Friday, March 18, 2011

the language developments continue apace

Pigwidgeon the moronic African Grey parrot continues to fail to learn to speak. By this age, she should have a rich vocabulary, but she doesn't have a single word. On the other hand, recently she learned to meow and purr, which has been profoundly irritating. And as of yesterday, she has learned to imitate convincingly that horrible noise children with colds make when they are snuffling up their mucus in order to avoid blowing their noses. Evidently she was paying attention the last time the children had head colds.

I find this deeply unsettling. I keep looking at her when she does this, trying to make sure she herself doesn't have some kind of discharge which is going to cost me big money at the vet's.


Anonymous said...

I look forward to the parrot updates; and read them aloud to my husband. While in real life, it probably is irritating, from way over here, it brings laughter with tears. :) ~ Erika

the Drunken Housewife said...

Thank you, Erika! I'm glad my wretched parrot's lameness can bring joy to someone! Poor stupid bird, she means well.