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My Pet

Weekly Topic: Do you have any pets? Tell us about them with pictures!

Mar 11, 2019 | 1 Comments

This is a picture of my old dog. His name is Alfie and he is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier (or "Staffie"). When I lived at home with my parents, I walked him every day after school (in the sunshine, the rain, or the snow!) Unfortunately, he passed away last year when he was 12 years old. He was a very good boy and my family loved him very much - even when he behaved badly!

He was a rescue dog, which means we adopted him from a center after he was abandoned by his first owners. This is pretty common - around 27% of owners in the UK have adopted their pet through a rescue center.

According to research, these are the top ten pets in the UK:

1. Dogs

2. Cats

3. Rabbits

4. Birds

5. Hamsters

6. Horses/Ponies

7. Snakes

8. Gerbils

9. Tortoises/Turtles

10. Rats

My favourite pets are dogs but I also love cats, rabbits, and tortoises!

Do you like pets? What kind of pets are popular in your country? 


To pass away - to die (polite)
To adopt - to care for someone else's child (or pet!)
To abandon - to give away/leave something or someone
Top Ten - the ten most popular "_____"

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