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Polly; V4 Amando #226029 BOTM

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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 Amando #226029 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 and Zippy
Hello Birdie Commandos, Amando here in the sunny Brazilian Rain Forest. We are on our way to intercept baby Armando's flock and reunite him with his Momma. We have been made aware of poacher activities in the clearing up ahead at a frequently used feeding grounds. As we begin our trek across the dense jungle of south America our goal is to stop the poachers and take a BIG bite out of the illegal Parrot trade once and for all. Amando, Jenny-Lynn and Sky move out ahead of the others using their machetes to cut through the vines and growth making a path for the others to follow. " Those paochers are gonna be sorry they messed with us!" JL comments with an angry Zon growl. Calling a halt, the group stops for a brief rest beside a cool stream.
Cappy quickly sharpens his beak and talons before the group heads off again. He wants to make sure he is able to rip and shred flesh easily. Dory and Dixie hang back with little Armando and Dixie quietly plays peek-a-boo with him to take his mind off what's going on. Rudy ... is looking for something to eat again. Finding some avi-cakes to munch on.
"We need to make a plan to catch them cold-handed, and teach them a lesson they won't forget." Jenny comments to the others.
"If we lay the net on the ground and cover it with leaves, maybe they'll get caught and tangled and trip over themselves !" Cookie exclaims determination on his face
"A note to the poachers; "I know who you are, and what you do I shall never forgive you for, ever, YOU BELONG TO ME! My name is Jenny Lynn, and this is the same jungle my mom and dad grew up in, you are dead meat, GAME ON! " She gets an angry look in her eyes as see thinks of all the birds who have lived and died at the hands of poachers, of the thousands, upon thousands who have been stolen away from their homes, families and flocks, of Paoo who was mutilated for the enjoyment of humans to see. THIS IS WAR. We must fight hard, and we must never given in." she yells loudly and is joined by the cheers of agreement from all the others.
Amando climbs up onto a fallen limb, " Our greatest challenge lies before us. Captain Finny and the Green Angels have been doing reconnaissance and have brought back confirmation that there are 5 poachers ahead to the south west. Also they have located the flock from which baby Armando was stolen. There are approximately 38 Blue-fronted Amazons living and nesting not four miles from here. It appears that the same group of thieves raided the nests of fourteen nesting pairs this year taking all but two youngsters from their homes. Three adults were severely injured while attempting to defend their nests from intruders. Very fortunately no adults were killed at that time, but the mortality rate among the stolen chicks was high, out of thirty-three chicks, seventeen died en-route to the village from chilling, dehydration and crowding. We believe baby Armando is one of the survivors of that nest raid."
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01/27/2015 05:24.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Oh Polly--
You are making antimacassars for our kissing couch! How lovely!Thank you so much....Peabody give Polly a big smooch and a bear hug!

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01/27/2015 03:49.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly
I got another reprieve on the nail trim! Mom called Jennifer at the store today, and she is still feeling a little sick and didn't want to work on me. We birds are so susceptible to respiratory ailments. So Mom is going to call her back on Thursday and see how she is feeling. Meanwhile my talons are driving her crazy, but then she put it off too. Nail trims are not an activity either one of us enjoys much.

Yay! Two days now that I haven't bitten my mom or even acted angry. Whatever was making me so aggressive has hopefully passed. No sunbath though since it rained all night (yippee!), and although the sun is out now it's just not that warm. Probably be a few more days before I get outside again.

Kiddo

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01/27/2015 02:24.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Polly~
I hope you are having a great day! That was pretty brave of your mom to change perches when you were in the cage! I would have nailed mom!hehehehehehe Sometimes I give her a little nip just because I don't want to get out of the cage!! I'm silly that way!
Enjoy the day sweetie!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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01/27/2015 01:10.32 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly & Zippy
Hello fellow Amazon Adventurers, Amando here with a rather "fishy" situation. After scaring the Hippos away with a Cappy scream and landing safely down River, we soon made the discovery that that the Amazon is home to some pretty "fishy" characters. Red-bellied Piranhas.
Cappy shudders when he sees the bucket and the churning water ..." I think it best to stay away from that water ... Thank goodness those things can't come on shore ... just look at how fast they ate through the bucket ... Faster than I could have ... whew."
The others back away from the water as Jenny-Lynn eyes the chewed bucket, then leans over to look at the fish. "could I get one of those Piranhas with tartar sauce and lettuce, LOL! "
Just as the birds had settled for lunch Capt. Finny flew in at a swift speed, between breathes he related the outcome of the Green Angel's search of the area. "Kacey and Kallie sent Chuey to tell Chipper and I to get up the river fast! Pearl and Silver have been on the look-out with them to see what kind of suspicious activity is going on. We're getting pretty near where we could be spotting Armando's Momma and flock anytime now. So we wanted to be really careful. You're not going to believe this, but we saw more poachers! And this time they were really operating undercover, spreading nets. I think they may be after Armando's flock! You've got to get up here fast with JL and the gang, but be sure you keep little Armando out of sight. We've come so far and we're so close now, but this is going to be dangerous."
Amando looks at Jenny-Lynn and Sky, then at all his friends. He goes to Sugar and leans over to whisper into Armando's ear, " you're almost home little buddy. We're not going to stop now. Soon you will be back with your Momma" he kisses him softly on the head and sadly smiles at Sugar.
Turning to the others he says, " Finny and the Green Angels have found poachers ahead. Armando's flock is in danger. We are BC Commando Birds and we will not give-up, back-down or retreat. Who is with me?"
With one voice the cheer fills the Rainforest opening where the group stopped for lunch. "We will not be defeated. Together we shall win the war over poaching!" Amando's heart filled with hope and courage as he returned to Jenny-Lynn and Sky. Sitting on an old log, the three discuss with Finny the area ahead, the location of the poachers and make their plan of attack. Little Armando must be returned to his flock. Jenny looks at the drawing of the area and frowns. The nesting site for Armand's flock is close by. "I have no doubt that they are indeed after Armando's flock. " Jenny growls angrily, and glares off into the jungle growth.
"OK Birdie Commando's let's move out. It's war. This time it is no-holds-barred" Amando yells.
Sugar and Dory get Armando ready for the cross jungle trek. With Guards, Taz, Spot, Gus, Cori, Sweetpepper, Kiddo and Pookie in closed formation around Armando they begin to move out.
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01/26/2015 02:56.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly
Thankfully whatever had me biting my mom yesterday seems to have passed. You will be glad to know (Mom sure is) that I am behaving much better today and keeping my beak to myself.

In the eggcitement of the rage yesterday I forgot to share some amazing info from the day before. I willingly ate broccoli! That's right. Mom was eating one of her lunches and it had that green stuff in it along with rice and corn and other stuff I have always liked. However that day I picked up a little piece of broccoli and even went back and ate a little more. That got me all sorts of good boys from Mom....not like yesterday's screams of pain. Mom never even ate lunch yesterday, so no sharing went on at all.

And today we shared a burrito for lunch. Dad made a pot roast for dinner last night with turnips and potatoes. He is actually better at roasts than Mom is. And she cut a bunch up and seasoned it with spices then wrapped it up in a tortilla for our lunch. Yum! Good eats!

Kiddo

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01/26/2015 02:16.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly--
Oh we're always good for a laugh around here....except when Mom is cussing out the Plows for blocking the end of the driveway, that is....

We're expecting around 2 ft of snow by tomorrow night. Whoopie.

Meanwhile, we'll be in the Kissing Booth, where hopefully Ms BB will have the heat turned way up!

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01/26/2015 01:10.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly
My mom hates snow! We got about 6 inches so far last night and today. Mom shoveled the front walkway after she walked the dogs. It's still snowing, though, so she called off at the center and is going to wait to do the driveway. She is kind of hoping that Josh comes by to shovel when the snow stops. It's supposed to stop by one, but it will snow again later.
Mom's family came over last night with pizza, salad, and ice cream cake to celebrate her daughter's birthday. They will try for Nicky's Thai next week if the weather is good. Everyone had a big dinner, and some of us(Willie, Peppino, and Maxine) got to have a little crust and salad, too. Mom made sure we were all in cages before everyone left, too, so none of us would try to follow them outside in the snow.
There's not much going on, due to the snowfall, so I will wish you a day filled with cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Falco

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01/26/2015 08:11.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly
Hey girlfriend, I don't have cooties...... You can visit me anytime, and it would be my pleasure. RT

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01/26/2015 03:23.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Polly !
What a day we've had here yesterday ! Around 2:00 mom's sister called that the house next to hers was on fire - mom just ran out the door to be with her sister and nieces ! ! ! FAST ! Her sister is about a half hour away - and indeed the next door house was on fire - big time. Mom's sister's house was evacuated because of its proximity, and they were cutting power to that side of the street. So the whole family was out in the road watching and praying that their house would be safe. 5 hours later they found out it was, although there was a lot of radiant heat damage - like all the vinyl siding melted off the house, including the electric meter - all the windows on that side of the house were broken and the blinds inside melted . . . mom spent most of the afternoon there and just left when the excavator arrived to take down the little that was left of the next door neighbors' home - around 7:00. The electrician showed up (ever try to find a licensed electrician at dinner time on a Sunday ?) to check the house out and once they got the AOK from him, NYSGE put a new meter on and turned their power back on . . . around 11:30 last night.

Now, here's WHY mom left her sister standing in the cold on the road with 3 dogs (nieces by that time had gone to a neighbors) . . . g'pa couldn't breathe and he was being taken to the hospital ! ! Mom couldn't decide whether to head home to me or up to the hospital . . . she came home and daddy went with his mom to the hospital - g'pa is OK - bronchitis at 86 just isn't good ! Daddy called around midnight to tell mom he was staying there tonight to take g'pa to his cardiologist this morning before the snow . . .

Blizzard Warning starting at 1pm with strong winds and LOTS of snow - can you say YIKES ! If you watch weatherchannel, we're right on the 18-24in line and the 2ft+ ! ! Last night they announced early dismissal today - it'll be surprising if they're in much before Thursday - that sure shortens a crazy week of school ! !

Love to aunt Karen - be good ! love Cookie

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01/26/2015 02:20.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly
moms back is slowly starting to heal. she didn't think it would ever feel better. she can now stand up straight and walk instead of all crouched over. its still hard to get in and out of bed. since mom has had so much time she started to try and fix the new 19 inch samsung tv she bought for herself for about 1 month now the screen was so dark all she could see where the actors eyes and teeth. she got that fixed and is working on the color which is a tad too green. it was actually nice to be able to watch a movie and see what was going on



love Cori

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01/25/2015 10:12.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly
Well, I am lucky I am not still in lock down, but I did spend the morning in my room by myself. When Mom came in to give me my pellets and morning nutriberry and visit before going to the gym, I went into a rage for some reason. I attacked her, and bit the back of her hand and when she tried to leave I bit her on the back right thru her shirt. She left and slammed the door, which Dad pointed out to her was not a good idea. Guess I made her pretty mad. I was out of control, and for a moment so was she. She swore I could spend the whole day by myself, but then she was still in pain at that point.

Fortunately by the time she got home from training with Becky (who always puts her in a good mood) and doing zumba, she was not only feeling better but not hurting anymore. So I got my mom time, and even got outside for a short sunbath. Short because the wind came up after abut 20 minutes, and she was worried it was too much for me (or her either). We didn't share lunch, but then she didn't actually eat lunch. So I guess we have made up completely. Still not bringing me into the computer room to blog though.

Kiddo

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01/25/2015 02:22.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly & Zippy
Hello everybirdie. Amando here with today's Adventure update. After a frightful emergency with my fister Sweetie and her Pet Store toy, we are back on our trip to return Armando to his Momma and flock. With the Hippos awake things got pretty nasty for poor Cappy and his boat load of Amazon Adventurers. Hippos are not native to South America but were relocated here by someone then left to fend on their own when their owner was killed by authorities. The warmth, abundant water and plant life are perfect habitat for the displaced African natives. A large male awoke by the passing boat lets out a loud roar of annoyance that rouses the others from their afternoon rest. He runs forward, his strong legs moving easily across the river bottom. The others in his pod follow, heading towards the longboat.
Cappy sees the angry hippo coming and let's out a huge Cockatoo SCREAM, crest up, feathers fluffed. The male Hippo comes to a screeching stop and stares in wonder at the large white bird standing on the helm of the longboat. The others stop behind him, not certain what to do. The leader roars again and steps forward. Cappy screams again, this time he is joined by the other BC friends. The sound is deafening as it echos across the water. The Hippos having never seen or heard a Cockatoo before stare for a moment longer then turn on their heels and head back towards the distant shoreline. Cappy screams once more for a final warning, before smiling happily at his friends in the boat. "You just don't mess with a TOO!" he says, grabbing his oar. "OK, let's paddle out of here."
The other boats pass by undisturbed as the hippos keep a nervous watch from the banks. The group sails past Manaus, before BB calls to them to head for shore for lunch. Dixie and Little Angel were so comforted to be in the boat with Cappy as their guard,he sure did scare those hippos fast! They wouldn't want to mess around with that strong big beak.
BB opens her travel bag & gets out the portable kitchen. Out of the storage bins she gets corn on the cob, veggie Kabobs,Soy burgers and Spam hot dogs. Little Bits Best root beer is in the coolers along with Cream & Ginger Ale sodas.
"I am going to call in the supply shuttle for more food. Any birdie have a request for food??" she asks looking at Sky, " yes Pickles, I won't forget. Sky could you and Jesse go bring some water from the river please?"
Sky grabs two buckets as he and Jesse wander back down to the River where the others are playing a game of beach volleyball. Bending over, sky dips the bucket into the river and suddenly the water begins to turn and bubble. Startled Sky yanks the bucket out. "WHAT ???" he yells looking at it. The whole bottom was gone, eaten away. "Stay out of the water, Piranhas!"
Everybirdie stops dead and stares at the bucket, and the River.
"So many dangers to be wary of" Kaji sighs
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01/25/2015 09:53.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Here we go ! Starting crazy week !
Our storm yesterday ended early afternoon - in plenty of time for the crews to take care of the roads so mom and dad could go to the retirement party. I had an early dinner and tuck in after a good long wet bath ! Mom had a great time - there were folks there she hadn't seen in decades ! Daddy was bored (but he's a trooper and told mom it was OK, since he drags her places sometimes too)

Today is just a cold, icy day, all the slush refroze ! Hopefully it'll be treated so the folks can do the grocery shopping after church cause the next big storm comes tomorrow night into Tuesday. This one is supposed to be nearing double digits of snow ! YIKES ! They're talking double digit snow ! ! That'll keep them home playing with me ! And hopefully some of the activities that wind the kids up will be cancelled - I know, isn't that terrible to say ? But mom has such a lively class this year - they don't need it !

Be good and give aunt Karen some love ! Cookie

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01/25/2015 03:38.18 AM Report This Comment  
  Oooh, Polly--
Cool Collar...guess your Mom has been busy. Ours has to go get her sewing machine from the repair guy this week....The Old Guy used it, and lord knows what happened to it!!

We are getting used to it here...we like when we can fly around the house. Today, cuz of the snow Mom T went outside and put out fresh suet and sprinkled some bird seed on the patio. Well, Sherman likes to hang out at the kitchen window, but he was really upset by all the birds flocking to eat! Guess he thought it was an invasion of his territory...silly boy. Also we found some boxes of cereal that Mom T was gonna take to Nonno and tried to chew them, but she stopped us. Spoilsport!

Are Our names backward...hmmmm Ydobaep and Namrehs just doesn't have the same ring to it....but if you think it's better that way......

Good to hear from you...whenever is better than never!

Hugs...

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01/24/2015 07:47.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly
Well, Mom has forgiven me for yesterday's bite, even though it was seriously aggravated last night when she forgot about it (see? It stopped hurting) and after washing her hands rubbed them vigorously with a towel and opened it back up again. Since I was already in bed by then, there was no way it was my fault and I was off the hook.

Today I am all upset because Dad is home from work and walking all over MY house. I am stuck in my room with Mom most of the time, but I can hear him walking down MY hallway and so I fly over there and peer under the door. Haven't managed any contact, but the day isn't over yet!

No sunbath today, although it is pretty warm here. However there is a cool breeze blowing, and when that happens it is below birdy temps. As long as I have my mom in my room though, I am good with it. I don't have to worry about nail trimming because she totally forgot she is going to a party at 5, so she doesn't want to leave me here in trauma. However I suspect tomorrow is trim day is Jennifer is working. Am I allowed to hope she is still out sick?

Kiddo

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01/24/2015 02:22.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly
When you volunteer sometimes, you just don't know what you're getting into!
Mom heard from Aunt Jane via email last night. They are having lots of 80 degree days, and getting sun. Chyna has made friends with an egret who hangs by the pool at the house they're renting.
It snowed here overnight, so mom shoveled the driveway and front walk. She wouldn't have done it so soon, but she has to work at the museum today. (It's supposed to snow again later and overnight.) It's FROZEN day at the museum, as well as another Ask the Scientist day, so mom is anticipating the place will be crawling with Olafs, Svens, Anyas, and Elsas, as well as cavorting reindeer, etc. The scientists will set up on the first floor, and mom will be on the third, with a Polar World cart and artifacts from the frozen north. On the way home she needs to stop for more broccoli and grapes, so I don't starve. We have lots of fruits and veggies, but I'm a picky eater! Hope you are having a great day filled with cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Falco

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01/24/2015 08:02.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly !
Well, the tv is still saying 2-4 inches ! All you have to do is look out the window to see there's already about 5 and it's still snowing ! Don't weather guessers use windows ?

The nice thing about storms like this is it keeps mom and dad home :) I don't know yet if they'll get to the retirement party tonight or not - it's for someone mom has worked with for 33 years so they'd like to go, but nothing is worth risking life and limb . . . especially after the experience they had a couple years ago when that tree fell on the car while they were sitting on the snowy road !

How's aunt Karen doing with her new job ? Sounds like lots of work . . . especially when dad is home and she can't use the 'puter . . . but like you said no new collar ! But please be careful - your feathers are too pretty to lose !

Have a great day ! love Cookie

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01/24/2015 04:52.01 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly
and Zippy!
Thank you so much for camping out at the stadium so you'll be there on time for our practice session tomorrow night!We all need to practice and be a strong team together so we can win this season and the championships!Now that's awfully sweet of your wonderful Mom to help you practice with your ball like that! I'll see you tomorrow night over at the stadium then!Thank you so much for your cooperation and for being such greyt team players!
Love always,Coach Dixie

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01/23/2015 08:07.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Polly~
I hope your day is going well too! Sorry about not enough Polly time there! I bet it is a very nice thing that your mom is doing!
Feeling hormonal are you?? I'm the same way. Mom keeps redirecting me when I get too lovey-dovey! No cardboard boxes allowed either since I try to make a nest! Bummer!
I suppose it won't last too long and then all will be right in the world!Hahahahaha Until the next time!hahahahaha
Enjoy your evening sweetie!
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01/23/2015 04:49.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly
Quick c/p blog tonight. I bit Mom hard enough to bleed all over, so she is not feeling too generous with her time. Needless to say I am not on her knee dictating, but screaming from my room. I did get a sunbath and shared Mom's lunch, but that was before the bite and lock down. Phooey!

Kiddo

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01/23/2015 04:32.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly and Zippy
Hello Adventurers. As we draw close to Manuas, Brazil, we must be watchful for both human threats and the ever present threat from wildlife both on land and aquatic. Although the Hippo is an African animal, there are now over 50 individuals and counting living happily along the Amazon and other South American Rivers. In the late 1980s, Pablo Escobar kept four hippos in a private menagerie at his residence in Hacienda Nápoles, 100 km east of Medellín, Colombia, after buying them in New Orleans. They were deemed too difficult to seize and move after Escobar's fall, and hence left on the untended estate. By 2007, the animals had multiplied to 16 and had taken to roaming the area for food in the nearby Magdalena River. In 2009, two adults and one calf escaped the herd and, after attacking humans and killing cattle, one of the adults (called "Pepe") was killed by hunters under authorization of the local authorities. As of early 2014, 50 hippos have been reported to exist on the Amazon and it's tributaries.
With Mick Dundee departure after enjoying BB's lunch, the birds begin to wonder how they would get past the Hippos ahead in the River. Amando, Jenny-Lynn and Sky sit close, deep in discussion trying to figure out the safest way past the upcoming danger.
"I think we simply paddle by, staying as far away from them as we can. If we take one boat past at a time it shouldn't disturb them overly" Jenny-Lynn adds, worry on her face
"But if they do attack the boat and it is alone we might not be able to get there in time to help them." Sky adds
"I think we stay close together." Amando replies after some thought, " we paddle as little as we have to, let the river move us by"
"It might be best if we separate and place guards in each boat while passing the hippo pod." Jenny-Lynn directs
Sky and Amando agree, and set about moving guard birds into each boat. The nervous Adventures load their boats, and pushing off from shore, slowly paddle towards possible danger lurking the the River ahead. Finny and Chipper had reported back that the hippos were resting near the west bank of the river in shallow water. The birds move their boats towards the eastern shore, paddling carefully, ever watchful for danger. Rounding a sharp curve in the River near Manuas, JL in the lead boat with Sugar, Cookie, Raffi, Peepers, Laka, Strawberry and RT spots the first group of hippos. Resting submerged below the murky Amazon waters, just their heads exposed. Pointing she let's out a shrill whistle to inform the others that danger was ahead of them. JL directs her companions to stop paddling, and allows the boat to move slowly along pulled by the current of the water. Sky and Kaji's boats pass by the hippos without incident. Next boat to pass is LA and Dixie's group, guarded by Cappy. As Cappy instructs his friends to stop paddling, one huge male Hippo opens his mouth and lets out an angry roar. His sudden call rouses the others in the pod.
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01/23/2015 07:47.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly
mom is sorry she isn't answering blogs very well.mom hasn't been on bird channel much in the last few weeks. first her back went out and whenever she thought it was getting better and would try and do things it ended up getting worse. she was at the point where she couldn't even stand up straight and then a intestinal virus hit her and think of the word projectile a lot. mom was in such agony she prayed someone would shoot her. very slowly mom is starting to feel better but it is very hard to blog on the puter because it hurts her to sit there for too long. at least she is able to hold food down.

anyway that must have really scared your mom when she fell on her new hip. glad it didn't cause any problems and she is ok.

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01/22/2015 09:04.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Polly~~~

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01/22/2015 05:09.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly & Zippy
Hello fellow Amazon Adventurers. I was sure glad to see that Ms BB had welcomed her pal to join us for a part of our trip up the River. She musta known we were going to run into some nasty company along the way. Nothing worse then Crocs or gators for rocking the boat so to speak. Thankfully we had warning from Finny and the Green Angels. With BB's shuttle always on the ready she was able to have her friend Mick from Australia join us . He has a nickname of Crocodile Dundee. Mick stepped up on the bow of the long boat so the crocs could see him better. When they did they all headed for the bottom of the river & stayed there. They didn't want to be made into boots,belts,hats or luggage!!! I sorta feel sorry for them after Cappy and Little Angel got done with them.
"OK, enough with the green gator guys, Ok Crocs. Let me at' em. I'll show them a thing or five. I'll bite their noses, sparkle their tails and then......"Li
"il Angel yells at the crocs as they swim around the boats. "Oh you don't wanta wake the baby.
Too late....LOOK OUT CROC HERE I COMEEEEEEEEEEE." Little Angel grabs an oar and whacks the croc on the nose hard making tears come to his eyes.
Little Angel" Sky yells, "Stop hurting the Crocs, you're making them cry. OH no not that." He watches as she grabs one by the tail and bites down as hard as she can, "and trust me that's hard."
"Little Angel, I thought I told you be good?" Amando looks at her and can't help but grin as he watches the neon sparkled crocs swimming away in shame, that a little girl bird beat them up.
Everybirdie laughs as the crocs disappear. Then little Angel turns to see Mick standing on Ms BB's boat. She grins sheepishly and giggles. "Way ta go mate" Mick calls to her making LA happy.
"Whew! That was a close one! Thankfully, LA, Cappy and Ms. BB took care of those nasty crocs! Good grief! What will we encounter next?? Oh, oh....my Green Angels just informed me that there are some hippos up the river. Just what we need! Do be careful. Hippos are even more dangerous than crocs. We have to find baby Armando's Momma and get him home before anything else happens. I'm off to check on the hippo situation and really search for Armando's Momma. " Finny waves his good-bye as he heads off up-river to re-join the Green Angels as they gather information about the hippos.
Heading into shore, tie off their boats and relax. Its lunch time so Ms BB sets up her portable kitchen." How about deep fried gator bites, corn dogs and deep fried pickles?
I have been told by Mr Mick Dundee the gator bites taste like chicken. " Picabo makes a face at the thought of Gator bites. Boo Boo yells, " Bring'em on!"
"Then we can sneak past those Hippos and continue our hunt for the baby"s Mom & Dad."
As BB and the girls cook lunch, the boys bring out some maps and check for possible nesting sites ahead. As they look over the map Willie points to a treed area, "LOOK! A nesting area of Amazon species"
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01/22/2015 01:48.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly
I had a nice morning till Mom got out that awful sucking machine. I hate the noise it makes, even though she never uses it in my room because it sends me into a panic. She has a non-powered sweeper for my room. And I don't like it much better, but at least it doesn't make any noise. I do have to say I hate housework Thursdays though. I thought Mom was retired? Doesn't that mean no work? Humph!

We went outside at noon when the chores were done, and I had a lovely sunbath. It only hit 71 in Simi today, but we were sitting in the sun and it felt just right. Dad said he saw on the news it was supposed to be in the 80s this weekend, but weather.com is showing upper 60s. Pretty big difference.

I was supposed to go see Jennifer this afternoon for a nail trim, but Mom called to make sure she was working since she won't let anyone else touch me. She has the same thing Mom had last week and is out sick! Reprieve! So now Mom is going to check back on Saturday. I don't wish Jennifer ill, but I sure hope she isn't back yet. Mom hopes she is because my nails are REALLY sharp!!

Kiddo

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01/22/2015 01:36.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly
Getting older is not for the faint of heart, not at all! Mom is sorry to hear that one of your mom's friends has metastasized cancer, that's never easy to deal with.
We saw a bit of a warm up today, but the driveway is still icy in spots. Mom salted it this morning before she went to the museum. She had a tour with Kindergarten kids today. The teacher in charge told mom that she remembered her from last year! Of course, K kids are like herding cats, but it was okay, only one tour today.
Mom is thinking of going to Barnes and Noble to renew her membership, but it depends on what time we're done with our blogs. We let mom know our priorities. If she doesn't get there today, she'll make it tomorrow, for sure. Tonight is cleaning the cages night, so we all have to be ready to rearrange things once mom has finished disrupting our beautiful work.
I hope you are having a great day and getting lots of warm cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Falco

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01/22/2015 11:20.19 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly
It's Popeye.
Yes, we likk jazz and all kinds of music. Notice that I said "music". The stuff that is being played today is NOT music. We have the radio on all day. We never know when mom and dad are going to leave. Hey! If your parronts go out to eat, maybe you'll get a "birdy bag".
Mom and dad went to see another movie. this time they saw Fury, the story of a tank crew. Wow! Dad loved it. He's really in to World War Two stuff. Mom liked the movie but said it was violent. Well, so was the war. After the movie they went to see their friend in the rehab hospital and took him more candy. He seems to be doing pretty good.
Today will be partly cloudy, with a high of 77 and a low of 49. Mom's going to work at the police station and dad is going to clean up the back yard.
Hope your day is fun.
Hugs,
Popeye

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01/22/2015 07:42.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Polly wolly doodle - I miss you !
got the snow we were expecting last night - it was supposed to be 2-4 inches, there's maybe an inch. Now we'll have to see what happens on Saturday which is the next storm . . . mom and dad have a retirement party that night so they're hoping if it does come it'll be later . . . then Mom has to be at school for a kick off open house all day Sunday . . . looks like a weekend of neglected Cookie !

I was a good helper to daddy yesterday. He stayed home to work on taxes - he spreads everything out all over the living room floor, only, he likes it quiet to concentrate so there was no radio, no tv . . . what's a bird to do ? Nap ! ! Hopefully today will be a bit more exciting ! Have a great day ! love Cookie

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01/22/2015 02:28.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Polly~
I hope you are having a great day! Yes, Taima has a big beak and I'm sure he would love to have me for lunch, and I don't mean as a guest!hehehehehe He is still one beautiful bird though! He has a wing span of 4 1/2 feet! YOWZERS! Mom would love to meet him but I'm with you! I'm going to keep my distance!
Enjoy your day!
Love, hug and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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01/21/2015 01:23.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly and Zippy
Good morning Amazon Adventurers time to rise and shine! Amando calls out happily as he wakes his sleeping friends. " It's once more time to load our long-boats and move further in-land on our search for baby Armando's Momma and flock." The sleepy eyed BC Adventurers yawn and climb off their sleeping perches, waking to the smells of Ms BB's fresh brewed coffee and the warmth of the Brazilian sun falling softly on their faces. Eating a quick breakfast the travelers ready their boats, pushing off from shore, determined to make Santarem by late afternoon.
Santarém (Portuguese pronunciation: [s?~ta'??j]) is a municipality in the state of Pará in Brazil. The Tapajós joins the Amazon River there, and it is a popular location for tourism. It is the second most important city in the state and the financial and economic center of the western part of the state. It was once home to the Tapajós Indians, a tribe of Native Americans after which the river was named, It is located some 800 km (500 mi) from both the largest cities in the Amazon, Manaus, and the state capital Belém. It has a population of 300,000.
Pushing out into the Amazon River, the group paddles through the early morning without incident. Suddenly Finny and the Green Angels arrive, landing on the helms of the boats. "Amando,
just wanted to warn you guys to be careful up ahead. There are some crocs sunning themselves up the river. You never know if they'll take off after a boat or not, so be on the lookout and be very careful with little Armando." With that they were off again, scouting ahead for danger and Armando's Momma.
"I THINK BABY ARMANDO RECOGNIZES THE SOUNDS HE IS HEARING. OH I DO HOPE WE FIND HIS MOMMA AND HE KNOWS HER VOICE." Kacey and Sweetpepper say as they cuddle the baby close, keeping him safe. Armando chirps happily, straining his neck to see everything as the boats slip effortlessly through the murky waters.
"We are all so excited to be on this journey to find baby Armando's parronts.And to destroy all the poachers along the way who have done all this damage to our native habitat!" Dixie tells L'il Angel, an angry look in his dark eyes.
The boats turn the bend in the river, and there, laying on both banks are dozens of crocs and gators, basking in the mid-day sun. As the boats move forward, the paddles ripping swiftly through the water, black eyes open and disappear beneath the water at the edge of the river. Suddenly Falco lets out a terrified scream, grabbing onto Jesse. Their boat vibrates as the croc comes up from underneath, hitting the boat from below. Hulk and Willie hold tightly to their oars as the croc swims around the sides of the boat, then disappears under the water. " HELP!" Boo Boo yells as the croc hits the boat on the side, tipping it over, and causing it to take on water.
BB and Sky turn their long-boat quickly, with Kaji and JL paddling as hard as they can, Cappy holds his oar up, hoping to get a swing at the angry reptile.
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01/20/2015 11:30.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Polly~~~
Dropping off a vote and a hug for you too!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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01/19/2015 09:16.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly & Zippy
Hello everybirdie, I am sorry for missing Sunday but we were Squawked right off of BC from dawn to dusk. I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and are ready to continue our trek down the Amazon River to find baby Armando's parents. Some have commented that they are unable to make a picture of themselves on our Adventure. Picture or not you are all a necessary active part of this trip and we couldn't do it without your help. Thanks for your daily support and tot hose who leave comments we are able to write into our daily posts.
"We're off in search of Armando's Momma" Amando calls out as the long-boats push off from shore. The eggcitement of the day and the upcoming adventure slips away as the boats cut smoothly through the water. Native birds fly over head shouting their greetings as the group of Adventures paddle down the river in search of Armando's flock.
Jenny, always on the vigil, oversees Sky & Amando's plan of returning baby Armando! She will not allow this venture to go South, "there will not be any days like that! This is not a vacation, THIS IS SERIOUS CRAP! " Jen is learning to understand the Napanee flock, and just like her, they are as serious as a heart attack, Jen loves the real things in life! This adventure will not fail!
The birds joke and laugh as they paddle enjoying the scenery slipping by on the shoreline. A Jaguar leans over to get a closer look at the passing Birds. BonBon and Parker fly over to speak to him. " Do you know of a flock of Amazons that have a baby that was stolen from them? We found him, but don't know where to find his Momma."
"He is likely from further inland. Poachers were raiding nests in there a few weeks ago, stealing countless babies from nests, cutting down their nesting trees if necessary. I have seen many dead babies lying discarded along the trails, tossed away like garbage, all in the name in profit" The angry Jaguar roars his displeasure. " Once the nest trees are destroyed there are no places for future nests or chicks to live."
Susan shivers as her boat passes by a submerged tree, where a large snake lies sunning herself along the edge of the water. The snake watches as the birds pass by, watchful least they bring danger to her homeland.
Finnegan and the Green Angels swoop in and land on the helm of the boat where Amando, JL, Cappy, Sky and Kaji navigate the River. "It looks like the coast is clear for now, but the Green Angels and I will be keeping a keen lookout for trouble. This route along the Amazon is really beautiful, at least the birds'eye view of it is." with that they fly off to scout of the river ahead.
Baby Armando wakes up chirping happily as he hears the calls of his native land. " I think he knows where he is now" Dory says to Chyna, Falco and Sugar, "Look" the baby flaps his tiny wings happily.
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01/19/2015 09:16.24 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly
It's Popeye.
No damage from the quakes.
Guess what? Blue laid a fourth egg yesterday, twelve days after the third egg. That's sure going to throw dad's timing off. We're also not sure which is which.
Mom and dad went to hear the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra play at the Carpenter Theater in Long Beach. it was a free event. The only thing that dad didn't like is that they didn't play long enough. The show was an hour long but dad could have listened to them all day. Then they went back to one of the small Mexican restaurants for dinner Guess they had a nice, relaxing Sunday.
Today will be clear, with a high of 78 and a low of 51. Dad has to clean out the fireplace today. He's not looking forward to it.
Hope your day is fun.
Hugs,
Popeye

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01/19/2015 08:14.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly
I am having a pretty good day, although I didn't get as much mommy time as usual this morning. Mom went back to bed after our breakfast and didn't wake up until it was time to go grocery shopping! Shameful! However I will admit the minute she got the groceries put away she came in to take me out for a sunbath. Just warm enough out there in the sun, but that is all it takes. And of course the two nutriberries doesn't hurt either. Mom always picks out the biggest ones, since they don't fit in to my foraging toy as well.


Then Mom and Dad went to Subway to use the gift card Mom got from someone at the gym. She got a chicken melt, and as usual shared it with moi. I liked the chicken, but why the heck did she put spinach and cucumbers on the darned thing? Yuck!

Don't forget tonight is the milonga. Have your resolution ready to share, and I will see you there!

Kiddo

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01/17/2015 03:09.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pretty Miss Polly
Hello everybirdie. Amando here with today's Amazon Adventure Update. I want each of you to know how proud I am of you, and how hard you fought against the poachers who were stealing the wild Parrots. Many species of birds and Parrots are extinct or on the brink of extinction. The two of the leading causes being destruction of habitat and unchecked poaching. With the criminals behind bars we are off to the shuttle and the trip down the Amazon to find baby Armando's parents.
Finnegan swoops in, "Hey Amando and team.....that was GRRRRRRRRREAT! We did it! Everyone did a fantastic job nailing those poachers. Now my Green Angels and I have to get busy scouting out the route and helping to look for little Armando's mama and flock. You know there could be many more poachers on our route. There are lots of them out there. So we're still going to have to be VERY careful. My Green Angels have excellent eyesight are the best team you could wish for. We're off." with that the Green Angels head up into the blue skies towards Macapa', and the beginning of our trip.
Kiddo comes to Amando, JL and Sky, " I think those guys are so glad to be in custody. Obviously jail was preferable to the wrath of the beak!" The birds erupt into fits of laughter at that, as they recall the looks of relief when the authorities showed up.
The BC Commando Birdies head back to the shuttles waiting int he clearing. Everything is loaded and ready. Baby Armando is fast asleep in Dory's wings. Cori tip-talons over to see him, smiling at his quiet form, sound asleep oblivious to all that has taken place. Dory hands the tiny parrot to Cori who kisses his little pin-feathered head. He opens one eye long enough to see who has him before falling back to sleep. Everybirdie is glad to sit down in the shuttle, after the awesome fight they just completed. Eggcitedly they relay the events to Paoo who smiles." There are more, many more out there. As long as people buy them, Parrots will be stolen from their homes."
The Shuttles lift off effortlessly and in a flash are landing outside of the City of Macapa'. The birdies climb out cautiously, keeping their eyes open for danger. Finny and his Green Angels fly by relaying the all clear message. Sky and Amando head tot he river to find their guide Jose' who will escort the group down the Amazon in search of the flock that Armando belongs to. A dozen long-boats sit moored at the waters edge. Jose' looks up as he hears Amando heading towards him. "I have already heard word of the fight your group won against the poachers at Belem. Word travels fast through the Rain Forest." The tall Macaw grins widely and offers a wing in friendship.
"Let's get the gear loaded and get moving. We have a long trip ahead of us." Sky exclaims
"Es, and many dangers also" Jose' replies with a knowing look.
"OKAY, all is ready" Amando calls loudly, as the three birds return together to the shuttles. "We're off in search of Armando's Momma"
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01/17/2015 12:12.18 PM Report This Comment  
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Here's hoping mom gets more time.
It's warming up here, at least for the next 2 days; today into the low 40s and tomorrow into the mid 40s. It was still pretty cold when mom walked the dogs, though.
Mom loved the talk by Phil Currie yesterday, and was really happy to hear that there will be a follow up Coursera course on dinosaurs. She loved the first one. For anyone interested, Coursera offers free college level courses on a variety of subjects. Mom is doing one on genetics and evolution right now and starting Monday will be doing one on slavery in the south. You can go to Coursera.com and see a list of all the great subjects they offer. Okay, enough of mom seeming like an enthusiastic teacher! She does like to keep learning, though.
After the museum, she and her friend finally exchanged Christmas gifts with each other, then went to lunch at a local restaurant. They had a great time catching up! This is a friend who has a 'summer cabin' in upstate NY and a house here in Penn Hills, but the cabin is as much a house as this one is. That's why she and mom don't see each other that often.
It was a good day to spend with a good friend. I hope you are having a fine day and getting lots of warm hugs and cuddles. Hugs, Falco

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01/17/2015 08:17.19 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly
It's Popeye.
This morning we have had 3 earthquakes. A 2.2 at 7:02am, a2.0 at 7:04am and a 1.7 at 7:27am. All three centered right below the La Habra police station, about two miles from us. We felt the first two but not the third one. Mother Nature must be upset about something.
Dad swept our room yesterday but that's about all. Dad had to fix one of the lights in the kitchen but that didn't take long. Mom mostly watched TV.
Today they are going to the Carpenter Theater in Long Beach for a show.
Hope your day was fun.
Hugs,
Popeye

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01/17/2015 08:02.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Polly !
Finally Satuday ! I've been waiting for this three day weekend :) Even though mom and dad will go to the g'parronts today, mom promised to be home early ! Like before dinner time early ! I don't mind when they go so much cause mom found a market up there where she can get my sugar snap peas by the pound - here they are prepackaged and mom won't pay $6 for a bag when they go bad before I can eat them.

Only in the 20's today and then tomorrow comes the dumping rains ! Up to mid 30's though . . . and one day closer to spring ! We've actually been pretty lucky so far - lots of cold causing delays, but not much snow. Mom says that's good cause she doesn't have to shovel cold ! Plus they haven't used any snow days yet . . .

Hope you can get on line tonight for Milonga ! I miss playing with you ! love Cookie

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01/17/2015 03:59.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly
Frankly Mom wishes the Super Bowl could be between the Packers and the Seahawks, since she likes both teams. However that can't happen, since they are both NFC. She says she will just have to settle for the NFC winning the Super Bowl, since either team will definitely take those AFC chumps. Dad says he doesn't care.

Mom went to the gym this morning for the first time in a week. She last went Wednesday afternoon of last week, and she suspects that is where she picked up that bug since symptoms began Thursday afternoon. Anyway her trainer, Becky, did a special "get back into it" session of high reps with low weights, and then she did zumba for just 35 minutes. She was starting to cough a little and didn't want to push it; she was home by 11:45.

And the first thing she did when she got home? Yay! Sunbath for Kiddo, and she even wore shorts and a tank top. We had a very nice time out there, and I got my two nutriberries which is always a bonus.

After the sunbath Mom made us a ham and provolone cheese sandwich, or rather half of one which is all she can really eat. Yesterday she fixed a whole sandwich and the last 3 or 4 bites (all bread) went into my trash bag. Silly mom. I had it out of there around 5:30 and munched it down on my play stand. She let me have it, but she was worried I wouldn't eat my pellets. However they were all gone this morning, so I really ate good yesterday. Got a nice bit of today's sandwich too. And of course, I am now on her knee doing my dictation....

Kiddo

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