A schnauzer, a poodle, and a great Dane were sitting in the waiting room of a vet’s office. The poodle turned to the schnauzer and asked “why are you here?”
The schnauzer replied, “I’m 17 years old. I don’t see or hear very well. I’ve been having accidents in the house. My owner says I’m too old and sick, so he brought me here to put me down.”
The other two dogs lowered their heads on that somber note.
The poodle had to confide, “I’ve not been myself lately. I’ve been especially high strung. I’ve been barking all the time, I’ve been snapping at people and I even bit one of the neighbor’s kids. Nobody knows why this has been happening. My owner says he can’t risk me biting somebody else, so he brought
me here to be put down as well.”
The schnauzer and the great Dane shook their heads in sorrowful solidarity.
It was then that the poodle and schnauzer looked at the great Dane and asked why he was there.
“Well you see my master was in the shower yesterday,” replied the great Dane. “When she got out of the shower, she went into the bedroom and bent down to pick up something on the floor. I guess nature took over and the next thing I know I’m on top of her doing my doggy thing. I just couldn’t help myself.”
The other two dogs were stunned at the great Dane’s tale. The poodle asked, “They’re putting you down for that?”
“Oh, no,” said the great Dane. “I’m here to get my nails trimmed.”