Thursday, July 20, 2023

A Profoundly Perceptive Pooch

(I know quite a few people who are as quick-witted as Lady, but I wouldn't be one of them.)

A wealthy woman decided to go on a safari in Africa, and took her faithful pet dog Lady along for company. 

One day Lady starts chasing butterflies and before long discovers that she is lost. Soon she notices a leopard heading rapidly in her direction with the obvious intention of having lunch. Lady thinks, "Boy, I'm in deep doo-doo now." 

Then Lady notices some bones on the ground close by. She immediately settles down to chew on the bones with her back to the approaching cat. Just as the leopard is about to leap, Lady 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, a look of terror comes over him, and he slinks away into the trees. "Whew!" says the leopard. "That was close. That dog nearly had me."

Meanwhile, a monkey had been watching the whole scene from a nearby tree. She figures she can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for protection from the leopard. So, off she goes. But Lady saw her 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 herself 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 canine."

Now Lady sees the leopard coming with the monkey on his back, and thinks, "What am I going to do now?" But instead of running, she sits down with her back to her attackers, pretending she hasn't seen them yet. And just when they get close enough to hear, Lady says, "Where's that monkey? I just can never trust her. I sent her off half an hour ago to bring me another leopard, and she's still not back!!"

Five years ago: I Do NOT Love Hot Summers


  1. Come on now. I need some new stuff. 😄
    Bill sent me one the other day that I knew and was sure I'd posted. I searched but couldn't find it. Can't believe I hadn't posted it. This one? And I only found it once. When looking for the one from Bill, I found several others I'd posted 2 or 3 times. I should just go back and start reposting jokes from 2008.

    1. For a newer reader like me you could repost from fifteen years ago and I'd never know unless you said something.

  2. Love it, Kathy. Thanks for sharing Lady's quick wit.

  3. If only I could think as quickly as Lady. I often come up with great responses to a scenario, but it's usually abor 4 hours later.

  4. I couldn't think that fast either! It reminds me of The Gruffalo.

    1. I didn't know The Gruffalo, but after I Googled the title I agree that the two stories sound very similar