If you see a black cat backstage –
especially if one rubs against you
– you’ll give an outstanding acting
Although some superstitions tout
black cats as bad luck, many people
assume good luck is on the way
when a black cat is present. This
is true in the theater, where some
actors even bring black cats backstage with them, hoping the feline
good luck charm will assure a winning performance. Encore!
If you see a one-eyed cat, spit on your thumb, stamp it in the
middle of your palm, and make a wish — it will come true.
If you’re spitting on yourself, perhaps your wish should be
something involving a sink and some soap. Leave the rubbing of spit on oneself to the cats! When I see a one-eyed
cat, I only wish to pet his sweet face. Meow!
If a cat washes his face in the parlor, expect
There are a few superstitions involving cats
cleaning themselves, but some people believe
that feline face-washing in the parlor (
nowadays, wherever guests are normally entertained)
means that company is on the way. Who
wouldn’t want to know about impending guests?
It gives us time to lint-roll that layer of cat hair
off the sofa!
Cats are gossip mongers, so remove them
from the room when discussing private
Cats are pretty nosy, and maybe they do run
around spreading family business to all their
cat friends. I like thinking about cats around
a water cooler, sharing all their humans’ dirty
laundry but only if my cats aren’t there. Look
out, Perez Hilton, here comes Purrez Hilton!