Genius the dog and the leopard
An elderly Gentleman, goes on a hunting safari in Africa, taking his
faithful, old dog he had named Genius (because he was the smartest dog
Neil had ever know) along for the company. One day, Genius starts chasing rabbits and before long, he discovers
he's lost his way. Wandering about, he notices a leopard heading rapidly
in his direction with the intention of having lunch. So Genius thinks, "Oh, ho! I'm in deep doo-doo now!" Then noticing some
bones on the ground close by, he immediately settles down to chew on the
bones with his back to the approaching predator.
Just as the leopard is about to leap, the old dog exclaims loudly,
"Boy, was that one delicious leopard! I wonder, if there are any more
around here?" Hearing this, the young leopard halts his approach, a look of terror
comes over him and he slinks away into the trees.
"Whew! what a close one! That old dog nearly had me!" A monkey who had been watching the whole thing from a nearby tree,
figures he can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for some
future protection from the leopard. So, off he goes after the leopard.
Only Genius sees him heading after the leopard with great speed, and
being a very smart experienced old dog, he figures something bad 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 up on my back and watch what's happens to conniving
canine! Now, Genius sees the leopard coming toward him with the monkey on his
back and thinks,
"What am I going to do now?",
Thinking fast, Genius, instead of his running, he sits down with his
back to the leopard and his snitch, pretending he hasn't seen them yet.
Then just when they get close enough to hear, the old dog acting Like he
is talking to himself says, "I wonder where's the monkey is? It is been long enough since I sent
him off to bring me another leopard !
Moral of this story... Don't mess with the old dogs... Age and Skill will always overcome Youth and Energy!