Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Spare The Rod

He Can’t Catch Haddock, He Can’t Catch Cod

A Croatian fisherman is selling his pet dog because it keeps catching more fish than him. Slobodan Paparella is fed up with being embarrassed in front of his fishing pals. He said that most days when he went fishing he would catch only the odd fish, but his Irish setter Lipi would jump into the water and catch dozens of fish. Paparella said the last straw was when he hooked a 6.8kg fish, but lost it at the last second - only to see Lipi jump in and catch it.

FOOTNOTE: Dog gone.


Epijunky said...

Oh come ON... He can't get rid of the dog!!!

Heck, I'll take him, I can't catch a fish to save my life. One day I'll post a pic of myself with the prized three inch bluegill I *caught* (out of a seriously stocked pond) last summer.

Kimberly said...

Oh my. The male ego is a facinating, fragile thing at times, isn't it?

Hammer said...

I'm wondering.. does the dog sell the fish and have more money than his owner?

Jo said...

Good doggie! I bet the big babyhead can't catch any fish b/c he's stomping around tantrumming.

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

My husband should take the dog...he could use a partner that will actually bring home some fish. I used to tease him terribly...hours spent fishing and nothing to show for it. I'd tell our kids to take him to the supermarket and throw a frozen trout at him just so he could honestly say he'd "caught a fish". (Don't worry - it was all in good fun. He's lived with me long enough not to take offense. lol).

By the way, found your blog via a comment you'd left on my aunt's blog (Sandi @ Holding Patterns).


missburrows said...

Isn't this a little like cutting off your nose to spite your face? He had free fish catching labor.

Neva said...

wow, go figure! A dog that can fish.

david mcmahon said...

Hi Epijunky,

I'm with you on that one. He cannot get rid of the dawg.

Let me know when you post the picture with the bluegill!!

Keep smiling


david mcmahon said...

HI Kimberly,

At times? Ha-ha!!!

Keep smiling


david mcmahon said...


Great to see you in Bloglnd again. Hope you;re fully recovered. Mate, as you always do, I think you've gone straight to the main issue at stake!

Keep smiling


david mcmahon said...

Hi Jo,

Yep, I'd say the serial tantrums are a big factor.

Keep smiling


david mcmahon said...

Hi Kari,

What an honour to welcome you here. Er, if you do find someone to teach your husband how to fish, could that person teach me as well!!

I chuckled at the supermarket quip, too!!

Keep smiling


david mcmahon said...

Hi MissBurrows,

Yep, you and Hammer have sorted this issue out perfectly.

He's a dummy, this fisherman. He's selling his golden goose, er, dog!!

Keep smiling


david mcmahon said...

Hi Neva,

You've changed your picture! See, I noticed!

I want to know if I can borrow the hound for my next fishing trip!

Keep smiling


Sandi McBride said...

I'm sure this dog has no shortage of here's another one to add to the list...heck, I'd even pay his passage!

Jeff B said...

This reminds me of fishing with my brother Gene. I swear he could catch fish out of a bath tub!

Celebration of Life said...

Hi David! Come back to my blog and explain to us Yanks what Darjing tea is! lol

Bubba's Sis said...

OMG - that is too funny! Shown up by his dog!

I'll take the dog!

Corey~living and loving said...

What a poor spot...I mean sport. :)

Have a great day David!

Jeni said...

Come by my place David - pick up your scepter and take home another award I have given you tonight. One that already has been deemed by several other bloggers as something of which you are definitely most deserving.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Was the chap 'Cat Fishing'?

Merisi said...

Strange guy,
I would love such a clever doggie!
Mine only waddle into the water to surf. ;-)

lettuce said...

well for goodness' sake. silly man.

i love your cherub cheek post.

**"Liza"** said...

lol..that is a funny story..I'll buy the dog if he sell it on me..;)

Lee said...

That guy has ego problems. Wonder what his marriage is like...if he has one.


Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

Have you ever seen a "dogfish"...

edmundnesbitt said...

hello Uncle David! Mummy has told me about you! I laughed when I read this story. Me, being an explorer often have to fish. I wonder if I will catch many fish in Norway?
I have joined in ABC Wednesday. Hope you can check out my new blog cos you may give me some tips.
Thanks Uncle David.
Hope Jack is doing well.

Edmund (the explorer) nesbitt