In the beginning, God
Heaven and the Earth. On the fifth day he created the cat but, unlike
today, the cat was without fur.
was fine for awhile; it was cool in the summer and easy to keep
clean. Plus there were no problem with hair balls.
a while, other animals with fur started to tease this hairless
creature. They would sing, "Ha, ha, the hairless cat, the hairless cat
is ugly and fat!"
how beautiful the other animals are with their colorful coats of
fur," thought the hairless cat.
soon the cat forgot the taunts and was proud again, for it was
in its own way.
winter came and it got cold. The cat tried to keep warm; he curled
up under bushes and with other animals, but was not as warm as his
the cat tried to find warm places to stay, he was never able to
get comfortable and was always getting bumps and scratches.
cold night as the cat was curled up under a bush and staring at the
sky, a rabbit came by.
are you so sad, cat?" asked the bunny.
have no fur and I am ugly and cold." replied the cat.
rabbit cuddled next to the cat and whispered to him in his ears,
"If you wish on a shooting star, and believe, your wish can come true."
about that time a star glimmered across the sky and the cat knew
what to do. The cat closed his eyes tightly and said, "I wish, I wish I
had fur and also all other cats of the world had beautiful coats of fur
like other animals."
cat opened his eyes just in time to see the star vanish behind the
few seconds later the moon began to glow as brightly as the sun and
cats all over the world came out of hiding to see the bright light. As
the light faded, fur began to grow on the cat. Within minutes the
cat and all other cats had beautiful coats of fur. Some long, some
short, and of different colors. From then on, the cat was not teased or
cold. And the fur also protected the cat from injuries.
is why cats have fur.