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My Dad bought Patches home to me when I was 14. She came cage and all for $40.00. The guys that owned her thought she was too mean. All she need was love.. Awards
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Hi! My name is Patches

I am a Blue-Fronted Amazon from Taylor, MI.

Pretty girl.

50 years old   F

Blue-Fronted Amazon

Eggs, oatmeal, cheez-its, Nutriberries, etc... They call me garbage can, that's not a cute nickname but I do eat everything in sight.

On the T-stand next to Michael.

When I can not sit next to my pal Michael. Does not like her feet touched by anyone except Mom!

She helps me fly cause I can't without support. I had a stroke last year. I'm ok except my feet are a bit messed up, kind of curled. My excellent Doctor take care of me too.

She thinks she owns the house! The Queen of all. The boss of Michael..

Hello, HELLO,Hellooooo- !.

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  Merry Christmas Patches
From your friend Alfie

Come visit me, Alfie.

12/25/2013 01:27.24 PM Report This Comment  
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  Hello Patches
I happened to be in the neighborhood so thought I'd leave a greeting!

A <ª)

Come visit me, Alfie.

05/14/2011 10:33.19 AM Report This Comment  
  Dear Patches
Alfie here to say "hi" and let you know I was thinking of you today, hoping you've had a wonderful summer. Mine was a good one. I've been able to spend a lot of time outdoors in the heat and humidity, two things that this Zon actually likes. The other part I like is the long cool misting showers I get while out in my aviary. Can't get enough of those!

Wishing you a wonderful Autumn.

Your friend,
Alfie <ª)

Come visit me, Alfie.

09/29/2010 05:41.41 PM Report This Comment  

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08/03/2010 10:33.11 AM  
  Happy St. Patrick's Day, Patches
May love and good fortune be yours on this Green holiday. A <ª)

Come visit me, Alfie.

03/17/2010 04:55.01 AM Report This Comment  
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01/27/2010 01:01.16 PM  
  Hello Patches!
Alfie here with a holiday hello, hoping this finds you and your family enjoying the days that lead up to the special one. December 25th is not all that far away now! A <ª)

Come visit me, Alfie.

12/14/2009 05:50.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Patches!
11/26/2009 11:40.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Thanksgiving, Patches!
Alfie here to wish to you and your flock a day that's stuffed with blessings! And please, give your new baby sister a warm welcome to her new home. Can't wait to meet her. — A <ª)

Come visit me, Alfie.

11/26/2009 01:21.13 PM Report This Comment  
Do you have a new brother? That would be so wonderful if you did. Though no birdie can ever take Michael's place, one could help fill the emptiness where once a big beautiful Blue & Gold once perched. I hope Alan and you can soon become friends and maybe pose for a picture with you and Jimmy like you two and Michael once did. You'll have to let me know what you think of your new flockmate....

Until then — A <ª)

Come visit me, Alfie.

11/11/2009 03:52.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Patchy fro Angel Brother Michael
Hi my dear brother Patches. Missing you so much.I just wanna say that Mom & Dad are doing better.Momma was crying when she wrote this though. We see each other in ours dreams and faith keeps us going. I've been working very hard to teach my new younger brother, Alan Michael at Mom & Dad's house. I give tips to Alan every day and he is learning fast how to behave. He's a good kid and I hope Mom & Dad keep up beautiful way they take care of him. My flowers and pictures are there with everyone and I'm very happy and healthy here at The Rainbow Bridge. I know I'll see Mommy And Papa someday. Alan's picture will show up soon right along side me. Love to all, Michael

Come visit me, Jimmy, Michael & Patches.

11/10/2009 07:42.56 PM Report This Comment  
Alfie here, coming by to check on you. Might you need another hug? It's been awhile since I left you that last one. How's every one doing at your house these days? I imagine Michael's absence is yet very noticeable, his big beautiful-self missed so very much still. I'm so sorry that he's gone and that you're missin' your pal. Please tell your parronts that my mom sends tender thoughts of compassion to them as well. It's so very hard to lose a bird, as we well know.

Leaving you with that promised (((hug))). — A <ª)

Come visit me, Alfie.

10/27/2009 05:14.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Here to Hold You Close
Oh Patches, I am so sorry to hear about your dear brother Michael. This is just terrible. Here, let me wrap my wings around you and hold you. (((hug))) There are never the right words to say when something this sad happens. A hug seems to say it better.
I can imagine that without your beautiful Macaw pal in the room it is rather quiet. I know my room would be strangely still if the macaw I live with were no longer with me. We grow so comfortable in the company of our feathered family then feel so alone when they're not with us. The empty space they leave is so big...
I hope the music mom plays and the happy laughter on the TV will bring a smile to your sweet beak soon enough. Leaving you with another hug... — A <ª)

Come visit me, Alfie.

10/13/2009 08:36.30 PM Report This Comment  
  `Ü´ Greetings & Condolences, Miss Patches
I am Ruby Francesca Begonia. And my flockily is featheriends with your featheriend Alfie, the DYHA; and Momma saw your blog to him on his page this morning and told me about it because I too have lost a Blue-and-Gold fibling in my Fister Rosalie Hale Bopp. I am sure that by now your Frother Michael has already made her acquaintance at the Rainbow Bridge. Her job is to greet all of the new birdies arriving for their stay there, and to make them welcome and get them situated and comfortable. At any rate, Miss Patches, Momma thought that you and I might become good featheriends since both of us know what it's like to be accustomed to a fibling being with us all day, every day, and then all of a sudden to have them not be there anymore. I will not try to tell you that I understand completely, because my circumstances are far different than yours. But I do know how it feels to need a featheriend to hold me close because there is a big missing in my life that I am having trouble dealing with. While Miss Rosalie's cage was still in our living room next to mine, I would sit in my cage and look over to where she used to be and say "Hello?". But I could not hear her answer. So, I would like to offer my rather large Green Wings for you to snuggle under and just rest a while and be hugged, for as long as you like. ~~ Please accept the Sincere Sympathy of everybirdy in the K Kritter Korral, and my parronts too, for your devastating loss. We will indeed hold you in our thoughts and prayers, until you are strong and peaceful again. A bientot, mon amie [See you soon, My Featheriend]… `Ü´ ♥

Come visit me, `Ü´ Ruby Francesca Begonia.

10/13/2009 01:51.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Patches!
I am a female BF just like you although you are a little older than me! I just heard that you lost your frother Michael and thought I would frop by and give my condolences and offer to be your friend if you need someone to talk to. You be strong and try to help your paronts through this time. You will al be together on the Rainbow Bridge. Blog me back when you get the chance!

Come visit me, *, ,, Asha & Mr Tim ~ Forever In Our Hearts, ` & ..

10/13/2009 12:31.10 PM Report This Comment  
  A Hello to You, Patches
Just Alfie here to say Happy Autumn! — A <ª)

Come visit me, Alfie.

09/27/2009 04:48.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello from Alfie
Here's hoping that spring has sprung and life is bloomin' wonderful at your place. —A <ª)

Come visit me, Alfie.

04/14/2009 12:26.39 PM Report This Comment  
To let you know, you've been thought of. —A <ª)

Come visit me, Alfie.

03/18/2009 01:12.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Valentine's Day
In case our paths don't cross before the day of Hearts and Roses, I want to wish to you lots of extra love and happiness on Valentine's Day. Your friend, A <ª)

Come visit me, Alfie.

02/11/2009 01:08.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Alfie here again...
Thinkin' about you again!

Come visit me, Alfie.

02/04/2009 12:10.58 PM Report This Comment  
Comin' by to tell you "Hi" and to let you know I was thinking about you. — A <ª)

Come visit me, Alfie.

01/28/2009 09:49.17 AM Report This Comment  
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01/27/2009 04:02.27 PM  
You are a very cute birdie! I love amazons. My Chainsaw is only 22 years old which doesn't come close to your 44! you get my vote today

Come visit me, Zipper & Chainsaw.

12/28/2008 08:09.31 PM Report This Comment  
Alfie here to wish you & Michael, and your family a very Happy Holiday, Patches. A thought I'd like to share, something uttered by a small human; "Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen." May there be lots of Love in your Christmas Celebration. A <ª)

Come visit me, Alfie.

12/23/2008 04:05.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Maxie the WonderBird!
Hey Patches! Thanks for visiting my page! I know how you feel, sweetie. My old feet don't grip very well sometimes, either...either that or I just have a lousy sense of balance, because I tend to fall off my perch and the outside of my cage. My human has put cushioned fit-together squares on the floor and padded my seedguards with bubble wrap covered with contact paper so maybe I won't hurt myself when I fall. Wouldn't be so bad if I could fly, but for some reason I can't. We older bird present some challenges, that's for sure. Since I moved into my home in March the house has never looked or sounded the I think I'll go say hi to Michael now....Come again soon...Cya...

Come visit me, Maxie WonderBird -Thanks for BOTD! & 10 Grand HOF Club - Welcomes DIXIE!!.

12/16/2008 01:56.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Oh, im sorry, your a female. So your beautiful, not handsome.. LOL :D

Come visit me, Romeo.

12/14/2008 07:48.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello My Friend
Hi handsome! Im still new too, but I know there's a vote button at the very top just about where it says my bird profile. When you click that button, you vote for that bird. The more votes you get, the more rewards. you can get bird of the week, and bird of the month. I voted for you again :) Good Luck Patches..

Come visit me, Romeo.

12/14/2008 07:47.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Wow what a beautiful parrot. Are you really 44?

Come visit me, Romeo.

12/13/2008 05:08.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Maxie the WonderBird!
Hey Patches! Welcome to Bird Channel! I'm always thrilled to be able to meet another senior amazon! I am sorry about your stroke, but glad you have recovered and are overcoming your difficulties! Come and see me anytime....Cya...

Come visit me, Maxie WonderBird -Thanks for BOTD! & 10 Grand HOF Club - Welcomes DIXIE!!.

12/13/2008 03:52.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Oh, LOOK!!
You've got a new picture! Yeaaaaa! I can really see your different colors, Patches. Wow! You're beautiful!! What's that you're playing with on top of the cage? Is it one of those wiggly balls? Obviously I don't know the name but it looks entertaining. Mom made me a shreddable today out of large popsicle sticks wrapped in red and green paper and threaded onto a metal rod with red and green beads in between each stick; looks festive and fun to tear apart. There was a multi-colored one here when I arrived. It was the first thing I dared to touch after moving here. I'd not had many toys in my first home and was out of practice at playing. I've figured it now and play hard all day to make up for lost time! Congrats on figuring out how to add photos. Looking forward to the addition of MORE! (hint-hint!) L & xx — A <ª)

Come visit me, Alfie.

12/13/2008 03:35.28 PM Report This Comment  
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12/10/2008 05:18.00 PM  
  Alfie here...
Came by to see if you had any additional pictures posted. Maybe I didn't give you the directions you needed. The BC has a Contact option where you can write and ask for specific directions to a problem. I'm hoping you can help your mom figure this out so I can see MORE pictures of you SOON!! I'll check back again. A <ª)

Come visit me, Alfie.

12/10/2008 04:18.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Dear Patches!
Great to hear back from you! I'm excited— you want to add extra pictures which means I'll get to see even more of your gorgeous colors. I'm going to assume you're talking about adding additional pictures to the "More Photos" section. You can add up to 19 extras. I'm going to start at the beginning so I don't miss a step; Click on My Account, the EDIT beside your name under My Bird Profile. There you'll see that pretty photo. Just below it it says Click here to edit or add more photos... click there. Click on CHOOSE FILE, find the picture that you want to add to your page, click on it, hit CHOOSE, then click on UPLOAD IMAGE. This should add the selected picture to your Extra Photos area. You can repeat that process of Choose File and Upload File 19 times. Now, if you want to change your main pic, you click on the "Choose File" ABOVE that main pic you see. When you're done selecting all your photos you must hit SAVE which is at the bottom of the page. Without this step all your work will be for nothing! Now sometimes after you make changes you can't see the changes because the computer remembers the way the old page loaded. Emptying the 'cache' on the computer is one way to solve that problem but we won't go into that now... I hope my long paragraph answered your question... I really want to see MORE pictures of you! Let me if you're successful or if you have other questions. Good luck. A <ª)

Come visit me, Alfie.

12/09/2008 08:35.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Welcome to the BC!
Hello Patches! My name is Alfred. I'm an amazon like yourself tho of the Double-Yellow-Headed species. I'm fairly new to the Bird Channel and am working on creating a list of friends all my own. You've acquired a number of years of experience in life. Not too many birds here on the BC are in their 40s! Way to go. Sorry to read, tho, that you've recently suffered a stroke and now have to deal with changes in your feet. Bummer. Sounds like you're in good hands at your home and at the vet's. Again, welcome to the BC... I invite you to fly by my page sometime. A <ª)

Come visit me, Alfie.

12/08/2008 04:25.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello from Pipper!
And the rest of the flock! You are one great lookin bird. I am so glad that you found a home where you are loved. My parronts, no, no....well maintain all of us here. I voted for ya. Come visit us anytime.

Come visit me, Jade, Merlina, Starburst, Pipper & Sunkist.

12/07/2008 04:17.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Patches
here's a vote for you, welcome to BC, take care of you and see you around...

Come visit me, Hugo.

12/07/2008 12:32.22 PM Report This Comment  
  hi there!
what a very nice pic you take! here is a vote!

Come visit me, vern--good bye, RIP tressa RIP, amos, RIP scarlett,rose,poppy, iris- RIP Chickens, noah, malachi, silas RIP & RIP ike RIP.

12/07/2008 12:11.29 PM Report This Comment  
Wow we just wanted to say hello to a beautiful bird! We are glad you joined :)

Come visit me, Spree & Elliot.

12/07/2008 07:13.21 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Patches
Wooo Hooo we are your first vote on BC!! We are glad you joined BC and hope you will be our friend. Come visit us anytime you can ..the door is always open. This is a great place to learn things and meet nice people and their fids. Leaving a vote for you as we say cheech to you later my new friend. Chi chi and Gus.

Come visit me, Gus--Chi chi ♥ RIP & Chi chi RIP my sweet girl..

12/06/2008 03:28.31 PM Report This Comment  
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