There was another holiday last week, in addition to St. Patty’s Day and Easter – the Jewish holiday of Purr-em. It began on the evening of March 20. This holiday commemorates the day in ancient Babylonia when the famous Queen Esther saved all the Jewish kitties and fed them all treats. What a gal! There’s even a Book of Esther in the bible. Today, Queen Esther’s largess is commemorated with a special kitty meal, toys, a party, and of course, lots of treats, including ham pate-filled cat cookies called ham-and-treatsen (pictured). Mazel Tov!