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Monday, June 04, 2012

I'm on the porch...


~ Abbie, Sam, Sophie ~
"On the first day, God created the dog and said, "Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will give you a life span of twenty years."

The dog said, "That's a long time to be barking. How about only ten years and I'll give you back the other ten?"

And God saw it was good.

On the second day, God created the monkey and said, "Entertain people, do tricks, and make them laugh. For this, I'll give you a twenty-year life span."

The monkey said, "Monkey tricks for twenty years? That's a pretty long time to perform. How about I give you back ten like the dog did?"

And God, again, saw it was good.

On the third day, God created the cow and said, You must go into the field with the farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have calves and give milk to support the farmer's family. For this, I will give you a life span of sixty years."

The cow said, "That's kind of a tough life you want me to live for sixty years. How about twenty and I'll give back the other forty?"

And God agreed it was good.

On the fourth day, God created humans and said, "Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. For this, I'll give you twenty years." 

But the human said, "Only twenty years? Could you possibly give me my twenty, the forty the cow gave back, the ten the monkey gave back and the ten the dog gave back; that makes eighty, okay?"

"Okay," said God, "You asked for it."

So that's why for our first twenty years, we eat, sleep, play and enjoy ourselves. For the next forty years, we slave in the sun to support our family. For the next ten years, we do monkey tricks to entertain the grandchildren. And for the last ten years, we sit on the porch and bark at everyone.

Life has now been explained to you.

There is no need to thank me for this valuable information. I'm doing it as a public service. If you're looking for me, I'm on the porch. Where are you?

Blessings ~ porches ~ PORCHES ~ PoRcHeS ~ porches, use yours well and often! ~ and the person who sent this to me ~ 

16 comments:

  1. Ha-ha Cute story. There are times when I think it must surely be porchtime, but no not yet. Almost.
    I hope you are enjoying your day and feeling good enough to be in the garden or wherever. It is raining here in northern CA! Unusual and appreciated, for sure. The sound of the gentle summer rain "carries me back to VA" in memory.

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  2. Sandra, this is so wonderful, and is absolutely true for most of us. What a beautiful, insightful and happy post. For me though, dogs should live as long as us humans, when we go they go with us !!

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  3. That's hilarious! I just came in from my little garden and am settling in for a day of computer work.

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  4. Such a fun post! I even read it aloud for my husband - good one.... we are still busy with our cow years.... enjoy your porch lifE!

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  5. Okay- that was awesome!
    Unfortunately, I never got my full 20 years at the start!

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  6. Very cute post! I'm should be acting like a monkey now, but my kids have not produced any grandchildren yet. So I'm still working my tail off and would like a little porch sitting time myself!

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  7. I had no idea where this was going :D I'm in the grandparent stage right now. Pretty funny!
    Debbie

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  8. Haha! That was great! We are in the last few months of our 'cow' years, been doing 'monkey tricks' for almost 8 years and I'm lookin' forward to sittin' on the porch ~ I already know how to bark! ;~D

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  9. This is a story with a deep sense.

    I like the photo of the 3 dogs. Are they yours? They are VERY nice!

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  10. I love this!!!!... I'm slaving in the sun...

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  11. Must explain why I have been wanting so much porch time lately! Very funny, thanks for the smile.

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  12. Thanks for this funny post!!!
    I wish I could sit on the porch with you....:o)))) (no barking of course :o)) )

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  13. Ha, that was cute!

    Have a great Tuesday!
    Beth

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  14. Wonderful story, Sandra! Thanks for sharing it :)

    Sorry I've been AWOL for so long! I hope things are well for you. I love the porch picture. The dogs look quite content to bark at anyone who wanders by.

    All the best,
    Jen

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  15. *hehehahahoho* This is too cute!

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  16. Fun post. I love your furry sentinels!

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