It's Magical Animal week here on eWitch, so I thought I would introduce you to my special animals - my cats! Of course, the supernatural Witch's Familiar of legend comes to mind. However, my fur (and furless) children are more like soul mates and best friends. Heinlein put it best when he said "Women and cats will do as they please...." I have yet to find the spell to allow me to make my will clear to my cats and cause them do my bidding. Oh well. I have to settle for two special beasts with super powers who found me out and decided to stick around, giving me the purest, sweetest love. I would say 'unconditional,' but lets be honest - they are cats. I am often in the dog house around here...
This is my Cici cat. Cici is actually C.C. - Chupa Cabra. She is a Sphinx cat (hairless) and follows me around like a puppy; she also rides around on my shoulder like a gargoyle. She gambols and plays and greets me at the door with a special sound she makes only for me. Cici's super power is that she can always put a smile on my face, no matter how bad my day has been.
Here, Cici and her brother, The Brute, sit like Gargoyle bookends and get some sun on their naked little rumps. People are often put off by the Sphinx - they think they look ugly, or scary. However, just a short amount of time spent with these beauties proves their tremendous sweetness. The Brute is really my soul mate. He knows my moods and knows when I need to be herded into bed for a cuddle. He can be a bossy thing - he doesn't understand why we ever leave the warm blankets, and can be quite vocal about his displeasure when I get up in the morning. His love, however, is true, which is his superpower. He loves (and trusts) me more than anything or anyone, and that kind of love is a strong medicine.
Brutie and Cici may not lend their supernatural powers to my spells, but they lend me their strength and love and are my real support group.