And why not? He knows where all the best parties are.
If you need to name some “imps,” you could do worse than Pyewacket, Grizzel Greedigutt, Sack & Sugar, or Vinegar Tom. Come to think of it, these domestic familiars look like kissing cousins to the animals in that bestiary I linked to a few weeks ago.
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Whoa–I just realized that my blog was set at Greenwich Mean Time, not L.A. time, so my apologies if you thought I was posting from The Future! I’ve corrected it now, I think.
So that is where pyewacket came from. (In conclusion) https://nicoleandmaggie.wordpress.com/2010/09/03/confessions-of-pseudonymous-bloggers/
Is that Bell, Book, & Candle? I haven’t seen that for years, but here’s an explanation of the connection between Hopkins and the cat in BB&C. I think Pyewacket is a pretty common cat name (like Vinegar Tom, or Tom Vinegar.)
I had a little male cat who looked just like this Vinegar Tom–minus the horns, of course. I should have called him that!
Yup. And there’s now a wikipedia article just on the name pyewacket (though I don’t know if that imdb is copying wiki or it copied the imdb or they were both written by the same person).
My favorite witche’s familiar was a cat named Bid…