Dead Cat

Submitted by James Watts
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Wednesday, 1 August 2012

A cat shows up at the Pearly gates of heaven.

St. Peter says, "I know you! You were a very nice cat on earth and didn't cause any trouble, so I want to offer a gift to you of one special thing you have always wanted."

"Well, I did always long to own a nice satin pillow like my master had, so I could lie on it."

St. Peter: "That's easy. Granted. You shall have the satin pillow after you enter in."

Next a group of mice appeared.

"Ah, I remember you! You were such good mice on earth. You didn't steal food from anyone's house and never hurt other animals. Therefore, I want to grant you one special wish you always wanted."

The Chief Mouse replied, "Well, we always watched the children playing and saw them roller skate. It was beautiful and it looked like so much fun. So can we each have some roller skates, please?"

"Granted. You shall have your wish."

Next day, St. Peter is making rounds inside the Gates and sees the cat.

"Well, Cat...did you enjoy the satin pillow?"

"Oh, indeed I did. And say....that "Meals-on-Wheels" thing was a nice touch, too!"

(Told to my 4 year old son by my father when we buried his three pet mice after a tragic washing machine incident)

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