St. Jerome’s Cat

22 Aug

I just learned that there is a traditional English nursery rhyme about St. Jerome’s cat. Here it is:

St. Jerome in his study kept a great big cat,
it’s always in his pictures, with its feet upon the mat.
Did he give it milk to drink, in a little dish?
When it came to Friday’s, did he give it fish?
If I lost my little cat, I’d be sad without it;
I should ask St. Jerome what to do about it.

I should ask St. Jerome, just because of that,
for he’s the only saint I know who kept a kitty cat.

It doesn’t exactly trill off the tongue, but there we are. Found here: www.catquotes.com

And Jerome the Cat is found here:

Jeromey with cukes.

Jeromey with cukes.

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