Dogs in Heaven
An old man and his dog were
walking down this dirt road with fences on both sides, they came to a
gate in the fence and looked in, it was nice grassy, woody areas, just
what a 'huntin' dog and man 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."
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. "S'cuse me Sir,
my dog and I are getting mighty tired, mind if we come in and sit in the
shade for awhile?"
"Of course, there's some cold water under that tree over there. Make
"You're sure my dog can come in? The man down the road said dogs weren't
"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
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?"
"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?"