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A Dog and his Butterflies

What's going on here?

  • Milo the dog has more than a couple of best friends. This dog's best friends are the butterflies in his owner's garden. He seems to follow his owner on their morning routine in the backyard and that's when he first encountered the Monarch butterflies. He usually sits by the flowers and just observes them.


  • Milo seems to be mesmerised by the butterflies.

  • Once, a butterfly landed on his nose and stayed there for a while. Instead of trying to get rid of them, Milo lets it. He waits patiently for the insect to fly away.

  • Milo's owner describes him as a very kind and patient dog.

  • One of his owners decided to make flower crowns for him using the different flowers and leaves from the garden.

  • Milo would wear these crowns without any hesitation and the butterflies would also crowd around the flowers.

  • Because he is a curious dog, Milo would stick his nose in the flower arrangements

  • Milo's owners decided to move the Monarch caterpillars to their butterfly box so that they won't get eaten or attacked by predators.


  1. Did you have a pet growing up? If yes, what was it and did you take care of it? If no, did you want to have a pet? Why/why not?

  2. Would you like to have a pet in the near future? Explain.

  3. Look at this picture of Milo from the video. It's a vivid image with lots of interesting things to mention. Take a few seconds to describe this picture as much as possible, use different vocabulary, adverbs, nouns, idioms, and play with grammar structures and forms. You can also use these questions to guide you:

    • What do you see in this picture?

    • What is the most striking thing about this picture?

    • How would you describe the different animals in this image?

    • How would you describe their natural environment?

4. Do you think it's important for human beings to care for animals? If yes, how can we do that? If no, why not?

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