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Business offers plan for left-behind pets in rapture

Apparently the world will end Oct. 21, 2011. To prepare for the inevitability that all dogs most certainly will not go to heaven, a nationwide business will offer to take care of your pets once you've been raptured. The cost: $135 for the first pet, $20 for each additional.
BY CARRIE COPPERNOLL Staff Writer ccoppernoll@opubco.com Published: October 19, 2011
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I'm pretty sure my dogs will do the same things before and after the rapture.

One will be napping and the other will be trying to sneak off to chew one of my shoes.

I'm not sure how the rapture would go down, but I imagine rivers of lava dotted with drifting boulders. My old dog would be asleep on his dog bed on one of those boulders. The young dog would leapfrog away with one of my flip-flops in her mouth.

I guess that's what they'll be doing Saturday morning.

The world's ending Friday, you know. True story.

California radio evangelist Harold Camping says the world will end Oct. 21, 2011.

Camping is a well-known doomsday predictor.

Because he's made so many doomsday predictions.

He most recently said Judgment Day was coming May 21, 2011, but he was wrong on that. He forgot to carry the one or find the square root of crazy or something like that. There were also a couple of other times he said the world would end, but this time, Judgment Day is for real. Probably.

So, if the world ends, what will happen to our pets?

I need a practical solution for the rapture. The best plan I had was to leave a big pile of food like you would for the hamster in your kid's third-grade classroom during Fall Break.

Enter Eternal Earth-Bound Pets.

For $135, a sworn atheist will come to your house, pick up your dogs and look after them if you just happen to be sucked up into heaven, said co-founder Bart Centre, who lives in New Hampshire. The pet service is offered in about half of the states, including lucky Oklahoma. Maybe there aren't any atheists in Delaware.

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