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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 Sweetie #269943 BOTM

I am a Quaker from Lansing, MI.

Polly B.

18 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.

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  Remember Our Heroes!!
Hi Polly & Zippy,

Well, this Memorial Day has been a good one for food. After two days of prep, Dad put two enchilada pies in the oven to bake. Fresh roasted chile peppers and fresh ground dried chiles, fresh cilantro, Mexican cheese, corn tortillas and best of all the meat: Pastor (Mexican BBQ) from the Valley Market butcher's shop. Lots more stuff, but it is all Dad's secret recipe. Mom and I shared a bowl, and Mom's mouth wanted more even when her tummy said enough.

However there are much more important things to think about today. Mom's dad served in WWI, but he got sent over right as things ended and never had to fight. Her brother served a tour in Viet Nam, but he was in the Signal Corps and never had to shoot anyone. Over the years many others were not so lucky, and many others never came home at all. Let's take a minute to remember their sacrifices. And if you haven't read the Memorial Day Program on the Calendar page, you will want to get on over there and check it out. Great job Director Popeye!

Head bowed in gratitude,
Kiddo

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05/25/2015 03:06.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly & Zippy
Hello everybirdie, Sweetie here on this damp, dull Monday herein Napanee, Ontariot. With less then a week left in this month, I wanted to take a brief look at a few of the blogs you left on my page to share with everyone. I have enjoyed reading all of your comments, and encourage everybirdie to share in the discussion. I was reading this morning and came across Miss Chyna's blog. It brought back many memories to me about my beginnings here in the Sky Flock. Chyna was very blessed indeed that her Momma and Daddy found her when they did. Dirty, hungry and sick she was being sold to whoever had the money to take her away. What a shame some people look at us and only see a value sign written in dollars. My story as you all know was different, but in a sense was also based on money.
Sometimes birds arrive into home with hidden illnesses, but there are a lot that were sold or given away because they were sick and their former owners did not or could not afford the money to have them treated by a Veterinarian. I am asking to see how many of you were outwardly ill when re-homed? How many were being housed in sub-standard, dirty conditions? How many of you were without food, or being given poor, low quality or incorrect foods?
My Momma Deb feels there should be standards set for those who retail Companion Parrots whether a private owner or as a business (Pet Stores, Breeders etc). In general the animal welfare laws of our countries are behind the times, lack sufficient depth to make necessary changes, and fall short in the juridical system. Laws set to protect us many times lead to fines, or a probational period of "owning or possessing an animal." Many of you may recall the tragic murder of Ozzie an CAG in Alberta Canada. Stolen from her front porch and brutally abused her murderers, three teens got away with a crime that united the Parrot World to fight for stiffer sentences,and more explicit laws to be written to protect ALL animals.
Many have shared this month that they have seen sick Companion Parrots sold in Pet Stores. Often when this fact is brought to staffs attention, they shrug it off and do nothing. Few chain stores will spend the money to take an ill bird to a Veterinarian for treatment. After all it effects their profit margin. Many times when an ill bird is pointed out it is removed from the display cage to die alone in the back of the store. Some stores even have made it their "policy" that sick animals, birds included be "humanely" killed by placing it into a box in their freezer. That is not humane, freezing to death, alone in the dark. Some stores have admitted that they are told by "head-office" that this is how they are to treat sick animals in the store.
Bird Channel members are a small group, but we have a voice to cry out for changes. We are not a commodity. We are loving, feeling, sensitive Creatures that deserve respect, care and to be loved for who we are!

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05/25/2015 02:31.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Polly
Happy Memorial Day !!! My mommy's going to Kevin's base for a memorial day BBQ and a tour of the base. She say's the best part is being able to spend the day with Kevin...

Love your buddy
Panther

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05/25/2015 10:27.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly and Zippy
Hello everybirdie, Sweetie here on this Memorial Day long weekend. I again must say I am sorry for missing yesterday but Momma Deb had to visit a very talented Indian Ringneck named Max to clip his nails for his Momma. Problem is to get there was a very long drive across country. Needless to say Max looks great, and to make up for the nail grooming he received a Chuey's Chewable Bird Toy Creations, round peg boards to play with.
Max's Mom had contemplated adding another fid to the household. However after talking to my Momma she has decided to keep on loving Max and an pass on adopting another Parrot. Max is quite spoiled, and very well cared for and love. I doubt he would have been any to happy to see another Companion Parrot moving in on his home territory.
The conversation over lunch drifted to the topic of Parrots of course. Max's Mom had recently watched a television commercial telling people to Adopt! Don't Shop! for a Companion Parrot. She had never seen the commercial before and it caught her off guard, but also made her begin to think. She does not recall the name of the Rescue other then it was in the USA. How wonderful it would be if Rescues could come together to finance, through donations and Corporate sponsors television advertisements or magazine advertisements encouraging Adoption of Parrots over buying from a store/breeder/bird Mart etc. Companies advertise to cause consumers to purchase brand "A" over brand "B". I am certain it would work on potential owners of Companion Parrots in like manner. If even one Parrot was adopted from each Rescue what a difference it could begin to make.
Parrot ownership ( ugh, I dislike that term) is a privilege, not a right. When the World begins to realize this truth, we Parrots will begin to gain the respect we rightfully deserve. Our friendship can not be purchased, forced from us or bullied out of us. We are wild flying Creations that were meant to spend our days being Parrots, not a cage ornament or room accent. While on FB today I saw someone's cool off-handed comment to a Parront who has just lost a fid. Suggesting she buy another to replace her baby. It is sad to think this person is someone who has a bird. Love from a Companion Parrot can not be purchased with all the money in the World. You have to earn it, on our terms.
NOW FOR TODAY'S QUESTION; Please share with us one or two of the hurls you encountered when first bringing home your fid(s). Also how about some of the best, most touching moments as well. The greatest over-coming moment when you just knew you and your Fid were happily bonded for life!

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05/25/2015 07:12.02 AM Report This Comment  
  Memorial Day Flitzer
Happy Memorial Day.
Not sure what's going on today, but it will be warm - near 80 degrees.
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Saturday, Dad helped friends celebrate their friend's 98th Birthday.
I can't count that high - 98 is such a big number.

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Dad and Uncle Geno took a day trip Sunday in the sunshine -driving a couple hours away.
Nice day for a drive.
~Wings Up~

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05/25/2015 03:39.24 AM Report This Comment  
  are there lots of steps for aunt Karen
in the church ? That would be painful in ours . . .

We're in summer now ! It went into the 80's yesterday and looks like it'll be that way the rest of the week. Mom and dad are sticking close to home today - mom wants to relax before heading back to school tomorrow - she's been running most of the weekend.

I tried out my new bathtub yesterday ! I even splashed mom good ! Everything was wet :)

Today dad is going to cookout - I'm hoping for a taste of something . . . mom only gives me tiny bits of fruit and only a kernel or two of corn once in a while :( All my favorite things - POOF ! Gone -

Have a great day - and I hope aunt Karen forgets about the sewing machine ! Maybe if we bomb her with spitballs ?

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05/25/2015 02:55.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly, 8,687
Sure wish you would fix BC for me. R T

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05/25/2015 01:44.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly
so is your mom going to get her knee done?

it was a gorgeous day today. i got to go outside for about 20 minutes before the neighbor started with the jackhammer and burning. in those 20 minutes we watched hummingbirds coming to the feeder. once I started sneezing from the burning smoke mom brought me inside.

love Cori

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05/24/2015 10:36.22 PM Report This Comment  
  VOTE SWEETIE PG#269943 BOTM
HEY POLLY, AREN'T DADS WEIRD. THEY THINK THEY KNOW EVERYTHING BUT THEY DON'T. MOM SAYS WE JUST HAVE TO LEARN TO LIVE WITH THEM.

MOM HATES HOW THEY HAVE BOXES NOW FOR TEH DIGITAL WIRES TO GO THRU FOR THE TV'S NOW. IT MAKES IT HARDER TO SET UP DVD & VCR PLAYERS. MOM NEEDS T BUY A NEW DVD/VCR COMBO FOR HER TV. HERS ISN'T WORKING RIGHT.

WE HAD A VERY RAINY DAY HERE TODAY. HAD TO GRILL BURGERS IN THE GARAGE.

SWEETPEPPER

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05/24/2015 09:08.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly and Zippy!
Thank you so much for voting me Bird of the Day on Friday! I had a fun time hanging out with my friends in the castle! (: Jester, Honey, Pressie and I got dropped off at our Uncle Charlie's house today. I don't get to see mommy again until the 5th of June! ): I don't mind it too much here, I like Uncle Charlie. Grey Bird, Bella and Dobby are staying at our house, and mom's Grandmother is coming over to take care of them, and the dog and cat. At least I'll be let out of my cage here! Have a nice night, I'll talk to you later! Hugs, MomPeatree

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05/24/2015 07:35.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Polly!
Holy moley, the Castle is so much fun when you are King of the Day, that is for sure! And have some cake, too! Lizzie had a cake ready for me in no time--I think I am gonna be waddling for a few days, cuz I ate to my hearts content! SweetPepper's Mom made my picture, and I think it is just awesome!

Have a super rest of the day! Wing hugs comin' atcha!

Your buddy,
Kaji

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05/24/2015 05:37.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly
Well, Mom took off for the gym this morning in spite of her left shoulder flaring with arthritis. Lucky for her the Tylenol kicked in right before she started her session with Becky, because it was a tough one! Then she did zumba, and boy was she sweaty and tired after that. This time she made me wait to see her till after her shower.

However it is warmer today, and when she was clean we went outside for a nice sunbath. It was a perfect temp of 72 at 1:15, and so it would probably not have been warm enough any earlier anyway. Mom forgot to bring me out a nutriberry, and believe it or not Dad went and got me one and gave it to me. It is the first treat I have ever taken from his fingers. Of course, I was in my outside carrier and couldn't bite him, but I didn't even try! Mom says it is a sign I am mellowing towards him after 11 years, but Dad says I will hate him forever. I wonder who is right?

Meanwhile there will be no BBQ here for the holiday, because there were no decent steaks on sale yesterday. So instead Dad is making his famous enchilada pie! It takes all day, so he is making it today to eat tomorrow. Mom and I shared leftover Chicken Bowl for lunch which was just fine by me.

Kiddo

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05/24/2015 03:03.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Morning poor Polly
Sorry about sis helping mom with the sewing machine :(

Yesterday was picture perfect (even if it started out chilly) ! Mom and dad had a great time at the flea market (they didn't bring home any fleas though . . . ) - they came home with a new bathtub for me ! There was a Tupperware lady that mom had talked to in Oct. Mom had told her that I use a sheet cake carrier to bathe in and I had chewed the edges up some. Well, she had one she couldn't sell cause it didn't have a cover for it. She brought it with her hoping mom would be there this weekend ! And then just gave it to her outright ! What a nice human :) Mom also got a really pretty teak parrot - mom will try to post a picture later when she takes the pictures of the planters for aunt Pam. Oh, and a really scary wind chime for the deck - as long as she doesn't hang it near my window ! Daddy ? He got funnel cake !

Today they'll go to the g'parronts to mow after Micky's first mass and have a cookout . . . I'll unlock the door if you want to escape ! love Cookie

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05/24/2015 03:23.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Sunday
a quick Fly-By today

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05/24/2015 02:36.09 AM Report This Comment  
  VOTE SWEETIE PG#269943 FOR MAY BOTMTE
HEY POLLY, HOW DOES WIFI MAKE YOUR DAD TINGLE?? I NVER HEARD OF THAT.

WE DO NOT HAVE WIFI AS MOM IS NOT CRAZY ABOUT IT. TOO MANY PEOPLE CAN HACK INTO YOUR SIGNAL AND MAYBE THE COMPUTER. COMCAST KEEPS SENDING LETTERS TO MOM TO GET A NEW MODEM THAT IS WIFI AND WILL PROVIDE FASTER SERVICE. MOM IS HAPPY WITH THE SPEED OF HER COMPUTER. SHE JUST DOESN'T TRUST WIFI PLUS SHE HAD IT LONG AGO WITH HER DELL LAPTOP AND IT CAUSED A LOT OF HUGE PROBLEMS WITH THE COMPUTER. SO MOM DOESN'T WANT IT.

I HOPE YOUR MOM'S KNEE HEALS UP NICELY. IT SEEMS ONCE YOU HAVE SURGERY IT JUST IS NEVER THE SAME. MOM HAD SYRGERY ON HER LEFT KNEE TWICE. THE SECOND ONE WAS THE WORST AND SHE STILL HAS TROUBLE WITH IT. SHE ALSO DOESN'T HAVE ANY CARTILAGE IN HER KNEE. PLUS IT ISN'T TOTALLY STRAIGHT EITHER. IT HAS A PERMANENT 10 DEGREE BEND IN IT. SINCE MOM DOESN'T WORK ANYMORE AND IS NOT ON HER FEET ALL DAY HER KNEE PAIN IS MANAGEABLE.

TAKE CARE OF YOUR MOM POLLY.

SWEETPEPPER

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05/23/2015 09:30.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly
Mom talked to her trainer about your mom's knee, and she said depending on what was done she may or may not need PT. Would be interested to hear what her doc says about it.

Well, it is definitely not sunbath weather here today. It was t-shirt weather when Mom and Dad did the Saturday grocery run at 11, and Mom thought maybe it would warm up enough. It got cooler! However I am happy to say that the sugar snap peas were the best Mom has seen in a while, and after they got back there was a Chicken Bowl run and I of course got to share my mom's. Dad watched me gobbling away, and he said I was an example of "when pigs fly!" Now what do you suppose he meant by that?

Anyway it is supposed to start warming up tomorrow, so I am eggspecting a nice sunbath after Mom gets home from the gym. Wonder if she will shower first and make me wait. I don't care if she is sweaty, but she seems to have a problem with it.

Kiddo

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05/23/2015 02:11.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly
It's Alex.
You are very welcome. It was our pleasure to serve you and the BC.

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05/23/2015 08:13.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Leave the door unlocked !
I'll come make spitballs too ! I love doing that ! Especially since my awesome talons are gone ! Be proud though - I gave the groomer a really hard time trying to escape the whole ordeal - she was so impressed by my efforts, she gave me a nutriberrie ! ! Then when we got home I pouted and that got me cuddles, skritches and another nutriberrie ! ! !

It's finally supposed to warm up today some. Mom and dad are heading out to the flea market this morning - mom loves to poke around and dad loves junk food ! Then later this afternoon is the ordination - tomorrow is Micky's (mom will have to get used to calling him Fr.) first mass. So I'll come to your house . . .

That's great that aunt Karen is able to get out ! That means we might have the house to ourselves for a while. We can fill it with spitballs !

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05/23/2015 02:46.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Saturday
Frost-warnings overnight. It's going to be nice the rest of the weekend, but -my, the nights have been cold for May.

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I love this photo. I'm sitting in the berry bowl in the kitchen, giving Dad a happy squawk.
[This is to make sure Dad doesn't mistaken me for a berry].
~Wings Up~

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05/23/2015 02:31.04 AM Report This Comment  
  VOTE SWEETIE PG#269943 FOR MAY BOTMTE
OH POLLY, I AM SORRY THAT YOUR MOM ISN'T DOING WELL. I HOPE THINGS WILL GET BETTER FOR HER SOON. SHE SHOULD CARE FOR HERSELF AND NOT WORRY ABOUT BLOGGING EACH DAY. ONCE A WEEK IS FINE JUST SO WE ALL KNOW SHE IS OKAY.

I DO HOPE YOU HAVE A NICE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.

SWEETPEPPER

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05/22/2015 10:13.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly & Zippy
Happy, healthy Friday to everybirdie. It's looking to be a great long-weekend for all my BC friends in the US. I am very delighted by the responses you are sharing with us. I hope everybirdie takes the time to read them too. There is a lot to consider when it comes to sharing your home with a Companion Parrot. When my Momma Deb started with birds, there was so little written about them it was a hit or miss situation when it came to care, housing and health. Today, with the internet at our finger tips, and countless books on various species, self-educating is a joyous and necessary component to be availed by all. We never know it all, and learning is a life time effort. Everyday with a Companion Parrot offers opportunities to observe or learn something new and valuable.
Many of us wish to adopt a new fid into our homes, hearts and flocks but there are so many considerations beyond species to work through. I must say this topic was brought to me by our dear friend Eva Kline of the famed K K Koral. It is something we need to look at when thinking of the addition of a brand new flock member in an established flock. That is the dreaded "quarantine" .
It would be the very rare home that can provide us with "IDEAL" conditions to quarantine an incoming bird. So with this knowledge what can we do? and what is not ok to do? To correctly quarantine a new Parrot you need a room, that is supplied with it's own source of air, preferably filtered intake and exhaust. Many Avian diseases are air-borne. Simply separating a new Parrot from the flock within the same household does not prevent contamination and disease spread through the air, air vents and whenever the door is opened to care for the new comer. The false belief that changing your clothing, shoes etc after caring for the new comer WILL NOT prevent the spread of disease.
By definition all quarantine of Avians is to be done in a building separate from ALL other birds in a flock. It must have it's own air filtration system to prevent spread of airborne disease particles and be tended by someone who does not come into contact with other Parrots during the quarantine period. Separation of the flock and new comer by floors within the same home is not considered fully quarantined. Although changing clothes, shoes and showering before entering and after being in contact with the new fid will work greatly to help stop cross infection.
The recommended method of quarantine suggests that all incoming new flock members have TWO sets of blood testing done at intervals advised by your Veterinarian to screen for Avian diseases. However, unless the Parrot is shedding a virus, a false negative can occur.
NOW FOR TODAY'S QUESTION: what other suggestion do you have for bringing home that new flock member?

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05/22/2015 08:41.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Polly~
I hope you had a great day! I understand why you can't have the dried fruit. I eat it once in a while. I prefer the fresh stuff.
We did some vacuuming today. I really hate that but mom says it's necessary so I put up with it. We got some laundry done also since mom will be gone for a while in the morning. She still has not gone shopping with the gift card dad gave her for Christmas! I suppose one day she will get around to it!! Never seems to be any extra time for that!
I hope your evening is wonderful!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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05/22/2015 08:17.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly
Mom got the recipe, and she thinks it not only looks very tasty but should be something I would enjoy as well. She can't put almonds in hers because Dad is allergic, but she will probably increase the pecans.


I lost Mom to the gym as usual this morning, but she did come home promptly and sit with me even before her shower. Of course, that was because the heater in my room is on the same circuit as the bathroom....she needed to make sure I was warm enough that she could turn mine off first. (Can't run both heaters at the same time without blowing the circuit.) She claims it was because she couldn't wait to see me, but I am not buying it.

I did not get a sunbath today, since once again the temps are in the mid 60s. However this is a three day weekend, which although it means I have to put up with Dad being here for an extra day I do have to admit he is handy for opening the screen door when we come in from a sunbath, and it is supposed to warm up tomorrow or Sunday at the latest. So I guess I will let him stick around.

Kiddo

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05/22/2015 02:48.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Polly
Making this a short blog... I got BC issues !!! I will blog you Monday...My secretary is out of town this weekend.

Love your buddy
Panther
V4U...

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05/22/2015 11:16.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitting By on a Friday
Happy Friday.
Hope you have a blessed day
~Wings Up~
Flitzer and Dad

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05/22/2015 03:51.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly
well its 44 degrees right now and feels more like snow weather. no wonder they tell you not to plant until after memorial day.

mom has to take apart the outside grill and clean out the pipes because they say if you leave them outside the pipes get clogged with spider webs and can cause an explosion

love Cori

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05/21/2015 10:05.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly and Zippy
Hello everybirdie, Sweetie here this cool, but sunny Thursday. I apologize for not getting this blog out to you yesterday but we care having serious problems with BC right now.
It is definitely a good sign that so many have made long-term arrangements for us fids. It is something humans don't like to think about, death and being away from us, but since so many of us are very long-lived it is vital we all are provided for. A recent incident set this fact out from all othrs when one of our own BC friends was rushed to the hospital unconscious. There was talk prior to this eventful day about having contact numbers but the other person delayed to provide them. When the situation happened there was no one to call to care for the two fids left int he apartment alone. This could have been all avoided with proper per-planning.
At the very least everyone should take the time to list all their fids in a notebook. Including their ages, sexes, and every important fact about each one including foods, care facts and anything else that would matter should we be unable to provide for them. This notebook should be placed in a safe location; easily found by someone in a stressful situation. Tell family, friends etc where to find the book, or if you have a "care-provider" designated make certain they are aware of it and where to find the notes. Have contact numbers included for any family, friends etc and your Veterinarian.
In this situation mentioned we were able to work from Canada in behalf of our American friend. The birds were cared for by a close friend. The whole situation could have been smoother, and less stressful on our part with the necessary information in advance. Stop to imagine if things were different and no one was notified to care for the bird for the week their owner was hospitalized. Not a pretty thought. Sometimes we figure that family knows how to care for our fids. But in an emergency do they really know everything they should? In the event of our death, who will take care of the fids? Do these individuals know this in advance? Many times Companion Parrots are left to people who do not really want them and they end up sold, given away or handed over to a rescue to "deal with". As a Parrot lover and Parront we are responsible for their welfare even in our absence.
Having a living will, or a notarized paper telling all the details relevant to our flock will save alot of guess work later on for those responsible for our estates. We will have the peace-of-mind knowing we have placed our baby's into caring, informed hands and provided for their future without us. No one likes to dwell on death, but once we take care of this most important part of "ownership" of a Companion Parrot(s) we will be able to continue to enjoy every day we have here on Earth with them. Up dates to the notebook are important. Noting any behavior changes, issues or medical problems as they occur is also helpful for their future care-giver.

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05/21/2015 09:24.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Polly
It's almost the Memorial Day weekend ! The unofficial start of summer - and we're under a frost warning ! While dad was busy closing windows last night and pulling out the warm blankets, mom was dragging the planters from the patio in . . . jeeesh - doesn't mother nature understand summer ?

No big plans this weekend - although, last night as I was playing on mom she said something about a pedicure . . . you don't think she meant me do you ? I love my talons !

How's aunt Karen's knee feeling ? Is she able to get up and about comfortably yet ? You know, if you mess with the sewing machine, maybe she won't be able to fix it !

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05/21/2015 04:10.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Thursday
Hello from King Flit-Flit!
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Dad and Uncle Geno watched two movies in a row the other night:
The first film, "SAFETY LAST" (1923) with Harold LLoyd -they couldn't stop laughing.
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The second film, "THE NORMAL HEART" (about AIDS) -they couldn't stop crying.
Humans are silly creatures.

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Cool but sunny today. Dad is going to the first Cookout of the Season with friends.
Hope he brings back something yummy for me.
~Wings Up~

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05/21/2015 03:36.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Polly~
I hope you are having a fun day! Well done with the raisin! Why can't you have dried fruits anymore? Is it the hormonal thing? I eat dried papaya and mango sometimes. I like to put them in my water bowl and get them hydrated before I eat them! Yesterday mom gave me a Special K flake and dried strawberry. It was good! Never had a dried strawberry before!
Have a fabulous day!!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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05/20/2015 02:38.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly
My mom has never heard of baked oatmeal, but she thinks it sounds interesting. And homemade oatmeal cookies are my favorite treat. Mom would love to get your mom's "altered" recipe (she loves to add eggstra stuff too!).

Well, the weather geeks claim it is only 69 degrees outside today, but Mom and I went out at 11:30 and sat in the sun. It was just perfect and plenty warm, so that shows how much they know. They are not showing any rain in our forecast now, and that is really a disappointment. We sure could have used it. Supposed to be cooler thru Sunday, but Mom will continue to check since they were so far off today.

Then we shared a plate of the mushroom, zucchini and rice mix Mom made yesterday, and she added a dollop of cottage cheese to it to up the protein content. It worked really well for Mom's taste buds, and I love the stuff so it was fine by me.

Mom will be taking off to the gym just before 4 for training with Becky, but zumba remains iffy. Mom loves Jolene the new instructor for that 5PM class, but she won't be there today due to prior commitments. If they have a crummy sub, Mom will just come on home. You know what I am hoping for!

Kiddo

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05/20/2015 12:58.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Wednesday
Flying By With Mischief In My Eye
~Wings Up~

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05/20/2015 03:16.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning Polly
Happy Humpday ! Well, mom got everything set up for the NYS Science Assessment - and got home just as the day started heating up ! It was chilly all day and then around 4:00, up to near 80 ! Now we're back in the 40's this morning with a high only in the low 60's for today - crazy weather !

How's aunt Karen's knee ? Probably too difficult for her to do anything with the sewing machine right ? (wink, wink)

I'm looking forward to the long weekend already ! It means more Cookie time - it's also the official start of the countdown to summer vacation ! ! ! Even though mom has been invited to the cathedral for ordination - one of her former students is being ordained and she always stayed in touch with his mom after he left 4th grade. In high school he continued drama club and mom always went to see his shows . . .

Have a great day friend ! love Cookie

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05/20/2015 02:08.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly
mom always places dug up bulb in paper bags for the winter. sometimes dad sees the bags and thinks its trash and throws them out.

it was a beautiful day today and after mom finished trimming the forsythia off of the road so the township doesn't come and hack them away she was going to take us outside but as she was dragging all the cut branches she saw the neighbor with his pesticide canister strapped to his back spraying his rocks with the wind blowing it right on our property so that put an end to us getting outside.

love Cori

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05/19/2015 10:01.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly
Well, this has been a pretty nice day so far. Best part? Mom played hooky on zumba and stayed home with me. Worst part? She then decided to take a nap and I lost her for 45 minutes, but that beats the two hours she would have been at the gym.

And it is indeed warmer today, and the clouds burned off completely a little after noon. So by 1PM Mom and I were in the front yard catching some rays. Mom had to spoil it somewhat by deciding it was time to feed Ms. Gardenia Tree, which means she ran over to the garage for the food and tools. However she sang out to me while she was out of sight for a minute, so I didn't think she had abandoned me. And all in all it was a good sun bath. Funny watching Mom down on her knees working that stuff in to the dirt.

Then Mom came in a made a sorta veggie casserole with mushrooms, zucchini and rice cooked in chicken stock. We started out with me on her shoulder, since she uses cast iron pans so no Teflon worries, but I just couldn't behave and stay there. Mom doesn't like me on the counters, because I am too like to poop there. So back to my room I went. However I got to taste the results! Lots of spices, and so it turned out pretty tasty. She ended up with more rice than she needed, so what does she do? Spoils it by throwing some spinach in there for a second dish. I like the first one, but that green stuff? No Way!

Kiddo

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05/19/2015 02:48.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Polly~
I hope you are having a great day! No collar so I bet you are!
I only take baths in my water bowls! I am not a fan of showers and I won't go near the sink! When it gets very hot mom will put a big bowl of water on the top of my cage and let me splash around if I want to! I usually don't!
We are glad to hear that your mom is not in pain! You tell her to take it easy anyway!! Sometimes the outside looks all healed up but the inside has to heal too!!
Enjoy the day!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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05/19/2015 10:18.26 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Polly & Zippy
Good morning to everybirdie. Sweetie here with our first blog of the week. I have been enjoying this Canadian long weekend to the max. Warm weather, sunny skies, what more could a bird hope for? Maybe anew toy to chew perhaps?
Your responses have been very interesting and informative. Information sharing is after all what BC is all about. When a group of devoted bird lovers get together for any cause, things just have to happen for the better. Bird Channel consists of a wide mix of people and birds from around the world with many common interests but our passion for Companion Parrots is the foremost. The coined phrase crazy-bird ladies/men couldn't be more true then for those on BC.
I have always believed that the Bird Channel members have the power to bring change in the Parrot owning community. We can impact others through our one to one education. Even telling a stranger not to buy "brand A" for their own Parrot is sharing our knowledge and could make a life-changing benefit to even one more Parrot. It has been very encouraging to read the many ways each of you have helped spread the word. It is unfortunate that many have no Parrot Club close by or Rescues in their close vicinity. That does not lessen our ability to be true Parrot Ambassadors right in our own home towns. It is surprisingly easy to strike-up a conversation about Parrots with almost everyone.
It has made me one happily little bird to read how many have spoken to someone in a store about Parrots, even when you got "the-look" for it. When we share exactly what it means to be a Parront, it gives others something to consider before spending their hard earned money. You might just save a Parrots life too. Something we must all remember though. Not all re-homed Parrots are unwanted. Sometimes it becomes in the bird's best interest to re-home them. Not all Companion Parrots found in rescues are there because they are unwanted, sometimes it is quite to the opposite. They were loved so much that the former owner knew they could not keep their beloved friend for various reasons. It is easy to loose sight of this truth in light of the vast numbers found in Rescues and shelters.
In a perfect World all Parrots could remain in their first home forever, or until their owners go to the Rainbow Bridge. In the real World life changes, sometimes quite quickly, almost over-night forcing surrender of pets that are dearly loved. It becomes a heart-breaking situation when owners have no options left, and no where to turn but to a rescue to take in their best buddy.
NOW FOR TODAY"S QUESTION: what permanent plans do YOU have in place for your fids, should something happen to you? What advice would you give someone in this respect?

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05/19/2015 09:12.54 AM Report This Comment  
  "The Clouds of Sils Maria"
"The Clouds of Sils Maria" is in Theaters now - usually smaller theaters that show Independent and Foreign Films.

It should be on DVD in maybe 6 months-to-a-year from now.

==Flitzer==

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05/19/2015 09:11.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Good luck with the Dahlias & Zinnias-Jen Lynn
Hi sweet Polly & Zippy, we woke up in the middle of the night to chilly temps, dad had to get up and shut the doors, brrr! It did however feel so good having a warm breeze blowing through our home when he got back from his errands! I know I saw some sliced watermelon for me, I mostly love the rind, and maybe a little of the red! Have a happy ToosDay dear friend, our love to all in your family, CYA tomorrow...

Much love always from Jenny & our Dallas family

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05/19/2015 07:55.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Polly !
How's aunt Karen and the broken sewing machine ? Maybe it'll take a while to get going again. In the meantime, keep squawking for a bath !

We woke up to rain this morning. At least it's warmer than yesterday - in the 70's, yesterday ended up gloomy and chilly. Mom says it was nice to walk in though - she and dad walk down by the river each evening. Pretty soon, aunt Karen will be up and around too !

Today is a long day for mom - besides the rain which means indoor recess, it's time to set up for the NYS Science Assessment. 21 stations - the kids have to do 3 different experiments - one on speed and velocity, one on measuring and one on the relationship between electricity and magnetism. They love the hands-on ! At least mom is part of the set up and not the take down, so she'll be able to be home early tomorrow :)

Did daddy hear about the transformer fire and oil leak here last week ? Pretty ugly . . .

Hope you have a dry happy day ! love Cookie

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