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  • Hi Bob the Canadian here.

  • Sometimes when you're having an English conversation, people want to talk about their pets.

  • Or maybe you wanna talk about yours.

  • In this video I'll help you learn some English words and phrases

  • that will help you talk about two of the most common pets: cats and dogs.

  • I think a cat just meowed as I said cats and dogs.

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  • So pets.

  • Cats and dogs.

  • Which one do you wanna talk about first?

  • In English we often say, “Are you a cat lover or a dog lover?”

  • Are you a cat person or a dog person?”

  • This is how we describe the difference between people who love cats, and people who love dogs.

  • Myself, I have to say, I'm not sure which I am.

  • In some ways I like cats because they're quiet, they kinda sit by themselves,

  • and they're just in general a calm animal.

  • But I also like the excitement of a dog.

  • We have a dog, his name is Oscar.

  • I'll try to find a picture of him to put in this video.

  • And Oscar is just a great farm dog.

  • He's a dog who lives mostly outside, but he is allowed in the front entrance of our home.

  • So in some ways he's also a house dog.

  • But let's talk about some things about dogs.

  • Dogs eat dog food that they eat out of a dog bowl.

  • When dogs make sounds we say that they either bark or growl.

  • I'm gonna bark here to to make the sound barking sounds likeruff, ruffand growling isgrrrrr”.

  • Couple of interesting things about dogs, we call them man's best friend in English.

  • It's a phrase that we use because dogs have been with people for so long that they are man's best friend.

  • Another interesting fact, the feet of a dog are called paws.

  • A baby dog is called a puppy.

  • And there's a couple of things you can do with a dog.

  • You can take your dog for a walk.

  • When you take a dog for a walk you use what we call in English a leash.

  • You have your dog on a leash.

  • And another thing about dogs is you can pet your dog, dogs like to have their ears scratched.

  • So you can pet your dog, you can scratch your dog's ears.

  • A lot of times a dog will have a dog mat that they lay on when they're in the house.

  • You can also teach your dog to do tricks.

  • You may teach your dog to sit, you may teach your dog to roll over, or you may teach your dog to beg

  • and I'll try to find a picture of this to put up here.

  • When a dog begs usually you give your dog a dog treat which is a small little piece of dog food.

  • Dogs can go to school, in English we call that obedience school.

  • When your dog's sick you take your dog to the vet, (or the veterinarian).

  • When I was younger we would take our dog to a vet, or veterinarian, vet is the short form.

  • Also when you go on vacation, you may actually take your dog to a kennel.

  • And you may board your dog at a kennel, which means you bring your dog to a place where

  • they will take care of your dog while you are on vacation.

  • So that's a little bit about dogs, let's talk about cats.

  • Cats are an entirely different animal, literally!

  • Cats do not walk using a leash, I know some people do, but cats generally don't like leashes.

  • A baby cat is called a kitten.

  • When you have a cat and it lives in your house you usually will have a litter box where they can go to the bathroom,

  • and you will probably have cat toys or a scratching post for them to scratch their nails on.

  • We also say that cats have paws, just like dogs.

  • So a cat's feet are called paws.

  • The two sounds a cat makes are they canmeow

  • and there was actually a cat up here with me earlier that said, “meow”.

  • And when you pet a cat they can purr.

  • It's a hard sound to make, I'll try to make it, butpurrrrrrrrr” “purrrrrrrr”.

  • So a cat makes a purring sound.

  • You can hear a cat purr when you pet them and when they're happy.

  • A cat eats cat food.

  • That's the food that you would feed to a cat.

  • When a cat gets sick, just like a dog, you would bring the cat to a vet or veterinarian,

  • that's the longer form of the word.

  • But what do you do to play with cats?

  • You can't play fetch with a cat, you can't teach a cat to roll over.

  • You can sit with a cat.

  • Cats are very, very loving animals to their owners.

  • And sometimes it's just enjoyable to sit with a cat beside you and pet the cat while the cat purrs.

  • It's a very calming feeling for human beings.

  • Sometimes a cat will rub up against your leg when they want attention

  • especially if it's your cat and they love you.

  • They'll rub up against your leg to say, “Hey pet me!”

  • Hey sit with me!

  • Well that's a few words and phrases to help you have great English conversations when talking about cats or dogs.

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Hi Bob the Canadian here.

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