Sinceramente, admiro aquelas raras pessoas que conseguem ter uma casa limpa e arrumada sem o auxílio de empregados domésticos. Aquele piso brilhando, pia limpa, papéis arrumados e um cheirinho bom que a gente não consegue identificar exatamente o que é. Uma mistura de ceras, óleos, perfumes e incensos. Cheiro de lençóis brancos recém tirados do varal. Cheiro de chuva, cheiro de neve.
É lógico que não estou me referindo àqueles lugares impecáveis pela falta de vida. Onde tem gente, tem bagunça. Muitas casas são assim arrumadas em decorrência da solidão. Não há ninguém para desarrumar. Estou me referindo às casas cheias de vida e ainda assim limpas e organizadas, sem que haja uma equipe de limpeza paga para colocar tudo em ordem.
A verdade é que a bagunça atrai mais bagunça ainda. Se um ambiente está em completa desordem, fazemos tudo de forma mais descuidada e a coisa vai piorando cada vez mais. E se tudo estiver em ordem, fazemos o que tivermos de fazer com o maior cuidado.
Meu pai sempre dizia que se o chão estiver limpo, a casa toda está limpa. Na nossa guerra pessoal que travamos discretamente contra nossa própria bagunça sabemos muito bem que no momento que conseguimos clarear o chão, metade do caminho está feito. A bagunça já fica enfraquecida.
O problema é que temos coisas demais. Objetos demais que acabam ocupando uma boa parte do espaço e dificultando a limpeza. Mas é impossível usar todos os objetos que possuímos. Sempre há aquelas coisas esquecidas num canto, roupas que nunca usamos e toda sorte de inutilidades. É um bom hábito recolher parte desse material e doar ou vender. Sem apego, certo? Se livrar de entulho é meio caminho andado.
Em toda casa há também aqueles lugares, geralmente cantos, que ninguém mexe. Parece que estão ali só para acumular poeira e teias de aranha. Na minha cozinha tinha um canto assim. Coloquei logo o fogão neste canto e acabou-se o problema. Agora aquele canto se transformou num espaço movimentado.
Uma vez uma pessoa me falou que se a gente não dominar a bagunça, a bagunça nos dominará. Realmente, se fecharmos os olhos para a desordem generalizada, chega um momento em que não conseguimos fazer mais nada.
Anos atrás, quando tinha 18 anos e trabalhava na IBM, aprendi a usar a “técnica da mesa limpa”. É o seguinte: ao encerrar seu trabalho, guarde tudo que está em cima da mesa. Simples assim. A mesma técnica em outro formato é o que eu aprendi quando tinha 15 anos e era bandeirante. No final de um acampamento, tínhamos que deixar o lugar exatamente como tínhamos encontrado.
Agora aplique isso ao banheiro: depois do banho, deixe o banheiro em ordem. E à cozinha: depois da refeição, deixe a cozinha como estava antes. À sala: quando desligar a televisão, deixe a sala arrumada. E por aí vai.
Gatos e cachorros também fazem uma bagunça infernal. Os gatos derrubam tudo o que é “derrubável”, os cachorros destroem o que podem, sem falar que eles não são capazes de usar o vaso sanitário e dar a descarga. Mas vou falar sobre isso numa outra postagem.
O importante é que com a casa limpa e arrumada, ou seja, vencendo a bagunça (ainda que temporariamente) ganhamos um prêmio maravilhoso: a motivação. O prazer em fazer as coisas mais simples. Se nossa casa está brilhando, fazemos tudo com mais gosto. Ficamos mais felizes. Esse é o ponto.
War against mess
Frankly, I admire those rare people who have a house clean and tidy without the aid of domestic employees. Shiny floor, clean sink, arranged papers and a good smell that we can not identify exactly what it is. A mixture of waxes, oils, perfumes and incense. Smell of freshly drawn white sheets of clothesline. Smell of rain, smell of snow.
Obviously, I am not referring to those clean places that are clean by a lack of life. Where there are people, there is mess. Many houses are clean and neat due to loneliness. There is no one there. I'm referring to places full of life and still clean and organized, without any paid cleaning team to get everything in order.
The truth is that the mess attracts even more mess. If an environment is in complete disorder, we do everything in a sloppy way and things will worsen further. And if everything is in order, we do everything carefully.
My father always said that if the floor is clean, the whole house is clean. In our personal war against our own mess, we know very well that when we clear the floor, the half way is done. The mess is already weakened.
The problem is that we have too many things. Lots of objects that end up covering a large part of the space, and making difficult to get the cleaning done. It is impossible to use all the objects we have. There are always those things in a forgotten corner, never dressed clothes, and all sorts of useless stuff. It is a good habit of collecting the material and give them away or sell. You should have no attachment, right? Get rid of stuff is the halfway stage.
In all homes there are places, usually corners that no one touch. It seems that they are there just to collect dust and webs. In my kitchen there was a corner like that. I put the stove in this corner and ended up the problem. Now that corner has become a bustling area.
Once a person told me that if we do not control the mess, then the mess will control us. Indeed, if we close our eyes to the widespread chaos, comes a time when we could not do anything.
Years ago, when I was 18 years old and worked at IBM, I learned to use the technique of clean table. It is this: after you job is done, clean the table. It is simple. The same technique in another format is what I learned when I was 15 years old and was pioneer. At the end of a camp, we had to leave the place exactly as we found.
Now apply it to the bathroom: after bathing, leave the bathroom in order. And the kitchen: After the meal, leave the kitchen as it was before. The room: when turning off the tv, leave the room tidy. And so on.
Cats and dogs also make an infernal mess. Cats get to tip everything and the dogs destroy what they can. And they are not able of using the toilet. But I will talk about this in another post.
What is important is that when we have in a clean and tidy house, or winning the mess (even temporarily), we won a wonderful prize: the motivation. We get a pleasure in everything we do. We are most happy. This is the point.
Se o seu gato ou cachorro fugiu, talvez você possa tentar as dicas abaixo para encontrá-lo:
1. Procure primeiramente em lugares onde ele possa ter ficado preso acidentalmente. Porões, armários, depósitos, sótãos, banheiros, etc. Procure nos telhados, no alto das árvores, embaixo de arbustos. Procure lugares onde possam haver pequenos animais que eles gostam de caçar. Seu gato pode estar caçando.Canteiros, jardins, terrenos baldios, casas abandonadas, etc. Olhe embaixo dos automóveis, junto das rodas.
2.Falar com as pessoas, vizinhos, comerciantes, principalmente com as crianças. Poucos adultos reparam a presença de um gato, mas uma criança saberá dizer se um gato passou num determinado local. Converse bastante com todas as pessoas que encontrar, mesmo desconhecidos. Conte histórias, crie um laço entre a pessoa e seu gato. Ela poderá ficar interessada em encontrá-lo também.
3. Coloque anúncios com foto em todos os lugares que puder. Não esqueça de incluir seu telefone no anúncio. Escreva com letra grande e legível. Se seu animal tem alguma marca, mancha que possa identificá-lo, descreva também. Tome conta de seus cartazes. Se alguém arrancou, cole de novo.
4. Procure seu gato à noite, depois das 8, que é a hora que eles costumam sair de seus esconderijos. Você pode levar a ração ou algum petisco que ele goste. Se tiver carro, saia também dirigindo, porque os gatos conhecem o barulho do motor de seu carro. Pode levar também alguma coisa que brilhe no escuro, uma lanterninha que você movimente, algo que o atraia.
5. Tente identificar lugares onde hajam outros gatos. Procure saber se no local existe pessoas que resgatem gatos ou que tenham muitos gatos em casa. Seu gato pode ter sido resgatado por alguém.
6. Ofereça uma recompensa, mas cuidado com trotes e assaltos. Se for ao encontro de alguém que diz ter visto seu gato, avise a algum parente ou amigo. Peça que vá com você ao encontro da pessoa, te acompanhando de alguma distância.
7. Procure clínicas veterinárias e pet shops. Deixe seu nome e telefone em nesses lugares. Muitas vezes quem encontra um animal deixa anúncio nesses lugares.
8. Visite os abrigos e centros de zoonoses. Seu gato pode ter sido resgatado.
9. Procure nas escolas, fale com os alunos na hora de entrada e saída. Fale com os comerciantes, donos de bares, restaurantes, açougues, traillers, mercados, que muitas vezes alimentam os animais perdidos. Fale com o gari, com o correio, com o vendedor ambulante do seu bairro.
10. Use a internet para anunciar o desaparecimento de seu gato. Deixe anúncios em comunidades locais. Não esqueça de dizer seu bairro, telefone e deixar seu endereço de e-mail disponível. Acompanhe as respostas que obtiver.
Alô amigos: agora tenho um blog só sobre gatos. É o Gatildo! Aparece por lá! gatildo.blogspot.com
10 Ways to find a lost cat
1. Look first in places where he may have accidentally been trapped. Basements, closets, warehouses, attics, bathrooms, etc. Look in the roof, on top of trees, below the bushes. Look for places where there may be small animals that they like to hunt. Your cat may be hunting. Gardens, vacant lots, abandoned houses, etc.. Look underneath the car, behind wheels.
2. Talk to people, neighbors, traders, especially to children. Few adults see the presence of a cat, but a child will tell you if a cat was passing in a certain place. Talk a lot with all the people you meet, even strangers. Tell stories, create a bond between the person and your cat. She may be interested to find it too.
3. Place ads with photos everywhere you can. Do not forget to include your phone on the adress. Type with large, legible font. If your pet has some marks, stains that can identify him, describe it well. Take care of their posters. If someone took them off, glue again.
4. Look for your cat at night, after the 8 pm, which is usually the time they leave their hiding and show up. You can have some cat food in your hands that he likes. If you have car, also drive around looking for the cat, because cats know the sound of the engine of your car. You can also take something that glow in the dark, a light you can move, something that attracts him.
5. Try to identify places where there are other cats. Find cat rescue people or who have many cats at home. Maybe your cat was rescued by someone.
6. Offer a reward, but be alert about traps and assaults. If you have to meet someone who claims to have seen your cat, tell a relative or friend about it. Get someone to go with you to meet the person, but keeping some distance.
7. Seek veterinary clinics and pet shops. Leave your name and phone number in those places. Maybe someone found your cat and put an ad in these places.
8. Visit the shelters and centers of rescuing pets. Maybe your cat is there.
9. Search the schools, talk with students at the time of entry and exit. Talk to merchants, owners of bars, restaurants, traillers, markets, which often feed the lost pets. Talk to the street-sweeper, with the post officer, with the hawk in your neighborhood.
10. Use the Internet to announce the disappearance of your cat. Leave ads in local communities. Do not forget to tell where you are, your phone number and leave your email address available. Follow the answers you get.
In September 2008, I took my cat Preto to vaccinate during the vaccination campaign in my neighborhood. The vaccine was being given outdoors, in front of a shop. I went by car and the Preto was in the transport box. It was the first time I took a cat to vaccinate outside.
Preto is very quiet, so I thought there would be no problem to get him out of the box to take the vaccine, but I was wrong. Once out of the box, Preto struggled to get out my arms, and jumped on the sidewalk, running like crazy, and came in somewhere in that street. It was so fast that I didn’t see where he went.
The residents of the place even tried to help me looking for him in garages and backyards, but we didn’t get to find him. I returned home with a empty transport box and tears in my eyes. When I came home and told what had happened, everybody left to try to find my cat, but they didn’t get too. That day I went from 1 pm until almost 11 pm looking for Preto.
Next morning, I made a poster, took copies and glued on poles in the street where the cat had disappeared, walked and talked a lot with people. A neighbor has offered to make copies of all posters with a picture of Preto. I kept talking with people who were on the street. I didn’t simply ask if they had seen the cat. I told stories about him, about his likes and dislikes. In the end, people felt as if they knew the cat too. I did talk a lot with the kids and they were organized in effort to help me find Preto. But it was another day and I didn’t get to find Preto.
If he had left the house with his own legs, maybe I had more hope to see him back home. But I took him in the car away from home and was there that he did scape. In a completely strange place, he had not the slightest chance to get back on his own.
N ext day, I was sad when I saw that almost all the posters weren’t out there anymore. So, I made more copies and glued the posters again. I tried to map the region. With Google Earth open, tried to imagine the likely path that my cat might have gone. I returned to the place, walked several blocks until to get another neighborhood, always talking to all the people around. I was even becoming known in that place, but people had given up to help me look for my cat.
On the fourth night, raining a lot, I kept me walking with an umbrella in my hands, all wet, but I began to doubt whether all that effort made sense. My legs were hurting so much that seemed I had been dancing the 4 nights of carnival. Yet, a person called saying that he had seen the cat, but it was hoax. I tried to meet this person, but no sign of the person or the cat.
On the fifth day, I was scheduled to do a routine blood test early in the morning. I left home at 6 o'clock in the morning but when I arrived at Brazil Avenue, the tire of my car got flat. For those who do not know, the Brazil Avenue is the main route of entry to Rio de Janeiro, the largest and most intense traffic. My spare tire was also flat and all stores were still closed. There was nobody to help. I flagged the car and got out walking looking for a gas station. When I found a gas station, away from the car, the tire gauge was not working ... I continued walking ...
That was when I received a call on my cell: someone had found my cat! A voice of a woman said that my cat was ill, was debating in the street, trying to get up and she was trying to keep the dogs away.
I was stressed. I asked her for God to take care of him until I get there. She doubted that the cat in question was mine, but I said 'That's him! Yes, it is him! " And I was still walking on Brazil Avenue, and the car with the flat tire far away from me. I was willing to leave the car there and take a van, but I thought it would take more time. I had to fix that tire fast! I tried to call neighbors and relatives to see if someone else could get my cat, but nobody answered the phone that time of morning.
I was completely dizzy in fasting because of the blood test and walking very fast. Back to the car, the store in front and was opening. The tire was repaired quickly and I went out literally flying to the place where my cat was found.
When I got there, my cat seemed a dirty cloth at street. He was all dirty dry sludge. I didn’t know if he was hurt or if he had any broken bones. He had just one side of the mouth open, tongue out, had involuntary movements, spasms, which made me think about some problem in the brain or poisoning. I was afraid to get him and worsen his condition. Unfortunately we have no ambulance or paramedics who can help a cat. If we had it, I didn’t know. I was afraid to leave him there to find a service like this and he dies. So I got him, I put in the car and ran to the veterinarian.
Fortunately, my cat Preto had no bruise or broken bone. It was just thirsty and hungry. He was dying of thirst. He was hospitalized during 3 days in serum and then returned home, he was so thin, but regained the weight later.
And this is the story of the scape and the return of my cat Preto.
My granddaughter Isabela, which is just 4 years old, is so cute. Another day she came from the backyard, crying and showing her leg because she got an ant's bite. Then, perhaps wanting to show the "seriousness" of the situation, Isabela said:
"It was the ant of the dengue!”
PS ( to foreign readers): the dengue is a serious disease that comes from the mosquito in tropical areas. There is no “ant” of the dengue. That was Isabela's creation!
One of the things I like to do is to create miniatures and modeling. I already used various kinds of materials, including durepoxi. I like to use this material when I make a single piece, and that requires more rigidity in their parties.
To make a miniature in durepoxi, we need to make a skeleton of wire, which will help sustain the piece. Using a piece of wire and pliers, we make the first form of the piece. If we want to make a human figure, we start positioning the head, body, arms and legs, placing the skeleton in the position we want, without forgetting to leave a piece of wire to the basis. In this structure, a coiled wire thinner, for the durepoxi not slip. It is also useful to leave a piece of wire just to hold while working without touching the stuff still soft. Once everything is ready, the piece of wire can be cut.
The tools are also important. Tools to build and put mass, knives etc. We can start buying basic tools and then making our own tools as we need. The truth is that in time we are creating a piece everything can become a tool!
With the skeleton ready, start applying the durepoxi in layers. At each layer, wait to drying to add the next. The biggest secret to work with durepoxi is to mix hand cream in the mass of durepoxi. Buy a pot of cream for hands in the pharmacy or supermarket, and mix a little cream in the mass while modeling. In addition to delaying the drying, the mass is more malleable and easy to work. With the help of the cream, do the final details. If during the execution of work we don’t like some detail, we can sand the piece and then redo the part that we didn’t like before. It is important to look all angles of the piece to search for defects.
I tend to use synthetic enamel paint to paint the miniatures, but I already used ceramics and common craft paint to paint.. It takes long to dry, but we must have patience and wait until to get all details done. I think that the piece has a certain charm with no ink that is lost when we start painting. So I don’t paint some miniatures, which was the case of the “Krav Magá Fighters” miniature, which I decided to not paint.
Hoje está fazendo uma linda manhã. A temperatura está super agradável. Trabalhei tanto durante a semana que passou que resolvi relaxar um pouco tirando fotos das flores da minha casa. Há muito espaço no quintal, mas o que cresce mais são as folhagens porque venta muito (minha casa fica num lugar alto e próximo do mar) e no verão minha casa pega o sol da tarde, mas algumas flores crescem aqui. Essa flor vermelha, que dá o ano todo, foi plantada pelo meu filho. Não sei o nome dela, mas gosto muito admirar este colorido.
Today is a beautiful morning. The temperature is very nice. I worked so hard during the week that I decided to relax a bit taking pictures of flowers in my home. There is much room in the backyard, but the foliage grows more than flowers because here is very windy (my house is located in a hill and it is a place close to the sea) and during the summer my house catches the afternoon sun. However some flowers grow here. This red flower, which has flowers during the whole year, was planted by my son. I do not know its name, but I admire its color.
This other flower on the right seems a bromeliad. It was planted by my sister and took more than 2 years to get the first flower. I thought it would never grow, because during that time it stayed like a small plant, but it suddenly grew. My sister said it is a large shrub. Should be 1 meter height. Behind the flower you can see the wall covered with ivy. I like ivy, but it give me much work to cut and it grows fast. The front wall of the house here is covered with ivy. It is a high wall. Recently I trim the branches and everyone who passed by on the street was surprised because I was doing this service, which is usually given to gardeners.
The flower on the left is called “shrimp”. It is a "yellow shrimp”. There is also a reddish brown shrimp (brick’s color) that looks like a real shrimp. I can see these flowers from the window of my room.
Também tenho uma roseira com rosas cor de rosa, que nascem em cachos aqui em casa. Hoje Havia apenas um botão de rosa na roseira, mas geralmente tenho muitas rosas que também posso ver da minha janela.
I also have roses which grow in clusters here. Today there was just a button of rose, but usually I have many roses which I can see from my window.
Os gerânios cor de rosa ficam na frente da casa. Também existem flores silvestres que nascem naturalmente.
The pink geraniums are in front of the house. There are wild flowers too that grow naturally.
Também tenho esta planta que é chamada de "dólar". Ela dá flores brancas. Há uma superstição que diz que o "dolar" atrai dinheiro para a pessoa que plantou. Pelo visto, vou ter bastante dinheiro pois meu "dólar" está bem crescido.
I also have this plant that is called "dollar." It gives white flowers. There is a superstition that says that the "dollar" plant attracts money to the person who planted. Apparently, I will have a lot of money because my "dollar" is grown.
My cat Preto loves stay in my lap. The problem is that he is heavy. Preto speaks several words in the language of cats, of course. When he sees me, he says "Grrrrrrruuu" I think this is my name.
Preto loves milk. When I take the path to the kitchen, he run in front of me and if I eat something, he always wants to eat before me.
He eats all time. He always wants a new food. He doesn’t like “old” food, even if the the “old” food has been left by him 5 minutes before.
Last night Preto threw all my papers on the floor. He loves sleeping on my work and sit in front of my computer monitor.
Preto likes to sleep in a chair on the balcony. He likes to watch me and take care of all my movements. He gets bored when I'm busy and can’t be with him.
His tail looks like a plume and when he walks his tail is vertical. Someone told me that this is a sign that the cat is happy.
Preto is a great hunter. There is no one faster than him. He is able to climb a wall in seconds, it is as if he could run vertically.
Preto is an unforgettable cat.
Nesses últimos dias, desde meu último post, estive tão ocupada que não consegui escrever uma linha sequer. Só hoje consegui terminar uma série de tarefas e posso voltar a escrever.
In these last days, since my last post, I was so busy that I couldn’t even write a line. Only now I finished some tasks and can post again..
During the weekend my dog Raul injured a paw and I started the week having to take him to the veterinarian. I decided to take Raul to Suipa (a shelter that has a vet service) because it is always a way to help the animals that are there. An official told me that there are 8 thousand dogs in the shelter, and I am not accounting the cats ... The place is ugly and looks poor, but at least the animals are not on the street exposed to all hazards. There were several dogs in the waiting room to meet the veterinarian. At the entrance two huge rottweilers, a pointer, two poodles, one akita puppy (so cute), a beautiful golden cocker spaniel, a weimaraner, a German shepherd and a few other dogs. So, the clients were very diverse. I spent a lot less than if it had gone in a private clinic.
In t he very next day, I had to take my cat Palito to be neutered. On Friday 15th, I had scheduled the surgery in City Hall. It is a free service. I want to get my 6 cats neutered. The worst thing is to let the cat with no food or water for 12 hours before the surgery. I hate this part. Palito was stressed in his box on the way, but the surgery was quick and soon we returned home.
To get the cat neutered is important because it prevents the overpopulation of cats. Prevents that a lot of kittens be abandoned in the streets, squares and cemeteries. Moreover, the animals become calm, stop marking territory (pee making in all) and I heard that it also prevents the cancer.
My first neutered cat died shortly after surgery. Her name was Sparta. I was very saddened by her death. It seems that the problem was her kidneys. Sparta was the most sweet thing that already existed. So, I was very afraid to get Palito neutered, but thank God everything was fine.
Next days, I had to take care about Raul and Palito giving medicine to both of them in the right hour, which is not easy because they just don’t want me to do that. Beyond that I had to get my job done and those things that I have to do every week as bank and supermarket...
Now it seems that the worst is over and the cats are quiet.
To keep the youth
Yesterday I had fun making a profile on Orkut for my mother. She will be 76 years old within few days. I did everything. She didn’t touch the computer. The purpose of my mother on Orkut is trying to find her former students. She is a retired teacher. Now I'm trying to convince her to create a blog to write her memories.
All of this made me think about what we must do to maintain youth. After some experience, I have some ideas. I organized an obviously incomplete list, because I don’t know all the answers, nobody knows yet.
1. Accept what is new. As the years go by, try to experience new technologies, change the way of dressing, cutting hair, the makeup. Accept new styles of music, be interested in new films and writers. Try new forms of entertainment. Admire the new cars. Observe language changes. Obviously, I don’t want to say that the older person must be like a teen. Not so.
2. Get some detachment of the past. It is good to remember and learn with the past. But the best moment could be that we are living in the present. Not in the future or the past. We're feeling our breath, our heart beating now. We are more experienced now.
3. Stop the prejudices. The future always comes with strong changes. It is not just to pretend we are accepting the differences. It is really accepting them.
4. Always have an adventure in mind, even if it never happens at all. The expectation of the adventure is what keeps the brightness of our eyes and the excitement. The adventure is personal. Each one has his own. Adventure is that thing that you don’t do always and generally something that you in fact don’t have to do.
5. Accept changes in your body and not be ashamed of it. The body is older, is not so beautiful as the young, but so what?
6. Do not stop trying to learn new things. I’m tired of hearing people saying, for example, are very "old" to learn to drive. That said at 35 years old.
7. New friends. During life, we keep losing many people dear to us. They go to live in other places, are busy, they disappear. Some die. Life is movement. In a day we have a group of friends and social relations. Few years later, we don’t know where they are anymore.So I think it is important to always be making new friends and, sure, keep contact to old friends.
8. Have at least one pet. Dogs, cats, birds, hamsters, turtles, any animal is worth. I often say that who has a cat is never going to be depressed because a cat is a very kind and loving pet.
9. Contact with nature. Nature is a source of youth. Smell a flower, put your foot in the waterfall, admire the formation of clouds during a storm, see the sea, the waves hit, follow the flight of a bird, watch cicadas singing in the summer afternoons, take a fruit of the tree , step barefoot on the grass, hug a tree, walk in the mist, admire the sunset. We have to do these things time to time.
10. Laugh as much as possible and maintain a positive attitude. Chest out, stomach in, head up and steady step. Food and healthy habits also help a lot.
Finally, I just want to say that chronological age does not exactly express the internal age. It is common to hear someone say that a person is acting in one way or another because it is getting "old”. Nope. The person probably act that way since he was young, but nobody ever noticed. One day, if lucky, we will have wrinkles and gray hair.
Esta sou eu, com meu gato Miúdo, que desapareceu em fevereiro/2009 num dia bastante movimentado na minha casa e na minha rua. Não sei se ele se assustou, se escondeu e se perdeu ou se alguém o levou. Ainda guardo esta foto de recordação.
This is me and my cat Miúdo (means small). He disappeared in February 2009. It was a very busy day in my home and my street. I don’t know if he was scared, hid himself and got lost or if someone took him. I keep this picture in remembrance.
I love pets and I have 6 cats and 1 dog. They are all very attached to me. They are always around me. Leon is the oldest cat. He is shy, quiet and reserved.
O Preto é um gato muito especial. Ele é muito carinhoso e gosta de receber carinho também. Todos os dias ele pula no meu colo e isto significa que tenho que passar pelo menos meia hora fazendo carinho nele.
Preto (means black) is a very special cat. He is very affectionate and likes to get love too. Every day he jumps on my lap and that means I have to spend at least a half hour fondling him.
Carlitos gosta mais do meu cachorro do que de mim! Eu costumo dizer que o Carlitos é o gato do meu cachorro. Carlitos é um gato valente e até mesmo brigão. Não gosta que ninguém se aproxime do seu território.
Carlitos (means C.Chaplin character) like more of my dog than me! I usually say that Carlitos is the cat of my dog. Carlitos is a brave cat and even tough. He doesn't like that anyone comes close to his territory.
Palito é o gato mais chato do mundo. Ele mexe em tudo, sobe em móveis e nos lugares mais altos que encontra, derruba todos os objetos que pode e faz todo tipo de travessura. Toda vez que vou sair, ele entra no carro e quer ir também!
Palito (means "stick") is the most annoying cat in the world. He has to touch everything, jumps up the furniture and goes in places higher than on, knocks down all objects that he can and do all sorts of mischief. Whenever I leave, he enters the car and want to go too!
William Wallace recebeu este nome porque ele tem a metade de sua carinha preta e metade branca, como o personagem interpretado por Mel Gibson no filme Coração Valente. Além disso, este gatinho é um herói. Ele foi abandonado na rua e estava muito sujo e quase morto quando o encontrei. Agora ele está forte e lindo! Nesta foto, ele aparece junto do meu cachorro cocker spaniel Raul, que é cego.
William Wallace has got this name because he has half his face black and half white, like Mel Gibson character in the movie Braveheart. Moreover, this cat is a hero. He was abandoned on the street and was very dirty and almost dead when I found him. Now he is strong and beautiful! In this picture, William Wallace and my cocker spaniel Raul (who is blind) are together as good friends.
A Pretinha (única menina do time) ainda é um bebê. Minha vizinha a encontrou abandonada dentro de uma caixa de papelão. Seus olhinhos ainda estavam fechados e ela não tinha nem começado a andar. Minha vizinha tem um pitt bull que não gosta de gatos, então eu fiquei com a Pretinha em minha casa. Ela teve que ser alimentada primeiramente com uma seringa e depois com uma mamadeira.
Pretinha (the only girl of the team - her name means "black") is still a baby. My neighbor found her abandoned inside a cardboard box. Your eyes were still closed and she had not start walking. My neighbor has a pitt bull who doesn’t like cats, so Pretinha stayed in my home. She had to be fed first with a syringe and then with a nursing bottle.
Em 2008, eu tirei cerca de 20 gatos e um cachorro da raça poodle das ruas e encaminhei para adoção. Quase todas as adoções foram bem sucedidas. Fico muito triste quando vejo o abandono dos animais nas cidades grandes. É uma crueldade. Os animais também sentem dor, fome, sede e medo.
In 2008, I took about 20 cats and poodle off the streets and led to adoption. Almost all adoptions were successful. I am very sad when I see the abandonment of animals in big cities. It is a cruelty. The animals also feel pain, hunger, thirst and fear.
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