[Andy forwarded this thought-provoking fable and said it reminded him of me.
One day an old German Shepherd started chasing rabbits and before long,
discovers that he was lost. Wandering about, he noticed a panther heading
rapidly in his direction with the intention of having lunch.
The old dog thought, “Oh, oh! I’m in deep trouble now!”
Noticing some bones on the ground close by, he immediately settled down to
chew on the bones with his back to the approaching cat. Just as the panther
was about to leap, the old German Shepherd exclaimed loudly, “Boy, that was
one delicious panther! I wonder, if there are any more around here?”
Hearing this, the young panther halted his attack mid-strike, a look of
terror came over him, and he slinked quietly into the trees.
“Whew!,” said the panther, “That was close! That old German Shepherd nearly
Meanwhile, a squirrel who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby
tree, figured he can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for
protection from the panther. So, off he went.
The squirrel soon caught up with the panther, spilled the beans and struck a
deal for himself with the panther. The young panther was furious at being
made a fool of and said, “Okay, squirrel, hop on my back and see what’s
going to happen to that conniving canine!”
Now, the old German Shepherd saw the panther coming with the squirrel on his
back and thought, “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
yet, and just when they got close enough to hear, the old German Shepherd
muttered . .
“Where’s that crazy squirrel? I sent him off an hour ago to bring me another
I relate to the moral of the story: The old dog always wins.
Dr Bob Griffin
“Jesus Knows Me, This I Love!”