by Maureen Bisson.
I would like to introduce 'Mr. Crow' who is a year-round resident on my acreage and has been here with his mate for three years now. He is an absolute delight and takes excellent care of the Mrs. They were really great parents last year but thus far this year, no offspring being brought in sight for viewing.
After three years of my saying "Hello, hello" over and over and over again to Mr. Crow, he finally responded with "Hello, hello" to me earlier this year. What a thrill it was/is to hear him talk to me!! Albeit, he doesn't respond hello's every day, but often enough to let me know he hasn't forgotten how to talk my language.