By Ruth (aka Kattaddorra)
My small effort at a few lines of poetry:
Whether or not we believe in Heaven,
We can dream of how it will be,
So I’d like you all to come and take
This flight of fantasy with me
To a place where everyone is happy and healthy, where there are no selfish or cruel people and where no person or animal is abused or starving.
Let us dream of being once again with the human family we loved, who have gone before us and that all our much loved pets we have shared our lives with will be there too.
There will be no fighting between species, cats and dogs will get along, as will cats and birds and mice. In the words of the Bible ‘the lion will lie with the lamb’.
For my own personal flight of fantasy this is my idea of the Heaven I have actually dreamed about in vivid colours. Our late mother Ethel Rose welcomed me to ‘Rose Cottage’ where the sun was shining and birds were singing. Butterflies landed on the roses which grew all over and around her home. She was no longer disabled and ill and weary, she was in Paradise surrounded by the creatures she loved – cats large and small.
I know that if there is a Heaven of our own choosing, this is where she will be. She will not only have around her the cats she loved and cared for on this earth, she will also have the cats Babz and I have had and lost in our lives since she died, she will know and love them too now.
I like to imagine she also has in her care all the cats who were unwanted in their lives here, the strays, the homeless, the abused and the ferals who no one ever loved. Also the cats who have no one waiting there for them, our dear late mother will be looking after those cats too, until their own human caretakers join them.
I wanted to stay there and see inside Rose Cottage but our mother told me to come back to my life here, it isn’t time, Babz and I still have things to do on this earth before we can join her.
I’m not sure if I believe in this beautiful place, did I really catch a glimpse of how it is when we leave this life, or did my dream and my imagination conjure up the whole scenario?