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Mommy came with her friend to my house that was looking for a Baby LoveBird. I seen mommy and knew she belong to me. So I flew to her and hid under her hair and talk my sweet Lovebird Talk came out and look at her. I knew I was going home with her. I never left her shoulder. Mommy friend got a love bird to. Then we left and We was on our way to our forever homes. When we got home Daddy seen me and fell in love with me he said I was adorable my lBrothers oves me to. You can say I'm very SPOILED already. I'm different a Olive Green Color with a Smokey Grey back and red black tail feathers.

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Hi! My name is RIO I'm not touching your IPad

I am a Lovebird from Bellevue, NE.

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Veggies, Fruits, Eggs, Millet, All Flavors of Rice, Bird Bread, Peanut Butter Toast, Strawberry Jell-O,Cheerieo- 's, Pop Tarts, Corn on the Cob, F.F, Zupreem Pellets, Waffles, Wheat Crackers, Zucchini, Hamburger, Stuffed Jalapeño Peppers, strawberry Cheese Cake, Peaches n Cream Oatmeal,

Loves being with the Family



My new Home , toys, treats and all the Attention I want .

I love playing in Water. I like showers or taking a splash in the water Dish. Love to go for Car rides.

I ALWAYS GET MY WAY!!!!

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  Day 22--Pleasant Bay, Cape Breton Island
WOW, what a thrill to shoot the rapids with my friends this past weekend. After encountering two difficult rapids we made it to the bottom of the river where it enters the St. Lawrence River at Cheticamp. After some shopping and a greyt lunch of lobster and salads, we hiked back to our campsite. Hiking through the Highlands is quite an eggperience in itself. Cape Breton Highlands National Park's hiking trails range from easy strolls to challenging climbs with panoramic views of canyons, highlands and seacoasts. The trails provide a chance to intimately explore the complex habitat of northern Cape Breton Island. Nature doesn't end at the park's boundaries. Many surrounding areas boast equally breathtaking trails. We relaxed for the remainder of the day before setting off by horseback along the trail to Pleasant Bay our next stop-over.

Pleasant Bay (Scottish Gaelic: Am Bàgh Toilichte) is a community on the western coast of Cape Breton Island, on the shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence in Inverness County, Nova Scotia. The community is located on the Cabot Trail, 141 kilometers from Port Hawkesbury. Pleasant Bay is known as the whale watching capital of Cape Breton and marks the center of the Cabot trail. This small coastal community offers an idyllic setting for hiking and for enjoying the wonders that nature has to offer. The main industry here is fishing, lobster in spring and snowcrab in the summer. The forest here is home to a variety of birds, fox, coyote, and snowshoe hare.

The ride was 3 hours long, over rocky, mountainous terrain, through heavily forested areas, that gave a breath-taking view of the ocean from our high elevation. Wes topped often to take photos and enjoy the panoramic view. Once we arrived in Pleasant Bay and made camp, we rode the short trip back into town to shop for more souvenirs at the Timmon's Art Studio. They specialize in wood carvings. They specialize in hand carved whales, dolls, fisherman and animals, painted drift wood and rocks, and folk art painting. Local artists do all the work. It is fun, colourful, and whimsical. They are easily recognizable by the large carved fisherman in front of the studio (a rebuilt fishing shack). After a day of exploring we headed back to our campsite for a quieter evening by the bonfire.

"Com' on Sky, you have enough jars of pickles" BB stood waiting by the horses as Sky paid the clerk for the pickles he'd purchased.

"Never have enough" Sky said, quickly packing his treasures into his saddlebag. He grins and wink at Little Angel. She shook her head in agreement. BB looked at Sky a smirk on her face. She simply mounted Sundancer and turned her back into the trail. Sky following close at her hooves.

Tomorrow we'll take a trip out to sea to watch the whales and maybe do a little deep-sea exploring of our own. Better go check on the diving suits and snorkels.

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09/22/2014 03:53.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Rio !
You ask what I did this weekend ? Look at my heap ! I spent yesterday carrying one card at a time into my fortress - OK, not all 52, I have only 51 - mom's nephew tore one which is how they got to be mine in the first place ! When I finished it still looked a little empty so I brought some toys in too ! Now mom can't touch any of it ! ! ! HA HA That's because mom had to go run errands ! OK, one of them was grocery shopping, so I can't complain too much - I love food !



Happy Fall'yall ! love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie - look at my fortress of heap !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

09/22/2014 02:47.18 PM Report This Comment  
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09/21/2014 06:02.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 21--Cheticamp River Kayaking part 2
Hello Everybirdie, Angel Girl with today's BOTM post. What fun it is to kayak down the rapids, and paddle through the quiet calm between high mountain peaks towering above the river far beneath. As the remainder of our group finish their trip through the first rapids, we paddle along, on calm still waters. Along the shoreline we see a Moose grazing in the cool of the tall tree-lined river. A lone coyote dashes out of sight as we draw near to his hiding spot. The Canadian Geese honk their annoyance of our intrusion upon their domain. It isn't long before making a large curve in the River we enter our second, longer rapids.
"Hey, this is greyt. Like a long roller coaster" Peppino squeals delightfully as he, Rio and Tango paddle fast entering the swift current, bobbing like an apple in a barrel of water
"Snowy, paddle on the right" Finnegan calls out, paddling frantically as their kayak is pulled into the rapids
" okay everybird watch out for boulders, and fallen tree branches, be careful, see ya at the bottom" Angel shouts as her kayak rushes head-long into the fast moving waters ahead.
"Chyna, you need to lean to the lean back so we stay upright." Cori warns her.

"Spot, you look sea-sick" BonBon giggles making fun for her frother, " you ain't gonna puke are you?"
"BonBon, behave" Poppa Sky tells her as he and BB flash by, barely avoiding a giant red boulder poking out of the river.
Pearl and Silver let their kayak go and keep their paddles on the ready to push away from the rocks, they glide smoothly to the bottom of the rapids where they wait for the others. Sugar and Jenny0Lynn with Lalo and Sweetie in a tandem kayak begin to paddle to the further left edge before pointing into the rushing rapids. Their kayak bobs roughly, then smooths out sailing through the water swiftly. the girls watching intently for snags under the water, and pushing off from the great boulders that point their angry heads towards the sky. Hulk bravely paddles into the rapids, Snowy and Strawberry paddling on the right to keep them steady as the current under he surface draws them along to the bottom.
Chipper, Cheyenne, Cookie and TiPaul enter the rapids last, their kayak begins to wobble and then straightens out. They paddle madly as a black form seems to leap out of the water just ahead. The water is too strong and their kayak bumps the rock, causing it to spin in a circle. Facing backwards their kayak is out of control as they drop down the rapids too fast. Chipper yells as water washes over them. Cookie and Cheyenne, paddle in reverse, slowing their descent. Together they work to turn their kayak, as more rocks rush towards them. The others watch in shock as their friends dip out of sight under the water. Holding their breath they wait. "There they are!" everyone cheers."
Breathing hard the foursome stops in the midst of the others.
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09/21/2014 05:13.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 20- Cheticamp River Kayaking
Hello everybirdie, Angel Girl here with today's wet BOTM post. We finally arrived at the inland beginning of the Cheticamp River, where we found our Kayaks ready and waiting for our down river tour. The sun was just peaking over the mountains when we pushed off and began to slowly paddle out into the calm river. We had not gone very far when the current of the river began to move rapid and strong towards our first white-water adventure.
" Angel GIRL!!!" Raffikki called loudly, " you sure this is safe?"
"Well, I think so," she saw the look on several faces change, " YES, of course it is, just hang on tight to the sides of the kayak and paddle when you can. Watch for rocks, and paddle backwards to slow yourself down to navigate around them. SEE YOU ALL AT THE BOTTOM"
"WEEEEEE," Little Angel and Dixie's kayak begins it rapid ride down the rough, fast moving waters, spray flying up into their faces, " this is fun Dixie" Dixie wasn't so sure, but paddles and leaned slightly to go around the first rock in their pathway.
"Oh, my feathers!" Chyna complained as water soaked her from head to tail, " It's freezing cold too!"
"Paddle harder Cori" Boo Boo ordered as she navigated a turn in the river expertly
""BRRRRRR. It's icy. I'm soaked too" Falco called to Chyna as she and Willie splash around a huge boulder in the river.
"Havin' fun BB?" Sky asked laughing as water covered over their kayak, as they bobbed and spun down the decline" reaching quickly back to check on his pickles. " Ok, their safe!"
"YUCK!!!!!! " BonBon glares at Spot who grins back, " you did that on purpose." BonBon shakes her feathers dry of water and "OHHHHHHHHHH, algae" Spot giggles and splashes her again with the paddle. She sticks out her tongue. " where'd you learn that from"
"I'm tellin' Poppa Sky on you Spot" and Little Angel"
YEEHAWW" SamIAM yells as he and Miranda move swiftly through the choppy waters, mist and waves soaking them to the skin. " This is so much fun"
" Hold on tight" Jesse yells to Falco as they reach a very rough, rocky spot at the bottom of a short falls. Willie and Jesse paddle hard to keep up-right and finally they exit the white water into the calm river below. :Wasn't that greyt falco?" Jesse asks, but only gets a fluff of wet feathers in response. The boys laugh.
" Here we go Gus" Hulk says as they enter the rapids, water falling high around them
"Snowy, Strawberry are you two ok?" Angel calls back seeing them caught up on a small dead-fall( tree limb) in the water.
"Yep, we're free" the kayak moves off swiftly, into the deeper water.
Chipper, Cheyenne, Cookie and TiPaul ride the rushing current safely through the first turn, into the rough, drop over the falls, when suddenly their kayak turns sideways. They paddle hard trying to correct themselves, but it's too late, they tip to the left and then turn upside down. Just as swift they roll themselves upright to the applause of the others watching from below.
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09/20/2014 10:00.56 AM Report This Comment  
  hooray for weekends Rio !
Well, mom did it again ! She came home from school and started in on another room in the house ! Then around night-night time she realized she needed milk for coffee and off she went ! Then, as we all know, today is the day the folks go to help out at the g'parronts ! Hopefully they'll be back early or I may go on strike ! Enough of this ignore the bird stuff !!

The plumber comes back on Monday to install the shower/tub valve - the old one just fell off the wall (we have hard water so nothing lasts too long !) - so once again, I'll show off for him :) I wonder if he'll have an assistant ? When the new dishwasher was installed, I made friends with the assistant and daddy had to hold the flashlight and hand the plumber tools ! His helper was playing with me ! har har har !

Have a great Saturday ! love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie - look at my fortress of heap !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

09/20/2014 03:36.00 AM Report This Comment  
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09/19/2014 09:50.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 19--Sights and Scenes to behold
"HELLOOOO!!!!!!!" Angel Girl yells, listening to her voice echo off the rock faces of the mountains. " This is so cool. We have so much to do in this one park, it's incredible."
"Oh look" Kaji points as he spies a large mother black bear with three tumbly teenage cubs following behind, wrestling and rolling in the long meadow grass.
There are many activities to do when visiting the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Activities include camping, hiking, sightseeing, swimming, fishing, cycling, golfing, kayaking and surfing. There are endless swimming options available for all ages in the park. There are five main salt water ocean beaches in the park and two freshwater lakes. The ocean beaches include Ingonish Beach, North Bay Beach, Broad Cove Beach, Black Brook Beach and La Block Beach. The two freshwater beaches include Freshwater Lake and Warren Lake. Freshwater Lake and Ingonish Beach are both supervised with a lifeguard during the summer months. There are very strong currents at Black Brook and Ingonish Beach which must be considered when bringing small birdies to these two beaches.
"Hey let's go white water kayaking down the Cheticamp River." Pookie says eager for adventure. " Then we could try surfing off the beach."
"Sounds like fun." Angel Girl climbs up on a tree stump to be heard. " OK, who wants to try some kayaking in white waters?" she looks as every wing goes up. " cool bunch of adventures."
"They Park ranger says they have kayaks arrival at the top of the river. We can ride the horses there, or hike cross country." Jenny-Lynn tells the group.
"We better hike, leave the horses here until we return and head down tot he ocean later for some surfing. Pookie offered to help teach us a few basics." Willie adds, grabbing his backpack
. The sun shines like sparkles through the heavy pine forest canopy. As the group walk they reach the opening over looking the ocean and park below. Steep cliffs and deep river canyons carve into a forested plateau bordering the Atlantic Ocean.
"BB, this is so beautiful, I feel like we have escaped into the past. Look how alive it all looks here." Sky hugs BB close as they look out over the park.
"Dixie, look, deer" Little Angel watches as the group graze in the shadows of the mountain.
Rio and Cydney, stand in awe at the size of the ocean stretched before them. " It goes on forever"
Jesse, joins Falco as they take photos to member their trip to Cape Beeton. " Popeye, Cori, Boo Boo and Pearl stop to admire an Eagle soaring high in the sky above them.
"We better get going so we have time to kayak before the sun gets too high in the sky. It will be so much fun bumping and splashing down the river." Angel Girl talks to Lalo and Sugar as they begin to hike down the soft, leaf covered pathway.
Sky grins, patting his backpack. " some pickles just in case I get hungry."
Angel Girl giggles and shakes her head at her frother, " always hungry"
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09/19/2014 05:40.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rio
V4U today. It's great that fall is finally here. We sure do like the cooler weather. Nothing new, just busy as usual. Our two clearance hibiscus flowered yesterday for the first time since we bought them. They were in pretty bad shape when we bought them so it was a treat to see them in flower with healthy looking leaves. Wishing you a nice weekend. From, Mayo

Come visit me, Mayo, Dandy & Marigold.

09/19/2014 04:31.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Another Thursday morning !
and another lovely day ! We have been having perfect weather this week - 50's at night - high 60's during the day with lots of sunshine :) Mom doesn't even mind that she has recess duty today ! Except tonight is back-to-school night . . . that means me and daddy have to dine alone and daddy will be tucking me in . . . of course, mom will fix my cover when she comes home !

Silly mom is still on her cleaning streak ! Yesterday she came home and did the windows and curtains in the bedroom ! Tomorrow I think she's aiming for the windows in the living room and dining room - when will it end ?

That's nice that your sweet mama has off 3 days in a row - more time for you guys ! Have you met the newbie yet ? How many more days of quarantine ?

Have a great Thursday and don't forget to give thanks for Queen Chuey and our own lovely Miss Falco's recovering health ! love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie - look at my fortress of heap !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

09/18/2014 01:44.51 AM Report This Comment  
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09/17/2014 10:01.24 AM Report This Comment  
  hey buddy !
Look who's in the castle today ! Your new fibling, Ditto ! We're warming up to around 70 today . . . with sunshine ! Mom has been on a cleaning frenzy this week for some unknown reason - Monday she did her bedding and closets, yesterday the living room - even pulling out the sleeper and vacuuming EVERYTHING ! Today she wants to do the windows ! Jeepers ! She played around all summer and NOW she wants this stuff done ? I growl at her the whole time she's doing things besides playing with me ! har har har !

Have a great day - love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie - look at my fortress of heap !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

09/17/2014 02:20.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Day 16--Kayaking Adventures
Good morning everyone, Angel Girl here with today's post. The afternoon turned out perfect for kayaking along the coast line. We stop for lunch in a sheltered cove, where within minutes we are able to visit a nationally known Seabird nesting site. Here Terns, Gulls and other species nest noisily in the rocky cliffs and along the shoreline. As we enjoyed our lunch the sounds from the nesting birds was difficult to hear over.
"WOW, I can't believe how loud they are" Popeye yells to Chyna only inches away. The two girls laugh as neither can hear one another.
"Look" Cydney says pointing to a family of whales surfacing not far off shore. She snaps several pictures before joining Willie, Kaji, Lizzie and Cookie as they hike to the nesting grounds with the others. " Yuck!" she looks down, and sees she'd stepped in Sea Gull poop, " OH no, my new shoes!" she looks sadly at the mess. The others giggle
"Snowy!" Sky calls, come here buddy wanta show you something " a lobster" they look at the large clawed creature staring angrily back from a shallow pool of water among rocks. Let's help him back into the ocean." Sky says trying to pick the snapping Lobster." Snowy grabs a stick and lifts him up as he clamps down. " not such a nice fella are ya?" he laughs as Sky and him gently lower him into the surf.
"AHHHHHH, babies" Little Angel tells Dixie, " aren't they cute." they watch the fledglings trying to rise into the sky as clouds of white take off from the shore. " doesn't it make you just wanta have a baby to love too?" LA gets all dreamy eyed. "Maybe we can adopt a baby bird?" she smiles sweetly watching the youngsters.
Boo Boo and Cori take photos of the birds in flight, as Chipper and BonBon draw pictures in their sketchbooks. Spot and a few of the boys take off into the sky flying with the Seabirds, screaming happily with them.
"Ok, sorry everybirdie but we must move on. We have lots more to see" Angel Girl calls loudly, trying to be hear over the roar of bird voices. Reluctantly everyone says farewell to their new friends, as they head to the shore and get their kayak ready to move on. The whales continue to swim close to the shore as the group paddles off. Angel Girl shares a little history of Cape Breton as they quietly paddle along.

In 1784, Britain split the colony of Nova Scotia into three separate colonies: New Brunswick, Cape Breton Island, and present-day peninsular Nova Scotia, in addition to the adjacent colonies of St. John's Island (renamed Prince Edward Island in 1798) and Newfoundland. The colony of Cape Breton Island had its capital at Sydney on its namesake harbor fronting on Spanish Bay and the Cabot Strait. Its first Lieutenant-Governor was Joseph Frederick Wallet DesBarres (1784–1787) and his successor was William Macarmick (1787).

Large-scale shipbuilding began in the 1790s. Shipbuilding peaked in the 1850s, marked in 1851 by the full rigged ship Lord Clarendon, the largest ever built in Cape Breton.

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09/16/2014 05:16.04 PM Report This Comment  
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09/16/2014 10:20.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Rio !
It's Monday already ! Where does the weekend go ? Yesterday was cool but at least the sun was out ! Mom and dad went to the g'parronts (leaving me ALONE !). Dad mowed for what he hopes is the last time - they came home early and we had supper together ! Sketties ! ! Yum yum in my tum !

The temperatures are not even reaching 70 this whole week - time to put away the shorts ! Mom needs to go through her closet - too many things there she doesn't wear - daddy too !

Have a good day ! Who's Ditto ? A newbie ?
love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie - look at my fortress of heap !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

09/15/2014 01:47.04 AM Report This Comment  
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09/14/2014 01:57.25 PM Report This Comment  
  hey Rio !
Hard to believe that fall is about here ! It was only 45 when we woke up ! Is all the holiday stuff out at the store ? I guess lots of humans start shopping early huh ? So mom will be working more ? I hope that means more toys and treats for you guys !

Yesterday turned out to be not too bad ! The friends of the parronts who came have two tween girls who played with me ! They all tried to go to the park to see the 9/11 memorial but after they parked and started walking (the memorial is about 3/4 mile from the parking lot - the skies opened and it poured on them ! So they all came back and I got to come out ! Mom had a vegetable tray and I got to have broccoli and cauliflower and cucumber :) Even better ? There were sketties for dinner ! !

Of course that means today they'll go to the g'parronts . . . guess I'll start fixing up my cage to the way I want it ! Hope you have a good day :) love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie - look at my fortress of heap !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

09/14/2014 05:17.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Darling Mr Rio, from your friend Jenny Lynn
...your sweet note on my page is proof positive that the size of the parrot is no indication of the size of the heart within! Your note was so special to us, and we have had many thousands! Have a great weekend, with our blessings, you shall always be special to us! I am here to wish all my friends a great weekend, for us it will be a somewhat lack luster one, our favorite kind! I hope your day will be all you want it to be, don't forget to take the time to love each other, and give my love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Much love from Jenny & the Dallas flock

Come visit me, Ziggy~ I am hanging with my best pal Jenny Lynn, Jen Lynn~I too am entered in the Cowgirl Contest, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, ANGEL CHRISTY~Entered in the Cowgirl Contest, Ms LaLo-I'm entered in Queen Chuey's contest-yahoo & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

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09/13/2014 02:50.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 8--Chestico Festival dance lessons
Hello everybirdie; What a greyt time we had on the beach. The bikini competition was amazing, and we only had to pull three of the boys off the stage. LOL! It was so much fun getting a chance to see all the latest European styles and designs. Between the warm surf and the savory foods it has been an eggciting visit in Port Hood. Today we get our chance to watch, and try our talented talons in some Celtic dancing, and maybe even put our beaks to the bagpipes and play some Gaelic tunes. The Interpretative Celtic Music Center is open to visitors, who can try not only the bagpipes, but also their wings at being a drummer as well.
"Hey L'il Angel, what are you dressed like that for?" Angel Girl asks her fister, eying up Little Angel's new Celtic tartan kilt.
"I'm going to take Highland dancin' lessons today" L'il Angel says putting her tam on her head and looking at herself in her mirror.
"Dixie? Are you ready sweetheart?" L'il Angel yells into the tent door.
Slowly Dixie exits the tent, his face blushed red. He looks around quickly making sure the coast is clear. HE is wearing a kilt too, complete with a sash over hi shoulders. " We're taking Scottish dance lessons" It was then that Dixie saw that many of the other birds were sporting kilts in various Tartans ( Clan colors).
"See, we all are had the same idea" Sky says walking past in his kilt (Feileadh-beag - pr: feela beg). Sky stands tall, and smiles. "It's birdly. It's not a dress Dixie!"
"Hi SamIAm, you off to the bagpipe lessons?" Kaji asks, reining in his horse, " That's were Lizzie Pookie and I are riding too. Com' on with us"
The birds mount up and head off to the Music center and the MacInnis Sportsplex. There is Celtic music, dancing demonstrations and more Scottish foods to try today. Tomorrow is the Triathlon. Many famous fiddle-players, Celtic musicians from as far away as Scotland, British Columbia, Canada and the USA have arrived for the days concerts, lessons and fun.
At the Celtic Music Center, Snowflake, Little Angel, Cookie and Cydney stand as the instructor Patricia Chafe shows them the first dance steps. 'Ok, one, two, three..." Little Angel takes the first two steps then suddenly making a quick turn on one foot, she trips sending Cydney falling into Snowflake. The three girls giggle as they lay on the floor in a jumbled heap at Cookie's feet. "Ok, let's try this again. Maybe you should stand over here, Little Angel" Pat says, walking her to the other side of the line. The three girls do the steps again, perfectly. Then the others join them, as the fiddles play a quick tune. The laughing birdies have lots of fun, learning to dance. After a few lessons, they sit down to watch some experienced dancers for a while. " We did greyt" Dixie says happily as he hugs LA close.
"Ok Sky and BB. You're turn" Sky leads BB in a graceful Highland Waltz. Everybirdie applauds their performance. "WE practiced!" BB says
Angel Girl 224627

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09/08/2014 05:58.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi sweet Mr Rio, from Jenny & Ziggy
We have once again arrived at wonderful Sunday, the Crock Pot is cranked up, and filled with a pretty pork loin roast, and many fresh veggies standing by waiting for their turn to join the party! I swear we can all feel the magic presence of our loving Angel, adding a warm glow of love as she softly travels from room to room! TODAY WE GOT FOOTBALL, that will keep dad off the street for awhile! We are not harboring any great expectations from our Bears, we just want them to play well! Have a great Sunday, and give my love to all in your home, see ya tomorrow...

Love always from Jenny, Ziggy, & the Dallas family

Come visit me, Ziggy~ I am hanging with my best pal Jenny Lynn, Jen Lynn~I too am entered in the Cowgirl Contest, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, ANGEL CHRISTY~Entered in the Cowgirl Contest, Ms LaLo-I'm entered in Queen Chuey's contest-yahoo & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

09/07/2014 10:36.02 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Rio !
Happy Sunday ! Because of storms yesterday, mom and dad did not go to the g'parronts ! They ran some errands around home - one trip was to the library and while they were in there the skies opened up ! ! ! They had to race to the car ! Then they sat for a while because they couldn't see across the road with all the rain and wind !

The humidity left with the storms ! It is very comfortable this morning so mom says she'll make cornflake chicken and (just for me) corn on the cob ! !

Mom says she needs to do the same thing - clean out her closets ! They're stuffed full of stuff she never wears anymore ! Have a great Sunday :) love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie - look at my fortress of heap !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

09/07/2014 04:51.40 AM Report This Comment  
  RRRRRRRRRRRR

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09/06/2014 01:24.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey buddy !
It is hot and sticky here - and it's September ! In fact we're experiencing the hottest days of the summer this week ! This afternoon all those thunderboomers are supposed to roll through and cool it into the high 70's and low 80's for next week. Good thing - mom has very few work appropriate clothes for the HOT weather !

Her class seems pretty good so far - of course they are still on their "honeymoon" ! Give it till the end of the month and she'll have a better idea ! I do know she fell asleep real early last night and slept till almost 6:00 this morning - late for her ! Later they'll go to the g'parronts so dad can take care of the yard and mom the shopping . . .

Mom uses pizap.com to make my pictures - it's free and it's pretty easy ! love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie - look at my fortress of heap !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

09/06/2014 04:46.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Rrrrrrrrrrrrr

Come visit me, DITTO, RIO I'm not touching your IPad, MOCHA My new swing I love it & LITTLE PEEP.

09/05/2014 03:06.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 3--Port Hastings and the Celtic Trail
Good morning to everybirdie; Angel Girl here with today's BOTM update. The sun rose red and orange on the horizon over historic Cape Breton. Lizzie, BB and Kaji had a greyt breakfast on the go, as we birdies took down our tents, and packed up our belongings, to be carried by the pack horses to our next stop, Port Hastings. With the missing FLARES, still unaccounted for, and TiPaul, Dixie and Cori keeping a watchful eye on L'il Angel we mounted up as the sun turned the sky a brilliant blue over the water.
The deep water of the Strait of Canso at the village of Port Hastings was the reason the Inverness and Richmond Coal Pier was constructed here in 1902. Historians find many interesting facts in our records kept at the Archives of the Hastings, Cape Breton Museum. Here we find photos taken of the construction of the bridge connecting mainland Nova Scotia with the Cape Breton Island.The Canso Causeway was built at a narrow location on the Strait of Canso, several miles northwest of Port Hawkesbury and Mulgrave, crossing from Cape Porcupine near Auld's Cove on the Nova Scotia side to Port Hastings on the Cape Breton side. Approximately 10,092,000 t (9,933,000 long tons) of rock for building the causeway was quarried from a mountain on Cape Porcupine.
"Hey, let's go to the Museum and take a look at some of the historic photos of the area." Boo Boo suggests
"Awesome idea. Then we can ride down the Celtic Trail. The Celtic Shores Coastal Trail is a 92-km (57 mi) multi-use trail stretching from Port Hastings to the Town of Inverness on the west coast.
The flat trail meanders along the coastline, through picturesque wilderness, skirts streams, and connects several communities and attractions. Along the way you will find active fishing harbors, warm-water beaches in Port Hood, West Mabou, and Inverness, the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre in Judique along with five other museums, Glenora Distillery, and the not-to-be-missed Red Shoe Pub in Mabou, with the best live Celtic music on the island and unique living Gaelic culture. We'll be camping at Mabou for a few days to explore all the area." Angel Girl Slaps Gaelic Lass on the shoulder, and heads off towards the Museum.
" Angel? Are we going to be stopping at the beach for a swim today?" Raffi asks
'Greyt idea. Tell the others that after the museum we'll ride to the beach for a while before heading down the Trail" Raffikki turns Sun-Dancer and goes to tell the birds of the day's plans.
"Sky, wanta race? Little Angela asks a twinkle in her eye." If I win you help pitch our tent. If I lose I'll make you supper tonight"
"Ok, you're on" Sky yells galloping off of Chief at top speed. Little Angel rides twinkle after him, urging her horse on. She passes Sky and whips around the corner to come in first at the museum. " I win!"
"I let you. Better me pitch your tent, then you cook for BB and I" Sky laughs at the hotty look on L'il Angels face.
Angel Girl 224627

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09/03/2014 02:07.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 2 --Welcome to Cape Breton Island part 2
Welcome everybirdie to beautiful, historic Nova Scotia, Canada. We begin in Port Hawkesbury a town located on the southwestern end of Cape Breton Island, on the north shore of the Strait of Canso. The town was originally named Ship Harbor (after the harbor upon which it is located) and is largely a service center for western Cape Breton Island .
Port Hawkesbury has a rich Celtic heritage and beautiful rugged landscape, the perfect place to begin our tour. The sloping mountainous landscape, descending to rocky ocean shores is breathtaking, the perfect backdrop for camping and adventures. Talking about adventures, "has anybirdie seen Little Angel?"
Falco " I saw her and Dixie trying to set up their tent." Falco points to a place close to the look out over the water.
"Ok, as long as we know we haven't misplaced her we're ok."
"Angel Girl, We set up a rope corral for the horses. Maybe before dark we can go look around Port Hawkesbury, shop and pick up anything we may have forgotten?" Sky adds, thinking of looking for some pickles in the city grocery stores.
" OK, let's finish setting up camp then, and we can walk the short distance into the city. Make sure you all have a flashlight and batteries, just in case you need to make the trip to the little birdie's room in the middle of the night" Angel Girl instructed as she started to hammer the pegs for her tent into the ground.
Suddenly there was a scream , shattering the calm chatter of the eggcited birds. "Little Angel!" Angel Girl yells, dropping her hammer and running to where she had last seen L'il Angel and Dixie working on their tent. Everyone had turned at the sudden yell, rushing to see what had happened.
Angel Girl began to laugh as she saw the predicament that her fister was in this time.
"Wait! We'll get you out Little Angel" she said, trying to stop laughing. There was Little Angel caught up in the tent, rolled up like a cabbage roll. Her head and toes sticking out each end.
"How'd you get into a mess like this?" Sweetpepper asked arriving to help
"Don't even ask" Dixie said, shaking his head. " she said she knew how to set it up, so she climbed inside to get the poles in place and suddenly, POOF, she was wrapped up like this" Dixie tries not to giggle at the mess his wife-bird got into, but it sure was hard. Little Angel was squirming to get free, but instead the tent was getting even more tangled up.
With much effort and work Little Angel was freed from the tent, and with the help of Kiddo, Sky and Dixie, the tent was up, and ready to go. Little Angel sat wings crossed as she watched, annoyed that the tent had tried to east her on the very first day. "Oh come on Sweetie" Dixie says, taking her by the wing,"we will go take a look around. Maybe we can find a souvenir."
Angel Girl leads the way into the city, "Let's stay together so no birdie gets lost" looking at L'il Angel. "Tomorrow we begin our trip around the Island."
Angel Girl 224627

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09/02/2014 04:17.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rio
V4U today. We are really behind on answering our blogs. There's nothing new, just been busy as always. We had a nice Labor Day Weekend. The weather was cloudy and cool on Sunday, which was great. Yes, the hot and humid weather has returned. Hopefully we'll have fall weather soon. Wishing you a nice day. From, Mayo

Come visit me, Mayo, Dandy & Marigold.

09/02/2014 12:53.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 1--Welcome to Cape Breton Island part 1
Hello everybirdie, my name is Angel Girl. I am a member of the SKY Flock, and this month's BOTM candidate. I would like to take this first day to introduce myself a little bit, and outline our month long trip to beautiful Cape Breton Island, Nova, Scotia, Canada.
I arrived at the Sky flock several years ago when my new owner became too afraid of me to keep me. I had lived with my first owner for the first five years of my life. I was born to his father's flock in the Barrie, Ontario area. I was a much loved, and pampered pet, who enjoyed the best of food, and attention. I even have a custom made large cage. When the relationship between my daddy and mommy fell apart I was posted for sale on the internet and ended up in Peterborough, Ontario,.
Why my new owner ever got me will forever be a mystery, but was, in part motivated by my Momma Deb telling her that she had wanted an African Grey for many years and was considering a clutch of Cameroons. My new owner had the very best of intentions, but lacked Parrot handling skills and experience. She was afraid of me, and when I made an escape from my cage, was unable to get me home again, and resorted to using a broom to "herd" me along. I came to hate the broom, as I was daily allowed out, but broomed back to my cage. Eventually I began to attack the broom, and the one holding it aggressively, biting and screaming my displeasure. After several months of war, my owner contacted my Momma Deb and asked her if she would take me in. My Momma Deb was very happy to go get me. She found me cowering in the back of the cage, locked in the back bedroom. I was quickly "caught up" with a towel and placed into a carrier. My cage and I were loaded up, and I was off to my new forever home.
It took a lot of work to get to the place were I trusted Momma Deb. She endured many hard bites, and one attack on that broom she was using to clean the floor. Since Momma Deb didn't give-up, I decided that I would trust her, and have since become Momma's special Girl. I have an extensive vocabulary of words, and sound effects, and I love singing my many songs. Enough about me.
This month we will be exploring Cape Breton Island, along the Cabot Trail by horse-back. IF any-birdie does not have a horse from CHUEY's BOTM Cattle Drive please let me know and we will round up one for you. We will be camping outdoors, enjoying many fun adventures, taking part in some Celtic festivals and games, and maybe even end up sparkled as my Fister Little Angel and Dixie Adler joy us for the trip. Pack up your camping gear, and ready to ride.
See everyone tomorrow as we take flight to Cape Breton. (SKY has transported our horses there by trailer).
Hugs and love
ANGEL GIRL 224627

Come visit me, rally and lacie, poncho botd 24/3/14, Jack, thank you all for BOTD, sassy, Casper, you fought a good fight l'il man, amando, sky, Angel Lupe', I will see you again!, l'il angel adler, dixie's wife-bird, broken wings, broken promises, casey, the l'il angel & dixie wedding album, Jesse, thank you for BOTD everyone!, flynn, ANGEL GIRL, RUNNING FOR BOTM IN SEPTEMBER, sarah little bird, zeke, thank you friends for BOTD, zeena, thanks for august botm & sweetie, thank you friends for BOTD.

09/01/2014 11:25.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Message from QUEEN CHUEY
Howdy everybirdy, Queen Chuey here. I want to thank you all once more for riding the Trail with me. I had lots of fun and adventure this past month. I have a few plans for this upcoming month of September in the Castle. Seeing how well you all have mastered the art of horse riding,roping and the like, I think it only right to hold a RODEO at the Castle. The day and time will be posted both on the Calendar page and my own, also on my cousin ANGEL GIRLS PAGE.


Angel Girl is our September BOTM candidate and I know that you all will enjoy the month with her on Cape Breton Island. This adventuresome month will be narrated in true SKY FLOCK style and humor. It promises to be a fun, informative adventure. I must warn you though,that LITTLE ANGEL and her Hus-bird DIXIE will be joining you , so be prepared for some "SPARKLY" times head. ANGEL GIRL'S page #--224627.
Remember to give those horses some extra oats and molasses, they sure deserve it. Now, if I can only get these cowbird boots off, I'm gonna relax by the pool for a spell. Then enjoy some fine vittles in the Banquet Hall.
Hugs and kisses
Queen Trail Boss Chuey

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09/01/2014 09:20.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rio little buddy
My name is Angel Girl--Angel for short. I am SKY and Little Angel's fister. I am going to be your September BOTM candidate.
I have spoken at length with my frother SKY and Chuey our cousin and Sky had agreed to let all of you keep your cow-pony for next month as we take a horseback tour of the beautiful and historic
Cape Beeton Island, Canada. We will require birdies willing to lead a pack-horse of two as we rough it out under the stars, learn about the Celtic heritage of this Island, whale watch and more. I hope you all will be able to join us on this day by day tour.
Angel Girl 224627

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08/24/2014 03:55.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rio pal, from Jenny Lynn
Looks like we will have to endure another hot and humid day, but hey, it's Summertime, we will remember this day in January and February, when your exposed skin will freeze in ten minutes, ouch! We hope you all have a grand and glorious Sunday, to us all Sundays are wonderful for many reasons, it is like a rest stop along life's busy weekly highway, give thanks to your friends and family that look past our faults and love us unconditionally! Give my love to all in your Sunday home, see ya tomorrow...

Love from Jenny & my Dallas family

Come visit me, Ziggy~ I am hanging with my best pal Jenny Lynn, Jen Lynn~I too am entered in the Cowgirl Contest, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, ANGEL CHRISTY~Entered in the Cowgirl Contest, Ms LaLo-I'm entered in Queen Chuey's contest-yahoo & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

08/24/2014 10:18.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Rio !
Today is daddy's birthday and I know the parronts are going to the g'parronts ! Mom can't wait to see the new car which g'pa picked up on Wednesday . . . dad just wants his cake ! I'll work hard while they're gone to make some party confetti for him :)

Mom finished her classroom - there is some cutting left to do during the week which I will be more than happy to help with ! Yesterday she and dad went to the state park for a short hike since it was such a nice day - then they stopped and did the marketing so the fridge is full ! Looks like a good weather week coming up - like summer ! More hot and humid . . . which hasn't been around much this year.

Party at my house soon as school starts next week !

Have a wonderful day ! love you ! Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie - look at my fortress of heap !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

08/24/2014 03:34.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

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08/23/2014 09:49.21 PM Report This Comment  
  don't let anybird call you naughty !
Waddles' shoes are hard to fill ! I'm glad you gave mom a run for her money - teach her who's boss !

I am sorry though that she's been working so very hard - dad too ! I have often wanted to teach my daddy to blog for me on BC, but he doesn't want to learn either . . . wonder if we should set up a blogging school for daddies ?

Speaking of school - mom has just next week :( She's been in to her classroom a couple times this week already getting things ready. She starts the day after Labor Day and then the kids start on Wednesday . . . no more open door policies for me :( sigh

Come visit me, Cookie - look at my fortress of heap !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

08/22/2014 07:43.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rio
V4U today. Sounds like your family has been busy, same thing here. Sounds like you birds have been quite the busy bees, too! LOL :) There are now 4 tropical hibiscus on our deck and 1 hardy hibiscus planted in the yard. LOL :) They were all on clearance and needed a good home so home they came! LOL :) One of the hibiscus is in especially poor condition so hopefully it will bounce back after some TLC. It's been so hot and humid here, the mosquitoes are as big as birds. Not really, but you know what I mean. LOL :) Have a good day. From, Mayo

Come visit me, Mayo, Dandy & Marigold.

08/22/2014 05:50.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Reo
Dad has been haveing a hard time with AOL & his dial up conection. Took all day to get here today. He keeps getting kicked off of AOL or the ph conection is dropped.

I run from Dad lots of time but I cant get behind the couch or the chares. I laugh when I do it too.

Dad finaly had to go get & install a window AC in the front room window. The big AC unit went out 2 weeks ago & the temps are in the mid to upper 90s now.

Ms BB

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08/21/2014 08:45.30 PM Report This Comment  
  RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

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08/21/2014 04:19.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 16--The Chuck Wagon part two
Well howdy to all you cow-birds out in the wild west on the cattle drive. I hope you all had a good nights rest, cause am supectin' that we are in for some troubles come sunshine tomorrow. The scouts have been trailing some shady characters up in the hills, but somehow they seem to be one step ahead of us. Though I'm pretty certain, that when Jenny-Lynn, Kiddo and the other scouts find 'em they'll be wishin' they'd stayed clear of us.
With our bellies full of some more of Lizzie's greyt cookin' we be set to move the herd on the trail towards the Red River Crossin nearby to Doan. I do think it's important that we all know how important having Lizzie, Kaji and Mikey drivin' the "Dragon Wagon" Chuck-wagon is. So, without any further jawin' from me we'll finish our history lesson.

The Chuck wagon is equipped with the wide array of supplies needed to make the journey. Besides food, the supplies would include Farrier and Blacksmith tools for horseshoeing or making repairs to the wagon and horse tack. Sewing needles for mending clothing or saddles, first aid and alcohol tonics used for medicinal purposes. Bedrolls and rain slickers for the working cow hands along with the crew’s personal items. One side would be equipped with a large wooden water barrel to carry a two day supply for the working crew. The other side often had a tool box, as well a smaller attached wooden box in front called the jockey box. Additionally, the wagon would have a canvas cover called a Bonnet that had been treated in linseed oil to repel rain keeping items in the wagon dry. To allow headroom in the wagon, bows where added raising the canvas and providing securing points.
The chuck wagon would be managed by the cook . He performed all the needs for the camp sites along the cattle drives. He would be second in charge of the outfit to the trail boss. Due to his importance and position, the cook received pay around $45 per month while the wranglers and cow punchers received $25 to 30 dollars each month on a trail drive. The Cook also was expected to act as Barber, Banker, Doctor, Dentist, letter writer and sometimes referee in camp should tensions flair amongst the hired hands. His normal day started hours before others. Getting up around three in the morning he started by grinding roasted coffee.
Today, the Chuck Wagon so historically represents the era of the trail drives and the Cowboys whom worked the cattle that it was Honored as the Texas State Vehicle and continues operations on many ranches nearly 150 years after its invention. It is no surprise to view a chuck wagon and immediately think of those nearly forgotten trails and the cowboys who drove over 10 million head of cattle to market. Trails of majestic beauty where you can nearly hear the wind echo a ringing camp bell and the Cook calling out, “Come and get it. Get it while its hot”.
Trail Boss Chuey 245908

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08/16/2014 08:19.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Rio !
Mom doesn't go back to school till the day after Labor Day - of course she's planning on going in next week sometime to start setting up . . .

We had a great vacation ! The only problem is I SOMETIMES get carsick and I was fine on the way up Saturday, but a bit queasy on the way home today. The weather at the lake was poifect ! ! ! I got to hang out on the porch every single day but Tuesday when we had clouds and intermittent rain. Being in farm country all my veges were fresh picked . . . hear that Kiddo ? Fresh picked sugar snap peas ! Yummy in my tummy ! Mom is putting some pictures on my page so everybirdie can see MY spot ! The other night there was a rainbow out around dinner time - I do believe it was my buddy TOOTH saying good-bye - sure made me sad to hear that upon my return :( (miss you buddy - fly high and free)

We were going to stay a couple more days but the forecast was for on and off rain straight through the weekend :( And there is NOTHING to do when that happens ! So here I am ! ! ! And boy did I miss all of you !

Love from a broken hearted over Mr. Tooth - Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie - look at my fortress of heap !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

08/13/2014 05:12.35 PM Report This Comment  
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