A wealthy man decided to go on a safari in Africa. He took his
faithful pet dog along for company. One day the dog starts
chasing butterflies and before long he 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 dog thinks, “Boyo, I’m in deep doo doo now.” (He was an
Irish setter)…. 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 dog exclaims loudly,
“Man, 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 slinks away into the trees.
“Whew”, says the leopard. “That was close. That dog 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 dog 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 leopard. The cat 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
Now the dog 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 dog says, “Where’s that monkey. I just can never trust
him. I sent him off half an hour ago to bring me another
leopard, and he’s still not back!!”