Do you share your life with a fur familiar? Or maybe it has feathers instead? Or could it be a snake?
Due to Hollywood movies, the new pagan movement tend to believe that pets are familiars. But I have a different theory all together.
Familiars are part of us, they are Spirits and we create them. If you come from a traditional Witchcraft family, you will inherit them. And they may also come from a previous reincarnation when you worked with them, and they are just waiting for you to notice them and start once again a magical relationship that benefits both of you.
I have had all types of experiences with Familiars.
Two days ago, I have completely created a new magical Familiar, a Spirit ally.