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Hi! My name is Sam says Vote Jesse BOTM 227428! Boo to You!

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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  October BOTM POST number fifteen
Hi everybird, Jesse here with today's BOTM Adventure POST. It is such a relief to be free from those creepy, crawly, ucky black Monster sized Spiders. I didn't wanta say anything but I think that some of them are the Giant Birdeater Spiders. "YUCK, is all I can say."
"Where are Sweetpepper, Apache and Pearl gone?" Kiddo asks in fear for his wife-bird and friends.
"Not again" Jesse says his yellow face turning a ghostly white. "they have to be here, I just saw them a moment ago!" Jesse brings to run back and forth searching under every bush, behind every tree and asks everybirdie, but he is unable to find his missing friends. Sadly he returns to where Sky is in deep conversation with Jake and Spot.
" We have to get to the Castle. We can't delay. Our friends are gone, and we have to save them." Sky's voice hesitates for a moment, before finishing his sentence, " before it's too late"
"Everybirdie" Jesse calls out loudly, " we are going to follow a path I found searching for Sweetpepper and the others. It looks well traveled, it must lead to the Castle. We have to hurry, it's getting late, the sun will be setting soon."
Jesse leads out, following the path, watching carefully for anything "odd" he might find along it. Everything is fine, and he begins to relax, the birdies are making greyt time, they will be safely at the Castle soon. Then he can return with help to find their missing friends.
"JESSE?" Spot flies up to walk with him, have you noticed anything weird?
"Nope, everything looks fine. WHY?" Jesse asks an edge of concern to his voice.
"No reason, well, maybe it might be odd, maybe not but have you noticed that every tree is planted beside another one that is the same?"
Jesse looks at the trees beside the path, and certainly it is true, every tree has a perfect match to it. He continues to watch as he walks quickly along. Every rock and every bush also has a double.
"Yeah, it sure is odd Spot." Jesse turns his head to speak to Spot and let's out a terrified scream, " SPOT? SPOT?" he yells in terror, as his eyes fall upon not one but two Spots. Jesse screams again, and a perfect echo follows, causing him to snap his head to the right to come beak to beak with "HIMSELF! AHHHHHHHHHHH!"
"SKY, JAKE, come quickly!" the two Jesse's scream in echo of one another. Jesse tries to get away from himself, but his double follows every move he makes. he sees Sky and Jake coming his direction, and stops. There are two of each of them, in fact everywhere Jesse looks there are two of everybirdie. The others realize that they too have a perfect double and fear spreads like fire among the group.
"Falco? BooBoo?" Hulk asks then backs away unsure of which one is the real Falco and the real BooBoo.
Jesse 227428

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10/21/2014 06:17.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
Maybe mom should avoid all the games, the Steelers WON! Yay!
Today is a pretty lazy day for all of us. Mom got her nails done, then came home to be with us. She carried in the African violets a while back because of the weather, so today she's closing the fountain, bringing in the rest of the house plants, and maybe planting the amaryllis and paper whites her friend left for her. There is still a Boston fern outside, as well as a succulent dish garden. We hope they have both survived the chilly nights lately. If not, well, there's always the nursery next year.
I hope you are having a good day today, and getting lots of sun, cuddles, and kisses. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Congrats to Kaji!, Peppino, Divo & Falco.

10/21/2014 12:11.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sam,
Yes, we really did have a good time at the Palooza and it was so nice to meet your mom! I always thought you were so sweet and now I know that you take after her. Hope we will be able to meet up again next year.

Have a good week!! Leaving a vote for you.

Your friend,
Chipper

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10/21/2014 10:23.37 AM Report This Comment  
  October BOTM POST number fourteen
Hello everybirdie, Jesse here with today's BOTM Adventure POST. What a sticky, icky mess we have found ourselves in. Giant Spiders everywhere, and no where to run. Then all of a sudden I found a clearing. I was eggcited to see our way of escape, that is until the air is shattered by the terrified scream of Dixie.
Dixie is very upset and frightened about what the spiders would do to Little Ange. He runs in circles around the tree where she is hanging from their thick webs! Dixie screams for someone to come to his aid," Please help me reach my wife bird and cut her loose" He tries but is too small to reach her at this point! He asks permission to get on top of Poppa Sky's head so he can have a better reach of her and then pulling off a thick branch from the Mulberry tree to reach LA with, he stands carefully on Poppa Sky's head trying to balance with his twisted toes,all the while reaching up with the long branch to his Little Angel! Little Angel reaches down breaking through the webbing she is caught in and grabs the branch that Dixie is holding out to her, suddenly losing her balance she falls from the webbing and tumbles down onto Dixie, as both birds fall sliding down Poppa Sky's red feathered back!
Dixie kisses his Little Angel. "Oh Dixie you saved my life. I'm sure those black Monster Spiders were going to eat me for dinner." Little Angel sniffs, wiping a tear from her eye. Sky checks his little fister over and seeing she and Dixie are ok, he stands tall as he can, and looks intently around to find a way to escape from this mess. It is while he is busy searching that Jenny-Lynn arrives ta his side. "SKY, I have a plan." she whispers into Sky's ear. HE nods his red head several times as he listens to her plan. After she finishes he clears his voice to get everybirds attention.
"Jenny-Lynn has a plan. She thinks if we were to form a long line and use sticks to break the webs, we can easily bust free of the spider's trap and get away from here. BonBon has a lighter." He frowns, thinking to himself, she ought not to have it in the first place, taking note to lecture his daughter later. " We can use it to burn the webs off the trees and bushes, our sticks can tear them down from the path ahead of us." Seeing no other plan, everybirdie lines up, wing to wing forming a greyt line of feathers, and slowly they work their way forward, removing webs as they go. It seems a very long time before they reach the end of the spiders home, and bid them a quick good-bye. The Spiders glare angry eyes at the retreating birds. "Just wait, they think they are free from troubles...." The Spiders hiss and laugh as they return to their damaged webs. " they'll wish they were here again!"
Jesse stops for a moment to get his bearings. He sits on a tree that had fallen to the ground. HE asks SKY to find Apache so he can use the binoculars. Sky searches but returns with Kiddo in a panic, " Apache, Sweetpepper and Pearl are gone!"
Jesse 227428

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10/20/2014 06:31.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi SamIAm
Well, today's the big day! Mom gets to eat real food, and she started our day out with a bowl (very small bowl) of cereal with banana (a very small banana) which I of course shared with her. As usual I preferred the cereal she had in her mouth to what was in the bowl, but that's par for the course.

Then she left about 9:30 for the gym, and her trainer did abs and core work for the first time in 8 weeks. Unfortunately for Mom the entire 50 minutes was abs and core. Think she'll be sore? Then she ate half a protein bar (trainer said to take it slow on solids this first day) before zumba, which she managed 50 minutes of. She was going to try for the entire class, but that last song was a super fast one and she caved.

Then she came home and instead of coming in to be with me, she took a shower and then took a phone call from her friend who has a court date coming (she's up for disability) and they talked for over half an hour. So by the time my mom came in to see me I was in a rage and bit her hand and her ear, so I got a time out. She did an Ensure for her lunch (big fried chicken dinner coming home with Dad after all) and after a bit she came back in and I was very sorry, so we went out for a sunbath. It's a pleasant low 70s today.

Now I am back in my room, because when she tried the knee sitting blog routine, I went for the antique dresser instead. I swear the hormones made me do it! Not my fault! Hurray! Second chance here, and I am on Mom's shoulder while she types. Think I can behave????

Kiddo

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10/20/2014 03:05.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
Yesterday, mom led 2 anthropology tours at the museum. Both were with college students from West Virginia University. Mom's first question to both groups was how many were hung over? WVU won their football game on Saturday, so there was some celebrating going on. She had fun with the college students, and both groups covered 3 desert cultures, Ancient Egypt, Inuits in Northern Canada from about 100 years ago, and modern Hopi Native Americans. The second group was more engaged, and seemed to have a better time with it. At the end of the second tour, they asked if mom had been a teacher, so she said yes. They hoped it wasn't at Pitt, to which mom replied that's where she got her Masters. One of the girls said she'd forgive mom for that, because everyone is entitled to a mistake now and again. Mom just laughed and laughed over that.
Today at the center, mom cleaned the RVS room and the squirrel porch. It was funny on the squirrel porch, there were 3 fox squirrels, including the one she fostered, 6 red squirrels, and about a dozen gray ones. The gray ones were in and out of each other's cages, having a ball. Mom couldn't get an accurate count! Hopefully they were all there.
I hope you are having a wonderful day, full of sunshine, love, and cuddles. Hugs, Willie

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10/20/2014 11:47.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi handsome Samson, from LaLo
Happy Monday every birdie, I hope you had a nice weekend, ours was great, except the Bears lost again! Fortunately we do not let their wins and losses dictate our happiness anymore! How about that Peyton Manning, way to go Mr Football! Our weather is remaining constant in the high 50's and low 60's for the next week, that is doable, it is Fall after all! With no real news to speak of, I will let ya go for now, with a wish for you all to have a great day and week, give my love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Much love from Ms LaLo my family

Come visit me, Ziggy & my Spider~Happy Halloween friends..., Jenny & Alfie~Trick or Treat from Al & I, BOOO!!, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, ANGEL CHRISTY~It is coming very soon, a boo to you, Witchy LaLo~Ready for Halloween, trick or treat... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

10/20/2014 07:42.59 AM Report This Comment  
  October BOTM POST number thirteen
Hi everybirdie Jesse here with today's BOTM Adventure POST. I want to take a moment to thank you all for your continuous daily votes, and awesome blogs. I am trying to use them in my story line so keep them comin.' IF anybirdie still needs a Halloween picture please let me know your choice of costume and I will see what I can do to help you out.
"AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!" Sky screams shrilly and he a Jake back up quickly from the mound of parted grass. "What was that thing???"
"I have no idea but I'm outta here" Jake heads back to rejoin BB and the others, with Sky following on his heels.
Sky shivers, and ducks behind BB. Peaking out to stare towards the grass with dilated eyes. "EEEEEKuck." Sky did not get the words out before birdies began to scream and jump as fast as they could to join Jake and Sky behind BB and BonBon who had come to see what was wrong with her Poppa Sky.
"S-P-I-D-E-R-S!" from every direction big, ucky, black, beady eyed spiders crawl, hang and appear out of every tree, bush and from behind every blade of grass. The girl birds huddle close together as the spiders spin their webs angrily from every solid object. Sky nervously sneaks a peak again from behind BB, closing his eyes. He hates spiders, well no, Sky is afraid of them, and these are BIG, black ucky ones with a quadrillion legs. He shutters, then takes a brave breath of air.
"BOYS, we must protect the ladies" Sky announces not too confidently.
"Yeah, that's right" Cookie says, hanging tightly onto BB's leg once more. " we'll protect you girls"
"Oh really, they're just Spiders" BooBoo says snatching one in her beak and swallowing it whole, "YUMMMMMIE"
The others look at BooBoo and make faces, "how disgusting BooBoo, eating it without BBQing it first" BonBon chirps up. " AHHHHHHH, ones chasing me" she says taking flight. She lands on her Poppa Sky's head. "I'll sit up here and keep watch on them for you" she grins down at her red feathered Poppa.
The spiders continue to emerge, spinning thick webs everywhere. Their black eyes glaring like fiery flames of anger. The birds huddle closely as the Spiders move closer and closer. Suddenly Jesse sees what looks like an opening, and yells, " Follow me" he runs as fast as his talons will carry him between two Mulberry bushes with the others closely upon his heels. The duck low to avoid the heavy webs hanging from the old dark trees, and weave to the left and right around the huge black spiders who appear to block their path of escape. Jesse rushes forward, jumping over an old fallen log, and lands inches from a monstrous Spider, who growls and snaps his feet at the pasting birdies.
"EEEEEEEEEEEE" the scream brings the fleeing birds to a halt, "LITTLE ANGEL, the Spiders grabbed her into their web, HELP HER!!!!!
Jesse 227428

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10/19/2014 04:58.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi SamIAm
I know you have not entered your picture in the costume contest, but it is so wonderful I insist. So I am entering you in the couple category whether you want to or not! So there!

Kiddo

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10/19/2014 01:57.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi sweet Coach Slugger Man, from LaLo
Our bird club meeting went well and we got several new members, these are all wonderful people, that anybody would be proud to call friends! Our new Vet was delayed due to a prior commitment, and had to cancel at the last minute, but we all had a wonderful time, even Ziggy was a good boy! He loves women, and there were a lot of them there chatting with him! There is a definite chill in the Fall air as we relax to football and birdie time, have a great day , and give my love to all in your sweet home, see ya tomorrow...

Love from your Ms LaLo, and my Sunday loving family

Come visit me, Ziggy & my Spider~Happy Halloween friends..., Jenny & Alfie~Trick or Treat from Al & I, BOOO!!, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, ANGEL CHRISTY~It is coming very soon, a boo to you, Witchy LaLo~Ready for Halloween, trick or treat... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

10/19/2014 09:19.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
The opera gala last night was wonderful, too bad it couldn't have lasted longer. Mom did hear lots of arias, duets, and ensembles that she loves, and they did a bit of operetta as well.
Mom's tour with college students turned out to be fun yesterday, and they wanted Dinosaur hall, which she loves. Today mom has 2 tours at the museum with West Virginia University students. Do you think she's trying to avoid the football game? I sure do. She got very upset with the team's loss last week, even though she didn't see the game.
I hope you are having a good day, lots of sun and warmer temps than we have here. Get lots of scritchies and cuddles today. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Congrats to Kaji!, Peppino, Divo & Falco.

10/19/2014 08:35.33 AM Report This Comment  
  October BOTM POST number twelve
Hello friends, Jesse here with our Saturday BOTM Adventure Post. As we turned for a final look at BC Lake, the water is once more calm, glass-like and no sign of the past violent storm remains. Even the row-boats have disappeared. "WHAT! The row-boats, their gone!" Kacey exclaims loudly as she stares in disbelief. For indeed the boats had vanished into thin air.
BB looks at Sky and Jesse, then back at the Lake, "I hope we can find the BC Castle. It is funny that it has disappeared on us. I know it is a magical place but why would it vanish on the birds who love it sooooo much???" Then looking down towards the ground she says with a sigh, "Can somebirde please remove Cookie from around my legs? Its hard to waddle this way."
" SURE HOPE WE FIND OUR WAY BACK TO THE CASTLE THEN FIND OUR FRIENDS. THIS IS ONE SCAREY TRIP.' Sweetpepper tells Kiddo with worry in her voice. Kiddo takes her wing in his, and holds her tightly. "We'll get out of here, don't you worry Sweetpepper."
Spot comes to where Sky, BB and Jesse are standing, trying to decide what to do next. Jake walks towards the group, but suddenly stops dead in his tracks. "What was that?" he asks pointing to where he had thought he saw something peaking out of the grass at him. Seeing nothing he joins the others.
Bonbon looks and sees that her picture with Parker is in the photo album Hesse has on his gallery. turning to spot and Parker she says, "Jesse put me and Parker in the profile!Hehee!!! I can't wait to show Snowflake........ Oh no! I forgot that she disappeared!" BonBon starts to cry loudly because she misses her friend!
Spot hugs her and says, "don't worry BonBon. We'll find her and all the others too!"(He sounds more confidant than he feels, but he won't let BonBon see that!)
"Hey, Panther! I have an idea! We're tiels, and fly well! let's go up as high as we can and look for them!"
"Good idea, Spot," says Panther.
Jesse says, "you guys be careful! And keep up in sight range, OK?"
"OK, let's go Panther!" Spot lifts into the air
They fly straight up and fly in a big circle looking for their friends. Finally, they land and report to Jesse. "We didn't see them, we also didn't see the castle in any direction! I think we're lost!"
Worry lines form on Jesse's handsome face again, and he says, "it must be a trick of some kind by the BC ghosts! The Castle has to be there. It's always easy to find from the Lake."
Jake and Sky stand close, talking. "I am certain I saw tiny black eyes staring at me from over there, then they disappeared." Sky looks in the direction Jake indicated. Seeing nothing he frowns. " We better go check it out, just to be sure." The two boys inch closer to where the eyes had been. Parting the grass carefully using a stick Sky found on the ground they lean over for a better looks and suddenly the air is split in two by their terrified screams........
Jesse 227428

Come visit me, rally and lacie, poncho botd 24/3/14, Jack, thank you all for BOTD, Angel Sassy, Till I see you again,, Casper, you fought a good fight l'il man, amando, sky, Angel Lupe', I will see you again!, l'il angel adler, dixie's wife-bird, broken wings, broken promises, casey, the l'il angel & dixie wedding album, JESSE, VOTE FOR ME BOTM IN OCTOBER, flynn, QUEEN ANGEL, thanks for BOTM my friends, sarah little bird, zeke, thank you friends for BOTD, zeena, thanks for august botm & sweetie, thank you friends for BOTD.

10/18/2014 04:37.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi again Mr Sam & aunt Robin, some love from LaLo
Hooray, it's Saturday, and time for dad to tidy up some left over loose ends! Tonight we have our bird club meting and we will have a guest speaker! She is a new avian Vet at our Vets Medical Facility! None of us are going except Ziggy, he needs a beak trim, the little monster! Not much of anything else planned for the day, I hope you all have a great day, and give my love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Saturday love to all from Ms LaLo & my family

PS~We sure do love our sweet aunt Robin

Come visit me, Ziggy & my Spider~Happy Halloween friends..., Jenny & Alfie~Trick or Treat from Al & I, BOOO!!, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, ANGEL CHRISTY~It is coming very soon, a boo to you, Witchy LaLo~Ready for Halloween, trick or treat... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

10/18/2014 02:31.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sam I am
Oooohhh, I just love the Halloween pic! Mom just saved it and will post it on my page! You look just like Mozart and moi, your Constanza! Now if I could get a copy of that avatar.......Mom was sooooo crushed she did not make it to Palooza this year. On Thursday, she could not bear weight on her left leg and of course mom thinks of the worst possible being an allied health care professional. Sometimes a little knowledge is a pain in the tailfeathers! She had to go down the stairs on her butt and room service here was less than satisfactory. Luckily, she had her annual physical on the following Tuesday and the knee was diagnosed with a Baker's Cyst. (she doesn't even bake that much making all those trifles this year so what's up with that?) There is no treatment eggcept rest, elevate leg and ice it. hard to do with us and running up and down the stairs at work because her lab is in the basement. She is trying to get the swelling down before the parronts leave for the Parrot Cruise. Get ready for 2 weeks of marathon party with us, Baby Bird! We will have to enlist Cookie the Quaker to lock pick us out those days but we will make it worth his while! I have already eggcaped from my cage when mom fails to double lock it. So give your dear sweet mammma our love, our thanks for that marvelous talent and thoughtfulness of hers. Love and winghugs, Miranda

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10/18/2014 09:21.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
It's still kind of slow for us, too. Mom thinks part of it is Firefox, though.
Today mom has a tour at the museum at 2, and the group has grown. She is not sure how many will be on the tour, because up until yesterday her boss at the museum was still asking for more docents.
Tonight it is opening night at the opera, and they're doing something different. This year, they are doing a gala affair, with excerpts from various operas, choruses and whole scenes. Mom thinks it's because it will be cheaper than putting on an opera. That means the season is cut to 4 performances and tonight's gala, instead of the 5 they normally do. Aunt Gin and mom are going together, so they will be eating at Pusadee's Garden, a great Thai restaurant on the way to the theater.
I guess that means we'll be in lockdown most of the day. I hope you have better luck, and can get lots of cuddles and love today. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Congrats to Kaji!, Peppino, Divo & Falco.

10/18/2014 08:45.01 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sam
Look at you ... looking so handsome with your beautiful lady!
Mom had a wonderful time but wished she could have more time to sit around with all the moms to chat more. If we do this again, we need to have better plans to get everyone together.
That is so strange about your puter ...hmmmm. Funny how that worked out!
I bet you were so happy to see your mom. I'm very busy destroying my new toys and trying some food items.
It seems that tossing a full food dish on the floor is frowned upon. So, I thought that two dishes would be better. Mom wasn't smiling! Hey, I'm bored with all this gloomy weather. Looks like we will have a few days in the 40's. I hope with no rain, my feet are getting webbed! QUACK!
Hugs
Chyna

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10/17/2014 10:35.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Oatie and Ipo wake Makana just before midnight and tell her she has an appointment. She asks what kind of appointment could she have in the middle of the night? They just smile and tell her she must hurry. So she runs after them and stops when she sees Sophie and Pimer in the shuttle but Oatie and Ipo pulls her aboard and makes certain she's secured as it takes off. Her eyes get bigger and bigger as she watches the castle get closer. They land and as she steps out behind Sophie and Pimer she gets her first look at the red carpet unrolling before them and Oatie gives her a push. She steps on the carpet and walks between birds as she enters the castle. She sees Queen Angel sitting on her throne and an empty seat next to her. She curtsies to the Queen and finds herself lifted up and placed on the seat next to her. She feels a crown placed on her head and her frother and sisters honor her then move aside as the other birds greet and congratulate her on becoming BOTD! Queen Angel leans over and whispers, "You're supposed to tell them to start the party." "OH! LET THE PARTY START!" Angel hides her laughter as she sees the big smile on Makana's beak. Makana is so glad she was able to get some sleep so she could enjoy this party.
She stands up and everybird looks her way, "Um, I want to thank each and every one for this honor. Now we can party" With much laughter, everybird does just that.

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10/17/2014 09:18.57 PM Report This Comment  
  October BOTM POST number eleven
Helloooooo, Jesse screams in fright as the row boat bounces wildly on the storm tossed lake. The waves reach high over the sides of the row-boats filling them with cold, icy water. The frightened birds yell for help, their voices lost in the crashes of thunder from above.
After what feels like an eternity, the small wooden row-boats bump roughly into the rocky shores of the BC Lake. With a deep sigh of relief everybirdie scrambles to escape from the angry waters, and wind, jumping over the edge quickly, and running for cover in the nearby brush that watches over the normally quiet Lake. Jesse crawls along the beach, counting heads, making certain everybirdie is safely ashore. With so many disappearing he doesn't plan to take any chances at all from here on. Sitting down beside SKY, BB and Jake Jesse rubs his chin as he thinks of the next thing he ought to do. HE frowns sadly, uncertainly etching his handsome face with worry lines.
"I'm not certain where we are?" Jesse says, sneaking a peak out from around the brush he and the others are hankered down behind.
"We aren't far from the Castle. In fact from every point of BC Lake we can see the Castle. We need to get our bearings." BB says with confidence.
"Ok, Jake and I will head up that small hill and get a better idea where we are." Sky says climbing to his feet, with Jake beside him. ' Be right back" he tells BB and Jesse as they head off up the hill.
"You any idea where we are?" Sky asks Jake as they climb the hillside.
"NOPE!" Jake says looking around slowly. " NEVER saw this place before"
Sky takes Apache's binoculars from his jacket pocket and scans the area. " I can't find the Castle. Actually I can't see anything I recognize."
Sky hands Jake the binoculars. HE looks along time, then " whistles softly. Nope, me either. I think if we head towards the west we will find the Castle, or at least something we will remember."
Sky and Jake climb back down to where they'd left Jesse and BB. After a moment of explanation, they decide that they better keep moving. BB agrees that the Castle should lay tot he West. Jesse once more moves down the brushes, stopping to explain the plan to each group of nervous adventurers. He stops where Falco and Boo Boo sit quietly looking rather scared. " I'll get you outta here, and we will find the others. I promise." Falco smiles softly.
"OKAY, everybirdie, let's keep moving. I am sure that if we keep heading WEST we will locate the Castle, or somewhere we will all recognize. We need to hurry, we have to find Sugar, Cori, Pepper, Gus, Snowflake and Cydney."
With much murmuring the tired, wet, scared birdies follow Jesse as he begins to walk towards the West. The group climbs a small hill, coming to rest at the top for a moment. As they reach the summit, the wind fades, the clouds part, and once more the sky shines blue, and golden with the warm sunshine.
Jesse 227428

Come visit me, rally and lacie, poncho botd 24/3/14, Jack, thank you all for BOTD, Angel Sassy, Till I see you again,, Casper, you fought a good fight l'il man, amando, sky, Angel Lupe', I will see you again!, l'il angel adler, dixie's wife-bird, broken wings, broken promises, casey, the l'il angel & dixie wedding album, JESSE, VOTE FOR ME BOTM IN OCTOBER, flynn, QUEEN ANGEL, thanks for BOTM my friends, sarah little bird, zeke, thank you friends for BOTD, zeena, thanks for august botm & sweetie, thank you friends for BOTD.

10/17/2014 02:56.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
Wonderful new pic and avatar! YOur mom is so creative. Mom thought she had a lot of emails, over 500, but your mom has her beat! Of course, most of mom's were spam, so she just deleted without reading.
Mom put away most of the stuff from Parrot Palooza. She gave each of us a new toy, and Maxine got a new perch, but the rest of the stuff got put up. I suspect we'll see it a little at a time. Mom was pleased to find greeting cards there with birds, too.
Yesterday after mom planted all the bulbs, the irises, and the rudbeckia, she thought she was done. Later, when she went out to get the mail, she noticed that our neighbor Jeff had left more things to plant on the shelf by the door! It was all indoor stuff, though, 2 amaryllis bulbs and some narcissus.
Today at the center, mom went into the RVS room and saw a cage standing open. She went to get Bree, and they looked all over the room for the missing raccoon. They couldn't find him, so mom took his chart to the front, entered today as his self release day into the computer, and put the chart in a drawer for filing. She then helped a new person catch a squirrel who had gotten loose. When she went back to the RVS room the raccoon was on the bank of cages staring at her! She got Bree, and the two of them captured the little bugger and put him in a carrier until his cage was done. Mom put a carabiner on the cage to prevent him from opening it again. There were other raccoons and a bat in there today, so it took the rest of her time to clean them, feed them, and finally she emptied the dryer, reloaded it, loaded up the washer, and started a load. Now she's ours for the day! I think she's still catching up with some reading on the Nook, before she starts another real book. Tomorrow is the museum, the opera, and dinner out, so we have to take advantage of today.
I hope you are having a fine fall day, not too cold and rainy. I also hope you are getting lots of scritchies and kisses today. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Congrats to Kaji!, Peppino, Divo & Falco.

10/17/2014 11:09.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sam & pretty Miranda, from LaLo Dallas
We finally got some beautiful sunshine yesterday after the fog lifted, but today we are back to overcast and blustery, welcome Fall! We got a bunch of nice new apples, grapes, romaine lettuce, sweet peppers, carrot shreds, and squash for our fruit blows, way to go dad! For us it is laundry day, boring I know, but a necessary evil for every single person! I hope you all top off the end of your week with a lot of laughter and love, TGIF and give my love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Love always from your pal, Ms Lalo & my family

Come visit me, Ziggy & my Spider~Happy Halloween friends..., Jenny & Alfie~Trick or Treat from Al & I, BOOO!!, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, ANGEL CHRISTY~It is coming very soon, a boo to you, Witchy LaLo~Ready for Halloween, trick or treat... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

10/17/2014 09:41.17 AM Report This Comment  
  October BOTM POST number ten
Helloooooo, Jesse screams in fright as the row boat bounces wildly on the storm tossed lake. The waves reach high over the sides of the row-boats filling them with cold, icy water. The frightened birds yell for help, their voices lost in the crashes of thunder from above.
After what feels like an eternity, the small wooden row-boats bump roughly into the rocky shores of the BC Lake. With a deep sigh of relief everybirdie scrambles to escape from the angry waters, and wind, jumping over the edge quickly, and running for cover in the nearby brush that watches over the normally quiet Lake. Jesse crawls along the beach, counting heads, making certain everybirdie is safely ashore. With so many disappearing he doesn't plan to take any chances at all from here on. Sitting down beside SKY, BB and Jake Jesse rubs his chin as he thinks of the next thing he ought to do. HE frowns sadly, uncertainly etching his handsome face with worry lines.
"I'm not certain where we are?" Jesse says, sneaking a peak out from around the brush he and the others are hankered down behind.
"We aren't far from the Castle. In fact from every point of BC Lake we can see the Castle. We need to get our bearings." BB says with confidence.
"Ok, Jake and I will head up that small hill and get a better idea where we are." Sky says climbing to his feet, with Jake beside him. ' Be right back" he tells BB and Jesse as they head off up the hill.
"You any idea where we are?" Sky asks Jake as they climb the hillside.
"NOPE!" Jake says looking around slowly. " NEVER saw this place before"
Sky takes Apache's binoculars from his jacket pocket and scans the area. " I can't find the Castle. Actually I can't see anything I recognize."
Sky hands Jake the binoculars. HE looks along time, then " whistles softly. Nope, me either. I think if we head towards the west we will find the Castle, or at least something we will remember."
Sky and Jake climb back down to where they'd left Jesse and BB. After a moment of explanation, they decide that they better keep moving. BB agrees that the Castle should lay tot he West. Jesse once more moves down the brushes, stopping to explain the plan to each group of nervous adventurers. He stops where Falco and Boo Boo sit quietly looking rather scared. " I'll get you outta here, and we will find the others. I promise." Falco smiles softly.
"OKAY, everybirdie, let's keep moving. I am sure that if we keep heading WEST we will locate the Castle, or somewhere we will all recognize. We need to hurry, we have to find Sugar, Cori, Pepper, Gus, Snowflake and Cydney."
With much murmuring the tired, wet, scared birdies follow Jesse as he begins to walk towards the West. The group climbs a small hill, coming to rest at the top for a moment. As they reach the summit, the wind fades, the clouds part, and once more the sky shines blue, and golden with the warm sunshine.
Jesse 227428

Come visit me, rally and lacie, poncho botd 24/3/14, Jack, thank you all for BOTD, Angel Sassy, Till I see you again,, Casper, you fought a good fight l'il man, amando, sky, Angel Lupe', I will see you again!, l'il angel adler, dixie's wife-bird, broken wings, broken promises, casey, the l'il angel & dixie wedding album, JESSE, VOTE FOR ME BOTM IN OCTOBER, flynn, QUEEN ANGEL, thanks for BOTM my friends, sarah little bird, zeke, thank you friends for BOTD, zeena, thanks for august botm & sweetie, thank you friends for BOTD.

10/16/2014 01:38.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Sam, my dearest man, huggies from LaLo
I got to tell ya, we are all just about fed up with all this gloomy, chilly, & rainy weather, enough already! We woke up to very thick fog, we could barely see across the street! Dad has to go buy us fresh veggies and fruit, but will wait for the fog to burn off first! We really do not have a smokin' work day planned, so that means a lot of dad time and working on more toys for our friends! Have a gray throw back Thursday and give my love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Love from your old buddy, Ms LaLo & my family

PS~For those of you that asked and truly care, all dad's vitals are at or above accepted normal standards and the nurse was impressed with how well he is taking care of his bum leg, but he hates the compression socks he wears on his left leg...

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10/16/2014 11:30.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
Come back to BC!! I miss you, and mom misses your mom, too.
Last night mom's daughter and son in law came over with a huge gyro platter to share for dinner. They are leaving today for Rhinebeck, NY, for a large sheep and wool festival, and doing some sightseeing while they are there. It sounds like a good vacation to mom.
On the bottom of Falco's page, mom put some pics of her and Pearl, the Moluccan 'too she met at the Palooza. Thanks for taking the pics goes to Aunt Eva. Pearl flew to mom and laughed with her for a while. Pearl is a therapy bird, guess she thought mom needed some therapy, heehee.
Not much going on today, mom has mailed out the things she promised people at Parrot Palooza, so all that's left to do is to finish planting all those tulips, irises, and rudbeckia that she didn't do yesterday. Tonight she's meeting her sister for dinner, then she's ours for the rest of the day/night. Hope you are having a great day and getting lots of love and kisses. Hugs, Willie

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10/16/2014 08:50.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi again sweet Sam & aunt Robin, from LaLo
Happy hump day everybody, we are still locked into this spotty rain and overcast thing, we need some sunlight to brighten our days! Today is Visiting Nurse day, but it should be strictly routine, dad has his problems under control thanks to his VA doctors, and a lot of effort! I hope you are all having a great day, all of us are doing well! Give my love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Much love from your Mr LaLo & my family

Come visit me, Ziggy & my Spider~Happy Halloween friends..., Jenny & Alfie~Trick or Treat from Al & I, BOOO!!, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, ANGEL CHRISTY~It is coming very soon, a boo to you, Witchy LaLo~Ready for Halloween, trick or treat... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

10/15/2014 02:08.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi ya Sam~
I hope you are having a great day! It's still wet and windy up here but that is the way it is suppose to be this time of the year.
I'm helping mom get some cooking done since she goes back to work tonight and has to work 8 days straight. Having some meals done ahead of time really helps out.
Mom got the computer working this morning and so far so good! She deleted some programs and that may have been the problem. I know! It's a miracle that she figured any of this out!! Ian put Avast security on it and mom started to notice every time it would freeze and have to restart that it would say Avast had updated. It must have been blocking just about every site mom went to. Jennifer's desktop was not doing it so mom deleted it and another program dad put on and it's working this morning.
Dad already ordered the new parts to upgrade and they will be here sometime next week. Hopefully dad will be home sometime next week too so he can put it together. It's really not that hard but mom would rather dad do it so she doesn't mess anything up!
I do hope your day is just perfect! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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10/15/2014 12:57.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
A lot of what mom got were food samples, and surprise! Falco even ate a cranberry. Aunt Jane gave it to her. Of course when mom went to give her another one yesterday, she turned up her beak at it. She got new perches for some of us, too, and a rope perch for the Wingabago.
Mom spent the day yesterday doing laundry and playing catch up with chores. It was good for us, she was here all day, except when she went to the store and bought us fresh fruits and veggies. Today I think she'll be planting the things that were shared with her at the Palooza. Aunts Donna and Robin both gave her plants to keep her busy, and our neighbor gave her a bunch of tulip bulbs before she left, so she has some digging to do, if the weather doesn't turn nasty.
The gathering in New Jersey and at the Sheraton went far too quickly. I have to share a story about my idiot mom: she put her buttons of us in her suitcase inside a zippered compartment in the very front, and put the camera in the corresponding compartment on the other side. When she got to the hotel she thought she emptied the suitcase, and had forgotten to pack the buttons and the camera, so went all weekend without them. She found them on Monday when she got home! Good thing the phone had a camera in it!
I hope you are having a good day and getting lots of loving attention. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Congrats to Kaji!, Peppino, Divo & Falco.

10/15/2014 08:34.07 AM Report This Comment  
  October BOTM POST number nine
Hi everybirdie, Jesse here with today's BOTM Adventure POST. " SHHHHHH, we don't wanta wake up those crazy trees again."
"Turn three times and head to the East" Jenny-Lynn reads the sign, " what do you suppose this is all about Jesse?"
"HHHHMMM" Jesse rubs his chin, thinking deeply, as he looks around at the land before them, " not too sure but if the sign says head East we better do it." Jesse pulls his compose from his backpack and gets his bearings. " Ok, this way!"
"WAIT!" Chyna yells, "the signs says we have to turn three times first."
Jesse shrugs, shaking his head, "Girls" he thinks to himself. "East is East, but ok" he motions for everybirdie to stand still.
"The sign says we have to turn three times then head to the East" Jesse begins to turn in a 360 degree circle, " One, Two, Three" he stops and waits as the last of the group completes their third turn. "WOW, that makes me dizzy" Jesse giggles as he tries to get his balance.
"Alright, let's go this way. The road is narrow so be careful not to get too close to the trees and bushes as we get down this hill." Jesse strides off, happy to be moving as far away from the Enchanted Forest as he can get. The sun brilliantly shines down upon the birds as they enjoy the walk along the old dirt road heading towards the Castle in the East.
"Look, ahead" Rio says to Jesse, " what's that?" he points to a shiny area off to the side of the road about a quart mile away.
"Apache? Did you bring your binoculars?" Jesse asks
"Yes, of course, can't be a good scout without them" Apache pulls them over his head, and hands them to Jesse. " It's a lake. It must be the BC Lake" he hands the binoculars back to Apache. "we're nearly back tot he Castle" Jesse breathes a sigh of relief. Soon he could get the Macaw Guards and go back to find his two missing friends. His happy thoughts are shattered by a frantic cry.
" Cydney and Snowflake. They're gone" Raffi cries, as he rushes around, searching for them. " Where's Pepper? and Gus?" the others begin a frantic search for their friends. I saw Snowflake and Cydney, over there by that red rock. The boys spread out to search, but not a feather can be found from their missing friends. Tears fill their eyes as they return to the milling group, and tell them their friends have disappeared into thin air.
"We have to get out of here, and back to the Castle. Come on, let's hurry" Jesse leads out in a quick waddle as fast as his legs will carry him. The others scramble to keep up as they continue down the road drawing closer to the Lake. As the walk, the breeze begins to pick up, and clouds begin to blow blocking out the warm sun. Jesse feels a shiver of dread as he rushes towards the East..
Jesse 227428

Come visit me, rally and lacie, poncho botd 24/3/14, Jack, thank you all for BOTD, Angel Sassy, Till I see you again,, Casper, you fought a good fight l'il man, amando, sky, Angel Lupe', I will see you again!, l'il angel adler, dixie's wife-bird, broken wings, broken promises, casey, the l'il angel & dixie wedding album, JESSE, VOTE FOR ME BOTM IN OCTOBER, flynn, QUEEN ANGEL, thanks for BOTM my friends, sarah little bird, zeke, thank you friends for BOTD, zeena, thanks for august botm & sweetie, thank you friends for BOTD.

10/15/2014 06:35.05 AM Report This Comment  
  October BOTM POST number eight
Hello, Jesse here today with you next BOTM Adventure POST. " I always liked trees, but now I don't know" "HHHMMM?"
Spot reaches his Poppa Sky's side, " here, you'll need this" Spot hands his Poppa a hatchet.
"Where'd you find that?" Spot points to a rock by a tall Pine tree. It was just sitting there."
Sky grabs the hatchet and chops the limb off the tree. " AAAAHHHHH!" the Tree yells in pain.
"What?" Sky says to Spot who is helping fight off the vine with Poppa Sky;s pocket knife.
"That hurt" the Tree growls angrily. " now I'll show you" the Tree reaches out so quickly that Sky is not ready for the attack. It grabs his leg and pulls him up into the top-most branches, hanging him upside down. BB hears the scream, and rushes out of the safety of the Boulder where her Sky had left her. Others had found the safety also, and hurried to join her. " NO WAIT HERE" she says picking up a large branch lying on the ground. " that's my Mr Sky" she dashes and runs over the snaky vines, and ducks under the limbs reaching out to grab hold of her. She stands below the tree holding her SKY captive, and pulling back she let's the limb swing, slamming a home-run hit on it's trunk. The terrified tree screams in shock. " Let my MR SKY go, NOW!" she orders angrily. The terrified tree watches as she readies for a second hit. With aloud gasp, and thump, Mr Sky is dropped onto the ground at her feet, in a pile of red and green feathers. Seeing Sky is ok, if not embarrassed she orders the tree, " and Cookie too, and any other birdie you have up there to"
One by one they drop onto the soft leaves and grass below. Six birdies jump free and scramble for safety behind the boulder.
"Ok, let's go rescue the others." Sky tells Spot and BB. They work their way from bush and tree to tree. Leaves shaking furiously at them, as they release their bounty. "Where's Jesse?" Spot asks once the others were in safety. I haven't seen him yet. JESSE?" Spot listens carefully. "Hear that?" he asks BB
"This way" Spot leads the rescuers towards the source of the muffled sound. There, lying rolled in Ivy and wild grape vines with only his bright yellow head feathers showing was his Uncle Jesse. " et eeee utta ere." Spot begins to carefully cut the twined vines and Ivy free, making sure not to cut Uncle Jesse in the process. " Ah, thanks Spot, I was starting to loose consciousness."
Jesse scrambles free of the vines, panting. HE looks around at the trees, now standing quietly, leaves stirring gently in the soft, autumn breeze, like a man sleeping in the sun. " What just happened?" he says out loud.
" We best be gettin' outta here quick, before these crazy trees wake up." Jesse waves the others onwards, as he stand watch until the last one is clear of the " Enchanted Forest". He hurriedly takes the lead once more, as the group climbs a hill. At the peak, a sign reads; turn three times and head to the East.
Jesse 227428

Come visit me, rally and lacie, poncho botd 24/3/14, Jack, thank you all for BOTD, Angel Sassy, Till I see you again,, Casper, you fought a good fight l'il man, amando, sky, Angel Lupe', I will see you again!, l'il angel adler, dixie's wife-bird, broken wings, broken promises, casey, the l'il angel & dixie wedding album, JESSE, VOTE FOR ME BOTM IN OCTOBER, flynn, QUEEN ANGEL, thanks for BOTM my friends, sarah little bird, zeke, thank you friends for BOTD, zeena, thanks for august botm & sweetie, thank you friends for BOTD.

10/14/2014 05:46.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
Hope your mom gets home safe and sound today. Tell her to text mom when she gets back. It was such a fun weekend!
Last week Aunt Jane drove here from Michigan and picked up mom and off they went! Bree stayed with us and did a great job.
Now mom is back from New Jersey and Parrot Palooza. She had a great time, meeting all the bird moms and having a lot of time to visit and talk with them, although at times, it was kind of like the milonga, she couldn't get a word in edgewise, heehee. It was super to see a lot of the folks we just talk with online. The only thing that would have made it better would have been for us parrots to go to Parrot Palooza!
Mom carried a bag with parrots painted on it, and wore all her parrot jewelry. They shopped on Friday and more on Saturday. They saw a parrot show on Saturday, mom won a prize in one of the penguin races, and made a toy for us as well. Sunday was a quieter day. Aunts Donna and Therese invited everyone for brunch, and they made a day of it, visiting and talking, then went out to dinner together, too. Sheesh, you'd think they'd have had enough, right? But no, mom loved every minute of it, and wished it could have lasted longer.
In Falco's pics you can see the loot. It took mom 3 pics! The one with the bird mom tee is Aunt Jane's pile, the other 2 piles are ours. The other pics show a sign welcoming BC people to the Palooza (WOW) and a group shot in back of the sign. On my page are a Java tree stand with carved parrots on it, a different group shot, and mom with a Moluccan 'too named Pearl. On Peppino's page there are some pics of Aunts Therese, Eva, and Donna; Robin, Jane, Deb, and Eva; and Cindy with her new tiel. She is also getting a new timneh grey, but mom didn't get a good shot of Myles. Hope you love the pics. I also hope you are having a fantastic day today, and getting lots of hugs and kisses. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Congrats to Kaji!, Peppino, Divo & Falco.

10/14/2014 09:10.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Sam~
I hope you are having a wonderful day!! Is your mom home yet? We just loved seeing all the pictures on Facebook this morning! Oh how mom wishes she could meet your mom!! We think she is just the most wonderful lady in the world!!!
I only have one thing to say about the football game yesterday!!!
RUN SEAHAWKS! RUN! hehehehehehehe
You know I still love them win or lose!
Mom is still using dad's new laptop since we can not stay on the desktop more than a few minutes before it freezes up. Hopefully dad will be home soon and she can grab the old laptop! This new one has keys like a TV remote and it's not very comfortable to type on yet. She is not use to tapping quiet so hard! There is no back button and she keeps hitting something that is takes her back to the log in screen! She is hopeless!
Merlin got in big time trouble yesterday! He was scratching at the doors to the washer and dryer and mom shooed him away. She noticed a pile of carpet fuzz and when she cleaned it up, there is a hole in the carpet in front of the doors! She plopped the hamper over it for now but there goes our security deposit! hahahahaha
Mom knows you never get them back anyway so she is not worried about that but now she has to figure out how to keep him from making the hole bigger! He is such a cat!!!
I hope all is well at your nest and that you are having a perfect kind of day! If you get bored, I have a cat you could borrow for a while! HAHAHAHAHAHA Just kidding! He is amusing but I should be the only one around here who makes holes in things!!
Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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10/13/2014 12:16.02 PM Report This Comment  
  October BOTM POST number seven
Hello everybirdie. Jesse here with today's BOTM Adventure Post. I know right now, I sure wish I'd brought my cell phone with me.
Jesse and Jake head across the room, following the sound of the voice, with Kiddo and Sweetpepper joining them.
"Let's grab hold and pull." The birds grip the handle with all their strength, " One, TWO, THREE!" Jesse yells and they tug as hard as they can. They pull, and pull, with all their might. Suddenly, the handle gives, and a small door springs open in the wall. " We did it, we got it open" Picabo calls out happily, as sunlight beams in through the opening. "We're free"
Jesse smiles, happy to think that they would be out in the sunlight in a minute, and soon the Castle macaw Guards would be there to help find his friends Cori and Sugar."I bet their already outside ready to jump out and frighten us as we step into the sunlight." he thinks to himself as he starts to climb through the small door.
"Come on,it's beautiful outside. I'm glad to be free to that corn maze for good." Jesse calls over his shoulder as he steps into the open again. The trees look pretty with all their colorful leaves stirring in the gentle breeze.
Quickly the others rush out through the small door and shake their feathers to calm themselves, after being in the pitch dark, dusty room. They smile as the sunlight beams onto them, and the soft breeze stirs the leaves on the ground around their feet. They start off in the direction of the Castle, looking for help in locating their missing friends. They hadn't gone very far at all when suddenly a terrified scream rose from amongst them. Every head snaps round just in time to see Cookie disappearing into the leaves of a nearby tree. The birdies yell in fright, as the trees and bushes around them spring to life, branches and limbs reaching out to catch hold of them, as they dart and twist to get free. Screams shake the air as birdies are gripped by the leaves and twigs, pulled high up into the air.
"Jesse" Elvis yells, as he dashes to stay free of a vine, trying to wrap around his foot. " help, we gotta save the others"
Elvis, leaps just in time and the vine snakes back into the darkness below the tall Oak tree nearby.
Sky dodges a limb, grabbing BB by the waist and hurrying behind a large boulder away from the trees. " You stay here, I'm going to save our friend Cookie. Sky hops,and jumps vines and limbs that fly forwards to capture him, as he works towards the tree where Cookie is yelling for help. " I'm here buddy." Sky ducks as a branch reaches for his head. " That's it. Enough" he takes out his pocket knife and cuts the vine around his foot, and snips the end of the branch as it reaches forward once more.
Jesse 227428

Come visit me, rally and lacie, poncho botd 24/3/14, Jack, thank you all for BOTD, Angel Sassy, Till I see you again,, Casper, you fought a good fight l'il man, amando, sky, Angel Lupe', I will see you again!, l'il angel adler, dixie's wife-bird, broken wings, broken promises, casey, the l'il angel & dixie wedding album, JESSE, VOTE FOR ME BOTM IN OCTOBER, flynn, QUEEN ANGEL, thanks for BOTM my friends, sarah little bird, zeke, thank you friends for BOTD, zeena, thanks for august botm & sweetie, thank you friends for BOTD.

10/13/2014 09:30.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Welcome home sweet aunt Robin, from LaLo
Welcome home weary Parrot Palooza travelers, we missed all of you! Happy Columbus day to all our friends, we hope your Holiday is a good one! Dad has some friends stopping by later, but other than that we don't have much planned for our day, yippee! Have a great Monday, and give my love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Love from Ms LaLo & my family

Come visit me, Ziggy & my Spider~Happy Halloween friends..., Jenny & Alfie~Trick or Treat from Al & I, BOOO!!, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, ANGEL CHRISTY~It is coming very soon, a boo to you, Witchy LaLo~Ready for Halloween, trick or treat... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

10/13/2014 08:12.58 AM Report This Comment  
  October BOTM POST number six
Happy Sunday to all my BC friends. I hope you all are having an enjoyable weekend. Thank you to each of my friends for their votes, messages and encouragement. I hope your ready for today's adventure in the Corn Maze.
"AUHHHHHH!" Sky coughs, as dusty air fills the room. "What is that awful smell? "
"I don't know buddy, but it wasn't me who did it." Jake laughs loudly, sneezing as the dust swirls and turns in clouds around them. How can that dust blow everywhere when we haven't moved?"
Looking from one to the other, their eyes big. One by one the group files into the stinky, dusty room and crowds together in the damp, blackness. "Everyone here?" Jesse asks
The room is alive with answers. " CORI? SUGAR?" No answer comes.
" Has anybird seen Cori or Sugar?" Jesse questions fearful of what might have become of them in the darkness
" After a moment of puzzled questions and answers, " NO, last time I saw Sugar or Cori was when we were by that hole in the wall, where the maggots where." Pookie and Laka reply. Laka's pretty face pales at the thought of what might have happened to her friends.
"I'll go back and look for them" Raffi says, Cinn-A-Bunn joining him, as they lave the room and feel their way back down the wall. Sky and Jesse rush to catch up, as the four boys search for their missing friends. In the gloomy room, the others stand restlessly waiting. Fearing what fate might have befallen their missing companions.
"We should have gotten to the hole by now. It wasn't this far Jesse" Cinny says
"Yeah, where did the hole go?" Raffi asks concern in his voice, it should have been back a ways in the other direction. " Let's go back, we must have missed it somehow." The four boys turn and retrace their steps. Arriving at the door frame once more they step inside. " DID they show back up?" Jesse asks hopefully. When he hears that negative responses he swallows the lump in his throat.
" I say we go onwards, get outside and go get the Castle Guards to help search. They likely found a way out and are waiting to scare us when we step out the door." BB says, looking at Sky her eyes filled with tears. " I know they're ok, you'll see" Sky pulls her close and hugs her tightly, " we'll find them sweetheart."
"Let's all check out this room carefully for the way out. Stay close so you can feel each others wings and us your feet and wings to feel for the door out of here." Jesse instructs the group. They make their way to the walls, and start to run their wing tips over the icy surface.
"I found something right here" Picabo says, touching a handle made of wood, attached to the wall in front of him. " It must be a trap door outside."
Jesse 227428

Come visit me, rally and lacie, poncho botd 24/3/14, Jack, thank you all for BOTD, Angel Sassy, Till I see you again,, Casper, you fought a good fight l'il man, amando, sky, Angel Lupe', I will see you again!, l'il angel adler, dixie's wife-bird, broken wings, broken promises, casey, the l'il angel & dixie wedding album, JESSE, VOTE FOR ME BOTM IN OCTOBER, flynn, QUEEN ANGEL, thanks for BOTM my friends, sarah little bird, zeke, thank you friends for BOTD, zeena, thanks for august botm & sweetie, thank you friends for BOTD.

10/12/2014 04:50.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello sweet Sam man, from LaLo
...I sure hope my aunt Robin is having a good time at PP, she deserves a break away! I hope all the CBL's are having a great time at Parrot Palooza, we sure do miss them and their friendly notes that always cheered us up! We are having a typical early Fall day chilly, overcast, and with rain expected! Dad has a lot to do today, or I should say finish, but we will be mixing in a little football as well, to keep dad's blood pressure up! Oz's mom Deb sent us the book "The Parrot Who Owns Me", dad said he can relate and is looking forward to reading it! Have a peaceful Sunday my dear friends, and give my love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Special Sunday love from your friend, Ms LaLo & my family

Come visit me, Ziggy & my Spider~Happy Halloween friends..., Jenny & Alfie~Trick or Treat from Al & I, BOOO!!, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, ANGEL CHRISTY~It is coming very soon, a boo to you, Witchy LaLo~Ready for Halloween, trick or treat... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

10/12/2014 01:42.23 PM Report This Comment  
  October BOTM POST number five
Hi friends, JESSE here once more with your BOTM POST. "WOW, it sure is dark in here" Being a boy Amazon, I have to be brave, bold and courageous? "Jenny-Lynn? You here?"
Little Angel clings tightly to Dixie's wing-tip, as she tries to think how to get out of this scary, dark corn maze. How hard can it be to chew through the corn stalks anyways?
"I have an idea" LA calls out in the blackness. We can chew through the corn stalks and climb out."
"Greyt idea LA" Jenny-Lynn says heading tot he wall and grabbing a beakful of corn-stalk. " HEY, hello? I could use of help here" she says as she pulls a piece free and throws it onto the floor. Soon, everybirdie is busily working their way through the wall of dried corn stalks. " I'm through. Come on, let's pull these piece out and get outta-here."
Sky, Jake, Jesse and Finnegan work quickly to remove the remaining wall, as the others push them out of the way. Jesse carefully climbs through and steps down onto the ground. "AHHHHHHH!" he screams in terror. "Pull me back in, pull me back in, hurry" The group of adventurous birdies grab their friend and guide and yank him through the hole into their midst. " Maaaaaagoootts" he says trembling.
"Let me at them" Boo Boo chirps up, " their greyt on bread with peanut butter"
"YUCK!!!!, OWWWWWW!! GROSS!" everyone gags at the thought of maggots on peanut butter.
"HEY, don't refuse it till ya try it" Boo Boo says grinning, a twinkle in her eye.
"Let me look" Jenny offers, sticking her head through the large hole in the wall. " YEP, maggots all right." she backs into the room, " millions of them everywhere"
Jesse calms down and shakes to make sure none got onto his feathers. " We can't go that way to get out. We'll have to feel our way and go on" He places a wing tip onto the wall, " OH, watch your step" he trips over what feels like a fallen tree limb?' He wonders to himself how a tree limb got into this hallway.
Everybirdie places their wings onto the rough wall, and inching carefully forward follow Jesse down the twisty hallway. Jesse feels his way until he reaches what feels like a wooden door frame. He stops and runs his wings over the frame, then the cold, hard door. "I found a door. It must be the door that leads us outside again."
Jesse pushes on the door, but it is stuck tight. Then in the pitch blackness, his wing touches a metal doorknob. Using both wings he turns it. Slowly it moves, grinding and clicking, as it opens the door. Jesse pushes the door and it opens noisily on rusty sounding hinges. A puff of stale, dusty air escapes into the hallway, making everybirdie sneeze. " ok, come on, we're going to get out of here. When you go through the door stop and wait until we are all togetehr. We don't want to leave anybirdie behind."
Jesse walks into the room, followed by Jake and Sky, BB and Kiddo. They cough as foul-smelling dust rises into the air.
Jesse 227428

Come visit me, rally and lacie, poncho botd 24/3/14, Jack, thank you all for BOTD, Angel Sassy, Till I see you again,, Casper, you fought a good fight l'il man, amando, sky, Angel Lupe', I will see you again!, l'il angel adler, dixie's wife-bird, broken wings, broken promises, casey, the l'il angel & dixie wedding album, JESSE, VOTE FOR ME BOTM IN OCTOBER, flynn, QUEEN ANGEL, thanks for BOTM my friends, sarah little bird, zeke, thank you friends for BOTD, zeena, thanks for august botm & sweetie, thank you friends for BOTD.

10/11/2014 03:18.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sam,
Stopping by with an early vote!
Hope you're having a good weekend!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper.

10/11/2014 07:08.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning Sam I Am, from LaLo
Finally the BC seems to be up and working, I guess we should be thankful, we sure have missed it a lot! Our thoughts and prayers go out to all our lucky birdie mommas traveling to the Parrot Palooza! It would be so nice to put a happy face to all those names we have been blogging for so many years! Have a wonderful time everybody, this weekend will go by like a beautiful flash, leaving you all with fabulous memories, take lots of pics! TGIF dear friends and give my love to all in your happy home, BE SAFE...

Forever love as usual, Ms LaLo & my family

PS~Congrats to Rosie Proctor for BOTD....

Come visit me, Ziggy & my Spider~Happy Halloween friends..., Jenny & Alfie~Trick or Treat from Al & I, BOOO!!, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, ANGEL CHRISTY~It is coming very soon, a boo to you, Witchy LaLo~Ready for Halloween, trick or treat... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

10/10/2014 08:37.56 AM Report This Comment  
  October BOTM POST number four
HELLO, everybirdie, Jesse with today's BOTM POST. I want to thank you all for your daily votes, and I really love the photos of you in your Halloween costumes. I am picking them up and will soon post them on my gallery for everybirdy to enjoy them.
Dixie looks upset and confused, scared that something had happened to his wife-bird. " They'll be there when we get back Little Angel" he kisses her beak softly to comfort her.
"it'll only take me a moment to run back, get them and be back here." LA turns to run but stops dead in her tracks. The entrance hall has vanished. A solid wall lays in its place. She spins in a circle trying to figure out where the hallway into the maze is. Finally she gives up and stands very still staring at the blackness. Dixie grabs her by the wing and pulls her to him protectively.
" Don't panic. There must be an explanation. RIGHT? SKY? JAKE?" Jesse says anxiously. He looks around to find where the hallway was before he had stopped. Confused he shakes his yellow-head and says, " OK, it's obvious we can't go back out the way we came in. We have only got two choices. Either we stay here until the Castle Macaw Guards come rescue us, or we continue to move on." HE looks at the two tunnels ahead of them. Right now, he wishes he were anywhere but here in the darkness, as a cold chill begins to fill the place where the group stands waiting.
" I say we toss a coin" Hulk says pulling one from his backpack
"Heads we go to the right, tails we go to the left?" Oki calls out
"Ok, we need to do something." Gus replies as he watches the coin sail into the air and land on the floor. " heads. We head into the narrow tunnel on the right."
"Ok, keep close together. I'll go a head a little ways to check it out. SKY!!!!! Come on, you can help me." Jesse states with concern in his voice. Sky inches closer to the entrance to the narrow tunnel. He flashes his flashlight along the narrow floor, then over the walls as far as he can see.
"It looks ok to me." He moves forward, Jesse at his side. The others wait a few minutes then begin to venture slowly into the dark hallway.
Jesse calls out to the group, " Come on, it's ok." He takes a deep breath then moves forward along the wall. HE hasn't gone more then ten feet when his flashlight begins to flicker, then suddenly goes out. "It's ok, does anybirdie have a spare light?" He asks, and listens as gasps of fright fill the tunnel. " My flashlight won't work." Chyna cries out, "Mine either" Falco says. Soon all down the line of birds the replies come back the same. THEY ARE NOW STRANDED IN TOTAL BLACKNESS.
"Dixie, I'm getting scared. Somebirdie might steal my sparkles." Little Angel says in a whisper.
"How can you think of them when we're trapped in the dark, and can't find the way back to the entrance?" Dixie asks
" Ok, I'm scared of the dark," LA holds Dixie's wing-tip tightly as she shivers in the dark. " Dixie,what if we can't get out of here?"
Jesse 227428

Come visit me, rally and lacie, poncho botd 24/3/14, Jack, thank you all for BOTD, Angel Sassy, Till I see you again,, Casper, you fought a good fight l'il man, amando, sky, Angel Lupe', I will see you again!, l'il angel adler, dixie's wife-bird, broken wings, broken promises, casey, the l'il angel & dixie wedding album, JESSE, VOTE FOR ME BOTM IN OCTOBER, flynn, QUEEN ANGEL, thanks for BOTM my friends, sarah little bird, zeke, thank you friends for BOTD, zeena, thanks for august botm & sweetie, thank you friends for BOTD.

10/10/2014 08:18.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sam boy from your pal LaLo
My goodness, I hate to sound like a broken record, but it is Friday again already! Also brrr, it was only 37 degrees this early morning, but soon that will seem like a heat wave, not looking forward to those days that surely lie ahead! Dad has a plumber friend coming over today to repair two faucet leaks, and help dad with a few other things, he is on a 'fix it before Winter' kick! TGIF dear friends, I hope yours is a good one, and give my love to all the warm hearts in your sweet home, see ya tomorrow...

Love for all time, Jenny & my Dallas family

PS~It has been very busy day fir decrepit daddy...

Come visit me, Ziggy & my Spider~Happy Halloween friends..., Jenny & Alfie~Trick or Treat from Al & I, BOOO!!, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, ANGEL CHRISTY~It is coming very soon, a boo to you, Witchy LaLo~Ready for Halloween, trick or treat... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

10/03/2014 02:55.53 PM Report This Comment  
  October BOTM POST number three
Hello friends, Jesse here with today's BOTM Adventure Post. I am busily picking up your costume photos, so if yours is ready let me know and I'll fly over for it. IF you need some help with one, just let me know and we'll see what we can create for you. Are you ready???
The others follow, trusting that Little Angel must know what lay before them. Birdies flick on their flashlights,as they are enveloped in blackened gloom. Staying close together they step cautiously along the wall, keeping as close to LA as possible. Jesse hurries to the front of the line. Not wanting to be left behind.
"Little Angel, do you know where you're going?" he asks anxiously
"NOPE" LA answers with a flash of annoyed eyes, as she continues to slowly lead down the straight entrance wall. After what seems like a long walk but in fact was only a rather short one,they come to a sudden stop in the darkness. Two tunnels lay open before them. One leading to the right, is narrow, and appears to be clear of rocks and other hidden obstacles. The second tunnel is huge looking with many large boulders scattered around the entrance.
Jesse takes a deep, slow breath, and gazes at the two tunnels before them. He looks as closely as he dare in first the one, then the other.
"AH SKY? JAKE?, birdly-conference" Jesse yells out louder then necessary, then catches himself and continues, " can you please join me for a momenttttt?"
Sky and Jake hurry in the direct that Jesse's voice had come from. They find Jesse pacing up and down in front of the two tunnel entrances. Seeing his frother SKY and Jake, he stops in mid-stride and joins them as they huddle in foot-ball style heads close and whispering in soft voices.
"What way do we go?" Jesse questions
"Don't ask me, I'm only here for the trip" Sky says, trying not to sound too nervous himself
"Let me see" Jake says looking closely at both, " well, how's bout we toss a coin? Heads we go to the right, and tails we leave all together.?"
"Why don't we just leave the same way we came in?" Jesse says, " we can always say the pathway is blocked for repairs. Permanently"
Suddenly the air is split by a high-pitched terror filled scream. Everyone freezes in fear as Little Angel screams a second time, sending chills up and down everybirdies spine.
"What? What was it? Did you see something?" Sky inquires urgently of his fister
"NO!!!! Little Angel looks white as a ghost, " AAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH" she screams again, " I FORGOT my red and orange SPARKLES in the Castle!" she looks so upset and tears are streaming down her green cheeks. " I left them on the table in the Banquet room. I can't go on an adventure without my sparkles. Cookie gave them to me for my hatchday!" She turns to run, but stops dead in her tracks, the entrance hall is gone!!!!!!
Jesse 227428

Come visit me, rally and lacie, poncho botd 24/3/14, Jack, thank you all for BOTD, Angel Sassy, Till I see you again,, Casper, you fought a good fight l'il man, amando, sky, Angel Lupe', I will see you again!, l'il angel adler, dixie's wife-bird, broken wings, broken promises, casey, the l'il angel & dixie wedding album, JESSE, VOTE FOR ME BOTM IN OCTOBER, flynn, QUEEN ANGEL, thanks for BOTM my friends, sarah little bird, zeke, thank you friends for BOTD, zeena, thanks for august botm & sweetie, thank you friends for BOTD.

10/03/2014 02:36.25 PM Report This Comment  
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