Dog Food - A little Friday Humor

Real Estate Sales Representative with Wyndham Vacation Ownership


Yesterday I was buying a large bag of Purina dog chow for Athena the
wonder dog at Wal-Mart and was about to check out.

A woman behind me asked if I had a dog. What did she think I had, an
elephant? So since I'm retired, with little to do, on impulse, I told her
that no, I didn't have a dog, and that I was starting the Purina Diet

Although I probably shouldn't, because I'd ended up in the hospital last
time, but that I'd lost 50 pounds before I awakened in an intensive care
ward with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms.

I told her that it was essentially a perfect diet and that the way that 
works is to load your pants pockets with Purina nuggets and simply eat one
or two every time you feel hungry and that the food is nutritionally
complete so I was going to try it again.

(I have to mention here that practically everyone in the line was by now                                 
enthralled with my story.)

Horrified , she asked if I ended up in intensive care because the dog                     
food poisoned me. I told her no; I stepped off a curb to sniff an Irish 
Setter's butt and a car hit us both.


I thought the guy behind her was going to have a heart attack, he was
laughing so hard!

WAL-MART won't let me shop there anymore!

Comments (10)

Susan Peters
Dove Realty Inc. - Seattle, WA
The Better it Looks the Better it Sells


This is a scream! I'm glad you came up with a punchline or else we'd be hearing about the new Purina Diet on every talk show in America.

Feb 29, 2008 03:56 PM
Richard Parr
ADT Security Services - Slidell, LA
Home Security Specialist - Greater New Orleans, Louisiana


I have seen it before, but I love it.  I could just picture someone really telling this story to someone in the checkout line.  Thanks for the laugh!

Feb 29, 2008 04:47 PM
Sharon Paxson
Compass - Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach Real Estate
This dog looks a lot like my irish setter - Patrick!!  I know he hasn't been in Florida!
Feb 29, 2008 05:44 PM
Danny Thornton
R & D Art - Knoxville, TN
WordPress Guru
Deserie, I am featuring this in todays edition of funnies recap. Hope you do not mind.
Mar 06, 2008 06:19 AM
Patrice Estess
PB APPRAISALS - Kerhonkson, NY
Oh my God...that is tooooo funnyyyy, I'm laughing so hard....
Mar 06, 2008 08:18 AM
Lissa Uder
RE/MAX Next Generation, LLC - Lebanon, MO
Your Lebanon MO Real Estate Agent
Oh no! I'm snorting!
Mar 06, 2008 08:58 AM
Sheron Cardin
California Moods Inc - Selma, CA
ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend!


laughing cat

I want your conversation as my ringtone! LOL!!! Are you always this funny? I am going to go check out your blog... 

Mar 07, 2008 02:31 AM
Goomzee Corporation
Goomzee Corporation - Missoula, MT

That is hilarious.  Some people are so gullible!  Including me sometimes!  I feel compelled to share my story.

My mum is from New Zealand.  When I was little (3 or so), my grandparents flew over to the States to spend a couple of months with our family.   My Grandad was sitting at the kitchen counter one morning.  I thought it would be nice to give him a handful of "dry cereal".  Well, he kept eating it, so I kept bringing him more!  Later that afternoon, my mum was filling up the cat bowl... and my grandad noticed it looked the same as what I was giving him that morning!  He said to her "Um, is that the cats food"?  She said, "Well ya, that's why I'm putting it in the cat bowl."  He said, "Oh, no wonder is tasted so strange!".  My mum was a little confused so he noted, "Erika was feeding me that this morning.  Since all the cereal over here in America has all those funky little shapes, I just figured that's what it was!"  Poor guy has never lived it down.

Mar 07, 2008 02:41 AM
Ginger S
Wilkinson & Associates, Wilmington NC - Wilmington, NC
Wilmington NC Real Estate & Relocation~

Deserie, You had me believing you really said this until I read the first comment... LOL!


Mar 07, 2008 10:40 AM
Gayle Balaban
The Best Spot Realty/Waterfront Real Estate/Ooltewah Real E - Chattanooga, TN
E. TN Waterfront Real Estate
Without a disclaimer I do believe that some of our friendly Wal Mart shopppers would try it.
Mar 07, 2008 01:16 PM