The Ass and The Old Shepherd

An Ass carrying baskets was told to flee with the Shepherd. The Ass asked if the enemy would put another pair of baskets on him and, if not, why flee. In a change of government the poor change nothing beyond the name of their master.

The Shepherd and The Dog

A Shepherd was about to lock a Wolf up for the night with the sheep. His Dog queried him about the reasonableness of doing that; a wise question. Be watchful or all will be lost.

The Hare and The Hound

A Hound scared and chased a Hare but gave up after some distance. Asked why, the Hound cited motivation: Hound ran for supper, Hare ran for life. Motivation is everything.

The Bull and The Goat

A Bull chased by a Lion tried to hide in a cave but was rebuffed by a Goat already there. The Bull told the Goat that he was lucky there was a Lion! It shows an evil disposition to take advantage of a friend in distress.

The Wolf and The Shepherds

A Wolf saw Shepherds eating parts of a Sheep. The Wolf decried their actions saying they would have killed him doing the same thing. Circumstances dictate how actions are seen.

The Shepherd and The Sea

A Shepherd saw the calm seas and wanted to sail. He sold his Sheep and got some dates to sell overseas. His ship sank in a tempest and he lost everything. Understand what you are doing before you do it.

The Shepherd and The Wolf

A Shepherd raised a Wolf to steal from neighbors. The Wolf was grateful but warned the Shepherd to be even more cautious now. False men cannot be trusted.

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

A bored Boy tending Sheep cried “Wolf!” to get attention. He did it again and people came. A third time and the Boy was ignored. Goodbye flock. A liar will not be believed, even when telling the truth.

The Goatherd and The Wild Goats

A goatherd put his Goats with wild Goats and prized the wild and so fed them better than his hoping they would stay. They did not and his Goats suffered. Old friends should not be sacrificed for new ones.

The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

A Wolf found a Sheep’s pelt and wore it to blend in with the flock. Worked for awhile until the Shepherd noticed. No more Wolf! Seek to harm and harm shall find you