Superstitions from around the world about moggies
Do you have any to add to the list?
England – Crossing the same path as a black cat is bad luck. Mmmmmm what about Oscar’s recent bad luck LOL 😦
America – Dreaming of a white cat brings good luck. Archie love you 🙂
France – If a maiden steps on a cat’s tail, it will take her a year longer to find a husband
China – A light haired cat will bring its owner silver, a dark haired cat will bring its owner gold. I wonder if China has many black cats!
Germany – If a sick man sees two cats fighting, death is near.
Holland – If a cat washes behind its ears, you can expect visitors
Italy – A cat sneezing is a good omen for everyone who hears it
Russia – To ensure happiness in your new home, a cat must move in with you
Scotland – A strange black cat on your porch brings prosperity
Wales – Those who feed cats will have sun on their wedding day
North Africa – An ear of corn is hung behind the door for good fortune – a cat nibbling it will bring extra luck
BELIEF SAILORS HAVE ABOUT CATS
If a cat licked its fur the wrong way, hail was on its way
When a cat sneezed you could be sure it was about to rain – and it would come from the direction in which the cat’s nose was pointing when it sneezed
A hefty gale was coming if the ship’s cat was seen frisking on deck
Cats were said to be able to raise storms with their tails, so a cat without a tail was seen as a guarantee of safe sailing weather. Manx cats were considered luckiest of all to have aboard. Sailor’s wives were sure to keep their cats well fed and happy, to avoid gale-inducing tail-wagging.
PLANNING A BBQ ? thought to remember
If a cat washed her face 0’er the ear, ‘Tis a sign that the weather will be clear.
Source: The Cat Lovers Companion by Milly Brown
Posted on 28/01/2014, in Moggies and tagged Cats, moggies, My Three Moggies, Superstitions, Three Moggies. Bookmark the permalink. 36 Comments.
Of course a happy home is one with a cat… or two or more!
Multi yes 🙂 X
Very interesting Michelle. America needs to adopt the Scottish belief about strange black cats on the porch bringing prosperity as they are the last to be adopted here in the states. We don’t understand that ’cause our humans love black kitties, as we know you do. Have a great week. Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo
I will always have black cats it is so wrong how a belief that has no truth affects them so much the wrong way 😦
I don’t think us Aussies have any cat specific beliefs..apart from the stupid black cat rubbish…personally black cats rock 😉 great post hugs Fozziemum xxx
Fozziemum huge hugs to you Love Oscar & Henry xxx
And you too Oscar and Henry!! Cleo is Panfur and proud and we have had in our time as pawrents…Simba Merlin Mc Tavish Fluffy Shaggy Chocko all panfurs…all loved and all missed xxxx
We are having steak cooked on the BBQ tonight, Alf better get licking BOL xxoxxx
Mollie and Alfie
Mollie you leave the fluff ball alone LOL x
My personal belief: Every cat brings luck, especially when they cross the street 🙂 Pawkiss 🙂
Binky we are with you there 🙂
For the English back cat one I was told that if it passes behind you or in front will dictate whether it’s good or bad luck that you will get. However I can never remember which one is which! :0S
ohh we have never heard of the passing of behind before 🙂
I feel I would be more help if I could tell you which was good and which was bad luck – supposedly!
Gosh……I don’t have anything to add to this list…..but I have always thought the “black cat” stigma is one of the saddest – sleek black panther cats are so gorgeous and just as dear and sweet as all the rest of us are!! Your guys are PROOF of that!! 😉
mmm we will agree as Oscar is having a behave himself day LOL 🙂
I hope I dream of a white cat! Yay. I have my own personal superstition – If a cat hides under a car and watches me, it’s trying to kill me. I’m afraid,
Love and licks,
Love it Cupcake 🙂
I have something for you on my bloggy: http://themisadventuresofmisaki.wordpress.com/2014/01/28/award-tuesday-2/
The black cat superstition here in the US is one we could do away with!
so true Island cats x
Oooh we love to read about different cultures, what an interesting post!
Coccolino we have been doing a lot of reading lately :-). We need some piggy facts – ideas for you
These are so cool. I haven’t heard most of them. Totally neat!! XOXO – Bacon
Bacon some was new to us also 🙂 meow or oink in your case LOL
We are from the UK and we always say black cats bring us luck. On their wedding day many brides here have a cardboard black cat given to them to bring them luck!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
That is so true Hannah & Lucy 🙂
I think that’s the right punishment for the french girls, it’s mean to step on the tail of a kitty :o)
New York State: if you butter a cat’s paws it won’t stray. I hven’t tried it but it sounds delicioius.
In regards to the black cat crossing your path, it was BAD LUCK if it crossed in FRONT of you, GOOD if it crossed BEHIND you.
Unknown origin: A calico cat at a wedding represented fertility for the married couple.
Selleck and His Person, Emily.
de food service galz ann cestree be primarily Irish…they all bee a crazed lot…heerz a few:
if a cat purrs, there’s a ghost in the room
**** we bee in trubull then
it’s bad luck to cross a stream carrying a cat
***** we’ll say, set uz down sew we can due sum fishin
bathing a cat will cause it to rain
***** that aint all its gonna cauz !!
Hilarious thanks for sharing guys xxx
Those are very good cat facts!
Wow some cool ones there,xx Speedy
Bery interestin….here in Canada we say if da Kat washez over da ear it meenz it will rain…a bit diffurent frum what ya posted.
Grrrreat bloggie 3 Moogiez.
Lub Nylablue xxx
I have not heard of some of those. I live in America and have never heard Dreaming of a white cat brings good luck. Love this one.
We like that one about no tails. Does any sailor at there want Rumpy? MOL