March 19, 2012

A dog's best friend

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 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.'


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The Mommy here..........

Rusty's Mom, Diana, sent this story today in an e-mail. She got it from a friend and wanted to share it with all of us and to say thanks for the support & prayers she has received.

Here is the content of the e-mail...........

A friend of mine sent this to me after hearing about my Rusty. He lost one of his dogs the day before I lost my baby. He got this from one of his friends that knew how he was feeling. He and I had been talking about the day we get to see our babies again.

I want to thank all of you for letting me know you were thinking of me and Rusty during one of the worst times of my life. This is so beautiful I had to share it with you. Thanks again for all your kind words and thoughts.

God Bless you all.........Diana





9 comments:

Faith Shen said...

Very inspiring story Ms. Diana, it really inspires us :)


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♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Oh yes, we smile big smiles every time we read this story. Thanks for letting us smile some more.

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K9 Katastrophie said...

That is such a wonderful story. Thanks for sharing it!

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Ruthie

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

I love that story!

Ina in Alaska said...

That was just beautiful and we all needed to see it after seeing your previous post. Loved it!

Cupcake said...

Thank you Diana and The Mommy for sharing the beautiful story.

Love, Cupcake

A MilShelb Mom said...

Mom says she thinks heaven must allow pets! She just knows it in her heart. She also says she knows of way more dogs who belong there than people.
~Milly and Shelby

sprinkles said...

That's beautiful!

kissa-bull said...

just beautiful. i cant wait to meet my angels in heaven one day