The Mistaken Complaint
Once a shepherd had a large flock of sheep and a strong watch-dog to guard them. When the flock used to graze in the pasture, the dog guarded it with care.
In the noon, the shepherd, while having his lunch used to feed the dog too. The sheep watched this daily and whispered about this special treatment.
One day, when the shepherd was sharing his lunch with the dog, the sheep said, “Master! You are being unfair to we sheep. You don’t’ treat us all equally.”
“I didn’t get you. Come up clearly,” said the shepherd.
The sheep said, “We give you milk, wool and lamb but get nothing in return. We feed on grass that we have to find ourselves. This dog gives you nothing, still you feed him so affectionately.
” At once the dog said, “If I won’t be there to guard you, you won’t be able to come grazing. Either some wolf will make you your meal or some thief will steal you.
” The sheep had no words to say.