Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Dead Duck

Most times we take action based on just one opinion but
at times, we need a second, even a third to convince us.

A woman brought a very limp duck into a veterinary surgeon.
As she lay her pet on the table, the vet pulled out his
stethoscope and listened to the bird's chest. After a moment
or two, the vet shook his head sadly and said, "I'm so sorry,
your pet has passed away."

The distressed owner wailed, "Are you sure? "Yes, I'm sure.
The duck is dead," he replied. "How can you be so sure", she
protested. "I mean, you haven't done any testing on him or
anything. He might just be in a coma or something."

The vet rolled his eyes, turned around and left the room.
He returned a few moments later with a black Labrador Retriever.
As the duck's owner looked on in amazement, the dog stood on
his hind legs, put his front paws on the examination table and
sniffed the duck from top to bottom. He then looked at the vet
with sad eyes and shook his head.

The vet patted the dog and took it out and returned a few
moments later with a beautiful cat. The cat jumped up on the
table and also sniffed the bird from its beak to its tail and
back again. The cat sat back on its haunches, shook its head,
meowed softly, jumped down and strolled out of the room.

The vet looked at the woman and said, "I'm sorry, but as I said,
this is most definitely, 100% certifiably, a dead duck."
Then the vet turned to his computer terminal, hit a few keys,
and produced a bill, which he handed to the woman. The duck's
owner, still in shock, took the bill. "$150!" she cried.
"$150 just to tell me my duck is dead?!!"

The vet shrugged. "I'm sorry. If you'd taken my word for it,
the bill would have been $20. But what with the Lab Report and
the Cat Scan, it all adds up."

Woooof! Woof!


  1. Last line was the killer punch! LOLOL

  2. LOL. I love terrible puns. I'll bet when the owner carried her dead duck away, she was really feeling "down".

  3. LOL...the vet got to be a quack to do all those tests with a dead duck..*quack quack*

  4. And of course, the doctor just had to give her a bill.

    (I hurts...)

  5. Anonymous11:36 PM

    That's proof of another episode of pets with jobs LOL
    I guess I should start training cats n dogs... may bring in big bucks
    *Cha ching*
    *sees $$$*

  6. i just love the last line! ROFLOL...

    Chen would love this as well, having been doing all these work, haha..

  7. haha.. I am going to my Diagnostic Radiographer about this..

  8. What about a Diagnostic Radio-gopher?

  9. Anonymous2:03 AM

    LOLz the last sentence is real mean ...

  10. LB, reality hits one - the costliness of a Lab Report and a Cat Scan.

    Pandabonium, as dead as a duck? Is that what people say?

    Joe, a quack quack! haha.. quack! quack!

    MM, nothing is free - reality of life. **sigh**

  11. Zeroimpact, training your cha ching (worms)? Eewwwww..........

    YD, yeah, doc's pet subject?

    Robin, MM, I wonder what will the gopher say. hahahahah..........
    Peace. MM, you're bad!

    Slurp! the icing on the cake?