German Shepherd dog on a hill at sunset.

Old Dog - Young Cougar

One day an old German Shepherd starts chasing rabbits and before long, discovers that he's lost. Wandering about, he notices a cougar heading rapidly in his direction with the intention of having lunch.

The old German Shepherd thinks, "Oh, oh!  I'm in trouble now!"

Noticing 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 cougar is about to leap, the old German Shepherd exclaims loudly . . .

"Boy, that was one delicious cougar!  I wonder, if there are any more around here?"

Hearing this, the young cougar halts his attack in mid-strike, a look of terror comes over him and he slinks away into the trees.

"Whew!," says the cougar, "That was close! That old German Shepherd nearly had me!"

Meanwhile, a squirrel 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 cougar. So, off he goes.

The squirrel soon catches up with the cougar, spills the beans and strikes a deal for himself with the cougar.

The young cougar is furious at being made a fool of and says, "Here, squirrel, hop on my back and see what's going to happen to that conniving canine!"

Now, the old German Shepherd sees the cougar coming with the squirrel on his back and realizing the squirrel has probably given away his secret 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 German Shepherd says . . .

"Where's that squirrel?  I sent him off an hour ago to bring me another cougar!"

Moral of this story . . .

Don't mess with the old dogs...  Age and skill will usually overcome youth and treachery!  Brilliance generally only comes with age and experience.

I'm not insinuating that you're old - just 'youthfully challenged'.
[ Author Unknown - received from my friend Elsie ]

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