A Basset walks into a butcher shop with a purse strapped around his neck. He walks up to the meat case and calmly sits there until it's his turn to be waited on. A man, who was already in the butcher shop, finished his purchase and noticed the Basset.
The butcher leaned over the counter and asked the dog what it wanted today. The Basset put its paw on the glass case in front of the ground beef, and the butcher said, "How many pounds?"
The Basset barked twice, so the butcher made a package of two pounds ground beef. He then said, "Anything else?" The Basset pointed to the pork chops, and the butcher said, "How many?" The Basset barked four times, and the butcher made up a package of four pork chops.
The Basset then walked around behind the counter, so the butcher could get at the purse. The butcher took out the appropriate amount of money and tied two packages of meat around the Basset's neck.
The man, who had been watching all of this, decided to follow the dog. It walked for several blocks and then walked up to a house where it began to scratch the door to be let in.
As the owner opened the door, the man said to the owner, "That's a really smart Basset you have there."
The owner said, "He's not really all that smart. This is the second time this week he forgot his key."