Etchings in the Sand…

Thoughts and Photos from the Desert…

Wise Old Dogs…

I’ve never used a canned joke on this blog. But humor me just this once.(My appreciation to Isabell)

A wealthy old lady decides to go on a photo safari in Africa ,
taking her
faithful aged poodle named Cuddles, along for the company.

One day the poodle starts chasing butterflies and before long,
discovers that he’s lost.. Wandering about, he notices a leopard
rapidly in his direction with the intention of having lunch.

The old poodle thinks, ‘Oh, oh! I’m in deep doo-doo now!’ Noticing
bones on the ground close by, he immediately settles down to chew
on the
bones with his back to the approaching cat. Just as the leopard is
about to
leap the old poodle exclaims loudly, ‘Boy, that was one delicious
leopard! I
wonder if there are any more around here?’

Hearing this, the young leopard halts his attack in mid-strike, a
look of
terror comes over him and he slinks away into the trees. ‘Whew!’,
says the
leopard, ‘That was close! That old poodle nearly had me!’

Meanwhile, a monkey who had been watching the whole scene from a
tree, figures he can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for
protection from the leopard. So off he goes, but the old poodle
sees him
heading after the leopard with great speed, and figures that
something must
be up. The monkey soon catches up with the leopard, spills the
beans and
strikes a deal for himself with the leopard.

The young leopard is furious at being made a fool of and says, ‘Here,
monkey, hop on my back and see what’s going to happen to that

Now, the old poodle sees the leopard coming with the monkey on his
back and
thinks, ‘What am I going to do now?’, but instead of running, the
dog sits
down with his back to his attackers, pretending he hasn’t seen
them yet, and
just when they get close enough to hear, the old poodle says.

‘Where’s that monkey? I sent him off an hour ago to bring me another

Moral of this story….

Don’t mess with old farts…age and treachery will always overcome
youth and
skill! Smarts and brilliance only come with age and experience.


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