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Hi! My name is Sam says Vote Miss Ruby BOTM # 35469! Yep!

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
Mom waited and waited for the guy to fix the furnace last night. He finally came around 6:15. Of course, when he got here, the furnace kicked on! He looked and decided there was nothing wrong, except that when mom changed the batteries she forgot to put the override hold button on. He pushed the button, charged mom, and left. This morning when mom got up, it was 59 degrees in here again. She called them back before going to work. She told the girl who assigns people what happened, and that she was going to work and wouldn't be home until 1 or so. The girl promised we'd get an earlier visit today. Mom jiggled the thermostat this morning and had it working for awhile, but when she got home from work, it was only 60 in here again! The guy got here by 1:30 and he just left a few minutes ago.
When he went down and took the door off the furnace, it kicked on! He checked all the switches, the intake and outgo vents, and everything else he could think of. He thinks there might have been dust or something causing the pressure switches to shut off. He air sprayed to clean, and told mom if it happens again, he has the info he needs to get replacement switches. Right now it's warming up, hopefully it will stay that way.
Meanwhile, mom did her tour in animals this morning with second grade, and enjoyed it. She went to visit her nephew who had a second surgery following his auto accident (Last February), and he's doing great!
I hope you are toasty warm, and getting lots of love today. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Happy Thanksgiving, Peppino, Happy Thanksgiving, Divo & Falco, Happy Thanksgiving.

11/20/2014 01:01.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi sweet Sam, you ready for Thanksgiving-LaLo
...I guess we can all be glad we don't live in or near Buffalo NY! Those poor folks are really getting nailed! Are you guys having a stay at home traditional Thanksgiving, we are, dad loves that day and just wants to spend it with us birds, and he makes it fun for all of us! He will make a big turkey with all the trimmings to make it for real, and we all get leg and thigh bones to chew on! Have a nice day Sam, and give our love to our sweet aunt Robin, see ya tomorrow...

Lovin' from your pal, Ms LaLo

Come visit me, Ziggy Happy Fall my friends~Thanks aunt Theresa..., Jenny Lynn~Happy Thanksgiving dear friends..., Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, Ms Christine~I love the Holiday season+my new pic, Ms LaLo~Happy Thanksgiving dear friends...... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

11/20/2014 08:10.54 AM Report This Comment  
  `Ü´ ** TODAY is THE DAY ! ! ! **
Mr SamIAm! Today we introduce the Teams who will be playing each other in the 2014-3rd Annual Milonga Thanksgiving Bowl Game!!! The Indians, led by Senegal Parrot Kiddo of Simi Valley, California, will face off against The Pilgrims, led by Citron-Crested Cockatoo, Taz of the Proctor Flock in a contest that has come to be one of THE most attended sporting events on BirdChannel. The Game will be played on BirdChannel Profile Page #165848. Kick-off is set for 8:00 pm, Eastern on Saturday, November 29th.

Before we meet the Teams, however, I would like to ask a parrotsonal favor of you. The very first new Birdy Featheriend I made upon moving to North Carolina is a v-e-r-y handsome young Blue-Throated Macaw Fellow, Mr Rylan. If it would not be too much of a bother, would you please stop by his page and bid him a warm BirdChannel Flockily **Welcome**? I would be forever in your debt. His Page number is 273853.


Without further ado, here is each Team’s Roster …

The Indians:

KIDDO – Captain/Wide Receiver (Page #7592)
DIXIE – Tight End (Page #61444)
KALLIE – Cornerback (Page #195234)
PEEPERS – Guard/Tackle (Page #161001)
LITTLE ANGEL – Wide Receiver (Page #224909)
JENNY LYNN – Quarterback (Page #50146)
LALO – Running Back (Page #195198)
ZIGGY – Guard/Tackle, both Defensive and Offensive (Page #255570)
KAJI – Defensive End (Page #43005)
SWEETPEPPER – Running Back (Page 9015)
KACEY – Cornerback (Page #9043)
MIKEY – Cornerback (Page #61671)
ZIPPY – Halfback/Kicker (Page #187855)
SCOOBER – Center (Page #204968)
CHICA – Fullback (Page #204081)
HULK – Guard/Tackle, both Defensive and Offensive (Page #149144)
SAM-I-AM – Linebacker, both Defensive and Offensive (Page #185466)
PEARL – Free Safety (Page #187354)
SILVER – Strong Safety (Page #187354)

The Pilgrims:
TAZ – Captain/Wide Receiver (Page #204517)
RAFFI – Fullback (Page #200563)
WILLIE – Running Back (Page #176463)
PEPPINO – Tight End (Page #262561)
SKY – Quarterback (Page #224183)
COOKIE – Defensive end (Page #195216)
CHIPPER – Halfback (Page #257319)
SIMON – Wide Receiver (Page #203934)
NAPOLEON – Center (Page #204652)
CORI – Fullback (Page #162513)
PADDY – Guard/Tackle (Page #256665)
PICABO – Linebacker, both Defensive and Offensive (Page #15043)
SCION – Strong Safety (Page #28420)
PANTHER – Cornerback (Page #245623)
TWEETY – Guard/Tackle, both Defensive and Offensive (Page #245629)
JEDI – Cornerback (Page #254730)
SQUEAKY – Safety (Page #28415)
POOKIE – Free Safety (Page #160973)
ROSIE – Running Back (Page #204066)

And there you have the names, teams, positions, and page numbers of all the birdies who will be PLAYING in the Bowl Game at the Thanksgiving Milonga this year. I encourage you to visit your teammates, AND your opponents if you so choose, to get to know each other better and to strategize as much as possible between now and The Big Game!

Come visit me, `Ü´Ruby: SAVE THE DATE for The Milonga Bowl~11/29!.

11/19/2014 05:43.44 PM Report This Comment  
  But we mustn’t forget the lovely CheerLeading Squads who will also be putting their all into the evening’s Sporting Event. They are …

Indians:
CHYNA – Squad Leader (Page #221660)
POLLY (Page #172126)
BOO BOO (Page #162724)
PIDDY GIRL (Page #256665)
SUZI Q (Page #204930)

Pilgrims:
FALCO – Squad Leader (Page #146315)
JEWELS (Page #204969)
CHLOE (Page #204716)
SNOWFLAKe (Page #245631)
LAKA (Page #259145)

It would be so thoughtful of you to visit these Lovely LadyBirds as well, to offer your appreciation for their efforts to make this Event even more special.


Next time we shall take the opportunity to review what each position’s responsibility is and perhaps add a few more definitions to our FootBall Speak.

Toutes alors, mon ami,
[Until then, My Featheriend]
`Ü´ Ruby Francesca Begonia ♥

Come visit me, `Ü´Ruby: SAVE THE DATE for The Milonga Bowl~11/29!.

11/19/2014 05:43.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
We are sitting here waiting for the furnace guys to show up. Yesterday when mom was doing our blogs, she started feeling cold. When she went downstairs, she saw that it was only 57 in the house. She called the furnace guys, then she changed the batteries in the thermostat. The furnace kicked on, so she called them back and cancelled the appointment. BIG MISTAKE! She woke up around 5 this morning feeling chilly, waited to hear the furnace kick on, and when it didn't, she went downstairs and saw it was only 52 in here! She fiddled with the batteries again, and called the furnace guys to set up another appointment today.
She had to work at the museum today, so she ended up asking the cleaning woman to stay and wait in case they came before she got back. Well, she got back at 1 and they still hadn't shown up yet, but Debbie, the cleaning woman, said she had taken down the thermostat 4 times and pushed the batteries around to get the furnace to start again. So now we are waiting.
Mom's tours this morning were a real challenge. She had 2 special needs groups of children. The first group had all nonverbal kids, and all of them were holding hands with one of the chaperones. Some of them couldn't walk very well, either, so they went slowly and took elevators to all the floors. The second group was much larger, bigger group and bigger kids. Many of them were nonverbal as well, and most of them were on a cognitive level somewhere below kindergarten. Mom got through the two tours well, but they were exhausting. All she said to her boss was Thank God and God bless the people who work with these children full time! Mom dealt with some special needs kids when she taught, but not so many at a time. These people need our thanks, for sure! They probably need a lot more money than they are making as well, but they do it for the same reason all teachers do, for the love of the children.
I hope it's warmer there than here, it hasn't gotten too warm today, but tomorrow and Friday it should rise into the high 30s and maybe into the 40s. We do have sun today, so it doesn't feel as cold somehow!
Mom has homework all week before Daisy even goes to class next week! We'll talk more about it later. I hope you are getting lots of attention today, and savoring every hug. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Happy Thanksgiving, Peppino, Happy Thanksgiving, Divo & Falco, Happy Thanksgiving.

11/19/2014 11:42.32 AM Report This Comment  
  morning SamIAm
Happy Humpday ! It sure is cold here ! Daddy got up and grabbed an extra blanket during the night ! Mom slept ! It was a long day - the group she has for drama is a big one, but they seem like enthusiastic and cooperative kids. They've decided to do a comedy this year that takes place in the wild west - rootin' tootin' fun !

All our talks about the Muppets has mom wanting to pull out MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL - another of her favorites as far as music goes ! Daddy has been taking some of our LP's and putting them on cd's for mom so she can listen to them in the car. Years ago he put all the vhs tape stuff on dvd - machines and wires galore here !

Have a warm and wonderful day ! love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie - thankful for my friends, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

11/19/2014 02:21.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sam
Jamaica me warm .... thanks.
You need to post a big sign that shows when you should have Sam/mom time!!!
That ER chicken soup sounds wonderful to me and mom. But, two dinners are a pain in the tail feathers! Funny, my mom says I have to be in lock up during stove time too. I flew in their one time and almost landed on the stove. That was it for me! This carrot is yummy, thanks. Chyna chews on it and listens to all that Sam has to say. I also love peanut butter.
Oh yes, it's blizzard time up here. The 6pm news said today that we have 18 inches of that stuff on the ground :(
We made it thru the worst and didn't lose power. Looks like two more days of heavy snow. It was so windy last night that it howled all night long. Today was full of whiteouts and strong winds again. The roads are very icy. I watched my dad plow snow most of the day. Then he was using the roof rake, I didn't like that part when the snow came down and made a big thud! Boy, is it ever COLD up here! I have my footie pj's on and a big fluffy robe. Mom & I have been hitting the hot chocolate. Come over if you want to go sledding or use the snow shoes.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

11/18/2014 09:44.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi ya Sam~
Sugar grabs another carrot stick and perches next to Sam!

These are good carrots!
I'm sorry about the whole cooking thing. Your mom should be able to have her own time and I think that Chunky soup would have been just fine. I know it will be no where as good as your mom's soup but it would have worked out okay.

I don't get to go in the kitchen when mom is cooking either. She explained about all the hot stuff and keeping me out of things I'm not suppose to eat. I think I could be a great help out there! I do like to be the taste tester! It's a very important job and I am very good at it!

Hang in there my friend and I hope the rest of the day is good and that your mom gets to do what she wants to do!!

I love you guys ~ Sugar ♥

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11/18/2014 01:59.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
Isn't it nice how he gets to make decisions about how mom spends her time? My mom would have said NO, but that's her. She has always been too mouthy, I think.
At least you got some treats, and peanut butter in celery is sure a good treat!
Mom had a docent meeting this morning, and they reviewed a new exhibit that opened on the 8th. It's a guy named Knight who did a lot of animal art, and illustrated his dinos and mosasaurs and such by actually looking at the skeletal structures and using science to help him, instead of fantasizing about what the animals looked like. We look at some today, though, and it's easy to see how dated they are. The new knowledge about dinos, for instance, shows them in completely different positions in life. Still, for his time, he was a terrific artist. Mom found out at the meeting that he was legally blind almost all his life, too, which makes the artwork all the more remarkable.
She is reading the Scientific American magazine that came out in August about dinosaurs right now, too, so she's pretty much immersed in the Mesozoic!
Tonight, though, mom will go to the Humane Society for her first class in adult dog obedience for Daisy. We all think it's time for Daisy to go to school, since mom has not been a good trainer at home, at least as far as her fixating on us is concerned.
It snowed overnight, and is about 20 degrees out right now, with the wind chill making it feel around 0, so mom is indoors for the rest of the day, at least until tonight. I hope you are having a better day, at least warmer. Get lots of cuddles, and maybe some warm cider if you are cold. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Happy Thanksgiving, Peppino, Happy Thanksgiving, Divo & Falco, Happy Thanksgiving.

11/18/2014 10:54.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Coach Silver Sam Slugger, from LaLo
I refuse to complain about all the cold wether all year long, at least we don't get lake effects snow like Michigan, Ohio, and New York, jeepers creepers, they are getting nailed! Dad just spent the last hour on the cell phone with our cable provider and getting switched from one dept to another, our internet and phone service stopped working...hello Bangladesh, LOL! Happy ToosDay to all our friends, and give our love to all in your sweet home, see ya tomorrow...

Lovin' ya much, Ms LaLo & our Dallas family

Come visit me, Ziggy Happy Fall my friends~Thanks aunt Theresa..., Jenny Lynn~Happy Thanksgiving dear friends..., Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, Ms Christine~I love the Holiday season+my new pic, Ms LaLo~Happy Thanksgiving dear friends...... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

11/18/2014 07:09.10 AM Report This Comment  
  IT'S MADE WITH FIGS and BACON !
har har har ! Cookie tumbles to the floor in a fit of giggles . . . yep, we love those Muppets - in fact a few birthdays ago, daddy bought mom the entire set of dvd's of the MUPPET SHOW !

Hello ! Today we woke up to 28 ! And it's only going to 30 today ! As a high ! brrrrr . . . same for tomorrow before the temps start inching up - all the way to 40 by the weekend !

Mom starts her drama club today - 54 kids signed up ! That's the biggest bunch ever ! She and the teacher she coaches with don't know what to do - find a play with a larger cast I guess ? I only know it means she won't be home till after 5:00 on Tuesdays till May :( poor, poor Cookie . . .

Have a great day ! love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie - thankful for my friends, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

11/18/2014 02:15.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sam
Going to bed right now but wanted to leave you this info .....
I'll blog tomorrow...

Well, it was a good thing my parronts went down to Traverse City today. It wasn't bad going down but, coming home the weather got worse. Just in case I lose power, here's the story. We have a winter storm warning thru Wednesday at 5am with up to 12 more inches of snow. Road conditions will be bad with whiteouts and 40 mph winds. We are staying home. This means I get lots of attention! Get out extra blankets, footie pj's and a ton of hot chocolate!
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

11/17/2014 11:10.48 PM Report This Comment  
  `Ü´ Greetings and Welcome to This Week’s
Edition of “Monday Morning QuarterBack”, Mr SamIAm, with Yours Truly hosting on this final day of Week 11 of the 2014 NFL Regular Season Play. Before we move along to today’s topic of discussion, here is an overview of the Standings in The League after the first 11 weeks …

AFC East Team
New England Patriots – 8/2/0
Miami Dolphins – 6/4/0
Buffalo Bills – 5/5/0
New York Jets – 2/8/0

AFC North Team
Cincinnati Bengals – 6/3/1
Baltimore Ravens – 6/4/0
Pittsburgh Steelers – 6/4/0
Cleveland Browns – 6/4/0

AFC South Team
Indianapolis Colts – 6/4/0
Houston Texans – 5/5/0
Tennessee Titans – 2/7/0
Jacksonville Jaguars – 1/9/0

AFC West Team
Denver Broncos – 7/3/0
Kansas City Chiefs – 7/3/0
San Diego Chargers – 6/4/0
Oakland Raiders 0/10/0

NFC East Team
Philadelphia Eagles – 7/3/0
Dallas Cowboys – 7/3/0
New York Giants – 3/7/0
Washington Redskins – 3/7/0

NFC North Team
Detroit Lions – 7/3/0
Green Bay Packers – 7/3/0
Chicago Bears – 4/6/0
Minnesota Vikings – 4/6/0

NFC South Team
Atlanta Falcons – 4/6/0
New Orleans Saints – 4/6/0
Carolina Panthers – 3/7/1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 2/8/0

NFC West Team
Arizona Cardinals – 9/1/0
San Francisco 49ers – 6/4/0
Seattle Sea Hawks – 6/4/0
St Louis Rams – 4/6/0

[Remember that Pittsburgh travels to Tennessee for their Week 11 Game tonight. It will be broadcast on ESPN at 8:30 pm ET.]


And now, in keeping with our intention of building for you a firm foundation of knowledge of the background of America’s Most Popular Sport, today we present …

Come visit me, `Ü´Ruby: SAVE THE DATE for The Milonga Bowl~11/29!.

11/17/2014 07:25.12 PM Report This Comment  
  SEASON AND PLAYOFF DEVELOPMENT
From 1920 to 1934, the NFL did not have a set number of games for teams to play, instead setting a minimum. The league mandated a 12-game regular season for each team beginning in 1935, later shortening this to 11 games in 1937 and 10 games in 1943, mainly due to World War II. After the war ended, the number of games returned to 11 games in1946 and to 12 in 1947. The NFL went to a 14-game schedule in 1961, which it retained until switching to the current 16-game schedule in 1978. Proposals to increase the regular season to 18 games have been made, but have been rejected in labor negotiations with the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA).

The NFL operated in a two-conference system from 1933 to 1966, where the champions of each conference would meet in the NFL Championship Game. If two teams tied for the conference lead, they would meet in a one-game playoff to determine the conference champion. In 1967, the NFL expanded from 15 teams to 16 teams. Instead of just evening out the conferences by adding the expansion New Orleans Saints to the seven-member Western Conference, the NFL realigned the conferences and split each into two four-team divisions. The four conference champions would meet in the NFL playoffs, a two-round playoff. The NFL also operated the Playoff Bowl (officially the Bert Bell Benefit Bowl) from 1960 to 1969. Effectively a third-place game, pitting the two conference runners-up against each other, the league considers Playoff Bowls to have been exhibitions rather than playoff games. The league discontinued the Playoff Bowl in 1970 due to its perception as a game for losers.

Following the addition of the former AFL teams into the NFL in 1970, the NFL split into two conferences with three divisions each. The expanded league, now with twenty-six teams, would also feature an expanded eight-team eight-game playoff, the participants being the three division champions from each conference as well as one 'wild card' team (the team with the best win percentage) from each conference. In 1978, the league added a second wild card team from each conference, bringing the total number of playoff teams to ten, and a further two wild card teams were added in 1990 to bring the total to twelve. When the NFL expanded to 32 teams in 2002, the league realigned, changing the division structure from three divisions in each conference to four divisions in each conference. As each division champion gets a playoff bid, the number of wild card teams from each conference dropped from three to two.


Next time, I shall be pleased to present The Players who will be participating in the upcoming 3rd Annual Milonga Thanksgiving Bowl Game, as well as the CheerLeading Squads! Be sure to tune in to find out which birdies will be playing in which positions and on which squad. In the coming days we shall investigate the distinctions between the positions!

Toutes alors, mon ami
[Until then, My Featheriend]
`Ü´ Ruby Begonia ♥

Come visit me, `Ü´Ruby: SAVE THE DATE for The Milonga Bowl~11/29!.

11/17/2014 07:25.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
It sure was nice to talk to your mom yesterday! Mom always enjoys their conversations. Hope she can make up her mind about the lps. Mom's solution was to pack them all up without looking at them, and sending them off to Goodwill. Of course she gave away the turntable and the gigantic speakers too.
Today at the center, mom was training a person in the aviaries. The small flight one was empty and had been painted. There was nothing to do in there. The main aviary had been painted on the inside, so they went outdoors to change out food, water, and towels for the hide boxes. Whoever was out there yesterday left all the food and water out in the open, so the food dishes were soaked, and the birds, of course, won't eat wet seed. Their water was yellow, because of the rain coming through all the leaves on top of the aviary, so they didn't drink. They were sure glad to see fresh dry food and clean water coming their way.
Then mom and the trainee went into the avian nursery. There were only 3 cages in there to clean, so they got that done fairly quickly. The little cedar waxwings were in the dark because of the location of their cage. Mom talked to staff, and they came in to help move the cage to a window location, but it's a dismal day, so mom suggested they put up a light. Jess found a small socket which took a 40 watt bulb, so mom came home and got one, but it didn't fit! She ended up going to the hardware store after her shift, carrying the shade and socket, and found a light there that fit. So, after her third trip to the center, they finally have a light that works, so those little guys won't be in the dark.
The trainee was supposed to get trained in the rat room, too, but it was mom's time to leave, so the next volunteer supervisor got to take her in there to train.
Mom checked on the wood turtle, that solution is still working. She also checked up on the pigeon, who is up to 331 grams today! That's a gain of 12 grams in 3 days, YAY! That's all the news, except that the red tailed hawk got moved into the raptor mews today, which is good news. It means he/she is on the road to recovery.
I hope you are having a good day and getting lots of cuddles. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Happy Thanksgiving, Peppino, Happy Thanksgiving, Divo & Falco, Happy Thanksgiving.

11/17/2014 12:01.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi sweet Sammy, from LaLo & dad
...we just love your momma so much, and we love it that she is sentimental about old things, our daddy is that way also! We think it is a very endearing characteristic, not all humans have and it allows a very deep love and respect of life and past life! Have a great day my dear Grey buddy, see ya tomorrow...

Love from Ms LaLo, & my flock

Come visit me, Ziggy Happy Fall my friends~Thanks aunt Theresa..., Jenny Lynn~Happy Thanksgiving dear friends..., Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, Ms Christine~I love the Holiday season+my new pic, Ms LaLo~Happy Thanksgiving dear friends...... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

11/17/2014 08:20.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sam I am
I know it is less than 2 weeks until the big turkey day event, but I just want to tell you how grateful I am for you, my dearest sweetbeak! I just enjoy being with you and mom is soooo grateful that she has your mom for such a wonderful and dear friend! Thank you once again for our beautiful portrait! I will have mom download it and post it today! The avatar is beautiful! Just like you and your sweet mamma! Love and winghugs, Miranda

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11/17/2014 03:39.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Oh Sam !
Mom says she doesn't blame aunt Robin for agonizing over each and every album . . . mom can remember when she got each one - and each one carries its own special memories ! We have the Christmas one with John Denver and the muppets too and especially like WHEN THE RIVER MEETS THE SEA ! In fact, during college while all the other dorm rooms had posters of bands or movie stars, mom had a MUPPET POSTER hanging ! har har har

It will be a tough week for mom - it's 5 whole days this week ! With election day and then Veteran's day, she hasn't worked this many days in a row in a while ! On top of that, tomorrow starts her drama club meetings which means she won't be home till after 5:00 ! So today will be laundry when she gets home . . . I like to help with daddy's socks !

Mom finished all her conference reports while dad set up something new in his screening room . . . Cinerama ! Yep, that's right ! He went and got himself another 10 foot screen and curved it ! Sometimes dad's a little nutty !

You be a good boy Sam ! Give love to aunt Robin for me ! Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie - thankful for my friends, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

11/17/2014 02:38.01 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sam
That sure is a big task. My mom doesn't want to have to go thru all of her LP's, 45's and cassette tapes. There are many that she would NOT let go of! She sounds like your mom! But, we don't have any "8" tracks. The turn table is a very nice one and is in perfect condition. Now that dad is always here, she doesn't play her music. But, she will probably still keep all of it.
What's with this scale? Mom keeps saying that she wants to get me one too. I think it's like the one at the vet!!!
Look out! The blizzard is going to start at midnight so they say! Looks like my parronts will be stuck at home on Monday. Then I'll get more mom time! Pass the hot chocolate, it's an extra blanket night!
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

11/16/2014 10:19.39 PM Report This Comment  
  `Ü´ Greetings & Happy Sunday
Mr SamIAm!

It would seem that most of North America is in the middle of an early onset of Winter, wouldn’t it? There are those FootBall Fans who would call this REAL FootBall Weather! And in view of the “chill” in the air, I am bringing mugs of Hot Cocoa (with marshmallows, if you like) for us to enjoy during my visit today. But this is what I would like to inquire of you: Is this weather inspiring everybirdy to prepare for the upcoming 3rd ANNUAL MILONGA THANKSGIVING BOWL GAME??? **Tee Hee**


Today I am deviating a bit from the previous path of information about the NFL in order to address two questions that were presented by several birdies regarding my last note.

First, a number of you asked if the entire building at 345 Park Avenue in New York City was occupied by the offices of the NFL. Well … no. For an inside look at the Ted Moudis Associates designed NFL headquarters, home to the employees that help power our favorite sport, I direct your attention to the Gallery at the bottom of my Profile Page. The modern, multi-level office space is located, as I mentioned in my last note, at 345 Park Avenue in Lower Manhattan, and was designed by TMA with the goal to “carry its strong brand identity throughout the design.” The office includes a League Room for the owners of our favorite franchises to hold meetings, employee cafeteria complete with kitchen along with an employee store, fitness center for staying in shape with lockers and showers, and a whole lot more. The 4 main floors of the office building were designed to represent the “Four Pillars” of the National Football League, which include The Game, The Teams, The Fans, and of course The Innovation. The 5th floor of the building houses the Officiating Command Center, and the 6th floor includes multiple outdoor terrace areas.

Other current tenants include The Blackstone Group, Consulate General of Ireland, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Capital Trust, Deutsche Bank, KPMG, and Piper Jaffray.


Secondly, several birdies were curious about who the three “pre-NFL/AFL-merger” teams were. As nearly as I can discern, those teams were the AAFC Teams the Cleveland Browns, the San Francisco 49ers, and the original version of the Baltimore Colts.

Since its inception in 1920, the NFL fended off several rival leagues. Before 1960, the most important rival was the All-America Football Conference (AAFC), which began play in 1946. The AAFC differed from the NFL in several ways, and the AAFC's perennial champions—the Cleveland Browns—were considered to be one of the best teams in professional football during that time. However, due to the AAFC's poor financial situation, the league disbanded after the 1949 season.

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11/16/2014 07:17.00 PM Report This Comment  
  I do hope I am supplying you with interesting and accurate information that satisfies your curiosity about American FootBall, its history and its structure. I am finding the details of my research quite entertaining. Are you?

I am very happy to report than Momma’s hand is much improved! While there is still a bit of swelling and light bruising on the back of her hand, she is now able to fully use her fingers with only minimal hindrance and no discomfort. Thank you so very much for your thoughts and prayers, good wishes and concern. (I believe she and Daddy have plans to purchase a new NylaBone for Mr Tyson; one that he cannot fit through his crate to deposit on the floor and cause more accidents!!!)

When I continue with the background information of American FootBall, we shall be moving along to Season and Playoff Development. I am looking forward to sharing what I have learned in that area with you.

Toutes alors, mon ami
[Until then, My Featheriend]
`Ü´ Ruby Francesca Begonia ♥

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11/16/2014 07:16.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Sam~
I do hope you are having the most wonderful day!
I must concur that you can never be too careful with new things. Checking for monsters is a must and you must keep an eye on the thing to make sure it doesn't want to eat your food! That is very important also!

Sugar waddles over to Aunt Robin and hugs her leg!

Aunt Robin! I have done some thinking about your awesome record collection and I think you should keep the entire thing! I think you are going to really regret it if you give them away. I know you will never be able to replace them so I think you should keep them! Yup! That's what I think. I'm a pretty smart zon ya know!! Think about it!
I love you~~~

Sugar waddles back to Sam's cage and leans against the door!
So what are you doing to do the rest of the day??? I always love coming over here!

hearts;

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11/16/2014 12:18.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
I like both your picture and your avatar. You and Miranda are such a good looking couple. Mom has been prez for the past year, and before that, she served as secretary for about 6 years, and was treasurer for a year. She does like the place, it's been a great second life for her after her retirement.
I hope your mom is feeling okay. If she wants, mom will be home from work around 6ish if she stops at the grocery store, so if mom wants to call, she can.
Today mom has to do a cart at the museum from one to four, which means we'll miss the game, unless she tapes it. She will be in Dinosaurs in their time, and that's always a fun cart for her to do. She usually sets up outside Paleolab, which is where the preparators get the fossils ready for display, or make casts for other museums, or whatever. They are working on our mastodon right now, repairing some stress fractures which resulted from improper mounting in the early 1900s. Once that's done, they will clean up the rest of the fossil and put it back on display across from the Columbian mammoth.
Anyway, mom will probably display skulls today, since the mastodon skull is so prominent in Paleolab's windows right now.
We will get our time with her after she gets back, and with any luck, she'll stop at the grocery store and get us some goodies.
I hope you have a great Sunday, practicing your football moves (or cheerleading moves) for our big milonga game, or just watch TV, whatever makes you happy. Hugs, Willie

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11/16/2014 08:48.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sam & Miranda, what a great pic, Ms LaLo
Well we finally got our 1st measurable snow fall, but not nearly like our buddies to the North, Chyna, Kaji, and Hulkyman, and all our dear pals in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan! As it always is, our first snow is beautiful, but the sad part is still to come! Our aunt Denise loves this crap, but they will be coming to get her one of these days, so glad her insanity did not carry over to the rest of her loving McFamily! We are planning a pleasant and peaceful day at home with each other, I hope yours will be equally rewarding, there is nothing like close friends and family on Sunday, give my love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Forever love from Ms LaLo & our Dallas group

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11/16/2014 08:28.11 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
Mom took the dogs for their spa treatment today, then went to a meeting at the center. She's home right now, but the dogs are still at the salon. The meeting went a lot longer than she anticipated, but a lot of good things were accomplished. When mom first volunteered at the center, there were probably 20 volunteers, one full time staff (Jill), and one part time staff person. Today there are 3 full time staff and one part time for rehabilitation, a paid education person, a paid volunteer coordinator, and about 60 volunteers.
When mom first started 12 years ago, there was a volunteer association which collected dues from the volunteers and used that money to buy things for the center which was running on a shoestring budget. Each officer had duties that have basically been taken over by paid staff today. So today at the meeting, while the volunteer association will remain, the volunteers decided to do away with the officers, and just have 2 liaison people to work with staff, and one person to collect voluntary donations. There haven't been dues for about 8 years, because they found out they couldn't ask for dues, but people contribute to the fund anyway. This year that money was used to buy a new microwave and blender for the food prep area, as well as some other necessary things which were not covered by Jill's budget. Anyway, mom is happy with the result. She was president this year, but really didn't have much to do, since paid staff did most of the presidential duties. There's no sense having an empty title.
The solution mom worked out for the wood turtle who keeps trying to escape is still working, so that is a good thing. Before you ask, he isn't releasable, because he's missing his 2 front feet and walks on stubs. He keeps trying to get out of his cage, though, and that's not safe for him. The solution was simple: duct tape a pillowcase to the lower part of the cage, so he can't get his little sore armpits stuck on the metal bars any more.
It's really getting cold here, we wish the arctic blast would just go away, but with climate change, that's not likely. I hope you are having a good day, getting lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Willie

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11/15/2014 11:10.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
So, what did mom decide about the vinyl? Mom went through some of her CDs last night, and is thinking of reducing them, but it's too hard to figure out what to toss.
This morning mom got to do the recovery room at the center, YAY! Jess, the staff member who hadn't got the results of her rabies titer, finally got her results so she was able to do the RVS animals today. Mom doesn't mind, but it was getting old. So, today mom did the recovery room. For those of you asking about the pigeon from last week, he/she has gained about 50 grams, and seems to be beefing up and feeling better. Mom had to towel him/her to weigh this morning and the pigeon was struggling, which is always a good thing.
There was a snapping turtle, a wood turtle, and 2 box turtles in there, too, along with a mallard hybrid duck and a red tailed hawk. It was so good to be taking care of animals other than raccoons and bats. Before mom left this morning, someone brought in a ground hog, so he/she will be added to the RVS room, too.
After that, mom went to the hardware store to get a new drain cover for the basement drain, and to the bank to cash a check. Now she's with us for the rest of the day. I think she wants to finish the latest Daniel Silva book, and start a new book. Maybe she'll sew, though, you never know.
It snowed here yesterday, and this morning there was a coating of snow on the lawn, but none on the street. I hope that doesn't mean winter is coming any sooner, we all hate the cold here! I hope you are having a good day, and getting lots of love. Hugs, Willie

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11/14/2014 11:37.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Ha ha ha Sam !
Mom had to smile about all mom's record collections ! We have them here too ! Back in their youth, mom and dad both had fairly large collections that joined at the same time they did !

TGIF ! It's a cold one here in NY - we woke up to a dusting of snow ! Today mom has parent/teacher conferences to give out report cards. Parents have to come get the first one - so she'll be late today - her last appointment is at 3:45 (school ends at 2:40 regularly). I'll bet she'll need quaker therapy today ! !

Last night I started squawking "wet, wet, wet" so daddy brought me my bath tub and we had a great time playing in the water ! Dr. Hess called yesterday to say so far so good - she's just waiting for my lipid test which should be in today. That's the one mom is most concerned about . . . wings crossed.

If you haven't been over there yet, go try your wing at Name that Tune (page 231616) - songs of love and friendship !

Have a great day ! love you Cookie

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11/14/2014 02:26.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sam
I hope your mom is feeling much better now. Give her a hug from us.
Hmmm, don't know what to say. Mom has a ton of old LP's too. At one time she was ready to get rid of them but dad said to keep them. Then she was only going to keep some of them. Well, they are still here ... all of them. My dad never plays music but mom does. She still has a turn table for her stereo ... it's old too but works greyt! I bet she keeps them!
It was another snow and cold day, dad was busy plowing. I was busy with my hour long screaming this morning! This is how I deal with the winter ... hehehe. Pass the hot chocolate!
Hugs
Chyna

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11/13/2014 11:19.52 PM Report This Comment  
  `Ü´ Greetings & Welcome to Week 11 …
of the 2014 NFL Season! The week “kicks off” (**TeeHee** … if you will pardon the pun) tonight with the Buffalo Bills traveling to play the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. The Game will air this evening on the NFL Network at 8:25 EST. Don’t forget the Stitch’s Spicy PopCorn!

It was so lovely to receive your visit, Mr SamIAm, and I thank you so very much for your vote that raises the tally toward my Quest for the BOTM Crown. I am so thankful for your support. I’ve brought a freshly brewed pitcher of Iced Tea for you to enjoy with your PopCorn while you watch the Game tonight. (And our scrimmage was quite enjoyable yesterday, My Featheriend. Thank you for understanding that we needed to cut it short in order to preserve my pedicure and beak trim. Not all GentleBirds would be so gracious. But then again, you are one eggsceptional GentleBird!)

Now, let’s pick up where we left off, completing the Founding and History of the NFL before we move on to Season and Playoff Development next.


UNTIL THE 1960s, the NFL was the dominant professional football league and faced little competition. Rival leagues included three separate American Football Leagues and the All-America Football Conference (AAFC), none of which lasted for more than four seasons (although several teams from the AAFC joined the NFL after the league dissolved in 1949). A new professional league, the fourth American Football League (AFL), began play in 1960. The upstart AFL began to challenge the established NFL in popularity, gaining lucrative television contracts and engaging in a bidding war with the NFL for free agents and draft picks. The two leagues announced a merger on June 8, 1966, to take full effect in 1970. In the meantime, the leagues would hold a common draft and championship game. The game, the Super Bowl, was held four times before the merger, with the NFL winning Super Bowl I and Super Bowl II, and the AFL winning Super Bowl III and Super Bowl IV. After the league merged, it was split into two conferences: the National Football Conference (NFC), consisting of most of the pre-merger NFL teams, and the American Football Conference (AFC), consisting of all of the AFL teams as well as three pre-merger NFL teams.

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11/13/2014 04:30.49 PM Report This Comment  
  TODAY, THE NFL is considered the most popular sports league in North America; much of its growth is attributed to former Commissioner Pete Rozelle, who led the league from 1960 to 1989. Overall annual attendance increased from three million at the beginning of his tenure to seventeen million by the end of his tenure, and 400 million viewers watched 1989's Super Bowl XXIII. The NFL established NFL Properties in 1963. The league's licensing wing, NFL Properties earns the league billions of dollars annually; Rozelle's tenure also marked the creation of NFL Charities and a national partnership with United Way. Paul Tagliabue was elected as commissioner to succeed Rozelle; his seventeen-year tenure, which ended in 2006, was marked by large increases in television contracts and the addition of four expansion teams, as well as the introduction of league initiatives to increase the number of minorities in league and team management roles. The league's current Commissioner, Roger Goodell, has focused on reducing the number of illegal hits and making the sport safer, mainly through fining or suspending players who break rules. These actions are one of many the NFL is taking to reduce concussions and improve player safety.

I hope having a more complete image of the beginnings of American FootBall will be of some help in adding to your enjoyment of the Sport.

Toutes alors, mon ami
[Until then, My Featheriend]
`Ü´ Ruby ♥

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11/13/2014 04:30.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Dear Sam & aunt Robin, what a very nice note-LaLo
...dad and I do not see any reason to get rid of old family memorabilia, once it is gone, it is gone, and it will never mean as much to anybody else! We thank your sweet family for their valor and service to our country! I think I can officially say we are being Vortexed (is that a word), baby it's cold outside! Dad just rolled the trash can around to the alley and came in shivering, what a weenie! Speaking of weenies, when we go to the Vet's place, we must always act like we are being killed, otherwise no special attention and treats, and we all know it don't hurt a bit, LOL! Happy throwback Thursday to all of you, we have a ton of older pics from way back when, but dad needs to scan them on to our computer so we can share! Wishing you all a blessed day, life is so good, but oh so short, cherish every second of God's gift to you, his master plan is intentional, give my love to all in your home, see ya tomorrow...

Thursday love from Ms LaLo, dad, & our family

PS~Regarding the 25K votes, we are grateful for every single one that all of you have sent! We really looked forward to the 10K number, but after that, dad said it was overkill, and almost obscene! We wish all who are still shooting for a specific number, all the luck in the world, and we lovingly support you all in your quest...

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11/13/2014 01:24.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
Wow, decisions, decisions...what to do with all the vinyl? Mom gave her vinyl (and acetate!) collection to goodwill many years ago, because she got rid of the turntable and got a CD player. She didn't even look through them, just gave them up! There were some cool 78s in there, too, from her aunt.
Yesterday mom needed another shot for that wet macular degeneration condition. I guess it is chronic. She's been 4 months with no shots, so the doctor thought that was good. Anyway, now that she has the shot, she has to go back in January, which means she's clear to do all the Christmas things without worrying about losing a day. Her eye was irritated, runny and itchy all day long. Today it's better, though.
Mom did 2 tours at the museum today, the first with 7th grade kids on biomes and climate change, and the second with a group of home schooled kids. The first tour was fun, and mom is confident about doing that again. It was an experience where mom introduced the topic, handed out notebooks and pencils to the students, and let them explore the dioramas on the second floor. At the end, they all got back together and shared their notes. It was her first experience with that kind of tour, so she wasn't sure about it, but it worked out well. She got to engage with all the kids in their exploration time instead of just talking the whole hour. The second one, well the kids are home schooled, so don't have a lot of social skills, but they were engaged, except for the youngest ones.
It's been really cold here for the past couple of days, or at least it feels really cold. On Tuesday it was 70, but yesterday it barely hit 42, and today it's about 38, so it feels pretty cold. I hope you are enjoying some better weather.
Congratulations to Popeye and Jenny Lynn for hitting milestone votes!
Have a wonderful day and get lots of love. Hugs, Willie

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11/13/2014 12:56.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Sam~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! Oh those albums! Mom finally got rid of hers when the last record player broke. Dad has a stack about 5 feet high in the linen closet. He'll never get rid of them!

Mom's first album was the Dave Clark Five. Mom loves music of all kinds and spent all the money she earned from babysitting and cleaning house on albums! Now it's all CD's. She has over 200 of them. Dad and the kids only buy downloads now but mom still buys the CD's.

You know there is no reason for your mom to get rid of them. Mom just doesn't have a lot of storage space available because the kids and dad never get rid of anything. Mom still has a closet full of dolls and stuffed animals she has been dragging around for over 50 years. They will always be here just like dad's albums will always be here.

I hope you and mom enjoy the day! Company at Christmas sounds very exciting. Mom will be working everyday except for Christmas day so we don't have a big celebration. She'll be working Thanksgiving too so she will cook the dinner when time permits. Working retail sort of kills holidays!

You take care! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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11/13/2014 11:50.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sam
Miss CB streaches her wings out over her head a couple times. Then uses each foot to streach them out & back. Ahhh, that feals better she thinks as she rubs her backside. Camels are hard to ride!!!

Thank you Spot & Bon bon for cleanen up all that sticky jelly. Our feathers were starting to stick together!!!
And those little crustles sandwiches were to faint for.

I am filling the indoor concrete pond at the KB with warm water & turning on the heaters so we can go swimming the next few days.
I had the Opossum and Raccoon Cleanen Co clean the sand on the beach for us. You should see all the stuff they found in it!!

Its getten cold round my house. Dad turned our heater up a little last night.

Miss Charley Bird

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11/13/2014 10:49.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Sam~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It is just beautiful here but it's cold! It was only 25 this morning! We put the fireplace on this morning and just had to put it back on because it was getting below 70 again. Mom likes to keep it around 73 for me. The turtles tank is right next to the fireplace so I think they enjoy the warmth too!
Mom has chili cooking in the crockpot so I know there will be corn bread to go with it!YUM! I'm watching Rio while mom gets some chores done. I know she is going to do more cooking this afternoon so I hope there is more good stuff for me! She has already finished up Mandy's stew and has been slicing apples for a pie. I like apple pie!! She was off last night and is off tonight so she is trying to get some meals done ahead of time. She tells me it makes life easier! I say it make life more yummy!hehehehehe
I do hope you enjoy your day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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11/12/2014 04:19.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi again Sammo Ammo, you can shoot my gun-LaLo
We got a call from Art Z this morning while dad was doing chores for LaLo, and he said we only had two votes to go to hit 25K! Since we don't pay attention to the vote numbers, dad hit the 25K for Jen without realizing it, it is no big deal to us! Dad had a great time at the free Vet's breakfast and chatting with a lot of his old friends, so many people there! Today he has his visiting nurse come for another physical and blood work up, mostly just routine stuff! Have a happy hump day dear friends, and give my love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Lots of love from Ms LaLo & our family

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11/12/2014 02:32.10 PM Report This Comment  
  `Ü´ Greetings Mr SamIAm!
I do hope you were able to locate and read the posting Momma and I put together for Veteran’s Day yesterday. I apologize for both of us that we did not visit anybirdy yesterday. Momma had made an appointment for both me and Caique frother Sammy to have nail and beak trims with Dr Burkett, the BirdVet [and if you look him up on the internet, that is how you will find him listed **TeeHee**] in the afternoon, after she finished up with all of her other responsibilities, and during the time when we would normally have begun our visits. The greater complication arose when I became very agitated and overwhelmed during my beak trim. Dr Burkett even stopped his work before he finished all that he wanted to do because he told Momma it was not worth stressing me out further. Momma was VERY concerned because I was breathing so very hard, as was Dr Burkett.

At any rate, once we got home, and after Momma stayed with me for a long time to make sure that I was completely restored to normal, she herself was so stressed out that she was unable to settle herself down so that we could go to work delivering my note to everybirdy. Daddy and I both insisted that she just take the evening to calm herself and regain her composure before trying to go to sleep at bedtime so that she COULD get a good night’s rest, knowing full well that she would not be able to focus enough to be efficient while working on the computer and would therefore likely be up all night (being stubborn as she is) to complete the task.

What was so important that Momma would have scheduled an appointment with Dr Burkett for something as basic as a nail and beak trim right in the middle of the heightened activity of my Quest for the Crown? Well, I have a Public Appearance scheduled with the Seniors Group at Momma and Daddy’s church this coming Monday, and Momma wanted to be sure that my nails and beak would not be off-putting when they wanted to hold me. (And everybirdy ALWAYS wants to hold me! **GiGGle**) Besides, I-I-I always insist on looking my best when I have an appearance in front of the public.

It is so kind of you, Mr SamIAm, to come to call and to serenade me on Monday with The Scruffy Birds, and then to play soft, soothing music on Tuesday after most of them had to depart to train up their young ones in their first Winter Flight south. I do so appreciate your musical visits and your votes. (Your musical presentations are a-l-w-a-y-s welcome!)

Daddy is doing much better, thank you. He had a bit of a setback over the weekend, but is back on top of things now. What he had was merely a sinus infection, not an allergic reaction. He generally succumbs to the condition at least once a year.

I shall look forward to visiting again tomorrow when we shall complete our Founding and History of American FootBall, and then move on to Season and Playoff Development the next time.

Toutes alors, mon ami
[Until then, My Featheriend]
`Ü´ Ruby ♥

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11/12/2014 01:18.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sam
So good to hear from you. I sure hope your mom feels better real soon. I'm sure doing all that rushing about getting ready for Shanna's visit all by herself doesn't help. I know you are doing your best to help her.
Did she get her puter "fixed"?
Yes, yell her to call doc about the respiratory problem. My mom finally went back to the doctor and she had a really bad sinus infection. She had to take some meds to knock it out of her.
We had 5 inches of that cold white stuff the other day. Dad had to plow for the first time of this season. This is NOT good. We don't like it!
We had a heat wave today of 38 degrees with all day rain. At least the ice is off the roads now. Back to cold and snow for the rest of the week.
Hope all the veterans had a wonderful day, thanks.
Hugs
Chyna

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11/11/2014 08:57.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
That was a horrid story! Very cynical of those generals and such to send men into battle like that! Mom would be interested in reading your Aunt's account. Mom's dad was awarded a silver star in Germany for helping to get his wounded guys off the battle field, her brother has the medal now, along with a big flag.
Happy Veteran's Day and huge thanks to those who have served our country. Mom's parents were both in the military, but that was a long time ago.
Today looks to be an easy day, with mom home all day long. That means cage scrubbing, though, so we'll all have to be ready to rearrange things as soon as she's done. Not much else new to report today. Mom will catch up on reading, too. She's in the middle of a good spy novel right now, in paperback, and a social commentary by Dr. Cornel West on her Nook. Who knows, she might get to finish one of them today, between laundry loads and cages.
I hope you are having the type of weather we are right now. It's going to be our last good day for awhile, in the high 60s or low 70s with lots of sunshine. It was warm enough this morning for mom to be out without a jacket! Whatever your weather, get lots of cuddles and scritchies today! Hugs, Willie

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11/11/2014 08:47.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi SammyMiami
I miss you a lot too, probably as much as I miss mom and the flock. We sure had fun together, buddy.
Thanks so much for remembering me and honoring me for BOTD. I miss my family and friends, but I am happy here. Thanks again, Hugs, Angel Gizmo

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