The Price of Second Opinions.......

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Aug 5, 2003
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Dead parrot
A woman brought a very limp parrot into a veterinary
hospital. As she lay her pet on the table, the vet
pulled out his stethoscope and listened to the bird's
After a moment or two, the vet shook his head sadly
and said, " I'm so sorry, Polly has passed away."

The distressed owner wailed, "are you sure? I mean,
you haven't done any testing on him or anything. He
might just be in a coma or something."

The Vet rolled his eyes, shrugged, turned and left the
room returning moments later with a beautiful black
Labrador. As the bird's owner looked on in amazement,
the dog stood on his hind legs, put his front paws on
the examination table and sniffed the dead parrot from
top to bottom. He then looked at the vet with sad eyes
and shook his head. The vet then led the dog out, but
returned a few moments later with a cat. The cat
jumped up and also sniffed delicately at the ex-bird.
The cat sat back, shook it's head, meowed and ran out
of the room. The vet looked at the woman and said, "
I'm sorry, but like I said, your parrot is most
definitely, 100%, certifiably dead."

He then turned to his computer terminal, hit a few
keys and produced a bill which he handed to the woman.
The parrot's owner, still in shock, took the bill.

"$150.! " she cried. "$150. just to tell me that my
bird is dead?!"

The vet shrugged, "If you'd taken my word for it, the
bill would only have been $20. But with the Lab report
and the Cat Scan...what did you expect?
;) ;) Very good


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