中英對照讀新聞》’We couldn’t believe our eyes’: Puppy swallows stick half the length of its body 「我們不敢相信自己的眼睛」：小狗吞下半身長的枝幹
A nine-month old puppy named Rocky has been saved after swallowing a stick half the length of his body.
The crossbreed was taken to Southampton Pet Hospital by his owner after suffering "severe sickness", vet charity PDSA said. A team of vets then worked to remove the 25cm stick during an hour-long emergency operation.
Vet Zofia Bauman said she had never seen anything like it, "Given its length, and his size, it’s a wonder it hadn’t punctured his vital organs and caused fatal injuries."
Owner Joanna said her pet was "being sick repeatedly and couldn’t keep any food down" before she called for help. "We knew Rocky was very likely to have eaten something he shouldn’t have, but we couldn’t believe our eyes when we discovered the stick during surgery."（BBC）
swallow：動詞，吞嚥。例句：I had to struggle to swallow the whole meatloaf.（我很費力地吞下整塊肉捲。）
crossbreed：動詞或名詞，使雜交繁育；雜交品種。例句：We try to crossbreed the two fruits as an experiment.（我們試著做實驗，使這兩種水果雜交繁育。）
puncture：動詞，刺穿。例句：She used a screwdriver to puncture holes on the cardboard.（她用螺絲起子在紙板上鑽洞。）