Cowboy Remedies (PG)
This cowboy walks into the saloon and orders a whiskey. The bartender slides it along the bar and the cowboy downs it in one gulp. Immediately he rushes back out the bar, goes to his horse, lifts its tail, and gives it a huge smacking kiss there.
He then goes back into the bar and orders another whiskey. The bartender slides it along the bar and once again the cowboy downs it in one gulp then rushes out the bar, goes to his horse, lifts its tail, and gives it a huge smacking kiss there.
He goes back into the bar and orders another whiskey. By this time there are a number of other patrons looking at him with a fair bit of interest. The bartender decides he'd better ask what's going on before the cowboy gets too drunk to answer.
"So, Cowboy, why is it that every time you order a whiskey you go out and kiss your horse on the bum?"
The Cowboy (in his best drawl) replies "Chapped lips."
The bartender says with some surprise "Oh, does that cure them?"
The cowboy says "Nope, but it sure stops me lickin' 'em".
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