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Hi! My name is Raffi is ready to ride!

I am an African Grey from West End, NC.

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

14 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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  the boys head out to the tree house
to figure out a plan C . . . with them they bring some peanut butter cookies cause thinking makes them hungry !

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04/29/2016 02:17.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi!
Hi Everybirdie! Tonight we will be making a shredder toy that looks like a cupcake. You will need,

- A treat cup
- Cupcake papers
- Beads
- Safe stringing material

Start by taking your string and knotting the bottom. Take your treat cup, poke a hole in the bottom, and string that on facing up. Now take beads, and string them on until you have beads almost to the top of the cup. Take your cupcake papers, and cut the sides into strips and poke holes in the middle. Now we are going to be making a puff on top. String on a paper facing down, then one facing up, then one facing down, and so on until you have a puff that looks like frosting. Now take some beads, string them on, and top it off with a bigger red bead. Tie a loop, and you're done!

When mom starting making this toy tonight, it was supposed to turn out like a bowl of ice cream. But she thought it looked a lot more like a cupcake and left it that way. There is a picture in my gallery!

Thanks for voting for me!

Hugs,
Grey Bird

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04/28/2016 11:10.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffikki
My mom picked her horses months ago. Her favorite (Nyquist) is now the favorite but second in points for the derby. Gun Runner has the most points. Mom also likes Mor Spirit.
Good luck.
Hugs
Chyna

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04/28/2016 09:48.11 PM Report This Comment  
  VOTE GREY BIRD MAY BOTM #275918
HEY RAFFI, WE HAD A COLD DAY HERE, ONLY 45 DEGREES. RAIN WILL BE THIS WEEKEND.

MOM AND G-PA ARE DOING GREAT. G-A COMES HOME TOMORROW NIGHT. THEY HAVE BROKEN EVEN ON THE GAMBLING SO NO RICHES COMING HOME.

HAVE FUN WITH YOUR COMPANY

SWEETPEPPER & QUEEN KACEY

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04/28/2016 09:27.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffikki
Bunni & friend bunny are so cute. They hop all over and eat our lawn.
Oh no ... you have a storm coming ... hope not. We would just be happy for rain.
Have fun with your company and see you next week.
It was just another lovely sunny day of 91. Still no rain. Not much going on here. Mom went to the post office and dad worked on his truck ... boring! I chewed up some big blocks of wood. Now that is more interesting! I wish mom would leave my artwork alone!
Hugs
Chyna

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04/28/2016 09:04.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffikki
My eye is looking a little better,Mom is trying to get the swelling to come down.I just had my last dose of antibiotics and eye drops for the evening and Mom has me wrapped up in a warm blanket and I'm sleeping in the basket that used to be Candida's when she was little.
I'll miss you so much and I am wishing you a greyt time with your company tomorrow.I can't wait for you to tell me all about it when you get back on Tuesday!Have a wonderful time!
Loving you always and forever,Dixie

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04/28/2016 08:43.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Raffikki
There is a guy walking by with that dog let's scream and see if we can scare him.

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04/28/2016 06:47.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Raffi~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! I can't believe I'm BOTD! I am so excited and so grateful to all my friends here. It is still such an honor to be picked from all the awesome birds here to have a day in the spotlight!
We have had a crazy morning already! It was pretty loud last night since they were paving the road across the street. Who knew that paving included pounding? I didn't! It was the stream roller I guess! Mom cranked the radio up but you could still feel a bit of shaking. I squawked a few times and Merlin spent most of the night in the window watching it all! McKenzie slept through it all!! They were done by 4 am but I think I'll be grabbing a nap later!
We have a wetland that runs the length of the complex. It is fenced in but it's just a plank fence and not totally to the ground. When mom was walking McKenzie this morning, McKenzie stuck her head under the fence that encloses the wetland and pulled out a Mole! Thank goodness mom has been working on "drop" with her because when mom screamed, she dropped it! The poor thing was flailing around and so scared! McKenzie knew she had done something bad cause she flattened out on the walkway and looked guiltily at mom!
Mom locked McKenzie in the car and grabbed the car towel. She picked up the little Mole and checked him out. Thankfully he wasn't hurt! He kept flailing and growled at mom! Mom crawled against the fence and found his hole and set him down there. He dug a little and then popped back down in the hole. Mom told McKenzie that there will be no hunting allowed! We read later on that coyotes dig up moles for food. Dad thinks any kind of dog would do it and that is probably true. Obviously there will be no more walking anywhere near the fence! I don't think moms heart could take another incident like that!hahahahaha She was so scared that McKenzie had killed it.
Mom hasn't seen her brothers in a long time. Her mom passed away nearly 15 years ago and after that they didn't have too many get together's. It will be nice to see them since they are not very good at staying in touch!
Come on over to the castle today! Mikey and Kacey have had Lizzy and Chipper prepare a wonderful luncheon for us! I can't wait to see you!!!
Enjoy your day and your company!!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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04/28/2016 10:39.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffikki
This morning was a bright sunny morning with the highs for the day of 50,the lows of 41 and right now it's 50.Mom got dad off to work and then got us up and cleaned our cages and swept our room and gave Dixie his antibiotics and his eye drops.Mom had to chase Candida again from the Bird Room to the dining room and back over 13 times.I think she got her exercise for the day.Mom finally had to grab her off the toy hook on the play gym,and shut our door so she couldn't go back out to the play gym in the dining room.Candida thinks she should be free and uncaged all day!Then we got our bean mix.Mom is going to get the trash ready and the recyclables packed in the car to take to the dump tomorrow.It's going to be another boring day with nothing interesting going on and Mom working on her chores and we're just so happy about that.Mom is still tired from the long day she had yesterday and is going in slow motion today.We are happy because Mom is home with us all day.When will it be warm all the time so we can go outside and enjoy the sunshine?
We're hoping that the B&G finds a new home that will love him so he won't have to feel like he's gotta sport any birditude!
Wishing you a greyt day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses for my awesome buddy!Loving you always and forever,Dixie
COME ON DOWN TO NAME THAT TUNE(PG 231616)AND GIVE IT A WING
BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND DANCE ALL DAY AND DANCE ALL NIGHT
THINK OF THE MUSIC,REMEMBER THE SWEET MELODY,YOU MAY BE RIGHT
AND BE A HAPPY WINNER IN REMEMBERING EVERYTHING!

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04/28/2016 08:47.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi
Peppy thanks you for the vote! He has less than 2k to go.
Here's Falco's update from the vet visit: I had another visit with Dr. Pleban yesterday afternoon, and she says I'm healing quite nicely. All my meds are done, and she said I don't need any more. I have several feathers growing in, the scab on the inside of my leg is gone, and the big one on the outside is looking good. She says everything is moving right along. She left my little turtleneck collar on, and wants to see me next week. She made the appointment, to make sure her staff knows that when she says one week, that's what she means.
My appointment yesterday was at 3:30, which put us in the middle of rush hour traffic again, but mom chose a different route home, so the trip home only took 40 minutes, not 80 like last week. Next week my appointment is 2:40, so we shouldn't hit any traffic there or back except for school buses. Hugs, Falco
Today it's raining hard out there, but of course the dogs still wanted a walk. It's funny, because they hide under the overhang on the deck when mom puts them out in the rain, but they'll walk on leads right out in the rain! Mom got wet, too, even though she was carrying an umbrella. It's a spring rain, though, so it will be good for the flowers. Temps are mid 50s, it feels like.
Mom is getting that laser treatment on her eyes today, we think. She doesn't know if he'll do both eyes today or not, but we're kind of hoping he does, just to get it over with.
I hope you are having a good day, getting lots of sunshine, cuddles, and scritches. Hugs, Willie

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04/28/2016 08:40.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Raffikki
At mom's parronts house there was no room to be able to do the slip and slide on the couch and we're sure your mom and sibs didn't get to do it after it was discovered they were doing that.

These days they do have a magnifier that one could wear to make it easier to see to do the crochet or other crafty stuff. Goes around the next and look down and see what to do. Not sure if it would be awkward feeling or not. Know mom's sis has one for doing the needlepoint but that is small anyway.

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

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04/28/2016 04:16.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Thursday Flitzer
Hello. cool morning in Buffalo.

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Dad busy cleaning, moving things, and getting things changed so men can measure front windows for much-needed replacement. The windows don't open and it gets oppressively hot here in the Summertime.
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Those Quadruple-Berry Muffins were wonderful the other day. Dad knows how to make me happy from beak to tail.
= = =
I was very good for Aunt Maria on grooming day. I did flit across the room for a moment and landed in a plant [yeah - they laughed at me], but after that, I was still and patient for the grooming.
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Make it a wonderful day
~Wings Up~

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04/28/2016 03:47.26 AM Report This Comment  
  the boys sit back
and can't find ANYTHING under the cups ! OK, who ate the magic nutriberries ?

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04/28/2016 02:36.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi
mom limped down and picked up the last bag of leaves on hillside 2. then she had to buy a sheppards hook because when dad cut down the blue spruce last fall mom had moved a birdhouse from it to where she always hangs the hummingbird feeder. birds have made a nest in the bird house so mom had to hang the hummingbird feeder in new spot. after getting it in the ground and then getting the hummingbird feeder hung up a branch from the shrub smacked mom in the eye. mom didn't pay much attention at the time but now it is seeping and itchy and quite sickening. mom is loading both eyes up with eye drops and hopes it will feel better tomorrow.tomorrow she has to drive dad to have more intensive testing done on his eyeballs and he won't be able to see afterwards and its 35 mies away.

HAPPY HUMPDAY

love Boo Boo

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04/27/2016 10:32.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffikki!
Hi Everybirdie! I am so sorry for not blogging yesterday. Mom had a very bad headache and couldn't keep her eyes open. But, I am happy to report that when she woke up this morning she felt just fine! To make up for not blogging last night, we will be making two toys tonight. For the first toy you will need,

- Cupcake papers (for small/medium birds) or mini cupcake papers (for extra small birds) or coffee filters (for large birds)
- Beads
- Safe stringing material

Take your string and tie a knot at the bottom. String on a bead, and take 3-4 cupcake papers or coffee filters, poke holes in the center, and string them on. String on another bead, and then more papers. Keep stringing on the beads and papers until it reaches your desired size. Then finish off by stringing a bead on top, and tying a loop.

For the next toy you will need,

- Wood (what ever size and type is right for your bird)
- Beads
- Safe stringing material
- OPTIONAL: a bell

Take your string and tie a knot at the bottom. If you are using a bell, tie the knot on the bell. String on a piece of wood, then a bead, then another piece of wood, then another bead, and so on until it reaches the desired size. Finished it off by adding a bead to the top and tying a loop.

Both of these are very simple, but fun to play with! The wooden toy was made for Paris using balsa, and the cupcake paper toy will be for one of the conures. There are pictures of both toys in my gallery. (Mom apologizes for the hideous colors of the cupcake paper toy. She had no pretty colors!)

Thank you so much for voting for me!

Hugs,
Grey Bird

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04/27/2016 10:30.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffikki
I guess it was dangerous for Luna to eat that much as she is tiny. Hope she never does that again! She is fine now.
Enjoy your company this weekend.
My mom loves it when the pool is 90!
Today was another sunny and warm day in the upper 80's. We are still waiting for rain. And, we had a new visitor. Bunni came with a bunny friend right up to our front screen door this morning. But, they didn't leave any Easter eggs or treats. I guess that's over with. They are very friendly.
Hugs
Chyna

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04/27/2016 10:27.03 PM Report This Comment  
  VOTE GREY BIRD MAY BOTM #275918
HI RAFFI, IT WAS ANOTHER COLD DAY HERE AND RAINY. TOMORROW WILL BE THE SAME. NOT MUCH FUN AT ALL.

HOPE YOU ARE DOING BETTER WEATHER WISE.

NO WARMER WEATHER IN SITE TILL END OF NEXT WEEK.

QUEEN KACEY & SWEETPEPPER

Come visit me, MAY 9,2009 THE WEDDING OF SWEETPEPPER & KIDDO, KACEY & MIKEY'S WEDDING PAGE MARCH 3, 2012, Digger Sept 29, 1998 - June 11, 2005, MAXIMILLIAN AUG 25,1992-MARCH 14,2010 R.I.P., THE PROUD BIRD PIE SHOP, KACEY LUVS HER MIKEY, TIEL TERRORS BASEBALL TEAM PRACTICE FIELD & SWEETPEPPER LUVS KIDDO.

04/27/2016 09:40.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Raffi~
I hope you had a wonderful day! It was cool here. It didn't rain and eventually the clouds moved out but it never got warm. It's more normal for this time of the year. We had 3 days at 80 last week and we are just not ready for that yet!
One of moms brothers lives in Arizona and the other one lives in California. Moms sister lives over in Shelton Washington which is across the sound from us. Mom will have to drive down to Olympia and then go back up on the other side since there are no bridges down here. It takes about an hour to get there and then it will be another 2 hours down to Portland. Moms sister will not drive the freeway for some reason. he brothers and their families are going for a mini vacation to Portland so mom and her sister will just drive down there to spend some time with them! Mom is still working on the date since she has to get the time off at work.
Just did chores today since we didn't get any done yesterday. I did get to watch Minions while mom was in the kitchen. I always laugh when that movie is on!
Have a great night!! Sleep tight and sweet dreams!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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04/27/2016 08:49.28 PM Report This Comment  
  HI MY DEAR SWEET RAFFI!!!
Yes,I love feeding the fish with you and wow cannot remember when I have ever seen that many turtles swimming around...Do you really think they missed me?....I know I missed the fish and the turtles..
Sweetie, it will be so much fun when your company comes and for sure if Momma Erin needs my help I am ready...
Okay time to hop up on our perch ....Peck a V4U...Many birdie wing hugs & beak kisses to you...Much love always...Your girlfriend forever, Cydney :o)

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04/27/2016 08:18.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Raffikki
Of course I can teach you the scream I bet you have a few awesome one's yourself. Come on lets get started.

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04/27/2016 05:24.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffikki
This morning was a bright sunny morning with the highs for the day of 51 the lows of 37 and right now at 7:00pm its 51 and still sunny out there.Mom got dad off to work and then she got some things done and then got us up super early,8:00am and cleaned our cages,swept our room and gave Dixie his antibiotics and Ofloxacin for his eye.Then she left to go to Nana's.Nana finished getting our cousins ready and then they got in Mom's car and went to E.Falmouth to pick up skin sis.What a nightmare it was having to go miles and miles out of the way just to get a few minutes down the road.There's construction going on everywhere in Falmouth and the detours are so long and all around creation.They went to Friendly's for breakfast and got the half priced breakfast which was too big for Mom and Nana to finish.Two eggs,Two slices of ham,Nana got bacon,and two pancakes.Skin sis got sausages and Brioche.From there they went to Falmouth Pet where Nana got some dried fruit for our cousins and the girls there wanted to know if we knew of anyone who wanted a B&G macaw.Mom was talking to him and he took a nut from her but the second time Mom offered him a peanut he nearly took her finger off!The girls said that he had been with his former home for over 35 years and the wife died and the husband couldn't keep him anymore as the Macaw started attacking him,the macaw hates men.And he loves the girl who works at the store but then he has his days where he wants to attack her too!From there they went to Dollar Tree and then Christmas Tree Shops and then Stop&Shop and CVS.Skin sis wanted to go to DQ so they went there and she bought them all Blizzards.Mom had one with fruit in it.From there Mom dropped skin sis back to her apartment as she had to go to PT and she took Nana home and had some tea with her and then left as it was 5:00pm.When she got home dad helped her unpack her car and then load it with all the stuff that skin sis left for the trash and donation places they worked on the other day.Then Mom made dinner for dad(Mac'N'Cheese)cleaned the dishes,our cages and then put all the stuff she got away.She brought some stuff out for the CawCaws to eat,dad had brought them the stuff that Nana brought home for them earlier.Now finally,Mom is here to help us get our notes out!Mom is so tired from driving around all day!
Wishing you a greyt 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
GET DOWN TO NAME THAT TUNE!(PAGE231616)WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

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04/27/2016 04:10.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi
Thanks for the vote, Hugs, Peppino

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04/27/2016 11:07.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi
What mom did for the 2 hours wasn't a tour, she calls it a walk and talk. It was for the new trainees. She was teaching the new docent class some background information for their tours when they do them.
Here's Falco's update: Today is my vet appointment, I hope she says I'm healing and maybe can take off the collar. If not, maybe next time. I have 2 new feathers that mom can see on my chest, but the rest is still bald. Anyone know how long it takes? Hugs, Falco
Mom had 2 tours this morning with first grades. They all wanted dinosaurs and friends, and both groups had booked a pterosaur time after their tour, so mom knows they will have a great time. One of the little guys kept trying to correct mom when she said pterosaur! He kept saying pterodactyl, so she finally told him that pterodactyl names one animal in the group, but pterosaur is the name for the whole group. He was very cute!
I hope your weather is better than ours today. It's 62 and cloudy, looks like rain any second. We are hoping the rain doesn't come until mom is back from the vet's office. I hope that you are getting lots of attention, cuddles and scritches today. Hugs, Willie

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04/27/2016 10:55.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Raffikki
Oh, well, can see why slip and slide while the covers were on the couch would've been frowned upon. Would imagine want a water slip and slide to be on lawn. Not sure when it was invented or became popular but mom's parronts home only had lawn that was sloped so wouldn't have been very good for one there.

Our mom could never quite get the hang of crochet even though it supposed to be easier than knitting. Maybe one day she'll have her sis teach her as her sis is fairly good at it.

More humidity for you? Yikes! Hoping we don't get any here.

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

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04/27/2016 05:23.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning Raffi our dear-from Jenny & Ms LaLo
Today we will not have much time for notes and votes , dad will be very busy with his nurse visit and, our home keeper and people coming to set up in home physical therapy sessions, yuck! Have a great hump day dear friends, and give our love to all in your happy home, see ya all tomorrow...

Much love from Jenny, Ms LaLo, Angel Christy, and our daddy Chuck

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04/27/2016 05:13.10 AM Report This Comment  
  plan B . . .
do we have a plan B ? Wait - of course we do ! Get a deck of cards - we can do card tricks ! Get some cups - we can play the shell game !

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04/27/2016 02:07.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi
Luna is doing ok now. But, she is a little Corgi puppy and her size versus that big chocolate egg was making her very sick. They said it was dangerous because of the amount of chocolate and her size. We think it was from an Easter egg hunt.
Enjoy your company :)
Another high 80's sunny day down in zone 10. Most of the planting/transplanting is done, thanks to a greyt supervisor ... moi! Just a few plants to go ... but, I gave my help the rest of the evening off as they worked hard. Dad has turned the pool heater off because the water was 90!
Hugs
Chyna

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04/26/2016 10:30.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi
well mom over did it yesterday. she started on the 2nd hillside. she got 7 50lbs bag full of leaves. that wasn't the hard part. it was dragging the leaves up the hill that did her in. she slipped and ripped open her shin on a rock. she was so exhausted from dragging the leaves up the hillside she never finished the last bag. the blood on her shin dried and her stuck her jeans to her leg. the good news is their was no tear on her jeans. she was so exhausted she didn't even wash up afterwards. she just got dad his dinner and watched tv all night. Cori spent the evening pulling all the sticks and leaves out of moms hair. it was a dirty job but somebody had to help her.

mom was pretty sore when she started to blog for us. she did Coris first and just as she was about to blog for me a muscle spasm shot down her whole leg. she has had them in her foot and calf but never the whole leg. mom had to stand up and try and walk it off. today she is so sore she can barely move. then she was changing the sheets on the bed and because her leg hurts she shifted her weight wrong and heard a pop in her side which means she hurt another muscle which feels similar to a broken rib but is quicker to heal. then mom hd to go to the bank and try and set up a checking account for g-ma so mom can write her checks and the bank said their law department had to approve that. mom had all her papers proving she is power of attorney. she thinks the woman she talked to didn't know what she is doing. after that mom bought super giant bandaids with extra padding and struggled getting them unwrapped so she could cover her seeping shin after she washed it well poured hydrogen peroxide on it and then covered it in neosporin mainly hoping that might prevent scaring.

Paddy Cake has been leaving me alone lately and i was surprised that Piddy Girl flew over numerous times to visit me tonight and was doing her hop skip walk/

love Boo Boo

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04/26/2016 09:37.27 PM Report This Comment  
  VOTE GREY BIRD MAY BOTM #275918
HEY RAFFI. WELL MOM AND G-PA ARE DOING GREAT. ITS KIND OF A VACATION FOR THEM NOT HAVING TO WAIT ON G-MA ALL DAY.

IT WOULD BE GREAT IF G-MA WON BIG IN VEGAS. WE WILL HOPE SHE DOES.

IT WAS A VERY CLOUDY, WINDY AND COLD DAY HERE TODAY. THEN TOMORROW WILL BE EVEN COLDER, IN THE 40'S. GUESS WE WERE LUCKY TO HAVE 2 NICE DAYS.

HAVE A GRETA HUMPDAY

QUEEN KACEY & SWEETPEPPER

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04/26/2016 09:27.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Raffi~
I hope you had a wonderful day! We had lots of plans for today but nothing got done. Mom was on the phone with various family members until 3 pm. Then she had to go pick Ian up, then Jennifer up, get dinner and clean up the kitchen! Not a very exciting day but I did get to yell hello to the family!
Mom has 2 younger brothers. One lives in Arizona and the other lives in California. They and their families are going to drive up to Portland Oregon this summer and want mom and her sister to meet them there. Portland is only 2 hours south of us. As usual with families, no one can decide on a date. The boys want to stay down there for a few days but mom and her sister have us pets to take care of so they only want to go for the day. Moms sister and her youngest brothers wife can only be together for a few hours before they are at each others throats!hahahahahaha Gotta love family!
I hope you enjoy your evening!! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love ya ~ Sugar ♥

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04/26/2016 08:24.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffikki
I think skin sis took her game table to her storage unit for now until she cleans out her apartment to make room for it.She's got such a small place and not much room to store things.Her friend helped her get it and put it in the car for her.Mom will be off and running again tomorrow and Mom is going to let us stay home as its going to be so cold out.She's planning on not doing too much tomorrow so she can be home at a decent hour.
How is all the preparations going for your next group of company?I'll bet you're excited to get more attention from everyone again!
Loving you always and forever,Dixie

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04/26/2016 06:18.44 PM Report This Comment  
  HI MY DEAR SWEET RAFFI!!!
That was so much fun feeding the fish and having the umbrella to shade us from all of that hot sun and that great cold lemonade....This is the only place for me to be right here with you.....Pecked a V4U..Much love to you always...Many birdie wing hugs and beak kisses to you my dear...Your forever girlfriend, Cydney :o)

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04/26/2016 06:03.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Raffikki
I mostly do a high pitched scream then make this yip yip noise. Dad said when I screamed I was trying to sound like the kids yelling. I know your going to love it.

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04/26/2016 05:45.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffikki
This morning was a dark rainy cold morning with the highs for the day of 48 the lows of 40 and right now its 43 and raining.After Mom got dad off to work she got us all up and cleaned our cages,swept our room and fed us our bean mix.Then she scrubbed both bathrooms and gave Dixie his antibiotics and eye drops.Other than washing the floors and vacuuming and working on trying to put all the junk Mom and skin sis got out of the spare room packed in her car,and some other chores its going to be another boring dark day here.But at least it will keep Mom home with us all day again.Another uneventful day here but we're happy about that.We never know what's going to happen around here with people popping in unexpectedly like yesterday afternoon skin bro came and stayed for several hours and then skin sis came over at 7:30pm to pick up her big game table from the sun room.
Wishing you a greyt day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses!Loving you always and forever,my sweet buddy,Love Dixie
GET DOWN TO NAME THAT TUNE(PG231616)AND JOIN IN ALL THE FUN THAT'S GOING ON THERE!YOU MAY COME HOME WITH A BRAND NEW JUKE BOX OR A SPECIAL PRIZE PICTURE OF YOUR CHOICE FOR GUESSING THE THEME!DON'T MISS OUT ON ALL THE ACTION,DON'T BE SHY,COME ON DOWN AND GIVE IT A TRY!YOU'LL BE GLAD YOU DID,COMING BACK A WINNING FID!

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04/26/2016 05:27.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi
Well, the checker board is done and gone, what shall we chew up next?

Well, Mom is still not 100%, but the improvement is steady. She even got out of bed at 9:30 this morning, and she hasn't gone back yet! Yesterday it was 11, and the days before that? In and out of bed all day long with never more than 20-30 minutes up. The cough from the bronchitis is much better, and the sinus infection has really improved. Needless to say I am very pleased to be getting more Mommy time, but that chicken broth she had for lunch was of no interest to me! Hopefully there will be snacks later....

I am very pleased to announce that every single pic in the Derby Hat Contest has at least one vote. That shows that the turn out for voting is almost as good as the voting in our primaries across the country. By the time CA has theirs, it will all be over but the shouting but Mom and Dad will vote anyway. Dad keeps threatening to vote for Trump, but he is just kidding...isn't he?

Kiddo

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04/26/2016 01:42.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi
You stimulate baby animals by rubbing their bottoms quickly with a warm wet cotton ball. Bunnies are funny, because they pee forever! Mom did one yesterday, he peed all over the cotton ball, the wastebasket and the floor, then she put him on the scale. When she picked him up off the scale, he peed again! She reweighed him, and he lost 4 grams that fast! Martha is a permanent resident. She's been there as long as mom has! She has a wing injury that started to heal before she was brought in.
Peppino says thanks for the vote.
Today mom did the presentation of Hopi and ancient Egyptian animals for the new docent class. It was a little scary, because mom didn't find a lot of information on the Hopi animals, but she managed. She showed the class some of the things that lived or live today in the southwest, like jaguars, pronghorns, etc. She also stopped at the deer and elk cases, even though those particular deer and elk aren't from the southwest. They also stopped at the coyote.
Egypt was a lot easier to research and present. Mom presented the animals and the gods with whom they were associated. It was fun, because not only did they wander all over the second floor, looking at the African dioramas, they also got to see the dung beetles from the resource room.
On the third floor, mom did Bird Hall, but told them they were doing both Egyptian and Hopi, so they had to keep separate notes for them. They paid particular attention to vultures and falcons for Egypt, golden eagles for Hopi, then further down the hall, they stopped at the turkey (Hopi raise wild ones for food), quail, ibis, and a few others. The last 2 stops were in the cultural halls. Mom showed them the mummified animals in Egypt, and where to see the golden eagle in the Hopi area. All in all, it took the full 2 hours which mom didn't expect, but they seemed to get a lot out of it.
On the way home, mom stopped at Trader Joe's (always a mistake when you are hungry), and picked up some beet hummus, Mediterranean hummus, curried chicken salad, sushi, well, you get the picture. She went in there for broccoli and blueberries for us. Oh yes, she got them, too.
That meant coming straight home, though, because it's warm out and some of the things she bought had to be frozen or refrigerated. So she didn't stop to vote, but will go later, as she's not going to miss today's primary.
It rained here this morning, and apparently while mom was lecturing at the museum. It looks like it might rain again, but in between, the sun is really hot. It's in the mid 70s here. I hope you are having a great spring day and getting lots of cuddles and scritches, too. Hugs, Willie

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04/26/2016 11:52.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning Sweet Raffikki-from your buddy Jennifer
We will have a warm day, with scattered rain showers on the way for the next several days! Dad will be doing more consolidating today to make better use of our space! He is so pleased to see pics of his girls, they are being well cared for at aunt Denise's home, they seem so happy! Dad is starting to get impatient with his healing process, but fortunately he can not over do things, his strength will not allow him to get stupid! Have a great ToosDay dear BC friends, and give our love to all in your happy home...

Forever love from Jen, MsLaLo, Angel Christy, & our impatient daddy

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04/26/2016 07:29.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Raffikki
Don't think mom ever did the slip and slide on the plastic covers as they never go taken off the seats they were covering. Didn't even have a real slip and slide. Those are still around.

Our mom remembers the crochet since they were made with the thread and very small and intricate. Must've taken some hours to make 'em since had to be big enough to cover the arms and such.

Weather here has been windy which is keeping temps down. Forecast to reach near 90 by the w/e, yuck! Hope that doesn't last too long. Just not right to be hot in spring. Be awesome to have the good weather for the company and get out in the boat and such.

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

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04/26/2016 05:49.53 AM Report This Comment  
  YES ! a magic show !
Cookie grabs a hat and starts calling the bunnies - I'm going to pull you two out of this hat of poppa Jim's !

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04/26/2016 02:08.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Raffi!
Hi Everybirdie. Tonight we are going to make a little forager/shredder toy. You will need,

- A treat cup
- A palm flower
- Beads
- Cupcake papers
- Finger traps
- Crinkle paper
- Safe stringing material

Take your string and tie a knot at the end. String a few beads on, and then take a treat cup, poke a hole in the bottom, and string that one. Fill the cup with crinkle paper and treats, and then take the palm flower, poke a hole in the center, and string it on top of the treat cup. Take a few cupcake papers, poke holes in the centers, and cut the sides. String those on, then string on 3 finger traps, a few beads, and tie a loop on the top.

There is a picture in my gallery.

Thanks for voting for me!

Hugs,
Grey Bird

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04/25/2016 11:37.13 PM Report This Comment  
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