|A Pretty Smart Dog!|
"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!"