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I got this in an email, and it's fairly cute:

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 awhile, 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."

I have two puppy pics. I'll try to get more. I took probably a dozen or more, but these dogs do not take decent pictures. Will try again when Josh gets his butt out of bed and helps me with their posing. :P

All Six Puppies

The one on the left (looking scared of the flash) is Josh's favorite. His coloring reminds me of Summer-dog, Achaiah's mom (he also appears to understand the importance of the Puppy Pads). The black w/white & brown up front (flanked by the twins) is the scaredy-cat of the litter. The black one laying down in the back is usually always laying down, and the fluffy guy in the back is the biggest and so extremely fluffy that we wonder if the dad was a St. Bernard - although Achaiah's "Grandad" was up for question; it was either a local St. Bernard or an Albino Husky, but when Achaiah came out all white, we figured it was the husky. Could have been wrong.

The twins

Hopefully I'll have more individual pics soon.


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May. 3rd, 2006 04:05 pm (UTC)
Oh, how CUTE!

And I love the story. I believe it too! (Well, not literally, but yanno).
May. 3rd, 2006 04:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Me, too. I believe the essence of the story, that is. I don't actually believe in hell, so I wondered whether to post it, but pure cuteness won out.
May. 3rd, 2006 04:11 pm (UTC)
Awww, what a beautiful story and beautiful puppies. :) They must be so much fun to have! (and a lot of work, too, but I bet it's worth it! :)
May. 3rd, 2006 04:15 pm (UTC)
They must be so much fun to have! (and a lot of work, too, but I bet it's worth it! :)

Hmm...honestly, not really. *LOL* I mean, I think it's great that I got to doula my dog and that Eden is learning about animals and puppies, but...we have an extremely small house, and seven dogs just make way too much of a stink - even when I mop their area every day! I am sooooooo ready to find homes for these pups.
May. 3rd, 2006 04:13 pm (UTC)
Its true true true. I would rather wander for eternity because its not heaven w/out the ones we love!
May. 3rd, 2006 04:23 pm (UTC)
Hi, pepperchat! Thanks for dropping by my journal. I totally agree with you, too. I had someone try to tell me that animals don't go to heaven because they don't have souls. BAH! God loves all His/Her/Its creatures.
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May. 3rd, 2006 04:26 pm (UTC)
Oh, that is so sweet. What a great idea! I'll have to look up the Rainbow Bridge essay, though; I'm not familiar with it.
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May. 3rd, 2006 05:12 pm (UTC)
Wonderful story my dear. Pictures didnt open for me but that could just be the firewall here at work.. grrr.. bad bad administrators!... but the story is marvelous. I can't imagine crossing over and not finding my "babies" over there.. :o)... (assuming they go first that is..LOL)
May. 3rd, 2006 05:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I bet it is your work - I haven't had any other trouble with them so far. Lame - there's only two pics. :P
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May. 3rd, 2006 06:26 pm (UTC)
ohhh babies!!!! they still have their blue eyes!!!! awww!!!!! How is everything going with them btw?
May. 3rd, 2006 06:37 pm (UTC)

But they're beginning to eat dog food, which is a great sign.
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May. 3rd, 2006 10:05 pm (UTC)
*tears of joy*

the story, the pics....it all went right to my heart :) Thanks.

We just raised a litter of kittens, from a stray we took in. For a long time we just thought she was famished from being homeless...then her belly started 'moving' :p So I can empathise with the stink factor....

*hugs* for you and the puppies
May. 3rd, 2006 10:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you! How sweet - You took me in when I was homeless - Yes, God loves all creatures.

I wish we could have a cat. Eden loves them, but I'm allergic.
May. 5th, 2006 12:45 am (UTC)
so, so adorable! i have heard that little story before, and i've loved it each time! thank you for sharing! :3
May. 5th, 2006 04:10 am (UTC)
Thanks. :) I've been wanting to ask you, is that you in your icon?
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May. 5th, 2006 02:49 pm (UTC)
OOooh sweet puppies.....
May. 5th, 2006 03:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks! If you were any closer, I'd give you one -- or three!
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