[Ads-l] It's not the size of the dog in the fight, ...

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Tue Oct 6 14:57:50 UTC 2015


But do watch the video, if you haven't seen it previously.  It's heartwarming.  Say at
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2015/oct/05/small-dog-chases-off-two-bears-in-california-video


(Some of the videos in Google Images show the homeowners more than the action.)

Joel
      From: Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
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Too lazy to check any Twain connection (naturally I'm skeptical), but I
first heard this years or decades ago, probably from a Southern politician
on TV.

JL


On Mon, Oct 5, 2015 at 11:21 PM, Joel Berson <berson at att.net> wrote:

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> Prompted by today's video of the French bulldog (a small breed) chasing
> two medium-sized bears out of its masters' fenced back yard; the bears were
> so intimidated they climbed over the 5- or 6-foot fence to escape.
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> ... it's the size of the fight in the dog.
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> Attributed by the newscaster to Mark Twain, but others may know better.
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> Joel
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