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Sunday, June 27, 2004
We received this email last week from Doug. His "little girl" is a four month old Congo. Doug is an astronomer who lives in Lafayette, LA.
Things are great. Baby is wonderful. I love this
little girl bunches and bunches. She is sweet and
smart and has already started training me. Of course,
I almost always try to be obedient, but I have much to
She exhibits a very peculiar behavior when I feed her
corn or peas. She gets extremely excited. It's a
little ridiculous. She makes a noise that sounds like
someone growling while gurgling water!! And as she
takes the corn or pea from my fingers, she bobs her
head up and down. What's going on?!
She has also started talking to me, not English, but
all sorts of strung-together bird notes. From the
beginning, she made a hick-up noise, but little else.
Now she strings together chirps and clicks and other
sounds. And this morning, she started playing with
one of her toys! I know this might not sound like
much, but I've been trying to show her how much fun
her toys could be, but she never took an interest in
them. But when I left the house today, she was busy
chomping and yanking a rope and wood toy every which
I am a proud daddy. I love my little girl. I am
thankful that you raised her to be a sweetie. I think
she and I will share many years together...hopefully,
The growling and head bobbing is a normal Congo baby feeding response. When you get three or four babies together they sound like a swarm of bees. Even though she's weaned she may sometimes revert to this behavior when she's offered food that she really likes.
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