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Old 28-08-2006, 10:51   #11
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Re: Is There More to Mrs. Norris ?

Yeah it is interesting it usually is Mrs Norris followed by Filch - makes you wonder how they communicate ...
I know that Filch see's her as a true friend, just look at the way he acted when she was petrified in CoS ... there is a big bond between the two but with Filch being a squib, wonder how they link together so well?
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Old 29-08-2006, 03:19   #12
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Re: Is There More to Mrs. Norris ?

here is my thoughts...

he is very attached to her, right? she may well be his link to the magical world. he has no magic himself, we have learnt that, but what we have also learnt is that he WANTS to be magical, so having a magical cat is as close as he can get.
i would say almost certainly, that she has some kind of power, if only to communicate with Filch.
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Old 31-08-2006, 11:02   #13
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Re: Is There More to Mrs. Norris ?

I suppose he could use it kind of like you are saying - he isnt able to harness magic himself but maybe to 'own' something that is magical is almost akin to having magic by proxy right?
I'm not sure Mrs Norris is magical - I do think she might be a kneasle but that emphasis is more on intelligence versus magic ability?
As Forte wrote - the kneasle is somewhat a guide right - well going back to guide dog it still fits maybe?
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Old 16-09-2006, 18:14   #14
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Re: Is There More to Mrs. Norris ?

There is ALWAYS more to cats than meets the eye.

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Re: Is There More to Mrs. Norris ?

The theory that Mrs. Norris is more than just a cat has some valid points. My own cat seems to be more than just an animal sometimes as well. But on 12/25/05, JKR addressed this theory on her official website:

Rumor: "Mrs. Norris is an unregistered Animagus."
Response: No, she's just an intelligent (and unpleasant) cat.

However, I do believe that almost all animals living around Witches/Wizards seem to be more intelligent than Muggle pets. There has to be some residual magic that they absorb being around it nearly 24/7. Not to mention some of the spells that their owners might test out on them or accidentally hit them with.
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Re: Is There More to Mrs. Norris ?

well hmm ... maybe crookshanks and mrs norris hook up.....dont stop reading wait for it lol. Mrs Norris stops communticating with filtch out of love for crookshanks and when needed heads filtch off in the wrong direction so harry can get on with breaking the rules.
Therefore saving harrys butt a few times
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Re: Is There More to Mrs. Norris ?

For a while now I've wondering if maybe all squibs can communicate with cats (Filch, Mrs. Figg, the insane woman down the street from me).

I don't know about the kneasle thing - I thought it was just drawing on the common idea of a witch's familiar.

And DO seem to know what's going on, don't they?

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Cats, that is. Cats seem to know what's going on.
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Re: Is There More to Mrs. Norris ?

I have a good friend who fully believes that cats spend most of their time trying to devise a way to kill humans....

Aside from that, I have a lot of questions about the all pets in the series. Trevor, Scabbers (I still think we'll learn more about his life as Percy's pet), Crookshanks, Hedwig, Mrs. Norris, Norbert, Fang, Fawkes, Nagini, Buckbeak----there is something beneath the surface here that She wants us to pick up on----some meaningful connection between humans and the animals they choose (or are chosen by?). It could be as simple as a reflection of personality types, or it could be something deeper that points to the path each character is on (and has been on). What is She trying to tell us through Harry's wise old owl, Hermione's sneaky cat/kneazel, and Ron's filthy rat? Neville's slimy toad? Hagrid's predilection for pets that range from somewhat dangerous to downright deadly? There is something here....

Thoughts, anyone?
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Old 28-12-2006, 21:44   #20
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Re: Is There More to Mrs. Norris ?

that is a actually a good pick up there Bandman

hermiones cat is a very smart like herself.

nevilles is as lost as his toad in a way.

i feel that harry and hedwig are kinda the same but have nothing atm to back it up.

and there is ron and his "filthy" rat. hint to ron turning evil? hmmmm


maybe pets do reflect on their owners personality. hagrid is hard to say though lmao
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