„Next morning, where the two had sat
They found no trace of dog or cat;
And some folks think unto this day
That burglars stole that pair away!
But the truth about the cat and pup
Is this: they ate each other up!
Now what do you really think of that!
: (The old Dutch clock it told me so,
And that is how I came to know.)“
— Eugene Field, The Duel
"The Duel", st. 4
Love Songs of Childhood (1894)