Garden Shop Dog And Advice From Mark Twain
I met this sweet little Store Dog at a local garden shop. A rerun of Ken Burns "Mark Twain" was on TV the other night, and Twain was quoted as follows:
Upon arrival [at the Pearly Gates of Heaven] do not speak to St. Peter until spoken to. It is not your place to begin.
When applying for a ticket avoid trying to make conversation. If you must talk let the weather alone. St. Peter cares not a damn for the weather.
You can ask him for his autograph--there is no harm in that--but be grateful and don't remark that it is one of the penalties of greatness. He has heard that before.
Don't try to kodak him. Hell is full of people who have made that mistake.
Leave your dog outside. Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit you would stay out, and your dog would go in.