playfulkitten - Funny Forwards

Interesting Funeral Procession

A woman was leaving a 7-11 with her morning coffee when she noticed a most unusual funeral procession approaching the nearby cemetery. A long black hearse was followed by a second long black hearse about 50 feet behind. Behind the second hearse was a solitary woman walking a pit bull dog on a leash. Behind her were 200 women walking single file.

The woman couldn't stand the curiosity. She respectfully approached the woman walking the dog and said, "I am so sorry for your loss, and I know now is a bad time to disturb you, but I've never seen a funeral like this. Whose funeral is it?"

The Woman replied, "Well that first hearse is for my husband."

"What happened to him?"

The Woman replied, "My dog attacked and killed him."

She inquired further, "Well, who is in the second hearse?"

The Woman answered, "My mother-in-law. She was trying to help my husband when the dog turned on her."

A poignant and thoughtful moment of silence passes between the two women.

"Can I borrow the dog?"

"Get in line."


posted by danielle:

could you change the dog from pit bull to something else? i have a pit bull and i am tired of them getting a bad rep, and this particular joke would be funny if it had some meaning. besides, a dog isn't savage by nature, it's the owners that make them that way... thanks.

posted on March 22, 2004 3:22 PM

posted by playfulkitten:

Heh, sorry. For one, this is the way I got the email, so I'd have to make a note that I'd changed it. For two, any dog that I could substitute that would make for a believable attack-and-kill dog, has at least somewhat of a "bad rep". While pit bulls seem to have one more than most, the rest of them, such as rottweilers and German shepherds (the latter of whom are only saved by the fact they're common police dogs), also have a similar "reputation".

Basically, while I agree with you that pit bulls are needlessly given a bad shake -- one of my neighbors as a kid had the absolute sweetest dog you'd ever meet, and he was a pit bull -- and that it's a lot more nurture than nature that causes mean-spirited dogs, there's not much point to changing this one. You have to admit, while it's an amusing mental picture to picture a shi-tzu attacking and killing a person, it's damned unlikely.

Nevertheless, I sincerely appreciate your taking to comment -- it means at least one person besides people who already know me, are reading stuff on my site, and that's always a bonus. Hope you have a good week!

posted on March 22, 2004 6:23 PM

posted by Kathy Carson:

Leave the pitt bull in. There is no other animal that can turn on you and attack and kill its owner for no reason. It is not it's fault - the dogs are genetic timebombs. So what to those who "have the sweetest pitt bull alive" - it could change tomorrow! Beware

posted on June 28, 2004 2:59 PM

posted by jOHNNY:



posted on August 9, 2004 6:26 AM