Black cats are undoubtedly the most magical kind of felines.
Shimmering in the dark, black cats never look dirty or mangled – even if they’ve been out roughhousing with other critters.
And yet, unreasonably, loads of people are scared of black cats.
In America, the Puritan Pilgrims distrusted anything associated with witchcraft – including black cats – and they actively persecuted them (including actually burning black cats on Shrove Tuesday).
Today, people still think they bring bad luck – one of the reasons that folk tend to avoid adopting black cats (that, and the fact that they’re apparently Instagram unfriendly…).