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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
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 ♥
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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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  Glad you got your picture back. I know that if it was e-mailed you need to download it to your computer and then upload it to your gallery. When you get it on, let me know. I would love to see it.

Hope you're having a good weekend. Leaving a vote for you!

Your friend,
Chipper

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12/20/2014 03:23.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Pearl and Silver!
Once in awhile that will happen on other birdies page....but it happens the most on your page! Don't know if Fred is active...mom just giggles and votes until we get you back! Heehee!
Hope you have a nicecday!
Love,
Raffikki

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12/20/2014 03:23.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
Yep, they will all go in the spring. We normally let them go earlier, but these were late babies this year! We don't know why moms were having babies at the end of September, it's usually in August for the second litter.
Sorry for the short blog today. Mom, her daughter, her sister, and her niece baked all the Italian goodies today, and did the peanut butter blossom cookies, too. Mom is totally wiped out, and it's nearly dinner time. She had hoped to do some laundry, but that's not gonna happen. Maybe tomorrow... Anyway I hope you are having a good day and getting lots of scritches. Hugs, Falco

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12/20/2014 02:47.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
Hi, and thanks for your daily visits and votes!
Today we are still downtown, very near the holiday square that we visited yesterday. The buildings and surrounding areas make up PPG Place. The skyscrapers are glass, and pretty impressive, but they have an ice skating rink set up outside right now in the plaza, you can see it with the tree up in my 5th pic. The 6th pic is without the tree, taken later in the winter. The 3rd and 4th pics show the buildings, and the first two pics show an interior space in the main building called the Wintergarden. It's a big, airy open space. Right now there are gingerbread houses in with the plants, but mom's pics are older. They decorate for Christmas every year, too.
I hope you are having a great day, and hope to see you tomorrow! Hugs, Peppino

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12/20/2014 02:22.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
Well, I am in with my mom dictating my blogs, but I suspect I will be banished back to my room shortly. No! I have not bitten her again, but I am climbing all over the desk and chewing on medical paperwork, which is a no no. She doesn't mind when I tunnel under it, but I can't seem to control my beak!

We did not have Chicken Bowl for dinner last night. Dad's company had their Christmas luncheon yesterday, and he brought home a bunch of scalloped potatoes that were left over and very good. Mom loves those, and it is one of the few things she has never successfully made. So she and Dad scarfed taters for dinner (I got some too!), and then they went to Chicken Bowl for lunch after grocery shopping this morning. I do love me some Chicken Bowl for lunch. Mmmmmm!

Still not warm enough for a sunbath today, but the weather geeks are calling for 73 tomorrow, and upper 70s on Monday and Tuesday. I call that sunbathing weather, and I bet I get outside. Unfortunately I will probably also get a nail trim some time in the next few days. Darn it! There always seems to be a down side to the up side!

Kiddo

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12/20/2014 01:50.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Silver and Pearl
I am very honored to be your queen of the day thank you for the congratulations, I'm very Honored to be in the Castle with Queen Ruby. put on your Christmss Sweaters we are going to be baking Christmas cookies and Christmas bird bread all favorite ingredients will be ready and let's have a good time later on we will have snowball Fight, go snow boarding, building snowbirds, then later be taking a sleigh ride singing Christmas Carole's and then to the dance. Here is vote for you
Hugs
QUEEN MOCHA

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12/20/2014 12:52.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl Hi Silver
Hopefully that cookie book will still be available when mom gets back on later.She should of probably got it when she first saw it.
Those rmotes definitely need a homing device on them.Not quite sure how dad managed to get the remote in the cracker box.My mom is guessing that he stuck his hands in to pull out a handful of crackers think they were wheat thins.Didnt have a free hand to close the bag and shut the box so put it in the box to do that and forgot that fast.
Have a good afternoon.

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12/20/2014 12:31.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Pearl, Hello Silver~
I hope you guys are having a wonderful day! That blackbird was not in the store this morning and the cage is still in the up on the rack so they think he just went out on his own.
Ian told mom about the 2am closing! That is a bit over board! It's not really the best time to be out driving since that is when the bars close. Ian has been working mid-shifts so he's been getting off near 6. Same for today and he doesn't know about the rest of the week since the schedule was not up when he left yesterday. He'll find out today.
They are doing the 2am thing again tonight, right? Mom would rather be sleeping at 2am than shopping!
Mom just had to wrap Maddie present quickly since Jennifer is going down to their house today. Maddie is 2 now and I think she is really going to enjoy this Christmas. I got her some books since she reads to me when she is here. She can't really read but she tries and I just love it!
Mom did not buy a bunch of gifts but she has nothing wrapped. She is going to have to get on that since it's almost Christmas! At least she bought wrapping paper. She got Maddie a Hello Kitty gift bag so Maddie will know it's from me the minute she sees it!
Enjoy your day and I hope it's a perfect one!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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12/20/2014 12:11.54 PM Report This Comment  
  sounds of the holiday music coming from the radio!

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

12/20/2014 11:31.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
Can you believe that we woke up this morning to snow? It was even covering our deck but it soon went away and is kind of drizzly out there and cold at 36 degrees.Mom was too tired last night to make our bean mix up so we had to wait for her to cook another batch up for us this morning and instead of bean mix(she ran out of it)she made us pastene pasta with eggs in it and oh was that sooo good! I chowed my bowl down in a heart beat and Mario,who hasn't had any interest in food for a week now or more came right down even before Mom could put the bowl down for him and he chowed right down!Mom got up at 4:50am this morning to give skin bro a wake up call and then went right back to bed and never got up til near nine and we were all waiting on her!But it was worth the wait as she gave us such a nice warm breakfast!Mom is going to spend the day catching up with the house chores and cleaning our cages good as she was out all day yesterday and then she's going to start wrapping presents for her sisters family and get that all done so she can just relax and get ready to start baking some things to bring to Nana's for Christmas.So far the forecasts here are for heavy rains and lots of it as much as 2 inches in some places or a little more.We don't mind the rain as long as its not freezing rain to take our daddy away from us on Christmas day.
Mom is so concerned for skin bro's safety and is willing to get up at whatever hour he needs to give him that wake up call so he can get some sleep.His room mate doesn't help much at all as he comes home in the wee hours of the morning and plays jazz and other tunes on his guitar really loud so skin bro can't sleep very well when he wants to.He tries drinking a lot of coffee but that doesn't seem to help him stay awake!Mom isn't sure if he still drinks those energy drinks or not and she tried telling him that they aren't that safe for him,she knows that skin sis used to drink that 5 hour energy drink when she had some late days of working.
Mom never really tried to teach us how to talk we kind of like picked it up,but my former Mom taught me how to sing Pirates of Penzance and I can do that and sing the scales like you do when you start to warm up your throat to sing!
All four tiels open their wings wide for a big group tiel wing hug and the feeling is so comforting and warm and they all never want to let go of one another but soon separate as Pearl and Silver can get their guitars and start playing more of the traditional tunes.The first one they will sing is We Three Kings Of Orient Are and then they will continue on with I Saw Three Ships.
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
Ps Mom got your email and we are so happy that you like your pic!Dixie and Kallie thank you so much for always coming to NTT!We love having you there!
The four tiels continue on humming and swaying to the s

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12/20/2014 11:30.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl, hi Silver.
It's Blue and Jewel.
Yesterday dad put the nest boxes back on ours and Skye and Rio's cages. Guess we're going to hear the pitter patter of little claws again soon. After that mom and dad went to WalMart. They picked up another McSandwitch maker and found some "Good and Plenty" candy. Dad hasn't had it in a million years. They also went to Costco and got some fresh fish for dinner. Mom took two big fillets and baked them. Then made a lemon Caper Butter sauce to spoon over them. Dad cooked some rice and steamed some squash. Guess they liked it cuz it's all gone now.
Today mom and dad have a play to see in Los Angeles so they'll be gone all afternoon.
Today will be partly cloudy, with a high of 66 and the low will be 50.
Hope your day was fun.
Hugs,
Blue and Jewel.

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12/20/2014 07:34.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Only a few more days
and your mom will be back to her regular schedule ! ahhhh . . . I am so excited about mom's vacation that I woke up extra early today ! From under my cover I started calling "hii" :) Since mom and dad are heading to the g'parronts today, I'll nap and catch up on my sleep then - After my nap I'll watch the wild birds outside or look at all my cards from my friends that mom hung on the hallway door where I can see :)

Mom met a couple friends for dinner last night and had to re-tuck me in when she came home - with kisses of course !

Have a wonderful day :) love Cookie

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12/20/2014 04:42.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Saturday Flitzer
It's the most wonderful day of the year - we love the joy, the hustle-bustle and all that comes with the Saturday before Christmas.

Dad is going to an Art Reception, and later out to dinner with his Best Friend.
Hope you have a wonderful day.
~Wings Up~

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12/20/2014 03:19.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kids
Me and the Screech have a large bowl, and when we take a bath in it, we can spread water allllll over the bird room. Yes, you could call it a mess. RT

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12/20/2014 02:03.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kids
Gotta get my important stuff done early, cause Mom is breaking down and taking the old guy out to breakfast at Blob Evans. and if he's real god, she might even let him pay for it. ha, ha, ha.

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12/20/2014 01:21.42 AM Report This Comment  
  HEY PEARL N SILVER
WE ARE ON DAY 9 OF NO SUN. THIS IS THE LONGEST STREAK IN DECEMBER OF HAVING NO SUN. THE WEATHERMEN SAID WE MAY NOT GET SUN NEXT WEEK EITHER.

POSSIBLE SNOW ON CHRISTMAS EVE THOUGH.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.

KACEY

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12/19/2014 10:49.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
I think that people would be snowed in for a long time in the olden days. They had better have enough food stored!
Well, it's much farther for dad's family to come up here as it is for us to go down. It's strange how that works.
It was clean Chyna's condo day. I don't like that! I worked hard to get it that way.
At least we saw the sun again today! Looks like 3 more days of partial sun and then 3 days of snow. It will even snow on Christmas.
Better get the peppermint hot chocolate ready.
Hugs
Chyna

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12/19/2014 10:24.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
It was a bright sunny morning here and the temperatures were 35 and it was freezing.Mom got us up early again and cleaned our cages,fed us and then dad helped Mom put the trash she collected in her car along with some other things and then she collected Dixie and got him in his carrier and wrapped him up In a warm blanket and put him in the car that dad had already warmed up for Mom,and off to Nana's they went.Dixie got to stay with our cousin Trixie II while Mom and Nana went to the dump,Post Office,then to Walmart,Michaels,and Shaws,then they went to Stop&Shop and got a few things there and then by the time they got back to Nana's house it was 4 O'clock and getting dark.Mom got all the groceries loaded in her car and then came back and got Dixie and they came home where Mom had to get Dad some dinner,clean out our cages,feed us our snack and put all the groceries away.While Mom was gone all day my dad put the purple lights in the dining room window and do they look just awesome!
Now they're saying that we are going to get a lot of rain on Christmas day,that's better than all snow!Mom has to give skin bro a wake up call at ten to five this morning so she'll be up early again!He took a job that no one wanted to come in for so the boss told that crew that if no one wanted to volunteer then he would make someone come in and skin bro said that he'd do it and he's running on empty where sleep is concerned,Mom is so worried about him driving in such a state.
Oh you just don't know how loud a sunnie can be,tiels are so quiet next to sunnies,my dad just loves it when the two of us,Mario and I are talking together,especially when we are talking to each other using words!
All four tiels open their wings wide for a big group tiel wing hug and the feeling is so good that no birdie wants to ever let go but soon Silver and Pearl reach out for their guitars and begin to strum,performing more traditional songs.They start with The Coventry Carol followed by the Wexford Carol!They have the most impeccable harmony when they're singing together!
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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12/19/2014 09:06.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
That is what probably happened to skin sis car battery since she didnt start it for a while and was using SIL car or didnt go anywhere other days.
Today mom was messing with making a card she has been working on for a while after she got her house work all done. Then this evening she decided to print out on this thinner paper with a saying on it. The first one came out fine but the second one got stuck in the printer! Mom worked for a good while and then dad came with all his tools to see what he could do with it. After about 3 hours dad got the paper out of the rollers and plugged back in. He ran one paper thru and it was a bit dirty and at this point mom isn’t about to even try it again!!
“One small crack doesn’t mean you are broken, it means you were put through the test and you didn’t fall apart.” Leaving a vote for you my friend~~ Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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12/19/2014 07:03.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Dropping off a vote for you. Thanks for coming to the KB.
Glad you're having a good time! Leaving a vote for you.

Enjoy your weekend!!!

Your friend,
Chipper

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12/19/2014 06:40.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey appears and Silver!
Heehee! We vote for you and we end up on Fred the cockatiels page! Gotta love BC!
Hope you had a nice day
Love,
Raffikki

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12/19/2014 06:09.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
Well, I am happy to report that I have been a good boy so far today, and no biting since yesterday's disaster. Now I am in my room for another reason altogether. I took a bath in my water bowl, and Mom wants me in the warmest room in the house till I dry off. I keep calling her, but I want her to come in here not for me to leave. Not working out too well so far.

Mom went to the gym this morning, and since she was verrry sweaty when she got home after training and zumba she needed a shower. However she came in to sit with me first, since I was calling her. She had to wear her summer bathrobe too, since her warm winter one is bright red and I would freak out immediately. I wonder why so many of us hate the color red? It must be something dangerous in the wild that is bred into our feathers. Anyway I got Mom time, then she got her shower and then I got more Mom time. Now I just need to dry off!

Kiddo

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12/19/2014 02:31.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
My mom found the free books on the Kindle yesterday! She found a Christmas Cookie book she wants to check out. Nice to have that stand so one doesn't have to constantly hold the Kindle while reading.
There's a bunch of floor fans to at mom's work nice because some people my mom works with are always warm.
Oh my dad is the worst one time the t.v remote was in a cracker box took the parronts days to find it.Mom always teases him and says he carries it like a baton.She tells him she feels like she's on a easter egg hunt every time he's had the remote.
Another gloomy day here crazy we can't get any sunshine. Have a good afternoon.

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12/19/2014 02:16.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
Mom still has wrapping to do.
This morning mom went to the center as usual, and was assigned the squirrel porch and the squirrel pens. Needless to say, she had her new coat on, not thinking of working outside. So she hung up her coat and got one of the ghillie suit coats to wear while she worked. It was really cold outside, or she'd have gone out in just her sweatshirt. Haha, I bet the squirrels never saw her coming! She was disguised as a bunch of leaves, haha. There are 19 squirrels spending the winter outside this year.
After she got home her sister called her to go to the Italian store to buy food for Christmas eve. So, we are here after 3:30, just starting our blogs. At least Peppino went first, and his are done.
That's all the news for now too, so I hope you are having a wonderful day full of anticipation of Santa Bird coming to visit you, and being so very good. Hugs, Falco

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12/19/2014 12:46.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Pearl, Hello Silver~
I hope you guys are having a great day! I'm watching mom do notes while the laundry is going. Mandy had a few accidents this morning. One was mom's own fault because when she turned the rug cleaner on Mandy got scared and peed in the hallway! Mom forgot to put her in the bedroom! She doesn't like those machines any better than I do!!hehehehe

That black bird is still in the store. They hired a guy to bring a cage in to try to trap him but he doesn't seem to be interested in what is in it! Mom told them they should try millet or peanuts! They put it up on a rack where the indoor hanging plants are since that is where he is hanging out. There is an indoor fountain so he is staying close to that. Mom was looking at him and he was clicking at her. She clicked back to him but I guess her black bird speak is not good cause he just ignored her! She had the freight guys leave the garden doors open for a while but he doesn't seem interested in going out. He knows where the bird seed is in the garden and in the pet center so I guess he has figured out a way to eat. Hopefully when the store is full of people today he will go into the cage so they can take him outside.

No Daily Deals today since they are having a 2 day sale. It's not just for 2 days because some of it started yesterday and there are things for tonight too. All the popcorn poppers are half off this time. There is one they got in for Christmas that is a Mickey Mouse countertop popper. It's $100!!!! Only $50 today so mom's boss grabbed on for his kids. We got a nice one last year and it was only $20. I don't really need it to be Mickey Mouse as long as it pops corn!

You guys enjoy the day and we hope your mom is doing well! Only 5 days to go!hehehehe
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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12/19/2014 12:08.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
Thanks for your votes every day! I love hearing from you.
Today we are in Market Square, in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh. Every Christmas season it turns into a Holiday Marketplace, with booths set up for buying locally made crafts and artworks, food booths and tables for the people brave enough to sit outside and eat, a house for Santa to stay in and see the children, and even a stage where locals can perform music, theater, and dance. It's a fun place to visit during the holidays, and it sure brightens up the downtown area for everyone. It has become a destination for some, along with decorated store windows, and the replica of the Vatican nativity scene on Steel Plaza.
I hope you are having a great day and getting lots of love. Hugs, Peppino

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12/19/2014 12:07.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl, hi Silver.
It's Cammie and Bourke.
Thank you so much for the hatchday greetings and helping us win Birds of the Day.
Your friendship means the world to us.
Love,
Cammie and Bourke.

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12/19/2014 10:52.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl, hi Silver.
It's Blue and Jewel.
Mom and dad saw a very good movie yesterday. It's called "The Judge". Before the movie, dad bought gas for the car, at $2.35 per gallon and after the movie he picked dinner at The Green Burrito. Not a real exciting day.
Today will be partly cloudy, with a high of 64 and a low of 48. Looks like today will be just as exciting.
Hope your day is fun.
Hugs,
Blue and Jewel

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12/19/2014 07:51.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Friday
Happy Friday - Cold and Icy here in Buffalo. it looks like we will have a 'White Christmas'...anyone surprised?
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Did you know how I got my name? "Flitzer" is German for "to streak or fly very fast". It's used for cars and planes.
My Dad loved a little roller-coaster called "The Flitzer" at Crystal Beach Amusement Park, and I am named for that coaster.
There are times Dad wishes he named me "Sit Still" -HA! ~Wings Up~

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12/19/2014 03:43.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kids
TGIF.... See ya later. A busy day in store for us. Pops got a brain storm that it would be nice to decorate for Christmas.

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12/19/2014 02:46.56 AM Report This Comment  
  hi Kids
Just a short fly over to drop a vote. We have so much to do today, and of course, Pops is in low gear. Maybe a cup of coffee will get his motor running. RT

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12/19/2014 02:18.31 AM Report This Comment  
  hi guys !
It's here ! TGIF has a whole new meaning today ! Mom has just hours to go till vacation ! Now, I've got plans for this vacation and they include lots of treats and head rubs, maybe a splash and of course lots of games and songs :)

Mom did run out last night leaving me and dad for a few minutes - she was out of milk. She came back with not only milk though, she came back with a strawberry ! ! ! Told you I was being a good boy !

Have a wonderful and peaceful day ! love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie waiting for Santa Bird, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

12/19/2014 02:00.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
Well, last year my dad was very tired of plowing almost 3 times a day. So far this year he has only plowed twice a day for a few times.
Many people want a white Christmas ... even dad's family downstate. We are that little area that always gets pounded, lucky us.
I saw the sun for an hour today. It made all the snow on the trees and ground look like crystals, very pretty. I don't know why it won't stay. The snow will be back for sure on Tuesday. I hope the sun comes back too. It stays away much too long!
Hugs
Chyna

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12/18/2014 10:27.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
the bad budgie only buzzed me twice tonight so i didn't feel a need to hide from him. he was more interested in playing with his toys on his play stand.

When the forest suddenly gets quiet and birds take flight, it might be time to worry about a brewing storm.

scientists stumbled on the finding when they were studying golden-winged warblers—small birds that weigh less than a third of an ounce. the team was testing if the birds could carry tiny backpack transmitters.

The warblers are the smallest species ever tracked, and when the researchers retrieved the transmitters from five birds, they discovered something strange: The birds had all moved away from their breeding grounds a day before the storm, flying nearly 1,000 miles—even though the tornado was still hundreds of miles away.

The researchers think that the birds were sensing infrasound—acoustic waves that occur at frequencies below 20 hertz. While humans can’t hear such a low level of sound, it’s known that birds and other animals can.

is it time to fire the meteorologists and start looking to the sky for storm predictions? Not quite yet.

“Birds are really good at predicting storms, but they’re not a good replacement for satellites and radar, There is one situation that birds could beat humans: “If you were all alone in the forest and all the birds left, you should be worried about it.”

When storms force birds to flee, it can put pressure on their ability to breed. As storms become more powerful and frequent with climate change, those disruptions will grow.“They wouldn’t do this with a normal thunderstorm, but if it comes to big storms arriving every year and birds losing four to five days of breeding season, it would be a big problem for their conservation,”
Golden-winged warblers have suffered one of the steepest population drops of any songbird species in the past 45 years, according to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Conservationists are working on a plan to stop the decline and grow the population 50 percent by 2050.
love Boo Boo

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12/18/2014 10:09.30 PM Report This Comment  
  HI PEARL N SILVER
WELL ITS DAY 8 OF NO SUN. I AM THINKING WE ARE HEADING INTO ANOTHER ICE AGE.

MAYBE SANTA WILL BRING SOME SUN ON CHRISTMAS DAY?

ONLY ONE WEEK OF BEING GOOD TILL SANTA COMES WITH LOTS OF GOODIES FOR ALL GOOD LITTLE BIRDIES.

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.

12/18/2014 09:31.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
Yes lots been replaced in our commode too as well as the whole commode too LOL. This one was harder to detect since it didnt do it all the time and was so quiet when it replaced the lost water so was hard to hear too.
Mom thought she was going to get some things done here today but just when she got her cleaning done and started the next project skin sis called. She had went out to start her car to go to the store and it wouldn’t start so mom and dad went over with the battery charger. It started pretty quick and she left it run a while and went to the store and it seems ok. Think the problem was not running it for a while cause they were using BIL car. Mom did come home and did a few more things but the rest are on the list for tomorrow now.
“One small crack doesn’t mean you are broken, it means you were put through the test and you didn’t fall apart.” Leaving a vote for you my friend~~ Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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12/18/2014 07:14.07 PM Report This Comment  
  perfect harmony!
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! Love,Peepers

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12/18/2014 07:03.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
Oh those umbrellas aren't much good on a windy day that's for sure!And you're right about without the proper rain gear in the pouring rain one can get really soaked to the skin!
Oh that's good that furball lives with skin sis and I'll bet furball really misses being home with you all at Christmas!Mom loves having our little tree up on the window sill of our bay window in the tv room,you are so right that it works best with being viewable from the outside at people and cars going by so everyone can see it!
I had Dixie and Kallie put some special ones that we all sing together in the song list!Mom sent you your special picture for winning the theme.Mom apologizes for being late with it,there's just been so much going on around here lately!
Mom was late getting our curtains closed tonight and Kallie flew onto Mom's shoulder and screamed loud right in her ear and was she deaf for nearly an hour!Mom was none too happy about Kallie screaming at her for not hurrying fast enough to get the curtains closed in our room!We too are the same,once those curtains are closed we want to get to the tv room and in our sleeping boxes to snuggle for the night.
This morning was a bright sunny morning and it lasted throughout most of the day here the temperatures were as high as 44 but it was still pretty chilly out there.They are talking a storm here for us on Christmas Eve and Mom is so hoping that it won't be snow or freezing rain.We are so looking forward to having Christmas at Nana's and chowing down some of that awesome food they will be making and baking!Mom spent the day cleaning the corner of her bedroom where she just dumps all the stuff she buys thinking that the next day she'll put everything back where it belongs but it never happens,so she finally got it done today and got some things to throw out,she cleaned out the closet also but it sure doesn't even look like she touched it!Mom collected the trash and got that ready to go in the car for tomorrow for the dump and then she's going to take Nana on some last minute errands for Christmas and a few other things and hopefully she'll be home before dark to be with us!Mom has to stay awake til 11:00pm tonight as she told skin bro she would give him a wake up call so he could get at least 4 hours sleep before heading back out to work,he's so afraid of going to sleep and missing going to work and losing the job,instead of coming home this morning and going to bed he went to work for a landscaper and didn't get back from there til well after 8 tonight.He'sn staying awake 24/7 for the last several weeks and Mom is so afraid he'll crash up and fall asleep at the wheel,that is her one big worry about him right now.
The four tiels all open their wings wide for a big group tiel wing hug and hold on in the joy and love of their friendship.Not long after they separate and begin to sing more classic songs!First they sing the First Noel then they sing it'll be O Come All Ye Faithful and all four tiels have perfe

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

12/18/2014 07:01.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Pearl and Silver!
We always vote before we blog. The last few days BC has been quiet for us!
Has your mom started Christmas baking yet? I helped my mom make cookies....and I did a good job until I walked in the flour! Heeheee!
Hope you had a nice day!
Love,
Raffikki

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12/18/2014 05:17.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl Hi Silver
Mom wouldnt mind getting a few extra books on her kindle would be nice to maybe start doing some reading at work on her breaks.Usually easier sometimes to navigate certain websites on a desktop computer vesus another device.
Usually not to bad at moms work once they get the heat adjusted right.They always start turning on fans if it gets to warm.
Glad you are getting more rain with that break in between.
Oh those dads are always good at hiding stuff espically the remote to the t.v.Squawk with you later.

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12/18/2014 04:05.40 PM Report This Comment  
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