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Brazil dogs take to waves on paddle boards
巴西狗狗玩滑水板衝浪

A surfer catches a wave with his dog on board during the 5th Annual Surf Dog competition at Huntington Beach, California on Sept. 29 last year.
去年九月二十九日在加州杭亭頓海灘舉辦的第五屆年度狗兒衝浪賽上,一名衝浪者與其狗兒追著浪。

照片:法新社
Photo: AFP

About a dozen four-legged practitioners of stand-up paddle boarding took to the waves with their human owners off Rio de Janeiro’s Barra Beach, practicing for a second annual competition in which canine-human teams race around buoys.

“The idea started when I was on my board and my dog was tied up on the beach. I said to myself, ’Man he wants to come to the water!’ so I put him on the board and he loved it,” said Marco Sarnelli, the event organizer.

The race on Feb. 16 drew as many as 50 dogs and their owners, from border collies to golden retrievers to mutts.

Brazilian paddle board enthusiasts are not the first to take their pets out on the water.

Canine paddle board races in California have served as fundraisers for local shelters, and several Web sites dedicated to the sport include forum sections with readers trading tricks on how to get their dogs hooked on the sport.

(AP)

約十二隻四足立式衝浪板參賽者被牠們的主人帶到里約熱內盧的巴拉海灘外,為了第二屆年度賽事練習,人狗組成的隊伍繞著浮標較勁。

「這個點子源自當我站在浪板上,而我的狗被繫在海灘。我告訴自己:『天哪!牠想來水裡!』因此我把牠放在浪板上,而牠也很愛,」活動發起人馬可.薩內利說。

二月十六日登場的比賽吸引多達五十隻狗與牠們的主人,從邊境牧羊犬、黃金獵犬到混種狗都有。

巴西衝浪板愛好者並非第一批將寵物帶到水上的人。

加州曾舉辦狗兒衝浪賽幫當地收容所募款,還有好幾個網站致力於這項運動,包括讓讀者交換訓練狗兒愛上衝浪運動的論壇討論區。

(美聯社/翻譯:詹立群)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. canine n.

犬科動物 (quan3 ke1 dong4 wu4)

例: The fox is a canine.

(狐狸是犬科動物。)

2. serve as phr.

當做…用途 (dang1 zuo4 … yong4 tu2)

例: He has served as a general for 20 years.

(他已當了二十年的將軍。)

3. be hooked on phr.

上癮;依戀 (shang4 yin3; yi1 lian4)

例: I am hooked on collecting clocks.

(我迷上收集時鐘。)


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