A betting man takes his poodle with him into a bar. Upon entering, he announces in a loud voice, "Bartender, I'll bet you a round of drinks for the house that my dog can talk."
The bartender, sure his profits are safe and happy that the poodle's owner is surely a blowhard who will be buying something for everyone in the house, says, "Ok, prove it."
The man asks the poodle, "What covers a house?" and the poodle says, "Roof!"
The man asks the poodle, "How does sandpaper feel?" and the poodle says, "Rough!"
The man asks the poodle, "Who was the greatest baseball player of all time?" and the poodle says, "Ruth!"
The man turns to the bartender and says, "I told you he could talk. I'll have a scotch. Ask the others what they'd like."
The bartender throws the man and the poodle out the door.
Sitting on the sidewalk, the poodle looks at the man and says, "Should I have said Gehrig?"