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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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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian; arbooz
When all others desert you, he alone, remians.


51 posted on 08/02/2013 6:02:15 PM PDT by Salamander (.......Uber Alice!.......)
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To: Boogieman
Yep, dogs will even love long-haired hippie bastards like that.

Just a little on the judgemental side. Have you met the man?

52 posted on 08/02/2013 6:03:54 PM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: stranger and pilgrim; JLLH

We gentiles are the little dogs who feed from God’s chosen people’s table.

God apparently had a change of heart about us and dogs.


53 posted on 08/02/2013 6:06:43 PM PDT by Salamander (.......Uber Alice!.......)
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To: Salamander

:)))

Not really a “change of heart” but making a point for stupid, bigoted, stubborn mankind who likes to believe he’s better than his fellow beings....


54 posted on 08/02/2013 6:15:15 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: JLLH

Heh.

:)


55 posted on 08/02/2013 6:39:57 PM PDT by Salamander (.......Uber Alice!.......)
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To: Kartographer

I love dogs.


56 posted on 08/02/2013 6:47:12 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Wuli

I love it. Thanks for posting!


57 posted on 08/02/2013 6:47:57 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: freekitty
I love dogs.

To quote Smokey: I second that emotion.

Whatever is in my power to give to my dogs, I will give. They give so much in return.

58 posted on 08/02/2013 7:44:09 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: OldPossum

My mom gave me money for my birthday.

I bought something for my dogs.

;D


59 posted on 08/02/2013 8:00:28 PM PDT by Salamander (.......Uber Alice!.......)
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To: Maceman

I hadn’t watched those for awhile... “and sometimes... the cat door is closed.” Poor guy.


60 posted on 08/02/2013 8:04:10 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: Salamander

Speaking of carrying dogs. We had to carry our biggest basset hound down from a hike one day because the pads on his feet tore open. That is quite possibly the hardest thing to do, carry a long, very heavy dog that is straining against you the whole time.


61 posted on 08/02/2013 8:07:07 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: Kartographer

Look up the story of Shep in Ft. Benton, Mt.


62 posted on 08/02/2013 8:10:44 PM PDT by Duckdog (If it wasn't for NASCAR my TV would have gone out the window years ago!)
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To: wordsofearnest
LOL...thanks...I saw that with my wife a couple of weeks ago, and we both laughed, but I couldn't remember it exactly.

We did see something the same day...I was laughing, she came over to see, and said "Oh, we have to buy that!"

"Marriage is like a deck of cards. In the beginning, all you need are two hearts and a diamond. By the time you're done, you wish you had a club and a spade."

63 posted on 08/02/2013 8:59:26 PM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: verga

It was a joke :)


64 posted on 08/02/2013 9:04:49 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: loungitude

I was just kidding man.


65 posted on 08/02/2013 9:05:25 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: ican'tbelieveit

There was a time I had a beautiful golden retriever puppy named Ruby. My brother lived in Belchertown, MA (yes, there IS such an oddly named town) in western Massachusetts, and one fall I took her out there hiking with my older brother. Little Ruby was probably 8-10 weeks old, and she had a pink little bare belly. We walked that poor puppy raw, and my mother said that her cute little belly was never the same after that. She said we stained it with dirt, and it never came out...:)

She made the last leg home in my brother’s backpack.

When we took her back at five months she was still very puppyish (obviously) and we were walking along a trail that had a very steep drop off on one side that went down perhaps five feet and terminated in a 40 foot cliff.

As we walked along, my brother’s shoe dislodged a rock that rolled down the hill towards the cliff. Ruby saw it go, and ran over to snap at it. She realized immediately (as did we) that it was too steep for her to stop, and her momentum carried her, forelegs straining straight out in front of her to stop, back legs involuntarily peddling as she careened towards the cliff, and then she disappeared over the edge from our sight.

There was a long, sickening pause as we gaped in shock, followed after an interminable interval of silence, by a solid “thump”. And then the dog began to shriek that horrible sound that dogs can emit when they are physically hurt and terrified.

My brother and I had to run about fifty yards back the way we came, take a trail down and run back to her, hearing her horrible yelping the whole time.

As we ran, I remember shouting her name over and over again “Ruby! Ruby!” with my heart in my throat. I vividly remember contemplating how terrible it was going to be when we saw her, because the whole time we ran, she was hidden from our sight. I wondered if I was going to see her back broken at some sad angle, or worse.

As we broke around an outcrop of rocks she had fallen between, we saw her, standing up, her mouth open, yelping. When she saw us, she simply stopped and plopped over on her side.

I carried her in my arms the journey back to the car, and I remember laying her in the backseat of my brother’s Volkswagon bug on top of a blanket. She wasn’t yelping, and as we drove away, she lifted her head and was looking around.

Then she is up, looking out the windows and up between us. It was unbelievable. She had, somehow, miraculously, escaped even minor injury. The height she fell from certainly would have severely injured a human, most likely fatally, it was that high. and the fact that she fell onto the leaf covered forest floor between two parallel rock outcroppings that were probably thirty feet apart, was even more amazing.

We didn’t even take her to the vet. But I remember vividly, the horrible anticipation in my mind, of what I was going to see when I got past that rock outcropping.

Ruby lived many, happy years after that. She was a frisbee dog of a some decent ability, swam in anything wet she could find, ate dirty athletic socks in preference to nearly any other disgusting thing she could have found, and when prompted, could hold so many clean athletic socks in her soft mouth that the protruding clumps of socks that stuck out symmetrically on both sides of her muzzle seemed to be nearly the size of her actual head.

Above all, she loved swimming in the family pool. She knew she couldn’t just go in on her own, and would lie down on the edge of the pool, her paws draped over the lip of the edge while looking up at you for permission.

All you had to do was nod your head or even a motion of your eyes, and she would fly into the pool. I got her to swim underwater by progressively taking a frisbee deeper and deeper under. But her favorite thing of all was jumping off the diving board. She would stand on the beginning of the board, waiting for someone to throw a frisbee or a ball into the pool, and with a flurry of motion would gather up a head of steam to go sailing off the board. Her body would be extended, and her paws would sometimes be curled up in front of her in mid-flight, other times extended out.

Ah. The joy of life, the essence refined, is a Golden Retriever in a body of water.


66 posted on 08/02/2013 9:40:09 PM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

There was a flame war on here a while back about a guy who left his GSD on a barren mountain top because her pads got sore and even though there were people willing to help get her down, he ‘assumed she was dead’ and didn’t accept.

Some great people went and got her themselves and *then* the moron wanted her back.

People were actually *for* him getting her.

It was crazy.

Bless you for doing what you needed to, no matter what.


67 posted on 08/02/2013 9:57:26 PM PDT by Salamander (.......Uber Alice!.......)
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To: justlurking

Either way.


68 posted on 08/02/2013 10:24:43 PM PDT by Wiggins
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To: Wuli

Dang..I’ve never seen that one. And I’ll have to reread tomorrow. My screen went wonky.


69 posted on 08/02/2013 11:03:14 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

“There are plenty who don’t limit the Lord and what parts of His creation are rewarded eternally.”

ALL of Creation has fallen. That includes animals. But there is restoration of them too (”and the lion shall lie down with the lamb”). Whether that means in heaven - or only after a new Earth is created I don’t know. For now I would like to believe that our pets go to heaven and we will know them again.

And if not - oh well. I’m pretty sure that I won’t notice or be disappointed.

“Well yeah St. Pete. After being up here a week, I am a bit peeved that.....”


70 posted on 08/02/2013 11:14:45 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: Kartographer

They keep your bed warm on winter nights.

71 posted on 08/03/2013 5:03:01 AM PDT by SkiKnee
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To: 21twelve

Well said


72 posted on 08/03/2013 5:08:27 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Boogieman

LOL, too many old hippies here methinks. Got to watch what you say when someone posts a photo of a hippie taking a bath much as a hippie would when he finally does. Overdressed, overwatered and hugging a fellow creature. /out-of-step


73 posted on 08/03/2013 7:06:57 AM PDT by HomeAtLast
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To: OldPossum

You are so right.


74 posted on 08/03/2013 2:17:09 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Argus
Dogs are angels disguised. That’s why the Moslems don’t like them.
There you go!
75 posted on 08/03/2013 2:20:43 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: rlmorel

46, Are you so sure about #46?


76 posted on 08/03/2013 2:21:45 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: All


They also enjoy culture
77 posted on 08/03/2013 2:25:41 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: BigEdLB
Lol...absolutely not. I think this link says they DO talk, and quite eloquently...

Dog sees Dad for first time in six months...

78 posted on 08/03/2013 6:27:22 PM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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Omaha
79 posted on 08/04/2013 4:56:54 AM PDT by KneelBeforeZod (I have five dollars for each of you)
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To: onedoug

Blurry screen alert.


80 posted on 08/04/2013 6:39:25 AM PDT by stylecouncilor
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To: The Antiyuppie

You obviously do not understand what the Book of Ecclesiastes is about and what was in Solomon’s mind as he wrote it. Otherwise you would not think you had a good point. As for the your father, he was just as Biblically illiterate as you.

Animals have no souls, what Solomon wrote was what men believed not God. Ecclesiastes is wisdom from man’s perspective while the book of Proverbs is wisdom from God’s perspective.

That is why Solomon wrote, the way he did in the book of Ecclesiastes. Solomon’s many wives turned his heart away from God and instead he began following false god’s. It was in Solomon’s old age that he wrote Ecclesiastes, and he wrote it while looking at wisdom from a man’s point of view.

In his younger days when he still followed God, he wrote the book of Proverbs, and thus the contrast of opinion between Proverbs and Ecclesiastes.


81 posted on 08/04/2013 9:49:28 PM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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