A Cat's Prayer

I hope I'm not asking too much, Lord
All I want is a home of my own
And to know when my next meal is coming
Instead of the scraps I get thrown

I've been out in the cold far so long now
Coping as best as I can
But it's not so long I've forgotten
The touch of a soft caring hand

I look in house windows at Christmas
As cats doze by the fire, quite replete
How I'd welcome a box in the kitchen
And tasty food for me to eat

For me there was tinsel and gift wrap
But the fun didn't last very long
They put me out with the rubbish
I don't know what I did wrong

I really don't want to be greedy
At the moment I'm all skin and bones
So would it be too much to hope for
That someone will give me a home?

— Author unknown