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The Black Cat Bench

I love black cats.

It always amazes me when I hear how hard it is for black kitties to find good homes. There is something so magical about them!!

Last year I lost my precious black cat, Dickens. He had such a soaring spirit – it filled our home with love and laughter.

And just a few weeks ago I had to say goodbye to Sammy, the outside black kitty I’ve been feeding for 8 years. One day he didn’t show up, right around the time a very large coyote started prowling through the neighborhood.

The loss of these two precious kitties has left a huge hole in my world – both inside and outside my home. I thought it would be fun to celebrate my dear furry friends with this bench, which I painted in their memory. I’ve told my black cat, Star, and her sister, Molly, that they are most welcome to sit on the bench – Dickens and Sammy would want that.

Looking at this bench makes me smile…Dickens and Sammy would want that, too.

With love,


posted on November 27, 2011 Reply

I love the black kitty on your bench, but am terribly sorry for your loss of Dickens & Sammy. I rescued a black cat who had lived outside the apartment I was living in for a year. She would never let anyone touch her. I lost two kitties two days apart to violent deaths (one was a pit bull and another was hit by a car) and right after my neighbor had buried my second kitty, this black cat walked right in through my open window and started crying her head off. I immediately named her Sarah and that poor kitty just needed love desperately. I took her under my wings and gave her that love and babied her for almost 6 years before I tried to have surgery to save her life, but they had to put her to sleep on the operating table because her liver was riddled with cancer. I never had the chance to say goodbye, but I brought her ashes home and they sit with the ashes of many of the other babies I have lost over the years. Yes, it’s true that people don’t like to adopt black cats or dogs and it’s bizaare that I have had 2 black dogs (I currently have a black mini-poodle named Blazer) and the dog before him was a black doxie named Drucy. I have no idea why people would be so prejudiced against black animals, but they are, and I’m glad to say you and I are not one of them. Again, my condolences to you for the loss of Dickens and Sammy. With love, Blazer, Kitty Kimber & Mom, Vicki T.

Chris Davis
posted on November 27, 2011 Reply

Vicki, what a terrible loss – two kitties in two days…so sad. It certainly sounds like Sarah entered your life exactly when you needed her. Her loss on the operating table must have broken your heart. I’m so glad you had 6 years together. Do you feel she is with your other kitties, and they’re all watching over you? Hope so! Cheers, Chris

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