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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 #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 Hi Silver
Oh yeah you would think that once a week would be a good amount of time for the grand. Don't blame your mom for not wanting to go over that way if it's raining.
Been a busy day so far for my mom with having two appointments then a few errands to run. She's all done now so free the rest of the day. Turned out to be a beautiful day with plenty of sun and temps in the 80's so maybe in a bit I will get that stroller ride. Your right about me getting them in before summer hits because then its usually to warm. Have a good afternoon.

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05/06/2016 02:04.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kids
OUR Cuban NEIGHBORS JUST GOT BACK FROM THE ISLAND, and brought pops a present. A box, of hand made, fresh off the boat Cuban Cigars.

Usually he has to wait until his neighbors son comes home for a visit from Gitmo. One of life's little pleasures, and he won't share. R T

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05/06/2016 01:42.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Pearl, Hello Silver~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! Another pretty sunny one here!
I think they have finished with the road construction! YAY! It took 2 weeks but everything has been paved now. They still have to put the barriers back into the center and paint the stripes but I'm sure that will not be as loud as a steam roller! They had most of the road shut down last night so mom had to cut through the markets parking lot to get home!
Mom loved Captain America Civil War. Captain America has always been moms favorite. She admire the way he does the right thing even if it's not the easiest or popular thing. He is an honorable character!
They did not get back until Midnight. McKenzie did great in her crate even though she got put in there 2 hours early. Mom got us up when she got home and took McKenzie for a nice walk. Then she made us a waffle! We had a Midnight Waffle Party!! We only stayed up for half an hour and then we all went back to bed. It was fun but since I'm a bit sleepy today, I don't think we will be doing it much!
Mom has to go to PetCo today to get McKenzie her Science Diet and some new toys! That puppy goes through toys almost as fast as I do! I'm impressed!
Mom had to train McKenzie to a crate because there was no way to leave her out at night unsupervised. We would have no furniture left! Mom was also worried about her going after my night cage. McKenzie loves her crate and runs to get in it at night. Mom made is clear that she only goes in it at night sicne dad was trying to put her in there during the day! Mom calls it McKenzie's Den!
Enjoy your day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/06/2016 11:55.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
Mom got an email from the lab billing dept saying they would manually submit the bill to the correct insurance, so hopefully they really will this time. We shall see. Maybe Mom's tirade on their survey did some good.

I am having a quiet day today. It isn't warm enough for a sunbath, and they are even saying there is a chance of showers. That is probably Mom's fault since she was going to take Gloria for a bath today. Hopefully it worked, because we need every drop. Meanwhile the sunlamp stays up.

Mom skipped the gym today, since Becky is taking a vacation day to visit her brother in San Francisco. Mom didn't want to go for just 20 minutes or so of zumba, and she knew she wouldn't have the discipline to really work out without Becky there. She would have ended up chatting instead.

Don't forget to drop a vote on Laka #259145 whether you blog or not. And the Derby Hat Contest is going hot and heavy, so get on over to the milonga page #165848 and let the Tally Bird know which pics are your flock's favorites.

Kiddo

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05/06/2016 11:38.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
Last night mom's granddaughter Anna came by with a little grey catbird she found on the ground with twine wrapped around its feet and legs. She had cut the twine off but the baby was obviously too young to be on its own yet. So Anna brought it over here, and she and mom took it to the center. Mom checked in on it today, and it was doing well in the incubator.
Mom cleaned the mammal nursery today. There were 27 possums, probably 20 squirrels, both Fox and Gray squirrels combined. None of them were getting hand fed any more, so there were several different diets to prepare, too. Especially among the squirrels, there were 3 different recipes, depending on the age of the squirrels. Mom swears she probably has 150 animal recipes in her head from working there! She also helped one of the newer volunteers by capturing and putting a duck into its carrier so the girl could clean her cage. She was a little intimidated by the duck.
It's going to be a busy day for mom for at least awhile yet. She has an eye appointment at 3, and is going to dinner with her sister after. Hopefully they won't be too late, so we can get some cuddle time.
I hope you are having a good day there. It's partly sunny here, and seems to be warming up a little. Get lots of well deserved attention today, even if you have to squawk for it! Hugs, Falco

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05/06/2016 09:54.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver!
I am loving castle life! Thanks to all my friends and George the Tiger, I have had no problem getting around the castle. You should all come over tonight for a pool party! The pool is HUGE, and we can play some volley ball! And we can snack on some on some yummy food. I will go get the pool area ready. See you in a little bit! Hugs, King Grey Bird

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05/06/2016 08:39.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Pearl and Silver!
We were having problems with BC yesterday and still are today! Ugh!
Hmmmm.....never thought to use the scrub on the face. Its a body scrub.....but you probably could use it in your face.
You have to get th smooth bottles to paint on. Of course mom bought a bunch!
Have a great day!
Love,
Raffikki

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05/06/2016 07:47.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Pearl and Silver!
We were having problems with BC yesterday and still are today! Ugh!
Hmmmm.....never thought to use the scrub on the face. Its a body scrub.....but you probably could use it in your face.
You have to get th smooth bottles to paint on. Of course mom bought a bunch!
Have a great day!
Love,
Raffikki

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05/06/2016 07:47.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning my Cupertino cupcakes-from Jenny Lynn
Today is the Kentucky Oaks race, and we will be watching it at the same time aunt Jane and Ms Chyna watch, if dad can remember! Today is also dad's first session of physical training, he hopes they start him slowly at first, so he won't be so sore it cripples him further! We are going to have a much warmer day with sunshine, it has been a long time! Happy TGIF to all of you, and give our love to all in your sweet happy home, see ya all tomorrow, our freshly mowed lawn looks nice, little things mean a lot to us...

Forever love from Jenny, Ms LaLo, Angel Christy, Zig, & our daddy

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05/06/2016 04:52.47 AM Report This Comment  
  hi guys
Hooray for Friday ! And it's a half day for mom too - the first Friday of every month the kids have an early dismissal and the staff has its faculty meeting. Only there was no mention of lunch being served on the Faculty Notes this week and that usually means . . . SHORT ! So as soon as daddy is home they'll leave on the car shopping adventure.

My Laura just got her car yesterday - she got a Ford Escape. Her Focus went kaput :( No surprise - it had 189,000 miles on it ! Her father got it for her for high school graduation. Mom's sister is still driving mommy's old Taurus - it has 165,000 miles on it - we're a Ford family. In fact, mommy's sister will probably take daddy's Fusion (92,000 miles) and he'll take mom's (only 70,000 and it's 6 years old). Since daddy takes the train, and the station is only a couple miles away, in the 6 years mom has had her car, he put only 25k-30k on the other one.

We're still rainy and yucky and cold ! It's May and people are still wearing coats and socks - not mom - she hates socks ! Me ? I think they're great for chewing ! When daddy puts his feet up on the coffee table, it's the first thing I check out ! har har har !

You two have a great day ! love Cookie

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05/06/2016 01:38.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
it rained all day today. the painter came at 12pm and painted in the rain. he then left a 3pm.

after mom thoroughly clean her shin today she poured hydrogen peroxide on it and it didn't even fizz. so mom then poured the apple cider vinegar on it and it didn't even burn so the pain is not coming from the skin even though it looks nasty. she must have bruised the bone. mom was up all last night because of the throbbing shin and kept applying neosporin every 1/2 hour. now tonight it is just a little sore. GO FIGURE! maybe it was the apple cider vinegar that did the trick. mom also puts 1/8 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar into Coris drinking water every morning. its seems to be the only thing that stops her from sneezing. i told mom stay away from me with that stuff.



love Boo Boo

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05/05/2016 10:34.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
With all the low 90's temps ... the water level in the pool went down. Dad was about to leave the hose in there to slowly fill it. Then the storm came and that over flow thing kicked in ... so now all is well. No, I wasn't scared at all ... basically, I was sleeping thru most of it ...yawn!
Yeah, mom is always reading up on "her" horses. She knows more than I do. But, dad and I learn.
Today was a trying to get things done day. At least I had a nice chat with Kaji on the phone. I also had some chat time with with Redd (my cardinal friend). So, it was a good birdie day for me. Friday starts the eggcitement .... it's KY Oaks Day! Get your derby hat on as the two day fest begins. Rider's UP!
Hugs
Chyna

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05/05/2016 09:54.24 PM Report This Comment  
  VOTE LAKA 259145 FOR JUNE BOTM
HEY PEARL N SILVER. THANK YOU FOR HELPING OUT WITH THE PONTOON BOATS. IF WE KEEP THEM IN GOOD SHAPE THEY WILL LAST US A VERY LONG TIME.

I HAVE SET A SIGN UP SHEET AT THE CASH REGISTER SO PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SIGN IT. THAT WAY MIKEY AND I WILL KNOW HOW MANY WILL BE HELPING AND WE CAN MAKE SURE TO HAVE PLENTY OF FOOD FOR US ALL TO EAT. WE WILL CLOSE THE PIE SHOP A BIT EARLY ON SATURDAY SO WE ALL CAN GET A START ON IT. I FIGURE IT WILL TAKE US BOTH DAYS TO GET THEM DONE.

KACEY

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05/05/2016 09:44.27 PM Report This Comment  
  HI PEARL & SILVER!!!
No, in fact it can be done already..Skin Brother did not want to take the time that day for them to do it...Mom told him she will bring the little one down to his house and they can go back to where he bought the Sun Conure to have it done...
When little children are not around certain people all that much they tend to be a bit shy but let them be offered a snack or something they like to eat that sometimes changes everything....
We are still in that cloudy rainy weather and according to the weathermen no sun until at least Monday of next week..Quite yucky and boring around here....In fact we take a lot of naps...The temps are running in the 50s...
Sure hope you are having a great Thursday..Pecked a V4U...Many birdie wing hugs to both of you....Love you 2 buddies, Stormy :o)

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05/05/2016 06:53.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
Today was rainy and cold again so no sunbath here. In fact mom washed clothes and they all went in the dryer today...even the sheets!!
Oh I am still ticked off at mom for yesterday but slowly coming around.
I am usually ready for bed time between 8:30 and 9 and go to bed willingly. Mom and I go through the whole tradition every night and once I get my good night kiss I go right on my sleeping perch and mom covers me and then usually sits and finishes up my blogs. Mom said she hears me getting down and eating my pellets a little bit every night though. Yep I do that and its different with the cover on but before long I am back on my perch sound asleep again. I guess we all have funny things we do and what are some of yours? “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. Its learning to dance in the rain.” Left a vote for you my friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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05/05/2016 06:49.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Pearl, Hello Silver~
I hope you guys had a great day! It was sunny here today. We didn't do much. Laundry and cleaning the kitchen. Those things always seem to be done.
Mom looked up what the HUD inspection is suppose to look for. Ian said it was really quick. Maybe since it was the end of the day he just wanted to get done. Still don't know how many apartments are going to be HUD ones.
It's movie night so we will all be going to bed early. They are going to see Captain America Civil War. Mom said we can get up when she gets home. McKenzie got fed early and mom is going to take her for a long walk to tire her out. She usually gets sleepy around 8 pm so it won't be difficult to get her to go into the crate. I am not going to be happy but since I get to get up when mom comes home I'll be okay.
Jennifer is over her cold and Ian felt much better today. Still has that cough a bit, but like your mom said, it takes a while to get over that!
I hope your evening is just wonderful!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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05/05/2016 06:37.06 PM Report This Comment  
  they told him it was a rental of the rooms there and it was payable by the week!He had other rooms available for $333.00 a week and some for $800.00.Man,those ads can be so misleading!So as you can imagine skin bro said no thanks and now as we speak he's looking at a place in Sandwich for $800.00 a month.Mom is waiting to hear from him on that one.Then skin sis called and wanted to take Mom out for Mother's day today as the weekend is kind of up in the air right now but Mom didn't feel like going out in the pouring rain again.She had enough of that yesterday.Besides she needs to stay home and get some of these chores done before our dad gets home.Then our dad called to tell Mom that one of the ladies he works with in the office was celebrating Cinco de Mayo and brought in all these Cinco de Mayo foods for all the guys to enjoy.He told Mom he ate so much of it and he's so full.So Mom will just save his lunch for tomorrow.Mom cleaned our cages and our room and then fed us our bean mix,she forgot to put our radio on and Candida had to scream loudly for Mom to come back in and put it on for us.Mom is going to try and get the bathrooms done today if time permits and other than working on the chores its going to be another boring day here for us!We are happy about that at least Mom is home with us all day and not running off somewhere!
I've been having BC problems all morning and now over three hours have been wasted trying to get my notes done.Besides the constant cycling and the URL Error Page and the timed out pages and not even being able to get to my own pages its become very frustrating.Then when it finally comes back the poor bird I sent the message to first when it started gets 5 of the same blogs from me and Mom has a hard time trying to delete them from their page!UggggggHHH!
I hope this gets to you in one copy only and not 5 or more!Its taking all day just to get one blog done!
The three tiels all open their wings wide for a big group tiel wing hug and hold on tight for a long time humming and swaying together in happiness!
Wishing you a greyt day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm tiel hugs and soft tiel kisses and a vote too!Loving you always and forever,Peepers

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05/05/2016 05:37.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
Mom and I think that's so wonderful that your dad and his brothers helped their dad with repairs on the house while they were growing up and living in the parronts house.And being able to hire the friends with their varied specialties and skills and then to be able to help assist in getting the job done is awesome as you really can learn new skills and have a better idea of how to fix whatever needs fixing.
That is just what my Mom and Nana keep saying also,its almost as if they don't know how to save or wait for sales or even budget their paychecks!And the CC is another thing they have no idea how to handle.Skin sis is good with paying her bills on time but skin bro is another matter.Mom is so hoping that one day he'll get his act together,and figure it all out!
I only wish I could send you all the rain we've been getting here all week.And its still raining heavily here tonight and very windy.Our roads are all flooded and there are huge potholes that have wrecked 6 cars in Hyannis on Rte 132.They all got flat tires and several of them suffered broken axles from hitting it.Mom won't go into Hyannis til after the rain is gone.You can't see the potholes when they're under water!My dad's department even patched the holes up but the water from the rain keeps eroding them and they come right off again!Oh noooo!Not you too with the construction going on and holding up traffic!I sure do hope you get the rain there and take it away from us,we're in for three or four more days of this dark dismal depressing weather with no sun.Haven't seen the sun in a week now since last Thursday morning.
We woke up to another cold,very windy, dark,dismal,dreary rainy day again.The highs for the day will be 49,the lows of 44 and right now its 45 and pouring rain.Mom went to the mailbox to put some bills out and she got soaked.After she got our dad off to work,she started cleaning up and collecting the recyclables to put in the car and the downstairs trash together to take to the dump tomorrow.She's still gathering more junk to load the car up with to take from her on going cleaning projects of all the empty rooms that are still holding stuff from both skin sibs.She's hoping that one day soon she'll have it all gone and the rooms tidied up and no more junk.She still has to get to the TV room and finish cleaning out all the built in bookshelves from all the old VCR movies that skin sis left behind.Mom has so many more books and old school books from the skin sibs that need to go out also and lots of magazines that skin sis keeps bringing over for Mom to read.Mom had an interrupted day as skin bro called to tell her he was on the deck so she ran and opened the door for him and he finally got a hold of the manager from the $250.00 apt that included everything and that was a joke!Skin bro got an appointment to see it at noon time and he IM'd Mom and told her it was a motel!Mom asked him was it the Casa Del Sol and he wanted to know how she knew!Its run by Jamaicans and

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05/05/2016 05:35.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl Hi Silver
I bet a return visit would definitely help the grand feel more comfortable and less shy. Hopefully your mom is able to take the grand back over there Friday as I bet they love to see her.
Still sounding gorgeous for tomorrow so I'm hoping for that outside time it's been way to long. Nice to be be able to get out before we have those days where its way to warm. Have a good evening.

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05/05/2016 04:06.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
Well, Mom has not heard anything from the stupid people at the lab about the insurance yet. She says you can tell they are stupid, because they were foolish enough to include a customer satisfaction survey at the end of the page for registering problems. Mom blasted them, and when they asked for a final comment about why Mom had given "completely dissatisfied" in her responses, her comment was "Your billing department is run by idiots." Maybe that will get them moving, but we doubt it. They will probably take so long, Blue Cross will refuse to honor that bill from last October, since we changed to Blue Shield on 12/1. **sigh**

However despite it being too chilly (65) for a sunbath, this has a been a pretty good day for me. Mom is home all day, and there have been treats! We shared a pb cookie mid morning, then a roast beef and provolone (and **sigh** spinach) wrap for lunch with a tapioca pudding cup for dessert. I call that good eats!!

Kiddo

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05/05/2016 01:30.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
We're having that dark, dismal, gray sky weather here, with rain, drizzle, and just wet off and on all night yesterday and all day today.
This morning when mom walked the dogs, it was raining. When she left for the museum, it looked like it was drying up, but when she left there, it started raining again.
Mom had 2 tours with third grades this morning: one on PA natural history and one on biomes of the world. Both of these tours are docent favorites during tour season, because most of the kids come to see the dinosaurs, so anything away from dinosaur hall is a welcome relief. This is also the busiest week of the year for tours, so all the docents are on duty, so to speak.
The first group went to geology hall, to talk about ancient PA, see the coal forest, and talk about fossil fuels before going into gems and minerals to see the stones from PA. Following that, they went to several dioramas on the second floor that feature PA animals, then out to see reptiles and amphibians. The little ones were active and involved, and the tour was good.
For the biomes group, mom did a couple of dinosaurs, then concentrated on 3 biomes in Africa, since that is a great hall. They did desert, Savannah, and tropical rain forest there, and by then their hour was up.
Mom stopped on the way home to pick up some berries and meat for tonight, and now she's ours for the rest of the day. That's always music to our ears! We love having mom home with us.
I hope you are having a fun day today, and getting lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Falco

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05/05/2016 11:49.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Pearl and Sugar!
The sugar scrub is really nice. Like we said, mom uses it on her hands. No way would she use it the shower, but people do.
Some of the bottles we use are wine bottles..... Blue is really pretty. You can buy all kinds of bottles at the craft stores. Mom hasn't painted in a long time so she has to....brush up on it! Heehee! Pardon the pun! At some point she is thinking of maybe painting parrots on the bottles.
Will have to get mom to post a picture of the bottles!
Love,
Raffikki

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05/05/2016 10:13.39 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Pearl and Sugar!
The sugar scrub is really nice. Like we said, mom uses it on her hands. No way would she use it the shower, but people do.
Some of the bottles we use are wine bottles..... Blue is really pretty. You can buy all kinds of bottles at the craft stores. Mom hasn't painted in a long time so she has to....brush up on it! Heehee! Pardon the pun! At some point she is thinking of maybe painting parrots on the bottles.
Will have to get mom to post a picture of the bottles!
Love,
Raffikki

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05/05/2016 10:13.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Pearl and Sugar!
The sugar scrub is really nice. Like we said, mom uses it on her hands. No way would she use it the shower, but people do.
Some of the bottles we use are wine bottles..... Blue is really pretty. You can buy all kinds of bottles at the craft stores. Mom hasn't painted in a long time so she has to....brush up on it! Heehee! Pardon the pun! At some point she is thinking of maybe painting parrots on the bottles.
Will have to get mom to post a picture of the bottles!
Love,
Raffikki

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05/05/2016 10:13.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Pearl and Sugar!
The sugar scrub is really nice. Like we said, mom uses it on her hands. No way would she use it the shower, but people do.
Some of the bottles we use are wine bottles..... Blue is really pretty. You can buy all kinds of bottles at the craft stores. Mom hasn't painted in a long time so she has to....brush up on it! Heehee! Pardon the pun! At some point she is thinking of maybe painting parrots on the bottles.
Will have to get mom to post a picture of the bottles!
Love,
Raffikki

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05/05/2016 10:12.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl, Hi Silver
It's Blue and Jewel.
Mom and dad's friends got here on Sunday evening and rested from their flight. Kathy hates flying and has to take meds to keep from freaking out. On Monday they all got together with mom and dad and got caught up on what's been going on. Then they went to dinner at Bubba Gump's Shrimp Co. On Tuesday everyone went down to the port of Los Angeles and went on the battleship USS Iowa. Dad said it was awesome. That evening they ate at Senior Compo's Mexican restaurant. Yesterday Jim and Kathy went to Riverside to visit friends so mom and dad hung out with us.
Today they will call later on to talk about today.
Today will be overcast, with a high of 66 and a low of 53.
Hope your day was fun.
Hugs,
Blue and Jewel.

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05/05/2016 07:59.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning sweet boy friends-from Jen Lynn
Happy Cinco De Mayo to all who celebrate Mexican holidays, we don't necessarily, but we love real Mexican food! Dad's nurse report was excellent yesterday, but he managed to get an abrasion on the bottom of his foot, that will need fresh dressings often to prevent infection! Our home cleaner went to the grocery store with daddy's list and really did well, and tomorrow is dad's first PT session, yuck, it always makes him sore and tired at first! We got the sweetest call from our precious aunt Rose last night, her voice is as sweet as we thought it would be, she is such a peach, she made dad feel happy! Have a great May 5th, and give our love to all in your family, see ya all tomorrow...

Forever love, from Jenny & the Dallas family

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05/05/2016 05:28.39 AM Report This Comment  
  hi guys !
Another dark cloudy day - the only day without rain till Monday according to the weather guessers. Only no sunshine either, and I have to tell you - I'm a pretty cranky quaker in this weather - even with my lamp on ! Mom too - she can't wait for some sunhine . . . she doesn't squawk and carry on quite as much as I do, but I know she's still not happy about it !

Today is the day she takes Landon to his gym class . . . tomorrow is the car shopping day ! She and dad have been very happy with the Fords they've had so she'll probably be looking at an Edge - she wants to go bigger than her Fusion - there was a time she would have been concerned about the gas, but she doesn't do all that much driving - under 12k a year. It's so cramped when we are all traveling upstate . . . so they'll start at Ford - but her mind is open and since there's no big rush, she has time to look.

Don't forget about the Derby celebration over at NAME THAT TUNE on page 231616 ! Have a great Thursday - love Cookie

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05/05/2016 01:58.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver,
Laka waves to her and says over here! The buffet line starts here. Laka passes her a big plate and it has sections in it like a school lunch tray. This way you put the most in the big section and the rest in the little sections.

Laka describes all the food on the table. There's Kalua pig which was roasted in an underground oven. And it has a smokey flavor which is really good. Then we have the luau leaves or some sort of spinach and the fat from the meat is what gives this dish a very succulent flavor. Then of course we have the sticky rice or fried potatoes. There's also my favorite tater tots, mashed taters and macaroni/potato salad.

There's bar-b-Q on a stick teriyaki style which is also a local favorite too. There's toss mix greens with baby spinach and cucumbers and grape tomatoes with a lemon wedge. There's Italian dressing along with a papaya seed dressing which is pretty good too,

There's a big bowl of fruits all mixed together. Grapes, watermelon, kiwi, strawberries, cantaloupe, apples and olives too.

For the dessert table there's Teds chocolate Mac nut haupia pie, moms pineapple cake, chocolate dobash cake, pumpkin pie, apple Dutch pie and dads favorite key lime pie.

To wash it all down we have every kind of local juices, hot tea, hot cocoa, coffee, diet soda, regular soda and of course bottled water.

Everyone is sure to waddle out of here or sleep over. :)

I guarantee there will be lots of leftovers tomorrow and the next day too.

So help yourself and enjoy our Hawaiian style luau and later dad will be setting off the fireworks and later I will be dancing the hula. If I don't fall asleep eating too much. :)

Here's a vote for you and much Mahalo's for letting our fister Angel Sallykins be Queen for a day.

She is so happy, Laka sighs, just look at her, she's gleaming with sunshine. :)

With love from the Hawaii Ohana. :)

Angel Sallykins, Angel Pookie and Laka Girl

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05/05/2016 12:32.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
Don't know how much my mom knows but she checks them out as two year olds. Then she watches how they are doing in late January and have her favorites picked by the middle of February. She checks the way they look, run, linage, and trainers and jockeys if that is known. Just loves thoroughbreds! Usually, she ends up with the favorite or one of the top 3 or 4 horses.
We had 5 hours of nasty t-storms and tons of rain. A lot of flooding in our county but we are fine. I think the plants all loved it. Bunni came over after the hard rain. It still sprinkled on him a little bit. Well, the pool is very full now. It was a little low with all the 90 degrees we had. Hope your day was good.
Hugs
Chyna

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05/04/2016 10:40.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
still no hummingbirds here yet "sniff"

mom used to skin her shins all the time when she was a kid roller skating with the skates that fit on your shoe with a key, riding her bike and falling off and playing with her brothers. she never remembers a skin shin that hurt so much. she finally took off the bandage today and that made it feel better. dad told mom that if she can just pull all the leaves down on the 3rd hillside of the house he will have the lawn service come and suck them up and that is a big relief to mom. if only that darn shin would start healing.

the painter who is painting the house came yesterday at 1pm to start and left t 3pm. today he came at 1pm and left at 3pm. his work is meticulous but he works extremely slow and since he works only a few hours at a time at this rate he will be painting the house all summer. mom has 5 bushes (2 mountain laurel & 3 yellow twig dogwood) she wants to plant around the foundation but is afraid to plant them until he is done and by that time it might be too late to plant them. he told mom he was checking her outdoor bird houses and found some of them filled with wasp nests so he took them out so the birds will come and use them so he is a good guy but can't expect him not to smash her shrubs with his ladder. we had to replace the wood in several sections of the house because it was rotted a few years ago when we had the flooding inside the house and it was determined that water was draining off of the roof and running down the side of the house. well the guy who did that did a half ass job and it all has to be replaced. now that the big blue spruce pine tree has been cut down we see that the wood has rotted because the tree was too close to the house. dad wants to buy a big shrub to replace that. anyway the painter is doing the wood replacement also. today he lost his pack of cigarettes and spent about 1/2 hour hunting for them but never found them. so he painted for 1-1/2 hours.

HAPPY HUMPDAY

love Boo Boo

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05/04/2016 10:11.29 PM Report This Comment  
  ready to go home.After Mom cleaned out our cages and packed us in our carrier,she left for home and it was so scary driving through the heavy down pours,it was really so hard to see.Mom was so glad to get home into a warm house and so were we!Dad unpacked the car for Mom and while she put everything away,she made dad's dinner and got us our snack.Mom cleaned up the dishes and then she is finally sitting down to start our notes.We can't wait to snuggle with her and dad later on!
The three tiels all open their wings wide for a big group tiel wing hug and hold on tight for a long time humming and swaying happily!
Wishing you a greyt day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm tiel hugs and soft tiel kisses and a vote too!Loving you always and forever,Peepers

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05/04/2016 09:14.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
Skin sis is really doing well so far in keeping her bills paid and her rent up to date.Mom is more than happy to make meals for them as well as Nana and send them each home with enough for meals for a few days at least.
That's hard work taping the windows and Aunt Karen is really talented on getting the tape on properly especially around the glass areas!Mom and I think that's really wonderful that all those friends are willing to help out and your dad and his brother helped too,it always makes the job much more easier and helps it to go by faster than having to do it alone.Mom only wishes she knew someone who worked in the construction,painting,repair trades!It seems like everyone she hires to do work around our house is wonderful the first time but the next times you hire them they either don't answer the call back or do a lousy job.Having friends you know and trust to get the job done right the first time and every time is the best way to go!
This has been a whole week now since we last saw the sunshine and we've got so much rain here it can wipe out your drought!You should've seen how fast the roads got flooded and the rain won't stop until after the weekend!
We were all so happy to see you win again this week!There is 11 new photos to chose from in Angel Gabbie's gallery.
This morning was a dark,dismal,dreary pouring rainy day.The highs for the day are 51 the lows of 45 and right now at 7:00pm its 44.Mom got dad off to work and then she got some things done before she came and got us up.She cleaned our cages,fed us our bean mix and swept our room.Then she got us in our carrier and took off to Nana's.When she got there she set us up in our cages there and then she helped Nana get my cousin Bella's water bottle fixed and set back up in her cage.Mom called skin sis and she was already outside in the driveway and Mom opened the door for her to come in.Then after Mom and Nana had finished some tea and a waffle,they all left in skin sis's car to go to Falmouth.Falmouth is still a mess with all the detours so you can't get to where you're going without having to drive all across town and back again,several of the roads are all closed off so that makes it even more challenging to drive around and get any errands done in any kind of a timely manner.The rain didn't help either,it was pouring so hard you couldn't see and kept getting splashed and sprayed from the cars on the other side.Mom and Nana went to the bank first and from there they went to Shaw's/Star Market grocery and Mom got some good clearance items,a half gallon of Hoods frozen yogurt blueberry for $1.00,some shampoo and toothbrushes and mouth wash all for a dollar each.Then she got a bag of frozen dinner for $3.99.Both Mom and Nana paid their EverSource bill there.From there they went back to Mashpee and went to Bobby Byrnes and shared a nacho dish together and then from there they took Nana to church and from there they went back to Nana's to collect Dixie and Candida and to get

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05/04/2016 09:12.56 PM Report This Comment  
  VOTE LAKA 259145 FOR JUNE BOTM
HI PEARL N SILVER. IT WAS A COLDER GREY WINDY DAY HERE TODAY. I THINK LOW 50'S. NOT REALLY BAD BUT YOU WOULD HAVE THOUGHT COLD. TOMORROW WILL BE IN THE 60'S.

HEY WE WILL NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP GET THE PIE SHOP PONTOON BOATS OUT OF THE BOAT SHED AND CLEANED UP AND POLISHED AND READY FOR THE SUMMER. WILL LET EVERYONE KNOW WHEN WE WILL BE GETTING THE BOATS OUT. WE WILL HAVE A BIG PICNIC AT THE LAKE AND MAKE A FUND AY OF IT, ACTUALLY A FUN WEEKEND OF IT.

KACEY

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05/04/2016 08:26.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Pearl, Hello Silver~
I hope you had an awesome day! I don't think that HUD guy had to come back today. All he did was turn on the faucets and turn them off, then open windows and close them! What kind of an inspection is that?? They have a company that comes every year to check the sprinklers and smoke alarms so I guess that covers that.
Mom and Ian checked out some of the other places nearby and their rents are more than here. One thing they did notice is that many more places are accepting pets. When we first moved here it was only here and one other place that would let you have a dog over 25 lbs. It's not a bad place and we like living here.
Ian was off today which was good since he is still coughing. He says he feels better but he just sounds awful!
Mom is off tonight and tomorrow night which is wonderful. Tomorrow they go to see the new Captain America movie. McKenzie will be going to bed early and mom will take her out again when she gets home. Guess I'll be going to the night cage early also! Not fair! I'd rather go see the movie!
Enjoy your evening!
love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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05/04/2016 08:22.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
Usually I leave the feathers alone once I start going out for my sunbaths. With my beak trim today I sure am not chewing any feathers LOL.
Oh woe is me what a day I had. Yep that dreaded groom though mine only consists of a beak and nail trim it is still not good. Not only that but I just had this done at the vets a month ago but mom said he didn’t get them short enough and holding me was painful to her hands and shoulder. I heard mom on the phone talking to Cindy but didn’t know it was about me!! Pretty soon mom and I were going down the steps and I was in my wingabago and on our way. Oh I had lots to say and talk about…I love going in the car. There was lots of construction of course along the way. Finally we were at c&b warehouse and then wrapped in that dreaded towel and the dirty deed done to my talons and beak! Mom did buy me a nice toy something like Grey Birds mom did with coffee filters. I was quiet on the way home and we stopped at skin sis but I didn’t have anything to say there either., Then the silent ride home and once on my condo I went right in and got on my perch and the silent treatment to mom again. Maybe I will forgive her tomorrow. Right now I am tired and just want to sleep! “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. Its learning to dance in the rain.” Left a vote for you my friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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05/04/2016 06:10.52 PM Report This Comment  
  HI PEARL & SILVER!!!
Yes Aunt Rose and Uncle Rich was here with some of her fids when the parronts all went to Parrot Palooza in October...Definitely she knows alot about them...So we are having the new addition tested as soon as possible so for now it is Baby BG...
Today rainy all day and did not see one of those cute little Hummies around...The rest of the week rain is still forecasted..It is becoming yucky around here..Dark & dreary....
They say the brush fire is out but still being checked and in the eight miles that it travel it ruined 11 buildings one summer home and some cabins used for hunting...
Tell your Mom when she does get the gel pens for coloring and if she likes them let our Mom know and what kind they are....
Sure hope you are both having a great Hump Day Wednesday...Pecked a V4U...Many birdie wing hugs to you....Love you 2 buddies, Stormy :o)

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05/04/2016 05:28.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl Hi Silver
Back to a slightly cooler day here so at least things felt much more comfortable at my moms job. There are picnic tables outside so always a nice idea to use them when the weather is really nice
At least the reservoirs are filling even if they aren't completely full. We got that rain last night things got pretty windy for a bit when the storm was blowing through and has quick as it came it went.Sounding like it could be sunny and 80 here on Friday on moms day off so maybe after her running around I can get out for my first stroller ride. Have a good evening.

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05/04/2016 04:07.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl & Silver
The "new" toys are now acceptable and being broken in.

Mom is on the warpath today. Quite a while back she got two bills from a lab company her doctor uses for the blood tests she had done last October. They keep billing Medicare part B, which is not Mom's insurance. She keeps notifying them of the correct insurance info, they respond that they will rebill correctly, and then today Mom got another bill for the full amount saying Medicare denied it. Of course they did! And you can't get a human being on the phone. The only way to communicate is via computer, and they apparently are all stupid or even brain dead. There! She feels better now.

I did not get a sunbath today. It never quite warmed up enough, because the clouds never burned off like they were supposed to. We did share a Lean Cuisine Pecan Chicken for lunch, but Mom should have read the package more thoroughly before she bought it. It has a maple sauce and raisins, neither one of which Mom likes. She loaded it up with cottage cheese which helped. We both liked the wild rice part of it, and we did eat it. Mom never wastes food, but she won't buy that one again!

Don't forget the hat contest is still going on, and your flock gets two votes every day: one ladies and one gents. Vote on Milonga page #165848. The race is very close in both categories.

Kiddo

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05/04/2016 01:23.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pearl and Silver
My big news: The vet is very pleased with my progress. The scab fell off my booboo when she toweled me yesterday. She examined the wound to make sure it wasn't seeping anywhere, and it wasn't, which made her happy. There is still one tiny hole where it isn't quite healed yet, but it's well on its way. I have a whole bunch of new feathers coming in, both on my chest and on my leg! Even where I tore the skin so far, there are feather follicles still there, so the doctor is pretty sure I'll grow them back. We have another appointment next week, and I still have the collar on, so no baths or spritzes.
Yesterday mom saw a hummingbird on our azalea. She got all excited, and will clean and fill the feeder today. It was a female, which means there might be a nest nearby.
Mom finally planted her larkspur seeds, but it might be too late. Our neighbor, who gave her the seeds, already has plants 4 inches or so high!
Today mom is off, but has some errands to run, so we'll be in lockdown for a couple of hours, until she gets back. It's a beautiful spring day here, kind of cool, but sunny. I hope you are getting some good spring weather there, along with cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Falco

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