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Daddy (and Mom) took us home from the pet store (he was a falconer and had red tail hawks previously, but we smaller birds are easier...) If anyone is interested in becoming a falconer, you need to find a currently licensed falconer to sponsor and train you. You have to take and pass a test. You have to pay for a license. You need to have all the equipment to keep a bird - a mews (the hawkhouse), a travel box, a falconer's glove, jesses for the bird, hoods, food, etc. and everything is inspected by fish and game. Then when you have all the training and license you build a trap and catch a wild (first year) red-tail hawk, but during the trapping season. All novices start with a red-tail and you have to train it and eventually you take it hunting. Whew! Dad was the falconer, but Mom would tag along. They did that for a few years, but now they have us, the cockatiels!

Our BC milestones:
Joined BC: August 16, 2010
BOTD: March 30, 2011; 2nd BOTD: March 30, 2012
Vote #500 from Alohi Greyson, #208482
Vote #1000 from Chirpy, #175712
Votes #1500 and #1700 from Emilian, #175441
Votes #1600, #3900,& #6200 from Squak, #113338
Votes #1800 and #2900 from Cookie, #195216
Vote #1900 from Kiddo, #7592
Vote #2000 from Willie, #176463
Vote #2500 from Bailey, #181647 (Fly Free our Friend)
Vote #3000 from Roscoe, #151531
Vote #3500 from Sally, #202781
Vote #4400 from Hulk, #149144
Vote #4500 from Juni, #191689
Vote #4700 from Cleo, #155425
Vote #4900 from Chi Chi, #27169
Vote #5000 from Chica, #204081 ♥
Vote #5600 from Jenny Lynn, #50146
Vote #5700 from Chyna, #221660
Vote #6000 from Marigold, #226240
Vote #6700 from Screech, #217715
Vote #7000 from Boo Boo, #162724
Vote #7200 from Valentine, #216468
Vote #7300 from Bertie and Ms. Chirps, #177968
Thank you to all our birdie friends for vour visits and votes, we love you.

Photo gallery note: Chica of the Proctor Flock asked to see a pic of Mom's knitting. The cream colored top Mom designed and knitted for her sister. The burgundy colored sweater Mom designed and knit for skinsis. Earlier pic of three tulips Mom knitted from a free pattern she found online during Falco's BOTM spring flower theme. Hope you like them.
New pics: The three Red Rose Tea birds and the Christmas stocking our Mom knit for us.
Newest pic: Knitted hedgehog mom made (from a pattern bought at the yarn store.)
Newest pic: That pup of skinsis!
Our lemon tree, the fence behind it is about 5' tall.
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Hi! My name is Pearl & Silver

I am a Cockatiel from Cupertino, CA.

The 2 Birdikins

12 years old   M

Cockatiel

Millet, bird seed sticks, pasta, egg, ak mak crackers (love the sesame seeds on top)

Top of curtain rod, top of pot rack, top of hanging baskets - favorite is top of own bird house

Not being allowed to chew on everything in sight *sigh*

plays with us every day

Likes to sit on people's knees and feet; "wall clinging" on inside of bird house; sitting on the cuttlebone like it's a perch.

It's a bird's life.

Milestones continued:
BOTM July 2012

Vote #8000 from Falco, #146315
Vote #9000 from Sunshine, #219574

Vote #10,000 from Raffikki, #200563 - Sept. 29, 2012

Vote #13,000 from Mackenzie, #247170

Vote #15,000 from Zippy, #187855

Vote #20,000 from Panther, #245623 - June 24, 2014 - WhooHooo!

In the Kissing Booth August 5-August 19, 2013
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  Hey Pearl and Silver!
My mom usually gets herself in trouble when she tries to make up her own patterns! My mom can't use the really soft, fuzzy yarns ! It gets in her eyes, nose and mouth! Don't ask how that happens! Heehee.
Well skin sis may call it an adult baby blanket but to mom and me is still that monster afghan!
So you needed the a/c yesterday? Is it usually that hot this time of year for you?
Have a great day!
Love,
Raffikki

Come visit me, Raffikki,PumBaa & Max at the Derby!.

05/03/2015 07:34.21 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kids
Only 46 to go.

Come visit me, JeTTa.

05/03/2015 03:40.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kids, only 47 to go.
Busy, busy, busy. Spent Friday and yesterday searching the vast land's of new car dealerships, and finally found one that mom and pops both liked. Pops had to beat up the salesman, to get a good deal. But they were both happy. Your asking, what kind? A 2015, KIA, Sedona, van, in a Pearl White. All the bells and whistles. RT

Come visit me, Screech & Roof Top.

05/03/2015 03:04.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Biography
Happy Sunday, BC Friends.
Since Dad lives in an apartment, he was looking for a "relatively quiet" bird.
Previously he had only cared for a parakeet -who was handicapped.
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Dad considered a clutch of 4 birds at the local bird store, which is about 45 min away from home.

The first time Dad tried to hold me I bit bit bit, to show him who was boss, but later visits I was calm and kind and loving.

I was the eldest and decided I wanted him. I waited patiently as Dad was attracted to the others, but he was Mine and I let him know that I was "The Bird".
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I was hatched in August and was supposed to go to Dad's home in November, but Dad had a bad fall when he moved Oct 31st, and that was delayed until mid-December.
Dad had my name chosen early on. Flitzer is German meaning "To Streak or Move Very Fast".
He named me after a Roller Coaster called "The Flitzer", a favorite in his childhood.
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~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler's Page & Flitzer.

05/03/2015 02:43.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi guys
Waiting to see the latest Jade picture ! She'll be running soon !

Mom and dad did NOT bring home any birthday cake for me from g'ma yesterday, but they did bring some sugar snap peas ! They were home later than I would have liked - almost 6:00 !

Today I'm helping to sit on the 3 year old g'nephew. I like to throw toys for him to pick up ! At least that'll be here so I can be out !

Our big warm up is starting - today and into the week we're hitting 80 ! First time since September ! Hope you are enjoying nice days too ! love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie and Goldencents, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

05/03/2015 02:41.07 AM Report This Comment  
  i Kids
This is vote 24,950 on your quest to 25K, and also know as a DO NOT RESPOND. I am just here to help you achieve your goal. Luv you guys. Squak

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05/03/2015 02:26.41 AM Report This Comment  
  VOTE SWEETIE PG#269943 FOR MAY BOTM
HI PEARL N SILVER. I NEED 2 WEEKEND SERVERS. ITS SIMPLE, YOU JUST ASK THE CUSTOMER WHATTHEY WOULD LIKE THEN DELIVER TO THIER TABLES ONCE ITS UP AND READY. I THINK YOU BOTH WOULD BE PERFECT FOR THE JOB.

KACEY

Come visit me, MAY 9,2009 THE WEDDING OF SWEETPEPPER & KIDDO, KACEY & MIKEY'S WEDDING PAGE MARCH 3, 2012, Digger Sept 29, 1998 - June 11, 2005, MAXIMILLIAN AUG 25,1992-MARCH 14,2010 R.I.P., THE PROUD BIRD PIE SHOP, KACEY LUVS HER MIKEY, TIEL TERRORS BASEBALL TEAM PRACTICE FIELD & SWEETPEPPER LUVS KIDDO.

05/02/2015 09:24.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
It really helps alot to have something covering the steering wheel in the heat.Mom has burnt her hands several times on hers before she got her act together and had the towel to cover it and then she got those accordion windshield shades which helps cut the heat inside the car quite a bit!
The seagulls are mostly around the Hyannis area and beach areas here.They also frequent Falmouth and the shopping areas there also and the beaches there.Ever since that first time that Mom's car got targeted and she wasn't paying attention every time she goes to Hyannis or Falmouth she checks her door handle before she puts her hands on it!hehehe!That was sure gross!
How lucky that the co worker wasn't in the car when the tree crashed down on it,but it still must've been so upsetting to see his car get wrecked like that!Its so good though that he definitely wasn't hurt.And its so good that the car was fixed so he could drive it again!
The cashier did count the money in front of Nana but Nana thought that she missed hearing it all,Nana has a hard time hearing.The cashier didn't read the check right,it was supposed to be $800.00 and she only gave Nana $600.00.They have quite alot of new faces in the bank lately.There are still a few who know Mom and Nana by name.Mom likes to go to that branch specifically.She doesn't go to the bank that often,but with skin sis sending her to cash her checks every week now she's going there all the time now!
We are supposed to start getting some nice warm weather here by tomorrow and lasting all of next week!They say that Tuesday may even get into the 80's!
The three tiels all open their wings wide for a big group tiel wing hug and hold on tight for a long time.Soon they are swaying and humming in happiness and joy!
Wishing you a greyt day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm tiel hugs and soft tiel kisses and a vote for you too!Loving you always and forever,Peepers

Come visit me, Gabbie, Kallie, Peepers & Dixie.

05/02/2015 07:55.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
Seems doctors often move in different buildings or a whole new place altogether. There is a drug store that is still in business from 48 years ago down by where the grand had to go to the dentist in Pittsburgh. Its been longer then 48 years we bet too cause that is when mom first remembers having to deal with them. It was after skin sis was in an accident and was discharged from Childrens Hospital at the old area they were a long time ago and had to go there for supplies. When mom told skin sis it was still there she was surprised too. Didnt see any of the other doctors offices in the area of that time though so must of went else where too. Thinking all those memories of that time makes it harder on mom when she goes with the grand son in the same area too.
Today was a pretty nice day. This afternoon mom loaded me up in my stroller and put me in the back seat of dads pickup and we went down to the trail. Mom pushed me and I got to see all the people and some dogs on leashes and the water on the river. One place the water runs very fast and makes lots of noise. Coming back there was a train on the other side of the river and mom stopped so I could watch it a bit too. Lots of people saw me in the stroller and stopped to look and talk to me. I just looked at them. I sure was tired when we got back home and I got to ride so bet mom was really tired out! “Don’t cry because its over, smile because it happened.” Left a vote for you ~~Your forever friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

Come visit me, Gus--Chi chi ♥ RIP & Chi chi RIP my sweet girl..

05/02/2015 07:01.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
From what everybird has told me about Punkin, I woulda liked her a lot. Even Sophie liked Punkin so she must have been something! Anyways, Mom finally worked out some of the bugs so we are now able to get online again. Hoping this old computer can cope now. hehehe
Here, have some tortilla chips. Mom doesn't salt them so we're happy. She won't let me dunk them in any of her yummy dips either and I really want to try that green stuff she has. Oh well, they are tasty plain.
Mom's got about 14 pea plants coming up now and we can just taste the yummy peas already. *Jules smacks his beak*
It's such a lovely spring. Flowers are blooming, getting some light showers every now and then and hummingbirds feeding out our window. Mom says she doesn't think they're *our* hummers, but one pair that was here last year. Don't know if *our* little one will even stick around since the bad people tore down her nest. They're gone now, which makes us so happy! We squawk a lot when the landlords come around, since they have come into the house when mom is gone. Yeah, it's illegal but they still do it. Other than that we're all happy birds. True, Ipo and Sophie are still acting up, but nothing like they were. Oh and we get to yell at the deer that come in the yard too. That's fun watching them. Mom says maybe they want to have their babies in the corner of the yard. Mom hopes she's right and can see the babies as they leave. hehe
Gotta fly for now and mom says I gotta share the puter. See you later.

Come visit me, Shaggy--2010-2013, Ipo, Sidney ~~ALWAYS IN MY HEART~~6/1996-2/2013, Oatie Odette *Thank you for the honor 11/27/13, Sophie O'Too, Pimer--Thanks you all, Jules, Punkin *My Dearest Little One--5/23/03 to 9/16/13* & Makana *I am honored as BOTD 10-17-14* Thank You.

05/02/2015 03:00.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
Hoping that new pic of the grand turned out. She's such a cutie!

You will be happy to hear that my mom's lips are healing very quickly. The repeated applications of Neosporin really seemed to do the trick. You would think it happened a week ago instead of just a couple of days.

However I was stubborn about getting in my carrier today, so Mom was getting pretty annoyed with me. It took almost an hour to get me in there, and she actually tricked me to do it. That is, she picked me up (me thinking I am getting a cuddle) and popped me in there. Of course, once I was inside we were all good to go. We made it out by 10, and it was a good thing. Any later would have definitely been too warm. Cool down coming though, and the next several days are just supposed to be in the 70s which is normal for here this time of year.

Mom and I shared a salad for lunch, and Mom would not let me have the red onions that I wanted out of it. She believes they are bad for parrots. She doesn't remember where she heard that, so any info would be appreciated...I really wanted to eat them.

Sweetie's campaign is off with a bang, and Mom and I have really enjoyed reminiscing about my early days here and sharing them with Sweetie. I hope you are all doing the same thing and, of course, voting for her while you are there....the Hat Contest needs your votes as well. Just click the Hat Avatar on the Calendar Page or my page and there you are!

Kiddo

Come visit me, BOTM CALENDAR PAGE, BOTM Founding Feathers, Wedding photos & Kiddo says vote 4 Sweetie #269943 for BOTM!.

05/02/2015 02:00.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
I think I know every birdie that is riding I'm going to have to check out the list again to be sure.I think I will just pick a name out of a hat and put my wager on that birdie.
Sorry it's still hot my mom is not looking forward to the weather here. She is hoping for a cooler summer.Dont think I have heard any predictions yet for it but guess you can't really believe that any way.Hope your having a great weekend. Have a good afternoon.

Come visit me, Hulk Vote Sweetie(269943)BOTM.

05/02/2015 12:46.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Guys!
Thanks for comin' by the wagerin' window and placin' your bets. Let's see, here's your ticket, Silver, and here's yours, Pearl. I like your thinkin' about pickin' girl jockeys. Funny though, I never think of your name as bein' a girl's name. You've always been "Pearl" as in the color of an expensive treasure of the sea t'me. Of course now that you've mentioned it, my brain's gonna wanna stop and check wether or not I've STARTED thinkin' about it soundin' a little girly. *chuckle-chuckle*. No matter what, you're a cool dude, no doubt about it.

Okay, you've got your millet-purchased betting tickets. No nibblin' on those, now. Ya wouldn't wanna chew off any important information!

Thanks again for stoppin' by. Great t'see ya two.

R ('>

Come visit me, RaneBeau ('> ~ Your Mutuel Clerk.

05/02/2015 09:37.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
Hello everybirdie, Sweetie once more with today's BOTM blog. I want to thank everyone who stopped by, especially those who have shared their past with us.I hope every parront will take the time to read these interesting and heart-moving accounts of how their fid(s) joined their lives. We Parrots are all so unique and individual both in our personalities and in our relationships to our human caregivers. What I hope to do this month, as the days pass is to begin an active, open discussion about s wonderful, fascinating and sometimes difficult Parrots.
Whatever means we took to join our now forever homes, as varied and interesting as they all are, the one factor that remains common is, "none of us were born to live within the human environment." Sharing our days with humans was not a consideration when we were first created, and often times this factor brings with it untold challenges, conflicts and joys for both the owner and their wonderful, independent and awesome companion Parrot. My hope is that dialogue we can share these moments, thereby helping one another grow, over-come and expand in our relationships with one another.
We will look at, and talk about various Parrots and their loving Parronts, how they came together and how they have over-come problems; road-bumps along the way to developing that mutual trusting relationship. Even those who arrived into their families as weanling babies had obstacles that had to be faced and worked through. Since no parront has arrived yet at that place where never a new challenge or problem shall come along, we can help one another to forge through these birdie-barriers with renewed confidence.
My Momma Deb has over forty years of bird-related involvement, yet daily things come up that are a "first" for her. As a writer Advocate for Flockcall.com she is able to share her day to day observations with others in the hopes that someone will gain a tiny morsel of wisdom that will help them with their own Companion Parrots. I have been a challenge to her. Although only two years old there was and still is a communication problem; a language barrier that has slowed my transition to my new home. The problem is not my failure to learn English, but her lack of knowledge of another language which I grew-up with. Momma Deb has had to re-think her approach to these several times, and after many hit-miss attempts has worked out a solution to our understanding. It is this sort of thing that I want to have us share with one another. What works for you might just work for someone else.
Please, feel free to continue to write about how you came to be in your current Companion Parrot home. TODAY'S QUESTION: is simple but important: WHAT WAS THE MOST DIFFICULT CHALLENGE YOU, the PARRONT, had to overcome with YOUR new fid? and HOW did you OVERCOME IT?

Come visit me, SKY, Little Angel, jesse & SWEETIE, RUNNING FOR BOTM IN MAY.

05/02/2015 08:40.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl, Hi Silver
It's Blue and Jewel.
As of yesterday, we are sitting on four eggs.
Izzy is all moved into his now condo. It's three times bigger than the small travel cage he was in for a week. He seems to like it. Dad will post another picture on Popeye's page later. Also the vet called to let mom and dad know about the results of Issy's blood tests. They all came back perfect. Izzy is in perfect health.
Today will be clear, with a high of 87 and a low of 57. Mom and dad may drive down to Long Beach to spend the day at the beach.
Hope your day was fun.
Hugs,

Come visit me, ALEX, POPEYE, SAWYER, BLUE & JEWEL, GINGER & CALICO.

05/02/2015 07:55.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood today, it's warm and sunny already. When mom walked the dogs this morning it looked and sounded like National Mow the Lawn day or something! Lots of folks out working. Jeff, our neighbor, brought some dahlias that he potted and some gooseberries to plant. Mom will plant them as soon as we finish our blogs.
This is marathon weekend in Pittsburgh, and tonight is opera night. Mom is hoping that by the time they go downtown, the marathon walkers will be done. Today is pet walk and 5k walk, and tomorrow is the 26 mile run. There are streets blocked off already for today, and there will be more tomorrow, all the ones mom uses to get to work. She forgot it was marathon weekend and signed up for a tour tomorrow, what a dummy.
Tonight is dinner and the opera. Mom and her niece Jessica will eat at a restaurant downtown, then go to see Daughter of the Regiment. Mom can't wait, but it won't be as good as the last time it played here. Then Joan Sutherland played the lead role, and she was the best soprano of her time.
I hope you are having a bright spring day and getting lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Falco

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

05/02/2015 07:47.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Pearl and Silver!
Yeah....it's always good to share knitting tips......especially the ....what not to do........which my mom could fill a book with! Heehee!
Skin sis wants to wrap her entire body in that monster afghan! She calls it her....adult baby blanket! Mom calls it ...the Afghan the Took Over Lake Auman...that's where we live! Heehee! Sounds like a horror movie!
Three degrees drop would probably not even be noticeable! We will be in the mid 80's next week!
Have a great day!
Love,
Raffikki

Come visit me, Raffikki,PumBaa & Max at the Derby!.

05/02/2015 07:20.35 AM Report This Comment  
  morning fellows
Today is g'ma's birthday so the parronts will be gone for a good chunk of it :( It's supposed to be a lovely day with lots of warm - they'll leave windows cracked open for me, and hopefully bring home a birdie bag with birthday cake too !

I kept squawking last night and mom told dad that it's my "get the tub" squawk. He's still learning bird. Well, once it was out, I splashed and soaked and splashed him some more ! We had a great time playing in the water :) Then I even got a bite of chicken with my supper :) Life is good !

Have a super day - go make a mess . . . or some noise ! or both ! love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie and Goldencents, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

05/02/2015 02:34.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Saturday
Happy Saturday. Dad and Uncle Geno are visiting friends with three huge dogs tonight. I am told it would not be a good idea if I go along. Dad cleaned my cage, so I have a lot of "dirtying"to do anyway.
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler's Page & Flitzer.

05/02/2015 02:16.03 AM Report This Comment  
  iving room and relaxed together before Mom had to go home.Mom collected Dixie and got his harness and leash on as it was warm by the afternoon and the sun was out strong so he got to ride home on his car seat which he loved.When Mom got home she cleaned all our cages while dad gave us all a snack and then she put what little she got at the store away and got dad some dinner.Now finally she is here letting us do our visits!
The three tiels all open their wings wide for a big group tiel wing hug and hold on tight for a long time.They can never get enough.Soon they grab their guitars and drums to sing Roll On,by Alabama.They are having so much fun singing and playing music together!
Wishing you a greyt day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm tiel hugs and soft tiel kisses and a vote too!Loving you always and forever,Peepers

Come visit me, Gabbie, Kallie, Peepers & Dixie.

05/01/2015 09:27.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
I think that is so funny how furball knows when to get away from the grand like that!Its good that your sweet Mom figured out where furball hides so she can go right to her!
My Mom sure can sympathize with your poor Mom and that boiling steering wheel!Mom used to put a light towel over hers when she had to park in the sun,now she has one of those metallic windshield shades that you put up and it does cut some of the heat from getting into the car.Oh is that frustrating to drive home with the bird poop all over your car like that!Mom hates parking in the Mall as that's where all the seagulls hang out and one time she went in to pay a bill and wasn't gone that long and her whole car was covered in white poop and she had no idea and put her hand on the door handle and it was loaded with gull poop!YUCK!Mom took the car straight home and my dad had to wash the whole car,it seems like they targeted the whole car top to bottom!Even the windshield!How scary for that poor coworker to get a tree on his car like that,I sure hope there wasn't too much damage done by the tree!
I can imagine how stifling hot those 90's can be and I so wish that I can give you some of our cool days!
This morning was a grey cold morning with our highs of 48 and the lows 38 and right now its 50 and Mom got us all up and fed and cleaned our cages,she collected the rest of the trash and loaded it her car and then she got Dixie in his carrier and they took off to Nana's.When Mom got there she got Dixie settled in his cage there and brought him into the Bird room so he could spend time with our cousins,Bella and Trixie II.Then Mom collected Nana's trash and recyclables and loaded them in Nana's car along with Mom's recyclables and trash and they took off for the dump.From the dump they went to the bank to do some banking business for skin sis and Nana had her check to cash and when they got out of the bank Nana had Mom count the money she had gotten from cashing her check and Mom found that Nana was right,she was missing $200.00 so they both went back into the bank and told the teller about it and she found out that she didn't give Nana the right amount in her check.Mom couldn't cash skin sis's check that skin sis had wrote out for Mom as the checks Mom deposited for her wouldn't clear until tomorrow.The teller told Mom she could come back tomorrow and cash it then but Mom said she'd wait til next week.Then from there they went to the gas station and Mom had to pump gas into Nana's car(its a self serve station)and was it windy and cold!Then they went back to Nana's and picked up Mom's car and went back to the same gas station and Mom pumped gas in her car.Can you believe that gas is on its way back up again?Both Mom and Nana got regular gas for $2.54 a gallon!Then from there they went to Walgreens and Nana and Mom both got some sale items and they went home from there and Nana made them lunch of a salad,salsa and tuna and a piece of toast.After lunch Mom and Nana went in the l

Come visit me, Gabbie, Kallie, Peepers & Dixie.

05/01/2015 09:26.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
Yes even with getting lost in the parking garage, not knowing where the building actually was and lots of traffic we have always been a bit early so that was good too. Oh that would be terrible looking for a building no longer there like your parronts did! Good they called and wasnt far either.
This morning mom was doing some chores in the house. Some mornings its takes her awhile to get moving and today was one of them. I did get my bath today and though it had warmed up mom did blow dry me just because I enjoy it so much. It feels so good and I even beg mom to blow dry me when she is doing her hair too. Oh yea mom turns the dryer on me then too just a bit and back and forth but this morning it was just for me !! “Don’t cry because its over, smile because it happened.” Left a vote for you ~~Your forever friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

Come visit me, Gus--Chi chi ♥ RIP & Chi chi RIP my sweet girl..

05/01/2015 07:19.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
HAPPY TGIF DAY
well there are going to be a lot less blooming and flowering at our house this spring.mom was outside looking around and out of the corner of her eye she sees 2 baby fawnS curled up by her ceramic rabbit planter. the fawnS, the planter and some old oak leaves are all the same color. mom ran into the house to get her camera and has a photo of the babies. dad is worried the mom is dead and wanted to call a wildlife rehab. mom said relax the mom deer is probably near by and won't come back to feed her babies until dark. the babies looks in good shape and well fed. dad also wanted to feed it but mom said no. every time i start screaming the babes ears twitch. mom worked ouside near the babies all afternoon cleaning up leaves. one of the babies moved and mom can't find it now which is just as well.

love Boo Boo

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05/01/2015 06:55.43 PM Report This Comment  
  HEY PEARL N SILVER
WHAT I FORGOT TO TELL YOU IS THAT YOUR MOM WILL DROP YOU OFF ON THE DAYS YOU WORK SO YOU JUST NEED TO REPORT IN TO WORK. THEN MAYBE SEE WHAT HAS HAPPENED AT END OF DAY AND CLOCK OUT.

WE WILL BE OPEN ON WEEKDAYS 8AM-8PM AND OPEN 8AM -6PM ON WEEKENDS.

KACEY & MIKEY

Come visit me, MAY 9,2009 THE WEDDING OF SWEETPEPPER & KIDDO, KACEY & MIKEY'S WEDDING PAGE MARCH 3, 2012, Digger Sept 29, 1998 - June 11, 2005, MAXIMILLIAN AUG 25,1992-MARCH 14,2010 R.I.P., THE PROUD BIRD PIE SHOP, KACEY LUVS HER MIKEY, TIEL TERRORS BASEBALL TEAM PRACTICE FIELD & SWEETPEPPER LUVS KIDDO.

05/01/2015 04:48.36 PM Report This Comment  
  HI PEARL N SILVER
WORKING AT THE PIE SHOP WILL BE LOTS OF FUN. THE JOB OPENINGS I HAVE ARE FOR WEEKDAY COOKS OR WEEKEND COOKS, WEEKEND SERVERS (WAITERS/WAITRESSES), AND I HAVE OPENINGS FOR CASHIERS/HOSTOR HOSTESSES FOR EITHER WEEKENDS OR WEEKEDAYS. I ALSO NEED WEEKEND MANAGERS.

KACEY & MIKEY

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05/01/2015 04:41.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl Hi Silver
Happy May Day!!I have plenty of almonds so I should be able to do a lot of wagering.I dont think I would feel comfrotable betting on myself so will have to be another birdie.Not sure who though?
Okay 90 is way to got sounds like you are in for a nice weekend if you get back to those 70's.We will see 70's here tomorrow then 80 possibly for sunday.Then can you believe low 60's for monday with rain?Think when that cool front hits that warm air we will see some big storms hopefully nothing to severe.Have a good evening.

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05/01/2015 03:55.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
Well, yesterday's grooming session turned out to be a lot more eggciting than anybirdy wanted it to be. To be perfectly honest, it was the time before leaving the house that got chaotic. Mom decided to let me stay on her shoulder while she was brushing her teeth, but I took a very strong dislike to that toothbrush and lunged at it as she was pulling it out of her mouth. Well, I totally missed the brush, but I nailed my mom's upper and lower lip big time! She was very surprised, because I sit quietly while she puts in her contacts, so it is a mouth thing apparently. The lower bite was the worst and kept bleeding for 4 hours! Being a trooper, Mom took me to the new groomer's anyway (with a Kleenex in her pocket to dab at the blood. Ick!). She had already checked that it was a female doing the nails and they have a small room to do it in which is necessary since I am fully flighted, and so off we went. I behaved! Mom was able to towel me right out of my carrier, and the nice groomer talked quietly to me the entire time. I guess I like her, because I didn't even squawk, struggle or try to bite. Mom was holding me in the towel, so that helped. But it looks like this new place will work out. I wasn't even subdued or upset when we got home like I usually am!

Mom's lip is better today. Dad told her to put Neosporin on it every hour or so last night to keep it lubricated, and it was much improved this morning. When Mom went to the gym, she tried to tell her trainer, Becky, that Dad punched her, but she knew it was me. I guess I am infamous.

Congrats to Mikey D who is our new BOTM for May, and Sweetie is the new candidate for this month. So don't forget to go vote for her on page #269943 every single day, and while you are voting be sure to stop by the milonga page and vote for your favorite hats. Just one more week to vote in the Derby Hat Contest.

Kiddo

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05/01/2015 02:58.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Pearl and Silver!
We have been having trouble voting for a long time now!
Oh...my mom is more than happy to share the.........what not to do when you are knitting........with your mom! Heehee! Oh the monster is plush .......we just hope my skin sis will be able to lift it! Heehee!
Oh...that's hot for you! Hope it cools off some!
Love,
Raffikki

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05/01/2015 02:27.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Guys
At the center mom did the RVS room, but didn't finish feeding all the bats. That's because there are 7 raccoon babies in there who all needed their cages cleaned, as well as an adult raccoon and a groundhog. Mom did all those cages, got everyone fed and watered, then did the lone bat in the quarantine cage. It took forever to eat, it was really hungry. By the time she finished with that cage, her shift was over, so she told the girls on staff what still needed done and left.
It is a bright sunny, but cool day out there. Mom is going to plant a couple of perennials that her neighbor left here, then call it a day with the planting. If it's warm enough, though, we'll get some time outdoors.
I hope you are having a great day, getting lots of good spring weather, as well as cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Falco

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05/01/2015 10:38.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Buddy's
My mommy always has the skins do the dirty work around here heehee.
They ask her why and she say's that's what kids are for !!!

Today's another KFC day...(Kentucky fried Cockateil )...The temps are going to be 94 degrees one digit lower...Like we both agree on that dose not make a difference. So you got 90 degrees ??? Trust me I feel for you and your sweet mommy...

Does your mommy keep up with boxing ??? The big match is in Vegas where manny and May feather fight(May Weather in hooman words heehee.
Anyway those tickets cost so much that only celebs and people with money to blow are going. This one dude from Austrailia spent 10,000 dollars just to get to the fight and extra for the tickets. What a rip off !!! They are saying the hotel rooms in Vegas are going up to thousands of dollars this weekend and they are already filled up !!!
Why not just watch it on HBO for 99 dollars ??? My skin brother is having a bunch of his friends pitch in so he can pay for the fight. 25 dollars each and an awesome barbeque after.
His perdictions are for May Feather winning...I hope the fight lasts long. The last time he payed for a fight on TV it didn't last but 15 minutes...That's when Tyson bit off Hollyfields ear.
What a rip off !!!

The Spurs lost by 6 points last night but they still have one more game. It's do or die... I hope they win. Hows the Warriors playing ??? I hope they win the championship...

Happy TGIF and stay cool and comfy
Love your buddy
Panther

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05/01/2015 10:15.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Guys!
Man, you two are lookin' dapper in your Derby hats. Don't ya love a good reason for gettin' all dressed up. I sure do.

You're right about t'day being opening day for wagers. No hurry about decidin' who t'put your millet down on; you've got nearly a whole week to have one more study of all the racers and how their jockeys are handlin' them. I figure there'll be lots of spectators over at Derby Farms watchin' t'see if practice sessions give'em a clue about who t'bet on. It's tough t'know seein' as all the horses are lookin'so good this year.

Good luck decidin'! And thanks for stoppin' by. Great t'get t'see ya.

R ('>

P.S. A number of the McFlock pages have been retired from the BC including Grover's. I know he'd appreciate my tellin' you thanks for bein' such good friends to him over the years and that it was an honor t'be your friend and teammate as well.

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05/01/2015 09:18.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl, Hi Silver.
It's Blue and Jewel.
Mom and dad took Izzy to the vet for a wellness check and he was a perfect gentleman. He talked to all the attendants and did not struggle at all. He sat perfectly still on a perch OUTSIDE his travel cage and didn't even think about flying off. The doctor was very happy with the way he looked and said he was at a perfect weight. We should have the blood test results back sometime today.
Also, today is the day that Izzy gets his brand new large condo.
Today will be partly cloudy, with a high of 91 and a low of 60.
Hope your day is good.
Hugs,
Blue and Jewel.

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05/01/2015 08:16.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
Hello everybirdie, Sweetie here. I am May's BOTM candidate and wish to ask for your participation in this month. I want to talk about US. The BC birdies, our flockilies and our homes, and most of all how we got to be there. Now, before you decide that isn't fun, just wait and see. There are so many BC birdies, and each of us have our very own past history. We all began somewhere, but today we live and are loved exactly where we are at this very moment. The question is "How did you end up where you are?"
This is my story which many of you already will recall. I was born in Nova Scotia, Canada in 2013. I was purchased as a birthday gift for my former owner who was turning sixteen at the time. She had exact requirements she wanted in her new friend. She wanted a girl, and it had to be a blue-Crowned Amazon. The search was on for a baby to fit these requirements and after extensive on-line hunting her Mom found me and my sister for sale from a breeder several provinces away.
At three months old I arrived in Toronto, Ontario and met my new owner and her family for the very first time. It was instant love and I moved into their home and hearts right away. I was like a little sister in this family of three.
Because I am a rescue, My new forever Momma Deb does not know all that took place beyond here, except for the information that was shared when I was surrendered to my Momma Deb. I was obviously well loved, and spoiled. I would lay for hours on my back in their hands, snuggled and kissed and I loved it. My hatchday is April 13th, so on that day we had a party, and there are photos of me with a birthday cake and hat on. Sadly on April 23 of 2014 I fell or some how broke my leg while my owners were away at work and school. When they arrived home they found me laying on the cage floor, with a clean break. I had broken my leg bone in half, and was unable to climb or stand.
I was taken to a Vet who examined my leg and confirmed it was severely injured and would require surgery to put pins in to aid in healing. Unfortunately due to communication problems and lack of finances they were unable to do this operation then, when it would have fixed my broken leg. They tried to help me, as best they could, by taping in with Vet wrap but unfortunately did more harm then they realized. In desperation I was given to my Momma Deb who promised to do everything she could to help me. My parents gave Momma Dr "Z"'s name and number, where I had gone that first evening. He agreed to see me, and do what he could. When Momma Deb removed the wraps at his advice, she knew it was not good. My leg was dying because of incorrect wrapping. Dr "Z" operated on my leg and was forced to amputate it at the hip. THANKS to all our BC friends who helped pay for this surgery I am alive and healthy today.
"HOW did you get to be in your home?

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05/01/2015 08:02.10 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi guys!!!!
Thank you from me and Green for the hatchday wishes!! It says that Green is 2 on his page. Mom tried to fix it but it wont work. Green is actually 10! When he came to live with us 2 years ago he was 8 years old already!! :) In any event!! Lets party hardy today and celebrate both of our Hatchdays!!!! Commonnnnn over for some fun!!!
Thanks again buddy!!

Love and hugs,

Paulie and green! Hatchday pals!!!! :)

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05/01/2015 06:50.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer on May 1st
Happy May!

We had some great Daddy-n-Bird Time on Thursday. In fact I visited Dad in his bedroom at nap time {I rarely go in there} As he rested he rubbed my back and I squawked happily.
These times of affection are rare but wonderful.
--
Dad had his friend, JJ, over last night and we watched Alfred Hitchcock's "Notorious" (1946).
~Wings Up~

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05/01/2015 04:24.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning P & S
TGIF ! and Happy May ! ! ! That means summer is right around the corner with warm sunshine :) Once again mom opened up all the windows when she came home yesterday to let in the fresh air - and sunshine !

Busy weekend - tomorrow is g'ma's birthday and Sunday we're sitting on the g'nephew. Mom still has to prepare for her trip on Tuesday to Philadelphia. The bus leaves school at 6:ooam ! I guess I'll have breakfast with daddy ! It takes just over two and a half hours to get there - so she won't be home till about 7:30 ! I guess I'll have supper with daddy too !

Derby weekend in Kentucky !

Love Cookie

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05/01/2015 01:51.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
So far the weather is good.
That sure went fast ... 10 months old already? I'm sure your mom will get her some cute shoes.
It was a nice weather day but a sad one. In the middle of the night, a grey fox was hit on our road. She was crying. She couldn't move very much. We spent many hours calling for help. We finally got a wildlife officer to come and get her. But she had broken legs, ribs and back and they had to put her down ... poor little girl.
On a happy note, Friday is KY Oaks Day and Saturday is KY Derby Day. We will NOT be on the computer. See you on Sunday ... Happy Derby!
Hugs
Chyna

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04/30/2015 10:40.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
Yes being inside in a building and not knowing which floor to get off at even sure messes one up. Once you find out and know then its easy and have to park in the same floor again next time and things get a little easier then. Each time another challenge to get around it seems.
When we got up this morning it was cloudy and cool. It only reached 57 here today for our high and by after noon it was raining. Mom washed clothes and sheets but she didn’t even attempt to hang anything out andit all went in the dryer. I did get to jump in the warm laundry which is always lots of fun. Tomorrow is suppose to be warmer and the rain should be gone with a pretty weekend the weather guesser says. “Don’t cry because its over, smile because it happened.” Left a vote for you ~~Your forever friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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04/30/2015 07:16.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl Hi Silver
Yup I have never wagered on the horses but maybe its just about time I do since this could be our very last derby.I could probably wager with my almonds.
I would love to be able to get outside but my mom is a little worried it still might not be warm enough have to give it another month.Hey sitting in the open window will be better than nothing.Have a good evening.

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04/30/2015 04:08.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
OK, Mom will wait patiently for the pic. Know how dads can be....

What do you think of my bugler's outfit for the Derby? I am very proud to be granted this greyt honor. I have been practicing till my beak is sore!

Well, Mom went back to bed after sharing breakfast with me at 7, and the lazybones slept till 9:45. (Another one of those nights without much sleep.) I am not sure she would even have gotten up then, but she knew she needed to get me outside for my sunbath before it got too hot. We were outside by 10, and Mom still had to go to the shade immediately. She set my carrier so part of it was in the sun and part in shade, but I stuck to the sun. A very nice 85 degrees!

Then we came in and Mom began to empty the dishwasher with me on her shoulder to supervise. Unfortunately while she was unloading the silverware I decide to get all up in there, and I gave her finger a little nip...couldn't even come close to being a bite, but it was the finger with the big owie from the salad spinner. The Band-Aid came off yesterday, but it is still very much a booboo and quite sore. That ended up with me back in my room, although Mom came and read with me when she was done.

And this afternoon is not looking good. Mom found a new place for bird grooming, and we are going to try it out this afternoon. She confirmed they do it in a confined space (the bathroom) since I am fully flighted and have to flap about a bit before settling down. And also the groomer is a lady. No way I will allow a man to touch me! So Mom is glad to do something about my very sharp nails, and I am very unhappy to go thru the agony of nail trimming. Can't understand why Mom has such a problem with a few scratches...so what if they bleed a little?

Kiddo

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04/30/2015 12:23.16 PM Report This Comment  
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