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Hi! My name is Pookie Riding Cody

I am a Green-Cheeked Conure from Pearl City, HI.

Pookie Pot Pie, Pookums, Pook, Pooooooooookie, Hey You! Rice bird !

5 years old   M

Green-Cheeked Conure

Fresh Papaya, Mango, grapes, Raw Peanuts, pumpkin and papaya chews, and all SUNFLOWER SEEDS!!!! Or sticky rice and whatever mom is eating I want to try too. :)

Nowadays since its cold, i've been hanging out in mom's shirt cause its nice and warm and cozy in there. :) or on top of my tree screeching when I see an intruder like a cat or dog that goes by.

I think i'm a teenager now. I don't like loud noises or stink and strange people and my vet said that I can't have seeds everyday cause its not good for me. :( And when i'm on mom and don't want to come down till i'm ready to go down! :( Cause i'm a spoiled birdy!

she gives me love and lots of fruits and treats and stuff to play with and spoils me rotten :)

I also took a DNA test on Friday to see if i'm a boy birdy or a girl birdy. We'll know in 10 days. :) I think we'll get the results by February 14th, 2010 Valentine's Day.
GUESS WHAT EVERYONE, I'M A BOYEEEE!!!!! MY DNA TEST CAME BACK TODAY FEBRUARY 17, 2010!!! HEHEHEHHEHE :) HAPPY HAPPY, JOY JOY!!!!

Also, my mom reminds me to say my birdy prayers every night before I go to sleep. And it goes something like this: Dear God, I thank you for my mommy and daddy and all of my birdy friends here on the BCC and every where else. Please bless all my birdy friends and especially to those who just came out of surgery and are recooperating. Please bless those young and old birdies who are ill or are not feeling well, as you are the great physician in the sky and can heal all. I pray that you cover all us birdies with your shield of armor to protect us from any disease or illness or harm that may come our way. I thank you from the bottom of my little birdy heart, Amen. :)


I think i'm in puberty my hormonies are running a muck! I don't like daddy when i'm on mommy and I try to bite him and I lunge!! I dunno why? PUBERTY !!!!.

Pook Pook Pookie! Ma! Ma! Ma! What U doing??? Pookie go botcha! What U doing?? Pookpook Pookie Pookie Pookie, where's Daddy? Where did you go?.

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  Dixie
and Pookie sigh a happy sigh of relief knowing that they just avoided a bad confrontation with the girls!That feeling of relief makes them even more hungrier and so they both decide to take the girls down to the big breakfast buffet in the morning so they can just pig out on everything they have there,Dixie is thinking Belgian waffles,Pookie is thinking eggs benedict, and oh how they can't stop thinking of all the Hawaiian fruits that will be laid out on that table,and all the pina colada muffins,toast and jams,and all the wonderful different omelets you can make just by picking out all the different veggies you can put inside along with cheese!
Boogie-ing to all the happy tunes that are playing in their room both boys have smiles wider than the ocean on their beaks and a sparkle in their eyes for a job well done by the girls!

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08/20/2014 06:04.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 20-takin' a break in Doan's Crossing
Howdy Pardners; It's a fine day to be settin' back relaxin' in Doan. Now, I must be tellin' ya, that some of these cow wranglin' birdies are inside Doan's Store at the Saloon but all in all it's a mighty good day. The chuckwagon is being restocked as I enjoy restin my vent right here in front of the Doan General Store. Henceforth it's a mighty long trail to the next town along the line. I wanta take today to tell you all a bit about the duties and requirements for each position on this cattle drive.
Trail Boss--must be very experienced, a quick thinker, cool-headed, co-operative and have leadership skills. Carries full responsibility for the entire group-cowbirds, cows, horses. Locates water, grass with the help of scouts, knows how to track different animals, keeps the peace between cowbirdies, and handles all money. Wages in 1880--$90.00 month
Point Bird--High level of experienced, most honored position on the drive, determines direction of the cattle-must be reliable, work in groups, and works in twos keeping lead steer/cow going the correct direction. Wages in 1880--$30-40 month
Swing or Out riders--must have some experience, must be knowledgeable about cattle and using horses to keep them in line on the trail. Position third ways back from the head of herd Wages in 1880 $30-40 month
Flank Riders--must have some experience on trail drives, must know how to ride a horse, Cuts in cattle that stray,rides two-thirds way back from the front of the herd. Wages in 1880 $30-40 month
Drag Riders--Usually an entry-level position--willing to work hard, endure dust & dirt kicked up by the herd, rides at the back of the herd to keep older, calves and cows etc up to herd. Wages in 1880 $30-40 month
Horse Wrangler--Entry-level job, work hard and learn, drives the remuda of horses before the chuckwagon and ahead of the cattle, rounds up extra horses, herds them into a rope corral several times daily, keeps the horses together, eating grass until change over time for cowbirds, makes sure ridden horses get extra feed-corn and grass, keeps saddle horses grouped together, helps the cook gather wood, harness the chuck wagon team. Wages in 1880 $20-30 month
No matter what position a cow bird has, it entails hard work, sweat, and determination and a drive to get the job done. Tomorrow we start our crossin' of the Red River, a dangerous and difficult task for both herd and riders. I think I'll be moseyin' along to the Saloon myself to wet-my-beak.
Trail Boss Chuey 245908

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08/20/2014 10:12.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Dixie
tells Pookie not to worry,just follow his lead and he can't go wrong! Dixie runs over to the IPod on the table by the bed and he puts it on and finds a tune that they can dance to! Grabbing Pookies wing and carefully having Pookie watch his feet go one two three,one two three,one two three,the girls look at them like they are really silly,but they sit on the end of the bed ready for a good show brought to them by Dixie and Pookie dancing of all things!After a few minutes Dixie gets into the groove of it all, the music is egging him on and he is like one big green mean dancing machine and as he is feeling the groove and cha cha chaaing all over the room,he takes Pookie by the wing once again and both boys are finally in tune with one another and both are cha cha chaaing in perfect harmony! Then Laka jumps off the bed and she decides to.......

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08/19/2014 09:10.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Dixie
looks from one to the other as Pookie steps a bit closer to Dixie!You have to believe us!Both boys with large pleading eyes look at the two girls! Look,you just saw the band here!They followed us all the way up here and if you can look out the window here to the street below you will see all the people out there and all the confetti being thrown around and you can smell all the food the vendors have cooking and steaming and smoking on their grills and stoves out there!Dixie and Pookie take the girls by the wing tips gently and show them from the window all the hoopla that is going on in the street below their hotel suite!Pookie carefully opens the windows which are huge and quite wide and making sure that the screens are in place lifts Laka up while Dixie does the same for Little Angel so they all can see the excitement down below!As soon as the window is opened the sounds of the street comes wafting up to them!As the girls watch a parade start to stroll by them and see all the brightly colored mylar balloons float by them,they decide to agree to believe the boys this time that they were telling the truth!But there's just one thing before we totally agree to let you two off the hook,Laka says,while Little Angel stands right by her.First you have to........

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08/19/2014 10:53.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Day 19--The Gathering at the River
Yeehaaaaw; Chuey here with a Cattle Drive update. We've been watchin' some would be rustlers whilst the herd was running full out towards the Red River. Trustin' that my wranglers had everything under their control I sat a while and simply watch and listen. The herd slows as it nears the water, as the foamy wet horses breath deeply catchin' a breath after miles of gallopin' all out to keep up with them dawgies.
There's many a peril on the long western trails, from snakes to rustlers, but none is as deadly as the Red River Crossing. Historian Andy Adams described Doan's Crossing:
"Red River, on the northern border of Texas, was a terror to trail drivers. The majestic grandeur of the river, with its red bluff banks, the sediment of its red waters marking the timber along its course, while the driftwood, lodged in trees and high on the banks, indicated what might be expected when she became sportive or angry. The crossing had been in use only a year or two when we forded, yet five graves, one of which was less than ten days made, attested her disregard for human life. It can safely be asserted that at this and lower trail crossings on Red River, the lives of more trail men were lost by drowning than on all other rivers together. Doan was the last town before entering Indian Territory and was the last spot where US inspectors were stationed to inspect herd brands before allowing them to enter Oklahoma.
"The thundering of the herd could be herad clear to Doan and beyond, the dust cloud arriving before the thristin' herd. I figured I'd better get moseyin' along, and keep check on the rustlers later, as the wranglers might be needing me, and the birds to get them back from the water before they drank themselves to death. We creep out real quiet-like and urged our mounts into a gallop and caught up just shy of Doan.
" Boss, what's up with the rustlers?" Sky asked riding fast to catch up
"They ain't movin no where fast, so we left'em settin' and joined back up to bring these dust-bags under control again." Chuey wiped sweat from her forehead with her bandanna.
" Pookie and Snowy have rode up front to cut them back before they hit the water full-out" Cookie yells as he races past on Thunderbolt. " Spot and Chipper are guarding the remuda, to try to keep the horses in check."
The sign for Doan's store whipped pasta s the herd started to pull to a stop atthe river edge, heads down, gulpin' water up like a sponge. " Sugar, Sweetie! Cut them two cows back before they drop dead from over drinkin"" Panther yelled trying to get a red checked bull back into the herd without much success. As the dust began to settle, we could see that the herd had spread out over a mile of river bank in both directions. It would take a lot of skill, energy, and work to gather them back into a herd. Quick horse changing, with Peppino and BonBon saddling and ropin our mounts expertly to keep us movin them Long horned devils back in place.
Trail Boss Chuey 2459

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08/19/2014 08:19.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Dixie
hearing Little Angel's voice asking him if it was he with a big question in the tone of her voice,feels her way to the door at the same moment trying to tell Laka to hold on a second she'll be right there for her!As Little Angel gets to the door and unlatches the chain to let Dixie in the light in the hall nearly blinds her from being in the dark for so long!Pookie on the other wing,very stealthily pushes the plug back into the wall socket unnoticed by anyone especially Laka,which the abrupt all of a sudden lighting made everyone blink and squint.Laka rubs her eyes with her wing tips to clear her vision and looks around the room to see if she can find Little Angel and Pookie and Dixie there.As Dixie struts inside the door he's got a bright smile on his face,he's grinning from ear to ear and before he shuts the door he carefully looks back down the corridor from whence he came,then quickly steps inside and carefully closes the door and takes his place beside Pookie and Laka slowly comes up and stands closer to the two of them while Little Angel comes over to give Dixie a hug and as she does,both she and Laka ask in unison,where were you and what were you doing out in the hall? Pookie looks at Dixie a very worried look on his countenance!He nervously lifts his leg to scratch an invisible itch and then shuffles his feet as Dixie comes up with an answer for the girls impatient questionings!As Dixie anxiously checks his cell for the time or any messages he might have missed,a loud knocking is heard on the door!Little Angel and Laka both look at each other and say are you expecting someone to come by?Both girls nod a big NO to each other,then Dixie pulling Pookie up next to him by the door,tells both girls to open the door and check it all out! Both Laka and Little Angel,curious now as to what is going on,pull on the door knob and swing the door wide to find..........

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08/18/2014 06:03.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Dixie
Dixie tells Pookie to hang tight,and try to stall the girls and try to keep the lights off,hey Pookie,why don't you just unplug the lights so that they can't see too well when they do get their senses back from sleeping!I'm gonna run downstairs and pick up some things for them that I know they'll both love,like a room service dinner with all the foods they love!And maybe a glass each of the Blue Hawaii that they love so well! Laka,wielding the baseball bat in the dark gets Little Angel all nervous and as she too grabs something to use against the burglars who they think are invading the room and then points it right directly at Pookie who is backed into the corner of the room between the dresser and the tv table console!He turns his head ever so slightly as he watches Dixie slip back out the door without making a sound!Laka!Where are you?Little Angel calls out in the darkness! I tried putting the light on and nothing happened!Try the one on your side of the bed,its so dark in here we can't see a thing! As Laka fumbles in the darkness for the light switch she touches something kind of warm and fuzzy! EEEEEEEEEIIIIIIOOOOOO!!!!Little Angel,hearing her blood curdling scream runs as fast as she can to where she heard Laka's voice coming from and.......

Come visit me, Gabbie, Kallie, Peepers & Dixie.

08/18/2014 10:48.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Day 18--Red River's calling
Phew what a long night. Keepin' watch on them Rustlers,and holdin' the herd close is a job, especially when they smell water. These Long-horned varmints can smell water for miles and when they do, it's a job to keep them from stampeding. With the comin' of mornin' we are still hankered down watching them, keepin' the rustlers under close eye.
Leaving the herd under the care of my trusty cow-hands, they're up and movin by first light. We're headin' to Doan today,at the Texas-Oklahoma line and our first difficult river crossing. Corwin Doan settled at the crossing back in 1878 and built his homestead there in 1881. Doan had a large stock of goos to supply the cowboys who annually drove cattle along the Western Trail. The village of "Doan't Crossing" had 14 or more buildings. Doan, his wife Liddie (1850-1905), and their 3 children entertained people from all walks of life - English lords to Indians - in theirs adobe house. In fact it is estimated more then seven million head of cattle and horses made this difficult crossing between 1876 and 1893.
"You all better head back to the herd," Chuey instructed, " Kiddo, Jenny-Lynn, TiPaul and Cori, you stay hankered down here and keep watch."
"Ok Boss" Boo Boo exclaimed sneakin' back all quiet like to where our horses have been ground hitched.( reins left hanging from the bit, used when horses might be needed to make a quick escape). The others rode back to the south of where the rustlers where hidden out to pervent their horses getting wind of them and tippin' them off.
"I'm goin' sneak up closer to get a better look, see if I ain't able to hear what they have up their sleeve." Chuey crouched down low and worked her way silently towards boulders not more then 50 yards from where the rustlers sat drinkin; their coffee and eattin' grub.
Sugar, Polly, Zippy, Moggie and Susan where riding point today, but the herd was itchin to run from the get-go. They kept turnin' the anxious cows back into the herd. The whole mass of cattle began to trot as they caught wind of the river ahead. Cinn-A-Bun, and Chyna rode from the drag to talk to the Point riders.
"We might as well give'em head and let'em run, we are can't keep them in and the out-riders are spending their time cutting strays back in. If we don't they're goin' a break anyways and we'll be chasing them to the Red anyways."
"You're right, tell the others to pull out a ways and give them their head." Sugar told them
Cinn-A-Bun went to the south side and Chyna took up the north and rode by to tell the others to pull a ways off and let'em run. The herd picked up it's pace as the smell of water grew stronger in their nostrils. Suddenly the lead cow took off on the run, with the others moving like a massive dusty wave over the ground. The sound of pounding hooves would be heard clear to Doan and beyond.
We're in for a fix of troubles now I'd say, sures hope they can get the herd back from the water in time.
Trail Boss Chuey 245908 for BOTM

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08/18/2014 09:50.02 AM Report This Comment  
  Little Angel
says to Laka that maybe they should go back down to the game room and see what there is there that we could do for something eggciting!But when Little Angel looks at Laka,yawning and stretching her wings,her eyes slowly closing,as she fights to keep them open,along with her non stop yawning,it starts Little Angel on a yawning marathon herself!Little Angel,telling herself that she would just go in and sit in the hot tub and feel the warm swirling water lapping up around her,would make her feel better and get her more awake,tells Laka,who is stretched out on the bed,with the video popped in the VCR ready to hit PLAY,a bag of chips under her wing,looks glassy eyed at Little Angel as she tells Laka that she's goin in for a whirlpool treatment,she invites Laka to come with her but Laka is way past being tired from the days adventures,and declines the offer!Okay,Little Angel tells her,I'll be out soon,she turns and heads off into the bathroom and Laka can hear the water start up bubbling,and the soothing sounds of the water jets humming away and the quietness of the room along with the last rays of light fading from the skies,turning everything a purplish dark has her eyes slamming shut and getting heavier and harder to keep open!Thirty minutes later when Little Angel comes back into the room all refreshed from the hot tub wrapped in the hotel fluffy robe,she taps Laka on her shoulder but there's no reaction,Little Angel crawls up on the bed to get a good look at Laka and having no luck waking her,she settles down beside her on the bed,and continues watching the video that Laka had started,and nibbles on the chips,before she too..........

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08/17/2014 07:38.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 17--Keepin' watch on the Rustlers
WHOA there Cutter, we have to stop and post our daily Cattle Drive update. I must say, driven cattle ain't for the weak or faint of heart. It takes a real Bird to sit that saddle 12-14 hours a day, 6 to 7 days of the week. Queen Zeena sent word, that we are headin' for another rain shower before we make Doan, on the Red River. That ain't good news, ain't good at all. I be tellin' why.
" Kiddo and Finnegan comes barrelin' in from the hill country with word that we goin' be havin' company right soon. Jenny-Lynn and her side-kick Sweetie are keepin' watch from a safe distance, keepin' tabs so to speak on them rustler-type birds. The others have taken cover in the hills surrounding their news camp, watching, waiting least they make the decision to try to run off some of our herd during the night-watch."
"Boss, what we goin' do bout them rustlers?" TiPaul asks pushing his hat back on his head.
"Don't rightly know. They ain't done anything yet so we best be watching them, and tendin' to our own business along the trail." Chuey says before slapping Cutter on the flanks to get him off in a quick run.
"Cori, Boo Boo and Peppino, come along with me. We're gonna go take us a better look at these rustlers." Chuey finishes as she dashes past at a fast trot.
"Silver, you and Raffi, take first watch. Keep a good eye on the back of the herd. We gotta keep 'em tight tonight. No strayin'" Chuey stops for a moment then moves on.
Dixie, Jedi, and Snowflake see Chuey and the others comin' from a distance, and ride out to meet them. They exchange a few words before turning their horses in the detection that Finnegan said he saw the riders bedded down. In camp Sugar, Kacey, Sweetpepper and Celine saddle up their night horses preparing to start their shift as night-hawks. Swinging up into the saddle Sweetpepper takes one last parting look at the warm fire burning n the camp before she and Sugar begin their watch. The four riders head in the direction of the herd, listening all the while for any unusual happens in the far distant hills.
" I sure hope there ain't no troubles tonight" Lizzie says to Kaji and Falco sitting by the fire. " we been lucky so far to have not encountered any troublin' situations."
"we're ready for them, if those rustlers wanta try taken our herd" Angel says out loud,
"We're a bad group to tangle with." Chipper adds "Cydney, why don't ya come sit for a spell, no sense in wearin' your legs out."
The Scouts, with Chuey and the others ride down-wind of the hidden camp so as not to alert the horses to their presence. They stop at a safe distance and ground-tie their horse, as they creep closer for a better look."
" home, home on the range, where a cow-bird is watchful all day, lest he falls asleep while countin' his sheep, and a rustler runs off with his herd."
Trail Boss Chuey 245908

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08/17/2014 07:37.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Pookie~
Happy Saturday! I hope you are having a wonderful day. We are doing some cooking and some laundry. There has been a lot of laundry being done lately because the dog seems to be leaking!!! She is a very old dog and I guess they leak! Her quilts are needing to be washed everyday! I love the old girl so I suppose I can put up with a bit of leaking!
Lots of other chores to get done so I will have to say goodbye for now!
Enjoy the day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar

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08/16/2014 12:18.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi again Pookie & Yamada flock, from Jenny
Dad has a bird club meeting tonight, but he isn't taking any of us, we are all fully flighted and the ceiling at the PetCo store is very high and has rafters, much to dangerous for us! Where has Summer gone it is half over already, time seems to slip by faster and faster these days! We want to thank our sweet aunt Denise for Photoshopping all our Pig Race pics they all look just great! Have a good Saturday and give my love to all in your happy home, see ya all tomorrow...

Forever love from Jenny & my Dallas family

Come visit me, Ziggy & Hambone at the Fair~We're in it to win it, Jen Lynn~Riding the range with my pal Sweetie.., Limon Dallas~Thanks for BOTD, I love my new home!, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, QUEEN ANGEL CHRISTY~Thanks for the honor of BOTD, Ms LaLo-Waiting for the County Fair, such fun! & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

08/16/2014 08:25.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Day 16--The Chuck Wagon part two
Well howdy to all you cow-birds out in the wild west on the cattle drive. I hope you all had a good nights rest, cause am supectin' that we are in for some troubles come sunshine tomorrow. The scouts have been trailing some shady characters up in the hills, but somehow they seem to be one step ahead of us. Though I'm pretty certain, that when Jenny-Lynn, Kiddo and the other scouts find 'em they'll be wishin' they'd stayed clear of us.
With our bellies full of some more of Lizzie's greyt cookin' we be set to move the herd on the trail towards the Red River Crossin nearby to Doan. I do think it's important that we all know how important having Lizzie, Kaji and Mikey drivin' the "Dragon Wagon" Chuck-wagon is. So, without any further jawin' from me we'll finish our history lesson.

The Chuck wagon is equipped with the wide array of supplies needed to make the journey. Besides food, the supplies would include Farrier and Blacksmith tools for horseshoeing or making repairs to the wagon and horse tack. Sewing needles for mending clothing or saddles, first aid and alcohol tonics used for medicinal purposes. Bedrolls and rain slickers for the working cow hands along with the crew’s personal items. One side would be equipped with a large wooden water barrel to carry a two day supply for the working crew. The other side often had a tool box, as well a smaller attached wooden box in front called the jockey box. Additionally, the wagon would have a canvas cover called a Bonnet that had been treated in linseed oil to repel rain keeping items in the wagon dry. To allow headroom in the wagon, bows where added raising the canvas and providing securing points.
The chuck wagon would be managed by the cook . He performed all the needs for the camp sites along the cattle drives. He would be second in charge of the outfit to the trail boss. Due to his importance and position, the cook received pay around $45 per month while the wranglers and cow punchers received $25 to 30 dollars each month on a trail drive. The Cook also was expected to act as Barber, Banker, Doctor, Dentist, letter writer and sometimes referee in camp should tensions flair amongst the hired hands. His normal day started hours before others. Getting up around three in the morning he started by grinding roasted coffee.
Today, the Chuck Wagon so historically represents the era of the trail drives and the Cowboys whom worked the cattle that it was Honored as the Texas State Vehicle and continues operations on many ranches nearly 150 years after its invention. It is no surprise to view a chuck wagon and immediately think of those nearly forgotten trails and the cowboys who drove over 10 million head of cattle to market. Trails of majestic beauty where you can nearly hear the wind echo a ringing camp bell and the Cook calling out, “Come and get it. Get it while its hot”.
Trail Boss Chuey 245908

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08/16/2014 07:51.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Day 15--The Chuck Wagon part one
Howdy all, Chuey here with a TGIF Cattle Drive Post for you all. I think it is important that we all learn some history about one of the most important aspects of any cattle drive. THE CHUCK WAGON. Now, any cow-birdie worth it's weight in gold, loves to eat. We have been well fed by our wonderful cook Lizzie, and her two helpers Kaji and Mikey. They have been dishin' out some mighty tasty vittles.
There is a majestic beauty viewing over the massive grazing lands that run from Texas north through the Dakotas reaching into Canada. These plains expanded westward into Colorado meeting the rocky mountains and northwest to the Cascade Mountain Range. Scenic hills covered in tall Buffalo grass that whispers its historic past as one might sit silent reflecting upon the romantic images of the American West. As the wind blows through the wild blades of green stems that still flourish today, the sounds of the cowboys yawp can nearly be heard as they command their livestock on the long cattle-drives. Today, no other item best reflects the images of those cowboys who worked the cattle drives than the “Chuck Wagon”.
Prior to the Chuckwagon, Cowboys often relied on eating what they carried in their saddle bags such as dried beef, corn fitters or biscuits. In 1866, cattleman Charles Goodnight knowing the importance for his crew to drive cattle they'd require daily meals, bedrolls, extra gear and supplies. A humble Cowboy could work harder on a full stomach and a good night sleep. The trail would often last two or more months moving cattle several miles each day. Some drives lasting up to five months. Goodnight took a surplus Army Wagon made by Studebaker and added a large Pantry box to the wagon rear with a hinged door that laid flat to create a work table. The cook would then have everything he needed at arms length to prepare food. Shelves and drawers were added to the inside of the pantry to carry supplies and cooking gear. The larger pots, cast iron skillets and utensils would be carried in a box mounted below the pantry called the boot. The Army wagon merely was a light supply wagon of that period with Goodnight’s added design creating the invention of the CHUCK WAGON.
Tomorrow we will finish our history on the Chuck wagon. I smell dinner, gotta go!
Trail Boss Chuey 245908

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08/15/2014 11:05.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Laka
puts her wings up to her forehead in a thinking girls way and all kinds of thoughts that are fun and frivolous come into her mind!Let's see,maybe we could have them take us dancing at the really fancy dance hall here,you really have to dress nicely and really know your dance moves and dance steps!Or we could make them take us on a shopping trip to those high class rich girl stores where they have all the fancy high priced diamonds and pearls and we could pick out some bling for our toesies!Little Angel comes over and sits beside Laka as she tries to write down all the places they could make the boys take them to for sleeping right through everything!Mama Ruthie's pineapple cake is just the most wonderful thing in the world to eat!Little Angel can see just how Dixie and Pookie might've succumbed to a deep sleep after eating it!She can remember the last time she had some of that beak watering pineapple cake,it was if you never wanted to put it down or stop eating it,the flavor and the texture are just outta this world good!As Little Angel is thinking about how she could go for more of Mamma Ruthie's wonderful pineapple cake,just right about now,Laka jumps up and down,and screeches her brown parrot chirp,like a light bulb just went on inside her head!Little Angel I got it! I GOT IT!!I GOT WHAT WE CAN DO!Little Angel jumps in the air about a mile with Laka's sudden eggcitement!Laka is just so eggcited that she hurriedly spills it all out to Little Angel,Look,she says,the boys don't like cooking or baking!Right???So we will get them into the kitchen and have them bake all kinds of goodies for us,we'll have a big party here,with tables full of all kinds of cakes,cookies,pies,puddings,tortes,turnovers,well,- you get the picture!Little Angel loves the idea,as she too loves a tasty goodie or two here and there!Wrapping their wings round each other,they giggle and high four each other all the way to where the boys should be sleeping their afternoon away,Laka all the while singing a happy tune of........

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08/14/2014 06:39.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 14--Rustlers in the hills
Howdy all you cowbirdies out there in BC land, Chuey here with today's Trail Update. It has finally stopped rainin' and we're movin' slow along the Great Western Trail headin' for Buffalo Gap and our first major river crossing. I been figurin' some and we should be able to bed down close to where Brownsville is now located. The herd has been having a tough go of it what with all the mud and rain it is slick and the footin' is bad.
With the fresh horse prints heading off into the hill country, the possibility of rustlers lurking anywhere along the trail, we have been riding doubled up and our eyes open. Jenny-Lynn had taken off with riders to scout out the hills, Jedi and his frothers came across a fresh camp fire hidden well away in the heavy brush, but no riders where found. To some's thinking, this might be good news, but I know well enough that we are far from free from danger.
A drive often covers 1,500 miles and takes four to six months. The hours are long, the conditions brutal and the dangers are very real, especially from stampedes, which could be sparked off by the smallest thing. Longhorns are nervous creatures and easily scared, so stampedes are common, and often fatal for both men and animals.

A calm herd can become a solid wave of nearly unstoppable alarm and panic in the blinking of an eye, and neither man nor horse is safe. In Idaho, a 1889 stampede led to the deaths of one cowboy and 341 Longhorns. In July 1876 near the Brazos River in Texas, almost an entire stampeding herd plunged into a gully; and more than 2,000 head were killed. The sound and heat generated by a herd on the run is truly staggering, and on a hot night, a steer that ran 10 miles may lose up to 40 pounds. It's out job to keep the herd calm, moving and always be on guard.

Panther comes galloping in to tell me that he, Jedi and Kiddo had come across three horses and riders 'bout a mile up the trail. That was disturbing news, but we were all ready, just in case they had in their mind to steal the herd. I told Panther to warn the others riding point, and I'd warn the out riders, stopping to tell Little Peep to ride back to tell the drag to keep their eyes opened.

Rustlers were never taken lightly in by-gone days. In fact when caught many a would-be rustler was hung from the nearest tree, or shoot on sight. Horse thieves were not taken as severely as cattle rustlers but often had the same fate. The wranglers had to be ever vigilante for signs of rustlers along the trail. These often made night raids, when it was easier to make a sneak approach, stampede the herd, then drive off a considerable number under cover of darkness.

"It's gonna be a long day and night for the cow wranglers."

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08/14/2014 03:34.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Laka
looks at Little Angel as she twists and twirls around in front of the dressing room mirror,checking out how the dress with the bright pink slinky material and all the tiny diamond like sparkles flows out accentuating all of Little Angels form in its entirety! Oh Little Angel!Laka eggclaims he wings going up to her face in pure delight of the way Little Angel looks! I just love the way that fuchsia pink just brings out the color of your facial features and it is just a head turner of a style also,it really hugs your figure to the max girlfriend!Just wait til Dixie sees you in that,he won't be able to keep his eyes offa you never mind his mind!Oh turn around one more time,I just hafta see if it will match your new purse!As Little Angel twists around once more for Laka to check her out and she watches herself in the large floor to ceiling mirror a smile comes across her beak and a warm glowing smile forms on her facial features!Oh Laka,I do believe that you are right about this one!I think I'm gonna get it,this one's a keeper for sure!Lets get our purchases made and try and give the boys a call to see if they are ready to go to dinner with us now!As Laka and Little Angel cash out at the register,they go wing wrapped around wing down the street to the park where the boys were to meet them!Laka sits on one of the park benches and pulls out her cell phone and as it rings of the hook,she has a frown on her face!Now where are those boys off to now?Hanging up she sits on the bench to collect her thoughts and then tells Little Angel she has an idea a fun surprise to pull on the boys!Listen Little Angel here's what I have planned.........

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08/14/2014 10:49.21 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi ya Pookie~
I hope you are having a great day! Everything is fine here at my nest. I'm having some playtime with mom and soon I will head off to the play cage for my apple.
We have lots of chores to get done today and I think mom is going over to the market to get a few things. It's only at the end of our driveway so she won't be gone long. Later on we will be getting some cooking done. My beans and grains for my mash are soaking and mom will cook those tonight. I am hoping that some corn bread will be on the menu too! A little corn bread to go with my mash sounds like and excellent idea to me!
I do hope you enjoy your day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
With love ~ Sugar

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08/14/2014 10:24.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Dixie
tells Pookie oh,yes they'll work really really good,these wiggly wiggly worms,because you see(Dixie takes one of the worms out and holds it between his two flight feathers and gives it a little pull)see how stretchy these wiggly wiggly worms are?he brings the worm closer to Pookie so he can look at it a bit more closely!Now Pookie fish do like to eat cheese right and some fish even like bread too?right?Well,who ever heard of a fish who didn't like GUMMY WORMS????? Dixie rummages through his secret box and picks up a handful of different colors for Pookie to check out.Look!Dixie chirps out to him,the colors stand out well in the water and they really look like the actual thing too!Dixie holds one under the water so Pookie can get a good look at how well they look when in the water! Just as Dixie was wiggling the wiggly worm in the water as the waves were gently lapping up against the shore a big huge fish came along and as the eyes of the fish set intently on the wiggly wiggly worm that was being held in Dixie's flight feathers,the mouth of the fish opened wide and sharp teeth ready to.........

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08/13/2014 04:43.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 13--Troubles brewin'
Howdy trail pardners, Chuey back in the saddle today. We had an ornery time getting onto BC yesterday. Finally, here I am again. I am happy that the rain has slowed down some and that all you cow wranglers did a greyt job keepin' the herd bedded in the trees and under control. Now that the rain has blessed the thirsty ground with water we face yet another danger. Cattle drivers often fought one threat or another when moving cattle. As dangerous as drought can be, too much water carries it's own risks.
Cattle gorge themselves on water and die within minutes from water intoxication. The thirsty cows over-drink, and once they fill up death can happen pretty quickly. Cattle wranglers must keep a safe medium between dehydration and over-hydration. Often a challenging task, trying to drive thirsty herds back from watering holes after they have gone without water. A cow consumes up to 8 1/2 gallons of water daily. In drought conditions they may get less then half a gallon. So, when water is available they gorge on it. Water that stands in the heat often becomes dangerous for the cattle to drink. Heat and sun produces toxic algae to grow rampantly, a fatal hazard to cattle.
Today we will move our herd onto the trail again, to make up for down-time during the storms. Our biggest concern will be to prevent, if possible, stampedes when they smell water as we approach Buffalo gap this afternoon. Due to the rain, the trail is muddy and slick, a bad combination for both cattle and riders.
" Pepper, Gus, Willie and Cori, take up the right outrider and keep those long-horns close. Sky, Silver, Pookie, BonBon and Chipper, you ride drag on the right and keep close up, they're goin' ta bolt when they get wind of water. " Chuey directs the wranglers into position." Jenny, Sweetie, Kiddo, Raffi, Snowflake and Cookie, you scout for water that ain't movin' too fast, keep your eyes open for rustlers hopin' to make an easy raid and drive off some of the herd. We need to keep them bunched tight today."
"Boss, do ya want me to take left out-ridin' today?" Spot asked.
"You gather the riders, keep the group close, and watch for strays that decide to make a break." Chuey tells Spot.
Pushin' her hat back, she stands tall in the saddle to scout the land ahead. " I have a bad feelin'" she tells Strawberry and Falco, " a bad feelin' indeed. We better keep our eyes wide open today. With all that rain, we're bound to have problems"
"BOSSS" yells Jenny trotting fast across the open field behind the slowly moving herd. " Found fresh horse tracks to the north, headin into the hills yonder." she points towards the heavily treed hills. " Want us to check'em out?"
Chuey instructs Jenny to take 4 riders and scout out the hills, keepin their eyes open for an ambush by rustlers. Watching Jenny gallop off to the north Chuey sits a stride for a moment to think, then races off to gather herself a searchin' party to join Jenny-Lynn in the hills.
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08/13/2014 11:39.05 AM Report This Comment  
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POOKIE AND LAKA, WISH WE COULD SEND YOU SOME COOLER AIR. WITH THE RAIN THE PAST TWO DAYS IT WAS VERY MUCH COOLER HERE TODAY AND A GOOD BREEZE. MOM HAD TO WEAR A LIGHT JACKET OUTSIDE.

HOPE THINGS GET BETTER FOR YOU WEATHER WISE.

KACEY

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08/12/2014 09:01.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Dixie
Looks at Pookie and shows him his special box that he's got tucked away under all the fishkin things that were brought with them to the secret hiding place!Pookie not sure whether he should believe Dixie and what he says about the secret bait or not!Pookie looks askance at Dixie with a big question and disbelief in his eyes!Calm down!Pookie,Dixie tries to get Pookie a little bit more relaxed,sit down and have something to drink,and once you are settled down enough I will show what I have to you!As Pookie settles back and takes some long cool sips from his coke that Dixie handed to him,and several bites from the cranberry sugar cookies that Dixie brought with him for them to have a small snack,he goes over to the box that he had hidden under all the other fishkin things that they brought for their small holiday away from the girls!Taking it out from where he had it safely tucked away,he looks at it with lots of hope in his eyes and then hands the whole box over to Pookie and tells him to go ahead,take this box and you go and open it and see just what I have to lure those fish in,they just won't be able to resist this what's inside this box here!Pookie gingerly takes the box from Dixie and as he slowly opens the lid and peeks inside a wide smile starts forming across his beak! Oh No!!! You've got to be kidding!He yells in pure surprise to Dixie,this is what you are going to use as the secret weapon to lure these fish in so we don't lose any of them?Dixie stands there smiling from the top of his green cheek head to the tip of his long red tail! Go ahead Pookie take them out and lets check it out! As Pookie lifts the lid higher on the secret bait box,Dixie looks over the water and just knows that Pookie is just gonna love this idea!Pookie then flips the lid all the way back and as he does he starts laughing hysterically when he pulls out.........

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08/12/2014 05:49.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pookie and Laka
Loved the story about the Myna bird of your moms boss. yep it sure is lucky to get a good home like that. Sure would think someone would of claimed it though.

Well mom was on a hunt for a vet for me and I felt a bit like Goldilocks LOL. The first vet was ok in an emergency maybe...better then none at all mom said and the second vet is good and the one we will go with but he isnt in all the time either so hoping they add another avian vet to their staff.

Today mom went to the fruit stand and the grocery store today. Mom didn’t have to get as much at that fruit stand as she usually does since Skin sis bought some stuff out of her garden for mom and dad. Skin sis always has a nice garden and shares with mom and dad which is really good since mom and dad don’t have a garden. Dad just has a few tomato plants but that is about it and they arent ripe yet either. “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another “what? You too?” I thought I was the only one.” Hugs, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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08/12/2014 05:15.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Dixie
sits under the big ole tree,the great thinking tree and ponders the situation,while Pookie busily gets the fishkin things,poles,bait,flies,etc all set up for them to have a nice relaxing afternoon and early evening in the peace and quiet of the day in their secret hideaway with no one to bother them,no one to tell them they have to get home and do other things!Come On!!! Pookie is anxiously awaiting Dixie to join in his pleasure of fish kin,what they've both been waiting so long and trying to get the girls to let them have their time to relax and do the things that make them happy the most!Pookie puts his fishkin pole in the sand and walks over to Dixie and grabs his wings and holds them outright!Look at me!He chirps loudly in angry Green Cheek!Look at Me!!! You don't think that those two girls will think for one moment about us now do you?They are out there preening,getting their nails done,their feathers placed just so,and a nice steam bath and their nails all aglow!They are way too busy to even think about us or if we need any dinner or snacks or anything at all like that!Dixie looks up to the sky and watches the soft puffy summer time clouds floating by them,he feels the afternoon's warm summer breezes gently brush past his face,and the smell somewhere off in the distance across the lake of someones bbq wafting their way with steaks and burgers and the smell of grilled pineapple tantalizing their nares! All of a sudden,Dixie jumps up and looks Pookie right in the eyes and he tells him,you know Pookie I think you have something here!Dixie then races over to his fiskin pole and as he gets ready to cast off into the serene and peaceful lake.........

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08/12/2014 03:36.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pookie
V4U today. So glad to hear that everything is ok and no hurricane. Well, our clearance hibiscus tree looks great right now and has lots of flowers. It's enjoying the hot and rainy summer days. Mom's been doing some reading about it's winter care, and it will definitely need to be brought inside once the temps. get lower than 50 degrees. According to what she read, as long as the hibiscus is in front of a sunny window and not over watered, it should do fine indoors until it can go outside again in spring time. Don't even want to think about winter this soon, we're still enjoying the summer and looking forward to fall. Winter can definitely wait! LOL :) Have a good day. From, Mayo

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08/12/2014 07:21.20 AM Report This Comment  
  KAJI FOR 10K CLUB VOTE PG# 43005
HEY POOKIE AND LAKA, I AM JUST SO GLAD TAHT YOU ARE OKAY WITH THOSE HURRICANES. GLAD THE SECOND ONE BYPASSED YOU AND THE FIRST JUST ENED UP BEING A TROPICAL STORM. BET YOU ARE USED TO THAT TYPE OF WEATHER HAVING LIVED YOUR WHOLE LIVES IN HAWAII.

WE HAVE HAD RAIN OFF AND ON THE PAST 2 DAYS HERE BUT NOT THE WINDS. THEN THEY SAY A COLD SPELL IS COMING THRU SOMETIME NEXT WEEK.

HOPE THINGS CLEAR UP TOMORROW

KACEY

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08/11/2014 09:58.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pookie and Laka
That is what happened to me..the vet I had since mom got me almost 7 years ago has gone somewhere else and its even further then where he was before so we were on a hunt for a new vet.
Well last night was a bit better on BC so mom didn’t crochet in between blogs at least. This morning looked pretty good but kept getting more cloudy. By 10 Oclock the rain started and has been pretty steady ever since so no outside time for me. Skin sis and the grand came up this afternoon so I had lots to talk to them about too. It looks like tomorrow is going to be another rainy day too. “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another “what? You too?” I thought I was the only one.” Hugs, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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08/11/2014 07:43.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Dixie
says to Pookie,we will let the girls lead the way in this one as if they are the ones who brought the whole subject up in the first place! Once we get back to the room,we'll each go over to them and tell them that all this stress has really done a number on them and that we would think it best for them to just go poolside and relax get their feet up,get in the hot tub,sauna and just let all the stress out and we'll just play along right with them because you know they're gonna wanna get right back to that spa and all the nice things they love about being at the spa,the massages,their nails gettin done in colors,their feathers getting preened by that head masseuses etc!Okay,Pookie looks at Dixie hoping that his plan will fall into place for them!Come on,lets go back inside and get this thing rolling so we can go out and have plenty of time to get some fish kin in while the weather is good!Dixie wraps his GCC wing around his sweet and good buddy Pookie and both greyt friends walk back into the hotel room waiting for the girls to finish with hiding the Angel Dust treasure. Laka,Little Angel! Let me look at you,both of the boys call out to them as they emerge from one of the back rooms!What is it?Laka chirps up immediately as she runs over to Pookie!Looking back at Dixie,Pookie with a wink in his eyes,holds Laka at wings length away from him and looks her all over and then tells her,I was afraid of this!Laka looking back at him like he's got a bird seed rattling around in his head says,Afraid of WHAT? Oh Dixie!Pookie calls over to him,do you see just what I'm looking at here?And then Dixie grabs Little Angel by the wing and pulls her close to him and he looks at her in the same way also and says,yeah!Pookie,I can even see it in Little Angel too!Both girls thinking this is some kind of a joke,back up away from the boys and tell them that they are full of nuts as there is nothing very different or funny about them!But look you two!Dixie and Pookie take both girls to the large mirror in the bedroom and show them what they are trying to make them see!Look my sweet darlings,you have just been through so much frightening things in the last several hours so I think that if you two got to relax and.....YES!!! Pookie,Laka shouts out loud in his ear,YESSSSS!!!we do need something to calm us down not don't we Little Angel?Little Angel takes one more look at herself in the large mirror and agrees that she believes that the two of them should get back down to the spa only they decide they should go to the larger spa at the end of the hotel suites on the 6th floor for the full treatment that lasts the whole day,where they pamper you from beak to tail tip!Oh but of course you must go there,both boys nod their heads in agreement,we want nothing better for our girls now don't we Pookie?Dixie chimes in,Pookie shrugging his wings replies No no of course we don't! Then he tells the girls to..........

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08/11/2014 11:07.01 AM Report This Comment  
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SWEET POOKIE AND LAKA, I AM SO VERY HAPPY THAT YOU ARE ALL OKAY. I WAS WORRIED ABOUT YOU. THANK YOU FOR LETTING US KNOW THAT YOU HAVE SURVIVED THE STORM. HURRICANES ARE DANGEROUS STORMS. THEY SAID ON THE NEWS THAT THE HIGH VOLCANOE IS WHAT SPLIT THE STORM AND MADE IT LESS IN STRENGTH.

BE SAFE ALWAYS MY FRIENDS.

KACEY

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08/10/2014 09:58.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pookie and Laka
Pierogies are stuff dough that is boiled water and then usually cooked in butter and onions. They can be stuffed with many things such as potatoe and cheese or saurkraut just to name a few.
Dad tries to fluff his feathers but we still see his intelligence LOL. Oh yea mom keeps her feathers short too and think that is so she dont see them white feathers too or maybe the hope it will cut them all off LOL
Glad the storms were not bad there for you! I got to go outside again this morning before it got too hot.
Boy last night BC was so slow and mom would crochet in between waiting and she got a few rows in too.!! Its good to know I am not the only one on BC that is molting and boy is it itchy too. Remember that last vet I went to and mom and I both liked him? Well the office sent us a questionaire to make out and send back to them so we were quite impressed. Makes one feel like they really do care and never had that happen before either. “To find one good friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.” Leaving a vote for you! Your good friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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08/10/2014 06:50.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 10--When the rain comes down
Howdy cow wranglers, trail Boss Chuey here with some important news. As I perdicted yesterday the rains came upon us from over the mountains to the North. Now, we be needin' that there rain, but it does also bring us cow punchers a mess a trouble when it comes to tending these long horned critters. Havin' just traveled over one hundred miles with little more then a shallow creek or river here and there, these dawgies is itchin' to get some good grazin and a long, cool drink.
The thunder could be heard for miles before the first grey clouds dotted the blue horizon. The wind had picked up early on, and the herd had been spookin' and bolting all the day long. The first heavy drops of rain came as a blessed relief after sittin-saddle for fourteen long, dusty hours.
"Boss, rains comin' want that we move these cows closer to the trees?' Kiddo asked reining in Freckles in a cloud of parched dust.
"Better, they are boltin and fussing. Have Cydney and Gus help cut out the bulls and bed the herd down over yonder." Chuey points towards low lying grass land."Now, let me tell ya the cowboy life is no bed od roses so to speak. It's plum full of troubles, woes and dangers. In addition to hard work, the cowboy and his horse encounters many dangers on the cattle drive, particularly when crossing rivers. If the leader of the cattle was distracted or disturbed by a tree or brush floating in the river she might turn around, which would turn the entire herd around, causing them to "mill" in the river. The cowboys have to drive straight into the center of the mill, striking the animals to force them back on track or the cattle would drown. In 1879, a herd of 3014 cattle panicked while crossing the Platte River in Nebraska and 800 died. The cowboys often a time die in the river, thrown from their horses or gored by horns of panicked cattle swimming in the middle of the mill. A surprising number of cowboys are also unable to swim, according to Western historian Albert Marrin, who claims that most rivers on the cattle trails had numerous graves of drowned cowboys. Now, back to the troubles we was havin'."
Sky comes flying in so fast his horse skidded to a stop. " Rains coming hard, we'll be in the middle of it in fifteen, maybe twenty minutes."
"Strawberry. Hulk, Cookie, Susan" I holler over the mowing and bawlin' of the cows, " move' um yonder to the trees." Quick as a whip they had their horses cutting and herding the leaders towards the trees and low lands.
"Panther and Kacey were working hard to keep the cows with young calves moving. Some of them there calves bein only a few hours old and all."
Snowy and Cappy were busy helping Lizzie, Mikey and Kaji to get the pots and what-nots loaded back into the chuckwagon when the clouds over-head bust and the driving rain began. It was gonna be one long, night keeping them cows together.
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08/10/2014 06:05.20 PM Report This Comment  
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POOKIE, I HOPE ALL IS FINE FOR YOU AND LAKA AND YOUR FAMILY WITH THESE TWO STORMS COMING YOUR WAY. AT LEASTTHE FIRST ONE BECAME A TROPICAL STORM INSTEAD OF A HURRICANE AND THE SECOND ONE WILL BE OUTSIDE THE ISLANDS.

PLEASE LET US KNOW AS SOON AS YOU CAN THATYOU ARE ALL OKAY.

YOUR WORRIED FRIEND,
KACEY

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08/09/2014 10:46.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pookie and Laka
I dont get scared of thunder. I hope the storms arent bad for you there too!
BC is so slow tonight that mom is crocheting in between blogs tonight!!
I got outside this morning for a sun bath and sure felt great. It was another nice day here too. Then this afternoon mom and dad went to some Rusyn Festival and ate some pierogies and haluski and a few other Rusyn foods. One man was painting those pretty eggs. Dad bought some book there and mom bought a cross necklace but I didn’t see any birdie bags with food so guess it was all in their belly! They weren’t gone too long so mom got my condo all cleaned up when they got back and new food and water again for me and I even went with mom while she got her bath. My internal clock is changing and going to bed earlier and earlier each night too. “To find one good friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.” Leaving a vote for you! Your good friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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08/09/2014 06:40.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Dixie
says that maybe that Little Angel and Laka are right about letting them hold onto and keeping watch over the Angel Dust as they may put it somewhere and then not be able to find it when they need it the most!Dixie can still hear the words that Angel Sally left for their ears to hear and their hearts to feel! Be good to one another and love one another too!That heavenly message got to him right down to his core and he runs over to where Pookie is so undecided about the Angel Dust's safety and wraps his wings around him and hugs him close!Pookie I just want to tell you how much you mean to me and I will always abide by Angel Sallykins words,next he goes over to Laka and hugs her tight and kisses her on her sweet head,telling her just how much he loves her also and what she means to him,then he gives Little Angel a big big husbirdie hug and kisses her softly on her beak and tells her that he is so blessed to have her in his life as well as both their special friends!The next thing you know,each of the four friends are hugging and kissing each other and when they are done following Angel Sallykins words,the boys get the Angel Dust and give the golden baskets that its enclosed in over to the girls! Laka,her eyes lighting up with being given such an important job to do looks at Little Angel and they both know just where they will be keeping the Angel Dust so it will remain safe from any intruders or thieves! Laka very eggcited tells Little Angel........

Come visit me, Gabbie, Kallie, Peepers & Dixie.

08/09/2014 04:55.13 PM Report This Comment  
  PS your horsie picture is in my gallery to pick up

Come visit me, mikey d, birdie haven park, CHUEY, VOTE ME BOTM in AUGUST, sweetpea, thanks for botd, zoey & cricket & nakita.

08/09/2014 02:45.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 9 Run Away Little Dawgies
"Grab your poncho pardners the rain is comin'. Chuey here with your Saturday Trail Drive update. Though the sun shone, the air told of rain comin quick. We had gone close-by ten miles when the grey clouds rose over the distance peaks of TeePee mountain of the Wichita Mountains in the distance. There are many cattle trails but the Great Western we're taken is quite distinctive because the terrain is more rugged, parched with formidable barriers such as the canyons in Texas, the Wichita Mountain crossing and the Great Basin in Kansas.
"The herd had been movin' long right nicely when that stubborn lead cow decided that she wanted to head for the pine ridges in the distance. Now, let me tell ya, nothing worse then a cantankerous Long Horn. Cori let out after her at full gallop trying to cut her and the dawgies that decided they be to followin' her all along, they'd let out after her too. Raffi seeing the lead pull off to the north east spurred Sun Dancer to break off after them.
Snowy and Cappy riding out on the north took chase. Well, it was a sight to be holden, that cow was running full out with upwards of some forty cows, steers and calves in hot persecute. I near fall off my horse standin' up to get a bird's eye view of the race."
" Stop you long tailed fool" Snowy yelled at her as dust rose thick
"Cut er off to the right " Cappy called out to Cori
Raffi was able to turn 'bout half the herd back into the direction of the main herd, while Pearl, Chipper and Jedi took up the out rider position stoppin' any who might have had a second thought. BonBon and Cydney raced out from the drag to join to take up the chase. Whoopin' and fannin' their horses flanks for more speed. That old lead cow was bawlin' and zig-zaggin' as best she could to try to loose the horses.
Seeing the fun, Celine spins Misty out of drag and runs flat out to left of the angry leader who by this point was slowin' down some. She stops dead, lets out one angry challenging bawl that brought the twenty-so followers to a stop. I was enjoyin the sight 'til I saw her lower her head and dig some sand up into the air. Tossin' her seven foot horned head with anger burnin' in her eyes. I gave Cutter his head and he was off like a bullet from an old over-under Smith and Western.
I hadn't made it part ways there when she charged Celine like some fighten bull. Fearin' the worse, I gave Cutter a good spat on the flanks but as I was watchin I see a rope go flyin out over her horns like water over the falls at Pegleg crossing. She rose into the air so fast I barely saw it when i take a second gander the she be lyin' legs tied and Pookie one foot resting on her heaving side.
Gathering up the strays we moved them back into the middle of the herd, and that old run-away cow walked all meek and quiet like back into the lead."
Then as we got back under way, the rains came...with a whole new mess a problems.
Trail Boss Chuey 245908

Come visit me, mikey d, birdie haven park, CHUEY, VOTE ME BOTM in AUGUST, sweetpea, thanks for botd, zoey & cricket & nakita.

08/09/2014 02:44.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Pookie~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It's still very pretty here and I am enjoying this last month of summer!

Today is the little niece Maddie 2nd birthday! Time flies! The picture in my gallery is from this morning! She is going to have a party today but I don't get to go. I guess one little kid around is okay but a whole bunch of them would be too much for me to take! I'll get to see her soon!

Merlin is shedding, Mandy is shedding and I am molting! That evil vacuum has been out way too much! mom tries to move us to different rooms when she uses it but she has had to use it so much in the past few days that one of us is always around! Merlin doesn't really care about it but it kind of freaks Mandy out! I go into Monster Bird mode and stomp around! Mom thinks it's funny when I do that! A little respect for the zon attitude is needed!!!!

Enjoy the day and I do hope it's just perfect!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~Rest in Peace Tooth ~ I'm gonna miss you & The Calendar Page~August Birthstone is the Peridot.

08/09/2014 12:26.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Angel Gabbie
standing in a glowing light beside Angel Sallykins lifts her wings and says the the now relieved foursome that they should take this Angel Dust and sprinkle it heavily all around the room and get it into every corner and nook and cranny they can find!Both Angel Gabbie and Angel Sallykins along with all the other Angels are holding golden baskets of the Angel Dust in large silver crates that are sparkling with the glow of the heavens that they are holding within them!As all the Angels line up in a heavenly semi circle all around them,rays of the brightest sunshine come flowing down around them,and as their countenances are so clearly the brightest and softest of lights that they have ever seen,Laka looks up and points out something she's so excited about to Pookie,who is looking up at them in awe,as the army of Angels are standing about a foot or two off the ground,angelic wings spread wide,touching one another as if in a protective fencing from the evil thing that has come into the room,almost like in a daring motion for the evil ones to try and do anything threatening again!With their wings opened wide,Laka smiles at them with a comforting look spreading over her beak and shows Pookie and the others the warm rainbow colors on the underside of all the Angels wings,that are in formations of halo's that are wrapped around stardust wings with droplets of what appear to be diamonds sparkling with their reflections off all the walls in the room creating a feeling and a scene of warmth and pure comfort and safety encircling them!Quietly and ever so softly one by one,each Angel floats down slowly as if in a dream til their claws touch the ground and with a soft breeze stand in front of each of the four of them individually so they can take a basket of Angel Dust from their large golden baskets and after each one of them,Pookie,Laka,Little Angel and Dixie receive their Angel Dust,Angel Sallykins and Angel Gabbie step back a few steps or so as if they are slowly fading back into the walls!Angel Gabbie tells them to use the Angel Dust wisely as it will bring comfort and peace to them when they are frightened and bring strength to fight the evil ones that may be surrounding them! Then as Angel Gabbie bends lower to give each of them a kiss,followed by Angel Sallykins,Angel Sallykins looks upwards and tells them all to...........

Come visit me, Gabbie, Kallie, Peepers & Dixie.

08/09/2014 08:19.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pookie and Laka
Sure hope those storms dont come near you and if they must hope you are safe my friend!!
I have a lot of perches in my condo and different sizes and texture too. Mom decided my sleep perch wasn’t doing a good enough job on my nails so she moved some around. I wasn’t too happy but since it’s the highest one in my condo I guess I will sleep on it tonight. Mom should understand how this is for me cause she sure doesn’t like it when she has to get a new mattress either! “To find one good friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.” Leaving a vote for you! Your good friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

Come visit me, Gus --Chi chi ♥ RIP & Chi chi RIP my sweet girl..

08/08/2014 07:00.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 8 On the trail to Falfurrias
Howdy Pardners, Chuey here with a post for ye all. We had a greyt time chowin' down over at the Castle last evenin' with Queen Zeena. Still ain't reckonin what all the hoop-la was bout concern the cows grazin on the lawn but we cowbirdies obliged and moved them down-wind to keep the peace.
Well, lets me be warnin' ya all about the dangers we cow wranglers face every day on the drive. It all started out mighty normal like but suddenly we, who was chawin' round bout the fire hears us a ruckus, and a rider came gallopin' to tell us that Susan had an encounter with one of the worst, most-deadliest risks to both riders and horse. Here's what happen in her own tellin' "My horse, Nitro, nearly stepped on a rattlesnake! Nitro reared up and I lost my balance and I fell off, and I landed on the ground. Thankfully I didn't land on the snake! It had already slithered off, as Nitro had frightened it!! I sure hope that this doesn't happen again." Goodness gracious she was lucky, and her tail feathers were sore, but she was ready to go this morning."
"What's up boss?" Cookie asks Chuey
"I'm checkin the weather pardner" Chuey holds up her wing and nods. " Rains comin'"
"Want that we move the herd closer to the tree-line?" Raffi asks leading Sun Dancer to where the two stood on the crest of the hill."
" Might better, and we'll try to make Falfurrias by night fall." Chuey says looking over the herd of Long-Horns. ( Falfurrias is 163 miles from San Antonino Texas)
" Boss, Boss" Snowflake calls from the Chuckwagon, ' Want me or will Dixie ride shot-gun with Mikey, Kaji and Lizzie today?"
" Have Dixie head out with them" Chuey says, Swingin' her leg over Cutter's back
" Cori, Boo Boo, Sugar and Chipper, I want ya to ride drag today. We have a couple cows bout ready to calf so we'll need to be movin' slower" Chuey rides over to wear Panther, Cydney and Silver stand watch over the grazin' cattle. " You three join Kiddo, Sky, BB and Rio in scouting ahead. We're runnin' into dry weather, but I feel rain a comin'. We need to bed them down where they won't stampedin' on us." Chuey gives her orders, tipping her thank-you with her hat before turnin her horse on a dime to gallop over to the outriders on the south.
" HOWDY BOSS" TiPaul nods, what's up? "
"Rains coming, we have to move on but slower today. I want you, Gus, Willie, Peppino and Hulk to ride point. Keep the cows bunched, slow them by riding in front of the lead cow. She's stubborn and likes to run, but several cows are ready to calf." Chuey clicks to Cutter who spins on his heels and runs towards Pearl, Spot, Snowy, Sweetpepper and Kacey preparing to ride "out". Chuey warns them about the storm even though the sky shows no clouds, they listen to instructions. " Push them steers into the group, cut out the cows with young calfs before they get tramples underfoot. Have'em walk on the out flanks of the herd."
"Come along Little dawgies for Wyoming be your home"
Trail Boss Chuey 245908

Come visit me, mikey d, birdie haven park, CHUEY, VOTE ME BOTM in AUGUST, sweetpea, thanks for botd, zoey & cricket & nakita.

08/08/2014 02:35.27 PM Report This Comment  
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