Editor's note: Do you need something to smile about? Every day, WND selects the best joke offered up by readers and contributors to its Laughlines forum and brings it to you as the WND Joke of the Day. Here is today's offering:
A farmer and his wife were dressed and ready to go out dancing for the evening with a couple who had just moved in down the road. They turned the answering machine on, put the cat in the back yard and waited on the neighbors to pick them up.
The neighbors arrived but as the couple opened the front door to leave, the cat scooted back into the house. That was a problem because the cat always tried to eat the parakeet. The wife went on out and got into the car while her husband went back inside to get the cat.
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The cat ran upstairs with the man in hot pursuit. A little on the paranoid side, the wife didn't want the new neighbors to know the house would be empty. She explained that her husband would be out soon. "He's just going upstairs to say good bye to my mother."
A few minutes later, the husband got into the car. "Sorry I took so long," he said as they drove away. "She was hiding under the bed. I had to poke her with a coat hanger to get her to come out. Then I had to wrap her in a blanket to keep her from scratching me while I dragged her downstairs and threw her out into the back yard!"