How Many Dogs Does It Take to Change a Lightbulb?

In a recent survey, dogs of various breeds were asked about changing lightbulbs. The results were hermetically sealed inside a mayonnaise jar on Funk & Wagnall’s back porch, but this intrepid reporter has gained access. The dogs’ answers, shown below, may or may not surprise you.

Golden Retriever: The sun is shining, the day is young, we’ve got our whole lives ahead of us, and you’re inside worrying about a stupid burned out bulb?


Border Collie: Just one. And then I’ll replace any wiring that’s not up to code.


Dachshund: You know I can’t reach that stupid lamp!


 Rottweiler: Make me.


Boxer: Who cares? I can still play with my squeaky toys in the dark.


 Lab: Oh, me, me!!!!! Pleeeeeeeeeze let me change the light bulb! Can I? Can I? Huh? Huh? Huh? Can I? Pleeeeeeeeeze, please, please, please!

German Shepherd: I’ll change it as soon as I’ve led these people from the dark, checked to make sure I haven’t missed any, and make just one more perimeter patrol to see that no one has tried to take advantage of the situation.


Jack Russell Terrier: I’ll just pop it in while I’m bouncing off the walls and furniture.


Old English Sheep Dog: Light bulb? I’m sorry, but I don’t see a light bulb!


 Cocker Spaniel: Why change it? I can still pee on the carpet in the dark.


Chihuahua: Yo quiero Taco Bulb. Or “We don’t need no stinking light bulb.”


Greyhound: It isn’t moving. Who cares?


Australian Shepherd: First, I’ll put all the light bulbs in a little circle…


Poodle: I’ll just blow in the Border Collie’s ear and he’ll do it. By the time he finishes rewiring the house, my nails will be dry.

 When the same question was asked of cats, the researchers got quite a different response:

“Cats do not change light bulbs. People change light bulbs. So, the real question is: ‘How long will it be before I can expect some light, some dinner, and a massage?’ ”




Hope that added a smile to your day.

Until next time,

Good day, and good dog!

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