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Hi! My name is Sweetpea

I am a Quaker from Norridge, IL.

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6 years old   M

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I like healthy snacks but if I see my owner with some "Hot Cheetoes," I must have one!

Play gym on top of my cage.

Do not touch MY light switch next to my cage when I am out. If you turn it off, I'll turn it on and if you turn it on, I will turn it off.

She loves me even after an occasional bite, even though I laugh at her when she says "Ouch!"

I will bite my owner if she looks different, such as putting her hair up or wearing her glasses..

I am a male!???????.

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  A great Thanksgiving here
Even though it was on my playgym, I had my very own dish of turkey, sweet potatoe and green beans ! And the house was full of people paying attention to me ! ! Now it's almost time for Santabird to come - I keep telling everyone that I'm a "good", "good bird", or "good Cookie bird" just so they know !

Sounds like the oldest one is getting his act together in Social Studies, which is good news and I know it's because of all your help ! ! ! The best news is that mom sounds like she's a really good advocate for your skin-siblings . . . too many parents are not - they think the schools should be teachers, counselors, nurses, mothers, etc. and don't realize that it's a collaboration between home and school -

Really pretty sunrise here today - the sky is all pink and purple and orange . . . love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie - GO PILGRIMS !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

12/01/2011 03:51.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Gobble gobble Sweetpea
Sounds like there's a lot to be thankful for this year in your house . . . littlest skin-bro is on the right educational track and getting what he needs - was there a formal evaluation or does he just have an exceptionally caring teacher this year ? And the 3rd/4th grader is happy, which is the biggest part of the battle at that age - still wondering what happens next year . . . and a great report card for the eldest -Is that the homework you help with Sweetpea ? What is the Social Studies curriculum there ? Here in NY the 7th grade studies American history . . .

We're all ready for Thanksgiving here - there'll be 8 humans, me and the grandparronts pug tomorrow - my beak is watering just thinking about all the food - I love people food ! What about you ? Do you get to share in the feast ?

Something to remember :

If turkeys thought, they'd run away
a week before Thanksgiving Day
but turkeys can't anticipate
and so there's turkey on my plate !

Happy Thanksgiving to you and Caspar, your skin bros and mom ! Love Cookie and mom Mary

Come visit me, Cookie - GO PILGRIMS !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

11/23/2011 04:00.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpea!
I just figured out how to leave a message. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Come visit me, Jupiter, Elizabeth (RIP), Princess Buttercup & Mandi.

11/22/2011 05:54.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Thanksgiving Sweetpea
I've been helping mom get everything ready for the big day ! We made pies and put them in the freezer over the weekend with a warning sign DO NOT TOUCH - that was for dad cause I can't read ! We have 8 humans, me and the grandparronts pug coming - it will be fun - I love food ! ! !

How is school going for the skin-brothers ? And how is mom dealing with it ? The first report card probably came out by now and mom has probably had a chance to talk to teachers ? Inquiring minds want to know . . .

Hugs,
Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie - GO PILGRIMS !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

11/18/2011 08:41.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Sweetpea -
you're right ! you should do the 7th graders homework ! I always help mom with papers - except she's in 4th - the kids love to get things back with my signature ! Mom coaches middle school drama club - she calls it the Happy Hormone Club - heeheehee

Poor 3rd, or should I say 4th grader ! That's a tough place to be in ! There are lots of things that are learned in 3rd grade (at least here in NY) like multiplication tables . . . but if the size of the numbers in math is a problem, let him work on graph paper - curious to see how this is going to work out -

Saddest of all is that 1st grader - such a crucial year of reading and math basics - I'm glad he's finally been identified though, cause maybe now he will get the help he needs =)

And that Casper ! Helping train the puppy - very funny ! Mostly because I'm a little OCD, I always hang my birdie butt over the edge of my gym - don't want any messes there ! If I'm on the sofa with mom, I will wait till I'm back on my gym . . . sometimes my joyful exhuberance leads to accidents but not too often !

Busy day here - rainy and dad is home with a cold - mom is getting ready to go out to meet her sister for dinner - leaves me to my own devices - heeheehee -

Love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie - GO PILGRIMS !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

10/19/2011 11:40.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie!
I knew you would understand my mom's plight with school. This "advanced third grade class" was created a week before school started after my skin brother was already given the name of his third grade teacher he thought he was gonna have. Then a week before school started, the principal called Mom and stroked her ego telling her that her son did so well in second grade that he has an opportunity to be in this "special" third grade class that will be "working closely with the 4th grade" I don't even think this poor 4th grade teacher knew what was happening fully. I also don't think they have a clue what is going to happen to these 6 kids next year. My skin brother finished 2nd grade working with 3 digit numbers in math and came home with 7 digit homework in third grade on the first day! Mom feels like she's home schooling this year. She is working closely with his teacher who is doing her best making up modifications to her teaching plans as she goes along. The teacher was just as blindsided as Mom but Mom knows this teacher from a previous year and believes she is doing her best to find a happy medium. Then with all the trouble mom is having with the 1st grader, she doesn't have the time to deal with the 3rd grade situation as much as needed. Fortunately, the 3rd grader is holding steady with A's and B's. There is definitely a maturity issue with the first grader and because he behaves so well and is socially ok, he has been neglected by the school as he quietly fails. Add that up with a hormonally charged 7th grader with an attitude and it's a real party! Boy, I should be paying you for a therapy session right now. (Sorry about that.) Anyway, since I have the feather's and the brains in the family, maybe I'll start doing homework too:) Speaking of smart birds, Casper (the grey) is helping the puppy potty train. Mom was in the bathroom when she heard Casper say: "You want to go potty?" After Mom heard him say this a couple times, she realized why and ran out of the bathroom to find the puppy jumping on the door trying to go out and she got him outside just in time! Isn't that the greatest! Mom thinks so. Never underestimate us parrots. Have a great day Cookie and next time we talk, I promise not to vent to you about mom's school issues. V4U! Love Sweetpea.

Come visit me, Casper & Sweetpea.

10/17/2011 07:20.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Sweetpea !
Whoa - I'm sorry, but that doesn't sound like a puppy - sounds like a "BEAR" ! Aptly named ? heeheehee

Poor mom with all the school issues - she's right - budget's stink ! Mom wants to know if the 3rd grade is overcrowded this year, doesn't that mean the same thing will happen to the 4th grade next year ? What happens to these six kids then ? A real mess ! And the little guy, that happens so often, even to the bright kids - sometimes it has nothing to do with academics - sometimes it is more a maturity issue . . . sure hope everything works out - I'm glad the teacher's are understanding and probably as frustrated as mom ! ! !

You sound like you're doing a good job keeping an eye on your roommate John ! Keep up the good work pal !

Yesterday, dad vacuumed up one of my favorite foot toys ! I wanted to give him a good nip to show my displeasure but mom said he was only trying to be helpful - some help ! haruummppph

Hugs a AV4U - Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie - GO PILGRIMS !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

10/16/2011 10:12.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Sweetpea
It was good to hear from you, but sad to hear about the puppy . . . how is mom and skin-bro doing ? I bet he has lots of work this year and we hope he's doing it ! ! ! Do you still share a room with him ?

Of course it's warm here again ! That's because mom put away all her warm-weather clothes last weekend and pulled out all her sweaters - heeheehee - it's rainy today. Mom hope it is what the leaves need to finish changing color and be pretty before they fall.

Don't be a stranger ! Love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie - GO PILGRIMS !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

10/14/2011 05:07.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Sweetpea !
Just in case you stop by to check in - I MISS YOU ! What've you been up to ?

Come visit me, Cookie - GO PILGRIMS !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

10/12/2011 10:21.25 AM Report This Comment  
  OMGosh!
Another SweetPea Quaker. How awesome to meet you and give you a big birdie vote! Lots of birdie xxooxoxoxox's for you...

Come visit me, Beakrrr, Shrek, Bogey, Spike, Peanut, Max, SweetPea & Cricket.

09/17/2011 08:38.02 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie!
Thanks for the dietary tips. I'll tell my mom. have a great day! Love, Sweetpea

Come visit me, Casper & Sweetpea.

07/25/2011 06:26.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning Sweetpea !
Well, my vet is pretty strict with my diet (you can see Dr. Hess on p14 of Sept. BIRDTALK) Anyway, I too, am on zupreem - I can have all the veges I want but fruit as a treat only - apparently it is stored in the body as sugar which metabolizes as carbs and then is converted to fat - also only one nutriberrie a day - and I love nutriberries ! I'm also supposed to exercise more - yea right ! I have to have bloodwork every 6 months =(

Our heat wave finally broke ! We were actually able to sleep with the windows opened ! v4u

Come visit me, Cookie - GO PILGRIMS !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

07/25/2011 04:58.21 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello SweetPea
Saw you on Cookie's page. Do you have an avian vet?
I get blood work done once per year. But mom says I have issues--most would say I simply do not have feathers, hehehe. My flockmate Zippy 'tiel had EXTRA bloodwork done, cause she has a weight problem. She likes FOOD, and will eat too much if allowed. We birds have all kinds of "chemistry".
Do you and Casper talk to each other? Have you learned words from each other?
Polly

Come visit me, Polly; V4 Miss Ruby 35469 BOTM & Zippy; V4Miss Ruby 35469 BOTM.

07/24/2011 09:27.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Sweetpea !
Luckily, there is no lock on the water door - I'll just have to be sneaky about that one . . . heeheehee - although I shouldn't really complain, my door is open whenever anybody is home . . .

I agree, it is scary having those trims - my vet does them when I go in - which is twice a year for bloodwork - I have high cholesterol ! And she has me on a diet - grrrrrrrrrrr - I LOVE FOOD ! If you want to see the mean Dr. Hess, she's on p.14 of the Sept. issue of Birdtalk -

Hope you're enjoying summer . . . hugs and a vote

Come visit me, Cookie - GO PILGRIMS !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

07/23/2011 11:38.49 AM Report This Comment  
  Hope you're staying cool Sweetpea !
Guess what ? Mom put a lock on my food door ! Yesterday, she came home and there was zupreem all over and I was sitting on top of my cage waiting to tell her what a clever bird I am ! She didn't think so =(

Hope all is well at your perch and that you're enjoying summer ! av4u

Come visit me, Cookie - GO PILGRIMS !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

07/20/2011 05:34.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Parties and summer
isn't life grand ? Mom and dad went to a flea market yesterday - why anyone would go buy fleas when you can get them in your yard for free is beyond my bird brain !
Today is stormy, which is good for me because everyone will stay home and play ! Tomorrow the parronts are going to West Point for a concert and fireworks - they leave the tv and A/C on for me so I don't hear the scary booms =)

hugs and a vote

Come visit me, Cookie - GO PILGRIMS !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

07/03/2011 06:01.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Just a quick
stomp on your vote button and a wish for a happy 4th of July ! Any special plans for the weekend ?

Come visit me, Cookie - GO PILGRIMS !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

07/01/2011 03:54.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Lucky Sweetpea
Mom doesn't finish school until the 23rd - NY had so much snow they tacked days on at the end to make up - grrrrr ! Then she and I are moving to the inlaws for a while cause the kitchen is being redone . . .

So how did your skin-bro finish ? Mom hopes he did well =)

Hot here too ! Of course that means everything is closed up for the a/c - and I can't yell at everybirdie outside . . .

Stay cool my friend !
V4U

Come visit me, Cookie - GO PILGRIMS !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

06/08/2011 04:02.47 AM Report This Comment  
  A quick hello
mom went to the bird fair yesterday and came home with TOYS and TREATS for me ! So, of course, I played with the bag ! heeheehee

Hope you're enjoying the summer weather - is your skin-brother out of school yet ? V4U

Come visit me, Cookie - GO PILGRIMS !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

06/06/2011 03:46.47 AM Report This Comment  
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  Hi Sweetpea!
Thank you, I had so much fun being BOTD!
Have a great week,
Hugs and a vote for you,
Harley

Come visit me, Harley.

05/23/2011 08:25.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Mornin' Sweetpea
so glad to hear you and mom have reconciled your differences . . .

Yesterday, mom cleaned my cage. Usually when she does that, dad takes me into the kitchen to pick out toys. Well, I just couldn't decide so I hopped in the drawer and began tossing things out - then I wouldn't step-up so I was bribed with a ripe juicy strawberry ! Guess what I learned ? heeheehee

wing hugs and a vote

Come visit me, Cookie - GO PILGRIMS !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

05/22/2011 10:00.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpea,
Is your behavior normalizing ? Hope so, I know the parronts get all worried when things like this happen . . . hope things are better - bet you're looking forward to when skin-bro finishes school - I know I can't wait for mom to be done !

Have a good weekend !
hugs and a vote
Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie - GO PILGRIMS !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

05/20/2011 11:45.26 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweet
Nice to see you this morning. Thanks so very much for stopping by to visit. Off to a slow start, and out Florida weather is cool this morning. see ya in the morning. Bye for now v4u.

Come visit me, Tweet & Squak.

05/16/2011 04:12.39 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpea
so, you've been hormonal and cranky ? Once when I got like that, mom mixed up my cage and switched everything around, and THEN she moved it to a different part of the room where I wasn't on such a high table - boy she showed me who's boss ! !

Have a great day and BE GOOD - the humans are nicer to us then =) V4U

Come visit me, Cookie - GO PILGRIMS !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

05/15/2011 09:35.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpea
Your observation is very good. Yes, that's my OLDER, ( by 1 year) little brother. He is such a brat. But I guess brother's are suppose to be like that. He's reaaly oj, but at times he makes so darn much noise it drive's me coo coo. I know I'm loud, but as small as he is, he can at times be MUCH louder. Mom and POP are going this weekend to look at a Rose Brested Cockatoo, that pop has been wanting for as long a s I can remember. Just what we need, another mouth to feed. Just so IT doesn't want to play with MY TOYS, or there will be trouble. I am really, really bad at sharing them. We'll just to have to wait and see what the humans do. See ya soon. v4u. See ya tomorrow.

Come visit me, Tweet & Squak.

05/11/2011 05:57.15 AM Report This Comment  
  Be careful
when you make squeaky toy noises pal ! wouldn't want the puppy to mistaken you ! ! ! Although, size makes no difference - mom's sister has a pit bull and a miniature daschand - guess who bosses who around ?

I know what you mean about having skinbro home to play -I can't wait either for mom to be home more too .. .

high fours and a vote

Come visit me, Cookie - GO PILGRIMS !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

05/11/2011 04:02.17 AM Report This Comment  
  What a party bird
that must have been so funny, you playing disco ball ! !

Pretty soon you'll have lots of time with skin-bro since he'll be out of school - looking forward to it ?

hugs and a v4u

Come visit me, Cookie - GO PILGRIMS !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

05/09/2011 04:10.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Wow
such a busy and wonderful weekend in your house - a First Communion and Mother's Day - don't you love all the activity ? (how could you have a name like Sweetpea and have a cujo side to you ?) Hope it was fun ! Did you get any treats snuck to you at the party ? LOL

hugs and a vote

Come visit me, Cookie - GO PILGRIMS !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

05/08/2011 05:36.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpea
flying by with a Happy Mother's Day for you and mom - I'm building my mom a HUGE heap of calculator paper to play in - what about you ?

Love the nice weather here - I sit by the window and yell at everybirdie out back - I even "supervised" mom when she did her planting last weekend =)

Hugs and a vote

Come visit me, Cookie - GO PILGRIMS !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

05/06/2011 06:22.11 AM Report This Comment  
  A quick hello
with eggstra special Easter wishes =) Dad is in getting ready to leave - the parronts are going to his folks today - means I'm JAILED - but the bunny did bring me a basket with a new pinata so I'll have something to play with - but I'm still mad cause mom and I have only today and tomorrow before she goes back to school - grrrrrrrrr

Come visit me, Cookie - GO PILGRIMS !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

04/24/2011 03:57.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Good morning Sweetpea
Good to hear from you ! Today, mom is making Easter bread - and I'm trying really hard to be good so maybe she'll give me a raisin ! It's not easy ! ! ! Dad even gave me a roll of calculator paper to play with so I stay out of her way . . . it's my favorite plaything -you should tell your mom to get you some =)

Hugs and Hoppy Easter

Come visit me, Cookie - GO PILGRIMS !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

04/22/2011 05:04.02 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpea !
Flying around today wishing all my friends a Happy Easter ! Mom is home trying to do some "spring cleaning" but it's very "drizmal" so she's not getting much done - maybe tomorrow . . . I'm not crazy about her cleaning anyway - just means I have to work that much harder at my mess-making ! !

Hugs and a vote

Come visit me, Cookie - GO PILGRIMS !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

04/20/2011 06:42.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie!
Sorry but I think I would have laughed too. Have a great day!Sweetpea V4U

Come visit me, Casper & Sweetpea.

04/14/2011 05:11.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Guess what ?
Dad gave me a tissue box to play with, so I hopped right up and started chewing and shredding all around my feet - nobody told me I couldn't do that ! And then, as if falling in wasn't humiliating enough - mom LAUGHED - she said only cartoon characters do such silly things - grrrrrrr

Hugs and a vote

Come visit me, Cookie - GO PILGRIMS !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

04/13/2011 04:13.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpea
How have you been - long time no squawk . . . the weather here in NY is finally matching the calendar ! Hooray for spring - mom even opened the windows over the weekend ! At least I could look out since I was in lock up for a good part of it - can you imagine, she didn't want MY HELP with report cards - after I tried a couple times, I found myself back in the cage - grrrrrrrrrr

Birdie hugs and a vote

Come visit me, Cookie - GO PILGRIMS !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

04/11/2011 08:29.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpea
04/05/2011 06:38.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpea
Well, it's finally feeling like spring ! The sun is shining and that puts me in a good mood . . . Mom has peat pots around that are sprouting ! ! Hopefully, they will go outside soon, then it's just a matter of time before I have some yummies =)

Keep skin-bro on his toes - you're a quaker - you can do it ! ! !

high fours and a vote

Come visit me, Cookie - GO PILGRIMS !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

04/03/2011 03:22.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Weekend !
TGIF - we love the weekends here - it means mom is home to play with me =) That is great news about your skin brother (I hope you didn't give him too many answers !) It makes for a much more peaceful house !

Mom tried to clean my gym last night before I went to bed ! She won't do that again - HEEHEEHEE -

Hugs and a vote

Come visit me, Cookie - GO PILGRIMS !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

03/25/2011 04:03.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpea !
Me and mom are taking a few fly arounds on BC to say hi to all my friends since she has a 2 hour delay - MORE SNOW here in NY - grrrrrrrrrr - plus it gives me a little "out" time - mom is redoing the kitchen and so strange men have been in and out measuring stuff - it actually looks like fun but they won't let me help (hmph)

Hope all is well there

High fours and a vote

Come visit me, Cookie - GO PILGRIMS !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

03/24/2011 05:39.07 AM Report This Comment  
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