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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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  Hi Sky
Thanks God today is Monday
I'm flying by
your page to stamp U
your daily votie
Be a good birdie
see U tomorrow
Have a greyt week
wings hugs
Your Pal, Oki

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02/08/2016 03:02.16 PM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
Happy Chinese New Year Everybirdie! It's the Year of the Monkey, I wonder if that gives us all a chance to act like monkeys all year long? Congratulations to the Broncos, too. We didn't watch the game, but Lady Gaga did one great job with the National Anthem, and Beyonce did a fine halftime show. We tuned in to that to see Santana play a little.
Mom finished the Pterosaur book, watched the videos from the AMNH website, watched the Puppy Bowl, and even turned on the Fish Bowl for a few minutes.
Mom cleaned the mammal nursery today, with 3 squirrels and 2 possums, all adults. None of them was ready to go outside yet, though, they each need some extra care. The little flying squirrel has a stash of around 2 pounds of nuts that she's keeping in a pillowcase in her cage. Everyone is letting her keep them. We think when she gets released, she'll have a stash to start with in the spring.
Someone brought in a fennec fox! These guys are desert foxes who live in the Sahara. He said he found it on his back porch, didn't know what it was, and brought it to us. The poor little thing is emaciated and dehydrated, as well as blind in one eye. They are keeping him in the treatment room for now and trying to bulk him up a little. If he survives, we think he'll be going to the zoo or to some kind of sanctuary. It makes mom so angry when people take wild animals and try to make them pets. There are enough dogs, cats, and other animals who make good pets already.
It's supposed to snow here tonight through Wednesday, but we'll see what happens. Those guys are wrong probably more than they are right. I hope you are having a great day, getting lots of cuddles and scritches today. Hugs, Peppino

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02/08/2016 11:32.59 AM Report This Comment  
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Happy Monday ! Snow coming in - not much luckily - 5-8 between today and Wednesday, mostly in the form of snow showers. It's just not all at once, so it should be easy to take care of and probably means no time off for mom ! Last night me and mom watched PuppyBowl while daddy had the tv on in the other room - I tried my wing at tossing a feetball off the table to mom and did pretty darn well ! My favorite part was the popcorn ! !

Daddy is home today so I'll have lots of out of cage time. He has an appointment with the accountant this afternoon to get the taxes done. I hope there's enough of a refund for lots of toys and treats !

Have a great Monday :) love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie says VOTE for LAKA page # 259145, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

02/08/2016 02:27.10 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sky
Thanks God today is Sunday
I'm flying by
your page to stamp U
your daily votie
Be a good birdie
Go to churchif U can
see U tomorrow if we can
Have a greyt weekend
wings hugs
Your pal, Oki

PS We may not blogg tomorrow

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02/07/2016 12:14.06 PM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
We now have images of pterosaurs on all of our pages. Mom tried to photograph the book on Pterosaurs, but it's shiny and that didn't work well. We got some images from the AMNH website to show everyone, and if you want to look it up for yourselves, this page shows a lot of what's in the exhibit and the book. We're just teasing you with a few images. You can go to AMNH.org/pterosaurs and see for yourself lots of what's on display. There have been about 150 different species of pterosaur fossils found, ranging in size from ones that will fit in your hand to Quetzlcoatlus northropi, which has a wing span about the length of a city bus and weighed between 180-250 kilograms! That's 550 lbs. at its heaviest. He stood about the height of a giraffe.
You might be able to access some of the short movies that are being shown, too. One big thing to remember is that they are NOT dinosaurs. They, like crocodiles and dinosaurs, all belong to the archosaur family, but they are cousins, at best. One of the things mom loved seeing is that they all had a fine hairy coating, probably to keep them warm.
I hope everyone wasn't bored by that, mom is finding them very interesting. Don't forget to vote in the milonga contest today and every day. I hope you are having a sunny day today. We are, and the temps are already in the 40s, but we know the cold is coming back soon. Make sure you get lots of attention today! Lots of cuddles and scritches should be coming your way. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, Vote Laka for BOTM, Peppino, vote Laka for BOTM & Falco, vote Laka, 259145, BOTM.

02/07/2016 09:03.02 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Sunday ! Day three of a lovely weekend ! After what happened Friday, mom decided to check the weather each morning - now it looks like (according to the local weather channel) snow again Monday into Tuesday . . . but WeatherChannel says only 1-3 inches on Tuesday. So she still doesn't know !

Sadly, I will be in lock-up for a while today since mom and dad have some grocery shopping to do and a trip to WildBirds Unlimited for seed . . . hopefully, they'll be home early ! After all tonight's the game ! Daddy doesn't care much about either team, but there'll be good treats and snacks !

Have a lovely Sunday full of love :) Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie says VOTE for LAKA page # 259145, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

02/07/2016 02:39.35 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
We finally got some pics posted of the new chair: the first pic in the gallery is a close up of the pattern, but doesn't show the colors well, so the second one is the colors. The pillow on there is one mom cross stitched a few years ago. The third pic is mom's left hand, new polish.
Mom was at the museum today doing another spotlight of Archaeopteryx for a couple of hours. It was much more relaxed than last week, though. She only saw about 90 people. It's always fun to do those spotlights, because there are lots of interesting questions and comments.
The weather today is in the mid 40s, it's really sunny and pretty, too. We think that's not going to last long, though we can't complain about winter this year. It's been really mild.
Now that mom is home, she's ours, all ours, for the rest of the day! We hope you will all go to the milonga page and vote every day for each category. If you don't have the page number, go to my aviary and hit the biggest avatar, the pink and purple one.
Have a great day today, get lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Peppino

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02/06/2016 01:00.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sky
Thanks God today is Saturday
I'm flying by
your page to stamp U
your daily votie
Be a good birdie
see U tomorrow
Have a greyt weekend
wings hugs
Your Pal, Oki

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

02/06/2016 09:06.28 AM Report This Comment  
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Remember yesterday I told you no snow in the near future ? Well, listen to this ! Mom finished my blogs yesterday morning and peeked out the window - there were a few flurries, as predicted, so she got ready to get in the shower. By the time she got out the sky was white ! Snow ! Fast and furious ! The phone rang . . . 2 hour delay. So mom made blueberry scones for me and dad . . . it was still snowing like crazy when the phone rang again - SNOW DAY ! Three day weekend ! We had a great lazy day . . . skritches, fetch and television - I even got one of the blueberries :)

Today is heading up to the mid to upper 30's so lots of it should melt. Another shot of it on Tuesday - mom's been dvr'ing reruns of the JOHNNY CARSON show to see in the morning (since she can't stay awake to watch them at night like when she was a kid) Maybe she needs to watch the WeatherChannel instead ! !

Have a great day and don't forget, today is the last day to try your wing at the love songs over at NAME THAT TUNE on page 231616 !

Love to you :) Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie says VOTE for LAKA page # 259145, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

02/06/2016 03:07.37 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
We just got our electric meter replaced. The guy told mom our power would be out for 10 seconds, so mom shut down the computer and waited. He just drove away, and the power never went off. Mom is going to have to see if the new meter is out there.
We had a few snow flurries this morning, but it's all clear and sunny now. It's supposed to warm into the mid 40s tomorrow, too, but today's high is only around 38. It's been a mild winter so far.
This morning mom and Asmita, another volunteer, had the Runs to clean. That is an area where some of the education animals live, and there are some rehab patients in there too. The education animals in there are the turkey vultures, Sid, Vince, and Tony, and the 5 turtles. There are also some snapping turtles in there, a beautiful male mallard, a porcupine, and a broad winged hawk. It's always an interesting place to clean, because you never know who's going to be in there.
Mom is going out to dinner tonight with her sister, but she's ours for the rest of the day. We put some of our latest reads on the library page for anyone who's interested. I hope you are having a great day and getting lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, Vote Laka for BOTM, Peppino, vote Laka for BOTM & Falco, vote Laka, 259145, BOTM.

02/05/2016 11:16.58 AM Report This Comment  
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It's Friday ! That means it's almost the weekend :) Even better ? Mom has just next week and then it's mid-winter break - a whole week off ! She enjoys this one lots cause there's nothing much to do but relax and play (with me of course !)

School spirit day so mom has to find her gold sweater this morning (school colors are blue and gold) . . . the kids have just a half day and then it's the faculty meeting. Hopefully there isn't too much on the agenda and she'll be home early !

The weather is still mild - a little chillier and the weather guessers are talking a dusting for Tuesday - but nothing big ! Don't mind old man winter so much like this !

Don't forget to try your wing at LOVE SONGS over at NAME THAT TUNE on page 231616 ! ! !

Come visit me, Cookie says VOTE for LAKA page # 259145, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

02/05/2016 02:34.07 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
Mom made that joke about 20 minute lunch because for many years at school, that's all the time teachers got for lunch. Mom's lunch yesterday was longer than 20 minutes, they spent over 2 hours talking and looking at old and new pictures. Mom had a great time.
I haven't even looked at the new chair yet. Falco keeps going over there and getting chased off, though.
This morning mom had a tour with 4 year old kids again. They were there to learn about animals, and their chaperons insisted on the full hour tour! By the end of 45 minutes, mom's group and all the others she could see were getting restless, wandering off, talking to each other, etc, but mom, like the other docents, kept on going for the hour. Mom also found out that she can't take pics in the Pterosaur exhibit. She suspected as much, because the usual rule in the museum is that what belongs to them can be photographed, but not what doesn't. There is a nice book that mom will buy which goes along with the exhibit. Maybe we'll be able to share pics from there.
Now that she's home, mom is ours for the rest of the day. She got a load of laundry done the other day, so maybe today she'll get sheets and towels done, too. You never know...
I hope you are having a great day, getting lots of cuddles and scritches. Don't forget to submit your pics for the Valentine contest on the Milonga page. Voting starts tomorrow! Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, Vote Laka for BOTM, Peppino, vote Laka for BOTM & Falco, vote Laka, 259145, BOTM.

02/04/2016 10:48.18 AM Report This Comment  
  The rain is over and it washed all the snow away - there are just teeny tiny piles where the plows left it at the sides of the roads. Now it's supposed to start cooling down some - still above normal by a few degrees, but at least no more snow other than a few snow showers next Tuesday . . .

I squawked till mom let me crawl into her lap last night - she was doing a puzzle and boy I wanted to get my beak on that ! So she got me out my puzzle book (one she picked up at the $1 store) and I did one too !

No other news from my corner of the world ! Have a great Thursday :) love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie says VOTE for LAKA page # 259145, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

02/04/2016 02:27.38 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
The chair is here! Falco landed on it first thing, but mom chased her off. We don't know why. We'll post a pic later. Willie got 3 new toys for his hatchday, so he was happily making toothpicks last night.
Today we are writing a short blog, because mom is meeting a couple of other retired teachers for lunch. She has to be there at 11:30, so it sounds like the old days at school. We are hoping they will have more than 20 minutes to eat, haha! After that, she has a ton of errands to run. We need wild bird food, she needs to return a gift, check out what happened to her Barnes and Noble membership, get to the bird warehouse here and buy more pellets, and a few other things. We think she'll be gone all afternoon, even if lunch is only 20 minutes long.
I hope you are having a great day, getting lots of attention as is your right! Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, Vote Laka for BOTM, Peppino, vote Laka for BOTM & Falco, vote Laka, 259145, BOTM.

02/03/2016 07:52.14 AM Report This Comment  
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Dreary, wind blown rain all day today ! Yuck ! At least mom promised to come home early - I have a wondrous fortress built that I'm waiting to share - remember the new glasses my Laura bought for mom ? Well, inside the box were cardboard dividers and boy do they make good fortress walls ! ! ! I put them up on my gym with all my toys inside :)

The kids in mom's class are really funny sometimes - their gym teacher was out yesterday and when the announcement was made that gym classes would be cancelled, one little girl asked if they could play King George III and the colonists ! Mom says they really learned the vocabulary word "rebellion" ! ! har har har

Have a happy humpday :) Love Cookie

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02/03/2016 02:05.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Avast there good matey!
I’ve come by to invite you to my 11th Hatchday Pirate Party over on me page. There ye will find in the “How I met my owner” section of my profile some limericks that I’ve brought back from the far corners of the world to share with you! If ye feel compelled to write some words of yer own on my page, please try to keep it clean & with the rules of this good BC in mind. Garrr….there were many that I couldn’t share with ye because of it being a bit risqué . It wouldn’t be much of a “pirate” limerick without such things but pillaging & dismemberment will have to satisfy ye!

Bring a good appetite & be prepared for some ale & rum, lads & lassies! ’Tis a fair day fer turnin’ 11! (aye-aye). See ye real soon! Sam bows & waves with his pirate hat “goodbye”.

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02/03/2016 12:20.03 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
Today is groundhog day, and we don't know what Phil said yet. By the way, it's normal for a male groundhog to get up this time of year and go visit the females in his territory. He'll bed down when his visits are over, and get up with the girls in the spring.
The new chair comes today, and it's going to look kind of funny with the old sofa, but that will only be a couple of months. They gave mom a spray to put on the new furniture which is supposed to be eco friendly, and it doesn't seem to have any odor, so mom will spray the chair tonight, but she'll probably move it into the dining room to do that, just in case. It's supposed to make the upholstery more stain resistant.
There's not much going on today, just some general chores, a little shopping (we're out of Falco food, grapes and broccoli), some laundry, and maybe that book will get finished today.
I hope you are having a good day, getting lots of cuddles and scritches, and a ton of attention. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, Vote Laka for BOTM, Peppino, vote Laka for BOTM & Falco, vote Laka, 259145, BOTM.

02/02/2016 08:41.39 AM Report This Comment  
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Happy Groundhog Day !

If Candlemas Day be fair and bright
Winter will have another flight,
But if it be dark with clouds and rain,
Winter is gone and will not come again !
(old Scottish rhyme)

On this day wayyyyy back in 1985, mom had a snow day from school and she and daddy went to pick out her diamond ! So that's how Groundhog Day is celebrated here !

Another warm day - yesterday was in the mid 40's - amazing February weather ! Hope you have a good one :) love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie says VOTE for LAKA page # 259145, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

02/02/2016 02:08.02 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
It's pretty nice here today, in the high 40s to low 50s but cloudy. We hope the plants aren't too upset with this winter, because we know they need the cold to produce pretty springtime flowers. Mom keeps telling them to stay underground for awhile longer. Since the weather is so mild, folks at the wildlife center have a pool going for when the first baby squirrels will arrive. The earliest date is next week, the latest is around March 20th. Mom thinks around the 16th of March, but that's probably too late. Squirrels breed according to photoperiod, not weather, so she might be right after all. Owls and hawks have already laid eggs, or will do so soon, so their babies can take advantage of spring, too.
Today at the center was disinfection day. Mom and another volunteer were assigned to do the menagerie. It takes a long time to disinfect, so 2 people or more are needed in a large area. Mom did some laundry and dishes, and prepared diets for the animals in the menagerie while waiting for the bleach to take effect. (Once everything in the enclosure is either discarded or otherwise removed for cleaning, the walls, floor, and ceiling are sprayed with disinfectant, which has to sit for 10 minutes.) It's a monthly protocol in the menagerie.
Now that she's home, she's with us the rest of the day, YAY! I think she might do some laundry, but otherwise she'll be playing with us and reading.
I hope you are having a great day today, and getting lots of parront time, cuddles, and scritches. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, Vote Laka for BOTM, Peppino, vote Laka for BOTM & Falco, vote Laka, 259145, BOTM.

02/01/2016 11:33.17 AM Report This Comment  
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Happy February ! Where did January go ? Only another day till we find out if spring is coming sooner or later . . . it's not been too bad a winter in my part of the world :) Even the wild birds aren't at the feeders this year like they were last - except for last week's snowstorm !

My Laura came to see me yesterday ! At Christmas she was teasing mom cause there weren't enough glasses that matched for everyone at the table (what's wrong with that eclectic look ?) So when she came across some while out shopping, she picked them up - now mom has 10 of each size - and they're pretty too ! Now mom just has to clean out the glass shelf in the cabinet !

Happy Monday - and enjoy your day :) love Cookie

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02/01/2016 02:04.36 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
Wow, we are here, and hope we can get all our blogs done before this messes up again. Mom tried twice today to sign on unsuccessfully. This is the third time, maybe it will work now.
Yesterday mom saw nearly 160 people at her station with the archaeopteryx skull and cast of the Berlin fossil. You've probably seen that one in books, it's very famous. After her shift, she went to see the new Pterosaurs exhibit. It's wonderful! There are models hanging above, including Quetzlcoatlus northropi fleshed out. We have one in the T Rex exhibit, a fossil cast, but seeing it 'in the flesh' is just overwhelming. That guy had a wing span the length of a bus. There were also some tiny ones, one fuzzy one with a frog mouth, several that we have on display, and some great pics of their crests. Mom will try for pics next time she's there, but the hall was so crowded yesterday taking pics was impossible. There are also 3 places where you can stand and fly like a pterosaur. When you move your arms, the pterosaur on the screen moves with you! Mom couldn't get close to that, the lines were long. There are some films about fossilization and the work that Dr. Habib did to put this together. By the way he was there in Dinosaur hall answering questions when mom was there with the Archaeopteryx. He was near the T Rex exhibit at a table.
Today mom went out and bought a new sofa and chair for the living room. The sofa we have is getting worn on the arms and seat from mom pulling dog hair off all the time. The wing chair is over 30 years old, so it's time to update a little.
The chair will be here Tuesday, but the sofa will not be ready for at least 8 weeks, possibly 12. Pics will be coming, though!
I hope everyone had a great day today, got lots of cuddles and scritches. We're in bed already, we gave mom a list of things to say. By the way, it was in the 60s today! Felt like spring. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, Vote Laka for BOTM, Peppino, vote Laka for BOTM & Falco, vote Laka, 259145, BOTM.

01/31/2016 08:04.30 PM Report This Comment  
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Can you believe it's February tomorrow and we're supposed to be in the 40's all week - even nearing 50 for Wed. and Thurs. ? What a weather pattern we're in this winter - sure hope it doesn't confuse all the plants !

After some marketing, mom and dad will be home for household chores - so I'll be busy today supervising - especially that vacuum ! I have to guard my heap carefully ever since the time daddy sucked up one of my foot toys ! And I know mom is making baked macaroni and cheese today too ! I love macaroni ! ! ! In fact anything that keeps our moms home is worthwhile ! ! !

Happy Sunday - enjoy yourself and hope there's lots of love and skritches in your day ! love Cookie

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01/31/2016 02:54.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sky
Thanks God today is Saturday
I'm flying by
your page to stamp U
your daily votie
Be a good birdie
see U tomorrow
Have a greyt weekend
wings hugs
Your Pal, Oki

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016................

The parront will be on vacation from next Monday tru next Friday. She will be in NYC. We may not blogg daily.

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01/30/2016 08:33.46 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
Mom is working at the museum today for Super Science day and the opening of Pterosaurs. She will finally get to see the exhibit after she finishes her shift in Dinosaur hall with the Archaeopteryx. She thinks both the skull and the cast fossil of the Berlin one will be available for hands on spotlight today.
I hope you are having a great day and getting lots of playtime, cuddles, and scritches. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, Vote Laka for BOTM, Peppino, vote Laka for BOTM & Falco, vote Laka, 259145, BOTM.

01/30/2016 06:56.56 AM Report This Comment  
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Happy Saturday ! Of course, mom and dad will head up to the g'parronts (and pick up my sugar snap peas too !) I hope they come home early cause mom has NO work in her bookbag this weekend - all her report cards are finished - so the time will be all mine :)

We'll finish up with the Valentine's and maybe even do a page in her coloring book - and of course, I'll beat her in dice ! The only downside is she says she will need to move the vacuum around - I've been on a red chili pepper kick - I LOVE those things ! ! ! Only I leave pepper dust and crumbles all over and it makes both her and daddy sneeze ! Then so do I - and I have such good manners I always say "thank you" before anyone ever says "bless you" !

Have a great Saturday - love to all of you ! Cookie

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01/30/2016 02:15.37 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
8264. Dinner last night with sis and brother in law was fun. Mom always loves seeing family and sharing stories.
This morning mom was up bright and early to feed us and the dogs, then go to the museum for training. Dr. Habib(the guy who set up this traveling exhibit) was only available from 8:30 to 10 today, so everyone had to hear him early. He was wonderful, though, and mom learned a lot about Pterosaurs for the new exhibit. Mike Habib is still on our museum's research team but he left the Carnegie a couple of years ago to go to USC, where he also conducts research and teaches. His specialty is flight in pterosaurs, and he has degrees in both paleontology and aerodynamics.
The exhibit was open today on preview to staff, but not until noon, so mom came home to walk the dogs instead. She will see the exhibit tomorrow, either before or after her shift. She is doing a 2 hour spotlight on Archaeopteryx, the first known bird. That will be in Dinosaur hall, but she can run upstairs afterwards.
Today it's snowing a little, but it's supposed to clear up soon and warm up a bit over the weekend. They are predicting temps in the 50s by Monday, but we'll see. It's pretty cold out today. At least mom is home with us for the rest of the day. I hope you are having a great day, getting lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, Vote Laka for BOTM, Peppino, vote Laka for BOTM & Falco, vote Laka, 259145, BOTM.

01/29/2016 10:12.39 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sky
Thanks God today is Friday
I'm flying by
your page to stamp U
your daily votie
Be a good birdie
see U tomorrow
Have a greyt weekend
wings hugs
Your Pal, Oki

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016................

The parront will be on vacation from next Monday tru next friday. She will be in NYC.

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

01/29/2016 08:32.47 AM Report This Comment  
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TGIF ! I love Friday cause it means the weekend and oodles of playtime ! Although I must say I had a good time last night - me and mom played dice and then we spun my Spongebob top over and over - that's oodles of fun to chase :) I also helped mom with some Valentine's she's making - then I started squawking fro my goodnightbird nutriberri, and off to roost I went !

Now that the temps are a little warmer and the snow is melting the wild birds aren't all over the deck like they were - I guess there's better eats other where in the neighborhood ! I like to watch them from my playgym . . . doesn't look like any snow in the near future - in fact next week is supposed to be near 40 !

Have a lovely Friday full of fun :) Hugs from Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie says VOTE for LAKA page # 259145, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

01/29/2016 02:14.02 AM Report This Comment  
  What an ordeal this morning was ! BC kept spinning and spinning and even when mom got on, she wasn't allowed to get past the log in page ! At first she thought it was her since she had trouble yesterday trying to do report cards - in fact she sat with the AP (assistant principal) a good part of the afternoon trying to figure out why all her comments showed except for one little girl's - they finally got a techie to handle it . . .

Luckily, she's home now, I had the first of my daily skritches, I'm working on my heap and dictating to her till daddy gets home and we start dinner (actually breakfast ! - omelets and biscuits and ham - don't you love breakfast for dinner ?)

Our snow is almost gone - we can see some patches of brown grass - and it's near 40 for the next several days so we figure by the weekend it'll be all gone ! Best of all ? There's no more in the immediate future !

Have a great afternoon/evening ! love to all of you :) Cookie

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01/28/2016 01:31.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sky
Thanks God today is Thursday
I'm flying by
your page to stamp U
your daily votie
Be a good birdie
see U tomorrow
Have a greyt week
wings hugs
Your Pal, Oki

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016................

The parront will be on vacation from next Monday tru next friday. She will be in NYC.

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

01/28/2016 09:12.35 AM Report This Comment  
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The dogs are having a spa day, and mom is washing their bedding so they should smell good for at least a few days, haha. It's really good that they got walked before they went to the spa, because it's cold again, and mom wouldn't want to take them out after they've been shampooed.
Today is going to be a relaxing day; we will listen to some music, play with mom in between her chores, and have a good time until dinner, when we will be put in lockdown mode so mom can go out.
It's good to be indoor birds, for sure. I hope you are having a great day, getting lots of cuddles and scritches, and having fun with toys. Hugs, Peppino

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01/28/2016 08:34.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sky
Thanks God today is Wednesday
I'm flying by
your page to stamp U
your daily votie
Be a good birdie
see U tomorrow
Have a greyt week
wings hugs
Your Pal, Oki
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016................

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

01/27/2016 04:29.07 PM Report This Comment  
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Happy Birthday Mozart! We're listening to The Marriage of Figaro today, then maybe some Eine Kleine Nachtmusik later.
What an interesting day so far. Mom had an early tour this morning with 4 year old kids in dinosaur hall. When kids come in that small, they usually have parents with them, so mom's tour group consisted of 6 little ones and 8 adults. They were all adorable, but it was like herding cats. Some of them clung to the adult that was with them, 2 needed to have a drink of water RIGHT NOW, so they left the group to do that, then caught up later, and their attention was lost after 45 minutes. Mom called a halt to the tour at that point, and the parents were okay with it.
Then she had her performance review. This is done annually, so she was expecting it to happen soon. Her boss gave her a copy of the evaluation, and everything is good.
On the way home she stopped for some groceries, and saved over $25 by using coupons. We got some good stuff, the dogs got treats, and mom got a cod fillet for $.24 with a coupon for $2 off! Guess what's for dinner tonight?
Now that she's home, the rest of the day belongs to us and to the book she's trying to finish. We'll enjoy our music and mom's company. It's back into the 30s today, but it's winter after all. I hope you are having a great day, getting lots of cuddles and scritches, and some nice weather, too. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, Vote Laka for BOTM, Peppino, vote Laka for BOTM & Falco, vote Laka, 259145, BOTM.

01/27/2016 10:54.22 AM Report This Comment  
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Happy Humpday ! Mom says she hopes today is an easier commute - her four miles took over a half hour yesterday ! ! ! See, above freezing temperatures + sunshine = melting snow, and melting snow + night time freezing temperatures = black ice, which means overturned car ! ! Sheeeesh - won't humans ever learn ?

Luckily, coming home was much easier :) Me and daddy did a great job with dinner and then we all played. Mom laughs when I'm so determined I drag toys over to her to play ! Naturally, she falls for it everytime ! ! !

Have a fun day today ;) Hope it's full of love ! Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie says VOTE for LAKA page # 259145, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

01/27/2016 02:26.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi sky
Thanks God today is Tuesday
I'm flying by
your page to stamp U
your daily votie
Be a good birdie
see U tomorrow
Have a greyt week
wings hugs
Your pal, Oki

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016................

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

01/26/2016 09:16.32 AM Report This Comment  
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It's a gloomy looking but warmish day today. Rain is predicted, but who knows? It was raining when mom got up, but it has stopped. It was in the low 40s when mom walked the dogs this morning, so a lot of snow should be gone by the end of the day.
When mom left to walk the girls this morning she made them stop in our walkway so she could watch the turkeys crossing our yard. There were probably 20 of them, and as they got to the cliff part, they took off a few at a time. She could hear more down in the woods, too. We've seen deer, raccoon, bunny, and now turkey tracks in the snow in the yard.
We should have an easy day today. Mom may go to dinner with her sister, she hasn't talked to her yet. Meanwhile, we will get caught up on laundry, and mom has to make an appointment for the dogs to get groomed, so hopefully she'll remember to do that when our blogs are done.
I hope you are having a great day, getting lots of cuddles and scritches, and time to play with your favorite toys. Hugs, Peppino

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01/26/2016 08:56.43 AM Report This Comment  
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Happy Tuesday ! Very slowly I think all our snow is melting . . . for now. It hit 34 yesterday and it's supposed to be above freezing each day this week - between that and the sunshine, we should be clear by the weekend. Hopefully !

Mom had to do grocery shopping after school yesterday - now I didn't like that one bit and let her know with a good scolding when she came through that door with those bags ! Today is her l-o-n-g day - drama club till 4:30, so she won't be home till near 5:00 by the time all the kids are up. She'll get a small roaster all ready and leave me and daddy in charge of getting it in the oven later . . . I'm a great help !

love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie says VOTE for LAKA page # 259145, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

01/26/2016 02:17.56 AM Report This Comment  
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It's a good thing mom called off from the museum yesterday, because Josh didn't get here until after 12, so he never finished the driveway until 12:30. She'd never have made it in time.
Yesterday mom went to the aviary with the family. Anna, Lena, and their mom and step dad had a penguin encounter. Anna loves penguins, so it was a perfect birthday gift for her. They brought one of the African penguins into a classroom and everyone learned a bit about penguins, then got to get close to her and even pet her. Mom hadn't reserved a place for herself because she thought she'd be working at the museum, so she stayed outside the classroom. There was a woman with a screech owl out to meet the public, so mom talked to her for a bit. She left, then a guy came out with a scarlet macaw and talked about macaws for a bit. After that, another woman came into that space with a spectacled owl. Mom got to see 3 birds up close, and it was great. She had thought she'd just wander the halls of the aviary, but meeting birds in the feather was so much more fun.
They went to Kaya for dinner; it's a Caribbean restaurant in the Strip district, and the food is marvelous. Mom had a vegetarian paella which was delicious. They came back here for cake and present opening, so it was a fun day for both the birthday queens, Anna and Jamie.
Today mom cleaned the avian nursery and the main aviary again. It was a pretty easy day. After the center, she took a few things to St. Vincent de Paul to donate, and now she's back here with us. Oh, she did a severe CD purge, not by listening, but by looking! She got rid of about 90 disks! Both Anna and Jamie helped themselves to some of the disks, and she'll probably donate the rest to the library for their annual sale. The living room looks a bit less crowded now, and since the buffet has been cleaned out, it looks better now, too.
I hope you are having a great day today, getting some sunshine and lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Peppino

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01/25/2016 10:41.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Monday - may I say "what a waste of a snow day !" Had the snow come yesterday, mom would be home with me today . . . at least it was a great weekend :) I even had a bath yesterday afternoon and then talked and sang and played - of course having mom home most of the weekend wore me out and I squawked ready for bed a little after 7:00 last night . . . I think mom was relieved cause she was sore from all the shoveling . . . the snow was way above her head on the cars and the plows going by put extra right in front of them ! !

It's supposed to be low to mid 30's the rest of the week so I don't think the snow will last too long - by late in the afternoon the main roads were all clear to the blacktop and the back roads were almost clear - at least that's what the parronts said when they came home from the g'parronts (who just 25 miles north had only 2 ! ! ! Yup, 2)

Have a wonderful day and I hope it's full of love and treats and skritches ! hugs from Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie says VOTE for LAKA page # 259145, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

01/25/2016 02:12.42 AM Report This Comment  
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Congratulations to all the winners of the ice sculpture and dog sled races. It sure was an exciting milonga, and we loved it all (when we weren't getting booted off, finding old blogs there, etc.). Thanks to the team; Kiddo, Taz, Kaji and Lizzie, Sweetpepper, and SamIAm and the Scruffy birds for another great time. It was nice to see some new faces there, too.
Bree was here on Friday to trim our nails. Falco got her beak trimmed a bit, too. As usual, Falco was hard to catch, Willie was the drama king, screaming before he got touched, and I was trying to bite my way out of the towel. Millie and Lily were perfect angels, as usual. Bree also said she could house sit for mom in April so she can go to the Orlando Bird Show, so mom now has to get busy finding tickets.
Today mom has already called off from the museum. Our driveway hasn't been shoveled yet, and this snow is too heavy for mom to do all at once. We think Josh is coming over later, but who knows what time? Anyway, she's not going to the museum, so she'll go to the aviary instead. She had booked a Penguin encounter for her granddaughters, son in law, and daughter, so she won't do that, but loves going to the aviary anyway, so she'll have a good time with everyone. After the aviary they will go to dinner, then come back here for birthday cake. Anna's birthday was last Wed. and Jamie's birthday is this coming Tuesday, so we're ready here with cake for all!
We didn't get a newspaper yesterday or today, hopefully one will be delivered later.
Of course that means we will all get lots of attention when everyone gets here. Until then, I hope you have a great day, hopefully get dug out if you live in this part of the country, and maybe get a bit of rain if you're in the west. Get lots of cuddles and scritches today, too. Hugs, Peppino

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01/24/2016 08:08.29 AM Report This Comment  
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