Josh the farmer had two dogs. One was a pet in the house. The other, Fanny, worked hard whenever josh went shooting for pheasants or partridges. She chased about all day, sniffing out the birds and fetching them if the farmer killed one. Josh and his family would eat the birds for supper and divide the left -overs between Fanny and the pet dog. Fanny thought it was unfair that she worked hard while the pet did nothing, but still shared the food she had caught. "But I can't help it," said the pet. "Nobody taught me to hunt, and anyway I work hard playing with the children all day."