Do black cats bring you good luck?For thousands of years, superstitions regarding cats and dogs have guided people's behavior - or just made for good fireside stories. Most everyone is familiar with the belief that black cats bring bad luck or that a howling dog signifies that someone is about to die. (If that were truly the case, people would be dropping right and left every time an ambulance goes by with its siren blaring.)
Animal-related beliefs have existed around the world for millennia. I've gone through my files to seek out a few of the more unusual ones. Here are eight superstitions and myths about dogs and cats that you might not know.
1. Black cats bring good luck. In Britain, a bride and groom who encounter a black cat on their wedding day are ensured a happy marriage. Sailors, a notoriously superstitious lot, avoid saying the word "cat," but having a black cat aboard ship is believed to bring good fortune. In fact, theRead More »from 8 Most Surprising Animal Superstitions