When Thomas isn't home, Rocky will climb up on the table while I'm trying to read the paper, then say "Hi Rocky" and "Hello" while obstructing my view of the paper. He's usually just a few inches from me, but seems to have no ill will towards me.
He didn't get into the talking until late in this video, and then my phone rang so I had to quit taping. But at the very end you can hear his old lady voice saying "Hello" twice (don't confuse it with my old lady voice!)
He's a bit more aggressive than usual due to the presence of the camera. Notice how even here I have my stick ready to thwart an attack!