A Prayer to St. Gertrude, Patron Saint of Cats
Dearest Gertie, ask you I pray…
watch over the evil little cats…this and everyday.
Protect them from those who wish them ill.
Keep them at home…four tiny paws…safe from the snowstorm.
Give me the serenity to accept their indifference to me.
the courage to be humble in their presence
and… the wisdom to hide all breakables I wish to keep.
Protect my lawn furniture from the neighborhood Tom Cat.
And, Gert, a last thing I beseech from thee.
Please don’t let them kill me in my sleep.
Patron Saint of Cats…Sista Gert believed in her visions. She believed in purgatory. She believed…rodents, mice, etc., were handmaiden’s to hell’s highway. The only way to rid the heavens and earth of this evil? Cats!
Which as a cat owner, I can now understand. Gert knew that there was a hell out there. Possibly she had a ‘vision’ of where we now stand with Trump. One thing led to another. The ‘visions’ got worse. Hell came in the form of rats. And, Gert did not figure out until late in life…get a cat!
The cat solved the infestation.
So she chilled, as she grew older, with cats.
Hence Patron Saint of Cats!