Wolfer and all houndsman

Tobey

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> 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
>> > up."
>> >
>> > 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."
>> >
>> >
>>
>
 

Muledeer4me

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Tobey,I am not a houndsman but I do love my dog's.That was great.I never have trusted people that dont like dog's.
 
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