14 Superstitions About Our Pets To Prepare You For Friday The 13th!

Can you guess the luckiest dog to meet?

By Justyne Yuen-Lee


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It’s spooky season! That means everyone is getting ready for cooler weather and possibly preparing their Halloween costumes. And this year, Friday the 13th falls in the same month as Halloween. Spooky, right? There are a lot of superstitions which focus on dogs and cats – specifically that if a black dog or cat crosses you it means bad luck – but that doesn’t mean it’s true! We must love our black-furred pets 10x more in the superstitious season! (Seriously, black cats are murdered because they’re “bad luck”)

Cats and dogs can be good omens as well as “bad” and we’re all about staying lucky, so here are a few fun myths about them!


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Let’s start with the bad stuff first – apparently if a dog howls outside a house at night, gets chased away, and comes back to howl, then it means something bad is going to happen. We think that the dog is probably stressed out and needs to do some yelling.


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It’s not just black cats crossing your path that are unlucky, apparently it’s black dogs too. HOWEVER, if a dog follows you home it could be good or bad, even if it is black.


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If a dog doesn’t like a man then that means that man probably has bad character – our dogs our looking out for us! Also if your dog is staring at nothing then it could mean they’re seeing a ghost.

Now let’s find out which dog is the luckiest dog to meet!


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It’s a Dalmatian! If you meet a Dalmatian (or any dog, really if you ask us) during the day, it’s supposed to mean good luck is coming your way! Apparently black and white dogs are the happy middle between the solid-furred doggies.


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Now, if you encounter three white dogs together that’s also lucky! The luckiest part is getting to pet all three doggos!


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A Greyhound with a white patch on his forehead is supposed to mean good fortune. That means if you have more than one patchy Greyhound, you’ll have all the good fortune!

The way your dog reacts to things could tell you more than there’s a squirrel outside.


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If a dog licks the forehead of a newborn baby then that’s supposed to mean that your baby will be a healer. (Also, babies can be yummy??)


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If you’re sick, take a piece of bread and touch it to your lips. Then offer it to your dog. If your dog takes it then that means you won’t be sick for long, but if he doesn’t then it means your condition is serious.


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Seeing a WHITE cat at night apparently means that the cat is a harbinger of death. See, it’s not always the black kitties! (Just kidding, all cats are lucky!!)


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If a black dog crosses your path or refuses to leave you, that means bad fortune is away. ALTERNATIVELY, it means you have a new friend.

Basically if a dog appears somewhere they’re not supposed to – it means something.


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If a dog walks in between a couple then it means that the couple will soon break up. The real argument there is – who gets the dog??


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Legend has it that the home of a happy and well-cared for Greyhound will never be haunted by evil spirits – always make sure your Greyhound is happy as a clam!


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Dog howling at night = death of a friend. Dog howling three times = death. Dog howling for no reason = unseen spirits. Dog howling at the TV = watching Zootopia.


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Realistically, none of this really holds water. Our dogs just like to holler because they want to tell us something like there’s someone outside. If you have a dog on this Friday the 13th, then you’re already lucky!


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Good luck, out there!