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 "No Trespassing" so they walked on.
to a beautiful gate with a person in white robes standing there.
to Heaven" he said. The old man was happy and started in with his
dog following him.
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.
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 yourselves comfortable"
"You're sure my dog can come in? The man down the road said dogs
weren't allowed anywhere."
"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
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?"