My friend Sara who runs Kusar Cabana pub in SS15/4E, Subang Jaya, Malaysia, told me of this local superstition where you can stop yourself being allergic to cats by spitting when you see one.
Sara maintains that if you spit 3 times when seeing a cat, you won't have sneezes or wheezes. Nor will you have any sort of odd luck if you see a black cat, white cat, cat walking away from you, cat walking towards you - or whatever cat superstition you happen to believe in.
The thing is that Sara's kids also believe in this. So when they all drive past a kitty in the street, Sara can hear his brood spitting quietly in the back seat.
We are now nicknaming his car the Spit Mobile....
Any other cat superstitions out there? I have written about it before but have found some new ones:
If you hear a cat sneeze you're in for some good luck. - Italy
The life-giving rays of the sun are stored in the cat's eyes at night - Ancient Egypt
Cats tell tales and will gossip about their family - Holland
Au reading the newspaper while lying on Tom's feet isn't just being idle. His laser eyes show he's keeping the sun's energy giving light safe during the night!
Happy Cats On Tuesday. For more cat stories, check out the links in the menu bar or visit Gattina.