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We got her from the same place we got our cockatiel Ceasar. Bird Fever, it is a great place specializing only in exotic birds. We went into the store one day with the intentions of getting another coakatiel...but there she was climbing around in her cage looking so sweet and pretty, mom just couldnt resist..

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Hi! My name is Akela

I am a Sun Conure from Indianapolis, IN.

Kela

3 years old   F

Sun Conure

she seems to love all most everything. she really likes dried fruit and veggies

she loves to be snuggled in moms hair and on her shoulder. she also loves snuggling next to dad in his shirt or under his arm

she doesnt like for me to put her down



she likes to say quack quack and she loves hiding....in a shirt, up your pant legs or any where else she feels warm and safe.

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  I wish our weather would turn nice !
Mom took her class to Philadelphia yesterday - she survived and got home early enough to tuck me in (I love dad, but there are some things he's just no good at !) Then he told mom how at dinner, I just yelled at her empty place until he finally handfed me ! Yup, I'm a mama's boy !

This week mom is real busy - she couches the junior high drama club and their production is coming up - every day they rehearse ! I'll be glad when it's over and I can have her back !

Enjoy the extra time you have before summer classes begin for mom :) love Cookie

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

05/09/2012 01:32.14 PM Report This Comment  
  It has gotten cold again here
What about there ? Mom bought all kinds of little flowers for the planters out on the back deck and now they're growing and using my space, since it's still going into the 30's at night ! Think LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS ! ! ! I wish spring would return -

Although, when the weather is poor, there is more of a chance of mom and dad staying home which is always nice ! How's school going for mom ? Is she finishing soon so there will be more Akela time ?

We can't wait to see pictures :) love Cookie

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

04/26/2012 10:11.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Akela !
Sounds like things are going better at your house ! Did you have a good Easter ? When I got up, I found 4 eggs on my play gym ! One was filled with almonds, one with nutriberries, one with popcorn and one with paper confetti ! Then dad played fetch-the-egg with me. I throw, he fetches !

That is so cool that mom and dad want you guys in the engagement pictures ! Tell mom to post one on your page too - me and mom want to see !

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

04/11/2012 05:44.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Good morning my friend !
Are you less hormonal these days ? Things should be evening out for you if it's just seasonal . . . I hope so ! I know our weather is finally staying spring ! Much better than those up and down and unpredictable days . . .

Mom starts on spring break this week and the best part is she has no real plans ! I do know on Thursday she's making homemade Easter bread - no breadmaker ! If I play my cards right, I'm hoping I get a raisin out of it ! The parronts will go to the in-laws for Easter Sunday but everything in between should be COOKIE TIME !

love Cookie

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

04/03/2012 05:09.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Akela !
Wow, you guys are night owls ! I'm squawking for my goodnightbird popcorn by 8:00 and then usually tucked in by 8:30 ! What time do you get up in the morning ? See because mom has to leave for school early, she gets me up around 7:00 to have breakfast with her - corn muffin is my favorite ! What's yours ?

Do you know they are predicting freezing rain, sleet and SNOW for tonight ! Some sneaky April Fool's Day trick mother nature is playing no doubt . . .

What's on the agenda for your weekend ? love Cookie

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

03/30/2012 06:35.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Akela !
Well our springlike weather has returned . . . I'm once again able to squawk with the birds out on the back deck. I also love the sunshine ! Is your cage near a window ? What time is your bedtime ? Sometimes going to bed earlier will help if you're feeling hormonal . . .

Guess what happened to mom yesterday ? All the kids were outside playing at recess when all of a sudden . . . plop, plop, plop . . . KABOOM ! The skies opened up and everyone had to race back inside - soaked ! ! ! No wonder she came home a little cranky herself -

How are the wedding plans coming ? love Cookie

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

03/29/2012 06:54.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Mom is making you work for your food ?
You know the little finger trap in your profile ? Mom sometimes fills that with dry food and puts confetti in the ends ! Takes no time to find that ! Or tell her to toss your pellets in some legos ! I have to work for my food ! All because mom watched some silly dvd on foraging - UGH - good luck with that ! On the other hand if you need any pointers on what to do with your paper ? You've come to the right fella !

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

03/23/2012 10:06.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Akela !
Happy Spring ! ! It's so nice here ! We even slept with the windows open last night ! Unheard of in NY in March . . . sadly, rain and cooler temps move in for the whole entire weekend :( I'm thinking it may actually keep mom closer to home . . . and me !

When you head over to my page - look at the new picture mom put up. I love to build with calculator paper - I also if you look closely enjoy putting toys in my food dish ! heeheehee Makes mom crazy when I scream for something to eat after hiding my food !

love Cookie

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

03/21/2012 10:18.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Akela !
Well, mom teaches the 4th grade so the kids are 9 and 10 . . . a really fun age, they can already read and write and they are still excited about learning - no hormones yet !

Quiet day here today - mom did go to the grocery earlier - and the forsythia by the driveway is in bloom ! That made her happy - I'm busy building a heap - I collect as many toys as I can and put them in a big pile on my gym ! Why ? I don't know !

Enjoy the rest of your weekend ! love Cookie

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

03/18/2012 10:03.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Wooohooooo
That's the best news ever - good health ! ! And think how much more fun mom will have planning a wedding knowing that you are well, I'm sure that lifted a weight off her mind :)

Spring is here and looks like it's here to stay :) We've had the windows open the last few days - Mom's school is on a bluff overlooking the Hudson River - she's having a hard time keeping the kids attention. I guess long division can't compete with the boats on the water !

love Cookie

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

03/14/2012 09:09.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Akela
Mom went out and checked on her one lonely droopy daffodil - it got cold again and the rest retreated back underground - but we are on a warming trend so maybe later in the week. The grackles are back and so are the starlings - no robins yet though !

Mom and dad had their taxes done and it looks like I'll be getting a new cage :) Speaking of cages, there's an article in the new BirdTalk about cages written by my vet ! Cool beans huh ?

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

03/10/2012 03:18.10 PM Report This Comment  
  I'm keeping my wings crossed
that whatever is going on is resolved soon and you are healthy :)

Well, mother nature played a joke on us. The last couple days were in the 60's and mom even opened up windows so I could yell at all the wild birds and squirrels in MY yard ! On Wed. there were even 2 turkey vultures - really BIG and UGLY ! Unfortunately, now it's back to the 40's :(

Mom's dress is in ? That should make her mouth feel better ! My mom had only one out and she's hoping the others never give her any trouble - that's hhow horrible it was . . . our sympathies :)

love Cookie

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

03/09/2012 08:16.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Oh dear Akela
me and mom are praying for you . . . let us know how you make out on Monday at the vet - we hope everything is OK. Mom says she knows what your parronts are going through - last year I was sick and rushed to the vet - she never figured out exactly what happened, but I had to go every couple weeks for a while - it's scary. . .

We're just anxiously waiting for spring here. The daffodils are peeking out of the ground finally. Tomorrow is supposed to be rain, but finally getting warmer. I'm waiting cause once the weather is warmer, dad moves my cage near the window so I can keep an eye on what's going on outside . . .

love Cookie

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

03/02/2012 10:32.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Akela !
Well, mom went back to work today after having a week off. It was really nice - one day she went to a really big bird store and a couple she just stayed home and played with me ! The only bad part was the grooming - but I don't think that'll happen again soon ! She wanted my wings trimmed so I couldn't fly after her all over the house. Now, instead, I go to my highest perch (appropriately dubbed the yelling perch) and squawk LOUDLY every time she leaves my sight ! HA That'll show her ! ! !

Sounds like plans are going good. Will the parronts take a shorter closer to home honeymoon and save up for Italy ?

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

02/27/2012 03:15.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Ooooo . . .
Italy sounds nice :) How long would the parronts be gone for and who will care for you and Ceasaur ? Mom's niece is my sitter. When she's staying here with me she is always sending mom pictures of me on her phone - that way your mom and dad wouldn't miss you two too much . . .

Have you had a bad winter ? We haven't really had any ! This week mom is on vacation and the temps have been near 50 - she couldn't have hand-picked a better week. I got a lot of mom time too. Well, except for Tuesday when I had to go to the groomer :(

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

02/23/2012 05:49.31 PM Report This Comment  
  This is a great weekend !
Mom is on vacation for a whole week - the only downside is the vet on Tuesday - but at least she gives me a goodbird toy when I'm done :)

120 people sounds about perfect ! Are they going away on a honeymoon too ? Mom and dad went to Russia on theirs - that was bc (before Cookie) - they loved it !

What are you up to this weekend ? Helping with the planning ? heeheehee

love Cookie

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

02/18/2012 08:50.09 AM Report This Comment  
  It was a great Valentine's Day
here ! Mom and dad went out to dinner early cause it was a school night for mom and besides they don't like crowds . . . they were home by 7:00 with a birdie bag for me from the salad bar ! Life is good :)

Even better, just a couple more days and mom is on vacation ! Mine, all mine 24/7 - heck, I may not even share her with dad ! heeheehee

How are the wedding plans coming ? Is it going to be a big one ? love Cookie

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

02/15/2012 10:28.28 AM Report This Comment  
  How nice to hear from you !
And just in time for me to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day ! ! I bet with all the goings on at your house it will be a happy one ! I am in the process of making a lacy Valentine for mom out of calculator paper. I know she will like it - everytime I make lace she squeals "C~O~O~K~I~E" heeheehee

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

02/13/2012 07:17.01 AM Report This Comment  
  We've had screwy weather too !
Last year mom didn't have a full school week until sometime in March cause of all the snow . . . this year nothing but rain . . . dad says at least he doesn't have to shovel rain !

So . . . big wedding ? little wedding ? Mom's and dad's was little - first of all they had been living together for 8 years so it was little more than a formality, secondly, mom's parents were both deceased and it made her sad to think of a wedding without them . . .

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

01/27/2012 06:00.25 AM Report This Comment  
  I was thinking
wouldn't you look really pretty sitting in mom's bouquet ?

brrrr . . . we're in the single digits today ! Storm coming in on Saturday - how's your winter so far ?

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

01/19/2012 05:14.36 AM Report This Comment  
  A WEDDING ! !
That is soooo exciting ! Tell mom and dad CONGRATULATIONS from me and mom =) Is she letting you help with the plans ? I bet some of those books are really fun to go through . . . and school at the same time ? which is first ? graduation or wedding ?

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

01/13/2012 10:04.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Akela !
You're right, that does sound like a good day ! I love to supervise goings on in the house . . . although sometimes mom doesn't pay any attention to my suggestions - like what's wrong with a pile of shredded paper in the middle of the floor ?

What is mom studying ? When does she go back ? questions, questions . . . love Cookie

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

01/06/2012 03:58.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Akela
Mom went back to work today - that meant no hour long head scritches, no endless games of fetch and tug-a-war, no snacks every time she went to the kitchen (and that was lots ! !) I had only Spongebob on TV for company . . . at least with Christmas put away I could see out the back window and yell at the wild birds at the feeders ! How about you ? good day ? love Cookie

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

01/03/2012 01:08.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Akela hears a knock on the door
She flies over to see what's going on and finds Cookie wearing a silly party hat ! Cookie throws confetti at her and yells HAPPY NEW YEAR ! Have fun tonight - mom and dad will go for an early dinner then just hang here with me =)

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

12/31/2011 01:03.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Akela
Sounds like SantaBird was good to you ! I'm happy to report he's a very forgiving fellow - despite my indiscretions this past year I too got presents ! Then later, mom's family came with more !

Save all that wrapping paper - shred it up and then it can be used for confetti on New Year's Eve ! Any special plans for that ? My parronts will probably just go out for an early dinner and then come home and hang with me !

love Cookie

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

12/28/2011 01:42.34 PM Report This Comment  
  5 days to Santabird
and 3 till mom is home with me ! She's off till Jan. 3 ! I don't know which I'm more eggcited about !

There are presents under the tree and I'm hoping some have my name on them ! I won't go over there though - too scary ! I have however, tried to get to my stocking, but mom keeps taking it out of my reach =(

Have a good day ! Love Cookie

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

12/20/2011 04:20.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Akela
Only 9 more days to Santabird ! I helped mom do some wrapping last night ! I got the spool of ribbon and flew to my cage - it draped the living room so prettily ! Mom must've really liked it too cause she screamed with joy and tried to get it away from me so she could do some ! ho ho ho love Cookie

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

12/16/2011 08:00.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Guess what ?
There's something in my stocking ! Only mom won't let me get closse enough to investigate ! She says I have to be good and wait - doesn't she know I'm already good at lots of things - like yelling, making messes, putting holes in dad's tee-shirts . . .

love Cookie

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

12/13/2011 05:04.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Akela
Mom decorated over the weekend and the tree is really pretty and shiny only thing is it blocks my view of the wild birds outside ! Then she made popcorn and we watched It's a Wonderful Life ! I love popcorn ! ho ho ho love Cookie

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

12/06/2011 04:14.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey friend !
Yes, I do love Thanksgiving ! Even though I had to eat on my playgym, I had my very own dish of turkey, sweet potatoe and green beans ! It was yummy ! ! ! Now, we're getting ready for Santa-bird ! I'm trying really hard to be good. . . you better too =) love Cookie

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

11/29/2011 08:08.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Akela
a Thanksgiving thought :

if turkeys thought they'd run away
a week before Thanksgiving day
but turkeys can't anticipate
and so there's turkey on my plate !

Sure hope the parronts bring some goodies home for you ! Gobble - Cookie

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

11/22/2011 05:10.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Tom the Turkey
is upstairs now and getting himself ready to be brined . . . mom did the marketing all alone today cause dad hurt his back and she didn't want him carrying anything - now to just get the house cleaned before family comes on Thursday - that task waits till the last minute since I believe it is a personal challenge to mess it up again ! Love Cookie

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

11/20/2011 09:15.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Mom started baking
and getting ready for Thanksgiving - she made apple pies and wouldn't share with me or dad ! ! Then she put them in the freezer with a big warning sign DO NOT TOUCH ! But since I can't read I know she'll blame dad when I sneak in there later ! heeheehee

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

11/16/2011 09:04.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Don't you love bird fairs ?
Toys and treats ! I'm jealous - we have only one local one a year and it's not until June ! Luckily, we do have a couple of birds only stores in the area ! ! !

love Cookie

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

11/15/2011 04:59.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Well good news from the vet
I'm healthy and she can't call me pudgy anymore ! I've been fighting the battle of the bulge for a year now and mom watching everything I ate and dad playing more with me did the trick ! Now it's time to work on mom ! heeheehee

Sunny today so dad decided we'd have one more cookout before winter - mom made macaroni salad - and she saved some for me before putting on the mayo . . .

How was your day ? Any special plans for the weekend ? Love Cookie

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

11/12/2011 03:37.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Guess what ?
The body shop called that mom's new hood came in - damaged ! Now they have to order another one ! delays, delays . . .

Today I am sharpening my beak ! Tomorrow is my well bird vet visit and I'm ready for her ! !

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

11/10/2011 05:12.05 AM Report This Comment  
  TGIF
for two reasons - one, mom's car finally goes into the body shop and two, more Cookie-time ! The parronts are going up to the in-laws for a while - actually, they're borrowing a car till mom's is fixed - but other than that the time is MINE ! Hooray

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

11/04/2011 03:54.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Akela !
Yeppers, not only did we have snow - but lots of it ! Like a foot of heavy wet snow ! Not only did it bring down a tree limb on the hood of mom's car, but all the pretty colored leaves =( Dad was happy about the no trick-or-treaters - he got the candy !

Mom is still waiting for her car to be fixed - the body shop is backed up too ! Must be lots of damaged vehicles out there from the storm !

Hugs and a vote from Cookie

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

11/03/2011 06:45.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Now the snow is outdoors !
mom and dad had a big snow adventure over the weekend - nine hours to go 13 miles ! and a big ole limb fell on the hood of mom's car while they were sitting in the parking lot that is really a road ! Now they're playing phone tag with the claims adjuster assigned to the case ! Mom is frustrated - she just wants her car fixed ! !

Hope you had a good Halloween ! We had no trick-or-treaters - it was too dangerous with all the downed trees and power lines !

Love Cookie

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

11/02/2011 04:31.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Made my lace
and then discovered that if I flap real hard I can make it snow indoors ! ! Mom said it's enough that today's rain may turn to wet snow outside before ending, she doesn't need it inside too ! harruummph

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

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