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“I, Queen Calico, do hereby proclaim the formation of “The Bird Channel Department of Homeland Security”, which will openly serve to protect all who come to the Bird Channel, both as visitors and members. I, Queen Calico, also name Popeye as the “Director of the Bird Channel Department of Homeland Security”, whose duty will be to openly oversee all aspects of daily operations and the safety and protection of all on the Bird Channel. This proclamation, Signed this day, June 1st, 2010 by me, Queen Calico, Bird of the Day.

FLOCK LEADER (RETIRED). I was given to my dad when I was 2 years old. This was my 4th owner. Other humans didn't have the time to take care of me. Now I live in my "forever" home and have been part of the La Habra flock for over 25 years.
*********** DEAR FRIENDS, PLEASE READ ************* In my picture gallery are two pictures of a dear friend. He is an African Gray named Walker. Walker died and his mom, Rhonda, is so sad. Walker came to Rhonda's flock as a baby that was still hand feeding and had been a family member for about one year. Please join me and my sisters in expressing our deep sadness for the loss of Walker. He is at the Rainbow Bridge awaiting the time when we can all be together again.
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Hi! My name is POPEYE

I am a Nanday Conure from La Habra, CA.

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27 years old   F

Nanday Conure

I love Corn.

I am happiest when I'm sitting on my dad's sholder.

I don't like being ignored.

We play all my favorte games and sometimes just sit and watch TV together.

I don't like to be left alone. I pulled out some of my breast feathers to teach my dad a lesson. It worked..

Stay close to the ones you love. Much too soon, they are gone..

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  day 23--Whale watching and scuba diving Part 1
Hello, Angel Girl here in Pleasant Bay, Cape Breton. Rising early before sunrise we ate a little breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs and my favorite toast with Peanut Butter. As the sun began to smile over the water, we were already riding down the winding trail into Pleasant Bay where we are scheduled to join Captain Mark. The types of whales we will most likely see are Pilot, Finback, Minke and Humpback. Occasionally we also might see Atlantic White-Sided Dolphins, Basking Sharks and shy Harbor Porpoises. We'll even hear these magnificent creatures sing along with our hydrophone!
If we are fortunate we might also see Gray and harbor Seals lying out on secluded rocky outcrops. Other common residents of the rugged shore are: Bald Eagles, Black Guillemots, Northern Gannets, Double Crested Cormorants, Common Mergansers, Moose and Black Bears.
" Good mornin' mateys" Captain Mark calls as he sees us arriving at the docks. leaving our horses hitched in the shade along a rail installed just for that purpose, we hurry to join him on the deck of the Tourmaster. "Half the days gone" he looks at the sun barely peaking over the horizon.
"Sorry, it's quite a ride from the campsite." Angel Girl replies smiling sweetly
"Never be mindin', let's get ready to set sail" Captain Mark strolls off to the engine room, and reeves the motor while we get settled in for the trip.
"This is gonna be fun" Susan says, watching the Gulls flying over head,as we navigate out of the harbor at Pleasant Bay. " Look, a pair of Eagles fishing for breakfast" she points towards the rocky shore. One Eagle swoops down, touching the water, and rises with a large fish in his talons. They head for shore and a breakfast of fresh fish.
"That's so gross,eating rare fish" Little Angel makes a funny face and rolls her eyes
"Oh, watch" Cookie says indicating a place about 200 feet off the port side of the boat.
Everybirdie watches as a whole family of pilot whales surface as one, breath, and vanish in a splash of water. The whales resurface closer to the boat and call and sing for the eggcited birdies on board. Captain Mark turns on his microphone and records the whale songs, and plays them back to the them. The whales respond by singing, and talking to one another as they swim closer tot he boat.
"Look, a baby one' Dixie tells Little Angel
"I wanta pet one" Little Angel says leaning over the side of the boat.
"OH NO!!!!!" Dixie screams as he grabs LA by the sweater collar and pulls her back into the boat. " They'll eat you"
"No they won't." Little Angel stomps her foot, sticks out her tongue and sits down on a bench with a thump. " I just wanted to pet one"
Cameras clicked as the various whales show off. It was greyt to see, pilot whales, Minke and even a trio of Humpbacks. Along the shore the Grey and Harbor Seals bark loudly, jumping into the water to swim swiftly out to greet the boat........
Angel Girl 224627

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09/23/2014 03:23.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Popeye
Well, the first news is a rehash of an old issue Mom and I blogged about a long time ago. Mom's insurance had denied her claim from last November for one of her hospital bills ($5010) from her first ablation of her esophagus even though they paid for the 2nd and 3rd ones without a problem. Mom appealed and they denied the appeal, so Mom was in the process of appealing to the state of CA with the assistance of a pro bono lawyer. She had sent off the last piece of info he asked for a couple of weeks ago, and she hadn't heard from him since. She thought she would have to file the appeal, but that he would help her prepare it. Still not sure exactly what happened, but Mom got an EOB (explanation of benefits) from Blue Cross in the mail yesterday, and they paid the hospital in full! So we don't know if the lawyer filed for Mom, or they just suddenly changed their minds (which seems unlikely). Mom emailed a copy of the EOB to the lawyer. What a relief!

And I was a good boy today and went outside for my sunbath. I made my mom eat lunch early (fried rice with mushrooms and peas today) to get me to cooperate. Good thing that heat wave is over or Mom would be eating lunch at 9AM! 11:30 was bad enough.

No zumba today. The regular teacher who is one of Mom's faves is on vacation, and the sub is not so good. And Mom was feeling a little twitchy in the tummy from zumba yesterday, so she figured a day off would be a good idea. And that means more mommy time for me!

Don't forget the Milonga Rodeo is this Saturday, and tomorrow is the last day to vote for the Rodeo Queen. It is a hot contest with many ladies getting a lot of votes. Make sure yours are included.

Kiddo

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09/23/2014 01:38.36 PM Report This Comment  
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09/23/2014 08:20.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Popeye
I hope your folks got everything done and had time to cuddle with the flock for awhile. Also that the car is fixed correctly.
Happy Fall! Today when mom walked the dogs, she actually wore a hoodie and long jeans! It's the first time since about April that it has happened. She still refused to put on shoes, though, and walked in her sandals.
It is supposed to warm up later in the day and get warmer all week, but we'll believe that when we see it.
Tomorrow is my follow up appointment at the vet. Mom thinks my side looks a little better, but it's still a big gaping wound. It's gonna take awhile to heal, we fear.
Not much going on around here today. I think mom will clean out the sewing room and maybe move summer and winter clothes around. It is about time for that anyway. If there is time, she may go through the closets and find clothes to donate to St. Vincent de Paul up the street. If not, tomorrow is another day.
This is good news for us, though, we will have mom all day long! Hope you are having a great day too. Hugs, Falco

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09/23/2014 08:12.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Popeye
Here is hoping they find that leak that isn't there lol. Wait ... what??? LOL. We get it but that sure hit the funny bone.

Mom is going to the vet to have her arm checked out today. %+ weeks ago she thought she pulled something but it isn't getting any better so she decided she had better have the Dr take a look.

Have a happy TOOsday. V4U. Hugs.
Love Cappy

PS: May want to watch the halloween caludrons as daddy is threatening me again ... especially after I pierced his lip again.

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09/23/2014 06:32.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Day 22--Pleasant Bay, Cape Breton Island
WOW, what a thrill to shoot the rapids with my friends this past weekend. After encountering two difficult rapids we made it to the bottom of the river where it enters the St. Lawrence River at Cheticamp. After some shopping and a greyt lunch of lobster and salads, we hiked back to our campsite. Hiking through the Highlands is quite an eggperience in itself. Cape Breton Highlands National Park's hiking trails range from easy strolls to challenging climbs with panoramic views of canyons, highlands and seacoasts. The trails provide a chance to intimately explore the complex habitat of northern Cape Breton Island. Nature doesn't end at the park's boundaries. Many surrounding areas boast equally breathtaking trails. We relaxed for the remainder of the day before setting off by horseback along the trail to Pleasant Bay our next stop-over.

Pleasant Bay (Scottish Gaelic: Am Bàgh Toilichte) is a community on the western coast of Cape Breton Island, on the shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence in Inverness County, Nova Scotia. The community is located on the Cabot Trail, 141 kilometers from Port Hawkesbury. Pleasant Bay is known as the whale watching capital of Cape Breton and marks the center of the Cabot trail. This small coastal community offers an idyllic setting for hiking and for enjoying the wonders that nature has to offer. The main industry here is fishing, lobster in spring and snowcrab in the summer. The forest here is home to a variety of birds, fox, coyote, and snowshoe hare.

The ride was 3 hours long, over rocky, mountainous terrain, through heavily forested areas, that gave a breath-taking view of the ocean from our high elevation. Wes topped often to take photos and enjoy the panoramic view. Once we arrived in Pleasant Bay and made camp, we rode the short trip back into town to shop for more souvenirs at the Timmon's Art Studio. They specialize in wood carvings. They specialize in hand carved whales, dolls, fisherman and animals, painted drift wood and rocks, and folk art painting. Local artists do all the work. It is fun, colourful, and whimsical. They are easily recognizable by the large carved fisherman in front of the studio (a rebuilt fishing shack). After a day of exploring we headed back to our campsite for a quieter evening by the bonfire.

"Com' on Sky, you have enough jars of pickles" BB stood waiting by the horses as Sky paid the clerk for the pickles he'd purchased.

"Never have enough" Sky said, quickly packing his treasures into his saddlebag. He grins and wink at Little Angel. She shook her head in agreement. BB looked at Sky a smirk on her face. She simply mounted Sundancer and turned her back into the trail. Sky following close at her hooves.

Tomorrow we'll take a trip out to sea to watch the whales and maybe do a little deep-sea exploring of our own. Better go check on the diving suits and snorkles.

Angel Girl 224627

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09/22/2014 03:06.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Popeye
Well, not only did I get a very nice sunbath today, I ended up getting one yesterday after all! When Mom and I shared lunch yesterday, I finally calmed down and was quite cooperative when she put me in the outside carrier. Good thing it was much cooler, so 1:30 in the afternoon wasn't a problem. Then today Mom took me outside (after sharing lunch...I think I have her trained) and we sat in partial shade because it was warmer. She had to do it after the gym and zumba though, because it was super cloudy before she left. Much too chilly. Maybe summer is finally letting go a little bit.

The voting for the Rodeo Queen is really going well, but I see the same birdies voting every day. I sure would like to see some wider participation. Spread the word, OK? Just a few more days to vote since it ends on Wednesday at midnight EDT.

Kiddo

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09/22/2014 01:58.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Popeye~
I hope you are having a wonderful day!! Autumn is nearly here and the first squash of the season is sitting in the kitchen waiting to be cooked! They brought the pallet in early this morning at mom's store and she nabbed a nice big one before she came home! Now if those enchilada's would just hurry up, I can start celebrating squash season!
Enjoy your day and I hope there is some squash in your future!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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09/22/2014 12:32.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Popeye
We dropped DirecTV a few years ago, they were horrible to deal with! They didn't install it correctly the first time, they had to come back almost every week for awhile to replace wires, cables, what have you, and even went to the pole in front to replace stuff. The TV still went out every time it rained hard, the wind blew, or there was a snowstorm. Mom swore that every time a bird flew past the dish, it went out. They were truly horrid to deal with, too. Now every week they send mom letters about how much they miss her.
This morning mom took care of the bunny room at the center. You can tell things are winding down for the fall, as there were only 6 occupied cages, and only one of them contained infants. Bunnies in the other cages are eating bunny salad, and are well on their way to release. It's kind of funny, but bunnies get released on the property at the center. The center has many release sites, but the bunnies would get too stressed riding in cars to go elsewhere, so they get released into the pet cemetery there. There are lots of woods around too, so they can always move on, through the woods.
Mom hasn't made bunny salad in a long long time! It was a good day for her, because she hasn't been in the bunny room all summer long. Of course, she was glad not to be, as the room contained up to 20 cages with multiple bunnies in each one during peak baby season. Today was a piece of cake.
I hope you are having a good day and getting some love. It's very cool here, either high 50s or low 60s all day long. Mom might have to change into jeans soon, as her legs are getting a bit cold, heehee. Hugs, Falco, still on meds

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09/22/2014 10:55.17 AM Report This Comment  
  hi Popeye, 14,610
SO, today is kick back day. Let's see, who should we kick? ha ha ha

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09/22/2014 08:10.25 AM Report This Comment  
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09/22/2014 07:48.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Popeye
Well I am joining in with the fat lady dance this morning cause its hilarious lol. Mom is so happy Autumn has arrived and the temps are cooler. It was actually in the 50s this morning. Us FIDS don't notice the seasons so much unless you count the hormonal season lol. Have a happy Monday. V4U. Hugs.
Love Cappy

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09/22/2014 06:07.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Day 21--Cheticamp River Kayaking part 2
Hello Everybirdie, Angel Girl with today's BOTM post. What fun it is to kayak down the rapids, and paddle through the quiet calm between high mountain peaks towering above the river far beneath. As the remainder of our group finish their trip through the first rapids, we paddle along, on calm still waters. Along the shoreline we see a Moose grazing in the cool of the tall tree-lined river. A lone coyote dashes out of sight as we draw near to his hiding spot. The Canadian Geese honk their annoyance of our intrusion upon their domain. It isn't long before making a large curve in the River we enter our second, longer rapids.
"Hey, this is greyt. Like a long roller coaster" Peppino squeals delightfully as he, Rio and Tango paddle fast entering the swift current, bobbing like an apple in a barrel of water
"Snowy, paddle on the right" Finnegan calls out, paddling frantically as their kayak is pulled into the rapids
" okay everybird watch out for boulders, and fallen tree branches, be careful, see ya at the bottom" Angel shouts as her kayak rushes head-long into the fast moving waters ahead.
"Chyna, you need to lean to the lean back so we stay upright." Cori warns her.

"Spot, you look sea-sick" BonBon giggles making fun for her frother, " you ain't gonna puke are you?"
"BonBon, behave" Poppa Sky tells her as he and BB flash by, barely avoiding a giant red boulder poking out of the river.
Pearl and Silver let their kayak go and keep their paddles on the ready to push away from the rocks, they glide smoothly to the bottom of the rapids where they wait for the others. Sugar and Jenny0Lynn with Lalo and Sweetie in a tandem kayak begin to paddle to the further left edge before pointing into the rushing rapids. Their kayak bobs roughly, then smooths out sailing through the water swiftly. the girls watching intently for snags under the water, and pushing off from the great boulders that point their angry heads towards the sky. Hulk bravely paddles into the rapids, Snowy and Strawberry paddling on the right to keep them steady as the current under he surface draws them along to the bottom.
Chipper, Cheyenne, Cookie and TiPaul enter the rapids last, their kayak begins to wobble and then straightens out. They paddle madly as a black form seems to leap out of the water just ahead. The water is too strong and their kayak bumps the rock, causing it to spin in a circle. Facing backwards their kayak is out of control as they drop down the rapids too fast. Chipper yells as water washes over them. Cookie and Cheyenne, paddle in reverse, slowing their descent. Together they work to turn their kayak, as more rocks rush towards them. The others watch in shock as their friends dip out of sight under the water. Holding their breath they wait. "There they are!" everyone cheers."
Breathing hard the foursome stops in the midst of the others.
Angel Girl 224627

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09/21/2014 04:34.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Popeye
Glad to hear your dad is following the watering rules. Too many people will decide it is too much trouble and not bother. I hope they get really big fines. Our lawn is mostly weeds, so we just quit watering. Nothing bothers those weeds; they don't seem to need water to grow!

Well, once again I refused to go outside. In fact, I refused to have anything to do with Mom once it got warm enough to go outside. (Before that I was totally up for the extended head skritching Mom gave me.) Dad says it is because he is home, and maybe he is right. Mom tried for an hour, but she finally gave up. And I wouldn't even come with her to sit on her knee while blogging. She is feeling very rejected right now.

Mom's Redskins play the Eagles today, and since that is within the division (NFC East) it really counts. And of course, it is not televised out here. Few of the east coast teams get shown locally. However the Thursday night game is the Giants at Washington (where Mom grew up), so she will be able to watch that one. She is already biting her nails!

Kiddo

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09/21/2014 11:59.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Sunday morning Popeye dear, from Jenny
...are you going to post a pic in your gallery of dad and his group in uniform, we have seen a pic of your pretty momma, now it is dad's turn! Great double wedding yesterday, best wishes to the newly weds, sorry we had to leave early! While dad was channel surfing last night, we came across Rio on the Disney Channel, and we had only seen bits and pieces before! What a cute movie, love that Blu, Jewel, and Rafael! It is another beautiful Sunday which translates to dad time and football, ya gotta love it! Give my love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Sunday love from Jenny & my family

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09/21/2014 09:06.18 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Popeye
The double wedding yesterday was sure beautiful. We all wish the 2 happy couples long life and happiness. We were sorry to have to be silent during the reception, but mom had plans for the evening.
It was her first Night at the Races, a fundraiser for the pool where she goes in the summer. She always bought a horse and jockey for the event, but never went. She never won, either, although her sister has won at least $40 every year! Last night, she and her sister and brother in law went to the dinner and stayed for the races. Guess what? Mom's horse won in its race! Mom won $40, and since she bet on it, she won another $4. (Of course, she spent more than that during the course of the evening.) It sure was fun winning something, though!
Today it's kind of cloudy and it's supposed to be cooler, although when mom walked the dogs, it was sure humid and close. I hope you are having a great day today, getting lots of Sunday love, and having a pleasant weather day as well. Hugs, Falco

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09/21/2014 09:00.08 AM Report This Comment  
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09/21/2014 08:42.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Popeye~
I hope you are having a great day! It's starting out cool and misty here! Just the way it should be!
Only 2 more days until the fair is over down in town! It's really fun but there is way too much traffic down there during the fair time. My skin sister's boss went yesterday and brought back a whole bag of fair scones for us! YUMMY! Mom has the mix so we can make more at another time. They have raspberry jam in them!
Can you believe that it is the last day of summer?? I had a nice summer but I just love Autumn. Pretty colors and really yummy squash! Halloween too! Guess I had better start thinking about a costume!
I hope your day is just perfect!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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09/20/2014 10:41.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Day 20- Cheticamp River Kayaking
Hello everybirdie, Angel Girl here with today's wet BOTM post. We finally arrived at the inland beginning of the Cheticamp River, where we found our Kayaks ready and waiting for our down river tour. The sun was just peaking over the mountains when we pushed off and began to slowly paddle out into the calm river. We had not gone very far when the current of the river began to move rapid and strong towards our first white-water adventure.
" Angel GIRL!!!" Raffikki called loudly, " you sure this is safe?"
"Well, I think so," she saw the look on several faces change, " YES, of course it is, just hang on tight to the sides of the kayak and paddle when you can. Watch for rocks, and paddle backwards to slow yourself down to navigate around them. SEE YOU ALL AT THE BOTTOM"
"WEEEEEE," Little Angel and Dixie's kayak begins it rapid ride down the rough, fast moving waters, spray flying up into their faces, " this is fun Dixie" Dixie wasn't so sure, but paddles and leaned slightly to go around the first rock in their pathway.
"Oh, my feathers!" Chyna complained as water soaked her from head to tail, " It's freezing cold too!"
"Paddle harder Cori" Boo Boo ordered as she navigated a turn in the river expertly
""BRRRRRR. It's icy. I'm soaked too" Falco called to Chyna as she and Willie splash around a huge boulder in the river.
"Havin' fun BB?" Sky asked laughing as water covered over their kayak, as they bobbed and spun down the decline" reaching quickly back to check on his pickles. " Ok, their safe!"
"YUCK!!!!!! " BonBon glares at Spot who grins back, " you did that on purpose." BonBon shakes her feathers dry of water and "OHHHHHHHHHH, algae" Spot giggles and splashes her again with the paddle. She sticks out her tongue. " where'd you learn that from"
"I'm tellin' Poppa Sky on you Spot" and Little Angel"
YEEHAWW" SamIAM yells as he and Miranda move swiftly through the choppy waters, mist and waves soaking them to the skin. " This is so much fun"
" Hold on tight" Jesse yells to Falco as they reach a very rough, rocky spot at the bottom of a short falls. Willie and Jesse paddle hard to keep up-right and finally they exit the white water into the calm river below. :Wasn't that greyt falco?" Jesse asks, but only gets a fluff of wet feathers in response. The boys laugh.
" Here we go Gus" Hulk says as they enter the rapids, water falling high around them
"Snowy, Strawberry are you two ok?" Angel calls back seeing them caught up on a small dead-fall( tree limb) in the water.
"Yep, we're free" the kayak moves off swiftly, into the deeper water.
Chipper, Cheyenne, Cookie and TiPaul ride the rushing current safely through the first turn, into the rough, drop over the falls, when suddenly their kayak turns sideways. They paddle hard trying to correct themselves, but it's too late, they tip to the left and then turn upside down. Just as swift they roll themselves upright to the applause of the others watching from below.
Angel Girl 224627

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09/20/2014 09:27.35 AM Report This Comment  
  My dear Ms Popeye, from Jennifer
We want to take a moment to wish the two couples entering the realm of matrimony, all the love and happiness their hearts can hold! May their love and friendships grow stronger each day! We will be much warmer today with overcast skies and a good chance of more rain and thunder boomers! Dad will be home with us tonight, he will reluctantly miss our bird club meeting, because of a few minor health issues to work through! Have a great Saturday and give my love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Weekend love from Jenny & my Dallas family

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09/20/2014 09:19.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Popeye
FOURTEEN Thousand, SIX Hundred. Way to go. R T

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09/20/2014 01:53.10 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Popeye
Some jerk smashed in the door on the Van, and it cost almost 1,500. to get it fixed. And Pops had to foo the bill. Now I'm poor.

Come visit me, Jetta.

09/20/2014 01:49.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Day 19--Sights and Scenes to behold
"HELLOOOO!!!!!!!" Angel Girl yells, listening to her voice echo off the rock faces of the mountains. " This is so cool. We have so much to do in this one park, it's incredible."
"Oh look" Kaji points as he spies a large mother black bear with three tumbly teenage cubs following behind, wrestling and rolling in the long meadow grass.
There are many activities to do when visiting the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Activities include camping, hiking, sightseeing, swimming, fishing, cycling, golfing, kayaking and surfing. There are endless swimming options available for all ages in the park. There are five main salt water ocean beaches in the park and two freshwater lakes. The ocean beaches include Ingonish Beach, North Bay Beach, Broad Cove Beach, Black Brook Beach and La Block Beach. The two freshwater beaches include Freshwater Lake and Warren Lake. Freshwater Lake and Ingonish Beach are both supervised with a lifeguard during the summer months. There are very strong currents at Black Brook and Ingonish Beach which must be considered when bringing small birdies to these two beaches.
"Hey let's go white water kayaking down the Cheticamp River." Pookie says eager for adventure. " Then we could try surfing off the beach."
"Sounds like fun." Angel Girl climbs up on a tree stump to be heard. " OK, who wants to try some kayaking in white waters?" she looks as every wing goes up. " cool bunch of adventures."
"They Park ranger says they have kayaks arrival at the top of the river. We can ride the horses there, or hike cross country." Jenny-Lynn tells the group.
"We better hike, leave the horses here until we return and head down tot he ocean later for some surfing. Pookie offered to help teach us a few basics." Willie adds, grabbing his backpack
. The sun shines like sparkles through the heavy pine forest canopy. As the group walk they reach the opening over looking the ocean and park below. Steep cliffs and deep river canyons carve into a forested plateau bordering the Atlantic Ocean.
"BB, this is so beautiful, I feel like we have escaped into the past. Look how alive it all looks here." Sky hugs BB close as they look out over the park.
"Dixie, look, deer" Little Angel watches as the group graze in the shadows of the mountain.
Rio and Cydney, stand in awe at the size of the ocean stretched before them. " It goes on forever"
Jesse, joins Falco as they take photos to member their trip to Cape Beeton. " Popeye, Cori, Boo Boo and Pearl stop to admire an Eagle soaring high in the sky above them.
"We better get going so we have time to kayak before the sun gets too high in the sky. It will be so much fun bumping and splashing down the river." Angel Girl talks to Lalo and Sugar as they begin to hike down the soft, leaf covered pathway.
Sky grins, patting his backpack. " some pickles just in case I get hungry."
Angel Girl giggles and shakes her head at her frother, " always hungry"
Angel Girl 224627

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09/19/2014 05:07.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Popeye~
I hope you are all having a great day! It's very pretty here today! The clouds rolled out a few hours ago so that muggy sticky feeling is gone!
Dad just put a new water pump in our car. He had never done it before but it seems to be working well! Mom couldn't figure out why the other one broke since it's only been 3 years since she had it replaced. She read on the internet that when a mechanic puts a part in your car, you don't know where that part came from. If they use a cheap part it could wear out in a few years. We hope it's all very simple for your dad. It might just be that the gasket sealer did not set and needs to have more put on it!
I hope you all enjoy the day! leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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09/19/2014 03:27.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Popeye
Be prepared! Mom's passenger window hasn't worked in ages, but when she asked how much it would cost to repair it the estimate blew her away. Dad has agreed, he can live with the window on his side not moving.

Today we finally got the real cool down. Mom took me out for my sunbath at 8:55 so as to be sure I got sun before she went to the gym, but it was actually so cloudy it was a little cool. We only stayed the minimum (per the vet) of 20 minutes. However since today's high is 83 (YAY!!) it was so nice outside when Mom got home a bit before noon, we went out again for another sunbath. Then we came back in and shared rice and veggies for lunch. And I am now perched on Mom's knee dictating my blogs.

Well, Mom did it. She went to zumba after training with Becky today, and it went well. She had to really watch herself not to give in to the hip swaying and circling, because that is still a no no, and she also left after 40 minutes instead of staying for the whole hour. It wasn't that she was too tired, but she was worried about her tummy. She is being very careful. And boy, did she get a lot of hugs from all the zumba ladies! It was a great time for her, but me...not so much. I guess I have to accept that zumba is back to stay.

Is everybirdy remembering to go vote for Rodeo Queen? Remember every living bird in your flock gets one vote each day thru the 24th, so don't miss a single one.
So far every contestant has at least one vote, and I know when I go count this evening there will be even more. Will yours be there????

Kiddo

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09/19/2014 01:31.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Popeye
That sounds like a pretty good deal from the restaurant, wonder how they do that? It's great publicity for them.
HOpe dad got the water system adjusted the way he wants, and hope he got the sound system wired in just right, too.
Today is my 3rd day on the antibiotics, so mom got her 3rd bite today (on the arm instead of the hand this time). Only 11 more doses to go, heehee. I don't really like getting toweled and told what to swallow, but I think mom means well. She is wondering if anybirdie out there has a suggestion for probiotics, as well. She hates to buy benebac, because I'm only one bird, and those tubes are expensive. Has anybirdie tried a dot of yogurt? We think that may work, but we aren't sure. Mom says it would be such a tiny amount, it shouldn't hurt, be we'd like to be sure.
Mom cleaned the coyote pens today, and both boys are getting big. They should be gone soon, we think. Yesterday the 22 outdoor raccoons were released, YAY, and today about 6 turtles said goodbye to us and went home to the wild. It's really clearing out there. Martha's foster owlets went into the flight cage this morning after the red tailed hawk was released from there, so it's starting to slow down considerably at the center.
I hope you are having a good day today, even though these days are getting shorter and the weather is cooling down. Get lots of extra cuddles to keep you warm, okay? Hugs, Falco

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09/19/2014 10:21.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning Popeye from your Pirate Jenny
Today is National "Talk Like A Pirate Day", avast ye swabbies, or ye shall walk the plank, and meet up with Davy Jones! We are running later today, and there is a good reason, coz there is a human problem! Dad is going to have to cancel his journey with our Bird Club tomorrow to visit his good pal Mike Hutchinson at the Iowa Parrot Rescue, and he has an emergency appointment at our VA Clinic on Monday, they are so good to our daddy! Please give my love to all in your fab flock and family, see ya all tomorrow, Lord willing...

Loving ya a lot, yarr ye scalawags from Jenny & the Dallas family

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09/19/2014 09:28.51 AM Report This Comment  
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09/19/2014 08:55.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Popeye
Wow, that sound so cool with the do-over dinner. Do they bring home leftovers lol. Have a great friday. V4U. Hugs.
Love Cappy

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09/19/2014 08:30.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Popeye
Sugar and Jenny to 25K.... Only separated by a little over 100 votes. WHO makes it first? And don't forget KIDDO, humping towards 30K. And don't forget Popeye, & Raffi, working on 15K.

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09/19/2014 01:08.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Popeye~
I hope you had a wonderful day! I'm doing just fine. It's dark and cloudy on one side of the hose and very sunny on the other side! It looks so cool!
We are still struggling with the computer so it limits our time during mom's workweek! I hope you don't think I haven't been thinking about you, because I have! It can take us an hour just to get 3 notes out and when mom has to work that night, we just run out of time! I don't think it will be too long before dad can get it fixed up.
I am watching the Mikado with the skin sister! It's got lots of music and for some reason it is making me giggle! I don't usually like operas but this one seems to be funny!
I do hope you enjoy your evening!!
Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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09/18/2014 06:42.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 18--Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Hello everybirdie, Angel Girl here with today's BOTM post. It was so eggciting to see the whales so up close and personal. The majestic giants were happy to show-off their talents, leaping, and blowing for us as we paddled among them heading for our new campsite at Cape Breton National Park. I wish to take a moment to thank everyone for their their daily votes and support in my quest for the throne. Sharing this adventure with all my friends is making it a special memory for me.
After paddling along the coast we finally arrived at Cheticamp, on the edge of Park. Here we were reunited with our horses, and were able to pick up a few needed supplies that my frothers Jesse and Amanda, being boys, forgot to include in our packs. The park is located in the northern end of the island and covers one-third of the Cabot Trail. It passes through the park featuring spectacular ocean and mountain views. The park is well known for its "steep cliffs and deep river canyons that carve into a forested plateau bordering the Atlantic Ocean" The park was the first National Park in the Atlantic provinces of Canada and covers an area of 948 km². It is one of 42 in Canada's system of national parks. It is known worldwide as the place where singer Taylor Mitchell died after being fatally attacked by coyotes, the only adult human fatality from coyotes in history.
At the western entrance of the park is the Acadian village of Chéticamp on the Gulf of Saint Lawrence . On the eastern side of the park are the beaches at Ingonish on the Atlantic Ocean. In between are mountains, valleys, forests, waterfalls, rocky coastlines and a tundra-like plateau known as the Cape Breton Highlands. Park wildlife includes moose, black bears, coyotes, and Bald Eagles. The park provides habitat for the uncommon Bicknell's Thrush and Gaspe' Shrew. The first nest records of Boreal Owls for Nova Scotia were found in the south west corner of this park.
" Lalo, come on, you have enough souvenirs" Jenny-Lynn says, wings on her hips as she keeps an eye on her fister in the gift shop in Cheticamp.
"What's this Acadian thing?" Gus asks Hulk, "reading a sign mounted in town square
"Acadians are of mixed decent, French and other races. They came here from Louisiana"
"So we can get some Cajun cookin here? Let's go get something to eat!" Gus replies happily
"Wait for us" Susan and Snowy yell as they weave through the crowd of horses and riders." can't pass on a greyt meal"
Angel Girl continues to check their supplies list preparing to head to their next camp site.."Oh we need more eggs and oatmeal." She gives the list to Sky who heads off to gather all they need from the store near by.
"This place is beautiful" SamIam comments, looking out over the ocean, :has a historic appeal to it."
" I have everything we need. We better ride out before it gets too dark: Sky tells Angel Girl
"Ok, let's mount up birdies, time to head into the mountains."
Angel Girl 224627

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09/18/2014 05:00.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Popeye
Well, yes we got the cool down, but they were calling for low 80s, and we got 87. Not low in my opinion, but it did mean I was able to go out for my sunbath at 9:45 and it was very pleasant. I didn't want my nutriberries for some reason though. I ate half of the first one and dropped it, and turned up my beak at #2. Maybe because they are the bottom of the bag.

However last night when Mom picked up the little can she keeps them in to put it in the hallway as a reminder to go on Amazon Prime and order more, I thought she was getting rid of them and got very upset. However they were back in my room this morning, so all is well.

Voting for rodeo queen begins today, so get on over to the milonga page #165848 and cast your vote for one of the lovely cowgirls in the gallery. Just pick a # and post your vote. One vote per bird in your flock each and every day until midnight EDT on the 24th. Lots of voting activity already, so it will be a great contest.

Kiddo

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09/18/2014 01:17.32 PM Report This Comment  
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09/18/2014 08:58.18 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning Pops, from Jenny Lynn
We are having great Fall like weather, and we will have it for at least the next 6 days, if the weather guessers are correct for a change! We were reminded by some friends to thank God for Queen Chuey and our dear Ms Falco, for having a good health report, two are well with one to go! As I see it, the problem with having so many BC friends is that we are subjected to their pain and suffering when something is wrong with their flock or family, especially if you have a loving caring heart like our daddy and all of us! It is the love of our dear friends that keep us in the race, and as daddy says, we wouldn't have missed it for the world! Happy throw back Thursday to you all and give my love to all in your precious home, see ya tomorrow for sure...

Forever love from Jenny & my family

PS~Way to go for your 20K votes Ms Chyna, we all love you very much, does it show...

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09/18/2014 08:01.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Popeye
Sounds like a busy day for mom and dad, hope you got some scritchies, at least.
The Verizon mess is sort of straightened out, but mom is still not happy. There's a popup about Java script every time she signs on, and it's annoying because it won't go away. The first guy she talked to told her over 700,000 accounts had been disabled, due to a breach in security, so hers was one of them. The second guy told her that her computer has a virus, in spite of the fact that we have Kaspersky installed, which is one of the best antivirus thingies out there. Since she had no problems with the rest of the computer, BC, AOL, she figured the first guy was right and the second guy not so much.
In case you missed the buzz yesterday, the vet found nothing broken, but I do have a huge wound on my side, possibly one I picked open when my leg was hurting. Mom can't see anyplace in my cage where I could have injured myself that badly. It's about 2 cm of open wound, with the skin that far apart. She said it would make no sense to try to stitch it, so just to apply a topical ointment to the spot. She was pleased that my leg is nearly healed, too. That wound was all around my leg, and is healed to about a 2 to 5 mm area of scabbing. Mom is putting the ointment on that, too. I am also taking oral antibiotics for 2 weeks, and have a follow up appointment next week.
Mom has an event to attend as a GUEST tonight at the center, how about that? Last year she was invited as a guest, but worked the event instead. This year, they told her to just come and enjoy.
It's another beautiful day in the neighborhood here today, lots of sun and warming as the day goes on. I hope you are having a good day and getting love and sunshine. Hugs, Falco

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09/18/2014 08:00.18 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Popeye, 14, 586
Tell John to spend some of that $$$$, he can't take it with him.

NEWS FLASH..... Ms. Chyna will hit 20 K today. Party time.

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09/18/2014 02:39.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Popeye
I got out for my sunbath at 9:25 today. It was supposed to be cooler today, but for some reason it heated up earlier today. Mom had to run inside and get the spritzer to spray me down after 15 minutes, because I was starting to pant. That sure felt good. Mom was too warm as well, even though she was sitting in shade, so we came in after 30 minutes. We would have gotten out earlier, but I had to play hard to get for 25 minutes.

Well, big cool down today! Yeah, instead of 104, it is only 98 degrees for our high. I suppose that is cooler, but since the humidity is higher it really doesn't feel like it.

Mom goes to the gym at 3 today, since somebody stole her usual 4 appt with the trainer. Since the gym is really well air conditioned, I don't think she will mind all that much. That is just about the hottest time of the day. The real cool down is supposed to come tomorrow with a drop down to mid 80s. Sure hope they got it right this time, since it was originally supposed to happen on Monday!

And don't forget! Today is the last day to enter for the Rodeo Queen contest. Looks like we have 10 entries now, so it should be a real contest. And voting starts tomorrow. Each bird in your flock gets one vote per day until midnight EDT on the 24th.

Kiddo

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09/17/2014 11:54.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Day 17--A Whale of a Good Time
Good morning everyone, Happy Humpday. Today we will finish our trip along the coast. Arrangements were made for our horses and supplies to be delivered to our newest camp site in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. It's sure been an awesome sight to see all the wild seabirds including Arctic Puffins and several Gull and Tern species. The Grey Seals were a playful surprise, however as many of us know their plight is sad as animal rights groups world-wide fight to ban the annual seal hunt. We had just set off when we were joined by a pod of playful, entertaining whales.
Spot lands eggspertly in his kayak, and waves at a whale! BonBon and Snowflake shriek and laugh as one of the whales 'blows' right next to them and they get showered!"Oh, no, we're covered in whale snot!" yells BonBon! Spot and the band of bros. laugh at them as they try to wipe off the stuff!
"That'll teach you to get too close to the whales! " says Spot.
Just then a whale comes up under Spot's kayak and dumps them into the water! The mama Whale says," it's not nice to laugh at the pretty girl birds! "
"Yes ma'am, we're sorry!" says Spot and the boys reply! He whispers to Panther," we better get out of here!"
"What an adventure! "says Panther." We could have been eaten by whales!"
Angel Girl laughs and says, "silly boys, whales don't eat birds!"
"Today we visit Cheticamp, Cape Breton, a famous Nova Scotia destination, known for it's whale sightings. The most frequent sightings are big Fin whales, dolphins, Minke whales, Humpback whales and Pilot whales. Seals and Puffins are observed on nearly every tour.
"hey look, spotted whales?" Puffin calls out, " look at the white spots"
"They are actually North Atlantic right whales which come here rarely with their calves for the summer from Florida and Georgia waters. Those white patches seen on the right whale's head are raised tissue that is actually dark in color called callosities. Whale lice or cyamids covering the callosities are what makes them appear white. " Sky explains
Little Peep and Rio stand tall to get abetter glimpse of the rare whales. Kiddo and Sweetpepper take photos of the whales as they surface close by. Pilot whales splash happily at the kayaking birdies, as they call in whale-enise to one another. " They're so cute" Kacey adds as she sketches a whale jumping out of the water on her art pad.
" These are so gentle yet so large" Mr Finnegan comments to Susan as they sit watching from their kayak.
" Until recently Whales were feared as being dangerous and aggressive, yet look, how gently they swim and play close to us." BB states as she snuggles with Sky to watch they giants of the ocean.
"Willie, did you get a good shot of that baby and her Momma?" Falco asks from across the group of kayaks bobbing softly in the calm waters.
"YEP! Mom's gonna love these pictures."
Reluctantly the group begins to paddle towards their next stop-over! Spot waves good-bye!
Angel Girl 224627

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09/17/2014 09:08.10 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Popeye
Mom has been waiting for the Maze Runner movie. She hopes it will be good. The last movie we watched was Captain America .... we all got to watch it at home. It was lots of action which had my crest up the entire time lol. Have a great day. Hugs.
Love Cappy

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