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I excused the dog...

Posted by ESC on February 17, 2000

In Reply to: I excused the dog once but he died posted by Trish on February 16, 2000

: My husband uses this phrase quite often. Any idea what it means. He says this just something his father used to say.

I couldn't find the phrase in any of my reference books. But I remember a similar phrase I used to hear in West Virginia -- "I don't excuse a dog after it's done bite me." Maybe these two sayings are variations on a theme.