@Liisa Angus and Phoebe are such adorable names for kitties It sounds like Phoebe loves you and is expressing that with the gifts she brings you
@IrisW When I was younger, I had a doggo who would hunt the moles in our yard and she definitely made sure we didn’t have a mole problem! Fortunately, she didn’t eat them, but she did bring them to us Content warning: gross animal hunting other animals behavior. I’ve blurred it out for just in case anyone doesn’t want to read it and crunch on them until their bones were so broken that they didn’t crunch any more unless we could pry it from her jaws Animals are so gross, but you just gotta love them anyway! <3 haha
As for what to do with the bones, I’m not really sure. I’ve never really incorporated animal bones or parts in my practice because until recently, I was trying to figure out my personal ethical stance on it. As someone who loves animals and does everything he can to keep all animals safe and healthy (except spiders and some bugs haha), I tended to avoid as many animal products as possible if there were alternatives available. I also tried to avoid products that could harm animals, such as using poisons to control the mole/vole population since the posons can unintentionally kill other animals such as owls and other preditors that are essential for maintaining the balance of local ecosystems.
However, if I find bird feathers/animal bones/naturally-shed antlers/etc., I don’t think there’s much ethical concern to using them. In fact, I recently found some sort of animal bone laying in my yard and I currently have it sitting in a jar of hydrogen peroxide to disinfect and bleach it a bit. I’m planning on keeping it on my altar as a representation of the local land and animal spirits.
I’m still doing research on how other people use them though, so, unfortunately, I can’t offer any suggestions I’m interested to hear what other people do with them though!