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Roy Rogers

Category: Rated G

This one is decades old and comes in various incarnations.


Many years ago, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans had a problem with a mountain lion. This lion had cost Roy and Dale a number of head of cattle, but what really got Roy’s attention was one night the big cat crept onto the front porch of their house and mangled Roy’s brand new cowboy boots, which had been left outside overnight. That was the final straw. Roy saddled up Trigger, called his faithful dog Bullet to his side, and rode off to find the mountain lion. He found the lion and shot it and tied the carcass across Trigger’s back for the ride home. As he rode up to the house, Dale, who was sitting on the porch, said, “Pardon me Roy, is that the cat that chewed your new shoes?”

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  1. Gerazld Crotinger

     /  August 2, 2018

    I actually heard that original broadcast on the radio. Dale was singing the song Chattanooga Choo Choo and ended with the line about the cat eating or chewing Roys new shoes (boots). Ergo, “Pardon me Roy, is that the Cat that ate your new shoes?” Or Cat that chewed your new shoes, if you prefer. I remember it as the Cat that ate your new shoes. Plus it rhymes better.

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