Now that Samhain (Halloween) is past us, it's safe for our black cats to show their faces again. Our lovely felines have unfortunately been the brunt of some very sadistic and untrue tales down through the ages. They have long been vilified as "familiars" to witches and unduly endowed with fantastic, supernatural powers. These vitriolic untruths were unfortunately perpetuated by early Christians who were trying to convert Pagans to their way of thinking.
Gratefully, our beautiful babies are now not only accepted in to our society, but have become the most popular pet in the nation. Please believe me, I am a dog lover, as well, having been the friend to four wonderful mutts over the past 40 or so years. My most memorable dog was a poodle named Desi (Short for Silver Desiree) and she was undoubtedly the smartest animal I've ever known. She lived to be 18 years old, and to this day is sorely missed and talked about all the time. She was truly one in a million friend.
However, time marches on and today's animal friends are our adopted Spike and Sluggo. Today, we feature Spike, our Halloween kitty whose holiday we just celebrated. He graciously consented to a photo feature for today's blog. So without further ado, we present His Royal Majesty, Spike!