Tuesday, April 04, 2006
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, Cuddles discovers that she’s lost. Wandering about, she notices a leopard heading rapidly in her direction with the intention of having lunch.
The old poodle thinks, “ Oh, Oh! I’m in deep shit now!” Noticing some bones on the ground close by, she immediately settles down to chew on the bones with her 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 nearby 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 the conniving canine.” Now, the old poodles 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 her back to her attacker, pretending she hasn’t seen them yet, and just when they get close enough to hear, the old poodle says “Where’s the damned monkey? I sent him off and hour ago to bring me another leopard!”