Cats of Hogwarts

J. K. Rowling has four houses in the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Harry Potter, for those of you who have been living under a rock).

I have four cats.

Ahhhh… I see you know where I am going with this. And you would be right! It recently occurred to me that each of my four cats represents a house at Hogwarts. Allow me to elaborate:


Real name: Oliver Wendall Holmes Horvath.
Oh, how can you look at my boy Oliver and not think “Hufflepuff”. He’s a homebody, he loves the kitchen, and he’s very fuzzy. Perfect!


Real name: Tasha Tudor Teddy Bear Horvath.
She’s very smart and very sweet, but she can kick some butt if she has to!


Real name: Emily Dickinson Horvath.
She’s not exactly bad, but she sure can be sneaky! And she beats up all of the other cats unless they hit her first. By the way – I often sing “I’m in love with a Slytherin girl” to Emily. She likes it. No accounting for taste.


Real name: Edgar Rice Burroughs Allen Poe Horvath.
He started out life on the streets of New York, but now he’s come into his own. Considering how he began, and how well he’s adapted, I have to say that he’s one of the bravest cats I know.

There you have it. The houses of Hogwarts as personified by my cats. Now if only they would use their magic and do the dishes.


  1. I really expected to see a little blond wig on Emily. 🙂 But I’m just going to call it out…Edgar is the man!

  2. Margie Shepherd says

    Autumn will appreciate this when she gets older. She’s more the Potter fan than I.

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