A Traveler was ready for a trip and found his Dog by the door waiting for him. Dog had gotten ready first.
The slacker often blames delay on the more active.
A Traveler was about to start on a trip with his Dog. The Dog was standing by the door stretching when the Traveler asked, “Why do you stand there? All is ready; come now.”
The Dog, wagging his tail, replied, “I am ready, it is I who wait for you.”
A Traveler about to set out on a journey saw his Dog stand at the door stretching himself. He asked him sharply: “Why do you stand there gaping? Everything is ready but you, so come with me instantly.” The Dog, wagging his tail, replied: “O, master! I am quite ready; it is you for whom I am waiting.”
The loiterer often blames delay on his more active friend.
Canis et Dominus Morans
Iter qui meditabatur, aliquis adstanti caniculae “Quid hias?” dixit; “cuncta tibi fac parata sint. Mecum etenim venies.” Quae, caudam levans, “Cuncta,” inquit, “mea mihi sunt parata. Tu vero moraris.”