Slice of Life 15: Here Kitty, Kitty, A New Pet

 
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By Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning, COERLL, University of Texas at Austin, and Project Director: Orlando Kelm. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
Pets are very common in American households. While cats and dogs are most common, it is not unusual to find someone with a more exotic pet, like a rat, a lizard, a bird, or a snake. Pets live a life of luxury and require care and attention from all members of a household. While they are shy at first when adopted, pets generally learn to love their new home and their owners.
Dialogue
A: Ai meu Deus, você viu a foto da gatinha que a gente vai adotar?
B: Vi! Mamãe mandou uma mensagem. Ela é tão fofinha!
A: A gente tem que comprar tanta coisa pra ela.
B: Uma cama, uma torre, caixa de transporte e brinquedos. Esqueci alguma coisa?
A: Uma escova e uma caixinha de areia.
B: Verdade, verdade.
A: É, a gente tem que deixar ela confortável pra ela ganhar confiança e querer ficar bem grudadinha na gente.
B: Só tenho medo dela me arranhar.
A: Ah, a gente ensina que não pode!
B: É… a gente tem que ter tudo pronto até quinta-feira. É o dia em que ela chega do abrigo.
A: Oh my God, have you seen the picture of the kitten we’re getting?
B: Yeah! Mom texted it to me. She is so cute!
A: We have to buy so much stuff for her.
B: A bed, a cat tree, a cat carrier, and toys! Am I forgetting anything?
A: Yeah! A brush and a litterbox.
B: You’re right, you’re right.
A: I mean we have to keep her comfortable if she’s ever gonna trust us enough to snuggle with us!
B: I’m just afraid that she’s gonna scratch me.
A: Well, we’ll teach her not to!
B: I guess… we have until Thursday to get all her stuff ready. That’s when she comes home from the animal shelter.

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