The Dog and the Sow


A sow and a dog were arguing about their litters. The dog said that she had the easiest delivery of all the four-footed animals but the sow responded, ‘Be that as it may, the puppies you give birth to are blind!’

The fable shows that an enterprise is not to be judged in terms of its speed but its outcome.

Perry Index 223. Photograph by Aaron Kather 2016.

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