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Zippy; V4 Sweetie #269943 BOTM

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I was being birdsat for my former owners, as had occurred a couple times before. This time they decided to leave me, 'cause this flock gives me more attention. She has lived with us for about 10 years.

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Hi! My name is Zippy; V4 Sweetie #269943 BOTM

I am a Cockatiel from Lansing, MI.

Zipperoo, Zip-Dip, Zipper bird

17 years old   F

Cockatiel

ANYTHING edible, POPCORN

In the circle of the UHF antenna, Polly's cage where there's food, foraging on the playstand.

Being stuck in the cage to keep me away from quaker Polly. Being on a perpetual diet, the vet says to keep my weight reasonable.

No the owner, but the children--they take me for showers, let me sit on their computer screens, let me play with the computer keys. Mom just feeds me and gives me treats, and housekeeps.

Riding on shoulders looking backwards, when out of cage always foraging in her legos..

FOOD!.

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  Hello Zippy~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! The pool is finally filled up but it was a bit of a disappointment. There is a room across from the pool which mom says is the control room. They just turned on the faucets and filled it up! Sort of like a bathtub but bigger. Not very exciting at all.
Mom made me some macaroni and peas to cheer me up! Mandy just loves macaroni and cheese so mom baked a pan to give her a treat also. She is a very happy dog! She spent the morning ripping up the wee wee pads and tossing the pieces side to side. Since I do that with the newspaper at the bottom of my cage, I can't say a thing! Mom didn't seem too happy that she ripped them up. They were unused by the way!
I'm off to supervise kitchen cleaning! Mom says if you cook you gotta clean! I didn't cook so I'll just supervise! In mom's case, she cooked and went to the movies yesterday so she has to pay the price!hahahahahaha She saw Tomorrowland and enjoyed it so she says it was worth it!
I hope your day is spectacular! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/26/2015 12:10.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zippy
it was a gorgeous day today.Cori and i got to go outside for about 20 minutes before the neighbor started with the jackhammer and burning. in those 20 minutes we watched hummingbirds coming to the feeder. once Cori started sneezing from the burning smoke mom brought us inside. mo felt really ad for me because was so happy to be outside and in those 20 minutes i took 2 baths

love Boo Boo

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05/24/2015 10:55.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Zippy~
I hope you had a great day too! It got cloudy and cooler here today so I don't think anyone is missing the pool. They painted it today and then put the lights and the filter covers back on. It is now ready for water when it dries.
Mom has to drive Jennifer down to her dads house tomorrow. The doctors have been checking him ever since he has the heart attack and found he has a leaky heart valve. He is going to have to have surgery to fix it and Jennifer is worried. Mom thinks it will be okay since they do so many of those kinds of surgeries. They haven't scheduled it yet but we keep him in our prayers everyday.
Mom went over to Costco today and it was very crowded. They had all the registers open so it really didn't take long to get out of there. She brought back some lovely blueberry muffins and Mandy, Merlin and I shared one! Yes, the cat likes blueberry muffins!
I hope your evening is just wonderful! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/22/2015 08:18.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zippy
Q: Why did the bee get married? A: Becase he found his honey
Q: What do you call bears without ears? A: B's
Q: What do you call a wasp? A: A wanna-bee!
Q: What's a bees favorite novel? A: The Great Gats-bee!
Q: What do you get if you cross a bee with a door bell? A: A hum dinger!
Q: Who is the bees favorite singer? A: Sting!
Q: Who is the bees favorite pop group? A: The bee gees!
Q: What is a bee's favorite part of a relationship? A: The Honeymoon period.
Q: What do you call a bee that can't stop eating? A: Chub-bee.
Q: What kind of bee is a sore loser? A: a cryba-bee
Q: Who protects the Queen Bee? A: Her Hub-bee.

love Boo Boo the Bee

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05/21/2015 10:42.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Zippy~
I hope you had a great day. Mine was pretty good. Mom was busy with chores and spent some time looking for recipes for veggies. She found some really great ones so it as time well spent.
The pool is still empty. The lights from the bottom are sitting along side it. They plastered it so I think now they have to smooth it out again and then paint it blue again. It was warm here today so I think everyone is anxious for that pool to be open!
I hope your evening is just perfect!
Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/21/2015 09:56.54 PM Report This Comment  
  ATTENTION!!!
THE BC WARRIORS ARE NOW GOING FOR THE 10K!! PLEASE SUPPORT OUR TEAM BY STOPPING BY THE STADIUM EACH DAY TO GIVE US A VOTE, IF YOU CAN. WE APPRECIATE ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT!

LEFT YOU A VOTE. HAVE A GOOD DAY!! SEE YOU AT THE STADIUM!

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05/20/2015 06:17.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Zippy~~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! I got sunshine too, finally! It took forever to get here! It was overcast this morning
I have been busy with a toy in the play cage. I did stop to scream at mom for a while but now I'm back to playing.
No water in that pool yet. I'm still waiting! They plastered it yesterday so maybe it has to sit for while before they put water in it. I really hope I don't miss it because I am very curious as to how they are going to do it!
Have a perfect day!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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05/20/2015 02:42.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zippy
It was so good to hear from you! Your mom needs to recover, so we understand that she doesn't have a lot of time to blog. I'm still here for when you can, sweetie. I would love for the Spa to be up. It's cold today, but that won't last. I love the water on my feathers.

If your mom would let you, bring your sleeping bag and you can stay with Angel & I in the movie tent. Angel needs to be close to the action at the Carnival, so we have been watching movies at night until we fall asleep. Lots of food around, too!

Love,

Your Pepperbird

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05/20/2015 09:48.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zippy
i am collecting honey from the bee hives at the birdy castle and the bees don't sting me because they think i am a bee

BC is really a mess tonight. on top of not being able to read anybirdys blogs the pages aren't always loading and we are getting URL not found. everybirdy better let BC know before the memorial day weekend or it will get worse and there will be no one around to correct

love Boo Boo the Bee

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05/19/2015 10:28.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Zippy~
I hope you are having a great day! I hope you get your fountain back too! It was the cutest picture ever to see you in the fountain!
No drought on my side of the mountain. Everything is green and we have had plenty of rain. I am not sure why the governor signed it as the entire state. I certainly am willing to share water with the east side of the state. They can put it in trucks and take it over there and water the plants. I think the main thing they are worried about is fire up in the mountains. There are high elevations that usually have snow year round and they don't this year so I think they are worried about fire. The smart thing to do is just not allow anyone up there!
Enjoy your day!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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05/19/2015 10:15.39 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Zippy~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It's very pretty here and suppose to get up into the 70's. Mom is hoping it gets warm enough to open the windows and get some fresh air in here!
There are men in the pool doing some kind of blasting. At first it was interesting but it looks like the blasting is done and they are just walking around in it at the moment. I never got to see them drain it but I sure would like to see them fill it up! That would be cool!
Thank you to you and Polly for the nice compliments on my daisy pictures! Chipper made them for me! I am having a difficult time trying to load one into my profile! BC is still having issues! I hope it won't be long!
I hope your day is just perfect! Leaving a vote and a hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/18/2015 12:02.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zippy
Wanna go to the Carnival at the KB with me? I brought you some cotton candy!

Love,

Your Pepperbird

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05/18/2015 11:53.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zippy
Thanks for celebrating with me for my BOTD at the castle .... I love Lizzy and the food ... don't you ... lol. Have a great day. V4U. Hugs.
Love Rudy

PS: All is well ... we are just getting water logged ;)

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05/18/2015 05:49.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Zippy~
I hope you are having a great Sunday! Isn't it exciting that there may be a triple crown winner this year! Hasn't been one for a very long time!
My Governor declared a Drought Emergency for the entire state this weekend. I'm not having a drought but over on the other side of the mountain they are. Not enough snow this year to fill up the lakes and rivers over there!
They have already decided to use the water on the crops that would be too hard to replant, like pears and apple groves. They are even talking about catching the salmon, putting them in tank trucks and driving them to the spawning grounds! I'd love to see that! At least they are planning ahead. We are going to figure out how we can conserve around the house. Mom found out that using the dishwasher is more efficient than hand washing and that paper plate are not recyclable! Bummer!
I hope you enjoy the day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/17/2015 12:08.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zippy
HAPPY TGIF DAY and a vote4u. hope you had a wonderful day.

love Boo Boo the Bee

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05/15/2015 09:56.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Zippy~
I hope your day was perfect! Yesterday I was not able to get on BC when mom had time to do my notes! She cleaned in the morning and said we could get notes done when she was done! Well, that turned out to be a bad idea!!!hahahahaha
We had rain this morning but it cleared up and turned out to be a very nice day. We even opened the window! Mom got a pizza for dinner and I had 2 pieces of crust!
Mandy has been moving around more the last 2 days and seems to enjoy hanging out in front of my cage. That's good news!
Tonight we are watching a movie and getting my notes done before I hit the night cage. It's our weekend and we are going to enjoy every minute of it!!
Enjoy your evening! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/14/2015 08:20.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Zippy~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It's very pretty up here. We have lots of chores to get done today so I will be supervising. I am very good at supervising.
Mom has to work for 3 hours tonight for a Mother's Day sale. I'll be sleeping when she is gone and she will still be able to get some sleep when she is done, so it's all good.
It's movie night so I am looking forward to some popcorn and something interesting to watch!!
Enjoy your day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/08/2015 04:30.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Zippy
Thank you for thinking of us
Romeo

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05/06/2015 03:42.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Zippy~
I hope you are having a great day! Absolutely nothing interesting going on here but I did want to stop by to say hello.
Enjoy your day and I do hope it's just perfect!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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05/06/2015 12:27.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zippy
Pepper flies in with a millet bouquet and a basket of popcorn for Zippy. It's a cold, rainy day here today--perfect for snuggling close and watching a movie together!

Love,

Your Pepperbird

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05/05/2015 06:04.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Zippy~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! Dad took over the computer yesterday to watch the West Wing so I never got to get my blogs done! I suppose I have to share it with him since he bought it! He has seen the West Wing several times but is watching it from start to finish again!
I got to watch Thor 2 last night! Ian and Jennifer have been watching all the Marvel movies in order leading up to the Avenger 2 release tonight! Since they were starting them when mom left for work, I had to go to the night cage and missed them all!
Mom, Ian and Jennifer are going to the 8pm showing! Dad didn't want to go so he'll be here with me, Mandy and Merlin. I will get to see it when it is released on Blue Ray. I can't wait because I know it will be very exciting! They are all very exciting movies and you know how much I love watching things blow up!
Today will just be more chores once I'm done with my note!
I hope your day is just perfect!!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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04/30/2015 06:32.54 PM Report This Comment  
  wish to eat you will magically receive because this is the royal birdy castle filled with magic and love.

love your Queen Boo Boo

ps if i left out anyones name i apologize. i love you all

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04/29/2015 09:02.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Queen Boo Boo
stands in the royal courtyard with all her friends Chyna, Willie, Kacey, Pearl & Silver, Kaji & Lizzie,Finnegan, Alex ,Hulk, Raffi, Sam I Am, Sugar,Cookie,Chipper, Panther, Kiddo, Angel & Pepper,Zippy,Gus MikeyD,Sky,Flitzer,Stormy, Oki, Jenny Lynn, Peabody& Sherman, TiPaul,, Peanut, Rocket, BonBon, Laka & Pookie, Ms BB,Rudy, Picabo & Squeaky,Dixie,Blue & the Crew, Rocket, Dandy, Cheyenne, Cocnut, Chico, Poco & Pico, Kahlua & Tango,Cori, Piddy & Paddy, Stormy, Molly, Dino,Taz & Coconut surrounding her. they are waiting for the UPS truck to arrive with their package of bees. it is the perfect time to release the bees as the sun is slowly setting. Hulk screams i see the truck coming up the royal driveway. the UPS driver sees all the birds standing in the courtyard and fearing he is in the Alfred Hitchcock movie "THE BIRDS" birds, slams on the brakes and takes the package of bees and flings it as hard as he can at the huge crowd of birds standing there before hightailing it out of there at a high speed. Queen Boo Boo yells "OH No" and Cookie leaps into the air like super bird and catches the box of bees midair and gently places them on the ground. everybody gathers around the box and Queen Boo Boo makes a tiny hole in the box so she can see the bees. the bees aren't happy and they don't know what is going on but they aren't angry either.Queen Boo Boo hunts for the Queen Honey Bee to place her in the hive first. Willie says let me see and spots the tiny Bee wearing a tiny crown so he knows its the Queen Bee. Raffiremoves the middle trays on the super and Queen Boo Boo ever so gently picks the small Queen Bee up and places her in the middle of the hive. Pearl and Silver who are dressed in appropriate bee gear gently spray the little girl honey bees with sugar water to relax them before Sam I Am gently shakes them into the middle of the hive with their queen. Pearl & Silver then very gently start placing the removed trays back into the hive being careful not to hurt or crush any of the bees. Kaji & Lizzie seal up all the entrances to the hive until the bees become adjusted to their new home.this will also keep predators out of the hive until the bees are strong enough to defend it. in the meantime Queen Boo Boo needs volunteers to come and spray the bees with the syrup until they are strong enough to go find flowers. this has been quite exciting and amazingly nobody was stung even though some of them had been a little worried. they all listen to the happy buzz of the honey bees and know they will fit in perfectly at the royal birdy castle. Queen Boo Boo says and the best part is we will now have fresh organic honey.tonight we celebrate the royal guards dressed as bees standing at attention while Lizzie unfolds a outdoor table loaded with all kinds of honey candy,honey cookies, honey cake, honey wax to chew, honey for your tea or booze whatever you prefer, plus honey based skin creams. there also is a table set with the finest royal china.whatever you

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04/29/2015 09:02.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zippy
I'm gonna help Queen Boo Boo set up bee hives in her new castle garden...wanna help? I am doing okay, I got a misting today.

Love,

Your Pepperbird

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04/28/2015 06:21.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Zippy~
Thank you so much for the congrats! I sure was surprised but it was a nice surprise!
The email from BC said that I should get a special treat today since I'm BOTD so I think mom should get out to the kitchen and start making some pancakes!!
I hope you and Polly will come on over to the Castle! Queen Boo Boo has been teaching us about bees and we are going to have a wonderful picnic in the gardens! I just love the gardens!
Enjoy your day!!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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04/28/2015 12:28.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Queen Boo Boo
takes Zippys wing and leeds her around the birdy castle garden and explains all about the honey bee queen and bees they will be getting soon. Queen Boo Boo Bought them on ebay. first we had to find good spots for the hives. we have built these boxes called supers for the bees. the opening must face the south east so the honey bees can get the early sunlight. the supers are protected from the harsh winds blowing from the north and northwest with plenty of shrubs like forsythia, ilex and juniper. we dont want the little honey bees to get too cold or too hot so we are placing the supers under shade trees so that they get dappled sunlight and not full or direct sunlight. first we built a base with cinder blocks and then surrounded that wit pretty brick so it looks nice. then the super is built with layers of board and planks in a box. we can add on to it as the hive gets bigger but for now its best to go with small. i am very excited about the bees arrival and hope you will be here at the castle when we release them. it will be so much fun. i have to check with UPS to find out the expected shipping date

love Queen Boo Boo

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04/26/2015 11:38.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Zippy~
I hope you are having a fantastic day! We are getting mom ready to head back to work tonight. She'll have to work 6 days this week but then she will have a 3 day weekend! YAY! They are going to go see Avengers II! I will have to wait for the DVD since I hear that movie theaters are not a good place for birds!
I have been busy this morning deleting birds from the hatchday list and the memorial list. I usually delete a bird who has not been on BC for a year since I figure after a year they probably aren't coming back. Today I had several request from flocks to delete their names. Some of their pages have been deleted also. They have other projects they are going to be working on and will not have the time for the BC right now. If you see a friend missing from the list, I did not mess up, it was just a request from the flock!
I hope your day is spectacular and that you get to do lots of fun things!!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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04/23/2015 12:26.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zippy
Every day, animals are put into critical danger when their natural habitats are jeopardized by human activity. Together, we can protect the one earth we all rely on.

I am the Earth
And the Earth is me.
Each blade of grass,
Each honey tree,
Each bit of mud,
And stick and stone
Is blood and muscle,
Skin and bone.

And just as I
Need every bit
Of me to make
My body fit,
So Earth needs
Grass and stone and tree
And things that grow here
Naturally.

That’s why we
Celebrate this day.
That’s why across
The world we say:
As long as life,
As dear, as free,
I am the Earth
And the Earth is me. ?
HAPPY EARTH DAY
love Queen Boo Boo

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04/22/2015 12:12.50 PM Report This Comment  
  HI ZIPPY!!!!
Thank you for the nice compliment on my derby hat..Just pecked a V4....I would like to thank each and every one of you for this great honor of being BOTD and spending my day as Queen at the castle with of course our BOTM Queen Boo Boo...Please I would like all of you to come join the celebration and have fun and plenty of great food to eat...Have a wonderful Tuesday....With many wing hugs to you...Love, Cydney :o)

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04/21/2015 03:27.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zippy
How are things going with you? Are you finished moulting? I have been very busy being naughty, but that's normal for me!

Love,

Your Pepperbird

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04/20/2015 04:23.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zippy
the more spiders we have around the less chance for the need of any poisonous insecticides.for the next 2 days i would like to talk about SPIDERS. my mom and Cori are very afraid of them but would never hurt one .Spiders are one of our most misunderstood creatures. There are movies about them taking over your house, they are depicted in autumn decorations designed to scare people,but spiders are just like us. From our mutual disdain for mosquitoes and some species tend to their young, we have a lot in common with this arachnid . Plus, We need spiders in order to survive.Before you squash that spider that you just spied crawling across your floor, consider these five fascinating facts about these eight-leggers.
1. Mother spiders stay with their babies, just like we do.Almost all spider moms protect their young by creating a safe “blanket” made of silk to cover them with and then guard the sac until hatching. The moms that don’t leave or die before their babies hatch will stay with their wee spiderlings and care for them. The wolf spider, who is known as super-spider-mom, will carry the egg sac with her until her tots hatch. Once the wolf spider babies are born, they climb onto mom’s back and ride along until they are full developed. They survive by eating the yolk from their egg sacs. The wolf spider babies go everywhere that mama goes, including during her hunting. If a baby falls off of her back, she will halt what she’s doing and wait for the little bugger to hop back on. Comb-footed spider mamas also stay with their little ones and feed their offspring with liquid from their mouths. This all sounds a bit like attachment parenting.
2. We have the same archenemy: the mosquito. over one million people die each year due to mosquito-borne illnesses? There are 10 major diseases that are caused by these little buzzers, including Malaria and the West Nile virus. Well, our friend the spider eats those pesky pests. In fact, certain spider species, like the Malaysian jumping spider, get their nutrition solely from mosquitoes. Another jumping spider from Africa is known to eat mosquitoes exclusively, unlike most spiders who eat mosquitoes and other insects. Spiders are also known to stalk mosquitoes like cats
love Queen Boo Boo

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04/17/2015 10:43.32 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zippy
SOME SAD NEWS:
New data from the highly secretive arm of the U.S. Agriculture Department known as Wildlife Services reveals it killed more than 2.7 million animals during fiscal year 2014, including wolves, coyotes, bears, mountain lions, beavers, foxes, eagles and other animals deemed pests by powerful agricultural, livestock and other special interests.Despite increasing calls for reform after the program killed more than 4 million animals in 2013, the latest kill report indicates the reckless slaughter of wildlife continues, including 322 gray wolves, 61,702 coyotes, 580 black bears, 305 mountain lions, 796 bobcats, 454 river otters, 2,930 foxes, three bald eagles, five golden eagles and 22,496 beavers. The program also killed 15,698 black-tailed prairie dogs and destroyed more than 33,309 of their dens.

“It’s sickening to see these staggering numbers and to know that so many of these animals were cut down by aerial snipers, deadly poisons and traps,” said Amy Atwood, a senior attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity. “These acts of brutality are carried out every day, robbing our landscapes of bears, wolves, coyotes and other animals that deserve far better. Wildlife Services does its dirty work far from public view and clearly has no interest in cleaning up its act.”Agency insiders have revealed that the agency kills many more animals than it reports.

Many animals – especially wolves, coyotes and prairie dogs – were targeted and killed on behalf of livestock grazers or other powerful agricultural interests. Wildlife Services does not reveal how many animals were wounded or injured, but not killed.
The new data also show that hundreds animals were killed unintentionally including 390 river otters, as well as hundreds of badgers, black bears, bobcats, coyotes, foxes, jackrabbits, muskrats, raccoons, skunks, opossums, porcupines and 16 pet dogs.

The data show that the federal program has refused to substantially slow its killing despite a growing public outcry, an ongoing investigation by the Agriculture Department’s inspector general, and calls for reform by scientists, members of Congress and nongovernmental organizations.“Wildlife Services continues to thumb its nose at the growing number of Americans demanding an end to business as usual,” said Atwood. “This appalling and completely unnecessary extermination of American wildlife must stop.”Just since 1996 Wildlife Services has shot, poisoned and strangled by snare more than 27 million native animals.
LOVE QUEEN BOO BOO

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04/16/2015 10:30.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zippy
i didn't get to go outside yesterday. mom messed up on the blogs. she was tired and didn't proof read it and somehow included Coris blog in mine. i don't wear a harness and always go outside in my cage and mom sits there with me and reads the paper or a book. good news that Jenny Lynn is allowed back on bird channel but not until May.

the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced a plan to kill 16,000 double-crested cormorants who it believes need to die simply because they eat fish.The Army Corps plan on targeting cormorants on East Sand Island, which is located near the mouth of the Columbia River. The spot is considered an important point for migrating salmon, but it’s also an important nesting site for cormorants and a variety of other birds.

The island is home to the largest double-crested cormorant colony in the west, the largest Brown Pelican roost in the Pacific Northwest and the largest Caspian Tern colony in the world. It has also been designated as an internationally recognized Important Bird Area by both the Audubon Society and the American Bird Conservancy.Bird and wildlife advocates raised serious concerns that the proposal was cruel, wasteful and pointless, and used these birds as scapegoats for problems affecting salmon that are caused by humans – namely dams and habitat loss. The plan could have dire unintended consequences for cormorants who may be doing well on the island, but aren’t thriving elsewhere, which could push them towards needing endangered species protection.

Criticism brought by researchers from Oregon State University who were hired by the Army Corps to study the bird population on the island. They say the Army Corps ignored their findings and isn’t using the best available science in its plan to protect young salmon.Despite widespread opposition from the public and scientific community, the Army Corps announced it has finalized its decision to reduce the number of cormorants targeted, but will still kill nearly 11,000 of them and destroy more than 26,000 of their nests to reduce their numbers by more than half.They still have to get permits from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to begin, bringing in contractors from the notorious Wildlife Services to start the killing this spring.A lawsuit could shut down the plan and save cormorants from this massive slaughter.The Audubon Society of Portland announced its Board of Directors has voted to sue both the Army Corps and the FWS if permits are granted.
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04/14/2015 09:12.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zippy
Yes! I would love a jelly bean and I will share my nutriberry with you! It has been much nicer weather this week. Everything is greening up and the trees are budding. Dad's tree pollen allergy is very active, so a lot of sneezing going on, but we're still enjoying Spring very much. It's okay if you bite your hoomans. I know you only have beaky kisses for me!

Love,

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04/14/2015 07:21.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Zippy~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It's sunny and windy here. We had to put the fireplace on for a bit just to warm up the living room. We got a bit of cold weather for a few days but since they really needed the extra snow in the mountains I am just fine with it.
Mom had to renew Merlin's "Home Again" chip this morning. They charge $17.99 a year but that is not bad at all. With him being such a crazy cat it is necessary to keep all the info updated just in case he does get out. Everyone has learned to be vigilant when he is around so hopefully it is a service we never have to use.
Mom is feeling much better today. We have some cleaning up to do and then she needs to stop by the market. No bread or milk in the house!! Mandy will be getting a bath also. Then mom will be back to work tonight. She is not going to work on Friday night since there really isn't any reason to. She'll just take a vacation day for Sunday night.
I hope your day is just perfect!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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04/14/2015 12:56.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zippy
the cat is doing much better.
well it went to 87 today so dad had to put on the a/c. problem was he forgot to take the cover off of it outside but mom got to it before the whole unit burned out. this afternoon mom went to take me outside for some sun. first she had to towel me because i was biting her. then she got the harness on me and when she took me out to the perch i was shaking. mom thinks maybe i felt to exposed because none o the leaves have come out yet. anyway tonight i was fine.

Jenny Lynn has been thrown off of bird channel again. please contact I5 publishing and say you want the flock reinstated

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04/13/2015 11:00.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi ya Zippy~~
I hope you had a great day! I did get to watch a bit of TV while mom was busy in the kitchen. It was Thomas the Tank Engine and I didn't find it interesting at all. I do like to watch the Curious George cartoons but his squeaky voice drives mom nuts! I think that is what I like about it since I laugh when he squeaks!
It was rainy all day long and it got cold too! They finally had snow in the mountains and rushed to open the ski areas! Winter was such a non-event up here that no one has been able to get much skiing done. I think there were probably a lot of people who called into work today so they could go at least once!
Have a wonderful evening! Stomping out a vote for you and sending hugs your way too!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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04/13/2015 09:50.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi ya Zippy~
I hope you are having a great day! I'm still molting. I've been taking a shower nearly every day and that is so not like me! I do look nice and fluffy though!
Lot of things to take care of today. Mom has been putting things off since she has had a cold all week but they need to be done so we are going to do them! Clean the turtles and give Mandy a bath! I will just sit here and supervise everything while I have my apple and almond! I know it's always a huge help to mom when I supervise!
Enjoy the day sweetie!
love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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04/12/2015 11:30.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Zippy
you can visit the magic banquet table anytime your heart desires. everybody is always welcome at the birdy castle.

all the blogs disappear. its making it very hard to talk to our friends. it does seem that BC is slowly starting to come back so we shall see how it goes

there is a developer who is building these extremely ugly and expensive super giant houses on a former farm right below our house. all their utilities are underground with the latest fiber optic equipment. our neighborhood has regular telephone poles and this new equipment is wrecking havoc on us. comcast says they can't find a problem but every time this developer starts with the underground cables for his plan, which we call the pit since it is below us and the developer removed every tree and shrub and the idiots who are buying these houses are not planting any, we have sporadic if at all cable service and our lights are now flickering.

today mom woke up to find our older cat foaming at the mouth and covered covered in poo on his hind end and legs and vomit and diarrhea all over the bedroom. mom gave him a bath and blow dried him and he was not happy. then she cleaned up the mess. she took away all water and food and started giving him 6cc of pedialyte every hour. he hasn't made any more diarreah and made a solid poo the size of a jelly bean. tonight he ate a small amount of cat food and is now sleeping.

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04/09/2015 10:41.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Zippy~
I hope you are having a great day! Yep! This is a new one for BC. Blogs invisible and not updating! Very creepy! I can not update anything~no Calendar, no BOTD list! I was able to ad Jake's royal portrait thought only is doesn't always show up when I go to look!! I'm pretty sure it's there!
I had a seagull come visit outside my window this morning. They usually hang out at the Burger King up the street mooching french fries from people! Mom says it heard me making all this noise and came to see what was the matter! I don't believe her at all! I think she is just trying to make me be quiet but when the joy wants to come out, I let it out!hahahahaha
Enjoy your day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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