Magda: Oooh, he’s so cute. When did you get him?
Tony: Yesterday. I’m training him to do tricks.[audio:http://libsyn.com/media/eslpod/ESLPod789.mp3|titles=ESL Podcast – Taking Care of Pets]
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.
Magda: Uh, okay.
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.
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.
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?
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