Our Monte Carlo is multilingual

Hmmm, what’s that I smell over here?

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…

Amazon Parrot puppet

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?


Maybe it’s not strange for a dog to speak parrot. A few weeks ago Shoreacres, one of my blogging friends, commented that she is able to speak Duck

circus trick

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.”


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9 Responses to Our Monte Carlo is multilingual

  1. Elizabeth says:

    oh Mr. MC…I knew he was a clever boy! 🙂

  2. dearrosie says:

    On our walk this evening we bumped into the parrot woman: her name is Hollis. She asked whether we’d seen the parrots again. Unfortunately they weren’t in their tree.

  3. souldipper says:

    Maybe that is why the parrots were making so much noise. They were upset after hearing themselves for the first time thanks to your clever pup!

    • dearrosie says:

      I believe that its not very pleasant if parrots take up residence in a tree near your home, because they make such a racket with their continual squawking.

  4. Priya says:

    We have a flock of parrots on a silver oak next to our house. They drown out the cuckoos. Monte Carlo would come useful here to give them advice on the manners.

    • dearrosie says:

      Priya I’ll be happy to make an emergency trip to your beautiful country and I’m sure Mr Monte Carlo will be delighted to come along with me.
      What kind of parrots live near you? What language do they speak: Hindi, Urdu, or Gujarati? It would be interesting to see whether he’d understand parrots that don’t squawk in English.

  5. hilarious! oh, how i wish i could’ve heard that! don’t you wish you could ask MC about his past? thanks for another real-life post, wondering rose. xo

    • dearrosie says:

      Julia I wish I could “speak dog” because I know Monte Carlo has so much he wants to tell us. He has a quirky habit of tossing his head in circles when he reeeeelly wants us to understand him.

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