CATS HAVE A BIT OF EVERYTHING
When God made the
world, He chose to put animals in it, and decided to give each whatever
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 so
At last He came to the end of the line, and there sat the little cat,
"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."
"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.
But he took away her false modesty.