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Hi! My name is TAZ-.Thanks for the great honors...

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

My newest one from Uncle Chuck...Chain Saw


18 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!!!
Pecked a V4U..Sure hope yesterday was a great one for you...After a log day for Mom & Dad driving 4 hrs. round trip for another Doctor all the time spent at the office and making 2 other stops we finally are able to start my campaign blog for today....Today the first bird I will talk about is the Downy Woodpecker...It is the most abundant of or woodpeckers, this little sparrow-sized bird with black and-white wings and white back is well-known to outdoors men...The male has a red patch on his head..Call is a soft pik; most common sound is the tap-tap-tap of a downy looking for beetle eggs and grubs. True friends of foresters, woodpeckers help control wood-destroying insects, and hollow out nests only in the softer wood of dead or dying limbs...Abandoned woodpecker nests are often used by other birds and mammals. The hairy woodpecker is almost a twin, but a few inches bigger...The second bird for today is the Rufous-Sided Towhee..Despite its obscure-sounding name, this is a common bird of brushy woods, often mistaken for a robin.Its red, however is just on the sides, not the whole breast...Neck, head and back are black in males, brown in females. It sings DRINK-your-TEA repeatedly, trilling the tea. The towhee(pronounced TOE-he)scratches through leaves on the ground looking for insects and seeds, and hops from bush to bush in the under-growth, making lots of noise. Some individuals remain in Pennsylvania all year....Sure hope you have been enjoying learning about some of the birds of Pennsylvania and our Pocono area...Thank you every birdie that continues to come every day and peck a vote for me and my campaign blogs for becoming the BOTM...They are much appreciated...Hope you are having a great Thursday...Many hugs to you....STORMY :o)

Come visit me, Cydney "Thanks Every Birdie ", "Sam", Angel Cinnamon (R.I.P.), STORMY " PLEASE VOTE ME BOTM" & Princess "Loves Tweety".

10/08/2015 05:53.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Taz
Love the pic!!

Thanks to all of you who voted for the Founding Fathers page for BOTD. What a surprise, because when Mom and I checked there didn't appear to be any visits yesterday to give us the votes. Very strange!! Thanks anyway!

Well, I got outside for my sunbath at 10 this morning and a good thing I did! They forecasted 96 for today, but Dad said he expected 100. Guess who was right? They should hire Dad at the Weather Dept wherever that is.

Mom went to her arthritis massage today, and by the time she got home it was scorching out there. She came in and sat with me to read for quite a while, but then she realized she needed to blog for me. So she invited me to join her and then stood up....almost stepping on me! I squawked and she freaked. She examined me carefully (much to my disgust) and made sure I was OK. Now I am on her lap while she blogs for me, and since I am after that enticing desk drawer she knows I am fine.


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10/08/2015 02:04.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Taz
CONGRATS on winning BOTD! Enjoy your day.

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

10/07/2015 09:29.00 PM Report This Comment  



10/07/2015 08:20.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi King Taz
Congratulations on BOTD! We'll have to get you out of that mirror so that you can celebrate with King Hulk today!


Angel & Pepper


10/07/2015 07:20.12 PM Report This Comment  
  HI TAZ!!!
Stopping by to "Congrats you on being BOTD."...Have fun celebrating at the Castle with King Hulk and all your BC friends..Enjoy your day...Pecked a V4U...I will continue with birds in the state of Pennsylvania and our Pocono area....Today it will be the Ring-Necked Pheasant..This popular bird is native Asia, first successfully stocked in this country in Oregon in 1881...Pennsylvania's first effort to permanently establish the ring-neck was in 1915..The brightly-colored iridescent male takes off with a loud cackle when flushed...Hen pheasants are much better camouflaged in brown and black...Favorite habitat: grain fields, meadows bushy fence rows, open marshes, old weed fields and pastures...Eats at least 56 species of plant foods and many insects, quite fond of corn...The second bird will be the American Kestrel..Smallest but most colorful Pennsylvania falcon, often seen perched on telephone wires watching for prey. The robin-size kestrel has a rusty back, speckled breast, gray forehead and black whisker- and ear-marks;males have blue-gray wings, females rusty wings..Nests in tree cavities or next boxes; sometimes in building eaves...Kestrels prefer to eat insects, especially grasshoppers, but will also eat small mammals, reptiles and birds...You may see one hovering above a field, then dropping on prey...Call, a distinctive killy-killy-killy....Sure hope you are enjoying reading about some of our birds....I want to thanks every birdie that comes to my page with their vote...I appreciate it very much...Have a great Hump Day Wednesday....Many hugs to you..STORMY :o)

Come visit me, Cydney "Thanks Every Birdie ", "Sam", Angel Cinnamon (R.I.P.), STORMY " PLEASE VOTE ME BOTM" & Princess "Loves Tweety".

10/07/2015 06:26.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Taz
Congratulations on winning botd and enjoy it to the fullest
For the day at the castle sure goes fast for some reason!
Your friend, Gus (Rip Chi chi)

Come visit me, Gus~ready for halloween & Chi chi RIP my sweet girl..

10/07/2015 05:41.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Taz
congratulations on winning BOTD. hope you are having a blast celebrating your special honor at the birdy castle today.

love Cori and Boo Boo

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl, CORI vote STORMY BOTM 212678 & BOO BOO vote STORMY BOTM 212678.

10/07/2015 04:13.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Taz
Thanks God today is Wednesday
Im flying by your page to stamp U
a votie and to congratulate U
4 winning BOTD!
be a good birdie
Have a greyt week
beaky kisses
Your friend, Baby

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10/07/2015 03:55.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi ya Taz~~
Congratulations! I am so happy for you!! I hope you have an awesome day in the spotlight!
Your royal portrait is now hanging in the gallery on the calendar page for all to admire!
Royal Hugs ~ Sugar ♥

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10/07/2015 03:31.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations Taz!!!
I was so excited to see a fellow Citron Too as BOTD! There are not too many of us on BC. :-)

I hope you are enjoying your day at the Castle. I am sending over some of your favorite treats -- which I also happen to love as well! Mom, Kahlua, and I all loved looking at your photos in the gallery -- very handsome! :-)

I am with you on your opinion on water. I don't like showers at all. I will take a bath in my own water bowl, especially if the vacuum is on, but it has to be on my time! And if anyone watches me or sees me, I stop so they don't notice! But my biggest fear is water, or any other liquid, when it spills. I will stare at the spot for what seems like forever, and then even after Mom cleans it up, I refuse to go near that spot for hours! Mom has no idea why I do this! And forget it if I accidentally step in water! Mom says I act like it's the worst thing in the world!

I also love to chew on wood! I am always getting into trouble with wood. Last year, we had to move in with G'pa and we live with Mom in a second bedroom. He has lots of great moldings on the windows, but our bedroom doesn't have a very good windowsill to sit on when the windows are open -- and no sill if the windows are closed -- like now. :-( I love to sit on the windows, especially the one that looks out to the backyard. But Mom gets really upset because I try to make the moldings and trim look even prettier! Parronts just don't get it, do they?
Mom said it's not our house and we have to be respectful. She even put tape over the moldings -- packing tape -- and then put blankets on top of the tape. Well, of course I figured out how to pull the blanket off and then pull the tape off!

Have a great day celebrating at the Castle!

Love and Wing Hugs From Your Friend,
(P.S. Kahlua says "Congratulations" too! :-)

Come visit me, Kahlua & Tango.

10/07/2015 01:43.16 PM Report This Comment  
and what a great Halloween pic, Taz! We hope you have a great day of fame and have fun in the castle with King Hulk. He's always fun! Hugs, Falco and the boys

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10/07/2015 07:48.01 AM Report This Comment  
on BOTD!Taz!We are all flying by to wish you a greyt day in the Castle with King Hulk for a day filled with fun,food,friends and family!Love always,Dixie,Kallie and Peepers!
It's greyt to see you!I hope this finds you well and your sweet Mom is doing good also! Give everyone my Love!Love,Dixie

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

10/07/2015 07:40.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Taz
Congratulations on your BOTD. Maybe if you say "Peek-A-Boo" the mirror will release you? Bye bye

Come visit me, The Moocher Ducks, Norman, St Francis Chapel, Say a prayer today, Phoenix Base Fliers:Home of the 2013 World Champs & Jude.

10/07/2015 06:14.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Taz,

Congrat's on being BOTD. It's Oz. How have you been, Buddy? My Flock and I are doing well. Mom went for her procedure yesterday (shots in her neck) and she's doing well "Too" for now. Hope your Mom is "Too". I love your Halloween picture and hope you can get out of that mirror by Halloween LOL! Guess what? I may come to the Castle and celebrate with another Too Friend of mine. Yep, I'm staying. Lets go have some breakfast! The food here is the best! Here's a vote for you, Taz.

Oz (Your Pink Friend)


10/07/2015 06:00.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, King Taz
Congratulations on BOTD. Here's a vote in celebration. Awesome Halloween inspired profile pic! Love it! Have a wonderful day at the Castle with King Hulk. Wing hugs, Pearl and Silver.

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

10/07/2015 05:05.21 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Taz congrats for TooMan of the day-Jen+Christy
We are wishing all our friends a very happy hump day, we don't have a lot planned for the day, but dad is getting ready for his Nurse visit today! It will be slightly warmer today, but this is the season of unpredictable and rapidly changing temps! We hope you all have a pleasant Wednesday, please give our love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Much love from Jenny, Angel Christy, & our family

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10/07/2015 04:36.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Taz
Just chew your way around the mirror, my man! Congratulations on being our Too of the Day! Love and winghugs, Doo and Kookie

Come visit me, Carter-Justice For Ozzi-TY 4 BOTD 8/28/15, Doo Diligence-Justice for Ozzi TY 4 BOTD!, Kookie-Bird -Justice For Ozzi-ty 4 BOTD 7/31/15, Charlie-Justice 4 Ozzy-TY for BOTD 10/29/14, Tricky D- RIP 12/12/12-Thank you BOTD 12/12/14, Teal'c-Thank you for BOTD 10-14-14 Justice for Ozz, Elvis Thank you for BOTD 2/22/15, Joshua Chico Justice for Ozzi, Blue-Justice for Ozzi-TY 4 BOTD 9/7/14, Moggie -Justice for Ozzi TY 4 BOTD 7/11/15, George (Gen George Hammond)RIP Gen 12/13/08, Cu-Bird -Justice for Ozzi, Nanday Security Services, LLC, Miranda -Justice for Ozzi-ty 4 botd 5/13/15, Captain Darling-RIP 5/19/2014 ty 4 BOTD 9/19/15 & Baldrick Thank you for BOTD 3/20/14.

10/07/2015 04:33.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Bird-of-the-Day from Flitzer and Dad
Enjoy your Special Day

~Wings Up~

== King Flitzer ==

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10/07/2015 03:57.06 AM Report This Comment  
  congratulations Taz
yells Cookie as he flies through looking for his pal Chloe ! They're going to find a way to get Taz back from the 4th dimension . . . and to the castle !

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10/07/2015 01:26.15 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Taz
Congrats on BOTD

Come visit me, JeTTa.

10/07/2015 12:42.47 AM Report This Comment  
  HI TAZ!!!
Pecked a V4U..Sorry could not blog earlier today but Mom had a Doctors Appointment...So my blog for today will be another 2 birds found in the state of Pennsylvania and also in the Pocono area..Of course I am sure they are in other states as well...The first will be the Evening Grosbeak...Most often seen in winter at the backyard feeder-some years quite common, other years absent. When it does appear here, it's most easily attracted by sunflower seeds...About the same size as the cardinal, with whom it may be seen at the feeder, the grosbeak's black, white, and yellow are nicely set off by the cardinal's red....In both species, the female's color is duller than the male's>..Outside the backyard, its favorite habitat is coniferous forests, its favorite food the seeds of box-elder...Call is a loud chirp.....The second will be the Canada Goose...Along wit turkeys, our largest game birds..With careful management, the population nationwide doubled between 1955 and 1975...Both sexes have a brown body and black head and neck, with a white cheek patch...Some Canadas winter here; most migrate in V formations, honking loudly...Adults mate for life, breeding when three years old...They nest on the ground near water, and readily use artificial nesting devices...Food: aquatic plants, roots, grains and insects...May bother landowners by grazing heavily on fields near wetlands....Tomorrow I will continue on more of the birds...Hope you are finding these blogs of interest..Again thanks to all the BC friends that come to peck a vote for me daily..I do appreciate them all...Have a great Tuesday....Lot of hugs to you....STORMY :o)

Come visit me, Cydney "Thanks Every Birdie ", "Sam", Angel Cinnamon (R.I.P.), STORMY " PLEASE VOTE ME BOTM" & Princess "Loves Tweety".

10/06/2015 04:05.12 PM Report This Comment  
  HI TAZ!!!
Thank you for coming by with your vote..I sure appreciate it...Pecked a V4U...Today I will continue to talk about birds and mammals here in the state of Pennsylvania and our Pocono,Pa.area where I live....Continuing talking about the birds first....Today the first bird will be the House Sparrow..It is an introduces species, the common sparrow of cities and towns, this bird belongs to a different family from our native sparrows. This one came from Europe in 1852, and was first seen in Pennsylvania in 1868. Like the starling, it's an aggressive bird with few natural enemies in this country, and has multiplied enormously. This sparrow common in farmyards, eating spilled grain. The male is a dapper-looking fellow with black throat, white cheeks, gray head and rusty neck. Females and young are an undistinguished brown streaked with buff...The second bird is the Chimney Swift.The name's appropriate, for this is a very fast flier which roosts and nests in chimneys as well as air shafts, hollow trees, silos and wells..Like nighthawks, they're most obvious during feeding flights at dusk, but these birds are quite different from nighthawks. They're smaller, and their flight is much more erratic,like a high-speed, fluttering roller-coaster. The call is different, too: a high-pitched, chattering chip-chip-chip. Wings are long and narrow, gray-black like the rest of the bird. It feeds almost entirely on insects......Tomorrow I will continue with more birds...Hope you are enjoying the campaign blogs...Thank You every birdie who comes by and pecks my vote button daily..I appreciate it very much...Have a great Monday...Lots of hugs to you....STORMY :o)

Come visit me, Cydney "Thanks Every Birdie ", "Sam", Angel Cinnamon (R.I.P.), STORMY " PLEASE VOTE ME BOTM" & Princess "Loves Tweety".

10/05/2015 05:05.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Taz
Much cooler here today, so even though I refused to cooperate on this morning's attempts by Mom to get me into my outside carrier, I might just get an afternoon sunbath. It is only 75 out there right now, which after the triple digits we had last week feels downright cool!

Mom and I are sharing Lemongrass Chicken for lunch, which is one of our favorites. Mom loves the sauce and I really like the brown rice. Works for both of us.

Panther's mom, Staci, is still very sick. Mom talked to her on the phone this morning, and she sounded awful. Although at least his dad is better now, he is not a very good nurse. My dad is much better at that, but maybe that is because he has been there and is more sympathetic. Let's all send lots of healing thoughts to Aunt Staci so she can get better quick. Mom told her to go back to bed and rest before she fell down. She sounded that bad!!


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09/02/2015 12:48.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Taz
The County Fair is already shaping up nicely. We have 8 returning riders confirmed, and a waiting list of 3 birdies who would like to ride if not all the experienced riders sign up again.

It continues to be too hot here, although it is only going up to 95 today which is an improvement. Dad told Mom a cool down is in the air, but she doesn't have his weather sense and can only hope he is right. (He smells it! What is that all about?) However he says another heat wave is right behind it, so just phooey! Mom tried very hard to get me out for a sunbath before they did the weekly grocery run, but I was less than interested. I did eat the cookie bait while they were gone though.

The month is almost over, and it looks very good for Cydney to be our next queen. However you still need to get over there and vote both today and tomorrow. No month end slacking off, now! And then it is open season for September. I am guessing one of our previous winners will garner the prize unless somebirdy decides to declare and campaign for the BOTM crown. Should be very interesting!


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08/30/2015 01:39.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Taz
Since there are so many pics this time, we are going to have each person post their pics on separate days. I will post the ones I have picked up on Monday, SP will post her water pics on Tuesday, I would like you to post your beach pics on Wednesday and Kaji will post his buffet pics on Thursday. That way everybirdy will have a chance to enjoy them all week leading up to the party. Sound good?

Well, no sunbath today, but it is the weather's fault this time. It was already too hot at 9:30!! We were forecasted at 99, but it was 104 at 2PM!! I hate to think what the temps are at Panther's house, because he is always at least 5 degrees or more higher. Yikes!

However Mom did sit and read with me and she put a nutriberry in my carrier so I could pretend I was going outside. Then she left for the gym, but she messed up the time zumba started and got there too early. So she went next door to the Latino market and bought some fresh tortillas for wraps. Then she did her workout, and there was still time left over so she shot the breeze with one of the trainers she is buddies with. Then she sweated to death in zumba, so I had to wait till after her shower to get my mom time. As you can imagine I was hollering by that time.

With this heat Mom's sun tea is going to be really strong, but there is no chance of any cookie baking for a while. They are saying it will cool down to 79 by Thursday, but since they clearly have no clue what is going on who knows. However they are saying emphatically that this winter will be an El Nino which means lots of rain. Sure hope that they got that one right!!


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08/15/2015 03:32.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Taz,
It's Chipper again! I left a different pic in my gallery for you to use. Another birdie made me a pic using the original one and it didn't come out too clear. It's the first one in my gallery with a blue background. Please use that one instead. It should come out much clearer. Thank you!! Have a good night!

Your friend,

Come visit me, Chipper.

08/13/2015 09:46.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Taz,
It's Chipper.I would like to have you make me a beach pic for the milonga. I have a picture in my gallery that is an original. Let me know if you have any problem or if you need me to email it and I will get it to you-ASAP. I will post it as the first pic in my gallery. If it isn't a good picture, please let me know and I will find you another. Please let me know when you get this blog. Thank you!! Leaving a vote for you too!!

Your friend,

Come visit me, Chipper.

08/13/2015 11:11.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Taz
I had such a greyt time at the milonga last night. It was so eye-opening to see how our frothers of the Northern Cheyenne tribe celebrate and honor their Elders in their ceremonial regalia. Thanks to SP and Taz's moms for the wonderful pics of the elders, and Cookie's mom for the pics of the dancers. You guys are the best. And how about Panther, our Master of Ceremonies? I danced until I thought my feet would fall off, and then I ate until all I could do was waddle. Good thing I did the dancing first, because when I went back to dance some more it didn't look nearly as impressive! I think everybirdy had a good time, and I know all the Elders were so pleased with all the gifts and attention they received. Now if we could just get our humans to do the same thing!

Next month I think we should do a summertime lakeside party, and good news! Teri, SP's mom, enjoyed doing the pics so much for the PowWow, that she has volunteered to help out with the lake party. It will make things much easier on your mom. All we need to do is decide on at date.

I didn't get outside today, because I just didn't want to climb into that carrier. Mom got a piece of a tater chip from Dad and placed it on the little fork right at the end of my larger perch in there, and then she watched me circle the opening again and again eyeing that chip. When she gave up on me and sat down I climbed inside, but then she jumped up to close the lid so I hopped out and flew up to my heating grate. We went through that twice before Mom finally said the heck with it and left my room. Needless to say the chip was gone when she came back. Now it is way too hot out there, so I guess I am in for the day.

The good news? (For me.) Mom no longer goes to the gym on Sunday since they switched zumba for UJAM, so I get her all day. The bad news? Dad is also home and tries to hog her time, plus this means she is now going to the gym on Mondays which used to be a stay at home day. A fella just can't win around here!


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07/26/2015 12:29.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Taz
I parrotsonally am having an OK day, although I didn't get outside for a sunbath. Fridays are always tricky, since Mom goes to the gym even earlier so there is no chance before she leaves. And she tried to get me to climb into my outside carrier as soon as she got home, but I wasn't having any part of it. By the time she had showered, it was already too hot out there, and besides I still wasn't cooperating. sometimes a bird is just stubborn.

If you go to the Milonga page I have been able to start loading the pics of all the Elders. I have 9 that Teri sent me so far. They look so wonderful! It is such a drag that Panther had a bad email address for me and I didn't get the list till yesterday. Is your Mom going to post hers right on to the Milonga page? If so, she can just put them up as she gets them done. If she wants me to post them, just send on over as they get finished.


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07/24/2015 03:18.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Taz
Mom and I are in a rush today, because of all the eggcitement of getting ready for the Gathering of Elders PowWow Milonga this Saturday. The notice is on the Milonga page and the Calendar page. If you are on the list of elders (which will be posted on the Milonga page today) I salute you. If not, your flock can adopt up to four Elders to honor and bring gifts to be presented at the PowWow. It is going to be amazing. And you get off easy this month. Unless you want to volunteer to help SP's mom put warrior headdresses on the male elders and eagle feathers on the female elders? Let me know.

It is actually too cool here to go outside for a sunbath!! That is unheard of in July for us. Mom can't remember it ever being this chilly (OK 75 is not all that chilly, but absolutely no sun at all!), since July is usually a 95+ degree month. Makes us wonder what the heck is coming for August!!

Next month the lovely Cydney will be running for BOTM, then September is currently open. Cydney's frother, Stormy, will be running in October. After that it is open again. So if you want to run, have at least 500 votes and have been on BC for 6 months, please let me know either on my page or the BOTM Calendar Page and we will find nominations for you.


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07/22/2015 01:48.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Taz
Definitely the milonga will be an Indian Powwow, and I think the best day for it will be the 25th. Does that work for you? I was thinking the profile pic for the page, should maybe be whatever birdies Panther picks for the council of elders (I just noticed you are 18 years old; i'll let him know.) or maybe Panther in full regalia or if his friend can do a pic of birds doing a traditional dance. What do you think?

Well, first and most importantly I need to let everybirdy know that Panther has no power at his house today. His mom called mine to let her know they can't blog. However he will finish the trick wedding between me and SP tomorrow, so go by his page today and vote anyway, OK?

And the reason he has no power? Thunderstorms. Now they only live about 90 miles away from me, but all we have are clouds...and humidity. It is sorta warm, but not sunbath weather. I did climb into my carrier on my own, so Mom was gonna give it a shot. However before she could get out of her chair and over to close the carrier I had hopped out and flown out of reach on top of the book case. Why? Who knows!!

Mom had a leftover chicken thigh for lunch with cherry tomatoes on the side. I got the thigh bone afterwards, which is one of my favorite treats. My friend Kaji had suggested I might prefer to have my cherry tomato cut in half, so Mom tried that with my breakfast this morning. I won't touch it! So she gave me another whole one, and I am tearing into that big time. And I am back to loving my pellets, which I had refused to eat for a couple of days. Mom was just starting to worry when I decided I liked them again. Have to keep her guessing, right?


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07/18/2015 02:10.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Taz
Happy Humpday !!!

Today I am taking you to Northern Cheyenne trick weddings...
A trick wedding is when a good and well known warrior from a good family falls in love with a woman...
The woman may not be interested in him so to save face in our tribe he will get blessings from her father and family to marry her...

Because of our strict tribal protocol a Northern Cheyenne woman from a good family may not be too forward with a warrior unless they are in courtship or already have a planned wedding.

But first the warrior must go out into the mountains alone and find something sacred and pure to present to his medicine man for blessings to marry his woman.
When he receives his blessings from the medicine man he will get one of the dresses that the belongs to the woman he loves and take it to the medicine man so the warrior and his wife to be will already have exchanged scents with each other...

Remember this is a trick wedding so she dose not know what he's planning.

There was a strong handsome warrior with many honors and from a good family named Kiddo...
He watched A beautiful girl named Sweet Pepper grow into a woman.

Kiddo loved this woman so much that he could not even think straight...
When he would go hunting he could not even shoot his arrow straight cause all he think of was Sweet Pepper...
His brothers Cappy and Pearl and Silver would always tease him.
They said laughing at him in their man's language that your going crazy over this woman !!!
Cappy said to Kiddo this woman does not even look at you how can she be interested ???
Kiddo was determined to win her...Kiddo tells his brothers that her father and family has given me their blessings...
Now I have to go to the mountains by myself and find something pure and sacred to present to our medicine man Tall Bull so I can receive my blessings from him...

As Kiddo prepares for his journey Tall Bull smudges Kiddo with the smoke from sage and gives Kiddo a medicine pouch.
Tall Bull tells Kiddo you must not open this pouch. You will know when it's needed...

Kiddo jumps on his war pony and rides off by himself into the mountains...

Kiddo rides for four days and four nights trying to figure out what is sacred and pure out here in the mountains.
Kiddo watches the wild mustangs run by him and figures it out!
Kiddo sets up camp for the night and prays to Mah-Hey-Yoh...

Kiddo prepares for what he has to do the next day...He is a strong determined warrior and won't stop until he wins her wing in marriage...

Trick wedding to be continued tomarrow...

What does Kiddo find that's sacred and pure to bring back to the medicine man ???

Thank you for your votes
Love Panther

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07/15/2015 09:39.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Taz
Isn't it amazing how some docs make you wait forever. It is because they overbook. Mom's GP is great and she never waits more than 10-15 minutes, but the others? Just like your doc. Good thing your mom figured out the early appt beats the rush. And sounds like everything was OK. Good news!

Thanks to everyone who took a minute to think of Mom's beloved cat Samson today. After all this time, she still misses him. He may not have been the perfect kitty, but they adored each other and that's all that counts. I still do his meow every once in a while, and it always makes my mom smile.

No sunbath yet today, although there was plenty of time this morning. Mom doesn't go to the gym until 11 on Tuesdays, so she gave it her best shot right up until 10:15, but there was no interest on my part...or cooperation either. When she got home it was too hot, but if it cools off by the time we are done blogging Mom may give it another shot.

Mom sent off the email to the Fitness Director at her gym about zumba vs. UJAM last night, and today there was an answer. Not the one Mom wanted, but she hasn't given up yet. She thinks her solution of offering both classes on Sunday is perfect, but that stubborn director is holding out. Every eggscuse she comes up with, Mom has been able to counter. So she is still hopeful.

Mom and I did share her pasta Florentine for lunch. Of course, that "Florentine" means there was spinach, but I guess it works out. I turn up my beak at the spinach, but since Mom loves the stuff that is more for her. I love the pasta, and she lets me have as much as I want.


Come visit me, BOTM CALENDAR PAGE, BOTM Founding Feathers, Wedding photos & Kiddo says vote Stormy #212678 for BOTM!!.

07/14/2015 03:48.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Taz
Peanut, Cody, SP and I were the Fearsome Foursome back when SP and I were courting. Peanut's mom did the pic, but she has since become inactive. Cody flew to the RB several years ago, but that is a pic from our first (double) date way back when!

I was a good boy this morning. When Mom wanted me to go outside at 10:30, I went right into my cage. OK, there was a little nudging on Mom's part, and she closed the lid really quickly so I couldn't change my mind....but all in all it was a nice sunbath, although I only wanted one of my nutriberries so Mom put the other one in my Barrel o' Fun foraging toy. If I had known she was taking off right afterwards at 11:30 for lunch with her friend, Judy, I might not have been so cooperative!

However she hadn't seen Judy in many months, because Judy has been without a car. This is the friend she edits papers for who went back to college. She will have her Masters soon, and she's holding a 3.4 GPA! Mom is very proud of her, and she looked greyt. She just came back from visiting her dad for probably the last time since he is dying of cancer. So it was a pep up lunch too. They both had a greyt time, but did she bring me anything from Red Lobster? She even ate all her broccoli, but then I would have turned my beak up at that anyway.

I am so glad she is home, that I am now sitting quietly on her shoulder while she blogs. It has been ages since we have been able to do this. Could it have anything to do with the fact that Dad went back to work today?


Come visit me, BOTM CALENDAR PAGE, BOTM Founding Feathers, Wedding photos & Kiddo says vote Stormy #212678 for BOTM!!.

07/13/2015 03:16.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Taz
Panther wants to have an Indian Powwow for the July Milonga to go along with his BOTM campaign, and I think that is a terrific idea. He has some overly ambitious plans for everybirdy having Native American outfits, but those that can will. Anyway I will keep you posted.


Come visit me, BOTM CALENDAR PAGE, BOTM Founding Feathers, Wedding photos & Kiddo says vote Stormy #212678 for BOTM!!.

07/07/2015 02:34.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Taz
Glad your A/C is fixed, and you are right. We need to do a July milonga, and I was thinking a simple Independence Day picnic at the Castle lake. We could have the birdies play on the beach there, and all we would need to do is have fireworks at the end. What do you think?

Well, I didn't get a sunbath this morning, because it was too cloudy when Mom went to the gym. And when she got home again it was too hot. Now yesterday I made it clear I was ready to go out for my sunbath at 7:30PM, and my mom informed me there wasn't any sun. Can that be right? Does the sun actually disappear?

Anyway Mom went to the gym, and this is the first day of that new class UJAM which replaced Mom's beloved zumba. In her opinion it is a rip off of zumba, but not as good. She did promise the fitness director she would try it at least two or three times before judging, so she will do that. However she definitely wants zumba back, and they can just put UJAM before or after it. Mom thinks that is reasonable, but I am thinking if she really decides she doesn't like UJAM maybe she will stay home on Sundays. I would like that.

Today is Dad's birthday, and Mom wanted to take him out to dinner since their favorite pizza place closed down. He won't go. He really doesn't like restaurants all that much, and he thinks birthdays are no big deal. So she is going to take him to Subway, which works for me because I will get to share my mom's sandwich. Maybe Dad is good for something after all.

How about Panther's BOTM campaign? It sure is eggciting and interesting. I can't wait to see who makes it on his council of elders.


Come visit me, BOTM CALENDAR PAGE, BOTM Founding Feathers, Wedding photos & Kiddo says vote Stormy #212678 for BOTM!!.

07/05/2015 02:18.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Taz!
“Hi Every Birdie! Today we are visiting Atlanta, Georgia. The first place we are going to visit is the GA State Capitol. Let’s head over there now.” They arrive at the building, and once inside, take a guided tour. During their tour they see the rooms inside the building, and learn Georgia History. After their tour, they visit the GA State Capitol Museum. Next they head to the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. The first thing they see is the Dinosaur Plaza outside. Grey Bird and Oki mimic dinosaur noises, while stomping around like dinosaurs. Inside, they visit the Walk Through Time in GA exhibition, the World of Shells collection, the Reflections of Culture exhibition, and some other cool things. Next they visit the Georgia Aquarium. Inside, they see tons of beautiful fish. They see Discus, Clown Anemonefish, Crimson Snapper, King Angel Fish, and many others. They see Beluga Whales, which Laka and Chyna think are adorable. They also see really cool Giant Pacific Octopus. When they are done in the Aquarium, they head to the Atlanta Botanical Garden. They stroll the Garden, and see gorgeous flowers. After the garden, they visit the High Museum of Art, and then the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum. After the museums, they head to Fox Theatre, and see the Sound of Music Sing-A-Long. They very much enjoy it. After, they get dinner, and head to a hotel. – Thanks for voting! See you tomorrow! Hugs, Jester

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06/23/2015 12:18.24 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Taz
I am happy to announce that the Milonga page is all ready for voting, as many of you have already discovered. Thank you to the hearty souls who made the effort yesterday. I eggspect everybirdy to make it over to page #165848 to cast all your votes every day right up until midnight on the 25th to support your favorite pics. They are arranged in order by category and numbered for your convenience. (Thank you, Taz!)

I did not get a sunbath today, and it is nobirdy's fault but my own. Mom had a dentist appointment this morning at 10, so she tried really hard to get me outside before she went. I was having none of it. Fortunately her cavity was so tiny it didn't require Novocain or much drilling, and she was out of there in 30 minutes. So she tried again as soon as she got home, since today's high should be 90. Once again (even with a cookie as a lure) I refused to let me handle me or climb into the carrier. So in my room I sit staring out the window. I think I screwed up, don't you?


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06/17/2015 12:16.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Taz
My dad is convinced that the reason I was so resistant to getting into my carrier for a sunbath yesterday and Saturday is because he was home for the weekend. Mom disagreed, but then today he is at work and I was totally cooperative and climbed right in. We had a nice sunbath, although Mom spent most of the time under Ms Gardenia for shade. It is only 85 here today, but it's a bit humid and we are just not used to that. Call us spoiled. And it is heating up each day this week....ick!

Now voting starts tomorrow for the Ren Faire contest, and that means any last minute entries must be in by midnight tonight. I am thinking we are pretty much done though. When your flock votes, you will vote as a unit. However the flock gets a vote in each category: Ladies & wenches; Knights & gents; Couples; Warriors(both genders); Entertainers; Groups; and finally an optional vote: if there is a pic you think is outstanding you can vote for it in Best Overall if you wish. Even though you have voted for that pic in another category, this is separate. You do not have to vote for a best overall if you don't wish to. There will be numbers on the pics grouped by categories, plus you can go to their pages to look at the originals if you need to since their page numbers are listed.

So, Taz, can your mom put the numbers on the pics for voting, but do it by category? For instance, there are 9 pics in the ladies and wenches category, so they would be 1 thru 9. There are 7 birds in the knights and gents cat so they would be 10 thru 16, and so on. I have included the page numbers on the milonga page listing, but if it would be helpful for me to email the list to your mom, just let me know. If she could do that tonight to be ready for voting tomorrow that would be greyt. I am pretty sure all the entries are done with, because nobirdy new has submitted a pic in a couple of days.


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06/15/2015 01:42.08 PM Report This Comment  
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