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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
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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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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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Be happy and healthy.

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  Hi Miss Chyna
Hello to all my BC friends. Zeena here with today's BOTM Post. Today we will take a look at one of natures most beautiful birds, also my Momma Deb's" dream-bird", the Hyacinth Macaw.
The largest species of macaw, Hyacinth grows to be up to 40 inches (1 m) long. The Hyacinth Macaw survives today in three known distinct population in southern Brazil, eastern Bolivia and northeastern Paraguay. In 1990, the wild population was estimated to be 2,500 birds. The world’s captive population is probably much larger, numbering in the thousands. Today, the wild population is less then 600 individuals. They are critically endangered in their native habitat.
Of the 145 species of parrot in Central and South America, 45 are in danger of extinction. All 18 species of macaws are threatened. The primary causes are habitat loss and heavy exploitation for the pet trade. The Hyacinth Macaw is especially vulnerable to capture and habitat destruction because it is noisy, intrinsically fearless, predictable, and dependent on palm trees. Hyacinth Macaws do not breed every year even under the best circumstances, so the predation on chicks is particularly bad for the species’ survival. Since captured young survive so poorly (up to 99 percent die between capture and final sale), adults are sometimes trapped through liming of perches or use of baited clap-nets. Still, for every macaw that arrives safely abroad, it is likely that five died on the way.
The United States is the largest market for the exotic pet trade. In the last decade, 8.5 million birds, at least 85 percent of birds captured in the wild, were imported or smuggled into the United States. Even when the export of birds is controlled, the domestic bird trade often is not regulated. Another threat to the Hyacinth Macaw is the increased commercial sale of feather art by the Kayapo Indians of Gorotire in southern Brazil. The feathers from up to 10 Hyacinth Macaws are needed to make one headdress. In addition, ranchers kill Macaws because they believe that Hyacinths damage palm trees, which ranchers use for fenceposts, and scare cattle with their noisy behavior. In some places, local people still hunt Macaws for meat. Add to this clear-cutting of Rainforest and you can see the danger the Hyacinth population has to becoming extinct within the next decade.
Compound all the above and it is easy to calculate that their best chance of survival as a species is through captive breeding. Selling in Canada at upwards to $40,000US each these beauties of the Rainforest will remain one the worlds most desired Macaw species.
One more Question for Thought.
It is often people’s love of animals that causes them to desire exotic animal pets. What can be done to educate pet owners about the impacts of wild-caught birds and other animals?
with love and scritches Zeena 255116

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07/30/2014 01:31.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chyna
I'm happy to hear mom is doing better. Give dad a break, he's doing his best, and you are not a fish!
The guy collecting parking fees at the museum said to mom we are lucky this year. We are getting 2 Septembers! It's been another cool, cloudy day here. There were thunderstorms predicted, but so far we haven't seen any.
Mom's tour this morning was a group of day care kids ranging from about 7 to 12 years. They wanted animals, so mom started in Bird Hall, of course. She also did a ton of mammals on the second floor, both North American and African. Then she took the kids out on the balcony to see the giant pterosaur, Quetzlcoatlus, with its 40 foot wing span. There was a reason, though. When that guy stood on the ground he was as tall as a giraffe! They had just seen the giraffe, so mom wanted to show off the pterosaur. It was a good move, because the museum had moved the herps to that balcony! So while they were out there, mom did frogs, salamanders, and snakes, too.
We are hoping for better weather tomorrow, even though mom won't have a chance at going to the pool. Her eye surgeon's appointment is in the afternoon.
I hope you are seeing warm weather, sunshine, and lots of cuddles, just for you! Hugs, Falco

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07/30/2014 12:51.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Chyna...
It looks like your avatars missing like mines. I'm at the stadium coaching summer basketball camp. Fly on by and have some fun with us. Do you want to sign up for my team ??? Check out the blogs. It's really fun...

Love your buddy
Snowflake
V4U !!!

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07/30/2014 12:47.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Wednesday Chyna
Wasn't the party fun I had lots of fun and ate way too much the beach was lots of fun and I like to swimming in the sand volleyball was the best. I danced the night away with lots and my feet are so sore. Sounds like on Thursday that you had a fun day destroying all of the toys. I know the BC has been acting up mom had trouble getting on to. Mom went to the doctor this morning for her back they said that she tore and pulled the muscles in her back they put her on muscle relaxers and are starting her in physical therapy she is home today and will be off until Sunday so that means Bird time. but she supposed to stay in bed and take it easy so we will be be bird nurses for her there's a vote for you have a great week HUGS MOCHA

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07/30/2014 12:32.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chyna
Sounds like we both have human training issues. Of course, my dad is beyond help. I just give him the evil eye every time he comes to visit. He still shows up every afternoon to say hello though. Stubborn, I guess.

Today is hot again, although maybe not as bad as Monday. They are calling for a high of low 90s. I got outside for my sunbath at 9:15 (yes, I was playing hard to get again), but it was OK. Mom had to sit in the shade, but then that is probably just as well. The sun is not nearly as good for humans as it is for us birdies. When we came in Mom took me into the kitchen for some blueberry pie. She likes the berries and I like the crust, so we share.

Being Wednesday, Mom will leave me for the gym from 4-6, but since she feels so guilty when she gets home I don't mind. I get her right up to bedtime at 8:30. Besides the zumba teacher on Wednesday is really energetic, plus she has no breaks between songs. Mom's trainer takes it easy on her on Wednesdays, but Mom still comes home whacked out. Luckily she is still strong enough to support me on her shoulder, but then I only weigh 70 gms.

Kiddo

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07/30/2014 11:33.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chyna
It's Alex.
Dad finally got the front yard mowed. Mom worked at the police station so dad came home and worked the rest of the afternoon in the yard. He got it all done and even had time for a shower before he picked up mom. Good thing he took that shower cuz he was real stinky.
About a week ago, when mom and dad were at Walmart, mom picked up a package of crispy tortillas. Yesterday, on the way home, dad stopped at Albertson's and picked up a can of refried beans and some salsa and guacamole. When he got home he put some frozen taquitos on a cookie sheet and used the gas side of the new grill to heat them up. Mom didn't know you could use the grill as an oven and not heat up the kitchen with the big oven. Then dad made tostadas with the crispy tortillas, the beans and other things. Mom made some homemade pico-de-gio and that's what they had for dinner. They busted up some of the crispy tortillas and they made great chips for the salsa.
Today mom is going to work at the police station again and dad is going to continue cleaning the carpets.
Today will be party cloudy and even hotter, with a high of 94 and a low of 69.
The fraud case is taken care of. The letter was a complaint letter to let the bank HQ know what mom had to go through.
Hope your day was fun.
Hugs,
Alex.

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07/30/2014 08:13.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chyna.
It's Skye.
Rio burped in my ear.

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07/30/2014 07:22.02 AM Report This Comment  
  Hope you're having a good week!
Left you a vote. Enjoy your day!!


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07/30/2014 07:04.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi sweet Chyna, from Jenny & Ziggy
We hope aunt Jane's allergies have calmed down a little, Jenny's has been going crazy also, so dad runs the pure air machine in her room, which always works well! Dad worked pretty hard yesterday getting ready for the lawn man, and he is in the process of making a whole new wooden play top for Limon's new cage! It will be complete with many perches, swings, food stations, and hanging toys, much like Christy's was! It is visiting VA Nurse day for dad, but no big deal we always hope! I am wishing you all a very happy hump day, and some of our fantastic weather! Have a great day dear BC friends, and give my love to all in your hump day home, see ya all tomorrow...

Love from Jenny, Ziggy, & our family

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07/30/2014 07:02.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chyna
All in well in my world, and things just keep getting better each day. I'm learning to play with a new toy Mom got for me. I even like ringing the bell, and sometimes I do it t the point where she say, "ENOUGH ALREADY". If she didn't want me to make noise, why did she give it to me?

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07/30/2014 06:42.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Chyna
We imagine you took a very much bigger chunk than we did. Even though dad repaired the one section on the door we also chewed up the top (where they can't see) and probably left a few presents, heehee. Hopefully your mom can get a new table.

Okay, 60s temps is not summer. Hopefully that doesn't mean your fall will be even cooler? Skipping summer and just having fall just isn't right. Really, really need to blend our weathers to even each out.

Our dad is the same. Doesn't quite do the feeding correctly or the birdie bedtime, but it is better than him not doing anything. They do mean well.

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

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07/30/2014 06:24.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Chyna!
Yeah....we are so happy my dad is healing nicely. Saw the doctor yesterday and all is going well!
My mom used to have a lot of allergies.......took shots for them. She doesn't need the shots anymore.....but still has seasonal allergies which don't seem to be too bad since she got older. Does your mom take shots!
That's crazy about your weather . Wonder if it has just changed throughout the years ? Mom remembers nice hot summer day when she was young.....and the family would travel to the Mackinaw Bridge and Upper Peninsula for their summer vacation. Then again....when mom was young.....there were four seasons in Michigan!
Have a great day!
Love,
Raffikki

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07/30/2014 05:26.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Humpday !
It's like summer is on vacation and fall is trying to sneak in under the cover of night ! It's 57 now and only heading to 77 today - is this what they call the dog days of summer ?

Another day of love and play ahead :) I was a little cranky last night when dad wasn't home - I do expect both parronts to be here with me in the evenings ! ! You know the old adage - if mom says no, go ask dad ! ! ! har har har

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07/30/2014 03:34.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi chyna
February in Florida is such a great time to visit. Bet ya can't wait. RT

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07/30/2014 01:05.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi chyna, 18, 887
Bot did Jetta mess up your number this morning. Can't trust that boy.

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07/30/2014 12:40.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi chyna, 18,996
We'll have to check our master list to see if there are any bird show's while your here enjoying the sunshine.

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07/30/2014 12:23.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Chyna, don't be sorry for standing
in front of the Lace Caps, I would rather see your beautiful face.

Glad to hear that your mom was feeling better today. Your weather is crazy...way to cold for summer...mom would love having all that land/trees around but not the weather so would need to move it to a warmer area. lol

It was another HOT day here...103º, it is still 88 and it is almost 11pm...hope it cools down, wish I could send you some of our heat to even things out.

The last time he had his licence done he wasn't on those meds...hopefully, all will be well with the new medication and he can get his license...

The same thing happens here if dad is feeding us...sounds like both our dads need training...lol Mom even has a list of what each of us gets to help him out...

Hugs and Kisses my love, ♥ Scoober

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07/29/2014 10:56.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chyna
exact same temps at our house. we lost our internet and phone all evening. its too late now to do much blogging so we are going to bed.

love Cori and Boo Boo

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07/29/2014 10:30.27 PM Report This Comment  
  MIKEY #61671/KAJI #43005 4-10K CLUB
HI CHYNA, I WOULD THINK IT WOULD TAKE A WEEK TO GET THE RESULTS. SO BY NEXT MONDAY I WOULD THINK. HOPING IT WILL BE ALL GOOD NEWS.

WE HAD A NICE DAY, MID 70'S, SUNNY AND BREEZE. THEN BY 2PM THE WINDS PICKED UP AND IT GOT COOLER OUT. SO NO OUTSIDE TIME. BY 4 PM THE WIND REALLY PICKED UP AND THE TEMP DROPPED TO 67 DEGREES. THE DARK CLOUDS CAME AND IT TRIED TO RIAN BUT ONLY SPRINKLED. THEN THE WIND DIED DOWN BUT THE TEMPS STAYED IN THE 60'S.

SEE YOU AT THE SPA TOMORROW

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07/29/2014 09:45.54 PM Report This Comment  
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07/29/2014 09:12.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chyna
I'm in my speedo waiting by the pool for Squeaky to see me.
BC is slow tonight taking forever to do my notes.
Sorry to hear about your mom's bad asthma day I hope she's doing better today. This weather has been crazy more fall like than summer. Have a good night.

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07/29/2014 08:40.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Miss Chyna!
Well now...I see we lost our avatars in the aviary. Sheesh.

It was 55 degrees this morning when Mom got up. Like fall. Hope your Mom's asthma is better tonight--and figure you are taking good care of her.

We are getting storms tonight, complete with lightening. and thunder. It sure was icky before that, and Mom and I watched the clouds roll in. She got home later tonight cuz she worked a little longer--meetings all day, and she had a couple of things to do before she left. I am velcroed to her since she got home, as per my new routine. I love it!

Not much else going on, so am off to get a head scritch and call it a night!

Your buddy,
Kaji

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07/29/2014 07:27.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chyna
That is a bummer your moms asthma was flaring up and good she has you to take care of her and hope she is soon feeling all better too!!
Mom says tomorrow we are going to visit another vet. Now, I just had my nails and beak done at the other vet we visited so sure cant do that again. Mom said its like going to visit a friend and we will see if we like him or not and then decide if we need to keep looking or found one we like. I sure hope this one is a good one and I don’t need to visit any more. I like visiting friends a lot better I think LOL. “I have learned its not what I have in life but who I have in my life that counts.“ Leaving a vote for you …your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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07/29/2014 06:16.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chyna
The lightning strikes were about 60-70 miles from us, but close to Popeye although she is farther inland. They were just at the beach. Flat beach, lightning strikes...what idiot stands out there making himself the highest point and attracting the strikes. Idiots!

Hey, is anybirdy else missing their avatar and the ones in their aviary? I got nothing! Very annoying!

Well! My mom made a deep dish blueberry pie this morning before she went to the gym. What's the problem, you ask? The morning is MY time! Yes, she did take me out for my sunbath before she made the pie, and yes she did sit in my room with me while it was baking. Just because it is too hot in the afternoons to turn on the oven, I had to give up at least 30 minutes of MY mommy time while she put that pie together. And I only like the crust. She could have just baked a crust for me in much less time than that!

At least after she got home from the gym (and showered), she spent the next hour with me. However I was still mad at her from this morning, so I just ignored her. She sat and read, and I played with my toys. To be honest I was glad she was in there, but I would never let her know. Even if she did fix one of my favorite toys and reattach the bell. I do love those bells.

Kiddo

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07/29/2014 02:51.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chyna
Hello to all my dear BC friends, Zeena here with today's BOTM POST. Today we will take a look in brief at a touchy subject that has people lined up on both sides of the debate. It involves the breeders verses conservationists. I am not sharing this to side with either group, but as a general interest topic. These are exerts from an interview with Tony Silva a world renowned expert on Aviculture.
Interviewer; In light of all the talk about breeders, verses the conservationist groups, how can we make our legislators, the animal rights radicals, and the conservation elitists, understand that what we as private aviculturists do, is valuable and should be encouraged, not strangled with laws and regulations which in the end, will result in extinction, not preservation, of exotic birds?

Tony Silva: "We need an active, strong avicultural industry. Breeders must be allowed to breed for the pet industry, unimpeded by regulations and laws that simply do not work for us or the birds. The birds we raise for the pet industry supports the work we do with endangered species. And we have to do this, because third world countries don't care about what happens to their birds, they simply don't care. We have to look at individual species like the Spix. If it weren't for private aviculture, there would be no Spix Macaws. And the Brazilian government recognizes this! They say, 'Look, we don't care if we ever reintroduce Spix Macaws. We're just happy that authorities say we'll still have the species around, even if it's not in the jungle. '
Interviewer; Has the establishment of the CITES treaty curbed the explotation of wild Parrots

Tony Silva: I never would have thought imports would stop, because to these countries, birds are a renewable resource. In Southern Argentina a number of years ago, they were packaging up Patagonian Conures in cans and selling them to the Japanese as delicacies because nobody wanted to buy them as pets or to breed.

Look at the Tucuman Amazon. It is so rare they are difficult to locate in their habitat or aviculture. Officials in their range gave permits to shoot them because they were raiding the cornfields . Then there's the Scarlet Macaw in Surinam. It is on CITES Appendix I, but it is perfectly legal to bag up to 3 a day. The natives use them for food. Trade in birds' countries of origin will go on because these people have to survive. There is such a lack of education -- and you're going to tell them not to shoot this or that bird, or to protect this tree! And people won't believe this unless they see it. It's like the Hyacinth Macaw study. The researchers have a few lunches with bird trappers and gives their opinions as first-hand knowledge. But it's not accurate. Without captive breeding many species of Parrots the world over will cease to be in the next ten years. We need breeders to guarantee there will be any Parrots left in the end.
with love and scritches Zeena 255116

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07/29/2014 01:30.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Helo Chyna~
I hope you are having a great day! It's very pretty here and there is a nice breeze. It's going to be in the high 80's but that breeze makes it nice!

I have had to use other birds pages to get around BC today. My page won't load! I suppose it's working out okay with me jumping from page to page! At least we all know each other and I can find most of my friends on other birds pages!

Mom brought home a rug cleaner today! She has been saving up for it and thought she would buy it on Senior Discount day next week but it is went clearance last night and the clearance is 50% off this week. With her discount and some gift cards she only paid 23.34 for a 120$ cleaner!! She is very happy to have one because of all the messes Mandy and Merlin make! I of course don't make any messes like that!hehehehehehe
Mom may be very happy but I have to tell you it looks very much like that evil vacuum so I am not thrilled in the least!! Mom says I will not be in the room where she is using it so I suppose it's okay.

I do hope you enjoy the day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar

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07/29/2014 12:31.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chyna
We never get those tornado things around here,maybe years ago we had one or two but not like this!We all worry about you there and keep praying that you stay safe!Mom and all of us are constantly checking out the news and trying to see where the latest bad storm is heading towards.The weather these days seem to be really disruptive and constantly changing,just look at our past winter,we thought it would never end and now our summer is so shortened!We need our summer to be just as long as the winter if not longer!
Wishing you a greyt day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses to my sweet Chyna Doll!Loving you always and forever,Kallie

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07/29/2014 12:04.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chyna!
I didn't go to the party but maybe next time! Left you a vote!! Hope you have a wonderful day!:)

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07/29/2014 11:29.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chyna
I sure do agree with you on that i5 has no idea of what they are doing and they probably do have students learning working on it so they don't care about how we feel!
Nana says the same thing about hanging the laundry outside,it creates so many problems with allergies and she too prefers to use the dryer now that she has all those allergies that are making her cough non stop.
That is really scary to have that many tornadoes and those thunderstorms are just as bad!
Oh your poor sweet Mom with that asthma,that can be really frustrating to have to deal with.Please give her a warm hug from my Mom to help make her feel better and a warm wing hug from me too!I'm so glad you are there to take good care of her!We are having a beautiful day here today,warm sunshine and 75 degrees,there are some clouds now and then and hopefully we will get to go outside for more than an hour!Mom took us out last night to dine with them on the deck,it had been raining here off and on all day long,and just as Mom got Kallie on the deck table the winds picked up and started taking the table across the deck so my Dad had to hang onto it til it stopped then he took the umbrella off so they could eat!I will have to try and send you some of our warm sunshine so both you and your sweet Mom can have some patio time today!We have to hurry and take advantage of every minute of it we can get now,can you believe that it will be August this Friday?How sad the summer just barely got here for us and its already starting to leave!
Wishing you a greyt day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses to my sweet Chyna Girl!Loving you always and forever,Dixie

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07/29/2014 09:22.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Chyna I'm honored to be BOTD, Queen Angel Christy
...cn you believe it, King Limon yesterday, and today I get all the press, what a total surprise! This morning when our daddy finally finished the morning paper changing route and food and water dishes, he sat down and powered up this cursed machine! He was so not ready to see his beloved Angel in the BOTD spotlight, he almost lost it! He had just came back inside from his morning prayers at her grave, today will be a solemn day of celebration at our home! There are certainly more beautiful birds in the world, but none was ever more loved, sadly, there can NEVER be another Christine! We have another fabulous day here in Rock Island, give our love to all in your great home, see ya tomorrow...

Love from Queen Angel Christy, Jenny Lynn, & our loving family

PS~We are all so proud of our Toos, their only demand is to be talked to, loved, played with, and have us spend time with them, that don't seem like to much to ask....

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07/29/2014 08:45.26 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chyna,
Just stopping by with a vote.
Hope you're having a good day!!

Your friend,
Chipper

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07/29/2014 08:18.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chyna
We had some real bad storms, and I sure hope they are all over for now. At one point it was raining so hard you couldn't see across the street. Glad it's over.

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07/29/2014 08:18.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chyna
It's Alex.
The lightening strikes were about 30 miles from us. We just got 45 seconds of dribbles, also know as a California downpour.
Yes, mom and dad did eat the roast. They don't like to waste food. They'll know better, next time.
The weather wasn't that bad, yesterday. Mom and dad needed to send a letter to the bank's corporate headquarters, regarding the way their fraud case was handled, or should say, "mishandled". It took most of the afternoon to complete so no outside work for dad and no police station for mom. For dinner, mom sautéed some fish and dad picked up some soup, appetizers and veggies at their local Chinese restaurant.
Mom may work at the police station today and dad says he must mow the front lawn. Dad does need to pick up food at the Magnolia bird farm this week.
Today will be about the same as yesterday. Partly cloudy with a high of 92 and a low of 66.
Hope your day is fun.
Hugs,
Alex.

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07/29/2014 08:09.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chyna
Funny skunk story!!! I hope mom's asthma is doing better today and mom is breathing a bit easier. I know you and dad take good care of her on her bad days, though.
It's cool here today, don't expect the temps to go much above 70. If that's the case, mom will probably scrub the porch railings, since she finally found the Simple Green she was looking for. It's a good cleaner for the outdoor stuff. Of course, if it gets warmer, that plan will die in favor of the pool. It's open for such a limited time, mom likes to take advantage of every day she can go. Labor day is coming too soon! Nothing much else going on; Mom has a tour coming up tomorrow at the museum, and Thursday is the big eye appointment. Gene will be going back to Germany on Saturday, so she'll probably go visit him on Friday. Other than that, the week is a slow one, but we're never bored, and neither is mom. Hope you are having a great day and getting lots of sunshine and scritches. Hugs, Falco

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07/29/2014 08:05.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chyna
Would you believe the other skins wouldn't give mom bandwidth Sat night? THEN the internet went out even tho' none of the t'storms came very close to us--we did hear some rumbles, and only got a bit of rain, just enough to temporarily tamp the dust down.
Yesterday mom went to visit her folks in Chesterfield. There was a gathering to see a cousin who was back from overseas and is moving to HI. (Mom doesn't keep up with this cousin, he is ALWAYS moving around--even with 4 kids)
It was a good visit.
While 2 are out of the house, and the third is sleeping, we are getting in some BC time. T'storms are eggspected later today, so no more internet again.
Polly

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07/29/2014 07:18.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Chyna!
Yeah....my dad is healing really well. We are so thankful for that.
Your mom had a bad asthma day? Bet you took great care of her. What's is she allergic to? My parronts have allergies in the spring.
Jeezzzzzz......you have such a long and cold winter.......and it sounds like your summer weather is just not going to be nice either.
Hope you have a nice day!
Love,
Raffikki

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07/29/2014 07:18.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chyna
The cake was great.
Hugs,
Skye and Rio.

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07/29/2014 07:06.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Chyna
Our dad used a different piece of wood to repair the small chunk we took out. Think it was nibbled up too. Guess your mom knows what your staring at stuff now means, heehee.

We do have lots of hot weather though it seems to be cooling slightly. Trading for some rain would be ideal for both our areas. Hope you get more summer soon.

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

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07/29/2014 05:18.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Oh Chyna
I sure hope mom feels better today ! Although mom doesn't have asthma, her godchild does so she's seen what it can do !

What a wonderful surprise to wake up to see angel Christy as our BOTD ! It's the BC family thanking her for her wing in bringing Limon to the Dallas flock :)

We had a quick storm last night and the temperatures plummeted ! This morning we woke up to mid 50's and it's only hitting mid 70's ! Like fall ! ! ! Since it's Tuesday and that's the day daddy goes into NYC - it'll be me and mom for dinner time -

Have a great day ! love Cookie

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