A fundamentalist Christian couple felt it important to own an equally fundamentally Christian pet. So, they went shopping.
At a kennel specializing in this particular breed, they found a dog they liked quite a lot. When they asked the dog to fetch the Bible, he did it in a flash. When they instructed him to look up Psalm 23, he complied quickly, using his paws with dexterity. They were so impressed, they purchased the animal, and went home.
That night they had friends over. They were so proud of their new fundamentalist dog, they called in the dog in to show off a little.
After seeing the dog with the Bible, the friends were impressed. They asked whether the dog was also able to do any of the usual dog tricks as well. This stopped the couple cold, as they hadn’t thought about “normal” tricks.
Well, they said. “Let’s try this out.” Once more they called the dog and they clearly pronounced the command, “Heel!”
Quick as a wink, the dog jumped up, used his paw to slap the man’s forehead, closed his eyes and bowed his head.