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Hi! My name is Falco, Mikey and Chipper for 10k

I am a Nanday Conure from Verona, PA.

Baby Girl,

14 years old   F

Nanday Conure

popcorn nutriberries,tr- opical fruit nutriberries

on top of her cage, at her playgym, also on me

she hates new toys for at least 3 weeks

she understands when to leave me alone and when to scream with me in joy.

she loves her bath, and would live in her bathtub if she could..

Don't put that new thing in MY cage!.

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  Hi Falco
mom weighed me today and i have gained a lot of weight. mom is very upset. how can you gain weight eating veggies? i only get 2 tablespoons of pellets a day and a small piece of walnut for breakfast.

a warm muggy day here. the cold temps left. mom thought it was going to rain so she cleaned out the kitchen cabinets and scrubbed the kitchen floor. everything was filthy.
as long as mom wears her brace everything is fine.SO FAR. at least the pain has now stopped shooting down moms leg


love Cori

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07/21/2014 11:47.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Falco
Are you getting eggcited for Thursday? I'm so eggcited for Wednesday!!!! I hope we both get treats and new toys!
Today mom got a letter from Ford with the second recall in a month. So, in goes the Escape again. Then, she heard the loggers behind our property. I sure hope he's not clear cutting again! He took down way too many acres that last time. This is another good reason to move, says mom!
I'm loving this summer weather and patio time! I wish it would last for ever. I'm getting very eggcited for Wednesday, hope I get some new toys!
Have a greyt night.
Hugs
Chyna

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07/21/2014 10:47.07 PM Report This Comment  
  MIKEY #61671/KAJI #43005 4-10K CLUB
HEY FALCO, SO GLAD THAT YOUR MOM WAS ABLE TO COOL DOWN IN THE POOL WITH THE MUGGYNESS OF THE DAY. IT WAS HOT AND HUMID HERE TOO. NO SUNBATHING TODAY OR TOMORROW CAUSE IT WILL BE WORSE.

YOU GO PLAY WITH YOUR MOM. SEE YOU AT THE SPA IN THE MORNING.

SWEETPEPPER

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07/21/2014 09:01.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Falco
She can't see worth a darn. New bifocals are not helping much. The dr said she tested the same when he rechecked her so it's either the adjustment of the glasses or she has some nerve damage. He thinks she needs to verify with her surgeon just to make sure something else's isn't going on. Have a great day V4U. Hugs
Love Rudy

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07/21/2014 07:47.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Falco
The race is lots of work but fun too. I have been going to bed a bit earlier then I was before so guess the days are getting shorter mom says. Last night I just got on my perch to wait for mom to cover me for the night and the dog next door started to bark. If I wasn’t so tired I would of gotten up on that windowsill and barked back at him like I do in the day time when he is out. Finally he must of went in the house and I gave mom a kiss good night and she covered me for the night. ”Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward”. Leaving a vote for you!! Hugs~~ Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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07/21/2014 07:36.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Falco
It was another busy day for Mom even though she was home with us all day,while my dad was outside scraping paint on the trim of the house so he could paint it with fresh purple paint that my Mom bought a month or two ago! Mom was going through more stuff to take to the donation places and to the dump and recycling places.It was a cloudy,on the cool side day but yet humid if you were out side working!It was 72 degrees and the sun never came out until 4:30 this afternoon.Mom decided that as she was waiting for dinner to heat up she would take us all out on the deck to get some sunshine as we haven't been outside for several days.It was good to be able to watch all the wild birds come and go all around us!
Mom will be home for one more day before she goes to Zumba on Wednesday morning and then her errand runs with Nana and skin sis so I'm taking advantage of every moment that I can!At least my dad will be here all week so we won't be totally alone while Mom is gone all day!
Wishing you a greyt day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses!Loving you always and forever,my sweet Falco,Love,Kallie

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07/21/2014 06:27.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Falco:)
Hobes ya hads a greyt weekend!:))

Been keebing da Vaccum monster an mom busy chewing me new toys, told Willie. Yeah , beddar chew away;))

Mom and dad also went to dis "bring-back da old memories" -Rock show event Satuday. Some bands was way to hard fo mom and dad but some was nice. Was way to loud too, dey had ta wear ear plugs at times.

Who is Miss parrot Palooza? Is it when your momma gonna haf second surgery dere?

How ya leg doin´?

Mom rescued a wittle hedgehog yesterday. Some idiot had run into it leaving it hurting, bleeding and in chock on da street when momma drove by. She looke dit ober and calle dda animal rescuers and dey came, and now we hear he´s gonna be fine and be let loose into da wild again. A good story:)

I need ta go chew sum more hewe;))
Wishing you a greyt day and a V4U2 my friend!

Love,

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07/21/2014 03:18.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Falco
Hello everybirdie, Zeena here to start this week with one of the worlds most well known Parrots. Today we stop to visit the Senegal Parrots and their mutations. I wish to thank you all for your greyt support and daily votes in my quest to earn the Title of Bird of the Month for August.
Over the last 30 years as many as 3 million wild Senegal parrots have been removed from the wild – 811,408 CITES Export permits have been issued since 1975. Unregulated trade in African parrots peaked in the 1980s and ’90s, and still exists today. This lucrative black market industry is fueled by profiteering middlemen who exploit wild bird populations. In 2005, the Senegal parrot was the most traded bird on the CITES Appendix II, with an average of over 45,000 individuals being removed from the wild each year. Today, African parrots remain among the most traded species on earth.
The Poicephalus parrots, including Senegals, Red-bellied and Myers etc are among the hardiest parrots on earth being able to survive in the harsh, African subtropics. All of their ranges are under serious pressure from the booming charcoal industry, out-of-control commercial logging , burning by local people for pastures and agriculture, as well as climate change. Deforestation rates on the continent are now twice that of the rest of the world. Africa has lost one half of its old-growth forests and forest restoration has become absolutely essential to save endemic forest bird species.
Long-lived forest specialists like Senegal parrots and rose-ringed parakeets are particularly sensitive to forest degradation. The added pressure of the wild-caught bird trade is often catastrophic, resulting in local extinctions in many Africa countries. Meyer’s parrots have all but disappeared from South Africa, African grey parrots are no longer seen in Kenya or Tanzania, Ruppell’s parrot and the brown-headed parrot have disappeared from much of their ranges in Namibia and Mozambique respectively, and the Cape parrot is only found in small forest refuges in the high mountains. Anyone who has traveled by road in Africa will tell you that every time you are in or near a forest you will start seeing parrots in cages or with their feet tied up on the roadside. Africa is exporting its parrots, its wildlife, its birdlife, its natural heritage,at alarming rates.
The Senegal Parrot is now extinct in many of it's ranges. The only way to stop this trade in wild-caught Parrots is to refuse to purchase birds that are not born in captivity.
Many devoted Senegal breeders have been working with a few unique mutations that have appeared in nestboxes starting in the early 1990's. These rare and beautiful mutations are still expensive and normally available only to other breeders, they include the yellow, pied, opaline, dilute and cinnamon. Regardless of color Senegal Parrots will remain one of the most common family pet birds kept the world over.
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07/21/2014 02:46.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Falco
Well, I nearly didn't get a sunbath today, and this time it wasn't my fault (really!). The clouds were covering the sun first thing this morning, so it wasn't warm enough when Mom left for the gym and her trainer and zumba class at 10. When she got home at 12:30, she thought it might be too warm, but I made it clear I really wanted to go outside. So we did, but we just stayed for 25 minutes. When we came back in I didn't want to leave my carrier and stayed in there and played for a while. Who would believe I used to be afraid of that thing?

Mom is making chicken gumbo for dinner, so this will be a short blog. She has to keep adding things to the pot. Since I really like the stuff, I guess I can't complain. Oh! And I did get peach for breakfast, but I don't like it.

Kiddo

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07/21/2014 02:43.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Falco
Don't forget about our summer basketball camp...It starts today on our Lakers stadium page. Please let Willie and Peppi know too...
Todays another hot and humid day. We are expecting three digits temps this week. Yuck !!!

Have a cool and comfy day
Love
Panther
V4U

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07/21/2014 02:10.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Hope your week is off to a good start!!
Have a good day! Leaving you a vote.

*Reminder-Basketball Camp starts today!!

Your friend,
Chipper

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07/21/2014 01:25.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Falco~
I hope you are having a great day! It's been nice here. I've had playtime and an apple and now mom is going to get some notes done before she has to take Ian to work and dad to his truck. Dad got to spend one more night at home. He is going to Canada today but can't leave until this afternoon. He will cross the border tonight. Sometimes if you go during the day you have to wait for a long time to get over. It is usually much easier at night!
We had the computer crash 3 times this morning. We were trying to read the notes on Facebook but it ketp crashing. We have had no trouble on BC at all. I doubt it is Facebook that is causing it to crash but it's strange that we have been fine on the BC.
Not much else going on today. It's a nice day and not hot at all. We are going to have rain tomorrow. Haven't had rain for a while so it will actually be nice!
Please give the boys my love! Enjoy your day sweetie and we hope mom got some pool time today!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

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07/21/2014 12:38.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Falco
Busy weekend as usual with the parronts all over the place. Can't complain because Miranda and I got out for breakfast and also dinner last night. Pork chops on the grill eggcept that Doo the too got that nice bone darn it! Poor mom dropped and broke her bottle of habanero sauce last night. Thanks goodness dad didn't have' t clean it up because her eyes were sure watering! I actually stepped up for dad today and didn't nip him! Surprise! Love and winghugs, CuBird

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07/21/2014 09:24.01 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Falco
I played with mom in the afternoon, and she let me run all over her. Well, she sure learned a lesson. Next time she has to put a towel of something on her shoulder, or she'll end up being used as a potty place. Hey when a kid has to go, they have to go.

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07/21/2014 07:30.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Falco
Hmmm, think dogs ought to be walked everyday if possible even if don't go that far. Hopefully the two there are better behaved than furball here who bites the leash until a lil ways from the house.

That's good the party could be set up inside since it rained and not all females are that grossed out by reptiles. (Of course if it was a snail our mom would've retreated too.)

How awesome to turn that old bed into something new. That's what our dad did with an old table. The table was warped and couldn't be used anymore but the legs were solid and fine. Dad turned a couple on the lathe and made something else.

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

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07/21/2014 04:53.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning Falco !
I hung around and played yesterday - yep, mom cleaned my cage and ole' eagle eye here kept a close watch ! I kept straining off dad who kept taking me to another room to play while mom cleaned ! Then in the afternoon I had a bath and settled down to fix everything the way I like it !

We'll see what today brings. It's supposed to be another nice one - tomorrow the humidity returns :( I really enjoy the fresh air and open windows . . . happy Monday ! love Cookie

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07/21/2014 02:51.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Falco
Been off bird channel for a few days because moms been having sever pain running down her left leg due to her back problems.moms wearing her back brace and its taking pressure off her leg so her leg doesn't hurt as much. mom looks like a dork with the back brace on.we thought this was interesting and want to share it with you.

Moths are among the most diverse and successful organisms on earth. In fact, scientists estimate there are more than 150,000 moth species worldwide! Move over butterflies, moths come in bright colors and dazzling patterns. Species can take a myriad of shapes and can be as small as a pinhead to as large as an adult’s hand.
here are five awesome (and often little-known) facts about these winged wonders.
1. Some moths don’t have mouths. For example, the beautiful Luna moth does not have a mouth — so cannot eat — and will live only for about one week, with the singular purpose of mating!
Luna moth
2. Moths are great impersonators. Many moths have evolved to imitate other animals as a way to deter would-be predators. The Polyphemus moth has bold eyespots to startle and confuse those looking for a moth snack. The hornet moth looks just like a hornet, but is completely harmless. The beautiful wood nymph, a moth that has evolved to look just like bird poop.
Wood nymph
3. Moths love a good microbrew. Interested in trying your hand at mothing? Nothing attracts these guys like beer. A tip from our scientists: Mix a paste of beer, brown sugar, and banana. Paint it on some trees, kick back and relax, then check back in the evening with your flashlight to see the multitude of moths you’re sure to attract.
Attracting moths... with beer!
4. Moths can turn bears into tigers. We’re all familiar with wooly bear caterpillars — but did you know this bear can turn into a tiger? Yep, the wooly bear emerges from his cocoon in the spring as a lovely Isabella tiger moth. Fun fact: Once a cocoon is spun, the caterpillar turns into a mushy soup during metamorphosis before emerging as a moth.
Moth metamorphosis
5. The death’s-head hawk moth has a serious claim to fame. He got his start in Bram Stoker’s Dracula, then went on to leading roles in both The Silence of the Lambs and The Mothman Prophecies. This famous moth gets its name from the scull-shaped pattern on the thorax, and has the unusual ability to emit loud squeaks when irritated.
love Cori

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07/20/2014 11:10.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Falco
Oh poor Ray doesn't get out much. I think he needs a vacation in MI ...hehehe.
I'm sure the rain didn't bother the kids at all. They had a party and fun .... and a toad ... so they are good.
That bench sounds so nice. I hope you got a pic of it to post? I have heard of people doing that but haven't seen any pics. What a lovely keepsake :)
We had another beautiful day here up north. My parronts went to watch another polo game and I took a nap. Sounds like mom and I will have lunch on the patio tomorrow. I'm getting used to this and liking it!
Hugs
Chyna

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07/20/2014 10:20.23 PM Report This Comment  
  MIKEY #61671/KAJI #43005 4-10K CLUB
SO YOU ARE GETTING SOME RAIN. KIDS REALLY KNOW HOW TO PLAY IN THE RAIN. MOM SAID SHE PLAYING IN THE RAIN AS A KID AS LONG AS THERE WAS NO THUNDER OR LIGHTNING.

THATS COOL THAT YOUR MOM SHOWED ALL THEM OTHER LADIES THAT FROGS AND TOADS ARE COOL,NOT GROSS. GOOD THING THE KIDS DIDN'T FIND A SNAKE AS THOSE LADIES WOULD HAVE FREAKED, LOL.

WELL NO SUNBATH TODAY. IT WAS HUMID AND HOT WITH A BREEZE BUT THERE WAS NO SHADE. MOM DIDN'T WANT TO TAKE ME OUT INTO DIRECT SUN WITH THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY. MAYBE TOMOROROW IF THERE IS SHADE.

HAVE A GRETA START TO THE WEEK.

SWEETPEPPER

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07/20/2014 09:58.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Dear Miss Falco and boys
Thank you for your generous welcome to BC! Please call me BonBon! Spot took me to the KB and introduced me to a lot of birds today! I'm still a little confused by all the attention!Hehee!
Luv, BonBon♥

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07/20/2014 09:52.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Falco
Sure would like to see that bed made up like it is now! maybe your mom can post a picture sometime?
Yesterday I should have been onto it but wasn’t. Mom did our blogs early and cleaned my cage early too. Figured it was raining so she would stay home all day and night with me. In the evening mom and dad went to the trail to help with a moonlight race as they call it cause when it gets dusk the race starts. It was dark most of the day with the rain we had though. There are candles lit the whole way up the trail where the race is held and usually the moon is bright too though some people do use some type of lights too. Mom said it was a bit muddy since we had rain all day. By the time they got back home I just wanted covered for the night and mom did that and I was fast asleep then. “All you need in life is a friend who has millet” Leaving a vote for you …your forever friend. Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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07/20/2014 06:49.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Falco
The skin sibs both came down today and skin sis started working on the mud room again while Mom gave skin bro a haircut out on the deck.Skin sis got a lot more boxes dragged out from the mud room and once again Mom
can't get near her car!She's going to have dad help her load the car and take all the things skin sis left there to our dump!Its just way too much now for her to keep lifting those heavy boxes and having to put them in her car and then back to Nana's and reloading them in her car and then take it all out to the donation places and the dump.It was raining here,mostly drizzly and it must've really rained last night because everything on the deck was in puddles!The skin sibs wanted a bbq and dad checked his weathers and asked Mom if she wanted to go for it and Mom said yes!So she went and got hamburgers,(which shrank to the size of a pea)hot dogs,chicken burgers and she put a pork tenderloin in a pan and put that on the grill also!Skin bro came with another key lime pie and they all had that for desert.It was so nice sitting on the lawn and watching all the birds come and go!But we couldn't come outside because it wasn't really that warm,64 degrees and with the rain Mom didn't want to drag our deck cages out only to have to drag them back inside if it started dumping rain!I only wish this weather would get better and we could see the sunshine again!After Mom got everything cleaned up and the care packet of leftover hamburgers and hot dogs and rolls that skin sis wanted to take home with her,Mom finally opened our door so we could hear them once again!Mom is hoping to get more things done in the house tomorrow and start working on the tv room closet and get rid of some of the junk and stuff that's clogging that up!
Mom was worried because last night my dad's back was hurting him but as soon as they came home and he got to rest a little he was all right!Mom is always concerned now about him lifting heavy things and being alone at an event,she even offered to go with him and help but that's not allowed!
Mom kept us in our room all day with our door shut while the skin sibs were loading my skin sis's things from the house to the garage and while Mom was getting the hamburgers and meats ready for the grill!(didn't want me out there in the kitchen again getting into anymore trouble)!
How awful for it to rain the whole birthday celebration but it was good they had a big garage to move it into!Your sweet Mom must've really surprised those kids when she wasn't grossed out about the toad and actually handled it!Mom never got to do her laundry like she wanted to so hopefully tomorrow will be a better day and the sun will come back out and she can hang it outside like she wants to do!What an awesome way to turn an antique bed into a neat looking bench to use!
Wishing you a greyt day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses!Loving you always and forever,my sweet Falco,Love,Kallie

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07/20/2014 05:58.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Falco
Willie screams too ??? That's funny... I don't know why But I do. The hoomans are so nice and loving at the birdfarm and they always give me kisses and a treat. Today's another hot day YUCK !!! I hope you are having better weather than us...

Have a cool and comfy day
Love
Panther
V4U...

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07/20/2014 03:43.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Falco
Hi everyone, Zeena, here with your Sunday BOTM POST. I want to take a moment to thank you all for all your support and votes during this month's BOTM campaign. Today, we will visit with some unique and usual Budgie mutations. Known by many names, Parakeet, Budgie, and officially Budgerigars. these fun-loving, friendly members of the avian family are loved the world over.

Feather Dusters
Feather Dusters are a rare mutation produced solely at random, mostly among English Budgies. These birds are huge compared to other budgies and have abnormally growing, very long feathers. As the name implies they do look rather like the feather dusters used for dusting furniture. They must eat constantly to try and supply their bodies with the nutrients they need because of the heavy demand put on them by the constant feather growth. They generally don't live more than a few months, cannot fly, and are usually blind. They are also thought to be deaf and may even be afflicted with what is known in humans as Down's Syndrome.


Half Siders

Half-Siders a randomly occurring rare mutation in which the bird is split right down the middle with each half representing a different color or variety. One side may be blue and one half green, one half normal and the other half pied, etc. When one of these is at a show, you can tell exactly where it is in the room because of all of the people standing in front of the cage doing double takes. As they say, you have to see it to believe it. Quarter-Siders, in which only one quarter of the body is affected, also occur.

CRESTED

In this variety, the feathers on top of the budgie's head point awry, forming a crest.
There are three types of crested budgies: full-circular crest, half-circular crest and the tufted crest.
Crested Budgies are both a random occurring mutation, and one for which breeders can breed to produce them. They are relatively rare and sell for upwards of $100US each and more depending on crest.
Helicopter Budgies

These unusual Budgies are bred to produce long, silkie feathers at the shoulder and upper wing margins. The more complete the covering the higher the quality and price. They are especially popular in Japan and Asia where pairs can sell for up to $55,000US

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07/20/2014 02:21.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Falco
First I would like to make an update Milonga announcement. The July milonga will be a simple beach party at the Milonga lake with water and sun fun for all. It will be on July 26th, and we are keeping it simple, because the August Milonga (8/30) is our Annual County Fair, and that is a lot of work for all. RaneBeau and his mom, Auntie Denise, will be helping again for that one. There will be pig races, a pie eating contest, booths galore, and I have been reminded we had face painting the last two times so I am checking into that. We have several return riders requesting their same pigs, and so far two new riders, Chipper and Peepers. Be sure to get over to the milonga page and sign up for the activity of your choice, so plenty of time for picking pigs and making pics is available. As of today all who are signed up are in.

Mom and Dad went to Wally World for their vitamins and supplements this morning, but the main item Mom was searching for was a new lawn chair for my sunbaths. Well!! All they had were those beach chairs that only sit about 6" off the ground. Mom said she would need a med-alert, because she wouldn't be able to get up! So then they tried Home Depot and still no luck. Last stop was Target, and that place sure smells awful...some sort of nasty disinfectant. Mom said she would be afraid to take me in there. Anyway she was ready to give up, but Dad, the intrepid explorer, kept looking and found the chairs. They even had the green color my mom wanted, so it will blend in with the bushes she puts it behind between uses. (The old one was orange and red and stuck out like a sore thumb.) So I am all set for tomorrow's sun bath, and this morning Mom just took her chances with the breaking chair. Fortunately it held up one more day!

Kiddo

P.S. That bench sounds cool. Would a pic do it justice?

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07/20/2014 01:34.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Falco~
I hope you are having a fun day! If we are voting, I say POOL! The laundry will still be there tomorrow and it's just not as much fun as a pool!!
I hope our leg is doing great! Poor Ceasaur got an infection because one of the vets put tape around his toe and it couldn't get any air! He has to take medicine now but he really doesn't like it! He'll be fine but I'm not sure Aunt Theresa is going to survive having to towel him!! At least Cheeta is better and has not be able to get the bandage off her wing!
The birthday party sounds like it was fun! A frog always makes things more exciting! Mom has to be careful in the spring because they jump all over the sidewalks outside. Eventually they move into the moat around the building and hang out there!
We put a picture in my gallery from Walmart yesterday. K.J Wright is a linebacker for the Seahawks. You can sort of see the ring in the picture but it was awesome to see it in real life. You have to have a pretty big hand to pull a ring like that off. Mom figures it probably weighs a bunch and would be uncomfortable to wear too much! I wonder if they have safes in their homes to keep it in when they are not wearing it???
Enjoy the day and I do hope it's perfect. Please give the boys my love and big hugs to you all!
Love you ~ Sugar

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07/20/2014 12:17.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Falco
It's Popeye.
Well, we new it was coming. It was bound to happen. there was no stopping it. Dad actually FINISHED something. It took him over 4 hours but he got the new BBQ grill all put together and boy does it look cool!
Uh, maybe since it's a BBQ grill, it should look hot? Anyway, dad grilled some mini steaks last night and they were done in no time. When dad first fired it up the temperature hit 700 degrees in less than 5 minutes. The old grill to 32 forevers to heat up. Today he's going to pick up a bag of charcoal and grill some chicken on the charcoal side of the grill. Mom's going to make some garlic sauce to baste the chicken while it's cooking. So far, I'd say it's a success.
Speaking of never ending projects, dad's still messing with the lights. He keeps changing them around and changing the batteries. He says that, after tonight, he should be all done. "YEAH, RIGHT".
Today will be mostly cloudy, with a high of 82 and a low of 63.
Hope your day was fun.
Hugs,
Popeye

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07/20/2014 08:38.13 AM Report This Comment  
  BC Lakers summer basketball camp starts tomorrow !
When ? July 21 - August 4
open 24/7 !

Where ? Laker Stadium page 263176

Welcome all comeback players and new recruits ! Get in shape for the upcoming season !

See you there - Coach Tweety and Captain Cookie

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07/20/2014 07:56.18 AM Report This Comment  
  Ok, Falco
See you on Tuesday.
Hugs,
Pearl

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07/20/2014 07:50.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning Ms Falco & boys, from Jen & flock
Good Sunday morning dear friend, the bird club meeting went very well last night! Our dear aunt Teresa called us yesterday afternoon, to tell us Cheeta and Casaur are recovering nicely, at least as good as can be expected! Dad was given permission to relay the news to our friends, and while Ceasaur had developed an infection, it is treatable with antibiotics, and Cheeta has only slowed down a little with her damaged wing, she has that indomitable spirit of all Caiques, Cindy knows what I mean! It has finally been decided that Limon will be our bird, and we couldn't be any more pleased! Have a great Sunday dear friends, and give my love to all in your home, see ya tomorrow...

Sunday love from Jenny & our Dallas flock

PS~Theresa thanked all of you for your prayers, and our prayers will continue, for her and her birds, thanks and God Bless you all...

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07/20/2014 07:45.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Falco,
Hope you're having a great weekend!
Leaving you a vote. Enjoy your day!!

Your friend,
Chipper

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07/20/2014 07:35.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Falco
I can't believe it. Mom was up at 6:30 this morning because she has an appointment at 11:30, to qualify. She has to do this thing every 6 months, cause they want to make sure she can still hit the broad side of a barn. She'll only be gone for a few hours, and will play with me when she gets home. I sure like playing, and am learning all kinds of fun things. She got me a few more toys for my little house, and I'm not sure what to do with them yet, but I guess that I will learn.

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07/20/2014 05:52.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Falco
Well, if you decided on your own to take a bath that is a good indicator that your leg is feeling more like normal.

It is tough to know what to get kids these days unless they've done a gift registry somewhere. At mom's store it is called a wish registry when a kid is having a birthday. Never know what they already have or what could be duplicated.

Temps are around 80 here and since the humidity fled doesn't feel bad at all.

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

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07/20/2014 04:42.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Hope the weather clears up for your mom !
Time to get the marketing done ! Pretty soon mom won't have to buy maters ! So far there are four of them on the plants - still green but growing ! Bunch more flowers too ! They'll be using dad's car for any errands today - service engine soon light came on in mom's yesterday so she'll have to call Ford first thing in the morning :( And she just made the final payment ! Now come the repair bills ? YUCK !

Anyway - hope you have a lovely, peaceful Sunday ! love Cookie

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07/20/2014 02:36.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Falco
Hope the party was fun. Oh kids love getting money so they can shop for the item they really want.
Good for Irwin getting out and about like that. I bet everyone was eggcited to see him. Funny, I don't see Ray going on outings or on your mom's clean up list!!!!
YAY! Bree can stay and all is well for the trip! My mom was worried as she doesn't like boarding either.
I'm back on the BC. My parronts had a nice time at dad's family re-union. Saturday they went to Art in the Park then came home and had lunch with me. Tonight, we watched RIO2 and I sat on mom's lap and stared at the TV. It was a nice sunny warm day. Sunday they will go to see a polo match and maybe we'll have dinner on the patio, I hope so.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Hugs
Chyna

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07/19/2014 10:20.38 PM Report This Comment  
  MIKEY #61671/KAJI #43005 4-10K CLUB
HEY FALCO, NO RAIN HERE BUT IT WAS A VERY BEAUTIFUL DAY HERE. NICE BREEZE AND SUN GOING IN AND OUT OF THE CLOUDS. SO WHEN THE SHADE GOT UNDER THE TREE MOM TOOK ME AND KACEY OUTSIDE. WE WERE OUT THERE FOR 2 1/2 HRS. IT WAS A PERFECT DAY. WE HAD WATER AND TREATS IN CASE WE GOT HUNGRY. WE LISTENED TO ALL THE BIRDIES OUTSIDE. MOM SAYS IF ITS NICE TOMORROW WE CAN GO OUT AGAIN.

HOPE YOUR MOM HAD FUN AT THE GRAND NEPHEWS PARTY.

SWEETPEPPER

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07/19/2014 08:58.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Falco
Dad finally had a co worker change his schedule so he could come and help my dad in the morning and he had another co worker to help him in the afternoon!Later on today his back was really hurting him.After he got to rest up a little he was better!
It was a kind of a dark morning and quite cool out there and then by late afternoon the sun finally came out and it wasn't really that warm here.Mom ran around the house and cleaned our room and then she vacuumed the house and put some things away that were around the house.It sure feels like its been a real long day after getting up so early,hopefully tomorrow she'll get to sleep in later than 6:00am!
Mom is hoping to BBQ here tomorrow but right now it looks like rain.She was planning on getting the laundry done and out on the lines to dry but that don't look like its going to happen either.Mom spent most of the morning pulling weeds in her vegetable garden and she still didn't finish half of the garden!Her back was killing her with the half she had already did!She will try to finish weeding the garden tomorrow if it doesn't rain!
Dad had to get up at 4am this morning and Mom got up with him to fix his thermos of coffee so he could get all the barricades set up for the Osterville Village Days,after he got the barricades set up he got to come home around 8:30am and then he had to be back out by 11:00am to wait for the parade to end so he could collect the barricades and bring them back to the shop!He and Mom went out as soon as he came into the driveway to pick her up and they were back home by 5pm for dinner,Mom made a French Bread pizza with meatballs and bacon on it for dad and a spinach and crushed red pepper and cheese one for herself and they ate on the deck,we didn't get to go out with them as it was getting late and starting to get cold,hopefully we'll get out tomorrow!At least both Mom and dad will be home tomorrow so we'll have some outside time with them if it doesn't rain!Our highs here were 75 degrees and the lows are 61.
Mom is making sure that I am locked in my room now whenever she's doing something in the kitchen,prepping food etc!I never did that before and she threatened me that the next time I pull that stunt my flights are going!I don't want anyone to take my flights away from me,I need to be able to eggsplore and go where I want,do you know how long it takes to walk around this house?
I know how you must feel with all that rain,it's been looking like rain here all afternoon and evening,Mom is hoping it won't rain til after tomorrow so she can do her laundry and get it out on the line!Please wish the birthday boy a very happy birthday from all of us here!
Wishing you a greyt day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses!Loving you always and forever,my sweet Falco,Love,Kallie

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07/19/2014 06:22.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Falco
Quiet day here today. Mom took me out for my sunbath at 10, and it was just the perfect temp out there. We had a very nice time, but Mom is definitely going to have to pick up a new lawn chair at Wally World tomorrow or she will be sitting on the ground!

Then Mom and Dad went on their usual Saturday grocery run. The only important things purchased were sugar snap peas and cherries. Mom also picked up a couple of peaches. She plans to share and see if I like them. She doesn't usually buy store peaches, because they pick them to early. However these were locally grown and smelled really greyt. Hopefully they taste just as good and I will like them.

Mom took pics of Gloria today, but neither she nor Dad can find the USB cable to download the pics to the computer. Mom ordered a new one, which should be here in a few days. Pics will go up then.

Kiddo

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07/19/2014 03:31.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Falco~
I hope you are having a great day! I am sorry for the short c/p but mom and dad went shopping and it always takes way too long when dad is along!
Dad like to wander and mom always has to go find him! Today was nothing different but this time mom did not mind! K. J. Wright from the Seahawks was at the Walmart doing a meet and greet!!!! Mom got to see the championship ring up close and birdsonal! She said it was more awesome than you can imagine! It's huge and very sparkly! This was one trip that mom didn't mind dad wandering around! It was very exciting!!!
Mom is off to bed so I will catch up with you tomorrow!
Leaving a vote and a big hug! Please give the boys my love!
Love you ~ Sugar

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07/19/2014 02:32.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Falco,
Just stopping by to say hello and leave you a vote!
We're having a cool weekend. Hope you have nice weather too. Enjoy your day!!

Your friend,
Chipper

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