Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Cat Nights

Yes, that is right. Cat Nights begin tonite August 17th. The term harks back to the days when people believed in witches. You mean they don't now?, lol. An Irish legend says that that a witch could turn into a cat and regain herself eight times, but on the ninth time (August 17), she couldn't change back, hence the saying "A cat has nine lives." Because August is a "yowly" time for cats, this may have initially prompted the speculation about witches on the prowl.


  1. Oh I like that story. I love Halloween and witches, so it gave me a little taste of October.
    And never mind my dogs.....I need a vacation myself. and I want to come out your way!!!

  2. Well girlfriend I have learned something new! Thank you for sharing. Sending well wishes from stormy Maine, Julie.