According to legend, Northern Ireland's Belfast Castle is safe as long as there is a (preferably white) cat residing there. This myth led to the creation of the "Cat Garden" on the slopes of Cave Hill, which boasts at least nine cats, visible & hidden, for visitors to discover.
"His Eminence Simon Stephen cardinal Dedalus, primate of all Ireland, appears in the doorway, dressed in red soutane, sandals and socks. Seven dwarf simian acolytes, also in red, cardinal sins, uphold his train, peeping under it." (15.2654-2657)