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Hi! My name is Cu-Bird -Justice for Ozzi

I am a Timneh African Grey from Newton, NJ.

Cute Bird, Crouton, Junior, Mini Me and Brat Bird for now. My full name is Cuchulain, a mythical Irish warrior is my given name by my former owners. Mom thinks Cu Bird is short for "Cute Bird"-can't argue that!

11 years old   F

Timneh African Grey

Papaya, turkey breast, watermelon, pizza crust.

Anyone's shoulder, I'm a social climber and on that T stand! I also like to snuggle and cuddle with mom.

I hate to be left out of all the fun! My frother Blue--gets real nosey and comes over on my cage. Now that I have moved, I am Elvis's neighbor, so much happier now!

I get to go all over the place with mom. I also get to sit on Aunt Jeanne's shoulder when she visits. I love the formation of the African Delegation here with my fister Miranda and my frother Boomer who moved in with Meiko's flock. It is much fun with culture, history and music. And we get to watch movies with the family at night!

I would rather escape from my cage and hang out on the T stand. I now have mastered the art of getting on the bottom of my cage and chasing the mop when mom does the floor..

"I'm NOT Miranda!" "And, I'm definitely NOT a Paterson grey pigeon!".

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  Hi CuBird
Sorry about the hot sauce loss, heehee. Mom likes that stuff, too. She just found sriracha at Trader Joe's, so you can bet she bought a bottle! As for you stepping up and not nipping, don't let him get too comfortable about that, we have to keep the humans on their toes, right?
It is a gorgeous day today! I think it's the best one of the week. Tomorrow we're supposed to get thunderstorms again. Usually by this time in July the grass is brown and dry, but everyone has green grass still. Mom has some grocery shopping to do, but it can wait. She needs to buy fresh fruits and veggies, but we have enough to tide us over for a few days. Today is definitely a pool day, and tonight mom and her sister will go to a Japanese restaurant for dinner. Mom bought a groupon a few weeks ago and wants to use it before it expires. Tonight will also be cage cleaning night, so we all have to be prepared to fix up our homes as soon as mom is done destroying them.
I hope you are having a bright and beautiful sunny day and getting lots of attention that you deserve. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, In Divo's memory & Falco, Mikey and Chipper for 10k.

07/22/2014 07:14.39 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi CuBird
Mom loves that spicy food, the spicier the better! She will pass on those suggestions to Lena.
Last night mom did an event at a local park with Irwin the porcupine. It was a lot of fun! The kids were going on a night hike in the park after the program, so they had to make it last until dark. She also told the education director she is not interested in that job she interviewed for last week, give it to the young woman who is still in the running for it. Mom told her she's still glad to help out, she just doesn't want a job.
Today mom cleaned after 11 skunks, 2 ground hogs, all 3 education hawks, 5 screech owls, and 3 fledgling red tailed hawks. It was a busy morning. She also found out that Bree can stay here with us when mom goes to Parrot Palooza in the fall! She was all excited to know that we'll be well cared for and she won't have to board us.
Hope you are having a good day today and getting some warm weather, sunshine, and hugs. Here's one from me, too. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, In Divo's memory & Falco, Mikey and Chipper for 10k.

07/18/2014 01:06.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Morning Ms cutie Cu-Bird from your pal LaLo
Happy throwback Thursday to ya all, and like all of you, we have so many wonderful memories from the past, and I suppose some not so good! Our weather is nothing short of fabulous, with the cool in the mornings, and moderate temps in the afternoon! Have a great day dear BC friend, and give my love to all in your Summertime home, see ya tomorrow...

Much love from Ms LaLo Lee & the Dallas family

Come visit me, Mr Ziggy~I'm riding Jen's pig Ham Bone, in to win!, Jen Lynn~Come on BC beach party, & all Zon Guys, Limon Dallas~Thanks for BOTD, I love my new home!, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, QUEEN ANGEL CHRISTY~Thanks for the honor of BOTD, Ms LaLo~I got my face painted, thanks aunt Denise & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

07/17/2014 08:51.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi CuBird
Thanks, mom will look for it on Amazon. She just ordered books from them this morning!
Mom just found out Anna won't be able to watch us in October, so she is going to try for interns or one of the staff from the wildlife center to come stay with us while she's gone. If not, she'll have to board us, because she's not gonna miss Parrot Palooza!
I was so surprised today when mom did NOT grab me out of my cage with a towel. I guess she was right when she said yesterday was my last day for meds. If I leave my leg alone, she won't even put the ointment on it.
Last night mom got her hair cut, and more importantly, got to see Lena before she and her boyfriend go off to the west. They are going to Las Vegas for a couple of days, then off to Lake Havasu, the Grand Canyon, and Sedona. It should be a fun, active trip for both of them.
Today is going to be a good pool day, so mom will head over there in a while. Last night on the way home, she stopped for General Tso's chicken at a local Chinese restaurant. They gave her enough to feed a family! So, that's what's for dinner tonight again. Maybe the boys and Maxine will get a taste of the chicken. I might have a bit of rice.
I hope you are having a good summer day with sun and flowers and love. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, In Divo's memory & Falco, Mikey and Chipper for 10k.

07/17/2014 07:28.36 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi CuBird
That movie sounds good, is it on demand? Mom will have to try to find it, bet we'd all love it. So, were you all very good for the birdicures? We are all different here, with Willie being the big drama king. My leg is nearly healed, and I only have one more day for the antibiotics, mom says. I can't wait to be done.
We're sending a big thanks to Aunt Rose for all of our summer pics, they are all so well done.
We're having some pretty nasty rain and thunderstorms here, have been since Sunday. Mom says it's okay, though, because so far she has managed to walk the dogs between showers, and doesn't mind reading with and to us in the house when it's bad outside. This morning she fed the outdoor birds and watered the plants on the porch right before the rains came. I hope you are having better weather today and getting sunshine and cuddles. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, In Divo's memory & Falco, Mikey and Chipper for 10k.

07/15/2014 08:12.19 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi CuBird
Thanks, we are hopeful everything checks out with your mom as well. She is welcome to the pool as long as she gets here before Labor day, heehee.
A quick fly by today and c/p time! Mom has a meeting this morning, then the pool, then a trip to Oakland to see her friend's new apartment, and finally dinner and home. We'll be in lock down today, but will have mom's attention tonight. Hope you are having a spectacular day of sun and cuddles. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, In Divo's memory & Falco, Mikey and Chipper for 10k.

07/12/2014 06:41.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi CuBird
Mom got the okay for her cataract removal, the wet macular degeneration is under control, no new bleeding. She has an appointment at the end of the month with the surgeon, so we think it will be done in August.
It has been pretty dry here. There have been lots of showers and scattered thundershowers in the Pittsburgh area for the past week, but they seem to be bypassing us. It rained the other day for about 3 minutes, and that's all. Mom is watering all the pots daily, and needs to get the hose out to soak the ground a little.
Tonight mom is working an evening event in Dinosaur hall, which should be fun. She likes doing evening events, and it is only scheduled til 7:30, so she should make it home before dark. We will have her attention and cage cleaning skills when she gets back. It should be a pool day, too.
I am still fighting mom on the meds and limping, but each day my leg looks a bit better. Her hands are beginning to look shredded, though. Hahaha!
I hope you are having a great day and getting sun and love. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, In Divo's memory & Falco, Mikey and Chipper for 10k.

07/10/2014 07:37.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cu-b sweetie, from Ms LaLo
...yeah, Jenny Lynn always gets more bones and treats than the rest of us, those Amazon parrots are so persuasive, and I think she is dad's alpha bird now that Christy has passed! Thanks for coming to my page, I don't get many visitors it seems! Today will be a warm and humid one for us and this is also busy Monday, some cleaning and a few errands to run for dad, but not to much outside work! Yesterday dad spent much of the day stripping bark off of clean new Silver Maple branches to make perches, they are perfect and easy to work with! I hope you are all having a great start to your new week, and give my love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Love from Ms LaLo, & the Dallas family

PS~My love to the Stark flock & family

Come visit me, Mr Ziggy~I'm riding Jen's pig Ham Bone, in to win!, Jen Lynn~Come on BC beach party, & all Zon Guys, Limon Dallas~Thanks for BOTD, I love my new home!, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, QUEEN ANGEL CHRISTY~Thanks for the honor of BOTD, Ms LaLo~I got my face painted, thanks aunt Denise & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

07/07/2014 10:24.15 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi CuBird
I chewed at the bandage so much last night that my leg was bloody again this morning. Mom cut off the remaining bandage, cleaned me up as well as I would let her, put ointment on, then gave me my meds. I am really mad at her!
At the center mom was in the avian nursery this morning. What a large variety of birds in there today! Besides pigeons and doves, there were crows, screech owlets, sparrows, finches, ducklings, cardinals, blue jays, woodpeckers, sapsuckers, and a few others. There was also a wood turtle, heehee. They didn't have room anywhere else to put her.
I hope you are having a happy Fourth of July celebrations today. Mom is going to her niece's house, then coming back here well before dark to take care of us and give us all scritches, even me if I let her. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, In Divo's memory & Falco, Mikey and Chipper for 10k.

07/04/2014 09:10.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi CuBird
Mom had a pretty hard day yesterday, thinking of Gizzy all day long. Then today when she got up I scared the life out of her! When she came downstairs, I was hanging onto the side of my cage, which I never do. Mom took out my dishes and noticed blood in all of them, on the rings that hold them and on the cage bars. She thought I had thrown up the blood. She went into panic mode and tried to call the avian vet. It was too early in the day of course, so she got everyone their food and water, fed the dogs, then called back. She discovered her vet has left the practice, but they gave her his phone number. When she called she got a machine, so she made two more calls and finally got me in to see a person at VCA North Hills. She had to get me into the wingabago and leave immediately, as that's quite a trek. While she was doing that, she noticed blood on my leg, and it turned out that was where it all came from. Somehow overnight I had cut my leg and was a bloody mess. Anyway that got her out of panic mode and into normal mom mode. We saw the vet, got 3 meds, I got a shot of Baytril, and now mom has to put ointment on it twice a day, give me metacam and an antibiotic for a few days, and I should be back to normal. What a relief! I was very good for the vet, which made mom proud of me. Hope you are having a good day and getting lots of scritches. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, In Divo's memory & Falco, Mikey and Chipper for 10k.

07/02/2014 12:57.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi CuBird
Thank you so much for remembering me on this sad anniversary. I miss all of my friends, too. Hugs and angel kisses, Gizmo

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, In Divo's memory & Falco, Mikey and Chipper for 10k.

07/02/2014 12:32.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi CuBird
Hahaha, you are so snarky about Miranda, what has she ever done to you? She seems like a great girl!
Next Monday mom goes to see if the shots did any good for her eye. She's hoping for a positive outcome so she can get the other cataract out.
We're getting a new neighbor. The house next door has been empty for over a year, and now a nice young man is moving in. His parents bought the house, and they're fixing it up for him. Mom met all 3 of them when she was walking the dogs this morning. It will be nice to have a new neighbor.
Mom thinks it's going to rain later today. It's very humid out there, and with the heat, it seems a perfect recipe for a storm. Not much new, mom got fresh fruits and veggies last night for us, including corn on the cob. We all eat that now! Hope you are having a good day and getting lots of sunshine and kisses. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, In Divo's memory & Falco, Mikey and Chipper for 10k.

07/01/2014 07:52.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cu-Bird & Miranda, from Ms LaLo & Jenny
...we had a power outage on the phone, cable, & TV network or over 2 hours, but it is up and working at least for now! No rain for a change, but our temps soar to 88 degrees later today, sticky yucky! We are planning our usual inside play day, and prep some boxes of toys for shipment tomorrow! Most likely no yard work or garage work, it is hard for dad to breathe when it gets this hot and humid! Have a nice day and give my love to all in your sweet home, see ya tomorrow...

Love from Jenny, Ms LaLo, & the Dallas family

Come visit me, Mr Ziggy~I'm riding Jen's pig Ham Bone, in to win!, Jen Lynn~Come on BC beach party, & all Zon Guys, Limon Dallas~Thanks for BOTD, I love my new home!, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, QUEEN ANGEL CHRISTY~Thanks for the honor of BOTD, Ms LaLo~I got my face painted, thanks aunt Denise & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

06/29/2014 12:37.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi CuBird
Mom took a ton of pics at the center, but only 5 turned out, so the skunk and possum are on my page, the baby songbirds are on Willie's, and the hawk babies are on Peppino's.
Mom's friend from Germany is coming over today to pick up his stuff that he left here, and raid mom's kitchen for some utensils, flatware, measuring cups, etc. I think he will visit the linen closet for towels and sheets as well. He has bought a condo here in Pittsburgh, mom can't figure out why. He's only here for about 6 weeks a year! He says it makes him feel like he belongs with his own place, that he's not a poor church mouse looking for places to stay. Whatever is fine with mom. She is also waiting for the delivery of a new mattress today, and hopes they come long before it's time to go to the pool. She told the guy she has an appointment at 12, so we're hoping he makes it.
I hope you are having a great day, filled with sunshine, warm breezes, and of course, cuddles. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, In Divo's memory & Falco, Mikey and Chipper for 10k.

06/28/2014 07:24.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi CuBird
The Château Ramezay is a museum and historic building on Notre-Dame Street in Old Montreal, opposite Montreal City Hall. Built in 1705 as the residence of then-governor of Montreal, Claude de Ramezay, the Château was the first building proclaimed as a historical monument in Quebec and is the province’s oldest private history museum. It was designated a National Historic Sites of Canada in 1949. Over the years, the Château changed owners and functions several times, with Ramezay's descendants selling the manor to the fur-trading Compagnie des Indes. From 1775, it became the Canadian headquarters for the Continental Army when it seized Montreal. Benjamin Franklin stayed there overnight in 1776, while trying to raise troops to fight for the Americans in the American Revolutionary War. After the conquest until 1849 the house was again used as a governor's residence, this time by the British governors. For official purposes it was known as Government House and was the governor's official Montreal residence which complemented his other residence in Quebec City (the Chateau St. Louis), and a country retreat in Sorel. In 1878, the building opened its doors to host Université de Montréal's first Faculty of Medicine. The building was bought by the Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of Montreal and converted into an historical museum and portrait gallery in 1894. Sir Andrew Taylor designed alterations to the Chateau in 1895. Today, the museum's collection is composed mainly of gifts from private Montrealers and is estimated at 30,000 objects, including manuscripts, printed works, numismatic items, ethnological items, works of art, paintings, prints and furniture. From 1997 to 2002, the Château Ramezay underwent indoor and outdoor restorations, including the creation of the Governor’s Garden, inaugurated in 2000. In 2003, the Château Ramezay Museum earned the National Award of Excellence from the Landscape Architects of Canada. It has greeted more than a million visitors.

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06/27/2014 08:51.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi CuBird
That's funny, Baldrick and Charlie listening to mom. I know how hard it is for us conures (at least) to listen. I hardly ever do what mom expects, just to keep her on her toes.
We had rain off and on all day yesterday. Mom did get the laundry done, though, and got some shopping in as well. She bought cherries, hoping we would all like them. I don't, of course, although I have been eating corn on the cob lately, with my broccoli, apples, and grapes. The boys and Maxine like anything mom gives them, they never think she is trying to poison them with something new. Willie has been having a ball with sliced watermelon, and now Maxine is getting in on the fun. They both enjoy munching it right down to the rind and eating all those baby seeds in there.
Today the sun is trying to come out, and if it does, mom will be at the pool. She does look forward to that in the summertime. Her friend Gene is here from Germany, too, and will be in and out of Pittsburgh until August, so she's looking forward to spending some time with him as well. I hope you are having a great summer day with sun, warm breezes, and lots of love. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, In Divo's memory & Falco, Mikey and Chipper for 10k.

06/26/2014 07:40.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi CuBird
OLD MONTREAL – DAY 2 - part 1
The hotel burned in 1833, and was rebuilt in 1845 at the Bonsecours Market. In 1849, a riot caused a fire with political consequences when, protesting against a law, a Tory crowd burned down the Parliament building in the old Marché Saint-Anne on Place d'Youville. Ironically, the site of the Parliament fire housed Montreal's first fire station in 1903; the building still exists as the Centre d’histoire de Montréal. Colonial authorities decided upon the first radical transformation of the area in 1804, with the destruction of the fortifications surrounding the heart of Montreal. Completed in 1815, this enlarged the perimeter of Old Montreal and improved access to suburban communities. Confinement in a fortified and very dense area prone to fires caused the gradual departure of the richer merchants to what would become known as the Golden Square Mile, where they built spacious estates.The 19th century witnessed the emergence of a bourgeoisie of mostly Scottish merchants. The growing activity of the port changed the urban landscape. Old Montreal became less residential, as the rich Scottish and English merchants built extravagant homes closer to Mont Royal in what would become the Golden Square Mile. Anglophone influence became the dominating force in the areas of banking, manufacturing, commerce, and finance. St. James Street became the financial centre of Montreal, with large banks such as the Bank of Montreal and the Royal Bank, insurance companies and the stock exchange. Most of the financial buildings on St. James Street were designed by anglophone architects. The same is true for institutional buildings such as the Old Court House (John Ostell), the Customs House(John Ostell), the Bonsecours Market and even the Notre-Dame Basilica (whose façade is the work of an Irish Protestant from New York, James O'Donnell). The only notable exception is the Montreal City Hall, which was inspired by the Hotel de Ville de Rennes. The character of the Victorian style of the late-19th-century buildings was a significant change from the stone masonry used during French era, and affected the appearance of Old Montreal. During the early 20th century the momentum of the district continued to grow, evidenced by construction of prestigious buildings such as the Aldred Building (1929–1931), La Sauvegarde Building (1913) or the first Stock Exchange (1903–1904). Port activities, the financial sector, justice and the municipal government helped maintain activity until the Great Depression began in 1929. The relocation of port facilities further east deprived Old Montreal of many companies related to the maritime trade, leaving many abandoned warehouses and commercial buildings. The downtown-area relocation several blocks north and the nearly-complete absence of residents (there were only a few hundred in 1950) had the effect of emptying the district at the close of business.

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06/23/2014 08:55.36 PM Report This Comment  
  OLD MONTREAL – DAY 2 - part 2
At that time, the lack of nightlife gave the district a reputation for danger at night. Old Montreal increasingly found itself changing to accommodate the automobile. Several prestigious locations, such as the Place d'Armes, the Place d'Youville and Place Jacques-Cartier, were snarled with traffic in the mid-20th century. For municipal authorities unaware of its potential heritage value, Old Montreal was an anomaly. City planners considered wider streets, which would have meant razing many older buildings. A proposed elevated highway along the river over the rue de la Commune spurred a movement to preserve the district. Dutch-born architect and urban planner Daniel van Ginkel played a major role in saving the district from destruction during the early 1960s. As assistant director of the city of Montreal's newly formed planning department, he persuaded authorities to abandon plans for an expressway that would have cut through the old city. In 1964, most of Old Montreal was classified as an historic district; despite this, the Quebec government razed several 19th-century buildings to build a new courthouse. Revitalization of the district involves the inventory, upgrading and renovation of abandoned buildings, which are converted into offices or residential condominiums; the process is often expensive. In addition to the return of a residential base, the area is again attractive to the hotel industry. While in the 19th century all major hotels were in Old Montreal, by 1980 there were none. In 2009 there were about 20, mostly in restored older buildings. A steady stream of tourists and the presence of new residents encourage nightlife and entertainment. In addition, municipal authorities have invested large sums to renew the area's infrastructure. The Place Jacques-Cartier and part of the Place d'Youville have been redesigned, and a restoration of the Place d'Armes is in progress. A lighting plan was also developed to highlight the different façade styles. There is now a consensus that the historical legacy of Old Montreal is its major asset. Aided by redevelopment, it is now the leading tourist destination in Montreal.

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06/23/2014 08:52.44 PM Report This Comment  
  OLD MONTREAL – DAY 2 - part 3
Old Montreal is a major tourist attraction; with some of its buildings dating to the 17th century, it is one of the oldest urban areas in North America. In the eastern part of the old city (near Place Jacques-Cartier) are found Montreal City Hall, Bonsecours Market and Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, as well as preserved colonial mansions such as the Château Ramezay and the Sir George-Étienne Cartier National Historic Site of Canada. Further west, Place d'Armes is dominated by Notre-Dame Basilica on its southern side, accompanied by the Saint-Sulpice Seminary (the oldest extant building in Montreal). The other sides of the square are devoted to commerce; to the north is the former Bank of Montreal Head Office and to the west, the Aldred Building and the 1888 New York Life Building, the oldest skyscraper in Canada. The rest of Saint Jacques Street is lined with old bank buildings (like the Old Royal Bank Building) from its heyday as Canada's financial centre. The southwest of the old city contains important archeological remains of Montreal's first settlement (around Place d'Youville and Place Royale) in the Pointe-à-Callière museum. Architecture and cobbled streets in Old Montreal have been maintained or restored to keep the look of the city in its earliest days as a settlement, and horse-drawn calèches help maintain that image. The old town's riverbank is taken up by the Old Port (Vieux-Port), whose maritime facilities are surrounded with recreational space and a variety of museums and attractions. Champ de Mars is a large public space located between Montreal City Hall and the Ville-Marie Expressway. It offers a view of downtown Montreal and Chinatown. It is notable due to its location and its archaeological remains. The two parallel lines of stone are one of the few spots in present-day Montreal where you can still see physical evidence of the fortified settlement from colonial times. Old Montreal is accessible from downtown via the Underground City and is served by several STM bus routes and the Champ-de-Mars, Place-d'Armes, and Square-Victoria metro stations. Ferries to the south shore city of Longueuil are available during the summer, as are a network of bicycle paths.

Come visit me, Leroy, Little Bit & Chloe - Thank you everybirdy!!, Gizmo - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, Max, Jasper - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, Micky - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, PEPPER-Thanks for BOTM!, TiPaul - Who was 8000??? Who will be vote 9000?, Floop and Porky at the County Fair, Marley - Thanx everybirdy 4 BOTD Carrot cake 4 all, Zak - Thank you everybirdy for BOTD! & Lee-Roial RIP - Thanks for remembering me..

06/23/2014 08:50.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi CuBird
You know mom only has your best interests at heart, don't you? I don't get to be out with Peppino, either, because mom worries about him being smaller than I am.
This morning mom had all the outdoor RVS pens, which had coyotes, foxes, and ground hogs in them. The coyotes are getting leggy, much taller, as are the foxes. The one groundhog was hanging on the door of his cage and really didn't want to leave, so mom ended up holding him until she put his food and water dishes in with him. When he was distracted with his broccoli, she was able to clean his cage and replace his blankets. After the center, she came home and got ready for the pool. It really is a perfect summer day here today. Mom finished the book she was reading on her Nook, and came home to blog for us. I hope you are having great weather, and getting lots of hugs and kisses today. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, In Divo's memory & Falco, Mikey and Chipper for 10k.

06/23/2014 12:51.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi CuBird
Mom goes back July 7 for reevaluation on her eye. We won't know anything until then. You and I are both unattached. I used to have Bailey, but he passed away. Since then, I haven't been looking for anybird in particular. I kind of like it being independent.
Today the pool will open later because the swim team is hosting the annual short course competition for all the local teams. It started at 7:30 this morning and will go til about 1:30. Right now it's cloudy, so the kids will not get too overheated.
Mom will run some errands, then if the sun comes out, she'll be ready for the pool when it opens today.
Thanks to Sugar for hosting the bridal shower for Little Angel last night! It was so much fun, and the first shower for many of us, especially the guys. The Scruffy Bird Band was hysterical, putting their gifts in the shower, and most of the boys who came showed up with either rain gear or umbrellas. The girls were all giggling about that! We had a great time, though, and hope everybirdy who attended had as much fun as we did.
I hope you are having a great day today with lots of attention and love, after all it IS the weekend! Hugs, Falco

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06/21/2014 07:08.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi CuBird
Let Taz know, he should be able to email Blue's pic. He's doing that for Dixie.
My mom went to get a mani/pedi today, which took all morning. Then she went to the supermarket, the Giant Eagle, to shop for veggies and fruits for us and the dog food. Then she came home, rushed to put everything away and headed to the pool. When she got there, the water was closed because the chlorine levels were too high. Mom sat there for 2 hours waiting for the okay to get into the water, but then she gave up and came home. Now she's cranky, hot, and sweaty. We are all hoping that Bree forgets to come for our birdicures today. That's why mom left the pool so early, so she could be here on time for Bree. If we're lucky, though, she will forget, and we'll have at least another day's reprieve. I hope all is well with you and you're having a good day. I see Little Angel is having a bridal shower on Friday, I'm hoping to be invited. Hugs, Falco

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06/18/2014 11:55.43 AM Report This Comment  
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Inaugurated in 1847, Marché Bonsecours is acknowledged as one of Canada's ten finest heritage buildings and has become an essential stop on any visit to Old Montréal. Headquarters of the Conseil des métiers d'art du Québec (Québec Crafts Council), the Marché houses 15 boutiques featuring top-quality “made in Québec” creations: crafts, fashions, accessories and jewellery, design items, reproduction Quebec furniture and more. Its restaurants and their terraces are opened during warm weather and offer local fare. You can even share a meal in the 17th century ambiance of the famous Cabaret du Roy. The Marché is seven days a week starting at 10 a.m. Hall Rental: Different halls are available to rent. They are suitable for events of all kinds, from banquets to trade fairs, launches, meetings, weddings and press conferences, for example.

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06/17/2014 07:08.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Morning Cubey & Miranda, from your Ms LaLo
Hello again pretty Stark ladies, we had really terrible storms much of the night, very high winds, heavy rain, tornado warnings and watches, power outages and trees down all over the Quad Cities area, but we were lucky once again! We are bracing for another hot and muggy day, but that's okay, it is better than sub-zero weather! We have all been fed watered, loved, and cuddled already, but dad still has the daily spot clean-ups to do! Today it will be much of the same for us! Have a great ToosDay, and give my love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Love from Ms LaLo & my family

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06/17/2014 07:46.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi CuBird
Your mom is so good, thinking of your welfare all the time. Tell Doo Congratulations on winning Name That Tune! We saw his name today when we guessed the songs. Mom isn't very good at it, because her preferred music is classical, but we give it a try all the time.
Mom finally posted our milonga pic, we all really like it. Thanks, Taz!
Today mom has to clean the fountain. We don't know if it's all the rain causing it to gunk up, or if there is more pollen or something in the air, but it looks funky. It's sunny right now, and we're hoping that lasts through the afternoon, so mom can do her favorite summer thing: get to the pool. It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it! At least she won't be all sweaty today, since she's not working at all, except here in the yard. The boys and Maxine got a treat this morning, mom picked some pretty dandelion flowers for them. She has been giving them rose petals, so this is a change of pace.
I hope you are having a great day and getting sunshine and love. Hugs, Falco

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06/17/2014 07:36.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi CuBird
It's nice that you had a visitor that liked all of you, too. Do we know Aunt Jeanne and Angel? Are they on BC?
The milonga was a lot of fun last night, we had a great time. The new chicken tenders recipe was fantastic, the music was fun, just right for summer. The organizers and the official photographer, Kiddo and Taz, did a bang up job once again, putting together a fun time for all!
Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there, have a great day.
I hope you are having a great day, too, with lots of love and sunshine coming your way. Hugs, Falco

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06/15/2014 07:51.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi CuBird and Miranda
La Ronde is an amusement park in Montreal, Quebec. It is the largest in Quebec and receives about 1.2 million visitors per year. The park is under an emphyteutic lease with the City of Montreal, which expires in 2065. It is on 146 acres (59.1 ha) located on the eastern tip of Saint Helen's Island. The park hosts L’International des Feux Loto-Québec, a highly regarded international fireworks competition. LaRonde was originally constructed as part of Expo67, the immensely successful Montreal World's Fair held in the summer of 1967. When the Expo site reopened in the summer of 1968 as Terre des Hommes, or Man and his World, La Ronde became a permanent amusement park. It continued to be a summertime attraction even after Terre des Hommes closed permanently in 1981. La Ronde was owned and administered by the City of Montreal until it was sold to Six Flags, an American theme park chain, in a deal completed on May 4, 2001. It acquired all of the assets of the park for $20 million USD and have a long-term contract to lease the land from the city. Before the announcement of the Six Flags purchase, the city had considered offers from other bidders including Paramount Parks, Cedar Fair, and Parc Astérix. Since then Six Flags has invested around $90 million in new rides and improvements, such as Le Vampire, Splash, Le Goliath and Ednör - L'Attaque as well as a new main entrance.La Ronde has a Nintendo-sponsored video game centre with the latest Nintendo video games and attractions. Since 2009, the former 3D theatre housed Nintendo DS and Wii consoles, advertisements and a Nintendo Store. In May 2002, La Ronde announced the installation of a Bolliger & Mabillard inverted roller coaster called Le Vampire, hich was the first major investment by Six Flags. It is a clone of the "Batman - The Ride" roller coasters found at many other Six Flags parks. In May 2006, La Ronde opened its ninth roller coaster, The Goliath, a 53-metre (174 ft) high Bolliger & Mabillard mega coaster. It reaches speeds of 110 km/h (68 mph), making it the third tallest and the third fastest roller coaster in Canada.Also in 2007, La Ronde celebrated its 40th anniversary.

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06/14/2014 05:57.14 PM Report This Comment  
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As a special event, Le Galopant, the oldest galloping merry-go-round in the world, was installed in the park. It had been an attraction in use at Expo 67. In January 2009, La Ronde announced its intention to become a Six Flags branded park, using the rights to Warner Bros. and DC Comics trademarks under the licensing agreement with Six Flags. Le Vampire, a mirror image of Batman: The Ride constructed in 2002, carries no association to the Batman media franchise because the licence with Warner Bros. and DC Comics is not valid in unbranded Six Flags parks. It is yet unknown if Le Vampire will be re-branded to Batman: The Ride once the branding of the park commences. The Serial Thriller, a Vekoma Suspended Looping Coaster that used to be located at the now defunct Six Flags AstroWorld, has been shipped to La Ronde from the Great Escape, another Six Flags property where it lay in storage since 2005. The roller coaster, which opened in 1999 at Six Flags AstroWorld, has been installed over the Lac des Dauphins at the park for the 2010 season and is named Ednör - L'Attaque. It features special effects and theming from an alleged sea monster that was reported to have appeared in the Lac des Dauphins. On March 9, 2010, La Ronde announced that Terminator X: A Laser Battle for Salvation, an interactive laser-tag attraction themed around the Terminator series, will also be featured in the park for the 2010 season.On January 19, 2012, Six Flags announced Vol Ultime at La Ronde; it is similar to the SkyScreamers and it will be 45-metre (148 ft) tall. In 2013, the park opened Aqua Twist. On August 29, 2013, Six Flags announced the addition of Demon, a top spin ride, with flips, spins, and sixteen water jets for the 2014 season.

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06/14/2014 05:52.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi CuBird
The general consensus right now is to use BC until it goes away, then switch to the other site. It's experimental right now and not fully functioning yet, anyway. Mom is with you on that one, trying for 2 sites is too much for her.
What a day today! Mom worked at the center this morning, doing the small flight aviary and the main aviary. Now that the weather is warmer, the main aviary has completely opened up, so it's a huge space. There are lots of hanging branches, standing perches, hide boxes, loose branches, hanging ropes, grapevines, etc. that all need hosed and cleaned, not to mention varied diets, water dishes, and baths that need to be prepared. They also added a rolling fledgling aviary to the space so the little ones can make their way in and out and mingle with the adult birds. Mom couldn't get an exact count today, but thinks there were between 16 and 20 birds in there. Most of them (adults) will be released tomorrow. In the small flight aviary the baby hawks are being housed with Maxina, their new foster mom. You might remember Maxina from Willie's campaign for BOTM. She's an adult red tailed hawk who has been an education animal for a few years now, as she lost her feather follicles on one wing, so her flights can't grow back in. She is a good foster mom for baby RTHs though, just like Martha is for the Great Horned Owls.
Then mom did her errands, came home, changed, and dashed to the pool. She got almost 2 hours there before the skies got dark and the thunderstorms came through again. The consolation is that the arts festival will be closing Sunday, so next week should be bright and sunny all week long, heehee.
I hope you are having a wonderful day filled with sunshine and scritchies. Hugs, Falco

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06/13/2014 12:01.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi CuBird and Miranda
The Olympic Stadium (French: Stade Olympique de Montréal) is a multi-purpose stadium in Canada, located in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district of Montreal, Quebec. Built in the mid-1970s as the main venue for the 1976 Summer Olympics, it is nicknamed "The Big O," a reference to both its name and to the doughnut-shape of the permanent component of the stadium's roof. "The Big Owe" name has also been used to reference the astronomical cost of the stadium and the 1976 Olympics as a whole. The stadium is the largest by seating capacity in Canada. After the Olympics, artificial turf was installed and it became the home of Montreal's professional baseball and football teams. The Alouettes of the CFL moved their regular season games to a smaller venue in 1998, but use Olympic Stadium for playoff and Grey Cup games. Following the 2004 baseball season, the Expos relocated to Washington, D.C., leaving the stadium without a main tenant, and with a history of financial and structural problems, it is largely seen as a white elephant. The stadium currently serves as a multipurpose facility for special events (e.g. concerts, trade shows) with a seating capacity of 65,255. The Impact of Major League Soccer (MLS) use the venue on occasion, when larger capacity is needed or when the weather restricts outdoor play in the spring months.Incorporated into the north base of the stadium is the Montreal Tower, the world's tallest inclined tower at 175 metres (574 ft). The stadium and Olympic Park grounds border Maisonneuve Park, which includes the Montreal Botanical Garden, adjacent to the west across Rue Sherbrooke.The stadium was designed by French architect Roger Taillibert to be a very elaborate facility featuring a retractable roof, the design of the stadium resembles to the Osaka 1970 World Expo Australian pavilion which was to be opened and closed by a huge 175-metre (574 ft) tower – the tallest inclined structure in the world, and the sixth tallest structure in Montreal.

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06/12/2014 06:35.45 PM Report This Comment  
  part 2
The Olympic swimming pool is located under this tower. An Olympic velodrome (since converted to the Montreal Biodome, an indoor nature museum) was situated at the base of the tower in a building similar in design to the swimming pool. The building was built as the main stadium for the 1976 Summer Olympic Games. The stadium was host to various events including the opening and closing ceremonies, athletics, football finals, and the team jumping equestrian events. The building's design is cited as a masterpiece of Organic Modern architecture. Taillibert based the building on plant and animal forms, aiming to include vertebral structures with sinewy or tentacles, while still following the basic plans of Modern architecture. The stadium was originally slated to be finished in 1972, but the grand opening was cancelled due to a construction workers strike. Further delays ensued due to the stadium's unusual design. As a result, the stadium and tower remained unfinished at the opening of the 1976 Olympic Games.The roof languished in a warehouse in France until 1982, and only in 1987 were the tower and roof completed. It would be another year before the 66 tonnes, 5,500 m2 (59,000 sq ft) Kevlar roof could retract. Even then, it could not be used in winds above 40 km/h (25 mph). As it was prone to tearing during high winds, the roof was kept closed starting in 1992.When construction on the stadium's tower resumed after the 1976 Olympics, a multi-story observatory was added to the plan, accessible via a funicular that travels 266 metres (873 ft) along the curved tower's spine. The funicular cabin ascends from base of the tower to upper deck in less than two minutes at a rate of 2.8 m/s (6.3 mph), with space for 76 persons per trip and a capacity of 500 persons per hour. The cabin is designed to remain level throughout its trip, while providing a panoramic view to its passengers.
The funicular faces north-east, offering a view to the north, south and east. It overlooks the Olympic Village, the Biodome, the Botanical Gardens and Saputo Stadium. The Olympic Park, the stadium's suspended roof and downtown Montreal can be viewed from the south-west facing Observatory at the top of the tower.

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06/12/2014 06:32.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi CuBird
Mom isn't crazy about the ning site, because it's too much like Facebook. She is hoping for better on the site that Missy and Alden are working on for everybirdie.
Mom did make it to the pool yesterday for a couple of hours. It started to rain around 2, so she came home. Well, she should have waited 15 minutes, because by the time she got out of the shower, the sun was back out and stayed out until the thunderstorms started around 5. It's okay, though, she thought she wouldn't get any pool time in at all yesterday or today. I think she's gonna try her luck today, as long as it isn't actively raining. Right now, it's cloudy, but not thunderclouds, just those high level ones that block the sun.
I am hoping you have a fun day filled with sunshine and scritches. Hugs, Falco

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06/12/2014 08:25.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cu-Bird & Miranda from Ms LaLo
Hi again BC friends, my dad is doing much better today, and after a day of rest, he is getting around very well, and for those concerned, I thank you! The injury can't be classified as serious, just a stupid foot injury, but yesterday was a day of rest, he is okay! The new ning.com Birdyville sight is much like FB and BC combined, but we are still anxious to see the new web sight that Missy and Alden are making for us! Some seem to live for their next vote and superficial awards, as if it was their only form of recognition, not so for us, we just like chatting with our friends! Have a great Thursday, and give our love to all in your home, see ya tomorrow...

Love from Ms LaLo Lee Dallas & my family

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06/12/2014 06:39.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi CuBird
There is a site on ning.com that is called Birdyville. It's a free site, and Sunny sent the link via email last week. When mom gets caught up, she might check it out. My mom got signed on, but hasn't figured out how to get us on there yet. If it works for everyone, there may not be a paid site, but we'll see... In any case, mom thinks we should pay Missy and Alden something for doing the research and buying the name for us.
Not much new to report today. In fact, nothing at all! Mom says busy season at the museum is over, so she should be done for the summer. Maybe she'll work an occasional morning tour or evening event, but she won't be nearly as busy. That's good news for us.
The wildlife center is rife with interns right now, too, so she doesn't even have to volunteer an extra shift to help close, as she has done for several years. They stay open to admissions longer in the summer, and the last feedings are done at dusk for the baby birds, so in the past a lot of the volunteers came in an extra day for a couple hours to help out. This year, they have lots of interns, so they can be assigned to closing duties. It means mom might be able to spend longer at the pool, YAY for her.
I hope you are having a good day and getting lots of sunshine, warm weather, and attention. We are gloomy, cloudy, and cool again today. Hugs, Falco

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06/10/2014 08:29.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cu-Bird, love from your Ms Lalo
...hey little girl, why is 'dreadful bread', knowing your sweet momma, I'll bet it is really good, I want some, LOL! We are going to have a stay at home, stay inside kind of day, there's nothing wrong with that! Our darn grass is growing so fast dad can barely keep up with it, but it is much better than drought conditions! Nothing exciting going on at our home, just the usual spot cleaning and daily feeding! Is anybody else getting the tiny fruit flies, we call them gnats, and want them gone but don't know what to do! They are so small they can go through the screens! Have a great day, and give my love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Much love from LaLo & the Dallas family

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06/10/2014 06:56.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miranda & CuBird
I had a request for a Pirate Ship Adventure – LET’S DO IT! Tomorrow morning 6AM EDT we set sail… every birdy is welcome. We have to be back in Montreal the following day so I can continue my campaign. I have never sailed before so I am counting on you all to take care of things. I got a hold of a ship I think is more than adequate in size…
"What river is this?" asked Jacques Cartier of his Indian guide as he looked on the St. Lawrence.
"A river without end," the Indian replied. And so it seems, as this cruise explores the staggering variety of one of the world's great rivers.
Along its course you'll experience the numerous attractions and extraordinary scenery of the Upper St. Lawrence. Quebec City, Canada's showpiece, provides the venue for the beginning or end of your cruise.
Here you can experience the world charm and grace of "Old" Europe. You will encounter Quebec City's unparalleled joie de vivre (love of life) found nowhere else in North America. Enjoy Old Quebec (the only walled city in North America) with its massive ramparts still bolstering the Plains of Abraham; and behold the imperial green-roofed towers of the legendary Chateau Frontenac. En route you will discover the magic of the Thousand Islands, the deep historical roots of "Loyalist Brockville" and the unique living community of Upper Canada Village. Between Montreal and Quebec City there are the "grassy Battures", rich mudflat home to myriad species of birds. You will pass the "Segnieury" areas, the prominent village cathedrals of Quebec, and witness the awesome cliffs stretching up to the historic Plains of Abraham.

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06/09/2014 07:47.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi CuBird - Thanks for all your votes!
Pointe-à-Callière, a recognized national historical and archaeological site, leads visitors through centuries of history, from the times when Natives camped here to the present day. The Museum opened in 1992, the result of over 10 years of digs. It showcases major archaeological discoveries made on this site starting in the 1980s. Set on a site bearing evidence of over 1,000 years of human activities and on the very birthplace of Montréal, Pointe-à-Callière houses and protects remarkable archaeological remains, displayed in situ with absolute respect for their integrity. On May 17, 1642, on a point of land at the confluence of the St. Lawrence and another, smaller river, Father Vimont held a mass celebrating the founding of Montréal, attended by Sieur de Maisonneuve, Jeanne Mance and their companions. On May 17, 1992, on the very same site, Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History, opened its doors. Until the Museum opened, only historians knew about the "Pointe à Callière," so named because it was here that Chevalier Louis Hector de Callière, third governor of Montréal, had a home built in 1688. Today, the point has actually become part of the shoreline of the Island of Montréal, but its name lives on and is better known than ever, thanks to the Museum.The Museum was founded as part of celebrations to mark Montréal’s 350th birthday, and owes its existence largely to the significant archaeological discoveries made on the site during the 1980s. In fact, the Museum and its site are inextricably linked. Rising above evidence of more than 1,000 years of human activity, it houses remarkable architectural remains, displayed in situ with absolute respect for their integrity. Pointe-à-Callière is the only sizeable archaeology museum in Canada. The hundreds of artifacts it houses are grouped into six main sections: the Éperon, a modern building that has won many architectural awards; the archaeological crypt on the lower level; the renovated Ancienne-Douane building (Montréal’s first Custom House), the Youville Pumping Station, the Archaeological Field School and the Mariners' House. The museum of a site, a history and a city, Pointe-à-Callière delves into the past to foster a debate on urban issues both local and global, and to encourage visitors to reflect on the future.Pointe-à-Callière: recognized as a historical and archaeological site of national importance ...by Canada On May 17, 1998, to mark the 6th anniversary of Pointe-à-Callière, the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada unveiled a plaque commemorating "the site which gave birth to Montréal.” This tribute to the national historic importance of the Pointe à Callière site also saluted the restoration and development work done by the Museum. For this “little island” of land holds symbols that tell of the growth and development of a city that for many years was Canada’s metropolis. ...and by Quebec The anniversary of the Museum and of the founding of Montréal, on M

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06/08/2014 08:36.35 PM Report This Comment  
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The Where Montréal Was Born permanent exhibition takes visitors to the heart of an authentic archaeological site: Montréal’s birthplace. The unusual underground route covering six centuries of history, from the times when Natives camped here to the present day, is an emotion-packed look at the very essence of a city born over 360 years ago. Step back in time, as you follow a trail marked with archaeological remains and artifacts revealing the different incarnations of this site over the centuries. See Montréal’s first Catholic cemetery (1643-1654), brought to light during extensive archaeological digs in 1989. It is the oldest man-made structure directly associated with the city’s founding. Your tour starts in the remains of the Royal Insurance Building (1861-1951), which housed Montréal’s Customs office from 1871 to 1917. Architect Dan Hanganu drew his inspiration for the Museum’s triangular footprint from that building. Discover the legendary Royal Insurance building, explore its fascinating history and have fun with an interactive module set amidst the remains. Throughout these remains, the visitor learns about the history of this site from the Amerindian period to the 20th century and discovers the first catholic cemetery (1643). Families will also find spaces reserved especially for them where they can learn about the ways of life of the St. Lawrence Iroquoians and the various roles of women, men, and children, as well as on tool-making, games, and the recipe for sagamite. Along the way, you’ll cross through an imposing vaulted stone tunnel, where the Little Saint-Pierre River once flowed, and see how it was converted into a collector sewer from 1832-1838. In the archaeological crypt, don’t miss the huge interactive fresco that portrays the expansion of Montréal’s harbour in the 1840s. Nearby, in addition to five superb models showing how the city’s core evolved over the centuries, you’ll find the Market Day projection. Relive a market day in 1750, with virtual characters in scenes recalling daily life as it once played out here in the town’s main public square.
Pointe-à-Callière is seeking curious and courageous young people who are ready to embark on an adventure! The Pirates or Privateers? exhibition gives young visitors and families a golden opportunity to discover and measure themselves up to the rough and ready sailors who scoured the St. Lawrence River in the days of New France. Presented in an immersive environment, this discovery-exhibition takes place in a setting evoking a privateer ship—The Iberville—on which young people, playing their parts in a tale of adventure, can test their physical and intellectual skills.

Come visit me, Leroy, Little Bit & Chloe - Thank you everybirdy!!, Gizmo - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, Max, Jasper - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, Micky - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, PEPPER-Thanks for BOTM!, TiPaul - Who was 8000??? Who will be vote 9000?, Floop and Porky at the County Fair, Marley - Thanx everybirdy 4 BOTD Carrot cake 4 all, Zak - Thank you everybirdy for BOTD! & Lee-Roial RIP - Thanks for remembering me..

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In line with its series of exhibitions on symbolic Montréal places, Pointe-à-Callière is presenting Lives and Times of the Plateau, an exhibition saluting the intertwined everyday lives and multitude of invented lives that have given the Plateau Mont-Royal neighbourhood its distinctive character and tremendous creativity.
A crucible of artistic brilliance, intellectual vitality, political upheaval and entrepreneurial daring, the Plateau perfectly symbolizes Montréal’s diverse and vibrant culture.
Today considered one of the most “creative” neighbourhoods in North America, and hailed by international magazines as one of the best places to live, the Plateau attracts hip young professionals, shoppers and people watchers from the suburbs as well as tourists. But look a little deeper and you can still see traces of the days when it was home to artisans, shopkeepers and labourers. This is where Francophone city-dwellers invented a life for themselves, in the midst of the waves of immigration that fundamentally altered Quebec’s cultural reality. Indeed, it is not just a single culture, but a whole wealth of cultures, that have shaped the Plateau Mont-Royal from the very beginning. In less than 200 years, thanks to the inventiveness of the Plateau’s residents, it was first transformed from its rural origins into a working-class area and then metamorphosed into an electrifying neighbourhood. This rapid pace of urban evolution made Plateau Mont-Royal one of the sources of the major transformations that have marked the city’s history and its imagination, a true cradle of Quebec culture and the meeting place of people with colourful pasts – and futures.

Come visit me, Leroy, Little Bit & Chloe - Thank you everybirdy!!, Gizmo - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, Max, Jasper - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, Micky - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, PEPPER-Thanks for BOTM!, TiPaul - Who was 8000??? Who will be vote 9000?, Floop and Porky at the County Fair, Marley - Thanx everybirdy 4 BOTD Carrot cake 4 all, Zak - Thank you everybirdy for BOTD! & Lee-Roial RIP - Thanks for remembering me..

06/08/2014 08:25.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi CuBird
Haha, we are gonna love that sash! Mom will just look silly with a bunch of pins though.
Mom got all the outdoor bird feeders filled and the potted plants watered already today. As soon as she got those dogs walked, she went right outside to do the chores. She can't wait to go to the pool, which will be open at its regular time starting today! We might not blog until late tomorrow, because there is a bird fair in the morning, and the pool is open at noon. So mom might not be typing for us until after 4, which is okay with us, as long as it gets done.
Did you see the new bird site info? Mom is hoping those people who say they can't afford it will take advantage of the ones who are willing to sponsor someone's membership for the first year. We are certain that the $50 to $100 is a one time fee and that yearly membership costs will be drastically lower in the years to come.
I hope you are having a great day full of sunshine, warmth, and love. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, In Divo's memory & Falco, Mikey and Chipper for 10k.

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