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Pets Magazine November 2018

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This month, we feature MOJO, Instagram's newest canine star; Pet Horoscopes by Russell Grant; an expert on how to look after your pets' digestion & improve their long-term health & happiness; our fantastic festive giveaway of a 3D printed sculpture of YOUR pet, and more inside!



Who’s Afraid of Black Cats? “… a remarkably large and beautiful animal, entirely black, and sagacious to an astonishing degree.” ― Edgar Allan Poe, The Black Cat DR DAVID CLIFF, of Gedanken, a company specialising in coaching-based support and personal development, looks at the fascinating mythology and superstition that has surrounded black cats for thousands of years.... As the proud owner of a black cat, it is always puzzling to see advertisements from cat shelters and other animal rescue centres that seem to show how black cats are the hardest to rehome. Why a feline noir should be so difficult to place is a complex inter play of superstition, aesthetics and cultural perspectives, which gives the poor old black moggie a bit of a hard time. The ancient Egyptians prized all cats; indeed, the ancient Egyptian God Bastet was the goddess of warfare in Lower Egypt and was depicted as a black, cat-headed woman who was the defender of the Pharaoh. Unfortunately, poor Bastet, or Bast as she was called in various manifestations, would give way as Upper and Lower Egypt unified to Seckmet, who although a cat, was associated with menstruation and medicine as well as war and vengeance. With this, the links between cats and females began to increasingly grow. The Egyptians so loved their cats that any harm to them was considered a severely punishable offence. The revered moggies were mummified in their thousands; sadly few examples of these now exist as Victorian entrepreneurs chose to use the mummified corpses as fertiliser! In Celtic mythology, the black cat was considered to be evil and was sacrificed, despite cats as a group being regarded as magical. The full-blown assault on black cats however, took place in the middle ages when the Christians began to associate cats with witchcraft and Satanism, often seeing accused witch as having a “Familiar” or even, the cat itself being a transformed witch. Vet Pets Magazine

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