A Cat in Heaven
The Scene: The Pearly Gates to Heaven. St. Peter is receptionist at the
A cat shows up.
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."
Cat: "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.
St Peter: "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, and it was beautiful, and it looked like so much
So can we each have some roller skates, please?"
St. Peter: "Granted. You shall have your wish."
Next day, St Peter is making the rounds inside the Gates, and sees the
"Well, Cat...Did you enjoy the satin pillow?"
Cat: "Oh, indeed I did. And say...that "Meals on Wheels" thing was a nice