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Verdena's Cat (VP-111107-02)

bo:se:
nikya:w
do'n
sehłdiday,
xo'ji-nikya:w
łiqay

I have a really big white cat living with me.

q'osta:n
ye:
na'ułch'a:t
ch'inehwa:n
haya:ł

he looks like he's wearing a hat, and then

xongkin'
q'ut
me:ne:q'-ch'in'

on the back side of his back, on the very ridge of his back

tse:-q'i-ya:ng'ay
ye:
dahya:ng'ay
nehwa:n

it's like a squirrel ("it sits up on a rock")

haya:ł
tin
ch'ingkya:w-xw
xoke'
'e'n
łiwhung-xw
'unt'e

he's also really big, and his tail is a dark color

haya:ł

and then,

ch'e'iye'n
miq'it-dahky'a:n-ding

he stands up at (beside) the table

xa'se'ina:wh
ch'ite:'e'e'n

he gets up there and looks onto the table

xo'ji
xoning'
mitisdin-ding
dahde'e'a'
hayi-xw
'a:'ułkyoh

his face really comes up over it (the table) he's so big (that way)

'aht'ing-xw
'unt'e'
ch'ohłts'it

he knows everything

ła'ading
me'ch'e'na:wh
me'
yehch'e'ina:wh
haya:ł

sometimes he goes into the bathroom, and also/then

hayah
me'ch'e'ina:wh
haya:ł
'a:xo'iłchwe'n
do:ch'e'ilyo'
dahch'ide'inła:t

he goes to the bathroom in there, then it smells bad and he doesn't like it, he runs away from it

hay
whe:
me'ch'e'na:wh-ding
yehch'e'inła:t
hayah

he runs into my bathroom there

haya:ł
hay
ch'ide'iłma:s,
haya:ł
yehye'iwhiwh-xwe:
xowh
do'n
'a:ch'o'one'
do: xohsle'-te
hay
'a:xołchwing-ne'in

he always flushes it, it sucks it in, he always thinks the smell will be no more

haya:ł
me'ch'ixine:wh
dahsa'a:n
me'
ła'ading
xoch'ing'
xine'iwhye:wh
haya:ł

and then, the telephone sitting up there, I talk to him in it sometimes

ch'ite'ilda:wh
hayah
ch'ine'itsa:t
ch'ine:'ił'e'n

he comes running in, he sits down, he looks at the phone

do: ch'ohłts'it
hay
xwe:di-q'-xw
hayah
me'
siwhday

he doesn't know how I can be in that phone

haya:ł
na:ne'iwhda:wh
ch'iwhine:'ił'e'n
ting
haya:ł
hayi
q'in'
tin
ch'ine:'ił'e'n
'a:ch'o:'ine'
xowh
do'n

when I return home, he keeps staring at me, and then also he stares at that (phone) and I guess that he's thinking

xwe:di-gya'awh-'ung
hayah
me'
ch'e'ida'
haya:ł
ch'e:na'ida:wh
haya:ł
na'ne'ida:wh

she's in there, and then she comes back out, and then she comes back home

ch'o:ne'-tah
xowh
do'n
do: 'o:lts'it

he thinks, it could be, it's not known for sure (what he's thinking) (I guess that's what he thinks)

haya:ł
mina:t
[sida:-dun']
dahsehł'un-ne'in

I used to have the answering machine sitting beside it

na:ła'
yiwiding-hit
niwinchwe'n

the other thing, after awhile it got no good (he wore it out)

hayah
miq'it
no:de'itul
haya:ł
k'iye-de'
yixe'ine:wh
xoch'in'

he puts his paw up on it, every now and then it (machine) talks to him

haya:ł
dungwho'-tah
na:łiwun
ch'ixe'ine:wh
hay
'aht'ing
xwe:da'ay na:de'e'a'

then, somebody (strange person) calls, he always listens to everything (all the messages)

mine:jixo-mił
do: nulte'
sile'n
de:din'
na:ła'
na:y'a'

after awhile it's not working anymore, as for now, I purchased another one

haya:ł
hayi
midiłwa:
dahsa'a:n
hayi
'e'n
'ahtin
łe:xot'e:n
nehwa:n

and now in its place (instead, rather) a different machine is sitting there, it's all the same color

haya:ł
do: ch'ohłts'it
hayi
xwe:di
xowh
ye:
'a'ulah-te:
haya:ł
hayi ...

he doesn't know what he's going to do with it, and then that

...
diwine'-te
haya:ł
'e'n
q'ut
xwe:da'ay na:de'e'a'
xowh
do'n

it's going to play, but then I guess he goes ahead and listens to it anyway

dungwho'
ch'ixe'ine:wh
do: siwhda:-ding

somebody calls when I'm not home

haya:ł
hay
whe:
xoch'in'
xine'iwhiye:wh-ding
'e'n

when I talk to him

haya:ł
hayah
ya'a'a'
ch'ine:'ił'e'n
xwe:di-gya'awh-'ung
ch'o'ine'

and then he sits there and looks at (the phone), he always thinks/wonders what's going on

haya:ł
na:ne'iwhda:wh
xonist'e' na:xwe'itiniwh
haya:ł

and then I come home, and he becomes happy

hayi-xw
wha:ne

and that's it (end of story)