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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!
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  HI Sky
♥Happy Valentine's Day!♥
Last night's bean and ham soup was a huge success, and mom made pumpkin cornbread (Trader Joe's box) to go with it. It was a great hearty winter meal, and Jeff was happy that mom used his dried beans in the soup.
We're in the deep freeze here today, it's not supposed to get into the double digits at all. Tomorrow will be a different story though, it's going into at least the 20s. Mom did a quick walk with the dogs again today, just around the block. It's a good think she's working at the museum today, doing 3 tours, otherwise she'd get no exercise at all. Mom is doing 2 mini tours on Bears, bears, bears, and a full featured tour in Dinosaurs in their time. She will love both topics, we think.
I hope you are getting a lot of attention, cuddles and scritches today. Stay warm (or cool, in CA), my friend. Hugs, Peppino♥

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02/14/2016 08:24.17 AM Report This Comment  
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I bought a box of wooden hearts
a present just for you
they looked so good I beaked one
and I beaked another too !

They both were so much fun
that I beaked another four
and then another couple
and half a dozen more !

I couldn't seem to stop myself
I nibbled on and on
before I knew what happened
all the wooden hearts were gone !

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02/14/2016 02:53.29 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
It's really cold outside today. Mom walked the dogs, but just around the block because of the weather. Josh didn't get here until 10 to do the driveway, so she canceled her training at the wildlife center this morning. They were meeting at 9. She thinks it will be okay, she already knows how to handle raptors and reptiles. If there's anything else to learn, she will find out on Monday when she goes in for her shift.
We're making bean soup today from the beans that Jeff gave us at the end of the summer. They are really varied and colorful, so the soup should be interesting. Mom got out a few ham steaks to toss in there too. We will invite Jeff over to taste the concoction tonight.
There's not much else to report, but I hope you are having a great day today. Make sure to get lots of well deserved attention, 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.

02/13/2016 09:28.30 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

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02/13/2016 09:16.02 AM Report This Comment  
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It's mid-winter vacation ! ! Mom has just one little reading thing to check on "Midnight Ride of Paul Revere", so her bookbag is pretty empty too ! And that means lots of mom time - cause the only thing that matters this week is ME ! And her stack of books - but since I have one of my own, I can "read" with her :)

Bitter cold here today - heading up to the teens ! Record lows for tomorrow . . . at least each day brings us a little closer to spring :) Today mom and dad will go visit the g'parronts make sure there's nothing they need in this weather - and pick up my sugar snap peas :) Mom wishes we had a market like the one up there !

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02/13/2016 02:36.30 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
Happy Birthday to Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln today!
It's cold out there, but it's going to get colder still by Sunday. We think mom is crazy for going out in this weather, but she says it's okay as long as she bundles up.
This morning at the center, mom had the mammal nursery to do. There are only adults in there right now, 2 possums, 2 gray squirrels, and the little flying squirrel. The work wasn't too hard, and she got the floor and counter top well cleaned too. She usually wipes them off, but today she did more deep cleaning. Then she cleaned the refrigerator and freezer in the treatment room. It needed a thorough scrubbing before the craziness of baby season.
After the center, mom went to the post office, then to the supermarket to pick up some fresh fruits and veggies for us. We were nearly out today. There were no sugar snap peas, so we're going to have to settle for frozen peas until they come back. It's okay, we like them. She also got some French endive for the first time, we'll see how we like it.
It's fish fry Friday, so I think mom is going up to the church to get fish dinners for her and Jeff tonight. If it's too cold, though, she may just stay here.
I hope you are having a great day, getting lots of cuddles and scritches and staying warm (or cool if you're in CA). Hugs, Peppino

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02/12/2016 12:07.35 PM 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

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02/12/2016 11:03.34 AM Report This Comment  
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Today is it ! Mom's last day of school for a week :) And it won't be too bad either - the kids have music this afternoon and when they come back they'll have their little Valentine party . . . then she's all mine ! My Valentine !

And the only thing on the agenda is shopping for new sheets and towels, oh and potholders, since she didn't find them the other night ! I know I'm ready - in fact yesterday I was in a very feisty mood (dad's words) ! I played, chattered, tossed toys, had a bath and then sang songs with daddy :) Woooo Hoooooo !


Have a lovely TGIF ! love Cookie

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02/12/2016 02:31.24 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
We had more nuisance snow overnight. It's just a little, but enough to make walking the dogs a bit slippery this morning. Mom got through it, though, and swept and salted walk and driveway again. It's supposed to get REALLY cold this weekend, but no more snow is predicted. We'll see how that goes, haha.
At the end of the summer, mom told all her pool buddies that she would organize a lunch sometime over the winter. Yesterday she finally did just that. She texted, called, and emailed everyone with the details, and they are all meeting at a local restaurant for lunch on Feb. 23. She even arranged a snow date: if it's miserable on the 23rd, they will meet the following week, same time, same place.
Mom is going out to dinner tonight with her sis and brother in law. She is going to take a quick peek at their lunch menu because this is the restaurant she has chosen for the get together.
That's all the news that's fit to print. I hope you are having a great day, getting lots of cuddles and scritches. Stay warm (or cool, if you're in CA). Hugs, Peppino

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02/11/2016 09:06.22 AM 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

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02/11/2016 08:42.44 AM Report This Comment  
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Deep freeze coming ! It's into the 20's today and by the weekend ? SINGLE DIGITS ! brrrrrrrrr . . . time for extra blankees :) Maybe it'll be too cold for mom and dad to go out anywhere ?

They did go out last night and leave me for a while - mom decided she needed new pot holders - can you imagine ? And guess what ? She didn't find anything she liked ! Should have just stayed home with me ! I supposed that I shouldn't complain too much since she's on vacation ALL next week :)

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02/11/2016 02:37.18 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

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02/10/2016 03:40.57 PM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
Maxine and Falco have been giving mom fits with their shredding lately. Falco likes phone books, and Maxine loves cardboard. Falco finished a phone book yesterday. Mom won't give her a whole one, unless it's the skinny local one, because she can't wait to get in there and shred. She just gives her 25 - 30 pages at a time. Maxine is shredding boxes, paper towel rolls, and anything else mom puts in there. Needless to say, it makes cage cleaning more of a challenge.
Yesterday we did sheets and towels, and not much else. We've been getting what the weather guy called snow globe snow. That means squalls followed by some calm, then more squalls. Mom got the driveway and walkway cleared this morning before walking the dogs, and we're hoping they stay clean. The snow is supposed to clear up today sometime.
Well, there's not much else new, so I'm just going to wish you a very good day, full of attention, cuddles, and scritches. Try not to get into too much trouble. Hugs, Peppino

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02/10/2016 09:08.24 AM Report This Comment  
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Happy Humpday ! Another day of snow - just enough snow to be a pain (1-3 inches) So mom will have to clean off the car to go to work, clean it off again to come home . . . meanwhile, I'll sit and squawk at the wild birds who come to my back deck ! A couple will sit right by the back door and peer in at me ! Some of the smaller guys will sit and wait patiently on the railing while the feeders are being filled !

BC troubles this morning for me :( That's all the news from my corner of the world ! But you know what they say . . . no news is good news ! Hope it's all good news at your house too :) love Cookie

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02/10/2016 03:55.26 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
We're having an indoor day today, since it's snowing pretty hard outside now. It's supposed to snow between now and tomorrow and dump a few inches. The weather guy said it would be like living in a snow globe, since the snow would come and go like a snow globe getting shaken. So far it's just coming, not going. It's not laying on the road yet, but the grass and trees are covered. Mom and the dogs got all snow covered when they walked this morning.
The weather gives mom a perfect excuse to stay inside, get caught up with laundry, mostly sheets and towels, read, and of course, listen to the music she loves. Today it's all opera, all day! We will be sure to get lots of attention as well. There's really nothing else to report, so I hope you are having a great day, getting lots of well deserved attention, cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Peppino

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02/09/2016 09:37.52 AM Report This Comment  
  HiSky
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

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02/09/2016 08:42.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Tuesday, mom's humpday - and more snow showers on the way - just enough to be a pain in the tailfeathers ! Everytime she goes out or gets ready to come home she has to clean off the car ! An inch or so yesterday, last night, again this afternoon and overnight - winter weather warning till noon tomorrow, but no more than 5-8 inches total over the three days ! sheeesh !

Daddy met with the accountant yesterday and he says he'll be finished by the end of the week so mom can start spending the money on me ! There are a few little things she needs for the house (our towels are becoming threadbare !), but mostly it'll be mine :)

Have a wonderful Tuesday ! love to all my dear friends - Cookie

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02/09/2016 02:43.06 AM Report This Comment  
  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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ! ! !

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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

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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

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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

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

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”.

Come visit me, Silver Sluggers Page Where Greyt Things Happen & Sam says Happy Valentine's Day!.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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