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Irish Cats Bring St. Patrick’s Day Luck

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Irish Cats Bring St. Patrick’s Day Luck by Layla Morgan Wilde

They say everyone can be Irish on St. Patrick’s Day and that includes cats. If we’ve ever needed some extra Irish luck, it would be this year. It felt frivolous featuring cat in silly costumes given the state of the world but then I heard about Buddha. This post is dedicated to Buddha, a special black cat who is featured in my book Black Cats Tell All.

His story is one of my favorites and St. Patrick’s Day happens to be his birthday. This year the dear Buddha boy turns 12 and he could use some of that famous lucky black cat luck himself. Last year he had a tumor removed on his mouth and the cancer has returned. We would love some positive thoughts, prayers, purrs sent to him on his Furball Fables Facebook page .

Our friend Chase Holiday, his cat mom is worried about his vet bills. It’s been a tough year for Chase and any help would be a godsend. She has cool cat things at her ETSY SHOP and donations can be sent to her PayPal donation page

Every year since this blog started in 2011, I’ve created or curated a new collection of cute, funny, weird, vintage, you name it, cards and photos of cats celebrating St. Catrick’s Day with Lucky Black Cats a perennial favorite. Of course my cats would have their say especially Odin…

St. patrick's day funny cat Odin

Did you know March 17th is also the feast day of St. Gertrude, the Patron Saint of Cats?


My favorite cat quote and Irish proverb is: Beware of people who dislike cats. And may I add: black cats.

This is my new “vintage” collection which I hope brings smiles and purrfect LUCK. My thoughts are still very much on the cats and other animals in Ukraine (see my post) and I am continuing donating all proceeds from sales from my MEOW MAGIC Shop to IFAW

This year I went all vintage but I edited in new elements and improved the resolution.

Not sure why a Victorian chimney sweep is lucky but he’s cute so…

Double Luck? Yes, please!

As I was working on this, I was reminded how our beloved Angel cats keep supporting us from above. They are always near us, we just need to remember and call them.

lucky black cat adoption

Happy St. Patrick’s Day and St. Gertrude’s Day. May it bring you peace, love and mountains of LUCK!

Layla, Nou Nou, Odin and the Angels


  • Sandee

    What a fun St. Patrick’s Day post.

    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday Dear Budda,♪♫
    ♪♫Happy Birthday to you.♪♫

    Have a purrfect Thankful Thursday and St. Patrick’s Day. ♥

  • mommakatandherbearcat

    It’s true: Beware anyone who doesn’t like cats. And even more true: Beware anyone who doesn’t like black cats. Anyone who believes the myths about either is highly suspect themselves.
    Happy Birthday, Buddha!

  • databbiesotrouttowne

    Buddha; even tho it’s St Patrick’s day, we send de blessingz oh St Francis two ewe for healtheez and happeez; and best fizhez and wizhez for nother 12 birthdayz ♥♥♥♣♣♣♥♥♥♣♣♣

  • meowmeowmans

    Happy birthday, and many purrs and lots of good energy to Buddha. We are so sorry to read that his cancer came back.
    Your vintage cards are fabulous, Layla. Our favorite is the “Double Luck” one. 🙂
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Happy St. Gertrude’s Day, and much love to you all.

  • Chase and Buddha

    Thank you so much Layla! Buddha is going to have the very best birthday ever thanks to all the love and best birthday wishes he is getting from all over the world. Big Hugs xoxo Chase and Buddha

    • Layla

      Chase, I’m sending a bunch of super healing purrrrrrs and birthday love to Buddha today. Post will be on Instagram @blackcatsofig

  • Andrea

    “They are always near us, we just need to remember and call them.”
    Thanks for the reminder! I think of them every day but I don’t always talk to them. Today I am.

    My thoughts and prayers are with Buddha and all the cats in Ukraine, both the cats who remain and the ones who’ve escaped.

    • Layla

      Thanks so much Andrea. I was really feeling the angels as I put this together. Alive or in spirit our pets work hard to help us. I have no doubt the pets still with their family are offering much comfort.

  • Skeeter and Izzy

    Happy Happy to Buddha! We send you and your Mom tons of love and Purrs and Prayers. We know how hard the vet bills can be.
    We love the cool cards as always Layla and hope the Irish Luck will touch us all.
    To All
    Happy St Paddy’s Day
    Skeeter and Izzy and the Feral Gang & the Angels >^..^^..^<~

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