- be about to 〜 …するところ
- find oneself 〜 oneselfが…であるのに気づく
This is JFK airport in NY.
It's one of the world's largest and busiest airports.
It's a calm spring afternoon.
Today something unusual is about to happen.
"What's taking my girl so long to come out?"
"Is your pet a dog?"
"A dog? You must be joking. I hate dogs. They bark too much. My Shirley is a beautiful snake with very beautiful stripes indeed."
"Oh, I see."
"That's it! That yellow pet cage overthere! I wonder what's wrong."
" Oh, my! There is a dog in my cage!!"
Hello, friends! You have just met the hero of our story.
The name of this little white dog is "Charo".
"---! Shirley! Shirley my dear girl, where are you!?"
The guards come after Charo.
"Hey, wait you doggie!"
"It was close. Where am I? I don't know what's what."
(Boy, that was close! But where am I? What's going on?)
Charo is a Japanese dog.
He came to the United States on a vacation trip with his owner Shota and his father.
But something went wrong, at that very moment, they were in a airplane heading back home.
On the other hand, Charo is found himself alone in a big big airport.
"Babe, what's the matter? Are you in trouble?"
"Well... Yes, help please."
"I'm sure. But first, tell me what's wrong?"
"I... I don't know. I was in the airplane. But suddenly I'm here. What's happened!?"
"Where were you supposed to go?"
"Nippon... hmm, to Japan with Shota. He loves me."
"--- there was a big mix-up. Hey, you are completely lost."
"This is NY, --- doggie? And doggies aren't allowed an airplane just by themselves. Poor ---. You never get back to Japan."
"Never? What should I do?"
"I really don't know. There is nothing I can do for you."
"Please don't say that."
The guards come back again. Still looking for Charo.
"Babe, It's dangerous here. You'd better run. There should be some kind of a car outside. Jump into one of them and you will be safe. At least safer than this place."
"OK. Thank you."
Charo find the small pickup truck, that's just about to leave.
After a while, Charo sees the Manhattan skyscrapers approaching.
"How big they are!"