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Mr SKY & the lovely MISS BIG BABY (BB) are to be wed in JANUARY 2014
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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, FOOTBALLLLLLLLLLL!!!- !!!!!!!!

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

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


12 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!
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  Hi Sky
This is your Pal, Oki
flying by your page
today Black Friday
to stamp U your daily votie
have a greyt one
be a good birdie
see you tomorrow
wings hugs

Come visit me, Baby/Vote10K /Ti Paul40680/Chip257319 & Oki,/Vote BOTMRuby35469/Mourni- ng Gizmo.

11/28/2014 11:37.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sky
Mom tried to put up our football pics, my cheerleader and the boys' pics, but they won't load. Maybe when we are done with blogging she can get it done. She sent a note to i5 about it.
Hope your Thanksgiving was fun, ours sure was. We had 10 for dinner, and it was a great success. Mom was happy that everyone got enough to eat, and most of them went home with care packages, too. We will have leftovers today, which are always good the day after Thanksgiving.
It snowed off and on yesterday, but didn't settle on the street. This morning when mom walked the dogs, it was slippery in spots, but by the time she got done at the center, the streets were mostly dry.
At the center mom fed the bats today, then helped them get caught up with laundry. They were only open to 12 yesterday, so the laundry just didn't get done. Mom got 3 loads washed, and it didn't make a dent! Of course, that's because the volunteers were adding today's laundry on top of what was there. Mom also got a bit of filing done, to help them in the office. I hope you are having a good day, getting lots of cuddles. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Go Pilgrims!, Peppino, Go Pilgrims!, Divo & Falco, Rah rah for the Pilgrims!.

11/28/2014 10:56.30 AM Report This Comment  
  TGIF ! I hope your Thanksgiving was a happy one :) I even got to have my very own dish - a people dish ! With a bit of everything I'm allowed to have ! ! Then a stole a bite of daddy mashed tators when he wasn't looking !

Today will be a quiet day after Landon, the g'nephew goes home after his sleepover . . . he sure is a night owl - mom's not ! har har har - guess who'll be taking a nap later ?

Did you see the nutrition article on the front BC page ? My vet wrote that ! See what I have to go through between Dr. Hess and mom ? Everyone watching every bite I take !

Enjoy your day and if you get a chance go try your wing at Name that Tune on page 231616 ! love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie - GO PILGRIMS !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

11/28/2014 04:23.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Sky!
Stopping by with your Turkey Day vote, and hope that you had a wonderful day like I did!

Your buddy,
Kaji

Come visit me, Kaji ~ Vote Miss Ruby #35469 BOTM for December!.

11/27/2014 09:14.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sky
This is your Pal, Oki
flying by your page
today Thursday to
stamp you your daily
votie,

Have a greyt Thanksgiving Day!
be a good birdie
see you tomorrow
wings hugs

Come visit me, Baby/Vote10K /Ti Paul40680/Chip257319 & Oki,/Vote BOTMRuby35469/Mourni- ng Gizmo.

11/27/2014 09:21.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning mr. Sky
GO PILGRIMS !

Come visit me, Cookie - GO PILGRIMS !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

11/27/2014 02:41.39 AM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Sky!
Flying by with a vote for ya on this Thanksgiving eve!

Your buddy,
Kaji

Come visit me, Kaji ~ Vote Miss Ruby #35469 BOTM for December!.

11/26/2014 09:40.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sky
This is your Pal, Oki
flying by your page
today Wednesday
to stamp you
your daily votie
have a greyt one
be a good birdie
see you tomorrow
wings hugs

Come visit me, Baby/Vote10K /Ti Paul40680/Chip257319 & Oki,/Vote BOTMRuby35469/Mourni- ng Gizmo.

11/26/2014 11:06.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sky
Daisy surprised mom with how well she did in class last night. She picked up things easily and practiced with mom and never tired out. The clicker training works!
BC is running so slow!
We all want to wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving in case we don't get online tomorrow. Mom is cooking and the bird is big, so we have to get up early to supervise.
It was supposed to flurry today, but it's been snowing since 9AM. There's no sign of a let up either. We are hoping everyone who is traveling this holiday gets to a destination safely.
Mom got her nails done this morning, and got her new driver's license. She kept looking outside while she was at the nail salon, hoping that the snow would stop, but no such luck.
Now that she's home, once she's done serving as our typist, she will bake pies, get the cranberry sauce ready, and do other little things so tomorrow goes smoothly. We are only having 10 people here, but it's still a chore to make sure all goes well. I hope you are having a good day, getting to taste test, or at least supervise, all the cooking that's going on. Make sure to get lots of scritches and cuddles today, too. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Go Pilgrims!, Peppino, Go Pilgrims!, Divo & Falco, Rah rah for the Pilgrims!.

11/26/2014 10:31.25 AM Report This Comment  
  happy humpday mr. Sky
SNOW ! It's only Thanksgiving ! The forecast has been downgraded from yesterday at least - last night when mom tucked me in, they were calling for 12-18 inches, this morning it's only 8-12 ! I say that's still too much ! Mom is waiting to see if she'll have school - lots of districts around have already called it a day off, since it's only a half day anyway -

Later it'll be make the stuffing and chop up veges - pies are now done and in the fridge :) Yum, yum, yum :) love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie - GO PILGRIMS !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

11/26/2014 02:22.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Sky!
Well, have to say that we are not sure if the BC is going to let us blog you or not. Super duper ultra slow. We sure did not like that Mom had to go to work today. She said the roads were meh, but around her job things were much nicer. She did go for a walk on the upper trail that overlooks the lake--it was cold, but the sun felt good. Not a lot of folks out there today. Lake was blue in the sun. No boats out there, though!

Some snow showers tomorrow. Mom is so looking foward to her two days off. I get my physical on Friday, and toenails and wings trimmed. Mom is putting up our little tree, too, and I sure am happy about that. I love my tree! She may or may not decorate it. She will put garland on it--last year she put on so much garland, it did not need any ornaments. I love the bright lights.

Stay warm!

Your buddy,
Kaji

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11/25/2014 08:40.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sky
Mom had fun at the wildlife center yesterday, she did the RVS animals again, which means she fed the bats. She loves doing that, they think they are so fierce, baring their teeth at her! She also did the raccoons outside, as well as the raccoon and ground hog inside.
Today we are going to make cornbread for the stuffing. I hope we all get a sample. If mom has the ambition, she will bake the pies, but she would prefer to wait until tomorrow so they will be fresher. Mom's daughter ordered a fresh local turkey which she will pick up after work and drop here on her way home.
Mom does have an errand today: she needs a 6 foot lead for Daisy's class tonight. She got the mat, the treats are ready, the clicker is in her pocket, but she doesn't have a small 6' leash. The one she has is really thick, too big for that little dog. I only hope she is able to teach that dog some manners! Mom has done her homework all week, so maybe there's a chance this dog will be better by the end of class.
I hope you are all having a good day. Don't forget to come by the Lakers page today to celebrate Thanksgiving with our team! Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Go Pilgrims!, Peppino, Go Pilgrims!, Divo & Falco, Rah rah for the Pilgrims!.

11/25/2014 08:51.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sky
This is your pal, Oki
flying by your page today
Tuesday to stamp U your
daily votie
have a greyt one
be a good birdie
see you tomorrow
wings, hugs

Come visit me, Baby/Vote10K /Ti Paul40680/Chip257319 & Oki,/Vote BOTMRuby35469/Mourni- ng Gizmo.

11/25/2014 08:15.54 AM Report This Comment  
  hi mr. Sky
I missed you ! Mom came home from the g'parronts on Sunday and couldn't get on . . . she did some baking instead. She got up yesterday morning hoping for the best ? . . . nope ! So she did some Christmas shopping in her jammies. We were so happy when she came home from school :)

I was home with daddy yesterday - at one point I started growling and growling. Daddy couldn't figure out what was the problem till he looked outside - there on the back deck snoozing under the chairs (which are covered in plastic for the winter) was a big ole' raccoon ! ! ! Dad made lots of noise and banged things until he lumbered off back into the woods ! Then he gave me a piece of kiwi for being such a good watchbird ! ! !

Have a good day my friend ! love Cookie watchbird !

Come visit me, Cookie - GO PILGRIMS !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

11/25/2014 01:52.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Sky!
You are looking mighty handsome in your helmet and football gear! Even though you are on the other team, I know we will have a great time!

We are officially in winter. I hate to say it, but our lovely (though dark and grey and rainy) temperatures are gone for good until spring. IT SNOWED today. Mom was less than thrilled. She took the city streets home tonight as she did not want to deal with the idiots on the expressway. It was not too bad, but as she got closer to home, you could see how the snow was much heavier. She dragged out the boots she bought--they are Skechers, and they are waterproof, insulated and make her feet look like gunboats. But they are comfy for walking as far as she has to from her parking structure. And she can't understand why these idiots don't clean off their cars/trucks if they are out in the snow. They turn on the windshield wipers and have that much visibility. Meanwhile, the snow on the roof of their car blows off and really makes the guy behind them suffer. UGH! Hate snow. We are up for 3-5 inches, so you know how not excited we are.

Glad to be back on the BC. Not sure how long it lasts, but at least I can vote for Miss Ruby and say hi to all of ya!

Your buddy,
Kaji

Come visit me, Kaji ~ Vote Miss Ruby #35469 BOTM for December!.

11/24/2014 08:33.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sky
We are able to get on BC, YAY! I hope everybirdie else is able to log on today as well.
Mom did the turkey today, she still is showing signs of improvement, and boy, she sure has a good appetite. She also did the RVS animals again. It was okay, though, she had a 2 week break from them. The raccoons outside are getting a little too friendly for mom's taste, so she made lots of noise and banged a lot today to keep them at a distance. The ground hog inside is still wobbly on his feet, but seems to be healing. They are treating those little feet with antibiotics. The raccoon in the RVS room is still aggressive, hard to handle, but everyone there understands the animals, especially inside, are nervous. The bats continue to gorge themselves on mealies! Mom was happy to feed them again today, she really likes them.
After the center, mom did some Thanksgiving shopping, so we think we're ready. Her daughter is buying a fresh local turkey, so it won't need to be defrosted. She will pick it up either tonight or tomorrow night. Mom is hoping it isn't too big for her to lift! Last year, it was a pretty big fellow.
I hope you are having a great day, getting lots of love and scritches. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Go Pilgrims!, Peppino, Go Pilgrims!, Divo & Falco, Rah rah for the Pilgrims!.

11/24/2014 11:28.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sky
This is your pal, oki
flying by your page today
Monday to stamp U Your
daily votie.
Have a greyt one
be a good birdie
see you tomorrow
wings hugs

PS; Sorry we could fly yesterday, but the parront's puter did not load the BC page. And we tried for 2 hours.

Come visit me, Baby/Vote10K /Ti Paul40680/Chip257319 & Oki,/Vote BOTMRuby35469/Mourni- ng Gizmo.

11/24/2014 11:19.49 AM Report This Comment  
  Looking good mr. Sky
GO PILGRIMS !

Come visit me, Cookie - GO PILGRIMS !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

11/24/2014 06:54.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sky
Sorry we weren't able to blog yesterday. Mom was at the Galleria, a shopping area about 20 miles (through city traffic) away. The event started at 12 and ran to 4, but the folks from the wildlife center wanted all the volunteers there at 11 to help set things up, and of course, they stayed at the end to put it all back in the vans. Mom and her partner had Quincy and Dan Quail; Jake the snake was at another table, and Ray the crow was in still another location on the second level. On the third level there were programs every hour featuring Murphy the skunk and Martha the Great Horned Owl. There were also refreshments and kid crafts, as well as face painting on that level. It was a fairly large event to organize and pull off so far from the center, but a local auto company outfitted a van and donated it for a year. It has cages in it, and is comfortable for a lot of animals, and has cats, dogs, and wild animals painted on the sides so we can now transport critters to events and hopefully make more cash.
Anyway, mom was pretty tired when she got home so she spent the evening cuddling with us and crocheting things for Christmas.
Today mom has 2 public tours in Dinosaur hall, but she'll be home making out the shopping list for Thanksgiving and being with us afterwards. We were going to try a Hubbard squash pie this year, but mom left the squash on the back deck, and it froze, so it's not good for anything except squirrels and deer now. Mom tossed it and the pumpkins over the hill for the animals this morning.
Our weather, after freezing rain yesterday morning (during the drive, of course), has turned warmer. It was in the high 40s when we got up today, and it's supposed to carry through until tomorrow, and be nice once again. It's probably our last hurrah, though. We can expect wintery conditions to get here again on Wednesday. Oh, and the furnace is finally up and running reliably after the guy replaced some pressure switches on Friday. I hope you are having a great day and getting lots of attention and love. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Go Pilgrims!, Peppino, Go Pilgrims!, Divo & Falco, Rah rah for the Pilgrims!.

11/23/2014 08:12.15 AM Report This Comment  
  Me and dad will hang out and watch some games after the folks get home from the g'parronts - mom still has some cleaning to do with that scary steam cleaner, and she wants to start baking for Thanksgiving ! Pumpkin pie :) yum, yum in my tum !

Last night was a soaking bath night :) Then I sang my Christmas song over and over - Little Drummer Boy must have been playing on some commercial cause I started rum-pum-pum-puming ! ! !

GO PILGRIMS ! Have a good day :) love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie - GO PILGRIMS !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

11/23/2014 02:42.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sky
This is your Pal, Oki
flying by your page
today Saturday to
stamp U your daily
votie
have greyt one
be a good birdie
see U tomorrow
wings hugs

Come visit me, Baby/Vote10K /Ti Paul40680/Chip257319 & Oki,/Vote BOTMRuby35469/Mourni- ng Gizmo.

11/22/2014 11:30.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Still cold here - and mom's got out that scary steam cleaner doing the grout in the kitchen and bathroom - then she thinks she's putting the upholstery attachment on ? HA ! We'll see about that ! My cage is near the sofa and I don't like that thing ! It makes scary hissy noises !

Later the shopping will get done - tom is in the fridge defrosting already . . . maybe some baking tonight ? Like apple ? That would forgive the steam cleaner :)

Hope your day is lovely - enjoy it and if you get a chance head over to Name that Tune (page 231616) and try your wing at it ! love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie - GO PILGRIMS !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

11/22/2014 04:03.01 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sky
This is your pal, Oki
flying by your page
today Friday to
stamp U your
daily votie
have a greyt one
be a good birdie
see U tomorrow
wings hugs

Come visit me, Baby/Vote10K /Ti Paul40680/Chip257319 & Oki,/Vote BOTMRuby35469/Mourni- ng Gizmo.

11/21/2014 01:34.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sky
Well, we are hoping for an end to the seemingly eternal furnace saga today. Yesterday the nice young man stayed and checked absolutely everything out. It was all running nicely when he left, but 2 hours later, the temps were falling and the furnace was not responding. Mom's sister brought over some batteries she had just bought, in case the ones mom put in as replacements were somehow too old. They didn't help! So, mom called the company back. The nice young man called her and asked if she wanted him to come back last night, but she said it was under control, and she'd see him today. Well, it was 57 again this morning when mom got up! She turned off and restarted the furnace like he had showed her yesterday, and it worked to warm the house.
Mom went ahead and ran a couple of errands before going to the center for her shift, so she would be home by noon. She called the company when she got home just to let them know, and the secretary didn't have her on the schedule for today! You can imagine mom's dismay. They finally got it straightened out, and the same guy will come today to install the new switches. We all sincerely hope this is the end of the story, because it's getting old. Plus, mom worries about how these temperature changes are affecting us birds. Mom is listening for changes in our breathing and is really alert to our posture. So far, we all seem to be okay.
This morning at the center, mom cleaned the main aviary, the little screech owl in the habitat building, and the raptor aviaries. There is a turkey in one of them, heehee. We know, turkeys are not raptors. It is keeping him close to the building, though, so he can't get as cold as he would if he were in a free standing outdoor pen.
The pigeon is still gaining weight, and the little waxwings have their light, so mom was happy to see that. LT. Dan, the wood turtle, is still trying to escape, but not bruising his little armpits, because the pillowcase solution seems to be working.
We may be late or not get online at all tomorrow because mom is working an event from 11 to 4, so if you don't hear from us, we're okay. She was going to have Jake the snake with her, but they have her assigned to Quincy and Dan Quail instead. They put others with the snake, turtles, Irwin, etc.
I hope you are having a warmer time than we are, and getting lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Go Pilgrims!, Peppino, Go Pilgrims!, Divo & Falco, Rah rah for the Pilgrims!.

11/21/2014 10:18.12 AM Report This Comment  
  hi mr. Sky
TGIF ! Of course it'll be a busy weekend getting everything ready for Thanksgiving - my very favorite holiday ! A house full of love and yummy foods too ! Today mom is picking up our turkey on her way home !

Mom had a good time with her retired friend last night, but now she's tired - of course that may have to do with the fact that this is the first full week of school in quite a while between holidays and conference days . . .

Back to cold, but just for today - tomorrow should be better . . . love you ! Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie - GO PILGRIMS !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

11/21/2014 02:07.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Sky!
Flying in with your vote for this very cold Thursday night!

your buddy,
Kaji

Come visit me, Kaji ~ Vote Miss Ruby #35469 BOTM for December!.

11/20/2014 08:22.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sky
Mom waited and waited for the guy to fix the furnace last night. He finally came around 6:15. Of course, when he got here, the furnace kicked on! He looked and decided there was nothing wrong, except that when mom changed the batteries she forgot to put the override hold button on. He pushed the button, charged mom, and left. This morning when mom got up, it was 59 degrees in here again. She called them back before going to work. She told the girl who assigns people what happened, and that she was going to work and wouldn't be home until 1 or so. The girl promised we'd get an earlier visit today. Mom jiggled the thermostat this morning and had it working for awhile, but when she got home from work, it was only 60 in here again! The guy got here by 1:30 and he just left a few minutes ago.
When he went down and took the door off the furnace, it kicked on! He checked all the switches, the intake and outgo vents, and everything else he could think of. He thinks there might have been dust or something causing the pressure switches to shut off. He air sprayed to clean, and told mom if it happens again, he has the info he needs to get replacement switches. Right now it's warming up, hopefully it will stay that way.
Meanwhile, mom did her tour in animals this morning with second grade, and enjoyed it. She went to visit her nephew who had a second surgery following his auto accident (Last February), and he's doing great!
I hope you are toasty warm, and getting lots of love today. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Go Pilgrims!, Peppino, Go Pilgrims!, Divo & Falco, Rah rah for the Pilgrims!.

11/20/2014 12:47.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sky
This is your Pal, Oki
Flying by your page today Thursday
to stamp U Your daily votie
have a greyt one,
be a good birdie
see you tomorrow
wings hugs

Come visit me, Baby/Vote10K /Ti Paul40680/Chip257319 & Oki,/Vote BOTMRuby35469/Mourni- ng Gizmo.

11/20/2014 11:08.19 AM Report This Comment  
  morning mr. Sky
Hooray for Thursday ! That means it's almost the weekend ! It'll be a busy one, getting ready for Thanksgiving and for the sleepover mom's g'nephew is having here ! Yep, mom's niece has to work Thanksgiving night (so wrong to pull people away from families by opening stores !), so she called to see if Landon could stay over :)

Tonight mom is having dinner with one of her friends who retired last year - it's been a while since they've been out ! I hope she brings something good home for me !

Come visit me, Cookie - GO PILGRIMS !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

11/20/2014 02:08.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Sky!
Quick fly by with your vote!

Your buddy,
Kaji

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11/19/2014 08:37.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sky
We are sitting here waiting for the furnace guys to show up. Yesterday when mom was doing our blogs, she started feeling cold. When she went downstairs, she saw that it was only 57 in the house. She called the furnace guys, then she changed the batteries in the thermostat. The furnace kicked on, so she called them back and cancelled the appointment. BIG MISTAKE! She woke up around 5 this morning feeling chilly, waited to hear the furnace kick on, and when it didn't, she went downstairs and saw it was only 52 in here! She fiddled with the batteries again, and called the furnace guys to set up another appointment today.
She had to work at the museum today, so she ended up asking the cleaning woman to stay and wait in case they came before she got back. Well, she got back at 1 and they still hadn't shown up yet, but Debbie, the cleaning woman, said she had taken down the thermostat 4 times and pushed the batteries around to get the furnace to start again. So now we are waiting.
Mom's tours this morning were a real challenge. She had 2 special needs groups of children. The first group had all nonverbal kids, and all of them were holding hands with one of the chaperones. Some of them couldn't walk very well, either, so they went slowly and took elevators to all the floors. The second group was much larger, bigger group and bigger kids. Many of them were nonverbal as well, and most of them were on a cognitive level somewhere below kindergarten. Mom got through the two tours well, but they were exhausting. All she said to her boss was Thank God and God bless the people who work with these children full time! Mom dealt with some special needs kids when she taught, but not so many at a time. These people need our thanks, for sure! They probably need a lot more money than they are making as well, but they do it for the same reason all teachers do, for the love of the children.
I hope it's warmer there than here, it hasn't gotten too warm today, but tomorrow and Friday it should rise into the high 30s and maybe into the 40s. We do have sun today, so it doesn't feel as cold somehow!
Mom has homework all week before Daisy even goes to class next week! We'll talk more about it later. I hope you are getting lots of attention today, and savoring every hug. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Go Pilgrims!, Peppino, Go Pilgrims!, Divo & Falco, Rah rah for the Pilgrims!.

11/19/2014 11:29.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sky
This is your Pal, Oki
flying by your page
today Wednesday to
stamp U your daily votie
have a greyt one
be a good birdie
see you tomorrow
wings, hugs

Come visit me, Baby/Vote10K /Ti Paul40680/Chip257319 & Oki,/Vote BOTMRuby35469/Mourni- ng Gizmo.

11/19/2014 09:02.36 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Lakers !
Great practice last week team ! Let's do it again ! I know this is late notice but . . . the typist has been busy ! ! ! Practice today !


Wednesday Novembird 19

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We need to work hard to keep our championship title ! S - Coach Tweety and Captain Cookie

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11/19/2014 03:56.08 AM Report This Comment  
  hi Sky
Happy Humpday ! It sure is cold here ! Daddy got up and grabbed an extra blanket during the night ! Mom slept ! It was a long day - the group she has for drama is a big one, but they seem like enthusiastic and cooperative kids. They've decided to do a comedy this year that takes place in the wild west - rootin' tootin' fun !

Have a warm and wonderful day ! love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie - GO PILGRIMS !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

11/19/2014 02:24.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Sky!
Brrrr cold here. Big winds. And just flat out bitter cold! Mom went out at lunch, and was happy the sun was out--not that it warmed stuff up, but it seemed like it to Mom. She did a shorter walk. Too cold to do the longer one. And she was bundled up like Nanook of the North!

Hope your weather is lots better than ours!
Your buddy,
Kaji

Come visit me, Kaji ~ Vote Miss Ruby #35469 BOTM for December!.

11/18/2014 08:08.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sky
This is your Pal, Oki
flying by your page
today Tuesday to
stamp U your
daily votie
have a greyt one
be a good birdie
see you tomorrow
wings hugs

Come visit me, Baby/Vote10K /Ti Paul40680/Chip257319 & Oki,/Vote BOTMRuby35469/Mourni- ng Gizmo.

11/18/2014 10:51.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sky
Mom had a docent meeting this morning, and they reviewed a new exhibit that opened on the 8th. It's a guy named Knight who did a lot of animal art, and illustrated his dinos and mosasaurs and such by actually looking at the skeletal structures and using science to help him, instead of fantasizing about what the animals looked like. We look at some today, though, and it's easy to see how dated they are. The new knowledge about dinos, for instance, shows them in completely different positions in life. Still, for his time, he was a terrific artist. Mom found out at the meeting that he was legally blind almost all his life, too, which makes the artwork all the more remarkable.
She is reading the Scientific American magazine that came out in August about dinosaurs right now, too, so she's pretty much immersed in the Mesozoic!
Tonight, though, mom will go to the Humane Society for her first class in adult dog obedience for Daisy. We all think it's time for Daisy to go to school, since mom has not been a good trainer at home, at least as far as her fixating on us is concerned.
It snowed overnight, and is about 20 degrees out right now, with the wind chill making it feel around 0, so mom is indoors for the rest of the day, at least until tonight. I hope you are having a better day, at least warmer. Get lots of cuddles, and maybe some warm cider if you are cold. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Go Pilgrims!, Peppino, Go Pilgrims!, Divo & Falco, Rah rah for the Pilgrims!.

11/18/2014 10:38.49 AM Report This Comment  
  hi mr. Sky
Hello ! Today we woke up to 28 ! And it's only going to 30 today ! As a high ! brrrrr . . . same for tomorrow before the temps start inching up - all the way to 40 by the weekend !

Mom starts her drama club today - 54 kids signed up ! That's the biggest bunch ever ! She and the teacher she coaches with don't know what to do - find a play with a larger cast I guess ? I only know it means she won't be home till after 5:00 on Tuesdays till May :( poor, poor Cookie . . .

Have a great day ! love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie - GO PILGRIMS !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

11/18/2014 02:34.39 AM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Sky!
Grandpa can see without the double vision today. Go figure! Whatever happened had to resolve itself, and we are sure the prayers helped a lot. Mom is taking him to the eye doctor on Wednesday morning. But he is happy he could see fine today! Guess those prayers and good thoughts are working!

Ugh. This cold is awful. Was happy Mom was home today cuz I was snuggled on her all day. She says it is getting time to perch so I guess I will be in my house with the heater on pretty soon. She says she wants to get to bed early today. I think she just wants to get under the covers!

Your buddy,
Kaji

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11/17/2014 08:07.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sky
Today at the center, mom was training a person in the aviaries. The small flight one was empty and had been painted. There was nothing to do in there. The main aviary had been painted on the inside, so they went outdoors to change out food, water, and towels for the hide boxes. Whoever was out there yesterday left all the food and water out in the open, so the food dishes were soaked, and the birds, of course, won't eat wet seed. Their water was yellow, because of the rain coming through all the leaves on top of the aviary, so they didn't drink. They were sure glad to see fresh dry food and clean water coming their way.
Then mom and the trainee went into the avian nursery. There were only 3 cages in there to clean, so they got that done fairly quickly. The little cedar waxwings were in the dark because of the location of their cage. Mom talked to staff, and they came in to help move the cage to a window location, but it's a dismal day, so mom suggested they put up a light. Jess found a small socket which took a 40 watt bulb, so mom came home and got one, but it didn't fit! She ended up going to the hardware store after her shift, carrying the shade and socket, and found a light there that fit. So, after her third trip to the center, they finally have a light that works, so those little guys won't be in the dark.
The trainee was supposed to get trained in the rat room, too, but it was mom's time to leave, so the next volunteer supervisor got to take her in there to train.
Mom checked on the wood turtle, that solution is still working. She also checked up on the pigeon, who is up to 331 grams today! That's a gain of 12 grams in 3 days, YAY! That's all the news, except that the red tailed hawk got moved into the raptor mews today, which is good news. It means he/she is on the road to recovery.
I hope you are having a good day and getting lots of cuddles. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Go Pilgrims!, Peppino, Go Pilgrims!, Divo & Falco, Rah rah for the Pilgrims!.

11/17/2014 11:56.41 AM Report This Comment  
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