So let me get this straight:
You took my cat away from my before I started college.
Now the beginning of my winter quarter, You want to take
The one who's been with me
Longer than I've been without her
Who was my best friend four years before
I got my first one.
She was the one who put up with me
Dragging her to 4-H
Year after year
Though it must have bored her to tears.
The one who ran around
The horse, every day?
You want to take her?
She'll be no use to You.
She only listens to my voice;
What's she going to do up there with You?
Run all day in beautiful meadows studded with wild flowers?
Chase the other horses and sheep up there?
Collapse in a ball in Your lap?
Will You feed her treats all the time?
She really likes cheese.
And homemade mackerel-flavored bars, too.
Will You make sure to pet her lots?
And tell her that you love her?
And feed her lots of yummy food?
So that she can get up and play around?
Will You throw the ball for her
As long as she wants?
Until she can barely stand
And lays in a panting heap?
I don't want you to take her, God.
I'd prefer it if You didn't.
But if You are, there's no way I can stop You.
Just make her go without any pain.
Please make her go in lots of warmth and love.
And if I start to cry, please tell her
That it wasn't her fault.
That Mommy was crying because
She was happy
That she'll be in a better place
And that I'll miss her so much.
Please tell her that I'm crying
For me, because I'm so selfish.
I'd rather have her here with me
Instead of in paradise with You.
So please make her last until this weekend
That way I can see her
And hold her
And tell her that everything's going to be
And one last thing, before You go,
Can she still visit me sometimes?
I'd really, really like it.
And I know she'll like it too.
And for Your sake, please help me learn to live without her in my life.