Top Black Adventure Cats Celebrate Black Cat Appreciation Day

Top Black Adventure Cats Celebrate Black Cat Appreciation Day by Layla Morgan Wilde

Black Cat Appreciation Day is a favorite cat holiday since I began blogging here in 2011. This year, I’d like to share some amazing black adventure cats from around the world. Since our Black Cats Tell All book was published, I’ve noticed an uptick in black cats in my @blackcatsofig community on Instagram. Specifically, black cats who enjoyt the great outdoors. They are leash and harness trained and enjoy everything from a walk in the park to rugged hiking, camping and even kayaking.

We’ve had an adventure of our own when Isaias stormed into town, leaving up with no power, water or Internet for nearly a week. It was a challenge to keep our cats cool but I took my own advice from my Summer Cat Care Guide (free to subscribers until the end of September). We’re still cleaning up the mess but trying to enjoy the dog days of August or as it’s often called, Dogust.  Thanks for understanding our absence and have another post ready you won’t want to miss later this week!

The ideal gift to celebrate is this one. It remains the only black cat book to dispel negative myths while being wildly entertaining. Also, if you haven’t posted a review, that would help the cause.

For Last Year’s Black Cat Appreciation Day celebration, Clyde was still alive embracing his inner adventure cat full throttle. It was the best summer and autumn of his life and I dedicate Black Cat Appreciation Day in his memory.  He is buried not far from his favorite look out point. Odin, pictured in the distance often stops by his and Domino’s graves.

black adventure cat Clyde

Slowly, year by year, the image of black cats has improved but there is room for improvement.  Just the other day, a friend shopping at Petco stopped to see the adoptable cats. She was disheartened to see a teenager afraid of a black cat thinking it was unlucky. Sigh. The work of  rebranding black cats as fabulously adoptable continues.

Let’s make some headway with these beauties, shall we?

  1. From Northern Wisconsin, is a trio of sisters led by Ledges, the quintessential adventure cat @blackcattrails Ledges, Lenroot and Mays are featured in my book having adventures camping and kayaking.

 

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2)  From Australia, is Nathan the famous swimming cat. She now has a sister named Winnie who happily joins her on their adventures on land and sea. @nathan_thebeachcat

 

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3) From the mountains of Norway, live Pixie and Bamse, Norwegian Forest Cat siblings @TheCabinKitties  It’s a joy to see them in their natural habitat.

 

 

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4) From Kitsilano, B.C. Canada is Shuri Minerva who is no stranger to paddleboards and kayaks @bc_shuri_adventurecat

 

 

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5) From Finland, the sleek panther, Dali, named after the artist was made for adventure in any season@dalitheblackadventurecat Let’s go! The stunning Lake Saima.

 

 

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6) From the Bay area in California is Kimi who shares her adventures with two dogs. This was taken after a four month quarantine in a motel. Can’t you smell the freedom? Their family was displaced and could use help. A GoFundMe is on their page @kimi.the.adventure.cat

 

 

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7) From upstate New York is the experienced adventure cat Sirius @siriusblack.adventurecat who lives with two black brofurs and a Bengal. You don’t have to scale mountains to be an adventure cat. Adventure can be right outside your front door.

 

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8) From Petaluma, California is the coolest kitty, Cash @cashmeowtside who loves exploring the outdoors with his black dog bro, Moose. It’s clear cats can enjoy camping adventures as much as dogs.

9) From Northern Ireland is adventure cat Mila who enjoys hiking in the most picturesque scenery as much as cuddling. @irish_adventure_kitty

How are you celebrating Black Cat Appreciation Day? There’s lots of fun going on also on Instagram at our @blackcatsofig Instagram stories and under the hashtag #blackcatappreciationday. Ironically, the founder of the holiday is on Facebook but not Instagram.

39 thoughts on “Top Black Adventure Cats Celebrate Black Cat Appreciation Day”

  1. Long before I knew anything at all about cats, I was living far away from my parents at my first job, and a family sort of had ‘adopted’ me…well, they invited me to go camping with them…and they brought along their little black kitty. He loved to sit inside a huge enameled cooking pot when it was not being used, to snoopervise all the goings on, MOL!! He was a very laid back cat.
    Sorry I cannot remember his name…I have some pictures in an old album, not scanned; my bad:)

    Glad you are getting back to a sort of normal after that nasty storm.

  2. We had to say goodbye to Little Bear, born to a foster mom cat from our local shelter. She was black, and had five kittens, but Little Bear was the smallest of the litter. She had just a little nub of a tail, and it made her look like a little bear cub, so her name was perfect for her. She had cancer and was only 7 years old when she passed. We miss her so much.

  3. I don’t know why so many people dislike black cats. I think they are beautiful. When I still had Praline, I saw a black Persian that I almost brought home. At the time, it wasn’t best for Praline, but I still love them.

  4. We will always remember and love Clyde. You know we are huge fans of black cats, and it’s so neat to see adventure black cats. Happy belated Black Cat Appreciation Day, Layla. XO

  5. Happiest of Happy Black Cat Appreciation Day!!!!!!!
    We are a day late but oh well. Every day is black cat appreciation day at our house. Our latest little boy (solid black from tip to tail) had his neuter surgery today.
    we love all of the adventure cats, it is so good to see cats doing what they love and loving what they do.
    I hope everything gets back to normal for you guys after the storm.
    Luvs
    Skeeter and Izzy and the Feral Gang and the Angels >^..^^..^<~

  6. I’m glad you got your power back at least, Layla. Storms can leave such a mess! I really enjoyed seeing all the beautiful black kitties in this post. Happy Black Cat Appreciation Day to all!

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