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Black Cats Bring Good Luck. Here’s the Proof

Black Cats Bring Good Luck

Mercy Gracey Halloween Collage

Mercy and me in my Mercy Costume

The Scottish believe that the random appearance of a black cat at your doorstep foreshadows prosperity. Since my mom is of Scottish descent,  she and my dad must have known that when my brother Mercy was just a tiny little kitten fending for himself in the alley behind our old house, he was going to bring joy, love and happiness into our family.

Mercy, a black cat, was born into a feral cat colony that occupied the alley behind our house. He was a  super tiny little kitten when he first popped up by the feeding rock. This was a rock hidden from the view of a mean neighbor that didn’t like that my parents were feeding the alley cats.   My parents were smitten by him.  My dad said that he would jump up on top of the rock and shake his back end from side to side to keep the other cats  two to three times the size of him off the rock until he got his share of the food. My parents couldn’t stand the thought of little Mercy  fending for himself in the alley, so they caught him, got  him cleaned up and off to visit the doctors at the Morris Veterinary Clinic.  Mercy was a healthy kitten and Dr. G even said that if we didn’t want to keep him,  he would take him because he could already tell that he was super smart and was going to be a great cat with a sweet personality.  And Dr. G was right!

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Black Cat Appreciation Day! Mercy Me

Today is Black Cat Appreciation Day!

We are celebrating with my brother Mercy today.  He is a beautiful sleek and shiny boy with three white diamond

Gracey's brother Mercy

Mercy

patches at his chest and on his underside.  He has big  green eyes and a black nose.  Mercy is super sweet, he really is. I think we look alike around the eyes don’t you?

In honor of my brother,  I decided to tell you how Mercy came to be adopted into our family.

Mercy’s Story

Before we moved into our current habitat, we lived in another  habitat, that was a loft style apartment.  There was an alley that ran behind our building, and in this alley lives a feral colony of cats.  Now these cats were taken care of by a few of our neighbors and my parents.  We would feed the cats every day and if we were late, they would come up and knock on the door to remind us.

Not all of our neighbors liked the alley cats.  There was one lady in particular that was super mean.  One day she even had the Mayor trapped in the alley telling her that the cats were ruining her flowers. Now you might think that could be possible, cats will be cats,  but I must tell [Read more…]