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Sniffer, the Dog

Category: Rated PG

This timely and topical tale was sent by Alice Collins.


A man had just settled into his seat next to the window on the plane when another man sat down in the aisle seat and put his Labrador Retriever in the middle seat next to the man.

The first man looks very quizzically at the dog and asks why the dog is allowed on the plane. The second man explained that he is a DEA agent and that the dog is a trained interdiction dog. “His name is Sniffer and he’s the best there is. I’ll show you once we get airborne, when I put him to work.”

The plane takes off, and once it has leveled out, the agent says: “Watch this.” He tells Sniffer to “search”. Sniffer jumps down, walks along the aisle, and finally sits very purposefully next to a woman for several seconds. Sniffer then returns to its seat and puts one paw on the agent’s arm.

The agent says, “Good boy”, and he turns to the man and says, “That woman is in possession of marijuana, so I’m making a note of her seat number and the authorities will apprehend her when we land.”

“Say, that’s pretty neat” replies the first man.

Once again, the agent sends Sniffer to search the aisles. The Lab sniffs about, sits down beside a man for a few seconds, returns to its seat, and this time, he places TWO paws on the agent’s arm.

The agent says, “That man is carrying cocaine, so again, I’m making a note of his seat number for the police.”

“I like it!” says his seat mate.

The agent then tells Sniffer to “search”, again. Sniffer walks up and down the aisles for a little while, sits down for a moment, and then comes racing back to the agent, jumps into the middle seat and proceeds to crap all over everything.

The first man is really grossed out by this behavior and can’t figure out how or why a well-trained dog would act like that, so he asks the agent, “What’s going on?”

The agent nervously replied, “Damn — He’s just found a bomb!”

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