Pets and Farm Animals
Frances Greene 16th August 2017 Deerpark Social Services Centre, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway
Pets and farm animals
Interviewer: Clare Doyle (CD)
Interviewee: Frances Greene (FG)
FG: And we had lambs, Sonny O’Brien and Paddy O’Brien they are dead now, long ago. They were from Ahascragh. They gave us two pet lambs, to me and Bredge.
CD: Ah, lovely
FG: That’s my other sister out in Tenerife
CD: Any were they allowed to come into the house, the pet lambs?
FG: Well ah, Bredge gave her lad too much milk and my lad, my lad…my lad lived! And he went out on, out on grass
FG: On grass, somewhere and I don’t know where they are now, could be grown into sheep, they’re dead now!
CD: Yeah, they’re grown into sheep anyways. Your one did alright
CD: And did you have any other pets at home?
FG: No other pets…cats…a dog! Shep was the dog’s name
FG: Poor Shep. Brown and white face he had
FG: He was a great cattle dog
CD: Was he a sheep dog or a cattle dog?
FG: Cattle dog
FG: Michael, my brother used to have to tell him to go down and ah…to go down and bring up the calves. He never had to tell him, he’d go down himself and bring up the seven calves
CD: So, he could understand it
FG: …and put them in the stable
FG: He would