Lend Me A Kitten
I will lend to you
for a while a kitten, God said.
For you to love while she lives,
and mourn when she is dead
Maybe for twelve or fourteen years,
or maybe two or three.
But will you, till I call her back,
take care of her for me?
She'll bring her charme to gladden you
and should her stay be brief,
you'll always have her memories
as solace for your grief.
I cannot promise she will stay,since
all from earth return, but there are
lessons taught below this kitten is to
I've looked the whole
in search of teachers true,
and from all the folks on earth
I have chosen you
Now will you give her all your love,
not think the labor vain?
Nor hate me when I come to take
my kitten home again?
And my heart replied,
"My Lord, that will be done."
For all the joys this kitten brings,
the risk of grief I'll run.
We'll shelter her with tenderness,
we'll love her while we may,
and for the happiness we've known,
forever grateful stay.
But should you call her back
much sooner than we planned,
we'll brave the bitter grief that comes,
and try to understand.
If by our love we've managed
your wishes to achieve,
in memory of her sweet love,
please help us
while we grieve
When our cherished kitten departs
this world of stress and strife,
please send yet another needing soul
to love for all her life
so God has lent me (for a while):
AngelFire's HappyEnd of Canaletto's
- geboren/born: 14.06.1998 gest. 19.05.2005
Vater/Sire:Jellybaby Red and Hot v. Roggenberg (red classic tabby/weiß)
of Forestsprite (black mackerel tabby)
bluetorbieclassic/white - geboren/born: 19.05.2005 gest. 01.05.2006
CH Morningsun TeddyBlue of Canalettos (blue)
Mutter/Dam: AngelFire's HappyEnd
of Canalettos (blackmackereltorbie/white)
- bluetabbyblotched/white - geboren 16.10.2009 - gest. 18.02.2011
CH Dotcom Lance of Canaletto's(bluetabbyblotched/white)
Mutter/Dam: Gr.Int.Ch/IP Canaletto's RoanokeBlueBelle (bluetorbieclassic)
bluesilvertortiemackerel/white - geboren 28.05.2007 - gest. 03.06.2011
Sire/Vater: Euro Ch.(FIFe)/ CH (CFA) Canaletto's YankeeDoodleDandy DVM (blacksilverclassictabby/white)
Dam/Mutter: CH (FIFe) Witchwood Batida of Canaletto's (redsilvermackereltabby/white)
CH (TICA) / CH (FIFe) Dotcom SpitfirePilot of Canalettos
blacktabbyblotched/white - geboren/born: 05.05.2006 gest. 12.08.2008
CH Lacocoon HeyJude (blacktabbyblotched/white)
Mutter/Dam: Dotcom Mignonette (blacktabbyblotched)
standing in also for
Canaletto's Lord Arthur,
and all the kittens who didn't manage to live more than a barely begun life