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Madrín Tuirseach - Tired Puppy


Madrín ina lui sa chúinne

Bean as Dún na nGall a d'inis an scéalín croíúil seo:
"Shiúil madra isteach i mo gháirdín lá amhain, agus cuma túirseach air. D'fhéachas air agus ba léir dom go raibh baile maith aige, coléir timcheall a mhuineal, a dhóthain le n-ithe aige agus duine eigin ag tabhairt áire dó"
A woman from County Donegal relates this heartwarming story. "A very tired-looking dog wandered into my yard. I could tell from his collar and the fact that he was well-fed that he had a home and was well taken care of. "

"Tháinig sé i leith cugam agus thugas bosóg dó cúpla uair. Tháinig sé isteach sa teach i mo dhiaidh - síos an halla leis agus rinne sé ceirtlín de féin sa chúinne agus thit an codladh air. Uair a clog anonn, d'éirigh sé agus chuaigh go dtí an doras. D'oscail mé é agus d'imthigh an madra amach."

"He calmly came over to me, I gave him a few pats on his head; he then followed me into my house, slowly walked down the hall, curled up in the corner and fell asleep. An hour later, he went to the door, and I let him out. "

"An lá fé dheire agus bhí sé thár nais arís agus é ag croitheadh a eireabaill. Isteach leis arís agus shin sé féin san ait céanna agus thit sé 'na chodladh arís go cheann uair a clog agus amach leis arís. Tharla an rud céanna arís agus arís eile le cúpla seachtain."

"The next day he was back, greeted me in my yard, walked inside and resumed his spot in the hall and again slept for about an hour. This continued off and on for several weeks. "

"Sa deire, scríobhas nóta ar ghiota pháipéir agus cheangal mé lena choléir é:"Ba mhaith liom fháil amach cé leis an madra lach,allainn seo agus a íarr an bhfuil fhios agat go mbionn sé ag teacht go dtí mo thighse chun neall codalta fháil gach aon iarnóin ?"

"Curious, I pinned a note to his collar: 'I would like to find out who the owner of this wonderful sweet dog is and ask if you are aware that almost every afternoon your dog comes to my house for a nap.' "

Lá ar na bhárach bhí an madra ann arís ach bhí nóta nua ceangailte lena choléir: "Tá comhnuí air i dtigh ina bhfuil séisear páisti - beirt aca fé 3 blian d'aois. Tá sé ag iarraidh teacht suas lena chuid codalata. An misde leat mé féin teacht ina éinfheacht amarach ?"

"The next day he arrived for his nap, with a different note pinned to his collar: It read: 'He lives in a home with 6 children, 2 under the age of 3 - he's trying to catch up on his sleep. Can I come with him tomorrow ?' "

Courtesy of Jack & Vivian, IrishPage.com February 2009
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