Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Strange Barking Dog

Merci, Sam, Marcus

Sam:  Has anyone heard the one about ... uh, no, that's not it.  I'm just supposed to ask a direct question.

Merci:  Okay.  So what do you want to ask?

Sam:  How do you keep a dog from barking in the front yard?

Marcus:  Oh, I know the answer.  That's easy.  You give him a treat. 

Merci:  No, you don't reward  him for barking in a stranger's yard.  You command him to be quiet! 

Marcus:  Jan tries that all the time with us and it doesn't work. 

Merci:  Yes, but I assumed the dog Sam asked about isn't one of us.  Sam?

Sam:  Well, no, it's not one of us. 

Merci:  See, I told you it isn't one of us.  Sam is obviously asking about how to stop a well-trained dog from barking in the front yard.

Marcus:  Yes, but why would a well-trained dog be barking in our front yard, Sam?

Sam:  How would I know?  Perhaps he's delivering a package and needs someone to sign for it.

Marcus:  A little testy, aren't we, Sam?

Sam:  Of course I'm a little testy.  I'm trying to tell a joke and you two have desiccated it. 

Marcus:  Oh, I'm sorry.  How do you stop a dog from barking in the front yard?

Sam:  You put him in the back yard. 

Marcus:  What's so funny about that?  Now you have a well-trained, strange dog barking in the back yard.

Sam:  Yes, but he's not barking in the front yard any more.

Marcus:  Jan is going to get awfully upset with you for putting a strange dog in the back yard without her permission. 

Sam:  The only strange dog in our back yard is you, Marcus! 


  1. I'll bet it works gang!

  2. We know it's not you. Look at those innocent faces
    Lily & Edward

  3. BaaaaWaaaah that is a really FUNNY joke, Marcus. We loved it.. ONCE you were finally able to get it told.
    Our mom says that a laughing child and a barking dog are Music to her ears. Just sayin.

  4. Your humor is just not getting any respect. We thought it was very funny BOL!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  5. Thanks for the laugh. You all keep us going with your jokes. Even those jokes that get spoiled give us a laugh. Hugs and nose kisses

  6. Dat's one way to do it.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

  7. Marcus there is just no way it could be you! Mol

  8. He he - good one guys. Thanks for the chuckle today.

  9. Poor Sam! WE liked your joke, if it's any consolation. :)

    And even though it was frustrating for you, we liked all the back and forth before reading the punch line.


  10. Oh Sam we just love you guys!!!
    stella rose

  11. Good one, Marcus! Happy Wednesday.

  12. You guys are so funny! We likes the way you tell jokes!

    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

  13. Bwahahaha!! So funny...we thought you were being serious...but then we remembered the title of your blog, BOL/MOL!!

    You had us fooled, the joke was on us!

  14. HAHA! You guys crack me up!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  15. MOL!
    have a great Wednesday...

    Noodle and crew

  16. Still trying t get through a joke with the peanut gallery, huh? Best of luck! And cool photo! ~Rascal and Rocco

  17. We just love your joke perseverance!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo


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