The Black Cat was, in the Middle Ages, thought to be a creature of evil, the instrument of Satan. Nowadays, it is an omen of good luck and we believe that good fortune will befall us if a self-coloured black cat should happen to cross our path. Short-haired Black cats are, however, more frequently seen than the long-haired variety. The broad-headed Long-haired Black with its blazing orange eyes and, questionably, sinister look could well be the instrument of supernatural powers. Nowadays, however, it is more likely to be a much sought-after and rightly pampered pet.