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Fat cat in Texas now slims down, adopted by vet
德州肥貓現已變瘦 被獸醫領養

A combination photograph shows participants of the costume competition “Child and Cat” during the World Cat Exhibition in Dortmund, Germany on April 21.
這張四月二十一日攝於德國多特蒙德世界貓展的組合照片,是參加「孩童與貓咪」服裝比賽的貓主人與貓咪。

Photo: Reuters
照片:路透

An obese stray cat found wandering six months ago near Dallas has slimmed down to 15kg and been adopted by the veterinarian overseeing his care.

Dr. Brittney Barton said that the orange tabby dubbed Skinny is doing well on a special diet to help lose weight and increase his metabolism.

Barton says she became attached to the onetime 19kg cat she was treating at an animal orphanage and last month he became part of her family. Skinny joins Barton’s husband, three children, a dog and another cat at her home.

Barton says Skinny gets along great with the other animals, can jump up on a couch and runs to his food bag at feeding time. She says the house has long hallways that provide good exercise for Skinny.(AP)

一隻六個月前被人發現徘徊於達拉斯附近的暴肥流浪公貓,如今已瘦到約十五公斤,而且被監督其健康的獸醫領養。

布蘭妮.巴頓醫生表示,這隻被暱稱為「小瘦瘦」、吃著有助減重與增加新陳代謝食物的橘斑貓,情況很不錯。

巴頓說,她在一家動物孤兒院照顧這隻一度胖到約十九公斤的貓咪時,開始愛上牠,並在上個月讓這隻貓成為她家中的一份子。「小瘦瘦」與巴頓的老公、三個小孩、一隻狗與另外一隻貓成為一家人。

巴頓說,「小瘦瘦」和其他動物們相處愉快,會跳上沙發並在吃飯時間跑向牠的貓食袋。她說,她家裡有長走廊,能讓「小瘦瘦」好好運動。

(美聯社/翻譯:張沛元)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. adopt v. 領養;採納 (ling2 yang3; cai3 na4)

例: Your suggestion has been adopted by the board of directors. (你的建議已獲董事會採納。)

2. become attached to v. phr. 喜歡上某人或某事 (xi3 huan1 shang4 mo3 ren2 huo4 mo3 shi4)

例: He is really attached to his longtime girlfriend. (他很愛他交往多年的女朋友。)

3. get along with v. phr. 維持良好關係 (wei2 chi2 liang2 hao3 guan1 xi4)

例: My kid and my new husband really get along with each other. (我的小孩跟我的新老公處得還不錯。)


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