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Hi! My name is Folger

I am a Congo African Grey from Kalamazoo, MI.

Ha Ho

4 years old   F

Congo African Grey

Cashews, melon.

Her cage or me.

Our Chihuahua puppy

"He is kind to me, gives me nice treats and delicious food and gives me the adoration that I deserve."

When she wants attention she will tug on my pant leg and say, "Tickle Folger?".


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  Saturday Flitzer Day
Hello, Folger and Family!

I've developed a fun little game - when Dad opens the food/water doors of the cage, I slip out the hole. It's much more fun than the regular way of climbing out of the cage.
Daddy says "Holes are for Bowls" =but I just laugh and slip out that hole.
Have a wonderful Saturday. Your Buffalo pal, Flitzer

Come visit me, Flitzer.

01/24/2015 02:39.14 AM Report This Comment  
  BOTM Campaign
I am running in February to become "Bird-of-the-Month" for March.

My campaign will be asking people to visit me and vote for me throughout the month of February.

My Theme: "Flitzer Squawks about Movies" -appropriate for Oscar Month.

Come visit me, Flitzer.

01/22/2015 01:31.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Thursday from Flitzer
Happy Thursday, Folger.

Running late today as Dad had an extended work-out at the gym ["Flitzer-Lifting" isn't enough exercise, I guess, as I ony weigh 80 grams].
Yesterday Dad and his best friend went to see "American Sniper". Dad doesn't take me to the theater but tells me all about it. i really wanna go sometime, cause I *love* popcorn.
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Flitzer.

01/22/2015 06:35.24 AM Report This Comment  
  A Flitzer Wednesday
Happy Hump Day, Folger. Hope you're doing well.

Dad moved my cage across the room - part of the "shake-up" he's doing to get me out of my comfort zone. I was crabby with him in the morning, but sweet happy and cuddly Tues. night.
Dad went to an Indian Buffet with friends for a Birthday last night - great time, but that sadly means "no leftovers".
Thank You for all your kind words regarding my upcoming campaign for BOTM.
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Flitzer.

01/21/2015 03:45.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Celebrating MLK Day
Hello Folger.
Sorry to hear you fell again. Was your Dad able to find a new cage layout for you?

I'm Moody and Bitey w my Dad too right now - I know it's not good -I'm a bit bipolar right now -you never know if I'll be cuddle-bird or bitey-bird.

A frosty slippery morning. Dad managed his first trip in and out without falling ["Bonk"] maybe next time - Ha.
Please note: My campaign has been changed to February. I will be running in Feb for March's Bird-of-the-Month, so I hope that you visit me often in Feb.
Make it a great day. ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Flitzer.

01/19/2015 03:30.21 AM Report This Comment  
  Saturday note from Dad
Note from Flitzer's Dad:
Hello. Flitzer is having some behavioral therapy - per the Avian Vet. He has had 3 days totally inside his cage. Today I am rearranging his cage and will begin to work on his aggressive behavior. He is full of love but needs some behavioral changes to break a couple of new bad patterns.
Wish us luck. ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Flitzer.

01/17/2015 03:57.09 AM Report This Comment  
  hi from Flitzer
Happy Thursday, my Folger Friend.
...and a big "Ha-Ho" to you and your Family.

Looking forward to the Oscar Nominations this morning - we are a "Movie-Loving" Household. Have a great day. ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Flitzer.

01/15/2015 03:56.19 AM Report This Comment  
  a grand "Ha-Ho!" to my friend, Folger
Hello Folger.

Temps in Buffalo dropped from 22 to 4 – all the wet roads and walkways are now skating rinks. Dad does not walk well in this stuff, he says.
Dad has a call in to the Avian Vet as I’m still moody – bitey and defiant. I won’t “step-up” for him, and am biting when I should be loving. I have always been a bit nippy – but this is beyond the norm.
I still show him love and affection –on my terms. It’s been over 20 days and he was hoping I would be out of this mode by now.
Dad is waiting to hear back from her.
Last night Dad was eating “Tortilla Strips” and I stole one to try. It was bigger than my head. I sat on Dad’s arm –looking him in the eye, and challenging this chip. It was yummy, but I couldn’t eat much of it.
Have a great day. ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Flitzer.

01/13/2015 03:44.49 AM Report This Comment  
  a cold Flitzer Saturday
Yeah Yeah Buffalo snow - - cold, wet, miserable and all that.
We had POPCORN Night.

Daddy pops popcorn on the stove with kernals and oil [The good old-fashioned way].
I know it's that special time from the first I hear the kernels being poured into the pan. Those popping sounds, that smell - ahhh.

Both Dad and I love our popcorn. I even get my own separate bowl - but I swear, the popcorn in Daddy's bowl is better -so I do go steal a little of his.
~Wings Up~ =Flitzer

Come visit me, Flitzer.

01/10/2015 02:54.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Thursday with Flitzer
"Ha-Ho", my friend.

Coldest night of the year - so far. Daddy stayed home. He went to bed early with all his clothes on. We had a peaceful night. Snow ahead. Dad claims to prefer the cold to the snow
"I can drive through cold'. Everyone have a great day. ~Wings Up~ =Flitzer

Come visit me, Flitzer.

01/08/2015 03:48.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer on a Sunday
Flying by to shout "Ha-Ho" to my friend, Folger.

Wow - it's that nasty roller-coaster weather. Freezing rain, then warm - then high-winds, then arctic-cold the rest of the week. Geeez...

Dad gave me matchstick carrots today - my favorite. They have to be the right shape and size - I hate when he tries to cut up other carrots pretending they are the ones I like. HA - I am The Bird, and I know....
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Flitzer.

01/04/2015 03:09.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Friday
Happy Friday, Folger.
Dad is talking about throwing out the snacks in the house and eating better starting today.

Dad took a friend to see "Into the woods" which they liked very much.
Make it a Great Day. ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Flitzer.

01/02/2015 03:44.03 AM Report This Comment  
  A Flitzer New Year
Happy New Year!
Daddy had a small quiet party - lotsa snacks {I liked the Pita Bread] and a schlocky 70's movie,
"The Poseidon Adventure" (1972).

Let's all have a Great Year! ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Flitzer.

01/01/2015 03:47.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Tuesday Tuesday - Can't Trust That Day Either..Ha
Hello Foger from Flitzer-Bird. A BIG HA-HO to you!

A frosty cold day. Daddy is taking a friend shopping for 3 households -going to bring back things for New Year's Eve as well as foods I love to eat. Yay. ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Flitzer.

12/30/2014 03:33.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Saturday from Flitzer n Dad
Hi. Slowly getting better. I still don't want to be touched by Daddy, but I will fly to his shoulder and hug his neck. I hope this moodiness disappears soon. i try to express to Dad how much I love him -but I am still "moody-bitey" bird. ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Flitzer.

12/27/2014 03:37.29 AM Report This Comment  
  A Flitzer Christmas
A quiet Christmas morning here. Dad let me taste the eggnog and we will have Christmas treats today.
Blessings to all. ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Flitzer.

12/25/2014 03:41.11 AM Report This Comment  
  Feisty Flitzer
Feisty today - Daddy better watch my beak!
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Flitzer.

12/23/2014 03:32.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Friday
Happy Friday, Ha-Ho!
- Cold and Icy here in Buffalo. it looks like we will have a 'White Christmas'...anyone surprised?
Did you know how I got my name? "Flitzer" is German for "to streak or fly very fast". It's used for cars and planes.
My Dad loved a little roller-coaster called "The Flitzer" at Crystal Beach Amusement Park, and I am named for that coaster.
There are times Dad wishes he named me "Sit Still" -HA! ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Flitzer.

12/19/2014 03:45.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Sunday Flitzer
I have a silly Dad. I tried to gently tell him all week that the 13th was our Anniversary, but he kept thinking it was the 14th.

Dec 13th, 2008 I came to live with him and we started this crazy time together. He's not the smarted human, but we laugh together and love a lot. I guess I've got a good life here.
Happy 6th Anniversary. ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Flitzer.

12/14/2014 02:57.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Snowy Flitzer Thursday
Here comes the snow again
Falling on my head like a memory
Falling on my head like a new emotion
I want to walk in the open wind
I want to talk like lovers do
I want to dive into your ocean
Is it snowing with you

Why Dad wants to live in this 'Winter Wonderland' of Buffalo, NY I'll never know.
I guess he just needs more warm birdie-hugs. ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Flitzer.

12/11/2014 04:08.39 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey - it's Flitzer
It's Monday again.
Sunday I got to squawk to Gramma on the phone, played with toys -and even had 'popcorn time' in the evening. ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Flitzer.

12/08/2014 03:44.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Thursday from Flitzer
Hello, Folger. You fell again? You really have to modify those new dance steps!
Daddies seek the wise spiders when they need help solving things. Hope your Dad can come get help with a new cage for you.
Daddies are silly - but their love is true and beautiful.
Have a good day - and please go gentle on that dancing.
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Flitzer.

12/04/2014 03:01.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello from Buffalo
Hello, Folger, Dear Friend. Thank you for your note.
Yes, i am a clumsy bird and take a fall once in a while. it stuns me for a second, but I'm rarely hurt. I do leave a small "poop" behind in the spot I fell. -lol- I don't know - it's just what I do.
My Daddy frets over me a lot. He wants to be a good "birdie daddy", but sometimes he's just silly.
BTW: I go by different names too. "Flitzer", "King Flit-Flit", "My Little Love"...on and on.

When Daddy comes home he calls out "HELLO, THE BIRD" to greet me - because - I am The Bird.

Have a joyous day dear one, we send our love and are both very glad you're OK.

Give a kiss to your kind Dad for us as well.
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Flitzer.

12/02/2014 03:35.57 AM Report This Comment  
Hi, sweet Folger - "Ha-Ho" to you -

Happy Sunday - A Big Flitzer Hug n *Kiss-Kiss*

Come visit me, Flitzer.

11/30/2014 03:20.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Thanks Everyone
Hello, Sweet Folger - HaHo!

A blessed Thanksgiving to all my bird friends and their servants.

Let us be Thankful to our creator for all His wondrous gifts and blessings.

Thank You for being a friend.
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Flitzer.

11/27/2014 02:25.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer's Back...and my Front too!
Hello Sweet Folger - of is it Ha-Ho today - a bird of so many names....Hmmmm

Hey - happy Tuesday. Had trouble getting on BirdChannel yesterday, so I had to fly away.

Hope all is well with you. Daddy has a busy day, but I have crackers and apples to eat.
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Flitzer.

11/25/2014 03:28.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Folger
Hello, sweet friend

Thankful we didn't get much snow here -maybe 8"
Friends are trapped in their homes South of us - and roofs on businesses and homes strained by the weight of the snow. We pray that the clean-up is quick and that there will be no more loss of life. ~Hugs~

Come visit me, Flitzer.

11/21/2014 03:31.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello from snowy Buffalo
Hello, Ha-Ho!

Yes, our Southtowns got over 60" of snow - and now it's shifted North.
We here in North Buffalo are expecting 12-15" here today - and maybe more tomorrow.

Snow is falling at 3-4" an hour - and I DO hope it stops - Daddy does not like to go out in the snow.
We have plenty of coffee, tea, and treats here at home. I do my best to keep my Dad smiling and laughing through this Wintry Day.

We may even play Christmas Music today. ["Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow"]
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Flitzer.

11/19/2014 06:06.39 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey, Folger -
I can't seem to manage almonds either. If Dad takes them out of the shell and crushes them a bit...

I do love peanuts - I scatter peanut shells everywhere.
Sometimes I just drop the nut inside - the shredding of the shell is the fun part.


Come visit me, Flitzer.

11/15/2014 08:06.40 AM Report This Comment  
  It's Flitzer Friday!
Hello, Floger Ha-Ho!
Happy Friday from Flitzer & Dad.

Frosty windows here in Buffalo, but the snow in the air hasn't accumulated much yet.

Daddy's older lady friend (93) is fine - she broke her glasses [now replaced] in her fall, and bruised her face -but no other ill-effects.

Have a super day. ~~Wings Up~~

Come visit me, Flitzer.

11/14/2014 04:01.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Flitzer Friday
Happy Friday.
Dad went out for his favorite meal last night: turkey. He tells me that it's ok to eat turkeys and chickens - I try to believe him....but they are BIRDS.
Have a great day, ~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Flitzer.

11/07/2014 04:09.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Thursday from Flitzer
Hey, Ha-Ho.
Hope you're doing well.

Another fine day.
Spent a lot of time yesterday with Daddy. He was home on the sofa for a while. I preen his hair and rub my beak in his beard. I love Daddy-n-bird time.
~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Flitzer.

11/06/2014 04:15.08 AM Report This Comment  
  happy Tuesday from Flitzer
A cool morning here in Buffalo. Should be nice, but windy, today. Still showing SNOW in the forecast for the weekend.
Daddy and I are having Blueberry Muffins today :)

Come visit me, Flitzer.

10/28/2014 03:45.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Flitzer
A dreary rainy week but Dad keeps the fun going indoors.
Have a great day.

Come visit me, Flitzer.

10/24/2014 03:21.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy September from Flitzer
Hello, Ha-Ho. Hope you're having a great day. Give your Daddy a HUG from me. --Flitzer

Come visit me, Flitzer.

09/13/2014 06:15.45 AM Report This Comment  
Hello my friend. Yes, love fruit. I love apples, pears, grapes (they're toys and food), strawberries.
We have "banana-time" almost every day when Dad and I share a banana.

Have a wonderful day. --Flitzer

Come visit me, Flitzer.

08/14/2014 03:30.39 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Tuesday
Happy Tuesday, Ha-Ho. Hope this note finds you well.
My Dad has a very busy day today, but we're spending time bonding over breakfast. Love from your pal in Buffalo.

Come visit me, Flitzer.

08/12/2014 04:13.02 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Ha-Ho. Hope you're enjoying this beautiful June Day. Hugs to all your family. ~Wings Up~ --Flitzer

Come visit me, Flitzer.

06/15/2014 01:59.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Thanksgiving from Flitzer
Hi, Folger. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving. I am thankful for my silly, wonderful Dad and all I have.

Come visit me, Flitzer.

11/28/2013 09:13.02 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Folger
Welcome to BC. I see you haven't been on here since you made your new page. I'm here to help you get out and make new friends on here. My name is Zeena and I am a Macaw from Ontario, Canada. I hope we can be friends.
To visit other birds who blog you on your new page
read through the names in RED below their blog. When you see their name CLICK on it. That takes you right to the page for the bird.
Once there you can scroll to the bottom and leave them a blog.

To vote for other birds
Just click their VOTE BUTTON above their profile photo.

You will enjoy it here on BC once you start to visit other birds and make new friends.

hugs and a vote

Come visit me, jesse, AMANDO, PLEASE VOTE ME BOTM IN JANUARY, Little Angel, Jack,, sarah little bird, Rally and Lacie, angel girl, Santa Birdie is Coming Soon, zeena, SKY, Thank-you for BOTD everybirdie, zeke, thank you friends for BOTD, Sky Flock Rainbow Bridge Memorial page, sweetie, thank you for the prayers, poncho wishing all a Merry Christmas, casey, broken wings, broken promises & Flynn, wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

10/09/2013 08:14.31 AM Report This Comment  
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