Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Poodle & Leopard


A wealthy old lady decides to go on a photo safari in Africa, taking her faithful aged poodle named Cuddles, along for the company.

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

The old poodle thinks, "Oh, oh! I'm in deep doo-doo 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 leopard is about to leap the old poodle exclaims loudly, "Boy, that was one delicious leopard! I wonder if there are any more around here?"

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

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 old poodle sees him heading after the leopard with great speed, and figures that something must be up. The monkey soon catches up with the leopard, spills the beans and strikes a deal for himself with the leopard.

The young 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 old poodle 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 old poodle says,...

"Where's that damn monkey? I sent him off an hour ago to bring me another leopard!"

I hope that you enjoyed this cute little story, it was sent to me by my cousin Arlene.

17 comments:

Sue said...

Cute joke and such a clever poodle
:-)

doubleknot said...

Sometimes I wonder if my cat uses such stratgy to chase off all other cats and dogs - except his girl friend of course.

Val said...

Quick thinking poodle (that breed is meant to be pretty smart). Great story!

Merle said...

Hi Sandy ~~ Great joke that one and a smart poodle. Thank you for your kind words on my blog and I hope there is not too much more sadness for awhile. Peter
Brock was a champion motor=car race driver, he was 61. Steve Irwin was so young and had a young family, so sad.
Congrats on your prize tomato. Well done
Sandy. I hope you liked the poem about
Companionship. Take care my friend, Love
Merle.

TUFFENUF said...

Ha- good story. Some dogs are really smart!

somershade said...

To funny,I laughed out loud.

A day without laughing is a day waisted :)love the mail,too cute.

Rachel said...

LOL Sandy!! Smart dog and quick thinking for certain!!

Tammy said...

Cute, cute story!!!
I just wanted to drop by and say Hi and thanks for thinking of me in the past few weeks...you are a great friend!!!
:-D

marsha said...

LOL!!!!that was funny.

PEA said...

Oh my, now that was funny!! lol Loved it!! Just goes to show how smart an old dog can still be! Hugs xoxo

sharonkay said...

You made my day, that was to cute and nothing better then a smart dog.

sharonkay said...

You made my day, that was to cute and nothing better then a smart dog.

Ava said...

That was an awesome story!!!! Very cute!

pablo said...

Very good story. I'll have to think of an occasion to tell it myself.

Finn said...

Hi Sandy, cute story...LOL I loved it!!
You know, I can NEVER remember those long enough to tell them...LOL
Hope the world is treating you good...how are things with Jimmy's eyes???????? E me please??? Hugs, Finn

Franny said...

Ha ha, so cute!

LZ Blogger said...

Sandy ~ CUTE CUTE CUTE! ~ jb///