50 Lessons To Improve Your Life…

Let Your Kitty Educate You

Let Your Kitty Educate You

Let Your Kitty Educate You

There’s an old story that when God couldn’t get the humans he had created to follow his instructions — no matter now many prophets and other wise people he sent to teach them–he decided that perhaps a more attractive and lovable teacher was needed. So he created the cat and gave it the power to demonstrate to humans, by example, various he things he wanted the humans to learn.

Cats teach us not by giving orders or making threats, as human teachers often do, but simply by demonstrating through their own lives and actions the important lessons humans will benefit by knowing.

For the past decade each issue of the monthly newsletter, Cats Confidential, has included a lesson we can — and should — learn from our cats. this book is a compilation of more than 50 of those lessons — all presented in a context with which we can easily identify.

 

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Questions Without Answers….

God And His Cat

Although most of the animals domesticated by humans showed up many millennia earlier, the cat, as we know it today, made its appearance on earth only 5000 years ago.

godandhiscatAnd the cat is like no other creature on our planet. It can do things no other animal, including humans, can do. It has intelligence and mental abilities that are unparalleled among God’s creatures, and some of those mental abilities defy explanation. The cat is, in a word, unique.

So what is the cat? Where did it come from? Why is it here?

Cat “experts,” of which there are multitudes, all have theories, but none has any provable or even satisfactory answers to the questions above. So when we are asked these questions, we might well throw up our hands and exclaim, “God only knows!”

And that is what this book is all about. Maybe God is the only one who knows the answers to the mystery of the cat. Author Tom Williams explores what might have been God’s reasons for creating the cat and what he might have been thinking about during the 5000 years the cat has been among us.

You don’t hae to believe in a personal God to understand the message of this book. In fact, you don’t even have to believe in God.

An atheist may argue that there is no God.

But he certainly can’t argue that there is no cat.

 

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Did You Ever Wonder…

Why God Gave Us Cats

Why God Gave Us Cats

Why God Gave Us Cats?

It is certainly possible that the title of this book oversteps political bounds. If you happen to be an atheist or an agnostic or believe in a god other than those worshiped in the dominant religions of the world, please don’t assume this booklet is not for you.

This is the book for you. This book is for everyone who loves cats.

Its point is that the cat — the one we call a house cat or a domesticated cat–was a gift to humankind, and a gift that benefits us all. However this gift may have come about, the cat has proven itself to be a unique and worthy addition to the world and this book will examine a few of the many, many reasons why.

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A Prayer Of Appreciation For Cats

Dear God,

Today I was depressed, and knowing this, my cat came and sat beside me. Her presence reminded me of all the good things in my life, and my depression went away.

Having my cat near me, purring with love, made me realize that it is you whom I should thank for giving cats to the world, a gift that can truly benefit all humans in so many ways.

Thank you, God, for the love and loyalty of my cat and thank you on behalf of all humans who love cats for your kindness, compassion and wisdom in giving us the companionship of these wonderful friends to remind us of the joys and blessings in this life.

Cat Conversations with Skye and His Friends

It was the first day of spring. The sun was finally shining after a long spell of cold wather. And both Abraham and Teddy bear were sitting in the front hall windows of the Grey Rocks Cat Sanctuary itching to go outside.

Suddenly Teddy Bear changed his mind.

“There he is again. The neighbor’s big black dog stealing our food. I hate that dog. I just hate him.”

Skye jumped up in the window and saw the dog, too, finishing off what had been a big bowl of cat food. He shook his head and hopped down.

“He sure is stealing it, boys” he told the two young cats. “But don’t say you ‘hate’ him. First off, you don’t know him. But more importantly, maybe they don’t give him enough to eat at home. It’s the way dogs are. They see a bowl of food, they’ll eat it. But don’t say you hate them.”

Abraham was curious. “Why not, Uncle Skye?”

Skye sat down in the middle of the front hall and prepared to deliver a lecture.

“Boys, the Cat Commandments say clearly, ‘you shall not hate.’ It’s as simple as that. Cats just don’t hate. We may not like something or what somebody is doing. But we don’t’ hate. We just usually try to get away. Go somewhere else. But hate is a pretty strong word. Humans shouldn’t use it either.”

Abraham wanted to know about the Cat Commandments.

Sky scratched behind an ear. “Boys a long time ago, the story goes, God and his cat, Talulah, got to talking one day about the Ten Commandments that the humans have that were supposed to guide them as to what to do . How to live their lives. God really wasn’t happy with those commandments because the humans kept arguing about what they meant, and kept breaking them or else didn’t pay any attention to them. “Well, boys, Skye told Abe and Teddy,” Talulah, who was a pretty smart cat, thought there should be a new set of commandments in a very simple form which would apply to both humans and cats.

“Let’s call them the Cat Commandments,” she said, and God agreed. “But they should be worded to cover what the humans do as well as what cats do, and as I recall, Commandment Number 4 is ‘you shall not hate.’”

God thought this was a good idea, and together he and Talulah worked out ten things that would guide both humans and cats as to how to get along in the world.

“Every cat should know these by heart,” Skye declared. “Your mothers probably would have told you about them, but you two weren’t able to spend much time with your mothers. Anyway, here’s what they are:

I. You shall respect and obey the laws of nature.

II. You shall cherish the gift of life above all else and live life fully and joyfully.

III. You shall use wisely and with humility the unique abilities you have been given by the power that created you.

IV. You shall not hate.

V. You shall forgive, knowing that humans are only human and from time to time will make mistakes.

VI. You shall love those who deserve your love and be loyal to them always.

VII. You shall be honest in all undertakings and shall not complain about things that are insignificant.

VIII. You shall maintain an independent spirit and a spirit of freedom, but not let them interfere with the independence and freedom of others.

IX. You shall strive to live in peace with all creatures, humans included.

X. You shall accept with serenity the conclusion of life when it comes and trust in nature and in the power that created you instead of worrying about what may lie ahead.

“So don’t hate that poor old dog,” Skye concluded. Losing a little cat food is no big deal and maybe his owner will do something about it. But don’t say you ‘hate’ him.”

Abraham had a question. “But we sure don’t have to love him, do we Uncle Skye?”

“Not unless he deserves it,” Sky replied. “The commandments cover that, too. Just remember, God doesn’t want cats hating cats any more than he wants humans to hate humans. The Cat Commandments contain some good lessons for everybody.”

Prayer for a Lost Kitty

Dear God,

Our kitty is missing. We’ve looked everywhere and talked to all the neighbors, and now we come to you for help.

Please help us find our kitty and protect him from harm.

If our kitty is still on this earth, please help him find his way home.

If it is too late and our kitty has joined you in heaven, we want you to know how wonderful he was, always proudly living the life of the role model you created him to be.

Wherever our kitty may be, still here with us or in heaven with you, please bless him and protect him because to us and to everyone he represented love, life and truth.

Thank you, God.