The Irish could take a queue from the Chinese when it comes to cats. The Chinese let cats attend their universities (non-matriculating, I assume).
Check out this article on an English-language Chinese web site about a cat that has free access to the c lassrooms at Peking University. He’s even allowed to eat during the lectures.
How cool is that? In a communist country? I’ll bet Marx is rolling over in his grave. After all, didn’t Marx say “Religion is the catnip of the masses?”