Friday, March 20, 2015

A Wise Tale

A German Shepherd 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 German Shepherd thinks, "Oh, oh! I'm in deep shit 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 panther is about to leap, the old 
German Shepherd exclaims loudly,

"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!" says the panther, "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 panther. 
So, off he goes.

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

The young panther 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 panther coming 
with the squirrel 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 German Shepherd says...
"Where's that squirrel? I sent him off an hour ago to 
bring me another panther!"

Moral of this story...

Don't mess with the  old dogs . Age and skill will always 
overcome youth and treachery!
Bullshit and brilliance only come with age and experience.

Of course, I am in no way insinuating that you are old, 
just 'youthfully challenged'.

Thanks Hal


  1. "If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull." - W. C. Fields

  2. Bullshit and brilliance only come with age and experience.

    Excellent proverb! I'm going to commit it to memory and use it in, um, certain situations.

  3. Bwahahahahahahaha. I'm old and I'm okay with that.

    Have a fabulous day my friend. ☺

  4. The more youthfully challenged I become, the more I appreciate those words of wisdom. Plus I have more insurance than the young whippersnappers ;)

  5. Sandee, we oldsters need to stick together.

  6. That's a ridiculous story, Odie. Everyone knows that German Shepherds can't speak panther!

    For the same reason they don't allow German tourists on the beaches...because of their dip thongs!

  7. cube, keep a close eye on those beneficiaries.

  8. Proof, I hadn't thought of any of that. I'm going to have to scold my people.

  9. What do they say about insurance beneficiaries... trust, but verify.

    BTW that German Shepherd in the photo looks so much like our Elke. She's 112 pounds of love.


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