The First Dog and the First Rooster

God was in the process of creating the world, but it took a long time to create everything He sent the dog down to see how the work was progressing. The dog saw that the world was half-finished, but he got distracted by all the good food to eat that he didn't report back to God in heaven.
God then sent the rooster to find out what had happened to the dog. "Cock-a-dawdle-dog!" the rooster reported. "The dog is not coming back!"
When God finished the creation, a new day dawned, and the rooster kept on singing, "Cock-a-dawdle-dog!"

Inspired by: Heeramma and Venkataswami, or Folktales From India by M. N. Venkataswami
Notes: In the original, the rooster says kookroo koo, kookka radhu, "the dog is not coming."

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