One day, a cat dies of natural causes and goes to heaven, where
he meets the Lord.
The Lord says to the cat, "You lived a good life, and if there is
any way I can make your stay in heaven more comfortable, please
let me know."
The cat thinks for a moment and says, "Lord, all my life I have
lived with a poor family and had to sleep on a hard wooden
The Lord stops the cat and says, "Say no more," and a wonderful,
fluffy pillow appears.
A few days later, six mice are killed in a tragic farming
accident, and all of them go to heaven. Again, the Lord is there
to greet them with the same offer.
The mice answer, "All our lives we have been chased. We have had
to run from cats, dogs, and even women with brooms. Running,
running, running; we're tired of running. Do you think we could
have roller skates so that we don't have to run anymore?"
The Lord says, "Say no more" and fits each mouse with beautiful
new roller skates.
About a week later, the Lord stops by to see the cat and finds
him snoozing on the pillow.
The Lord gently wakes the cat and asks him, "How are things since
you got here?"
The cat stretches and yawns, then replies, "It is wonderful here.
Better than I could have ever expected. And those 'Meals On
Wheels' you've been sending by are the best!"