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Humor Can Be A Serious Thing. (part II)

Have you though about what could be funny?

To make it easy for you and to not disturb I’m going to give you the entire joke / story


 An older, tired-looking dog wandered into my backyard.  I could tell from his collar and well-fed belly that he had a home and was well taken care of.  I gave him a few pats and he followed me into the house, curled up in the corner and fell asleep.  An hour later, he went to the door and I let him out.  The next day he was back, walked inside the house and resumed his spot in the corner and slept for about an hour.  This continued for several weeks.  Curious, I pinned a note to his collar:  “I would like to find out who the owner of this wonderful sweet dog is and ask if you are aware that almost every afternoon your dog comes to my house for a nap.”  The next day he arrived for his nap with the following note:  “He lives in a home with six children, two under the age of three.  He’s trying to catch up on his sleep.  Can I come with him tomorrow?”

The joke is about a dog (which may of us are able to relate to) a sense of safety is part of the message of the story and no one is hurt or demeaned.I like the joke because everyone gets taken care of the dog and the people in the story all end up in a good place, who amongst us doesn’t want to find a protected place where we are safe from the demands of the world.

Oh, yes there is one other essential element in this joke/ story, there is somewhat of a surprise ending.

So next time you hear or tell a joke realize how serious a business it can be.  .😉

 Interested in your thoughts,                                                                                                    Dr.  Marty


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