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He wouldn't leave you... Please don't leave him.

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. "Scuse 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 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?"


Author Earl Hamner

The Twilight Zone

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Taken on September 30, 2009