Saturday, April 12, 2014

Older AND Wiser

An old Doberman starts chasing rabbits and before long, discovers that he's lost. Wandering about, he notices a panther heading rapidly in his direction with the intention of having lunch.
The old Doberman thinks, "Oh, oh! I'm in deep trouble 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 panther is about to leap, the old Doberman exclaims loudly,
"Boy, that was one delicious panther! I wonder, if there are any more around here?"
Hearing this, the young panther halts his attack in mid-strike, a look of terror comes over him and he slinks away into the trees.
"Whew!," says the panther, "That was close! That old Doberman nearly had me!"
Meanwhile, a squirrel who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby tree, figures he can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for protection from the panther. So, off he goes.
The squirrel soon catches up with the panther, spills the beans and strikes a deal for himself with the panther.
The young panther is furious at being made a fool of and says, "Here, squirrel, hop on my back and see what's going to happen to that conniving canine!"
Now, the old Doberman sees the panther coming with the squirrel 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 Doberman says .......
"Where's that squirrel? I sent him off an hour ago to bring me another panther!"

Moral of this story...
Don't mess with the old dogs... Age and skill will always overcome youth and treachery!


At April 12, 2014 11:54 AM, Anonymous Jan said...

I heard this story as the old Poodle, but we probably travel in different dog breed circles.

At April 12, 2014 1:42 PM, Blogger cube said...

It's the internet. I'm sure a version of this tale with each breed exists in the blogosphere.

At April 13, 2014 9:58 AM, Blogger Woodsterman (Odie) said...

This old dog loved that one!

At April 13, 2014 11:56 AM, Blogger Sandee said...

Bwahahahahahahahaha. I loved this. I also linked you to my Silly Sunday. This sure qualifies.

Have a fabulous Silly Sunday. :)

At April 13, 2014 3:17 PM, Blogger Robin said...

And that's how one gets to be the Old Dog:D

At April 13, 2014 3:37 PM, Blogger cube said...

Woodestermna (Odie): Wise & crafty wins the day every day.

At April 13, 2014 3:43 PM, Blogger cube said...

Sandee: I'm happy to give you a giggle on a Silly Sunday. Thanks for the link.

At April 13, 2014 3:46 PM, Blogger cube said...

Robin: It never hurts to be wise, dog or human. Remember John Wayne's quote: “Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.”

At April 14, 2014 7:17 AM, Blogger Granny Annie said...

I only know it is wonderful being an old dog.

At April 14, 2014 2:26 PM, Blogger cube said...

Granny Annie: Young, middle, or old... it's all good.

At April 23, 2014 6:08 PM, Blogger J.L. Campbell said...

That was a good one. First time coming across this joke.

At April 23, 2014 7:32 PM, Blogger cube said...

J.L.Campbell: Glad you liked it.


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