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  Camping Out
by Patrick A Granfors
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Tongue in cheek...


I opened my eyes this morning listening

To the silence

No fire

No brimstone

No neighbor’s dobermans down at the street

Barking at the deer hound

Who gets his morning walk right about this time

Then I looked over and on the chair were two little pelts

Neatly folded

Doggie pelts

Our doggies

I jumped up and in the neighbor’s backyard

Three brown pelts, neatly folded

Rapture

Dog Rapture and I had slept through it

They didn’t even leave a note

Mark Twain said a hundred years ago or so

 

“Heaven goes by favor

If it went by merit,

You would stay out and

Your dog would go in”

 

So, old preacher Camping almost got it right

Just another slight miscalculation

He got the part right about hell though

 

 

Copyright 2011 Patrick Granfors

 

 




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Reviewed by Ronald Hull 5/25/2011
Dogs are in rapture when they sleep.

Ron
Reviewed by Chip Bergeron 5/24/2011
This is mischievous!

Chip Bergeron
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 5/24/2011
Hah! Gotta love it.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/24/2011
You are a treasure,Patrick,love this delightful piece!;-)
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 5/23/2011
Hahahahahahahaha! This is hilarious, Patrick! Guess we're okay for another while...giggle....

Anna
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 5/23/2011
delightful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Donna Chandler 5/23/2011
Nice write, adding the Twain quote and the cute doggie picture made the prefect additions.

Donna
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/23/2011
“Heaven goes by favor
If it went by merit,
You would stay out and
Your dog would go in”

I've always loved that Twain quote.

Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 5/22/2011
Not being a religious type, I've always thought that if there is a heaven, Mercie, Sabra, Dinky, Daisy, Fergie, Becky and Wednesday will be there... I mean, that's, of course, if I get to heaven.
Mark
Reviewed by neerja gandhi 5/22/2011
hee hee
Reviewed by Paul Berube 5/22/2011
Very well done, Patrick. I've always said that "Dog is a perfect reflection of God." Definitely more deserving than we are. God bless.
Reviewed by Eileen Granfors 5/22/2011
Good one. I wouldn't want to be there without the dogs.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/22/2011
Dogs go first as man is unworthy...sounds about right...e

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