Black cats are sometimes thought to symbolize bad luck. But they haven’t always had that reputation.
King Charles I of England was absolutely convinced that his beloved black cat was his good luck charm. He carried his pet everywhere with him – he was never without it by his side.
When the cat died, the King was distraught and grieved for it deeply. He was also convinced that all of his good fortune died along with his “good luck charm.” He told others that his life would never be the same again and that all his luck was gone.
The very next day, he was arrested and subsequently beheaded! Think maybe he was onto something?!
One of the sweetest cats I ever had was a black beauty named Renee Elise. She was completely good luck for me and everyone who had the pleasure of meeting her. My daughter Emily and her husband Dill have a gorgeous black cat named “Janie” and I can’t imagine life without my grandkitty. She’s a real character and bad luck is the last thing I’d ever associate with her!