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I met my mom when she came to meet my African Grey flockmate who, like me, was in need of a new home, our first family having grown too old to care for us. It is with pride that I tell you that I think I made more of an impression than the sulky grey did 'cause I waved and said "HELLO!". Saber said nothing and did nothing but glare. I owe that bird though because after he was adopted, he put in a good word for me, mentioning my name often in the days after he moved in. That had mom thinkin' the grey bird missed me after eight years of bein' together. Truth be told, Saber didn't miss me but I sure love being a part of this family.
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Hi! My name is RaneBeau ('>

I am a Macaw from Monmouth, IL.

'Bo', BoMan, RaneBeau, BIRDBRAIN (according to CocoPuff)******- *
I joined the BC 1.2007. **** ******* ***** My Hatchday is Feb. 10!


18 years old   M

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Pistachios and hazelnuts in the shell. I love cheese but so rarely get any, it's like the ultimate treat.

It used to be a laundry basket with a collection of mismatched socks or the top of Saber's cage but that's all changed now. I love to have a big cardboard box on the floor behind the door of my room where I can hide and no one can see me. Except for my tail that is. I also hang out on my grapevine perch on the side of my cage or in the closet if I happen to catch the door left ajar.

When Reba is invited out of the bird room and I'm not, it gives me cause to holler at the rude human that didn't take ME too. Other than that, I'm rather unruffled about most everything else in life.

My mom sticks up for me when I'm noisy, reminding the family that I'm just excited and want to be in on the action! She tries to keep life interesting for me by including me in most everything she does, whether inside the house or outdoors. I appreciate that I'm allowed out of my cage most of the day...until those guys come home...

I have to float almost everything I eat in water first; Birdie Bread, granola bars, Walnut loaf, fruit, you name it, it's goes in there. (Update; I don't do this much anymore. It's just dried apricots I put in my water bowl now. Can you believe that flat things becomes a plump apricot after a long soak? Me neither!) I prefer to play on the floor, unless that's the norm for all macaws. I don't know.

Wherever my Mom is,that's where I wanna be. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~- ~~~~~~If you'd like to see me 'In Action'... YouTube. com/kelybrd.

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  I've been thinking of you...
And just had to fly by to see that all is well. You look wonderful! It's so very neat that you have had yet another Bird of the Day, and in August! I had one in August, too and was so surprised. Birds of a feather, as they say. This year has brought lots of challenges and excitement. I've traveled quite a bit but still call the Rocky Mountains home. The humans adopted a cat that the vet thinks is crossed with a bobcat. She is a neat critter, but has big ideas, and feet and muscles to match. We really have to keep an eye on her and refer to her as assassin cat. I think that she probably ate quite a few of our feathered brethren when she was a wild stray. I also had a bout with illness. I felt lousy, but I really enjoyed all of the special cuddle time and syringe feedings. They were great and I'm trying to talk mom into more towel-cuddle time. Other than that, time just keeps ticking along.

Wishing you all good things and hoping you had a wonderful summer. Fall will be here in a week and it is time to enjoy the cooler temps and lovely leaves. Cheers, my friend, and ciao for now. ~Sarabi

Come visit me, Sarabi & Frosty the Keet with the little pink feet.

09/16/2014 11:12.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi RaneBeau
Grab your snowshoes and come on up here!!!!

What a cold and dreary day we had. The high temps were 48 to 52 degrees ... BRRR! I had to wear my hoodie to keep warm.
Today we remember all the people lost in the WTC, Pentagon and Shanksville PA ... keeping them and the survivors in our thoughts and prayers.
YCM Huggies
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

09/11/2014 11:12.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dorky Dude, from your favorite ZonGal, Jen Lynn
This is 9/11, 13 years later, it has become a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance! It was such a terrible tragedy, 3000 innocent lives taken in a heartbeat! I read somewhere that the Muslim Jihadist celebrate this day, for the "Martyrs" that did this dastardly thing, can you believe it! On a much brighter side, today is our dear Debi Willis' special day, Happy Birthday dear lady friend! Give my love to our dear aunt Denny, and all in your Thursday home, see ya tomorrow...

Love from Jenny & my Patriotic Dallas family

PS~I love you big guy, and the Zig sends his love also

Come visit me, Ziggy~ I am hanging with my best pal Jenny Lynn, Jen Lynn~I too am entered in the Cowgirl Contest, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, ANGEL CHRISTY~Entered in the Cowgirl Contest, Ms LaLo-I'm entered in Queen Chuey's contest-yahoo & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

09/11/2014 07:36.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi RaneBeau
WINTER IS NEAR!!!!! DOOMSDAY!!!!
SUMMER NEVER CAME!!!!
Fall will be only a few weeks this year!!!

I thought I'd come over and let you know.
Well, we are back to rain and mid 50's. Looks like "summer" is over. I really don't remember it at all this year! Time to get the coats and snow shoes ready ... GRRR!
I did get some new toys to destroy and that's a good thing.
YCM HUGGIE
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

09/10/2014 11:40.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ranebeau!
Long time no squawk! How have you and your flock been? And how is your sweet mama? We hope you all had a marvelous summer (goodness knows where it all went soooo quickly!) Thank you sooo much for your hatchday wishes and then the honor of being BOTD. LOve and winghugs, Samantha Carter PS The Outlaw Macaws Blue and Josh send their warmest reagards!

Come visit me, Carter-Justice For Ozzi-TY 4 BOTD 8/28/14, Doo Diligence-Justice for Ozzi, Cookie-Justice For Ozzi-thank you for BOTD 7/31/14, Charlie-Thank you for making me BOTD 10-29-13, Tricky D- RIP 12/12/12-Thank you BOTD 12/12/13, Teal'c-Thank you for BOTD 10-14-13, Elvis Thank you for BOTD 2/16/13, Joshua Chico Justice for Ozzi, Blue-Justice for Ozzi-TY 4 BOTD 9/7/14, Moggie -Justice for Ozzi, George (Gen George Hammond)RIP Gen 12/13/08, Cu-Bird -Justice for Ozzi, Nanday Security Services, LLC, Miranda -Justice for Ozzi, Captain Darling-RIP 5/19/2014 & Baldrick Thank you for BOTD 3/20/14.

09/09/2014 03:48.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ranebeau sweetie!
I want to thank everybirdy for their prayers! Mila's family is truly grateful! We all know the power of prayer is a powerful thing...but we are all in shock over little Mila's progress. She had brain surgery 7:30am on Friday. When the surgeons went in, they discovered that some of what was tumor, was actually scar tissue from her surgery lastyyear, & sort of made a pocket that the larger tumor was sitting in. They were able to ENTIRELY remove BOTH tumors! On Saturday, she was moved to a regular room & they had her up walking! On Sunday, less than 48hrs upon completion of her surgery, MILA WAS SENT HOME...TRULY A MIRACLE!!!
Mila's family would still appreciate ur prayers. Since this cancer came back so quickly & aggressively, doctors are going to treat it very aggressively with chemo & radiation. Mila is doing wonderfullly! She has to take it easy, but she's up & playing with all of her princess toys! She'll walk up to u, give u a hug & tell u that she has a boo-boo & that herhhead hurts. It's truly amazing & miraculous! All things are possible with God!
Love from
TiaMaria & Mom Sandy
V4U!

Come visit me, TiaMaria.

09/08/2014 08:22.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 8--Chestico Festival dance lessons
Hello everybirdie; What a greyt time we had on the beach. The bikini competition was amazing, and we only had to pull three of the boys off the stage. LOL! It was so much fun getting a chance to see all the latest European styles and designs. Between the warm surf and the savory foods it has been an eggciting visit in Port Hood. Today we get our chance to watch, and try our talented talons in some Celtic dancing, and maybe even put our beaks to the bagpipes and play some Gaelic tunes. The Interpretative Celtic Music Center is open to visitors, who can try not only the bagpipes, but also their wings at being a drummer as well.
"Hey L'il Angel, what are you dressed like that for?" Angel Girl asks her fister, eying up Little Angel's new Celtic tartan kilt.
"I'm going to take Highland dancin' lessons today" L'il Angel says putting her tam on her head and looking at herself in her mirror.
"Dixie? Are you ready sweetheart?" L'il Angel yells into the tent door.
Slowly Dixie exits the tent, his face blushed red. He looks around quickly making sure the coast is clear. HE is wearing a kilt too, complete with a sash over hi shoulders. " We're taking Scottish dance lessons" It was then that Dixie saw that many of the other birds were sporting kilts in various Tartans ( Clan colors).
"See, we all are had the same idea" Sky says walking past in his kilt (Feileadh-beag - pr: feela beg). Sky stands tall, and smiles. "It's birdly. It's not a dress Dixie!"
"Hi SamIAm, you off to the bagpipe lessons?" Kaji asks, reining in his horse, " That's were Lizzie Pookie and I are riding too. Com' on with us"
The birds mount up and head off to the Music center and the MacInnis Sportsplex. There is Celtic music, dancing demonstrations and more Scottish foods to try today. Tomorrow is the Triathlon. Many famous fiddle-players, Celtic musicians from as far away as Scotland, British Columbia, Canada and the USA have arrived for the days concerts, lessons and fun.
At the Celtic Music Center, Snowflake, Little Angel, Cookie and Cydney stand as the instructor Patricia Chafe shows them the first dance steps. 'Ok, one, two, three..." Little Angel takes the first two steps then suddenly making a quick turn on one foot, she trips sending Cydney falling into Snowflake. The three girls giggle as they lay on the floor in a jumbled heap at Cookie's feet. "Ok, let's try this again. Maybe you should stand over here, Little Angel" Pat says, walking her to the other side of the line. The three girls do the steps again, perfectly. Then the others join them, as the fiddles play a quick tune. The laughing birdies have lots of fun, learning to dance. After a few lessons, they sit down to watch some experienced dancers for a while. " We did greyt" Dixie says happily as he hugs LA close.
"Ok Sky and BB. You're turn" Sky leads BB in a graceful Highland Waltz. Everybirdie applauds their performance. "WE practiced!" BB says
Angel Girl 224627

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09/08/2014 05:35.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi RaneBeau
Just another update for you. I miss you my friend.
Northern Michigan still has 1500 people without power, we are lucky to get ours back. They said that we had four consecutive severe t-storms and that's why it lasted so long. My dad says that was the most impressive lighting he has ever seen, I don't like that and neither does mom. We also didn't like those loud thunder booms that lasted for hours shaking our house. It's nice to be peaceful again ... ahhhh a good night's sleep.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

09/06/2014 08:58.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi RaneBeau
I miss you! I hope you can come back to the BC soon.
Here's what you missed by not flying up here....
I'm back! What a week we had ... tornado, severe t-storms, flooding ... so many power lines and trees down on roads! Last night was an all night LOUD t-storm with no power. We finally got our power and internet (and phones) back tonight. I was scared and whimpering a lot. I didn't like that very LOUD noise that shook the house for hours. Mom made me take a long nap today and early to bed tonight. We were lucky, only a few trees down with power lines on two different nights. We lost trees on our property too. Hope every bird is fine, missed you.
YCM Huggies
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

09/05/2014 09:57.15 PM Report This Comment  
  RaneBeau~~~
GIANT ZON HUG ~ ♥
Sugar

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09/05/2014 03:07.34 PM Report This Comment  
  HELLO FROM LITTLE LUCY
Hi Pretty Rainbow,
How did I ever miss your big day? A very belated congratualtions on being our BOTD Aug. 23rd! I have been so remiss in my blogs to you. Please forgive me. Not much is new in my house except that my Mommy has been bringing my Daddy home almost everyday for the past week. That has really helped his outlook and attitude. He was SO depressed before. After he has his morning IV antibiotics, Mommy picks him up and then returns him before his evening IV is due. He has just under three weeks left at the rehab facility, and he's counting the days. It's so nice having him around again since he's been gone most of the time since Jan. 17th of this year. I hope all is happy at your home and your Mom and family are all well. You are forever my pretty Rainbow, and I send you great bunches of love and hugs.
XOXO, Little Miss Lucy♥♥

Come visit me, Mr. Finnegan, Daisy - R.I.P. - BOTW 9/17-9/23/07 & Miss Lucy Blue.

09/05/2014 01:44.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ranebeau sweetie!
Hi everybirdy!
Tia here, sorry I haven't been around in quite awhile, sooooo much has been going on, I'll let u know all about it. Mom FINALLY unpacked the box that contained her notebook that has everybirdy's page #s! Today, mom & I ask for ur prayers.

A good friend of mom's has an adorable 4 yr old daughter, Mila. The past 14 months have been a horrific nightmare for Dawn, Mila's mother. Mila was born with Li Fraumeni Syndrome, which is an EXTREMELY RARE genetic condition. Certain receptors shut off & leaves that person very prone to cancer. Last summer, Mila began acting strangely...bobbing her head around, running into things, suddenly falling down & grabbing her head & screaming. Her pediatrician immediately ordered a brain MRI. Dawnh& Neil were devastated to learn that their precious 3 yr old daughter had Choroid Plexus Carcinoma, an EXTREMELY RARE & very aggressive brain cancer. Mila had brain surgery 3 days later. It was touch & go for the 1st week, they had to restart her heart 4 times. Miraculously, she made it thru, although she spent 3 months in intensive care. She was released fromthe hospital 2 days before Christmas...a true Christmas miracle...Mila had ABSOLUTELY NO mental deficit! Since then, she must have an MRI every 3 months. All of them had been perfectly spotless - until her MRI last week.

Mila now has 2 aggressive tumors - the larger one, the size of a small navel orange, & the other is a bit larger than a golfball. The larger one is in the same spot as the one removed last year, but it is tangled in her nerves & has been deemed inoperable. She will once again have to endure chemotherapy & this time start radiation. The smaller tumor will be removed. I just spoke to her mom Dawn, they will be leaving for Children's Hosp in Pittsburgh in a couple hrs. Mila will be having brain surgery tomorrow morning at 7:30am. to remove the smaller tumor & hopefully be able to remove part at least part of the larger one. We are all heartbroken that this precious little girl hasto go thru tthis again. I hope all our dear friends will say a special prayer for Mila, that God in Heaven will once again restore her health! Thank you my dear friends & God Bless u all.
Love
TiaMaria & mom Sandy

Come visit me, TiaMaria.

09/04/2014 01:37.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 3--Port Hastings and the Celtic Trail
Good morning to everybirdie; Angel Girl here with today's BOTM update. The sun rose red and orange on the horizon over historic Cape Breton. Lizzie, BB and Kaji had a greyt breakfast on the go, as we birdies took down our tents, and packed up our belongings, to be carried by the pack horses to our next stop, Port Hastings. With the missing FLARES, still unaccounted for, and TiPaul, Dixie and Cori keeping a watchful eye on L'il Angel we mounted up as the sun turned the sky a brilliant blue over the water.
The deep water of the Strait of Canso at the village of Port Hastings was the reason the Inverness and Richmond Coal Pier was constructed here in 1902. Historians find many interesting facts in our records kept at the Archives of the Hastings, Cape Breton Museum. Here we find photos taken of the construction of the bridge connecting mainland Nova Scotia with the Cape Breton Island.The Canso Causeway was built at a narrow location on the Strait of Canso, several miles northwest of Port Hawkesbury and Mulgrave, crossing from Cape Porcupine near Auld's Cove on the Nova Scotia side to Port Hastings on the Cape Breton side. Approximately 10,092,000 t (9,933,000 long tons) of rock for building the causeway was quarried from a mountain on Cape Porcupine.
"Hey, let's go to the Museum and take a look at some of the historic photos of the area." Boo Boo suggests
"Awesome idea. Then we can ride down the Celtic Trail. The Celtic Shores Coastal Trail is a 92-km (57 mi) multi-use trail stretching from Port Hastings to the Town of Inverness on the west coast.
The flat trail meanders along the coastline, through picturesque wilderness, skirts streams, and connects several communities and attractions. Along the way you will find active fishing harbors, warm-water beaches in Port Hood, West Mabou, and Inverness, the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre in Judique along with five other museums, Glenora Distillery, and the not-to-be-missed Red Shoe Pub in Mabou, with the best live Celtic music on the island and unique living Gaelic culture. We'll be camping at Mabou for a few days to explore all the area." Angel Girl Slaps Gaelic Lass on the shoulder, and heads off towards the Museum.
" Angel? Are we going to be stopping at the beach for a swim today?" Raffi asks
'Greyt idea. Tell the others that after the museum we'll ride to the beach for a while before heading down the Trail" Raffikki turns Sun-Dancer and goes to tell the birds of the day's plans.
"Sky, wanta race? Little Angela asks a twinkle in her eye." If I win you help pitch our tent. If I lose I'll make you supper tonight"
"Ok, you're on" Sky yells galloping off of Chief at top speed. Little Angel rides twinkle after him, urging her horse on. She passes Sky and whips around the corner to come in first at the museum. " I win!"
"I let you. Better me pitch your tent, then you cook for BB and I" Sky laughs at the hotty look on L'il Angels face.
Angel Girl 224627

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09/03/2014 01:47.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 2 --Welcome to Cape Breton Island part 2
Welcome everybirdie to beautiful, historic Nova Scotia, Canada. We begin in Port Hawkesbury a town located on the southwestern end of Cape Breton Island, on the north shore of the Strait of Canso. The town was originally named Ship Harbor (after the harbor upon which it is located) and is largely a service center for western Cape Breton Island .
Port Hawkesbury has a rich Celtic heritage and beautiful rugged landscape, the perfect place to begin our tour. The sloping mountainous landscape, descending to rocky ocean shores is breathtaking, the perfect backdrop for camping and adventures. Talking about adventures, "has anybirdie seen Little Angel?"
Falco " I saw her and Dixie trying to set up their tent." Falco points to a place close to the look out over the water.
"Ok, as long as we know we haven't misplaced her we're ok."
"Angel Girl, We set up a rope corral for the horses. Maybe before dark we can go look around Port Hawkesbury, shop and pick up anything we may have forgotten?" Sky adds, thinking of looking for some pickles in the city grocery stores.
" OK, let's finish setting up camp then, and we can walk the short distance into the city. Make sure you all have a flashlight and batteries, just in case you need to make the trip to the little birdie's room in the middle of the night" Angel Girl instructed as she started to hammer the pegs for her tent into the ground.
Suddenly there was a scream , shattering the calm chatter of the eggcited birds. "Little Angel!" Angel Girl yells, dropping her hammer and running to where she had last seen L'il Angel and Dixie working on their tent. Everyone had turned at the sudden yell, rushing to see what had happened.
Angel Girl began to laugh as she saw the predicament that her fister was in this time.
"Wait! We'll get you out Little Angel" she said, trying to stop laughing. There was Little Angel caught up in the tent, rolled up like a cabbage roll. Her head and toes sticking out each end.
"How'd you get into a mess like this?" Sweetpepper asked arriving to help
"Don't even ask" Dixie said, shaking his head. " she said she knew how to set it up, so she climbed inside to get the poles in place and suddenly, POOF, she was wrapped up like this" Dixie tries not to giggle at the mess his wife-bird got into, but it sure was hard. Little Angel was squirming to get free, but instead the tent was getting even more tangled up.
With much effort and work Little Angel was freed from the tent, and with the help of Kiddo, Sky and Dixie, the tent was up, and ready to go. Little Angel sat wings crossed as she watched, annoyed that the tent had tried to east her on the very first day. "Oh come on Sweetie" Dixie says, taking her by the wing,"we will go take a look around. Maybe we can find a souvenir."
Angel Girl leads the way into the city, "Let's stay together so no birdie gets lost" looking at L'il Angel. "Tomorrow we begin our trip around the Island."
Angel Girl 224627

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09/02/2014 03:55.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi RaneBeau,
Stopping by to let all my BC friends know that I will be in the KB for the next two weeks. We'll be going on day trips and participating in other activities. Hope you will join us for a time of fun!! Looking forward to seeing you there.

Hope you had a great holiday weekend! Leaving you a vote.

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper.

09/02/2014 08:08.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Message from QUEEN CHUEY
Howdy everybirdy, Queen Chuey here. I want to thank you all once more for riding the Trail with me. I had lots of fun and adventure this past month. I have a few plans for this upcoming month of September in the Castle. Seeing how well you all have mastered the art of horse riding,roping and the like, I think it only right to hold a RODEO at the Castle. The day and time will be posted both on the Calendar page and my own, also on my cousin ANGEL GIRLS PAGE.


Angel Girl is our September BOTM candidate and I know that you all will enjoy the month with her on Cape Breton Island. This adventuresome month will be narrated in true SKY FLOCK style and humor. It promises to be a fun, informative adventure. I must warn you though,that LITTLE ANGEL and her Hus-bird DIXIE will be joining you , so be prepared for some "SPARKLY" times head. ANGEL GIRL'S page #--224627.
Remember to give those horses some extra oats and molasses, they sure deserve it. Now, if I can only get these cowbird boots off, I'm gonna relax by the pool for a spell. Then enjoy some fine vittles in the Banquet Hall.
Hugs and kisses
Queen Trail Boss Chuey

Come visit me, mikey d, birdie haven park, Queen Chuey, thank you for BOTM, sweetpea, thanks for botd, zoey & cricket & nakita.

09/01/2014 09:01.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi RaneBeau
Just wanted to grab a minute to thank you and your mom for all your help last night. I do think the Derby and the County Fair are the two most fun milonga events, and neither one would be possible without your help. I must admit I am glad it is over though.


Well, I do believe everybirdy had fun at the Milonga County Fair last night. The pig races were very eggciting congrats Cookie and Petunia), the pie eating contest was pretty darned funny (congrats Pearl and Sky...really?) and the music was Sam and the Scruffy Bird's Band usual best. And the food!! 'Nuff said. And a new feature this year was Falco's ring toss which was very popular.

And today is the final day of Chuey's trail ride. I sure have had a wonderful time on this greyt birdy adventure, but don't forget to get on over to her page one last time for that final vote of the month.

As for myself, I am being good and bad. I have refused to get into that tiny carrier for my sunbath two days in a row now, but that thing is just too darned small. Mom will be allowed to pick up the larger carrier on Wednesday, and it's starting to look like that will be my next sun bath. However I'm still being good while she is blogging, and I am sitting on her leg right now as she types for me. That's a whole week! And I was able to attend the milonga in person last night, when I usually get consigned to my room after just a few minutes. Mom is really hoping this behavior keeps up for a while or maybe even forever! (She's dreaming, of course.)

Kiddo

Come visit me, BOTM CALENDAR PAGE, BOTM Founding Feathers, Wedding photos & Kiddo says vote for Angel Girl #224627 for BOTM!!!.

08/31/2014 02:21.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi RaneBeau,
Last night' milonga was great! Everyone had a great time.
You all did a good job organizing this event. I knew you didn't see me come in last night. Was wondering when you would notice I was there. LOL I should have said something but just for the fun of it, I wanted to see how long it would take. Didn't mean anything by what I said, just being funny.

The pictures came out great too! Next year I have to make sure I get the face painting. I signed up but they missed my name and they only took so many. But there is always next year. Looks like BC will still be here.

Could you also tell whoever did the pie eating contest pictures to delete that picture because they also used that pose of me! Thanks so much!!

Blog me back! Would love to hear from you. Left you a vote.

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper.

08/31/2014 09:08.21 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi RaneBeau
Give your mom a hug and kiss for me. I'm all ready for the Milonga ... my face is awesome!

It's Saturday and we have some sun! In between the rain, our temps have been between 75 and 78 with humidity. That's right, you heard 78!!!! Ahhhh, it was nice to bask in the sun for a while before the next rain came. The only downside of the weekend is the bike people are back! Yes, it's the DALMAC weekend. They start in Lansing and end up on the Mackinac Bridge (3rd longest suspension bridge of 5 miles) walk on Sunday. There are three routes with 1500 bicycles on each route. Our scenic road is one of them, lucky us. Just try to get down our curvy wooded road with them riding 2,3,and sometimes 4 across! They will all be gone on Monday and back to normal around here. Meanwhile I'm enjoying what sun and warm temps we have. Then tonight is the fun Milonga Fair. See you there.
YCM HUGGIES
Chyna

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08/30/2014 04:43.29 PM Report This Comment  
  all our love too!Loving you always and forever,Dixie

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08/29/2014 07:34.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi RaneBeau
Now that must be really scary to have to be sneaked across the yard to the aviary like that!Mom gets so mad at those hawks because there is a family of rats living under our rhododendron bush and instead of feasting on those lousy rats and mice,they have been going after the poor birds at the feeder,leaving feathers all over the yard and pieces of blue jay and grackles!I so agree with you that they should be out hunting rats,mice and snakes!Oh that would be so cool for your sweet Momma to sneak you out in that 6'long vinyl tube,my dad brings them home for my frother Kallie to chew on!But I'm not so sure you would be able to fit in them,they just don't look wide enough for you to fit comfortably and I wouldn't want to see that beautiful tail of yours all bent up either!My Mom's been on the run this past week and now we're not sure she'll be home tomorrow!My dad has to work the Town of Barnstable 375th birthday with the fireworks as they were cancelled from the 4th because of the nasty weather we had here then and Nana wants her to come to her house and take her to church as Mom can't go with my dad til Sunday and my skin bro hasn't gotten in touch with us yet about his plans!He usually takes Nana.I don't want to miss the Milonga or be late!This has been one very frustrating week with Mom gone every day and coming back home really late!So far its been a week and Nana hasn't seen those turkeys back in her yard,they'd better not come she's got three big zucchini's growing out there,you can see the first one with me on it in my gallery!It's really huge!
Oh RaneBeau!I'm sooo eggcited to see you anytime at all and miracle or no miracle you have just made my day just seeing you here on my page!I sure miss being able to visit with you like we used to do!It is such a pleasure to be spending some time with you more that you can know!
I can't tell you how much you brightened up my day and made it warm!It was only 68 here today and its going all the way down to 55 tonight,Mom has her winter coat on and a hoodie on her head and my baby fister Candida in the sleeve of her coat warming one arm while I'm on the other side keeping her front side warm!Its supposed to go back up to the 70's tomorrow,I don't like this cold fall winter feeling and weather!
I'm sooo soooo eggcited to see you RaneBeau!I'm wishing you a greyt day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm GCC hugs and soft GCC kisses and my frothers and the rest of my flock are squawking a warm hello to you also!Kallie just LOVES his face painting picture and Mom is going to try and get it on his profile tonight!And Peepers just LOVES his pic with Harry Pigger too!I just can't wait to join in on the pie eating contest!That was sooo much fun last year! Loving you always and forever,my awesome RaneBeau!Dixie gives RaneBeau a warm GCC hug the biggest hug his little green wings can do!((((BIG GREEN CHEEK CONURE HUGS))) Please give Reba,Kirby,Kelly and everybirdie in the wonderful awesome MCFLOCK a

Come visit me, Gabbie, Kallie, Peepers & Dixie.

08/29/2014 07:33.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey RaneBeau!
Hey buddy! How are you? Yeah those pictures in my gallery are my cousins . I love having them here. Teiko is the sun conure and Scarlet is a red lorred Amazon. Today we found out that Scarlet is a BOY! He is now called Scarletto! Heehee! So you had some company too?
Can't believe how fast the summer went by!
Thanks buddy! I will be looking for you at the Milonga tomorrow! It would be so fantastic to win.....but either way we are going to have fun!
Love,
Raffikki

Come visit me, RAFFI AND PUMBAA LOVE CYDNEY!!!!!!!!.

08/29/2014 03:49.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi RaneBeau
You did it! Many thanks for the really cool pic. Now I'm ready for the party.
Just so you know, we had rain all day. It finally stopped around 4pm and the SUN came out! It's not really warm but, to us it feels good. Better than the 54 degrees this morning.
See you at the party on Saturday night.
YCM Huggie
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

08/29/2014 03:19.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi RaneBeau,
What a beautiful crown!!

I've been meaning to write to you. I got your blog and
you are so welcome!! I'm glad I was one of the birdies that voted for you when you won BOTD. I was glad to see your picture in the window. You look so handsome with your crown. Now, aren't you glad you remade the picture for me! LOL

I really do appreciate that and I am looking forward to the county fair. I hope you will be there tomorrow. I went last year and I had a great time!

Have a good weekend!! Leaving a vote for you!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper.

08/29/2014 12:06.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi RaneBeau
Sweetie here to thank you so much for coming by to wish me a Happy Hatch Day. It was so special to have a great macaw of your stature to come by to wish me a nice Hatch Day.I had a great one. Hope you have a great Day!

PS I love your avatar!!!!!

Hugs
Sweetie

Come visit me, Nippy, "Angel " THANK YOU EVERY BIRDIE", Opie, Sunny RIP "THANK YOU FOR BOTD", Greenie "The newest member of the flock", Puffin, Little Bird R.I.P 3/24/2010, SHADOW, Feathers" Thank you for BOTD ", Ceasaur, CHEETA enjoying time with mom, Scarlet "One of the Mighty Macaws", Alex & Sweetie "Thank you friends", Julio, Charlie, Angel Baby "THANK YOU FOR THIS HONOR", Happy loves Maxie Pie, "SASSY GIRL It's my Hatch Day", Peppy, Emy"I laid two eggs May 14, 2014", "Sweetheart" RIP Beautiful Girl, Sweetie & Chatterbox.

08/29/2014 07:09.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi RaneBeau
I know you are really busy at home. So, I'm just letting you know the weather report. Oh yes, mom & I are on the way with our sleeping bags. We will sleep next to your condo in the bird room.
What a nice fall day we had today. It was 70 degrees with a little sun. It's 55 degrees tonight. That pet store was 35 miles away. They only had toys for keets and LARGE parrots. What about us medium parrots? I say we protest!
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

08/27/2014 11:03.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Congrats, King Ranebeau!
Due to overpopulation of tourists for the last 6 weeks, we have been without internet and phone service! So we regretfully missed your special day! So here is a big basket of birdie bread muffins, strawberries and our most heartfelt hugs and kisses!
Love, Picabo, Squeaky & Scion
Scion sends his best wishes to the always lovely Miss Kelly!
And Squeaky sends beaky kisses to her buddy Kirby!
We have misses all of you!

Come visit me, Scion, Budgies, Kiwi & Button, Limon & Lima, Squeaky, Picabo & Angel Alfie (RIP).

08/27/2014 11:38.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Late Greetings
I see I missed your BOTD celebration! So this Congratulations is LATE. Ranebeau you always are a handsome bird but with that crown and the beautiful background you are REALLY Handsome.
Love, Gramma

Sylvia, Florissant, CO.

08/25/2014 09:41.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi RaneBeau
I have to tell you that we did NOT get that warm weather or sun today. This is so unfair!! I asked dad why do we love here? Mom wants to know the same thing!!!!
Please make room for me and mom in the Mc Aviary ... we will camp out there!
Today I was busy supervising dad. He was repairing and painting the side deck. I know I was a big help. We didn't get our 80 degrees today. It was only 74 and very cloudy. We might get 82 and t-storms on Monday. I think I need a refund on Sunday's weather. At least I had barb-bee-Q chickens and corn still on a cob ... it was deelicious. I guess it made up for lack of sun.
YCM Huggies :)
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

08/24/2014 09:37.42 PM Report This Comment  
  you sure do look good in a crown
maybe mom should let you wear it always ! Thanks for sharing the day and your mom with us ! Love the Milonga pictures - they came out extra nice this year ! That's why me and Petunia are going to win ! ! !

Come visit me, Cookie goes to school, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

08/24/2014 03:52.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ranebeau
My name is Angel Girl--Angel for short. I am SKY and Little Angel's fister. I am going to be your September BOTM candidate.
I have spoken at length with my frother SKY and Chuey our cousin and Sky had agreed to let all of you keep your cow-pony for next month as we take a horseback tour of the beautiful and historic
Cape Beeton Island, Canada. We will require birdies willing to lead a pack-horse of two as we rough it out under the stars, learn about the Celtic heritage of this Island, whale watch and more. I hope you all will be able to join us on this day by day tour.
Angel Girl 224627

Come visit me, rally and lacie, poncho botd 24/3/14, Jack, thank you all for BOTD, sassy, Casper, you fought a good fight l'il man, amando, sky, Angel Lupe', I will see you again!, l'il angel adler, dixie's wife-bird, broken wings, broken promises, casey, the l'il angel & dixie wedding album, Jesse, thank you for BOTD everyone!, flynn, ANGEL GIRL, RUNNING FOR BOTM IN SEPTEMBER, sarah little bird, zeke, thank you friends for BOTD, zeena, thanks for august botm & sweetie, thank you friends for BOTD.

08/24/2014 03:38.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ranebeau
Haha, you look like the Burger King, all you need is a beard, Hahahahaha! Willie and Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, Divo & Falco, thanks for the prayers, I'm doing okay.

08/24/2014 01:23.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ranebeau
That is one impressive crown! You sure look handsome in it, you should wear it all the time. Mom will be getting glasses that work in about 3 weeks, and can't wait. Both surgeries were good, the cataracts are gone. She still has to get those shots for macular degeneration in her left eye, but other than that, she can see again. Yes, she needs to keep a closer eye on everybirdie else, because I'm perfect, heehee.
Mom has foster squirrels! Last night she got an email saying the center was flooded with babies and they were in desperate need for fosters. This morning mom picked up a baby fox squirrel and a baby gray squirrel, both eyes closed. She wanted to take more, but our space is limited and we only have 2 heating pads. Anyway, that's why we're so late getting online today. Mom had to find her squirrel foster kit in the basement and clean everything today, she's already fed them twice, and she also got to the pool. It's been over a year since she fostered, and it should be fun.
I hope you are having a good day, getting lots of sunshine and scritches! Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, Divo & Falco, thanks for the prayers, I'm doing okay.

08/24/2014 01:22.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi ya RaneBeau~
My wings are not as big as yours but here is the biggest hug this little green zon can muster!
<<HUG>>
Your Pal Sugar

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Seahawk Sugar and the 12th pig Pippo & The Calendar Page~Sapphire for September.

08/24/2014 12:16.47 PM Report This Comment  
  HI RANE BEAU('> !!!!
Like your profile picture....So nice to be able to send Congrats...Always happy when checking out the BOTD and finding it to be one of our special friends....Have a great Sunday...Just pecked a V4U...With many birdie wing hugs to you my friend...Always, Sam :o)

Come visit me, Cydney LOVES RAFFI !!!!, Sam, Angel Cinnamon (R.I.P.), Stormy & Princess IS MARRIED TO TWEETY!!!.

08/24/2014 09:23.02 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi RaneBeau,

It's your Friend, Oz. You are "Too" kind with your sweet words but I must say that my Mommy thinks I'm beautiful "Too". Can I ask you a dumb question? What kind of Macaw are you? Are you a Catalina (I think that's what some are called but I could be wrong)? Whatever you are, you are very handsome, my Friend. You can fly down here anytime you want "Too". Our Pool is still open til around the 3rd week in Sept. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend. Here's a vote for you, cutie. Bye for now.

Love & Winghugs,
Oz (Your Pink Friend)

Come visit me, Parker, Silver, APACHE IS SO HAPPY SNOWFLAKE SAID YES ON 04/27/14, Oz & Cheyenne said YES to her Jedi 5/3/14.

08/24/2014 08:22.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, RaneBeau
Was so awesome to see you in the spotlight yesterday. Been seeing your mom's pig race pics on many pages and they are all wonderful.

Yup, the parronts became first time grandparronts end of June. Those two pics are when the grand was only a couple of weeks old. Our dad made the cradle years ago and it was skinsis first bed and now her baby has slept in it. We have never been allowed near it so no scratches or beak marks on it, lol. Hopefully mom can post a new pic soon.

We love to chew up paper but nothing much can beat millet for a 'tiel. So, if you get your way into those closet doors just remember to tuck that long tail inside or else your mom'll find you hiding in there, heehee.

Love the crown pic with you staring right at us!

Have a great day, wing hugs and a vote, Pearl and Silver.

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

08/24/2014 04:54.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rane
It was Saturday, the day of DOOM and GROOM. None of us we very pleased, and fought the three of them the best we could. BUT, wrapped in a towel, not much could be done to ward them off. Nails, Wings, and Beak, what a rotten way to start a lovely day. I will get even.

Come visit me, Jetta.

08/24/2014 12:39.19 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi RaneBeau
"Let's dance put on your red shoes
and dance the blues
Let's dance to the song
they're playin' on the radio ...... "
Chyna is thrilled to dance with King RaneBeau!
Oh please don't temp mom ... she will be there in a heartbeat!
REALLY? Us four got you in the castle ... how cool is that? Glad your mom is allowing the King to do as he pleases today.
Yes, mom needs several Kleenex boxes after hearing about that nasty Polar Vortex coming soon. She told dad that they will be kicking up the heat and wearing shorts or swim suits!!! He just looked at her strangely!
Maybe she will have a kiddie blow up pool in the living room ... hehehehe. After all, the average temps up here this summer was in the 60's. We did have about 10 real summer days. This weekend is a good one too ... so far.
At least, dad is taking me and mom to Florida next February for vacation. Mom says we might not come back!
I wasn't happy that mom replaced some of my toys and rearranged my condo. So today, I chewed up almost all the new parts ... hehehehe. Every time she cleaned up my artwork, I did more. I also got to go out on the patio for a while and watched dad repair the side deck. I hear that Sunday will be sunny AND 80 degrees ... can you believe that! I think I need a pool and a beach chair just for me. I hope to work on my tan.
YCM Huggies and extra ones for the King!
Chyna
As soon as the face pic is done, it can be put up on my page ... I'm looking forward to it. Thank you thank you thank you!

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

08/23/2014 11:10.20 PM Report This Comment  
  hi RaneBeau
Floop here, to congratulate you on behalf of our entire flock! WE are running very late, because Mom had this festival thing today. Tomorrow she is all ours, except for an hour. hoping you had a wonderful day, and it continues til the end... there are still a couple more hours left.

Come visit me, Leroy, Little Bit & Chloe - Thank you everybirdy!!, Gizmo - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, Max, Jasper - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, Micky - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, PEPPER-Thanks for BOTM!, TiPaul - Who was 8000??? Who will be vote 9000?, Floop - Thanks for BOTD!, Marley - Thanx everybirdy 4 BOTD Carrot cake 4 all, Zak - Thank you everybirdy for BOTD! & Lee-Roial RIP - Thanks for remembering me..

08/23/2014 09:55.30 PM Report This Comment  
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