Three handsome (male) dogs were trotting down the street when they see a beautiful female poodle. The male dogs fall all over themselves in an effort to be the one to reach her first, but they end up arriving at the same time.
The three male does are speechless with her beauty and are hoping for at least a glance from her. Aware of her effect on the three suitors, she decides to be kind and says to them:
“The first one who can use the words “liver” and “cheese” in an imaginative, intelligent sentence, can go out with me.
The muscular black labrador speaks up quickly and says:
“I love liver and cheese”.
“Oh” says the poodle, “how childish, that shows no imagination or intelligence whatsoever.”
The poodle turns to the golden retriever and says: “how well can you do?”
“Um, urr….. I hate liver and cheese” blurts out the golden retriever.
“My, my,” says the poodle, “that’s just as dumb as the labrador.” She then turns to the last of the three dogs, and says to dachshund, “well little guy, how about you?”
The dachshund gives the poodle a smile, a sly wink and turns to the labrador and the golden retriever and says:
“Liver alone, cheese mine.”
(with thanks to Weekly Times, where this was first published)