A Cat’s Prayer

Allegra cat napping sleeping sunshine

 Now I lay me down to sleep,
the king-size bed is soft and deep.
I sleep right in the center groove.
My human can hardly move!

I’ve trapped her legs, she’s tucked in tight,
and here is where I pass the night.
No one disturbs me or dares intrude
’til morning comes and “I want food!”

I sneak up slowly to begin
my nibbles on my human’s chin.
She wakes up quickly, I have sharp teeth
and my claws I will unsheath.

For the morning’s here and it’s time to play.
I always seem to get my way.
So thank you Lord for giving me
this human person that I see.

The one who hugs me and holds me tight
And sacrifices her bed at night.

~ Author Unknown ~

21 Comments on A Cat’s Prayer

  1. Mary Hjerleid
    September 1, 2011 at 8:27 am (8 years ago)

    I forgot to mention that I do pet sitting (dogs and cats) 5 to 10 miles from where I live. I am also a member of Pet Sitters International. I enjoy the magazine Pet Sitters World and the many articles.

  2. Mary Hjerleid
    September 1, 2011 at 7:56 am (8 years ago)

    Thanks for the cat’s prayer. I had never seen that one before. I have four cats of my own and a dog. In a previous business I found a dog’s prayer. My husband and I own a cat boarding facility on our property. He works a full time job away from home. Is it all right to put this poem on our website?

    • Ingrid
      September 1, 2011 at 9:09 am (8 years ago)

      Sure, feel free to repost. Even though I didn’t write the poem, I’d still appreciate a link back to my site if you post it.

  3. Jane
    July 10, 2011 at 10:26 am (8 years ago)

    What a great poem! I’ve already “nabbed” it and will send it out on my email blast to my clients. They will love it! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Tammy
    July 5, 2011 at 1:56 pm (8 years ago)

    I’m a little late to comment, but I really love this! Thanks for posting it – fits our kitties to a “T”. 🙂

    • Ingrid
      July 5, 2011 at 6:45 pm (8 years ago)

      I’m glad you like it, Tammy!

  5. Carol
    July 2, 2011 at 9:55 pm (8 years ago)

    A wonderful poem… Sharing it in Facebook!

  6. Anna
    July 1, 2011 at 5:37 pm (8 years ago)

    Hi again from Rhodes, Greece! It’s so heartwarming and refreshing to read your wonderful blog, Ingrid! I really love it here, it’s so beautiful, the islands of the Aegean are a paradise of beauty… but all the street cats living a life of hardships break my heart… I feel so helpless and I KNOW they ALL – EACH and every one of them – deserve a life full of love like our beloved kitties do.
    Right now Pippi, a sweet cat who looks a lot like Zoe (but smaller and with darker patches), is sleeping in the house… She comes every day, is very clean and healthy, and obviously neutered as she never has kittens. I’m so glad to know my boyfriend (who lives here) will take care of her after I leave! She is a lucky cat here… I think she must have another family too, because she sometimes disappears for a couple days and comes back well fed and clean… and a couple days ago, when I kissed her sweet little head, I think I could smell boiled meat (another kitchen? :)).

    • Ingrid
      July 1, 2011 at 7:01 pm (8 years ago)

      Anna, good to hear from you! Sounds like Pippi adopted you and your boyfriend. She gives “cheating” a whole new meaning!

  7. Judy
    July 1, 2011 at 8:56 am (8 years ago)

    Can you please e-mail this to me? I LOVE it!! and it’s every bit the truth!!! My cats take over my bed, and I let them!!!!!

    • Ingrid
      July 1, 2011 at 4:24 pm (8 years ago)

      Just e-mailed it to you, Judy.

  8. caren gittleman
    July 1, 2011 at 7:55 am (8 years ago)

    This was fantastic!!!

    I just solved a mystery!! I get your monthly newsletter but for some reason your blog posts are not coming to me and I am embarrassed to say I think they haven’t been coming for quite some time!

    I am re-signing up and I just added you DIRECTLY to my Blog Roll on my blog (that is shown on my blog page)….

    Hopefully this will rectify the problem!! I’m not “Live” on Facebook often like many so I don’t often see updates there!

    Have a wonderful holiday weekend!!!

    • Ingrid
      July 1, 2011 at 4:23 pm (8 years ago)

      Thanks for signing up again for e-mail updates and for adding me to your blogroll, Caren. You have a wonderful holiday weekend, too!

  9. Julie
    June 30, 2011 at 3:47 pm (8 years ago)

    ♥ this poem . .thanks for sharing!!

    • Ingrid
      June 30, 2011 at 5:00 pm (8 years ago)

      Glad you love the poem, Julie!

  10. Gail
    June 30, 2011 at 2:44 pm (8 years ago)

    How true is this – this is my Thai everynight bless her –

    • Ingrid
      June 30, 2011 at 5:00 pm (8 years ago)

      And we wouldn’t want it any other way, right, Gail?

  11. Sharon
    June 30, 2011 at 6:56 am (8 years ago)

    This is so so true

    • Ingrid
      June 30, 2011 at 4:59 pm (8 years ago)

      Isn’t it, though, Sharon?

  12. Max the Quilt Cat
    June 30, 2011 at 6:09 am (8 years ago)

    Thanks for sharing that wonderful prayer….. purrfect.

    pawhugs, Max

    • Ingrid
      June 30, 2011 at 4:59 pm (8 years ago)

      Glad you enjoyed it, Max!


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