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RAFFI AND PUMBAA LOVE CYDNEY!!!!!!!!

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Remembering and missing his sweet buddy Gizmo.
Remembering his sweet Angel Sally

Raffikki chose me and won my heart!

My Hatch Day is October 10, 2001
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Hi! My name is RAFFI AND PUMBAA LOVE CYDNEY!!!!!!!!

I am an African Grey from West End, NC.

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

12 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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  Hi Raffi
Thanks! I never look at the numbers, didn't even know I was close! Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, Divo, welcoming his old buddy Tooth home & Falco, fly free, Tooth.

08/28/2014 08:50.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi
The pool will close on Labor day, boohoo (mom says, not I). Yesterday after the pool, mom made eggplant patties and breaded zucchini in the oven. It worked wonderfully well, they look fried, but don't have all that grease on/in them. Nothing better than eggplant and zucchini this time of year.
Today she's dropping off some of those goodies to Aunt Gin, then later having dinner with her sister. It's going to be a kind of laid back, calm day for us and for mom for a change. Of course, we will get our cages cleaned today since garbage pickup is tomorrow, but we will still have mom's attention all day.
I hope you are having a great day filled with sunshine and cuddles. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, Divo, welcoming his old buddy Tooth home & Falco, fly free, Tooth.

08/28/2014 08:47.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Panther and Raffi finish making thier regalia
For the Eagle dance...
Then they go to the sweat lodge. Tall Bull brings them in after they smudge them self with the smoke from sage.

Tall Bull tells the boys they have four rounds to complete to complete the four directions. North, west, East, and South.

Tall Bull tell's the boys when they fall asleep in the sweat lodge they will have dreams that he will answer for them.

Tall Bull brings in four warriors to support Panther and Raffi.

They start chanting and beating the drum as Tall Bull brings in hot rock's and puts them in the fire.
The rocks start steaming and Raffi and Panther close their eyes and pray for purification.

Panther and Raffi are sitting on a hundred year old buffalo hide which is an honor.

The sweat lodge get's hotter and hotter.
Panther tells Raffi are you ready for our journey together ???
Raffi say's yes I am !!!

The heat gets more intense and so does the
chanting.

Tall Bull tells the boys you will feel so good once you have been through your sweat.

Raffi and Panther hold wings as they fall asleep with Tall Bull guiding them through their journey

Much Love to my sweet family clan
Love your bro
Panther.

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08/28/2014 08:32.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raff from the wrangler/gun slinger- Jen Lynn
It is 65 degrees at my home and will warm to the mid-seventies with a good chance of rain for the next 3 days! We are ll prepping for the Milonga County Fair, I hope Ziggy does well, he sure is getting hard to live with lately, he has been grooming and riding Hambone every day, and looking very fast! Have a great throw back Thursday, and give my love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Love from Jenny & our family

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08/28/2014 08:26.13 AM Report This Comment  
  HELLO FROM LITTLE LUCY
Hi Raffi,
The good news is that Daddy is doing better, but the bad news is that he'll have to stay in MediLodge until Sept. 25th. Mommy was trying to get Daddy moved to a facility closer to home, but they just called and said that they couldn't take him because they couldn't get the IV antibiotic that he's on. Mom doesn't buy that, but whatever can she do? She tried discussing it with the admissions person who called, but they just kept saying the same thing. So I guess he'll have to stay where he is. He's so disappointed. But hey, I got to spend time with him yesterday and he liked that.

We live on a lake, too. It's very small, but it's pretty. Mommy tried opening the pool a little earlier this year around the second week in June. Boy, was she sorry! Our lake is surrounded by cottonwood trees and she knew better! Normally she waits until after the cottonwood are finished shedding their "cotton", but she got a little anxious this year. She won't do that again. It really messes with the filter and she has to be out there skimming multiple times a day! Because of having to wait so long for the cotton to stop flying, our swimming pool season is pretty short. She is so ready to be over with that now that the grandkids are mostly grown except for one. Hardly anyone uses the pool anymore. It's just too much work and too big of an expense especially since Daddy has been sick so much.
Love and Big Hugs from Little Lucy♥

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08/28/2014 08:11.15 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Raffikki
Yes, that '89 quake was very scary. There were aftershocks for a long time. Fortunately the power was only out for a few hours and the plumbing wasn't affected. Everyone in the neighborhood checked on each other, but where the parronts lived no real damage. Good that skinbro and wife live in the safer strucuture but inside should have big things bolted and nothing heavy up high.

The kids around here finished the school year the first week of June. When mom was a kid it was mid-June and school began beginning of Sept but it gradually moved though not sure why.

The parronts saw the grand briefly a few days ago. They sure miss seeing her everyday. Think mom'll have to try to visit on a day she only works a half day since her work is halfway to where skinsis lives.

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

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08/28/2014 04:58.29 AM Report This Comment  
  with all the splashing going on
all four fids as well as the piggies are smelling pretty ! Raffi and Cookie get Pumbaa and Petunia ready to head back to Raffi's house while Scarlet and Teiko gather the basket of snacks . . .

As soon as they come through the door mama Erin smells how pretty they all are and calls Lori to sniff them too :)

Come visit me, Cookie and Petunia - ready to win !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

08/28/2014 04:40.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi, 14,282
We had a big cooling of yesterday, cause it only hit 90. Gosh, that's so much better than the last few weeks when we managed to hit 100 several days.

Come visit me, Jetta.

08/28/2014 01:28.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi,
Angel Sally hugs him as she can't Wai for the piggy races and asks him is it this weekend??

I'll be your Angel cheerleader !! :). They sit and watch the sunrise their favorite time of morning as he feeds the duckies. Remember to remind me and let me know what page the races are at so me and mom don't get lost this time okay ??

Thanks sweetie!! She snuggles with her favorite Raffikins as he feeds the duckies and enjoy the sunrise and talk about if her mom should work at the zoo and how great that would be. :)

Love & hugs,

Your forever Angel Sallykins

Come visit me, Angel Sally says smile when you think of us Angels, Pookie Riding Cody & Laka Aolani says have a safe summer !! :)..

08/28/2014 12:41.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi
HAPPY HUMPDAY

the strangest thing today. mom found a big pile of big black ants dead on the carpet in the dining room. she wondering if they had been poisoned by the neighbor and managed to get as far as our dining room before they died.

well the 1 bag of food mom found from a store in new jersey said they won't be able to ship it til october which means they are waiting for someone to ship it to them. in the meantime mom ordered a bag of softbill pate from new hampshire which arrive today. its triple the price of the other food and only a quarter of the size.. also its not at all what mom wanted but it will have to do. hope it lasts until october.

love Boo Boo

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08/27/2014 11:24.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffikki
I bet that's the same stuff that dad is using. It fills in missing spots and coats and seals the wood. But, mom says it's hard on the feet, not like wood. But, it won't be slippery. It's not a problem for us as it's only the side deck with a little seating area under a small pergola. We really use the big patio on the back of the house.
What a nice fall day we had today. It was 70 degrees with a little sun. It's 55 degrees tonight. That pet store was 35 miles away. They only had toys for keets and LARGE parrots. What about us medium parrots? I say we protest!
Hugs
Chyna

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08/27/2014 10:49.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi
Yep Hamlet and I are ready to race. I had to give him another bath today...he sure gets dirty!!
I am still molting and losing feathers. They sure make me feel itchy and will be glad when they quit itching so bad too. At least with the nice days I get a quick bath and then sit out side in the sun and that helps not to feel so itchy too. I did sit out today while mom read the paper but it was a little cloudy off and on but got some good yelling in to the wild birds while I was out there at least LOL. “If your alone, I’ll be your shadow. If you want to cry, I’ll be your shoulder. If you want a hug I’ll be your pillow. If you need to be happy, I’ll be your smile. But anytime you need a friend, I’ll just be me. Your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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

08/27/2014 07:18.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffikki
It was a nice warm day here today in the 80's and Mom got us all cleaned up and our bean mix in our cages and then skin sis came and picked her up with Nana and they took off to Hyannis to run some errands.They went to Bed,Bath and Beyond so Nana could get a new blender,then they checked out Christmas Tree Shop and got a few things there,Mom got a new plush bath mat for her bathroom upstairs,then they went to Kmart and Nana got a few things,then to Kohl's but they couldn't find anything there,then to Shaws and Mom got some good grilling meat for the grill,then they stopped to eat some Chinese food and then skin sis stopped at the ice cream place and they got some soft serve ice cream with chocolate sprinkles on it!Mom was so full she had to pop her pants by then!Nana was getting tired so they went home after that and dropped Mom off first.Mom put all the meats in the freezer and then got us all cleaned out and fed as my dad came home a minute after they had got home here and dropped Mom off.Mom got dad his dinner and while it was heating up Mom took us all outside to enjoy the rest of the day and what was left of the sunshine which wasn't much.While we were all out there waiting for the humming bird to show up,dad saw a goldfinch which we haven't had here for years!He was so pretty with his bright yellow feathers and he came to the thistle feeder which Mom keeps for the chickadees!We used to have so many of those goldfinches and Mom couldn't keep the thistle seed in stock fast enough!Now she's got so much of it and no one likes it that much,once in a while we'll see a sparrow eating some of it but the chickadees do like it but they've been rare this summer,but tonight there were several of them here eating and bathing!Mom and dad stayed out on the deck with us til it started to get cold and then we all went back into the house.It was such a beautiful day here and the highs were 81 and the lows will be 64.
BC is really driving us crazy tonight with constant cycling and giving us the error page and its taking us forever to get one blog out!GRRRRRR!!!!I can imagine that that Mac N Cheese kept everyone busy til the bowls were all cleaned!I'm hoping to get more egg noodles tomorrow when Mom gets back again!
Wishing you a greyt day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses to my sweet BFF!Loving you always and forever,Dixie

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

08/27/2014 06:53.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi
Well, Mom still needs a little kick in the booster to get back on her schedule with me. She got out of the habit of my sunbath, so although we got out there in the little carrier this morning it was already 11AM and already hot. Dad came out to check and make sure we were not getting too warm, but Mom had me in partial shade and her completely in the shade....which was kind of nice because it was the shade of the gardenia tree and smelled really nice.

Then she came inside with me, had half an Ensure (a whole one fills her up too much!) and read with me for the required hour of sitting upright. And read, and read. I got over an hour and a half of Mom reading time! Then she decided to take a little nap, but she can't lie down in the middle of the day for long so after 15 minutes she gave up on that.

Dad is going to the Ranch Market this afternoon for his deli meat for sandwiches since he goes back to work on Tuesday. Mom wanted to drive him there, but he says she isn't ready yet. He'll let her drive herself to the doc for her follow up tomorrow, but today is too soon. What a bossy guy! He is letting her come along for the exercise, and no cripple cart this time. She plans to walk the store. It has been one week today, and the doc said she should be getting exercise starting now. And another sign of healing? Those incisions are really starting to itch!!!

Don't forget the Milonga County Fair is this weekend. The big announcement with all the events and entertainments will be on the Calendar Page tomorrow.

Kiddo & Freckles, ready for the Black Bart

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08/27/2014 03:04.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 27--Bring it on Bart!
Well, howdy all, Chuey here with our Cattle Drive Update. We made this side of San Saba at Pegleg Crossing by mid-afternoon, but he herds were weary from the quick pace, so we pitched camp early and set about puttin' guards on watch. We'd gotten word back from Sky regardin what they'd been findin' out from thoise Rustlers and Black Bart. As told by Sky, Jenny Holiday Earp Hickok took to visitin again;
"..I want to speak to my old friend alone for a moment!" Jen sits tall in her saddle and rides to meet up with Mr Bart! The two old friends shake wings and Jen says "back off Blackie, let my friends & herd pass peacefully!" Not liking that, Bart slaps leather but Jen pulls hers first, and all of a sudden, Bart is looking down the bore of Jenny's deadly 44! JL holsters her weapon, and says,"ride away, we are even friend" with a quick shoulder bump, the two return to their own people! Jen is under orders not to cause any disturbance and is waiting furthers orders from Trail Boss Ms Chuey."
Chuey rubs her chin, shakin her head, " Sky, Go pick out a dozen birds and post them around Bart's camp, have' em on the ready. We're fixin' to have us a shoot-out!"
Jedi rides over to speak with Chuey, "Boss, I brought you some Cheyenne scouts from my family at the rez. They will watch over us and make sure all of us are safe and not harmed. They will be watching over us with bows and arrows ready !" Chuey looked around, then Jedi pointed to the distant hills, Lifting his Arm, Chuey saw two scouts raise Bows high over their heads. "Thanks pardner, we're well prepared"
Jenny rode away to rejoin Chyna watchin from a distance. "He ain't gonna let this be." Chyna grinned knowin' he was goin' ride his band of rustlers into a mess of trouble."

" Ok boyz, They think they have us scared, Well, we'll be seein' to that" Bart laughs his wicked laughter echoing off the hills and rocks. " get yourselves ready, we're goin' callin" Bart laughs again louder, evil and menacing. His gang of mangy rustlers grin, gettin into their boss's merriment. "Yes sir ye, we'll show'em " twitch says as he saddles up his nag. Mountin up, they ride off to collect themselves a herd of long-horns. Arriving in the rocky brush by the river, they wait for their payday to arrive from down the trail.
" Boss, Boss, we'er all set." Pookie says, riding past to join the point riders out front carryin' their long-riffles across their saddles, Panther, tips his hat and nods, he's ready and waitin' for the show to begin. Cori, Sugar and Falco hold the herd into a straight line for the River ahead, swing-ridin' all the while keepin' eyes on the trail and hills close by. Sweetpepper, with Sweetie and Kacey carry newborn calves on their saddles, too young for the quickened pace of the herd."
Trail Boss Chuey 245908

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08/27/2014 01:56.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi pal, from Jenny Lynn
I am wishing you and everybody in your world a very happy hump day! Our weather has finally relented a little, we will be 10 to 15 degrees cooler, for the next week or so! Have a great day my dear BC friends, give my love who all who touches your life in a positive way, see ya tomorrow...

Hump day love from Jenny & Ms LaLo, & my family

Come visit me, Ziggy & Hambone at the Fair~We're in it to win it, Jen Lynn~Looking for the elusive rustlers..., Limon Dallas~Thanks for BOTD, I love my new home!, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, QUEEN ANGEL CHRISTY~Thanks for the honor of BOTD, Ms LaLo-Waiting for the County Fair, such fun! & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

08/27/2014 01:50.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Raffi! I'm BAAACKK!! I Hope Not Like....
...a bad penny! Thanks for all the nice cards, calls, prayers & wellness thoughts for my Mom. She thought she'd never shake that lupus/RA flare. It didn't help at all because of that infected tooth. Any infection or illness, she's to stop taking the RA medicine. She's to leave it out of her medication taking until 2 weeks after the antibiotic in finished. That ended up being 3 weeks of no medicine to keep that RA in check. Once she started it up again, that's when she thought she should be getting better, instead she felt worse. That's because that kind of medicine has to "build up" to be effective in warding off the RA symptoms. She told me her hair even hurt! She couldn't even get out of bed some days. But she would try everyday. When she really felt terrible it was because her fever was so high. It would swing back & forth between 101 & 102. She had called her doctor about that & he was wondering if the tooth problem had come back. So, she had to be run up to the dentist's office just to rule that out. Thank goodness, it was all okay. Mom sure didn't want anymore drilling for China going on in her mouth again. It was just healing up nicely. Anyway, Mom has heard that somethings that are just the run of the mill everyday things that humans will go through, that it might be a bit harder for her because of her illnesses. This is the first significant trouncing she has taken from dental work. Her immune system is run by the 3 Stooges & she's quite sure of it! Things it's suppose to do, it does the opposite of it or goes overboard doing too much. Mom's glad it's over with & is now trying to "catch up". She went to her email & it was a thousand plus emails in there. She almost went back to bed seeing that many! I had to coax her out with me saying cutie things to her like, "come have a birdy day!" and also, "I want some toast!" I thought expressing my needs would kick start the "Mom instinct" in her to help her along. It's worked some.

Well, I think I better ask for some "treats" before it gets too close to dinner time.

Can't wait for this Saturday! Piggy races are going to be so awesome! Good luck to you & Pumba!

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08/27/2014 01:37.34 PM Report This Comment  
  The four Friends
All go racing into the kitchen but slip as they are going in so they all go sliding across the kitchen floor.They get up and sit around the table and see they have a whole spread of food.
Mama Sansy asks they what they would like to do after lunch?

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08/27/2014 01:10.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi
If the squirrels (Raccoons, skunks, possums) come in as a litter, they don't need the cuddle buddies, but if they come in as singletons, they need something to cuddle up to. Later, the raccoons use them as punching bags, or beat up buddies.
This morning mom got the letters to the tax folks off in the mail. She sent 2, one for the municipal tax and one for the school tax, and both went certified, so she'll have a record of them being collected. She is hoping that will lead to a quick refund, but we all think she's having a pipe dream. After mailing the letters, she went to 4 stores before she found the right vitamins for her eyes that the retina people told her to take. You would think they'd be easier to find than that.
Now she's home, the house is clean, and she isn't going back outside until the pool opens at 3:30, so she's ours for the day. It's another beautiful summer day here, hope you are having the same. Get lots of love today! Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, Divo, welcoming his old buddy Tooth home & Falco, fly free, Tooth.

08/27/2014 09:20.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Panther and Raffi wake up
They smell a yummy breakfast cooking and they go to Tall Bulls kitchen.
Everyone greets them and sits them at the table to eat.

Tall Bull tells the boys that today they will be making their traditional regalia for the Eagle dance.
This is a big thing and they do it once a year.
Tall Bull brings in eagle feathers and buck hide with earth paint.
He tells the boys they have been picked to lead the Eagle Dance.
The Eagle Dance will be on Friday.

Tomarrow Tall Bull will build a sweat lodge for Panther and Raffi so they can purify themselves and pray so they will be able to meet the Eagle Spirit...
They must be pure and clean.
This is an honor !!!

Panther and Raffi are so excited !!! Raffi tells Panther this is awesome...

Much love to my sweet family clan
Love your bro
Panther

Come visit me, Jedi , Cheyenne said yes. I'm Riding the wind, Snowflake says. I'm getting married to Apache..., Tweety... Princess is my wife ! V4 CHUEY PG 245908 & Panther loves Coconut....

08/27/2014 09:09.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Raffikki
The '89 earthquake was south of where the parronts live and much closer so they felt it. They'd only been married a few months so were living in what's called a 4-plex so their unit had bedroom upstairs and above their living room/kitchen was another resident. The carport had those poles that hold up the roof. Even though it was deemed structurally safe by the handyman who inspected it dad wasn't convinced so they moved temporarily in with his mom. The one night they'd returned there was an aftershock and since they only had a couple months left on their lease gave notice and rented a storage shed while they looked for a new place. This was long before we were hatched. Minor damage for the most part for residences in the area.

The kids here returned to school on the 18th. Yesterday mom started work later than usual and ran into the the crazy parront drivers, but at least she wasn't too close to the actual drop off areas. Then there was the back up for the freeway, yikes!

Our dad is feeling okay and the hearing test on Fri will show if those treatments have helped.

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

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08/27/2014 05:46.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Raffi and Cookie lead the piggies out
as Scarlet and Teiko sit on the sideline tossing out encouragement and oreos ! After a couple gentle laps they decide to try a real run ! GO GO GO yell Raffi and Cookie !

Birds and piggies are hot after the workout and the fids take the piggies to the barn where they pour some jasmine bubble bath into a small pool . . . Pumbaa and Petunia hop right in splashing and oinking !

Come visit me, Cookie and Petunia - ready to win !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

08/27/2014 05:34.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi
We moan and groan about how hot it is, what will we do when old man winter shows his ugly face. FREEZE?

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08/27/2014 12:40.01 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi
you know pharecutical companies have lots of cures for rare disease but they won't make them because since so few people have the disease ithe companies feel they can't make enough profit.

mom been having a heck of a time trying and find my food. the store in new hampshire where she buys my pate no longer carries my food because it was made in england by a german company who no longer distributes in the untied states. mom feels i do as well as i do because of this pate. anyway she found a store on amazon that had one bag left which is from new jersey.

love Boo Boo

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08/26/2014 11:22.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffikki
Yeah, it was the huge amount of snow on the deck for a long long time. It damaged the wood a lot. So, dad put this stuff on it that is suppose to fill and repair the damage. Mom says it looks ok but is rough to walk on barefoot.
We'll take any "summer" we can get this year!
We are back to 72 degrees and partly sunny. Not sure if I should put my swimsuit away. Maybe I'll wait a while. I hope to go shopping with mom tomorrow. She says I can get a new toy if they have one for a YCM.
Hugs
Chyna

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08/26/2014 11:05.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffikkins,
Mom was up all morning trying to finish up applying online for a job with the Honolulu Zoo in the Parrot section.

I pray that she gets it. The deadline was today at noon. Mom sent it in at 4:44 am this morning.

So, let's cross our limbs that she gets to work in the zoo with the parrots. :)

Love, your cow polkin rope quawkin tide walking, praying Angel Sallykins :)

Come visit me, Angel Sally says smile when you think of us Angels, Pookie Riding Cody & Laka Aolani says have a safe summer !! :)..

08/26/2014 08:09.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffikki
We got outside this afternoon and had our soaking showers and got to sit in the sunshine!Then Mom brought us all out some snacks,fresh watermelon,cantaloupe and grapes,then we got to join Mom and dad for dinner on the deck and we got egg noodles for dinner and were they soooo goood!Then my dad told Candida to be a good little bat bird and stick her red belly up so the hummer could see it and come over but the hummer never showed up tonight!It started to get cold so Mom took us all inside the house!Skin sis sends you her love and thanks you sooo much for thinking of her!
Wishing you a greyt day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses to my sweet BFF!Loving you always and forever,Dixie

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

08/26/2014 07:35.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Every one
Keeps sliding down the slip and slide getting soaking wet when they hear mama Sandy call to them and ask if they are ready for lunch?

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08/26/2014 06:52.45 PM Report This Comment  
  HELLO FROM LITTLE LUCY
Hi Raffi,
Yes, we're on the BC list...#57. Daddy did enjoy being home. Tomorrow Mommy is going to bring him home again after his doctor's appointment. He's already ordered pork chops and salad with fresh tomatoes for lunch. He loves Mommy's cooking.

We're had summer here today....sunny and in the 80's. WooHoo! We were hoping our deck would finally dry out, but then late this afternoon it poured. I can hardly believe that this is the last week of August! I'll bet the pool hasn't been used a half dozen times this year!...a new record, and not a good one. That makes every swim VERY expensive considering that it cost Mommy about $2,000. this year to open it, get the water delivery, the new pump and chemicals and then the closing next month! Mommy can't wait to move away from this hole in the ground that she throws money into.
Love and Big Hugs from Little Miss Lucy♥

Come visit me, Mr. Finnegan, Daisy - R.I.P. - BOTW 9/17-9/23/07 & Miss Lucy Blue.

08/26/2014 06:48.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi
In case you didn’t get cake and ice cream or any other foods from my hatchday yesterday there is plenty left so just help your self. Sunday evening mom and dad went to see the Duquesne University Tamburitzans perform. They both enjoyed it a lot. The singing and dancing was from the European countries so mom had no idea what the words were but dad knew a few of the words. Mom said it sounded very pretty any way and dad agreed. The costumes were so colorful and added to the show as well. By the time the parronts got home I was sound asleep but I did come out to give mom a kiss good night and then mom covered me up and I soon fell back to sleep again. “If your alone, I’ll be your shadow. If you want to cry, I’ll be your shoulder. If you want a hug I’ll be your pillow. If you need to be happy, I’ll be your smile. But anytime you need a friend, I’ll just be me. Your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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

08/26/2014 06:04.11 PM Report This Comment  
  HI My SWEET DEAR RAFFI !!!
Oh yes we certainly had a great time picking apples and Pumbaa was so funny..Pick one apple and eat the next one...Apples are suppose to be good for you so I guess it was okay that he ate so many...Maybe it will make him stronger and ready for the race...Thank you sweetie for saying I did a good job...You know I love being able to help your parronts doing what ever they need...Cannot wait until we start to bake today....Yummy Apple Pie...Hmmmmm....Love you so much Raffi..Just pecked a vote for you....With many of my warm birdie wing hugs & beak kisses....Your forever girlfriend, Cydney ...<3...<3...<3.... :o)

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

08/26/2014 03:57.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi
Now this is a good day! My mom is recovered enough from the surgery to actually start using her brain again, and she realized my old outdoor carrier is light enough for her to lift with no problem. It is really small and there are no toys inside, but it is carrieable. (I know, that's not a real word, but it works.) Anyway we got out there today, and I was a perfect boy even without toys or nutriberries (won't fit thru the bars). I was just so happy to be outside again. So now we will do that until I complain about the cramped quarters, or Mom can lift the good carrier again. Oh, and I climbed right inside, so you know I was ready for some sun.

And now I am sitting on my mom's knee while she types for me, and Dad is staying in the living room so we don't clash. Can it get any better than this? Mom sits in my room (or in here typing) every time she has a little something to drink (aka eat), and she stays upright for an hour min. That sure works for me, as long as that sitting up is done with yours truly. And I am being the best bird ever. She went back and revoted on this week's poll for #1, even if I do fluff and growl at Dad. Needless to say lots of cuddles for all this good behavior.

Kiddo

Come visit me, BOTM CALENDAR PAGE, BOTM Founding Feathers, Wedding photos & Kiddo says vote for Ms. Chuey #245908 for BOTM!!!.

08/26/2014 01:54.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 26- troubles comin our way
Howdy cow-wranglers, Chuey here with today's Cattle Drive Update. We rode double watches during the night to keep an eye open for our friend Black Bart. We were waitin' for him and his raggedy band of vultures to swoop down on our herd and run' em off in the middle of the night, but all was quiet. Too quiet!
"Boss," Polly whispers " what' d ya think he's up too?"
"Well, ain't too sure. He's been trailin' us since we headed out, ain't sure at all" I answered, not sure what to say beyond that.
" JL and Sky sent back word through Kiddo and Spot that Black Bart had hankered down over yonder by Llano. They been talkin' real quiet-like, makin plans" Jedi reports. I nod, and give Cutter his head as we make one round of the herd to update the others on what I just learned.
We kept the herd close-up and movin' pretty steady through the mornin' and by mid-day we'd already covered six miles. I'd just set down to some hot vittles when Chyna came gallopin' in, stoppin in a cloud of dust and horse sweat. " the rustlers are saddled up and movin to the rocks west of Beef Trail Crossin'. Jenny-Lynn and Sky are followin' 'em so they don't make a slip on us and get us by surprise. "
Chyna hopped off Dyna-Dancer, and Rio grabbed the lead and walked her to the corral, stripin' her saddle off and rubbin' her down good. BonBon ropes a silver dapple and throws the saddle over his muscular back, tightenin' the straps good, and leads him over to where Chyna is eatin' a quick bowl of stew before headin' back to join up with JL and Sky.
"tell them two not to get gun-crazy too soon, we wanta teach Bart a lesson 'bout his thieving' ways"
I grabbed up Cutters reins, as I sprung onto his back, given him a slap on the shoulder we were off on a gallop to warn the point riders to b e ready for the "party"
"Sky, look" Jenny-Lynn points out the hoof prints of two new riders crossin' those of Black Bart and his band of rustlers." Sky leans over the shoulder of his horse Chief and studies them for a minute.
"Yep, looks that way" Sky clicks to Cutter and they move out followin' the new set of tracks for a spell to see who it is that has joined the rustlers. They didn't have to ride long before they spied the gang, settled down in the brush, with a smoke-less fire heatin' a pot of grub. Black Bart was in deep conversation with the two new comers, while the others kept a watch for the herd on the trail. It was here, hidden by the rocks and brush that Chyna caught up with them. She had brought them food from the dragon-wagon and they ate it in silence as they kept watch on their friends below .
Suddenly, the camp was alive with activity as the rustlers caught up their horses, and silently packed up their belongin's. " Ok boys, they're gonna be here in a few hours, lets get us ready, "SLIM, you and Twitch get over to the rock corral and make sure that the herd can't escape when the rest of us drive them in there."
Trail Boss Chuey 245908

Come visit me, mikey d, birdie haven park, CHUEY, VOTE ME BOTM in AUGUST, sweetpea, thanks for botd, zoey & cricket & nakita.

08/26/2014 01:47.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi
Happy Birthday to Mother Theresa, may she rest in sainted peace. She sure brought about change in her ministry.
Today mom had a lot of errands to run before blogging, and she still isn't really done. She took the dogs to the new groomer, and they look and smell divine now! She also had to get more blankets and stuffed animals for the squirrels, pick up some wild bird seeds, go to the grocery and buy fresh veggies and fruits for us. By the time she got that done, it was time to feed the squirrel babies, so she came home and did that, then the groomer called, so she went to pick up the girls.
Later she is going to the pool, then hoping to find the vitamins she needs for her eyes, going to Aunt Gin's house to make a copy of her property assessment for the local tax office. These folks are willing enough to send out statements when they get their assessments from the county, but not willing to accept that the house has been reassessed, even though we know the county sent them a statement. They want mom to send a statement too, so she can get a refund. Whatever, though, she'll do it.
We may be in lockdown longer than normal today, but we know she'll be back to clean cages and spend at least a little time with us tonight. Hope you are having a good day, getting lots of sunshine and cuddles. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, Divo, welcoming his old buddy Tooth home & Falco, fly free, Tooth.

08/26/2014 11:08.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffikki
We are enjoying a beautiful sunny afternoon here after our freezing cold night and cold morning!The temperature is at 79 degrees and we are waiting for Mom to get us outside on the deck for some sunshine and maybe a shower or two!Our days and nights are feeling more like the Fall than Summer with how cold it gets,we haven't used our A/C in weeks now!Mom is home with us today and she is just trying to finish up some of the housework so we can get out there and wait for the hummingbird to show up again!The rest of the week we'll be caged as Mom will be back on the run again,Thursday is my skin sis's birthday and its so hard to get everyone together to celebrate so Mom and Nana are hoping to get to have lunch with her either tomorrow or Thursday which is her birthday!I think that is so awesome that Lori will be living so close by you and your sweet family!How awesome is that to be able to just visit with her everyday and call her on the phone whenever you wish!
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 BFF!Loving you always and forever,Dixie

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

08/26/2014 10:55.10 AM Report This Comment  
  Panther and Raffi make it to Montana !!!
As they pull up in the rez the whole family clan is waiting for them...

Raffi asks Panther is that our family clan ??? Panther tells Raffi yes we have a huge family clan here. Raffi say's awesome !!!

Grandfather Tall Bull give's the boys huge hugs and the rest of the family hugs them.
Grandfather Tall Bull say's welcome home boys !!!
We have lot's of buffalo steaks and venison with fry bread and much more prepared for you.

Panther asks G-PA Tall Bull how did they know that him and Raffi are coming ???
G-Pa Tall Bull tells them he has seen them in his dreams...

Panther and Raffi are hungry and they go to eat in G-Pa Tall Bull's house to eat.
After that they decide to rest for tomarrows activities.

Much love to my sweet family clan
Love your bro
Panther...

Come visit me, Jedi , Cheyenne said yes. I'm Riding the wind, Snowflake says. I'm getting married to Apache..., Tweety... Princess is my wife ! V4 CHUEY PG 245908 & Panther loves Coconut....

08/26/2014 08:48.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Raffikki
That earthquake was northeast of us. Not too close but was the biggest one since the '89 one that was near us and a good reminder for all in CA to have lots of supplies on hand and things bolted to the wall.

Oh, should take a pic of the butterfly. Still have to download the newest pic of the grand and haven't added our latest jukebox yet either. Mom's been busy at work and having to take dad to his appointments.

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

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

08/26/2014 05:27.26 AM Report This Comment  
  after all the fun with the sparklers
Raffi and Cookie decide that Pumbaa and Petunia need a good workout since the Milonga is Saturday night . . . they call to Scarlet and Teiko - hurry up ! After breakfast we're heading to the track ! Grab the oreos !

Come visit me, Cookie and Petunia - ready to win !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

08/26/2014 04:06.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi
I try to ignore him, but he keeps pestering me. And I can't fly away from him either. Bummer.

Come visit me, Jetta.

08/26/2014 12:34.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi
Oh yes, I really helped dad out. He has to wait until it's completely dry and then, put the top coat on. This product is suppose to repair and seal the wood. The hard winter with all the heavy snow damaged the decking.
This morning we had 74 degrees and cloudy. Then around 11am the t-storm came and we were still at 74 degrees. I gave up on patio time. But, at 3:30pm ... the sun came out and it was SUMMER AND 80 degrees! I quickly put on my tube top, shorts, sunglasses and flip flops ... I was ready! Out to the patio I went with mom ...AHHHH SUMMER! It lasted a little over an hour ... a short but lovely summer.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

08/25/2014 10:41.51 PM Report This Comment  
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