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, "Can I have 12 sausages and a leg of lamb,
The butcher looks, and lo and behold, in the dog's mouth, there is a ten
dollar bill. So the butcher takes the money, puts the sausages and lamb
in a bag, and places it in the dog's mouth. The butcher is very impressed,
and since it's closing time, he decides to close up shop and follow the
So, off he goes. The dog is walking down the street and comes to a
crossing. The dog puts down the bag, jumps up and presses the crossing
button. Then he waits patiently, bag in mouth, for the lights to change.
They do, and he walks across the road, with the butcher following.
The dog then comes to a bus stop, and starts looking at the timetable. The
butcher is in awe at this stage. The dog checks out the times, and sits on
one of the seats to wait for the bus. Along comes a bus. The dog walks to the
front of the bus, looks at the number, and goes back to his seat. Another
bus comes. Again the dog goes and looks at the number, notices it's the
right bus, and climbs on. The butcher, by now open-mouthed, follows him
onto the bus. The bus travels thru town and out to the suburbs.
Eventually the dog gets up, moves to the front of the bus, and standing
on his hind legs, pushes the button to stop the bus. The dog gets off, groceries
still in his mouth, and the butcher still following.
They walk down the road, and the dog approaches a house. He walks up
the path, and drops the groceries on the step. Then he walks back down the
path, takes a big run, and throws himself -whap!- against the door. He goes
back down the path, takes another run, and throws himself -whap!- against
the door again!
There's no answer at the door, so the dog goes back down the path, jumps
up on a narrow wall, and walks along the perimeter of the yard. He gets
to a window, and bangs his head against it several times. He walks back,
jumps off the wall, and waits at the door. The butcher watches as a big
guy opens the door, and starts laying into the dog, really yelling at
The butcher runs up and stops the guy. "What the heck are you doing? This
dog is a genius. He could be on TV, for God's sake!"
To which the guy responds, "Clever, my ass. This is the second time this
week he's forgotten his key!"