~ 61. The Dog without a House ~



A dog was about to deliver a litter, but she had no roof over her head.
She went to another dog and begged for help. "If you would just let me occupy your house while I deliver my pups, I'd be forever in your debt."
Feeling sorry for the expectant mother, the owner of the doghouse moved out, expecting to reclaim her home in a few months.
When she returned, however, the other dog snarled, and so did the puppies. "If you want your house back," she said, "you're going to have to contend with me and with my pups!"

Inspired by: Fables of Aesop and Other Eminent Mythologists by Roger L'Estrange, 323.
Notes: This is Perry 480.

Here is an illustration by Grandville (for La Fontaine's version):



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