Joke: The smartest dog

A very intellectual couple felt it important to own an equally smart pet.  So they went shopping.

At a kennel specializing in their favorite breed, they found a dog they liked quite a lot.  When they asked the dog to fetch a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon from before 1980, she did it in a flash.  When they instructed her to recite pi to 100 digits, she tapped her paw on the ground, correctly and quickly completing the sequence.   She could fetch any book from the bookshelf and passed other tests as well.

They were pleased, purchased the animal, and went home.

That night they had friends over.  They were so proud of their new brilliant dog and her skills, they called the dog in and showed her off a little.

The friends were impressed, too, and asked whether the dog was able to do any of the usual dog tricks, too.  This stopped the couple cold, since they hadn’t thought about ‘normal’ tricks.

“Well,” they said, “let’s try it out.”

Once more they called out to the dog.  The woman stood up and clearly pronounced the command: “Heel!”

Quick as a wink, the dog jumped up, put her paw on the man’s forehead, closed her eyes in concentration, and bowed her head.