B is for Bakeneko! The Bakeneko is a mischievous cat spirit from Japanese folklore. Any house cat was believed capable of becoming a bakeneko by growing a long tail (which could be forked), reaching about eight pounds, or living over ten years! Bakeneko are said to have supernatural powers, and while some are troublemakers, some are kind and generous!
This is the second design for A to Z Cryptids and Mythological creatures for kids (but adults are welcome to enjoy them too :)!