I was reading Birgit's blog and she mentioned Sabrina The Teenage Witch. I must confess I was probably a little too old to appreciate it fully when it was on TV but I did remember the wonderfully sassy cat Salem.
It seems I'm not the only one to be a fan of the smart-aleck cat. Lara, from the UK, loved the show when she was teenager.
Her husband Sam said: "My wife Lara had always wanted a black cat. This came from her childhood love of witches. Her favourite TV show growing up was Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and the witch had a talking black cat as a pet.
"We could not believe it when Cats Protection told us that many of the cats in their care are actually black, because many people simply don’t want them. This made Lara really sad."
I wrote about the unpopularity of black cats in my post Black Cats Rule.
Sam and Lara were introduced to Coco at their Cats Protection and fell in love with her straight away.
Speaking as part of Purina and Cats Protection's Unadoptables campaign - which celebrates the fact no cat is unadoptable - Sam said: "Sadly, many of the cats in care are black. Where it was once superstition and the fear of bad luck, a growing trend to why black cats are often overlooked is because apparently, they don’t photograph well for people’s social feeds."
Sam and Lara originally looked into adopting a black kitten for their little girls - but they were just as thrilled when the family found a cat who was a little older. Sam said: "The girls weren’t at all sad that she’s not a kitten, they absolutely love her.
"The first day we took her home, she vanished. We looked everywhere. I couldn’t believe it when we found her in our girls’ room as they are so noisy and manic. In the drawers under their bed, I could just see a little bit of fur snuggled amongst the fancy dress."
If you can't remember much about Salem, here's a little video for you.
And finally... you can't keep a good cat down! This Youtube video (nothing at all to do with the story above) made me laugh.
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