The strangest thing has been happening since May; ever since I started really putting a lot of thought into the Kiddy Katz Tarot deck; The strange case of the visiting cats.
Before I really get into the story, I want to make it clear that I am not demanding that the following is anything more than simple coincidence, even if it seems a little more than that.
Drawing the images, I started to have more and more cat visitors. Living in a small town, perhaps that should not be surprising. Having lived in the country all my life, and moving to a town, it's possible that people have cats visiting their homes all the time and don't think much about it. To cut a long story short, as I continued studying cats and then drawing them as cartoons, we would be visited more and more by these little strays.
As an artist with a lot of faith in things, I've seen very strange things become reality; sometimes things that were spoken without being "true" in the sense that it had happened "yet", but spoken as though it had happened...at some point in "time". This can be read in another blog.
In the case of the cats, I was not trying to summon them lol, but it crossed my mind; did I attract the cats through some unconscious thought? Before anyone thinks this is totally ridiculous, I don't think it's any more unbelievable than suggesting we can get special insight into people's lives through reading cards.
Chances are, if you are reading this, you have some amount of belief that the cards are able to give insight into people's lives, as do I. In the creation of the decks on this site, as an artist I've had the good fortune to work with some of the best readers out there and have seen almost surreal results. (Continues below)
FROM THE GRAVES IT CAME
I laughed and called it "spooky cat" and it meowed again. I felt a bit bad because I am sure that the cat had an owner, but I couldn't get it to shoo. It followed me the whole way home, past all the fallen leaves. I gave the wee cat some friskies and hoped it would head home, although it had no collars or anything like that. I figured if it was homeless, it would still be there in the morning, but it headed off. I don't know too much about cats admittedly.
As I write, a white and black cat walks into our yard. That one is a new addition and arrived about 5 days ago, so I haven't got a name for him yet. I like the idea of them being a good luck omen or something of that nature.
It's a very quiet neighborhood and so there were no cars to interrupt the cat from its seat. While it seemed strange to see the cat in the darkness, sitting up, staring at the house without so much as a movement, after about ten minutes I went back to bed. Then I dreamed of cats....
This, of course, coming from a person who was not normally someone who would think much about cats, is still a little strange to me. Then again, like I said earlier; when you put tremendous focus into something, you inevitably dream about it somewhere along the line. I awoke about a few hours later and once again went downstairs to get some water...and the cat was STILL there. How strange. It was sitting in the exact place it was sitting 2 hours before. I woke Christine and she thought it was pretty spooky too lol. Maybe that's what cats do, I don't know. Has anyone heard of cats staring at houses for hours? Or maybe it had walked away and came back to the same spot. I don't know.
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