Many, many years ago, there were hundreds of cats in ancient Egypt. None of them had good, forever homes. They wandered the land searching for food and water wherever they could find it. Many were sick and died. Those who did live to be old cats wondered if life would ever change. Would they have to wander in the wilderness forever? Would they find someone to love and care for them? Would they find a place to be safe from the other animals that hunted them?
Nothing changed for thousands of years. But, one day, a kitten was born by the name of Meowses. His mother knew that he was different from any other kitten she had ever seen. He didn’t LOOK different, but she knew that he was. She took excellent care of him to make sure he stayed healthy and learned all the ways of being a cat. He did these things very quickly.
She noticed that he got along very well with the humans that shared their world. They would pet him, feed him, and protect him. This gave her an idea. What if the humans would grow to worship him? How awesome would that be? If they would worship him, maybe they would begin to worship the other cats. This could be the cats’ way out of the misery they had suffered for so many years. So she encouraged him to continue to please the humans. It worked. The people of ancient Egypt began to treat cats as gods. That’s when the #1 cat called Meowses to the Mount of Catnip to receive the Ten Commandments that humans should follow when worshiping cats. They are as follows:
Follow these commandments and you will have a friend forever. This is the gospel according to Meowses.
Marion Lovato is the author of Sam, the Superkitty. Her book describes an ordinary cat changing into a superhero to protect his family from things that go bump in the night. Available on Amazon as a paperback or Kindle edition. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1604588667