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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 9:34 pm 
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TEDD GOES TO HEAVEN

A man and his cat 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 cat 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 cat 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.
"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 cat, "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 cat.
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 cat.
"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 cat.

When they were full, he and the cat 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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Catherine, that was great. It made my eyes water.

My best friend Mikey liked it too.

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Glad Mikey liked it, shoe.... :D

My sister and I inherited our parents' house, which we've rented to a young couple who have a small dog. To make a long story short, they're presently claiming that the husband has some health problems which has caused him to lose his job. (My sister and I have reason to believe this isn't necessarily true, and that the fellow may be attempting to get on disability... in his mid-twenties. ) Anyway, they're using the husband's illness as an excuse not to pay the rent. Yet, their two SUVs are still sitting in the driveway. Those things are high dollar monthly payments, not to mention what it costs to fill them up with gas.

During a discussion as to what we should do about this situation, my sister looked at me and said, "This couple didn't think through their excuses very well, did they, Catherine? If they'd told us their little dog was sick and that they'd had a lot of vet bills, we'd probably have exempted them the rent monies for the next three months...at least!"

I agreed.

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