As also mentioned previously, Chichi's speech is delayed. With therapy, words are starting to come, although a little slow for my liking.
However, today, while Chichi was walking around with the last frickin' croissant that I will never buy again, new words came out!
She wandered out into the foyer, where Taz predictably followed. Chichi didn't run, and Chichi didn't cry. What Chichi did do is demonstrate to her speech therapist that she actually can learn with enough repetition.
The few words and phrases in Chichi's vocabulary now include, "GET DOWN!!!!!!"
Taz actually obeyed!
With repetition being key, you should know that shouting actual obscenities at our dogs will undoubtedly precede the word, 'Mama'.