George has been with us for two weeks
and I have to say that I'm astounded at his range of vocalizations.
I'm working on getting video of him talking, but so far George gets VERY
quiet when the camera comes out. I did manage to get him singing,
(October 16, 2009 -
the video to the right isn't working... I'm looking into why.
In the meantime... use the link here:
Here's a running list of things he's
said or sounds he's made. I'm dividing this list into 2
sections. One is for general "sounds", but the other is
for words and phrases which he is saying with clear intent and
Deep and Meaningful:
uses this appropriately, and only as an adjective. He says
"nice" when enjoying a treat, music, or interactions that he
"Me?"(this he says in direct response
to a question or statement. For example, if I say "George,
what are you doing?" He'll look up at me as ask "Me?")
"Whatcha doin?" (and
he wants an answer, not just any response. He'll repeat it over
and over until you tell him what you are doing.)
Laka's laugh(Laka imitates
me. George picked it up from her).
our canary's whistling
The opening notes to "Un Bel Di
" - the aria from Madama Butterfly (but instead of the
correct lyrics he just sings "laaaaaaaaaaa lala lalaaaaaaa"
and so on).
chorus to the song "Loving You Is Easy, Cuz You're
"step away from the vehicle,
sir" (Sounds like a police officer talking through a
public-address horn. His previous family(s) must've loved cop shows)
"Brenda! Brenda... come to bed
"Make a pot!" (he's
imitating Laka, who has been practicing saying "Laka, make a
potty" but hasn't got the second syllable in "potty"
down yet. Interestingly, he just says "make a pot",
but omits her name.)
"George is a GOOD boy"
"Come on, George!"
HellllooooooooOOOO!" (Australian accent)
"mmmmmmmmmWACK!" (loud "smacking" kiss sound)
car alarm (oh my... full
volume and very convincing. Thankfully he doesn't do this often)
human throwing up (I
could do without this one...)
a very convincing imitation of
a human passing gas - (so convincing and "liquid" sounding
that you just about want to run from the room.)