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02-18-2001, 08:54 AM
This is a great poem I got from petwarmers. So what do u guys think?? http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif


"Will there be dogs in heaven?"
I heard my children ask.
Their pup was struck by an auto
And they watched him breathe his last.

Will there be dogs in heaven?
Just ask old Saint Bernard.
Without his friend in that mountain pass
The going would be hard.

Will there be dogs in heaven?
Saint Francis thought there should.
That wolf he fed at Gubbio
Was just misunderstood.

Will there be dogs in heaven?
Just ask that thin blue line.
They won't go into danger
Without their partners from K-9.

Will there be dogs in heaven?
How many gave their all
Trying to save their masters' lives
And answered duty's call.

Your pup will run out to greet you
When you're at the Pearly Gates.
So make sure you get to heaven
For it's there your doggie waits.

02-18-2001, 10:51 AM
Will there be dogs in heaven?

The answer is simply this...It wouldn't
BE heaven if there weren't.

02-18-2001, 11:10 AM
Yes, of course, I have read something like, " All the dogs you have ever had or known, will be at the Pearly Gates and only they will decide if you get into Heaven"
That's a wonderful poem!

02-18-2001, 07:01 PM
I just loved the poem, Ellensy. I'm a firm believer that all of our loved ones who pre-decease us will be waiting for us in Heaven. Including the animals! Rachel's right, how could it be heaven without them?
I'm counting on seeing Shrimp Boat, Rusty and Kaycee, along with countless others when I get there. Isn't it nice to know someone's waiting for you there??

02-18-2001, 10:24 PM
That's a lovely poem. Thank you for posting it.
I saw a signature below somebody's post on another dog-lovers' site which said:

'If there are no dogs in heaven, I want to go where they went.' http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/smile.gif

02-27-2001, 01:15 PM
James Thurber wrote: "If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons."
There is an American Indian legend that tells the story of creation: God created all animals but the DOG was already walking by his side while he went about creating the other creatures. http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/wink.gif

03-06-2001, 01:19 PM
I just love stuff like this. Here is a little story that follows along the same line...Enjoy! http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/smile.gif

An old man and his dog were walking along a country road, enjoying the scenery,
when it suddenly occurred to the man that he was actually dead.
He remembered dying, and that his dog too had been dead for many years.
He wondered where the road would lead them, and continued onward.
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 a tall white arch that gleamed in the sunlight broke it. 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 was pleased that he had finally arrived at heaven, and the man and his dog
walked toward the gate. As he got closer, he saw someone sitting at a beautifully carved desk off to one side.
When he was close enough, he called out, "Excuse me, but is this heaven?"
"Yes, it is, 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
The gatekeeper gestured to his rear, and the huge gate began to open.
"I assume my friend can come in?" the man asked, gesturing toward his dog.
But the reply was "I'm sorry, sir, but we don't accept pets."
The man thought about it then thanked the gatekeeper, turned back toward the
road, and continued in the direction he had been going.
After another long walk, he reached the top of another long hill, and he came to
a dirt road that led through a farm gate.
There was no fence, and it looked as if the gate had never been closed, as grass
had grown up around it. As he approached the gate, he saw a man just inside,
sitting in the shade of a tree in a rickety old chair, reading a book.
"Excuse me!" he called to the reader. "Do you have any water?"
"Certainly, There's a pump over there," the man said, pointing to a place that
couldn't be seen from outside the gate. Come on in and make yourself at home."
"How about my friend here?" the traveler gestured to the dog
"He's welcome too, and there's a bowl by the pump," he said.
They walked through the gate and, sure enough, there was an old-fashioned
hand pump with a dipper hanging on it and a bowl next to it on the ground. The man
filled the bowl for his dog; he then took a long drink himself.
When both were satisfied, he and the dog walked back toward the man, who was
sitting under the tree waiting for them, and asked, "What do you call this place?"
"This is heaven," was the answer.
"Well, that's confusing," the traveler said. "It certainly doesn't look like
heaven, and there's another man down the road who said that place was heaven."
"Oh, you mean the place with the gold street and pearly gates?"
"Yes, it was beautiful."
"Nope. That's hell."
"Doesn't it offend you for them to use the name of heaven like that?"
"No. I can see how you might think so, but it actually saves us a lot of time.
They screen out the people who are willing to leave their best friends behind."

03-06-2001, 08:12 PM
Wow, that is a cool story, and i luved the poem too. But as a Christian i believe the only way to get into Heaven is to believe in Christ and that that he is the son of god bla bla bla, but all animals are definitely in Heaven because they are created by God and have not ever sinned. http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/smile.gif http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/smile.gif http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/smile.gif