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Oki,/Vote BOTM Laka259145/Mourning Gizmo

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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.

BOTD 7/26/12(Thank you to all of you who made it possible. May god bless you guys)

BOTD 7/29/13. Thank you to every birdie who made it possible. May God bless you and your parronts.

BOTD 8/5/14. Thank you to every birdie that made it possible. May God bless you and your parronts as well.

BOTD 8/5/15. Thank U to every birdie that made it possible.
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I am an African Grey from Orlando, FL.

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  Hi Oki
a TGIF day vote

love Boo Boo

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02/12/2016 09:31.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
Happy Birthday to Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln today!
It's cold out there, but it's going to get colder still by Sunday. We think mom is crazy for going out in this weather, but she says it's okay as long as she bundles up.
This morning at the center, mom had the mammal nursery to do. There are only adults in there right now, 2 possums, 2 gray squirrels, and the little flying squirrel. The work wasn't too hard, and she got the floor and counter top well cleaned too. She usually wipes them off, but today she did more deep cleaning. Then she cleaned the refrigerator and freezer in the treatment room. It needed a thorough scrubbing before the craziness of baby season.
After the center, mom went to the post office, then to the supermarket to pick up some fresh fruits and veggies for us. We were nearly out today. There were no sugar snap peas, so we're going to have to settle for frozen peas until they come back. It's okay, we like them. She also got some French endive for the first time, we'll see how we like it.
It's fish fry Friday, so I think mom is going up to the church to get fish dinners for her and Jeff tonight. If it's too cold, though, she may just stay here.
I hope you are having a great day, getting lots of cuddles and scritches and staying warm (or cool if you're in CA). Hugs, Peppino

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02/12/2016 11:52.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Friday Flitzer
We're getting a bad storm all day here in Buffalo. Lots of snow and wind and bitter cold temperatures.

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Dad postponed my trip for grooming with Aunt Maria until Monday. He didn't want to get stuck in the storm with me in the car. He's a caring Dad.
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Hope you have a safe and happy day.
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02/12/2016 03:21.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
This weekend bird enthusiasts from around the world will become citizen scientists for a few days during the 19th annual Great Backyard Bird Count, which is happening this year February 12-15.During this four-day event, which is organized by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the National Audubon Society and Bird Studies Canada, people will be headed outdoors to count their local birds in the name of science.The goal of the count is to give scientists a better understanding of bird populations and distribution during the winter. The data collected can help them answer questions about how they’re being affected by factors like disease, development and climate change and how the timing of migrations may change over the years, in addition to offering insight about where conservation efforts need to be focused to protect species at risk.
The Great Backyard Bird Count first launched in 1998 and involvement has grown exponentially over the years. Last year more than 140,000 people from more than 100 countries participated, counting 18,726,079 individual birds from 5,090 different species. The total resulted in what organizers called “the most detailed four-day snapshot of global bird populations ever undertaken.”
This year organizers are encouraging more people to join. They believe the unusual weather patterns associated with El Niño may have a significant impact on birds being spotted.
“We’ve seen huge storms in western North America plus an unusually mild and snow-free winter in much of the Northeast,” said Audubon chief scientist Gary Langham. “And we’re seeing birds showing up in unusual places, such as a Great Kiskadee in South Dakota, as well as unseasonal records like Orchard Oriole and Chestnut-sided Warbler in the Northeast. We’re curious to see what other odd sightings might be recorded by volunteers during this year’s count.”
While organizers note odd sightings may be exciting, gathering data on common birds is just as important to see how they’re faring.
“Citizen-science projects like the Great Backyard Bird Count are springing up all over the world,“More and more, scientists are relying on observations from the public to help them gather data at a scale they could never achieve before. The GBBC is a great way to get your feet wet: you can count birds for as little as 15 minutes on one day or watch for many hours each day at multiple locations–you choose your level of involvement.”
Participating is easy, and free, and is open to people of all skill levels. Experts are being encouraged to help fledge newcomers and there are plenty of tools for those starting out to help identify local birds.
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02/11/2016 11:42.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Oki
I wish I could distribute this heat to my BC family who are living in cold states and they can distribute their cold weather to us birds who are frying...

I thought crickets only come out during the summer.Guess what???
They are invading us!!!!

They seem to be as confused as we are with this hot weather...

As for sick and injured mommy's and daddy's we wish you wellness and a quick recovery.

Have an awesome day
Love your buddy
Panther
AKA... WILD THING

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02/11/2016 09:24.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
We had more nuisance snow overnight. It's just a little, but enough to make walking the dogs a bit slippery this morning. Mom got through it, though, and swept and salted walk and driveway again. It's supposed to get REALLY cold this weekend, but no more snow is predicted. We'll see how that goes, haha.
At the end of the summer, mom told all her pool buddies that she would organize a lunch sometime over the winter. Yesterday she finally did just that. She texted, called, and emailed everyone with the details, and they are all meeting at a local restaurant for lunch on Feb. 23. She even arranged a snow date: if it's miserable on the 23rd, they will meet the following week, same time, same place.
Mom is going out to dinner tonight with her sis and brother in law. She is going to take a quick peek at their lunch menu because this is the restaurant she has chosen for the get together.
That's all the news that's fit to print. I hope you are having a great day, getting lots of cuddles and scritches. Stay warm (or cool, if you're in CA). Hugs, Peppino

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02/11/2016 09:12.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Thursday Flitzer
Single-Digit Temperatures and Snow. Now this is Winter in Buffalo.
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Dad is talking about "Aunt Maria" ...I Know what That means. Birdie-Grooming Day coming up Friday. Uh-oh.

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02/11/2016 03:55.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
we haven't been on BC because our dad is having a lot of health issues and as soon as he hears mom go to use the computer he needs her for something. mom then loses her traIN of thought, which isn't hard for her to do, while helping dad. tonight was better because he seems to be feeling better. it did get cold out. i think its 18 right now but at least we didn't get much snow.

HAPPY HUMPDAY

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02/10/2016 11:45.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki & Baby
Poor Liv, she still has pink eye & she also has a stomach virus! It hasn't been a good week for her! Mom hasn't been on BC the past 2 days because we were taking care of Livi and she spent the night last night. I love the grandkiddos sooooo much, but they don't like me chasing them around, but they do like giving me kisses!

We are in for some really cold weather. Between now and Sunday the high temps will be in the teens and low 20's and the low temps will be in the single digits! On Saturday the temp will be around 11°/-2° and very windy & with the wind chill it could feel like -20°! That's way too cold!

I hope your day was a good one!
Love & a vote
From your friend
TiaMaria "Bub"

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02/10/2016 07:47.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Oki
You can blame this one on mommy!!!! Yesterday she was supposed to color her feathers and she got caught up doing something else...

Cleaning the house...


So today as I chat with you my mommy has a new color in her feathers.It smells! Now she's playing catch up.

On my blogs? The nerve of her!!!

The weather is hot and mother Nature sure can be rude at times.
Do you agree with me???

Sorry I got to make this short,like I said blame mommy on this one.

Love your buddy
Panther
AKA...WILD THING

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02/10/2016 12:02.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
Maxine and Falco have been giving mom fits with their shredding lately. Falco likes phone books, and Maxine loves cardboard. Falco finished a phone book yesterday. Mom won't give her a whole one, unless it's the skinny local one, because she can't wait to get in there and shred. She just gives her 25 - 30 pages at a time. Maxine is shredding boxes, paper towel rolls, and anything else mom puts in there. Needless to say, it makes cage cleaning more of a challenge.
Yesterday we did sheets and towels, and not much else. We've been getting what the weather guy called snow globe snow. That means squalls followed by some calm, then more squalls. Mom got the driveway and walkway cleared this morning before walking the dogs, and we're hoping they stay clean. The snow is supposed to clear up today sometime.
Well, there's not much else new, so I'm just going to wish you a very good day, full of attention, cuddles, and scritches. Try not to get into too much trouble. Hugs, Peppino

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02/10/2016 09:09.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
vote4u

love Boo Boo

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02/09/2016 10:36.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
We're having an indoor day today, since it's snowing pretty hard outside now. It's supposed to snow between now and tomorrow and dump a few inches. The weather guy said it would be like living in a snow globe, since the snow would come and go like a snow globe getting shaken. So far it's just coming, not going. It's not laying on the road yet, but the grass and trees are covered. Mom and the dogs got all snow covered when they walked this morning.
The weather gives mom a perfect excuse to stay inside, get caught up with laundry, mostly sheets and towels, read, and of course, listen to the music she loves. Today it's all opera, all day! We will be sure to get lots of attention as well. There's really nothing else to report, so I hope you are having a great day, getting lots of well deserved attention, cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Peppino

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02/09/2016 09:23.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Oki
What the Awk is going on here??? Today we are having very unseasonable hot weather...
99 Degrees.Not good!!! Us California birds are going to fry!!!

My flock and family wait all year for the cool weather and we get a tease!!!

A lot of birds say we are lucky but what they don't know is that we live in the central dessert where it's the hottest.

My mommy is supposed to put color on her head feathers today.Hopefully she gets it done.She doesn't like coloring her feathers but someones got to do it!!!!
Right???

Have an awesome day
Love your buddy
Panther
AKA...WILD THING

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02/09/2016 08:42.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Tuesday
We've been fortunate to have very warm weather for Buffalo, but the temps are plummeting and we will have snow and single-digit temperatures by the weekend.
~sigh~
It is Buffalo after all.
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Uncle Geno got a goldfish. Now, what good is a fish - it can't fly. It can't sit on your shoulder and nip your ear. It can't even say 'Love You'. No cuddle-time...Silly Geno - don't know what good a fish could be.
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02/09/2016 03:28.24 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
vote4u

love Boo Boo

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02/08/2016 10:50.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Oki an Baby:>
Ya running fo BOTM??!? Heres a votie your way my friend!
Good ta hear from you!!Will try and go in an leave ya more voties:)
Gods sum good Online time fom mom again tonight-YEAH!
Of course BC is acting up doe-GRRR!

Good momma time is da greytest:) Mom is planning a day just for me soon:))) We´ll be making toys, trim nails, snuggle and what else we can come up wif, can´t wait:))Need it. Just raining here and no sun:´<
Soon Valentine´s doe:)
We had a wittle sing-a-long mom and me today. We both were trying ta do our best, LOL! I fink it sounded just fine;)
Wingies an voties your way!
Wishing you a greyt day too!

Come visit me, Dino~ HAPPY ST. VALENTINE´S DAY MY FRIENDS!!.

02/08/2016 02:53.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
Happy Chinese New Year Everybirdie! It's the Year of the Monkey, I wonder if that gives us all a chance to act like monkeys all year long? Congratulations to the Broncos, too. We didn't watch the game, but Lady Gaga did one great job with the National Anthem, and Beyonce did a fine halftime show. We tuned in to that to see Santana play a little.
Mom finished the Pterosaur book, watched the videos from the AMNH website, watched the Puppy Bowl, and even turned on the Fish Bowl for a few minutes.
Mom cleaned the mammal nursery today, with 3 squirrels and 2 possums, all adults. None of them was ready to go outside yet, though, they each need some extra care. The little flying squirrel has a stash of around 2 pounds of nuts that she's keeping in a pillowcase in her cage. Everyone is letting her keep them. We think when she gets released, she'll have a stash to start with in the spring.
Someone brought in a fennec fox! These guys are desert foxes who live in the Sahara. He said he found it on his back porch, didn't know what it was, and brought it to us. The poor little thing is emaciated and dehydrated, as well as blind in one eye. They are keeping him in the treatment room for now and trying to bulk him up a little. If he survives, we think he'll be going to the zoo or to some kind of sanctuary. It makes mom so angry when people take wild animals and try to make them pets. There are enough dogs, cats, and other animals who make good pets already.
It's supposed to snow here tonight through Wednesday, but we'll see what happens. Those guys are wrong probably more than they are right. I hope you are having a great day, getting lots of cuddles and scritches today. Hugs, Peppino

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02/08/2016 11:16.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Oki
Happy Monday!!! We are looking at weather that's too warm once again...
Mommy couldn't stand it yesterday and in the next few days it will be warmer...
This is supposed to be winter and we are wondering what happened to it???

This is quite ironic on how mommy starts to get better because the heat went away and now it's back.All 88 degrees of it!!!

This is so not right for us California birds!!!!

Other than that we had an awesome BBQ with green chili and Steak along with blue cheeseburgers and BBQ beans with fry bread.Yummy!

Have an awesome day and don't forget to vote on the milonga page!

Love your buddy
Panther
AKA...WILD THING

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02/08/2016 09:30.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Oki
How was your mommy and daddy's trip??? I hope they had fun...
Have a happy Super Bowl Sunday...

Love your buddy
Panther

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02/07/2016 12:24.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
Great to see you back, hope mom had a good time in NYC!
We now have images of pterosaurs on all of our pages. Mom tried to photograph the book on Pterosaurs, but it's shiny and that didn't work well. We got some images from the AMNH website to show everyone, and if you want to look it up for yourselves, this page shows a lot of what's in the exhibit and the book. We're just teasing you with a few images. You can go to AMNH.org/pterosaurs and see for yourself lots of what's on display. There have been about 150 different species of pterosaur fossils found, ranging in size from ones that will fit in your hand to Quetzlcoatlus northropi, which has a wing span about the length of a city bus and weighed between 180-250 kilograms! That's 550 lbs. at its heaviest. He stood about the height of a giraffe.
You might be able to access some of the short movies that are being shown, too. One big thing to remember is that they are NOT dinosaurs. They, like crocodiles and dinosaurs, all belong to the archosaur family, but they are cousins, at best. One of the things mom loved seeing is that they all had a fine hairy coating, probably to keep them warm.
I hope everyone wasn't bored by that, mom is finding them very interesting. Don't forget to vote in the milonga contest today and every day. I hope you are having a sunny day today. We are, and the temps are already in the 40s, but we know the cold is coming back soon. Make sure you get lots of attention today! Lots of cuddles and scritches should be coming your way. Hugs, Peppino

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02/07/2016 08:50.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Sunday
Happy SuperBird Sunday
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Lots of Daddy n Bird Time this weekend
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Hope you have a wonderful day
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02/07/2016 02:44.15 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
hope your mom had a nice vacation

this is not an infomercial. mom was very excited when she found this website. tired of being in a culture of waste and contributing to the massive landfill dilemmas. remember when products from the 50's lasted forever and if you are lucky enough to still own any chances are they are still working. now their is a website that only stocks products that guarantee they will last a lifetime
Tired of replacing stuff? Buy Me Once solves that problem. i suggest you check it out. they don't carry everything and are interested in know about things you think are excellent products.

all the companies on this website stand by their products.
the website is buymeonce.com

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02/06/2016 10:03.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Friday Flitzer
Just a quick "Hi" today as Dad is running out to get things done.
Have a blessed day.

Please hop on my votie button when you get a chance.
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02/05/2016 03:50.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki & Baby
What a beautiful day, our temps were 64°/47°, the average temps are 36°/21°! Tho it's going to cool down again, a high of 40° tomorrow.

Mom is going to be busy for the next couple weeks. She'll be helping Livi, her 7 yr old granddaughter with her science fair project. They are going to make several different kinds of crystals. Mom said that I get to taste the rock candy crystals, yummm!

I hope your mom is having a great vacation!

I hope your day was a good one!
Love & a vote
From your friend
TiaMaria "Bub"

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02/03/2016 06:04.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Wednesday
Rain Rain Rain today - at least it's not snow.
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Tuesday night Dad, Uncle Geno and Uncle JJ joined a full house to see one of the cinema's greatest films, "THE RULES OF THE GAME" (1938 Dir: Jean Renoir). What a joy to see this on the Big Screen again.

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Dad's been sharing morning bagels with me...or should I say I am allowing him a taste of MY bagel. So yummy in the morning.
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02/03/2016 03:36.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki & Baby
Thank you again my dear friends for the Hatchday wishes and for BOTD honors! I had such a great Hatchday and it was wonderful to be queen for the day! Tho I must admit that I have my mom so well trained, she treats me like a queen every day!

Some friends asked me about two of my pics, so I'll answer in my blog.

In my one pic I chewed up two $20s. She put all the pieces into a baggie & went to her bank. Mom explained what happened & showed a pic of me. All the tellers came over to see the money shredding birdie & had a good laugh! Mom left with two unchewed $20s. Mom no longer leaves money on the table!

The other was about shreddable pinatas. They are my favorite toys! Mom always gets me a parrot & a horsie (or donkey). I always bite the face off first! Then I bite off the hanging string & destroy the rest of it on the floor!

I hope your day was a good one!
Love & a vote
From your friend
TiaMaria "Bub"

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02/02/2016 08:56.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki & Baby
Thank you my dear friends for the honor of BOTD! Thank you for the Hatchday wishes! Two special days in a row, what a blast!

My 20th Hatchday was very special! My Aunt Amy (mom's bestie) came over to help me celebrate! After mom, Aunt Amy is my favorite person! Mom got me my favorite cake (and hers) white almond with whipped cream icing! I'm sampling the icing in my profile pic! We didn't have ice cream, mom didn't want me having too much sugar! Mom and Aunt Amy sang Happy Hatchday to me then I got to eat some of my delicious cake, then I got to unwrap my presents! Aunt Amy got me a bag of walnuts & and a bag of almonds. Mom got me 2 lbs of pistachios, a wicker ball toy and 2 shredding toys. Both are fillable pinatas...one of which was shredded in about 10 minutes! I had so much fun I didn't want the day to end! Then I woke up to find out that I was BOTD, WOO HOO! I spent the day at the castle celebrating with King Jedi! Thank you again my dear friends!

I hope your day was a good one!
Love & a vote
From your friend
TiaMaria "Bub"

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02/01/2016 05:57.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Oki
Who gave me vote 9000? Well today the computer was a mess earlier. It was the last zap from the power outage yesterday from the rain storm.My mommy has to turn off the computer to prevent any damage from happening.Well that last zap wiped out her Pop up blocker and she had to redo it.
I was so angry that I wanted to beat up the computer!!! I chased down the sucking machine this morning and my mommy had to turn it off and catch me.I gave her a good run heehee!!!
I think the sucking machine is scared of me cause it runs from me.
That's what makes it fun...
We enjoyed the rain and hope to get more.We really need it...

Have an awesome day
Love your buddy
Panther aka Wild Thing!!!

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02/01/2016 01:43.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
Groundhog Day is coming
Phil is 130 years old, supposedly. The average groundhog lives to be between 6-8 years, but Phil takes a magical elixir every summer to extend his lifespan. The elixir also changes his appearance which explains why Phil may be grey one year and a youthful brown the next. the elixir does not work on humans. it just makes them fat and baldThe groundhog's name is Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators and Weather Prophet Extraordinary.When Phil comes out of his stump on Gobbler's Knob on Groundhog Day, he has a conversation with the president of the Inner Circle of the Groundhog Club in Groundhogese. The president then announces Phil's prediction. he's never wrong, however,if the president doesn't translate Phil's prediction accurately -- which is why sometimes it looks like Phil got it wrong.

Phil weighs about 20 pounds. He is 22 inches long, while the average groundhog weighs 12-15 pounds and is 20 inches long.Phil has had many wives. While Phil has an extended lifespan, his wives do not partake in the elixir so they pass away like normal groundhogs do. Phil always finds love again, though. Phil's current wife is called Phyllis While there is nothing wrong with Phil reproductively Phil has no children - he and his wife decided they are really too busy to raise a family. But that doesn't mean he does not love kids.He considers everybody under 127 years old his kids. Phil has such a full schedule he was not able to partake in the filming of the movie. In the Bill Murray movie he is played by a groundhog named Scooter - who bit the actor three times during filming.Handling Phil is a dangerous Groundhog Day task because of his fondness for biting.He once threatened to impose 60 weeks of winter if he didn't get some booze during Prohibition. Oat and honey granola bars are Phil's favorite food, in particular Nature Valley ones.He has a special car called the Philmobile. It's a little bus that houses members of the Inner Circle. Phil has a special seat on the outside, so he can be seen on parades.Oftentimes during summer parades, crowds will panic as the Philmobile draws through because they will see Phil lying flat on his back, legs in the air looking dead. But he isn't, this is just how groundhogs cool off Some people get upset when he calls for six more weeks of winter,but it's not his fault that he sees that coming."
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01/31/2016 09:12.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
Wow, we are here, and hope we can get all our blogs done before this messes up again. Mom tried twice today to sign on unsuccessfully. This is the third time, maybe it will work now.
Yesterday mom saw nearly 160 people at her station with the archaeopteryx skull and cast of the Berlin fossil. You've probably seen that one in books, it's very famous. After her shift, she went to see the new Pterosaurs exhibit. It's wonderful! There are models hanging above, including Quetzlcoatlus northropi fleshed out. We have one in the T Rex exhibit, a fossil cast, but seeing it 'in the flesh' is just overwhelming. That guy had a wing span the length of a bus. There were also some tiny ones, one fuzzy one with a frog mouth, several that we have on display, and some great pics of their crests. Mom will try for pics next time she's there, but the hall was so crowded yesterday taking pics was impossible. There are also 3 places where you can stand and fly like a pterosaur. When you move your arms, the pterosaur on the screen moves with you! Mom couldn't get close to that, the lines were long. There are some films about fossilization and the work that Dr. Habib did to put this together. By the way he was there in Dinosaur hall answering questions when mom was there with the Archaeopteryx. He was near the T Rex exhibit at a table.
Today mom went out and bought a new sofa and chair for the living room. The sofa we have is getting worn on the arms and seat from mom pulling dog hair off all the time. The wing chair is over 30 years old, so it's time to update a little.
The chair will be here Tuesday, but the sofa will not be ready for at least 8 weeks, possibly 12. Pics will be coming, though!
I hope everyone had a great day today, got lots of cuddles and scritches. We're in bed already, we gave mom a list of things to say. By the way, it was in the 60s today! Felt like spring. Hugs, Peppino

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01/31/2016 07:59.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Sunday Flitzer
Dad slept in today as he and Uncle JJ went to the Buffalo Philharmonic last night.
Before that, we did get plenty of Daddy-n-Bird Time together.

~Wings Up~

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01/31/2016 03:16.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
Groundhog Day Facts
In 1723, the Delaware Indians settled Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania as a campsite halfway between the Allegheny and the Susquehanna Rivers. The town is 90 miles northeast of Pittsburgh,. The Delawares considered groundhogs honorable ancestors. According to the original creation beliefs of the Delaware Indians, their forebears began life as animals in "Mother Earth" and emerged centuries later to hunt and live as men.
The name Punxsutawney comes from the Indian name for the location
"ponksad-uteney" which means "the town of the sandflies."
The name woodchuck comes from the Indian legend of "Wojak,
the groundhog" considered by them to be their ancestral grandfather.
When German settlers arrived in the 1700s, they brought a tradition known as Candlemas Day, which has an early origin in the pagan celebration of Imbolc. It came at the mid-point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. Superstition held that if the weather was fair, the second half of Winter would be stormy and cold. For the early Christians in Europe, it was the custom on Candlemas Day for clergy to bless candles and distribute them to the people in the dark of Winter. A lighted candle was placed in each window of the home. The day's weather continued to be important. If the sun came out February 2, halfway between Winter and Spring, it meant six more weeks of wintry weather.If the sun made an appearance on Candlemas Day, an animal would cast a shadow, thus predicting six more weeks of Winter. Germans watched a badger for the shadow. In Pennsylvania, the groundhog, upon waking from mid-Winter hibernation, was selected as the replacement.Pennsylvania's official celebration of Groundhog Day began on February 2nd, 1886 . The groundhog was given the name "Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators, and Weather Prophet Extraordinary'' and his hometown thus called the "Weather Capital of the World.'' His debut performance: no shadow - early Spring.

The legendary first trip to Gobbler's Knob was made the following year.

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01/30/2016 10:47.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Oki
I'm Embracing Wild Thing with my wings!!! I love it heehee...
Today my blog is short cause my daddy wants to take my mommy out for lunch...
What do I get??? Guess!!! Lock down!!! BORING!!! My mommy's running out of time so I'll blog you tomorrow...

Love your Wild Thing Buddy
Panther...

Go Carolina Panthers!!!

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01/30/2016 11:02.11 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
Mom is working at the museum today for Super Science day and the opening of Pterosaurs. She will finally get to see the exhibit after she finishes her shift in Dinosaur hall with the Archaeopteryx. She thinks both the skull and the cast fossil of the Berlin one will be available for hands on spotlight today.
I hope you are having a great day and getting lots of playtime, cuddles, and scritches. Hugs, Peppino

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01/30/2016 06:52.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
a Happy TGIF day vote4u.

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01/29/2016 09:44.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Oki
I hope your parronts have an awesome time...

Happy TGIF!!!
My mommy gave me a new nickname...She calls me Wild thing!!!Now do you think I should live up to it or take it as an insult and protest? What would you do if you were in my talons???

I still don't regret the fun I had yesterday heehee!!! My mommy got me some peanut butter flavored cheerios...Hmmmm I wonder if that's a bribe...

I'll have to check the situation out.My family knows I can't be bribed!!! Especially my Kevin. He can't get me to break no matter how hard he tries and I still get my way.

Am I Spoiled no...The man yes...

Have an awesome day
Luv & Winghugs
Panther

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01/29/2016 12:07.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
Dinner last night with sis and brother in law was fun. Mom always loves seeing family and sharing stories.
This morning mom was up bright and early to feed us and the dogs, then go to the museum for training. Dr. Habib(the guy who set up this traveling exhibit) was only available from 8:30 to 10 today, so everyone had to hear him early. He was wonderful, though, and mom learned a lot about Pterosaurs for the new exhibit. Mike Habib is still on our museum's research team but he left the Carnegie a couple of years ago to go to USC, where he also conducts research and teaches. His specialty is flight in pterosaurs, and he has degrees in both paleontology and aerodynamics.
The exhibit was open today on preview to staff, but not until noon, so mom came home to walk the dogs instead. She will see the exhibit tomorrow, either before or after her shift. She is doing a 2 hour spotlight on Archaeopteryx, the first known bird. That will be in Dinosaur hall, but she can run upstairs afterwards.
Today it's snowing a little, but it's supposed to clear up soon and warm up a bit over the weekend. They are predicting temps in the 50s by Monday, but we'll see. It's pretty cold out today. At least mom is home with us for the rest of the day. I hope you are having a great day, getting lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Peppino

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01/29/2016 10:05.20 AM Report This Comment  
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Hello. Happy Friday.
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On Tuesday night Dad gathered a bunch of friends over at the Cinema Cafe to watch Alfred Hitchcock's "STRANGERS ON A TRAIN" (1951). A fun night.

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Wednesday Uncle Geno, Uncle JJ and Dad went to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery to see the Money and Impressionists Exhibit.
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Hope you have a marvelous day. Dad bought me new apples - Yay Me!
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~Wings Up~

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01/29/2016 04:34.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Oki
tried blogging on BC last night but was having a lot of problems. it kept taking longer and longer for the pages to load and then when you would hit send comment you would have to login in to BC all over agin and then start over. finally it threw us off BC completely and then said error no page exits so we gave up.

today mom went to a bird breeder that lives in a nearby town called Millvale, at a store called Pretty Birds, to inquire about canaries. the owner almost threw mom out of the store and said he would never sell a canary to her because she would never listen to him. he told mom canaries only sing if hey are bored and he sells top singers. keep them in a tiny cage, never let them out and do not give them any toys to play with and under no circumstances should they have another companion canary because canaries only sing if they are bored and apparently extremely unhappy. mom said that is no way to treat a bird and she was more concerned that the bird be happy and healthy and he became incensed. mom doesn't understand why people have this reaction towards her. she has decided to never leave the house again since her mere presence is so upsetting. our frother told mom she has a knack for antagonizing people who don't agree with her and dad agreed. mom says its too bad if people don't like to hear her opinion and she doesn't push it down your throat but feels she has a right to one. mom feels if the canary was happy healthy and active it would sing for joy because if the shoe was on the other foot she knows she would.

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