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12-14-13-It is with heavy heart to report Punkin's friend, our frother, Ike was found on the bottom of the cage today. Although he was with son in law we kept track of him and yesterday got the sad news. He was greatly loved by SIL and skin sis as well as us. We will miss him very much.

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Ipo (EE poe),is a fancy GCC. Her person had been keeping an eye on him at PetCo and Ipo had been there nearly a year. When he purchased Ipo he thought he would have time to spend with her, but found he was traveling very much and wanted Ipo in a good home. So Ipo was turned over to be adopted. I brought the lovely bird home fully intending on adopting her out. Sidney adopted her and so with us she will stay.
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Hi! My name is Ipo

I am a Green-Cheeked Conure from Mt. Pleasant, UT.

Hot Shot, Little Imp, sweetheart

4 years old   F

Green-Cheeked Conure

fruits and toast in the morning

on mom

Sophie tryin to take over mom!

She loves me so much
I love tangling myself in mom's long hair too.


flies around the house to look for mom and lands on her head.
Mom's ear is a good pacifier too.
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  `Ü´ Greetings and Happy Halloween, Miss Ipo!
And everybirdy in The Mt Pleasant Flock!

It is I, Ruby Francesca Begonia; the GirlBird who is dreaming of being voted the Bird of the Month for December. I don’t suppose you remember me now … Dooooo You? *GRiN*

I have been a member of this BirdChannel Community since August the 2nd of 2007. I am actually the Official Flock Leader of The K Kritter Korral; not that loud beaked frother of mine, (Ö> CR Jake, as HE would have everybirdy believe. It is understandable, though, that everybirdy would think that, since he does seem to have more to say than any of the rest of us in the flock.

I am just stopping by today to say “Hello” and to introduce myself (or Reintroduce, as the case may be) to everybirdy before my “Run for the Roses” commences tomorrow. And I am also inviting you to stop by my page (#35469) each day during the month of November to see what Momma and I have been able to come up with to entertain you and make it worth your while to cast your invaluable vote to help me attain my goal. Because, as everybirdy knows, this coveted Award does not just fall out of the sky each month. It takes work. And a desire to have a LARGE AMOUNT of FUN to make it happen.

And FUN is precisely what I intend to conjure up for everybirdy, as much as a GRITS GirlBird can. **TeeHee** I say that because, you may have noticed that my way of speaking may seem just a bit odd to you. That is because a “GRITS” GirlBird stands for a GirlBird Raised In The South, as I was; and as you may well know, we Southerners have a distinct way of speaking. I hope I will not be too formal for your tastes, and that we will all be able to have a great time … even if it does take a bit of getting used to. I shall try my hardest to give you all a good time!

Also by way of introduction, you may or may not recognize me as a partner with Miss Alex of the La Habra Flock in The Pretty Rose Flower Shop (Page #188440). If in no other way, you may recognize who I am from your having placed an order or received a Floral Gift from our Shop at some point. If that is how we have met, I do hope we have served you well and that you will give us many more opportunities to do so again in the future.

But I ramble on. Suffice it to say that I hope what Momma and I have planned for you for the month will be both fun and interesting. And, at this point, I also wish to thank Mr Jesse, the October candidate for November Bird of the Month, for his kind invitation for all of you to come play with me during his reign.

À la prochen frois, mes amies [Until next time, My Featheriends]

Come visit me, Happy Halloween Everybirdy from `Ü´Ruby & Rio ®.

10/31/2014 08:17.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Ipo~
Happy Halloween!! I hope you have a Spooktacular day!
Happy Haunting~~~
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar and Angel Friends Haunting Yardley PA & The Calendar Page~November birthstone is Topaz.

10/31/2014 06:01.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi ya Ipo~
I hope you are having a wonderful day!
The new computer is up and running. Dad put Window 8 on it so mom is scrolling around like a lost puppy!! She has pretty much figured our how to get to where she wants to go so that is all that matters. The living room still looks like we've been robbed but mom and I will be working on that today.
I left the room when dad was building it because there was just too much stuff and I was getting very upset! He shoved the old computer and monitor in front of my playcage!! That was the last straw so I went to climb around my night cage and clear the dresser off for mom! I even shoved my Hello Kitty lunch boxes off! I know it was a big help!
Mom's uncle does Ancestry research and someone sent him pictures of the graves of mom's Great Grandma and Grandpa. They are in upstate New York by Medina. Mom went there when she was a little kid but doesn't really remember much. It was very cool to see it now though.
I hope you enjoy your day! I'm off to help clean the living room up! We can't even turn the fireplace on at the moment because of all the stuff that is in front of it! It has gotten colder here in the last few days so we might actually need it!!
Stomping out a vote and sending hugs your way!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar and Angel Friends Haunting Yardley PA & The Calendar Page~November birthstone is Topaz.

10/25/2014 10:42.19 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Ipo~~
I hope you are having a wonderful day!

It's raining, It's pouring
My mommy is boring!
hahahahahaha I've always wanted to sing that song for you!!

Yep! It's raining a whole bunch today. It finally feels like Autumn in the Northwest! Mom grabbed an umbrella when she took Mandy out this morning because she doesn't move very quickly anymore and mom figured she would be drenched by the time she was done. Well mom gets to the bottom on the stairs and opens up the umbrella and the handle fell right to the ground!! Mom shoved it back in and held it over Mandy. She stayed pretty dry but mom was wet! We have another umbrella that is still in it's package so mom has one to use for the dog. Most people up here don't bother with them at all!

I hope your day is just perfect and lots of fun too! Stomping out a vote and sending hugs your way!
Love you ~ Sugar ?

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar and Angel Friends Haunting Yardley PA & The Calendar Page~November birthstone is Topaz.

10/22/2014 02:07.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Dear Ipo and family
Thank you very much for visiting Luigi's page. We appreciate your kindness and sympathies.

It is hard to go through this, it is my first time losing a bird and luigi was a special bird to me. One day Calypso will be able to come and live with me, once all the plans are made in Lebanon, I will place her there and a family member could take care of her. Canada is no place for a bird to live, I learned it from my father because he used to own a bird in Lebanon and he would let it walk around outside the house in the warm air and even if it pooped, he would wash it away with the poop with the hose. So I am hoping to have more birds in Lebanon were they can live free and happy outside.

Come visit me, Angel Luigi...i will always love you, may u RIP & My brother i miss you!!! ;( -Calypso.

10/18/2014 06:35.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Ipo~
I hope you are having a great day! It's still wet and windy up here but that is the way it is suppose to be this time of the year.
I'm helping mom get some cooking done since she goes back to work tonight and has to work 8 days straight. Having some meals done ahead of time really helps out.
Mom got the computer working this morning and so far so good! She deleted some programs and that may have been the problem. I know! It's a miracle that she figured any of this out!! Ian put Avast security on it and mom started to notice every time it would freeze and have to restart that it would say Avast had updated. It must have been blocking just about every site mom went to. Jennifer's desktop was not doing it so mom deleted it and another program dad put on and it's working this morning.
Dad already ordered the new parts to upgrade and they will be here sometime next week. Hopefully dad will be home sometime next week too so he can put it together. It's really not that hard but mom would rather dad do it so she doesn't mess anything up!
I do hope your day is just perfect! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar and Angel Friends Haunting Yardley PA & The Calendar Page~November birthstone is Topaz.

10/15/2014 12:56.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Ipo~
I hope you are having a great day! We got the car back this morning! YAY! New transmission and an oil change and he is in great shape. Mom is going to have to remember she doesn't have to go really, really slow until he grabs 1st gear now! Felt a bit strange but we are so happy to have it done!
We got the linen closet all cleaned out and made room to store the huge package of paper towels and toilet paper. Mom also got a few cases of bottled water she is keeping in there too. There was an e-coli contamination out on Mercer Island and it closed down all the restaurants for days and everyone had to boil their water. We use a Brita filter but mom doesn't think that it will filter e-coli. She has decided to give me, Mandy and Merlin bottle water to drink just to be safe. They have no idea where the contamination came from and mom doesn't want to take the chance it might happen here. Maybe she is just being too paranoid but she would rather be safe than sorry!
Kaji is only 11 away from his 10K so he will be there very soon. The 10k page is ready for a party so please stop on by tomorrow and congratulate him and grab some food!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar and Angel Friends Haunting Yardley PA & The Calendar Page~November birthstone is Topaz.

10/01/2014 06:23.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Ipo~
I hope you are having a great day! It's starting out cool and misty here! Just the way it should be!
Only 2 more days until the fair is over down in town! It's really fun but there is way too much traffic down there during the fair time. My skin sister's boss went yesterday and brought back a whole bag of fair scones for us! YUMMY! Mom has the mix so we can make more at another time. They have raspberry jam in them!
Can you believe that it is the last day of summer?? I had a nice summer but I just love Autumn. Pretty colors and really yummy squash! Halloween too! Guess I had better start thinking about a costume!
I hope your day is just perfect!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar and Angel Friends Haunting Yardley PA & The Calendar Page~November birthstone is Topaz.

09/20/2014 10:20.15 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Ipo~
I hope you had a wonderful day! I'm doing just fine. It's dark and cloudy on one side of the hose and very sunny on the other side! It looks so cool!
We are still struggling with the computer so it limits our time during mom's workweek! I hope you don't think I haven't been thinking about you, because I have! It can take us an hour just to get 3 notes out and when mom has to work that night, we just run out of time! I don't think it will be too long before dad can get it fixed up.
I am watching the Mikado with the skin sister! It's got lots of music and for some reason it is making me giggle! I don't usually like operas but this one seems to be funny!
I do hope you enjoy your evening!!
Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar and Angel Friends Haunting Yardley PA & The Calendar Page~November birthstone is Topaz.

09/18/2014 07:14.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ipo
Wow, you get to go on a trip? We've never done that! Let us know how you do, okay?
Mom had a meeting today at the museum, so we are just getting online now. It was mostly about teaching new docents the rest of the halls. Mom had 2 years of training, but the docents who were hired in the spring only had training either in Dinosaur hall or in 3 cultures. Now they are worried that the new folks can't do tours in the rest of the museum. Anyway mom signed on to teach ecosystems, biomes, and animal adaptations, as well as possibly PA natural history. Hope they can use her expertise in some way or other.
Bree came by to do our birdicures yesterday and while she and mom were talking, mom mentioned that I am not as active with her as I used to be, and that I haven't really wanted a bath for awhile either. Bree looked at my injured leg and she thinks I might still have a fractured fibula, the little bone in the leg. So mom called Jill today to see if she can look at me and give her opinion, and maybe some vet wrap too.
I hope you are having a good day today, getting a lot of love and sunshine. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Happy Halloween!, Peppino, Happy Halloween!, Divo & Falco, Happy Halloween.

09/16/2014 11:01.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Ipo~~
Sugar waddles in and throws her wings around Ipo.

"I hope you are having a good day. I know it is going to be full of sad memories but I thought we could tell each other fun things about Punkin and then we can smile! I know she would rather we smile than be sad!
Since you remembered Sam's hat, I'll tell you about when I met Punkin!!
I had not been on the BC for too very long and you have to know that before we joined the BC mom did not even know how to upload a picture! Yes! It's sad but true!
The reason we found BC was that mom was sitting at the computer with me to show me pictures of other birds. When I started to visit some of the birds around here, the smaller ones seemed pretty nervous to have a green Zon hanging out. Not Punkin! She greeted me with open wings and I knew from the start that we would be BBFF!
I still miss her so very much but with the Rainbow Web, we can still chat!!

How about if we read this other book by Dr. Suess called Go Dogs Go! I think you will like it and I know it will put a smile on your face! Lets invite the others and we can have some of these yummy scones while we wait for our turns on the Rainbow Net!"

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar and Angel Friends Haunting Yardley PA & The Calendar Page~November birthstone is Topaz.

09/16/2014 10:51.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ipo
It's great that you and Pimer can make mom laugh out loud. We birds can sure be silly sometimes. Playing peek a boo is a great way to make the humans engage, too, isn't it?
The boys and Maxine love your zucchini cookies. Maybe we should get the recipe?
Today Bree is coming for our birdicures. This morning mom cleaned the outdoor RVS pens for the first time in awhile. There are 2 adult coyotes out there in separate pens as well as 22 raccoons! Good thing the raccoons are social and don't mind sharing quarters, because the center doesn't have 22 cages out there! They can be housed in a few large cages, but those are real bears to clean, so it took mom over 2 hours for all the outdoor areas today. Still, it was nice to be out in the sun, even if it was cooler than we like.
I don't think we'll get out today, because it's not very warm again. In fact, it looks like it's gonna be cool all week long. I hope you are having better weather, getting some warm sunshine and especially getting lots of cuddles. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Happy Halloween!, Peppino, Happy Halloween!, Divo & Falco, Happy Halloween.

09/15/2014 10:14.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ipo-
Thanks for stopping by my page when I was BOTD. It was nice to see everyone again. Hope all is well at your nest....hugs to everybirdy....and the hoomans too!

Come visit me, The Society of Finches & Tooth: Flew Home 8/11/2014.

09/14/2014 02:36.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Sugar waddles quietly through the house and taps
on Ipo's door. Ipo hops down and lets Sugar in!

"I love your new place! I know you are all going to be very happy here and no more stinky smells!!YAY
Thank you so much for the cookies! I brought you all some fair scones! They have raspberry jam on them and I just love them. I hope you do too!
I hope you are feeling better Oatie! It was funny when we moved because everyone else was so stressed out! It was snowing when we moved and mom was worried about keeping me warm. When we all got in the car I started laughing and chatting and it made everyone smile! Dad was in the midwest and mom and the kids had to do all the moving themselves but it's been almost 5 years now and we are very happy here!!

We have been having a horrible time with the computer the last few weeks. It just stops and mom has to restart it. She has been researching the problem and so far nothing has worked. It was fine yesterday but this morning we had to restart. Dad says we are going to buy all new insides and put them in. We put all the stuff in the current one so we know how to do it. I sure hope it helps the problem!

When are you guys going to Reno? It will be nice for you mom to see old friends and I know you are all going to love the trip. Mom's been there several times and always enjoyed it. Does it take a long time to get there? My longest trip was when I came up here from California. I was in a carrier for 2 days and I did not like it one bit! I was so very glad to get into my night cage when we got here!!

I hope you all enjoy the scones and enjoy your day! Leaving votes and hugs for you all!"

With love ~ Sugar ♥

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar and Angel Friends Haunting Yardley PA & The Calendar Page~November birthstone is Topaz.

09/12/2014 11:46.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ipo
I'm so happy to hear that you got moved and are settling in. That was a hard thing for mom to do alone, I bet. It does sound like it's a much better place, without the smells and other hassles. I'm happy to hear that Oatie isn't plucking so much, too, and that Sophie is settled more.
Mom went to the center today and got there just in time to see the USDA inspector arrive. They pop in periodically to check on the animals and the cleanliness of the building. Guess what he found wrong? A cobweb in the upper corner of the possum cage and some thistle seed(finch food) spilled on a storage can lid in the kitchen! Talk about picky! Anyway the center passed with flying colors, he even complimented us on how well the animals looked.
Mom cleaned the RVS room again today, then went on to the the birds, cleaning the raptor aviaries, the small flight aviary, the main aviary, and the screech owl's enclosure in the other building. It was a very busy day, but mom feels she got a lot done.
I think she plans to read today, using her new glasses. It will be a good day for that, since it's much cooler today than it has been for awhile, only in the low 60s. I hope you are having a good day, getting lots of cuddles. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Happy Halloween!, Peppino, Happy Halloween!, Divo & Falco, Happy Halloween.

09/12/2014 09:48.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ipo sweetie
I want to thank everybirdy for their prayers! Mila's family is truly grateful! We all know the power of prayer is a powerful thing...but we are all in shock over little Mila's progress. She had brain surgery 7:30am on Friday. When the surgeons went in, they discovered that some of what was tumor, was actually scar tissue from her surgery lastyyear, & sort of made a pocket that the larger tumor was sitting in. They were able to ENTIRELY remove BOTH tumors! On Saturday, she was moved to a regular room & they had her up walking! On Sunday, less than 48hrs upon completion of her surgery, MILA WAS SENT HOME...TRULY A MIRACLE!!!
Mila's family would still appreciate ur prayers. Since this cancer came back so quickly & aggressively, doctors are going to treat it very aggressively with chemo & radiation. Mila is doing wonderfullly! She has to take it easy, but she's up & playing with all of her princess toys! She'll walk up to u, give u a hug & tell u that she has a boo-boo & that herhhead hurts. It's truly amazing & miraculous! All things are possible with God!
Love from
TiaMaria & Mom Sandy
V4U!

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09/08/2014 11:58.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Ipo~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It's very pretty here today and I've been enjoying myself.
Nothing exciting going on unless you find laundry exciting. I don't! I do like climbing into the basket of towels and assisting mom in folding them. I'm actually very good at it! For some reason everyone thinks I should stay away from their clothes! I think they think I am going to chew them up!
We are still having computer problems but it's not the new stuff that got installed the other day. Mom is still trying to figure it all out but so far today we have had to restart 4 times. It is not easy to get notes out when the thing keeps freezing up but I do want you to know that I think about you everyday and I hope to be able to spend more time on notes when the computer is cooperating!
Enjoy the day and I hope it's just perfect!
Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar and Angel Friends Haunting Yardley PA & The Calendar Page~November birthstone is Topaz.

09/05/2014 03:17.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ipo
Hi everybirdy!
Tia here, sorry I haven't been around in quite awhile, sooooo much has been going on, I'll let u know all about it. Mom FINALLY unpacked the box that contained her notebook that has everybirdy's page #s! Today, mom & I ask for ur prayers.

A good friend of mom's has an adorable 4 yr old daughter, Mila. The past 14 months have been a horrific nightmare for Dawn, Mila's mother. Mila was born with Li Fraumeni Syndrome, which is an EXTREMELY RARE genetic condition. Certain receptors shut off & leaves that person very prone to cancer. Last summer, Mila began acting strangely...bobbing her head around, running into things, suddenly falling down & grabbing her head & screaming. Her pediatrician immediately ordered a brain MRI. Dawnh& Neil were devastated to learn that their precious 3 yr old daughter had Choroid Plexus Carcinoma, an EXTREMELY RARE & very aggressive brain cancer. Mila had brain surgery 3 days later. It was touch & go for the 1st week, they had to restart her heart 4 times. Miraculously, she made it thru, although she spent 3 months in intensive care. She was released fromthe hospital 2 days before Christmas...a true Christmas miracle...Mila had ABSOLUTELY NO mental deficit! Since then, she must have an MRI every 3 months. All of them had been perfectly spotless - until her MRI last week.

Mila now has 2 aggressive tumors - the larger one, the size of a small navel orange, & the other is a bit larger than a golfball. The larger one is in the same spot as the one removed last year, but it is tangled in her nerves & has been deemed inoperable. She will once again have to endure chemotherapy & this time start radiation. The smaller tumor will be removed. I just spoke to her mom Dawn, they will be leaving for Children's Hosp in Pittsburgh in a couple hrs. Mila will be having brain surgery tomorrow morning at 7:30am. to remove the smaller tumor & hopefully be able to remove part at least part of the larger one. We are all heartbroken that this precious little girl hasto go thru tthis again. I hope all our dear friends will say a special prayer for Mila, that God in Heaven will once again restore her health! Thank you my dear friends & God Bless u all.
Love
TiaMaria & mom Sandy

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09/04/2014 08:47.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ipo and Flock!
Thank you for stopping by and congratulating us on Bird/Business of the Day! We appreciate it! ♥

Love,
Maddy and Flock
Pretty Bird Paintings

Come visit me, Dobby, Angel Devynn (RIP), Peatree, Bellatrix, Jester Bean, Honey, Angel Hermione (RIP), Angel Dudley (RIP), Princess Precious ~ Thank you so much for BOTD! (:, Angel Weasley & Angel Jacob (RIP) & Pretty Bird Paintings.

08/28/2014 11:30.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ipo
The move sounds like a good thing, especially to keep all you birdies from having to smell yucky stuff. Mom and I think you will be happier in the new place. We have had so much rain this summer, we're way ahead of precipitation totals for the year so far.
Today at the center, mom worked reception again. They released about 70 animals this morning, mostly birds, so there was a ton of filing to do. They keep records on every animal, and when they are done with the animal, whether it was released, died, or was euthanized, that record gets filed for the Game Commission.
Mom came home to feed the squirrels, and one of them has her eyes open! She is a tiny grey squirrel that was marked as 3 weeks old, but clearly with her eyes open, she's much older than that. She must have been the runt of the litter or her mom was not very big. She was just admitted to the center Saturday, so she is still on a very weak formula, but with her eyes open, she's gonna want food soon!
The pool opens late today, and mom wasn't going to go, but it's already in the 80s here, so she will be going up for a brief time to get into the water.
I hope you are having a good day, getting some sun and cuddles. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Happy Halloween!, Peppino, Happy Halloween!, Divo & Falco, Happy Halloween.

08/25/2014 09:38.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ipo
Willie, Maxine, and Peppino like the Madagascar delight, but mom would love to find another one, too. Thanks for the tips. So, you would be moving to another place with the same landlord? That wouldn't be too bad, except for the packing and unpacking parts.
Today mom went to the eye doc, who says all is well. She's going back in 3 weeks for the final follow up and the refraction exam for glasses, YAY! After the eye doc, she went to the center to do her shift at reception again. Maybe next week she'll start with the animals, but she felt it best to do another day at the desk today.
After the center, she went to the bank, then to the Giant Eagle pharmacy to pick up her meds, and finally to the pool for a couple of hours. Now we will have her for the rest of the day, hooray! She will be on the phone looking for a groomer for Polly for part of the time, but the rest of the time, she's ours.
I hope you are having a great day, good weather, and lots of cuddles. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Happy Halloween!, Peppino, Happy Halloween!, Divo & Falco, Happy Halloween.

08/22/2014 12:32.02 PM Report This Comment  
  OOPS
I forgot! Willie and Maxine love Brazil nuts, after mom cuts them into smaller pieces, and Willie would love those goodies again. We really appreciate that! What is that mix called? Mom has ordered the Madagascar delight from Goldenfeast, but there are no anise, pine nuts, or Brazil nuts in that. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Happy Halloween!, Peppino, Happy Halloween!, Divo & Falco, Happy Halloween.

08/20/2014 08:10.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ipo
I hope mom gets her new phone soon. Did that person bird sit for Sophie and Oatie while mom was gone? How does she like Toos now?
We are all doing well, mom's surgery went well and the macular degeneration is under control for a while, at least. She has to go back in September for another shot.
Today is dark and gloomy, and it was pouring rain when mom walked the girls this morning. Now it seems to be rain free, but who knows how long that will last? So, it must mean it's a laundry catch up day for us here. So many things to wash, and all those trips up and down the stairs will provide good exercise for mom today. We are keeping Kiddo's mom and dad in our prayers, as well as Sweetpepper's Grandpa. We hope all goes well for each of them and they all heal successfully.
I hope you are having a good day today and getting lots of sunshine and scritchies. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Happy Halloween!, Peppino, Happy Halloween!, Divo & Falco, Happy Halloween.

08/20/2014 08:08.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Ipo
We had an awesome time with you at the KB...
Thanks for the good time and gr8 memories. I hope to see you there more often. Come back and visit !!

Love Snowflake and flock...

Come visit me, Jedi say's Cheyenne's my wife. Happy Halloween !!!, Snowflake's married to Apache...Happy Halloween, Tweety luv's Princess...Happy Halloween !!! & Happy Halloween BC...Panther luv's Coconut.

08/19/2014 11:14.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Ipo !
Thanks for all the good times over in the KB !

Come visit me, Cookie - LOOK ! It's a BIRD !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

08/19/2014 05:01.21 AM Report This Comment  
  Dear Ipo-
I salute you back....although I do love a spot of mischief, I always tried to be a good birdie on the Pirate Pearl...my Quartermaster duties did not allow for too much nonsense! I think Capatains Ceasaur and Sam appreciated my taking the job seriously! Which is not to say that I did not have a good giggle watching the other birds from time to time.

Hope all is well at your nest. Hugs.

Come visit me, The Society of Finches & Tooth: Flew Home 8/11/2014.

08/18/2014 03:26.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ipo
The KB is a crazy place, there's always something going on! I'm glad you had a good time there.
This is the last week for the pool to be open its regular hours. Next week all the guards have to go back to school, so the pool won't open until 3:30.
Today when mom went to the center, she had to work the reception desk because of the surgery. She prefers not to get anything near her eyes yet, until at least the second follow up visit to the eye doc this coming Friday. She also folded lots of towels and blankets, and did some of the dishes until her shift was up. It's more fun working with the animals, but every little bit helps up there.
Tonight mom is going to see a movie (100 step journey, maybe?) and have dinner with Aunt Ginny. This is a very late birthday gift for Gin, her birthday is in June. She just couldn't pick a movie til now. Anyway that's mom's plan for the evening, but we'll be in lockdown. I hope you are having a good day today, seeing some beautiful summer weather where you are, and getting scritches and cuddles. Hugs, Falco

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08/18/2014 01:24.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ipo
thats what happens when moms blogs for us so late at night. she half asleep and doesn't know what she is doing. plus its the only time mom even feels the least bit creative
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08/17/2014 10:57.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Ipo!
I'm going to miss you when you leave the KB tomorrow! I had so much fun with you there!
So you lived in NC? Where in NC is Angier? We live right outside of Pinehurst in West End. Did you say your mom liked the humidity? We really don't like the humidity.........but we love the warmer weather......and wonderful practically snowless winters . Before we moved to NC we lived in CT for 21 years. Don't miss that at all!
Hope you had a great day!
Love,
Raffikki

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08/17/2014 08:18.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ipo
your mom must work very fast to get all those blankets made so quickly and pillows to match on top of that. a beautiful day today.

Odds are, you’ve never tried to imagine the enormity of a whale’s excrement. Imagine how substantial, and messy, the “flocculent fecal plumes” of these incredibly large mammals can be. scientists are now considering that whale poop can help save our acidifying oceans.

How can a couple of whale turds make an impact? The nutritious, krill-dense waste substance is consumed by vast amounts of plankton, who, in turn, take acidifying carbon out of the ocean waters when they photosynthesize as well as when they die and sink to the ocean floor. Whale poop pretty much fertilizes the photosynthesizers of the ocean, and when the whales die, their massive carcasses also sink to the floor with tons of CO2 trapped within. Some scientists estimate that even the small current whale population could be displacing some 400,000 tons of CO2 every year.

Where whales are still somewhat numerous — like the Southern Ocean — the whale pump, as it’s known, spreads nitrogen and binds up carbon in an environmentally substantial way. However, with the severe decline of whales worldwide due to commercial over-hunting — along with the exponentially worsening acidification of our oceans — the marine ecosystem has suffered a steep tip in its delicate balance. Whales are the guardians of our precious oceans, and their poaching only speeds up the impending acidification. Certainly, whales may not be able to singlehandedly solve the problem of our dying oceans, but these giant mammals have a significant impact on CO2 binding that could potentially retard the process if present in great enough numbers.
To state it blatantly: more whales, more whale poop, more healthy photosynthesizing plankton, less carbon. Let’s protect the whales.
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08/16/2014 10:43.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ipo
Well, mom did tell me I had an appointment. But, I forgot which day.
My mom is having the worst allergy/asthma year ever!!! I hope this weather changes soon.
For those that asked ... I still have to take allergy meds but, everything except for my weight was good. I have to loose a few grams ... not too bad. I have recovered from all that exam embarrassment. Today was a rainy day that turned into some sun.
Hugs
Chyna

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08/16/2014 10:13.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Ipo!
You have done such a great job at the KB! I have had so much fun! I will miss you!
Oh I hope Primer and Oatie can get along.
So your mom visited the Raleigh area? That's an hour from us!
Hope you had a great day!
Love,
Raffikki

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08/16/2014 09:44.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ipo
it was 45 last night and never got above 68 at our house. life guards working at the pools are wearing heavy sweatshirts.

last night mom had bought some expensive chicken to broil for dinner. dad took one bite and said he wouldn't eat it because it tasted gamey. mom was very angry and after eating her chicken she gave a little to our older cat and then threw the rest of the chicken down the garbage disposal. then all last night mom was up sick from eating the chicken. today mom decided to have spaghetti and meat balls and bought the ground meat and spaghetti sauce. she made the meatballs and was cooking them and then opened the jar of spaghetti sauce and whoosh all the spaghetti sauce fell out of the bottom of the jar all over the counter and floors and cabinets and moms feet and the walls. the bottom part of the jar just had broken off. it took mom forever to clean it up. after mom washed her tennis shoes and legs off she ran back to the grocery stow and bought another jar so their was dinner tonight but mom was so angry she couldn't eat.

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08/15/2014 11:03.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ipo
Thanks for the visit. I'm running so far behind ... just starting to blog at 12;30 and have a total of 33 to do. The BC has been so slow and pages jumping around ...GRRRR.
I went for a car ride today. It was a nice sunny day ... and then we stopped at the vet!!!! Wait a minute, this isn't what I planned on doing! He did my annual well exam, wing trim, beak polish, and a gram stain (that was embarrassing) and then he said ... I need to lose a few grams! What???? How rude!
I hope you had a better day.
Who is Pimer?
Hugs
Chyna

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08/15/2014 10:01.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Ipo!
You are most welcome sweetie! You are doing a fantastic job at the KB! I am having so much fun!
Where in NC did your mom visit?
Sounds like you are having a lot of rain! Isn't it crazy how so many places are flooding from getting too much rain?
Awwww...poor Pimer. Why doesn't Oatie like him?
Hope you are having a great day!
Love,
Raffikki......ps.....I think Robin Williams movies would be great!

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08/15/2014 06:26.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 15--The Chuck Wagon part one
Howdy all, Chuey here with a TGIF Cattle Drive Post for you all. I think it is important that we all learn some history about one of the most important aspects of any cattle drive. THE CHUCK WAGON. Now, any cow-birdie worth it's weight in gold, loves to eat. We have been well fed by our wonderful cook Lizzie, and her two helpers Kaji and Mikey. They have been dishin' out some mighty tasty vittles.
There is a majestic beauty viewing over the massive grazing lands that run from Texas north through the Dakotas reaching into Canada. These plains expanded westward into Colorado meeting the rocky mountains and northwest to the Cascade Mountain Range. Scenic hills covered in tall Buffalo grass that whispers its historic past as one might sit silent reflecting upon the romantic images of the American West. As the wind blows through the wild blades of green stems that still flourish today, the sounds of the cowboys yawp can nearly be heard as they command their livestock on the long cattle-drives. Today, no other item best reflects the images of those cowboys who worked the cattle drives than the “Chuck Wagon”.
Prior to the Chuckwagon, Cowboys often relied on eating what they carried in their saddle bags such as dried beef, corn fitters or biscuits. In 1866, cattleman Charles Goodnight knowing the importance for his crew to drive cattle they'd require daily meals, bedrolls, extra gear and supplies. A humble Cowboy could work harder on a full stomach and a good night sleep. The trail would often last two or more months moving cattle several miles each day. Some drives lasting up to five months. Goodnight took a surplus Army Wagon made by Studebaker and added a large Pantry box to the wagon rear with a hinged door that laid flat to create a work table. The cook would then have everything he needed at arms length to prepare food. Shelves and drawers were added to the inside of the pantry to carry supplies and cooking gear. The larger pots, cast iron skillets and utensils would be carried in a box mounted below the pantry called the boot. The Army wagon merely was a light supply wagon of that period with Goodnight’s added design creating the invention of the CHUCK WAGON.
Tomorrow we will finish our history on the Chuck wagon. I smell dinner, gotta go!
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08/15/2014 11:33.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Cookie sneaks into Ipo's room
and pulls on her tail ! It may not be true love with Oatie and Pimer . . . maybe just some fibling rivalry ?

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08/15/2014 09:48.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ipo!
Thanks for flying by with the congrats! I'm sure, and mom knows, that most bird stores, and even the big stores, can care well for their birds. The store I was trapped in was probably an extreme case. I had actually been abused by the humans inside and had broken toes and had no perches or toys, ever. I had sores all over my feet from never having perches. My mom complained and no one listened. Finally, she went in and said "That bird is dying, I want to take her." The store people first said, "it's a boy, and it's crazy," but then said, "just take it--no charge, it's awful. Just by this food and we'll call it done." She did and the rest is history. (I AM a girl, by the way, and always have been. Pretty hard to miss among the Red Bellied Parrot crowd, since we have sexually dimorphic plumage...) It wasn't long until they had another bird in there, a green cheek, like you, only the cinnamon mutation. It had no toys and a cracked upper beak. A bad crack, and it wasn't eating. Mom called the corporate headquarters of the store chain. The top management was down within 24 hours. They fired all of the employees and restaffed the store. A close friend of mom's purchased the injured conure and mom nursed him back to health. Sadly, he passed over the Rainbow Bridge last year, but nothing to do with his rough start. He had many wonderful years where we got to visit nearly every week. All of that happened back in California. So far, the same store type here in Colorado seems to care well for their bird wards. Since we have 2 cats, one dog and 17 fish in the house, as well as we parrots, mom visits the stores regularly and always checks. :) Anyway, here's to making a short story long! Thanks for flying by, and cheers to you! ~Sarabi

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08/15/2014 09:33.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ipo
there is something about pulling tails that is very hard to resist. i have been attempting to jump up in the air and pulls Coris tail lately. Cori just sits there and looks at me like i am nuts.

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08/14/2014 09:39.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Ipo~
I hope you are having a great day! Everything is fine here at my nest. I'm having some playtime with mom and soon I will head off to the play cage for my apple.
We have lots of chores to get done today and I think mom is going over to the market to get a few things. It's only at the end of our driveway so she won't be gone long. Later on we will be getting some cooking done. My beans and grains for my mash are soaking and mom will cook those tonight. I am hoping that some corn bread will be on the menu too! A little corn bread to go with my mash sounds like an excellent idea to me!
So Pimer and Oatie are little love birds?hehehehehe It sounds like there is always something interesting going on at your nest. I hope it all stays peaceful and that Oatie does not get too upset with Pimer!
I do hope you enjoy your day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
With love ~ Sugar

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