Black Cat Friday

It is Friday the 13th, Black Cat Friday.

Midnight, the only black cat in the world
(official portrait)



Happy Birthday Musketeers!

The Musketeers – Maxie, Midnight and Tuxie – are turning 12 today. Time has flown by so quickly. They have grown into fine, loving kitties. Closely bonded, they have kept an eye on each other.



Tuxie, forever remembered and forever loved

Losing Tuxie, last August, most fortunately Maxie and Midnight handled it well. Whether they had sensed Tuxie’s short time, that can only be surmised. Maxie and Midnight have carried on in true Musketeer tradition.

the rare three-shot (September 2006)

Happy Birthday Musketeers!

mom and dad

Black Cat Monday: Halloween Edition

Midnight Cat Log – Supplemental:

Not much scary here, but plenty of activity. But, it is important to keep an eye out for the unusual and the unexpected.

In years past, Halloween has been synonymous with winter white and cold. According to our resident staff, Halloween 1973 came with a blizzard leaving 15 inches of snow and temperatures reaching below zero in its wake. Not exactly trick-or-treat weather. Two years later, the blizzard came a week before Halloween. Though warmer weather came afterward, the remaining icy spots on the sidewalks made for a tricky walk. Over the last ten years, the weather has been far from frightful. Nice, pleasant days and nights of autumn weather instead.

Our scary this Halloween are the sounds of re-roofing from our contractors the past few days. The loud noises should come to an end tomorrow.

Black Cat Friday

It is a Black Moon Friday.

before a New Moon: a waning crescent (5:50 am, Sep 21 2015)

Our resident black cat, Miss Midnight, says it should really be a Black Cat Friday. There are no other kind of Black Friday’s except for the black cat kind.

Miss Midnight, top cat regent

Black moons occur when there is a second new moon in the same month. The lunar orbit cycle is 28 days. The first new moon of this month occurred on September 1.

While some conspiracy theorists have suggested this marks the beginning of the end times, they may have forgotten about the last two (January and March 2014).¹ If you are a student of Greek mythology, new moons are associated with the Greek goddess, Hecate. She is the goddess that oversees crossroads, magic, ghosts and the dead. Hecate continues to play a part in the Wiccan tradition. For those living in the Eastern Hemisphere, this occurrence of the black moon will be in October.²

References –

  1. from Wikipedia entry on the black moon
  2. from the CNET article on the black moon

Happy Birthday Musketeers!

We celebrate our Musketeers, Maxie, Midnight and Tuxie, becoming 11 years old today. When we first saw them as tiny, three-week old kittens, little did we know they would  become part of our family.

And, how have they grown into the beautiful (Midnight) and handsome (Maxie and Tuxie) cats they have become.




They are a tightly-bonded trio with their own individual personalities. While it doesn’t seem like it on some days, they genuinely look out for one another. When one goes to the vet for their annual check-up, the other two patiently wait at home.

They have earned and wear the title of Musketeer to the fullest.


Happy Birthday Musketeers!


Black Cat Saturday Night

A perfect autumn day turns into a spooky, dark night.

Then, it begins. Tiny ghosts and goblins, witches, and other assorted tricksters come out. They run from one door to another in hopes of receiving a treat. But, we keep out lights out.

One says to another, Don’t go there.”

“Why?” asks in reply.

“That’s where the only black cat in the world lives,” he answered back. “She knows who I am.”


“She watches everyday with the others.”

Do you suppose, Egypt, those little things have catnip in their bags?” Midnight asks.

“I don’t think so, Midnight. If they did, all the outdoor cats would be chasing them and taking their treats bag.”


Have a good Black Cat Saturday Night!