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My mom found me at Brackens bird store and I came to live with her when I was on 2 feedings a day. My mom loved feeding me and I loved her right away! We would snuggle in the rocker for hours...we still do! Right after I came to live here my Mama's brother in law got cancer and came to live with us. He lived in our livingroom. Mom says I knew right away that I needed to be extra good around him! I loved to sit with him for hours on his bed and let him pet me! Mama called me a wonderful "Hospice Bird". She says I made his last weeks very happy! I know I was extra good at comforting my mama when she needed me!.

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Hi! My name is Katie

I am an African Grey from Running Springs, CA.

Katie the Wonder CAG, Queen Katie:ruler of the Corey roost!

11 years old   F

African Grey

I am pretty picky. I like Beak Appetite and corn and veggies and apples. I hate pellets!!! Those nasty things! They are fun to throw however!

I love my boing, my tree stand and my mom's room where I sleep. Everyone else sleeps upstairs but not me...I get to sleep with my Mom and Dad! The others just come for a visit every now and then!

Everyone besides my mama! I do not like any of my feathered brothers or sisters, my Mama's skin-kids are always in my way! I do like my Dad! He is pretty cool but I really like my Mama best! It really bugs me that I do not own all the cages and all the toys because I was here first...those interlopers!!!

I love my mama because she takes really good care of me and know exactly what I need. Why just today she spent all morning making me some new toys!!! She cut strips of bright colored polar fleece, tied all the strips to a ss chain, added beads and wooden alphabet blocks...just the kind of toy for me!!!

I talk...I talk really well! I say over 200 things and most of the time I say them when it makes sense! I love to fly to all the cages and see if I can make the others fly away!.

I rule!!!!.

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01/27/2010 01:01.16 PM  
  A warm hug for my Katie-friend. (((hug))) K *v*

Come visit me, Kelly.

10/01/2009 02:48.47 PM Report This Comment  
  *!* Celebrating Freedom!! *!*
Katie! Here's to your celebration of this GreYt country. K *v*

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11/13/2008 12:00.00 AM  
  !!HaPpY HoLLoWeEN!!
Katie! It's Kelly *v* here to wish you a day filled with lots of TREATS! My month as BOTM is about to conclude: It's been a SPOOKTACULAR experience. I invite you to come have a final peek at 21 of the 31 new pictures posted this month. Kandy Kisses from K *v* p.s. I'll have to come back by for a good long chat when this holiday is over.

Come visit me, Kelly.

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  Hello Katie the Wonder Cag!
I saw your name and had to fly by. It's been over a year since I last heard from you. How have you been lately? Come and fly by some time. Poirot

Come visit me, Pepper, Poirot, Pringle & Artistic Avian Avatars.

10/25/2008 10:52.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Katie!
Just a 'cheep' from Kelly! (I imitate the cockatiels to a 'tee', only with more volume!)

Come visit me, Kelly.

08/09/2008 08:43.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Kelly here!
Katie, Queen of the Crowd! How it's going? Here, it's all fine and dandy; spending some quality time on my new boing in my new room. Yup, finally got that room that the teenage guy was just wasting. I mean, all those windows, all that sunlight, the view of the front yard and the action out on the street... he never saw 'em 'cause he never opened the blinds or the curtains. Like I said, what a waste. He's moving his stuff to a smaller back bedroom that's in the process of being built just for him, primarily so I could have my own room. Ok, a room I share with the other feathered flockmates in the group. Thinkin' of you while I swing here on my rope perch.... K *v*

Come visit me, Kelly.

07/22/2008 08:19.14 AM Report This Comment  
  *,"#.*Happy 4th!!*.#.*
Katie! Flapping by to wish you a fantastic day of celebration on this 4th of July. Ain't freedom a wonderful thing! I know I'm often trying to achieve it! Here's to the privilege of living in the US of A! K *v*

Come visit me, Kelly.

07/04/2008 04:48.29 AM Report This Comment  
  I Knew It!
I just knew nothing had changed when it came to who was running the show at your place. Trust it to be a Grey with the say! A couple of days ago I through out a new one; when Rainbow does one of his ear-splitting squawks (notably when I'M getting attention he thinks he deserves) Dad often responds with a sarcastic, "Thanks, Rainbow" You guessed it, now when I hear that annoying noise I say the same thing with the same irritated tone. The most rewarding aspect is that I hear mom chuckling under her breath every time I say it. Score one for Kelly. Well, Your Majesty, I do hope your Freedom Celebration Weekend is a Firecracker of a Holiday. K *v*

Come visit me, Kelly.

07/03/2008 07:17.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Katie!!!!!!!!!!!!
I've just heard the best news imagineable; you're BACK!! Katie, Katie, Katie! I've missed you. Worried about you too. Definitely darn happy to hear that you and your flock and family are just fine after all those scary fires. My boyfriend, yea, I've got me a BC Boyfriend, he's presently dealing with smoke in the air and limited time outdoors because of it... he's somewhere in the northern portion of your state. Poor CA... always under fire. So, Chic, tell me, how's the roost that you're rulin'? I know you're the one still in charge... you're the Grey... we're always the ones runnin' the show! I assure you, I hold that title here, even if I am the smallest parrot. (We're of course not counting the cockatiels and the parakeets. Frivolous flock members! although they do have some interesting toys...) Imagine in the time we've been out of communication you've added a ton of great new lines and words to your vocab. I've taken up repeated my dad's phone conversations pretty much in their entirety. My oldest featherless brother joined the Marines back in Oct so there are lots of calls between him and my dad... which I eavesdrop on quite frequently. I've had more fun sounding off the ringtone that signals a call from Michael and watching dad answer his phone for nothing! Oh, the simple joys in life! Well, before I bowl you over with rampant conversation I'll let you go. I just had to come and say Hi, so glad you're happy and heathy and home safe. Can't wait to hear some details about life in Running Springs where your royal Greyness Rules!! Until then... K °v°

Come visit me, Kelly.

06/26/2008 11:36.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Katie!
Rainbow here. Had to fly in and say 'Welcome Back!!" Kelly is gonna be so surprised to hear that your flock as written. Surprised, relieved, and thrilled, just like I am. Oh, wow, I'm not believin' this... that you're back and that all is well in your neck of the woods. Can't wait to go tell Kelly. I don't normally offer hugs to Greys, for reasons we won't go into here, but you are gonna be the exception! I'm THAT thrilled to see you back!! ((HUG)) R ('>

Come visit me, RaneBeau ('>.

06/26/2008 10:11.21 AM Report This Comment  
  Katie!!
Kelly here...I hear a mini-vacation's in the making and after that you might be able to catch up on what's new in the neighborhood. So looking forward to chatterin' with you. I've missed you something fierce!! Hope your weekend was action-packed. The other Grey at my house had her bit of excitement for the week; she shocked Mom by flying off across the neighborhood! Her wings were so severely trimmed by an inexperienced vet that she hasn't been able to fly for nearly three years. Today she proved that she's healed!! Mom got her sprinting excercise in for the day and Shebah got her heartattack taken care of!! (She's fine, really...) Can't wait to yammer away with ya when you have the time. You're the reason I got this webpage in the first place!! Until we chat again...K

Come visit me, Kelly.

05/28/2007 08:45.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Lucy here
Hi, Come see my new picture, I am diving for shells in the new parrot bath Dad made.
There are more pictures on Moms www.flickr.com site.

Come visit me, Sweet Pea (Indain Ringneck), Baby Huey (Catalina), Oscar (Blue&Gold), Ricky (CAG), Bunky (Severe Macaw), Khanny (Sun Conure), Big Red (Green wing), Pinky & the Brain & Chicks, Lilo (Severe Macaw), Zack (Lutino Ring-Neck), Lucy (CAG), Walker (Severe Macaw), Oliver (Severe Macaw), Blush (Military Macaw), Jolly Roger (Blue & Gold) & One Eyed Jack (Severe Macaw).

05/17/2007 04:30.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Kelly here...
Just swoopin' by to say Hi and let you know I was thinkin' of ya! I know you & your mom are awful busy and I don't want you to think I'm being a pest...I just wanted there to be a note here from me when you happened to be able to check your blogpage! The weather's warmer again...finally...so I'm outside more and more these days. I love to watch the wild birds freak out when I imitate them...with a lot more volume! Even the neighbor lady gets confused about what she's hearing! There's nothing funner than calling "Hello" then watching confused neighbors try to figure out whose talking to them! Oh, what entertainment! Hope all is grand at your place, Katie. Later, Chic! K

Come visit me, Kelly.

04/17/2007 07:23.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Katie!
Just stoppin' by to wish you a Happy Easter. Bet there was lots of exciting stuff goin' on at your place this weekend. I was bummed that it was too cold here to join the outdoor festivities...last year I got to watch all the egg hunting from my outdoor flight pen. This year...stuck indoors where the heat was still running! I trust the Easter Chicken will be generous with your treats...! K

Come visit me, Kelly.

04/08/2007 03:09.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Katie!
Wow...you sound like me. I don't get along with my daddy very well either. My mom is my favorite but I have been getting better with my human sister. I let her put her hand on my play area but I watch her the entire time. I don't want her touching my toys. Mom says I have to be nice to everyone but I don't want to. I just have to be nice to mom since she takes care of me the best. I haven't said much. I love to garble, whistle and make noises. Mom says I am too young and I will probably talk when I get older. She loves to hear me talk no matter if it is just sounds, whistling or garble but I know she is anxiously awaiting for those garbles to change to words. I have been practicing. You sure are a beautiful grey and I love your motto. Keep everyone in line and keep ruling that roost...someone has to be in charge and you sound best qualified. Birdie beak kisses for you.

Come visit me, Echo, Tootles, Kiwi & Moose E. Moose.

04/03/2007 07:33.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Question...
What's your honest opinion of Amazons? They cool? How do you and Stanley get along? I know, as long as he moves out of the way when you come to inspect his territory he's easy to get along with... But that aside, I thought I should ask for your thoughts on Amazons, particularly DHY ones. I get the feeling I'm about to meet one...thought you could prepare me! You know, I always get 'goose bumps' (or should a bird say 'uncle bumps' or 'human bumps' since we're birds...) whenever I re-read your profile. Why? Because you nail being a Grey on the head with your writing skills! You do us CAGs proud! Later...

Come visit me, Kelly.

03/26/2007 10:17.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Katie!
Kelly here. I'd've been here hours ago but, geez, couldn't get Rainbow off the keyboard. Him & Stella & Stanley, they've got all kinds of stuff to yammer about, don't they! You know, an odd thing's been happenin' here the last few days...I've been asked NOT to talk!... about a particular dog, that is. Normally, whenever I'm talking people seem impressed. But today, whenever I called Kayla, the rat terrier, I got the oddest response. As a hospice bird I know you'll understand completely...a favored dog is no longer at my house due to illness...and my calling her all day isn't helping mend broken hearts. Mom assured me that someday it will be back to sounding special, hearing me whistle for that dog, but today she was wishing I'd talk about some other critter. Guess I'll have to start calling out, "Rainbow, hush it!" Get him involved! If these people here are this sad when I depart this planet I'll be touched. Problem is, I think I'm slated to outlive most of THEM! Poor fellers! Hey, congrats on the new outdoor play area. It must be somethin' for you to be playing nice with everyone so you don't have to have a timeout and miss out on the fun! Wise choice, Katie! What do ya think of Stella's new palace? Isn't the Queen Katie supposed to be in the palace? Oh, I know, you have plans! You be good! (Can't believe I don't know how to say those words...I hear them all the time...you be good...)

Come visit me, Kelly.

03/25/2007 08:56.27 PM Report This Comment  
  No Wonder!
I knew it all along. I tried to tell Rainbow to quit worrying, that you were all just busy with really important stuff, but NOOO, he had to be all concerned and sad and stuff. Brother. Got those alphabet blocks chewed to smithereens yet? I annihilated a wooden chew toy the other day...that was in somebody else's open cage. Fun. Of course I promptly got ushered back to my condo but I saw a smirk at the corner of mom's mouth...she honestly thought it was funny that I wedged myself into a smaller cage and had myself a grand time. I heard her tell the poor 'tiels that she'd put together another one for them and also one for me since I apparently liked it!! Glad to know all is well with you and your kingdom. And ok, I admit it, I was worried too but that's between you and me only! Pals...Kelly.

Come visit me, Kelly.

03/24/2007 11:51.31 AM Report This Comment  
  How I Miss U...
I've grown so concerned about you...and I've no way to find out how you are. I miss you Katie...

Come visit me, Kelly.

03/23/2007 01:49.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Tuki says hello
Dear Katie, Love your name. Bet you can say it really well. I talk a lot, too. I can say about 200 different words, sometimes I put them together and make new things out of old words. It keeps those humans guessing! Have a great day. ♥ Tuki

Come visit me, Tuki.

03/20/2007 01:02.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Just Checkin...
A wing tip as I fly by to check on ya. Miss ya, Katie!

Come visit me, Kelly.

03/13/2007 06:46.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Katie...
Just a note to say Hi and I wonder what you're up to. Miss ya.

Come visit me, RaneBeau ('>.

03/07/2007 01:45.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Katie the Wonder CAG!
Thanks for the swoop-thru note! It was great to hear from you. I spent a wee portion of my morning in a practice session on the learning perch. Mom is aiming to educate me on a few manners like waving and saying 'thank you'. We'll see how that goes. 'Course she's holdin' all my favorite treats so I may hafta cave on this one and follow through with the requests so I can get me some of them almonds and sunflower seeds. Blast. Then again, knowing a few tricks can make you the center of attention when other folks stop in. The other CAG here, I would've put a pile of almonds on her never learning, much less 'performing' a learned trick...stuff like that is just 'below' her. But today I watched in amazement as she did 'turn-around' after 'turn-around' for the family and gorged herself silly on walnuts, pecans, and MY almonds. Well if that's what jumpin' through hoops'll get cha, bring it on!! I'll learn to ride a motorcycle if it gets me the spotlight! Enough chatterin' from me. Hope your week's off to a great start. A vote to you in my heart.

Come visit me, Kelly.

03/04/2007 07:06.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Tweety needs your votes for her poem. Her foot had to be amputated Feb. 26th due to the main blood supply being cut in her leg. We had to separate her from her cage mate. I wanted to get her a big cage to move (fly around) in and after paying 258.00 for her leg to become amputated we could not afford to buy her the cage of her dreams. We notice that she flies a little to get around her cage and can defiantly use a bigger one. Thank you; please visit her web site at www.1luckybird.com

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03/04/2007 12:37.59 PM Report This Comment  
  TaDAAA!
Yup, here I am, on the web! Cool, ain't it. It is indeed fun to rule the roost; and you said it right, the 'big guys' are so easily buffaloed. Sadly, one of those big guys is another CAG at my house. I don't know if I'm ashamed or proud of the fact I can run Shebah, Queen of Eygpt, off her home faster than the Nile flows. She's gettin' better though; recently she's just been moving over and letting me take her favorite spot on top of the arch. Yes, that was a picture of my mom and us two Greys...I'm the smaller one near her shoulder. ( Shebah's a little on the chunky side. She should get out and roust others off their houses more often. It's good execise!!) She appreciates your compliment. (Actually, that picture's no longer there...I got a new photo gallery pic so the original was moved down. I was such a baby there. I wanted one that shows the more current me.) I really like your full name; Katie the Wonder CAG. I'm going to have to work on something impressive of my own. We CAGs need to maintain our supremacy! A vote backatcha, Queen Katie!

Come visit me, Kelly.

03/01/2007 10:47.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Katie's Invited...
Wanted you to be the first to know; Kelly's got her own webpage!! Her name's not listed with mine; you can type her name into the profile search or look under newest members listing. Mom's downloading additional pictures right now so if all six aren't there yet, check back again a little later. (Our internet's not the fastest thing in the universe...) Excited to have you to meet! R

Come visit me, RaneBeau ('>.

02/28/2007 07:55.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Katie!
Rainbow here again. Just wanted to let you know that Kelly has not given up getting her own page so that you and she can get to know each other. Inclement weather and loss of power put us out of business here for the weekend. I have a question for ya. Is there a picture of you on the awesome rope jungle? I bet you really go crazy trying to be everywhere at once on that giant thing! A vote and a wing-salute to you!

Come visit me, RaneBeau ('>.

02/26/2007 09:14.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Katie, the Wonder CAG!
Thank you so much for visiting me and voting for the poem. You are such a pretty grey. My first spoon was a baby spoon, but I hid it somewhere and won't tell Mama where I put it. My mama makes the same type of toys for me that yours does. I will go and visit the rest of your flock tomorrow. I am leaving you a vote. Poirot

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02/24/2007 11:15.03 PM Report This Comment  
  A Favor, Your Majesty?
Say, Katie, I've got a favor to ask of you! There's this really awesome Grey whose written a poem (a limerick actually) that's really very good, plus the crazy bird's picture is worth seeing also. Poirot is the name. Please visit the poem competition section and vote for a fellow Grey (if you feel the entry is worth your vote, of course!). Thanks!

Come visit me, RaneBeau ('>.

02/23/2007 04:03.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Queen Katie!
LOL! You're a funny girl! "I was here first." You've got 'em there. I believe that explains Shebah's thinking. (She's the one that put in a good word for me and got me adopted into the family...) She's honestly not all that thrilled that I'm here...she'd prefer to be the only bird in the house. She might even be happier if her and mom were the only living things in the house. She acts like an old lady most of the time; all grumpy and haughty and what not. Toys are even below her standards although I saw her shake a bell the other day. She's the kind that wouldn't want a webpage 'cause she wouldn't want humans looking at her picture! But you know, she's quite a talker...when only mom's around...they're pretty close. But Kelly now...the more attention the better! I heard mom & Kelly talking at the computer yesterday; mom was showing your pictures to Kelly (whose eyes pinned in interest!) and said something about getting a page created for her. Then they proceeded to have a photo shot...so I think you might get to meet the little character soon! You mentioned maybe working on your tude. Well, I don't think you need to make any changes. I like you just the way you are. Friends the way it is! (And what's so Uggghy about Wednesdays???) A V2U my Queen!

Come visit me, RaneBeau ('>.

02/23/2007 03:42.19 AM Report This Comment  
  Welcome, Katie!
Rainbow here, inspired to come and meet you, having seen your name as one of Stella's housemates. From your profile, though, I get the feeling, that, well, other birds are an interference!! That's ok, I understand. I happen to really like that Stella, and Stanley and Shelby too! There's an CAG at my house that really should get in touch with you. Her name's Kelly and she shares a lot of your beliefs; all cages should be CAG property, toys included. She hates pellets and is a follower of the Grey's Rule theory. But she doesn't have her own webpage...she keeps mom too busy to have the time to make her one. Her lose! Even though I'm not a Grey, (I'm a Harlequin, just as your mom suspected), I'm impressed with your bravado. You greys keep things extra exciting!! A V2U!

Come visit me, RaneBeau ('>.

02/21/2007 02:41.01 PM Report This Comment  
  not a bird room
It is a screened in patio. And the whole flock loves it. We get to stay out there on the weekends, soon it will stay light longer and we will be able to go out during the week too. I would love to sleep with my mom too, any hints on how to make this happen ? Did you visit the whole flock? It takes some time but stop by and say hi...have a "you are special vote"...

Come visit me, Sweet Pea (Indain Ringneck), Baby Huey (Catalina), Oscar (Blue&Gold), Ricky (CAG), Bunky (Severe Macaw), Khanny (Sun Conure), Big Red (Green wing), Pinky & the Brain & Chicks, Lilo (Severe Macaw), Zack (Lutino Ring-Neck), Lucy (CAG), Walker (Severe Macaw), Oliver (Severe Macaw), Blush (Military Macaw), Jolly Roger (Blue & Gold) & One Eyed Jack (Severe Macaw).

02/17/2007 06:24.36 PM Report This Comment  
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