|Charles McKeever posted this
This tale should have been
put into Doug's CATalogue of all things that purr and leave a trail of
hair everywhere they go...especially in the spring of the year.
The pastor and his faith in flying cats....
He had a kitten that climbed up a tree in his backyard and then was
afraid to come down. The pastor coaxed, offered warm milk, etc. The
kitty would not come down. The tree was not sturdy enough to climb, so
the pastor decided that if he tied a rope to his car and drove away so
that the tree bent down, he could then reach up and get the kitten.
He did all this, checking his progress in the car frequently, then
figured if he went just a little bit further, the tree would be bent
sufficiently for him to reach the kitten. But as he moved a little
further forward....the rope broke.
The tree went "boing!" and the kitten instantly sailed through
the air-out of sight. The pastor felt terrible. He walked all over the
neighborhood asking people if they'd seen a little kitten. Nobody had
seen a stray kitten. So he prayed, "Lord, I just commit this kitten
to your keeping," and went on about his business.
A few days later he was at the grocery store, and met one of his church
members. He happened to look into her shopping cart and was amazed to
see cat food. Now this woman was a cat hater and everyone knew it, so he
asked her, "Why are you buying cat food when you hate cats so
She replied, "You won't believe this," and told him how her
little girl had been begging her for a cat, but she kept refusing. Then
a few days before, the child had begged again, so the mom finally told
her little girl, "Well, if God gives you a cat, I'll let you keep
She told the pastor, "I watched my child go out in the yard, get on
her knees, and ask God for a cat. And really, Pastor, you won't believe
this, but I saw it with my own eyes. A kitten suddenly came flying out
of the blue sky, with its paws spread out, and landed right in front of