The rancher had been gone on his first long vacation in over twenty years. He finally got a call through to his friend and neighbor who was running the spread while he was away.
“Hey, buddy, sorry that you couldn’t get through until now. I had to buy a new charger for the cell phone you left here. Oh, by the way, I do have a little bad news. Are you sitting down? I’m sorry, but your dog has died. Yeah, he was a good dog. You’re asking how he died? Well, it might have been from eating raw meat that had gone bad. What?