Each day a man walked into his stable to ride his horse, whose name was
John. He would call out, "Here, John," and then bridle his horse.
One day while going through this routine he said, "Here, John," and, to
his surprise, the horse turned around and spoke. He said, "All these
days you have walked in here and said, "Here, John," and I'm tired of
it!" And with that, the horse named John took off running!
Shocked, the owner took off running after the horse trying to catch it,
and so did his dog. After awhile the man became tired and stopped to
rest at the side of the road. He took out his handkerchief and wiped his
face as his dog, also breathless, sat down beside him. The man
wondered aloud, "I ain't never heard a horse talk before!"
"Me neither!" said the dog, gasping for air.