Pangur Ban also known as "The Monk and his Cat", is one of my all time favorite poems. I first saw it at the Book Of Kells Exhibit while visiting Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. http://www.tcd.ie/Library/ It is a 9th century poem written by an Irish monk in St. Gallen, Switzerland or possibly in Austria, that is up for debate. No one knows his name but every poet knows his cat!
I have always been able to imagine the Monk who wrote it sitting by candle light writing with a feather quill while a little cat playing at his feet. In the exhibit it is written on a huge panel in a spiral which makes for fun reading.
Jerry and I like to eat. We either cook and blog about it on 365 Days of Cooking With Alcohol, or we go out to eat and are starting to document those experiences here.
We live in Central Oregon. Ginger works in renewable energy and Jerry is the house dad and animal keeper (donkeys, goats, dogs, cats, fish, chickens etc).