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granskare
06-03-06, 20:37
THE OLD POODLE

A wealthy old lady decides to go on a photo safari in Africa, taking her
faithful aged poodle named Cuddles, along for the company. One day the
poodle starts chasing butterflies and before long, Cuddles discovers that
she's lost. Wandering about, she notices a leopard heading rapidly in her
direction with the intention of having lunch.

The old poodle thinks, "Oh, oh! I'm in deep doo-doo now!" Noticing some
bones on the ground close by, she immediately settles down to chew on the
bones with her 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"? Hearing 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. The 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!" Now, the 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 her back to her
attackers, pretending she hasn't seen them yet, and just when they get close
enough to hear, the old poodle says: "Where's that dang monkey? I sent him
off an hour ago to bring me another leopard!"

Moral of this story:

Don't mess with old folks...age and treachery will always overcome youth and
skill! Bluffing and brilliance only come with age and experience! If you
don't send this to five old friends right away there will be five fewer
people laughing in the world.