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A Kerry Fancier's Guide To Shakespeare


Submited by Carol Blundell

  • "To be or not to be, that is the question."
    (Shall we breed this season?)
  • "Double, double, toil and trouble,
    Fire burn and cauldron bubble"
    (Ringside gossip)
  • "Methought I heard a voice cry, "Sleep no more ..."
    (Bitch in season in same house with active stud)
  • "What fools these mortals be"
    (They just bought their third dog)
  • "Out, out damned spot!"
    (They are housebreaking the third dog)
  • "What light through yonder window breaks?"
    (Up all night whelping)
  • "Much ado about nothing"
    (False pregnancy)
  • "Assume a virtue if you have it not"
    (Be a good loser)
  • "Play such fantastic tricks before high heaven
    as make the angels weep"
    (On seeing some odd judging - or clever handling)
  • "Small curs are not regarded when they grin"
    (Unless they have a big-name handler)
  • "Nor let the rain of heaven wet this place"
    (The prayer of all outdoor show chairs)
  • "He hath but a little wee face,
    with a little yellow beard"
    (Cairn Terrier)
  • "Like a fountain with an hundred spouts"
    (Male dog going for walk)
  • "A double blessing is a double grace"
    (Best of Breed AND a group placement)
  • "I love the sport well; but I shall as soon quarrel
    at it as any man in England"
    (Sentiments of the inveterate dog-show enthusiast)
  • "Young gentlemen, your spirits are too bold for your years"
    (class of terrier puppies)
  • "Your father is at Westminster"
    (But your mother wasn't show-quality)
  • "And I do wish your honours may increase"
    (Best-in-show next time!)
  • "Obedience; for so work the honey-bees,
    Creatures that by a rule in nature teach
    the act of order"
    (A good definition!)

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