The Discontented Dog

The Discontented Dog

A dog had just finished its lunch and was lazing in the garden, when it saw a cat on top of a high wall, "It must feel so nice to be high above the ground. If only I could climb!" it thought. This feeling of envy made it so bad-tampered, that it would not even wag its tail at its master who came to give it some milk.

It next saw some goldfish in the aquarium and wished that it too could live in water. The water would keep it cool, it thought. Envy made it angry once again. Just then it heard the fish say: "It looks so nice and warm on the grass. I wish I too could lie down on it."

Shortly a sparrow flew past. Seeing the dog lazing around, it said aloud: "I wish I could play all along like this dog. I wish I didn't have to build myself a house, search for food and tire my wings."

Listening to all of them the dog realized how foolish it was in not appreciating what it had.

Morale of the story 'The Discontented Dog'': The grass is always greener on the other side.

Other Stories: Snow White, Honest Woodcutter,  Hansel and Gretel,

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