|On Saturday, my parents took us to the pet store.
|They had everything that you would need if you had a pet.
|They had dog food, collars and leashes for dogs.
|They had treats to give your dog, and brushes to brush your dog.
|For cats, they had food, toys, and litter boxes.
|For birds, they had seed and cages.
|There was a section for fish.
|They had fish in big tanks and little bowls.
|In the big tanks, there were colourful fish swimming around.
|The girl who worked there said that they were tropical fish.
|There were goldfish in the smaller fishbowls.
|I saw the girl get a goldfish out with a little net.
|She sold it to a boy who said he had another goldfish at home.
|There was a very large cage with a parrot in it.
|I walked up to the cage, and the parrot said “hello.”
|I was surprised that the parrot could talk.
|It could say a few things.
|It said, “I love you,” “pretty bird,” and “bye-bye.”
|I told my mother that I would like a parrot, but she said that parrots need a lot of care and attention.
|At the back of the store there were some puppies.
|They seemed glad to see me.
|I stuck my hand into the cage, and one of them licked my hand.
|They were very lively.
|They were running around and chasing their own tails.
|In the next cage there were two kittens.
|One of them was playing with a toy, and the other one was asleep.
|The kittens were very small.
|The one that was sleeping was curled up into a ball.
|I couldn’t even see her face.
|I didn’t want to leave the pet store.
|I was wishing that I could take all of the animals home with me.
➡ Lesson 81 – My First Day of School