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Oliver and I just shared an apple. It was his idea. He suddenly perked up from his nap and said in his sweetest voice "Do you want your APPLE?" Who could resist, not me.
I couldn't watch the super bowl (SUPA BOWL) according to Oliver. Sitting doesn't work yet for me. But I had a good time listening to Mr. Bird, who went nuts with all the screaming and applause and such. He yelled SUPA BOWL and YAY and OMIGOD and laughed all evening long. He was pretty quiet on Monday-he was worn out from all his celebrating.
He also figured out if he sticks his head in an empty food dish and makes his pirate noise "AAAAARGH" it echoes. He has changed his Bad dog bad dogs song to -you guessed it BAd Bird BAd bird-watchu gonna do.
Finally, and this is big-he changed up a canned response, to, I believe elicit laughter.
We play a game called "What does kitty say? What does pirate say?....etc. and he knows what each thing is supposed to say (Kitty says meow, Pirate says arrrrgh, dog barks, etc). We were playing that and I said "what does kitty say?" and he paused for a minute and then shouted "AAAAGH who let the dogs out?" I laughed so hard I hurt myself, and he laughed for an hour after that. I really do believe it was a deliberate "joke" on his part. He likes he sound of laughter, so it's not so far fetched to think he'd want to do something to create that sound.
He has been my angel as I've been sick and recovered. I love all my animals, but Oliver is really and truly more of a colleague than a pet.