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Mommy wanted to have some company. I was only 2 months old when she adopted me. She got me from a breeder. We were by ourselves for 10 years. Then 2 years ago for my 10th birthday she decided to give me Baby as a mate. However Baby and I dont get along at all.We puff our feathers at each other when we are close. So now its mommy, Baby and I.

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Hi! My name is Oki,/Vote BOTM Cydney11365/Mourning Gizmo

I am an African Grey from Orlando, FL.

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  Hey Oki
Happy Thursday!
As you have noticed my mommy's spelling on a lot of my blogs is incorrect.
I think BC acting up again. When she types my blogs she proof reads her typing and all is good. But once she sends out my blog the spelling changes!
Can any of you relate to that?

The weather geeks on the news say today we will be getting temps of 105. I hope they are lying heehee!!!
I'm trying to stay cool and on what Jenny's blogged me I'm avoiding Rag weeds...Thanks Jen!!!

My question of the day is what clan in my tribe am I from? If you read my storiesnd blogsa really good you should know...

Get your memory's working and give me your answer,you will have a chance to win some awesome jewlery...

Much Love to my friends and relations
Your King War Chief
Panther

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08/27/2015 10:17.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
There's not much to report on today. Mom went to the gym and swam indoors again yesterday, since it never got out of the 60s here. Today she is getting a haircut, then later going out to dinner with her sister.
No news on the kitchen: the floor isn't in yet, and neither are the counter tops, so the tile isn't in place yet either. It's still taking up residence on the dining room table.
I hope you are having a fun day, getting in some summer sunshine and lots of love. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, Peppino & Falco.

08/27/2015 08:13.36 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Oki:)
Just flying by wif a votie for you today:)
Wishing you a greyt day my friend!
Dino

Come visit me, Come take a drive da Countryside wif me:))).

08/26/2015 02:35.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Oki
Happy Humpday!!!

Sorry I have to make this short my mommy has to go to PT today.

Everyone did an awesome job with answers. But lots of them was half answers because of the confusion on the date.My bad...

My mommys uncle was in the barrocks in Pine Ridge in 1973.He was also an active member of AIM. AIM started off as a peaceful group defending the traditional ways of our tribes.Years later they were called militants and a lot of bad stuff because they had to go to war with the government and the BIA(We call the BIA bossing Indians around)
One sided yes.Our government is very one sided.It's ok for them to kill and inprison us but when we fight back we are called militants.We are warriors!!!

Everyone who answered my question about AIM can go to my gallery and pick up a pendleton blanket and post it on thier gallery.The blankets also make awesome backgrounds for our pictures. Alot of Native American babies use them for that too.

Todays question What tribe are my tribe's the Northern Cheyennes worse enemies and why...

Get your research on and win some beautiful Native American Jewelery.

Muck Love to all my friends and relations.

Love your King War Chief
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08/26/2015 10:44.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
Barcelona is so beautiful! We know mom will love it. Make sure she sees the Gaudi architecture and park. Sagrada Familia is beautiful, as are the houses he built there. Las Ramblas is a must see, too as well as the beach.
Those guys are still working outside in the yard. Hope they are finished today.
Mom got the filler piece for the kitchen, let the guy know, but he doesn't think he'll make it until next week. Mom is now resigned to the fact that the kitchen may not get done in time for company. The floor, the counter tops, and the backsplash still need to be installed, and the floor isn't in yet. Oh well, we can still enjoy our company, since we'll be running around, hopefully, and seeing the sights here in town.
Mom swam yesterday in the indoor pool, since it wasn't very warm outside. It never got into the 70s yesterday. Today it's supposed to get to 70, so it still looks like another indoor swim kind of day.
I hope you are having a great summer day with lots of good weather and cuddles. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, Peppino & Falco.

08/26/2015 08:08.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Wednesday Flitzer Time
Happy Wednesday from Buffalo, NY.
We are so happy that it's much cooler and very comfortable here this week.
[it makes Dad a lot less grumpy].
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I'm still having trouble landing due to my recent wing-clip. I fly ok
(flit), but Dad usually has to pick me up and bring me to my destination. Glad I don't hurt myself when I stumble.
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Yesterday Dad helped Uncle Geno get his dog, Lucy, back to the vet to get her stitches removed.
Lucy is a white German Shepherd - quite a large dog.

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Hope you have a wonderful day full of hugs n happy times.
~Wings Up~

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08/26/2015 04:24.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
Michael Vick has just been signed with the steelers football team.

Vick served 21 months in federal prison after he admitted in 2007 that he had operated a dog fighting ring at a farm he owned in Virginia.
Vick admitted in 2007 to keeping dozens of dogs for a dog fighting ring. Federal authorities say many were badly abused and some brutally executed
Federal authorities seized 70 dogs, mostly pit bulls. Many of them showed signs of severe neglect and abuse. Authorities allege he and his friends had brutally executed several other dogs

the disgraced NFL quarterback also neglected his pet birds, allowing one to starve to death and another to go without food and water.
Vick left one exotic bird in its cage to die of starvation and nearly allowed a second to succumb to the same fate. Vick, he had a beautiful pet bird named Junior that he allowed the roam around his mansion.'Mike decided that the home he lived in at the time was too small for someone of his stature purchased a home in the same neighborhood that was more suitable to the growing size of his bank account,'
Weeks later, after he moved into the new house the star football player at his new Atlanta mansion, but Junior the bird was nowhere to be found.
he hadn’t moved everything out of the old house and when he went back over there to check on things, Junior was still there and in his bird cage, dead'
'They had treated Junior like he was just another piece of furniture that they could just set aside and move at a later date.Vick said because he was an Atlanta Falcon player, fans were always trying to give him birds, and so Junior was no big loss.'
a second bird, a Cockatoo called Crystal,was in its cage without food or water at his home. the bird was later adopted even though Vick told her he wanted it back when he got out of prison.

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08/25/2015 11:31.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Oki
HAPPY TUESDAY !!!

Love your King War Chief
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08/25/2015 09:38.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
Yesterday was a great day at the pool, then mom came back here to finish our blogs and spend a little time with us before going to Aunt Ginny's for dinner. We didn't get any time out of our cages when she got back, though, because it was late. She just fed the dogs and they all went to bed. Tonight is ours, mom promised.
I hope you are having a wonderful day, getting lots of good summer weather and love. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, Peppino & Falco.

08/25/2015 08:25.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
sorry its taken us so long to get back to you. it was very nice seeing you at the milonga. the milonga was very fun. we also really appreciate all the hard work that went into making all the pictures. mom can spend hours just making one let alone that many. towards the end of the milonga we got thrown off the page. every time we refreshed the page it went clear back to the beginning of the milonga. when we tried to blog our friends we kept getting pages from a week ago so mom gave up. last night mom had a headache that was killing her. when she went on bird channel the pages wouldn't load so she had to force quit about 3 times so we could even vote 4 Cidney

The bee-harming pesticides we've been fighting for years are worse than we imagined. Research suggests that neonicotinoids aren't just decimating bee colonies -- they're hurting birds too. Researchers found that in areas with high concentrations of neonicotinoids, bird populations declined every year. This means our worst fears are coming true -- neonicotinoids may be moving up the food chain and killing our birds and our bees.
For the sake of the birds, the bees, and the whole food chain, we are challenging one of the biggest neonicotinoids producers of them all: Bayer.It's not just the bees anymore. Neonicotinoids are killing our birds too. It's time to get Bayer to stop producing these chemicals.We already knew that bees, insects, and small creatures that consume neonics are facing a decline in population. Bayer's neonicotinoids are even more harmful: Birds that eat food that consumed neonics are dying too. researchers searched extensively for any other outside cause that could account for the declines: urbanization, other environmental factors, land use changes. They couldn't find one. The only plausible explanation? Bee-harming neonicotinoids. Bayer is trying to write off this scientific study. Because for companies like Bayer, profits trump saving our food chain. By speaking up, we're changing the equation for these companies and making sure they protect the bees.Here's the scary part about all this: until more research is done, there's no way to tell how far up the food chain neonics can reach.major American retailers Home Depot and Lowe's have stop selling neonics. Bayer's lawsuit against the EU for banning this chemical is being challanged-- over a million of us have spoken out against the lawsuit. We've made a lot of progress together, but we're far from done.

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08/24/2015 09:48.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
There are some guys from the borough digging in the back at the bottom of a cliff, into some sewers. They came and knocked on the door this morning to let mom know what was going on. When she got back from the center, they were sitting on the bench in the yard and hadn't tried to go down the cliff yet.
Not much new here today. Mom did the recovery room today, and there were just turtles, ducks, and pigeons in there, so no big thrill. The wood turtle is so handsome, with his orange body and pretty eyes. The snapping turtle let mom pick him up out of his pond so she could change the water, too. She usually has good luck with snappers, though. This afternoon mom and her sister are going to Olympic gym to sign up for a month of swimming. It should stretch out the summer for a few more weeks, at least.
Update: mom had a great time at the pool, now to get ready for dinner with Gene and Aunt Ginny.
I hope you are having a great day, getting lots of sunshine, warm weather, and love. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, Peppino & Falco.

08/24/2015 12:20.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Oki
Today I'm posting a picture of the war pony in my gallery I'm putting him up for adoption. There's one catch...There is only one war pony left in the castle grounds corral. If you can tell me what AIM stands for and why they were so important to alot of our tribes you can pick up the war pony and bring him home.He is beautiful and strong.And he runs like the wind !!! So get your research on and and the first bird who sends me the correct answer will win.

No luck in house hunting yet.Beach property taxes are really high here. We went to Palos Verdes where my mommy loves to go and that was sky high. If we don't find a house soon we will be looking for a house in the mountains where its cool all year long...

Much love to you
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08/24/2015 10:11.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
The milonga was so much fun last night! Super soakers, water balloons, paddleboats, jet skis, all that great food, and of course, all the great company made it a night to remember! It was also good to see the new faces there. Thanks to Kiddo, Sweetpepper, Taz, Kaji and Lizzie, and Sam for the great time. The Scruffy birds played great beach songs, they sounded fantastic.
Today is looking like another pool day (yay), and the last whole day until next weekend. The rest of the week they will open at 3:30 when the kids are out of school. Mom and her sis are thinking of joining the Olympic for a month. It's a local gym that has both indoor and outdoor pools, and Mary, the owner, keeps the outdoor pool open as long as she can through September, and sometimes even into October.
I hope you are having a wonderful summer day, full of good weather and lots of love and playtime. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, Peppino & Falco.

08/23/2015 08:11.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
John painted the kitchen last night, and mom unwrapped one of the tiles to see how it looked. It's a nearly perfect match with the light blue! He also put up a new LED light fixture. He thinks mom will never have to change that light in her life, from what it says on the package. Mom has a refund coming from the counter people, but she has to go to Home Depot to show them her credit card again. She may buy more LED lights when she goes, because they are really bright and environmentally friendly.
Today and tomorrow look like pool days, though. They are the last whole days of pool time until next weekend, so mom will take advantage. There is a local Greek restaurant where she and her sis will go tonight, too. That means we won't have our out of cage time until after dinner, but we'll get it then.
I hope you are having a perfect summer day, getting lots of sunshine and love. Hope to see you tonight at the milonga! Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, Peppino & Falco.

08/22/2015 08:42.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Saturday Flitzer the Birthday Bird
Hello dear friends.
Thank you So Much for all the HatchDay Wishes....it's great to be 7.
It was such a great day that I started doing my 'happy squawk' in the evening and wouldn't stop for a long time. Daddy laughed and laughed.
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Dad gave me a happy day filled with treats and surprises. I even got Lemon Sherbet for a yummy birthday dessert.
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Uncle Geno hosted another Marilyn Monroe Move Night on Thursday. They watched:
"The River of No Return" (1954) which was fun.
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Dad and Uncle Geno went to the theater to see a German Film called "PHOENIX".
Dad called it his favorite film of the year so far. Sadly some of our friends have fear of subtitles - isn't that silly. Many miss out on such good films this way.

Thanks again for your gifts and wishes. ~Wings Up~

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08/22/2015 02:23.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
HAPPY TGIF DAY
every spring and early summer we hear birds singing at about 3am. mom never knew why they were singing until she found out they were whip-poor-wills

the Eastern Whip-poor-will is rarely seen due to its excellent camouflage. This member of the nightjar family is named for its haunting, onomatopoeic song, which has inspired folk legends and artists from Robert Frost to Elton John. the nightly chorus of “whips” is heard less and less often each spring as forests are lost to agriculture and development. Since Whip-poor-wills often forage close to roads, they are also vulnerable to collisions with cars. Declines in their prey from pollution and pesticide use have also affected this insect-eating bird.

One New England legend says the Whip-poor-will can sense a person's soul departing, and capture it as it leaves. Native American lore considered the singing of these birds a death omen. The only things whips actually capture are insects. They are consummate aerial foragers, consuming large quantities of beetles, moths, and other insects each night — a process that is aided by a large, wide mouth, or “gape.” Strictly nocturnal, the birds are most active at dawn and dusk and on bright, moonlit nights.

Eastern Whip-poor-wills nest on the ground in a scrape of dead leaves, usually laying two eggs at a time. They sit tight on the nest and will rarely flush unless almost stepped upon.the hatching of Whip-poor-will chicks appears to be closely tied to the lunar cycle: Most hatch a few days before a full moon. This strategy may have evolved to allow the adult birds to forage all night during the full moon, enabling them to catch enough insects to support their chicks.

Eastern Whip-poor-will populations have experienced steep declines, and the species was one of several added to the 2014 State of the Birds Watch List.

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08/21/2015 11:28.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
Today is a great day, sunny and warm, perfect pool weather! Mom went there after the wildlife center. At the center, she had to clean turtle pens and waterfowl pens. There are 5 outdoor waterfowl pens, 3 with geese and 2 with ducks. One of the little ducks got out when mom opened the door. She tried to catch it, but couldn't. Of course, it was the one day mom was outside without a walkie talkie, so she had to go back to the building to get help. With 2 people it's fairly easy to wrangle a duck. They got her back in with her buddies and it all worked out, but mom has learned to check her pocket and make sure that walkie is in there from now on.
Mom came home from the pool a little early to be here when John came to paint. He's bought a new light fixture and will install that today, too! It has an LED light in it, so it shouldn't need changing any time soon. By tonight there should be a coat or 2 of paint on the walls and a new light in the kitchen. Mom is sort of sorry to see the old one go, because it's a fan and light, but the fan doesn't clear the top cabinets, and mom is just the person to break both the fan and the cabinet door by opening it when the fan is running. She and John figured it's safer to lose it!
I hope you are having a wonderful summer day, getting lots of good weather and cuddles. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, Peppino & Falco.

08/21/2015 01:30.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Oki
Thank you for liking my skin brother Circling Eagles poem...Theres a picture of him in my gallery. The young boy dancing in a powwow.
During this time period he wrote the poem.
Without even thinking of what he would write about. His heart opened up and all his feelings came out...
When the powwows starting turning commercial a lot of our friends from different tribes and reservations from different states slowly went away.
The saddness ripped through everyones hearts and it felt like our hearts where being ripped out of all of us...
Alot of these youngsters grew up together meeting at Powwows and sitting on the bleachers on cold nights sharing blankets and drinking hot chocolate and eating frybread together...

Elders from different tribes would sit together and talk about thier traditions and share coffee and frybread and tell stories.

When everyone got up to dance in the sacred circle there was a presence of love and pride so strong it was overwhelming in a good way.
Now the only real traditional powwows are held on our reservations.
We all miss those days so much.We know it will never be the same.

This weekend I will be in lockdown while my mommy and daddy go house hunting.
I probably won't be back until Monday...

Happy TGIF
Love your King War Chief
Panther

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08/21/2015 09:55.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
my last little tidbit from the 1500's
England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people, so they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realised they had been burying people alive. So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, thread it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift) to listen for the bell; thus someone could be, ''Saved by the Bell ''or was considered a ''Dead Ringer'' And that's the truth. Whoever said history was boring ! ! !

moms kind of exhausted dealing with the cat problem especially after going through so much with our doggie and dad isn't making it easy for mom to deal with them. the vet siad it might take up to 5 weeks for the prozac to work. not sure at this point which cat or if both of them are peeing everywhere. still waiting for the test results for the female mom spent the day with a ultra violet light she bought on amazon finding all the pee spots and cleaning them. at ;east she got us outside today for a little while as she read the paper on the porch. the little rain we had cleared out the high humidity and it turned sunny with a nice breeze so it turned into a pretty day

love Boo Boo

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08/20/2015 10:46.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Oki
Another hot day today. I miss the winter !!!

Happy Thursday !!!
As I promised I am going to share my big skin brother's Poem...
His name is Circling Eagle Bigfoot from my Grandfathers clan.
The Elk Horn Scraper Clan...This clan in my tribe are heavy duty medicine men and they are also match makers.

Circling Eagle was 8 years old when he wrote this poem. This poem brought him to be SO-Cals Indian student of the year...

This poem is over 20 years old and has won the SO-CAL state finals in the short poems division. It is very heart felt and it is what a young Native American boy can see from behind his eyes. At the time he wrote the poem there was great saddness because of the change in our Traditional Pow Wow circuit because it starting catering to the by standers who made it commercial more than traditional. My family was raised on the PowWow trail and they all saw our traditional ways being put a side.Leaving a mere memory of the good times.Todays Pow wows will never be the same.

Here's the poem
I'm just an Indian boy Written by Circling Eagle Bigfoot

I'm just an Indian Boy
I struggle to stay alive
So my traditional ways can survive

I'm just an Indian boy
I walk the narrow read mans road
I try to stay strong and bold

I'm just an Indian boy
The Elders say I must fight to live another day
That is the only way

I'm just an Indian boy
I hold my head up proud
And walk like Thunder thats loud

I'm just an Indian boy
I must fight for my people and defend
So our traditional ways will not end
I will always defend

I'm just an Indian boy
My eyes are filled with tears
I'm still a young boy with fears

I'm just an Indian boy
Just like the elders say
Sometimes are enemies have to kill us
Because they can't kill our spirit

I'm just an Indian boy
I will fight on for my people forever

By Circling Eagle Bigfoot.

Have an awesome day to all my friends and relations
Love King Chief Warrior
Panther

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08/20/2015 10:45.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
It's another muggy day here, and it looks like it's going to rain any second. Mom had her eye appointment this morning so her eyes are still dilated. If we make spelling errors, it's because mom can't see yet. She did not need an injection, YAY! Mom has to go to work at the museum tonight so she's particularly happy about not having a scratchy eye today.
Tonight, it's 4 mini tours in North American Wildlife, back to back from 6 to 8. Mom isn't sure about the group, but it sounds kind of exciting. Mom was thinking she could do 4 separate tours there in that time.
I hope you are having a great day today, with sun and low humidity, cuddles, and scritches, too. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, Peppino & Falco.

08/20/2015 10:05.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Thursday from Flitzer
Hello from Buffalo. hot muggy days and nights. Last night was 79 - at night - ugh.
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Today will be torretial rains all day - then it should cool down. Dad says if he needs to build an Ark, at least it will be small - just a Daddy-n-Bird Ark.
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Dad and Uncle Geno went to see the movie "THE GIFT" yesterday. Dad liked it a lot -said it was very creepy and glad it was different than expected. Dad says they went to the movies to get away from the heat and humidity, but happy he enjoyed the film as well.

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Have a happy day. ~Wings Up~

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08/20/2015 03:21.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Oki
Happy humpday buddy!!!

Love your buddy
King War Chief
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08/19/2015 12:41.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
The rain yesterday did nothing to ease the humidity here. It's still really muggy out there. Our cleaning woman has recovered enough to come today and try to clean around the mess in the kitchen and dining room. She hurt her ankle about a month ago, so mom has been trying to keep up with things here. Cleaning is not mom's strong point, but Debbie says it doesn't look all that bad. Mom thinks she's just being nice though.
The counter people are supposed to come measure this morning. They told mom between 9:30 and 11:30, so mom hopes they will be on time. After all, this is the last full week of pool time and since she didn't get there yesterday, she'd like to go today. Next week the kids go back to school, so it won't open until 3:30 all week, and the same will happen the week after. We will be glad to see mom here in the afternoons, even if she's not thrilled with it.
Well, today is a hot, sunny, humid day, perfect for the pool! I hope you are having a great summer day, and getting all the attention you so rightly deserve. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, Peppino & Falco.

08/19/2015 07:36.02 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
both out cats are suffering from kidney failure due to old age. the older 16 year old male is now on prozac to stop the peeing

In the 1500's, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight, then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme: ''Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot, nine days old''. Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over they would hang up their bacon, to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, "Bring home the bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around talking and ''chew the fat''.Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning and death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered
poisonous.Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or ''The Upper Crust''.
Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of ''Holding a Wake''.
love Boo Boo
ps mom picked up records from the banned vet office today and was surprised she had forgotten about the avian vet telling her Coris beak problem is from a fractured beak she must have received when she was very young

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08/18/2015 10:09.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
Today is really muggy and cloudy. Mom was awakened about 5:30 by Daisy whining and pacing in her crate. Sure enough, the thunderclaps started soon after that. It was a fast moving storm, though, which left behind a bunch of humidity. Mom went to Better Feeds this morning to buy wild bird food, then to PetSmart to get doggie treats and a new bed for Daisy. (When she did the laundry on Saturday, one of the crate cushions came apart.) After that, she headed to Trader Joe's for the mint teabags she uses for iced tea. $97 later she came home with the tea and a 'few' other things. She thought she could get to the pool, but it started to rain, so she put the car away and is now doing our notes.
The guy came by for his power tools this morning. While he was here, mom asked him about the molding for the bottom of some of the cabinets and getting shelves out of the piece that's left. He told her he would return any uncut pieces to Home Depot for a refund, as well as cutting 2 shelves for the pantry cabinet and supplying the brackets or whatever to mount them. Mom was pleasantly surprised.
We also got an email that says the tiles have shipped!!! YAY, mom can't wait to see them up close.
I hope you are having a great day, good weather, good cuddles, and great scritches. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, Peppino & Falco.

08/18/2015 11:43.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Oki
I'm finally back on BC after a very irritating weekend. My mommy tried to rest and heal up and my daddy got the summer flu. Trust me this dude whined and whined all week end. My mommy took him to the doctor on Monday and it was not all that bad. I got so tired of him whining so when he came to my cage and stuck his head in it to say hi to me I lunged and attacked...GAME OVER DADDY !!! Heehee!!!
Sick Daddys are a pain !!!

Today as promised I will be continue you the story about the Medicine woman and the bear.

As Falco runs out to fight the Crow warriors she grabs her war shield and runs out from her hiding place.
She see's the Crow Warriors with a beautiful brown bear. The bear is tied up and the crow warriors are dragging the bear to the fire to burn him.They are poking him with spears and trying to torture him. As Falco approaches she aims her arrow at the Crow Warriors ready to take them down. They see Falco and drop the bear in the fire as they try to run. The bear looks at Falco and say's please shoot me. You will release my spirit and your strong and powerful medicine...

With tears in Falcos eyes she shoots her arrow at the bear and suddenly the smoke coming from the fire turns into a huge swarm of mosquitos and they attack the Crow warriors. The Crow warriors run off screaming into the wilderness with the mosquitos chasing them. Falco falls to her knees and starts to cry. Then she hears a soft voice whispering in her ear saying Falco please shoot one of your arrows into the fire.We are meant to be together forever.
I have been watching you and always loved you. Please release my spirit !!! Falco stands up and shoots her arrow into the fire and
a big puff of smoke covers the fire. As she watches she see's a Strong and handsome Warrior walking out of the smoke. He walks up to Falco and says you released me from my bears body and now we are together for life... I was cursed many years ago by the Crow nation and because of you I'm free !!!
Falco and Medicine Bear go back to thier camp and get married. They live a long happy life together and have many children.
Because of what the Crow nation did the mosquitos fly in anger and bite hoomans...

Much love to you
Love King Chief
Panther

V4 CYDNEY !!!

Come visit me, Jedi luvs Cheyenne forever..., Snowflake luvs her Apache..., Tweety luvs Princess... & PANTHER KING CHIEF SAYS. V4 ME FOR 10K.

08/18/2015 11:37.26 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
we had a heck of a time trying to get on bird channel tonight

more true facts from the 1500's

Houses had thatched roofs, thick straw piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof. Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs." There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom, where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence. The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, "dirt poor." The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance. Hence: a thresh hold.

love Boo Boo

ps. if you bath your birds with a spray bottle make sure you thoroughly wash the bottle out with soap and water after each use. mold can grow in the bottle and cause damage to your birds feathers and health

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl, CORI vote Cydney BOTM 11356 & BOO BOO vote Cydney BOTM 11356.

08/17/2015 10:59.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
This morning mom spent her time at the center in the avian nursery, cleaning cages for robins, sparrows, pigeons, mourning doves, crows, a barn swallow, and a killdeer. She got a lot done, but there aren't that many little babies there this time of year.
After the center, mom came home and changed for the pool. It's really hot today, so she was ready to jump into the water as soon as she got there. It seems everyone else was ready to get wet right away too! Now she's ours for the rest of the evening, yay! I hope you are having a great day with lots of good summer weather and scritchies! Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo and Divo, mom loves you both, Willie, Peppino & Falco.

08/17/2015 01:01.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Oki
Happy Saturday !!!

Love your buddy
Chief King Panther

Come visit me, Jedi luvs Cheyenne forever..., Snowflake luvs her Apache..., Tweety luvs Princess... & PANTHER KING CHIEF SAYS. V4 ME FOR 10K.

08/15/2015 01:44.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Saturday News from Flitzer
Thursday Dad and Uncle Geno went to The Erie County Fair - Dad's first time there in many years.
A nice sunny day, but not too hot. They got in and out before the big afternoon crowds.
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Thursday night Dad and Uncle Geno went to see the movie "APOLLO 13" playing for $3.00 at the old Riviera Theater. Before the film they played the old Wurlitzer Organ -always fun.
The movie was fantastic. Dad had never seen it on the Big Screen before - wow.

- - -
Terrible Thunderstorms and hail last night - big storms scare me - and Dad doesn't think much of them either. Hope we have a clear evening tonight as Dad has an outdoor party.
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

08/15/2015 02:04.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
mom hasn't found any new pee spots from the cat. he is fighting her tooth and nail over getting his meds. mom finally decided to take a break today and go to the pool because it was 87 and sunny outside. she gets to the pool and decided to go into the water and suddenly an announcement is made that the pool will be closed for an hour do to a doody spotted floaing in it. it seems every time mom has gone to the pool it is closed because of floating doodies. mom got so hot sitting there she came home.

later in the afternoon mom had us out on the porch and was amazed at seeing 4 hummingbirds fighting over the nectar feeder. she also has a feeder in the back and they were flying around there also. for the past few years mom has only seen 1 lone hummingbird at the feeder.

I had the best time outside today. there was a cardinal family and a blue jay family flying around in the yard. I called out to them over and over but they were all busy with their families. mom had a hard time bringing me into the house because she wanted to be outside but mom had to get dinner and doesn't want to leave me alone.

love Boo Boo

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl, CORI vote Cydney BOTM 11356 & BOO BOO vote Cydney BOTM 11356.

08/14/2015 11:20.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Oki
I'm finally back !!! My mommy is still recovering from her surgery in this horrible hot weather and she had the summer flu all at once.
We had two days of cooler weather and the temps are going up to 105 degrees and will stay in the triple digits until next weekend.
Once again we don't believe the weather geeks on the news because it's always hotter than what they say it will be. My mommy firmly believes that this climate where we live is to harsh for hoomans.
Hoomans here in Perris SO-CAL don't look as healthy as hoomans in other cities and thier temps are not so hot like they are over here. BUMMER !!!
I'm sorry I have to c/p today but my mommy has another post op appointment and she's catching up on my blogs.

Have an awesome day
Luv & Winghugs
King War Chief
Panther

Come visit me, Jedi luvs Cheyenne forever..., Snowflake luvs her Apache..., Tweety luvs Princess... & PANTHER KING CHIEF SAYS. V4 ME FOR 10K.

08/11/2015 08:54.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Oki
Happy TGIF !!!

Love
Panther

Come visit me, Jedi luvs Cheyenne forever..., Snowflake luvs her Apache..., Tweety luvs Princess... & PANTHER KING CHIEF SAYS. V4 ME FOR 10K.

08/07/2015 09:02.39 AM Report This Comment  
  hi there Oki and Baby !
Busy day in my house today ! Me and mom are doing laundry and getting things packed for our vacation in Skaneateles - I have to supervise to make sure she doesn't forget my favorites !

The weather doesn't look like it's sure about what it wants to do while we're gone . . . I'll just have to keep my wings crossed that I'll get my porch time . . . I sure will miss all my friends while I'm gone - mom is bringing the laptop in case she can get to town and maybe find a signal at the library . . .

If not though (no signal where the house is at the end of a mile long unpaved road through a farm field !) Have a great week and see you next weekend ! love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie getting ready for Saratoga !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

08/07/2015 02:49.01 AM Report This Comment  
  VOTE CYDNEY PG# 11356 FOR AUG BOTM
YOU ARE SO WELCOME OKI. HOPE YOU HAD A LOT OF FUN.

SWEETPEPPER

Come visit me, MAY 9,2009 THE WEDDING OF SWEETPEPPER & KIDDO, KACEY & MIKEY'S WEDDING PAGE MARCH 3, 2012, Digger Sept 29, 1998 - June 11, 2005, MAXIMILLIAN AUG 25,1992-MARCH 14,2010 R.I.P., THE PROUD BIRD PIE SHOP, KACEY LUVS HER MIKEY, TIEL TERRORS BASEBALL TEAM PRACTICE FIELD & SWEETPEPPER LUVS KIDDO.

08/06/2015 09:32.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki,
Stopping by with a vote from the team! I can't thank you enough for your faithful support!! Hope you are having a good day!!

The BC Warriors

Come visit me, Tweety and Cookie at the Stadium-BC LA Lakers, ***THE BC WARRIORS--GOING FOR THE 10K!***, Basketball team page & BC SanAntonio Spurs...Coach Jedi and Coach Dixie..

08/06/2015 09:38.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
Its so good to hear from you again and we were all so happy to see you in the castle!I'm flying by to wish you a greyt Hump Day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses and a vote for you too!Loving you always,Peepers

Come visit me, Gabbie, Kallie, Peepers & Dixie.

08/05/2015 09:22.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Oki!
Hey buddy! Glad to hear that you had a great day!
Love,
Raffikki

Come visit me, Raffi says vote for Cydney #11356 BOTM.

08/05/2015 08:44.26 PM Report This Comment  
  VOTE CYDNEY PG# 11356 FOR AUG BOTM
CONGRATS OKI ON BEING THE BOTD. ENJOY YOUR SPECIAL DAY IN THE CASTLE WITH CHEYENNE KING PANTHER.

SWEETPEPPER & KACEY

Come visit me, MAY 9,2009 THE WEDDING OF SWEETPEPPER & KIDDO, KACEY & MIKEY'S WEDDING PAGE MARCH 3, 2012, Digger Sept 29, 1998 - June 11, 2005, MAXIMILLIAN AUG 25,1992-MARCH 14,2010 R.I.P., THE PROUD BIRD PIE SHOP, KACEY LUVS HER MIKEY, TIEL TERRORS BASEBALL TEAM PRACTICE FIELD & SWEETPEPPER LUVS KIDDO.

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