The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Sept. 12/2020

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “collar.” Use it as a verb, a noun, or metaphorically. Bonus points for using it in all three ways! Enjoy!

The first thing that came to mind was a joke, which I shall happily share, though I might not get the punch line exactly right.

Old Ma Perkins was lonely and bought herself two budgerigars for company, thinking they were both female.
When she came down one morning and found one mating with the other, she was embarrassed and decided to put a piece of cotton round the male’s neck so that she could distinguish the two.
A week later the vicar came for tea, and the male bird eyed him up through the cage.
Seeing his dog clerical collar, it said
‘I see she caught you at it too.’

Update: here n the UK we call a clerical collar a dog collar. Apologies for confusion.
No good at punchlines!!!

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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18 Responses to The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Sept. 12/2020

  1. trishsplace says:

    😜 I don’t get it. But that could just be me.

  2. willowdot21 says:

    Oh! Di, I love it, so funny 🤭💜💜💜

  3. Sadje says:

    Haha! Good one.

  4. I understood your joke and thought it was real funny, but I had no idea what a budgerigar was till i looked that up.

    • It was my first pet. I had a green and black male called Whistler that used to sing along when I played the piano (or maybe he was telling me to stop!) Dad found him on the bottom of the cage one morning slightly dazed so dosed him up with homemade blackberry wine. Whistler couldn’t perch so Dad took him to the vet who announced the bird was drunk!! Turned out he’d had a stroke and would never perch or fly again, so an extra sniff of the hard stuff and he went to his maker a happy budgie. He was about 10 I think (working it out by the houses we lived in). Do you not have them in the US, or do you call them something else?

  5. ghostmmnc says:

    Good joke! I think I get it … the vicar wears a clerical collar, and the birds thinks he’s been caught engaging in some hanky panky, too. haha! 🙂

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