Saturday, January 29, 2011

The German Shepherd, The Panther and The Squirrel

One day an old German Shepherd was chasing rabbits and soon discovered he was lost.  Wandering about, he noticed a panther heading rapidly in his direction with the intention of having lunch.
A Pretty Smart Dog!
The old German Shepherd thought, "Uh oh!...I'm in big trouble now!"  Noticing some bones on the ground close by, he immediately settled down to chew on the bones with his back to the approaching panther.  Just as the big cat was about to leap, the old German Shepherd exclaimed loudly, "Boy, that was one delicious panther!---I wonder if there are any more around here?"
Hearing this, the young panther halted his attack in mid-strike, a look of terror came over him, and he slinked away into the trees.

"Whew!", said 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, figured he could put this knowledge to good use and trade it for protection from the panther.  So after the panther he went.

The squirrel caught up with the panther and told the panther what he had seen.  The young panther was furious at having been made a fool of, and said, "Squirrel, hop on my back and see what's going to happen to that conniving canine!"

Now, the old German Shepherd saw the panther approaching with the squirrel on its back and thought, "What am I going to do now?"

But instead of running, the dog sat down with his back to his attackers and pretended he had not seen them.  Just when the panther and squirrel got close enough to hear, the old German Shepherd said, "Where's that squirrel?  I sent him off an hour ago to bring me another panther!"


  1. The German shepherd is very smart :-))))

    Ciao Clint,have i nice weekend!

  2. Most amusing, I feed the squirrel community that congregate in our garden, I love to watch the way they behave toward one another.

    Have a good week-end;

  3. You are a modern day Aesop. I loved this and will share it with my immediate world :-). Have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

  4. you make me smile the picts too. The black panther scares me though! :O

  5. *rotflol*....great story!! Love it!!

    Wish you a beautiful Sunday

  6. indeed very smart! remain calm and with clear mind in the crisis. we should all learn from the German Shepherd!thank you for the story. :)

  7. Hi -

    Thank you for the wise humor.

    I loved this. Wise dog indeed!

  8. Very nice post:))

    i wish you a peaceful sunday:))

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