Posted 07-25-2004 at 18:29:12
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The Leopard and The Dachshund
A wealthy old lady decided to go on a photo safari in Africa. She took
her faithful pet dachshund along for company. One day, the Dachshund
starts chasing butterflies and before long the dachshund discovers that
he is lost.
So, wandering about, he notices a leopard heading rapidly in his
direction with the obvious intention of having lunch.
The dachshund thinks, "OK, I'm in deep trouble now! Then he noticed
some bones on the ground close by, and immediately settles down to chew
on the bones with his back to the approaching cat.
Just as the leopard is about to leap, the dachshund exclaims loudly,
"Boy, that was one delicious leopard. I wonder if there are any more
around here." Hearing this, the leopard halts his attack in mid-stride,
as a look of terror comes over him, and he slinks away into the trees.
"Whew," says the leopard. "That was close. That dachshund nearly had
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 dachshund saw him heading after the leopard with great speed,
and figured that something must be up. The monkey soon catches up with
the leopard, spills the beans and strikes a deal for himself with the
The 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 dachshund 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 his back to his attackers, pretending he hasn't seen them
yet...and just when they get close enough to hear, the dachshund says...
"Where's that bloody monkey? I sent him off half an hour ago to bring me