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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
Mom wasn't listed today on the agenda, so she was a floater volunteer. She did some dishes and laundry, had the 20 and 45 minute timers for the baby birds, weighed bunnies, made fledgling food, then brought 3 more possums home to release. It was a busy morning, for sure. She loves the new food processor, it chopped up the veggies, fruits and greens for the fledgling food in record time!
I'm posting a new education skunk on my page, she's just a baby and doesn't have a name yet, but isn't she just the cutest?
We are all remembering Gizmo today, we still miss him. He was such a nice birdie, and so smart!
Mom did get to the pool for awhile today, but it got really cloudy, so she packed it in and came home. She's ours for the rest of the evening now! I hope you are having a wonderful day today, getting lots of cuddles and scritches, and having beautiful summery weather. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, 20k, let's celebrate!, Peppino, vote Kacey and Mikey for BOTM & Falco, vote Mikey and Kacey, 229611, BOTM.

07/01/2016 01:12.33 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
See U again when We get a chance
Have a greyt weekend
wings hugs
Your Pal, OKi

Sorry we are still taking long to come back. Parront is still busy.. She will be 49 on Sunday, she is getting old LOL

Come visit me, Baby/Vote10K BCWarriors263181/mou- rningChiper257319 & Oki,/Vote BOTM K&Mikey229611/Mourni- ng Gizmo.

07/01/2016 12:07.09 PM Report This Comment  
  8642
Yesterday was perfect for mom - low 80's - low humidity - and a good visit with her friend. Not bad for me either since she was home by 2:30ish . . . today daddy is going into NYC to have breakfast with a buddy in from CA, so me and mom will putter about and get a few things done. Very few - mom says it's hard to get too much accomplished when I try to help - which I don't understand !

Big time thunder boomers expected for this afternoon - but I'm brave and don't let them bother me !

Come visit me, Cookie ready for the 4th of July, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

07/01/2016 04:25.32 AM Report This Comment  
  morning mr. Sky
The air this morning feels so good ! The windows are open and all the outdoor birds are singing their wake up songs :) This is mom's favorite time of day . . . peaceful

Well, today mom is ditching me to go have lunch with a friend . . . sheesh ! She just saw her when school ended - that was only two weeks ago tomorrow ! Then tomorrow daddy is having breakfast in NYC with a buddy from CA who's in for the 4th of July weekend with a new girlfriend. What's wrong with this picture ? I HAVE TO STAY HOME ! That's what's wrong !

love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie ready for the 4th of July, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

06/30/2016 02:30.34 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 U again when We get a chance
Have a greyt weekend
wings hugs
Your pal, Oki

Sorry we are still taking long to come back. Parront is still busy..

Come visit me, Baby/Vote10K BCWarriors263181/mou- rningChiper257319 & Oki,/Vote BOTM K&Mikey229611/Mourni- ng Gizmo.

06/29/2016 04:34.23 PM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
The kissing booth field trip at Yellowstone should wrap up today, so stop by and see what other adventures we have in store. Yogi Bear and Jellystone park, anyone? Tomorrow?
What a difference a day makes! Yesterday and the day before were oppressively humid and hot, and today it's not even 70 and cloudy. The guys said 74 and partly sunny today, so it's warming slowly. It's not raining though and we could use some again.
Last night mom and her sister went to Red Lobster for dinner. Neither of them could finish the meal, and neither of them would take shrimp home. It's never the same warmed over, is it? The funny thing was they were looking at a berry dessert and talking about splitting it before they ordered. Of course, not being members of the clean plate club, not to mention stuffed, they didn't get the dessert.
It's not going to be a very interesting day today, but that's fine with us. It means when mom gets home from the pool, she'll be ours for the rest of the day, and by then, we'll have rearranged our cages to our liking as well.
I hope you are having a great summer day, 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 Kacey and Mikey for BOTM & Falco, vote Mikey and Kacey, 229611, BOTM.

06/29/2016 08:23.55 AM Report This Comment  
  hi mr. Sky
Happy humpday ! That is if it matters . . . it doesn't to me during the summer cause mom is home ! Yesterday's rain ended early, but it never really cleared up - the day remained overcast with thick hard to breathe air. Even when taking Landon to gym it was still yucky, and that's at 3:30 ! He won't get in mom's new car through the door any more - he wants to go in through the "trunk" to get to his car seat ! Silly boy ! Hopefully today's weather will be a little better. By the weekend it's supposed to be beautiful for all the cookouts, etc. Mom and dad missed their walk two days in a row now . . .

Don't forget to go try your wing again at NAME THAT TUNE on page 231616 ! New songs every week !

Come visit me, Cookie ready for the 4th of July, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

06/29/2016 02:32.20 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
If you're going to the Kissing Booth today, make sure you have your camping equipment, we're off to Yellowstone Park for an overnight trip. We're hoping to see all kinds of wildlife, and of course, the geysers. We're packed and ready for whatever adventure Falco has in mind.
Mom is doing laundry today, but with this weather it's also a pool day. She got 6 books yesterday at the pool from various friends. She went with 2, hoping to return home with one, and ended up with a bag full. At least none of the ladies has to buy each book! They all trade them back and forth all summer long.
We are in for a cage cleaning later today, too. Mom cleans every day, but once or twice a week, she scrubs everything too, and that's what we're in for today. I hope you are having a great summer day, 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 Kacey and Mikey for BOTM & Falco, vote Mikey and Kacey, 229611, BOTM.

06/28/2016 07:58.49 AM Report This Comment  
  8636
It was supposed to rain overnight, but started instead around 5:00 last night. Of course getting dark early like that confused me and by 7:00-7:30 I started squawking for my goodnightbird nutriberry. It's supposed to continue this morning and then start to clear up in the afternoon . . . the grass is happy !

I sure hope it clears up cause the g'nephew's gym class changed to Tuesday for the summer so I'll be on my own for a couple of hours . . . plus mom wants to run to Bird Jungle as I'm all out of my hot chili peppers - I love to leave pepper dust in my wake as I crunch my way through those !

Come visit me, Cookie ready for the 4th of July, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

06/28/2016 01:43.34 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
This morning when mom walked the dogs it was trying to rain, so she figured it would rain a lot while she was at the center. No such luck, though! It cleared up, so she had to water plants when she got back.
Meanwhile at the center this morning, she was cleaning and feeding in the avian nursery. It was hot in there, for sure. Those woodpeckers were really active, and one escaped, but mom caught it and put it back. There are several kestrels in there now, too. They are so cute. There is also a screech owl who will be going to the zoo as an education ambassador later in the week. He is missing an eye, so can't be released, and we already have a screechie on our permit, so we found a new home for him. When mom left the center, she carried animals with her. She released a mallard at the river. It was the longest release she ever did! The steps leading to the river's edge were blocked off, so mom opened the carrier at the top of the bluff, hoping she would go down right away to the water. Instead, she hung out, eating greens, and looking for bugs! It took about 20 minutes for her to leave and go down to the river. Mom had to stay and make sure she was headed in the right direction, and not back onto the road. Meanwhile, the possums in her car were parked in the shade with the windows down. So mom released the 4 possums in our yard, and they were much easier. They left right away. Mom always wishes them a long happy life. Now she has to remember to return the carriers the animals were in. They are at the bottom of the driveway, so hopefully she'll remember to return them.
The pool was a welcome sight today, since it's so hot and humid here. After the great release, mom couldn't wait to dip her head underwater. It was a good afternoon, and now that she's home, she's all ours for the rest of the day. We love that!
Come on by the kissing booth, Falco is there for the next 2 weeks. She's planning on some fun. Uncle Frank is looking for more volunteers to be there, so if you can help out, let him know!
I hope you are having a wonderful summer day and getting lots of cuddles and scritches. Stay cool if you can! Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, 20k, let's celebrate!, Peppino, vote Kacey and Mikey for BOTM & Falco, vote Mikey and Kacey, 229611, BOTM.

06/27/2016 01:17.06 PM Report This Comment  
  hi mr. Sky
Happy Monday - mom has a few errands to run - she's loving being able to do chores and errands whenever she wants to and not having to wait till the weekend. Today ? She needs new sneakers ! Sad part is . . . she's going AFTER my cage cleaning :( And as if that weren't bad enough - I heard her say something about my awesome talons needing a trim !

It's another warm sunny day today, but hopefully we'll have some rain tomorrow - the grass is all brown and crunchy when you walk on it . . . the plants have been getting watered at least - there are maters waiting to turn red and oodles of flowers waiting for the maters to develop :)

Come visit me, Cookie ready for the 4th of July, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

06/27/2016 02:25.39 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
What a fiasco with prom last night, I hope you saved some of your best steps for next week! Mom was able to sign on, but it was taking forever for blogs to show up, then she checked her email and found it was not only her, but lots of folks who were having problems. The Milonga team made a decision to call it a wash last night and reschedule it for next week, same time, same place.
Meanwhile, today it's a beautiful, sunny, hot day already. Mom has pool plans for sure. The dogs were panting so mom cut their walk a bit short this morning. She encourages them to walk on the asphalt most of the time, but today she was trying to get them to walk on yards where their feet could stay a bit cooler.
The plants will all get watered when mom gets back today, as she wants to do blogs now while BC is up and running. The day lilies are starting to bloom, so the yard is awash with color right now. The Asiatic and oriental lilies have buds, too. Cherry bells are in bloom, and of course, cosmos, zinnias, marigolds, lobelia, and a few dahlias, although not all of them have buds yet. There is a pepper on the pepper plant, flowers on the zucchini, and some of the tomatoes have flowers on them, too. It looks good out there!
I hope you are having a great summer day with 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 Kacey and Mikey for BOTM & Falco, vote Mikey and Kacey, 229611, BOTM.

06/26/2016 07:48.39 AM Report This Comment  
  8632
Well, despite Milonga being postponed till next week due to BC obstacles, those of us who were able to get there had a great time eating and dancing the night away ! Now, we not only had a fun time last night, we have something to look forward to all week long :)

Weather is heating up today - nearing 90 . . . any errands to do better get done quick and early so we can hang out together here at home . . . don't know if mom and daddy will take their walk today or not. I do know we are in desperate need of some more fat juicy strawberries ! Mom was lucky enough to come home with my string beans and sugar snap peas yesterday at least :)

Have a wonderful and peaceful Sunday . . . love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie ready for the 4th of July, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

06/26/2016 02:15.33 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
Gene came to the pool for awhile yesterday, and when mom asked him if he was coming again today, he said maybe Wednesday. He truly didn't know what day it was! Of course, traveling and getting settled in again is difficult, but he's one of the smartest people mom knows, so she was surprised at his answer.
Today we are going to have mom for nearly all day, with only her pool time away from us. If we could go there, we would, too! Tonight is the milonga, though, so we have to stay here to practice our dance steps for the big night.
I hope you are having a good day today, with lots of sunny weather, cuddles, and scritches coming your way. See you at the milonga, I hope! Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, 20k, let's celebrate!, Peppino, vote Kacey and Mikey for BOTM & Falco, vote Mikey and Kacey, 229611, BOTM.

06/25/2016 07:30.28 AM Report This Comment  
  8630
Can you believe mom's vacation is already a week old ? Yesterday both mom and dad went to the g'parronts to take some old junk to the dump and today they're going again just for a visit ! Sheesh ! Guess I'll pull out mom's old disco singles from her college days and practice my dance moves for tonight's prom by myself !

At least it's not steamy like in some places of the country - we've been in the mid-80's with lots of sunshine. Only problem is things are starting to look a little brown since the rain never showed up . . .

Come visit me, Cookie ready for the 4th of July, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

06/25/2016 02:46.15 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
Thanks to Kaji's wonderful mom, we got that pic in a jpg format so mom put it on all our pages for a few days. Aunt DJ is a genius! The skull mom's holding is archaeopteryx, and she loves showing it, as it's the first known bird.
Today mom cleaned the recovery room, which has a variety of turtles, a snake, and some ducks. The hybrid domestic duck she checked in last week is in the center part of the building, but mom couldn't see if she was still on eggs or not. The ducks in the recovery room were all doing quite nicely, and the turtle with the nail polish is getting cleaner and cleaner, YAY! There is a little painted turtle in there too. When mom took its food out she laughed, because whoever fed them yesterday must have thought this turtle was a giant. There was more food in the cage than turtle. He's a pretty active little one, too, but not using a back leg, so mom is hoping for the best for him.
The snake is very cool! It's a water snake, so it's in an aquarium with a lid.
It was reasonably sunny, so mom went to the pool after the center. Her friend Gene is in from Germany, so he met her there and stayed to swim for an hour or so.
Now mom is ours for the rest of the evening! She will clean our cages, but it's fun time for the birdies now.
I hope you are having a great day today, getting lots of summery weather, cuddles and scritches all for you. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, 20k, let's celebrate!, Peppino, vote Kacey and Mikey for BOTM & Falco, vote Mikey and Kacey, 229611, BOTM.

06/24/2016 01:07.51 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
See U again when We get a chance
Have a greyt weekend
wings hugs
Your Pal, Oki

Sorry we are still taking long to come back. Parront is still busy..

Come visit me, Baby/Vote10K BCWarriors263181/mou- rningChiper257319 & Oki,/Vote BOTM K&Mikey229611/Mourni- ng Gizmo.

06/24/2016 11:08.49 AM Report This Comment  
  8627
Happy Friday ! Today, mom and dad have to head up to the g'parronts to do some errands for them - right after mom was gone most of yesterday doing her errands. sheessh ! Although, truth be told, she didn't mind cause she got to use her new car (best part of the Great Family Car Recycle ? She's at the top of the food <car ?> chain !) Any way, when she came home it was with some fat juicy strawberries ! I ate the little seeds off the outside of mine and used the rest to decorate some wall space. I know she appreciated my art work cause she squealed with joy - like this . . . "CCCOOOOOOkkIEEEEEEE !"

Come visit me, Cookie ready for the 4th of July, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

06/24/2016 02:26.53 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
Mom's daughter is getting released from the hospital today, so mom is ready to go pick her up. We had rain and thunder boomers overnight, and it's still gray and cloudy looking. It's supposed to clear up by noon, but mom will get to the pool late, as she has to make sure her daughter is settled in at her home and has all the meds she needs. She should be leaving the hospital with at least one prescription for antibiotics.
Otherwise, today is the day mom and her sis go to dinner, so if she doesn't make the pool, she'll still go out tonight for awhile.
Update: Mom picked up her daughter and they dropped off a scrip for antibiotics. Also, it's stopped raining, but it will be muddy at the pool, so we think it's probably not going to be a good day to go.
I hope you are having an awesome day 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 Kacey and Mikey for BOTM & Falco, vote Mikey and Kacey, 229611, BOTM.

06/23/2016 09:47.39 AM Report This Comment  
  hi mr. Sky
busy day at my house today . . . daddy's car (mom's old one) goes in for inspection today, mom is taking her sister to motor vehicle to register daddy's old car, then little g'nephew has his gym class - oh, and a stop at the post office for stamps ! Good thing yesterday was an out of cage all day day . . . cause the way things are looking, it'll be a play in the cage day today for a lot of the time. Maybe a nap since it's supposed to rain later . . . love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie ready for the 4th of July, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

06/23/2016 02:12.32 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
Mom got the pic of her with the skull at the museum. It came via email today, but it's a pdf file and mom doesn't know how to convert it to jpg to put it in my gallery for a day or 2. We will welcome all suggestions.
This morning mom got her mani/pedi. She had the owner of the salon, so she was out of there in under 2 hours. Wasn't that great? She was happy to have them done finally. After she got home, she went to the pool for the afternoon. It was kind of gray and cloudy looking, but hot. She predicted that the sun would come out when she was ready to leave, and it did, of course.
Anyway now we have mom for the rest of the day, which is just fine with us! Mom's daughter is still in the hospital, so we ask for prayers for her healing. The swelling has gone up, but the redness has faded a bit.
I hope you are having a great day today, getting lots of great weather, as well as cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, 20k, let's celebrate!, Peppino, vote Kacey and Mikey for BOTM & Falco, vote Mikey and Kacey, 229611, BOTM.

06/22/2016 01:14.22 PM Report This Comment  
  hey mr. Sky
I'd say happy humpday, but during the summer every day is happy ! ! Mom ran a few unnecessary errands yesterday (I think she just wanted to drive !) She picked up a folding exercise bike for daddy's sister's birthday (not till July 23 . . . told you she just wanted to drive !) But then she came home and we played fetch and had some quiet head skritching time :)

The weather was nice - warm, but not too humid and sticky. Today should be similar so we'll finish up with the thank you's and mom will head out to the post office. And that's it ! The rest of the day is MINE - I've got plans too you know !

love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie ready for the 4th of July, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

06/22/2016 01:29.42 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
Today mom had a tour in the morning at the museum. It was a day camp with special needs children and their chaperones. They were very late getting there, as their bus broke down, so the tour was shorter than it should have been. The kids were interested in the dinosaurs, though, and loved the touchable items mom showed.
Mom got that pic back today that the teacher from Ohio sent her a few weeks ago. Her boss said she'd email a copy too so we can post it. Mom likes it because it shows the little Archaeopteryx head.
It was grey and sticky this morning, seemed like it was going to rain any second, but it turned into a beautiful afternoon. So you know where mom went! That's right, she spent a few hours at the pool, but now she's home with us for the rest of the day. She may go to the hospital to see her daughter after dinner, but she might just stay here, too. She hasn't talked to her daughter yet. Yesterday she seemed pretty sure she'd be home today, but she texted mom and said they are keeping her again.
I hope you are having a good day today, getting lots of great summer weather as well as lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, 20k, let's celebrate!, Peppino, vote Kacey and Mikey for BOTM & Falco, vote Mikey and Kacey, 229611, BOTM.

06/21/2016 12:34.30 PM Report This Comment  
  8621
It's the first whole day of summer . . . so we celebrated with watermelon last night ;) I do love that stuff ! I didn't get out cause it just got too hot by the afternoon - mom even put the a/c on for a while so she could cook. Another warm one today . . .

Last night mom took my heap (measuring cups, paper towel roll - a whole one - my bar bells, all out of my cage for night-night and then went to get my nutriberry. She heard daddy laughing and when she got out she saw that in that short time, I had dragged everything right back into my cage ! I'm a determined guy !

Don't know what's on today's agenda - I do know mom's hair is looking shaggy so she may try to go get a trim - when it's so warm, she doesn't like it on her neck - I think she should have feathers ! They get too long and just molt out !

Daddy is hoping mom will let him try out her new car today - hmmmmmm. . . we'll see ! I do know there's lots of room for all my toys when we go on vacation ! It'll be lots more comfy traveling - whenever it is we go -

Come visit me, Cookie ready for the 4th of July, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

06/21/2016 02:16.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello honney
I have food trucks coming to the KB while I am there.

I drove the Hostes truck there today. I brought you & the flock some of my Dads recipies.

Open a pack of Hostes cupcakes.
Place them squiggly side down on a plate & scoop out a hole with a large spoon.
Eat what is on the spoon (of corse!!!!).
Put any kind of berrey you want to in the hole.
Then put a scoop of ice creem on top.
Drizzle chocolate sauce on top.

Another of my Dads hillbelly gormet deserts.

(Dad calls them HILLBELLY deserts cause they make a HILL out of your BELLY!!!!!!)

Mrs BB

Come visit me, Mrs BB-Going to the prom, TPB&G., Laka is realy sitting on the castle throne !!!!, Charley Bird, The Bird. Lets play BazBall !!!!!!, Falco has taken over the Kissing Booth. & Buba, ready for the race.

06/20/2016 07:28.27 PM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
Happy Summer! It's the longest day today, so enjoy it to the fullest! From now on, we lose a minute or so of daylight each day until the winter solstice, when the minutes start picking up again.
Mom was assigned the RVS room this morning. There are 18 cages and no fan in there. She got the first 10 cages done, then her shift was up. There were tons of raccoons, a few skunks, and a few groundhogs in there today. The one cage with 2 baby skunks had one with nearly a totally black back! He only had one white spot up near his shoulder. Mom knows that skunk stripes are as unique as fingerprints, so it's not surprising. Our education skunk Murphy has a broad white stripe, covering his whole back.
Mom's daughter was admitted to the hospital yesterday with cellulitis, and they're keeping her until at least tomorrow. Mom just talked to her, and she's fairly cheerful. She said the antibiotic didn't heal it as quickly as the doctor thought, that's why they're keeping her. Hopefully she'll be home tomorrow, though.
I hope you are having a wonderful day today, getting the most out of the first day of summer with lots of attention, cuddles, and scritches. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, 20k, let's celebrate!, Peppino, vote Kacey and Mikey for BOTM & Falco, vote Mikey and Kacey, 229611, BOTM.

06/20/2016 12:36.59 PM Report This Comment  
  hi Sky
Happy Summer Solstice ! Today is the longest day of the year as we herald in summertime and I intend to make the most of every moment ! Mom's sister and my Laura are coming by later to take the old car - daddy get's mom's and mom's sister gets daddy's now that mom has her new car. In our family we drive cars till they fall apart !

Mom and dad had a nice time yesterday celebrating with g'pa. No birdie bag though :( Mom did share a cherry with me later on in the evening so I didn't complain too much . . . it was a very warm day with temps near 90, but the humidity was low so it was tolerable. Except that when the folks got home there was a message on the land line from the town that there had been a water main break and they should boil water before using it. Luckily, I drink bottled water so daddy ran down to the market to get a couple gallons for him and mom . . .

Have a super duper start of summer ! love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie ready for the 4th of July, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

06/20/2016 02:12.46 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
Happy Father's Day to the bird dads out there.
After a wonderful pool day yesterday, mom came home and spent the rest of the afternoon and evening with us. We love it when she does that, it means we all get lots of attention. This morning mom walked the girls, then watered all the plants in containers. They were starting to dry out after the 4 inches of rain they got on Thursday. The ones in the garden are still okay. Mom also weeded a little, but they are really getting ahead of her. It's tough to keep up with them.
I hope you are having a great day full of sunshine and cuddles and scritches just for you. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, 20k, let's celebrate!, Peppino, vote Kacey and Mikey for BOTM & Falco, vote Mikey and Kacey, 229611, BOTM.

06/19/2016 08:21.01 AM Report This Comment  
  good morning !
Hooray ! Mom slept all the way till 4:45 today ! It's getting better already - of course yesterday she stayed pretty busy puttering around so she was pretty tired last night . . . it was another beautiful day here.

Great Horned Owl is the hardest working dad :

"three or five hooter" call. Then, since his own species has no architects or builders, both partners must go househunting for places like old squirrel nests, hawk nests or hollowed-out tree stumps. "I've even seen an owl take over a red-tailed hawk's nest," says ornithologist Richard J. Clark at York College of Pennsylvania.

In late winter, the female lays her two or three eggs and the male's marathon begins. While she keeps those eggs from freezing, he brings home the bacon (or, in the owl's case, rats, mice, squirrels--and even prey as large as pheasants). In most bird species, says Clark, the female is the smaller animal, but not birds of prey. So the male great horned owl must feed himself and another adult about 25 percent larger than he. With two or three hatchlings crying for food, his burden multiplies, especially since the mother is caring for owlets that can't maintain their own body temperature for the first days or weeks of life

And the flamingo :

Male flamingos are all around good guys. Even while congregating in a flock of thousands of birds, these guys remain monogamous, mating with one special gal for life. Flamingo dads are also feminists, as they wholeheartedly believe in gender equality, which is rare in the animal kingdom. When it comes time to mate, dad helps mom select a nesting site, and together they construct the nest out of mud. Once she lays her egg, the father shares in the responsibility of incubating the egg, as they take turns sitting on the nest for equal amounts of time. Once the hatchling is born, mom and dad share all parenting duties equally

Come visit me, Cookie ready for the 4th of July, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

06/19/2016 02:24.54 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 again when We get a chance
Have a greyt weekend
wings hugs,
Your Pal, Oki

Sorry we have take long to come back. Parront has been busy lately.

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06/18/2016 09:29.10 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
Mom wrote a thank you email to i5 for getting BC back up and running. She thinks if we can all complain when it's down, we can also be gracious when it's back up. Hopefully, that will be incentive for them to keep us up and running.
Last night mom, Aunt Ginny, and Jessica had take out Thai from one of mom's favorite restaurants. Aunt Gin picked up the food on her way home from work and Jessica brought dessert. They watched Joy, with Jennifer Lawrence. It was a chick flick, which mom doesn't normally like, but she enjoyed this one. The story line was interesting. Aunt Gin got to pick the movie because it was her birthday treat. Mom signed up months ago for points from Verizon, but didn't know what to use them for. Well, when she went to rent the movie last night, she got to use some of her points, and the pay per view was free! What an unexpected treat that was!
Today it's bright and sunny out, and was pretty warm already when mom walked the dogs. So it's going to be a pool day for sure! I hope you are having a great day today, getting lots of sunshine, warm weather, cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, 20k, let's celebrate!, Peppino, vote Kacey and Mikey for BOTM & Falco, vote Mikey and Kacey, 229611, BOTM.

06/18/2016 08:24.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Nothing like waking up to find BC working ! Of course I think mom would rather sleep in a little, but her internal clock is still on school time - even though there isn't any till the Wednesday after Labor Day ! YES ! Hopefully she'll be able to sleep more soon . . .

Perfect weather again yesterday, although it's supposed to start warming up into the 80's for today and tomorrow. I have to wait for my sugar snap peas since mom and dad aren't heading to the g'parronts till tomorrow for Father's Day. Of course g'pa got his new Father's Day TV early so tomorrow the folk will take them out to eat for lunch . . . I hope they bring home a birdie bag !

Today, I'll supervise some clean up around the house and help mom make thank you cards for the kids in her class - they were a pretty generous group at the end of the year. Maybe I'll get a treat for being so good at my job ? I always make sure there's something for mom to pick up or wipe down !

Enjoy your Saturday ! Don't forget NAME THAT TUNE on page 231616 ! love cookie

Come visit me, Cookie ready for the 4th of July, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

06/18/2016 01:59.21 AM Report This Comment  
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A whole new meaning to TGIF ! ! ! And a perfect start to the summer ! The BC is back up and running after shutting mom out last night while I was visiting Queen Laka - it was still out this morning before she left for her LAST day of school ! But now she's home after a 10:30 dismissal (and brunch), it's high 70's, sunny, and when she turned on the 'puter, BC was back ! Two months of Cookie and mom time !

Tomorrow she'll start on thank you's since the folks won't head up to the g'parronts till Sunday for Father's Day . . . I'll work on some lacey calculator paper for g'pa and daddy (mom had to toss one of my paper towel rolls since most of it was made into confetti and the rest ended up underneath me - ooops !)

Have a wonderful day - love you ! A happy to be back Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie ready for the 4th of July, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

06/17/2016 11:12.44 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
We are hoping to get some things done today, because it's thundering right now, and we had rain pretty much all night, with thunder boomers. Most of us don't mind, but Daisy kept mom up. With her thunder shirt on, she was still nervous and whiny, pacing and jumping in her crate. Mom kept waking up to tell her to settle. She took that shirt off this morning, but it sounds like we need to put it back on little Daisy.
Mom did get the dogs walked this morning before the rain came back. She also managed to water the plants in the window box and on the porch before the rains started.
We think mom will get her nails done today after our blogs are done. It's been a couple of weeks, so it's time, and she wants fancy nails again. The blue tips are cute, but she loves the flowers and other designs that could be there. Also, today is dinner with sis. They are going to a local restaurant that neither of them has tried before.
I hope you are having a great day today, getting some good weather, lots of attention, and many cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, 20k, let's celebrate!, Peppino, vote Kacey and Mikey for BOTM & Falco, vote Mikey and Kacey, 229611, BOTM.

06/16/2016 08:34.00 AM Report This Comment  
  This is it ! Today and then a 10:30 dismissal tomorrow ! Mom will pick up her car then since today is gym day for Landon . . . I think I'll make some confetti today to help mom celebrate ! And I'll share a cherry with her - daddy gave me a bit yesterday and boy was it good ! But then, I happen to love most veggies and fruits and meats and grains, and . . . ah heck, I just love food !

It's turning real summer now - last night mom and dad didn't walk as far as they usually do - it was so humid, daddy was getting cranky so they headed home - alright by me ! ! He was better soon as I squawked out my greeting of "COMERE" !

Come visit me, Cookie ready for the 4th of July, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

06/16/2016 01:40.07 AM Report This Comment  
  I got to go out on the deck again while mom watered her plants. It's like a jungle out there now that everything from school is home too ! Tonight I was promised a nutriberri to work on while mom and dad walk . . .

Can you say two - ONE ? If you can, head over to NAME THAT TUNE on page 231616 - earn a diploma AND win a jukebox ! ! ! Have a great night ! love from a happy to be back on Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie ready for the 4th of July, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

06/15/2016 02:49.35 PM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
It's late in the day for us to be blogging, but mom tried earlier to no avail. We have to apologize for yesterday, mom let her inner nerd out to play. The book is good, though.
When we woke up this morning it was raining. Mom delayed taking the dogs for their walk until the rain stopped, but they got their whole walk in that way. It got really nice when the pool opened, so we all know where mom was. Around 2:30 the clouds rolled in again, though, so she came home and tried BC again. It's up and running now, YAY.
Now mom is with us for the rest of the day, but our cleaning lady called off this morning, so I suspect mom will do a little cleaning tonight. I hope you are having a great day, getting lots of cuddles and scritches, and all around good weather. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, 20k, let's celebrate!, Peppino, vote Kacey and Mikey for BOTM & Falco, vote Mikey and Kacey, 229611, BOTM.

06/15/2016 01:07.20 PM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
Mom watered everything last night, and some of the plants were really grateful. They looked like they were on their last gasp! She also started one of the books she won't take to the pool. It's The Story of Life in 25 Fossils. So far, she's read the chapter on stromatolites and the one on ediacara. It's a really interesting read to her, although we are sure it's not everyone's cup of tea. The book she's reading poolside is a suspense novel, her usual summer drivel.
Today looks like another great day for the pool. They are predicting high temps tomorrow and Thursday, but with rain, so we'll see.
I hope you are having a great day today, and getting lots of wonderful weather, as well as cuddles and scritches. We all deserve that kind of attention, you know. Hugs, Peppino

PS: We just thought you might not know about stromatolites and ediacara: the first is mats of cyanobacteria(blue green). People didn't know if they were fossils or not until there were some living ones found in Shark Bay, Australia. They are preCambrian in origin, and are among the first living things on earth. The second are weird plume, disc, and quilted shaped fossils found all over the world, but described from the Ediacara range in Australia. They were essentially water filled blobs of soft tissue, or if they had internal organs, none have fossilized. Very interesting, and again, PreCambrian(3.5 billion to 650 million years ago).

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, 20k, let's celebrate!, Peppino, vote Kacey and Mikey for BOTM & Falco, vote Mikey and Kacey, 229611, BOTM.

06/14/2016 08:16.13 AM Report This Comment  
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Another perfect day yesterday - mom and the kids had a great time . . . today they'll do a bit of cleaning and then make some "travel through 4th grade" brochures for next years group . . . maybe they'll finish watching "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" too - they're working on a compare/contrast to the book essay. Tomorrow is field day . . .

Only the day didn't stay perfect - it got cloudy, windy and chilly again last night - right while mom and dad were at the river for their walk. Daddy gave mom the "shirt off his back" so they could finish . . . It was an extra blanket night again - low 50's. Which is OK as long as the days warm up nicely for me to get out when mom gets home !

Come visit me, Cookie ready for the 4th of July, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

06/14/2016 01:56.45 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Sky
This morning when mom went to the center, the list of assignments wasn't made up yet, so mom asked what they wanted her to do. She volunteered to do baby birds again, so she got the timer, went and got gloves, and the phone rang. She ended up taking 3 phone calls before she left the kitchen area where the gloves are. When she got back to the front, she told Colleen she'd do reception today, since the phone was ringing again. Colleen shot her a look of gratitude, and gave the timer to someone else. Mom spent her whole shift taking phone calls, returning some calls, and doing intake on animals. It seemed there was a steady stream of animals coming in today. They were up to 1685 animals for the year when mom left. She admitted several raccoons, a bunny, a pigeon, a box turtle, a duck sitting on eggs with bite wounds on her, and some others, too. They have over 100 possums right now, and 27 baby bunnies that need tube fed, too. It's quite busy, but mom didn't see one animal today, except for the intakes.
The pool was next since it was a warm sunny day. Now she's finally home, showered, and ready to spend the rest of the day and evening with us. I hope you are having a great day, getting lots of well deserved attention, as well as some beautiful spring/summer weather. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, 20k, let's celebrate!, Peppino, vote Kacey and Mikey for BOTM & Falco, vote Mikey and Kacey, 229611, BOTM.

06/13/2016 01:19.04 PM Report This Comment  
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