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SKY, thank you for Jan 17th, 2016 BOTD

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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

Bird of the Day, Dec 22, 2011
BOTM- Dec. 2012
BOTD-Dec 28th 2012


BOTM-December 2012
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IF you have BUT 1 friend, You are truly rich!!!!
and to have friends, YOU must be a friend!
MAY ALL MY FRIENDS BE RICHLY BLESSED
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  HI Sky
Thanks God is Tuesday
I'm flying by
your page to stamp U
your daily votie
Be a good birdie
See U May be tomorrow
Have a greyt week
wings hugs
Your Pal, OKi

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

05/31/2016 11:04.06 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
Mom won the first raffle at the pool this year; it's a gift basket of gift cards! She doesn't know what they are, since she thought she was just contributing. (She rarely wins anything.) But she'll pick it up today and we'll find out. The pool opens at 4 all this week, so mom will pretty much be home after she's done at the museum every day.
This morning's tour was in PA natural history with 7th grade kids. The hour went pretty quickly and the kids were more or less attentive. The group mom had was with a teacher so she was able to keep them focused somewhat. This time of year, though, the kids are done and are looking for summer fun.
Mom posted a pic of the nighthawk and the kestrel on Falco's page for everyone to see. These are a couple of the birds from the avian nursery that mom cleaned yesterday. Sorry they are sideways again, they were right side up when mom looked at them in the file.
I hope you are having a great day. It's beautiful here, lots of sunshine and heat. Get lots of cuddles and scritches today. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, 20k, let's celebrate!, Peppino, vote Laka for BOTM & Falco, vote Laka, 259145, BOTM.

05/31/2016 10:24.09 AM Report This Comment  
  8573
It's back to school today for mom - yesterday we hung around the house and did some laundry - and you'll be pleased to hear, I didn't pull a single thread from the pocket of any of daddy's tee-shirts ! (Some of them barely have pockets anymore - it's so much fun, one thread at a time . . . snap, pick, pop) Then I helped mom with a bit of school work before heading out onto the deck :) Last night we watched Abbott and Costello - boy are those guys silly !

Daddy is home today to go mow the g'parronts' lawn. After the rain Saturday night, g'ma says it needs it. Tomorrow he has to take g'pa to another dr. appointment - this time just his internist. So, it's still pretty busy here. G'ma is still getting used to her new car, and won't drive on the highway so there are still things mom and daddy need to help out with . . .

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

05/31/2016 02:23.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweeettttyyyyy !!!!!!!
I had a hard time getting here today.
No the border guards have been good about letting me enter & leave. They just wave to me in my shuttle.

I go through the gates slowly at ground level so they dont think I am trying to sneak by them.

I have a basket in the shuttle with food for a picnic. Yes, there are a couple deep fried pickles on a stick in there. Lets saddle up the horses & take a long ride. Maybe we will run out of hay !!! LOL

Mrs BB

Come visit me, Mrs BB-Going to the prom, TPB&G., Laka is sitting on the casthe throne now, Charley Bird, The Bird. Lets play BazBall !!!!!!, Jasper & Marley at the KB & Buba, ready for the race.

05/30/2016 01:36.42 PM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
Happy Memorial Day to all!
Yesterday was a washout at the pool, it rained nearly all afternoon. Mom did go to dinner with her daughter, though, and had a good time. Mom's granddaughter Lena called, too, and they have plans for next Sunday. Guess what? Lena is still willing to cut mom's hair! So mom will drive down there on Sunday to visit and get a haircut in the afternoon.
Today mom cleaned and fed in the avian nursery. There is a big variety of birds in there now, including bluebirds, those cute downy woodpeckers (who are in a fledgling cage now), a pileated woodpecker, a baby kestrel, a nighthawk, some ducklings, and the usual assortment of baby songbirds, sparrows, and pigeons. It's getting very crowded in there! Mom got all the cages done except for the little crow, and that was because, since she had the 30 minute timer, she just ran out of time. The thirty minute timer was for 2 incubators today, which means about 40 baby birds all needing cleaned and fed every half hour. That takes a lot of time!
After the center, mom came home, changed, and went to the pool, where she jumped into the water just to cool off a little before she even set up her chair. She stayed at the pool for about 3 hours, and now that she's showered and dressed, she's ours for the rest of the day. No picnics this year, unfortunately, but that's okay. Mom bought a chicken wrap at the pool to eat for dinner tonight, so she still doesn't have to cook.
I hope you are having a wonderful Memorial Day celebration today, maybe attending a parade, or giving thanks to our vets in some other way. Get lots of attention for yourself, too! Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, 20k, let's celebrate!, Peppino, vote Laka for BOTM & Falco, vote Laka, 259145, BOTM.

05/30/2016 01:24.04 PM Report This Comment  
  8570
The flag flies over this land of the brave and the free
as a symbol of the liberty enjoyed by you and me.
It flutters in the breeze of a quiet afternoon
reflecting sounds of battles in which men died too soon.

The flag flies overhead in cities and in towns
where people seek a haven from worlds turned upside-down.
It tries, gallantly, to honor, on quiet afternoons,
memories of warriors -- young men who died too soon.

The flag flies overhead -- unseen, by some, it seems,
who hurry on their separate ways in search of private dreams.
It waves farewell then, it appears, with the rise of the evening moon,
it gently reaches out to touch the men who died too soon.

written by Jake Posey
recited by Cookie

PS. The deck got done yesterday ! ! !

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

05/30/2016 02:47.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi weeeettttyyyyyyyyyyyy
I have my prom dress picked out. I tried it on and it fit!!!!

Laka & I took a trip to the secret town at the North Pole yesterday. Laka was thrilled to pilot the El-Blaze shuttle & the fat bird in the red suite was happy to see us. We ate a couple cookies & watched some real little humans make some toys.

Its getting warm in Mo. Dad said he will take me outside this afternoon. Maybe that red tailed hawk from last year will be there. I need to brush up on my hawk speek.

Mrs BB Thrift

Come visit me, Mrs BB-Going to the prom, TPB&G., Laka is sitting on the casthe throne now, Charley Bird, The Bird. Lets play BazBall !!!!!!, Jasper & Marley at the KB & Buba, ready for the race.

05/29/2016 11:08.30 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
Yesterday it was such a beautiful pool day. It was warm, sunny, and the water was wonderful. Mom didn't do any laps, but she did get in the water, which is a step in the right direction. Mom's sister was too tired to go, since they got home after 1 in the morning, but the other people mom knows there did show up, so she was able to chat and read. Those are the main reasons for going, haha.
Today mom will be there again, then later, her daughter will take her out to dinner. Mom's son in law has gone to Ohio to see his mother, and her daughter thought it would be good for the two of them to get together. Mom likes that idea, especially since she doesn't have to cook.
I hope you are having a pleasant spring day, with lots of sunshine and plenty of attention! Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, 20k, let's celebrate!, Peppino, vote Laka for BOTM & Falco, vote Laka, 259145, BOTM.

05/29/2016 08:23.26 AM Report This Comment  
  8567
Another hot sticky one here in NY - mom and dad went to the flea market - didn't come home with any fleas but mom found a few little things, daddy ate a funnel cake . . . and boy did they left just in time ! The line of cars waiting to get in was almost 2 miles long ! Now, that's crazy ! Then they went and ordered a new tv for g'pa for Father's Day. He still has a huge boxy analog tv and right now all he really has are his books and tv and g'ma - it's sad cause he was always busy. He did woodworking, and was always building something, he practiced on his trumpet (he was in the Navy Band), loved to work outside . . .

Today is work around the house day - laundry, BACK DECK, and playing with me ! ! Have to get it done today since tomorrow is supposed to rain :( And rain is perfect for doing nothing ! ! with me ! Then hopefully it'll cool down a little . . .

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

05/29/2016 02:29.51 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
Thanks God is Saturday
I'm flying by
your page to stamp U
your daily votie
Be a good birdie
See U next Tuesday or Wednesday
Have a greyt weekend
wings hugs
Your Pal, OKi

HAPPY Memorial Day!

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05/28/2016 09:17.42 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
After mom walked the dogs this morning, she watered everything again. There were supposed to be showers last night, but they never materialized. Jeff brought over a huge bag of onions and mustard greens, so mom cooked that for him while she was cooking our bird food. He also brought over some sunflower seeds to plant. One of them is called Teddy Bear, and it's the cutest sunflower in the world! Mom hopes it grows here.
Today the pool opens, YAY! So mom has to pull out the bathing suits, towels, and cover ups, as well as the SPF 8 that she starts the year with. I know, 8 doesn't sound like much protection, but for mom it works. Her sister does a 16, and one of her friends at the pool has a 75, but that seems like overkill.
Anyway, mom will be at the pool today, then when she gets back and showered, if she's not going to dinner with her sister, she'll be ours for the evening. She isn't sure, since her sis just got back from the Alaskan cruise.
I hope you are having a wonderful Saturday, with sunshine, warm temps, and lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, 20k, let's celebrate!, Peppino, vote Laka for BOTM & Falco, vote Laka, 259145, BOTM.

05/28/2016 08:04.20 AM Report This Comment  
  8564
Well, the parronts got home a lot later than expected after taking g'pa to his appointment yesterday. Everything is healing well, he's just angry that the dr. told him he can't drive for 6 months ! That's a long time ! But at least they came home with my yummies :) Now this morning off they go again - flea market time :( Mom loves to poke around - daddy loves the junk food !

I wonder if the ground will be wet though - we had dumping rain yesterday afternoon - so, no, of course mom did NOT get the back deck done yet ! She is still promising either today when they get back or tomorrow . . . sigh - what's a bird to do ?

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05/28/2016 02:16.34 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
Today mom posted some pics of animals at the center on Falco's page. She apologizes for the sideways downy woodpecker pic, it was right side up before it got posted here! Those are the babies that were in the tree on Saturday. The other pic is Cecilia, our resident barred owl with her foster baby. She's a first time foster mom, and she's doing great!
Mom cleaned the recovery room again today. The falcon has some pep in her step now! She's doing quite well. There is also a red tailed hawk in there who broke its beak. About half the top beak is missing, but we think with time, it will grow back. This bird might be a very long term resident, though. Mom put the raptors into carriers while she did their cages, and the poor hawk didn't want to get back out. Mom had to get the huge gloves back on to get it out of there and into its bigger cage. Usually birds want to get out of the small carriers!
There are 2 ducks, 2 turtles (the one with nail polish and another one), and the mom possum all in there too.
We had our pedicures today. I'd like to report that we were all good, but both of us boys were screaming bloody murder! Millie and Lily remain the best of all, and Falco was even cooperative today. I hope you are having a great day. It's hot and sunny here for now, but showers are predicted for later. Mom is hoping that's true, because things could use more water than she gave them yesterday. She still has to move house plants outside for the summer, but probably will get that done today. I hope you get lots of well deserved attention, cuddles, and scritches today. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, 20k, let's celebrate!, Peppino, vote Laka for BOTM & Falco, vote Laka, 259145, BOTM.

05/27/2016 11:47.29 AM Report This Comment  
  hi mr. Sky
Today is really and truly a TGIF ! Mom is off today and Monday, and even though today will be busy - g'pa goes for his follow up with the surgeon, and then she PROMISED to finally get the back deck set up for use - it won't be too bad. I've got two new paper towel rolls to find perfect spots for . . . so I'll be busy too - till it's time for me to start my supervisory duties . . .

The weather has been so nice - yesterday mom was on recess duty and hated to ring the bell for the kids to line up and head back in . . . We're into the 80's and it's really like summertime here now. Good thing there are only 14 days left ! ! !

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

05/27/2016 02:18.10 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
Congratulations to my brother Willie on getting to 20k votes, and to my friend Chyna for making her 30k votes! The party at the HOF should be in full swing right now. We're heading back there as soon as our blogs are done.
Mom had 2 tours again today. The first was with sixth grade on biomes and climate change. They were great! It was an all girl group, because the teacher had separated them out that way. Mom thinks that's a good idea for 6 and up, because then the girls aren't shy about answering and asking questions. The second group was fourth grade in dinosaurs. One of the chaperones was a former docent! Mom knew her well, so had her help out with the touchable skulls during the tour. Those kids were fantastic! But you knew mom would say that: 4th grade, dinosaurs...
Today after we're finished, mom is going to water the plants, hopefully finish planting all the other stuff Jeff brought over last night, and get the house plants outside for their summer vacation. After that she's ours for the day/night! Tomorrow we have birdicures scheduled, yuck!
I hope you are having that fine weather like we are having here, low 80s, sunny, and beautiful. Have a fun day, get lots of cuddles and scritches, too. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, 20k, let's celebrate!, Peppino, vote Laka for BOTM & Falco, vote Laka, 259145, BOTM.

05/26/2016 11:11.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweety
Dad just reread your last blog (25th). You said it was only one day till our anniversary.
Dad has it on my info card as 7-20-15 being the day we got hitched. Did he get it wrong????

Mrs BB Thrift

Come visit me, Mrs BB-Going to the prom, TPB&G., Laka is sitting on the casthe throne now, Charley Bird, The Bird. Lets play BazBall !!!!!!, Jasper & Marley at the KB & Buba, ready for the race.

05/26/2016 09:48.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Thursday :) Boy, it got real warm, real fast here ! Yesterday hit 88 ! The first thing I did when mom got home was take a dip . . . felt real good too ! Daddy dragged the window fans up from downstairs, and tomorrow since she's home, mom will clean the a/c filters and get them ready. Of course daddy will be home too - g'pa has his follow up with the surgeon. And hopefully they'll finally get the deck ready for us to go out and sit . . . sheesh - I don't know why mom's so slow this year ! Maybe her toes need a nip or two ! !

This afternoon is Landon's gym class . . . mom is also stopping at the Ford dealership - she got a $750 Memorial Day coupon in the mail and wants to see if it can be applied to her new Edge . . . luckily, his class isn't until 4:30 so she'll have time. That would lower her monthly payments by about $15 and better in her pocket than Ford's ! ! Right ?

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

05/26/2016 02:00.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Handsome!!!!
The guards at the border let me right through today. They did not even want to see my BC passport!!!!
Did you have a TALK with them??????

I have been thinking about having our 1 year anniversary of being married at the Thirsty Parrot Bar & Grill.
The 20th of July is on a Wed. so we could have it the Sat. before (15th) of after (23rd).

I have some deep fried pickles on a stick in a picnic basket in my cargo shuttle. Lets take a short trip to the secret moon base. I have some equipment and ice cream for them.

Yours forever, Mrs BB Thrift

Come visit me, Mrs BB-Going to the prom, TPB&G., Laka is sitting on the casthe throne now, Charley Bird, The Bird. Lets play BazBall !!!!!!, Jasper & Marley at the KB & Buba, ready for the race.

05/25/2016 04:33.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sky
Thanks God 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

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05/25/2016 01:11.20 PM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
Today mom had a fourth grade group for PA natural history. They were fantastic! She's a little biased, though. The second group was a bunch of first grade kids doing an animal tour. They had the attention span of goldfish, so it's a good thing they had 4 chaperones for the group. Mom finally gave up and just played I Spy with them in the dioramas of North American and African wildlife. They seemed to like that better.
Mom stopped back at the feed store to pick up the suet that got delivered yesterday afternoon. There was only one kind, and she usually buys a variety. She didn't care, just got 10 of the Nutty treats. Then she stopped for milk before finally making it home where she could change into shorts and a tank top. It's pretty hot outside; the car registered mid 80s and the deck thermometer registered high 70s. So after the blogs are done, I think mom will be out tending the new plants, watering them at least. I hope you are having a fine day today and getting lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, 20k, let's celebrate!, Peppino, vote Laka for BOTM & Falco, vote Laka, 259145, BOTM.

05/25/2016 11:45.27 AM Report This Comment  
  8556
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 honors the fallen, 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, 20k, let's celebrate!, 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 honors the fallen, 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
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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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, 20k, let's celebrate!, Peppino, vote Laka for BOTM & Falco, vote Laka, 259145, BOTM.

05/23/2016 10:50.02 AM Report This Comment  
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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

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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, 20k, let's celebrate!, 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

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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

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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 honors the fallen, 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, 20k, let's celebrate!, 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
your page to stamp U
your daily votie
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  
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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 honors the fallen, 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, 20k, let's celebrate!, 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
your page to stamp U
your daily votie
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

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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

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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, 20k, let's celebrate!, 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
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.

05/18/2016 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 honors the fallen, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

05/18/2016 02:08.15 AM Report This Comment  
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