Copper by Becky & Mike / The Mom & The Dad


An old man and his dog were walking down this dirt road with fences on bothsides, they came to a gate in the fence and looked in. There were nice grassy and woody areas, just what a dog would like, but it had a sign saying “no trespassing” so they walked on. They came to a beautiful gate with a person in white robes standing there
“Welcome to Heaven,” He said. The old man was happy, and started in with his dog following him.
The Gatekeeper stopped him. “Dogs aren’t allowed, I’m sorry but he can’t come with you.”
“What kind of Heaven won’t allow dogs? If he can’t come in, then I will stay out with him. He’s been my faithful companion all his life, I can’t desert him now.”
“Suit yourself, but I have to warn you, the Devil’s on this road, and he’ll try to sweet talk you into his area, he’ll promise you anything, but, the dog can’t go there either. If you won’t leave the dog, you’ll spend Eternity on this road.” said the Gatekeeper.
So the old man and dog went on. They came to a rundown fence with a gap in it, no gate, just a hole.
Another old man was inside. “Scuse me Sir, my dog and I are getting mighty tired, mind if we come in and sit in the shade for a while?” “Of course” said the old man. There’s some cold water under that tree over there. Make yourselves comfortable.”
“You’re sure my dog can come in? The man down the road said dogs weren’t allowed anywhere.”
The old man behind the fence said, “Would you come in if you had to leave the dog?” “No sir, that’s why I didn’t go to Heaven, he said the dog couldn’t come in. We’ll be spending Eternity on this road, and 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, and that’s final”
The man smiled a big smile and said “Welcome to Heaven.”
“You mean this is Heaven? Dogs ARE allowed? How come that fellow down the road said they weren’t?”
The old man said, “That was the Devil and he gets all the people who are willing to give up a life long companion for a comfortable place to stay. 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?”
Without dogs in Heaven, it would be Hell.
~~Author Unknown


Forever our dog,
31, December 2006
Becky & Mike