Monday, September 25, 2006

Thank you

I had a GREAT weekend and as some of you know...it was my birthday yesterday. I want to thank everyone for the lovely birthday wishes & cards that you sent. This was the best birthday that I've ever had, thanks to you & to my family...I'll post pictures and tell you all about it, in another post.

I haven't been around to visit any of you all weekend, but I'll be around to catch up on my reading soon. I've just about caught up on reading my email and here's a little joke that somebody sent me...it doesn't have a title.

A woman brought a very limp duck into a veterinary surgeon. As she laid her pet on the table, the vet pulled out his stethoscope and listened to the bird's chest. After a moment or two, the vet shook his head sadly and said, I'm so sorry, your Duck has passed away."

The distressed owner wailed, "Are you sure?"

"Yes, I am sure. The duck is dead," he replied.

"How can you be so sure," she protested. "I mean, you haven't done any testing on him or anything! He might just be in a coma or something."

The vet rolled his eyes, turned around and left the room, and returned a few moments later with a black Labrador Retriever. As the duck's owner looked on in amazement, the dog stood on his hind legs, put his front paws on the examination table and sniffed the duck from top to bottom. He then looked at the vet with sad eyes and shook his head.

The vet patted the dog and took it out, and returned a few moments later with a cat. The cat jumped up on the table and also sniffed delicately at the bird from head to foot. The cat sat back on its haunches, shook its head, meowed softly and strolled out of the room.

The vet looked at the woman and said, "I'm sorry, but as I said, this is most definitely, 100% certifiably, a dead duck."

Then the vet turned to his computer terminal, hit a few keys and produced a bill, which he handed to the woman. The duck's owner, still in shock, took the bill, "$150! she cried, $150 just to tell me my duck is dead!!" The vet shrugged. "I'm sorry. If you'd taken my word for it, the bill would have been $20, but with the Lab Report and the Cat Scan, it's now $150.00."

12 comments:

Jon Cox said...

Hahahahahahaha!!!!! THATS GREAT!!! :o) Thank you so much for stopping by! I'm so glad you like my latest work & I really hope you find out who told! ;o)

Sue said...

Hi Sandy,
Cute joke!
Glad you had such a special birthday, you deserve it!
Looking forward to pics...
:-)

MrsGreenThumb said...

Belated Happy Birthday, I'm glad you had a good time visiting with the family. It's wonderful to get together for happy occasions. Isn't it nice about the new baby?

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Mrsgreenthumb...I had a GREAT TIME visiting with the family and I'm very excited about the new baby. I wish that you could have joined us.

Jon...You are such a good friend and I enjoy looking at your art...Keep up the good work.

Sue...As I told Mrsgreenthumb, I had a wonderful time visiting with the family this weekend.

Anonymous said...

ROFL!! That is so funny.

I'm glad you had a great birthday. I saw your comment on Jon's page (I know who told but if I tell you they may hurt me). lol

Anonymous said...

Hello Sandy ~ I am so glad that you had the best ever birthday. I thought you must be still celebrating. Family
get-togethers are wonderful, and I am so happy for you. Take care, my friend
Hugs, Merle.

Rachel said...

I'm so glad you had a great birthday Sandy and got to spend it with family!! Hoorah!!

Looking forward to the pictures!!

Tammy said...

hehe...I've heard that one before...still funny though!!
You've been missed but we know how busy you've been...can't wait to see the pictures!!
:-D

jellyhead said...

Sandy, I'm sorry I missed your birthday. Happy Birthday for Sunday!

Love the joke, by the way!!

Sonia said...

A Happy and Lovely Birthday Sandy! All the best to you!

Very funny the joke!

PEA said...

So glad to hear you had such a terrific birthday, you certainly deserved it!! Now I'm going to look at the pictures:-) Hugs!

Kerri said...

Sandy, an extra happy belated birthday to you!!! So sorry I missed it! Darn, I must to try to keep up with my Blogger friends better!
I'm glad you had such a fun time with all your family. I checked out the photos and it looks like a good time was had by all. You all look so happy :)
Love the dead duck joke :)