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Much is been made on the BBC North west news about the discovery of a cat skeleton in a ruin at Pendle saying it is all part of the Pendle Witch legend. It was a custom on the island to put a dead cat under the hearth or built into the wall above the door for good luck and health of those in the house. This went on until fairly recently and would probably continue for the right person having a new house built.

It was only because of the propaganda of the church that these folk lore traditions have nearly died out.

I wonder if they vet people wanting a cat at the MSPCA asking them if they are building a new house.

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