Cats are Wonderful Friends
Gentle eyes that see so much,
paws that have the quiet touch,
Purrs to signal "all is well"
and show more love than words could tell.
Graceful movements touched with pride,
a calming presence by our side
A friendship that takes time to grow
Small wonder why we love them so.
An Old Russian Prayer
Hear our prayer Lord, for all animals,
May they be well-fed and well-trained and happy;
Protect them from hunger and fear and suffering;
And, we pray, protect specially, dear Lord,
The little cat who is the companion of our home,
Keep her safe as she goes abroad,
And bring her back to comfort us.
Cat Owner's Prayer
Because I'm only human,
It's sometimes hard to be
The wise, all-knowing creature
That my cat expects of me.
And so I pray for special help
To somehow understand
The subtle implications
Of each proud meowed command.
Oh, let me not forget that chairs
Were put on earth to shred;
And what I like to call a lap
Is actually a bed.
I know it's really lots to ask
But please, oh please, take pity;
And though I'm only human,
Make me worthy of my kitty!
What is a Cat?
that see so much,
paws that have
the quiet touch.
Purrs to signal
"all is well"
and show more love
than words can tell.
touched with pride,
a calming presence
by our side.
that will last and grow -
why we love them so.
When God Made Cats
When God made 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
"But I'm God. I have everything left over."
"Then I'll have a little of everything, please."
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.