When my friend and I placed our order in 1978, we used Crisco instead of bat fat and salt water as flea tears. We rolled up the order form and put in in a hollow log, as was requested. Maybe we should've used the real thing - I'm still waiting for my dragon.
The author, Norman Bridwell, is most famous for his Clifford the big red dog series, but is delighted to hear from fans of The Witch's Catalog. Send me an email and I'll be happy to pass it on.