W&N watercolour and Parker Fountain pen, Black Quink ink, on Visual 200gsm – In memory of my cat “Smewsy”, whom we were honoured enough to have in our lives for 13 years – Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa
“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
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.
14th July 2013 – SOLD 1 Greeting Card – thank you to the buyer!