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Skipper commissioned me to be officer on deck when he was promoted to admiral of the stars and crossed the Rainbow Bridge..

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Hi! My name is Skipper and Captain Barnacles

I am a Budgerigar from Ossining, NY.

Barnacles

Less than a year old   M

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I like it all.

On deck looking out the window

Noisy lawn mowers.

She treats me like a special member of the family and let's me play with Bo Bunny.

Making sounds liKe a macaw or cockatoo or parrot at the Bird Jungle where I was raised..

Officer on the deck..

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  Hi Skipper
Flying by to wish you a very HAPPY HATCHDAY and many more.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna ~ Happy Easter & Bailey ♥ RIP.

04/15/2014 09:08.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Heay, Skipper!
Wishing you a wonderful Hatchday up there on the Bridge! And how could it not be--you have the Grand Chef Turk making your Hatchday cake!!

Dropping off a vote in your memory and honor!

Your buddy,
Kaji

Come visit me, Kaji ~ Vote CHIPPER #257319 BOTM in APRIL.

04/15/2014 08:42.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Skipper
Leaving a vote in memory of your hatchday and hope you had a great one at the rainbow bridge too...Miss you, your friend, Gus and Angel Chi chi

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

04/15/2014 05:15.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Skipper~
I don't need a hatchday to think about you!! I think about you all the time! I know there are huge celebrations up on the bridge and I know you will be enjoying your special day! I'll be thinking of you too and sending lots of love up there, just for you!
Hatchday Hugs sweetie ~ Sugar

Come visit me, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~In Memory of My Friend Mozart & The Calendar Page~April Birthstone is the Diamond.

04/15/2014 01:10.19 PM Report This Comment  
  HI SKIPPER
FLYING BY TO WISH YOU A MOST HAPPY HATCHDAY. HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A BALL CELEBRATING ON YOUR SPECIAL DAY.

LOVE QUEEN CORI AND BOO BOO

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.

04/15/2014 01:10.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Hatchday
Hey Skipper, we hope you are enjoying your hatchday on the Rainbow bridge and know that you are still missed here on earth, especially by your folks and Capt. Barnacles. Hugs, Falco and the boys

Come visit me, Gizmo, always in my heart, Willie,Chipper, 257319 for BOTM, Peppino Vote Chipper, 257319, BOTM, In Divo's memory & Falco, vote Chipper 257319, BOTM.

04/15/2014 11:47.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Skipper!
Happy Hatch Day to youuuuuu! Hope you have a great day with lots of snuggles, toy, treats and a great big cake!
Love,
Raffikki

Come visit me, Raffi and Pumbaa say Happy Easter Everybirdie!.

04/15/2014 07:38.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Captain~
I hope you are having a great day! It's very pretty here! A real spring day!
Mom was off last night and she'll be off again on Friday. She couldn't get two days off in a row this week because there is too much work. It's clearance week plus they added a special weekend ad. The store is having it's Fuschia event this weekend so there will be special sales to go along with it. It's an annual event and everyone looks forward to it. They have geranium and fuschia starts for sale and if you bring your own pot the garden staff will plant them for you. Hanging baskets are a big thing up here so by next week you will be seeing them everywhere.
I have spent the morning trying to keep Merlin away from mom! He had his outside on the balcony time and play with the ribbon time but he is trying to butt into my climb on mom time! I told him he needs to go grab a nap until I'm ready for my apple and then he can jump up on the computer desk again!
Enjoy the day and I do hope it's a spectacular day!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

Come visit me, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~In Memory of My Friend Mozart & The Calendar Page~April Birthstone is the Diamond.

04/07/2014 10:52.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Capt Barnacles
To night at the KB its cartoon night in the movie tent. There is Fresh popcorn, JuJu Beans, Boston baked beans, Snow Balls, Hot Talmolys, Slow Poke, Milk Duds, Coton Candy & Rollos.

Gen Ms BB

Come visit me, Ms BB. Waten for the Easter Chicken !!!, TPB&G., Queen Cori (& Boo boo) in the Castle 4-1-14, Charley Bird, The Bird. Lets play BazBall !!!!!!, Former Queen Snowflake is in the booth & BIG BABYS WEDDING IS ON AGAIN !!!.

03/30/2014 07:39.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Captain~
I hope you had a really great day! I just hung out and played with toys mostly. Mom and I sorted out some drawers and got rid of some stuff that we don't use anymore. It was fun to see what was in the drawers but there wasn't anything that interested me in there!
I hope you evening is just perfect! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar

Come visit me, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~In Memory of My Friend Mozart & The Calendar Page~April Birthstone is the Diamond.

03/26/2014 06:31.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Captain~
I hope you are having a fabulous day! I am having a late start today. Mom gave a friend a ride home this morning and he lives in the middle of nowhere!! Really! The city he lives in is called Kapowsin. There are only about 300 people who live there. Lots of horese and cows and roads that are unpaved! Mom had to drive very slowly because there are tons of holes all along the roads! It's only half an hour away but it's a whole different world out there! I could scream and scream and no one would notice! Cool!hahahahahaha
Is spring time finally showing up at your place? I think it has been a bit slow in coming but I know before long everyone will be enjoying sunshine and green days!!
Enjoy your Sunday and I hope it's just spectacular!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

Come visit me, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~In Memory of My Friend Mozart & The Calendar Page~April Birthstone is the Diamond.

03/23/2014 12:47.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Captain~
I hope you had a wonderful day! Happy Last day of winter! Spring will be here tomorrow even if the weather outside doesn't look like it. We had some really nice sun breaks today but some really big downpours also! The downpours seem to happen when mom had to take the dog out or go to the market! She seems to be a rain magnet!hahahaha
Mom was off last night and tonight too. She is usually off on Thursday and Friday nights but the store she works at is having a big sale for Friday and Saturday so mom has to be there on Thursday night to get it set up. On Friday she will be helping with freight since most of the freight crew will be off. They did inventory on Tuesday so the schedules got changed.
Mom got us a lovely white cake with spring sprinkles on it to celebrate the coming of spring! It was yummy and the cat even had a bit of it! He's not a normal cat you know!hehehehehe
Happy spring to you all and I hope it's a wonderful season for us all!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

Come visit me, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~In Memory of My Friend Mozart & The Calendar Page~April Birthstone is the Diamond.

03/19/2014 07:27.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Captain~
I hope you are having a great day! Spring has sprung up here. We have had a bit of rain but the temps have been near 60 and the cotton wood trees are bright pink and the frogs are delivering me joyous noise every single night! Now normally I don't really like hearing those hundreds of frogs but since they are announcing spring, I will put up with them!
Mom went out to the market for a while and she is going to hit the library soon. New books for Sugar! YAY!!! We will get some dinner done and then I hope we can have more popcorn and watch another movie.
You enjoy your evening! I hope it's just perfect!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

Come visit me, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~In Memory of My Friend Mozart & The Calendar Page~April Birthstone is the Diamond.

03/14/2014 06:08.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Captain~
I hope you are having a wonderful day. I'm getting some computer time this morning! It's been way to busy around here lately and I just don't like it!
Yesterday we took a break in the morning and watched Catching Fire. I really like it! Lots of action and you know I love action movies!
Today we are getting a bit of cooking done and getting mom ready to start her work week. She is going in an hour early tonight since I have been told we are losing an hour tonight! I really don't see any reason that the time has to change! It seems to be working just fine the way it is!
Mom went to Petco to get my Higgins Sunburst and they are out of it again! They say the warehouse is out of it so there is nothing they can do. She got me some Higgins Safflower Gold and it sort of looks and smells the same to me. There are no sunflower seeds in it but that is okay with me! It's only part of what I eat everyday so as long as she keeps a big supply of apples I will be a happy zon!
Spring is inching ever closer and that is making the frog outside my window go crazy! It started with just a few of them but last night it sounded like there were about a thousand of them out there! As long as they are here to announce spring I suppose I can put up with them!
I do hope you enjoy your day! Leaving a vote and a big hug as I waddle off!
Love you ~ Sugar

Come visit me, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~In Memory of My Friend Mozart & The Calendar Page~April Birthstone is the Diamond.

03/08/2014 11:33.26 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Captain~
I hope you are having a great day! We are having what we in the Northwest call a "Trick the Tourist" kind of day! It's a day where the sky is blue and there are just a few white puffy clouds. Not real warm but you can't tell what the temps are from a picture! The tourist board runs out and takes pictures down at the waterfront to get people to come visit Washington! They are in for a huge surprise when they get here and it's raining for 3 weeks straight!
OH! I love it! So sneaky!hehehehehehe
Mom found a really cool screensaver of an amazon! The background is green and there is a really handsome amazon peaking at me from the right bottom corner! I have named him Wilbur and he is my computer buddy! She had to go get a new screensaver after she reloaded the programs!
The computer is working well and mom found a virus program, downloaded it and is running it every day! I just hope this never happens again!! It sure did take mom a long time to figure it all out but hey! She did it! I must say that I'm impressed!
Enjoy the day and I do hope it's an awesome one!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

Come visit me, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~In Memory of My Friend Mozart & The Calendar Page~April Birthstone is the Diamond.

02/26/2014 01:37.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Captain~
I hope you are enjoying the day. Nothing much going on around here. I played with mom this morning and then growled when Merlin decided he wanted some play time too! Dad will be home this weekend but he's been gone 5 weeks so I don't think Merlin is going to forgive him anytime soon! You know how cats are! He figures that mom is the one around to play with him and feed him so he's become a Velcro kitty! At least he has gotten use to being fed with Mandy when mom gets up. The first few weeks he was waking mom up 2 hours early because he figured he needed to eat!
All the Easter stuff is up at mom's store and she enjoyed scanning it all. She said it cheered her up to see such pretty pastel colors and all the cute things they have for Easter. I think spring will be here before we know it!
Hope it's warming up over there! I hope you and Bo are staying warm and cozy too!
Enjoy the day and I do hope it's just perfect!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

Come visit me, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~In Memory of My Friend Mozart & The Calendar Page~April Birthstone is the Diamond.

02/19/2014 12:54.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Captain~
I hope you are having a nice day. My rain stopped and there is sunshine outside my window!!! A bit of a surprise but it is a welcomed one.
I know spring can't be too far off! It's not because of my sunshine, it's because there are Cadbury chocolate eggs on all the check stands at the store mom works at!hahahahahahahaha Yep! Only 2 short months until Easter so spring had got to be close! Right??
We spent yesterday cleaning off the balcony because the building is going to be pressure washed. They do it every year and it is a pain but at least it stays nice and clean out there. They said it had to be done by 8am and since mom doesn't get home from work until 8am we did it yesterday! So far no one has showed up and it might be tomorrow before anyone does but at least we are ready.
It's very noisy when they do it so mom puts the radio on to cover up the noise. I like listening to the radio anyway and it helps a little. I will have to do some squawking anyway because I am the BIRD! Mandy doesn't hear well anymore so I don't know if she will notice or not. If she does, she will try to get to the nearest exit and get out of here!hahahahaha Merlin, being a cat, will just roll over and go back to sleep!
I do hope you are staying warm and cozy! I wonder what is going to happen when all that snow starts to melt?? I hope floods are not in your future! You and Bo stay safe!
Leaving a vote and a big hug too!
Love you ~ Sugar

Come visit me, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~In Memory of My Friend Mozart & The Calendar Page~April Birthstone is the Diamond.

02/13/2014 12:09.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Captain~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! The snow we had last night did not amount to much at all. The grass and the bushes are still covered but I doubt it will last the day. The rain should be back tomorrow so it will feel more like winter in the Northwest.
Mom is off tonight which is a big deal because she rarely takes a Saturday night off! We are going to do some stuff around the house today and I am hoping for popcorn and a movie tonight! Right now we are going to straighten the pantry out because the skin kids put the groceries away and you can not find anything! The stuff for my mash is in there somewhere and mom needs to get it soaking so she can cook it tonight!
Enjoy your day and I do hope it's just perfect!
Stomping out a vote and sending hugs your way!
love ~ Sugar

Come visit me, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~In Memory of My Friend Mozart & The Calendar Page~April Birthstone is the Diamond.

02/08/2014 10:38.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Skipper
My name is Snowflake. I'm running for March BOTM. Please support me and vote for me.
I will be posting daily blogs about the BC Kissing Booth that Ms BB runs. Everyday there will be a different bird and his picture with a short description of what went on.

Today is Dixies KB pit.
We watched lots of 60s movies and TV. We played theme music from old TV shows to.
There was lots of fun food for the 4th of July. And we had bunches of fireworks that were sponsored by the business on BC.
Memories and good times at the BC Kissing Booth. Let the good times roll !!!
Thank you for your votes...
Much love to you.

Love Snowflake. (Ms BB)

Come visit me, Jedi say's I love my Cheyenne...Forever !!!, Snowflake in the KB...4/14 to 4/28. PG#163138..., Tweety Says...V4 MIKEY #61671 FOR 10K... & Panther says...I love Coconut forever !!!.

02/07/2014 03:37.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Captain~
I hope you are having a fantastic day! It's very cold here and we have snow flurries but nothing that is going to stick. It's going to be cold for the next few days but after seeing the East Coast and the Midwest, I can not complain! Mom will be off for 4 days so we'll just hang out in front of the fireplace!
I am sorry I didn't get around much yesterday but the internet went out. Don't know why and it's fine today. Maybe all those Comcast people were out celebrating the Seahawks win!hehehhehehe
I put a picture of Taima in my profile. He's the real Seahawk. Actually he is a Augur hawk because there isn't really a seahawk. He is very beautiful but I don't think I'd want to see him up close and birdsonal!
There is going to be a parade in Seattle tomorrow to celebrate the Seahawks victory. It's the very first time we have ever won the Super Bowl so I know most of the west side of the state is going to be there!
I was sorry to hear about that teacher getting hurt! So your mom is going to be the substitute for a whole month?? That must be hard on you and Bo. I know I don't like my schedule messed up and with your mom being gone all day long, it's gotta mess up your schedule. I bet there are quite a few people who have slipped and been hurt in all this snow! I am grateful that I only have a few flurries!
I hope you enjoy your day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar

Come visit me, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~In Memory of My Friend Mozart & The Calendar Page~April Birthstone is the Diamond.

02/04/2014 11:46.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello
My name is Snowflake & I am running for BC Bird of The Month. I am will be posting & talking about birds that have been in the BC Kissing Booth.

Today my blog is Hulks KB pit.
There was lots of good food,mischief,and games.Boys against the girls...
We had a blast !!!!
(Mischief and good times at the kissing booth)

Thank you for your votes and support.
Much love to you.

Love Snowflake. Ms BB

Come visit me, Jedi say's I love my Cheyenne...Forever !!!, Snowflake in the KB...4/14 to 4/28. PG#163138..., Tweety Says...V4 MIKEY #61671 FOR 10K... & Panther says...I love Coconut forever !!!.

02/03/2014 03:57.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cap'n Barnacles !
Mom says I can come over to play on Monday ! We'll have lots of fun chatting and getting to know each other !

love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie - Sing for Spring, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

02/01/2014 03:54.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Captain~
I hope all is well and that you are having a wonderful day! I am so sorry I have not been able to get around for a while!!
I finally commandeered dad's laptop since he is on the road and doesn't need it at the moment! hahahahahaha
He is back on the road and on his way from Colorado to Phoenix so he will never know! I have been careful not to chew any of the cords coming out of it nor have I pulled any keys off! Pretty good for me! It's so much faster than the other computer!
Brother found a virus on the other computer but they can't get it deleted. It's one of those viruses that don't die easily! Mom really thinks that we need to reformat the whole thing, but the skin brother says that should be the last resort and he'll keep working on it!
In the meantime, I'll be using dad's laptop today. The down side is that the laptop has to go on the dining room table and the cat food is out there! Have you smelled that stuff? It smells like a dead fish!!!! Mom says it is a dead fish!hahahahahaha How can they eat that stuff?? Oh My Goodness! I always knew they were weird little creatures!
Have a wonderful day and I'll try not to be gone so much this time! You enjoy the day
Stomping out a vote and sending Hugs your way!
With lots of love~Sugar

Come visit me, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~In Memory of My Friend Mozart & The Calendar Page~April Birthstone is the Diamond.

01/29/2014 12:01.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Captain~
I hope you are all having a great day. I'm just getting to my apples and hazelnuts this morning. Well, it's actually afternoon.
Mom was up for a long time yesterday so she slept in this morning. I was up with her so I slept in too! Mandy and Merlin sleep a lot so they didn't really notice the difference. We have the fireplace on and are nice and cozy.
The fog is still here! Everything out side is damp because of it. We keep our pop on the balcony when it's cold out side and the boxes are a bit soggy this morning. The gardeners are here mowing the lawns but it's so wet that I think it's going to be very messy for them!
Mom has to go to the library later after she drops Jennifer off at work. I know she need more cottage cheese for Mandy but she'll just grab that at the store across the street! After that I think we will be doing some chores and maybe later we can watch a movie together! I got to watch Monsters INC while she was cooking dinner last night!
The other big news is that dad got a job! YAY! Almost 3 years without one so it's a very good thing. He starts on Tuesday and I think he is looking forward to it. Cool!!
Enjoy the day!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

Come visit me, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~In Memory of My Friend Mozart & The Calendar Page~April Birthstone is the Diamond.

01/17/2014 05:09.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Captain~
I hope your are having a great day! I've been having fun playing with mom and snacking of course. She is letting me watch a really cool monster movie called Pacific Rim. It has robots and monsters! Too Cool!
I'm sorry I haven't been around much but the computer is still not working well. We have the files moved and we are just waiting for dad to do the reformatting. He's been busy so there hasn't been any time for him to start doing it yet. I sure am getting anxious about it! It is running very slowly and we can only use Google Chrome to get online. I hope I can convince him to get it done today! After that we have to reload all the programs so that is going to take some time too! Boy! Computers sure are a pain sometimes!
Nothing really exciting going on around here. We've been working on chores around the house during mom's off hours and watching the movies that brother bought after Christmas. I have seen Iron Man 3, Star Trek Into Darkness and Man of Steel and now Pacific Rim. It's been a real action-packed weekend around here and I have really enjoyed it! I must admit that the popcorn is pretty good too!!
Enjoy your day and I do hope it's perfect!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

Come visit me, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~In Memory of My Friend Mozart & The Calendar Page~April Birthstone is the Diamond.

01/12/2014 01:26.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Capt Barnacles
How are u sweetie? Several birdies told me that they went to Sky's page & read blog #9, & not to worry about resending it. But if anybirdy does want the blog CONTACT UR VET WITHIN 8 HOURS let me know & I'll redo it & send it to u.
Several birdies commented on my awesome campaign pics! Each & every one of the pics were lovingly made by sweet Momma Deb! I'd like to thank her again for my wonderful pics! She will be the best momma-in-law EVER!
We will now begin discussing medical emergencies/problems & first aid procedures. This info is meant to be guidelines, not to replace veterinary care, but to stabilize ur bird until u can get to ur vet's office.
An important aspect of first aid is PREVENTION. Many serious illnesses can be prevented when whenoowners feed their pet birds balanced diets, keep their pet's cages clean & take their birds to their vets for regular check-ups. Most injuries can be prevented by "bird-proofing" ur home, be careful of other pets around ur bird, keeping nails & wins trimmed, etc.
LOSS OF APPETITE
Birds usually lose their appetite when they are sick or injured. Loss of appetite is not a diagnosis, it is the result of a medical problem & serves as an indication that there is a problem with ur bird. Healthy birds have healthy appetite.
Tomorrow we will start with shock.
Have a good night sweetie!
Love & a vote
Tia

Come visit me, TiaMaria, Thank you all for BOTM.

01/10/2014 08:01.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Capt Barnacles
How are u sweetie? A terrible thing has happened...my blog has disappeared! I will redo it tomorrow. If u would like to read it now, it is on Sky's page #224183.
Love & a vote
Tia

Come visit me, TiaMaria, Thank you all for BOTM.

01/09/2014 11:09.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Captain
Love your gallery of photos. I', SKY just stopping in to say Hello.

Come visit me, Rally and Lacie, Poncho, Thank you friends for BOTD, Jack, thank you all for the hatchday wishes!, SASSY,, Casper, you fought a good fight l'il man, AMANDO, SKY, I'm getting married soon, Lupe', thank you friends for BOTD, LITTLE ANGEL,, broken wings, broken promises, Casey, keepin' the main sail set on the Pearl, Jesse,, flynn, Angel Girl, Sarah little bird, Zeke, thank you friends for BOTD & ZEENA,.

01/08/2014 06:29.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Capt Barnacles
DAY 7
How are u sweetie? So sorry no blog yesterday, mom had a medical emergency "ironic, isn't it?!) Her 7 yr old grandson had a horrific nosebleed that mom couldn't get stopped. The specialist (ENT doc) has run every test in the book & cannot figure out why it keeps happening! I've examined him myself!) It's frustrating that it keeps happening & also a relief that it's nothing serious! These nosebleeds come out of the blue, they can happen even if he's sitting quietly, watching TV! At the hospital yesterday, they cauterized his nose...AGAIN! He's doing fine today!
It is FREEZING COLD here today, at 10am, STILL 9 degrees BELOW zero! Tho, this is a heat wave compared to the north-central part of the USA. Grand Forks ND will have a HIGH today of 39 degrees BELOW ZERO!! I can't imagine how cold that is! We heard on the news that it's colder here than it is at the South Pole!!!
The next couple days, we will discuss scenarios & whether to call the vet immediately or whether it can wait. The following info may help u decide which conditions are absolute emergencies & which ones may let u take a "wait & see" attitude. If your bird is sick/injured & u are unsure of the severity, it's best to call the vet's office immediately.
CALL VET IMMEDIATELY IF UR BIRD:
HAS SIGNS OF HEART OR RESPIRATORY DISEASE INCLUDING:
*No heartbeat
*No breathing (open mouth breathing, tail bobbing while breathing)
*Wheezing or clicking sounds when breathing
*A near drowning
*ANY breathing abnormality after an exposure to overheated Teflon (we will cover this in detail), aerosol spray, or other irritants to the respiratory system
HAS TRAUMA INCLUDING:
*A broken bone, or a cut that exposes a bone
*Bleeding that cannot be stopped (ex: from blood feather, nail, or beak)
*An eye injury or the eye appears enlarged or protruding
*An attack by an animal
*Being hit by a moving object
*Puncture wounds
*Any trauma to the head
*Flying into a window or other object
*A severe laceration, or an incision that has opened & the skin is gaping
*Mishandling (ex: squeezed by a child)
HAS HAD HEAT OR COLD RELATED INJURIES INCLUDING:
*Biting on an electrical cord & receiving a shock or burn
*Burns or inhaled smoke
*Heat stroke (panting,holding wings out away from the body)
We will pick up here tomorrow. Have a great day sweetie!
Love & a vote
Tia

Come visit me, TiaMaria, Thank you all for BOTM.

01/07/2014 07:49.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Capt Barnacles
DAY 5
How are u sweetie? JEEZ, what crazy weather we are having!! At 1pm today, it was 52 degrees & tomorrow night it will drop down to 13 degrees BELOW ZERO!!! A difference of 65 degrees, can u believe it! On Tuesday, we will have a high temp of 2 degrees below zero! I don't think mom will venture out til the slight warm up on Thursday!
Today we will discuss restraining & transporting a sick or injured bird. To make capturing a sick/injured bird easier, towel him before u put him in his carrier (unless u are transporting him in his cage). Towels make pet birds easier to handle, & they give the bird something to chew on if he becomes frustrated with the toweling process. Jade an appropriate sized towel; wash cloths for small birds, kitchen dis towels for medium-sized, & bath towels for large parrots. When you restrain a bird, keep the following in mind:
*work quickly to minimize handling time. Stress & overheating problems will be reduced.
*plan ahead. Have all tools, equipment & meds ready prior to restraint.
*for small birds especially, a net would be helpful to catch if bird escapes.
*towel selection is based on size of the bird. It WILL be chewed on, so choose an old one!
*In pet birds, the beak causes injuries. Respect it & protect yourself.
*Birds have very fragile bones. Their legs & wings are most susceptible to injury.
*Don't put any pressure on the bird's chest while holding him. It will interfere with breathing.
Call ur avian vet's office BEFORE leaving ur house. Explain ur emergency so the vet's office can be ready for ur arrival. By taking this step will save u precious time if u have life-threatening emergency. If possible, enlist a driver so u are able to watch ur bird & reassure him. Cover the cage/carrier to reduce stress & additional warmth. Do not clean out the cage/carrier, the as-is environment may help ur vet determine the cause of your bird's illness.
Tomorrow we will start discussing first aid procedures. Have a good evening & I'll see u tomorrow sweetie!
Love & a vote
Tia

Come visit me, TiaMaria, Thank you all for BOTM.

01/05/2014 06:53.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Capt Barnacles
It's a pleasure to meet u, my name is TiaMaria, but my friends call me Tia. I saw u on my good friends Cookie & Sugar's pages, so I thought I would stop by for a visit! I am a Military Macaw from Greensburg, PA, & I'll be celebrating my 18th Hatchday at the end of this month.
I am the candidate for BOTM & my topic is bird first aid. I will send u my first aid blogs starting today
Hugs & a vote
Tia

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01/05/2014 10:33.11 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Captain~
I do hope you enjoyed the day and kept warm! We have been reading about all the snow. They say it is the worst storm of the year but I need to point out that there have only been 3 days in this year so any storm is going to be the worst I think!
Not so cold out here. 20's to 40's and dry. We have wind so it does feel a bit cooler but nothing like what is going on out east!!
I hope that you and Bo find something fun to do until this snow melts. I bet the outside animals are huddling together to stay warm!!
Enjoy the evening! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar

Come visit me, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~In Memory of My Friend Mozart & The Calendar Page~April Birthstone is the Diamond.

01/03/2014 06:47.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi ya Captain~
Happy New Year! I hope you and Bo are having a wonderful day! Chilling out sounds good to me! Mom had to work last night so we aren't doing much today. Some laundry and some play time and that' about it.
I was so happy to hear that your soldier got to be home for Christmas! That must have been the best Christmas present ever! We really do say a prayer for him everyday. I hope it won't be long before he is home for good.
It's been pretty boring around here, even on Christmas. Dad and the skin brother both have colds so they are being very noisy with all the coughing. Mom bought 4 big bags of cough drops and told them to use them!! They keep saying they feel better but the coughing is driving mom nuts!
You have a valid point about who is trained as far as the bell goes!! Bo is a very smart bunny and I would have to say that it is your mom who is trained! hehehe
She is a very good bunny mom and I know that Bo appreciates her so very much!
Stay warm and enjoy your day. I have fog here but it's not really cold and the fog will go away in the afternoon.
Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar

Come visit me, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~In Memory of My Friend Mozart & The Calendar Page~April Birthstone is the Diamond.

01/01/2014 11:12.24 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Captain~
I hope your day was just wonderful! I had a lot of fun supervising chores around here! I think maybe I had more fun than mom did but she is happy that I am happy!

I have been checking out the other animal channel sites and it looks likes the Cat channel is getting changed on January 1st instead of March 1st. Cori and Boo Boo gave me a heads up about this. There was a blog on the small animal channel so they know. but there doesn't seem to be any blogs on the Horse or Dog channel. I don't know if they are going to be left alone or if they just don't know yet.

I am so sad we are going to lose all of this but I hope we will all stay in touch, either with Facebook or email. I am grateful for every single minute I have had visiting with friends, playing baseball and all the other fun things we do here! To think! This all came into my life because mom and I were looking for pictures of birds for me to look at!!

Enjoy your evening! Sleep tight and sweet dreams!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

Come visit me, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~In Memory of My Friend Mozart & The Calendar Page~April Birthstone is the Diamond.

12/27/2013 10:25.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Captain~
A short note today to wish you and all your family a very Merry Christmas!
I hope the day is just perfect!
Christmas Love and Fruitcake Hugs!
Sugar

Come visit me, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~In Memory of My Friend Mozart & The Calendar Page~April Birthstone is the Diamond.

12/25/2013 12:26.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Captain~
Sugar waddles in dragging her Hello Kitty Karaoke machine behind her. She plugs it in and belts out a Christmas Tune~~~~

"Christmas is coming
I don't think I can wait!
Please tell Santa Bird that he can't be late!
Please tell Santa Bird that he can't be late!

Christmas is coming
This parrot's being good!
Hoping Santa Bird brings some toys of wood!
Hoping Santa Bird brings some toys of wood!"

My family and I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas. It looks like it will be the last one we will be sharing on the BC but it will not be the last one we will share!
We have our wonderful memories of our time together here and we will find a way to continue our friendships.
It is not over yet and it may be months before it is. My email is sugarmcclelland@gmail.com ~ Yes! I have my own email!
Mom's email is eileenmc2@hotmail.com
I know most of you already have this but if you don't, please copy it down and feel free to email us anytime!

Leaving a Big Hug and a vote of course!
Love you ~ Sugar

Come visit me, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~In Memory of My Friend Mozart & The Calendar Page~April Birthstone is the Diamond.

12/22/2013 12:41.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Captain~
I do hope you are enjoying your day! I think you guys are always good! Santa knows that!! It's very close now! Mom can't wait for it to be done! We love spending time together and having a lovely meal but the rest is a bit much. I think it's because she works in a store and Christmas starts in September for them!
We are hoping our snow is done for us. We only had a few days of it and mom was off those days so we got t enjoy it! It was lovely to sit at the window and look at it!
Enjoy your day and I do hope it's just perfect! Give Bo a big hello from me!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

Come visit me, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~In Memory of My Friend Mozart & The Calendar Page~April Birthstone is the Diamond.

12/17/2013 12:30.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Captain Barnacles~
I hope you are having a nice day! It's in the high 20's here and it feels warmer! That is so sad!!!
Nothing much exciting going on around here. Mom was off last night and is off tonight too. There are lots of chores to get done if I can get her motivated to get them done. I am here to supervise at any time! I am so good at it!
I hope you enjoy your evening! Stomping out a vote and sending hugs your way!
Love you ~ Sugar

Come visit me, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~In Memory of My Friend Mozart & The Calendar Page~April Birthstone is the Diamond.

12/09/2013 08:25.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Captain Barnacles~
I'm so sorry it took me so long to get back over here. I do not like it when things get busy around here.
I hope all is with you and Bo and the parronts too!
It's been very cold out here. It was 17 this morning, 18 yesterday morning. It's been dry so we only had a bit of snow on Sunday night. There is still some on the lawns but the roads are good. I just hope that snow stays up in the mountains where it belongs!
Not much else going on around here. I've been playing and helping mom make cookies today. Mandy the dog and I got to be the taste testers! We did a great job and both really loved the cookies!
Enjoy the day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar

Come visit me, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~In Memory of My Friend Mozart & The Calendar Page~April Birthstone is the Diamond.

12/05/2013 01:36.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Captain Barnacles~
I hope you are having a wonderful day!
I need to apologize for not getting many notes out lately. You are very important to me and I don't want you to think I have forgotten about you or got bored with BC. That will never happen!
Mom is very busy at work because of the holidays and having split days off when you work night is like having no time off at all. She did manage to get over and see Catching Fire yesterday and loved it! I was in the play cage with a new toy and I must say that I loved it!hehehehehehe
Please know that you are in my thoughts everyday and I always count myself blessed to have such awesome friends!
We are getting some cooking and laundry done today since it is going to be a very busy week until mom gets another night off on Friday!
Enjoy your day and I do hope it's just perfect!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

Come visit me, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar ~In Memory of My Friend Mozart & The Calendar Page~April Birthstone is the Diamond.

11/25/2013 11:20.21 AM Report This Comment  
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