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summergirl825
12-12-2005, 09:13 AM
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 trouble 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 that conniving canine!"

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
her back to her attackers, pretending she 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 leopard!"

Moral of this story is "Don't mess with old folks...
age and treachery will always overcome youth and
skill! A sliver tongue and brilliance only come with
age and experience!