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FROM THE MAIL:

No Dogs in Heaven
An old man and his dog were walking down a hot, dusty road lined with a
beautiful white fence on both sides. As they walked along, the old man and
his dog became very thirsty and tired.

Soon, they came to a gate in the fence where, on the other side, they saw a
nice grassy, wooded area surrounding a cool clear pool of fresh water. "Just
where a thirsty 'huntin' dog and a man would like to rest!" thought the old
man. But there was a sign over the gate that read "No Dogs" so they walked
on.

Further on, they came upon a man in flowing white robes standing just inside
a strong iron gate across a path that led to a beautiful, sunny meadow with
a cool clear stream running through it.

"'Scuse me Sir," said the old man, "My dog and I have been on this road all
day. Mind if we come in and sit in the shade for awhile?" "Of course!" The
man said. "Come on in and rest. You look thirsty and tired." The old man
said, "We sure are!" and started through the gate with his dog.

The gatekeeper stopped him. "Sorry, you can come in but your dog can't come
with you. "You see, this is Heaven, and dogs aren't allowed here. He has to
stay out here on the road." "What kind of Heaven won't allow dogs?" said the
old man. "Well, if he can't come in, then I'll stay out here on the road
with him. He's been my faithful companion all his life and I won't desert
him now."

"Suit yourself," said the gatekeeper, "but I have to warn you, the Devil's
on this road and he'll try to sweet talk you into his place. He'll promise
you anything, but dogs can't go there either. If you won't leave that dog on
the road, you'll spend all Eternity on the road with him. Better if you stay
here."

"Well, I'm stayin' with my dog," replied the man and he and the dog walked
on. Gradually, the fence became more and more faded and rundown until they
finally reached a spot where the boards fell away completely leaving a gap.
Another man dressed in old, ragged clothes sat just inside the broken fence
under a shady tree.

"'Scuse me Sir," said the old man, "My dog and I have been on this road all
day. Mind if we come in and sit in the shade for awhile?" "Of course!" The
man said. "Come on in and rest. There's some cold water here under the tree.
Make yourself comfortable."

The old man paused, "but what about my dog? Can he can come in, too? The man
up the road said dogs weren't allowed here, and they had to stay on the
road." The other man answered, "Well, you look pretty tired and thirsty.
Would you come in here and rest if you had to leave that dog?"

"No sir!" the old man replied, "A glass of cold water and some shade would
be mighty fine right about now but I won't come in if my buddy here can't
come too. I didn't go to Heaven because my dog couldn't come with me, so I
sure as how ain't about to go to Hell without him neither."

The man smiled and said, "Welcome to Heaven, and bring your dog!" The old
man exclaimed, "You mean this is Heaven? And my dog can come with me? Then
why did that fellow down the road say they weren't allowed in Heaven?" The
man replied, "That was the Devil and he gets all the souls who are willing
to give up a life-long companion for small comfort because they think it
will make their lives a little easier."

The man continued, "They soon find out their mistake, but, then it's too
late. The dogs come here, the fickle people stay there. God wouldn't allow
dogs to be banned from Heaven. After all, He created them to be man's
companions in life, why would he separate them in death?"

 

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