"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one. "
~John Lennon

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Cat

My mother sent me a newspaper clipping of this story:

A cat died and went to heaven. God met her at the gates and said "You have been a good cat all these years. Anything you want is yours for the asking." The cat thought for a minute and then said "All my life I lived on a farm and slept on hard wooden floors. I would really like a fluffy pillow to sleep on."

God said "Say no more." Instantly the cat had a huge fluffy pillow.

A few days later six mice were killed in an accident and they all went to heaven together. God met the mice at the gates with the same offer that he made to the cat.

The mice said "We have had to run all of our lives; from cats, dogs, people with brooms. If we could just have some little roller skates, we would not have to run again."

God answered "It is done."

All the mice had beautiful little roller skates.

About a week later, God decided to check on the cat. He found her asleep on her fluffy pillow. God gently awakened the cat and asked "Is everything okay? How have you been doing? Are you happy?"

The cat replied "Oh, it is WONDERFUL. I have never been so happy. The pillow is so fluffy, and those little meals on wheels you have been sending me are delicious!"


Ms. A said...

I got that one by email and loved it. What a cute kitty image.

Merry Christmas, Cici. Big hugs.

Rock Chef said...

Love it! Guess I will have to be careful what I ask for in the future!

R. J. said...

Thanks for a beautiful picture of a kitty and a few laughs this beautiful morning. Happy holidays.

DJan said...

Wonderful! And here it is Christmas Eve already. Have a great day, CiCi. I enjoyed it.

CiCi said...

Ms.A, Best wishes to you for a Christmas stocking full of love and laughter.

Rock Chef, you already knew not to ask for skates, right?
Merry Christmas, R.C.

R.J., I figured people would be in need a diversion this morning. I hope your Christmas brings you joy and also brings you opportunities to give joy to others.

DJan, yep, Christmas eve already. Glad you enjoyed the little story. May you and your life partner enjoy your Christmas together. Hugs to you both.

Anne H said...

I sincerely wish/hope (whatever the "right" word is)
that this holiday season is kind, gentle and loving for you....
and yours! <3 hugs! as they say!

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

Domestic cats nowadays don't eat mice anymore. My cat Kiki enjoys killing spiders though (because we dont have mice).
So sorry for the long absence, i was a bit busy.
Happy Christmas Cici! And a Happy New Year!

Brian Miller said...

haha...nice...meals on wheels...i hope you havea wonderful christmas today cici...thoughts for you

CiCi said...

Anne, this holiday season is indeed being kind to me. Thank you for being part of the kindness being sent my way.

Shadowthorne, hmmm. I am hoping when the field mice try to come in the house a cat will at least bat them around.

Brian, meals on wheels is something the senior center does every day. Thank you for the "bestest" of wishes.

"Abby" said...

HA! "meals on wheels"...

We recently lost our cat. I can picture him laying around and having the mice skate to him. Merry Christmas, CiCi!

LL Cool Joe said...

Ha ha, that's funny!!

I hope you have a good Christmas. I think I've missed something here, I had no idea that things have gone wrong with your marriage. I missed this fact in your posts. Sorry for being so slow.

I really hope you can stay positive and enjoy this time of the year anyway. My thoughts are with you at this time.

Eddie Bluelights said...

LOL. Liked the story. Meals on wheels will never be the same to me from now on.

Very best wishes for Christmas and the New Year - may it be much kinder to you ~ Eddie x

CiCi said...

Abby, glad this is a timely post for you. Hope your holiday is full of happiness.

Joey, yep, things have changed in my life. I am staying positive and healing. Thanks for the good wishes.

Eddie, Oh yes, please let the next year be kinder. Thank you, Eddie, and I wish you a healthy and happy holiday season.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

meals on wheels :) Merry Christmas Cici!

Mrs4444 said...

Funny!!! Very cute.

terri said...

LOL! I was waiting for a heartwarming happy ending. I guess it was... for the CAT! :-)