Of course, most of the world calls today The First Day of Fall. To mark the change in seasons, I think a howling good funny story is just what the world needs right now. I found this in an old dog calendar from years ago. You'll know that it's a REALLY old story because we don't have ushers in movie theaters anymore, but here it is for your amusement:
A dog owner and his pooch were sitting in a movie theater. The dog's eyes were glued to the screen. He barked at the villains, wagged his tail to cheer on the hero, and howled at all the jokes. Noticing the dog's exuberance, an usher commented, "It's amazing, sir, how much your dog enjoyed the movie!"
The dog owner replied, "I can't figure it out, either. He hated the book!"
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Jane Hoffmann is a retired middle school teacher, professional soprano soloist and author of 31 books for teachers to use in their classrooms, as well as a devoted dog mom for over 20 years.