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Friday, June 22, 2012 I am Bird of the Day!
Saturday, June 22, 2013 - BOTD!
June 22, 2014 - BOTD!
Monday, June 22, 2015 - BOTD!

Saturday, February 21, 2015 Milonga -2nd Place Most Festive with Miss Cookie Stark
Third Place - Gent's Derby Hat Contest - May 2013
Third Place - Gent's Derby Hat Contest - May 2014
Third Place - St. Patricks' Day Hat Contest - March 2015
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Best Overall (tied with Kiddo/Sweetpepp- er) Beach Picture Contest at the Kissing Booth 2015
2nd Place Singles Photo in Beach Picture Contest at KB 2015
WINNER- 2015 Fifth Annual Derby Race with my horse Nicanor

My girlfriend is Miss Cookie Stark!





My mom's good friend had several cockatoos and when they laid an egg and I hatched, they gave me to my mom and dad. Even the vet said I was the ugliest bird she'd ever seen since my bird mom plucked me when I was 3 months old! But see, the Ugly Duckling story is really true!!! hehehe
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Hi! My name is Picabo

I am an Umbrella Cockatoo from Chuburna Puerto, Intl.

BooBoo, Big Guy, Picabooey

10 years old   M

Umbrella Cockatoo

peanuts; chicken, nutriberries, ribs, ice cream, whipped cream from the can squirted directly into the beak, cheese, eggs, toast, strawberry yogurt, baby cereal

his ceiling hanger; anyplace with his dad, top of his cage; back edge of the couch; inside mom's pj top; his parronts' bed - lays his head on the pillow

getting left in his cage or left alone in a room or outside - I want to be involved and part of whatever activity is going on!

they play with me and laugh with me and cuddle me; I am one spoiled 'too!

screams & flaps wings while riding on the door of another parrot's cage; opened cage to let out his girlfriend Alfie before she went to the RB; tells a long story in Picabo language and then laughs and laughs! Likes to swing upside down from his ceiling hanger and flap his wings, twirling in a circle! Likes to play catch and peekaboo..

I work for peanuts!.

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  Hello Picabo~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! I love, love, love your prom picture! You look so handsome!!!
It's been fun around here today. It's fun because I live with a dopey dog and a dopey cat! They are pure entertainment for me!hehehehehe
Merlin decided to sit on the arm of the sofa right next to my play cage. It's far enough away that I can't get him and if he sits still I don't really pay any attention to him. McKenzie brought a toy over for him but he's not interested in that! She brought her new one over for him and he didn't even look at it! McKenzie got on the sofa a sat down right next to him and knocked him off!hahahahahaha She leaned over against him until he went down! He was hissing! Hopefully they will both go to take naps very soon!
Hope it has cooled off some for you guys! Maybe you should all just live in the shower until it's a more reasonable temp outside!!
I hope you enjoy your day! Should you get bored, come on over. We can make some popcorn and watch the show!!!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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05/28/2016 12:13.43 PM Report This Comment  
  looking good buddy !
hubba hubba . . . mom says she'll pull out her records (?) from college and teach me to dance !

Well, the parronts got home a lot later than expected after taking g'pa to his appointment yesterday. Everything is healing well, he's just angry that the dr. told him he can't drive for 6 months ! That's a long time ! So they'll probably only be taking short jaunts up to Skaneateles this summer unless they find a cardiologist for g'pa and bring the g'parronts with them . . . But at least they came home with my yummies :) Now this morning off they go again - flea market time :( Mom loves to poke around - daddy loves the junk food !

I wonder if the ground will be wet though - we had dumping rain yesterday afternoon - so, no, of course mom did NOT get the back deck done yet ! She is still promising either today when they get back or tomorrow . . . sigh - what's a bird to do to get outside ?

The picture in my profile is of mom's daddy - he's the one in the back - he was an artillery trainer during the Korean conflict . . . have a great day buddy ! love to aunt Sunny too :) Cookie

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05/28/2016 02:03.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Picabo!
I would say you fill out that tux mighty fine! Yeah, it has been a huge party week, hasn't it?

Humid again today. Only got to 80, but oy! Mom donated blood, and she felt okay afterward in spite of the humidity and high dew point. She went to Sam's and then to Metro Market. By the time she was done, she was happy to head home, as she was feeling the humidity. I was so happy to see her, too. She brought me good food, and boy, am I happy to get some fresh peas and carrots.

I have been obnoxious the past couple days. At least that is what Mom says. I am going after her toes and feet, trying to feed her fingers...oh yeah, hormones are going! Mom says that she loves me to pieces but enough is enough! She says I need to have my toenails done, which seems to subdue the raging hormones for a little while. At least she hopes so! They are getting nice and spikey, so maybe.

Wing hugs coming your way!
Your buddy,
Kaji

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05/27/2016 09:34.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Picabo
So good to hear from you buddy! Wow! You sure have had problems with the internet!
So you moved into your house? Bet its really nice! Do you like the fountain? That must be beautiful to look at!
Hope you are having a great day!
Love,
Raffikki...ps.....love your picture! You are quite th handsome dude!
Love,
Raffikki

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05/27/2016 05:57.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Morning Mr Yucatan Picabo-from JL & Christy
We are BOTH back home where we belong, this morning dad woke up to the most pleasant sounds of sweet bird calls and chirps in our home! Aunt Denise brought Jenny also and spent most of the afternoon cleaning Jen's area, cage, and play stand! It has been so long since he heard those wonderful sounds of I Love You, and What's a'matter Chuck from Jenny and whistles of every variety from Ms LaLo! Dad can not thank Denise enough for all she has done for us, she is such a peach and what a human dynamo, thanks to her, our home is complete once again! There is no measurement for our appreciation, but just thanks seems so shallow! Have a Greyt Memorial Day W/E, I know we will, and please give our love to all in your happy home, see ya all tomorrow...

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

PS~Please be safe if you travel, lots of crazies out there...

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05/27/2016 06:57.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Picabo,
Good morning everyone.

Our New fid’s name is Polu Kai. Poh-lu meaning Blue and Kai meaning ocean so Blue Ocean.

He has been I believe on a all seed diet which will be hard to break.
I tried to give him sticky rice last night but he refused.
I guess not all boy birds like sticky rice, not even Laka.

I will work on setting up a more permanent housing for Polu Kai this weekend.
So, as for now he is in another room but still within squawking distance from Laka.

She hears him and we just cut his flight feathers as he flew when I tried to take him out
Of his old cage and into the new one. Thank goodness we weren’t by Laka. She did
Get a chance to see him briefly tho.

Not sure what to think, but Laka still gets her scratchy scratchys.

Here’s a vote for you and hope you all have a great big birdie day.

It’s raining here now, the weatherman said the other day we were supposed to get some
T-storms but then changed their minds this morning and now I guess were in for some heavy down pours.

Stay warm everyone and I’ll have ta get on mom to page a page for my new frother.

Love & Hugs,

Laka Girl

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05/26/2016 03:21.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Picabo!
Hey buddy! How are you? Good to hear from you! Long time no squawk! Whats up?
Love,
Raffikki

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05/25/2016 06:31.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Picabo~
Hope you are having a great day! Nice around here so far. We have been getting a few things done around the house and watching House Hunters International. Very interesting!
Mom was on the phone with her sister for a long time and McKenzie does not like mom being on the phone. She has been crawling all over mom and barking! She is very annoying! Merlin is trying to get in on the action and wants to sit in moms lap! They are both so needy!!!
They finished the barriers on the street so now all that is left is line painting. It's suppose to rain over the weekend so they will probably get it done soon. It was fun to watch but I think everyone is glad that all those orange cones are gone.
Enjoy the rest of the day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/25/2016 06:07.58 PM Report This Comment  
  hey Picabo !
How's mom feeling ? Sure hope her cold is getting better ! ! They always seem worse in the heat . . .

16 days in my countdown ! And this is a special weekend cause mom is off Friday and Monday for Memorial Day :) Am I lucky or what ? Not going anywhere . . . g'pa just had a defibrillator implanted Friday and daddy has to take him for his follow up with the surgeon this Friday - and the folks are not real comfortable heading that far away till g'pa is feeling better. Right now we're about 40 minutes south - Skaneateles is about 3 1/2 hours . . . hopefully next weekend.

I don't know if you remember me telling you about the caw-caw nest near school ? Mom and the kids watched earlier in the year as the parents built the nest - picking up all kinds of things from the school yard. Then they watched the parents chase even hawks away from the area. Well, the babies have fledged and although mom and the kids haven't seen them yet, they've sure heard them - and boy, are they loud ! !

Today is supposed to go up into the high 80's before a cool down to the lower 80's for the rest of the week . . . hellloooo summer ! love to you, mom, the flock and family :) Cookie

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05/25/2016 01:55.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Picabo~
I hope the day is going great! It was boring around here today but I enjoyed it. I spent time with mom while McKenzie and Merlin took naps. They take naps just about the same time everyday so mom and I can plan playtime!
The construction dudes are back and putting the barriers on the roads. They had 2 big trucks with the cement barriers on them. The put them down and then painted them yellow! They didn't finish the whole street so I imagine they will be back tomorrow. It was fun to watch them! After that all that is left is painting the lines. No more beeping trucks after that! Thank Goodness!!!
I am sorry it's so hot down there! We left Mojave because we couldn't handle the heat anymore. You can't get anything done when it's hot.
We are glad to hear that Ron is doing so well! We love hearing that he is getting back to normal.
Enjoy your evening! Sure hope your mom gets to feeling better! Do you guys have A/C down there?? I can imagine it might get very expensive if you have to use it too much!
Leaving a vote and a big hug just for you!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/24/2016 08:41.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Picabo!
Awww. Love your profile pic--really captures that mischievous gleam in your eye! And thank you for stopping by--and please, bring all of your flock over to the Dragon Cave! We have a ton of food, and of course, Hatchday Cake, all made by Lizzie and Chipper. (Not to mention the birdies who are still there from yesterday!)

We got to 85 here today--yowsa! WI is weird again, temp wise. Gonna take Mom a little time to adjust, as the humidity and dew point are getting up there due to impending rain and thunderstorms.

Come on over to the Dragon Cave with me--and let me escort Miss Squeaky, if that would be okay? I know Hulk is gonna be so happy to see her!

Wing hugs coming atcha!
Your buddy,
Kaji

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05/24/2016 05:33.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Picabo,
Yeah mom is gonna rest this weekend and try not to do anything as her stomach muscles and organs are sore from all that coughing.

Can't make mom laugh either as that hurts the worse.

I guess seeing the Angry Burds movie is out for now.

Here's a vote for you.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Hugs,

Laka

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.

05/20/2016 11:32.15 PM Report This Comment  
  What a sweet pic of you Mr Picabo-Christy & Jen
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 & Alfie~How real love should be..., 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 04:45.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Picabo,
Yeah it's been hot over here too. It would be nice if we could get some rain to cool off the islands. :)

Mom is finally seeing the light at the end of her sick tunnel!

Her throat isn't as sore and she's been taking that plop plop fizz fizz cold and flu thing and it works great! She actually slept better last night with no coughing. Which is amazing cause that's what keeps her up is that coughing.

Tomorrow is her last day of the Z-pack and I think this one did the trick to cure her.

Thank you for all the good thoughts and prayers for my mom. I was really gettin worried about all her coughing and coughing that yucky stuff up. I really appreciate all the birdie concern and give you all big birdie hugs and soft beaky kisses.

Here's a vote for you.

Mahalo and hope you all have a great Aloha Friday. :)

Love & 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.

05/19/2016 11:34.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Picabo~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It was really pretty this morning but now the sky is getting dark and I think we are going to have rain the rest of the day.
We are finishing up laundry which is pretty boring. Mom says is necessary! I suppose!
My play cage was all cleaned up this morning when I came out so I am going to have to spend the rest of the day redecorating it. I don't understand why mom can't appreciate how hard I work at making all those lovely piles of wood!! I know she wasn't too happy about me trying to feed the puppy again. I figured that if those pellets are good for me they have to be good for the puppy too! Right? I am keeping the good stuff for myself I must admit, but McKenzie seemed to appreciate what I shared with her!
Mom put Alice in Wonderland on for me to watch. It's a pretty old movie because I don't see Johnny Depp anywhere and there is no CGI. Guess I'm spoiled from all the new special effects out these days!
Enjoy the day!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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05/19/2016 02:19.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi ya Picabo~
I hope you are having a great day! It was okay here. We didn't do a whole bunch today but it was still a nice day. We are still doing laundry but there is no rush on that. We got to spend some time watching House Hunters so that was nice. It's been a while since we sat and watched some TV. We love House Hunters even though some of those people are real whiners! It's cool to see what you can get in different places. We know that we could never live in San Francisco, Boston or New York! We weren't planning on moving there anyway!hehehehe The show is fun to watch. Got popcorn too!
With those temps I don't think I'd be moving to your neighborhood either!! That is way too hot! We use to live in Mojave and the reason we left was the heat!
Not sure about painting the cement. I don't think the smell will stay around for too long and once the smell is gone it should be okay for the lovebirds. There is paint called low VOX that is less smelly but I don't know if they make it for cement.
I hope your evening is just wonderfu! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/18/2016 08:23.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Picabo~
I hope you had a great day! It was pretty nice around here! We didn't do much since mom kept getting phone calls. I had snacks and lots of wood to chew up so I was okay.
Mom is off tonight so she doesn't have to worry about getting up on time!hahahahaha She over slept last night and had to make a mad dash to get out of here on time. I never even got to go have a cracker while she did the calendar page!! It will be nice to just relax and hang out tonight!
We are so happy to hear that Ron is doing well. We hope he gains some weight and feel like his old self really soon.
That poor little cat! I really will never understand why humans just dump animals as if they are of no importance. They are living beings with feeling too!
BC has it's good days and bad days. Trying to edit any note is nearly impossible. You would not believe how long it takes me to get the calendar page done these days. Sometimes I just have to give up since mom has to go to work. Don't think it will ever be the way it was. So many birds have left and just don't blog anymore. It's so very sad.
Enjoy the evening! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/17/2016 06:37.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Picabo,
Mom is sick again. I think she had a relapse from the cold she had about a week ago. She be coughing up stuff and coughing all night. He throat is sore and she's starting to sound like a frog again. :(

This time she got some strong antibiotics called azithromax or "z" pack as everyone who's been sick calls it.

Hopefully she will get better faster. She has an interview on Thursday and can't be sounding like a frog. :(

Here's a vote for you and hope you have a great big birdie day !!

Love,

Laka

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.

05/17/2016 03:46.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Picabo~
I hope you are having a great day!! I'm really sorry I didn't get around much this weekend. Mom was trying to rest to get rid of the pink eye/cold.
Unfortunately moms eyes started bothering her last night at work. She had her drops with her and used them. They have been waxing the floors for the past two nights so it may just be the fumes from that. Mom stayed as far away as she could but had to walk through the area to get to the office. Tonight the store is closing two hours early so that the system can be shut down for updates. It won't be back online until 4 am so mom will be helping the freight guys.
Mom is trying to rest during the day but I think that "I need to rest" translates to "let's chase the cat" in dog language. I have been a very good nurse and sit right next to mom and keep her company! She only has tonight and then it's our weekend again! YAY!
I have taken over the Kissing Booth for the next 2 weeks. It's all about food!! Come on over and have a bite to eat! We will be doing all sorts of great snacks!
Enjoy the day and I do hope it's spectacular!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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05/16/2016 01:16.55 PM Report This Comment  
  HI PICABO
the Simpleton Bird Players
are now performing DANTES INFERNO
Piddy Girl hands out leaflets to the the birds sitting in the audience
Narrator : Piddy Girl
Special effects : Paddy Cake
Devil: Ms Boo Boo
Banshee: Cori
the audience lights dim as Paddy puts hot ice in a tub of water, turns on a black light and turns on the light strobe. he then starts setting off M-80's firecrackers as the cutest little devil ever spins and twirls onstage and the banshee, howls, shrieks and wails.
Narrator: ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE!!!!!!!

THE END!!!!!
the performers stand on stage and take their bows as the audience sits in silence with their beaks hanging open

HAPPY TGIF DAY

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05/13/2016 06:06.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Picabo~
I hope you are having a great day! Sorry I didn't get a note out yesterday but mom has pink eye and a cold and feels miserable. She didn't go to work last night. The pink eye stated in the right eye only but when she woke up last night it was both eyes. Her vision was pretty blurry so she figured she had better not try driving until they cleared up some. They feel better today but she still looks really weird! She is using the drops and it shouldn't be too long before the redness goes away.
I have to say that I have been an excellent nurse! McKenzie and Merlin are not being so good. They both want attention all the time! I guess they still have not figured out who is the favorite around here!
Merlin got behind the washer this morning and mom had to pull it out to get him out! Right now they are both taking naps so I have a chance to get some notes done!
We are getting some laundry done and George and Gracie need to be cleaned out again. Dad bought the wrong filters and they are not working very well. Mom will have to pick some up next time she is down in town.
I hope you have a wonderful day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/13/2016 11:39.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Mr Picabo, our dear friend-from Jen & Christy
...you are in perfect voice and sound just great.we are all anxious to hear your call for 'Riders Up' at our Milonga Derby, it is going to be a dandy! We are thrilled that the BC is up and working again this morning, yippee skippy! As we have said before, we are ashamed to admit how much it means to us, it is the key that opens the door to our somewhat small social world! Jen is going to the stables to bring Alysheba and Cannonade a treat today, the call for "Riders Up" is coming very soon! Our weather guessers say we are in for a mixed bag of good and bad weather today, it has been that way all of May so far, you'd think we would be used it by now! Have a great day and give our love to all in your happy home, see ya all tomorrow BC buddies...

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

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05/12/2016 05:01.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Picabo,
mom couldn't sleep well last night as she forgot her phone at work and wasn't about to drive and get it.

That's why she couldn't do blogs and was just beside herself!

But I did get more scritches and cuddle time, so good for me. :)

It was a hot day today 82 degrees! But at least there was some trade winds blowing so it wasn't that bad.

Hope you got some good head scritches too.

Here's a vote for you.

Hope your hump day was good.

Hugs,

Laka

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05/12/2016 12:36.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Picabo
Looking good as our official steward. Keep your eye on the race ... make sure that all is fair during the race.
Hugs
Chyna

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05/11/2016 10:06.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Pic
*RaneBeau smoothly slides a betting receipt over towards Picabo before picking up a glass and having a sip of its unknown contents. He makes a gallant effort to control the grimace his face really wants to making after swallowing said sip and then barely stifles a cough.*

"Mum's the word. Most definitely. Good t'see you, by the way. I'm trust all is well on your stretch of the world. No complaints from mine. Wouldn't do no good to have any — nothin' would change about it anyway, right?

R tips his fedora before turning to depart.

Come visit me, RaneBeau ('>.

05/11/2016 07:52.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Picabo~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It's very spring like here and I have been enjoying the sunshine!
We did chores yesterday since mom was off. Mostly going through old mail and straightening up the linen closet. Mom got some shelf liner at the dollar store and lined all the shelves in there. It looks very nice and we even found more stuff to donate to the Goodwill!!
We really should have gotten on BC earlier than we did but we had no idea they were going to take the site down last night. It would be really nice if they gave us a "heads up" but I suppose it is not important to them. All the sites were down so they must have been doing maintenance on the server.
It's back to work for mom tonight so we are getting the rest of the laundry done. My play cage was all cleaned when I came out this morning and I have new toys also. I guess I am going to be a busy bird today!!
Enjoy your day and I do hope it's just spectacular!
love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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05/11/2016 11:15.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Ah-Hemmm
*RaneBeau smoothly slides a betting receipt over towards Picabo before picking up a glass and having a sip of its unknown contends. He makes a gallant effort to control the grimace his face really wants to making after swallowing said sip and then barely stifles a cough.*

"Mum's the word. Most definitely. Good t'see you, by the way. I'm trust all is well on your stretch of the world. No complaints from mine. Wouldn't do no good to have any — nothin' would change about it anyway, right?

R tips his fedora before turning to depart.

Come visit me, RaneBeau ('>.

05/10/2016 07:19.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Picabo,
Sorry to hear your mom isn't feeling good today. I'm sure you'll give her lots of hugs and beaky kisses. We send your mom good thoughts and prayers for quick healing.

Here's a vote for you.

Hugs,

Laka

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.

05/08/2016 07:12.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Picabo,
Please give your mom a big birdie hug and kiss from me for Mother"s Day.

Hope you have a great big birdie day with mom. ;)

Here's a vote for you.

Hugs,

Laka

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.

05/08/2016 01:09.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Picabo
What an interesting blog today! A little snapshot of life in your corner of the world. Thanks for sharing.

Well, the forecasted rain was no more than a sprinkle here at home, but Dad works 2.5 miles away and had a solid downpour there. Very weird. Today we have patches of blue sky and dark clouds as well. Who knows what will happen?

All of the books my mom reserved have hit the library, so she is going to go pick them up even though the car wash is still not a good idea (they are right up the street from the library). I always like it when Mom stocks up on reading material, because she does most of her reading in my room.

Mom and Dad went did their grocery run today instead of tomorrow. Since Mom is not doing zumba for a little while, there is no reason to put it off and this way they were able to get a movie from Redbox for tonight. They got the new Star Wars, so I suspect it will be a popcorn night. Mom always pulls some out for me before the salt and butter goes on. Yummy! Almost as good as the pastrami we shared for lunch!

Kiddo

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05/07/2016 01:13.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Picabo~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! Another pretty sunny one here!
I think they have finished with the road construction! YAY! It took 2 weeks but everything has been paved now. They still have to put the barriers back into the center and paint the stripes but I'm sure that will not be as loud as a steam roller! They had most of the road shut down last night so mom had to cut through the markets parking lot to get home!
Mom loved Captain America Civil War. Captain America has always been moms favorite. She admire the way he does the right thing even if it's not the easiest or popular thing. He is an honorable character!
They did not get back until Midnight. McKenzie did great in her crate even though she got put in there 2 hours early. Mom got us up when she got home and took McKenzie for a nice walk. Then she made us a waffle! We had a Midnight Waffle Party!! We only stayed up for half an hour and then we all went back to bed. It was fun but since I'm a bit sleepy today, I don't think we will be doing it much!
Mom has to go to PetCo today to get McKenzie her Science Diet and some new toys! That puppy goes through toys almost as fast as I do! I'm impressed!
How is Ron doing? Is Candy still down there? We were thinking about them this morning and praying that all is well.
Enjoy your day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/06/2016 12:05.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Picabo~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! Turned out to be a sunny one here.
It's movie night so I guess we are all going to bed early. Mom is taking McKenzie on a very long walk before so she will be tired out. Mom said we could get up for a while when she gets home. They are going to see Captain America Civil War.
We didn't do much today. The kitchen always seems to need cleaning and there is always laundry. Tomorrow we will be straightening out the pantry yet again! Seems like that always needs to be done too!
Road work continues at night. Hard to tell what they are doing but the left lanes are still not paved. They put some sort of pink canvas looking stuff in holes and piled asphalt on top. That part was paved over when mom drove this morning. Hopefully the left lanes will be paved tonight and that should be it!
Have a wonderful evening! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/05/2016 06:47.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Picabo
Yikes! We will have those kind of temps come August and September. Not looking forward to it either.

I am having a pretty good day. Mom is still not ready to try zumba yet, so she stayed home all day with me. We had a nice half roast beef and provolone sandwich for lunch, which I helped my mom make. She was going to do a wrap, but I was velcroed to her shoulder and the tortillas she has now get heated up in the Teflon pan. Not gonna use that around me, so it was sandwich time instead...which meant no spinach! I am not as dumb as I look!

Unfortunately that was followed by a time out in my cage with the door closed and locked (very unusual)!! You see, Mom decided to update my favorite toys since they were pretty chewed up, but it appeared to me that she was stealing them...so naturally I attacked her ear to make her stop. Not sure if I had a time out, or Mom was just making sure I couldn't get to her ear. Anyway I have two "new" toys now, and I might deign to play with them before the day is over.

Then after trying everything she could think of to get me into my carrier, Mom gave up. So of course then I was quite contented to let her pick me up and put me inside. We had a nice sunbath even though it was pretty cloudy; it was still mid 70s and comfy out there. We stayed out till the wind started blowing. I do not like wind!! And just to make sure Mom knows who is in charge I played in my carrier for a while after we came in.

Kiddo

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05/03/2016 02:52.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Morning Dear Picabo, much love from Jen & Christy
We have another rainy and overcast day, it is getting very old! For the most part all of dad's meeting went well, but he will need to adjust some of his meds, especially the diuretics, the smaller amount was causing excess water retention and edema! Another appointment today and our nurse comes tomorrow, she is a welcome guest, always so pleasant and caring! Dad plans to rest as much as possible today, they ran him ragged yesterday! Have a great ToosDay, and give our love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow BC friends...

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

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05/03/2016 07:03.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Picabo!
I am so happy and honored to be your Bird of the Month! I am all moved in to the castle, and I am loving it here. Thank you so very much for taking the time to vote for me and support me this month. I couldn't have done it without each and every one of you! I hope that you all enjoyed my campaign, mom had lots of fun making new toys to share with all of you! You are all welcome to come hang out in the castle with me all month. We will have a lot of fun! Hugs, King Grey Bird

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05/01/2016 11:21.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Picabo!
Hi Everybirdie! Tonight is the last night! I am so excited! Mom was finally able to pick up all of the bird toy parts that have been scattered around her room for the past month. She was happy about that! Haha! Tonight we are making a toy that looks like bird. You will need,

- Cardboard
- Coffee filters
- Finger traps
- Beads
- Little bird toy trinket pieces
- Safe stringing material
- OPTIONAL white paper

Take a large piece of cardboard and cut out a nice sized bird head and body. Once you have the body cut out, take a piece of string and knot the bottom, then poke a hole in sorta in the middle of your cutouts body, but a little lower. String your string through the hole, with the knot being on the back side. Take some coffee filters, and cut the sides into strips and poke holes in the middles. String those on like you would for a puff, one facing down, one facing up, and so on, until it is a nice sized puff on the body. String on a bead and knot it. Now poke a hole in the middle of the cutout near the bottom. Take a piece of string and knot them bottom, then string it through the hole with the knot on the front side (you won't see it, it will be under the puff). Take three finger traps, and string those on. Then string on a bead and knot it tight. Once they are tied, you can stick them out in different directions like a tail. For the head, it will be different for everyone depending on what kind of bird you want it to look like. We did a Green Cheek Conure. If you want an eye ring, cut out a small oval and poke a hole in the middle. Then to attach the eye, poke a hole on the cutout where you want it to be, take a piece of string and tie a knot at the bottom, string it through, and then string on the paper, and then a dark bead. Then knot it. To put on markings, you will do the same thing with the holes and string. Just add them (beads and random toy pieces) however you'd like in what ever colors you want. To make it so that you can hang it, you can make a loop, make a small hole in the cutouts head, and then string the loop through. Or, you can tie a bagel to a piece of string, then make a small hole in the cutout under the puff and string it through the hole with the bagel on the back side. Then knot it. You can then attach it by sticking the bagel through the cage bars and turning it the opposite way so that it stays.

I will post a picture of both the front and back sides of this toy in my gallery.

Thank you SO much for voting for me!

Hugs,
Grey Bird

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04/30/2016 10:06.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Picabo!
Hi Everybirdie! Tonight we will be making a shreddable toy that looks like a person. You will need,

- A wiffle ball
- Cupcake papers
- Beads
- 2 bigger wood beads
- Mini wood blocks
- Paper straws
- A treat cup
- 3 paper loaf cups
- Safe stringing material

Start by taking a pretty long piece of string, and tying a loop at the top. String on a bead, and then take 5-6 cupcake papers and cut the sides into strips, and then string those on like you would for a puff, one facing down, one facing up, and so on. Now string on the wiffle ball, and then a longer or bigger bead. Now you are going to take a new piece of string, and tie it onto your first piece under the big bead you just added. Once you tie that on, you should have two pieces hanging down on either side of the original piece. On both strands, you are going to string on a mini block, and then half of a paper straw. Then knot the ends on both sides. Now going back to the original string, take a treat cup and poke a hole in the bottom, then string it on facing down. Now take your 3 loaf cups, and poke holes in the bottom of them. String one on facing down, then string on a bead, then another loaf cup, then another bead, then the last loaf cup. Now string on 2-3 beads, and then take another new piece of string and tie it on the original, just like last time. You will want the two pieces hanging down so that they are longer. On each strand, string on a single big bead, and then knot the bottoms. Now string one more bead on the original strand, and knot the bottom. You're done!

Mom just adores this toy, she says it is one of her favorites that she has made. There is a picture in my gallery!

Thank you so much for voting for me! Just one more night until I will hopefully be in the castle! I'll see you tomorrow night. (:

Hugs,
Grey Bird

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04/29/2016 09:58.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Picabo
Sounds like you could fry an egg on your sidewalk...that is, if you have sidewalks down there!!

Mom took another shot at the gym this morning, but Becky met her at the door and said she wanted her to do 5 minutes on the tread mill at walking pace and no incline. If she could manage that, then they would work out. Well, Mom had to sit down at the end of the 5 minutes, so Becky said no way! She also suggested Mom stop at Starbuck's on the way home and get what she called "Sick Tea". It is supposed to help with the kind of thing that is kicking Mom's tail feathers: green tea, mint, steamed lemonade and honey. Mom drank it all, but then she felt kind of queasy and laid down for an hour. Guess it is not for her.

Then we shared half a roast beef and provolone sandwich for lunch. I must admit I prefer the sandwich to the wrap, because Mom doesn't put that nasty spinach on there. I do like me some RB!

Then Mom went to the library to get the books she had reserved. She stopped at Trader Joe's on the way home to stock up on my raw almonds and cashews. Plus she got pecan pieces so that means cookies are in our future! Yay!

Don't forget to vote in the Derby Hat Contest on milonga page #165848. Both ladies and gents are too close to call right now!

Kiddo

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04/29/2016 02:29.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Picabo~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It's a boring day around here and after yesterday that is just fine by me!
Mom made a big pot of pinto beans and is going to use part of them for chili and try making refried beans out of the rest.
Thank you for the BOTD congrats!
I can't believe it's so hot at your house. We are suppose to be near 80 on Monday and we think that is too hot!
The overnight construction continues! They managed to get part of the left lane across the street paved last night. That means they will start working on our side tonight. They don't work Saturday or Sunday so I only have to put up with the beeping for one more night. Mom is leaving the radio turned up to help drown out the noise.
They did the cross street in 4 nights but I don't think they can shut down many lanes out here because it's a truck route. We are only a mile from the freeway on ramp so there are lots of trucks heading towards the freeway including the huge trucks from Boeing. They make the wings down here and ship them up to Everett to put on the planes.
McKenzie saw her first baby this morning and she did not know what to make of it! The lady who lives across from us has a 3 month old daughter and she was out in her car seat when McKenzie was going out to the dog park! McKenzie sat down and started wagging her tail! Then the baby started fussing so McKenzie got behind mom!hahahahahaha I suppose I should laugh at her since those little humans make me nervous too!
Gardeners are here and they planted tons of yellow mums out front. It looks so pretty! They just started to do the lawns since it was raining this morning.
Hope you enjoy the company and the yummy food! Your mom was smart to cook ahead of time! We do that or use the crockpot!
Enjoy the day and I hope it's just spectacular!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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04/29/2016 01:48.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Picabo!
Hi Everybirdie! Tonight we will be making a shredder toy that looks like a cupcake. You will need,

- A treat cup
- Cupcake papers
- Beads
- Safe stringing material

Start by taking your string and knotting the bottom. Take your treat cup, poke a hole in the bottom, and string that on facing up. Now take beads, and string them on until you have beads almost to the top of the cup. Take your cupcake papers, and cut the sides into strips and poke holes in the middle. Now we are going to be making a puff on top. String on a paper facing down, then one facing up, then one facing down, and so on until you have a puff that looks like frosting. Now take some beads, string them on, and top it off with a bigger red bead. Tie a loop, and you're done!

When mom starting making this toy tonight, it was supposed to turn out like a bowl of ice cream. But she thought it looked a lot more like a cupcake and left it that way. There is a picture in my gallery!

Thanks for voting for me!

Hugs,
Grey Bird

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04/28/2016 11:28.48 PM Report This Comment  
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