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Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Don't leave your best friend behind
« on: June 20, 2012, 09:32:19 am »
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.[font=]
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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 traveller 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....
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'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 traveller gestured to the dog.

'There should be a bowl by the pump,' said the man.

They went through the gate, and sure enough, there was an old-fashioned hand pump with a bowl beside it.

The traveller 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 traveller asked.

'This is Heaven,' he answered.

'Well, that's confusing,' the traveller 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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SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Don't leave your best friend behind
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2012, 09:51:45 am »
Love it  :thumbsup:
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Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Don't leave your best friend behind
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2012, 09:52:53 am »
Ooo I've just seen how big it came through, sorry about that
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

plumseverywhere

  • Joined Apr 2013
  • Worcestershire
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Re: Don't leave your best friend behind
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2012, 10:16:53 am »
Ooo I've just seen how big it came through, sorry about that


That's OK Sally, made it easier to read through the tears! That's lovely, that is [size=78%] [/size] :)
Smallholding in Worcestershire, making goats milk soap for www.itsbaaathtime.com and mum to 4 girls,  goats, sheep, chickens, dog, cat and garden snails...

JulieS

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Devon - EX39 5RF
    • Ford Mill Farm
Re: Don't leave your best friend behind
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2012, 10:28:31 am »
That's wonderful  :love:
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Brijjy

  • Joined Sep 2010
  • Mid Wales
Re: Don't leave your best friend behind
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2012, 11:16:19 am »
That's really lovely. heaven would need take all my other creatures too though  ;)
Silly Spangled Appenzellers, Dutch bantams, Lavender Araucanas, a turkey called Alistair, Muscovy ducks and Jimmy the Fell pony. No pig left in the freezer, we ate him all!

suziequeue

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Llanidloes; Powys
Re: Don't leave your best friend behind
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2012, 11:24:13 am »
 :'( :)

Very moving
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Mammyshaz

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Durham
Re: Don't leave your best friend behind
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2012, 01:52:56 pm »
I like that  :love:

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Don't leave your best friend behind
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2012, 01:58:24 pm »
Love it  :)

Sudanpan

  • Joined Jan 2009
  • West Cornwall
    • Movement is Life
Re: Don't leave your best friend behind
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2012, 07:28:32 pm »
Fab  :trophy: :trophy: :trophy: :trophy:

 

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