Wednesday, June 1, 2005

I'm 44 today. Sucks.

Posted by Hello A story sent to me from my mom -

The Old Poodle
A wealthy old lady decides to go on a photo safari in Africa, taking her
faithful aged poodle named Cuddles, along for the company.
One day the poodle starts chasing butterflies and before long, Cuddles discovers that she's lost.

Wandering about, she notices a leopard heading rapidly in her direction with the intention of having lunch.The old poodle thinks, "Oh, oh! I'm in deep doo-doo now!"
Noticing 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, the old poodle exclaims loudly, "Boy, that was one delicious leopard!I wonder if there are any more around here."

Hearing this, the young leopard halts his attack in mid-strike, a look of terror comes over him and he slinks away into the trees. "Whew!" says the leopard, "That was close! That old poodle nearly had me!"

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 old poodle sees him heading after the leopard with great speed, and figures 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 young 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 canine!"

Now, the old poodle 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 her back to her attackers, pretending she hasn't seen them yet, and just when they get close enough to hear, the old poodle says: "Where's that damn monkey? I sent him off an hour ago to bring me another leopard!"

Moral of this story..Don't mess with old farts...age and treachery will always overcome youth and skill! Bullshit and brilliance only come with age and experience!


ramblin'andie said...

love the story!
Happy Birthday :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Happy Birthday Jane,
44 years ago I received the most precious gift from heaven. I still feel that way today and thank God for you. I admire you and wish only the very best for you and your boys. Keep looking up, the best is yet to be.
Love, Mom

Christine said...

Yup, don't mess with old farts. Once we dames get to 40, we just get better. Keep in mind, that in Europe, a woman isn't considered sexy until she's forty. That's what I keep telling myself. Once you get close to 50, you start running the world. Or....maybe I'm just getting delusional---again. Heppy birthday. 44 is nothing, kid.

JSY said...


You are SO busted, chickie.

HAPPY FRIGGIN BIRTHDAY -- I hope I'm as awesome as you when I tick over to 44. You look like a damned spring chicken, you know?

I lovey you, My Dear Friend Janey-OOOO!!!


Anonymous said...

Dear Jane....happy birthday..and let me tell you---life doesn't even start until you're 55...just ask "jennifurrrr"...I'm
her OLD ma. Thanks for sharing my daughter on your blog...I too think she is brillant!
If you need any old lady tips..just ask!!! again..happy b-day!