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Hi! My name is Chico says I love you Sassy I miss you!!

I am a Moluccan Cockatoo from Dorchester, NE.

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  Hi Chico
#8629
I'm still having problems (day 3) trying to get pics up. All I get is a "X". I hope they get this fixed soon.
Another dark and cold day .... but, no snow! That is a plus. Saturday is the big Milonga game ... good luck to all.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

11/28/2014 08:09.46 PM Report This Comment  
  `Ü´ Greetings & A Happy Day After
Thanksgiving to you Mr Chico! I do hope your Thanksgiving was one of contemplation and appreciation for all the blessings you share with your flockily, as well as loving time together to celebrate all of those blessings.

As I mentioned several days ago, my momma and daddy were blessed with not only the very first Holiday Celebration (or celebration of any event or holiday) with EVERYone in daddy’s family being present, but also a several day long visit with my Grandma beforehand, and a couple of days to come still with my Uncle.

As a result, I have not been able to visit as regularly as I otherwise would have. But parrotsonally, I did use the contemplations of the Holiday to count the many featheriendship blessings that I’ve had in the process of this Quest for the Bird of the Month Crown that I’ve been on this month, AND the love and support you’ve all shown me in that effort. And I eggstend my most heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you.

For today I thought I would lighten the spirit of the Campaign and share a funny story. We will, however, finish up with our FootBall information before the month is out.

This is a story that I “made up” about my frother Jake. The originally disguised parrot’s identity was changed to reveal Jake’s NON-innocence. **GiGGle**


BAD Jake <Ö)

Jake joined The K Kritter Korral as the first Blue-and-Gold Macaw after fister Rosalie made her Journey to The Rainbow Bridge. He had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary.

Every word out of his beak was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity. Momma tried and tried to change his attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else she could think of to clean up his vocabulary.

Finally, Momma was fed up and she yelled at Jake <Ö). Jake <Ö), of course, yelled back. Momma shook him and he got angrier and even more rude. In desperation, Momma threw up her hands, grabbed Jake <Ö) and put him in the freezer.

For a few minutes Jake <Ö) squawked and kicked and screamed. (And Jake <Ö) screams LIKE A GIRL! **TeeHee**.) Then suddenly there was total quiet. Not a sound was heard for over a minute.

Fearing that she had hurt him, Momma quickly opened the door to the freezer. Jake <Ö) calmly stepped out onto Momma’s outstretched hand and said "I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I am sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions and I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my rude and unforgivable behavior."

Momma was absolutely stunned at the change in Jake’s <Ö) attitude.

As she was about to ask Jake <Ö) what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, he spoke up, very softly, and asked … "May I ask what the turkey did?"


`Ü´ Big Beaky **GRiN** `Ü´

A bientot, mon ami
[See you soon, My Featheriend]
`Ü´ Ruby Francesca Begonia ♥

Come visit me, `Ü´ Ruby Tells the Tale of 'BAD Parrot Jake <Ö)!'.

11/28/2014 07:06.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
I hope you had a really nice Thanksgiving yesterday. Mom says she doesn’t like shopping so sure wasn’t about to go out in it today either. Mom and I did some scrap booking. Well mom did it and I watched but she was home all day so that was good. It was very cold out today and think that kept her home too but know there was lots of traffic too and mom doesn’t like to be out in that. “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole stair case.“ Dropping a vote in your basket. Hugs~~ Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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11/28/2014 06:38.19 PM Report This Comment  
  The foodateers
pat their tummies after finishing off the last slice of pumpkin pie for breakfast

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11/28/2014 04:27.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! I hope you had a good one with lots of food and family around. Mom was making some things here this morning and washing clothes. This afternoon mom and dad went to visit the one skin sis since they were invited there for dinner. It was my nap time while they were gone and nice and quiet so I had a good one too. This evening dad was getting left overs in the kitchen and I yelled and then flew over to see what he had. He gave me some turkey so I guess he is a good dad too. “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole stair case.“ Dropping a vote in your basket. Hugs~~ Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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

11/27/2014 05:37.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
#8624
Wishing you and your family and flock a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Hope your day is filled with happiness and good food, enjoy.
I can't wait to attack my plate .... hehehe.
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Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

11/27/2014 11:11.19 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Thanksgiving
If turkeys thought, they'd run away
a week before Thanksgiving Day
But turkeys can't anticipate
and so there's turkey on my plate !

Gobble, gobble, gobble :) I am truly thankful for our BC family :)

GO PILGRIMS ! love Cookie

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11/27/2014 02:03.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
#8622
Looks like Thursday will be snow with a high of 25 and a low of 14. That's ok cause I get to enjoy a special dinner with my parronts!
Wishing all of you a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

11/26/2014 09:12.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
Skin sis and family were going down their road and all of a sudden a deer ran across in front of their car and SIL slammed on the brakes but the deer hit the car. The one headlight is broken and the deer landed on the hood and then ran up into the woods. Son in law feeds the deer all winter so he really felt bad and the grand didn’t say anything for a long time and then just hoped he was ok and didn’t die. Good they all had seat belts on and nobody got hurt. Now starts the process of getting the car repaired and all that hassle. “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole stair case.“ Dropping a vote in your basket. Hugs~~ Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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

11/26/2014 04:30.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico,

How are you? It's Oz. Are you and your Mom ready for Thanksgiving? Mom is looking forward to spending time with Family and having a delicious Turkey Dinner LOL. Guess what? I love mashed potatoes and pizza. Mom feeds me mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes on a baby spoon. Guess I'm just a little spoiled LOL. My Avian Accent Cage is in the corner of the Living Room so I can see my Mom eating thru the Dining Room right into the Kitchen. So every time she eats, I run back and forth on my perch and ring my bell until she sees me and gives me what she's eating LOL. I like some veggies like corn, peas, string beans and carrots. I don't really care for fruit but I love pasta's and pizza & also Special K Cereal LOL. Okay, here's a vote for you, cutie. Hope You, your Mom and her Family have a Happy Thanksgiving. Bye for now.

Winghugs,
Oz (Your Pink Friend)

Come visit me, PARKER, SILVER, APACHE MARRIED HIS LOVE SNOWFLAKE ON 09/20/14, OZ (MY MOMMY'S DREAM BIRD) & CHEYENNE MARRIED HER JEDI ON 09/20/14.

11/26/2014 11:16.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Chico~
I hope you are having a great day! We got to talk to dad this morning. He is in Iowa now and it's snowing there! He is at a truck stop and is going to stay there for the day. Truck drivers are only allowed to drive a certain amount of hours a day and if dad is on a road where there is an accident and he gets stuck, he will run out of hours. If he takes a break right now he gains more hours and won't have to worry about running out. He's on his way to Oklahoma. He actually told mom that the snow looked pretty! Dad usually hates snow!
We are getting things ready for mom to start her workweek tonight and for Ian who starts his tomorrow. Hopefully Black Friday won't be too crazy. Mom just hopes everyone has a good time.
I hope your Thanksgiving is just perfect! I am thankful for your friendship and know how very blessed I am to have found such excellent friends here on the BC!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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11/26/2014 10:50.58 AM Report This Comment  
  The foodateers celebrate their favorite holiday
food is a great way to celebrate friends, family and love ! They head to the pantry to see what they can find to help in the preparations :) YUM !

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11/26/2014 01:58.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
#8617
Oh yes, we love hot chocolate here. Let's have a party! Well, we did loose 1/3 of our snow but got some more back. Looks like a break on Wednesday and then back to snow. We are in the lake-effect snow spot just like Buffalo NY. Lucky us :(
This morning I woke to see the winter wonderland. Everything was white with lots of snow for dad to plow again ... hehehe. We got another 9 inches over night. Along with the cold, we will have daily snow starting on Thanksgiving morning. I have 2 new snow pics up for those who like it. I think I'll just go back to my perch for the day under the extra blankets.
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Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

11/25/2014 08:54.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico,

Thanks for stopping by. It's your Friend, Oz. Hope you and your Mom and Family have a nice Thanksgiving. My Mommy will not be home. She is going to one of her Brother's for dinner. Her Sister In Law is an excellent cook but Mom wishes she wasn't LOL cause she eats "Too" much. Mom had her procedure yesterday (shots in her spine) and her Spinal Stenosis feels a little bit better each and everyday! Here's a vote for you, cutie. Bye for now.

Winghugs,
Oz (Your Pink Friend)

Come visit me, PARKER, SILVER, APACHE MARRIED HIS LOVE SNOWFLAKE ON 09/20/14, OZ (MY MOMMY'S DREAM BIRD) & CHEYENNE MARRIED HER JEDI ON 09/20/14.

11/25/2014 07:58.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
Today mom was home all day with me since the parronts went to the grocery store last night. Mom bought all she needed (and more) for Thanksgiving. Today she was chopping and dicing and every once in a while I would fly over to watch. Just when she would be really busy I would leave and throw the nuts out of the bowl on the coffee table though. That kept her busy too and after awhile she quit picking them up. She said she was glad there wasn’t many in the bowl and the bowl was small. Doesn’t matter cause I sure cant get those walnuts open no matter how hard I try! “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole stair case.“ Dropping a vote in your basket. Hugs~~ Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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

11/25/2014 05:02.26 PM Report This Comment  
  The foodateers
check the calendar - only 2 more days till the best eatin' day of the year !

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11/25/2014 02:29.01 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
We couldn’t get on BC last night either. Hoping it stays on so we can get our blogs done now tonight. Sometimes at night after I am in bed and covered for the night I hear dad cracking nuts that sit on the coffee table. Sometimes in the day dad will crack one and give me some of it so he does share. I get on the coffee table and knock the bowl off the table and then check all the nuts out to see if I can get them open but never can do that with the walnuts. They are tough nuts! Mom buys almonds in the shell and some of them I can get open though but takes me a long time. “Sometimes I think “what is a friend?” and then I say a friend is some birdy to share the last treat with as I would share with you ” Leaving a vote for you. Your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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

11/24/2014 05:36.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
#8611
Sorry every birdie ... couldn't get on the BC yesterday. We had 42 degrees with rain again today. It was nice to watch snow melt. We lost almost 1/3 of our snow. But, on Tuesday we will be back to 32 degrees with snow. I guess I have to put that extra blanket back on the perch tonight. How about sharing some hot chocolate with me?
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

11/24/2014 03:56.54 PM Report This Comment  
  `Ü´ Greetings & A Lovely Monday to You
Mr Chico!

I do hope that your Saturday and Sunday were full of fun and productivity. I know in my case I had to relinquish Momma’s eggsclusive attention and assistance on my Campaign to be your December Bird of the Month to more pressing parrontal matters around our K Kritter Korral. (The portion of Sunday during which Momma was available to bring me to your page for a visit, the BirdChannel was not cooperating. You might say that their GPS was out of order! **TeeHee**)

You see, Momma and Daddy were informed that they could eggspect a visit from my Grandma from Idaho from later today, to last thru Thursday morning when they all gather at Daddy’s youngest brother’s home about an hour away from us for the first Family Celebration with everyone present since Momma and Daddy have known each other. Grandma was eager to be able to spend time here with Momma and Daddy, and all of us fids of course, before joining the rest of the family for a concurrent Celebration of Thanksgiving and her BirthDay on Thursday! Then she will remain with my Uncle and his family until she returns to her home in Idaho later in the week, while my other Uncle comes to pay us a visit over the long weekend.

So, all of this is to say that my visits may be a bit sporadic from now thru the end of the month, due to Grandma’s visit, the Holiday weekend with my Uncle visiting, and the upcoming Milonga Thanksgiving Bowl Game. I do apologize in advance for any visits I shall have to forego. But rest assured that I shall continue to do my utmost to bring you the maximum amount of FootBall information in the time we have left together.

And on that note, let us get straight to the information I’ve promised you next about the Offensive Squad on a FootBall team …


Let’s begin our eggsamination of the individual Positions on the Offensive Squad.

QuarterBack – The Player who usually receives the ball from the Center at the start of each play. He informs his TeamMates in the huddle of the play that will be run and then, after the Center snaps* the ball to him, either hands the ball to a Running Back or throws to a Receiver.

Center – The Player who hikes (or snaps) the ball to the QuarterBack at the start of each play. The term comes from the fact that this Player is flanked on either side by a Guard and a Tackle; he’s the “MiddleMan” (or Center) in a contingent of five Offensive LineMen or Blockers. He handles the ball on every play and also snaps the ball to the Punter and Holder.

Guard – There are two Guards on every play, and they line up on either side of the Offensive Center. The Guards protect the QuarterBack from an Inside Rusher; they block Defenders immediately across from them and also swing out, or pull**, and run toward either end [of the line] to block any Defender when the ball carrier runs wide°.

Come visit me, `Ü´ Ruby Tells the Tale of 'BAD Parrot Jake <Ö)!'.

11/24/2014 02:03.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Tackle – Both Offensive and Defensive, on Offense they are Outside Blockers on the line of scrimmage°°.

Tight End – Serves as a BIG Receiver [Oh MY!] and also a Blocker. Unlike a Wide Receiver, this Player generally lines up beside the Offensive Tackle either to the right or to the left of the QuarterBack. (Also “Strong Side+”)

Wide Receiver – The Player who uses his speed and quickness to elude Defenders and catch the FootBall, but who isn’t primarily a Blocker. Wide Receivers are also known as “pass catchers” [but I-I-I would parrotsonally NOT disparage one so!]. Also called a WideOut.

Running Back – A Player who runs with the FootBall. Running Backs are also referred to as TailBacks and HalfBacks, depending on their exact responsibilities and alignment.

FullBack – A Player who lines up in the Offensive backfield++ and generally is responsible for blocking for the Running Back and pass-blocking to protect the QuarterBack. FullBacks also serve as short-yardage runners.


I would also like to call your attention to a display of several of the basic Offensive Formations which appear in the Gallery at the bottom of my page. (They also appear in my Profile Picture at the top of my page; but they are much clearer and contain eggsplanatory text in the photos in the Gallery.) I hope these are of use to you in recognizing some of what happens on the actual field of play the next time you watch a FootBall Game.

I am also including several definitions of terms used in the above Position Descriptions at the end of this note.

Have a Greyt Day! Perhaps enjoy watching The Jets play The Bills at 7:00 pm on CBS, or The Ravens play at The Saints at 8:30 pm on ESPN. Both times are EST. Remember, it is virtually illegal to watch a FootBall Game quietly. So do what we Avians are most well-known for doing … **S*Q*U*A*W*K** . **I*T** . **U*P** ! ! !

À la prochen frois, mon ami,
[Until next time, My Featheriend]
`Ü´ Ruby Francesca Beongia ♥


*snap—the action in which the ball in handed or hiked by the Center to the QuarterBack, to the Holder on a kick attempt, or to the Punter.
**pull—when a player leaves one area of the field, generally moving back and then over, to block in an area other than his normal position.
°run wide
°°line of scrimmage—the imaginary boundary between the two teams prior to the snap of the ball. The Offense’s and Defense’s scrimmage lines are defined by the tip of the ball closest to them and stretch from sideline to sideline. The Defensive Team usually lines up less than a yard away from where the ball is placed.
+strong side—the side of the Offensive formation where the Tight End aligns. With a right-handed QuarterBack, the strong side is usually to his right side.
++backfield—the group of Offensive Players (the Running Backs and QuarterBack) who line up behind the line of scrimmage (vs the Offensive LineMen and/or Receivers who line up at the line of scrimmage).

Come visit me, `Ü´ Ruby Tells the Tale of 'BAD Parrot Jake <Ö)!'.

11/24/2014 02:03.04 PM Report This Comment  
  pumpkin pie baking in the oven
draw the foodateers to the kitchen to press their beaks against the oven glass . . .

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11/24/2014 10:01.08 AM Report This Comment  
  The foodateers
find some gingersnap cookie left from the pumpkin pie . . . and grab them away for a later snack !

Come visit me, Cookie - GO PILGRIMS !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

11/23/2014 03:12.49 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
#8607
We enjoyed 38 degrees and lots of melting snow today. It was nice to have rain and fog for a change. Maybe it will get as high as 41 with rain on Sunday! I think I can take one blanket off the perch tonight!
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

11/22/2014 08:51.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico little buddy
Today mom went to a craft show for a little bit. It was freezing rain when mom crept out of the there and was happy to get home again. She said she should of just stayed home and finish her projects here since she has this one card about done she was working on and a book almost finished and some crocheting project about finished so should just finish them up. This week will be busy coming up so if by chance we arent on some evening next week we are just busy and will return soon. Thinking its like that for everyone but then it slows down again too which is good. “Sometimes I think “what is a friend?” and then I say a friend is some birdy to share the last treat with as I would share with you ” Leaving a vote for you. Your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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

11/22/2014 06:43.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
#8605
The snow stopped falling around noon! But now, we have freezing rain all night thru late morning. Summer, where are you????? Chyna gets some more hot chocolate and puts on her footie pj's.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

11/21/2014 09:15.19 PM Report This Comment  
  `Ü´ Greetings & OH! MY!! GOODness!!!
Mr Chico!

Does anybirdy ELSE realize how much there is to KNOW about FootBall??? Why … I had no idea how much I DIDN’T KNOW until Momma consented to help me learn for the sake of my Quest for the Bird of the Month Crown, and sharing her passion for The Game so that I might understand all of the HoopLa that I hear coming from the area of the television every time she watches a Game!!

HEAVENS to BETSY … and BACK!!!

Well! As promised, we shall begin our investigation into the individual responsibilities of the Players in each Position today. But I fear it will never fit into one day’s note. So we shall simply spread it out over several days so that you, My Featheriend, can take it all in and not fall asleep before you learn what you need to know!

You may recall from our earlier information that the NFL limits active, uniformed Players to 45 per Team on Game Day.

Each FootBall Team has 11 Players per side: 11 on Offense and 11 on Defense. Teams are allowed to play with fewer than 11 Players (and for the LIFE of me I can’t IMAGINE WHY they would WANT to???), but they are penalized for having more than 11 Players on the Field during play. Rarely, a few eggsceptionally talented Players may play both Offense and Defense in the NFL. (And I do believe that we have a few of those eggsceptionally talented Birdie FootBall Players on the Indians and Pilgrims Team Rosters!)

A typical NFL Game Day roster includes three QuarterBacks, a Punter, a PlaceKicker, a Kick Return Specialist, eight Offensive LineMen, four Running Backs, five Receivers, two Tight Ends, seven Defensive LineMen, seven LineBackers, and six Defensive Backs. (The NONSTARTING Players – that is, those who are not among the 22 or so Players who are listed in the Starting LineUp – are considered Reserves, and many of them are Specialists.)

In the NFL, an additional Player can be in uniform, but he must be a QuarterBack and enter the Game only after the other QuarterBacks have been removed from the Game because of injury. When this eggstra QuarterBack, or 46th Player, enters the Game, the other QuarterBacks are deemed ineligible and cannot return to that Game even if they are healthy.

With our very own 3rd Annual Milonga Thanksgiving Bowl Game approaching in a little over a week, and Players needing and wanting to know how to practice to yield the most effective results, when we next meet I shall delve into the individual Positions on the Offensive Squad.

Before I depart this evening, though, I do wish to thank you, once again, for your wonderful continuing support of my efforts to be your Christmas Queen on BirdChannel. I am truly beginning to feel the eggscitement of the prospect of having my dream realized. You and your featheriendship are appreciated more than you know.

A bientot, mon ami,
[See you soon, My Featheriend]
`Ü´ Ruby Francesca Begonia ♥

Come visit me, `Ü´ Ruby Tells the Tale of 'BAD Parrot Jake <Ö)!'.

11/21/2014 07:48.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
When mom opens up the refrigerator door and I am on her shoulder I look in the refrigerator real good. There is a relative of mine I think in the refrigerator and I always look to see if I know him. He is a big boy and wrapped in paper . I think he must be cold in there but mom says he is defrosting for Thanksgiving. Maybe once he defrosts he will come out and play with me. “Sometimes I think “what is a friend?” and then I say a friend is some birdy to share the last treat with as I would share with you ” Leaving a vote for you. Your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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

11/21/2014 06:29.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Look ! yells Cookie
I found an unopened bag of almonds !

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11/21/2014 03:51.36 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
#8601
The weather people say we have a total of 35 inches of snow. Today I was getting scritches from mom ... when the sun came out. Then it was gone (in two minutes) and back to darkness, snow and howling winds. This was NOT right! One more day of this snow stuff for now :(
Have a good night, I'm going back to my down comforter!
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

11/20/2014 09:23.59 PM Report This Comment  
  `Ü´ Greetings & Good Evening
Mr Chico!

I am flitting by this evening for a very short visit to share with you a little bit of the great fun I had this Tuesday past presenting a program with Momma for The Sylvan Seniors at Mt Sylvan United Methodist Church in Durham, where Momma and Daddy attend. (They do not attend the s-e-n-i-o-r-s functions. **TeeHee** They attend CHURCH there.)

Momma and I were given half an hour to address the group, to share what Life with a Parrot is like, for most of them had never had an eggsperience with a companion parrot; particularly not one of my size! When we have a program like that, Momma usually starts out by eggsplaining how she and Daddy came to start a flock like the K Kritter Korral, and how it grew; and then, through sheer human curiosity, we have a wonderful conversation about what all is entailed in living with a parrot (or parrotS). Of course, I-I-I contribute greatly to program content; this time including a stroll back and forth in front of the front row at one point, for emphasis of the subject matter at hand. (At just the right point in time I climbed down off my play stand and let Momma know I had something to add. **GRiN**)

When our time for the presentation was over, the group had some lunch together. I was given my fill of some lovely white grapes by a number of brave ladies and gentlemen, and then several of them wanted to have their picture taken with me. In my Gallery at the bottom of my page you can see just a couple of the lovely folks I visited with parrotsonally.

I shall return with those promised eggsplanations of the positions of the players on a FootBall team when next I visit.

Toutes alors, mon ami,
[Until then, My Featheriend]
`Ü´ Ruby Francesca Begonia ♥

Come visit me, `Ü´ Ruby Tells the Tale of 'BAD Parrot Jake <Ö)!'.

11/20/2014 08:57.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
Mom said I was a bit of a thief today. First dad had some lunch with shrimp and noodles that was left over from supper yesterday. Of course I didn’t get any of those when the parronts had them for supper so I swooped on to dad when he was having the left overs and helped my self to a very tasty noodle. Then this evening mom had some crackers she was munching on and I put my head in the box and got my own…just a piece cause mom caught me right away. It was a veggie cracker so thought that was good for me but mom says not. I get plenty of food here but its all the healthy stuff and you know sometimes a fid needs some junk food. “Sometimes I think “what is a friend?” and then I say a friend is some birdy to share the last treat with as I would share with you ” Leaving a vote for you. Your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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

11/20/2014 05:10.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico,

How are you, Buddy? It's your Pink Friend, Oz. I'll bet you are spoiled by your Mom and/or Dad especially since you are the only Bird. My Mommy spoils me as much as she can but she has to share the love with "5" of us and "2" Siamese Cats LOL. Don't worry when one of us is out, the Cats are in a closed bedroom. But you know what? I'm very happy here. Mommy is my 3rd owner and she says that I'm now in my Forever Home. I also live in an Avian Accent Cage, it's really like a pc. of furniture with lighting and a filtration system. Mommy said it cost a fortune but that I'm worth it! So I have to say "Life is Good" LOL. Guess what? Mommy found me in a local paper "Too" and I was always her Dream Bird but she never thought she would ever have one! Hope you and your Family are having a good day. Here's a vote for you, handsome. Bye for now.

Winghugs,
Oz (The Pink Too)

Come visit me, PARKER, SILVER, APACHE MARRIED HIS LOVE SNOWFLAKE ON 09/20/14, OZ (MY MOMMY'S DREAM BIRD) & CHEYENNE MARRIED HER JEDI ON 09/20/14.

11/20/2014 08:37.14 AM Report This Comment  
  uh oh
the leftovers treats are gone . . . the foodateers look at each other in dismay before racing for the kitchen !

Come visit me, Cookie - GO PILGRIMS !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

11/20/2014 02:10.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
#8596
Today was a light snow day for us, dad only plowed once. Thursday, we will get another foot of snow with ice, then maybe a break for a while. They say the rain will be here on the weekend.
Hope every bird is staying warm. Chyna lifts her hot chocolate mug ... CHEERS.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

11/19/2014 08:08.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
Yesterday I had a few naps during the day. Mom had pulled my condo out and was sweeping and cleaning behind it. At night time I was not ready for bed at all and mom left me go and a few times I went in my condo but came back out. Finally mom checked my heater and here she had unplugged it when she was cleaning behind it and didn’t plug it back in. Once she did that I did go up on my perch and to bed. It was cold last night again so that heater sure felt good too. “Sometimes I think “what is a friend?” and then I say a friend is some birdy to share the last treat with as I would share with you ” Leaving a vote for you. Your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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

11/19/2014 04:52.45 PM Report This Comment  
  `Ü´ ** TODAY is THE DAY ! ! ! **
Mr Chico! Today we introduce the Teams who will be playing each other in the 2014-3rd Annual Milonga Thanksgiving Bowl Game!!! The Indians, led by Senegal Parrot Kiddo of Simi Valley, California, will face off against The Pilgrims, led by Citron-Crested Cockatoo, Taz of the Proctor Flock in a contest that has come to be one of THE most attended sporting events on BirdChannel. The Game will be played on BirdChannel Profile Page #165848. Kick-off is set for 8:00 pm, Eastern on Saturday, November 29th.

Before we meet the Teams, however, I would like to ask a parrotsonal favor of you. The very first new Birdy Featheriend I made upon moving to North Carolina is a v-e-r-y handsome young Blue-Throated Macaw Fellow, Mr Rylan. If it would not be too much of a bother, would you please stop by his page and bid him a warm BirdChannel Flockily **Welcome**? I would be forever in your debt. His Page number is 273853.


Without further ado, here is each Team’s Roster …

The Indians:

KIDDO – Captain/Wide Receiver (Page #7592)
DIXIE – Tight End (Page #61444)
KALLIE – Cornerback (Page #195234)
PEEPERS – Guard/Tackle (Page #161001)
LITTLE ANGEL – Wide Receiver (Page #224909)
JENNY LYNN – Quarterback (Page #50146)
LALO – Running Back (Page #195198)
ZIGGY – Guard/Tackle, both Defensive and Offensive (Page #255570)
KAJI – Defensive End (Page #43005)
SWEETPEPPER – Running Back (Page 9015)
KACEY – Cornerback (Page #9043)
MIKEY – Cornerback (Page #61671)
ZIPPY – Halfback/Kicker (Page #187855)
SCOOBER – Center (Page #204968)
CHICA – Fullback (Page #204081)
HULK – Guard/Tackle, both Defensive and Offensive (Page #149144)
SAM-I-AM – Linebacker, both Defensive and Offensive (Page #185466)
PEARL – Free Safety (Page #187354)
SILVER – Strong Safety (Page #187354)

The Pilgrims:
TAZ – Captain/Wide Receiver (Page #204517)
RAFFI – Fullback (Page #200563)
WILLIE – Running Back (Page #176463)
PEPPINO – Tight End (Page #262561)
SKY – Quarterback (Page #224183)
COOKIE – Defensive end (Page #195216)
CHIPPER – Halfback (Page #257319)
SIMON – Wide Receiver (Page #203934)
NAPOLEON – Center (Page #204652)
CORI – Fullback (Page #162513)
PADDY – Guard/Tackle (Page #256665)
PICABO – Linebacker, both Defensive and Offensive (Page #15043)
SCION – Strong Safety (Page #28420)
PANTHER – Cornerback (Page #245623)
TWEETY – Guard/Tackle, both Defensive and Offensive (Page #245629)
JEDI – Cornerback (Page #254730)
SQUEAKy – Safety (Page #28415)
POOKIE – Free Safety (Page #160973)
ROSIE – Running Back (Page #204066)

And there you have the names, teams, positions, and page numbers of all the birdies who will be PLAYING in the Bowl Game at the Thanksgiving Milonga this year. I encourage you to visit your teammates, AND your opponents if you so choose, to get to know each other better and to strategize as much as possible between now and The Big Game!

Come visit me, `Ü´ Ruby Tells the Tale of 'BAD Parrot Jake <Ö)!'.

11/19/2014 02:44.08 PM Report This Comment  
  But we mustn’t forget the lovely CheerLeading Squads who will also be putting their all into the evening’s Sporting Event. They are …

Indians:
CHYNA – Squad Leader (Page #221660)
POLLY (Page #172126)
BOO BOO (Page #162724)
PIDDY GIRL (Page #256665)
SUZI Q (Page #204930)

Pilgrims:
FALCO – Squad Leader (Page #146315)
JEWELS (Page #204969)
CHLOE (Page #204716)
SNOWFLAKe (Page #245631)
LAKA (Page #259145)

It would be so thoughtful of you to visit these Lovely LadyBirds as well, to offer your appreciation for their efforts to make this Event even more special.


Next time we shall take the opportunity to review what each position’s responsibility is and perhaps add a few more definitions to our FootBall Speak.

Toutes alors, mon ami,
[Until then, My Featheriend]
`Ü´ Ruby Francesca Begonia ♥

Come visit me, `Ü´ Ruby Tells the Tale of 'BAD Parrot Jake <Ö)!'.

11/19/2014 02:44.01 PM Report This Comment  
  the foodateers
pat their full bellies and tuck their heads for a nap

Come visit me, Cookie - GO PILGRIMS !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

11/19/2014 02:35.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
#8592
We made it thru the worst and didn't lose power. Looks like two more days of heavy snow. It was so windy last night that it howled all night long. Today was full of whiteouts and strong winds again. The roads are very icy. I watched my dad plow snow most of the day. Then he was using the roof rake, I didn't like that part when the snow came down and made a big thud! Boy, is it ever COLD up here! I have my footie pj's on and a big fluffy robe. Mom & I have been hitting the hot chocolate. Come over if you want to go sledding or use the snow shoes.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

11/18/2014 09:02.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chico
Mom always makes letters from Santa to the grands each year and has for 15 years. This year will be the first year she wont since the youngest is almost 11 now. The grands always enjoyed them and mom would have a list for each grand as to their friends, teachers and personal things like that. Each letter was different and applied to just that grand too. Mom always enclosed some little gift in each letter too. It was always so much fun to visit later and they would be so excited to show mom their Santa letter and what ever little gift was sent too. Lots of good memories and they are all growing up so fast now. “Sometimes I think “what is a friend?” and then I say a friend is some birdy to share the last treat with as I would share with you ” Leaving a vote for you. Your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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

11/18/2014 05:29.32 PM Report This Comment  
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