[Felvtalk] Lend Me A Kitten

Sandy swacht1946 at comcast.net
Thu Apr 13 10:47:14 CDT 2017

Thank you - and with kitten season in full bloom there will certainly be more to "rescue". 
Sandy W 

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From: "Ardy Robertson" <ardyr at centurytel.net> 
To: felvtalk at felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2017 2:31:29 AM 
Subject: [Felvtalk] Lend Me A Kitten 

Due to what our group is going through right now with some of our ailing furbabies, it seems appropriate for this poem that helped me so much when we reached the end with our precious Tigger… the author is unknown. 


I will lend you a kitten for awhile, God said. 
For you to love while he lives, and mourn when he's dead. 
Maybe for twelve or fourteen years, or maybe two or three. 
But will you, 'till I call him back, take care of him for me? 

He'll bring his charms to gladden you, and should his stay be brief 
You'll always have his memories as solace for your grief. 
I cannot promise he will stay, since all from earth return. 
But there are lessons taught below I want this kitten to learn. 

I've looked the whole world over, in search of teachers true. 
And from the folks that crowd life's land, I have chosen you. 
Now will you give him all your love, not think the labor vain? 
Nor hate me when I come to take my kitten home again? 

I fancied that I heard them say 'Dear Lord Thy Will Be Done'. 
For all the joys this kitten brings, the risk of grief we'll run. 
We'll shelter him with tenderness, we'll love him while we may. 
And for the happiness we've known, forever grateful stay. 

But should you call him 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, 
Then in memory of him whom we loved, please help us while we grieve. 
When our cherished kitten departs this world of strife, 
Please send yet another needing soul for us to love all his life. 

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