Mudcat Café message #3719634 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #157563   Message #3719634
Posted By: Rapparee
28-Jun-15 - 08:49 PM
Thread Name: Song Title please ?-I Ride an Old Paint
Subject: RE: Song Title please ?-I Ride an Old Paint
You can herd dogies with doggies but not weiner doggies.

"Dogie", n., a scrubby calf that has not wintered well and is anemic from the scant food of the cold weather, also a dogey...from "Dothoighte {fada over the second 'o'], hard to rear, hard to fatten (as a calf); a sickly hard-to-feed calf....

                --Daniel Quinn, How the Irish Invented Slang: the secret language of the crossroads (Oakland, CA: AK Press, 2007), p. 133.