The Dog and The Wolf
Dog was asleep in the sun in a farmyard when a Wolf A pounced up on him.
Pleading for his life, the Dog said, “Please Wolf, see how thin I am and what a poor meal I would be now. If you will wait a few days, my master is giving a feast. All the rich scraps and pickings will be mine. I shall be full and fat and then will be a good time for you to eat me.” The Wolf thought this made sense, and he left. Some time afterward he came back to the farm, and there was the Dog, out of his reach on the stable roof. “Come down,” the Wolf called, “don’t you remember our agreement?”
But the Dog said, “My dear friend, if you ever catch me on the ground again, don’t wait for any feast.”
Once bitten, twice shy.