A Cowboy meets an Indian herding sheep in the Black Hills. Cowboy: 'Nice dog you got there. Mind if I speak to him?' Indian: 'Dog no talk.' Cowboy: ' Hey dog, how's it going?' Dog: 'Doin' all right.' Indian: (Look of shock!) Cowboy: 'Is this Indian your owner?' (pointing at the Indian) Dog: 'Yep.' Cowboy: 'How does he treat you?' Dog: 'Real good. He walks me twice a day, feeds me great food and takes me to the lake once a week to play.' Indian: (Look of total disbelief) Cowboy: 'Mind if I talk to your horse?' Indian: 'Horse no talk.' Cowboy: 'Hey horse, how's it going?' Horse: 'Cool.' Indian: (Extreme look of shock!) Cowboy: 'Is this your owner?' (pointing to the Indian) Horse: 'Yep.' Cowboy: 'How's he treating you?' Horse: 'Pretty good, thanks for asking. He rides me, brushes me down often, and keeps me in a lean-to to protect me from the weather.' Indian: (Look of total amazement) Cowboy: 'Mind if I talk to your sheep?' Indian: 'Sheep lie.'