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Hi! My name is Mayo

I am a White-Capped Pionus from Tennessee, TN.



16 years old   M

White-Capped Pionus

Banana, walnuts, blackberries, strawberries and blueberries.

On top of my play yard.



"I like it when Mommy sings to me, and when she covers my cage at night to tuck me in".

I enjoy dropping food onto our dogs head, then I laugh..

"Don't come near me unless you are my Mommy"..

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  Hello Cuz~
Happy September! It's squash season! A very important time of year and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar and Pippo & The Calendar Page~Sapphire for September.

09/01/2014 05:45.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 1--Welcome to Cape Breton Island part 1
Hello everybirdie, my name is Angel Girl. I am a member of the SKY Flock, and this month's BOTM candidate. I would like to take this first day to introduce myself a little bit, and outline our month long trip to beautiful Cape Breton Island, Nova, Scotia, Canada.
I arrived at the Sky flock several years ago when my new owner became too afraid of me to keep me. I had lived with my first owner for the first five years of my life. I was born to his father's flock in the Barrie, Ontario area. I was a much loved, and pampered pet, who enjoyed the best of food, and attention. I even have a custom made large cage. When the relationship between my daddy and mommy fell apart I was posted for sale on the internet and ended up in Peterborough, Ontario,.
Why my new owner ever got me will forever be a mystery, but was, in part motivated by my Momma Deb telling her that she had wanted an African Grey for many years and was considering a clutch of Cameroons. My new owner had the very best of intentions, but lacked Parrot handling skills and experience. She was afraid of me, and when I made an escape from my cage, was unable to get me home again, and resorted to using a broom to "herd" me along. I came to hate the broom, as I was daily allowed out, but broomed back to my cage. Eventually I began to attack the broom, and the one holding it aggressively, biting and screaming my displeasure. After several months of war, my owner contacted my Momma Deb and asked her if she would take me in. My Momma Deb was very happy to go get me. She found me cowering in the back of the cage, locked in the back bedroom. I was quickly "caught up" with a towel and placed into a carrier. My cage and I were loaded up, and I was off to my new forever home.
It took a lot of work to get to the place were I trusted Momma Deb. She endured many hard bites, and one attack on that broom she was using to clean the floor. Since Momma Deb didn't give-up, I decided that I would trust her, and have since become Momma's special Girl. I have an extensive vocabulary of words, and sound effects, and I love singing my many songs. Enough about me.
This month we will be exploring Cape Breton Island, along the Cabot Trail by horse-back. IF any-birdie does not have a horse from CHUEY's BOTM Cattle Drive please let me know and we will round up one for you. We will be camping outdoors, enjoying many fun adventures, taking part in some Celtic festivals and games, and maybe even end up sparkled as my Fister Little Angel and Dixie Adler joy us for the trip. Pack up your camping gear, and ready to ride.
See everyone tomorrow as we take flight to Cape Breton. (SKY has transported our horses there by trailer).
Hugs and love
ANGEL GIRL 224627

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09/01/2014 11:01.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Message from QUEEN CHUEY
Howdy everybirdy, Queen Chuey here. I want to thank you all once more for riding the Trail with me. I had lots of fun and adventure this past month. I have a few plans for this upcoming month of September in the Castle. Seeing how well you all have mastered the art of horse riding,roping and the like, I think it only right to hold a RODEO at the Castle. The day and time will be posted both on the Calendar page and my own, also on my cousin ANGEL GIRLS PAGE.


Angel Girl is our September BOTM candidate and I know that you all will enjoy the month with her on Cape Breton Island. This adventuresome month will be narrated in true SKY FLOCK style and humor. It promises to be a fun, informative adventure. I must warn you though,that LITTLE ANGEL and her Hus-bird DIXIE will be joining you , so be prepared for some "SPARKLY" times head. ANGEL GIRL'S page #--224627.
Remember to give those horses some extra oats and molasses, they sure deserve it. Now, if I can only get these cowbird boots off, I'm gonna relax by the pool for a spell. Then enjoy some fine vittles in the Banquet Hall.
Hugs and kisses
Queen Trail Boss Chuey

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09/01/2014 09:14.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Day 31--The final Trail to Wyoming
Well, you can bet we sure had a merry time watchin' Bart, and his rustlers tryin' to get that mess off their feathers and cowboy outfits. The harder they tried, the worse mess they got themselves into. Jenny-Lynn just stood there, wings on her hips, laughin' so hard I wondered she didn't fall over. We came outta the brush and from behind them rocks to enjoy the show. Bart was cawin' and cussin' like a crow, but the more he tried, the worse it got. His wings got to stickin to his cowboy hat, then he fell again onto them ants and he was rollin like a dog with fleas.
"Ain't ya gonna help me Jenny-Lynn?" Bart pleaded as he tried in vain to get his wings off his head.
"Nah, I'm kinda enjoyin the show myself." JL sat down on a boulder and watched. The others gave up their fightin' and tryin and just stood their, sticky glop droppin' off in puddles onto their boots.
"Bart, we give up! You can try to take them cows ya gotta mind to, but we quit!" Twitch turned and looked at us, "you can shoot us if ya wanta, but we don't want your herd no more."
"You get, don't let us be seein' any sign of ya ever agin, or we'll be hangin from a rope" I finish and looked at them, grinning widely. "Now vamoose" It took but a few seconds before they began to wobble, and stumble off down the Trail, I had no doubt we'd seen the last of them. "Now Bart, what ya gotta say for yourself. You know the law of the West is hangin' but I don't have no heart for the likes of that. Instead you'll work for Lizzie, do all the dish washin, and ever she has a problem with ya, she's free to toast ya." Bart looked sadly at the mess he was in, and silently nodded his agreement. After much scrubbin in the river he came up as clean as a scoundrel like him could be. He worked quietly and nervously for Lizzie all the way to Wyoming where we cut him loose hopin' he'd learned his lesson. I'm a proud Trail Boss at how well you all learned to rope and ride, herd, and protect the herd of Long-horned Cattle all the way from Texas to Wyoming. You shot, and fought like the very best of them seasoned cow-punchers, ya ought be real proud of yourselves.
At this time I wish to thank each and everyone of you for your awesome support, both by voting daily and your encouraging words. I truly hope you all enjoyed your month long adventure on the Western Trail, and perhaps came away with a little bit of historical information too.
A very special thank you goes out to Momma Deb of the SKY FLOCK for all her photo editing, and assistance, without which I would never have been able to write such an eggciting, and fun adventure. Momma Deb is a real story-teller, and I appreciate her hard work, input and help.
Now, with my last blog posted I am heading back home for a short visit with my own Momma. I know she missed me while we rode the Trail, forged the River and fought the bad-birds. I have missed my hus-bird Mikey D too.
with love and hugs
Trail Boss Chuey

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08/31/2014 10:18.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Mayo
Now that you made the 10 you can work on 15K, hee hee.

Come visit me, Jetta.

08/30/2014 06:01.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mayo
Sweetie here to thank you so much for stopping by to wish me a Happy Hatch Day. I had a great one.

Hugs
Sweetie

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08/29/2014 07:13.10 AM Report This Comment  
  Day 27--Bring it on Bart!
Well, howdy all, Chuey here with our Cattle Drive Update. We made this side of San Saba at Pegleg Crossing by mid-afternoon, but he herds were weary from the quick pace, so we pitched camp early and set about puttin' guards on watch. We'd gotten word back from Sky regardin what they'd been findin' out from thoise Rustlers and Black Bart. As told by Sky, Jenny Holiday Earp Hickok took to visitin again;
"..I want to speak to my old friend alone for a moment!" Jen sits tall in her saddle and rides to meet up with Mr Bart! The two old friends shake wings and Jen says "back off Blackie, let my friends & herd pass peacefully!" Not liking that, Bart slaps leather but Jen pulls hers first, and all of a sudden, Bart is looking down the bore of Jenny's deadly 44! JL holsters her weapon, and says,"ride away, we are even friend" with a quick shoulder bump, the two return to their own people! Jen is under orders not to cause any disturbance and is waiting furthers orders from Trail Boss Ms Chuey."
Chuey rubs her chin, shakin her head, " Sky, Go pick out a dozen birds and post them around Bart's camp, have' em on the ready. We're fixin' to have us a shoot-out!"
Jedi rides over to speak with Chuey, "Boss, I brought you some Cheyenne scouts from my family at the rez. They will watch over us and make sure all of us are safe and not harmed. They will be watching over us with bows and arrows ready !" Chuey looked around, then Jedi pointed to the distant hills, Lifting his Arm, Chuey saw two scouts raise Bows high over their heads. "Thanks pardner, we're well prepared"
Jenny rode away to rejoin Chyna watchin from a distance. "He ain't gonna let this be." Chyna grinned knowin' he was goin' ride his band of rustlers into a mess of trouble."

" Ok boyz, They think they have us scared, Well, we'll be seein' to that" Bart laughs his wicked laughter echoing off the hills and rocks. " get yourselves ready, we're goin' callin" Bart laughs again louder, evil and menacing. His gang of mangy rustlers grin, gettin into their boss's merriment. "Yes sir ye, we'll show'em " twitch says as he saddles up his nag. Mountin up, they ride off to collect themselves a herd of long-horns. Arriving in the rocky brush by the river, they wait for their payday to arrive from down the trail.
" Boss, Boss, we'er all set." Pookie says, riding past to join the point riders out front carryin' their long-riffles across their saddles, Panther, tips his hat and nods, he's ready and waitin' for the show to begin. Cori, Sugar and Falco hold the herd into a straight line for the River ahead, swing-ridin' all the while keepin' eyes on the trail and hills close by. Sweetpepper, with Sweetie and Kacey carry newborn calves on their saddles, too young for the quickened pace of the herd."
Trail Boss Chuey 245908

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08/27/2014 02:17.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 26- troubles comin our way
Howdy cow-wranglers, Chuey here with today's Cattle Drive Update. We rode double watches during the night to keep an eye open for our friend Black Bart. We were waitin' for him and his raggedy band of vultures to swoop down on our herd and run' em off in the middle of the night, but all was quiet. Too quiet!
"Boss," Polly whispers " what' d ya think he's up too?"
"Well, ain't too sure. He's been trailin' us since we headed out, ain't sure at all" I answered, not sure what to say beyond that.
" JL and Sky sent back word through Kiddo and Spot that Black Bart had hankered down over yonder by Llano. They been talkin' real quiet-like, makin plans" Jedi reports. I nod, and give Cutter his head as we make one round of the herd to update the others on what I just learned.
We kept the herd close-up and movin' pretty steady through the mornin' and by mid-day we'd already covered six miles. I'd just set down to some hot vittles when Chyna came gallopin' in, stoppin in a cloud of dust and horse sweat. " the rustlers are saddled up and movin to the rocks west of Beef Trail Crossin'. Jenny-Lynn and Sky are followin' 'em so they don't make a slip on us and get us by surprise. "
Chyna hopped off Dyna-Dancer, and Rio grabbed the lead and walked her to the corral, stripin' her saddle off and rubbin' her down good. BonBon ropes a silver dapple and throws the saddle over his muscular back, tightenin' the straps good, and leads him over to where Chyna is eatin' a quick bowl of stew before headin' back to join up with JL and Sky.
"tell them two not to get gun-crazy too soon, we wanta teach Bart a lesson 'bout his thieving' ways"
I grabbed up Cutters reins, as I sprung onto his back, given him a slap on the shoulder we were off on a gallop to warn the point riders to b e ready for the "party"
"Sky, look" Jenny-Lynn points out the hoof prints of two new riders crossin' those of Black Bart and his band of rustlers." Sky leans over the shoulder of his horse Chief and studies them for a minute.
"Yep, looks that way" Sky clicks to Cutter and they move out followin' the new set of tracks for a spell to see who it is that has joined the rustlers. They didn't have to ride long before they spied the gang, settled down in the brush, with a smoke-less fire heatin' a pot of grub. Black Bart was in deep conversation with the two new comers, while the others kept a watch for the herd on the trail. It was here, hidden by the rocks and brush that Chyna caught up with them. She had brought them food from the dragon-wagon and they ate it in silence as they kept watch on their friends below .
Suddenly, the camp was alive with activity as the rustlers caught up their horses, and silently packed up their belongin's. " Ok boys, they're gonna be here in a few hours, lets get us ready, "SLIM, you and Twitch get over to the rock corral and make sure that the herd can't escape when the rest of us drive them in there."
Trail Boss Chuey 245908

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08/26/2014 02:06.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mayo
Mom can not wait until this weekend because it is a 3 day weekend and she has so much to catch up on around the house and then she can spend lots of time with me and the flock and I can not wait. The weather is a little better this week. Have a great day.

Hugs
Puffin

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08/26/2014 07:23.39 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mayo
Well, I am back blogging, and I have the fact that Mom has to sit up after she "eats" to thank for it. After she has her broth or Ensure, she has to sit up for an hour. She was doing it in bed for the first few days or sitting up with me. I was getting the benefits of that, because she spent that time reading with me. Today she actually has enough energy to type for me. Since Dad is still home on medical leave, I am stuck in my room though....phooey!

Mom is not eating anything I am interested in sharing, and that is a drag. Chicken broth with milk in it, Ensure and chocolate milk are not anything I want or can have (chocolate Ensure) any part of. She tried beef broth, but declared it nasty along with the baby food. So she does the drinking before she comes in my room. She has already lost 6 pounds, and she has another 10 days before she can have anything like a banana or other "chewable". She tried cottage cheese which is allowed, but she almost choked on it.

I am OK with all of this though, because I am getting bonus mom time. No gym until next Monday, and then no zumba (so only an hour or so at the gym) for two more weeks after that. She knows she has to spend that time with yours truly or pay the price....nipped ears!

Kiddo

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08/25/2014 02:15.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 25--Troubles are a brewin'
Howdy pardners, Chuey here with today's Cattle Trail Update. We had ourselves a restful, peaceful night. The watches went smooth as silk, and not one cow was inclined to stir up any troubles. We filled up on a breakfast of hot biscuits and gravy, bacon, eggs, and some flap-jacks. What a meal that Lizzie, Kaji and Mikey dish out. Could get used to this mighty easy.
As the point riders moved out, aand the dawgies fell into place the mornin' sun was just peakin' over the eastern horizon. I decided to take Baxter and Little Peep with me and scout out ahead a ways for good grazin for the noon stop-over. We'd rode like-wise to four miles when somethin' shiny in the distance caught my eye. We pulled up under the shade of a tree as I watched for a spell. "HHMMMM? Looks like we're 'bout to get us some company" I sat still and watched longer and ate my apple with Baxter and L'il Peep. "Yep! We best be headin' back to the herd, wanta make sure we got the welcome mat out"
By the time we rejoined the herd they were two miles shy of were I'd saw the sun bouncin' off something in the distance. Somethin' like the barrel of a gun!"
"Jenny_lynn, Chyna, Sky, I need ya to ride over towards the west some, cut back at Beef Trail Crossin' . I think we're about to have us some fun."
Sky and the others rode off at a gallop. Pistols were carried in Holsters worn in varies manners. A multitude of holster styles existed and each was made for a specific need. Rifles were carried in hand or in scabbards attached to the saddle or wagon. 'Cowbirds' carried their pistols as tools and kept them in a readily available condition. Most cowbirds were good to excellent marksbirds, relying on their guns to stay alive on the trails.
"We're in for some fancy shootin' cowboys and girls, best ya all get your side-arms at the ready." I rode from wrangler to wrangler. A tension spread swiftly through the group, as we pushed the herd along the trail, gettin' them to pick up a l'il speed.
"BOSS, you sure we can't handle Black Bart?" Zippy asked nervous of the possible outcome
"There's but five or six of 'em against all us, we'll lickin' right good and dandy Zippy!"
Jenny-Lynn, Sky and Chyna had made record time to Beef Trail Crossin, and were doublin back to come up behind them thievin' feather-lice infected rustlers. They ground hitched their horses and creep up nice and slow until they had them in their sights. "Think we might as well blast'em now? " JL asked eager for a good fight.
"Not yet, let's have some fun first" Chyna whispers softly
Sky took a small stone and tossed it far to the left. The rustlers wiped round as if a Ghost had touched ' em." What was that boss?"
"Ain't nuthin' but a chipmunk or the likes of it." Black Bart watched as in the distance the dust cloud appeared, " herds acomin' get ready lads"
Trail Boss Chuey 245908

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08/25/2014 01:22.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mayo
the copper leaf hibicus just bloomed and its beautiful. not pale pink at all like tag said but a brilliant scarlet. anyway mom went and bought the last 2 copper leaf hibiscus today. she thinks these are different also from the one she bought previously and these are hardy to -30F. these might have the pink blooms but someone cut the blooms off.

love Cori

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08/24/2014 09:46.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mayo
My name is Angel Girl--Angel for short. I am SKY and Little Angel's fister. I am going to be your September BOTM candidate.
I have spoken at length with my frother SKY and Chuey our cousin and Sky had agreed to let all of you keep your cow-pony for next month as we take a horseback tour of the beautiful and historic
Cape Beeton Island, Canada. We will require birdies willing to lead a pack-horse of two as we rough it out under the stars, learn about the Celtic heritage of this Island, whale watch and more. I hope you all will be able to join us on this day by day tour.
Angel Girl 224627

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08/24/2014 03:52.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 24-- Where the green grass grows
Howdy all, Cowgirl Chuey here with Sunday's Cattle Drive update. It's firstly important to note that after a lot of yellin' hazin' and chasin' we got the herd and remuda cross the Red River and gathered safety on the other side. We sure were bushed when it was all said and done, but there's no rest for the wranglers on the trail. We got ourselves a good fed of grub, and set about a spell talkin' of all the places we'd so far passed through.
The trail proceeded northward, crossing the James River near the site of present Noxville, the Llano at Beef Trail Crossing, the San Saba at Pegleg Crossing, and Brady Creek west of Brady. The trail left the Hill Country through Cow Gap. The Western Trail crossed the Clear Fork of the Brazos near Fort Griffin at the Butterfield-Military Road crossing, where the second feeder trail from Tom Green County, which ran through Buffalo Gap, joined the trunk route. Thence the Western Trail proceeded through Throckmorton, crossed the Brazos at Seymour and the Pease at the site of Vernon, and veered northeastward to leave Texas at what later became known as Doan's Crossing.
The Western Trail crossed the Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River a few miles north of Doan's, to enter Greer County, near present day Warren, Oklahoma. We will soon leave the current trail north of Abilene, to take the Potter-Bacon Cutoff to cross the Llano Estacada, ending in Wyoming. Leaving the river, the trail now enters the most dangerous section of the route, the Cheyenne-Arapaho Reservation. Here the drovers frequently meet American Indians who want to supplement their meager government rations with fresh beef. Usually the meetings ended amicably, but in the mid-1880s military escorts were frequently assigned to the trail. However, we have already made contact with the tribal leaders and will cross the territory unharmed.
Weighin' heavy on everyone's mind is the report of Jenny-Lynn, that Black Bart and his gang of rustlers have their hearts set on takin' the herd for themselves. To help protect the wranglers we are riding doubled up, and everybird is packin fire-power, just in case it comes to a real-life western shoot-out.
The cows move slowly, tired from their day long crossin' of the Red. We don't push them hard, but wanta try to get some distance between us and the rustlers before we hit the rough, rugged mountain-like terrain to come. Since Dragon-wagons are prime attack targets because they carry not only food supplies but ammunition. medical and other stocks as well, we have appointed JL, Sky, BB, Chyna and Kiddo to ride guard until we hit the Kansas border northwest of Buffalo Gap.
Happy Trails to you, until, we meet again
Chuey 245908

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08/24/2014 02:52.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Mayo sweetie, from Jenny
Looks like we will have to endure another hot and humid day, but hey, it's Summertime, we will remember this day in January and February, when your exposed skin will freeze in ten minutes, ouch! We hope you all have a grand and glorious Sunday, to us all Sundays are wonderful for many reasons, it is like a rest stop along life's busy weekly highway, give thanks to your friends and family that look past our faults and love us unconditionally! Give my love to all in your Sunday home, see ya tomorrow...

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08/24/2014 10:51.09 AM Report This Comment  
  MAYO
Hi! We was up late on Friday night. cause we had some horrible thunderstorms roll through. We was sleeping then all sudden loud boom bam flash of light heavy rain wind it was scary we state yelling fir mom and dad. Mom sat with us a while tried to
Cover us back up but with the thunder SSO bad at times it shook the windows and the lighting was horrible. So we got to come out and set with mom till it pAst wich was not till 3 am . You know what there nothing Good on TV that early in the morning. It was very hot and humid here today to . Mom said its because of all the rain we got on Friday night. So glad your mom getting the planets to bounce back mom said your mom must have a green thumb. My mom don't I check her thumb not green. Mom made us French toast for breakfast it was sooooo yummy then we had veggies for a snack tonight. Time for bed tweet dreams. BBF Rio

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08/23/2014 09:38.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 23--Crossing the River part 2
Whoopie, Ride 'em down Pookie" I hollered as the bull charged through the millin' herd at the water's edge, and out into the open grasslands beyond, followed by half the herd. Susan and Kacey light out after the herd at top speed, cutting cows back towards the river. The panic of one cow runs wild through a herd, it becomes a dangerous game for both riders on their horses and the herd itself.
" Cut her off Zippy" Rio yells over the thunder of hooves. Zippy maneuvers her horse into the herd, and swings the horse towards the river, turning a fleein' heifer and calf, several others follow her, as they slow their pace to a fast walk in the right direction.
"Giddiy up" Sky slaps Chief on the shoulder as he lunges out of the rushing river, after the runaways. Pookie let's his rope fly, catching the bull by the front leg. He tumbles forwards to the ground, giving the riders time to get in front of the stampede and turn them back. Pookie holds the rope taunt with his horse preventin' that bull movin' for a spell. Finally with the herd slowin' and turning towards the River, the bull staggers to his feet as the rope slacks. Pookie is joined by Gus as they haze him back into the center of the herd once more.
"What expert horsemanship!" I yell across the River to those responsible for stopping a stampede. We'd managed to hold the herd already crossed calmly in the sea of grass. "Ok, let's get' em over" I yell and wave my ok, as the herd is once more pushed into the water and swam over.
It takes a goodly part of the day to move our herd across the river, what with strays, them gettin' bogged in the mud on the banks and needin' pulled out, and the water pulling weaker ones with the current. Finally with the calves swam over across saddles, the herd is put to graze as the horses and Dragon wagon prepare to join us.
"Alright, let's get the wagon over" Sky and Jenny-Lynn help the ferry man roll the heavy vessel onto the raft,. It's goin' be a slow process to carry first the wagon, then the supplies across the rushing river. The ferry is pulled by heavy rope cables strung shore to shore. It is hard, difficult work, but surely as not it is finally finished. As Kaji, Lizzie and Mikey help re-load the supplies the remuda is driven from their oped corral towards the river.
" OK Boss, let's have'em go" Peppino calls out to Chuey on the opposite shore. Chuey raises her cowbirdhat and the push begins. The horses are herded for the bank and quickly out into the moving waters. We don't give'em time to rethink this. Horses are good swimmers, but some still flail wildly and have to be roped and pulled to the banks, amongst the screams and high shrill fearful whinnies.
Sugar sees a white gelding pulled under the current, tossing her rope over his slender neck as he comes to the surface further down stream. She clicks to Thorin who lunges for shore and up the grassy embankment. The gelding pants heavily.
Trail Boss Chuey 245908

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08/23/2014 01:34.17 PM Report This Comment  
  KAJI FOR 10K CLUB VOTE PG# 43005
HI MAYO, HOW ARE YOU TODAY? HOPE YOU ARE NOT HAVING BAD WEATHER OR RAIN AND FLOODING LOIKE SO MANY OTHER STATES ARE HAVING.

WE ARE HAVING SOME HOT AND HUMID WEATHER HERE. THE A/C HAS BEEN ON FOR 3 DAYS NOW, THAT TELLS YOU HOW HOT AND HUMID IT IS OUTSIDE. MOM SAYS WEA RE STAYING IN AND READING OR WATCHING TV.

G-PA IS DOING BETTER BUT HIS VOICE IS STILL A BIT RASPY. THAT WILL LAST A FEW DAYS YET. HE JUST CAN'T STRAIN IT OR OVERUSE IT.

AUNTIE PAM IS HOME AND DOING OKAY. THEY KEPT HER TILL VERY LATE ON THURSDAY NIGHT CAUSE SHE WAS IN LOTS OF PAIN. SHE IS RESTING NOW AT HOME WITH KIDDO AS HER NURSE.

STAY COOL

SWEETPEPPER

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08/23/2014 10:40.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Mayo!
How ARE YA??!! Thanks for the congrats on my being the BOTD t'day. What a nice surprise, finding my mug in the winner's spot. Had to scrounge up a crown for the big occasion. You're on the King every once in awhile, right? so I'm makin' the most of it for sure. CONGRATS to you on makin' the 10 Grand Club. Lookin' good there on that 10K bill!

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08/23/2014 09:26.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mayo,
Hope you're having a good weekend!! We had some rain but at least it's cool. Enjoy your day! Leaving a vote for you.

Your friend,
Chipper

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08/23/2014 09:25.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi sweet Mr Mayo, from Jenny Lynn
Dad went out to get our paper from the sunroom, and it was already sticky yucky hot, and it is supposed to be in the 90's for several more days! We don't mind the heat so much but the humidity is a killer! Fortunately we only have inside things planned for our day! I hope your Saturday is peaceful and comfortable as you enjoy your family time together! Have a great day and give my love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

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08/23/2014 07:11.01 AM Report This Comment  
  It's the weekend !
Mom and Dad are NOT going to the g'parronts till tomorrow - they're going to the orchard to get peaches instead ! ! That means peach shortcake, peach melba, peach ice cream, peaches, peaches, peaches !

Me ? I'm working on a new project on my playgym . . . I've got a ladder and I keep dragging it around trying to find the perfect place for it to barricade my toys ! Don't want those parronts touching my things !

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08/23/2014 04:29.11 AM Report This Comment  
  i Mayo
A policeman pulled a female driver over and asked to see her license. After looking it over, he said to her, "Lady, it stipulates here on your license that you should be wearing glasses." "Well, I have contacts," the woman replied. "look lady, I don't care who you know," snapped the Officer. "You're getting a ticket."

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08/23/2014 01:04.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mayo
I think they just want us to buy all the plants and have to replaced them the following year. We are between zone 3 and zone 4 for planting. So, that limits us a lot. Downstate we were zone 5. So mom couldn't bring a lot of her plants up here.
Today was better, I went outside with mom for a while. The sun came out around 3pm for a short time but, warmed us up to 76!!! It didn't last long but we enjoyed it. Hope you had a nice day.
Hugs
Chyna

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08/22/2014 10:25.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mayo
yes the bronze leafed hibiscus is called the hardy hibiscus and is good for -20f. don't know what color the flowers will be because the flower buds haven't opened yet but the tag said pink. the peony tree is suppose to have red flowers. so far the deer are leaving both alone.

HAPPY TGIF DAY

love Cori

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08/22/2014 10:10.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Mayo!
That cherry picker was extended again this morning to it's full height. And boy, that is one tall one. You know I made a beeline for Mom's shoulder away from the window. Those things are not natural. They are too tall. And what is with that bucket attached to it? Why would any human want to go in that thing?

And you know what tomorrow is, right? Saturday. My favorite day of the week.

Wing hugs coming at you!
Your buddy,
Kaji

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08/22/2014 09:42.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mayo
This evening after dinner mom cleaned my condo as usual. Then she cleaned up the kitchen from dinner and put everything away and sat down a bit. I flew over into the kitchen and sat on the counter. Mom kept coming over or looking over to see what I was doing but I just sat there. Mom asked me if I was going to take over the kitchen duties LOL. She also said if I weren’t potty trained she would of chased me back to my condo by then. I enjoyed just sitting there for a long time. Dad was over in the kitchen and I got him to pick me up finally to take me back to my condo. “Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes playing a poor hand well.“ Left a vote for you my friend~~ Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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08/22/2014 06:42.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mayo
Yay, you got your 10k stuff! Aren't the pics good?
Those hibiscus will thrive with your mom's green thumb. Our hardy ones are in bloom right now, and we love them! We have 2 red and a white, so mom is thinking of getting a pink one.
Today mom went to the eye doc, who says all is well. She's going back in 3 weeks for the final follow up and the refraction exam for glasses, YAY! After the eye doc, she went to the center to do her shift at reception again. Maybe next week she'll start with the animals, but she felt it best to do another day at the desk today.
After the center, she went to the bank, then to the Giant Eagle pharmacy to pick up her meds, and finally to the pool for a couple of hours. Now we will have her for the rest of the day, hooray! She will be on the phone looking for a groomer for Polly for part of the time, but the rest of the time, she's ours.
I hope you are having a great day, good weather, and lots of cuddles. Hugs, Falco

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08/22/2014 12:28.38 PM Report This Comment  
  HELLO FROM LITTLE LUCY
Hi Mayo,
Daddy hasn't been very happy with the nursing facility where he's staying. So Momma had a talk with the director, and you should see all the attention that he has gotten since then. It may be all right after all, but if not, Momma will move him. We'll keep you posted.

It sure does seem like summer skipped us this year, doesn't it? However, the cooler temps are sure better than sweltering 90's to 100. Still it would be nice to have some swimming pool weather here. Momma hasn't been in our pool once this year!
Love and Big Hugs from Your Friend, Little Miss Lucy

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08/22/2014 12:01.32 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Mayo
Flies and mosquitos are both pests so they are both equal !!!

Love your pal
Snowflake.

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08/22/2014 11:47.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Day 22- Crossing the rushing Red River
Howdy pardners, Chuey here with a brief update on our progress on the Cattle Trail.
With Jenny-Lynn's safe return from checkin' out the rustlers I was able to have some peace of mind. We have other pressing matters at hand. We'd no doubt deal with them rustlers mighty soon. Sky, Jenny-Lynn, Jedi, Ms BB and Pearl at point we began to haze the herd towards the river. The roar of the water fillin' our ears long before we arrived outside Doan. Sugar, Boo Boo, Snowflake, Chipper, and Cori helped to round up the cows with young calves at their feet. Ropin' the calves and tying 'em over their saddles for safety. The others took to yowlin' and Yippin' to stir the herd to movin'. Cattle by nature are leery of fast moving water, and this River was no different. They hesitated as they were pushed by those behind them down the red rocky banks into the cold water.
Jenny usin' her horse, Get Away, bumped the lead steer to get him committed to the swim, the others bulked as they entered the river, bawling and tryin' their darnedest to turn back. With a swat on the butt the lead cow plundered into the water, eyes wide with fear, but she continued to move, swimming as she reached the middle of the nearly mile wide crossing.
"Move' em long, gitt-along, cow-bosssssss, Git-ip, move 'em up." Sky yellsa t the frightened cattle, forcing them to swim to reach the other side safely. " JL, Rope that red before she falls" Jenny-Lynn ropes her in one try, pulling the tired heifer to safety closer to the bank.
"Calf down" Snowflake yells to Jedi who plunges his horse along side the calf being tugged away with the current. " Got 'er" he yells out, pulling the calf beside his horse and out of the river's rushing waters.
"Bring 'um up" Sky yells as the herd continues to file into the river on the Doan banks. " BB, black steer" he yells over the river's roar. BB swings Sun Dancer to the right and ropes a steer who has fallen before he got trampled by those behind him. The horses whinny loudly out of fear and tension as their riders push the herd forward. "Susan, white heifer to your left" A yearling heifer flails terrified in the strong current, pulled down stream. Susan races Thorin down the banks to cut off the drownin' heifer, roping her over the horns she backs her horse up pulling the bawling heifer to the opposite bank.
" YAAAAW!!! Get-a-long" Spot yells to the now hesitant cattle. He uses his horse to push them to the bank and Silver drives them on into the water.
Dixie, Cookie, Hulk and Cydney swim their mounts across the river just south of the herd, to help pull out stranded cattle to safety.
Suddenly a bawl cuts the air as a red checked bull enters the river, tryin' to turn back he bumps those behind him causing them to split and run away from the river. Celine and Polly race after him, with Zippy Rio and Pookie cutting in front of the herd following at his heels. We had a stampede headin' our way if they can't turn'em back to the water.
Chuey 245908

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08/22/2014 11:18.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mayo
Since this is Mom's long weekend off, she said tomorrow we'll try French toast. And I have her all to myself for three days, since she doesn't have to go back to work until Monday at 3 in the afternoon.

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08/22/2014 07:45.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mayo,
You're Welcome!

Yes, she did a very nice job on the pictures!
I told her that yesterday when I blogged her.

Enjoy your day and have a great weekend!!
Leaving a vote for you too.

Your friend,
Chipper

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08/22/2014 07:29.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mayo--
The hibiscus sound great...We're assuming they're the tropical kind, not the perennial kind or the rose of sharon kind....you must have lots of space to overwinter them! Our Bigheads only have the tub in the bathroom and that's reserved for the lemon trees, the orchids and maybe some coleus cuttings. The cuttings did really well last year and they're making our side garden look very nice, so we'll start a few again this year. They're a dark red, so nice contrast with all the green stuff.

Congratulations on your 10K...We know you had to work hard to get there...hugs to you...

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08/22/2014 07:12.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mayo, I love your 10K pic, Jenny
Lots of yard work for dad yesterday, it was looking a little tacky, and our lawn man came over and trimmed all the shrubs and bushes, and cleaned out some gutters, and hauled the rubbish away in his truck! We are having another very hot and humid day, but we are all staying inside today! Here's hoping you all have a great TGIF, and give my love to all in your home, see ya tomorrow...

Very much love from Jenny & the Dallas family

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08/22/2014 05:46.00 AM Report This Comment  
  TGIF !
Sugar did a great job on your 10k pictures ! Today is the last day (morning) mom is going to school ! ! She brought some things for daddy to do - mostly cutting out things for a project - I shall do everything in my power to help !

Then she wants to go to the local farm for some fresh picked peaches :) YUMMY in my tummy ! I absolutely deserve it too - do you know what I heard her doing yesterday ? Making an appointment for a pedicure for me - For some reason she thinks my nails are getting long - what she doesn't like a little scratch now and again ?

Hope you have a good day :) love Cookie

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08/22/2014 05:02.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mayo
Congrats on joining the 10K club. Way to go! It sounds like your mom has got quite a collection of Hibicus going and I hope they all survive with some TLC. It is very hot and humid here to with lots of those pesty mosquitoes and some rain. Hope you and mom and the rest of the flock and dogs have a great day.

Hugs
Puffin

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08/22/2014 04:01.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mayo
Right back at you, thanks for stopping. RT

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08/22/2014 01:21.28 AM Report This Comment  
  hi Mayo
that's a great picture of you. Congrats. Squak

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08/22/2014 01:01.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Mayo
I like your 10K pics .... very nice.
My parronts saw some hibiscus plants on sale today. But, the tag said they were good down to a certain degree for winter. Well, not up here! So they didn't get any. Our winters are way too harsh for them. They were very pretty.
Hope every bird had a good day. Tomorrow is condo cleaning day. I heard mom say that my stuff will be changed around. I'm not liking that! It will take me all day to re-arrange it!
Have a greyt night.
Hugs
Chyna

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08/21/2014 10:32.30 PM Report This Comment  
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