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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

13 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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  Friday Flitzer
We're getting a bad storm all day here in Buffalo. Lots of snow and wind and bitter cold temperatures.

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Dad postponed my trip for grooming with Aunt Maria until Monday. He didn't want to get stuck in the storm with me in the car. He's a caring Dad.
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Hope you have a safe and happy day.
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~Wings Up~

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02/12/2016 03:23.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Friday Flitzer
Hello, my friends -

We're getting a bad storm all day here in Buffalo. Lots of snow and wind and bitter cold temperatures.

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Dad postponed my trip for grooming with Aunt Maria until Monday. He didn't want to get stuck in the storm with me in the car. He's a caring Dad.
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Hope you have a safe and happy day.
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~Wings Up~

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02/12/2016 03:22.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kids
Jetta was here to say hi de ho.

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02/12/2016 02:23.02 AM Report This Comment  
  hi guys !
Today is it ! Mom's last day of school for a week :) And it won't be too bad either - the kids have music this afternoon and when they come back they'll have their little Valentine party . . . then she's all mine ! My Valentine !

And the only thing on the agenda is shopping for new sheets and towels, oh and potholders, since she didn't find them the other night ! I know I'm ready - in fact yesterday I was in a very feisty mood (dad's words) ! I played, chattered, tossed toys, had a bath and then sang songs with daddy :) Woooo Hoooooo !


Have a lovely TGIF ! love Cookie

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02/12/2016 02:07.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
This weekend bird enthusiasts from around the world will become citizen scientists for a few days during the 19th annual Great Backyard Bird Count, which is happening this year February 12-15.During this four-day event, which is organized by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the National Audubon Society and Bird Studies Canada, people will be headed outdoors to count their local birds in the name of science.The goal of the count is to give scientists a better understanding of bird populations and distribution during the winter. The data collected can help them answer questions about how they’re being affected by factors like disease, development and climate change and how the timing of migrations may change over the years, in addition to offering insight about where conservation efforts need to be focused to protect species at risk.
The Great Backyard Bird Count first launched in 1998 and involvement has grown exponentially over the years. Last year more than 140,000 people from more than 100 countries participated, counting 18,726,079 individual birds from 5,090 different species. The total resulted in what organizers called “the most detailed four-day snapshot of global bird populations ever undertaken.”
This year organizers are encouraging more people to join. They believe the unusual weather patterns associated with El Niño may have a significant impact on birds being spotted.
“We’ve seen huge storms in western North America plus an unusually mild and snow-free winter in much of the Northeast,” said Audubon chief scientist Gary Langham. “And we’re seeing birds showing up in unusual places, such as a Great Kiskadee in South Dakota, as well as unseasonal records like Orchard Oriole and Chestnut-sided Warbler in the Northeast. We’re curious to see what other odd sightings might be recorded by volunteers during this year’s count.”
While organizers note odd sightings may be exciting, gathering data on common birds is just as important to see how they’re faring.
“Citizen-science projects like the Great Backyard Bird Count are springing up all over the world,“More and more, scientists are relying on observations from the public to help them gather data at a scale they could never achieve before. The GBBC is a great way to get your feet wet: you can count birds for as little as 15 minutes on one day or watch for many hours each day at multiple locations–you choose your level of involvement.”
Participating is easy, and free, and is open to people of all skill levels. Experts are being encouraged to help fledge newcomers and there are plenty of tools for those starting out to help identify local birds.
love Boo Boo

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02/11/2016 11:45.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
Thanks, I do like the new sofa. I usually keep an eye on new things for a while. But, I had to be on the sofa asap ... I really like it. Mom thinks it's the color I like. It's right across from my condo so I see it all day long. MINE!!!!
It was a beautiful day of 76 and the pool was 78. Mom went shopping early and dad went golfing. Dad lost a golf ball to a gator, oh well! It landed right next to him and dad let him keep it ... hehehe. Then, I had a fun walk-about the house. Mom kept an eye on me ... why? After that, we went outside for some warm sun on the feathers, it felt good! We should be in the 70's starting Saturday, hope so.
Hugs
Chyna

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02/11/2016 09:59.55 PM Report This Comment  
  eir wings wide for a big group tiel wing hug and hold on tight basking in their shared friendship and joy!Soon they all grab instruments and Pearl begins to sing 'Love Will Find Its Way To You' by Reba McEntire with Peepers and Silver harmonizing and joining in on the chorus.
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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02/11/2016 08:55.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
We saw a man on the news tonight and he was not too happy with the Boston frigid weather there.He was from California and said he rather liked their warmer temperatures compared to Boston weather!Its so cold here and right now its 12 degrees.Its a little less in Boston and everyone is bundling up in lots of layers.We'll be getting the arctic vortex here by Saturday with the single digits in some areas.
We are so praying that you keep getting the rain you so need there to keep the reservoirs full and the droughts ended.
You are so right about the kids today not understanding the basic math with all the ways they are trying to teach them.I know we had some different math lessons here in our schools when the skin sibs were still in school and it was just as confusing to the parents.
This morning after Mom got dad off to work she did some quiet work before she got us all up and watered the poor plants that she had neglected in the last several days because of all the snow and storms.They are slowly reviving.She got an email from skin sis that she arrived at the hospital at 5:17 am this morning and her surgery was scheduled for 7:30am.By now she should be back in recovery and Mom is so praying that she is all right and things went well.Mom only wishes she could be there with her and that the hospital wasn't so far away from here,skin sis said that she will try to contact Mom when she wakes up from the surgery.Its an overcast cloudy day here and so cold,the highs for the day of 28 the lows of 12 and right now its 12.The sun looks like its trying to come out and we wish it would.Mom got us up and had a big mess to clean up after from Candida's chewed cardboard covering over her grate and some of her toys,and she found our fister Celine out of the cage and on top of it.They too made a mess with pellets all over the floor and some feathers.Mom got us all cleaned out and then gave each of us our warm bean mix.Mom is happy to be home and is quite tired and didn't feel like even getting up this morning.She's in slow motion getting her chores done and collecting the trash and recycles to go to the dump tomorrow.Then she will try and clean the oven and the bathrooms and get them clean.It will be a wonderful boring day for us with nothing of interest going on,but having Mom home is everything and we don't mind at all!Mom finally heard from skin sis around 6:30pm tonight and Mom could barely understand her as she was still groggy from the pain meds they were giving her.Mom,all of us and skin sis so appreciate all the wing crossings you send her way for a fast recovery.Mom is still waiting to see if she'll come home here with us or go back to her apartment.Mom hopes she'll stay here as it will make it so much easier for Mom to take care of her.
My dad finally got to stay home all last night and finally got some sleep and he was home tonight after work also.But things may change by Saturday when the next snowfall is predicted.
The three tiels all open th

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02/11/2016 08:54.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
Yes the germs spread spread quickly so sickness happens even in good weather too.
Today was back to the grind here with the laundry and house cleaning. The good thing it kept mom at home or else that feather trim settled her tail feathers down LOL. I did fly to mom and tried to give her some of my total organic pellets but she said she wasn’t hungry so I just dropped it on the floor. I keep trying to feed her my food thinking she might give me some or hers but so far it isn’t working. “My heart smiles just thinking of you.“ Leaving a vote for you my friend~~Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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02/11/2016 06:32.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver,
Here are some words of love:

Aloha is literally the combination of two words. Alo means to be face to face or in the presence of. Ha means the breath of life. So, aloha means to be face to face, or exchanging, the breath of life. This is a kind of blessing that is used to say hello, good bye, I love you, and generally to describe people living with respect and love for each other ("live aloha" or the "aloha spirit").

A great way to say I love you in Hawaiian, without using words, is the honi. Two people gently press their foreheads and noses together (with eyes and mouth closed). Calmly breath through the nostrils for a few breaths, exchanging ha. This is the greeting of both Hawaiians and Maori. And it is also the way that I say good night to my children.
Sweetheart - Ku’uipo (koo-ooh ee-poh)

honi – kiss

ho’opono – faithful

hoku – star

kahakai – beach

kala – money

na’au – pretty

nani – beautiful, enjoyable nohea –

handsome, loveliness punahele - favorite

I thank you all for your love, votes and support during my campaign for BOTM.

Mahalo and have a great big birdie day.

Here’s a vote for you.

Love,

Laka Aolani, Candidate for BOTM

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02/11/2016 05:55.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Continued
In the occasion of Valentine’s Day I thought you might want to learn some lovely Hawaiian words to say to your sweetie. Aloha au ia ‘oe (ah-low-ha ow-eeah oy) = I love you; Aloha no au ia ‘oe (ah-low-ha no-ow-eeah oy) = I truly love you; Aloha nui loa (ah-low-ha noo-ee low-ah) = all my love Aloha Pumehana (ah-low-ha pooh-me-hana) = Warm love, affection; Me ke aloha (Me-kay-ah-low-ha) = with love ; Mau loa (Mau-low-ah) = forever; Mahalo e ke akuia no keia la (Ma-ha-low e kay aku-eea no kay-ia lah); = thanks be to God for this day
Happy New Year ~ Hau’oli Makahiki Hou (pronounced how-oh-lay ma-ka-hee-key ho) Happy Birthday ~ Hau`oli la Hanau (pronounced how-oh-lay la ha-now)
Happy Anniversary ~ Hau`oli la Ho'omana'o (pronounced how-oh-lay la ho-o-ma-na-o) Happy Retirement ~ Hau`oli la Ho’omaha loa (pronounced how-oh-lay la ho-o-ma-ha low-a) Happy Sweet 16 ~ Hau`oli Momona 'Umi Kumaono (pronounced how-oh-lay mo-mo-na oo-me ku-ma-o-no) A hui hou kakou Until we meet again; Aloha kakahiaka Good morning Aloha `auinala (ah-low-ha ow-ee-na-lah) = Good afternoon; Aloha ahiahi (ah-low-ha ahee-ahee) = Good evening Aloha `oe (ah-low-ha oy) = Farewell to you ; A`ole pilikia (a-olay pee-lee-key-ah) = No problem, Your welcome; E komo mai (ah-komow-mai) = Welcome, come in
Hana Hou!(hana hoe) = One more time!; Kipa hou mai (keepa hoe mai) = Come visit again Aloha Au Ia 'Oe ~ (ah-low-ha ow-la-oy) = I Love You; Mahalo (ma-ha-low) = Thank you Mahalo nui loa (ma-ha-low new-ee-lowa) = Thank you very much; Malu No (ma-loo no) = Reserved For; (This is ideal for place card settings); Me ka `oia`i`o (me ka ooeeah-eeoh) = With sincerity; Mau Loa (mau-low-ah) = Forever; Nau wale no (now wah-lei-no) = Just for you `O wai kou inoa?(o-vai-ko = What is your name?; Pomaika`I = Good Luck akahele = be careful of; Akamai = smart, intelligent; aloha is a greeting used to say hello or goodbye. Aloha can also mean love. anuanu = cold; anuenue = rainbow; a 'ole - = no `auinala = afternoon; `aumakua = family guardian spirits; apolima = bracelet; ‘awakea = noontime; 'awe = backpack; honi (hoe nee) = kiss; huli (hoo lee) = turn ikaika (ee-kai-kah) = strong; kokua (ko-ku-ah) = help, cooperation; lua (loo ah) = bathroom, toilet; mahina (mah-hee-na) = moon; maika`i (mai-kah-ee) = good; mele (me-le) = song, sing na`au (nah-ow) = pretty; pu`iwa (pooh-eevah) = surprise. THE END.
Thank you for all the love and votes and support for my campaign for BOTM.
Here’s a vote for you, my sweet friends. J Mahalo Nui Loa,
Love, Laka Aolani, Candidate for BOTM

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02/11/2016 05:54.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl Hi Silver
My mom really needs a bigger purse or pockets for when she goes to the movies as there is never enough room for a bottle of water or any kind of drink Maybe if she took everything out of her purse there might be. My dad will get a icee at the movies once and awhile but mom thinks those are way over priced too.
Hopefully that rain will come soon along with cooler temps. Think I heard something about some light snow here tomorrow but not sure. All I do know is that its still going to be a cold weekend guess it doesn't matter much since its moms weekend to work. Have a good evening.

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02/11/2016 04:14.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
The last El Nino it rained every day in March, so maybe that is when all the wet will come this time too. We still need a bunch more, that's for sure.

Well, it is even slightly warmer today than yesterday with a high of 86 here, so Mom decided I needed to get outside a little earlier for my sunbath. She and Dad double-teamed me again, and I was outside at 11, but it was already plenty warm. Dad brought me a little tater chip piece, and I enjoyed that. Then Mom gave me a nutriberry a little later. Not a bad sunbath over all.

Then Mom left to go get her arthritis massage, and Mattea used something new today: hot stones! Sounds painful, but they were not burning hot, and they were smooth. Mattea rubbed Mom's pain spots with them, and they just seemed to melt the tension. Pretty neat.

Then I got her and lunch when she got home. We shared one of those frozen lunches: chicken tamale and Spanish rice. I don't care about the tamale, but I do love that rice, especially the peas and corn in there. Yum!

Kiddo

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02/11/2016 02:52.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Pearl, Hello Silver~
I hope you guys are having a great day. Boring around here. Just doing laundry and watching the dog try to destroy the house.
Ian had a late shift today and doesn't get off until 5. Jennifer gets off at 5 also. Mom will pick them up and then get some sleep. She still has lots of clearance to get done. They moved some of the home decor stuff over to the domestic department. They won't physically move the stuff but all the stuff in on the paperwork for domestics. Mom found some of the stuff and couldn't figure out where the paperwork was! The domestic person is on vacation so mom pulled her paperwork out and there was all the stuff mom kept finding. Mom knew it was going to happen but she thought it was next month! Now she has to finish it all up tonight! At least she is busy. Boring makes the night drag!
I hope you guys have a fabulous evening.
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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02/11/2016 02:38.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Buddy's
My mommy remembers perms...Does your mommy remember the California curl???
That perm was very popular and smelled bad too.It's a good thing us fids don't have to smell it anymore heehee!!!

I wish I could distribute this heat to my BC family who are living in cold states and they can distribute their cold weather to us birds who are frying...

I thought crickets only come out during the summer.Guess what???
They are invading us!!!!

They seem to be as confused as we are with this hot weather...

As for sick and injured mommy's and daddy's we wish you wellness and a quick recovery.

Have an awesome day
Love your buddy
Panther
AKA... WILD THING

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02/11/2016 09:42.35 AM Report This Comment  
  HI PEARL & SILVER!!!
Sorry Mom spelled many wrong and signed Sams name instead of mine.....Got to get a new typist I think...Love, Stormy :o)

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02/11/2016 08:47.36 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl, Hi Silver.
It's Blue and Jewel.
Mom and dad went to an early free movie yesterday so we were not on the BC. They saw "The Finest Hours". Excellent movie about a Coast Guard rescue at sea that turned out to be the greatest small Coast Guard Boat rescue ever! A true story that took place in the 1950's. Then they went shopping for groceries and much to dad displeasure, they went to mom's favorite jewelry store. After the jewelry store they went to DAD'S favorite Mexican restaurant for dinner.
Today will be clear and warm, with a high of 88 and a low of 56. It's also Magnolia Bird Farm day. We all need more food and supplies. Also, dad needs to get more corn cob bedding for the bottoms of some of our cages. He gets it as a feed and grain store but they only accept cash so dad has to figure out how much to pull out of the bank.
Hope your day is fun.
Hugs,
Blue and Jewel.

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02/11/2016 08:45.23 AM Report This Comment  
  HI PEARL & SILVER!!!
Well that is just it Mom does not know how to relax and enjoy life..Everytime she says that she is going to do it starts worrying about another thing...
Hopefully soon the drought will no longer be for all of you out there...
Yes, you are right about the Hummingbirds but do not think they look at it that way..We also have 4 ports on our feeder and all we ever see on it at a time is 1 and if another comes it chases it away....Anyway it is just so interesting to watch them...
Sure hope you are having a great Thursday...Pecked a V4U...Manyb birdie wing hugs to both of you my dear friends..Love you 2 buddies, Sam :o)

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02/11/2016 08:43.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
A bag sounds like a good idea for the socks, or else pin each pair together with safety pins or paper clips.
We had more nuisance snow overnight. It's just a little, but enough to make walking the dogs a bit slippery this morning. Mom got through it, though, and swept and salted walk and driveway again. It's supposed to get REALLY cold this weekend, but no more snow is predicted. We'll see how that goes, haha.
At the end of the summer, mom told all her pool buddies that she would organize a lunch sometime over the winter. Yesterday she finally did just that. She texted, called, and emailed everyone with the details, and they are all meeting at a local restaurant for lunch on Feb. 23. She even arranged a snow date: if it's miserable on the 23rd, they will meet the following week, same time, same place.
Mom is going out to dinner tonight with her sis and brother in law. She is going to take a quick peek at their lunch menu because this is the restaurant she has chosen for the get together.
That's all the news that's fit to print. I hope you are having a great day, getting lots of cuddles and scritches. Stay warm (or cool, if you're in CA). Hugs, Falco

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02/11/2016 07:59.19 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Pearl and Silver!
When my parronts moved to this gated community 9 years ago......they had neighborhood reps....and my parronts were part of that. But...it was a phone tree! In this day and age...a phone tree. Well, it didnt work very well, and my parronts dropped out of it. Dont know if it stil, exists..probably not, but it sure would have come in handy last week!
So...still no rain? Ugh!
Have a nice day!
Love,
Raffikki

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02/11/2016 07:16.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Pearl and Silver!
When my parronts moved to this gated community 9 years ago......they had neighborhood reps....and my parronts were part of that. But...it was a phone tree! In this day and age...a phone tree. Well, it didnt work very well, and my parronts dropped out of it. Dont know if it stil, exists..probably not, but it sure would have come in handy last week!
So...still no rain? Ugh!
Have a nice day!
Love,
Raffikki

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02/11/2016 07:15.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning Cupertino Tiel boys-from Jen Lynn
This morning the Electric Company will be coming to install our new service box thingy! That means no electricity all day long, no computer, no TV, and no heat, and on one of our coldest days of the year! We do not want a miracle, we simply want to get back to normal, and have things the way they always used be! Hopefully by tomorrow the electric grid in our home will be restored to a safe working order! Dad's nurse gave him a good numbers report yesterday, but his BP was slightly elevated, probably because of concern for the power problem in our home! We may not make it to all your pages today, but we'll be back, we promise! Have a great day, and give our love to all in your happy home, Cya tomorrow...

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02/11/2016 05:21.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi fellows
Deep freeze coming ! It's into the 20's today and by the weekend ? SINGLE DIGITS ! brrrrrrrrr . . . time for extra blankees :) Maybe it'll be too cold for mom and dad to go out anywhere ?

They did go out last night and leave me for a while - mom decided she needed new pot holders - can you imagine ? And guess what ? She didn't find anything she liked ! Should have just stayed home with me ! I supposed that I shouldn't complain too much since she's on vacation ALL next week :)

Have a great day :) love you ! Cookie

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02/11/2016 02:15.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Kids
Just to show every one how nice I am, I ordered a nice cold morning of 36 for Chyna, so she's feel right at home here in Florida. I wouldn't want her to miss the cold. Squak

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02/11/2016 01:43.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pear & Silver
we haven't been on BC because our dad is having a lot of health issues and as soon as he hears mom go to use the computer he needs her for something. mom then loses her traIN of thought, which isn't hard for her to do, while helping dad. tonight was better because he seems to be feeling better. it did get cold out. i think its 18 right now but at least we didn't get much snow.

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02/10/2016 11:54.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
I think that the professionals should set off fireworks for the parades etc. Some people are just too careless! The ones around here are NUTS!!! Mom & I stay inside away from the windows ... they don't care which way it goes :(
I don't understand the surfers at all. It's posted to stay out of the water and in they go!!!! Not me!
This morning the new sofa arrived. I had to check it out and give my approval (see pics).
Tonight it's going down to the 30's brrrr. Then, if the weather people are right ... the warm up begins. I can hardly wait! I need to get some warm sun asap!
Hugs
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02/10/2016 09:32.51 PM Report This Comment  
  n Mom found some feed dishes and a water bottle for them and got that all set up with the pellets that skin sis brought with her for them.Mom is hoping that dad won't have to go to work until his normal hours tomorrow morning.Mom is hoping to get some sleep and time to relax.It was snowing when Mom was driving home tonight and we don't want to see anymore of that.Please forgive us for being so quick with a c/p as by the time skin sis left all teary eyed and upset and Mom got dinner and the dishes done for my dad it was after nine pm before she got us to our notes.She's so tired and is hoping she can get a few hours sleep maybe tonight.
The three tiels all open their wings wide for a big group tiel wing hug and hold on tight for a long time savoring their friendship.Soon they grab instruments and Silver begins to sing'Love Like This' by Blackhawk with Pearl and Peepers joining in on the chorus!
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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02/10/2016 09:01.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
You are so right about the newer workers these days if they would ever know how to do the math in their heads or write up a sale by hand,everyone these days is like you said very dependent on computers to tell them what they should do.Mom remembers going to a store one time when the power was out and the cashiers had no idea what change to give back to the customers.They depended on the computers to tell them what to give back!They couldn't figure it out in their heads!Or even on paper with a pen and paper!
This morning had a bright sunny start to it but soon faded into a dark snowy/drizzly type of day and it got colder as the day wore on.The highs for the day were 34 the lows of 25 and its 30 right now at 9:00pm.Mom got us up and cleaned our cages,fed us our bean mix and swept our room.Dad never came home last night because by the time they were finished with snow removal it was time for him to begin his regular hours.So he stayed at work.He called Mom around 4:30am so she would have a fresh thermos of coffee ready for him and some coffee creamer when he came by in a half hour or so.Mom got it ready and he grabbed it and took off again back to work.Mom then left us both home here while she took off to Nana's to pay their Comcast bill and to run some errands.When Mom got to Nana's house she tried to fix her heat box and cleaned out the filter and then unplugged it until they got back from their errands.Mom and Nana got in Mom's car and they went to Falmouth to pay Comcast first and from there they went to The Dollar Tree where Nana got some things she needed,from there they went to Stop&Shop in Falmouth,then they went back to Mashpee where they went to Asia (Chinese)for lunch,Nana got shrimp and mixed veggies and Mom got hunan shrimp with veggies and they both got brown rice to go with it.From there they went back to Nana's house and Mom finished fixing the heat box and got it going again and checked out the heat box that Nana had in the Bird Room,she got that going and then unpacked Nana's groceries and helped put them away.Nana made them some tea and they had some cookies that Nana made and then Mom left to go home as it was after 4:00pm and skin sis was coming over with Peepers and Celine so Mom could keep them here with us until after her surgery was over.She's having her other hip operated on for hip display sure and has to be outside the Boston area at 5:30am tomorrow morning and its a 2 and a half hour drive from here and could be longer because of all the snow.Mom came home and unpacked the car,put all the groceries away,cleaned our cages and fed us our snacks as our dad came home and made himself some popcorn and went right up to bed.After being home for several hours he came down looking for dinner and Mom made him a cheese omelet with pan fried cinnamon and sugar toast.Then in the middle of it all skin sis came over with Peepers and Celine and Mom had brought the deck cage into our room to warm up so they could stay in there and the

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02/10/2016 08:59.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
Poor Liv, she still has pink eye & she also has a stomach virus! It hasn't been a good week for her! Mom hasn't been on BC the past 2 days because we were taking care of Livi and she spent the night last night. I love the grandkiddos sooooo much, but they don't like me chasing them around, but they do like giving me kisses!

We are in for some really cold weather. Between now and Sunday the high temps will be in the teens and low 20's and the low temps will be in the single digits! On Saturday the temp will be around 11°/-2° and very windy & with the wind chill it could feel like -20°! That's way too cold!

I hope your day was a good one!
Love & a vote
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02/10/2016 08:01.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
With the warm weather one would think you wouldnt get sick as much as we do here with the cold and snow.
Yes the slippery roads can be a challenge and need good tread on the vehicle tires and have all eyes on all the cars around you too.
Mom makes sure the TP roll is down off the shelf before she gets in the tub LOL.
Mom had an appointment this morning to get her feathers trimmed. I sure hope this keeps her home and not flying around like she has been doing lately. Its suppose to get really cold this weekend so guess that is why mom got the feathers trimmed today cause she usually goes on the weekends. “My heart smiles just thinking of you.“ Leaving a vote for you my friend~~Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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02/10/2016 07:49.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Pearl, Hello Silver~
I hope you both had a wonderful day! Mom did some running around. She forgot some of the soaps she needed last time she went to the store so she went back to get those. She got doubles on some of them because she is forever forgetting them! She makes lists and either forgets the list at home or misses seeing the item on the list!hahahahahaha She's just old!
So happy that your mom has 2 days in a row. Mom hates it when they are split. Split days are sometime necessary during the holidays but not during the year. The manager is still giving mom days off during the week instead of Thursday and Friday. This week there is an ad on Friday so that is just fine but usually there is no work scheduled for Friday and Saturday so it's rather boring for mom. She ends up auditing stuff and cleaning up areas that never get cleaned up~~like plush animals!
There was clearance for 2 of the days when mom was off and it just got put back in her drawer. She thinks she got all of it last night but then the lady who does Domestics is on vacation and there was clearance there last night only they didn't tell mom until 5 am this morning! Mom gets off at 7:30!! She got part of it done and just hung tags in front of the rest of it. She will individually mark the stuff tonight!
Valentine stuff is nearly gone and Easter is already filling in the shelves! Easter is a fun holiday since it is sort of a Spring celebration!
Have a great night!
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02/10/2016 04:54.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl Hi Silver
Sure enough mom had to reset her iTunes password last night like you guys said easy enough to do.So tonight my mom will probably play around with it more.
I know sometimes when my parronts go to the movies mom will bring in a few things like candy or something small. Then dad will always have to buy a nachos then get mom cotton candy because she loves the stuff so much.Happy humpday have a good evening.

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02/10/2016 04:01.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Part 1
The meaning of the name “Laka” is: “Gentle, Tame”.

Aolani Name meaning & Origin is: “Beautiful Heavenly Cloud”

Hawaiian Goddesses
by Serge Kahili King

The Hawaiian concept of gods and goddesses is very different from that of Western and Near Eastern traditions, from African and Australian traditions, and from North and South American traditions. Although still different, it bears a closer resemblance to the more eclectic traditions of India, China, and Japan than with any others.

The word for god or goddess in Hawaiian is akua, whose meaning is very indeterminate. It was applied to the spirit, i.e., the invisible motive or creative essence, of anything and everything. Therefore, the Creator, the wind, the first aspect of the full moon, a high-ranking chief, a slave, a ghost, and that which causes a motor to work might all be called akua in certain contexts. For the most part, though, the word was commonly applied to forces, persons, and things which had a lot of mana, i.e., power or influence. What this means is that, when we hear or read stories of an entity such as Pele, the volcano goddess, we can never be certain whether the story is about the spirit of a natural phenomenon, the human ancestor of a particular family line, or both, or neither.

Another important feature of Hawaiian gods and goddesses is that they are often completely unrelated. To people familiar with the Greek Olympians as a family opposing the Titans as a family, or the Norse Aesir against the Vanir, relations between Hawaiian gods and goddesses seem incomprehensible. As Martha Beckwith says in Hawaiian Mythology, "It seems to me therefore probable that different immigrant families brought with them the gods and ritual familiar to them." Unlike the Hindu system, which at least tries to form the gods and goddesses of many different peoples, times, and places into an integrated whole, the Hawaiians seldom bothered to do so, allowing vastly different traditions to exist side by side in happy chaos. And in the few instances where some integration was attempted, it was always very limited in scope.

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02/10/2016 02:52.29 PM Report This Comment  
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Part 2
One more feature to be mentioned about Hawaiian gods and goddesses is that the more power they were assumed to have, the more different forms they were thought to take at will. The most powerful could take forms that were either human, animal, vegetable, mineral, or other. The god Kamapua'a, for example, could turn into a human, a pig, a fish, a type of grass, or even the rain. In Hawaiian these forms are called kino lau (many bodies).

In this article we are putting our focus on Hawaiian goddesses, and since there are so many of them, we will only look at seven of the most important ones. Even then, only a small amount of information will be given for each one. In addition to information available from various written sources, such as Beckwith's Hawaiian Mythology, I will add information given me by members of the Kahili family who taught me their traditions pe At various times, then, I have taught about the goddesses in different ways, and that has led to some confusion on the part of students. So, for healing purposes only at a beginner level for understanding and using the concept of Hawaiian goddesses, here is the Ola 'Ana Papakahi o Na Akua Wahine Hawai'i, "The First Level Organization of Hawaiian Goddesses" in order of attributions and associations of name, principle, color, element, and primary function.

Hina: 'Ike, White, Water, Awareness (Knowledge)

Haumea: Kala, Red, Stone, Freedom (Release)

Pele: Makia, Orange, Fire, Focus (Energy)

Hi'iaka: Manawa, Yellow, Wind, Presence (Purpose)

Laka: Aloha, Green, Plants, Love (Compassion)

Kapo: Mana, Blue, Animals, Power (Ability)

Uli: Pono, Purple, People, Success (Effectiveness)

That’s all for today folks, sorry I couldn’t find a spooky story to tell you, but I’m still looking.

Thank you for all the love and support for my birdie of the month campaign.

Happy Po ‘akolu (Happy Wednesday). Humpty humpty humpty away until Friday comes.

Here’s a vote for you, sending you all warm wing hugs and beaky kisses.

Love from Hawaii,

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02/10/2016 02:52.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
Well, after much scheming on the part of Mom and Dad, I got another sunbath today. The temp is 85, so we got out there at 11:30 (Mom was aiming for 11:15). I had parked myself on the top of the bookcase in my room so Mom got Dad to open the door, but that just got me to Mom's shoulder which won't work. So he came into the room a bit, and I headed for her lap...and got scooped up and into the carrier. It was very nice outside, so I really can't complain.

We shared the last of the gumbo for lunch, and Mom made Dad sniff it (he has super sniffer nose) to make sure it was still good. He said OK, but Mom figures one more day and it was history. We were both tired of it.

This is Wednesday, so Mom will be at the gym from 4-6, much to my disgust. Why can't she stay home like she ought to? **sigh**

Don't forget to vote in the Valentines pic contest on the milonga page #165848. You can get there by the cupid and heart avatar (thanks Aunt Arlene) in my aviary or on the Calendar page.

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02/10/2016 01:09.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Pearl & Silver!
It's so sweet of you guys t'come by with hatchday wishes. I've been a part of the McFamily now for 12 years. I was 8 years old when Saber the Grey suggested I be adopted like he was. (Actually that's not what he said at all but thank goodness mom was no good at understanding CAG communication and misunderstood what Saber said. I'm pretty sure he was sayin' "Don't you dare bring that big ugly macaw home next. HAR HAR HAR!) Mom says it seems like it's been forever to her. What exactly is that suppose t'mean???

How's things with you guys? Keepin' the beaks busy through these winter months? I have made more toothpicks this season than in any winter of the past. The broom is about worn down from all the sweepin' mom has t'do to keep the floor cleaned up. I'm so proud of all my hard work tho.

Take care and thank again for comin' by t'see me.

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02/10/2016 10:52.19 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Buddy's
You can blame this one on mommy!!!! Yesterday she was supposed to color her feathers and she got caught up doing something else...

Cleaning the house...


So today as I chat with you my mommy has a new color in her feathers.It smells! Now she's playing catch up.

On my blogs? The nerve of her!!!

The weather is hot and mother Nature sure can be rude at times.
Do you agree with me???

Sorry I got to make this short,like I said blame mommy on this one.

Love your buddy
Panther
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02/10/2016 10:31.49 AM Report This Comment  
  HI PEARL & SILVER!!!
It is so nice to be back and blogging with our special friends...Mom seems to be doing okay right now....March she has a appointment with her doctor to see how the meds are working and if they are not working exactly right they will make another adjustment they told her...
Yes, it is just amazing watching the Hummingbirds at the feeders..I know the parronts never get tired seeing themm...Your Dad is so right when one chases the other away from the feeder nobody gets any...
Again you are getting such warm temps there...It seems you haven't been getting much of what you call winter temps there..Plus your rain shortage has been going on for quite some time now...Panther & Tweety are saying it is very hot again where they live...Sure hope you all get relief soon
Have a great Hump Day Wednesday...Pecked a V4U....Many birdie wing hugs to both of you my dear friends....Love you 2 buddies, Stormy :o)

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02/10/2016 08:43.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
Maxine and I have been giving mom fits with our shredding lately. I like phone books, and Maxine loves cardboard. I finished a phone book yesterday. Mom won't give me a whole one, unless it's the skinny local one, because I can't wait to get in there and shred. She just gibes me 25 - 30 pages at a time. Maxine is shredding boxes, paper towel rolls, and anything else mom puts in there. Needless to say, it makes cage cleaning more of a challenge.
Yesterday we did sheets and towels, and not much else. We've been getting what the weather guy called snow globe snow. That means squalls followed by some calm, then more squalls. Mom got the driveway and walkway cleared this morning before walking the dogs, and we're hoping they stay clean. The snow is supposed to clear up today sometime.
Well, there's not much else new, so I'm just going to wish you a very good day, full of attention, cuddles, and scritches. Try not to get into too much trouble. Hugs, Falco

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02/10/2016 08:04.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Pearl and Silver!
The whole situation was crazy. Just as mom read the alert on her ipad.....a neighbor sent my dad an email warning us. Some friends had gone through the road bock coming home so they started alerting people. Then our nextdoor neighbor called us to warn us. His computer was down...and a friend had callled him. What a mess.The police should have warned us!!!
Bet that was a scary situation for your parronts! You just nevr know what going to happen!
Ou son told us how how it is out your way! Jeezzzzzz!
Hope you have a nice day!
Love,
Raffikki

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