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I was looking for a Macaw & decided to get one that needed a good home. I saw an ad in the paper, went to see her,& brought her home that day 16 years ago!
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Hi! My name is TiaMaria

I am a Military Macaw from GREENSBURG, PA.

Mommy baby, Bub or Bubby. I picked these names myself!
My hatchday is 1/31/96.

18 years old   F

Military Macaw

Pistachios, pizza, "sketties", & lollipops.

On her perch, my cane or strolling around the floor, or Mom's shoulder or head.

Doesn't like to be in her cage & doesn't like that our 2 1/2 yr Dachshund thinks she's the boss of her.
NEVER touch my tail feathers!!!

My Mom spends lots of time with me. We play, dance & sing & just enjoy sitting together & cuddling.

Barks at my dogs, loves to sing loudly & off key to Pink Floyd. I LOVE to give kisses!!!.

I'm the boss!
If I visit u, I V4U!
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  Day 18--Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Hello everybirdie, Angel Girl here with today's BOTM post. It was so eggciting to see the whales so up close and personal. The majestic giants were happy to show-off their talents, leaping, and blowing for us as we paddled among them heading for our new campsite at Cape Breton National Park. I wish to take a moment to thank everyone for their their daily votes and support in my quest for the throne. Sharing this adventure with all my friends is making it a special memory for me.
After paddling along the coast we finally arrived at Cheticamp, on the edge of Park. Here we were reunited with our horses, and were able to pick up a few needed supplies that my frothers Jesse and Amanda, being boys, forgot to include in our packs. The park is located in the northern end of the island and covers one-third of the Cabot Trail. It passes through the park featuring spectacular ocean and mountain views. The park is well known for its "steep cliffs and deep river canyons that carve into a forested plateau bordering the Atlantic Ocean" The park was the first National Park in the Atlantic provinces of Canada and covers an area of 948 km². It is one of 42 in Canada's system of national parks. It is known worldwide as the place where singer Taylor Mitchell died after being fatally attacked by coyotes, the only adult human fatality from coyotes in history.
At the western entrance of the park is the Acadian village of Chéticamp on the Gulf of Saint Lawrence . On the eastern side of the park are the beaches at Ingonish on the Atlantic Ocean. In between are mountains, valleys, forests, waterfalls, rocky coastlines and a tundra-like plateau known as the Cape Breton Highlands. Park wildlife includes moose, black bears, coyotes, and Bald Eagles. The park provides habitat for the uncommon Bicknell's Thrush and Gaspe' Shrew. The first nest records of Boreal Owls for Nova Scotia were found in the south west corner of this park.
" Lalo, come on, you have enough souvenirs" Jenny-Lynn says, wings on her hips as she keeps an eye on her fister in the gift shop in Cheticamp.
"What's this Acadian thing?" Gus asks Hulk, "reading a sign mounted in town square
"Acadians are of mixed decent, French and other races. They came here from Louisiana"
"So we can get some Cajun cookin here? Let's go get something to eat!" Gus replies happily
"Wait for us" Susan and Snowy yell as they weave through the crowd of horses and riders." can't pass on a greyt meal"
Angel Girl continues to check their supplies list preparing to head to their next camp site.."Oh we need more eggs and oatmeal." She gives the list to Sky who heads off to gather all they need from the store near by.
"This place is beautiful" SamIam comments, looking out over the ocean, :has a historic appeal to it."
" I have everything we need. We better ride out before it gets too dark: Sky tells Angel Girl
"Ok, let's mount up birdies, time to head into the mountains."
Angel Girl 224627

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09/18/2014 05:09.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 17--A Whale of a Good Time
Good morning everyone, Happy Humpday. Today we will finish our trip along the coast. Arrangements were made for our horses and supplies to be delivered to our newest camp site in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. It's sure been an awesome sight to see all the wild seabirds including Arctic Puffins and several Gull and Tern species. The Grey Seals were a playful surprise, however as many of us know their plight is sad as animal rights groups world-wide fight to ban the annual seal hunt. We had just set off when we were joined by a pod of playful, entertaining whales.
Spot lands eggspertly in his kayak, and waves at a whale! BonBon and Snowflake shriek and laugh as one of the whales 'blows' right next to them and they get showered!"Oh, no, we're covered in whale snot!" yells BonBon! Spot and the band of bros. laugh at them as they try to wipe off the stuff!
"That'll teach you to get too close to the whales! " says Spot.
Just then a whale comes up under Spot's kayak and dumps them into the water! The mama Whale says," it's not nice to laugh at the pretty girl birds! "
"Yes ma'am, we're sorry!" says Spot and the boys reply! He whispers to Panther," we better get out of here!"
"What an adventure! "says Panther." We could have been eaten by whales!"
Angel Girl laughs and says, "silly boys, whales don't eat birds!"
"Today we visit Cheticamp, Cape Breton, a famous Nova Scotia destination, known for it's whale sightings. The most frequent sightings are big Fin whales, dolphins, Minke whales, Humpback whales and Pilot whales. Seals and Puffins are observed on nearly every tour.
"hey look, spotted whales?" Puffin calls out, " look at the white spots"
"They are actually North Atlantic right whales which come here rarely with their calves for the summer from Florida and Georgia waters. Those white patches seen on the right whale's head are raised tissue that is actually dark in color called callosities. Whale lice or cyamids covering the callosities are what makes them appear white. " Sky explains
Little Peep and Rio stand tall to get abetter glimpse of the rare whales. Kiddo and Sweetpepper take photos of the whales as they surface close by. Pilot whales splash happily at the kayaking birdies, as they call in whale-enise to one another. " They're so cute" Kacey adds as she sketches a whale jumping out of the water on her art pad.
" These are so gentle yet so large" Mr Finnegan comments to Susan as they sit watching from their kayak.
" Until recently Whales were feared as being dangerous and aggressive, yet look, how gently they swim and play close to us." BB states as she snuggles with Sky to watch they giants of the ocean.
"Willie, did you get a good shot of that baby and her Momma?" Falco asks from across the group of kayaks bobbing softly in the calm waters.
"YEP! Mom's gonna love these pictures."
Reluctantly the group begins to paddle towards their next stop-over! Spot waves good-bye!
Angel Girl 224627

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09/17/2014 05:20.00 PM Report This Comment  
  HI Tia
Sorry for the long absence ... you know how parronts priorities can get all messed up SIGH. Dad just found out that he has been having siezures (weird). Not sure what's causing them but they now have dad on anti-siezure meds. They think thats why he has been having some memory loss and some of his other issues. Have a happy hump day. V4U. Hugs.
Love Dory

Come visit me, Captain (Cappy), Rudy, Dory & Dixie.

09/17/2014 07:05.21 AM Report This Comment  
  Day 16--Kayaking Adventures
Good morning everyone, Angel Girl here with today's post. The afternoon turned out perfect for kayaking along the coast line. We stop for lunch in a sheltered cove, where within minutes we are able to visit a nationally known Seabird nesting site. Here Terns, Gulls and other species nest noisily in the rocky cliffs and along the shoreline. As we enjoyed our lunch the sounds from the nesting birds was difficult to hear over.
"WOW, I can't believe how loud they are" Popeye yells to Chyna only inches away. The two girls laugh as neither can hear one another.
"Look" Cydney says pointing to a family of whales surfacing not far off shore. She snaps several pictures before joining Willie, Kaji, Lizzie and Cookie as they hike to the nesting grounds with the others. " Yuck!" she looks down, and sees she'd stepped in Sea Gull poop, " OH no, my new shoes!" she looks sadly at the mess. The others giggle
"Snowy!" Sky calls, come here buddy wanta show you something " a lobster" they look at the large clawed creature staring angrily back from a shallow pool of water among rocks. Let's help him back into the ocean." Sky says trying to pick the snapping Lobster." Snowy grabs a stick and lifts him up as he clamps down. " not such a nice fella are ya?" he laughs as Sky and him gently lower him into the surf.
"AHHHHHH, babies" Little Angel tells Dixie, " aren't they cute." they watch the fledglings trying to rise into the sky as clouds of white take off from the shore. " doesn't it make you just wanta have a baby to love too?" LA gets all dreamy eyed. "Maybe we can adopt a baby bird?" she smiles sweetly watching the youngsters.
Boo Boo and Cori take photos of the birds in flight, as Chipper and BonBon draw pictures in their sketchbooks. Spot and a few of the boys take off into the sky flying with the Seabirds, screaming happily with them.
"Ok, sorry everybirdie but we must move on. We have lots more to see" Angel Girl calls loudly, trying to be hear over the roar of bird voices. Reluctantly everyone says farewell to their new friends, as they head to the shore and get their kayak ready to move on. The whales continue to swim close to the shore as the group paddles off. Angel Girl shares a little history of Cape Breton as they quietly paddle along.

In 1784, Britain split the colony of Nova Scotia into three separate colonies: New Brunswick, Cape Breton Island, and present-day peninsular Nova Scotia, in addition to the adjacent colonies of St. John's Island (renamed Prince Edward Island in 1798) and Newfoundland. The colony of Cape Breton Island had its capital at Sydney on its namesake harbor fronting on Spanish Bay and the Cabot Strait. Its first Lieutenant-Governor was Joseph Frederick Wallet DesBarres (1784–1787) and his successor was William Macarmick (1787).

Large-scale shipbuilding began in the 1790s. Shipbuilding peaked in the 1850s, marked in 1851 by the full rigged ship Lord Clarendon, the largest ever built in Cape Breton.

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09/16/2014 04:40.10 PM Report This Comment  
All is working out

Come visit me, Molly-Palmer MA summer in New England.

09/14/2014 03:56.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 14--Inverness-Eagle Eye Kayak tour-part 1
Good morning everybirdie, Angel Girl with today's first Inverness adventure. As the red sun rises over the ocean we finish our hearty breakfast of toast, scrambled eggs, bacon and fruit served up by some of our handsome boy-birds. By the time the sun is above the waters edge we are riding off to begin today's fun tour. Our destination is Eagle Eye Kayak tours. We will kayak from Inverness Harbour along the warm calm waters of the Northumberland Strait. See the rugged cliffs, waterfalls and rocky coastlines. Watch the many Bald Eagles that frequent the area. Take a break for a snack on a secluded beach and look for beach glass or fossils. We will learn to and experience the peacefulness of paddling the spectacular coast and enjoying the natural beauty of the coastline.
"Everybirdie ready?" Angel Girls calls as we turn our horses out into the paddock, with plenty of hay and water. " we are off for a five hour adventure. Make sure to bring your cameras, water bottles and let's have some serious fun" Angel Girl waves her wing and leads off towards the shoreline where the instructors are waiting.
After an in-depth discussion on paddling, safety and making certain our life-jackets are on correctly, we are assigned a Kayak, and push out to sea. "Hey that sounds so cool. Out to sea!" Angel Girl giggles happily as she tries to balance in the kayak.
"Wee, this is fun" Rio yells to Kaji and Lizzie in the Kayak. " wow, don't move too much!" he tells Miranda in another Kayak.
"Look!" Jenny-Lynn points to a distant dark shape, " a whale" she shows Lalo and Sweetie, who stares in awe as the giant mammal surfaces int he far distance.
"Eagles!" Finnegan says, watching the majestic form above, " he's beautiful"
" Tango and Susan look down into the dark water seeing small schools of fish swimming by their Kayak"
"Oh Dixie, this is soooo much fun" Little Angel smiles eggcitedly, " I love kayaking" she paddles like a pro. Sky gives her a frown, as he and BB gain their sea-legs and stop their Kayak tipping side to side.
"Touchy things aren't they" Pearl cries as Silver and Peppino try to steady their wobbling kayak.
Finally we are all ready, and begin to dip our paddles into the calm ocean water. The kayaks move silently, some steadier then others as first-time paddlers learn how to do it. Before all have mastered paddling and off we head along the coast-line.
"A moose" Pookie calls out. A huge bull raises his head from drinking, and watches the birds paddle past. Ducks and Canada Geese flock along the waters edge, swimming along beside us as we go. " WOW, Swans." a group of thirty or more white Swans honk their annoyance of our intrusion. Polly and Falco snap pictures with their cameras.
" Everybirdie" Angel Girl yells out, " Seals" the coastline area is grey with seals. Their calls filling the air loudly. Many hurriedly dive into the water, coming closes for us to take pictures. " this is amazing!" Angel Girl takes lots of photos
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09/14/2014 09:17.16 AM Report This Comment  
  HI Tia
Good to hear the good news. Hope all is going ok. Sure was scary I bet. All is ok been real busy at work so she not on the computer that much. Take care and stay in touch...Snowy and flock

Come visit me, Snowy-White Hawk Coach-Go Hawks, Toby-3/12/14..Thanks for BOTD & Veronica (Miss Ronnie)-Go Kevlar Keets.

09/13/2014 08:31.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Hiya TiaMaria
Wow I am glad everything went ok.

Wing hugs and beak kisses

Left ya a vote

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09/13/2014 08:29.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 13--Welcome to Inverness & its County
Hello everybirdie, Angel Girl here from Inverness, Cape Breton Island. Before we begin I want to ask that everybirdie continue in prayer. We have an urgent request from one of our BC family who wish to remain anonymous at this time. Their sweet baby is in critical, life & death crisis. Also our BC Queen Chuey is not feeling well, although there seems to be some improvement day so ask for continued prayers.
After a mix-up due to Chuey's need for immediate medical care, the wedding of Tiamaria Ganster to my frother Casey went on. It was to be rescheduled, sorry for the mix-up. They will be holding a reception later in the month to celebrate. Rev Spot did an awesome job of performing his very first Celtic wedding.
Now that we have relocated to Inverness ( Scottish Gaelic: Baile Inbhir Nis), a small rural community of approximately 3000 persons.

Located on the west coast of Cape Breton Island fronting the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Inverness sits astride a small coal seam which was exploited from the late 19th century to the mid-late 20th century, beginning with a mine opened by William Mackenzie and Donald Mann during the 1890s after they achieved control of the Inverness and Richmond Railway. Several more mines opened in and near Inverness during the early 20th century, but many closed following World War II with the last one closing in the early 1990s following a fire.

The community was incorporated as a town in 1904. It experienced economic hardship since large scale industrial coal mining ended; the local economy is now based mainly on fishing and tourism. Inverness Raceway was established in 1926, and harness races are held twice weekly between May and October. North America's only true links golf course, the (200-acre (0.81 km2)) Cabot Links is located on the former coal mine and overlooks beautiful sandy beaches. Inverness County is like an unspoken guardian of Cape Breton Island’s Celtic traditions. Its tiny communities are teeming with pride and a genuine way of life that has maintained Gaelic traditions throughout the years. There are many Celtic treasures and traditions waiting to be discovered in Inverness County, from its lively community dances to its well-known outdoor music concerts. The sunset side of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia seems to whisper all things Gaelic.

"WOW, this is so beautiful" Cinn-A-Bunn says taking in the panoramic view of Inverness and county. " Look at the ocean, how blue it is from up here on the mountainside." Zippy adds taking photos.

The birds take in the scene set out before them. Starting tomorrow they will be busily eggploring many interesting and fun adventures.
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09/13/2014 04:07.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 11--The Greyt Race to the finish
Hello Everybirdie, Angel Girl here with today's BOTM post. I wish to first ask that you PRAY FOR QUEEN CHUEY. She is not feeling well, and as of yet the cause is "inconclusive" however she seems to have improved slightly in the past 24 hours. ALSO A REMINDER of the wedding of Tiamaria Ganster and my frother Casey Thrift will take place tomorrow-Friday on my page at 7PM EST--all are invited to join them as they exchange their vows in true Scottish style. Reception to follow.
As we left it yesterday Miss Chipper had flown into second place behind SKY. Everybirdie is pushing themselves on this last Triathlon event. Dixie is slowing down quickly, his feet and legs begin to hurt. Little Angel looks back as she waddles at top-speed down the hill. She sees Dixie begin to limp, then finally stop a sad look crossing his handsome face. Little Angel stops, and turns back to join Dixie when outta the blue Puffin and Tango come up from behind and lift Dixie onto their shoulders, running together wings acrossed each others backs. WHAT A SHOW OF TRUE SPORTSBIRDSHIP. The trio catches up to Little Angel who is jumping and clapping in delight as she watches Dixie happily completing the course with help from his friends. She yells and cheers as they come to where she is waiting, and the four birds run together side by side down the hill and head into the stretch moving fast.
The Trio and L'il Angel quickly catch up passing the others two by two soon taking third place as Chipper Sky and the others give it their all. Suddenly Rio, Lalo, Miranda and Peppino appear among the fore-runners and the push is on. Sky stumbles over a tree root, and fights to keep his balance. Willie grabs him by the Wing stopping his head long fall. After a quick man-birdly-hug they are off once more as the finish line appears in the distance. The four-some of LA, Dixie, Puffin and Tango begin to move forward into second position. Chipper flies into first as the group of runners/fliers move together towards their goal.
With the red finish line only ten feet ahead the foursome puts their all into it and take over the lead, as the others see Dixie clapping and Conure screeching in happiness they begin to yell and clap, cheering them on. The others slow their pace as they watch in awe as Tango and Puffin carefully place Dixie onto the ground only four steps from the finish. Little Angel takes Dixie by the wing, letting his weight fall upon her, as she helps him take one, two three steps with just one left she lets Dixie step carefully forward and the crowd goes crazy with screeches, screams and bird calls, DIXIE ADLER is this years 2014 Birdathalon WINNER. Cameras flash as sports announcers push forward, microphones in hand to get an interview with the winner.
"Do you have any words for those watchin' at home?" CBC asks
"YES. I had a little help from my friends." Dixie breaks down here, tears streaming down his cheeks as his Little Angel hugs him close.
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09/11/2014 03:06.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Tia
Sophie here to thank you for the note. That is wonderful news and you know we're here for you.

Come visit me, Pimer--formerly Jack Jack, Sophie O'Too, Sidney ~~ALWAYS IN MY HEART~~6/1996-2/2013, Ipo, Shaggy--2010-2013, Oatie Odette *Thank you for the honor 11/27/13 & Punkin *My Dearest Little One--5/23/03 to 9/16/13*.

09/11/2014 07:31.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Hiya, Tia
Thanks for your note. We are having a busy week. Daddy is running around a lot, but makes sure we still get lotsa "Daddy-n-bird-time". Flitzer

Come visit me, Flitzer.

09/11/2014 04:06.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi everybirdy! Mom stopped over to see Mila yesterday...she's doing fantastic! Mom took some pics of Mila & her mom Dawn & uploaded them onto my page! Mila LOVES to have her picture taken, but she wasn't being too cooperative! As u can see in the pics, the dear little angel was glued to her new iPad, that she received as a present! Last Monday (Labor Day) Mila's family had a HUGE B-day party for her! Her birthday isn't until October (a really cool date -- 11/11/11), but everyone thought she would be in the hospital on her actual birthday like last year. Her presents filled a small room & took her over an hour to open them all! If anyone deserves to be spoiled & showered with gifts, it's dear little Mila! Her favorite gift was the iPad her grandparents got her, so while in the hosp she could play games, watch movies & shows, etc.

Mom pulled up by BC page & let Dawn read all the wonderful blogs written by my dear friends. Dawn started crying as she read. She said, "They don't even know us"! All of ur prayers, concern, kind words & well-wishes REALLY touched her heart! She made mom promise to thank each & everybirdie, she said it really means a lot to her & her precious little girl & she is very grateful to all of u for ur prayers & all ur kind words!

Monday, Dawn & Neil have an appointment with Mila's oncologist to schedule her chemo & radiation treatments. It will be a rough few months for the dear little angel.
Love & a vote

Come visit me, TiaMaria.

09/10/2014 07:34.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 10--The Greyt Race to the Finishline
Wow, what a spectacular fireworks display last evening over the ocean. After a day of dancing, playing instruments and dining on fine Scottish cuisine, a relaxing rest on the beach, as the skies filled with color was the perfect ending.
Today is the Triathlon. We're up bright and early to warm up for the Greyt Race. We'll splash in the ocean, ride our horse over rough terrain and finally fly or waddle to the finish. This evening we will continue down the Celtic Trail to Inverness, where we will spend two days exploring the area, and taking part in a wonderful, SURPRISE WEDDING. YES, a wedding. My frother MR Casey Thrift will wed his darling Tiamaria in an ocean-view outdoor ceremony, followed by a reception in the Parish courtyard of St John's Church. Everybirdie is invited to join them on this special occasion as they exchange their vows of love in true Scottish style. The ceremony will take place at 7PM EST on my page # 224627
The ocean is calm, and blue as we ride off to the starting line of today's cross country Triathlon. Pearl, and Silver have been practicing since sign up earlier in the week and are the two to watch for. Snowy, Cydney, Strawberry and TiPaul are strong splashers for the first leg of the three event competition. Sky and BB, Kiddo, Cori and Pepper have been working on their horse-birdship skills and we expect some awesome results from them. In the final leg Susan, Sweetpepper, Dixie, Little Angel, aka lightening-streak, and Raffi are rearing to show their stuff.
The whistle goes to signal the start. All the birdies are lined up as the starting pistol sounds. As a flock they run to the waters edge, wings out, water splashing far and high, they show their best efforts. Pearl dives beak first into the water, sending ripples in all directions, Casey puts his toes in and backs out, " Too cold for me" "Come' on sweetie" Tiamaria calls, splashing intot he surf fearlessly. Thoroughly soaked they wade towards the waiting horses hitched on shore. Casey is still not wet, and Tiamaria is splashing him as fast as her wings will beat.
TiPaul bolts off the ground onto Lightning as is riding towards the rocky hills at the end of the beach with Sky in hot pursuit. BB waves as she charges her horse past the group, up the hill, and starts along the Celtic trail. Sugar and Thorin are closing in fast, as Chyna and Dyna-Dancer take second position. Here comes Boo Boo on Starfire, she's pushin' into third position. Sky takes the lead and arrives at the third event start.
Sky never looks back, but is off at a fast waddle, Sugar jumps clear of Thorin and is on the run, quickly catchin' up to Sky Boy. BB stops to catch her breath as she dismounts and begins the last leg. Spot, coming to a screeching stop, jumps right over Hulk is has gotten off to a quick start. Here comes Miss Chipper, she flies over the runners heads to take second position as they begin their climb up the hillside....
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09/10/2014 06:30.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi TiaMaria
V4U today. We're so glad to hear that Mila's surgery went well and that she is feeling better. That is such happy and wonderful news. We will keep her in our prayers for a very speedy healing. From, Mayo

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09/10/2014 02:48.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Dear TiaMaria
The Lord does work in mysterious ways His wonders to perform! We have been dancing and praising Him since we heard how well the operation went! Now we are going to pray for the Lord to send that devil of cancer packing straight back to H--l where it came from and leave our little hooman alone!
Luv, Pastor Spot and BonBon and mama Rea♥

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09/09/2014 06:21.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Tia
Jasper here... What a pretty little girl Mila is. Those are mom's words. What do I know. mom has one of those iPads too but we are not allowed near it. We pray Mila's cancer will not come back again. She is too young for something like that.

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09/09/2014 05:54.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 9--Music to my ears??
Hello everybirdie, Angel Girl here with today's BOTM post. I's been a wonderful, albeit loud day here in Port Hood as some of our talented friends have given their all to learning to play the bagpipes. Miss Lizzie certainly is the best, but my own frother Mr. Sky is mighty good too. No wonder he's such a wind-bag"
"Hey, now SKY was that nice?" Angel Girl glares at him, scowling after her frother swatted her on the shoulder.
"I am not a "wind-bag" now am I sweetheart?" Sky asks BB, who is grinning widely, trying to look innocent as possible.
"Ah, come on Sky, I was only teasing you." Angel Girl says masking her delight in getting one on her frother at long last.
"Listen to this" Polly says taking a deep breath and blowing through the mouth part of the blow pipe as hard as possible. " eeeeeeettttteeeeeekkkkkkwhyatie"
"Hey that's really cool Polly" Silver says holding his wings over his ear holes
"My turn" Spot says taking a b ig breath and puffing out his checks like a hamster. " wwwwykrjfjsdbs" Spot frowns at his bagpipe, then laughs, ready to try again.
"Hey, that's greyt Sky" Angel Girl says in a whisper to Kacey and Mikey, told ya he was a wind bag." Sky shoots her a hotty look and rolls his eyes at his fister.
"ME, ME, Me!" Little Angel yells, as she gets ready to play. She takes a deep breath, then suddenly she swallowed the air in her mouth. " BURPPPPPP!" she giggles as the sound escapes her beak, " now I'm ready." she tries once more. Music comes softly out of the bagpipe, and rises in volumne. Finishing LA grins happily as she kisses Dixie next to her.
Gus picks up his blow pipe, takes a breath and begins to play "Danny Boy" like a pro. Everybirdie stops tolisten as he continues to play. Kaji joins him, followed by Miss Lizzie. They play the song perfectly. Every birdie claps as it comes to a close.
"You guys are awesome" Angel Girl says, " You should go on the road"
Willie, Hulk, Jenny-lynn and Peppino pick up their drum sticks and begin to hit their snare drums, marching back and forth like true Scotsmen.
After a day filled with music and dancing everybirdie is happy to head down to the beach for the Fireworks over the ocean. Tomorrow the triathlon takes places."Has anybirdie seen Tiamaria and Casey? They disappeared towards the Chapel this morning?" Finnegan asks
Angel Girl 224627

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09/09/2014 04:55.59 PM Report This Comment  
  HI Tia
So glad to hear the good news:)



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09/09/2014 04:22.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Tia Maria
What amazing news about little Mila. Truly shows the power of prayer. I know the BC prayer circle will keep her in our hearts.


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09/09/2014 02:57.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Wonderful News!
So glad to hear the great news about Mila. We will keep her in our thoughts and prayers.

Riley & Dorian

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09/09/2014 11:10.01 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi TiaMaria
Thank you for the update. What a great way to start our day when we read the inspiring update. It truly is a miracle. We are so happy to hear the positive news and all the things she is able to do already. We will, of course, still keep her and her family in our thoughts and prayers. Prayer really does work.

Lots of love and prayers,
Kahlua (and Tango)

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09/09/2014 10:44.13 AM Report This Comment  
  H Tia & mom, what great news, from Jenny & dad
...we got big time rain and lots of thunder and lighting last night, but we live high on the Rock Island Hill area, so we do not worry about flash flooding, like some of those folks in Arizona, NC, and a few other unfortunate places! Dad was up two hours early and is now running two hours behind schedule, go figure, maybe if he could move a little faster! He spent much of yesterday stripping bark off of fresh Maple branches, they are really nice when new and fresh! The big dunce managed to cut himself twice, with his razor sharp hunting knife, back to Boy Scouts 101 for him! Have a great ToosDay dear friend, and give my love to all in your sweet home...

Love always from Jenny & the Dallas family

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09/09/2014 09:23.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Tia
Thanks for the update. We'll keep praying.

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09/09/2014 09:02.24 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi TiaMaria,

How are you, Girlfriend? It's Oz. Mom was so happy to hear about little Mila & she will continue to pray for her. How's your Mommy doing? Is she settled in her new place, yet? Hope all is well. I can't believe my Sister, Cheyenne is marrying Jedi & my Brother, Apache is marrying his Sister, Snowflake in less then 2 weeks. It's going to be at the Castle on Sat. Sept. 20th and Everybirdies is invited. I hope to see you and Casey there and you better have your dancing shoes on, Girlfriend because you know how much I love to DANCE! Here's a vote for you, TiaMaria. Bye for now.

Love & Winghugs,
Oz (Your Pink Friend)

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09/09/2014 08:42.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Tia
It's Popeye.
That is truly fantastic! What wonderful news. We will continue to pray.


09/09/2014 08:13.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Tia
Thanks for sharing that good news about Mila. We are so glad she is doing well.
Today Lena is coming over to visit with mom, and I think mom will take her to lunch. Then mom has a few errands, before coming home to clean our cages and pick up clutter. Tomorrow is our cleaning lady's day here, and mom doesn't like for her to spend her time cleaning up the clutter in the house. It's funny to me, cleaning before the cleaning woman gets here!
I hope you are having a fun day, getting lots of sunshine and scritches. Hugs, Falco

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09/09/2014 08:12.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Tia!
Oh what wonderful news! Mila is indeed a special little lady. We do believe in miracles! We will continuer to pray for Mila that she can make a complete recovery!
Much love,
Raffikki and momma Erin

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09/09/2014 05:59.21 AM Report This Comment  
Hi Tia, There was just no other way to start this message, but to sing praises to Him who is able to do much more than we ask. All the glory belongs to Him through His Son Jesus Christ! We prayed for a miracle and that's what we got. Hallejuah! I just don't know what else to say. I am so grateful for little Mila's sake and her parrents. God bless you for requesting prayer for this little one.
In His Love, Finnegan and BirdMama♥

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09/09/2014 05:29.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Tia
What awesome news about lil Mila! So wonderful that second tumor wasn't all tangled in the nerves and was able to remove all of it so that hopefully the chemo and radiation will curtail any reoccurance.

We shall certainly keep our wings crossed for her. Know that there's a long road of treatment and recovery ahead but hopefully she can also spend time just being a kid.

Have a great day, wing hugs, beak kisses and a vote, Pearl and Silver.

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09/09/2014 05:03.25 AM Report This Comment  
  miracles happen every day !
continued prayers for Mila !

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09/09/2014 02:11.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi tia
I'd really like to THANK every birdie that made this Bird Of the Day possible for me. You are all kinder than words can describe. THANK YOU!

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09/09/2014 12:28.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Tia Maria
So happy to hear that Mila is doing better. We will keep the prayers coming. Keep us posted.
Another wrong weather report for today. It was sunny but not beach warm. So, the parronts ran errands. Dad's pkup went in for repair. Mom hopes it will be ready early so they can get some beach time (if it's warm) before dad's golf. I have my swimsuit, flip flops and sunblock ready, just in case.

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09/08/2014 10:36.38 PM Report This Comment  



09/08/2014 07:38.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Tiamaria
and awesome Momma Sandy! Oh such wonderful and amazing news on little Mila!Mom put her name in our special intentions book in church when she went on Saturday for a week of extra prayers and Mom will continue to put her name in until they find she's in remission or full recovery!Please keep up posted on her progress and know that our prayers for her are non stop!
Loving you always and forever,Dixie and Momma Rose too!

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09/08/2014 07:19.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Miss Tia!
Oh! OH! Hearing about MIla's surgery, and what they found--one could not have asked for a more perfect situation. That large tumor was encapsulated by scar tissue! It literally brought tears to Mom's and my eyes, too. Someone so young with such a serious illness breaks Mom's heart (mine too). Prayer has some power, doesn't it? And we won't stop praying for her, as chemo and radiation is not going to be easy, or enjoyable. She will need those prayers--but the news of the surgery and her recovery--so very sweet!

Keep us posted, okay?
Your buddy,

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09/08/2014 07:14.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Tia,
So glad that Mila is doing better. You're right, it's the power of prayer. We will continue to pray for her. Thanks for keeping us posted. Have a good night! Voted!

Your friend,

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09/08/2014 06:51.28 PM Report This Comment  
So happy to hear the wonderful news on Mila...Our prayers will continue for her.Such a brave little girl.God Bless Her..Hope you are having a nice day..Just pecked a V4U...With many birdie wing hugs to you my friend...Love, Cydney :o)

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09/08/2014 06:22.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Tia Maria
So happy that Mila is doing so well and we sure know about prayers in our family too. Thanks for letting us know how she is doing too and sending prayers to keep her going strong.
Today was another pretty day and I finally got to go out for a sunbath too. Mom washed clothes and hung them out on the line. She pulls the big curtain back and aims my condo so I can see out the window and watch her hanging the clothes. I yell really loud and mom hears me cause she looks up at the window and waves to me when she is out there and that sure makes me happy too. I wish we could have this type of weather all year round too. “You know you’re a bird person when your pockets contain more almonds then money.” Leaving a vote for you my friend… Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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09/08/2014 06:01.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 8--Chestico Festival dance lessons
Hello everybirdie; What a greyt time we had on the beach. The bikini competition was amazing, and we only had to pull three of the boys off the stage. LOL! It was so much fun getting a chance to see all the latest European styles and designs. Between the warm surf and the savory foods it has been an eggciting visit in Port Hood. Today we get our chance to watch, and try our talented talons in some Celtic dancing, and maybe even put our beaks to the bagpipes and play some Gaelic tunes. The Interpretative Celtic Music Center is open to visitors, who can try not only the bagpipes, but also their wings at being a drummer as well.
"Hey L'il Angel, what are you dressed like that for?" Angel Girl asks her fister, eying up Little Angel's new Celtic tartan kilt.
"I'm going to take Highland dancin' lessons today" L'il Angel says putting her tam on her head and looking at herself in her mirror.
"Dixie? Are you ready sweetheart?" L'il Angel yells into the tent door.
Slowly Dixie exits the tent, his face blushed red. He looks around quickly making sure the coast is clear. HE is wearing a kilt too, complete with a sash over hi shoulders. " We're taking Scottish dance lessons" It was then that Dixie saw that many of the other birds were sporting kilts in various Tartans ( Clan colors).
"See, we all are had the same idea" Sky says walking past in his kilt (Feileadh-beag - pr: feela beg). Sky stands tall, and smiles. "It's birdly. It's not a dress Dixie!"
"Hi SamIAm, you off to the bagpipe lessons?" Kaji asks, reining in his horse, " That's were Lizzie Pookie and I are riding too. Com' on with us"
The birds mount up and head off to the Music center and the MacInnis Sportsplex. There is Celtic music, dancing demonstrations and more Scottish foods to try today. Tomorrow is the Triathlon. Many famous fiddle-players, Celtic musicians from as far away as Scotland, British Columbia, Canada and the USA have arrived for the days concerts, lessons and fun.
At the Celtic Music Center, Snowflake, Little Angel, Cookie and Cydney stand as the instructor Patricia Chafe shows them the first dance steps. 'Ok, one, two, three..." Little Angel takes the first two steps then suddenly making a quick turn on one foot, she trips sending Cydney falling into Snowflake. The three girls giggle as they lay on the floor in a jumbled heap at Cookie's feet. "Ok, let's try this again. Maybe you should stand over here, Little Angel" Pat says, walking her to the other side of the line. The three girls do the steps again, perfectly. Then the others join them, as the fiddles play a quick tune. The laughing birdies have lots of fun, learning to dance. After a few lessons, they sit down to watch some experienced dancers for a while. " We did greyt" Dixie says happily as he hugs LA close.
"Ok Sky and BB. You're turn" Sky leads BB in a graceful Highland Waltz. Everybirdie applauds their performance. "WE practiced!" BB says
Angel Girl 224627

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