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Pet Steps

25 Jul

Does your little dog like to snuggle up in bed with you but can’t quite make the jump?  Here’s a great idea from Lowes for a pet staircase.  Even if your carpentry skills are not the best, never fear – it’s rated as beginner level. The complete instructions are available at They even have a full video with easy to follow instructions! Log onto the site and do a search for “pet steps”



Heaven and Hell

19 Nov
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 his dog had been dead for many years.  He wondered where the road was leading them.
After a while they came to a high white stone wall that looked like 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. “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 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.
After another long walk, and at the top of another long hill, he came to a dirt road which led 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 reader. “Do you have any water?” “Yeah, sure, there’s a pump over there” The man pointed to a place that couldn’t be seen from outside the gate. “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 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 waiting for them.
“What do you call this place?” The traveler asked. “This is heaven,” was the answer. “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?” asked the traveler.  “No. I can see how you might think so, but we’re just so happy that they screen out the folks who’ll leave their best friends behind.”

Kitty Heaven

14 Oct
A cat died and went to Heaven.  God met her at the gates and said, ‘You have been a good cat all these years.  Anything you want is yours for the asking.’  The cat thought for a minute and said “All my life I lived on a farm and slept on hard wooden floors. I would like a nice fluffy pillow to sleep on.  God said “Say no more” and instantly the cat had a huge fluffy pillow.
A few days later, six mice were killed in an accident and they all went to heaven together. God met the mice at the gates with the same offer He made to the cat. The mice said “We have had to run all our lives from cats, dogs and even people with brooms! If we could just have some little roller skates, we would never have to run again”.  God answered “It is done”.  All the mice then had beautiful little roller skates.
About a week later, God decided to check on the cat.  He found her sound asleep on her fluffy pillow.  God gently awakened the cat and asked “Is everything OK? How have you been doing? Are you happy?”  The cat replied “Oh, it is wonderful here! I have never been so happy in my life. The pillow is so nice and fluffy and those little Meals on Wheel you’ve been sending are delicious!”