A dog walks into a butcher shop with a purse tied round his neck. He walks up to the meat counter and calmly sits there until it’s his turn to be served. A man, who is already in the butcher shop, finished his purchase and notices the dog sitting patently.
The butcher leaned over the counter and asked the dog what it wanted today. The dog put his paw on the glass case in front of the ground beef, and the butcher said, “How many pounds today?” The dog barked twice, so the butcher made a package of two pounds of ground beef.
He then said, “Is there anything else today?” The dog again placed his paw on the glass case, this time in front of the pork chops. The butcher said, “How many would you like?” The dog barked four times. So the butcher made up a package of four pork chops.
The dog then walked around behind the counter, so the butcher could get the money out of the purse. The butcher took out the appropriate amount of money and tied the two packages of meat around the dog’s neck.
The first man who had been watching all this time, decided to follow the dog. It walked for several minutes and then trotted up to a house where it began to scratch the door to be let in.
As the owner appeared at the door, the man said to him, “That’s a really smart dog you have there.” The owner replied, “He’s not all that smart. This is the second time this week he’s forgotten his keys.”