WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:
Well, I’ve been watching Lola doing her usual OCD routine. It goes something like this:
Step 1. Asking to be let out at the downstairs door:
Step 2. Going out:
Step 3. Hurrying to the cat stairs so she can get up to the balcony:
Step 4. 30 seconds later she is coming through the catflap:
Step 5. Sniffing the food while coming in:
Step 6. Dashing towards the stairs so she can repeat the process:
Well, Sasha very well observed! I am flattered that you take such interest in every move i make, but you forgot to say that I do this at least 10 times a day!
Alex was an African grey parrot that could count to six. To test him, his trainer would place a tray with five green blocks, six green balls, four rose-coloured balls and three rose-coloured blocks. She would ask, “How many rose-coloured balls?” Alex would normally respond with the correct answer. To do this, Alex had to understand colours and shapes as well as being able to count, speak and understand spoken words.