Dog Tail

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It seems that, near the end of World War II, a hospital ship carrying American soldiers crossed the Atlantic heading home. One man had smuggled a small dog aboard. The men named her Amber.

Some of the medical staff knew of the stowaway, but chose to ignore it because of the positive influence Amber had on the patients. As the ship neared port, the men drew lots to see who would try and get the dog ashore without the officers in charge seeing her.

When the ship docked, the soldier tasked with the job placed the dog under his voluminous olive-drab topcoat and descended the gangplank. His buddies watched with concern as a senior officer followed him closely.

As the two men stepped ashore, the officer leaned over to the transgressor and murmured,

"Look out, son; your tail is wagging."

With that the officer calmly went about his business.

----------------A Final Thought ...

"There are only two ways of getting on in the world: by one’s own industry, or by the stupidity of others."

- Jean de La Bruyere (1645–96), French writer