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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.. Awards
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Hi! My name is Kallie

I am a Sun Conure from Marstons Mills, MA.


21 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.

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  stopping by to say hello
from your officially worried pal, Cookie . . .

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09/03/2015 01:40.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
We miss you, what's going on?
Mom got word from the counter people yesterday that they will install on the 17th. She was furious! They told her 7 to 10 days, but this is a month from when they measured. She called Rich at Home Depot, and his boss called her back today. They got it moved to the 14th, but that's no better as far as she's concerned. He told her they should have never said that time frame, as it always takes longer. Anyway, the 14th is as good as it can be, I guess.
Today is a gorgeous day, with lots of sunshine, so guess where mom will spend the afternoon? Then she is going to dinner with her sis tonight. It's also cage washdown night, but at least she will be with us and we'll get our scritches.
I hope you are having a great day today and getting lots of cuddles. Vote for Hulk for BOTM!! Hugs, Falco

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09/03/2015 07:48.49 AM Report This Comment  
  It's me, Cookie
stopping by to say I MISS YOU ! And that I'm mad with mom cause she got pictures of Candida and Dixie and not you . . . plus she went and did something really sneaky for our last day together before school starts - made a grooming appointment ! I love my awesome talons - how could she do that ?

grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr . . . love Cookie

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09/01/2015 06:08.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
We can't wait to meet you! We hope you enjoy meeting with Aunt Janet and Aunt Mary, and love your visit with Aunt Tanya, too. It's so neat that you will meet so many BC folks, and just think, if your mom comes to Parrot Palooza, there will be even more!
This morning mom had a terrible time signing on to BC. It took at least a dozen tries from everywhere on the computer but we're here now!
We got a big surprise yesterday, thanks Uncle Chuck! Mom says they match the kitchen perfectly! And we love our new toys, too.
Well, Aunt Rose is on her way to meet us soon, and we know she's meeting lots of BC folks on the way here, too. It sounds like the ideal vacation to us.
It looks like a perfect summer day here, so we know where mom will be. At least for the afternoon, that is. Later on, she's ours. Tomorrow morning John comes to fix the wall for the backsplash and install the new floor. Mom told him to be here well before noon, so she can go to the pool, hahaha!
I hope you are having a great summer day with lots of good weather and cuddles, too. Hugs, Falco

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08/29/2015 07:40.11 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
vulture populations are plummeting in Africa
Africa's eight vulture species have declined in number by an average of 62 percent during the last 30 years. vultures are one of nature's most important scavengers—a flock can strip a carcass in a matter of minutes.these natural recyclers, which breed slowly and need years to mature, could be extinct in Africa in the next 50 to 100 years.

poisoning from eating pesticide-laced carcasses caused as many as 60 percent of the vulture deaths recorded since the 1970s.When a large predator such as a lion kills livestock, a farmer will sometimes sprinkle poison on the carcass to kill the predator in retaliation, Vultures usually get to the corpse first. They die after eating the pesticide-laced carcasses intended for lions and other predators. Pesticides are poorly regulated in Africa, and sold as "lion killer" . many farmers don't know what the chemicals are really used for.vultures have largely disappeared from commercial farming areas where pesticide are used

Vultures often collide with the wind turbines and are crushed or are electrocuted by power lines

Vultures are also also targets for poachers, who sell their parts to people who use witchcraft. The birds are known for their tremendous eyesight, and many believe their body parts can be used to see into the future.Their brains are ground to snuff by witch doctors who believe the substance has magical powers.

The scavengers also die after feeding on carcasses left behind by poachers. Illegal hunters poison the corpses to throw off law enforcement, which use circling vultures as a beacon for illegal activity.500 dead vultures were found surrounding a pesticide-laden elephant carcass poachers had poisoned leaving the bodies to rot. terrorists groups are profiting the most from poaching affording them lucrative profits to buy guns and bombs

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08/28/2015 09:49.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
If I don't get to squawk with you before I hope you guys and your parronts have a great trip.I will miss you too buddy.
It's been a gloomy rainy day here so as I thought I wasnt able to get outside. Next week however is going to really heat up.One report I heard was 90's and humid then another report was 80's anyway looks like I might be able to get out on Tuesday mom's next day off.
Been a quiet day here with lots of mom time she worked on laundry and cleaned my cage and changed the sheets on the bed.
Hope all is going well there and all set for the big trip I can't wait to hear all about it . Goodnight my friend

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08/28/2015 07:18.37 PM Report This Comment  
  I hope your week of vacation
is just like today ! It's another perfect day and mom and me are so happy that she has this to end her summer with . . . she and dad did go visit some friends early today - for lunch and then just picked up pizza on the way home :) YUM !

Tomorrow is a busy day ! Mom and dad are traveling to see mom's cousin - they live right outside Albany so it's just under a three hour drive. They're going to Saratoga for the races so the parronts won't be home till 11:00 or midnight :( That leaves me stuck here watching tv and looking out the window . . . I'm used to it though - they go every year the week of daddy's birthday for the Travers Stakes. Good thing mom's cousin Patty already had the tickets cause I don't think they'd get them now ! American Pharoh is running !

Then Sunday she'll go to aunt Tanya's to see mama Rose and poppa Rich :) She is so excited ! Daddy Rich doesn't know if he'll be able to come or not cause g'parronts will probably need the lawn mowed and errands done and since they'll be gone tomorrow he'll go Sunday . . .

I sure hope mama Rose got all her errands run today so that she can finish packing and be ready for her trip ! Love to everyone there ! love, hugs and beaky kisses :) Cookie

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08/28/2015 02:17.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
We can't wait to hear for sure the day you are coming! Mom's hair is short! She told Lena to do that, though. It's a lot shorter than she's ever had it, but it's okay, it will grow back.
Today mom cleaned the avian nursery at the center. There were the usual suspects in there, pigeons, mourning doves, robins, sparrows, etc., but there were also some cool different birds; a couple of mockingbirds, a killdeer, a catbird, and a crow. It was a busy morning, and when she got home, it was warm enough to go to the pool, so that's where she spent the afternoon. Now she's ours for the rest of the day, YAY!
Still no word about the counter tops, and mom is really getting frustrated. She so hoped it would be done by now. John is coming to put the floor in and get the wall ready for the backsplash on Sunday, so that's some progress at least.
I hope you are having a great day and getting lots of good weather and cuddles. Hugs, Falco

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08/28/2015 01:05.39 PM Report This Comment  
  me again !
just checking in to see how your day was . . . mom stayed home and cleaned carpets - she wants all the big stuff done before school starts up again.

Tomorrow she and dad are visiting friends in NJ - so I'll be on my own for a while . . . You should just come down here tomorrow since it's one of mama Rose's errand days ! We can have a shred fest ! har har har

You have a good night and be sure to give everyone and everybird lots of hugs and beaky kisses for me ! Mama Mary is getting excited about seeing your mom again ! love Cookie

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08/27/2015 04:11.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
It will be really disappointing to have you travel and not come here. We are so looking forward to meeting you. Is it that dad can't stretch his legs out? If mom drives for awhile, could he recline the seat and do it that way? We don't want to see him hurting but we also don't want to miss your visit.
There's not much to report on today. Mom went to the gym and swam indoors again yesterday, since it never got out of the 60s here. Today she is getting a haircut, then later going out to dinner with her sister.
No news on the kitchen: the floor isn't in yet, and neither are the counter tops, so the tile isn't in place yet either. It's still taking up residence on the dining room table.
I hope you are having a fun day, getting in some summer sunshine and lots of love. Hugs, Falco

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08/27/2015 07:49.26 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie !
I'm so sorry I didn't stop by last night to chat ! Mom was just too pooped by the time she got home from the concert and promptly fell into bed right after tucking me in !

What a great time mom and dad had at the fair yesterday - mom took lots of pictures - some video of the pig races too ! Maybe she'll post those later on FB for everybird to see (just to get in the mood for our next Milonga !) They got to see all the animals (Landon's favorite part was feeding them), he and mom rode a camel (!), they saw a brand spanking new baby calf, and all the antiques. Mom loved that the horticulture theme this year was lights, camera, action so all displays were tv and movie related. There was even a minion made out of daisies ! Daddy loved the food ! har har har ! Landon and his mom left around 4:00 so mom and dad ate and then saw the Doobie Brothers - they're old men now ! YIKES ! Still it was a good show and they did all their old 70's songs . . .

Today we're staying home - mom wants to clean the carpets before heading back to school - they're pretty yucky. She thinks it's my fault . . . I say it's daddy's ! !

Hope you had a good day - I know it was mama Rose's errand day so you were home alone for a chunk of time :( Did she get more packing done ? Are mom and dad staying with aunt Tanya or somewhere near them ? Is Monday or Tuesday a better day for mom to visit ? Let us know !

Give love to all your flock and family for me ! Cookie

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08/27/2015 03:13.24 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
How's the packing coming along?That is so cool you guys get to go with this time for vacation!
Staying on the cooler side here with lots of gloom they say we will be back in the 80's on Sunday but we will see.Not much else going on here but I wanted to be sure to come by and say hi.
Happy humpday buddy have a good night.

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08/26/2015 07:05.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
Those guys are still working outside in the yard. Hope they are finished today.
Mom got the filler piece for the kitchen, let the guy know, but he doesn't think he'll make it until next week. Mom is now resigned to the fact that the kitchen may not get done in time for company. The floor, the counter tops, and the backsplash still need to be installed, and the floor isn't in yet. Oh well, we can still enjoy our company, since we'll be running around, hopefully, and seeing the sights here in town.
Mom swam yesterday in the indoor pool, since it wasn't very warm outside. It never got into the 70s yesterday. Today it's supposed to get to 70, so it still looks like another indoor swim kind of day.
I hope you are having a great summer day with lots of good weather and cuddles. Hugs, Falco

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08/26/2015 07:37.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
well its getting cool here so make sure you pack some jackets or sweaters and umbrellas. it only made it to 69 today and dropping into the 50's tonight. its been very dry here and everything has shriveled up and the skies are overcast so we are probably in for some rain which will cool it off even more.

the prozac seems to be working on the cat. i feel bad for him.all he is doing is sleeping now. mom will continue to give him the prozac for about 6 weeks and then she will quit and see how he does.

love Cori

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08/25/2015 10:04.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello my friend !
So, did mama Rose get to stay home and start getting you guys ready for your vacation ? Mama Mary is getting very excited too ! How long are you staying near aunt Tanya - cause mama Mary is going to drive out there as soon as she knows where you're staying ! She figures she'll do the driving - it's only about an hour and papa Rich will be too tired after all the driving he's doing . . .

We had a great day here - the storms never got as far south as we are so it was dry, warm and sunny :) Mom did head out to the library this afternoon, but that was it. Otherwise she was home with me the whole day - playing and rubbing my moulty head !

Tomorrow is the county fair so I'll be alone for a good chunk of the day :( The Doobie Brothers are playing tomorrow night so it should be fun ! Mom also loves to see all the craft tents - Landon will want to see the animals and go on some rides too ! Daddy just wants the food ! ! har har har !

I'm glad you like the songs this week ! And thank Shiloh for her help - cause mom sure doesn't know where or how you do those terrific pictures you and mama Rose do !

Love to all of your flock and family ! Cookie

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08/25/2015 03:01.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
Your mom must be exhausted after all that running, but it's good she found water bottles for all of you.
Yesterday was a great day at the pool, then mom came back here to finish our blogs and spend a little time with us before going to Aunt Ginny's for dinner. We didn't get any time out of our cages when she got back, though, because it was late. She just fed the dogs and they all went to bed. Tonight is ours, mom promised.
I hope you are having a wonderful day, getting lots of good summer weather and love. Hugs, Falco

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08/25/2015 07:59.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
sorry its taken us so long to get back to you. it was very nice seeing you at the milonga. the milonga was very fun. we also really appreciate all the hard work that went into making all the pictures. mom can spend hours just making one let alone that many. towards the end of the milonga we got thrown off the page. every time we refreshed the page it went clear back to the beginning of the milonga. when we tried to blog our friends we kept getting pages from a week ago so mom gave up. last night mom had a headache that was killing her. when she went on bird channel the pages wouldn't load so she had to force quit about 3 times so we could even vote 4 Cidney

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08/24/2015 10:29.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
Well mom's vacation is over and she's back to work :( Okay for me because I got a special treat before she left one of those candy pinecone treats that is covered in coconut I just love those things.
Sure is cool here mom stocked up on some hot chocolate when she was at the grocery store yesterday. My parronts love drinking it when the weather is cool.Only a high in the mid 60's today and so gloomy.
My mom always has been horrible ehen it comes to packing for a trip she would always wait until the last minute.
Always forget to tell you how lucky you are to have those Friendly's out there by you.We have none here but when mom was out east many years ago visiting a aunt and uncle who use to live in new jersey she ate at one several times and loved it.She just started noticing some ice cream from there in some grocery stores . Have a good night buddy.

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08/24/2015 09:51.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi there Kallie !
Well, the clouds are rolling in just in time for daddy's birthday - he and mom and heading to Applebee's - close and easy for a Monday night. When they come home we'll have the berry shortcake for his dessert . . . except mom couldn't figure out how to put enough candles in it without burning down the house ! har har har

Another quiet day tomorrow - especially since it's supposed to storm on and off - cold front coming in ! Which is good news for Wednesday since daddy is home so that they can go to the county fair in Rhinebeck. Mom is waiting to hear from her niece, Lisa, to see if she and Landon want to go too ! Meanwhile, I'll be home watching SpongeBob . . .

How was your day ? Did you and mama Rose go check out NTT ? I know you guys will get it right away ! Is mama Rose getting you guys all packed and ready for your vacation ? It's been a couple years since she's had one . . . I know she's nervous about leaving nana though - but Shiloh and Anthony will call and check on her or stop in . . .

Give everyone and everybird hugs and kisses for me :) love Cookie

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08/24/2015 02:32.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
Those paddleboats take some work, but they are fun, aren't they? I think I'll keep the stand open on the BC lake until the end of the season.
There are some guys from the borough digging in the back at the bottom of a cliff, into some sewers. They came and knocked on the door this morning to let mom know what was going on. When she got back from the center, they were sitting on the bench in the yard and hadn't tried to go down the cliff yet.
Not much new here today. Mom did the recovery room today, and there were just turtles, ducks, and pigeons in there, so no big thrill. The wood turtle is so handsome, with his orange body and pretty eyes. The snapping turtle let mom pick him up out of his pond so she could change the water, too. She usually has good luck with snappers, though. This afternoon mom and her sister are going to Olympic gym to sign up for a month of swimming. It should stretch out the summer for a few more weeks, at least.
Update: mom had a great time at the pool, now to get ready for dinner with Gene and Aunt Ginny.
I hope you are having a great day, getting lots of sunshine, warm weather, and love. Hugs, Falco

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08/24/2015 12:01.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie and gang
Thank you so much!My mom and I are so happy!Mom wanted to put a crown on my head,but did not know how to do it.Thank you from the bottom of my heart!Hope to hear from you soon.BIRD OF THE DAY,SUNNY

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08/24/2015 09:45.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
Cute picture. I tried to come by last night after the milonga but BC was really acting up then.
Absolutely gorgeous here yesterday so my mom went on a road trip with her parronts. They went to a flea market which was about 72 miles away which was okay.She said there was some okay stuff there and a lot of junk.Then on the way home they drove through some amish towns and stopped at this really cool general store. My mom got some good stuff there so was happy.
Today was gloomy until this evening when the sun decided to come out and its cool again feels like fall.When the sun did come out it warmed some so I got window time in.
Fun times at the milonga last night I haven't had that much fun in a long time. Have a good evening buddy.

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08/23/2015 05:56.10 PM Report This Comment  
  What a great day !
It's warm but not hot and sunshiney ! Mom did some grocery shopping this morning and that's it - the whole rest of the day she's been reading and hanging out with me :) I've had run of the house . . .

Mom picked a couple more tomatoes and some basil to go with the chicken dad has on the grill - and garlic bread . . . easy supper for mom - almost no clean-up. Of course I'm waiting for dessert . . . WATERMELON ! I sure do love that stuff !

Last night's milonga was so much fun ! I think it was one of the best :) What a great ending (sigh) to summer - yeppers, ending :( Where did summer go ? Mom starts school in just a couple weeks and then the crunch of my door closing in the morning after breakfast starts :( Woe is me . . .

How was your day ? I hope you had the same weather we did ! Give all in your home and family my love ! Cookie

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08/23/2015 02:15.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
HOpe you had fun on the swan paddleboats last night, I sure did.
The milonga was so much fun last night! Super soakers, water balloons, paddleboats, jet skis, all that great food, and of course, all the great company made it a night to remember! It was also good to see the new faces there. Thanks to Kiddo, Sweetpepper, Taz, Kaji and Lizzie, and Sam for the great time. The Scruffy birds played great beach songs, they sounded fantastic.
Today is looking like another pool day (yay), and the last whole day until next weekend. The rest of the week they will open at 3:30 when the kids are out of school. Mom and her sis are thinking of joining the Olympic for a month. It's a local gym that has both indoor and outdoor pools, and Mary, the owner, keeps the outdoor pool open as long as she can through September, and sometimes even into October.
I hope you are having a wonderful summer day, full of good weather and lots of love and playtime. Hugs, Falco

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08/23/2015 07:49.21 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
Mom is just getting a couple notes out while daddy goes to pick up pizza for supper. They didn't get home until about 5:30 from the g'parronts' house today and mom just doesn't feel like cooking . . . I'd rather she sit here with me too !

While there she did get to my favorite farm and bring me home some green beans, wax beans, sugar snap peas, zucchini and corn ! What a feast ! Then with daddy's birthday on Monday I know she bought some fresh berries to make a berry shortcake for him ! (and me !)

After dinner mom wants to relax a bit before bringing me to Milonga - it should be a fun one ! She'll go through the mail, watch some tv - MY THREE SONS is having a marathon this weekend ! She hasn't seen that in decades !

Hope you guys are having the same awesome weather we are ! Give everyone my love ! See you later ! Cookie

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08/22/2015 03:09.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
Poor mom and Nana having such a frustrating day! Mom got exhausted just reading about it. Then coming home to do the hedges, it was just too much. Nana must be feeling all right though, to do all that running around and then help with the hedge trimming. That's good news!
Do you love my milonga pic for tonight? Aunt Robin did it for me! I love it, I'm renting paddle boats for almonds, which Willie, Maxine, and Peppino can have, since I don't eat that stuff.
John painted the kitchen last night, and mom unwrapped one of the tiles to see how it looked. It's a nearly perfect match with the light blue! He also put up a new LED light fixture. He thinks mom will never have to change that light in her life, from what it says on the package. Mom has a refund coming from the counter people, but she has to go to Home Depot to show them her credit card again. She may buy more LED lights when she goes, because they are really bright and environmentally friendly.
Today and tomorrow look like pool days, though. They are the last whole days of pool time until next weekend, so mom will take advantage. There is a local Greek restaurant where she and her sis will go tonight, too. That means we won't have our out of cage time until after dinner, but we'll get it then.
I hope you are having a perfect summer day, getting lots of sunshine and love. Hugs, Falco

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08/22/2015 08:21.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
every spring and early summer we hear birds singing at about 3am. mom never knew why they were singing until she found out they were whip-poor-wills

the Eastern Whip-poor-will is rarely seen due to its excellent camouflage. This member of the nightjar family is named for its haunting, onomatopoeic song, which has inspired folk legends and artists from Robert Frost to Elton John. the nightly chorus of “whips” is heard less and less often each spring as forests are lost to agriculture and development. Since Whip-poor-wills often forage close to roads, they are also vulnerable to collisions with cars. Declines in their prey from pollution and pesticide use have also affected this insect-eating bird.

One New England legend says the Whip-poor-will can sense a person's soul departing, and capture it as it leaves. Native American lore considered the singing of these birds a death omen. The only things whips actually capture are insects. They are consummate aerial foragers, consuming large quantities of beetles, moths, and other insects each night — a process that is aided by a large, wide mouth, or “gape.” Strictly nocturnal, the birds are most active at dawn and dusk and on bright, moonlit nights.

Eastern Whip-poor-wills nest on the ground in a scrape of dead leaves, usually laying two eggs at a time. They sit tight on the nest and will rarely flush unless almost stepped upon.the hatching of Whip-poor-will chicks appears to be closely tied to the lunar cycle: Most hatch a few days before a full moon. This strategy may have evolved to allow the adult birds to forage all night during the full moon, enabling them to catch enough insects to support their chicks.

Eastern Whip-poor-will populations have experienced steep declines, and the species was one of several added to the 2014 State of the Birds Watch List.

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08/21/2015 10:31.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
Happy Friday. Finally got nice here again we had lots of sun today with a nice breeze and temps in the upper 70's to low 80's. Mom hung out at home most of the day and I got my window time in . Finally in the evening I got out for a walk.We ran into a family with little kids out walking so I whistled for them I love showing off when I have the chance.
That's good you got out on the deck and got some macaroni I just love that stuff.
Cant believe Monday is fast approaching and mom will be go back to work she got me a pinecone covered in coconut my favorite treat to give me on Monday when she leaves. Now we have to wait all the way until the week of Halloween until her next week vacation.
Hope you guys had a good day there today.Have a good night buddy.

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08/21/2015 07:23.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
Mom finished her classroom ! ! Three cheers ! She was planning on relaxing the rest of the day but the woman who watches the grand-nephew, Landon, fell and hurt her knee pretty badly. So mom ended up helping me sit on him ! Today was her nieces last day of working at the retail job so she couldn't call in. She starts an office job on Sept. 8 for an insurance company. He and poppa Rich had a great time playing ! They pulled out old toys and took the slinky down the stairs . . . we all went to the park after hotdogs to play on the playground.

Tomorrow is visiting the g'parronts day which is OK with me as long as mom is home in time to bring me to Milonga. I can't wait - all the pictures are so terrific !

Did mama Rose get all her errands done today ? Just think in a couple weeks all the tourists will be gone home where they belong ! Even better ? Pretty soon you'll be a tourist ! What days will you be at aunt Tanya's ? Mom will drive out there for a visit since it's only an hour or so . . . poor papa Rich will be doing enough driving so she'll come to you guys !

Give everyone and everybird my hugs and beaky kisses ! love you all oodles ! Cookie

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08/21/2015 05:28.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
If your folks come here second, they can always stay through Labor Day and leave on Tuesday, missing the traffic. That would be a good idea, if dad has the time off. We hope that you can stay a nice long time with us.
Today is a great day, sunny and warm, perfect pool weather! Mom went there after the wildlife center. At the center, she had to clean turtle pens and waterfowl pens. There are 5 outdoor waterfowl pens, 3 with geese and 2 with ducks. One of the little ducks got out when mom opened the door. She tried to catch it, but couldn't. Of course, it was the one day mom was outside without a walkie talkie, so she had to go back to the building to get help. With 2 people it's fairly easy to wrangle a duck. They got her back in with her buddies and it all worked out, but mom has learned to check her pocket and make sure that walkie is in there from now on.
Mom came home from the pool a little early to be here when John came to paint. He's bought a new light fixture and will install that today, too! It has an LED light in it, so it shouldn't need changing any time soon. By tonight there should be a coat or 2 of paint on the walls and a new light in the kitchen. Mom is sort of sorry to see the old one go, because it's a fan and light, but the fan doesn't clear the top cabinets, and mom is just the person to break both the fan and the cabinet door by opening it when the fan is running. She and John figured it's safer to lose it!
I hope you are having a wonderful summer day, getting lots of good weather and cuddles. Hugs, Falco

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08/21/2015 12:58.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
my last little tidbit from the 1500's
England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people, so they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realised they had been burying people alive. So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, thread it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift) to listen for the bell; thus someone could be, ''Saved by the Bell ''or was considered a ''Dead Ringer'' And that's the truth. Whoever said history was boring ! ! !

love Cori

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08/20/2015 10:21.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
Finally we have a day where the a/c only has to be put on while mom is cooking dinner. She has the chicken in the oven now and the garlic bread sitting on the side ready . . . she wishes she had a double oven ! Maybe one day when she wins the lottery :) ha ha ha

Even better ? She needs to only go in to school tomorrow for a very short time - to decorate the hallway outside her doors . . . the rest of the work can be done here and then just put up the days of her meetings - things like cupcakes for her birthday board and baseballs for her "Pitch In" job board and of course the eggs for her door (Egg-ceptional 4H)

So how are the vacation plans coming ? How many days are you staying with aunt Tanya before heading to Pittsburgh ? It's getting close !

I know tomorrow is mama Rose's other errand day - I sure hope it's an easier one than yesterday was ! Poor mama Rose . . . give her our love and prayers - nana and Shiloh too ! We love you guys ! Cookie

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08/20/2015 01:55.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
10 hours from here back home? Your folks might be able to break up their trip home with just a long dinner break or something, if they don't want to stop overnight. They will be driving northeast, so the sun shouldn't be a problem. Coming from New Jersey, once they get on the PA turnpike, it's pretty much a straight shot. Do they have you getting off at Monroeville or Allegheny Valley? Either one works.
We sure hope Shiloh's MRI shows minimal damage and hope it can be repaired without surgery. As for Nana, we hope she can take it easy in the heat, put those legs up to keep the swelling down, and maybe even ice them if they are hurting too badly. We just can't wait to see you! Hope you are having a good day today. Hugs, Falco

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08/20/2015 09:31.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
Im so sorry to hear about mama Rose having those cramps and such a bad headache and to make things worse having to be out and about feeling like that.I hope she's feeling better now but be sure to give her some hugs from me.
Man did it cool down here. We had such a gloomy windy day with temps in the low 60's and when my mom last had looked the real feel was only in the 50's. My mom spent most of the day with me but left for a bit in the afternoon to visit her parronts. Her and her mom played a few games while her dad worked on a puzzle.
Glad to hear uncle Vito and his wife are safe from those fires.Always scary worrying about loved ones when they kive near where dangerous stuff is happening.
Havea good night buddy.

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08/19/2015 10:19.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Kallie !
It's just now getting cool enough to go out and the sky is getting really dark and the wind is picking up - maybe it'll rain and cool it off ! Mom discovered this when she headed out to get some fresh tomatoes and basil for dinner tonight - guess we'll eat in :(

She's almost finished with her classroom :) Hoping it'll be done this week so she doesn't have to go back till Sept. 2 and 3 for her meetings . . . I'm hoping too ! Of course if she's not done, she only has Wednesday next week, it's a busy week here !

Did mama Rose get everything done at your house ? It'll be so much easier once all the tourists go home in a couple weeks . . . how's nana doing ? I sure hope she learned to slow down and to wait for help if there's something she needs done - give her our love and prayers :) Hugs and kisses to everyone and everybird else too ! love Cookie

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08/19/2015 02:01.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
We are so hoping that the MRI shows minimal damage, so the surgery shouldn't be too hard on Shiloh. We know how much she struggled to get through the last one. How is Nana? Is her leg any better? We sure hope so! We can't wait to hear your travel plans so we know how to plan your time here. Aunt Ginny works all day, so she doesn't really mind if you stay for weeks on end! It's getting so close to your vacation! YAY, we finally get to meet you. Hope you are having a fine day today! Hugs, Falco

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08/19/2015 07:06.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
one more day to go about facts from the 1500s. mom was really fascinated by these and is glad you are enjoying them also.

In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight, then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme: ''Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot, nine days old''. Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over they would hang up their bacon, to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, "Bring home the bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around talking and ''chew the fat''.Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning and death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered
poisonous.Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or ''The Upper Crust''.
Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of ''Holding a Wake''.
love Cori
ps mom picked up our records from the banned vet office today and was surprised she had forgotten about the avian vet telling her my beak problem is from a fractured beak i must have received when i was very young

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08/18/2015 09:05.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
Mom spent another morning in her classroom and left me here alone with only the tv for company ! Jeepers ! She got several boxes unpacked and feels pretty good about the progress . . . she'd love to finish this week, but tomorrow she has an appointment for her feathers and she likes to be home before it gets too hot for me - naturally it's a salad and sandwich supper being hot like this again.

How was your day ? I know tomorrow is one of mama Rose's errand days. Hopefully you're not experiencing all this heat and humidity too - that would make errands pretty yucky :( One good thing though - by the time you get home from your vacation most of the tourists should be gone home !

Give everybird and every human too my hugs and beaky kisses :) love Cookie

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08/18/2015 02:55.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
Im finally here I wanted to get by last night for a visit but my mom got side tracked with watching a movie with my dad.Plus he was whining about her being on her phone doing my notes so she stopped.
Moms headache the other night didn't last long thank goodness her medicine kicked in right away so that was so nice.
Got some rain yesterday afternoon and got rid of some humidity but the rest of it still seems to ve hanging around.
Its pretty gloomy today and looking like rain but so far nothing.We are under a tornado and thunderstorm watch so we will see what happens?
My mom is now on vacation so I'm excited about that I should get lots of time with her I sure hope so.
Hope your having a great day.

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08/18/2015 02:25.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kallie
That dinner sounds so good, we bet dad really enjoyed it, too. Which way are you traveling? Will you come here first, then head to Philly, New Jersey, etc? Or will you go there first and come here last? Aunt Ginny wants you to stay at her place for the whole week if you want to. I know it all depends on Nana and Shiloh, but your folks can sure use the break.
Hope you are having a great day, Kallie, we love all of you. Hugs, Falco

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08/18/2015 11:04.18 AM Report This Comment  
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