Last night was such a lovely evening Mr F and I took Monte Carlo on our favorite 45 minute walk through our neighborhood.
Walking down the street opposite our local golf course, we heard a crowd of noisy birds in a big old tree.
“Those birds are very noisy,” I said, “What kind of bird are they?”
Mr F has been a bird watcher since he was about 10, and knows ‘birds,’ but he was stumped this time, which believe me, doesn’t often happen.
“It sounds like squawking,” he said
We stopped and looked up. On a branch right up at the top we saw a green bird…
The tree was full of parrots. Green Amazon Parrots like this puppet.
We weren’t the only ones interested in the parrots. Monte Carlo who has never shown any interest in birds before, started barking at the tree, using a totally different, higher pitched special bark we’ve never heard him use before.
The parrots replied.
And he replied.
Neither of us humans could understand what the parrots were saying!
A woman walking past who had also stopped to listen to the parrots, complimented us on our clever dog, “How did you teach him to speak Parrot?” she asked.
Perhaps he was in the circus before we adopted him?
Two Dogs Dining :
The film makers wrote: “For people who are concerned about the dogs, this video was shot in one take, no cuts or editing, and both dogs had a wonderful time. The hand coordination was not preplanned – since everything was up to the dogs – but we both intuitively acted on the feeling of the dogs movement, plus we could hear from the “waitresses” comments, what the dogs were doing.”