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Our Companions January 26, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Animals, Humor, Joke.

Adam and Eve said, “Lord, when we were in the garden, you walked with us every day.  Now we do not see you anymore.  We are lonesome, and it is difficult for us to remember how much you love us.”

God said, “I will create a companion for you so you will know love even when you cannot see me.  No matter of how selfish or childish you behave, this new companion will accept you as you are and love you as I do.”

Pluto-HappyGod created a new animal to be a companion for Adam and Eve.

It was a very good animal.
And God was pleased.

And the new animal was happy to be with Adam and Eve and wagged its tail.

Adam said, “Lord, I have named all the animals in the Kingdom, but I cannot think of a fitting name for this new animal.”

God said, “this new animal is a reflection of my love for you, so its name will be a reflection of my own name, and you will call it DOG.”

Pluto-SnoozingDog lived with Adam and Eve and was a companion to them and loved them.

No matter what.

Adam and Eve were comforted.
God was pleased.
Dog was content and wagged his tail.

One day, an angel came to the Lord and said, “Adam and Eve are filled with pride. They strut and preen like peacocks and believe they are worthy of adoration.  Dog has taught them that they are loved, but perhaps too well.”

God said, “I will create for them another companion who will see them as they are. This companion will remind them of their limitations and they will know that they are not always worthy of adoration.”

black-catGod created CAT to be a companion to Adam and Eve.

Cat would not obey Adam and Eve.  Cat hissed and scratched.  Cat reminded Adam and Eve they were not supreme beings.

Adam and Eve learned humility and were greatly improved.

God was pleased.
Dog was happy.

And cat?


Cat didn’t give a shit one way or the other.

Aah . . . that’s better!

Source: e-mail from an unknown author (sent by Joe M.)

Related post:  The Terrier’s Apprentice (Kate Shrewsday)


1. seeker - January 26, 2013

I always laugh at this Biblical story every time it’s shared. Thank you.

nrhatch - January 26, 2013

It’s a keeper . . . :mrgreen:

2. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide - January 26, 2013

Ha, ha, ha. That’s awesome. You might get a kick out of this:

nrhatch - January 26, 2013

Hahaha! That’s funny . . . in a creepy sort of way. 😉

Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide - January 26, 2013

The cat’s hand gesture is Katherine’s favorite.

nrhatch - January 26, 2013

The original of this e-mail had a real cat flipping the bird at the end ~ through the magic of digital animation. But Tigger insisted that I use him as the bottom photo instead. And he’s the boss. 😀

3. granny1947 - January 26, 2013

Love it. Glad you had a laugh today.

nrhatch - January 26, 2013

This didn’t make us laugh out loud the way your e-mail did.

But our howls of laughter at the “shy girl’s comment” and the “just . . . just stop” quote crossed into the “politically incorrect” arena . . . and probably can’t be shared here. :mrgreen:

granny1947 - January 26, 2013


nrhatch - January 26, 2013

I would hate to offend any stupid people out there. :mrgreen:

granny1947 - January 26, 2013

In that case…the sky is the limit.

nrhatch - January 26, 2013

There is no limit to some people’s stupidity. 😉

4. Tammy - January 26, 2013

A story that I know all too well.

nrhatch - January 26, 2013

Whether through dog’s steadfast devotion or cat’s aloof spirit, pets rock! 😀

5. Don - January 26, 2013

Lol – Lol – Lol. Nancy, this needs to be canonized in the Bible. I thought it was great. Thank you.

nrhatch - January 26, 2013

And . . . it’s Tigger tested and approved. :mrgreen:

6. Booksphotographsandartwork - January 26, 2013

Ah ha that’s a good one!

nrhatch - January 26, 2013

It rings true . . . and it was fun to illustrate.

7. diannegray - January 26, 2013

HAAAA! This is awesome! Thank you for giving me a big chuckle this morning! 😀

nrhatch - January 26, 2013

You’re welcome. I figured this would tickle a funny bone here and there.

8. sweetdaysundertheoaks - January 26, 2013

Nancy I loved this! I just read it to CH.. 🙂 Tigger looks good and he does look like he is the boss. Interesting read he has there!

nrhatch - January 26, 2013

Glad you enjoyed, Pix! Tigger is looking good . . . and he’s still got a spring in his step (especially if TREATS are involved). Paws still crossed.

9. bluebee - January 26, 2013

Thanks for the Sunday morning laugh, haha

nrhatch - January 26, 2013

Enjoy your Sunday . . . we’re lagging behind here. It’s still Saturday Night.

10. barb19 - January 26, 2013

I love this, it’s hilarious, and describes cats to a T!

nrhatch - January 26, 2013

Doesn’t it! They’ve got cat-titude and purr-sonality. :mrgreen:

11. jannatwrites - January 26, 2013

This is hilarious! Owning 3 dogs and living with 3 cats (I’m pretty sure they own me) I do think cats were created to put us in our place.

Um, it doesn’t look like you’re reading that book without asking permission first 🙂 (Love Tigger…he’s just adorable 🙂

nrhatch - January 26, 2013

That’s a large menagerie, Janna! And, yes, Tigger gets first dibs on anything that grabs his interest.

12. Patricia - January 26, 2013

Tigger is looking great. Love his expression…

nrhatch - January 26, 2013

This photo is a couple years old . . . but Tigger is still looking good. He’s still got a bounce in his step and a twinkle in his eye. 😀

13. Hudson Howl - January 26, 2013

Sounds about right, plausible most certainly. Elvira’s manners and attitude has me convinced that dog is derivative of Dōgen.

nrhatch - January 26, 2013

What a great name . . . Elvira. 😀

14. Marylin Warner - January 27, 2013

You captured the cat’s reaction perfectly.
Gotta love those cats for keeping us humble.

nrhatch - January 27, 2013

Cats are masters at the “what have you done for me lately?” philosophy of life. 😀

15. Three Well Beings - January 27, 2013

Great companion piece to Kate’s post! I can see the superiority and feel the disdain for anyone who questions him.

nrhatch - January 27, 2013

Tigger is an affable sort of cat . . . when so inclined. 😉

16. kateshrewsday - January 27, 2013

So true, Nancy 😀 They keep us on our toes, don’t they? Thank you for the link!

nrhatch - January 27, 2013

They do . . . while adding delight to life! Hope your migraine departs in short order.

17. ericjbaker - January 28, 2013

Is this from Rufus, the 13th apostle?*

*Chris Rock reference

nrhatch - January 28, 2013

Yes . . . from the gospels of Rufus. :mrgreen:

18. dearrosie - January 28, 2013

oh what a fun story Nancy.
You cat’s beautiful. How did you get him to pose on a book like that?

nrhatch - January 28, 2013

Thanks, Rosie. Tigger is a handsome fellow; he loves to pose on top of things . . . the book I’m reading, the newspaper BFF is flipping through. the suitcase I’m trying to pack, etc. The real trick is getting “it” out from under him without getting scratched. 😉

19. The nominees are: drum roll please… « theseeker - February 17, 2013

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nrhatch - February 17, 2013

Here’s to light, love, and laughter. Shine on!

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