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I took Norman to the vet to get his trims. I mentioned to the vet about how Petfinder finally had a local bird rescue in Rio Rancho. Her eyes lit up and asked if I was considering adopting a bird. I said yes but was concerned how Norman would respond having been top/only birdie for so long. She asked me to wait for a minute and brought in Jude who was abandoned at the office when his owner moved out of town. According to the vet,his cage looked like it had never been cleaned. He was never let out of his cage and he had wing injuries that were never taken care of. Jude had spent close to a month at the vets office before I adopted him. Now he has a new forever home with Norman and me..

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Hi! My name is Jude

I am an Indian Ring-Necked Parakeet from Albuquerque, NM.

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21 years old   M

Indian Ring-Necked Parakeet

Grapes, popcorn, green beans

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My new mom keeps singing that Beatle's song.

She gave me a forever home. I have a clean cage with plenty of toys and I am free to venture out of my cage when mom is there to supervise me.

I like to imitate Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles' head sways..

Hey Jude, take a sad song and make it better. Remember to let her into your heart, then you can start to make it better. Na na na na na na na na na na na Hey Jude..

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  Hi Jude
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 08:17.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jude~
I hope you had a great day too! It got cloudy and cooler here today so I don't think anyone is missing the pool. They painted it today and then put the lights and the filter covers back on. It is now ready for water when it dries.
Mom has to drive Jennifer down to her dads house tomorrow. The doctors have been checking him ever since he has the heart attack and found he has a leaky heart valve. He is going to have to have surgery to fix it and Jennifer is worried. Mom thinks it will be okay since they do so many of those kinds of surgeries. They haven't scheduled it yet but we keep him in our prayers everyday.
Mom went over to Costco today and it was very crowded. They had all the registers open so it really didn't take long to get out of there. She brought back some lovely blueberry muffins and Mandy, Merlin and I shared one! Yes, the cat likes blueberry muffins!
I hope your evening is just wonderful! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/22/2015 08:07.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jude~
I hope you had a great day. Mine was pretty good. Mom was busy with chores and spent some time looking for recipes for veggies. She found some really great ones so it as time well spent.
The pool is still empty. The lights from the bottom are sitting along side it. They plastered it so I think now they have to smooth it out again and then paint it blue again. It was warm here today so I think everyone is anxious for that pool to be open!
I hope your evening is just perfect!
Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/21/2015 09:41.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jude~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It is sunny and pretty here.
I've been watching all day to see if they are going to put the water back in the pool but it hasn't happened yet. They plastered it yesterday so I guess they have to wait a while before they put the water back in! Maybe tomorrow.
It's mom's "friday" tonight and then we get our weekend. Don't know if we are going to do anything special but mom is just glad she will be able to sleep when it's dark! She is such a dork!
Enjoy your evening!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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05/20/2015 04:54.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jude~
I hope you are having a fun day!
The guys are still over there fixing the pool so I still don't know how they are going to fill it. I hope they do it soon because I really want to know! It's funny how we never really paid attention to it before. You can tell that no one here goes swimming! It wasn't a selling point when we rented our apartment. They allowed big dogs and had dog parks so they were a winner as far as we were concerned. The rules have changed since we moved in. They still allow big dogs but I guess they have to okay it first. Same with exotics, which is me! They said we are grandfathered in so it doesn't affect us!
I hope you have the most wonderful day ever!! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/19/2015 10:49.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jude~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It's very pretty here and suppose to get up into the 70's. Mom is hoping it gets warm enough to open the windows and get some fresh air in here!
There are men in the pool doing some kind of blasting. At first it was interesting but it looks like the blasting is done and they are just walking around in it at the moment. I never got to see them drain it but I sure would like to see them fill it up! That would be cool!
I hope your day is just perfect! Leaving a vote and a hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/18/2015 12:02.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jude~
I hope you are having a great Sunday! Isn't it exciting that there may be a triple crown winner this year! Hasn't been one for a very long time!
My Governor declared a Drought Emergency for the entire state this weekend. I'm not having a drought but over on the other side of the mountain they are. Not enough snow this year to fill up the lakes and rivers over there!
They have already decided to use the water on the crops that would be too hard to replant, like pears and apple groves. They are even talking about catching the salmon, putting them in tank trucks and driving them to the spawning grounds! I'd love to see that! At least they are planning ahead. We are going to figure out how we can conserve around the house. Mom found out that using the dishwasher is more efficient than hand washing and that paper plate are not recyclable! Bummer!
I hope you enjoy the day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/17/2015 12:03.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jude~
I hope you had a wonderful day! Mom decided we would be lazy this morning so we had snacks while mom sat on the bed and talked to Aunt Theresa for a while. It was fun! I had some pizza crust and Mandy and Merlin had their cookies! We had breakfast later on.
Mom had to go out to the market today and it took a long time. There were lots of people out today! She got me some lovely fruit and veggies so I suppose it was okay that she left.
We got the living room cleaned and some chicken cooked and now it's time for me to get some notes out! We are watching an interesting show about the Science of Dr. Who. It's a lecture by Brian Cox who is a British Physicist. It's very interesting and mom can actually understand it.
Mom is driving Jennifer back down to her dad's house tomorrow. Her dad is doing better so that is good!
There is a fair at the St. Martin's University down there and Jennifer is going with her dad and Maddie too. I hope they have fun.
Have a wonderful evening!! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/15/2015 08:09.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jude~
I hope your day was perfect! Yesterday I was not able to get on BC when mom had time to do my notes! She cleaned in the morning and said we could get notes done when she was done! Well, that turned out to be a bad idea!!!hahahahaha
We had rain this morning but it cleared up and turned out to be a very nice day. We even opened the window! Mom got a pizza for dinner and I had 2 pieces of crust!
Mandy has been moving around more the last 2 days and seems to enjoy hanging out in front of my cage. That's good news!
Tonight we are watching a movie and getting my notes done before I hit the night cage. It's our weekend and we are going to enjoy every minute of it!!
Enjoy your evening! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/14/2015 08:36.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jude~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It's very pretty up here. We have lots of chores to get done today so I will be supervising. I am very good at supervising.
Mom has to work for 3 hours tonight for a Mother's Day sale. I'll be sleeping when she is gone and she will still be able to get some sleep when she is done, so it's all good.
It's movie night so I am looking forward to some popcorn and something interesting to watch!!
Enjoy your day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/08/2015 07:51.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jude~
I hope you are having a great day! Absolutely nothing interesting going on here but I did want to stop by to say hello.
I took a shower and sent the cat running for the hallway! HA! I have such power over him!hahahahahaha
Mom stopped at Starbucks when she took Jennifer to work. She has a free drink on her card so she got one of the big fancy ones. She doesn't drink coffee and the ice tea is what she usually gets, so she got a big Strawberry and Creme frap with whipped cream! She brought me back a blueberry scone! Scones are better than those foo foo drinks anyday!
Enjoy your day and I do hope it's just perfect!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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05/06/2015 01:28.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jude~
I hope you are having a great day! It's another pretty on up here!
Yesterday was such a crazy day! Dad had to go back on the road and getting him ready and out he door is a nightmare! He really should pack up the night before! They were out the driveway and half way down the street when dad told mom he forgot his phone. Mom drove back and dad rushed upstairs, only he couldn't find it! It was packed in his bag!hahahahahaha
Dad is on his way to Utah but only made it as far as Idaho! There is a sensor in the truck that says the truck is out of coolant. This shuts the truck off and dad can't restart it! He checked the coolant and it is fine! They can't get a repair truck out there until tomorrow so dad is spending the day in Idaho! Luckily he is at a truck stop with food and it's not hot there. He can't run the A/C when the truck won't start! Who knew there were so many gadgets on trucks these days? Just more stuff to breakdown!
I hope your day is wonderful and that you get to do lots of fun stuff!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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05/03/2015 11:58.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jude
Hello everybirdie, Sweetie here. I am May's BOTM candidate and wish to ask for your participation in this month. I want to talk about US. The BC birdies, our flockilies and our homes, and most of all how we got to be there. Now, before you decide that isn't fun, just wait and see. There are so many BC birdies, and each of us have our very own past history. We all began somewhere, but today we live and are loved exactly where we are at this very moment. The question is "How did you end up where you are?"
This is my story which many of you already will recall. I was born in Nova Scotia, Canada in 2013. I was purchased as a birthday gift for my former owner who was turning sixteen at the time. She had exact requirements she wanted in her new friend. She wanted a girl, and it had to be a blue-Crowned Amazon. The search was on for a baby to fit these requirements and after extensive on-line hunting her Mom found me and my sister for sale from a breeder several provinces away.
At three months old I arrived in Toronto, Ontario and met my new owner and her family for the very first time. It was instant love and I moved into their home and hearts right away. I was like a little sister in this family of three.
Because I am a rescue, My new forever Momma Deb does not know all that took place beyond here, except for the information that was shared when I was surrendered to my Momma Deb. I was obviously well loved, and spoiled. I would lay for hours on my back in their hands, snuggled and kissed and I loved it. My hatchday is April 13th, so on that day we had a party, and there are photos of me with a birthday cake and hat on. Sadly on April 23 of 2014 I fell or some how broke my leg while my owners were away at work and school. When they arrived home they found me laying on the cage floor, with a clean break. I had broken my leg bone in half, and was unable to climb or stand.
I was taken to a Vet who examined my leg and confirmed it was severely injured and would require surgery to put pins in to aid in healing. Unfortunately due to communication problems and lack of finances they were unable to do this operation then, when it would have fixed my broken leg. They tried to help me, as best they could, by taping in with Vet wrap but unfortunately did more harm then they realized. In desperation I was given to my Momma Deb who promised to do everything she could to help me. My parents gave Momma Dr "Z"'s name and number, where I had gone that first evening. He agreed to see me, and do what he could. When Momma Deb removed the wraps at his advice, she knew it was not good. My leg was dying because of incorrect wrapping. Dr "Z" operated on my leg and was forced to amputate it at the hip. THANKS to all our BC friends who helped pay for this surgery I am alive and healthy today.
"HOW did you get to be in your home?

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05/01/2015 08:25.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jude~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! Dad took over the computer yesterday to watch the West Wing so I never got to get my blogs done! I suppose I have to share it with him since he bought it! He has seen the West Wing several times but is watching it from start to finish again!
I got to watch Thor 2 last night! Ian and Jennifer have been watching all the Marvel movies in order leading up to the Avenger 2 release tonight! Since they were starting them when mom left for work, I had to go to the night cage and missed them all!
Mom, Ian and Jennifer are going to the 8pm showing! Dad didn't want to go so he'll be here with me, Mandy and Merlin. I will get to see it when it is released on Blue Ray. I can't wait because I know it will be very exciting! They are all very exciting movies and you know how much I love watching things blow up!
Today will just be more chores once I'm done with my note!
I hope your day is just perfect!!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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04/30/2015 10:31.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jude
We are working on an amazing on-line auction for 2015. We will have lots of cool Parrot related items including toys from Chuey"s Chewable Bird Toy Creations, Art work prints and portraits and much more.
We are looking for businesses and individuals who would like to donate a new or GENTLY USED and LOVED item for our auction to help the Parrots at New Wings Bird Rescue and Sanctuary.
If you have an item(s) you'd like to donate please PM us.
We will require the size, quantity of the item, whether it is new or Gently used. Also if you will pay the shipping or the winning bidder is responsible to pay it.
Stay tuned for more details and an upcoming list of available items to bid on. The list will be updated as donations come in!

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04/29/2015 06:23.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jude~
Thank you so much for the congrats! I sure was surprised but it was a nice surprise!
The email from BC said that I should get a special treat today since I'm BOTD so I think mom should get out to the kitchen and start making some pancakes!!
Enjoy your day!!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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04/28/2015 11:04.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jude~
I hope you are having a fantastic day! We are getting mom ready to head back to work tonight. She'll have to work 6 days this week but then she will have a 3 day weekend! YAY! They are going to go see Avengers II! I will have to wait for the DVD since I hear that movie theaters are not a good place for birds!
I have been busy this morning deleting birds from the hatchday list and the memorial list. I usually delete a bird who has not been on BC for a year since I figure after a year they probably aren't coming back. Today I had several request from flocks to delete their names. Some of their pages have been deleted also. They have other projects they are going to be working on and will not have the time for the BC right now. If you see a friend missing from the list, I did not mess up, it was just a request from the flock!
I hope your day is spectacular and that you get to do lots of fun things!!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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04/23/2015 12:04.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi ya Jude~~
I hope you had a wonderful day! Mom went off to get the oil changed in the car and the guy pointed out that one of mom's tires is going bald. I guess she is going to have to go get a few new tires when she is off on Wednesday. Always seems to be something with the car!!!
She went to the market after that to get me more apples! I had to wait for my apple snack and I was not a happy bird! I'm giving her a break since she has been sick and was having a hard time keeping up with everything!
I hope you have a great evening!! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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04/17/2015 07:45.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jude~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It's sunny and windy here. We had to put the fireplace on for a bit just to warm up the living room. We got a bit of cold weather for a few days but since they really needed the extra snow in the mountains I am just fine with it.
Mom had to renew Merlin's "Home Again" chip this morning. They charge $17.99 a year but that is not bad at all. With him being such a crazy cat it is necessary to keep all the info updated just in case he does get out. Everyone has learned to be vigilant when he is around so hopefully it is a service we never have to use.
Mom is feeling much better today. We have some cleaning up to do and then she needs to stop by the market. No bread or milk in the house!! Mandy will be getting a bath also. Then mom will be back to work tonight. She is not going to work on Friday night since there really isn't any reason to. She'll just take a vacation day for Sunday night.
I hope your day is just perfect!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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04/14/2015 12:50.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jude~
I hope you are having a great day! BC seems to be okay now. At least we could still leave note if you could get to the page that is! It was getting a bit difficult to navigate around here. We don't know much about web sites but I would guess with one this big there would be problems every once in a while!
Not much going on around here. Mom has has a cold for the last week and she is pretty boring when she has a cold. The skin bro went to the market for her and brought me back a really good apple! We should send him over there more often! He got mom more ice cream too. She only feels like eating ice cream, pudding and applesauce! I think she is just using her cold as an excuse to get more ice cream! She loves that stuff and we really need to make sure she doesn't overdo it!
I hope you all enjoy your day!
Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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04/11/2015 01:37.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jude~
I hope you are having a great day! Yep! This is a new one for BC. Blogs invisible and not updating! Very creepy! I can not update anything~no Calendar, no BOTD list! I was able to ad Jake's royal portrait thought only is doesn't always show up when I go to look!! I'm pretty sure it's there!
I had a seagull come visit outside my window this morning. They usually hang out at the Burger King up the street mooching french fries from people! Mom says it heard me making all this noise and came to see what was the matter! I don't believe her at all! I think she is just trying to make me be quiet but when the joy wants to come out, I let it out!hahahahaha
Enjoy your day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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04/08/2015 12:14.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jude~
I hope you had a great day! Mom is off tonight but has to work Thursday night. She is not exactly thrilled about it but she has no choice.
I had a great Easter with pizza for dinner and I got a new little stuffed bunny. He is beige with big brown velvet ears. I have not decided what to call him yet but I'll figure something out!
Mom said her store had a whole lot of candy left over. I wonder if the store bought too much or if people are just not eating as much candy???
I hope your evening is just wonderful! I am leaving a vote and a big hug just for you!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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04/06/2015 07:17.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jude~
Happy Easter! I hope you are having a great day!
We are having pizza today!!! I know it's not the traditional Easter meal but we had the traditional one on Tuesday when dad was home! We took a vote and pizza is what everyone wanted! Well, mom didn't really care. She has a cold and just wanted something that wasn't fussy!
I hope your Easter is just fabulous!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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04/05/2015 11:26.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jude~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It's been too long since I got blogs out to every bird and I wish I had something exciting to share but it's been rather dull around here.
Dad is home for the day since he had to go to his doctor. Just the usual 6 month check up because of the cholesterol medicine he takes. You would think the cat would be all over him since he doesn't see him much but Merlin is still following mom everywhere. She is the one who feeds us so I can't blame him for sticking close by! You wouldn't want to miss a snack!
I will be having "turtle tank" cleaning duties once mom gets back from dropping Ian off at work. He wasn't suppose to work today but someone called out again! Ian picks up most of his hours that way!
I have the very important job of watching George and Gracie while mom washes the tank. They go into a little box which mom calls there summer home! I watch to make sure they don't escape! Gracie is always wanting to get out although I have no idea where she thinks she is going to go. It's a turtle thing I guess!
I hope your day is just wonderful! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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03/30/2015 11:02.36 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jude~
I hope you are having a great day! My mom has to drive down to Olympia so I will be stuck in my play cage while she is gone. She is leaving me lots of snacks and I have a new toy so I should be just fine. The skin brother is home today too so if I need anything, I can just start screaming and he will come to what is wrong! I have him trained very well!!
There is going to be a memorial for Mario on Sunday at a memorial page that King Flitzer created. The page number is 276082. It is starting at 1pm eastern. I hope you can stop by. His flock is Dixie, Kallie and Peepers. Mario did not have his own page here but I think the memorial is a nice idea.
I hope you have a very awesome day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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03/28/2015 10:20.11 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jude~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It is so beautiful here! It's going to get up to 70 and it's perfectly sunny! Too bad mom has to go back to work tonight! It always seems to happen that way!
Big sales at her store for Easter. Most people wait until the last minute to buy the candy since they would probably eat it if they got it early! Lots of really cute clothes for the kids too. Mom doesn't know if kids still dress up for Easter or not. She and her siblings always did. Her mom would go all out with hats and gloves and little suits for mom's brothers! They would wear them to church and then have to change when they got home so they didn't mess them up while searching for eggs and stuffing chocolate in their mouths! They don't search for eggs anymore but the chocolate thing still happens!hehehehehe
I hope your day is just perfect!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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03/26/2015 12:30.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi ya Jude~
I hope you are having a great day!! Glad to hear it's warmer at your place. We've got rain but nothing strange about that. It's Sunday so we are taking it easy today. Mom has the usual laundry. It is an everyday thing now because the dog isn't able to move around much anymore.
Yesterday dad was getting ready to head back out on the road and it was crazy around here. He didn't finish getting ready until it was nearly time for mom to go to work last night. Dad's terminal is in the same town where mom works so it wasn't out of the way. He is on his way to Phoenix so at least it's warm there.
I hope you enjoy the day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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03/22/2015 11:44.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jude~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! Lots of laundry being done around here since dad is getting ready to go back on the road. He gets to go to Phoenix so at least it is warm there.
I'm snacking on my apple and supervising all the work. I am very good at supervising and I am not shy about adding my opinion when it's needed!
I hope your day is just perfect! Enjoy it!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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03/21/2015 10:52.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jude~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It's almost spring even if it is going to snow in the east again! The news pointed out that New York has had snow as late as May so it's not so weird. It's still going to be spring even if it doesn't look like it outside and that is a reason to celebrate!
I'm really sorry I have not been able to blog as much as I would like! Mandy is losing the use of her rear right leg now and it has become more challenging for mom to take care of her. She doesn't stand up for too long anymore and has to move slowly to get from one room to the next. The vet said this is all part of the disease! Mandy is still eating up a storm so that is good news! Yesterday she did not follow mom down the hall to get me from my night cage and mom was a bit concerned. She then realized that dad was in the kitchen making coffee so Mandy was hanging out there! All of us know that dad is a soft touch when it comes to getting snacks! We just have to give him a pitiful sort of look and he caves and gives us something!hehehehehehe
I do hope you enjoy your day and find a fun way to welcome spring! I think a nice cake would be a good idea! I love cake!
Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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03/19/2015 10:50.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jude~
I hope you are having a great day! That is very cool about the dog showing class! The dog shows are always fun to watch and you get to see breeds you don't normally see at the park or around town. Has your mom decided yet? It does sound like it would be fun and she would get to go to dog shows all over.
Beagles are awesome dogs. Mom had one named Napoleon when she was little but had to give him away. Her brother was a toddler then and kept pulling on Napoleon's ear's and her mom was afraid that Napoleon would bite mom's little brother. Mom sure did miss that dog.
We are having a quiet morning today. Mom has some stuff to get done to get ready to start her workweek tonight. I'm just going to hang out and have some snacks and play with a toy.
I sure hope you enjoy your day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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03/14/2015 09:33.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jude~~
I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday! I have decided to just ignore the whole daylight savings time! If someone needs more daylight then they should just get up early and not force it on the rest of us!hahahahahaha
Mom got the rugs cleaned before I got up. Then I had some waffle with Mandy. Merlin kept howling because he wanted some too but he didn't eat it! Cats are so very strange!
Mandy has to have a bath today and then we are going to clean up the kitchen and then mom is going to bed. She went in an hour early last night so we sort of changed our schedule last night so we don't have to deal with it today.
I hope your day is just wonderful and that you have lots of fun! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love ~ Sugar ♥

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03/08/2015 11:19.02 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jude~~
I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday! I have decided to just ignore the whole daylight savings time! If someone needs more daylight then they should just get up early and not force it on the rest of us!hahahahahaha
Mom got the rugs cleaned before I got up. Then I had some waffle with Mandy. Merlin kept howling because he wanted some too but he didn't eat it! Cats are so very strange!
Mandy has to have a bath today and then we are going to clean up the kitchen and then mom is going to bed. She went in an hour early last night so we sort of changed our schedule last night so we don't have to deal with it today.
I hope your day is just wonderful and that you have lots of fun! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love ~ Sugar ♥

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03/08/2015 11:19.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jude~
I hope you are having a wonderful day. Still spring-like around here. Even the cotton wood trees are already blooming. There are tons of commercials on the radio about how we had such a mild winter and that maybe everyone should buy and A/C for their house since it might be a hot summer!hahahahaha
I just love your profile picture! We green birds have it made when St. Patrick's day comes! You look so awesome in the hat! It's just perfect!
Quite morning so far. Mom is going to take Jennifer down to Olympia so that she can spend the weekend with her dad. He had a heart attack 2 weeks ago but is home now and doing okay. He can't lift or do too much right now so she is going to help with the house cleaning and just keeping him company. Mom won't be gone for too long and then we are going to do some cooking. I am hoping for some lovely birdie bread today!
Mom starts her workweek tonight so I'm sure there will be laundry being done too. I know she already did the bedding and the towels so now she will have to do her clothes. I got a new toy in my playcage so I'll will be busy with that.
Enjoy the day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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03/07/2015 09:45.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jude~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It's still sunny here and not as cold as yesterday. I think that is because the wind stopped! The gardeners are here this morning and busy mowing all the lawns! I have been keeping an eye on them!
What Mandy has is called Degenerative myelopathy. It is very common in German Shepards. It is the same mutated gene that causes Lou Gehrig's disease in humans. Mom spent a lot of time online yesterday researching it and reading blogs from people who had already gone through it with their dogs. Mandy may only have a little time left but mom is going to make sure it's all good times. Right now it's just the left rear leg that is paralyzed but it is already happening to the right one. It will eventually move up to the front legs and then there will be respiratory failure. Mandy can still stand and mom watched several youtube videos on doggy physical therapy so we can keep her muscles strong for as long as possible. When it starts to move to the front we are going to have to let Mandy go. There is no time frame from what could learn. It could be months or it could start to happen overnight. She is in no pain and still eating and playing so we will just keep a good eye on her.
Good news is that the Revolution and the Diatomaceous earth treatments are working! Mom got the food grade earth instead of the flea buster just because it's safer for all of us. Fleas are such a pain in the tail feathers and I must say I am so thankful we birds do not have to deal with that! Mom says that bird are too refined to have fleas!hahahaha
Have a spectacular day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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03/06/2015 01:23.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jude~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! Mom just got back from the vet with Mandy. She has been digging at herself because of the fleas. They put Revolution on her and gave her a pill that will kill the fleas within one hour. Merlin will be going at 3pm today to get his Revolution and some shots too! He is not going to be a very happy cat!
The vet told mom that there is this stuff called Flea Blaster that is all natural and perfectly safe around birds. It will kill all the fleas, eggs and larva that might be in the rug. Mom will be getting some of that today too! We will be flea free within a few days! YES!
Mandy does not have dysplasia. It is a spinal degenerative disease. It is just because of her age and there is nothing they can do. She is not in any pain since it's more like paralysis than arthritis. She can still make it around the house and she is still eating well so he told mom she is doing the right thing. He gave mom some cortalone to help with any inflammation. He was very impressed that mom knew about the "Sling" to help her walk! Thank you so much to Aunt Arlene for that information!
Ian and Mom carried her downstairs and lifted her into the car. She was a bit nervous to begin with but mom put the window down and she was happy!! The vet told mom that when she stops coming along to get me out of my night cage and won't eat then that will be the time to let her go. For now we still have her! Mom is just glad to know that Mandy is not in pain!
Sorry I went on and on!! You can tell we are very happy that for now, Mandy is okay!
Enjoy the day!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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03/04/2015 11:14.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Jude
Thanks for coming by to visit me. I still watch over all my BC friends and family. Giz and I are well and happy here at the bridge, and we help others who come here to feel at home. Hugs, Angel Divo

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02/28/2015 10:59.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jude~
I hope you are having a lovely day! I had a lovely cranberry scone for breakfast so it's been a great day so far! The gardeners are here but since it's raining they are not going to get much done! I suppose that it will be all bush trimming and sweeping today so it won't be too interesting, Suppose I'll have to find someone else to yell at today!
Mom is cleaning today so I will just supervise and wait for the cooking to start and see what is on the menu for the day!
I don't know if you hate the snow or not but it's probably a good thing the mountain got some. We haven't had any over here. The ski resorts are not even open. They were hoping for some today but I don't know if it's going to happen or not. We have had mild winters for 2 years now so I expect we will get nailed next year! I think we had 3 or 4 days where it was down in the 20's but that was it! Mom is okay with it since she hates trying to drive in the ice! Is she was staying home she would love to see some of the white stuff outside!
I do hope you enjoy your day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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02/27/2015 12:43.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jude~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! Thanks so much for the video! That was so funny!! Do you suppose that dog got sick eating all those milk bones? Dogs aren't smart enough to stop when they are full!!! That sure is one smart bird and so helpful too!hehehehehehe
Not much going on around here. Mom is off for the next 2 nights so I suppose she is going to try to catch up on some sleep! Right now we are cooking some ground turkey for the dog's dinner. I think it's icky but the dog seems to like it!
We watched a documentary today about the Oscar's and it was very interesting. They use to tell everyone ahead of time who won so that the winners would show up for the dinner. It is a much bigger deal now then when it first started.
Enjoy your evening! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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02/26/2015 09:39.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jude~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! Dad drives all over the place. He's been in New Mexico a bunch of times. He doesn't usually get to go see the sights because there is no where to park the truck. Mom got to drive through there years ago on her way to visit family in Colorado. You live in an absolutely beautiful place! Mom got to go by Red Rocks Park and it just took her breathe away.
On that trip they spent a night in Santa Fe. Mom drove for about 20 miles the next morning before she realized that she was going the wrong direction!! That's my mom!! Her brother always says that mom can get lost on a one way street!! It was a beautiful 20 mile mistake though!
Enjoy your day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love ya ~ Sugar ♥

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02/23/2015 10:21.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jude~
I hope you are having a great day! Dad is back on the road and it's not New Mexico he was going to, it Colorado! Different story all together. Mom could have sworn he said New Mexico but he tells her he told her it was Pueblo which is in Colorado! Well he got to the yard and they don't think he can make it all the way to Colorado on time so now he is going to Salt Lake City! Good news is that most of the mountain passes between here and there are bare and dry. There is a storm blowing in today but it's mostly wind and it's just not cold enough to snow. We did put the fireplace on for a bit this morning just to warm the room up for me.
Mom is finishing up the laundry and then she'll head off to bed. We had a great weekend but now it's time for the workweek to start! I wish I could be at the Milonga tonight but mom will be sleeping so I won't have a typist! I think I have only made it to one but I always go back on Sunday morning and read all about it!
I hope your day is just perfect! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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