When the Telephone Rings the Dog Moans

This demonstrates to us all how some problems can be fixed by pissing and moaning.

Dog on leash

Dog on leash

(Lawrence, Kansas) A Kansas farm wife called the local phone company to report her telephone failed to ring when her friends called. She also stated that when it did ring, her dog always moaned right before the phone rang.

The telephone repairman proceeded to the scene, curious to see this psychic dog or senile lady. He climbed a telephone pole, hooked in his test set, and dialed the subscriber’s house. The phone didn’t ring right away, but then the dog moaned and the telephone began to ring.

Climbing down from the pole, the telephone repairman found:

1. The dog was tied to the telephone system’s ground wire with a steel chain and collar.

2. The wire connection to the ground rod was loose.

3. The dog was receiving 90 volts of signaling current when the number was called.

4. After a couple of jolts, the dog would start moaning and then urinate.

5. The wet ground would complete the circuit, thus causing the phone to ring.

This demonstrates to us all that some problems can be fixed by pissing and moaning.
Thought you’d like to know.

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5 Comments

  1. Deborah Watford

    Sorry, but I don't find a dog getting shocked into urination every time the phone rings something that should be considered “humor.” Animal cruelty but not humor.

  2. tommylee

    What do you consider people that forget to block off electrical outlets when the kids are small and start sticking paperclips into the socket? Ignorant or humorous?

  3. walterryan

    Ahhhhhh, the world of modern technology, what can we all look forward to next?

  4. Michigan man

    And people like you are what is wrong with the US today. Everyone is way to serious and can't see the humor in anything at all.

  5. Michigan man

    And people like you are what is wrong with the US today. Everyone is way to serious and can't see the humor in anything at all.

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