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His previous owners didnt have the time to give him all the attention he needed. He rarely came out of the cage and he eventually became too expensive to keep so he was given to me:).

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Hi! My name is Jasper

I am an Umbrella Cockatoo from El Paso, TX.

Jas, Bad boy

Less than a year old   M

Umbrella Cockatoo

Nutriberries, peanuts, grapes

My bed post, the couch, on top of the dogs

He hates when someone brings out a camera!

She gives me lots of out of cage time and always has treats hidden....which I always find!

He's very messy!!!.

Everything that's yours is mine and everything that's mine is mine:).

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  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”.

Come visit me, mikey d, birdie haven park, CHUEY, sweetpea, thanks for botd, zoey & cricket & nakita.

08/16/2014 10:16.36 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jasper,
You're Welcome! I was glad to be your first vote!

I also saw you on Beak-to-Beak and voted for you but I believe it was your old page that came up because you would have received your award.

The weather has been cool here for summer. It is usually a lot hotter here too but the last few weeks have been a lot cooler.

Hope you had a good week. Talk to you soon. Left a vote.

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper.

08/15/2014 08:50.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jasper-I'm running for Bird of the Month
Howdy all you cowbirdies out there in BC land, Chuey here with today's Trail Update. It has finally stopped rainin' and we're movin' slow along the Great Western Trail headin' for Buffalo Gap and our first major river crossing. I been figurin' some and we should be able to bed down close to where Brownsville is now located. The herd has been having a tough go of it what with all the mud and rain it is slick and the footin' is bad.
With the fresh horse prints heading off into the hill country, the possibility of rustlers lurking anywhere along the trail, we have been riding doubled up and our eyes open. Jenny-Lynn had taken off with riders to scout out the hills, Jedi and his frothers came across a fresh camp fire hidden well away in the heavy brush, but no riders where found. To some's thinking, this might be good news, but I know well enough that we are far from free from danger.
A drive often covers 1,500 miles and takes four to six months. The hours are long, the conditions brutal and the dangers are very real, especially from stampedes, which could be sparked off by the smallest thing. Longhorns are nervous creatures and easily scared, so stampedes are common, and often fatal for both men and animals.

A calm herd can become a solid wave of nearly unstoppable alarm and panic in the blinking of an eye, and neither man nor horse is safe. In Idaho, a 1889 stampede led to the deaths of one cowboy and 341 Longhorns. In July 1876 near the Brazos River in Texas, almost an entire stampeding herd plunged into a gully; and more than 2,000 head were killed. The sound and heat generated by a herd on the run is truly staggering, and on a hot night, a steer that ran 10 miles may lose up to 40 pounds. It's out job to keep the herd calm, moving and always be on guard.

Panther comes galloping in to tell me that he, Jedi and Kiddo had come across three horses and riders 'bout a mile up the trail. That was disturbing news, but we were all ready, just in case they had in their mind to steal the herd. I told Panther to warn the others riding point, and I'd warn the out riders, stopping to tell Little Peep to ride back to tell the drag to keep their eyes opened.

Rustlers were never taken lightly in by-gone days. In fact when caught many a would-be rustler was hung from the nearest tree, or shoot on sight. Horse thieves were not taken as severely as cattle rustlers but often had the same fate. The wranglers had to be ever vigilante for signs of rustlers along the trail. These often made night raids, when it was easier to make a sneak approach, stampede the herd, then drive off a considerable number under cover of darkness.

"It's gonna be a long day and night for the cow wranglers."

Trail Boss Chuey 245908

Come visit me, mikey d, birdie haven park, CHUEY, sweetpea, thanks for botd, zoey & cricket & nakita.

08/14/2014 09:39.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jasper
Too bad to have to restart. The points aren't as important as all the friends we make on BC. Thank you for flying over to say hello. Drop in sometime. the food at the Castle is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!
Queen Zeena

Come visit me, rally and lacie, poncho botd 24/3/14, Jack, thank you all for BOTD, Angel Sassy, Till I see you again,, Casper, you fought a good fight l'il man, AMANDO, thank you for BOTD my friends!, SKY, FOOTBALLLLLLLLLLL!!!- !!!!!!!!, Angel Lupe', I will see you again!, Little Angel, GO BRAVES!!!!!!!, broken wings, broken promises, casey, the l'il angel & dixie wedding album, KING JESSE, Thank you friends for BOTM, flynn, QUEEN ANGEL, thanks for BOTM my friends, sarah little bird, zeke, thank you friends for BOTD, zeena, thanks for august botm & sweetie, thank you friends for BOTD.

08/14/2014 09:36.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jasper
Just look at you hanging there with your beautiful snowy white feathers!What talent! We're flying by to leave you a vote also,we left each one of your sweet precious flock a vote!Come squawk with me when you can!Love always Dixie,Kallie,Peepers,Angel Gabbie and Mom too!

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

08/14/2014 08:57.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Ohhh Boy! I Admire A Bird With Such Talent
...in gymnastics! Go Jasper! I like to hang upside down, too! Glad you're on the BC now, & welcome! Have a greyt evening! Hugs to all, SamIAm

Come visit me, Silver Sluggers Page Where Greyt Things Happen & Sam says Vote Miss Ruby BOTM # 35469! Yep!.

08/14/2014 08:23.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Welcome!
Hi Jasper!
Your story touched my heart! I have 3 cockatoos with 1 being an U2! Jasper I'm so glad u have a wonderful mom that let's u play out of ur cage and is so good to u! U look so happy! U have a good day!
God bless, Marcy

Come visit me, Nano, Noah, Cassia, Lex & Bella.

08/03/2014 09:25.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jasper
My name is ZEENA. I am here to welcome you to Bird Channel (BC). It can be difficult at first to get aroun don here to visit and make new friends.

To visit a bird who posts a blog on your page: just read down the list of names in RED below their blog and CLICK on the name of the bird who visited you. It takes you right to their page.

To Vote for another bird: we all normally vote for any birds we stop by to visit by CLICKING on their VOTE button above their photo. You can vote for every bird on BC ONCE a day only but every day if you want to--and don't forget to vote for yourself daily too.

hugs ZEENA

Come visit me, rally and lacie, poncho botd 24/3/14, Jack, thank you all for BOTD, Angel Sassy, Till I see you again,, Casper, you fought a good fight l'il man, AMANDO, thank you for BOTD my friends!, SKY, FOOTBALLLLLLLLLLL!!!- !!!!!!!!, Angel Lupe', I will see you again!, Little Angel, GO BRAVES!!!!!!!, broken wings, broken promises, casey, the l'il angel & dixie wedding album, KING JESSE, Thank you friends for BOTM, flynn, QUEEN ANGEL, thanks for BOTM my friends, sarah little bird, zeke, thank you friends for BOTD, zeena, thanks for august botm & sweetie, thank you friends for BOTD.

07/29/2014 03:23.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Jasper
I was the second one to vote for you. I love cockatoo's. They are adorable.
I hope you have a great day!



Your friend, Melo

Come visit me, Melo.

07/29/2014 09:53.10 AM Report This Comment  
  Your First Vote!!
Hi Jasper,

Leaving you your first vote on your new account!
Hope to hear from you soon. Have a great day!!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper.

07/29/2014 09:02.29 AM Report This Comment  
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