A guy heard that a local farmer had a blue heeler for sale that could talk. Intrigued, he drove to the farmer's house to investigate. He was met at the yard gate by a blue heeler that said, "Howdy." Astonished, the guy replied, "It's true... You can talk. Tell me about yourself." The blue heeler said, "Well, I discovered my gift of talking pretty young and I wanted to help the government, so I told the CIA about my gift, and in no time they had me jetting from country to country, sitting in rooms with spies and world leaders, because no one figured a dog would be eavesdropping. I was one of their most valuable spies eight years running. The jetting around really tired me out, and I knew I wasn't getting any younger and I wanted to settle down. So I took a job with the farmer working cattle, got married, had a mess of puppies, and now I'm just retired." The farmer came out as the dog was telling his story. When the dog finished, the guy asked the farmer what the dog was worth. The farmer said, "I'll be lucky if I can get $10 for him." The guy said, "This dog is amazing. Why on earth do you think he's only worth $10?" The farmer replied, "Because the dog is a damned liar. Just like now... He never worked for the CIA."