I remember staying with my brother in a 2 room section of a house that was rented and a young black cat came up to me. I asked my brother was it ok to keep her. Anyway looked just like the one in the pic. Black cats remind me of miniature Black Panther. Never was superstitious about them.That’s how my aunt gets hers. She takes in strays (never more than one permanent at a time) and takes care of them. The first one she had followed her home, earning it the name “puppy.”
Much later she took in a pregnant stray, and gave her (I think?) and the kittens away. She kept one:
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I swear it acts more like a dog than her dog…besides the jumping on everything.