Posts Tagged ‘cow’

A rat looked through a crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife

opening a package. What food might it contain? He was aghast to

discover that it was a rattrap. Retreating to the farmyard the rat

proclaimed the warning; “There is a rat trap in the house, a rat trap in

the house!”

The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said,

“Excuse me, Mr. Rat, I can tell this is a grave concern to you, but it is

of no consequence to me. I cannot be bothered by it.”

The rat turned to the goat and told him, “There is a rat trap in the

house”. “A rat trap in the house? I am so very sorry Mr. Rat”;

sympathized the goat,” but there is nothing I can do about it but pray.

Be assured that you are in my prayers.”

The rat turned to the cow. She said, “Like wow, Mr. Rat, a rat trap. I

am in grave danger. Duh! “So the rat returned to the house, head

down and dejected, to face the farmer’s rattrap alone. That very night

a sound was heard throughout the house, like the sound of a rattrap

catching its prey. The farmer’s wife rushed to see what was caught. In

the darkness, she did not see that it was a venomous snake whose

tail the trap had caught. The snake bit the farmer’s wife.

The farmer rushed her to the hospital. She returned home with a

fever. Now everyone knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup,

so the farmer took his hatchet to the farmyard for the soup’s main

ingredient. His wife’s sickness continued so that friends and

neighbours came to sit with her around the clock. To feed them the

farmer butchered the goat. The farmer’s wife did not get well. She

died, and so many people came for her funeral that the farmer had

the cow slaughtered to provide meat for all of them to eat.

So the next time you hear that someone is facing a problem and

think that it does not concern you, remember that when there is

a rattrap in the house, the whole farmyard is at risk.



It was a very cold winter night! A sparrow had spent two nights out

with only the meagre shelter of a tree. He decided that he couldn’t

survive a third night, so he left the tree to find a better shelter.

As he flew he got colder and colder, until his little wings froze solid

and he fell to the ground.

As he lay there freezing he realised that his end was near and he

prayed for death to come quickly.

Suddenly, in his semiconscious state, he had a feeling of being

enveloped in a warm covering.

He regained consciousness to find that a friendly cow had dropped a

luxurious deposit all over him.

The warmth gave him a new lease of life, and the sparrow’s comfort

made him feel very happy, so he started to sing. A passing pussycat

heard the chirping, located the heap, carefully removed the

excrement to reveal the little sparrow, and promptly ate him up……….


There are three morals to this sad story: –


1. If someone shits on you, they are not necessarily your enemy.

2. If someone gets you out of the shit, they are not necessarily your


3. If you are in the shit and happy – keep your mouth shut.


To state the same facts in a polished manner: –


1. If someone harms you unknowingly, they are not necessarily your


2. If someone tries to help you out, they are not necessarily your


3. Even if you are not in very good condition but you are happy, keep

your mouth shut (don’t cry that I don’t have this and that).