Fun Fact: there’s no such thing as a black panther. The animal usually called a black panther is a jaguar or leopard with melanism (the opposite of albinism). It is thought to be an adaptive trait for hunting at night.
And because nature is never simple, a black housecat doesn’t necessarily have melanism. It is more likely that they have black stripes on a black coat. There is a lot of folklore attached to black cats. In some countries, they are a sign of good luck; in others, the exact opposite. They were thought to be the familiars of witches or the heralds of demons, and if you let one cross your path, you were doomed.
Despite living in the 21st century, some of these superstitions have held on. Animal shelters report that black cats are almost always the last to be adopted. That’s a shame, because it’s just pigment.
June is Adopt a Cat Month, so if you’ve opened your home to one, get a cat mug to celebrate your buddy! And if you’re thinking about adopting but haven’t yet, consider getting a black cat. They deserve love, too.
1. I’m Up!
If your fur-kid wakes you up before sunrise, you’ll need some caffeine.
We might see it as yucky, but the cat is treating you like another cat. That’s high praise.
Anyone with a mixed pet household will tell you that the animals are just like kids, a combination of “getting along” and “fighting.”
4. Good Provider
They may not act like it, but they’re always happy to see you. You give them food. Other professions are available in this print.
5. Nap Time!
I react the same way as a cat: Can I fight it? Can I outrun it? Can I sleep and ignore it?
Petting a cat has been proven to make you feel better.
7. Pay Attention
Why aren’t they talking back? Who else are they ignoring? How selfish.
8. In 3D
It’s the mug that nuzzles you back.
They are definitely the masters of their domain. You’re there just to cater to them.
If cartoon cats are more your style, we have Doraemon and Hello Kitty mugs.
This is a short selection of the cat mugs we offer. Not a cat person? You can search for your favorite critter from our home page. Remember that U.S. orders of two or more mugs get free shipping, so you can have a whole menagerie in your cabinets!