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Veronica (Miss Ronnie)-Go Kevlar Keets

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Thanks to Zippy for my nomination.And thanks to Grover's mom for my botd pictures. She was one of 2 rare parakeets in the store, the smaller of the 2 and we felt like she needed a good home.

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Hi! My name is Veronica (Miss Ronnie)-Go Kevlar Keets

I am a Budgerigar from stickney, IL.

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5 years old   F

Budgerigar

swinging honey treat bars

Right by the Window checking out the cute woodpecker



taking me home and giving me my own big cage and lots of toys to play with and my other flockmates, Toby and Snowball

hanging upside down from her perch and chirping at me till I wake up.

i may be small but don't underestimate me.

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  Hello Miss Ronnie~
I hope you are having a wonderful day. It's been really nice here and not too hot at all. We are glad about that since we don't handle heat too well.
Mom put in for vacation at the end of September. She hopes it gets approved since she hasn't taken more than one day off in the last year. She had to cash out her vacation time last year since dad wasn't working and they needed the money. It's been a long year and mom totally understands why your mom would like to run away for a while. We hope she gets to take some time off soon too!
Mom has lots of projects she wants to get done but there never seems to be enough time so having some time off will give her the chance to get stuff done.
I hope your day is just wonderful and I hope your uncle enjoys his vacation!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

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08/22/2014 02:32.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Miss Ronnie~
I hope you are having a great day! Everything is fine here at my nest. I'm having some playtime with mom and soon I will head off to the play cage for my apple.
We have lots of chores to get done today and I think mom is going over to the market to get a few things. It's only at the end of our driveway so she won't be gone long. Later on we will be getting some cooking done. My beans and grains for my mash are soaking and mom will cook those tonight. I am hoping that some corn bread will be on the menu too! A little corn bread to go with my mash sounds like an excellent idea to me!
I do hope you enjoy your day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
With love ~ Sugar

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08/14/2014 11:23.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Miss Ronnie~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It's still very pretty here and I am enjoying this last month of summer!

Today is the little niece Maddie 2nd birthday! Time flies! The picture in my gallery is from this morning! She is going to have a party today but I don't get to go. I guess one little kid around is okay but a whole bunch of them would be too much for me to take! I'll get to see her soon!

Merlin is shedding, Mandy is shedding and I am molting! That evil vacuum has been out way too much! mom tries to move us to different rooms when she uses it but she has had to use it so much in the past few days that one of us is always around! Merlin doesn't really care about it but it kind of freaks Mandy out! I go into Monster Bird mode and stomp around! Mom thinks it's funny when I do that! A little respect for the zon attitude is needed!!!!

Enjoy the day and I do hope it's just perfect! We hope your mom gets to see Guardians of the Galaxy. Mom said it was really good!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

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08/09/2014 12:16.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Miss Ronnie~
I hope you are having a great day! It's still very summery up here and we are enjoying it. It hasn't been too hot at all! It's been nice to have so much sunshine!
It's been a nice quiet day so far. I like the quiet ones!
When mom is working, she keeps her cell phone in the pocket of her apron. When she went on break last night she shoved her wallet into the pocket with the cell phone and accidentally dialed Aunt Theresa!! Mom goes on break at 1am so it was 4am at Aunt Theresa's house! Luckily Aunt Theresa was awake. She told mom that my Ceasaur and Cheeta are both doing well. If you didn't know, they were both bitten by one of their macaw fiblings who had escaped their cage! Ceasaur got his foot hurt and Cheeta ended up with a broken wing. They are both healing and will be just fine! That made me very happy and worth mom being embarrassed about calling at an ungodly hour! I keep telling you all that mom is such a dork!hahahahahahaha
I hope you enjoy the day! Leaving a vote and sending hugs your way!
Love you ~ Sugar

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08/04/2014 01:56.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Miss Ronnie~
Congratulations to Mikey 61671 who has made it to the
10K Hall of Fame Club!!

Please stop by to congratulate him and enjoy the party we've put together for him! Page #197082

Thank you ~ Sugar

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08/03/2014 10:36.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Miss Ronnie~
I hope you had a wonderful day. It was a pretty nice one here. We had some computer problems but mom ran a scan and it all seems to be running okay now.
I spent the day supervising chores and playing with toys. Dad is home and he is a bit messy. There is of course tons of laundry stacked in the living room! Really kind of boring around here but that is just fine by me!
Mom did the market thing early today since dad had 2 doctor appointments. He has to squeeze them all in when he is home. I don't know when he is going to go back out on the road.
Enjoy the evening and I do hope it's perfect!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

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07/18/2014 08:29.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Miss Ronnie~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It is very
HOT HOT HOT and I HATE HATE HATE it!hahahahahahaha
We have not had to use the portable AC yet and I only need to make it through the next couple of days and it will be over!
Somehow Rio and Skye were not on the Hatchday list for today so I hope you can get over to wish them a Happy Hatchday! Their page number is 242433. Thanks!
Enjoy your Saturday! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar

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07/12/2014 12:50.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Miss Ronnie~
I hope you are all having a wonderful 4th of July! We had some dork across the street blowing off fireworks at 10am this morning! It's sunny out!!!HELLO!!! What fun are fireworks in the sunlight! Anyway about an hour into his sunlight show we smelled smoke and the fire department showed up! I feel so very sorry for firefighters on a day like today! They are going to be so very tired! I hope if he decides to do a nightime show he is more careful.
Fireworks are not allowed in my complex which I am very happy about. I like looking at them but I'm glad they are not allowed around here.
I hope you have just a wonderful night!! Tell your mom to hang in there!
Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar

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07/04/2014 05:52.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Miss Ronnie~
In honor of reaching his 10 Thousandth vote a recption will be held for Mayo at the 10K HOF Club house 197082.

Maxie is not available at the moment but please feel free to stop by and congratulate Mayo and enjoy some food!

Thank you all so very much!

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07/03/2014 01:11.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Miss Ronnie~
I hope you had a great day! I had a pretty good day. Mom has a sinus infection so we just spent a quiet day together.
I have 3 new cousins! Mom's sister took in 3 budgies from a family who moved to Ohio. They had a nice flight cage but no toys and the family just left them in a back room and didn't pay any attention to them! They didn't even have any names! Mom suggested that her sister name them Prue, Piper and Paige after the 3 sister in Charmed. They are 3 little ladies who are 3 years old! Mom told her sister not to look at them directly in the eye and to give them some time to get use to her. She has already bought them all kinds of toys and perches! I think they will be very happy there!
Have a great night! I hope it's just perfect!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

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06/26/2014 09:14.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miss Ronnie and flockily
Little Angel here with a card of thanks for joining Dixie and I at our bridal shower last Friday. We had so much fun and Sugar did an awesome job decorating, everything was beautiful. The food and drinks were great. Dixie and I have to make room for all the wonderful gifts our friends "showered" upon us. We have everything we will need to set up our new cage-home when we return from our honeymoon.
Dixie and I are trying hard to stop by to thank everyone for their wonderful gifts. There is a lot to do with our wedding only 9 days away.
love Little Angel

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06/25/2014 09:31.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Miss Ronnie~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! Happy Summer!

Our first day of summer did not start out so well. There was a dead pigeon on the balcony this morning and it made us all very sad. We could hear the other pigeons cooing and we wonder if they knew what had happened. There was no obvious signs of what it died from so maybe it was just old and it was it's time to go. Still, it was a lousy way to begin summer.

We have a few chores to get done and dad is going to take the rest of his stuff over to his truck. He will leave tonight. Mom will drop him off on her way to work since the truck terminal is in the same town mom works in.

Thank you so much for coming by the shower yesterday. I think it went pretty well.

I hope your day is just perfect! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
With love from Sugar

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06/21/2014 11:21.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Miss Ronnie~
I hope you are having a great day!
I am hosting a Bridal Shower for Little Angel who is marrying my buddy Dixie on July 4th. Every bird is invted!
I put up the party page for Little Angel. It is page number 270690 but it's attached to my page so you can find it there. I hope you can make it on Friday the 20th! All the info is there and I hope you can all make it!
Enjoy the day!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

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06/18/2014 01:55.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Miss Ronnie~
I hope you are having a great day!
On Friday June 20th I am hosting a Bridal Shower for Little Angel. I will have more details tomorrow but I hope you can attend! It will be at 7pm eastern and I will be putting a page up just for the party!!
Enjoy the day!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

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06/17/2014 12:02.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Miss Ronnie~
I hope you are enjoying the day!
We had a crazy day. The fire alarm people did not show up until nearly noon. They started on the other side of the complex! We had already done all our chores and were just waiting for them to show up. Mom had just gotten on Facebook and went to click on a Linkin Park Video when the fire alarms went off! Mom thought it was feedback from the video and turned the sound down! When the screeching kept going she final realized it was the alarms!hahahahaha
Mandy, Merlin and I were taken into mom's bathroom to wait for the inspection to be done. It was only for 10 minutes but Mandy was freaking out! She was panting hard and kept trying to squeeze behind mom! Merlin just sat in the sink like he always does. I was perfectly okay and just spent time chatting with mom.
Mom had to go to the market after that. She wasn't gone for a long time at least. She and Ian went to the mall to look for shoes for Ian first. He wears a 15 so not all the stores have shoes that big. He found some at Famous Footwear so he's happy! They stopped at Dairy Queen after that. They were taking donations for the children's miracle network at Diary Queen so mom bought a big balloon and put my name on it! It's now hanging at the Dairy Queen in the Mall! I'm gonna be famous!hahahahahaha It's the biggest balloon there!
I hope you all enjoy the rest of your day!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

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06/13/2014 07:07.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Miss Ronnie~
I hope you are having a great day! I've got sunshine!
I just got into my play cage for my apple. I am late today because I was just having too much fun playing on the t-stand! I was flapping my wings and shaking my tail! Mom said I was a real "dancing queen" this morning. She just loves it when I shake my tail!
Not much else going on today. Ian just got called into work but that is nothing new. There seems to be a lot of people who either don't show up or want to switch shifts with him. It gets him lots of hours so he is just fine with it.
Enjoy your day and I do hope it's just perfect!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

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06/11/2014 12:49.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Miss Ronnie~
I hope you are having a great day! I hope the weather is lovely at your home!
It has been a very boring week so far. Nothing exciting to share!
It is sunny and very nice outside so I have been spending some time watching the people in the complex pool. Always seems silly to me to be splashing around and getting all wet. They all seem to enjoy it though! I have been spending a lot of time playing with my measuring cups this week. Mom got a plastic link chain and hung them from the top of the play cage. I love to slam them into the side of the cage and just swing back and forth with them!
It's our weekend now. I know that cleaning in on the schedule but I don't know what else. I think the dog is going to get a bath but I never see that happen. I just see her when she comes out and prances around! She is such a goof and loves everyone to tell her how pretty she looks after a bath.
I hope everything is just perfect at your nest!
Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar

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06/05/2014 07:17.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Miss Ronnie~
I hope you are having a great day! It's 60 and sunny here. Another trick the tourist kind of day!hahaha
The gardeners are here so I've squawked a greeting to them and yelled at the silly humans in the pool! A good days work so far!
Mom had to go to the market but Jennifer is off today so she was here to keep me company! I don't need anything since I have my apples and a nice big bag of organic grapes so I'm set! Mom looked a the cherries but they are 6$ a pound and not even organic! I like the grapes better anyway. She had to get food for Merlin and even though he's a pest, I wouldn't want him to starve! He would drive us all crazy with his howling if there wasn't any food for him! He howls anyway but it's worse when he wants food!
Mom fell over Mandy when she got up this morning. She is just fine but I thought we were all going to play some kind of game since she was on the floor! I climbed down to peek out under the cage cover and asked her if she was okay. Merlin was sitting at the end of the bed howling for breakfast even though it was very early and Mandy was looking a bit worried! I started laughing and so did mom, so Mandy calmed down. Merlin just kept howling! He's only a cat so we have to forgive him for being unconcerned! It was nice to start the day off with a laugh!
I hope you enjoy your day and get to do some laughing too!
Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar

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05/30/2014 05:18.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Miss Ronnie~
I hope you are having a fun day! It's still cloudy and rainy here but then it wouldn't be a holiday weekend if it wasn't rainy!Hahahahahahaha
Mom is working her regular schedule so we are getting things ready for her to start her work week tonight. I hear that the cages are going to be cleaned too so I'm not too happy about that. My night cage gets put into mom's shower so I don't ever see that happen. I would get to cranky if I had to see that!
Mom and Ian went to see X-Men yesterday and really enjoyed it. Jennifer didn't want to see it so she hung out with me! We watched Project Runway repeats and it was awful! The snacks were good though.
The family went over to a new Mexican restaurant last night for dinner. Mom said is was okay but not worth the money. They don't go out to eat much so when they do they like to go somewhere spectacular!
The voting for Sam 212680 to benefit Iowa Parrot Rescue starts at 12am ESt tonight! I know I can count on you for a vote!
Enjoy the day and I hope it is just perfect!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

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05/24/2014 10:37.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Miss Ronnie~
I hope you are having a great day! The rain came back here last night. We had this beautiful sunny week and now the rain is back for the weekend!hahahahaha It always happens like that. Mom is working and we don't BBQ so it doesn't really matter to us. Nothing stops up here because of the rain because if it did nothing would ever get done!
The fundraiser for Sam 212680 is this Sunday the 25th. I know most birds are already voting for him but if you know some birds that I don't, perhaps you could ask them to drop off a vote!! Falco, Willie and Peppino's mom and Raffikki's mom are going to match the donations so it is going to be a huge gift for the birds who live at the Iowa Parrot Rescue! I know it's a holiday weekend but I hope every bird can spare a few minutes to vote. It just happens that Memorial Day weekend is the day I came to live with mom! I think that is a great reason to celebrate!
I've been doing my part by ripping up mom's notebook with all her notes in it! She has to write everything down so that she remembers who is having a hatchday, etc. I have been shredding the old stuff so she doesn't get confused with too many lists! It's the least I can do since I am so very good at ripping things up!
Is the construction at your mom's work done yet?? I can't imagine how difficult it is to work under those conditions! Mom's store had a remodel not too long ago and it was a big pain! We're thinking about mom and we hope she is doing okay!
I hope you enjoy the day and that it is just perfect!
Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar

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05/23/2014 12:39.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Miss Ronnie~
I hope you are having a great day!

As most of you already know, I came to live with my mom when her sister was unable to care for me anymore! I have known mom for 30 years and been a part of the family for that long! Mom use to bird sit me so when I needed a new place to live she was the logical choice! That and the fact that she has always loved me so very much!

To celebrate my 6th anniversary of being with my mom, I am holding a fund raiser for Iowa Parrot Rescue. I support this rescue every month and am amazed at the awesome job Mike and Abi do to take care of birds in need of a home. I have many friends who are in forever homes who started out at IPR. I am a lucky bird since I have been with my family for 30 years and will continue to live with them until the end of my life. There are many birds who are not as fortunate as us! They have already adopted out many birds this year but for some reason, no Amazons! Being an Amazon, I want to help out my fellow zons!

On May 25th-next Sunday-every vote that Sam gets will mean a dollar contribution for the Iowa Parrot Rescue! You can help by leaving a vote for Sam that day! I really appreciate every vote that will mean money for the IPR! Tell your friends who may not know me and Thank you in advance!!

I know the BC has been slowing down and many birds have lost interest lately but I hope you will all get out to support Sam and the IPR!

I hope your day is just perfect!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

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05/16/2014 01:55.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Miss Ronnie~
I hope you are all enjoying the day! It's dry here now but the dark clouds are rolling in again. I'm enjoying watching the flags in front of the complex blow in the wind! They have Tulips on them and are very pretty.
Your poor mom! How long is this remodel going to go on? To have to go to another building to use the restroom is just nuts! We hope she is off for the weekend and can get some peace and quiet!
We are just doing the usual Saturday morning cooking. There is chili in the crockpot and chicken cooking on the stove. It's going to be chicken enchiladas. Everyone works different schedules around here so mom tries to get some meals done that everyone can just heat and eat when they have the time. I help out by tasting the tortillas and a few beans just to make sure they are good!hehehehehehe
Not much else going on today. Mom has to get her things ready for her workweek and then get some sleep before she has to head out tonight.
I hope you have a fabulous day! Stomping out a vote and sending hugs your way!
Love you ~ Sugar

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05/10/2014 11:49.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Miss Ronnie~
I hope you are having a great day! It's rainy up here but the gardeners came anyway! They pulled out all the flowers out of the planters and the front last week so they are going to be planting more today! I can't wait to see what they are going to plant! It was violets and pansies last time. Perhaps we will get some marigolds this time! They are always pretty to look at!
The evil vacuum seems to be working great and I didn't growl nearly as much last time mom used it! I am not going to ever like the evil thing but it seems to make mom happy to have a working one! It's strange what makes the parronts happy!hehehehehehehe
Mom has to go to the market today but after that we are going to hang out around the house. I am hoping mom will find a movie for us to watch tonight and make some popcorn! I love popcorn!
The post office is having their food drive tomorrow so later on I will help mom get the bag ready to leave out tomorrow. I picked applesauce to donate because I love to eat it! Mom said it was very nice of me and that she is sure anyone who gets it will love it!
I do hope your day is just perfect! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar

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05/09/2014 01:31.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Miss Ronnie~
I hope you are having a fantastic day!
Mom came home all excited this morning and told me to wait to see what she bought! Are you ready for this??
A VACUUM! Wasn't one in the house enough? You know I hate those things! Why she thought I would be as excited as she was is beyond me!!
She told me she had been looking at this one for a while and waited for today since it was on sale, it is senior discount day and you get a free 10$ gift card with it. It is a Hoover Windtunnel 2 for Pets! Since you don't need a vacuum to pick up feathers or wood chunks, I am placing the blame for this disaster on Mandy and Merlin! If mom would just shave them we would not have a need for the vacuum!!
Mom said the other one is just too old and doesn't work well anymore! That's because the horrible thing has been vacuuming up dog and cat hair for years! I do have to say that this one is much quieter and has lovely red accessories but it's still a vacuum!
You do not need to feel sorry for me since I know you have to put up the the same thing!! Parronts are such clean freaks!!
I will try to enjoy my day anyway and I hope you do too!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

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05/06/2014 12:56.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Miss Ronnie~
I hope all is well at your nest. It's just fine here. We are getting ready for the little niece Maddie who is coming for a visit today. I don't usually like the little humans but Maddie and I get along well. She is rather quiet and I appreciate that! The one's who make a lot of noise and move around too much make me nervous!
I have my cage all neat and tidy! I want to set a good example for the little one! Actually mom wants me to be a good example! I think I should show her how much fun ripping up newspaper can be!
Enjoy the weekend! I hope you get to have lots of fun!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

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05/03/2014 03:16.25 AM Report This Comment  
  GREETINGS MY MOST LOYAL OF SUBJECTS
GREETINGS MY LOYAL SUBJECTS
On my last day as your queen my assistant Princess Boo Boo and I would like to add one more piece of advice which we feel is of utmost importance for birds as well as our hoomaaan caretakers. Always eat more fruits and vegetables and buy them organic when you can. sometimes organic produce is more expensive or isn’t easily available. The Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce – to empower you as a consumer. With the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen lists on hand, you’ll know which fruits and vegetables have the most pesticide residues and which ones will help you lower your exposure to potentially harmful chemicals and pesticides.
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APPLES
STRAWBERRIES
GRAPES
CELERY
PEACHES
SPINACH
SWEET BELL PEPPERS
NECTARINES - IMPORTED
CUCUMBERS
CHERRY TOMATOES
SNAP PEAS - IMPORTED
POTATOES
HOT PEPPERS
KALE/COLLARD GREENS

Clean Fifteen™

AVOCADOS
SWEET CORN
PINEAPPLES
CABBAGE
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ONIONS
ASPARAGUS
MANGOES
PAPAYAS
KIWI
EGGPLANT
GRAPEFRUIT
CLEAN FIFTEEN™
CANTALOUPE
CAULIFLOWER
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LOVE QUEEN CORI AND PRINCESS BOO BOO

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04/30/2014 01:44.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Miss Ronnie~
I hope you had a great day!! I sure hope your mom feels better. It's awful that she had to be sick on Easter!
We had a nice day today just hanging out at home. mom made another Easter dinner tonight because dad wasn't home for the first one. He got home yesterday after being on the road for 3 months. He'll be home until Tuesday and then he'll be off again!
You all enjoy the evening and take good care of your mom!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

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04/25/2014 09:31.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Miss Ronnie~
I hope you are having the most wonderful Easter ever! Things got busy around here so I have to keep it short today!
We are cooking a ham but we are not really going to have a sit down dinner since mom and Ian are working. Dad is in Montana somewhere! Everyone will eat when they can!

Mom finally got herself an MP3 player. Her's broke months ago and she just can't stand the "Leisure Suit Larry Lounge" music anymore! She found all the music files and started loading songs on the MP3 but when she looked, the songs were not there! It took my genius mom about half and hour to realize that Jennifer had her MP3 player plugged in also so mom put all that music on Jennifer's MP3 player! Boy is she going to be surprised!hahahahahahaha Mom is such a dork!!

We hope your mom is feeling much better! Trying to clean while you are having allergy problems is just miserable!

Happy Easter!!
With love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

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04/20/2014 12:44.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Miss Ronnie~
I hope you are having a great day! Absolutely nothing of interest going on in my world but I did want to come by and say hello!
We have been doing more spring cleaning this week and it's really not very exciting at all!! Mom scrubbed the sliding glass door and the screen! It's so bright and pretty and I have an excellent view of the flags out in front of the complex! It's always windy around here so they are always flapping! They have red tulips on the flags and I enjoy watching them wave in the wind!
I hope you are enjoying your day and that window cleaning is not the most exciting thing going on in your life! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

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04/15/2014 11:20.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Miss Ronnie~
I am so happy to hear that spring has sprung! It's about time!!!hahahahahaha
That is so funny about your mom saying she could make another bird with all the feathers! Mom says that when she brushes the dog! It's true too because that pile of fur is really huge!
It was a bit cooler this morning so mom decided chili would be good! Well, you know what goes with chili??
Corn bread!!!!! I just finished stuffing my beak and I know there is another slice put away just for me! Oh I do love that stuff!
Enjoy the day sweetie!!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

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04/09/2014 12:17.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Miss Ronnie~
I hope you are having a great day! It's very pretty here! A real spring day!
Mom was off last night and she'll be off again on Friday. She couldn't get two days off in a row this week because there is too much work. It's clearance week plus they added a special weekend ad. The store is having it's Fuschia event this weekend so there will be special sales to go along with it. It's an annual event and everyone looks forward to it. They have geranium and fuschia starts for sale and if you bring your own pot the garden staff will plant them for you. Hanging baskets are a big thing up here so by next week you will be seeing them everywhere.
I have spent the morning trying to keep Merlin away from mom! He had his outside on the balcony time and play with the ribbon time but he is trying to butt into my climb on mom time! I told him he needs to go grab a nap until I'm ready for my apple and then he can jump up on the computer desk again!
Enjoy the day and I do hope it's a spectacular day!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

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04/07/2014 10:50.53 AM Report This Comment  
  HI MISS RONNNE
THANKYOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT DURING MY MONTH OF MARCH BOTM CAMPAIGN. I ESPECIALLY WANT TO THANK MY LITTLE FISTER BOO BOO FOR WORKING HER LITTLE BUM OFF ORGANIZING MY SPEECHES AND KEEPING ME IN LINE
LISTED BELOW ARE SOME OF THE REFERENCES WE USED FOR MY CAMPAIGN SPEECHES. WE HOPE YOU FOUND SOMETHING INTERESTING IN MY SPEECHES
american bird conservancy
cornell lab of ornithology
national wildlife
the sierra club
audubon
books
a bird in the hand - leonard mann
the birders miscellany- scott weidensaul
the folklore of birds-laura c martin
100 birds and how they got their name-diana wells
irish cures mystic charms and superstitions-lady wilde
one for sorrow a book of old fashioned lore-chloe rhodes
flights of fancy- peter tate
why pandas do handstand-augustus brown
birds in legends fables and folklore-ernest ingersoll
wildelife folklore-laura c martin
birds in fact & legend-salter harper

all our love
Cori and Boo Boo (campaign manager)

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03/31/2014 05:52.54 PM Report This Comment  
  HI MISS RONNIE
Boo Boo announces before Coris speech that they woke up to a dusting of snow this morning and then she wishes all the birds a lovely day.
Many of the birds inhabiting the south american rainforest depend on old growth forests for their winter stay before migrating north in the spring. the deforestation and destruction of the rain forests are wrecking havoc on migratory birds. while in the north migratory birds might live entirely on insects upon arrival of the old growth forests they will depend entirely on fruits to sustain them. logging for timber by cutting down old growth tress plus the fragmentation of the forests by the oil and gas companies by drilling and fracking are causing an alarming decrease in bird populations. this hasn't even covered the topic of all the toxic spills that have occurred polluting fresh drinking sources and polluting the air. I’m sorry to say the latest news from Galveston Texas is not good.
The slick caused by the recent toxic spill in the Gulf of Mexico is drifting toward Chester’s Island, a critical bird habitat in Matagorda Bay. The island hosts tens of thousands of breeding waterbirds each year.This crisis is far from over.
thats why i would like to talk today about trees and their importance.
THE VALUE AMOUNT OF A TREE IS $193,250. according to Professor T.M.Dass of the university of Calcutta. One tree living 50 years will generate $31,250 worth of oxygen, provide $62,000 worth of air pollution control, control soil erosion and increase soil fertility to the tune of $31,250 recycle $37,500 worth of water and provide a home for animals worth $31,250. this of course does not include the value of the fruits or beauty derived from trees.

BUT DOWN DEEP
AT THE MOLECULAR HEART OF LIFE
THE TREES AND WE
ARE ESSENTIALLY THE SAME-------Carl Sagan

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love Cori and Boo Boo (campaign manager)
(Yes We Are Tree Huggers and Proud of it)

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03/30/2014 09:50.21 AM Report This Comment  
  HI MISS RONNIE
Ravens have inspired a large body of folklore and legend which is not entirely negative. i would like to concentrate on the more positive tales . for a good laugh you can google the Raven saying Never More Never more WHACKA WHACKA WHACKA on u-tube.

the vikings worshipped and revered ravens and its image was carried on all their banners and shields. since ravens had the power of human speech they were thought to fly all over the world everyday returning at night to tell of what they had seen and heard. the irish phrase"ravens knowledge" applies to anyone who appears to see and know all. in europe the raven was considered a mystical and magical bird. Alexander the Great was said to have been guided across the desert by two ravens sent from heaven. in Briton legend maintains that England will not fall as long as Ravens remain in the tower of London.

the raven was connected with the creation of the world by american indians who made people out of a rock and a leaf. the raven showed the leaf to the people and said "see this leaf" you are to be like it. when the leaf falls from the branch and rots there is nothing left. thus the raven also brought death to the world. one indian tribe believed he raven was a mythical ancestor of their tribe and performed many wonderful deeds at the beginning of the world. one such deed was determining the particular task a bird should perform, where they should live and what their color should be. for instance the American Robin was was to give pleasure to man through its beauty. all birds were told to dress differently so they could recognize each other. the Blue-Jay was told to pie its hair high and tie it with a string. the magical Raven could transform itself into whatever shape it chose and remove its feathers like a coat. as a spirit of creation he had not beginning or no end.

THANKYOU FOR YOUR VOTES

love Cori and Boo Boo (campaign manager)

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03/29/2014 01:11.13 PM Report This Comment  
  HI MISS RONNIE
Cori decides to do something a little different today and tells Boo Boo to take a seat with the rest of the bird audience because today she is talking about Blue Jays. Boo Boo clapped her wings with glee upon hearing this and listens intently to Cori.

noisy and fearless and found throughout the eastern united states and canada but also extending westward and sometimes spotted in western states. there are a few legends that blue jays have acquired over the years. southerners say Blue Jays were yoked to a plow by a sparrow and the mark left by the ole can still be seen on the blue jays breast.
the Cherokee indianas suggest that if find a blue jay feather, soak it in water and then gently brush a childs eye with it, the child will become an wary riser. this will not work if the feather is taken from the bird, it must be found on the ground.
indians from the hudson bay area believe the Canadian jay crowed out a warning whenever the tried to sneak up on a Eskimo camp and for this reason the indians often killed the Canada Jay
because Blue Jays do not always retrieve all of the acorns and other seeds they bury in the fall, they are friends to the forest by "planting" new seeds.
around the time automobiles became common, a Jaywalker meant a rustic bumpkin who didn't look where he was going and a "Jay" often referred to a silly person perhaps because they were considered vain about their gaudy plumage.

HAPPY TGIF DAY
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love Cori and Boo Boo (campaign manager)

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03/28/2014 11:43.53 AM Report This Comment  
  HI MISS RONNIE
the 300 species of Hummingbirds feed mainly on red tubular flowers with a long beak with an even longer tongue that laps up the nectar. they also eat small insects that live near the flowers like spiders ,beetles, ants aphids and gnats. these small flying gems are anything but cowardly, unafraid of humans and battle furiously among themselves defending their territory.observing this, aztec warriors believed they would be reincarnated as hummingbirds upon death in battle. they also believed the hummingbird was one of the original creators of the universe.
in one mayan legend the great god was busy making different kinds of birds for the world. when he was finished he found a tiny pile of scraps left over and not wanting to waste anything decided to make the tiniest bird of all. after making a pair of hummingbirds he called all the birds together to celebrate. many birds brought gifts. the house finch gave red feathers for the male to make a scarf, which the male then gave 1 or 2 of these feathers to the female. the sun gave a present also and shone down on the couple making their feathers gleam and sparkle like gold and jewels. since that time hummingbirds feathers glow with an iridescence in the sun.
indians of the american south west considered hummingbirds to be bringers of rain. it was felt the little hummer had a direct connection to the god of rain and would bring much needed water to this region. water jars were decorated with paintings of hummers. Hopi and Zuni tribes include the hummingbird in their ceremonial rain dances
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love Cori and Boo Boo(campaign manager)

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03/27/2014 12:37.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Miss Ronnie~
I hope you had a really great day! I just hung out and played with toys mostly. Mom and I sorted out some drawers and got rid of some stuff that we don't use anymore. It was fun to see what was in the drawers but there wasn't anything that interested me in there!
I hope you evening is just perfect! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar

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03/26/2014 06:43.59 PM Report This Comment  
  HI MISS RONNIE
Boo Boo does the HAPPY HUMPDAY dance before Coris speech:
the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird is the only hummingbird that breeds in the northeastern united states. one early naturalist felt the birds rapidly beating wings sounded like a bumble bee and named it the Humbird. the Ruby-Throated migrates from South America to southern canada flying non-stop , 500 miles, across the Gulf of Mexico.in the western united states the Rufous Hummingbird ranges farther north than any other hummingbird going as far as southern Alaska. the Annas Hummingbird resides in California wandering sometimes into Arizona and along the Rockies north into Canada . a popular myth was that the Hummingbirds must be hitchhiking a ride on larger birds to be able to travel such long distances.

hummingbirds have almost the highest metabolism of any warm blooded mammal and feed almost continuously often becoming torpid at night to preserve their energy. the female laying on her eggs doesn't have the luxury of lowering her metabolism at night since she must keep her 2 eggs warm. the intricately woven nest made up of spider web silk seems to protect her and her eggs from the cold.
in one Mayan legend birds who asked a tribal wiseman how to build a sturdy nest were sent to the hummingbirds for instructions.

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03/26/2014 02:27.18 PM Report This Comment  
  HI MISS RONNIE
Boo Boo makes Cori gargle with cepacol before her speech today and then makes her spit it out into a little brass spittoon.

A Hummingbird rarely makes any sound other than the faint :hum of its beating wings and will make a high pitched chirping sound when angry. the reason a legend says is greed. the Hummingbirds extensible tongue allows it to reach deep into a flower to obtain nectar. according to legend the Hummingbird swallowed too much nectar at one time and lost its voice in the flower. that is why the Hummingbird dashes from bloom to bloom so swiftly- it is searching for its lost voice. another legend states that the Hummingbird hibernates instead of migrating. written in a old book of folklore "Hummingbirds live by the dew and juice of flowers. they die or sleep every year in the month of october, sitting upon a a little bough, in a warm and close place. the wake in the middle of april, after the flowers be sprung and therefore call themselves the revived birds.

perhaps one day the Hummingbird will find its lots voice in a flower and the sound will be lovely to hear.

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love Cori and Boo Boo (very tired campaign manager)

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03/25/2014 01:08.43 PM Report This Comment  
  HI MISS RONNIE
Boo Boo stands in front of the audience on this monday and gives a small introduction before Cori's campaign speech. since everybody is anxiously waiting for spring we thought we would end our campaign week talking about Hummingbirds, for when they return to the colder regions spring must be here even if it doesn't feel like it.

When the pilgrims stepped ashore in Massachusetts in 1620 the indian chiefs who greeted them wore strange, small glittering ornaments in their ears-they were stuffed hummingbirds. Cortez, the spanish conquistador was astonished when he met Montezuma in Mexico, to see that the Aztec emperor and nobles of the court were arrayed in long coats that shone brilliantly when the sun struck them. when such a cloak was presented to Cortez, he was amazed to find it made entirely of hundreds of hummingbird skins.

hummingbirds, the smallest of all birds(the Bee Hummingbird from Cuba is the size of a bumblebee) have almost been completely obliterated from the earth several times. somehow they managed to survive. in the 19th century it was fashionable to decorate ladies hats with them and millions were killed for it. in 1860 more than 500,000 hummingbird skins were auctioned in london. eventually laws were passed in the united states and london making it illegal to trade in hummingbird skins plus fashions changed so hummingbirds slowly made a recovery considering they only lay 2 small pearl sized eggs a year and are the prey of larger birds and squirrels. the destruction of their forests where they make their nests and pesticides are are now increasingly taking their toll on the tiny "jewels of the sky"

THANKYOU FOR YOUR VOTES

love Cori and Boo Boo (campaign manager)

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03/24/2014 01:02.19 PM Report This Comment  
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