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    heaven

    have not been to pet talk for a long time, so maybe you all have already seen this. it's so good that I didn't want it to be missed.
    very sweet.............

    > >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 which led 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 reader. "Do you have any water?"
    > >"Yeah, sure, there's a pump over there".
    > >The man pointed to a place that couldn't be seen from outside the
    gate.
    > >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 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 waiting for them.
    > >"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. I can see how you might think so, but we're just happy that
    they
    > >screen
    > >out the folks who'll leave their best friends behind."
    >
    Kedi, Wylie, Rudy, and the dog Scout!

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    That's neat! Thanks for sharing it!

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    Very warming story!!!
    ill never leave my dog at the gates when i die!!!
    Ky = Me, Rio, the new addition Donnie and Tia (the fuzzy ferts) = My Love My Life My All.


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