You didn’t think Vendetta would get away with it, did you? 😛
The myth about cats’ stealing the breath from babies is one of my favorites. The story can go a few ways. One being that the cat is drawn to the scent of milk on the babies breath and it somehow smothers the baby while it’s sniffing or licking at it. Another is that the cat is an evil creature and it is jealous of the attention the newborn gets so it sneaks into the crib and places it mouth over the child’s nose and sucks it’s breath away. Pretty cool, huh? There’s a variation of the cat lying on the babies face too. Finally, there is the old belief that cat’s and children shouldn’t be raised together or the cat will thrive and the baby will whither away. When the cat sucks the breath from the infant it is doing so via magick and becoming more powerful by taking the child’s life.
There is really no evidence of cat’s snufficating babies or anyone else but it doesn’t stop people from believing the legend. I was practically raised by kitties since birth and I’ve never had one sleep on my face or attempt to suck my life away. I did have one that would randomly stare into my eyes from across the room and after a few moments of stare down would get up and creep across the room, never blinking or looking away from one of my eyes. When it reached me it would place a paw on my cheek and press it’s nose into my eye. It was a kind of eerie ritual but I didn’t protest, lest it later seek revenge on me when I’m sleeping. O.o
I’ll leave you with a picture of GingerDead reader Avshar ( i have trouble using the word ‘fan’ in relation to myself ) who recently joined Second Life and looked me up. After getting him out of the noob threads and dressing him in my designs I threw on my Ennui avatar and took him skin shopping. (How appropriate!) Anyway, Avshar’s having some puter troubles so I’m not sure he’ll see this for a while, but it was great meeting up with a reader in the metaverse. Definitely a unique way to interact.
Speaking of Second Life, I’ll be out of town (Chicago!) for several days at the SL Community Convention (SLCC) next week. I don’t have a laptop, so approving new user’s comments will have to wait til I get back. Hopefully, I will manage to get a strip done by next Wednesday. I’ll certainly do my best.
Have a great week. 🙂
Notice his cool GingerDead t-shirt. You can get one in the really real world by visiting my store. 😉