Hunting in the Bayous
Date: Tue, 24 May 94 21:36:19 PDT
Subject: Hunting in the Bayous
Forwarded-by: email@example.com (Henry Cate)
Old man LaFontaine was duck hunting with his new bird dog down in the Bayous
of Louisianna. His first shot brought down a large goose which landed in
the middle of a small lake. LaFontaine told the new dog to go fetch and,
to his amazement, the dog ran pitty-pat, pitty-pat, pitty-pat on TOP of the
water and brought back the goose. The man thought he was coming down with
swamp fever or something equally bad until the dog did this wonderful feat
several more times.
LaFontaine could not resist the chance to gloat over this marvelous dog and
brought his friend Couvillion hunting with him the following weekend.
Couvillion shot a Mallard and, sure enough, the dog went pity-pat, pitty-pat,
pitty-pat across the water to fetch the game. Couvillion acted as though
nothing odd had happened. LaFontaine couldn't contain himself, "Didn't you
notice anything the least bit strange about the way my dog fetched your
game?" "Sure!" answered Couvillion. "Your dumb dog can't swim!"
© 1994 Peter Langston