Buying Your HomeOur Communities February 13, 2024

How Not to Jinx Your Move!

Did You Know? 

It is good luck to find a cat at a wedding. But ironically, on a baseball field, it can depend on what team if it is a jinx or a blessing. New York Yankees went 16-3 after a cat got onto the field on August 3rd but the Baltimore Orioles went on 16 games losing streak after the loss and cat sighting.

The mythology of black cats started with Hera on Mount Olympus.  A servant named Galinthias had a falling out with Hera about Hercules’s upcoming birth, which led Hera to turn her servant into a black cat. Galinthias later becomes the assistant to Hecate, who is the Goddess of Witchcraft and death. Black or not, cats are shrouded with mystical lure and superstition. However, here are some feline myths debunked.

Nine Myths about our Feline Friend!

Here are 9 common cat myths to debunk:

1.     Black Cats are bad luck

The belief in superstition is subjective and may depend on one’s location.

2.     Cats Hate Water

It depends on the cat, but generally, cats do not like to be submerged in water.

3.     Cats always land on their feet

When cats fall from a height, their ‘righting reflex’ allows them to twist around quickly in the air and land on their feet most of the time.

4.     Cats only eat as much as they need.

A cat’s instinct to hunt is always active, so activities that encourage their play and predatory behavior are beneficial.

5.     Pregnant women should get rid of their cats.

Avoid changing a cat’s litter box if you’re pregnant due to the risk of toxoplasmosis. Instead, have someone else do it for you.

6.     Cats can see perfectly in total darkness.

Cats can see in low light conditions but not in complete darkness.

7.     Can Your Cats Have Milk?

Many cats are lactose intolerant and should not be given milk. Additionally, excess milk can contribute to obesity.

8.     Can cats lose their balance without their whiskers?

Cats use their whiskers as sensory organs to help them navigate through tight spaces and detect changes in their environment. However, they do not rely on these whiskers to maintain their balance.

9.     Cats Have Nine Lives

They only have one life.


With over 94 Million cats as pets in the United States, our feline companion seems to move during their lifetime, so we thought we would leave you with a guide to keeping yourself, your cats, and your family safe during the move.


Bonus: Tips for moving with your cat(s).


We’re here to help you through this significant life change.