A Sign From G-d
Our Rabbi had a kitten that climbed up a tree in his backyard and then was
afraid to come down. The rabbi pleaded, got warm milk, etc., but the kitty
wouldn't come down.
He decided that if he tied a rope to his car and drove away so that the tree
bent down, he could then reach the kitten. He did all this, kept getting out
to check, then figured if he went just a little bit farther, the tree would
be bend sufficiently to reach the kitten.
But as he did so, the rope broke. Of course, the tree went Boing! and the
kitten sailed through the air out of sight.
The rabbi felt very sad. He walked all over the neighborhood, asking everyone
if they'd seen a little kitten. "No," was the answer.. So he prayed, "G-d, 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 he met a temple member. In
her cart, he was amazed to see cat food, knowing she hated cats.
He asked her, "Why are you buying cat food when you hate cats?"
She replied, "You won't believe this," and told him how her little girl had
been begging her for a cat, but she kept refusing. Then a few days before,
the girl had begged again, and she finally told her, "Well, if G-d gives you
a cat, I'll let you keep it."
"You can guess the rest," she told the rabbi, "I watched my little girl go
out in the yard, look up to the heavens above, and ask G-d for a cat. And
really, you won't believe this, but I saw it with my own eyes. A cat suddenly
came flying out of the blue sky, with its paws spread out, and landed in
front of her!"