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My bird was up for adoption at the pet store. I was told he was injured so they could not sell him. They were giving him to someone that would give him a good home. When I saw him, I knew he needed to come home with me. Chipper is doing great now!

Thank you Pearl and Silver for vote #1,000.
Thank you Roof Top for vote #3,000.
Thank you Baby for vote #4,000.
Thank you TiPaul for vote #5,000.
Thank you Spot for vote #7,000.
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Hi! My name is Chipper

I am a Diamond Dove from Atco, NJ.

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3 years old   F

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Chipper enjoys sitting in the nest, standing on the perch, and laying on the bottom of the cage.



She takes me out of my cage, gives me attention, and spends a lot of time with me.

Pecking at the bottom of the cage to look for food even though there is some still in the dish..

Coo-Coo, Coo-Coo!.

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  Hi Chipper
What team are you on? We are all Lakers.
It is a gorgeous day today! I think it's the best one of the week. Tomorrow we're supposed to get thunderstorms again. Usually by this time in July the grass is brown and dry, but everyone has green grass still. Mom has some grocery shopping to do, but it can wait. She needs to buy fresh fruits and veggies, but we have enough to tide us over for a few days. Today is definitely a pool day, and tonight mom and her sister will go to a Japanese restaurant for dinner. Mom bought a groupon a few weeks ago and wants to use it before it expires. Tonight will also be cage cleaning night, so we all have to be prepared to fix up our homes as soon as mom is done destroying them.
I hope you are having a bright and beautiful sunny day and getting lots of attention that you deserve. Hugs, Falco

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07/22/2014 07:17.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello chipper
When we're playing for any length of time, after 10 or 15 minutes Mom takes me back to the Cinn-A-Castle to see if I need to use the potty paper, and I usually do, and I think she is learning fast.

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07/22/2014 06:55.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Chipper
We aren't playing basketball (not a sport the family follows) but Panther wanted us to fly by and practice singing so we flew over to each one yesterday. If our schedule permits we'll be honored to sing the anthem prior to games like we did last year.

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

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07/22/2014 04:53.10 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Chipper !
Well, mom's car goes in today so she'll be home :) Hopefully it's nothing too expensive ! Daddy had his brakes done yesterday so mom was home then too :) We had a great time . . .

Of course tonight one of the local church's Italian festival starts - mom calls it her kitchen vacation ! Each night she and dad go down just for dinner . . . mom is dreaming sausage and peppers ! She doesn't cook it at home cause believe it or not, although daddy loves sausage, he does not like peppers ! Can you imagine ? I love peppers ! Especially hot ! !

Have a great day my friend :) love Cookie

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07/22/2014 03:01.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
we have never seen any birdy ever accumulate so many votes in such a short time. you are awesome.

love Cori and Boo Boo

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07/21/2014 10:46.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
I'm loving this summer weather and patio time! I wish it would last for ever. I'm getting very eggcited for Wednesday, hope I get some new toys!
Have a greyt night.
Hugs
Chyna

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07/21/2014 10:37.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper!
It was a beautiful day today,But the humidity will be returning later this week.

Have a good night! Love, Bilou.

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07/21/2014 09:45.19 PM Report This Comment  
  MIKEY #61671/KAJI #43005 4-10K CLUB
HEY CHIPPER, WE WERE AT THE BASKET BALL CAMP BUT WERE SILENT.

MOM' BAD TOOTH IS DOING GOOD BUT HER LOWER BACK AND LEFT LEG ARE STARTING TO HURT AGAIN. SHE MAY BE GETTING AN EPIDURAL AGAIN SOON. ITS HARD FOR HER TO SIT LONG AT THE COMPUTER.

HOPE YOU ARE KEEPING COOL.

KACEY

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07/21/2014 09:18.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Miss Chipper!
I know I'm very late tonight to be coming by like this but I just can't get any rest knowing I haven't said my "howdy do's" & give you my vote! You're just the cutest little dove I've ever seen & I melt every time I hear you coo. Here's vote 7255 from SamIAm. Good night & sleep tight!

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07/21/2014 09:06.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
Happy Monday...

Hugs,

Angel & Pepper

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07/21/2014 07:52.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
I have been going to bed a bit earlier then I was before so guess the days are getting shorter mom says. Last night I just got on my perch to wait for mom to cover me for the night and the dog next door started to bark. If I wasn’t so tired I would of gotten up on that windowsill and barked back at him like I do in the day time when he is out. Finally he must of went in the house and I gave mom a kiss good night and she covered me for the night. ”Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward”. Leaving a vote for you!! Hugs~~ Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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07/21/2014 07:39.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Chipper!
Have a super duper rest of the day today, and a great one tomorrow. Cya then!

Your buddy,
Kaji

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07/21/2014 07:14.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
I'm flying by to wish you a greyt day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses,Love always,Peepers

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07/21/2014 07:13.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
Flying by to say hi. Have a great day. V4U. Hugs.
Love Dory

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07/21/2014 06:57.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
I'm flying by to wish you a greyt day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses and a vote from all of us here,here comes vote #7250 for you! Loving you always and forever,Dixie

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07/21/2014 05:13.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
I hope your week is off to a good start too.Its off to a very warm and humid start here tomorrow could be the warmest day we have seen so far this year.See you at basketball camp.

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07/21/2014 04:03.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
Hello everybirdie, Zeena here to start this week with one of the worlds most well known Parrots. Today we stop to visit the Senegal Parrots and their mutations. I wish to thank you all for your greyt support and daily votes in my quest to earn the Title of Bird of the Month for August.
Over the last 30 years as many as 3 million wild Senegal parrots have been removed from the wild – 811,408 CITES Export permits have been issued since 1975. Unregulated trade in African parrots peaked in the 1980s and ’90s, and still exists today. This lucrative black market industry is fueled by profiteering middlemen who exploit wild bird populations. In 2005, the Senegal parrot was the most traded bird on the CITES Appendix II, with an average of over 45,000 individuals being removed from the wild each year. Today, African parrots remain among the most traded species on earth.
The Poicephalus parrots, including Senegals, Red-bellied and Myers etc are among the hardiest parrots on earth being able to survive in the harsh, African subtropics. All of their ranges are under serious pressure from the booming charcoal industry, out-of-control commercial logging , burning by local people for pastures and agriculture, as well as climate change. Deforestation rates on the continent are now twice that of the rest of the world. Africa has lost one half of its old-growth forests and forest restoration has become absolutely essential to save endemic forest bird species.
Long-lived forest specialists like Senegal parrots and rose-ringed parakeets are particularly sensitive to forest degradation. The added pressure of the wild-caught bird trade is often catastrophic, resulting in local extinctions in many Africa countries. Meyer’s parrots have all but disappeared from South Africa, African grey parrots are no longer seen in Kenya or Tanzania, Ruppell’s parrot and the brown-headed parrot have disappeared from much of their ranges in Namibia and Mozambique respectively, and the Cape parrot is only found in small forest refuges in the high mountains. Anyone who has traveled by road in Africa will tell you that every time you are in or near a forest you will start seeing parrots in cages or with their feet tied up on the roadside. Africa is exporting its parrots, its wildlife, its birdlife, its natural heritage,at alarming rates.
The Senegal Parrot is now extinct in many of it's ranges. The only way to stop this trade in wild-caught Parrots is to refuse to purchase birds that are not born in captivity.
Many devoted Senegal breeders have been working with a few unique mutations that have appeared in nestboxes starting in the early 1990's. These rare and beautiful mutations are still expensive and normally available only to other breeders, they include the yellow, pied, opaline, dilute and cinnamon. Regardless of color Senegal Parrots will remain one of the most common family pet birds kept the world over.
with love and scritches Zeena 255116

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07/21/2014 03:35.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper:)
Hobe ya hads a good weekend dere:) Mom an dad went to dis "bring-back-da memories" Rock show event Saturday. Was otay she said, bery loud doe:)
I haf been chewing me new toys away laddely, keebing mom and da vaccum monster busy:)

You haf a good day and a V4U2:)

Love,

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07/21/2014 03:08.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
Well, I nearly didn't get a sunbath today, and this time it wasn't my fault (really!). The clouds were covering the sun first thing this morning, so it wasn't warm enough when Mom left for the gym and her trainer and zumba class at 10. When she got home at 12:30, she thought it might be too warm, but I made it clear I really wanted to go outside. So we did, but we just stayed for 25 minutes. When we came back in I didn't want to leave my carrier and stayed in there and played for a while. Who would believe I used to be afraid of that thing?

Mom is making chicken gumbo for dinner, so this will be a short blog. She has to keep adding things to the pot. Since I really like the stuff, I guess I can't complain. Oh! And I did get peach for breakfast, but I don't like it.

Kiddo

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07/21/2014 02:41.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Chipper~
I hope you are having a great day too!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

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07/21/2014 02:09.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
Just a quick note today to let you know we're thinking of you. Mom cleaned the skunks, foxes, groundhogs, and coyotes today, all outdoors, and very muggy, so she was happy to get to the pool. We need her tonight, though, so we're making her hurry up with our blogs. Hope you are having a wonderful summer day with lots of love coming your way. Hugs, Falco

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07/21/2014 12:59.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Chipper
Here's a Monday V4U
Love
Panther.

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07/21/2014 10:31.01 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
Flying by to stamp your Monday votie.

Have a greyt one
be a good birdie
see you tomorrow
beaky kisses and V4U
Truly Yours, Baby

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07/21/2014 09:12.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
It's Alex.
Last night dad tried the charcoal side of the new grill. Holy cow! There was so much smoke that you would have thought the house was burning down. Dad had to open the garage door to get all the smoke out of the breezeway. The Charcoal got hot enough to cook on in no time at all and dad grilled chicken thighs. Mom made a marinade with fresh lemons, fresh garlic, thyme, cumin and fresh ground pepper. Boy did it smell good. Dad hadn't cooked with charcoal in over ten years but he did a good job. The chicken was cooked perfectly and tasted "Out of this world". We were already in our sleep mode for the night but we'll get to try the leftovers. The charcoal stayed hot forever. Dad went out at 10pm to check his lights and it was still too hot to dump the coals. Dad learned from his last job that coals can stay hot for 24 hours.
Dad also installed a window fan in the garage. Mom thought he was crazy. In the summer the garage stays hot forever. The fan will help cool it down so dad can work. Oh, aren't all humans crazy?
Mom may work at the police station today. Dad wants to clean up the work bench in the garage. It looks like his tool box threw up on it.
Today will be clear, with a high of 85 and a low of 63.
Hope your day was fun.
Hugs,
Alex.

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07/21/2014 08:33.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Chipper
I played with mom in the afternoon, and she let me run all over her. Well, she sure learned a lesson. Next time she has to put a towel of something on her shoulder, or she'll end up being used as a potty place. Hey when a kid has to go, they have to go.

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07/21/2014 07:31.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Chipper
Busy day for mom at work yesterday, but apparently Sat was worse since they had people call in sick and no replacement. At least everyone showed up, but could've used another.

Weather is about the same and guess we're getting used to it as it doesn't feel that bad, of course if it gets into the 90s we're gonna change our minds.

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

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07/21/2014 04:52.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Chipper !
I hung around and played yesterday - yep, mom cleaned my cage and ole' eagle eye here kept a close watch ! I kept straining off dad who kept taking me to another room to play while mom cleaned ! Then in the afternoon I had a bath and settled down to fix everything the way I like it !

We'll see what today brings. It's supposed to be another nice one - tomorrow the humidity returns :( I really enjoy the fresh air and open windows . . . happy Monday ! love Cookie

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07/21/2014 02:49.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
Been off bird channel for a few days because moms been having sever pain running down her left leg due to her back problems.moms wearing her back brace and its taking pressure off her leg so her leg doesn't hurt as much. mom looks like a dork with the back brace on.we thought this was interesting and want to share it with you.

Moths are among the most diverse and successful organisms on earth. In fact, scientists estimate there are more than 150,000 moth species worldwide! Move over butterflies, moths come in bright colors and dazzling patterns. Species can take a myriad of shapes and can be as small as a pinhead to as large as an adult’s hand.
here are five awesome (and often little-known) facts about these winged wonders.
1. Some moths don’t have mouths. For example, the beautiful Luna moth does not have a mouth — so cannot eat — and will live only for about one week, with the singular purpose of mating!
Luna moth
2. Moths are great impersonators. Many moths have evolved to imitate other animals as a way to deter would-be predators. The Polyphemus moth has bold eyespots to startle and confuse those looking for a moth snack. The hornet moth looks just like a hornet, but is completely harmless. The beautiful wood nymph, a moth that has evolved to look just like bird poop.
Wood nymph
3. Moths love a good microbrew. Interested in trying your hand at mothing? Nothing attracts these guys like beer. A tip from our scientists: Mix a paste of beer, brown sugar, and banana. Paint it on some trees, kick back and relax, then check back in the evening with your flashlight to see the multitude of moths you’re sure to attract.
Attracting moths... with beer!
4. Moths can turn bears into tigers. We’re all familiar with wooly bear caterpillars — but did you know this bear can turn into a tiger? Yep, the wooly bear emerges from his cocoon in the spring as a lovely Isabella tiger moth. Fun fact: Once a cocoon is spun, the caterpillar turns into a mushy soup during metamorphosis before emerging as a moth.
Moth metamorphosis
5. The death’s-head hawk moth has a serious claim to fame. He got his start in Bram Stoker’s Dracula, then went on to leading roles in both The Silence of the Lambs and The Mothman Prophecies. This famous moth gets its name from the scull-shaped pattern on the thorax, and has the unusual ability to emit loud squeaks when irritated.
love Cori and Boo Boo

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07/20/2014 10:58.00 PM Report This Comment  
  MIKEY #61671/KAJI #43005 4-10K CLUB
HI CHIPPER. SORRY NOT BEEN AROUND. MOM WS SUFFERING FROM A VERY BAD TOOTH ACHE AND WAS ON ANTIBIOTICS AND PAIN PILLS FOR ABOUT 10 DAYS. THE TOOTH IS MUCH BETTER. SHE WAS IN SO MUCH PAIN FROM IT. THE DENTIST TOLD MOM THAT EVENTUALLY THAT TOOTH (IT HAS A CROWN ON IT CAUSE THE TOOTH WAS CRACKED) WILL HAVE TO HAVE A ROOT CANAL. MOM WAS THINKING OF JUST GETTING IT PULLED BUT ITS DOING FINE NOW.

HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT MONDAY

KACEY

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07/20/2014 10:18.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Dear Miss Chipper
Spot sent me to give you a vote! He said you are trying to get into the 10K club. I don't know eggsactly what it is, but Spot said you are working hard to get in so here I am!
Luv, Lemon Le'BonBon♥
PS. Please call me BonBon!

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07/20/2014 10:00.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
We had another beautiful day here up north. My parronts went to watch another polo game and I took a nap. Sounds like mom and I will have lunch on the patio tomorrow. I'm getting used to this and liking it!
Hugs
Chyna

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07/20/2014 09:48.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
We hope you enjoyed your weekend! It was nice here all weekend & no rain on the weekend!

Hugs,

Angel & Pepper

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07/20/2014 08:14.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Chipper!
Another wonderful day with Mom, though I am grumpy today cuz she did not get up until 8 AM! I was up and ready to go at 7 but that lazybones did not get out of bed until later. Now mind you, 8 AM is not super late, but she is normally up by 7 on Sunday. So I had to wait a whole hour for her! Sheesh. But we had a good day, and now she is getting things ready for her return to work tomorrow, and I am not happy about that at all. So I am velcroing myself to her shoulder. Get me to move? No way.

Hope you had a wonderful Sunday!

Your buddy,
Kaji

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07/20/2014 07:48.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
I think you did a fantastic job of enlarging the pictures!And they really did come out so good,you really look awesome in them also!You are always welcomed to be a co host at NTT!Its such a fun place to play and have fun!Thank you for letting me see all three copies you made!
Wishing you a greyt day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses!Loving you always and forever,Peepers

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07/20/2014 07:07.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
Yesterday I should have been onto it but wasn’t. Mom did our blogs early and cleaned my cage early too. Figured it was raining so she would stay home all day and night with me. In the evening mom and dad went to the trail to help with a moonlight race as they call it cause when it gets dusk the race starts. It was dark most of the day with the rain we had though. There are candles lit the whole way up the trail where the race is held and usually the moon is bright too though some people do use some type of lights too. Mom said it was a bit muddy since we had rain all day. By the time they got back home I just wanted covered for the night and mom did that and I was fast asleep then. “All you need in life is a friend who has millet” Leaving a vote for you …your forever friend. Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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07/20/2014 06:02.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
I'm flying by to wish you a greyt Sunday and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses and a vote from all of us to you!Here's vote number 7228 for you from us!Loving you always and forever,Dixie

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07/20/2014 04:38.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper sweetheart
Hi everyone, Zeena, here with your Sunday BOTM POST. I want to take a moment to thank you all for all your support and votes during this month's BOTM campaign. Today, we will visit with some unique and usual Budgie mutations. Known by many names, Parakeet, Budgie, and officially Budgerigars. these fun-loving, friendly members of the avian family are loved the world over.

Feather Dusters
Feather Dusters are a rare mutation produced solely at random, mostly among English Budgies. These birds are huge compared to other budgies and have abnormally growing, very long feathers. As the name implies they do look rather like the feather dusters used for dusting furniture. They must eat constantly to try and supply their bodies with the nutrients they need because of the heavy demand put on them by the constant feather growth. They generally don't live more than a few months, cannot fly, and are usually blind. They are also thought to be deaf and may even be afflicted with what is known in humans as Down's Syndrome.


Half Siders

Half-Siders a randomly occurring rare mutation in which the bird is split right down the middle with each half representing a different color or variety. One side may be blue and one half green, one half normal and the other half pied, etc. When one of these is at a show, you can tell exactly where it is in the room because of all of the people standing in front of the cage doing double takes. As they say, you have to see it to believe it. Quarter-Siders, in which only one quarter of the body is affected, also occur.

CRESTED

In this variety, the feathers on top of the budgie's head point awry, forming a crest.
There are three types of crested budgies: full-circular crest, half-circular crest and the tufted crest.
Crested Budgies are both a random occurring mutation, and one for which breeders can breed to produce them. They are relatively rare and sell for upwards of $100US each and more depending on crest.
Helicopter Budgies

These unusual Budgies are bred to produce long, silkie feathers at the shoulder and upper wing margins. The more complete the covering the higher the quality and price. They are especially popular in Japan and Asia where pairs can sell for up to $55,000US

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07/20/2014 03:02.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Chipper~
I'm having a fun day! Just jumped into my water bowl to freshen up a bit! I will be very fluffy soon!!!
You enjoy your day too!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar

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07/20/2014 01:31.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
First I would like to make an update Milonga announcement. The July milonga will be a simple beach party at the Milonga lake with water and sun fun for all. It will be on July 26th, and we are keeping it simple, because the August Milonga (8/30) is our Annual County Fair, and that is a lot of work for all. RaneBeau and his mom, Auntie Denise, will be helping again for that one. There will be pig races, a pie eating contest, booths galore, and I have been reminded we had face painting the last two times so I am checking into that. We have several return riders requesting their same pigs, and so far two new riders, you and Peepers. As of today all who are signed up are in.

Mom and Dad went to Wally World for their vitamins and supplements this morning, but the main item Mom was searching for was a new lawn chair for my sunbaths. Well!! All they had were those beach chairs that only sit about 6" off the ground. Mom said she would need a med-alert, because she wouldn't be able to get up! So then they tried Home Depot and still no luck. Last stop was Target, and that place sure smells awful...some sort of nasty disinfectant. Mom said she would be afraid to take me in there. Anyway she was ready to give up, but Dad, the intrepid explorer, kept looking and found the chairs. They even had the green color my mom wanted, so it will blend in with the bushes she puts it behind between uses. (The old one was orange and red and stuck out like a sore thumb.) So I am all set for tomorrow's sun bath, and this morning Mom just took her chances with the breaking chair. Fortunately it held up one more day!

Kiddo

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07/20/2014 01:23.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Chipper
I hope you are still on my team. My mommy just remembered that she forgot to blog you the other day.
Can you please send out team notices to our team ??? I have the info for our team on the calendar page. Summer basketball camp starts tomarrow... I hope you are still part of us cause you are a very valuable player on our team.

Have an awesome Sunday
Love your coach
Snowflake...

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07/20/2014 01:22.54 PM Report This Comment  
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