Black cats have emerged as one of Halloween's most enduring symbols though they're really no more fierce, fearful or frightening than any other cat. Don't believe us? We'll bet these 10 beautiful & mysterious black cats will change your impression from frightful to delightful.  

The Benchwarmer

This jade-eyed charmer loves his wood slatted bench... so much. We'll bet she's missed 4, maybe 5 buses already because as any cat knows, once you've found your comfort zone you never want to let it go. (Black Cat image via Fanpop/JinxAndKidFlash)

Black Russian

In post-Soviet Russia, you scare black cat! This adorable black beauty enjoys going undercover to get the scoop on the latest hot news story. At least he won't have to worry about unsightly ink smudges. (Black Cat image via Great Pictures of Cats)

Ebony On Ivory

Hitching a ride on a polar bear is all good fun... until the bear rolls over, of course. We can't see the entire back of this very relaxed black cat but we'd like to think there's a teeny tiny newborn Knut hanging in by hanging on. (Black Cat image via Kitty Bloger)

Green-Eyed Lady

It's said that a black cat crossing one's path is an omen of bad luck but the gorgeous green-eyed cat above can cross our path anytime. Like the friendly feline herself, things just can't help but be looking up. (Black Cat image via Fairy Tales from A Parallel Universe)

Sofa, So Good

As comfy and sleep-inducing as this couch appears, the cat resting upon it still manages to keep an eye – and just ONE eye – on the surrounding scene. Clean as a whistle and obviously well cared for, this exquisite black cat shows off a head to tail coat of sleek, glossy fur. (Black Cat image via Cat and Dog)

Cat On A Hot Tile Roof

One would imagine a black cat sunning itself on a black tar-paper covered garage roof would feel mighty toasty in no time flat. It might indeed but as cats are originally desert creatures, they can tolerate heat much more than we puny humans. Kudos to photographer Peter Huys for capturing this superbly seasonal color-coordinated composition featuring his very own black cat on his very own garage roof. (Black Cat image via Peter Huys)

I Can Haz Respect?

Black cats aren't all that far removed, genetically speaking, from black panthers and photos like the one above only serve to highlight their relationship. The difference is, the panther would enjoy having you for dinner while the cat merely wants you to MAKE his dinner... like, right now! (Black Cat image via Created Wallpapers)

Kittened To The Curb

Seemingly lost in thought, a blue-eyed black kitten waits by the roadside for who knows what or whom. Someone needs to tell him, however, that the white zone is for immediate loading and unloading only and there is no stopping in the red zone. (Black Cat image via DeviantART/~butterfly~heaven)

Too Cool For Cats

There are polar bears, wolves, foxes, hares, owls and more, but why are there no polar cats? That's what the subject of the image above seems to be thinking – just before his owner lets him back indoors to lounge before the fireplace. (Black Cat image via Wikipedia/Juan Ramirez)

Women Are From Venus, Cats Are From Mars

The late great sci-fi author wrote the short story “Dark They Were, and Golden-Eyed” about Martians but the description could easily be applied to many black cats as well. Was Bradbury inspired by a golden-eyed black cat, perhaps? Did he imagine a Mars populated by golden-eyed black cats? Maybe he didn't... but we can! (Black Cat image via Funny Cat Wallpapers)


Did you know that black cats are least likely color cat to be adopted? That's just not right; imagine the furor that would erupt if we were talking about people and not cats. Truth is, black cats are just as lively, loyal and loveable as any other cat. If you see one at your local shelter, consider giving him or her a chance to change your perceptions by adding extra color to your life! (Black Cat images via Stuffpoint, top, and Classic Movie Monsters, above)

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