school-nymph said:

How to tell if a cat is a familiar, connection to you spiritually; or just need to adopt it for spiritual reasons?

Honestly, with my familiar we always had a special connection, but as I learned about familiars once I began my journey into witchcraft, I knew that’s what he was to me. My other cat I have a very similar connection too, which is why I adopted him. He’s about 7 years younger than my familiar and I often joke about how he’s my “familiar in training”, lol. But over the last year or so I’ve noticed that might just be the case with how he seems to be taking more note of what Artemis is doing and even of the witchy and apiritual stuff I’m doing (something that never seemed to interest him before). It’s cool, but weird. x.x;

I would think if you’s like to connect with an animal for spiritual reasons, the best way to go about it is to ask. They’ll let you know.