Saturday, July 2, 2022

The Nine Lives Ran Out

A very traditional elderly woman was enjoying a good game of bridge with her girlfriends one evening when she realized what time it was. "Oh, no! I have to rush home and fix dinner for my husband! He's going to really ticked if it's not ready on time!" she exclaimed suddenly.

When she got home, she realized that she didn't have enough time to go to the supermarket. All she had in the cupboard was a wilted lettuce leaf, an egg, and a can of cat food. In a panic, she opened the can of cat food, stirred in the egg, and garnished it with the lettuce leaf just as her husband pulled up.

She greeted her husband and then watched in horror as he sat down to his dinner. To her surprise, the husband really enjoyed his meal. "Darling, this is the best dinner you have made for me in forty years of marriage. You can make this for me any old day."

Needless to say, every bridge night from then on, the woman made her husband the same dish. She told her bridge cronies about it and they were all horrified.

"You're going to kill him!" they exclaimed.

Two months later, her husband died.

The next time the women were playing bridge one of the cronies said, "You killed him! We told you that feeding him that cat food every week would do him in! How can you just sit there so calmly and play bridge knowing you murdered your husband?"

The wife stoically replied, "I didn't kill him. He fell off the mantel while he was cleaning himself."

~~Author Unknown~~

Five years ago: The East St. Louis Riots of 1917


  1. In all my time as a hospice nurse, I'd never heard of that one! LOL. Linda in Kansas

    1. In my experience there are an infinite number of jokes and funny stories.

  2. He must have been a very bendable guy.

  3. That is a hoot. My first husband was like that.
    (ツ) from Jenn Jilks , ON, Canada!

  4. Funny! I was waiting for the punch line. LOL

  5. That’s hilarious 🤣
    What do they do to the meat to make it “cat food” or
    “Dog food” anyway? (Akasha)

    1. I think they add different vitamins and minerals. Cats also need more protein than dogs.

  6. This is just brilliant. Thanx Kathy.

    God bless.