In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1gatito masculinegatita feminineto have kittens
- we were having kittens wondering where you'd got to — estábamos como locos, sin saber dónde estabas
- I nearly had kittens when I realized … — casi me da un ataque cuando me di cuenta de que …
- Conflict among siblings is of course not unique to humans; you only need to watch a litter of puppies or kittens to realise that young animals also love to taunt and fight.
- Domestic kittens are weaned at about 8 weeks old and become independent at about 6 months old.
- A small, tabby kitten walked out, sniffing the air.
- I have nine cats, three of them kittens, and they all sleep with me at night.
- I could the kitten meowing all the way down the hallway.
- The black kitten meowed, and bounded up to her.
- Reaching across my stomach, he stroked the kitten's fur as she continued to purr happily at the attention.
- We have been called out to rescue all sorts of animals from kittens, badgers, foxes and even a deer.
- Eleven out of 13 rescued kittens featured in the Advertiser have found new homes.
- She let out a sigh of relief and leaned down to pet the kitten.
- Organisations such as the Northern Rivers Animal Shelter and the Animal Rights and Rescue have been inundated with unwanted animals, especially kittens.
- Grinning, he twirled his hand around the kitten as the tiny animal chased him, attempting to pounce.
- Katlyn fed the kitten the milk and it soon fell asleep.
- The Animal Centre will accommodate 60 cats and kittens, plus 40 dogs and puppies.
- Her kitten, Tigger, is black with white socks on his back feet.
- Every area of the sanctuary is full, with 54 cats and kittens, 35 dogs and more than 50 rabbits and small rodents all looking for loving homes.
- They had just bought the most adorable little fluffy kitten.
- In the corner a tabby cat is curled round a nest of her kittens.
- Please think about adopting an adult cat rather than a kitten, because a kitten is always assured of a home!
- When I was 8 years old I had a pet kitten, Fluffy.
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