【天天译4214】190118(为猫租房)

徽州热线 2019-11-08

【每日一句】


明智的人有一个特质,就是能够使用理智去控制他们的情绪。

——玛丽亚·曼尼丝


【综述】


有人每月花1500美元为猫咪租房。


【双语译文】


Someone in Silicon Valley is renting a studio apartment for $1,500 a month just for his two cats

为猫租房

Nick Bastone

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On Sunday, the San Jose Mercury News reported that a Silicon Valley landlord is renting his studio apartment to a pair of Maine Coon-mixed cats, whose owner couldn't keep them in his own apartment.

周日,《圣荷西水星报》报道称,硅谷的一名房东将其小型公寓出租给了一对缅因混血猫,因为它们的主人不能将它们养在自己的公寓里。


"Basically I've got two renters that don't have opposable thumbs," the landlord, David Callisch, told the Mercury. "It's actually great. They're very quiet, obviously. The only problem is they stink up the place."

房东David Callisch告诉水星报:“基本上,有两个租客没怎么反对。这其实挺好的。显然,它们非常安静。唯一的缺点就是房间里的味道不大好闻。”


Rent for the cats - named Tina and Louise, after characters from the animated show Bob's Burgers - is $1,500 per month, according to the report.

据报道,两只猫——蒂娜和路易丝,根据动画片《鲍勃汉堡店》中的人物而得名——每月的房租为1500美元。


Callisch says the situation happened by chance, as his friend Troy Good - the renter in question, who builds custom phone booths for tech offices with open floor plans - needed a place for his daughter's beloved cats to live while she moved away to college. The felines, apparently, were not getting along with his fiance's terrier dog. 

Callisch说,事情发生得很偶然,因为他的朋友Troy Good——也就是猫主人,他用开放式布局为技术办公室建造了定制电话亭——需要在女儿离家上大学期间,为她心爱的猫咪找到可以安置的地方。这两只猫显然无法与他未婚夫的狗和平共处。


The situation has struck some as absurd, given Silicon Valley's ongoing housing crisis.

鉴于硅谷持续的住房危机,有些人认为这么做很荒唐。


"Silicon Valley is a place with so much inequality where thousands of people sleep on the streets every night while someone rents a below-market studio for $1,500 a month to two cats," tweeted Seattle Times real estate reporter Mike Rosenberg.

《西雅图时报》房产记者Mike Rosenberg在推特上写道:“硅谷是一个非常不平等的地方,每晚有成千上万的人露宿街头,然而却有人以每月1500美元仅低于市场水平的价格为猫租房。”


The cats do keep an active Instagram account to show off their apartment living. The account is described as "Two spoiled Maine coon/ Bombay sisters".

猫主人在Ins上时不时发表它们的公寓生活。帐号名为“两只被宠坏的缅因/孟买猫姐妹”。


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