...for with delayed gratification comes great reward.
Update: The posting of this video seems to have inspired inordinate scepticism among otherwise intelligent commenters. In the interest of providing evidence sufficient to ye of little faith, and of promoting peace in the blogosphere among Christian kin, I offer the following as a public service: The dog in the video is real. He is not a robot, as a commenter at one website speculated, nor has he been photoshopped, according to another. He has a name, Skidboot. He's an Australian cattle dog, known also as a blue-heeler, widely considered to be among the more (if not the most) intelligent of the canine family, to the extent that if he is not taught tricks and given complicated tasks to perform, his behavior tends toward destructive mischief. Sort of like people. He needs to be 'focused', as they say. Skidboot actually achieved a mini-celebrity status for his feats, being featured on TV shows ranging from Oprah and Jay Leno to Animal Planet's Most Amazing Pets (or something like that), and being invited to churches, schools, etc., to entertain the kids and put a spark back into the lives of old folks. You can watch his story here. You will recognize his owner's voice at once. The film was shot in 2006, at which time Skidboot was in the process of going blind. He passed away in 2007.
Sorry, but you doubters are going to have to make a better argument than "he's just a dog" to deny Skidboot the possibility of seeing his master in heaven.