Old Doberman

And now something a little (lot) different. After all…where would we be as a civilization without a little (very little) humor? Is today not Monday? Yes, yes it is. [Spoiler alert: there are no Bluebirds in this story.]

An old Doberman starts chasing rabbits and before long, discovers that he’s lost.

Wandering about, he notices a lion heading rapidly in his direction with the intention of having lunch.

The old Doberman thinks, “Oh, oh! I’m in deep doo-doo now!”

Noticing some bones on the ground close by, he immediately settles down to chew on the bones with his back to the approaching cat.

Just as the lion is about to leap, the old Doberman exclaims loudly, “Boy, that was one delicious lion! I wonder, if there are any more around here?”

Hearing this, the young lion halts his attack in mid-stride, a look of terror comes over him and he slinks away into the trees.

“Whew!,” says the lion, “That was close! That old Doberman nearly had me!”

Meanwhile, a squirrel 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 lion. So, off he goes.

The squirrel soon catches up with the lion, spills the beans and strikes a deal for himself with the lion.

The young lion is furious at being made a fool of and says, “Here, squirrel, hop on my back and see what’s going to happen to that conniving canine!”

Now, the old Doberman sees the lion coming with the squirrel 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 old Doberman says……..

“Where’s that squirrel? I sent him off an hour ago to bring me another lion!”

Moral of this story…

Don’t mess with the old dogs… Age and skill will always overcome youth and treachery!  Bullish brilliance only come with age and experience!

Of course, I am in no way insinuating that you are old, just ‘youthfully challenged’.

By the way, you did notice the size of the print, didn’t you??

“Humor of the ages is lost on youth, but age embraces even fatuous wisdom.” [Proverbs 99:99 in Solomon’s lost notes]  ~Anonymous

“Remember your Creator
    in the days of your youth,
before the days of trouble come
    and the years approach when you will say,
    “I find no pleasure in them”— Ecclesiastes 12:1

13 thoughts on “Old Doberman”

  1. Yep, made my day G.W.
    Apollo , my youngest brothers Doberman was left with my folks when he enlisted. Mom treated him like a kid. “”Apollo” she would say, “Go sit in that corner and think about what you just did!” Apollo would go to the corner and lay there with one paw over his face till she let him out of time out. Fond memory.

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  2. This bully I grew up with had a Doberman named Betty. One of his favorite pastimes was to sic her on you as you road down the street on your bike. One day my younger brother and I was being chased by Betty, when a big German Shepherd came out of nowhere and cut her off. I believe God did that G.W. The “Good Shepherd” showed up as a canine that day.

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    1. Wow! It certainly sounds like it, David. God’s fingerprints are all over that intervention!
      Thank you so much for that testimony of the many ways God displays His protective watch-care over His own.
      Blessings to you.

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