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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A Fable

So, during this unintended hiatus, I've been to Ohio twice to visit with my in-laws. On one of these visits, my father-in-law related the following fable to me. It's got a good message and involves poop, so I figured this would be the ideal place to share it.

The Reluctant Robin

Once upon a time there was a reluctant robin who decided he did not want to migrate any more. It was too much of a bother. So, as the weather began to cool down and all of his friends flew South, he cozied himself up in his nest and prepared for the winter.

It wasn't too long before he realized the error of his rash decision, so the reluctant robin took to the wing. During his flight in the now frigid weather, his wings began to ice up. They grew heavier and heavier until he could no longer stay aloft, and he fell to the ground nearly frozen solid.

He landed, stiff as a board, in a farmyard. A cow, who had not seen what had happened, and likely wouldn't care too much anyway, proceeded to poop right on the reluctant robin.

The warmth of the cowpat defrosted and revitalized the reluctant robin. He was so happy to be alive that he began to sing. This attracted the attention of a nearby barn cat who then proceeded to dig the reluctant robin out of the meadow muffin and eat him.

Thus ended the reluctant robin. However there are three life lessons to learn from his fate. 1) Them who shit on you aren't necessarily your enemies. 2) Them who dig you out ain't necessarily your friends. 3) If you're happy living in shit, keep your mouth shut.

Thanks Bob!

COMING SOON: Your 2011 Kwahanzaakahmas Calendar. I swear.

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