A Hound who had been excellent in his youth became worn out with the weight of years and injuries. One day, while hunting a Wild Boar, he seized the creature’s ear but could not hold on because of the decline of his teeth. The Boar escaped and the Hound’s master was very disappointed. As the man was berating the Hound, the dog looked up and said, “Spare me. It was my power, not my will, that failed. Remember what I was, rather than abuse me for what I am.”
No one should be blamed for their infirmities.
How would you use this fable to teach your children?