Happy Hump Day.
As usual, today I'm just offering a little something to get you over the mid-week hump and onto the downhill slope to the weekend.
I've never put together an easier post. This week I received an e-mail titled Every Cat Should Have a Dog with eighteen great cat and dog pictures, just perfect for making you smile. The only hard part was chosing which six to include here. Hope you like my selections.
Yeah, yeah, I love you, too.
No, he's mine. You can't have him.
I just love my furry hat.
This one is too perfect for words.
Bet you said "Aw."
On Friday I'll be talking a bit more about the Erma Bombeck Workshop and telling you about a terrific new blog that everyone will be able to use.
And here's your...
Groaner of the Day: (It's a long one today since this post was mostly pictures.)
Once there was a circus that boasted the great Lion Tamer. The grand finale of his act included placing his head in a lion's mouth.
Unfortunately, the circus was losing money and could not afford to keep all the animals. Finally the lions were sold to cut expenses but the owner hated to fire the Lion Tamer so he made this offer...
"Your lions are gone but if you can come up with an act with what we have left, you've got a job."
"Well, I do need a job," the Lion Tamer said. "What animals do you have left?"
"Well," the owner said, "the only animal I have left is my faithful old Bassett hound. I'd never sell him!"
"I'll take him," said the Tamer.
So the Lion Tamer worked with the Bassett hound and taught him the entire lion act. The dog caught on right away, but there was a problem - no way was the Lion Tamer's head going to fit into the dog's mouth.
"My foot will fit," the Lion Tamer said, so he tried it, and sure enough the dog picked that up too.
Opening night, the Lion Tamer did the act with the Bassett hound, and the crowd loved it. They'd never seen anything like it before. At the end of the act, when the Lion Tamer put his foot into the dog's mouth, the crowd went wild.
"Encore, encore!" the crowd yelled.
Well, the Lion Tamer hadn't planned an encore, so he thought to himself, "If one foot is good, two is better."
He stuck his other foot into the dog's mouth. The two feet together were too much for the dog and he started choking and gasping, and finally out of self-preservation, he clamped his jaws shut, biting off the Lion Tamer's legs at mid-calf.
And the moral of this story....?
Don't put all your legs in one Bassett.
(Oh, I'm sorry. That really was bad.)