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23 reasons why all dogs go to heaven
MSN ^ | 8/2/13

Posted on 08/02/2013 12:40:13 PM PDT by Kartographer

We don't need empirical evidence for this one; the photos above are enough to convince us there's a doggie heaven. And we bet it's full of endless rawhides and infinite tennis balls.

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They give unconditional love
1 posted on 08/02/2013 12:40:13 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer
Cats don't believe in Heaven. They are existentialists.
2 posted on 08/02/2013 12:48:46 PM PDT by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: Kartographer

Their heaven is here, with us ... we are God to them and we’d better love ‘em like HE loves us.


3 posted on 08/02/2013 12:49:28 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Kartographer

Dogs are angels disguised. That’s why the Moslems don’t like them.


4 posted on 08/02/2013 12:50:44 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Maceman

Fabulous video. I’m a big fan of Henri’s, follow him on Twitter and bought his book.


5 posted on 08/02/2013 12:52:36 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely expressed as advice)
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To: Kartographer

IMO, dogs are one of the proofs that there is a God.


6 posted on 08/02/2013 12:53:29 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Kartographer
That picture is actually of a guy that would hold the dog and let him soak in the warm water until he went to sleep. The dog had a problem with his joints that was very painful.

There was a treatment available, but was very expensive. After the picture went viral, the guy got multiple offers from people to pay for the dog's treatment. I haven't heard the eventual outcome.

This picture is more like "unconditional trust".

7 posted on 08/02/2013 12:53:43 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: Argus

Well then this is my 'Angel' Hope. I am sure if I do have a Guardian Angel, that it has more than once thanked the Lord for Hope's help!
8 posted on 08/02/2013 12:55:28 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: justlurking

Unfortunately, the dog died just this week.


9 posted on 08/02/2013 12:55:35 PM PDT by Benito Cereno
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To: justlurking
Schoep, Arthritic Dog Whose Photo Touched Millions, Dies.

10 posted on 08/02/2013 12:57:11 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: justlurking

Schoep, Arthritic Dog Whose Photo Touched Millions, Dies

http://shine.yahoo.com/pets/schoep-arthritic-dog-whose-photo-touched-millions-dies-181600152.html


11 posted on 08/02/2013 12:57:37 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Oh yeah, 23 pages of ads and cookies to click through! Sorry, ain’t falling for that one no more!


12 posted on 08/02/2013 12:57:51 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Please don’t and Thank You.


13 posted on 08/02/2013 12:59:08 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer
Thanks, I appreciate the link. I'm really sad to hear it.

But, it sounds like Schoep's last year was much easier as a result of the treatments.

14 posted on 08/02/2013 1:00:54 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: Kartographer

NSA’s tracking me quite sufficiently, you’re welcome.


15 posted on 08/02/2013 1:00:58 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Kartographer

What a sweetie!


16 posted on 08/02/2013 1:01:12 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Revolting cat!

Now if you just stop posting you would fall off the Radar all together. We would miss you, but we would understand.


17 posted on 08/02/2013 1:03:16 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

I sure hope that there is a heaven for dogs. My two will be there. After losing my career, my marriage and my house all in one year, my two ‘girls’ remain steadfast. Looking more and more like #18 for me. Dogs certainly do give unconditional love, more than can often be said of a spouse.

Don’t let the “Kill all Pit Bulls” crowd see picture 3 & 11! They will presume those two pups are just enjoying the scent of their dinner before the kill!


18 posted on 08/02/2013 1:09:14 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was lost but now I'm found; blind but now I see.)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

Gentlemen of the jury—
The best friend a man has in the world may turn against him and become his enemy. His son or daughter whom he has reared with loving care may prove ungrateful. Those who are nearest and dearest to us, those whom we trust with out happiness and our good name, may become traitors to their faith. The money that a man has he may lose. It flies from him perhaps when he needs it most. A man’s reputation may be sacrificed in a moment of ill-considered action. The people who are prone to fall on their knees to do us honor when success is with us may be the first to throw the stone of malice when failure settles its cloud upon our heads. The one absolutely unselfish friend that a man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is the dog.

Gentlemen of the jury, a man’s dog stands by him in prosperity and in poverty, in health and in sickness. He will sleep on the cold ground when the wintry winds blow and the snow drives fiercely, if only he can be near his master’s side. He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer, he will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounter with the roughness of the world. He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if he were a prince.

When all other friends desert, he remains. When riches take wings and reputation falls to pieces, he is as constant in his love as the sun in its journey through the heavens. If fortune drives the master forth an outcast into the world, friendless and homeless, the faithful dog asks no higher privilege than that of accompanying him, to guard him against danger, to fight against his enemies. And when the last scene of all comes, and death takes his master in its embrace and his body is laid in the cold ground, no matter if all other friends pursue their way, there by his graveside will the noble dog be found, his head between his paws and his eyes sad but open, in alert watchfulness, faithful and true, even unto death.

George G. Vest
Eulogy of the Dog
23 September 1870
Warrensburg, Missouri


19 posted on 08/02/2013 1:13:56 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

We have a ‘puggles’ mixture beagle and pug. Snores at night, lol! Recent study indicated dogs have the equivalent IQ of an 18 month old child and in fact their brains are getting bigger given their long association with humans. Phew cats!


20 posted on 08/02/2013 1:23:29 PM PDT by Lent
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To: Maceman

My cats have no choice....I have their ashes and they are being mixed with mine..so they’re going....


21 posted on 08/02/2013 1:30:09 PM PDT by Fawn (Pastor Bob Rocks!)
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this HAS to be a joke....because you all are making me laugh...but me thinks some of your are serious


22 posted on 08/02/2013 1:31:33 PM PDT by curdogman (retired oilfield worker)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian

next thing you know some one will type the rainbow bridge poem....very sad indeed


23 posted on 08/02/2013 1:31:33 PM PDT by curdogman (retired oilfield worker)
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To: Maceman

Great video :)

Thanks Lord, for such wonderful companions,
Tatt


24 posted on 08/02/2013 1:33:46 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: Kartographer

Yep, dogs will even love long-haired hippie bastards like that.


25 posted on 08/02/2013 1:33:50 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Kartographer

Remember, dog spelled backwards is god.


26 posted on 08/02/2013 1:34:47 PM PDT by Wiggins
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To: Kartographer

After the death recently of a dearly loved family dog, a friend of mine posted the following verse, by an anonymous author:

I stood by your bed last night,
I came to have a peep.
I could see that you were crying...
you found it hard to sleep.

I whined to you softly
as you brushed away a tear.
“It’s me, I haven’t left you...
I’m well, I’m fine, I’m here.”

I was close to you at breakfast,
I watched you pour the tea.
You were thinking of the many times,
your hands reached down to me.

I was with you at the shops today,
your arms were getting sore.
I longed to take your parcels,
I wish I could do more.

I was with you at my grave today,
you tend it with such care.
I want to reassure you
that I am not lying there.

I walked with you toward the house,
as you fumbled for your key,
I gently put my paw on you.
I smiled and said, “It’s me.”

You looked so very tired,
and sank into a chair.
I tried so hard to let you know
that I was standing there.

It’s possible for me to be
so near you every day.
To say to you with certainty,
“I never went away.”

You sat there very quietly,
then smiled, I think you knew...
In the stillness of that evening,
I was very close to you.

The day is over...I smile
and watch you yawning
And say, “Goodnight, God bless,
I’ll see you in the morning.”

And when the time is right
for you to cross the brief divide,
I’ll rush across to greet you
and we will stand, side-by-side.

I have so many things to show you,
there is so much for you to see.
Be patient, live your journey out...
then come home to be with me.

- Anonymous -


27 posted on 08/02/2013 1:43:45 PM PDT by Wuli (uir)
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To: Argus

Hmm maybe that is why they like to “clean” themselves so much... angels don’t have those toys back in heaven.


28 posted on 08/02/2013 1:45:21 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Kartographer

WHY DOGS ARE BETTER THAN WOMEN

1. Dogs don’t cry.

2. Dogs love it when your friends come over.

3. Dogs don’t care if you use their shampoo.

4. Dogs think you sing great.

5. A dog’s time in the bathroom is confined to a quick drink.

6. Dogs don’t expect you to call when you are running late.

7. The later you are, the more excited dogs are to see you

8. Dogs will forgive you for playing with other dogs.

9. Dogs don’t notice if you call them by another dog’s name.

10. Dogs are excited by rough play.

11. Dogs don’t mind if you give their offspring away.

12. Dogs understand that farts are funny.

13. Dogs love red meat.

14. Dogs can appreciate excessive body hair.

15. Anyone can get a good-looking dog.

16. If a dog is gorgeous, other dogs don’t hate it.

17. Dogs don’t shop.

18. Dogs like it when you leave lots of things on the floor.

19. A dog’s disposition stays the same all month long.

20. Dogs never need to examine the relationship.

21. A dog’s parents never visit.

22. Dogs love long car trips.

23. Dogs understand that instincts are better than asking for directions.

24. Dogs understand that all animals smaller than dogs were made to be hunted.

25. When a dog gets old and starts to snap at you incessantly, you can shoot it.

26. Dogs like beer.

27. Dogs don’t hate their bodies.

28. No dog ever bought a Kenny G or Hootie & the Blowfish album.

29. No dog ever put on 100 pounds after reaching adulthood.

30. Dogs never criticize.

31. Dogs agree that you have to raise your voice to get your point across.

32. Dogs never expect gifts.

33. It’s legal to keep a dog chained up at your house.

34. Dogs don’t worry about germs.

35. Dogs don’t want to know about every other dog you ever had.

36. Dogs like to do their snooping outside as opposed to in your wallet, desk, and the back of your sock drawer.

37. Dogs don’t let magazine articles guide their lives.

38. Dogs would rather have you buy them a hamburger dinner than a lobster one.

40. You never have to wait for a dog. They’re ready to go 24 hours a day.

41. Dogs have no use for flowers, cards, or jewelry.

42. Dogs don’t borrow your shirts.

43. Dogs never want foot-rubs.

44. Dogs enjoy heavy petting in public.

45. Dogs find you amusing when you’re drunk.

46. Dogs can’t talk.

47. Dogs aren’t catty.

48. Dogs seldom outlive you.


29 posted on 08/02/2013 1:50:18 PM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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Oh, I forgot...

49. If you lock your dog and your girlfriend in the trunk of your car, the dog will be happy to see you when you open it again.


30 posted on 08/02/2013 1:51:59 PM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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Lock a dog in the trunk for an hour he’s still glad to see you.


31 posted on 08/02/2013 1:52:26 PM PDT by wordsofearnest (Proper aim of giving is to put the recipient in a state where he no longer needs it. C.S. Lewis)
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To: Wuli

BLURRY SCREEN ALERT!!! Post #27!


32 posted on 08/02/2013 2:11:25 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

LOL

Yea; I know; you’re right; a little sappy; but it was still good.


33 posted on 08/02/2013 2:24:26 PM PDT by Wuli (uir)
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To: Wiggins
Remember, dog spelled backwards is god.

Or if you are dyslexic.

34 posted on 08/02/2013 2:24:28 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: Kartographer
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35 posted on 08/02/2013 2:41:12 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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If you read the Bible verses that mention dogs, you have to conclude that God holds dogs in pretty low esteem. They are universally used as a picture/symbol of unbelievers and filthy scavengers.

I’m sorry if that does not fit the dog lover’s high opinion of their pets, but it is Biblically factual.


36 posted on 08/02/2013 3:15:50 PM PDT by stranger and pilgrim
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To: stranger and pilgrim

Biblical speaking us Gentiles do not fair much better.


37 posted on 08/02/2013 3:18:03 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

But Bambi’s apparently worth killing. See story on “The Blaze.”


38 posted on 08/02/2013 3:19:47 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Argus

Catholics do not believe that dogs go to Heaven, because they have no souls, or at least that was the thinking when I was a kid. This was the source of The Great And Permanent Schism between my father and myself. Bottom line: I want to go where they go. I don’t think it would be worthwhile going anywhere else.

I pointed out to him Ecclesiastes 3, verses 18-21, and especially 21. He had no explanation for these words, other than to say that it was “Old Testament”.


39 posted on 08/02/2013 3:22:42 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: The Antiyuppie

That doesn’t at all speak for all Catholics. Paul Johnson believes at best there’s not a clear answer; and St. Francis would be hard pressed to buy into your “certainty”. There are plenty who don’t limit the Lord and what parts of His creation are rewarded eternally.


40 posted on 08/02/2013 3:26:17 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Argus

that is one brilliant answer - which I will steal....


41 posted on 08/02/2013 3:27:24 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: justlurking

you just pulled a 360. To a dyslexic, ‘dog’ spelled backwards would be ‘dog’


42 posted on 08/02/2013 3:29:49 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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you just pulled a 360. To a dyslexic, ‘dog’ spelled backwards would be ‘dog’

Hey, according to Maxine Waters, if I do a 360, I'm facing the other way!

43 posted on 08/02/2013 3:37:11 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: justlurking

frankly, I’m shocked that thing even knows a number that big ;)


44 posted on 08/02/2013 3:39:52 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Kartographer
"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." - Will Rogers
45 posted on 08/02/2013 3:46:08 PM PDT by Hatteras
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46 posted on 08/02/2013 3:48:09 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: stranger and pilgrim; Kartographer

There is no such Biblical evidence. To the contrary, it is made clear that God treasures His creation from the beginning — ALL of it (not just the two-legged ones!) The covenant made after the flood included the animals; and it is clear that ALL of creation groans for redemption -— (not for “nothingness”). Yes, the Bible was written for man because animals do not need salvation. Their souls are not in jeopardy. Scripture makes it clear that animals will be there — in Heaven and the new Earth. This was accepted by most noted theologians and preachers for centuries. It’s only been the last 100 years or so where mankind has gotten so big for his britches that he’s concluded he’s the only thing that matters. No doubt about it. Animals, like humanity, were created to be eternal. They precede man in the Garden...and death was not part of God’s plan. What He has intended will come to pass.


47 posted on 08/02/2013 4:13:22 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: JLLH

Actually, does it apply if “dogs” are really man-created? Wolves, foxes, hyaenas, coyotes, all God’s creatures. Are dogs really from Eden?


48 posted on 08/02/2013 5:22:44 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Boogieman

Yep, dogs will even love long-haired hippie bastards like that.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Are you saying that you know the guy and he is a hippie bastard?


49 posted on 08/02/2013 5:25:33 PM PDT by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

All “beings” are created by God. I realize many here believe they are descended from apes, but there is no Biblical — or scientific — basis for that. Yes, there are changes within a species, but it’s the SAME species. There have been no transformational fossils to show that one species has turned into another over a long period of time. It’s the old bait and switch that some have used to try to make a point for evolution, but dogs are essentially domesticated wolves/foxes, etc... My Bible says everything was created by God and nothing was that was not created by Him. That covers it, I think. Man cannot “create” life. Only God does that.


50 posted on 08/02/2013 5:43:45 PM PDT by JLLH
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