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Hi! My name is Cookie and Petunia at the races

I am a Quaker from croton, NY.

13 years old   M


kiwi, pea pods (actually, anything yummy I call popcorn)

computer, play gym

anything that resembles a pole: mop, tripod, music stand, wrapping paper roll, etc.

love to wrap myself up in calculator paper.

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  Yeah Cookie
Apples apples and more apples. Then let's plant apple seeds and a whole apple and see what happens. Maybe we could plant a apple pie too.

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10/03/2015 07:21.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie
Mom is still trying to make it to PP so she can be with you and Aunt Tanya.Dad is going to have to go to work on Monday and see if he can take the time off,he's got more vacation time coming to him that he has to take before he loses it at the end of the year.
Poor Poppa Rich feeling so icky with a sore throat!Please give him our love and a big hug to make him feel better!Poor Mama Mary having to go grocery shopping all alone,Mom hates grocery shopping as it is but its worse to have to do it alone.That's so awesome that your sweet daddy will do the laundry all by himself!
This morning was another dark dismal dreary cold day here with the highs for the day of 55 the lows of 49 and right now at 7:00pm its 54.The wind was whipping so hard making it feel even colder than it was.Mom got us all up and cleaned our cages,fed us our warm bean mix and swept our room,then she got dad his breakfast and cleaned the kitchen and then she and dad went on a milk run to Market Basket. The wind was really blowing the car all over the expressway and it was drizzling out.When they got there the place was crowded but then Market Basket always is.Mom and dad quickly got 8 gallons of milk,ten bottles of water enhancer for dads water(Mom got him hooked on it and because of it he gave up drinking Coke and Pepsi).When they went to get in line for the check out the line was down the aisles.People had their carts full to the top and they have some pretty big carts there!When they finally got home Mom worked on more of the house chores she couldn't get done the other day and then they both went out again but were home within two hours time.Mom can't believe just how frigid it is right now and both our heat boxes are going.The Blessing of the Animals is tomorrow and if its this cold Mom just may not take us.Dad is waiting for the day to dry out so he can take the deck furniture inside for the winter and Mom can take her houseplants in.Everything is too soaked to deal with them right now.There's nothing interesting going on today.But we're happy because everyone is home with us all weekend.I chewed through another 8 boxes today and I had to keep flying after Mom to get her butt in our room so I can have another box to chew.I even found a wrapped tea bag that was left in one of the tea boxes that Nana had given me to chew!Mom had to fight me to get that out of my beak!
Wishing you a greyt day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses for everyone there from everyone here!Loving you always and forever,Kallie&Flock and family too!

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10/03/2015 07:08.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie
Mom started each one of the grands albums with the gggg grandparents on down the line to ggg and so on till it came to each grands hospital picture of when they were born so lots of history in the album as well. They are very thick and mom has added extra picture inserts and also extenders to the albums. Once each grand reaches 18 mom will give them their own album to keep. Some have more pictures then others depending on school activities,sports etc too.Know when your moms nephew gets old enough and sees the treasure she has made him he will appreciate all that love too! Sure cant buy anything like this.
There is a huge walnut tree across the road where our mailbox and paper tube is. The tree is full of nuts and they keep falling by the mail box so when mom goes for the mail she picks a few. She has a board along side of the house on a slant of the drive way and puts them there to dry. We have a walnut tree here but only about 4 nuts on it and for some reason ours never gets many on it. Mom says she will crack us some this winter and they are really good. I cant wait!! “I believe in angels, the kind that heaven sends, They’re here to guide me I think of them as friends.” Left a vote for you~ Your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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10/03/2015 06:53.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie,
A team vote from the Warriors!!

Have a good evening!

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10/03/2015 06:19.59 PM Report This Comment  
Pecked a V4U my dear friend..Missed you this morning at the KB...Yeah, Mom has no idea how we got so messed up and I am ending up doing KB and running for BOTM....Monday I will be finished with KB though....First I want to thank every birdie that votes for me daily while I am campaigning for BOTM..I appreciate it so much...Today I will talk about 2 other birds that are here and also in the state of Pennsylvania..The first one is the Barn Swallow.This common swallow is the only one with a deeply-forked tail...Its back is a lustrous blue-black;its forehead and throat are rusty and its belly buff...Lively fliers with long, tapering wings. barn swallows maintain an almost constant twittering as they chase after airborne insects...Their mud nests are often attached near rafters of old barns which they can fly in and out of easily; modern barns are less hospitable...Abundant in Pennsylvania except in winter, when swallows fly south.
The second bird will be about the Killdeer...Golf courses are a favorite hangout for this bird of open fields...Although it's a shore-bird, the killdeer is often found far from water...A loud clear kill-DEEE may attract your attention before you see the the brown-and-white bird with a double black "necklace."..Lays eggs(usually four) in a slight, shallow scrape in dirt or gravel...If disturbed near the nest, the female will pretend to be injured in order to lure a potential predator from the nest area...An insect-eater, the killdeer is the farmer's and gardener's friend....So tomorrow I will continue with more of the Pennsylvania and in the Pocono area birds...Hope you will enjoy the blogs..Have a great Saturday..Many birdie wing hugs...STORMY :o)

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10/03/2015 05:01.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie
Our A/C stays in the window all year round, since we get some 90+ days even in December and January! They are freak days, but still happen.

I did not get a sunbath yesterday, but I did get to share Mom's Subway sandwich. She and Dad went to use their coupons yesterday when he got home from work, and Mom got the foot long steak and cheese because it was only $6 with the coupon. Well, then she had to go and ruin it with cucumbers and spinach! What is wrong with that woman?! Needless to say I spit out any of that stuff I got hold of, but I liked their bread and the meat. Mom gets them to cut it into thirds, and we had the second third for a late lunch today. Yum!

And I did get out early for my sunbath today. We went out at 10, and I am proud to say the reason we were so early is that I climbed right into my carrier first try without even having any bait (read cookie) in there. As a reward Mom brought out an extra big nutriberry for me to have. The weather forecast says rain today and tomorrow, but judging by the total lack of a single cloud in the sky right now there is no way it is raining today and Mom is seriously doubtful about tomorrow either.

We have a choice of holding the October milonga on either the 24th or the 31st. The 31st would be ideal except that is actually Halloween, and I suspect a lot of parronts will be going to parties and those that stay home will be dealing with trick or treaters. So please send me your preferences and we will go with the majority.


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10/03/2015 04:13.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie caught a mouse in the kitchen this morning...I was waiting for the illigitimus! Count down is on to PP for the moms! Love and winghugs Moggie

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10/03/2015 03:38.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi cookie
Mom has been quite busy. The new phone came on Wednesday, so she has been learning how to make it work. A bit of time watching tutorials.
Now that the plumbing inspector FINALLY came--I yelled at him, a LOT--we have to wait for the plumbers to come back and do a couple more things, SHEESH. Mom is beginning to think that she will never have an upstairs bathroom. I would like my sink-bathtub back too.
Mom says she is so brain dead--just 3+hours in the morning at school, return at 5pm and stay until 9-10pm. It really isn't that much time, but she claims she is tired. It is only 3 days per week. She might get one evening off. Maybe that will help.

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10/03/2015 03:29.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Cookie~
I hope you are have a perfect Saturday! Dad just left to go back on the road. He has to be down in Oregon this evening. He'll be back by November 19th since they have the tickets to go see Mockingjay part 2. Mom is going to have to text him to remind him about 2 weeks before since he needs to get his request for home time in at least a week before he needs to be here!
It's very pretty here and very windy also. I guess the wind sort of blew the clouds away! We talked to Aunt Theresa this morning and boy is it raining in VA! The whole east coast is having our kind of weather. It's very hard when you are not use to it and hopefully everyone will just stay put until it's over!
Mom and I were sorting things out from her closet but we put that aside for a while to get some notes done. Merlin climbed right up on the bed and is sleeping on a pile of clothes. He does that all the time! There is a blanket for him but I think he knows that when he plops on a pile of clothes he is going to get some attention!hehehehehe These are old clothes so mom said it was okay. She is horrible about getting rid of old stuff!! Some of these t shirts have been chewed up by a certain bird around here and need to get tossed!
Enjoy the day and I hope you get to do lots of fun stuff!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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10/03/2015 01:34.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie,

How are you? It's Apache. It's always so good to hear from you, Buddy. You know you have a good Mom & Dad there that really take care of your Grand Parents. Mom did wash all her bedding & blanket & she's gonna keep her new comforter set on for the Fall & Winter. She has a white Eyelet Set she'll have for the Spring & Summer. Mom did clean the rec room, foyer & utility room today & also did our cages. She's gonna fed us soon. I mean she gave us our fresh water & cereal earlier but she's gonna give us our Sun Seed, Pellets & Nutra Berries. She may or may not clean out a drawer. Mom tries to do each one at least once a year but really hates that job LOL! Okay, I hope you do get some time with Mom this weekend. Here's a vote for you, Cookie. Bye for now.

P.S. Rain til tomorrow & we should get nicer weather on Monday YES!!! Oh I have to tell you Mom had a bunch of errands to run yesterday. One of her umbrella's turned inside out & broke and she came home like a drown rat. She looked so funny LOL!


10/03/2015 09:25.54 AM Report This Comment  
  How long does it take
For our pizza to cook? The fids are sitting in front of the oven door watching the pizza cook. Jeezzzzzzz.....!
Good day for a movie. Lots of rain and wind from the hurricane passing by! Ugh!

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10/03/2015 08:09.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie
It's Blue and Jewel.
Mom and dad went to the Magnolia Bird Farm yesterday and restocked our food supply. Then they stopped at Target for some "human" stuff. Mom was going to work at the police station but never made it. The cordless phones quit working yesterday so dad switched over to a newer set. He has to order an extra handset for it but it's working fine, now. Last night, mom made a special dinner with sausage, red rose potatoes, chili peppers, red onions, eggs and cheese. Dad baked it in the oven for a short while and boy did it smell good.
Today will be clear, with a high of 83 and a low of 61.
Hope your day was fun.
Blue and Jewel.


10/03/2015 07:38.21 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie
Hope mom's faculty meetings are productive.
Many thanks to Aunt Rose for our Halloween pics, and the prize pic of Peppino from NTT.
It looks like mom got the African violets inside just in time, it dipped into the upper 30s overnight. The other house plants are still on the porch, so maybe today they will come in as well. It's been raining, which makes it difficult to carry stuff inside. There are a few hanging baskets, a large planter, and some smaller things, an aloe and a spider plant, that still need to come in out of the weather.
Today it will rain all day long, but it's one of those lazy days for mom. She is determined to clean out the guest room, and get all the fabric put away. She started yesterday by taking a gift basket and some extra things to the wildlife center to donate for Paw Prints. That gave her the motivation to go in there today and get the rest done. She still has to check the tires, too, to see if they need to be replaced before her cross state drive.
I hope you are having a great Saturday, getting lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Falco

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10/03/2015 07:27.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Cookie
Not sure if the grand is dressing for Halloween. Mom'll have to ask skinsis but know she did dress last year so assume she will again.

Good thing the hurricane moved out to sea so those on the coast will be getting less of a brunt of the storm than they would have. Still, know they could have flooding and other issues and hope that people took the time to prepare and then stayed in.

Flea market day. The parronts will head out later with skinsis and the grand. Temps should be mild. After they drop skinsis off at work they'll babysit until SIL picks up the grand (he's manning a flea market booth).

Have a great day, wing hugs and a vote, Pearl and Silver.

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10/03/2015 05:23.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Dear Cookie & Haines family-love from Jenny & dad
...I hope you will not be alone for to long today while your parents help the g'parents, that is so nice of them to do all that work for them! Needless to say we are all very pleased with dad's prostate prognosis, now we are going to set the worry aside and proceed full speed ahead, with our lives, and all the things we want to do! Dad is going to take it easy today, but needs to make a run to the store for our fresh fruits and veggies! We have the VA cleaning lady coming on Monday to help dad tidy up our home, shoot, it looks god to me the way it is, LOL! Have a great Saturday, and give our love to all in your happy home, See ya all tomorrow...

Love from Jenny & our Dallas family

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10/03/2015 04:55.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Cookie
My face is not on the bill, cause HE doesn't know how to do it. Screech

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10/03/2015 02:58.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie, 33,706
Same old messed up BC. I wouldn't have it any other way.

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10/03/2015 02:01.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Saturday
Happy Saturday, friends.
We have had a sad week -our dear friend, Grace (94) struggled with life and finally passed peacefully in her sleep on Friday evening.
[Uncle JJ's Mom]
She now joins her husband who went before her just two months ago. We are all thankful they both lead such long and wonderful lives -but it has been a rough year with falls, illnesses and now the loss of both of them.
Dad began October by sharing a favorite scary ghost story film with Uncle Geno: "THE INNOCENTS" (1961) with Deborah Kerr. So good to have intelligent horror films, that don't have to rely on blood and gore. We highly recommend it if you've never checked it out.
It's based on Henry James' "The Turn of the Screw".

Hope all is well in your happy home
~Wings Up~

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10/03/2015 01:55.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie, 33704
Trying to get to all the pages, is like pulling teeth from a gator, not FUN. Squak

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10/03/2015 01:38.25 AM Report This Comment  
  oh yes Cookie,
I'm sure you'll be the first one he comes to see and probably knock you over with his strong cloud too, knowing Pookie that's what he'll do.

So be prepared one day you'll get knocked down by a big little Angel Pookie cloud.

They snuggle and Angel Sallykins listens to Cookie as he tells her about all the goodies he got from Angel Pookie.

Love from above,

Your forever Angel Sallykins

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10/03/2015 12:51.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie
it never got above 52 today. right now its 47 and still hasnt rained yet but they say it will later on tonight. nothing is worse than cold rain, cold windy air and cold temps except snow .mom will wait for a light freeze before she brings in her houseplants. that way the light freeze might get rid of all the spiders on the plants so they don't move into the house with the plants


love Boo Boo

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10/02/2015 10:22.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie
It's still warm here and that is good! Hope we can get the house in good shape this weekend.
Another sunny day and the parronts went swimming in our pool. Saturday, our stuff will be here, finally! I will be off the net for a couple of days to get settled in my new home. See you soon.
I sure hope the BC is running good by then!!

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10/02/2015 10:10.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Cookie!
Ah, that is nice that your Mom has half-day's on Friday like that. Bet you like it, too!

Well, Mom thinks I am getting better. Why is that? She gave me a little piece of a peppermint lifesaver before she went grocery shopping today. And guess who held it in his right foot? Yup, not the left, but the right! Mind you, it was right after she put the coconut oil on my feet, and then I had to attack the cotton swab and ate some (the oil, not the swab!) She suspects that it helps me both ways--on the foot, and internally. We have not gotten the herbal salad yet, but she figures that will be good, too. Anyway, she saw me do my big stretches with both legs and wings, and that is something she has not seen since Sunday. She made me some rice (with turmeric, tandoor seasoning, orange peel, and a touch of ginger). Oh gosh, that stuff is soooooo good! She has not seen me eat like that in a few days, so she is happy. And we have more for tomorrow, and for a couple days, anyway. Not eating my matoes though, and the peas are hard to eat cuz I can't hold the pod yet. But she sees improvement! And I am happy cuz I can move around lots better. Though don't tell her, okay?

Wing hugs coming your way!
Your buddy,

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10/02/2015 08:43.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie
Oh does that real baked Mac and cheese sound so good for a night like tonight!Mom used to make that all the time when the Anthony and Shiloh were little.Mom can't even eat that box stuff,its nothing like the real thing!
I just love how you get all that paper towel roll between your cage bars,you do such wonderful work and are so careful not to tear or rip any of the paper you bring into your cage!
This morning we awoke to yet another dark,dismal,dreary,dumping rainy day here with our highs for the day of 55 the lows of 51.It's 50 cold degrees out there right now at 5:30pm.Mom got us all up,cleaned our cages,fed us our bean mix and swept our room,got dad his breakfast and set out something for his lunch,collected the rest of the trash and got it all in her car along with the recyclables and harnessed Dixie up and got him in the car seat.It was pouring heavily while Mom and Dixie drove to Nana's house.When they got there Mom got Dixie settled in his cage there and moved it down the hall to the Bird Room so he could visit with our cousins,Bella and Trixie II.The sun room is getting too cold now to stay out there.Mom and Nana took off to the dump after Mom loaded Nana's car with all her trash and recyclables.It was very windy and pouring still when they got to the dump.Mom made Nana stay in the car as usual so she could take care of all the recyclables.The place where you throw the trash over the wall was like a strong wind tunnel and Mom could barely hang onto the bags and get them over the wall.From there they went to the bank then to Walgreens so Nana could get some Calcium chews and Mom got some dish soap that was on sale.As they were stopping at the light a big white SUV from Illinois was coming straight at Mom and driving in the wrong lane!Both Mom and Nana couldn't believe what this guy was doing!He was trying to drive up the wrong side of the road!All the traffic stopped as no one had any idea where this guy wanted to go.When the light changed to green,Mom got out of there as fast as she could!As it was really getting worse and there were lakes everywhere,they went back to Nana's house where Nana made them a nice salad of spinach,lettuce,greek olives,strawberries,feta cheese,tomatoes and onions.Then after lunch they both went upstairs to Nana's loft area where Mom vacuumed the loft area and helped Nana get some more things up there organized.When they came back downstairs,Nana gave all of us(Dixie,Trixie and Bella )some fruit for a snack.After they finished Mom brought Dixie's cage back to the sunroom,cleaned it out and then got ready to come home.When Mom got home she made dad some dinner of chicken sausages,hot dog,rice and peas and carrots.Mom is so happy to be home and we are so happy she's home also.We wish this rain and wind would just go away.Dad had the heat on in our Bird Room for us.Its a nice night to snuggle up close to Mom and dad on the couch tonight!Mom so hopes she can still get to PP,dad is willing to drive her,just need t

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10/02/2015 08:12.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Cookie and King Hulk
Weave spider webs all over the royal portraits that are hanging of past king and queens and hang dancing skeletons in the royal ballroom. They decide to put on Dracula costumes and go scare the royal guards.

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10/02/2015 07:59.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie,
Stopping by with a vote.
Have a good weekend!!

Your friend,

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10/02/2015 07:12.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie
yep cold and rainy here too!
Mom ordered pictures of the grands she had taken through the year to put in their albums. She usually catches up with them when the weather gets colder. She decided today she would at least start one of them since she has so many pictures to put in this year. She got one page done yesterday and one today and that was just in one of the grands albums so lots more to do. Once she finishes the albums then she starts making birthday cards. I think that is going to be a while LOL. “I believe in angels, the kind that heaven sends, They’re here to guide me I think of them as friends.” Left a vote for you~ Your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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10/02/2015 06:33.03 PM Report This Comment  
Well here I go my campaign blogs will be about 50 Birds and Mammals of Pennsylvania and also some that we see everyday right here in the Poconos of Pa...Sort of running a tight ship right now doing the KB and also starting my campaign for BOTM..Don't know how we messed but we will manage...Hope everybody will enjoy....Thank every birdie that comes by daily and pecked a vote for me...I appreciate all of them....Our Keystone State is aptly named in many ways, for it's in a central position biologically as well as historically.Southern Animals approach their northern limits here, and Northern animals their southern boundaries.Besides the many species which live here all year, others migrate through or visit during severe northern winters. Pennsylvania bridges from the Great Lakes almost to the Atlantic, and is split by the ancient Alleghenies.We have lakes, forests, bogs, rivers, meadows, ponds and marshes.This precious diversity of habitat allows the variety of birds and mammals which add so much to our joy in living.If we preserve this diversity and protect it from pollution, we may still enjoy the same whippoorwills, flying squirrels, eagles, black bears, sandpipers and all our other wildlife 50 years from now.Now first one of the birds found here is the Ruffed Grouse...Our State Bird.In other parts of the country, grouse may be called "partridge." Ruffed grouse weigh about 1-1/2 pounds on the average. The predominant color may be gray or reddish-brown. Nests on the ground, often at the base of a tree; one brood per year. The male displays to attract females:he fans his tail, erects the black ruff on his neck, and beats cupped wings to make a booming sound, called "drumming." Food: buds, fruits and leaves of aspen, birch, beech and maple; grapes, other fruits and nuts. Grouse populations peak about every 10 years. Game Bird....Tomorrow I will talk about several more of the birds...Hope you all are enjoying your Friday...Many birdie wing hugs to you....STORMY :o)

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10/02/2015 05:40.27 PM Report This Comment  
  OH!! That Picture Is Just Fantastic!! Look At...
...every piggie running so FAST! Amazing, isn't it! I never knew how fast pigs really are! They are just wonderful!

I'm BAAACK!!! Mom's computer has been at the computer hospital getting a work over. She picked up a trojan from the internet (they KNEW her weakness....bridal dresses!) Anyway, she's learned a hard lesson & her computer has been down at the Geek Squad shop for all of this week! I have been totally "pouty" about the whole ordeal but it did give me a lot more "Mom time"!!

It is REALLY raining a lot here for an area that has spent all of the summer in a severe drought! Mom's been praying for rain for all the farmers here in the south but still a lot of fields are just scorched corn & other crops as well. It's not a case of "too little too late" but "monsoon too late!" Now, Mom & her area is under a flood watch warning until MONDAY. And that warning was issued either yesterday (Thursday 10/1) or Wednesday (Sept.30) It is for sure a time of happiness for the scruffy birds & other wildlife whose natural water sources have receded so much that boat ramps & such have been closed for quite a few months now. I'm sure I heard some splash dancing outside where the animals have been partying in celebration for the moisture!

Well, there's many birds I want to say my "hey there's & hi there's to" before Mom & her mate go off to eat out in celebration of her mate's birthday. Mom made him a chocolate pound cake yesterday, his REAL birthday. But he had to work & so they are doing the eat out thing tonight.

Hope all are well at your nest! Hugs to all, SamIAm

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10/02/2015 01:02.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Cookie--
Mom couldn't believe the change between yesterday and today... from soupy to cold! It's all the same to us birdies here, tho. We're nice and snuggley warm under our lights. Can't wait to meet your Mom!

It was a dull day for me...It was rainy and dreary, and Mom D had to take the Old Guy to Philadelphia....and what nerve! the Library was closed until 2PM, which is when the Old Guy's gig is done! She hung out at Dunkin' Donuts, which had a veeeerrrryyyy slow internet connection, then gave up and sat in her car reading Mom T's kindle!

Right now I'm sitting on my downstairs playstand crunching my beak. The Moms are watching old NYPD Blues, but Mom T says she's almost done with the series. Mom D says that's a good thing cuz the new season is starting up and there's no way they'd have time to watch everything being taped!

Hard to believe September is done already....have you marked any good papers yet?


Come visit me, Rosie, The Society of Finches, Sherman and Peabody & Tooth: Flew Home 8/11/2014.

10/01/2015 05:01.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Buddy
Come on lets go to the calander page to announce and welcome our BC La Lakers president Kiddo...

Love your buddy

Come visit me, Jedi luvs Cheyenne forever..., Snowflake luvs her Apache..., Tweety luvs Princess...V4 Hulk BOTM & PANTHER SAYS. V4 ME FOR 10K.

10/01/2015 12:57.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Do They Sell Waders for Parrots?
Sounds like you're gonna be needin' some what with all the water fallin' out of the sky at your place. I'm worried about you with this hurricane thingy swirling around too near the east coast. Hopin' it up and changes its direction and just goes back out to sea.

I wonder if it was the rain that inspired you to take that bath. Seems like the natural thing t'do — get wet while there's water fallin' out of the sky. My bathing situation has gotten a little complicated because over the summer mom switched me from a water bowl to a water bottle. Let me tell ya, it's very difficult to get wet from a nozzle! When outside in the parrot pen I'd get down on the ground and play in the big flat pan of water so getting cleaning wasn't an issue in the warm months but I've yet t'see how I'm going to take a bath in the winter months without a water bowl. Time'll tell.

In the meantime, wishin' you safety from the storm and lots of reasons for singin', talkin' and playin'.

R ('>

Come visit me, RaneBeau ('>.

10/01/2015 07:25.18 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie & Petunia
Thank you for voting me Bird of the Day! What a surprise this morning. I have some true friends for life and I appreciate that. Mom is not so physically well anymore so she doesn't get on too much, but misses it. I'm just glad to have her home with us now, that's what's important. Thank you again, see you at the castle! Birdie hugs, Tiki

Come visit me, Clyde, Tiki, Buddy, r.i.p. 8/20/08 & Bobbi.

10/01/2015 06:30.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie
Momma Terry giggles at their thoughtfulness and pulls the bells out and hands them back saying she doesn't need them.

The last mom heard about Jill was that she was still in surgery after 8:30pm last night. It sounded like they may have been in the last stages as they were implanting the Auto Islet Cells into her liver. We are also pacing the floor to hear how she did and is doing this morning. SIGH ... Just keep praying, Just keep praying :)

Cookie and Dory are now running through the corn maze, bells ringing and Dory spies what appears to be a popcorn trail ... YEEEESSS!

Have a great day. V4U. Hugs.
Love Dory

Come visit me, Captain (Cappy), Rudy, Dory & Dixie.

10/01/2015 04:55.39 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie!
It was rainy here too. Sky was full of dark grey clouds, but now we can see a little blue.

In summer I used too bath more, but now, when weather became colder, I don't feel like having a bath.

Right now I am standing on the keyboard just to make mum suffer while typing, hehehe.

Sunny days in future, pecks and hugs!
See you soon!

Come visit me, Cino.

09/30/2015 08:18.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Hulkster
Its National coffee day!!!!!!!
You should tell them about all the new flavors you have come up with at the KB.

The pumkin seeds have sprouted & are about 10 ft tall already. Get your climbing gear on!!!!!

Mrs BB

This is the 3rd time I have tried to post this. I hit enter & get the *Page not found* notice!!!

Come visit me, Ms BB & Mr Sky got hitched 7-20-15!!!, TPB&G., Hulk is now our castle King, Charley Bird, The Bird. Lets play BazBall !!!!!!, KB getten spooky with STORMY & Buba, ready for the race.

09/29/2015 09:27.02 AM Report This Comment  

Come visit me, PEBBLES-R.I.P. BOTD 12/27/10, ** BABY SKY** R.I.P., *BLUEBERRY** BOTD 4/29/11 RIP 8/12/11, ANGEL COACH DUTY "GO KEVLAR KEETS", R.I.P.flower girl MUFFIN 1/4/14 & MIKEY LUVS KACEY.

09/26/2015 08:19.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Cookie
Hey cookie i am actually gonna be in the pig race tonight i am courios when it starts to but raffi is letting me join in with him and pumbaa so i will be in it but i hope you have a great day and i voted for you

Angel aqua

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09/26/2015 05:25.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Hatchday Cookie!!
Hope you have a greyt time celebrating!!!!! Have fun!


Come visit me, Harriet & Peppy.

09/25/2015 05:35.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie
Hope your having a good day! It has been a very windy week here with lots of high waves at the beach. It gets cool at night now so I know Fall is finally here. BC lost my profile and the only way mom can blog for me is by clicking on my picture. She might have to make another profile for me.

Hugs Charlie

Come visit me, Nippy, "Angel " THANK YOU EVERY BIRDIE", Opie, Sunny RIP "THANK YOU FOR BOTD", Greenie "The newest member of the flock", Puffin, Little Bird R.I.P 3/24/2010, SHADOW, Feathers" Thank you for BOTD ", Ceasaur "Come on Spring", CHEETA, Scarlet "One of the Mighty Macaws", Alex & Sweetie "Thank you friends", Julio, Thank you for BOTD, Angel Baby "THANK YOU FOR THIS HONOR", Happy loves Maxie Pie, "SASSY GIRL It's my Hatch Day", Peppy, Emy"I laid two eggs May 14, 2014", "Sweetheart" RIP Beautiful Girl, Sweetie & Chatterbox.

09/24/2015 12:55.37 PM Report This Comment  
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