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Hi! My name is Chico says I love you Sassy

I am a Moluccan Cockatoo from Seward, NE.

Stretch, Beans, Peanut

28 years old   M

Moluccan Cockatoo

Mashed potatos, pizza

Where ever mom is....

My cockatoo brother Merlin

She loves me so very much, and gives me all kinds of hugs.

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  Chico~!
#8225
with love from Sugar ♥

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08/29/2014 10:13.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
#8224
Hope you are having a greyt weekend.
Not a greyt day up here today. It rained all day until 4pm when the sun came out and warmed us up to 71. Saturday looks like all day t-storms with 74 degrees. At least it won't rain on the Milonga Fair!
Hugs
Chyna

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08/29/2014 09:21.54 PM Report This Comment  
  hi Chico
a beautiful day here today. we both got to go outside. mom held Cori by the sprinkler and she was scared at first but then started to like i. i sat in my cage and started to scream so they ran over to see what was wrong and mom thinks there was hawk nearby
and it scared me.

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08/29/2014 09:15.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
Today was another pretty day here in the burgh. Mom and I went outside and I got my sun bath. It was a bit more humid today then yesterday but that sun sure felt good any how. Mom always sits on the swing and reads the paper or does crafts and we chat back and forth. Mom says I always have lots to say when we are outside too. “If your alone, I’ll be your shadow. If you want to cry, I’ll be your shoulder. If you want a hug I’ll be your pillow. If you need to be happy, I’ll be your smile. But anytime you need a friend, I’ll just be me. Your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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08/29/2014 04:49.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 29--The Guns Blazin--Battle at Pegleg Crossin'
WOW, now that was too close for comfort. Chuey here with today's Cattle Drive Update. It was just as the sun was settin' in the West, that the gun fight began. In the growin' darkness it becomes mighty hard to see what lurks in the brush near by a rider. The herd was grazin quiet-like when all of a sudden all "hell-broke-loss". Cinn-A-Bun had just rode long-bout the outer south flank of the herd, when somethin' went whippin' pass his ear, dang-close too.
"What the ???" he shouts in shock, kneein' Firestorm into a gallop to rejoin Kiddo, Gus and Willie toward the drag. " RUSTLERS!" went up the call as bullets came a sailin' towards the riders. Well, it wasn't but a second, before Jenny-Lynn, Sky, Snowy and Raffi was kneelin behind the boulders gun a blazin in return fire. Arrows flew towards the treeline, and a yelp came from the grown blackness, " Bart, I dun been shoot in the Vent."
I was just returnin from my trip to spy on their where-abouts when they'd jumped horses and took off into the night. I had hoped to get back before the fun started but let me tell ya, by the time I returned to the herd, the cows was racin' in panic towards the Crick, guns was blastin away at them Rustlers. I sprung off Cutter and dived behind the nearest rocks, takin' careful aim at a big Black galoot, ridin after our herd. He let out a yip when I dusted his tail feathers but good.
"BOSS, BOSS!?" Hulk came crawlin low over to join in the fight. "Jenny-Lynn and Raffi have Black Bart pinned down in cross fire. She wants tah know what you want her to do?"
"Tell her to bring him in alive if she can, we don't want no blood shed"
Hulk got off a few good shots as he ducked and dived the bullets wavin' his way back to where JL had Bart in her sights.
Jedi, Panther, Apache and Spot had managed to make their way up to join Cheyenne brothers. Kaji and Lizzie had their double-barrels blazin' holdin' off the mangy-thieves tryin to steal our Dragon-Wagon. Mikey was busy pepperin' a nasty-tempered bearded crow with rock-salt. "Got- em" he yelled to Kaji as the Crow let out a yelp as the shot bulls-eyed its mark.
"YEE HAAAW, nuthin better then a good gun-fight!" JL yells to me across the open grassland. Pookie and Dixie had raced out after the herd, with TiPaul, Sugar, Chyna and Strawberry in hot pursuit. Angel and Pepper covered the riders as they took care4ful aim towards the trees from where the return fire had come. Pearl and Silver hankered down behind an old wooden box and carefully watched for perfect aim and fired as one. "YOWWWW! Hey that hurt" came the pained response.
Cappy, Chipper and Boo Boo dropped down onto their bellies and began to inch closer to where the Rustlers where hidden. They had a BIG SURPRISE for them. Snowflake and BonBon had been busy mixin up a special gift for their uninvited Rustler friends.
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08/29/2014 03:47.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
8220, a nice round number!
If you know and love him from Facebook, you can now welcome Felix LaFollett to Bird Channel! His page number is 272339, go see him!
This morning mom was back to animal care, YAY! She cleaned the RVS room, which only has raccoons and ground hogs in it now. Then she did the silver foxes, who are always fun. One of them was jumping on her leg this morning to see what meat was in their bowls.
There is good news at the center, the fisher is going home to Cook Forest tomorrow, and the coyote pups are ready to be released in Mercer County on Tuesday! We bet all those animals will be glad to be home in the wild. The red foxes have been released as well, so the place is emptying out a little. There are still lots of waterfowl and birds, though.
Well, tomorrow is the milonga, and we're ready to party! I am running a ring toss booth, so come by and test your luck on the midway. The food will be fabulous, and we all think Chuey and company will let the cowbirds have the night off.
Hope you are having a great summer day full of sunshine and scritchies. Hugs, Falco

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08/29/2014 10:54.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
Sending lots of hugs your way and a few of my famous Too Happy screams.

Hugs
Puffin

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08/29/2014 07:30.25 AM Report This Comment  
  the foodateers
sit back and look at the empty plate . . . that sure was good . . . burp !

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08/29/2014 03:47.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
not much going on here right now. mom spent the day weeding and weeding and then some more weeding. it got really cold here last night but as the day wore on it warmed up but the air was still cool so i didn't get any outside time today. maybe tomorrow.

Boo Boo and i are very excited about this weekend. i am in the face painting contest at the milonga county fair and Boo Boo and I are also in the pig races. i hope i look ok at the races since i am just beginning to start my fall molt.

love Cori

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08/28/2014 10:22.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
#8216
Good to hear from you.
Not much going on here. We had that nasty and very long winter. Now, we are still waiting for some summer weather. We have had about 10 nice days this year so far .... that is so sad.
It was just another fall day today. I was busy chewing up more wood toys. It looks like Friday will be 70 degrees and t-storms all day.
Hugs
Chyna
PS If you are going to the Parrot Palooza on Oct 11, please email my mom ... thanks.

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08/28/2014 09:18.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Chico!
You know I sure do understand! Sometimes it is tough to get on and blog, and still have time for the other things that come up.

Well, sure hope that the BC is better tonight. Can't believe that it took some blogs between 3-6 attempts to get them submitted. Mom was so irritated, as she would have liked a chance to get some other things done on the puter.

Nice day here, but cooler. Mom did not object at all--the sun was out and it was really nice when she went to see what was going on out on the lake. It was pretty windy, though. A couple sailboats were out and they were clipping along pretty good with the wind. There were a couple waves that hit the breakwall, so it definitely was windy! Tomorrow is supposed to be in the 80's, humid, and rainy. And stay that way thru the weekend.

Can't wait until the Milonga! My face painting is gonna be so cool!

Your buddy,
Kaji

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08/28/2014 08:17.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
My mom is one of those kind of persons that try to do two things at once if its possible. Well sometimes she crochets in between doing the BC blogs for me. Last night she noticed she was missing a stitch and looked and it was done 3 rows behind so she just fudged it and added a stitch and when she got to the next row on top of the stitch she added she wasn’t happy with that. She ripped out now 4 rows so tonight she is trying to catch up to where she was LOL. “If your alone, I’ll be your shadow. If you want to cry, I’ll be your shoulder. If you want a hug I’ll be your pillow. If you need to be happy, I’ll be your smile. But anytime you need a friend, I’ll just be me. Your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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08/28/2014 05:10.43 PM Report This Comment  
  8211
The foodateers get the peach cobbler out of the oven and pull out the ice cream while they wait for it to cool !

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08/28/2014 04:34.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
#8210
V4U
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Chyna

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08/27/2014 09:11.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
I am still molting and losing feathers. They sure make me feel itchy and will be glad when they quit itching so bad too. At least with the nice days I get a quick bath and then sit out side in the sun and that helps not to feel so itchy too. I did sit out today while mom read the paper but it was a little cloudy off and on but got some good yelling in to the wild birds while I was out there at least LOL. “If your alone, I’ll be your shadow. If you want to cry, I’ll be your shoulder. If you want a hug I’ll be your pillow. If you need to be happy, I’ll be your smile. But anytime you need a friend, I’ll just be me. Your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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08/27/2014 06:01.29 PM Report This Comment  
  finally done !
now it's time to clean up the kitchen !

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08/27/2014 05:48.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
you know pharecutical companies have lots of cures for rare disease but they won't make them because since so few people have the disease ithe companies feel they can't make enough profit.

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08/26/2014 11:28.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
#8205
V4U
Hugs
Chyna

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08/26/2014 09:29.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
In case you didn’t get cake and ice cream or any other foods from my hatchday yesterday there is plenty left so just help your self. Sunday evening mom and dad went to see the Duquesne University Tamburitzans perform. They both enjoyed it a lot. The singing and dancing was from the European countries so mom had no idea what the words were but dad knew a few of the words. Mom said it sounded very pretty any way and dad agreed. The costumes were so colorful and added to the show as well. By the time the parronts got home I was sound asleep but I did come out to give mom a kiss good night and then mom covered me up and I soon fell back to sleep again. “If your alone, I’ll be your shadow. If you want to cry, I’ll be your shoulder. If you want a hug I’ll be your pillow. If you need to be happy, I’ll be your smile. But anytime you need a friend, I’ll just be me. Your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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08/26/2014 05:12.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 26- troubles comin our way
Howdy cow-wranglers, Chuey here with today's Cattle Drive Update. We rode double watches during the night to keep an eye open for our friend Black Bart. We were waitin' for him and his raggedy band of vultures to swoop down on our herd and run' em off in the middle of the night, but all was quiet. Too quiet!
"Boss," Polly whispers " what' d ya think he's up too?"
"Well, ain't too sure. He's been trailin' us since we headed out, ain't sure at all" I answered, not sure what to say beyond that.
" JL and Sky sent back word through Kiddo and Spot that Black Bart had hankered down over yonder by Llano. They been talkin' real quiet-like, makin plans" Jedi reports. I nod, and give Cutter his head as we make one round of the herd to update the others on what I just learned.
We kept the herd close-up and movin' pretty steady through the mornin' and by mid-day we'd already covered six miles. I'd just set down to some hot vittles when Chyna came gallopin' in, stoppin in a cloud of dust and horse sweat. " the rustlers are saddled up and movin to the rocks west of Beef Trail Crossin'. Jenny-Lynn and Sky are followin' 'em so they don't make a slip on us and get us by surprise. "
Chyna hopped off Dyna-Dancer, and Rio grabbed the lead and walked her to the corral, stripin' her saddle off and rubbin' her down good. BonBon ropes a silver dapple and throws the saddle over his muscular back, tightenin' the straps good, and leads him over to where Chyna is eatin' a quick bowl of stew before headin' back to join up with JL and Sky.
"tell them two not to get gun-crazy too soon, we wanta teach Bart a lesson 'bout his thieving' ways"
I grabbed up Cutters reins, as I sprung onto his back, given him a slap on the shoulder we were off on a gallop to warn the point riders to b e ready for the "party"
"Sky, look" Jenny-Lynn points out the hoof prints of two new riders crossin' those of Black Bart and his band of rustlers." Sky leans over the shoulder of his horse Chief and studies them for a minute.
"Yep, looks that way" Sky clicks to Cutter and they move out followin' the new set of tracks for a spell to see who it is that has joined the rustlers. They didn't have to ride long before they spied the gang, settled down in the brush, with a smoke-less fire heatin' a pot of grub. Black Bart was in deep conversation with the two new comers, while the others kept a watch for the herd on the trail. It was here, hidden by the rocks and brush that Chyna caught up with them. She had brought them food from the dragon-wagon and they ate it in silence as they kept watch on their friends below .
Suddenly, the camp was alive with activity as the rustlers caught up their horses, and silently packed up their belongin's. " Ok boys, they're gonna be here in a few hours, lets get us ready, "SLIM, you and Twitch get over to the rock corral and make sure that the herd can't escape when the rest of us drive them in there."
Trail Boss Chuey 245908

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08/26/2014 01:57.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Chico gets down the bowls
while Merlin pulls the ingredients together - Cookie is busy peeling the peaches . . .

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08/26/2014 04:18.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
Another reason to love bees: they might be able to help us fight cancer.

While venom isn’t usually known as a friendly thing, new research shows that venom from bees, snakes and scorpions could potentially be used to fight certain forms of cancer. While you wouldn’t go and inject someone with a dose of venom, which could have lethal effects, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found that if they isolated specific proteins in the venom, these could be used in a safe way to block tumor growth.

“We have safely used venom toxins in tiny nanometer-sized particles to treat breast cancer and melanoma cells in the laboratory,” study author Dipanjan Pan of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, said in a statement. “These particles, which are camouflaged from the immune system, take the toxin directly to the cancer cells, sparing normal tissue.”

Previous studies have shown the potential power of venom, but because of the potentially very dangerous side effects of venom injection — damage to nerve cells, for example — that power couldn’t be properly harnessed.
The toxins in question are peptide toxins. The researchers made a synthetic version in the lab, then injected it into the tiny nanoparticles. “The peptide toxins we made are so tightly packed within the nanoparticle that they don’t leach out when exposed to the bloodstream and cause side effects

When the nanoparticles with the toxins attach to a cancer cell they can either slow down or stop the cancer cell growth, which can ultimately stop a cancer from spreading. what we are interested in are the cells responsible for metastasizing and having the cancer cells grow back,If we can target better using this technique, we potentially have a better cancer treatment.”

Now that they’ve figured out how to synthesize venom and put it in nanoparticles, the next step is to test it out on humans, in the next three to five years.
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08/25/2014 09:52.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
#8199
V4U
Hugs
Chyna

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08/25/2014 09:23.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
Thanks for the hatchday wishes! Please come in and join me for a hatch day party and some cake and ice cream. There is lots of food so load up your plate. Its no fun with out friends like you to join me in celebration. Its hard to believe I am 8 years old already and sure am glad I have friends (and family) like you to share it with. Mom says the time went so fast and she loves me 8 times more then when we first met but that is hard to believe cause mom loves me a whole lot. “If your alone, I’ll be your shadow. If you want to cry, I’ll be your shoulder. If you want a hug I’ll be your pillow. If you need to be happy, I’ll be your smile. But anytime you need a friend, I’ll just be me. Your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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08/25/2014 05:29.07 PM Report This Comment  
  In the kitchen
the foodateers wash their peaches and get ready to make some cobbler . . .

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08/25/2014 04:08.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
The free range farming label is one of the biggest marketing scams of our time. consumers who are opposed to the idea of factory farming switch to buying free range eggs, as they are under the impression that these birds live happy healthy lives with the freedom to roam in lush green fields, flapping about in the sunshine and pecking in the dirt. this vision of a free range hen is just an illusion. statistics show that the vast majority of free range hens live in overcrowded cramped conditions and never get the opportunity to feel the sun on their backs, or grass under their feet.The legal requirements for free range hens in the United States only stipulates that hens are given access to the outside, with tiny doors that do not even legally have to be open.
In practice this means that the majority of free range hens never actually go outside and instead live their entire lives in huge, cramped, squalid conditions which lead to feather loss, illness, disease, injury and depression.

Free Range and Factory Farming Practices are Almost IdenticalAs well as considering the lies told about the living conditions of free range hens, it’s important to look at the standard industry practices as well.All eggs come from hatcheries where male chicks are considered to be a byproduct of the process and are crushed alive at just one day old. Females have the tip of their beaks burnt off to prevent pecking injuries to each other and are then crammed into huge crates and sent off to their destination farms, with millions dying in transit due to starvation, dehydration and injury.
iDespite not being housed in individual cages like factory farmed hens, free range egg layers are kept in extremely cramped conditions with as many as 20,000 hens being raised in a single barn, each having a space the size of an iPad.

There is nothing humane about conditions these hens have to endure during their lives, and it is time we started lifting the lid on the myth of free range farming. It is factory farming with a pretty label on the packaging, certainly not a welfare standard consumers should be feeling happy about.
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08/24/2014 09:02.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
#8193
Are you ever on the BC?
V4U
Hugs
Chyna

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08/24/2014 08:37.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
Today moms other cousin stopped in and mom knew she was coming so had the main door open and the screen locked. I heard her coming and flew to the door and back to my condo and left out big stress call so mom knew a stranger was here. Finally mom got me back in my condo and then let cousin in but I kept screaming so mom had to cover me up for a bit. I got the hint and kept quiet then and mom uncovered me so I just watched and kept quiet.. “Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes playing a poor hand well.“ Left a vote for you my friend~~ Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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08/24/2014 10:19.56 AM Report This Comment  
  8189
Peach cobbler !

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08/24/2014 04:08.11 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
vote4u

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08/23/2014 09:43.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
#8186
I wasn't happy that mom replaced some of my toys and rearranged my condo. So today, I chewed up almost all the new parts ... hehehehe. Everytime she cleaned up my artwork, I did more. I also got to go out on the patio for a while and watched dad repair the side deck. I hear that Sunday will be sunny AND 80 degrees ... can you believe that! I think I need a pool and a beach chair just for me. I hope to work on my tan.
Hugs
Chyna

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08/23/2014 09:04.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
Today mom and I were sitting outside. I was getting my sun bath and mom was sitting on the swing looking at the paper and we heard all this honking noise. Mom looked up in the sky and I did too and there was a whole bunch of geese flying over. They landed in the pasture field across the street and stayed there for a good while before leaving again. When they left they were honking too LOL. “Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes playing a poor hand well.“ Left a vote for you my friend~~ Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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08/23/2014 05:26.33 PM Report This Comment  
  the foodateers
get back home and wash their peaches - now to decide . . . peach shortcake ? peach melba ? peaches and cream ?

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08/23/2014 04:52.02 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
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 10:38.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
Vote #8181 for you
Hugs
Chyna

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08/22/2014 09:57.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
This evening after dinner mom cleaned my condo as usual. Then she cleaned up the kitchen from dinner and put everything away and sat down a bit. I flew over into the kitchen and sat on the counter. Mom kept coming over or looking over to see what I was doing but I just sat there. Mom asked me if I was going to take over the kitchen duties LOL. She also said if I weren’t potty trained she would of chased me back to my condo by then. I enjoyed just sitting there for a long time. Dad was over in the kitchen and I got him to pick me up finally to take me back to my condo. “Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes playing a poor hand well.“ Left a vote for you my friend~~ Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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08/22/2014 05:57.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 22- Crossing the rushing Red River
Howdy pardners, Chuey here with a brief update on our progress on the Cattle Trail.
With Jenny-Lynn's safe return from checkin' out the rustlers I was able to have some peace of mind. We have other pressing matters at hand. We'd no doubt deal with them rustlers mighty soon. Sky, Jenny-Lynn, Jedi, Ms BB and Pearl at point we began to haze the herd towards the river. The roar of the water fillin' our ears long before we arrived outside Doan. Sugar, Boo Boo, Snowflake, Chipper, and Cori helped to round up the cows with young calves at their feet. Ropin' the calves and tying 'em over their saddles for safety. The others took to yowlin' and Yippin' to stir the herd to movin'. Cattle by nature are leery of fast moving water, and this River was no different. They hesitated as they were pushed by those behind them down the red rocky banks into the cold water.
Jenny usin' her horse, Get Away, bumped the lead steer to get him committed to the swim, the others bulked as they entered the river, bawling and tryin' their darnedest to turn back. With a swat on the butt the lead cow plundered into the water, eyes wide with fear, but she continued to move, swimming as she reached the middle of the nearly mile wide crossing.
"Move' em long, gitt-along, cow-bosssssss, Git-ip, move 'em up." Sky yellsa t the frightened cattle, forcing them to swim to reach the other side safely. " JL, Rope that red before she falls" Jenny-Lynn ropes her in one try, pulling the tired heifer to safety closer to the bank.
"Calf down" Snowflake yells to Jedi who plunges his horse along side the calf being tugged away with the current. " Got 'er" he yells out, pulling the calf beside his horse and out of the river's rushing waters.
"Bring 'um up" Sky yells as the herd continues to file into the river on the Doan banks. " BB, black steer" he yells over the river's roar. BB swings Sun Dancer to the right and ropes a steer who has fallen before he got trampled by those behind him. The horses whinny loudly out of fear and tension as their riders push the herd forward. "Susan, white heifer to your left" A yearling heifer flails terrified in the strong current, pulled down stream. Susan races Thorin down the banks to cut off the drownin' heifer, roping her over the horns she backs her horse up pulling the bawling heifer to the opposite bank.
" YAAAAW!!! Get-a-long" Spot yells to the now hesitant cattle. He uses his horse to push them to the bank and Silver drives them on into the water.
Dixie, Cookie, Hulk and Cydney swim their mounts across the river just south of the herd, to help pull out stranded cattle to safety.
Suddenly a bawl cuts the air as a red checked bull enters the river, tryin' to turn back he bumps those behind him causing them to split and run away from the river. Celine and Polly race after him, with Zippy Rio and Pookie cutting in front of the herd following at his heels. We had a stampede headin' our way if they can't turn'em back to the water.
Chuey 245908

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

08/22/2014 11:13.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Peaches in NY
are ripe and ready for picking - the foodateers hop into the car so Cookie's mom can drive them to the orchard !

Come visit me, Cookie and Petunia - ready to win !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

08/22/2014 06:55.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
#8177
V4U
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Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

08/21/2014 09:11.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Chico!
Well, we had some decent rain here today. Mom wasn't able to get out to walk much, either. She did have a couple meetings in different buildings but she did not make it to the lake. Maybe tomorrow. Supposed to be hot and humid--and I am sending some of it to Miss Chyna, cuz she really would like some nice hot weather. We are supposed to be pretty toasty thru the weekend. I am not complaining!

This morning when got me up, we went to the window like we always do, to look out at the cars and trucks on the expressway. Well, they are doing all kinds of work on the electrical towers. There was this cherry picker out there, and it was raised up sky high! Scared the heck out of me. Mom said that they must have to do that to get any moisture off the whole thing. I sure was having none of it!! Had to go on my playgym, cuz Mom knew I hated seeing that thing!

Your buddy,
Kaji

Come visit me, Kaji ~ Vote CHUEY #245908 BOTM in AUGUST!.

08/21/2014 08:32.01 PM Report This Comment  
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