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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.

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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!!

I like to try to crawl inside Mama's shirt sleeves..

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  Hello Martini~
One last vote but not the last hug! See you on FB and YP!
Sugar ♥

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07/17/2016 12:54.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It's sunny and pretty here and only going to hit 76. I can live with that!
Mom got up early to take Ian to work and then took McKenzie on a walk. She made us some oatmeal with pecans and applesauce when she got back. I ate that all up! Dad is getting ready to head off to Montana. I think he's going to New York after that.
Mom goes back to work tonight so she getting her thing ready for the workweek. We are nearly done with the laundry. We need to get George and Gracie cleaned out since we didn't get it done yesterday. That is about it!
We copied all our stuff off BC just in case they decide to shut down earlier. It took a while to move all of the BOTD Archive stuff!! It was nearly 5 years of BOTD's!! Don't know if any bird will ever need the info but we saved it anyway!
Enjoy your day and I hope it's perfect!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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07/14/2016 12:14.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a fun day! I see they say that it is exciting news! Exciting to who? Not exciting to us since they are destroying something we have worked to build up over all these years. We do have the memories and we will still have each other.
I put a page up on YouPet.com. If you haven't been there yet, check it out! It's fun! The Petcha is going to have a page for birds and you will be able to leave messages according to the email I got. I only got the email from the guy I emailed. The general announcement came in the forum of the newsletter. If we can get the Milonga and other activities going on Facebook it will be okay. I rather like the YouPet and mom put McKenzie and Merlin up with me. I already have a dog and cat as friends! I think the cat is really into it cause she has the most friends on the site. When I signed up yesterday all 12 of the newest members were from BC!hahahaha When you add a picture it takes a while for it to show up so don't worry about that.
Mom and dad went out to lunch for dads birthday. It's on Saturday but he won't be here. Now they are home and mom is off tonight so I hope we get to do something fun. She still has to pick up Ian and Jennifer and then go by the library. She'll go look at books while Ian and Jennifer sit on the bench outside to catch Pokemon. Yep! They are playing that game on their phone. It is rather like a scavenger hunt! They seem to be enjoying it.
She will have to take dad to get his truck later since he is getting a new seat put in tomorrow. Guess the old one was making his back hurt!!
I hope you enjoy the day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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07/12/2016 06:48.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Martini~~
I got on!! Don't know how long it will last since it was down all day yesterday and today is suppose to be the last day!!
Email is just fine. We have not tried the other web site but will go and take a look!
Hope the family has an awesome time at the beach!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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07/11/2016 09:45.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope the day is going great! Sorry for the general type note today but mom has to go pick dad up in an hour so our time is limited.
We posted the reply from Petcha on the calendar page. They say there is going to be a bird part to it. Crystal said they were going to move the stuff from BC over there. Move what I wonder? We have everyones email I think and we think everyone has ours. We are in the BC directory also. We will stay in touch! You have all become part of our lives and we could not imagine a world without you!!!
It is day 2 of McKenzie's recovery and if she did not have that scar running down her tummy you would never know she had surgery! She has been running up and down the hall, jumping on the bed and chasing Merlin! That was just when mom let her out of the crate this morning so they could take their walk!!!! Mom is going crazy trying to keep her quiet. She is not wearing the cone and has not bothered with her stitches. Mom gave her another pain pill so hopefully she will get sleepy and go to sleep. Mom knew this was going to happen even though so many people said that being spayed would calm her down. McKenzie does not have the laid back dog personality!
Enjoy the day and the time we have left here! I know we will figure out something.
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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07/09/2016 01:07.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope your day is going great!! We are being quiet around here so that McKenzie can sleep and recover from her surgery. She did really well and hasn't had to have a cone on yet. She seems to be more bothered by her leg where they put the IV in. She didn't eat much last night but this morning she had her regular breakfast. I shared my pancakes with her too. She has to go back in a couple of weeks to get the stitches out.
Merlin was very upset when mom came home yesterday morning without McKenzie! Who would have thought that he would miss her? He fussed the entire day until mom brought her back. He is such a contrary cat!
Today is Jennifer's birthday! Mom and Ian got her gift cards since she likes those the best! When mom dropped her off at work all the kids at the daycare were lined up by the fence and sang Happy Birthday to her! It was so cute! Think she was a bit embarrassed by the attention!
Enjoy your day and I do hope it's just spectacular!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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07/08/2016 12:10.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello to You, Mr. Martini!
I'm SO glad to hear that your area was not affected by the floods. I've seen pictures on the computer (while sitting on mom's shoulder) of the sad destruction that occurred because of all that water. One story that broke our hearts was from an older woman who lost everything including her little Chihuahua. :(

Even tho you're not much impressed with "That Boy's" presence in the house over the summer, I have to say I think it's really sweet of him to share little treats with you every now and then. My dad was just talking to me, trying to touch my toes through the cage but since I wasn't real sure what his ultimate intentions were I stealthily moved out of reach and then just sat and studied him. He doesn't often attempt to interact with me so I was caught off guard, I guess. The parronts are about to head out for the their first weekend of camping so it'll be Middle Son Max who brings me my fresh water and food. I'll be quiet the first day he's in charge but after that I'm sure I'll be back to my usual preachy self. I let him know last time he was doing the room service that he was not suppose to move my precious boxes around. I've got a couple of new ones right now so there's lots to keep me busy over the next two days.

I'm in need of a nail trimming - oh joy. I do okay with the procedure, I guess. Mom says I'm better than some of the flock but not as cooperative as others. Kelly, she actually holds her foot out while mom trims and files her nails. You can bet I'll never do that! By the way, I told Kelly and Kirby "HELLO!" from you. They thought it was sweet that you thought of them. Kirby's doing great. She (yes, 'she' — an egg proved that we shouldn't have been referring to Kirbz as a boy) has the company of the three other green-cheeks, and Oh Boy~ are they a mob. The four of them are really more than a few inches apart and they're always into trouble if they manage to get out of the Little Bird Room. Last summer all four of them ended up in the ER thanks to catastrophes. Kirby's was because of her stuck egg, but Felix got his lower beak busted by trying to take on a giant African Grey, Dexter broke a leg somehow — no one knows or is saying how that happened, and Paige managed to give herself a major concussion. Her face was so swollen she didn't even look like a conure. I wanted to tell her she looked more like a monster but mom said that wouldn't help make her feel any better. I know it wouldn't have helped her LOOK any better either. HA!! So far this summer everybirdie has managed to stay out of trouble and out of the doctor's office, but then now that I've said that something is sure to happen, right? As long as it doesn't happen to me!!

Thanks so much for your note. It's always a treat to get to write to you AND to hear back from you. I send you kisses so many times throughout the day, it's a wonder your conure cheeks aren't worn featherless.

XOXOXO ~ Over & over!

Your Girl, RIZA

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07/07/2016 06:26.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
Hope you are having a lovely day! Power washer guy came back and sprayed my window again!!! McKenzie went to defend it for me!! Mom had to put her on her leash until he was done. Then the gardeners came and used the blower thingy to clean up the sidewalks cause all the gook that was on the building was on the sidewalks!! I am hoping the rest of the day is peaceful!
Mom switched her schedule so she will be working tonight and be home with McKenzie on Thursday night. She will be going in an hour early tonight since she had to have McKenzie checked in at the vet at 7 am. Sure would have been easier if dad could have made it home.
McKenzie and Merlin broke the coffee table this morning! They have been working on it for a while and mom figured it wasn't going to survive! There is one at moms work that has a metal base and wood top so mom is considering that. Guess we are going to have to decorate with industrial items until McKenzie gets older. Mom doesn't like industrial!!!!
I hope you have a beautiful and peaceful day!!!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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07/06/2016 02:14.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you had a wonderful day! It wasn't too bad here. Mostly cloudy the whole day and windy too! Not too warm which was nice since we had to keep the windows closed due to the power washing.
Last night wasn't too bad even though it was really noisy and lasted a long time. Non of us got freaked out at all. Mom left the radio turned up for us ans we slept okay.
McKenzie had to go get her blood work done this morning. It went fine and they were only there about half an hour. They gave McKenzie a treat and everyone made a fuss over her. She loves going to the vet!hahahahahaha We shall see how she feels about it after Thursday when she gets spayed.
Dad is not going to make it home until Saturday so mom is going to try to work tomorrow night and take Thursday night off so she can be home with McKenzie. We have read about what to expect but until it happens we won't know. It says that she should be sleeping a great deal the first 24 hours. Mom has to have her there at 7 am on Thursday and she probably won't be released until 7 pm that night. We think everything is going to be just fine. Keeping her quiet for a few days is going to be the hard part!!
I hope your evening is just wonderful! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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07/05/2016 08:06.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It's a cloudy day up here.
Today we are just getting laundry done and getting moms stuff ready for her workweek. I have been helping by doing lots of yelling! I know mom appreciates it so very much!
When mom opened the curtains in the living room this morning there was a pigeon sitting on the eaves looking in. McKenzie was draped over the end of the sofa looking at the bird. Mom went off to start laundry and clean up the kitchen and when she came back 20 minutes later the pigeon was still there. He stayed there for the longest time just looking in! McKenzie didn't bark or move towards him, she just sat staring at him. It was very strange.
I hope your day is just awesome and lots of fun too!!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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07/02/2016 02:31.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a wonderful day!! It's been nice here.
Vent cleaner guys showed up this morning. Mom saw the van yesterday but they must have started at the back of the complex. McKenzie went charging to the door like she was going to bite someone! It was impressive and I'm glad she wants to protect us but the guys were on the roof!! Guess she hasn't figured out that she can't get someone who is on the roof.
Mom bought her a Boo Boo dog today! It's a loofah dog. Mandy had a red one. Mom got McKenzie a lime green one. She really loves it. She really loved the hedgehog too but she ended up ripping it to pieces! The Boo Boo dog makes different noises depending on where you bite it! Kept her busy for a few hours so that was nice!
Mom also found a metal basket to use as a toy box for McKenzie's toys. Had to be metal so she couldn't chew it up. She understands what it's for and they are going to teach her to put her own toys away! Now that should be interesting!
Pizza is always a great idea! Mom and Ian had teriyaki. Since Jennifer is down visiting her family and she doesn't like it much, the got that. Mom got veggie chow mien and I shared that with her. Ian got some sort of spicy Korean chicken. He liked it.
Mom and Ian are both working the entire weekend. Don't blame your mom and dad for wanting to stay home. It is never fun to get stuck in lines of traffic!
I hope you all enjoy the day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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07/01/2016 08:54.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a fun day!
I had computer problems because mom clicked on something she should not have! Ian fixed it up for her and told her no more clinking!hehehehehe It did cut into my computer time so if I have not been over I'm sorry! We can blame it all on mom!
No tree trimmers or gardeners here today. They have been here for the past two days and it's been noisy!! We did see a vent cleaning truck but they are not around my place. They are putting new flags up front. Green and Blue! Seahawk colors!! I don't imagine they planned it that way but it's still cool!
Wonder if they are going to have an inspection or if they are going to sell the place??? Probably not since I know they make lots of money off it.
They were giving away tickets to see the Seahawk practice today but they were all gone when mom logged in. It was suppose to start at 10 am but they were all gone at 10 am!! Season ticket holders got first crack at the them! They let the public attend about 12 practices a year. Mom wanted to go on a day when Taima the hawk was there! She loves the players but meeting Taima would be awesome! She knows a few season ticket holders so next year she will get one of them to get her tickets. It's free except for 8$ to pay for the bus to take you to the VMAC center. No parking for visitors there so you have to park at the movie theater across the freeway and take a bus!
Enjoy the day and I hope you get to have lots of fun!!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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06/30/2016 04:31.12 PM Report This Comment  
  My Dear Martini
I so hope that you and your family are safe from the flooding I'm hearing about. So many counties have been declared disaster areas! How terrible that so much rain has fallen and ruined so many people's lives.

My mom and dad are currently in Colorado right now so I half to make this a very short note but I wanted you to know I'm thinking about you and praying you are dry and safe.

With love and concern
Riza XOXOX

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06/26/2016 08:49.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! Nice here. Not too hot and breezy too!
I'm glad I could get on BC today. Yesterday was nuts! I'm really sorry that the Milonga had to be postponed.
Mom made it to PetCo and got me the correct food this time! She also found out that Joy, the little Blue Quaker who had been there for 3 months was adopted! YAY! Well, actually she was purchased but she has a home now and mom is happy about that.
Mom picked up a new toy for McKenzie. It's a Hedgehog and she LOVES it! It's doesn't squeak but it made this funny kind of a laughing noise. Well I should say it made a funny noise because after just one day, it is now a silent Hedgehog! One day! She still LOVES it and is dragging it all over the place. She even tried to take it outside with her!
Mom got the first wave of Back to School done last night. Great time to get any stationery stuff. Mom is waiting for the little notebooks to show up. She always buys 10 of them since they drop them to 1$. We use them to write down stuff for the calendar page and other stuff mom needs to remember. There is a lot of that "needs to remember" stuff!hahahaha
I hope the day is just perfect! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love ya ~ Sugar ♥

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06/26/2016 02:52.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! McKenzie has been a bit crazy this morning. She wants to play but can't decide what to play with. She did the tennis ball for a while and then her new boo boo dog and now it's her rope. I have a feeling she wants everyday to be her birthday! Hey! Who doesn't? Mom got her a Subway kid's turkey and cheese sandwich and she loved it. Mom got veggies on the 9 grain bread and I shared that with her. It was good but I still say pizza would be better!
Mom did enjoy the time off but had to go back to work last night and had plenty to do. She knew nothing would be done and it wasn't. Always like that but she'll have it all cleaned up tonight. She doesn't get stressed out over it anymore! She just does the best she can to catch up quickly!
Mom's first Back to School ad is on Sunday! Yeah I know! The kids haven't even been out a week yet!! It's all in the stationery department since the big Back to School area is not set up yet. They are going to set it up in a week or so and then have to move it because moms store is going through a remodel. 3 months of remodel! This will be moms 3rd remodel and they are not fun at all. The store will look very nice when it's done but they have to get through it first!
Dad is in Utah taking his 34 hour break. He had to have the windshield replaced in the truck because it was leaking!! Never heard of a leaking windshield before. At least he has insurance for it so he didn't have to pay for it.
Are the parronts going to head out to the beach or vacation or go somewhere else? Mom was hoping to get down to Portland on her vacation but it didn't happen. Maybe next time!
Enjoy the day and I do hope it is just perfect!
love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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06/24/2016 12:17.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! Mom heads back to work tonight! Bummer! We had a nice time and mom says we will do it again. She is going to have a real mess when she gets there tonight but she knew that!!
Today is McKenzie's birthday. She's a year old already! This is the day dad picked for her birthday. The first vet figured she was about 6 months old when dad found her. Yesterday was a year since we lost Mandy so we didn't want to use that date so dad picked the 23rd.
She is going to get Subway for lunch since dad found her near the Subway at a truck stop in New Mexico. Mandy always got Burger King since she was found in the trash at a Burger King. If they ever find another dog I sure hope it is at a pizza place!hehehehehehe Subway is okay but pizza would be better!
I hope your day is spectacular!!! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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06/23/2016 12:15.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a wonderful day!! McKenzie went walking on the other side of the complex today so no wildlife there. She doesn't seem to care. She got to say hello to a little girl and her mother so that made her happy. That dog really loves attention!
It's the last day of school here and the kids got out early. There is a group of Jr. High kids in the pool. They walked next door to Starbucks and got fancy drinks and now they are playing in the pool. They are playing Marco Polo! It was very exciting the first 5 minutes and I was cheering them on! Half an hour later I must say I'm bored with it and wish they would pick another game to play!hahahahaha
Have a spectacular rest of the day!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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06/21/2016 06:53.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you had a wonderful day! It was pretty nice here. We have sunshine and 74 for the first day of summer! There are a few people in the pool.
We did a few things around the house today. We will probably do more tomorrow but since we are on vacation we are trying to rest and do fun things to!
Mom took McKenzie on her walk when Jennifer got home. Since the mole incident, mom has been keeping McKenzie away from fence that separates the complex from the wetland. Tonight McKenzie found a garter snake!! It was along the fence line so she wasn't close enough to hurt it. She sort of jumped back when she saw it anyway. It took off to the corner and went under the fence. Mom has decided that they will not go near the wetland area anymore!hehehehehehe Good thing it was mom and not dad cause dad is terrified of snakes!
I hope your evening is just spectacular!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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06/20/2016 09:28.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a great day!! Nice here today for a change. Don't know if it will last but it certainly is lovely to see some blue sky for a change.
McKenzie has been very busy all morning throwing toys in the air and chasing after them. I think she sees herself as a great hunter. I'm not seeing that but if it make her happy, it's okay.
We finished up the laundry this morning and got everything put away. I was very busy with toys yesterday and managed to destroy one of the new ones. Mom says that I got the play cage all messed up in just 24 hours! I think she is very impressed with my work!hehehehehe The evil vacuum will be out later! I know it is necessary but I do hate that thing!
Oh I sit in the corner of my play cage when there is a stranger here. Mom would never leave me alone if a stranger was coming in. If they don't show up when they are suppose to and mom has to leave, I go in the carrier and go with her! I think you are very brave!!
I hope you enjoy your day and get to do fun stuff! Hope the family has an awesome time at the beach!
Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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06/16/2016 02:09.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! I am finally getting a chance to get notes out!! YAY!! Yesterday we tried but mom kept putting her head down and going to sleep! Lack of sleep makes her so boring!!!
Been doing laundry today. Always seems to be laundry to do around here! Feathers are so much more practical than clothing! Mom is going to have to clean out the fridge again also. It didn't stay organized for very long! She went to the market this morning and got a big bag of cherries so she washed them and then could not fit them in the fridge! I'm not very fond of cherries.
McKenzie has her appointment to get spayed on July 7th. Dad will be coming home then so he'll be here to help. McKenzie will be happy to have him here since he is her most favorite human!
It's movie night for us! Popcorn and snacks and hopefully something exciting to watch!
Enjoy your evening! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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06/15/2016 06:31.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a fantastic day! We had a maintenance guy come over to rehang the closet door. Mom couldn't get it rehung even after watching a youtube video. Seems that when they had to dry out the carpet when the washer ran over, they hung the door upside down when they put it back up. Guess that's why the stuff at the top didn't look like what was on the youtube video. They did not fix the thermostat for the fireplace and when the lady called to tell mom they were coming over, she said something about the fridge being broken Mom told her the fridge was not broken. Then she asked about peeling paint and moisture on the ceiling! We don't have that either so I guess the got the work orders all messed up. Hope they remember to come do the fireplace. We don't need it right now but mom turns it on at least once a month to keep the dust from building up.
I sat in the corner of my play cage and kept an eye on the guy. He seemed nice. Said he has a German Shepard mix at home but it's an older dog. Merlin got locked up because he was being noisy! McKenzie was on her leash.
McKenzie got her first grown up food this morning. Of course she ate it with no problems. I don't think there is much food on the planet that McKenzie would turn down!hahahahahaha She will be a year old in about a week so it's time to get her off the puppy food!
My friend Cori who lives in PA was talking about those cicadas the other day. I don't think they showed up at her place when they were suppose to. Do not have them out here thankfully! They sound rather annoying! Got lots of little frogs with very big mouths though!
We love skinny pop! That is what we eat too! Sometimes we use the air popper but skinny pop is our favorite.
Enjoy the day and I do hope it's spectacular!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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06/10/2016 12:25.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you had a great day! It was still hot here but clouds are rolling in now and it's cooling off nicely.
It's our weekend right now so we are having a movie night! We are watching Jurassic World tonight. I just love this movie. Our ancestors were so awesome! Popcorn is good too!
Not much else going on today. Dad got off okay but ended up coming back by the house on his way out of town. He left some cable for something here! It's always something!hehehehe
Enjoy your evening! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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06/07/2016 09:06.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Mr. Martini!
Happy Almost Summer! Long gone are the chilly days — now it's warm and toasty ones, which I happen to like a whole lot better. But then, being a parrot, that should be expected, right? I moved to the bird barn several months ago, cage and all. A couple of nights after moving out it got ridiculously chilly so I got to sleep back in the house in Kelly's travel cage. Like you, I spend a lot of time shredding paper, and of course cardboard too. I have a stack of cute little boxes in the corner that I have a great time chewing holes through. When I hit newspaper I know I've made it to the "basement" of my highrise of cardboard. The other day the door of my cage wasn't quite latched and unknown to mom, it had swung wide open again, and this was with the front door of the 'bird barn' standing wide open. I have no idea why I didn't seize the opportunity to go for another flight around the yard like I did last year. Could be I remember the fright that actually was which helped me decide not to repeat that error again. I'd be in trouble if I flew out the door now — my wings are fully grown in and I can fly like crazy! Sometimes I go into the big room part of the 'barn' (it's not really a barn, it's a metal building that should be a shop or garage but mom asked if she could have it for us birds... and dad was nice enough to say 'sure') and make silly laps around the room. It makes the Ring-neck doves all find a perch and sit still because I'm a crazy flyer.

I wonder how it's going with "That Boy" at home for the summer. I can imagine that you've gotten use to his not being around so it might now feel like he's a major intruder in your home. The youngest of the three sons here moved to VA to live with his older brother so there's only one son here now. If the parronts ever get to take the travel trailer out for a weekend, Middle Son will be the one to take care of me. I don't mind him reaching into my cage. I just hope he gets the work done quickly and leaves me alone with my boxes again.

You are so sweet, thinking of me and my hatchday. It was so long ago now I can hardly remember what all I got to do. I know I got a new wicker toy (that's totally gone now, although there are some beads left from it) and a new perch, but I didn't get any cake or cookie or anything sweet. Bummer for me, huh?

Sending you loads of conure~kisses!

XXxxXXxxXX

With love,
RIZA •v•

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06/07/2016 07:37.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a fun day! I have been kicked off BC three times this morning! It seems okay now but I kept getting those white pages that say the URL is bad or something like that!
Mom is getting her clothes washed but did not buy dryer sheets so she will have to go get them so she can dry her clothes!! It's back to work for her tonight. She is not looking forward to it. Everyone else got 3 days off this week because of Memorial Day but the boss wanted mom to work a regular week to take care of things. She will get paid extra but I think she would have enjoyed being home with us one more day!
Gardeners are here so I am keeping an eye on them. McKenzie got bored watching them and went off to take a nap with dad. We got George and Gracie cleaned out this morning and cleaned up the kitchen. My play cage was all clean when I got up this morning too! Mom has been busy!hahahahahaha I sort of dumped the bowl with the left over chop yesterday so I figured the cage would be cleaned out. I always dump it when I am done eating. Just trying to help out around here!
I've never had ice cream! Looks good to me but it usually has stuff in it that I can't have! I do have some lovely strawberries that I am thinking about eating. Already had apple so maybe I'll save the strawberries for later!
Enjoy the day!!
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06/03/2016 12:07.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you had a great day! Mom and dad went to Costco this morning and then went to the bank and to get gas. Ian stayed home with us. They weren't gone for too long! Mom took Jennifer to work when she got home and then stopped at the market to get me apples. Costco only sells huge bags of fruit and they didn't have the apples the I like!
The family went out to dinner tonight. Mom had spinach enchiladas and really enjoyed them! First time she has ever tried them!
Have a great night buddy!
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06/02/2016 08:30.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a lovely Memorial Day. It's very pretty here today. Mom took McKenzie for a nice long walk this morning. They ran into Bailey the Malamute. McKenzie always gets down on the ground with any dog she meets but today she started belly crawling towards Bailey. Bailey's mom said McKenzie was doing the military crawl!hahahahaha Bailey is very sweet and very calm. Maybe one day McKenzie will get the calm part down!
Mom thought that if she took McKenzie for a nice long walk she could wear her out a bit and have a quieter morning. Didn't work!hahahahaha
Mom is getting stuff ready to take to Goodwill. She has been putting things in boxes for weeks as she cleans out closets and drawers and now it's time to get the stuff out of the house!
I hope the family is having fun and I hope you are enjoying having a nice quiet house!! There are days when I would love that! Well, maybe for a little while at least!
Enjoy your day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/30/2016 02:12.20 PM Report This Comment  
  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!
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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!
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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! }
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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!
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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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