If you're an owner of a brilliant black cat or black-and-white cat, you'll be only too familiar with how great they are.
Today is National Black Cat Day, giving us an opportunity to celebrate what makes these fantastic felines so unique. If you ever needed a reason to why black cats rule, here's some of our favourites:
1. They make excellent companions
2. They can be surprising
3. They've got plenty of attitude
4. Some are chatty
5. They like to test the laws of gravity
6. They're curious
7. Sometimes overenthusiastic
8. Some are lazy
9. Others are inventive
10. They're often observant
11. They can be keen on their food
12. While others are happier with water
13. Some black cats love the limelight
14. While others prefer to be able to hide
15. Some are playful
16. While others prefer to rest
17. After all, being a cat is tiring work
All black cats have their own individual character and charm, making them great pets to own. However, black and black-and-white cats take, on average, 22% longer to find a home than cats of other colours.
If you want to join in with the celebrations for National Black Cat Day 2016, head to the website to see how you can get involved.