A kóbor kutya, aki 430 mérföldet tett meg egy jobb otthonért


5Perc Angol | 2014. 11. 24.
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Olvasd el a a kóborkutya megható történetét, aki majdnem 700 kilométert gyalogolt, hogy új barátaival maradhasson. 

Stray dog who raced 430 miles to a better home: Arthur latched on to an extreme sports team during Amazon race – and what happened next will melt the hardest heart

 

Exhausted, covered in mud and desperately hungry, a team of Swedish athletes sat down for a meal as they prepared to take on a dangerous 20-mile trek through the Ecuadorian rainforest.

 

 

As they opened their canned meat, a tired Mikael Lindnord noticed a scruffy, miserable stray dog staring at him out of the corner of his eye.

Feeling sorry for him, he fed the dog a meatball and thought nothing of it, but as the team stood up to continue their race the animal started to follow them – and he didn’t stop.

As the group of four navigated the final two stages of the 430-mile Adventure Racing World Championship, the dog befriended them and was eventually given the name Arthur.

Every grueling task the team face, Arthur would do the same. He swam alongside them while they kayaked down rivers, dragged himself up hills during hikes and pulled through knee-deep mud during treks. 

After six days the team finished the race, and the dog had suffered. They therefore decided to take him to a vet while still in South America to have him checked out.

During that time Lindord thought to himself that after their experience, they could not leave Arthur, so he decided to adopt him and take him back to Sweden. He applied to the Jordbruksverket (the Swedish Board of Agriculture) and was made to wait to see if his application was successful.

After a tense few days, the team arrived at the airport with Arthur and boarded the plane with him back home.  

Lindord told Swedish news site Aftonbladet: ‘I had just opened a food pack when I saw a scruffy miserable dog in the corner of my eye.

‘I thought he was hungry and gave him a meatball. Then I thought no more of it.

He added: ‘At one stage we had to take a break and the dog was totally wrecked. We opened two cans of food and let him eat, because he could find no food at all in the jungle.’ 

Lindord said: ‘I came to Ecuador to win the World Championship. Instead, I got a new friend.’ 

source: Daily Mail

Connect the words with their definitions.

1. grueling

a) not neat, clean, or orderly

2. scruffy

b) to change or to cause (something) to change from a solid to a liquid usually because of heat

3. to melt

c) being a person or animal of broken constitution, health, or spirits

4. to stare at

d) to ask formally for something

5. wrecked

e) trying or taxing to the point of exhaustion

6. to apply

f) to look fixedly

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1-e, 2-a, 3-b, 4-f, 5-c, 6-d

Vocabulary

to race

versenyezni

to latch on to

csatlakozni valamihez

to melt

megolvasztani

desperately

kétségbeesetten

trek

túra

rainforest

esőerdő

to notice

észrevenni

scruffy

elhanyagolt, ápolatlan

stray dog

kóborkutya

to stare at

bámulni valamire

to feed, fed, fed

megetetni

to navigate

bejárni

grueling

fárasztó

to drag up

felküzdeni magát

hike

túra, hegymászás

vet

állatorvos

to apply

jelentkezni

to board a plane

felszállni egy repülőre

wrecked

nyomorult

can

konzerv

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