A rich man wanted to give his wife a surprise for her birthday, so he went around town, inviting his friends and relatives to attend a sumptuous banquet in her honour at his house. His dog got wind of this and considered it would do no harm if he invited one of his friends to join him at the feast.
Dogs are always hungry and they’re always on the look-out for a free meal, and this dog’s friend was no different, so he had no qualms about accepting the invitation. He turned up early that evening, and observed the cooks hard at work preparing the various dishes. He really thought this was his lucky day and looked forward to stuffing himself so that he wouldn’t feel hungry for two or three days at least. He got so excited that he raised his tail, and wagged it vigorously.
One of the cooks saw the wagging tail sticking up over the pots and pans, and became very annoyed at seeing a stray dog wondering around in the kitchen. He caught the dog by its wagging tail, and after swirling it around a couple of times, threw it with all his might out of the open window. The dog came down hard against a wall, and howled away. He was still limping when he met some of his friends down the road. “I thought you were going out to a great dinner party tonight, but you look rather worse for wear”, said one of his friends, “whatever happened?”
The limping dog shook his head. “I had a fantastic time, I think”, he said “The wine flowed freely all night long and I must have drunk rather more than is good for me. I can’t for the life of me remember how I got out of there!”