The first thing you should know about me is that, even though I am not profoundly religious, I do have a spiritual side, and I know all dogs will not go to heaven. However, many more dogs will make the grade when compared with humans. I say 99% of dogs will be greeted at the Pearly Gates with pre-fitted wings, not a question asked. My heavenly high opinion of our canine friends is shared by my children. That's why I told them dog stories at bedtime. and that's why i wrote an upcoming book, Real Imaginary Dog Tales, based on those stories.
But what is it about dogs? A lot of things. They deliver tactile warmth and emotional support to their humans. They are willingly bound in service to their humans. For me, the peculiar abilities of specialized breeds are an endless source of fascination. Take the herding capabilities of Border Collies, for example. Aside from specialized breeds, almost all dogs smell great. It’s the nose! The schnoz! The olfactory! Through one of the most sensitive anatomical instruments in all of creation, dogs can pick up some trace odors in parts per trillion. Humans, on the other hand have an acute smell for most things barbecued and served with beer, which directly relates to their lower percent admittance to heaven.
Dogs also lend themselves to human-like fictional characters. If you are in any way susceptible to the ridiculous or outrageous side of the real imaginary characters I write about, and you do not expect posts having to do with passionate dog training or poop scooper products, you may want to visit this site once in awhile. No guarantees that time spent here gets you to heaven.
As for me, I’m half way to the promised land here in Asheville, North Carolina, living with my wife Rendi and our Golden Retriever, Zavi.