Young Molly asked her mum, ‘Mum, may I take the dog for a walk around the block?’ Mum replies, ‘No, because she is in heat.’
‘What’s that mean?’ asked the child.
‘Go ask your father. I think he’s in the garage.’
Molly goes to the garage and says, ‘Dad, may I take Phoebe for a walk around the block? I asked Mum, but she was in heat, and to come to you.’
Dad said, ‘Bring Phoebe over here Molly.’ He took a rag, soaked it in petrol, and scrubbed the dog’s tail end with it to disguise the scent, and said
‘OK, you can go now, but keep Phoebe on the leash and only go once around the block.’
The little girl left and returned a few minutes later with no dog on the leash. Surprised, dad asked, ‘Where’s Phoebe?’
The little girl said, ‘She ran out of petrol about half way round the block, so another dog is pushing her home.’