A Spell for Protection on the 4th of July

I call  upon the Horned God and Mother  Earth,

To keep myself and my family safe as we have fun either away from or at our hearth.

To keep those who are traveling under your watchful eyes

That we might all be safe and see the fireworks or stars in the sky.

So mote it be.

Have a happy and safe 4th of July brothers and sisters.

Words Copyright 2015 Lady Beltane

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Since It Is National Pet Month, Our Favorite Familiar For The Day!

Name: Lewy
Age: Six years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Tabby Shorthair
Home: Nashville, Tennessee, USA
He’s special in every way! He follows me everywhere I go, he is always there to comfort me when I’m sad, or in pain. He’s the sweetest cat ever! He’s very special to me!Lewy is a very affectionate kinds of cat. He lives attention! I have three poodles that he loves, and loves to chase them through the house playing! He will hide behind furniture, and wait until one poodle comes out and runs up behind them and gently slaps them in the tail! Another favorite thing Lewy likes to do is eat! He loves his wet food! He will run to the kitchen, then run back to me and meow, to let me know it’s time to feed him! He enjoys sitting in the windows and watching birds as any normal cat would do. He can be lazy, but he is a great companion to have!

Special Kitty of the Day for April 13th

Salmon, the Cat of the Day
Name: Salmon
Age: Twelve years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Domestic longhair
Home: Everett, Washington, USA
Salmon was born July 19, 1999 our 25th wedding anniversary. How often is it that a pet born on a special day as your 25th anniversary right to the day? Salmon was born under the dresser in my room with four other babies. we kept Salmon when we gave the kittens away after they got old enough. Salmon is fixed and never had babies. Her given name is Samantha, but we have always called her Salmon for short.

Salmon is now twelve years old and has been a blessing to me and my wife. Salmon likes to stay indoors most of the time and sleep on our bed at night. She is a great lap cat, always jumping up on our laps for love and purrs a lot. When Salmon was younger she ran around everywhere but last couple of years she mellowed out. One time when we got another cat, and Salmon hid outside for about a month before getting used to Bappi and coming back into the house. When we got David a few months later, Salmon adjusted well with David when we took him in. We have four cats now: Salmon, David, Buttons, and Blanca. David and Salmon have bonded together and always with each other. When Buttons was born, Salmon welcomed him with open paws.

Salmon is the queen of house and has been all her life. Salmon is an old cat now and in good health and has been really a sweet cat all her life to us. We do a Salmon cheer as follows Salmon Berry, Salmon Berry rah rah rah (twice) then S-A-L–M-O-N — B-E-R-R-Y, Salmon Berry RAH. She love it when we do the Salmon cheer. We love Salmon as much as she loves us.

Salmon is so sweet and adorable always purring. She is so special. She is queen of all the cats at our house. I love her with all my heart.

Salmon, the Cat of the Day
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MuffinMarie, the Cat of the Day
Name: MuffinMarie
Age: Ten years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Shorthair Tabby
Home: West Virginia, USA
MuffinMarie came to me in a bucket along with her siblings. That litter was found under a trailer after their mom was hit and killed by a car. MuffinMarie has a middle name because she is a female RED tabby and most red tabbies are male so we didn’t want there to be any question. She is special as she not only doesn’t mind the car, but enjoys it. She is my constant companion on long road trips. She sits on my lap in the front seat for the entire trip which lasts seven to eight hours. When we make a rest stop, she jumps down below the seat while the car stops. Then when we resume traveling, up she comes to her favorite spot.

Every morning and evening she and I share strips of meat and cheese called “sandwiches.” We also share conversations. I talk – she eats and purrs. I love my MuffinMarie.

Precious Pups of the Day for March 27th

Otis, the Dog of the Day
Name: Otis
Age: Nine years old
Gender: Male Breed: Black Labrador Retriever
Home: Loganton, Pennsylvania, USA
Otis is special because at the age of two, he jumped off my deck, landed badly and injured his spine. He was unable to walk or control his bladder for quite awhile. I didn’t know if he’d ever walk again, but he proved everyone wrong.Today, Otis still experiences some difficulties due to his injury, but the smile never has left his face. He loves to swim and run with his brother Filson. Otis and Filson both have been a godsend to me. I don’t know what I would do without them. They show me unconditional love, and I show them unconditional love in return.

Otis has an infectious personality. When he runs and is playing he truly does smile… He loves playing frisbee and is very affectionate. The picture of him in the water is from a couple years ago, when he hadn’t gotten quite as white on his muzzle. He loves being around people and dogs … of all kinds. Also, he is a bed hog. I have a king size bed and with him and Filson on it there is barely enough room for me. Gotta love him!

Dog-gone Doggie of the Day for March 14th

Orion, the Dog of the Day
Name: Orion
Age: Two years old
Gender: Male Breed: Lab, Hound mix
Home: Cary, North Carolina, USA
Orion came to me last March, after the loss of my Aussie Jake (Pet of the Day Jan. 4 1999). He has been in the shelter system for some time and had a near brush with the gas chamber last year. A non-profit Camp Rescue brought him back from near death and cared for him until I meet him earlier this year. He is a rambunctious two-year-old that has two speeds (on full, and sleep).

He shares this house with little sister Sadie a Corgi mix. They get along well enough, occasionally playing when Sadie is in “the mood”. He is such a lover bug, always wants a pat or hug. He loves to stand on his hind legs wrap his paws around your waist, a real hug.

Orion is a funny guy. He is very people oriented and loves attention. He is still learning sit and down. Stay is not possible, he is too active. ” the wild hair” comes at least once a day. He does a greyhound impersonation and tears around the backyard. Sadie tries to herd him, but he is just a little faster.

Orion loves to have his neck scratched. He will sit and stretch his nose way up toward the ceiling. This is the only time he will sit still… it feels so good. So hats off to a very handsome Dude, Orion.

Special Kitty of the Day for Feb. 14th

UtchieB, the Cat of the Day
Name: UtchieB
Age: Eighteen months old
Gender: Male
Kind: Sphynx
Home: East Hartford, Connecticut, USA
UtchiB, as I call him, came from a backyard breeder. She was a very young woman who didn’t know what she was doing. I had lost my beautiful ten-year-old soulmate Sphynx, MooShoo on my birthday, February 13th from thrombosis.

I swore I would always have a beautiful Sphynx in my life, but only a rescue will do. I searched for over a year to find AustinButchie. When I took the hour-long road trip, I didn’t know what to expect. The breeder told me she was in over her head, and proceeded to bring a cat carrier full of beautiful nekkids down for me to see. Out popped UtchieB!!! He was a wild man, running all over the place. He was older than the other kittens, but I found his playfulness intriguing. Later on, I realized that he was probably the runt of his litter, as he is very small for his age. He is goofy, charming and a purr machine.

UtchieB wanted nothing to do with his carrier, insisting on riding on my shoulders, purring all the way home. As far as gradually introducing him to my fur crew? Well, let’s just say he kept climbing over the babygates I had stacked in my bedroom door to be with the gang. The rest is history.

UtchieB was entered into his first cat show shortly after that. While he did “okay” in the Household Pet category of the TICA show, a judge friend said he definitely needs to be shown as a purebred alter. Unfortunately, I do not have his papers so that wasn’t an option. He is happiest being housecat, though. And that’s okay with me!!

Precious Pup of the Day for Jan. 19th

Gypsy, the Dog of the Day
Name: Gypsy
Age: Ten months old
Gender: Female Breed: American Red Nose Pitbull
Home: Eugene, Oregon, USA
This is Gypsy Danger Queen. Gypsy has love in her heart for everyone she meets, whenever someone comes over she gets low to the ground and wiggles around because she is so excited to see them! She will always bring a toy to greet people with. Gypsy loves to snuggle and sits like a proper lady. She likes to talk to you, especially when she wants food or to go for a walk. Gypsy Danger Queen loves cookies and her Kitty (a stuffed animal she has had since she was eight weeks old and carries like a baby).

Gypsy has beautiful green eyes, a red nose, silky mahogany fur and one of her ears sticks straight up! You can tell when she is really listening because then both of her ears will stick up. We love having Gypsy as a part of our family and couldn’t have asked for a better princess!

Special Kitty of the Day for December 9th

Rusty, the Cat of the Day
Name: Rusty
Age: Nine years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Domestic Medium hair
Home: Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA
We adopted Rusty from the local animal humane society. The previous owner did not want him because he quote, “vocalized too much”. When we saw his face in the pictures of adoptable cats, he seemed to be saying “get me out of here!” Once he arrived in our house he immediately became a “momma’s boy”, following my wife around the house, sitting on her lap and snuggling with her in bed.

He is a very loving boy, with a crazy wild side. Once or twice a day he will do what we call “rocket shipping”, bursting down the hall at great speed, jumping on the bed and then taking off again. He is also a champion wrestler and gets into bouts with his older brother daily. Rusty is also capable of some very complex Gymnastic maneuvers, don’t you agree? He has brought us great joy and we treasure him greatly!