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As subtle as a dead pig


II ne faut pas jeter les perles devaiit les pourceaux.


A pig’s tail will not make a good arrow. SPANISH.


No one gives his pig to the hyena to keep


Do not drive black hogs at night


People don’t give black puddings to those who kill no pigs

Proverb Lore: Many Sayings, Wise Or Otherwise, on Many




“Young pigs grunt as old pigs grunted before them.” Polish Proverb



2 Tough and Crazy people get together and consider life through the Oracle of the Animated Gif. They contemplate fidelity. Once THEY had a dog called ODIN protector of women and children. Now they have each other. FIDELITY then means something slightly different – or mebbe not.

If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater. . . suggest that he wear a tail.
Fran Lebowitz


Cats are smarter than dogs. You can’t get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.
Jeff Valdez


“A dog has lots of friends because he wags his tail and not his tongue.”


I’ve seen a look in dogs’ eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.”   John Steinbeck


Abraham Lincoln Quotes

I care not much for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.

“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
— Samuel Butler



One dog barks at something, the rest bark at him. (Chinese)

    No philosophers so thoroughly comprehend us as dogs and horses.


2 Tough and Crazy people get together and consider life through the Oracle of the Animated Gif. They contemplate THE FROG and the SCORPION and the fox as they cross the river. IT IS IN MY NATURE- says the SCORPION. IT IS MY NATURE. A SCORPION IS INDEED A SCORPION. Thanks for the Ride but sting you I must !


We keep an eye on the scorpion and the serpent, but we do not watch out for the millipede. Sicilian

   That’s the problem with them fables, they’re putting animals together that wouldn’t meet. I don’t know where a scorpion is knockin’ around with a frog.”
-Podcast Series 3, Episode Two

Butch glared balefully across the saloon at Tex, who had been stone dead since the scorpion he had unwittingly sat on had bitten him on the butt some half an hour or so ago, little suspecting that this was going to be his toughest staring contest since the one against old Glass-eyed Juan, during the great sand-storm of ‘42, at the height of the Arizona conjunctivitis epidemic.

Geoff Blackwell
Bundaberg QLD Australia

“God did not give wings to scorpions.” 

If you are bitten by a scorpion in a dream, you will conquer your problems.



Those who go to examine the rainwater puddle will meet scorpions (around it).
(You’ll get into trouble if you’re too inquisitive.)


   The Kathiawari Horse

Photographs & information on the Kathiawari horse breed of India. A slender, wiry horse with ears that curve inward and touch at the tip, called the “sting of the scorpion”.




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2 Tough and Crazy people get together and consider life through the Oracle of the Animated Gif. They contemplate DOGS. There are dogs about now. Lizzy has always rather liked DOGS. Still rather likes them but SHE also likes the timid and gentle creatures of the Cottage. Now there is a large and bounding dog across the paddock. Ah well. Perhaps he will keep the snakes away from the door. THEY left Odin the Staffy down in Urunga with Brad. The Mad O’Brians have a little dog called Charley who has one gammy leg but is as good as any 4 leg and Kati B wants a dog for her 30th birthday but Lizzy cannot recollect which breed it is that she wants.

Heaven goes by favour. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.
– Mark Twain


 During ancient times in Japan when the townspeople wanted rain, they would shoot an arrow at a black dog, and if they wanted fine weather they would shoot an arrow at a white dog.
If they wanted just a spot of rain, with fine weather included, they would shoot at a black and white dog.baby2


In Horace, ‘the black dog follows you and hangs/close on your skirts with hungry fangs


DESIGNER dog disasters are flooding animal shelters, dumped because of deformities, disease, and overshot jaws.
The fad varieties, which include cross-breeds such as Labradoodles, Cavoodles and Pugaliers, are too often being bred with genetic faults, experts say


Dogs and politicians bark until fed or elected.



I have resolved to be more like the dog!
(Remember, it’s about the bones)




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2 Tough and Crazy people get together and consider life through the Oracle of the Animated Gif. They contemplate LIZARDS because HE is very fond of LIZARDS. Lots of wee little Lizards live in the Cottage and in Red Hill and Auchenflower, ghekkoes were at home with Lizzy. Down at Rainbow Bay and on the Tweed Riverbank at Murwillumbah, there are lizards- big ones. Once Jim B had a blue tongue in South Coogee. It got out of the flat and a cat seemed to have bitten it in half. Well so my memory tells me. They have a lot of painted wooden lizards in the Cottage. On the white walls.

However much the beetle is afraid it will not stop the lizard swallowing it. AFRICAN.


“The fronting for the eighty-yard long marble-topped bar had been made by stitching together nearly twenty thousand Antarean Mosaic Lizardskins, despite the fact that the twenty thousand lizards concerned hadneeded them to keep their insides in.”

The Book decribing Milliways’ politically incorrect decor.

 The people who bind themselves to systems are those who are unable to encompass the whole truth and try to catch it by the tail; a system is like the tail of truth, but truth is like a lizard; it leaves its tail in your fingers and runs away knowing full well that it will grow a new one in a twinkling.
Ivan Turgenev

Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting, Lizard’s leg, and owlet’s wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
William Shakespeare Witches in Macbeth

From gracious Nature have I won
Such liberal bounty? may I run
So, lizard-like, within her side,
And there be safe, who now am tried
By days that painfully go on?

Gbogbo alangba ro dina de le, a e mo ghin na i dun.
All lizards lie on their bellies, but nobody knows which of them suffers stomach ache. (Used when some carry their problems boldly written on their foreheads to remind them that their situation is not unique and that it is a question of attitude which prevents people from showing their inner life outwardly.)
Yoruba  AFRICA

Go And copulate with yon purple lizard.” –clyde



2 Tough and Crazy people get together and consider life through the Oracle of the Animated Gif. They contemplate  CAMELS. They talked of camels when they first met and of gnarly women walking a string of camels across a desert dune. HE had seen her when he was filming way out in the desert. SHE has never been to a desert – other than the bleak wastelands of her own mind and spirit at times. SHE used to see camels at BELLINGEN markets but when she went there in March with Kati B , there were no longer camels there. When THEY sat at the back table talking of camels and she was threading fishing line through the WINDSONG chimes to re-hang them , SHE looked at him and thought two things. SHE thought this will be as difficult as the biblical passing of a camel through the eye of a needle. And SHE thought – I have been sitting here in the oasis waiting for one year and now he comes along on his camel and I will willingly hop on that camel and ride off across the next desert with him. COME WHAT MAY as they say.

SHE had found a paragraph from CHESTERTON and was ready to give it to him . In essence it said – HERE. THIS IS MY PREVIOUS EXISTENCE. TAKE IT . IT HAS LED ME TO YOU.

And now we find a camel is living just down the road and around the corner in a paddock. Camels are a significant influence in Lizzy Living.

 Slowly across the desert sand
Trekked the dusty caravan.
Men on camels, two by two
Destination -Timbuktu.



As tight as a Camels arse in a Sand-storm

These ambiguities, redundances, and deficiences recall those attributed by Dr. Franz Kuhn to a certain Chinese encyclopedia entitled Celestial Emporium of Benevolent Knowledge. On those remote pages it is written that animals are divided into (a) those that belong to the Emperor, (b) embalmed ones, (c) those that are trained, (d) suckling pigs, (e) mermaids, (f) fabulous ones, (g) stray dogs, (h) those that are included in this classification, (i) those that tremble as if they were mad, (j) innumerable ones, (k) those drawn with a very fine camel’s hair brush, (l) others, (m) those that have just broken a flower vase, (n) those that resemble flies from a distance.
— Essay: “The Analytical Language of John Wilkins”

And he wrote in the king Ahasuerus’ name, and sealed it with the king’s ring, and sent letters by posts on horseback, and riders on mules, camels, and young dromedaries: . . . . So the posts that rode upon mules and camels went out, being hastened and pressed on by the king’s commandment. And the decrees was given at Shushan the palace.
Author: Bible
Source: Esther (ch. VIII, v. 10 & 14)



I cannot say when the lion became extinct in Europe, Herodotus speaks of the lions and wild bulls in his description of Xerxes’ march through Macedonia; he says the former were ferociously destructive to the camels that carried the army provisions, and then proceeds to give other details about them and to note the exact geographical range to which they were then confined. How like Herodotus! Aristotle and Xenophon both confirm the existence of these Macedonian lions.

   “It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter heaven.”




The Journey of the Magi


A cold coming we had of it,
Just the worst time of the year
For a journey, and such a long journey:
The ways deep and the weather sharp,
The very dead of winter.”
And the camels galled, sore-footed, refractory,
Lying down in the melting snow.
There were times we regretted
The summer palaces on slopes, the terraces,
And the silken girls bringing sherbet.
Then the camel men cursing and grumbling
And running away, and wanting their liquor and women,
And the night-fires gong out, and the lack of shelters,
And the cities hostile and the towns unfriendly
And the villages dirty, and charging high prices.:
A hard time we had of it.
At the end we preferred to travel all night,
Sleeping in snatches,
With the voices singing in our ears, saying
That this was all folly

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