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Captain Darling-Thank you for BOTD 9/18/2013

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I was originally Baldrick's cagemate and owned by "recovering heroin addicts" who were going to be evicted from their apartment..

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Hi! My name is Captain Darling-Thank you for BOTD 9/18/2013

I am a Nanday Conure from Newton, NJ.

Darling and the Food Groupie

12 years old   M

Nanday Conure

Anything that won't eat me first!

On top of the cage with Carter--sometim- es we sneak under the cage on the shelf and shred stuff!

Being separated from my wifebird Carter and anyone trying to hit on my wifebird

Nothing. My heart belongs to Carter.

Do not block the top of our cage with anything--we will use our beaks and push it to the floor! We like the "skylight"!.

Always chew what you can today, instead of tomorrow!.

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  Vote Chipper for BOTM,
For those of you who don't know me, my name is Chipper and I am a diamond dove. I will be running in April for the BOTM in May. Since we are not your typical parrot-type pet, I will be sharing with you each day, in a brief blog, some interesting facts on doves.

Your votes are appreciated. Thanking you in advance for your support and leaving a vote too!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

03/31/2014 08:12.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Captain Darling,
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!!!

Stopping by with a vote for you.
Enjoy your evening!!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

03/21/2014 05:28.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Captain
That's our BC family on the feather painting. You must have missed the day I introduced it. It's what mom won in Marley's Menagerie raffle! It's a painting by our own Maddy here on BC, you probably know her. She has Peatree, Jester, Bellatrix, etc, as well as a painting website. She's a child, mom thinks about 12 or 13, and mom met her a couple of years ago when she went to Orlando for the bird show there. It was the prize mom was hoping for in the raffle, and she won it! She was so excited. We should be getting it this week, Maddy put it in the mail 2 days ago. Hope all is well in your happy home, our mom feels the same way about the animals here. Hope you are having a fantastic day, too. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, always in my heart, Willie,Chipper, 257319 for BOTM, Peppino Vote Chipper, 257319, BOTM, In Divo's memory & Falco, vote Chipper 257319, BOTM.

03/21/2014 10:49.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Captain Darling,
HAPPY SPRING!!!

Hope you're enjoying the first day of Spring.
Have a great day! Leaving a vote for you.

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

03/20/2014 04:27.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Captain Darling,
We're having a very warm weekend! It's in the high 50's today! It feels like Spring! Enjoy this beautiful weather.

Have a good evening!! Leaving a vote for you.

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

03/08/2014 01:43.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Captain Darling,
We are getting warmer weather and our snow is almost melted. Hope you are having warmer weather too!

Enjoy this beautiful day!! Leaving a vote for you.

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

03/06/2014 07:44.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Captain
Just a little heads up: If you don't want the possum there, feeding it isn't your mom's best choice. That's so cool that she worked with some deer. Mom has never worked with deer, as the center is too small to allow for deer to recover. They take in all animals except deer and poisonous snakes. They got a new possum in today, but mom wasn't there in intake when it came in, so she just saw it being put into the recovery room. I hope you are having a good day, getting rid of that nasty snow and cold. Here's a hug, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, always in my heart, Willie,Chipper, 257319 for BOTM, Peppino Vote Chipper, 257319, BOTM, In Divo's memory & Falco, vote Chipper 257319, BOTM.

03/05/2014 12:20.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Captain Darling,
HAPPY HUMP DAY!!!

Stopping by to bring you a vote.
Hope you are having a good week!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

03/05/2014 09:48.18 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Captain Darling,
We got a few inches of snow yesterday. It wasn't as much as we expected. Today is a beautiful day and the weather is warmer. Hope you are having good weather too!

Enjoy your evening!! Leaving a vote for you.

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

03/04/2014 03:31.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Captain Darling,
There is supposed to be another snowstorm tomorrow. We are expecting 6-8 inches. Hope the weather where you are is nice.

Have a great day!! Stay warm! Leaving you a vote.

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

03/02/2014 02:41.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Captain
The snow is already falling here, and they are predicting at least a foot of that nasty stuff. I guess the good news is that if March is coming in like a lion, it may go out like a lamb.
Mom was supposed to do a guided tour of the wildlife center today for prospective volunteers, but with the snow falling so fast, she already called it off. The guy who cleans the drive up there is off on Sunday, and he lives 45 minutes away on a good day. He'd have to travel a lot longer in this weather. Also, the staff person mom talked to this morning told her she wants to close the place as soon as all the animals are fed and cleaned, so nobody has to drive any later than necessary. Mom also told her if she can't get home, to come here and stay until everything is cleaned up.
I guess it's a good day to catch up on laundry, bake a little birdie bread, and catch up on reading. Miss Polly walked about a block this morning and visited our neighbor with the Irish setters. He's been calling every day to check on her, so she was able to show him how she's recuperating. Mom still isn't letting her do steps, though.
I hope you can stay safe, warm, and dry today. Make sure you are the center of attention as well. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, always in my heart, Willie,Chipper, 257319 for BOTM, Peppino Vote Chipper, 257319, BOTM, In Divo's memory & Falco, vote Chipper 257319, BOTM.

03/02/2014 08:41.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Captain
The weather overnight put a lovely new layer of freezing rain, sleet, and more heavy snow on the ground. Most schools here are closed, so the kids got an extra day off again.
Mom got a recommendation from one of the staff at the center yesterday. She called that vet when she was done on the computer and they will see Polly today. Mom will have to clear the driveway, but hopes to get it done in plenty of time to get Polly there on time. She is hoping for an earlier surgery than March 4th, so we'll let everyone know what she finds out today. She had to go to the vet yesterday to pick up the radiographs which they put on a compact disk. They also gave her Polly's immunization records on paper instead of faxing them. Anyway, they're off this afternoon at 3 to see a new possible surgeon. Hope you are having a good day and getting lots of love. Stay dry and warm, hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, always in my heart, Willie,Chipper, 257319 for BOTM, Peppino Vote Chipper, 257319, BOTM, In Divo's memory & Falco, vote Chipper 257319, BOTM.

02/18/2014 09:16.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Captain
Mom took Polly to the vet yesterday and she thinks Polly did some damage to her ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) somehow. She said Polly was probably predisposed to it, it wasn't anything specific that caused it. Mom has to take her back on Monday morning so they can sedate her, take radiographs, and later consult with mom about their findings. Meanwhile, she is on NSAIDs and pain meds. Poor Polly, mom had to carry her to bed last night, as she couldn't make it up the steps.
Today mom is working at the museum, but not until 1PM, which is unusual. She will have older kids on a tour of animal adaptations. It should be a good tour, they are older kids, making a day of it in Pittsburgh.
I hope you are staying warm and dry there, we are cold, but sunny here, no new snow for at least a day. Get lots of scritchies today! Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, always in my heart, Willie,Chipper, 257319 for BOTM, Peppino Vote Chipper, 257319, BOTM, In Divo's memory & Falco, vote Chipper 257319, BOTM.

02/07/2014 08:19.18 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Captain Darling,
We're having a nice day! It's sunny and not too cold. This weekend is supposed to snow again!

Hope you're having a good week and nice weather.
Enjoy your day!! Leaving a vote for you!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

02/06/2014 04:53.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Captain
We haven't broken any shovels yet, but yesterday the shovel was frozen up against the house!
If you haven't made it to our rented yacht sailing the Caribbean this month, what are you waiting for? It's sunny and warm here, not like it is at home!
On another note, please go to the calendar page, 190654, and read Squeaky's message! We need lots of friends to sign up for the new bird page for when BC shuts us down. Sunny, Squeaky's mom, will be glad to send you the info.
Mom stayed in all day yesterday, but in the afternoon a guy came with a shovel and got the driveway cleared. Of course, it snowed again last night, because we haven't had enough yet. (That requires a sarcasm font, but there isn't one.) Today she was able to go teach the English class, and the salon wasn't busy, so it worked out for both her students.
Polly dog is favoring her left leg, so mom made a vet appointment for this afternoon. Later she is going out to dinner with her sister, so our time outside cages will come this evening. That's okay, though, because we had all day yesterday. I hope you are staying dry and warm, come see us on the yacht! Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, always in my heart, Willie,Chipper, 257319 for BOTM, Peppino Vote Chipper, 257319, BOTM, In Divo's memory & Falco, vote Chipper 257319, BOTM.

02/06/2014 10:24.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Captain Darling,
Stopping by to say hello! Hope you're having nice weather. We are supposed to get more snow again tonight!

Have a good day! Leaving a vote for you.

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

02/04/2014 02:20.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Captain
Thanks for the hatchday wishes, I'm trying to stretch my celebration into a week. Think I can do it? I got another candy cone, this one covered with sunflowers and safflowers. It is taking me longer. The one with the coconut I shredded in about 12 minutes!
Did you love the ads for the big game? Mom's faves were the coke ad, the doberhuahua ad, and the dog/Clydesdale ad. Hearing America the Beautiful in other languages reminded mom of just how beautiful and diverse our country is, the dober ad was just funny with that big headed dog, and the Bud ad, even though we don't drink beer, is always a good one. Still not better than the frogs, though.
Not much is going on today, we're having our neighbor here for dinner, since mom bought some ground meat, and knows he likes meat loaf. He's supplying the potatoes, but we think it's gonna be ones he bought, not ones he grew. Those are done, we think. We are in the hunkering down phase again, there's supposed to be a massive storm heading this way, dropping many more inches of snow on us, just in case we haven't had enough yet.
I hope you are having a great day, staying warm and dry and getting lots of love. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, always in my heart, Willie,Chipper, 257319 for BOTM, Peppino Vote Chipper, 257319, BOTM, In Divo's memory & Falco, vote Chipper 257319, BOTM.

02/04/2014 09:59.26 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Captain Darling,
Our beautiful weekend is gone and today we had rain and then it changed to snow. Hope you are having a nice day!

Talk to you soon. Leaving a vote for you.

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

02/03/2014 11:05.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Captain Darling,
We are having a beautiful weekend!
The weather is warm for this time of year!

Hope you're having a good weekend too!
Talk to you soon. Leaving you a vote!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

02/01/2014 02:50.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Captain
Mom went to the museum for her scheduled Egypt tour but when she got there, she saw that the folks who schedule for the day had her in American Indian Hall. There was nobody interested in taking the tour, so mom went to the hall, got some Lakota artifacts out of a drawer, and walked around talking to people about them. She talked to many people in the hall. They all said they'd have taken the tour had they known it would be so interesting!
Anyway, she's back now, and has some time to let us blog before she has to get ready to go to Lena's tonight for dinner and a visit. It's weird how lots of things can happen in a day or two, then nothing at all for days at a time, isn't it? We will have some time with mom this afternoon, and if she gets back early enough, we will have more time tonight. Hope you are having a wonderful Saturday and getting lots of love today. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, always in my heart, Willie,Chipper, 257319 for BOTM, Peppino Vote Chipper, 257319, BOTM, In Divo's memory & Falco, vote Chipper 257319, BOTM.

02/01/2014 11:12.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Captain Darling,
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!!!

Talk to you soon! Enjoy your day!
Leaving a vote for you!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

01/31/2014 12:35.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Captain Darling,
Stopping by to say hello and bring a you a vote!!
Hope you're enjoying your week! Have a great day!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

01/30/2014 03:29.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Captain Darling,
Stopping by with a vote for you!
Hope you're having a good week!!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

01/29/2014 04:07.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Captain Darling,
Just stopping by to say hello and bring you a vote!

We are having a nice day here. It got warmer today but tomorrow is supposed to be cold again!

Have a good day!!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

01/27/2014 01:49.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Captain Darling,
Hope you are having a nice weekend!
We all had a great time last night at the milonga!

Enjoy your day!! Leaving a vote for you!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

01/26/2014 11:47.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Captain
The center does all it can for the animals, and they want the animals to stay wild as possible, not to associate humans with a food source, so the enrichment helps them to do that. I think the honey sticks are a great idea, but mom won't do them here because she thinks they will draw insects. So she'll continue to offer wild birds the seeds in the feeders. They are already using them anyway. The pvc pipes are a great idea for foraging for mealies. Mom liked that idea a lot!
Last night's birthday dinner was for mom's daughter. We told Cubird about it. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, always in my heart, Willie,Chipper, 257319 for BOTM, Peppino Vote Chipper, 257319, BOTM, In Divo's memory & Falco, vote Chipper 257319, BOTM.

01/26/2014 09:44.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Captain Darling,
How is the weather where you are? It is snowing again here today! At least we're not going to get as much as last time.

Hope to see you tonight at the milonga. I'm sure we will all have a good time.

Talk to you soon! Leaving a vote for you.

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

01/25/2014 04:19.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Captain
We saw on the calendar page that the Steelers won the Superbowl in 1976 on this day, way to go! They now have 6 rings and trophies, Yay Steelers!
Today mom has a meeting about offering enrichment to the animals at the center. She bought some pvc pipe yesterday in 1/2 and 3/4 inch diameters, with several end caps. They will saw the pipe in smaller pieces, drill holes in the pipe, cap the ends, and stuff them with mealworms or suet or something, so the birds can work for their food. Good idea, right? Some of the people are making honey sticks, too. That's where you take a branch, put honey on it, roll it in wild bird seed, and let it dry out. The honey will stick the seed to the branch.
After the meeting, mom is going out to dinner with Anna and the rest of the family for Anna's birthday. Then they will come back here for cake. It's going to be a fun day for sure! Hope you are having a fun day and staying warm. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, always in my heart, Willie,Chipper, 257319 for BOTM, Peppino Vote Chipper, 257319, BOTM, In Divo's memory & Falco, vote Chipper 257319, BOTM.

01/18/2014 08:46.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Captain Darling,
We had a nice weather this week. Not too cold for this time of year. Hope you had a good week too!

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!!

Leaving a vote for you!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

01/17/2014 09:30.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Captain
It's been a fun week, but mom has been in and out. Between shopping, trying to get to the pool, going to the center, and just running in general, she's not home as often as I had hoped. Today she has to go buy peanuts and wild bird food. That's so neat that phoebes nested on your house. We always think of them as kind of forest birds. Hope you are having a great day today. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, always in my heart, Willie,Chipper, 257319 for BOTM, Peppino Vote Chipper, 257319, BOTM, In Divo's memory & Falco, vote Chipper 257319, BOTM.

01/17/2014 09:06.18 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Captain Darling,
Hope you are having a good day!
We had snow flurries this morning but not for too long!
The weather has been much warmer this week.

Talk to you soon. Leaving a vote for you!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

01/16/2014 11:54.26 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Captain Darling,
Stopping by with a vote for you! Hope you're having a good day! Talk to you soon.

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

01/14/2014 12:52.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Captain Darling,
How was your weekend? Hope you had a good one! We are having nice weather today. It's sunny and not too cold.

Have a good day! Talk to you soon. Leaving a vote for you!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

01/13/2014 10:04.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Captain Darling,
How is your weekend? We had rain but it was warmer than it has been this week. Hope you're having a good one.

Talk to you soon. Enjoy your day! Left a vote for you!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

01/12/2014 09:50.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Captain Darling,
Hope you are having a nice weekend!
Leaving a vote for you! Enjoy your evening!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

01/11/2014 02:52.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Captain
It's actually raining and in the 50s here today, but tomorrow it will be back to the 30s again.
Mom had a volunteer meeting this morning, and they added something new. There is now an education component to the meetings. This morning the volunteers learned about the relationship between eastern phoebes and brown headed cowbirds. There were pics of the babies, too, which is helpful. A lot of times when mom does an intake of baby birds, she doesn't know what kind they are and has to get help, so the more the staff shares about identification, the better it is for everyone.
Anyway, mom is home now, and we get her for the rest of the day. I think she's not working at the museum this week, because she doesn't have anything written on the calendar, but you never know. I hope you are having a great day with lots of love and scritchies today. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, always in my heart, Willie,Chipper, 257319 for BOTM, Peppino Vote Chipper, 257319, BOTM, In Divo's memory & Falco, vote Chipper 257319, BOTM.

01/11/2014 11:03.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Captain
Mom loves the book, and will share it at the center. The snowy owls are fantastic. Of course they got put away with the Christmas stuff.
The too is just trying to show you up, you realize that. Hope you are having a good day, though. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, always in my heart, Willie,Chipper, 257319 for BOTM, Peppino Vote Chipper, 257319, BOTM, In Divo's memory & Falco, vote Chipper 257319, BOTM.

01/10/2014 09:59.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Capt.
Mom says thanks again for the package. She loved the book!
It snowed here all afternoon and most of the night, and our road hasn't been scraped or salted yet. The good news is that mom's daughter's neighbor called last night and said he'd be here to shovel the driveway today. Mom was glad to hear that, as it's a tough job, so she's waiting for him to get here and do the hard work. A really funny thing happened this morning: the dogs, BOTH of them, refused to go on a walk! This is the first time it has ever happened. Mom was bundled up, she put a sweater on short haired Daisy, and they walked to the end of the front walk. When they stepped onto the street to start walking, both dogs balked! Mom basically told them to man up and get moving, but they were having none of it. Daisy tried to get the leash off, and Polly kept lifting her paws like there was something in them. There was nothing there, it was just really cold. The temp is 9, but the wind chill has us below zero. Guess those dogs knew where it was warmer and wanted to get back. Anyway, by the time they got to the end of the yard, mom didn't want to pull them any more, so they turned around and came home. Hopefully they will be willing to go out later on, when it warms up some. Anyway, I hope you are staying warm and cozy today, and getting lots of love. Hugs, Willie
PS: Club Cat is still up and running.

Come visit me, Gizmo, always in my heart, Willie,Chipper, 257319 for BOTM, Peppino Vote Chipper, 257319, BOTM, In Divo's memory & Falco, vote Chipper 257319, BOTM.

01/03/2014 08:40.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Captain Darling,
Stopping by with a vote for you!
Hope you are having a nice week.
Enjoy your evening!!!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper-We Arrived!!!.

01/02/2014 01:02.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Capt.
That is Raven. They had those pics up when the guy was carving the totem pole. He was from either the Raven or the Eagle moiety.
Nobody knows how old Fluffy was. He came in as an adult the year mom started there, they both arrived in Feb. of 2002. So he was at least 12, but probably much older. He had lost an eye in a motor vehicle mishap. He had the lens, but the eye itself was gone. When they wanted to release him (Yes, a one eyed owl can hunt), they did some acuity testing and found out that he couldn't see from the remaining eye, so he had a home with us until he passed away. He was a wonderful owl.
Hope you, Samantha, and the rest of the flock survived the new year's eve festivities and managed to fling all the confetti you've been working so hard to make.
One of our wishes for this year is that we get to meet your folks in person, either here in Pittsburgh, where mom can show them around, or there for Parrot Palooza. Happy New year to all of you! Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, always in my heart, Willie,Chipper, 257319 for BOTM, Peppino Vote Chipper, 257319, BOTM, In Divo's memory & Falco, vote Chipper 257319, BOTM.

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