SuPURRnatural Pets — Get Ready For PURRgatory!

Take a haunting, thrilling and educational journey with Sam and Dean WinPETster (brothers) and CATstiel (an angel) into sinister, paranormal and suPURRnatural pet landscapes as they search out the legends behind some of the most common household pets. Ranging from pets worshipped as gods to a three headed guard dog and much more, you will never look at Fluffy or Fido the same again.


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Norwegian Forest Cat... this breed certainly has an intriguing history — according to legend, the Norwegian Forest Cat pulled the Norse goddess Freya’s chariot across the sky.

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Mastiff... these pups make excellent watchdogs, so it's no surprise that a three-headed, Mastiff-like canine, known as Cerberus, guarded the entrance to the underworld in Greek mythology.

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Russian Blue... legend has it that the intrepid Russian Blue made his way around the world by riding with the Cossacks and traveling on ships. According to Russian folklore, the feline also has healing abilities and brings good luck.

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Shih Tzu... a breed steeped in Buddhist mythology: These little dogs, which were bred by Tibetan monks to resemble lions, were thought to be incarnations of mischievous household gods. They carried the souls of lamas who had not yet reached nirvana.

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Pembroke Welsh Corgi... have you ever noticed that the Pembroke Welsh Corgi appears to sport saddle- or harness-like markings on its back? Based on Welsh folklore, the patterns were a gift from the fairies, who rode the low-slung dogs like horses.

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Egyptian Mau... the ancient Egyptians worshipped kitties, like the Egyptian Mau, and elevated them to goddesshood. They are the only domesticated cat with a naturally occurring spotted coat, and he can sprint at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour.

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Chinese Shar-Pei... believe in ghosts and other creatures who go bump in the night? You may want to have a Shar-Pei by your side — both his purplish tongue and wrinkly skin were thought to ward off evil spirits.

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Chihuahua... these sassy pups are known for their nearly obsessive devotion to their owners — even in the afterlife. In ancient Mexico, Chihuahuas were believed to be spirit guides who protected souls as they traveled through the underworld.