“Ever consider what pets must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul – chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we’re the greatest hunters on earth!” ~Anne Tyler, The Accidental Tourist~
We have new friends who are coming here just to give purrrs to us, Miss Bell and Sele. We found a group of cats who also have blogs from the “Cat Blogosphere.”
We’re going to tell you a little bit about what it takes to be a witch’s kitty. First, don’t be scared about witch’s. At least, not the kind our mommy is. So, many humans think that being a witch means doing cruel things to other animals (gasp! never!), or praying to some silly thing with horns and a forked tail called a “devil”, (we think that’s the name of the thing), or cursing other humans. Why would anyone want to do that?
Witch’s who have “familiars” (that means they have animal friends helping them purform magic) are smart because we animals (and we don’t just mean cats) know that we have a special relationship to the earth. At least our mommy does and sometime we’ll tell you all about how our mommy asks for our help. But today, we just want to show you, how hard it is to be a “familiar.”
I’m Sele (rhymes with “belly”0, and I’m the one who makes sure that my mommy goes into her Zen cat like state. She has to concentrate about important stuff, like I do. See, here I’m thinking about all the treats our mommy gives us after we’re done with magick. That’s the best part!
I’m Miss Bella, or “the diva” which is what our mom calls me, whatever that means! My job is to make sure nothing or no one interrupts our mom as she calls upon the great cat goddess, Bastet, for protection and asks for blessings. If you don’t know who Bastet is, you can look here, but we’ll also be talking sometime about how our mom works with her. We dream about Bastet often and she tells us what good kitties we are and how it’s very important to keep away all bad things from hurting our mom. Every witch who has a familiar, works differently with them, but we’re just showing you a few ways that our mom does.
When our mom calls upon the great one, Bastet, she always makes sure that she asks for all animals to be protected and safe, even for our wilder cousins like lions, tigers and other big fur kitties. And of course for dogs, wolves and the list goes on and on. By this time, we start getting bored and mom knows we’re done helping her.
See how it exhausts me! I sez, “Mommy, I can’t do no more magick…time for the treats now, please!”
My sister Miss Bella just quits…just like this. She gets more impatient with our mom.
I’m yawning here, because I’m bored, not tired like my sister, Sele gets…I never get tired, just bored, enuff mom, already!
I eat my treat really quickly because maybe mom will think that I lost it somehow and she’ll give me another one. But, that hasn’t worked so far. Maybe it’s the magick she does?
And because my sister, Sele is greedy, I bring my treat up onto mom’s bed, so that I can keep an eye out on Sele to make sure she doesn’t try to steal my treat. I is one smart kitty!
In case you’re wondering what these treats are, they are our absolute favorites!!! We looked at the box they came in, in case we can buy a secret stash for ourselves and they’re called; “Liv a Little Chicken Treats” by some people who work in a company called “Halo.”
So, now our new friends now a little about what we do to help our mommy to use magick. And for those of you who are our friends already, we just wanted to make sure you knew how special we are! But, you probably already knew that.
We both decided that we want to have a giveaway for our friends, both new and old. Our mom likes to have giveaways here, but we do too, so this is what one lucky fur friend will win. We picked this very carefully.
Mom found an artist who obviously loves animals and does beautiful art! Her name is “SteelGoddess” and you can see her art here. What some lucky fur friend will win, is this gorgeous print which is called “Hecate (who’s another Goddess mom works with to protect us) Pet Blessing.” Isn’t it purrfect?
And with this print comes an actual spell that your human can do (no bad stuff) to help protect and bless you! See?
Our mom has one of these for us, but who ever wins, will get a brand new one…AND also for our giveaway, our mom because she loves animals so much will donate some money to a bunch of people who help kitties, known as “feral” kitties. They do all kinds of important things to help our wild friends stay safe. You can read more about them here.
So, what do you have to do to win our giveaway?
Well, you have to be a pet. A dog, a cat, a lizard (although we probably like to hunt you down), any type of pet. And we want to get to know you more, so please leave in a comment for this post a little something about yourself. Whatever you want to tell us.
Just leave your name, not your humans name in a comment with what you want to tell us and then on Friday, March 18th, we’ll help our mom pick one of you.
So, thank you for stopping on by and visiting us. If you want to see all the other cool cats on the “Cat Blogosphere” site you can click here or click on the image in mom’s sidebar on her blog. And we’ll also be telling you soon about dog sites for our doggie friends.
Purrs to all of you,
Miss Bella and Sele
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