4. 38 A Funny Story.
This story was told by James Mac Namara ,Ballyhickey, Quin,Co.Clare. to Eilish Mac Namara,Hazelwood ,Quin.
A man named Mickie Devaney had an Irish Terrier and he used to let him sleep in the kitchen every night.Before Mickie went to bed he used 'rake' the fire, fill the kettle and hang it down .At seven o'clock every morning the terrier used scrape out the ashes,light the fire and boil the kettle ,and hop on to the bed and bark into Mickie's ear to call him when the kettle was boiled.This same dog used always fight with a dog belonging to Jack Halpin of Ardsollus .At last Mickey's dog died and he was so fond of of the dog that he got a waistcoat made of the skin .One night as Mickey was passing Halpin's wearing the waistcoat he met the dog that his dog used fight with .Immediately the hair stood upon the waistcoat preparing to fight as if Mickey's own dog was present.