Fortunately, a local farmer saw what happened and came to help with his big strong horse named Buddy.
The farmer hitched Buddy up to the car and yelled, “Pull, Nellie, pull!”
Buddy didn’t move.
Then the farmer hollered, “Pull, Buster, pull!”
Buddy didn’t respond.
Once more the farmer commanded, “Pull, Cocoa, pull!”
Nothing. Buddy just stood there.
Then the farmer nonchalantly said, “Pull, Buddy, pull!”
The horse pulled, the harness tightened, and he easily dragged the car out of the ditch.
The motorist was most appreciative but also very curious.
He asked the farmer why he called his horse by the wrong name three times.
The farmer said, “Oh that”. “Buddy is blind and if he thought he was the only one pulling, he wouldn’t even try!”
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