Friday, January 23, 2009

There's A Moral Here Somewhere

A wealthy old lady decides to go on a photo safari in Africa , taking her faithful aged poodle named Cuddles, along for the company. On one excursion, the old dog wanders after butterflies, and before long, poor Cuddles discovers that he's lost. Wandering about, he notices a leopard heading rapidly in his direction with the intention of having a doggie dinner.

The old poodle thinks, "I'm in deep crap now!" Noticing some 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 dog 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 thing nearly had me!"

Meanwhile, a monkey who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby tree, figures he can put this to good use and trade it for protection from the leopard. The monkey soon catches up with the leopard, spills the beans and strikes a deal for himself with big cat. The young leopard is furious at being made a fool of, saying, "Monkey, hop on my back and see what's going to happen to that conniving canine!"

Now, the old poodle sees the leopard coming with the monkey on his back. 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 exclaims, "Where's that damn monkey? I sent him off an hour ago to bring me another leopard!"

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