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Dublin: 6 °C Thursday 14 November, 2019

It's Friday (the 13th)! So here's a slideshow of black cats and kittens from around the world

For the day that’s in it.

Image: Mr Muskrat via Flickr/Creative Commons

WE’VE GONE BACK to our roots here at’s cute animal picture division. You may not remember but the Friday slideshow started out way back in November 2011 when we wanted to show the nicer side of the donkey after it had gotten a bad rap in the news.

And it all sort of evolved from there. Since those early days, we’ve featured little known creatures such as capybaras, sloths and anteaters, as well as the under-appreciated gerbils, ferretsfoxes, squirrels and hedgehogs for, well, no good reason except that it was Friday.

But today, we have reason. Black cats everywhere have suffered through years of people believing they bring bad luck but, today, on the most superstition-filled dates, we challenge anyone to find anything unlucky about these adorable pets:

It's Friday (the 13th)! So here's a slideshow of black cats and kittens from around the world
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  • Playtime

  • Playtime

  • It's cold outside

  • Classy coat

  • Paws Up

  • I'm watching you

  • Just chillin'

  • Who said we were enemies?

  • Sybil, the Downing Street Cat

  • Adopt me, maybe?

  • And me, too?

  • Free to travel

  • Presidential Pets

  • Cat bait

  • Hill's Pet Slimmer of the Year

  • A boy's best friend

  • Awwww

  • Eye on the ball

  • So curious

  • Peek-a-boo

  • Cat Eyes

  • Kitty Kat

  • Baby animals are always cuter

  • Having a snooze

  • Pictures of scale

  • Adorbs

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