A holiday for cats and gardeners

While everyone is out drinking green beer, eating corned beef and cabbage and asking women if they “have a little Irish in them” (yuck), I will be celebrating by giving treats to my cats,  planning a trip, and considering planting a garden (it is Floricide season, after all).  What does any of that have to do with St. Patrick’s Day?  Nothing.  Because I am celebrating St. Gertrude’s Day instead.

St. Gertrude is the patron saint of cats, travelers and gardeners and sadly, rather than being given a day of her own, she is celebrated (or forgotten) on the same day as the patron saint of drunks and obnoxious guys everywhere.  Yeah, I know that isn’t what St. Patrick is actually supposed to be celebrated for, but that’s pretty much what his “day” is all about.   If I were St. Gertrude, I’d be annoyed.

So after downing your pint of green beer and eating your fill of corned beef, share a treat with your favorite feline friend.  Happy St. Gertrude’s Day.

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