When I was little, my mother would pull out the cardboard Halloween decorations from the basement each year and decorate the house. It was an October tradition I loved. I enjoyed pulling the Scotch tape from the dispenser, yanking off a new piece to help hang the images of the witches, pumpkins and ghouls in the window just so.
One of my favorites was a tall and graceful black cat. It had a crafty, even deceptive look to its face, but it was in no way scary.
I have loved cats my whole life, and never identified with the concept of the scary cat but I did love seeing them played out in movies and Halloween stories. Now, I have my own cardboard black cat to hang in my window, and three pet cats. One is black and named (of all things) Baby, but she isn’t in the least bit scary (except maybe when I try to put some Frontline on her!).
But since Halloween is right around the corner, we decided to indulge ourselves and add to the spooky fun here at Babble Pets. Take a look at 13 spooky, gnarling, sinister felines who just might serve up some chills on Halloween night:
Seeing Stars 1 of 13Am I not more frightening than an ordinary black cat?
Image: Flickr/ Elmo Keep
Those Teeth 2 of 13...are to eat you with my pretty.
Image: Flickr/ ardumpln1
50 Shades of Gray 3 of 13I'm still getting over that one.
Image: Flickr/ aSIMULAtor
Snow White 4 of 13Don't be fooled by my glorious white coat. And don't turn your back!
Image: Flickr/ fabricatoregeorge
Classy Kitty 5 of 13We are scary? Nonsense, check out those humans.
Image: Flickr/ fueledbycoffee
Catching Prey 6 of 13Then I open my mouth this wide...
Image: Flickr/ G A Jamieson
Pouncing 101 7 of 13It only tales a second for me to be on your head with nails drawn.
Image: Flickr/ j d r creations
Best of All Worlds 8 of 13Calicos rule, baby.
Image: Flickr/ KiwiPatPhooey
Model Student 9 of 13Acquiring this scary face is a skill.
Image: Flickr/ MyBrainHurts
The Eyes Have It 10 of 13I don't need to open my mouth.
Image: Flickr/ orange_advan
Fancy Cat 11 of 13C'mon, just look at us. Why do you think they chose black cats to represent fright?
Image: Flickr/ Peter J Wilson
So What? 12 of 13They photoshop you humans too, ya know?
Image: Flickr/ santanartist
This Loud 13 of 13You should hear my screech...it's purrfect!
Image: Flickr/ veansterr
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