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Owner considered a clutch of 4 birds -I was the eldest and decided I wanted him. I waited patiently as my owner was attracted to the others, but he was Mine and I let him know that I was "The Bird".

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Hi! My name is Flitzer

I am a Green-Cheeked Conure from Buffalo, NY.

"My Little Love", "Flitter-Bug", "King Flit-Flit", "Mr. Poopers"

6 years old   M

Green-Cheeked Conure

Carrots, Apples, Bananas, Brocoli. Doritos, Edy's Fruit Bars. Peanuts

Wooden Perch, Happy Hut, Daddy's shoulder

I speak "Bird", not "English". Please stop trying to make me say things in English. I say: "Kiss-Kiss" when Daddy greets me in the morning, and "Seeds" when it's Seed-Time. ..isn't that enough?

He makes up silly songs about me. He says "I love you" every chance he gets.

Dad knows that ^I* am THE BIRD, and treats me like a King.


love to twirl forks and spoons.

I'm The Bird. Pretty birrrrd..

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  HELLO FROM LITTLE LUCY
Hi Flitzer,
Mommy says that it’s been too long since she blogged for me. Mommy is birdie-sitting again this weekend. Ususally the birds Mommy watches come to our house, but these birdies get to stay home in their own cages because they live only a mile and a half away. Mommy always sits for these birdies when their parronts go away. There’s a very old yellow headed Amazon, an African cape parrot and two lovies. There used to be three, but the mama lovebird, the oldest, died about a month ago. She had cancer. So sad.

Mommy took me for a car ride the other day when she went to the post office. She usually puts me in my carrier and she straps me into the rear seat, but since this was a very short trip, she let me ride on her shoulder. I love that. I kissed her and preened her hair all the way there and back. I hope your weekend is fun.
Lots of Love and Hugs from Your Friend, Little Miss Lucy♥

P.S. About the Helen Mirren movie...Mommy says you can't always trust the critics. She frequently doesn't agree with them...like when "Little Miss Sunshine" won the Oscar! She thought that was a terrible movie!

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04/19/2015 01:14.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer
Today is Sunday
I'm flying by your page
to stamp U your daily votie
Have a greyt weekend
be a good birdie
Go to church if U can
see U tomorrow
wing's hugs
Your Pal, Oki

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04/19/2015 11:54.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer
I wouldn't want to watch fish either. Tho' mom did consider getting me a goldfish to keep me company--silly mom.
She had a budgie once that was fearful of the snake on a Nature show.
Polly

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04/19/2015 11:01.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer
This morning was a bright sunny morning but quite cold out there! Our highs for the day will be 53 and the lows will be 39,its 50 right now and cold.Mom had planned to take us all out on the deck today to enjoy some sunshine but that's not going to happen now.Mom got us all up early and cleaned our cages and room and we got some fresh bean mix and then she did all the vacuuming on the whole downstairs.Mom was going to go outside today to plant the mini daffodil plants on Mario's grave but its too cold to put the plants out there now.Then Mom was getting ready to get more things done when skin bro IM' d her and wanted her to drive him to Buzzard's Bay to pick up his bike which is over the Bridge.Mom dropped everything she was doing and started to get her car ready to put the bike in and then to go and get dressed when my dad told her that he would drive skin bro to Buzzard's Bay to get the bike.So he finished taking all the stuff out of Mom's car,our car seat,Mom's lumbar support on her seat,and all Mom's crates in the trunk for groceries.Skin bro came and dad took off with skin bro and her car.Mom is happy about that as she just hates driving.Dad was raking leaves in the yard but they were all wet and yucky from the rain and snow and he just jumped at the chance to drive skin bro to get his bike.He was going to burn more brush but the wind was way too strong for that.Mom may still go out and clean out her flower garden later on as she really wants to see whats coming up and if her bleeding heart plants are going to return this year.
Oh you just have to enjoy each and every nice day you can outside! I don't think I'd enjoy a movie that's all about fishes either!Now put a movie on about parrots and that would get my attention!Or music!
Wishing you a greyt day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm GCC hugs and soft GCC kisses!Loving you always and forever,your GCC friend,Love Dixie

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04/19/2015 10:24.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer
You sure are a lucky birdie getting to go outside I can't wait until I can get outside again. Have a great day.

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04/19/2015 10:15.39 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer buddy
Howdy, Mikey D here, at the camp readying to head into Widow's Creek. Cappy the tunnel-bird champ and his crew are already heading towards the Ghost Town, digging their tunnel quickly under Black Bart's beak, and moving in to place to rescue Jesse from their felonious grasps.
Ms BB rides back quietly into camp, unseen by the busy birds, it isn't until she speaks they realize she is there, " the tunnel birds are gettin' near the saloon! I seen a big pile of dirt outside of camp. Black Bart still has not shown himself. Some of his gang are still at Widows Creek waiting for the surprise you have planned for them. The group have got the horses away unnoticed and should have them here in the remuda any minute."
"It's time everyone!" Mikey D says loudly enough to be heard by all, "OK drivers, carporals act real casual-like, and don't let them know anythings up! Gun-birds, stay safe, wait for the signal, " Where's that feather-plucked rat?" before you come out shootin' and may God be with us!"
"The horses are stashed safely among the herd of cattle and mules, " Peppino reports to the others.
"Everybirdie knows the part they must play to successfully rescue Jesse and keep us and our cargo safe. Black Bart will regret messing with us again." Silver exclaims, as he and Pepper check their weapons.Pookie says "I'm all ready lets start heading out. I've got my rifle along with a night vision scope attached. I never leave home without it." he climbs up into the wagon. Peepers,Celine and the rest of the Dixie flock are all eager to help dig and be tunnel birds!They all grab a shovel to show Mikey D just how strong and fast they can be! Cappy directs the work, as dirt flies quickly out of the tunnel. Kaji takes a quick look of the work and reports back to the others that the tunnel is nearly finished.
"Let's move'em out!" Mikey D calls as he snaps the reins of his team and pulls them out onto the rough, rutted road. Kiddo spins around and draws his gun to show he is ready for Black Bart before jumping up onto the back of one of the empty wagons, joining the others hidden away in the beds of the Schooners. They move along at a slow walk, no birdie eager for what is to come. In the distance Mikey D spies Widow's Creek and can just make out a small figure of a bird watchin' them.
The Tunnel completed, Cappy waits for a few minutes to regroup his team before them head inside to make their way towards the saloon. They check their guns, and follow into the darkness. They wait to hear the signal shot from Sky at the Widow Creek. Then they will bust through the final inches of dirt and bust into the back of the saloon to save Jesse. Falco and Chyna take a deep breath as they wait. Very bird's nerves are on edge, ready to swing into action......
Mikey D holds up his wing, as they pull carefully into the opening at Widow's Creek..
see ya tomorrow, MIKEY D

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04/19/2015 09:39.31 AM Report This Comment  
  HI FLITZER!!!!
Yes another nice day here again today but the temps are a lot cooler...So happy to hear you got the chance to go outside yesterday because if it was like here it was absolutely gorgeous...I am sure you are going to have to make the best of today because the movie Dad is going to see will be a long one...Yes if we are not interested in movies the parronts watch we just take naps....Make the best of today while you wait for Dad to come home...Many birdie wing hugs to you my dear friend..Love, Coconut(#260355) :o)

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04/19/2015 09:20.38 AM Report This Comment  
  HI FLITZER!!!!
Hooray for Flitzer he got to go outside in his travel cage on a beautiful day...Hope you enjoyed it..Sure bet you did.Yeah when the parront have some movies on that are of no interest of us we just tend to take our naps but if we hear birds chirping we chime in with them..Guessing you will be spending a big part of your day in lockup since Dad will spending a long time at the movies...Try and make the best of it and have a nice Sunday anyway...Just pecked another vote for you...Many wing hugs to you my friend...Stormy :o)

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04/19/2015 08:49.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer
We had movie night last night, mom rented Birdman on demand. The biggest problem was that we were in lockdown because Jessica is a little afraid of us. Falco made her displeasure known by screaming every now and then, I chattered, but not as long as I did last movie night, and Willie was the good boy among us(of course). Maxine even put in her 2 cents worth.
Mom bought more pellets and some poop off at the warehouse yesterday, and got Willie one of his favorite kinds of foot toy, one made of cardboard with excelsior and a little treat inside.
Today she has a later tour at the museum, so she's hoping to finish cleaning out her pots for planting this years annuals before she goes. It's going to be a girl scout troop and they want the biomes tour. Apparently they've been doing some ecostudies in troop meetings, which is really good.
I hope you are having another great spring day. It's supposed to be nice here all day and rain later on, towards evening. May you have warm and sunny skies, lots of cuddles and scritches, too. Hugs, Peppino

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04/19/2015 08:29.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer
It's Sawyer.
Sorry we weren't on yesterday but mom's cold was really bad and dad had to help her all day. Dad's cold is better but he still has it. They are both coughing a lot but guess it shows that their colds are breaking up. Sounds like the recovery is worse than the cold itself.
Today will be clear, with a high of 80 and a low of 54.
Hope your day is good.
Hugs,
Sawyer.

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04/19/2015 07:08.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Flitzer
Sounds like everybirdie had wonderful temps on Sat. We were happy ours dropped from the 80s back to the 70s. Had the windows and front door open for lots of fresh air. Well, until the neighbors (on both sides of us) noisy gardening service arrived with the blower and mower! Glad you got to go along on the visit.

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04/19/2015 05:08.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi
Do u have a theater that runs vintage movies in your town? Nice dad takes u with him visiting.

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04/19/2015 04:03.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Have fun with SOM today !
Not only did we have our first cookout of the season yesterday, we watched GUYS AND DOLLS - it was a glorious day - in the 70's ! The rest of the week we're only in the 50's :( UGH

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04/19/2015 02:10.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer!
Dad got the movie night at the Museum 2 and it was a funny one!

Well I liked it and so did the parronts.

Here's a vote for you.

Hugs,

Pookie and Laka

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04/19/2015 01:07.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer
Did it work? Are you very green today?
It was another nice day for us. But, Sunday will be 53 and partly cloudy. By Wednesday, it will be in the 30's. Was that our spring/summer? I hope not!
I didn't get any beach weather yet!!!!
Hugs
Chyna

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04/18/2015 10:16.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer
CONCLUSION ON SPIDERS
Cellar spiders which have super long legs like daddy long legs (which are not spiders) love to eat ants. if you have those tiny tiny little ants running around in your house cellar spiders will eat all of them.
3. Antarctica is the only continent in the world where you will absolutely not find a spider. There are creatures who live there like whales and penguins, but people and spiders stay away from the Antarctica lifestyle. because arthropods like to keep their butts warm, just like humans do.
4. Spiders possess shyness as a personality trait just like people .Spiders, even large ones like tarantulas, are docile in nature. Most spiders are inherently shy critters. They get squished more often than they actually bite humans. Spiders will defend themselves in rare cases, but these buggies mostly get scared and hide in the presence of danger.Because of their shyness they ALMOST NEVER seek out humans to bite. When spiders and humans come in contact, it is usually when they are looking for warmth or just happen to be seeking out food and we bump into each other.
5. Although we have all the eyes that we need, both spiders and humans rely on our other senses.You would think having eight eyes would be all the eyes that you need to see perfectly, but for most spiders that is not the case. Nearly all spiders have eight simple eyes, but having six more peepers than us, doesn’t make their vision any more superior since most arachnids have poor eyesight. On average, over six out of 10 people need to wear glasses or contact lenses, making our visual impairments almost identical to that of spiders. Instead, both spiders and people depend on our other senses, like sound, taste and touch, to help us survive. Nobody’s perfect; not people with two eyes nor arthropods with a whopping eight.

it is a pain to remove all those webs, mainly because they gather so much dust but consider letting spiders be or releasing them back outside the next time you see arachnid amigos in your home. plus i find them quite tasty
love Queen Boo Boo

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04/18/2015 09:47.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Flitzer!
We love movies too--but Mom doesn't get to watch many of them. She says she would never get anything done! hehe.

Wing hugs coming at ya!
Your buddy,
Kaji

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04/18/2015 09:43.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer
Yesterday morning when mom was going down to skin brothers to go with DIL it was just getting daylight. Mom didn’t think her headlights were on and always keeps them on auto so they come on when needed and go off when they arent needed, Well she kept putting the high beams on and could tell there was a difference and here they were not on auto. The day before the car was at the garage getting inspected and apparently the guy turned the lights off of auto. Mom was glad she found out before she went far though. “Good friends are like stars. You don’t always see them but you know they are there.” Leaving a vote for you.~~Your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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04/18/2015 07:13.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer
Mom just met someone from Buffalo and they too have a Green Cheek that looks just like us.Wishing you a greyt day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm GCC hugs and soft GCC kisses!Happy Saturday my GCC friend!Leaving a vote for you too!Love always,Dixie

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04/18/2015 04:57.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer,
Flying by with a vote!
Have a good night!!

Your friend,
Chipper

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04/18/2015 04:10.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer
Well, it is another warm one here today, so Dad let Mom know I needed to get out for my sunbath before they did the regular Saturday grocery run. So we were out there at 10:30, and it was already warm enough Mom had to move to the shade. I loved it!

Then after Mom went to buy my sugar snap peas, and a couple of things for her and Dad to eat she came in my room to share her lunch. They had picked up El Diablo burgers again with the free coupons Mom got from her trainer Becky. They got the 1/2 pounder burgers this time, and Mom bought fried zucchini as her side since the jalapeno poppers made for a little too much heat last time (can you say burning lips?) Anyway she loved the fried zucchini, but me not so much. I picked up and rejected the same piece three times. And although Mom loved the burger in my opinion it was just OK, but even though Mom cut hers in half and left the other half for Dad she couldn't finish it. Too big~! Then as she got to the bottom of the paper box holding the zucs she scored one French fry!! Needless to say I immediately grabbed it. Score! And I have to say that my favorite part of the entire lunch was the box that held the zucchini. So Mom let me have it for a toy. It's pretty much confetti now.

Then she sat and read with me for a while, but I am not even getting a chance to dictate my blogs. Due to my past bad behavior this week with the desk drawers, and Dad being home....well, let's just say Mom is hoping a few days of being left in my room will make me forget about those drawers. Keep dreaming, Mom!

Kiddo

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04/18/2015 01:58.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Flitzer~
I hope you are enjoying your weekend!!
Hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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04/18/2015 12:43.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer
Hope your weekend is off to a good start.

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04/18/2015 11:33.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer
WELL HOWDYYYY!, Mikey D finally back online. WOW, no net was sure tough. Didn't know how we'd make it much longer. Thankfully we can just pick on up were we left off. We gathered together to plan our rescue of Jesse and a greetin' for Black Bart he'd not soon forget. Lizzie had rustled up a great meal, but nobirdie seem too hungry with so much about to take place. With the wagons unloaded, and Apache, Bon Bon. Angel and Willie standin' guard we set about makin' plans on how to carry out our mission.
" I have scouted out Widow's Creek." Ms BB explained, " There is 1 road through the creek with lots of cover to hide in. That's bad for us cause Black Bart has his gang hid in it. I seen the movements they made back and forth to their horses. " BB paused for emphases "The cover is good for us cause we can sneak up & get the drop on them. Maybe a few birds can sneak in & lead their horses away.?"
"Now, that sounds like a workable idea, " Zippy says eager to get goin' and save Jesse. "I volunteer to go!"
"I will too" Parker adds. " Me too!" Flitzer offers.
"OK, you be careful. Take their horses back around the creek, and into our remuda for safe keepin. But be careful." Mikey D says, patting them each on the shoulder. He knows he's picked the best birds to do that job. Angel-tiel, Pepper and Peppino join the group as they ride out of camp to carry out their mission. Angel & Pepper are happy to help the birdies execute the "surprise" for Black Bart!
"We need to get these wagons hitched and ready." Sky adds looking at Mikey D for direction. "I'll be honored to be in the wagon as I'm a good shot." Pookie steps forward eager to do his share to help. Cookie and Spot get their guns ready, they know the team will out smart that rotten Black Bart and his gang.
"We're ready to do whatever part we need to help rescue Jesse and keep everybirdie, cargo, etc. safe." Pearl and Silver check their weapons and smiling, join the volunteers climbing into the now empty wagons.
Cappy steps up to help Mikey D and Sky lead the attack. "I'm very proficient with a sling shot lol. " he begins to pick out shooters to be in his wagon. Kiddo re-loads and speaks up "I have my six shooter loaded and ready to go!" he hops into the wagon bed ready to fight. Cappy asks "has anybirdie thought of digging a tunnel into the town? ... Cappy explains he is very adept at digging escape tunnels .
"NOW, that's a plan" Mikey D says grinning widely, We need tunnel birds quick! Any volunteers? Wings go up all over camp. "Cappy, you take all the tunnel-birds you need and head into town. Tunnel your way carefully towards the saloon. "Jesse!, we'll be there soon!"
see ya tomorrow, MIKEY D

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04/18/2015 10:50.36 AM Report This Comment  
  HI FLITZER!!!!
Happy Saturday to you to Flitzer..We are having a gorgeous sunny day with temps going in the high 70 here..Enjoy your day.Many birdie wing hugs to you my friend...Coconut(#260355) :o)

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04/18/2015 09:10.18 AM Report This Comment  
  HI FLITZER!!!!
Happy Saturday to you also..Gorgeous sunny day with temps in the 70s here...Have a great day....Pecked a V4U...Many birdie wing hugs to you my friend, Stormy :o)

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04/18/2015 08:55.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer
Today is Saturday
I'm flying by your page
to stamp U your daily votie
Have a greyt weekend
be a good birdie
see U tomorrow
wings hugs
Your Pal, Oki

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04/18/2015 08:18.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer
Today mom has a class in handling RVS animals, then she is going to the bird warehouse to pick up a few things.
This afternoon she is hoping to get outside, it's supposed to go to 79! It will be a great day to finish the cleanup in the yard and gardens, and catch a few rays while doing it. Tonight mom, Aunt Gin, and her niece Jessica will be here for pizza and a movie. They are renting Birdman. It seems some folks love it and others don't, so I guess it got them all curious.
I hope you are having a great day and getting some sun, spring, cuddles, and scritches. Hugs, Peppy

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04/18/2015 07:42.15 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Flitzer
Thanks for liking our new derby pic. We weren't gonna make one but thought if we could find new hats that we would. Took awhile but finally found something different than last year so we entered the contest.

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

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04/18/2015 06:02.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Flitzer,
Here's a Saturday vote for yas!

Hugs,

Pookie

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04/18/2015 04:08.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Flitzer
It's going to be near 70 today ! ! Doesn't get much better :) First cookout of the season on the agenda :) With corn !

While me and daddy were waiting for mom to come home yesterday I started hollering - daddy gave me scritches, he came to play with me, he gave me a strawberry treat . . . nothing helped. FINALLY, he pulled out my bathtub and I jumped right in ! It would not have taken mom so long to figure out what I wanted !
Jeeeeesh !

I hope you have a terrific day ! love Cookie

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04/18/2015 02:41.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer
the more spiders we have around the less chance for the need of any poisonous insecticides.for the next 2 days i would like to talk about SPIDERS. my mom and Cori are very afraid of them but would never hurt one .Spiders are one of our most misunderstood creatures. There are movies about them taking over your house, they are depicted in autumn decorations designed to scare people,but spiders are just like us. From our mutual disdain for mosquitoes and some species tend to their young, we have a lot in common with this arachnid . Plus, We need spiders in order to survive.Before you squash that spider that you just spied crawling across your floor, consider these five fascinating facts about these eight-leggers.
1. Mother spiders stay with their babies, just like we do.Almost all spider moms protect their young by creating a safe “blanket” made of silk to cover them with and then guard the sac until hatching. The moms that don’t leave or die before their babies hatch will stay with their wee spiderlings and care for them. The wolf spider, who is known as super-spider-mom, will carry the egg sac with her until her tots hatch. Once the wolf spider babies are born, they climb onto mom’s back and ride along until they are full developed. They survive by eating the yolk from their egg sacs. The wolf spider babies go everywhere that mama goes, including during her hunting. If a baby falls off of her back, she will halt what she’s doing and wait for the little bugger to hop back on. Comb-footed spider mamas also stay with their little ones and feed their offspring with liquid from their mouths. This all sounds a bit like attachment parenting.
2. We have the same archenemy: the mosquito. over one million people die each year due to mosquito-borne illnesses? There are 10 major diseases that are caused by these little buzzers, including Malaria and the West Nile virus. Well, our friend the spider eats those pesky pests. In fact, certain spider species, like the Malaysian jumping spider, get their nutrition solely from mosquitoes. Another jumping spider from Africa is known to eat mosquitoes exclusively, unlike most spiders who eat mosquitoes and other insects. Spiders are also known to stalk mosquitoes like cats
love Queen Boo Boo

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04/17/2015 10:37.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer
so it's broccoli day at your house. Every time I hear that I think of the "chopping broccoli" song on SNL (Dana Carvey)! LOL!
I'm so eggcited! We had 60 and sun today. Looks like Saturday will be the same ... I hope so. I hope all the birds and their families in the tornado and flood areas will be safe.
Hugs
Chyna

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04/17/2015 09:37.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer
This morning was a dark,dismal,dreary and pouring rainy day,with the temperatures highs to be 55 with the lows being 46.It's 52 right now at 9:00pm.Mom got us all up early and cleaned our cages and fed us our warm bean mix.Then she packed Dixie up in his carrier along with the trash in the car and took off to Nana's where she put the trash in Nana's car along with Nana's trash,then Nana got in the car,Mom put Nana's walker in the car and they took off to the dump where Mom dumped out all the recyclables in the rain then she went to the trash area where she dumped the trash,then they went to the bank so Nana could cash a check,then to Falmouth to get all the things skin sis wanted Mom to do for her,then to Dollar Tree to get some things that they needed,then to Shaw's grocery store,where they got some sale items,then back to Nana's so Mom could pick up her car and get it filled with gas as she was riding on fumes,then before they left,Mom unloaded all the groceries from Nana's car,brought Nana's things in the house for her,put her own things in Mom's car,then called skin sis and asked her about her meds she was supposed to get.So before Mom got her gas she and Nana went to the CVS to pick up skin sis's meds,Nana gave Mom the $100.00 to pay for them,Mom will give Nana the money back next week,then Mom drove back to skin sis's apartment, climbed those 17 steps for the third and fourth time to bring the meds to her,rand down those stairs,and Mom drove to Walgreens and both Mom and Nana got some things there that were on sale,then Mom went back to Nana's where they sat and had some coffee and a little something to eat,by that time it was well after 6:30pm,so Mom collected Dixie and cleaned out his cage and went home,where dad unloaded the car while Mom put everything away and got us all fed and cleaned for the night,dad had already given us our snacks,then got a frozen dinner ready for dad's dinner,she was way too tired to start cooking after 7:30pm.Mom will try and get to all of our blogs hopefully without starting to nod off on us.Its been a really long day for her.
Wishing you a greyt day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm GCC hugs and soft GCC kisses,Loving you always and forever,my sweet GCC friend,Love Dixie
Ps: Don't forget to go to Name That Tune and guess the songs!Along with the juke box you will get a special prize photo for guessing the theme for the week!

Come visit me, Gabbie, Kallie, Peepers & Dixie.

04/17/2015 07:57.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer
Mom was up really early this morning …it wasn’t even daylight yet! Mom said she had to go to Pittsburgh again with DIL and the grand so this is the third time and this time he got the root canal done!! He got the shot and went to sleep for it but sure happy and hope another trip wont be ever needed down there again. She came home with a headache of course even though DIL was driving mom just gets stressed out on that trip. The good thing was mom was back home early but that sure was a long time I had to stay in my condo. “Good friends are like stars. You don’t always see them but you know they are there.” Leaving a vote for you.~~Your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

Come visit me, Gus--Chi chi ♥ RIP & Chi chi RIP my sweet girl..

04/17/2015 06:10.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer
Quiet day, but sometimes those are the best. Mom took me out for my sunbath as soon as she got home from the gym, and this time I didn't object to her being all sweaty. The wind seems to have finally died down, so it was a very nice time out there.

After we came inside I got to share my mom's lunch of lo cal lasagna, which she adds cottage cheese to in order to increase the protein. I say it just makes it taste better, since I really like cottage cheese. And the julienne carrots and squash on the side weren't bad either.

However after her shower we came into blog, and it didn't even take me a minute to go after that desk drawer. I can now open not only the little one on top, but the big drawer with all the folders under it. Mom can't figure out how I can do it, since it is pretty heavy. Hey! I am a strong fella!! Apparently that is irrelevant, because I have been banished to my room. I am trusting Mom not to tell any fibs about me in my blogs. Please let me know if she does, OK?

And just another reminder to all you dapper gents and lovely ladies; entries for the Derby Hat Contest are being taken now.

Kiddo

Come visit me, BOTM CALENDAR PAGE, BOTM Founding Feathers, Wedding photos & Kiddo says vote 4 Mikey D #247164 for BOTM!.

04/17/2015 03:01.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Flitzer!
73, sunny, and absolutely wonderful with no real breeze. Got to go to Goodwill with Mom, and then to the apple orchard store to get our stash of popcorn. Got to say hi to a robin, but I scared him cuz he was not expecting another bird to be hollering at him.

Wing hugs,
Your buddy,
Kaji

Come visit me, Kaji ~ Vote MIKEY D. #247164 for BOTM in May!.

04/17/2015 02:15.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer
Wow! you get good food. I like mashed sweet potatoes. Do you ever get those?
Polly

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04/17/2015 01:26.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer
Enjoy that broccoli buddy.I wonder what keeps me green since I dont eat that stuff?Maybe green grapes?Have a good afternoon.

Come visit me, Hulk Vote Mikey D(247164) BOTM.

04/17/2015 12:53.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Flitzer
Is there some significance to the dates and times of the shows for Sound of Music?
Today mom had her best spring day at the center so far. She got to work in the bunny room and take care of the baby squirrels. Many of the babies have been weaned and are eating either salad (bunnies) or mash (squirrels), so mom got to clean their little cages and prepare baby food for them. She loves the babies.
It's cool and cloudy again today. Mom didn't get any work done outside yesterday because while we were blogging it started to rain. It rained on and off all day. Today was supposed to be better, but it's still pretty humid outside and a bit cool. Mom doesn't like to work out there on cool damp days. I hope you are having some good spring weather and getting lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Peppino, in the KB until 4/20, Divo & Falco.

04/17/2015 11:25.18 AM Report This Comment  
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