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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 and I Love 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"!

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

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  Hello Martini~
Hope the day is going well.
Dad is feeling much better and went back to his truck last night.
I bet the house seems quite without "that boy". I wonder if they have tutors should he need help with the class? A lot of older students will sometimes tutor to earn extra money! There is always the internet too! You can find out all sorts of things there. Just gotta make sure you go to a reliable website!
Cooler here also and it's very nice. We cleaned out George and Gracie this morning. We were a day late on getting that done since yesterday was all about getting dad ready to go. He is off to Spokane, Idaho and then Nevada.
The bad mom forgot to get me an apple so she needs to stop at the store after dropping Jennifer off!! She tried to make up for it by giving me a tiny vanilla cookie. It's just not an apple!! I did eat it to keep my strength up until I get my apple!
Enjoy the day!!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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08/22/2016 12:43.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
Hope the day was wonderful. Yep. BC is still here. I don't think they are very organized over at I5 but it's to our benefit!
It's going to be very hot here the next 2 days. Mom will get the portable A/C set up tomorrow morning.
Dad is here but he has an abscessed tooth and isn't feeling well. Mom sent him off to the doctor and he got antibiotics and pain medication. He still looks like a chipmunk but it is getting better.
Can't believe "that boy" is heading back to college! I hope he has enjoyed it and is looking forward to going back. School doesn't start here until September 6th. I'm looking forward to seeing the school buses again! I love to yell at those kids!
Mom went down to the post office this morning and trying to get home after was a mess. Both directions of the freeway were back up for miles. Mom just took the streets. There were no accidents on our freeway but 2 bad ones on another which is why everyone moved to our freeway!! It took a bit longer but she got here and I suppose that is all that matters!
Enjoy the evening! Leaving a vote and a hug just for you!
With love from Sugar ♥

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08/18/2016 08:35.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
Hope the day is going well!
Don't blame you for not liking other animals in the house. I have always been around dogs and cats so it's no big deal to me as long as they stay away from my cages. If they venture too close to either cage, they get bit! That's the rules!hehehehe
Going to be warm for the next few days. Not really bad though and we do have a breeze. It was a bit muggy yesterday but nothing like what most of the country has had to put up with.
We are having internet problems today so I have to make this short. It keeps going on and off and no one seems to know why! I'm sure I don't so it's up to the humans to figure it all out!
You enjoy your day!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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08/11/2016 02:29.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
We are still here!hahahahaha
Hope the day is going great!! It's warmer here today with a few puffy clouds. Feels rather muggy unfortunately! Guess we had to have our share of the icky sticky too!
Dad made it home this morning. He got tired yesterday and stopped over in Spokane. Mom figured he wouldn't make it from Montana to here with only 10 hours of driving time left.
That cat McKenzie made friends with is a boy. His name is Frank. Guess he is well known around the entire complex. A lady was telling his owner this morning that Frank followed her and her daughter home and was stretched out on the daughters bed! Frank is very friendly and seems to make himself at home everywhere. The guy said he is trying to keep him in but sometimes the kids let him out.
More chores for us today. With dad here mom can get the vacuuming done. Drats!
Enjoy your day and I do hope you get to have lots of fun!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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08/10/2016 01:46.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I hope the day was a good one! It's still cloudy up here but I still had a nice day!
Mom got her car tabs. They are red this year so they match the month sticker! It went very quickly which was surprising. You usually have to wait for a few minutes at least.
When mom got home she got the kitchen cleaned and started washing quilts. McKenzie's is done and the 2 from the sofa are in the washer now.
When mom took McKenzie on one of her walks there was a cat in one of the trees. It's not a very big tree and she could get down easily but McKenzie was all freaked out by the cat being in the tree. The cat is a little orange and white one that lives in the next building and she loves McKenzie and McKenzie loves her! This cat comes over every time she sees McKenzie and rubs up against her! It is obviously a very strange cat! She seems to stay right in her own building area but has tried to follow mom in the house a few times. I think McKenzie just likes having a cat that want to pay attention to her!
Hope your evening is just perfect! Do you think tomorrow is the last day??? I don't get the impression that they do things in a timely manner around I5! Okay with me!
love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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08/09/2016 07:07.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
Hope the day is going great! It's nice the family go to have another trip before "that boy" has to go back to school! It seems like it wasn't all that long ago that he was heading off to college for the first time. We sure hope he is enjoying it.
I have no idea what is going on with BC but I'll take everyday they give us! There are very few birds left. I don't think anyone knew they would still be up nearly a month after announcing the shut down. The newsletter said August but not when in August so who knows!
Mom had errands to run today but she wasn't gone for too long. She got a salad at Chipotle before she came home so I got a tortilla chip.
It's mom's "Friday" tonight and we are really looking forward to the weekend!! Don't know what we are going to do but having mom home at night is fun! I hope there is a movie and popcorn. That's my favorite!
Enjoy the day!!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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08/08/2016 04:23.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
Today started out pretty boring but that is okay. We didn't really do much this morning.
Mom went to get Ian and then picked up Jennifer. They stopped at Taco Del Mar to get dinner and when they got home and mom was getting McKenzie out of the car, McKenzie yanked really hard and mom dropped her keys in the car and the door got closed!!! A few youtube videos and Ian broke into the car using a screw driver and a wooden dowl. Mom has done it with a coat hanger but we only have plastic ones! Mom is going to have to buy some of the old fashion kind! Actually mom needs to get an extra key made since the other one is with dad in Indiana!hahahaha
Got cool here today too. We only got up to 70. What a difference a day makes!! Kind of liked it though.
Hope you guys have a wonderful evening!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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08/02/2016 06:58.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Mr. Martini!
Can you believe it — the BC is still here, more than a week after it was doomed to disappear. Perhaps it'll never go away and I'll always be able to talk with you here.

How was your week with Aunt Lisa looking after you? I can picture you spending a lot of time hiding under the papers, chewing and shredding to your heart's delight, all the while watching the door for your Mom's return. I've been doing my usual, shredding the inside of cardboard boxes. Recently my mom's been tucking smaller boxes inside a medium box, and then putting those two into a slightly bigger box, making quite a maze I have to work my way through to get to the inside. Sometimes it takes some real scrambling to get out of the labyrinth of brown paper when I hear mom coming into the bird barn. I hear her chuckling over my hurried scratchings. The other day I was told I was incredibly dusty from all my shredding — and then mom blew on me, and sure enough, the dust flew! I take a serious bath every morning, right after a new dish of fresh water is delivered but obviously I can't stay clean for long!

You are so right about us having such wonderful memories thanks to this site. I'll never forget the baseball days or the sweet times of sharing a hatchday celebration or BOTD win with you. It makes my heart feel all warm and fuzzy just thinking about those days. The YouPet pages are an option for us to continue our special friendship, I suppose. RaneBeau hasn't gotten to create a page yet but I think he's going to try at some point. If you'll be there then I'll likely be the only other McFlock member to get a page there. :)

Well, here's hoping you get to see this note. One never knows when suddenly the BC will just no longer be here. It's so odd to think of our pages missing from our lives... You though, will always be a part of mine. Always.

XOXOXO
Your Girl, Riza •v•

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07/31/2016 09:10.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
Hope your day is going well! Pizza??? I love pizza crust! Jennifer and Ian have not gotten it for a while. Wonder if tonight would be a good night for them to do that!
It's been noisy here with the gardeners coming early and an apartment in the next building getting the carpets cleaned. I suppose they want to get everything done before it gets hot. Yep! It's going to get hot. We still have a nice breeze so it doesn't feel bad at all. Mom has been leaving the window open when she goes to work so we won't get hot at night. She turned the radio up to help drown out the traffic noise. It's just something you have to put up with to keep cool!
Overtime is good! Mom always works the holidays and gets overtime. No one else wants to do it but since they only get paid for 5 holidays a year, mom will take them!
We never know if BC is going to be here or not. It's been 11 days now so who knows! It is making the shut down seem anticlimactic!
Enjoy the day and I know you'll enjoy the pizza!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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07/29/2016 12:18.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
Hope the day is going well! We are getting chores done and getting things ready for mom to start her work week tonight. She has to go back to the market or to Petco since she forgot to get McKenzie food! Most of what she bought yesterday was pet stuff so I can't understand how she forgot! She tells me she writes a list and sticks to it and since she did not write down dog food she forgot! Silly mom! McKenzie only eats Iams or Science Diet and Science Diet is only available at Petco. Mom can pick up more Higgins for me while she's there!! Now that is a good idea! She can take McKenzie in the store with her also. She won't have to wait until Ian or Jennifer can watch her.
While mom was walking McKenzie this morning there was a crow looking around for snacks. McKenzie has never seen one up close and she was just fascinated by it! Mom went a different direction so that they would not disturb the crow. McKenzie kept turning her head to watch him. Mom keeps telling her that birds are family and we don't chase them!
Enjoy the day and I do hope it's just perfect! Another day on BC is awesome!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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07/28/2016 10:47.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Martini~
I'm still lurking around BC! Aren't too many of us left. I'm over on youpet.com also and still learning about that site! We got an email saying that the bird page will be up on Petcha in August so I don't know if BC is staying up until then or not. I do know that the tech in charge of shutting us down got pneumonia which is why they didn't shut down on the 18th. Sure hope he is better. Don't want to lose the site but I don't want to think of someone suffering with pneumonia either!
Nothing exciting going on around here. We did get warmer but it's not too bad.
Hope everything is going great at your nest!
love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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07/27/2016 09:27.40 PM Report This Comment  
  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!

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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!!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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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!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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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  
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