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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

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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  Hi Pearl & Silver
Wes Craven, renowned director of horror movies (and less reputable genres), died this week in Los Angeles. Best known for the Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream franchises, Craven was also a great lover of birds, an ardent conservationist -- and a supporter of the Biological Center for Diversity, making more than 125 curiously small donations from 2004 to just days before his death.
With a nod to Hitchcock, he wrote an occasional column for the Martha's Vineyard Gazette called "Wes Craven's The Birds," in which he once wrote: "Extinction is contagious ... We leave more than a carbon footprint on this planet. We leave a footprint on wildness itself, and it's a big one. No bird can deal with what we've done to the environment in just a few centuries. As a wise owl I met in Hooters once said, evolution is slow. Humanity is a speeding bullet."

Predictably, Craven's love of nature was not of the warm and cuddly type. In a speculative piece examining the perils of migration of the future in an industrialized landscape, he joins a group of feathered travelers:

"We took off from the Vineyard on a nice day in 2014 and twelve hours later crash-landed outside Baltimore in 2020. The blue jay was dead before he hit the ground -- high-tension wires. There were hurricane winds, lightning and driving rain. In fact, the whole coastal area looked like it had been flooded and growing wild for years. There were coyotes and feral dogs everywhere, and they weren't the only marauding creatures. There was a guy with a shotgun who wanted to eat my guides. I said no, which got both the coot and me shot. But suddenly the osprey snatched the twelve-gauge from the shooter's hand, swung it head first like a fish in its talons, and pulled the trigger. It wasn't pretty but it sure solved the problem.
" 'I didn't know a bird could do that!' I gasped.
" 'Not in 2014,' the osprey said. 'But it's 2030 now. Times are a changing.' "

love Boo Boo

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09/04/2015 11:01.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
Yes, the people are still in the house. They are busy house hunting in Ohio. My skinsis and her cat are moving out west (again). She likes it out there.
Today, dad's salt water fish went to their new home. They are with friends of ours so that is good.
Our closing date has been set on September 30th. We hope they will leave by then or soon after. At least the rental (in Port Charlotte) is only 10-15 minutes away form the new house. The best part is that it's in my friend "E's" neighborhood. Maybe I'll see my favorite egret, hope so.
Hugs
Chyna

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09/04/2015 09:47.28 PM Report This Comment  
  is so exhausted and hopes to get some sleep early tonight!We should be back on BC tomorrow sometime if Mom can stay home and Nana is doing better by then.I missed you more than you can know!
The three tiels all open their wings wide for a big group tiel wing hug and hold on tightly savoring their friendship and love!
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.

09/04/2015 09:15.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
I sure have missed you both sooo much!!! My frothers and fister and Parronts all had a wonderful time traveling to meet The Stark flock and Aunt Tanya and Uncle Steve.Mom and Dad got my frothers and fister all set up in their traveling cages and got them in the backseat of dad's car and loaded all the luggage and all their things and they all took off for the road.It was a nice warm sunny day and they were on the road by 7:30am and dad made sure they had our favorite radio station to listen to all the way which kept them quiet and happy.A few hours into the trip,my dad was getting sore and hungry so they all stopped off at a McDonald's and dad went in to get something to eat and brought it back out to the car so he could stay with Mom and my fiblings.Mom changed their papers and gave them a little snack and then they were on their way again.They had a few more rest stops so dad could stretch his legs and Mom made sure they were all okay with enough to eat and drink and they finally made it to Aunt Tanya's and Uncle Steve's by late afternoon on Saturday.They had such wonderful lodgings in Hotel Conurefornia and got to meet Angel and Aunt Jeanne.Angel is a pineapple GCC who looks just like Candida.It was so much fun for them to finally get to sit out in the sunshine on the deck while our parronts unloaded the car and talk to everyone.Sunday they got to meet Aunt Mary,Aunt Janet and Uncle Bill and they had a BBQ and everyone got to take pictures and enjoy each others company.It was so much fun to meet Carter,Kookie,Charlie,Baldrick,Teal'c,Miranda,CUBi- rd,Moggie,Blue,Doo Diligence,Joshua and Elvis!We thought we were going to go all the way and visit Aunt Arlene,Falco,Pino and Willie,but by Monday morning skin sis called and was upset because Nana was in such pain and was near tears the pain was so bad.And skin sis herself wasn't feeling well.Her blood test came back with no results and the MRI didn't show exactly where the tear in her knee was so she had to undergo another imaging.She has another appointment next week to see the doctor.Skin sis was upset because she didn't know what to do for Nana and wanted Mom to come home as she was so worried about Nana.Mom kept trying to settle things long distance but it didn't work out so they all wound up having to go home early.Mom had to call Aunt Arlene to let her know that they wouldn't be able to come see her and Aunt Jinky and Aunt Carol.They all felt bad as they were looking forward to this trip.So Mom packed up everything and by Tuesday morning they were all back in the car and headed for home.They were all disappointed to have cut their trip short.When they all got home,Mom got every birdie in their cages and took straight off for Nana's and has been in and out for most of the week.She went back today to help with things and hopefully the dr. will find a cancellation so Nana won't have to wait til Wednesday to get in to see him.We all have missed everyone so much!Please forgive the c/p tonight but Mom

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09/04/2015 09:15.00 PM Report This Comment  
  VOTE HULK PG 149144 OCT BOTM
HI PEARL N SILVER. WELL THIS WEEKEND IS LABOR DAY WEEKEND. THE PIE SHOP WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY SO THAT WE ALL WILL HAVE A COOK OUT AND PARTY AT THE ROYAL LAKE AND ON OUR PONTOON BOAT.

MOM DID GO TO HER DR TODAY. SHE FOUND OUT THAT SHE HAS 2 ULCERS ADN THAT THE STRICTURE BETWEEN THE STOMACH AND SMALL INTESTINE IS VERY TIGHT. THAT IS WHY SHE HAS PAIN SHORTLY AFTER EATING. MOM IS ON MEDICINE TO HELP HEAL THE ULCERS AND THEN IN ONE MONTH SHE WILL HAVE A SECOND EGD PROCEDURE DONE AT THE HOSPITAL UNDER GENERAL ANESTHESIA USING A PEDIATRIC SCOPE TO DILATE THE STRICTURE. IN TEH MEANTIME MOM EATS LOTS OF SMALL ER MEALS AND MUST REALLY CHEW UP HER FOOD.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND

KACEY

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09/04/2015 09:11.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
Mom said that machine that dad had was a backhoe and he sure did make lots of noise with it too!
Mom did a few things here this morning and then we went out for my sunbath which felt really good. Mom had to water her plants out on the porch and clean the windows out front on the porch. The flies make a mess on the white parts of the window. Mom thinks the flies are worse here cause of the cows across the road at the farm but we do enjoy watching them too and the windows need cleaning anyway…just not this often LOL. Mom and I came in and then mom left to get her feathers trimmed but dad was home so I was out of my condo with the door open if I wanted to be. “A friend like you is like a four leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have.” Your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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09/04/2015 06:46.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl Hi Silver
Thank you for your on going support with votes. The copy and paste works great so far so good for my mom being able to breeze through notes.
A few of my mom's co workers eat some pretty scary things I don't think my mom would ever dare to try.
I know my mom has said before but it's other drivers in the snow not only her driving that makes her nervous.
Tip #2
Spice up meals with hot sauce. Not only will that get you drinking more water... But the capsaicin in the peppers has been shown to temporarily boost your heart rate. And the faster our heart beats, the more calories we burn – it’s that simple. In fact, one study found that people who included chili peppers in their meals saw their metabolism increase a whopping 30%!

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09/04/2015 06:30.18 PM Report This Comment  
  HI PEARL & SILVER!!!
Gee sorry did not get back to you yesterday...Mom & Dad got what you call "Doctered Out"..Mom had her check up (vascular study)to see how everything is flowing in the leg since having the blood clot and stents put in the vein (not artery) and that all was great but her BP was rocking high probably because of being a worrier and has anxiety..So the Cardiovascular Doctor changed her meds and gave her something for anxiety..Then it was Dad's turn for a vascular study on legs & feet..That turned out okay but Doctor thinks he could have Spinal Stenosis...So next they needed to go go for some exrays(Dad)..Anyway this is all taking place about 1 1/2 hour drive from home...So what I am saying until they got home both were wiped out for the evening..Sure hope you are having a great Friday...Pecked a V4U...Many birdie wing hugs to both of you my dear friends...Love you 2 buddies, Stormy :o)

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09/04/2015 03:44.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
Thanks for that title. Mom just sent off a purchase request to the library. Hopefully they will order it. They have responded favorably to such requests in the past, so here's hoping!

Well, just hung up on the phone with Aunt Staci. She is still in the hospital and sounding terrible! They don't know what is wrong, but she can't keep either food or even water down so she is on an IV drip to keep her hydrated. Mom called her on her cell, because she was worried about not hearing from her. They only talked for a minute, because Aunt Staci sounded so bad. Mom is really concerned, but she is in the best place to find out what is wrong.

Well, Mom took off for the gym at 9:30, so no morning sunbath. However since it has cooled off quite a bit here, that was fine. Mom got home, showered and came in to see how tricky it would be to get me into the carrier around 1:15. I climbed right in!! Told you I prefer my sunbaths in the afternoon. Mom sat in the shade, but it was just right for me in the sun. My feathers are glowing!

I had an embarrassing moment last night. Mom and I were in my room, and I was playing with the local (read small) phone book, which is one of my favorite toys. The cover was long gone, and I was curling the pages over to create a tunnel to climb in. However the tunnel was only big enough for my head, and when I tried to shove my wings through the whole thing tipped and I almost fell off the table! Well, of course I had to wreak my revenge on the phone book, and so I shredded several pages into confetti. And then I made another tunnel....Mom laughed! How rude!

Kiddo

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09/04/2015 03:05.32 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
Mom is always impressed when people who don't usually read find something they'd like to peruse. Mom is like yours, she reads all the time.
Mom finally talked to Aunt Rose last evening. They got home safely on Tuesday, and she has an appointment for Nana for next week at the doctor. Her daughter is happy to see her back, too, as she also has some medical issues. We're hoping to see her at Parrot Palooza, mom gave her the hotel information.
We are not seeing Aunts Donna and Therese this weekend, the breeder told them the new baby isn't ready yet, so they're coming next weekend. It's a good thing mom doesn't take these things personally, she'd be thinking she doesn't shower enough or something, haha.
This morning mom cleaned the recovery room, then she went to Trader Joe's because their white dijon mustard is the only kind she likes, then she went to the pool. So finally she is back here, and what does she do? She gets on BC to get our blogs done! Well, we'll have her later on, and for the whole evening, as Uncle Gene went back to Germany today, and mom has no plans for tonight.
I hope you are having a great day with lots of good weather, cuddles, and scritches. Hugs, Falco

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09/04/2015 01:06.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Pearl, Hello Silver~
I hope you guys are having a great day! The event went very well at Ian's store last night. He didn't get home until 3am! He spend $60!hahahahaha Any extra he made went right back to the store!hahahahaha
I think they closed around 2am but since the assistant manager was giving him a ride home, he had to hang out with her while she corrected the schedule. Ian said they were 28 hours over. I guess the store up in Bellvue was on the news about the midnight sale and didn't have everything that was shown so they got it from Ian's store. Mom made all the signs for the stuff at her store overnight while the guys were putting it out. It took them forever since they had to stop and look at each thing! Then mom found 8 of the die cast vehicles that were not in the system. She boxed them up and sent the forms in and told the toy lead to check with the office before he left to see if they got them in the system. Sounds like both stores had about the same things but Ian's store had a whole lot more. Guess Walmart was selling things at midnight too since ours is open 24 hours a day.
I just found out that Kaji has not been BOTM either. I'll have to talk to him about that! It was smart of your mom to plan the whole thing out. We did it week by week. It was a lot of work but it was fun too. I love reading everyones blogs!
You guys enjoy the day! It got colder here so it's a good thing mom decided to burn off the dust in the heater yesterday. It won't be too long before we are going to need it!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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09/04/2015 12:20.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver,
The Warriors team reached 2,000 votes yesterday! We still have a long way before getting to the 10K. Please continue to vote for our team each day, if you are able. The page is # 263181 Thanks to everybirdie who has been voting for our team. We appreciate your support!!

Have a great weekend!! Left a vote for you.

Your friend,
Chipper

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09/04/2015 11:17.34 AM Report This Comment  
  P&S I SCORED!
Mom let me out for a WHOLE 20 minutes this morning to forage, then GRABBED me around my whole body--to pin my wings--and JAILED me. She was heading to a friend's sewing machine for 1/2 hour. She let me out to finish foraging. Of course when I was done I visited Polly's pellets. Since she was on the floor of her cage, I was able to steal one AND mom let me keep it!
Zippy

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09/04/2015 10:07.35 AM Report This Comment  
  HI PEARL & SILVER!!!
Gee sorry did not get back to you yesterday...Mom & Dad got what you call "Doctered Out"..Mom had her check up (vascular study)to see how everything is flowing in the leg since having the blood clot and stents put in the vein (not artery) and that all was great but her BP was rocking high probably because of being a worrier and has anxiety..So the Cardiovascular Doctor changed her meds and gave her something for anxiety..Then it was Dad's turn for a vascular study on legs & feet..That turned out okay but Doctor thinks he could have Spinal Stenosis...So next they needed to go go for some exrays(Dad)..Anyway this is all taking place about 1 1/2 hour drive from home...So what I am saying until they got home both were wiped out for the evening..Sure hope you are having a great Friday...Pecked a V4U...Many birdie wing hugs to both of you my dear friends...Love you 2 buddies, Stormy :o)

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09/04/2015 09:31.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl, Hi Silver
It's Blue and Jewel.
The police chief declared yesterday as "Ice Cream Day". He brought in a huge ice cream truck and everything was free for officers, staff and volunteers. What a great treat on a warm, not too hot day.
After the ice cream, mom and dad went to the mall. Dad sat in a chair and took a nap while mom drooled over the crystal pieces.
Today will be partly cloudy, with a high of 79 and a low of 59.
Hope your day is fun.
Hugs,
Blue and Jewel.

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09/04/2015 07:33.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Pearl and Silver!
Oh.....ok. My mom was wondering how the colors would have matched up! So there is yarn that doesnt have color lots? Thats interesting. Wonder how they do that? Dont think that I would trust that.
Thats the bad thing about buying kits. If you run out of something ...you are stuck. So what did your mom do when she ran out of the yarn in her needle point kit?
Hope you have an awesome day today!
Love,
Raffikki

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09/04/2015 06:01.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cupertino Tiel guys-from Jenny Lynn
Yesterday I got a note from my best Amazon friend, Ms Sugar and she ask me to vote for Hulk for BOTM! That will not be a big stretch for us because we normally vote for Mr Goodno everyday, I call him my Hunky Hulk, the Madison mad man, he is always there for the rest of us! Did got his errands done and watched some Bears and Packers football, before falling asleep, just like at our Milonga's! We have another day of suppressive heat and humidity, but fortunately we don't get to many and they never last for long! TGIF dear friends, we hope yours is a good one as you prepare for Labor Day Weekend! Give our love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Forever love from Jenny & our loving Dallas family-----VOTE HULK for BOTM #149144

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09/04/2015 04:56.38 AM Report This Comment  
  hi guys !
Well, day 2 of meetings done - yesterday was "data day" - analyzing the standardized test scores from last year . . . can you say BORING ? Boy was mom glad to get home to me :) I was so happy the first thing I did was hop in the bath again ! Of course it was another hot sticky day :( This morning is still very warm and muggy, but it's supposed to improve as the day goes on . . . and then turn into a really nice weekend ! Hip hip hooray !

Tomorrow is one of the bigger flea markets so I know mom and dad will be out early to go before heading to the g'parronts . . . Does mom think the store will be busy since it's a long weekend ?

Have a good day friends ! love Cookie

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09/04/2015 02:54.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kids
An early morning visit from the Quaker known as the little green brat. R T

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09/04/2015 12:42.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
Plastic trash isn't just accumulating in oceans around the planet but: inside the stomachs of seabirds, from albatrosses to penguins, that confuse the indigestible garbage with food.In 1960, fewer than 5 percent of individual seabirds had evidence of plastic in their stomachs. That soared to 80 percent in 2010,
90 percent of all seabirds alive today have eaten plastic of some kind,. 99 percent of seabird species on Earth will be plagued by plastic ingestion within 35 years.The plastic being eaten by seabirds runs the gamut from bags, bottle caps and cigarette lighters to plastic fibers from synthetic clothes, much of which ends up at sea after washing through urban rivers, sewers and waste deposits.But why are seabirds eating it? Since they rarely have time to examine their seafood before it gets away, many seabirds have evolved to rapidly grab meals from the water as they fly or swim by. This eat-first-and-ask-questions-later strategy had few risks for most of their history, but the past 60 years have brought a sea change to Earth's oceans by peppering them with specks of stomach-clogging plastic.

The problem is especially evident among Laysan albatrosses, which hunt by skimming the surface with their large beaks. They end up eating lots of plastic this way, some of which they later regurgitate for their chicks on land. But while adults can throw up inedible trash they've accidentally eaten, their chicks can't. Depending on the debris, too much might tear a chick's stomach or just cause it to starve despite feeling full. Evidence of such misfortune has become surprisingly common

Although plastic pollution affects seabirds worldwide, it has the most devastating impact in places with high biodiversity. ocean plastic's worst effects occur in the Southern Ocean, specifically a band around the southern edges of Australia, South Africa and South America."We are very concerned about species such as penguins and giant albatrosses, which live in these areas. the infamous garbage patches in the middle of the oceans have strikingly high densities of plastic but very few animals live [there]."

Earth's monitored seabird populations have fallen by 70 percent since the 1950s — the equivalent of about 230 million birds in just 60 years. this isn't just a problem for seabirds, since the winged predators are like canaries in a coal mine for their entire ecosystem.Seabirds are particularly good indicators of the health of marine ecosystems and seeing this magnitude of seabird decline, we can see there is something wrong with marine ecosystems. 8 million metric tons of plastic now enters the oceans every year, fueled by explosive growth of commercial plastic production — an output that has roughly doubled every 11 years since the 1950's
love Boo Boo

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09/03/2015 11:39.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
Thanks, mom is tired but feeling human again today. I would rather feel like bird but, mom is strange ... hehehe.
Yes, we'll have to wait to get in new house. But, mom says we can go shopping for it.
What a nasty t-storm we had last night! It was a really scary one! Today, the rain was coming down so hard, you couldn't see to drive. I feel like a duck! Today, I had my last vet visit and now have my interstate health travel paper. I'm ready to go! Just found out we can't get into our new home until October, bummer. Well, we'll just stay at the rental.
Hugs
Chyna

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09/03/2015 10:41.35 PM Report This Comment  
  VOTE HULK PG 149144 OCT BOTM
HEY PEARL N SILVER. TODAY WAS HOT AGAIN BUT THE BEST THING WAS, THERE WAS A BREEZE SO NOT AS BAD. IT WAS A HOT BREEZE BUT IT DID HELP SOMEWHAT. THIS WEEKEND IS SUPPOSED TO BE EVEN WORSE HEAT WISE.

STAY COOL.

KACEY

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09/03/2015 08:18.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
Today was a little cooler day and I did get out for my sunbath after I got my bath too.
This morning mom was getting clothes and sheets washed. Pretty soon dad came home and had rented some machine to do some yard work out front. Mom had the door open so I could see out the other door. I kept yelling and doing the fly around till mom shut the storm door and I couldn’t see that bad machine. I could hear dad running it though! I sure was glad when dad took that thing back where ever he got it!! Mom stuck with me in the house though so that was good. “A friend like you is like a four leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have.” Your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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09/03/2015 06:25.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl Hi Silver
My mom will take the cold any day over the snow no matter how cold it gets.If she didnt have to worry about getting to work when it snowed she wouldnt mind that so much either.
The one grocery store has a huge ethnic foods isle with some pretty unsuall stuff in it including some candy.Some stuff my mom would try some stuff would be a no way.
Thank you for the nice note you added to the calendar page I have offically decided to make a run at it.Hope it works out well for me think this should be fun.Have a good evening.

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09/03/2015 04:11.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
Mom just checked her library system on line and they don't have the new Kitty book. What is the name of it again? Mom wants to request that they order it. They have been pretty good about doing that kind of thing.

Just came from Hulk's page and pecked his vote button. He will make a greyt candidate for BOTM, whether he wants to or not!! LOL. I suspect he wants to though judging by his profile pic. So I am going to track his votes the best I can starting late like this; just one of the services of the BOTM Calendar Curator.

I did end up getting my sunbath yesterday afternoon after all. Mom and I got out there about 1:30, and it was actually pleasant. I do have to complain that she was sneaky again though. I was playing in the carrier and when she saw me in there the lid came down and out we went. I had eaten the cookie bait hours before, so she did bring a nutriberry out for me. Then this morning we went out at 10:45, and it was cool enough Mom could actually sat in the sun the whole time. So we both sunbathed.

Then she came in and read to me for a bit, but much to my distress she then took off for the library and to get Gloria a bath. Why does the car need to go somewhere to get washed? Oh yeah, she doesn't have a water bowl to dip into. Poor Gloria.

Kiddo

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09/03/2015 02:58.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Pearl and Silver!
Wow ! your mom really lucked out having the different dye lots match on her project! So many times it's doesn't ! My mom is funny. Sometimes she buys everything for a project then puts it away and does something else . She has enough projects to last 10 years!
So after the holidays all these people who are hired now will leave or do some get to continue working?
Have a great day!
Love,
Raffikki

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09/03/2015 02:09.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Pearl, Hello Silver~
I hope you guys are having a great day. Ian is going in at
7:30 tonight and working until they are done. He is really looking forward to it.
Thanks for helping out with getting Hulk to the Castle. It's going to be so much fun. His mom has some ideas for notes so it should be fun.
We are doing laundry today since mom goes back to work tonight. She pulled all the sheets off to get them washed too. She got the quilts all done and there is a pile of towels on the sofa that mom needs to fold. Merlin is on his pillow throne sleeping right next to it.
It has really cooled off up here and we still have some rain. It's all good since we really need the rain. I think that the Farmer's almanac is right about us having a bad winter. It will be good for you guys to get some rain too!
I hope you guys have a wonderful day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love ya ~ Sugar ♥

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09/03/2015 11:54.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver,
Hope you're having a good day! Ours is hot but for the weekend the temps are supposed to go down a little. It's still hot for this time of year! Enjoy your day!! Leaving a vote for you.

Your friend,
Chipper

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09/03/2015 08:28.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl, Hi Silver
It's Blue and Jewel.
Yesterday was a busy one for dad. After feeding us he took mom to the police station and then came home to a critter hunt. There has been no sigh of critters for over two weeks so dad decided to look in the last place he noticed them, the rear of the big entertainment center. Dad moved one section and sure enough, there were telltale signs that they had been there. They weren't there now but they sure had been there. Dad spent the rest of the afternoon cleaning up after them. He finished just in time to pick up mom.
Today will be partly cloudy, with a high of 81 and a low of 62. The forecast for yesterday was 80 but the high was 87. Just a little off there aren't we. Not sure what's going on today.
Hope your day is fun.
Hugs,
Blue and Jewel.

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09/03/2015 07:31.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
Mom got word from the counter people yesterday that they will install on the 17th. She was furious! They told her 7 to 10 days, but this is a month from when they measured. She called Rich at Home Depot, and his boss called her back today. They got it moved to the 14th, but that's no better as far as she's concerned. He told her they should have never said that time frame, as it always takes longer. Anyway, the 14th is as good as it can be, I guess.
Today is a gorgeous day, with lots of sunshine, so guess where mom will spend the afternoon? Then she is going to dinner with her sis tonight. It's also cage washdown night, but at least she will be with us and we'll get our scritches.
I hope you are having a great day today and getting lots of cuddles. Vote for Hulk for BOTM!! Hugs, Falco

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09/03/2015 07:23.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey dear S&P are ya ready for Labor day-Jenny Lynn
We are going to have heat in the mid-90's for the next several days, but the problem is as usual, the very high humidity and air quality! Dad has a short errand to run this AM, then home with us for the rest of the day! We were told by Kiddo that Staci Bigfoot is doing very poorly from a medical condition we are not familiar with, she is our past King Chief Panther's sweet momma, please join us in prayers for her speedy recovery! Try to stay cool and hydrated, and have a great day, our love to all in your happy home dear friends, see ya tomorrow...

Love from Jenny and our Dallas family---WE CAN HARDLY BELEVE IT'S SEPTEMBER

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09/03/2015 05:47.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Thursday Flitzer
Happy Thursday. Still Hot. Still Muggy. Still Miserable here.
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Dad shared a favorite movie with Uncle Geno Tuesday night: "PILLOW TALK" (1969) with Rock Hudson and Doris Day. Dad never tires of this fun movie.
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Dad, JJ and Uncle Geno watched a fun movie Wed evening: "CITY ISLAND"
with Andy Garcia and Julianna Marguiles (2009), one of those small films that works well.

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Hope things are well in your happy home.
~Wings Up~

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09/03/2015 04:07.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kids
Out smacking Vote buttons. Gonna be a BIRD-A-FUL day, and I have plans to make a mess out of my cleaned cage... R T

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09/03/2015 02:39.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi guys !
One more day of meetings for mom - then I have her for four days before the kids start on Tuesday . . . from what she's heard from the 3rd grade teachers, it should be a good year - they liked this group of kids last year :) I hope so, then maybe mom won't be wiped out coming home every day !

I did squawk for my tub last night. It was a hot sticky day yesterday and we have one more today before it cools down some. Hopefully it'll start to moderate . . . daddy will be home with me today - his car goes in for servicing. One of the warning lights is on :(

Have a great day :) love Cookie

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09/03/2015 02:00.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
The last Triple Crown winner before AP was Affirmed in 1978. The Breeder's Cup started in 1982 with the first race in 1984. There hasn't been any horse to try for the grand slam until now! I really hope AP can do it.
It takes 24 hours to drive to FL from our home. The moving van can hold our stuff for 30 days with no extra charge. As we have to go to a rental first.
We will be taking our time going down and enjoy it.
What a day it was up here, nice and sunny and then high winds and rain. It's getting really close to our moving day! I'm so eggcited.
Mom finally got in to the doctor today and is feeling a little better. It was a nasty virus. I'm taking good care of her. My last vet visit is Thursday to get my Interstate Health Certificate. Then I will be all set to go.
Hugs
Chyna

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09/02/2015 10:29.42 PM Report This Comment  
  HI PEARL N SILVER
MOM IS STILL HAVING ISSUES WITH PAIN AND NAUSEA ABOUT 30 MINS AFTER EATING. AT LEAST IT HASN'T BEEN REAL BAD. ITS ONLY BEEN LASTING MAYBE 2-3 HOURS. MOM IS JUST CAREFUL ON HOW MUCH SHE EATS.

IT WAS ANOTHER HOT DAY HERE. MOM AND G-PA WENT SHOPPING EARLY THIS TO SAMS CLUB. IT WAS PRETTY HOT BY 9:30AM. NO COOL DOWN IN SIGHT TILL END OF NEXT WEEK.

KEEP COOL

KACEY

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09/02/2015 09:56.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Pearl, Hello Silver~
I hope you had a wonderful day! Still cooler here and still rainy. There were suppose to be thunderbooms this afternoon but it never happened.
We did lots of chores today including cleaning out the pantry again. Mom has no idea why it gets so messed up. Probably from dad since he is always looking for something he can't seem to find. It is usually right in front of him!hehehehehehe
I got bored during the pantry cleaning so I did a lot of yelling. Mom kept stopping and coming over to sit with me. I finally decided to take a nap and let her finish up.
Ian is really looking forward to Friday and the Star Wars toy release! Not sure when he is going in on that day but he'll be there at midnight!
Have a wonderful evening! Leaving a vote and sending big hugs your way!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥
PS~SweetPepper 9015 has reached 20K votes! Please stop by to congratulate her and come by the 10K Club House for some great food and drinks!

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09/02/2015 07:42.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
The fruit stand always closes the Saturday before Labor Day so after Labor day mom gets her produce at the grocery store. Around March they open up again for the season.They used to be open year round and they shut down for good about 3 years so just happy they are open again for the 6 months at least.
Boy this is getting old with the too hot and humid weather and not getting out for a sunbath! I did get a bath though. Then to top it off dad was going down the trail for just a little bit so mom went with him. Yep that left me in the condo all alone but the good thing was they weren’t gone long. Don’t know why its too hot for me to go but mom could go with dad!! “A friend like you is like a four leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have.” Your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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09/02/2015 06:21.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl Hi Silver
My mom has to agree even one day of humid is to much but she's trying to remember how winter isnt to far off and it wont be long before she's ready for warmer weather.
Although she does prefer cold over warm then in the inter she would take any kind of cold over the snow.
No dont have those stores here although one of our grocery stores has a big selection of ethnic foods and such.
Mom will bring some of the stuff she makes into work here and there but its usually my dad that will bring it in to his job.The guys there really seem to enjoy the sweets.God knows if they were left at home my mom would eat it all she has a big sweet tooth.
Wouldnt mind getting the botm badge and I have been asked to run before but just not up to all the blogging.Wouldnt be fun winning on a unofficial run and putting in extra notes to birdies.Have a good evening.

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09/02/2015 05:22.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi P&S
Today there were lightning flashes off in the distance, then after about an hour they were close enough to hear some booms. There was a downpour for about 15-30 minutes, so more humidity with the high around 93. good thing most of the kids have not yet started school.
I got some good out of cage time today. Even got to try for some of Polly's pellets. PLUS Polly had thrown some on the floor for me.

zippy

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09/02/2015 12:56.43 PM Report This Comment  
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