February 2021 Creature Feature - Mystery!
Updated: Aug 2, 2021
The pet play lifestyle is full of so many voices that make it unique and vibrant. To showcase this, every month we will be shining the spotlight on a particular human animal or Handler in our community. Let's hear what makes every pet player special!
This February, we are thrilled to share with you our first featured feline! She's been influencing the pet play community for many years, making strides wherever her paws lead. And she's also our current Community Stray, tasked with assisting our social outreach, educational initiatives, collaborations, sponsorships, and more! Introducing...
Please introduce yourself and how you identify in pet play.
My name is Mystery! I am a black shorthaired, stray cat! I'm a mutt, meaning I dont identify as any one breed!
How did you first get started in pet play?
I always say I've been a cat before it was kinky. Back in elementary, I used to pretend my shadow was a cat. I always imagined there was this black cat watching over me and guiding me. When I was in high school, I used to wear cat ears ALL the time. People used to make fun of me relentlessly!
Later, when I learned about BDSM, pet play was just the icing on the cake. I dont *need* to identify as a pet player in order to experience harmony with my cat side. As I later learned, there are many terms and lifestyles that coincide with an inner spirit animal. But, being the kinky fucker that I am, I'm happy to express my cat space through pet play, and identify as a pet player!
What's it like to identify as a cat when playing with pups and other creatures?
In general, my petspace is pretty independent. It makes playing with any species of other pet a pretty unique experience. My cat space is quite feral. She's a street cat for all intents and purposes. So any time I'm playing with other pets, it's me exercising a more conscientious version of a very instinct-based animal to make sure everyone involved is having an equally pleasant experience.
I actually tend to interact with pups and other animals more easily than with other cats, because it gives me more opportunities to stand back and watch them play, or play fight with them, whereas many people have very docile kitten spaces, and that doesn't match with Mystery very much.
However, I really get a thrill in the rare occasion that I get to be the only pet in the room. It lets me focus on things like playing "keep away from the humans," and finding tight spaces to hide behind, and I just get to be my illusive, selectively social self.
What are your favorite activities as a pet?
My favorite activities are napping, observing, being mysterious! I like to make people wonder what I'm thinking or feeling. I also love a good tussle!
How would you like to see the pet play community grow in the future?
I'd like to see more people express themselves through pet play. I'd love to see more events where animals are allowed to be a bit more aggressive/primal with each other. And I'd love for there to be more events that are able to take place outdoors, in private spaces.
What do you love most about pet play?
The thing I love most about pet play is having a space where I can express my cat self, and other people will accept that version of myself as reality, even if only for a while. I love when others interact with me as a cat, and forgo my human face. It allows me the freedom to express my inner animal to my fullest capability.
To keep up with this feral feline, follow her on Instagram @a.little.mystery!