The best fables about dogs
Thanks to these short literary stories, children can learn in a fun way the good habit of reading along with the teachings that go along with the morals of these stories.
Throughout history, animals have been the frequent protagonists of many stories and legends. The human capacity to empathize with them makes them perfect carriers for transmitting positive values and even vital information. In children, the influence of these stories on animals is stronger. So it’s no wonder that when it comes to’man’s best friend’, dog fables are always present.
Stories to educate
Fables are also a short literary genre. In very few words a story is constructed, almost always with a marked educational and didactic sense.
These stories are often written in prose or verse, the key point being moral. Or what is the same: the lesson that the protagonist of the story learns and whose knowledge is passed directly to the readers and listeners.
Its low word density makes these fables ideal for children initiated in the process of learning to read. These stories are also positive for those who, from an early age, show a natural inclination towards the habit of reading.
Dog Fables in Spanish
In the Iberian Peninsula and in all of Hispanic America, fables about dogs abound. Many of them are inherited from Aboriginal traditions or translated from other languages ranging from Latin to Italian.
Cats, wolves, birds and other animals also participate in these stories, which highlight the virtues and vices of the world and of human beings.
Fable of the dog and the cat
The eternal enmity between dogs and cats is a classic element of children’s literature. In this fable, these seemingly irreconcilable enemies leave their differences aside in pursuit of a common goal: to get food. The moral is that selfishness leads to nothing. In order to obtain benefits that favor everyone, it will always be essential to work as a team.
Labrador, the fireman dog
This is a fable recommended for children over 10 years old with the ability to read fluently. It is a rather long story within the canons of the genre, which touches on various themes during its development: from the constancy and effort that must be devoted to achieving dreams to knowing how to take advantage of the opportunities that arise in life.
Additionally, it is a story that highlights values such as courage and courage, as well as determination and sacrifice. Solidarity and gratitude are other topics that serve to shape a moral and a happy ending.
The two bitches
In ancient literature, authors who were entirely devoted to constructing moralizing fables also stand out. One of them was Phaedrus, a Roman author of the imperial era. It was not recognized in its time, but it was rediscovered and claimed during the Middle Ages.
A true reflection of their style, The Two Bitches is a very short story. It is a metaphor for the evil present in the world that can end up destroying those of good will; those who trust blindly and unconditionally in their fellow men.
The dog and the piece of meat
Many consider the author of this fable about dogs to be the forerunner of the genre; he is Aesop, the writer of Ancient Greece. The dog and the piece of meat presents a very brief argument, developed in verse. The moral: those who do not value and care for what they have will end up losing it.