A wealthy old lady decided to go on a photo safari in Africa. She took
faithful pet dachshund along for company.
One day, the dachshund 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
The dachshund thinks, "OK, I'm in deep trouble now!" 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 dachshund exclaims
loudly,"Boy, that was one delicious leopard. I wonder if there are any
more around here."
Hearing this, a look of terror comes over the leopard. He halts his attack in mid stride
and slinks away into the trees.
"Whew," says the leopard. "That was close. That dachshund 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 dachshund 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
The 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
Now the dachshund 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
"Where's that darn monkey? I sent him off half an hour ago to bring me
REMEMBER: IF YOU CAN'T BLIND THEM WITH BRILLIANCE, BAFFLE THEM WITH