2023 Author: Alex Livingston | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 11:39
There are many superstitions and legends concerning the world of cats, and although some of them may seem credible, we are convinced that very few of you really believe that cats steal breath, especially to young children. But which the origin of this myth? Read on to find out.
In 1233, Pope Gregory IX declared that black cats were incarnations of the devil, and this is said to have led many unsuspecting believers to outright mass executions of the poor felines in an attempt to keep the devil away. With such a reputation, it's no wonder people have started accusing cats of stealing babies' breaths as well.
The motivations? It was thought that the animal was jealous of the newcomer, on which all the attention of the family was now concentrated, and could suffocate him to become the favorite of the house. The most realistic aspect of this matter is probably to be found in the high number of cases of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, especially in past centuries: it was much easier to blame the cat than to admit to not being able to trace a certain cause for such a tragedy.
And although it is easy to think that such a belief is now a thing of the past, Until a few years ago there were still those who accused their pet with absolute certainty of having magically "stolen the breath" of their newborn …
No, cats aren't stealing anyone's breath and they're not secretly planning to harm your baby. This myth to say the least ridiculous it probably originated from the tendency of many cats to snuggle close to humans to receive body heat and as a gesture of affection; infants can fall into this category, and this tends to panic some parents.
Until a newborn is able to roll over in the crib to get away from an object, special care must be taken during his sleep, because anything (including pillows, blankets, toys, cats or even parents bringing him to sleep with them) can accidentally put it on choking hazard. None of this, however, implies that cats are gifted with the ability or the will to steal their breath: they know how to be much more loving and attentive compared to other animals.
Our domestic friends always give us a lot to do, even if the satisfactions that their presence have given us, since they are in our life, make us forget about everything else. Among the things that we most frequently find ourselves fighting is that of bad breath in cats, the causes and possible solutions to solve the problem will be discussed below.
Anyone who has the privilege of living with a cat knows what a charming pet they are. Everything in his gaze and in his movements evokes something magical, which seems to come from another planet. Precisely for these characteristics many claim that cats have magical powers and supernatural abilities.
THE false myths about cats there are many and deserve to be debunked, given the increasing interest in the feline world. Furthermore, the increasingly symbiotic relationship between bipeds and quadrupeds has caused certain inaccuracies to be noticed.
THE cats are always independent . But also selfish, opportunistic and do not bond with people. Let's face it, how many times have we heard such statements, especially from those who have never had anything to do with a cat. In the collective imagination, small domestic cats are enveloped by that aura of indifference that often leads people to prefer dogs.
Today we will tell you a story, or rather, one legend which sees as its protagonist a cat, a kitten with completely black fur. It is a mythical tale of Celtic origin, this attests the antiquity of our love for the feline race, a never dormant affection that spans centuries, millennia, always remaining intact.