Life's Lessons

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Master of the Pit
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Jul 9, 2005
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
[size=+0] Life' Lesson[/size]

[size=+0] The Poodle ...... And the leopard [/size]

[size=+0]A wealthy old lady decides to go on a photo safari in Africa, taking her [/size][size=+0]faithful aged poodle named Cuddles along for the company. [/size]

[size=+0]One day the poodle starts chasing butterflies and before long, Cuddles [/size][size=+0]discovers that he's lost. [/size]
[size=+0]Wandering about, he notices a leopard heading rapidly in his direction with[/size][size=+0] the intention of having lunch. [/size]

[size=+0]The old poodle thinks, "Oh, oh! I'm in deep doo-doo now!" Noticing some [/size][size=+0]bones on the ground close by, he immediately settles down to chew on the[/size]
[size=+0]bones with his back to the approaching cat. [/size]

[size=+0]Just as the leopard is about to leap the old poodle exclaims loudly, "Boy,[/size][size=+0] that was one delicious leopard! I wonder if there are any more around here?"[/size]

[size=+0]Hearing this, the young leopard halts his attack in mid-strike, a look of[/size][size=+0] terror comes over him and he slinks away into the trees.[/size][size=+0] "Whew!", says the leopard. "That was close! That old poodle nearly had me!"[/size]

[size=+0]Meanwhile, a monkey who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby[/size][size=+0] tree, figures he can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for[/size][size=+0] protection from the leopard. [/size]
[size=+0]So off he goes, but the old poodle sees him heading after the leopard with[/size][size=+0] great speed, and figures that something must be up. [/size]

[size=+0]The monkey soon catches up with the leopard, spills the beans and strikes a[/size][size=+0] deal for himself with the leopard. [/size]
[size=+0]The young leopard is furious at being made a fool of and says, "Here,[/size][size=+0] monkey, hop on my back and see what's going to happen to that conniving[/size][size=+0] canine![/size]

[size=+0]Now, the old poodle sees the leopard coming with the monkey on his back and[/size][size=+0] thinks, "What am I going to do now?" but instead of running, the dog sits[/size]
[size=+0]down with his back to his attackers, pretending he hasn't seen them yet, and[/size][size=+0] just when they get close enough to hear, the old poodle says. [/size]

[size=+0]"Where's that damn monkey? I sent him off an hour ago to bring me another[/size][size=+0] leopard![/size]

[size=+0] Moral of this story....[/size]

[size=+0] Don't mess with old farts... [/size]

[size=+0] Age and treachery will always overcome youth and skill! [/size]
[size=+0] BS and brilliance only come with age and experience.[/size]
Bill, I get a chuckle out of this every time I read it. My youngest son (14 year old) still hasn't learn that it's hard to trick the old man. MT is the youngest of 7 kids-they never succeeded, don't know why he thinks he can (must be the Scottish determination in him).

Also reminds me of an old t-shirt that I used to have-

"If you can't baffle them with your brilliance-Dazzle them with your bull!!"
Who you calling an old fart????

I resemble that remark ! ! ! !

good one, I will have to remember that one, and let the old young ones read it, and see if they are wising up yet....

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