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