Funny little story

So we strolled through the National Gallery today amid throngs of schoolchildren taking guided tours of the paintings and offering astute observations about each one (very Charlotte Masonian). In one room, a guide explained this Mattia Preti work, The Marriage at Cana, to several youngsters:

 

He pointed out the dog in the left lower corner, remarking at how it stared at them from the painting. He then said, “You know, we can’t tell whether a dog is a girl or a boy just by looking at it. So can someone give me a name that would work for either?”

The first boy to speak was inaudible, but the guide’s response revealed all: “Oh no, well, you can’t very well call a dog ‘Unisex,’ now, can you?”

I’ve been cracking up all day just thinking about it.

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