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A black cat....

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noodlesandtomatoes Mon 11-Dec-17 19:29:07

Crossed my path. Good or bad luck?

Fekko Mon 11-Dec-17 19:30:17


Suze1621 Mon 11-Dec-17 22:24:43

As a child I remember one of our neighbours not going into work as a black cat crossed his path. He was a miner and there was a fall during the shift he should have worked and colleagues were injured, some badly. This confirmed his superstition that black cats were unlucky - his wife however was equally convinced that this sequence of events proved that black cats were lucky as he was not hurt!

DrHarleenFrancesQuinzel Mon 11-Dec-17 22:35:50

What if its your own pet? My black cat is always crossing my path, but as we live in the same house it does happen fairly often.

kiwiquest Mon 11-Dec-17 22:54:45

Hmmm my parents demented black beast crossed my path at silly o clock this morning as I left their house nearly tripping me over.... unlucky for me. But then I got purrs and cuddles...lucky for me. grin So both!

Katedotness1963 Mon 11-Dec-17 23:00:35

Black cats are lucky!

SabineUndine Mon 11-Dec-17 23:02:15

I always say it’s lucky for any black cat that crosses my path cos I’ll give it a cuddle.

goose1964 Mon 11-Dec-17 23:04:48

I thought it was lucky in the UK but unlucky in the states

TitsNnails Mon 11-Dec-17 23:07:00

In my case lucky. My black cat is on my lap and he is fabulous.

MyCatHasStaff Mon 11-Dec-17 23:07:26

Whenever a black cat crosses your path it definitely means it's going somewhere.
Owner of 3 black cats. You're welcome grin

MayFayner Mon 11-Dec-17 23:09:53

If it crosses from left to right: good luck
Right to left: bad luck

Just don't quote me on that because I made it up, or someone did.

DramaAlpaca Mon 11-Dec-17 23:10:16

To be lucky the black cat has to cross your path from left to right.

Before anyone asks, I have no idea where I heard this.

DramaAlpaca Mon 11-Dec-17 23:16:27

Oh! Great x-post with MayFayner there!

Theresnonamesleft Mon 11-Dec-17 23:19:08

So how comes us owners aren’t doomed to bad luck. Mine cross my path from all directions all the time.

MayFayner Mon 11-Dec-17 23:19:21

Really, alpaca! I said don't quote me grin

Rebeccaslicker Mon 11-Dec-17 23:19:55

Depends if you're a mouse or not!

TotemIcePole Mon 11-Dec-17 23:20:41

Lucky. Mine are beautiful bear

DramaAlpaca Mon 11-Dec-17 23:20:47


Weedsnseeds1 Mon 11-Dec-17 23:22:52

This gorgeous boy crossed my path nearly two years ago. He's brought nothing but pleasure. Good luck for suresmile

halloweenzombie Mon 11-Dec-17 23:22:58

This one crosses my path all the time 😺 she had been for three years now and I'm still here 😉

halloweenzombie Mon 11-Dec-17 23:23:48

Has been *
And another picture just because

CheshireChat Mon 11-Dec-17 23:27:42

This reminds me of the massive black cat that launched itself at my toddler... As it wanted a cuddle! Happy cat and happy DS, but I thought it wanted to claw his face off as it was so sudden shock.

melj1213 Mon 11-Dec-17 23:32:52

Another owner of black cats (two - tho one has a few white spots) here.

The only time black cats crossing my path is bad luck is if they try to do it as I am walking down stairs usually with a laundry basket or some such item that means I can't see them lurking on the step below

NoCanoe Tue 12-Dec-17 00:01:36

All cats are lucky.
Especially black ones.

HidingBehindTheWallpaper Tue 12-Dec-17 00:05:00

It depends if you are in the uk or the us.

In the uk a black cat crossing your path is good luck. In the US it’s bad luck.

I was a superstitions geek as a child, don’t judge me.

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