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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

1 year old   M

Budgerigar

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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  Hello Captain~
I hope you had a great day!
We got up to 82 and there were lots of people in the pool! We had our fire alarm inspection this morning and it lasted all of 30 seconds! The guy walked through the hall into mom's room and said thank you and left! They had the outside alarms going for a very long time. The gardeners were here too trimming the bushes outside my kitchen window so it was even louder! I tried to out scream them both but I just wasn't loud enough! Mom says she is very thankful that the inspection is only once a year!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Have a great night! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/29/2015 08:18.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Captain~
I hope you had a great day too! It got cloudy and cooler here today so I don't think anyone is missing the pool. They painted it today and then put the lights and the filter covers back on. It is now ready for water when it dries.
Mom has to drive Jennifer down to her dads house tomorrow. The doctors have been checking him ever since he has the heart attack and found he has a leaky heart valve. He is going to have to have surgery to fix it and Jennifer is worried. Mom thinks it will be okay since they do so many of those kinds of surgeries. They haven't scheduled it yet but we keep him in our prayers everyday.
Mom went over to Costco today and it was very crowded. They had all the registers open so it really didn't take long to get out of there. She brought back some lovely blueberry muffins and Mandy, Merlin and I shared one! Yes, the cat likes blueberry muffins!
Did your mom have a quieter week this week? I sure hope so. I bet they are going to take the boat out for Memorial day. Do you suppose there will be lots of boats out? The second boat season opens here, everyone is out on the lakes and in the sound!
I hope your evening is just wonderful! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/22/2015 08:54.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Captain~
I hope you are having a great Sunday! Isn't it exciting that there may be a triple crown winner this year! Hasn't been one for a very long time!
My Governor declared a Drought Emergency for the entire state this weekend. I'm not having a drought but over on the other side of the mountain they are. Not enough snow this year to fill up the lakes and rivers over there!
They have already decided to use the water on the crops that would be too hard to replant, like pears and apple groves. They are even talking about catching the salmon, putting them in tank trucks and driving them to the spawning grounds! I'd love to see that! At least they are planning ahead. We are going to figure out how we can conserve around the house. Mom found out that using the dishwasher is more efficient than hand washing and that paper plate are not recyclable! Bummer!
I hope you enjoy the day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/17/2015 12:13.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Captain~
I hope your day was perfect! Yesterday I was not able to get on BC when mom had time to do my notes! She cleaned in the morning and said we could get notes done when she was done! Well, that turned out to be a bad idea!!!hahahahaha
We had rain this morning but it cleared up and turned out to be a very nice day. We even opened the window! Mom got a pizza for dinner and I had 2 pieces of crust!
Mandy has been moving around more the last 2 days and seems to enjoy hanging out in front of my cage. That's good news!
Tonight we are watching a movie and getting my notes done before I hit the night cage. It's our weekend and we are going to enjoy every minute of it!! Are your parronts going to get to go out on the boat? With your mom working at 2 schools it must be cutting into their boating time! We hope they get out and enjoy the weekend!
Enjoy your evening! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/14/2015 08:31.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Captain~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It's very pretty up here. We have lots of chores to get done today so I will be supervising. I am very good at supervising.
Mom has to work for 3 hours tonight for a Mother's Day sale. I'll be sleeping when she is gone and she will still be able to get some sleep when she is done, so it's all good.
It's movie night so I am looking forward to some popcorn and something interesting to watch!!
Enjoy your day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/08/2015 08:13.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Captain~
I hope you are having a great day! It's another pretty on up here!
Yesterday was such a crazy day! Dad had to go back on the road and getting him ready and out he door is a nightmare! He really should pack up the night before! They were out the driveway and half way down the street when dad told mom he forgot his phone. Mom drove back and dad rushed upstairs, only he couldn't find it! It was packed in his bag!hahahahahaha
Dad is on his way to Utah but only made it as far as Idaho! There is a sensor in the truck that says the truck is out of coolant. This shuts the truck off and dad can't restart it! He checked the coolant and it is fine! They can't get a repair truck out there until tomorrow so dad is spending the day in Idaho! Luckily he is at a truck stop with food and it's not hot there. He can't run the A/C when the truck won't start! Who knew there were so many gadgets on trucks these days? Just more stuff to breakdown!
Boating season opened up here yesterday. It was a perfect day for it! Mom and I were thinking about your parronts and hoping they got the boat all ready and have a perfect day when they first go out!
I hope your day is wonderful and that you get to do lots of fun stuff! Give Bo a big Hello from me!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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05/03/2015 12:02.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Captain~
I hope you had a lovely day! Is it getting warmer up there? I know a lot of birds in the midwest ended up with snow again! We are suppose to have the hottest temps in the country this summer! The Weather Channel put out a map. We usually trust them since they usually get it right! We are preparing by buying a few more fans and making sure our portable A/C is ready to go! When it gets hot up here all the fans and watering stuff sells out quickly so mom wants to get the fans now.
Mom had to go buy tires today. She only had one that was getting bald but since it's been a few years since she bought new ones she went ahead and had them all replaced. It only took 45 minutes so I wasn't alone for long. They left a label on one of them so it makes a funny noise when you drive! Mom tried peeling it off but it won't come off! It will wear off soon enough!
I hope you had a wonderful evening!! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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04/22/2015 08:44.15 PM Report This Comment  
  CONGRATS ON BEING BOTD

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04/15/2015 09:08.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations!!!
Congrats on winning BOTD.
Here is a vote for you!

Chipper

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04/15/2015 07:41.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Angel Skipper
remembering you with love on this day as we honor you as our angel bird of the day.

love Cori and Queen Boo Boo

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04/15/2015 05:10.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Angel Skipper
You are loved and missed! We remember you with a BOTD and a hatchday vote today.

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04/15/2015 04:29.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Skipper, Hello Captain Barnacles!
Congratulations guys! Now I don't feel so bad about messing up the day! I knew Skipper's Hatchday was the 15 but I put it up on the 14th!! I love to see a bird be BOTD on their hatchday and with both of you being honored, it makes my heart smile!

I know you will enjoy having a day in the spotlight!!

Your royal portrait is now hanging in the gallery on the calendar page for all to admire!!

Hugs Captain Barnacles
and Angel Wing Hugs Skipper

Much love to you both!
Sugar ♥

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04/15/2015 03:15.59 PM Report This Comment  
  angel Skipper
CONGRATS on winning BOTD. Another vote for you in your memory.
Hugs
Chyna

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04/15/2015 03:13.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Angel Skipper,

Congrat's on being BOTD. My name is Parker & I'm an English Budgie. Mommy thinks I'm so smart because I say about 45+ words and phrases. She didn't even care if I talked or not LOL! Hope you're enjoying celebrating your Special Day at the Rainbow Bridge. Here's a vote for you. Bye for now.

Winghugs,
Parker

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04/15/2015 03:02.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations
on your BOTD, Angel Skipper. We are happy to see you in the spotlight today! Hugs, Falco and the boys

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04/15/2015 09:34.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Skipper
Today is Wednesday
I'm flying by your page
to stamp U a votie
and to congratulate U
4 winning BOTD!
Have a greyt Wednesday
be a good birdie
wings hugs
Your Pal, Oki

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04/15/2015 08:31.39 AM Report This Comment  
  HI SKIPPER!!!
Just stopping by to "Congrats you on being BOTD"..Enjoy your day and have fun celebrating at the castle with Queen Boo Boo..Pecked another V4U..Many birdie wing hugs to you...Stormy and the Dingmans Ferry Flock :o)

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04/15/2015 08:28.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Skipper!
Congrats on winning BOTD! You are a handsome King! Have a great day at the castle today!
Love,
Raffikki

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04/15/2015 06:59.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Congrats King Skipper!
Wishing you a fun day as our BC King! Enjoy your special day as royalty!
You are a really handsome fellow!
Hugs, Squeaky

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04/15/2015 06:56.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Dear Angel King Skipper
Congratulations on BOTD and Happy Hatchday! Here's a vote in celebration. How awesome to be royalty on your special day. Have a wonderful day at the Castle with Queen Boo Boo. Wing hugs, Pearl and Silver.

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04/15/2015 05:00.21 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy BOTD from Flitzer
Hope you enjoy your special day

~Wings Up~

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04/15/2015 04:19.33 AM Report This Comment  
  We dropped by and voted
Your friend , Pico

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04/15/2015 04:02.38 AM Report This Comment  
  well now
isn't it nice to wake up and see a buddy in the spotlight ! It's angel Skipper's gotcha day ? I know he'll look down on all of us and smile :) He was such a sweetie . . .

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04/15/2015 03:53.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Skipper!
Know you had a great celebration on your Hatchday up there at the Bridge with all our friends--and know that Turk made you a fabulous birdthday cake!

Vote for you in your memory,
Kaji and Lizzie

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04/14/2015 09:32.47 PM Report This Comment  
  angel Skipper
Leaving you a vote in your memory on your hatchday.
Hugs
Chyna

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04/14/2015 08:52.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Skipper~~
Happy Hatchday up on the bridge! I know there will be an awesome party in your honor and I will be thinking about you!
Remember that I love you now and always!
Hatchday Hugs ~ Sugar ♥

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04/14/2015 12:52.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Hatchday Skipper
Hope you get LOTS of attention, toys, and TREATS.
My mom LOVES blue budgies. Do you say hooman words too? Or just talk bird?
Mom had a budgie that liked to imitate ME, I took eggception to that and bit him. The vet helped him get better.
Polly

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04/14/2015 12:28.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Skipper!
Happy Hatch Day to you! Hope you have an awesome day!
Love,
Raffikki

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04/14/2015 08:16.24 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Angel
Skipper, just stopping by with a memorial vote for you on your hatchday. We know there is a huge party on the bridge for you today, hope you enjoy it. Hugs, Falco and the boys

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04/14/2015 08:02.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Hatch Day, Skipper!
Wishing you a fun day with lots of toys and treats! Enjoy!
Hugs, Picabo & Squeaky

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04/14/2015 06:38.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Captain~
I hope you are having a great day! Yep! This is a new one for BC. Blogs invisible and not updating! Very creepy! I can not update anything~no Calendar, no BOTD list! I was able to ad Jake's royal portrait thought only is doesn't always show up when I go to look!! I'm pretty sure it's there!
I had a seagull come visit outside my window this morning. They usually hang out at the Burger King up the street mooching french fries from people! Mom says it heard me making all this noise and came to see what was the matter! I don't believe her at all! I think she is just trying to make me be quiet but when the joy wants to come out, I let it out!hahahahaha
How bad was the damage at the Marina! I sure hope their insurance pays for that but I am never sure when it comes to mother nature!
I think it is so awesome that your parronts will have 2 Easters! We had 2 Easters and it was fun. Ian and Jennifer thought the pizza should be an Easter tradition! I must tell you that they eat pizza whenever they can and love it a lot. Dad does too, but mom, not so much! Lucky for me the others are so crazy about it or I'd never get any crust to munch on!
Enjoy your day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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04/08/2015 11:40.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Captain~
Happy Easter! I hope you are having a great day!
We are having pizza today!!! I know it's not the traditional Easter meal but we had the traditional one on Tuesday when dad was home! We took a vote and pizza is what everyone wanted! Well, mom didn't really care. She has a cold and just wanted something that wasn't fussy!
I hope your Easter is just fabulous!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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04/05/2015 10:46.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Captain~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It's been too long since I got blogs out to every bird and I wish I had something exciting to share but it's been rather dull around here.
Dad is home for the day since he had to go to his doctor. Just the usual 6 month check up because of the cholesterol medicine he takes. You would think the cat would be all over him since he doesn't see him much but Merlin is still following mom everywhere. She is the one who feeds us so I can't blame him for sticking close by! You wouldn't want to miss a snack!
I will be having "turtle tank" cleaning duties once mom gets back from dropping Ian off at work. He wasn't suppose to work today but someone called out again! Ian picks up most of his hours that way!
I have the very important job of watching George and Gracie while mom washes the tank. They go into a little box which mom calls there summer home! I watch to make sure they don't escape! Gracie is always wanting to get out although I have no idea where she thinks she is going to go. It's a turtle thing I guess!
I hope your day is just wonderful! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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03/30/2015 12:42.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Captain~~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! You can't seem to catch a break when it comes to the snow! First day of spring and you have snow! It has to stop sometime, doesn't it?? I think it so cool that the outside animals wait for the food!
Those squirrels crack me up! We use to have a bird feeder at the town home we lived in and there was a squirrel who came and climbed right up into it! Mom would look out the patio door and only see his tushy sticking out from the feeder! We called him "Commando" because he would run around the yard, dodging behind trees! They were small trees and you could still see him but I don't think he knew that! He was a funny guy!
Living on the second floor now does not give us many opportunities to see the squirrels but there is a wetland directly across the street so I get to watch all the geese and ducks fly in there. Every once in a while the ducks will come over and float in the moat around the front of the building. Since I live in the front, I have a front row seat for that!
I sure do hope the snow melts away very soon! I would love it if you had a nice sunny Easter Sunday!
Enjoy the day and I do hope it's perfect!
love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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03/20/2015 10:05.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Captain~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It's almost spring even if it is going to snow in the east again! The news pointed out that New York has had snow as late as May so it's not so weird. It's still going to be spring even if it doesn't look like it outside and that is a reason to celebrate!
I'm really sorry I have not been able to blog as much as I would like! Mandy is losing the use of her rear right leg now and it has become more challenging for mom to take care of her. She doesn't stand up for too long anymore and has to move slowly to get from one room to the next. The vet said this is all part of the disease! Mandy is still eating up a storm so that is good news! Yesterday she did not follow mom down the hall to get me from my night cage and mom was a bit concerned. She then realized that dad was in the kitchen making coffee so Mandy was hanging out there! All of us know that dad is a soft touch when it comes to getting snacks! We just have to give him a pitiful sort of look and he caves and gives us something!hehehehehehe
I do hope you enjoy your day and find a fun way to welcome spring! I think a nice cake would be a good idea! I love cake!
Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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03/19/2015 10:59.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Captain~
I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday! I have decided to just ignore the whole daylight savings time! If someone needs more daylight then they should just get up early and not force it on the rest of us!hahahahahaha
Mom got the rugs cleaned before I got up. Then I had some waffle with Mandy. Merlin kept howling because he wanted some too but he didn't eat it! Cats are so very strange!
Mandy has to have a bath today and then we are going to clean up the kitchen and then mom is going to bed. She went in an hour early last night so we sort of changed our schedule last night so we don't have to deal with it today.
I hope your day is just wonderful and that you have lots of fun! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love ~ Sugar ♥

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03/08/2015 11:26.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Captain~
I hope you are having a wonderful day. Still spring-like around here. Even the cotton wood trees are already blooming. There are tons of commercials on the radio about how we had such a mild winter and that maybe everyone should buy and A/C for their house since it might be a hot summer!hahahahaha
Quite morning so far. Mom is going to take Jennifer down to Olympia so that she can spend the weekend with her dad. He had a heart attack 2 weeks ago but is home now and doing okay. He can't lift or do too much right now so she is going to help with the house cleaning and just keeping him company. Mom won't be gone for too long and then we are going to do some cooking. I am hoping for some lovely birdie bread today!
Mom starts her workweek tonight so I'm sure there will be laundry being done too. I know she already did the bedding and the towels so now she will have to do her clothes. I got a new toy in my playcage so I'll will be busy with that.
Did your mom have to work this week? I know that there were a lot of late days and snow days this winter. Must be hard on everyone to change their schedules at a moments notice. Do the kids have to make up the days they missed? They allot a certain amount of snow days up here and if they go over it, they have to make it up.
Enjoy the day! Leaving a vote and a big hug for you and Bo!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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03/07/2015 10:12.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Captain~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It's still sunny here and not as cold as yesterday. I think that is because the wind stopped! The gardeners are here this morning and busy mowing all the lawns! I have been keeping an eye on them!
What Mandy has is called Degenerative myelopathy. It is very common in German Shepards. It is the same mutated gene that causes Lou Gehrig's disease in humans. Mom spent a lot of time online yesterday researching it and reading blogs from people who had already gone through it with their dogs. Mandy may only have a little time left but mom is going to make sure it's all good times. Right now it's just the left rear leg that is paralyzed but it is already happening to the right one. It will eventually move up to the front legs and then there will be respiratory failure. Mandy can still stand and mom watched several youtube videos on doggy physical therapy so we can keep her muscles strong for as long as possible. When it starts to move to the front we are going to have to let Mandy go. There is no time frame from what could learn. It could be months or it could start to happen overnight. She is in no pain and still eating and playing so we will just keep a good eye on her.
Good news is that the Revolution and the Diatomaceous earth treatments are working! Mom got the food grade earth instead of the flea buster just because it's safer for all of us. Fleas are such a pain in the tail feathers and I must say I am so thankful we birds do not have to deal with that! Mom says that bird are too refined to have fleas!hahahaha
Did your area break records for coldest days?? We actually broke records for warmest days! Spring is so close now and I know we and the outside animals are all going to be welcoming it this year!!
Have a perfect day! Leaving a vote and a big hug for you and Bo!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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03/06/2015 01:05.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Captain~~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! Mom just got back from the vet with Mandy. She has been digging at herself because of the fleas. They put Revolution on her and gave her a pill that will kill the fleas within one hour. Merlin will be going at 3pm today to get his Revolution and some shots too! He is not going to be a very happy cat!
The vet told mom that there is this stuff called Flea Blaster that is all natural and perfectly safe around birds. It will kill all the fleas, eggs and larva that might be in the rug. Mom will be getting some of that today too! We will be flea free within a few days! YES!
Mandy does not have dysplasia. It is a spinal degenerative disease. It is just because of her age and there is nothing they can do. She is not in any pain since it's more like paralysis than arthritis. She can still make it around the house and she is still eating well so he told mom she is doing the right thing. He gave mom some cortalone to help with any inflammation. He was very impressed that mom knew about the "Sling" to help her walk! Thank you so much to Aunt Arlene for that information!
Ian and Mom carried her downstairs and lifted her into the car. She was a bit nervous to begin with but mom put the window down and she was happy!! The vet told mom that when she stops coming along to get me out of my night cage and won't eat then that will be the time to let her go. For now we still have her! Mom is just glad to know that Mandy is not in pain!
Sorry I went on and on!! You can tell we are very happy that for now, Mandy is okay!
Enjoy the day!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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03/04/2015 11:24.36 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Captain~
I hope you are having a lovely day! I had a lovely cranberry scone for breakfast so it's been a great day so far! The gardeners are here but since it's raining they are not going to get much done! I suppose that it will be all bush trimming and sweeping today so it won't be too interesting, Suppose I'll have to find someone else to yell at today!
Mom is cleaning today so I will just supervise and wait for the cooking to start and see what is on the menu for the day!
I do hope you enjoy your day! Leaving a vote and a big hug! Please give Bo our love too!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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