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mom loves the constant chatter we make and the cute things we get ourselves into

ATTENTION: New Private Bird Club Website Sign Up & Info
Hi Every birdie! Squeaky's mom is working with two web designers to build a new and improved but similar bird club for us to play on since our beloved BC will be deleting our Bird eClub sometime this year! We need your support! So start nagging your parronts so we can stay together!
Basically, the more parronts that sign up, the cheaper the initial set up fee will be and also the annual fee to join the site. For more information and to sign up to participate please visit my page 28415 and leave an email address. Or you can email my mom, Sunny, directly at our email nubinskis@aol. com. She will send you all the up to date information that has been sent so far and she can answer all your questions. She also told me to tell you that all ideas and suggestions are most welcome. She also is hoping to find some parronts that have some expertise in working with advertisers and who would volunteer to get advertisers for the site. If that happens, costs would be next to nothing or maybe even nothing for all of us to play together.
So send your parronts to my page 28415 or email us to get information, leave suggestions and to sign up!
Hugs and Love to all! Squeaky, Picabo & Scion
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Hi! My name is Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl

I am a Budgerigar from pittsburgh, PA.

paddy and piddy

7 years old   M

Budgerigar

millet, 24 herb salad, parsley, broccoli and harrisons mash

on top of the curtains, picture frames and their playstands. paddy cake also likes to admire himself in the mirror

being alone

she keeps us safe , happy and healthy

their playstand is covered in small cat toys that chirp and beep and they spend hours playing with them.

a lot of heart in a little body.

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  mom always does our blogging for us after we go to bed at night.last night while mom was playing with me before bedtime she noticed this sour smell coming from my mouth and nares. naturally mom panicked and first thought that came to her mind was sour crop which can be very dangerous. i of course was acting fine, maybe not playing as much as usual but sure wanting lots of head scritches. no loss of appetite cause mom gave me a cashew and i gobbled it right down. i did seem to be very thirsty so mom added a tiny amount of apple cider viinegar to my water and i drank quite a lot of it. mom was going to take me to the vet first thing in the morning but instead of doing our blogging she was doing research on sour crop. this morning when mom got up the sour smell had dissipated quite a bit but is still there. i am still eating and drinking and acting fine so mom will continue with the vinegar and see if the smell goes away completely.

mom had to run to the store for a few things and after coming home and bringing her packages inside she noticed 2 house wrens that seem to be tangled up in something who were making quite a ruckus. mom left her packages on the front porch and got a step stool from inside to stand on so she could reach the braanch. they had somehow gotten their legs caught in a birdhouse mom had stuffed with our doggies hair clippings from this spring. mom tried to pull the hair out with one hand while holding the birds with her other hand but she coudlnt pull the hair out. she then gently pulled the birds legs out of the hair. she doesn't know if all the hair was off the legs or if their legs were damaged but , man, did they ever fly way fast. mom then pulled out all the tightly packed doggie hair clippings from the bird house and threw it away.something else for mom to feel guilty about.

HAPPY HUMPDAY

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11/26/2014 06:37.55 PM Report This Comment  
  pilgrim cheer
Prepare to feel the heat
We will not accept defeat!

Fire it up (clap clap)
Take control (clap clap)
Domination (clap clap)
That's our goal (clap clap)

We're the best ... we can't be beat
We will never accept defeat!

When our players hit the ground
The other team is going down!

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11/25/2014 05:29.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Piddy
Welcome Braves cheerleaders!
We will be having a short practice on Tuesday night at 8pm ET on the Milonga page (165848). I hope you can make it. I will post some cheers and we will practice some moves and the pyramid.
The base will be ..... Suzi Q, Chyna, Susan ... second level ... Polly & BooBoo ... and on top, Piddy Girl. Hope to see you then. At least check up on the blogs before the game.
Thanks
Chyna, squad leader

Chyna #221660
Polly #172126
BooBoo #162724
Piddy Girl #256665
Suzi Q #204930
Susan #140207

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11/24/2014 11:04.24 PM Report This Comment  
  virus
Feel this worth passing along. With the holidays coming up, I can see where this could be a real problem.
The newest virus circulating is the UPS/Fed Ex/USPS Delivery Failure.
You will receive an e-mail from UPS, Fed Ex, or USPS along with a packet number.
It will say that they were unable to deliver a package sent to you on such-and-such a date.
It then asks you to print out the invoice copy attached.
DON'T TRY TO PRINT THIS. IT LAUNCHES THE VIRUS!
Pass this warning on to all your PC operators at work and home.
This virus has caused Millions of dollars in damage in the past few days.
Snopes confirms that it is real.

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11/24/2014 10:20.51 AM Report This Comment  
  mom gave me a bath today. she doesn't like to when the weather is cold because she is afraid i will get sick from a draft but she decided i was so grungy it would do me a lot of good. after a nice shower of warm water i got blow dried which is my favorite part. then i took a nap. mom said my feathers felt super soft tonight.

mom always puts Cori to bed first and tonight when mom took Cori downstairs i really started screaming. then mom heard another bird answering me and for a moment thought there must be another bird in the house. then she remembered Cori has a life-sized talking parrot that records noise it hears and says it all back and mom had forgotten to turn it off when she put Cori to bed.

HAPPY HUMPDAY

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11/19/2014 10:26.40 PM Report This Comment  
  when mom woke up this morning she saw a flash of red outside the bedroom window and when she checked it out a woodpecker with a red head was sitting there looking at her. mom got her car inspected today and even with rotating the tires it only cost $35 so thats not too bad. by the time mom got bcd to the house it was rely starting to get cold. there were a few squirrels rummaging around for acorns but no birds around

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11/17/2014 10:31.24 PM Report This Comment  
  well its snowing and icy outside. mom bagged 6 bags of leaves yesterday and the temperature was around 38 so it wasn't too bad. its nasty out now. somehow mom pulled a muscle packing the leaves tightly into the bags. so far tylenol is making the pain bearable.mom isn't nearly done with the leaves. she has to dig out all the leaves stuck in the shrubs on the hillside and do the back of the house. mom will leave the hillside for spring leaf cleanup.when mom woke up this morning she saw a flash of red outside the bedroom window and when she checked it out a flicker with a red head was sitting there looking at her. mom got her car inspected today and even with rotating the tires it only cost $35 so thats not too bad. by the time mom got bcd to the house it was rely starting to get cold. there were a few squirrels rummaging around for acorns but no birds around mom won't be doing any leaves for a while. right now its 13 degrees outside and the wind is really blowing so it feels like 20 below. hopefully most of the leaves will blow off the trees now. mom has one birdbath right beside the house with an electric heater in it so hopefully the birds will be able to find it. she also has an electric water bowl for everything see but hasn't plugged that in yet.

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11/17/2014 09:53.48 PM Report This Comment  
  MOM OVERSLEPT TODAY. I WAS VERY HUNGRY AND SCREAMED UNTIL SHE WOKE UP AND FED ME MY PELLETS. I WATCHED MOM SITTING AT THE TABLE TRYING TO WAKE UP BY DRINKING HER COFFEE. I HAD THE BEST IDEA. I FLEW OVER TO HER AND DROPPED ONE OF MY PELLETS ON THE NEWSPAPER FOR MOM TO EAT FOR SOME ENERGY.

HAPPY HUMPDAY

LOVE CORI

THERE IS ONE BLUEJAY THAT HAS HUNG AROUND ALL SUMMER AND IS STILL HERE. IT USED TO VISIT ME IN THE SUMMER WHEN I WAS ON THE FRONT PORCH. ITS THE ONLY BLUE JAY I HAVE EVER TALKED BACK TO. NOW MOM SWEARS ITS THE SAME BLUE JAY THAT IS SITTING IN THE HEMLOCK OUTSIDE AND YELLING TO ME THROUGH THE WINDOW. I ALWAYS ANSWER. THIS OUTSIDE JAY HAS THE BRIGHTEST COLORED FEATHERS I HAVE EVER SEEN. HAPPY HUMPDAY

LOVE BOO BOO

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11/05/2014 09:57.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Piddy, Hello Paddy~
I hope your day was great! Your picture is so cute too! I think it's time mom started working on one for me!
Have a good night!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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11/05/2014 08:16.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Dear Paddy and Piddy
You two look adorable in your Thanksgiving outfits! Ricky Ticky Tavi was asking about ya'll! He wants to know if you can come and visit him at the KB! (I think he wants a lump of sugar like you gave him last time he saw you!Hehee!)
Luv, Spot and BonBon♥

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11/05/2014 07:33.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi P & P
my weight is now down to a 474 grams which makes mom very happy . when i did my fall molt mo was expecting all those dark feathers to leave and nice fresh green ones appear. sadly more dark feathers came instead. even when mom looked at pictures of me she took this summer she wasn't happy with the way i looked. it seems that no matter what mom tries she can't pull me out of this liver disease. on saturday since mom has been terribly upset with how my feathers look so she started adding a 1/8 teaspoon of flax to my veggie and fruit mix twice a day. she also ordered from drs foster and smith Harrisons power treat pellets which among other things are also formulated to help feather changes in birds due to illness or old age. it says birds love them. well i don't! anyway i do like the flax seed which has a nutty flavor and it seems to have given me an energy boost. i am non stop playing all evening running around, shredding, screaming biting, playing with my big black ball throwing it and having a good old time. mom says it is exhausting but she is very happy.

dad also started the doggie on a new diet that contains flaxseed apples and alfalfa that is eerily similar to to the parrot 22 herb salad and almost smells the same. the doggie is also tolerating the strong new antibiotic for her bladder infection. dads back was very bad all weekend, he couldn't lay down or get up, and so mom had to do everything for him but it is slowly starting to feel better.

on Sunday mom spent so much time doing our thanksgiving pictures she was too tired to blog for us. then on monday dad saw blood in his urine which is very scary since his bladder cancer. the doctor said they got all the cancer when the surgeon basically gutted dad during his surgery. now we are waiting for results from the lab before the doctor says anything. mom has been so upset about this that she just couldn't blog anyone on bird channel.

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11/04/2014 09:46.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Dear Piddy and Paddy
Thanks for BOTD! Here's a box of candy for you to share with your flockily!
Luv, King Spot?

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11/02/2014 11:38.32 AM Report This Comment  
  i want to wish you a HAPPY HALLOWEEN. no kids ever come to our house because we live ion a cul de sac on the top of a big hill. they stick to the new housing plan down the road where they can go from one house to the next. this year its pouring rain so all the parents are parked along the road driving the kids. when mom was a kid she would have died if her parents took her out halloweening and no one cared if it was raining or snowing out. the parents always made you wear a coat over your costume and then you would have to ditch the coat in someones yard so everyone could see your costume.

love Boo Boo

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11/01/2014 04:30.53 PM Report This Comment  
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10/30/2014 10:54.30 PM Report This Comment  
  congratulations Piddy & Paddy
Those are greyt costumes. I thought you should get noticed.
Scarecrows, right? But you look a lot like Cori & Angel, eggcept in straw. Your mom did a greyt job making them for you.
Zippy

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10/26/2014 11:49.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Piddy, Hello Paddy~
I hope you guys are having a fun day. There is a lot of work to get done around here but mom said since we have the new computer I can do my notes first!
It has a very big monitor! There was nothing wrong with the other monitor but if dad sees something bigger and better, he will usually buy it! He is a nightmare when it comes to electronic stuff! He really enjoys the stuff so mom understands! We just have to keep him away from any electronic store for a while because we really don't have any more room to store empty boxes!hehehehehe Mom says we need to keep them for a while in case we need to send something back. With as long as it took dad to build the thing, I don't think he'll want to pull any pieces out even if they do break!!!
You guys have a fantastic day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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10/25/2014 09:42.04 AM Report This Comment  
  HAPPY TGIF DAY

tonight when mom had me out for my playtime i decided to shred a egg carton. i wasn't content to just shred it on the bed. i had to drag the whole thing up on moms shoulder and shred it right by her ear. my tail was right in front of moms mouth and my body was in front of moms eye so she could only see with one eye to watch tv. she had to turn the volume up super loud so she could hear the tv over all my shredding noise periodically. i would stop shredding and grab my giant rubber ball with the bell in it and throw it at Boo Boo who sat on the cat perch watching me the whole time. i shredded the whole thing and mom was completely covered in shreddings. i was making a nest for mom and me

love Cori

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10/24/2014 10:12.11 PM Report This Comment  
  HAPPY HUMPDAY

not much going on around here today. dad took the doggie for her monthly checkup at the vet and the vet says she doesn't believe the doggie is 14 years old because dad takes such excellent care of her. even her teeth are nice and white because dad brushes them every night. dad felt like a proud papa after he left the vets office. the owl is hooting tonight outside of my window.

mom finally brought in her all her house plants today except one. thats her20 year old hibiscus tree and the pot weighs about 50 pounds. it never bloomed this summer because the deer were so diligent pruning it. as a matter of fact they ate every leaf off of it except for the one branch on the top which was too high for them to reach.

love Boo Boo

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10/22/2014 09:56.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Piddy, Hello Paddy~
I hope you are both have a great day! mom talked to her sister this morning and my budgie cousins are doing great. She bought them some rough perches because one of them had a beak problem and the rough perch will help with that. Her sister if afraid to get the beak ground down because it can be harmful to her so the vet says that the rough perches will help. I hope it works and that the poor dear doesn't have to get the beak ground down.
I hope you guys enjoy the day!
love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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10/22/2014 01:37.48 PM Report This Comment  
  mom says its almost a lost cause keeping me in the nest long enough for a photo but she will keep trying so you can see me..

the only good thing that mom can see about this fall weather is at least their are plenty of acorns falling from the oak trees. for a few years we didn't have any and mom felt very bad for ll the creatures outside that depend on them for winter food. at least they will be happy this winter.

while walking our doggie this morning at a local park dad said the crows were squawking like crazy because a hawk was circling overhead. dad insists the hawk wants our doggie and is grateful the crows warned him the hawk was overhead. mom says the hawk probably had its eye on a squirrel or chipmunk but dad said the hawk will get nothing on his watch.

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10/20/2014 11:02.22 PM Report This Comment  
  The Origins of Ebola
People in West and Central Africa consume many species of forest animals. Bats are often used in soups. Whole dead monkeys are sold openly in markets and prepared monkey meat is served in many restaurants. Flesh of endangered and legally protected chimpanzees and gorillas, considered a delicacy by some, is provided “under the table” at open markets and sold illegally to urban elite through special dealers. Collectively called bushmeat, forest dwelling animals are butchered and eaten in small villages by people who would go hungry otherwise. However, huge quantities of bushmeat are also transported to urban areas and sold commercially to wealthier Africans —who consider it a delicacy. A small percentage of bushmeat is exported to immigrant communities in Europe and the United States. Research studies link Ebola and bushmeat–killing humans and chimpanzees alike .

Ebola is a zoonotic disease, meaning it’s transferred from an animal to a human (also like HIV, SARS).The exact modes of transmission, scientists have deduced a scenario like this: First, the virus lives inside a “healthy animal,” who harbors the virus without manifesting symptoms—labeled as the anatural host or reservoir. Most scientists think migrating fruit bats are suspect. One day a fruit bat eats part of a fruit that’s now infested with Ebola and then drops it. A few hours later, a chimpanzee discovers the Ebola-infected fruit and finishes it. One week later, the chimp is dead. A poor villager stumbles upon its carcass soonafter. With glee, he carries home the dead body. Unfortunately, while cutting up the carcass, a small drop of infected with Ebola, splashes onto his skin. Two days, after a delightful meal, the villager feels ill with flu-like symptoms, a headache and muscle pains. Later on that week, he vomits and has bloody diarrhea. On his eighth day ill, he is dead. Neighboring villagers wash his corpse in a traditional West African ceremony before burying it. Two weeks later, the diggers and some attendants who kissed the corpse die also, Ebola that can live in a corpse for several days, so corpses can transmit Ebola. Once inside a symptomatic human, it is quite infectious, and spreads like wildfire from human to human.

Decimated Chimpanzee Populations and Speeding the Spread of Ebola
Chimpanzees, also are stricken by Ebola—with recent dwindling populations, they are further decimated at the hands of humans. Besides pummeling chimpanzee and their populations, humans are responsible for destroying habitat. For example, multinational agricultural corporations clear forests to grow crops for export; logging and mining companies cut roads into once pristine forests, providing conduits for commercial hunters; and mining companies exhaust the mineral Coltan (used in cell phones, computers, chips, game consoles, and camcorders). These factors have exponentially increased the size of urban populations, further fueling demand for commercialized bushmeat whi

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10/20/2014 10:13.10 PM Report This Comment  
  not sure if you remember when i got my foot caught in my baby birds nest which i always liked to sit in and hurt my leg and foot over it. this was about 4 or 5 months ago. mom then made me a new nest out of a coconut shell with rawhide strips to secure it to the top of my cage. well all these months i wouldn't go near it. mom still kept it filled with alfalfa and 24 herb salad and i finally started going over to it to check that out. well today when mom got up she found me sitting in the nest and mom said i looked so darned cute sitting there. dad saw it too and also said how cute i looked. mom doesn't think there is anything with this new nest that i can get caught in but since i am now sitting in it she will take it out of my cage when no one is home to make sure i don't get tangled up in it somehow.

love Boo Boo

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10/19/2014 10:10.39 PM Report This Comment  
  it is a dark and dreary night…

so far they re doing a good job tracking the ebola virus and containing it. the problem with viruses are that they like to mutate. the 2 major hospitals in pittsburgh are saying since they are research hospitals they are competing with each other and asking that the ebola patients be sent to them for treatment. mom lives 6 miles from one of the hospitals. all zombie movies always start out with these words. DO NOT PANIC. EVERYTHING IS UNDER CONTROL then the mayhem starts.

well tonight when mom went to use the computer she couldn't get on the internet. she checked and the computer said she was on the internet but she couldn't do anything other than read her email. she finally figured out that even though she was connected to the internet her search engine on Safari had disappeared. mom sat there for over an hour trying to figure out where it went. finally mom turned the computer off and then on again. still no good. then mom called comcast and told them to reset her computer by sending a signal. still no search engine. mom turned off the computer and went to the grocery store. when she came home she turned the computer back on and the search engine was back. mom doesn't know what happened but glad it is back.

love Boo Boo

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10/18/2014 10:41.20 PM Report This Comment  
  HAPPY TGIF DAY THOUGHT YOU MIGHT FIND THIS INTERESTING
Ebola– its origins
People in West and Central Africa consume many species of forest animals. Bats are often used in soups. Whole dead monkeys are sold openly in markets and prepared monkey meat is served in many restaurants. Flesh of endangered and legally protected chimpanzees and gorillas, considered a delicacy by some, is provided “under the table” at open markets and sold illegally to urban elite through special dealers. Collectively called bushmeat, forest dwelling animals are butchered and eaten in small villages by people who would go hungry otherwise. However, huge quantities of bushmeat are also transported to urban areas and sold commercially to wealthier Africans —who consider it a delicacy. A small percentage of bushmeat is exported to immigrant communities in Europe and the United States. Research studies link Ebola and bushmeat–killing humans and chimpanzees alike .

Ebola is a zoonotic disease, meaning it’s transferred from an animal to a human (also like HIV, SARS).The exact modes of transmission, scientists have deduced a scenario like this: First, the virus lives inside a “healthy animal,” who harbors the virus without manifesting symptoms—labeled as the anatural host or reservoir. Most scientists think migrating fruit bats are suspect. One day a fruit bat eats part of a fruit that’s now infested with Ebola and then drops it. A few hours later, a chimpanzee discovers the Ebola-infected fruit and finishes it. One week later, the chimp is dead. A poor villager stumbles upon its carcass soonafter. With glee, he carries home the dead body. Unfortunately, while cutting up the carcass, a small drop of infected with Ebola, splashes onto his skin. Two days, after a delightful meal, the villager feels ill with flu-like symptoms, a headache and muscle pains. Later on that week, he vomits and has bloody diarrhea. On his eighth day ill, he is dead. Neighboring villagers wash his corpse in a traditional West African ceremony before burying it. Two weeks later, the diggers and some attendants who kissed the corpse die also, Ebola that can live in a corpse for several days, so corpses can transmit Ebola. Once inside a symptomatic human, it is quite infectious, and spreads like wildfire from human to human.

LOVE BOO BOO

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10/17/2014 10:08.02 PM Report This Comment  
  WEEDS
After you pull the weeds, you can cook and serve them. Lisa Curtis, who founded Kuli Kuli Foods, points out that Native Americans have always used dandelions (pictued) for food and medicine. "The plant is high in vitamins A and C," she says, "and its young leaves make a delicious addition to salads and sandwiches, particularly with a bit of lemon juice and salt." Tanner Agar, who founded Chef Shelf, adds that dandelion flowers can be fried or used to make wine (omit the bitter green bits, then ferment), while the roots can be ground, roasted, and used as coffee. Stinging nettle is highly nutritious too—and appears on menus of high-profile seasonal-food restaurants like Alice Waters's Chez Panisse. Pick them while wearing gloves and long sleeves and clip just the top of the plant. At home, blanch or boil the sting away, then steep into a tea or use as you would spinach.

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10/10/2014 12:48.34 PM Report This Comment  
  i keep thinking since bird channel was suppose to shut down in september and every time we have a problem, my first thought is they are shutting it down now. today i couldn't even get to a lot of birds pages because bird channel said they didn't exist. then you go to the trouble of typing a blog and it just disappears to the squawk page. thats why mom is C/P every blog tonight so she doesn't have to type it over and over again

.mom got 8 inches chopped off. if moms hair is wet the hair just touches her shoulders. when it dries it fluffs up to her hairline. dad took a picture of mom holding our doggie because it was her 14th birthday and we had a party for her. and mom was holding the doggie in front of her cake, card and present. the doggie looked adorable but mom look like some kind of hag who was a refugee in a detainment camp. all mom has to do is show that picture and she would be hired for a zombie in a horror movie and wouldn't even need makeup. mom felt her long hair hanging there made her look even worse.

HAPPY HUMPDAY

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10/01/2014 09:55.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Facts you might not know about coffee

1. French press coffee may raise your cholesterol.

2. Coffee may prevent depression.
In a survey of over 50,000 women, researchers found that 2-4 cups of coffee per day reduced incidence of depression by 15 to 20 percent.

3. Out of creamer? You can lighten coffee with coconut milk!
It’s called Bulletproof Coffee, and if you like coconut, you are going to love this!

4. Not all coffee is vegan.
In fact civet coffee production not only involves animals but is under investigation for animal cruelty.

5. Fancy coffee concoctions often contain GMOs.
If you are trying to avoid GMOs, you may want to think twice about that pumpkin spice latte. Read more!

6. Coffee might prevent type 2 diabetes.
A recent study found that 2-3 cups of coffee per day could reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by as much as 25 percent.

7. We drink about 1400 million cups of coffee every day.
Worldwide, we are consuming 1.4 billion cups of java daily.

8. It takes 130 liters (over 34 gallons) of water to produce the beans for 1 cup of coffee.Coffee is not the most water-efficient drink.

9. Coffee may protect women from endometrial cancer.
A massive survey found that coffee – decaf or regular – can reduce endometrial cancer risk by around seven to eight percent.

10. Contrary to conventional wisdom, coffee grounds are not great for your garden, even for plants that like acidic soil.
Coffee grounds are OK on your garden in moderation, but it’s easy to overdo it. Where can they be most beneficial? In your compost bin

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09/30/2014 09:45.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Boo Boo and I were outside today on the porch while dad tried to water the lawn. watching the water sprinkler was amazing as the water arched overhead. every time dad walked by Boo Boos cage she gave him a kiss. she never kiss mom because she is always fussing over her and her cage and Boo Boo doesn't like that.. mom could never fuss enough for me. i want to stick to her like glue

love Cori

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09/29/2014 09:51.18 PM Report This Comment  
  i was outside today on the porch while dad tried to water the lawn. watching the water sprinkler was amazing as the water arched overhead. every time dad walked by me i gave him a kiss. i never kiss mom because she is always fussing over me and my cage and i don't like that..

love Boo Boo

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09/29/2014 09:49.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Old weather superstitions, proverbs and wives' tales are embedded in our culture and there is a lot of wisdom in these old wives' tales.

"Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning.
Red sky at night, sailors delight."
That red sky at night and morning ditty is a classic example. A red sky at night means the atmosphere is full of dust particles, an indication of both a high pressure system and stable air. In other words, good weather is about to follow. But a red sunrise on the eastern horizon indicates high water content in the atmosphere and a storm is on its way.

"If there is a halo 'round the sun or moon, then we can all expect rain quite soon." that halo is a refraction of light through the ice crystals in high cirrus clouds. Cirrus clouds are among the first to appear ahead of a storm front.

Some sayings are kind of half-true. Here's one example: "No weather is ill if the wind is still." Calm conditions indicate a high pressure system when precipitation and clouds are less likely to develop. But this ties to another common saying: "the calm before the storm." Calm conditions can exist just before a storm, so don't count on staying dry all day long just because there's no wind.

"When windows won't open, and the salt clogs the shaker, the weather will favor the umbrella maker." wood swells when there's moisture in the air. Salt absorbs moisture, too. If your door is sticking or your salt won't shake, the air is damp and there's a greater chance of rain or other precipitation.

cats only lick themselves during fair weather. That's because moist air is more conducive to electricity. No cat wants to get a static shock on its tongue!

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09/29/2014 05:43.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Piddy, Hello Paddy~
I hope you both had a wonderful day too!
Mom talked to her sister today and got an update on my 3 budgie cousins. They are all doing great and have gotten use to mom's sister. Pru is the blue one and she is the leader. She even came over to mom's sisters hand! Piper and Paige are a bit more shy but they don't flutter all over when mom's sister comes over to them. They seem to really enjoy having toys and are eating well too! Mom reminded her sister that since it's starting to get cooler in the mornings that she needs to pay attention to the temps in the room! They get covered up at night so that will help keep them warm too!
I hope you enjoy the evening! Leaving a vote and lots of hugs for you both!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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09/26/2014 11:08.16 PM Report This Comment  
  HI P&P
HAPPY TGIF DAY

today was another beautiful day so mom took Boo Boo and me outside for about an hour. she did a slight dremmling of my beak and i didn't even give her a hard time except for sticking my tongue out at her while she did it. then mom placed me in the lilac bush and i was happily breaking off branches when i noticed a yellow jacket circling so i tried to bite it. within about 1 minute there were 10 more yellow jackets and mom realized she was standing near their nest so she quickly picked me up and we went onto the porch with Boo Boo and mom read the newspaper and some of her book on animal madness.

this morning when mom went outside guess what she saw? a Great Horned Owl was perched on the roof of our house. when it saw that mom was looking at it it took off. mom didn't tell dad about it since he is very worried that the owl will swoop down and take our doggie. mom has told him the owl wouldn't bother a doggie that weighs 12 pounds but dad isn't taking any chances.

love Cori

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09/26/2014 03:41.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi P&P
HAPPY TGIF DAY
this morning when mom went outside guess what she saw? a Great Horned Owl was perched on the roof of our house. when it saw that mom was looking at it it took off. mom didn't tell dad about it since he is very worried that the owl will swoop down and take our doggie. mom has told him the owl wouldn't bother a doggie that weighs 12 pounds but dad isn't taking any chances.

it was such a beautiful day so mom took Cori and me outside for about 1 hour and sat there with us on the porch while she read the newspaper and her book. i am feeling much better today and back to my old silly self.

love Boo Boo

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09/26/2014 03:34.55 PM Report This Comment  
  yesterday our mom was gone all day because she took the g-son to the community township festival where they had lots of fun things for kids to do. g-son built a truck out of wooden blocks at one booth and then won a 5 foot tall inflatable alien at another booth. then mom tried to dunk our township commissioner in the dunking booth but couldn't do it. they had a petting zoo full of ravenous goats, sheep and pigs so mom went in to feed them and soon found out why no one else went in since all the animals jumped up on her vying for the food. then they left the festival and went to game stop where mom bought g-son a video game for his birthday. next out to eat and then back to the festival for fireworks. by the time mom got g-son home and and then came home it was really late so no blogging for us yesterday.

today mom ran to the grocery store and was only gone about 1/2 hour. while she was gone i somehow managed to get my foot hooked into my wing and was panicking. dad was home and saw this and frantically got my foot untangled from my wing. when mom came home after hearing about it she immediately trimmed my nails and sure prays it doesn't happen again. i am pouting now and holding my leg up

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09/21/2014 04:44.58 PM Report This Comment  
  HAPPY TGIF DAY

today we saw a red squirrel fighting with a grey squirrel. it looked like they were dancing. no shiver me timbers for the next few days at our house. tomorrow its going up to 80. YEAAAAY.

WELL LAW SUITS ARE PENDING BECAUSE OF GROUND WATER CONTAMINATION BY RANGE RESOURCES (one of the many fracking companies). they have agreed to pay 4.15 million in fines for violations and contamination of our drinking water.. they are still using the outdated open water containment of the poisonous waters allowing leakage and access to wildlife. at least the other FRACKING Compaines have switched to above ground storage tanks and are building safer fracking sites. no fracking should be allowed by them until they update and comply. it seems it is easier to pay the 4.15 million in fines rather than do anything about their leakage. a big THANKS to our esteemed governor for giving all these fracking companies the green light to come into our lands and poison everything. (we are being sarcastic)

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09/19/2014 05:56.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi P&P
HAPPY HUMPDAY

TODAY WAS A FUN DAY BECAUSE WE GOT TO MEET MS FALCO BEAK TO BEAK AFTER HER VET APPOINTMENT. SHE SURE IS ONE PRETTY GIRL. AFTER FALCO AND HER MOM LEFT MOM WAS DEBATING WETHER SHE SHOULD TAKE DOWN THE HUMINGBIRD FEEDERS SINCE WE HAVENT SEEN ANY HUMMERS FOR ABOUT 2 WEEKS. WELL ABOUT 4 MINUTES AFTER FALCO LEFT A LITTLE HUMMINGBIRD SHOWED UP AT ONE OF THE FEEDERS. THE NECTAR WAS PRETTY OLD SO MOM WAS SCRAMBLING LIKE CRAZY TO CLEAN THE FEEDER AND REFILL IT SO THE LITTLE HUMMER WOULD GET A FRESH MEAL. THE MALE HUMMERS ALL WENT SOUTH A LONG TIME AGO BECAUSE THEY ONLY COME NORTH FOR ONE REASON AND AFTER THEY HAVE DONE THEIR DEED AND EATEN THEIR FILL OF BUGS AND NECTAR THEY HAVE NO MORE REASON TO STAY. THE ONLY ONES LEFT AT THIS POINT ARE YOUNG ONES AND SOME STRAGGLER FEMALES FROM THE NORTH. MOM WILL MAKE ONE MORE BATCH OF NECTAR IN CASE ANY MORE SHOW UP IN THE ENSUING WEEKS. IN THE PAST 1 OR 2 HUMMERS HAVE SHOWN UP AT THE END OF OCTOBER AND WE WANT THEM STRONG FOR THEIR LONG FLIGHT SOUTH.

love Cori

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09/17/2014 06:16.51 PM Report This Comment  
  HI P's
IT WAS TOO COOL TO GO OUTSIDE TODAY BUT IT DID WARM UP AND WAS 64 AND A NICE SUNNY DAY. DAD HAD LUNCH WITH HIS VETERINARIAN FRIEND AND FALCO AND HIS MOM ARLENE STOPPED BY AFTER THEIR VISIT WITH THE VET. FALCO IS VERY PRETTY AND I WAS SO HAPPY TO BE ABLE TO MEET HER BEAK TO BEAK. SADLY THEY DIDNT STAY LONG.

HOPE YOU HAD A HAPPY HUMPDAY

LOVE BOO BOO

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09/17/2014 06:15.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi P&P
it doesn't usually get cool like this until October. i hope this doesn't mean we are in for a super long winter. winters already way to long. with all the rain we had you would think the ground would be moist but everything is dry as a bone so mom was trying to water some of the shrubs that are really wilting. its important that they get plenty of water in the fall because once the ground freezes they don't get any water at all. mom had planted some shrubs called beauty berry because they get these tiny purple luminescent berries in the fall and are quite pretty and the birds also eat them. well when mom went to water them today something had cut off all the branches with the berries on them and they were laying all over the ground. mom can't understand why someone would do that. it wasn't a deer because a deer would eat it and not leave it laying on the ground so it had to be some nasty neighbor or kid. didn't see the little bunny today but will continue to watch for him

love Boo Boo

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09/15/2014 10:39.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Florida, Kentucky and Missouri are the first states that will require drug testing when applying for welfare. people are calling this unconstitutional. it is ok to drug test people who work for their money, but not for those who don't. if you can afford to buy drugs then you can afford to buy your own groceries!!!!!!!.

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09/13/2014 05:37.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi P&P
Breaking news: A massive pesticide company has just asked the U.S. government to increase the legal limit for its bee-killing pesticides by 4000%.

That’s right. Four. Thousand. Percent.

Bees are already facing a massive global die-off. This could be a death sentence for millions more bees. Bees fill a crucial ecological role as pollinators and are essential for agriculture, and are responsible for every third bite of food we eat. In other words: No bees, no farms. No farms, no food.

because of this we have come to the conclusion that all CEO's of chemical companies are space aliens intent on the annihilation of all life on earth as we know it. just watch any alien space movie and you will see we are right!

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09/13/2014 02:26.44 PM Report This Comment  
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