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Toonces
October 21st, 2005, 02:17 PM
A man and his dog were walking along a road. The man was enjoying the

scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead.



He remembered dying, and that the dog walking beside him had been dead for

years. He wondered where the road was leading them.



After a while, they came to a high, white stone wall along one side of the
road. It looked like fine marble. At the top of a long hill, it was broken
by a tall arch that glowed in the sunlight.


When he was standing before it he saw a magnificent gate in the arch that
looked like mother-of-pearl, and the street that led to the gate looked
like pure gold. He and the dog walked toward the gate, and as he got
closer, he saw a man at a desk to one side.


When he was close enough, he called out, "Excuse me, where are we?"

"This is Heaven, sir," the man answered.
"Wow! Would you happen to have some water?" the man asked.
"Of course, sir. Come right in, and I'll have some ice water brought right
up."

The man gestured, and the gate began to open.

"Can my friend," gesturing toward his dog, "come in, too?" the traveler
asked.

"I'm sorry, sir, but we don't accept pets."


The man thought a moment and then turned back toward the road and
continued the way he had been going with his dog.


After another long walk, and at the top of another long hill, he came to a
dirt road leading through a farm gate that looked as if it had never been
closed. There was no fence.

As he approached the gate, he saw a man inside, leaning against a tree and
reading a book.

"Excuse me!" he called to the man. "Do you have any water?"

"Yeah, sure, there's a pump over there, come on in."
"How about my friend here?" the traveler gestured to the dog.
"There should be a bowl by the pump."


They went through the gate, and sure enough, there was an old-fashioned
hand pump with a bowl beside it.


The traveler filled the water bowl and took a long drink himself, then he
gave some to the dog.


When they were full, he and the dog walked back toward the man who was
standing by the tree.

"What do you call this place?" the traveler asked.
"This is Heaven," he answered.

"Well, that's confusing," the traveler said. "The man down the road said
that was Heaven, too."

"Oh, you mean the place with the gold street and pearly gates? Nope.
That's hell."

"Doesn't it make you mad for them to use your name like that?"


"No, we're just happy that they screen out the folks who would leave their
best friends behind."

Prin
October 21st, 2005, 04:34 PM
Yey. :) I don't know if that story would be controversial because of religious beliefs and pets... But I love it. :)

Toonces
October 21st, 2005, 05:25 PM
I like it too Prin but I really hope no one is offended

Dogastrophe
October 22nd, 2005, 11:01 AM
Great story. I loved it. :pawprint:

doggy lover
October 22nd, 2005, 07:00 PM
I don't think any one here would be offended, because we would all the there with our pets. Great story. :angel:

melanie
October 23rd, 2005, 04:43 PM
great story, very funny. and hey no one will get offended, its just a story after all... but a very sweet one thanks for sharing. :D