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Raffikki,Cydney, PumBaa & Max say Happy Springtime

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Remembering and missing his sweet buddy Gizmo.


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My Hatch Day is October 10, 2001
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Hi! My name is Raffikki,Cydney, PumBaa & Max say Happy Springtime

I am an African Grey from West End, NC.

Raffi, RaffiCakes, Nubby, The Governor, RaffiBrat, Grumpybutt, Sir Poop-A-Lot

13 years old   M

African Grey

apples, cherries, popcorn, nuts, peanut butter crackers' pasta, PEANUT BUTTER TOAST!!!!!

The top of his cage and in mom's lap

Hates taking a bath unless it is in his water dish

The way mom & dad make me a very special part of their lives!

Does not like towels or rulers.

Step up only when the time is right...
Any other time deserves a bite! Heeeheee!
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  All The Food
Smells so yummy the fids cant wait to dig in.They are hoping after dinner to have a watermelon seed spitting contest and to roast mashmellows.

Come visit me, Hulk Vote Sweetie(269943)BOTM.

05/27/2015 12:20.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi
Mom figures the shot is better than the alternative, which is a long slide into blindness.
Mom had an evolution tour with 7th grade folks today. It was a lot of fun, but it's hard to get that information done in one hour! They started with the fossils in the main hallways, then went into some Paleozoic and Mesozoic areas. By the time they got to Cenozoic, the time was up!!! Mom knew they had another hour on their own, so she suggested they look at the mammals in cenozoic, and go to the second floor to see modern mammals, and hit the third floor for birds. It's too bad they don't schedule 1 1/2 or 2 hour tours for that subject, though. The teacher with the group asked mom if she could schedule her family for a tour with a docent, so mom gave her information and told her to get in touch with visitor services.
It started out rainy this morning, but it sure looks pretty now. Maybe mom will get to the pool this afternoon, just for a little while. They open late this week and next, so if she goes, it will just be for a little while before dinner.
I hope you are having a great sunshine filled day, and getting lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Willie

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

05/27/2015 10:37.11 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Bro
Check out the summer camo's Kevin got us...He's always surprising us with cool stuff !!!
Let's fly by the KB to see what's crackin. And we can show off our summer camo's.

Much love to my sweet family clan
Love your bro
Panther

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05/27/2015 09:18.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi,
HAPPY HUMP DAY!!!

*I am letting all of my BC friends know that on Chipper's page, there is an avatar for the Warriors team in the aviary. It's the blue box that says "Warriors." You can use this to get to the team page. Some of the birdies said they have used it and it makes it a lot easier! I also want to thank everybirdie who has been voting for our team so we can make the 10K. We really do appreciate all of your support!

Hope you're having a good week!! Left a vote for you.

Your friend,
Chipper

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05/27/2015 09:08.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffikki
Cappy sneaks into the computer room unsure of what to do ... he sees the keyboard and thinks that's IT ... He grabs the ESCAPE keys thinking that this is what he wants to do and that this should do the trick. He runs to show Raffikki what he got. Have a great day. Hugs.
Love Cappy

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05/27/2015 05:08.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Raffikki
Glad you were finally able to see the new washcloths mom knit. She's changed her mind and wants to make a patriotic one next. Has a couple in a leaflet already but not sure she has any red, white or blue yarn she'd prefer to use for it.

That is good Tink can have the chicken so she has a lil variety in her diet. So wonderful to hear she is feeling better and playing with her toys.

Will BC ever fix this error?

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

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05/27/2015 05:07.19 AM Report This Comment  
  MorningMr Raffi and friends-from Jenny & LaLo
Today is dad's visiting nurse day, hopefully everything will be routine with no new surprises! We don't have a lot of news at this point, so we won't keep you, happy hump day dear friends, give our love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Love from Jenny, Ms LaLo, & our Dallas family

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05/27/2015 05:06.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffikki
We have tried so many Drs that we have pretty much given up hope. What the Drs can help with (his knees) isn't going to happen cause daddy isn't loosing weight. I guess the older you are the Drs don't seem to care as much ... sigh. It rained and hailed hard yesterday ... no damage thankfully. Have a great hump day. V4U. Hugs.
Love Rudy

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05/27/2015 04:37.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Wednesday Flitzer
Some have asked about my photo. In this photo I am on a birdie-dish having a treat:
"Flitzer Coffee" A touch of coffee with a drop of milk and whipped cream. It is a favorite treat.
The Soy Sauce behind me is simply where Dad keeps it, as he uses Soy instead of Salt when he is cooking.

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Monday evening, Dad shared a favorite movie on DVD "AFTER HOURS" (1985 directed by Martin Scorsese). It's a very "different" dark comedy.
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Hot n muggy this week -preparing us for the Summer ahead.
~Wings Up~

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05/27/2015 03:43.35 AM Report This Comment  
  weeeeeeee
they fids squawk as poppa Jim sets up the slip-n-slide ! They line up each awaiting their turn - mama Erin brings out popsicles for them to enjoy while they wait in the warm sun :) Summertime is great !

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05/27/2015 02:22.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey RaFFi
Doesn't matte how I do it, it's still a mess. Me thinks they need a good nip on the nose. RT

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05/27/2015 01:18.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi
YOUR assignment, is to bug the smell out of BC so they get it fixed. Do not fail.... Har, Har, Har.....

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05/27/2015 01:01.12 AM Report This Comment  
  VOTE SWEETIE PG#269943 BOTM
HEY RAFFI, TODAY WAS CHOPPED UP CHICKEN BREASTS IN CHICKEN RICE. THAT WAS YUMMY.

WE HAD ANOTHER VERY RAINY DAY HERE TDOAY. HOPING THAT MAYBE CAN GET OUTSIDE FOR SOME SUN?? NOT SURE AS THEY SAY WE MAY GET RAIN AGAIN TOMORROW.

SWEETPEPPER

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05/26/2015 09:46.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffikki
We had the storms and rain on and off for days now. You know how it is here!. There was a tornado east of Gaylord tonight.
Our area had a visitor recently. It was a black bear (200 plus pounds). Just checking out some birdfeeders, didn't get ours but got the one next door.
Today was 80 but very dark. Wednesday will be rainy and down to 63 degrees. Wish it would be in the 70's at least. This is day 18 for me with BC problems ... anyone else?
Hugs
Chyna

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05/26/2015 09:31.27 PM Report This Comment  
  The fids All
Take turns running and sliding down the slip and slide squealing with delight.
Soon they are called over for dinner.They all go running all that sliding makes for hungry tummies.

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05/26/2015 07:58.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffikki
I'm wishing you a greyt night and sweet dreams!Love always,Dixie

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05/26/2015 07:58.07 PM Report This Comment  
  HI MY DEAR SWEET RAFFI !!!!
well we certainly had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend here...I am so happy to be here with you and enjoy every day....As for my Parronts they went to New York to celebrate the 1st birthday of their grandson....The rest of my flock back home stayed with skin brother at our house until the Parrots returned...Mom & Dad had a nice time but the trip did make her very tired and she has spent a day just resting....Just pecked a V4U...With many of my warm birdie wing hugs & beak kisses to you my sweet one....Love you...Your forever girlfriend, Cydney :o)

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05/26/2015 07:36.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi, Max and Pumbaa
Happy Tuesday everybirdie, Sweetie here with your BOTM blog for the day. I so enjoy the blogs, I read them each and sometimes twice in case I missed anything. Such great information is available right here among our BC friends. It's been a rather eventual few days. Momma Deb was called on to take in an older Cockatoo, but through many conversations was able to keep him safely in his own home. This poor M-Too was severely plucked and sported a rather nasty hole ( self-inflicted) on his neck. His past owners moved suddenly and gave up him, and an Amazon to a fellow local rescue who deals with small species only. Hola, as he is named was fostered into a home of experienced Companion Parrot owners with no Too experience. After Momma told them about the need for blood work to test for diseases, need to have the wound treated by the Vet and to discover, if possible the reason he is plucking, Hola is now at an Avian Vet under-going treatment.
We, BC Companion Parrot Ambassadors have so much we can share, so much to give to the Avian World. So many of you have done so much to help others learn about life shared with a feathered Fid. Everytime you suggest a good food to someone eying various foods for their Parrot at home you are making a World of difference both to their Bird and also to those whom speak with. It does matter. A few shared words of wisdom can save an innocent Parrot years of neglect, or re-homing. It is better to dissuade someone getting a bird, then remaining silent. From experience I see it often here, in my forever home. People visit, and OH I LOVE THAT ONE! I always wanted one of those? What is it? Can IT talk!? Oh they certainly are told the facts no holds barred. We are loud, messy beyond words, destructive sometimes, expensive, eat only the best out-of-season fruits and can be down right nasty when upset, hormonal or angry. People leave with a new understanding of life with a Parrot. It is not all that TV version of the Macaw on the shoulder talking in cognitive sentences, or a small, flitting bird singing happily in its barred prison.
Mom says she is going to keep close tabs on Hola, so he doesn't fall through the cracks, and disappear forever. She has arranged with the very BEST Cockatoo Sanctuary she knows of in Canada to take him there to live forever. There he will be safe, cared for and loved dearly by the owner, and volunteers.
I want to encourage everyone to get involved in some small way. Some of you have done quite a lot to education people about Companion Parrots. Not everyone has that ability, but we can all offer to be an advisory, to offer help to owners through animal shelters, or a Vet office. You might be surprised how willing they are for someone to refer people to with bird problems.
PLEASE keep sharing your stories they are fabulous.

Come visit me, SKY, Little Angel, jesse & SWEETIE, Let's talk Parrot for May's BOTM.

05/26/2015 06:53.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffikki
This morning started off with bright sunshine but lots of wind.The highs for the day are 70 and the lows for the day will be 60 and right now at 3:00pm its just 70.Mom got us all up and fed us our bean mix and cleaned our cages and room and then she went out to make us some more fresh bean mix as we were completely out of it.She put it in the pan and turned it on low with a cover and left to work on something else while that was cooking.All of a sudden she realized that she had had it still cooking on the stove and ran into the kitchen and it had boiled over onto the cooktop!She shut the stove off and took the pan off the stove and put the over cooked bean mix in the small containers for us and then went to work on getting the stuck on bean mix off the bottom of the pan and had to really scrub the cook top to get that hardened mess off.She finally got that done and then Dad called her and wanted her to take her car down to the car repair shop with the appraisal and get that all set up to be worked on.So after she did a few more chores in the house she got in the car and took it down and Paul looked at it and said it wasn't that bad.She's gonna get a used door and he will check to make sure the window works on it that's what Mom was afraid of.Her appointment for the car is June 15th and it should take anywhere from 4-5 days.Mom will have to find a way to take Nana out for her errands and drs appointment.
Wishing you a greyt day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses for my sweet buddy!Loving you always and forever,Dixie

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

05/26/2015 06:17.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi
Well, when Mom got home from zumba at the gym, she thought she was going to take me out for a sunbath. In fact, she actually did. However after we were out there for less than 5 minutes, Mom decided it was definitely not warm enough, even though it was 1:30 and the warmest part of the day. A cool breeze was blowing, and Mom didn't want to take a chance on my getting chilled. So in we came. Seemed pretty silly to me.

However right after that Mom heated up some enchilada pie for us to share, so I was a happy boy.....till she called me enchilada breath, that is. A guy can't help it if he smells like what he eats, now can he?

And then we tried to blog, but obviously the working out I have been doing has my beak just too darned strong. I was opening the desk drawers even with Mom trying to hold them closed. So she is telling you my story, but I am back in my room. Phooey!

Kiddo

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05/26/2015 03:41.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi,
Hope you had a nice holiday weekend!
Left you a vote. Enjoy your evening!!

Your friend,
Chipper

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05/26/2015 01:22.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Raffi~~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! The pool is finally filled up but it was a bit of a disappointment. There is a room across from the pool which mom says is the control room. They just turned on the faucets and filled it up! Sort of like a bathtub but bigger. Not very exciting at all.
Mom made me some macaroni and peas to cheer me up! Mandy just loves macaroni and cheese so mom baked a pan to give her a treat also. She is a very happy dog! She spent the morning ripping up the wee wee pads and tossing the pieces side to side. Since I do that with the newspaper at the bottom of my cage, I can't say a thing! Mom didn't seem too happy that she ripped them up. They were unused by the way!
I'm off to supervise kitchen cleaning! Mom says if you cook you gotta clean! I didn't cook so I'll just supervise! In mom's case, she cooked and went to the movies yesterday so she has to pay the price!hahahahahaha She saw Tomorrowland and enjoyed it so she says it was worth it!
We didn't know that Tinkerbell was having a problem. I sure hope it doesn't hurt her!! We are praying that she gets well very soon! I hope there are no lasting effects for her. Is she going to have to have a special diet now?
I hope your day is spectacular! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/26/2015 12:22.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi
The lake sounds like fun, too.
Mom got a shot this morning and her eyes are still dilated. The left one is scratchy as well, but that happens with the shots. Anyway, it's a warm cloudy day here today, and we're expecting rain on and off. When mom's eyes clear up, she's going for a manicure. Hope you are having a good day, filled with cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Willie

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

05/26/2015 09:42.15 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Bro
We had an awesome time flying those war planes at Kevin's base. The BBQ was so yummy.
Hey bro check out this bag of stuff Kevin gave us...Water balloons that look like real grenades and helmets..
Let's go scare our lil bros heehee...

Much love to my sweet family clan
Love your bro
Panther

PS...Hi mommy Erin,Raffi,and family
Kevin sends his love. He say's thanks for remembering all our soldiers old and new and honoring them...
He loves you guys soo much !!!

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05/26/2015 09:21.04 AM Report This Comment  
  HELLO FROM LITTLE LUCY
Hello Raffi,
Oh dear, where to begin? Let’s begin with thank you, thank you, thank you for all the lovely wishes for my hatchday and all the congrats on my BOTD win! That was such a big surprise! You are all so kind to keep visiting me when I’m on hiatus. Mommy says that that’s probably the way it will go all summer and into the fall because we’re expecting lots of company this summer from my skin sisters, brother, and grandchildren. Many of them live in other states.
Skin brother was here for Mothers’ Day and stayed for a weeklong visit. Mommy says she just loves that guy. Finny does, too, but me? I just love Mommy! But it is fun to have him around. He makes everyone laugh! We had our bird club meeting last Sunday. Mommy always has to spend Sat. cooking for it ‘cause it’s a yummy potluck. A week ago Monday, Mommy took our Goffin’s, Dolly, for her visit with Dr. O. in Toledo. That takes up most of the day since it’s an hour and a half drive each way. Dr. O. seems to think that Dolly is improving on her regime of meds. She has ABV and has seizures, but they are improving, and she isn’t having very many anymore and they don’t last as long either.
The weather is getting really nice here and we can be out on our porch everyday now. And guess what? We have baby swans after all! The parents came out on our lake Saturday with their four little cygnets! They are so cute…little tiny gray fluff balls! Just thought you’d like to know.
Lots of Love and Hugs from Little Miss Lucy♥

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05/26/2015 08:16.26 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning Mr Raffikki & family, from your pal Jenny
I must say our day started out every nice with gorgeous weather, but right after noon, our MediaCom internet, phone, and TV cable service went down for 4 hours, bummer! After talking to a Mongolian, who could barely speak the language, we are up and running, at least for now, and we will do the best we can to send friendship notes to all our best friends! Love to all in your happy home, you are all very loved by this flock, see ya tomorrow...

Forever love from Jenny & our Dallas family

PS~Our dear pal Mr Cookie is in his countdown to Summer vacation, let's all help him (22days and counting), we love you Cookie & aunt Mary...

Come visit me, Ziggy~Jen & I at the McAviary-good times!!, Jenny Genie~Go ahead, make a wish, I will help you, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, Angel Christy~Summer with my sister Jenny love her, Ms LaLo~Friesan Fire & I, racing for the Roses!.. & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

05/26/2015 08:08.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffikki
Dad has a buldginf inward vertebrae in his neck and has some arthritis in his back. He also has side / flank pain which the Drs can't will not diagnoses. Both the folks think its a kidney issue but no Drs admit to it. He has a lesion on his Kidney but the Drs say that shouldn't cause problems .... yeah right. That's why Drs are called "Practicing Medicine" and they don't listem to there patients. Dada has seen several kidney specialists and they all same the same ... his "function" is fine. Sigh. What's a family to do? Have a great day. Hugs.
Love Rudy

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05/26/2015 05:10.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Raffikki
Sounds like Tink is hungry if eating the food but if not much then probably isn't fond of the taste. Hopefully the vet has different flavor/brand that she'd like better. Is regular food okay for her? Skinsis feeds furball fresh chicken and veggies most days (it's what mom fed her when furball lived here) and doubt any meat would be fat free but don't think chicken is high fat if no skin. So wonderful that Tink is playing with her toys. That is a good sign.

When we first fly to a page the pics and blogs are all there. If we vote first then everything disappears. So, try looking first before voting or blogging to check the gallery and the blogs. Know reading the blogs at the KB is helpful, heehee.

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

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05/26/2015 04:51.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffikki
Cappy points to a page and it shows how to enable disable motion sensing and sending emails, it looks like most of this can be set remotely or by the computer. Probably have better luck sneaking into the computer room than getting moms phone but even that is slim .... any ideas? Have a great day. V4U. Hugs.
Love Cappy

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05/26/2015 04:25.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Tuesday
Hello from Flitzer.

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05/26/2015 03:12.49 AM Report This Comment  
  By the time everyone wakes up Tuesday
their tummies are rumbling ! It was a great day of parading around the house waving their flags and having a cook out :) They all wish everyday were a holiday !

After breakfast the fids check the list of "things to do this summer" to see what today holds . . .

Come visit me, Cookie waiting for summer fun, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

05/26/2015 02:19.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi
I see that BC is still a mess. 5 times to log on, and seems no one has blogs or pictures. R T

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05/26/2015 12:54.26 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffikki
Oh yes, we had the rain storms. But, they gave us a break for our BBQ and now tonight ... we are starting all over. Looks like a good time to build an ark!
The rain stopped in time for the BBQ today ... YAY ... my tummy is full! A lot of t-storms coming on Tuesday 11am to 11pm. But, Thursday and Friday will be greyt patio weather. Hope every bird enjoyed their weekend.
Hugs
Chyna

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05/25/2015 10:49.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Raffi!
Just a quick fly by--getting late, Mom says. Let me know what you think of the watermelon seeds when you get to try them. I can't wait til they are here again!

Your buddy with wings hugs comin' atcha!
Kaji

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05/25/2015 09:36.04 PM Report This Comment  
  VOTE SWEETIE PG#269943 BOTM
HEY RAFFI, OH YES I GOT TO HAVE SOME BITES OF G-PA'S FAMOUS TASTY BURGERS YESTERDAY AND TODAY. I DO NOT LIKE HAMBURGER UNLESS ITS G-PA'S FAMOUS GRILLED BURGERS OR HIS FABULOUS MEATLOAF.

IT RAINED ALL MORNING HERE TILL ABOUT 1PM. BUT IT WAS VERY WINDY AND NOT AS WARM AS THE WEATHERMEN SAID IT WAS. SO NO OUTSIDE TIME FOR US. MAY NOT GET ANY TOMORROW EITHER AS ITS GOING TO RAIN AGAIN.

WE DID HAVE A NICE DAY THOUGH.

SWEETPEPPER

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05/25/2015 09:34.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffikki
This morning was a bright but cool sunny morning with the highs of 72 lows of 60 right now its cloudy dark and 70 cold degrees.Mom got us all up this morning after she got dad off to work and cleaned our cages and fed us and swept our room and then proceeded to get all the laundry washed and on the line.Then she made a ricotta cheesecake and a crustless pumpkin pie.Dad came home around 1:30pm and he got the grill out and all set up for our BBQ and while he did that Mom went and got the hamburgers and the hot dogs and rolls and condiments on the tray.Dad brought two deck chairs down to the lawn and while we stayed on the deck they ate on the lawn by the grill,the day kept getting colder and colder and the sun never came back out!Mom,dad and all of us had a nice relaxing time enjoying the BBQ until a big hawk came circling low in the sky over us!Mom looked up along with dad and couldn't believe the wingspan on that thing nearly 5 feet wide!Mom jumped up and ran to the deck and hauled both our cages inside the door.I can't tell if the hawk smelled the burgers and hotdogs or US!Mom wasn't taking any chances on that though.Then after Mom and dad were done eating,Mom took everything inside and cleaned up and then she and dad went out back to get the laundry in.There was so much of it and dad helped Mom get them off the lines for her and then as Mom folded the laundry,he took all his stuff upstairs and put it away.Now Mom is deciding whether to close all the windows or just leave some open for a while longer.The sun was nice while it was out but it never lasted long!
Wishing you a greyt Memorial day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses!Loving you always and forever,my awesome buddy,Love Dixie
Don't forget to get to Name That Tune pg#231616 for a chance to win a beautiful juke box for your very own and a special prize pic for guessing the theme of the week!

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05/25/2015 06:11.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Remember Our Heroes!!
Hi Raffi,

Well, this Memorial Day has been a good one for food. After two days of prep, Dad put two enchilada pies in the oven to bake. Fresh roasted chile peppers and fresh ground dried chiles, fresh cilantro, Mexican cheese, corn tortillas and best of all the meat: Pastor (Mexican BBQ) from the Valley Market butcher's shop. Lots more stuff, but it is all Dad's secret recipe. Mom and I shared a bowl, and Mom's mouth wanted more even when her tummy said enough.

However there are much more important things to think about today. Mom's dad served in WWI, but he got sent over right as things ended and never had to fight. Her brother served a tour in Viet Nam, but he was in the Signal Corps and never had to shoot anyone. Over the years many others were not so lucky, and many others never came home at all. Let's take a minute to remember their sacrifices. And if you haven't read the Memorial Day Program on the Calendar page, you will want to get on over there and check it out. Great job Director Popeye!

Head bowed in gratitude,
Kiddo

Come visit me, BOTM CALENDAR PAGE, BOTM Founding Feathers, Wedding photos & Kiddo says vote 4 Sweetie #269943 for BOTM!.

05/25/2015 03:32.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi, Max and Pumbaa
Hello everybirdie, Sweetie here on this damp, dull Monday herein Napanee, Ontariot. With less then a week left in this month, I wanted to take a brief look at a few of the blogs you left on my page to share with everyone. I have enjoyed reading all of your comments, and encourage everybirdie to share in the discussion. I was reading this morning and came across Miss Chyna's blog. It brought back many memories to me about my beginnings here in the Sky Flock. Chyna was very blessed indeed that her Momma and Daddy found her when they did. Dirty, hungry and sick she was being sold to whoever had the money to take her away. What a shame some people look at us and only see a value sign written in dollars. My story as you all know was different, but in a sense was also based on money.
Sometimes birds arrive into home with hidden illnesses, but there are a lot that were sold or given away because they were sick and their former owners did not or could not afford the money to have them treated by a Veterinarian. I am asking to see how many of you were outwardly ill when re-homed? How many were being housed in sub-standard, dirty conditions? How many of you were without food, or being given poor, low quality or incorrect foods?
My Momma Deb feels there should be standards set for those who retail Companion Parrots whether a private owner or as a business (Pet Stores, Breeders etc). In general the animal welfare laws of our countries are behind the times, lack sufficient depth to make necessary changes, and fall short in the juridical system. Laws set to protect us many times lead to fines, or a probational period of "owning or possessing an animal." Many of you may recall the tragic murder of Ozzie an CAG in Alberta Canada. Stolen from her front porch and brutally abused her murderers, three teens got away with a crime that united the Parrot World to fight for stiffer sentences,and more explicit laws to be written to protect ALL animals.
Many have shared this month that they have seen sick Companion Parrots sold in Pet Stores. Often when this fact is brought to staffs attention, they shrug it off and do nothing. Few chain stores will spend the money to take an ill bird to a Veterinarian for treatment. After all it effects their profit margin. Many times when an ill bird is pointed out it is removed from the display cage to die alone in the back of the store. Some stores even have made it their "policy" that sick animals, birds included be "humanely" killed by placing it into a box in their freezer. That is not humane, freezing to death, alone in the dark. Some stores have admitted that they are told by "head-office" that this is how they are to treat sick animals in the store.
Bird Channel members are a small group, but we have a voice to cry out for changes. We are not a commodity. We are loving, feeling, sensitive Creatures that deserve respect, care and to be loved for who we are!

Come visit me, SKY, Little Angel, jesse & SWEETIE, Let's talk Parrot for May's BOTM.

05/25/2015 02:00.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi
Today we are remembering those who gave their lives for our country. Mom's parents both served, and mom's brother just brought out a newspaper article from WWII honoring her dad and 3 of his brothers who were all serving. the article mentioned the silver star her dad earned, too.
Folks at the center were busy this weekend. They got the shade cloth over a new enclosure where they will keep more hutches for RVS species like ground hogs and skunks, and built 2 new aviaries to share the same space. The good news is that there's only one groundhog out there right now. She also did outdoor raccoon areas today. After a sweaty morning at the outdoor cages, she put up possum food, did dishes and a little filing before coming home to change for the pool.
The afternoon was glorious, lots of folks at the pool, lots of sunshine as well. Now mom is home where she will water plants if it doesn't rain, take care of us, and make a little dinner. Tomorrow morning mom has an eye appointment, so we will try to get online, but if her eyes are dilated or scratchy, maybe not until late in the day.
I hope you are having a great day and getting lots of sunshine, cuddles, and scritches. Hugs, Willie

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

05/25/2015 01:18.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffikki
Happy Memorial day!!Thank you for inviting me over I will be on my way.Good thing too we are due for more rain today with storms.Maybe I could even bring my slip and slide.

Come visit me, Hulk Vote Sweetie(269943)BOTM.

05/25/2015 01:00.21 PM Report This Comment  
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