Saturday, October 17, 2009

~ Scaredy Cat Soap & Black Cat Folklore ~

I've been participating in Mrs. B's 31 Days of Halloween over at http://silvermoonwitch.blogspot.com/~ , there are some great giveaways going on. Thursday , I won a bar of Scaredy Cat soap , the soap is perfect for the season. If you're interested in purchasing a bar of this soap , you can check-out her Gypsy Eye Studio shop on Etsy ~ http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5696240 .
Yesterday I was visiting some of the blogs that are participating in the " October Blog Party ". Chasing the Moon had a wonderful post about black cat folk lore and superstition's , you can click here to read her post ~ http://treaya.blogspot.com/2009/10/october-blog-party-day-10.html ~I really enjoyed reading it and found the answer to something strange that happened a few years ago. We had a yard sale one Saturday and a Hispanic man came to the yard sale , he was looking around when he spotted my black cat. I don't think he spoke much English , although he did nod and say hi. I noticed him watching my black cat and trying to get close to him , all of a sudden he swooped down and picked him up. He stayed bent down on the walkway , put my black cat Buddy up to his face and started rubbing his tail across his eye. My Mom and I were sitting there watching him closely , I wasn't sure what he was going to do next , but he put the cat down , got up and walked around looking again, then he left. I did notice that his eye was red as he was swiping Buddy's tail across it. We laughed about the incident after he left , I told my Mom that maybe it was some kind of Spanish healing folklore. Today as I reading the black cat lore , it mentioned that Appalachian folklore says that if you have a sty on your eyelid , rub a black cat's tail across the sty , it will make it go away. So , now I know the answer to the mystery at my yard sale (LOL). Do you believe in this kind of folklore healing , any stories to share ?
~ Autumn Blessings ~
JoyceAnn

4 comments:

Peggy said...

thats interesting about the black cat! Have a blessed weekend

Piecefulafternoon said...

I've heard that using mud from a creek bed will heal a sty - and a potato, cut in half, will draw out a boil. I have nothing about black cats - but found that blog interesting. Thanks for sharing.

Treaya said...

Thanks for mentioning my blog :)

I've never had anyone do anything weird with our black cat but I have had people refuse to come in our house because of him.

JoyceAnn said...

Hi Peggy ~ Hope your weekend is Blessed too.

Hi JoAnn ~ I've never heard of the mud treatment , but I have heard about using potatoes to draw out a boil. Hope you have a great weekend!

Hi Treaya ~ Glad you came by for a visit , loved your post about black cat's. I've had a few people that came to the house and were afraid of my cats too , but they didn't like cats at all , the color didn't matter. I can't leave a comment on your blog , I haven't figured out that new comment format and it always shows error on page. Hope your weekend is great!