A walk, a dog and a lake.

You may have heard this story, or maybe you”re in it……..

One fine day, A guy and his dog ( or at least a dog that he calls his, he never asked the dog if he was his human) go for a walk in the woods.

They come to a lake.

On the other side of the lake is another guy roasting dinner over a campfire.

How do you get to the other side of the lake?” asks our hiker with the dog.

You are on the other side of the lake!” proclaims the guy with the campfire.

 

The dog, smelling dinner, promptly jumps into the lake and handily paddles across.

I can’t swim,” laments the guy who no longer is with the dog.

A leaf is blown into the lake and it floats. And the lake says – “Build a boat.”

I don’t know how to build a boat.” whines the guy.

Should I learn to swim or learn to build a boat” — so he sits down on a rock to ponder…or to pout…..

 

The dog happily eating dinner, wags his tail. But it goes unnoticed. Dinner being finished, and his belly being full, the dog goes for a walk around the shore and discovers the guy sitting on the rock. So he sits down beside him.

 

Morning comes and the guy with the campfire wakes up and sees the dog who ate his dinner on the other side of the lake.

 

Hey, How do you get to the other side of the lake?” he asks the guy sitting on the rock beside the dog who ate his dinner.

 

You are on the other side of the lake,” answers the guy with the dog.

Big Puddle

So when he first heard this story it was in a bar, and this guy says, “So this dumb blond sees another blond across a lake an asks – ‘How do I get to the other side?’, the other blonde answers, “You are on the other side.”

The blond sitting near these jokers rolls her eyes and decides to leave this watering hole. She goes outside and meets a dog. They go for a walk.

 

We are the story telling animal. What story do you want to tell.

 

About eteal

Reverend Teal is a minister, chaplain, artist and storyteller. She specializes in the human-animal bond and all its healing aspects.
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1 Response to A walk, a dog and a lake.

  1. Ned Raven says:

    I love it when a joke I know gets turned inside out. What an inspired retelling. Next time I tell it, I’m going to continue after the original punchline myself — not only for the message, but I get TWO laughs! Many thanks for brightening my day.

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