Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Adopt A Less Adoptable Pet Week: Bombay the Black Cat

This is post #7 in the series. You can read post #8 at A Tonk's, Tale...

Today's guest blogger is, once again, Michelle Cour. She spoke with Bombay, a three year old cat available for adoption from Wayside Waifs in Kansas City.

Hi, I’m Bombay and I’m an all black domestic shorthair cat. As cute as I am, you’d think I’d have found a home by now, but I’m still stuck at the shelter. We black cats have a really hard time finding families. Some people never got over that old superstition of black cats and witches (witches, really? – this is the 21st century, folks). Some people may have been outside when it’s dark and one of us walked in front of them. Scared them too; not because we’re snarly or evil, they just got startled they didn’t see us coming. And some folks believe that deal about good guys - white hats, bad guys - black hats. It wasn’t true for cowboys and it ain’t true for cats neither! Thanks for letting me vent. I needed that! Ahem…

Okay, I admit sometimes it’s hard to see details of our pretty faces clearly. A black nose no matter how cute doesn’t stand out very well against black fur. And unless our photographer takes us into a sunny room for our photo shoot, you really don’t see all the beautiful coppery brown tones in our fur and underfur. Gorgeous! You’d pay hundreds of dollars for highlights like this at the salon, ladies! So please, next time you’re shopping for a cat, please consider us.

Here are the top 10 reasons to own a black cat:

10.  You can always find your black cat in the snow. For Florida, easy to find on any light colored surface such as carpeting or the beach.

9.    Black goes with everything and it’s a powerful color. It's true. You know it. We know it. You've got your black power suit, your little black dress, best black heels etc.

8.  Black cats look like little panthers. Their regal breeding is very apparent under their sleek black coats.

7.  A black cat will match any décor. You won't have to redecorate your house to coordinate with your cat. They go with gold brocade, white velvet, pink moiré etc.

6.  Black is beautiful. There's deep auburn black, blue black, the black with tiny white highlights, sleek black, fluffy black, the black with bunny-soft fur, you get the idea.

5.  Black is slimming. Hold a black cat on your lap and you look 10 pounds thinner.  

4.  Black cats have more fun. You only thought it was blondes that had more fun, look at their black roots.

3.  Black cats try harder to make up for the image they somehow got of being scary or evil. We’re nothing like that. We go overboard to be as affectionate and loving as any fluffy white, pink-nosed bunny kitty could be.

2.  Love knows no color! Black cats don’t care what color YOUR hair is! Turning grey or falling out? Fine with us.

And the # 1 reason to adopt a black cat is that Black Cats are the least likely to get adopted!
 We need you. You seem like a really nice person reading about us, kind and open-minded. So come meet a few of us and take one or two home today. Otherwise, I’ll have to put an evil spell on you.      Just kidding!

Thanks Bombay and thanks again Michelle! So many great reasons to adopt a black cat. If you're not in the Kansas City area to give Bombay a forever home, there are always plenty of black cats to choose from in your area.


  1. I'm purring for Bombay and all the other bootiful black cats that they get wonderful forever homes.

  2. M can attest to the fact that black cats are more loveable (if you could black and white as falling in that category). She's had one black one and then me. She says dat me and Pepper were for sure the most loveable.

  3. SCREEEE! He is so cute. Yes, black is beautiful. As a kid, Pop says he always wanted a black cat with orange eyes. Maybe someday.

  4. Bombay is one of my favorite cats at Wayside Waifs right now. She follows me around, she really just wants someone to hang out with who will play with her and give her some attention. When she's had enough, she will walk away. She's terrific!