First, let me give you a little background on “Lucky” — the mummified cat that one Domestik Goddess reader discovered (most unexpectedly!) in the roof of an old thatched cottage in Ireland…

A while back, you might recall, I wrote about the fascinating old tradition of hiding ritual objects in houses as protection against evil spirits and witchcraft. And I mentioned the old boot — a tiny child’s riding boot, well worn, and just the one — found many years ago in the chimney wall of my grandfather’s old farmhouse in New Brunswick, Canada. That tiny old boot was an object of great fascination all through my own childhood, and I longed to know the story behind it.

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  1. Becca

    Here in Pensacola, there is a museum filled with bizarre curiosities collected by a long ago resident. One of these items is a mummified cat that was found in the building. I remember thinking about that cat when I first read your article. The folks at the museum don’t seem to know why the cat would be mummified. Perhaps I should clue them in!

  2. Squawkfox

    Lucky is a wonderful looking Irish Dried Cat. I would have expected him to be a little bit crispier though. Perhaps the English or Spanish dried cat equivalents would be a tad bit crunchier.

    Again, I am more of a dog person.

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