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RE: I'm going to vent now. (Follow-Up #37)

posted by: cynthia on 08.23.2006 at 06:51 pm in Pets Forum

Summerday, that reminded me of a 'joke' - which I was able to quickly find and have copied below. This one certainly belongs on this thread!

Dog Heaven

A man and his dog were walking along a road enjoying the scenery, when it occurred to him that he had died. He remembered dying, and that the dog had been dead for years, and wondered where the road was leading them. After a few miles, 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, the wall was broken by a tall arch that glowed in the sunlight. 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 to you." 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 along.

After a few more miles, and at the top of another 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, they walked back toward the man who had greeted them.

"What do you call this place?" The traveler asked.

"This is heaven," was the answer.

"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 they screen out the folks who would leave their best friends behind."

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clipped on: 08.26.2006 at 11:44 am    last updated on: 08.10.2007 at 09:06 am