A mother mouse and her babies are out for some food-foraging in the backyard of the house where they live one day. And while she is instructing them about the best ways to find their food, the house cat comes along and narrows his gaze on the little family, licking his whiskers in anticipation.
Suddenly, the mother mouse steps right out in front of the children and begins to bark like a dog: “Woof! Woof!”
At this surprising turn of events, the house cat looks startled, and backs away.
“Woof! Woof! Woof!” The brave little mouse roars.
Confused, the cat turns tail and runs away. At this, the mother mouse turns to her tiny charges and says:
“You see? This is why I have told you how important it is to learn a second language!”