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Sugar and Pippo~Vote for Peppino 262561 EVERYDAY!

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My parents were wild caught zons from Ecuador. I was hatched in Pasadena California on February 5, 1978.

1st family~lived with them for 6 years. Divorce~Sugar ended up in a pet store!

2nd mom~mom's sister~adopted me from the pet store! I lived with her for 25 years. She had to move and couldn't keep me.

3rd times the charm!hahahahah- a
Moved in with mom 6 years ago!
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Hi! My name is Sugar and Pippo~Vote for Peppino 262561 EVERYDAY!

I am a Yellow-Naped Amazon from Puyallup, WA.

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36 years old   F

Yellow-Naped Amazon

I have discovered the pleasure of corn bread! I still like peanuts & papaya--but.got Corn bread????

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She lets me be crazy me!!

Likes to scream HELP and then laugh about it.

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  Sugar
I am very honored to be your queen of the day thank you for the congratulations, I'm very Honored to be in the Castle with Queen Ruby. put on your Christmss Sweaters we are going to be baking Christmas cookies and Christmas bird bread all favorite ingredients will be ready and let's have a good time later on we will have snowball Fight, go snow boarding, building snowbirds, then later be taking a sleigh ride singing Christmas Carole's and then to the dance. Here is vote for you
Hugs
QUEEN MOCHA

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12/20/2014 10:02.42 PM Report This Comment  
  HI Sugar... TiPaul here
Mom and Dad went to their Christmas dinner and came back with a Christmas music CSD, made by the guy at the restaurant. He is a fantastic singer and has made a few CD's in the past, of which Mom has already. he sings in English, French and Italian. She and her girlfriend were both given a CD tonight, and Mom was so happy. It is playing now in the background while we are writing to all my friends. Mom will go back tomorrow to get our turkey bones. They will be making the soup tomorrow and we get all the leftover bones. It looks like we will have our own party. mom says the meal was delicious - she is so full, that even with dancing, she said she cannot go to sleep yet - she is stuffed! I told her that is good... I have more friends to write to. See you tomorrow.

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 - Thanks for helping me get to 10K!, 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..

12/20/2014 08:42.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sugar.
Thank you so much for the Business of the Day honor. You all mean the world to us and we love serving you all.
Love,
Pearl, Ginger
and
The Proud Bird Pie Shop staff.

Come visit me, Angel SUNNY, ALEX, SAWYER, RIO & SKYE, POPEYE, SAFFRON (SASSY), THE PRETTY ROSE FLOWER SHOP, PEARL, EMERALD (Emmie), Angel LUCKY, BLUE & JEWEL, CALICO, THE PROUD BIRD PIE SHOP, SELF SERVE FLOWER PAGE, CAMELLIA (CAMMIE) & BOURKE, Angel CHILLI, GINGER & Angel LOLA.

12/20/2014 08:37.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sugar
the budgies were very very bad today. they escaped from their cage while mom was cleaning it and feeding them this morning. mom immediately thought she locked the cats in the bedroom and the doggie in the office. somehow the cats got out of the bedroom and while mom was trying to grab the cats to get them back in the bedroom the budgies flew over and landed on Coris cage. all mom could think of was budgies with no more feet. when she got them off Coris cage their flew over and landed on mine and i was ready but not as fast as mom who was running around like a maniac trying to catch them. finally after mom and the budgies were exhausted pidddy landed on moms head and mom grabbed paddy and got them into their cage. bad bad budgies

.mom was reading something very interesting today. a group of scientists from the netherlands have developed a mushroom that eats only plastic. they developed this to try and take care of the huge amounts of discarded plastics floating around in giant floating piles in our oceans today. most of the discarded plastics are from the united states.. the scientists say it will be many years of testing before they can determine if the plastic eating mushroom would be edible by humans. since many plastics are now used in shampoos and makeup mom had a disturbing thought. as a young girl in the 50s she saw a movie called attack of the mushroom people. it was about a group of travelers who had been stranded on this island with no food. they found these delicious mushrooms that staved off their hunger but the more they ate the faster they actually turned into mushrooms themselves. mom was terrified to eat any mushrooms for fear she would turn into one. now she has to worry if the mushrooms will attack her face because of the plastic in the makeup or attach themselves to moms hair because of the plastic in the shampoo. what if the plastic eating mushrooms form a gang and liberate the poor mushrooms grown on mushroom farms because they aren't being treated humanely. at least mom feels some sense of hope that some are trying to get rid of the huge piles of plastic trash and maybe being a mushroom might not be such a bad deal.

love Boo Boo

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12/20/2014 05:52.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sugar
Haha, that bird is too smart, he has water and food, why should he want to go out?
Sorry for the short blog today. Mom, her daughter, her sister, and her niece baked all the Italian goodies today, and did the peanut butter blossom cookies, too. Mom is totally wiped out, and it's nearly dinner time. She had hoped to do some laundry, but that's not gonna happen. Maybe tomorrow... Anyway I hope you are having a good day and getting lots of scritches. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Season's Greetings, Everybirdie!, PEPPINO, please vote me BOTM for the new year, Divo & Falco, Merry Christmas!.

12/20/2014 02:44.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sugar
Hi, and thanks for your daily visits and votes!
Today we are still downtown, very near the holiday square that we visited yesterday. The buildings and surrounding areas make up PPG Place. The skyscrapers are glass, and pretty impressive, but they have an ice skating rink set up outside right now in the plaza, you can see it with the tree up in my 5th pic. The 6th pic is without the tree, taken later in the winter. The 3rd and 4th pics show the buildings, and the first two pics show an interior space in the main building called the Wintergarden. It's a big, airy open space. Right now there are gingerbread houses in with the plants, but mom's pics are older. They decorate for Christmas every year, too.
I hope you are having a great day, and hope to see you tomorrow! Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Season's Greetings, Everybirdie!, PEPPINO, please vote me BOTM for the new year, Divo & Falco, Merry Christmas!.

12/20/2014 02:24.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Hope you're having a good weekend!
Leaving you a vote. Enjoy your day!!

Your friend,
Chipper

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12/20/2014 02:06.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sugar
That gingerbread loaf sounds so yummy! I hope you liked it. We are watching mom sit exhausted at the computer right now, because she, her sister, her daughter, and her niece baked a ton of things today. All that's left are sugar and chocolate chip cookies, and if mom doesn't get them done, nobody will particularly miss them we bet.
That's a great story about the Zon! You're right, so many things could have happened. We hope his other mom doesn't miss him too much, though. We will see you tonight for a story. Hugs and angel kisses, Divo and Gizmo

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Season's Greetings, Everybirdie!, PEPPINO, please vote me BOTM for the new year, Divo & Falco, Merry Christmas!.

12/20/2014 02:05.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Sugar
We aren't fond of the vacuum noise either but the broom scares us even more. Heard that some birds want to bathe hearing it and that sounds strange to us.

The blackbird is still inside the store? Well, hope that the hired guy is successful in luring the wild critter out so he can return to the wild where he belongs.

There was a two day sale ad that needed to be put up (Fri/Sat) and mom didn't finish it as she also had price changes to deal with from the day before when she was off. No wonder she gets behind when she has to do work leftover from the previous day. Also many areas were very messed up and had to fix it before attaching any signs. At least the store is closed on the 25th but she'll have to go in early on the 26th for the returns.

That is a good deal to get the popper for 50% off but sounds overpriced to begin with. Must be a tad fancier than just a popcorn popper.

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

PS: Fri night the store closed at 2am! There were three shoppers!

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

12/20/2014 10:09.41 AM Report This Comment  
  ating new food but if you don't try it out you will be missing out on something that you really love!
Sugar cleans up from their snack and gets Dixie's legs up on the Hello Kitty Pillow and massages his legs and he tells Sugar that he too doesn't like the vacuum,its way too loud and scary,so he doesn't blame Mandy for really having it scare the pee out of her like that!And he agrees with Sugar that the carpet cleaner is just as bad with the loud noises it makes!Dixie tells Sugar that his dad plays those computer games also and he too agrees with Sugar that they are boring,the colors may be nice but that's about it!See that?Now Merlin knows what good food is too!There's nothing like blueberry muffins!Poor Aunt Eileen with all that laundry she has to do!Dixie tells Sugar that his dad's job does all the laundry for them,except the underwear,socks and t shirts,they do all their jeans,coats,sweatshirts and work shirts so Mom doesn't have too much of dad's stuff in the wash,but he sure does have lots of socks to pair and put away!
Before long the friends are yawning and stretching their wings and know its time for bed!Dixie gives Sugar a kiss good night and cuddles under her wing.They say their prayers and add a special prayer just for Nana.And one for Mario too!Dixie has his own special prayers for Sugar!He thanks the Lord each and everyday for having Sugar as his warm wonderful loving friend and he can't ever imagine his life without her in it!He knows just how blessed he is for being able to be with Sugar every day!Sugar means the world to him!He loves her soo sooo very much!Sleep tight and sweet dreams Bird Of My Heart! I love you more than there are stars in the sky and wider than the ocean is deep!

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

12/20/2014 09:11.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Dixie
watches as Sugar waddles quietly down the hall!And as she pauses at the corner and peeks around it she notices him waiting for her by the bird room door!She waddles into the bird room and throwing her wings around Dixie she holds him tightly telling him just how very happy she is to be here with him tonight!Dixie holds Sugar tight and hugs her close and tells her how happy he is that she is here with him!He's been waiting so long for the time to get here so he can be with Sugar and spend their time together with her!
Trixie sure did have alot to say to me and she kept watching as I chowed down my bean mix that Nana made for me!We both wanted to go out into the sun room but it just wasn't warm enough so Nana lined our cages up by the french doors so we could look out there and see the outside world!Costco sounds like BJ's a huge wholesale place where they sell things in bulk here,they are always having those Demo tables here also so you can check out how some things they're selling taste!Ian is so funny!He was getting his dinner going from table to table there!Mom used to go to BJ's alot when everyone was home.Now she goes once in a while.Its so hard to go and get all that shopping done and then have to put it all away takes lots of time!Mom knows what you mean because that's what always happens when she goes to Market Basket,that place is dangerous with all their greyt buys there!She too only goes once a month there!
The two friends waddle on over to the platform and snuggle close together!Dixie takes the Hello Kitty Lunch Box from Sugar and upon opening it he finds blueberry muffins inside!Dixie tells Sugar to give Ian a warm hug from him for thinking of them and getting them the blueberry muffins!He's so awesome! Sugar pours them each mugs filled with hot cocoa with cream as he places the pie on napkins for them!They begin nibbling on the muffins and taking sips from their cocoa as Sugar begins reading the story she brought for them tonight!
Dixie is so eggcited to see that Sugar brought Green Eggs and Ham to read tonight!Both he and Sugar just love the rhyming books!Sam I Am is trying to get his friend to eat some Green Eggs and Ham,but his friend doesn't even want to have anything to do with them!Sam asks if he would like to eat them here or there but his friend tells him NO! Would he eat them in a house or with a mouse?NO! In a box or with a Fox?NO! In a car,well,here they are!But his friend still tells him NO!So Sam asks him how about in a tree?His friend tells him Just Let Me Be!How about on a train or in the rain?He still gets answered NO!Then Sam asks,how about on a boat or with a goat?NO!Sam keeps it up until his friend decides to try the Green Eggs and Ham.He eats some and has a very surprised look on his face,telling Sam they are very good!He would eat them here or there or anywhere!
Sugar and Dixie love the muffins and the cocoa and they both can't help but to giggle at the rhyming book.They both know how scary it is to try e

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

12/20/2014 09:10.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sugar
It's Popeye.
Yesterday dad put the nest boxes back on Blue and Jewel's and Skye and Rio's cages. Guess we're going to hear the pitter patter of little claws again soon. After that mom and dad went to WalMart. They picked up another McSandwitch maker and found some "Good and Plenty" candy. Dad hasn't had it in a million years. They also went to Costco and got some fresh fish for dinner. Mom took two big fillets and baked them. Then made a lemon Caper Butter sauce to spoon over them. Dad cooked some rice and steamed some squash. Guess they liked it cuz it's all gone now.
Today mom and dad have a play to see in Los Angeles so they'll be gone all afternoon.
Today will be partly cloudy, with a high of 66 and the low will be 50.
Hope your day was fun.
Hugs,
Hugs,
Popeye

Come visit me, Angel SUNNY, ALEX, SAWYER, RIO & SKYE, POPEYE, SAFFRON (SASSY), THE PRETTY ROSE FLOWER SHOP, PEARL, EMERALD (Emmie), Angel LUCKY, BLUE & JEWEL, CALICO, THE PROUD BIRD PIE SHOP, SELF SERVE FLOWER PAGE, CAMELLIA (CAMMIE) & BOURKE, Angel CHILLI, GINGER & Angel LOLA.

12/20/2014 08:27.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sugar !
ahhhh . . . I am so excited about mom's vacation that I woke up extra early today ! From under my cover I started calling "hii" :) Since mom and dad are heading to the g'parronts today, I'll nap and catch up on my sleep then - After my nap I'll watch the wild birds outside or look at all my cards from my friends that mom hung on the hallway door where I can see :)

Mom met a couple friends for dinner last night and had to re-tuck me in when she came home - with kisses of course !

Have a wonderful day :) love Cookie

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12/20/2014 04:43.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Sugar
Pops has one speed, SLOW. But he does manage to get a lot done, with my help and guideance. Somebirdie has to keep an eye on him. RT

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12/20/2014 02:06.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Sugar
Seems like every time they send an update, it messes something up, and takes pops a day of so to figure out what they did. Last time he had to red0 the printer to make it work.

Come visit me, JeTTa - Merry Christmas.

12/20/2014 01:24.29 AM Report This Comment  
  cricket tells him that he needs to find the right kind of dance to do,and while the cricket starts playing the fiddle,Gerald starts to sway to the music!It isn't long before he's dancing everywhere!Looking up at the moon he has a big smile on his face and he feels like the moon is playing a special song just for him!All the others hear the music and come running to see Gerald dance and it turns out that Gerald is the best dancer of any of them!The cricket tells Gerald that anyone can dance as long as they find the music they love!
Dixie and Sugar love the cookies and the cocoa!They are both so happy when Gerald finally finds the right kind of music and they didn't like for him to be so sad and know all teh other animals know that Gerald is as good as they are!
Sugar cleans up from their snack and gets Dixie's legs up on the Hello Kitty Pillow and massages his legs and Dixie tells Sugar that their washer and dryer are down in the cellar and its freezing down there,and those dust bunnies are awful and the spider webs are really bad down there,his dad has to take care of that end and he took the shop vac and really cleaned by Mom's washer and dryer and got all the spider webs that were hanging over the shop light so it really looks good there now!Dixie tells Sugar that he doesn't blame Sugar for calling out to her Mom.He feels the same way whenever his Mom leaves the bird room and he can't see her at all!He loves it when she takes him into the tv room so he can see her better and the world outside!Poor Aunt Eileen having to work harder at cooking some more meals now that everyone is home again!Dixie agrees with Sugar there's nothing like warm corn bread to eat!Dixie tells Sugar that after his Mom put him back in his cage so she could put everything away and get dad his dinner and finish cleaning up every one's cages he was upset and tore the fresh papers that his Mom put in for him!He tells Sugar that his dad put up the purple lights in the dining room window and as they were coming home they could see the pretty lights in the window,he loves the color purple that they are!
Before long the friends are yawning and stretching their wings and know its time for bed!Dixie gives Sugar a kiss good night and cuddles under her wing.They say their prayers and add a special prayer just for Nana.And one for Mario too!Dixie has his own special prayers for Sugar!He thanks the Lord each and everyday for having Sugar as his warm wonderful loving friend and he can't ever imagine his life without her in it!He knows just how blessed he is for being able to be with Sugar every day!Sugar means the world to him!He loves her soo sooo very much!Sleep tight and sweet dreams Bird Of My Heart! I love you more than there are stars in the sky and wider than the ocean is deep!

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

12/19/2014 05:44.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Dixie
watches as Sugar rushes quietly down the hall and as she peers around the corner she notices him waiting for her by the bird room door!She waddles into the bird room and throwing her wings around Dixie she holds him tightly telling him just how very happy she is to be here with him tonight!Dixie holds Sugar tight and hugs her close and tells her how happy he is that she is here with him!He's been waiting so long for the time to get here so he can be with Sugar and spend the time with her!
Dixie is so happy that Sugar's dad is finally home with them to spend Christmas with the whole family!He is so praying that Aunt Eileen will be able to get a break and relax,it sure sounds like she is constantly on the move driving everyone here and there and picking them up also!Mom sure remembers how that was and she sure knows how tired poor Aunt Eileen must be right now!Oh do tacos sound so yummy!Mom used to make those alot,the soft and the hard shell kind and everyone just loved them,she'd also make nacho's with pepperjack cheese!Dixie agrees with Sugar that he just loves the tortillas when they're warm!I went out with Mom today to Nana's and while they went to the dump and ran a few errands I got to stay with my cousin Trixie II in the kitchen,we couldn't go into the sun room because it was way too cold.I sure had a greyt time at Nana's and ate two full bowls of bean mix and half a bowl of pellets.Dixie tells Sugar that he just loves those quiet days,where his Mom gets to stay home with him.He tells Sugar that Mario wasn't feeling too good yesterday and wouldn't eat anything all day and did alot of sleeping.Mom was so worried about him so she put him back on his meds and after the second dose this morning when Mom came home she went to clean our cages and she found that Mario had eaten all his bean mix and was starting on his pellets after dinner!
The two friends waddle on over to the platform and snuggle close together!Dixie takes the Hello Kitty Lunch Box from Sugar and upon opening it he finds oatmeal cookies inside!Sugar pours them each mugs filled with hot cocoa with cream as he places the cookies on napkins for them!They begin nibbling on the cookies and taking sips from their cocoa as Sugar begins reading the story she brought for them tonight!
The book is called"Giraffe's Can't Dance". Gerald is a giraffe with very long legs and a very long neck.It helps him to get leaves from the top of the tree but he doesn't move very quickly and can be a bit awkward at times!
All the animals in the jungle put a Jungle Dance on!Everyone gathers to show how great they are at dancing.The wart hogs do a walz,the chimps do the cha cha,the baboons do a Scottish Reel and the lions do the Tango.Gerald tries to do a dance but his legs get all tangled and he falls down,and the other animals laugh and tell him that giraffe's can't dance!Gerald leaves the dance feeling so upset and so alone!As he stops in a clearing he looks up at the Moon and then a little cricke

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

12/19/2014 05:43.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sugar
What a beautiful story about mom's grandma. It's neat that she liked to read in Braille even though she had her sight, too. It's kind of sad to outlive all your peers, but if you have, like Aunt Marge has, lots of family to come visit, it's a bit easier, I think.
This morning mom went to the center as usual, and was assigned the squirrel porch and the squirrel pens. Needless to say, she had her new coat on, not thinking of working outside. So she hung up her coat and got one of the ghillie suit coats to wear while she worked. It was really cold outside, or she'd have gone out in just her sweatshirt. Haha, I bet the squirrels never saw her coming! She was disguised as a bunch of leaves, haha. There are 19 squirrels spending the winter outside this year.
After she got home her sister called her to go to the Italian store to buy food for Christmas eve. So, we are here after 3:30, just starting our blogs. At least Peppino went first, and his are done.
That's all the news for now too, so I hope you are having a wonderful day full of anticipation of Santa Bird coming to visit you, and being so very good. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Season's Greetings, Everybirdie!, PEPPINO, please vote me BOTM for the new year, Divo & Falco, Merry Christmas!.

12/19/2014 12:45.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sugar
Thanks for your votes every day! I love hearing from you.
Today we are in Market Square, in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh. Every Christmas season it turns into a Holiday Marketplace, with booths set up for buying locally made crafts and artworks, food booths and tables for the people brave enough to sit outside and eat, a house for Santa to stay in and see the children, and even a stage where locals can perform music, theater, and dance. It's a fun place to visit during the holidays, and it sure brightens up the downtown area for everyone. It has become a destination for some, along with decorated store windows, and the replica of the Vatican nativity scene on Steel Plaza.
I hope you are having a great day and getting lots of love. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Season's Greetings, Everybirdie!, PEPPINO, please vote me BOTM for the new year, Divo & Falco, Merry Christmas!.

12/19/2014 12:21.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sugar
Poor mom, we hope she got some more rest! She's been working too hard. We never liked the vacuum cleaner either. See you tonight for story time. Hugs and angel kisses, Divo and Gizmo

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Season's Greetings, Everybirdie!, PEPPINO, please vote me BOTM for the new year, Divo & Falco, Merry Christmas!.

12/19/2014 11:59.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sugar
It's Cammie and Bourke.
Thank you so much for the hatchday greetings and helping us win Birds of the Day.
Your friendship means the world to us.
Love,
Cammie and Bourke.

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12/19/2014 10:43.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Sugar
Hmmm, Jade is only just starting to play with toys. Mostly she just grabs what she can reach. Sometimes puts her foot in her mouth or one of her fingers. She hasn't any teeth yet but skinsis thinks it'll be soon. Skinsis fave toy was a stuffed hedgehog and it went everywhere with her. Been washed an repaired a tad too and yes, still in skinsis possession, heehee.

Doesn't take long to see what toys are popular from being bought or shoppers asking about it. Never know what kids will like.

Sounds like one daily deal wasn't enough, heehee. Mom is glad the end is near, whew!

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

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12/19/2014 10:20.19 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sugar!
I see by your notes that your family has been very busy! Was your mom able to get the bird out of the store? I sure hope so. Poor guy, he must have been very afraid.

I won't be on BC all next week, because the family is visiting relatives in NJ next week, so I wanted to fly by and wish you and your entire flock a very Merry Christmas!

Love and hugs ! Martini (:>

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12/19/2014 08:31.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Dropping off a vote for you.

Have a good weekend!!!

Your friend,
Chipper

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12/19/2014 08:22.03 AM Report This Comment  
  TGIF Woogsie Tuugsie, from Jenny & Christy
...hey Sugar bear, are ya getting used to having daddy Rick home from the road, I will bet he is glad to be in the land of peace and happiness! For us today, we will not let our fun distractions, of which there are many, get in the way of getting our Christmas Cards finished and sent out, sorry if you don't receive a Friday note from us today, we are still here and will always be, we'll be right back for sure! We got sunshine today, and it looks good, our dumb dad stood in the middle of our driveway just looking at the sun, after prayer time at Christy's grave, it is still cold out here, what a dork! Have a wonderful Friday dear friends, and give my love tour dear aunt Eileen Marie, and all in your sweet home, see ya all tomorrow...

TGIF love from Jenny, Angel Christy, & our loving Dallas family

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12/19/2014 08:07.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi sugar
Each time they upgrade Windows, all it does is give the old guy a major headache. He'd be happy with the old 98.

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12/19/2014 02:41.02 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi sugar
Just a short fly over to drop a vote. We have so much to do today, and of course, Pops is in low gear. Maybe a cup of coffee will get his motor running. RT

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12/19/2014 02:13.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sugar
well we got a light dusting of snow last night. it has melted everywhere else but our yard.

When the forest suddenly gets quiet and birds take flight, it might be time to worry about a brewing storm.

scientists stumbled on the finding when they were studying golden-winged warblers—small birds that weigh less than a third of an ounce. the team was testing if the birds could carry tiny backpack transmitters.The warblers are the smallest species ever tracked, and when the researchers retrieved the transmitters from five birds, they discovered something strange: The birds had all moved away from their breeding grounds a day before the storm, flying nearly 1,000 miles—even though the tornado was still hundreds of miles away.

The researchers think that the birds were sensing infrasound—acoustic waves that occur at frequencies below 20 hertz. While humans can’t hear such a low level of sound, it’s known that birds and other animals can.

is it time to fire the meteorologists and start looking to the sky for storm predictions? Not quite yet.“Birds are really good at predicting storms, but they’re not a good replacement for satellites and radar, There is one situation that birds could beat humans: “If you were all alone in the forest and all the birds left, you should be worried about it.”

When storms force birds to flee, it can put pressure on their ability to breed. As storms become more powerful and frequent with climate change, those disruptions will grow.“They wouldn’t do this with a normal thunderstorm, but if it comes to big storms arriving every year and birds losing four to five days of breeding season, it would be a big problem for their conservation,”
Golden-winged warblers have suffered one of the steepest population drops of any songbird species in the past 45 years, according to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Conservationists are working on a plan to stop the decline and grow the population 50 percent by 2050.
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12/18/2014 10:49.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sugar
guess what. i m the cover girl for a calendar. we got it today and once mom opened the package i was in awe of that beautiful blue jay on the cover and i couldn't take my eyes off of her. we thank you so much for thinking of us and sending such a lovely gift.

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12/18/2014 10:49.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sugar
Oh you just don't know how good it is to be with you each and every night!I so look forward to being with you at story time,snuggling close to you and feeling your precious love!Sugar we all know just how important we all are to you just as you are so important to all of us and especially me and Dixie!Oh your poor dad,that sure sounds so painful that hot water that burned his foot must be so painful to even put shoes on never mind those awful hard work boots!I sure do hope that he does what your amazing Mom told him to do to take care of it and make it feel better and heal fast!I agree with you I don't think a hot shower will be good for him right now!I'm so glad that your sweet wonderful Mom has the rug cleaner to save the stress on her hands scrubbing the rug!I sure don't blame you and Mandy for not liking the rug cleaner,I too have always thought it was loud and would rather be in a quiet room away from it!Poor Mandy it really scares the pee out of her!Hhahahahaha!I love watching you doing the Monster Bird stomp back and forth on your perch!Mom always tells my frother Kallie that he's sporting attitude and she threatens to clip his flights,he always wants to attack my baby fister Candida even when she's locked tight in her cage,Mom can't take her out when Kallie is around,they have no idea why Kallie hates her so much!Candida can be very bossy at times for a two year old!She even pulls peanut butter Cheerios out of Dixie's beak and eats them herself!I think Candida has lots of attitude and she's just a little thing!
Oh Sugar I love you more than you can ever imagine,you are my lifeline and have always been there for me and have never ever forgotten me!Snuggling with you on your shoulder means everything to me and I always look forward to story time with you,its my special highpoint of my day!I just love the stories and the snacks and best of all being there so close to you!I am soo very blessed to have you in my life always there by my side,keeping me warm and never leaving me alone in the dark in the cold!I love you more than words can express my precious loving Sugar,my days are sunshine filled because of you!Your love fills me up and gives me the courage to go on!I am never alone when I'm with you!I'm leaving you with Angel wing hugs and angel kisses sent to you on the wings of a summer breeze!I love you soo much Sugar always and forever,Love Gabbie

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12/18/2014 08:29.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sugar
I always think to say hi, today I finally made it here! Hugs, Willie

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12/18/2014 12:04.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sugar
Daisy is sort of cooperating. She's a terrier, and has her own ideas of what she should do. As for Aunt Marge, she's in the Vincentian home right now, asked her daughter to put her there 2 years ago, when she was 95. Now that she needs hospice, it's not a big transition, because the Vincentian home offers hospice as part of its nursing care program! So Aunt Marge doesn't have to move anywhere, and people from hospice will just pop in to stay with her at times, help her eat, take meds, etc. She gets a ton of family visitors nearly every day, too. Gin is up on everything with her mom. My mom keeps telling her how lucky she is to have her mom for so long! And Aunt Marge is mentally alert, witty, and fun to be around. She's just getting weary, we think. Her body is giving up on her. Mom says she's a perfect example of getting what you give in life, though. She has always been a loving person, and it's getting returned to her now.
Today mom had 2 tours at the museum, one on climate change and biomes with 7th grade, and one with 6th grade called 3 Cultures. The one with the 7th graders was fun, it was interesting to mom to have 2 guys in the new docent class trailing her to see how to do them, too. (She hasn't had men chasing her for the longest time, hahaha.) The second tour had about 100 kids, which meant 10 docents and groups! The halls they visit for 3 cultures are close together, but small. They compare 3 desert cultures, ancient Egypt, Inuits (tundra) from about 100 years ago, and modern Hopi Indians. It's hard not to bump into other docents with their tour groups when the halls are so small and close together, but it's manageable if everyone is going in the same direction.
Anyway, mom is home now and will go out to dinner tonight with her sister. At least the tree and stockings are up and in place! Mom did that yesterday while she was waiting for the furnace people to call about Aunt Gin's house. They called her finally and set up another day, next Tuesday! GAAAAHHH!
I hope you are having a good day and getting some scritches and cuddles today. Hugs, Falco

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12/18/2014 11:52.42 AM Report This Comment  
  llo Kitty Pillow and massages his legs and Dixie tells Sugar that Nana had a better time yesterday with Shiloh and Anthony and Mom and she was even surprised when dad called to wish her a happy birthday,she thought he was looking for Mom like he usually does,but he said he was calling to wish her a happy birthday!Dixie tells Sugar that his Mom spent the morning cleaning up the junky corner in her room where everything gets put when Mom is too tired to deal with it and she organized most of everything and put lots of things in a plastic tote so it wouldn't look so messy and then she cleaned downstairs and our room.Those boxes sure can pile up everywhere,he tells Sugar that whenever they get any boxes Mom puts them all out in the sunroom for a while and if no one needs any boxes she'll take them to the recyling center at the dump when she goes there!I'll bet Merlin will really miss having all those boxes to scratch for sure!
Before long the friends are yawning and stretching their wings and know its time for bed!Dixie gives Sugar a kiss good night and cuddles under her wing.They say their prayers and add a special prayer just for Nana.And one for Mario too!Dixie has his own special prayers for Sugar!He thanks the Lord each and everyday for having Sugar as his warm wonderful loving friend and he can't ever imagine his life without her in it!He knows just how blessed he is for being able to be with Sugar every day!Sugar means the world to him!He loves her soo sooo very much!Sleep tight and sweet dreams Bird Of My Heart! I love you more than there are stars in the sky and wider than the ocean is deep!

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12/18/2014 11:24.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Dixie
watches as Sugar rushes quietly down the hall and as she peers around the corner she notices him waiting for her by the bird room door!She waddles into the bird room and throwing her wings around Dixie she holds him tightly telling him just how very happy she is to be here with him tonight!Dixie holds Sugar tight and hugs her close and tells her how happy he is that she is here with him!He's been waiting so long for the time to get here so he can be with Sugar and spend the time with her!
Dixie is so excited that Sugar's daddy will be home with her for a whole week and get to spend Christmas with the whole family also!That sure is an early time that he has to deliver his trailer to JBLM!Dixie knows how much Sugar wants to tell her dad.He sure hopes that she can get it all in one week's time!hehehehe!Dixie giggles as Sugar tells him about her big wood pile that she chewed at the bottom of her cage!He tells Sugar that he made the biggest mess with his cage paper and got it all under the cage in the cage and down the sides into Candida's cage underneath him!
The two friends waddle on over to the platform and snuggle close together!Dixie takes the Hello Kitty Lunch Box from Sugar and upon opening it he finds two slices of cherry pie inside!Aunt Eileen baked it this afternoon and Dixie just inhales the aroma of it knowing that Aunt Eileen made it he knows it beak watering good! Sugar pours them each mugs filled with hot cocoa with cream as he places the pie on napkins for them!They begin nibbling on the pie and taking sips from their cocoa as Sugar begins reading the story she brought for them tonight!
The story is called Llama Llama Holiday Drama!Dixie and Sugar just love all the rhyming books and its fun to read again!Llama Llama Holiday with Jingle music lights ablaze!How long til that special date?Llama Llama has to wait!Llama goes on a shopping trip with his Mom and there are so many decorations and so many toys!He has to pick out a few toys for a present but he can't help wondering which he is going to get.Then they bake lots of cookies for school and Llama helps decorate them with his Mom!They have to go back out to the store to get wrapping paper and Llama is getting very tired with all of this running around.Back at home there are more things to cook and the tree to decorate and its all too much for Llama and he has a meltdown!
Mama Llama sits him in her lap and lets him know everything is just all right!They spend some time just sitting together and soon Llama is feeling much better and his mom tells him that spending time with those you love are the most important part of the holidays.Llama agrees with her but still wants to know just how much longer he has to wait!
Dixie and Sugar love the pie and the cocoa and they both can see why Llama got so upset.There are just so many things to do to get prepared for Christmas and it all can seem so overwhelming at times!
Sugar cleans up from their snack and gets Dixie's legs up on the He

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12/18/2014 11:23.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sugar
Thanks for your continuing votes! I love hearing from you every day, too.
Today we are taking some public transportation! Not your common bus, subway, or trolley, but the INCLINE! (Pittsburgh does have the trolleys, buses, and a little subway system as well.) For anyone not from around here, the inclines are a way to get from downtown to either Mount Washington or the South Side, depending on which one you take. The first 2 shots are the Duquesne Incline, which goes up from Station Square in town to Mount Washington, a neighborhood of Pittsburgh that offers spectacular views of the downtown area. The next 2 are the Monongahela (or Mon) incline, which goes to the slopes of the South Side of the city. Believe it or not, there used to be public steps every bit as steep as the inclines are, where steelworkers and glassworkers would climb from their jobs to their homes. Imagine going up a couple hundred steps after a long day in the mill!
The inclines were originally used for that same purpose, but today they are mostly a tourist attraction, although some folks still park up there and ride to town because parking is cheaper on the hills. If you are a senior citizen, you ride for free, the same as all the public transportation in the city.
I hope you are having a fun day today and getting some sun. It's cold and kind of snowy here. Hugs, Peppino

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12/18/2014 11:21.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sugar
I hope you got to taste that cherry pie, it sounds good. It's good that mom got George and Gracie all cleaned too. Hope she's getting some sleep as well. Dad should be there soon, right? We know everyone is looking forward to that. We will see you for story time tonight, hope it's a Christmas story. Hugs and angel kisses, Divo and Gizmo

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12/18/2014 10:57.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Sugar!
Yup, Mom knows that Pionus are cousins of ours....love those South/Central American birdies....we're so special.

Mandy sounds about like the Old Guy....sigh. Getting old is no picnic, for sure. It's good that your Mom doesn't mind cleaning up after her. My Mom is not so sure she'd clean up after the Old Guy, but so far he has been pretty much cleaning up after himself. Having a UTI and being on antibiotics are not helping, for sure. Mom wonders if it's time to introduce him to the joy of yougurt....

Yeah, it's hard to be in the holiday spirit when you've been bombarded with it for so long. Mom starts Christmas about 2 weeks before....she's still not done decorating...started wrapping yesterday and has a little more to do. She misses me cuz I used to help her with that.

The Uncles have gone away for 3 weeks. Mom is helping take care of their birds and plants. Two days ago Marie (the brown-headed parrot)bit her on the hand while she was offering a hazelnut. Mom was not amused. Marie may be getting less flying time from now on! Einstein (the ekkie) was fine and Copernicus (the psychotic chattering Lory) was nervous about having his cage door open, so Mom didn't force him to come out. All in all, Mom would rather plant sit. She feels sorry for the birds that their Dads go away so long. Maybe over the weekend both Moms will go and spend a couple of hours with them...

Sherman and Peabody have become regular shredding machines. The Moms put every scrap of cardboard they can find in their cage, in addition to the obligatory roll of adding machine paper....by the end of the week their cage is half full of shredded and unrolled paper...I didn't think they needed as much nesting material as a Quaker, but apparently no one told them that!

The finches are as ever. We have a bully in the contingent who singles out one other bird for plucking...we tried changing cages, but he just found another victim. Mom T says she's going to isolate him as soon as she figures out just which one it is. Mom D has been after her to do it for some time, so she'll get no arguments from her.

Hugs to you and the flock....give Mom lots of hugs...she'll need them this time of year!

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12/18/2014 10:13.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sugar
It's Popeye.
Sorry we weren't on the BC yesterday. Mom and dad got up early and left the house. They went to a funeral for a friend. One of the people in dad's police volunteer group passed away. She had been a volunteer for 25 years. The ceremony was packed. Everyone, including the Chief of Police and the entire command staff was there. There were so many people that more chairs had to be set up outside the chapel. After the ceremony there was a reception held at a nearby banquet hall. The room was filled. There was not an empty table to be found. There was a full buffet of food and two tables of disserts. Dad says that he thinks the police dept. helped pay for the reception. Dad said that you never really know how many friends you have until your funeral.
After the reception mom and dad went to the Magnolia Bird Farm for our food and by the time they got home it was way past our bedtime. Mom and dad were both so full from the buffet that they didn't fix any dinner for themselves.
Today will be partly cloudy, with a high of 65 and a low of 47. Dad has to fill up the car with gas cuz they have a play to go to on Saturday.
Hope your day was fun.
Hugs,
Popeye

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12/18/2014 08:44.10 AM Report This Comment  
  SUGAR you and Pippo look so cute with your Santa
hats.
Thank you for your well wishes. It was a rough start to the Christmas season. Mom finally got most of her cards done last Sun.
Our uncle had down's syndrome so his death was not unexpected, but still it was sudden.
We'll be in lockdown for Christmas as there is much visiting to be done by the skins. At least we do get more attention.
Polly

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12/18/2014 08:41.26 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cuz!
I really enjoy your Christmas pic with Pippo! So pretty! Did they ever catch that blackbird or did it find its way out of the store? I bet your mom is happy to be home for a few days! She must be tired!
I am hanging in there but very sad not to be able to do a lot of my favorite things like sitting on my ceiling hanger and helping dad with breakfast! I spend a lot of time in the comforter and mom has to make me get out of there to get some time outside which I do enjoy too! And I still love to eat. I had pasta last nite which I always enjoy!
The kittens pretty much took most of the lights off the tree last nite so it is being moved to the casita today and redecorated! Dad hung a lot of pretty lights in the living room for us to enjoy so it still looks pretty festive and there is Christmas music all day too!
Mom and Squeaky are making some cookie dough this morning so we'll have Christmas cookies for the weekend if they last that long with Dad around! Mom did a piñata for her students on Monday nite and she is doing another one today for her last class of the year. They are also making Christmas cards for their families. They don't really exchange cards down here becos they are so expensive so the kids like to make one for their parents.
It has been 65F every morning this week when we wake up but it gets in the 70s during the day and nice and warm for my old bones!
What do you think Santa Bird will bring you? What do you do on Christmas? My parronts are going to the city to have Christmas Eve with their longtime local friend and her family. They go every year and it is a huge feast. I hope for a birdie bag for me! The Eve is when Christmas is celebrated here. Christmas Day is the day to rest and eat leftovers! I like that! hehehe!
Have a nice Thursday! Big hugs! Love you so much, Sugar!
Love, your Cuz

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