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Hi! My name is Vote Peppino BOTM 262561 Miss Falco in The KB!

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 heard from Aunt Jane via email last night. They are having lots of 80 degree days, and getting sun. Chyna has made friends with an egret who hangs by the pool at the house they're renting.
It snowed here overnight, so mom shoveled the driveway and front walk. She wouldn't have done it so soon, but she had to work at the museum today. (It's supposed to snow again later and overnight.) It's FROZEN day at the museum, as well as another Ask the Scientist day, so mom was anticipating the place crawling with Olafs, Svens, Anyas, and Elsas, as well as cavorting reindeer, etc. The place wasn't as crowded as mom thought it would be, probably because of the weather. The scientists set up on the first floor, and mom was on the third, with a Polar World cart and artifacts from the frozen north. On the way home she needed to stop for more broccoli and grapes, so poor picky Falco doesn't starve. We have lots of fruits and veggies, but she's a very picky eater! Hope you are having a great day filled with cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Willie

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01/24/2015 12:46.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Sam~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! Mom spent way too much time running around today and I didn't like it at all. Everyone else had to go to work and all at different times. Dad was going to leave early but they changed his pick up time. He was gone for an hour and a half this morning and told mom he was going to get some groceries for the truck. He never made it so mom took him to the market before she took him to the truck! Just crazy today and it didn't seem like a day off for mom at all!
The good news is that the NFL said that Taima can lead the Seahawks out of the tunnel for the Superbowl! YAY! I don't know what the Seahawks would do without him! He is a very important member of the team! Even people who don't like the Seahawks have to admit that Taima is the coolest mascot in the entire NFL!
Dad tried putting the old phone, that went through the washer, in a bag of rice to see if it would dry out that way but so far it still won't turn on. I don't suppose it matters now since he has the new one.
I hope your evening is a relaxing one! Mom and I certainly plan on one!
Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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01/23/2015 05:02.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
I'm about ready to give up on you! I really miss you, buddy.
Today mom had a trainee at the center. They did the outdoor (big) squirrel pen in the back, rather than the squirrel porch. That was good, it gave the trainee and mom experience in navigating snow and ice to get to the animals. They had to go back to the building for more blankets and towels too, since there were more carriers back there than mom anticipated. She figured with 6 squirrels, probably 3 carriers, but there were 7 in there!
They also cleaned the recovery room, which has 3 snapping turtles, 3 box turtles, a cooper's hawk and a red tailed hawk recovering right now. The poor Cooper's hawk seems to have a head injury and his wing was wrapped. The staff took him down to the shelter to get an xray, but mom doesn't know how that turned out, since she left before they got back.
I think mom is with us the rest of the day, YAY! I hope you are getting lots of cuddles and scritches today. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Ice fishing with his pals, PEPPINO, Happy New Year, Everybirdie, Divo & Falco, Happy New Year Everybirdie!.

01/23/2015 11:15.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi ya Sam~
I hope you guys are having a great day! It's been boring around here but that is just fine with me. Mom worked last night and now we have our weekend again! I think she should take 3 days off every week!!
Dad washed his $300 Galaxy phone in the washing machine last night! Guess what? It doesn't work anymore!hahahahaha He is a bigger dork than mom is and that's saying something! He really can't function without his phone. It's a very sad, sad thing!hehehehehehe
He went by Costco and got another one. Let's hope he doesn't wash this one! He got the warranty on it but I do not think it will cover things done to it by dumb users!
I hope your day is just perfect! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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01/22/2015 05:14.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
Lena made a good dinner last night for everyone, and both birthday girls were happy with their meal and gifts.
Today mom attended a docent meeting and learned a new fact about the museum: they house 22million collections! That's not 22million artifacts, but whole collections. Isn't that amazing? It's not the Smithsonian, but it's still a big place!
After the meeting, mom went to get her nails done, finally. While she was at the salon, it snowed like crazy! We were supposed to get scattered flurries today, but that's not what happened. Instead it was a steady shower of snow for a couple of hours. When she got back home, mom had to shovel the driveway before she could pull into the garage. It slants downhill, so when it snows, mom is always afraid she'll slide into the house or something. Anyway, we're finally online, but not for long. It's late, and mom wants to make sure we get our second meal in a timely way.
I hope you are having a good day and getting lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Ice fishing with his pals, PEPPINO, Happy New Year, Everybirdie, Divo & Falco, Happy New Year Everybirdie!.

01/20/2015 01:17.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sam boy, are you okay, I miss you a lot-LaLo
We are having a very ordinary Winter day, and there is not one bit of noteworthy news that we can see! Dad don't have a lot planned for us today, which means we will be getting lots of loving and skritches! Today is aunt Betty's birthday, she is Romeo's mom and a very dear old friend of ours from the past! We are wishing you all a very happy ToosDay, and give our love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Forever love to all our BC friends, from s LaLo & our loving family

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01/20/2015 09:12.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Sam~~
I hope you had a wonderful day! My little Budgie cousin Paige flew to the Rainbow Bridge this morning. Mom's sister took her and her fisters, Pru and Piper, in last year. She isn't really sure how old they are. It's very sad but at least I know she was loved and had a good life for the last year. The people who had them before never spent any time with them and they didn't even have any toys!
Dad made it home today so he'll be here for a day or two. He has a doctor's appointment in the morning. He has to fast for 12 hours so he only has an hour to go! He had better get to eating!hahahaha He wanted pizza so I am getting another lovely piece of crust today! That is twice in a week! Mom told me not to get use to it! Bummer!!!
Enjoy your evening! Sleep tight and sweet dreams!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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01/19/2015 09:24.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
Yesterday's games were good, the first one was spectacular! Both teams played well, and the win in overtime by the Seahawks was really exciting. The second game went as mom predicted, a total rout by the Patriots over the Colts.
Chyna and her parronts got to their vacation home around 2:30pm yesterday. When Chyna texted me, she was already by the pool, enjoying some liquid refreshment. Her mom was still unpacking, though.
Today mom was at the center, and she got to work in the menagerie for a change. The menagerie is where most of the education animals live, and she could talk to all of them today. Irwin was out working, so she couldn't talk to him, but everyone else was home and social. Even Twitch the squirrel let mom hold him for a minute.
After her shift, she went to Better Feeds to buy bird food for our outdoor feeders, and picked up some peanuts for the center. Ray the crow will get his peanuts today.
It's still not bad temperature wise, around 38, which is pleasant for this time of year. Tonight, mom and her family will join Lena at her place for dinner. Lena is making the birthday dinner for her mom and sister. (Mom offered to take everyone out, but she wanted to cook.)
So, we will get mom's attention this afternoon, and maybe later this evening, depending on when she gets home.
I hope you are having a great day and getting lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Ice fishing with his pals, PEPPINO, Happy New Year, Everybirdie, Divo & Falco, Happy New Year Everybirdie!.

01/19/2015 11:10.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Sam~
I hope you had a fantastic day! We did!! Now that mom's heart rate is back to an acceptable level I am having her blog for me! For a few minutes there I thought I was going to have to perform parrot resuscitation on her! That is when you bite them really hard to bring them back for the edge of hysteria!hahahaha HEY! It works!
What a great game between two awesome teams! The Packers should be very proud of themselves! This is what a championship game should look like! Now we have to see if it's the Colts or the Patriots who will be joining us in Arizona!
The day started out crazy so it is appropriate that it continued to be a crazy Sunday!
Jennifer was burning a candle in her room. She keeps the door closed so that no smoke comes out but she had her window open and the wind was blowing so some of the smoke blew into the hallway ans set off the smoke alarm! The dog freaked out and peed all the way down the hallway! I was screeching and it was pandemonium around here! Mom calmed me down and cleaned up after Mandy and gave us all snacks! We are hoping for a nice quiet evening!
I hope you have a great evening too!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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01/18/2015 06:07.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
It was so great to see you at the milonga last night! I've really missed you, buddy! And you and Miranda make such a cute couple.
We want to thank everyone responsible for the fun milonga last night, especially Kiddo, Sam, and Lizzie. It was a lot of fun!
Mom got a text from Aunt Jane this morning saying they are in Florida. They will be at their rental house soon, we think.
If you haven't welcomed Sherman and Peabody (274945), today would be a good day to tell them HELLO! They are Tooth's family, so you know they will be fun. They added something to the milonga last night, a very cute tablecloth by the time they were done chewing a design into it. We might even be able to make them BOTD if everyone visits them and votes today.
Mom was shopping for fresh foods for us today, so we are well stocked with a red pepper, a new yam, some zucchini, blueberries, as well as the apples, grapes and broccoli. I love when she cuts into the pepper and gives me the seeds on the core!
I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday, let's all root for our favorite teams today in anticipation of the Super Bowl! Hugs, Willie

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01/18/2015 10:34.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
It's warming up here, at least for the next 2 days; today into the low 40s and tomorrow into the mid 40s. It was still pretty cold when mom walked the dogs, though.
Mom loved the talk by Phil Currie yesterday, and was really happy to hear that there will be a follow up Coursera course on dinosaurs. She loved the first one. For anyone interested, Coursera offers free college level courses on a variety of subjects. Mom is doing one on genetics and evolution right now and starting Monday will be doing one on slavery in the south. You can go to Coursera.com and see a list of all the great subjects they offer. Okay, enough of mom seeming like an enthusiastic teacher! She does like to keep learning, though.
After the museum, she and her friend finally exchanged Christmas gifts with each other, then went to lunch at a local restaurant. They had a great time catching up! This is a friend who has a 'summer cabin' in upstate NY and a house here in Penn Hills, but the cabin is as much a house as this one is. That's why she and mom don't see each other that often.
It was a good day to spend with a good friend. I hope you are having a fine day and getting lots of warm hugs and cuddles. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Ice fishing with his pals, PEPPINO, Happy New Year, Everybirdie, Divo & Falco, Happy New Year Everybirdie!.

01/17/2015 08:53.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Sam~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! Happy TGI Blue Friday! There are lots of events going on up here before the big game on Sunday. It is going to be an exciting weekend up here!
Jennifer's boss sold her playoff tickets for $500 a piece!!! She is a season ticket holder so they always get a chance to buy their seats first. She is going to use the money to buy plane tickets to Arizona to see the Superbowl! She is that confident that the Seahawks are going to the Superbowl again! I must say that I agree with her! GO HAWKS!!!
It's a pretty quiet day around here. Everyone else is at work and when Ian gets off he is going to take the Sounder train up to Seattle to visit with his friends again. The one who lives in Pennsylvania is going home tomorrow.
Me and mom are going to continue with cleaning and do some cooking. Mom is off for 3 days after Saturday night so we don't need to cook too many meals. I think baking some cornbread would be an excellent idea!!
I hope your day is just perfect!! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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01/16/2015 12:12.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
We may not all get to blog this morning, but we can come back later if we don't get done. Mom, as you know, is going to hear Phil Currie speak today at the museum. After that, she is picking up a friend for late lunch/early dinner, whichever. She also has to replace (already!) the picture frame she got for Falco's latest, because it fell off the wall last night and the frame broke. What a mess, but at least the glass part is intact. She doesn't think the rest of it can be saved, though. She might try...
So, it's going to be a longish day for mom out of the house, and it's already near the time she has to leave for the museum. At any rate, we hope you are having a great day, getting lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Ice fishing with his pals, PEPPINO, Happy New Year, Everybirdie, Divo & Falco, Happy New Year Everybirdie!.

01/16/2015 07:52.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
Today mom had a tour with PreK kids, 4 and 5 years old. They were actually well behaved, had parent/teacher chaperones who kept them in line. It was an animal tour, and they saw pretty much the whole second floor.
When mom got home, she walked the dogs, then came upstairs to work on her outline for the docent class. She has decided to eliminate arthropods (too broad for the time limit) and fish (not enough are represented in the museum), and concentrate on the other vertebrate families. So she wrote up an outline for the amphibians, then started on reptiles, but only snakes and lizards so far. Then she looked at the time and decided we needed our blogging time, thank goodness!!!
Last night mom went to the Thai Place for dinner with Aunt Gin. When she got there (first), she ordered tea and an appetizer, figuring that it would arrive when Aunt Ginny did. The waiter asked her if she was in the right restaurant! Apparently they get a lot of customers who come in to wait, then realize they actually wanted the Chinese restaurant next door! Anyway, mom said if they served Thai food, she was in the right place. And Aunt Gin and the appetizer arrived simultaneously. After a lovely spicy Thai dinner, they went to see Selma. It is a wonderful movie, very touching. It was a short snippet from the life of MLK, just from the time he got the Nobel prize until the march from Selma to Montgomery took place. The audience was a diverse mix, with about equal numbers of black, white, old, and young people in attendance. Mom remembers those days so it was particularly touching. At the end, they showed what happened to some of the main characters, and for the march scene, they interspersed some of the actual march footage with the movie. It was well worth seeing.
I hope you are having a bright sunshine filled day, we sure are, even though it's another one of those luke(look)warm days. Get lots of scritches today! Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Ice fishing with his pals, PEPPINO, Happy New Year, Everybirdie, Divo & Falco, Happy New Year Everybirdie!.

01/15/2015 11:27.10 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sam
Haven't heard from you ... hope all is well.
The Milonga will be here soon and I will be gone.
I was wondering if you could let me sing a song via SKYPE? I think that would be cool. Just tell every birdie to look up at the screen behind the band. Mom says if we are at the hotel at that time, she will see if I can pop in to say hello.
The Bird Talk Annual 2015 is out ... we have it.
This will be a busy weekend up here with the sled dog races, ice sculptures etc. But, I only care that I have 2 more sleeps until vacation!
Hugs
Chyna

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01/14/2015 08:09.55 PM Report This Comment  
  My sweet Sam, don't go to far away, LaLo
...I miss you my Grey guy pal! Happy hump day everybody, this appears to be another cold Wintery day, but one more day closer to our precious Springtime! We want to take a moment to wish Chyna's momma a very Happy Birthday, aunt Jane is a peach of a lady! Dad's nurse will be at our home in a few hours, so he must tidy up our home a little bit! Tomorrow we have warmer weather headed our way, and it will be a welcome change! Enjoy your middle of the week, and give our love to our dear aunt Robin, and all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Much love always, Ms LaLo, Angel Christy, & our Dallas family

PS~Daddy's Nurse just left and all his numbers are not just good, rather they are perfect, and he has lost eight more pounds! Blood Sugar is normal, BP is right on, Oxygen levels are perfect, and we are all very pleased! We couldn't ask for more, thank you Lord...

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01/14/2015 01:13.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
Okay, mom is calling as soon as we are done with the blogs today!
I nailed mom right above her lip this morning. She leaned in to give me a kiss, and I got her! She wasn't mad or anything, but she did bleed a little.
Mom took the buttons to the center today and found out what they will use them for. It's not for the animals at all! They want buttons for craft activities in the education department. The new educator has ideas that kids can do crafts after the programs, so the buttons will be used for things like eyes, decorations, etc. Mom likes the idea of repurposing something that is still useful.
Mom is going to take this Friday off from the center too. A world famous paleontologist, Phil Currie from Alberta, Canada, will give a lecture to the docents on Friday at noon. It will be about Cretaceous dinosaurs, and mom already told them at the center that this is an opportunity she can't miss. Mom took the Coursera course on dinos last year, and Phil Currie was one of the presenters. She had made plans to take a friend to lunch that day, too, but that was easy to reschedule.
Not much going on today, but mom is going to dinner and a movie tonight to celebrate her birthday with Aunt Ginny. They will go to mom's favorite Thai restaurant on that side of town (mom has more than one favorite), then go see Selma.
I hope you are having a great day and getting lots of warm cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Ice fishing with his pals, PEPPINO, Happy New Year, Everybirdie, Divo & Falco, Happy New Year Everybirdie!.

01/14/2015 09:31.24 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi sweet Sam, I miss ya buddy, LaLo
...do you still have your skin sis at your home!? We are sending a big congrats out to the Ohio State Buckeyes, our new National Champions, looking good fellas! It was 10 below zero this AM, but we have a glorious warm-up coming on Thursday for at least a week, yippee! Dad has his VA visiting nurse come tomorrow, hopefully it will just be routine, he threw out a bunch of old freezer stuff, he suspected that is what caused some sickness, and he never gets sick! Happy ToosDay dear friends, try to stay warm (cuddling with each other is the best way), even Ziggy & I do that, and LaLo does it with dad, but no bird was a cuddle bird like our Angel! Love to all in your happy home, from Jen & our flock, see ya tomorrow...

Forever love, from Ms LaLo & our Dallas family

Come visit me, Ziggy~Hanging with my Jen on my cage, life is good, Jenny-I'm watching the Superbowl with Tiama & Sugar, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, Christine~Happy St Valentine's day BC friends, Ms LaLo~I'm just me, Happy New Year in 2015... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

01/13/2015 10:40.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
Today it's a sunny day, and some of the snow is gone, because of yesterday's rain and nasty weather. It's much colder, though. The weather guy calls it a lukewarm day because it looks warmer than it is.
After lots of back and forth emails, we think the second round of January birthday dinner is planned. Mom and her son in law share a birthday, and that was already celebrated. Next round is granddaughter Anna and daughter. One is the 20th and one the 26th. So they are going to Lena's for dinner on the 19th to celebrate those. After that, it's a month until Lena's birthday, which falls on Feb. 20th. So they will have to plan for that one, but there's a break.
Today mom has a meeting at the museum to finalize the plans for the biomes/climate change tours. Hopefully this will wrap it up for all the docents still getting trained in that area. Mom is flattered that she was asked to participate in writing and implementing this tour.
I hope you are having a good day and getting some cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Willie

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01/13/2015 08:20.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
Congratulations to the Packers! We are so happy they won. We didn't care about the other game, mom says we didn't have a pony in that race, get it??? Haha, she's silly.
There were delays all over the place this morning, we had freezing rain and it was dangerous. Mom was a bit late getting to the center, because of the weather. She waited until nearly 10 to walk the dogs, after she saw the salt truck go up the street.
At the center today she cleaned up and fed the outdoor raccoons, then did the main aviary. There were only pigeons in there, but that's usual in the winter. 8 pigeons make a big mess, too! After she was done with her work, she and the other volunteers learned the new disinfecting procedure for the center. Hopefully, it will help to keep all the animals safe from any new disease while they are there. They have never caught any new things, but it's just another layer of protection for them.
I hope you are having a good day there and getting lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Willie

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01/12/2015 11:37.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
Are you and mom okay? We haven't heard from you in awhile.
Congrats to the Seahawks, great game last night. Today, We back the Pack! Hope they win!
It is considerably warmer today than it has been, mom thinks it's in the high 20s already, and it's supposed to go to mid 30s this afternoon! It's like a heat wave here. The dogs didn't need their sweaters this morning. It was still windy, but not that biting wind for a change.
Today looks like laundry and cleaning out the sewing room. Mom wants to try to alter those big legged pants later on, but can't stand the clutter in that room.
Other than that, the day is ours, all ours! We will get mom's attention for the majority of the day, and that can only be good news for us birdies! Hope you are having a good day, getting lots of warm cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Ice fishing with his pals, PEPPINO, Happy New Year, Everybirdie, Divo & Falco, Happy New Year Everybirdie!.

01/11/2015 08:50.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
Today mom had a meeting at the center where they shared the numbers for 2014. They took in 2974 animals last year! We will have to wait for the percentage of releases, but I suspect that it will be in the vicinity of 65% or so, like it has been in the past. They also asked for fosters to apply, so mom will be sending in her usual application to foster squirrels and/or opossums.
The education/enrichment person asked for buttons. Boy, will she be sorry! Mom has her own button collection, her mother's, and her aunt's all in different tins in the sewing room. When she goes through them, we are sure the center will get hundreds of them. Mom isn't the only old volunteer who sews, either. The woman next to her at the meeting said she had quite an extensive collection, too.
It's still cold here today. Mom had sweaters on both the dogs when they walked this morning. I hope you are staying inside and enjoying some warm cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Ice fishing with his pals, PEPPINO, Happy New Year, Everybirdie, Divo & Falco, Happy New Year Everybirdie!.

01/10/2015 10:22.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Sam~
I hope you are having a wonderful day!!
You will not believe what happened here last night! Mom was cleaning up the kitchen and put the trash bag out on the balcony. Sneaky Merlin went out there without mom knowing and jumped over the balcony!! He is perfectly fine, which is a miracle, but mom says unless he has his harness and leash on he is never going out there again!
She noticed he was missing and went to check the balcony and didn't see him. She checked the whole house out and he was no where to be found. She looked over the balcony but did not see him. She grabbed her jacket and went around the building, climbed down the embankment, sloshes through the moat and climbed up the wall to get to the downstairs neighbors patio. She saw Merlin run onto the patio and called to him. He came right to her! She bundled him up in her coat and brought him back home! She was muddy and banged her knee while climbing the wall but at least Merlin was okay. She checked every inch of that cat and he is just fine! Mom explained to him that cat do not really have 9 lives! He stuck to her like velcro for the rest of the night. Just before we went to bed, he was at the door howling to go out! Not too smart, is he? He sure is one lucky cat because it was only a few minutes between the time mom put the trash bag out and going downstairs to find him! If he had done that when mom wasn't here, no one else would have noticed him gone!
Have a fabulous evening! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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01/09/2015 06:10.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
Thanks Aunt Rose, for the great new winter pics! We love the work you do for us!
Today we woke up to more snow on the ground and falling temps. It was as warm this morning as it will be all day. So, mom called the center to see how the road was, and it was clean. Unfortunately, our road had yet to be plowed and of course, there's always the driveway to shovel out. So, mom told them she'd be there late, because of the road here and the shoveling she'd need to do. A few minutes later, they texted her and said they would get it done, there wasn't much to do today.
It's the first time mom has ever called off, though, and she felt guilty. Meanwhile, it's 3 hours later. The road is plowed and salted, the garbage and recycle trucks have been here, and mom has shoveled and salted the front walk and the driveway. So now she can go out if needed, but she's hoping to stay in today.
Meanwhile our neighbor went to a local grocery chain that has been bought by Aldi's and got 2 (15 pound) bags of the dog food mom feeds the girls for a dollar more than she pays for one of them at the local supermarket! What a great deal! Mom gladly paid Jeff for the food, and that's another errand for today crossed off the list. That definitely means a day home! I bet some sewing is on the horizon today...
Meanwhile, I hope you are having a great day and getting lots of cuddles while staying warm. Hugs, Willie

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01/09/2015 09:42.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Sam~
I hope you had a wonderful day! I had a nice day. We just hung out at home and did chores around the house. I got to watch a show called Fantasia. It had really nice music and even Mickey Mouse! It is a really old show but it was fun to watch.
Enjoy your evening! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love ya ~ Sugar ♥

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01/08/2015 07:17.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
It's 3 outside right now, and the dogs were even cold for their walk this morning. Poor furry things were holding up their feet! They won't wear boots, but they will wear sweaters, so mom thinks it was just their feet that were cold.
Mom has a few errands but if it doesn't warm up, they will wait for a warmer day. She finally got her Christmas Thank you cards out today and wrote them. It's about time, right? Also, her eyes aren't dilated today so she can read and write blogs much better than yesterday. I hope you are having a fun day and getting lots of attention and warm cuddles. Hugs, Willie

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01/08/2015 09:20.18 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi handsome Mr Hall,from your buddy Ms LaLo
We are still locked into this bitter cold spell, and we will be for at least another week! We can certainly understand why Ms Chyna is so anxious to go to Florida for a few weeks, lucky little girl! We too are lucky, we don't mind being home with dad, he always has something to do and it usually involves all of us! Stay warm and peaceful, and give our love to all in your happy BC home, see ya tomorrow...

Throw back Thursday love from Ms LaLo Lee & our family

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01/08/2015 07:15.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
Last night was Daisy's last class for this term. Since mom barely worked with her over the past 2 weeks, she didn't do well. She was fine when mom was having her do her sits, downs, and stays, but when the instructor came by, she stood up and wagged her tail! She was the class clown last night. She still got a certificate, though.
After mom walked the dogs today, she shoveled the driveway, as nobody came by to do it yet. It's about 12 outside with a much colder wind chill.
Today mom had an eye appointment. The good news is that she did not need a shot. The bad news is that she has to go back in 6 weeks. Why is this bad? It's because they are moving the office out to Monroeville, a whole lot closer to our house and with free parking, but they aren't moving until March. So mom and her sis have to drive one more time into Oakland and pay $6 or $7 to park for an hour while mom is at the appointment. They were both hoping the next appointment would be in the new offices.
Hope you are having a good day and getting cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Willie

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01/07/2015 10:35.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Sam~
I hope you are having a great day! I apologize for the boring
C/P but things have been crazy around here for the past few days. Getting dad ready to head out is always crazy! He always thinks of something he wants to get before he goes and then leaves stuff behind as well! He'll be having to get himself a new soup bowl and some coffee creamer because they are both sitting on the kitchen counter!hahahahahahaha
There has been the usual clean up after the dog and giving her a bath too! She is doing pretty well but manages to pee off the edges of the wee wee pads! Mom has 4 of them taped together but she still manages to miss part of it! She is still happy and eating up a storm so this is not such a big thing to deal with. It's just takes some time!
This morning we were all set to get my notes out when Ian asked to use the computer. Something happened to his and he needed to download something to fix it! It took an hour!
Right when mom sat down at the computer, I screamed! Mom got me out of the cage and checked me out! I was chewing up wood and she was afraid I had hurt my beak. I let her check out the beak and look at my tongue but there was no way I was going to let her touch it!! Who knows where those hands have been!!
Anyway, nothing seems to be damaged but I insisted on sitting on mom's lap for a long time! I had a fright and I needed to be fussed over! I'm back in the play cage now, having an apple and a goldfish cracker! Perhaps tomorrow will be a bit quieter and I can get a better note out! I just don't want any bird to think I have forgotten them! Never gonna happen!
I hope your day is just perfect! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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01/06/2015 12:20.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
Look at my avatar, hint hint...
It was nice to talk to your mom yesterday, hope she knows how much we miss her on BC.
We seem to be functioning at normal speed today, so mom will dash off a note of thanks to Crystal for her help.
Mom got a phone call today about the porch roof repair, it's going to be $1125, which is kind of steep, but these guys are reliable and do good work. They were also looking into putting a kitchen cabinet where the dead dishwasher lives now. They didn't find anything suitable, so either they or mom will go to Lowe's and find an unfinished one to put in. Hopefully they will put a shelf deep enough to house mom's kitchen aid mixer, which is currently living on our small counter.
Mom was going to go to the science center today to see an Imax movie about Ice Age mammals, but it got cancelled. That's just as well, because she couldn't print out the parking pass, and it's snowing today anyway. Guess we'll be taking down the Christmas stuff instead. She shoveled the front walk, but hasn't gotten to the driveway yet. Tonight is the last dog class, too, so it'll have to get done when the snow stops. We hate winter!
Mom says she's getting too old to do all that shoveling.
I hope you are having a great day and getting lots of love and attention. Hugs, Willie

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01/06/2015 09:27.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi sweet brother Grey and aunt Robin, from Lalo
We don't have a lot of time for BC notes today, dad has to get us fresh veggies and mail some bills! Later today and the rest of the week, it s going to get colder and snow a lot more, yuck! It is 2 below zero, that is brutal cold, I do not know what it is with the wind chill factored in! Gotta go, have a nice Monday, and give our love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Love always from Ms LaLo & our family

PS~Dad is back and he got us all the good stuff, seedless grapes, broccoli, combo lettuce, cucumbers and zucchini, and glorious red delicious apples....

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01/05/2015 01:44.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
It seems our pics, avatars and aviaries are back today but BC is still slow.
Stop by the HOF today to congratulate Falco on reaching 25k votes: Sugar has a great spread, there is lots to eat and drink. Falco took over some of the appetizers mom had yesterday to add to the buffet table.
Today mom did the usual at the center, the raccoons outside and the RVS room with the 2 groundhogs and the 3 bats. The dishes outside were frozen to the ground, as were all the poo and food scraps, so it was tough cleaning. The temps here were 61 yesterday and 17 today, with a wind chill of 3. What a change!
Yesterday mom went out to dinner with her family and had a wonderful Caribbean meal. They went to Kaya in the Strip district, which specializes in kind of pan Caribbean food. Everyone shared the appetizers, jerk chicken, conch fritters, and something called tofu cracklings, which sounds yucky, but tasted good, thanks to the dressing. Mom got spicy paella, which was full of the seafood you'd expect, as well as pineapple, which you wouldn't. They ended the meal with a rum cake from Moio's, the great local Italian bakery.
I hope you are having a good day and getting lots of warm cuddles. Hugs, Willie

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01/05/2015 11:44.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
Our weather is so weird, it rained and was icy yesterday, and today it's raining but about 60 degrees out there!
We don't seem to have avatars or aviaries today, and haven't seen new pics at all. The BOTD spot on the sign in page is blank, but when we clicked on it, we did get to Jewel's page. Hope they can clear this up on Monday. Chyna left a note on the calendar page about reporting problems, so I'm not going to repeat it, but please write to i5 and let them know what's going on if you are having issues.
Today mom slept in, nearly til 9! She's usually up much earlier, but staying up to watch football did her in! The Steelers lost their game, though, so she won't be staying up late to see any more games.
Today mom will go to dinner with her daughter, son in law, and the grands. It will be an early dinner, but that's okay. She also has to get some laundry and shopping done. It should be a good day, unless BC continues to be as slow as it has for the past few days. I hope you are having a good day and getting some attention from your loved ones. Hugs, Willie

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01/04/2015 09:42.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi SamIAm and Happy New Year,
do you remember me? I wouldn't be surprised if you didn't since it has been so long since I have been over for a visit. We got your Christmas card and thank you so much.

Mom totally forgot all about the Milonga for some reason which is weird since Taz helps Kiddo with it. Mom has made us a promise to all of us that she is going to try really hard to allow us to stay in contact with our friends this year. Last year, she did a terrible job of it so we missed chatting with all of our friends.

Dad said something about our cards when he went to replace some of them that Simon's flapping dislodged and fell to the floor. He was surprised about how many cards that were on our mantel. hehe

It is still cold and quiet around here as well, dad got the vacuum out again today...we thought he was done since he vacuumed the other day but no...most of us took a shower that time but we weren't interested today. lol

Mom is have a tough time waiting until next week to see the Seahawks play again. Dad thinks they are going to go all the way again this year...that would be so awesome if they could re-PETE!
Mom will be watching the games this weekend to see who we will be playing next weekend.
Mom is now watching the game with the Arizona Cardinals and Carolina Panthers...

Mom had dad take some pictures of her in her Seahawk coat and the beautiful scarf that Pearls & Silver's mom made for her. It was cold out when they went for groceries on Wednesday. Mom is not very happy with the pictures but is going to try and make it work...somehow, since you know that dad is not great with computers or cameras...lol

A lot of the pictures are not showing up for me...wonder if it is like that for the rest?

Mom has been having a rough time lately with her pain levels. She has an appointment with her L&I doctor on Monday the 12th so she is hoping that he can up her dose. The pain has been increasing on her left leg and moving up it as well, also she has been having a lot of issues with both hips hurting big time. She is a mess but keeps on ticking like a Timex watch...if your mom remembers those commercials...lol

Mom put up a video of Harley on Facebook that is cute or at least mom thinks it is...

Wing hugs, Napoleon the Piano Man

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01/03/2015 03:23.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
Go Steelers! The game is tonight in this rain.
Thanks Aunt Rose for the lovely New Year's pics!
It seems there are no avatars or aviaries today, as well as BC being as slow as we've ever seen it. If anyone else is having problems, please let Crystal know. The address is sitesupport@i5publishing.com. We know we are not the only ones!
Today mom has 2 tours at the museum, and there is icy rain out there. She didn't walk the dogs this morning as there was a thin coat of ice on the walkway. Hope it warms up enough to be safe to drive. We thought we'd get our blogs done before mom had to leave, but it's not gonna happen, with the slow loading times we're experiencing.
Update: Mom's back. When mom left, there was no ice on the walkway, but there was ice on the driveway and on the one road she takes to a more well traveled road. It warmed up by the time she left the museum, though, so now everything is just really wet! Her tours were surprisingly busy, with 23 on the first one and 18 on the second one. That's a lot of people to have on a miserable rainy day like today. I hope you have a great day, and get lots of mom/dad time today! Hugs, Willie

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01/03/2015 12:27.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Sam, my sweet Sam, love from LaLo
We too will have a busy day, lot of things dad put off must be one or he will get further behind! Our ground turned white overnight, and very cold, but it will warm up and melt the snow, sub-zero weather coming in the middle of the week, we can handle it however! Dad will have his face stuck in the tube this afternoon, all the games should be really good! We are rooting for the Cardinals and Pittsburg, the Ravens are in a low class category with Detroit, dirty players and wife beaters! We are waiting for the Seahawks, Broncos, and Packers, great teams, great coaches, and world class players, our Bears will sit this one out, LOL! Give our love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow sports fans...

Eternal love from Heaven & Earth, Ms LaLo, Angel Christy & our Dallas family

PS~We are having trouble with our BC pages, why don't they just cancel us and stop screwing with our minds, us parrots are pretty sharp ya know...

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01/03/2015 11:26.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
Mom's grand dog, a pembroke Welsh corgi, used to wag his whole rump! He was so cute.
Hope your New Year's day was a fun one. Ours sure was! Mom had a bunch of people over, and we all love to show off for guests. As promised, here are some pics of the flower show at Phipps. I kept all the snowpeople pics on my page, they were all made of epiphytes, or air plants! There are also some on Falco's page and Willie's page. On Falco's page, there are also 2 shots of the new purse mom's daughter gave her, and the portrait that Lena painted of mom.
This morning at the center mom cleaned the raccoons and ground hogs and bats again. The good news is that one of the other volunteers came in to help her feed the bats, otherwise she would probably still be there!
I hope today brings you lots of good cuddles and scritches! Hugs, Peppino

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01/02/2015 12:20.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi handsome Sam I Am from just Ms LaLo
Wow, sure is a lot of football going on right now, I think even my dad is getting his fill of it, but more today, LOL! Way to go Ducks and Buckeyes, you are looking good, the Nat Championship Game is set! This is our first Friday of the new year, TGIF, I am all for starting this year on a positive note, and keeping it that way! Help the less fortunate, forgive readily, and love like there is no tomorrow! Give my love to aunt Robin, and all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Forever love from Ms LaLo & our family

PS~It is very cold here, this will be a play with the birds, and make more toys day, yippee!!

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01/02/2015 11:56.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
Hope your New Year's day was a fun one. Ours sure was! Mom had a bunch of people over, and we all love to show off for guests. As promised, here are some pics of the flower show at Phipps. There are also some on Falco's page and Peppino's page. On Falco's page, there are also 2 shots of the new purse mom's daughter gave her, and the portrait that Lena painted of mom.
This morning at the center mom cleaned the raccoons and ground hogs and bats again. The good news is that one of the other volunteers came in to help her feed the bats, otherwise she would probably still be there!
I hope today brings you lots of good cuddles and scritches! Hugs, Willie
PS: I love the way your avatar changed to show your gifts.

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01/02/2015 11:44.19 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
Well, the open house is over, and mom was laughing to herself as she was cleaning up. In her younger days, the open house lasted from 1 or 2 in the afternoon til the wee hours of the morning. As she's gotten older, the open house is getting shorter. Today it started shortly before one, and the last people left by 6:30. Isn't that funny? She says the older people can't party like it's 1972! Hope you have a Happy New Year! We all hope BC is running normally by tomorrow, too. Have a great night! Hugs, Willie

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