The Vikings knew what’s up
Expanding on that, from the cited source:
The Vikings kept cats for their valuable skills as mousers as well as keeping cats for pets. Kittens were sometimes given to new brides as an essential part of setting up a new household. It is especially appropriate that brides should receive cats, since cats were associated with Freyja, the goddess of love. The Vikings believed that Freyja rode a cart drawn by a team of cats. It might seem absurd to imagine a cart drawn by cats, until one realizes that Viking cats were not your standard Felis domesticus — they were the Skogkatt (Norwegian, meaning literally “Forest Cat”), a wild breed native to the North. In Denmark, these cats are called Huldrekat (huldre are female forest spirits, literally, “the hidden folk”). The Skogkatt is a large breed, known for their strong bones and muscular forms.
I love the image of a chariot pulled by cats.
this is the most bad ass thing ever
Can we talk about the fact that they gave each other Norse bobcats?
These are my rats, Sansa and Arya, respectively. Sansa is kind of my favorite because she actually snuggles and loves me. Arya just flees to the underside of my dresser where she stores bits of paper and stolen candies. (These are them as babies; they’re not quite as cute now).
HOW ARE THEY SO EXTRA PRECIOUS BABIES OH MYG OOOOOOOOD
I don’t understand how people can not love rats :( rats are just little balls of snuggles and fluff