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The Dachshund

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by scooterbear, Sep 5, 2003.

  1. scooterbear

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    > A wealthy man decided to go on a safari in Africa. He took his faithful
    > pet
    > dachshund along for company. One day, the dachshund started chasing
    > butterflies into the jungle, and before long he was lost.
    >
    > Wandering about, he saw a leopard heading rapidly in his direction with
    > the
    > obvious intention of having lunch. "I'm in deep trouble now!" the
    > dachshund
    > thought. Then he noticed some bones on the ground close by, and settled
    > down to chew on the bones with his back to the approaching cat.
    >
    > Just as the leopard was about to leap, the dachshund exclaimed loudly,
    > "Boy, that was one delicious leopard. I wonder if there are any more
    > around
    > here? "Hearing this, the leopard halted his attack in mid-stride,
    > terrified, and slunk away into the jungle. "Whew," said the leopard.,
    > "That
    > was close. That dachshund nearly got me."
    >
    > Meanwhile, a monkey who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby
    > tree, figured he could put this knowledge to good use and trade it to
    > the
    > leopard for protection. So off he went after the leopard with great
    > speed.
    >
    > But the dachshund saw where he was heading and figured what he must be
    > up
    > to. The monkey soon caught up with the leopard, spilled the beans and
    > struck a deal for himself. The leopard was furious at being made a fool
    > of
    > and said, "Here monkey, hop on my back and watch what happens to that
    > conniving canine."
    >
    > Now the dachshund saw the leopard coming with the monkey on his back,
    > and
    > thinks, "What am I going to do now?" But instead of running, the dog sat
    >
    > down with his back to his attackers, pretending he hadn't seen them. And
    >
    > when they get close enough to hear, the dachshund said, "Where's that
    > monkey? I sent him off half an hour ago to bring me another leopard."
    >
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