Hi, I'm Bo Lumpkin and I've been thinkin'.
We had a little catastrophe in Gatorhead the other day. Old Hoss, Burt's horse fell in an old abandoned well. Ya'll probably know Hoss from his comics with Sarge. Burt thinks a lot of Old Hoss but he figured that he was probably hurt and would have to be put down anyway so he called a bunch of us together and said he felt the most humane thing to do was to just go ahead and bury Old Hoss in the well.
Someone asked him if he planned on shootin' Old Hoss to make sure he didn't suffer but Burt said he just didn't have the heart to do it. He figured he would just go ahead and bury him. None of the rest of us had much of a heart to shoot him either, what with him bein' retired from the fire department and all so we all said we'd pitch in to help fill the well as quick as possible.
We all began shovelin' dirt in that old well and we could hear Hoss just shake every time a a shovel full of dirt landed on his back. Hoss didn't seem to be too awful scared and someone shined a light down the well to see what was goin' on down there.
We was all surprised to see every time a shovel full of dirt would land on the back of Hoss he would just shake it off and step up, shake it off and step up. He did that until the well was full and he just stepped right out of that well, shook off what dirt was left and went over to the water trough and got a drink.
I'm Bo Lumpkin and I've been thinkin, if we would handle the dirt that gets throwed at us like Old Hoss, just shake it off and step up, we wouldn't be nearly as likely to be buried under our problems.
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