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An Old Hound Dog May 3, 2014

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Joke.

Cats-eyesAn old hound dog 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 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.

Pluto-HappyWhen they get close enough to hear, the hound says, “Where’s that squirrel? I sent him off an hour ago to bring me another panther!”

Moral of this story:  Age and experience trump youth and treachery!

Aah . . . that’s better!

E-mail from unknown author (sent by Joe M.) 



1. katecrimmins - May 3, 2014

Love it! I love when age trumps sassy youth!

nrhatch - May 3, 2014

Yes! With age comes wisdom and wiles!

katecrimmins - May 3, 2014

Yes and the other w…wrinkles.

nrhatch - May 3, 2014

Those are wrinkles . . . they’re laugh lines!

2. Rainee - May 3, 2014

Good one Nancy – made me smile : )

nrhatch - May 3, 2014

Yay! Have a happy weekend filled with laughter.

3. Grannymar - May 3, 2014

I love it!

nrhatch - May 3, 2014

Ain’t nothing like an “old hound dog” with a few tricks up its sleeves.

4. Don - May 3, 2014

Great story Nancy. Loved it.

nrhatch - May 3, 2014

Glad you enjoyed, Don! Tigger would like it better if the cat had outsmarted the dog and the squirrel.

5. I am J - May 3, 2014

HaHa! I didn’t see that ending coming. Love this! I think I’ll start emphasizing the fact that I have both age and experience to my credit. It’s better than the alternative.

Most enjoyable post this Saturday morning, Nancy. Thanks, as always.

nrhatch - May 3, 2014

Thanks, J! Glad you enjoyed ~ here’s to the experience that only comes with age!

I am J - May 3, 2014

I’ll drink to that!!!

nrhatch - May 3, 2014


6. diannegray - May 3, 2014

LOL! I just love it, Nancy – well done! 😀

nrhatch - May 3, 2014

There ain’t nuthin’ like a hound dog!

7. Kate @ Did That Just Happen? - May 3, 2014

Okay, that was an awesome story to teach wisdom!! Loved it!

nrhatch - May 3, 2014

Glad you enjoyed, Kate. Hope you’re having fun weeding out the “smiles” from the “frowns.”

8. Jill Weatherholt - May 3, 2014

Great job, Nancy! There are too many squirrels anyway!

nrhatch - May 3, 2014

Tigger agrees! Whenever he sees a squirrel, he chases it away.

9. Three Well Beings - May 4, 2014

I couldn’t agree more! I always think of this scene from the movie “Fried Green Tomatoes.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXZs3mjGlQU It isn’t exactly using maturity in experience, but it definitely speaks to being older and having options in how we respond. LOL! I enjoyed your story. Haven’t heard it before and it really does illustrate what I think of as a truth. Being of a “certain age” isn’t all bad. There can be a lot of peace in knowing we can trust there are answers to our problems and that we know how to access the best responses for any given situation!

nrhatch - May 4, 2014

Kathy Bates as Lawondah knows how to pack a punch. Poor young “parking spot stealing” whippersnappers didn’t know what hit them! 😀

10. Pix Under the Oaks - May 4, 2014

Ha! I love it!!

nrhatch - May 4, 2014

That hound dog is a smart cookie!

11. bluebee - May 5, 2014

By the skin of his hound dog teeth – and the young and narcissistic don’t even see it coming 😃

nrhatch - May 5, 2014

That hound dog is a tricky rabbit!

12. jannatwrites - May 5, 2014

Gutsy dog – his clever plan could’ve easily made him the main dish 🙂

nrhatch - May 5, 2014

Yes! He could have ended up a sitting duck! QUACK!

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