I held Loki the moment he was born. For 16 years he was my closest four legged companion, my most magical familiar and a guardian cat of the highest order.|
I believe he was a guardian spirit of Bast that chose to be born and chose me as his human. I came to take my pick of a litter that I had aided as cat midwife into this world.
He was not the kitten I had in mind. All of his litter mates were either interesting of marking or Manx no or partial tailed. He was a brown tabby with a full tail. But he jumped into my lap, followed me everywhere with adoring eyes and made it clear that I was his choice.
Someday I will write the story of his life from the viewpoint of a witch who found her true spirit companion and witnessed cat behavior in odd circumstances that kept reaffirming that God/Goddess loves us and desires interaction with us.
Loki was a bridge to the Divine for me. He is sorely missed, but he visits me in spirit now and then and I feel sure we shall meet again when the times and places are just right.