Black cats can bring us good luck, too. Dig into the folklore about black cats, and you'll find that they're not always thought of as omens of impending disaster. So if a black cat crosses your path, consider yourself lucky. Although he's just on his way to someplace he considers important, he may send you good fortune as he strolls by.
Fairies And Witches And Black Cats
And then there's the idea that black cats were witches' familiars, and some witches could even shape-shift themselves into black cats. Scary, but...
Black Cats Can Bring Us Good Luck
Sailors thought a black ship's cat would protect them. And fishermen's wives believed having a black cat at home would keep their husbands safe.
Oh, and in Scotland, having a black cat on your porch is a sign of future prosperity. In Japan, a black cat living with a single woman could bring her many suitors. In the English Midlands, giving a black cat as a wedding gift can bring good luck to the bride.
Honestly, I don't believe any of these things. I'm not superstitious. But I do believe black cats are good luck, if only because they bring me such joy and because so many of them have become my close friends.