They Hunt Truffles, Don’t They?

“I’m going to get one of those truffle-hunting dogs.”

“I thought they use pigs to hunt truffles.”

“I’ve seen dogs do it.”


“Some dogs. Dogs with good noses.”

“Dogs with pig noses?”

“I don’t know about that.”

“Some people use dogs to hunt truffles.”

“Dogs don’t eat truffles.”

“Pigs eat truffles?”

“Pigs love truffles. You know how we like bacon? That’s how pigs like truffles.”

“So truffles are bacon for pigs.”


“Dogs like bacon.”

“Most do.”

“They use dogs to hunt corpses.”

“Yes, they do.”

“I saw that on TV. I don’t know it for a fact.”

“What is a truffle anyway?”

“It’s an edible fungus.”

“Edible fungus?”

“Like a mushroom.”

“You can eat fungus?”

“You can eat mushrooms.”

“I don’t like mushrooms.”

“There’s all kinds of mushrooms.”

“I don’t like the kind they put on pizza.”

“I don’t like those myself.”

“What kind of mushrooms do you like?”

“Shiitake. Porcini. Crimini.”

“Those are funny words.”

“They are.”

“I don’t think I’ve ever had one of those.”

“Probably not.”

“They don’t put them on pizza.”

“Not commonly.”

“What’s that dog doing?”

“What dog?”

“That dog over there. Across the street.”

“I don’t know.”

“It looks like he’s staring at us.”

“Maybe he’s staring at you.”

“Why is he just sitting there?”

“He’s probably getting ready to take a shit.”

“Why is he staring at us?”

“Why don’t you go over there and ask him?”

“Oh, look. You were right.”