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Hi! My name is Sam says, Vote for Angel Girl for BOTM 224627

I am a Timneh African Grey from Waxhaw, NC.

Sammie, SamIAm

9 years old   M

Timneh African Grey

Cinnamon Toast(no sugar!), cashews, peanuts, apples, grapes, lettuce, peppers, oatmeal & CORNBREAD although I request it, she doesn't always comply! Hmph!!

On top of my cage when inside the house & when she takes me outside on the back deck getting my suntan!,

Getting misted. Hey, buddy, let me tell ya what I'd like to do with that bottle!!!

Something about her scritches that I just can't get enough of!

Sam likes to swing from his piñata & tear it up with his feet as well as his beak. I had to move his piñata because Sam broke most of his tail feathers off acting like Tarzan!.

When you're happy & you know it, stomp your feet!!.

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  Hi Sammy
The double wedding yesterday was sure beautiful. We all wish the 2 happy couples long life and happiness. We were sorry to have to be silent during the reception, but mom had plans for the evening.
It was her first Night at the Races, a fundraiser for the pool where she goes in the summer. She always bought a horse and jockey for the event, but never went. She never won, either, although her sister has won at least $40 every year! Last night, she and her sister and brother in law went to the dinner and stayed for the races. Guess what? Mom's horse won in its race! Mom won $40, and since she bet on it, she won another $4. (Of course, she spent more than that during the course of the evening.) It sure was fun winning something, though!
Today it's kind of cloudy and it's supposed to be cooler, although when mom walked the dogs, it was sure humid and close. I hope you are having a great day today, getting lots of Sunday love, and having a pleasant weather day as well. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, Divo & Falco, thanks for the prayers, I'm doing okay.

09/21/2014 09:05.15 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
Yes, I am one of those mom munchers, at least while I'm getting lotioned up and medicated. I spit at her today, and she thinks I didn't get a full dose of the antibiotics, but she was afraid to overdose me, so she let it go.
Yes, I was at one of your ceremonies. I think we should all have them all the time. You never know what is going to come out of those new toys and such. Sometimes new perches are scary, too. Did I ever tell you about the new perch mom got me, hung it between my food and water dishes, and watched me climb over, under, and around it for about a month before actually using it? Well, it was no fun, let me tell you. But, I finally saw it for what it was, just a piece of wood, and eventually started using it. Now I like it a lot.
Well, I hope you are having a good day, my friend. You and Miranda looked like you were having fun at the wedding yesterday. You sure do make a nice couple. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, Divo & Falco, thanks for the prayers, I'm doing okay.

09/21/2014 08:41.21 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sam
WOWIE..... We have three bird shows coming up in the next four weeks. That's means a lot of stuff for us. Gosh we love to send pops to the shows. Always comes home with toys and treats for all of us.

Come visit me, Jetta.

09/21/2014 02:35.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Voted for you!
Have a good night!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper.

09/20/2014 03:28.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Sam!
What a great way to deal with those telemarketers and political calls!!! Mom says that they might not call back--which is the desired effect,that is for sure!!

Okay, about last night. Mom did it again. She was in the middle of blogging, and even got a couple blogs out, and she put her head back on the back of the chair, and was out like a light!! She woke up around 12:30 AM. She got me perched and covered, and did my dishes, flossed, brushed her teeth and headed to bed!

And YIPPIE! I got to the farmer's market today to see Paula! I was so happy--it was raining before we went, and it started up a little bit when we were getting ready to come home. Super happy that we don't have the tornado warnings that some of our friends have. Sort of windy, and the sun is out now, but it sure was grey and overcast when I was outside. Paula was so happy to see me, and more than a few folks stopped Mom to comment on how handsome I was. Mom even over heard someone say that Mom was taking her bird for a walk. Yup!

Hope your day is superb!

Your buddy,
Kaji

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09/20/2014 02:52.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi SamIAm
Well, that pirate talkin' sure worked well for your mom, and I bet your singing didn't hurt a bit either. That would make a wonderful video for BC if you are not camera shy like I am.

Well, I didn't get a sunbath today, and it is all my fault again. It was actually too cool this morning before Mom and Dad went grocery shopping, and so when Mom got home she tried to get me to go outside. Nothin' doin', and I made that quite clear thru several attempts on my mom's part. She couldn't even get me to sit on her shoulder, much less climb on and in to the outside carrier. Oh well, maybe tomorrow.

However it is not a total loss, because I was more than willing to climb on my mom's shoulder to come in and blog. (She tried one last time to get me to climb in the carrier....nope!) So now I am sitting on Mom's knee and having Mom time with my blog time. Works for me.

Kiddo

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09/20/2014 02:20.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
I just love those barrel racing pics. I bet by the milonga you will have it sewn up because you are practicing so much.
Thanks for the well wishes. Falco's side doesn't feel as hard to mom, so maybe that's a good sign. She's still giving mom a hard time with the meds, though.
Falco says she feels good enough to be dancing at the wedding today. It's at 4 eastern, hope to see you there.
Mom had a training type tour this morning to help the people who work in the halls. She took them through cenozoic and mesozoic halls and gave them some background on the exhibits. It was fun, different from any tour she's ever done. Then she had a tour in mammal hall for the general public. It was one of those mini tours, and she finished in 35 minutes, YAY. That's supposed to be the time frame for those.
I hope you are getting lots of good weather today, we sure are! May your day be filled with sunshine and cuddles. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, Divo & Falco, thanks for the prayers, I'm doing okay.

09/20/2014 12:34.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
I love when you talk like a pirate!
Thanks for the well wishes. My side doesn't feel as hard to mom, so maybe that's a good sign. I am still giving her a hard time with the meds, though.
I feel good enough to be dancing at the wedding today. It's at 4 eastern, hope to see you there.
Mom had a training type tour this morning to help the people who work in the halls. She took them through cenozoic and mesozoic halls and gave them some background on the exhibits. It was fun, different from any tour she's ever done. Then she had a tour in mammal hall for the general public. It was one of those mini tours, and she finished in 35 minutes, YAY. That's supposed to be the time frame for those.
I hope you are getting lots of good weather today, we sure are! May your day be filled with sunshine and cuddles. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, Divo & Falco, thanks for the prayers, I'm doing okay.

09/20/2014 11:59.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Sam~
I hope you are having a great day! It's starting out cool and misty here! Just the way it should be!
Only 2 more days until the fair is over down in town! It's really fun but there is way too much traffic down there during the fair time. My skin sister's boss went yesterday and brought back a whole bag of fair scones for us! YUMMY! Mom has the mix so we can make more at another time. They have raspberry jam in them!
Can you believe that it is the last day of summer?? I had a nice summer but I just love Autumn. Pretty colors and really yummy squash! Halloween too! Guess I had better start thinking about a costume!
Thank you so much for your "talk like a pirate" day visit! No bird around here can speak pirate better than you do! I'm hopeless at it but listening to you brings back memories of the sea, the mist blowing on my feathers and you and Ceasaur at the helm! Very good times indeed!
I hope your day is just perfect! Please give Aunt Robin our love!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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09/20/2014 10:22.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Day 20- Cheticamp River Kayaking
Hello everybirdie, Angel Girl here with today's wet BOTM post. We finally arrived at the inland beginning of the Cheticamp River, where we found our Kayaks ready and waiting for our down river tour. The sun was just peaking over the mountains when we pushed off and began to slowly paddle out into the calm river. We had not gone very far when the current of the river began to move rapid and strong towards our first white-water adventure.
" Angel GIRL!!!" Raffikki called loudly, " you sure this is safe?"
"Well, I think so," she saw the look on several faces change, " YES, of course it is, just hang on tight to the sides of the kayak and paddle when you can. Watch for rocks, and paddle backwards to slow yourself down to navigate around them. SEE YOU ALL AT THE BOTTOM"
"WEEEEEE," Little Angel and Dixie's kayak begins it rapid ride down the rough, fast moving waters, spray flying up into their faces, " this is fun Dixie" Dixie wasn't so sure, but paddles and leaned slightly to go around the first rock in their pathway.
"Oh, my feathers!" Chyna complained as water soaked her from head to tail, " It's freezing cold too!"
"Paddle harder Cori" Boo Boo ordered as she navigated a turn in the river expertly
""BRRRRRR. It's icy. I'm soaked too" Falco called to Chyna as she and Willie splash around a huge boulder in the river.
"Havin' fun BB?" Sky asked laughing as water covered over their kayak, as they bobbed and spun down the decline" reaching quickly back to check on his pickles. " Ok, their safe!"
"YUCK!!!!!! " BonBon glares at Spot who grins back, " you did that on purpose." BonBon shakes her feathers dry of water and "OHHHHHHHHHH, algae" Spot giggles and splashes her again with the paddle. She sticks out her tongue. " where'd you learn that from"
"I'm tellin' Poppa Sky on you Spot" and Little Angel"
YEEHAWW" SamIAM yells as he and Miranda move swiftly through the choppy waters, mist and waves soaking them to the skin. " This is so much fun"
" Hold on tight" Jesse yells to Falco as they reach a very rough, rocky spot at the bottom of a short falls. Willie and Jesse paddle hard to keep up-right and finally they exit the white water into the calm river below. :Wasn't that greyt falco?" Jesse asks, but only gets a fluff of wet feathers in response. The boys laugh.
" Here we go Gus" Hulk says as they enter the rapids, water falling high around them
"Snowy, Strawberry are you two ok?" Angel calls back seeing them caught up on a small dead-fall( tree limb) in the water.
"Yep, we're free" the kayak moves off swiftly, into the deeper water.
Chipper, Cheyenne, Cookie and TiPaul ride the rushing current safely through the first turn, into the rough, drop over the falls, when suddenly their kayak turns sideways. They paddle hard trying to correct themselves, but it's too late, they tip to the left and then turn upside down. Just as swift they roll themselves upright to the applause of the others watching from below.
Angel Girl 224627

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09/20/2014 09:31.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Now that was a fun day !
Even if the mom was off running errands and cleaning in the other room !

She's looking forward to Parrot Palooza - your sweet mama is still coming with aunt Eva right ?

Come visit me, Cookie goes to school, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

09/20/2014 03:29.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sam
I have enough of a problem talking like a human, much less a pirate, hee hee. OK, where the bounty, and I don't mean paper towels.

Come visit me, Jetta.

09/20/2014 01:43.24 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sam
Oh Captain, did ye like that little pirate ditty?
Thanks for using the cutlass and canon on my vote button. I know that helped a lot.
Ahhhh, tis a special day of lootin and getting some pirate booty. I hope you enjoyed ye self aaarrrggghhhh.
Mom even sent some pirate talk texts out har har.
What a greyt day! I hit the 20K at 1AM, thanks to my sweetie Scoober. Then, it was Talk Like A Pirate Day! I did my best. Today was a high of 65, partly sunny and rain tonight. The T-storms are back and will hit us from 2AM thru 8PM on Saturday.
I want to thank all of you who have voted for me. I wouldn't have this honor without you.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna ~ I'll be back Monday & Bailey ♥ RIP.

09/19/2014 10:05.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 19--Sights and Scenes to behold
"HELLOOOO!!!!!!!" Angel Girl yells, listening to her voice echo off the rock faces of the mountains. " This is so cool. We have so much to do in this one park, it's incredible."
"Oh look" Kaji points as he spies a large mother black bear with three tumbly teenage cubs following behind, wrestling and rolling in the long meadow grass.
There are many activities to do when visiting the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Activities include camping, hiking, sightseeing, swimming, fishing, cycling, golfing, kayaking and surfing. There are endless swimming options available for all ages in the park. There are five main salt water ocean beaches in the park and two freshwater lakes. The ocean beaches include Ingonish Beach, North Bay Beach, Broad Cove Beach, Black Brook Beach and La Block Beach. The two freshwater beaches include Freshwater Lake and Warren Lake. Freshwater Lake and Ingonish Beach are both supervised with a lifeguard during the summer months. There are very strong currents at Black Brook and Ingonish Beach which must be considered when bringing small birdies to these two beaches.
"Hey let's go white water kayaking down the Cheticamp River." Pookie says eager for adventure. " Then we could try surfing off the beach."
"Sounds like fun." Angel Girl climbs up on a tree stump to be heard. " OK, who wants to try some kayaking in white waters?" she looks as every wing goes up. " cool bunch of adventures."
"They Park ranger says they have kayaks arrival at the top of the river. We can ride the horses there, or hike cross country." Jenny-Lynn tells the group.
"We better hike, leave the horses here until we return and head down tot he ocean later for some surfing. Pookie offered to help teach us a few basics." Willie adds, grabbing his backpack
. The sun shines like sparkles through the heavy pine forest canopy. As the group walk they reach the opening over looking the ocean and park below. Steep cliffs and deep river canyons carve into a forested plateau bordering the Atlantic Ocean.
"BB, this is so beautiful, I feel like we have escaped into the past. Look how alive it all looks here." Sky hugs BB close as they look out over the park.
"Dixie, look, deer" Little Angel watches as the group graze in the shadows of the mountain.
Rio and Cydney, stand in awe at the size of the ocean stretched before them. " It goes on forever"
Jesse, joins Falco as they take photos to member their trip to Cape Beeton. " Popeye, Cori, Boo Boo and Pearl stop to admire an Eagle soaring high in the sky above them.
"We better get going so we have time to kayak before the sun gets too high in the sky. It will be so much fun bumping and splashing down the river." Angel Girl talks to Lalo and Sugar as they begin to hike down the soft, leaf covered pathway.
Sky grins, patting his backpack. " some pickles just in case I get hungry."
Angel Girl giggles and shakes her head at her frother, " always hungry"
Angel Girl 224627

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09/19/2014 05:08.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sam
Ahoy Captain Sam ... this is for ye ..... avast!


I'm a pirate that I be
I sail me ship ... upon the sea
I stay up late ... till half past three
And that's a peg below my knee.


I'll be back later to blog. Check out my profile pic ... mom was late putting it up!
Hugs

Come visit me, Chyna ~ I'll be back Monday & Bailey ♥ RIP.

09/19/2014 03:03.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Slam Bam Sam Man, from Pirate Jen Kidd
...you are so sweet my darling little TAGger boy, but my bestest pal Sugar and I shall never be in any competition against each other, EVER! Even if I thought I could beat her at anything, I would concede! I do not have a mother, but I am so blessed to be able to share hers with her! Aunt Eileen (Auda) its the salt of the earth, very much like my aunt Robin, Cindy J, Jane D, Arlene L, MB, Denise and many others, her lovely voice can bring sunshine to a dark day, she is very loved in this Dallas home! I gotta tell ya though, you and your sweet momma are loved in this home equally, some creatures are just worth loving more than others, but you know exactly what I mean! It has nothing to do with looks or politics, it is PURELY MATTERS OF THE HEART...

Forever love from Jenny & my family...yarr matey

Come visit me, Ziggy~ I am hanging with my best pal Jenny Lynn, Jen Lynn~I too am entered in the Cowgirl Contest, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, ANGEL CHRISTY~Entered in the Cowgirl Contest, Ms LaLo-I'm entered in Queen Chuey's contest-yahoo & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

09/19/2014 01:46.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Arrr Captain SamIAm!!
I do believe I will kill you tomorrow, because you are a friend of mine for sure. I may not be much good at this pirate lingo, but I would sure like to try Squawk-a-tiel gumbo!

Today we finally got the real cool down. Mom took me out for my sunbath at 8:55 so as to be sure I got sun before she went to the gym, but it was actually so cloudy it was a little cool. We only stayed the minimum (per the vet) of 20 minutes. However since today's high is 83 (YAY!!) it was so nice outside when Mom got home a bit before noon, we went out again for another sunbath. Then we came back in and shared rice and veggies for lunch. And I am now perched on Mom's knee dictating my blogs.

Well, Mom did it. She went to zumba after training with Becky today, and it went well. She had to really watch herself not to give in to the hip swaying and circling, because that is still a no no, and she also left after 40 minutes instead of staying for the whole hour. It wasn't that she was too tired, but she was worried about her tummy. She is being very careful. And boy, did she get a lot of hugs from all the zumba ladies! It was a great time for her, but me...not so much. I guess I have to accept that zumba is back to stay.

Is everybirdy remembering to go vote for Rodeo Queen? Remember every living bird in your flock gets one vote each day thru the 24th, so don't miss a single one.
So far every contestant has at least one vote, and I know when I go count this evening there will be even more. Will yours be there????

Kiddo

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09/19/2014 01:43.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
I love it, squawkatiel gumbo! Aaarrrggghhhh, I'm sure glad I can talk like a pirate today. Did your mom ever see the SNL skit with pirate talk? They had Peter Sarsgaard as a host, and were going to Arrrrkansas, etc. It cracked mom up!
Today is Falco's 3rd day on the antibiotics, so mom got her 3rd bite today (on the arm instead of the hand this time). Only 11 more doses to go, heehee. She doesn't really like getting toweled and told what to swallow, but mom means well. We're wondering if anybirdie out there has a suggestion for probiotics, as well. Mom hates to buy benebac, because Falco's only one bird, they don't use it at the center any more, and those tubes are expensive. Has anybirdie tried a dot of yogurt? We think that may work, but we aren't sure. Mom says it would be such a tiny amount, it shouldn't hurt, be we'd like to be sure.
Mom cleaned the coyote pens today, and both boys are getting big. They should be gone soon, we think. Yesterday the 22 outdoor raccoons were released, YAY, and today about 6 turtles said goodbye to us and went home to the wild. It's really clearing out there. Martha's foster owlets went into the flight cage this morning after the red tailed hawk was released from there, so it's starting to slow down considerably at the center.
I hope you are having a good day today, even though these days are getting shorter and the weather is cooling down. Get lots of extra cuddles to keep you warm, okay? Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, Divo & Falco, thanks for the prayers, I'm doing okay.

09/19/2014 11:05.18 AM Report This Comment  
  I'll shiver your damn timbers,Pirate LaLo Slash
...hi Sam Grey Beard, today is National "Talk Like A Pirate Day", avast ye swabbies, or ye shall walk the plank, and meet up with Davy Jones! We are running later today, and there is a good reason, coz there is a human problem! Dad is going to have to cancel his journey with our Bird Club tomorrow to visit his good pal Mike Hutchinson at the Iowa Parrot Rescue, and he has an emergency appointment at our VA Clinic on Monday, they are so good to our daddy! Please give my love to all in your fab flock and family, see ya all tomorrow, Lord willing...

Loving ya a lot, yarr ye scalawag from Mistress LaLo & the Dallas pirates

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09/19/2014 10:39.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Sam,
Stoppin' by with a vote for ya on this Pirate's Day!
Hope ya having a good weekend! Left ya a vote too!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper.

09/19/2014 09:53.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sam
Sugar and Jenny to 25K.... Only separated by a little over 100 votes. WHO makes it first? And don't forget KIDDO, humping rapidly towards 30K. And don't forget Popeye, & Raffi, working on 15K. Kaji to 10K. hey, hey, hey....

Come visit me, Jetta.

09/19/2014 08:19.18 AM Report This Comment  
  ahoy me matey Sam !
I'm a pirate! That I be!
I sail me ship upon the sea!
I stay up late - till half past three!
And that's a peg below me knee!

Yo Ho, my friends I have a tale
of treasure, plunder, sea and sail
my story's bigger than a whale
it gets so deep, ye'll have to bail.

Chorus
I'm a pirate! That I be!
I sail me ship upon the sea!
I stay up late - till half past three!
And that's a peg below me knee!

I like to fish, I like to fight
I like to stay up half the night
When I say "starboard" ye go right!
Me ma, she says, "Ye look a fright!"

lyrics by
Mark "Cap'n Slappy" Summers

singing by
Cookie

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09/19/2014 02:38.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Sam~
I hope you had a wonderful day! I'm doing just fine. It's dark and cloudy on one side of the hose and very sunny on the other side! It looks so cool!
We are still struggling with the computer so it limits our time during mom's workweek! I hope you don't think I haven't been thinking about you, because I have! It can take us an hour just to get 3 notes out and when mom has to work that night, we just run out of time! I don't think it will be too long before dad can get it fixed up.
I am watching the Mikado with the skin sister! It's got lots of music and for some reason it is making me giggle! I don't usually like operas but this one seems to be funny!
Mom and I both hope your mom is doing great! Just a thought, but I think when you barrel race you are suppose to stay on the horse!hehehehehehehe Love the picture!
I do hope you enjoy your evening!!
Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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09/18/2014 07:16.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Stopping by with a vote!
Have a good night!!!

Your friend,
Chipper

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09/18/2014 05:24.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 18--Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Hello everybirdie, Angel Girl here with today's BOTM post. It was so eggciting to see the whales so up close and personal. The majestic giants were happy to show-off their talents, leaping, and blowing for us as we paddled among them heading for our new campsite at Cape Breton National Park. I wish to take a moment to thank everyone for their their daily votes and support in my quest for the throne. Sharing this adventure with all my friends is making it a special memory for me.
After paddling along the coast we finally arrived at Cheticamp, on the edge of Park. Here we were reunited with our horses, and were able to pick up a few needed supplies that my frothers Jesse and Amanda, being boys, forgot to include in our packs. The park is located in the northern end of the island and covers one-third of the Cabot Trail. It passes through the park featuring spectacular ocean and mountain views. The park is well known for its "steep cliffs and deep river canyons that carve into a forested plateau bordering the Atlantic Ocean" The park was the first National Park in the Atlantic provinces of Canada and covers an area of 948 km². It is one of 42 in Canada's system of national parks. It is known worldwide as the place where singer Taylor Mitchell died after being fatally attacked by coyotes, the only adult human fatality from coyotes in history.
At the western entrance of the park is the Acadian village of Chéticamp on the Gulf of Saint Lawrence . On the eastern side of the park are the beaches at Ingonish on the Atlantic Ocean. In between are mountains, valleys, forests, waterfalls, rocky coastlines and a tundra-like plateau known as the Cape Breton Highlands. Park wildlife includes moose, black bears, coyotes, and Bald Eagles. The park provides habitat for the uncommon Bicknell's Thrush and Gaspe' Shrew. The first nest records of Boreal Owls for Nova Scotia were found in the south west corner of this park.
" Lalo, come on, you have enough souvenirs" Jenny-Lynn says, wings on her hips as she keeps an eye on her fister in the gift shop in Cheticamp.
"What's this Acadian thing?" Gus asks Hulk, "reading a sign mounted in town square
"Acadians are of mixed decent, French and other races. They came here from Louisiana"
"So we can get some Cajun cookin here? Let's go get something to eat!" Gus replies happily
"Wait for us" Susan and Snowy yell as they weave through the crowd of horses and riders." can't pass on a greyt meal"
Angel Girl continues to check their supplies list preparing to head to their next camp site.."Oh we need more eggs and oatmeal." She gives the list to Sky who heads off to gather all they need from the store near by.
"This place is beautiful" SamIam comments, looking out over the ocean, :has a historic appeal to it."
" I have everything we need. We better ride out before it gets too dark: Sky tells Angel Girl
"Ok, let's mount up birdies, time to head into the mountains."
Angel Girl 224627

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09/18/2014 05:03.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy, we shall pray for you daddy-Jenny & LaLo
...when dad and us stated reading your note, our first thought was, oh no, Parkinson's Disease! Thank God he can be treated with meds, we hope! We love you and our dear aunt Robin, she is A-OK in our book...

Love from Jenny, LaLo, daddy, and our family

Come visit me, Ziggy~ I am hanging with my best pal Jenny Lynn, Jen Lynn~I too am entered in the Cowgirl Contest, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, ANGEL CHRISTY~Entered in the Cowgirl Contest, Ms LaLo-I'm entered in Queen Chuey's contest-yahoo & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

09/18/2014 10:07.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning barrel boy, from your pal Lalo
We are having great Fall like weather, and we will have it for at least the next 6 days, if the weather guessers are correct for a change! We were reminded by some friends to thank God for Queen Chuey and our dear Ms Falco, for having a good health report, two are well with one to go! As I see it, the problem with having so many BC friends is that we are subjected to their pain and suffering when something is wrong with their flock or family, especially if you have a loving caring heart like our daddy and all of us! It is the love of our dear friends that keep us in the race, and as daddy says, we wouldn't have missed it for the world! Happy throw back Thursday to you all and give my love to all in your precious home, see ya tomorrow for sure...

Forever love from Ms LaLo & my family

PS~Way to go for your 20K votes Ms Chyna, we all love you very much, does it show...

Come visit me, Ziggy~ I am hanging with my best pal Jenny Lynn, Jen Lynn~I too am entered in the Cowgirl Contest, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, ANGEL CHRISTY~Entered in the Cowgirl Contest, Ms LaLo-I'm entered in Queen Chuey's contest-yahoo & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

09/18/2014 08:58.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
You and your mom are so sweet. Mom is feeling better about the whole thing today, when she took Falco out this morning to medicate her, Falco flew around, so mom figures she must be feeling better. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, Divo & Falco, thanks for the prayers, I'm doing okay.

09/18/2014 08:34.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
Thanks so much for stopping by.
The Verizon mess is sort of straightened out, but mom is still not happy. There's a popup about Java script every time she signs on, and it's annoying because it won't go away. The first guy she talked to told her over 700,000 accounts had been disabled, due to a breach in security, so hers was one of them. The second guy told her that her computer has a virus, in spite of the fact that we have Kaspersky installed, which is one of the best antivirus thingies out there. Since she had no problems with the rest of the computer, BC, AOL, she figured the first guy was right and the second guy not so much.
In case you missed the buzz yesterday, the vet found nothing broken, but I do have a huge wound on my side, possibly one I picked open when my leg was hurting. Mom can't see anyplace in my cage where I could have injured myself that badly. It's about 2 cm of open wound, with the skin that far apart. She said it would make no sense to try to stitch it, so just to apply a topical ointment to the spot. She was pleased that my leg is nearly healed, too. That wound was all around my leg, and is healed to about a 2 to 5 mm area of scabbing. Mom is putting the ointment on that, too. I am also taking oral antibiotics for 2 weeks, and have a follow up appointment next week.
Mom has an event to attend as a GUEST tonight at the center, how about that? Last year she was invited as a guest, but worked the event instead. This year, they told her to just come and enjoy.
It's another beautiful day in the neighborhood here today, lots of sun and warming as the day goes on. I hope you are having a good day and getting love and sunshine. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, Divo & Falco, thanks for the prayers, I'm doing okay.

09/18/2014 08:14.18 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey, Sam
Have a great day -Flitzer

Come visit me, Flitzer.

09/18/2014 03:38.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Thank you Sam
You cab bet I will be stoping by to perch on your page you always have a spot on my page to perch on to.


..I'm very honored to be your King at the Castle today. Now let's go have some fun.

Yes I'm getting use to bring here but gave. Not meet any fiblings yet. Mom says it will be a few days. I can hear them and we whistle and yell back in forth. They know there a new FIBLING in the house. Mom has to work today :( . Leaving you a vote. BBF DITTO

Come visit me, DITTO, RIO I'm not touching your IPad, MOCHA My new swing I love it & LITTLE PEEP.

09/17/2014 09:55.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Sam!
Oh, sure hope all is good with you and your Mom! Is she feeling better? Been sending good thoughts her way, you know?

Looks like the squawk-a-tiels are back again. Sheesh!

It was lovely today, sunny and around 63 degrees, Mom said. She went down to the lakefront at lunchtime, and it was delightful to see a couple sailboats out there on the lake. And when she was sitting there, all of a sudden a bunch of monarch butterflies flew up over the railing (the area she goes to is like a huge deck behind the War Memorial, and it is raised up about two stories high from the ground). And then the dragonflies came along with the monarchs. Watching them both was so cool! She has never seen that many monarch butterflies in one spot at the same time, or dragonflies either. It was hard to go back into work, she told me. And the geese on the water, and ducks...and the flock of seagulls that hovered over the lake was just so neat.

Your buddy,
Kaji

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09/17/2014 07:30.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Sam!
Oh, sure hope all is good with you and your Mom! Is she feeling better? Been sending good thoughts her way, you know?

Looks like the squawk-a-tiels are back again. Sheesh!

It was lovely today, sunny and around 63 degrees, Mom said. She went down to the lakefront at lunchtime, and it was delightful to see a couple sailboats out there on the lake. And when she was sitting there, all of a sudden a bunch of monarch butterflies flew up over the railing (the area she goes to is like a huge deck behind the War Memorial, and it is raised up about two stories high from the ground). And then the dragonflies came along with the monarchs. Watching them both was so cool! She has never seen that many monarch butterflies in one spot at the same time, or dragonflies either. It was hard to go back into work, she told me. And the geese on the water, and ducks...and the flock of seagulls that hovered over the lake was just so neat.

Your buddy,
Kaji

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09/17/2014 07:29.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sam my barrel racing Grey pal, from LaLo
We are gradually warming up to more seasonal temps! Dad's VA Check Up and blood work went well yesterday, and today the visiting nurse stops by for more of the same! Our prayers go out to all the folks in California that are surrounded by the dozen or so forrest fires, and our main concern goes to all the parrots and birds, with their delicate lung systems, and all animals for that matter! Happy hump day dear friends, and give my love to all in your home, see ya tomorrow...

Love always, your Ms LaLo & our family

Come visit me, Ziggy~ I am hanging with my best pal Jenny Lynn, Jen Lynn~I too am entered in the Cowgirl Contest, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, ANGEL CHRISTY~Entered in the Cowgirl Contest, Ms LaLo-I'm entered in Queen Chuey's contest-yahoo & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

09/17/2014 03:13.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
Thanks for helping me celebrate BOTD! I was so surprised to see myself staring out on the main page. It was a great party in the castle, too, hope you were able to attend and get some of that great cake.
Sorry I didn't get here earlier. Mom just got back from the vet. The Doctor was actually pleased with the healing on Falco's leg, but the wound in her side was not there before. It hadn't bled that mom could see. When her leg got hurt, she bled all over the cage. This new wound might be from her picking at her side, we just don't know. Anyway, she is on oral antibiotics for 2 weeks, and they will go back for a follow up next week. Mom is also putting some aloe vera healing balm on the leg and side for now, as well. The gook news is that her gram stain was normal and she has gained 5 grams, bringing her weight back to where it should be.
I hope you are having a good day and getting lots of hugs. Here's one from me, too. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, Divo & Falco, thanks for the prayers, I'm doing okay.

09/17/2014 01:18.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sam,
Thanks for stopping by and also for the vote!
Hope you're having a good week.
Left you a vote! Enjoy your day!!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper.

09/17/2014 11:48.36 AM Report This Comment  
  Day 17--A Whale of a Good Time
Good morning everyone, Happy Humpday. Today we will finish our trip along the coast. Arrangements were made for our horses and supplies to be delivered to our newest camp site in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. It's sure been an awesome sight to see all the wild seabirds including Arctic Puffins and several Gull and Tern species. The Grey Seals were a playful surprise, however as many of us know their plight is sad as animal rights groups world-wide fight to ban the annual seal hunt. We had just set off when we were joined by a pod of playful, entertaining whales.
Spot lands eggspertly in his kayak, and waves at a whale! BonBon and Snowflake shriek and laugh as one of the whales 'blows' right next to them and they get showered!"Oh, no, we're covered in whale snot!" yells BonBon! Spot and the band of bros. laugh at them as they try to wipe off the stuff!
"That'll teach you to get too close to the whales! " says Spot.
Just then a whale comes up under Spot's kayak and dumps them into the water! The mama Whale says," it's not nice to laugh at the pretty girl birds! "
"Yes ma'am, we're sorry!" says Spot and the boys reply! He whispers to Panther," we better get out of here!"
"What an adventure! "says Panther." We could have been eaten by whales!"
Angel Girl laughs and says, "silly boys, whales don't eat birds!"
"Today we visit Cheticamp, Cape Breton, a famous Nova Scotia destination, known for it's whale sightings. The most frequent sightings are big Fin whales, dolphins, Minke whales, Humpback whales and Pilot whales. Seals and Puffins are observed on nearly every tour.
"hey look, spotted whales?" Puffin calls out, " look at the white spots"
"They are actually North Atlantic right whales which come here rarely with their calves for the summer from Florida and Georgia waters. Those white patches seen on the right whale's head are raised tissue that is actually dark in color called callosities. Whale lice or cyamids covering the callosities are what makes them appear white. " Sky explains
Little Peep and Rio stand tall to get abetter glimpse of the rare whales. Kiddo and Sweetpepper take photos of the whales as they surface close by. Pilot whales splash happily at the kayaking birdies, as they call in whale-enise to one another. " They're so cute" Kacey adds as she sketches a whale jumping out of the water on her art pad.
" These are so gentle yet so large" Mr Finnegan comments to Susan as they sit watching from their kayak.
" Until recently Whales were feared as being dangerous and aggressive, yet look, how gently they swim and play close to us." BB states as she snuggles with Sky to watch they giants of the ocean.
"Willie, did you get a good shot of that baby and her Momma?" Falco asks from across the group of kayaks bobbing softly in the calm waters.
"YEP! Mom's gonna love these pictures."
Reluctantly the group begins to paddle towards their next stop-over! Spot waves good-bye!
Angel Girl 224627

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09/17/2014 09:12.39 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
I see mom has you practicing already, and it's probably a good idea. That tortoise sounds so cool!
Today when mom tried to sign on to her Verizon account, she couldn't do it. It kept cycling onto the intro page and wouldn't let her proceed. She tried changing her password, too, but that didn't work either. Anyway, she called Verizon and is waiting for a call back. But it took valuable time, since today is my vet appointment.
Yesterday mom took Falco to the center and the staff up there found much more wrong with her leg! They advised mom to call the vet and get her there, so that's what mom doing today. The appointment is at 1:30 and mom is just feeling horrid about not knowing it was so bad.
Falco hasn't been spending time with her like she used to, but mom thought she just was upset about her wing clip. Instead, now she thinks Falco's been in pain for over 2 months, and she is kicking herself for not doing something sooner.
We are hoping they can do something for her leg, though.
I hope you are having a great day and getting lots of sunshine and love. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, Divo & Falco, thanks for the prayers, I'm doing okay.

09/17/2014 09:09.39 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sam
Well, I'll go as far as wearing black strappy ankle boots. I do like a couple of country songs. As long as I can sing them without an accent and NO hee haw stuff ... I will be fine. It took me a while to find them but, here they are.
Blue Bayou (Linda Ronstadt)
Always on my mind (Willy Nelson)
Can't help falling in love (Elvis)
It was a beautiful sunny day. It got up to 59 degrees at one point but it was chilly because of the wind. The sad part is the huge gathering of Canada geese in Walloon Lake. They were resting on the way down south. Mom was asking them not to go unless they take her with them. I hope I get to go too! Fly Away Home music begins ...........
Hugs
Chyna

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09/16/2014 10:07.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 16--Kayaking Adventures
Good morning everyone, Angel Girl here with today's post. The afternoon turned out perfect for kayaking along the coast line. We stop for lunch in a sheltered cove, where within minutes we are able to visit a nationally known Seabird nesting site. Here Terns, Gulls and other species nest noisily in the rocky cliffs and along the shoreline. As we enjoyed our lunch the sounds from the nesting birds was difficult to hear over.
"WOW, I can't believe how loud they are" Popeye yells to Chyna only inches away. The two girls laugh as neither can hear one another.
"Look" Cydney says pointing to a family of whales surfacing not far off shore. She snaps several pictures before joining Willie, Kaji, Lizzie and Cookie as they hike to the nesting grounds with the others. " Yuck!" she looks down, and sees she'd stepped in Sea Gull poop, " OH no, my new shoes!" she looks sadly at the mess. The others giggle
"Snowy!" Sky calls, come here buddy wanta show you something " a lobster" they look at the large clawed creature staring angrily back from a shallow pool of water among rocks. Let's help him back into the ocean." Sky says trying to pick the snapping Lobster." Snowy grabs a stick and lifts him up as he clamps down. " not such a nice fella are ya?" he laughs as Sky and him gently lower him into the surf.
"AHHHHHH, babies" Little Angel tells Dixie, " aren't they cute." they watch the fledglings trying to rise into the sky as clouds of white take off from the shore. " doesn't it make you just wanta have a baby to love too?" LA gets all dreamy eyed. "Maybe we can adopt a baby bird?" she smiles sweetly watching the youngsters.
Boo Boo and Cori take photos of the birds in flight, as Chipper and BonBon draw pictures in their sketchbooks. Spot and a few of the boys take off into the sky flying with the Seabirds, screaming happily with them.
"Ok, sorry everybirdie but we must move on. We have lots more to see" Angel Girl calls loudly, trying to be hear over the roar of bird voices. Reluctantly everyone says farewell to their new friends, as they head to the shore and get their kayak ready to move on. The whales continue to swim close to the shore as the group paddles off. Angel Girl shares a little history of Cape Breton as they quietly paddle along.

In 1784, Britain split the colony of Nova Scotia into three separate colonies: New Brunswick, Cape Breton Island, and present-day peninsular Nova Scotia, in addition to the adjacent colonies of St. John's Island (renamed Prince Edward Island in 1798) and Newfoundland. The colony of Cape Breton Island had its capital at Sydney on its namesake harbor fronting on Spanish Bay and the Cabot Strait. Its first Lieutenant-Governor was Joseph Frederick Wallet DesBarres (1784–1787) and his successor was William Macarmick (1787).

Large-scale shipbuilding began in the 1790s. Shipbuilding peaked in the 1850s, marked in 1851 by the full rigged ship Lord Clarendon, the largest ever built in Cape Breton.

Angel Girl 2

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