This fable represents human psychology, and also commonly titled as 'The Ass and the Lapdog'. It is numbered 91 in the Perry Index (as 91. The Ass who would be Playmate to his Master). In an amusing manner, this fable teaches us that clumsy jesting is no joke at all - even as we envy favourites and would fain insinuate into the same good graces, or imitate their ways.

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The Donkey and the Little Dog
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Be content with what you have, than to take something you are not fit to receive.
Do not try to gain favour by acting in a way that is contrary to your own nature and character.
A farmer had a donkey, and a lapdog. The donkey did all the hardwork, and when the farmer returned home, the little dog would entertain him. The donkey was envious of the treatment that the lapdog received. His master's fondness for the lapdog intrigued him. All the little dog would do is jump and play, and wag his tail, and sit on the master's lap. And, the master would laugh and shower all his fondness on the little dog - despite the donkey doing all his hardwork. So, the donkey decided to do immitate the little dog to win his master's fondness. He brayed and jumped, and sat on the farmer's lap - much to the shock, pain, and displeasure of his master.
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