Your E-mail:
How would you rate your pet bird’s behavior, 1 being most easygoing and cooperative and 5 being most unpredictable or unruly.
My Bird Profile
Pied Mutation Cockatiel from Perris, CA
Snowflake says. I'm getting married to Apache...

My Avatar:

Create/Edit Your Own Avatar

I met Snowflake next door to me.We bonded so fast that my neighbor gave her to me.She has been part of our family for 10 years.And we love every thing about her.She is a girl with an attitude!!!

MY HATCHDAY IS DECEMBER 24TH.

THANK YOU FOR MY VOTES...
Vote 1000...Kacey #9043
.

BirdChannel.com Awards
See all awards »

My Bird Stats
I've had 22312 friends visit me.

I'm the 23,098th member on BirdChannel.com.

2,885 friends have voted for me since I joined Bird eClub!
My Bird Aviary:

Create/Edit Your Bird Aviary

Active within 1 Day

Hi! My name is Snowflake says. I'm getting married to Apache...

I am a Pied Mutation Cockatiel from Perris, CA.

Snowball,Snow girl.

12 years old   F

Pied Mutation Cockatiel

My favorite treats are spray millets,seed sticks and cherrios.

My favorite hang out spots are on top of my cage.And the bird farm.And my mommies makeup box.

I love to dance and rock and rule the dance floor.I model for my family,I LOVE LOTS OF KISSES.I also love road trips.

My family takes good care of me and they love, me for who I am.And I love them too.Im the only girl tiel,and thats a big plus!!!

I do not like sitting on fingers because I have a broken wing and I have a hard time staying in balance..

Spoil your self.You deserve it !!!.

My Family Photos
Roll over photos to view in frame.

Bird Blog
DescriptionDate & TimeEditDelete
  Day 27--Bring it on Bart!
Well, howdy all, Chuey here with our Cattle Drive Update. We made this side of San Saba at Pegleg Crossing by mid-afternoon, but he herds were weary from the quick pace, so we pitched camp early and set about puttin' guards on watch. We'd gotten word back from Sky regardin what they'd been findin' out from thoise Rustlers and Black Bart. As told by Sky, Jenny Holiday Earp Hickok took to visitin again;
"..I want to speak to my old friend alone for a moment!" Jen sits tall in her saddle and rides to meet up with Mr Bart! The two old friends shake wings and Jen says "back off Blackie, let my friends & herd pass peacefully!" Not liking that, Bart slaps leather but Jen pulls hers first, and all of a sudden, Bart is looking down the bore of Jenny's deadly 44! JL holsters her weapon, and says,"ride away, we are even friend" with a quick shoulder bump, the two return to their own people! Jen is under orders not to cause any disturbance and is waiting furthers orders from Trail Boss Ms Chuey."
Chuey rubs her chin, shakin her head, " Sky, Go pick out a dozen birds and post them around Bart's camp, have' em on the ready. We're fixin' to have us a shoot-out!"
Jedi rides over to speak with Chuey, "Boss, I brought you some Cheyenne scouts from my family at the rez. They will watch over us and make sure all of us are safe and not harmed. They will be watching over us with bows and arrows ready !" Chuey looked around, then Jedi pointed to the distant hills, Lifting his Arm, Chuey saw two scouts raise Bows high over their heads. "Thanks pardner, we're well prepared"
Jenny rode away to rejoin Chyna watchin from a distance. "He ain't gonna let this be." Chyna grinned knowin' he was goin' ride his band of rustlers into a mess of trouble."

" Ok boyz, They think they have us scared, Well, we'll be seein' to that" Bart laughs his wicked laughter echoing off the hills and rocks. " get yourselves ready, we're goin' callin" Bart laughs again louder, evil and menacing. His gang of mangy rustlers grin, gettin into their boss's merriment. "Yes sir ye, we'll show'em " twitch says as he saddles up his nag. Mountin up, they ride off to collect themselves a herd of long-horns. Arriving in the rocky brush by the river, they wait for their payday to arrive from down the trail.
" Boss, Boss, we'er all set." Pookie says, riding past to join the point riders out front carryin' their long-riffles across their saddles, Panther, tips his hat and nods, he's ready and waitin' for the show to begin. Cori, Sugar and Falco hold the herd into a straight line for the River ahead, swing-ridin' all the while keepin' eyes on the trail and hills close by. Sweetpepper, with Sweetie and Kacey carry newborn calves on their saddles, too young for the quickened pace of the herd."
Trail Boss Chuey 245908

Come visit me, mikey d, birdie haven park, CHUEY, VOTE ME BOTM in AUGUST, sweetpea, thanks for botd, zoey & cricket & nakita.

08/27/2014 02:15.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Snowflake
Going to be a lovely day, and hope we find something for me to do. I am getting along very well. Mom is trying to teach me STEP UP, but, it doesn't matter, because anytime I see a finger I take the opportunity to jump on it. Fingers mean I'm getting attention, and that's what I want.

Come visit me, Cinn-A-Bun.

08/27/2014 06:37.11 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi snowflake
We'll just have to find some trouble to get into, and see if that helps. Squak

Come visit me, Tweet & Squak.

08/27/2014 12:54.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Snowflake
We moan and groan about how hot it is, what will we do when old man winter shows his ugly face. FREEZE?

Come visit me, Jetta.

08/27/2014 12:34.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Snowflake
We birds look good everyday :)
We are back to 72 degrees and partly sunny. Not sure if I should put my swimsuit away. Maybe I'll wait a while. I hope to go shopping with mom tomorrow. She says I can get a new toy if they have one for a YCM.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

08/26/2014 10:50.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Snowflake!
BonBon flies in all eggsited! Guess what? Sam invited me to the Milonga!Hehee!!! I guess I'm going after all!
Luv, BonBonhearts;
PS. Don't forget, we have to shop tomorrow!

Come visit me, Angel Bertie's Rainbow Gym: Thanks for BOTD!, Angel Bertie: Happy New Year!, Chirps: Happy New Year!!!, The Happy Couple!!!, Spot::vote Chuey 245908 BOTM!!! & Lemon Le'BonBon Thank you all for this honor! BOTD.

08/26/2014 06:19.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 26- troubles comin our way
Howdy cow-wranglers, Chuey here with today's Cattle Drive Update. We rode double watches during the night to keep an eye open for our friend Black Bart. We were waitin' for him and his raggedy band of vultures to swoop down on our herd and run' em off in the middle of the night, but all was quiet. Too quiet!
"Boss," Polly whispers " what' d ya think he's up too?"
"Well, ain't too sure. He's been trailin' us since we headed out, ain't sure at all" I answered, not sure what to say beyond that.
" JL and Sky sent back word through Kiddo and Spot that Black Bart had hankered down over yonder by Llano. They been talkin' real quiet-like, makin plans" Jedi reports. I nod, and give Cutter his head as we make one round of the herd to update the others on what I just learned.
We kept the herd close-up and movin' pretty steady through the mornin' and by mid-day we'd already covered six miles. I'd just set down to some hot vittles when Chyna came gallopin' in, stoppin in a cloud of dust and horse sweat. " the rustlers are saddled up and movin to the rocks west of Beef Trail Crossin'. Jenny-Lynn and Sky are followin' 'em so they don't make a slip on us and get us by surprise. "
Chyna hopped off Dyna-Dancer, and Rio grabbed the lead and walked her to the corral, stripin' her saddle off and rubbin' her down good. BonBon ropes a silver dapple and throws the saddle over his muscular back, tightenin' the straps good, and leads him over to where Chyna is eatin' a quick bowl of stew before headin' back to join up with JL and Sky.
"tell them two not to get gun-crazy too soon, we wanta teach Bart a lesson 'bout his thieving' ways"
I grabbed up Cutters reins, as I sprung onto his back, given him a slap on the shoulder we were off on a gallop to warn the point riders to b e ready for the "party"
"Sky, look" Jenny-Lynn points out the hoof prints of two new riders crossin' those of Black Bart and his band of rustlers." Sky leans over the shoulder of his horse Chief and studies them for a minute.
"Yep, looks that way" Sky clicks to Cutter and they move out followin' the new set of tracks for a spell to see who it is that has joined the rustlers. They didn't have to ride long before they spied the gang, settled down in the brush, with a smoke-less fire heatin' a pot of grub. Black Bart was in deep conversation with the two new comers, while the others kept a watch for the herd on the trail. It was here, hidden by the rocks and brush that Chyna caught up with them. She had brought them food from the dragon-wagon and they ate it in silence as they kept watch on their friends below .
Suddenly, the camp was alive with activity as the rustlers caught up their horses, and silently packed up their belongin's. " Ok boys, they're gonna be here in a few hours, lets get us ready, "SLIM, you and Twitch get over to the rock corral and make sure that the herd can't escape when the rest of us drive them in there."
Trail Boss Chuey 245908

Come visit me, mikey d, birdie haven park, CHUEY, VOTE ME BOTM in AUGUST, sweetpea, thanks for botd, zoey & cricket & nakita.

08/26/2014 02:04.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Snowflake
Ever so slowly it seems like our summer is starting to slip away. Some of the tree's are starting to change color, and Mom says she noticed it be a little cooler each day. Can winter be far behind? This will be my first winter, and for the first time, I'll get to see snow.

Come visit me, Cinn-A-Bun.

08/26/2014 07:40.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Snowflake
I may NOT always be RIGHT, BUT, I am NEVER wrong, ha ha ha. Squak

Come visit me, Tweet & Squak.

08/26/2014 01:06.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi snowflake
You want HOY? Well come on down to Florida, and roast with s.

Come visit me, Jetta.

08/26/2014 12:42.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Snowflake
Moms are silly. But, I'm getting my face painted at the Milonga. I had it done last year and it was pretty cool.
Oh, don't worry, I have a lot of toys that are in my storage box ready to replace the chewed up ones.
This morning we had 74 degrees and cloudy. Then around 11am the t-storm came and we were still at 74 degrees. I gave up on patio time. But, at 3:30pm ... the sun came out and it was SUMMER AND 80 degrees! I quickly put on my tube top, shorts, sunglasses and flip flops ... I was ready! Out to the patio I went with mom ...AHHHH SUMMER! It lasted a little over an hour ... a short but lovely summer.
Thanks for the Warrior vote too.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

08/25/2014 10:10.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Dear Snowflake
I'll go shopping with you, but I don't think I'm going to the Milonga. Truth is, no one asked me! sorry I couldn't go with you this morning, but is tomorrow at about 10Am good for you?
Luv, BonBon♥

Come visit me, Angel Bertie's Rainbow Gym: Thanks for BOTD!, Angel Bertie: Happy New Year!, Chirps: Happy New Year!!!, The Happy Couple!!!, Spot::vote Chuey 245908 BOTM!!! & Lemon Le'BonBon Thank you all for this honor! BOTD.

08/25/2014 07:42.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Snowflake
Thanks for offering to take one of the pack-horses, they have to travel a bit slower but I plan to stop often and do lots of sight-seeing on the trip around Cape Breton Island.
hugs
ANGEL GIRL

Come visit me, rally and lacie, poncho botd 24/3/14, Jack, thank you all for BOTD, sassy, Casper, you fought a good fight l'il man, amando, sky, Angel Lupe', I will see you again!, l'il angel adler, dixie's wife-bird, broken wings, broken promises, casey, LittleAngel & Dixie's wedding album, Jesse, thank you for BOTD everyone!, flynn, ANGEL GIRL, RUNNING FOR BOTM IN SEPTEMBER, sarah little bird, zeke, thank you friends for BOTD, QUEEN ZEENA, thanks for BOTM AUGUST & sweetie, thank you friends for BOTD.

08/25/2014 02:47.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 25--Troubles are a brewin'
Howdy pardners, Chuey here with today's Cattle Trail Update. We had ourselves a restful, peaceful night. The watches went smooth as silk, and not one cow was inclined to stir up any troubles. We filled up on a breakfast of hot biscuits and gravy, bacon, eggs, and some flap-jacks. What a meal that Lizzie, Kaji and Mikey dish out. Could get used to this mighty easy.
As the point riders moved out, aand the dawgies fell into place the mornin' sun was just peakin' over the eastern horizon. I decided to take Baxter and Little Peep with me and scout out ahead a ways for good grazin for the noon stop-over. We'd rode like-wise to four miles when somethin' shiny in the distance caught my eye. We pulled up under the shade of a tree as I watched for a spell. "HHMMMM? Looks like we're 'bout to get us some company" I sat still and watched longer and ate my apple with Baxter and L'il Peep. "Yep! We best be headin' back to the herd, wanta make sure we got the welcome mat out"
By the time we rejoined the herd they were two miles shy of were I'd saw the sun bouncin' off something in the distance. Somethin' like the barrel of a gun!"
"Jenny_lynn, Chyna, Sky, I need ya to ride over towards the west some, cut back at Beef Trail Crossin' . I think we're about to have us some fun."
Sky and the others rode off at a gallop. Pistols were carried in Holsters worn in varies manners. A multitude of holster styles existed and each was made for a specific need. Rifles were carried in hand or in scabbards attached to the saddle or wagon. 'Cowbirds' carried their pistols as tools and kept them in a readily available condition. Most cowbirds were good to excellent marksbirds, relying on their guns to stay alive on the trails.
"We're in for some fancy shootin' cowboys and girls, best ya all get your side-arms at the ready." I rode from wrangler to wrangler. A tension spread swiftly through the group, as we pushed the herd along the trail, gettin' them to pick up a l'il speed.
"BOSS, you sure we can't handle Black Bart?" Zippy asked nervous of the possible outcome
"There's but five or six of 'em against all us, we'll lickin' right good and dandy Zippy!"
Jenny-Lynn, Sky and Chyna had made record time to Beef Trail Crossin, and were doublin back to come up behind them thievin' feather-lice infected rustlers. They ground hitched their horses and creep up nice and slow until they had them in their sights. "Think we might as well blast'em now? " JL asked eager for a good fight.
"Not yet, let's have some fun first" Chyna whispers softly
Sky took a small stone and tossed it far to the left. The rustlers wiped round as if a Ghost had touched ' em." What was that boss?"
"Ain't nuthin' but a chipmunk or the likes of it." Black Bart watched as in the distance the dust cloud appeared, " herds acomin' get ready lads"
Trail Boss Chuey 245908

Come visit me, mikey d, birdie haven park, CHUEY, VOTE ME BOTM in AUGUST, sweetpea, thanks for botd, zoey & cricket & nakita.

08/25/2014 01:20.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Snowflake and flock
My name is Angel Girl--Angel for short. I am SKY and Little Angel's fister. I am going to be your September BOTM candidate.
I have spoken at length with my frother SKY and Chuey our cousin and Sky had agreed to let all of you keep your cow-pony for next month as we take a horseback tour of the beautiful and historic
Cape Beeton Island, Canada. We will require birdies willing to lead a pack-horse of two as we rough it out under the stars, learn about the Celtic heritage of this Island, whale watch and more. I hope you all will be able to join us on this day by day tour.
Angel Girl 224627

Come visit me, rally and lacie, poncho botd 24/3/14, Jack, thank you all for BOTD, sassy, Casper, you fought a good fight l'il man, amando, sky, Angel Lupe', I will see you again!, l'il angel adler, dixie's wife-bird, broken wings, broken promises, casey, LittleAngel & Dixie's wedding album, Jesse, thank you for BOTD everyone!, flynn, ANGEL GIRL, RUNNING FOR BOTM IN SEPTEMBER, sarah little bird, zeke, thank you friends for BOTD, QUEEN ZEENA, thanks for BOTM AUGUST & sweetie, thank you friends for BOTD.

08/24/2014 03:44.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 24-- Where the green grass grows
Howdy all, Cowgirl Chuey here with Sunday's Cattle Drive update. It's firstly important to note that after a lot of yellin' hazin' and chasin' we got the herd and remuda cross the Red River and gathered safety on the other side. We sure were bushed when it was all said and done, but there's no rest for the wranglers on the trail. We got ourselves a good fed of grub, and set about a spell talkin' of all the places we'd so far passed through.
The trail proceeded northward, crossing the James River near the site of present Noxville, the Llano at Beef Trail Crossing, the San Saba at Pegleg Crossing, and Brady Creek west of Brady. The trail left the Hill Country through Cow Gap. The Western Trail crossed the Clear Fork of the Brazos near Fort Griffin at the Butterfield-Military Road crossing, where the second feeder trail from Tom Green County, which ran through Buffalo Gap, joined the trunk route. Thence the Western Trail proceeded through Throckmorton, crossed the Brazos at Seymour and the Pease at the site of Vernon, and veered northeastward to leave Texas at what later became known as Doan's Crossing.
The Western Trail crossed the Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River a few miles north of Doan's, to enter Greer County, near present day Warren, Oklahoma. We will soon leave the current trail north of Abilene, to take the Potter-Bacon Cutoff to cross the Llano Estacada, ending in Wyoming. Leaving the river, the trail now enters the most dangerous section of the route, the Cheyenne-Arapaho Reservation. Here the drovers frequently meet American Indians who want to supplement their meager government rations with fresh beef. Usually the meetings ended amicably, but in the mid-1880s military escorts were frequently assigned to the trail. However, we have already made contact with the tribal leaders and will cross the territory unharmed.
Weighin' heavy on everyone's mind is the report of Jenny-Lynn, that Black Bart and his gang of rustlers have their hearts set on takin' the herd for themselves. To help protect the wranglers we are riding doubled up, and everybird is packin fire-power, just in case it comes to a real-life western shoot-out.
The cows move slowly, tired from their day long crossin' of the Red. We don't push them hard, but wanta try to get some distance between us and the rustlers before we hit the rough, rugged mountain-like terrain to come. Since Dragon-wagons are prime attack targets because they carry not only food supplies but ammunition. medical and other stocks as well, we have appointed JL, Sky, BB, Chyna and Kiddo to ride guard until we hit the Kansas border northwest of Buffalo Gap.
Happy Trails to you, until, we meet again
Chuey 245908

Come visit me, mikey d, birdie haven park, CHUEY, VOTE ME BOTM in AUGUST, sweetpea, thanks for botd, zoey & cricket & nakita.

08/24/2014 02:50.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Snowflake,

How's my Babe? I'm so glad you & Jedi decided to stay until hopefully Tues. after Labor. I would rather you fly home with him after the Holiday weekend. It's "Too" crazy during. We were saying that this week it's suppose to get warmer each and everyday so it will be a good Pool week. Next Sun. & Mon. Mom & her Best Friend, Shirl & her Husband, Don will have their Labor Day get together on Sunday & celebrate Shirl & Don's Grand Daughter's 15th Birthday and Mon. they'll come back for leftovers LOL. After you leave next Tues. I won't see you until our Wedding Day. Can you believe it's less than a month away? Wow time really does fly but I can't wait to marry the Tiel that I love! Here's a vote for my Snowflake.

Love Always,
Your Apache (Soon To Be Husband)
P.S. I hope that Earthquake didn't reach your Mommy and her Family. You better call her and make sure everything is okay. Plus, I hope she's feeling much better than last week. She better take it easy.

Come visit me, Parker, Silver, APACHE IS SO HAPPY SNOWFLAKE SAID YES ON 04/27/14, Oz & Cheyenne said YES to her Jedi 5/3/14.

08/24/2014 02:27.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Snowflake
Mom is a pretty good cook, and lets me sample some things that she makes. I never know what she's going to come up with next. The things that really look good, she told me aren't good for me. But Id do try what she offers.

Come visit me, Cinn-A-Bun.

08/24/2014 07:28.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi snowflake
You got me on that one.

NEW Quiz for those that are still wasting time to get points for things you'll never get. Squak.

Come visit me, Tweet & Squak.

08/24/2014 01:29.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Snowflake
She paints her face and covers the white feathers. LOL!
Did you see the pic of us?
I wasn't happy that mom replaced some of my toys and rearranged my condo. So today, I chewed up almost all the new parts ... hehehehe. Every time she cleaned up my artwork, I did more. I also got to go out on the patio for a while and watched dad repair the side deck. I hear that Sunday will be sunny AND 80 degrees ... can you believe that! I think I need a pool and a beach chair just for me. I hope to work on my tan.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

08/23/2014 10:15.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 23--Crossing the River part 2
Whoopie, Ride 'em down Pookie" I hollered as the bull charged through the millin' herd at the water's edge, and out into the open grasslands beyond, followed by half the herd. Susan and Kacey light out after the herd at top speed, cutting cows back towards the river. The panic of one cow runs wild through a herd, it becomes a dangerous game for both riders on their horses and the herd itself.
" Cut her off Zippy" Rio yells over the thunder of hooves. Zippy maneuvers her horse into the herd, and swings the horse towards the river, turning a fleein' heifer and calf, several others follow her, as they slow their pace to a fast walk in the right direction.
"Giddiy up" Sky slaps Chief on the shoulder as he lunges out of the rushing river, after the runaways. Pookie let's his rope fly, catching the bull by the front leg. He tumbles forwards to the ground, giving the riders time to get in front of the stampede and turn them back. Pookie holds the rope taunt with his horse preventin' that bull movin' for a spell. Finally with the herd slowin' and turning towards the River, the bull staggers to his feet as the rope slacks. Pookie is joined by Gus as they haze him back into the center of the herd once more.
"What expert horsemanship!" I yell across the River to those responsible for stopping a stampede. We'd managed to hold the herd already crossed calmly in the sea of grass. "Ok, let's get' em over" I yell and wave my ok, as the herd is once more pushed into the water and swam over.
It takes a goodly part of the day to move our herd across the river, what with strays, them gettin' bogged in the mud on the banks and needin' pulled out, and the water pulling weaker ones with the current. Finally with the calves swam over across saddles, the herd is put to graze as the horses and Dragon wagon prepare to join us.
"Alright, let's get the wagon over" Sky and Jenny-Lynn help the ferry man roll the heavy vessel onto the raft,. It's goin' be a slow process to carry first the wagon, then the supplies across the rushing river. The ferry is pulled by heavy rope cables strung shore to shore. It is hard, difficult work, but surely as not it is finally finished. As Kaji, Lizzie and Mikey help re-load the supplies the remuda is driven from their oped corral towards the river.
" OK Boss, let's have'em go" Peppino calls out to Chuey on the opposite shore. Chuey raises her cowbirdhat and the push begins. The horses are herded for the bank and quickly out into the moving waters. We don't give'em time to rethink this. Horses are good swimmers, but some still flail wildly and have to be roped and pulled to the banks, amongst the screams and high shrill fearful whinnies.
Sugar sees a white gelding pulled under the current, tossing her rope over his slender neck as he comes to the surface further down stream. She clicks to Thorin who lunges for shore and up the grassy embankment. The gelding pants heavily.
Trail Boss Chuey 245908

Come visit me, mikey d, birdie haven park, CHUEY, VOTE ME BOTM in AUGUST, sweetpea, thanks for botd, zoey & cricket & nakita.

08/23/2014 01:32.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Snowflake
The French toast was great, and I did manage to get a few bites. It was something I could get use to, if given the chance. Can't wait to see what we have tomorrow.

Come visit me, Cinn-A-Bun.

08/23/2014 07:06.19 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Snowflake
A policeman pulled a female driver over and asked to see her license. After looking it over, he said to her, "Lady, it stipulates here on your license that you should be wearing glasses." "Well, I have contacts," the woman replied. "look lady, I don't care who you know," snapped the Officer. "You're getting a ticket."

Come visit me, Tweet & Squak.

08/23/2014 12:56.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Snowflake
No, that's Finnegan and Lucy Blue's mom. She is very nice. My mom's pic has been on my page ... probably many pages back. She has rusty hair!
Today was better, I went outside with mom for a while. The sun came out around 3pm for a short time but, warmed us up to 76!!! It didn't last long but we enjoyed it. Hope you had a nice day.
Hugs
Chyna
On page 2 of the pics is one of me with mom on KyDerby day.

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

08/22/2014 11:20.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 22- Crossing the rushing Red River
Howdy pardners, Chuey here with a brief update on our progress on the Cattle Trail.
With Jenny-Lynn's safe return from checkin' out the rustlers I was able to have some peace of mind. We have other pressing matters at hand. We'd no doubt deal with them rustlers mighty soon. Sky, Jenny-Lynn, Jedi, Ms BB and Pearl at point we began to haze the herd towards the river. The roar of the water fillin' our ears long before we arrived outside Doan. Sugar, Boo Boo, Snowflake, Chipper, and Cori helped to round up the cows with young calves at their feet. Ropin' the calves and tying 'em over their saddles for safety. The others took to yowlin' and Yippin' to stir the herd to movin'. Cattle by nature are leery of fast moving water, and this River was no different. They hesitated as they were pushed by those behind them down the red rocky banks into the cold water.
Jenny usin' her horse, Get Away, bumped the lead steer to get him committed to the swim, the others bulked as they entered the river, bawling and tryin' their darnedest to turn back. With a swat on the butt the lead cow plundered into the water, eyes wide with fear, but she continued to move, swimming as she reached the middle of the nearly mile wide crossing.
"Move' em long, gitt-along, cow-bosssssss, Git-ip, move 'em up." Sky yellsa t the frightened cattle, forcing them to swim to reach the other side safely. " JL, Rope that red before she falls" Jenny-Lynn ropes her in one try, pulling the tired heifer to safety closer to the bank.
"Calf down" Snowflake yells to Jedi who plunges his horse along side the calf being tugged away with the current. " Got 'er" he yells out, pulling the calf beside his horse and out of the river's rushing waters.
"Bring 'um up" Sky yells as the herd continues to file into the river on the Doan banks. " BB, black steer" he yells over the river's roar. BB swings Sun Dancer to the right and ropes a steer who has fallen before he got trampled by those behind him. The horses whinny loudly out of fear and tension as their riders push the herd forward. "Susan, white heifer to your left" A yearling heifer flails terrified in the strong current, pulled down stream. Susan races Thorin down the banks to cut off the drownin' heifer, roping her over the horns she backs her horse up pulling the bawling heifer to the opposite bank.
" YAAAAW!!! Get-a-long" Spot yells to the now hesitant cattle. He uses his horse to push them to the bank and Silver drives them on into the water.
Dixie, Cookie, Hulk and Cydney swim their mounts across the river just south of the herd, to help pull out stranded cattle to safety.
Suddenly a bawl cuts the air as a red checked bull enters the river, tryin' to turn back he bumps those behind him causing them to split and run away from the river. Celine and Polly race after him, with Zippy Rio and Pookie cutting in front of the herd following at his heels. We had a stampede headin' our way if they can't turn'em back to the water.
Chuey 245908

Come visit me, mikey d, birdie haven park, CHUEY, VOTE ME BOTM in AUGUST, sweetpea, thanks for botd, zoey & cricket & nakita.

08/22/2014 11:16.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Snowflake
Since this is Mom's long weekend off, she said tomorrow we'll try French toast. And I have her all to myself for three days, since she doesn't have to go back to work until Monday at 3 in the afternoon.

Come visit me, Cinn-A-Bun.

08/22/2014 07:35.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Snowflake
V4U today. Well, I don't know what's worse, the mosquitoes or fly's. We'll call it a tie and say they are both crummy! LOL :) Have a good weekend. From, Mayo

Come visit me, Mayo, Dandy & Marigold.

08/22/2014 05:56.18 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Snowflake
It hit 104 yesterday afternoon, and it was terrible.Squak

Come visit me, Tweet & Squak.

08/22/2014 12:48.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Snowflake
My mom likes beach weather. She hates winter and cold weather. Dad is the reason we live up here. Mom would follow the sun!
Hope every bird had a good day. Tomorrow is condo cleaning day. I heard mom say that my stuff will be changed around. I'm not liking that! It will take me all day to re-arrange it!
Have a greyt night.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

08/21/2014 10:54.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 21-- The Perils that lurk in the water
Howdy wranglers, Chuey here with today's Cattle Drive Update. It's a warm day as the sun rose over the horizon. The final night watch was in from the herd as Kaji and Lizzie served up a mes of biscuits with gravy, oatmeal and black thick Texas Coffee. A mighty fine feed if ya are askin' me. Mikey was busy loading up the hot-rolls into the Dragon-wagon (chuck-wagon to all ye green-horns) as the light finally began to bounce off the milling herd of critters out on the pasture just north-east of Doan.
I'd been a ponderin' what had become of Jenny-Lynn and the spies we'd left yonder in the hills keepin' an eye on our rustler friends there. About the time I was gettin to frettin' some, Kiddo came galloping into Doan with news. " Jenny-Lynn had decided the only ways to know what a rustler was thinkin' was to become one of them." .she acted like she is running from the law and asks to join them, she knew Kiddo, Panther, Finnegan, & Sweetie had got her back! This is not an attack, merely a fact finding mission to determine fire power and numbers, BUT JL IS READY FOR COME WHAT MAY! She will slip out of the outlaws camp when they are all sleeping like babies cuz they had to much Red Eye to drink! " That left me with some concerns but knowin' Jenny-Lynn she could handle herself, we began to prepare the herd for the River crossin'.
One of the most dangerous parts of driving cattle was the River Crossings. A deep river that was wide like the Red River, and had a strong current from recent rain presented three great hazards. One was the cattle could be swept downstream, making them tired from struggling and causing them to drown. Cattle have no lick-a-sense and can get half way across and change their minds and turn back, causing the herd to become tangled up together and drown. The River banks themselves were a problem As the herd entered and exited the stream they need firm ground, enough to support 800 pounds of wet beef. Sometimes with the wet cattle ahead, followers found themselves mired in quicksand that sucked the cow down where it died a slow terrified death.
When the water was too hazardous to cross it meant delays which caused problems as many herds arrived at the same locale, needing grass to graze and putting the drivers behind schedule. Wranglers worked 24/7 to keep herds separated while they waited on the River to recede.
With all this in mind, we set out to gather the herd of ornery critters back into one place to begin the arduous task of crossing the rapidly flowing Red River, running fast after all the recent rains. With guns blasting into the air, whips lickin the flanks of some very stubborn strays, and ropin' in cows with infant calves at their sides it took well onwards to noon before the herd was back in line to begin the water crossing.
Trail Boss Chuey 245908

Come visit me, mikey d, birdie haven park, CHUEY, VOTE ME BOTM in AUGUST, sweetpea, thanks for botd, zoey & cricket & nakita.

08/21/2014 01:45.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Snowflake
V4U today. There's nothing new here. Mom's just been so busy as always. There are now 4 tropical hibiscus on our deck and 1 hardy hibiscus planted in the yard. LOL :) They were all on clearance and needed a good home so home they came! LOL :) One of the hibiscus is in especially poor condition so hopefully it will bounce back after some TLC. It's been so hot and humid here, the mosquitoes are as big as birds. Not really, but you know what I mean. LOL :) Have a good day. From, Mayo

Come visit me, Mayo, Dandy & Marigold.

08/21/2014 08:30.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Snowflake
Usual start this morning. Breakfast with Mom, had a bite of pancakes, and they were good. I could get use to this real fast. But she won't share her morning tea with me. I did get some Orange Juice which was to my liking.

Come visit me, Cinn-A-Bun.

08/21/2014 07:18.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi snowflake
You want heat? Then come on down to Florida. We've been over 100 everyday for the last few weeks, and no relief in sight. Squak

Come visit me, Tweet & Squak.

08/21/2014 01:53.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Snowflake
We don't get any snow here, and all I can say about that, is, I am so glad. We moved from Ohio to get away from it.

Come visit me, Jetta.

08/21/2014 01:30.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Snowflake
No you wouldn't! If all you had was jacket weather you would miss spring and summer. No swimming up here! The last ice on Lake Superior melted in July!!!!
Unless you love winter, this is the wrong place to be. Only dad is keeping us up here.
It was another good day for chewing up my wood toys. The weather is dreary again. It looks like we will have low to mid 70's with possible t-storms for the next 6 days. Maybe we'll see some sun. I want a refund on summer! Time to put away the unused swimsuit and get the peppermint hot chocolate ready.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

08/20/2014 10:48.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 20-takin' a break in Doan's Crossing
Howdy Pardners; It's a fine day to be settin' back relaxin' in Doan. Now, I must be tellin' ya, that some of these cow wranglin' birdies are inside Doan's Store at the Saloon but all in all it's a mighty good day. The chuckwagon is being restocked as I enjoy restin my vent right here in front of the Doan General Store. Henceforth it's a mighty long trail to the next town along the line. I wanta take today to tell you all a bit about the duties and requirements for each position on this cattle drive.
Trail Boss--must be very experienced, a quick thinker, cool-headed, co-operative and have leadership skills. Carries full responsibility for the entire group-cowbirds, cows, horses. Locates water, grass with the help of scouts, knows how to track different animals, keeps the peace between cowbirdies, and handles all money. Wages in 1880--$90.00 month
Point Bird--High level of experienced, most honored position on the drive, determines direction of the cattle-must be reliable, work in groups, and works in twos keeping lead steer/cow going the correct direction. Wages in 1880--$30-40 month
Swing or Out riders--must have some experience, must be knowledgeable about cattle and using horses to keep them in line on the trail. Position third ways back from the head of herd Wages in 1880 $30-40 month
Flank Riders--must have some experience on trail drives, must know how to ride a horse, Cuts in cattle that stray,rides two-thirds way back from the front of the herd. Wages in 1880 $30-40 month
Drag Riders--Usually an entry-level position--willing to work hard, endure dust & dirt kicked up by the herd, rides at the back of the herd to keep older, calves and cows etc up to herd. Wages in 1880 $30-40 month
Horse Wrangler--Entry-level job, work hard and learn, drives the remuda of horses before the chuckwagon and ahead of the cattle, rounds up extra horses, herds them into a rope corral several times daily, keeps the horses together, eating grass until change over time for cowbirds, makes sure ridden horses get extra feed-corn and grass, keeps saddle horses grouped together, helps the cook gather wood, harness the chuck wagon team. Wages in 1880 $20-30 month
No matter what position a cow bird has, it entails hard work, sweat, and determination and a drive to get the job done. Tomorrow we start our crossin' of the Red River, a dangerous and difficult task for both herd and riders. I think I'll be moseyin' along to the Saloon myself to wet-my-beak.
Trail Boss Chuey 245908

Come visit me, mikey d, birdie haven park, CHUEY, VOTE ME BOTM in AUGUST, sweetpea, thanks for botd, zoey & cricket & nakita.

08/20/2014 12:49.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Snowflake
Mom had a dinner date with a guy she meet a few weeks ago, and thought it might be the start of something. While they were talking, she mentioned that she had me, and he had the nerve to say he didn't like birds. Well, needless to say, she won't be seeing him again, anytime soon. And she said he was a real hunk...

Come visit me, Cinn-A-Bun.

08/20/2014 07:45.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Snowflake
Pops health hasn't been that great, and some days we don't do as many blogs as we'd like to. Squak

Come visit me, Tweet & Squak.

08/20/2014 01:16.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi snowflake
So nice of you to stop by. Hope to see you more often.

In Heave there is no BEERR, that's why we drink it here. hee hee.

Come visit me, Jetta.

08/20/2014 12:57.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Snowflake
Glad you liked your gifts and the shower. It sure was fun. I'm so sorry to hear that your mom was ill. Take care of her, make sure she stays cool and relaxes.
We had rain in the morning and then a heat wave in the afternoon ...72 degrees with a little sun!!! Not much else new ... I did have a nice shower tonight.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

08/19/2014 10:42.26 PM Report This Comment  
12345678910...
Page 1 of 2   Previous | Next
Top Products
d
BirdChannel Home | Bird Breeders | Bird Species | Related Links | BirdChannel Editors and Contributors
DOGS | CATS | FISH | HORSE | REPTILE | SMALL ANIMALS | HOBBY FARMS
                       | Birds USA |  
Disclaimer: The posts and threads recorded in our message boards do not reflect the opinions of nor are endorsed by I-5 Publishing, LLC nor any of its employees. We are not responsible for the content of these posts and threads.
Copyright ©  I-5 Publishing, LLC. All rights reserved.
Our Privacy Policy has changed. Your California Privacy Right/Privacy Policy
Advertise With Us  |  SiteMap  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Use  |  Community Guidelines | Bird eClub Terms
BirdChannel Newsletter Signup | Link to Us | About Us | More Great I-5 Sites
Gold Standard

*Content generated by our loyal visitors, which includes comments and club postings, is free of constraints from our editors’ red pens, and therefore not governed by I-5 Publishing, LLC’s Gold Standard Quality Content, but instead allowed to follow the free form expression necessary for quick, inspired and spontaneous communication.

Become a fan of BirdChannel on Facebook Follow BirdChannel on Twitter
Get social and connect with BirdChannel.



Hi my name's Flitzer

Visit the Photo Gallery to
cast your vote!
Information on over 200 critter species