A man was walking down the road one day when he saw a sign in front of a house that read “TALKING DOG FOR SALE”.
The sign raised his curiosity, as you might exect, so he walked up the path to the house and rang the doorbell.
The owner opened the door, listened to what the man wanted and told him that the dog was in the backyard.
So, the man walked around the house into the backyard, where he saw a black mutt who was just lying there on the grass.
Not being really sure where to start and yet at the same time not wanting to appear stupid, the man decided to try and strike up a conversation with the dog, quite expecting the dog to just stare back at him, as dogs do when you talk to them.
“You talk?” the man asked.
“I sure do”, the dog replied.
“That is amazing”, the man said, “so, what’s your story?”
The dog got up, sat down on the grass, looked up at the man and related his story, all in perfect English too:
“Well, I discovered my gift of talking when I was pretty young and I wanted to help the government. So, I told the CIA about my gift and in no time they had me jetting from country to country, sitting in rooms with spies and world leaders, because no one figured a dog would be eavesdropping. I was one of their most valuable spies eight years running”.
The dog paused for breath, then continued:
“The jetting around really tired me out and I knew I wasn’t getting any younger, I figured that it was time to settle down. So, I signed up for a job at the airport to do some undercover security work, mostly wandering near suspicious characters and listening in to their conversations. I uncovered some incredible dealings there and was awarded a batch of medals. I had a wife, a mess of puppies, and now I’m just retired”.
The man was absolutely amazed at what the dog had just told him.
So he went back to the house and asked the owner how much he wanted for the dog.
The owner said, “Ten dollars”.
The man replied, “This dog is amazing. Why on earth are you selling him so cheap?”
The owner replied, “Cause he’s a liar. He didn’t really do any of that stuff”.
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