An Irishman decided to take a climbing vacation, so he flew to Europe and hired a guide. Returning from their first ascent, they were pinned and nearly buried by a shallow avalanche. The Irishman called for help and the guide replied that they would be alright because help was on it's way. The guide shouted "Here comes man's best friend!" and pointed to the keg-collared St Bernard running up the slope. The Irishman looked and shouted, "And look at the size of the dog that's bringing it!"

Dale B. Dalrymple