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Couldn't think of where else to put this...


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, where are we?'
'This is Heaven, sir,' the man answered.
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 traveler 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 traveler 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 traveler 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 traveler asked.
This is Heaven,' he answered.
'Well, that's confusing,' the traveler 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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But the problem with that story is you are already dead. In the afterlife with your dead dog and how do you only single out just one of your pets.
 

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You may check in with you vet about raised bowls. I understand that it can create a hazard around a twisted gut, which did in my dog, Rupert, many years ago. Dogs are used to eating off the ground. Tall, deep-chested dogs are more at risk. Fast eating affects it, too, IIRC.
 

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You may check in with you vet about raised bowls. I understand that it can create a hazard around a twisted gut, which did in my dog, Rupert, many years ago. Dogs are used to eating off the ground. Tall, deep-chested dogs are more at risk. Fast eating affects it, too, IIRC.
I was told by my in-laws that they used a raised bowl for their Great Danes to prevent gut problems :shrugs: I don't know a thing about it, but feeding dogs off a platform seemed strange to me. My thinking was if that was necessary, I'd consider it a genetic flaw, and it would be best to let the breed die out.
 

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Ok you two you can stop bickering the puppy will have a new home in Texas but she will be with us until the day after Thanksgiving. She is going to a friend of mine who has dogs and is a dog lover.
 
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