One day, Cyril the cat dies of natural causes and goes to heaven, where he meets the Lord Himself.
The Lord says to Cyril, “You lived a good life, and if there is any way I can make your stay in heaven more comfortable, please let me know.”
Cyril thinks for a moment and says, “Lord, all my life I have lived with a poor family and had to sleep on a hard concrete floor.”
The Lord stops the cat and says, “Say no more,” and a wonderful, fluffy pillow appears.
A few days later, six mice are killed in a tragic farming accident, and all of them go to heaven.
Again, the Lord is there to greet them with the same offer.
The mice answer, “All our lives we have been chased. We have had to run from cats, dogs, and even women with brooms. Running, running, running; we’re tired of running. Do you think we could have roller skates so that we don’t have to run anymore?”
The Lord says, “Say no more,” and fits each mouse with beautiful new roller skates.
A week later, the Lord stops by to see the cat and finds him snoozing on the pillow. He gently wakes the cat and asks him, “How are things since you got here?”
Cyril stretches and yawns, then replies, “It is wonderful here. Better than I could have ever expected. And those ‘Meals On Wheels’ you’ve been sending by are the best!”