No Doubt / Sin Duda

La versión español está después de la versión inglés.

Our incredible housekeeper, Isabel, loves our cats and they love her. But I heard her today talking to Dudo and noted that she was calling him Dudu, so I repeated his actual name again. Dudo in Spanish comes from the verb “dudar” and means “I doubt.” He was named by the staff at the shelter — maybe because he never takes anyone’s word for anything.

Anyway, Isabel will always remember his name now that I’ve told her what dudu (doo-doo) means in English.

Nuestra increíble limpiadora, Isabel, ama a nuestros gatos y ellos la aman. Pero hoy la escuché hablar con Dudo y noté que ella lo llamaba Dudu, así que repetí su nombre real otra vez. Fue nombrado por el personal del refugio — tal vez porque nunca cree en la palabra de nadie para nada.

De todos modos, Isabel siempre recordará su nombre ahora que le he dicho que dudu (doo-doo) significa caca en inglés.

“Dudo, the mice running around on the screen are not going to hurt you. It’s supposed to be fun for cats. Dudo! Dudo!” (After he jumped off my lap and refused to look at me or the computer.) / “Dudo, los ratones corriendo por la pantalla no te van a lastimar. Se supone que es divertido para los gatos. ¡Dudo! ¡Dudo!” (Después de saltó de mi regazo y se negó a mirarme a mí o al ordenador.)

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20 thoughts on “No Doubt / Sin Duda”

  1. I like the name of ‘Dudu’, but then I’d still like him no matter what he was called – within reason, naturally..

    Btw: If I unsubscribe to your blog it’ll only be because I prefer to search you out through bookmarks, which I’m working into my daily routine, rather than getting an e-mail ‘nudge’. So I’m not leaving. 🙂

  2. I always assumed “Dudo” was the Spanish version of “Dude.” You can tell I don’t have the first clue about Spanish.

    P.S. Thank you for looking in your spam filter every post for my comments. I can tell they must still be going there because they do not immediately show up on the post when I hit “publish.”

    1. Debra:
      That’s also what I assumed when I first heard his name. Your comments are no longer seen as spam, but for some reason comments at times appear immediately and at other times take a few minutes.

  3. Dudo is his name, dudu’s what Dudo does, in a litter box I would assume. I don’t blame him about the rats. As a general rule, I like rats, but those up there give me the creeps! Dudo- such a handsome fella.

    1. anne marie:
      He’s been bringing me toys all evening. Play with me. Play with me. I’m beat! And here he is again… with his string!

  4. Love the cats they are so beautiful. Dudo can do no wrong you must be joking, Santa will not be stopping by your home if you keep this up ! iwinston told me this.

    cheers, parsnip and badger

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