Thursday, July 29, 2010
can you hear me now? can you hear me now?
(EDITOR: TAJ, honey, just type!)
ok, ok, so, so GET THIS, MODS! Not only can I imitate Molly's calls for McGee but I can even turn my head all the way around like a barn owl: WATCH! WHEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeek....SPLAT!
mom, dizzy, mom? how de owlies do it, i so dizzy...is dat my brother or a spaceman? whaaaa? SPLAT! oh my, oh my, oh my.
at 11:31 AM
It isn't that you don't think I am credible as a journalist, but I chose to bring my editor in tonight to back me up because of how extraordinary this particular story is:
We're MODS, too, which means we join mom waiting to hear Molly call for McGee every night and, if you have heard it yourself, you know she has a highly distinguished, LOUD, REPETITIVE clicking call.
All Molly, Only Molly! And you can hear it a mile away!
When Raj and Taj were adopted back in April, you will recall my reporting that Taj displayed a highly unusual, rare behaviour for a guinea pig, which is that he "chirped" like a bird. And, as rare as that is, we
have never read any descriptions of males chirping in the annals of Guinea Pig Natural History.
Thus, we knew right off the bat that Taj was an extraordinary vocalist and we had a very special herdmate.
Well! Tonight we all heard him imitating Molly's loud, clicking call for McGee just as mom was offering Taj
a late night snack! We were stunned as he clicked and chirped JUST LIKE MOLLY! Incredible. He's like a mynah bird or a parrot, that Taj: he imitates sounds of other species never before heard out of the mouth of a guinea pig.
Because we waited nervously for hours tonight for McGee to finally show up, (so late we all worried perhaps something had happened to him) we were still awake when Taj did his Molly imitation! SENSATIONAL! That's why i brought mom on board, so's you would know I wasn't making up a story about a guinea pig imitating a barn owl! And not just any guinea pig, either: our own Taj Mahal. We so amazing, we are!
at 12:08 AM