I’m reading a book right now where two of the characters in it have “bond” animals. These animals helped them do their jobs and were an intregal part of their lives. They brought comfort and companionship. A familiar part of their lives if you will. 🙂
So when I looked at the word familiar I thought hmm…that would be a different take on this word wouldn’t it? To talk about “familiars”…those animals that are a distinct part of our lives. You can think of them in witchy terms, or on fantasy terms, or you can think like I do. Animals that are part of our lives that make a difference to how we live.
Take for instance this fellow. The lad chose him 9 years ago and he’s been a constant companion. Getting a tad grumpy in his older age, but overall, a great companion for one boy child, a very familiar site to see the two of them reading on a bed together.
We got this handsome fellow at the local humane society. Our Mr. Milo was a not a cat to be left alone so when our old cat died, he became the replacement. We needed to grow into liking each other, he liked my hubby since the day he came home and that fondness has lasted. Mr. Chase can often be found sitting on the armchair beside hubby as he works. He notices when it’s bed time and he’ll meet my fellow up at the bed, with a special meow just for him. A familiar for my man you think? 🙂