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I was at the breeders store and Kallie was being fed formula and he was distributing it to all the other baby birds in the nursery and when he looked up and saw me through the glass window it was love at first sight. Tim the breeder let me hold him and he immediately went inside my coat to snuggle. That was it..

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Hi! My name is Kallie

I am a Sun Conure from Marstons Mills, MA.

Kall

20 years old   M

Sun Conure

nutraberries, animal crackers,peanut butter,anything you are eating

the playgym, the swing in the window of the bird room, riding on mom's shoulder

Kallie doesn't like to be left alone,and he must be in the sleeping box by six p.m. He also must have his afternoon snack right on time.

I get home cooked meals and lots of love and snuggle time with my Mom

Kallie likes to tear up cereal boxes and really get into them as well. Also he doesn't like to get up in the morning til at least 8:30.

speak up loud enough and you will get what you want..

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  Hi Kallie
mom always does our blogging for us after we go to bed at night.last night while mom was playing with me before bedtime she noticed this sour smell coming from my mouth and nares. naturally mom panicked and first thought that came to her mind was sour crop which can be very dangerous. i of course was acting fine, maybe not playing as much as usual but sure wanting lots of head scritches. no loss of appetite cause mom gave me a cashew and i gobbled it right down. i did seem to be very thirsty so mom added a tiny amount of apple cider viinegar to my water and i drank quite a lot of it. mom was going to take me to the vet first thing in the morning but instead of doing our blogging she was doing research on sour crop. this morning when mom got up the sour smell had dissipated quite a bit but is still there. i am still eating and drinking and acting fine so mom will continue with the vinegar and see if the smell goes away completely.

HAPPY HUMPDAY

love Cori

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11/26/2014 06:00.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey buddy !
Can you believe it's the night before Thanksgiving ? We're having an early supper tonight cause mom wants to make her stuffing tonight - the turkey is in the fridge, seasoned and covered in plastic waiting for early morning. He has to be in the oven by 9:00 ! In the morning !

It's still snowing ! It started about 7:00 this morning and it was almost white out around 10:00 ! There's probably about 3-4 inches so far, luckily the storm has been downgraded a couple times since last night. Last night they were calling for 12-18, by this morning it was down to 8-12, and now they're saying 6-8 . . . whew ! Between the snow and the holiday, mom didn't even try to get any work done with the kids - they did some puzzles and coloring, that's all !

Guess what ? We got our first Christmas card today ! One of dad's friends' family ! ! It's on the hall door waiting for company . . . which will probably be a couple weeks still. Mom hasn't even thought about her cards this year. One holiday at a time !

Be a good boy and have a box on me ! Happy Thanksgiving to all in your house :) Love you ! Cookie

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11/26/2014 02:00.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
Oh, I hope you get to celebrate Thanksgiving with dad at home. It would be just terrible if he had to go clean the roads.
Daisy surprised mom with how well she did in class last night. She picked up things easily and practiced with mom and never tired out. The clicker training works!
BC is running so slow!
We all want to wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving in case we don't get online tomorrow. Mom is cooking and the bird is big, so we have to get up early to supervise.
It was supposed to flurry today, but it's been snowing since 9AM. There's no sign of a let up either. We are hoping everyone who is traveling this holiday gets to a destination safely.
Mom got her nails done this morning, and got her new driver's license. She kept looking outside while she was at the nail salon, hoping that the snow would stop, but no such luck.
Now that she's home, once she's done serving as our typist, she will bake pies, get the cranberry sauce ready, and do other little things so tomorrow goes smoothly. We are only having 10 people here, but it's still a chore to make sure all goes well. I hope you are having a good day, getting to taste test, or at least supervise, all the cooking that's going on. Make sure to get lots of scritches and cuddles today, too. Hugs, Falco

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11/26/2014 10:25.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
Water can cause so much damage in such a short amount of time it's just mind boggling that the man wouldn't cut the water off right away.
Dad talked to a manager and he apologized for that man not doing his job properly and said he would be retrained.He assured that they would pay for all the damages.Someone is supposed to come out tomorrow and check things out.
Mom ran some errands today and went to the grocery store to get her stuff for the things she's going to bake and man was it a mad house. She's so glad she's doesn't have to go tomorrow because it's going to be even worse.
Have a good night.

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11/25/2014 07:48.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
Well, rocky raccoon didn't show his hairy face again today - he probably knew I was watching for him ! And watch I did !

Mom got home after drama club today and she and dad had a sandwich supper - I had couscous with some lentils and carrots and spinach :) After a few notes, mom wants to finish the cleaning so that tomorrow she can chop, saute and chop some more ! Maybe even make her stuffing . . . of course the way things are looking, she may be home to do these things all day tomorrow ! Yup, that's right, we're in the path of Cato ! Right now the weather guessers are saying 12-18 inches ! ! ! YIKES !

Luckily, it's supposed to stop overnight Wednesday - so it shouldn't interfere with Thanksgiving festivities ! We're all getting excited - and especially mom. She only has a half day tomorrow (if !)

How was your day ? Any good boxes or was mama Rose running all of Wednesday's errands today ? Be good and give everyone some hugs for me ! love Cookie

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11/25/2014 02:48.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
Hope your mom got all the shopping done. My mom did that all yesterday, after the center, but you know that, because we did get online yesterday after BC was back up and running.
Mom had fun at the wildlife center yesterday, she did the RVS animals again, which means she fed the bats. She loves doing that, they think they are so fierce, baring their teeth at her! She also did the raccoons outside, as well as the raccoon and ground hog inside.
Today we are going to make cornbread for the stuffing. I hope we all get a sample. If mom has the ambition, she will bake the pies, but she would prefer to wait until tomorrow so they will be fresher. Mom's daughter ordered a fresh local turkey which she will pick up after work and drop here on her way home.
Mom does have an errand today: she needs a 6 foot lead for Daisy's class tonight. She got the mat, the treats are ready, the clicker is in her pocket, but she doesn't have a small 6' leash. The one she has is really thick, too big for that little dog. I only hope she is able to teach that dog some manners! Mom has done her homework all week, so maybe there's a chance this dog will be better by the end of class.
I hope you are all having a good day. Don't forget to come by the Lakers page today to celebrate Thanksgiving with our team! Hugs, Falco

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11/25/2014 08:24.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
yesterday was quite a day for us. it was mom and dads 37anniversary and they were actually going to leave the house and go out for dinner. dad asked mom to trim Boo Boo's beak because he said the top was way to long and she couldn't eat properly with it. so long. when mom took a look she saw that Boo Boo had somehow broken the bottom half of my beak off and my top beak was about 3/4 of an inch longer. she wrapped Boo Boo in a tea towel and got a good grip of my head and held her beak together and started filing away with the emery board. she moved fast because she doesn't want to hold her in that position for very long. at one point she noticed blood on her hand and thought maybe i had bitten her so she stopped to checked and make sure Boo Boo was ok . here Boo Boos top beak had started to bleed where she filed it down. you have to realize mom always is working on our beak and nails and so was very surprised to see what had happened in the first place and in order for Boo Boos beak to fit properly she had to file it down to the right length which made it bleed. when mom saw the blood she became ill and thought she was going to vomit. she grabbed some flour and dipped her beak in it. then she uses a cloth and wiped the blood off, then she dipped her beak in flour again. at this point we suspected mom was putting batter on Boo Boo to eat her for dinner. mom was so upset she told dad no way was she going out for dinner when Boo Boosbeak had been bleeding. what if it started bleeding again while they were gone. dad said ok and went out and brought dinner hone from a nice local italian restaurant. that night mom let Boo Boo chase a live cricket around and she did catch it and ate it all up. i was fairly upset that Boo Boo got so much attention. mom gave me a cashew to cheer me up. Boo Boo is still mad at mom but acting a little better and eating with her beak. mom says withBoo Boos beak so short she really look like a baby bird now.
mom also says i am looking better and better and my beak is looking better and better also. i am keeping my weight at 474 grams which is good for me. mom says my eyes also have a sparkle to them which she hasn't seen for a few years.


love Cori

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11/24/2014 10:36.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
No need to be sorry buddy I was squawked off the BC all day yesterday too.Now Im trying to play catch up this is always fun at least I dont have to many notes to do.
We woke up to rain today then when my mom was leaving for work it was sleet and right when she got to work the snow started coming down.Its that heavy wet yucky snow.Its cold and very windy think we might get up to 6 inches of snow but depending on what you listen to you hear a different amount.
Then yesterday when my mom got up she noticed water dripping from the ceiling so right away dad called the emergency number where we send condo fees to so someone could come out and look.The guy said he would be there in 30 minutes by then my mom had to leave for work but luckily my dad would be around.
He showed up a few hours later and I guess acted like he didnt know what to do wouldnt shut the water off and was really rude said he would have to call a plumber.
So he just let this water drip and run into the walls making the damage worse and worse.Finally a plumber came around 6 and mind you mom noticed the water dripping at 10 in the morning and who knows what time it started at in the middle of the night?
So when the plumber came he shut the water off right away.
Now the carpet got soaked there is a big hole in the ceiling in the kitchen from where they cut it to check the pipe.Some parts of the walls are soft from the water spreading and that man was just like oh we will come and just slap some ply wood up there and paint over it.That didnt sit well with my parronts so they are going to call the insurance company and see if someone can come out and look and get a second opinion.There not sure if this going to be the condos fault that they will pay for the pipe or if its a home owners claim?
Hope your week is off to a good start.

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11/24/2014 04:13.00 PM Report This Comment  
  wow ! I missed you !
I was on my way to visit you last night when mom and dad got home from the g'parronts and I got no where . . . fast ! I got logged in and couldn't get past "my account" page :( grrrrrrr . . . Then her niece called for one of her cookie recipes - she was making cooking with Landon before he comes over for Thanksgiving. He called mom and told her he made turkey cookies ! LOL -

Mom got up early today and tried again - the same thing ! So she did some more of the cleaning to get ready for Thanksgiving ! What a nice surprise coming home after school to find BC up and running again !

Listen to the excitement here today ! I was home with daddy cause he's off this week and I kept on growling. Daddy couldn't figure out what that was all about until he looked out on the porch and there was a raccoon sleeping under the plastic chairs ! ! He made lots of noise and the fellow lumbered away, but it was daytime so he also called animal control . . . now I'm known as the best watchbird !

Hope you had a good night last night and a good day today :) Give hugs and kisses to everyone and everybird for me ! love Cookie

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11/24/2014 02:01.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
BC must have gone down last night after mom was finished. I'm glad we got done. We are only answering the blogs from the 23rd today, but we saw your name so had to come visit you!
We are able to get on BC, YAY! I hope everybirdie else is able to log on today as well.
Mom did the turkey today, she still is showing signs of improvement, and boy, she sure has a good appetite. She also did the RVS animals again. It was okay, though, she had a 2 week break from them. The raccoons outside are getting a little too friendly for mom's taste, so she made lots of noise and banged a lot today to keep them at a distance. The ground hog inside is still wobbly on his feet, but seems to be healing. They are treating those little feet with antibiotics. The raccoon in the RVS room is still aggressive, hard to handle, but everyone there understands the animals, especially inside, are nervous. The bats continue to gorge themselves on mealies! Mom was happy to feed them again today, she really likes them.
After the center, mom did some Thanksgiving shopping, so we think we're ready. Her daughter is buying a fresh local turkey, so it won't need to be defrosted. She will pick it up either tonight or tomorrow night. Mom is hoping it isn't too big for her to lift! Last year, it was a pretty big fellow.
I hope you are having a great day, getting lots of love and scritches. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Happy Thanksgiving, Peppino, Happy Thanksgiving, Divo & Falco, Happy Thanksgiving.

11/24/2014 11:28.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
Sorry we weren't able to blog yesterday. Mom was at the Galleria, a shopping area about 20 miles (through city traffic) away. The event started at 12 and ran to 4, but the folks from the wildlife center wanted all the volunteers there at 11 to help set things up, and of course, they stayed at the end to put it all back in the vans. Mom and her partner had Quincy and Dan Quail; Jake the snake was at another table, and Ray the crow was in still another location on the second level. On the third level there were programs every hour featuring Murphy the skunk and Martha the Great Horned Owl. There were also refreshments and kid crafts, as well as face painting on that level. It was a fairly large event to organize and pull off so far from the center, but a local auto company outfitted a van and donated it for a year. It has cages in it, and is comfortable for a lot of animals, and has cats, dogs, and wild animals painted on the sides so we can now transport critters to events and hopefully make more cash.
Anyway, mom was pretty tired when she got home so she spent the evening cuddling with us and crocheting things for Christmas.
Today mom has 2 public tours in Dinosaur hall, but she'll be home making out the shopping list for Thanksgiving and being with us afterwards. We were going to try a Hubbard squash pie this year, but mom left the squash on the back deck, and it froze, so it's not good for anything except squirrels and deer now. Mom tossed it and the pumpkins over the hill for the animals this morning.
Our weather, after freezing rain yesterday morning (during the drive, of course), has turned warmer. It was in the high 40s when we got up today, and it's supposed to carry through until tomorrow, and be nice once again. It's probably our last hurrah, though. We can expect wintery conditions to get here again on Wednesday. Oh, and the furnace is finally up and running reliably after the guy replaced some pressure switches on Friday. I hope you are having a great day and getting lots of attention and love. Hugs, Falco

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11/23/2014 07:47.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
hugs and kisses. mom hasn't been on for a few days because of her back. she thought it was going to be ok. she was taking it easy and being careful and bam the pain hit her and knocked her for a loop. see more on Dixies page. anyway. i knot going to let a little back pain keep mom from blogging for me. i miss talking to you to much.

love Cori

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11/22/2014 10:38.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
Sounds like your mom was pretty busy yesterday with all those errands.I hope today was less busy and she had time to stay home and relax.
Bless Mario ' s heart for being so attached to your mom now and just crying when ever she has to leave him.
The freezing rain didn't get bad here thank goodness When my mom got up this morning she was happy to see it was wet outside and not icy. It was so foggy today but warm was nice that cold was getting old but it's going right back to cold in a few days.
Hope your weekend is off to a good start. Have a good night.

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11/22/2014 07:03.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Saturday Kallie !
Guess what ? Mom actually got some things done today ! She pulled out the scary hissy steam cleaner and did the stove top and the kitchen and bathroom grout ! Then she went and got the marketing done for Thanksgiving - and even picked up a few Christmas presents . . . now comes the best part - all before 3:30 ! ! ! So I've been out since then ! Of course about now, I'm settling down and having my goodnightbird nutriberri . . .

Tomorrow the folks will head up to see g'ma and g'pa, and mom is hoping to take that steam cleaner with its upholstery attachment and do the couch . . . I wouldn't let her do that today - every time she tried I yelled ! That'll have to be done either after my night-night or before I get up . . . If she wakes up early enough, she's thinking pies . . . or they may wait till after school Monday -

What's up at your perch today ? Give everybirdie my hugs and beaky kisses ! love Cookie

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11/22/2014 03:20.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
Who's the cute cockatiel in your gallery?Well we have had to full sunny days in a row now sure was nice to see. Going to get a little warmer for a few days too but with rain guess that's better than snow.
Tonight we have a freezing rain advisory but at least we shouldn't get to much.My mom just hopes the roads are good for when she has to leave for work in the morning. At least she doesn't have to be at work until 11.
My mom had the day off today and spent it had home with me doing laundry and cleaning there's always something that needs to be done. Hope you had a good day. Have a good night.

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11/21/2014 07:30.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
Mom had one of those nights where she just couldn't sleep - now she's really tired - but she doesn't want to fall asleep too early cause that means she'd wake up extra early ! ! And it's Saturday !

Well, she still has to get up sort of early - all the house work needs to get done and the marketing for Thanksgiving. The turkey is in the fridge at least :) Now she just has to get through two and a half days of school . . .

I sure hope mama Rose got home early today from all her errands and was able to let you finish up with some of your boxes ! Did she get everything ready for your Thanksgiving ? Mom is going to make her list as soon as she finishes here with my blogs . . .

Be good and give mom and nana and dad big hugs - all the flock too ! love Cookie

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11/21/2014 03:02.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
Well, we are hoping for an end to the seemingly eternal furnace saga today. Yesterday the nice young man stayed and checked absolutely everything out. It was all running nicely when he left, but 2 hours later, the temps were falling and the furnace was not responding. Mom's sister brought over some batteries she had just bought, in case the ones mom put in as replacements were somehow too old. They didn't help! So, mom called the company back. The nice young man called her and asked if she wanted him to come back last night, but she said it was under control, and she'd see him today. Well, it was 57 again this morning when mom got up! She turned off and restarted the furnace like he had showed her yesterday, and it worked to warm the house.
Mom went ahead and ran a couple of errands before going to the center for her shift, so she would be home by noon. She called the company when she got home just to let them know, and the secretary didn't have her on the schedule for today! You can imagine mom's dismay. They finally got it straightened out, and the same guy will come today to install the new switches. We all sincerely hope this is the end of the story, because it's getting old. Plus, mom worries about how these temperature changes are affecting us birds. Mom is listening for changes in our breathing and is really alert to our posture. So far, we all seem to be okay.
This morning at the center, mom cleaned the main aviary, the little screech owl in the habitat building, and the raptor aviaries. There is a turkey in one of them, heehee. We know, turkeys are not raptors. It is keeping him close to the building, though, so he can't get as cold as he would if he were in a free standing outdoor pen.
The pigeon is still gaining weight, and the little waxwings have their light, so mom was happy to see that. LT. Dan, the wood turtle, is still trying to escape, but not bruising his little armpits, because the pillowcase solution seems to be working.
We may be late or not get online at all tomorrow because mom is working an event from 11 to 4, so if you don't hear from us, we're okay. She was going to have Jake the snake with her, but they have her assigned to Quincy and Dan Quail instead. They put others with the snake, turtles, Irwin, etc.
I hope you are having a warmer time than we are, and getting lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Happy Thanksgiving, Peppino, Happy Thanksgiving, Divo & Falco, Happy Thanksgiving.

11/21/2014 10:00.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Did you think I forgot you ?
never, never, never ! It's that mom ! She leaves at 7:00 this morning and then after school goes to a friends house ? Jeepers ! She wasn't here for dinner or for tucking in . . . luckily she did come home and fix that for me :) She also gave me some kisses and let me tell her what I wanted her to say to you !

Like how it warmed up to the mid 30's today but tomorrow is supposed to be cold again . . . and we have so much to do this weekend to get ready for Thanksgiving ! All the housecleaning - she even wants to steam blast the grout in the bathroom ! And something about the upholstery . . . she thinks I made the mess on that !

Hope mama Rose stayed home today to hang out with you guys cause I know tomorrow is her errand day ! Be good and give her lots of love - nana too - and all the skins and feathers in your family ! love Cookie

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

11/20/2014 05:59.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
The lunch sounds good! It's awful that they keep the grocery stores so cold, though.
Mom waited and waited for the guy to fix the furnace last night. He finally came around 6:15. Of course, when he got here, the furnace kicked on! He looked and decided there was nothing wrong, except that when mom changed the batteries she forgot to put the override hold button on. He pushed the button, charged mom, and left. This morning when mom got up, it was 59 degrees in here again. She called them back before going to work. She told the girl who assigns people what happened, and that she was going to work and wouldn't be home until 1 or so. The girl promised we'd get an earlier visit today. Mom jiggled the thermostat this morning and had it working for awhile, but when she got home from work, it was only 60 in here again! The guy got here by 1:30 and he just left a few minutes ago.
When he went down and took the door off the furnace, it kicked on! He checked all the switches, the intake and outgo vents, and everything else he could think of. He thinks there might have been dust or something causing the pressure switches to shut off. He air sprayed to clean, and told mom if it happens again, he has the info he needs to get replacement switches. Right now it's warming up, hopefully it will stay that way.
Meanwhile, mom did her tour in animals this morning with second grade, and enjoyed it. She went to visit her nephew who had a second surgery following his auto accident (Last February), and he's doing great!
I hope you are toasty warm, and getting lots of love today. Hugs, Falco

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11/20/2014 12:42.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
the wind stopped blowing and it went up to 32 and actually felt comfortable today. tomorrow it will be 34.

mom gave me a bath today. she doesn't like to when the weather is cold because she is afraid i will get sick from a draft but she decided i was so grungy it would do me a lot of good. after a nice shower of warm water i got blow dried which is my favorite part. then i took a nap. mom said my feathers felt super soft tonight.

HAPPY HUMPDAY

love Cori

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11/19/2014 09:44.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
Our mom's would have a blast baking together. My mom is starting to get her stuff together to start her baking for Christmas but first has to make her desserts for thanksgiving. Think she's going to make sweet potato pecan bars then this candy bar pie.
I don't know what gets in me sometimes when I bite my mom?This time she didn't say anything to me after it happened just left me on my cage and walked away.I have been lucky though and she's still been taking me in the shower with her.I love sitting on my perch in there it's so nice and warm.
Getting a tad warmer here we got into the 20's today and could see the 40's during the weekend.
Happy humpday have a great night.

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11/19/2014 06:55.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Kallie !
I hope you are warm ! Do you see the news about all the snow upstate NY ? Jimminy Cricket ! It's still cold but at least we have no snow - tomorrow is supposed to go up into the higher 30's - then a gradual warm-up to the 40's for the weekend . . .

Tomorrow night mom and another friend are meeting up with the woman who retired last year. They haven't been out to dinner in months ! It'll be me and daddy again tomorrow . . . can't mom stay home ? I know you feel the same way, just at different times . . . speaking of which, how was your today ? I hope mama Rose got home early from her errands . . .

Can you believe next week is Thanksgiving ? And guess what ? Mom's niece (Landon's mom) called tonight. She has to work (retail) at 6:00 on Thanksgiving (why do stores have to open up ?) Anyway she wanted to know if mom wanted to have a sleepover ! ! ! ! How fun that will be !

I hope you're being good for mama Rose ! Give her and nana and all the rest of the flock and family my love ! Cookie

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11/19/2014 03:29.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
Mom is hoping to teach Daisy to make better choices in life, and stop fixating on us. She also wants her to walk like a lady on the street, not barking at every dog we see. We'll see how it works out.
We are sitting here waiting for the furnace guys to show up. Yesterday when mom was doing our blogs, she started feeling cold. When she went downstairs, she saw that it was only 57 in the house. She called the furnace guys, then she changed the batteries in the thermostat. The furnace kicked on, so she called them back and cancelled the appointment. BIG MISTAKE! She woke up around 5 this morning feeling chilly, waited to hear the furnace kick on, and when it didn't, she went downstairs and saw it was only 52 in here! She fiddled with the batteries again, and called the furnace guys to set up another appointment today.
She had to work at the museum today, so she ended up asking the cleaning woman to stay and wait in case they came before she got back. Well, she got back at 1 and they still hadn't shown up yet, but Debbie, the cleaning woman, said she had taken down the thermostat 4 times and pushed the batteries around to get the furnace to start again. So now we are waiting.
Mom's tours this morning were a real challenge. She had 2 special needs groups of children. The first group had all nonverbal kids, and all of them were holding hands with one of the chaperones. Some of them couldn't walk very well, either, so they went slowly and took elevators to all the floors. The second group was much larger, bigger group and bigger kids. Many of them were nonverbal as well, and most of them were on a cognitive level somewhere below kindergarten. Mom got through the two tours well, but they were exhausting. All she said to her boss was Thank God and God bless the people who work with these children full time! Mom dealt with some special needs kids when she taught, but not so many at a time. These people need our thanks, for sure! They probably need a lot more money than they are making as well, but they do it for the same reason all teachers do, for the love of the children.
I hope it's warmer there than here, it hasn't gotten too warm today, but tomorrow and Friday it should rise into the high 30s and maybe into the 40s. We do have sun today, so it doesn't feel as cold somehow!
Mom has homework all week before Daisy even goes to class next week! We'll talk more about it later. I hope you are getting lots of attention today, and savoring every hug. Hugs, Falco

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11/19/2014 11:22.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
from all the weather reports we woke up expecting everything to be covered in snow but it wasn't. just foggy, super windy and very cold. it did warm up to 18. there was a lot of bird activity at the heated birdbath . we can't see the birdbath but we could hear the birds.

love Cori

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11/18/2014 10:36.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
Jeepers ! I just dictated a big long blog and mom experienced blue screen ! I sure hope her 'puter isn't dying :(

It was so darn cold today - never even reached 30 ! More of the same tomorrow too ! Mom broke out the winter coat and gloves this morning - by the weekend we'll be back into the 40's . . . I've even got my warmer blankee for tucking in time these nights.

Drama club went pretty well - a big crowd, but the seem like good kids. Once auditions are over and parts are given out, a few usually drop out. (They don't get the parts they want or think they deserve.) Because she gets home late on Tuesdays, daddy is in charge of suppers. Since his cooking repertoire is very limited, it means take out, burritos or sketties ! Guess what we had tonight ? Yep ! Sketties ! Yummy in my tummy :)

I hope you had a good day today cause I know tomorrow is mama Rose's busy day - zumba and errands ! Give everyone my love and hugs :) Cookie

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11/18/2014 03:41.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
Well, mom didn't make the biscotti yesterday, and won't do it today either. Tomorrow she is making stuffed acorn squash for the neighbor who grew them. He brought over a few small ones, as well as 2 Hubbard squashes. Mom thinks she will make pie out of at least one of the Hubbards. We're not sure what she'll do with the other one. Anyway, with the tours tomorrow, then the sausage stuffed squash for dinner, she may have to put off the biscotti until at least Thursday. She only has one tour that day.
Mom had a docent meeting this morning, and they reviewed a new exhibit that opened on the 8th. It's a guy named Knight who did a lot of animal art, and illustrated his dinos and mosasaurs and such by actually looking at the skeletal structures and using science to help him, instead of fantasizing about what the animals looked like. We look at some today, though, and it's easy to see how dated they are. The new knowledge about dinos, for instance, shows them in completely different positions in life. Still, for his time, he was a terrific artist. Mom found out at the meeting that he was legally blind almost all his life, too, which makes the artwork all the more remarkable.
She is reading the Scientific American magazine that came out in August about dinosaurs right now, too, so she's pretty much immersed in the Mesozoic!
Tonight, though, mom will go to the Humane Society for her first class in adult dog obedience for Daisy. We all think it's time for Daisy to go to school, since mom has not been a good trainer at home, at least as far as her fixating on us is concerned.
It snowed overnight, and is about 20 degrees out right now, with the wind chill making it feel around 0, so mom is indoors for the rest of the day, at least until tonight. I hope you are having a better day, at least warmer. Get lots of cuddles, and maybe some warm cider if you are cold. Hugs, Falco

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11/18/2014 10:28.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
when mom woke up this morning she saw a flash of red outside the bedroom window and when she checked it out a flicker with a red head was sitting there looking at her. mom got her car inspected today and even with rotating the tires it only cost $35 so thats not too bad. by the time mom got bcd to the house it was rely starting to get cold. there were a few squirrels rummaging around for acorns but no birds around mom won't be doing any leaves for a while. right now its 13 degrees outside and the wind is really blowing so it feels like 20 below. hopefully most of the leaves will blow off the trees now. mom has one birdbath right beside the house with an electric heater in it so hopefully the birds will be able to find it. she also has an electric water bowl for everything see but hasn't plugged that in yet.

love Cori

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11/17/2014 10:47.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
Oh all that baking your mom and skin sis did sounds like so much fun my mom would love to spend her day doing that.The lunch sounded so yummy too your mom is always making something that sounds so good.
It sure is cold here now we stayed in the teens today and with the wind chill it was below zero. My mom so didn't want to get up today and go to work. She keeps telling herself she just has to get through this week then she will be off next week. She's so excited because she hasn't had thanksgiving off in a few years.Shes really excited because she's off for the rest of the holidays this year.
I did it again and bit my mom when she was putting me back on my cage this time after I took a shower with her. This time I made her bleed boy was she mad.
Hope your week is off to a good start. Have a good night.

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11/17/2014 08:44.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey buddy !
You should see the nasty cold and rainy day we had here today - in fact we're still having it ! Horrible ! In fact when mom got home, I was napping . . . of course I woke up as soon as she started getting supper ! I had couscous with some carrots and celery - mom and dad had lasagna ! Not fair - I want some lasagna !

Mom did a couple loads of laundry when she got home. It was such a busy weekend, it never got done ! There are still a few things she needs from the grocery store too - she was going to stop on her way home today, but it was too cold and dumping rain ! Tomorrow she starts her drama club - that means on Tuesdays she won't be home till 5:00-5:15 any more . . . sigh.

How was your Monday ? I hope you had lots of time to play with mama Rose and maybe even some new boxes ? Give everyone my love ! Lots of hugs to all in your flock and family ! Cookie

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11/17/2014 03:37.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
We didn't know it was your BC anniversary, happy anniversary! It's a fun place, isn't it? We love it here!
Your mom and sis sure do bake a lot, but it makes the kitchen smell good and stay warm, too. Mom is thinking of making some biscotti, but she might not, if it's too late today when she gets done.
Today at the center, mom was training a person in the aviaries. The small flight one was empty and had been painted. There was nothing to do in there. The main aviary had been painted on the inside, so they went outdoors to change out food, water, and towels for the hide boxes. Whoever was out there yesterday left all the food and water out in the open, so the food dishes were soaked, and the birds, of course, won't eat wet seed. Their water was yellow, because of the rain coming through all the leaves on top of the aviary, so they didn't drink. They were sure glad to see fresh dry food and clean water coming their way.
Then mom and the trainee went into the avian nursery. There were only 3 cages in there to clean, so they got that done fairly quickly. The little cedar waxwings were in the dark because of the location of their cage. Mom talked to staff, and they came in to help move the cage to a window location, but it's a dismal day, so mom suggested they put up a light. Jess found a small socket which took a 40 watt bulb, so mom came home and got one, but it didn't fit! She ended up going to the hardware store after her shift, carrying the shade and socket, and found a light there that fit. So, after her third trip to the center, they finally have a light that works, so those little guys won't be in the dark.
The trainee was supposed to get trained in the rat room, too, but it was mom's time to leave, so the next volunteer supervisor got to take her in there to train.
Mom checked on the wood turtle, that solution is still working. She also checked up on the pigeon, who is up to 331 grams today! That's a gain of 12 grams in 3 days, YAY! That's all the news, except that the red tailed hawk got moved into the raptor mews today, which is good news. It means he/she is on the road to recovery.
I hope you are having a good day and getting lots of cuddles. Hugs, Falco

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11/17/2014 11:47.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
I'm sorry to hear the cold weather is making Mario and Dixie's osteoporosis and feet hurt this cold weather is no good for anyone. Looks like it's going to be cold here until at least next Saturday.
Mom had planned on staying in all day but ended up having to run to the grocery store to get a few things and it took longer than she would have liked big surprise.
The snow stopped and now it's just freezing out there and getting colder only going to be in the teens tomorrow with the wind chill it's going to be below zero.Just can't imagine what winter will be like if it's like this already.
Well hope you had a good day buddy.Stay warm and have a good night.

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11/16/2014 07:38.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kallie & flock
It is cold outside so I say we stay in the movie tent at the KB and watch old cowboy movies all day. I brought a bunch up from that movie vault under the movie tent.
There is some Tom Mix,The Lone Ranger, Cisco & Poncho, The Cisco Kid & of course some John Wayne.

Miss Charley Bird

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11/16/2014 02:19.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey buddy !
Well, last night was actually pretty nice. Mom and her teacher friend were at a table of old friends - a couple they hadn't seen in a while. The food was pretty good and dessert (apple tart with fresh berries and caramel drizzle) was really yummy ! Since they didn't stay all night, mom was home by 11:00 - of course she was up pretty early this morning and now that they're home from the g'parronts, she's a little tired. If tomorrow weren't school, she'd take a nap, but a nap now means no sleep tonight . . .

Mom and dad did some work in the basement up at g'parronts today - getting things organized, next weekend g'ma wants the Christmas lights up - not to turn on yet, but she's worried about the weather getting bad. And it's supposed to too ! In fact after rain all day tomorrow and Tuesday morning, our highs are only in the 30's for the rest of the week ! YIKES !

Mom has just a few more conference reports to do tonight and then it'll be time to relax and play with me ! Although she does take lots of breaks to give me skritches :)

Have a good afternoon and evening - give my hugs and kisses to everyone in your house ! love Cookie

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11/16/2014 12:40.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
Mom just loves working at the center, and she's been there for a long time. When she saw what was happening to that poor turtle, she thought of that solution right away. She hates to see any animal in pain, and the poor turtle's little armpits were so irritated looking from rubbing on the metal bars. It just seemed natural that a small towel or pillowcase and some duct tape should help. They also put a large rolled up bath towel against the front bars of the cage, so even when he climbs up to try to get out, he is feeling either cotton or terry cloth, and not metal.
Mom is happy to send the books to a good home. She sure loves reading and used to keep all her books. That was until she moved here. Packing and unpacking books is not easy, and she ended up donating probably 500 books to the local library for their book sale. She figured correctly that she'd never read them again, so they might as well go where they could do some good. We still have probably 300 books in the house, but many of those are reference books, art books, and the like, so mom uses them a lot. The ones she reads, though, she is happy to pass on so someone else can enjoy them. She will get some in the mail this week for your mom and Nana to enjoy. Hope you are having a nice day with lots of mom time today. Hugs, Falco

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11/16/2014 08:12.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
mom sees that Piddys beak still needs more work done so mom is going to do a little bit every week until it looks good again. mom knew something was wrong with the beak but Piddy Girl wouldn't stand still long enough for mom to check it out. she feels very bad she didn't catch it much sooner. mom thinks next time she will ask dad to hold her beak open and then mom can quickly dremmel it down and then there won't be as much struggling.

love Cori

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11/15/2014 10:25.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
Another cold one here and the snow is slowly starting to come down.My mom was out earlier to run the few errands she had then stopped off at her parents house for a visit which turned into a long visit.She ended up playing three games of scrabble with her mom.Shes finally home now and will be mine the rest of the weekend.
What's going on at your nest today?I hope your mom is able to spend some time at home today and not have to run a ton of errands.My mom likes the store Michaels too they have some neat stuff there.That and hobby lobby.
Hope your weekend is off to a good start. Have a good evening my friend.

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11/15/2014 03:54.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
It's another nice, but chilly day here - daddy's car DID not get serviced and the parronts had to reschedule the appointment for next Saturday. Mom has been working on her conference reports today - she's taking a short break to put out a few notes now since she knows she won't be home tonight to do it -

How are things at your perch ? I hope mom and dad are both staying home all day so you can be out playing ! I promise to catch up more tomorrow when mom has more time . . .

Till then - love to all ! Cookie

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11/15/2014 10:59.26 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
Mom will get together some books and mail them next week, then. She has some she's read and is ready to pass on. Please pass them on or donate them to the library when your mom is done, don't send them back.
Mom took the dogs for their spa treatment today, then went to a meeting at the center. She's home right now, but the dogs are still at the salon. The meeting went a lot longer than she anticipated, but a lot of good things were accomplished. When mom first volunteered at the center, there were probably 20 volunteers, one full time staff (Jill), and one part time staff person. Today there are 3 full time staff and one part time for rehabilitation, a paid education person, a paid volunteer coordinator, and about 60 volunteers.
When mom first started 12 years ago, there was a volunteer association which collected dues from the volunteers and used that money to buy things for the center which was running on a shoestring budget. Each officer had duties that have basically been taken over by paid staff today. So today at the meeting, while the volunteer association will remain, the volunteers decided to do away with the officers, and just have 2 liaison people to work with staff, and one person to collect voluntary donations. There haven't been dues for about 8 years, because they found out they couldn't ask for dues, but people contribute to the fund anyway. This year that money was used to buy a new microwave and blender for the food prep area, as well as some other necessary things which were not covered by Jill's budget. Anyway, mom is happy with the result. She was president this year, but really didn't have much to do, since paid staff did most of the presidential duties. There's no sense having an empty title.
The solution mom worked out for the wood turtle who keeps trying to escape is still working, so that is a good thing. Before you ask, he isn't releasable, because he's missing his 2 front feet and walks on stubs. He keeps trying to get out of his cage, though, and that's not safe for him. The solution was simple: duct tape a pillowcase to the lower part of the cage, so he can't get his little sore armpits stuck on the metal bars any more.
It's really getting cold here, we wish the arctic blast would just go away, but with climate change, that's not likely. I hope you are having a good day, getting lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Falco

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11/15/2014 10:46.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
mom noticed tonight that Piddy Girls beak looked strange so mom caught her to take a closer look and her lower beak was growing at an angle and was a sissor beak and the top beak was partly broken off. she has been acting fine but looked very strange. mom couldn't hold her and dremmel because she is too little so mom wrapped her up in a wash cloth and used an emory board to file down the lower beak and smooth the right side of the upper beak. mom thought at one point she was going to die she was so stressed out but if it wasn't done she wouldn't be able to eat. because the emery board was so big it cut her right side of the face and made her bleed but t least the beak looks much better now. mom just wiped her face off with warm water and put her to bed.

love Cori

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11/14/2014 10:58.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
Happy Friday. Well my mom woke up feeling much better this morning. I was a good boy last night when she wasn't feeling good and stayed on my cage and watched her until she put me to bed and went to bed.
We got more snow flurries today even though those weather people said it would be a dry sunny day.
My mom is so happy her weekend off is here she plans on running her few errands tomorrow and probably visit her parents for a bit.My parronts are maybe talking about going to the movies tomorrow night but we will see. She wants to get everything done tomorrow so she can stay in all day Sunday and not have to leave I like the sound of that. Hope your day was good my friend. Have a good night.

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