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Dandy is our daughter's bird. Our daughter hand fed Dandy and raised her from the time when she was a just a little chick in pin feathers..

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Hi! My name is Dandy

I am an Indian Ring-Necked Parakeet from Tennessee, TN.

Princess Dandylion and The Pinata Queen

14 years old   F

Indian Ring-Necked Parakeet

Fruit

My cage, and exploring around the house.



"My mommy has loved me ever since I was just a little chick".

I dance and move to music..

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  Hi Dandy
HAPPY TGIF DAY
ok here is the third installment of interesting facts.
Random Animal Facts
25. A human brain operates on about 15 watts.
26. Warmer weather causes more turtles to be born female than male.
27. African buffalo herds display voting behavior, in which individuals register their travel preference by standing up, looking in one direction and then lying back down. Only adult females can vote.
28. If a honeybee keeps waggle dancing in favor of an unpopular nesting site, other workers headbutt her to help the colony reach a consensus.
29. Honeybees can flap their wings 200 times every second.
30. The claws of a mantis shrimp can accelerate as quickly as a .22-caliber bullet.
31. A single strand of spider silk is thinner than a human hair, but also five times stronger than steel of the same width. A rope just 2 inches thick could reportedly stop a Boeing 747.
32. A supercolony of invasive Argentine ants, known as the "California large," covers 560 miles of the U.S. West Coast. It's currently engaged in a turf war with a nearby supercolony in Mexico.
33. The recently discovered bone-house wasp stuffs the walls of its nest with dead ants.
34. By eating pest insects, bats save the U.S. agriculture industry an estimated $3 billion per year.
35. Dancing frog. its no bigger than a bumble bee and is known for extending its leg straight out and waving its foot to attract females. this foot waving also comes in handy for pushing other males out of the way. Fourteen new species of dancing frogs have been discovered in 2014, raising the global number of known dancing-frog species to 24.
36. A sea lion is the first nonhuman mammal with a proven ability to keep a beat.
( guess they haven't watched any of the parrots dancing ganga style on u-tube)

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08/22/2014 10:11.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dandy
Mom said she would not complain about the heat this summer, because all winter long, she was just waiting for summer to come along. I got a new pinata! It's a big yellow lion with really neat stuff for a mane. I've chewed all that mane paper off, it's stiffer than the pinata paper.
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, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, Divo, welcoming his old buddy Tooth home & Falco, fly free, Tooth.

08/22/2014 12:57.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dandy
More random animal facts that may surprise you
13. Less time separates the existence of humans and the tyrannosaurus rex than the T-rex and the stegosaurus.
14. There's a place on Earth where seagulls prey on right whales.
15. Owls don't have eyeballs. They have eye tubes.
16. Animals with smaller bodies and faster metabolism see in slow motion.
17. Dogs' sense of smell is about 100,000 times stronger than humans', but they have just one-sixth our number of taste buds.
18. The extinct colossus penguin stood as tall as LeBron James.
19. Male gentoo and Adelie penguins "propose" to females by giving them a pebble.
20. Azara's owl monkeys are more monogamous than humans.
21. Barn owls are normally monogamous, but about 25 percent of mated pairs "divorce."
22. A group of parrots is known as a pandemonium.
23. Polar bears have black skin.
24. Reindeer eyeballs turn blue in winter to help them see at lower light levels.

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08/21/2014 10:01.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dandy
Yesterday afternoon it rained like crazy! There was about 2 inches of water in the bucket mom leaves out to catch rainfall. We keep saying it's good for the gardens this year, though. Today is sunny but really cool out. Mom says she's still going to the pool, just to sit in the sun. It might be her last day for a couple of days.
Tomorrow is the big day! Mom has to be at the place at 8:15, so hopefully she'll be home by noon. We are all hoping for the best possible results. Mom says if it goes like the first one, it will be fine. We won't be online tomorrow, but should be back on Friday or Saturday.
I hope you are having a good day today, filled with summer skies, sunshine, and love. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, Divo, welcoming his old buddy Tooth home & Falco, fly free, Tooth.

08/13/2014 07:37.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dandy
.our big black gum tree leaves are starting to change color and they are starting to drop off. the land where we live in Pittsburgh is very unstable because of all the layers of shale and clay and coal and after being inundated with so much rain water a sinkhole has opened up near to where we live. a woman was leaving a retail shop on a busy road and was backing out of her parking space when her car began to rock and tilt and suddenly she start sinking down and called the store owner on her cell phone, who ran out of the store and ulled the woman out of the car window just as the car sank further down into the hold and then suddenly disappeared. we had helicopters flying above our house for hours from the local news stations filming this and reporting on it. mom also thinks the sink hole is probably an after effect from fracking activity and the frackers
haven't even gotten started with all the different well sites they have planned.

love Boo Boo

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08/12/2014 09:43.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dandy
Today we're doing a short c/p because mom has a doctor's appointment soon. It's her physical before the eye surgery. She figures with the doc always running late, we're better to do this now. Hope everyone who attended the party last night had fun, we sure did. The castle is fabulous as always, and Queen Zeena was the perfect hostess. Hope you are having a magnificent summer day, filled with sunshine and love. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, Divo, welcoming his old buddy Tooth home & Falco, fly free, Tooth.

08/08/2014 07:12.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dandy
i thought today was going to be a good day but boy was i wrong about that. mom decided to take us outside today and i was very happy and after trying to bite mom a few times while she put my harness on mom grabbed the paper and out to the porch we went. mom read the paper and i looked around. after mom finished reading the paper she decided to pick up some sticks laying on the grass. ok everything good so far. then mom started looking at me. not so good. next thing i know she has gotten out the dremmel grinder and is starting to work on my beak. i was mad and wouldn't co operate. the more mom tried the more i fight her. mom then wrapped me up in a towel and that was all i could take and started to scream. dad came outside to see what was going on. mom said to dad please hold her beak open so i can trim her lower beak. dad then held my beak open and in 1 minute mom had smoothed down my over grown lower beak and i could close my beak. it was almost more than i could take even though mom kissed me and said i looked beautiful. if i ever find that dremmel i am gong to destroy it.

love Cori

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08/07/2014 09:46.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dandy
mom was at the store today waiting for the cashier to ring up her order and a woman with 2 small girls was in front of her. the littles girl was whinning for some candy and the mom kept saying no so the little girl picked up a candy bar and bite into it through the wrapper and all and then placed it back with the other candy. the little girl then noticed mom was staring at her watching her bad behavior and gave mom this cutey pie smile. for one of the few times in moms life she kept her mouth shut and face expressionless as she stared down the little brat who then burst into tears and ran to her mommy. mom thinks she taught the little girl a lesson but isn't quite sure what. either don't do that again or to be more sneaky. mom is hoping for the first result. by the way don't ever buy the candy near the checkout counter at any store.

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07/25/2014 10:14.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dandy
It's been a pretty summer here so far, too. Mom's coneflowers, sunflowers, calendula, marigolds, orange cosmos, regular cosmos, and so many other things are in bloom right now, and the grass is still green.
It's cooler here today than it has been for a couple of days, only going into the mid 70s today. That's good pool weather though. Mom will spend the afternoon reading by the pool, then do some grocery shopping which is really needed at this point. (She only had 7 things to cut up into the our bowls today.) Later we will celebrate Falco's hatchday with songs, special treats, and maybe a new toy. She's hoping to get her favorite popcorn nutriberries. ♫Happy Hatchday to Falco! ♫ Come on over for some cake and nutriberries later! We can all watch as Falco opens her gifts. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, Divo, welcoming his old buddy Tooth home & Falco, fly free, Tooth.

07/24/2014 07:57.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dandy
today when mom turned on the bathroom faucet the water was only trickling and all the other faucets in the house were working normally . mom was afraid of another broken pipe so dad called the plumber who for $85 unscrewed the filter from the faucet, cleaned it off and screwed it back on. it took him 5 minutes. no broken pipes and no leaks.

it then stopped raining so mom thought a good time to pull weeds while the ground is wet. outside she went and was working away and noticed the little bunny that lives in the yard was standing right beside her eating the weeds. mom said hello little bunny and he twitched his nose and continued eating. he was only about 2 feet from mom.
then a yellow jacket came out of nowhere and stung mom on the arm. mom screamed and the little bunny ran away. the bee got mom good because its 7 hours later and her arm is still stinging like crazy and all swollen up. its also been raining every since.

love Boo Boo

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07/14/2014 10:50.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dandy
DONT FORGET TO WATCH THE SUPERMOON TONIGHT!

The moon that rises tonight (Saturday) is what has come to be called a “supermoon” — because it’s both only hours from being perfectly full and hours from one of the year’s closest approaches to Earth. This combination makes the moon appear bigger and somewhat brighter than usual, even for a full moon. And because the moon always looks larger as it rises, moonrise Saturday night may show off a moon that appears about as big, bright and round as the moon can get. As the moon rises in the southeast at Saturday evening (at 8:30 or so on the East Coast) it will move west across the dark heavens through the night and early morning before setting in the southwest on Sunday morning.

love Boo Boo

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07/12/2014 06:29.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dandy
Thanks so much for BOTD! I was a happy boy yesterday. Mom topped off the basil plants and gave me all the flowers to munch! What a treat. I didn't get a new pinata, though. She says that's coming in a few days.
It has been pretty dry here. There have been lots of showers and scattered thundershowers in the Pittsburgh area for the past week, but they seem to be bypassing us. It rained the other day for about 3 minutes, and that's all. Mom is watering all the pots daily, and needs to get the hose out to soak the ground a little.
Tonight mom is working an evening event in Dinosaur hall, which should be fun. She likes doing evening events, and it is only scheduled til 7:30, so she should make it home before dark. We will have her attention and cage cleaning skills when she gets back. It should be a pool day, too.
Falco is still fighting mom on the meds and limping, but each day her leg looks a bit better. Mom's hands are beginning to look shredded, though. Hahaha!
I hope you are having a great day and getting sun and love. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, Divo, welcoming his old buddy Tooth home & Falco, fly free, Tooth.

07/10/2014 08:11.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dandy
Thanks for helping me to be BOTD today! I'm so happy to be in the castle for a day.
Mom is trying her best to get an appointment for the cataract removal, but so far, no luck. She's waiting for a phone call which may get her an appointment sooner than the end of the month.
There's not much news here. It's going to be a lazy summer day with mom at the pool and later spending time with us, hopefully outside if it's not too hot.
Falco's still limping, but mom thinks her leg is looking better. Did I tell you she clipped Falco's wings? After leading her on a 15 minute tour of the house the other night because she didn't want to go to bed, mom finally took her into the kitchen, and clipped her.
I hope you are having a good day and getting some sunshine and love. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, Divo, welcoming his old buddy Tooth home & Falco, fly free, Tooth.

07/09/2014 08:12.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dandy
kind of a gloomy day with rain on and off all day long. around 6 pm the clouds parted and a ray of sunshine came through the gloomy sky.

mom has been suspended from Facebook again because of a inappropriate comment she posted on a video of a blue and gold macaw chained to a steel perch saying WTF. it turns out the blue and gold macaw is owned by the raper ludicrous and i guess he was offended by moms comment. mom is standing by what she said even if it was said in an inappropriate manner. no parrot should be chained and forced to stand on a steel perch. obviously the parrot chews the wooden perches so that was taken away from it. all mom said was are you too cheap and lazy to care for your parrot properly. this is a form of parrot abuse. of course mom didn't use those exact words.

love Boo Boo

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07/08/2014 10:13.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dandy
Great to hear from you! I like when mom is here with us, not at the center. She seems to like it there, though. Hope you are having a good day today. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, Divo, welcoming his old buddy Tooth home & Falco, fly free, Tooth.

07/06/2014 08:04.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dandy
today mom was awakened very early this morning with the sound of old people talking. mom tried to go back to sleep but they just kept droning on and on but mom couldn't understand a word they were saying. finally mom got up and looked out the window to see we these old people were. it turns out there were 4 crows standing on the edge of the birdbath and having quite a conversation with each other. it reminded mom of her mother inlaw who used to live in Florida at the retirement community and how everyone would gather around the pool to talk. it made mom smile to see the crows doing the same thing.

love Boo Boo

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07/05/2014 05:24.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dandy
That sounds like a wonderful plan, wish mom would have everyone over here so she wouldn't have to go out, but we don't even own a grill any more, since she is the only human in the house.
Falco chewed at the bandage so much last night that her leg was bloody again this morning. Mom cut off the remaining bandage, cleaned her up as well as she could, put ointment on, then gave her the meds. She has turned her back on mom!
At the center mom was in the avian nursery this morning. What a large variety of birds in there today! Besides pigeons and doves, there were crows, screech owlets, sparrows, finches, ducklings, cardinals, blue jays, woodpeckers, sapsuckers, and a few others. There was also a wood turtle, heehee. They didn't have room anywhere else to put her.
I hope you are having a happy Fourth of July celebrations today. Mom is going to her niece's house, then coming back here well before dark to take care of us and give us all scritches. Don't forget Dixie and Little Angel are getting married at 6 tonight! Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, Divo, welcoming his old buddy Tooth home & Falco, fly free, Tooth.

07/04/2014 09:33.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dandy
the township we live in and the utility companies all say they have a right of way to our property of about 4 to 5 feet.of course every time they repave the roads they cut another foot off of our property. we have a corner lot so they are taking it on 2 sides. it is our property. it has taken mom over 30 years to get the forsythia bushes to grow because on one side it is a steep hill. first mom grew ivy to hold the soil in place so it wouldn't erode and then started planting the bushes their is a telephone poll on the edge and the utility company last year had orders to cut down all the "weeds" near the pole. mom said those aren't weeds but forsythia bushes and you can't cut them. so instead they cut down all the cherry trees on the side of the road stating they are weed trees. these people who do this kind of work don't seem to be very intelligent. anyway the hillside is no longer eroding much because of the good root system mom has established but it is a continuing battle to explain this to the workers. even though the shrubs look all chopped on the edge from mom pruning them the hillside looks very nice and provides a lot of privacy for the parents and cover for birds and wildlife and yes unfortunately lots of black snakes. for some reason the township is determined to destroy our property but the parents will never give up on fighting them.

I killed a big black ant that was running across the carpet in the bedroom tonight. i took it part segment by segment. mom couldn't watch. I didn't eat it because it tasted bitter so mom picked up all the body parts and flushed them down the toilet.

love Boo Boo

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07/03/2014 10:19.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dandy
NO, keep all those wasps and mosquitoes there, thanks! I love my pinatas still, but I am having a ball with the wood. I've been pushing my food door open for mom now so she can put the dish right in there for me, heehee. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, Divo, welcoming his old buddy Tooth home & Falco, fly free, Tooth.

06/28/2014 07:46.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dandy
it seems like a tiny hummingbird would be a lot of work to catch by the crows and hawks since they can't dart back and forth. we haven't seen any hummers for about 2 weeks and think they must be sitting on their nests now. then when the babies leave the nest there will be a lot of hummers back at the feeder but not the parents because after the babies leave the nest they fly back to mexico. then in the fall we get a lot of hummers flying down from the north that stop off and they are the ones that get caught in the storms. can you imagine those little things flying in hurricane weather?

love Boo Boo

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06/27/2014 10:04.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dandy
i hope you remember when the snake tried to come through the window to eat me (see picture in my photo gallery) well i found out this interesting fact about snakes.

Just about everybody on this planet seems to believe that snakes can unhinge their top and bottom jaws—this is not true. The remarkable thing about the snake jaw is that the two halves of the lower jaw are not connected at the front. This allows them to swing away from one another and to work independently to pull food into the muscular throat.

Besides their wide-opening jaws, snakes have a hard-cased skull in order to prevent brain damage from large thrashing animals clasped in their jaws. And perhaps most importantly, considering how long it takes to swallow a huge, mouth-filling living thing, they are able to shunt their respiratory tube to the side so they can still breathe, even with a chicken egg lodged in their throat.

Just one more example of how creatures have evolved abilities that let them thrive in the wild…

love Boo Boo

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06/22/2014 10:29.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dandy
thankyou for coming by to wish my a happy hatchday. i had the best day ever because all my friends like you were with me to help me celebrate. i hope you enjoyed the cherry blueberry jubilee mom made for us. we had so much fun hitting each other with my hatchday balloons and running around in the yard laughing and giggling all day. thank you for making my day so special.

love Boo Boo

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06/20/2014 09:29.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dandy
I still like my pinatas, too. It's a toss up some days, whether I will chew wood or tissue and cardboard, heehee. I took the roof off a St. Francis statue when I was across the room, but mom didn't mind that, as long as I don't poop on his head, heehee. Hope you are having a fun day. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, Divo, welcoming his old buddy Tooth home & Falco, fly free, Tooth.

06/20/2014 01:43.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dandy
forward to all your friends...
This is true, and also applies to cell phones!)
PASS ON TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW
if you receive a telephone call from an individual identifying
himself as an AT&T Service Technician (could also be Telus) who is conducting a test on the telephone lines.and to complete the test you should touch nine (9), zero (0), the pound sign (#), and then hang up. PLEASE REFUSE. by pushing 90#, you give the requesting individual full access to your telephone line,which enables them to place long distance calls billed to your home phonenumber. this scam has been originating from many local jails/prisons. DO NOT press 90# for ANYONE...
After checking with Verizon they also said it was true, so do not dial 90# for anyone !!!!!
PLEASE HIT THAT FORWARD BUTTON AND PASS THIS ON TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW!!!

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06/19/2014 09:50.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dandy
today when dad took the doggie out to pee he scared away a deer that was standing on the front porch. mom also found 3 turkey feathers while working in the garden

love Boo Boo

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06/16/2014 10:07.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dandy
I have always chewed on wood, but it seems lately that it's my new passion! I even ignored my pinata in favor of an old toy that mom took out of Falco's cage. She has had it for awhile in there, and has ignored it so mom thought I might like it better. It turns out, I do! I got rid of a lot of the wood already! Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, Divo, welcoming his old buddy Tooth home & Falco, fly free, Tooth.

06/14/2014 07:07.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dandy
i wanted yo wish you a Happy TGIF day and hope your Friday the 13th went off with out any bad things happening. mom went to the deli today and her ticket number was 13. her change at the gas station was $13. and her bill at the drug store was $13. Spooky huh?

the american redstarts that have their nest right by the front porch were quite angry yesterday when mom put me outside for a bit before the big rain storms hit. i guess he felt i was very threatening to is nest full of young uns .the male sat in the honeysuckle bush and screamed at me. i turned my back on him and took a bath.

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06/13/2014 10:16.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dandy
I decided I like chewing on wooden blocks now, so mom is supplying a ton of those for me. I like making toothpicks. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, Divo, welcoming his old buddy Tooth home & Falco, fly free, Tooth.

06/12/2014 08:50.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dandy
well going to the new birdie village was a wash out for mom. when it asked for a photo mom decided to do a new photo and of course she couldn't get anything to work properly nor could she find a photo she like or a theme either.

on a good note we saw our first lightening bug. it didn't light up and then with tornado warnings and heavy downpours hope the lightening bug found a dry place to stay

love Boo Boo

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06/11/2014 10:57.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dandy
My daddy told my mom he doesn't want me going outside in my outdoor cage anymore because too many birds are landing on my cage and daddy said he is worried about me. i told my daddy i can take care of myself. i hope he listens to me. besides i am never outside alone someone is always sitting with me.

love Boo Boo

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06/02/2014 09:22.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dandy
It's really interesting to watch birds build nests. Have you ever seen a Baltimore Oriole's nest? They look like pouches hanging from the branch. I hope you get to see the baby wrens soon. They are a real treat. Hope you and the flock are getting some outdoor time, too, it's always fun to squawk at the animals. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, Divo, welcoming his old buddy Tooth home & Falco, fly free, Tooth.

05/31/2014 07:58.01 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dandy
HAPPY TGIF DAY

mom says i did the most amazing thing last night. mom was putting us to bed. first she takes Cori to her cage then she comes and collects me. mom didn't close the bedroom door after she took Cori downstairs and thought i was too tired to leave the bedroom especially since it was very dark in the hallway. when she came back to pick me up for night night she couldn't find me in the bedroom. at the end of the dark hallway is dads office and he was working on the puter. i love my dad because he doesn't tim my nails or beak. i knew he was in the office and made the long trek down the dark hall to his office and when i saw him sitting at the putter i fluttered right over to see him. the doggie was sleeping in her bed and just layed there watching me. i made all kinds of trilling sounds when i found my dad. then mean mom came into the room and scooped me up gave me a nite nite kiss on my head and put me to bed.

love Boo Boo

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl VOTE CHUEY BOTM 245908, CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO VOTE CHUEY BOTM 245908.

05/30/2014 09:30.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dandy
Those wasps sure are mean, too, like hornets! Mom doesn't like either of them.
Happy Memorial Day! Both of mom's parents served in the military, but during WWII, and are buried in veteran's graves.
We want to thank Aunt Robin for the fabulous pic she did of us, too! We are so proud to have it, we posted it on all 3 pages today.
Mom was at the center this morning, and was assigned the avian nursery with an intern. It was quite an adventure, because the timers were going off to feed babies at different intervals: some got fed every 20 minutes, some every 30 minutes, some every 45 minutes, and some every hour. In between feeding and cleaning the nestlings, they also had to clean and feed fledglings, geese, owls, and whatever else was in there. Mom showed the intern how to set up the goslings in the bigger runs, how to make a peanut butter log for the sapsucker, and how to move birds from one place to another. They moved about 10 starlings and a few robins from an incubator to a fledgling cage, then rearranged the incubators for some newcomers. Mom also had to supervise a trainee in the mews (raptor cages) and the runs, so she was a busy woman today.
She spent a few hours at the pool and was disappointed to learn that it won't open until 3:30 for the next 2 weeks. They only have high school lifeguards this year, apparently, so have to wait until school is out to open at noon.
Tonight mom is going to a cookout at her daughter's house, so she's taking some time this afternoon to catch up on blogs.
Congratulations to Sam for getting 54 votes yesterday, and to IPR for getting a donation of $162 for those votes. Thanks to everyone who voted, especially those who haven't been there every day! I hope you are having a perfectly wonderful holiday and getting lots of love and attention. Mom will cuddle us when she gets home. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, Divo, welcoming his old buddy Tooth home & Falco, fly free, Tooth.

05/26/2014 01:09.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dandy
its exhausting watching that momma bird take care of her babies isn't it. they work non stop all day. tun when you think the babies are still way too little momma bird decides its time to fledge and knocks them all out of the nest. all you can do is make sure no kitties are lurking around as the babies take off in every direction.

love Boo Boo

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl VOTE CHUEY BOTM 245908, CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO VOTE CHUEY BOTM 245908.

05/25/2014 09:33.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dandy,
Thank you for your BOTD wishes.

I had a great day.

Winged Hugs, King Jolie.

Come visit me, Bilou & Strawberry.

05/25/2014 08:13.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dandy
Mom loves wrens, she thinks they are so cute! We have not seen them nesting here, but we know they are around. The robin's nest on the porch was a great experience for mom this spring. It was so cool to see the eggs, the babies, and now the empty nest.
Hope you are having a great weekend. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, Divo, welcoming his old buddy Tooth home & Falco, fly free, Tooth.

05/25/2014 07:57.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dandy
Yuck, wasps! Does mom have those insect guards on the hummingbird feeders? We do, but it doesn't always work. Once mom found bees inside the feeder, drowned in the nectar. Guess they were thinking they could get more on the inside. Mom felt bad, because bees do so much good, but that was unforeseen, for sure. Hope you are having a good day and getting lots of love. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, Divo, welcoming his old buddy Tooth home & Falco, fly free, Tooth.

05/24/2014 08:57.27 AM Report This Comment  
  HI DANDY
HAPPY TGIF DAY
Don’t Miss Tonight’s Meteor Shower
Tonight's meteors will appear to come from around the North Star.
Late tonight (Friday) night into the early morning, most of North America will get a chance see a brand-new meteor shower.
And there’s a high likelihood that that the shower of shooting stars will become a torrential meteor storm and provide a spectacular light show.
These new meteors — called the Camelopardalids — are dusty remnants of a previously unobserved comet, called Comet 209P/LINEAR, that was discovered back in 2004.
Meteors occur when Earth’s atmosphere strikes the dusty trail left by comets as they pass through our solar system. The trails contain sand-grain-size particles, and when the tiny particles enter our atmosphere they burn up and vaporize, creating bright streaks in the night sky.

If the skies are clear, observers should see meteor activity beginning at 10:30 p.m EDT Friday night. The shower is expected to peak between 2 and 4 a.m. Eastern time Saturday, but stargazers may be able to catch shooting stars until dawn, when sunrise will wash them out.
The best way to spot the shooting stars?
The meteors will be visible in all parts of the sky. The shower’s radiant — the direction from which meteors appear to come — is in the northern sky, close to Polaris, the North Star. The meteors will appear to come from the constellation that gives them their name Camelopardalis, the giraffe.

LOVE BOO BOO

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl VOTE CHUEY BOTM 245908, CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO VOTE CHUEY BOTM 245908.

05/23/2014 03:01.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Dandy
Mom says it's no use filling the feeder this early, because the hummingbirds are feeding from the azaleas! They ignore the feeder altogether. When the center gets hummingbirds, they will set them up in a mesh cage with really flexible sides, and put a few feeders in there with the hiding places. They seem to thrive on that and heal better. Hope you are having a good day today, it's still cold here today. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, Divo, welcoming his old buddy Tooth home & Falco, fly free, Tooth.

05/18/2014 07:58.29 AM Report This Comment  
  HI DANDY
I LIKE TO EAT THE STINKBUGS ALSO. THE FIRST TIME I CAUGHT AND ATE ONE MY WHOLE HEAD WAS VERY STINKY. MOM DOESNT LET ME HAVE ANY BUT ONCE IN A WHILE ONE GETS IN THE HOUSE AND FLYS INTO MY CAGE. I HAVE LEARNED HOW TO KILL THEM NOW WITHOUT GETTING STINKY. ITS LIKE EATING LIMBERGER CHEESE ONCE YOU GET PAST THE SMELL THEY ARE DELICIOUS.

LOVE BOO BOO

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl VOTE CHUEY BOTM 245908, CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO VOTE CHUEY BOTM 245908.

05/17/2014 09:27.47 PM Report This Comment  
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