September 2022 Creature Feature - Lilith!
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 month, we're getting the claws out! Well... talking to a clawed critter, anyway. This feline (and skunk!) brings fierce light to our moshes, and we loved getting to know her better. Introducing...
Please introduce yourself, your pronouns, and how you identify in pet play.
Hello! I’m Lilith and my pronouns are she/her. In pet play, I identify as a feline - sometimes I'm primal and sometimes I’m domestic. My pet play headspaces include a regal tigress, a lil chonk-fluff black house kitten, and I’ve been recently exploring a little skunk space. I’m an all-around bottom and a masochist with sadistic tendencies.
How did you first get into pet play and discover your headspaces?
I was introduced to pet play about 10 or so years ago by my friend at the time. I didn’t get into it myself until I started studying tiger behavior and realizing that I could identify as a “non traditional” pet play animal. I’ve always felt a bit like a feline, but after studying and watching tigers, I began to play with tigress space and it just felt right!
My tigress space is much more observant and less playful with others, so it just felt natural to have a domestic kitten space that is more engaged with others.
How do you feel your kitten and tigress headspaces differ? Are there any similarities?
My tigress space is, well, much like a tiger! Tigers are solitary animals who observe the world around them with a keen eye. While I do sometimes play in tigress space, it’s more often alone or a lower energy play. With my kitten space, I feel more energetic and playful around others.
Simply put - tigress will stalk the pups, kitten will play with the pups. They’re both very similar when it comes to feline tendencies. I will sleep anywhere, I’ll tear everything up with my claws, and bite to show affection. In addition to, you know, typical cat things!
What helps you get into your pet headspaces?
Being around other pet players is a huge help when getting into headspace. An instant way into kitten space is when my Daddy calls me by my kitten names and pets me like the kitty I am. Sometimes putting on my gear can help, or simply getting out my favorite cat/tigress toys and playing with them. Oftentimes for me it’s like flipping a switch - I turn off my human brain and my feline brain will take over.
What are your favorite treats/rewards?
I love so many treats! Goldfish are a common go-to for me. I also love my pet play bowl filled with milk. Being hand fed sashimi or sushi is a great kitten and tigress treat. And thanks to [our Co-Founder] Vixen’s brilliant advice, a new favorite has become rice, avocado, and tuna balls.
How, if at all, do your intersections of identity influence your pet play?
In terms of kink identities, my masochistic and sub side influence my pet play spaces quite a bit. I identify as a little and a submissive, and my kitten headspace is very much little and very much a submissive cat (I still do what I want like knocking Daddy’s cups over…).
I’m less masochistic in kitten space than I am tigress space. My tigress space is primal, and being hurt as a chained up [human] tigress is very much enjoyable to me and can amplify my primal tendencies.
What do you love most about pet play?
Play! It’s far too common in our society for people to get stuck in “adulting” mode. Pet play helps me turn off the narrative in my head and live in the moment. I find it very soothing and an amazing release when life gets hard. Being able to engage and play with others like me without the use of words can be so deeply cathartic.
SoCal Creatures has created this amazing, inclusive, non-judgmental space that I haven’t experienced anywhere else that makes this type of play possible for me. I’m so grateful for the founders and our community! So very long answer short - play and the SoCal Creatures community.
To keep up with this ferocious feline, follow her on Instagram @tigresskittenlilith.