Below is a story that I am sharing with you. I did not write it. I received from a good friend in an email. I just have to share it because it is so beautiful.
Adam said, "Lord, when I was in the garden, you walked with me everyday. I do not see you anymore and I am lonely. It is difficult for me to remember how much you love me."
God said, "I shall create a companion for you who will always be with you and shall reflect My love for you. His love shall be unconditional; regardless of how selfish, childish, or unlovable you may be, he will accept and love you."
God created an animal for Adam, and it was good. And God said, "Because I have created this animal to be a reflection of My love for you, his name shall be a reflection of My name, and you will call him dog."
The dog lived with Adam. Adam was comforted. The dog was content and wagged his tail.
Then it came to pass that Adam's guardian angel came to the Lord and said, "Lord, Adam has become filled with pride; he struts and preens and has come to believe that he is worthy of adoration. He has learned from the dog's devotion that he is loved, but he has no humility."
And the Lord said, "I shall create another companion for him who will see him as he is and remind him of his limitations, so that he knows he is not worthy of adoration and will become humble."
So God created the cat. The cat did not obey Adam, and when he gazed into the cat's eyes, Adam was reminded that he was not the supreme being. He learned humility.
Adam was greatly improved.
God was pleased.
So was the dog.
The cat did not care one way or the other.
~ Author Unknown
The above photo came with my email...more later...