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

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Hi! My name is Martini Loves Riza!

I am a Sun Conure from PV, WV.

Beanie, Chickie-Chicks, Beaners!

11 years old   M

Sun Conure

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

Underneath the newspapers and anywhere with Mama!

"That Boy"!

She types my notes to Riza for me!!

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

Have beak will squawk! (:>.

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

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

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

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

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

Hugs and Kisses
Your Girl, Riza

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

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

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

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

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

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

With love,
xoxox
RIZA •v•

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

With love,
XOXO
Riza •v•

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

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

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

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

Sending you sweet Riza~Kisses

xXxXx

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

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

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

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

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

With love,
Riza •v•

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

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

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

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03/07/2015 12:15.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It's still sunny here and not as cold as yesterday. I think that is because the wind stopped! The gardeners are here this morning and busy mowing all the lawns! I have been keeping an eye on them!
What Mandy has is called Degenerative myelopathy. It is very common in German Shepards. It is the same mutated gene that causes Lou Gehrig's disease in humans. Mom spent a lot of time online yesterday researching it and reading blogs from people who had already gone through it with their dogs. Mandy may only have a little time left but mom is going to make sure it's all good times. Right now it's just the left rear leg that is paralyzed but it is already happening to the right one. It will eventually move up to the front legs and then there will be respiratory failure. Mandy can still stand and mom watched several youtube videos on doggy physical therapy so we can keep her muscles strong for as long as possible. When it starts to move to the front we are going to have to let Mandy go. There is no time frame from what could learn. It could be months or it could start to happen overnight. She is in no pain and still eating and playing so we will just keep a good eye on her.
Good news is that the Revolution and the Diatomaceous earth treatments are working! Mom got the food grade earth instead of the flea buster just because it's safer for all of us. Fleas are such a pain in the tail feathers and I must say I am so thankful we birds do not have to deal with that! Mom says that bird are too refined to have fleas!hahahaha
Have a spectacular day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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03/06/2015 01:00.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! Mom just got back from the vet with Mandy. She has been digging at herself because of the fleas. They put Revolution on her and gave her a pill that will kill the fleas within one hour. Merlin will be going at 3pm today to get his Revolution and some shots too! He is not going to be a very happy cat!
The vet told mom that there is this stuff called Flea Blaster that is all natural and perfectly safe around birds. It will kill all the fleas, eggs and larva that might be in the rug. Mom will be getting some of that today too! We will be flea free within a few days! YES!
Mandy does not have dysplasia. It is a spinal degenerative disease. It is just because of her age and there is nothing they can do. She is not in any pain since it's more like paralysis than arthritis. She can still make it around the house and she is still eating well so he told mom she is doing the right thing. He gave mom some cortalone to help with any inflammation. He was very impressed that mom knew about the "Sling" to help her walk! Thank you so much to Aunt Arlene for that information!
Ian and Mom carried her downstairs and lifted her into the car. She was a bit nervous to begin with but mom put the window down and she was happy!! The vet told mom that when she stops coming along to get me out of my night cage and won't eat then that will be the time to let her go. For now we still have her! Mom is just glad to know that Mandy is not in pain!
Sorry I went on and on!! You can tell we are very happy that for now, Mandy is okay!
Enjoy the day!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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03/04/2015 01:30.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello My Sweet~
First, how about a big warm hug to ward away the chill that seems to be hanging around this winter. Mercy, has it every been a frigid winter. I heard mom say it was -13° this morning just before I woke up. That's dreadfully cold. At least the sun shone all day which helped make it seem a little warmer. It snowed on Thursday; not much, but enough to cover everything in white again. There may be more on the way, or so I've heard. Doesn't matter to me. I'm happy in my little world, keeping an eye on Jensen and Zoren, Kirby and his cohorts. Today though I hung out in Alfie's cage which was moved into the bay window's sunshine. I took a bath in his water dish then fished through the catch dish below his foraging toy for little morsels he'd dropped. After a while tho I was ready to go to my room so I hollered and hollered until mom got the message. The reason I went into the big bird room in the first place was to get my picture taken to show you the additional yellow on my wings. Now mind you, I'm still not as bright as you are, but there's definitely a difference as you can see by comparing the first gallery picture (one of my first BC photos) to the newest ones taken today. The profile picture was also taken today, while I was in Alfie's cage in the sunlight. In all honesty, I think the BC does something funny to our photos after we download them; the colors look sort of weird compared to how they look on our computer. Oh well, hopefully you'll get a bit of an idea how my yellow feathers look now.

Thanks for those kisses you send me. They inspire the sweetest dreams. And I assure you, we're always in a warmer place in my dreams!

With love, always ~

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02/27/2015 02:19.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a lovely day! I had a lovely cranberry scone for breakfast so it's been a great day so far! The gardeners are here but since it's raining they are not going to get much done! I suppose that it will be all bush trimming and sweeping today so it won't be too interesting, Suppose I'll have to find someone else to yell at today!
Mom is cleaning today so I will just supervise and wait for the cooking to start and see what is on the menu for the day!
I do hope you enjoy your day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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02/27/2015 11:49.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a great day! Dad is back on the road and it's not New Mexico he was going to, it Colorado! Different story all together. Mom could have sworn he said New Mexico but he tells her he told her it was Pueblo which is in Colorado! Well he got to the yard and they don't think he can make it all the way to Colorado on time so now he is going to Salt Lake City! Good news is that most of the mountain passes between here and there are bare and dry. There is a storm blowing in today but it's mostly wind and it's just not cold enough to snow. We did put the fireplace on for a bit this morning just to warm the room up for me.
Mom is finishing up the laundry and then she'll head off to bed. We had a great weekend but now it's time for the workweek to start! I wish I could be at the Milonga tonight but mom will be sleeping so I won't have a typist! I think I have only made it to one but I always go back on Sunday morning and read all about it!
I hope your day is just perfect! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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02/21/2015 12:42.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! I finally have some time to get a note out! Dad has been home for a few days and is now getting ready to head out again. He was suppose to go tomorrow but there might be snow in the mountains tomorrow so he is getting a head start to avoid the snow!
Just the usual stuff going on around here. Lots of cleaning up and boring stuff like that. I have kept myself busy with toys and snacks and lots of play time with mom.
I hope your night is just perfect! Leaving a vote and a big hug! Hope you are staying warm! Spring is only 27 days away!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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02/20/2015 06:59.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Valentines Day My Darling Martini!
XOXOXOXOXXXX !!!!

Those were all for the flowers you've sent me. They're beautiful and smell so sweet. I want to nibble on them but am resisting as I really want to have them to look at. I'm going to be smiling every time I do, thinking of you and how lucky I am to be your special girl.

It sounds dreadfully cold at your place. It's been horrifically windy here today but at least it's 14° and not just 4. That's bitter cold. You'll be snuggling in close in your heart tent tonight! Maybe your dreams will be of springtime sunshine and perhaps a stroll through the park with me by your side. Wouldn't that be wonderful.

Thank you for making my Valentine's Day extra extra special.
I love you Martini.

Always yours ~
Riza
xx xx

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02/14/2015 03:12.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a wonderful day!
Happy Valentine's day! Mom is starts her workweek tonight so we are having a little celebration for lunch! There are some yummy apple muffins just waiting for this little zon to sink her beak into them!
We are getting some cooking done and some laundry too. We never seem to run out of laundry for some reason! The dog is going to get another bath and then mom will be off to bed and I'll be off to the night cage to destroy another toy!
Enjoy your day!
Love, hugs and a Valentine vote ~ Sugar ♥

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02/14/2015 02:22.04 PM Report This Comment  
  YOUR VALENTINE FLOWERS FOR RIZA ARE READY
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02/13/2015 11:56.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you guys are having a great day! Lots of cleaning going on this morning. Mom wishes she did not have to work tonight so she could get more done. She'll be off tomorrow night so the chores will continue tomorrow. Mom will come home and take a nap in the morning and then get me my toast!! She thinks she will go to Ross tomorrow to buy some new clothes. Dad gave her a gift card for Christmas and told her that her clothes were mostly junk and she needed some new stuff! I guess you can tell mom doesn't like clothes shopping much!
Dad has been in a motel in Phoenix for 3 days. He is really bored and wants to get back out on the road. He has his laptop with him and can watch TV. There is a Jack in the Box and a Waffle House within walking distance but I think he is tired of them. The satellite system broke and it is taking them forever to get it fixed. His terminal up here is complaining to the shop in Phoenix because they are taking so long. They told dad it should be done today but if it's not done by 6pm he will be in the motel for another night.
Mom and Jennifer went over to the dollar store and bought some cards and candies for the kids at the daycare. They are having a Valentine's party tomorrow. The kids decorated paper lunch sacks and all the candy will go into their bags!
I think they are going to have lots of fun!
I hope you have lots of fun today!! Leaving a vote and a big hug too!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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02/12/2015 02:19.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Yes!
I'd loooooooove to be your Valentine! Thank you for wanting me to be yours. Sweetest thought in the world, being your girl on this holiday of Love.

I haven't got that new picture to share yet. I posed the other day but the light was lousy so my colors didn't show up very well. I'll keep trying. When mom says "smile" I'll be thinking of you and how sweet you are to me.

The other day I managed to get myself stuck on the window ledge. I can fly down but I can't fly back up so I had to sit there and wait until mom came back into the room. She was gone long enough for me to whittle a nice bunch of beak marks in the wood trim. Hee hee. Thinking she'd give me a way to get myself back up to my perches, mom used a long stick to make a bridge. But I've always hated that stick (it's used to get birds to "step up" on when they're out of reach in the big bird room) so I started attacking it right away. I worked like crazy to get that ugly stick off my perch, jabbing at it, biting it, trying to throw it away. I heard mom chuckling at my efforts. I bet she figured I'd at least be entertained and definitely get some exercise in the process. It didn't take me but a minute to knock that stick down. Ha! And then of course I ended up back on the window ledge a little latter and sort of wished I had that stick to climb back up on. Silly me.

Smiling because you love me ~
Yours Always,
Riza

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02/11/2015 04:00.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a great day! I heard that BC was all messed up this morning! They usually do that on Sunday mornings but maybe they were busy yesterday!
The school bus was late this morning!!! I know what you are thinking~~Sugar has no little kids in her house so why is she worried about the school bus being late??
Well, the little kids love to stand in the driveway while waiting for the school bus and pump their arms up and down! This causes the many big rigs going down our street to honk their loud honking horns!!!! A few times is cute but when the school bus is 8 minutes late, you get it 22 times! It quit being cute after the 3rd time! Lets hope Mr. Bus Driver will be much more punctual tomorrow! Sugar will be checking up on him!!!!!!
Ian worked his first ever overnight last night. He came right home and went to sleep!HAHAHAHAHAHA Mom has already cleaned the carpet in the living room, mopped the dining room and done 2 loads of laundry! She would love to come home and go to sleep but I am use to my schedule and need to have my toast and my apples and tell mom all about what went on while she was at work! Since we are all sleeping while she is at work, there usually isn't much to tell!
I hope your day is just wonderful!! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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02/09/2015 01:34.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a great day!
The weather has been so mild here that the frogs think it's time to get out and do come croaking!! I think there were a gazillion of them last night!! The moat is filled up from all the rain we have had and they were having a croaking party down there! The sparrows were sitting on the balcony this morning too. The trees have not started blooming so it's not really spring but is sure sounded like it last night!hehehehehe
We are going to get some cooking done today and mom has to go get Merlin more food and litter. There will be the usual laundry and mom is going to clean out the fridge too. We still have to figure out where to put the stuff they bought at Costco yesterday.
I hope your day is just wonderful! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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02/07/2015 02:09.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a great day! I am supervising laundry today! It's a rough job but some bird has to do it! I really don't know what mom would do without me here to yell and fuss while she is trying to get chores done! I really do think it makes her move faster!hahahahahahaha
Well the Seahawks have shown us how to win a game in 3 minutes and now how to lose one in 26 seconds! They are still my team, I am still a 12th bird and I really am very proud of all their achievements this year! I hope they are proud of themselves too and just move on!
One very nice story is that Chris Pratt~from Seattle and the star of Guardians of the Galaxy~and Chris Evans~from Boston and is Captain America~made a bet. If the Hawks won Chris Evans would visit Children's Hospital in Seattle dressed as Captain America! If the Patriot won Chris Pratt would visit a charity in Boston dressed as Star Lord! Even thought the Patriots won, Chris Evans is coming to Children' Hospital Seattle!! They are both really good guys! Those kid's are going to be so excited!
Punxsutawney Phil says there will be 6 more weeks of winter! I really don't think that was a hard call at all!!! Did you know that in the old days the use to eat the groundhog! Is that gross or what???? ICK! The poor groundhog and really?? Who eats groundhogs? Guess they didn't have McDonalds back then!hahahahahaha
I hope your day is just fabulous!! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Seahawk Sugar~ the 12th bird!

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02/02/2015 11:27.36 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you had a wonderful day! It was pretty nice around here. The fog never completely burned off but it wasn't too bad. Mom had to go get her drivers license renewed but it only took her about half an hour. She went to the library after and got me a lovely stack of new books to read.
Mom did her taxes tonight so that's all done. She is never sure if she understands everything. She used Turbo Tax so they sort of do the whole thing for you. It was free last year but she had to pay for it this year. Like I said, she doesn't understand most of it but it's done!
We did more cleaning today since it's mom's day off and she tries to get the major stuff done on Fridays. Tomorrow we will get some meals made ahead of time and decide on what she is going to buy for our Superbowl/Puppy bowl party. Mom will be sleeping when the Superbowl starts but she'll know when they win because of all the noise around here! It was the same way last year. We still celebrate and enjoy the Puppy bowl!
I hope you have a lovely evening! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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01/30/2015 09:16.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini!
Thank you for the warm, wonderful kisses and all those hugs too. You know they're what keep me warm and happy through these long winter nights. I just loved hearing about your adventures while Aunt Lisa was visiting. I can just imagine how cute you looking running across the floor, then hiding under the table. I think you're a good bird for eventually coming back out though. Sounds like you were just ready to do something different and have a little extra fun.

I've been having a grand time chewing on a wooden perch that's been a part of my cage arrangement for years. Why all of a sudden I've decided to whittle it down to nearly nothing, I have no idea but it's been a good bit of exercise. The pile of toothpicks on the floor of the cage is something I'm quite proud of too. They're mixed in with all the newly shredded paper. Mercy! What a beautiful mess!

I wonder if you've gotten your snow storm already or if it's yet to come. The sun was bright and shiny all day t'day which is something out of the norm. It continues to be gray and cloudy most of the time which makes me feel so sleepy and bored. Sunshine makes me feel alive and excited (and loud, mom says). I had lots to squawk about today, that's for sure. I'm wanting to get a new picture taken so you can see all the yellow that's on my wings now. The other day while sitting on mom's shoulder while she was washing birdie dishes I noticed in the mirror that there seems to be less green. I'm so excited about being more of a Sunny than a Jenday! Nothing against Jensen, but if you're suppose to be a Sun Conure, you'd really like to be all bright and yellow! I'll see if I can't have a new picture to share the next time I come by for a visit.

Until then, you keep warm and safe.
Sharin' some love~~~
XOXOXOX

Your Girl,
Riza •v•

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01/24/2015 03:55.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! Mom spent way too much time running around today and I didn't like it at all. Everyone else had to go to work and all at different times. Dad was going to leave early but they changed his pick up time. He was gone for an hour and a half this morning and told mom he was going to get some groceries for the truck. He never made it so mom took him to the market before she took him to the truck! Just crazy today and it didn't seem like a day off for mom at all!
The good news is that the NFL said that Taima can lead the Seahawks out of the tunnel for the Superbowl! YAY! I don't know what the Seahawks would do without him! He is a very important member of the team! Even people who don't like the Seahawks have to admit that Taima is the coolest mascot in the entire NFL!
Dad tried putting the old phone, that went through the washer, in a bag of rice to see if it would dry out that way but so far it still won't turn on. I don't suppose it matters now since he has the new one.
I hope your evening is a relaxing one! Mom and I certainly plan on one!
Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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01/23/2015 05:16.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi ya Martini~
I hope you guys are having a great day! It's been boring around here but that is just fine with me. Mom worked last night and now we have our weekend again! I think she should take 3 days off every week!!
Dad washed his $300 Galaxy phone in the washing machine last night! Guess what? It doesn't work anymore!hahahahaha He is a bigger dork than mom is and that's saying something! He really can't function without his phone. It's a very sad, sad thing!hehehehehehe
He went by Costco and got another one. Let's hope he doesn't wash this one! He got the warranty on it but I do not think it will cover things done to it by dumb users!
I hope your day is just perfect! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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01/22/2015 05:19.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you had a fantastic day! We did!! Now that mom's heart rate is back to an acceptable level I am having her blog for me! For a few minutes there I thought I was going to have to perform parrot resuscitation on her! That is when you bite them really hard to bring them back for the edge of hysteria!hahahaha HEY! It works!
What a great game between two awesome teams! The Packers should be very proud of themselves! This is what a championship game should look like! Now we have to see if it's the Colts or the Patriots who will be joining us in Arizona!
The day started out crazy so it is appropriate that it continued to be a crazy Sunday!
Jennifer was burning a candle in her room. She keeps the door closed so that no smoke comes out but she had her window open and the wind was blowing so some of the smoke blew into the hallway ans set off the smoke alarm! The dog freaked out and peed all the way down the hallway! I was screeching and it was pandemonium around here! Mom calmed me down and cleaned up after Mandy and gave us all snacks! We are hoping for a nice quiet evening!
I hope you have a great evening too!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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01/18/2015 06:10.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! Happy TGI Blue Friday! There are lots of events going on up here before the big game on Sunday. It is going to be an exciting weekend up here!
Jennifer's boss sold her playoff tickets for $500 a piece!!! She is a season ticket holder so they always get a chance to buy their seats first. She is going to use the money to buy plane tickets to Arizona to see the Superbowl! She is that confident that the Seahawks are going to the Superbowl again! I must say that I agree with her! GO HAWKS!!!
It's a pretty quiet day around here. Everyone else is at work and when Ian gets off he is going to take the Sounder train up to Seattle to visit with his friends again. The one who lives in Pennsylvania is going home tomorrow.
Me and mom are going to continue with cleaning and do some cooking. Mom is off for 3 days after Saturday night so we don't need to cook too many meals. I think baking some cornbread would be an excellent idea!!
I hope your day is just perfect!! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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01/16/2015 12:18.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Martini!
What timing, that you and I both managed to write each other a note today. All day I squawked at my mom about getting to come to your page and leave you a little love in a note. The day's nearly gone but I've made it here!

So glad to know your Mama and the family made it back safely from their holiday travels and that you survived entertaining yourself for a little while. I bet everyone's relieved to have all the collect paperwork done. Maybe now you can get that nap on your Mama's knee I know you like so well.

The weather here has been very winter-like. One day was so cold and the wind so nasty, it was hard to keep even my little bird room warm enough. A second heater was brought in and cranked on high to ward off the chill. The wind was coming from the south which is the direction my window faces. Everything seemed to be frozen that day. It's suppose to be -9° tonight but I don't think the wind's going to howl this time. I'll be snuggled in behind my sleepy hut, up against the soft fleecy felt that hangs on the back of my cage, and of course dreaming of you. I hate to say it but spring is yet a long time away. I'm glad your there to keep your Mama company and surround her with beautiful tropical colors!

Thank you so much coming by to visit me. It's made my day just as getting to write to you has.

Adoring you still ...
Yours Always,
Riza

XOXOX (Can't forget those!)

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01/12/2015 04:35.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a wonderful day!!
You will not believe what happened here last night! Mom was cleaning up the kitchen and put the trash bag out on the balcony. Sneaky Merlin went out there without mom knowing and jumped over the balcony!! He is perfectly fine, which is a miracle, but mom says unless he has his harness and leash on he is never going out there again!
She noticed he was missing and went to check the balcony and didn't see him. She checked the whole house out and he was no where to be found. She looked over the balcony but did not see him. She grabbed her jacket and went around the building, climbed down the embankment, sloshes through the moat and climbed up the wall to get to the downstairs neighbors patio. She saw Merlin run onto the patio and called to him. He came right to her! She bundled him up in her coat and brought him back home! She was muddy and banged her knee while climbing the wall but at least Merlin was okay. She checked every inch of that cat and he is just fine! Mom explained to him that cat do not really have 9 lives! He stuck to her like velcro for the rest of the night. Just before we went to bed, he was at the door howling to go out! Not too smart, is he? He sure is one lucky cat because it was only a few minutes between the time mom put the trash bag out and going downstairs to find him! If he had done that when mom wasn't here, no one else would have noticed him gone!
Have a fabulous evening! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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01/09/2015 06:23.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you had a wonderful day! I had a nice day. We just hung out at home and did chores around the house. I got to watch a show called Fantasia. It had really nice music and even Mickey Mouse! It is a really old show but it was fun to watch.
Enjoy your evening! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love ya ~ Sugar ♥

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01/08/2015 07:28.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope you are having a great day! I apologize for the boring
C/P but things have been crazy around here for the past few days. Getting dad ready to head out is always crazy! He always thinks of something he wants to get before he goes and then leaves stuff behind as well! He'll be having to get himself a new soup bowl and some coffee creamer because they are both sitting on the kitchen counter!hahahahahahaha
There has been the usual clean up after the dog and giving her a bath too! She is doing pretty well but manages to pee off the edges of the wee wee pads! Mom has 4 of them taped together but she still manages to miss part of it! She is still happy and eating up a storm so this is not such a big thing to deal with. It's just takes some time!
This morning we were all set to get my notes out when Ian asked to use the computer. Something happened to his and he needed to download something to fix it! It took an hour!
Right when mom sat down at the computer, I screamed! Mom got me out of the cage and checked me out! I was chewing up wood and she was afraid I had hurt my beak. I let her check out the beak and look at my tongue but there was no way I was going to let her touch it!! Who knows where those hands have been!!
Anyway, nothing seems to be damaged but I insisted on sitting on mom's lap for a long time! I had a fright and I needed to be fussed over! I'm back in the play cage now, having an apple and a goldfish cracker! Perhaps tomorrow will be a bit quieter and I can get a better note out! I just don't want any bird to think I have forgotten them! Never gonna happen!
I hope your day is just perfect! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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01/06/2015 01:02.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope your day is going great!
I wanted to stop by to wish you and your family a very Happy, Healthy, Prosperous and Blessed New Year!
With much love, lots of hugs and a vote too!
Sugar ♥

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