The Jeep, The Dog, The Dynamite
Posted by Bal Vallah on June 05, 1998 at 03:53:54:

A man bought a brand new Grand Cherokee for 30-some thousand dollars with $400+ dollar monthly
payments. He immediately got hold of his friend and they went to do some male bonding. They went duck
hunting...and of course, all the lakes are frozen.

The two went to the lake with the guns, the dog, the beer and of course the new vehicle. They drove
out onto the lake ice and got ready. Now, they wanted to make some kind of a natural landing area for
the ducks, something for the decoys to float on. Remember, it's all ice and in order to make a hole
large enough to look like something a wandering duck would want to fly down and land on, it is going
to take a little more effort than an ice hole drill.

So, out of the new Grand Cherokee came the new owner, the friend, the dog, and a stick of dynamite
with a short, 40-second fuse. Now these 2 Rocket Scientists did take into consideration that if they
placed the stick of dynamite on the ice at a location far from where they are standing (by the new
Grand Cherokee), they were taking the risk of slipping on the ice when they ran from the burning fuse
and could possibly go up in smoke with the resulting blast. So, they decided to light this 40-second
fuse and throw the dynamite, which is what they did.

Remember a couple of paragraphs back when I mentioned the vehicle, the beer, the guns AND THE DOG
???? Yes, the dog...a highly trained Black Lab used for retrieving, especially things thrown by the

You guessed it, Rover (who has really enjoyed this fun game before) took off at a high rate of doggy
speed on the ice and got the stick of dynamite with the burning 40 second fuse just about the time it
hit the ice, all to the woes of the 2 idiots yelling, stomping, waving arms and wondering what to do

The dog, who thought all the commotion was positive encouragement, was really thrilled, and headed
back from where it came from moments before, with the stick of dynamite, only to the mounting woes of
the 2 men who were now really waving their arms, yelling even louder and jumping higher than ever

Now one of the men decided to think (something that he had never done before this moment), and
grabbed a shotgun and shot the dog. The shotgun was loaded with #8 duck shot, hardly big enough to
stop a Black Lab on its appointed rounds. Dog stopped for a moment, slightly confused and then
continued on. Another shot...this time the dog, still standing, became really confused (and scared,
thinking these 2 Nobel Prize winners have gone insane) and took off to find cover, with the now
REALLY short fuse burning on this stick of dynamite.

The only cover nearby? Underneath the brand new Grand Cherokee, 30-some thousand dollar, $400+
monthly payment vehicle sitting on the lake ice.


The dog and the brand new, shiny, 30-some thousand dollar, $400+ monthly payment, Grand Cherokee sank
to the bottom of the lake, leaving the 2 men standing there with this "I can't believe this happened"
look on their faces.

Later, the owner of the vehicle called his insurance company which told him that sinking a vehicle in
a lake by illegal use of explosives is not covered......

.....He had yet to make the first of those $400+ a month payments.

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