Mushrooms n Ol Spot

I thought that this one was good enough to send your way.

A group of country friends from the�Township�Church�wanted to get together
> on a regular basis, socialize, and play�games. The lady of the house was
> to
> prepare the meal.
> �
> When it came time for Al and Janet to be the hosts -� Janet wanted to
> outdo
> all the others. So Janet decided to have�mushroom-smothered steak.
> However,
> knowing that mushrooms are so expensive, she� told her husband, 'No
> mushrooms -- they are too high.'
> �
> He said, 'Why don't you go down in the pasture and�pick some of those
> mushrooms? �There are plenty in the creek bed.'
> �
> She said, "No, some wild mushrooms are poison."
> �
> 'He said, "Well, I see varmints eating them and�they're okay."
> �
> So Janet decided to give it a try. She picked a bunch� -- washed, sliced,
> and diced them for her smothered steak. Then she went�out on the back
> porch
> and gave Ol' Spot (the yard dog) a double handful.
> �
> Ol' Spot ate every bite.
> �
> All morning long, Janet watched Ol' Spot and the wild� mushrooms didn't
> seem
> to affect him, so she decided to use them.
> �
> The meal was a great success, and Janet even hired a�helper lady from town
> to help her serve. She even had on a white apron and�a fancy little cap on
> her head.
> �
> After everyone had finished, they relaxed,�socialized, and played
> Mexican dominoes.
> About then, the helper lady from town came�in and whispered in Janet's
> ear.
> She said, 'Mrs. Williams, Ol' Spot just died.'
> �
> *Janet went into hysterics. After she finally calmed down, she called the
> doctor�and told him what had happened.
> �
> The doctor said, 'That's bad, but I think we can take�care of it. I will
> call for an ambulance and I will be there as quick as�possible. We'll give
> everyone enemas and we will pump out everyone's� stomach. Everything will
> be
> fine. Just keep them calm.'
> �
> Soon they could hear the siren as the ambulance was coming down the road.
> The EMT's & the doctor had their suitcases,�syringes, and a stomach pump.
> �
> One by one, they took each person into the bathroom,�gave them an enema,
> and
> pumped out their stomach. After the last one was finished, the doctor came
> out�and said, 'I think everything will be fine now,' and he left.
> �
> They were all looking pretty weak sitting around the�living room and about
> this time, the helper lady came in and said, 'You�know, that fellow that
> ran
> over Ol' Spot never even stopped.'
> �
> A day without sunshine is like night.

Drifting OT but I've never dared although I have tasted fresh field mushroom. Granny Westbury was supposed be good (as she was with most things growing wild) she knew where the best horse mushrooms (something I've not tasted but they sound great) were as well as how to correctly find the field type. Not through biological knowledge but through an old type of countryside knowledge I wish I had.