Thursday, April 14, 2011

Her Majesty the Cat

"With their qualities of cleanliness, discretion, affection, patience, dignity, and courage, how many of us, I ask you, would be capable of becoming cats?"
- Fernand Mery Her Majesty the Cat

Cat sketch - W&N watercolour - on Bockingford 300gsm 8" x 12" - unframed

We all know the superstition about a black cat crossing your path. It is said that, to reverse the bad luck curse of a black cat crossing your path, first walk in a circle, then go backward across the spot where it happened and count to 13! Here are some more superstitions about cats.

Dreaming of white cat means good luck. - American superstition
To see a white cat on the road is lucky. - American superstition
It is bad luck to see a white cat at night. - American superstition
If a cat washes behind its ears, it will rain. - English superstition
A strange black cat on your porch brings prosperity. - Scottish superstition
A cat sneezing is a good omen for everyone who hears it. - Italian superstition
A cat sleeping with all four paws tucked under means cold weather ahead. - English superstition
When moving to a new home, always put the cat through the window instead of the door, so that it will not leave. - American superstition
When you see a one-eyed cat, spit on your thumb, stamp it in the palm of your hand, and make a wish. The wish will come true. - American superstition
In the Netherlands, cats were not allowed in rooms where private family discussions were going on. The Dutch believed that cats would definitely spread gossips around the town. - Netherlands superstition
To reverse the bad luck curse of a black cat crossing your path, first walk in a circle, then go backward across the spot where it happened and count to 13.

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