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44 Of The Most Important Black Cats In Black Cat History

Oh, you think the darkness is your ally, but you merely adopted the dark. These cats were born in it, molded by it.

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Black cats get a bad rap — in part because of the short story of the same name by Edgar Allen Poe — but real kitty connoisseurs know that they're sweet and lovable companions. In honor of Halloween, the best of the bunch are compiled below!

44. This cat peering over the horizon. #creepcat

Via: Facebook

Via: Facebook

43. This cat and his spiffy formal wear.

Source: LOL Wall

Source: LOL Wall

42. This alley cat slinking and skulking its way across cobblestones under the moonlight.

Source: Imgur via Igor Zenin

Source: Imgur via Igor Zenin

41. This cat that just got accepted early admission at its top choice.

Source: Giphy

40. This cat that's always on the bounce. Where's it going? Straight into your feels!

Source: Giphy

39. This cat snuggling with its favorite stuffed animal, a pink duck.

Source: Animals With Stuffed Animals (h/t BuzzFeed)

38. This cat that decided walking is for suckers.

Source: Giphy

37. This cat getting big hugs from his orange buddy. Bonus points for the adorable facesmash.

Source: Giphy

36. This vampire cat that's really nailing that whole Halloween thing.

Source: Tumblr

Source: Tumblr

35. This cat traipsing about in the snow.

Source: Tumblr

Source: Tumblr

34. This cat that probably could have picked a better spot for a game of hide-and-seek.

Source: Reddit (h/t BuzzFeed)

Source: Reddit (h/t BuzzFeed)

33. This cat that has really let itself go.

Source: Cheezburger

Source: Cheezburger

32. This Russian cat that has decided in no uncertain terms that the dance party is over. OVER.

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Source: Ignoramusky

31. These hardcore cats that are doing their best to keep the scene alive.

Source: Art Yucko

Source: Art Yucko

30. This cat that's on the phone with a really good divorce lawyer.

Source: For The Love Of Black Cats

29. This cat which has no patience for your excuses.

Source: Giphy

28. This cat auditioning for an endorsement deal with Puma.

Source: Friendly Beings

Source: Friendly Beings

27. This cat that's sailing the high seas in search of adventure, doggy outposts to plunder, and buried catnip treasure.

Source: Catster

Source: Catster

26. This cat that got lost in the sleeping bag and then popped his head out at just the right time. (Disclosure: he's mine!)

Source: Facebook

Source: Facebook

Here he is again. Resistance, as they say, is futile. (Likes boxes, LOVES bags.)

Source: Facebook

Source: Facebook

25. These two. Because tittens.

Source: Imgur (h/t BuzzFeed)

Source: Imgur (h/t BuzzFeed)

24. This cat and his dolphin friend, indisputable proof that the species can co-exist with marine life.

Source: F Yeah, Black Cats

23. This kitten in a paper sack that's threatening to redline the cute meter.

Source: F Yeah, Black Cat

22. This cat, sharing a very important life hack.

Source: F Yeah, Black Cat

21. This cat that doesn't like to share. Apparently, it didn't get the memo about the importance of social.

Source: Animals With Stuffed Animals (h/t BuzzFeed)

20. This cat that just wants to slide back and forth on the hardwoods.

Source: YouTube

Source: YouTube

It’s only the sweetest thing I’ve seen on the Internet this year, NBD.

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19. The (unnamed) cat from Coraline.

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18. This cat headbutting his tiger bestie.

Source: Global Animal

Source: Global Animal

17. This panther cat that posed with Janet Jackson for album art.

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

16. Caffrey, a stately Persian that lives in Woking, Surrey (UK). The 13-year-old lost his left hind leg to a speeding motorist in 2003, its frontal mate to amputation late in 2012.

Source: Daily Mail (h/t BuzzFeed)

Source: Daily Mail (h/t BuzzFeed)

To the surprise of his veterinarians, Caffrey has adapted to his new condition with aplomb, regaining “near perfect balance” with help from his doting owners and supporters. #herocat

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Source: SWNS TV

On the go!

Source: BuzzFeed

15. Chococat, one of Hello Kitty's BFF's.

Source: Fan Pop!

Source: Fan Pop!

14. Felix the cat, the star of countless comic strips and cartoons.

Source: Giphy

13. Sable, the crossing guard cat that greets students at a Washington high school every day

Source: Komo News (h/t BuzzFeed)

Source: Komo News (h/t BuzzFeed)

WATCH!

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12. The telepathic cat from 1999's "Go". It knows you're tripping balls on Ecstasy right now.

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11. The cat from the Anxiety Cat meme. He's really anxious, about everything, for reals. (One finds it instantly relatable...)

Source: Rocksicle

Source: Rocksicle

So popular was Anxiety Cat that he/she later resurfaced in that faux Cats For Gold infographic. (Side note: it's still funny.)

Source: Cats4Gold

Source: Cats4Gold

10. Emily the Strange's gaggle of companions: Mystery (star choker), Nee Chee (striped tail), Miles (xxx-ed eye), and Sabbath (ear tear).

Source: Emily The Strange

9. Salem, the talking cat from "Sabrina The Teenage Witch".

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Shown here plotting its ultimate revenge.

Source: Giphy

8. This cat that gives tremendous high fives.

Source: Giphy

7. Eye In The Dark, Norman Reedus' furry companion.

Source: Terry's Diary (h/t Erin La Rosa)

Source: Terry's Diary (h/t Erin La Rosa)

6. Catwoman's cat in "Batman Returns", the one that the Penguin held temporarily captive with his umbrella blade (spoiler alert: the kitty got away unharmed!).

Source: Warner Bros.

Source: Warner Bros.

I'm also including Michelle Pfeiffer's portrayal of Cat Woman in Tim Burton's "Batman Returns".

Source: Giphy

It was so... yummy.

Source: Giphy

5. Snowball, the Simpsons' cat.

Source: Giphy

4. Emilio, the cat from the Business Cat meme.

Source: DIYLOL (h/t The Pet Collective)

Source: DIYLOL (h/t The Pet Collective)

3. The black cat slinking about at the 2:34 mark of the video for "Stray Cat Strut".

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2. This Christmas tree composed of black cats with glowing eyes. Sorry, not sorry.

Source: Facebook

Source: Facebook

1. A short-lived but influential Parisian cabaret (likely the world's first), Le Chat Noir has become shorthand for French culture, sophistication, and adult entertainment with a risqué quality.

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

The iconic image, illustrated by Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen, has been endlessly spoofed, including the example below, a personal fave. (My cat as I wished he was IRL...)

Source: Threadless

Source: Threadless

The end. Add yours below!

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

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