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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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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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  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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02/21/2015 12:24.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jude~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! I finally have some time to get a note out! Dad has been home for a few days and is now getting ready to head out again. He was suppose to go tomorrow but there might be snow in the mountains tomorrow so he is getting a head start to avoid the snow!
Just the usual stuff going on around here. Lots of cleaning up and boring stuff like that. I have kept myself busy with toys and snacks and lots of play time with mom.
I hope your night is just perfect! Leaving a vote and a big hug! Hope you are staying warm! Spring is only 27 days away!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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02/20/2015 06:48.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jude~
I hope you are having a wonderful day!
Happy Valentine's day! Mom is starts her workweek tonight so we are having a little celebration for lunch! There are some yummy apple muffins just waiting for this little zon to sink her beak into them!
We are getting some cooking done and some laundry too. We never seem to run out of laundry for some reason! The dog is going to get another bath and then mom will be off to bed and I'll be off to the night cage to destroy another toy!
Enjoy your day!
Love, hugs and a Valentine vote ~ Sugar ♥

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02/14/2015 02:29.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jude~
I hope you guys are having a great day! Lots of cleaning going on this morning. Mom wishes she did not have to work tonight so she could get more done. She'll be off tomorrow night so the chores will continue tomorrow. Mom will come home and take a nap in the morning and then get me my toast!! She thinks she will go to Ross tomorrow to buy some new clothes. Dad gave her a gift card for Christmas and told her that her clothes were mostly junk and she needed some new stuff! I guess you can tell mom doesn't like clothes shopping much!
Dad has been in a motel in Phoenix for 3 days. He is really bored and wants to get back out on the road. He has his laptop with him and can watch TV. There is a Jack in the Box and a Waffle House within walking distance but I think he is tired of them. The satellite system broke and it is taking them forever to get it fixed. His terminal up here is complaining to the shop in Phoenix because they are taking so long. They told dad it should be done today but if it's not done by 6pm he will be in the motel for another night.
Mom and Jennifer went over to the dollar store and bought some cards and candies for the kids at the daycare. They are having a Valentine's party tomorrow. The kids decorated paper lunch sacks and all the candy will go into their bags!
I think they are going to have lots of fun!
I hope you have lots of fun today!! Leaving a vote and a big hug too!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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02/12/2015 02:30.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jude
It's freezing rain outside today so no one is traveling far from home. We are getting snow all week long and into the weekend.
I am official toy tester now. I get to destroy or try to all the new toys Momma is getting for the fundraiser. I try out the demos to see how well they hold up with a ZON. It's fun.
I am eggcited about the Milonga in South America. Anything to get out of this yucky snow. I have to go see Dr "Z" again about my other foot. My toes are curled a bit and Momma is concerned. I think I might have hurt it when I broke my other leg but not as badly maybe a sprain. I do NOT like Dr. Z anymore but IF I must I will be good. BUT I won't like it.
I guess I better get flying around BC, some people had troubles today.
BIG HUGS
Sweetie

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02/09/2015 11:55.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jude~
I hope you are having a great day! I heard that BC was all messed up this morning! They usually do that on Sunday mornings but maybe they were busy yesterday!
The school bus was late this morning!!! I know what you are thinking~~Sugar has no little kids in her house so why is she worried about the school bus being late??
Well, the little kids love to stand in the driveway while waiting for the school bus and pump their arms up and down! This causes the many big rigs going down our street to honk their loud honking horns!!!! A few times is cute but when the school bus is 8 minutes late, you get it 22 times! It quit being cute after the 3rd time! Lets hope Mr. Bus Driver will be much more punctual tomorrow! Sugar will be checking up on him!!!!!!
Ian worked his first ever overnight last night. He came right home and went to sleep!HAHAHAHAHAHA Mom has already cleaned the carpet in the living room, mopped the dining room and done 2 loads of laundry! She would love to come home and go to sleep but I am use to my schedule and need to have my toast and my apples and tell mom all about what went on while she was at work! Since we are all sleeping while she is at work, there usually isn't much to tell!
I hope your day is just wonderful!! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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02/09/2015 10:53.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jude~
I hope you are having a great day!
The weather has been so mild here that the frogs think it's time to get out and do come croaking!! I think there were a gazillion of them last night!! The moat is filled up from all the rain we have had and they were having a croaking party down there! The sparrows were sitting on the balcony this morning too. The trees have not started blooming so it's not really spring but is sure sounded like it last night!hehehehehe
We are going to get some cooking done today and mom has to go get Merlin more food and litter. There will be the usual laundry and mom is going to clean out the fridge too. We still have to figure out where to put the stuff they bought at Costco yesterday.
I hope your day is just wonderful! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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02/07/2015 11:09.15 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jude
How are you today? It's very cold and we have lots of snow here now. It snowed for 4 days straight and is to continue into the weekend as well. Where we live in Canada we do not get a lot of snow normally so other areas have a whole lot more then our 2 feet or so.
It is nice to relax in the castle this month. I plan to hold a special get-together for my friends during this month to celebrate a job-well-done in fighting the poachers and returning baby Armando to his family.
Have a great day my friend.
hugs
King Amando

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02/05/2015 08:02.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jude~
I hope you are having a great day! I am supervising laundry today! It's a rough job but some bird has to do it! I really don't know what mom would do without me here to yell and fuss while she is trying to get chores done! I really do think it makes her move faster!hahahahahahaha
Well the Seahawks have shown us how to win a game in 3 minutes and now how to lose one in 26 seconds! They are still my team, I am still a 12th bird and I really am very proud of all their achievements this year! I hope they are proud of themselves too and just move on!
One very nice story is that Chris Pratt~from Seattle and the star of Guardians of the Galaxy~and Chris Evans~from Boston and is Captain America~made a bet. If the Hawks won Chris Evans would visit Children's Hospital in Seattle dressed as Captain America! If the Patriot won Chris Pratt would visit a charity in Boston dressed as Star Lord! Even thought the Patriots won, Chris Evans is coming to Children' Hospital Seattle!! They are both really good guys! Those kid's are going to be so excited!
Punxsutawney Phil says there will be 6 more weeks of winter! I really don't think that was a hard call at all!!! Did you know that in the old days the use to eat the groundhog! Is that gross or what???? ICK! The poor groundhog and really?? Who eats groundhogs? Guess they didn't have McDonalds back then!hahahahahaha
I hope your day is just fabulous!! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Seahawk Sugar~ the 12th bird!

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02/02/2015 10:50.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jude~
I hope you are having a fun day! I'm done with my yelling for now and have gone back to chomping down on my veggie bowl. I got apple last night so mom gave me veggies this morning. It's fun to switch it around sometimes and as long as I get something I like to eat, I don't seem to mind!
The last load of laundry is in the washer and mom had some to put away. We seem to be doing laundry everyday now so it is not such a big deal.
There is a big line at the Starbucks next door! They are selling Seahawk Fraps! Mom treated herself to one after she renewed her license yesterday and it was yummy! It's the Vanilla cream, which mom likes anyway, with blueberries and a green tea whip on top! Seahawk colors! There are Seahawk colors everywhere up here today and I imagine tomorrow will be the same! Mom wore her 12th shirt to the DOL but the drivers license picture is only your face so you can't see the shirt! BUMMER! Almost everyone at the DOL was in Seahawk gear, even the employees! I think it's going to seem a bit dull around here without Blue Fridays!
I hope your day is just perfect! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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01/31/2015 12:04.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jude
Hello BC commando's, Amando here on this final day in the Brazilian Rainforest. We we took a bite out-of-crime, Sugar and Dory watched baby Armando. He was very restless and alert as he listened to the screams and calls of the angry birds. Suddenly he hears a familiar call echoing over the treetops. He replies happily. The calls continue as baby Armando replies over and over again. Captain Finny appears over the edge of the clearing, and there, following close behind are two beautiful adult Blue-fronted Amazons. The three land close to Sugar. Baby Armando stands up as tall as his tiny legs will allow him to and chirps non-stop. A lovely Zon moves closer, chirping softly in reply. The baby gets even more eggcited.
JL and Amando whistle in loud short Zon calls and the attack comes to an end. The birds leave their prisoners lying entangled in the nets and rejoin them near to baby Armando and the two wild Parrots. The wild Zon reaches forward to touch the baby gently, not certain if it is their chick after so long. The baby responds with happy chirps of happiness, "Momma? Poppa? it is me baby Armando."
The two Parrots grin happily and snuggle their stolen offspring to them. "How do we ever thank-you for saving our baby, and freeing our flockmates from the cages those evil poachers had them imprisoned in? Our flock was once very large over 80 adults but the poachers come again and again stealing them away, taking our chicks from our homes. They cut down our nest tree and stole Armando and our two other babies. We now have no home to take Armando to."
Gus speaks up happily, " we have a nest for you. BB built it to trap the poachers but we didn't have to use it. It is solid, and warm and we will put it high into a tree were you and your family will be safe."
The BC Commandos cheer as they watch baby Armando with his Momma and Poppa. The family is so happy to be together once more. "Sadly this is not the true outcome of poaching. Humans can help stop this awful trade in wild-caught Parrots by becoming our voice in the World. By NEVER buying Parrots without bands or documents showing where they originated from. Remember that many wild Parrots are sent to Europe to be shipped back into the USA. Encourage Eco-tourism as an alternative to poaching. HELP US STOP THE UNNECESSARY TRAPPING OF WILD PARROTS THROUGH OUT THE WORLD!"
Remember Paoo, what he suffered because of human greed, and also remember that many former poachers now fight on the other side of the law because of their intimate knowledge of the area and of bird habits, these poachers-turned-rangers are undeniably the most able bird conservationists available.
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01/31/2015 08:12.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jude~
I hope you had a wonderful day! It was pretty nice around here. The fog never completely burned off but it wasn't too bad. Mom had to go get her drivers license renewed but it only took her about half an hour. She went to the library after and got me a lovely stack of new books to read.
Mom did her taxes tonight so that's all done. She is never sure if she understands everything. She used Turbo Tax so they sort of do the whole thing for you. It was free last year but she had to pay for it this year. Like I said, she doesn't understand most of it but it's done!
We did more cleaning today since it's mom's day off and she tries to get the major stuff done on Fridays. Tomorrow we will get some meals made ahead of time and decide on what she is going to buy for our Superbowl/Puppy bowl party. Mom will be sleeping when the Superbowl starts but she'll know when they win because of all the noise around here! It was the same way last year. We still celebrate and enjoy the Puppy bowl!
I hope you have a lovely evening! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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01/30/2015 08:36.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jude
Amando here, shhhhhh! We are just preparing to wage an all-out attack on five poachers int he Rainforest of Brazil. Make sure you have your camo hat on, and let's await JL's order to move in!
The Green Angels and Finny have found Armando's Momma and Daddy!! But have warned them that it's not safe to reunite them until we get those poachers. So even though they are very anxious to get their little Armando back, they've agreed to wait and help us. They're up there with the Green Angels and Finny right now in the tree tops tending the nets, ready to cut them down at a moments notice. Their awaiting the signal, but they're really geeked!
Jenny-Lynn and Amando stand on fallen tree limbs, Sky is perched in the tree near to the trap nest box. The Special Forces are standing, beaks ready at the net ropes. Zippy has already begun working on a rope that holds a large webbed net. Suddenly JL and Amando let out a shrill Zon whistle, the signal to begin their attack. The birds begin to chew and tear at the ropes holding the nets in place.
"WE ARE READY TO TAKE DOWN THEM POACHERS AND TEACH THEM A HARD LESSON" Sweetpepper whispers to Kiddo.
With wave of her wing JL leads the BC troops into battle, "we will do what we came here to do, and by the way you have all come together, we shall be invincible!" moving ahead she exclaims, " WE SHALL LEAD FROM THE FRONT! No more stolen parrots, no more needless suffering, are ya with me gang!" Then loudly so the startled poachers hear," Poachers, this is not your day, on this day you pay for your cruelty.'
The startled poachers turn every-which-way trying to see who has spoken. Then out of the jungle, from the sky above come the birds, screaming in anger as they swoop in for the attack. JL and Amando see the Blue-fronts crammed into wire cages and their hatred boils over. Cappy attacks the ring-leader without mercy, biting his hand hard and refusing to let go. The Special forces have the nets freed and as the five cowardly criminals try to run, the net falls entrapping them like they the innocent Parrots they have caught in the past. The air is filled with screams of outrage as the wild Blue-fronts arrive to help. The men scream in fear as bird after bird attacks, biting or pooping on them as they struggle to get free of the nets.
BonBon and Parker are gone to get the jaguars! The cats are very eggsited to help get the poachers! Their kind is also being poached for their fur! The angry jungle cats growl fiercely as they see the poachers flailing in the nets they'd set to trap Parrots. The poachers cry for help, like the Parrots they've captured but no one can hear them. Falco and Jesse free the trapped Zons from their prison, only one is injured from this group. They join in the assault on their enemies.
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01/30/2015 11:24.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jude
Hello to all my Amazon Adventurers, Amando here with an update on events as they unfold in the Tropical Rain forest. Some of asked about those blue-fronted Amazons in the cages in my gallery. That is where our Armandos family will end up if we do not stop those poachers from trapping them for the PET TRADE. I have no doubts we will put a stop to their plans.
BonBon, Boo Boo, Pepper, Angel, Chyna, Polly, Zippy, LA and Dixie sneak off through the undergrowth to get a better look at what the poachers have been working on. Being very careful and quiet they work slowly towards the opening where the Green Angels have observed their enemies devilish work. Taking note of the area, the nets and where each poacher waits, hidden in the trees for the unsuspecting Blue-Fronted Amazon flock to arrive at their feeding grounds. Returning to the others they explain in detail the whole scene. After listen quietly, Cappy's anger grows to a frenzy of temper, "Today would be an eggcellent day to kick some poacher tail feathers." Cappy ruffles his feathers in anticipation and the look in his eyes would scare anybody.
Kaji grins,"Gotta say, Lizzie is so ready to torch those guys if you want her to. More than happy! She could do a slow roast, good fire power control." Lizzie smiles sweetly and puffs a small flame from her mouth to emphasize Kaji's point.
Ipo is more then ready for battle against the poachers. Ipo whips out her sword. "This is getting too much!!" She gets ready to fly when she feels Sophie's wing on her shoulder "this isn't your time, Ipo. We must await the other rescuers. Your turn will come soon. Now put that away." Jenny and Amando consult together with Sky, Cappy and Kaji, then standing on a rock JL clears her voice and begins to outline the plan for attack. "we will sneak up on them. The Special Forces will tend to the nets, cutting them down from the trees. Silver, you and Chuey are in charge of rope chewing, pick helpers and remove every rope you see. The rest of us will wait for the nets to drop and begin our attack. We are going to bite, scratch, chase, net, warm-up ( she grins at Lizzie) those poachers like they have never dreamed possible."
The birds cheer and high 4 one another, "Then we will return Armando to his flock safe and sound. We have to deal with these thieves first. This poaching happens everyday around the world. Innocent Parrots are stolen from nests, their flocks, many die, many suffer untold abuse and neglect just so people can get "cheap" Parrots. ENOUGH!" AMANDO YELLS.
Sky grabs BB's nest box and carries it under his wing as the BC Commando troops move into position. With the help of Elvis, Willie, Oz and Chyna they get the trap high in one of the trees.
"OK TROOPS Let's go get us some poachers" JL calls with determination as they move as one and begin their plot to stop their unsuspecting enemies.
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01/29/2015 10:56.36 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jude
Amando here with today's Amazon Adventure update. We have located the flock of wild Blue-Fronted Zons who had been attacked by the same group of poachers earlier this year raiding countless nests for babies. The poachers have been secretly laying nets to trap Armando's flock at their daily feeding grounds just ahead of us. We must move with extreme caution and be on the ready from here on.
Capt. Finny, Chuey, Kallie and Pearl return to the group for a quick briefing. "Since spotting baby Armando's flock, the Green Angels and I have been flying from tree to tree trying to locate his Momma. At the same time we are warning all 38 blue-fronted Amazons of the danger lurking beneath them. We are warning them to stay as high in the tree canopy as possible since the poachers cannot get too high where the branches turn into twigs, and watch out for nets. We told them that we have an entire company of parrots coming to their aid and told them to stay hidden until they hear JL's command to attack. Then they can join in the fun of ripping those poachers to bits and wrapping them in the very nets they had intended for the birds. In the mean time we'll continue our search for his Momma. Only 11 more trees to go..." off they fly to continue their search.
Kiddo whispers to Susan and Polly, " Nothing makes me madder then poachers, and they are just lucky my mom isn't here.."
Kaji tells Amando his idea, "We gotta get to the flock before the poachers do. I still say Lizzie could torch the dirty jerks, no problem. I bet she would scare the living you know what out of those evil people." Amando laughs at the thought.
Sweetpepper plays with baby Armando, she tells Sugar and Dory" It's very sad that 17 babies died. We will give baby Armando back to his parronts and save them from those rotten poachers." Sugar smiles but the anger in her eyes tells it all.
Cori and Boo Boo sigh, we have an idea, "we say lets get rid of these poachers once and for all. ,hey are only doing it because they need money. lets show them something they can do that doesn't harm anything and makes them lots of money, turning their poo into bio fuel." Sky can't help but grin at that thought. Jenny-Lynn nods her head in agreement then suddenly raises her wing for the group to halt, making the "be quiet" sign at the same time. Leaning close to Amando's ear she says, "your plans for Armando's return is a good one, we certainly have the parrot power to succeed! I almost feel sorry for those poacher folks! Somebody will have to hold Cappy back, I think that dude can get violent, LOL!"
They watch Cappy sharpening his beak. Cappy speaks up," if there are 5 poachers then I suggest a two fold trap ... the net and also a deadfall ... a hidden box with a fake nest and bird to attract them poachers in and as soon as they reach for it ...baaam ... the box slams shut ... effectively trapping them and making them vulnerable to our attack. What do you think ."
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01/28/2015 07:26.46 AM Report This Comment  
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Hello Birdie Commandos, Amando here in the sunny Brazilian Rain Forest. We are on our way to intercept baby Armando's flock and reunite him with his Momma. We have been made aware of poacher activities in the clearing up ahead at a frequently used feeding grounds. As we begin our trek across the dense jungle of south America our goal is to stop the poachers and take a BIG bite out of the illegal Parrot trade once and for all. Amando, Jenny-Lynn and Sky move out ahead of the others using their machetes to cut through the vines and growth making a path for the others to follow. " Those paochers are gonna be sorry they messed with us!" JL comments with an angry Zon growl. Calling a halt, the group stops for a brief rest beside a cool stream.
Cappy quickly sharpens his beak and talons before the group heads off again. He wants to make sure he is able to rip and shred flesh easily. Dory and Dixie hang back with little Armando and Dixie quietly plays peek-a-boo with him to take his mind off what's going on. Rudy ... is looking for something to eat again. Finding some avi-cakes to munch on.
"We need to make a plan to catch them cold-handed, and teach them a lesson they won't forget." Jenny comments to the others.
"If we lay the net on the ground and cover it with leaves, maybe they'll get caught and tangled and trip over themselves !" Cookie exclaims determination on his face
"A note to the poachers; "I know who you are, and what you do I shall never forgive you for, ever, YOU BELONG TO ME! My name is Jenny Lynn, and this is the same jungle my mom and dad grew up in, you are dead meat, GAME ON! " She gets an angry look in her eyes as see thinks of all the birds who have lived and died at the hands of poachers, of the thousands, upon thousands who have been stolen away from their homes, families and flocks, of Paoo who was mutilated for the enjoyment of humans to see. THIS IS WAR. We must fight hard, and we must never given in." she yells loudly and is joined by the cheers of agreement from all the others.
Amando climbs up onto a fallen limb, " Our greatest challenge lies before us. Captain Finny and the Green Angels have been doing reconnaissance and have brought back confirmation that there are 5 poachers ahead to the south west. Also they have located the flock from which baby Armando was stolen. There are approximately 38 Blue-fronted Amazons living and nesting not four miles from here. It appears that the same group of thieves raided the nests of fourteen nesting pairs this year taking all but two youngsters from their homes. Three adults were severely injured while attempting to defend their nests from intruders. Very fortunately no adults were killed at that time, but the mortality rate among the stolen chicks was high, out of thirty-three chicks, seventeen died en-route to the village from chilling, dehydration and crowding. We believe baby Armando is one of the survivors of that nest raid."
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01/27/2015 05:19.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jude
Hello fellow Amazon Adventurers, Amando here with a rather "fishy" situation. After scaring the Hippos away with a Cappy scream and landing safely down River, we soon made the discovery that that the Amazon is home to some pretty "fishy" characters. Red-bellied Piranhas.
Cappy shudders when he sees the bucket and the churning water ..." I think it best to stay away from that water ... Thank goodness those things can't come on shore ... just look at how fast they ate through the bucket ... Faster than I could have ... whew."
The others back away from the water as Jenny-Lynn eyes the chewed bucket, then leans over to look at the fish. "could I get one of those Piranhas with tartar sauce and lettuce, LOL! "
Just as the birds had settled for lunch Capt. Finny flew in at a swift speed, between breathes he related the outcome of the Green Angel's search of the area. "Kacey and Kallie sent Chuey to tell Chipper and I to get up the river fast! Pearl and Silver have been on the look-out with them to see what kind of suspicious activity is going on. We're getting pretty near where we could be spotting Armando's Momma and flock anytime now. So we wanted to be really careful. You're not going to believe this, but we saw more poachers! And this time they were really operating undercover, spreading nets. I think they may be after Armando's flock! You've got to get up here fast with JL and the gang, but be sure you keep little Armando out of sight. We've come so far and we're so close now, but this is going to be dangerous."
Amando looks at Jenny-Lynn and Sky, then at all his friends. He goes to Sugar and leans over to whisper into Armando's ear, " you're almost home little buddy. We're not going to stop now. Soon you will be back with your Momma" he kisses him softly on the head and sadly smiles at Sugar.
Turning to the others he says, " Finny and the Green Angels have found poachers ahead. Armando's flock is in danger. We are BC Commando Birds and we will not give-up, back-down or retreat. Who is with me?"
With one voice the cheer fills the Rainforest opening where the group stopped for lunch. "We will not be defeated. Together we shall win the war over poaching!" Amando's heart filled with hope and courage as he returned to Jenny-Lynn and Sky. Sitting on an old log, the three discuss with Finny the area ahead, the location of the poachers and make their plan of attack. Little Armando must be returned to his flock. Jenny looks at the drawing of the area and frowns. The nesting site for Armand's flock is close by. "I have no doubt that they are indeed after Armando's flock. " Jenny growls angrily, and glares off into the jungle growth.
"OK Birdie Commando's let's move out. It's war. This time it is no-holds-barred" Amando yells.
Sugar and Dory get Armando ready for the cross jungle trek. With Guards, Taz, Spot, Gus, Cori, Sweetpepper, Kiddo and Pookie in closed formation around Armando they begin to move out.
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01/26/2015 02:26.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jude
Hello everybirdie. Amando here with today's Adventure update. After a frightful emergency with my fister Sweetie and her Pet Store toy, we are back on our trip to return Armando to his Momma and flock. With the Hippos awake things got pretty nasty for poor Cappy and his boat load of Amazon Adventurers. Hippos are not native to South America but were relocated here by someone then left to fend on their own when their owner was killed by authorities. The warmth, abundant water and plant life are perfect habitat for the displaced African natives. A large male awoke by the passing boat lets out a loud roar of annoyance that rouses the others from their afternoon rest. He runs forward, his strong legs moving easily across the river bottom. The others in his pod follow, heading towards the longboat.
Cappy sees the angry hippo coming and let's out a huge Cockatoo SCREAM, crest up, feathers fluffed. The male Hippo comes to a screeching stop and stares in wonder at the large white bird standing on the helm of the longboat. The others stop behind him, not certain what to do. The leader roars again and steps forward. Cappy screams again, this time he is joined by the other BC friends. The sound is deafening as it echos across the water. The Hippos having never seen or heard a Cockatoo before stare for a moment longer then turn on their heels and head back towards the distant shoreline. Cappy screams once more for a final warning, before smiling happily at his friends in the boat. "You just don't mess with a TOO!" he says, grabbing his oar. "OK, let's paddle out of here."
The other boats pass by undisturbed as the hippos keep a nervous watch from the banks. The group sails past Manaus, before BB calls to them to head for shore for lunch. Dixie and Little Angel were so comforted to be in the boat with Cappy as their guard,he sure did scare those hippos fast! They wouldn't want to mess around with that strong big beak.
BB opens her travel bag & gets out the portable kitchen. Out of the storage bins she gets corn on the cob, veggie Kabobs,Soy burgers and Spam hot dogs. Little Bits Best root beer is in the coolers along with Cream & Ginger Ale sodas.
"I am going to call in the supply shuttle for more food. Any birdie have a request for food??" she asks looking at Sky, " yes Pickles, I won't forget. Sky could you and Jesse go bring some water from the river please?"
Sky grabs two buckets as he and Jesse wander back down to the River where the others are playing a game of beach volleyball. Bending over, sky dips the bucket into the river and suddenly the water begins to turn and bubble. Startled Sky yanks the bucket out. "WHAT ???" he yells looking at it. The whole bottom was gone, eaten away. "Stay out of the water, Piranhas!"
Everybirdie stops dead and stares at the bucket, and the River.
"So many dangers to be wary of" Kaji sighs
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01/25/2015 09:30.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jude~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! Mom spent way too much time running around today and I didn't like it at all. Everyone else had to go to work and all at different times. Dad was going to leave early but they changed his pick up time. He was gone for an hour and a half this morning and told mom he was going to get some groceries for the truck. He never made it so mom took him to the market before she took him to the truck! Just crazy today and it didn't seem like a day off for mom at all!
The good news is that the NFL said that Taima can lead the Seahawks out of the tunnel for the Superbowl! YAY! I don't know what the Seahawks would do without him! He is a very important member of the team! Even people who don't like the Seahawks have to admit that Taima is the coolest mascot in the entire NFL!
Dad tried putting the old phone, that went through the washer, in a bag of rice to see if it would dry out that way but so far it still won't turn on. I don't suppose it matters now since he has the new one.
I hope your evening is a relaxing one! Mom and I certainly plan on one!
Leaving a vote and a big hug!
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01/23/2015 05:21.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jude
Hello Adventurers. As we draw close to Manuas, Brazil, we must be watchful for both human threats and the ever present threat from wildlife both on land and aquatic. Although the Hippo is an African animal, there are now over 50 individuals and counting living happily along the Amazon and other South American Rivers. In the late 1980s, Pablo Escobar kept four hippos in a private menagerie at his residence in Hacienda Nápoles, 100 km east of Medellín, Colombia, after buying them in New Orleans. They were deemed too difficult to seize and move after Escobar's fall, and hence left on the untended estate. By 2007, the animals had multiplied to 16 and had taken to roaming the area for food in the nearby Magdalena River. In 2009, two adults and one calf escaped the herd and, after attacking humans and killing cattle, one of the adults (called "Pepe") was killed by hunters under authorization of the local authorities. As of early 2014, 50 hippos have been reported to exist on the Amazon and it's tributaries.
With Mick Dundee departure after enjoying BB's lunch, the birds begin to wonder how they would get past the Hippos ahead in the River. Amando, Jenny-Lynn and Sky sit close, deep in discussion trying to figure out the safest way past the upcoming danger.
"I think we simply paddle by, staying as far away from them as we can. If we take one boat past at a time it shouldn't disturb them overly" Jenny-Lynn adds, worry on her face
"But if they do attack the boat and it is alone we might not be able to get there in time to help them." Sky adds
"I think we stay close together." Amando replies after some thought, " we paddle as little as we have to, let the river move us by"
"It might be best if we separate and place guards in each boat while passing the hippo pod." Jenny-Lynn directs
Sky and Amando agree, and set about moving guard birds into each boat. The nervous Adventures load their boats, and pushing off from shore, slowly paddle towards possible danger lurking the the River ahead. Finny and Chipper had reported back that the hippos were resting near the west bank of the river in shallow water. The birds move their boats towards the eastern shore, paddling carefully, ever watchful for danger. Rounding a sharp curve in the River near Manuas, JL in the lead boat with Sugar, Cookie, Raffi, Peepers, Laka, Strawberry and RT spots the first group of hippos. Resting submerged below the murky Amazon waters, just their heads exposed. Pointing she let's out a shrill whistle to inform the others that danger was ahead of them. JL directs her companions to stop paddling, and allows the boat to move slowly along pulled by the current of the water. Sky and Kaji's boats pass by the hippos without incident. Next boat to pass is LA and Dixie's group, guarded by Cappy. As Cappy instructs his friends to stop paddling, one huge male Hippo opens his mouth and lets out an angry roar. His sudden call rouses the others in the pod.
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01/23/2015 07:43.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jude~
I hope you guys are having a great day! It's been boring around here but that is just fine with me. Mom worked last night and now we have our weekend again! I think she should take 3 days off every week!!
Dad washed his $300 Galaxy phone in the washing machine last night! Guess what? It doesn't work anymore!hahahahaha He is a bigger dork than mom is and that's saying something! He really can't function without his phone. It's a very sad, sad thing!hehehehehehe
He went by Costco and got another one. Let's hope he doesn't wash this one! He got the warranty on it but I do not think it will cover things done to it by dumb users!
I hope your day is just perfect! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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01/22/2015 04:50.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jude
Hello fellow Amazon Adventurers. I was sure glad to see that Ms BB had welcomed her pal to join us for a part of our trip up the River. She musta known we were going to run into some nasty company along the way. Nothing worse then Crocs or gators for rocking the boat so to speak. Thankfully we had warning from Finny and the Green Angels. With BB's shuttle always on the ready she was able to have her friend Mick from Australia join us . He has a nickname of Crocodile Dundee. Mick stepped up on the bow of the long boat so the crocs could see him better. When they did they all headed for the bottom of the river & stayed there. They didn't want to be made into boots,belts,hats or luggage!!! I sorta feel sorry for them after Cappy and Little Angel got done with them.
"OK, enough with the green gator guys, Ok Crocs. Let me at' em. I'll show them a thing or five. I'll bite their noses, sparkle their tails and then......"Li
"il Angel yells at the crocs as they swim around the boats. "Oh you don't wanta wake the baby.
Too late....LOOK OUT CROC HERE I COMEEEEEEEEEEE." Little Angel grabs an oar and whacks the croc on the nose hard making tears come to his eyes.
Little Angel" Sky yells, "Stop hurting the Crocs, you're making them cry. OH no not that." He watches as she grabs one by the tail and bites down as hard as she can, "and trust me that's hard."
"Little Angel, I thought I told you be good?" Amando looks at her and can't help but grin as he watches the neon sparkled crocs swimming away in shame, that a little girl bird beat them up.
Everybirdie laughs as the crocs disappear. Then little Angel turns to see Mick standing on Ms BB's boat. She grins sheepishly and giggles. "Way ta go mate" Mick calls to her making LA happy.
"Whew! That was a close one! Thankfully, LA, Cappy and Ms. BB took care of those nasty crocs! Good grief! What will we encounter next?? Oh, oh....my Green Angels just informed me that there are some hippos up the river. Just what we need! Do be careful. Hippos are even more dangerous than crocs. We have to find baby Armando's Momma and get him home before anything else happens. I'm off to check on the hippo situation and really search for Armando's Momma. " Finny waves his good-bye as he heads off up-river to re-join the Green Angels as they gather information about the hippos.
Heading into shore, tie off their boats and relax. Its lunch time so Ms BB sets up her portable kitchen." How about deep fried gator bites, corn dogs and deep fried pickles?
I have been told by Mr Mick Dundee the gator bites taste like chicken. " Picabo makes a face at the thought of Gator bites. Boo Boo yells, " Bring'em on!"
"Then we can sneak past those Hippos and continue our hunt for the baby"s Mom & Dad."
As BB and the girls cook lunch, the boys bring out some maps and check for possible nesting sites ahead. As they look over the map Willie points to a treed area, "LOOK! A nesting area of Amazon species"
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Come visit me, jesse, KING Amando, thank-you for February BOTM, Little Angel, Jack,, sarah little bird, Rally and Lacie, angel girl,, Zeena, I'm 18 today!!!!!!!!, SKY, zeke, thank you friends for BOTD, Sky Flock Rainbow Bridge Memorial page, SWEETIE,, Poncho, Thank-you for BOTD everybirdie, casey, broken wings, broken promises & Flynn,.

01/22/2015 01:20.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jude
Good morning Amazon Adventurers time to rise and shine! Amando calls out happily as he wakes his sleeping friends. " It's once more time to load our long-boats and move further in-land on our search for baby Armando's Momma and flock." The sleepy eyed BC Adventurers yawn and climb off their sleeping perches, waking to the smells of Ms BB's fresh brewed coffee and the warmth of the Brazilian sun falling softly on their faces. Eating a quick breakfast the travelers ready their boats, pushing off from shore, determined to make Santarem by late afternoon.
Santarém (Portuguese pronunciation: [s?~ta'??j]) is a municipality in the state of Pará in Brazil. The Tapajós joins the Amazon River there, and it is a popular location for tourism. It is the second most important city in the state and the financial and economic center of the western part of the state. It was once home to the Tapajós Indians, a tribe of Native Americans after which the river was named, It is located some 800 km (500 mi) from both the largest cities in the Amazon, Manaus, and the state capital Belém. It has a population of 300,000.
Pushing out into the Amazon River, the group paddles through the early morning without incident. Suddenly Finny and the Green Angels arrive, landing on the helms of the boats. "Amando,
just wanted to warn you guys to be careful up ahead. There are some crocs sunning themselves up the river. You never know if they'll take off after a boat or not, so be on the lookout and be very careful with little Armando." With that they were off again, scouting ahead for danger and Armando's Momma.
"I THINK BABY ARMANDO RECOGNIZES THE SOUNDS HE IS HEARING. OH I DO HOPE WE FIND HIS MOMMA AND HE KNOWS HER VOICE." Kacey and Sweetpepper say as they cuddle the baby close, keeping him safe. Armando chirps happily, straining his neck to see everything as the boats slip effortlessly through the murky waters.
"We are all so excited to be on this journey to find baby Armando's parronts.And to destroy all the poachers along the way who have done all this damage to our native habitat!" Dixie tells L'il Angel, an angry look in his dark eyes.
The boats turn the bend in the river, and there, laying on both banks are dozens of crocs and gators, basking in the mid-day sun. As the boats move forward, the paddles ripping swiftly through the water, black eyes open and disappear beneath the water at the edge of the river. Suddenly Falco lets out a terrified scream, grabbing onto Jesse. Their boat vibrates as the croc comes up from underneath, hitting the boat from below. Hulk and Willie hold tightly to their oars as the croc swims around the sides of the boat, then disappears under the water. " HELP!" Boo Boo yells as the croc hits the boat on the side, tipping it over, and causing it to take on water.
BB and Sky turn their long-boat quickly, with Kaji and JL paddling as hard as they can, Cappy holds his oar up, hoping to get a swing at the angry reptile.
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Come visit me, jesse, KING Amando, thank-you for February BOTM, Little Angel, Jack,, sarah little bird, Rally and Lacie, angel girl,, Zeena, I'm 18 today!!!!!!!!, SKY, zeke, thank you friends for BOTD, Sky Flock Rainbow Bridge Memorial page, SWEETIE,, Poncho, Thank-you for BOTD everybirdie, casey, broken wings, broken promises & Flynn,.

01/20/2015 11:24.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Jude~
I hope you had a wonderful day! My little Budgie cousin Paige flew to the Rainbow Bridge this morning. Mom's sister took her and her fisters, Pru and Piper, in last year. She isn't really sure how old they are. It's very sad but at least I know she was loved and had a good life for the last year. The people who had them before never spent any time with them and they didn't even have any toys!
Dad made it home today so he'll be here for a day or two. He has a doctor's appointment in the morning. He has to fast for 12 hours so he only has an hour to go! He had better get to eating!hahahaha He wanted pizza so I am getting another lovely piece of crust today! That is twice in a week! Mom told me not to get use to it! Bummer!!!
Enjoy your evening! Sleep tight and sweet dreams!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar and Pippo~Vote 4 BooBoo 162724 Everyday!! & The Calendar Page~Pineapple for April.

01/19/2015 09:30.32 PM Report This Comment  
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