An Old Hound Dog May 3, 2014Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Joke.
The old hound thinks, “Oh, oh! I’m in deep trouble now!”
Noticing some bones on the ground close by, he settles down to chew on the bones with his back to the approaching cat.
Just as the panther is about to leap, the hound exclaims, “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! That was close! That old dog nearly had me!”
Meanwhile, a squirrel watching from a nearby tree figures he can put his knowledge to good use and trade it for protection from the panther. The squirrel catches up with the panther, spills the beans, and strikes a deal for himself with the panther.
The young panther is furious at being tricked by a dog, “Here, squirrel, hop on my back and see what’s going to happen to that conniving canine!”
Now, the old hound dog sees the panther coming with the squirrel on his back and thinks, “What am I going to do now?”
Instead of running, the dog sits down with his back to his attackers, pretending he hasn’t seen them yet.
Moral of this story: Age and experience trump youth and treachery!
Aah . . . that’s better!
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