Bookending Autumn: Every Witch Needs a Familiar
Good evening bookworms!
Yes… this is still going!! AND I created a new tab!! (Because I really couldn’t figure out where to put them…)
This post is part of Bookending Autumn 2019, which is organized by Sam & Clo! The prompt for today, “Every Witch Needs a Familiar” is hosted by Jamsu @ Jamsu Dreams! If you want to do this prompt, please don’t forget to link back to Jamsu’s post!
Prompt Explanation: If you were a witch which magical creatures would you want as your familiar?
Ooooh, I would totally have a cat familiar as a witch!! And to be perfectly honest, it would likely be one of my MAGICAL kitties (I have three… one is grey and two are black, and yes, they are magical)!
So, let me introduce my babies and then we can decide which one would be best!
Firstly, there’s Cat. (Yes, creative I know, wait until you hear the other two’s names.) She’s the oldest at eight years this December. She’s kind of snarky, doesn’t really like the other two, but she’s also a total sook. She likes lap-time, toothpaste (yes, I once caught her chewing on a toothbrush) and the smell of bleach (look, my cats are weird, ok). And surprisingly, she’s the most normal of the three. Cat can also play fetch and she likes to sleep on top of my feet.
Next up is Kitten. She’s the middle child and just turned six in August. She’s also a demon cat and constantly riling the other two up and then disappearing when the fighting starts. She only drinks hot water (if you give her cold water she splashes in on the ground) and magically appears whenever there is food. She’s also an escape artist, excellent at opening closed doors, and being naughty wherever she’s not supposed to be. She’s also the least affectionate of the three so whenever she comes for snuggles you know she’s either hungry or feeling nice (which is rare)!
And finally, we have the baby of the family, Fluffy. Just turned four in June, he is the biggest sook you will ever meet: you only have to hover your hand over him and he starts to purr. He likes love, cuddles, and trying to claw his way into your skin to get closer to you. Fluff is also not very good at being a cat. He doesn’t know how to retract his claws and he is hideously clumsy (I have watched him fall off more things than he has landed on). But he’s also very sweet and adorable, so long as you don’t need too much sleep – because he likes to sleep with his cold, wet nose pressed into your neck, while laying over your shoulder.
So, three worthy possibilities…
I guess if I have to choose one, then I should make the sensible pick. I choose a dragon, and just keep these three as house cats!!
Oh, they are precious! ? I’m more a dog person, I mean, I like cats as well and we’ve always had both when I was a kid. The question here is…familiars can talk to each other, can’t they? So the question you should really be asking yourself: Whose chatting could you stand the longest? ?
But if I was an actual witch living in a cottage in the woods I would actually love to have a raven or an owl. Or a bat. Love bats. ?
Bats are AMAZING!! Such intelligent creatures!!
Also, you make a very valid point… if I can communicate with my familiar, I am definitely going with Kitten. She’s so sneaky and naughty I could tell her off properly, and also use her brain to help me conspire!! ?
I love how you used your actual pets instead of fictional ones! I’d probably get black or red cat if I wasn’t allergic.
Cats are so funny with their different personality traits!! I’ve never met three cats so completely different from each other!!
Your cats are too precious! But I would choose a cat to be my familiar…I just love them. They are so intelligent…but they can also be kinda weird. Weird is good though!
Weird is great!! An endless source of entertainment!!
You’re cats are so gorgeous ???
Nawww, thanks Michaela!! ?
You’re welcome ??
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A Cat plant or nature lover??? Bwahahaha I love Fluffy!
He is pretty sweet ?? Also… I think he might have been killing that plant!! It never fully recovered from him constantly lying on it…
ahaha omg, love the names XD I guarantee you my naming isn’t any better, haha before Kafei and Sheik, I went into the “food” tab of naming .. Also how funny the way you ended that ahahah
My old lady used to be a black and white cat, but ohh I ADORE calicos and siameses ❤️ Although black cats are so pretty too ! (and perfect for a witch!)
Of course I was thinking i’d own a dachshunds familiar.. but what about a GHOST DACHSHUND FAMILIAR?! so you’d have the spooky vibe, aswell as my favorite dog.
OMG A GHOST DACHSHUND!! Or maybe a shadow one? (Have you read Nevernight?)
Haha, I had fish called Sushi and Saki so I totally get the naming them after food!! ?
I didnt read it but OMG YES!
Ahahah I had named my hedgehog Sushii too ?
Clo @ Cuppa Clo
Aaaah I’m really more of a dog person but omg your cats are so cute and precious Meeghan! Toothless is also adorable and I would totally have either a dragon or wolf as my familiar hehe.
Ooooh, a wolf!! I didn’t even think of that!!
Marina_Books of Magic
Awwww, I love your kitties!!! <3 My baby Lyra is only 1yo, I love her so much and I recognize a bunch of those weird traits you mentioned haha. 😀 I did have a black cat, Emily, for 10 years when I was in middle/high school, she was precious too. 🙂 Kitties are the best! <3
Kitties are the BEST!! Both of yours also sound so lovely!! (Also, I can’t believe wordpress tried to take all your comments away!!)
Marina_Books of Magic
Yay! WordPress is naughty sometimes 😀
How dare you post cute cute pictures of the kitties!! HOW ARE ALL OF THEM SO GREAT and distinct personalities?? ? totally agree with becoming a dragon and keeping kitties. Very important thing to do
?? Thanks DB!! Also, it was about time that the kitties featured in a post!!
Kitties always need to be in a post ?