Black Cats have been the subject of sculptors, painters, photographers, and authors since time immemorial. Cultures variously view the Black Cat as bringing bad luck versus bringing good luck to their household or ship. Ancient Egypt paid homage to the goddess, Bastet (depicted as a woman with the head of a Black Cat). To gain favor from the goddess, Egyptian households kept Black Cats as pets. Read the Mews N News article, 'Black Cats,' posted on 12/22/15 which depicts superstitions, factoids & iconic Black Cats.