St Gertrude – Patron Saint of Cats

Every now and then, and on International Cat Day, the Internet will mention that St Gertrude of Nivelles is the Patron Saint of Cats.  The image above shows St Gertrude with mice at her feet.  Now, while St Gertrude was never formally canonised by the Roman Catholic Church, she was considered extremely devout and worthy… Read More

Are you a Crazy Cat Lady?

  The Crazy Cat Lady is a cultural stereotype who is usually a middle-aged or elderly “spinster” who owns numerous pet cats and who features prominently in popular culture such as The Simpsons, The Office and across a diversity of film and television genres.  The Crazy Cat Lady has been depicted variously as well-meaning, ditsy,… Read More