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10 Hair-Raising Reasons You Need a Black Cat

By: Alyssa Little

It’s the spookiest time of year, so it’s time for some black cats!

A black cat is a wonderful addition to the home year-round, but they do have a certain magic during the month of October. After all, these black beauties are pretty much the mascot of Halloween. These kitties don Trick-Or-Treat doorstops year after year with mischievous delight.

In fact, Trupanion HQ goes to the cats for Meow-O-Ween, (we love cats), and we have over 26 Purrfect office cats, two of which are black cats. Check out our Top 10 hair-raising reasons you need a black cat as your new four-legged friend.

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Top 10 thrilling reasons to get a black cat this “howl-iday” season

1. Black cats are mysterious

A best mate that has: mystery, allure, great fashion sense, and is always there? Sounds like you found your new best friend!

2. A little bit of superstition

Some people believe black cats are good luck, others believe black cats can signal bad luck. We at Trupanion think having that furry friend next to you every day is all the luck you’ll ever need!

3. You’ll always find a friend here

If you’re in the market to add a kitty to your squad, a great place to look would be an animal shelter or rescue organization. Black cats can make up to one-third of the shelter population. As a result, there is a chance you’ve got a furry companion just waiting to meet you.

4. Cats are one of two colors

So here is a fun fact. Genetically, cats are born either one of two colors—red or black. Clearly, black cats are the best ever.

5. Black cats match all of your black clothes

As a pet parent, it’s best to get used to having pet fur all over your clothes. But if you have a black cat, the fur will magically blend in with all your black clothes. No lint roller needed!

6. Purring for a workout

Want to squeeze in a workout? Your new feline friend loves to stretch! Try out some yoga with your kitty for a great bonding activity.

7. Ready to greet trick-or-treaters

A black kitty is a great housemate to greet Trick-Or-Treaters on Halloween. If you spot a black cat in a window on Halloween, you’ve caught them in their happy place. After all, it’s their favorite spot to watch all the spooky festivities!

8. Great companion

Want a night-in to hang-out with your best friend? Black cats are great listeners, love to cuddle, and are always ready to snuggle and watch a ghostly Halloween movie.

9. Low maintenance

These purrfect feline companions are low maintenance, fiercely independent, and love some alone time. Can’t find your kitty around the house? Check under a blanket, on the bookshelf, or in the window. They're probably purring with delight, enjoying the quiet time.

10. Halloween is their favorite "howl-i-day"

Black cats are complete with their very own Halloween costume. They're ready for all the fun the season has to offer and are practically celebrities when it comes to Halloween. The black cat Halloween mascot is here!

Black cats = forever friends

When you’re in search of your next forever friend, consider adding a little black cat to your tribe. Black cats are adorable, fun, and festive companions. They add a little Halloween magic to every household year-round and will be your best friend through every season to come.

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