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The Mouse on the Barroom Floor


A dog owns nothing, yet is seldom dissatisfied.

Better for a man to have even a dog welcome him than a dog bark at him.

There’s no point in keeping a dog if you are going to do your own barking.

An old dog cannot alter his way of barking.

A little dog can start a hare, but it takes a big one to catch it.

One who is cowless must be his own dog.

One dog can’t fight.

Nature will come through the claws, and the hound will follow the hare.

The dog follows the man who has the bone.

It’s a bad hound that’s not worth the whistling. The race of the hound through the bog is the harvest of night falling.

Autumn days come quickly like the running of a hound on the moor.

Every dog is brave on his own doorstep.

A dog with two homes is never any good.

It is for the sake of company dogs go to church.

It is hard to put a dog off his track.


What should you expect from a cat but a kitten?

The cat is always dignified, until the dog comes by.

Every cat is grey at night.
To please herself only does the cat purr.

There is a crock of gold in the tomb of every chieftain, but they are all guarded by cats and fairies.

The law of heredity runs through the cat’s eyes.

As honest as a cat when the meat is out of reach..


Stupidity is sending the goose on a mission to the fox’s den.

It’s a dirty bird that won’t keep its own nest clean.

Little as a wren needs, it must gather it.

The grace of God is found between the saddle and the ground.

Some Guinness was spilled on the barroom floor when the pub was shut for the night. Out of his hole crept a wee brown mouse and stood in the pale moonlight. He lapped up the frothy brew from the floor, then back on his haunches he sat. And all night long you could hear him roar, 'Bring on the goddam cat!'

Irish Pet Proverbs

Irish Saying

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