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An old man and his dog were walking down this dirt road with fences on both sides,
they came to a gate in the fence and looked in,
it had nice grassy, woody areas,
just what a 'huntin' dog and man would like,
but, it had a sign saying 'No Trespassing' so they walked on.
They came to a beautiful gate with a person in white robes standing there.

"Mr. Boots"

Although you were not a Briard
you have earned your place on the Rainbow Bridge for Briards.
If it had not been for your love and loyalty during the loss of our son,
we would never have made it without you.
You truly have the heart of a Briard......

Siggi and Joe Wimmer

"Welcome to Heaven" he said.
The old man was happy and started in with his dog folowing him.
The gatekeeper stopped him.
"Dogs aren't allowed,
I'm sorry but he can't come with you."
"What kind of Heaven won't allow dogs?
If He can't come in,
then I will stay out with him.
He's been my faithful companion all his life,
I can't desert him now."
"Suit yourself, but I have to warn you,
the Devil's on this road
and he'll try to sweet talk you into his area,
he'll promise you anything, but, the dog can't go there either.
If you won't leave the dog, you'll spend Eternity on this road."

River Forest Adina Bear
BORN: January 3, 1984
DIED: October 31, 1994

You meant so much to Mr. Boots after the loss of our son
that I don't think he would have survived without you
to watch after.
You, too, have earned your right on the Rainbow Bridge for Briards,
like a Briard you were a heart wrapped in fur.
You will always be fondly remembered....

Siggi and Joe Wimmer

So the old man and dog went on.
They came to a rundown fence with a gap in it,
no gate, just a hole.
Another old man was inside.
" 'Scuse me Sir, my dog and I are getting mighty tired,
mind if we come in and sit in the shade for awhile."
"Of course, there's some cold water under that tree over there.
Make yourselves comfortable."
"You're sure my dog can come in?
The man down the road said dogs weren't allowed anywhere."
"Would you come in if you had to leave the dog?"
"No sir, that's why I didn't go to Heaven,
he said the dog couldn't come in.
We'll be spending Eternity on this road,
and a glass of cold water and some shade would be mighty fine right about now.
But, I won't come in if my buddy here can't come too, and that's final."


Cloud Cap's Ain't She SWEET Candy
BORN: April 7, 1981
DIED: August 7, 1992

The man smiled a big smile and said,
"Welcome to Heaven."
"You mean this is Heaven?
Dogs ARE allowed?
How come that fellow down the road said they weren't?"
"That was the Devil
and he gets all the people who are willing
to give up a lifelong companion for a comfortable place to stay.
They soon find out their mistake, but, then it's too late.
The dogs come here, the fickle people stay there.
GOD wouldn't allow dogs to be banned from Heaven.
After all, HE created them to be man's companions in life,
why would he separate them in death?"

River Forest Arnold Aardvark
BORN: January 3, 1984
DIED: October 31, 1994

Tanya, you were our first Briard.
You were the sweetest, bravest, most loving girl.
Arnold, you were named after my sweetest gramps
who instilled in me love for all "God's creatures".
All of you, Mr. Boots, Chelsea, Tanya, and Arnold, are missed and loved.
You will never leave us, we feel your presence often.
It is as though you know when we most miss you
or need your continued presence....

Siggi, Joe, Laurie and the Grandkids, and all who knew you.
You were our friends and Guardian Angels.

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