Because of that, it brought to my attention that I have several other McManus books that I haven't read yet. How can this be you ask? I have something like three shelves of the bookcase full of books that my wife has read, but I haven't. Obviously I'm a slow reader, or she's reading while I'm watching TV (which is more likely). Behind the pile on the top shelf were several McManus books, so I took one out and put it on the window sill in the bathroom for future perusal.
Now you can't tell me that every man out there (and some/most women) doesn't have something to read while they are doing their business. Well, this particular book is Kerplunk. Most of you have probably already read it and the chapter I'm on is "Silent but deadly".
Like McManus says in the book, dog flatulence is a crude topic, but as I'm reading the part about the pheasant hunters driving over the speed limit with the heads of the dogs hanging out the window as well as the hunters, I'm laughing so hard at the mental image that I almost fell off the, well can. Then he goes into the part about Strange (his dog) and the turkey gravy and I'm roaring with laughter. It's the little hairy Zeppelin comment that really sets me off.
Now anyone that has or has had a dog knows how bad this can be. What it brought to mind and I don't like to speak ill of the dead, was Smudge. You remember our baby kitty we lost last year.
Well this brings me to the part about the book that made me laugh so hard. Even though the book was about a dog, if you've never experienced cat flatulence, let me tell you it's worse than a dog and Smudge, bless his little gray kitty heart, was a pro. He could clear a room in less that 15 seconds. The thing is, we never experienced such a thing until we got Smudge.
Jeff Foxworthy says that you can say anything about anyone and if you add "Bless their heart" it makes it OK. So Smudge, "bless your heart" you were a little stinker.
I'm sure there is more good stuff to come in this and his other books, but if you've never read his books, do so, you won't be disappointed.
I hope I didn't offend anyone with this post, but if I did remember flatulence is a fact of life. After all how many of you guys out there stuck a match by your butt and cut one?