Poke a stick at
Three mates, John, Mike and Frank with their pig dogs are out in the bush before daylight one morning when they start boasting of their own dog's ability to find pigs. The "discussion" was starting to get a bit overboard when John said," Let's decide this once and for all. We will send the dogs out one at a time and we'll see which dog finds the most pigs”. The other two agreed and so John sent out his dog Jess to find some pigs.
She was away about half an hour when barking started and soon she was found in a dry creek bed hanging off the ear of a big old sow (female pig). They released the pig from her and away she went again. Time went by and soon Jess returned to the vehicle.
Mike said, "Well, she only found the one pig. I bet mine can find more”. So off went Mikes dog Max. It was only ten minutes later when they could hear Max barking and off they went to find him to see how many pigs he had found.
They found him in a dead end washout with three pigs bailed up.
"I told you he would find more pigs than your dogs" Mike said.
As the sun started to creep over the hills the Frank strapped the chest plate on his dog Sonny and sent him on his way. They watched as he headed straight for a thick clump of lantana bushes about a kilometre away. He went straight in and within five minutes came running out of the bushes with a stick in his mouth, growling and shaking the stick.
John and Mike couldn't stop laughing at the antics of Sonny.
Frank said, "What are you two laughing at?"
"Well" said John, "He never found a pig, did he, just a stick"
"What do you mean he didn't find a pig? You stupid lumps can't read dog lingo" replied Frank
"What do you mean 'dog lingo?” both John and Mike asked.
"He is telling us that there are more pigs in them bushes than you can poke a stick at!"