I love April Fool’s Day. I’m terrible at pranks, though. I’m the person who can’t make it through the first two lines of a joke without dissolving into peals of laughter, ruining the timing and the whole thing. I’m the one hovering behind you as you’re about to sit on a whoopie cushion choking down chuckles loud enough to make it pathetically apparent something’s up. In short, I’m a terrible comedian.
After several years of decreasingly original attempts to fool my husband into thinking I’ve a) signed up for plastic surgery b) driven the car through the garage door or c) brought home a new pet, I’ve given up and instead focused on the much funnier attempts of other people. Even dog lovers have gotten in on the yukks:
Ikea’s entre into the April Tomfoolery is a doggie highchair:
The funny part is I bet I know people who would buy one. Not me, of course. Brody with food on an elevated platform? That would be a sight.
Kong’s entry from last year is awesome. I want a Douglas Fir Kong!
OK, I know this is just plain silly but it still made me laugh out loud. Dogs driving cars = hilarious.
It’s a day to be silly.
SILLY I SAY.
It’s also Kekoa’s birthday. I had NO idea! I was going through her adoption paperwork last week and I found that buried in there somewhere, which I had somehow missed before. Kekoa is nine years young! This calls for a peanut butter cupcake and a party!
I have a grab bag of random goodies here: books, toys, treats. In the comments, tell me a good joke, write a haiku in Koa’s honor, post a witty limerick: I’ll pick my favorite and give you a choice from the goodie bag!
Okay, this joke doesn’t work as well written down, but here it is:
A: Knock knock.
B: Who’s there?
A: Control freak. Now you say, “control freak who?”
Dr. V says
LOLOLOL I think my daughter tells that one every day.
It’s one of my faves (and one of the few I can remember reliably).
Jenn D. says
Kekoa is nine
Happy birthday sweet doggy
(Doesn’t all haiku end with something that makes absolutely no sense? No? That’s just me? Oops, sorry.)
Okay, how about …
Black Labradors rock!
(for the last line 🙂 )
Lisa W says
It’s the best I can do with my poor congested brain:
Beautiful black dog
Bright spring brought you to the world…
Now safe and most loved
It’s my dog’s birthday too! Happy birthday to our senior retrievers!
Whaddya get when you cross an elephant and a rhino?
‘Elle eph ino
Michelle Maskaly says
aww! That corgi is just adorable!
I just dropped off 100 pounds of dog food, cat food, litter and treats at Chain of Hope this morning, so now I’m going to say it was in Kekoa’s honor for her birthday! That makes it even better!! 🙂 Happy birthday, sweet Lickerish! You don’t look a day over 6. 😉
Actually, now that I think about it, it was well over 100 pounds. Probably 2 Kekoas worth.
Happy birthday, Koa!
The only joke I can ever remember is this:
Interupting…. MOO! (Doesn’t translate well to type, but the person telling the joke shouts moo, and interrupts. Get it? Yeah… it’s funny, really!) 🙂
Before neglected and scared
Now a happy life!
Lisa W says
What do you get when you cross Moamar Ghadaffi and a potato?
A Dictator (or should that be Dick-tater) sorry hopw that wasnt too racy.
The only other jokes I remember are from many years working at a law firm long ago:
Why do they bury lawyers 6 feet under?
Because DEEP down they are good people.
When lawyers go swimming in the ocean, why don’t the sharks eat them?
Happy April fools!
Summer T says
Pupcakes for dessert
Its my doggy’s barkday too
Peanut Butter cake
LOL! its been awhile since I’ve written a haiku! Probably high school. Happy birthday to our dogs today 😀
Caren Gittleman says
Happy Birthday Kekoa,
Your Mommy didn’t “knowa”
that today you are a year “olda”
But an angel from above “tolda”
now everybody “knowas”
Diane N says
Kekoa is love
Past, present, and the future
Nothing less, sweet dog
Georgia Jewel says
Q: why did the elephant step on the marshmallow?
A: So he wouldn’t fall in the hot chocolate
Happy Birthday, Miss Koa! Be sure to let mom know your birthstone is diamond. My birthday is tomorrow and I remind my husband of that fact every year.( mostly because he seems to ignore it)
MURIEL GOURLEZ says
HAPPY BIRTHDAY KEKOA, HOPE IT’LL BE A GREAT DAY FOR YOU. LOVE
Happy Birthday Koa!!! A few years ago I got out one of my dogs adoption papers and realized he has the same birthday as my MoosieMan, who I lost last week just shy of his 14th birthday (he was a chocolate lab) April 11th! What are the odds of that?
Here’s my (bad) joke:
A minister was asked to dinner by one of his church members. He knew she was a bad housekeeper but agreed. When he sat down at the table, he noticed that the dishes were the dirtiest that he had ever seen in his life. “Were these dishes ever washed?” he asked his hostess, running his fingers over the grit and grime. She replied,”They’re as clean as soap and water could get them”. He felt a bit uncomfortable, but blessed the food anyway and started eating. It was really delicious and he said so, despite the dirty dishes. When dinner was over, the hostess took the dishes outside and yelled, “Here Soap! Here Water!” 😀
Lisa W says
So sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts are with you.
Barbara and Daisy says
Happy Birthday Koa!
What’s a cats’ favourite holiday resort?
The Canary Isles.
Roses are red
Violets are blue
Kekoa is nine
And she is so fine!
(best I can do…never could remember a good joke and have no creativity… but happy birthday none-the-less!!)
Hawk aka BrownDog says
Hey Human! Get me that Giant Kong!
Hawk aka BrownDog
crazy wienerdog lady says
Kekoa is a beautiful black lab
who on her diet lost lost of flab
but today is her birthday so instead of her kibble
she deserves some Alaskan King Crab!
They were great video! Thank you for sharing the laughs…I think my favorite is the driver of the mail truck! Love the human giving him directions, just great! Love the two pics two – kitty looks so cute in costume (and wig!) Hope you had a wonderful April Fools’ Day! We hope you enjoy our little diddy:
ODE TO KEKOA
(as howled by the FiveSibes)
Kekoa, it’s your special day
plenty of love and kisses
are certainly coming your way!
Happy songs of birthday wishes
are heard across the land
as tasty treats fill your dishes!
There are hugs and kisses galore
and presents, treats, and toys
are definitely what’s in store!
Many happy wishes for you
Momma’s sweet Kekoa;
thanks for the love you give her too!