Fun with Fur…

Happy last, 1st Official Animal Week post!

I think we’ve done pretty well, we’ve had some laughs, made some new friends and maybe learned a thing or two and really – can you ask for anything more than that from this big blue crazy marble we all call home.

I’m not a big joke guy, rarely tell em’ –  rarely laugh at em’ …. but there’s almost always an exception and I thought this one fit the bill nicely…. enjoy.

A man runs into the vet’s office carrying his dog, screaming for help. The vet rushes him back to an examination room and has him put his dog down on the examination table. The vet examines the still, limp body and after a few moments tells the man that his dog, regrettably, is dead.

The man, clearly agitated and not willing to accept this, demands a second opinion. The vet goes into the back room and comes out with a cat and puts the cat down next to the dog’s body. The cat sniffs the body, walks from head to tail poking and sniffing the dog’s body and finally looks at the vet and meows. The vet looks at the man and says, “I’m sorry, but the cat thinks that your dog is dead too.” The man is still unwilling to accept that his dog is dead.

The vet brings in a black labrador. The lab sniffs the body, walks from head to tail, and finally looks at the vet and barks. The vet looks at the man and says, “I’m sorry, but the lab thinks your dog is dead too.”  The man, finally resigned to the diagnosis, thanks the vet and asks how much he owes.
The vet answers, “$650.”  “$650 to tell me my dog is dead?” exclaimed the man.

“Well,” the vet replies, “I would only have charged you $50 for my initial diagnosis. The additional $600 was for the cat scan and lab tests.”

In one of my earlier posts, I mentioned that I had always had dogs and therefore could not possibly be labeled a dog hater, despite my screed to the contrary.  Someone brought to my attention that in fact, she could remember a time when in fact I had no dog, only a cat with an exceptionally low hanging uterus….  I stand corrected.

To be honest cats & dog can be equally dangerous and significant threats to society. Despite the evidence to the contrary, they’re so cute and cuddly, truly project unconditional love and in umpteen tests and studies have been proven to medicinal in several cases, helping reduce stress and blood pressure in owners, increase longevity in those who’ve had heart attacks, and even relax and improve the appetites of Alzheimer’s patients. But when they go bad they go really bad…..



Have your pets, of course, but be responsible…. keep them from drugs, alcohol and gangs….. take care of them and they’ll still be the same dumb animals they’ve always been… but they’ll love you. You might also want to take into account the fact that given half a chance, and if they could figure out a way to get away with it…. your pets wouldn’t hesitate to eat you.

Have a Great Day.