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Mr SKY & the lovely MISS BIG BABY (BB) are to be wed in JANUARY 2014
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Baby is the LOVE-OF-MY-LIFE- , and always will be.

THE SPOTLIGHT ON CARING blogs will resume in November 2013 with Polly & Zippy



Sky was a bird that was extremely abused early in his life. He sustained many injuries that where never treated.
At 2 years old SKY was rescued and went to live in a parrot rescue near London, Ont. He lived there for 7 years. It became necessary to rehome SKY into a forever home with someone who would accept and make allowances for his disabilities. By chance I saw something regarding Sky on the internet and decided to check it out. I am so glad that my curiosity brought us together. HE is a true gentleman and a spokes bird about abuse and rescues.
He travels around Eastern Ontario where he & Momma Deb speak to people or groups about humane bird care, about abuse and about bird rescues etc.
HE is a home town celebrity, with people stopping in to visit with him regularly.
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Hi! My name is SKY, thank you for Jan 17th, 2016 BOTD

I am a Green-Winged Macaw from Napanee, ON.

SKY BOY, Momma's Boy,
The King of HEARTS,
and Momma's big man/bird


13 years old   M

Green-Winged Macaw

Sky loves bananas, cantaloupe and Macaroni with cheese, pizza, oatmeal, spaghetti, and everything food....

On the front porch with his Momma, and his play stand that he shreds weekly and has to be rebuilt.

Having his tail touch. He doesn't like his almonds to touch his walnuts in the bowl.

I love when Momma holds my feet so I can fly. I can't fly due to a injured wing but when she runs with me I feel like I could fly for miles

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16 days in my countdown ! And this is a special weekend cause mom is off Friday and Monday for Memorial Day :) Am I lucky or what ?

I don't know if you remember me telling you about the caw-caw nest near school ? Mom and the kids watched earlier in the year as the parents built the nest - picking up all kinds of things from the school yard. Then they watched the parents chase even hawks away from the area. Well, the babies have fledged and although mom and the kids haven't seen them yet, they've sure heard them - and boy, are they loud ! !

Today is supposed to go up into the high 80's before a cool down to the lower 80's for the rest of the week . . . hellloooo summer !

Come visit me, Cookie wins a gold watch !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

05/25/2016 01:50.37 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
Yesterday mom planted everything else that was left. She thought she was done, but noticed that the guys who did the lawn weed whacked the Chinese Lanterns that she planted. She called Jeff to complain and he said he had more, and would bring them. Well, he brought three more plants, as well as snow peas, potatoes, tomatoes, apple mint, mustard greens, and cilantro! He and mom planted all that, and by last evening her neck and back were aching. It was a good time to plant, though, when there was help! Jeff also cleared out some of the day lilies so mom could plant the Asiatic lilies she got for Mother's day.
Today mom has a lunch with the pool ladies. I guess they'll all be talking about the pool opening on Saturday. She also has a bunch of errands, like getting more seed and suet which she didn't do yesterday, getting more fruits and veggies for us, and getting a mani/pedi if possible. Bree is coming on Friday to do our birdicures, so that's arranged.
Seems like summer is on the way! I hope you are having a great day. It's beautiful here this morning, so we're hoping it stays this way all day long. Get lots of cuddles and scritches today. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, 38 votes to 20k!, Peppino, vote Laka for BOTM & Falco, vote Laka, 259145, BOTM.

05/24/2016 01:50.30 PM Report This Comment  
  hi handsome
Happy Tuesday :) Days are getting busy as mom tries to tie up loose ends at school and get started on all her end of year paperwork. Tomorrow the kids have their hands on part of the NYS Science test . . . today mom has to stay late and get it all set up.

Last night just as mom and dad left to go on their walk, the skies opened and DUMPED rain out ! They got home to me pretty darn quick ! ! So instead of a walk, we all had strawberries and cream - OK, I had just the strawberries, but boy oh boy were they good ! love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie wins a gold watch !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

05/24/2016 02:09.26 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
Thanks God is Monday
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See U tomorrow
Have a greyt week
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Your Pal, OKi

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05/23/2016 12:10.56 PM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
Mom's tours yesterday were great, she enjoyed each one of them. She had a question on the last one that she didn't answer to the woman's satisfaction, and she really tried to answer it to the best of her ability. The question was very unclear, though, so maybe that was the problem.
We had a lovely time with mom after she got home, though. We all got our cuddles and scritches from her, and she even sang and danced with us.
Those baby woodpeckers that were rescued on Saturday are doing well.
Today mom cleaned the bunny room at the center. She also prepared 3 more cages for incoming patients in the treatment room. It seems that as soon as some bunnies leave, there are others to take their places. Mom also fed the mom possum, the falcon, and the mallard in the recovery room, as well as doing 3 laundry tubs full of dishes. She was going to run out for bird seed but she's tired, so may do it tomorrow instead. It seems the wild birds around here are eating up the suet and seed as soon as it gets put outside!
I hope you're having a great day, getting lots of sunshine and some cuddles and scritches, too. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, 38 votes to 20k!, Peppino, vote Laka for BOTM & Falco, vote Laka, 259145, BOTM.

05/23/2016 10:50.02 AM Report This Comment  
  8551
like that tooo ! Can you believe another weekend is over and mom is back to work . . . 4 more weeks (minus this Friday and Monday for Memorial Day). Weeks I can count on my talons - days will be a ways down the line . . .

While mom was doing the cage cleaning yesterday, I kept tossing toys from my gym to the floor - so it took her an extra long time. Then I ran to my gym to guard all my toys when daddy vacuumed - have to make sure he doesn't suck anything up ! Cause he has before !

Mom and dad went back to the g'parronts to put their a/c's in the windows since we're supposed to be in the 80's by the weekend. After a drizzly yucky morning it turned nice, so later in the afternoon mom and dad went for their walk, and I started on my decorating. I'll finish that today.

You have a great day ;) love to all the flock and family - Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie wins a gold watch !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

05/23/2016 01:59.28 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
Mom did 3 tours at the wildlife center yesterday, and Meaghan, one of the educators, also did 3, so there were about 60 visitors. Mom's tours were great, until the last one, when it was pouring rain. She was still able to show everyone the nurseries, the animals in the habitat building, the foxes and raptors who live outside, and the menagerie. On the last tour, she left out the turtles, because it was muddy to get back to where their summer home is. People seemed glad to see the place, and learn what is done there for the wildlife. When mom got there, there had been 1082 intakes for the year, but while she was doing tours, another bunch of animals were being brought in, so she thinks by the time she left, there were probably 1100 intakes for this year.
Jeff lent some saws to them yesterday so they could cut some baby woodpeckers out of a log. Someone had chopped down a tree without checking for wildlife, and when they realized there were babies in one of the tree cavities, they called the center and brought in the log that contained them. The mother wouldn't go near them once they were on the ground, so the center is their best chance. When mom got there, she showed the people on her tours the log they came in, and was able to encourage people not to tear down or wall up any places where wild babies may be hidden.
Today mom is doing her final weekend tours before the summer. The pool opens next Saturday, so she will not sign up to do weekends at the museum until after Labor Day. She's doing 3 dinosaur tours today, so it's a great way to finish her weekends.
I hope today is bright and sunny for you. It's still cloudy here, and supposed to rain later today AGAIN. May you get lots of cuddles and scritches today, as well as your favorite treats. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, 38 votes to 20k!, Peppino, vote Laka for BOTM & Falco, vote Laka, 259145, BOTM.

05/22/2016 08:10.36 AM Report This Comment  
  8549
Happy gloomy dark and cloudy Sunday ! We're stuck in this weather pattern till Wednesday - UGH - on and off again showers in between lots of clouds . . . don't know if the back deck will get done or not.

It was pretty late when everyone got home yesterday. G'pa was supposed to be released around 11:00 and it turned out to be more like 3:00. But he's home now and happy about that. You should have seen how excited their little pug, Suki, got when he came through the door ! Like he'd been gone months instead of over night . . .

Today is the dreaded cage cleaning day - that'll give me something to do tomorrow when mom is back to school - make it comfortable again ! Have a great day ;) love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie wins a gold watch !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

05/22/2016 02:01.23 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
Mom planted a lot of what she bought yesterday, but there's still at least a flat to go. She had to stop because she was getting sore legs and back. I hope she can finish today, but it's raining right now. The weather guessers said it would only get to 58 today, so we'll see. The rain is supposed to end by noon, too. Mom is leading 3 tours at the wildlife center today.
If people dropped off goodies for the baby shower last month, they could sign up for a tour of the center. The education folks picked this weekend for all the tours, but they were short handed, so mom volunteered to do some. There are 5 tours today and 5 more tomorrow, so she's helping out today. People can tour where the education animals are, but not the rehab patients. Mom will walk them by the nurseries, though, and they can peek in but they have to stay in the hall.
Hopefully the rain will have ended by then, so mom can show everyone the silver foxes and the raptor mews. They lost Maxina, one of the red tailed hawks, this week, but there are still others out there. Martha is off display, too, as she is raising a foster baby. Still, there are a lot of animals to see.
I hope you are having a great day today, and getting some sunshine, cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, 38 votes to 20k!, Peppino, vote Laka for BOTM & Falco, vote Laka, 259145, BOTM.

05/21/2016 07:56.43 AM Report This Comment  
  8547
Yesterday was such a pretty day - it would have been perfect if everybody was home with me ! G'pa's procedure went well - he's coming home later today. Daddy stayed with g'ma last night and mom came home to me - but don't worry, he called to say night-night, and I got so excited to hear his voice. I love to talk on the phone ! Later this morning mom'll head up to the g'parronts to see if g'ma needs anything at the market while daddy goes to pick g'pa up. She has to go anyway to get me my sugar snap peas ! !

Grey and cloudy - on and off again rain till Wednesday :( We'll see if mom can sneak between the drops and get the deck cleaned up for summer. It seems as if there's always something distracting her from getting the job done . . . hmmmmm - wonder what it could be ?

Come visit me, Cookie wins a gold watch !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

05/21/2016 03:07.48 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
This morning mom was assigned to do the recovery room. It was the first time in months that she's been in there. The little box turtle with the nail polish on his shell is coming clean; mom could actually see natural scutes on parts of his shell. She scrubbed him for the normal 5 minutes, and put him back in his clean cage. Now that spring is here, there are some different animals in the recovery room. Beside the turtles, there are some injured animals; a female mallard, a little garter snake, an opossum, and a peregrine falcon. Mom needed help to get the falcon out of her cage so she could clean it, but she put her back inside on her own. The opossum has babies in her pouch, so mom was extra careful with her, too. The snake came in with some injuries, and is bandaged, but keeps knocking the bandages loose. The mallard is pretty stressed, but mom managed to clean her cage with her inside it the whole time.
After the center, mom went to a local nursery to pick up some plants. She got some hanging baskets for the porch, and she thinks she has enough to fill all the containers on the patio and in front. There's a woodpecker who is excavating out a tree stump that mom has been using as a plant stand in the front of the house for years. There must have been some tasty tidbits in there, he/she has nearly the whole stump gone. The top is still there, but mom doesn't think she's putting any plants on it this year.
It's a sunny, warm day, in the mid 70s, so should be perfect for planting everything later on, when our blogs are done. I hope you are having a great day, getting some good spring weather, and of course, lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, 38 votes to 20k!, Peppino, vote Laka for BOTM & Falco, vote Laka, 259145, BOTM.

05/20/2016 07:05.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sky
Thanks God is Friday
I'm flying by
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Be a good birdie
We may not be able to blogg again until Monday or Tuesday
Have a greyt weekend
wings hugs
Your Pal, OKi

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05/20/2016 08:24.22 AM Report This Comment  
  8544
Happy Friday ! Mom and dad went to walk down by the river last night like they usually do . . . mom came home all excited to tell me about the flock of vultures hanging out near the pilings - she's seen them flying above, but never congregated (there were 5-6) and so close by !

Daddy is getting ready to leave now (4:20) cause g'pa has to be at the hospital at 6:00, he has his overnight bag packed - mom will head up after school for a while to be with g'ma and daddy, but she promised to come home early enough for my supper.

On and off rain from tomorrow till Wednesday here - YUCK ! That means I have to make the most of today ! At least it's supposed to be warm enough for me to holler out my window !

Come visit me, Cookie wins a gold watch !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

05/20/2016 02:02.02 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
Last night's dinner at the Village Inn was delicious. Mom had wedding soup (which isn't as good as what she makes, but it was okay), and their special, which was crab and shrimp stuffed pangasius. Her sis and brother in law enjoyed their Italian food, as well.
Today it's sunny and close to 70, so it's feeling more like spring. I hope your weather is as nice. Mom may get outside to do a few things, maybe even get the Chinese Lanterns planted today.
This morning mom had 2 tours in Dinosaurs with 4th grade classes. Have we ever mentioned that mom loves dinosaurs and 4th grade kids? (I know, countless times!) Today was such a fun day for mom at the museum, the kids were so sweet. She got interesting questions from them, too.
I hope your day is going well, and you are getting some well deserved attention, with lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, 38 votes to 20k!, Peppino, vote Laka for BOTM & Falco, vote Laka, 259145, BOTM.

05/19/2016 11:18.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sky
Thanks God is Thursday
I'm flying by
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Be a good birdie
See You tomorrow
Have a greyt week
wings hugs
Your pal, Oki

PS Yesterday Baby laid another egg. It would be her 13th egg in the last 3 years.

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05/19/2016 08:07.05 AM Report This Comment  
  My countdown has started ! 20, including today ! That's almost nothing . . .

The weather is starting to slowly warm up again - although next week doesn't look to good . . . wet, wet, wet :( Hopefully things will change by then so I can have my windows open and yell at all the trespassers on my road !

Tomorrow is g'pa's procedure - implanting the defribrillator - so daddy may or may not be home. He'll stay as long as g'ma needs him. G'pa is only supposed to stay overnight in the hospital and come home on Saturday. Mom will go up Saturday and take g'ma out marketing while daddy stays with g'pa. I'll miss daddy !

Don't forget to go try your wing at NAME THAT TUNE on page 231616 ! Have a great Thursday ! love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie wins a gold watch !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

05/19/2016 02:19.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi handsome!!!
Dad has been having trouble with blog diapering too!!!

And then there are the ones that double or triple post!!!

I have been hearing about BC shutting down again before next year again. Hope we can get our anniversary in first.

We can have a big party at the TPB&G!!!!!

Yours forever.
Mrs BB Thrift

Come visit me, Mrs BB- Ready for the BC Derby, TPB&G., Laka is sitting on the casthe throne now, Charley Bird, The Bird. Lets play BazBall !!!!!!, Sugar, Pippo & Mei Mei Cooking at the KB Cafe & Buba, ready for the race.

05/18/2016 09:17.31 PM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
Thanks for visiting me!
Today mom had 2 eighth grade tours in Ancient Egypt. She hasn't spent a lot of time this spring in that particular hall, so it was kind of a nice break from the dinosaurs and North American wildlife. I think she's back in dinosaurs tomorrow, though. These kids were pretty interested in the topic, and loved the touchable stuff, too.
Tonight mom is going to dinner with her sister and brother in law, and they are going on an Alaskan cruise tomorrow. She won't see them until next weekend when the pool opens. They are going to a nice restaurant nearby which specializes in Italian food, so they should all be able to find something good to eat.
It's still pretty chilly here. It rained this morning and is still cloudy. It's about 58 out there, too. I hope you are having a great day today, and getting lots of sunshine, cuddles, and scritches. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, 38 votes to 20k!, Peppino, vote Laka for BOTM & Falco, vote Laka, 259145, BOTM.

05/18/2016 11:44.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sky
Thanks God is Wednesday
I'm flying by
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Be a good birdie
See You tomorrow
Have a greyt week
wings hugs
Your Pal, OKi

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05/18/2016 11:16.10 AM Report This Comment  
  happy humpday mr. Sky
Boy ! Last night got chilly again - mom got up for an extra blanket ! And it had warmed up nicely during the day . . . in fact with the sun shining it felt almost like springtime again ! And the expected rain never showed up !

I got to have my first blueberry of the season last night ! Do you know what beautiful designs those things make on the walls ? Now if I could just get a strawberry to go with it - it'd not only be beautiful, it'd be colorful ! !

I'll be busy today - mom is wanting to clean up my cage (again) when she gets home. What's with that ? Just when I get it right ? Not fair ! !

Happy humpday ! love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie wins a gold watch !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

05/18/2016 02:08.15 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
It's still chilly here, only 59 at 1:30 today. It's still cloudy, too, so that's part of the reason. Mom had to pick up plants from the deck today. Apparently a squirrel got into one of the pots, upended it, and spilled dirt out of some of the others, too. She's had plants out there hardening off for a few days. She had them all in the kitchen the other night when we had the hard freeze warning, but put them out again yesterday.
On Sunday, mom, her daughter, and Anna went to dinner at a Thai restaurant. Anna surprised them both by picking up the tab! Mom thinks it made her happy to buy for everyone for a change. Mom still left the tip. The food was great, and everyone loved their meals. When mom got home, she made fudge for today's docent meeting and luncheon.
So after the meeting this morning, the docents had their spring pot luck lunch. This means that mom won't have to cook tonight, as she ate a lot for lunch. Mom's fudge is usually a big hit, and today was no exception. Not as many people stayed for lunch, though, so she had to bring some back home.
We're not doing anything special for the rest of the day, just kind of hanging out with mom. That suits us just fine, though. I hope you are having a great day, getting lots of cuddles and scritches, and maybe even some sunshine. Hugs, Peppino

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05/17/2016 11:36.45 AM Report This Comment  
  hey there mr. Sky
Happy Tuesday :) After yesterday's waking up to temps in the 30's at least today is in the 40's and during the day it should be heading near 60 again even though we're supposed to have rain :( I think we're paying now for having had such a mild winter. Should be near normal again by the end of the week.

Last night I kept mom hopping by tossing my Spongebob top to the floor and hoping it would spin - she'd come by and spin it for me on my gym so I could grab it and toss it again. So much more fun for her than toe touches ! It's hard work trying to keep her in shape !

Come visit me, Cookie wins a gold watch !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

05/17/2016 02:14.51 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
started out with a frost warning overnight, but it's warmed up to 60 already. It's sunny out there, which helps a lot.
This morning mom went to the center early so she could take Falco to the vet. She was assigned the avian nursery with another person, so they both fed babies, and cleaned other cages in between. Mom got the whole side bank of cages done (about 12 occupied) during her shift, while feeding the 20 minute baby, the 30 and 45 minute babies, too. The other lady fed some of the 45 minute babies and fledglings, and the 60 minute ones. Of course, that means cleaning the incubators every time, as well.
When she got home, she took Falco to the vet for the last time! Dr. Pleban had to search under her new feathers for the booboo, and she said it's healed now. That's great news, no more collar, and Falco can finally take a bath. She's been waiting forever! Now mom can call Bree, too, to get all our pedicures done soon.
Falco was preening as soon as that thing came off! She told us it felt so good to get to those neck feathers and make sure they are all in good shape. Mom posted some new pics of her with those new fluffy feathers coming in.
I hope you are having a wonderful day, getting lots of sun and cuddles. Hugs, Peppino

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05/16/2016 11:01.09 AM Report This Comment  
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Do you want to know what time it is ?

Brrrrr . . . that's what I have to say this morning ! Record lows overnight - all the way back down to the 30's - yesterday only reached 54 all day ! Definitely not May like weather . . . it's supposed to warm up little by little throughout the week though. I sure hope so cause while mom and dad were gone to the g'parronts yesterday, I had a hard time yelling at trespassers on MY road !

Back to school this morning for mom - boy, these weekends go way too fast for my liking. I can't wait till she's home with me all day again . . .

Have a great day this Monday - love you ! Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie wins a gold watch !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

05/16/2016 01:43.54 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
Congratulations to all the winners from the Milonga Derby last night; Jenny, Cookie, and Chyna for their first place wins, especially, but also Dixie and Raffikki for place and show in the race. It was a wonderful evening, great party! Thanks to all who helped to make it possible, especially Chyna and the regular milonga crew.
It's really chilly here today, in the mid 40s and not going anywhere all day. Mom is off, so was going to get some planting done, but that's out the window now. I suspect she'll spend some time catching up on reading instead. She's started collecting her summer stash of books, but there are a few science ones in there that she wants to read, too. There's one by Bill Nye, another called the Sixth Extinction, and the one she can't wait to get to called the Field Guide to Mesozoic Birds and other Winged Dinosaurs.
Tonight she and the family celebrate with Mother's day dinner out. Her daughter made reservations, and mom isn't sure where they are going, but is sure it will be good. I hope you are having a great day, getting lots of the sunshine and good weather we are lacking, as well as lots of well deserved attention today. Hugs, Peppino

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05/15/2016 09:03.46 AM Report This Comment  
  8530
What an incredible night last night was ! Everybird was a winner just because we had so much fun :) Thanks to miss Chyna, Kiddo, Sam and the Scruffy Birds, Lizzie and all the photographers it took ! A true labor of love :)

Mom's tooth feels better - now if the "hinge" of her jaw weren't still sore . . . it hurts to open her mouth too wide - like when she eats !

Last night mom and dad went on a short walk - only about a half hour, because all of a sudden the skies got dark and then plop, plop, plop came the rain. On the way home those skies dumped ! Hopefully today will be better - it's supposed to be a lot cooler this week - high 50's low 60's - more like April than May . . .

Have a wonderful day basking in the memories of last night :) love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie wins a gold watch !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

05/15/2016 02:06.38 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
Mom had 4 mini tours today at the museum. The numbers were weird, though. She had 7 on her first tour, 5 on the second one, then 23(!) for the third tour, and 6 for the final one. They were all in Dinosaur Hall, which mom likes, but those numbers were strange. Today in Oakland, and also at the Music Hall at the museum, there were a lot of graduations going on. The parking lot at the museum was filling up quickly when mom got there, and there were lots of family groups walking around in the museum, we think either waiting for the ceremonies to start, or celebrating the end of them.
It's a gloomy looking cool day with rain off and on all day, too.
This is going to be one exciting race tonight! We've placed our bets and can't wait to see who wins the Milonga Derby! Hope to see you there, but meanwhile get lots of well deserved attention. Hugs, Peppino

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05/14/2016 12:13.38 PM Report This Comment  
  8528
Mom had all the prep work done for the crown and the temporary put on yesterday - it hurt more than the surgery ! ! She barely slept last night so today will be a quiet day here - maybe I'll rest with her so I'll be ready for tonight . . . just one more visit June 10 for the permanent crown to be put on . . .

If she's up to it and the weather cooperates, she'll start cleaning up deck furniture this morning before uncle Frank comes - otherwise that'll wait till one day after school. Of which might I add number 23 :)

See you later ! love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie wins a gold watch !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

05/14/2016 02:20.01 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
This morning mom was surprised to arrive at the wildlife center and see her name for feeding baby birds. There weren't that many there on Monday. She collected timers from everyone who had them, and she took charge of the 20, 30, 45, and 60 minute timers. The very youngest babies get fed every 20 minutes, etc. The 30 minute incubator had about 25 baby birds, starlings, jays, robins, etc. and all of them with their mouths wide open every time mom opened the porthole. As you might guess, the shift went quickly and mom stayed busy. What goes in has to come out, right? So she spent the time feeding, then cleaning and supplying new nests to the babies after each feeding. A sparrow who was on the 60 minute timer escaped its cage, and was flying around for awhile, but it was caught and put back before mom left. The 60 minute birds are not in incubators, but in the fledgling cages, and they get hand fed fledgling food every hour. In addition, their cages contain foods they will eat once they are released, because that's part of the weaning process. They figure it out soon enough, then can go into a bigger aviary until they are released as adults.
The center has added 18 interns for the spring/summer season. These are college students majoring in biology, ecology, or pre veterinary science who need some hands on experience with the animals. Mom met 5 of them today while they were in the nursery learning how to medicate and provide PT to injured birds.
It's a beautiful day outside, so mom is going to weed the right side of the walkway. The left needs done again, too, though. It was just done a week ago, but those weeds sure pop up fast. We have one iris in bloom, and several more ready to pop open. Mom also put pinwheels around the peace rose in an attempt to discourage the deer. We'll see if that works, haha.
I hope you are having a great day today, getting some good spring weather and lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, 38 votes to 20k!, Peppino, vote Laka for BOTM & Falco, vote Laka, 259145, BOTM.

05/13/2016 10:49.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sky
Thanks God Is Friday
I'm flying by
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your daily votie
Be a good birdie
See You tomorrow
Have a greyt weekend
wings hugs
Your Pal, Oki


Tommorrow we may not able to blog because some repairs will be made in our apartment. We may not be able to blog again until Monday. However next Sunday will be Baby's Hatchday #13. Today Baby laid an egg on her sunflower seed bowl. ups....

Come visit me, Baby/Vote10K BCWarriors263181/mou- rningChiper257319 & Oki,/Vote BOTM Laka259145/Mourning Gizmo.

05/13/2016 08:52.17 AM Report This Comment  
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Guess what ? Mom got home from the gym and there was a message from her dentist's office . . . there's an opening at 4:00 TODAY ! ! She'll be late coming home and then have to go back out (spring concert night at school), but it's a whole month earlier than the appointment they bumped up for her on Wednesday ! ! Woooo Hooooo ! The other silly thing waiting for her was a Certificate of Completion from the periodontist ! Such a silly man ! Now if only her car would come sooner too, she'd be a really happy mom :)

Today is supposed to be drizzly with rain later - sounds like a good day for me to nap and wait . . . tomorrow too - and daddy's uncle Frank and his wife are coming for a visit - so much for cookout :(

OK, I'm off to the stable to see Alysheba today if you're looking for me ! I've got a bag of cheese doodles to share with him and his friends :) Happy Friday :) love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie wins a gold watch !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

05/13/2016 01:55.26 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sky
Thanks God is Thursday
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your daily votie
Be a good birdie
See You tomorrow
Have a greyt week
wings hugs
Your Pal, OKi

Come visit me, Baby/Vote10K BCWarriors263181/mou- rningChiper257319 & Oki,/Vote BOTM Laka259145/Mourning Gizmo.

05/12/2016 10:16.23 AM Report This Comment  
  the weather is finally improved !
Yesterday turned out to be a lovely day - we're finally in the low 70's :) Lots of sunshine too - mom came straight home from school - her dentist called to try to work something out with her appointment since the surgeon called him . . . but cause of school they were only able to move it up a week - but they did put mom at the top of the list for any late afternoon cancellations. So wings crossed - with the warm weather she wants ice cream ! !

Today is the day mom takes the g'nephew for his gym class - it reminds her of when she took his mom every week for dance - they always stop at the bakery for a cookie :)

Well, I'm off to the stable to work with Alysheba - only a couple days till Milonga Derby ! ! love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie wins a gold watch !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

05/12/2016 01:26.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sky
Thanks God is Wednesday
I'm flying by
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your daily votie
Be a good birdie
See You tomorrow
Have a greyt week
wings hugs
Your Pal, Oki

next Sunday will be Baby's Hatchday #13

Come visit me, Baby/Vote10K BCWarriors263181/mou- rningChiper257319 & Oki,/Vote BOTM Laka259145/Mourning Gizmo.

05/11/2016 04:17.46 PM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
The vet thinks one more week with the collar on ought to do it for Falco. She's healing nicely, but Dr. Pleban doesn't want to chance taking the collar off before she is totally healed. She was running late yesterday, and mom had a car appointment at 1:30, so she barely had time to drop off Falco and get out to the car place. Everything is up to date now, including the inspection stickers, so mom is good to go for another year.
Today mom had 2 tours in Dinosaurs. The first one was with second grade, and they were surprisingly well behaved. Of course they had 3 chaperones, so that may have been part of it. The second group, after an hour's break, was 4th grade. That's mom's favorite age, it was her favorite grade to teach, too. They were wonderful, and their teacher took notes all through the tour. At the end, the kids hugged mom, something that happens very rarely at the museum. Even the teacher told mom she learned a lot today, though.
Now mom is home, and just went through the email. Apparently we missed all the brouhaha with BC, since it's up and running just fine right now. Thanks, DJ and whoever else sent notes to i5 for all of us.
It's a great day today, although it started off cool, cloudy, and rainy. When mom left the museum it was sunny and over 70 degrees! It may just be spring at last!
This is the last day to vote in the Milonga hat contest, so don't forget to go there. If you didn't get to vote yesterday, I bet they will still accept your votes today. I hope you are having a great day today, and getting lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, 38 votes to 20k!, Peppino, vote Laka for BOTM & Falco, vote Laka, 259145, BOTM.

05/11/2016 11:59.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sky
Thanks God is Tuesday
I'm flying by
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your daily votie
Be a good birdie
See You tomorrow
Have a greyt week
wings hugs
Your Pal, OKi

next Sunday will be my Hatchday #13

Come visit me, Baby/Vote10K BCWarriors263181/mou- rningChiper257319 & Oki,/Vote BOTM Laka259145/Mourning Gizmo.

05/10/2016 11:58.10 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
We're hoping to see the sun in a few days, but right now it's in the low 50s, and rainy. Mom and the dogs had a short walk, but they had to stop and talk to Jeff, since he was outside working in his garden in the rain. He dropped off several plants yesterday, so mom is going to have to get busy planting soon.
Today, though, is not the day to start. It's vet appointment day for Falco, then when they get back, mom has to take the car to get inspected and serviced. She'll have plenty of reading material with her, since she's going to have to wait for the car, and probably wait in the vet's office, too.
I hope you are having a great spring day with lots of sun, cuddles, and scritches coming your way. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, 38 votes to 20k!, Peppino, vote Laka for BOTM & Falco, vote Laka, 259145, BOTM.

05/10/2016 07:47.01 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Tuesday :) It feels so good here now that the sun has returned - it reached mid-60's yesterday and by tomorrow and Thursday it's supposed to be near 70 ! Hellooooo spring :)

Today is mom's (hopefully) last visit to the surgeon after school. She'll get the AOK from him as to when she can head back to her dentist to start working on that crown . . . she just wishes it weren't such a long drawn out process - the area is still sensitive to heat, cold (no ice cream ! ! !) and acidy foods . . . The good news of the day though, is daddy is staying home to go mow the g'parronts' lawn. He promised to go this morning and come home ASAP to play with me ! In the meantime I will work on building my heap and keeping an eye on the outdoor goings on . . .

You have a terrific Tuesday and remember : I love you ! Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie wins a gold watch !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

05/10/2016 01:46.06 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
Yesterday was a good Mother's day, mom picked up her new glasses, then got those coupons credited back to her gift card at Bed, Bath, etc. Then she stopped to see Aunt Ginny, who had made brunch for her kids. Mom ate there, because there were a lot of leftovers.
When mom got home, there was a message from her daughter, so she called. Jamie and her husband brought over pizza and salad for dinner, as well as some gorgeous flowers for mom. Of course, they brought plants, not cut flowers: a huge begonia and some oriental lilies. They also brought over a new wind chime. Mom loves those things.
This morning at the center, mom did all the raptor mews, then cleaned the turtle pen. The baby great horned owls are doing quite well, and everyone else looked good, too. She also had the timer for the half hour incubator, so she was feeding baby birds in between the rest. She also managed to get a bunch of dishes done on her shift. It's that time of year when dishes and laundry pile up if nobody pitches in.
It's only about 55 degrees and cloudy right now, so the doors are closed. I guess we won't be going outside today. I hope you are having a good day there, getting lots of sunshine as well as cuddles. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, 38 votes to 20k!, Peppino, vote Laka for BOTM & Falco, vote Laka, 259145, BOTM.

05/09/2016 10:23.49 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sky
Thanks God is Monday
I'm flying by
your page to stamp U
your daily votie
Be a good birdie
See You tomorrow
Have a greyt week
wings hugs
Your Pal, OKi

Come visit me, Baby/Vote10K BCWarriors263181/mou- rningChiper257319 & Oki,/Vote BOTM Laka259145/Mourning Gizmo.

05/09/2016 08:26.06 AM Report This Comment  
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