Sunday Selfies: Black is Beautiful

I just read the silliest thing on Facebook. An article in the Birmingham Mail says that now Facebook is responsible for black cats not getting adopted. As if they didn’t already have enough problems! The article goes on to say, “Black cats are said to photograph poorly for Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and the like, with more colourful felines pre-furred. Owners just don’t like snapping selfies with them.”Black cat selfie

Really? I think this was just a publicity ploy for Cats Protection Birmingham (and I’m all for whatever it takes to get a kitty adopted) but mom took it as a challenge. Since we have little Beyonce, the foster kitten, here with us, mom decided she should learn at an early age how to take a selfie.

Well, let me tell you, Beyonce had other ideas! She was not the least bit interested in learning to use the camera and take a selfie. All she wanted to do was play with her mousies! She finally gave it two tries and said, “NO MORE! Give me that mousie!” I think if she had put a little more effort into it, she could have had a darn good one. I mean, look at those green eyes!Selfie #2

As you may have seen on my Facebook page, I have been practicing my selfies. I’m starting to get the hang of it. Here’s one I took the other day. It’s far from perfect so I’ll keep working on it.

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12 Responses to Sunday Selfies: Black is Beautiful

  1. Black cats are EXTREMELY beautiful and they take wonderful photos too. How dare someone spread such a terrible rumor! Thanks for proving them wrong with Beyonce’s selfie! Christy Paws, your selfie is wonderful too!!!

  2. Great selfies! We love black cats πŸ™‚

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  4. Black cats are beautiful I meow. My mom had a black cat for about 18 years…Coco. I saw a picture and she had the most golden eyes. There are website with tips on how to take better pics of black cats, but beyonce’s whole face shows well and not just her purrty green eyes. Good job! =^,,^=

  5. That is a great selfie! Beyonce does have fantastic eyes! Mom says BJ (Black Jack) her Panfur who came before was beautiful and she loved to photograph him πŸ™‚

  6. Black kitties are the bestest!!! And your selfies are purr-fect πŸ™‚

  7. Meez finks they awe boff gawjus selfies. And meez just luvs da black kittys. Meez sisfur Lexi is a black tabby hoo be mostly black and me finks hers just bootyful.

    Luv ya’


  8. mariodacat says:

    We think those are great selfies too. We had to use a camera cuz we don’t even own a cell phone that takes pictures! Dark ages over here.

  9. What great selfies – it’s our first try today.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  10. Kitties Blue says:

    We think both these selfies are totally pawsome! Black cats are hard to photograph as a rule, but that article is just hogwash! Thank you so much for joining our Blog Hop today and for purrmoting it on your blog. We are so tickled that so many have decided to pawticipate. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  11. Raven says:

    I’m a black cat and I agree that photos can be a challenge, but since kitties are not vain (that’s a human thing) we know we all look great regardless of the color of our fur or whether or not we’re photogenic.
    I think both your selfies look great. Beyonce looks a little surprised at herself and you look very relaxed.

  12. I think your selfies are great and I LOVE the name Beyonce for your kitty! Have a great day!

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