Monday, 13 February 2012

Must Love Cats

When GOD created the World, He chose to put animals in it, and
decided to give each whatever it wanted.  All the animals formed
a long line before His throne, and the Cat quietly went to the end
of the line. To the elephant and the bear He gave strength; to the
rabbit and the deer, swiftness; to the owl, the ability to see at night;
to the birds and the butterflies, great beauty; to the fox, cunning;
to the monkey, intelligence; to the dog, loyalty; to the lion, courage;
to the otter, playfulness. And all these were things the animals
begged of GOD. At last he came to the end of the line, and there sat
the little cat, waiting patiently. "What will YOU have?" GOD asked
the Cat.
The Cat shrugged modestly. "Oh, whatever scraps you have left over.
I don't mind."
"But I'm GOD. I have everything left over. You can ask for anything!"
"Then I'll have a little of everything, please" said the Cat.
And GOD gave a great shout of laughter at the cleverness of this small
animal, and gave the Cat everything she asked for, adding grace and
elegance and . . ..  only for her, a gentle purr that would always attract
humans and assure her a warm and comfortable home.


  1. That is such a precious collection of kittens. They melt my heart! And I love the story of how they came to be so wonderful. I've had cats almost every year of my life. I just don't know what I'd do if there wasn't a cat somewhere nearby, to sit on my lap or to make a little mischief.

    1. Thank you. I am new to your blog but feel for your loss. you may also enjoy reading
      I know that a few people have found comfort after reading.

  2. I love this post, Di! Those little faces are too precious and the words of the poem, so sweet. I'd noticed your lovely comments on Jenny's blog and that reminded me I hadn't stopped by in a while. I hope you and your family are doing well and enjoying your little Daschund who must be growing by leaps and bounds since you introduced him to us. When we lost our elder GSD three weeks ago, a thoughtful blogging friend sent me a link to a beautiful video of The Rainbow Bridge poem. It gave me great comfort, too.

  3. Thank you Des.
    Blu is going through a chewing phase but I will do an update on him soon.