Magda:Oooh, he’s so cute. When did you get him?
Tony:Yesterday. I’m training him to do tricks.
托尼：昨天 。我在训练它表演杂技动作 。
Magda:Really? Are you having any luck?
Tony:No, not yet. So far, he just lies there, but maybe he’s hungry and doesn’t have any energy to play. I’m going to feed him a few treats and give him some water in his bowl.
托尼：没有，还没有呢 。到目前为止，它只是喜欢躺在那里，它也许是饿了，所以没有力气玩一会 。我去喂它点东西，再给它的碗里倒点水 。
Tony:And then later, I’m going to take him for a walk. Here are the new collar and leash I bought for him. I’ll be sure to bring his carrier in case he gets too tired to walk.
托尼：然后，我要带它去散会步 。我还为它买了新的项圈和皮带 。我怕它走路太累了，所以把推车给它带上 。
Magda:Whatever you say. Are you sure you need to do all that?
Tony:Oh, sure. It’s important to keep pets healthy and happy, don’t you think? I’m going to groom him later. I wouldn’t want him to get fleas or ticks. Maybe I should take him to see the vet for a checkup.
托尼：噢，当然需要 。保持宠物的健康和幸福很重要，你难道不这样认为吗？我一会还会给它洗个澡 。我不希望它身上生出跳蚤或蜱虫 。也许我应该带它去兽医那儿看一下 。
Magda:I really don’t think that’ll be necessary. Tony, you do know that that’s a pet rock, right?
Tony:Yeah, what’s your point?