Ailurophobia

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© Regenia Brabham
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Black cats have been a target of fears and phobias since the beginning of time. I wonder if that is why they are usually the last color to be adopted. The animal shelters are full of black cats and dogs.

Ailurophobia: A fear of cats.

Thank you for the spotlight Donald!

50 responses

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (25 Jun 2012):

    Awesome photo!

  • catharine amato

    catharine amato gave props (25 Jun 2012):

    I love black cats and dogs! And this is a fabulous photo!

  • Lisa Fournier

    Lisa Fournier gave props (25 Jun 2012):

    So beautiful eyes !

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (25 Jun 2012):

    Thank you guys. I took this at one of the local shelters for cats. I was amazed at how clean and how great it smelled in there. They had about a hundred cats and kittens. Most of them were black.

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt   gave props (25 Jun 2012):

    You are right about the the reason why last adopted...all white cats are prone to deafness as well...

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio   gave props (25 Jun 2012):

    very nice!

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith   said (25 Jun 2012):

    This looks almost like a pastel drawing. Beautiful.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (25 Jun 2012):

    I know this to be true, but it is so sad they are just as good pets as any other colour!!!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (25 Jun 2012):

    Striking Fear in the Heart of JPG's Theme Park

  • courtney stone-moore

    courtney stone-moore   said (25 Jun 2012):

    very pretty!!!

  • Yaz Hawkins

    Yaz Hawkins said (25 Jun 2012):

    Great entry Regenia!!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer   gave props (25 Jun 2012):

    Great shot....Regina, I adopted my cat Luke because of that reason....he had been at the shelter for awhile

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (25 Jun 2012):

    Love this beauty!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (25 Jun 2012):

    A real WOW shot, Regenia!! This cries out to be framed!! Gorgeous editing

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott gave props (25 Jun 2012):

    FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (25 Jun 2012):

    Great entry and photo, Regenia ...Perfect for the challenge...I replaced my entry for another one that had a phobia listed for it and I thought it represented the theme better.

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (25 Jun 2012):

    Adorable.. and a super portrait of a super kitty! Oh those eyes that hypnotize!! I`ve had two black cats in the past and they were such loving and loyal companions, I still miss them..

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever   gave props (25 Jun 2012):

    A winner!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (25 Jun 2012):

    A lot of people are afraid of black cats and fear one crossing in front of them. This is such a sweet looking black kitty, I don't know how anyone could be afraid of it - lol : )

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant   gave props (26 Jun 2012):

    GREAT CAPTURE GREAT ENTRY

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (26 Jun 2012):

    wonderful, but I always love cats, no matter what color they have :-)

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (26 Jun 2012):

    you might be right. In the philippines, it is a bad luck to see a black cat that crosses your path. The said something bad will happen.

  • Raymond Fausel

    Raymond Fausel gave props (26 Jun 2012):

    cool shot

  • Jüri Vissak

    Jüri Vissak gave props (26 Jun 2012):

    Original!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (26 Jun 2012):

    love, love, love it. what beautiful eyes!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (27 Jun 2012):

    Such captivating eyes. Love the painterly treatment. My mom has a black cat and loves him dearly.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (27 Jun 2012):

    Love the treatment on this terrific shot. We had a black lab as well as a black cat, neither of which struck fear in our hearts!!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (27 Jun 2012):

    Stunning!!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (27 Jun 2012):

    Fabulous shot

  • Nancy Tompkins

    Nancy Tompkins gave props (27 Jun 2012):

    Love this photo!

  • Charles Rushton

    Charles Rushton said (28 Jun 2012):

    Very interesting handling of this image.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (28 Jun 2012):

    Our dog is black, our daughter and hubby have a wonderful black cat, "Vinny" no need to fear, but we fear for all kinds of different reasons. This is a great shot , love what you did with it Regenia..

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey   gave props (28 Jun 2012):

    Great entry...being a cat lover and having had a black cat...this so wonderful!

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (28 Jun 2012):

    Wow! I can see why this photo is "hot"!

  • ROCIO GUILLEN

    ROCIO GUILLEN   gave props (30 Jun 2012):

    Outstanding Regenia!

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes   said (1 Jul 2012):

    What a beauty!

  • Elyseo

    Elyseo gave props (1 Jul 2012):

    great effect!!

  • Oregon Curly

    Oregon Curly gave props (1 Jul 2012):

    Love the look of this shot. I must admit we have a solid black cat, the birds and chipmunks and misc other critters, including mice, love him. He will lay under the bird feeders in the shade while the critters feed within inches of his nose. Eventually he dozes off.

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (1 Jul 2012):

    I like the processing here. And the cat's eyes.

  • P. Michael Bodigor

    P. Michael Bodigor gave props (3 Jul 2012):

    Lovely composition and color.

  • P. Michael Bodigor

    P. Michael Bodigor gave props (3 Jul 2012):

    Lovely composition and color.

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (4 Jul 2012):

    Beautiful figure almost evanescent, beautiful yellow eyes the color of the cushion.

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (4 Jul 2012):

    Oh this is a wee sweetheart.....those big golden eyes draw you right into the soul of the feline.

  • Suzanne Arnold

    Suzanne Arnold (Deleted) said (5 Jul 2012):

    Very, very pretty photo...

  • Stefania Mela

    Stefania Mela said (7 Jul 2012):

    I love black cats.

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (10 Jul 2012):

    love love love

  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman gave props (11 Jul 2012):

    Awesome shot!! It's true...my mom helps at Pet Smart to find homes for kitties, and black cats are the most difficult to place because of that superstition...so silly!!

  • Margan Zajdowicz

    Margan Zajdowicz   gave props (15 Jul 2012):

    Fabulous!!!

  • Ram Baires

    Ram Baires said (18 Jul 2012):

    WOW wonderfull...

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi   gave props (5 Feb 2013):

    He is beautiful.

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