Have you heard about the man who died and went to heaven? It’s one of those emails that people keep forwarding. The story goes that the man first went to heaven’s gate which had a grand entrance and asked if he could have water for himself and his companion — a dog. But the gate keeper said that no pets were allowed in heaven, so he kept walking. Then he found another entrance that was not so grand and he asked if he could enter and have some water for him and his pet dog. The gate keeper said to go right ahead and that there’s a bowl for his companion too at the fountain. So the man asked the gate keeper what place it was and the gate keeper said that it was heaven. “But the gate keeper down the street also said that it was heaven,” said the man. “Oh no,” said the gate keeper, “that’s hell, what kind of heaven won’t allow friends in?”
I really loved this story, I think it’s one of those stories that I don’t mind getting in my email over and over again. Looking at Rachael’s pup Toby, I keep thinking about love and friendship and I keep remembering about Kong when he was a pup. I mean when they say, “puppy love,” it really exists. And it’s unconditional love that your furry friend gives you and she or he will always be there for you no matter what. Do you have any pets? What are your pet stories? Do you want them to be featured in the newsletter, with your name and location? Let me know and send them into this email: firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Pet Stories’ in the subject line. Get cracking!