While it was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some manure on it. As it lay there in the pile of manure, it began to realize how warm it was. The manure was actually thawing him out!
The bird lay there all warm and happy, but soon began to complain because of the smell. A passing cat heard the little bird tweeting and came to investigate. Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of manure, and promptly dug him out--and then ate him.
The morals of the story are:
1. Not everyone who drops manure on you is your enemy.
"Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses." (Proverbs 27:6)
2. Not everyone who digs you out of a pile of manure is your friend.
"Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness." (2 Corinthians 11:14-15)
3. Not every smell is worth complaining about.
"No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it." (Hebrews 12:11)