Friday, October 29, 2010

Tabitha, Vampire Kitty


The witching hour is getting closer!  It wouldn't be Halloween without a vampire or two.  Did you know there are folk tales of vampire cats?

The Japanese believed in a certain variety of shapeshifting demon that appeared as a cat. This cat often had two tails, and sometimes it could change size, growing from an ordinary house cat until it became larger than a person. It was like a vampire, in that its main purpose seemed to be sucking blood from humans and killing them. After a vampire cat had killed someone, it would be able to transform into an exact copy of that person. It would use this ability to get close to new victims, who would not suspect until it was too late to save themselves.

We will leave you today with a musical tribute to the best Dracula of all time - Bela Lugosi!




Happy Halloween - one final scary post coming tomorrow! We are joining in on Camera Critters and Photo Hunt - Dark so do go by and visit them.

25 comments:

OKcats said...

Yikes! What an awesome picture! I lived in Tulsa for several years. Now I live about 45 miles north of there - so still close enough that I go there fairly frequently. If you HAVE to be from Oklahoma, that's the area to be from! ;) (My dad's family is from south of there (Eufaula), so I can't deny the Okie blood, even though I didn't grow up here)

Mr Puddy said...

Ha..ha...You can't get me !
I'm too far from you : )

Kate said...

Oh Tabitha! you are such a cute vampire! Happy Halloween :)

Kea said...

Tabitha, you make an excellent vampire kitty! Happy Halloween to you all!

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

EEEK!! Vampire kitty!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Wot interesting facts ~ we'd never heard that tale before! Have a great Halloween!

Old Kitty said...

Yikes!!! Tabatha!!! Wow!! What a spooky vampire kitty you make! Awww but you are stil gorgeous and utterly lovely!!

Fabulous hommage clip of the great Bela Lugosi!!!!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Take care
x

Caren Gittleman said...

Ohhhh look at those Vampire teeth!!!!! Scccccaaary!!!!!!

Bela Lugosi was born the same day as me! :)

I am pretty frightening myself lol

Hannah and Lucy said...

Great picture - we hope we're safe over the ocean!!

eileeninmd said...

Great post and perfect for Halloween. Awesome photo of Tabitha. Happy halloween.

Katnip Lounge said...

Mommy shuddered looking at your fangs, Tabitha!

That was an interesting vampire story...We're gonna tell it to mommy tonight after she turns off the light...BWAHAHAHA!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

LOVE this!!!!

Of course, I love Halloween.


This is so PURRfect and TERRORific...not to mention FANGtastic.


Mine this week is 'themed Halloween' too.

Area 51 Critter

Brian said...

That was really fun, thanks! Y'all have a happy and safe Halloween!

Jacqueline said...

Wow, Tabitha, you make the purrfect vampire kitty=we almost took off under the bed, but realized it was our friend at the last minute!...Happy Halloween weekend, sweet friends...kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Janice said...

A fabulous shot! Vampire, indeed!

Father Tom said...

Enjoyed your post, even if it was a little scary! I didn't know about the Japanese folk tale.

Have a good weekend!

Tom

Marg said...

Wowser, that is some bloody picture. You do look very scary. Hope all of you have a Happy Halloween and don't get too scared. Take care.

Jane said...

LOL, great photo though. Hav a great weekend and Happy Halloween too:)

Cara n Crew said...

Yow! You are a very skeery vampire kitty, Tabitha. We didn't know there was actual lore about them. Have a safe and happy Halloween!

-Pip, Smidgen, Minnie

allhorsestuff said...

OOU, nope, I never knew!
KK

Anita said...

You look so terryfing... Muahahahahaha!

Happy Halloween!!

The Island Cats said...

OMC!! Tabitha, you are one scary vampire kitty!! Happy Halloween to all of you!!

Noll's Nip said...

I vant to run away but I am frozen with fear!

Mumsy said...

Great shot for Halloween...have a fun Halloween. Nose kisses and hugs

Jenn said...

haha, vampire kitty.. Happy Halloween! =)

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