The Talking animals

A Cowboy meets an Indian herding sheep in the Black Hills.

Cowboy: "Nice dog you got there. Mind if I speak to him?"

Indian: "Dog no talk."

Cowboy: "Hey dog, how's it going?"

Dog: "Doin' all right."

Indian: (Look of shock!)

Cowboy: "Is this Indian your owner?" (Pointing at the Indian.)

Dog: "Yep."

Cowboy: "How's he treating you?"

Dog: "Real good. He walks me twice a day, feeds me great food and takes me to the lake once a week to play."

Indian: (Look of total disbelief)

Cowboy: "Mind if I talk to your horse?"

Indian: "Horse no talk."

Cowboy: "Hey horse, how's it going?"

Horse: "Cool."

Indian: (Extreme look of shock!)

Cowboy: "Is this your owner?" (Pointing to the Indian.)

Horse: "Yep."

Cowboy: "How's he treating you?"

Horse: "Pretty good, thanks for asking, he rides me brushes me down often, and keeps me in a lean-to to protect me from the weather."

Indian: (Look of total amazement)

Cowboy: "Mind if I talk to your sheep?"

Indian: "Sheep lies."

Vocabulary Help

  • brush - escovar
  • cool - bacana, legal
  • disbelief - incredulidade
  • feed - alimentar
  • herding sheep - pastoreando ovelhas
  • keep - manter
  • lake - lago
  • lean-to - abrigo
  • lie - mentir
  • mind if I speak to him? - você se importa se eu falar com ele?
  • nice - legal
  • often - com frequência
  • owner - proprietário
  • play - brincar
  • ride - cavalgar
  • weather - tempo
  • yep (yes) - sim


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