For some reason, witches get in water on purpose! They call it a “Purification Bath” and I watched in horror as my own witch subjected herself to this strange torture the other night.
She said we were preparing to perform a ritual called “Drawing Down the Moon” .
She lit candles, ran water into the tub, sprinkled salt and then poured in a wondrous potion. The tub immediately became filled with thousands of little iridescent full moons! My mistress then divested herself of every stitch of the protective garments that she normally wears and proceeded to immerse herself in the water.
Fascinated, I perched on the rim of the tub and studied this strange enchantment. My naturally inquisitive mind led me to discover that, when I batted a floating moon with my paw, it would mysteriously explode, disappear and then others would shift to take its place. I was witnessing a microcosm of the universe!
Suddenly, my hind paws slipped. I found myself submerged in water and moons up to my scrawny neck! Yours Truly was in Serious Danger of drowning and I told my witch so in a very loud voice. Suddenly this big tub filled with little moons was NOT fun!
She lifted me out, dried me off with a towel and then applied ointment and bandages to her legs, hands and arms. I was, naturally, rather zealous in my efforts to save myself.
After this experience, I’ll observe her Purification Baths from a safe distance, Thank You Very Much! She can draw down those silly little moons by herself from now on.
Personally, I have been traumatized for life!