And God asked the feline spirit
“Are you ready to come home?”
“Oh, yes, quite so,” replied the precious soul.
“And as a cat, you know I am most able
To decide anything for myself.”
“Are you coming then?” asked God
“Soon,” replied the whiskered angel.
“But I must come slowly
My human friends are troubled
For You see, they need me, quite certainly.”
“But don’t they understand?” asked God,
“That you will never leave them?
That your souls are intertwined, for all eternity,
That nothing is created or destroyed,
It just is… forever and ever and ever?”
“Eventually they will understand,” replied the cat,
“For I will whisper in their hearts – that I am always with them
I just am… forever and ever and ever.”
by Patricia N. Olson
Carol Gurney, in her book, Seven Steps to Communicating with Animals, gives credit to Pamela N. Olsen for giving her this wonderful poem. I have seen “anonymous” on several sites and believe the author should be given full credit which I present here.
Carol Gurney further states: “This poem was written by Patricia N. Olson, DVM, PhD, Director of Training Operations at Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. I believe it eloquently communicates how animals view death. Let the word God in the poem refer to whatever your belief is in a higher being”