Technically, these are shaggy dogs, but what the hell..........
Roy Rogers, King of the Cowboys, also became an avid golfer, but his friends objected to him playing in cowboy boots. Roy also felt that some real spikes would help stabilize his swing and as he was a pretty fair long ball hitter, he went out and bought a new pair of Etonics which he took home and began "working over." Roy new a lot about leather of course and was treating the new shoes the same as he would Trigger's tack. When he was finished he put them out on the back porch for the night.
In the morning, Roy found the back porch completely trashed and his new golfing footwear in shreds as though they had been chewed by some animal. He and Dale knew immediately that this was the work of a rogue mountain lion that had been causing trouble for several weeks around the Double R Bar Ranch. A group of his friends gathered and after viewing the damage, set out to trap the cougar and move it to higher country.
Several hours into the search they had met with limited results. Suddenly they heard a low grumbling, growling sound. The search party stopped in their tracks and Roy told them to be very still and not say a word. One of the men saw movement and then the form of the mountain lion emerge just across the ravine from where they stood. He reached over and tapped Roy on the shoulder trying to be as quiet as possible, but Roy didn't turn around. Three attempts later, Roy finally turned looking aggravated that someone should disturb their silence. The fella slowly pointed in the direction of the cougar and then asked, "Pardon me Roy, is that the cat who chewed your new shoes?"
I have never been able to think of Chattanooga without thinking of this one. Even worse, when I first heard it, I was LIVING in Chattanooga.