Dog Psychology 狗的心理学

时间 : 2012-05-05 15:07来源 : VOA官网 收听下载次数 :
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About this lesson

In this lesson, you’ll learn:

 - Make statements about the human qualities that pets are imbued with in the U.S.

 - How to discuss controversial attitudes towards pets in America

Fido’s been mopey

  Fido’s been acting kinda mopey lately…
  Fido最近好像有点无精打采。

  He doesn’t seem to want to play fetch.
  它好像不想玩捡东西的游戏。

  Ever since we moved, he just hasn’t been the same at all.
  自从我们搬家以来﹐它就和以前完全不一样了。

  The vet thinks the reason he’s been so down is because he’s depressed.
  兽医觉得它这么无精打采是因为它心情抑郁。

Put him on medication

  The vet is recommending we put him on medication.
  兽医建议我们给它吃药。

  We’re hoping that the medication will perk him up…
  我们希望药物能让它振作起来。

  …so he’ll be his normal playful self again.
  这样﹐它就能和原来一样活泼好动了。

  If it doesn’t, maybe we’ll consider upping his dosage until he seems back to normal.
  如果不行的话﹐没准我们会考虑增加药量﹐直到它恢复正常为止。

It’s not fair

  I have a friend who put her dog on antidepressants.
  我有个朋友﹐给自己的狗吃抗抑郁药。

  I don’t think it’s fair to make an animal take drugs when they have no say.
  我觉得﹐在动物自己没有发言权的情况下让它们吃药是不公平的。

  It’s ridiculous to spend so much money on an animal when there are people going hungry.
  人还吃不饱呢﹐却要在动物身上花哪么多钱﹐这太可笑了。

Good intentions

  I agree sometimes they might go overboard…
  我同意﹐有时候她们可能做得太过份了…

  …but pet-owners just want their pet to be happy and healthy.
  不过﹐宠物的主人也只是想让自己的宠物快乐健康。

  Even if you don’t agree with them…
  即使你不同意她们的做法…

  …pet owners have good intentions at heart.
  宠物主人的初衷是好的。