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The Dog and the Cat

A very long time ago all the animals decided that they would gather and converse with one and other.  When all the animals had finally come together at the meeting place they all looked at one and other and noticed that the only animal that had not come to their meeting place was the camel.  It was then decided by all the animals that one animal must go and find the missing animal.

None of the animals wanted to go and find the missing camel as they all did not want to leave from the conversations they were currently having.  In such, not even one animal volunteered to go and find the camel.  The animals decided that the only way to resolve the problem with the missing camel was through a toss, they would throw a stick in the air and whoever the stick landed in front of would have to fetch the camel. The fox threw up the stick and it landed in front of the dog.  

The dog was very unhappy with what had resulted and asked the other animals.  "How can I find the camel when I do not know what it even looks like?"  The dog thought that it was very smart and hoped to get itself out of its' predicament by this excuse.  The fox being much wiser then the dog quickly answered the dog's question and said, "You will know who is the camel by the hump that appears on its' back."  The dog became very happy as he felt his task would be very easy and replied, "Very well if that is the case, then I shall surely find the camel quite easily."  The fox giggled at the dogs reply.

As the dog went on its' way it met a cat.  The cat became frightened at seeing the dog appearing out of nowhere and arched its' back in fear.  The dog saw the arch and believed it was a hump, it could not believe its' eyes it had found the camel with the hump in its' back!  The dog asked the cat to please follow it, and the cat did as the dog politely asked.  The cat followed behind the dog with its' back still arched, as it was cautious.  

The dog then approached the meeting place where all the other animals were gathered and proclaimed, "I have found the camel!"  The animals began to laugh uncontrollably and tears ran from their eyes.  How stupid could the dog be they said to one and other, not being able to notice the difference between a camel and a cat!  The dog became enraged as he saw the cat lower the arch in its' back.  The dog then began to chase the cat as it is doing till this day!

 

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