Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Black Cat Day

Or, as you humans know it, Happy Halloween.

I will once again take the opportunity to extol the virtues of the Black Cat.

The ancient Egyptians were wise enough to worship us.

And to dispel myths - Charles I of England believed his black cat was good luck and he was proven right.   The day after his black cat finished her 9th life, Charles I was charged with high treason and ultimately beheaded.  So, make sure to keep your black cat around!!

And lest you wonder what the legal connection is, here are my results searching Google Scholar for cases mentioning black cats .   Note particularly, Equitable Life Assurance v. Berry in which the judge categorizes fear of a black cat as a mental disease.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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