On Mon, 8 Nov 93 15:51:43 -0600, "Thomas J. Delaney"
<[log in to unmask]> said to CELTIC-L:
(intriguing inquiry about Caesar possibly getting Irish Wolfhounds omitted;
I hope someone answers that one)
TJD> And while we're on the topic of dogs...I also once heard another
TJD> good story about a dog buried outside of a pub somewhere in Ireland (with
TJD> a tombstone and all). The sytory went something like this. The owner of
TJD> the dog had died, and the dog laid on its owner's graves refusing all
TJD> offeres of food or to be moved indoors from the inclemencies of the
TJD> weather, until the poor forlorn guy died of starvation. I know a monument
TJD> to this dog stands today (I've even got a picture of it somewhere) but
TJD> the details of the story escape me..as wel as the location of my picture
TJD> of the stone. So...does anybody know what I'm talking about?
The overall story sounds vaguely like Greyfriars Bobby, but that's in
Edinburgh or nearby, I think. In that story the elderly owner died when the
dog was young, and the dog stayed by its master's grave for 15 years. The
town sort of "adopted" the dog in the interval, providing it food and water,
and they erected a monument to the little canid when he passed away.
Corrections to this story or clarifications on a different story welcomed.
(additional request for poem/recipe omitted; sorry :-/ can't think of one
offhand; you might try soc.culture.celtic if you have usenet access)
TJD> ... with the preparation of tea, scones, baked/boiled potatoes,
TJD> boiled cabbages,
Yechh. Everyone assumes just because I come from Ireland that I like
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