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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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I am a Sun Conure from PV, WV.

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  Hello Martini~
Hope you are having a great day! Nice around here so far. We have been getting a few things done around the house and watching House Hunters International. Very interesting!
Mom was on the phone with her sister for a long time and McKenzie does not like mom being on the phone. She has been crawling all over mom and barking! She is very annoying! Merlin is trying to get in on the action and wants to sit in moms lap! They are both so needy!!!
They finished the barriers on the street so now all that is left is line painting. It's suppose to rain over the weekend so they will probably get it done soon. It was fun to watch but I think everyone is glad that all those orange cones are gone.
Moms eyes are just fine now. She is certainly glad about that since the itching was driving her nuts!
Hope your family has a great time! Dad should be home on Memorial day but both mom and Ian are working. I will probably spend the day shredding and chewing also!
Enjoy the rest of the day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/25/2016 04:39.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope the day is going great! It was boring around here today but I enjoyed it. I spent time with mom while McKenzie and Merlin took naps. They take naps just about the same time everyday so mom and I can plan playtime!
The construction dudes are back and putting the barriers on the roads. They had 2 big trucks with the cement barriers on them. The put them down and then painted them yellow! They didn't finish the whole street so I imagine they will be back tomorrow. It was fun to watch them! After that all that is left is painting the lines. No more beeping trucks after that! Thank Goodness!!!
Enjoy your evening! Leaving a vote and a big hug just for you!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/24/2016 08:41.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It was really pretty this morning but now the sky is getting dark and I think we are going to have rain the rest of the day.
We are finishing up laundry which is pretty boring. Mom says is necessary! I suppose!
My play cage was all cleaned up this morning when I came out so I am going to have to spend the rest of the day redecorating it. I don't understand why mom can't appreciate how hard I work at making all those lovely piles of wood!! I know she wasn't too happy about me trying to feed the puppy again. I figured that if those pellets are good for me they have to be good for the puppy too! Right? I am keeping the good stuff for myself I must admit, but McKenzie seemed to appreciate what I shared with her!
Mom put Alice in Wonderland on for me to watch. It's a pretty old movie because I don't see Johnny Depp anywhere and there is no CGI. Guess I'm spoiled from all the new special effects out these days!
Enjoy the day!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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05/19/2016 02:20.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a great day!! I'm really sorry I didn't get around much this weekend. Mom was trying to rest to get rid of the pink eye/cold.
Unfortunately moms eyes started bothering her last night at work. She had her drops with her and used them. They have been waxing the floors for the past two nights so it may just be the fumes from that. Mom stayed as far away as she could but had to walk through the area to get to the office. Tonight the store is closing two hours early so that the system can be shut down for updates. It won't be back online until 4 am so mom will be helping the freight guys.
Mom is trying to rest during the day but I think that "I need to rest" translates to "let's chase the cat" in dog language. I have been a very good nurse and sit right next to mom and keep her company! She only has tonight and then it's our weekend again! YAY!
I have taken over the Kissing Booth for the next 2 weeks. It's all about food!! Come on over and have a bite to eat! We will be doing all sorts of great snacks!
Enjoy the day and I do hope it's spectacular!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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05/16/2016 01:18.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a great day! Sorry I didn't get a note out yesterday but mom has pink eye and a cold and feels miserable. She didn't go to work last night. The pink eye stated in the right eye only but when she woke up last night it was both eyes. Her vision was pretty blurry so she figured she had better not try driving until they cleared up some. They feel better today but she still looks really weird! She is using the drops and it shouldn't be too long before the redness goes away.
I have to say that I have been an excellent nurse! McKenzie and Merlin are not being so good. They both want attention all the time! I guess they still have not figured out who is the favorite around here!
Merlin got behind the washer this morning and mom had to pull it out to get him out! Right now they are both taking naps so I have a chance to get some notes done!
We are getting some laundry done and George and Gracie need to be cleaned out again. Dad bought the wrong filters and they are not working very well. Mom will have to pick some up next time she is down in town.
I heard that lots of places out East are having rain and lots of it! It should be over here but it's not! We get so much of it that when it doesn't rain things tend to dry up quickly!
It's just awesome that your boy knows what he wants to do. I bet he will make a great attorney! It's smart of him to try to get ahead to graduate early since it will give him more time to check out law schools and be one of the first to apply! Does he know where he wants to go?
I hope you have a wonderful day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/13/2016 10:56.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It's very spring like here and I have been enjoying the sunshine!
We did chores yesterday since mom was off. Mostly going through old mail and straightening up the linen closet. Mom got some shelf liner at the dollar store and lined all the shelves in there. It looks very nice and we even found more stuff to donate to the Goodwill!!
We really should have gotten on BC earlier than we did but we had no idea they were going to take the site down last night. It would be really nice if they gave us a "heads up" but I suppose it is not important to them. All the sites were down so they must have been doing maintenance on the server.
It's back to work for mom tonight so we are getting the rest of the laundry done. My play cage was all cleaned when I came out this morning and I have new toys also. I guess I am going to be a busy bird today!!
How is "that boy enjoying his summer vacation? Hope he gets to so lots of fun stuff!
Enjoy your day and I hope it's just spectacular!
love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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05/11/2016 11:17.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! Another pretty sunny one here!
I think they have finished with the road construction! YAY! It took 2 weeks but everything has been paved now. They still have to put the barriers back into the center and paint the stripes but I'm sure that will not be as loud as a steam roller! They had most of the road shut down last night so mom had to cut through the markets parking lot to get home!
Mom loved Captain America Civil War. Captain America has always been moms favorite. She admire the way he does the right thing even if it's not the easiest or popular thing. He is an honorable character!
They did not get back until Midnight. McKenzie did great in her crate even though she got put in there 2 hours early. Mom got us up when she got home and took McKenzie for a nice walk. Then she made us a waffle! We had a Midnight Waffle Party!! We only stayed up for half an hour and then we all went back to bed. It was fun but since I'm a bit sleepy today, I don't think we will be doing it much!
Mom has to go to PetCo today to get McKenzie her Science Diet and some new toys! That puppy goes through toys almost as fast as I do! I'm impressed!
So "that boy" is having is first summer vacation from college! How cool!! Does he have plans? I just hope he enjoys being home with his family! He might not say it but I bet he misses your parronts!
Enjoy your day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/06/2016 12:07.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! Turned out to be a sunny one here.
It's movie night so I guess we are all going to bed early. Mom is taking McKenzie on a very long walk before so she will be tired out. Mom said we could get up for a while when she gets home. They are going to see Captain America Civil War.
We didn't do much today. The kitchen always seems to need cleaning and there is always laundry. Tomorrow we will be straightening out the pantry yet again! Seems like that always needs to be done too!
Road work continues at night. Hard to tell what they are doing but the left lanes are still not paved. They put some sort of pink canvas looking stuff in holes and piled asphalt on top. That part was paved over when mom drove this morning. Hopefully the left lanes will be paved tonight and that should be it!
Have a wonderful evening! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/05/2016 06:43.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a spectacular day! We remembered that your mom was off visiting her mom! We hope she had a wonderful time!
Mom says that mole was just so cute! She told Ian that if they were bigger people would be killing them to get their coats. He was black and shiny! The little growl was sort of funny cause he was so small he wasn't going to scare anyone with that growl. Mom is just so thankful he was okay. Of course McKenzie keeps trying to go back to the fence but that is not going to happen again! The gardeners were here today and mowed all the lawns so smelling around them should keep her occupied!
We still have road work every night. Mom leaves the radio on when she goes to work to help buffer the beeping noises. The gardeners truck backed up and made the beeping noise and I started growling! Mom told me she was sorry and it wouldn't last forever! Luckily they do not work on Saturday or Sunday so I will get some peace and quiet!
Enjoy the rest of your day!! Leaving a vote and a hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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04/29/2016 04:48.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! I can't believe I'm BOTD! I am so excited and so grateful to all my friends here. It is still such an honor to be picked from all the awesome birds here to have a day in the spotlight!
We have had a crazy morning already! It was pretty loud last night since they were paving the road across the street. Who knew that paving included pounding? I didn't! It was the stream roller I guess! Mom cranked the radio up but you could still feel a bit of shaking. I squawked a few times and Merlin spent most of the night in the window watching it all! McKenzie slept through it all!! They were done by 4 am but I think I'll be grabbing a nap later!
We have a wetland that runs the length of the complex. It is fenced in but it's just a plank fence and not totally to the ground. When mom was walking McKenzie this morning, McKenzie stuck her head under the fence that encloses the wetland and pulled out a Mole! Thank goodness mom has been working on "drop" with her because when mom screamed, she dropped it! The poor thing was flailing around and so scared! McKenzie knew she had done something bad cause she flattened out on the walkway and looked guiltily at mom!
Mom locked McKenzie in the car and grabbed the car towel. She picked up the little Mole and checked him out. Thankfully he wasn't hurt! He kept flailing and growled at mom! Mom crawled against the fence and found his hole and set him down there. He dug a little and then popped back down in the hole. Mom told McKenzie that there will be no hunting allowed! We read later on that coyotes dig up moles for food. Dad thinks any kind of dog would do it and that is probably true. Obviously there will be no more walking anywhere near the fence! I don't think moms heart could take another incident like that!hahahahaha She was so scared that McKenzie had killed it.
Come on over to the castle today! Mikey and Kacey have had Lizzy and Chipper prepare a wonderful luncheon for us! I can't wait to see you!!!
Enjoy your day!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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04/28/2016 11:58.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you had a wonderful day! We did the chores we never got done yesterday. Kind of boring but mom put Minions on for me while she was cleaning the kitchen! I love those squeaky yellow guys!
McKenzie was a bit rowdy this afternoon. She thinks that the cat is going to play with her like another puppy would but we all know that is not going to happen. He sits and whacks at her and whines for mom to come pick him up. I think he is doing that on purpose to that mom will pick him up. He certainly could get up on something, like he usually does, but I think he just wants mom to rescue him!
The road construction is continuing at night. The trucks just stared showing up. Mom put the radio on a bit louder last night so we wouldn't have to listen to the beeping when the trucks back up. Mom was hoping they would be farther along at this point. They still have not paved across the street from us so maybe tonight. Then they will start tearing up our side of the street! The parts they have finished do look very nice and are really smooth to drive on!
I hope your evening is just wonderful! }
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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04/27/2016 09:55.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a wonderful day!! I did not get many notes out yesterday just because we ran out of time! Actually, it's all moms fault since she fell asleep when she got home from work! Guess she was tired but it sure did put us behind! We managed to get the stuff done that needed to get done but it was time for her to go to bed after that! She only has one more night to work and then we get our weekend!
Really nothing exciting going on. Jennifer is not feeling well so McKenzie and I are trying to be quite so she can sleep! Merlin sleeps all day anyway so it's no big deal for him! I'm doing pretty good but McKenzie doesn't understand quiet yet.
I hope your day is just wonderful! We hope your mom is having lots of fun!
Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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04/25/2016 01:58.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a great day. Cool, wet and windy here. Mom had to put the heat back up a bit in the bedroom to make it nice and cozy for me! Perhaps she should not have put away all that winter stuff!Hehehehehehe It was like daring Mother Nature to bring back the cold!
They have been repaving in my neighborhood. They got onto my street last night. They took a big backhoe and smashed the cement divider that goes down the center of the street! It was noisy but over quickly! They just smashed it and swept it up. Now there is just a yellow line there. Guess they'll be back after the weekend to pave it. Mom left for work right after they did it and she said it runs all the way up to the freeway~about a mile up the street! They seem to be moving pretty quickly!!
I hope the day is just fabulous!! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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04/23/2016 01:07.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a great day! It's only 80 here today so that is tolerable! There is a nice breeze and mom has the window open so I'm enjoying that. My cage was all cleaned out again this morning so I've been working on redecorating.
McKenzie had an upset tummy this morning. Ian bought her a rawhide bone at Petco yesterday and it did not agree with her. Mom will stick with the Dingo bones since they have never upset her tummy. Petco only had the tiny Dingo bones so mom will pick up the more appropriate sized ones at her work. She is feeling fine now and wants to eat everything in sight! Just like normal!hehehehehe
We have been doing chores most of the day. Mom washed the winter jackets and is going to hang them in the hall closet. She got the stove scrubbed and wants to get some things done in her bedroom later. She will have to wait for Jennifer to get home so that she can occupy McKenzie while mom and I go in the bedroom. If McKenzie is in the bedroom you have to watch her all the time because she likes to grab books and try to chew them up! That is a huge NO NO in this house! I don't get to do it so she can't either!
I hope the day is just wonderful! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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04/20/2016 05:10.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a wonderful day.
Mom is having one of those days where she can not get anything done! I blame it all on the dog!hehehehehe Mom says there is blame to share!
I have been throwing pieces of wood out to McKenzie and the dork tries to eat them!! Mom asked me to stop it but I don't think it's my fault if the dog is a dope!
When I got bored with that game I decided it was time to rip the paper up on the bottom of the cage. That always gets the puppy running!! I think she wants to rip paper up also. Mom finally had to put her on the leash to keep her away from my cage. Merlin started howling for food so mom filled up his dry food bowl. He took a few bites and then walked over and started whacking the dog. Guess he was jealous because McKenzie was paying attention to me! The turtles even got into it by pushing their filter over!! Mom said something about needing a vacation!hehehehehehe
Another beautiful day here. Suppose to be nice again tomorrow. I like having the window open and all the sunshine! I hope you have an awesome day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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04/18/2016 03:57.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope the day is going great! Mom was gone for nearly 2 hours getting dad to the airport. Not a ton of traffic this morning but there is more up near Seattle then there is down here. McKenzie really enjoyed it. She watches planes. Don't know if that is unusual or not but every time one of the big transports come over to land at JBLM, she stops to watch!
She managed to get out of her seatbelt when mom was leaving the airport and came to sit in the front! I don't think she understands that dad is not coming back later!
When mom got home they were starting the pressure washing outside. It was very loud and McKenzie and Merlin got scared. I was just fine! Mom moved us all and we spent an hour waiting for it to be done! Now we have wait for the stairs to be dry so we can put our doormat back out!
I hope your mom has the best time visiting with her mom! Moms mother has been gone for nearly 15 years now and mom misses her everyday. Moms are very special you know!
I hope your day is spectacular!! Leaving a vote and a big hug too!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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04/15/2016 03:23.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you had a great day. It was nice here. Mom and I did chores and laundry. We cleaned out a bunch of drawers in the bathroom. There was some old stuff there that we threw out and then checked our first aid kit to make sure it was filled up. Mom hates it when she needs a band aid and there are none left! Mom went to the market across the street to pick up some food for Merlin and return the movies from yesterday. After that she was home the rest of the day.
Enjoy the evening!!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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04/13/2016 09:09.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! Another quiet one around here. I've been busy trying to get the puppy to come close enough so that I can give her a nip! Mom keeps telling me no but McKenzie is so trusting and really wants to come closer. Mom told me it wasn't nice to tease her like that so I'm back to chewing some toys for now.
Mom managed to break the little toe on her left foot so she is not walking very quickly today. She doesn't even remember how she did it! She walks into things all the time so she probably banged it on something yesterday! She is a real klutz!!
Enjoy your day and I hope it's spectacular! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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04/11/2016 02:18.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a wonderful day. Very pretty here still and I'm enjoying the sunshine.
Happy Belated Birthday to Aunt JoAnn! I sure hope she had a wonderful day! Mom says Happy Birthday too!
Not much going on here today. McKenzie is taking a nap so we are trying to get the notes done before she wakes up. Jennifer is trying to finish her book for the book club meeting tomorrow. It's called Night Circus. Mom tried reading it a few years ago but never really got into the story. It was a bit slow but she may try it again when Jennifer is done. Jennifer hasn't formed an opinion yet so it will be interesting to see how the book club meeting goes.
Mom has read two of the Library's book club selection. She was okay with "Wild" but absolutely loved "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet". It was a wonderful story about a Chinese boy and Japanese girl who become friends in Seattle during WWII.
I should never let mom get started on books!! This note would be going on for days and days!!hehehehehe
I think it's nice that "That Boy" is coming home. I bet your mom misses him and it will be nice for them to have some time together to catch up on things. We sure hope he is enjoying college. I bet you could find a toy to play with while they are visiting!
Enjoy your day and I hope it's just spectacular!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ?

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04/08/2016 01:14.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a fabulous day! Very sunny and beautiful here. We are suppose to hit 80 today. Not sure if it will happen but there are so many trees outside my bedroom window that it won't feel warm in there anyway.
Mom and dad went to Costco this morning. They went right when it opened so that it wouldn't be too hot for McKenzie in the car. They parked in the shade and left the windows cracked. It wasn't even 60 at that point so she was fine.
McKenzie had a great time at her very first Spa Day yesterday. Her groomers was named Sarah and she is a very nice young lady. McKenzie just loved her and she was very patient with McKenzie when she started to freak out over the blow dryer. Mom took McKenzie over there this morning to give Sarah a thank you card and a tip. McKenzie thought she was going to get another bath!hahahaha Wonder why she likes it at the groomers and not at home?? McKenzie got another food bowl while they were at Petsmart. You are not going to believe this but she chewed up her food bowl! What was she thinking?? She got a lovely pink bowl that is stainless steel on the inside. If there is a way to chew it up I promise you McKenzie will find it! Mom wanted to get her the Seahawk Hoodie but dad thinks we should wait to see if she is going to get any bigger. I think dad doesn't want her wearing clothes but mom is determined that when football season comes around, McKenzie will be wearing the Seahawk colors.
I hope the day is just wonderful! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love You ~ Sugar ♥

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04/07/2016 01:36.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! Very pretty up here again. We are suppose to be reaching 80 tomorrow. A bit early for that but it's only one day. The 70's are perfectly lovely and I think we should just have 70 year round!hehehehehe
I really enjoyed the new Star Wars. There was lots of stuff blowing up and you know that I love that. I think dad liked it too. Mom, Ian and Jennifer had already seen it at the movie theater but said there were things they missed the first time.
I have had a lovely afternoon hanging out with mom. I got to have her all to myself. McKenzie is gone for a spa day at the groomers. First time she has been there. She was putting on her cuteness when mom dropped her off and everyone fell in love with her. She really is a sweet puppy and is very nice to everyone she meets.
I got to run around the living room and that was lots of fun. I got picked up when I started to chew on the carpet! Go figure!
Dad and Ian have gone to pick up McKenzie. She just had a bath and they are going to file her nails also. She has very sharp nails.
The rest of the day will be spent doing the chores we should have done earlier!hahahahaha Playing was much more fun and the chores will still be there later.
Enjoy your day!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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04/06/2016 08:51.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a fabulous day! Pretty nice around here still but the rain will be back tonight. I can not complain since so many places are still having snow in April!
Took a shower this afternoon and McKenzie thought I was playing. She jumped up on the front of my play cage! Mom grabbed her and told her no! Dad said it would have been the perfect time for me to use my new "McKenzie No" phrase but I was too busy trying to get over to bite her!
Dad has his Fender guitar hanging on the wall between the living room and the kitchen. It's been there forever! He walked by and strummed it and McKenzie went nuts. She growled and barked! Mom told her it was nothing scary but she does not like it. Dad tried to show it to her but she kept growling. It's back on the wall now but she is keeping an eye on it. She is a very strange puppy!
Uncle Chuck called us this morning. We were surprised. He is doing okay. Mom posted a note on the calendar page and on the BC community page on Facebook.
I hope your day is just stellar!!! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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04/03/2016 01:54.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! Another beautiful spring day up here!
Sounds like your family had quite a feast at Easter! That is so cool. Mom's aunt did a big dinner but since she and Ian both worked they couldn't go over there. Her aunt and uncle are flying down to California tomorrow because their grandson (mom's 2nd cousin)is getting married. Mom can't wait to see the pictures.
Gardeners are here this morning and out mowing. It is keeping McKenzie occupied for a little while at least.
She is shedding and mom has been trying to keep her brushed up. It's difficult because McKenzie still thinks brushing her hair is a game! Mom tried it out on the balcony and there were some tufts of fur left out there. A sparrow came by and collected them! I guess McKenzie's fur is going to be part of their nest! Pretty cool!!
Not much planned for today. Mom does have to go to the market since dad is home and seems to be eating everything!hahahahahah Good thing I have my mini pancakes stashed because he ate all the bread yesterday so not toast for me this morning! Pancakes are just as good!!
Enjoy they day and I hope it's spectacular!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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04/01/2016 12:23.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you had a great day! It's very pretty up here. The wind is still blowing so it doesn't feel as warm as I'd like but it was still nice.
Mom had lots of cleaning to get caught up on so we did that most of today. Still have things we want to get done but it's our weekend so we have tomorrow also.
I'm an Auntie!! Moms sister canary hatched 3 chicks! There is still one egg to go and I've got my toes crossed the little guy show up soon! Moms sister is rather freaked out and has been doing a lot of reading up on canary babies! I think they'll be just fine.
Uncle Chuck is at the rehab center now. They don't have phones in the rooms so his sister is suppose to bring him his cell phone.
I hope you have a wonderful evening! Leaving a vote and big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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03/29/2016 07:17.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a wonderful Easter Sunday! McKenzie and I shared a blueberry muffin for breakfast and it was yummy. We don't really celebrate Easter around here since mom always has to work and Ian is still at work. Maybe we will do something when mom is off this week. She did get a couple of vegan chocolate bars and will share them with dad, Ian and Jennifer. I think the muffin was a much better idea!
Jennifer just got back from her sisters house. She went down on Friday for a birthday party for her brother in law. He and Ian share a birthday. They announced the sex of the new baby and Maddie is getting a little sister!! I think Maddie is very excited. I know I can't wait to meet her. They don't have a name picked out yet but I'm sure it will be great.
We talked to Uncle Chuck a while ago and he is doing okay. There is a complete update on from RaneBeau on the calendar page. Jenny and Lalo have gone over to visit with Aunt Denise and the flock which is just wonderful. I know Uncle Chuck feels much better knowing that they are safe and have lots of company.
Enjoy your day and I hope it's a very special Easter for everyone!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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03/27/2016 01:37.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! We did some chores and then mom had to run over to the market to pick up a few things. Dad is making home made pizza tonight. It's Ian's birthday and they both love that pizza. I'll be getting a nice piece of crust!
Nothing else interesting going on here. It's been a mostly quite day and that is just fine!
Hope your evening is just wonderful!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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03/23/2016 07:37.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a spectacular day! Oh yes! We have the email address. Mom wrote it down in her address book so she wouldn't lose it!

You know you never need to worry about not being able to blog. The BC has been iffy this week and some days were good and others we couldn't stay on long enough to finish any notes. Don't think they are interested in fixing anything since they are planning on making it a magazine format next year!

We didn't really celebrate St. Patrick's day at all. Everyone had to work. I did get a lovely waffle for breakfast. It was good! Mom makes soda bread sometimes too but she didn't do it yesterday. She did bake some yams and made spaghetti. It sounds like a strange combination but they were not eat together!hehehehehe Jennifer bought a whole bunch of yams because they were going to try a bean and yam chili but they did not have all the ingredients and mom didn't want the yams to go bad, so she baked them. They will get more along with the ingredients they were missing and try the chili this weekend!!!

Enjoy your day!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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03/18/2016 02:03.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
Happy St. Patrick's Day! I hope you have a fabulous day!
It is sunny and pretty up here. We are starting out at 30 but will end up near 60. Spring!!
Mom got the filters for the vacuum dried out and put back in so I know she'll be using that evil machine today! McKenzie is shedding and it's awful! Mom has been brushing her but she thinks it's a game so it's slow going. There are still clumps of fur all over! Mom sweeps them up before she vacuums. She has to sweep up all the treats I threw out of the cage for the puppy too! I'm just doing my part with the puppy duty!
Enjoy the day and I do hope it's just spectacular!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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03/17/2016 12:16.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~~
I hope you had a wonderful day! Mom had lots of things she wanted to get done today but me, Merlin and McKenzie just wanted her to pay attention to us! She was trying to clean the brushes on the Bissell and I was screaming! McKenzie wanted to help her so mom had to get her to play with some toys. Merlin just wanted to sit on moms lap! I kept screaming at the others for them to leave mom alone! I don't think mom understood how I was trying to help her!hehehehehe
I hope you have a wonderful evening! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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03/16/2016 09:40.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! Pretty quite day around here. We have all wanted moms attention today so she is finding it difficult to get anything done.hehehehehehe It is our weekend so we don't really need to rush to get anything done.
The rain finally stopped. Jennifer was happy because they could let the kids at daycare go outside to play. They are much easier to control if you can let them do some running around! Sounds very much like a puppy!
Don't know what plans we have for the next few days. Mom is going to catch up on some sleep and I imagine we will be doing some chores. Nothing exciting about that but at least mom will be home with us.
I'm sitting here watching Sailor Moon with Jennifer. It's in Japanese so I have no idea what is going on! Mom says the closed captioning is not helping at all! Guess I'll just enjoy the colors!
Enjoy your evening! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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03/15/2016 07:42.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I'm Here!! I hope you guys had a great day! We had some nasty storms last night and today. We lost power! It went out this morning but came back on after about 10 minutes. It kept flickering off and on and then it went off and stayed off for 3 and a half hours! We sat on the sofa and watched a movie on moms Kindle. Actually, mom fell asleep with Merlin on her lap and McKenzie on the right. I was on the left in my play cage. We all sort of took a nap! The power came back on just before mom left to pick up Ian.
Mom is off tonight so she can get some sleep. Starting next week her regular days off are switching to Tuesday night and Wednesday night. That way mom will always be there for the weekend ads they throw in a couple times a month. At least she gets two days off in a row. Saturday night she has to go in at 10 since the time change happens and they will lose an hour. Hate the time change!!!!
Thanks for the email address. Mom wrote it down in her address book so she won't lose it!
How is "that boy" doing at school? We hope he is enjoying it!
Enjoy your evening! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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03/10/2016 08:12.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a great day!! Happy Pancake Day!! Guess what I had for breakfast??hahahahaha Yep! Pancakes! Mom bought me a box of silver dollar pancakes so I can have them whenever I want them! She is such a good mom!
Mom bought the digital copy of Mockingjay Part 2 today. She'll buy the DVD when it comes out on the 22nd but she wanted to have all 4 movies on her Kindle. I have gotten to see part of it but mom has had to chase McKenzie around so she keeps pausing it. I think it's nearly nap time for the puppy so maybe I'll get a chance to watch the rest of it. I like mom's Kindle! When we read books on it I like to tap it with my beak and make the pages turn!! It's fun!!!
I hope your day is just wonderful! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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03/08/2016 02:50.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you had a wonderful day! I apologize for the c/p today but it's the only way I'm going to get notes out today! Mom is doing okay. The pain from the shingles is really less but the itching is worse!hahahahaha She'll be taking some Benadryl tonight and getting lost of sleep!
As for our BOTM this month, Kacey and Mikey are running together! They celebrated their 4th anniversary today and I think it's awesome that this young couple will be doing this together. Don't know if they can blog yet but I hope you will leave a vote anyway! The page number is 229611. Look for the wedding avatar on the calendar page!
As most of you have already heard, BC is going to eventually convert our site. It will probably be like the Reptile channel which is a magazine format. That means no blogs. They will not be fixing the site so that means Julio will probably be in the spotlight box until the site changes! I hope every bird will go to the Facebook Bird Community page to leave notes. If you don't have a Facebook page it's easy to sign up. You do not have to put any information that could be used to steal your identity. I have a page under my name with just my birthday and state where I live. If you are not comfortable with Facebook please remember mine and moms emails! We really care about you all and want to keep in touch! Mom is eileenmc2@hotmail.com and I am at sugarmcclelland@gmail.com.
Have a wonderful evening! Leaving a vote and a big hug too!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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03/03/2016 08:28.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having an excellent day! Glad to hear everyone enjoyed the trip!
Mom is doing better. Her neck is not as sore and the stabbing pain that comes with it is less and less everyday. The rash has not healed up but it's getting there. She is not sure if she should continue the meds after the first round is done so she'll called the doctor and ask. The shot doesn't always work from what mom was told, but it will make it less of an outbreak should a person get it so it's worth it!
Looks like the BC is going to change to the magazine format like the reptile channel did. Not sure when it's going to happen but I want you to have our emails so we can keep in touch. Mine is sugarmcclelland@gmail.com and mom's is eileenmc2@hotmail.com.
Every bird seems pretty upset that it's going to happen but there is nothing we can do about it. Mom checked out dog channel, cat channel, fish channel and horse channel and they all seem to be having the same problems as BC. I suppose it all comes down to how much money has to be spent to keep the channels up and running. I would imagine a magazine format is less expensive since it would not need maintenance.
Nothing much exciting going on around here. Mom is getting laundry done and then she'll go to sleep. Only one more night of work and it's weekend for us! YAY!!
Enjoy your day!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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03/02/2016 02:21.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy First Day of March!!
And for the record, I consider myself one very lucky girl to be your sweetheart.

How was your weekend with Aunt Lisa-visits? And did the Parronts and "That Boy" have a good time in DE? I hear the weather on the east coast has been quite nice lately so I'm hoping they had some pleasant temps for enjoying some time away. I would think Spring Break would be a lot more enjoyable if the weather were nice. It's downright frigid here today with below-freezing temps and blustery wind. I wonder if this will be considered March coming in like a LION. That should mean it's going to go out like a lamb. Time will tell, right?

I think it's just the cutest thing that you have a bowl of Craisins under the papers for convenient snacking when you're in the mood. I'm like you in that I only eat the soft inside part. None of that tough 'skin' for me either! I "skin" a lot of my food, brown rice included. You wouldn't believe how meticulously the parakeets 'skin' each piece of rice that's in their veggie mix! We parrots just don't believe in fiber, do we.

I'm happy to say that I continue to be a very good conure~girl. I've not ambushed anybirdie in months, and I'm actually fully-flighted and very capable of dive-bombing some unsuspecting fellow conure or a macaw or grey. I'm told that it's because of my good behavior that my flight privileges have remained in tact. I've heard others in the flock get a threatening wave of the scissors after some misdemeanor that their wings got them into. For me, it works best if I just stay in my cage. The doors are often left open but I choose to stay inside. I wouldn't want anybirdie to get anywhere near my precious boxes!

I hope you and your handsome beak have a grand time beneath the papers and that your Craisins peel easily for you.

KISSES to that beak of yours~~~~ xXxXX

With love,
Your Girl, RIZA •v•

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03/01/2016 07:00.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you had a great day! Mom is doing okay. It really does hurt and she had no idea!! She figured it was just a rash but it's in your nerves so her head and neck hurt. Putting the seat belt on is very uncomfortable but she does it anyway. Anything touching it makes it hurt so she tries to be careful. Having the shot is probably a good idea. They say it doesn't always prevent it but if it does happen it won't be so bad. Mom's big problem is that she was suppose to have the treatment within 2 days but it took 6 days to get an appointment at the doctor so she might have to take the pills for an entire month!
Not much going on here today. Mom managed to get last night and tonight off which is good since sleep helps. Nothing going on at her work until tomorrow night anyway. She has plenty of vacation time.
Mom went to Petco today to get us food. She got McKenzie some new toys since she seems to have lost some of hers and some got old and had to be tossed out. I hope they can find some today that don't squeak cause I'm getting really tired of hearing that!hahahahahaha Jennifer got her one that really squeaks! I hope she chews that up quickly! I have learned to ring my bell and she will come over to me! Mom doesn't think it's so clever of me since she has to get up and drag the dog away! I'm just trying to help!
Have a great night! Hope the weekend is fabulous too and that none of those storms have been near you!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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02/26/2016 07:23.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a great day! BC seems okay right now but it has been such a mess lately that every bird is having problems. Julio has been in the BOTD box for 4 days now!
Mom had to go to the doctor this morning because she got this strange rash on her neck. Turns out she has Shingles!hahahahaha She's only been 60 for 3 weeks and she already has an old persons disease!hahahahaha
There is a vaccine for it but it's too late now! She has to go get some medicine and take it for the next 10 days. She is suppose to get lots of rest but we all know that's not going to happen! At least dad will be home later today and he can take over puppy duty while mom gets some sleep! Once she is better then she can get the vaccine.
I have been playing with my new toys and driving the dog crazy with my bell! It's pay back for all those stupid squeaky toys she is always chomping on!!!
I hope your day is just spectacular!
love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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02/23/2016 02:54.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! Glad to be able to blog again. I got kicked off on Saturday afternoon and couldn't get back on. The BOTD kept changing for Julio to Sherman and Peabody so I knew something was wrong. I kind of had a feeling that something was up since the BOTD has not been on BC for over 5 years. I suppose all websites have problems. At least I was able to vote for Laka both days even if I couldn't leave notes!
Nothing exciting going on here anyway so no one missed any news from me!
I'm really sorry the Milonga had to be rescheduled. I'm sure it will still be fabulous!
Enjoy the day and I hope it's just spectacular!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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02/21/2016 06:22.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! Kind of a quiet day around here. We have plans to get some chores done since mom is off.
Still got rain but it's been in the 50's for the past few days. Last night the crickets and frogs were out singing their little heads off! Maybe that groundhog was correct and spring will be here early. That would be nice. I think we could all use a bit of spring.
Enjoy the day and I do hope it's just perfect!
Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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02/16/2016 08:05.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Yes! I'll Be Your VALENTINE ... Forever!
You are such a sweetheart, wanting me to be your Valentine again this year... and for always. I am the luckiest girlie~bird. This makes me want to shower you with lots of conure~kisses!! xXxXx

That big snowfall you had, that had to have been incredible, getting 2' of snow all at once. I don't think that much has ever fallen at my house in one storm. Shucks, we're lucky to get a total of two feet in an entire winter, much to my mom's disappointment. It snowed all day today so I think she's rather pleased with the weather at the moment but I happen to know that it's going to be very warm the rest of the week which means the snow won't last very long. I hope you don't have any trouble staying toasty warm in your chilly days ahead.

I spent a lot of this Valentine's Day shredding what's left of a box. It's so badly torn up, it's tipped over on its side and looking rather dilapidated. I hope there's a new box saved somewhere for me. I'm going to need it. You're likely to have had an interesting weekend what with 'That Boy' being home for a visit. I can just see you, all zeroed in on his location in the house and constantly being at the ready to pounce him. You'll be worn out by the time he goes back to school!

Thank you so much for all the hugs and kisses you've shared with me over the years. What a sweetheart you are, Martini.

Sharing some more XOXOXO on this Valentine's Day...

Your Girl Always,
RIZA •v•

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02/14/2016 05:12.44 PM Report This Comment  
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