In Harry Potter world, every September 1st young witches and wizards hop onto the Hogwarts Express and head to Hogwarts. When they get there, the sorting hat puts them into their houses. We're letting mama blog today, since she is a Harry Potter fanatic.
I was thinking about Hogwarts today and where my cats might be sorted if they went there. Kit, I think, would be a Gryffindor and Athena would be a Hufflepuff. Here is the Sorting Hat song from the first book:
You might belong in Gryffindor
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart;
You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true
And unafraid of toil.
Kit is definitely brave enough to be a Gryffindor! He is my little escape artist who loves to dart outside to explore the great outdoors. He also is never scared during thunderstorms. He wasn't troubled by Hurricane Irene and even last week's earthquake didn't seem to bother him! The only thing that might keep him out of Gryffindor is the chivalry part. Sometimes he turfs Athena out of her sleeping spots.
And sweet Athena is definitely Hufflepuff material. She is utterly loyal -- she follows me all around the house and she sits on my lap everytime she gets the chance. She is very patient when Kit bugs her and she definitely has a true heart -- she is a real mama's girl. As far as toil goes -- well, cats aren't really into toil, I guess, but the determination with which she makes biscuits makes me think that this fits her as well.
So those are my Hogwarts kitties!