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Hi! My name is Get Ready, Get Set For The Milonga Derby!

I am a Timneh African Grey from Waxhaw, NC.

Sammie, SamIAm

10 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 Sam I Am
Howdy friends, Mikey D here in the Wild West Ghost Town. I wish to thank everybirdie and their parronts for the kind words shared at the loss of my beloved wife-bird Queen Chuey. I miss her terribly and will forever love her, but I also know she is waiting for me to join her one day on that big cattle range in the sky. She would not want anyone to grieve for her too long, she lived each day to the fullest. Ride free my love till I see you again some day!
Hawk-eye stares wide-eyed at the Smith and Weston pointed his way, and slowly stumbles to his feet. One beady eye on Jesse,the other on the door, he cautiously walks towards the opening. At the last second he has a change of heart and makes a bolt for freedom, right into the chest of one Mr. Sky. Not to be trapped easily, he dives between Sky's legs and makes a dash for freedom.
Cappy, is getting bored guarding Black Bart, he hears all of the commotion going on outside. Not one to sit back Cappy checks to make sure the cell door it shut tight and walks outside to see if he sees anything when suddenly Hawk-eye runs smack-dab into him. Cappy grabs hold of the scruffy bandit as the two fly backwards onto the wooden sidewalk. Hawk-eye grabs for Cappy's pistol, but is too slow as Cappy rolls onto his feet so fast he sends Hawk-eye tumblin' over him into the water trough. Cappy lunges after him, pinning his prisoner in the water. "Now, come along nice-like or I'll show ya how hard a Too can bite"
Jesse stands stunned as everything unfolds. Seeing Cappy haulin' Hawk-eye along to jail, he rushes to where Miss Falco is standing smiling happily. "Oh Falco, you're safe. I was so worried they'd try to hurt you. I had to get free and save you my sweet girl" Jesse holds Falco close, thankful they are once more freed and save. Everybirdie on the street cheers when Jesse walks outside his wing around Falco protectively. " After a group-hug the Team matches the remainin' gang members into the jail house from the wagons, lockin' them away for safe keepin'
"You'll stay here. Beakerton Security officers are on their way here, to escort your sorry tail-feathers off to prison." Mikey D tells them before he turns tail and exits the Jail house. The Bird looks on from the top of the boarding house as Jesse breaks down the door of the General store to get to Falco. The Bird turns & disappears back the way he/she came. Ms BB puts away the few things she has & resumes her walk down the dusty windy trail to the ghost town. She can see birds moving in town but can not make out who they are. BB passes a cactus & it moves to walk next to her. Its The Bird in another costume. He/she tells BB about what has been going on in town, mounts her/his burro, & wanders off into the sunshine.
Sky sees BB walkin' in the distance and rides out to pick her up. "You missed all the fun Sweetheart!" he says as he reins in beside her. BB laughs and climbs up into the saddle, " do you think the horse might run outta hay

Come visit me, MIKEY D, Steppin' back in history for BOTM April, birdie haven park, ANGEL CHUEY--April 26/15, sweetpea, thanks for botd, zoey & cricket & nakita.

04/27/2015 11:40.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
Hope the folks and the horses got through the steeple chase okay. I really hope none of the horses got hurt in all that mud. I probably makes some of the jumps treacherous, more than they already are. It's so great that mom worked with Ashlynn and rewarded her good work, too. I bet the two of them get closer and closer, as Ashlynn gets older and able to see through certain behaviors.
Mom is home today!
Last night we were in lockdown because mom, Aunt Gin, and Jessica went to dinner and a movie. They ate at Houlihan's, a local bar/restaurant, and saw Woman in Gold, with Helen Mirren. All 3 of them loved the movie, it was very good.
Today mom fed the bats again, and there are baby raccoons in the RVS room now so mom got to hear them crying while she was feeding the bats. The staff came in to feed them, so mom got to see a couple of them too. They are so cute, it's too bad they grow up to be such pests. Mom is hoping that the staff can get in touch with the folks that brought in 5 babies. They trapped them in their attic, but mom is still up there. My mom told the staff if they could trap the mom, they could bring her to the center and she can raise her own babies in one of the outdoor pens where they will be safe from human interference.
I hope you are having a good day today and getting some spring weather, cuddles and scritches. It's raining here. Hugs, Willie

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

04/27/2015 10:48.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Queen Boo Boo
takes Sam I Ams wing and leeds him around the birdy castle garden and explains all about the honey bee queen and bees they will be getting soon. Queen Boo Boo Bought them on ebay. first we had to find good spots for the hives. we have built these boxes called supers for the bees. the opening must face the south east so the honey bees can get the early sunlight. the supers are protected from the harsh winds blowing from the north and northwest with plenty of shrubs like forsythia, ilex and juniper. we dont want the little honey bees to get too cold or too hot so we are placing the supers under shade trees so that they get dappled sunlight and not full or direct sunlight. first we built a base with cinder blocks and then surrounded that wit pretty brick so it looks nice. then the super is built with layers of board and planks in a box. we can add on to it as the hive gets bigger but for now its best to go with small. i am very excited about the bees arrival and hope you will be here at the castle when we release them. it will be so much fun. i have to check with UPS to find out the expected shipping date

love Queen Boo Boo

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04/26/2015 11:31.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sam
I wouldn't want to jump in the rain ... too slippery. But, a steeple chase is even more dangerous. Mom would never do that! She isn't National Velvet. She likes to go watch the polo matches in the summer time. They chew up the field but, it's their field.
It was a nice day, high 40's and partly cloudy. I was busy helping mom clean the house. I think my condo will get cleaned tomorrow. Our company comes on Friday.
Have a good night.
Hugs
Chyna

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04/26/2015 10:09.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sam I Am
Howdy friends, Mikey D here. Seems we have ourselves a situation goin` on here in the Ghost Town. With Miss Falco taken hostage by Hawk-eye, and Jesse still missin' there didn't look like much more could go wrong. Well, that was until we were set to bust down that General Store door. Jesse clicks to Sundancer, urging her to move even faster as the Ole Town comes into view, " come on girl, we gotta save Falco!" As they round the bend in the trail Jesse glimpses the scene taking place out in the street. Those mangy birds who'd kept him hog-tied at the mine had beaten him here, and were now holding the BC team at gun point. He reins Sundancer in, and leaps to the ground boltin' to the shadows of the empty black-smiths shop. He peers around the corner to get a better view.
"Jesse" a whisper startles Jesse to his feet like lighten' " it's me THE BIRD" the familiar face steps into the light. "I been hiding' out here, tryin' to figure out what to do to save everybirdie."
"I gotta plan. We're gonna make a distraction. There's only two of them, and when they look to see what's happenin' the Team can take them easily." Jesse explains his plan to THE BIRD. They set off to put the idea into action.
"Bird was I a dumb bird!! I scared off all the guards horses then I gave Jesse Sundancer to get to town fast & help save Ms Falco." BB says as she walks down the hot, dusty trail. "Good thing I have my canteen full of water with me. Its going to be a long dusty walk back to town."
Kaji, Lizzie and Gus stand among the Team, when out of the corner of their eye,they see Jesse and THE BIRD on top of a nearby building, "Ugh you gulls are scruffy, icky characters, aren't ya? I guess you can't help being gulls, but couldn't ya be good gulls?" Kaji says loudly. This gives Jesse the opportunity he needs. Suddenly the street is alive with noise as gun powder filled walnut shells explode everywhere. The two villainous scoundrels wipe round to see what was goin' on. That is all it takes for the Team to move in on them.
Pearl leaps onto the wiry small one's back knockin' him to the dirt. Willie and Peppino grab the tall, rangy Gull. The crowd cheers happily as their would-be captors stand pinned in place. " OFF TO JAIL for you" Mikey D says, pointing his six-shooter in their direction. Kiddo and Hulk escort their "friends" to the jail house to deposit them safely into a cell with Black Bart and his other cronies.
Jesse thunders down the back stairs of the hotel building, his gun drawn, as he bolts across the street towards the door to the General Store. Leaping into the air, talons ready he busts through the door sendin' Hawk-eye flyin' across the room, caught unprepared by Jesse's sudden arrival. "FALCO!" he yells as he sees her smiling at him. " You, rag-mop-bird get up, move it!" He points his gun at him. Don't try anything."

Come visit me, MIKEY D, Steppin' back in history for BOTM April, birdie haven park, ANGEL CHUEY--April 26/15, sweetpea, thanks for botd, zoey & cricket & nakita.

04/26/2015 09:50.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
Tell mom she doesn't need to worry about the cataracts for several years yet. It takes awhile for them to grow. Mom had hers from about her mid 50s and the doc decided to have them taken care of last year when they couldn't get a good read from any of the lenses she was trying for a new prescription. She told mom that the cataracts were now interfering with her vision, so it was time to get them out. Mom can see better now than she has in her whole life.
Don't forget to vote for hats! There are so many good ones. We are probably going to vote for a different one every day.Today is beautiful, sunny but still kind of cool. Mom has 2 public tours at the museum today in Dinosaur hall. She was hoping to get some outdoor work done, but now that she's showered, she will dress for work instead. Later she is going to see Woman in Gold, the movie with Helen Mirren. It hasn't had great reviews, but she likes the cast.
I hope you are having a great day and getting lots of love and scritches. Hugs, Willie

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

04/26/2015 08:29.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sam
PS I love your Iris pic!

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04/25/2015 11:41.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sam
I'd love to go to watch the Steeple Chase ... did your mom go?
Oh yes, it's kind of crazy here right now. Mom has been washing and ironing curtains and doing laundry, picking up and putting things away. Tomorrow, the big cleaning starts. Then on Tuesday (she has a pedi) and has to go order some food trays and the derby cake. Friday, Aunt Gail will be here to help. She is mom's co-hostess. Friday we have a few for the KY Oaks (filly derby) and then the big party on Saturday. The bad part is people do not understand (or care) about RSVP. Are you coming or not, let mom know. What is so hard about that? It's hard to plan food and mint juleps when you don't have a good head count!
They say that next week we will have 50 to 60 degrees and sun. I hope they are right!
The sun was shinning and we had a windy 50 degree day. Dad put the patio furniture out, this is good! My beach chair is ready and my shades are on. I hope this continues thru derby weekend.
Hugs
Chyna

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04/25/2015 11:36.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sam
Mikey D here, sorry I'm rather in a hurry. We're closin' in on the bird-napper who has taken Miss Falco. Havin' scanned the Ghost town building by buildin' we knew where our friend was being held. Standing together in the middle of the empty, dirt street we glimpsed a ratty hat peerin' out the window of the General Store. The 'tiel frothers, Pearl and Silver are worried about Falco. However, they know how feisty, clever and brave she is even if faced with a hawk-foe." He's the one that better be careful and not underestimate Falco just 'cause she's a hen!" they exclaim angrily.
"We need a plan, we're gonna bust in and save our friend." Mikey D says a frown on his brow.
"I Guess I showed you what for!" Falco grins and awaits her rescue. She knows her friends will be there soon to free her. The look on Hawk-eye's face tells her that he also knows they're comin' for him. He begins to pace nervously, making sure he stays well away from Falco. He won't that happen again.
Kiddo looks across the street at the store, and says "Falco is not a birdy to submit peacefully, and by the time we catch up with them I am thinkin' she will have that nasty ol' hawk tied up in knots!" This causes an loud laughter to erupt from the team as they study the situation.
Jesse smiles as he sees BB slip into the entrance of the mine. She crouches low and makes her way in the shadows to where Jesse is sittin' tied up like a Christmas gift. Pulling her knife, she quickly cuts the rope and the pair make their way out the door of the mine, and wind their way up the hillside to the boulder.
"My horse is tied yonder," BB points in the direction, " you go, I wanta wait here for our friends to return. They've bird-napped Miss Falco!"
Jesse's eyes become pinned with anger. He doesn't waste a moment to say good-bye, as he bolts towards the horse. "I must save Falco!"
Riding like the wind, Jesse urges Sundancer into a fast gallop towards the ghost Town. His mind is filled with thoughts of saving Falco from the clutches of that dirty, rotten Black Bart and his gang of misfits. Someone was gonna pay for this.
Mikey D and Sky take a dozen friends as they begin to move to burst in the front door, others go to take the back door. Inches from the door they freeze. The sound of gun fire ricochets through the town. "'DON"T YA MOVE A WING MUSCLE PARTNERS!" the growling voice of the tall gangly Gull stops everybirdie cold. " Now move away from that ther' door pronto"
"We got 'um boss, we got good" the wiry small bird says, clapping his wings happily in excitement.
Falco hears the commotion outside the door, and grins, "told ya they were goin' for me!"
"Hush now" Hawk-eye says, wavin' his wing in her direction as he presses his ear to the wall to hear better.

Come visit me, MIKEY D, Steppin' back in history for BOTM April, birdie haven park, ANGEL CHUEY--April 26/15, sweetpea, thanks for botd, zoey & cricket & nakita.

04/25/2015 06:58.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
Don't forget to vote for your favorite lady's and gent's hats on the milonga page from now to May 7. You can get there through the big hat avatar in my aviary if you don't have the page number.
Okay, this cold weather has to stop soon! Mom was going to work in the garden today, but it's only low 40s outside right now, and really cloudy. If the weather changes, she'll have some time to work outdoors, but if not, I guess it's only laundry today.
I hope you have a good day, with spring weather and lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Willie

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

04/25/2015 09:34.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
Those children are being abused and neglected, it might just be time for mom to do something about it. It's nice that she's seeing them a little more often, but DIL is a real piece of work, and to do that to her child is downright abusive. Mom is just speechless! She is so angry she's afraid she will spit nails if she opens her mouth. Hope your mom told Ashlynn her bag is there waiting for her to use, though. When she comes over tomorrow, we know mom will have lots to do with her, and a lot of it might just involve fun learning games.
It's another cool day, in the mid 40s right now, but maybe it will be warmer next week.
Yesterday mom and her sis went to the President's Circle open house and reception at the Animal Rescue League. Between the shelter and the center, they treated over 12,000 animals last year! You already heard about the nearly 3000 wildlife animals and their success rate, and now here's the great news--ARL adopted out over 7000 of the 9000 animals they took in, isn't that fantastic? Mom's sis was glad there were no kittens in yet this year, but mom is hoping she will go back in a couple of weeks, when they will be inundated with kittens, and pick one up for herself.
This morning mom got to do the avian nursery. She was so glad to be somewhere other than the RVS room again. It was a real pleasure to clean bird cages and feed birds. There is a red bellied woodpecker in there right now, as well as robins, doves, and a waxwing. The center was very happy to accept mom's check for Peppino's hugs and kisses for $105. It will help a lot. Mom also signed up to do a tour there on Tuesday and to work the marathon event on Friday of next week. Hope she can just get a morning shift for that event.
I hope you are having a fantastic day and getting lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Willie

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

04/24/2015 11:23.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sam
HOWDY BC partners, Mikey D here as we ponder just how we're gonna save both Miss Falco and Jesse from the talons of some nasty outlaw member of Black Bart's gang. As we spread out to search every nook and cranny of this Old Ghost Town, Miss Falco is busy dealin' a nasty blow to her bird-napper.
"Oh, I am so angry about my friend Falco being birdnapped by that nasty ol' hawk. I can't wait to get my six-shooter pointed in his direction. We'll show him we don't take kindly to our friends being bushwhacked!" Kiddo shouts as he shoulders open the door to the blacksmith's shop beside the Livery stable. He and Angel-tiel bolt inside, guns at the ready. A group of birdies follow them inside as they check every inch of the ole' buildin' " nuthin' here, let's keep goin'"
Jesse can hear his bird-napper outside as they talk softly about what was takin' place back in town. He hears Falco's name mentioned and his anger grows. He tries to call out, but the cloth tied around his beak prevents him making a sound. He sits thinking for a moment then worried for Falco,
"I MUST get free and save Falco. That nasty, foul-smellin' Hawk's gonna find out who I am" with that Jesse begins to swarm and wiggle, working to loosen his bindings. He pulls and tugs and finally feels the ropes begin to give a little slack.
" Did that hurt?" Falco asks coyly, trying hard to find a grin, " a little ol' girl couldn't hurt someone as strong as you?" she giggles out loud, then seeing Hawk-eyes look, she stops with difficulty .
"You just be settin' there and behavin' Black Bart will be along right shortly to deal with ya and your band of goodie-two-shoes"
BB sneaks out the back door of the jail to do some lookin' around for Jesse on her own. "Maybe he is not even being held in this ghost town any more! There is a old mine shaft in the hills close by" so BB mounts Sundancer & heads out to do more scouting. Riding north, she works her way up towards the mine from the back end. Tying Sundancer to a bush she grabs her riffle from the scabbard and checks her six-shooter, then carefully makes her way to a large boulder just above the mine's entrance. There, she hankers down to listen carefully as she watches two of Black Bart's gang pacin' nervously back 'n' forth.
"We better leave Jesse here and go see to gettin' Bart outta jail." a small, wiry bird tells his partner, a gangly sea gull in ragged clothes. She sees his dirty hat nod, then both head towards the north east where their horses had been hitched. BB grins, "the horses are long gone towards the south west.' She chuckles softly to herself as she inches closer to the mine's entrance.
"If I were you I'd be lettin' me go mighty fast, my friends are headin' this way right now and it ain't gonna go well for you!" Falco tells her bird-napper. He peers out the dusty window, what he sees makes him cringe.

Come visit me, MIKEY D, Steppin' back in history for BOTM April, birdie haven park, ANGEL CHUEY--April 26/15, sweetpea, thanks for botd, zoey & cricket & nakita.

04/24/2015 10:57.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sam I Am
i love your blue iris. they are beautiful. we have the purple with yellow inside. mom also has plain yellow iris which aren't nearly as pretty. i think i like your blue iris best and i have picked a few to take home.

one more thing about spiders……... Spiders

You should always keep a spider
At least one in every room
Give them a little corner
With an offering of food

They'll spin away at night
And they'll hunt for you by day
Keeping your house clean of pest's
In their very special way

So do not go hard with insect spray
When bluebottle's and flies come your way
Remember the little spider's
Who hide themselves away

love Queen Boo Boo

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04/23/2015 09:51.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Sam~
I hope you are having a fantastic day! We are getting mom ready to head back to work tonight. She'll have to work 6 days this week but then she will have a 3 day weekend! YAY! They are going to go see Avengers II! I will have to wait for the DVD since I hear that movie theaters are not a good place for birds!
I have been busy this morning deleting birds from the hatchday list and the memorial list. I usually delete a bird who has not been on BC for a year since I figure after a year they probably aren't coming back. Today I had several request from flocks to delete their names. Some of their pages have been deleted also. They have other projects they are going to be working on and will not have the time for the BC right now. If you see a friend missing from the list, I did not mess up, it was just a request from the flock!
I hope your day is spectacular and that you get to do lots of fun things!!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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04/23/2015 12:05.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
What a gorgeous iris. Mom saw SNOW on her way home from the museum today! Really, snow!!! It's chilly out there, and gray and cloudy, but who thought snow would show up? Hope it starts feeling like spring again soon, and not fall.
This morning mom only had one tour at the museum, and it was a lot of fun. The group was second grade again, but they were cute and there were only 8 in the group so that made it easy. It was an animal tour, too, and mom got to start in birds just the way it should be, haha. Later this evening mom is attending a donor event at the Animal Rescue League Shelter. They do this every year, and mom likes to go because it gives her a chance to socialize with some of her colleagues that she doesn't see very often. Her sister is going with her this year, too, so that should be interesting. It's been a couple of years since her sister lost a cat, so maybe she'll see somebody tonight that needs her to adopt him/her.
We were sad to read that the pie shop and the flower shop are going to close. We have fond memories of both of them, especially the pie shop, where we make deliveries twice a week.
I hope you are having better weather than we are, and that you are getting lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Willie

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

04/23/2015 11:44.49 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sam
Howdy partners, no time to be talkin' not with Black Bart heading with his gang to the ole' jail. Pearl and Silver smile " What a greyt feeling to be taking Black Bart and his cronies to lockdown (where they deserve to be) but we cowbirdies still don't have Jesse back." BB is riding out of the mountains towards the ghost town when she sees Falco being jerked into the general store. by a scruffy-lookin' Hawk. She slaps Sundancer on the shoulder and encourage her into a gallop as she winds her way towards the Ghost Town. "What foul deeds are going on now" she thinks. BB rides around town to scout things out & sees a strange horse out back of the general store. On the other side of town BB sees Boss D & the wagon crews putten Black Bart's gang in the jail house. BB enters the jails back door and tells every birdie what see saw at the general store. "It seems we have 2 birds being held hostage now"
Everybirdie turns around alarmed at the sudden sound of BB's voice. The news that Miss Falco has been bird-napped shocks everybird silent. "Oh no, not Falco! We have to rescue her from that awful hawk. I don't like hawks at all, ' Kiddo exclaims
Mikey D looks from Kiddo to Sky, then to the others searching for an answer. " We must move fast. Jesse and Falco are somewhere in town. "BART!," he growls angrily, " where ya got Jesse stashed? and NO! funny talk or you and your cronies are gotten be sorry!"
Black Bart begins to laugh, " now ain't ya all in a real bind? If' 'n ya don't set us free, you ain't findin' either Jesse or this Miss Falco either!" his eerie laughter echos in the old jail house.
"We have your gang hog-tied outside in the wagons. You make us a trade, we'll let ya have your lice-bitten hooligans back!" Sky says, an anger fillin' his eyes like a wildfire. Cappy marches Bart and his hooligans into the jail cell and locks them up, sittin' down to keep watch so there is NO jail breaks! " Ya' ll set outta here to search, find Jesse and Falco. I'll make sure our guests are all comfy-cozy."
The team bolts from the jail, spreadin' out to search for their friends, now held captive. Raffikki turns to Cookie and Pookie, " I bet Falco can hold her own!" they laugh a small worried laugh, then fly down the street to search in the livery stable.
Falco sits quietly, eying her captor. " Ya know they're gonna find me, and you'll end up gettin' your tail-feathers trimmed?" she grins straighten up under his angry glare.
" Now, no sassin' from ya missie" he yells walkin' over to within inches of her beak.
"Bad move buster" she yells, as she stomps down on his toes with her cow-girl boots, bitin' him on the wing at the same time.
"OWWWW" Hawk-eye screams, hoppin' on one foot, holdin' his wing with the other."Now, you're gonna get it, no more carryin' on!"

Come visit me, MIKEY D, Steppin' back in history for BOTM April, birdie haven park, ANGEL CHUEY--April 26/15, sweetpea, thanks for botd, zoey & cricket & nakita.

04/23/2015 09:11.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sam I Am
Hello everybirdie, Mikey D , driving like the wind towards that ole' Ghost Town and a confrontation with Black Bart the notorious robbing, murderin', cantankerous villain of the Old West. With his gang members stowed away in our wagon beds, we drive into the deserted town ready to come beak to beak with our cunning enemy.
Pearl & Silver are wondering eggactly how the tunnel birds are gonna get outta their predicament when they see Cappy wink. Looking around for some way to get out of the predicament they found themselves, the Tunnel Birds realize their time might be up, when Cappy, their leader comes up with a thought to save them all and capture Black Bart. "Well has Black Bart ever encountered a mad Cockatoo Scream?" Cappy thinks and then lets out the loudest highest pitch scream he can manage. He rushes Black Bart with Drawing Blood on his mind. Everybirdy around that Cockatoo screaming drops everything to cover their ears and wince in pain, giving the Tunnel Birds time to react as they were all wearing earplugs.
The Tunnel Birds rush Bart and his birds, grabbing their dropped firearms. Cappy glares at Black Bart, his gun pointed at the leader of the robbin' gangsters." Move i, there's an old cell over in the Sheriff's Office that has your name on it. You can stay there until Mikey D and the others decide what to do with you." Cappy points to the door with his gun barrel. Bart turns signaling his birds to follow him to the jail house. Moving as one for the door, Falco stands aside to let the group pass, then joining the others she follows along towards the jailhouse.
No one has seen Jesse yet, but once Bart and his gang were under lock they'd search for him and set him free. Falco stops as she sees Mikey D and the wagons rushing along the dusty, bumpy road, then out of no where a wing covers her eyes and beak, stopping her from screaming for help. The dark shadow drags her into the old General Store before letting her go. With gun pointing towards her, she turns to see her captor. A scruffy Hawk squints beady blacken eyes at her. His torn jacket covering dusty clothes, and the smell of him makes Falco's nose sting.
"WELL now Missie, whata we here?" the birdknapper says, " bet Mikey D and the others gonna give us what we want to save ya!"
Falco glares angrily, and straightens her clothes out, " How dare you grab me, you rotten dirt-bag"
"Now, now that ain't no way to be behavin' missie" the birdnapper taunts. " you just set right yonder, and keep quiet like, hear me?"
Mikey D pulls to a stop at the saloon, as the others stop and rush for the doors of the stores and hotel to search for hide-a ways. No one realized with all the action that Falco was missing.
"Where's Jesse?"

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04/22/2015 01:15.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sam I Am
Every day, animals are put into critical danger when their natural habitats are jeopardized by human activity. Together, we can protect the one earth we all rely on.

I am the Earth
And the Earth is me.
Each blade of grass,
Each honey tree,
Each bit of mud,
And stick and stone
Is blood and muscle,
Skin and bone.

And just as I
Need every bit
Of me to make
My body fit,
So Earth needs
Grass and stone and tree
And things that grow here
Naturally.

That’s why we
Celebrate this day.
That’s why across
The world we say:
As long as life,
As dear, as free,
I am the Earth
And the Earth is me. ?
HAPPY EARTH DAY
love Queen Boo Boo

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04/22/2015 12:17.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Oops, I forgot!
I love what you did with the Rawhide theme, that was a real hoot! Hugs, Mom!

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04/22/2015 11:15.24 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
That sounds like one scary drive! Glad everyone got home safely. Well, you know what my mom would do, don't you? She'd take Ashlynn to pick out a bag, then buy it for her. Grandma's are expected to do things like that!
Happy Earth Day, do something nice for your mother (earth) today.
Mom had a tour with second graders today. As you might know, that's one of her least favorite ages, but this group was fantastic! They knew a little already and were eager to learn all they could about dinosaurs. Mom tells all her groups about some characteristics at the beginning of the tour, then as the tour goes on, she asks questions in front of certain dinos. Examples are big body, little head = herbivore, or teeth can regrow. This group nailed all of them! That's unusual for kids that young. Anyway mom had fun and at the end, one of the teachers told her that she's the best docent they ever had. This teacher has been doing this tour for several years now, so she really liked what she heard today.
Tomorrow is another tour day, so we'll be later getting online again. It was raining cats and dogs this morning. At least that's what mom said, but all I saw were raindrops. Polly didn't want to walk, and Daisy didn't want to stay out long, so maybe they will get a good walk later today. I hope you are having a good spring day, it feels like fall here, with temps in the mid 40s. Get lots of cuddles and scritches while you can! Hugs, Willie

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04/22/2015 11:14.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sam
I heard from Cydney & Princess ... they love their hats! They said you did a wonderful job. Their mom did something to the one pic and it was a bit fuzzy but yours are just right, no worries. They are happy. Thanks again for coming to help with the hats. Sam can hang the Mad Hatter sign up!
That was a greyt story about Better Homes and Gardens. That is such a shame he didn't take all the pics he needed right then. That will teach him!
So, do you think that email was handy for the derby? I haven't heard from the others.
Mom is finally getting caught up with her derby stuff and my derby stuff. It sure looks like derby central around here!
Mom had the alarm set to call the doc in the am!
We got our snow early morning and then rain. Looks like snow again from 11pm to 6am ... oh joy! Then the light rain will be back and a balmy 34 degrees on Wednesday. I'm so ready to fly south! I'll trade in my hot chocolate for a fruity drink with an umbrella in it!
Hugs
Chyna

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04/21/2015 08:25.21 PM Report This Comment  
  HI SAM I AM!!!
We just wanted you and your Mom to know we love the pictures just the way they are and would not think about trying to change them and anyway they have been entered in the contest already..It was just that the pictures were so clear and absolutely beautiful when we received them from your Mom but when Mom made them the size she needed to put on out portrait pictures the one was a little fuzzy..Oh and yeah since they are in our picture folder they now come up on our screen saver and they are clear and just beautiful..Mom could not be happier...So if it was not for both of you we would not have any pictures to enter in the derby or on our computer.....So I hope that if we ever need any other pictures we will be able to ask you again....Thank you so much again...Love you, Cydney and Princess :o)

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04/21/2015 03:48.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
Those hats look great! Hope mom and Ashlynn had fun at dance class, too. It's awful to schedule those things to end at rush hour, though. There's already enough traffic!
This morning mom had a docent meeting and after the business was done, the educational loan manager came in and talked about a new animal exhibit that will be at the museum from May to January. It looks exciting and interactive for kids, but we think adults will get a lot out of it, too. Of course, the adults probably won't put on the chipmunk vests and go exploring inside tree trunks, but there is a naturalist's tent set up where lots can be done by all ages, and everyone can enjoy some of the activities.
After lunch with some of the docents, they all headed over to the mandatory afternoon training on workplace discrimination and harassment. What a bore! Mom sat way in the back and ducked out kind of early, because the guy giving the talk was speaking in a monotone, and mom thought she'd fall asleep.
Of course, our blogs needed to be done, too, so that was another reason to leave, haha.
Now she's ours, and we can get our blogging done and have her for the day. I hope your weather is better than ours, it's chilly today, and will be all week, apparently. It's also really cloudy with some minutes of sun here and there.
I hope also that you are getting lots of cuddles and scritches today. Hugs, Willie

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04/21/2015 12:33.07 PM Report This Comment  
  HI SAM I AM!!!
Oh please do not think your Mom did not do a great job on our derby hats pictures because she did..Mom thought when she put the pictures on our pages my picture came up a little fuzzy and it certainly was not the pictures from you & your Mom..They are as clear as can be and absolutely beautiful..So actually she left mine alone..So they are definitely the ones you have sent us...We could not be more thankful for the help from you and your Mom.Without them there would be no derby hats for us....Just THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH FOR THE PICTURES AND YOUR TIME.......We appreciate the help we get from our BC friends because they are all so wonderful and we love them all...So sorry your Mom thought she did not do a good job on them because she is so wrong....We love them..Much love to you and your Mom, Cydney, Princess and Mom Janet :o)

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04/21/2015 10:07.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sam I Am
Howdy friends, Mikey d here, at Widow's Creek. It seems we've found us a peck of troubles with Black Bart and his gang of hooligans. All the cowbirds are on claw-tips waiting for the signal. When it happens they are all poised for action. Kiddo's fierceness and bravery gives them all a needed boost of courage as Badact ducks a bullet inches above his head. It was all the incentive the BC team needed, as they draw down on Black Bart's gang right there in the openin' at Widow's Creek.
With the echoing boom of Sky's double barrel shot gun, all chaos breaks loss under the saloon in that ole' Ghost Town. Cappy signals his Tunnel Birds who grab the remaining floor boards in their beaks and talons and with one mighty pull splinter them into kindling. Cookie, thinkin' like Kiddo
quotes a Dirty Harry line; " OK punk,Go ahead-Make my day!" The birds bust through the opening guns on the ready to come beak to beak with Black Bart himself, and a group of his dirty-birdie bandits.
"FREEZE!" Cappy yells as he points his gun at Bart, the others cover the remaining gang-members.
At Widow's Creek things are pretty busy. The bullets begin to fly from all directions as good birds, and gang-birds dive for cover. "The action is heatin' up!!!!!" BB is sitten tall on Sundancer's back over seein' the action at Widows Creek & the ghost town saloon. She is ready to ride to either spot to cover there if need be."This is better then cable TV." she yells as the action continues. Sky stands up and takes a fast shot at Badact and two of his cronies.
"Drop 'em, and wings up, or next shot won't miss," Sky fires so close it ruffles Badacts feathers.
"Ok, Ok, enough, it ain't worth it if Black Bart is gonna rob us of our share boyz" Badact drops his gun and throws his wings over his head.
Polly runs in and grabs his gun, as SweetPepper scoops up the other two guns from his friends standin' wings above their ratty heads. Kiddo takes careful aim at one of the other robbers, nicking his wing feathers, makin' him drop his weapon as he grabs his sore wing and begins to hoot and holler jumpin around like a rabbit. The other villains yell out " HOLD YA FIRE!" they come out from hiding places, wings up.
Mikey D calls out to his friends," grab some rope, lets tie these varmints up, we're headin' to town to make a delivery to Bart! " The team quickly secure the ropes and have the bandits hog-tied and loaded on the wagon beds, under the watchful eye of the gun-birds. They move to their teams like lightening and at a fast trot make dust as they move to the aid of their friends in the Ghost Town. BB clicks to Sundancer and moves off at a gallop, making a direct run for the action in town.
The Tunnel Birds have gotten themselves into a fix. They'd forgotten about the back door to the saloon. As they burst in and thought they had Bart covered they too were under cover; the cover of six gun barrels. " I think we got us a BIG PROBLEM!" Pearl whispers to Cappy.
see ya tomorrow,

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04/21/2015 10:02.22 AM Report This Comment  
  HI SAM I AM!!!
Again many thanks to you and your Mom for the wonderful help on Princess and I getting our derby hat pictures and so fast if I must say...We are very grateful for our BC friends....I see you like my reading material for the Milonga Downs..You know it is quite interesting....Just pecked a V4U..I would like to thank each and every one of you for this great honor of being BOTD and spending my day as Queen at the castle with of course our BOTM Queen Boo Boo...Please I would like all of you to come join the celebration and have fun and plenty of great food to eat...Have a wonderful Tuesday....With many wing hugs to you...Love, Cydney :o)

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04/21/2015 09:17.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sam
Thanks for helping out with the hat pics, that was so nice of you ... good job.
I hope you can be on the BC at least once a week ... you are missed very much.
Just a cold and rainy day today, the same on Tuesday with snow in the morning. And, we'll have snow on Wednesday. I guess those couple of days were spring and summer. I think I'm going to hibernate! Pass the hot chocolate please!
Hugs
Chyna

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04/20/2015 09:27.43 PM Report This Comment  
  HI SAM I AM!!!
Thank you and your sweet Mom so much for the pictures.They are just beautiful..Both Princess and I are very happy to have them and Mom posted them on our pages.Mom said she is going to try and redo mine because it did not come out as clear as she wanted it to....Princess's came out nice though....Hope you are having a wonderful day...Many birdie wing hugs to you our dear friend...We love you, Cydney :o)

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04/20/2015 02:34.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
I see you got Cydney and Princess in their beautiful hats. They both look terrific. Hope you didn't have any tornado there, either. That would be scary. You and Miranda look so good together, you know. I'll have to check out that song on Mikey's page. All mom can remember is Head 'em up, move 'em out, RAWHIDE. That's probably not even right. Is mom home today? We've been meaning to call, but haven't yet.
Mom has been a bit dizzy and nauseous since last night, so when she left the center today she went to the store and got some ginger ale to help her settle the stomach. Hope that takes care of the dizziness too. Of course, she also bought a new cucumber, mango, pepper, yam, and berries for us while she was there.
When she got to the center today she found out she was doing (what else?) the RVS room. But when Bree saw her, she suggested that mom just sit in there and feed bats. Mom fed all 7 of them and cleaned their cages, but it took over 2 hours. While she was working, one of the staff came in and told her not to clean the big cages, just to finish the bats and leave. Mom was happy to oblige. She thought she'd get some yard things done today, but it was raining when she left the supermarket, so yard work is probably out of the question.
I hope you are having a beautiful spring day and getting lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Willie

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04/20/2015 11:45.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sam
SHHHHHHHH!, Mikey D here at Widow's Creek. The place looks abandoned, not a bird in sight. Suddenly, outta the brush Black Bart's mite-infected side-kicks appear, guns poised at the ready. Mikey D takes a deep breath, and steps down from the lazy-board, and nods to the other drivers to follow suit. Cautiously, every nerve on the ready, the BC team moves to join the trail Boss.
"Far enough, now back off from them there wagons" a surly lookin' Raven orders, his six-shooter aimed at Mikey D. " fella's you take a gander and make sure them wagons have the treasure Bart wants."
Cappy and the tunnel birds have broken through the dirt and have slowly pried on the saloon floor until the boards are loose. Cappy is on high alert waiting for the signal. The tunnel birds are all ready to make their move and just wait in silence until Cappy hears the signal to burst through the floor and save Jesse.
"Wow, we tunnel birds did quick work." Pearl whispers to Silver waiting in the darkness," All the cowbirdies are eggcited and scared but more than prepared to do their assigned duties to carry out the rescue of Jesse as soon as the Trail Boss gives the order. They listen for the sound of Sky's double-barrel shot gun. Cookie shakes dust and dirt from his feathers after digging and stands waiting in silence. Dixie and Kallie along with Peepers and Celine all worked hard to move that dirt out from the tunnel they were building to connect to the saloon.They can't wait to save Jesse from Black Bart's clutches.
Mikey D, looks at the gang of thieves, then at the wagons. " Ok, you got everything ya wanted, now let my friends walk outta here peaceful-like"
"NO, Bart ordered us to take ya all hostage and bring you all back to town. You, come with me" he points at Pookie, one of the drivers, we're gonna go check out the loot. If there's any funny-business he's gonna get it. Hear me?" he growls angrily. Mikey D shakes his head, and waits not sayin' a word. He over-hears one of the bandits call the surly Raven, "Badact".
"WAIT! Badact ya sure you really wanta hand over all this treasure to Black Bart? You all kno' he ain't gonna share it with ya!" this gets the bandit-birds grumblin' among themselves. The plan is working. If they can convince these scoundrels that Black Bart is goin' to take everything they just might get them to turn against their leader.
Badact grabs Pookie by the shirt-collar and marches him to the sixth wagon, stoppin' to think for a moment, he then reaches his wing out to pull open the back of the canopy. He stops dead in his tracks as Kiddo jumps up, his gun leveled at Badact's head. The action gives everyone of the BC team time to dive for cover. Kiddo shoots over Badacts head, startling him, " feelin' lucky?" Kiddo yells angrily. Sky jumps out of his wagon bed, shooting his gun into the air, the double barrel echoing clear to the Ghost Town, signaling the Tunnel Birds into action. All chaos breaks loss
MIKEY D

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04/20/2015 10:26.17 AM Report This Comment  
  HI SAM I AM!!!
Oh thank you so much for the picture of me with my new derby hat on.It is beautiful and I am going to enter it in the contest..Thank you and your Mom so much for this big favor..My Mom and I appeciate it more then you know...Hope you are having a great Monday Just pecked a V4U...Many birdie wing hugs to you...Princess :o)

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04/20/2015 09:36.07 AM Report This Comment  
  HI SAM I AM!!!
We got your wonderful blog today and Mom has sent the hats we would like to wear...If your Mom needs anything just send our Mom and email..Really, Really appreciate getting the help cause Mom is not that computer smart and they have trouble with the one thing on it that deals with the photos...Great pictures in your gallery..Hope you are having a nice Sunday..We pecked a V4U..With many birdie wing hugs to you...Hugs, Princess and Cydney :o)

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04/19/2015 05:29.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sam
Howdy, Mikey D here, at the camp readying to head into Widow's Creek. Cappy the tunnel-bird champ and his crew are already heading towards the Ghost Town, digging their tunnel quickly under Black Bart's beak, and moving in to place to rescue Jesse from their felonious grasps.
Ms BB rides back quietly into camp, unseen by the busy birds, it isn't until she speaks they realize she is there, " the tunnel birds are gettin' near the saloon! I seen a big pile of dirt outside of camp. Black Bart still has not shown himself. Some of his gang are still at Widows Creek waiting for the surprise you have planned for them. The group have got the horses away unnoticed and should have them here in the remuda any minute."
"It's time everyone!" Mikey D says loudly enough to be heard by all, "OK drivers, carporals act real casual-like, and don't let them know anythings up! Gun-birds, stay safe, wait for the signal, " Where's that feather-plucked rat?" before you come out shootin' and may God be with us!"
"The horses are stashed safely among the herd of cattle and mules, " Peppino reports to the others.
"Everybirdie knows the part they must play to successfully rescue Jesse and keep us and our cargo safe. Black Bart will regret messing with us again." Silver exclaims, as he and Pepper check their weapons.Pookie says "I'm all ready lets start heading out. I've got my rifle along with a night vision scope attached. I never leave home without it." he climbs up into the wagon. Peepers,Celine and the rest of the Dixie flock are all eager to help dig and be tunnel birds!They all grab a shovel to show Mikey D just how strong and fast they can be! Cappy directs the work, as dirt flies quickly out of the tunnel. Kaji takes a quick look of the work and reports back to the others that the tunnel is nearly finished.
"Let's move'em out!" Mikey D calls as he snaps the reins of his team and pulls them out onto the rough, rutted road. Kiddo spins around and draws his gun to show he is ready for Black Bart before jumping up onto the back of one of the empty wagons, joining the others hidden away in the beds of the Schooners. They move along at a slow walk, no birdie eager for what is to come. In the distance Mikey D spies Widow's Creek and can just make out a small figure of a bird watchin' them.
The Tunnel completed, Cappy waits for a few minutes to regroup his team before them head inside to make their way towards the saloon. They check their guns, and follow into the darkness. They wait to hear the signal shot from Sky at the Widow Creek. Then they will bust through the final inches of dirt and bust into the back of the saloon to save Jesse. Falco and Chyna take a deep breath as they wait. Very bird's nerves are on edge, ready to swing into action......
Mikey D holds up his wing, as they pull carefully into the opening at Widow's Creek..
see ya tomorrow, MIKEY D

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04/19/2015 09:59.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
Looks like mom has been having fun making pics for the derby! I love your hat pic, did you put it into the contest? I wish they had a couples category for you and Miranda, and a group category for the one you made of all of us. I'd love to enter that one!
We had movie night last night, mom rented Birdman on demand. The biggest problem was that we were in lockdown because Jessica is a little afraid of us. Falco made her displeasure known by screaming every now and then, Peppino chattered, but not as long as he did last movie night, and I was the good boy among us(of course). Maxine even put in her 2 cents worth.
Mom bought more pellets and some poop off at the warehouse yesterday, and got me one of my favorite kinds of foot toy, one made of cardboard with excelsior and a little treat inside.
Today she has a later tour at the museum, so she's hoping to finish cleaning out her pots for planting this years annuals before she goes. It's going to be a girl scout troop and they want the biomes tour. Apparently they've been doing some ecostudies in troop meetings, which is really good.
I hope you are having another great spring day. It's supposed to be nice here all day and rain later on, towards evening. May you have warm and sunny skies, lots of cuddles and scritches, too. Hugs, Willie

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04/19/2015 08:20.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sam
WOWIE!!! Looking good!!! What an adorable couple you two are.
Thanks for helping with hats. I also left a message for the girls, Cydney & Princess. I hope they contact you tomorrow. As for BB ... Kaji told me that she had a hat and the pic is up. Hmmm. Well, one less and only 2 to go and they have their hats.
It was another nice day for us. But, Sunday will be 53 and partly cloudy. By Wednesday, it will be in the 30's. Was that our spring/summer? I hope not!
I didn't get any beach weather yet!!!!
Hugs
Chyna

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04/18/2015 11:12.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sam I Am
mom would love to see the fiddle spider web. we have seen those cone shaped webs and if you watch them you will see that they predict weather patterns. the deeper and thicker the cones means lots of storms. to mom they look like the spider is drawing a picture of a black hole. Maybe the spiders are time travelers.
CONCLUSION ON SPIDERS
Cellar spiders which have super long legs like daddy long legs (which are not spiders) love to eat ants. if you have those tiny tiny little ants running around in your house cellar spiders will eat all of them.
3. Antarctica is the only continent in the world where you will absolutely not find a spider. There are creatures who live there like whales and penguins, but people and spiders stay away from the Antarctica lifestyle. because arthropods like to keep their butts warm, just like humans do.
4. Spiders possess shyness as a personality trait just like people .Spiders, even large ones like tarantulas, are docile in nature. Most spiders are inherently shy critters. They get squished more often than they actually bite humans. Spiders will defend themselves in rare cases, but these buggies mostly get scared and hide in the presence of danger.Because of their shyness they ALMOST NEVER seek out humans to bite. When spiders and humans come in contact, it is usually when they are looking for warmth or just happen to be seeking out food and we bump into each other.
5. Although we have all the eyes that we need, both spiders and humans rely on our other senses.You would think having eight eyes would be all the eyes that you need to see perfectly, but for most spiders that is not the case. Nearly all spiders have eight simple eyes, but having six more peepers than us, doesn’t make their vision any more superior since most arachnids have poor eyesight. On average, over six out of 10 people need to wear glasses or contact lenses, making our visual impairments almost identical to that of spiders. Instead, both spiders and people depend on our other senses, like sound, taste and touch, to help us survive. Nobody’s perfect; not people with two eyes nor arthropods with a whopping eight.

it is a pain to remove all those webs, mainly because they gather so much dust but consider letting spiders be or releasing them back outside the next time you see arachnid amigos in your home. plus i find them quite tasty
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04/18/2015 09:32.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi SamIAm
Got your entry, and I just grabbed your pic for the Contest Gallery. Looking mighty dapper, dude!

Kiddo

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04/18/2015 08:10.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Sammie my sweetest sweetbeak...
...please thank your most sweetest mamma for doing such a wonderful portrait and gorgeous avatar! Cu just loves her hat and can hardly wait to show her beau TiPaul! Things had been crazy around here between the flock, mom, dad and work, so please forgive our lack of blogging. I am into taking a stroll on the floor in the morning while mom is doing our food and water...taking an occasional nip on mom's croc and then goig over to CuBird's to tease her that she is locked up and I am allowed out to cruise. Mom says it's all fun and games until somebirdy loses a beak so she take me back to my condo where I give her a few clicks in Bushman. You gentle loks eggstremely handsome there and we are all looking forward to the Derby with greyt anticipation. Big winghugs and beakie kisses my sweet, Miranda

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04/18/2015 01:35.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sam I Am
love the picture. looks like some high rollers trying to influence the jockey
the more spiders we have around the less chance for the need of any poisonous insecticides.for the next 2 days i would like to talk about SPIDERS. my mom and Cori are very afraid of them but would never hurt one .Spiders are one of our most misunderstood creatures. There are movies about them taking over your house, they are depicted in autumn decorations designed to scare people,but spiders are just like us. From our mutual disdain for mosquitoes and some species tend to their young, we have a lot in common with this arachnid . Plus, We need spiders in order to survive.Before you squash that spider that you just spied crawling across your floor, consider these five fascinating facts about these eight-leggers.
1. Mother spiders stay with their babies, just like we do.Almost all spider moms protect their young by creating a safe “blanket” made of silk to cover them with and then guard the sac until hatching. The moms that don’t leave or die before their babies hatch will stay with their wee spiderlings and care for them. The wolf spider, who is known as super-spider-mom, will carry the egg sac with her until her tots hatch. Once the wolf spider babies are born, they climb onto mom’s back and ride along until they are full developed. They survive by eating the yolk from their egg sacs. The wolf spider babies go everywhere that mama goes, including during her hunting. If a baby falls off of her back, she will halt what she’s doing and wait for the little bugger to hop back on. Comb-footed spider mamas also stay with their little ones and feed their offspring with liquid from their mouths. This all sounds a bit like attachment parenting.
2. We have the same archenemy: the mosquito. over one million people die each year due to mosquito-borne illnesses? There are 10 major diseases that are caused by these little buzzers, including Malaria and the West Nile virus. Well, our friend the spider eats those pesky pests. In fact, certain spider species, like the Malaysian jumping spider, get their nutrition solely from mosquitoes. Another jumping spider from Africa is known to eat mosquitoes exclusively, unlike most spiders who eat mosquitoes and other insects. Spiders are also known to stalk mosquitoes like cats
love Queen Boo Boo

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04/17/2015 10:45.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sammy
You should enter that pic into the hat contest, your hat looks totally cool! How did everything go?
Today mom had her best spring day at the center so far. She got to work in the bunny room and take care of the baby squirrels. Many of the babies have been weaned and are eating either salad (bunnies) or mash (squirrels), so mom got to clean their little cages and prepare baby food for them. She loves the babies.
It's cool and cloudy again today. Mom didn't get any work done outside yesterday because while we were blogging it started to rain. It rained on and off all day. Today was supposed to be better, but it's still pretty humid outside and a bit cool. Mom doesn't like to work out there on cool damp days. I hope you are having some good spring weather and getting lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Willie

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

04/17/2015 11:17.47 AM Report This Comment  
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