Smorgasbord Laughter Lines Extra – Host Sally Cronin – Funeral wishes, 2 second dogs and Benny’s dilemma

Something to get your weekend started with some

And a shaggy dog story….Poor Benny.

A pub landlord was the proud owner of a little terrier called Benny who was loved by all his regulars. Benny would leap up on the bar and do tricks and dance to music on the jukebox making people laugh and more importantly buy more drinks. When Benny was 14 he sadly died and his owner was devastated. He wanted to keep a memento so he cut Benny’s tail off, put it in a glass frame and hung it on the wall behind the bar.

Benny in the meantime had got up to heaven and found himself in front of the pearly gates. Gabriel was on duty and being a dog lover was most welcoming. However, he told Benny that he would be unable to come into heaven because he was not perfect.

“Perfect” said Benny “I have loved my master loyally, entertained his guests and made them laugh, how am I not perfect?”

“Well” said Gabriel, “You have no tail and the only way for you to get in here is to go back to earth and get it and if you want to do that I will give you until tomorrow morning before shutting the gate for ever.”

Benny immediately rushed back down to earth but it was midnight and the pub was shut. He did not have time to wait for it to open in the morning so he scratched at the door and howled under his master’s bedroom window.

The door flew open and his master stood on the doorstep in his pyjamas. “Benny, Benny what are you doing here, you’re dead!” He exclaimed more astonished than terrified.

Benny explained the situation and begged his master to stick his tail back on so that he could get into heaven.

“Oh Benny, I wish I could but you know I would lose my licence, I cannot under any circumstances, retail spirits after 11.O’Clock.

Thanks for dropping in today .. have a good weekend Sally

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About Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.

My name is Sally Cronin and I am doing what I love.. Writing. Books, short stories, Haiku and blog posts. My previous jobs are only relevant in as much as they have gifted me with a wonderful filing cabinet of memories and experiences which are very useful when putting pen to paper. I move between non-fiction health books and posts and fairy stories, romance and humour. I love variety which is why I called my blog Smorgasbord Invitation and you will find a wide range of subjects. You can find the whole story here. Find out more at

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