Æsop. (Sixth century B.C.) Fables. The Harvard Classics. 190914.
The Dog and the Wolf
A GAUNT Wolf was almost dead with hunger when he happened to meet a House-dog who was passing by. Ah, Cousin, said the Dog. I knew how it would be; your irregular life will soon be the ruin of you. Why do you not work steadily as I do, and get your food regularly given to you?
So the Wolf and the Dog went towards the town together. On the way there the Wolf noticed that the hair on a certain part of the Dogs neck was very much worn away, so he asked him how that had come about.