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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
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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  HI Pearl and Silver!
Yes, the little pile of rubble beneath our perches does let mom know that we have been enjoying the new toys:) You are correct in that there is not much left....LOL!

Jazz can be a little pain in the Jazz if you know what I mean! He will chase me away every chance he gets! I think he is getting even for the bullying I did when he first came. I am a very mild 'tiel and will just fly off to another perch. He is a bit too enamoured with Poppy though but she is not really interested in him. Sunny tolerates him but Sunny is bossy at times with him too. He is very much himself and fits in with Sunny and Poppy. I used to be part of the 'grey groupies' with Poppy and Joey, but I am pretty much a loner now that Joey is gone. As long as I get my scritches when I am out, I am ok. I think we all get along pretty good:)

Mom is hopeful that Chicklet is done with the egg laying. She has been very strict with her diet. Time will tell, but we are all optimistic in that regard. Breeding season is on the horizon.

Aww, that is cute that your mom has a baby granddaughter:) I bet she is enjoying that! So nice that she can use that crib too for another generation:)

That must have been scary for you to have that earthquake like that! I am so glad that you are all ok and that you could settle quickly afterwards. That is one thing in that we birds are so sensitive to things like that. I am glad we don't get them! We did have a really loud thunderstorm a few weeks ago. It was dead quiet and all of a sudden a loud clap of thunder that sounded like it was right overhead struck. It made mom jump in bed as it sounded like the building split in two! Sunny got night fright shortly after and mom got up and turned the lights on and calmed him down. We were all ok, but it was scary. We don't usually get them like that and it was so all of a sudden too!

It is dull and on the cooler side here. Looks like rain. We are all taking our afternoon nap....LOL!

Hope you enjoy your day;)

hugs,

Cleo

Come visit me, In loving memory of my beloved Joey, Cleo, Chicklet, Poppy- Goodbye Joey my love, Jazz & Sunny.

09/01/2014 01:53.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
I'll have to remember to have a booth next year, it sure was popular!
Last night mom went to Lena's art show and sale, and she bought some paintings and some prints for Christmas gifts.
It rained pretty much all day until late afternoon yesterday, so there was no pool time at all. Today was a different story, though! After doing the main aviary and the small flight aviary this morning, mom got to go to the pool for the last time this summer. It was a gorgeous afternoon, even if it was a bit cloudy here and there.
As for the squirrels, the little girl grey has started eating mash, and today she preferred to eat rather than take formula from the syringe. This morning she drank about half of the formula, then turned her head, so mom squirted the rest into her mash, which she promptly ate. Mom checked at noon, and refilled it, and again at 4, it was empty, so mom refilled it again. She will still get hand fed a few more nights, but she should be back at the center by the end of the week. The little boy fox squirrel opened his eyes today! That means mom can quit stimulating him to go to the bathroom, and in a few days, she can introduce mash to him as well. When she reported their weights this morning, the staff was pleased with their development.
I hope you are having a good Labor day, getting the best picnic of the year in, or whatever else you are doing, and getting lots of sunshine and love. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, Divo, welcoming his old buddy Tooth home & Falco, fly free, Tooth.

09/01/2014 01:38.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
Unfortunately Mom is not allowed to have fruit because of the acid, so the one kind of baby food that might taste OK is off limits.

Well, I got in my carrier to go outside today, but I would like to say it was only through an underhanded dirty trick by my mom. I was sitting calmly on her knee in my room resting this morning, when she simply picked me up in one hand and the carrier in the other and put me inside. I was not thrilled, but she did put a nutriberry in there with me.

Mom made her first trip back to the gym this morning, and her trainer had her do the entire workout sitting down! This is to make sure she doesn't engage her abs during the work out and mess with the surgery. She is a rehab specialist, so Mom couldn't have a better trainer.

The sitting on Mom's shoulder while she blogs for me is off to a shaky start this morning. First time out while she was voting for hatch days and our new BOTM candidate Angel Girl (224627), I proceeded to try and turn her doctor appointment schedule pad into confetti. So back to my room I went, but I then cried so pitifully my mom decided to give me a second chance so right now I am sitting on her chest trying to clean her teeth. Hopefully it will go better this time.

Our new BOTM's campaign sounds very interesting, and Freckles and I will be ready to hit the trail and explore Nova Scotia with her. I hear it is really pretty up there this time of year. So get on over there and start voting!

Kiddo & Freckles

Come visit me, BOTM CALENDAR PAGE, BOTM Founding Feathers, Wedding photos & Kiddo says vote for Angel #224627 for BOTM!!!.

09/01/2014 01:09.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl Hi Silver
That was a good plan to sample any food after the pie contest.Just imagine if you would have ate first there would have been no room for pie.
It certainly is a cute picture of the baby.I love how she has her hands in her mouth.
Maybe skin sis fianace could have picked up the cold somewhere had the germs in him but it just hadnt effected him.Its so easy to pick up something no matter where you go espically during peak cold and flu season.There has been a nasty cold going around here this summer.Many of moms co workers have had so far mom hasnt and hope it stays that way.
Im thinking the school year is starting later now because of the holiday.
Mom woke up this morning and there was a squirrel on our porch looking for peanuts so mom went out right away and put out the daily fill of them.
Happy labor day have a great day.

Come visit me, Hulk Vote Angel Girl(224627) BOTM.

09/01/2014 11:15.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
Forgove me in the lateness of my thank you blogs, but has been quite the crazy week with the holiday weekend! Of which I do hope you are enjoying it with your parronts! Thank you sweethearts, for making my hatchday so very special and honoring me as BOTD! Love and winghugs to 2 of the most sweetest tiels, Carter

Come visit me, Carter-Justice For Ozzi-TY 4 BOTD 8/28/14, Doo Diligence-Justice for Ozzi, Cookie-Justice For Ozzi-thank you for BOTD 7/31/14, Charlie-Thank you for making me BOTD 10-29-13, Tricky D- RIP 12/12/12-Thank you BOTD 12/12/13, Teal'c-Thank you for BOTD 10-14-13, Elvis Thank you for BOTD 2/16/13, Joshua Chico Justice for Ozzi, Blue-Justice for Ozzi, Moggie -Justice for Ozzi, George (Gen George Hammond)RIP Gen 12/13/08, Cu-Bird -Justice for Ozzi, Nanday Security Services, LLC, Miranda -Justice for Ozzi, Captain Darling-RIP 5/19/2014 & Baldrick Thank you for BOTD 3/20/14.

09/01/2014 10:12.47 AM Report This Comment  
  HI PEARL & SILVER!!!
Yep, it sure was a great Milonga and it looked like everybirdie really enjoyed it...We are having another cloudy and humid day here but at least it is not raining as of yet...So everyone should be able to enjoy the last holiday for the summer season...Yeah isn't it something that already all the Halloween things are out in the stores and Sept just started...Before Halloween is over the Christmas things will be out.Hope you are having a nice day....Yes we Tiels are capable of doing more then what the others think we can.We may be small but are sure mighty.....Just pecked a V4U...Wit many birdie wing hugs to both of you my dear friends...Love U 2 Tiels...Stormy :o)

Come visit me, Cydney LOVES RAFFI !!!!, Sam, Angel Cinnamon (R.I.P.), Stormy & Princess IS MARRIED TO TWEETY!!!.

09/01/2014 09:46.21 AM Report This Comment  
  Day 1--Welcome to Cape Breton Island part 1
Hello everybirdie, my name is Angel Girl. I am a member of the SKY Flock, and this month's BOTM candidate. I would like to take this first day to introduce myself a little bit, and outline our month long trip to beautiful Cape Breton Island, Nova, Scotia, Canada.
I arrived at the Sky flock several years ago when my new owner became too afraid of me to keep me. I had lived with my first owner for the first five years of my life. I was born to his father's flock in the Barrie, Ontario area. I was a much loved, and pampered pet, who enjoyed the best of food, and attention. I even have a custom made large cage. When the relationship between my daddy and mommy fell apart I was posted for sale on the internet and ended up in Peterborough, Ontario,.
Why my new owner ever got me will forever be a mystery, but was, in part motivated by my Momma Deb telling her that she had wanted an African Grey for many years and was considering a clutch of Cameroons. My new owner had the very best of intentions, but lacked Parrot handling skills and experience. She was afraid of me, and when I made an escape from my cage, was unable to get me home again, and resorted to using a broom to "herd" me along. I came to hate the broom, as I was daily allowed out, but broomed back to my cage. Eventually I began to attack the broom, and the one holding it aggressively, biting and screaming my displeasure. After several months of war, my owner contacted my Momma Deb and asked her if she would take me in. My Momma Deb was very happy to go get me. She found me cowering in the back of the cage, locked in the back bedroom. I was quickly "caught up" with a towel and placed into a carrier. My cage and I were loaded up, and I was off to my new forever home.
It took a lot of work to get to the place were I trusted Momma Deb. She endured many hard bites, and one attack on that broom she was using to clean the floor. Since Momma Deb didn't give-up, I decided that I would trust her, and have since become Momma's special Girl. I have an extensive vocabulary of words, and sound effects, and I love singing my many songs. Enough about me.
This month we will be exploring Cape Breton Island, along the Cabot Trail by horse-back. IF any-birdie does not have a horse from CHUEY's BOTM Cattle Drive please let me know and we will round up one for you. We will be camping outdoors, enjoying many fun adventures, taking part in some Celtic festivals and games, and maybe even end up sparkled as my Fister Little Angel and Dixie Adler joy us for the trip. Pack up your camping gear, and ready to ride.
See everyone tomorrow as we take flight to Cape Breton. (SKY has transported our horses there by trailer).
Hugs and love
ANGEL GIRL 224627

Come visit me, rally and lacie, poncho botd 24/3/14, Jack, thank you all for BOTD, sassy, Casper, you fought a good fight l'il man, amando, sky, Angel Lupe', I will see you again!, l'il angel adler, dixie's wife-bird, broken wings, broken promises, casey, LittleAngel & Dixie's wedding album, Jesse, thank you for BOTD everyone!, flynn, ANGEL GIRL, RUNNING FOR BOTM IN SEPTEMBER, sarah little bird, zeke, thank you friends for BOTD, QUEEN ZEENA, thanks for BOTM AUGUST & sweetie, thank you friends for BOTD.

09/01/2014 09:34.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Message from QUEEN CHUEY
Howdy everybirdy, Queen Chuey here. I want to thank you all once more for riding the Trail with me. I had lots of fun and adventure this past month. I have a few plans for this upcoming month of September in the Castle. Seeing how well you all have mastered the art of horse riding,roping and the like, I think it only right to hold a RODEO at the Castle. The day and time will be posted both on the Calendar page and my own, also on my cousin ANGEL GIRLS PAGE.


Angel Girl is our September BOTM candidate and I know that you all will enjoy the month with her on Cape Breton Island. This adventuresome month will be narrated in true SKY FLOCK style and humor. It promises to be a fun, informative adventure. I must warn you though,that LITTLE ANGEL and her Hus-bird DIXIE will be joining you , so be prepared for some "SPARKLY" times head. ANGEL GIRL'S page #--224627.
Remember to give those horses some extra oats and molasses, they sure deserve it. Now, if I can only get these cowbird boots off, I'm gonna relax by the pool for a spell. Then enjoy some fine vittles in the Banquet Hall.
Hugs and kisses
Queen Trail Boss Chuey

Come visit me, mikey d, birdie haven park, Queen Chuey, thank you for BOTM, sweetpea, thanks for botd, zoey & cricket & nakita.

09/01/2014 08:46.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl, hi Silver.
It's Blue and Jewel.
All of us say "goodnight" to dad in our own way. Alex shouts "Hello". Calico and Ginger make "kissing" noises. Popeye say her name "Popeye". The rest of us just chirp.
Mom decided to boil the smoked turkey bones yesterday. Wow, did the kitchen ever smell good! She's going to freeze the stock so she can make turkey soup when and if the cold weather ever hits us. She also made more Pico Di Gillo. It was such a hit the last time that she tried it again. And, the longer it sits, the better it gets.
Dad took advantage if mom working in the kitchen and ran the Rug Doctor over the bedroom carpet with just hot water. He thinks he got all the shampoo out of the carpet so it won't be like walking on dried straw.
Today is Labor Day. But dad says there is no way he's going into labor.
Today will be partly cloudy, with a high of 89 and a low of 64.
Hope your day is fun.
Hugs,
Blue and Jewel.

Come visit me, Angel SUNNY, ALEX, SAWYER, RIO & SKYE, POPEYE, SAFFRON (SASSY), THE PRETTY ROSE FLOWER SHOP *We Deliver Love*, PEARL, EMERALD (Emmie), Angel LUCKY, BLUE & JEWEL, CALICO, THE PROUD BIRD PIE SHOP, SELF SERVE FLOWER PAGE, CAMELLIA & BOURKE, Angel CHILLI, GINGER & Angel LOLA.

09/01/2014 07:46.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Pearl and Silver!
That's nice that your gma has family living with her. Sounds like your family is close. We are so happy that Lori will be living close to us. Our family is scattered...so that will be nice to have her near by.
You two were so cute in the pie contest......and who knew Pearl could eat so much so fast! Heehee!
Hope you have a great day today!
Love,
Raffikki

Come visit me, RAFFI AND PUMBAA LOVE CYDNEY!!!!!!!!.

09/01/2014 07:21.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning my pie eating pals, from Jenny Lynn
Today is Labor Day, the unofficial last day of Summer, but that does not mean gloom and despair, merely the start of our next adventure, as we prepare for the Fall season with Halloween and Thanksgiving looming next! Good luck to the back to school kids and teachers, and Happy Labor day to all workers and retirees! Give my love to all in your happy home, see ya all tomorrow....

Sept 1st love from Jenny and our family

PS~Congrats to our Queen Chuey, what an adventure...

Come visit me, Ziggy & Hambone at the Fair~We're in it to win it, Jen Lynn~My new banker face, pretty cool huh!!, Limon Dallas~Thanks for BOTD, I love my new home!, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, QUEEN ANGEL CHRISTY~Thanks for the honor of BOTD, Ms LaLo-Waiting for the County Fair, such fun! & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

09/01/2014 06:07.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi P & S
I'm still savoring the enjoyment from the win on Saturday - how about you, Silver ?

Happy September ! Where did the summer go ? It seems as if it just started and now look ! At least the weather still says summer - we have muggy and stormy weather for today and tomorrow, luckily it moderates by Thursday which is when the kids start school. (Naturally ! Thursday is the day mom has recess duty !) At least she eases in with a short week !

I hope everyone enjoys this Labor Day ! Love Cookie

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

09/01/2014 03:08.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kids
Pops says I am ROYAL..... And what he forgot to say is, a ROYAL PAIN, hee hee. RT

Come visit me, Screech & Roof Top.

09/01/2014 01:26.17 AM Report This Comment  
  hi Kids
I hope everyone has a great holiday. Out summer sure seemed short, and in the near future, many of you will have the joy of seeing the snow fall. Enjoy your day, and spend time with friends and family.

Come visit me, Jetta.

09/01/2014 12:32.15 AM Report This Comment  
  KAJI FOR 10K CLUB VOTE PG# 43005
PEARL N SILVER, IT WAS A GREAT COUNTY FAIR LAST NIGHT. AND YOU BOTH WON IN THE PIE EATING CONTEST. I JUST LOVED MY PIE BUT I SHOULD HAVE WON FOR BEING THE NEATEST EATER, LOL.

THE BC SEEMS TO BE ACTING VERY SLOWLY TONIGHT. MOM GOT BOOTED OFF WITH ERROR MESSAGE LAST NIGHT. SHE HAD TO LOG OFF THEN BACK IN. THE PARTY DID LAST TILL 10PM CENTRAL TIME.

I HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL LABOR DAY TOMORROW. WE ARE STAYING HOME AND GRILLING.

KACEY

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

08/31/2014 10:58.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
I'm so happy with my face paint and the others looked greyt too. It was a fun night except for the problems loading blogs. I was good until 9pm EDT.
The bicycle people seem to do what they want. I went on their site and it said to follow the rules of the road. Well, not around here anyway ... grrrrr. It's hard to see them in the winding and hilly road thru the woods. This isn't a race. It's just a bike ride with stops for over night. When they get to the bridge, they leave the bicycles with the vans that carry their over night bags ... and walk across the bridge. This is the only time you can walk the bridge. It's a famous bridge walk.
It was a lazy, cool and cloudy day (71 degrees) with some rain. I took advantage and had a very long nap. Then, I was ready to go crazy and drive mom nuts ... hehehehe. That was my plan and it worked!
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

08/31/2014 10:07.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
i wanted to congratulate Pearl for doing such a splendid job in winning the pit eating contest. who knew such a small bird could eat so much pie so quickly and even while standing in the middle of it. Silver did an excellent job but couldn't beat Pearl

love Boo Boo

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl VOTE CHUEY BOTM 245908, CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO VOTE CHUEY BOTM 245908.

08/31/2014 09:43.05 PM Report This Comment  
  HI Pearl and Silver!
Oh my gosh! long time no squawk! Thank you so much for coming to Joey's page and remembering him. It is so hard to believe that a year has passed now. Mom had made some toys with his name on them and was going to give them to us on Jan. 30th, which is the anniversary of the day she got him, but since she was in Kelowna with Chicklet on that day, she kept them for Aug. 30. We each got a toy with his name on it yesterday as a special tribute to his life and have been enjoying the big demolish:) We all miss Joey dearly and his love and spirit will always echo here.

So how have you guys been doing? We had a hot and humid summer and are enjoying the relaxed Fall weather. Mom has been pretty good with the head scratches too:)

Big congrats to Grandma as we see pics of the little one in your gallery:) Boy or girl, when was the birth and what name?

Take care and hope you have a good evening;)

hugs,

Cleo

Come visit me, In loving memory of my beloved Joey, Cleo, Chicklet, Poppy- Goodbye Joey my love, Jazz & Sunny.

08/31/2014 07:40.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
First off we want to congratulate Pearl for winning the pie eating contest,he sure did a greyt job of eating it even getting into the pie itself!And our congratulations go out to Silver for honorable mention!But I can't blame you both getting into the dishes itself as those pies sure were sooo beak watering good!
It was a drab dull kind of a day here very cloudy and no sunshine at all and looking like it was going to rain any minute.It was 75 degrees and kind of humid with the wind blowing around.Both skin sibs couldn't wait to come over for the BBQ and wanted to make sure they didn't miss it,so skin bro came right on time as Mom had started putting the food on the grill and skin sis came even earlier.Mom got us all outside to join in the BBQ and we got a taste of some chicken burger and a little hamburger.Mom put hamburgers,hot dogs,chipotle chicken sausages and chicken breasts on the grill!Mom will have the chicken breasts for tomorrow nights dinner so she doesn't have to do anything but heat them up and throw in some veggies and the wild rice mixture she made.Then Mom served the pumpkin squares she made last night with whipped cream for dessert.We all sat out in the front yard watching all the wild birds coming and going and splashing in the bird bath!The hummingbird came around and the only one to see it was skin bro.Mom spent the morning trying to deep clean our cages and vacuuming the floors before everyone came over.We are so happy that Mom will be home all day with us tomorrow and won't have to leave the house for anything!
You have to get a permit here in order to burn brush,no leaves as they are quite dangerous because of their dryness and sparks flying into the air and catching other things on fire,grass,trees,etc.Burning season goes from Winter to Spring and you must call the Fire Department on the day you are going to burn to see if wind conditions are safe,weather etc before you burn.
After being so cold,now we are warming up to the 80's this week and its already starting to get humid!Just when my dad was going to pull the a/c's out!I wish that the weather would be consistent here and not one day frozen and the next hot and humid!
Mom will travel to the other stores that have the sales in them and they are usually around other stores that have something that they need to get or check out!
Oooohhh!You are sooo right about nothing beating the aroma of a big pot of hot soup on the stove,especially homemade soup!
The Milonga was sooo much fun,I was really surprised to come in first for the finals even though I didn't make it for the last race it was fun to be fourth place!I thought that you and Dixie did a greyt job at the pie eating contest and Kallie just loves his face painting!Everyone thinks he looks like a Tiger Bird!LOL!
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.

08/31/2014 07:31.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver,

It's Cheyenne and I would like to Thank You for stopping by with Congrat's for me being BOTD. I really, really appreciate it so much. What a nice weekend so far with the Milonga last night with my Love, Jedi and now today I'm BOTD. Life is good. Here's a vote for you, cuties. Bye for now.

Winghugs,
Cheyenne

Come visit me, Parker, Silver, APACHE IS SO HAPPY SNOWFLAKE SAID YES ON 04/27/14, Oz & Cheyenne said YES to her Jedi 5/3/14.

08/31/2014 06:40.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
Our frig has a grain on it but mom has a huge piece of plastic sheet on top of it too so that helps it not be slippery too for me. I usually land on the chair back and then fly up on top of the frig. Funny thing is I will sit up there a day or so and then days go by and I dont go up there at all.
Last night was another grand night at the milonga and so thankful for all that make this event happen for all of us. All the events were so much fun. Towards the end we had a few problems with the BC loading so that is when Suzi and I left to play some games, ride some rides and eat at the fair LOL Glad it worked well for all the events before that though for us. “If your alone, I’ll be your shadow. If you want to cry, I’ll be your shoulder. If you want a hug I’ll be your pillow. If you need to be happy, I’ll be your smile. But anytime you need a friend, I’ll just be me. Your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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

08/31/2014 06:23.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
The fair milonga was a fun time last night.I ate so much food and played a lot of games and loved seeing the piggies race and the pie eating contest.Congratulations on your win Pearl.
Hopefully next time your mom can get a picture of teh baby making a face.Sorry to hear her and skin sis werent feeling to good but good but are doing fine.
Yup kids havent gone back yet use to go back earlier when schools would let out earlier in June.Now they go later and start back later.Have a good evening.

Come visit me, Hulk Vote Angel Girl(224627) BOTM.

08/31/2014 04:02.05 PM Report This Comment  
  HI PEARL & SILVER!!!!!
What a wonderful night at the Milonga and everybirdie seem to be having a lot of fun...Congrats to you Pearl and Silver at the pie eating contest and a also congrats to Cookie & Petunia taking the pig races...And a big Thank You for all who put a lot of work into making it successful....Hope you both are spending your Sunday just relaxing after that fun filled evening...Just pecked a V4U...With many birdie wing hugs to both of you...Love you 2 Tiels,Stormy :o)

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08/31/2014 03:12.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
Mom has been on a liquid diet since the surgery on the 20th. Before she was "gutted like a fish" (Dad's phrase) the chicken broth sounded like the nastiest food on her menu, but she discovered that she actually likes it with a bit of milk in it. And baby food, her genius idea? How do babies survive on that stuff? It is totally nasty.


Well, I do believe everybirdy had fun at the Milonga County Fair last night. The pig races were very eggciting congrats Cookie and Petunia), the pie eating contest was pretty darned funny (congrats Pearl and Sky...really?) and the music was Sam and the Scruffy Bird's Band usual best. And the food!! 'Nuff said. And a new feature this year was Falco's ring toss which was very popular.

And today is the final day of Chuey's trail ride. I sure have had a wonderful time on this greyt birdy adventure, but don't forget to get on over to her page one last time for that final vote of the month.

As for myself, I am being good and bad. I have refused to get into that tiny carrier for my sunbath two days in a row now, but that thing is just too darned small. Mom will be allowed to pick up the larger carrier on Wednesday, and it's starting to look like that will be my next sun bath. However I'm still being good while she is blogging, and I am sitting on her leg right now as she types for me. That's a whole week! And I was able to attend the milonga in person last night, when I usually get consigned to my room after just a few minutes. Mom is really hoping this behavior keeps up for a while or maybe even forever! (She's dreaming, of course.)

Kiddo

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08/31/2014 01:51.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 31--The final Trail to Wyoming
Well, you can bet we sure had a merry time watchin' Bart, and his rustlers tryin' to get that mess off their feathers and cowboy outfits. The harder they tried, the worse mess they got themselves into. Jenny-Lynn just stood there, wings on her hips, laughin' so hard I wondered she didn't fall over. We came outta the brush and from behind them rocks to enjoy the show. Bart was cawin' and cussin' like a crow, but the more he tried, the worse it got. His wings got to stickin to his cowboy hat, then he fell again onto them ants and he was rollin like a dog with fleas.
"Ain't ya gonna help me Jenny-Lynn?" Bart pleaded as he tried in vain to get his wings off his head.
"Nah, I'm kinda enjoyin the show myself." JL sat down on a boulder and watched. The others gave up their fightin' and tryin and just stood their, sticky glop droppin' off in puddles onto their boots.
"Bart, we give up! You can try to take them cows ya gotta mind to, but we quit!" Twitch turned and looked at us, "you can shoot us if ya wanta, but we don't want your herd no more."
"You get, don't let us be seein' any sign of ya ever agin, or we'll be hangin from a rope" I finish and looked at them, grinning widely. "Now vamoose" It took but a few seconds before they began to wobble, and stumble off down the Trail, I had no doubt we'd seen the last of them. "Now Bart, what ya gotta say for yourself. You know the law of the West is hangin' but I don't have no heart for the likes of that. Instead you'll work for Lizzie, do all the dish washin, and ever she has a problem with ya, she's free to toast ya." Bart looked sadly at the mess he was in, and silently nodded his agreement. After much scrubbin in the river he came up as clean as a scoundrel like him could be. He worked quietly and nervously for Lizzie all the way to Wyoming where we cut him loose hopin' he'd learned his lesson. I'm a proud Trail Boss at how well you all learned to rope and ride, herd, and protect the herd of Long-horned Cattle all the way from Texas to Wyoming. You shot, and fought like the very best of them seasoned cow-punchers, ya ought be real proud of yourselves.
At this time I wish to thank each and everyone of you for your awesome support, both by voting daily and your encouraging words. I truly hope you all enjoyed your month long adventure on the Western Trail, and perhaps came away with a little bit of historical information too.
A very special thank you goes out to Momma Deb of the SKY FLOCK for all her photo editing, and assistance, without which I would never have been able to write such an eggciting, and fun adventure. Momma Deb is a real story-teller, and I appreciate her hard work, input and help.
Now, with my last blog posted I am heading back home for a short visit with my own Momma. I know she missed me while we rode the Trail, forged the River and fought the bad-birds. I have missed my hus-bird Mikey D too.
with love and hugs
Trail Boss Chuey

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08/31/2014 09:24.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver,
First, let me congratulate Pearl for winning 1st. Place
in the pie eating contest and Silver for your Honorable Mention. You both did such a great job!!

Yes, RC has been gone for a long time but someone said that they didn't have a lot that were interested in it.
Maybe there are many more members involved in the other channels. I think we should be alright, at least for a while anyway.

Hope you are having a nice holiday weekend!! Left you a vote. Enjoy your day!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper.

08/31/2014 08:47.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
Congrats on your win, Pearl, and on your honorable mention, Silver! That trophy looks good enough to eat!
Once again, the county fair milonga was fantastic! We all had a great time. My booth made a ton of cash, we gave out lots of prizes, too. Cash goes to birdie rescues, as we all know, and the leftover prizes will go there too.
Willie and Piglet had a lot of fun in the races, and he assured her she is a winner and a wonderful piggie. Peppino had peach pie all over himself and had fun in the pie contest, too. Congrats to Pearl for winning that one!
A huge thank you to Kiddo, Ranebeau, Taz, and SamIAm for making the night one to be remembered forever! The pictures helped to make the night complete.
Hope you are having better weather than we are today. It's cool and raining really hard here. We're hoping tomorrow brings some sunshine for the last day at the pool. They changed their late night swim and annual bonfire to last night, because of the predicted weather today, it was a fine idea. Anyway, I hope it's sunny and warm and a lovely day full of cuddles where you are! Hugs, Falco

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08/31/2014 08:00.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl, hi Silver.
It's Blue and Jewel.
We spent the entire Saturday in lockdown. YUCK! Mom and dad went to mom's brother's house for BBQ turkey and Tri-tip. They brought home lots of leftover turkey, BBQ beans and corn on the cob. We're going to get a taste of it today. It was about ten degrees cooler in Huntington Beach so everybody sat outside and enjoyed the afternoon and evening. We were already asleep when mom and dad got home but dad came into our room and said goodnight to all of us.
Today is going to be partly cloudy, with a high of 91 and a low of 66. Mom is going to pick all the meat off the turkey bones and boil the bones for soup stock. The house is going to smell real good today.
Hope your day is fun.
Hugs,
Blue and Jewel.

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08/31/2014 07:37.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Pearl and Silver!
Congrats on the pie eating contest. Who knew the two of you could eat so much so fast!
That's nice that your parronts live near g'ma! It's nice to have family near by. It's nice for us to have Lori in NC.
All of our friends from childhood have scattered all over.
Oh dear. It's hard to get a good baby picture. Good luck!
Hope you have an awesome day!
Love,
Raffikki

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08/31/2014 07:02.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi P&S great to see ya last night, Jenny
Wasn't that Fair Milonga fun last night, I am happy for all the winners and especially my friend Cookie! All of us Dallas kids had a great time, and the upside is dad rested well last night and is starting to feel better, yippee! It has been a very tough week or so, but his energy is slowly returning! We are having a beautiful Sunday here weather wise, we do love our Sundays! Thanks Kiddo, SP, RaneBeau, Taz, Kaji, Lizzie, & the leader of the band, Sam I Am, you all did very well! Have a great day dear friends, and give my love to all in your happy Sunday home, see ya tomorrow...

Forever love from Jenny & our Dallas family

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08/31/2014 06:45.45 AM Report This Comment  
  What a night !
There was so much food, so much fun and so many friends ! Couldn't have been better - Kiddo, Taz and SamIAm truly outdid themselves :) And Pearl, I don't think I've ever seen anybird eat pie like you ! Congratulations !

The parronts are glad they went to the flea market yesterday instead of today - mom found nothing, but always has fun poking around - dad found a movie poster and lots of junk food ! HGTV was there again filming for FLEA MARKET FLIP !

Two days of stormy weather coming up (what a way to end vacation) - but it'll force mom to relax and mentally prepare for back to school. It looks like they'll be a/c days too - 90+ temps for the first time ALL summer !

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

08/31/2014 04:04.00 AM Report This Comment  
  hi Kids
Just what we need..... Another KING for a Day to keep us busy waiting on him. RT

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08/31/2014 02:34.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Kids
Mom's favorite k-cup coffee is now available. Pumpkin spice, and it is so good. Yummy.

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08/31/2014 01:30.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver,
boy, oh boy do you guys love your pies. Congratulations to Pearl for winning the pie eating contest. I have never seen a birdy eat so much pie so quickly.

It was an okay day today, it didn't get very warm, in the mid 70s but the wind started to blow so hard that the trees were bending. Mom is hoping that it is nice tomorrow as she wants to get out and prune her roses.

Gentle wing hugs, love, and a vote from your protector and friend...Chica ♥

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08/30/2014 11:19.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
It was a freezing cold night here last night(47) and this morning was no different!Our temperatures never got beyond 70 even though the sun was out but the wind was really blowing hard so we never got to get outside.Also the neighbor down the street was burning something in his back yard and the smoke was so thick that you couldn't see the house next door and even though our windows were shut from the cold you could still smell the smoke in our house.Burning season is over and how is it that they can burn stuff like that?Its pretty dangerous as we haven't had rain here in a while now!Mom was so cold that she wore her winter coat and slipper socks to bed last night!She needed and eggscuse to warm the house up,as she refuses to put the heat on this early,so she made a pumpkin square recipe and that's in the oven heating up the kitchen hopefully!Then she made chocolate rice krispie squares.My dad is gone to work for the Town of Barnstable's 375th birthday and fireworks which were cancelled from the 4th,we won't see him til much later tonight!
My Mom hates going from one town to the next for shopping but Mom has to go where the buys are and one town has Walmart and the other side has KMart so its kind of hard to just go to one shopping area here!Mom feels the same way your sweet Mom does about not having to go out again once she comes home!
They have all the Halloween things out here also,along with the costumes and even some of the Thanksgiving stuff is out in some places too!The kids start school here on Tuesday!Mom is hoping for warmer weather tomorrow so she can have another BBQ and get us all outside to get some sunshine,we have to take advantage of every nice day we can get these days!
We can't wait to get to the Milonga County Fair tonight,its going to be so much fun like it always is!We are all doing something in it!Ring toss is one of our favorites and both me and my frother are good at it as we did that in our performance act when we were working birdies!
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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08/30/2014 08:09.35 PM Report This Comment  
  KAJI FOR 10K CLUB VOTE PG# 43005
HI PEARL N SILVER, WELL IT WAS HUMID HERE TODAY AS IT RAINED LAST NIGHT AND MAY RAIN AGAIN TONIGHT. THERE WAS A NICE BREEZE SO G-PA TURNED OFF THE A/C. WILL NOT BE GOOD SLEEPING TONGHT AS IT WILL BE TOO WARM.

TEAH FELIX IS SO COOL WITH HIS BOOTCAMP TRININGS. MOM HAS A FELIX T-SHIRT THAT SAYS GREY STRENGTH. SHE WANTS ANOTHER ONE TOO.

SEE YOU AT THE MILONGA

KACEY

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08/30/2014 04:59.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 30--As the smoke settles
What a gun-fight it was. Bullets sailin' arrows whizzin' past ya, and of course our herd stampeeding like mad-dogs towards the River. TiPaul races Lightning past the lead and cuts sharp hopin' to turn the varmits some, Pookie let's out a YIP, and dashes round the herd to the south, turnin' the lead steers back towards our camp. Mind ya it was a better idea then havin' them chargin' long-horns divin' into the water have crazy-like. Dixie cut into the dust and thunderin' hooves, and roped a cow pullin' the rope taunt he backed her up and a number of steers took her lead and swung wide to the north, and retraced their poundin' hoof prints.. Strawberry and Sugar where slappin' their hats on the horses flanks to pick up even more speed, as the herd continued to run wild. " YEEEEHAWWW! Chyna's voice could be heard over the herd, They're turnin' back"
Well on any other day, them cows changin' their ornery minds mighta been a good idea, but right now it wasn't. A bullet whipped by, knockin' my hat clear off my head. "WOW, that was close"
"Sorry Boss," Baxter yelled, " I missed my target"
"I wanta hope so, especially if'n I'm that target" I couldn't help but laugh at all the fun we was havin'. Then I heard them cows bearing down towards us. I sprung for my horse Cutter and barrelled out to meet them Steers face-on, Sky and Jenny-Lynn kept me covered, as Sweetpepper, Little Peep, and Cydney rode out to join me. " We have to make them turn back into themselves. We'll have to hold tight and make'em veer to the right. That oughta slow them down enough to get' em back under control. With thousand pound of cows, headin straight at us, I was sure prayin' my plan would work. The lead cow came right towards us, the herd on her heals. I let off a couple shots into the air and she turned, her side brushin Cutter as she headed in the direction I had wanted.
"Yippe! It worked, I never doubted ya Boss" Little Peep yelled riding after the slowin' herd.
I whipped my forehead, counted my blessin's then rode back into the gun-fight. Jumpin clear of Cutter as I dove for the side of the chuckwagon.
"Ready Boss" BonBon whispered," Let's go gettum." I let out a whistle that brought JL, Sky, Kiddo, Jolie, Finnegan crawlin and weavin' their way to join me back of the dragon-Wagon. Each picked up a big metal bucket, and snuck off into the thick brush .I followed, my bucket in hand. Movin' silent like,we made our way to where we had Bart and his ratty bunch of rustlers pinned-down. Gettin as close as we could, we stopped, watchin a spell. Then Jenny-Lynn headed into the camp. Bart drew on her but seein' JL. he lowered his riffle. Jenny lifted her wing as if to stretch and we set sail with the special-surprise BonBon and Snowflake concocted. Honey, molasses, and red hot chili peppers land with a splat coatin' all them rustlers from head to toe. Bart stumbled, and landed square onto We sit to watch the show.
Chuey 245908

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08/30/2014 02:59.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
Thanks for liking my face paint. Aunt Denise does the best job ever!!!
Oh, I forgot the microburst ... we have them too. They take down trees etc all in a straight row ... nasty storm.
I'm trying to get some blogs done early cause last night was a late night ... 3:10am! It better NOT be so slow tonight!
It's Saturday and we have some sun! In between the rain, our temps have been between 75 and 78 with humidity. That's right, you heard 78!!!! Ahhhh, it was nice to bask in the sun for a while before the next rain came. The only downside of the weekend is the bike people are back! Yes, it's the DALMAC weekend. They start in Lansing and end up on the Mackinac Bridge (3rd longest suspension bridge of 5 miles) walk on Sunday. There are three routes with 1500 bicycles on each route. Our scenic road is one of them, lucky us. Just try to get down our curvy wooded road with them riding 2,3,and sometimes 4 across! They will all be gone on Monday and back to normal around here. Meanwhile I'm enjoying what sun and warm temps we have. Then tonight is the fun Milonga Fair. See you there.
Hugs
Chyna

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08/30/2014 02:55.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
yes anymore when mom does my blogs she keeps the crocheting handy and helps to keep getting frustrated and gets something done too.
Today I found a neat place to perch. Its on top of the refrigerator and I can see everything from there. I tossed a few things off the refrigerator and then I chewed on moms grocery list she has hanging on the side. Mom had to rewrite a few things down again since it was chewed on. Mom checked the coupons in side and said it was good they were ok yet and gave me the “eye“. I am thinking this refrigerator perch isn’t going to last long though with mom. “If your alone, I’ll be your shadow. If you want to cry, I’ll be your shoulder. If you want a hug I’ll be your pillow. If you need to be happy, I’ll be your smile. But anytime you need a friend, I’ll just be me. Your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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08/30/2014 02:31.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
Well, just flying by for a quick visit and a reminder of tonight's milonga. See you there! Good luck in the pie eating contest.

Kiddo

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