Who Rules Halloween? The Connection Between Black Cats and a Pagan Holiday

Black cats should be watched closely as part of Halloween pet safety

Many of us get swept up in all the fun of Halloween, but costumes and candy haven’t always been part of the tradition. Instead, the holiday originated in ancient times and included celebrating mortality with large feasts, fires, dancing, waking spirits, bedeviling night creatures, and other supernatural occurrences.

Today, most people are shopping for their Black Panther costume, but it’s worth noting that black cats have always been part of this seasonal, ritualistic event.


What’s so Crazy About Leash Training Cats? Nothing!

Walking a cat on a leash may seem as exotic as, say, strutting around with a python draped around your shoulders—but it’s entirely normal and natural. Sure, many cats might need some extra convincing that you’re not entrapping them, but leash training cats can definitely evolve into a mutually beneficial experience.

A Furry Space Bubble

This probably goes without saying, but it’s a good idea to give Fluffy his or her space when it comes to new ideas. If your feline has always been an apartment-dwelling cat, it’s quite possible that walking down the avenues together is the very last thing on his or her “to-do” list. To be sure, many cats just don’t feel safe or comfortable outside the home. Please don’t force the situation.