Screening for puppy adoption information
Below is an adaptation of the wonderful tale by Earl Hamner Jr. He wrote “The Hunt” which aired in 1962, #84 series for the Twilight Zone in which Hyder refuses to go into heaven with out his dog Rip. The full episode can easily be found by doing a search on you tube and always brings tears to my eyes. After reading it, if you feel that you would do the same thing as this gentleman, then you definitely are deserving of a good companion from one of our super special Portuguese Water Dog Moms and Dads.
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 the dog 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 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 with his dog.
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 dog.
‘There should be a bowl by the pump,’ said the man.
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 dog.
When they were full, he and the dog 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.’ The angel says, “You see, — a man, well, he’ll walk right into Hell with both eyes open. But even the Devil can’t fool a dog!”
Please email Ami at firstname.lastname@example.org for an adoption application.
However we do expect your word of honor that if for any reason it is not working out you will return the puppy to us. We will gladly return all your money the first month. After that once I am able to find a good home for your puppy I will have the new owners pay you directly whatever they are paying for them.
Or if you have someone that you want to give the puppy to that is fine as long as I get to talk to them and make sure they are a good loving home for one of our special puppies.
Will Rogers Quote: If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.