People Are Sharing Photos of Their Black Cats & It Is Too Cute

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Did you know there's a holiday for black cats? We were reminded of this just recently when #NationalBlackCatDay started trending on socials. The result? Our feeds were filled with all manner of black (and black and white) kitties and just in time for Halloween too. Funny, adorable, and occasionally spooky? WE STAN. Here are 17 of our favorite #NationalBlackCatDay posts!


1. "🐈‍⬛ It's #NationalBlackCatCay! 🐈‍⬛ Please show off your black/black and white cats in the comments below! Let's show them all lots of love today. 🖤"

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2. "Miss Bella. The sassiest, and at the same time the sweetest little cat lady."

3. "This is Violet. I found her in terrible condition. It was so bad, vet said he was not sure she was "viable." Turns out she was, and I named her Violet. She is a sweetheart. Boy cats always go with her out in the yard making sure she is safe. It's sweet."

4. "I’m Twilight and I’m nearly 8 years old. Abandoned by my previous staff a long time ago and now with staff that cater to all my needs."

5. "Here’s Flynn, the youngest of our 4 mini panthers. He just turned 2, but he’s still absolutely my baby."

6. "Misha (6 months old), wants to say hello and “Happy Halloween”🎃🐈‍⬛"

7. "Just learned it's national black cat day. Aspen you are the best thing that's ever happened to me, I love you so much ❤️ #nationalblackcatday"

8. "Anton showing off his murder mittens! He only murders his toys, fortunately."

9. "This is Chloe, AKA Lunchbox, [my parent's cat] hoarding their golden retriever's bed (Samwise Gamgee)."

10. "Give your black cat a good scratch, because it's their day today!!! 🐈‍⬛✨💖 #NationalBlackCatDay"

11. "Time for my annual reminder on #NationalBlackCatDay that the wonderful Shirley Jackson had only black cats so that her husband would not be aware of the exact number." 🤣🤣🤣

12. "Happy #nationalblackcatday Here's my beautiful forest Fae 🐈🐾"

13. "Got a void? #NationalBlackCatDay"

14. "Thought I would share this since it's apparently #NationalBlackCatDay"

15. "Did you know? Black cats are said to be messengers of happiness in Japan."

16. "Here is Piper in her most ruler of the house mini-panther pose"

17. "Drusilla has spent #NationalBlackCatDay doing as little as possible. It’s her right 🖤"

And that's a wrap for this year. Don't forget to pencil #NationalBlackCatDay into your 2024 calendar on October 27 so you can take part in the festivities!

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