A butcher is working, and really busy. He notices a dog in his shop and
shoos him away. Later, he notices the dog is back again.
He walks over to the dog, and notices the dog has a note in his mouth. The
butcher takes the note, and it reads, "I'd like to have 12 sausages and a leg of
The butcher looks again, and lo and behold, there's a small purse attached to dog's collar.
In the purse is a twenty dollar bill. So the butcher takes the money, and puts the sausages
with the leg of lamb in a bag. Then he places the change in the purse on the dogs collar, and hands the
bag to the dog; which the dog carries in his mouth.
The butcher is very impressed, and since it's closing time, he decides to
close-up shop and follow the dog. So, off he goes.
The dog is walking down the sidewalk and comes to a street crossing. The dog puts
down the bag, jumps up and presses the crossing button. Then he waits
patiently, with the bag in his mouth, for the lights to change. It does, and he walks
across the street, with the butcher following.
The dog then comes to a bus stop, and starts looking at the bus schedule times. The
butcher is in awe at this stage. The dog then sits-down on
one of the benches to wait for the bus.
Along comes a bus. The dog goes and looks at the bus number, sees that it's the
right bus, and climbs onboard. Then the dog pauses by the bus driver, so he can
take the bus fare from the dogs collar-purse. The butcher, by now open-mouthed, follows him
onto the bus.
The bus travels through town and out to the suburbs. Eventually the dog
gets up, moves to the front of the bus, puts down the bag, and barks twice, to tell the bus driver to stop.
The dog picks up the bag of meat, gets off the bus, and the butcher follows the dog.
They both walk down the suburban street, until the dog eventually approaches a house. The dog walks up the
sidewalk, and drops the bag of meat on the front porch. Then he walks back out towards the
street, takes a long run down the sidewalk, and throws himself -whap!- against the front door. He goes
back down the sidewalk, takes another run, and throws himself -whap!- against
the door again!
There's no answer at the front door, so the dog goes back down the sidewalk, jumps up
on a narrow wall, and walks along the perimeter yard and garden. When the dog gets to a
window, he bangs his head against it several times. He walks back, jumps
off the wall, and waits at the front door. The butcher watches as a large man opens
the front door, and then starts yelling at the dog.
The butcher runs up and stops the guy. "What on earth are you doing? This
dog is a genius, says the butcher. The dog is smart enough to be on TV, for goodness sake!"
To which the guy responds, "smart, my foot. This is the second time this
week he's forgotten his key!"
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