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Someone was selling her in the Classified Ads and a Rose Breasted Cockatoo has always been my Dream Bird. Her Hatchday is January 1, 1998.

Thanks Everyone for making my 17th Hatchday on Jan. 1, 2015 a Special One. I really appreciated all the Hatchday wishes and kind words. I have the bestest Friends. Thanks again from my Mommy and me! Missing Casper the Friendly Too but I know he's watching out for me and his Family. So hard to believe it's been a year already.

Thanks to Aunt Mary (Cookies Mom) for all my beautiful pictures. Mom & I love them so much.

Missing my Casper, The Friendly Too who passed away on my 16th Hatchday 01/01/14.

Thank You so much Everybody for making me BOTD today, March 23, 2014. Mom & I appreciate it so very much. Mom was ready to go out and thought she would check our site first and it's a good thing she did LOL. What a nice surprise for both of us!
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Hi! My name is OZ (MY MOMMY'S DREAM BIRD)

I am a Cockatoo from PHILADELPHIA, PA.

Baby Girl

17 years old   F

Cockatoo

Cashews, Almonds, Pasta, Mashed Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes and I love Pizza,
Chez Cereal, Chicken (Mom says I'm eating my Cousin - not funny Mom)


Near Me or her Play Gym

Afraid of new things. NO big toys in my home only medium size.

She Spoils Me and well look at me don't you think I deserve it?

She says Hello while dancing and sometimes she does what I call the Stevie Wonder Dance with her head LOL.

I'm a Pretty Pink Bird.

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  Hi Miss Oz
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 10:54.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miss Oz
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 07:25.15 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi OZ
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 05:17.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi OZ
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 02:23.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi OZ
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 09:29.21 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Oz~
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 mom gets a new phone that she likes! They change everything so much but once you figure it out it's not so bad. It has taken mom a month to figure out the simplest things on this Kindle she got for Christmas. I know your mom can do it!!! She will probably like having all the other functions on it besides just phone calls! My mom has finally learned to text so there is hope for the older generation!
I hope your evening is a relaxing one! Mom and I certainly plan on one!
Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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01/23/2015 04:55.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miss Oz
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 07:41.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz
Thanks for stopping by ... My BOTD in the castle wouldn't be the same without all my friends to share it with. The castle is a pretty neat place thanks to all the great Kings and Queens we have had. Have a great Friday and an awesome weekend. V4U. Hugs.
Love Dixie

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01/23/2015 05:57.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Oz~
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 05:13.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz
Hello fellow Amazon Adventurers. I was sure glad to see that Ms BB had welcomed her pal to join us for a part of our trip up the River. She musta known we were going to run into some nasty company along the way. Nothing worse then Crocs or gators for rocking the boat so to speak. Thankfully we had warning from Finny and the Green Angels. With BB's shuttle always on the ready she was able to have her friend Mick from Australia join us . He has a nickname of Crocodile Dundee. Mick stepped up on the bow of the long boat so the crocs could see him better. When they did they all headed for the bottom of the river & stayed there. They didn't want to be made into boots,belts,hats or luggage!!! I sorta feel sorry for them after Cappy and Little Angel got done with them.
"OK, enough with the green gator guys, Ok Crocs. Let me at' em. I'll show them a thing or five. I'll bite their noses, sparkle their tails and then......"Li
"il Angel yells at the crocs as they swim around the boats. "Oh you don't wanta wake the baby.
Too late....LOOK OUT CROC HERE I COMEEEEEEEEEEE." Little Angel grabs an oar and whacks the croc on the nose hard making tears come to his eyes.
Little Angel" Sky yells, "Stop hurting the Crocs, you're making them cry. OH no not that." He watches as she grabs one by the tail and bites down as hard as she can, "and trust me that's hard."
"Little Angel, I thought I told you be good?" Amando looks at her and can't help but grin as he watches the neon sparkled crocs swimming away in shame, that a little girl bird beat them up.
Everybirdie laughs as the crocs disappear. Then little Angel turns to see Mick standing on Ms BB's boat. She grins sheepishly and giggles. "Way ta go mate" Mick calls to her making LA happy.
"Whew! That was a close one! Thankfully, LA, Cappy and Ms. BB took care of those nasty crocs! Good grief! What will we encounter next?? Oh, oh....my Green Angels just informed me that there are some hippos up the river. Just what we need! Do be careful. Hippos are even more dangerous than crocs. We have to find baby Armando's Momma and get him home before anything else happens. I'm off to check on the hippo situation and really search for Armando's Momma. " Finny waves his good-bye as he heads off up-river to re-join the Green Angels as they gather information about the hippos.
Heading into shore, tie off their boats and relax. Its lunch time so Ms BB sets up her portable kitchen." How about deep fried gator bites, corn dogs and deep fried pickles?
I have been told by Mr Mick Dundee the gator bites taste like chicken. " Picabo makes a face at the thought of Gator bites. Boo Boo yells, " Bring'em on!"
"Then we can sneak past those Hippos and continue our hunt for the baby"s Mom & Dad."
As BB and the girls cook lunch, the boys bring out some maps and check for possible nesting sites ahead. As they look over the map Willie points to a treed area, "LOOK! A nesting area of Amazon species"
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01/22/2015 01:19.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miss Oz
Good morning Amazon Adventurers time to rise and shine! Amando calls out happily as he wakes his sleeping friends. " It's once more time to load our long-boats and move further in-land on our search for baby Armando's Momma and flock." The sleepy eyed BC Adventurers yawn and climb off their sleeping perches, waking to the smells of Ms BB's fresh brewed coffee and the warmth of the Brazilian sun falling softly on their faces. Eating a quick breakfast the travelers ready their boats, pushing off from shore, determined to make Santarem by late afternoon.
Santarém (Portuguese pronunciation: [s?~ta'??j]) is a municipality in the state of Pará in Brazil. The Tapajós joins the Amazon River there, and it is a popular location for tourism. It is the second most important city in the state and the financial and economic center of the western part of the state. It was once home to the Tapajós Indians, a tribe of Native Americans after which the river was named, It is located some 800 km (500 mi) from both the largest cities in the Amazon, Manaus, and the state capital Belém. It has a population of 300,000.
Pushing out into the Amazon River, the group paddles through the early morning without incident. Suddenly Finny and the Green Angels arrive, landing on the helms of the boats. "Amando,
just wanted to warn you guys to be careful up ahead. There are some crocs sunning themselves up the river. You never know if they'll take off after a boat or not, so be on the lookout and be very careful with little Armando." With that they were off again, scouting ahead for danger and Armando's Momma.
"I THINK BABY ARMANDO RECOGNIZES THE SOUNDS HE IS HEARING. OH I DO HOPE WE FIND HIS MOMMA AND HE KNOWS HER VOICE." Kacey and Sweetpepper say as they cuddle the baby close, keeping him safe. Armando chirps happily, straining his neck to see everything as the boats slip effortlessly through the murky waters.
"We are all so excited to be on this journey to find baby Armando's parronts.And to destroy all the poachers along the way who have done all this damage to our native habitat!" Dixie tells L'il Angel, an angry look in his dark eyes.
The boats turn the bend in the river, and there, laying on both banks are dozens of crocs and gators, basking in the mid-day sun. As the boats move forward, the paddles ripping swiftly through the water, black eyes open and disappear beneath the water at the edge of the river. Suddenly Falco lets out a terrified scream, grabbing onto Jesse. Their boat vibrates as the croc comes up from underneath, hitting the boat from below. Hulk and Willie hold tightly to their oars as the croc swims around the sides of the boat, then disappears under the water. " HELP!" Boo Boo yells as the croc hits the boat on the side, tipping it over, and causing it to take on water.
BB and Sky turn their long-boat quickly, with Kaji and JL paddling as hard as they can, Cappy holds his oar up, hoping to get a swing at the angry reptile.
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01/20/2015 11:22.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz
Thanks for stopping by. I had a great time at the castle but now I am home and back to my escape tunnels lol. Have an awesome TOOSday. V4U. Hugs.
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01/20/2015 06:03.18 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Oz~
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!!!
Our last cat, Methos, was part Siamese. They are wired differently from other cats and kind of crazy! He was! He's been gone a few years now and we still miss him so very much!
Enjoy your evening! Sleep tight and sweet dreams!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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01/19/2015 08:49.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miss Oz
Hello everybirdie, I am sorry for missing Sunday but we were Squawked right off of BC from dawn to dusk. I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and are ready to continue our trek down the Amazon River to find baby Armando's parents. Some have commented that they are unable to make a picture of themselves on our Adventure. Picture or not you are all a necessary active part of this trip and we couldn't do it without your help. Thanks for your daily support and tot hose who leave comments we are able to write into our daily posts.
"We're off in search of Armando's Momma" Amando calls out as the long-boats push off from shore. The eggcitement of the day and the upcoming adventure slips away as the boats cut smoothly through the water. Native birds fly over head shouting their greetings as the group of Adventures paddle down the river in search of Armando's flock.
Jenny, always on the vigil, oversees Sky & Amando's plan of returning baby Armando! She will not allow this venture to go South, "there will not be any days like that! This is not a vacation, THIS IS SERIOUS CRAP! " Jen is learning to understand the Napanee flock, and just like her, they are as serious as a heart attack, Jen loves the real things in life! This adventure will not fail!
The birds joke and laugh as they paddle enjoying the scenery slipping by on the shoreline. A Jaguar leans over to get a closer look at the passing Birds. BonBon and Parker fly over to speak to him. " Do you know of a flock of Amazons that have a baby that was stolen from them? We found him, but don't know where to find his Momma."
"He is likely from further inland. Poachers were raiding nests in there a few weeks ago, stealing countless babies from nests, cutting down their nesting trees if necessary. I have seen many dead babies lying discarded along the trails, tossed away like garbage, all in the name in profit" The angry Jaguar roars his displeasure. " Once the nest trees are destroyed there are no places for future nests or chicks to live."
Susan shivers as her boat passes by a submerged tree, where a large snake lies sunning herself along the edge of the water. The snake watches as the birds pass by, watchful least they bring danger to her homeland.
Finnegan and the Green Angels swoop in and land on the helm of the boat where Amando, JL, Cappy, Sky and Kaji navigate the River. "It looks like the coast is clear for now, but the Green Angels and I will be keeping a keen lookout for trouble. This route along the Amazon is really beautiful, at least the birds'eye view of it is." with that they fly off to scout of the river ahead.
Baby Armando wakes up chirping happily as he hears the calls of his native land. " I think he knows where he is now" Dory says to Chyna, Falco and Sugar, "Look" the baby flaps his tiny wings happily.
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01/19/2015 08:46.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Oz~
I hope you had a fantastic day! We did!! Now that mom's heart rate is back to an acceptable level I am having her blog for me! For a few minutes there I thought I was going to have to perform parrot resuscitation on her! That is when you bite them really hard to bring them back for the edge of hysteria!hahahaha HEY! It works!
What a great game between two awesome teams! The Packers should be very proud of themselves! This is what a championship game should look like! Now we have to see if it's the Colts or the Patriots who will be joining us in Arizona!
The day started out crazy so it is appropriate that it continued to be a crazy Sunday!
Jennifer was burning a candle in her room. She keeps the door closed so that no smoke comes out but she had her window open and the wind was blowing so some of the smoke blew into the hallway ans set off the smoke alarm! The dog freaked out and peed all the way down the hallway! I was screeching and it was pandemonium around here! Mom calmed me down and cleaned up after Mandy and gave us all snacks! We are hoping for a nice quiet evening!
I hope you have a great evening too!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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01/18/2015 06:15.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz,
Well, tomorrow is almost here and it is only about 15 hours before kick off...Mom is excited but also nervous, she really wants the Seahawks to win and go to the Super Bowl...she will be on the edge of her seat watching the game.

The parronts has a representative from their Security Company come by yesterday to bring mom one of those buttons that she can push if she gets in trouble. Dad wanted mom to have it in case he was not home and she needed medical help. When mom pushed the button the alarm and the siren goes off, it also alerts the security company who will call mom and if mom doesn't answer they will alert the ambulance and medics to go to their house. While she was here she brought a new battery for the control panel and helped dad install it. The parronts had the security system installed when we moved in to help protect us...

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01/17/2015 09:49.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz and flock
Hello everybirdie. Amando here with today's Amazon Adventure Update. I want each of you to know how proud I am of you, and how hard you fought against the poachers who were stealing the wild Parrots. Many species of birds and Parrots are extinct or on the brink of extinction. The two of the leading causes being destruction of habitat and unchecked poaching. With the criminals behind bars we are off to the shuttle and the trip down the Amazon to find baby Armando's parents.
Finnegan swoops in, "Hey Amando and team.....that was GRRRRRRRRREAT! We did it! Everyone did a fantastic job nailing those poachers. Now my Green Angels and I have to get busy scouting out the route and helping to look for little Armando's mama and flock. You know there could be many more poachers on our route. There are lots of them out there. So we're still going to have to be VERY careful. My Green Angels have excellent eyesight are the best team you could wish for. We're off." with that the Green Angels head up into the blue skies towards Macapa', and the beginning of our trip.
Kiddo comes to Amando, JL and Sky, " I think those guys are so glad to be in custody. Obviously jail was preferable to the wrath of the beak!" The birds erupt into fits of laughter at that, as they recall the looks of relief when the authorities showed up.
The BC Commando Birdies head back to the shuttles waiting int he clearing. Everything is loaded and ready. Baby Armando is fast asleep in Dory's wings. Cori tip-talons over to see him, smiling at his quiet form, sound asleep oblivious to all that has taken place. Dory hands the tiny parrot to Cori who kisses his little pin-feathered head. He opens one eye long enough to see who has him before falling back to sleep. Everybirdie is glad to sit down in the shuttle, after the awesome fight they just completed. Eggcitedly they relay the events to Paoo who smiles." There are more, many more out there. As long as people buy them, Parrots will be stolen from their homes."
The Shuttles lift off effortlessly and in a flash are landing outside of the City of Macapa'. The birdies climb out cautiously, keeping their eyes open for danger. Finny and his Green Angels fly by relaying the all clear message. Sky and Amando head tot he river to find their guide Jose' who will escort the group down the Amazon in search of the flock that Armando belongs to. A dozen long-boats sit moored at the waters edge. Jose' looks up as he hears Amando heading towards him. "I have already heard word of the fight your group won against the poachers at Belem. Word travels fast through the Rain Forest." The tall Macaw grins widely and offers a wing in friendship.
"Let's get the gear loaded and get moving. We have a long trip ahead of us." Sky exclaims
"Es, and many dangers also" Jose' replies with a knowing look.
"OKAY, all is ready" Amando calls loudly, as the three birds return together to the shuttles. "We're off in search of Armando's Momma"
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01/17/2015 12:04.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Oz~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! Happy TGI Blue Friday! There are lots of events going on up here before the big game on Sunday. It is going to be an exciting weekend up here!
Jennifer's boss sold her playoff tickets for $500 a piece!!! She is a season ticket holder so they always get a chance to buy their seats first. She is going to use the money to buy plane tickets to Arizona to see the Superbowl! She is that confident that the Seahawks are going to the Superbowl again! I must say that I agree with her! GO HAWKS!!!
It's a pretty quiet day around here. Everyone else is at work and when Ian gets off he is going to take the Sounder train up to Seattle to visit with his friends again. The one who lives in Pennsylvania is going home tomorrow.
Me and mom are going to continue with cleaning and do some cooking. Mom is off for 3 days after Saturday night so we don't need to cook too many meals. I think baking some cornbread would be an excellent idea!!
I hope your day is just perfect!! Leaving a vote and a big hug! We hope your mom is doing well and that you are all happy and healthy!!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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01/16/2015 12:34.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi my beautiful Oz pal, from Angel Christy
Jenny wants to thank every birdie that sent her Happy Hatchday wishes yesterday, it was a very special day for her, but dad makes all of our days like Holidays, even when he is not up to speed! Jen was being extra sweet as well, which is not always the case, she was in la-la land because her Alfie sent her a sweet note, and her very best gal pal, Ms Sugar sang the Hatchday song! TGIF to our dear friends, may your day be richly blessed, please give our love to all in your home, see ya tomorrow...

Forever love from your Angel Christy & our Dallas family

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01/16/2015 12:32.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz and flock
Hi Commando Birdies, Amando here to update you on progress in the Amazon Adventure. Having encountered poachers in our vicinity we took it upon ourselves to take matters under our own wing before heading deeper into the Amazon to return baby Armando to his Momma.
"Bombs away!" Amando screams as the birds take perfect aim and Poop all over the frightened poachers.
Cappy stares down that ring leader, his eyes pinned and crest straight up. I am coming for you and I require a blood draw. He laughs loudly making the man cringe under the weight of the net.
Dixie and Little Angel have joined in the battle and rip up as much flesh off these poachers as they can get,and as Little Angel clamps her beak down even harder on the one poachers nose, he writhes in agony on the jungle floor. Dixie makes a play for his ear and bites down with the sharp point that his Mom had dremmeled for him to bite into his food easily,making the poacher's cries of pain reverberate throughout the jungle!
Finnegan lands by Amando and Jenny-Lynn, "Wow! That was a great attack, Amando! Let's get the big guy and keep it up until they all have to CRAWL out of the jungle. Then they'll never come back...I hope."
" I think we better escort these criminals back to Belem and make sure they turn themselves over to the authorities." Sky exclaims, watching in delight as the seven men begin to whimper and cry as bird after bird poops on them then flies off to return again. JL stands so close to the netted Leader that he can feel her breath on his face. Mikey D caught up in the action yells to her, "GO FOR THE EYES... THEY CAN'T HIT ...WHAT THEY CAN'T SEE."
"OK, get to your knees slowly" Amando orders the seven criminals," get crawling" they move obediently, " NOW MOVE IT" The six poachers crawl towards their leader, they help remove the net from him, as they keep careful watch on the angry birds. Jenny Lynn bites the smallest guy hard when he attempts to stand up. " I said your knees" Amando yells loudly.
The men crawl through the jungle, moaning in pain from the multitude of cuts and bites they have earned. The birds continue to swoop and dive at them the whole trip. They crawl the many miles back to Belem. Once there Sky and Finny head off to locate wildlife enforcement officers. Getting their attention by screaming, they bring them to where the poachers are being detained by the BC Birdie Commandos at the edge of the city.
"PLEASE, PLEASE arrest us, PLEASE." The poachers plead, "we have broken the law and have been poaching wild Parrots for many years" tears falling from their eyes, "PLEASE save us from these BIRDS!"
The Officers grin as they look at the bloodied, poop covered men cowering under the watchful glare of the BC Birds.
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01/16/2015 08:40.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz and flock
Hello Birdie Commandos, Amando here in Brazil. We are taking a huge bite-out-of-crime as we teach these seven poachers the price of stealing the wild Parrots of South America. I'm certain word will fly fast around the globe that the birds are ready to fight back. It's hilarious how grown men will cry like babies when a few dozen birds decide to fight back. Jenny-Lynn lets out a loud Zon scream and leads the attack. Sky lands on the terrified man's back, leaning in for a good shoulder bite. The man screams in pain. Jenny grabs his right arm in a Zon lock and clamps down hard. Sugar bites his leg as he tries to run. Amando flies towards his face. In fear the lead poacher screams for help but his six friends are busily learning a lesson about crime. Amando bites hard on the mans nose making him yelp in pain, He tries to fight off the angry attack but is unable to stop the bites that come one after the other. Falling helplessly to the ground he cries out in fear for help.
" Stop crying you baby!" Sky orders glaring at him inches from his face. "for years you and your band of thieves have trapped, killed and stolen birds from these jungles without one thought of their lives, their families."
Jenny-Lynn bites down hard on the man's hand causing blood to flow from yet another bite wound. "Soooo, how do you like it? How do you like being the victim?!!!" She growls angrily, glaring furiously into his terrified eyes. " I am not even sure we should let you live for all the birds that have suffered and died at your hands, and those of your friends." She bites down hard again making the poacher scream in pain.
"What should we do with these criminals?" Amando yells out to his friends who have cornered the six others in frightened, bloodied submission. Afraid to move, the seven poachers lay still as the birds stand guard over them, others flying above keeping watch lest their be others hiding in the brush.
Raffi growls menacingly at the head poacher while he stands on his chest, beak inches from his now very sore nose." why don't you try to run?" Raffi moves even closer making the man shiver in fright, as Raffi does his loudest Grey growls.
The Ring leader manages to stumble to his feet, pushing Cappy off him in the process.
Ms BB is waiting in the jungle for a pocher to run by. She has her super dupper net gun ready.
"Bammmmmm !!!!! Bulls-eye!" The net goes over the big screaming man running from Pearl and Silver, Cappy, LA, Raffi and Angel and Pepper. He thrashes on the ground cryen and whimpering.
"Now he knows what a trapped bird feels like,"says Ms BB grinning triumphantly at her victim.
" Let's decide what to do with these thugs!" Amando calls out. While birds stand guard the others begin to fly in circles above their victims, "BOMBS AWAY!!!!!!!!"
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01/15/2015 08:23.10 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz and flock
Good morning everybirdie, Amando here in the jungles of Brazil as we, BC Birdie Commandos prepare for an all-out war against illegal poaching. A shadow passes over the poachers causing them to startle just long enough to look up and see the huge flock of descending birds. Panic flows through them as they suddenly realize that the birds are not the Blue-Fronted Zons but a huge flock of mixed species, and they are flying directly at them.
Cappy is looking for that head poacher ... he spots a pretty big burlesque man and starts his attack run. He swoops in avoiding flailing hands and objects and rips into some tender flesh and blood starts squirting everywhere ... Cappy chews a little and spits as he takes off to prevent getting hit by the bad guy .... he circles and waits for another opportunity. "Is that a bird in trouble over there????" Cappy immediately heads over to help.
Pookie says" lets get dem Poachers!!" and swoops at the smallest poacher, biting him on the arm as he flies past quickly. The frightened man lets out a loud scream of pain, grabbing at his bleeding arm. Cappy and Cookie land on his back, biting and screaming angrily. The little man tries to get them free by spinning in a fast circle only causing him to trip and fall to the ground. BonBon, Parker and Spot land on their target making him yell out in pain.
"We WILL AVENGE ALL THOSE WHO HAVE SUFFERED. LET THEM POACHERS HAVE IT." Sweetpepper yells as she and Kacey fly towards a second fleeing poacher, biting him on the shoulder before flying away to make a second attack.
"LET 'EM HAVE IT!" Angel & Pepper join in to help with the attack, chasing a third poacher into the jungle, they are joined by a very angry Flitzer, Puffin and Chyna. The man trips over a fallen branch as the birds dive and swoop, biting as they pass by. He yelps in pain as strong beaks leave their mark behind. A forth and fifth poacher flee screaming in terror as flocks of parrots and birds follow, talons and beaks making their marks.
Gus, Kaji and Hulk join forces with the Green Angels as they attack a sixth large man, who tries in vain to fend off the attacking Birdie Commandos. Chipper grabs a beakful of hair and yanks hard as Finny, Chuey and Kallie take bites out of crime. The man begins to cry in pain, pleading with the angry birds to stop. Little Angel and Dixie enter the battle ready for the attack to teach them not to mess with innocent fids who are minding their own business and only want to be left alone to live and let live! LA grabs the man by the nose and bites down hard, refusing to let go as he withers in pain on the jungle floor.
Then the birds turn their attention on the ring leader. His eyes grow huge as dozens of angry eyes glare in his direction. The blood flowing from countless bites inflicted by Cappy........
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01/14/2015 09:21.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz and flock
Hello Amazon Adventurers Amando here in Belem Brazil. With Paoo safely aboard the shuttle we BC Avengers are preparing to wage war against some well known local poachers before we continue our journey to reunite our small friend baby Armando with his parents.In low whispers the birds plot their revenge.
Cappy listens intently, as he continues to work on his weapons. Satisfied Cappy is ready for WAR ... his beak and talons are sharpened and his crest is up and he is fully alert. If he has too he will go it alone but he will make them poachers bleed buckets before he is through with them. Cappy glances at the little guy and gives him a scritch and a wink and tells him "you have lots of flock mates to protect and love you."
Amando describes in detail the jungle area where Finny and the Green Angels had spotted the band of poachers setting traps for the unsuspecting Blue Fronted Amazon flock. Jenny-lynn thinks for a moment then says, " We better break up into teams, each responsible for a different part of this mission. With the Green Angels doing over-head surveillance we'll know exactly where thtey are and what they are doing. "
"Keep away from all trees, and don't land on the ground, keep your attacks directed at the poachers, IF they flee out of the clearing, chase them, but beware of anything that doesn't seem like it should be there." Sky adds
"WE WILL LET THEM POACHERS HAVE IT FOR SURE." Kacey and Sweetpepper yell angrily, and are joined by the rest.
"Yeah, we are gonna get those poachers good!!" Kaji fluffs up and gives his mean look."They are not gonna mess with us, no sireee!"
"I am not usually one for violence but in this case I think a few Zon bites might be a good idea!!! Sugar growls.
"We can handle a few poachers easily" BB adds "JL and I can take care of a couple each. My Dad sharpened my talons for me."
An anxious Cookie ruffles his feathers and says loudly, "LET'S GO GET 'EM ! ! !
BonBon and Parker, being budgies have already begun chichi-ing in agitation, anxious to get going to attack the poachers! BonBon says, "let me at 'em! "
Spot says, "Parker you keep my fister safe! I'll be dealing with them on my terms!
Dixie leads the group in a prayer for their safety, and at the Amen they let out a triumphant cheer, taking to the air as one, they follow Finny, Chipper, Kacey, Kallie, Chuey, Pearl, and Silver towards the battle grounds. Flying in fighter-plane formation they circle their target before beginning to branch off into groups of angry, protective Birdie commandos.
Jenny-Lynn lets out the attack command " OK, N O W!!!!!!" and the battle begins in the clearing in the hot Brazilian jungle
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01/13/2015 08:53.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miss Oz
Hi everybirdie, Amando here with our current Rescue Mission update for Monday. Word has been that there are poachers at work close-by in the Jungle. They have located feeding grounds for Blue-Fronted Amazons. My frother Casey wants to have at them, as does many of the group but we have to plan this carefully. We don't want anyone hurt or worse. With Paoo safely aboard the shuttle, under the watchful eyes of our BC friends. It is time for some tactical planning.
``Wow that was fun," Jenny-Lynn has her wings full holding back a bunch of PO'ed parrots ready to do battle with the poacher. Taz, Puffin, Oz, and Flitzer are on standby, while Finny & his green Angels are doing overhead surveillance, with Chipper and P&S! The hardest one to hold back is Cappy Miller, he must be part Amazon. JL has vowed to wait for Amando and Sky's order to coordinate the attack, if necessary! A gnarly faced Jenny says in a Zon growl " I want one of these poachers for lunch!" Jenny reaches into her ruck sack and pulls out a banner that reads "NO MORE WILD PARROTS", and it brings a silent roar amongst all the brave rescue parrots, trying hard not to give their positions away...
Cappy is so disgusted with the poachers that he just wants a chance at them. He sits and sharpens his beak just in case he gets an opportunity to RIP some poacher flesh.He listens as Amando, Jenny-Lynn and Sky plan their attack.
" You and your team did a great job getting Paoo out of there. It was nerve wracking to say the least. Now what are we going to do about those POACHERS?? They're some evil, scary folks!" Finny says as he returns for a quick updating on their next course of action. He tells the group that "the poachers have moved their location further south-west and have set up traps by painting "a glue-like substance" onto the branches of the trees in a wild Mango grove. Chipper had gone in for a closer look and reported back that there are 7 poachers in the group, and that they were hoping to capture 200 Blue-fronts for their buyer."
Little Angel sits with Dixie holding baby Armando who happily wiggles and flaps his tiny wings. An angry glare crosses LA's eyes, "Let me at' em, I'll show them poachers a thing or two or three, maybe even four! Just let me at 'em."
"I say we make a air-bourne attack on these low-lifes. Teach them a lesson they won't soon forget." Kaji and Hulk say letting out low growls. "The Green Angels know where the traps are set and we won't land, except on those Poachers"
The debate gets pretty heavy but the general agreement is, " We group and attack. No bird flies alone, no BIRD, hear me, no bird, lands anywhere in those trees. What do ya say?" Jenny-Lynn asks
"LET"S DO IT!!!!!!!!!! everybirdie yells quietly in agreement.
So, here's the plan......
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01/12/2015 10:51.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz
Thanks so much for celebrating my hatchday with me, and for making it possible for me to get BOTD. It brought back fond memories, going back to the castle again. It wasn't all that long, since TiPaul was there only a couple of days ago. We have been spoiled, and I am enjoying it immensely. hugs from Pepper

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01/11/2015 05:49.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz
Amando here today to update everybirdie on our current rescue mission. We were successful in freeing Paoo from his chains of imprisonment, but just as Paoo and his rescuers reach cover, the morning silence is erupted by the shrill screams of Taz, Puffin, Tango, Oz and Flitzer. The panicked alarm sends everybirdie flying and running for cover. Finnegan and the Green Angels fly in at top speed, adding their distress calls to the chaos. Landing silently next to Sky and Amando they tell what they saw as they checked out some activity towards the West. Jenny-Lynn leans close so as not to miss a single word as they convey their message.
"Chipper, Pearl and Silver flew towards the south west while Kacey, Kallie and I headed towards the north west." Finnegan takes a deep breath, " as we flew over head to regroup we saw them, The POACHERS!"
"They were setting traps in the jungle growth" Chipper says angrily, " they have nets and cages hidden in the under growth."
"How many are there?' Amando asks concern crossing his face
"maybe 6." Finnegan replies in disgust
"I'm sure the calls have gone out over the Amazon. They will not be successful today!" Jenny-Lynn says growling in outrage.
"They were waiting for Blue-Fronted Amazons to land at their feeding grounds. We intercepted them and they've left the area"
As quickly as it began, the air once more becomes silent, but the rescue group knows they now must hurry before anyone realizes that Paoo is missing and go in search of him. Angel and Pepper lead the way as they quietly lead Paoo to their Rescue Central and the shuttles. As they move along, others from the group join them, each lost in their own thoughts about the Poachers at work in the area. Pushing the brush aside, they arrive safely at their camp.
"we're here Paoo, this is our camp. In a few minutes all the birds will be back from their positions during the rescue mission, and we'll take off for Macapa' and the trip up the Amazon. You're going home my friend, you are going home!" Amando tells him, taking his wing to lead him onto the shuttle.
"Thank-you my friends. All I have dreamed of is being once more back home. They took my flight away, and blinded my eyes from seeing the world, but never did they take away my longing to once more be free, even if it is for only a short while. My flock will take care of me." Paoo smiled sadly as he spoke. "too many of my kind, of all our species have known my fate, and that of my dear Rosa. Until someone will stand up and say "NO MORE wild Parrots" this cruelty will go on. I pray you will share my story and make a difference."
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01/11/2015 09:18.10 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Oz~
I hope you are having a great day and mom and I both hope your mom is feeling a whole lot better today! We hope she can manage some cereal or something light today! She must feel like she has gone 12 rounds in a boxing ring!!! You take good care of her and make sure she rests!!
Merlin is micro-chipped but we live on a 6 lane highway so if he had made it to the street it could have been fatal! He won't be going out anymore without a leash on so it should all be okay. Mom had to remind the skin brother not to leave the door open when he went to get a pop! We store the pop on the balcony in the winter to free up room in the fridge. It stays nice and cold out there!
Enjoy your day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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01/10/2015 11:50.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz
Hello friends, Amando here with our current rescue mission update. SHHHHH! we have to be very quiet, and make sure not to make a sound. Jenny-Lynn being well trained in organizing under-feathers missions for the Homeland Security organizes the rescue teams. Amando, Dixie, Peppino and Pookie hand out camo gear they'd brought from the BC. The birds hurriedly change and check that each one has everything they'll need to successfully complete their first mission; freeing Paoo.
Sugar kisses little Armando on the head as he peeps happily in l'il Angel's wings, " be good, we'll be back soon."
Silently the group moves out keeping to the cover wherever possible. Sky checks to be certain he has the bolt cutters needed to remove the chain from Paoo's leg shackle. Suddenly Finnegan and his Green Angels team land where Amando and Jenny's team are doing last second equipment checks. " All is clear between here and Belem, but we did see some human activity to the west. We're heading off there now. Keep Safe" Finnegan says as his group take silently to the air.
Quiet as mice, the teams take their positions. Spot and Cori fly to the trees next to the store where Paoo is held prisoner. Not a word or sound is exchanged as each bird begins their job. One mistake could mean disaster for the rescue teams and poor Paoo. Flitzer watches from the tree, taking in every movement in the city below. A dog wanders by oblivious to the scene about to unfold before him.
Jenny-Lynn, Amando and Sky creep slowly closer to where Paoo is chained. They can make out his still form from the distant cover. Kaji and Cappy head around to the opposite side and wait for the signal to move in. Taz lets out a short, high whistle, the signal all-is-clear, and from the distance it is echoed by Spot, then Gus, Cori, Kiddo and finally Sweetpepper.
"OK, coast is clear, let's move in, cut Paoo free and get him out of here." JL directs. BooBoo flies up to the roof of the store, taking her position to help lead the rescue team to where the others wait to help assist Paoo in getting safely to the shuttle. Amando leads the way, keeping to the shadows and low brush as they move in. Paoo lifts his head at the faint sound of BooBoo flying past. Unable to see, somehow within his heart knows that today he will finally be freed. Moving cautiously to the end of his branch he waits. Amando and Sky had promised him to return for him. " today I go home!"
Sky speaks softly to Paoo as the group reaches his side, " we're gonna cut the chain, and help you out of here. The shuttle is ready, but we have to be very quiet."
Jenny-Lynn looks at the chain in disgust. Cappy and Kaji help hold it so Sky can use the bolt-cutters to cut the link. Boo Boo watches for any signs of danger from the roof top. With great effort the chain is cut, and Kaji helps Paoo onto the ground. Taking him by each wing, Cappy and Kaji lead him towards the undergrowth where BonBon watches eggcitedly.
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01/10/2015 09:54.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Oz~
I hope you are having a wonderful day!!
You will not believe what happened here last night! Mom was cleaning up the kitchen and put the trash bag out on the balcony. Sneaky Merlin went out there without mom knowing and jumped over the balcony!! He is perfectly fine, which is a miracle, but mom says unless he has his harness and leash on he is never going out there again!
She noticed he was missing and went to check the balcony and didn't see him. She checked the whole house out and he was no where to be found. She looked over the balcony but did not see him. She grabbed her jacket and went around the building, climbed down the embankment, sloshes through the moat and climbed up the wall to get to the downstairs neighbors patio. She saw Merlin run onto the patio and called to him. He came right to her! She bundled him up in her coat and brought him back home! She was muddy and banged her knee while climbing the wall but at least Merlin was okay. She checked every inch of that cat and he is just fine! Mom explained to him that cat do not really have 9 lives! He stuck to her like velcro for the rest of the night. Just before we went to bed, he was at the door howling to go out! Not too smart, is he? He sure is one lucky cat because it was only a few minutes between the time mom put the trash bag out and going downstairs to find him! If he had done that when mom wasn't here, no one else would have noticed him gone!
Have a fabulous evening! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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01/09/2015 06:09.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz
Happy TGIF my birdie pals, Amando here with today's continued Amazon Adventure update. We woke extremely early in the morning, prepared to make our rescue mission well before any humans would be up and about. With Jenny-Lynn leading the rescue party, we would free Paoo from his imprisonment and make a quick, safe escape to Macapa'. Before the humans would know what had taken place we would be many miles away.
(Before continuing further I must tell the reality of Paoo's life. Paoo lived 4 years in a totally dark prison, afraid to move beyond a few feet to eat and drink from his dirty bowls. He lived outdoors subject to the eliminates, no shade, no place to stay dry from the daily showers. Paoo never tried to escape, he was unable to see, so there he sat, until finally one day Miguel, the person who forced this prison of pain upon him rescued him. He was euthanized and finally reunited with his Rosa and flock at the Rainbow Bridge. Miguel grieves his past but fights harder then any of us to change the future, and protect the wild flocks. Everyday his life is in danger, because the poachers are not gone, the market for wild Parrots is alive, and those involved will kill men to continue it. Fly free Paoo my dear friend. Although the CITES act stopped the import of wild caught Parrots, the Parrots can and do daily enter the USA and Canada through Europe and overseas sources. Most of the "imported birds we buy are not bred in captivity-except those with closed metal bands. DO NOT buy imported birds--do YOUR part to stop this crime)" Miguel"
"OK, Taz, Spot, Gus, Cori, Sweetpepper and Kiddo, you six have to be our watch birds. Sugar, Cookie and Raffi you keep look out for any cars along the main road. SKY, you and Cappy come with Amando, Kaji and I. We're going to get Paoo and help him to escape to cover, Where Bonbon, Boo Boo, Pepper, Angel and Chyna, will assist Willie, Falco, Jesse, Pico and Hulk to bring him back here to Rescue Central. Dory you and Little Angel watch baby Armando and make sure he is fed and ready for a fast escape by shuttle once we bring Paoo back with us. If you can help load the shuttle Picabo, Elvis and Indy that will really help.
Jenny-Lynn stops to look at a map she has made of the area. "Puffin, Tango, Oz and Flitzer we need you to be on the alert for any signs of danger, sit in the trees out of sight. IF any human appears I need you to scream as loud as you can so we'll know that danger is lurking close by. Chipper, you, Finnegan,Kacey, Kallie and Pearl and Silver are fast, swift fliers. Your mission is to deliver information between all rescue party members. Move silently, so as not to bring any attention to our secret mission." Jenny-Lynn growls fiercely and " should I encounter any human resistance, we'll just........" she stopped not speaking the words that she knew Sky and Amando and the others already felt.
"Ok, let's say a prayer for our safety"
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01/09/2015 06:52.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Oz~
I hope you had a wonderful day! I had a nice day. We just hung out at home and did chores around the house. I got to watch a show called Fantasia. It had really nice music and even Mickey Mouse! It is a really old show but it was fun to watch.
Enjoy your evening! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love ya ~ Sugar ♥

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01/08/2015 09:00.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz
Here's a belated Happy Hatchday wish for you...
Thank you so much for the BOTD congrats and I hope your hatchday was awesome...

Love your bro in law
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01/08/2015 10:47.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miss Oz
Hello my friends, Amando here in the Brazilian sunshine. After our conversation with Paoo, Sky and I return to rejoin the others at the shuttle landing site. We gathered together to discuss the frightening information that we had uncovered. The reality that this happens daily here in South America, Mexico, and around the planet was a wake-up call to some, and a sad reminder to others like myself of the freedom we lost. As I spoke of Paoo's prison his final words echoed loudly in my mind. " you must take Armando back home"
" I am not so certain it's a good plan to take Armando back to his parents, what if he too is trapped?" Falco questions worry on her pretty face. Jesse puts his wing around her protectively.
"I agree, it might be safer if we take him back to BC and let him live with us." Gus adds tickling the baby under his beak
Jenny-Lynn and Sugar hold Armando protectively, anger filling their hearts as they think of the pain Paoo and Rosa and others suffer at man's cruel hands. Cappy stands watch over Armando, his crest raised in aggressive protection. " We will not stand anyone to harm our little friend!"
"NO! Let us come across the poachers, any poachers, we'll teach them a lesson they will never forget" SKY Screams loudly, his eyes burning in outrage. " We have to help Paoo. He sits daily without shade, at the mercy of the rain or sun , exhaust fumes filling his lungs. We'll take him with us. We will help him, we will return him to his family." Sky screams, and it is echoed in the voices of all the BC friends.
Baby Armando chirps, unsure of what was going on, but sure it was something eggciting that lay ahead for them all. Dory takes the baby and holding him gently, feeds him his lunch. Armando grins happily, his crop full, as he cuddles close to her for extra protection. Dixie and Little Angel offer to watch Armando for a while so Dory and the others can begin to pack up the bags for the first leg of their trip into the Amazon. Lizzie and BB work with Chyna and the girls to make snacks for their cross country journey to Macapa' in the state of Para. From Para, they will start the trek along the Amazon River to find Armando's family.
Pará is the most populous state of the northern region with a population of over 7.5 million, being the ninth most populous state in Brazil. It is the second largest state of Brazil in area, with 1,2 million km², second only to Amazonas. Its most famous icons are the Amazon River and the Amazon Rainforest.
" Before dawn we will go for Paoo, then take the shuttle to Macapa'. We will be using long boats to navigate the Amazon River. JL we need you to organize a rescue mission. Finnegan I need you and Spot to fly ahead to scout out the route we will be taking once our shuttles land near the city. Check for any dangers, both wild animals and humans.
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01/08/2015 08:45.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz
Thanks so much for coming by to vote for me!
Mom took Marley to the vet today, and got her beak filed. She looks real pretty now. Heck, she is always pretty. After we all helped Mom and Dad eat their Shish Taouk dinners, I helped Mom get all the others to sleep and it was finally time for the computer. Of course there were distractions... the phone not working because the line froze, and other crazy things, but we are here now. Not every birdy has ridiculously cold weather like we do, and I don't think you want it either. it may be winter, but this is awful. It is supposed to go down to minus 32 Celsius, which is minus 25.6 Fahrenheit and with the wind chill it is minus 40 which is the same in either C or F. When is it going to be spring? Mom says not for a long time. Thanks for coming by... hope to see you tomorrow. Love and hugs from TiPaul

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01/07/2015 09:42.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz sweetie
Hello everybirdie, I must finish Paoo's story even though it brings much sadness and grief to us. Paoo was real, his story was shared with my Momma Deb by Miguel a former poacher who has since learned the truth and now fights daily to stop the illegal trade in wild-caught Parrots in South America and Mexico. I wish to thank him for showing us the reality of poaching of Parrots world-wide. Flew free my friend Paoo.
" The terror that filled her once beautiful eyes broke my heart, and spirit. I sat next to her as she slowly died a pain-filled death, screaming in agony. It is this faithfulness to one another that allows many Parrots of all species to be trapped in the wild. When one among a group is injured the others respond by coming to their aid. As I sat next to Rosa, watching her life fade IW as unaware of the danger soon to befall us. A net was sudden shot over the group of Macaws settled on the ground guarding their dying comrades. Some escaped the net as it hurled across the opening launched from special cannons. Many of us did not."
"When the net fell I tried to fly but the weight held me to the ground, I fought hard but became entangled in the webbing. Men came, Miguel came and grabbed each of us roughly. Some of my friends received injured or broken wings due tot heir rough handling and our struggle to get free. We were thrown into metal cages one upon another, cramped together so we could not move, or barely breath. The hot sun, no water and food made many of us sick and very weak. By the time we arrived at Miguel's home in the Amazon we were tired, scared and unable to put up a fight. We were left in these conditions for days. Finally one by one we were yanked out, our wings were pinioned( a practice were the end of the wing is cut off to prevent any future ability of flight). Some of my family fought the men, and they were dunked head first into pails of cold water again and again until they quieted down or died of fear. I was young and strong and fought and screamed in anger as they cut the ends of my wings off. I bit hard and tried to escape. Unable to fly I fell tot he ground and was easily captured. To stop my fighting I was held down as a red-hot needle was touched to my iris of each eye. The pain was unbelievable and somewhere during this abuse I passed out. When I awoke I was once more in the cramped cage, but my world had become filled with pain and darkness. "
" Miguel and the men took the remaining survivors from my flock to the market were we were sold for $60.00 to $200.00 US each. Many of us had died from abuse, fear, sickness, thirst and hunger. Other had infections in their open cuts were their wing tips had been chopped off, and some of us were forever blind due to our desire to once more fly free. My friends be careful of man. No matter what never stay in the open long, avoid common feeding grounds and please take the baby home."
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01/07/2015 06:03.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz,
we are lucky right now with our weather. It was warmer than usual last month. We have no problem with that for sure.

Mom made cookies today...peanut butter of course, dad's favorite. He shared them with us...just a little bit of course or mom would get mad at him...lol
Scoober is the only birdie who won't eat them, Scoober won't eat any of those kind of treats. Of course, Harley couldn't have any...she loved peanut butter cookies.

I had a great day with dad today...sharing cookies of course and playing peek-a-boo with him and hanging out on his shoulder...

Love all your pictures in your gallery now that I can see them...LOL

Wing hugs, Rosie

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01/06/2015 10:05.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Oz~
I hope you are having a great day! I apologize for the boring
C/P but things have been crazy around here for the past few days. Getting dad ready to head out is always crazy! He always thinks of something he wants to get before he goes and then leaves stuff behind as well! He'll be having to get himself a new soup bowl and some coffee creamer because they are both sitting on the kitchen counter!hahahahahahaha
There has been the usual clean up after the dog and giving her a bath too! She is doing pretty well but manages to pee off the edges of the wee wee pads! Mom has 4 of them taped together but she still manages to miss part of it! She is still happy and eating up a storm so this is not such a big thing to deal with. It's just takes some time!
This morning we were all set to get my notes out when Ian asked to use the computer. Something happened to his and he needed to download something to fix it! It took an hour!
Right when mom sat down at the computer, I screamed! Mom got me out of the cage and checked me out! I was chewing up wood and she was afraid I had hurt my beak. I let her check out the beak and look at my tongue but there was no way I was going to let her touch it!! Who knows where those hands have been!!
Anyway, nothing seems to be damaged but I insisted on sitting on mom's lap for a long time! I had a fright and I needed to be fussed over! I'm back in the play cage now, having an apple and a goldfish cracker! Perhaps tomorrow will be a bit quieter and I can get a better note out! I just don't want any bird to think I have forgotten them! Never gonna happen!
I hope your day is just perfect! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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01/06/2015 01:11.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oz sweetie
Hello Amazon Adventurers, Amando here in sunny Belem, Brazil. With our safe trip, and successful scouting of the surrounding area we took the opportunity to explore the area and attractions before getting down to the serious job of returning our Baby to his Parronts. "Come on let's go check out the beach and market place" Chyna says, Cori and the girls agree to that plan and leave together, swimsuits and towels under their wings."Stay together, and watch for any signs of danger!" Amando calls after them
"We better go keep an eye on them" Sky tells BB. Spot and BonBon with Parker follow along at a short distance to keep watch over the girls.
The girls giggle and laugh as they make they way to the beautiful, sandy beach. Seeing that they are in a safe, public location, Amando and Sky decide to go check out the market place. As they walk around, they come upon a small store on a side street. Here is where they meet Paoo. Paoo was sitting quietly on an old tree limb, barely moving, staring off into the distance Rainforest. The once beautiful Scarlet Macaw was dirty and his feathers looked dingy and rough.
"Hello!" Amando says startling the large bird. He looks bewildered as he tries to locate the source of the voice. "Hello?"
"He speaks Spanish" Sky says, " Bueno" Sky says
"Bueno" the Parrot replies, " I speak English. My name is Paoo. Who are you?"
"I am Sky and this is my frother Amando. We have come from America to return a baby Amazon to his Parents."
" I once lived free too. But one day it all ended and I was brought here. I was born in the Central part of the Rain Forest, high in a tree hole nest. I lived with my Parents and my flock. I learned to fly, and grew big and strong. When I was 5 years old I met a beautiful girl named Rosa who lived in another flock. We met everyday at the clay licks and had become very close friends. That ended one day. I awoke early that morning, as was my way and flew with my parents, siblings and flock to the licks, but no Rosa. Her flock never arrived that morning. I busied myself with eating clay as did all my flock members. The silence suddenly was shattered by the screams of macaws close by. Their panicked screams filling the air with terror. We rose into the sky as one, but being a flock and faithful to our own we flew fast towards the source of the panic calls. Circling above we saw several Scarlet macaws flapping wildly on the ground below and descended to assist them. There, on the ground I found my Rosa. She was covered in blood from a missing wing as were two others from her flock. I could not abandon her despite my fear of blood, so I landed close by and went to her side.
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01/06/2015 07:36.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miss Oz
Hello everybirdie, time to rise and shine. We will finish loading the shuttles and grab a quick breakfast before the sun rises over the BC castle. Then we are off to the warm, tropical Rain Forest of Brazil. We will land in Belem Brazil. From Belem, we shall begin our dangerous journey into the interior of the Amazon Rain Forest, following the Amazon River and the Orinoco Water Shed.
"I have spoken to a dear friend of mine, who once flew free in the Amazon. He was trapped and brought into Brazil’s $1billion illegal pet trade. It targets many highly desirable psittacids. Domestic and international demands for Brazil’s parrots is enormous. He warns us that according to a recent report by researchers David Pearson and Les Beletsky, domestic aviculture is an “iconic (activity) in all classes of Brazilian society”. Over 70 percent of wild-taken parrots are sold domestically, despite harsh laws that prohibit possession of wild-caught psittacids. The remainder are shipped to the USA, and Europe. We must be ever watchful, and careful least we too become part of this illegal trade in wild Parrots."
"Come and get it" BB calls between gulps of steaming hot coffee.
The boys yawn, and try to go back to sleep. They had spent the night taking turns feeding and caring for the baby Amazon. The baby is wide eyed and ready for breakfast as Kiddo opens one eye and looks down at the bundle of energy snuggles beneath him for warmth. " You sure don't sleep very long do you little one?"
After a quick hearty breakfast, the shuttles are loaded and with one final glance around the KB the Amazon adventurers and baby with his watchful foster Moms Dory, Sugar, Jenny-Lynn, Sweetie and Spot are belted in. With a final look around at BC and home, they head south-east towards their starting point in the resort city of Belem, on the Atlantic coast of Brazil. The flight is uneventful, and Baby sleeps quietly only waking long enough to eat and take a quick look out the windows at the clouds and blue skies around them. Landing carefully under the expert talons of Ms BB and Mr Sky, the shuttles touch down outside the city in a secluded location, where it will be safe for them to exit the shuttles and get their bearings. Having left the cold and snow of Canada and many parts of the US behind, the sun and heat feels good after the long flight.
" Hulk, Kiddo, Sky, Picabo, Silver, Pearl and I will go scout out the area. Wait here till we return. Be care and keep an eye out of humans." Amando says, as the boys head off towards Belem. The others unload the backpacks, tents and gear they brought along, readying everything for the long trip up the Amazon River. After a short while the scouts return with word that "it should be safe to explore some today in Belem, but stick together, never be alone."
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Come visit me, jesse, AMANDO, PLEASE VOTE ME BOTM IN JANUARY, Little Angel, Jack,, sarah little bird, Rally and Lacie, angel girl, Santa Birdie is Coming Soon, zeena, SKY, Thank-you for BOTD everybirdie, zeke, thank you friends for BOTD, Sky Flock Rainbow Bridge Memorial page, sweetie, thank you for the prayers, poncho wishing all a Merry Christmas, casey, broken wings, broken promises & Flynn, wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

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  HI OZ!!!!
As you know we all wish you and your flock and family a very safe, healthy and prosperous New Year....Good for your Mom that she can do all of things she likes...We are sure that when she is at home you all get plenty of TLC from her.....Yes, today it is sunny here and only around 30 but the temps will continue to fall during the week....Crazy weather here also....Have a wonderful Monday....Just pecked a V4U...With many warm birdie wing hugs to you my friend....Love, Princess :o)

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

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