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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!

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Joined BC: August 16, 2010
BOTD: March 30, 2011; 2nd BOTD: March 30, 2012
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Votes #1500 and #1700 from Emilian, #175441
Votes #1600, #3900,& #6200 from Squak, #113338
Votes #1800 and #2900 from Cookie, #195216
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Vote #2000 from Willie, #176463
Vote #2500 from Bailey, #181647 (Fly Free our Friend)
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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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  Hi Pearl Hi Silver
Happy Friday. Good thing the store didn't do that sidewalk sale again after the first year.Thats just to much for someone to be out working in.Plus most customers aren't going to vantage to be standing around in the heat either shopping.
I like to sit on my cage door and look outside my mom pushes the curtains back far enough so I can see good.Then sometimes I get on the floor and look out the door.
We saw the little chimpunk come up today and grab a few peanuts. The cardinals are very pretty especially the males which are a bright red the females being a brownish red.They aren't quite as big as a blue jay more the size of a robin.
We don't see to many blue jays around here anymore use to see a lot more of them.My mom did see a Goldfinch a few days ago we don't see them to often either.
Really got warm and humid here will be in the 90's on Sunday this is the hottest weather we have had all summer so far . Luckily by Wednesday we will be back in the 70's. Have a good night.

Come visit me, Hulk Vote Chuey (245908) BOTM.

08/22/2014 07:30.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
Mom's cousin came over tonight and as soon as I knew it was her I started to scream so mom went out on the porch and talked there hmmpppttt
This evening after dinner mom cleaned my condo as usual. Then she cleaned up the kitchen from dinner and put everything away and sat down a bit. I flew over into the kitchen and sat on the counter. Mom kept coming over or looking over to see what I was doing but I just sat there. Mom asked me if I was going to take over the kitchen duties LOL. She also said if I weren’t potty trained she would of chased me back to my condo by then. I enjoyed just sitting there for a long time. Dad was over in the kitchen and I got him to pick me up finally to take me back to my condo. “Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes playing a poor hand well.“ Left a vote for you my friend~~ Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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

08/22/2014 06:39.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
No raincoats, they are tough little girls! Mom used an umbrella, though.
Today mom went to the eye doc, who says all is well. She's going back in 3 weeks for the final follow up and the refraction exam for glasses, YAY! After the eye doc, she went to the center to do her shift at reception again. Maybe next week she'll start with the animals, but she felt it best to do another day at the desk today.
After the center, she went to the bank, then to the Giant Eagle pharmacy to pick up her meds, and finally to the pool for a couple of hours. Now we will have her for the rest of the day, hooray! She will be on the phone looking for a groomer for Polly for part of the time, but the rest of the time, she's ours.
I hope you are having a great day, good weather, and lots of cuddles. Hugs, Falco

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08/22/2014 12:23.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey buddy's
Well the rain is over with and the temps are starting to climb again.
I did enjoy the rain and cool weather while it lasted.
Today my mommy's putting war paint called hair dye on her head feathers... She's also cleaning the coffee maker with water and vinegar...
It's smelly !!! I guess I'll be in lockdown for a while but that's ok I have new shredding toys to keep me busy.
My daddy had the nerve to ask my mommy to go to Home Depot AGAIN !!!
She told him no !!! So he's taking my skin bro with him.
He hates to shop alone...

Have a cool and comfy day
Love your buddy
Panther.

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08/22/2014 11:26.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Thanks!
Thanks for the help, I found it! And it is saved right in my photo gallery now. Hope your having a wonderful day today, Partly cloudy here, not that warm though. Starting to feel like fall. Well talk to you tomorrow!
~Baxter

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08/22/2014 10:55.24 AM Report This Comment  
  Day 22- Crossing the rushing Red River
Howdy pardners, Chuey here with a brief update on our progress on the Cattle Trail.
With Jenny-Lynn's safe return from checkin' out the rustlers I was able to have some peace of mind. We have other pressing matters at hand. We'd no doubt deal with them rustlers mighty soon. Sky, Jenny-Lynn, Jedi, Ms BB and Pearl at point we began to haze the herd towards the river. The roar of the water fillin' our ears long before we arrived outside Doan. Sugar, Boo Boo, Snowflake, Chipper, and Cori helped to round up the cows with young calves at their feet. Ropin' the calves and tying 'em over their saddles for safety. The others took to yowlin' and Yippin' to stir the herd to movin'. Cattle by nature are leery of fast moving water, and this River was no different. They hesitated as they were pushed by those behind them down the red rocky banks into the cold water.
Jenny usin' her horse, Get Away, bumped the lead steer to get him committed to the swim, the others bulked as they entered the river, bawling and tryin' their darnedest to turn back. With a swat on the butt the lead cow plundered into the water, eyes wide with fear, but she continued to move, swimming as she reached the middle of the nearly mile wide crossing.
"Move' em long, gitt-along, cow-bosssssss, Git-ip, move 'em up." Sky yellsa t the frightened cattle, forcing them to swim to reach the other side safely. " JL, Rope that red before she falls" Jenny-Lynn ropes her in one try, pulling the tired heifer to safety closer to the bank.
"Calf down" Snowflake yells to Jedi who plunges his horse along side the calf being tugged away with the current. " Got 'er" he yells out, pulling the calf beside his horse and out of the river's rushing waters.
"Bring 'um up" Sky yells as the herd continues to file into the river on the Doan banks. " BB, black steer" he yells over the river's roar. BB swings Sun Dancer to the right and ropes a steer who has fallen before he got trampled by those behind him. The horses whinny loudly out of fear and tension as their riders push the herd forward. "Susan, white heifer to your left" A yearling heifer flails terrified in the strong current, pulled down stream. Susan races Thorin down the banks to cut off the drownin' heifer, roping her over the horns she backs her horse up pulling the bawling heifer to the opposite bank.
" YAAAAW!!! Get-a-long" Spot yells to the now hesitant cattle. He uses his horse to push them to the bank and Silver drives them on into the water.
Dixie, Cookie, Hulk and Cydney swim their mounts across the river just south of the herd, to help pull out stranded cattle to safety.
Suddenly a bawl cuts the air as a red checked bull enters the river, tryin' to turn back he bumps those behind him causing them to split and run away from the river. Celine and Polly race after him, with Zippy Rio and Pookie cutting in front of the herd following at his heels. We had a stampede headin' our way if they can't turn'em back to the water.
Chuey 245908

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08/22/2014 10:48.12 AM Report This Comment  
  HI PEARL & SILVER!!!
So right about the animals.They dart out in front of you so fast that there is no chance of avoiding it...That is the reason Mom prefers not to be behind the wheel......Wow!!!had quite some T-Storms here last evening....Along with that came a short power outage....But, places nearby had more violent storms with mega damage and flooding....So we can consider ourselves lucky...Yes whenever going to Doctor appointments it sure is best to take something along with you to do while waiting because rarely they are on time and the TV they have on as you said never is something you care to watch....Hope you are having a nice Friday..Just pecked a V4U...With many birdie wing hugs to both of you....Love you 2Tiels, Stormy :o)

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08/22/2014 09:24.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
Mom said there are more fish in Lake Erie, and she's really not in any hurry to get in a long term relationship at this time. When it happens, fine with her, but she has her sights set rather high, and won't lower her standards for a fling.

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08/22/2014 07:51.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl, hi Silver.
It's Blue and Jewel.
Yesterday mom and dad drove to downtown Los Angeles to see "We Will Rock You" the music of Queen so we were in lockdown all day. Wow! Mom and dad said it was great. Dad was never a big Queen fan but he really liked the music. Boy was it loud. After the play they drove, well attempted to drive home. The traffic was so bad that it took over an hour and a half to get back. they went straight to Vinny's, a local mom and pop Italian restaurant for dinner. But no, they didn't bring any "Birdy Bags" home. How rude!
Yesterday, when dad fed us, he gave us some new green stuff, called Herb Salad. Dad said it will make us healthier. I like it but Sassy hasn't touched hers, yet. Most of our flock has gobbled it up. I guess that's a good sign.
Today is going to be partly cloudy, with a high of 87 and a low of 63. Not sure what's going on, though.
Hope your day was fun.
Hugs,
Blue and Jewel.

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08/22/2014 07:40.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver,
GOOD MORNING!!

Stopping by early to leave you a vote!
Enjoy your day and have a great weekend!!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper.

08/22/2014 07:10.21 AM Report This Comment  
  H P&S, a short love note from Jenny
Lots of yard work for dad yesterday, it was looking a little tacky, and our lawn man came over and trimmed all the shrubs and bushes, and cleaned out some gutters, and hauled the rubbish away in his truck! We are having another very hot and humid day, but we are all staying inside today! Here's hoping you all have a great TGIF, and give my love to all in your home, see ya tomorrow...

Very much love from Jenny & the Dallas family

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08/22/2014 06:38.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
V4U today. Your hibiscus must look so beautiful, that is neat how large they are. Cori's mom was telling us about the hardy or bronze leaf hibiscus and how it adapts to the cold winters. Well, we bought one on clearance for our yard and it sure is pretty. It looked wilted and not too great when we bought it. All it needed was to be planted and watered. Now it's looking great. The hummingbirds already flew by to check out the flowers. The pink tropical hibiscus is looking a little better, but still has a long way to go before it's healthy looking. The other 3 tropical hibiscus are looking good. Wishing you a nice weekend. From, Marigold

Come visit me, Mayo, Dandy & Marigold.

08/22/2014 06:36.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Pearl and Silver!
We will be glad when your dads treatments are over.....and hope they will be successful!
Yeah...they have mass transit in DC...... But getting into and out of DC was always a nightmare. Unbelievable traffic. And........the highway that goes around the city....called the beltway......that is just insane. When my parronts drive up back north from NC....they do not even get near the beltway! It is always awful...no matter what time of day!
Hope you have a nice day!
Love,
Raffikki

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08/22/2014 05:58.21 AM Report This Comment  
  TGIF !
Today is the last day (morning) mom is going to school ! ! She brought some things for daddy to do - mostly cutting out things for a project - I shall do everything in my power to help !

Then she wants to go to the local farm for some fresh picked peaches :) YUMMY in my tummy ! I absolutely deserve it too - do you know what I heard her doing yesterday ? Making an appointment for a pedicure for me - For some reason she thinks my nails are getting long - what she doesn't like a little scratch now and again ?

Oh no, sis only comes when mom is gone ? Baby Jade needs to see g'ma !

Hope you have a good day :) love Cookie

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08/22/2014 05:44.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kids
We're going to help Jetta, with his new business. JETTA'S JAVA JOINT... He can do better than Stat Yucky. ha ha ha. RT

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08/22/2014 01:28.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kids
Did someone say, FREE COFFEE. Now that's my kind of a job. That's a great perk.

Come visit me, Jetta - HOTTER THAN WHERE ?.

08/22/2014 12:35.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and silver
More random animal facts that may surprise you
13. Less time separates the existence of humans and the tyrannosaurus rex than the T-rex and the stegosaurus.
14. There's a place on Earth where seagulls prey on right whales.
15. Owls don't have eyeballs. They have eye tubes.
16. Animals with smaller bodies and faster metabolism see in slow motion.
17. Dogs' sense of smell is about 100,000 times stronger than humans', but they have just one-sixth our number of taste buds.
18. The extinct colossus penguin stood as tall as LeBron James.
19. Male gentoo and Adelie penguins "propose" to females by giving them a pebble.
20. Azara's owl monkeys are more monogamous than humans.
21. Barn owls are normally monogamous, but about 25 percent of mated pairs "divorce."
22. A group of parrots is known as a pandemonium.
23. Polar bears have black skin.
24. Reindeer eyeballs turn blue in winter to help them see at lower light levels.

love Boo Boo

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08/21/2014 10:23.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
Well, my tail was broken and a mess for the first 2 years that I lived here. That first man never took care of me and kept me in a tiny cage. Now that I have a lovely tail (mom's words) I have been doing much better taking care of it.
It seems that most stores that carry bird items cater to keet size birds or keets and huge birds. So, what are we in the middle suppose to do?
I'm so jealous of your temps!!!!
Hope every bird had a good day. Tomorrow is condo cleaning day. I heard mom say that my stuff will be changed around. I'm not liking that! It will take me all day to re-arrange it!
Have a greyt night.
Hugs
Chyna

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08/21/2014 10:01.51 PM Report This Comment  
  KAJI FOR 10K CLUB VOTE PG# 43005
HI PEARL N SILVER, WELL ITS BEEN A BUSY 2 DAYS WITH G-PA GOING TO THE HOSPITAL FOR SURGERY YESTERDAY AND MOM AND G-MA BEING THERE 6 1/2 HRS. THEY KEPT G-PA OVERNIGHT FOR OBSERVATION. THEN TODAY MOM WAS WAITING FOR WHEN THEY WERE GOING TO DISCHARGE HIM WHICH WAS AT 1PM. THEN ONCE HOME MOM HAD TO TAKE G-MA TO THE DENTIST.

MOM IS HOPING FOR A RESTFUL WEEKEND.

KACEY

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08/21/2014 09:25.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
My Mom has the same problem with us but usually when she calls our names we'll come out for her and she'll call Kallie and he'll come flying to her!If Kallie is out in the dining room play gym and Mom calls him to come to the bird room he'll come after her and meet her on the playgym in our room!But when Mom is trying to get him to come inside his cage out the bird room door he flies to the tv room and then he makes Mom chase him all over the house,he doesn't think he should be caged at all!You two are like me,I love just getting to the highest places in the house,but our kitchen cabinets go all the way to the ceiling so we can't perch there!
That Harbor Freight store is a guys delight,you should see Mom and Nana in there,there is so much stuff in there and so many long aisles to go through I'll bet any guy would just love to hang out in there for days just checking out all the tools,parts lighting etc they have there!
Mom hates to clip our flights and likes to have them long so we can make a fast getaway if needed,but we don't pay attention to her when she's trying to get us to learn something like a new trick or to try eating a new food etc!
My Mom stayed barefoot all day today and as soon as the sun warmed up the deck floor boards she took us all out and stood on the burning boards she said it made her foot feel better!Tomorrow she's off and running to the dump with Nana and running some errands,she'll be hobbling like an old lady all around the stores!LOL!She has to find a birthday gift for skin sis who's bday is on Thursday as is my baby fister Candida's so she wants to get her something new to play with too!
We woke up to a mostly cloudy cool day here and then by the afternoon the sun came out nicely and it got up to 76 degrees,Mom pulled some weeds in her garden,cleaned our cages and did some house chores and collected the trash and made out some bills and got them in the mail.She made rice krispie treats for dessert for tonight and made rice and veggies for dinner,we got some rice,basmati and was it good,even my picky baby fister Candida loved it and ate it too!We got to get outside on the deck for some time in the sun and a soaking shower!We have been getting really freezing nights here as low as 56 the other night and the mornings have been cool while the afternoons have been so warm and pleasant,it almost feels like a fall day instead of a summer one!
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

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08/21/2014 08:29.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl Hi Silver
That's good the company allowed the person to wear shorts that was outside working the sidewalk sale especially with the temps being that warm.
My mom puts the peanuts out on our patio which my cage is close to so I can see all the critters that come . Today we saw a cardinal hop up and grab just one peanut and fly off and she never came back for another one.
Have a good night.

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08/21/2014 06:35.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
Oh yea them detours sure take you around and none are a shortcut unless you know the area and can get there faster your own way then. Mom was glad she knows the area for the detour since she often travels that route too.
Moms cousin that lives next door has gone back to work and mom says she misses visiting back and forth through the day like they did when she was off. Mom is happy both her operations were a success and she is ok now and able to go back though and happy for her, Mom and her chat some on the weekends though so that is good too. When she would come in the door I would always yell real loud cause she just has that voice that makes me do it LOL. “Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes playing a poor hand well.“ Left a vote for you my friend~~ Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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08/21/2014 06:24.25 PM Report This Comment  
  HI PEARL & SILVER!!!
Mom & Dad are retired so they are off every day...But, since Mom lives here she gave up driving because all of the deer and other animals that continue to run out in front of the car.....That leaves Dad to take her where ever she needs to go....She said she would drive in case of an emergency....Your Mom had the perfect idea to take a book or listen to music while she is waiting....Hope your day is a nice one...Just pecked a V4U....With many birdie wing hugs to both of you....Love to my 2 Tiel friends, Stormy :o)

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08/21/2014 06:09.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 21-- The Perils that lurk in the water
Howdy wranglers, Chuey here with today's Cattle Drive Update. It's a warm day as the sun rose over the horizon. The final night watch was in from the herd as Kaji and Lizzie served up a mes of biscuits with gravy, oatmeal and black thick Texas Coffee. A mighty fine feed if ya are askin' me. Mikey was busy loading up the hot-rolls into the Dragon-wagon (chuck-wagon to all ye green-horns) as the light finally began to bounce off the milling herd of critters out on the pasture just north-east of Doan.
I'd been a ponderin' what had become of Jenny-Lynn and the spies we'd left yonder in the hills keepin' an eye on our rustler friends there. About the time I was gettin to frettin' some, Kiddo came galloping into Doan with news. " Jenny-Lynn had decided the only ways to know what a rustler was thinkin' was to become one of them." .she acted like she is running from the law and asks to join them, she knew Kiddo, Panther, Finnegan, & Sweetie had got her back! This is not an attack, merely a fact finding mission to determine fire power and numbers, BUT JL IS READY FOR COME WHAT MAY! She will slip out of the outlaws camp when they are all sleeping like babies cuz they had to much Red Eye to drink! " That left me with some concerns but knowin' Jenny-Lynn she could handle herself, we began to prepare the herd for the River crossin'.
One of the most dangerous parts of driving cattle was the River Crossings. A deep river that was wide like the Red River, and had a strong current from recent rain presented three great hazards. One was the cattle could be swept downstream, making them tired from struggling and causing them to drown. Cattle have no lick-a-sense and can get half way across and change their minds and turn back, causing the herd to become tangled up together and drown. The River banks themselves were a problem As the herd entered and exited the stream they need firm ground, enough to support 800 pounds of wet beef. Sometimes with the wet cattle ahead, followers found themselves mired in quicksand that sucked the cow down where it died a slow terrified death.
When the water was too hazardous to cross it meant delays which caused problems as many herds arrived at the same locale, needing grass to graze and putting the drivers behind schedule. Wranglers worked 24/7 to keep herds separated while they waited on the River to recede.
With all this in mind, we set out to gather the herd of ornery critters back into one place to begin the arduous task of crossing the rapidly flowing Red River, running fast after all the recent rains. With guns blasting into the air, whips lickin the flanks of some very stubborn strays, and ropin' in cows with infant calves at their sides it took well onwards to noon before the herd was back in line to begin the water crossing.
Trail Boss Chuey 245908

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08/21/2014 01:23.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello
Hello there feathered friend! hmm... I have not been able to find the picture sugar has made.... Do you know where I can find it at???? Have a great day!
~Baxter

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08/21/2014 01:19.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver,
Stopping by to leave you a vote!
Hope you're having a good day!

Your friend,
Chipper

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08/21/2014 10:21.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Buddy's
We may get more rain today but not sure yet. We enjoyed the down pour that we had all day and for two nights. It's so cool and refreshing.
You are right we need much more rain in all of California...
My mommy hates going to home depot !!! She says it's boring !!!
When my daddy get's that itch to do a home project he goes there and has to look at everything. And he always wants my mommy to go with him. I think he bribes her with a nice place to eat after they are finished shopping there heehee.

Have a cool and comfy day
Love your buddy
Panther.

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08/21/2014 10:03.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
V4U today. There's nothing new here. Mom's just been so busy as always. There are now 4 tropical hibiscus on our deck and 1 hardy hibiscus planted in the yard. LOL :) They were all on clearance and needed a good home so home they came! LOL :) One of the hibiscus is in especially poor condition so hopefully it will bounce back after some TLC. It's been so hot and humid here, the mosquitoes are as big as birds. Not really, but you know what I mean. LOL :) Have a good day. From, Marigold

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08/21/2014 09:07.15 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Pearl and Silver!
The numbing drug would be an awful med to forget! Jeezzzzz! Sure will be glad when your dad is done with that.
Yeah....living outside of Washington DC years ago with all of that crazy traffic.....my parronts dont miss that a bit!
Hope you have a great day!
Love,
Raffikki

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08/21/2014 08:04.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi P&S we are taking a few days off, from Jenny
...as for taking a few days off the BC, my slow old dad needs some time to get caught up on certain things, please be patient with us, it is only temporary! Please do not forget us, or forsake us, we'll be back with bells on, count on that! We have got like 5 days in a row of low 90's, and all the while scattered thunder showers are predicted ( scattered means that every home will receive 3 or 4 drops of rain), while our grass is brown and brittle! Aunt Denise is getting our share, and probably dancing in her yard naked, the witch, witches can do that ya know, LOL! Have a great day my dear friend, and give my love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Unconditional love always, Jenny & the for real Dallas family

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08/21/2014 07:57.19 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl, hi Silver.
It's Blue and Jewel.
Oh boy, was yesterday all mixed up. Mom never went to the police station. Instead, mom helped dad clean up the bedroom so he could clean the carpets. When dad was ready to do that mom asked him to look a bunch of stuff up on the internet. Then mom said that she needed to go to Bed, Bath & Beyond. Dad said that he needed to go to the Magnolia Bird Farm for some Herb Salad for us and then to Walmart for some Aloe for us. But by the time mom was ready to go dad could have been to the bird farm and Walmart and been back home. They finally left and they did get everything done. Then they stopped at Subway for a sandwich before they went to the last concert in the park for the year. It was another big band called The Swing Cats. They were great. Nom's parronts went, too.
Today will be party cloudy, with a high of 88 and a low of 66 but we'll be in lockdown cuz mom and dad are going to downtown Los Angeles to see a play called "A Musical Tribute to QUEEN".
Hope your day is fun.
Hugs,
Blue and Jewel.

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08/21/2014 07:39.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
Mom says movie theater food is tasteless and expensive, so she doesn't even look at the snack bar when they go.
Not much new here, mom did get to the pool yesterday and it turned into a gorgeous day by noon. Today looks good, too. Later she will go to dinner with her sister, then come home and clean cages for us. Tomorrow morning is her second follow up appointment with the eye doc, then back to the center for her shift.
Mom got an email from SamIAm's mom, Aunt Robin. Her lupus and rheumatoid arthritis have both flared up at once, not long after she underwent oral surgery. She had to quit taking one of her drugs for the surgery, and is now able to take it again, but it has to build up in her system to work. Anyway she's at home with a fever, thinking about BC and how much she misses everyone. Sam misses his birdie friends, too. We hope to see them back soon, but in the meantime, please keep Aunt Robin in your prayers.
I hope you are having a good day and getting lots of sunshine and scritchies. Hugs, Falco

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08/21/2014 07:26.07 AM Report This Comment  
  hi fellows
We woke up to rain :( It's a good day for mom to go try to finish up in the classroom. While she does, I'll nap ! If everything but those pesky boards are done she won't have to go back till meeting time on the 2nd of Sept. Problem is she has 2 small ones and 2 huge almost wall size ones ! Tomorrow she wants to go to the farm for peaches and early apples - can you say YUMMY ?

Yesterday she scrubbed down my gym - boy do I have a lot of work ahead of me today ! All my toys are on the table and have to be dragged back one at a time and a perfect place found for them ! So I hope she gets home early !

How many times has mom gone to see the baby ? The house must be quiet with them gone now - you two will have to make extra noise !

Have a good Thursday :) Love Cookie

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08/21/2014 04:57.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kids
Well, after almost TWO YEARS of hearing Pops say, "Good morning, Jetta", I finally got around to saying good morning back to him. I know a lot of words, and talk my head off, but for some reason, I just didn't like the sound of that, so it took me awhile to say it. Now he's happy.

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08/21/2014 04:02.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kids
Our all time favorite was Apricot Crème, but haven't been able to find it lately. That was so smooth, and good. RT

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08/21/2014 02:22.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and silver
HAPPY HUMPDAY how is that little baby doing?
i find these facts and are fascinated by them and all i want to do is share them. today will be 12 of these 36 facts. i hope you enjoy them.
random animal facts that may surprise you
1. A type of "immortal" jellyfish is capable of cheating death indefinitely.
2. Octopuses have three hearts.
3. Butterflies can taste with their feet.
4. Cats and horses are highly susceptible to black widow venom, but dogs are relatively resistant. Sheep and rabbits are apparently immune.
5. Sharks kill fewer than 10 people per year. Humans kill about 100 million sharks per year.
6. Wild dolphins call each other by name.
7. Young goats pick up accents from each other.
8. Humpback whale songs spread like "cultural ripples from one population to another."
9. Tardigrades are extremely durable microscopic animals that exist all over Earth. They can survive any of the following: 300 degrees Fahrenheit (149 Celsius), -458 degrees F (-272 C), the vacuum of space, pressure six times stronger than the ocean floor and more than a decade without food.
10. Horses use facial expressions to communicate with each other.
11. Elephants have a specific alarm call that means "human."
12. Squirrels can't burp or vomit.

love Boo Boo

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08/20/2014 10:18.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
Mom says I did a really good job with my bent tail feather. I have it straighten and it fits right in with all the good ones.
As for Petsmart, they sure don't have much for birdies. They are mostly for dogs and then cats. This is so unfair. Mom has asked several managers about it. They say that bird people don't buy much so, they won't stock much for us. Well, when you stock things for the tiny birds and huge birds ... what is the medium birds suppose to buy??? UNFAIR!
But, yes, I do get a lot of attention when I'm out shopping.
It was another good day for chewing up my wood toys. The weather is dreary again. It looks like we will have low to mid 70's with possible t-storms for the next 6 days. Maybe we'll see some sun. I want a refund on summer! Time to put away the unused swimsuit and get the peppermint hot chocolate ready.
Hugs
Chyna

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08/20/2014 10:13.05 PM Report This Comment  
  kind of a noise!
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

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08/20/2014 09:15.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
We woke up to a sunshine day and it was a cold night and a cool morning,but as the morning progressed the sun came out and warmed everything up,we got up to 76 degrees.Skin sis came over early this morning and picked Mom up and they went to zumba class and Mom was not able to really put her all into it,her sneakers were squeezing her painful toe and the side of her foot!She couldn't wait to get back out to the car and take them off and get her thongs on her feet!Then they went and picked up Nana and went to Dennis to the AAA so Nana could get her registration renewed for her car,then they went to a new pet store there but they were small and didn't have much for birds,then they went to grab a bite to eat and then to HarborFreight store in Hyannis(it has everything there from tools to automotive,batteries,tarps,household things etc,wood stoves and Mom got another one of those nice florescent lights that you can use like a pocket type light,the batteries that Nana had wanted were gone,I guess AA's are quite popular!Then they went back to Mashpee to Roche Bros grocery store and Mom and Nana got some blueberries that were on sale!After skin sis drove Nana home,she took Mom home and Mom had to get my Dad's dinner fast(Nana had given Mom some leftover turkey she had made the night before with stuffing and a sweet potato and gravy to take back to him)my dad has to work long line painting again tonight,more of the white lines,so as she put the dinner in the oven to warm up that Nana sent home for him,she cleaned our cages and then we got to go outside on the deck while the sun was still out and join dad for dinner and while we were out there all the birds disappeared,and a poor lone grackle was squished up on the bird feeder not moving a muscle,Kallie kept looking up to the sky and not long after that a huge hawk flew down to the yard across the street,all the sparrows flew out from the bush there and everything got stone quiet,Mom moved our cages inside the house and got us back to our room.That was all we had of the sun today!
Mom is seriously thinking of clipping Kallie's flights for the winter and Candida's also so she can learn some tricks.She is so active and needs something to occupy her mind!Besides Mom needs at least two more fids in our performance group,Dixie loves to work but Mom doesn't want him to be on his feet all the time!
Oh I just know how you feel about being up on the curtain rod!Mario and I just love going up there also and most of the time Mom can't find us as she never thinks to look up there because my frothers love to just fly from playgym to play gym!Pearl sounds like Mario,he doesn't want anyone to preen him either,he never used to be like that!He's changing in his old age!LOL!
Mom can understand how your sweet daddy would love to keep the tv on when he's home!Mom says she just can't stand the sounds of silence in the house,especially at night when my dad is gone,she can hear the house creaking or something making some k

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

08/20/2014 09:15.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
Well the detour wasnt that bad cause mom knew where she was going and knows the area so that was good too. Dad says its the Railroad they are working on and not the road that the detour is in force. Guess they leave the trains go through somehow though.
This morning I was free to leave my condo with the door open but in the morning I like to take a little nap first. Its always hard to get awake for me anyway. Then mom said she had to clean in the back rooms a bit so my door had to be shut…she says I tend to get into trouble if left unattended Pfftttt. Then she got that done and though I could see her I had to stay in again cause she was making a huge pot of beans and another of rice for me. Guess the freezer didn’t have much left in it from the last time. I bet someone else has been eating my beans and rice cause I cant believe I ate all mom made before. Well at least once she got that done I did get out for a while so that was good. “Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes playing a poor hand well.“ Left a vote for you my friend~~ Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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