wealthy old lady decides to go on a photo safari in Africa, taking
her faithful aged poodle named Cuddles, along for the company.
the poodle starts chasing butterflies and before long, Cuddles discovers
that he's lost. Wandering about, he notices a young leopard heading
rapidly in his direction with the intention of having lunch.
poodle thinks, "Oh, oh! I'm in deep doo-doo now!"
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 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?"
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.
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!
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 his back to his attackers, pretending he hasn't seen them yet, and
just when they get close enough to hear, the old poodle says.
that damn monkey? I sent him off an hour ago to bring me another leopard!"
mess with old farts, - for age and treachery will always overcome
youth and skill!
and brilliance only come with age and experience.