This week the question is about what we do with our pets for ritual. And I’m at a marked disadvantage with this question; I don’t have any pets. But…, do fish count as pets?
Long long ago I used to be a cat lover. I admired their intellect, their individually and they need to be petted, but I wasn’t willing to be a top notch owner. I just hated changing the litter pan and ugggh…giving them their flea baths and oh, all the other things that needed to be done that cost time and money. For me having a pet wasn’t fun and it showed.
Why am I telling you this? Because if I ever have another cat or some other creature, chances are I’m not going to want animals out and about while I’m trying to reach the Gods. I could analyze this to death and come up with all sorts of reasons. Maybe I’m just a perfectionist, maybe I’m a little controlling, maybe I really don’t like to trip over animals, maybe I just think animals don’t belong in worship…unless it’s a seeing eye dog that’s helping you walk the circle.
I’m not a devote to Bast, that Great Lady of the Nile and of Cats. That Great Lady will swamp you down with cats. Maybe that’s the whole reason after all.
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