The first March 17 that we had Bernie The Cat, we were watching the news when a reporter made reference to the Ancient Order of Hibernians. On cue, we looked over toward our kitten, counted to three and greeted him with a big, hearty HI BERNIE!
Needless to say this startled him. But an annual tradition was born and it’s one we continue, even if we have to project our voices a little skyward for this or any World’s Greatest Cat to hear us.
Later this St. Patrick’s Day, should the mood strike you, pour yourself a wee bit of whatever captures your fancy for the occasion and maybe toast those you love, wherever they happen to be residing this March 17.
(By the way, Bernie is non-denominational. He just happens to favor the orange cap.)