“A devotional book about cats? You wrote cat devotionals?”
Yes, and I had as much fun doing it as a kitten in a basket of yarn.
Barbour Publishing asked me to submit two humorous stories about cats and draw a spiritual lesson from them. Okay. Back in 1970-something our cat named Moondust did a funny thing, so I wrote about that. Then I had no more funny cat stories. So I wrote about my friend Kim’s cat who is so obese that when he lays on his side he looks like bagpipes.
Barbour bought the stories and requested eight more. I started asking friends, “What’s the funniest thing your cat has done?” I learned that people enjoy telling stories about their cats and that cats often make us laugh.
Nick’s cat was the best dog he ever had. In Hawaii, Cindy’s cat liked to bite the tails off geckos. Every gecko on the wall in their house was tailless! And Steve had to get married with his hand and wrist completely bandaged because his cat freaked out that morning.
So how do funny cat stories deepen one’s relationship with God? You’ll have to read Heavenly Humor for the Cat Lover’s Soul-75 Fur-Filled Inspirational Readings to find out.