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Feed a dog for three days and he will remember your kindness for three years; feed a cat for three years and she will forget your kindness in three days

Edited by John Simpson and Jennifer Speake

in The Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

Fifth edition

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780199539536
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191727740
Feed a dog for three days and he will remember your kindness for three years; feed a cat for three years and she will forget your kindness in three days

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Japanese proverb. The variant Keep a dog‥is also found. □ 1892 L. Hearn ‘In a Japanese Garden’ in Atlantic

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