On the first day, God created the dog
‘Sit all day by the door of your house
and bark at anyone who
comes in or walks past.
For this, I will give you a life span of twenty years.’
The dog said: ‘That’s a long time to be barking.
How about only ten years and I’ll give you back the
other ten?’ So God agreed.
On the second day, God created the monkey
and said: ‘Entertain people, do tricks,
and make them laugh.
For this, I’ll give you a twenty-year
life span.’ The monkey said:
‘Monkey tricks for twenty years?
That’s a pretty long time to perform.
How about I give you back ten like
the Dog did?’And God agreed.
On the third day, God created the cow
and said:‘You must go into the field
with the farmer all day long
and suffer under the sun,
have calves and give milk
to support the farmer’s family.
For this, I will give you a life span
of sixty years.’ The cow said:
‘That’s kind of a tough life
you want me to live for sixty years.
How about twenty and I’ll give back
the other forty?’ And God agreed again.
On the fourth day, God
created Human and said:
‘Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy
your life. For this, I’ll give you
twenty years.’ But man said:
‘Only twenty years?
Could you possibly give me my twenty,
the forty the cow gave back,
the ten the monkey gave back,
and the ten the dog gave back;
that makes eighty, okay?’
‘Okay,’ said God, ‘You asked for it.’
So that is why for our first twenty years
we eat,sleep, play and
For the next forty years we
slave in the sun
to support our family.
For the next ten years we do
to entertain the grandchildren.
And for the last ten years
we sit on the front porch
and bark at everyone.
Life has now been explained to you.
There is no need to thank me
for this valuable information.
I’m doing it as a public service .