Having owned three black cats in my life I have a special love for these lounge room panthers. It's like having a piece of the wild in your house. Each of mine had very individual personalities, Coco was a sweetie but before her I took in a stray when I was very young. He was so independent and I think he regarded my place a bit like a hotel he visited for some R & R. I never really owned him. And then there was Sasha who lived to a ripe old age and forever retained her independence and aloofness although she did mellow with age and liked attention more than she did when she was a young cat. The weird old superstitions about black cats are just superstitious rubbish. Black cats are just like any other cat with their own individual character and I think they are beautiful.