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Old Nov 20th 2017, 11:37 pm   #1
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Hi has anyone had any bad experiences that have anything to do with black cats?

I have 2 and have heard some rather worrying things about how they are treated / viewed in Italy.

Hoping very much that it's just a bit of mythology/ scaremongering, but worried nontheless...
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Old Nov 21st 2017, 6:02 am   #2
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Best to keep him indoors around the festival of San Giovanni (24 June) when people used to throw them into a fire. They might still do it in some remote village in somewhere like Umbria!

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Hi,we have loads of black cats around here,all other colours also.Mostly strays and no harm comes to them unless they get run over of course which is quite common,cheers,Brian.
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Thanks Brian That's reassuring!
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Hi,we have loads of black cats around here,all other colours also.Mostly strays and no harm comes to them unless they get run over of course which is quite common,cheers,Brian.
mine (black) got run over. But then so did my daughter's (tabby).
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Hi has anyone had any bad experiences that have anything to do with black cats?

I have 2 and have heard some rather worrying things about how they are treated / viewed in Italy.

Hoping very much that it's just a bit of mythology/ scaremongering, but worried nontheless...
Unfortunately there are many cat haters out there, no matter which country you are in (regardless of the myths). All you can do is reduce the risk by not living in a busy village/town, or on a busy main road. The fewer people around the better but of course there's always a risk.
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I think in the south they worry more about the Mafia than witches and black cats,lol.
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