Black = bad luck?
Someone just wrote in to say that she picked up a cat that she wanted to adopt out. She said that her parents will not allow a black cat because black cats they felt, were inauspicious. I told her chances are much slimmer when it comes to adopting a black cat out as her parents aren't the only ones who feel this way.
It is still very hard to adopt out black cats - and many people still feel that black cats are unlucky and will not take them. I think it's high time that this superstition is put to an end because black cats are just as lovely as any other cat. In fact, some people feel that cats of certain colours have certain character traits - and people who live with black cats often tell me that they have the most gentle, sweet natures.
The funny thing is that in some countries, black cats are considered lucky - so maybe we should import that custom over :)