– in part, some think, “because they don’t photograph as well as lighter-colored animals.”
BAH, I SAY!
The only reason my black cat Mandala Piranha Bacon is difficult to photograph is because he hates the paparazzi.
This is how they killed Princess Di, lady. Back off.
This one was taken in a low-light den of catnip iniquity:
Emoting just fine, thanks.
Admit it: this one could out-perform the Farrah poster.
Here’s two from low-light days:
Please note complicated and clearly visible eyebrow position which reduces the viewer to a rubble of gratitude for dogs’ devoted guardianship of our species for lo these many thousands of years
Please note chicken-frog-butt
Black animals photograph just fine.
Superstition also plays a part, of course, as does the notion that black animals will be scarier to people than a fluffy blonde (a systemic problem of perception in our culture, eh?).
Black dogs (especially big ones) and black cats take twice as long to get adopted and are euthanized for lack of space/’unadoptability’ at a much higher rate.
Adopt a black cat or dog and you do double the rescue.
Additional benefits of a black animal:
- they look good in everything, and out-chic everyone around them
- if you’re a goth/beatnik/New Englander or someone else prone to wearing a lot of dark clothing, their shedding hardly shows at all!
- they encourage more creative endearments. Gilly, for example, is my “Onyx Anubis.” Mandala is my “Obsidian Dragon.”
Seriously, black-colored animals get a harder road.
Consider adopting one of them the next time you’re looking for a companion.