Joke: Man Goes to the Pet Shop to Buy an Animal That Can Do Everything

Razia Meer
Jul 23, 2019
03:48 A.M.
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Many people go for exotic pets instead of the common variety, especially when they're living in small apartments that can't cater for larger animals like dogs. But the man in the joke below had a reason for wanting a different sort of pet...



man goes into a pet shop

and tells the owner that he wants to buy a pet that can do absolutely everything.

The shop owner suggests a loyal dog. The man replies, “Come on, a dog?”

Puppies in a pet store. | Source: Pexels


So the owner says, “How about a cat?” The man replies,

“No way! A cat certainly can’t do everything. I want a pet that can do everything!”

The shop owner thinks and thinks. He considers every creature great and small in his humble store, from color changing chameleon to exquisite birds of paradise.

After careful consideration, he says, “I’ve got it! A centipede!” The man says, “A centipede? I can’t imagine a centipede doing everything, but okay… I’ll try a centipede.”


He gets the centipede home and says to the centipede, “Clean the kitchen.” Thirty minutes later, he walks into the kitchen and… it’s immaculate!

All the dishes and silverware have been washed, dried, and put away, the counter-tops have been cleaned the appliances are sparkling, even the floor is waxed.

He’s absolutely amazed. He says to the centipede, “Go clean the living room.” Twenty minutes later, he walks into the living room.

The carpet has been vacuumed, the furniture dusted, the pillows on the sofa plumped, even the plants are watered. Everything looks amazingly fresh and clean.


The man thinks to himself, “This is the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen. This really is a pet that can do everything!”


So he says to the centipede,

“Run down to the corner and get me a newspaper.”

10 minutes later…no centipede.

20 minutes later…no centipede.

30 minutes later…no centipede.


By this point, the man is wondering what’s going on. The centipede should have been back in a couple of minutes. The shop isn't that far away.

45 minutes later… still no centipede!

He can’t imagine what could have happened. Did the centipede run away? Did it get run over by a car? Where is that centipede?

So he goes to the front door, opens it…and there’s the centipede sitting right outside. The man says, “Hey! I sent you down to the corner store 45 minutes ago to get me a newspaper. What’s the matter?!”

A centipede on a child's hand. | Source: Unsplash


The centipede says,

“I’m goin’! I’m goin’! I’m just puttin’ on my shoes!”


Be careful what you wish for! Share this silly joke with your friends and give them a laugh today. Laughter is the best medicine!

While most people stick to traditional pets and names, the Royal family came under fire when Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry announced the name of their first child together.

His name, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, left fans on social media perplexed as the name sounded more like a pet moniker than the name of a Royal heir to the throne, they said.


While "Harrison" sweetly means "son of Harry" and is an apt tribute to his ginger father, the child's first name is also the name of a popular red-headed comic book character.

A Twitter user named David Chalmers with a dog named Archie humorously commented

“#Archie doesn't seem too bothered that Harry and Meghan have given their baby his name. It fits someone with a regal air, who is a bit of a rascal who loves everybody and everything,' and posted a snap of their gorgeous hound.”