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Thursday, June 01, 2006

The Cat Came Back

One of the local OP cats went missing on Monday, but now he's come back. Hurrah! Deo gratias! And thanks to the prayers of St Anthony. In fact, Cajetan came home just after a text message exchange with one of the holy fathers - between Fr and me, that is, not Cajetan - about asking St Anthony's help. So St Anthony seems to like being invoked via sms... He was once miraculously transported somewhere to preach, wasn't he? Telecommunication!

Does anyone else remember seeing a really disturbing wee cartoon called 'The Cat Came Back', accompanied by a song of which that was the refrain, about a chap trying to get rid of a cat who has taken over his life? He keeps doing more and more extreme things, like bulldozing the house, but the cat always emerges unscathed and returns to torment him. I have a vague recollection that he ends up destroying the world with a nuclear bomb, but that might be a different nightmare. It scared me enormously when I was quite small. I'm not sure what was so frightening, though - the chap's madness, I think, as it didn't put me off cats.