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Hi! My name is Raffi says...Go Pilgrims!

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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  `Ü´ Greetings & A Happy Day After
Thanksgiving to you Mr Raffikki! I do hope your Thanksgiving was one of contemplation and appreciation for all the blessings you share with your flockily, as well as loving time together to celebrate all of those blessings.

As I mentioned several days ago, my momma and daddy were blessed with not only the very first Holiday Celebration (or celebration of any event or holiday) with EVERYone in daddy’s family being present, but also a several day long visit with my Grandma beforehand, and a couple of days to come still with my Uncle.

As a result, I have not been able to visit as regularly as I otherwise would have. But parrotsonally, I did use the contemplations of the Holiday to count the many featheriendship blessings that I’ve had in the process of this Quest for the Bird of the Month Crown that I’ve been on this month, AND the love and support you’ve all shown me in that effort. And I eggstend my most heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you.

For today I thought I would lighten the spirit of the Campaign and share a funny story. We will, however, finish up with our FootBall information before the month is out.

This is a story that I “made up” about my frother Jake. The originally disguised parrot’s identity was changed to reveal Jake’s NON-innocence. **GiGGle**


BAD Jake <Ö)

Jake joined The K Kritter Korral as the first Blue-and-Gold Macaw after fister Rosalie made her Journey to The Rainbow Bridge. He had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary.

Every word out of his beak was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity. Momma tried and tried to change his attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else she could think of to clean up his vocabulary.

Finally, Momma was fed up and she yelled at Jake <Ö). Jake <Ö), of course, yelled back. Momma shook him and he got angrier and even more rude. In desperation, Momma threw up her hands, grabbed Jake <Ö) and put him in the freezer.

For a few minutes Jake <Ö) squawked and kicked and screamed. (And Jake <Ö) screams LIKE A GIRL! **TeeHee**.) Then suddenly there was total quiet. Not a sound was heard for over a minute.

Fearing that she had hurt him, Momma quickly opened the door to the freezer. Jake <Ö) calmly stepped out onto Momma’s outstretched hand and said "I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I am sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions and I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my rude and unforgivable behavior."

Momma was absolutely stunned at the change in Jake’s <Ö) attitude.

As she was about to ask Jake <Ö) what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, he spoke up, very softly, and asked … "May I ask what the turkey did?"


`Ü´ Big Beaky **GRiN** `Ü´

A bientot, mon ami
[See you soon, My Featheriend]
`Ü´ Ruby Francesca Begonia ♥

Come visit me, `Ü´ Ruby Tells the Tale of 'BAD Parrot Jake <Ö)!'.

11/28/2014 04:40.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi
Did you get your pic yet??? Mom knows it's coming to you! Hope Lori's cooking went well and your feast was delicious.
Mom tried to put up our football pics, Falco's cheerleader and the our position pics, but they won't load. Maybe when we are done with blogging she can get it done. She sent a note to i5 about it.
Hope your Thanksgiving was fun, ours sure was. We had 10 for dinner, and it was a great success. Mom was happy that everyone got enough to eat, and most of them went home with care packages, too. We will have leftovers today, which are always good the day after Thanksgiving.
It snowed off and on yesterday, but didn't settle on the street. This morning when mom walked the dogs, it was slippery in spots, but by the time she got done at the center, the streets were mostly dry.
At the center mom fed the bats today, then helped them get caught up with laundry. They were only open to 12 yesterday, so the laundry just didn't get done. Mom got 3 loads washed, and it didn't make a dent! Of course, that's because the volunteers were adding today's laundry on top of what was there. Mom also got a bit of filing done, to help them in the office. I hope you are having a good day, getting lots of cuddles. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Go Pilgrims!, Peppino, Go Pilgrims!, Divo & Falco, Rah rah for the Pilgrims!.

11/28/2014 11:13.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Raffikki
Well, mom just got home from her overnight shift at work. The crowds had thinned by then so was able to get things picked up and put away and then get the signs for the 7am sale put up. She doesn't have to go in tonight but will tomorrow so we'll be at the football Milonga early and then be silent.

We are a tad bummed that even though we received our football pic are unable to post it. Tried putting it in our gallery but doesn't show. A lil box inside the white box is all you see. There are so many team members so could quite easily have missed yours or it didn't send correctly.

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

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

11/28/2014 09:15.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi
It's Popeye.
Thanksgiving was very good. Dad got up early and cooked the green beans and then later on, we all got fed. then mom and dad got ready and drove down to mom's sister's house. She always goes all out for Thanksgiving, with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy and sweet potatoes. Mom and dad supplied the creamed onions and green beans. Others brought dissert. Mom and dad brought home a ton of pie and cookies and, well, it's too much for the two of them to eat so we will all try to be extra nice and cute so maybe we'll get some, too.
Mom and dad don't do Black Friday. They will be going to Costco to get their free cookbook and more Diet Coke for dad. Gotta have that stuff!
Today will be clear, with a high of 80 and a low of 51. Hope your day is fun.
Hugs,
Popeye

Come visit me, Angel SUNNY, ALEX, SAWYER, RIO & SKYE, POPEYE, SAFFRON (SASSY), THE PRETTY ROSE FLOWER SHOP, PEARL, EMERALD (Emmie), Angel LUCKY, BLUE & JEWEL, CALICO, THE PROUD BIRD PIE SHOP, SELF SERVE FLOWER PAGE, CAMELLIA & BOURKE, Angel CHILLI, GINGER & Angel LOLA.

11/28/2014 08:36.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Bro
I hope you had an awesome Thanksgiving. It's such a blessing to have Kevin home and to have you as our family clan !!!
Let's go practice some football with Kevin and Thomas. The lil bro's are already waiting outside.

Love
Panther, Kevin, Thomas , Mommy Staci and Tweety, Jedi, and Snowflake

Come visit me, Jedi say's Cheyenne's my wife. GO PILGRIMS !!!, Snowflake's married to Apache...GO PILGRIMS..., Tweety luvs Princess...GO PILGRIMS !!! & GO PILGRIMS !!! ...Panther luv's Coconut.

11/28/2014 08:04.50 AM Report This Comment  
  The boys all sleep in
their tummies are very happy after yesterday's feast ! They dream of heading out into the yard to practice for tomorrow's game - GO PILGRIM'S !

Even Lucky is dozing - that was one BIG piece of lettuce !

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

11/28/2014 04:08.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Raffi
The slippers make it hard for me to get a good bite of his big toe......

Come visit me, JeTTa.

11/28/2014 01:19.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi,
They hear the whistle and every birdie heads to the sand court.

They forget who's turn to serve so they do a coin toss and Pookie calls heads while in the air before Laka could say anything.

The coin lands and its heads. Finally!! Pookie shouts.

Pookie tosses the ball to Kiddo and says being us home!!

Kiddo serves and it goes over to Chyna who volleys it over to Chipper who bumps it up to Gus who spikes it over to Kacey who bumps it up to Little Angel who sets it up for Laka who spikes it over to Mikey who hits it to Dixie who sets it up for Raffi who spikes it over in the dead spot and all the girls scramble in the sand to get the ball but it lands anyway.

The boys cheer and high four each other. Dixie serves and it goes over to Cori who bumps it up to Kacey who spikes it over and lands by Pookie who misses the ball. The guys go awww!!

The girls yell yay!! Then high four each other.

Candida serves and it goes over to Chipper who bumps it up to Mikey who sets it up for Gus who spikes it over and Celine bumps it but it hits the net. Awwww!!

The boys high four each other.

Cookie serves and it goes over to Laka and she bumps it up to BooBoo who spikes it over into the boys dead spot. Yay!! The girls yell and high four each other.

Little Angel serves and it goes over to Kiddo and he bumps it up to Raffi who spikes it over and Chyna saves it and hits it to Cori who spikes it over to Pookie who bumps it to Dixie who sets it up for Mikey who spikes it over and it hits the dead spot. Yay scream the boys who high four each other.

Gus serves and it goes over to Kacey who bumps it up to Little Angel who sets it up for Chyna who spikes it over into the boys dead spot.

Yay!! The girls high four each other.

Then they all hear the whistle as its getting dark already but everyone still wants to play.

No, now it's time for the boogie board race in the moonlight.

Yay!! Change game!! Cookie yells I'm in !!! :)

Pookie yells me too, everyone get your boogie board and lets hit the moonlight waves!!

Come visit me, Angel Sallykins gives thanks to all her friends :), Pookie says Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie !! Yay & Laka is in the Kissing Booth ! Happy Gobble Gobbl.

11/28/2014 12:22.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffikki
Happy thanksgiving I hope you and your family had a very nice day. My parronts left me for awhile today but they came home with leftovers so I can't be mad.I got a big turkey leg right away but wouldn't touch it.I think I forgot how much I enjoyed it last year. Have a good night buddy.

Come visit me, Hulk Vote Ruby(35469) BOTM.

11/27/2014 09:26.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffikki
That is so nice that you have friends for dinner. Up here, the local people aren't very sociable. Mom has invited them for many occasions with no luck. They pretty much keep to themselves. All our dear friends are downstate too.
Wishing you and your family and flock a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Hope your day is filled with happiness and good food, enjoy. I sure had a greyt dinner tonight, yum.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

11/27/2014 09:04.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi
there is still a very slight odor coming from Coris mouth and one nare. mom can't smell it unless she presses her nose right against Coris nare. Cori does not like mom doing this. anyway she is still eating, drinking and playing and will continue to get the vinegar for about 1 week. mom is also giving her a tiny amount of aloe vera detox mixed with the water and vinegar. mom drank some and couldn't even taste anything.

mom drove 40 miles to her nieces house to celebrate thanksgiving. dad stayed home because he is sick. mom had a very nice time. our house was very quiet while mom was gone. we are very thankful that mom came home.

GOBBLE GOBBLE GOBBLE

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

love Boo Boo

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl, CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO VOTE MISS RUBY BOTM 35469.

11/27/2014 09:01.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! I hope you had a good one with lots of food and family around. Mom was making some things here this morning and washing clothes. This afternoon mom and dad went to visit the one skin sis since they were invited there for dinner. It was my nap time while they were gone and nice and quiet so I had a good one too. This evening dad was getting left overs in the kitchen and I yelled and then flew over to see what he had. He gave me some turkey so I guess he is a good dad too. “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole stair case.“ Dropping a vote in your basket. Hugs~~ Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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

11/27/2014 05:43.02 PM Report This Comment  
  HI Raffikki!
Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving today!

hugs,

Sunny

Come visit me, In loving memory of my beloved Joey, Cleo, Chicklet, Poppy- Goodbye Joey my love, Jazz-Thanks everybirdie! What a great surprise! & Sunny.

11/27/2014 03:24.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi!
Angel Sally floats down to the docks and hugs Raffi. I'm so thankful for you and your friendship. :)

Happy Thanksgiving my friend!

She cuddle with get Raffikins and they watch the sunrise come up over the horizon.

I love you! :)

Happy Thanksgiving and blessings to you and your family.

Love from above,

Your Angel Sallykins

Come visit me, Angel Sallykins gives thanks to all her friends :), Pookie says Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie !! Yay & Laka is in the Kissing Booth ! Happy Gobble Gobbl.

11/27/2014 02:32.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi my dear Raffikki friend, from Jenny
This is the day we have all been waiting for, no more pleading, today we're eating! Our first order of business is to wish all of our precious friends a most pleasant and joyous Thanksgiving, and we want to say that amongst the reasons we are most thankful, is your friendship with you! Many of you have carried us since 2007! Thanks also for all the sweet e-cards, from so many of you, God Bless you all on the sacred day of giving thanks! Give our love to all in your Holiday home, se ya tomorrow...

Love on this special day from Jenny & our turkey loving family

PS~No early shopping for us, and do not count calories today, just let 'er rip, LOL....

Come visit me, Ziggy~do not make me angry, I bite all but Chyna, Jenny Peyton Brady~I will rock you-Omaha Set Hut!, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, Christy~Cheering for all players-I love them all.., Ms LaLo~I'm ready, are you, it's kick off time... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

11/27/2014 09:51.58 AM Report This Comment  
  The band of bros make lot's of cherry pies
They make cherry pies for Raffi to take to mommy Erin and Papa Jim too...
after they finish baking they all sit down together to drink hot chocolate and eat the pie's they baked...

Happy Thanksgiving to our sweet family clan
Love Kevin, Panther, Mommy Staci and flock and family

Come visit me, Jedi say's Cheyenne's my wife. GO PILGRIMS !!!, Snowflake's married to Apache...GO PILGRIMS..., Tweety luvs Princess...GO PILGRIMS !!! & GO PILGRIMS !!! ...Panther luv's Coconut.

11/27/2014 08:56.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi
It's Popeye.
Mom and dad spent all day yesterday fixing food for today. Boy did it smell good. We wanted a sample but NOOO!!! Mom said it was for Thanksgiving! This morning dad is baking the green bean casserole so it will just need warming up. Mom and dad are going to mom's sister's house this year.
Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Hugs,
Popeye

Come visit me, Angel SUNNY, ALEX, SAWYER, RIO & SKYE, POPEYE, SAFFRON (SASSY), THE PRETTY ROSE FLOWER SHOP, PEARL, EMERALD (Emmie), Angel LUCKY, BLUE & JEWEL, CALICO, THE PROUD BIRD PIE SHOP, SELF SERVE FLOWER PAGE, CAMELLIA & BOURKE, Angel CHILLI, GINGER & Angel LOLA.

11/27/2014 08:31.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Raffikki
Happy Thanksgiving to the flock and family.

Yes, next year the grand should have plenty of teeth and walking and hopefully sampling everything. Gma's rules when mom was a kid was had to try everything. Then if don't like it can choose to not have any, but unless taste it how to know if one likes or dislikes it? Not everything looks good (or smells great) but often tastes fine.

Okay, mom just checked her cookbook. No recipe for turkey ring! Hmmm, what to do...? Basically it is biscuit dough mixed with leftover turkey and veggies, formed into a ring and baked. Served with gravy as it tends to be a bit dry. Gma used Bisquick type mix and mom remembers that it was too much dough and not enough filling so she'll be sure to add lots more filling when she makes it.

Mom had to work the overnight shift for Thu and Fri. Thu to get the ad all put out and Fri basically doing whatever needed to be done to get shoppers thru the lines quickly, mostly cashiering or doing returns.

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

PS: Did you get your football pic? We got ours but it won't post in our gallery. Might try putting one as the profile and see if that works.

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

11/27/2014 07:15.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Thanksgiving Raffikki
V4U today. We're flying by to wish you and your family a wonderful and a very Happy Thanksgiving. :) Mom's busy in the kitchen, Dad's busy reading the paper. LOL :) Everyone will be coming to our house for Thanksgiving lunch today. Our flock has been told that we will get some of the food, too. :) Mom is sorry that she has not been blogging lately. Along with being busy, our oldest dog just had a cancerous tumor removed. So mom has been preoccupied with that. Thank you for your friendship, and have a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving. :) From, Marigold

Come visit me, Mayo, Dandy & Marigold.

11/27/2014 06:03.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Raffi,
Okay next set mom blows the whistle so every
Birdie knows time for the next set.

Laka says tails even before Pookie calls it! Haha she says and the coin is tossed and it falls tails in the sand so the girls serve.

Kacey serves and it goes over to Dixie and he bumps it up to Gus and he sets it up for Kiddo who spikes it over and Laka slides in the sand to hit the ball but Kiddos spike is too fast for her.

The boys yell yay !! And high four each other.

So now Pookie serves and it goes over to Candida and she hits it over to Cori who bumps it up to BooBoo who spikes it over to the dead spot and all the boys fly in the sand to get the ball but unable to. The girls all yell way to go BooBoo! And high four each other.

Little Angela turn and she serves the ball and it goes over Mikey and he bumps it up to Raffi who sets it up for Chipper who spikes it over to the girls dead spot and all the girls crumble to get the ball but end up in a dust storm.

The boys all cheer way to go Chipper! And high four each other.

Cookie serves and it goes over to Kacey who bumps it up Celine who sets it up for Cori who spikes it over and Pookie catches the ball. Pookie!! All the guys yell!! Pookie shrugs his shoulders and says sorry guys I was thinking of a pizza and just caught the ball. :(

Yay the girls all cheer, Cori, Cori!!! Then high four each other.

Pookie rolls the ball under the net for Chyna to serve. She serves it and it goes to Gus and he bumps it over to Pookie who sets it up for Gus who spikes it over to the girls dead zone. Yay the boys scream and high four each other.

The gear the whistle blowing and Pookies tummy growling and know its lunch time !!

Everyone heads to the tent for some yummy egg salad sandwiches and tuna with cucumber sandwiches and some fine chicken salad sandwiches along with sweet or sour pickles.

There's plenty of juice and bottled water so everyone help yourself!

Mom makes sure that every birdie has a sandwich and some juice or water to drink.

Everyone needs to stay hydrated now, I don't want any birdie fainting from heat stroke okay??

Oh sorry there's also some chips too, to go along with the sandwiches. She puts some on every birdies plate as she walks around.

One hour to the last half of the game, she shouts.

As in a few hours it will be dark.

Every birdie enjoys the lunch and talks about the game.

Come visit me, Angel Sallykins gives thanks to all her friends :), Pookie says Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie !! Yay & Laka is in the Kissing Booth ! Happy Gobble Gobbl.

11/27/2014 03:52.02 AM Report This Comment  
  The boys all march around the kitchen
squawking "gobble, gobble, gobble" as the piggies oink away waiting for the parade to start !

They hang a little pilgrim on Lucky's aquarium and wish him a happy Thanksgiving too ! And promise him a yummy chunk of lettuce later !

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

11/27/2014 02:23.26 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi
Protect your eyes. It got a little on the cool side last night, and pops is sitting at the puter, in a robe, and his bunny slippers. A sight you sure don't want to see, ha ha ha. Happy turkey day.

Come visit me, JeTTa.

11/27/2014 02:13.11 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffikki
Oh yes, we will be home as always. Mom has no family left (a couple cousins out of state) and dad's family is a 5 hour drive away. It's always my parronts and me. Holidays are kind of sad for mom up here.
Looks like Thursday will be snow with a high of 25 and a low of 14. That's ok cause I get to enjoy a special dinner with my parronts!
Wishing all of you a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

11/26/2014 10:14.34 PM Report This Comment  
  HI Raffikki!
We got more of the wet stuff today and have about a foot. Probably have more tomorrow too, but at least the roads aren't bad:) I hope you and yours have a very Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow!

hugs,

Sunny

Come visit me, In loving memory of my beloved Joey, Cleo, Chicklet, Poppy- Goodbye Joey my love, Jazz-Thanks everybirdie! What a great surprise! & Sunny.

11/26/2014 08:06.43 PM Report This Comment  
  HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM LITTLE LUCY
Hi Raffi,
Daddy got to come home this afternoon. So he'll get to go to skin sis's for Thanksgiving dinner if he feels all right. I hope that they'll bring me something yummy. Mommy says she will. She's making the cranberry sauce, pumpkin squares for dessert with homemade whipped cream and granddaughter's favorite...cinnamon-apple jell-o. We all wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving...and don't forget to tell God how thankful you are.
Lots of Love, Little Miss Lucy♥

Come visit me, Mr. Finnegan - I'm thankful for my BC friends., Daisy - R.I.P. - BOTW 9/17-9/23/07 & Miss Lucy Blue - I'm thankful for my BC friends..

11/26/2014 07:26.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffikki
I wanted to come by and wish you and your family a very happy thanksgiving if I don't get to squawk with you tomorrow.
My mom has been busy all evening baking and I have been driving her nuts by coming to the kitchen to bite on the cabinets. I gave her hand a good pinch and put a hole on the top of it she says it really hurts. She kept taking me out and I just kept coming back I wouldn't stop I don't know what gets into me sometimes. Have a good night.

Come visit me, Hulk Vote Ruby(35469) BOTM.

11/26/2014 07:24.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi
mom always does our blogging for us after we go to bed at night.last night while mom was playing with Cori and me before bedtime she noticed this sour smell coming from Coris mouth and nares. naturally mom panicked and first thought that came to her mind was sour crop which can be very dangerous. Cori of course was acting fine, maybe not playing as much as usual but sure wanting lots of head scritches. no loss of appetite cause mom gave hera cashew and shegobbled it right down. Cori did seem to be very thirsty so mom added a tiny amount of apple cider viinegar to her water and she drank quite a lot of it. mom was going to take her to the vet first thing in the morning. instead of doing our blogging she was doing research on sour crop. this morning when mom got up the sour smell had dissipated quite a bit but is still there. Cori still eating and drinking and acting fine so mom will continue with the vinegar and see if the smell goes away completely.

mom had to run to the store for a few things and after coming home and bringing her packages inside she noticed 2 house wrens that seem to be tangled up in something who were making quite a ruckus. mom left her packages on the front porch and got a step stool from inside to stand on so she could reach the braanch. they had somehow gotten their legs caught in a birdhouse mom had stuffed with our doggies hair clippings from this spring. mom tried to pull the hair out with one hand while holding the birds with her other hand but she coudlnt pull the hair out. she then gently pulled the birds legs out of the hair. she doesn't know if all the hair was off the legs or if their legs were damaged but , man, did they ever fly way fast. mom then pulled out all the tightly packed doggie hair clippings from the bird house and threw it away.something else for mom to feel guilty about.

HAPPY HUMPDAY

love Boo Boo

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl, CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO VOTE MISS RUBY BOTM 35469.

11/26/2014 06:47.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffikki
Oh me and Nana sure are praying that Nana will feel better by tomorrow!We too probably won't be online either as Mom may not be getting home in time for us!
We are wishing you a greyt Thanksgiving tomorrow filled with lots of love and friends and family and the warmth of love surrounding you all day long!Wishing you the Best Thanksgiving ever to everyone there from everyone here!Loving you always and forever,Dixie

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

11/26/2014 06:27.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi
Yep today Tom got another bath and then mom puts bread inside him and he spent the day in the oven! Mom and dad are going to the one skin sis tomorrow for dinner but they like left overs so mom did Tom today. I got some meat tonight too and boy was it good!
Skin sis and family were going down their road and all of a sudden a deer ran across in front of their car and SIL slammed on the brakes but the deer hit the car. The one headlight is broken and the deer landed on the hood and then ran up into the woods. Son in law feeds the deer all winter so he really felt bad and the grand didn’t say anything for a long time and then just hoped he was ok and didn’t die. Good they all had seat belts on and nobody got hurt. Now starts the process of getting the car repaired and all that hassle. “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole stair case.“ Dropping a vote in your basket. Hugs~~ Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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

11/26/2014 04:44.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Continued . . . .
Mom also made those energy bars for us to eat, it's in the baking pan.

Full of peanuts, peanut butter and raisins and granola for energy.

Also there's 2 pans of pineapple cake so help yourself.

Everyone grabs a juice box or a cup full of juice and sit in the shade and hydrate.

The boys sit with the boys and the girls sit with the girls going over their strategy.

Raffi says I dunno about you guys but them girls is strong players!

Yeah I agree says Dixie, who knew Little Angel had it in her!

The girls team discuss the boys too. Chyna says I think we can still win this one and Kacey agrees. We just hafta show more aggression !! Argggg!!

Hahahaha then all the girls start laughing and that peaks all the boys interest, what are they laughing about says Pookie.

Everyone rests up before continuing the next half of the volleyball game, boys versus girls.

Come visit me, Angel Sallykins gives thanks to all her friends :), Pookie says Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie !! Yay & Laka is in the Kissing Booth ! Happy Gobble Gobbl.

11/26/2014 02:23.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Raffi,
Well it's a sunny hot day of 81 degrees here in Hawaii.

Both teams are getting ready and start stretching and warming up for their game play and eyeing up the other team.

Kacey puts her wings to her eyes and then points to the boys team as if to say I've got my eye on you! Hehehehe

Mom says the game will end at 5 no matter who wins okay?

When I blow the whistle it's time, either a juice break or lunch break but two short whistles means the game is over. Both teams agree, good.

Pookie calls heads before Laka gets to say anything.

The coin falls and it's tails! Yay!! The girls team serves first.

Chyna serves the ball and it goes over to Gus who's in the middle and bumps it over to Pookie who sets it up for Chipper and he spikes it over to the dead spot and all the girls scramble to get it but unable to. Yay the guys all high four Chipper, way to go buddy!!

Kiddo is up serving and it goes over to Cori who bumps it up to Little Angel who sets it up for Laka and she spikes it over and Raffi dives into the sand for a save and hits it up to Dixie who volleys it over to BooBoo who bumps it up to Kacey who hits it over and lands by Mikey who bumps it over to Pookie who tries to spike it over but it hits the net.

Yay!! The girls team scream. Now it's Sugars turn to serve and she hits it so effortlessly over to Mario who bumps it up to Willie who sets it up for Kiddo who spikes it over and Laka dives in the sand to get the ball but Kiddos fast spike ball was too fast for her and sand flew all over as she dived for it.

Now Chipper serves and it goes over to Kacey who bumps it up to BooBoo who spikes it over to Gus and he dives in the sand and barely able to save the ball. Kiddo runs and bumps the ball back into play and Peepers volleys it over to Cori who bumps it up to Chyna who sets it up for Sugar and she spikes it over and lands in the dead spot. While all the boys try to dive for the ball they all end up in a dust of sand clouds with sand flying all over.

Yay Sugar!! All the girls yell and high four each other, good one !! :)

Now Cori serves and it goes over to Raffi and he bumps it up to Mikey who sets it up for Dixie who spikes it over to Little Angel who hits it but it goes out of bounds. Awwww the girls sigh.

Yay Dixie!! The boys all high four each other, good going Dixie!!

Mikey serves and it goes over to Kacey and she bumps it up to BooBoo who sets it up for Little Angel who spikes it over to the dead spot and all the boys rush to get up but end up in a cloud of dust. Yay Little Angel!! They all high four each other and she says in your face boys!

They hear the whistle and its a juice break and about time says Pookie as he's been sweatin' bullets out there.

They all run to the tent for some cold refreshing juice. Mom says there's pineapple, guava, lilikoi, orange, grape, apple and grapefruit juice so help yourself.

Mom also made those energy bars for us to eat, it's in the baking p

Come visit me, Angel Sallykins gives thanks to all her friends :), Pookie says Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie !! Yay & Laka is in the Kissing Booth ! Happy Gobble Gobbl.

11/26/2014 02:19.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Good Day, Raffi!
It seems things are settling down around here since Mom last talked with Nanny & Aunt Kaylene. Mom has stopped rushing around & she hasn’t been packing her suitcase anymore. Once again, the wonderful scents & aromas have been wafting through the house, making me hungry! Mom has made a pumpkin pie & she tried a new recipe for Pumpkin Butterscotch Cake. It made a big pound cake & I asked to “try” until I was blue in the face & still Mom ignored my pleas! Hmphf! I’m hurt by her stinginess!

Since Mom has calmed down, I have been receiving my veggie & fruit portions with some nice toppings on them again. She has this “thing” that I like & it smells really good but one disturbing “thing” about it, is that it looks like a ninja death star!! Now, it does have these seeds in it that smell wonderful & taste better than they smell! I have decided to take those & keep them for later sharpening & using them for those asian throwing stars. I will have to practice because I can throw a knife fairly well but these…their weight distribution is much different than a heavy knife. It will take some getting used to for sure! Mom has been telling me the name of this treat is “anise” & I will repeat to her, “NICE” & bob my head up & down to show her I understand & that I like it very much. She doesn’t know I’m storing the stars in my corner piñata where I stuff all my “secret stuff” inside there! These will be housed there for later!

Lately, I’ve been exercising & toughening up for the football game Saturday! I have been running, sit-ups, chin-ups, & weight pressing using CocoPuff. She gets a little bit sick from the up & down motion but she’s been a real sport about it. I also have been running the tire course & keep messing up with my left side of my left foot, those nails grow faster than all the rest & make me stumble. I will have to show Mom my predicament so she can file them down for me. It will be a greyt time getting to play with everybirdy Saturday. Hope you have a greyt Thanksgiving Day! Give a hug to your good Momma for me! Hugs, SamIAm

Come visit me, Silver Sluggers Page Where Greyt Things Happen & Happy Thanksgiving & Keep Votin' Miss Ruby #35469!.

11/26/2014 01:28.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffikki
Mom is so happy that she is home today and that she and Nana went out yesterday instead!Its been so dark as night,dismal and dreary and pouring rain here all morning and it'll be that way all day here!Can you imagine Mom had to put the light on in our bird room just so we wouldn't be in the complete darkness!Our temperatures started off at 45 and has quickly dropped to 43 and it should continue to drop as the day progresses here!Mom only prays that nothing freezes so we can have our Thanksgiving tomorrow as planned!Nana isn't feeling very good today and she called and wants Mom to come over around 10:00am tomorrow morning to help her get things ready,she was very dizzy so Mom isn't sure she'll be able to get us on BC tomorrow or not!I'm wishing you and your wonderful Parronts and Lori and your sweet cousins a very Happy Thanksgiving filled with love and family!
Wishing you a happy Hump day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses for my BBF!Loving you always and forever,Dixie

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

11/26/2014 11:33.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Raffikki~
I hope you are having a great day! We got to talk to dad this morning. He is in Iowa now and it's snowing there! He is at a truck stop and is going to stay there for the day. Truck drivers are only allowed to drive a certain amount of hours a day and if dad is on a road where there is an accident and he gets stuck, he will run out of hours. If he takes a break right now he gains more hours and won't have to worry about running out. He's on his way to Oklahoma. He actually told mom that the snow looked pretty! Dad usually hates snow!
We are getting things ready for mom to start her workweek tonight and for Ian who starts his tomorrow. Hopefully Black Friday won't be too crazy. Mom just hopes everyone has a good time.
I hope you get your football picture today! I've seen the team pictures on the Milonga page and they are fabulous!
I hope your Thanksgiving is just perfect! I am thankful for your friendship and know how very blessed I am to have found such excellent friends here on the BC!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar and Pippo & The Calendar Page~November birthstone is Topaz.

11/26/2014 11:17.26 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi
Aunt Denise sent us the football pics. If your mom has the email list, it's Denise McIntyre. If she doesn't, let us know and mom will email her the correct address. Falco is still waiting for her cheerleader pic, but someone else is doing those.
Bats will try to bite, but mom picks them up in a towel and wearing 2 latex gloves on her hand. Their tiny teeth can't go through that many layers, so mom doesn't worry. She thinks their teeth are about as big as a garter snake's, and when she got bit by the garter snake many years ago, it barely scratched her skin through one glove.
Daisy surprised mom with how well she did in class last night. She picked up things easily and practiced with mom and never tired out. The clicker training works!
BC is running so slow!
We all want to wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving in case we don't get online tomorrow. Mom is cooking and the bird is big, so we have to get up early to supervise.
It was supposed to flurry today, but it's been snowing since 9AM. There's no sign of a let up either. We are hoping everyone who is traveling this holiday gets to a destination safely.
Mom got her nails done this morning, and got her new driver's license. She kept looking outside while she was at the nail salon, hoping that the snow would stop, but no such luck.
Now that she's home, once she's done serving as our typist, she will bake pies, get the cranberry sauce ready, and do other little things so tomorrow goes smoothly. We are only having 10 people here, but it's still a chore to make sure all goes well. I hope you are having a good day, getting to taste test, or at least supervise, all the cooking that's going on. Make sure to get lots of scritches and cuddles today, too. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Go Pilgrims!, Peppino, Go Pilgrims!, Divo & Falco, Rah rah for the Pilgrims!.

11/26/2014 10:40.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi
Aunt Denise sent us the football pics. If your mom has the email list, it's Denise McIntyre. If she doesn't, let us know and mom will email her the correct address. Falco is still waiting for her cheerleader pic, but someone else is doing those.
Bats will try to bite, but mom picks them up in a towel and wearing 2 latex gloves on her hand. Their tiny teeth can't go through that many layers, so mom doesn't worry. She thinks their teeth are about as big as a garter snake's, and when she got bit by the garter snake many years ago, it barely scratched her skin through one glove.
Daisy surprised mom with how well she did in class last night. She picked up things easily and practiced with mom and never tired out. The clicker training works!
BC is running so slow!
We all want to wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving in case we don't get online tomorrow. Mom is cooking and the bird is big, so we have to get up early to supervise.
It was supposed to flurry today, but it's been snowing since 9AM. There's no sign of a let up either. We are hoping everyone who is traveling this holiday gets to a destination safely.
Mom got her nails done this morning, and got her new driver's license. She kept looking outside while she was at the nail salon, hoping that the snow would stop, but no such luck.
Now that she's home, once she's done serving as our typist, she will bake pies, get the cranberry sauce ready, and do other little things so tomorrow goes smoothly. We are only having 10 people here, but it's still a chore to make sure all goes well. I hope you are having a good day, getting to taste test, or at least supervise, all the cooking that's going on. Make sure to get lots of scritches and cuddles today, too. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Go Pilgrims!, Peppino, Go Pilgrims!, Divo & Falco, Rah rah for the Pilgrims!.

11/26/2014 10:40.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Bro
Kevin and Thomas wake up Raffi and Panther and the lil bros and give them ice packs to put on their heads...
Panther says wow what a party. Raffi says we had too much champayne to drink.
Kevin and Thomas laugh and says you guys are light weights !!!
Come on guys lets make my famous cherry pie my favorite pie. Here's some coffee to get you started. Panther and Raffi and the lil bros crawl out of bed...

Much love to my sweet family clan
Love your bro's Kevin and Panther

PS...Hi mommy Erin Kevin here !!! Just letting you know I love you ,Papa Jim and my lil bro Raffi soo much...

Happy day before Thanksgiving !!!
Love you lot's
Kevin

Come visit me, Jedi say's Cheyenne's my wife. GO PILGRIMS !!!, Snowflake's married to Apache...GO PILGRIMS..., Tweety luvs Princess...GO PILGRIMS !!! & GO PILGRIMS !!! ...Panther luv's Coconut.

11/26/2014 09:20.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi
It's Popeye.
Mom and dad were up and gone early yesterday. First they went to the Magnolia Bird Farm for our food. On the way there, their friend Bob called and they set up a time for dinner. Then mom and dad went to free movie day and saw "Dolphin Tale 2". It was a true story about an aquarium in Florida and how two dolphins got together. Great movie! Then they met Bob at home and decided to try Golden Corral again. this time they walked right in and were seated. As before, the food was great. By the time they got home it was time to tuck us in for the night.
Today will be clear, with a high of 86 and a low of 52. Mom and dad will be working on food for Thanksgiving. Mom's mom is coming over to use our kitchen to fix Thanksgiving food, also. Nothing in her kitchen works. Please don't get dad started on that subject.
Hope your day is fun.
Our gas prices are $2.79 per gallon.
Hugs,
Popeye

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11/26/2014 08:24.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Raffi, my NC pal, from Jenny Lynn
Don't ya just love this time of the year, it is everything a great Holiday should be, and it is so unpretentious, and is designed to have families and friends have fun together and enjoy all that has been given to them, not to mention all the smells of the wonderful food! Our turkey is roasting in our roaster in the sun room, and the dressing is ready to be assembled, yippee! Happy hump day dear friends, and give our love to all in your happy Holiday home, see ya tomorrow on Thanksgiving Day...

Forever love from Jenny & our happy family

Come visit me, Ziggy~do not make me angry, I bite all but Chyna, Jenny Peyton Brady~I will rock you-Omaha Set Hut!, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, Christy~Cheering for all players-I love them all.., Ms LaLo~I'm ready, are you, it's kick off time... & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

11/26/2014 07:03.36 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Raffikki
The family had their Thanksgiving feast yesterday. Everyone was stuff of yummy things. Lots leftover so will make sandwiches and soup and find the recipe for turkey ring as dad wants one of those. Something his mom would make. The grand was just staring at first her dad's plate then her mom's plate. Later she got fed some carrots and made a big mess of her bib. Mom watched and determined that baby needs a bit bigger bib!

Tonight mom goes in for her overnight shift and know there's lots of signs to be put up for Black Fri which of course really begins Thu night! Not supposed to rain until late Fri else all those standing in line would be huddled under umbrellas.

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

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

11/26/2014 05:50.11 AM Report This Comment  
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