Furiends, many humans involved in cat rescue say black cats have a hard time getting adopted. Black cats have taken longer to find a home than other cats for a long time. Reasons for this vary. Some humans believe silly superstitions about black cats and bad luck. Others do not like the color of a black cat. And sometimes, humans do not see the black cats in a shelter.
Now they face a new challenge. You see, too many humans are obsessed with social media. Now, many of you know about me because of social media, so it is not all bad. After all, it helps me spread the word about diabetic cats!
But black cats are more difficult to get good pictures of. And even good cameras have a hard time focusing on fluffy black cats. This created a new challenge for black cats seeking a good home.
“It’s worse now because black cats don’t show up in selfies. Now everybody wants to take selfies and put them on Facebook. It’s a very narcissistic use of social media,” said a human who runs a cat adoption center in the United Kingdom. “Over 20 years of having difficulty rehoming black cats, it’s definitely got harder because of selfies.”
Furiends, this is stupid. I do not know why having a more difficult time taking a selfie with a feline would be a reason to not adopt one. To me, this means the human saying this is foolish and not worthy of a feline of any color.
I do not like humans who think this. We should put them in a cage for an hour or two. And then, we should allow felines of any color to swat some sense into them. After all, furiends, we felines are not toys or props for human selfies.
And to those foolish humans who think it is easier to take a selfie with non-black cats? You do not know how hard Jacey, Koji, and I make it for the human. He takes many shots to get one good one of us! And if he can do it, so can other humans.