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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 Laka259145/Mourning Gizmo

I am an African Grey from Orlando, FL.

Okito, bebito

15 years old   M

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  HI OKI
HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY. A DAY TO REMEMBER ALL OF OUR FALLEN VETERANS AND HOW BRAVELY THEY SACRIFICED THEIR LIFE FOR US. IT TURNED INTO A BEAUTIFUL SUNNY DAY WITH A SLIGHT BREEZE. MOM WENT TO THE CEMETARY TODAY AND PLANTED FLOWERS AT HER DAD AND BROTHERS GRAVE AND THEN STRAIGHTENED OUT THEIR FLAG POSTS SO THEIR FLAGS WERE WAVING PERFECTLY IN THE SLIGHT BREEZE. THEN A BEE STUNG MOM. MOM FIGURES IT WAS ONE OF HER BROTHERS STILL MANAGING TO TORTURE HER AFTER ALL THESE YEARS. LOL . WHEN MOM GOT HOME DAD WAS OUTSIDE WEEDING SO MOM HELPED HIM AND THEY GOT A LOT OF BAGS FULL OF WEEDS. MOMS VERY TIRED TONIGHT.

LAST NIGHT MOM FORGOT TO UNPLUG HER PUMP FOR HER FOUNTAIN AND RACCOONS OR SOMETHING GOT INTO IT AND EMPTIED MOST OF THE WATER OUT OF IT. THERE WAS STILL ENOUGH WATER TO KEEP THE PUMP FROM BURNING OUT. I BET THEY HAD A GOOD TIME SPLASHING IN IT

HOPE YOU HAD A WONDERFUL DAY.

LOVE BOO BOO

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05/30/2016 10:48.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Memorial Day Flitzer
Hello silly friends. There's nothing in the bowl...but me.
This Pasta Bowl is my favorite perch to watch Dad make yummy things in the kitchen.
Dad loves when I'm there - he calls it "BIRD IN A BOWL" -he says he should serve me that way for lunch - then laughs.
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Have a wonderful day
~Wings Up~

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05/30/2016 02:38.11 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
Yesterday it was such a beautiful pool day. It was warm, sunny, and the water was wonderful. Mom didn't do any laps, but she did get in the water, which is a step in the right direction. Mom's sister was too tired to go, since they got home after 1 in the morning, but the other people mom knows there did show up, so she was able to chat and read. Those are the main reasons for going, haha.
Today mom will be there again, then later, her daughter will take her out to dinner. Mom's son in law has gone to Ohio to see his mother, and her daughter thought it would be good for the two of them to get together. Mom likes that idea, especially since she doesn't have to cook.
I hope you are having a pleasant spring day, with lots of sunshine and plenty of attention! Hugs, Peppino

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05/29/2016 08:24.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Sunday Flitzer
Happy Memorial Day Weekend. We are in the hothouse here - record-high temperatures, thunderstorms and high-humidity. Makes one miss the days of the Buffalo Winters. HA
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Have a wonderful day
~Wings Up~

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05/29/2016 02:42.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
dad was pointing out to mom all the things that need to be weeded. mom says she is quite aware of the weeds and will get it done. it only looks nice for a few months and its great exercise so mom doesn't mind. its very hot right now so we can't sit outside and because of the weeding mom can't sit there with us.

our computer was really bad last night and the ball kept circling and circling and finally mom decided to just unplugged the computer and it took her 20 minutes just to get her computer to go to sleep before she unplugged it. it was pizap who caused all the problems because they told mom to disable her ad block and when mom did it frazzled her computer. they have more ads on pizap than they had on bird channel.

we hear the whippoorwills tonight. not too many but still hear a few mom was afraid they wouldn't come back with all the new housing development going on where they live. hopefully they are ok.

love Boo Boo

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05/28/2016 10:29.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
was a good girl tonight until mom said its bedtime and then i made her chase me all over the bedroom. finally after mom said Up and Bedtime for about the 10th time i stopped and let her scoop me us. i need to make sure the old lady gets her exercise every night.

Cori was very bad tonight. mom walked out of the bedroom for 1 minute and when she came back in she couldn't find Cori. she heard paper rattling and saw Cori was in her candy drawer and eating a butterfinger. in one minutes time she managed to eat all the chocolate off of one side of the candy bar. mom was so angry at her.

we couldn't get on bird channel last night. when we got to the pages it was from 3 days before. when we even tried to vote it said url not available. tonight pages are loading very slow but we will continue and try to blog/vote until it quits again.

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05/26/2016 10:15.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
Congratulations to my brother Willie on getting to 20k votes, and to my friend Chyna for making her 30k votes! The party at the HOF should be in full swing right now. We're heading back there as soon as our blogs are done.
Mom had 2 tours again today. The first was with sixth grade on biomes and climate change. They were great! It was an all girl group, because the teacher had separated them out that way. Mom thinks that's a good idea for 6 and up, because then the girls aren't shy about answering and asking questions. The second group was fourth grade in dinosaurs. One of the chaperones was a former docent! Mom knew her well, so had her help out with the touchable skulls during the tour. Those kids were fantastic! But you knew mom would say that: 4th grade, dinosaurs...
Today after we're finished, mom is going to water the plants, hopefully finish planting all the other stuff Jeff brought over last night, and get the house plants outside for their summer vacation. After that she's ours for the day/night! Tomorrow we have birdicures scheduled, yuck!
I hope you are having that fine weather like we are having here, low 80s, sunny, and beautiful. Have a fun day, get lots of cuddles and scritches, too. Hugs, Peppino

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05/26/2016 11:08.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Thursday Flitzer
Happy Thursday.
The next few days will be hot and muggy - I don't mind tropical, but Dad is used-to cold Buffalo,
so he suffers.

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All is well here.
Uncle Geno stopped over Tuesday afternoon for movie-time. I got to sit with him and play with his beard while he and Dad watched "SPEEDY" (1928) with Harold Lloyd.
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Make it a great day
~Wings Up~

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05/26/2016 04:20.49 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
i got to sit on the porch for about 45 minutes for the first time this year. Dad sat there with me for about 1/2 until mom brought Cori out in her harness and then dad went inside. even though it was my old cage it scared me at first but i adjusted very quickly and even took 2 baths.

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05/24/2016 10:38.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
Yesterday mom planted everything else that was left. She thought she was done, but noticed that the guys who did the lawn weed whacked the Chinese Lanterns that she planted. She called Jeff to complain and he said he had more, and would bring them. Well, he brought three more plants, as well as snow peas, potatoes, tomatoes, apple mint, mustard greens, and cilantro! He and mom planted all that, and by last evening her neck and back were aching. It was a good time to plant, though, when there was help! Jeff also cleared out some of the day lilies so mom could plant the Asiatic lilies she got for Mother's day.
Today mom has a lunch with the pool ladies. I guess they'll all be talking about the pool opening on Saturday. She also has a bunch of errands, like getting more seed and suet which she didn't do yesterday, getting more fruits and veggies for us, and getting a mani/pedi if possible. Bree is coming on Friday to do our birdicures, so that's arranged.
Seems like summer is on the way! I hope you are having a great day. It's beautiful here this morning, so we're hoping it stays this way all day long. Get lots of cuddles and scritches today. Hugs, Peppino

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05/24/2016 01:52.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
today we saw a bunny . it was munching happily on our hostas. everyone always blames the deer but the bunnies eat all the low to the ground plants. this bunny was very chubby.

the nursery delivered the bottle brush shrub today . dad spent all day Saturday and this morning digging the hole. it would have taken mom a week to dig the hole. after dad put the shrub in the ground he spent the rest of the afternoon mixing the soil with social mulch and peat moss and carefully tamping it into the ground. the shrub doesn't look like much now but eventually will.

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05/23/2016 09:45.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Monday Flitzer
Happy Monday
We had a nice weekend, including time out in the sunshine
~Wings Up~

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05/23/2016 03:16.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
tonight Paddy came over to bother me again. he got his leg caught in my dog rope toy i use to hide my treasures in. happily none of my treasures were taken.

for some reason mom was feeling a false sense of security from the marauding deer. they came by last night and browsed on every new plant mom planted. they didn't touch anything else. they even ate the flowers off of the geraniums which they have never touched before. it is kind of funny since none of the neighbors ever plant anything so the deer don't even bother going into their property. our house is like a smorgasbord of gourmet delights for them.

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05/21/2016 11:05.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
Mom planted a lot of what she bought yesterday, but there's still at least a flat to go. She had to stop because she was getting sore legs and back. I hope she can finish today, but it's raining right now. The weather guessers said it would only get to 58 today, so we'll see. The rain is supposed to end by noon, too. Mom is leading 3 tours at the wildlife center today.
If people dropped off goodies for the baby shower last month, they could sign up for a tour of the center. The education folks picked this weekend for all the tours, but they were short handed, so mom volunteered to do some. There are 5 tours today and 5 more tomorrow, so she's helping out today. People can tour where the education animals are, but not the rehab patients. Mom will walk them by the nurseries, though, and they can peek in but they have to stay in the hall.
Hopefully the rain will have ended by then, so mom can show everyone the silver foxes and the raptor mews. They lost Maxina, one of the red tailed hawks, this week, but there are still others out there. Martha is off display, too, as she is raising a foster baby. Still, there are a lot of animals to see.
I hope you are having a great day today, and getting some sunshine, cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Peppino

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05/21/2016 07:58.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
mom and dad have been traveling now for 2 days to various garden centers to find a shrub to replace the blue spruce pine tree dad had cut down last fall. they went to a place about 25 miles south of the city and found a beautiful nursey that had beautiful plants and had perfect shrubs for mom and dad. problem was dad isn't able to dig a hold big enough for some of the big root balls and can't afford to have the nursey deliver and plant so the parents settled for a bottle brush buckeye shrub that is about 3 feet tall but should grow to about 15 feet which is "deer resistant", tolerates shade and wind and grows big fluffily white plumes. while mom was out with dad today the bank called and said moms power of attorney for g-ma has been approved so mom has to go to the bank tomorrow to sign papers so she can open a new checking account for g-ma and start paying her bills and keep track of what the money is being spent on.

HAPPY TGIF DAY

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05/20/2016 10:16.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
This morning mom was assigned to do the recovery room. It was the first time in months that she's been in there. The little box turtle with the nail polish on his shell is coming clean; mom could actually see natural scutes on parts of his shell. She scrubbed him for the normal 5 minutes, and put him back in his clean cage. Now that spring is here, there are some different animals in the recovery room. Beside the turtles, there are some injured animals; a female mallard, a little garter snake, an opossum, and a peregrine falcon. Mom needed help to get the falcon out of her cage so she could clean it, but she put her back inside on her own. The opossum has babies in her pouch, so mom was extra careful with her, too. The snake came in with some injuries, and is bandaged, but keeps knocking the bandages loose. The mallard is pretty stressed, but mom managed to clean her cage with her inside it the whole time.
After the center, mom went to a local nursery to pick up some plants. She got some hanging baskets for the porch, and she thinks she has enough to fill all the containers on the patio and in front. There's a woodpecker who is excavating out a tree stump that mom has been using as a plant stand in the front of the house for years. There must have been some tasty tidbits in there, he/she has nearly the whole stump gone. The top is still there, but mom doesn't think she's putting any plants on it this year.
It's a sunny, warm day, in the mid 70s, so should be perfect for planting everything later on, when our blogs are done. I hope you are having a great day, getting some good spring weather, and of course, lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Peppino

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05/20/2016 06:59.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Friday Flitzer
Happy Friday.
Beautiful day here in Buffalo - sunny and will be in the 70's.
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A good week here -full of Dad Time, visits from Uncle Geno and fun.
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Kentucky Grandma turned 80 on Wednesday - wow - Dad is glad he got to visit her for Mother's Day.
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Make it a great day
~Wings Up~

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05/20/2016 04:53.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
Last night's dinner at the Village Inn was delicious. Mom had wedding soup (which isn't as good as what she makes, but it was okay), and their special, which was crab and shrimp stuffed pangasius. Her sis and brother in law enjoyed their Italian food, as well.
Today it's sunny and close to 70, so it's feeling more like spring. I hope your weather is as nice. Mom may get outside to do a few things, maybe even get the Chinese Lanterns planted today.
This morning mom had 2 tours in Dinosaurs with 4th grade classes. Have we ever mentioned that mom loves dinosaurs and 4th grade kids? (I know, countless times!) Today was such a fun day for mom at the museum, the kids were so sweet. She got interesting questions from them, too.
I hope your day is going well, and you are getting some well deserved attention, with lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Peppino

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05/19/2016 11:19.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
mom was eating popcorn tonight and dropped a piece. i ran super fast and grabbed the popcorn. i didn't eat it simply broke it into a million pieces and spread it all over the carpet. mom said what a mess. i said what fun

mom was a first skeptical about the tree treatment until she talked to the arborist doing it and he explained that even though the trees may appear healthy, the blight is around and once it hits the trees die very quickly and since our trees are over 65 years old they a huge with giant intertwining root systems and when they fall the root rip out the roots of other trees killing them and killing you if they fall on the house. the treatment should protect them for about 2 years.

its still pretty cool here but is suppose to start warming up. mom was going to clean the house today but when she opened her box of swifter refills she had bought the wrong ones and these had strong scents on them so mom had to throw them away and run to the store to buy the unscented ones. since she was out she stopped off at the garden center.. prices have skyrocketed on plants but if you don't buy them now they won't be around for later. its a lot of money to spend for deer candy

HAPPY HUMPDAY

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05/18/2016 10:54.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
Wow, Baby has been laying eggs for 3 years? Mom was hoping this one year would do it for Falco.
Today mom had 2 eighth grade tours in Ancient Egypt. She hasn't spent a lot of time this spring in that particular hall, so it was kind of a nice break from the dinosaurs and North American wildlife. I think she's back in dinosaurs tomorrow, though. These kids were pretty interested in the topic, and loved the touchable stuff, too.
Tonight mom is going to dinner with her sister and brother in law, and they are going on an Alaskan cruise tomorrow. She won't see them until next weekend when the pool opens. They are going to a nice restaurant nearby which specializes in Italian food, so they should all be able to find something good to eat.
It's still pretty chilly here. It rained this morning and is still cloudy. It's about 58 out there, too. I hope you are having a great day today, and getting lots of sunshine, cuddles, and scritches. Hugs, Peppino

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05/18/2016 11:02.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
our weather has been pretty cool and one morning last week we even had snow flurries. today wasn't too bad and warmed up to the mid 60's. we are getting lots of rain which is good for everything growing. haven't seen much deer activity around and hope we don't get baby fawns born in our garden again. they are super cute but learn to eat all the plants and flowers.

we had a tree service come and inject the base of all our big trees and shrubs with vitamins. 6 of our trees are big oaks and because of the oak blight they are coming back to inject them with antibiotics to prevent infestation. all of our giant rhodendrums on the side of the house died and it has been determined it is a fungus infection in the soil so they must all be dug out and the whole area defunguscided. its sad because they still have a green leaf here and there and maybe one or two blooms on each shrub.

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05/17/2016 09:59.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Tuesday
Happy Tuesday from Flitzer-Land.
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A quiet rainy morning here. Dad fighting his computer, me occasionally nipping his neck, reminding him that I am here.
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Hope you have a fantastic day
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05/17/2016 03:40.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
Is this Baby's first egg? That's exciting! We wish her a very happy hatchday.
Mom had 4 mini tours today at the museum. The numbers were weird, though. She had 7 on her first tour, 5 on the second one, then 23(!) for the third tour, and 6 for the final one. They were all in Dinosaur Hall, which mom likes, but those numbers were strange. Today in Oakland, and also at the Music Hall at the museum, there were a lot of graduations going on. The parking lot at the museum was filling up quickly when mom got there, and there were lots of family groups walking around in the museum, we think either waiting for the ceremonies to start, or celebrating the end of them.
It's a gloomy looking cool day with rain off and on all day, too.
This is going to be one exciting race tonight! We've placed our bets and can't wait to see who wins the Milonga Derby! Hope to see you there, but meanwhile get lots of well deserved attention. Hugs, Peppino

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05/14/2016 12:07.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Saturday Flitzer
Happy Saturday from Flitzer and Dad.

Excited about the Derby Milonga tonight.
[Even if Dad can't translate for me, I will be there a-Flittin]
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A rainy cool weekend here, but we still have fun.
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See you all tonight

~Wings Up~

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05/14/2016 02:05.33 AM Report This Comment  
  HI OKI
the Simpleton Bird Players
are now performing DANTES INFERNO
Piddy Girl hands out leaflets to the the birds sitting in the audience
Narrator : Piddy Girl
Special effects : Paddy Cake
Devil: Ms Boo Boo
Banshee: Cori
the audience lights dim as Paddy puts hot ice in a tub of water, turns on a black light and turns on the light strobe. he then starts setting off M-80's firecrackers as the cutest little devil ever spins and twirls onstage and the banshee, howls, shrieks and wails.
Narrator: ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE!!!!!!!

THE END!!!!!
the performers stand on stage and take their bows as the audience sits in silence with their beaks hanging open

HAPPY TGIF DAY

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05/13/2016 06:03.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
This morning mom was surprised to arrive at the wildlife center and see her name for feeding baby birds. There weren't that many there on Monday. She collected timers from everyone who had them, and she took charge of the 20, 30, 45, and 60 minute timers. The very youngest babies get fed every 20 minutes, etc. The 30 minute incubator had about 25 baby birds, starlings, jays, robins, etc. and all of them with their mouths wide open every time mom opened the porthole. As you might guess, the shift went quickly and mom stayed busy. What goes in has to come out, right? So she spent the time feeding, then cleaning and supplying new nests to the babies after each feeding. A sparrow who was on the 60 minute timer escaped its cage, and was flying around for awhile, but it was caught and put back before mom left. The 60 minute birds are not in incubators, but in the fledgling cages, and they get hand fed fledgling food every hour. In addition, their cages contain foods they will eat once they are released, because that's part of the weaning process. They figure it out soon enough, then can go into a bigger aviary until they are released as adults.
The center has added 18 interns for the spring/summer season. These are college students majoring in biology, ecology, or pre veterinary science who need some hands on experience with the animals. Mom met 5 of them today while they were in the nursery learning how to medicate and provide PT to injured birds.
It's a beautiful day outside, so mom is going to weed the right side of the walkway. The left needs done again, too, though. It was just done a week ago, but those weeds sure pop up fast. We have one iris in bloom, and several more ready to pop open. Mom also put pinwheels around the peace rose in an attempt to discourage the deer. We'll see if that works, haha.
I hope you are having a great day today, getting some good spring weather and lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Peppino

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05/13/2016 10:44.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
Oh, it's Baby's hatchday! We wish her the best.
Today was a long museum day for mom. She had a tour with younger kids (3rd grade) in PA Natural History at 10. It was funny, because they asked to see the Indians, the igloo, and the dodo bird, none of which has anything to do with PA natural history. Still, we aim to please, so got those in, too. Then she had another hour and twenty minute break, before getting the second group. They were 7th graders, and wanted animal adaptations. There were 150 kids and 15 docents for that tour, so mom started in bird hall, because she knew the second floor would be jammed. It worked out well, because by the time they got to Africa, that hall was empty, and only one other group came in while she was in there.
On the way home, mom stopped to pick up her prescriptions and a few veggies and fruits for us. So now she is here, and ours for the rest of the day. It was bright, sunny, and 80 when she left the museum, but by the time she left the market, it was 70 and raining. There was some thunder and lightning, too, so she wanted to get home fast to put Daisy's Thunder shirt on her. Now it seems to be clearing up some, so we'll see what the evening brings. I hope you are having a great day today, getting some good spring weather as well as lots of attention and play time. Hugs, Peppino

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05/12/2016 01:22.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
Cori was sneezing like crazy yesterday evening. she also kept yawning so mom assumed her Eustachian tubes were clogged. she also could hear congestion when Cori breathed. mom didn't panic because this is pretty much how mom feels everyday and is starting to suspect Cori might have allergies also. her nares were also bright red and mom used a tissue to wipe them off every time she sneezed. what mom did was wipe her whole face and nares down with apple cider vinegar. then she applied aloe vera juice from a freshly squeezed aploe vera plant and rubbed it very well into her nares and face. she then massaged her ears which also caused her to yawn. then mom put both of us to bed early and figured we needed a good night sleep, because i also sneezed once. today Cori sneezed a few times and tonight none at all although she did start yawning again but only for a little bit. mom had on clean blue jeans tonight and was wondering if maybe there had been something on the dirty ones that we were having a reaction to last night. the dirty ones got really filthy today and crusted with mud because mom worked on the 3rd hillside cleaning out the leaves and she is 3/4 done.


mom gave me the aloe vera plant after she has squeezed out all the juice and smeared on Coris face. i liked it very much and hit it in the bedroom so i can snack on it later

HAPPY HUMPDAY


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05/11/2016 10:08.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
I hope you have a huge party for your 13th hatchday.
The vet thinks one more week with the collar on ought to do it for Falco. She's healing nicely, but Dr. Pleban doesn't want to chance taking the collar off before she is totally healed. She was running late yesterday, and mom had a car appointment at 1:30, so she barely had time to drop off Falco and get out to the car place. Everything is up to date now, including the inspection stickers, so mom is good to go for another year.
Today mom had 2 tours in Dinosaurs. The first one was with second grade, and they were surprisingly well behaved. Of course they had 3 chaperones, so that may have been part of it. The second group, after an hour's break, was 4th grade. That's mom's favorite age, it was her favorite grade to teach, too. They were wonderful, and their teacher took notes all through the tour. At the end, the kids hugged mom, something that happens very rarely at the museum. Even the teacher told mom she learned a lot today, though.
Now mom is home, and just went through the email. Apparently we missed all the brouhaha with BC, since it's up and running just fine right now. Thanks, DJ and whoever else sent notes to i5 for all of us.
It's a great day today, although it started off cool, cloudy, and rainy. When mom left the museum it was sunny and over 70 degrees! It may just be spring at last!
This is the last day to vote in the Milonga hat contest, so don't forget to go there. If you didn't get to vote yesterday, I bet they will still accept your votes today. I hope you are having a great day today, and getting lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Peppino

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05/11/2016 11:58.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
We're hoping to see the sun in a few days, but right now it's in the low 50s, and rainy. Mom and the dogs had a short walk, but they had to stop and talk to Jeff, since he was outside working in his garden in the rain. He dropped off several plants yesterday, so mom is going to have to get busy planting soon.
Today, though, is not the day to start. It's vet appointment day for Falco, then when they get back, mom has to take the car to get inspected and serviced. She'll have plenty of reading material with her, since she's going to have to wait for the car, and probably wait in the vet's office, too.
I hope you are having a great spring day with lots of sun, cuddles, and scritches coming your way. Hugs, Peppino

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05/10/2016 07:39.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer's Back
Hello, EveryBirdie!
Dad is home from his trip to Kentucky for Mothers Day. Very happy to see him.
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I am very happy to report that I was a joy for my bird-sitter, Kathy,
and had fun with visits from Uncle Geno as well.
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Dad had a nice visit with Grandma including great food, and visits to the Cincinnati Art Museum and Cincinnati Symphony [Where Award Winning pianist, Evgeny Kissin, played Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2].
Grandma kept telling him he needs to lose weight, but kept feeding him and offering him fattening foods - his Mom is sweet but silly.
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It's great to be back on Bird Channel. Hope you're doing well.
.
~Wings Up~

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05/10/2016 05:00.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
hope everybirdy had a happy mothers day yesterday. the painter came yesterday and finished at 7pm. mom went to visit her mom at the nursing home and when she got home mom worked outside while he painted and got all of her shrubs planted but one. dad bought mom a beautiful bouquet of roses and then they went out to eat at a local italian restaurant. by last night mom was completely exhausted. today mom worked on cleaning up the front porch from the painter and cleaned the front porch furniture so once again she is very tired tonight.

love Boo Boo

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05/09/2016 09:57.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
Great to see you again, hope your mom had fun in NYC.
Happy Mother's Day to all birdie and human moms.
Well, yesterday was pretty dull, mom did some laundry and some weeding, then went to Irwin's birthday party. She posted some pics on Facebook of Irwin with his 'cake' which was basically a tower of veggies with mashed banana 'icing' on it. Everyone sang Happy Birthday, and there were some kid activities, like pin the tail on the porcupine, make a porcupine mask, and have your face painted. There were some food trucks there, too, Rosita's vegan and Franktuary for carnivores.
When mom got home, there was a message from LensCrafters saying her glasses were done. The car was in the garage by then, so mom will pick them up today. When mom finishes our blogs, she will run out to pick up her glasses, then stop at Bed, Bath, and Beyond to get coupon credits for the things she bought the other day. She stopped in on a whim, picked up 2 bed pillows and a solar light for the garden, but didn't have any of her coupons with her. The guy at the register told her to come back with the receipt and the coupons and they'd give her store credit for them! Mom was pleasantly surprised.
Mom and her family are planning to celebrate Mother's day next Sunday with a dinner out. They've been doing that for years, since restaurants are less crowded, and there is a real menu.
I hope you are getting some sunshine today. It's sunny but cool here all day. Get lots of well deserved attention while your folks are home today, too! Hugs, Peppino

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05/08/2016 08:29.04 AM Report This Comment  
  The Simpleton Bird Players
perform Beowulf as told by Piddy Girl
monster # Paddy Cake
Hero # Boo Boo
Dragon # Cori

Hero hits Monster over the head with a big stick monster falls to the ground
Dragon hits Hero over the head with a bigger stick. Hero falls to the ground
Dragon wins
the end
Cori,Boo Boo, Paddy and Piddy take their bows
the audience of birds sit with their beaks hanging open

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05/07/2016 09:52.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Baby, Hello Oki~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! Turned out to be a sunny one here.
It's movie night so I guess we are all going to bed early. Mom is taking McKenzie on a very long walk before so she will be tired out. Mom said we could get up for a while when she gets home. They are going to see Captain America Civil War.
We didn't do much today. The kitchen always seems to need cleaning and there is always laundry. Tomorrow we will be straightening out the pantry yet again! Seems like that always needs to be done too!
Road work continues at night. Hard to tell what they are doing but the left lanes are still not paved. They put some sort of pink canvas looking stuff in holes and piled asphalt on top. That part was paved over when mom drove this morning. Hopefully the left lanes will be paved tonight and that should be it!
Have a wonderful evening! I hope your mom is having a great time in NYC!
Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/05/2016 06:12.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
still no hummingbirds here yet "sniff"

mom used to skin her shins all the time when she was a kid roller skating with the skates that fit on your shoe with a key, riding her bike and falling off and playing with her brothers. she never remembers a skin shin that hurt so much. she finally took off the bandage today and that made it feel better. dad told mom that if she can just pull all the leaves down on the 3rd hillside of the house he will have the lawn service come and suck them up and that is a big relief to mom. if only that darn shin would start healing.

the painter who is painting the house came yesterday at 1pm to start and left t 3pm. today he came at 1pm and left at 3pm. his work is meticulous but he works extremely slow and since he works only a few hours at a time at this rate he will be painting the house all summer. mom has 5 bushes (2 mountain laurel & 3 yellow twig dogwood) she wants to plant around the foundation but is afraid to plant them until he is done and by that time it might be too late to plant them. he told mom he was checking her outdoor bird houses and found some of them filled with wasp nests so he took them out so the birds will come and use them so he is a good guy but can't expect him not to smash her shrubs with his ladder. we had to replace the wood in several sections of the house because it was rotted a few years ago when we had the flooding inside the house and it was determined that water was draining off of the roof and running down the side of the house. well the guy who did that did a half ass job and it all has to be replaced. now that the big blue spruce pine tree has been cut down we see that the wood has rotted because the tree was too close to the house. dad wants to buy a big shrub to replace that. anyway the painter is doing the wood replacement also. today he lost his pack of cigarettes and spent about 1/2 hour hunting for them but never found them. so he painted for 1-1/2 hours.

HAPPY HUMPDAY

love Boo Boo

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05/04/2016 10:17.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
mom has not been feeling well at all. instead of resting up and feeling better she was feeling worse and worse but continued to try and get things done. these last few days it was agony just sitting. her back and side hurt and her leg was throbbing. yesterday she didn't do much of anything and last night she felt even worse so finally went to bed early. today she is feeling better. she changed the bandages on her leg and saw it wasn't healing at all but its not infected. after cleaning it up and a[plying new bandages it feels better now. the painter is at the house and has found lots of wood that is rotted and needs to be replaced. maybe thats why we have so many ants.

love Boo Boo

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05/03/2016 10:32.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
I hope your mom enjoys her time in NYC. We'll see you again when she gets back.
Today is pretty cloudy looking, and it's cool out there, in the 50s right now, and only going into the low 60s. Mom will get some laundry done, and may change out some of her winter things for more spring and summer things. At least the quilt on the bed is finally changed to the summer weight one.
Today is Falco's vet appointment, and it's at 2:40, which should get mom back on the road well before traffic starts. Mom is hoping only one or 2 more, and she'll be okay. The vet hasn't really done anything the past 2 times, except look at her booboo and see that it's healing so we're not expecting anything else today. Mom is resigned to Falco wearing this collar until the feathers are more grown in, too. She seems to be used to it now, though.
I hope you are having a great beautiful spring day today, getting lots of sunshine, cuddles, and scritches. Hugs, Peppino

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05/03/2016 09:09.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer, readying for Dad's trip
Happy Monday. Dad is packing and running around the house setting up "bird-care"stations.
He's nervous about leaving me w Aunt Kathy - they were both miserable to each other last time.
Dad will be gone 5 days, and is praying we all survive the duration.
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Dad is visiting his Mom in Kentucky - and he'll be flying. He hates travel, hates flying, and hates being away from home.
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Hoping all goes well.
~Wings Up~

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05/02/2016 06:30.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
Mom went with her niece to see the opera last night. The scenery was really cute, it looked very 2 dimensional, and was mostly drawn onto a white background, so looked very childlike and unsophisticated. The music was typical Stravinsky, mom liked it a lot. In fact, she enjoyed the music more than the singing, because the music was playful in spots. The cast was very well matched vocally, and the chorus did a bang up job! For an opera written in 1951, it was pretty good. Mom doesn't usually like contemporary works like that. They had dinner at Nicky's Thai Kitchen before the performance, too.
Today mom has to do a 3 hour spotlight at the new pterosaurs in Dinosaur hall. They are cicnorhamphus, and they are hanging above the hall. Mom thinks she'll be on the second floor balcony, so people can see them better. They are pretty cool pterosaurs, have beaks that indicate they were filter feeders, something like flamingos.
I think after the museum, mom will head to Barnes and Noble, then come home. I hope you are having a good day there. It's gloomy here, and raining off and on. Get lots of cuddles and scritches today. Hugs, Peppino

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