Thursday, July 24, 2008
Cats and Fairies
If you have a cat, you've seen it happen. You're sitting quietly in the house, probably doing an activity like reading, watching television, or some other innocuous pastime when suddenly your cat goes on high alert. She's staring very intently at a space in the room that to your eyes is completely vacant. She starts following something with her eyes, watching it move about the room, giving it her undivided attention ...but you still see nothing there!! Then just as suddenly she blinks.. loses all interest, and goes back to giving herself a good washing as if nothing ever happened. You've seen it, right? Well I have the answer to this perplexing situation...Cat fairies! It's well known that cats are more then a little fey so it just seems natural that they would have fairy friends. These fairies act as guardians for cats, watching over them, telling them secrets, and incidentally helping them to attain the reputation for having 9 lives.
And here is Kit, the cat guardian with her special friend Thomas...
And here is one of the four kitties she guards at my house, Calliope, who obviously thinks I'm insane to be taking her picture when she's trying to take a sun nap!