A wealthy old lady decides to go on a photo safari in Africa, taking her faithful old poodle, named Cuddles, along for company. One day the poodle starts chasing butterflies & before long, Cuddles discovers that he's lost. Wandering about, he notices a young leopard heading rapidly in his direction with the intention of having lunch. The old poodle thinks "Oh, no! I'm in deep poo now!" Noticing some old 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 leopard is about to attack, the old poodle exclaims loudly "Boy, that was one delicious leopard! I wonder if there are anymore around here?" Hearing this the young leopard halts his attack in mid-strike, a look of terror coming over him & 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 & trade it for protection from the leopard. So off he goes, but the old poodle sees him heading after the leopard with great speed & figures something must be up. The monkey soon catches up with the leopard, spills the beans & strikes a deal for himself with the leopard. The young leopard is furious at being made a fool of & says "Here, monkey, hop on my back & watch what's going to happen to that conniving canine!" Now the old poodle sees the leopard coming with the monkey on his back & thinks, "What am I going to do now?" but instead of running, the old dog sits down with his back to his attackers, pretending he hasn't seen them yet & just when they get close enough to hear the old poodle says, "Where's that monkey? I sent him off an hour ago to bring me another leopard!" The moral of the story: Don't mess with oldies. Age & treachery will always overcome youth & exuberance. Bulldust & brilliance only come with age & experience.