Why God Created Cats and Dogs:
“Lord,” said Adam one day. “You used to always walk with me in the garden. Now I hardly see you anymore. I’m lonely and it’s hard to remember just how much you love me.”
God said, “No problem! I’ll create a companion for you that will be a reflection of my love for you. This animal will accept you just as you are and will love you just as I do, regardless of how selfish or childish or unlovable you get.”
So God created a new animal to be a companion for Adam. And it was a good animal, and God was pleased. And the new animal was pleased to be with Adam and he wagged his tail profusely.
But Adam complained, “Lord, I already named all the animals and I can’t think of a name for this new one.”
God said, “No problem! I created this new animal to be a reflection of my love for you, so his name should also be a reflection of my own name. Call him DOG.”
And Dog loved Adam and the man was greatly comforted. God was pleased; and Dog was happy and wagged his tail a lot.
After a few days, Adam’s guardian angel came to God and said, “Lord, we gotta problem. Dog absolutely worships the man! Now Adam is so filled with pride that he struts around and preens like a peacock. Dog has indeed reminded Adam that he’s loved, but perhaps too much.”
Again, the Lord said, “No problem! I’ll create for Adam another companion who’ll see him as he really is, one that will remind him of his limitations.” And God created CAT.
But Cat would not obey Adam. And when Adam gazed into Cat’s eyes, he knew that he was definitely not the supreme being. Then Adam learned humility.
God was pleased. Dog was happy. But Cat didn’t give a hoot one way or another!
(Disclaimer: it’s just a joke, guys.)
“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.” (Samuel Butler)
“I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.” (Edgar Allan Poe)