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The Cat That Dropped
Out of Heaven-Unproven!
Summary of the eRumor A story of a pastor who,
in trying to rescue a kitten from a tree, ended up launching it into
the air and out of sight.
He later ran into one of his church members in the grocery store, a
woman who was known to hate cats but who had cat food in her
She explained that her daughter wanted a cat very badly so she told
her that if God gave her one, she would let her keep it.
The girl reportedly went out into the yard, got onto her knees,
prayed for a cat, and the kitten dropped out of the sky right in
front of her.
We've seen this one from time to time
and have never found any substantiation for it.
Last updated 2/7/05
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
THE PASTOR'S CAT
This particular story just made me laugh. Every time I think about it,
the vision of that poor cat just amuses me. Hope the story leaves a
bright spot in your day.
Whoever said the Creator doesn't have a sense of
Dwight Nelson recently told a true story about the pastor of his church.
He had a kitten that climbed up a tree in his backyard and then was
afraid to come down.
The pastor coaxed, offered warm milk, etc.
The kitty would not come down. The tree was not sturdy enough to climb,
so the pastor decided that if he tied a rope to his car and drove away
so that the tree bent down, he could then reach up and get the kitten.
That's what he did, all the while checking his progress in the car. He
then figured if he went just a little bit further, the tree would be
bent sufficiently for him to reach the kitten. But as he moved the car a
little further forward, the rope broke. The tree went "boing!"
and the kitten instantly sailed through the air---out of sight.
The pastor felt terrible. He walked all over the neighborhood asking
people if they'd seen a little kitten. No. Nobody had seen a stray
So he prayed, "Lord, I just commit this kitten to your
keeping," and went on about his business.
A few days later he was at the grocery store, and met one of his church
members. He happened to look into her shopping cart and was amazed to
see cat food.
This woman was a cat hater and everyone knew it, so he asked her,
"Why are you buying cat food when you hate cats so much?"
She replied, "You won't believe this," and then told him how
her little girl had been begging her for a cat, but she kept refusing.
Then a few days before, the child had begged again, so the Mom finally
told her little girl, "Well, if God gives you a cat, I'll let you
She told the pastor, "I watched my child go out in the yard, get on
her knees, and ask God for a cat. And really, Pastor, you won't believe
this, but I saw it with my own eyes. A kitten suddenly came flying out
of the blue sky, with its paws outspread, and landed right in front of
Never underestimate the Power of God and His unique sense of humor!
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