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Awhile after losing my beloved Bailey, my husband found a bird on the internet. He asked if I liked it. I said yes, but I'm not ready. He said you will never be ready so let's go get the bird. We drove 945 round trip miles in the middle of October in the rain to Ohio. We found "him" (they thought it was a boy) in a small cage. The wings were severely cut, nails in bad shape, and tail shredded and broken. They got the bird at 10 weeks and had "him" a year. "He" never had a name, and they didn't handle the bird much. But they did teach him to step up and say "What are you doing"! They said, we are asking a good price because we don't want the bird. Well, the bird came home with us, an eight hour drive. After our vet saw the bird, it's a girl and she has a respiratory infection. She wasn't properly cared for so, she will always be small for a YCM. Named after a song we heard on the way home - David Bowie's China Girl, please welcome ...our little CHYNA girl.

HATCHDAY: 07/23/10
BC Anniversary: 10/28/11
BOTD: 10/30/11, 10/30/12,
10/30/13, 10/30/14
KB New Years 2012: 454 votes
Olympic Photo Contest: 08/14/12
BOTM: 04/01/13
10K: 04/22/13
20K: 09/19/14
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Respiratory infection 10/13/11, 02/16/12, 03/23/12
Pneumonia 04/02/12
Nares surgery 05/01/12
Allergic Rhinitis 06/04/12
Bacterial Infection 04/30/14
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6K - Jenny Lynn #50146
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23K - angel ChiChi #27169
24K - Jetta #242289
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Hi! My name is Chyna

I am a Yellow-Collared Macaw from Boyne City, MI.

Baby Girl, Chyna Cate

4 years old   F

Yellow-Collared Macaw

melon, apples, popcorn, peas, scrambled eggs.

On Mom's chair ...

Don't make fast moves around me. I don't like loud noises either!

I now have a real family and a big cage AND lots of toys and good food ... and a NAME! I've never had cuddles before and I like it!

Takes her leg and stretches it back and over her wing and rests her foot on her head. Plays with her toys with her feet while on her back.
I love to toss my toys on the floor and have Mom pick them up over and over.
I love exploring around the house on my own.
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  AOK miss Derby !
I'll get mom right on it - racing picture of me and Goldencents !

I didn't get out again - even though it was a gorgeous day here ! Landon came over after mom and dad got home from grocery shopping - HE got to help mom with laundry and then they off and went to the park ! Without me ! Now it's back to school for mom :( And tomorrow - well, I'm not even going to think about that ! That's the Philadelphia trip . . .

Instead, I'll head over to prep for the pie shoppe this morning and then go work with Goldencents for the afternoon - or visa versa - I picked up some pointers watching the KD last night !

Have a great day pretty Chyna ! love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie and Goldencents, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

05/04/2015 01:37.01 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Chyna,
Thank you! :). Please stop by the Castle grounds for the party.

Well have all of my friends and if course all my Angel friends stopping by too.

Come eat and celebrate with us!

We love you!!

See you at the party!

Love & hugs from above,

Angel Sallykins

Come visit me, Queen Angel Sallykins says thank you all 4 BOTD, Pookie says I'm back chillin' in moms shirt. :) & Laka says more beach days for us, yay!!.

05/04/2015 12:28.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chyna
so sorry to hear about the little fox. its so upsetting when you see that and are helpless to help them. mom saw a little coonie get hit by a car so she stopped her car and dragged it into someones yard. she couldn't stop because she was on the way to the hospital for another emergency with her mom. around 4am she came home and checked the persons yard and the coonie was gone.

the mom did come back for her fawns. its a good thing because all our mom could do was stand there watching them all day and evening. then she put the spotlights on from the house so she would see the mom come. then she didn't see the mom so she went outside to check on the fawns and there was the mom standing there so mom went back in the house and turned off the spotlights so the would have privacy in the dark. mom now feels very sad that they are gone. today she checked everywhere to see if they are still around but they aren't or if they are they are hiding in a good spot which is just as well because if mom found them she would be outside watching them all day again. mom will try and load the pictures. she is having trouble with the computer. the fawns were the size of cocker spaniels so they must not have been very old.

tonight mom went out again to see if the babies were around and the yard was full of bunnies hoping in every direction.

love Cori and Boo Boo

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05/03/2015 10:57.09 PM Report This Comment  
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05/03/2015 10:06.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetie,
I am so sorry about the fox, it is so sad that they had to put her to sleep but that is better than her suffering more.

Did you keep your condo clean? Did the party go well? I am sure it did...hehe

The parronts did watch the Derby later that night when dad got home. The event went extremely well...the owner of the motorcycle store loved the bike so that was great.
I'll tell you more tomorrow...

Love you...Scoober ♥

Come visit me, TAZ..BC DERBY IS ON THE WAY..., SCOOBER...I LOVE CHYNA, CHICA ...THANKS FOR BOTD... :), ROSIE...DERBY DAY IS COMING SOON!, NAPOLEON...LOVE MY ANGEL CHI CHI, SUZIQ...DERBY DAY IS COMING SOON!, THE GREY'T GREY WINGS - THANKS TEAM, The Proctors...GO HAWKS!, SIMON...Loves Reba, Chloe...I MISS GIZMO & JEWELS & ITSMYLUCKYDAY.

05/03/2015 09:52.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chyna, my love,
I will be waiting to hear if it makes it...sure hope so. I am sorry but I did not get ahold of Ms BB's dad yet but I sure will.

It was a beautiful day here as well, mom finished painting the sunroom floor today for dad. She is very sore right now...silly mom.

The parronts watched the movie Unbroken last night...they really enjoyed the movie.

The Kentucky Derby is almost here as you know...dad won't be able to see because he needs to be at the motorcycle dealership that is sponsoring him as they are having the grand opening of their new facility. Mom will record it so he can see it. Then on Sunday, they are going to the first drag race of this season. Dad is super excited about that...

All my love...Scoober ♥

Come visit me, TAZ..BC DERBY IS ON THE WAY..., SCOOBER...I LOVE CHYNA, CHICA ...THANKS FOR BOTD... :), ROSIE...DERBY DAY IS COMING SOON!, NAPOLEON...LOVE MY ANGEL CHI CHI, SUZIQ...DERBY DAY IS COMING SOON!, THE GREY'T GREY WINGS - THANKS TEAM, The Proctors...GO HAWKS!, SIMON...Loves Reba, Chloe...I MISS GIZMO & JEWELS & ITSMYLUCKYDAY.

05/03/2015 09:39.34 PM Report This Comment  
  ♥ Chyna
Angel Chi ♥ chi

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

05/03/2015 06:19.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Chyna!:)
FANK you so much fo congrates me on BOTD, whads a suprise it was:))) We missed da day but we hads a good time at our nest still:))
Hobes ya hads a greyt Derby day!!

Much love and good lucks!:))

Come visit me, Dino driving da countryside:).

05/03/2015 02:25.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Chyna~
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!
I hope your day is wonderful and that you get to do lots of fun stuff!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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05/03/2015 12:31.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chyna
Hello everybirdie, Sweetie here on this warm, bright Sunday. I want to begin by thanking you all for sharing your past histories, in your birdographies you tell the sad and happy events that have led you to be where you at this moment in time. I ask that every parront take the time to really read each one, for within each is a wealth of information and hope for someone else who may be facing or in the future may face a similar obstacle to Companion Parrot ownership. I hate that term ownership; signifying possession because no one truly "owns' a Parrot. We are not domesticated like a companion cat or dog. It is for these reasons that so many of us end for unwanted, neglected, abused or worse. We hatch from eggs will all the instincts of our wild cousins, except the ability to be free to exercise them.
As Falco's Mom and others noted dealing with hormones has been the most difficult challenge. That factor alone shows that we differ from all other commonly kept "pets". Where dogs or cats can be sterilized thereby removing that obstacle, Parrots, except under very unique circumstances are not. That fluffy bundle of down will one day be a fully mature, hormonal-driven adult with one desire; to reproduce their kind. Frustrated Parrots can become extremely aggressive, biting and lunging at those they once adored. The need to chew can wreck havoc on furniture, wood work and other humanly valued objects.
It is a tragic fact that over 70 % of baby Parrots will live in no less then two homes. Many will live in ten or more and some will be forever bounced from place to place. Many of the largest Parrot rescues in the USA have very large populations of Macaws and larger species Cockatoos. The Iowa Parrot Rescue has no less then 60 % population of these two species. Of these most are adult males five or older. After countless conversations with different rescue owners ( all USA/Canada based and with larger rescue populations) most of these 60% are surrendered due to aggression, screaming or other hormonal behaviors.
After reading every one of your comments, it is clear that many of us on BC have had previous homes. We were either rescues or re-homes due to necessity. Sadly some, Like Sam I Am suffered the most common Parrot/Owner scenario. A once adored baby becomes a problem to be dealt with. Stuck in solitary confinement due to our own natural behaviors we develop unwanted behaviors that cause us to be "given-up."
NOW TODAY'S QUESTION--who do YOU feel is to BLAME for this problem of Parrots being rehomed so often? IS it the breeder? Where do the stores fit into this? Are they responsible for finding suitable homes? Are sellers of babies failing to educate the potential buyer thereby setting up a high potential for failure of new owners keeping their Parrot for it's lifetime? What ideas do you think might help stop this sad situation of buyers of babies giving them up? How can we start to help end this problem?

Come visit me, SKY, Little Angel, jesse & SWEETIE, RUNNING FOR BOTM IN MAY.

05/03/2015 10:08.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chyna
That lamp is 3K....... Out of my price range. Send me some $$$$$ so we can buy it.

When it comes to buying a new car, Pops is not to be messed with. He told the dealer guy he didn't want to but the entire dealership, just one car. But he won the battle.....

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05/03/2015 03:38.36 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chyna
Busy, busy, busy. Spent Friday and yesterday searching the vast land's of new car dealerships, and finally found one that mom and pops both liked. Pops had to beat up the salesman, to get a good deal. But they were both happy. Your asking, what kind? A 2015, KIA, Sedona, van, in a Pearl White. All the bells and whistles. RT

Come visit me, Screech & Roof Top.

05/03/2015 03:10.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Biography
Happy Sunday, BC Friends.
Since Dad lives in an apartment, he was looking for a "relatively quiet" bird.
Previously he had only cared for a parakeet -who was handicapped.
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Dad considered a clutch of 4 birds at the local bird store, which is about 45 min away from home.

The first time Dad tried to hold me I bit bit bit, to show him who was boss, but later visits I was calm and kind and loving.

I was the eldest and decided I wanted him. I waited patiently as Dad was attracted to the others, but he was Mine and I let him know that I was "The Bird".
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I was hatched in August and was supposed to go to Dad's home in November, but Dad had a bad fall when he moved Oct 31st, and that was delayed until mid-December.
Dad had my name chosen early on. Flitzer is German meaning "To Streak or Move Very Fast".
He named me after a Roller Coaster called "The Flitzer", a favorite in his childhood.
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~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler's Page & Flitzer.

05/03/2015 02:48.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chyna!
Grey Bird here! I wanted to fly by and let you all know that I am doing fabulous in my new home. I have a chest full of new feathers, and even more coming in. Mom is hoping that I won't pluck them, so she has been making me new toys everyday for me to play with, so that I don't play with my feathers. We are still working on stepping up, I'm still not so sure of it. I have started to pick up mom's voice! I will say "Go get it!" and "Head Scratching?" in her voice. I like the dog, I try to boss her around, and sometimes she even listens. :P Hugs, Grey Bird

Come visit me, Dobby, Grey Bird, Angel Devynn (RIP), Peatree, Bellatrix, Jester Bean, Honey, Angel Hermione (RIP), Angel Dudley (RIP), Precious, Angel Weasley & Angel Jacob (RIP) & Pretty Bird Paintings.

05/02/2015 11:16.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chyna
Miss our chats!
Today was a pretty nice day. This afternoon mom loaded me up in my stroller and put me in the back seat of dads pickup and we went down to the trail. Mom pushed me and I got to see all the people and some dogs on leashes and the water on the river. One place the water runs very fast and makes lots of noise. Coming back there was a train on the other side of the river and mom stopped so I could watch it a bit too. Lots of people saw me in the stroller and stopped to look and talk to me. I just looked at them. I sure was tired when we got back home and I got to ride so bet mom was really tired out! “Don’t cry because its over, smile because it happened.” Left a vote for you ~~Your forever friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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

05/02/2015 06:17.04 PM Report This Comment  
 
Angel Chi ♥ chi

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

05/02/2015 06:16.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miss Chyna
Hello everybirdie, Sweetie once more with today's BOTM blog. I want to thank everyone who stopped by, especially those who have shared their past with us.I hope every parront will take the time to read these interesting and heart-moving accounts of how their fid(s) joined their lives. We Parrots are all so unique and individual both in our personalities and in our relationships to our human caregivers. What I hope to do this month, as the days pass is to begin an active, open discussion about s wonderful, fascinating and sometimes difficult Parrots.
Whatever means we took to join our now forever homes, as varied and interesting as they all are, the one factor that remains common is, "none of us were born to live within the human environment." Sharing our days with humans was not a consideration when we were first created, and often times this factor brings with it untold challenges, conflicts and joys for both the owner and their wonderful, independent and awesome companion Parrot. My hope is that dialogue we can share these moments, thereby helping one another grow, over-come and expand in our relationships with one another.
We will look at, and talk about various Parrots and their loving Parronts, how they came together and how they have over-come problems; road-bumps along the way to developing that mutual trusting relationship. Even those who arrived into their families as weanling babies had obstacles that had to be faced and worked through. Since no parront has arrived yet at that place where never a new challenge or problem shall come along, we can help one another to forge through these birdie-barriers with renewed confidence.
My Momma Deb has over forty years of bird-related involvement, yet daily things come up that are a "first" for her. As a writer Advocate for Flockcall.com she is able to share her day to day observations with others in the hopes that someone will gain a tiny morsel of wisdom that will help them with their own Companion Parrots. I have been a challenge to her. Although only two years old there was and still is a communication problem; a language barrier that has slowed my transition to my new home. The problem is not my failure to learn English, but her lack of knowledge of another language which I grew-up with. Momma Deb has had to re-think her approach to these several times, and after many hit-miss attempts has worked out a solution to our understanding. It is this sort of thing that I want to have us share with one another. What works for you might just work for someone else.
Please, feel free to continue to write about how you came to be in your current Companion Parrot home. TODAY'S QUESTION: is simple but important: WHAT WAS THE MOST DIFFICULT CHALLENGE YOU, the PARRONT, had to overcome with YOUR new fid? and HOW did you OVERCOME IT?

Come visit me, SKY, Little Angel, jesse & SWEETIE, RUNNING FOR BOTM IN MAY.

05/02/2015 08:52.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Chyna
We missed seeing the KY Oaks as mom was pressed into last minute babysitting. Later SIL dropped off skinsis while he went to work. Skinsis and the grand enjoyed the a/c since their apartment doesn't have any. It was only slightly cooler yesterday (87, down from 90) but today should return to the 70s.

Have a great day, wing hugs, beak kisses and a vote, Pearl and Silver.

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

05/02/2015 06:10.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Saturday
Happy Saturday. Dad and Uncle Geno are visiting friends with three huge dogs tonight. I am told it would not be a good idea if I go along. Dad cleaned my cage, so I have a lot of "dirtying"to do anyway.
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler's Page & Flitzer.

05/02/2015 02:17.09 AM Report This Comment  
  VOTE SWEETIE PG#269943 FOR MAY BOTM
SO SORRY TO HEAR THAT SOME CARELESS DRIVER HIT THE FOX. THE FOX IS NOW UP AT THE RAINBOW BRIDGE WITH OTHERS OF ITS KIND.

HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND

SWEETPEPPER

Come visit me, MAY 9,2009 THE WEDDING OF SWEETPEPPER & KIDDO, KACEY & MIKEY'S WEDDING PAGE MARCH 3, 2012, Digger Sept 29, 1998 - June 11, 2005, MAXIMILLIAN AUG 25,1992-MARCH 14,2010 R.I.P., THE PROUD BIRD PIE SHOP, KACEY LUVS HER MIKEY, TIEL TERRORS BASEBALL TEAM PRACTICE FIELD & SWEETPEPPER LUVS KIDDO.

05/01/2015 10:08.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Chyna,
see you on tomorrow so I can keep you company and check out the party...♥

Dad also likes Dortmund...Scoober

Come visit me, TAZ..BC DERBY IS ON THE WAY..., SCOOBER...I LOVE CHYNA, CHICA ...THANKS FOR BOTD... :), ROSIE...DERBY DAY IS COMING SOON!, NAPOLEON...LOVE MY ANGEL CHI CHI, SUZIQ...DERBY DAY IS COMING SOON!, THE GREY'T GREY WINGS - THANKS TEAM, The Proctors...GO HAWKS!, SIMON...Loves Reba, Chloe...I MISS GIZMO & JEWELS & ITSMYLUCKYDAY.

05/01/2015 09:42.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Miss Chyna!
How sad for the grey fox. That had to be hard to see and hear.

Ah, yes...Derby time tomorrow. We are gonna be watching, that is for sure. Mom had to laugh cuz the horse that is leading the bets is the same horse that won the Puppy Derby on Jimmy Fallon. Mom loved watching that--and the two pups that were sound asleep in their 'stalls'. Those little golden labs are so adorable!!

It was nice out today but cool. Got to 60. Mom has a phone interview with a bank here on Monday. The bad part is she might have to go up to Green Bay periodically. She hopes it is not a whole lot, cuz she is not excited about that at all. Me either, especially if it is longer than a day. So she will have the phone interview and see what happens.

Then she was getting my breakfast ready, and the new microwave was acting weird. The door would not lock. She got it to lock finally, so I got nice warm veggies for breakfast. But after that, it would not lock. So she put in a ticket for it, as it is only a little over two months old. And then called to find out what happened next. Apparently they will have a repair person come out to fix it. She was wowed by that. The bad news? It will take two weeks. So she found a backup one for reasonable, and picked it up today. I had to have my supper not warmed up, as she fed me before she got the back up one. This one doesn't have a mirror on the front, and is smaller, but it works and at least Mom and I have something that will warm up things. Oh yeah, and make popcorn.

Hope you had a great Friday!

Wing hugs to ya!
Your buddy,
Kaji

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05/01/2015 09:24.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chyna
Happy May Day! Good luck keeping your condo clean .How sad about the Grey fox :(
Have a great weekend hope your mom enjoys all the festivities we are looking forward to watching the Kentucky derby tomorrow. Have a good night.

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05/01/2015 08:08.39 PM Report This Comment  
  HI CHYNA
HAPPY TGIF DAY

there are 2 baby fawns sleeping in the rock garden out side my window. the only time they move is when Cori screams and then their ears twitch. we are waiting for the mom to come bak tonight and feed them

love Boo Boo

ps the mom just came. its dark outside and we can't see anything. we are glad she came back.

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05/01/2015 07:10.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chyna
That is funny that Bailey liked the calling all birds button. My favorite is hello but again it depends on the moment of the day too LOL
This morning mom was doing some chores in the house. Some mornings its takes her awhile to get moving and today was one of them. I did get my bath today and though it had warmed up mom did blow dry me just because I enjoy it so much. It feels so good and I even beg mom to blow dry me when she is doing her hair too. Oh yea mom turns the dryer on me then too just a bit and back and forth but this morning it was just for me !! “Don’t cry because its over, smile because it happened.” Left a vote for you ~~Your forever friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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

05/01/2015 06:51.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chyna ♥
Angel Chi ♥ chi

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

05/01/2015 05:48.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chyna
HAPPY TGIF DAY
well there are going to be a lot less blooming and flowering at our house this spring.mom was outside looking around and out of the corner of her eye she sees 2 baby fawnS curled up by her ceramic rabbit planter. the fawnS, the planter and some old oak leaves are all the same color. mom ran into the house to get her camera and has a photo of the babies. dad is worried the mom is dead and wanted to call a wildlife rehab. mom said relax the mom deer is probably near by and won't come back to feed her babies until dark. the babies looks in good shape and well fed. dad also wanted to feed it but mom said no. every time i start screaming the babes ears twitch. mom worked ouside near the babies all afternoon cleaning up leaves. one of the babies moved and mom can't find it now which is just as well.

love Cori and Boo Boo

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05/01/2015 05:15.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chyna
This morning was a grey cold morning with our highs of 48 and the lows 38 and right now its 50 and Mom got us all up and fed and cleaned our cages,she collected the rest of the trash and loaded it her car and then she got me in my carrier and they took off to Nana's.When Mom got there she got me settled in my cage there and brought me into the Bird room so I could spend time with our cousins,Bella and Trixie II.Then Mom collected Nana's trash and recyclables and loaded them in Nana's car along with Mom's recyclables and trash and they took off for the dump.From the dump they went to the bank to do some banking business for skin sis and Nana had her check to cash and when they got out of the bank Nana had Mom count the money she had gotten from cashing her check and Mom found that Nana was right,she was missing $200.00 so they both went back into the bank and told the teller about it and she found out that she didn't give Nana the right amount in her check.Mom couldn't cash skin sis's check that skin sis had wrote out for Mom as the checks Mom deposited for her wouldn't clear until tomorrow.The teller told Mom she could come back tomorrow and cash it then but Mom said she'd wait til next week.Then from there they went to the gas station and Mom had to pump gas into Nana's car(its a self serve station)and was it windy and cold!Then they went back to Nana's and picked up Mom's car and went back to the same gas station and Mom pumped gas in her car.Can you believe that gas is on its way back up again?Both Mom and Nana got regular gas for $2.54 a gallon!Then from there they went to Walgreen's and Nana and Mom both got some sale items and they went home from there and Nana made them lunch of a salad,salsa and tuna and a piece of toast.After lunch Mom and Nana went in the living room and relaxed together before Mom had to go home.Mom collected me and got my harness and leash on as it was warm by the afternoon and the sun was out strong so I got to ride home on the car seat which I loved.When Mom got home she cleaned all our cages while dad gave us all a snack and then she put what little she got at the store away and got dad some dinner.Now finally she is here letting us do our visits!
Oh that poor grey fox laying there crying and hurt so badly.How awful that someone could just hit her like that and not even stop and call for help.That is so uncalled for!I'm wishing you and your sweet Momma a successful Ky Oaks and Derby day!I will miss you while you're away!
Dixie is so ready for Chyna to sing him My Old KY HOme!
Wishing you a greyt day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses for sweet Chyna Girl!Loving you always and forever,Dixie

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05/01/2015 04:49.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chyna
I know you aren't on line today, but perhaps this will be a nice welcome back blog?

Well, yesterday's grooming session turned out to be a lot more eggciting than anybirdy wanted it to be. To be perfectly honest, it was the time before leaving the house that got chaotic. Mom decided to let me stay on her shoulder while she was brushing her teeth, but I took a very strong dislike to that toothbrush and lunged at it as she was pulling it out of her mouth. Well, I totally missed the brush, but I nailed my mom's upper and lower lip big time! She was very surprised, because I sit quietly while she puts in her contacts, so it is a mouth thing apparently. The lower bite was the worst and kept bleeding for 4 hours! Being a trooper, Mom took me to the new groomer's anyway (with a Kleenex in her pocket to dab at the blood. Ick!). She had already checked that it was a female doing the nails and they have a small room to do it in which is necessary since I am fully flighted, and so off we went. I behaved! Mom was able to towel me right out of my carrier, and the nice groomer talked quietly to me the entire time. I guess I like her, because I didn't even squawk, struggle or try to bite. Mom was holding me in the towel, so that helped. But it looks like this new place will work out. I wasn't even subdued or upset when we got home like I usually am!

Mom's lip is better today. Dad told her to put Neosporin on it every hour or so last night to keep it lubricated, and it was much improved this morning. When Mom went to the gym, she tried to tell her trainer, Becky, that Dad punched her, but she knew it was me. I guess I am infamous.

Congrats to Mikey D who is our new BOTM for May, and Sweetie is the new candidate for this month. So don't forget to go vote for her on page #269943 every single day, and while you are voting be sure to stop by the milonga page and vote for your favorite hats. Just one more week to vote in the Derby Hat Contest.

Kiddo

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05/01/2015 03:02.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Chyna!
You probably won't see this until Sunday.......but we wanted to say have an awesome party tomorrow!
Bet you are enjoying the Kentucky Oaks right now. We are watching it too!
Poor little fox. How sad!
See you on Sunday!
Love,
Raffikki

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05/01/2015 02:11.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Chyna
Jo here! Turns out we are not going to be getting the budgie that we wanted as the owner after some thought still wanted him! So we're thinking of looking for some more budgie breeders in the area. Archie use to be a show budgie, but we then realised that they dont have as long life expectancy as normal budgies, so we wont be getting another show budgie, although most budgie breeders, breed show budgies. I hope we find me a friend so I'm not lonely!
Today I was reunited with my step frother Tommy! As soon as I saw him I jumped out my cage and flew over to him! It was lovely to see him!

Poor fox, its never nice to see an animal suffer, I'm sure it wasnt a nice experience.

Have a nice day,

Jo!!

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05/01/2015 01:23.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chyna
Enjoy the party, the Oaks, and the Derby this weekend. See you Sunday!
At the center mom did the RVS room, but didn't finish feeding all the bats. That's because there are 7 raccoon babies in there who all needed their cages cleaned, as well as an adult raccoon and a groundhog. Mom did all those cages, got everyone fed and watered, then did the lone bat in the quarantine cage. It took forever to eat, it was really hungry. By the time she finished with that cage, her shift was over, so she told the girls on staff what still needed done and left.
It is a bright sunny, but cool day out there. Mom is going to plant a couple of perennials that her neighbor left here, then call it a day with the planting. If it's warm enough, though, we'll get some time outdoors.
I hope you are having a great day, getting lots of good spring weather, as well as cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Falco

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05/01/2015 11:07.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Chyna
Another hot day today !!! 94 degrees !!! I wish it would cool off but fat chance...I'm almost there at 5K and Snowflake say's she can't be happier...She's so excited to hang out with you and take you to the beach.

Have a Happy TGIF
Love your buddy
Panther

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05/01/2015 09:48.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Chyna!
Thinkin' about you t'day and all the excitement goin' on at your house; the KY Oaks races, the party plans comin' t'gether, the DERBY!!! It's all gonna be a beautiful thing, for sure. You and your mom, you're gonna be so gorgeous at the party, all decked out in your Derby attire.

Wshin' you a super, fantastic weekend!

R ('>

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05/01/2015 09:20.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chyna
It's Alex.
Mom and dad took Izzy to the vet for a wellness check and he was a perfect gentleman. He talked to all the attendants and did not struggle at all. He sat perfectly still on a perch OUTSIDE his travel cage and didn't even think about flying off. The doctor was very happy with the way he looked and said he was at a perfect weight. We should have the blood test results back sometime today.
Also, today is the day that Izzy gets his brand new large condo.
Today will be partly cloudy, with a high of 91 and a low of 60.
Hope your day is good.
Hugs,
Alex.

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05/01/2015 08:32.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chyna
Hello everybirdie, Sweetie here. I am May's BOTM candidate and wish to ask for your participation in this month. I want to talk about US. The BC birdies, our flockilies and our homes, and most of all how we got to be there. Now, before you decide that isn't fun, just wait and see. There are so many BC birdies, and each of us have our very own past history. We all began somewhere, but today we live and are loved exactly where we are at this very moment. The question is "How did you end up where you are?"
This is my story which many of you already will recall. I was born in Nova Scotia, Canada in 2013. I was purchased as a birthday gift for my former owner who was turning sixteen at the time. She had exact requirements she wanted in her new friend. She wanted a girl, and it had to be a blue-Crowned Amazon. The search was on for a baby to fit these requirements and after extensive on-line hunting her Mom found me and my sister for sale from a breeder several provinces away.
At three months old I arrived in Toronto, Ontario and met my new owner and her family for the very first time. It was instant love and I moved into their home and hearts right away. I was like a little sister in this family of three.
Because I am a rescue, My new forever Momma Deb does not know all that took place beyond here, except for the information that was shared when I was surrendered to my Momma Deb. I was obviously well loved, and spoiled. I would lay for hours on my back in their hands, snuggled and kissed and I loved it. My hatchday is April 13th, so on that day we had a party, and there are photos of me with a birthday cake and hat on. Sadly on April 23 of 2014 I fell or some how broke my leg while my owners were away at work and school. When they arrived home they found me laying on the cage floor, with a clean break. I had broken my leg bone in half, and was unable to climb or stand.
I was taken to a Vet who examined my leg and confirmed it was severely injured and would require surgery to put pins in to aid in healing. Unfortunately due to communication problems and lack of finances they were unable to do this operation then, when it would have fixed my broken leg. They tried to help me, as best they could, by taping in with Vet wrap but unfortunately did more harm then they realized. In desperation I was given to my Momma Deb who promised to do everything she could to help me. My parents gave Momma Dr "Z"'s name and number, where I had gone that first evening. He agreed to see me, and do what he could. When Momma Deb removed the wraps at his advice, she knew it was not good. My leg was dying because of incorrect wrapping. Dr "Z" operated on my leg and was forced to amputate it at the hip. THANKS to all our BC friends who helped pay for this surgery I am alive and healthy today.
"HOW did you get to be in your home?

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05/01/2015 08:13.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Chyna
We'll keep our wings crossed weather stays nice for the two derby events at the parronts. It was hot here yesterday! Got to 90 for us. Too high we think and today will only be a couple of degrees lower. The w/e is forecast to return to cooler - back to the 70s for us.

Sad to hear about the fox that was hit and that it took so long to get help even if only to end the suffering. Never want to see that happen but know it does all too often with cars.

We'll try to see the KY Oaks and the KY Derby. Should be eggciting races. See you on Sun!

Have a great day, wing hugs, beak kisses and a vote, Pearl and Silver.

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

05/01/2015 05:07.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer on May 1st
Happy May!

We had some great Daddy-n-Bird Time on Thursday. In fact I visited Dad in his bedroom at nap time {I rarely go in there} As he rested he rubbed my back and I squawked happily.
These times of affection are rare but wonderful.
--
Dad had his friend, JJ, over last night and we watched Alfred Hitchcock's "Notorious" (1946).
~Wings Up~

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05/01/2015 03:41.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Oh Chyna, what a sad story . . .
TGIF ! and Happy May ! ! ! That means summer is right around the corner with warm sunshine :) Once again mom opened up all the windows when she came home yesterday to let in the fresh air - and sunshine !

Busy weekend - tomorrow is g'ma's birthday and Sunday we're sitting on the g'nephew. Mom still has to prepare for her trip on Tuesday to Philadelphia. The bus leaves school at 6:ooam ! I guess I'll have breakfast with daddy ! It takes just over two and a half hours to get there - so she won't be home till about 7:30 ! I guess I'll have supper with daddy too !

Derby weekend in Kentucky !

Love Cookie

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05/01/2015 01:45.38 AM Report This Comment  
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