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Mom had always wanted a parrot, and if she got one, it's name would be Martini. She went to a local pet store with some friends and saw me. She asked for me to be taken out of the cage I was in and said "Hello Martini". I stepped on to her hand and it it was love at first sight! (:>.

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Hi! My name is Martini Loves Riza!

I am a Sun Conure from PV, WV.

Beanie, Chickie-Chicks, Beaners!

11 years old   M

Sun Conure

Any flavor Nutri-Berry, pizza crust, vanilla ice cream, scrambled eggs, dried fruit, vanilla cheese cake, and recenlty, mac and cheese!

Underneath the newspapers and anywhere with Mama!

"That Boy"!

She types my notes to Riza for me!!

Mama put a small plastic ball with a bell inside of it in one of my treats bowls at the top of my play gym. I climb up there and take the ball and shake and shake it and bob my head. It is great fun!.

Have beak will squawk! (:>.

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  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It's going to be a billion degrees here again!hahahahahaha One month of summer to go and hopefully my rain will come back!
Russell Wilson is going to be a Seahawk until 2019!!! I guess he knew how much this 12th bird wanted him to stay! He is going to get a gazillion dollars! Well close to that I think! Now we have to worry about whether or not they have the money to keep the other players! I'm sure they make a whole bunch of money on merchandise so I think they can afford it! The players jersey's are 100$ each and this state is filled with people wearing them!
Training camp opens today and Taima is there! I can't wait to see the pictures! I follow him on Facebook and love to see all his pictures. Wish I had a wing span like that!!!
Have a great day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love from Seahawk Sugar!

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07/31/2015 02:43.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a wonderful day!! I think it's hot just about everywhere now. I think we are going to break the record for the most days over 90 today. I guess they have been keeping the record for about 120 years.
Seahawks training camp starts tomorrow and Taima the hawk is coming over for a meet and greet! Wish we could get up there to see him but mom has to work the whole weekend. Everyone is very excited for football to start again. It seems rather dull around here without it!
We are finishing up laundry and getting things ready for mom to go back to work tonight. It's not much fun but I do have some new toys to keep me occupied!
I hope your day is just fabulous!! Stay cool and enjoy it!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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07/30/2015 11:03.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a fun day! I supervised the turtle tank cleaning and now I am sharing some oatmeal with mom. I have dried cranberries in mine and she has raisins in hers. I don't like raisins much.
The rest of our morning will be spent cleaning bathrooms and finishing up the laundry. Not very exciting but it has to be done. We finally got some rain back so I am enjoying that. Who knew I would end up missing rain???
I have my gifts for my elders and am going to drop them off at the Milonga page. I'll be there but will be silent cause mom will be sleeping!
Enjoy the day and I hope it's just perfect! Leaving a vote and a big hug just for you!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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07/25/2015 11:22.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! What's this about you being old???? Not even close!heheheheheh The bird who is running for BOTM is doing a Pow Wow on the milonga page where they are honoring elders on Saturday night! You know I'm on that list!hehehehe
Not much going on around here. I've been supervising some chores but that got boring quick so now I'm having a snack and later I think I will finish off the toy in my play cage. I've been molting so I took 3 showers yesterday! I don't like water much but it felt good!
Hasn't been hot here for days now and I'm enjoying that. We did have to use the A/C a few times this month but only one day was really hot.
My dad was in West Virginia last week. He stopped at the Swift terminal over night. It's in a town called Martinsburg but I don't know if that is near you or not. He ended up going to Connecticut to deliver some Monster Trucks. He never got to see them since they were already loaded into the trailers. He finally hauls something I would like to see and I don't get to see it!! He is in Nebraska now and should be home in about a week.
I hope your day is just wonderful!!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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07/24/2015 12:17.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a wonderful day. It's cooler and cloudy here and I'm loving it.
It's our weekend so mom took a nap when she got home this morning. I had my English Muffin in my night cage and played with a toys while she slept. She has had to go out a few times but she's home now and we are trying to figure out what to make for dinner. Anything with corn bread sounds good to me!
It's going to be hard when "that boy" goes off to college. Nothing will seem normal for a long time so I hope you are extra sweet to your mom! She's going to need some extra TLC and you are the right bird for the job! We hope the skin bro just loves college and has a great time. With all the dorm stuff in mom's store, she thinks about him every time she sees it!
I hope your evening is just wonderful!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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07/21/2015 07:45.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a great day! It's hot here again so I took a shower! Feeling pretty good!
Mom had chores to get done this morning. The kitchen and the bathrooms were pretty messy and no one else did any cleaning. It's usually like that unless dad is home. He helps clean.
Dad is in Maryland right now and he is picking up Monster Trucks! Isn't that fun? They have to be in Connecticut by
9 AM tomorrow so he'll be driving all night. He likes that better anyway since there is less traffic! I wouldn't mind seeing what a Monster Truck looks like but they are in trailers so dad won't even see what they look like!
I hope you have a nice peaceful Sunday just like me!
Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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07/19/2015 02:12.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It's been way cooler here the past few days and we even got some rain! I was missing it believe it or not!
Last week was so busy! I did not get much time on BC hence my absence from your page!
Dad was home for a few days last week. He was still working but it was all local deliveries and he got to come home in the evenings. There always seems to be too much running around when dad is home.
I have been molting so I have been a bit cranky lately. I bit mom a couple of times but there wasn't too much blood. She understands! I'm just cranky! I am still the cute, adorable, sweet Amazon the mom knows and loves!hehehehe
Back to school is in full swing at mom's store! The kids have only been out for 2 weeks so I doubt any of them are ready to look at back to school stuff yet! Mom says they do have really cute lunch kits and backpacks this year.
I hope all is well at your nest and that you will have a wonderful day!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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07/13/2015 12:30.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a great day! I hope your 4th was tons of fun! Ian told mom the fireworks went on here until midnight. At mom's work it went on until 4am! Ian told mom he went to check on me a few times and I fluttered! That means he woke me up!! It was nice of him to check up on me.
I am sorry I didn't get many notes out yesterday! Mom drove Jennifer down to her dads house. They decided to go to Olympia first because Half Price Books was having a half off sale. Ian said that made them Quarter Price Books!hahahahaha Anyway, you don't really want the Bad Mom in a bookstore because she will spend way too much time looking at the books while her adorable Sugar is home waiting for her! Merlin was locked up in the bedroom and I bet the Bad Mom forgot about that! The Bad Mom was gone for 3 hours! A trip down to Lacey (where Jennifer's dad lives) should only take 1 hour and 10 minutes! The Bad Mom bought 9 books and a reusable shopping bag for $4.17! Great bargain but the Bad Mom should have been home in 1 hour and 10 minutes!
Now mom tells me there is a Half Price Books in Tacoma and she wants to go check that store out! Tacoma is only 15 minutes away but after this fiasco I am not sure I can trust her to come right back!
It is still a billion degrees here and today it's suppose to be a billion and one! I think I have had enough summer now thank you! There are no fans or A/C left in any store around here! Guess everyone should have believed the Weather Channel when they said this was going to happen! Glad the Bad Mom did and got us extra fans! I'm staying cool!
Enjoy the day and I do hope it's perfect! We hope the family is still enjoying their vacation!!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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07/05/2015 11:44.21 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a wonderful day!! It was about a billion degrees here yesterday!!! Okay, it was 98 but it felt like a billion! We are really big babies when it comes to anything over 80! Guess it's going to be like this for the next week or so. Mom got the portable A/C out and Ian and Jennifer spent the entire evening on the sofa watching a silly show on HULU about people racing around the world. It thought it was pretty boring and nothing was blowing up either!!
When mom and Ian came up here to look for a place to live, about 20 years ago, they were having a heat wave and mom thought they were all being too dramatic. They lived in Mojave at the time and it would be 122 by 10am! Now mom understands! The cool weather was a huge selling point when they were looking for a place to move to! Dad was already working up here at the time. Just like with the snow, the heat happens up here every few years.
Mom is going to drive Jennifer down to her dad's house tomorrow so I am going to wish you a safe and Happy 4th today in case we don't have time for notes tomorrow. Mom is working through the weekend but Ian is off so he'll be here to take care of me and Merlin. Neither of us are bothered by fireworks but mom would never leave us alone anyway.
The gardeners are here now and trimming all the bushes. I guess they wanted to get an early start so they don't have to be doing it when it gets to be a billion degrees again!hehehe
I hope the family is having a perfect time on vacation! I hope you are having fun at camp too!!!
Have a fabulous day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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07/03/2015 11:09.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! I hope the family loves their time at the beach. I think staying out of the water is a good idea! Mom went to Hawaii many years ago and the shark would swim right to the shore! Gotta watch your toes!
BC has been like this for more than a month and I don't know if they will ever get it fixed. It take forever to get the calendar page done and the BOTD list too. I just keep hitting the back button until it works!!
You have a fabulous day and I'll chat with you when you get home!
love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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06/29/2015 10:59.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Martini~~
I hope you are having a great day. The BC has been like this for a long time. Sometimes the notes and pictures are there and sometimes they are not! If you hit the vote button everything vanishes! It's all very strange and I guess they are having trouble fixing it! Trying to edit anything is nearly impossible! The calendar page is taking me extra time at night because I keep having to hit the back button and try again!
It's going to be hot here today and we don't do hot very well. There are already tons of people in the pool and the gardeners are here too! I have lots to keep me occupied while mom gets my notes done!
I hope the family has a wonderful vacation! Mom doesn't have any plans to take vacation right now but she will before Christmas seasons starts at work. For retail, that is in September!hahahahaha No! Really!!
Enjoy the day!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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06/26/2015 11:38.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you had a great day. We had a quiet kind of day. Mom had some running around to do and then we had to get dad ready to go back out on the road. Mom grabbed all his stuff and put it on the dining room table so he wouldn't forget anything.
Once again we would like to thank every bird for their kind notes! We hope we can get more birdsonal notes done soon.
Mom went by and got Mandy's paw print from the vet today. It's just beautiful. She is going to get a shadow box and put it in there. That should keep it safe.
Mom is doing some rearranging also. We are just trying to keep busy and find our new normal.
Merlin has decided to be my best friend now. None of us realized how much he would miss Mandy. He has been trying to sleep by my play cage but I got down to the bottom and tried to bite him! He gets locked in the bedroom when mom leaves the house because she doesn't trust him or me!hehehehe
I hope your evening is just wonderful! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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06/24/2015 09:34.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! As some of you know, we lost Mandy yesterday. It's been so hard not having her here. She wasn't there to get me out of my night cage and I had no one to share my toast with.
She was ready to go. Mom never understood that until yesterday. When mom got home Merlin was curled up next to her with his head on her shoulder. Mandy had quit eating on Sunday and when mom sat down next to her yesterday morning she knew it was time. It was very peaceful and the vets office were so kind. They did a paw print on a clay heart for us as a memorial.
We are working on a new normal around here. It's still seems so strange not to see her on her blanket in front of my play cage.
Thank you all for your kind notes. We appreciate it so very much.
Enjoy the day!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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06/23/2015 12:29.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a great day!
We didn't get to watch a movie because dad was watching a show about making over bars! The man on that show yells a lot and there are tons of beeps when he is talking. I don't think that is a good thing! Dad got bored with it but iw as too late to watch a movie by then. Mom says we will find something and watch it early on Friday since she working.
Ian came out of the bathroom this morning and he had shaved his head!!! I let out a very loud "wooger" and got onto my corner perch. He was bald on the top and decided he would just shave off the hair and see if he likes it that way. He says it will grow back if he doesn't! It sure was a shock to me but I started laughing when he came to say hello to me!
The lady downstairs from us has a very old cat. She says it has dementia now and won't come in the house. It sits under my bedroom window and howls which gets Merlin up there and he starts howling too! Last evening Merlin was up there howling and dad said he would get him. He called to mom and said she had to see this! Mom looks out the window and there is an orange cat in my tree! It's not the one from downstairs. The cat kept climbing higher to get to Merlin so mom took Merlin out of the room and told the cat to get down. It climbed all the way to the top of the tree and got on the roof! It went to the other side of the building and climbed down.
Mom has seen the cat before and really doesn't like that the people let it out. There are lots of wild birds outside and since that cat is not afraid of heights, it needs to be kept inside so it can't get the birds! We live on a 6 lane road so it's not safe for the cat either! Sometimes Humans are so dumb!
I hope your day is just perfect! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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06/18/2015 10:37.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a great day! It's been busy around here with drawer cleaning. Mom had to go buy more drawer liner. I've been doing my part by yelling and making a fuss when she is out of the room! I am the bird so it's my job to make lots of noise!
Mom is looking for new placemats but couldn't find any she liked. She is going to try Bed, Bath and Beyond tomorrow and see if there is something she likes there. Dad spilled something on the ones we had and destroyed them! We have had them for a long time so it was probably time to get some new ones anyway.
Since mom is off tonight instead of Friday night, we will do our movie night tonight. Don't know what we are going to watch but there will be snacks so you know I'll be there. She wanted to get Jupiter Ascending but it's not at the Redbox yet. We'll find something we like!
Enjoy your evening and I hope it's perfect!
love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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06/17/2015 07:55.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you had a good day! It's been a very busy week here and today was no different. There always seems to be so much cleaning to do!
Mom, Ian and Jennifer loved Jurassic World. Mom wants to see Inside Out and Minions too but the others didn't seem interested. Mom will just go by herself if they don't want to go!
Mom did the marketing today and dad went with her. Not a good thing because dad just grabs stuff and never looks at the price! They did buy us a new food processor so we shall have grated carrots once again! The old one had a part that broke and Kitchen Aid does not make the model mom has anymore so we got a new one! This one is a Black & Decker since mom is mad at Kitchen Aid for not making replacement parts on a very expensive food processor!
Oh I just love crasins too! They are just yummy. I eat the whole thing! The food I peel and eat only the inside is lima bean. Don't like the outside of them!
I hope your mom is feeling well and that it doesn't get too hot this weekend! A little warm is okay but 90 is too much!
I hope the evening is just wonderful! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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06/12/2015 08:43.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope your day is going great! Mom did not take Jennifer down to her dad's house today because Jennifer woke up and was sick to her stomach. She can't go near her dad if she has the flu so she will just go next week when he is home. Several of the parents and kids at the daycare were sick so she figures she picked it up from them. She is sleeping now and I sure hope she feels better when she wakes up.
Mom took Ian to work, stopped by the bank and went to Walmart to get Mandy more cosequin. Mom's store doesn't sell it! She got the small bag of dry food for Merlin too since none of the other stores sell that either. Mom doesn't get the 3 pound bags since Merlin doesn't eat a lot of it and it goes stale before he can finish it!
Since today is Donut Day, mom got a pack of powdered donuts and let me and Mandy have donuts! Merlin got a piece but he didn't eat it. He just wants to be included but rarely eats any of the snacks! Silly cat!
I am so glad to hear that your mom's foot is healing. I bet she is glad that boot is gone too! It's good that there is not much of a scar too. She can wear flip flops and not feel funny about it! No one really looks at your feet anyway!
I hope your day is just wonderful and that you have lots of fun!
Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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06/05/2015 08:22.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It was very pretty here and not too hot! It's suppose to get hot this weekend but it probably won't be too bad. There are big trees outside my bedroom window and it stays nice and cool in there.
Mom took a nap when she got home this morning. She took Jennifer to work and then went to the market and got some rice for us to share for lunch! It was good! Tomorrow she is taking Jennifer down to her dad's house. He has his heart valve replacement surgery yesterday and it all went great. He'll be out of it for a while and has to spend about 5 days in the hospital. Jennifer's youngest sister is up from Florida so Jennifer will get to see her.
After that mom will be home and we will have our weekend! We are still working on drawers and closets but there will be time for us to just hang out, which I love!
I hope your day is just perfect! Leaving a vote and a big hug just for you!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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06/04/2015 06:33.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a good day! It is a wet, windy and cool day here in the Northwest. It's going to be like this for the next few days and then Summer is coming back! I'm enjoying it.
Not much going on around here. We have the kitchen to clean up but that is an everyday thing. The 12 inches between the sink and the dishwasher seems to be too far for some people around here!hahahahahaha I will of course supervise and give mom my opinions on how the job should be done. She would be lost without me you know!
We hope your mom is feeling all better now. I suppose it just takes time to heal but we hope it's not with pain. Pain is bad!
Mei Mei is a little chick that I adopted from the Kissing Booth. It was Chinese New Year so I decided she needed a Chinese name! Do not know how I would react to another bird in the house! I once had a Lovebird roomie named Peetie. He flew to the bridge some years back and I've been an only bird every since.
Enjoy the day and I do hope it's perfect!
love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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06/02/2015 11:43.18 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you had a great day!
We got up to 82 and there were lots of people in the pool! We had our fire alarm inspection this morning and it lasted all of 30 seconds! The guy walked through the hall into mom's room and said thank you and left! They had the outside alarms going for a very long time. The gardeners were here too trimming the bushes outside my kitchen window so it was even louder! I tried to out scream them both but I just wasn't loud enough! Mom says she is very thankful that the inspection is only once a year!
Have a great night! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/29/2015 08:20.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you had a great day too! It got cloudy and cooler here today so I don't think anyone is missing the pool. They painted it today and then put the lights and the filter covers back on. It is now ready for water when it dries.
Mom has to drive Jennifer down to her dads house tomorrow. The doctors have been checking him ever since he has the heart attack and found he has a leaky heart valve. He is going to have to have surgery to fix it and Jennifer is worried. Mom thinks it will be okay since they do so many of those kinds of surgeries. They haven't scheduled it yet but we keep him in our prayers everyday.
Mom went over to Costco today and it was very crowded. They had all the registers open so it really didn't take long to get out of there. She brought back some lovely blueberry muffins and Mandy, Merlin and I shared one! Yes, the cat likes blueberry muffins!
Do not worry about the blogs! We hope your mom gets better soon and is in no pain from the surgery! You keep a good eye on her!
I hope your evening is just wonderful! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/22/2015 08:28.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a fun day!
The guys are still over there fixing the pool so I still don't know how they are going to fill it. I hope they do it soon because I really want to know! It's funny how we never really paid attention to it before. You can tell that no one here goes swimming! It wasn't a selling point when we rented our apartment. They allowed big dogs and had dog parks so they were a winner as far as we were concerned. The rules have changed since we moved in. They still allow big dogs but I guess they have to okay it first. Same with exotics, which is me! They said we are grandfathered in so it doesn't affect us!
I hope you have the most wonderful day ever!! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/19/2015 11:36.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
How are you! It seems like forever since I've been over here! Not really but it seems like it! BC is still not acting "normal" and sometimes I have to go back to check and see if the blog posted! Crazy!
I have spent the morning watching guys blast the complex swimming pool. I think they are patching the bottom right now! Seems strange to see people walking around in it with no water in it! Never got to see how they drained it but I hope to get to see them fill it back up! I can see it from the living room window and usually only pay attention to it when there are people and water in it!Hahahahaha
I hope all is well and that you are enjoying your spring!
Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/18/2015 12:06.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Mother's Day to your very special MOM
I hope you and your Mama have had an extra sweet day together on this Sunday holiday that honors our mothers. I hope too that her foot is healing up nicely and that she's able to get around better than expected, sooner than expected!

Sending love and kisses to my darling Martini, and a special little conure~kiss for your Mama's cheek.

Your Girl,
Riza •v•

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05/10/2015 04:55.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini!
First, a big hug and a conure~kiss from me to you. And second, please don't feel bad about the hatchday wishes. I know you've been so busy helping your mom get "That Boy's" college paperwork done. I also know that you think of me everyday because I get those two kisses from you every night. In all honesty, it's likely my fault the day slipped by you. Well, it's my mom's fault really; she asked to have all the McFlock names taken off the Hatchday list (except RaneBeau and Kelly's) primarily to avoid having any more of us win that BOTD Award. We always insist that everyone who visits our pages on those special occasions get a return thank you note and there just hasn't been time for things like that lately. RaneBeau's been hoggin' the computer for the making of Derby pictures and those have been squeezed in between photography projects that mom's been involved with for her niece's graduating class as well as a family photo shoot. It's just busy, busy, busy! But I still wish I was making it by your page more often. Please don't give up on me!

I wish I'd gotten a note to you sooner so I could wish your mom success on her foot operation that may very well be going on this very minute. I so hope the pain is alleviated following the surgery and that she doesn't have to be on crutches for too long. I wonder how you'll feel about those odd things being close to her. Weren't there crutches in your life sometime ago? Or am I mixing up stories and details? It wouldn't be the first time I've done that. I know you'll enjoy having your mom at home with you while she recuperates. Maybe there'll be lots of lounging time in the sunroom while her foot heals. I'll wish that for you!

"That Boy's" plans for the future are wonderful ones! How proud your parronts must be of him. I always knew he was a whipper-snapper and a young man with incredible potential. While you'll be happy to see him pack up and move on, I know your mom's going to miss him terribly. Glad he won't be too far away though.

Do you really think a Sun conure can possibly behave herself? I have tried, that's for sure. I haven't bounced anybirdie lately and have even been good about not squawking in mom's ear when I'm on her shoulder. I've been outside a couple of times to sit in the sun while mom works in the yard. It's funny, but I didn't make a peep the last time I was out there. I guess I thought the world was just a bit too big to be making my wee presence known.

Sending you loads of love and of course lots and lots of kisses.

With all my little conure heart — I love you Martini!

Riza •v•

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05/04/2015 09:25.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a fantastic day! We are getting mom ready to head back to work tonight. She'll have to work 6 days this week but then she will have a 3 day weekend! YAY! They are going to go see Avengers II! I will have to wait for the DVD since I hear that movie theaters are not a good place for birds!
I have been busy this morning deleting birds from the hatchday list and the memorial list. I usually delete a bird who has not been on BC for a year since I figure after a year they probably aren't coming back. Today I had several request from flocks to delete their names. Some of their pages have been deleted also. They have other projects they are going to be working on and will not have the time for the BC right now. If you see a friend missing from the list, I did not mess up, it was just a request from the flock!
I hope your day is spectacular and that you get to do lots of fun things!!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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04/23/2015 12:12.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It's sunny and windy here. We had to put the fireplace on for a bit just to warm up the living room. We got a bit of cold weather for a few days but since they really needed the extra snow in the mountains I am just fine with it.
Mom had to renew Merlin's "Home Again" chip this morning. They charge $17.99 a year but that is not bad at all. With him being such a crazy cat it is necessary to keep all the info updated just in case he does get out. Everyone has learned to be vigilant when he is around so hopefully it is a service we never have to use.
Mom is feeling much better today. We have some cleaning up to do and then she needs to stop by the market. No bread or milk in the house!! Mandy will be getting a bath also. Then mom will be back to work tonight. She is not going to work on Friday night since there really isn't any reason to. She'll just take a vacation day for Sunday night.
I hope your day is just perfect!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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04/14/2015 12:51.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini!
Has spring completely sprung at your house now? It's sure trying to here. The daffodils and crocuses area blooming but there are no leaves on the trees yet. The robins are back tho and there's one really silly one that keeps tapping on the glass in the front room.mminthink he wants to come in and see who's making the robin sounds inside the birdnroom. (Kelly and Saber). Mom says he likely sees his reflection in the window and is doing a lot of flirting with it. He was at the bay window in the big bird room this morning but we didn't see him the rest of the day. I wish he'd come hang out on my window ledge- I could teach him how to speak Conure!

I spent part of the day shredding a cardboard egg carton and pulling a brown lunch bag out through the holes in a foraging toy. There were safflower seeds inside the bag so I was rewarded for my hard work sometimes.

Hoping your week has been a nice one so far. With the weather warming up were now hearing things like 'storm warnings' and 'tornado watch'. Let the fear begin. I do not like it when the thunder rattles my dreams of you.

Hugs and Kisses
Your Girl, Riza

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04/08/2015 05:37.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a great day! Yep! This is a new one for BC. Blogs invisible and not updating! Very creepy! I can not update anything~no Calendar, no BOTD list! I was able to ad Jake's royal portrait thought only is doesn't always show up when I go to look!! I'm pretty sure it's there!
I had a seagull come visit outside my window this morning. They usually hang out at the Burger King up the street mooching french fries from people! Mom says it heard me making all this noise and came to see what was the matter! I don't believe her at all! I think she is just trying to make me be quiet but when the joy wants to come out, I let it out!hahahahaha
Enjoy your day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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04/08/2015 11:29.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
Happy Easter! I hope you are having a great day!
We are having pizza today!!! I know it's not the traditional Easter meal but we had the traditional one on Tuesday when dad was home! We took a vote and pizza is what everyone wanted! Well, mom didn't really care. She has a cold and just wanted something that wasn't fussy!
I hope your Easter is just fabulous!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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04/05/2015 11:15.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Easter Martini !
I'm picturing you in a quiet house, you all relaxed maybe under the papers, no worries about having to keep an eye out for Who Know Who because he's gone away with the parronts. Instead you're having a good time shredding tons of paper and maybe listening for the sound of the key in the door that tells you Lisa is stopping by for a visit. I'd love to come help shred papers and then pop out and surprise Miss Lisa with you. Wouldn't she be surprised to see not one but two conures!

I wonder if you'd let me work on those pins feathers. To be honest, I only let mom work on mine for so long. If she rubs one wrong just a little bit I tell her she's all done by squawking and hopping out of reach. I'd rather sit on her shoulder and spread feather dust all over her as I work on what I can reach.

Big congrats to "That Boy" for his acceptances and scholarships!! How exciting for him. I can well imagine that your Mama will be missing him terribly once he's off to college but like you said, a two hour drive is not bad at all should he decide to visit home for a weekend.

Here's wishing you and your family a wonderful Easter weekend.

With love,
xoxox
RIZA •v•

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04/03/2015 10:00.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a great day! More chores going on around here so I am again supervising the whole thing! I tell you a birds work is never done!
I always help keep an eye on the turtle when mom has them in the summer home. Gracie is determined to get out and go exploring! I have no idea where she thinks she is going to go since she doesn't really move very fast and it would be easy for mom to catch her!!
We already had our Easter dinner. Mom was off Tuesday night and Wednesday night. Dad was home on Monday since he had his semi annual check up then. Mom asked if he could stay for one more night so they could all have the dinner together! It was lovely and I had corn bread and some croissants!!
I hope your family has wonderful Easter and I hope you have fun with your Aunt Lisa. It's very cool that she is right there for you!
Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Happy Easter buddy!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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04/02/2015 10:33.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It's been too long since I got blogs out to every bird and I wish I had something exciting to share but it's been rather dull around here.
Dad is home for the day since he had to go to his doctor. Just the usual 6 month check up because of the cholesterol medicine he takes. You would think the cat would be all over him since he doesn't see him much but Merlin is still following mom everywhere. She is the one who feeds us so I can't blame him for sticking close by! You wouldn't want to miss a snack!
I will be having "turtle tank" cleaning duties once mom gets back from dropping Ian off at work. He wasn't suppose to work today but someone called out again! Ian picks up most of his hours that way!
I have the very important job of watching George and Gracie while mom washes the tank. They go into a little box which mom calls there summer home! I watch to make sure they don't escape! Gracie is always wanting to get out although I have no idea where she thinks she is going to go. It's a turtle thing I guess!
Any college news yet?? It must be very exciting to see which colleges off "that boy" a place. We hope he gets into the one he wants.
I hope your day is just wonderful! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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03/30/2015 12:40.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello My Sweetie!
So you've been a very good boy lately. Aren't you something! I'm so very proud of you. I haven't gotten myself into trouble lately but that's only because I can't fly or you know good and well I'd have several stories to tell about doing something naughty. In the picture of me on the arm of the couch I was thinking about putting some beak marks in the plant behind me but mom kept whistling when I'd turn my head to check out a leaf which reminded me that I shouldn't beak anything. I'm going a bunch of new feathers so there are pins sticking out everywhere, especially on my head and neck. It feels nice when mom massages those for me.

Yes, I do get to go outside once the weather's nice. Sometimes I get to go sit in the big aviary but only when mom can sit out there with me. The spacing on the bars is wide enough that I can slip through so it's actually not very safe for me to be out there, especially if I have more than a couple of flight feathers. If I go to the bird barna and get left, I tend to hang on the wiring of the front aviary and call to mom to come sit with me. (Read that 'squawk and scream'.) I really don't like being left out there although after about 15 mins I usually give up with the whining and go find a stick to chew up or a place in the back aviary to sit in the sun. Of course I can only do that if my flights are grown back in. They're going to have to hurry with the growing if I'm going to get any summer-time flying in.

How exciting that this coming week is when "That Boy" will hear back from the colleges he's applied to. If those schools are smart, they'll all beg him to come to their establishment as he'd be an asset to any student body. It's going to be odd to think of your house without him there. Bet your parronts feel the same way. I know your thoughts on the matter tho. *giggle*

It's neat that the family's going away for the coming holiday weekend. Lucky Lisa, getting to see you again. I wish I could surprise you by showing up on her shoulder when she comes in. Boy, could we have us a grand squawk session!

Wishing you lots of wonderful days in the week to come.

With love,
XOXO
Riza •v•

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03/28/2015 09:41.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini!
How has your week been? Has there been lots to watch out the windows? I'm seeing lots and lots of robins these days. Sometimes I wonder where they're all going to find enough worms to eat. I'm told most of them aren't staying in the neighborhood, that they're only passing through. Lucky them, being on a big adventure like that.

There's not much exciting to tell about my life. I've shredded another cardboard egg carton, a stack of newspapers that were on the bottom of my travel cage, and a couple of plastic rings that toys hang from. The beak's been busy this week. I wish my trimmed flight feathers would fall out so new ones could grow in. With summer weather coming there'll be chances for hanging out in the big bird room while they're all outside and I want to be able to get around in there with ease. This having to get down on the floor and march to where I want to be next is so time-consuming! If only I would behave myself when I've got flight privileges I wouldn't end up grounded for the winter.

I tried a new food this past week; purple cabbage. At first I just moved it around in the bowl but when I ran out of my favorite foods I ended up trying the purple stuff and liking it. There was finally a quarter of a grape in the bowl today too. We've been out of grapes for a long time and I've been having to eat fresh papaya instead. That's not my favorite, at least not this month. Do you have a favorite fresh fruit? Mine is actually oranges but since parrots aren't suppose to eat a lot of citrusy fruits, I only get a tiny piece every once in awhile. Bummer.

Well, I hope your weekend is extra special. If you're lucky, your mom will be home all weekend and you'll get to camp on her knee for a whole bunch of time!

Sending you sweet Riza~Kisses

xXxXx

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03/26/2015 06:04.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It's almost spring even if it is going to snow in the east again! The news pointed out that New York has had snow as late as May so it's not so weird. It's still going to be spring even if it doesn't look like it outside and that is a reason to celebrate!
I'm really sorry I have not been able to blog as much as I would like! Mandy is losing the use of her rear right leg now and it has become more challenging for mom to take care of her. She doesn't stand up for too long anymore and has to move slowly to get from one room to the next. The vet said this is all part of the disease! Mandy is still eating up a storm so that is good news! Yesterday she did not follow mom down the hall to get me from my night cage and mom was a bit concerned. She then realized that dad was in the kitchen making coffee so Mandy was hanging out there! All of us know that dad is a soft touch when it comes to getting snacks! We just have to give him a pitiful sort of look and he caves and gives us something!hehehehehehe
I do hope you enjoy your day and find a fun way to welcome spring! I think a nice cake would be a good idea! I love cake!
Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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03/19/2015 10:57.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini!
Thanks for the Happy St. Patrick's Day wishes. I bet you look so cute all snuggled in your shamrock sleep tent with all those clovers around you. Are they four-leafed clovers? I've never had Irish Soda Bread but I can bet it tastes really wonderful. I could happily nibble on a piece of that right now! Nothing special happened here for the Irish holiday even though my family has an Irish heritage. Silly people. I could've enjoyed some corned beef or soda bread.

I'm very happy to hear that both your parronts and That Boy had safe trips in their opposite directions. The winter weather had been just crazy for you Eastern peoples. I'll bet you'll be so glad to see green grass on the ground instead of white snow. It wasn't a very snowy winter here. Just cold, cold, cold. It was 70° the other day and the big birds got to go out. Not me tho, but I did enjoy the window in my room being open so the breeze could blow in and the robins outside could hear me yelling at them.

Thank you for your sweet good night kisses. You are the most darling boyfriend a girl~bird could ever dream of having. And by all means, that last kiss of the day should be shared with your Mama. She so deserves your affections.

Sending Sunny kisses your way ~~~ ~~~~ ~~~ XxXxX

With love,
Riza •v•

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03/18/2015 03:29.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
Happy St. Patrick's day! I hope you are having a wonderful day. We have corn beef and veggies in the crockpot. Mom has to work tonight so she won't be eating any of it until tomorrow. I'll have a slice of soda bread since I love the stuff!
Dad is running late so mom will be picking him up after she takes Jennifer to work at noon. I'll be busy with a new toy and some snacks until she gets back!
I bet your snuggle hut is just adorable! I like to crawl into the caves that mom makes with her quilt! She always asks "where is Sugar" and I stick my head out! It must be warm and cozy to be able to sleep in one! I'm too big to fit into I think!
Enjoy your day!!
Love, St. Patrick Day Hugs and a vote too!
Sugar ♥

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03/17/2015 12:26.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday! I have decided to just ignore the whole daylight savings time! If someone needs more daylight then they should just get up early and not force it on the rest of us!hahahahahaha
Mom got the rugs cleaned before I got up. Then I had some waffle with Mandy. Merlin kept howling because he wanted some too but he didn't eat it! Cats are so very strange!
Mandy has to have a bath today and then we are going to clean up the kitchen and then mom is going to bed. She went in an hour early last night so we sort of changed our schedule last night so we don't have to deal with it today.
I hope your day is just wonderful and that you have lots of fun! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love ~ Sugar ♥

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03/08/2015 11:58.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a wonderful day. Still spring-like around here. Even the cotton wood trees are already blooming. There are tons of commercials on the radio about how we had such a mild winter and that maybe everyone should buy and A/C for their house since it might be a hot summer!hahahahaha
Quite morning so far. Mom is going to take Jennifer down to Olympia so that she can spend the weekend with her dad. He had a heart attack 2 weeks ago but is home now and doing okay. He can't lift or do too much right now so she is going to help with the house cleaning and just keeping him company. Mom won't be gone for too long and then we are going to do some cooking. I am hoping for some lovely birdie bread today!
Mom starts her workweek tonight so I'm sure there will be laundry being done too. I know she already did the bedding and the towels so now she will have to do her clothes. I got a new toy in my playcage so I'll will be busy with that.
Enjoy the day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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