Monday, March 17, 2014

Mr. Murphy O'Mally Says...

"I want you to know that today is also the feast day of St. Gertrude of Nivelles.  She is much more important to me, as she is the Patron Saint of gardeners, travelers and cats.  Most importantly, cats!  She has long been overshadowed by St. Patrick, an ok guy as far as saints go, I guess, but he's the Patron Saint of Ireland, not cats.  Us cats need all the help we can get, plus some of us travel around a lot. And, most of us are gardeners, even though a lot of humans don't seem to understand that we're fertilizing the garden when we...well, you know.  HeyYou (that's what I named the lady who feeds me) gives me fresh salmon on this day...near as I can tell, most humans just drink a lot of green beer and eat some kind of funny-smelling meat that they call 'corned beef.'  Yuck.  So...I wish you a happy St. Gertrude of Nivelles Day...celebrate it by helping out a cat near you! 

And if you're wondering how I found out about all this...well, really.  What do you humans think we're doing when we're around you?  We're listening, learning and, mostly, laughing." 

Dictated by Mr. Murphy O'Mally, dutifully transcribed by HeyYou.


  1. Oh yes, "mostly laughing", I know Mr. Murphy O'Mally ;)
    Happy St. Gertrude's Day!

  2. How can the saint of such a majestic creature be overlooked in this way? Shame on us. I understand your indignation, Señor Murphy O'Mally. From this year forward, on March 17th, I shall celebrate the patroness of travel, gardens and cats.

    Happy St. Gertrude of Nivelles!

  3. I am so glad that Mr. Murphy O'Mally decided to enlighten me about this special saint for cats. Salmon hmmm - I am not sure I want to tell my four boy kitties about what Hey You is feeding you - they just might expect the same feast. Oh well I guess I could break down one day out of the year and give them a bit of salmon. (By the way Hey You - Mr. Murphy looks quite a lot like my Mr. Scooter). Hope you had a wonderful St. Patrick's day.

  4. So glad to know about St. Gertrude of Nivelles. (You're Hey You -- I'm The Woman to the resident cats.)

  5. Hello kindred..super beautiful tribute..I too love St.Gertrude and love that gorgeous cat..dazzling eyes! Thanks for making my heart smile and spirit fly..lovely to visit your magical realm!

  6. Vicki, I told Mr. Murphy O'Mally that you were wise to catly ways. He said, "Well, she must be a smart human!"

    Magaly, he said he's very happy that you now know about St. Gertrude!

    Debbie, he says, "You're welcome, and I hope your cats get some salmon 'cause it really brightens up our day!"

    Miss Vicki, he says, "You're quite welcome, glad to be of help."

    Thanks, Victoria, that's great that you already know about St. Gertrude, we really are kindred. I'll tell Murphy that you love him and think he has dazzling eyes. He loves compliments!


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