Once a dog saw a cowshed while searching for food. At that time, the cows were away for work. So, the dog climbed on to a pile of hay in the manger hoping to find something to eat.
Being hungry, it sat down to eat the hay but hated the taste and couldn’t eat it.
In the evening the cows came back to the cowshed. They had worked the whole day and were hungry. When they went to the manger, they found the dog resting on the hay.
One of the cows said, Please get off. We want to eat the hay. The dog snarled at them and refused to move.
The cows said, How mean you are? You can’t eat the hay and don’t let us eat either. We are hungry and tired after the day’s work. But the dog ignored the plea of the cows. Just then came the master of the cows. He gave a sound thrashing to the dog with a stick. The dog repented and went away.