Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Garden Kitty The First

I went to a fancy garden in Federal Way and met a fancy garden kitty.


The garden is called 'Powells Wood Garden.'




The garden kitty ushered us around the well manicured grounds.






It felt like I had escaped for a moment in Alice in  Wonderland and the little orange kitty was going to lead us to a magical land.




But gardens are pretty magical on their own.





And so are cats.




And I am not the only one who thinks cats are magical.

Sailors, for instance, thought that cats could predict upcoming weather. Often there would be a little feline friend aboard working ships. The cat could curl up in a tired sailors lap as he looked at the endless sea and dreamed about his loved ones back on land. A sailor and a ship cat were bound to become friends, and a friend was bound to give good advice. Sailors believed that a cat that sneezed was predicting a thunderstorm, perhaps because the felines mighty sneeze resembled a miniature version of a thunder clap. A cat that groomed it's fur the opposite way it grew was predicting great icy bombardments from the sky in the form of either snow or hail. Sailors in general thought cats were good luck, especially a black cat. 

Cats were worshiped as gods in ancient Egypt. Cats were associated with witches as familiars. Cats are thought to have the ability to see ghosts. Cats crossing your path is suppose to indicate luck, or lack there of. The world all around believes that cats are magical!

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