One day, a cat died of natural causes…


One day, a cat died of natural causes and went to heaven. There he met Saint Peter at the Pearly Gates. Saint Peter said to the cat, “You have 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 thought for a moment and said, “All my life I have lived with a poor family and have had to sleep on a hard wooden floor.”

“Say no more,” Saint Peter replied, and poof! A wonderful, fluffy pillow appeared.

A few days later, six mice were killed in a tragic farming accident and went to heaven. Again there was Saint Peter to greet them with the same offer. The mice answered, “All of our lives we have been chased. We have had to run from cats, dogs, and even women with brooms. We are tired of running. Do you think we could have roller skates so that we don’t have to run anymore?” Instantly each mouse was fitted with a beautiful pair of roller skates.

About a week later, Saint Peter stopped by to see the cat and found him snoozing on the pillow. He gently woke the cat and asked, “How are things for you since coming to heaven?”

The cat stretched, yawned, and replied, “It’s wonderful here—even better than I could have expected. Especially those meals-on-wheels you’ve been sending by—those are the best!”