bbq MaltaMy cat bb who passed away on the 12th March 2010.

bb was found as a stray at a barbeque when he was only a few weeks old, he was skinny, really sick looking and when taken to the vet they advised we put him down. Anyway, 5 years later he remained skinny but was a tough little cat, really loving, attentive, always hungry and loved to help out in the garden. Unfortunately he had leukemia and ended up having complications relating to this and passed away peacefully at home.

bb’s full name was actually bbq, after where we found him, and we always said that when he got older we would call him bb’q’.

Cat Heaven by Cynthia Rylant
The way to Cat Heaven is a field of sweet grass, where crickets and butterflies play. A cat may be late getting to Heaven…there is so much fun on the way!

But an angel will wait at the yellow front door, and wait till a kitty comes home. And when she arrives, he’ll give her a kiss and some milk in a bowl of her own.

There are trees in Cat Heaven, trees made just for cats, trees growing so green and so high. But, no one gets stuck in a tree anymore–if a kitty wants down, she will fly!

And, oh all the toys, kitty toys everywhere, thousands and thousands go by. There are buttons and baubles and small catnip leaves all afloat in the sky.

There are angels, of course, with soft angel laps, where kitties can purr loud and strong. The angels will rub kitties’ noses and ears, and sing them a Cat Heaven song.

And when cats are hungry, there is God’s kitchen counter–all covered with white kitty dishes, full of tuna and salmon and mounds of sardines and wonderful little pink fishes.

The cats in Cat Heaven are so loved and spoiled, God lets them all lie on his bed…He walks in his garden with his wonderful Book and a kitty asleep on his head.

Then when a cat needs to, she may simply ponder and watch the blue world deep and wide….she will watch the old house where she once lived and wandered, and the people who loved her inside.

All cats love Heaven, they know the way there, they know where the angel cats fly. They will turn past the stars and the moon and the sun… curl up with God in the sky.