Man and His Dog!(or Kitty)

By
Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Town and Country
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. 


When he was close enough, he called out, 'Excuse me, could you tell me where we are?'  

'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.

'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.'  

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 satisfied, 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.'

Comments (23)

Andy Laughlin
ConnectRealty.com - Bellingham, WA
Thanks for sharing. I wasn't expecting that, glad I found your blog.  Have a great day!!
May 03, 2008 07:07 PM
Carol Smith
Casmi Photography - Mebane, NC
Patty - that is priceless.  Thanks for sharing!  There is a huge lesson to be learned from this one.
May 04, 2008 03:07 AM
Leslie Prest
Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ - Payson, AZ
Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,
You DO realize that this story was a Twilight Zone episode years ago? I saw it on one of those marathons last year. Its one of my favorites. Great story.
May 04, 2008 07:21 AM
Patty Ledford
RE/MAX Town and Country - Blue Ridge, GA
Your N. Ga. Mountain Agent -The Ledford Team-Blue

Virginia-me too..great ending huh!

Hi Andy-glad you liked it..thanks for the comment!

Carol-Thanks for the comment!

Leslie-That is too funny about the Twilight Zone...glad you liked this one!

May 04, 2008 02:09 PM
Roberta LaRocca
Simply Vegas Real Estate - Las Vegas, NV
REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, NV. Lic BS.507
Patty, That is a good one!  I don't know how anybody neglects or abuses their pets! 
May 04, 2008 05:35 PM
Patrice Estess
PB APPRAISALS - Kerhonkson, NY
Great one, thanx for giving me goose bumps and making me smile first thing in the morning :-)
May 05, 2008 12:11 AM
Patty Ledford
RE/MAX Town and Country - Blue Ridge, GA
Your N. Ga. Mountain Agent -The Ledford Team-Blue
Roberta-I'm with you on that. Glad that you enjoyed it!
May 05, 2008 02:16 PM
Patty Ledford
RE/MAX Town and Country - Blue Ridge, GA
Your N. Ga. Mountain Agent -The Ledford Team-Blue
Patrice-I'm glad this got you day off to a great start! Thanks
May 05, 2008 02:17 PM
Niman Singh
SimplifyEm - Fremont, CA
Property Management Software
I especially like the last line - great moral to the story
May 06, 2008 06:00 AM
Patty Ledford
RE/MAX Town and Country - Blue Ridge, GA
Your N. Ga. Mountain Agent -The Ledford Team-Blue
Niman-Glad you liked the story...thanks for the comment!
May 06, 2008 09:24 AM
Jenniffer Lee
RE/MAX Complete Solutions - Boca Raton, FL
Broker/Owner/Realtor at RE/MAX Complete Solutions
Great story! Definately made me smile.  Thanks for sharing it!
May 06, 2008 10:35 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
Patty:  I think I must be in a touchy mood today.  This is making me cry.  Thanks for sharing.
May 06, 2008 12:02 PM
David Hunter
Century 21 Wright Pace Real Estate - Jonesboro, AR
Century 21 Wright Pace Real Estate
Patty... that was great... anyone that's not had a pet, dog or cat, can't understand why people will feel like we do. I hope that when I do leave this world that I'm greeted by my loved ones.....including all the pets that I've loved through the years.....
May 06, 2008 03:42 PM
Donna Yates
BHGRE - Metro Brokers - Blue Ridge, GA
Blue Ridge Mountains
Patty:  I can only hope that I will see my beautiful cocker again and wherever she is will be heaven to me if I can be with her.  Great story.
May 07, 2008 09:33 AM
Patty Ledford
RE/MAX Town and Country - Blue Ridge, GA
Your N. Ga. Mountain Agent -The Ledford Team-Blue
Jennifer-thanks for the comment and I'm really glad it made you smile!
May 07, 2008 11:01 AM
Patty Ledford
RE/MAX Town and Country - Blue Ridge, GA
Your N. Ga. Mountain Agent -The Ledford Team-Blue
Chris I have those days as well espically since I lost my favorite bubby a year ago!
May 07, 2008 01:41 PM
Patty Ledford
RE/MAX Town and Country - Blue Ridge, GA
Your N. Ga. Mountain Agent -The Ledford Team-Blue
Donna I know exactly how you feel :-) 
May 07, 2008 01:42 PM
Patty Ledford
RE/MAX Town and Country - Blue Ridge, GA
Your N. Ga. Mountain Agent -The Ledford Team-Blue
David yu are right about some people don't understand but us animal lovers know first hand and I think we will our furry babies again :-)...thanks for the comment! 
May 07, 2008 01:45 PM
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

What a great story.  I hadn't heard this one before. 

May 11, 2008 02:08 PM
Patty Ledford
RE/MAX Town and Country - Blue Ridge, GA
Your N. Ga. Mountain Agent -The Ledford Team-Blue

Kristi-thanks for the comment and glad you liked it!

Joan-It is a great story huh...glad you liked it and thanks for the comment!

May 12, 2008 03:33 PM