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Hi! My name is TAZ ~ SPRING IS HERE...

I am a Citron-Crested Cockatoo from Pasco, WA.

My newest one from Uncle Chuck...Chain Saw

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Tazzie


17 years old   M

Citron-Crested Cockatoo

I love almonds, grapes, squash, and bananas

I love to be on or in others cages, when they are not home. I also love to be on dad's shoulder when he is cleaning our cages. I like to be with mom in the evening and get scritches...

I hate baths or showers of any kind, water is not my friend...and that's all I got to say about that!

They treat me great, I have lots of friends, good food to eat, lots of toys to play with and unconditional love even when I am bad...

I love to instigate trouble....

Chew wood whenever possible and treasure friends....

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  Hi Taz
Can't wait to see the pics of your Mom's redone back yard. I bet it looks super, and I am sure all the wild birdies are very grateful for the new bath site.

Well, Mom did insist on taking a shower before she joined me today. The trainer really worked her, then she danced her tail feathers off (funny, I don't remember her ever having any...) in zumba. We did get outside for a sunbath as soon as she was all cleaned up though, and it was a very nice one. A little cooler today, which was good since it was an afternoon session.

Then Mom and I shared one of my favorite of her frozen lunches (they're not frozen when we eat them, of course). This one has lima beans in it, which is how my mom discovered how much I love them. She lets me have them all, even though she likes them too.

And Mom called the insurance company today about their denying her first ablation because they say it was "investigative". Now that is just silly, because they took out abnormal tissue to prevent cancer, and they have already paid #2 and #3. Amazingly she got a very nice and very helpful lady on the phone, and they went through the "Grievance Process" step by step together. (She agreed with Mom that it didn't make sense.) So now it can take up to 30 days for that to process, but this nice person said she would keep an eye on it and keep my mom posted. Maybe this will finally get taken care of.

Oh, and good news at the GI doc's visit yesterday. Not only did the whole thing only take an hour (a record for this doc), but he is pretty sure he got it all this time, and no more ablations. She has to get an endoscopy and biopsy in June to be sure, but after the ablations an endoscopy is like a trip to Disneyland!

Kiddo

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04/11/2014 03:22.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Taz
The KB storm shelter is done on the outside. Now its time to start the inside walls. Then we can get it painted and start putting in every thing we want inside. Stop by and pound a nail or paint a wall with us.

I ordered food from IHOP & Lizzy the Castle dragon/cook for all day. I ordered a special seed mix for all the seed eaters on BC.

Ms BB

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04/11/2014 09:54.25 AM Report This Comment  
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Come visit me, TAZ ~ SPRING IS HERE..., Scooby ~ BC DERBY DAY COMING SOON!, CHICA ~ HAPPY EASTER, ROSIE ~ HAPPY EASTER/HAPPY SPRING, NAPOLEON ~ HAPPY EASTER, SUZI ~ HAPPY EASTER, THE GREY'T GREY WINGS - THANKS TEAM, The Proctors... CONGRATULATIONS TO THE HAWKS!, SIMON ~ I LOVE REBA, Chloe ~ MISS YOU SO MUCH GIZZY ♥ & JEWELS ~ RIDING GEMOLOGIST IN THE DERBY.

04/10/2014 10:56.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Taz
Although Mom actually is on FB, she doesn't know how to do anything there. Any chance of that video of Nappy going on BC?

10AM sunbath again today, and once again Mom moved to the shade after a few minutes. She would like to get some sun like me, but then there is the whole cancer thing. How can something that is so healthy for us be so bad for our humans?

Mom goes to see the her massage therapist for her shoulders and back this afternoon, and then after a short visit back home with me she will be off to see her GI doc for the follow up on her ablation. She is also taking that letter from the insurance company about the first ablation being "investigative" and therefore not covered. Sure hope he doesn't want to do another one, because so far out of the three the insurance company apparently is only covering one. Mom sure doesn't have thousands of dollars to send off to the hospital!

No gym time today though, so I get Mom as soon as she gets home from the doc's office. Hopefully she won't get stuck in his waiting room for an hour like she has before. If it goes that long, she will just tell them she is fine and doesn't need a follow up. Enough is enough. She needs to get home to me (and maybe Dad... maybe!)

Kiddo

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04/10/2014 11:46.45 AM Report This Comment  
  HI TAZ
GLAD TO HEAR DAD IS CLEARED TO GO AND ABLE TO GET HIS DRAG RACING LCENSE.
IT SOUNDS LOVELY AT YOUR HOUSE WITH ALL THE FLOWERS AND BEES AND TREES BLOOMING.

HERE IS THE HUMMINGBIRD NECTAR RECIPEE. BOIL 4 CUPS OF WATER AND ADD 1 CUP OF SUGAR. STIR WELL UNTIL ALL THE SUGAR IS DISVOLVED. LET COOL TO ROOM TEMPERATURE AND THEN REFRIDGORATE. IT SHOULD KEEP FOR A MONTH. ALWAYS CHANGE THE NECTAR OUTSIDE IF IT BECOMES CLOUDY OR IS A REALLY HOT DAY BECAUSE MOLD WILL RAPIDLY GROW IN IT. YOU KNOW THAT BLACK CRAP YOU CAN SEE GROWING ON THE GLASS. NEVER BUY THAT NECTAR WITH FOOD DYE IN IT. JUST PLANT SOME FUSHIA NEAR THE FEEDER AND THE HUMMERS WILL COME.

WE JUST LEARNED SOMETHING NEW TONIGHT FROM A 14 YEAR OLD KID FROM ENGLAND WHO WAS ON THE DAVID LETTERMAN SHOW BECAUSE HE BUILT A NUCLEAR FUSION REACTOR IN HIS GARAGE. HE IS TRYING TO MAKE THE NUCLEAR FUSION REACTOR BETTER AT PRODUCING ENERGY. WHAT IS USED TODAY ARE NUCLEAR FISION REACTORS. NUCLEAR FISION SPLITS THE ATOM CREATING TONS OF RADIOACTIVE WASTE THAT THEN MUST BE DISPOSED OF PROPERLY. OF COURSE WE HEAR THE HORROR STORIES DAILY OF ILLEGAL DUMPING OF NUCLEAR FISION WASTE MATERIAL INTO OUR DRINKING WATER AND ON OUR LANDS. A NUCLEAR FUSION COMBINES THE ATOMS AND CREATES NO WASTE RADIOACTIVE OR OTHERWISE. STRANGE HOW A 14 YEAR OLD HAS A BETTER UNDERSTANDING ON
WHAT WOULD BE BETTER TO USE FOR ENERGY THAN ALL THE ENERGY COMPANIES NOW IN EXISTENCE. HOPEFULLY THAT KID WILL BE OUR SAVING FUTURE!

HAPPY HUMPDAY

LOVE CORI

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04/09/2014 11:07.01 PM Report This Comment  
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Come visit me, TAZ ~ SPRING IS HERE..., Scooby ~ BC DERBY DAY COMING SOON!, CHICA ~ HAPPY EASTER, ROSIE ~ HAPPY EASTER/HAPPY SPRING, NAPOLEON ~ HAPPY EASTER, SUZI ~ HAPPY EASTER, THE GREY'T GREY WINGS - THANKS TEAM, The Proctors... CONGRATULATIONS TO THE HAWKS!, SIMON ~ I LOVE REBA, Chloe ~ MISS YOU SO MUCH GIZZY ♥ & JEWELS ~ RIDING GEMOLOGIST IN THE DERBY.

04/09/2014 10:52.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Taz
One thing about the hat contest. Mom has noticed that a lot of the birdies put their pics in their galleries rather than as their profile pic. It should still be just as easy to pick up, right?

I have had a very nice day so far. Really warm here again today with a high of 88. Mom checked the temp at 9:30 AM, and it was already 75, so she came right in and got me settled and ready to go outside by 10. We stayed extra long, because it was so pretty out and looks like tomorrow is more of the same.

Mom goes to the gym this afternoon at 4, and doesn't get back till 6:15 or so, so this is the night I get her all sweaty and she stays that way right up to my bed time. I don't mind at all, but she says it's a bit uncomfortable. She doesn't want to short me on my evening mommy time though. With the big bush shading my window, it is dark in my room by 7:30, and I insist on going to bed then. Last night she was taking too long, and I snuggled under the towel over her feet (to stop me from chewing her slippers), and I went to sleep there. She was tempted to let me stay there, but she was worried I would wake up in the middle of the night and get scared. So into my cage I went, and that was fine with me.

Kiddo

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04/09/2014 01:44.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Tazzie from your pal Angel Christy
Can you believe it wasn't before 9:15 until the BC finally decided to open for us, that was decent of them! It is not exactly like we were at a loss for something to do, at our home there is always something that needs attention! We did a lot of FB notes earlier, and now some BC notes, then on to the rest of our day! Please give my love to all in your fabulous happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Love from Heaven, Angel Christy

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04/07/2014 11:16.24 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Taz
I asked around to see how everybirdy would feel about no April milonga, but then I had an idea that would be fun and easy. Why don't we have a mini-milonga on the 19th, the day the entries for the hat contest close. We can call it the viewing of the hats. That's if you think you can have the pics labeled and posted in the milonga gallery by then. I don't want to give your mom too much work, so this idea is totally up to you. After they are posted, the milonga would take care of itself. There wouldn't be anything else needed, and since the pics have to be posted anyway....just a thought. Let me know if you like it.

Kiddo

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04/04/2014 03:40.32 PM Report This Comment  
  HI TAZ
MOMS NOT DOING VERY WELL. THE HARDEST IS TRYING TO SLEEP AT NIGHT. THEN HER USUAL MORNING OF SNEEZING IS TAKING A TOLL. THE BATHROOM SINK BECAME CLOGGED AND HAD TO CALL A PLUMBER WHO CAME THIS MORNING. MOM HAD TO CLEAN THE BATHROOM BEFORE THE PLUMBER SAW IT. THEN SHE HAD TO CLEAN IT AFTER HE LEFT. THE PLUMBER KEPT TELLING MOM NOT TO KEEP BENDING DOWN. IT WASNT THE BENDING DOWN THAT GOT MOM BUT THE STANDING UP AFTERWARDS. ANYWAY AT LEAST ITS FIXED AND THE BATHROOM IS CLEAN. MOM JUST KEEPS TAKING TYLENOL. THE WHOE BACK THING STARTED WHEN DAD ASKED MOM TO CLEAN UP SOME LEAVES ON THE SIDE OF THE YARD ON MONDAY. MOM DID BUT THEN TRIPPED ON A LOG BURIED UNDER ALL THE LEAVES AND FLIPPED OVER THE HILLSIDE.

I WANT TO GIVE MY MOST SINCERE APOLOGIES FOR NOT GET BACK TO EVRYBIRDY SOONER. I HAVE BEEN READING MY BLOGS BUT SINCE I CANT TYPE I HAD TO WAIT FOR MOM. I AM THRILLED TO BE QUEEN.CAN YOU BELIEVE I BECAME QUEEN ON APRIL FOOLD DAY! WHO ELSE BUT ME, RIGHT? I DIDNT THINK I COULD WIN IT. OF COURSE I WON BECAUSE OF ALL MY DEAR FRIENDS SUPPORT. BOO BOO WORKED HER LITTLE TAIL FEATHERS OFF HELPING ME AND WAS ECSTATIC OVER WINNING BOTD TODAY. PADDY AND PIDDY WERE OVER JOYED TO GET TO COME TO THE CASTE WITH US AND HAVE BEEN DANCING THE DAYS AWAY. WE ARE THOROUGHLY ENJOYING OUR TIME AT THE CASTLE AND EXTEND AN OPEN INVITIATION TO EVERYBIRDY TO COME AND JOIN US ANYTIME AND STAY AS LONG AS THEY WANT. ITS ON ME. WE ARE ALSO HAVING THE BEST TIME PLAYING WITH THE DRAGON THAT LIVES IN THE CASTLE MOAT. DID YOU KNOW HE LIKES TO EAT CARMEL CORN?

LOVE CORI

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04/03/2014 06:13.02 PM Report This Comment  
  HI TAZ
THANKYOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT DURING MY MONTH OF MARCH BOTM CAMPAIGN. I ESPECIALLY WANT TO THANK MY LITTLE FISTER BOO BOO FOR WORKING HER LITTLE BUM OFF ORGANIZING MY SPEECHES AND KEEPING ME IN LINE
LISTED BELOW ARE SOME OF THE REFERENCES WE USED FOR MY CAMPAIGN SPEECHES. WE HOPE YOU FOUND SOMETHING INTERESTING IN MY SPEECHES
american bird conservancy
cornell lab of ornithology
national wildlife
the sierra club
audubon
books
a bird in the hand - leonard mann
the birders miscellany- scott weidensaul
the folklore of birds-laura c martin
100 birds and how they got their name-diana wells
irish cures mystic charms and superstitions-lady wilde
one for sorrow a book of old fashioned lore-chloe rhodes
flights of fancy- peter tate
why pandas do handstand-augustus brown
birds in legends fables and folklore-ernest ingersoll
wildelife folklore-laura c martin
birds in fact & legend-salter harper

all our love
Cori and Boo Boo (campaign manager)

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03/31/2014 06:03.03 PM Report This Comment  
  HI TAZ
Boo Boo announces before Coris speech that they woke up to a dusting of snow this morning and then she wishes all the birds a lovely day.
Many of the birds inhabiting the south american rainforest depend on old growth forests for their winter stay before migrating north in the spring. the deforestation and destruction of the rain forests are wrecking havoc on migratory birds. while in the north migratory birds might live entirely on insects upon arrival of the old growth forests they will depend entirely on fruits to sustain them. logging for timber by cutting down old growth tress plus the fragmentation of the forests by the oil and gas companies by drilling and fracking are causing an alarming decrease in bird populations. this hasn't even covered the topic of all the toxic spills that have occurred polluting fresh drinking sources and polluting the air. I’m sorry to say the latest news from Galveston Texas is not good.
The slick caused by the recent toxic spill in the Gulf of Mexico is drifting toward Chester’s Island, a critical bird habitat in Matagorda Bay. The island hosts tens of thousands of breeding waterbirds each year.This crisis is far from over.
thats why i would like to talk today about trees and their importance.
THE VALUE AMOUNT OF A TREE IS $193,250. according to Professor T.M.Dass of the university of Calcutta. One tree living 50 years will generate $31,250 worth of oxygen, provide $62,000 worth of air pollution control, control soil erosion and increase soil fertility to the tune of $31,250 recycle $37,500 worth of water and provide a home for animals worth $31,250. this of course does not include the value of the fruits or beauty derived from trees.

BUT DOWN DEEP
AT THE MOLECULAR HEART OF LIFE
THE TREES AND WE
ARE ESSENTIALLY THE SAME-------Carl Sagan

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love Cori and Boo Boo (campaign manager)
(Yes We Are Tree Huggers and Proud of it)

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03/30/2014 09:55.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning Tazzie from Angel Christy
Taz man, our precious Sunday should be a pleasant one, our temps will reach into the 60's! The past several days have been very hectic for us, a lot of personal business to take care of, but that is hopefully winding down a little! I hope your Sunday is as grand as you want it to be! Even Chyna is getting milder weather, at least for now! Have a great day, and give my love to all in your home, see ya tomorrow...

Love from Jenny

PS~Sorry we had to miss the Irish Milonga last night, we heard it was really fun..

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03/30/2014 07:42.14 AM Report This Comment  
  HI TAZ
Ravens have inspired a large body of folklore and legend which is not entirely negative. i would like to concentrate on the more positive tales . for a good laugh you can google the Raven saying Never More Never more WHACKA WHACKA WHACKA on u-tube.

the vikings worshipped and revered ravens and its image was carried on all their banners and shields. since ravens had the power of human speech they were thought to fly all over the world everyday returning at night to tell of what they had seen and heard. the irish phrase"ravens knowledge" applies to anyone who appears to see and know all. in europe the raven was considered a mystical and magical bird. Alexander the Great was said to have been guided across the desert by two ravens sent from heaven. in Briton legend maintains that England will not fall as long as Ravens remain in the tower of London.

the raven was connected with the creation of the world by american indians who made people out of a rock and a leaf. the raven showed the leaf to the people and said "see this leaf" you are to be like it. when the leaf falls from the branch and rots there is nothing left. thus the raven also brought death to the world. one indian tribe believed he raven was a mythical ancestor of their tribe and performed many wonderful deeds at the beginning of the world. one such deed was determining the particular task a bird should perform, where they should live and what their color should be. for instance the American Robin was was to give pleasure to man through its beauty. all birds were told to dress differently so they could recognize each other. the Blue-Jay was told to pie its hair high and tie it with a string. the magical Raven could transform itself into whatever shape it chose and remove its feathers like a coat. as a spirit of creation he had not beginning or no end.

THANKYOU FOR YOUR VOTES

love Cori and Boo Boo (campaign manager)

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03/29/2014 01:31.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Taz
I think that will make a wonderful prize for the contest, and it makes it very clear what they won for when they post it on their page. Good thinking. And I will be happy to keep track of the guesses.

The milonga tomorrow night is going to be a lot of fun. Irish and spring! What more could you ask for? All the details are on the Calendar Page. And get right over to the Milonga page #165848 and guess how many candies are in the leprechaun's jar before it is too late. We only have three guesses right now, but maybe Taz will extend the deadline an hour or two.

Mom is at least feeling well enough to blog for me today, and I am getting my time with her as well. The pain was definitely more on this ablation, maybe because he really burned deeper to get all the abnormal pre-cancerous tissue out. The liquid pain med works pretty well, but since one of the ingredients is liquid Benadryl, Mom always has to take a nap after she takes a dose. That's her excuse anyway. At least today they are only 30 minutes or so. Yesterday we were looking at 3 hours at a time. That did not leave nearly enough time for me! And she is able to eat soft foods today, although so far it has been cottage cheese for both breakfast and lunch. That's no fun to share at all!

Kiddo

P.S. We are to 6 guesses now.

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03/28/2014 01:36.47 PM Report This Comment  
  HI TAZ
Cori decides to do something a little different today and tells Boo Boo to take a seat with the rest of the bird audience because today she is talking about Blue Jays. Boo Boo clapped her wings with glee upon hearing this and listens intently to Cori.

noisy and fearless and found throughout the eastern united states and canada but also extending westward and sometimes spotted in western states. there are a few legends that blue jays have acquired over the years. southerners say Blue Jays were yoked to a plow by a sparrow and the mark left by the ole can still be seen on the blue jays breast.
the Cherokee indianas suggest that if find a blue jay feather, soak it in water and then gently brush a childs eye with it, the child will become an wary riser. this will not work if the feather is taken from the bird, it must be found on the ground.
indians from the hudson bay area believe the Canadian jay crowed out a warning whenever the tried to sneak up on a Eskimo camp and for this reason the indians often killed the Canada Jay
because Blue Jays do not always retrieve all of the acorns and other seeds they bury in the fall, they are friends to the forest by "planting" new seeds.
around the time automobiles became common, a Jaywalker meant a rustic bumpkin who didn't look where he was going and a "Jay" often referred to a silly person perhaps because they were considered vain about their gaudy plumage.

HAPPY TGIF DAY
THANKYOU FOR YOUR VOTES
love Cori and Boo Boo (campaign manager)

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03/28/2014 11:28.00 AM Report This Comment  
  HI TAZ
the 300 species of Hummingbirds feed mainly on red tubular flowers with a long beak with an even longer tongue that laps up the nectar. they also eat small insects that live near the flowers like spiders ,beetles, ants aphids and gnats. these small flying gems are anything but cowardly, unafraid of humans and battle furiously among themselves defending their territory.observing this, aztec warriors believed they would be reincarnated as hummingbirds upon death in battle. they also believed the hummingbird was one of the original creators of the universe.
in one mayan legend the great god was busy making different kinds of birds for the world. when he was finished he found a tiny pile of scraps left over and not wanting to waste anything decided to make the tiniest bird of all. after making a pair of hummingbirds he called all the birds together to celebrate. many birds brought gifts. the house finch gave red feathers for the male to make a scarf, which the male then gave 1 or 2 of these feathers to the female. the sun gave a present also and shone down on the couple making their feathers gleam and sparkle like gold and jewels. since that time hummingbirds feathers glow with an iridescence in the sun.
indians of the american south west considered hummingbirds to be bringers of rain. it was felt the little hummer had a direct connection to the god of rain and would bring much needed water to this region. water jars were decorated with paintings of hummers. Hopi and Zuni tribes include the hummingbird in their ceremonial rain dances
THANKYOU FOR YOUR VOTES
love Cori and Boo Boo(campaign manager)

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03/27/2014 12:17.28 PM Report This Comment  
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Come visit me, TAZ ~ SPRING IS HERE..., Scooby ~ BC DERBY DAY COMING SOON!, CHICA ~ HAPPY EASTER, ROSIE ~ HAPPY EASTER/HAPPY SPRING, NAPOLEON ~ HAPPY EASTER, SUZI ~ HAPPY EASTER, THE GREY'T GREY WINGS - THANKS TEAM, The Proctors... CONGRATULATIONS TO THE HAWKS!, SIMON ~ I LOVE REBA, Chloe ~ MISS YOU SO MUCH GIZZY ♥ & JEWELS ~ RIDING GEMOLOGIST IN THE DERBY.

03/26/2014 10:57.23 PM Report This Comment  
  HI TAZ
Boo Boo does the HAPPY HUMPDAY dance before Coris speech:
the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird is the only hummingbird that breeds in the northeastern united states. one early naturalist felt the birds rapidly beating wings sounded like a bumble bee and named it the Humbird. the Ruby-Throated migrates from South America to southern canada flying non-stop , 500 miles, across the Gulf of Mexico.in the western united states the Rufous Hummingbird ranges farther north than any other hummingbird going as far as southern Alaska. the Annas Hummingbird resides in California wandering sometimes into Arizona and along the Rockies north into Canada . a popular myth was that the Hummingbirds must be hitchhiking a ride on larger birds to be able to travel such long distances.

hummingbirds have almost the highest metabolism of any warm blooded mammal and feed almost continuously often becoming torpid at night to preserve their energy. the female laying on her eggs doesn't have the luxury of lowering her metabolism at night since she must keep her 2 eggs warm. the intricately woven nest made up of spider web silk seems to protect her and her eggs from the cold.
in one Mayan legend birds who asked a tribal wiseman how to build a sturdy nest were sent to the hummingbirds for instructions.

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love Cori and Boo Boo (a very tired campaign manager)

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03/26/2014 02:01.50 PM Report This Comment  
  HI TAZ
Boo Boo makes Cori gargle with cepacol before her speech today and then makes her spit it out into a little brass spittoon.

A Hummingbird rarely makes any sound other than the faint :hum of its beating wings and will make a high pitched chirping sound when angry. the reason a legend says is greed. the Hummingbirds extensible tongue allows it to reach deep into a flower to obtain nectar. according to legend the Hummingbird swallowed too much nectar at one time and lost its voice in the flower. that is why the Hummingbird dashes from bloom to bloom so swiftly- it is searching for its lost voice. another legend states that the Hummingbird hibernates instead of migrating. written in a old book of folklore "Hummingbirds live by the dew and juice of flowers. they die or sleep every year in the month of october, sitting upon a a little bough, in a warm and close place. the wake in the middle of april, after the flowers be sprung and therefore call themselves the revived birds.

perhaps one day the Hummingbird will find its lots voice in a flower and the sound will be lovely to hear.

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love Cori and Boo Boo (very tired campaign manager)

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03/25/2014 12:39.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Taz
I totally misunderstood about the candy jar. I thought we were going to have the guess at the party. Your idea is much better, and I think putting the pic of the jar on the milonga page would work great. Then they can post their guesses on that page, but we will announce the winner at the party. Do you have a prize pic for them?

Barely warm enough here for my sunbath today, but Mom and I got out there just the same. It is supposed be even cooler the next couple of days, but I wouldn't be getting a sunbath on Wednesday or Thursday anyway since Mom will be laid up from her esophageal procedure. She won't be much good to me on Wednesday, but she promised to spend all day on Thursday with me, so that will make up for it. The bad part is that she will be eating nothing but soup both days, and that is not my favorite thing at all. Especially since it isn't the kind with lovely chunks of good stuff in it. Phooey. The pudding on day three though? Yum!

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03/24/2014 03:30.06 PM Report This Comment  
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Boo Boo stands in front of the audience on this monday and gives a small introduction before Cori's campaign speech. since everybody is anxiously waiting for spring we thought we would end our campaign week talking about Hummingbirds, for when they return to the colder regions spring must be here even if it doesn't feel like it.

When the pilgrims stepped ashore in Massachusetts in 1620 the indian chiefs who greeted them wore strange, small glittering ornaments in their ears-they were stuffed hummingbirds. Cortez, the spanish conquistador was astonished when he met Montezuma in Mexico, to see that the Aztec emperor and nobles of the court were arrayed in long coats that shone brilliantly when the sun struck them. when such a cloak was presented to Cortez, he was amazed to find it made entirely of hundreds of hummingbird skins.

hummingbirds, the smallest of all birds(the Bee Hummingbird from Cuba is the size of a bumblebee) have almost been completely obliterated from the earth several times. somehow they managed to survive. in the 19th century it was fashionable to decorate ladies hats with them and millions were killed for it. in 1860 more than 500,000 hummingbird skins were auctioned in london. eventually laws were passed in the united states and london making it illegal to trade in hummingbird skins plus fashions changed so hummingbirds slowly made a recovery considering they only lay 2 small pearl sized eggs a year and are the prey of larger birds and squirrels. the destruction of their forests where they make their nests and pesticides are are now increasingly taking their toll on the tiny "jewels of the sky"

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03/24/2014 12:13.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Taz
You are right those are crocus's in my gallery and those are of Nana's garden! Mom and all of us here are still waiting for ours to all bloom,we have all the leaves popping up in the garden,Mom can see crocus leaves,tulip leaves,hyacynth and even primrose leaves but no flowers blooming!Mom is hoping her bleeding hearts will survive this year!We are expecting to get 6-12 inches of snow here with the noreaster that's coming on Tuesday/Wednesday and winds of 50-60 mph! Mom is so afraid that our power will go off and its going to be sooo cold here too!Mom and I just love those beautiful pansies and the marigolds and the asian daisies? you have,how beautiful they are and so what spring should be like!
Its so good to see you!We all just love your Profile Pic too!Just look at how handsome you are with that beautiful crest of yours,the coloring of it like the warm sunshine!It's 25 here and the sun is shining but not doing much to warm things up with!Can you believe that after this noreaster with the freezing cold temperatures,by Friday we're supposed to go up to the 60's!I don't think we'll get those temps but still,from one eggstreme to the next!
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,Dixie

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03/24/2014 08:14.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi sweet Tazzie, from Angel Christy
Our week has started like it or not, Mr Cookie is right, where does the weekend go! Ours was a good and productive one, I hope yours was as well! Winter is not done kicking our cages just yet, we have got one more blast of Canadian weather, I wish they would keep it up there! Have a great day and week for that matter, give my love to all in your home, see ya tomorrow...

Love from Heaven, Angel Christy

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03/23/2014 10:27.29 PM Report This Comment  
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before Cori begins her speech Boo Boo dusts her off and then wishes all the birds a wonderful day.
found mostly in the old world, the Kingfisher is a bright jewel of a bird who skims over the water in a flash of blue and orange, dicing for small fish, crayfish, frogs and insects.its eyes have oval lenses enabling it to see well in the air as well as underwater. wearing the Kingfishers feathers was believed to heighten the wearers beauty.in britton it was believed the bird could glow in the dark. it was believed that the Kingfisher was originally a dull colored bird but Noah releases the Kingfisher from his arc in order to find land. after being confined for so long the bird flew up to the sky until it took on the blue color of the heavens. then it flew so close to the sun its breast was scorched so it was forced to dive into the water below . at this point it remembered it was suppose to find land and went in search of the ark but could no longer find it since Noah had long since landed on Mt Arafat. this is why the Kingfisher continues to this day flying along rivers calling out to Noah. it was also believed that upon death the birds did not decay so their bodies were placed among clothes to preserve them. whoever owned dead Kingfisher would be granted grace and loveliness by wearing its feathers. plucking feathers from a Kingfisher and throwing them in water, then retrieving only the feathers that floated and stroking a loved one with them was considered a powerful love talismans. dead Kingfishers hung up by their beaks with a thread foretold the direction the wind would blow by which direction their breast faced.
RENEGE AFFIRM, AND TURN THEIR HALEYCON BEAKS
WITH EVERY GALE AND VARY OF THEIR MASTERS…..shakespeare
it is amazing how birds are able to survive despite man! the amazon and green Kingfishers are found from Mexico to Argentina and are stable at about 500,000 in population.
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03/23/2014 02:41.22 PM Report This Comment  
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today i would like to talk about the BIRD MAN OF ALCATRAZ. in 1963, Robert F Stroud, murderer of two men died after spending 54 years in solitary confinement. no man in the history of the world ever spent more time alone. were it not for his deep intelligence and love for birds, Stroud would have converted to a human vegetable, but instead became one of the worlds greatest bird pathologists. in an article in the respected Scientific American, the author states that Stroud learned more about bird diseases than any other amateur investigator. a book THE BIRDMAN OF ALCATREZ and a movie of the same name starring Burt Lncaster, made stroud's genius for curing sick birds world renowned. of course it did not gain freedom for Stroud. one of the men he killed happened to be a prison guard. Strouds book was first published in 1943 and the only major change in the treatment of birds since then has been the introduction of antibiotics such as Terramycin, aureomycin and others in the treatment of bird diseases. antibiotics require a doctors prescription and Strouds treatments do not as they are more of a homeopathic treatment but would require a compounding pharmacist to make them up since some of the ingredients might be hard to obtain today. treating a birds disease is in recognizing what the disease is and what caused it. there is still no other book in the world, in any language which can help laymen more in treating bird diseases than the book Strouds digest on the disease of birds.

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03/22/2014 11:18.53 AM Report This Comment  
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today i would like to talk about the BIRD MAN OF ALCATRAZ. in 1963, Robert F Stroud, murderer of two men died after spending 54 years in solitary confinement. no man in the history of the world ever spent more time alone. were it not for his deep intelligence and love for birds, Stroud would have converted to a human vegetable, but instead became one of the worlds greatest bird pathologists. in an article in the respected Scientific American, the author states that Stroud learned more about bird diseases than any other amateur investigator. a book THE BIRDMAN OF ALCATREZ and a movie of the same name starring Burt Lncaster, made stroud's genius for curing sick birds world renowned. of course it did not gain freedom for Stroud. one of the men he killed happened to be a prison guard. Strouds book was first published in 1943 and the only major change in the treatment of birds since then has been the introduction of antibiotics such as Terramycin, aureomycin and others in the treatment of bird diseases. antibiotics require a doctors prescription and Strouds treatments do not as they are more of a homeopathic treatment but would require a compounding pharmacist to make them up since some of the ingredients might be hard to obtain today. treating a birds disease is in recognizing what the disease is and what caused it. there is still no other book in the world, in any language which can help laymen more in treating bird diseases than the book Strouds digest on the disease of birds.

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03/22/2014 10:42.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Taz
I put a brief note on the Calendar Page about the milonga, and I changed the pic and signature. If you have a better pic you want to put up, go for it. Mom was in a hurry, and just grabbed the first one she liked.

well, I did not get a sunbath today. We are in the mid 60s again, plus there is a pretty strong wind blowing. It is supposed to warm up again on Sunday though, so I plan on getting out there then.

The wind did not stop my mom from going to the gym to work out with her new (great) trainer and she said the hour of zumba afterwards was so much fun it just flew by! I disagree completely, since I say she was gone for days! Any time away from me is too long.

Our phone was out when Mom got home, so she called the cable company on her cell. They were sending a man out this afternoon, but then about an hour later the phone rang and it is working fine so she cancelled the appt. that's what we call service! Mom really likes Time Warner, although I guess not everyone agrees.

TGIF! Now that Dad has gone back to work, that finally means something around here again. However Mom likes that Dad will be off all weekend, me....not so much. I love riding around the house all day on my mom's shoulder, but I can't do that when Dad is home....I will go after him and the beak is a-chompin'.

Kiddo

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03/21/2014 02:57.57 PM Report This Comment  
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Boo Boo wishes everybirdy a HAPPY TGIF DAY before Cori begins her speech.

The dove has always been a symbol of peace and love since earliest recorded times. the dove served as a symbol for aphridite as the symbol of love,being both affectionate (hence the term loveydovey) and sexually active. aphrodite was believed to have been hatched from a doves egg and brought ashore by fish. in syria the goddess astarte was saved from starvation in the desert by doves who fed her milk and cheese and turned her into a dove on her death. a dove was sent from the ark by Noah in christian religion to check on whether the flood waters were receding. when the dove returned with a sprig of olive branch in its beak Noah knew god had forgiven mankind. in christian religion the dove is the symbol of the holy ghost. in the middle east the dove is held as sacred when a ruler who was killed in battle hd 2 doves fly from his heart. it was also believed any bird of prey who killed a dove would drop dead. in japan doves were believed to be messengers of war rather than symbols of peace when he was saved from discovery while hiding in a tree by two doves that flew out and convinced the enemy the tree was hiding nope. in italy russia and germany it was considered sin to kill a dove. while in the channel islands it was considered unlucky to keep pet doves which would cause a difficult marriage
TIME DOTH WORK WHAT NO MAN KNOWETH
TIME DOTH US THE SUBJECT PROVE
WITH TIME STILL AFFECTION GROWETH
TO THE FAITHFUL TURTLE DOVE -chaucer with the belief that doves are eternally faithful to their mates
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03/21/2014 02:18.59 PM Report This Comment  
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03/20/2014 10:13.33 PM Report This Comment  
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Named for the striking yellow tufts that grow above its eyes during breeding season, the tufted puffin is one of the most loved birds in North America.The tufted puffin’s striking breeding season coloration has earned it such names as “sea parrot” and “clown of the sea.” With its short wings that allow it to swim expertly underwater, the tufted puffin dives for prey along coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington where populations of this seabird, as well as in Japan, are in trouble, as lack of prey, climate change, fishing, oil spills, and other dangers take their toll. Tufted puffins are able to dive up to 60 meters to catch small fish like sardines, herring, and anchovy and may make as many as 360 dives per day when foraging to feed their chicks. Breeding populations of tufted puffins in California, Oregon, and Washington have declined by 85 to 90 percent in the last three decades, from more than 30,000 birds to no more than 4000 today. Most of these remaining puffins are in Washington. Oregon and California are each estimated to have breeding populations of less than 300 birds. The population in Japan is down to ten breeding pairs. Tufted puffins are still numerous in Alaska and British Columbia. But the more southern populations that are in steep decline encompass a significant portion of the species’ historic range and contain genetic diversity that is important to maintain if the species is to persist in the long-term, particularly with impacts from climate change escalating. humans are the cause of the tufted puffin’s plight. Climate change, driven by our burning of fossil fuels, is altering temperatures and circulation patterns of our oceans, disrupting the food web and making it harder for puffins to forage and to successfully reproduce. Puffins are also caught as bycatch in commercial fishing nets, drowning underwater when they cannot surface for air.
Diving for food and roosting on the surface of the water makes the tufted puffin highly vulnerable to impacts from oil spills. A single oil spill can wipe out entire breeding colonies. In fact, in 1991, the Tenyo Maru oil spill off the coast of Washington killed about 10 percent of the state’s population of tufted puffins. Similarly, the Exxon Valdez spill was responsible for the death of up to 13,000 Alaskan tufted puffins in 1989.
To compound the problem, tufted puffins generally return to the same colony each year and even if any birds were tempted to stray, breeding colonies in the contiguous United States are physically separated from other breeding colonies to the north. This has made recovery very difficult as population numbers dwindle. In recent years,

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03/20/2014 03:11.13 PM Report This Comment  
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Cori and Boo Boo both do a short HAPPY HUMPDAY dance before the presentation!

people have always been fascinated by the huge migrating flocks of Cranes. it was believed that Cranes carried small birds on their backs during their migratory travels over large bodies of water. it was believed the reason the Crances did this was that they enjoyed listening to the songs of the small birds.. this belief was held by the egyptians, the bedouins and the the Crow indians.the arawak indians pf venezuela believed tobacco was brought to them by a hummingbird who stole it from triniada and rode on the back of a crane to bring it to south america. it was believed that cranes swallowed stones to keep the wind from blowing them off course during their long migratory flights. upon arrival they would expel the stones. the stones were said to hold magical powers. if one held the stone they would find gold. also the stones were said to warn of impending danger.

The Whooping Crane is named for its call, which can be heard over great distances thanks to the bird’s extra-long trachea, which coils around its breastbone twice like a French horn. Like other cranes, the Whooper is noisy; the word “crane” comes from the Anglo-Saxon "cran," which means "to cry out."
The tallest flying bird in North America, Whooping Cranes measure up to five feet tall with a seven-to eight-foot wingspan. The species also has another distinction: It is the rarest crane in the world. Several decades ago, it almost disappeared forever due to habitat loss and hunting.
Still extremely rare, Whooping Cranes are on the WatchList and protected as an endangered species. Sadly, up to one-quarter of all Whoopers are shot and killed.
Whooping Cranes are one of our country’s most majestic birds—and also one of our most endangered. Though the species once ranged throughout the Great Plains and Gulf Coast regions, the Whooping Crane population was decimated by hunting and habitat loss, and only 16 birds remained in 1941.
Today, a major captive-breeding effort has helped the population rebound to nearly 600 individuals. But these birds are still under threat. A mated pair of Whooping Cranes was recently shot at a crawfish pond in Louisiana. Sadly, both have died from their injuries. Still worse, this is not unusual: Nearly one-quarter of all Whooping Crane deaths are caused by illegal shooting.
Whooping Cranes deserve the full protection of the law.

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03/19/2014 04:16.06 PM Report This Comment  
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Boo Boo places an ice bag on Coris head before todays speech. they both had a little too much st paddys day celebrating yesterday.

a very common superstition was that storks deliver newborn babies. this superstition was found amend europeans and even the sioux indians. the great flocks of storks flying north from africa at the beginning os spring created an association in peoples minds with fertility. also the considerable size of the stork could easily carry a newborn human. it was also believed that the storks caring nature extended to its own parents as well and in ancient rome there was a law requiring citizens to care for their elders known as lex ciconia, or stork law. it was believed that storks lived to a ripe old age and in china, storks were believed to carry the human soul, particularly those of brave soldiers up to heaven. in greece if a woman befriended a stork it would one day return and lay a jewel at her feet in token of affection. storks were thought to be very strict with their own babies and would often peck them until they bled but then could miraculously heal them instantly with a lick of their tongue. this is why the reddish pink marks found on newborns eyelids is often referred to as stork bites. farmers in europe felt storks brought good luck and would place platforms on their roofs for storks to nest. if the storks left the farmers roof it was considered bad luck. the stork represent duty and gratitude.

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03/18/2014 02:10.17 PM Report This Comment  
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Mom is having another esophagus procedure on the 26th, but she should be fine by the 29th. Let's plan on that. I am not really ready for this Saturday anyway. Mom has been really tied up with getting Dad revved up for his first day back at work.

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Whether you are Irish or not, it is a fun day to celebrate. Being mostly green myself, I am all ready to go. Mom and I are cooking corned beef, cabbage and red taters for dinner. Thye corned beef is simmering now, so the house really smells good. I sat on her shoulder and supervised while she put everything in the pot. Makes her think about the kitties who went to the Bridge though. Corned beef was their favorite food ever. I will do my best to hold up the tradition when Mom shares with me. It will be nice to have it all ready for Dad when he gets home from his first day back at work.

Mom went to the gym this morning for training and zumba. There was a guy in the zumba class, and Mom figured after about 10 minutes he would bail. He stuck it out and did a really good job. Mom enjoyed having him in the class, because he was cute and nice to look at. She said something about eye candy, but I don't know what that means.

Nice sunbath today as well. A bit cooler at 77 degrees, but that made it nicer for Mom. She still sat in the shade, but it was very pleasant for both of us. I enjoyed my nutriberry, but of course Dad wasn't home to come out and say hi. Can't say I minded, since I once again get to ride around the house on my mom's shoulder.

Kiddo

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03/17/2014 03:28.49 PM Report This Comment  
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Boo Boo and Cori have kegs of green beer and start filling up frosty mugs and handing them out to all their friends.

St. Patrick's day is a feast celebrated yearly on March 17 (except when it lands on Catholic spiritual holidays). St. Patrick, aka St. Paddy, is the patron saint of Ireland and is celebrated by wearing green, drinking green beer (usually Guiness, but sometimes substituted with Irish whiskey or Baileys Irish cream), and eating Irish food. Traditionally, those who don't wear green are pinched on St. Patrick's day.

The Three Leaves of the Shamrock Faith, Hope, and Charity
each petal on the shamrock
brings good luck your way
good health good luck and happiness
for today and everyday

never iron a four leaf clover
your don't want to press your luck

a best friend is like a four leaf clover
hard to find but lucky to have

HAPPY ST. PADDYS DAY

may your pockets be heavy but your heart be light
may good luck pursue you each morning and night
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03/17/2014 09:06.14 AM Report This Comment  
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Boo Boo tosses 4 leaf clovers out to the bird e club audience before Cori begins her speech.

What is “The Ideas of March?” The Romans called March 15th “The Ides of March.” Originally, the “ideas” referred to the full moon.Ides were days of settling debts

What does “Beware the Ides of March” mean? It means, be aware of impending danger.

The saying, “Beware the Ides of March” came from William Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar. In the play, a soothsayer says “Beware the Ideas of March” to Julius Caesar to warn him that this was to be his assassination day.

Julius Caesar was assassinated on March 15, 44BC by Roman Senators who were concerned that he had too much power. Rome was a Republic and these Roman Senators did not want anyone to disrupt what they had built. However, after Julius Caesar’s assassination, Rome was saddened by his death. The senators were banished and the republic was never restored to its previous glory.

“Beware the Ides of March” is now a proverb, superstition and a phrase that warns of impending danger and unfortunate events.

A proverb is a saying that contains advice or accepted truth. They are passed down through generations. Common proverbs are; “Look before you leap,” “don’t count your chickens before they hatch” and “don’t put all your eggs in one basket.”

A superstition is a belief that a particular thing, event or circumstance holds some kind of significance that something going to happen (bad or good) even though it’s not based on knowledge or reason. This belief can be based on fear, ignorance, trust in magic, coincidence, or a prior experience with a similar situation. Some common superstitions are; breaking a mirror can cause bad luck, finding a 4-leaf clover can bring good luck, stepping on a crack in the sidewalk can “break your mother’s back” or cause bad luck, the number 13 can bring you bad luck, and finding a string on your person means your going to get a letter.

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03/15/2014 10:31.23 AM Report This Comment  
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BooBoo does a short irish jig before Coris speech.
the irish peasants attached great importance to the first verse of St John gospel and maintain that when a cock crows in the morning he is repeating verse 1-14 and if we understood the language of animals and birds we would often hear them quoting the same verses.

a flight of rooks over an army foretells defeat, if over a house or people when driving or walking , death ail follow.

if a hen crows on the roost it is a sure sign that fairies have struck it and its head must be cut off and flung on the ground or one of the family will die before the year is out.

never disturb swallows where ever they may build and neither remove or destroy their nests for they are wise birds and will mark your conduct either with punishment or favor.

if you hear a cuckoo on the right you will have luck all the year after.

it is very lucky for a hen and her chickens to stray into your house

if anyone in the house is sick and a cock crows with his head to the fire recovery is expected. if he crows with his head to the door then death be certain.

in whatever quarter you are looking when you first hear the cockoo in the season, you will be traveling in that direction before the year is over.

if a cock comes to the threshold and crows you may expect visitors

the cuttings of your hair must never be thrown where birds can find them or they will use your head to build nests and you will have headaches all the year after.

BEWARE OF SPEAKING ILL OF FAIRIES ON FRIDAY OR THEY WILL WORK EVIL ON YOU IF OFFENDED.

HAPPY TGIF DAY

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03/14/2014 12:13.01 PM Report This Comment  
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MORE IRISH FOLKLORE:
there is no irish name for the Magpie. it is generally called Francagh, a Frenchman, though no one really knows why. many odd tales are told of this bird, rising from its quaint ways of its cunning and habits of petty larceny. it is not considered evil, though to meet one alone in the morning when going on a journey is considered a evil omen, but to meet more than one magpie beacons good fortune according to this old rhyme:
ONE FOR SORROW
TWO FOR MIRTH
THREE FOR MARRIAGE
FOUR FOR BIRTH
FIVE FOR HEAVEN
SIX FOR HELL
SEVEN's THE DEVILS his own self
EIGHT FOR A WISH
NINE FOR A KISS
TEN FOR A SURPRISE you should be careful not to miss
ELEVEN FOR HEALTH
TWELVE FOR WEALTH
THIRTEEN BEWARE its the devil himself
another similar poem is:
ONE FOR SORROW
TWO FOR JOY
THREE FOR A GIRL
FOUR FOR A BOY
FIVE FOR SILVER
SIX FOR GOLD
SEVEN FOR A SECRET NEVER TO BE TOLD
seeing three Magpies on the left hand, when on a journey is unlucky, but two on the right hand is a good omen
in scotland it was believed that the bird held a drop of the devil under its tongue

A SINGLE MAGPIE IN SPRING FOUL WEATHER WILL BRING from the birds habit of feeding together only in fine weather.
if you see a solitary Magpie you can ward off bad luck by spitting over your shoulder three times doffing your hat and saying GOOD MORNING MR MAGPIE, HOW ARE YOU THIS FINE DAY or GOOD DAY, HOW IS YOUR WIFE? in hopes the Magpies mate is hiding nearby to turn your sorrow into joy.

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Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl VOTE CHIPPER BOTM 257319, QUEEN CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO VOTE CHIPPER BOTM 257319.

03/13/2014 01:09.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Taz
Oh! please you don't have to apologize,I know just how very busy you are with all those photographs that you have taken of every birdie and it does take a long time to get everything done and I sure can understand that our Mom's are always doing other things in the meantime to take away from our schedules! We are so grateful to you for even giving us this service and so appreciate everything that you are doing for us! We will just keep checking every now and then to see if it is in the gallery!Don't rush!We understand just how swamped one can be with everything going on at once!
I just love your green cupcakes!Everytime I see them my beak waters!LOL!
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,Dixie

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

03/13/2014 09:01.59 AM Report This Comment  
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