Black Cat Appreciation: Meet Shadow

Shadow the handsome
Shadow the handsome

Shadow, How old are you?


Since I was a stray initially they estimated my birthday to be July of 2012. With that said I am just a little over a year old.

Where did you get your name from?

Funny story….daddy called from the shelter where he was picking me up from. The shelter named me “Ex” when I came in. They wanted to know a name for my tag to send me home with. Mommy was on the phone and trying to think fast. All she could think of was that I was all black like a Shadow. Hence my name “Shadow”.

How did you come to your forever home?

The shelter was over crowded and they were running a special on kitties. Mommy asked daddy if they could get a playmate for my fur sister, Mischief. Daddy went to the local shelter and I was the last kitty there. They said that many people looked at me but did not want me because I was all black. Mommy said that she wanted the yin to her yang and thought we (Mischief and I) would get along great! So they brought me to my new home.

Posing with roses
Posing with roses

Do you get to go outside?

I have only been out once. My family took me to the vet. Yucky Mommy doesn’t take me out much because I have a high prey drive and she is afraid of me daring off after some poor birdie and getting myself lost.

Where do you like to sleep?

Shadow realizing this is not as fun as Mischief said
Shadow realizing this is not as fun as Mischief said

Sleep? Anywhere I fit! I am a very big and lengthy boy. It is hard to find a comfy spot to sleep but when I do I relish every minute.

What would you like to say to people who are scared of black cats?

Afraid of black cats? We come pre-cursed and lots of people think that we are bad luck or mean. We are quite the opposite. We are very smart and sweet. I say that if you are looking to adopt a kitty (cat) then black cats are the way to go!

Is there anything else you would like to say about your family?

My family is the best family that any cat could hope for. They took me off the streets and gave me a nice warm place to live, sleep, eat and play. I am showered with affection and have lots of brothers, sisters and friends (furry and other kinds).

Happy Halloween, remember keep the black cats indoors
Happy Halloween, remember keep the black cats indoors

Author’s Note: Many thanks to Shadow for answering the interview questions. Pictures were used with permission. You can visit Shadow on his sister’s page Mischief also check out her interview on the blog Meet Mischief.

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