A Hog derides a Horse on the way to battle because of his desire to die. The Horse says it’s better to die in battle than to just wait for the butcher. Die a gallant death.
A Sow and Cat (Dog) were discussing and comparing litters to no avail. But, the Sow got in the last word. One with the last word has the advantage.
A Sow and Dog argued. The Sow swore by Venus she would disembowel the Dog if he did not mend ways. Dog said few ate pork; Sow said nobody ate Dog. When you can’t argue, confound.
A Wolf came to a Sow and offered to baby sit. “Thank you but no thank you,” said the Sow. An enemy is most dangerous when offering you help.
A Buffoon entertained with animal sounds. A Man said he could imitate a pig better. On stage the audience reviled his performance until he showed the pig. Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing.
While living in the same tree, a cat decided to fool the eagle above and sow below. The cat told each the other would attack. Paralyzed with fear they died. Don’t let fear paralyze you.
A Wild Boar was sharpening his tusks. A Fox asked why. The Boar said that it would be foolish to not be ready and have to sharpen them when needed. Be prepared.
A Pig lived with a Goat and Sheep. The Master laid hold of him and he resisted. Sheep and Goat complained at the noise. Pig said his life was at stake. Sometimes complaining is justified.