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My daughter wanted a cockatiel while she was still living at home. He chose me to bond with...when my daughter moved out, she gave him (along with Pepper, her other cockatiel) to me..

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Hi! My name is THANKS EVERYBIRDY FOR BOTD 4/16/15!

I am a Cockatiel from Racine, WI.

"Crowboy"

18 years old   M

Cockatiel

millet, brown rice, whole wheat pasta, cornbread, potatoes

my shoulder; perched next to me

He loves to be with me...all the time. He greets every morning with joy...chatters & bobs, says "angelbird" over and over.

"Everything!"

crowing, eats out of my other cockatiels food bowl every chance he gets, will only let me scratch his head.

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  Saturday Flitzer
Happy Saturday.
Just Flying by with a Vote and a Hug
~Wings Up~

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04/18/2015 02:19.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Friday
A Windy Rainy, Friday morning.
Broccoli Today...to "keep me green".
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Have a wonderful day.
~Wings Up~

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04/17/2015 03:50.11 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Angelbird.
congratulations on winning BOTD. we are having the most super fun time ever at the birdy castle today celebrating your special honor with you.

love Queen Boo Boo and of course your Cori

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04/16/2015 10:56.47 PM Report This Comment  
  VOTE MIKEY D PG #247164 FOR BOTM
HEY ANGEL, CONGRATULATIONS ON BEING OUR BOTD. ITS GREAT WHEN WE HAVE A TIEL IN THE CASTLE.

HAVE FUN. I AM SURE PEPPER IS ENJOYING IT TOO.

KACEY

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04/16/2015 09:39.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Angel
GOOD YOU WON botd. hAVE A GREAT DAY, THIS IS YOUR SPECIAL DAY TO ENJOY.

William, San Francisco, CA.

04/16/2015 08:40.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi King Angel
Congratulations on botd.I hope you had a great time at the castle and in the spotlight. Have a good night.

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04/16/2015 07:51.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Congrats King Angel!
Wishing you a wonderful day at the Castle! Enjoy!
High 4- Picabo & Squeaky

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04/16/2015 07:06.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Angel!
Congrats on winning BOTD! You are a handsome asking! Have a great day at the castle today!
Love,
Raffikki

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04/16/2015 06:53.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations!!!
Congrats on winning BOTD. It is so nice to see your picture in the window. Hope you are having a good time celebrating your special day in the spotlight!! Leaving a vote for you.

Your friend,
Chipper

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04/16/2015 02:45.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Angel
Congratulations on winning botd and enjoy it to the fullest
For the day at the castle sure goes fast for some reason!
Your friend, Gus (Rip Chi chi)

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04/16/2015 02:00.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Angel
Today is Thursday
I'm flying by your page
to stamp U a votie
and to congratulate U
4 winning BOTD!
Have a greyt Thursday
be a good birdie
wings hugs
Your Pal, Oki

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04/16/2015 12:17.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Angel~
Congratulations! I am so happy for you!! I was overjoyed seeing you in that spotlight box today!! I know you are going to have a great time today!
Your royal portrait is now hanging in the gallery on the calendar page for all to admire!!!
Royal Hugs buddy ~ Sugar ♥

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04/16/2015 11:09.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations King Angel!
What a wonderful day to see your mug....hmmm....portrait with all the regality adorned so fashionably fantastical by your Majesty's self!! It will be a greyt day in the Castle for sure! All hail the KING!! HOOOZZZAAHHH!! Sam bows to King Angel & exits through the Throne Room doors as he follows the sweet smells coming from the Banquet Room!

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04/16/2015 10:03.22 AM Report This Comment  
  HI ANGEL!!!
Just stopping by to "Congrats you on being BOTD"..Enjoy your day celebrating at the castle with Queen Boo Boo..So nice to see another Tiel being honored and of course Tiels ROCK....Pecked another V4U...Have awesome day....Many birdie wing hugs to you...Stormy and the Dingmans Ferry Flock.... :o)

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04/16/2015 08:20.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations
on BOTD! Angel!We are so eggcited to see your sweet face on the Spotlight page this morning as our new King for the day!We are all flying by to wish you a greyt day in the Castle with Queen BooBoo for a day filled with fun,food,friends and family!Love always,Dixie,Kallie and Peepers

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04/16/2015 07:43.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations
Hey Angel, it's great to see you in the spotlight today. We all hope you (and Cori) have fun in the castle with Queen Booboo and don't get into too much mischief. Hugs, Falco and the boys

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04/16/2015 07:34.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Angel
CONGRATS on winning BOTD! Enjoy your day
Hugs
Chyna

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04/16/2015 07:30.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, King Angel
Congratulations on BOTD. So awesome to see a fellow 'tiel in the spotlight. Here's a vote in celebration. Have a wonderful day at the Castle with Queen Boo Boo. Wing hugs, Pearl and Silver.

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04/16/2015 04:42.03 AM Report This Comment  
  congratulations Angel !
I know you and the lovely miss Cori will enjoy the day in the castle with Queen BOO BOO !

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04/16/2015 04:18.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Thursday Flitzer / Happy BOTD
Great to have you as Bird-of-the-Day.
CELEBRATE!

Happy Thursday, friends.
Matchstick Carrots today - Yummm...
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For those who asked, there were star mints in the candy dish. i like to steal them, unwrap them and lick them....then leave for Dad to finish.
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Dad says "THE SOUND OF MUSIC" will be playing in theaters this Sunday and next Wednesday at 2pm and 7pm each day. I hope you get the chance to see it on The Big Screen. Wonderful BIG.
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~Wings Up~

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04/16/2015 03:49.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Angel & Pepper
Mikey D here after a day's absence. I must say Mr Sky ( Sky Flock) looks rather handsome with his beak and nails all trim and polished. Then to make it worse he got a huge wooden toy from Chuey's Chewable Bird Toy Creations. Geesh, I had to sit here and tend mules all day in the hot sun whilst I fretted some over how we'd get Jesse back from Black Bart. As I was sittin' astride the lazy-board on the wagon, driving these tired, sweaty mules Ms BB came ridin into our midst.


"I had a short meeting with The Bird yesterday up in the hills. He/she has had a hard time getting away from Black Bart. The Bird said "Black Bart & his gang have Jesse in their camp in the ghost town. They are in the saloon." I hope this intel helps. I am going to scout the ghost town for ways to get in without being seen" with this message she wheeled her steed and galloped off into the distance before I had a chance to ask any questions. The whole message has me troubled now. We have until sundown to figure out a way to rescue Jesse, before we have to deal with Black Bart. There ain't no way, no how we're gonna hand over our wagon train to the likes of that feathered rascal.
Lizzie is thoroughly disgusted." I shoulda toasted Black Bart last time," she thinks. "Now he has Jesse. I know I should just pay attention to my cooking but I sure do have a mind to torch that dastardly demon. " she exhales a puff of smoke and fire in her anger. Kaji looks at her, and grins. Black Bart just might have bitten off more then he can handle this time.
Mikey D calls a break, pulling off into a nice cool grove of cottonwood trees that grow by a shallow river bank. The perfect place for a quick, make-shift camp and rest. Everyone needs a break and somethin' good in their bellies, then they will figure out how to rescue Jesse from that bad varmint Bart. BB was off scouting the Ghost Town, and no doubt would be back soon with the intel they needed to make a quick, safe mission of it. Even the smell of roasting beef and bread wasn't enough to stop that knot of worry in Mikey D's stomach.




Sky and Gus arrive at the camp, and tend their team. Washing up in the river they hurry to find Mikey D. " We've been thinkin' boss, we might have a plan that just might work. You see, Black Bart isn't that bright, just mean and ornery so we were thinkin' that if we were to unload the wagons and deliver them to him at the Widow's Creek. Instead of freight we have gun-birds stowed away inside the wagon beds and when he comes to check them out, we gett'um good. He won't even suspect a thing. We act all afraid and all when we pull into the rendezvous place. We can teach that rat bird a lesson he'll never forget.
Mikey D listens carefully and smiles. It might just work, if everybirdie can play along with the plan. But "Is there enough birds willing to take on Black Bart?" he asks out loud hopeful that they can win this battle.
see ya tomorrow, Mikey D

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04/15/2015 06:56.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Midweek Flitzer
Happy Wednesday, friends!
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Hey, Raffi - that's funny about you flinging grapes at the wall. I eat my grapes, but I love to do that the blueberries - I suck out the juice and fling blueberry skins here and there. Daddy gets made 'cause they leave stains....i call it "art".
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Dad saw a great movie last night in the theater: "Woman in Gold" starring Helen Mirren.
It's getting poor reviews, but Dad loved the picture.
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~Wings Up~

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04/15/2015 03:41.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Angelbird.
mom knows what your mom means about cleaning. she tries to get everything neat and in place but it does get dusty at times. mom likes to clean one room at a time and by the time she is done with all the rooms it time to start over and sometimes mom doesn't start over and lets things slide a bit.

by the way how is Twixy? our Cookie still has the tumor on her foot but the vet said that considering everything wrong with Cookie it would break his heart if Cookie would die during surgery to remove her toe and mom and dad feel the same way so Cookie just wears a doggie tube sock on the bad foot so she doesn't lick the tumor and make it bleed she doesn't limp and acst fine. she does have a twisted trachea that she was born with which is causing some aggravation with coughing and choking as she is getting older. she is doing very good for 14 -1/2 and the codeine for her coughing makes her feel very good and stops the chocking

love Cori

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04/14/2015 11:03.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Fllitzer Tuesday
Happy Tuesday.
Green Gapes Today - Grapes are a Toy to play with AND a Food. They're great!
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Have a wonderful day.
~Wings Up~
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(Page #276082)
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04/14/2015 03:47.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Angel & Pepper
Howdy, Mikey D here from the Wild West. It seems that we were waitin' on Black Bart but he hasn't been seen, hide or feather. It's never good to take things for granted, but today, as we stop for a quick meal, and to rest our tired teams, life seems pretty bright and hopeful. Our trip has ben pretty free of mishaps, only one broken wheel, and now, Jesse and Gus have a lame mule to exchange. Heck, that's nothin' compared to some of the problems travelers encounters on the old trails in the 1800s.
" Mikey D, I will ride back to the remuda Boss, and exchange this old gal, for another mule. She's dun hurt herself on a rock, and cracked her hoof. I've tarred it good, but she ain't ready for no more pullin' right now." Jesse explains, as he saddles up a spare mount from the group of grazin' horses. "I won't be long, and then we'll be ready to move out when the rest of ya are done eattin'."
"Ok, be careful, Black Bart and his ragged bunch of varmints are sneakin' around somewheres."
Jesse ties the mule to the saddle horn, and springs into the saddle, kneeing the dunn mare into a slow walk, the mule limping slightly behind her. With the tip of his hat, he turns the bend in the road, and disappears out of sight.
" Come and getter" Kaji calls, hitting the triangle with the soup spoon. It doesn't take another call to get the hungry travelers lined up for grub. Mikey D and Chuey fill their plates with hot beans, bacon and beef. The smell making their beaks water. " Smells delicious as always!" Mikey says smiling at Lizzie, Kaji and the cooks' helpers dishin' out the food.
" Jesse rides the horse watchful of the landscape about him. The sun is warm and a slight soft breeze cools his sweaty body off. Driving the team is hard, tiring work, but the adventure is awesome he thinks to himself as his mind begins to wander. He thinks of Falco riding with the remuda. He hasn't seen her much during the trip, so this will be a nice break and opportunity to visit at least for a short while. Jesse gives the mare her head, and lets her pick her own path along the road as he back-tracks to the outskirts of the wagon-train where the remuda waits and grazes.
Mikey D finishes up and waits for the drivers and carporals to finish eating before gathering everybirdie togetehr for a short meeting. " We're nearing Abiquiru, but we need to keep moving on towards our goal. We will have Kaji and Lizzie and a few riders stop for fresh supplies, and continue along the trail. We will meet up later at the night stop. We need as much distance between us and Black Bart as we can possibly gain. I don't trust that scoundrel."
The general agreement is to go along with the plan, leaving only a half dozen birds back to get supplies, with some Beakertons' agents as escorts just in case they might run into troubles.
"I wonder where Jesse is?" Gus says
see ya tomorrow, MIKEY D

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04/12/2015 07:14.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Sunday
Dad and his friend JJ took JJ’s parents out to dinner for Grace's 94th Birthday at JOVI'S in Kenmore, NY.
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After dinner we went back to Grace and Joe's where we had a Chocolate Birthday Cake baked by Chrusciki Bakery. The cake was wonderful.
[Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Icing and a Lemon Filling]
Happy Birthday, Grace!
= = =
There is a forecast of sunshine and warmer temperatures today. I hope Dad can get me outside in my Travel Cage for a while.
~Wings Up~

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04/12/2015 01:57.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Saturday
Happy Saturday.
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Today we are celebrating the 94th Birthday of Dad's friend's Mom.
~Happy Birthday, Grace~
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Friday evening we all watched a fun n quirky little film on DVD.
"FRANCES HA" (2012) Directed by Noah Baumbach.
The director's new film is just opening this week
["While We're Young"] and Dad wants to see it in the theater
~Wings Up~

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04/11/2015 02:59.15 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi my dear Angel bird
i can finally read the blogs and bird channel seems to be working good right now. YEAAAAAY. savor it while it lasts i guess.

Cori and Angel take a stroll outside on this nice balmy spring night and stop and have a long lingering beaky kiss

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04/10/2015 10:14.17 PM Report This Comment  
  THANK YOU FROM FINNEGAN!
Hi Angel and Pepper,
Thanks for the congrats and the hatchday wishes. It was a great day at the castle!
Hugs from Finnegan♥

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04/10/2015 10:03.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Angel & Pepper
Hi fellow adventurers, Mikey D here with our Friday post on the trek across the USA with our special cargo. With BC actin' funny again, I sure hope we make it there safely. With Sweetpepper and Kacey's message about Black Bart, the whole future sure looks dark and ominous. Many of ya will recall Black Bart and his gang of thugs from our Cattle Drive last year. HE sure tried his darnedest to side-swipe us cow-birdies, but thanks to Jenny-Lynn and her group of scouts, his plans were squashed like a bug, and the cattle arrived safely in Wyoming.
"Kacey, can ya please go round up the Drivers and Carporals, we best be havin' us a meetin' and make some plans so's we can make it to California safe and sound."
"Sure Boss, be right back." Kacey races off to gather everybirdie for the meeting, while Mikey D paces anxiously. " I wonder what we can do to foil his plans?"
" What's up Boss?" Pearl asks as he and Silver hurry to join him outside the Livery.
"Black Bart" is all Mikey D can reply, as he thinks of a plan for action.
It isn't very long before all have gathered back together, a worried look on every face. A whisper fills the air as the concerned birds try to figure out what's happened.
Mikey D stops suddenly, and jumps onto the back of the nearest wagon so everybirdie can see and hear him better. He looks intently at his friends, he feels a sense of happiness to be with such brave, heroic birds, when faced with such a big problem as Black Bart. He shutters, then slowly he begins to explain what Sweetpepper and Kacey's search has exposed.
"Well, I hate to bring us bad news, but indeed bad news it is. Our Night riders, while watchin' over the remuda outside of town have uncovered Black Bart and his gang of hoodlums. The BIRD has sent back word, that Black Bart has set his eyes upon our wagon train and even now is makin' plans to ambush us along the trail. Accordin' to the BIRD he will attack somewhere between here, in Santa Fe and Abiquiru where we pick up the Old Spanish Trail. If the opportunity fails for him, we will be at his mercy as we begin to travel through hostile and formidable territory." Mikey D stops to allow the news to sink in, before finishing. "we will have to drive hard, every-bird on alert, guns at the ready."
It remains quiet for a few minutes, then a cheer rises from the gathered travelers. " We will beat him at his own game once more!" the BC friends high four one another as they agree to stand together against Black Bart and his thugs, or anybirdie else who might mistakenly think they can steal their precious supplies destined for needy birds in the sunny south-west. Mikey D sighs a relieved sigh as he smiles to himself. These are brave and fearless birds he has along with him on this dangerous trip.
"Ok, let's hitch up and get movin', we want to cover as much distance as possible by sun down.
See ya tomorrow, MIKEY D

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04/10/2015 09:52.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Friday
Windy Rainy, Friday.
Broccoli Today. Dad says it's to "keep me green".

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Have a wonderful day.
~Wings Up~
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04/10/2015 03:55.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Angel & Pepper
Howdy partners, Here"s Mikey D with a quick update on our Adventure into the Old West. With the wheel repaired and the team re-hitched we high-tailed it for Santa Fe at a fast trot. Well, fast as we could considerin' the rough road we traveled. With the ruts and rocks that riddled the old El Camino trail, we near shook out our tail feathers. The driver had to sit mighty tight on the Lazy-seat bench or be tossed clear off their wagons. But 'bout dawn we finally saw Santa Fe rising up in the horizon. Let me be tellin' yah, we sure breathed a sigh of relief to see them there wood buildings dotting the view ahead. The Old El Camino Real Trail is today's U.S Route 101, historically the closest to the officially recognized El Camino Real.
"WHOA!" Mikey D yells as he stomps down onto the brake handle causing the mules to slow then stop. Mikey shakes the reins to walk the tired critters towards the water trough outside the feed store. Chuey jumps down and rushes inside, returning in a minute, directing Mikey D to take the teams to the stockyard fence beside the livery where they can be unhitched, rubbed down and cared for. As the teams are set loose, the birds wander through the street, stopping to look in the wooden fronted stores. The wooden sidewalk is a busy place as birds hurry to shop, and pick up needed supplies.
"I'll stand watch over the wagons boss" Bon Bon, and Parker can help too
"Ok, make sure nobirdie gets to close. You never know who might be in town and lookin' for some easy loot. Mikey D tips his Stetson and hurries off to the livery stable.
"Parker, you set up top and keep watch, I'll patrol from down here." Bon Bon instructs, as she shoulders her shot-gun and heads to work. " Flitzer, you stayin' to watch too?"
"Yes madam," Flitzer, pulls his gun and stands guard behind the parked wagons. His eyes watching every movement in the dusty streets. It isn't long before birds begin to wander back to their mounts. Cappy takes one of the horse hitched to the rail and rides back, outta town to the Remuda with several bags of supplies. He returns shortly with Susan and Chipper. They ground hitch their horses and spring down from the saddle, disappearing into the livery where Mikey D is paying the fees for the food and care the mules had received.
Mikey D reappears quickly, a worried expression on his face. He finds Sugar and Finnegan, the heads of Security and quickly relates the information he'd received from Chipper and Susan.
"Kacey and Sweetpepper, riding watch had found traces of several horses crossing their path, heading due west of Santa Fe. They'd followed for a short while, and came across signs that it was Black-Bart and his gang, following closely on their heels. As they made the crest of a hill, THE BIRD, had appeared from the shadows, to pass word that Black-Bart had his mind set on taking not only the wagons, but the mules and remuda too.
see ya tomorrow, Mikey D

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04/09/2015 11:32.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Angel
It's good hearing from you !!! Did your mommy e-mail my mommy yet ??? E-mail her at panthers.bird@aol.com
My mommy has an excellent idea for your KB pits...

Love your buddy
Panther

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04/09/2015 09:16.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Angel, Hello Pepper~
I hope you are having a great day! Yep! This is a new one for BC. Blogs invisible and not updating! Very creepy! I can not update anything~no Calendar, no BOTD list! I was able to ad Jake's royal portrait thought only is doesn't always show up when I go to look!! I'm pretty sure it's there!
I had a seagull come visit outside my window this morning. They usually hang out at the Burger King up the street mooching french fries from people! Mom says it heard me making all this noise and came to see what was the matter! I don't believe her at all! I think she is just trying to make me be quiet but when the joy wants to come out, I let it out!hahahahaha
Enjoy your day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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04/08/2015 11:23.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Angel & Pepper
Howdy all, Mikey D here on the El Camino trail heading towards Santa Fe. We've been side-swiped by our first accident along the trail. The rutted dusty road has cost us a broken wheel on the wagon bein' driven by Buddy and Pedro. Thankfully no birdie was injured, but the delay put us behind in our attempt to reach the city last evenin'. When birds hit the old trails these break downs of wagons and gear weren't uncommon, and put bird against nature to the test many a time. Thankfully we had loaded a few extra wheels into the supply wagon. The wagon was built with its floor curved upward to prevent the contents from tipping and shifting. It could carry up to 12,000 pounds (5,400 kg) of cargo. The seams in the body of the wagon were stuffed with tar to protect them from leaking while crossing rivers. Also for protection against bad weather, stretched across the wagon was a tough, white canvas cover. The frame and suspension were made of wood, and the wheels were often iron-rimmed for greater durability. Water barrels were built on the side of the wagon, toolboxes held tools needed for repair, and a feed box on the back of the wagon was used to feed the mules. The early freight wagon was not intended to be ridden upon. The wagon had a break handle on the left side between the two wheels and a teamster either walked beside the wagon or could ride standing (and could sit for a rough ride) on a pull-out board, called a lazy board, that provided access to the break handle. The left mule near the wagon is referred to as the wheel horse and was sometimes ridden. The Prairie Schooner wagon began the "driving" on the right-hand side of the road.
Hitching a pair of mules to the side of the wagon, we set it up onto an old stump we'd rolled over to brace the wagon while we replaced the broken wheel.
"Ok everybirdie, PUSHHHH" Mikey D calls out, as every wing offers help to set the wagon up on the stump. " Careful, watch your wing tips."
"Ok Boss, we gotter in place" Kiddo calls as the wagon settles onto the make-shift support. Sky and Kaji climb onto the supply wagon, and pull the new wheel out onto the ground. Raffi grabs it and begins to roll it over to the waiting group. Gus and Jesse run to give a wing to Raffi as they guide it to the place it's needed. Dixie, Silver and Cappy grab one side of the heavy, awkward wheel, while Sky and Raffi lift the other. Kaji and Lizzie push it onto the central axle as Kiddo swings the heavy hammer to knock it on tightly. With the wheel finally centered, and the pins replaced, the wagon is once more lifted by mule power to remove the stump. Wiping dust and sweat from their brows, the birds look at the sun, " four hours, not bad. I am surprised it went on so quickly." Mikey D exclaims relieved that they can once more hitch up and move along the trail. A broken wheel on the frontier left travelers subject to all kinds of danger.

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04/08/2015 10:39.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Wednesday
A cold rainy day here in Bflo. Dad is helping his friend do shopping for 3 households, so I can't stay around n chat. Have a good day. ~Wings Up~

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04/08/2015 03:37.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Angel & Pepper
Howdy all, Mikey D here, on the Old Spanish Trail as we head towards sunny California. At the short stop over for rest Norman comes quietly to Mikey D who is sitting by the warm fire, sipping some of Lizzies coffee.
"Boss, there's a short-cut to Santa Fe. If we cut off ahead an' take the El Camino Real Trail, we'll cut off a day's drive then we can head back over to the California Real Trail to San Diego. We might even miss Black Bart by foolin' that scoundrel."
Mikey thinks for a long moment then rubbing his beak, " We'll do it. Ya know the way buddy?"
"Nope, but it won't be difficult to locate the turn. There's markers up pointin' the way."

Mikey D heads off to talk to the drivers, wakin' them up for a brief discussion of the change of route. Before long, everybirdie is made aware of the change and Bon Bon who had ridden in to pass the "all clear" message, has headed off to get Finnegan and Sugar and the Beakerton Agents moving off towards the El Camino. As the very faint light of dawn touches the sky, the teams are already hitched, and shifting anxiously in their traces.Mikey D jumps up onto his bench, taking the reins in wing and with a shout and a crack of the whip over their back into the air, the mules lean into their harnesses, and the wagon train is on the road once more. After a quick three miles, the El Camino turn appears ahead, and Mikey D directs his team to switch routes. The road is a simply dirt trail, and perhaps in places no more than a footpath. Heavily used by cattle herds it is pitted with ruts and turned up sod, making for a very jerky and rough drive.
Norman rides up to speak to Mikey D in the lead wagon. " Boss, I'm riding ahead some to check the road". With a tip of the hat, and a spur to his mount, he trots off over the hills ahead. Mikey D watches Norman disappear and wipes the sweat and dust from his face. Just as he clicks to get the team moving a little faster, he hears a loud scream and a crack, that echos like thunder. Pulling back on the reins, he stomps down on the wooden brake stick to bring his team to a halt. Once stopped he ties the reins to the bench and springs down as fast as he can move.
"What happened?" he yells as he hurries back among the stopped wagons. Then he sees it. the fifth wagon has tipped to the side, dumping cargo and supplies on the ground. He rushes to check that Buddy and Pedro are ok. Seeing them working to unhitch the team he races to offer help. Sky and Cappy also hurry to their aid. " What happened?" Mikey D asks bewildered. Then he sees it. The right rear wheel is split into pieces, causing the wagon to tip over. "Thank goodness you both are ok."
see ya tomorrow, Mikey D

Come visit me, MIKEY D, Steppin' back in history for BOTM April, birdie haven park, chuey, sweetpea, thanks for botd, zoey & cricket & nakita.

04/07/2015 11:57.49 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer's World...
Dad and I had a communication problem yesterday. He had one Tripple-Berry Muffin left that he was having for breakfast.
He called me over to share some, but I was in the middle of a project. Again, a little later he called to me. Nope. I'm Busy.
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About 10 minutes later I was done and ready to eat...the dish was empty. Wha? You didn't save me any? I looked up at him sadly. The pig had eaten it all. Fine - Fly Away -- {flap flap flap}

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04/07/2015 03:25.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Angel & Pepper
Hello everybirdie, Mikey D here with today's update on our Mission to deliver supplies to California. Mule trains were the norm in the early to late 1800s. Due to their sturdy, rugged nature, and incredible intelligence mules became extremely popular as farmers, freighters and cartage companies began to see their incredible worth and value. Unlike horses or oxen who required large pasturing and tired easily, the Mule, could work long, grueling hours in dry, sparse areas and tended to do very well with less or poor quality water. Not saying that they could survive indefinitely under these conditions. Mules are stockier, more muscular and have powerful front structures better adapted to weight pulling, making them able to bear up to four-times the weight that a horse can.
Mules are less temperamental than horses and easier to train for any type of work. Mule's skin is harder and tougher. It can withstand extreme temperatures better than a horse and can go longer without water. It has harder hooves and is more sure footed on rocky terrain. A mule needs only 4-5 hours of sleep a day and goes just over 3 mph or about 50 miles in a day. So it is easy to see why stealing mules became a priority to "highway-men" thieves who preyed on wagon trains and lone riders. The mules often fetchin' them more cash, then the contents they carried in the wagons.
Some of histories famous Highwaymen included, James Ford, Ford's Ferry Gang, river pirates and highway robbers. Robert H "Three-fingered" Birch, Birch Banditti of the Prairies, and The Prairie Bandits Gang, famous for attacking wagon trains belonging to freighting companies. The American West was filled with legend and adventure, as up-right, honest men turned to a life of robbery and killing. Raiding the trains of wagons being an "easy" income for the ruthless. It became a necessity early into the 1800s to employ Security Agents for protection, and all drivers and Carporals worked with a long-riffle at hands reach. One of the most famous Security Companies was founded in 1850 by Allan Pinkerton, who started the Pinkerton National Detective Agency. As robbery along the various trails ran ramped, agents were hired by freight companies to give protection along the routes. In certain situations the US Army Calvary was sent to ride escort with the cargo wagons to their destination. Shipments of gold, ammunition and other precious cargo, such as the first ice-boxes ( refrigeration units) heading to California were watched over by soldiers lest they be stolen mid-trip.
The wagons and teams would be on the trail for twenty-hours a day with only two brief stops for food, and rest for the mules and teamsters. They needed to make Santa FE by sundown Tuesday, and over 140 miles left to cover, there was no other choice. As Mikey D talks to the drivers he smiles to himself. They are ready and willing to make the push to cover the distance ahead." What a great group" he says " see ya tomorrow, MIKEY D

Come visit me, MIKEY D, Steppin' back in history for BOTM April, birdie haven park, chuey, sweetpea, thanks for botd, zoey & cricket & nakita.

04/06/2015 09:25.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer on Easter-Recovery-Day
Happy Monday. Hope you had a wonderful Easter.
Buffalo was cold and a little snow here and very grey.
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Daddy took friends out to a wonderful Easter Brunch, and later he and his friends watched Sally Field's Oscar-Winning "PLACES IN THE HEART".
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Later we had treats and Daddy-n-Bird Time.
~Wings Up~

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04/06/2015 03:37.06 AM Report This Comment  
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