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Lilac-Crowned Amazon from Warrensburg, MO
(ñ> Billie Jo~Rainforest Raiders' ShortField Bird

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My first daddy and I lived in his house together, just the two of us. Then one day he had a heart attack. All of a sudden I was all alone in Daddy’s house, with only occasional visits from Daddy’s son to give me fresh food and water, and maybe visit for a little while. Daddy was gone for a long time when finally one day, my family told me that Daddy couldn’t take care of me any more and that he wanted to find a really good new family for me to live with. ~~ My new dad was looking on Craig’s list one day and saw the ad that talked about me. Mom had wanted a Lilac-Crowned Amazon for several years. Dad couldn’t resist. So he called my family and made an appointment for him and Mom to meet me. (Actually, they were SUPPOSED to be looking for a new bird for a friend of theirs, but that all changed as soon as they saw me!) ~~ So they packed up all my stuff and I said goodbye to my old house, not really knowing why I was leaving, let alone with these strange humans. When we got to my new home, there were all kinds of other birdies there to greet me! And they all squawked to me and told me about how much fun I was going to have now that I was a part of something called the K Kritter Korral. I think I believe them!

My HatchDay is April 1, 2005.

My new mom registered me on the BirdChannel on March 17, 2010!
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Hi! My name is (ñ> Billie Jo~Rainforest Raiders' ShortField Bird

I am a Lilac-Crowned Amazon from Warrensburg, MO.

My “formal” name is Wilhelmina Josephine Roberta. (Some silly rule Mom has about her fids having three names! …WHATEVER But Mom usually ends up calling me just Billie, or Billie Boop, or Beej, or BJ, or Noisy Beak, or whatever she can think up that’s appropriate to what I’m doing in the moment. Dad calls me Billie-e-e-e-e-- e…

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Lilac-Crowned Amazon

Almonds!!! (I can crack the shell on those all by myself!) And (when Mom raps the shells with pliers first) pecans, walnuts, filberts, and even Brazil nuts; Animal Crackers were new for me in my new flock, but now I scream for them whenever I see the container; HoneyNut Cheerios; and there’s bound to be more the way they eat around here!

If there’s a playstand I can get to … I’M THERE! But, when my cage is the only option, I’m ALL OVER IT!!!

Being surprised! You want to hear an Amazon GROWL? Just come up behind me sometime. Or … try to make me step up! You’re not my daddy? You’re not my perch!

They have all these birdies for me to talk to and learn from. Mom really does want me to be comfortable and feel safe in my new home. She doesn’t push me to do anything I don’t feel comfortable with. She let’s me set my own pace. But she won’t let me get away with some of my old spoiled birdy behaviors either. I have to live by the same rules as everybirdy else.

I will give Mom kisses from my cage when I’m playing outside of it, but I won’t step up for her from anywhere but the floor..

When Life gives you lemons, make lemonade!

Even though I’m still a little confused about why I don’t see my daddy anymore, I’m a happy little birdie in my new flockily with my new mom and dad who are very patient and encouraging, and are just letting me adjust to my new life at my own pace.
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  Hello Billie Jo~
Happy Hatchday!
With love ~ Sugar

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04/01/2014 10:22.26 PM Report This Comment  
  HI BILLIE JO
FLYING BY TO WISH YOU A MOST HAPPY HATCHDAY. HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A BALL CELEBRATING ON YOUR SPECIAL DAY

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04/01/2014 06:48.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Billie Jo
Sending lots of hatch day wishes your way
On your special day. Hope you have the best one yet and many more!
Your friend, Gus (Rip Chi chi)

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

04/01/2014 05:56.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy hatchday Billie Jo
Hope you get LOTS of attention, toys, and TREATS.
Polly

Come visit me, Polly; V4 Peppino 262561 BOTM & Zippy; V4 Peppino 262561 BOTM.

04/01/2014 03:25.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Hatchday team mate, from Jenny Lynn
Happy April Fools Day, I don't have any tricks or jokes to play on anybody, so no worry from me today! We are just now getting on the BC, dad is still working trough some troubling personal issues, but is doing the best he can to cope with new changes in his life! Dad is keeping himself buried in making bird toys, and we literally have many hundreds in our home! Much less activity on BC than normal, and considerably less on FB as well! It is Spring time and outside yard work time, and Spring cleaning going on! I hope you are all having a nice day, and give my love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Love from Jenny Lynn

PS~How do ya like the beautiful pic of Stay Thirsty and I, thanks aunt Denise...

Come visit me, Ziggy Claus is coming to town-My 2nd Christmas!!, Jenny Lynn~with a precious Christmas memory--, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, Angel Christy~I love all the special things..., Ms LaLo~Merry Christmas my friends-I love you!! & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

04/01/2014 01:25.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Hatchday
Hey Billie, hope it's your best hatchday ever and that you get lots of toys, treats, and especially attention today. May you celebrate many more hatchdays to come. Hugs, Falco and the boys

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!.

04/01/2014 11:23.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Billie Jo!
Happy Hatch Day to youuuuuuu! Hope you have a great day with lots of snuggles, toys, treats and a great big cake!
Love,
Raffikki

Come visit me, Raffi & PumBaa say..Merry Christmas EveryBirdie!.

04/01/2014 09:57.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Billie Jo
Wishing you a very HAPPY HATCHDAY and many more. Enjoy your day.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna ~ Merry Christmas & Bailey ♥ RIP.

04/01/2014 09:21.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Billie Jo
Happy 9th Hatchday. Hope it's your best ever. Here's a vote in celebration. May you have lots of treats, toys and attention. Wing hugs and beak kisses, Pearl and Silver.

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

04/01/2014 05:28.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Hatchday !
Well Billie Jo ! I sure do hope today is full of wonderful surprises and no tricks ! Just food, fun, friends, and family :) love Cookie

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

04/01/2014 04:07.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Billie!
Well, baseball for the Amazons is all done with but did we have a good time during the summer or what?! I sure did. And I'm so glad I got to play on the same team as you. You always liven things up in an extra special sort of way. Thanks for the memories.

Here's wishing you a summer that finishes up in fine fashion —

Your friend and teammate,
ALFIE <ª)

Come visit me, Alfie.

08/31/2013 02:37.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Billy Jo~
We have a game today and I hope to see you there! I will be stepping in for Jenny while she is out visiting with Chyna and the McFlock!
I will have lots of snack and drinks for us! I'll be there early with Ceasaur to get some warm ups done! I do hope you can make it! It would be lovely to spend some special time with you!
Hugs ~ Sugar

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08/14/2013 09:45.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Billie Jo~
First I want to say that I sure hope you and your family are safe tonight. There's so many nasty storms brewing in and around your home, I'm honestly quite worried about you. Hang on tight and keep your head low.

As I'm sure you know seeing as the schedule was made right there in your home that we've got our first game tomorrow!! Yippee, we're finally going to get to play. Here's hoping your mitt and wing and your baseball cap are ready to make some impressive waves tomorrow. I'll be looking for you at the stadium.

Your buddy, your pal,
A <ª)

Come visit me, Alfie.

05/19/2013 08:19.20 PM Report This Comment  
  GO RAINFOREST RAIDERS!!!!
And GO Billie Jo Bobbi!!

YaYyyyyY!

Alfie <ª)

Come visit me, Alfie.

04/05/2013 04:00.20 PM Report This Comment  
  HI BILLIE!!!
Just so glad we were able to come by and wish you a happy day that is certainly what we BC friends look forward to doing whenever there is an occasion to do so....Hope you are having a nice Tuesday....Here is another vote for you...With many birdie wing hugs to you.....Cydney :o)

Come visit me, Cydney LOVES RAFFI !!!!, Sam, Angel Cinnamon (R.I.P.), Stormy & Princess IS MARRIED TO TWEETY!!!.

04/02/2013 05:34.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Wow!
That's terrific news about you learning to step up! You'll be glad you did, trust me! We had a 'tiel here who was so scared he never wanted to come out of his cage, but he and mom had a good relationship anyway. She would sit by him, talk to him, and they would whistle back and forth. We were all sad when Buddy passed away, but we knew we had done our best for him. But your news is happy! Is that a new hat I see in your gallery? Is it for the derby this year? I'm wearing my new hat today, too. Hugs, Falco

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!.

04/02/2013 07:25.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Billie Jo
Flying by to wish you a HAPPY HAPPY HATCHDAY and many more. Hope you enjoy your special day.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna ~ Merry Christmas & Bailey ♥ RIP.

04/01/2013 10:59.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Billie Jo!
Happy Hatchday to you!
Happy Hatchday to you!
Happy Hatchday dear Billie Jo Bobbi,
Happy Hatchday to you!
And many more~~~

I hope you have a wonderful Hatchday! Oh my, your colors are so pretty!

Hugs, Peatree

Come visit me, Dobby, Angel Devynn (RIP), Peatree, Bellatrix, Jester Bean, Honey, Angel Hermione (RIP), Angel Dudley (RIP), Precious, Angel Weasley & Angel Jacob (RIP) & Pretty Bird Paintings.

04/01/2013 09:40.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Billie Jo Bobby
Happy Hatchday!!!I hope you had a great day that was full of many treats and a new toy or two.

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04/01/2013 08:17.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Billie Jo Bobbi,
Happy 8th Hatchday. Here's a vote in celebration. May you have lots of treats, toys and attention. It's nice to meet such a pretty bird.

Wing hugs and beak kisses, Pearl and Silver.

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

04/01/2013 07:33.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Billie Jo Bobbi!
Stopping by with a very Happy Hatchday cake made for you by Lizzie herself, and I got to frost it!! Of course you know it comes with all kinds of wishes for everything wonderful and good for you, too!

Happy Happy Hatchday to you!
Kaji and Lizzie

Come visit me, Kaji ~ Vote PEPPINO #262561 for BOTM in January!.

04/01/2013 07:16.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi BillieJo Bobbi
Somebirdy told us it was your birdday and we are here to wish you a very
happy birday and hope you have many many many more!! Chi chi & Gus

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

04/01/2013 06:35.13 PM Report This Comment  
  •H•A•P•P•Y• •H•A•T•C•D•A•Y• !!
Ahh, Billie Jo Bobbi! Here it is your hatchday and I'm not prepared for it at all. I should've had flowers or a present or something to give you in honor of your 8th celebration. How about a hug as an IOU certificate? *Alfie wraps his wings around his friend and gives her a squeeze.*

I'm hoping there was something extra special about this day for you. Maybe YOU gave the gift today and stepped up for your mom once more. I know how tickled that's been making her.

Here's to the year ahead as you work on that 9th year of life.
Best Wishes

Your friend,
ALFIE <ª)

Come visit me, Alfie.

04/01/2013 06:34.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Hatchday BillieJo !
I hope it's filled with wonderful things - family, food, fun, friends, food . . . enjoy it :)

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

04/01/2013 05:22.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Hatchday Billie Jo Bobby
Hope you get all the attention, toys, and TREATS you deserve.
What a PRETTY bird you are.
Polly

Come visit me, Polly; V4 Peppino 262561 BOTM & Zippy; V4 Peppino 262561 BOTM.

04/01/2013 05:21.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Hatchday Miss Billie Jo Bobbie
Sam smiles meekly at Miss Billie. He has a wing behind his back & clears his throat. I know I've never met you before Miss Billie, but a little birdy told me it was your Hatchday. When I heard you are a lovely lilac crowned Amazon, Mom begged me to come over so we could actually SEE one! Sam brings his wing around with a bouquet of lilac flowers & hands them to Miss Billie. I hope you have a wonderful hatchday & many many more to come! Sam whispers "you are so beautiful you take my breath away!" Sam blushes and hurries away for Miss Billie has lots of birds in line to give her their hatchday greetings! SamIAm heads off for another adventure!

Come visit me, Silver Sluggers Page Where Greyt Things Happen & Vote Peppino BOTM 262561 Miss Falco in The KB!.

04/01/2013 04:35.02 PM Report This Comment  
  HI BILLIE!!!
Just flying by to wish you a very HAPPY HATCHDAY.....Please enjoy your day....You certainly are a beautiful Lilac-Crowned Amazon......Here is another vote for you....With many birdie wing hugs to you....Cydney :o)

Come visit me, Cydney LOVES RAFFI !!!!, Sam, Angel Cinnamon (R.I.P.), Stormy & Princess IS MARRIED TO TWEETY!!!.

04/01/2013 04:05.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Billie Jo Bobbi
flying by to wish you a very happy hatchday. hope you have the best time ever celebrating your special day. love Cori and Boo Boo

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl, CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO VOTE PEPPINO BOTM 262561.

04/01/2013 02:40.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Miss Billy Jo~
Sugar here to perform the hatchday song, just for you! Are you ready????

AHEM~
LA LA LA LA~~

Happy Hatchday to you! cha cha cha
Happy Hatchday to you! cha cha cha
Happy Hatchday dear, beautiful, wonderful Billy Jo!
Happy Hatchday to you! cha cha cha
And Many Moooooooore~~~CHA CHA CHA

I do hope you have the most perfect hatchday ever!
Hatchday Hugs ~ Sugar

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar and Pippo~Vote for Peppino 262561 EVERYDAY! & The Calendar Page~December Birthstone ~ Tanzanite.

04/01/2013 12:42.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Hatchday!
Hey Billie, hope it's your best ever! Hugs, Falco and the boys

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!.

04/01/2013 10:38.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Billie Jo Bobbi ~
Wow...you're beautiful! Don't think we've met before, but I do know some of your flockmates. I heard today is your hatchday and wanted to fly by and wish you a happy one.

♫ Happy Hatchday to you....Happy Hatchday to you...Happy Hatchday dear Billie Jo Bobbi....Happy Hatchday to you....and many more....! ♫

Here's wishing you a fun day filled with lots of love and treats! Leaving you a vote with a sparkling candle in it, so don't forget to make a wish ~

Love,
Pico

Come visit me, Poco, Pico, Bindi - R.I.P. ♥ & Skittles - R.I.P. ♥.

04/01/2013 08:30.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Easter Miss Billie!
Doesn't a special day of celebration like this just make you want to sing your heart out! We have much to sing about since that grave did not hold Christ inside.

I hope you and your dear family are enjoying an extra measure of JoY, Happiness and HOPE on this Easter Sunday.

Alfie <ª)

Come visit me, Alfie.

03/31/2013 09:45.18 AM Report This Comment  
  Well Hello Miss Billie Jo <ñ)
First off and right away, I'm honored to be here on your page in avatar form. It's certainly okay with me that you absconded off with it. I wasn't doing much with it anyway. :) Truth be told, it's nice to be in Mo's company again. Sometimes him so much I feel more blue than Amazon green. Do you ever feel that way about anything? The fact you're stepping up for your Momma more these days says to me that you may well be feeling a spring in your step! That could sort of be a pun, couldn't it. Wow, I almost made a funny! Must be your company that inspires that.

With the blessed Easter holiday just hours away I'd like to say Happy Easter to you and your family, Billie Jo. I hope blessings abound both in your hearts and all around you as we celebrate a miracle that gives us all hope.

Thank you for your visit. I liked it very much.
Your Special Featheriend
ALFIE <ª)

Come visit me, Alfie.

03/25/2013 05:29.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Billie Jo
I heard some exciting news about you yesterday! Way to go! for stepping up and hanging out with your Mom for awhile. That's pretty special and I bet you made her day when you did that. Hope you get to try it out again soon.

Later~
Alfie <ª)

Come visit me, Alfie.

03/15/2013 04:23.13 AM Report This Comment  
  •~~Happy Valentine's Day~~•
Here, I picked a candy heart out just for you.


~ :) ~
HEART
DAY

Come visit me, Alfie.

02/14/2013 10:17.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Miss Billie
Oh my. Your profile picture, it's, well, stirred up some latent emotions. There are days I miss that Mo so much, it hurts. I try and keep busy but during those times in a day when I was used to doing stuff with him, I find myself feeling quite lonely. That Jungle-Call time is the worst. It's just no fun to work up a racket all by yourself. And so I don't most of the time but every once in awhile I forget and give it a try, only to be reminded it's not the same without Mozart. You were always so sweet to him, something I know made him feel extra special. Thanks for that, Billie Jo.

I'm here because I just saw the OFFICIAL list of the 2013 RAINFOREST RAIDERS team and with you there in the short field position, I say we're going to have the best year ever! With Elvis on first and me and second, there's no hope of a ball getting by the three of us! No way!

Looking forward to playing the game again with you, BJB. But even though it's a long while yet before we start up our practice sessions, let's not be strangers till then. Okay? Okay!

Amazon High Five!
ALFIE <ª)

Come visit me, Alfie.

10/08/2012 11:38.32 AM Report This Comment  
  BILLIE JO!
I'm SO excited for you! What a monumental step forward you've taken. Your heart, it must be singing with joy following this touching moment you've had with your Momma. I dare say, something must be in the air that's affecting us Amazons. I too have felt an overwhelming desire to be in closer contact with my mom. Whatever it is that's inspiring us to make the human connection, I think it's a good thing, Billie Jo. A very good thing. I bet your momma's still all smiles over the treat of your company yesterday. I know I would be if a pretty little girl like you chose to come with me. Something tells me you're going to surprise her again, and in the near future. We get a taste of closeness with a special human and find we want more of it.

Whatever it takes to make that flighted trip to your Momma, I'm wishing it for you by the wingful.

I'm so glad you stopped by and shared your thrilling story with me. Any time you've got something that's just bursting to be told, feel free to pop by my page. I'm more than happy to listen!

Your Zon~Friend,
ALFIE <ª)

Come visit me, Alfie.

05/21/2012 11:46.01 AM Report This Comment  
  Thank you Billie Jo
... for your company. And the flowers too. They're beautiful. I'm sure Mo would say the same, that the flowers are beautiful and your company's a pleasure, but I also think he'd say that you're a beauty too. He was a Zon of few words. Actually, I never heard him say a single human word or sound affect. I suspect, had he had more time, he'd have learned that handy little wolf whistle we boyz like to toss out to a pretty girl. It would've come in handy in letting you know he thoughy you were wonderful.

*Alfie puts a wing around Billie Jo's shoulder and pulls her in closer.*

Thanks for being a special friend to Mo, or rather Mr. Mozart as I heard you calling him. I know your admiration of him made him feel a kind of special he'd not felt in a long, long time, if ever. Your friendship was very likely a wind beneath his flightless wings. I know you made his heart soar with happiness! There were times after a baseball game it almost seemed as if that guy skipped home instead of limped. Thanks for how you lifted his spirits.

Thanks to for sharing in this miserable feeling of missing Mo. It's not so painful when there's company in the sadness.

*Alfie places a gentle kiss on Billie Jo's cheek.* Consider that a thank you from me... or a good bye kiss from Mo if you'd like.

And then the two Amazons continue to sit quietly, gazing upon the flowers in the center of the room...

Come visit me, Alfie.

04/23/2012 04:50.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ms Billie
Sending you wishes for a HAPPY HAPPY HATCHDAY and many more. Enjoy your special day.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna ~ Merry Christmas & Bailey ♥ RIP.

04/01/2012 09:27.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Billie Jo Bobbi!
Happy, Happy Hatchday to you, lovely gal! You sure a pretty with that lilac in your feathers! Stopping by with a cake made by Lizzie herself, and wishes from us both that you always have love, happiness, and everything you could ever want, and more!

Happy Hatchday!
Lizzie and Kaji

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