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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.

Nope, not really. It's just RaneBeau.

I joined the BC 1.2007. **** ******* ***** My Hatchday is Feb. 10!


20 years old   M

Macaw

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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  Morning RB old buddy-a note from Jen & dad
...dad does in fact have an emergency Freedom Alert to wear around his neck, but he wanted to know that an ambulance would not be called, he will not go back to any hospital ever again, unless he is dying! There are 4 phone numbers programmed into it, and one is our across the street neighbor man! Dad talked to him early this morning when he came to take our trash around to the alley! He told dad not to worry! Dad was up early getting things ready for Ms LaLo, it is a labor of pure love, and he is looking forward to a visit with our dear friend aunt Denise! Very few notes today, but we wish you all a great Thursday and give our love to all in your happy home, see ya all tomorrow...

Very busy love from Jenny, LaLo, Christy, Ziggy, and dad

Come visit me, Mr Ziggy-Chyna dear I am trying to be a good YCM, Jen Lynn & Cannonade~I told you we're coming!!, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, Love from Christy~Sunshine in the McAviary with JL, Ms LaLo Lee~Ready for the Derby & Easter... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

05/26/2016 06:58.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning RaneBeau buddy-from Jenny & Ms LaLo
Dad made it through the PT session in pretty good shape, but started feeling tired and weak before it was over! When he came in from our garage, at 3:30, he had a relapse and fell again, and did not have the strength get back up! He hates to take advantage of the kindness of others who care! Aunt Denise will be here tomorrow at 1:00 with LaLo in hand, I WILL BE READY, come heck or high water! Have a great hump day dear friends, and give our love to all in your happy home, see ya all tomorrow hopefully...

Forever love from Jenny, Ms LaLO, Christy, Ziggy, & our trying hard daddy

Come visit me, Mr Ziggy-Chyna dear I am trying to be a good YCM, Jen Lynn & Cannonade~I told you we're coming!!, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, Love from Christy~Sunshine in the McAviary with JL, Ms LaLo Lee~Ready for the Derby & Easter... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

05/25/2016 06:04.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ranebeau!
Thanks so much for gluing my littke piggy bank back together after the betting for the race! I really appreciate it! There sure is no living with Picabo bragging about how he is in the money! Hehehe! Well, I am saving my pennies in my poor little bank again so by next year if there is another Derby, I will be ready! Hulk will win one of these years! Hehehe!
Please give Ms. Kirby my biggest hug and love and Ms. Kelly too. We are dying of heat down here- it is breaking all records! Even the pool is too hot for swimming!
Not much has been going on. We are in our new bird room and every bird is happy to be out and flying for a couple of hours every evening! Picabo still is too scared of his new palace but when he is in or on it, he is steadily taking it apart! Makes Dad so mad!
Mom has been sick with a bad head cold for over two weeks so she hasn't been up to blogging and of course the internet has been down here since all the city people are trying to escape the heat and come out here and mess up the bandwidths and it sure isn't any cooler here anyway! Harrumph!
Hope you and your flock are fine and enjoying spring and the aviary and bird barn and your guests from Uncle Chuck! Have a Happy 'Toos Day!
Love, Squeaks. (Giving the Big R a kiss on his beak cheek)

Come visit me, Bud, Modelo, Patito, Malt & Pilsner, Squeaky- Vote for Laka for BOTM 259145, Kiwi & Button & Ivy, Scion (RIP)- Love Forever, Limon & Lima, Angel Alfie (RIP), Domingo-Loving Golf! & Picabo.

05/24/2016 06:59.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hidee ho there RB pal-from Jen & Ms LaLo
Today dad has his PT instructor coming into our home, he does not dread that as much as at first, but he still hates the privacy intrusion! He is still slow, but he can tell he is getting stronger! We will be in the mid-eighties again today, but no complaints here, this is what we have been waiting for all Winter! Dad has to roll LaLo's cage back into her room and fix it up for her return home, Jenny won't be coming just yet! Sometimes something good happens even at our home, and while dad was resting, we got the sweetest phone call from our dear aunt Eileen and Sugar, they are top shelf friends, and McKenzie was squeaking her toy the whole time! Have a great ToosDay dear friends, and give our love to all in your happy home, see ya all tomorrow...

Forever love from Jenny, Ms LaLo, Christy, Ziggy, & our daddy

Come visit me, Mr Ziggy-Chyna dear I am trying to be a good YCM, Jen Lynn & Cannonade~I told you we're coming!!, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, Love from Christy~Sunshine in the McAviary with JL, Ms LaLo Lee~Ready for the Derby & Easter... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

05/24/2016 05:09.50 AM Report This Comment  
  ...yo RB, from Jen and Christy
Dad was so tired yesterday afternoon, he fell asleep on the couch in LaLo's room and did not wake up until after 7:00 PM, then he couldn't sleep well the rest of the night, go figure! We will be in the 80's for the rest of the week with a chance of rain and clouds everyday, so it goes in the Springtime in the Mid-West! Dad has a ton of things to get done again today, so he better get at it! Enjoy your Monday to the fullest, and give our undying love to all in your happy home, see ya all tomorrow...

Monday love from Jenny, Ms LaLo Lee, Angel Christy, Ziggy, & our daddy Chuck

PS~Thanks for fixing my Derby pic aunt Denise, I love you....

Come visit me, Mr Ziggy-Chyna dear I am trying to be a good YCM, Jen Lynn & Cannonade~I told you we're coming!!, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, Love from Christy~Sunshine in the McAviary with JL, Ms LaLo Lee~Ready for the Derby & Easter... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

05/23/2016 09:31.05 AM Report This Comment  
  ...much love from Chuck & our empty home-from Jen
Well it is no exaggeration, Exaggerator won the Pimlico Preakness, and looked good doing it! He was closing fast at the Kentucky Derby, sorry about no triple crown this year, but that was a very exciting race, Nyquist will always a classy horse! Dad has to make up ground today, he did not meet any of his goals for yesterday! He did however drive his SUV to fill it up, and get gas for the lawn mower, even a minister at a small grocery store, that marked the first time he had driven in nearly 3 months, very exciting for him! Have a peaceful Sunday and give our love to all in your Happy Home, see ya tomorrow dear BC friends...

Forever love from Jenny, Ms LaLo, Angel Christy, Ziggy, & daddy

Come visit me, Mr Ziggy-Chyna dear I am trying to be a good YCM, Jen Lynn & Cannonade~I told you we're coming!!, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, Love from Christy~Sunshine in the McAviary with JL, Ms LaLo Lee~Ready for the Derby & Easter... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

05/22/2016 09:17.01 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning Mr RaneBeau-from Jenny & Christy
Dad is pleased to say his PT session went well yesterday, but he did not get a lot done in our home! Our lawn mower man came, and our yard no longer looks shaggy, but our bushes and shrubs still need to be trimmed up a little! Today is the Preakness, GOOO MR NYQUIST, you can do it! It is a nice weather day at our home for a change and for dad it is more of the same, clean and consolidate! Have a great Saturday dear friends, see ya all tomorrow...

Saturday love from Jenny, Ms LaLo, Christy, Ziggy, & our daddy Chuck

Come visit me, Mr Ziggy-Chyna dear I am trying to be a good YCM, Jen Lynn & Cannonade~I told you we're coming!!, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, Love from Christy~Sunshine in the McAviary with JL, Ms LaLo Lee~Ready for the Derby & Easter... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

05/21/2016 08:03.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning sweet RB-from Jen, Christy, & dad
It is 6 AM and dad is back at it already, he had a minor setback yesterday but no big deal! Things are still moving along, but very slowly, he will get to his goal eventually! TGIF our dear friends are wishing you all a great week end, and please give our love to all in your happy home, see ya all tomorrow...

Friday love today & always from Jenny, Ms LaLo, Angel Christy, Ziggy, & our daddy

PS~PT today, daddy says yuck, but he knows it is a necessary evil..

Come visit me, Mr Ziggy-Chyna dear I am trying to be a good YCM, Jen Lynn & Cannonade~I told you we're coming!!, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, Love from Christy~Sunshine in the McAviary with JL, Ms LaLo Lee~Ready for the Derby & Easter... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

05/20/2016 04:51.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi RaneBeau
Mom looked after reading your blog, and she still has all the old games and probably still has the directions of baseball. The anniversary pics were done by Aunt Eva we think, because it was held at the restaurant she had for a little while. Very romantic evening!! Any time your mom wants to help out with a milonga she is more than welcome. June is going to be Prom: Summer Disco Nights! We are going to have a Prom Court which means voting on pics again. It will be on June 25th.

Bad news. The radio guy needs Gloria to work on the radio, which means Mom will be without her for as long as that takes. She is waiting for details right now.

I am seriously annoyed with my mom. She wasn't really hungry, so she had an Ensure for lunch. What about me? I was certainly hungry; I am always hungry for people food. At least I did get a nutriberry, although I turned my beak up at it for about 30 minutes just to teach her a lesson...not sure it really worked though.

Mom had planned on taking me out for a sunbath today, and the weather geeks claim it is 72 out there which would be warm enough in the sun. However when we tried it, Mom brought me back inside after 10 minutes. If the breeze was too chilly at 2PM, it just wasn't happening. When she went to the library this morning, it was definitely too cold and totally "May Grey", so she wasn't too surprised. And there is a cool down predicted for the next week, but since they were calling for upper 70s today who knows what will really happen?

Kiddo

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05/19/2016 02:46.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Morning RaneMacawMcflockster- Jen & Christy
...we love your spread Eagle look in your second gallery pic, we actually remember it so well, you are such a handsome bird! Jen will be there to calm your ship when your sweet momma is in Colorado visiting dear grandma Sylvia & your gramps! We wish uncle David and our dear aunt safe travels, we think son Max fill fill in nicely, he is a very nice young man! Dad was up and at it early again this morning, he is wearing himself out, but has a personal goal to see at least one of his birds back home Ms LaLo! We are sending our new spare cage, back home with aunt Denise for Jen to use for awhile! We are counting the days for our total family reunion, dad is ready to take it easy for awhile! Please forgive our partial absence, it won't be much longer hopefully! Have a great day dear BC friends and Angels, and give our love to all in your home, see ya all tomorrow...

Absentee love from Jenny, Ms LaLo Lee, Christy, Ziggy, & daddy Chuck

PS~We'll be back, we promise, and we love you all dearly...

Come visit me, Mr Ziggy-Chyna dear I am trying to be a good YCM, Jen Lynn & Cannonade~I told you we're coming!!, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, Love from Christy~Sunshine in the McAviary with JL, Ms LaLo Lee~Ready for the Derby & Easter... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

05/19/2016 05:45.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning RaneBeau !
Cookie pulls out his new watch . . . it's 20, including today - That's almost nothing . . . pretty soon I'll be on my talons !

The weather is starting to slowly warm up again - although next week doesn't look to good . . . wet, wet, wet :( Hopefully things will change by then so I can have my windows open and yell at all the trespassers on my road !

Tomorrow is g'pa's procedure - implanting the defribrillator - so daddy may or may not be home. He'll stay as long as g'ma needs him. G'pa is only supposed to stay overnight in the hospital and come home on Saturday. Mom will go up Saturday and take g'ma out marketing while daddy stays with g'pa. I'll miss daddy ! So, I don't know when we'll be heading up to the summer camphouse . . . daddy doesn't want to go too far in case he's needed - g'ma drives, but only locally and she won't go on the highway . . .

Don't forget to go try your wing at NAME THAT TUNE on page 231616 ! Thanks again to aunt Denise for all her Derby Milonga work ! Have a great Thursday ! love Cookie

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05/19/2016 02:25.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello RaneBeau~
I hope you had a fun day! Oh knowing that you are going to be mommy-less tomorrow is so sad! My mom is suppose to be going down to Portland at the end of June to meet up with her younger brothers. They have not worked out the details yet. Mom will have to pick up her sister before they drive down to Portland. At the moment moms sister and sister in law are fighting over the details. Family reunions are usually not much fun for mom. They are suppose to go on a Monday so McKenzie will have to go to the Doggie Hotel for the day! I will just hang out and enjoy the peace and quite!

We only got some laundry done and the kitchen cleaned today. Bathrooms still need to be done but mom will tackle them tomorrow. My cage will be cleaned out tomorrow also. I did get new toys in there today since I sort of destroyed the other ones. I chewed through the rope on one of them today so mom took the pieces out and says she will restring them for me! She's so nice!

Hope all goes well for you mom tomorrow. Please give her and the flock our love!

Amazing Amazon hugs from me to you!

Sugar ♥

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05/18/2016 08:50.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Morning dear RaneBeau- from Jenny & dad
...We will have very little time for notes and blogs for the next week or so! Dad will be working very hard to be ready for us parrots when aunt Denise drops us off next Thursday! Dad was not quite ready, but we can't put it off any longer, it is time to come back home! Our stay at the McFlock home was a lot of fun, but there is no pace like home, please be patient with us, we will all be together again very soon...

Love from Jenny, Ms LaLo, and our tired old daddy

Come visit me, Mr Ziggy-Chyna dear I am trying to be a good YCM, Jen Lynn & Cannonade~I told you we're coming!!, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, Love from Christy~Sunshine in the McAviary with JL, Ms LaLo Lee~Ready for the Derby & Easter... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

05/18/2016 05:02.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello RaneBeau~
That roofing project sounds very interesting. I would love to watch that. I did get to watch the maintenance guys do the roof across from my window last year. Don't know if they will be back to do it this year or not. They never let any moss grow up there so it looks pretty clean to me! You can imagine that moss is a huge problem for roofs up here.

Moms eyes are better today. They are more pink than red now. She is off tonight so she will get more than a few hours of sleep so she'll feel much better in the morning.

It was a quiet day around here. It was sunny again and pleasant outside. It got into the low 70's. Rain is suppose to be back tomorrow. I can live with that!

I am off to my night cage to get some beauty sleep! Yep! At my age you need that!
You enjoy your evening and please give mom and the flock our love! Hope Jen and Lalo are doing well also!

Amazing Amazon Hugs ~ Sugar ♥

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar, Pippo & Mei Mei Cooking at the KB Cafe & The Calendar Page.

05/17/2016 08:48.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ranebeau
That's exactly what that collar was, foam pipe insulation and a touch of adhesive tape. I'm glad to be rid of it, too. I preened about all day yesterday.
It's still chilly here, only 59 at 1:30 today. It's still cloudy, too, so that's part of the reason. Mom had to pick up plants from the deck today. Apparently a squirrel got into one of the pots, upended it, and spilled dirt out of some of the others, too. She's had plants out there hardening off for a few days. She had them all in the kitchen the other night when we had the hard freeze warning, but put them out again yesterday.
On Sunday, mom, her daughter, and Anna went to dinner at a Thai restaurant. Anna surprised them both by picking up the tab! Mom thinks it made her happy to buy for everyone for a change. Mom still left the tip. The food was great, and everyone loved their meals. When mom got home, she made fudge for today's docent meeting and luncheon.
So after the meeting this morning, the docents had their spring pot luck lunch. This means that mom won't have to cook tonight, as she ate a lot for lunch. Mom's fudge is usually a big hit, and today was no exception. Not as many people stayed for lunch, though, so she had to bring some back home.
We're not doing anything special for the rest of the day, just kind of hanging out with mom. That suits us just fine, though. I hope you are having a great day, getting lots of cuddles and scritches, and maybe even some sunshine. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, 20k, let's celebrate!, Peppino, vote Laka for BOTM & Falco, vote Laka, 259145, BOTM.

05/17/2016 10:56.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning our dear Macaw pal-from Jenny & Christy
Dad has his PT instructor coming today for another torture session, but he is already starting to get used to them, because they generally render him sore and crippled for a few days! He is however slowly gaining strength and stamina, that is the upside to all his extra pain! Dad had to put a battery charger on our SUV, the battery drained from sitting for so long! We do not have a lot planned for our day, please give our love to all in your happy home, see ya all tomorrow...

Tuesday love from your Jenny, Ms LaLo Lee, Angel Christy, Ziggy, & our daddy

Come visit me, Mr Ziggy-Chyna dear I am trying to be a good YCM, Jen Lynn & Cannonade~I told you we're coming!!, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, Love from Christy~Sunshine in the McAviary with JL, Ms LaLo Lee~Ready for the Derby & Easter... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

05/17/2016 05:10.19 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi RaneBeau
It sure was a weekend for Jenny! I must say it was a good derby too. Sounds like many enjoyed it. It would be nice to have another one next year if they decide to keep us ... will you go for that? But after they said they wouldn't do much for the club anymore, it really isn't looking good.
I think you need to take some Dramamine and get in the car with mom and drive down here. Bring Kelly and Alfie too. We have much warmer temps than you do. Even the ocean is 82 degrees right now!
What a busy day I had writing all those invites for my skinsis. Then, I had to fly them to the post office. Mom says I can take a R&R on Tuesday.
Well, it's finally raining right now ... but, it looks like it will be over soon. It's still in the upper 80's and low 90's ..... ahhhh summer!
YCM Huggies
Chyna

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

05/16/2016 11:31.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ranebeau
Great baseball pic! I really miss birdie baseball, it was a lot of fun.
I guess you didn't know my whole story. I was hormonal as usual, but this year for the first time ever, I laid 7 eggs! Boy, was mom ever surprised! I seemed to pull a row of feathers for each egg I laid, as a brood patch, mom thought. Anyway, I got out of my hormonal phase about 2 days before mom was due to leave for FL and a visit with Aunt Jane and Chyna. While she was gone, I wouldn't let Bree near my cage, and decided it was time to get even with mom, so I pulled feathers off my right leg, then mutilated the leg itself. When mom came back, I had a dime sized hole in my right thigh! I've been back and forth to the vet every week since then, had 2 weeks of antibiotics, and 10 days of pain reliever at the beginning too. For the past 3 -4 weeks, my doc has just been checking the progress of the wound. Today she had to move feathers to try to find it! (I have the rest of the story in my c/p below.)
Mom keeps saying we had June in March, so now it's more like April here in May. Today started out with a frost warning overnight, but it's warmed up to 60 already. It's sunny out there, which helps a lot.
This morning mom went to the center early so she could take me to the vet. She was assigned the avian nursery with another person, so they both fed babies, and cleaned other cages in between. Mom got the whole side bank of cages done (about 12 occupied) during her shift, while feeding the 20 minute baby, the 30 and 45 minute babies, too. Of course, that means cleaning the incubators every time, as well.
When she got home, she took me to the vet for the last time! Dr. Pleban had to search under my new feathers for my booboo, and she said it's healed now. That's great news, no more collar, and I can finally take a bath. I've been waiting forever! Now mom can call Bree, too, to get all our pedicures done soon.
I was preening as soon as that thing came off, let me tell you! It felt so good to get to those neck feathers and make sure they are all in good shape. Mom posted some new pics of me with my fluffy feathers coming in.
I hope you are having a wonderful day, getting lots of sun and cuddles. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, 20k, let's celebrate!, Peppino, vote Laka for BOTM & Falco, vote Laka, 259145, BOTM.

05/16/2016 10:31.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi RaneFellowBeau-from Jen & Christy D
...today is Tahoe's BOTD award, are you aware that brother Art Alex and Lady Tahoe had a thing going, please say something nice to her and her momma, Ms Judy Wyatt of St Charles Illinois! We hold Ms Judy on the same shelf as our dear aunt Denise, aunt Eileen, and aunt Mary H! I must agree all the awards and accolades are very nice, but poor old dad just can't keep up with all the thank you notes! As it is, he did not make it to everybody's page, sorry for the ones we missed he just runs out of steam sometimes! His sweet sister brought over some KFC, boy was that ever a rare treat for him, he rarely eats fast food, but not because he don't love it! It is looking like our week will be in the high 60's and low 70's, much nicer than it has been for awhile! Have a great Monday our dear sweet friends, and give our love to all in your happy home, see ya all tomorrow...

Forever love from Jenny, Ms LaLo Lee, Angel Christy, Ziggy, & daddy

Come visit me, Mr Ziggy-Chyna dear I am trying to be a good YCM, Jen Lynn & Cannonade~I told you we're coming!!, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, Love from Christy~Sunshine in the McAviary with JL, Ms LaLo Lee~Ready for the Derby & Easter... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

05/16/2016 06:24.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi RaneBeau
Many many thanks for all the hard work you did to make the derby special! It will never be the same without our derby.
I did see you drinking those mint juleps down ... got to watch those sweet drinks ... they will get you!
Hey are we having a game???
Well another Milonga Derby on the books, hope everybird had a greyt time. I was so thrilled to win the hat contest. That was my favorite hat ever. If we are lucky and i5 keeps us going longer maybe we can do it again, hope so.
It was a hot sunny day here in SW Florida. But back up north, they had snow today ... don't miss it at all! Monday, I have to help mom write the invites for Jess's wedding, should I include a nut in each envelope? Hey .... I only need 109 votes to get to 30K, never thought I'd get there.
YCM Huggies
Chyna
PS If you can, Jenny needs help putting all her derby pics on the bottom and enlarging her trophy profile ... thanks.

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05/15/2016 10:23.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi RaneBeau
I do believe the milongas got started as a result of a tango craze begun by the NY Gang (who have since relocated to Texas). That was back in either 2007 or 2008, and the original crew are no longer active at all. Then after your mom took over from Aunt Eva it rejuvenated things for a while. (Let's face it, my mom cannot do a fancy pic to save her life!) And then when your mom got too busy, Aunt Gail pitched in. These days I have Aunt Teri, Aunt DJ, Aunt Rose and Aunt Gail all doing pics for the milongas with occasional help from your mom for special events like the Derby, the football game and the County Fair. It has made the whole thing fun again. When Mom was trudging it alone, it was becoming a chore. That's not good! Anyway it is a joy to do these days, and hopefully BC will once again postpone pulling the plug on us so we can keep having our parties.

You are welcome any time you want to visit, big fella, but I have to admit I am pretty territorial of my room. I don't allow anyone inside but Mom...well, Dad comes in a few feet, but if he talks to Mom too much I run him off.

It cooled off here again today (68 degrees right now), so it doesn't look like I will be getting out for a sunbath. That's a shame, but I at least got out there three days in a row for some very nice outside time, and it is supposed to warm up again by Tuesday. We have a phenomenon here termed "May Gray", and that is what is going on today, but it hasn't shown any sign of burning off like it is supposed to do.

Mom and Dad went running off to Wally World this morning to stock up on vitamins and such. It was a quick trip, and then they stopped at Carl's Jr (Hardee's back east and south) because Becky gave Mom free coupons for their next soft pretzel bread breakfast sandwich. Mom got hers with ham and a small order of fries. We shared, of course. Now my mom is not a fan of breakfast sandwiches, but this one she likes! The bread is very tasty, and it really made the sandwich. Piggy dad also got a grilled cheese and sausage sandwich with his plus taters too! Mom had to give him half of her fries because she couldn't finish them. Where does he put it all?

Kiddo

Come visit me, BOTM CALENDAR PAGE, BOTM Founding Feathers, Wedding photos & Kiddo loves SweetPepper!!.

05/15/2016 12:29.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi ya RaneBeau~~
I was waiting for the bets to close before I left you a note! Didn't want to fill your page up!! Don't worry about the notes on the calendar page. I'll get it cleaned up. It sometimes takes 5 or 10 minutes to update the calendar. It's been this way for a while now. BC is still here so I can't complain.

Roofing?? I don't think I'd be much help with roofing. If anyone needed some wood chewed then I'm your bird!

Nothing exciting to report from here. Mom is getting better. She ended up with it in both eyes but it's nearly cleared up. She always wipes down the keyboard and scan gun at work when she is done so as not to spread germs! She never thought that she should wipe them down before she touches them!!! She'll be doing that now. A few other people at work ended up with the same problem and the only part of the store they have in common is the computer room.

I hope the roofing project goes well! Please give mom and the flock our love!!

Amazing Amazon Hugs from me to you!
Sugar ♥

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar, Pippo & Mei Mei Cooking at the KB Cafe & The Calendar Page.

05/15/2016 11:27.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning RaneBeau, what a night, from Jen & Christy
...I hope your sweet momma didn't yell at ya for having that last Mint Julep, you were starting to get silly when we left, but you were very funny! I did not have a drop of Old Number 7, but I think my dad got into my stash! All in all.it was a great day and evening, made possible by birds like you and all the rest, BTW, I own the McFarm now, and there will be some rule changes, LOL! Holy Moly gang, what a day we had yesterday, and it would not mean a thing without all the rest of you dear BC friends! Dad got dozens of phone calls from all over the country from friends and relatives, then Cannonade and I won the 6th running of the Milonga Derby, what a blast that was, and to top it off, my hat won third in the ladies Derby Hat contest! We are still bowled over with all these pleasant surprises, thanks again to all who made this day a special memory forever! Congrats Cookie and Chyna, you are both on top of the heap this morning! Have a great Sunday dear friends, and give our thankful love to all in your happy home, see ya all tomorrow...

Forever love from Jenny, Cannonade, Ms LaLo, Angel Christy, Ziggy, & our year older daddy

PS~Hey evertbody, hold the noise down for RB, his sounds are amplefied this AM, LOL....

Come visit me, Mr Ziggy-Chyna dear I am trying to be a good YCM, Jen Lynn & Cannonade~I told you we're coming!!, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, Love from Christy~Sunshine in the McAviary with JL, Ms LaLo Lee~Ready for the Derby & Easter... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

05/15/2016 06:01.35 AM Report This Comment  
  RaneBeau
Lots and lots of YCM Huggies!

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

05/14/2016 10:20.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi RaneBeau
So, did you have one too many mint juleps ... hehehehe.
Thank you for fixing my profile pic. And, thank you thank you thank you for all the 6 years of beautiful work. You know that mom will probably still ask for a hat pic at derby time ... LOL!
I hope everybird had fun at the derby tonight. I was thrilled to win the hat contest, thank you to all who voted for me. I hope everybird picked up their pics on the Milonga page. So sad that i5 wants to delete our club this year. I have posted the order of finish for all the races on the Derby Farms page ... all 6 years of them!
I had a busy day of helping mom clean some of the house and then prepare for the race. Looks like I will be helping with skinsis's invites too. A bird's work is never done!
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

05/14/2016 10:18.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Beau
Well I guess you get to enjoy my walnuts.
I was so far back in the pack the groundhog was laughing at me!!!

You dont need me to crack them open for you do yea???

Mrs BB

Come visit me, Mrs BB- Ready for the BC Derby, TPB&G., Laka is sitting on the casthe throne now, Charley Bird, The Bird. Lets play BazBall !!!!!!, Sugar, Pippo & Mei Mei Cooking at the KB Cafe & Buba, ready for the race.

05/14/2016 07:14.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi RaneBeau
Thanks again to your wonderful Mom for the pic of me on Super Saver. Now if we can just make that photo finish that all of us jockeys are dreaming of!

After a delightful sunbath at 11:15 (yes, it is warmer earlier) with lots of sidewalk traffic to admire me and no hawks to scare me, I got a chicken thigh bone from Mom's lunch.

Now I am just flying around the BC to remind everybirdy that the Derby Milonga is tonight, and the bugle call from BooBoo and Rider's Up from Picabo is at 8:15 EDT so don't be late!!

Kiddo

Come visit me, BOTM CALENDAR PAGE, BOTM Founding Feathers, Wedding photos & Kiddo loves SweetPepper!!.

05/14/2016 01:35.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ranebeau
She has been so easy to train, but Winning Colors is one fast girl! I kinda wanted to bet on me, but figured that wouldn't be right, so I hope I picked some winners. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, 20k, let's celebrate!, Peppino, vote Laka for BOTM & Falco, vote Laka, 259145, BOTM.

05/14/2016 12:12.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ranebeau
We've been involved with the derby since it started here on BC. One year I came in last, but just being in the race is what's fun. We were all so proud of Giz when he won. Mom still misses him a lot, but we make her happy.
I hope you are all well, and getting along with Jenny and Lalo. I guess they'll be going back home at some point, though. See you tonight. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, 20k, let's celebrate!, Peppino, vote Laka for BOTM & Falco, vote Laka, 259145, BOTM.

05/14/2016 12:00.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ranebeau
It sure is great to hear from you! It seems like it's been forever, and I really miss you, Kirby, Kelly, etc...
Did you see the pics of me in my turtleneck (collar) in my gallery? That's because I picked a hole in my leg when mom had the nerve to leave me and visit with Chyna. I have most of my feathers back now, though, so the collar should come off this week or next.
Mom had 4 mini tours today at the museum. The numbers were weird, though. She had 7 on her first tour, 5 on the second one, then 23(!) for the third tour, and 6 for the final one. They were all in Dinosaur Hall, which mom likes, but those numbers were strange. Today in Oakland, and also at the Music Hall at the museum, there were a lot of graduations going on. The parking lot at the museum was filling up quickly when mom got there, and there were lots of family groups walking around in the museum, we think either waiting for the ceremonies to start, or celebrating the end of them.
It's a gloomy looking cool day with rain off and on all day, too.
This is going to be one exciting race tonight! We've placed our bets and can't wait to see who wins the Milonga Derby! Hope to see you there, but meanwhile get lots of well deserved attention. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, 20k, let's celebrate!, Peppino, vote Laka for BOTM & Falco, vote Laka, 259145, BOTM.

05/14/2016 11:47.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi RaneBeau
I agree with you about how those horses can all get out in front of one another and not all come cross the finish line all at once!I can't thank you for bringing me my betting slips!I sure do hope that I've picked out some winners!I'll try hard not to make some beak marks in my ticket,if I do that and my ticket is a winner how will I get to cash it in?I'm so praying that I do wind up with a winner for sure!I'm so excited about the race tonight and I sure do hope my frother Dixie will be a winner this year!
Please tell everyone and every birdie there that we all said hello and give everyone a warm wing hug from every birdie and every one here!Give Grover a warm tiel wing hug from me!We all love you and miss you so much!
Loving you always and forever,my awesome harlequin friend!Love Peepers

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

05/14/2016 11:22.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey RaneBeau,
Laka is at the ticket widow asking if it's too late to bet on a horsie?

If it's okay if like to bet on Dixie and his horse coming in first, then Cookie and his horsie and third Jenny and get horsie.

I've never done this before so let me know what the procedures are okay?

Here's a votie for you.

Hugs,

Laka Girl

Come visit me, Angel Sallykins with her pretty red hat on, Angel Pookie says on guard you scoundrel !!! & Laka with her pink Lehua flower hat on.

05/14/2016 10:03.44 AM Report This Comment  
  ial!I love you RaneBeau! I can't wait til tonight and hope BC behaves and doesn't give any of us grief!
Loving you always and forever,my awesome friend!Love Dixie!Big little GCC hugs for RaneBeau from me!

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

05/14/2016 08:36.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi RaneBeau
Both Mom and I constantly think of you and we really miss you so much!My Mom has been so busy with Nana and skin sis lately.So whenever she goes out she leaves early and comes home so late like this past week.Skin sis is going to start back working again tomorrow but only on a part time basis as she's still recovering from her second hip dysplaysia surgery and is still going to PT three times a week and is still on crutches,Nana is still using a cane and when in the house on a walker and she's in excruciating pain and is hoping to see her dr by July.Mom goes down her house twice a week or more to help her.She insists of taking care of our cousins herself though.You should see Mom with Nana on a cane walking slowly and then skin sis with her crutches when Mom drives them to run their errands.My eye and my feet are really bad but Mom has been giving me antibiotics and eye drops for my eye,I had an ulcer in my eye and a scratched cornea and it never seems to heal.Mom gives me hot compresses every night for my eye and in the last two days it seems to be a little better.My toes are really twisted and are so hard for Mom to trim as they are curving and digging into my skin.It hurts for her to pull them around to the front so she can see what she's doing.But after all that grooming process I always get a good treat so it isn't so bad!I get full body massages every night and Mom still gives me foot soaks and massages each of my toes!I still have cherry juice for the pain and Mom gives me an aspirin almond oil pain reliever every morning for the pain.The weather is beginning to get warmer here and Mom's been taking me outside to enjoy the warm sunshine and the other day we even got showers and got to dry off in the sunshine!I get to go for car rides with Mom and Candida to go to Nana's and visit but next week I'll have to stay home as Nana is getting some painting done in her house and my cousins Bella and Trixie II will be taking the room in the sun room while they work in their room.
I can't thank you enough for bringing my wagering receipt to me!I just love Smarty Jones!He's such a a greyt horse and is fast as the wind!I'm just so honored to be able to ride in what may be our last Derby here on BC!How sad is that!I will be looking forward to hearing you cheer for me and to watch and see you out there!I'm so looking forward to seeing if I'm a winner!Then I can share all my nutriberries and nuts with you too!
How is your awesome Mom doing these days?I'll bet she's as busy if not more so than my Mom is with all she's got to do there.Mom and all of us think she's amazing and so loving to take in Uncle Chucks fids,Jenny Lynn,LaLo,Ziggy etc.How are you feeling with even more fids to share your awesome aviary with?I do hope they are all being good to you for letting them crash at your house!Please give your awesome Mom a warm hug from my Mom and I give you the biggest little GCC hug ever!It's always so good to see you on my page!You've made my day so spec

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

05/14/2016 08:36.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey RaneBeau!
Buddy! So good to hear from you! Glad to hear you are doing well. Still got that yellow tshirt that you drag around?
All is well here in NC. Beautiful weather. Starting to get hot, but thats ok. Got some outside time on the porch. Loved it. I'm with you in the wind though. Don't like the wind either!
I just love Street Sense. He is such an awesome, spirited horse. I love it when a horse comes from behind and wins or places in the race! I'm planning like riding like the wind tonight!
See you there big buddy!
Love,
Raffikki

Come visit me, Raffi is ready to ride!.

05/14/2016 06:46.10 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning RaneFellow Mutuel Man-from JL & Christy
...we have decided to bet our fabulous Mc Farm on a Jenny win tonight, and she does not cheat, not to much, hardly at all, well maybe a little, LOL! Today is Ms Chyna's Milonga Derby Day (#6). and we wish you and all our other birdie riders a clean safe race! While we would all like to win, winning is not everything, we already feel like winners just to be allowed to participate with such an illustrious field of ponies and friends! We woke up to very chilly morning today, it was in the mid-thirties, brrr! It will warm up nicely and be partly cloudy! Thanks for all the B-day cards and e-cards so many of you have sent our daddy for his special day today! He feels so thankful to be alive and still have so many caring friends, Have a great Saturday, and give our love to all in your happy home, see ya all tomorrow...

Eternal Love from Jenny, Ms LaLo, Angel Christy, Ziggy, and our Birthday Boy

PS~RIDERS UP, I always wanted to say that...

Come visit me, Mr Ziggy-Chyna dear I am trying to be a good YCM, Jen Lynn & Cannonade~I told you we're coming!!, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, Love from Christy~Sunshine in the McAviary with JL, Ms LaLo Lee~Ready for the Derby & Easter... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

05/14/2016 06:24.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, RaneBeau
Yup, staying nicely spring here although we wouldn't complain if more rain fell. Think last time other areas got some of the lightning/thunder but didn't see/hear it near us, whew!

Be fun for you to continue work on that closet door. Guess it might be a shock when it eventually gets replaced and know it will be off limits to your beak and claws. We'll see how successful that might be.

There are cases of water in every room here. Well, eggcept for the bathroom. Just wanna ensure have enough on hand in case of an earthquake.

Thanks for clearing up how the betting goes. Now, if only understand about how the odds works...

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

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

05/14/2016 04:53.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi RaneBeau
My derby pic came out small .... what did I do wrong???
YCM Huggies
Chyna

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

05/13/2016 11:16.22 PM Report This Comment  
  VOTE LAKA 259145 FOR JUNE BOTM
HEY RANEBEAU, ITS NOT BAD DURING THE DAY BUT AT NIGHT THE TEMPS DROP TO IN THE 40'S AND 30'S SO G-PA TURNS THE HEAT ON AT NIGHT. THEN TURNS IT OFF IN THE MORNING.

YOU DO A GREAT JOB IN GETTING THE BETTING RECEIPTS TO EVERYONE.

SEE YOU TOMORROW AT THE DERBY RACE

SWEETPEPPER

Come visit me, MAY 9,2009 THE WEDDING OF SWEETPEPPER & KIDDO, KACEY & MIKEY'S WEDDING PAGE MARCH 3, 2012, Digger Sept 29, 1998 - June 11, 2005, MAXIMILLIAN AUG 25,1992-MARCH 14,2010 R.I.P., THE PROUD BIRD PIE SHOP, KACEY LUVS HER MIKEY, TIEL TERRORS BASEBALL TEAM PRACTICE FIELD & SWEETPEPPER LUVS KIDDO.

05/13/2016 11:15.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi RaneBeau
Oh I can't believe that your tail feather was tossed out ... how sad. I would have put it with your other feather.
Looks like the derby betting is going well, hope everybirdie enjoys the race. Thanks again for all your many hours of work ... we couldn't do it without you!
Another day of no rain but, that's ok with me. My parronts went to see the movie Money Monster. So, once again I had to stay home. Mom says I will get extra attention tomorrow so I'm happy. Hope everyone is ready for Milonga Derby 6 on Saturday night. This will be the last one as the i5 is shutting our BC down at the end of the year ... so we hear, so sad.
YCM Huggies
Chyna

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

05/13/2016 11:03.44 PM Report This Comment  
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