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

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Joined BC: August 16, 2010
BOTD: March 30, 2011; 2nd BOTD: March 30, 2012
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Vote #1000 from Chirpy, #175712
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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)
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Vote #3500 from Sally, #202781
Vote #4400 from Hulk, #149144
Vote #4500 from Juni, #191689
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Thank you to all our birdie friends for vour visits and votes, we love you.

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

I am a Cockatiel from Cupertino, CA.

The 2 Birdikins

12 years old   M


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!

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  Hi Pearl & Silver
It's so sad that many animals lose their lives from those nasty oil spills.
Oh, they soak the sponge and put it in the horse's mouth, then clean eyes and face. The horse doesn't drink from the bucket.
Our BBQ is gas and we were able to enjoy it today.
The rain stopped in time for the BBQ today ... YAY ... my tummy is full! A lot of t-storms coming on Tuesday 11am to 11pm. But, Thursday and Friday will be greyt patio weather. Hope every bird enjoyed their weekend.

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

05/25/2015 10:08.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver,
I can't see any of the blogs on my page and I have tried to get them back but had no luck so blogging you without knowing what you wrote. I see your mom has been knitting again...they look good...

Its been a quiet day around here. Dad was pretty much exhausted yesterday so mom told him he had to slow down or he wouldn't be racing this Saturday. Dad has been busy every day for a couple of weeks. He agreed and realized he was exhausted so today, he has been relaxing and is feeling much better already.

The president of the bird club is in hospital again. This time she fell at her chiropractors office and really did a number on herself. She broke her right wrist and her left leg (femur). She landed on her face and her teeth are messed up but they can't xray her yet as they need her to sit up and she can't yet. They have operated on her leg and her wrist but she is in for a long recovery least 6 months. She was taken by helicopter to the hospital in Spokane but they were only able to get about halfway there before a thunderstorm made them land. Then Linda had to wait for the ambulance to get there to take her the rest of the way. She will be brought back to the hospital her for her rehab. She is having a really bad start to 2015 as she just got out of hospital after her asthma attack...Never rains but it pours...

Hope your day was a good one, it started out okay and then the sun came out but tonight it started to rain and get windy. Mom got upset when she saw all of the rain drops on her clean windows...

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

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05/25/2015 09:52.27 PM Report This Comment  




05/25/2015 09:24.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
Happy Memorial Day to you and your wonderful family!
This morning was a bright but cool sunny morning with the highs of 72 lows of 60 right now its cloudy dark and 70 cold degrees.Mom got us all up this morning after she got dad off to work and cleaned our cages and fed us and swept our room and then proceeded to get all the laundry washed and on the line.Then she made a ricotta cheesecake and a crustless pumpkin pie.Dad came home around 1:30pm and he got the grill out and all set up for our BBQ and while he did that Mom went and got the hamburgers and the hot dogs and rolls and condiments on the tray.Dad brought two deck chairs down to the lawn and while we stayed on the deck they ate on the lawn by the grill,the day kept getting colder and colder and the sun never came back out!Mom,dad and all of us had a nice relaxing time enjoying the BBQ until a big hawk came circling low in the sky over us!Mom looked up along with dad and couldn't believe the wingspan on that thing nearly 5 feet wide!Mom jumped up and ran to the deck and hauled both our cages inside the door.I can't tell if the hawk smelled the burgers and hotdogs or US!Mom wasn't taking any chances on that though.Then after Mom and dad were done eating,Mom took everything inside and cleaned up and then she and dad went out back to get the laundry in.There was so much of it and dad helped Mom get them off the lines for her and then as Mom folded the laundry,he took all his stuff upstairs and put it away.Now Mom is deciding whether to close all the windows or just leave some open for a while longer.The sun was nice while it was out but it never lasted long!
Those wash cloths are just beautiful and your Mom is so amazing and talented,it must be tedious to get the design in the pattern like that.Every one of those wash cloths came out perfectly!
The three tiels all open their wings wide for a big group tiel wing hug and hold on tight.They are savoring their friendship so much and are so blessed to have each others company each and every day!
Wishing you a greyt Memorial 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
Don't forget to get to Name That Tune pg#231616 for a chance to win a beautiful juke box for your very own and a special prize pic for guessing the theme of the week!

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05/25/2015 07:38.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
Mom sister doesnt do the computer and there are 3 hours difference between Pa and Az in time so makes it a bit hard for calls and sometimes play phone tag quite a while till they actually connect and talk.
Thanks for the information on the basic knit top and is it just Pearl and knit on them too? Where could I find a pattern like that at?
All house plants need to come in the house to survive in the winter here. Even some outdoor plants dont survive the winters here either. The rough winters probably shortens their life span as well.
I hope you had a nice enjoyable Memorial Day no matter what you did or where you went. Ours was pretty relaxing and we sat out side and I got a little bath before going out. It was very warm and I dried off quickly too. There was some traffic though not as much as yesterday. I guess people are always wanting to be somewhere else no matter where they are LOL. We were happy to be on Porchville and enjoyed the nice weather though. “All you need is love, but a little millet now and then sure doesn’t hurt.“ Leaving a vote for you~ hugs., Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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

05/25/2015 07:13.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Pearl and Silver!
Our GPa's were in WWII.
Poor Tink. She is eating a little of the food but not much. She is a tiny dog...9.6 pounds! Probably less now. We are calling the vet tomorrow to see about a different fat free food. As long as she doesn't get fat she feels pretty good. This morning she was throwing her toys in the air...and that was a happy site to see.,that means she is definitely doing better!
Well, we can't see any of your blogs or hopefully soon we will be able to see the knitted clothes!
Happy Memorial day!

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05/25/2015 04:06.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl Hi Silver
Happy Memorial Day!!When my parronts grill out they just put a few things on the grill.Like a few chicken brats a couple of burgers then corn on the cob.Dad likes having a few leftovers so he can eat some later on or bring it to work the next day of its a work day.
Hope there were no call ins at your moms job today so things ran smooth.Only one call in today at my moms job no surprise that it was rule abuser who is still holding onto her job.
Yup more rain.Just doesnt seem right places that really need the rain cant get enough and places that dont need the rain get more than enough.Have a good evening.

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05/25/2015 04:06.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Pearl, Hello Silver~~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! Your mom made those dishcloths?? She is so awesome. She really is very talented. Has she been knitting a long time? Mom's mother was good at it but mom never learned!
Mom and Ian went off to the mall to see Tomorrowland. Jennifer was not interested so she stayed home with us. Mom liked it a lot and she is not a big George Clooney fan. It was not what she expected but it was a very good story!
Mandy has been acting perfectly normal today. Mom even had to stop her from chewing up the wee wee pads! She doesn't like them and rips them up when mom is not looking!! Mom does not know if we need to expect more seizures of if this was it. Ian and Jennifer were nervous when mom left for work last night but mom told them it would be okay and it was!
You guys enjoy the day! Are the parront BBQ-ing?
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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05/25/2015 03:15.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Remember Our Heroes!!
Hi Pearl & Silver,

Well, this Memorial Day has been a good one for food. After two days of prep, Dad put two enchilada pies in the oven to bake. Fresh roasted chile peppers and fresh ground dried chiles, fresh cilantro, Mexican cheese, corn tortillas and best of all the meat: Pastor (Mexican BBQ) from the Valley Market butcher's shop. Lots more stuff, but it is all Dad's secret recipe. Mom and I shared a bowl, and Mom's mouth wanted more even when her tummy said enough.

However there are much more important things to think about today. Mom's dad served in WWI, but he got sent over right as things ended and never had to fight. Her brother served a tour in Viet Nam, but he was in the Signal Corps and never had to shoot anyone. Over the years many others were not so lucky, and many others never came home at all. Let's take a minute to remember their sacrifices. And if you haven't read the Memorial Day Program on the Calendar page, you will want to get on over there and check it out. Great job Director Popeye!

Head bowed in gratitude,

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05/25/2015 03:11.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi P&S
BB waddles in,stops,and stands at attention faceing Old Red White & Blue. She rases her right wing swiftly in a smart salute the last feather tucked tightly under the rest.
This is for all curently serving,and all who have served the great US of A!!
Now lets throw some meat on the grill, make some tator salad & apple pies, watch some baze ball & drink some Little Bits Best Best root beer!!!!


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05/25/2015 02:38.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Silver and Pearl
Hello everybirdie, Sweetie here on this damp, dull Monday herein Napanee, Ontariot. With less then a week left in this month, I wanted to take a brief look at a few of the blogs you left on my page to share with everyone. I have enjoyed reading all of your comments, and encourage everybirdie to share in the discussion. I was reading this morning and came across Miss Chyna's blog. It brought back many memories to me about my beginnings here in the Sky Flock. Chyna was very blessed indeed that her Momma and Daddy found her when they did. Dirty, hungry and sick she was being sold to whoever had the money to take her away. What a shame some people look at us and only see a value sign written in dollars. My story as you all know was different, but in a sense was also based on money.
Sometimes birds arrive into home with hidden illnesses, but there are a lot that were sold or given away because they were sick and their former owners did not or could not afford the money to have them treated by a Veterinarian. I am asking to see how many of you were outwardly ill when re-homed? How many were being housed in sub-standard, dirty conditions? How many of you were without food, or being given poor, low quality or incorrect foods?
My Momma Deb feels there should be standards set for those who retail Companion Parrots whether a private owner or as a business (Pet Stores, Breeders etc). In general the animal welfare laws of our countries are behind the times, lack sufficient depth to make necessary changes, and fall short in the juridical system. Laws set to protect us many times lead to fines, or a probational period of "owning or possessing an animal." Many of you may recall the tragic murder of Ozzie an CAG in Alberta Canada. Stolen from her front porch and brutally abused her murderers, three teens got away with a crime that united the Parrot World to fight for stiffer sentences,and more explicit laws to be written to protect ALL animals.
Many have shared this month that they have seen sick Companion Parrots sold in Pet Stores. Often when this fact is brought to staffs attention, they shrug it off and do nothing. Few chain stores will spend the money to take an ill bird to a Veterinarian for treatment. After all it effects their profit margin. Many times when an ill bird is pointed out it is removed from the display cage to die alone in the back of the store. Some stores even have made it their "policy" that sick animals, birds included be "humanely" killed by placing it into a box in their freezer. That is not humane, freezing to death, alone in the dark. Some stores have admitted that they are told by "head-office" that this is how they are to treat sick animals in the store.
Bird Channel members are a small group, but we have a voice to cry out for changes. We are not a commodity. We are loving, feeling, sensitive Creatures that deserve respect, care and to be loved for who we are!

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05/25/2015 01:50.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
Those are nice washcloths, they look embossed. Nice job, mom.
Today we are remembering those who gave their lives for our country. Mom's parents both served, and mom's brother just brought out a newspaper article from WWII honoring her dad and 3 of his brothers who were all serving. the article mentioned the silver star her dad earned, too.
Folks at the center were busy this weekend. They got the shade cloth over a new enclosure where they will keep more hutches for RVS species like ground hogs and skunks, and built 2 new aviaries to share the same space. The good news is that there's only one groundhog out there right now. She also did outdoor raccoon areas today. After a sweaty morning at the outdoor cages, she put up possum food, did dishes and a little filing before coming home to change for the pool.
The afternoon was glorious, lots of folks at the pool, lots of sunshine as well. Now mom is home where she will water plants if it doesn't rain, take care of us, and make a little dinner. Tomorrow morning mom has an eye appointment, so we will try to get online, but if her eyes are dilated or scratchy, maybe not until late in the day.
I hope you are having a great day and getting lots of sunshine, cuddles, and scritches. Hugs, Falco

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05/25/2015 12:53.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Buddy's
My mommy has lot's of pictures of Journey. She's trying to get them to upload and is having a terrible time. She will figure it out soon enough heehee.
The last game was awesome. The Warriors have to win one more game then they advance to the championship game. GO WARRIORS !!!

Happy Memorial day
Love your buddy

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05/25/2015 11:32.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl, Hi Silver
It's Blue and Jewel.
We think that all of our eggs are duds. No babies yet. Dad says to wait a few more days and then he'll pull them and we'll start over with a second batch.
Dad never got to put the sprinklers out yesterday. Mom needed to clean more cages so dad helped and then the made home made salsa. Then Bob called and wanted to go for Chinese food. Well, that was the end of that day. If you haven't noticed, food takes the top spot in our house. After dinner dad tried to help Bob with some photo cropping but it didn't work so good. Bob wanted to take a small area in a cell phone photo and expand it really big. Dad showed Bob that the expanded area just looked like blotches. After Bob left it was time to tuck us all in for the night.
Today will be clear, with a high of 76 and a low of 57. Dad's going to try for the sprinklers again.
Hope your day is fun.
Blue and Jewel.


05/25/2015 08:03.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver,

Wishing you and your family a safe and happy holiday!!
Leaving a vote for you. Enjoy your day!!!

Your friend,

Come visit me, ***Chipper--VOTE WARRIORS FOR 10K***.

05/25/2015 07:20.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Holiday hunky boys, from your pal Jenny Lynn
We want to wish all our dear BC friends a happy and safe Memorial Day! We had tornado watches and warning all around us, and several touched down just across the Mississippi River, but very little damage or so we are lead to believe! Our rain was minimal at best, so no worry about flooding! We have more coming today but hopefully not to much of anything! Give our love to all in your Holiday home, and may peace reign supreme at your home today! Cherish your fond memories, and don't forget to love each other, love and happiness starts at home ya know, see ya all tomorrow...

Holiday love from Jenny & our Dallas family

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05/25/2015 04:53.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Memorial Day Flitzer
Happy Memorial Day.
Not sure what's going on today, but it will be warm - near 80 degrees.
Saturday, Dad helped friends celebrate their friend's 98th Birthday.
I can't count that high - 98 is such a big number.

Dad and Uncle Geno took a day trip Sunday in the sunshine -driving a couple hours away.
Nice day for a drive.
~Wings Up~

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05/25/2015 03:48.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Memorial Day love from Cookie
I watched the flag pass by one day.
It fluttered in the breeze.
A young Marine saluted it,
and then he stood at ease.
I looked at him in uniform
So young, so tall, so proud,
He'd stand out in any crowd.
I thought how many men like him
Had fallen through the years.
How many died on foreign soil?
How many mothers' tears?
How many pilots' planes shot down?
How many died at sea?
How many foxholes were soldiers' graves?
No, freedom isn't free.

I heard the sound of TAPS one night,
When everything was still
I listened to the bugler play
And felt a sudden chill.
I wondered just how many times
That TAPS had meant "Amen,"
When a flag had draped a coffin
Of a brother or a friend.
I thought of all the children,
Of the mothers and the wives,
Of fathers, sons and husbands
With interrupted lives.
I thought about a graveyard
At the bottom of the sea
Of unmarked graves in Arlington.
No, freedom isn't free.

by Kelly Strong

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05/25/2015 02:20.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
it was a gorgeous day today.Cori and i got to go outside for about 20 minutes before the neighbor started with the jackhammer and burning. in those 20 minutes we watched hummingbirds coming to the feeder. once Cori started sneezing from the burning smoke mom brought us inside. mo felt really ad for me because was so happy to be outside and in those 20 minutes i took 2 baths

love Boo Boo

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05/24/2015 11:02.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
Those oil spills are so very bad. I hope all the animals will be saved.
They bring out a bucket of clean water and use a sponge on the horses face. The horse also gets a drink. I sent you an email with a couple of pics.
It was nice here until around 2pm. Then it got dark and cold. The rain didn't start until 10pm. Looks like the t-storms will be from 1am thru 1pm ... oh joy! No patio time for me! Hurry summer!

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

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05/24/2015 08:50.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Pearl and Silver!
Oh, I love your picture of you two at the beach!

Have some cake!! So glad you stopped by, cuz you know Lizzie loves to bake, and she made this wonderful cake for my BOTD honor!!

Wing hugs coming your way!
Your buddy,

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05/24/2015 08:23.11 PM Report This Comment  
  way and hum in contentment!
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
PS Mom left your prize pic in your email!It came out wonderful!

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

05/24/2015 07:56.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
It is always such a pleasure to watch that little baby grow in height and grow in learning and other skills also,it never gets old to watch them and hear them talking and learning taking their first steps,first words,learning their colors and reading words from a book!Skin sis will be so surprised when she does get old enough and surpasses her in height,skin bro towers over my Mom!
Thank you for the insight on the gas points.Mom never thought of it that way!
I think that's awesome that you share a birdhouse together,I shared a birdhouse with Angel Mario and Celine and I loved being with them,now its just Celine I share with.I know what you mean about being upset if you were separated,I feel the same way.That's so good that you're good to each other,that's so important when sharing a birdhouse together!
We all just love the washcloths your amazing Mom made.Mom loves them all but is partial to the music note one!
We woke up to a bright sunny morning a little chilly the highs for the day of 71 the lows being 55,its 63 right now at 7:00pm.Mom got to feed us our bean mix and clean our cages then got dad his breakfast and made dad his sandwiches for his lunch for the week,and skin sis came over before 10:00am.Then Mom started on cleaning out the TV room closet and had everything pulled off from the shelves and on the TV room floor and then skin bro came in.Mom had two big huge garbage bags and a third one started.Skin bro wanted a haircut so Mom had to stop what she was doing and get the clippers and go outside to cut skin bro's hair,dad was outside mowing the yard and getting the deck furniture up and he got the screens in the storm door and the grill out.We will have a BBQ tomorrow when dad comes home from work!After Mom got done with skin bro's hair he left to go look for some houses with the realtor and Mom and skin sis continued on with the closet.Finally by late afternoon Mom got most of everything out of the shelves and filled one big huge garbage bag for donations and the other huge bag with trash and then there were several smaller bags with more donations.Around 3:30pm Mom stopped to make lunch for everyone and just as she got done making french bread pizza and brought it out to the deck,skin sis's ride came and she had to leave.So Mom packed up her pizza and she took it home with her to eat there.Mom had already taken us all out on the deck to enjoy the sunshine and we had some nice showers too!Then Mom had dad lift all those heavy bags out to the car for her so you could see the room again.After Mom made dinner for dad and got us all cleaned up for the night,she finally got into the TV room again so we could do our blogs.We so hope that tomorrow will be just as nice as today was and that Mom will not be spending the day inside working so we all can enjoy the warm sunshine!
The three tiels all open their wings wide for a big group tiel wing hug and hold on tightly.They can always feel Angel Mario's wings surrounding them as they s

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

05/24/2015 07:55.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver!
Thank you so much for voting me Bird of the Day on Friday! I had a fun time hanging out with my friends in the castle! (: Jester, Honey, Pressie and I got dropped off at our Uncle Charlie's house today. I don't get to see mommy again until the 5th of June! ): I don't mind it too much here, I like Uncle Charlie. Grey Bird, Bella and Dobby are staying at our house, and mom's Grandmother is coming over to take care of them, and the dog and cat. At least I'll be let out of my cage here! Have a nice night, I'll talk to you later! Hugs, Peatree

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05/24/2015 07:23.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
Moms sister says she has made the trip from Az to Pa for 15 years and two trips at least a year so that is 30 trips plus some and she is getting older and time to quit so doubt if she comes back to Pa again once she moves though.
Mom will have to get DIL to show her how to make the top once she masters it though. Oh yes $$ for Christmas and birthdays is the only way to go now for the grands and then they can buy what they want or need. That works good for all of them now.
Yesterday when mom went down to visit with skin brother and family moms DIL gave her some peppermint to plant and some hens and peeps. I never knew you could plant hens and peeps but mom said these arent the kind I am thinking of and they are plants. Mom used to have them a long time ago and had them in the container with holes to grow out of but think its too cold here in the winter and hers died. She will make sure she takes these ones in come winter. DIL peppermint grows like crazy too but mom has hers in a container so hoping it lives and thrives too. “Goodbyes are not forever, goodbyes are not the end, They simply mean I’ll miss you until we meet again.“ Goodbye from Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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05/24/2015 06:34.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl Hi Silver
My mom keeps forgetting sometimes and will still vote frist before she leaves a note.Sometimes the notes are still there but many times they all dissapear.Just dont know what to expect.Guessas long as I can still get all my visits in I should be happy.
Nice to be able to leave some workers out on the floor if shoppers have a question but also good to know you do have something to fall back on if help is needed on registers.
We are getting a ton of rain today its been coming down like crazy and is pretty cool to only in the 50's.Such a change from the beautiful day we had yesterday.Have a good evening.

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05/24/2015 03:58.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver,
Yes, you have those programs on your computer. The ones we use are just websites. You do not need a special program for them.

That's great that the Golden State Warriors won the game last night. Maybe they will win and go to the championship. Please keep me posted!

Have a blessed Sunday. Leaving a vote for you.

Your friend,

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05/24/2015 03:05.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
Well, Mom took off for the gym this morning in spite of her left shoulder flaring with arthritis. Lucky for her the Tylenol kicked in right before she started her session with Becky, because it was a tough one! Then she did zumba, and boy was she sweaty and tired after that. This time she made me wait to see her till after her shower.

However it is warmer today, and when she was clean we went outside for a nice sunbath. It was a perfect temp of 72 at 1:15, and so it would probably not have been warm enough any earlier anyway. Mom forgot to bring me out a nutriberry, and believe it or not Dad went and got me one and gave it to me. It is the first treat I have ever taken from his fingers. Of course, I was in my outside carrier and couldn't bite him, but I didn't even try! Mom says it is a sign I am mellowing towards him after 11 years, but Dad says I will hate him forever. I wonder who is right?

Meanwhile there will be no BBQ here for the holiday, because there were no decent steaks on sale yesterday. So instead Dad is making his famous enchilada pie! It takes all day, so he is making it today to eat tomorrow. Mom and I shared leftover Chicken Bowl for lunch which was just fine by me.


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05/24/2015 02:34.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
Hello everybirdie, Sweetie here on this Memorial Day long weekend. I again must say I am sorry for missing yesterday but Momma Deb had to visit a very talented Indian Ringneck named Max to clip his nails for his Momma. Problem is to get there was a very long drive across country. Needless to say Max looks great, and to make up for the nail grooming he received a Chuey's Chewable Bird Toy Creations, round peg boards to play with.
Max's Mom had contemplated adding another fid to the household. However after talking to my Momma she has decided to keep on loving Max and an pass on adopting another Parrot. Max is quite spoiled, and very well cared for and love. I doubt he would have been any to happy to see another Companion Parrot moving in on his home territory.
The conversation over lunch drifted to the topic of Parrots of course. Max's Mom had recently watched a television commercial telling people to Adopt! Don't Shop! for a Companion Parrot. She had never seen the commercial before and it caught her off guard, but also made her begin to think. She does not recall the name of the Rescue other then it was in the USA. How wonderful it would be if Rescues could come together to finance, through donations and Corporate sponsors television advertisements or magazine advertisements encouraging Adoption of Parrots over buying from a store/breeder/bird Mart etc. Companies advertise to cause consumers to purchase brand "A" over brand "B". I am certain it would work on potential owners of Companion Parrots in like manner. If even one Parrot was adopted from each Rescue what a difference it could begin to make.
Parrot ownership ( ugh, I dislike that term) is a privilege, not a right. When the World begins to realize this truth, we Parrots will begin to gain the respect we rightfully deserve. Our friendship can not be purchased, forced from us or bullied out of us. We are wild flying Creations that were meant to spend our days being Parrots, not a cage ornament or room accent. While on FB today I saw someone's cool off-handed comment to a Parront who has just lost a fid. Suggesting she buy another to replace her baby. It is sad to think this person is someone who has a bird. Love from a Companion Parrot can not be purchased with all the money in the World. You have to earn it, on our terms.
NOW FOR TODAY'S QUESTION; Please share with us one or two of the hurls you encountered when first bringing home your fid(s). Also how about some of the best, most touching moments as well. The greatest over-coming moment when you just knew you and your Fid were happily bonded for life!

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05/24/2015 01:06.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
We have received a final EXTENSION, but it ends on MAY 24th at midnight. This allows anyone still wishing to order a Shirt to do so. Please use the photo link below to view all the styles and colors. Our awesome Logo was created by Eva Kline of N.C. and shares the important message
ADOPT! DON'T SHOP!. You, too can become an Ambassador for Rescue Parrots and help New Wings Bird Rescue and Sanctuary provide necessary Veterinarian care for Rescue Parrots.
ALL proceeds go directly to Derrydale Animal Hospital

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05/24/2015 01:05.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Pearl, Hello Silver~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! Just a short Hello today and hugs and a vote too!
Mandy had a seizure. It was a very short one but we have to keep an eye on her.
Enjoy your day!
With love ~ Sugar ♥

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05/24/2015 01:03.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl, Hi Silver
It's Blue and Jewel.
Yesterday's BBQ at mom's brother's house was great. Not as many showed up as mom thought so everybody had a place to sit. Most everybody brought food so there was plenty for everybody. Mom's brother BBQ'd Chicken, pork and beef brisket and dad brought home plenty. We'll get to sample some of the chicken. Mom and dad took 85 deviled eggs to the party and at the end, only 6 were left. Mom left them at the party so the family could finish them off. Good thing that mom and dad made 22 extra for themselves.
Today will be partly cloudy, with a high of 73 and a low of 55. Dad has to put the sprinklers back out in the front yard and water because it didn't rain.
Hope your day was fun.
Blue and Jewel.


05/24/2015 07:41.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
The center has a pretty good release rate with birds. National release rates are in the 30% range, ours are in the 75% range.
Yesterday mom found ribs at a good price, and baked them last night so she could cut and freeze individual portions. We don't cook out, because mom is alone and has no need for a grill, so she will barbecue them in the toaster oven at some point. Our neighbor brought corn on the cob, too; today we all got corn! (Well, I got a couple of kernels to see if I would eat them, and the boys and Maxine got slices of corn on the cob to eat.)
The pool opened yesterday. Mom went up for about 3 hours, and got a bit of sun. All her friends who sit in the same spots were there, so they all got caught up on each other's lives. It's funny, they don't see or talk to each other all winter long, but they are still friends.
We have a new iris in bloom, mom thinks it's called wildebeest or gnu or something like that. It's striped purple and white. We'll try for a pic and see if anyone can identify it. Mom doesn't remember where it came from.
Today is a pool day for a couple of hours, then mom has to go to a double birthday party. Her grand nephew and her grand niece are celebrating their 11th and 10th birthdays, respectively. The little girl plays softball, and is pretty busy every weekend, so they decided to combine the parties into one. That's fine with mom, for sure!
I hope you are having a bright sunshiny day and getting lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Falco

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05/24/2015 07:19.15 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Pearl and Silver!
Thanks for your thoughts . We may have to bring her food back to the vet before her appointment on Thursday because she just won't eat it. Everything she has to have has to be fat free. Don't think the food tastes very good. The vet has other fat free we will try another one. TinkerBelle seems to be doing long as she has no fat in her diet.
So...which clothes did your mom knit? Bet they look nice!
Hope you have an awesome day!

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05/24/2015 06:16.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi guys !
Yesterday was picture perfect (even if it started out chilly) ! Mom and dad had a great time at the flea market (they didn't bring home any fleas though . . . ) - they came home with a new bathtub for me ! There was a Tupperware lady that mom had talked to in Oct. Mom had told her that I use a sheet cake carrier to bathe in and I had chewed the edges up some. Well, she had one she couldn't sell cause it didn't have a cover for it. She brought it with her hoping mom would be there this weekend ! And then just gave it to her outright ! What a nice human :) Mom also got a really pretty teak parrot - mom will try to post a picture later when she takes the pictures of the planters for aunt Pam. Oh, and a really scary wind chime for the deck - as long as she doesn't hang it near my window ! Daddy ? He got funnel cake !

Today they'll go to the g'parronts to mow and have a cookout . . . hope you have a peaceful Sunday. love Cookie

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05/24/2015 03:14.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Sunday
a quick Fly-By today

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05/24/2015 02:39.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kids
Thanks for all your help. I wish they would fix the problems on BC before I totally lose interest. RT

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05/23/2015 10:13.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
Awww, having fun with the grand is the best!
I'll find some pics for you to see, no worries. Oh yes, they wash the horses faces after a muddy/dirt race.
That oil spill is so sad for the wildlife ... hope they can save them.

Today was awesome. We had sun and warm temps, I sat by the screen door watching flowers get planted. Looks like most of Sunday will be greyt too. Better grill out early as the rain comes at dinner time.
Wishing you a wonderful Memorial Day!

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05/23/2015 09:32.52 PM Report This Comment  
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