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After mom and dad got Tango, my Citron-Crested Cockatoo sister, they wanted another parrot so they came Marc Marrone's place again. I cried and wailed and stepped over the other Greys to get them to notice me. That was it. They were sold. I knew I had them.
I could barely walk and had very few feathers except those soft fluffy down feathers. I had to come home in an aquarium tank and mom and dad hand-fed me for a few weeks.

Next came Bumbles, a Rose-Breasted Cockatoo, who was rescued from a man who couldn't bring Bumbles with him to his new condo in Florida. You can see pictures of him below, with me. He now lives with Dad. I miss him a lot but he is happy and I get to see him sometimes.

Mom strongly encourages people to get a rescue bird. So many abandoned birds need a home with someone who will give them tons of love and care. And they have so much to give in return!
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Hi! My name is Kahlua

I am a Congo African Grey from Poughkeepsie, NY.

Lu, Lu-Lu Bird, Louie, Grey-Grey (I gave myself that one), and Beautiful

10 years old   F

Congo African Grey

Sesame Rounds (but only the peanut, not the soy), anything mom eats (although I don't get everything I want), Chex cereal, cashews, pine nuts, almonds, and walnuts. I like apples and grapes and blueberries too. I try to drink the juice out of the grapes and blueberries! I would eat candy, like jelly beans or Skittles if only mom would let me. And I always know how to spot cheese. I now mom puts it on Cheeseburgers and even it it's hidden under the bun, Tango and I both know it's there so we tag team the burger. One of us flips the top off and then we both go after the cheese! I don't understand why I can't have some of those things!

I love to sit on the chair or a pillow next to mom, on her knee when she reads, under a blanket when I'm tired, my green curvy perch, and on mom's laptop while she works. Of course I like to be in the highest place I can be. I love rope swings too and spiral hanging ropes but the place where we live now doesn't hold any type of hook. The ceiling just crumbles and the rope falls down. :-(

I hate loud or unfamiliar noises and I try to hide under the table, bed, blanket, or even a pillow.

I shake my head if I don't like something -- a song, a noise, a TV show. I'll keep shaking until it stops.

I like to cuddle on mom's chest at a certain time of night and will intentionally try to disrupt any activity she's doing if it gets too late.

I hate to see myself on video shake my head "no" to tell mom to turn it off.

Also I will not do stuff in front of the camera. I will stop whatever I'm doing. Mom has to hide the camera to get me on video.

I don't like the words "bye" or "good-bye". I refuse to say them or acknowledge them if someone says them to me. When mom goes out and I have to go to my cage, I go on one of my perches and I sulk. I won't play or do anything until mom comes back home.

I am not happy that mom and dad are not together anymore. Dad has my old friend, Bumbles, the Rose-Breasted Cockatoo you see in my photos, and the Budgies. We call them "The Littles". Bumbles was (and is) my partner in crime. He was adopted by mom and dad and he got in lots of trouble all the time. He used to teach me all these bad habits!


Mom acts silly. She sings and dances with me.
She buys me my favorite treats and cuddles with me -- on my own terms.

She teaches me cool words and phrases and songs. I pick up my own as well. I decide which words, phrases, sentences, sounds, and noises I like.

Mom bought fish and I love to watch them swim when she isn't home -- and even when she is. But don't worry. I can't get to them.

She laughs at me and lets
me watch my favorite TV shows.

She knows I don't like my head rubbed all the the time so she shakes my hand and gives me high-fives. She also taught me lots of tricks that I LOVE to do!

She lets me "help" her around the house. She tells me how much she loves me -- all the time! I tell her, "I love you."


I love to bite my nails. I also like to bite on fabric. I don't eat it but just throw the little pieces all over the place.

I shake my head from side to side before I eat a piece of food.

I want you to rub my head but then I pull away.

I have to be with mom all the time, but don't want to be cuddled or have my head rubbed all the time. I just want to sit close or have her nearby where I can see her. I also have to be with mom anywhere she goes in the house -- not because I don't want to be alone but because I want to know what's going on.

I know when mom is about to cry and I make the same crying noises too. Now that I'm getting older, I can tell if she's sad even if she doesn't cry and I make the crying noise at that time too.

I laugh and cry while watching TV shows before the audience even gets a chance to laugh.

I love Judge Judy and will do the intro song to Judge Judy at 4pm if mom doesn't have it on when she's home. Mom thinks I probably do it even when she isn't here!

I'll also do the PC Richard Jingle a lot -- especially at 4PM or at night because they used to sponsor that "Time and "Temperature" message that came on right before Judge Judy. I do that jingle if mom asks me to do it.

I used to do the Jeopardy jingle at exactly 7pm when mom used to watch that.

I like to "help" feed the fish mom got. If she doesn't feed them at the right time, I go to the end of the bed and bop my head "yes" and call to mom to remind her it's time.

I love to imitate the noise they use to bleep out bad words on TV programs.

I hate pooping in my cage. I will hold it in all night until I get up and out of my cage in the morning. During the day, I like to go in Tango's cage. Why mess up my cage?

Sometimes, when I see a picture of my old friend, Bumbles, or if he comes to see me, which is not often, I often start doing all those things I'm not supposed to do that Bumbles taught me and does when he visits.
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I'm a cool grey! (I taught myself that phrase.).

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  Hello Kahlua~
I hope you are having a great day! We are having a little Puppy Bowl party. Don't really care about the Super Bowl. We just hope it's a fun game and that everyone has a great time.
Mom has been filing the papers we sorted out this week. That is one big job done. Now she just has to make sure everyone keeps up with filing! There is a big box of papers for dad to go through when he gets home. I'm sure he will just love doing it!
Mom has 2 more nights so we are going to enjoy them! Jennifer is home and she is watching Agents of Shield. We have seen them but she hasn't. I don't mind seeing them again.
I hope you have a great day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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02/07/2016 04:15.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kahlua~
I hope the day was great! I took a shower today and it felt good. I had been feeding McKenzie some of my treats and then decided that we both needed to get cleaned up! She started barking at me when I dumped the water on her so I know she really enjoyed it! She got toweled off and I just air dried!
Mom took Jennifer down to visit her dad this morning so I got some quiet time! I got another piece of my hatchday cake after lunch. It was lovely.
The rest of the day was spent chasing puppy and trying to get chores done. We are now going to relax and get my notes done and perhaps watch a movie. It is very rare for mom to have a Saturday night off so we are going to make the most of it!
I hope your evening is just wonderful!
Love, hugs and a vote~ Sugar ♥

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02/06/2016 06:36.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kahlua~
I hope your day was fabulous! I had a pretty good one. I helped mom go through more papers today! Mom found tax returns from before she was married!!! She has been married for nearly 34 years!hahahahahaha Ian said it was pretty impressive. Mom said it was really bad of her to hang on to stuff that old! It's all shredded and gone now. We do know that McKenzie will bark at the paper shredder! Mom brought her over to it so she knows it's not a scary thing.
Mom made a trip over to the Goodwill and deposited a bunch of stuff! She is very pleased that we got rid of so much stuff! There were things mom didn't even know we had and hopefully someone else will be happy to have them!
Ian took mom to Chipotles for lunch. She loves having salads there. The manager gave them drinks and chips for free since they come in there so often. That was so nice of him!! They have had a lot of bad press lately but mom have never had a bad experience there.
Mom checked her schedule for next week and she is not scheduled until Tuesday night! That means extra days of vacation for her! YAY!! Don't know if that will be the case but it's nice if it is!
I hope you enjoy your evening! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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02/03/2016 06:52.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kahlua~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It was busy around here. We are still going on with the spring cleaning and the back of the car is now filled with stuff for the Goodwill. Mom will have to drop that stuff off tomorrow so she can put more in there. McKenzie is in the back seat so anything we put there would be chewed up by the time mom got to Goodwill!
The kitchen and the dining room are done and now mom is working on her room. It's slow going since she can only do it when the puppy is taking a nap or at night when she is in her crate. McKenzie is a very curious girl and wants to see everything!
Dad is in Utah and says the weather is nasty. He he one of 28 trucks who are hauling the equipment for a show called Marvel Universe Live. It's got Spiderman and my favorite, Captain America. It's coming to Seattle after Utah but I don't think dad will be hauling the stuff again.
I hope you have a lovely evening! Leaving a vote and a hug too!
With Love ~ Sugar ♥

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02/01/2016 07:26.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kahlua~
I hope you are having a fun day! McKenzie is napping at the moment so I have a chance to get a note out! Who knew that our entire lives would be taken over by one little puppy?? I feel just awful when I can't get by to say hello but there are times when it's non stop around here. I think the puppy is trying to set a new worlds record for destruction of furniture! It is not going over well with mom!hehehehe
Mom is helping with the toy clearance at work. It's that time of year again! Actually they are about 2 weeks early with it this year. Soon all the pool toys will be out and people will be walking by dreaming of warmer weather and lots of sunshine.hehehehehe HECK! Easter will be here before you know it! Well, it will be in the stores before you know it. We have always enjoyed winter but this year we can't wait for Spring and some sunshine and long walks around the lake. It makes for a sleepy puppy and more time for me on BC!
I sure hope you have a wonderful day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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01/25/2016 12:24.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kahlua~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It's been okay here so far but it's just starting!hahahahahaha
Gloomy day but I can't complain since so many places are having very cold temps.
Mom is getting some laundry done and we just had snack time. I had my apple and a couple of almonds, Merlin had some of the Greenie treats and McKenzie had a Blue Dog bakery cookie. Mom says it's like a daycare around here!!
McKenzie was in a very chewy mood this morning and tried to chew on the legs of the coffee table. Mom redirected her to a toy but that didn't last long. She then tried to chew the lever on the bottom of the computer desk chair! She is tenacious! Right now she is trying to kill her stuffed reindeer toy.
You enjoy your day! Leaving a vote and a big hug too!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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01/19/2016 12:39.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kahlua~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! We are doing laundry and mom has been cleaning out the kitchen. She is giving her Kitchen Aid mixer to a friend at work. Mom has had it for 8 years and used it once! It sure did free up a lot of space in the pantry!
We have to clean out George and Gracie's tank and mom wants to clean the rug in the hallway. McKenzie barks at the vacuum and the cleaner still so Ian will take her out on the balcony while mom does that. She seems to like it out there. She sits in on of the chairs and watches the world go by!
I hope your Saturday is just wonderful! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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01/16/2016 11:44.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kahlua~
I hope you are having a fantastic day! Mine has been pretty good. I have been on puppy duty most of the day. It sure is a hard job. Everything is taking so much longer since mom has to stop every few seconds to chase after the puppy! It takes a long time just to get a note done these days!
It's been a clear and pretty day but it was cold. We just hung out at home today and did some cleaning. There is a lot more to do since McKenzie is a bird puppy! She loves chewing paper and cardboard! Yep! Part bird!
It's our weekend but I have no idea what is planned. I hope we get to take some time and watch a movie. There's lots of new things at the Redbox.
You enjoy the rest of your day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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01/14/2016 06:37.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kahlua~
I hope you are having a great day! Nothing much going on here except for chasing the puppy around. She is taking a nap right now so it's quiet. For now I should say!
Lots of stuff to get done around but mom promised I could have BC time today! I feel awful when we run out of time and I don't get around to see how every bird is doing! Just wish I had something interesting to share!
Enjoy the day and I hope it's lots of fun!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥
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01/11/2016 12:11.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kahlua~
I hope you having a wonderful day! We are still in the midst of cleaning out the storage room. Dad has all sorts of junk in there and I do mean junk! Who needs 4 boxes of old wires and plugs???? Not mom!hehehehehehe She found plugs for things that have been gone for years!
Mom has to stop by the market later to get some bread. Only bread left in the house was the rye that Ian got for his lunches. It does not make good peanut butter toast so I had my apple first this morning.
McKenzie was sleeping in the dining room when a truck came by and put on his jake break! It makes a terrible noise and made her jump up and start barking! They are not suppose to use them in the city but they do all the time. Guess they never get caught so they keep doing it. I know she will get use to all the noises around here someday. I did and Merlin doesn't care anyway since he is a cat and thinks he is above it all!
Enjoy the day and I hope it's just perfect!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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01/07/2016 12:06.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kahlua~
I hope you had a fun day!! Mine wasn't bad. Mom took a bunch of stuff over to the Goodwill and then took McKenzie to Petco. Ian gave us a gift card for Christmas so she got to go spend it! Merlin got a lovely new food bowl since McKenzie broke his last one. McKenzie picked out some new toys. Mom tried to get her a boo boo dog which is a long stuffed dog, but she didn't want that. She picked out a reindeer that squeaks and a bear that has a rope body. They were clearance from Christmas. It's what she wanted and she has been carrying the reindeer around since she got home! She got some cookies from the cookie bar and more Science Diet puppy food. I got nothing!!!! Mom has another card to use for me but I don't really need anything right now. There was a beautiful Golden Cap Conure there. He was $650 and mom couldn't afford that! I don't think we need anymore animals around here! Mom said he was a really gorgeous bird.
McKenzie has to go to the vet on Friday. She has to get the 2nd booster shots. They only give them a tiny bit at a time. Since we don't know if she ever had shots before she came to live with us, they have to give the shot over 3 months. I wonder what she is going to think of our vet! I hope she gets to see Dr. Jennifer, my vet, cause she is awesome!
I hope you have a wonderful evening! Leaving a vote and a big hug too!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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01/06/2016 06:51.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kahlua~
I hope you are having a spectacular day! I have not gotten many notes done in the past few days. I'm sure every bird knows what has been taking up the typist time~or should I say who!!! It's like having a second job. She seems to like to get into everything! We are slowly getting her use to the schedule and she is doing great sleeping in the crate at night. Mom moved it out to the living room for the nights she is not home. She discovered the living room window and school buses yesterday. That kept her occupied for half an hour. We are working on "mom and Merlin are not chew toys" right now!
Mom has met more neighbors in the past 2 weeks than the entire 6 years we have lived here. Everyone seems to have a dog here. Not like when Mandy was out walking. McKenzie is learning to socialize with other dogs but gets so distracted that she forgets why she is out there.
We had snow on Sunday but it only lasted for the day. Just fine by me. It was slushy the next day but the roads were taken care of so the driving wasn't bad. Mom is off tonight and tomorrow night so if it wants to snow again, it can! Don't think it will though. Never snows when you want it too!
I hope you have a wonderful day! Leaving a vote and a big hug too!
love ya ~ Sugar ♥

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01/05/2016 02:47.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kahlua~
I hope you are having a fabulous 1st day of the year! Clear as a bell here but was only 20 degrees this morning!
We has a quiet evening. There were some fireworks that started around 8 pm. Mom was out walking McKenzie and there was a big boom but mom told her it was okay and just kept walking! McKenzie did not freak out! She did, however, bark loudly at a grocery store shopping cart someone left on the walkway! Mom took her over to it and let her sniff it! I guess everything is scary if you have never seen it before!
We went to bed rather early and mom put the radio on for us so we could listen to classical not booms. I know! We are a boring lot but it was nice that mom did not have to work and we could spend the evening together!
Dad was back in New Mexico on his way to Texas. He is sending mom a picture of the truck stop where he found McKenzie. It will be interesting to see where she came from.
I hope the day is perfect and I hope 2016 it the most wonderful year any of us have ever had!!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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01/01/2016 12:51.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kahlua~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! Still house cleaning going on here. I have been supervising but stopped to grab a shower. I'm feeling very fluffy now and am ready for another snack! This supervising is hard work!
Mom goes back to work tonight so we still have a few things to get done!
I wanted to come by to say hello and let everyone know that
Kaji 43005, our BOTM candidate just hit 15K!
Refreshments are laid out and ready for guest at the 10K club house. I hope you can stop by and stop by Kaji's page also!!
Enjoy the day!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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12/29/2015 12:13.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kahlua~
I hope your day was wonderful! Haven't been getting too many notes done lately! It's all the puppy's fault! She is one wild girl! Mom and dad are starting to think she will never get why they take her out so much! She is still a baby and it looks like it's going to take more time to get her to understand potty training. She is determined to make Merlin her best friend! Mom keeps telling her that cats do not play well with others!hehehehehe
Mom is off tonight and goes back on Tuesday night. That is just Monday off since she starts at 11 pm so she will have to pick another day off. It gets confusing since she starts at 11 instead of midnight. It's extra time off for her so she is just fine with it! They are having a huge storage event at the store mom works at so things have not gotten much quieter for her. It will slow down soon!
I'm not sure I mentioned this, but the reason dad went out shopping on Christmas Eve was because he got mom Seahawks License plates for Christmas! He had to wait until she was done with the car because they have to have the temporary paper on the back until the plates show up! It would have ruined the surprise if mom had seen the temporary! I think dad did good!
You enjoy your evening! Leaving a vote and a hug from me to you!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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12/27/2015 06:28.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kahlua~
Merry Christmas!! Can't believe it's already here!! I hope tomorrow is just wonderful for you!

Dad has gone off Christmas shopping. Yes! I know! It's Christmas Eve. Dad never goes shopping before Christmas Eve. He says it's his Christmas tradition. I think dad just like to put things off until the last minute!

I am starting to think that McKenzie is a bird dog!! She tried to chew the coffee table and loves to chew boxes! I swear I did not teach her any of this! It's all coming naturally so that is why I think she might be part bird! Cool!hehehehehe

Mom rented Mission Impossible and Pan from the Redbox so we will be watching those later. Mom and I are going to watch Pan since she has no interest in seeing Mission Impossible. Popcorn and a movie while we get laundry done! Great way to spend Christmas Eve!

I hope your day is perfect and that you have a great Christmas!

Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥
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12/24/2015 11:36.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kahlua~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! I'm sorry I didn't get around much yesterday. It was just a busy day with puppy duty. It is slowly getting calmer around here but I have to tell you that Merlin is just such a drama king! I think he is a bit jealous of the puppy! I just sit in my play cage and watch the two of them! As long as McKenzie does not come near my cage, we will get along just fine. I still have a cardboard wall around the bottom of my cage to keep me from biting her. We are never alone, not even for a second. If mom has to go to another room she takes McKenzie with her.
Only 2 more work nights for mom and then it's 2 days off! She wishes she could say the Christmas rush will be over then but they are having a huge sale on the 26th and then all the storage stuff happens. Once the Christmas stuff is gone, they put storage boxes and baskets up in Seasonal. The Christmas stuff will go quickly since they are marking it 75% off the day after Christmas.
I posted some pictures of McKenzie, Merlin and I in my gallery. I hope you enjoy them!
Enjoy your day too!
love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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12/21/2015 11:29.19 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kahlua~
I hope you are enjoying the day! I am toasty warm in my play cage having a snack and chatting with mom!
McKenzie did well in the crate last night. It's all wire so she can see out. Mom got her bed in there and gave her the parrot toy. She covered the back with a blanket so that the nightlight wouldn't shine on her. She fussed for a bit but then went to sleep.
Wish potty training was going as well but it hasn't even been one day yet. We did have to get the carpet cleaner out last night.
McKenzie pulled Merlin's bowl off the table and broke it. Mom will replace it with something in stainless steel. She sure did figure out what the kitchen was for pretty quickly! I'd say she is a smart dog.
Merlin does not like her very much! He already tried to whack her but mom stopped him. Mom assures me that they will get use to each other eventually.
I think she is very cute but if she comes near the cage, I will bite her. I do have to defend my cage you know! There is a big piece of cardboard wrapped around the bottom of my cage so that I can not get to her if she comes to visit!
Still cold here and is suppose to rain until Christmas!! Christmas is only 6 days away now! Seems like the time just flew by.
Have an awesome day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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12/19/2015 11:04.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kahlua~
I hope you had a great day!
She's here!! McKenzie is home! Oh my goodness! She has been non-stop motion since she got home. She barked at me and tried to stick her nose in my play cage and then started barking at Merlin. Merlin ran off to hide in the bedroom. I climbed down to give her a bite! Mom is going to wrap cardboard around the bottom of my play cage so that there are not accidents.
Mom has not sat down since McKenzie got here! Should have seen mom try to eat lunch!hahahaha McKenzie would trot over to my cage and mom would go get her. McKenzie would sit on her bed for a little while and then trot back over! I think she is in awe of me!!
Mom and Dad had to go down to Petsmart to pick up a crate. If they don't lock her up tonight no one is going to get any sleep!
She grabbed the turtle food and took off with that and then grabbed the box of turtle filters. She found Merlin's rope and was trying to chew that up! I think I will be saying
"McKenzie No" very soon!hahahahaha This should all be very interesting!
Star Wars was good and they enjoyed it. Next one won't be out for a year and a half. Ian and Jennifer already want to go see it again.
I hope your day was awesome!! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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12/18/2015 07:47.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kahlua~
I hope you are having a wonderful day!
I am sorry for not getting around much the last few days. I am not sure who I have told and who I have missed, but the puppy is coming home with dad. She is about 6 months old and the vet said she had been out longer than just 3 days. Probably dumped by a truck driver since she was at a truck stop. Dad can attest to the fact that having a puppy in a truck is not a good idea!
She has mange and anemia. The mange is not the contagious kind so Merlin and I will be fine. She is taking meds for it and it will be gone in about 3 weeks. We are preparing for her to come home tomorrow. We named her McKenzie. Have not had a puppy for a long time so we are trying to puppy proof the place. Not easy since we don't really know what she is going to try to get into. Mom made a wall out of a cardboard box and put it around the computer so she can't get to any of those cords. She will be supervised all the time so there will not be any disasters.
She and dad are in central Oregon right now and dad told mom McKenzie is just fascinated with all the trees. If she likes trees then she came to the right place to live!
Star Wars premier tonight! I'll be in solitary until they get back! Mom added another toy and she'll be sure that I have plenty of snacks.
Enjoy the day and I do hope it's spectacular!
love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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12/17/2015 02:53.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kahlua~
I hope you are having a great day! I am so sorry I didn't get by this weekend. Mom took Jennifer down to her dads house and then picked her up yesterday! It was slow going with all the rain! Sun is out today! Almost forgot what that looked like!
Dad is in Gallup where it was 29 degrees this morning. When dad went into the truck stop to get some coffee he found a dog shivering by the door! The people at the truck stop said it had been there for 3 days! People were feeding her Subway sandwiches! Dad picked her up and put her in the truck where is was nice and warm. He gave her some lunch meat because that is all he had that was suitable for a dog. She drank 3 bowls of water and then curled up on the passenger seat and went to sleep! Dad located a vet because she has a cut on her jaw and dad said it looked infected. She is at the vet now. They told dad to call back around 2:30 central time since both the vets were in surgery. They are going to scan her for a microchip also but dad doesn't think she'll have one. Don't know if she was dumped or got lost but she'll be okay now. Dad was going to look for a shelter, which turns out to be right next door to the vet, but mom told him not to be crazy! Just bring her home! Animals that were meant to be part of our family always seem to find us! We are just praying she is healthy! Her picture is in my gallery.
Oh! Dad found a horse on the side of the road too but he called the police to handle that! Guess it wouldn't fit in the truck!hahahahahaha Ian said that people in Gallup don't seem to be able to take care of their animals! The horse just got outside the fence somehow but dad was afraid it would get hit by a car. They got the owner and the horse is safely home now!
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love you ~ Sugar ♥

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12/14/2015 12:04.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kahlua~
I hope you are having a great day. Bit of a break in the rain right now! The gardeners are here but lets get real! Everything is too soggy to mow so they are using the blower thingy to clean up which is silly since the maintenance guy sweep the whole place every morning. I think they should just walk next door to Starbucks and relax and have some coffee. Being a gardener is a very hard job!
The lights are on the tree and a couple of my Hello Kitty ornament are at the top. Merlin went over to check out the lights but then left to get some treats. Food works every time with that cat!
I'm sitting here on moms shoulder keeping an eye on that tree. She took me over to it so I could see my Hello Kitty ornaments but I didn't want to get too close. A bird can never be too careful you know.
I hope you have a fantastic day! Leaving a vote and a big hug too!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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12/11/2015 12:11.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kahlua~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! Mom finished up the Christmas cards yesterday which is why I did not get a chance to get notes out! I'm not allowed to touch them so I don't see what good they are! I do get to look at them but I'm sure ripping it a bit would be much more fun!
Still raining here. Not really unusual for this time of the year but we are just getting bigger rain storms this year. The wind is back too! It might be time to see if I can figure out how to build and ark!hehehehehe Nope! We are on the second floor and there is a moat around the buildings so not much chance of flooding here. Driving is a challenge. There are "Water over the roadway" signs everywhere. It doesn't seem to make everyone slow down though. Mom had been hit with a wave a couple of times now. She doesn't drive crazy so she has been just fine.
The tree is still sitting there naked as can be! Perhaps mom will get the lights on it today. Once Merlin figured out there was no food on it, he has ignored it. We'll see how it goes with lights on it. I imagine the ornaments are going to be the real test. Cats are such a bother!
Enjoy the day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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12/10/2015 11:46.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kahlua~
I hope you had a great day! It's really, really wet up here! Guess we are breaking records for it being dark and wet!
Mom did a bit of shopping today. She went to get the oil changed too. Jennifer got off early so mom went to get her and then they went to the Mexican place up the street. Ian and mom are both off tonight so it was a good time for them to go out for dinner! Mom had veggie frajitas and they were so good! She brought back some chips so I could have one!!
We put the tree up but it's not decorated. The lights are not even on it! We have to let Merlin get use to it for a while. He is very interested in it but has gone back to take a nap on the sofa. I think when the ornaments are on it he will probably knock them all off! It should be an interesting season!hahahahaha
Have a great night!! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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12/08/2015 06:35.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kahlua~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! Still stormy here. Lots and lots of wind! Mom had to play dodge the tree branches on the way to work last night!
Mom is off tonight and tomorrow night so I am very happy! I don't know if we have anything planned but I'm sure I can come up with something!
I think mom is going to put the tree up finally. It is going to be very interesting to see how Merlin reacts to it. He's never been around a Christmas tree yet. I think there is going to be a lot of cleaning up to do!!
I hope the day is just wonderful! Leaving a vote and a big hug just for you!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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12/07/2015 05:06.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kahlua~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! Dark, wet and windy here! Know what it's going to be for the next week? Ditto! It's the rainy season! I don't expect anything different this time of the year!
Mom just got back from dropping Jennifer off at her dads house. I don't know if they have any plans but she didn't go last week so his house is probably pretty messy at this point!hehehehehe Jennifer will get it straight again! I think he is going to go to Florida around the 20th and spend Christmas there so Jennifer and her sisters are going to have Christmas on January 3rd when he gets back. More than one Christmas sounds like a good plan to me!
Not much else going on around here today! I'm just gonna munch and play while mom gets my notes done!
You enjoy your day!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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12/05/2015 12:34.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kahlua~
I hope you are having a great day! Kind of stormy around here today but I do live in Washington!hahahahahaha
Sorry for the short note today but mom's carpal tunnel thingy is hurting today! She has to remember to do more with her left hand so she doesn't wear out the right one! It hasn't hurt for a really long time but she's been slacking with the exercise and now she is paying for it!
Nothing very interesting going on around here today anyway. We did get a notice on the door telling us that the water/sewer/trash is going up $17.50 a month. They say it's due to a change in the economy! Who's economy???hehehehehe It's the one part of living here that mom hates. The water is not metered so they do it by your square footage. We have 3 bedrooms so no matter how much we conserve, and we do conserve, it depends on how much the other 350 apartment use! It's still a nice place and they are pet friendly so that sort of makes up for it!
Enjoy the day!!!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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12/03/2015 11:44.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kahlua~
I hope you are having a fun day! Lots of cleaning going on around here. My play cage was clean when I came out of the night cage this morning! I decided to take a shower while mom was cleaning out the turtle tank! It just seemed like the proper thing to do since everything is being cleaned! I need to be clean too!
Mom had to turn the fireplace back on until I dry off. Merlin plopped his big furry self right in front of it and is sleeping there. I know that there is no way that cat is cold! Mom never lets the house get below 70 and with all that fur, he just can't be cold. Must be some strange cat thing!
Mom got the Christmas cards out and she bought the stamps last month. Now she just needs to get going on them! I will be here to supervise and rip up anything she needs to get rid of! Mom knows what a blessing it is to have a bird who loves to help out!
I am very happy that Kaji is on board with the BOTM! I think we all need something good to focus on since there are so many bad things going on with our BC family right now! Kaji should have been to the castle a long time ago and having him as our first BOTM for 2016 will be excellent!
Enjoy the day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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12/02/2015 12:19.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kahlua~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It was a better day today but we still have Kallie on our minds! It is going to take a while to feel normal again.
Falco came up with a great idea for BOTM. Kaji 43005 has been on BC for a very long time and has never been BOTM. I think it's time we get him that crown. It would not be right to expect his mom to blog so I hope I can count on you to go by everyday and leave a vote! His avatar is posted on the calendar page to make it easy to get to his page!
Mom went to the market this afternoon. She just went to the one across the street so she wasn't gone for long. When she came back we watched Inside Out. I liked it. It made me giggle! Yesterday we watched San Andreas! Not a great story but lots of action!
We are under another winter storm watch. We had a tiny bit of snow yesterday morning but it went away quickly. Dad is heading to Denver and it's 50 and sunny there!! Lucky guy!!
Enjoy your evening! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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12/01/2015 05:16.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kahlua~
I hope you are having a wonderful day!
Mom had to be in at 9 pm last night since the store opened at 5 am. Ian didn't start until 10 so he had mom drop him off at the mall. Toys R Us is at the back of the mall. The Mall opened at 6 pm. It was crazy! No parking spots to be had!!! It's a pretty big mall too. Mom couldn't believe it! Ian told her this morning that most of the stores were open and the food court was too!
Mom was running all night getting everything signed and ready for the shoppers. There were a bunch of them too right at 5 am. Everyone was in a good mood and having fun. Some were even dressed up in ugly Christmas sweaters and crazy looking headbands! They were really in to it! Mom and Ian are both thankful that is it over for another year!
Dad spent Thanksgiving in Phoenix. He went to a place called Cracker Barrel. He enjoyed it! He is off to Oklahoma City now!
Mom is pretty wiped out so it will be an early day for us! I don't mind. I'm just glad she is home! Ian bought her a copy of the Polar Express when he was at the mall last night so we watched it this morning. It's one of moms favorite movies! I thought it was pretty good!
I hope your day is wonderful! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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11/27/2015 01:48.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kahlua~
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you are enjoying the day!
We are having a quiet day since mom and Ian are working again tonight.
Lots of people were at mom's store bright and early to shop and tomorrow will probably bring in even bigger crowds. Many people were buying Christmas decorations this morning. One guy had an entire cart filled with Christmas lights! I want to see his place!hehehehehehe No! I want to see his January electric bill!hahahahaha Mom bought a doormat! Is she boring or what???
Enjoy your Thanksgiving! I am always thankful for your friendship!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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11/26/2015 11:45.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kahlua~
I hope you are having the most awesome day! It's beautiful here but it's cold! They put the Christmas flags up in front of the complex today so it must be the beginning of the Christmas season!hehehehehehe They are beautiful red, green and white with snowmen!
Mom forgot to buy bread so she will have to walk across the street and grab a loaf. Ian will take lunch with him tonight and with all the turkey left over he and Jennifer will be making sandwiches. I got a bit more of the pie with my apple and banana this morning but it's nearly gone! Everyone really loved it!
Mom and Ian are off to the trenches tonight to get ready for Thanksgiving sales and Black Friday. They both hope it goes smoothly and that people have fun!
I hope your day is nothing but fun!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥
PS Jenny Lynn 50146 is only 5 away from 30K and Kacey 9043 is already at 15K! I've got the clubhouse set up for a little celebration so if you have time to stop by, please do so!

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11/25/2015 11:49.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kahlua~
I hope you had a wonderful day! We are cooking here today. Since mom, Ian and Jennifer will all be home tonight mom is making the Thanksgiving dinner tonight. She made the pie first so I got some of that already! It's called Razzleberry! It's raspberry and apple! I approve!hehehehehehe
The rest of the day was pretty quiet. Mom's cold is still hanging on so she took medicine today and just relaxed. She is feeling much better tonight.
I hope your evening is just wonderful! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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11/24/2015 05:48.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kahlua~
I hope you had a great day! It was pretty nice here. Dad had to leave this morning. Mom took him over to his truck and he is off to St. George Utah. He will be buying a new jacket while he's out there since his is still sitting on the sofa! Mom texted him and asked if he intended to leave it at home. He didn't! He had it in his hands when mom went to unlock the car. She never noticed that he didn't have it with him!
The rest of the day was nice and quiet. We did a few chores and then watch a documentary on the Roosevelts. It was pretty interesting.
I hope your evening is just wonderful! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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11/23/2015 05:37.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kahlua~
I hope you are having a lovely Sunday! The BAD mom did it again! Jennifer couldn't get a ride home so mom went to get her! I was in the play cage this time and dad stayed home with me. He is not as much fun as mom is but at least I had plenty of snacks and toys to play with!
Jennifer's dads house is only 35 minutes each way. Ian went with mom because he wanted to stop by Best Buy to pick up something he pre-ordered. They got back to town and to Best Buy by 10:50 but Best Buy doesn't open until 11 on Sundays! Who knew?? Anyway, she is home now and I am sitting here on her shoulder dictating my notes!
Mom's store is jam packed with stuff for the Thanksgiving sale and Black Friday. It will be interesting to see how many people show up on Black Friday at 5 am. It is not such a big deal anymore since they start the sale on Thanksgiving now. They do have half price socks for 6 hours on Black Friday and lots of people come to get them. It's something they have been doing for years
Enjoy your day! Leaving a vote and a big hug too!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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11/22/2015 12:35.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kahlua~
I hope you are having a great day! It's sunny here but was only 26 this morning! Fireplace is on and my tail feathers are warm and cozy!
The BAD mom took Jennifer down to her dads place this morning. The bad dad went with them. They stopped at the market on the way back home so she was gone longer than she should have been! I was in solitary in the night cage while Merlin was on the back of the computer chair waiting for them to come home. Ian got off at 6 am so he was sleeping. Mom said that is why I had to stay in the night cage. I am safe in there and Merlin can't get near that cage!
They got a free turkey with the groceries! They weren't even going to buy a turkey but when dad heard free he ran back and got one! Dad won't be here for Thanksgiving and mom and Ian are working so mom will just cook the turkey for them once it thaws. Mom got some lovely yams and turnips and a bunch of salad greens so that is what she will eat. There will be corn bread for me!!
I hope your day is just perfect! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love You ~ Sugar ♥

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11/21/2015 01:11.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kahlua~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! Mom and the family loved the last Hunger Games movie. They were gone for a few hours so I was in solitary in the night cage. I got to come out when they got back. Mom had to take Ian to work and then I got to sit and help with the calendar page and have a story before we went to sleep!
Today we have been doing chores and laundry. It's messy around here because dads stuff is all over. It usually like that when he is home. If we don't keep all his stuff in one place when he is home, he will forget half of it when he leaves!hehehehe
It got cold here overnight so we had the fireplace on this morning. It cleared up so it got cold. They are talking about maybe some snow next week but we hope not.
Enjoy your evening! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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11/20/2015 03:54.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kahlua~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! We are in the midst of a wind storm. I'm sitting here with mom to keep her safe. It is very noisy out there and I don't want her to get scared!!! I am hoping to get my note done and not lose power! There are already people out on the coast who did.
Mom and I are getting laundry done. She has to wash all that bedding she washed the other day because Merlin threw up on her while she was sleeping last night!! How icky is that??? It wasn't quite time for mom to get up but she had no choice after that! She got one quilt washed and put in the dryer before she left for work last night! We are doing the other one now. I think it's time we sell the cat!hahahahahaha Any buyers out there??? I suppose mom might miss him and I'm pretty sure dad would notice if he was gone!
I hope your day is absolutely fabulous!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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11/17/2015 12:23.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kahlua-
I hope you are enjoying your day! The big question up here is how much water can Western Washington hold? I think we will be answering that question very soon!hehehehehehe It's been raining a whole lot! I even saw a few people with umbrellas! No one uses umbrellas up here! Perhaps they were out of towners and didn't realize that an umbrella would let every know they are tourists!
We are under a flood watch until tomorrow. I have figured out that they call it a "watch" because watching is all you can do. Can't stop it so you just watch! I live on the second floor so I will sit by the window and watch for it!
I don't really expect to see much since mom tells me we are 4 miles from the Puyallup River.
We are waiting for moms quilt to dry and then she'll be off to sleep. I have a few new toys in the night cage so I will be occupied. I hope your day is great!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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11/14/2015 11:27.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Kahlua~
I hope you are having a great day! It's still raining, it's still windy and it's still boring around here!hehehehehe
We are getting laundry done since we didn't get it done yesterday. I'm supervising while mom does the work. It's a tough job but some bird has to do it!
We read a story about an interesting new cafe in Seattle. This one is called "Meowtropolitan". It's a cat cafe! You can take your cat for coffee! I would love to see that!! I suppose depending on the time of the day it would be very mellow, because they would all be napping, or very loud, when they all get what we call "happy feet". I am wondering if they are going to have treats especially for the cats. I know Merlin would be right up at the counter howling for a snack even if he's not hungry! The cool part of the new cafe is that they have teamed up with a local rescue and are going to house some of the cats there and get them adopted! I think that is just awesome! Perhaps a bird cafe is in order now???? Think of all that lovely noise!
I hope your day is perfect!!! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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