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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!

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Hi! My name is Chipper

I am a Diamond Dove from South Jersey, NJ.

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4 years old   F

Diamond Dove

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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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  Hello Chipper~
I hope you are having a great day! We got the car back this morning! YAY! New transmission and an oil change and he is in great shape. Mom is going to have to remember she doesn't have to go really, really slow until he grabs 1st gear now! Felt a bit strange but we are so happy to have it done!
We got the linen closet all cleaned out and made room to store the huge package of paper towels and toilet paper. Mom also got a few cases of bottled water she is keeping in there too. There was an e-coli contamination out on Mercer Island and it closed down all the restaurants for days and everyone had to boil their water. We use a Brita filter but mom doesn't think that it will filter e-coli. She has decided to give me, Mandy and Merlin bottle water to drink just to be safe. They have no idea where the contamination came from and mom doesn't want to take the chance it might happen here. Maybe she is just being too paranoid but she would rather be safe than sorry!
Kaji is only 11 away from his 10K so he will be there very soon. The 10k page is ready for a party so please stop on by tomorrow and congratulate him and grab some food!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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10/01/2014 04:20.56 PM Report This Comment  
  HI Chipper
Happy humpday!!Have a good evening.

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10/01/2014 04:18.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
8627!
Today mom is having problems with BC, so we might not get all our notes done, but we're gonna try. We kept getting that cycling thing, then either the squawkatiels or the error404 page. After a meeting at the museum this morning, mom came home to spend some time with us, but has been having trouble with BC.
The vet called this morning to check on Falco, can you believe that? She really impressed mom by doing that, we've never had anyone do that before. After that, the cleaning lady came, and mom was not expecting her, so the house was a little more cluttered than she's used to, but it's okay, she got the job done while mom attended that meeting. Tonight she's meeting Aunt Ginny for dinner, and going to her house to make a copy of her medicare card so she can change insurance coverage. She decided to go with the state retired teachers' insurance instead of Highmark, since it offers the same thing for much less cash.
Tomorrow, we don't know what's on the schedule yet, but I suspect mom will be digging up lilies, if the weather holds. It's time to thin the herd, so to speak. I hope you are having a good day today and getting some sunshine and love. Hugs, Peppino

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10/01/2014 01:19.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
I tried logging off to see if I could find that link you were talking about, but I didn't see it. I must have done something wrong.

Well, let's all congratulate our new BOTM Queen Angel Girl, and welcome Jesse and his campaign for this month. I know it will be a greyt one, because Mama Deb never disappoints.

And I am having a nice hump day. I always forget that Mom goes to the gym in the late afternoon on Wednesday, so I think I have her for all day till she takes off at 3:45 and doesn't come till after zumba. Hopefully she will only last for half of the zumba hour again, although I am afraid she is getting stronger every day.
Her eye is coming right along, since the antibiotic eye drops really seem to be doing the job. No contacts until after Friday (last day for the eye drops), but since she just picked up her new glasses that isn't as bad as it could be.

Had a very nice sunbath at 10:30, although I did fuss a bit about getting into the carrier. Once we got out there it was fine. Right now I am sitting on Mom's knee dictating my blogs, and then we will share lunch. Life's pretty good for this Sennie.

Kiddo

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10/01/2014 12:46.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Chipper...Happy October 1st !!!
Here's my vote for you girlfriend. When's your mommy going to call ??? My mommy wants to explain to her how the scoring system works in BC basketball...
I hope your having an awesome Humpday.

Love ya
Snowflake

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10/01/2014 11:23.38 AM Report This Comment  
  October's BOTM POST number ONE
Hello every birdie, my name is Jesse, a double-yellow headed Amazon, from the Sky Flock. I am your October BOTM candidate. This month I will be exploring many new and important developments in the avian world, as well as eggploring some controversial techniques and methods used presently and in our past all in the name of profit. I know that you will be both encouraged, and shocked at what we will discuss this month. Some of your parronts might need some Kleenex too as we look at my most important subject--" at what cost?"
Before we get started I want to take a few minutes to thank everyone for all their support, and daily votes for my fister Queen ANGEL GIRL.The words of condolence sent for the loss of our beautiful Umbrella Cockatoo Fister Sassy have touched my Momma's heart and have helped her through the last days. Because of Sassy's critical illness last month, Momma Deb's attention and energy was given to what mattered the most, loving and caring for Sassy. Thank you all for supporting my Fister even when blogging was last thing on our minds. She promises to make up for it this month by holding a fun SCOTTISH FESTIVAL to be announced.
I will work diligently to both entertain and inform you as the month progresses. October looks to be a very busy month, with our Canadian Thanksgiving and of course Halloween. Our BOTM campaign month will include a fun Halloween SPOOK-TACTUAL PARTY. I trust you shall enjoy our month spent together and I look forward to meeting many new friends, and blogging daily with lots of my long time friends too.
My history is rather ordinary compared to others int he Sky Flock. I lived with my first daddy and mommy most of my life. My daddy became ill, and went away and never returned. I missed my Daddy whom I loved early and became very angry. My Mommy did not understand me, and became afraid of me, and put me into a small cage in a far off corner to "protect" the Grandchikldren. I hated it and became even more aggressive and angry. Finally I was sold to a lady who loved me, but did not understand me, and when I bit her aggressively posted me for sale once more. Momma Debhad always wanted a DYH Zon and saw the ad. I was the second larger parrot to move into what became the Sky Flock. Momma has had to work hard with me about my biting, and I still do if given the chance. However, I have my very own room to fly in, a best buddy Ollie, a Quaker, a TV and lots of love. Momma says I am 200% better then the day I arrived. It just proves that hands-off parrots can be greyt companions too. I have my forever home.
Tomorrow we will begin by looking at some very controversial methods used to stop biting in companion Parrots.
with love and hugs
Jesse 227428

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10/01/2014 11:05.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper from Jennifer
We got cooler weather with big rain coming, but no big deal! Dad and all of us are very pleased that he is responding so well to the new meds and therapy! Today he has the Visiting Nurse come to check him out, strictly routine stuff! We offer a prayer for Ms Lucky & her Angel daddy, what a horrificly sad story! Happy hump day dearest friends, and give my love to all in your happy love filled home, see ya tomorrow...

Love always from Jenny & my Dallas family

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10/01/2014 10:52.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
Dory hovers over the vote button and drops an almond bomb. SMACK. Have a happy hump day. V4U. Hugs.
Love Dory

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10/01/2014 06:11.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Chipper
Temps stayed in the mid 70s yesterday. We'll see if today goes into the 80s. Hope not. Everything is more pleasant in the 70s.

Mom's sis is coming by and they along with skinsis and the grand will be doing some wedding things.

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

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10/01/2014 05:54.12 AM Report This Comment  
  happy humpday Chipper
Only a few more days till the weekend ! This class she has is tiring - for different reasons than last year. This year's group can't seem to finish anything and she's constantly chasing kids down for one thing or another ! Jeepers !

Today is a rainy one only in the 60's . . . I wonder if summer had her final hurrah for the year ? It would be nice if next weekend is a good weather one ! Long weekend . . . ahhhhhhh :)

Have a good and happy day :) love you ! Cookie

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10/01/2014 02:03.26 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
mom left the house today with her long hair flowing behind her and when she came home i didn't recognize her and she scared me because all her hair was cut off. mom thinks she now looks stupid but felt with all that long hair she actually looked like a witch before.

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!
love Cori and Boo Boo

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09/30/2014 10:24.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
#8619
I'm really late tonight! The whole day was messed up ... dad took mom away in the car ... not for Chyna stuff. I had to wait an extra 20 minutes for my dinner! What's up with that?
Hugs
Chyna

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09/30/2014 09:35.54 PM Report This Comment  
  KAJI FOR 10K CLUB VOTE PG# 43005
HEY CHIPPER, HOW YOU DOING? ITS A COLD DAY HERE TODAY. ONLY 57 DEGREES. TOMORROW WILL BE 70.

KACEY

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09/30/2014 09:31.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Chipper!
Cold here today. We had a 30 degree weather change. Supposed to get warmer over the week, but by Saturday, it will be cold again. Sheesh.

Your buddy,
Kaji

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09/30/2014 08:12.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
Today mom had an empty cardboard egg crate for me. She always buys eggs in the cardboard so I can play with them when they are empty. Mom puts different treats in the egg crate and shuts it tight and puts it on my play gym. I rip that thing right up and don’t really get all that much out of it since it falls out and goes down in the grate but mom says its good exercise for me and I do enjoy it too. The first few times mom gave me one she showed me what was inside but sure doesn’t have to show me now and I am not bashful about ripping it open either. Mom says it sounds like I even growl sometimes but I think mom just says that …grrrrr LOL. “Todays are like pistachios. They go fast. So pay attention to today. It is important and delicious“. Hugs~~ Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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09/30/2014 06:48.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
I'm flying by wishing you a greyt day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses and vote#8615 for you from all of us here!Loving you always and forever,Love Peepers

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09/30/2014 06:22.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Chipper!
Hey sweetie! How are you? Hope you had a great day!
Love,
Raffikki

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09/30/2014 06:05.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Chipper~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It's been nice here so far. I had to stay in the night cage a bit longer this morning because mom took the car in to get a new transmission. She had to walk back home because one of the techs there texted in sick. It wasn't a really long walk but it took her longer she expected!
We've been cleaning out the linen closet to make room for the huge packages of toilet paper and paper towels that dad bought at Costco!
Enjoy your evening and I do hope it's just perfect!
love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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09/30/2014 04:36.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Chipper:)
Chilly here tonight. Warming up hewe wif flying by wif a votie for you doe:)))

Wish you a warmer day!

Love,

Come visit me, Dino.

09/30/2014 03:07.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
Deb, Mama of Sky's flock did the pics of the barrel racing, and Gail, Taz's mom, did the awards and the mutton bustin pics.

Well, we have another heat wave on the way, although it is "just" upper 90s this time. Supposed to end by next Wednesday. I thought summer was over, but then in So Cal it is always summer.

For everybirdy admiring my new profile pic, it was a gift sent to me by my dear friend Dixie and his Mama Rose. I really love it, but I am not sure where she got it.

We are supposed to be in the mid 80s today, so I will have an noon or so sunbath. Then Mom is going to get her nails done. She will only be wearing her right contact lens, but since that is the weaker eye she can do it just fine. Fortunately the eye with the infection is the left one which is really good enough to see without a contact. And the antibiotic drops are working great. When Mom looks at the inside of her eyelid (ick!) the infection is no longer visible. She will keep using the drops for four more days as the doc told her to though. And the oral antibiotics for 10 days. Best part is that it doesn't hurt anymore, and she didn't have to go thru that lancing procedure! Sounded very painful.

We are having rice, mushrooms, spinach and Romano cheese for lunch. Mom made it last night, and it turned out very tasty. If you only get one solid meal a day, you want to enjoy it. And just three more weeks until Mom can eat bread and meat again. Of course, she will need to start out slow, but she can't believe how much she is craving a piece of grilled cheese sandwich. Guess you always want what you can't have.

Kiddo

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09/30/2014 11:44.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Chipper
Here's a V4U...I hope your day is awesome.

Love your friend
Snowflake

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09/30/2014 09:40.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
Hope your having a great day too.I am so far because it's my mom's day off and she's home you can't go wrong with that. See you later.

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09/30/2014 09:16.11 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
Today is going to be a quiet one, mom will do some shopping, then later go to dinner with her sis, but she's ours for the day. Of course, that means major cage cleaning, but as long as she's with us, we love it.
Today was Falco's last day on the antibiotics, YAY. Yesterday she flew into the kitchen and solicited a bath, which is the first time that's happened since she hurt my leg in July. Mom thinks the wound on her side is nearly healed, there is just one tiny hard spot left. She will continue to put the healing ointment on it, but Miss Falco is doing quite well now! Thank you for all the support and prayers, Mom and Falco really appreciate it.
I hope you are having another beautiful day, we sure are. It's supposed to cloud up later and maybe rain, but it sure is nice right now. I also hope you get lots of hugs and scritchies today. Hugs from me, Peppino

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09/30/2014 09:05.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Here's your daily vote from Jenny
Happy ToosDay Chipper, it is much cooler today, but it feels so good! Dad's VA visit went better than he could have wished for, the right leg is normal, BP is great, no infection, potassium levels back to normal, but the left leg is coming along more slowly! His reward is yet another VA visit next week, oh joy! Today dad's best friend is coming over to help us set up our new phone, is not an inexpensive one but dad will be able to take pictures and send them to friends, my dad is a real computer nerd, LOL! Have a great day dear friends, and give my love to all in you happy home, see ya tomorrow...

All my love forever, Jenny & my family

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09/30/2014 08:26.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
Just flying by to stamp your Tuesday votie

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

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09/30/2014 06:48.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
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 10:07.58 PM Report This Comment  
  HI Chipper
I am rather shocked as I didn't even know that I won botd!!!! We didn't get a notice in our email from BC and mom was out all day on Sunday:( She will have to spoil me tomorrow as I am in bed now:) Something for me to enjoy...hehe. Thank you for wishing me a congrats:) Wish I had known....

hugs,

Cleo...PS. Love the new pic!

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09/29/2014 08:53.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Thank You Miss Chipper! You're Always So Sweet!
My dear ones,

Thank you with all my heart for your making me BOTD. It is with greyt honor that I receive this because without all of you, there is no BOTD nor BOTM. All of you are who make this happen. I humbly accept this monarchy with good faith to serve with BOTM Queen Chuey. After today, it will be broncos & pirate ships once again! Thank you again for this very special day. (Mom’s making some carrot cake minus the frosting! Come by & have some!)

Hugs to all, SamIAm

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09/29/2014 08:26.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
#8604
Well, I put away my summer things today. This 50's is NOT summer weather! I'm not going to wait any more for it to show up! I'm sitting here in my hoodie with my fuzzy slippers on.
Hugs
Chyna

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09/29/2014 08:18.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
Leaving a Monday vote for you today.

Hugs,

Angel & Pepper

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09/29/2014 06:58.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Dear Chipper
I think you looked good on that sheep for a few seconds, anyway!
You were so brave riding that wild sheep! I'll stick to barrel racing! Spot said the only reason he won was because his toenails got caught in the wool!Hahahaha!!!
See you aroung the KB!
Luv, BonBon♥

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09/29/2014 06:29.32 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Chipper!
Well, I had a long talk with Mom and she agrees with me--since we would have trouble blogging on the game days cuz she works (and doesn't have the ability to login to the BC during the day), I will pass on joining the team, as you have enough players who can fulfill all the rules and stuff like that. I will root for ya, though, and if I get a chance to make it to a game, you know I am gonna be hollering: Warriors! Warriors!

And thank you so much for asking, too. You're the best!

Your buddy,
Kaji

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09/29/2014 05:22.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 29--Igonish Surfin' Lessons with Pookie
Good morning everybirdie, Angel Girl here from the warm, sunny Ingonish beach with today's BOTM blog. It is awesome tanning by the ocean, as the waves roll in softly. We have been having a blast swimming in the ocean, and getting ready for a few quick surfing lessons. I'm not so sure on the bird on a board thing, but it sounds like fun, and I know Little Angel, Dixie and Laka are really good at it. Pookie is gonna give us some tips and pointers on how to surf. Should be lots of fun, and he's a real pro.
" Angel Girl, come on, time to take surfin' lessons" Kaji and Lizzie call as they head to the other end of the beach, were a large number of birds are eagerly waiting for Pookie to instruct them on the hows and why's of safe surfin'. Pookie, climbs up on a piece of drift-wood and begins,
"Let's start with the obvious: Surfboards are made to float on the water. They have a natural center of gravity. If you were to lay any surfboard in a swimming pool, it would come to rest the same way every time. This is what we want to do when you lay on a surf board. That is to have the board remain in the same relation to the water as it was without your weight on it, just a bit lower in the water. A good tip is to find this balance point and lay on your board then make a mark right at your beak-tip. This is a spot best made with a bit of wax or a magic marker. It is a reference point that enables you to put your beak on the same spot every time so the board will react to your weight the same way every time."
Everybirdie lays their board flat on the sand, and Pookie and Sky help them make the mark with a red marker.
"Ok, now do not paddle with both wings simultaneously because this will cause the board to speed up and slow down in the water and you will not be able to maintain constant hull speed through the water. Always paddle with the same wing-stroke, one wing, then the other." The birdies head to the edge, place their boards on the water, climb on, and start to paddle. " Now sit up carefully on your board, try not to t..." Too late Hulk, Gus and BB tip their surf boards over.
"Now it's time to learn how to stand up. Lie on your chest, your head up, looking ahead. Put your wings on the board beside your shoulders tips down like you were going to do a push up. Push your upper body up while at the same time you sweep your feet under you, laying them on the stringer, the line down the middle of the board, so your weight is centered along the stringer" Everybirdie keeps trying until they all stand up nervously. "Ok, here comes a wave, let the wave pick up the board, keep your wings out to balance, and have fun" Pookie watches as the others wobble, some fallin' others keeping their balance,and a few cheat and fly off their boards into the air.
"WOW, this is greyt" LA yells to Dixie
"WEEEEE almost as good as in Hawaii" Dixie grins, keeping his board smoothly moving on the surface.
"AAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!" SPLASH" Sky wipes out into the water sputtering

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09/29/2014 04:40.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Chipper~
I hope your day is going great! I am having a lovely time so far!
I would still like to play on the team if there is room for me! Let me know when the practice starts and I'll be sure to get over there!
enjoy the day sweetie!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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09/29/2014 04:40.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Chipper!:)
FINALLY mom leds me back in hewe. Dad an her haf been sick and busy after dat.
Fall is upon us and it gedding alods cooler and darker hewe, but we like da slower pace after a hot and busy summer:) Long fo Halloween celabration:)

A big votie your way and my best to you:)

Come visit me, Dino.

09/29/2014 02:45.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
Happy Monday I hope your week is off to a good start. Have a good afternoon.

Come visit me, Hulk Vote Jesse(227428) BOTM.

09/29/2014 01:34.02 PM 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

Come visit me, Baby/Vote10K /Ti Paul40680/Chip257319 & Oki,/Vote BOTMChuey245908/Mour- ning Gizmo.

09/29/2014 12:17.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
Dinner last night wasn't at Khalil's since they were closed for vacation. They went to a different place, but it was still a good night out with friends. Mom kind of had her teeth set for Middle Eastern, but they can go there another time.
This morning at the center mom had a trainee. She has actually been there for awhile, doing Quality Care volunteering. Guess I should explain: the center takes volunteers to do dishes and laundry, these are the Quality care volunteers; they also take reception volunteers, and event volunteers; and they have mostly Animal Care volunteers, like mom, although she does everything. Anyway, the Quality care and reception people can also train for animal care once baby season is over, and it's officially done!
So mom trained her in the menagerie area today, and they fed the foxes outside, too, the permanent residents, that is. Now mom is with us the rest of the day, and we like it like that!
I hope you are having a sunny, beautiful day like we are. We've been on a roll of good weather here for over a week now. I hope you are getting lots of love today, too. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, Divo & Falco.

09/29/2014 11:17.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Chipper
I hope you had a gr8 weekend...My mommy's waiting for your mommy to call her soon.

Have an awesome day
Love Snowflake
V4U !!!

Come visit me, Jedi say's Cheyenne's my wife. Happy autumn !!!, Snowflake's married to Apache...Happy autumn !!!, Tweety loves Princess...Yes it's autumn. & Panther loves Coconut...Yessss!!! Autumn's here..

09/29/2014 10:13.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Chipper
Mom and dad mowed and weedeated the home place this weekend ... can you say worn out ... she needs to go to work to rest lol. Hope you have a great Monday. V4U. Hugs.
Love Dory

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

09/29/2014 07:20.01 AM Report This Comment  
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