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Hi! My name is Cookie

I am a Green-Cheeked Conure from Kalamazoo, MI.

Snip-it; Sniper

6 years old   F

Green-Cheeked Conure

Anything I am eating. Doesn't dislike any food and yet still maintains her slim figure.

My shoulder. My head. My lap. My plate of food.

Toffee, our Senegal. The cat. Not getting ALL of the attention. Toffee has flow away and the cat has died. Now my silly human has brought two new birds into MY house. What was he thinking!?

He lets me fly and play whenever he is home. He holds me whenever I nudge his cheek! He lets me take showers with him.

Luring Toffee over for feather preening and then nipping Toffee's foot. Singing "Cookie! Cookie! Cookie" in the shower.

Even though her flight feathers were trimmed, my precious Cookie flew into a door on Saturday and suffered severe head trauma. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. She seems to be blind right now but she is eating and drinking. She is such a wonderful, vibrant little buddy. Give your birds an extra hug tonight.
Cookie is doing MUCH better but HE now has diabetes insipidus. Result of the head trauma. I am so thankful for having such a good friend!

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  Feisty Flitzer Friday
Thanks, everyone, for helping me make my Bird-of-the-Day Celebration a wonderful day.
Dad, Uncle Geno and i had a fun day full of laughter and feisty fun.
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Dad n Uncle Geno went to a special showing of Jean-Luc Goddard's "CONTEMPT" from 1963.
Dad enjoyed the visual style, but neither of them liked the film very much.
Guess you can't like 'em all.
--

Be good to your humans and have a wonderful day.
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

08/28/2015 03:50.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Wednesday Flitzer Time
Happy Wednesday from Buffalo, NY.
We are so happy that it's much cooler and very comfortable here this week.
[it makes Dad a lot less grumpy].
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I'm still having trouble landing due to my recent wing-clip. I fly ok
(flit), but Dad usually has to pick me up and bring me to my destination. Glad I don't hurt myself when I stumble.
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Yesterday Dad helped Uncle Geno get his dog, Lucy, back to the vet to get her stitches removed.
Lucy is a white German Shepherd - quite a large dog.

--
Hope you have a wonderful day full of hugs n happy times.
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

08/26/2015 04:45.58 AM Report This Comment  
  King Flitzer on Monday
Happy Monday, Cookie and Family.

Hot n muggy still for the next few days. We're looking forward to being out of this steambath.
= = =
Saturday Dad and Uncle Geno took me for grooming - wings, beak and claws. The woman was trying to even out my wings and took a little too much off and I can't fly well right now - Dad helps me get around as I tend to fall instead of landing well.
= = =
On Sunday Dad went to see the latest Woody Allen film "Irrational Man". Many are giving it negative reviews, but Dad liked it. He thinks a lot of the negativity is from people going into the movie expecting a typical Woody Allen comedy, when it's not. The film takes interesting paths.
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Sunday evening Dad and Uncle Geno watched "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" which was very silly n fun.

~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

08/17/2015 01:20.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Saturday News from Flitzer
Thursday Dad and Uncle Geno went to The Erie County Fair - Dad's first time there in many years.
A nice sunny day, but not too hot. They got in and out before the big afternoon crowds.
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Thursday night Dad and Uncle Geno went to see the movie "APOLLO 13" playing for $3.00 at the old Riviera Theater. Before the film they played the old Wurlitzer Organ -always fun.
The movie was fantastic. Dad had never seen it on the Big Screen before - wow.

- - -
Terrible Thunderstorms and hail last night - big storms scare me - and Dad doesn't think much of them either. Hope we have a clear evening tonight as Dad has an outdoor party.
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

08/15/2015 02:24.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Wednesday Flitzer
Hi from Flitzer.

....................
You can bite if you wish - but Always Forgive.
....................

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Dad spent most of Tuesday helping Uncle Geno with his White German Shepherd, "Lucy".
Lucy had a growth on her leg and needed surgery.
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Lucy hates the vet and (being a big dog) can be hard to handle in these situations.
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Although the surgery went well, Lucy had a hard time coming out of the anesthesia.
We got her in Geno's truck, but she wouldn't come out - even into her home or yard.
It took a long time of patience and attention - we finally got her (reluctantly) out of the truck.
--
Have a great day. ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

08/12/2015 03:43.15 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Sunday
Happy Sunday Squawky Friends.

Many of you have asked about "Goetta", which my Dad's Mom brings him each year:
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Goetta is a meat-and-grain sausage or mush of German inspiration that is popular in the greater Cincinnati area. It is primarily composed of ground meat (pork, or pork and beef), pin-head oats and spices. Pronounced gétt-aa, ged-da or get-uh in Americanized pronunciation.
This dish probably originated with German settlers from the northwestern regions of Oldenburg, Hannover, and Westphalia who emigrated to the Cincinnati and Dayton area in the 19th century.
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Goetta was originally a peasant dish, meant to stretch out servings of meat over several meals to conserve money.
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Glier's Goetta, the largest commercial producer of goetta, produces more than 1,000,000 lb annually, around 99 percent of which is consumed locally in Greater Cincinnati.

~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

08/09/2015 02:15.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Tuesday Flitzer
Hot Humid - Muggy-Muggy-Muggy Buffalo, NY
This whole week is going to be miserable.
No air-conditioning, and our upstairs apartment is an oven - even with 3 fans going....

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Dad is away from home a lot this week helping his friend. His friend's Dad (98) is very ill and may pass soon. A sad time. Fortunately I get lotsa hugs and treats and fun time when Dad is around.
--
Enjoy the day. ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

07/28/2015 04:55.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Saturday
Hello dear Cookie from feisty Flitzer
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A nice Friday evening with Dad and Uncle Geno.

They did step out earlier to go to the movie: "SOUTHPAW" with Jake Gyllenhaal
(great performance, but predictable film) and then to their favorite place for Chinese Food.
--
A warm and sunny Saturday ahead.
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

07/25/2015 01:24.39 AM Report This Comment  
  Balloons?
You asked if I was afraid of balloons - actually I wouldn't know.
Dad is afraid of balloons, apparently, so he doesn't keep them around - I have never met one, that I can recall.

~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

07/24/2015 03:20.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Monday Flitzer
Hot Muggy Steamy Jungle here. Ugh. Dad is spending time away from home seeking out cool air-conditioning.
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Hope you had a good weekend. Dad and Uncle Geno hosted a cookout Saturday night with friends. Hotdogs, Pulled Chicken Sliders, Salads, Snacks and Apple Pie.

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Dad showed Uncle Geno "ON THE WATERFRONT" {Best Picture, 1954] for the first time. What a great movie.
.........................
Have a great week. ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

07/20/2015 01:06.26 AM Report This Comment  
  Midweek Flitzer
Hello from Buffalo.
Tuesday was Rain Rain Rain. So glad I'm an inside-bird.
Wednesday promises to be still damp, but cooler - which will make Dad happy.

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Dad and Uncle Geno went to see the movie "The Overnight" which was very rude and funny.
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Today Dad runs errands and shopping for his friends who need his help. Dad's friend's Mom just moved into Assisted Living, and hopefully his Dad will join them soon - he is in Rehab from a bad fall. It's been a very stressful month for all of them.

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

07/15/2015 03:30.02 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Tuesday
Hi, Cookie - Greetings to you and your happy family.

Sunday Dad did not see Magic Mike XXL, they decided instead to see "SPY" with Melissa McCarthy. It was fun. They laughed and laughed. Dad is glad they went to see that one.

--
Opressively muggy here. All the muggies in town come up to our apartment and stay here - even after the neighborhood has cooled down - it's still tropical here. Dad doesn't like heat and humidity - he does better in cooler weather.
--
Enjoy the Day
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

07/07/2015 03:39.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer!
I hope that your dad is helping you to stay calm during the fireworks. We have a lot of them going off right now. Surprisingly, the dogs are not scared. I never get scared and I would help you to not be afraid if I could be with you. Dad took Folger outside this afternoon. Nothing scares Folger! Dante is afraid of everything but Dad has the radio and fan on in our room to counter the noise.

All of the fireworks are on the north side of our house and our window is on the south side.

Poor Pogo is wearing his ThunderShirt.

Your friend and fellow green cheek, Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie, Toffee, Folger, Dante, Lucy & Peanut.

07/04/2015 07:52.32 PM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Friday Vote
Happy 4th of July Weekend, everyone!
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Dad has an afternoon party on the 4th, but will be home birdie-sitting that evening.
I am skiddish and scared of loud fireworks in the neighborhood. Dad stays home and plays with me, sings to me - and keeps me occupied during the big BOOMS and NOISES that others make throughout the town.
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Hope you have a wonderful day. ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

07/03/2015 07:16.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Midweek
Tuesday evening Dad and Uncle Geno went to a special event at Parkside Candies.
The evening included 'Make Your Own Sundaes' at the ice cream counter and a tour of the candy factory. Much of the original equipment from 1927 is used to make all kinds of candies.
They even gave 20% discount on candies bought that evening.
A great time! [Cue 'Willy Wonka' music].
Fortunately Dad did NOT get turned into a giant blueberry!

==
Cappy asks if I'm back to normal now - yes, no more sore spot - I'm feeling great. Thank you.
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

07/01/2015 03:19.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Monday
hi, Cookie!

Happy Monday.
Hot n Muggy in Buffalo, NY
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Dad has been very busy this weekend, but makes sure he gets "Flitzer & Dad" time.
He says it was Daddy's Day yesterday - but I think *every* day is Flitzer Day.
--
Have a wonderful day. Be good to your Moms n Dads
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

06/22/2015 07:55.24 AM Report This Comment  
  Saturday Flitzer Vote and Visit
Happy Saturday.
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Dad and a friend went to a special late-night showing of a wonderful Indian film on Thursday:
"Pacher Panchalli" (1955, Dir; Satyajit Ray) . The film is the first of a trilogy
[The Apu Trilogy] and the world is celebrating the wonderful restoration of these films.
The movie showing started at 9:45 pm, which is normally Dad's bedtime. He says it was well-worth the effort to see this special movie.

==
Apples today. i'm tired this morning from playing late yesterday.

~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

06/20/2015 02:48.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Friday Flitzer
Happy Friday.
I get to see Dr Laua Wade today. She's my bird-doctor and she's very sweet.
Dad and Uncle Geno are taking me on the road-trip to see her.
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

06/12/2015 04:15.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Monday Flitzer
Hey, Cookie -

Oh, I have started the process with the new playstand:
This process has to be followed.
~~~
Step 1: Ignore it - this may go for a week

Step 2: Be Afraid of it - *Squawk* and fly away if I get near it.

Step 3: Test it out when Dad is not looking

Step 4: Love it
--
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

06/08/2015 03:36.36 AM Report This Comment  
  Sunday Flitzer
Hey, Cookie -
I got a new Playstand!

Dad came back from the Bird Fair with seeds, a couple small toys, a new bag of pellets and a wonderful grapevine Playstand.
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Saturday night Dad went to dinner with friends [Uncle Geno & Uncle JJ]. Afterwards they all came to my house and watched the movie "NOTES ON A SCANDAL" (2006) with Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett. Of course I watched it perched on Uncle Geno's shoulder.

Birdie-Hugs and ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

06/07/2015 02:12.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitting by on Friday
Happy Friday Friends.
Busy fun weekend ahead
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

06/05/2015 03:39.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Midweek
Happy Wednesday, Cookie!

Uncle Geno came over to see me - I just love playing in his long beard.
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Dad has a busy day, grocery shopping and errands for 3 families, but he always brings me home good food as well.
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

06/03/2015 03:37.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Thursday
Thursday here.
Matchstick Carrots, hugs from Dad and a fun day ahead
Hope you make it a great day. ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

05/28/2015 03:40.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitting By on a Friday
Happy Friday.
Hope you have a blessed day
~Wings Up~
Flitzer and Dad

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

05/22/2015 03:46.01 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Thursday
Hello from King Flit-Flit!
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Dad and Uncle Geno watched two movies in a row the other night:
The first film, "SAFETY LAST" (1923) with Harold LLoyd -they couldn't stop laughing.
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The second film, "THE NORMAL HEART" (about AIDS) -they couldn't stop crying.
Humans are silly creatures.

..................
Cool but sunny today. Dad is going to the first Cookout of the Season with friends.
Hope he brings back something yummy for me.
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

05/21/2015 03:47.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Saturday
Happy Saturday
Hope everyone has a good weekend - no plans here yet.
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Dad slept in, which is uncommon for himi.

He'll be getting my apples soon. I am great at making apples disappear.
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

05/16/2015 03:17.11 AM Report This Comment  
  It was an exciting day. When Dad's back was turned, Dante flew toward him and tried to land on his back. Dad moved and Dante grabbed Dad's neck instead of his back. I think that it must have hurt. Dad said some new words that I will have to remember.

Folger is molting like crazy. Her feathers are everywhere. Dante is in the same room with her and he likes to pick up Folger's feathers and chew on them. He is crazy!

I went to the vet again on Tuesday to have my beak reshaped. I don't think that the upper part is growing. The bottom part keeps growing and if I don't get it trimmed I look like a bulldog.

Your friend,

Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie, Toffee, Folger, Dante, Lucy & Peanut.

05/13/2015 02:50.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Midweek
Happy Humpday.
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Dad had a stomach-thing yesterday and spent most of the day in bed.
I don't usually go to his bedroom. He did stop out a couple times to see me and spend time with me.
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Feeling better in the evening, he went to see the movie "EX MACHINA" which he found interesting.
--
Today we'll have plenty of Dad-n-Bird Time. ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

05/13/2015 03:35.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Tuesday Flitzer Blog
Hey, Cookie - how is the beak?
Hope you're shaping up fine!

Yesterday was hot n muggy. Today is hot n muggy.
By Thursday it will be cold with possible frost. Wow.
--
The eye glasses Dad broke were bought in 2006 and cannot be repaired. Sadly they were his favorite pair.
--
Hope you have a wonderful day. ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

05/12/2015 04:49.49 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Thursday
Dad and Geno and I watched "Casablanca" last night. Hard to believe that Geno had never seen it.

I was pretty well-behaved, except for stealing a candy from the candy dish...and the moment when I wanted to sqauwk through the dialogue. Movie Nights are fun.
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

05/07/2015 04:28.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Monday
Hi, Cookie -

Watched "THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG" (1964, Dir: Jacques Demy) with Geno.
What a special movie - everyone line of the film is sung. in French. Beautiful, sweet and heartbreaking movie.
[Dad does cheat and turns on the subtitles]
--
Beautiful weekend weather-wise. A little rain predicted for Monday, but we can live with that.
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

05/04/2015 03:44.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Biography
Happy Sunday, BC Friends.
Since Dad lives in an apartment, he was looking for a "relatively quiet" bird.
Previously he had only cared for a parakeet -who was handicapped.
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Dad considered a clutch of 4 birds at the local bird store, which is about 45 min away from home.

The first time Dad tried to hold me I bit bit bit, to show him who was boss, but later visits I was calm and kind and loving.

I was the eldest and decided I wanted him. I waited patiently as Dad was attracted to the others, but he was Mine and I let him know that I was "The Bird".
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I was hatched in August and was supposed to go to Dad's home in November, but Dad had a bad fall when he moved Oct 31st, and that was delayed until mid-December.
Dad had my name chosen early on. Flitzer is German meaning "To Streak or Move Very Fast".
He named me after a Roller Coaster called "The Flitzer", a favorite in his childhood.
--
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

05/03/2015 03:01.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer on May 1st
Happy May!

We had some great Daddy-n-Bird Time on Thursday. In fact I visited Dad in his bedroom at nap time {I rarely go in there} As he rested he rubbed my back and I squawked happily.
These times of affection are rare but wonderful.
--
Dad had his friend, JJ, over last night and we watched Alfred Hitchcock's "Notorious" (1946).
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

05/01/2015 04:32.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Tuesday
A quick "Hello" today. ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

04/28/2015 03:34.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Us
Hi Flitzer!

Dad got you the wrong bird food? Oh no! That means that he has to give you lots of your favorite snacks. Lots of them. And even more attention than usual. You can forgive him as long as he treats you like the royalty which you are.

We had an interesting week. Not really. Pretty much the same as usual. Dad's grandson stays here every night. That means that I spend WAY too much time in my cage. Max is afraid of birds! Can you imagine that? Being afraid of little me. Just because I have bitten him on the ear before. I promise to not do it again. Maybe. OK.. I probably will. Being realistic.

I can certainly understand why he would be afraid of the other birds. Dante and Folger are BIG. Folger can't fly but Dante can. Dad said that he is going to have to trim Dante's wings again because of something called "spring fever", whatever that is.

You need snacks. NOW! Lots of popcorn. And a movie.

Your friend,

Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie, Toffee, Folger, Dante, Lucy & Peanut.

04/27/2015 07:00.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Sunday Flitzer
Hey Cookie and Friends!

I wake up to discover that Dad bought the wrong bird pellets. All my life I have eaten Roudybush "Minis" ...these fresh pellets are Roudybush "Small". They're huge.

Haven't decided yet weather to turn my beak up at these huge ugly things. Dad is not near any place that carries my pellets so he is going to have to journey for them or order them -so it may be a few days until I get the right ones.
Silly human.
~Wings Up~

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04/26/2015 02:20.24 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Saturday
Cold and wintry again.
The forecast for next week is a bit better but not great.
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Friday night we saw the Sci-Fi Movie "BLADE RUNNER" (1982) with Harrison Ford
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Matchstick Carrots today - my favorite.
~Wings Up~
.............................
Please remember the Mario Adler Memorial Page
(Page #276082)
.............................

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

04/25/2015 02:40.11 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer - Daddy has a bad start for his day
Locked Out!

Due to poor policy regarding keys [they never give keys to ANY of their staff] , nobody could enter the gym today.
This used to happen a lot - and we have begged Management to give a key to the Trustworthy morning staff. They refuse to do so.
Sadly, Dad has a very busy day with no opportunity to return later today.
---
I think I will fly around and have Dad chase me to give him his needed exercise.
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

04/22/2015 03:35.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi bud!
It was a good weekend. Lots of shoulder time with Dad. Got some egg, banana and grapes. Didn't watch any movies but Dad did let me watch some videos of parrots. It was pretty cool!

Dante bit Dad really hard on Saturday. Dad isn't sure why and wasn't exactly thrilled. When dad yelled in pain HaHo said, "OW!" Dante and Dad made up later. Dad thinks that he must have ignored some kind of warning and needs to be more vigilant next time.

Bye my friend!

Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie, Toffee, Folger, Dante, Lucy & Peanut.

04/20/2015 07:27.18 AM Report This Comment  
  Monday Flitzer
We had a gorgeos Sunday. Dad invited his friend Geno to lunch and we shared lemon cookies.
I don't normally like people other than Dad, but Geno is really great. He's my new buddy.
--
Later Geno and Dad went to see "THE SOUND OF MUSIC" at the Theater. Sadly the place is not 'bird-safe' so I had to stay home. I do love when we see "The Sound of Music" at home, so I can sing along.
--
Despite time at the movies, we did enjoy the sunshine and the beautiful day.
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

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