Friday, November 09, 2007

Fred the Cat talks about Heaven

Looks to me like some people spend all their life figuring out how they can go to heaven when they die. They try to do all the right things, talk to the right people and follow what they believe to be the right rules.

I don’t even know what or where heaven is located. Some say it’s up in the sky. I guess it’s higher than the space shuttle travels or we would spotted it by now. I hear it’s a place where everything is peaceful and perfect. I don’t even know if they allow pets there.

Here’s a feline point of view and probably Pop’s point of view too. Instead of spending one’s entire life planning on going to an unknown place when one dies, why not spend one’s life enjoying what we do know and have? We have no proof of this “heaven” place but we sure as hell know what our earth is like. Why not spend our time enjoying nature and protecting our earth? That way, when you die, you leave something better for those who come along after you.

If there is a heaven and if you do go there after you die, then hell, that’s just an extra bonus.

As a cat, I’m not betting on anything after death, I’m just going to enjoy the hell out of my life. All I need is a full tummy, some Cosmic Catnip, a cozy place to snooze and humans who love the hell out of me. Ahh, that’s living! That’s my kind of heaven and it’s on earth, right here, right now.

Have a great weekend and make someone smile if you can.

Fred the Cat (the cat who loves you guys)


Blogger enigma4ever said...

ahhh Fred, you are a heavenly creature....go nudge the POP for the extra nip that you so deserve...( I think you have 8 more lives anyways..right? hmmm that is what Xena and Harry our cats say...)

November 09, 2007 2:29 AM  
Blogger Distributorcap said...

fred is smarter than any human around, especially any human in the US govt.

and besides being cute and smart -- he is a hottie for all the Fredricka the cats

Fred for President!

November 09, 2007 3:55 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

Very good thoughts Fred and very wise. If more of us humans spent more time focusing on the now and making it better we would have no need to worry about tomorrow it will be now soon enough.

November 09, 2007 4:01 AM  
Blogger Blueberry said...

I think we've got to make our Heaven right here. And if there IS a Heaven and they don't allow cats, I'm not goin'.

(not goin' there in any case)

November 09, 2007 4:52 AM  
Blogger Dr. Know said...

The eschatologists are going to do us all in, Fred.
Me? I'd settle for a shack in the woods, a decent, honest woman, and true justice in this world. Damned the next one, if such a thing exists.

November 09, 2007 5:33 AM  
Blogger niCk (Mem Beth) said...

I'm with you Fred. The promise of Heaven is not something that controls my life, it is a fantasy for the weak minded.

Knowing the this life will end some day, is comforting for me, and lets me enjoy life now.

After all, my motto is: Life, This is all there is, start living.

November 09, 2007 5:54 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...

you are a wise cat fred!

November 09, 2007 6:28 AM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

fred, i figure if i can finish this human run being a fraction of the man my dogs think that i am, i will not be afraid to face anyone's god.

cats will be in heaven because it would be impossible to keep them out.

November 09, 2007 6:35 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Rudy! thinks Fred should be waterboarded. The rest of us will follow his wise words.

November 09, 2007 7:11 AM  
Blogger Jazz said...

Dear Fred,

I have a friend who says, the only life you have after death in in how you're remembered. As long as you're remembered you stay alive. Hell is when you're remembered for your nastiness. I like her take on it.

As for you, can I rub your belly for a while? Looking at you there, I'm missing having cats today.

November 09, 2007 7:16 AM  
Blogger dguzman said...

How did you get so wise, Fred?

If Heaven's so great, why do you have to die to get there? I say enjoy the heaven we have all around us, and fight any hell that tries to push its way in.

Hope you find a nice sunny spot to nap in this weekend.

November 09, 2007 7:18 AM  
Blogger pogo2 said...

Fred, you're a wise furball. And what the hell kind of neighborhood is heaven in anyway that it needs gates?

November 09, 2007 7:26 AM  
Anonymous scott said...

Yet again I defer to the poet, Wallace Stevens:
"The honey of heaven may or may not come/ But that of earth both comes and goes at once."

November 09, 2007 7:29 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

Wonderful contemplative thinking there, Fred. I don't believe in heaven or hell, just the here and now. Taking care of the earth sounds like the most heavenly thing we can do. Have a great weekend, Fred.

November 09, 2007 7:34 AM  
Blogger Mary Ellen said...

I think the possibility of a cat getting to heaven is much greater than any of us humans....except for the humans who treat cats like royalty, there's a special place in heaven for them, from what I hear. ;-)

November 09, 2007 9:01 AM  
Blogger Forty Paws said...

Once again Fred, we luf your wise statements. We agree that we all need to be protecting our earth in the here and now for it is our most assured future. And if there is an afterlife, all creatures great and small will be welcome there.

Luf, Us

November 09, 2007 12:41 PM  
Anonymous pekka said...

Fred old boy, you nailed it again!

Can you believe it, when I was very young, I thought that with time and knowledge this dependency on mystical and religious forces would lessen but exactly the opposite seems to have happened? With the rise in fanatical religious beliefs, our world has become more like that feared hell these people are so afraid of. In our ego-centric minds, we can't accept being just Mammals among the many others and thus demand that our carcasses will rise to some permanent, safe place where only a few, our like minded fellow believers, are allowed to enter.

If you, Fred, shake your gorgeous, furry head in a disbelief and let out one of those cat laughs of yours, I don't blame you.

November 09, 2007 2:41 PM  
Blogger an average patriot said...

It is really quite simple only the little human mind complicates it like everything else. It is too long too get into here and it is nothing like believers or non believers think. Suffice it to say, your attitude works!

November 09, 2007 3:17 PM  
Blogger Comandante Agí said...


Or to quote Henry Miller:

"My eye, but I've been all over that ground—year and years ago. I've lived out my melancholy youth. I don't give fuck any more what's behind me, or what's ahead of me. I'm healthy. Incurably healthy. No sorrows, no regrets. No past, no future. The present is enough for me. Day by day. Today! Le bel aujourd'hui."

November 10, 2007 8:08 AM  
Blogger Josie said...

I wish I believed in a Heaven, but unfortunately, I don't. I think we created the concept of Heaven because the human ego cannot tolerate the thought of oblivion. As Shakespeare said, "We are such stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep."

I think we have to make the best of what we have here.

November 10, 2007 2:47 PM  
Blogger oldwhitelady said...

Dear Fred the Cat, you are absolutely gorgeous! You are very intelligent, as well. I totally agree with you. Have fun, be careful not to harm others, and just enjoy life, in general! I thought about telling you a joke, but I can't tell it in cat language, and it doesn't make sense unless it is in cat language. My cats told it to me. You've probably already heard it, anyway. It had to do with 2 birds and a mouse walking into a cat kennel.

November 11, 2007 9:27 AM  
Blogger A Army Of (Cl)One said...

I have discovered it is easy to get into heaven. All you have to do is die.

Have you ever been to a funeral service where the priest /minister /shaman said the person was great, but to bad they are going to hell?

I haven't. Doesn't matter what a creep the person was, the only people who say they are not going "someplace better" are those who didn't like them and aren’t at the funeral.

At least that what I have observed in my short time here.

November 11, 2007 2:32 PM  
Blogger sumo said... said a yawnful!

November 11, 2007 5:43 PM  
Blogger Lizzy said...

I hope you had an awesome weekend, Fred!

November 11, 2007 9:05 PM  
Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

Heaven is in her eyes.

November 12, 2007 12:50 AM  
Blogger MichaelBains said...

Most people keep themselves out of Heaven.

Well, ourselves...

Thanks for the reminder, Fred.

November 13, 2007 3:08 AM  
Blogger TomCat said...

Fred, perhaps we have an unfiar advantage. We get nine lives to enjoy. They only get one.

November 13, 2007 1:20 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

Fred, I live in Heaven at Snave's house. I think Heaven is what me make it, and it is a constant state of being. I think "hell" is the same thing, that you can make your life either a heaven or hell depending on how you look at it. I have made Snave's house MINE, and I have him and the Snavette wrapped around my little do-claws (sp?). It truly must be heaven, I'm so happy!


Baby Zeekie

P.S. When I grow up, I hope I look as handsome as you!

November 15, 2007 9:58 AM  

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