From the Joke Collection
Meek-Sounding Man: Pardon me, do you have any raw beefsteak?
Woman: What do you need it for?
Meek-Sounding Man: Well, my wife tried to chase a dog out of our yard. She stepped on a rake and it gave her a black eye.
Woman: Oh dear! Well, ice is better for a black eye, you know.
Meek-Sounding Man: Oh, it's not for my wife. It's for the dog, bless his heart! ”
—William Meyer, St. Louis, Missouri