Thursday, February 09, 2006

Episode One: Part Two

One day, a little dog named Sindie was trotting along the Jersey shore looking for something yummy when a kindly old man hobbling along reached down and offered her a treat. The dog, being young and full of juice, took the treat and then ran around the old man three times in energetic and sincere gratitude before sitting down to enjoy the morsel. The man, who had followed the dog with his age-dimmed eyes, got dizzy and fell down, unfortunately breaking his hip.

The poor man lay upon the beach in agonized tears for two hours occasionally feeding Sindie his remaining treats to pass the time and keep a friend, when finally a priest walked by and offered a prayer, "My son, do not despair, for God loves you in your moment of need". The priest then gave the old man a couple dollars and began to walk away, leaving the old man in stunned silence.

Sindie, possessed of a strangely un-canine sense of irony, suddenly and viciously bit the old man in the leg, at which the priest immediately ran back, kicked her away and called for help. To make a long story short, the police, the medics and the city pound all came straight away. The old man was cared for, the dog had to be put to sleep in order to to test for rabies and the priest felt as though he'd done God's will by protecting the helpless old man from the possibly rabid dog.

The moral?

Life just sucks sometimes, goodness isn't always good and loyalty can be a bitch.

- Xan Shui
Philosophic Philanthropist, Honest Man


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