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One of the Middle School teachers mentioned a parrot that needed a new home, we asked, and Polly came to live with us, her 4th owner.
Joined BC 3-14-10
4-22-13 DISCOVERED I'm female
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Hi! My name is Polly; V4 Peppino 262561 BOTM

I am a Quaker from Lansing, MI.

Polly B.

17 years old   F

Quaker

POPCORN, apple with a bit of peanut butter, sweet potato, or whatever the human has, and of course "cracker"

Top of the cage or on an "acceptable" human

Scary things anywhere near her

TREATS, head scritches

Pulling out any reachable feather, or hair if on a human member of the flock.

Get this collar off of me..

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  Hi Polly
God blessed him with a lovely life, we think. Down syndrome people can live longer than ever, and it's great because they are such sweet people, at least in mom's experience.
Thanks for your votes every day! I love hearing from you.
Today we are in Market Square, in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh. Every Christmas season it turns into a Holiday Marketplace, with booths set up for buying locally made crafts and artworks, food booths and tables for the people brave enough to sit outside and eat, a house for Santa to stay in and see the children, and even a stage where locals can perform music, theater, and dance. It's a fun place to visit during the holidays, and it sure brightens up the downtown area for everyone. It has become a destination for some, along with decorated store windows, and the replica of the Vatican nativity scene on Steel Plaza.
I hope you are having a great day and getting lots of love. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Season's Greetings, Everybirdie!, PEPPINO, please vote me BOTM for the new year, Divo & Falco, Merry Christmas!.

12/19/2014 12:14.32 PM Report This Comment  
  Polly wolly !
It's here ! TGIF has a whole new meaning today ! Mom has just hours to go till vacation ! Now, I've got plans for this vacation and they include lots of treats and head rubs, maybe a splash and of course lots of games and songs :) I hope you get lots of toys and treats from Santa Bird !

Mom did run out last night leaving me and dad for a few minutes - she was out of milk. She came back with not only milk though, she came back with a strawberry ! ! ! Told you I was being a good boy !

Have a wonderful and peaceful day ! Give aunt Karen our love ! love Cookie and mom

Come visit me, Cookie waiting for Santa Bird, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

12/19/2014 02:24.25 AM Report This Comment  
  I MISS YOU
Hope everything is alright !

Come visit me, Cookie waiting for Santa Bird, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

12/17/2014 04:27.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Polly~
I hope all is well with you and the family! Mom is off tonight and tomorrow night so we are about ready to head off to bed!
Sleep tight and sweet dreams sweetie!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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12/15/2014 10:34.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Polly~

Sugar

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12/13/2014 02:03.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Polly~~~

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12/08/2014 08:28.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Polly~
I hope all is well with you too!!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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12/06/2014 01:22.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Polly~

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12/04/2014 09:25.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly
please convey to your parents our deepest condolences on the loss of your dads brother.

love mom Carol and Cori & Boo Boo

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12/01/2014 06:05.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Our Condolences
Oh Polly, we are so sorry you lost your uncle! We hope it was not unexpected, so at least your folks had some time to prepare for his loss. We send you our deepest sympathy. Hugs, Falco, the boys, and mom Arlene

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Season's Greetings, Everybirdie!, PEPPINO, please vote me BOTM for the new year, Divo & Falco, Merry Christmas!.

12/01/2014 10:01.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Oh Polly wolly
Me and mom are very sorry about your uncle . . . keeping him in our prayers as we head into advent. How quickly it came upon us too ! Mom is heading into school early to get her wreath out - ours is already on the dining room table . . .

Hope you had a good thanksgiving and got to share in the yummies ! I snatched some mashed tators off of daddy's plate ! YUM !

Give aunt Karen some hugs for me ! And if it gets too lonely there, come on over ! I just got some new calculator paper ! love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie waiting for Santa Bird, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

12/01/2014 04:01.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey PoLLy
Can't wait to see what going on today. Yesterday was boring with all the pigskin stuff.

Come visit me, JeTTa - Merry Christmas.

12/01/2014 01:34.19 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly
I'm so sorry to hear about your uncle. Sending our condolences to your parronts.
I hope you can get over to the Milonga page and pick up your cheer photo. We won the game and everyone loved the cheer team. I'm so proud of all of you.
Can you believe it ... no snow today and it was 39 degrees. Looks like we'll have snow for Monday. Nothing much going on but, I have to go to the vet on Tuesday for grooming. I'm NOT happy about that!
And, I still can't see my pics just squares with a X.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna ~ It's winter! & Bailey ♥ RIP.

11/30/2014 10:25.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Polly
We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your dads skin bro. We will keep you all in our prayers.
Much love,
Raffi and momma Erin

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11/30/2014 08:42.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Miss Polly and Zippy,
We are so sorry to hear about your Dad's skin bro going to the human Rainbow Bridge called Heaven. Never easy when a loved one passes...so we are sending you our prayers, and good thoughts, and positive energy, to help you and your parronts thru this tough time.

Hugzzz from Kaji, Lizzie and Mom DJ

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11/30/2014 08:11.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly
Oatie tries to figure how to give a hug to her friend. They end up giving high 4s. Hehe Mom really would like to figure how to keep me from plucking but right now Sophie and Ipo are really giving me grief. She's got a couple of things she's going to try before putting a collar on me. I panic so much with a sweater or anything else on me. She says I'm stressed enough right now. *sigh*
We had to be moved away from our window so now we can't watch the outside cousins as well. They get our leftovers so we'll enjoy them all winter. hehe We've seen chickadees, house sparrows, finches, juncos and several others including a robin! The dove are mostly gone but mom's seen a couple. Well, better fly for now.

Come visit me, Shaggy--2010-2013, Ipo, Sidney ~~ALWAYS IN MY HEART~~6/1996-2/2013, Oatie Odette *Thank you for the honor 11/27/13, Sophie O'Too, Pimer--Thanks you all, Jules, Punkin *My Dearest Little One--5/23/03 to 9/16/13* & Makana *I am honored as BOTD 10-17-14* Thank You.

11/30/2014 09:39.07 AM Report This Comment  
  `Ü´ Are you ready for some FOOT~BALL???
A 3rd Annual Milonga Thanksgiving Bowl Game of … FOOT~BALL???

This evening … to be played on the Milonga Page (#165848)

8:00 pm Eastern
7:00 pm Central
6:00 pm Mountain
5:00 pm Pacific
4:00 pm Aleutian

Jake <Ö) may have been a “BAD Parrot”, but he says it well: “Be there or BE SQUARE!!!”


Well, the Defense still needs to know their jobs, so without any further delay, let’s get started with the Job Descriptions, Miss Polly!

Strong Safety – Generally lines up in the secondary*, but often aligns close to the line of scrimmage In most Defenses this Player lines up over the Tight End and is responsible for both playing the pass and supporting the run.

Free Safety – Lines up deepest in the secondary. He defends the deep middle of the field and seldom has man-to-man** responsibilities. A coach wants this Player free to read the QuarterBack and take the proper angle to break up or intercept any forward pass thrown over the middle or deep to the sidelines.

Defensive Back – A member of the Defensive secondary. Defensive Backs form the line of Defense whose job is to prevent Receivers from making catches and then gaining lots of yards after the catch.

CornerBack – Lines up on one of the wide sides of the field, usually opposite an offensive Receiver. Called a CornerBack because he is isolated on the “corner” edge of the Defensive alignment.

Defensive End – Lines up at the end of the Defensive line. The job of the Defensive End is to contain the Running Back on running plays to the outside, and rush the QuarterBack*** on passing plays.

Defensive Tackle – Lines up on the interior of the Defensive line. The duties of a Defensive Tackle include stopping the Running Back on running plays, getting pressure up the middle on passing plays, and occupying Blockers so the LineBackers can roam free.

LineBacker – Lines up behind the Defensive linemen and in front of the Defensive backfield. The LineBackers are a Team's second line of Defense. Each Team has two outside LineBackers.

Nose Tackle – a Defensive Tackle who lines up directly across from the Center. Also known as the Nose Guard, the primary responsibilities of the Nose Tackle are to stop the run and occupy the Offensive lineman to keep them from blocking the LineBackers.

Come visit me, `Ü´ Queen Ruby Francesca Begonia~Merci Mes Amies.

11/29/2014 02:56.44 PM Report This Comment  
  It seems to me that it is MUCH more complicated to try to understand Defense than it is Offense! (But then again, I am a simple GRITS GirlBird, and unaccustomed to such strategizing. We are more frequently seen serving snacks and refreshments during FootBall Games. **TeeHee**) The drawings I have to support today’s information on the Defense eggsplain more of where Defensive Players can line up. The eggsecution of Defensive plays is much more involved than I could ever hope to delve into in this format. I suppose that means that the Defensive Players on the Teams in the Milonga Thanksgiving Bowl have a lot of improvising to look forward to during the Game!

It is my sincere desire that the information on both the Offensive and Defensive Squads has served to make your spectator participation in the Game of FootBall more enjoyable, and that it has been a help in preparing the Players for the Milonga Thanksgiving Bowl. It has been an honor and a privilege to research and present what I could find to give you more pleasure in The Game.


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


*secondary—the Defensive players who line up behind the LineBackers and wide on the corners of the field opposite the receivers and defend the pass. These defensive players, who are called Defensive Backs, are separated into Safeties, CornerBacks, and, occasionally, Nickel Backs (an eggstra Defensive Back who is used in some Defensive Formations).

**man-to-man [coverage]—pass coverage in which every potential Offensive Receiver is assigned to a particular Defender Each Defensive Player must stick to his Receiver like glue and make sure he doesn’t catch a pass thrown in his direction.

***rush the QuarterBack—use whatever moves the Player has to get a sack, or disrupt the throw.

Come visit me, `Ü´ Queen Ruby Francesca Begonia~Merci Mes Amies.

11/29/2014 02:56.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly
If you didn't get your cheerleader pic ... please let Taz (#204517) and his mom Gail know. They should have the pics up on Taz's page on Saturday morning. See you at the game on Saturday night 8pm EST #165848

Hugs
Chyna
GO BRAVES!!!!

Come visit me, Chyna ~ It's winter! & Bailey ♥ RIP.

11/28/2014 10:49.15 PM Report This Comment  
  `Ü´ Greetings & A Happy Day After
Thanksgiving to you Miss Polly! 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 amie
[See you soon, My Featheriend]
`Ü´ Ruby Francesca Begonia ♥

Come visit me, `Ü´ Queen Ruby Francesca Begonia~Merci Mes Amies.

11/28/2014 05:24.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Polly~
I hope your day is going great too!!
Enjoy your Thanksgiving and remember how thankful I am to have you as my friend!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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11/26/2014 11:12.18 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Polly
Stop by and say hi. I kind of, sort of miss you.

Come visit me, JeTTa - Merry Christmas.

11/25/2014 11:02.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly
Welcome Braves cheerleaders!
We will be having a short practice on Tuesday night at 8pm ET on the Milonga page (165848). I hope you can make it. I will post some cheers and we will practice some moves and the pyramid.
The base will be ..... Suzi Q, Chyna, Susan ... second level ... Polly & BooBoo ... and on top, Piddy Girl. Hope to see you then. At least check up on the blogs before the game.
Thanks
Chyna, squad leader

Chyna #221660
Polly #172126
BooBoo #162724
Piddy Girl #256665
Suzi Q #204930
Susan #140207

Come visit me, Chyna ~ It's winter! & Bailey ♥ RIP.

11/24/2014 11:02.06 PM Report This Comment  
  `Ü´ Greetings & A Lovely Monday to You
Miss Polly!

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°.

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11/24/2014 11:03.17 AM 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 amie,
[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´ Queen Ruby Francesca Begonia~Merci Mes Amies.

11/24/2014 11:03.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Polly wolly !
It's Sunday and that means feetball ! Me and dad will hang out and watch some games after the folks get home from the g'parronts - mom still has some cleaning to do with that scary steam cleaner, and she wants to start baking for Thanksgiving ! Pumpkin pie :) yum, yum in my tum ! Come on over and maybe we'll get some tastes !

Last night was a soaking bath night :) Then I sang my Christmas song over and over - Little Drummer Boy must have been playing on some commercial cause I started rum-pum-pum-pumming ! ! !

I'm sorry your collar is back on :( Maybe Santabird will bring you some pretty ones so they won't bother you so much ? In fact if you come, we can start making our lists !

GO PILGRIMS ! I'll leave the door open ! love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie waiting for Santa Bird, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

11/23/2014 03:45.26 AM Report This Comment  
  Many still struggling south of Buffalo
Hi, Polly

Hello from Buffalo. We are well, but many South of where we live continue to dig out and continue to struggle from the massive storm.

The bad storm affected many to the South of us, while here in North Bflo we saw maybe 8" of snow.

Now the temps are rising and they're getting some melting - adding weight to the snow on their roofs. They are encountering flooding and collapsing structures. Please keep them all in prayer.

Daddy and I are well -helping friends and neighbors on light errands where we can.
~Wings Up~

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11/23/2014 03:19.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Polly~
I hope you are having a fun day too! I've had a snack and now I think I might just grab a nap!hehehehe That is what happens when it's so warm and cozy in here!
Mom still hasn't decided what to cook today! She's only working for 2 nights so she only needs to get 2 meals done. We are not even sure when Ian is working next week except for 5pm on Thanksgiving day. I guess the manager couldn't get the schedule done on time but that happens a lot there. Ian doesn't seem to mind but it would be helpful to know ahead of time!
I hope you are enjoying your day! Stomping out a vote and sending hugs your way!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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11/22/2014 10:17.29 AM Report This Comment  
  `Ü´ Greetings & OH! MY!! GOODness!!!
Miss Polly!

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 amie,
[See you soon, My Featheriend]
`Ü´ Ruby Francesca Begonia ♥

Come visit me, `Ü´ Queen Ruby Francesca Begonia~Merci Mes Amies.

11/21/2014 04:41.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly
Well, no sunbath today, since the projected high is 68 degrees. Mom got home from the gym a little after noon and insisted on taking a shower before coming in to see me. I guess I showed her, because when she came in my room at 12:30 I was soaking wet from the bath I had taken in my water bowl! So we were both squeaky clean.

We had jambalaya again for lunch. Not only did Mom make a big batch, but since she eats such little portions these days it is lasting longer. I love it, so it's fine by me. I was still wet, so Mom stayed in my room with the heater going and read till I was dry.

And now we are blogging, and I am roaming all over the desk. I suspect that is not going over so well with my mom, because she keeps grabbing me and putting me in her lap. She doesn't mind it when I climb to her shoulder till I start trying to put food in her mouth. I am giving her love offerings; why can't she get that?

Kiddo

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11/21/2014 02:27.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly
It's Popeye.
The ship is a Windjammer Class cadet training ship for the Mexican Navy. Mom and dad went to see it when it visited Los Angeles Harbor. it was a beautiful ship.
Mom and dad saw a good movie yesterday. it's called. "No Good Deed". It's not for everyone. There's a lot of violence and action in it. From there they went to dinner and to the Long Beach Aquarium for a member's night. While they were there Bob called and said that his computer was working great. Of course Mom and dad got home late and we were already asleep. They sure noisy when they get home.
Today mom and dad are working at the police station so they will be gone most of the day. Oh well, what else is new?
Today will be partly cloudy, with a high of 73 and a low of 53.
Hope your day was fun.
Hugs,
Popeye.

Come visit me, Angel SUNNY, ALEX, SAWYER, RIO & SKYE, POPEYE, SAFFRON (SASSY), THE PRETTY ROSE FLOWER SHOP, PEARL, EMERALD (Emmie), Angel LUCKY, BLUE & JEWEL, CALICO, THE PROUD BIRD PIE SHOP, SELF SERVE FLOWER PAGE, CAMELLIA (CAMMIE) & BOURKE, Angel CHILLI, GINGER & Angel LOLA.

11/21/2014 08:46.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly
TGIF ! Of course it'll be a busy weekend getting everything ready for Thanksgiving - my very favorite holiday ! A house full of love and yummy foods too ! Today mom is picking up our turkey on her way home ! Of course we're having Thanksgiving lunch instead of dinner cause mom's niece has to work (stores should NOT open on holidays !) Although, since she's heading to work for 6:00, her son, the g'nephew, Landon, is having a sleepover ! He's 3 now and never tires of playing fetch with me !

Last night mom went to dinner with a teacher friend - she was mom's very first class mom (33 years ago) and then when her sons got to school, she went and got her degree and started teaching. She was in 1st grade for about 20 years. Mom had a good time with her retired friend last night, but now she's tired - of course that may have to do with the fact that this is the first full week of school in quite a while between holidays and conference days . . .

Back to cold, but just for today - tomorrow should be better . . . love you ! Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie waiting for Santa Bird, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

11/21/2014 02:12.39 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly
We didn't get all the snow they predicted only 3 feet. But, the ice on the roads has been really bad. It's so bitter cold and the wind won't stop howling. They say Sunday will be freezing rain ... oh goodie :(
Buffalo got hit bad! But, they are one of the lake-effect areas that get hit every year. We know how to dig out!

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

Thinking we can have practice on Tuesday night at 8pm, Milonga page.

Come visit me, Chyna ~ It's winter! & Bailey ♥ RIP.

11/20/2014 11:04.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly
All is well, and getting back to normal. Had a few COLD nights, low 40 range. Bummer

Come visit me, JeTTa - Merry Christmas.

11/20/2014 07:08.04 PM Report This Comment  
  `Ü´ Greetings & Good Evening
Miss Polly!

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 amie,
[Until then, My Featheriend]
`Ü´ Ruby Francesca Begonia ♥

Come visit me, `Ü´ Queen Ruby Francesca Begonia~Merci Mes Amies.

11/20/2014 05:13.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Polly~~
Oh I do love your picture! I hope you are having a wonderful day! What is Zippy and the skin bro doing?
I'm hanging out with mom chatting and keeping her focused on my blogs! She came home and slept for a while this morning. They are going to see Mockingjay part 1 at 8pm tonight and she didn't want to fall asleep during the movie!
Mom still hasn't bought food for Thanksgiving. She is working Thanksgiving and so is Ian. Dad is staying on the road since he knew they would have to work. No one really seems interested in having turkey so mom will figure something out. Jennifer is the only one who is off! She works at a daycare so they are closed. As long as there is corn bread I'm good!
I hope you have a wonderful day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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11/20/2014 03:59.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly
Well, Mom had her endoscopy yesterday, and since it was a just a follow-up to the surgery she had in August to make sure all was well in her tummy she wasn't worried. They had a small issue with the fact that when I bit my mom over the Ensure instead of lunch, it was right where they would normally put the IV. So it went into her forearm, but the nurse was very good and it really didn't hurt much at all. Not only did the procedure go well, but her ulcer is finally gone too! So no more acid reflux, and nor more ulcer. She's a happy camper....except she's still not allowed to take Excedrin. Boohoo!

After she got home from the hospital yesterday, she took a short nap to sleep off the drugs and then the rest of the day was mine! And although she didn't feel much like eating, we did share a protein/oatmeal cookie. Yum! Her dinner was just that stupid Ensure again, so I never even saw the bottle.

Now today is cloudy and cool here, so I will not be getting outside at all. Mom is wearing sweats and a fleece and her warm bedroom slippers. And my heater is staying on all day. At least I have plenty of Mom time, so I can't really complain.

Kiddo

Come visit me, BOTM CALENDAR PAGE, BOTM Founding Feathers, Wedding photos & Kiddo says vote Peppino #262561 for BOTM!!.

11/20/2014 01:39.01 PM Report This Comment  
  THERE WILL BE PRACTICE FOR OUR SAN ANTONIO SPURS TEAM ON

THURSDAY,NOVEMBER 20,2014 AT 7:00PM EASTERN TIME AT THE SAN

ANTONIO SPURS STADIUM PAGE 263180

PLEASE BE THERE TO SUPPORT YOUR TEAM FOR THE PRACTICE FOR

THE CHAMPIONSHIPS GAMES!

SEE YOU THERE! COACH JEDI AND COACH DIXIE

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

11/19/2014 09:46.01 PM Report This Comment  
  `Ü´ ** TODAY is THE DAY ! ! ! **
Miss Polly! 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´ Queen Ruby Francesca Begonia~Merci Mes Amies.

11/19/2014 05:55.05 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 amie,
[Until then, My Featheriend]
`Ü´ Ruby Francesca Begonia ♥

Come visit me, `Ü´ Queen Ruby Francesca Begonia~Merci Mes Amies.

11/19/2014 05:54.43 PM Report This Comment  
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