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Congo African Grey from Rock Island, IL
Witchy LaLo~Ready for Halloween, trick or treat...

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LaLo and I have been pals for years, and when Flash needed a home, and due to my failing health, I thought LaLo would be better off living at the McFlock home, but l missed her from the start and Flash was determined not to be my friend! When it was obvious that he and Denise were very compatible, we talked it over and decided to make the swap! Flash is Happy, and I got my cuddle bug back, everybody is a winner! The major downside is, for the first time in 17 years, I will not be able to experience the true love of a Cockatoo, and yes, I will miss Flash but the swap was for him, not me...

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Hi! My name is Witchy LaLo~Ready for Halloween, trick or treat...

I am a Congo African Grey from Rock Island, IL.

Kissy face, daddy's girl, and daddy's chin candy...

12 years old   F

Congo African Grey

Broccoli, corn on the cob,aunt Betty's birdie bread, sweet potatoes plain, unsalted peanuts, pasta, and scrambled eggs...

On the perch on the on the door of Jenny's old cage and on then cage ad play gym Flash left behind! She has a multitude of choices where to play, but she like to always be able to see me, she is never in a cage

She stays separated from Jen, but they get along better now...for which I am thankful…

Dad's crazy, I do no like the green witch...

He loves me to pieces, and I have a huge free roaming play area, and lots of cardboard to chew on, and I do that all day long! My daddy provides for me a wonderful life, and for that, I love him dearly...

She is by far the sweetest and lovingest bird that has ever come into our home, I missed her a lot during the 6 months she stayed at aunt Denise's home, and if you pick her up, she has to kiss you, I love it... Much like my Angel Christy, she doesn't talk, but if you knew her, you would know she don't have to, to convey her love and happiness....

I love, & love to be loved, and I give and get plenty of both, live life to the fullest, time is our most precious commodity, don't waste any of it....

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  Day 29--Igonish Surfin' Lessons with Pookie
Good morning everybirdie, Angel Girl here from the warm, sunny Ingonish beach with today's BOTM blog. It is awesome tanning by the ocean, as the waves roll in softly. We have been having a blast swimming in the ocean, and getting ready for a few quick surfing lessons. I'm not so sure on the bird on a board thing, but it sounds like fun, and I know Little Angel, Dixie and Laka are really good at it. Pookie is gonna give us some tips and pointers on how to surf. Should be lots of fun, and he's a real pro.
" Angel Girl, come on, time to take surfin' lessons" Kaji and Lizzie call as they head to the other end of the beach, were a large number of birds are eagerly waiting for Pookie to instruct them on the hows and why's of safe surfin'. Pookie, climbs up on a piece of drift-wood and begins,
"Let's start with the obvious: Surfboards are made to float on the water. They have a natural center of gravity. If you were to lay any surfboard in a swimming pool, it would come to rest the same way every time. This is what we want to do when you lay on a surf board. That is to have the board remain in the same relation to the water as it was without your weight on it, just a bit lower in the water. A good tip is to find this balance point and lay on your board then make a mark right at your beak-tip. This is a spot best made with a bit of wax or a magic marker. It is a reference point that enables you to put your beak on the same spot every time so the board will react to your weight the same way every time."
Everybirdie lays their board flat on the sand, and Pookie and Sky help them make the mark with a red marker.
"Ok, now do not paddle with both wings simultaneously because this will cause the board to speed up and slow down in the water and you will not be able to maintain constant hull speed through the water. Always paddle with the same wing-stroke, one wing, then the other." The birdies head to the edge, place their boards on the water, climb on, and start to paddle. " Now sit up carefully on your board, try not to t..." Too late Hulk, Gus and BB tip their surf boards over.
"Now it's time to learn how to stand up. Lie on your chest, your head up, looking ahead. Put your wings on the board beside your shoulders tips down like you were going to do a push up. Push your upper body up while at the same time you sweep your feet under you, laying them on the stringer, the line down the middle of the board, so your weight is centered along the stringer" Everybirdie keeps trying until they all stand up nervously. "Ok, here comes a wave, let the wave pick up the board, keep your wings out to balance, and have fun" Pookie watches as the others wobble, some fallin' others keeping their balance,and a few cheat and fly off their boards into the air.
"WOW, this is greyt" LA yells to Dixie
"WEEEEE almost as good as in Hawaii" Dixie grins, keeping his board smoothly moving on the surface.
"AAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!" SPLASH" Sky wipes out into the water sputtering

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09/29/2014 04:28.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jenny Lynn
and Lalo, Thank you so much for remembering me on my hatchday. We had a great party here, followed by a baseball game, one of the last of the season. I had a good day, but it's not quite the same as being with all my friends and family on earth. Thanks again for stopping by. Hugs, Angel Gizmo

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, Divo & Falco.

09/29/2014 10:01.15 AM Report This Comment  
  Thank You Lovely LaLo! I'm Stunned!
My dear ones,

Thank you with all my heart for your making me BOTD. It is with greyt honor that I receive this because without all of you, there is no BOTD nor BOTM. All of you are who makes this happen. I humbly accept this monarchy with good faith to serve with BOTM Queen Chuey. After today, it will be broncos & pirate ships once again! Thank you again for this very special day. (Mom’s making some carrot cake minus the frosting! Come by & have some!)

LaLo, Mom & I are praying in earnest for your good Poppa's legs. We have been since you first told us of his problem. It is with expectation that we eagerly await his prognosis. Please, if he's up to it, let us know how he has fared at that appointment!

Hugs to all, (King) SamIAm

Come visit me, Silver Sluggers Page Where Greyt Things Happen & Sam says, THANK YOU FOR THIS HONOR!! BOTD 9/29.

09/29/2014 08:24.17 AM Report This Comment  
  And You Thought YOUR Dad Was Running Late....
....Mom's so late that everybirdy is asleep! I hope you are, too! Here's a lullaby vote to keep you snoozing! Hugs, SamIAm

Come visit me, Silver Sluggers Page Where Greyt Things Happen & Sam says, THANK YOU FOR THIS HONOR!! BOTD 9/29.

09/28/2014 11:18.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey LaLo!
What a great Milonga tonight. I know you got to come for a little while. I hope your good Poppa is doing alright. He's been on our hearts & in our thoughts. When that happens, Mom says it's time to pray for Uncle Chuck! So we do. Know it seems like he's been going through some difficult days lately. We've been praying that his health improves so he'll feel much better & like his old self again. Hugs for all, SamIAm

Come visit me, Silver Sluggers Page Where Greyt Things Happen & Sam says, THANK YOU FOR THIS HONOR!! BOTD 9/29.

09/27/2014 09:25.49 PM Report This Comment  
  You Look So Magnificant Lady Grey!
Sam bows to Queen LaLo, newly crowned BOTD. What fun we can have here running through the hallways! It will be wonderful to watch the Queen's Guards running after us! I hope they can keep up!

You really deserve to be a Queen. I know your good Poppa has got to be proud as punch about it! So he should be!

Have a peaceful evening as your wild wonderful day ends. Sam bows then exits through the Throne Room doors.

Come visit me, Silver Sluggers Page Where Greyt Things Happen & Sam says, THANK YOU FOR THIS HONOR!! BOTD 9/29.

09/25/2014 10:39.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Dear Queen Lady Love
Congrats on winning BOTD today! I love, love, love your crown! Here's a basket Spot and I put together for you to enjoy while you're in the castle with Queen Chuey! It has Broccoli, corn on the cob,aunt Betty's birdie bread, sweet potatoes plain, unsalted peanuts, pasta, and scrambled eggs...OK, so it's not eggsactly aunt Betty's birdie bread, it's our mom's but it is deelishous anyway!Hehe!!
Have a greyt day!
Luv, BonBon and Spot♥

Come visit me, Angel Bertie's Rainbow Gym: Thanks for BOTD!, Angel Bertie: Happy New Year!, Chirps: Happy New Year!!!, The Happy Couple!!!, Spot::vote Angel Girl 224627 BOTM!!! & Lemon Le'BonBon,.

09/25/2014 08:49.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Queen LaLo
Congratulations on botd.I hope you had a good day at the castle and in the spotlight. Have a good night.

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09/25/2014 08:03.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Queen Lady Love!
Congrats on BOTD!!
Left you vote.

Ronnie Lee, Charlotte, NC.

09/25/2014 07:02.29 PM Report This Comment  



09/25/2014 06:48.08 PM Report This Comment  
  BOTD congrats :)
Hey congrats on BOTD hope this day was sweet and special for u :)

Come visit me, Snow, lemon & Mango.

09/25/2014 06:44.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Congrats Queen LaLo!
So nice to see you in the spotlight today on BC! You are looking gorgeous as usual! Wishing you lots of treats and toys on this special day!
Big hugs and a beaky kiss,
Mr. Picabo

Come visit me, Scion, Budgies, Kiwi & Button, Limon & Lima, Squeaky- Vote JESSE BOTM- 227428, Picabo- In the KB 163138- Let's Go Fishin' & Angel Alfie (RIP).

09/25/2014 06:30.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi LaLo
Congratulations on winning botd and enjoy it to the fullest
For the day at the castle sure goes fast for some reason!
Your friend, Gus (Rip Chi chi)

Come visit me, Gus --Chi chi ♥ RIP & Chi chi RIP my sweet girl..

09/25/2014 05:11.41 PM Report This Comment  
  HI LALO!!!
Just stopping by to "Congrats you on being BOTD"....W@hat a lovely Queen you make...Have fun celebrating at the Castle...Enjoy your day...Just pecked another V4U....With many birdie wing hugs to you...Cydney :o)

Come visit me, Cydney LOVES RAFFI !!!!, Sam, Angel Cinnamon (R.I.P.), Stormy & Princess IS MARRIED TO TWEETY!!!.

09/25/2014 05:07.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey LaLo!
Congrats on winning BOTD! You are a beautiful Queen! Hope you are having a fun day at the castle today!

Come visit me, RAFFI AND PUMBAA LOVE CYDNEY!!!!!!!!.

09/25/2014 04:59.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Thursday from Flitzer. Happy BOTD!
Hope you have a joyous day celebrating.

~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Flitzer.

09/25/2014 02:26.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Lalo
Congrats on BOTD. What a beautiful picture of you in your crown !!!

Wing hugs
Panther and flock...

Come visit me, Jedi say's Cheyenne's my wife. Happy autumn !!!, Snowflake's married to Apache...Happy autumn !!!, Tweety loves Princess...Yes it's autumn. & Panther loves Coconut...Yessss!!! Autumn's here..

09/25/2014 02:23.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Pretty Lady~~
Congratulations Lalo! I am thrilled to see your beautiful beak in the spotlight box today!! I know you are going to love having a day where you are the star!!
I have copied your beautiful royal picture and am hanging in the gallery on the calendar page for all to admire!!
Royal Hugs sweetie ~ Sugar ♥

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar and Pippo ready to celebrate Autumn & The Calendar Page~October Birthstone is the Opal.

09/25/2014 01:49.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations LaLo
V4U today. We're flying by to congratulate you for winning Bird Of The Day. Enjoy and have fun. :)

Come visit me, Mayo, Dandy & Marigold.

09/25/2014 12:25.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi La Lo
This is Oki
flying by your page to congratulate you
for winning BOTD!

Have a greyt one
be a good birdie
wings hugs and V4U

Come visit me, Baby/Vote10K /Ti Paul40680/Chip257319 & Oki,/Vote BOTMChuey245908/Mour- ning Gizmo.

09/25/2014 11:21.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Queen Lalo
Enjoy your party at the castle and being pampered. You make a lovely Queen here a royal vote foe you. Hugzzz DITTO

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09/25/2014 10:58.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Lalo
congratulations on winning BOTD. hope your day is a blast celebrating your special honor at the castle today with Queen Chuey.

love Cori and Boo Boo

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09/25/2014 10:39.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi LaLo (Lady Love)
I told the castle staff & the Royal Macaw guards you are in the castle today. Chuey is in the castle somewhere.

I hear there will be a girls only brunch in the main dineing room today. Let Lizzy the castle cook/dragon know if there is anything special you want to eat.


Come visit me, Buba, Picabo in the KB. We are going fishing, Ms BBs page., The Bird. Lets play BazBall !!!!!!, Charley Bird, Zeena in the BC Castle for Aug, TPB&G. & The wedding page for all birds to get married at..

09/25/2014 09:29.34 AM Report This Comment  
Wow, Lalo, you look spectacular in your crown! We hope you have a wonderful day in the castle with Queen Chuey! Hugs, Falco and the boys

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, Divo & Falco.

09/25/2014 07:53.36 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Lalo
It is the "The Squawk in the City" girls, Miranda, Samantha, Cookie and CuBird all here to take you to a royal brunch honoring you as BOTD! We have to wait for Cu and Miranda because they are finishing their breakfast with the parronts and Josh, but I know they will be hungry again for brunch at the Castle! Josh just had and mini egg sandwich that dad made. (no guys! Just us girls today!) Love and winghugs, The Stark Girls PS hugs and kisses to your sweet daddy!

Come visit me, Carter-Justice For Ozzi-TY 4 BOTD 8/28/14, Doo Diligence-Justice for Ozzi, Cookie-Justice For Ozzi-thank you for BOTD 7/31/14, Charlie-Thank you for making me BOTD 10-29-13, Tricky D- RIP 12/12/12-Thank you BOTD 12/12/13, Teal'c-Thank you for BOTD 10-14-13, Elvis Thank you for BOTD 2/16/13, Joshua Chico Justice for Ozzi, Blue-Justice for Ozzi-TY 4 BOTD 9/7/14, Moggie -Justice for Ozzi, George (Gen George Hammond)RIP Gen 12/13/08, Cu-Bird -Justice for Ozzi, Nanday Security Services, LLC, Miranda -Justice for Ozzi, Captain Darling-RIP 5/19/2014 ty 4 BOTD 9/19/14 & Baldrick Thank you for BOTD 3/20/14.

09/25/2014 07:40.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi LaLo
CONGRATS Lady Love you are Lady Lovely as our queen. I hope you enjoy your special day pretty girl.

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

09/25/2014 07:29.17 AM Report This Comment  
Congrats on winning BOTD. Left a vote!
Enjoy your special day in the spotlight!!


P.S. Nice avatar!

Come visit me, Chipper.

09/25/2014 07:28.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Queen Lady Love,

Congrat's on beng BOTD. It's Oz, The Pink Too. I hope you have as much fun in the Castle as my Flock and I did when we were there. Here's a vote for you, cutie.

Love & Winghugs,
Oz (The Pink Too)


09/25/2014 07:19.02 AM Report This Comment  
on BOTD! Queen LaLo!We are all flying by to wish you a greyt day in the Castle with Queen Chuey for a day filled with fun,food,friends and family!Love,Dixie,Kallie and Peepers

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

09/25/2014 06:57.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Queen LaLo
Congratulations on BOTD. Here's a vote in celebration. So awesome to see you in the spotlight. Have a wonderful day at the Castle with Queen Chuey. Wing hugs and beak kisses, Pearl and Silver.

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

09/25/2014 04:45.26 AM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations !
What a nice surprise to wake up to such a beautiful lady gracing the spotlight box sporting a gun ! ! !

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09/25/2014 01:55.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Queen Lalo
what a nice surprise to have you as our Queen. congrats on BOTD.

Come visit me, Jetta.

09/25/2014 01:34.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Lalo
Congrats on BOTD... RT

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09/25/2014 01:10.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning Queen
Congrats on BOTD. Squak

Come visit me, Tweet & Squak.

09/25/2014 12:56.08 AM Report This Comment  
  WHAT?? I Resemble That Remark!!
You know, it made my day to hear you good Poppa is doing better. Leg ailments are the pits! Mom hasn't had infections there but she HATES to have to sit down & raise her legs all day long. It certainly CAN make one go bug nuts!

Today, I was in lock down while Mom did some chores & then had the nerve to leave to go swimming. I was sure hoping she wouldn’t have felt so good & stayed home with me again. It was a misty, drizzly, icky kind of day. The kind that makes you want to nap all day. I would be busy shredding my piñata toy then I’d find myself nodding off! Mom says I have to stop playing cards with the mermaids so late at night. Well? How else am I gonna find out where are all the cool treasure is? Mermaid maps are super hard to read, being that it’s all under the water at extreme depths! I saw on the Discovery Channel that there are devises that map the ocean floor but few & far between. I must take up a search to find one. It could be our next Pirate Adventure!

There have been so many birdie friends & parronts from our BC that have physical problems or hurt or an illness that some times it feels over whelming when Mom & I start to pray for them. We want our prayers to be answered right away & that’s just not how it works. We wish it would be then again, I guess God knows very well what He’s doing. Can’t fault us for wanting to see our loved ones not suffer. Our prayers go up in spite of what we’re feeling that day. We surely would want the same done for us! Anyway, we love too much not to pray & that’s that!

I hope your evening brings you refreshing rest & peace. Hugs to all, SamIAm

Come visit me, Silver Sluggers Page Where Greyt Things Happen & Sam says, THANK YOU FOR THIS HONOR!! BOTD 9/29.

09/24/2014 11:27.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 23--Whale watching and scuba diving Part 1
Hello, Angel Girl here in Pleasant Bay, Cape Breton. Rising early before sunrise we ate a little breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs and my favorite toast with Peanut Butter. As the sun began to smile over the water, we were already riding down the winding trail into Pleasant Bay where we are scheduled to join Captain Mark. The types of whales we will most likely see are Pilot, Finback, Minke and Humpback. Occasionally we also might see Atlantic White-Sided Dolphins, Basking Sharks and shy Harbor Porpoises. We'll even hear these magnificent creatures sing along with our hydrophone!
If we are fortunate we might also see Gray and harbor Seals lying out on secluded rocky outcrops. Other common residents of the rugged shore are: Bald Eagles, Black Guillemots, Northern Gannets, Double Crested Cormorants, Common Mergansers, Moose and Black Bears.
" Good mornin' mateys" Captain Mark calls as he sees us arriving at the docks. leaving our horses hitched in the shade along a rail installed just for that purpose, we hurry to join him on the deck of the Tourmaster. "Half the days gone" he looks at the sun barely peaking over the horizon.
"Sorry, it's quite a ride from the campsite." Angel Girl replies smiling sweetly
"Never be mindin', let's get ready to set sail" Captain Mark strolls off to the engine room, and reeves the motor while we get settled in for the trip.
"This is gonna be fun" Susan says, watching the Gulls flying over head,as we navigate out of the harbor at Pleasant Bay. " Look, a pair of Eagles fishing for breakfast" she points towards the rocky shore. One Eagle swoops down, touching the water, and rises with a large fish in his talons. They head for shore and a breakfast of fresh fish.
"That's so gross,eating rare fish" Little Angel makes a funny face and rolls her eyes
"Oh, watch" Cookie says indicating a place about 200 feet off the port side of the boat.
Everybirdie watches as a whole family of pilot whales surface as one, breath, and vanish in a splash of water. The whales resurface closer to the boat and call and sing for the eggcited birdies on board. Captain Mark turns on his microphone and records the whale songs, and plays them back to the them. The whales respond by singing, and talking to one another as they swim closer tot he boat.
"Look, a baby one' Dixie tells Little Angel
"I wanta pet one" Little Angel says leaning over the side of the boat.
"OH NO!!!!!" Dixie screams as he grabs LA by the sweater collar and pulls her back into the boat. " They'll eat you"
"No they won't." Little Angel stomps her foot, sticks out her tongue and sits down on a bench with a thump. " I just wanted to pet one"
Cameras clicked as the various whales show off. It was greyt to see, pilot whales, Minke and even a trio of Humpbacks. Along the shore the Grey and Harbor Seals bark loudly, jumping into the water to swim swiftly out to greet the boat........
Angel Girl 224627

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09/23/2014 03:46.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Good Day, Miss Lalo!
Well, I think it is even though it is a misty rainy day. Mom is staying home with me instead of swimming today. She had her flu shot early this morning but was already feeling achy in her bones. She is kinda shuffling around but she is moving! That's suppose to help her, the moving, not the sitting.

I'm out & about, myself, sitting on the kitchen faucet in front of the window! I love watching all the birds & wildlife outside! This morning the fawns were back with a yearling for a babysitter! Mom set out some more grapes for them. They like them very much & seem to be a bit braver than usual to get to them! That is a very good & healthy snack for them. I'm sure in the wild, they are the last in line to get to have any.

While the fawns were enjoying their grapes, I had some myself, when suddenly there was this huge hawk scream!! It was right above the little babies & they scampered away like a streak of lightening. They were in no danger but the squirrels surely were! The hawk screamed & Mom & I watched this squirrel come down one of the oak saplings (that's really tall but very "skinny") & he was coming like a flash because he was head first & slid down the tree trunk like a fireman's pole!!! Mom's NEVER seen that before & neither have I!! About 4 ft. from the ground, he leaped from the tree & he took off in the same direction the fawns had bolted & caught up with them! That hawk lost him & he sat on the top of that tree just screaming, he was SO MAD!! Mom said he must be very hungry. I didn't fly away from the faucet. Mom scratched my head & we just watched the hawk. All the squirrels were gone in a flash. They are very portly looking so the hawk would've been satisfied for quite a few days. They are so fat from all the bird seed & from the corn field that's just a little ways from our house. All the animals of the forest enjoy some of that corn, too, before it is harvested. They have just now started doing that. Mom's going to sneeze a lot when they harvest. I will sneeze with her so she doesn't feel all alone. She says "God bless you" & has been trying to get me to say it, too. But I don't.

Well, there's something special Mom has for me to do. She's made a foraging dish for me to find some treats in it. It looks interesting but I'm so very cautious of anything new! Hugs to all, SamIAm

Come visit me, Silver Sluggers Page Where Greyt Things Happen & Sam says, THANK YOU FOR THIS HONOR!! BOTD 9/29.

09/23/2014 12:53.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 22--Pleasant Bay, Cape Breton Island
WOW, what a thrill to shoot the rapids with my friends this past weekend. After encountering two difficult rapids we made it to the bottom of the river where it enters the St. Lawrence River at Cheticamp. After some shopping and a greyt lunch of lobster and salads, we hiked back to our campsite. Hiking through the Highlands is quite an eggperience in itself. Cape Breton Highlands National Park's hiking trails range from easy strolls to challenging climbs with panoramic views of canyons, highlands and seacoasts. The trails provide a chance to intimately explore the complex habitat of northern Cape Breton Island. Nature doesn't end at the park's boundaries. Many surrounding areas boast equally breathtaking trails. We relaxed for the remainder of the day before setting off by horseback along the trail to Pleasant Bay our next stop-over.

Pleasant Bay (Scottish Gaelic: Am Bàgh Toilichte) is a community on the western coast of Cape Breton Island, on the shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence in Inverness County, Nova Scotia. The community is located on the Cabot Trail, 141 kilometers from Port Hawkesbury. Pleasant Bay is known as the whale watching capital of Cape Breton and marks the center of the Cabot trail. This small coastal community offers an idyllic setting for hiking and for enjoying the wonders that nature has to offer. The main industry here is fishing, lobster in spring and snowcrab in the summer. The forest here is home to a variety of birds, fox, coyote, and snowshoe hare.

The ride was 3 hours long, over rocky, mountainous terrain, through heavily forested areas, that gave a breath-taking view of the ocean from our high elevation. Wes topped often to take photos and enjoy the panoramic view. Once we arrived in Pleasant Bay and made camp, we rode the short trip back into town to shop for more souvenirs at the Timmon's Art Studio. They specialize in wood carvings. They specialize in hand carved whales, dolls, fisherman and animals, painted drift wood and rocks, and folk art painting. Local artists do all the work. It is fun, colourful, and whimsical. They are easily recognizable by the large carved fisherman in front of the studio (a rebuilt fishing shack). After a day of exploring we headed back to our campsite for a quieter evening by the bonfire.

"Com' on Sky, you have enough jars of pickles" BB stood waiting by the horses as Sky paid the clerk for the pickles he'd purchased.

"Never have enough" Sky said, quickly packing his treasures into his saddlebag. He grins and wink at Little Angel. She shook her head in agreement. BB looked at Sky a smirk on her face. She simply mounted Sundancer and turned her back into the trail. Sky following close at her hooves.

Tomorrow we'll take a trip out to sea to watch the whales and maybe do a little deep-sea exploring of our own. Better go check on the diving suits and snorkels.

Angel Girl 224627

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09/22/2014 03:34.04 PM Report This Comment  
I can't believe it! I feel my heartstrings snapping! This is just terrible! I know his good Momma must be devastated. I'm so very very sorry.

Mom made some banana bread last night. It was to get rid of some of her mate's "overly ripe" bananas & to see if she might get banana in me in another way. I watched her chop up pecans, which happen to be my favorite at the moment, & they are so much BIGGER than the other nuts I eat. Well, she took her mate's yucky bananas & wrapped them in a plastic bag & put them in the frig for a couple more days. If you thought they were ugly & bad before, they were even WORSE now! She says that's how you get the good banana oils going to make the bread taste even better. EEeeewww! Anyway, she threw lots of junk in a bowl then that mashed, gooey-fied banana & then spooned it out into some funny looking rectangular pan. It went into the oven & sat there for about an hour getting cooked. In that hour, Mom played with me & gave me some pecan pieces she had held out just for me! The bread smelled really good cooking but then it came out & had to cool. Mom sealed it up in a bag sometime when I was asleep.

This morning was a greyt start with Mom coming to wake me up & had all my favorite things to eat. Then she puts into my bowl....banana bread!! I poked at it then gave her such a look. It was a look of "what is THAT??" She explained that it was (yucky- my emphasis) banana bread & that it had pecans in it!! OH, I get it! I'm suppose to separate yucky bread from the pecans!! So I did by turning it into a fine powder while I let the pecan pieces fall back into my bowl. Then I had a nice pile of pecan pieces to eat! I said, "Thanks Mom!" while she stood there looking so very unhappy!! I guess she was taken by how quickly I powder-fied that bread! Heeheehee! I do amaze her often!

I hope you have a nice day, Lalo. It's been stood on its ear with the knowledge of Snowy's passing. I'm still having a hard time with that sinking in since I just learned about it from your blog! Thanks for sharing that info because now I can go to his page to leave my respects for his good Momma.

Hope your dad gets the help he needs from the VA today. We have him in our prayers. Hugs, SamIAm

Come visit me, Silver Sluggers Page Where Greyt Things Happen & Sam says, THANK YOU FOR THIS HONOR!! BOTD 9/29.

09/22/2014 09:30.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Ms. Lalo!
It’s HERE!! It’s officially Autumn! The awesome Autumn equinox has fallen upon us! Those lovely colors will be here soon. Yellows, oranges, reds, & deep wine colors will be blanketing the landscape! There have been deer coming & going through the property & we even had some babies hanging around. They finally had their Mom(s)! show up to claim them once again. The does grazed while the babies frolicked back & forth in the far backyard. It will be a greyt season!

What a wonderful wedding service yesterday! I had a fantastic time dancing with Miranda! Two couples exchanging vows was the first I ever attended! Spot did such a wonderful job, too! May they be blessed as they grow as a couple but also as individuals, too! I hope they bring out the best in each other! Heaps of blessings & well wishes on all of them!

I must close because I’ve been practicing barrel racing for the upcoming Milonga! I am getting black & blue but I’m determined to NOT make the horse fall during the rodeo!! That comes from cutting it TOO close! I made 2 runs that didn’t result in eating more dirt, so there’s improvement! Unfortunately, there’s room for MORE improvement & I won’t get it unless I work for it!

See you later & hope you have a restful night! Hugs to all, SamIAm

Come visit me, Silver Sluggers Page Where Greyt Things Happen & Sam says, THANK YOU FOR THIS HONOR!! BOTD 9/29.

09/21/2014 10:13.37 PM Report This Comment  
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