Sunday, August 30, 2009

God and Dog

The one thing I feel deprived of in living in a condo is having a dog.
Here is a wonderful composition written and sung by a talented dog lover no doubt. btw I never had a landlord dog, cat, tropical fish, or bird problem living on Second Avenue in the 40s 50s. Maybe now it is very different.


robert jomphe said...

When I look up I see dog. Since I don't know how to inbed a photo go to my site to see what I mean.

william Cooper said...

I tried to upload a photo and Multiply ask for unlimited access to my computer first to do this.

Les F said...

Hi Bill,.the title to your topic reminded me of this old episode of the Twilight Zone, called The Hunt
about a man & his dog etc etc :
Opening narration
“ An old man and a hound named Rip, off for an evening's pleasure in quest of raccoon. Usually, these evenings end with one tired old man, one battle-scarred hound dog, and one or more extremely dead raccoons; but as you may suspect, that will not be the case tonight. These hunters won't be coming home from the hill. They're headed for the backwoods of the Twilight Zone. ”

[edit] Synopsis
Hyder Simpson lives with his wife and his hound-dog Rip in the backwoods. Mrs. Simpson does not like having the dog indoors, but Rip saved Hyder's life once, and Hyder won't be parted from him. Mrs. Simpson has seen some bad omens recently, and warns Hyder not to go raccoon hunting that night. When Rip dives into a pond after a raccoon, Hyder jumps in after him, but only the raccoon comes up out of the water. Next morning, Hyder and Rip wake up next to the pond. When they return home, Hyder finds that neither his wife, the preacher, nor the neighbors can hear him or see him—they seem to think that he and Rip are dead.

Walking along the road, he encounters a fence he doesn't recognize, and decides to follow it. Presently, both come to a gate. The gatekeeper explains that Simpson can enter the Elysian Fields, but Rip will have to stay outside, as dogs are not allowed in. Angrily, Simpson takes Rip and goes on down the "Eternity Road" rather than enter the gate without his beloved dog, figuring that "Any place that's too high-falootin' for Rip is too fancy for me." Later, after stopping to rest at a log, Simpson and Rip are met by a young angel whose job is to find and bring them to Heaven, and tells them "I'm lookin' for a Hyder Simpson and a hound-dog name of Rip."

Simpson tells the angel about his experience at the first gate, commenting "Son, that'd be a Helluva place without Rip!". The angel replies "Mr. Simpson, you ain't far wrong - that IS Hell! Heaven's up yonder apiece", pointing up Eternity Road. When asked by Simpson why the gatekeeper at the gate to Hell wouldn't let him bring Rip inside with him, the angel explains that the reason Rip was not allowed in was because the dog would have been able to smell the brimstone and alerted Simpson that something was wrong. The angel goes on to say, "You see Mr. Simpson, a man, well, he'll walk right into Hell with both eyes open. But even the Devil can't fool a dog!"

The angel also tells Hyder that there'll be a raccoon hunt in Heaven that night, "right after the square dance," and assures him that his wife, who will be coming shortly, will not have any trouble with the Devil up the way.

william Cooper said...

Really great writing. Rod Serling was one of the very best.

Les F said...

Hi Bill , you shouldn't have to cough up control f your computer,so if you need walking through any particualr steps ie: posting photo's etc etc ,.then let me know what it is you would like to do & I'm sure we can figure it out, least try in anycase....We also can do this through private msg. if you like,