(Weird high voice) "I'm missing a shoe." announced the Princess. "Have any of you guys seen my shoe?"
(Feline voice) "No." said the cat.
(Dopey voice) "Nope. No sir. Huh, nope, a-huh, nope, nope, no, ah-huh, nope." said the bunny.
(Formal voice) "No ma'am, I'm sorry to say that I haven't seen your shoe." said the very polite bear.
The Princess looked around. "Hey goat! What is that in your mouth, hm?"
(Bleaty voice) "Oh-h-h-h, nothin-n-ng." replied the goat.
"Oh, it's something, all right. Gimme. Spit it out."
"It's gu-u-um." the goat explained. "My la-a-a-ast pie-e-e-ece."
"You shouldn't be chewin' gum."
"I-i-it's no-o-ot gu-u-um." (swallowing noise) "Oops, I swa-a-allowed I-i-it."
"You know, it stays in your belly for seven years."
The goat thought long and hard about this. If gum stayed in your belly for seven years, how long would a shoe stay there?