Intermediate series 2
¿Un perro o un gato?
Welcome to Spanish Obsessed Intermediate series 2. This is a brand new podcast series for our intermediate learners, featuring me, Rob, and Lis, from Spanish Obsessed. And, we've got a new theme tune. Hello, hello. How are you Lis?
Yeah. It's amazing. I seem to remember when we started.
But well, here we are.
Here we are. So let's talk a little bit about what this series is like. Because it's a bit different. So in each episode there's me and we're with Lis, and we're going to talk about one of five topics. So what are those themes?
Meta. So we have ... We have asked our dear audience and it seems that all suggestions of topics for us may belong to one of these categories.
Categories, categories. So culture, those are going to be podcasts focused on Latin American twine culture. Spain too, but we know more about Latin America and the comparison with England. That's always very interesting. A bit of our lives. So our stories, memories or talks about nothing, about nonsense.
Someone's interested, I'm sure. Well, lifestyle is how we live. We, as people in the world. What is lifestyle like now and what are the important issues there? Politicians. Well, what's going on in the world.
Yes, a bit like social injustice.
We are going to comment more on what we know. I don't like to say much about the politics of the United States, for example, because we don't live there. And I don't want to offend anyone.
Yes, that's true.
And also what's called meta, which means we're going to talk about how to learn languages, like learning Spanish and learning and things like that. So you're also going to see that the notes and the transcripts of these podcasts have come a long way. I don't know if you're listening on iTunes, on Spotify or any other app, but you can come to Spanishobsessed.com, listen to the podcast on the page and there's a transcript that has a lot more, it has notes, it has a lot more features, you call them?
More functions, more functions.
I mean, you can comment. I've put more notes about my mistakes. Interesting phrases. So it's very cool, you have to go and watch it and for the first 3 episodes it's free. I mean, you can access it and it won't cost you anything. Well, a very long introduction to the series, but today's topic belongs to our lives.
Yeah. So we moved again. We live in South London now, in a house. And so I was thinking with all the space we have, well, it's not much either. I've always wanted a dog. And since I'm more in the house, because this is now my full time job. My permanent full time job, maybe it's time to get a dog. What do you think about that?
They're not cheap, though.
They're not cheap. I mean, having a dog is not a decision to save money, nor does it have any financial motive. It's for the pure pleasure of having such a nice companion as a dog, don't you think?
Yes, it's nice, I think it would be nice, but it worries me a lot. Well, if we want to travel. With whom, who is going to look after him? Because we don't know many people.
Yeah? Are you sure?
There's a breed of dog, which is not really my favourite, but it's a breed called a Greyhound. I'm going to look it up now. Mmmm. Dog, greyhound? Do you know what that is?
Well, it's Greyhound. They're dogs that do a lot of running, I mean, the fastest dog. They can run very, very fast. They're... They have long legs, but they are skinny and weigh almost nothing.
Yes, they are a bit lazy.
Yes, although they are very energetic and can run very fast. The truth is that they like to be very still and they are very lazy. I've seen a video of a greyhound dog left in the house all day and he sleeps for about 15 hours on the sofa. So it is an option.
Foundations and bring in an abandoned puppy.
And not purebred.
The only thing, I don't think I should say it, but, well, most of those dogs are very aggressive dogs. They're kind of attack dogs, they're called... What are they like?
Yes, it is, in fact those dogs are the nicest, but they are also very scary. And I don't want people to look at me thinking that I'm... I don't know, owner...
Oh, is that right?
Yes. Because, well, and I don't know this in detail, but I've read that, well, a lot of people buy, or have their pitbulls for... Because they're scary. It's more like a. Like something to have. For. For.
For protection. To look more aggressive or more. Yes,
Yes, it's very ugly, and then they mistreat them. And a mistreated dog doesn't know how to behave well. And we, as owners, have little experience. We need a breed and a dog that is easy to handle and train. But you won't let me have any dog anyway.
But isn't it boring?
But you have the company.
It's just that there are a lot of cats around here. And they seem to be, it's the perfect choice because, well, they take care of themselves, they don't eat much. Well, yes, they eat a lot, but they're easy to look after, they're easy to look after, but we both don't like them.
Yes, the important thing is to start and then when there is more space, more time and closer to friends or family. It would be easier to take care of it.
Yes. Well, then conclusion. Wait and...
Thank you Robi.
And we also want to know about your experiences with pets, and what advice you can give us. Leave us a comment on the website, on the podcast or on the the comments of itunes, or wherever you're listening. Thanks very much, bye