It’s true, I am the Goddess of Cat Summoning
I bet you didn’t know that! It’s an obscure title, or rank, or however you describe deities, I’m not really sure. It’s definitely a step up from Mad Cat Lady, though 🙂
It came about through a bizarre evening spent rescuing a tiny field mouse from one of our 6 cats. Our 6 House Cats, I might add, one of whom was intent on playing with this new, squeaking toy under the dining room table. My young son accompanied me to the compost heap at the bottom of the (pitch dark) garden with Mouse. I carried Mouse, he shone the torch to guide our way… and the conversation went broadly as follows:
Son: You know how people sometimes have near-death experiences? And they see a bright light to walk into?
Me: Uh huh.
Son: Well, maybe Mouse will think that’s what’s happened to him. He sees my torch and thinks it’s a bright light from Mouse Heaven.
Me: < laughing > Would that make you God?
Son: I’d be God of Mice.
Well…. When your child has suddenly become God of Small Squeaking Creatures (we haven’t clarified yet whether his Godhood extends to all small rodents), it leaves you feeling a little inferior – but not for long.
How does the old saying go? If you can’t beat ‘em – join ‘em. And if we’re about to be overrun with mice looking for their spiritual leader, it struck me we might need some balance. I am now the Goddess of Cat Summoning.
BTW, I must say THANKS to my brilliant friend Elise for the pictures – mwah mwah 🙂
Following on from this, my friends all wanted their own Godhoods and so we developed a few rules:
1 – you can only be God / Goddess of something trivial / useless
2 – it has to be appropriate for you
So go on, if you could be God / Goddess of anything, what would it be?