The Wild Boar and The Fox
A wild Boar was engaged in sharpening his tusks on the A trunk of a tree in the forest when a Fox came by and, seeing what he was at, said to him, “Why are you doing that, pray? The huntsmen are not out today, and there are no other dangers at hand that I can see.”
“True, my friend,” replied the Boar, “but the instant my life is in danger, I shall need to use my tusks. There’ll be no time to sharpen them then!”
Prepare your defenses before the enemy appears.