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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.

Popps

28 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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  Hi Popeye
Well, it isn't warm enough outside for me to get a sunbath, but it is a little warmer than yesterday. Tomorrow and Tuesday are now the days that the weather geeks are saying will hit upper 70s. I sure hope they are not messing up again, because I would really like to get outside.

Mom did the heat up Kiddo's room so we can turn off the heater routine after getting home from the gym today. Then after her shower she came back in to turn my heater back on and read with me for a while. I am glad she is in the middle of a good book. That always means more time with me, and less time with Dad. Yay me!

Mom got a plate of homemade Christmas cookies from one of her zumba buddies at class this morning. They are very tasty, and she and Dad put a small dent in the treats. I did get to share one with Mom, and I gave my beaky approval.

Meanwhile I am enjoying my Mom time by giving her a dental exam. I like to check her teeth and make sure they are all there. Or maybe I am trying to find her beak! I can still dictate blogs while playing dentist though, and then there is the fun of climbing up and down Mom's body. No biting again today, so I am enjoying full privileges.

Kiddo

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12/21/2014 02:24.02 PM Report This Comment  
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12/21/2014 08:39.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Popeye
Aww, babies! How sweet!
Today is another short blog, mom is working at the museum from 1 to 4, and really really has to do laundry. The bed linens, towels, and after yesterday's baking, the potholders and tea towels, as well as her clothes, well, it's just a mountain of laundry that needs done! She is planning to do that when she gets back from doing the Polar World touchables cart. At least she will be on the balcony today, and not in Polar World, where somehow the heat never seems to reach. So she'll be warm.
Mom was picking out an outfit for today, and got out a burgundy pants suit that she had made. When she put on the pants, she laughed and laughed! It is so old, the pants are wide bottomed! She ended up wearing the top, which she had edge stitched in gold, and it has gold star buttons on. But she chose khaki pants to go with it. Now the old pants are on the sewing machine. She's hoping to alter them sometime soon.
I hope you are having a good day and getting lots of scritchies and cuddles. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Season's Greetings, Everybirdie!, PEPPINO, please vote me BOTM for the new year, Divo & Falco, Merry Christmas!.

12/21/2014 08:19.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Popeye
I thank you so much for your continuing support.
Pittsburgh is a very beautiful place to see for the holidays. We've seen some nice places to visit in the city and today we will see one more. The fourth pic is the US Steel building, and the first three pics are what's displayed in Steel Plaza, right in front of it for the holidays. The Nativity scene is a copy of the one in Vatican City. If you've ever watched the Midnight Mass from the Vatican, every year they show pics from outside on St. Peter's Square, and this is the Nativity scene they show! Pittsburgh has the only replica of this particular Nativity in the US! The statues are life sized, and it's beautifully painted and arranged each year.
I hope you are having a great day, see you tomorrow for another installment of Pittsburgh stuff. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Season's Greetings, Everybirdie!, PEPPINO, please vote me BOTM for the new year, Divo & Falco, Merry Christmas!.

12/21/2014 07:56.01 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi again Popeye, from Jenny Lynn
Today it seems our computer is working a little better, albeit still slow! We have not heard of any other birds with problems, so ours must be an isolated case! We will write as may notes as possible, we hate to disappoint any of our very old and dear friends! It is a gloomy 'ol day, but we are expecting a White Christmas! Sunday love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Love before Christmas, Jenny & our Dallas family

PS~Our hearts are saddened by the tragic and senseless murder of two young NYC Police Officers, RIP you fine young men...

Come visit me, Ziggy Claus is coming to town-My 2nd Christmas!!, Jenny Lynn~with a precious Christmas memory--, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, Angel Christy~I love all the special things..., Ms LaLo~Merry Christmas my friends-I love you!! & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

12/21/2014 06:06.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Popeye
And the old guy is a member of the ah, ah, ha, club. Can't say it here or we'll get busted.

Those people that do the TV schedule sure messed with us last night. A lousy Feet's ball game. And we're going to be stuck with it all afternoon. RT

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12/21/2014 02:17.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Popeye... TiPaul here
I am hoping you can help me towards my quest to 10K I have 500 votes to go. :)
Mom and Dad went to their Christmas dinner and came back with a Christmas music CSD, made by the guy at the restaurant. He is a fantastic singer and has made a few CD's in the past, of which Mom has already. he sings in English, French and Italian. She and her girlfriend were both given a CD tonight, and Mom was so happy. It is playing now in the background while we are writing to all my friends. Mom will go back tomorrow to get our turkey bones. They will be making the soup tomorrow and we get all the leftover bones. It looks like we will have our own party. mom says the meal was delicious - she is so full, that even with dancing, she said she cannot go to sleep yet - she is stuffed! I told her that is good... I have more friends to write to. See you tomorrow.

Come visit me, Leroy, Little Bit & Chloe - Thank you everybirdy!!, Gizmo - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, Max, Jasper - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, Micky - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, PEPPER-Thanks for BOTM!, TiPaul - Thanks for helping me get to 10K!, Floop - Thanks for BOTD!, Marley - Thanx everybirdy 4 BOTD Carrot cake 4 all, Zak - Thank you everybirdy for BOTD! & Lee-Roial RIP - Thanks for remembering me..

12/20/2014 09:00.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Popeye
Sorry for the short blog today. Mom, her daughter, her sister, and her niece baked all the Italian goodies today, and did the peanut butter blossom cookies, too. Mom is totally wiped out, and it's nearly dinner time. She had hoped to do some laundry, but that's not gonna happen. Maybe tomorrow... Anyway I hope you are having a good day and getting lots of scritches. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Season's Greetings, Everybirdie!, PEPPINO, please vote me BOTM for the new year, Divo & Falco, Merry Christmas!.

12/20/2014 02:43.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Popeye
Hi, and thanks for your daily visits and votes!
Today we are still downtown, very near the holiday square that we visited yesterday. The buildings and surrounding areas make up PPG Place. The skyscrapers are glass, and pretty impressive, but they have an ice skating rink set up outside right now in the plaza, you can see it with the tree up in my 5th pic. The 6th pic is without the tree, taken later in the winter. The 3rd and 4th pics show the buildings, and the first two pics show an interior space in the main building called the Wintergarden. It's a big, airy open space. Right now there are gingerbread houses in with the plants, but mom's pics are older. They decorate for Christmas every year, too.
I hope you are having a great day, and hope to see you tomorrow! Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Season's Greetings, Everybirdie!, PEPPINO, please vote me BOTM for the new year, Divo & Falco, Merry Christmas!.

12/20/2014 02:21.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Popeye
Well, I am in with my mom dictating my blogs, but I suspect I will be banished back to my room shortly. No! I have not bitten her again, but I am climbing all over the desk and chewing on medical paperwork, which is a no no. She doesn't mind when I tunnel under it, but I can't seem to control my beak!

We did not have Chicken Bowl for dinner last night. Dad's company had their Christmas luncheon yesterday, and he brought home a bunch of scalloped potatoes that were left over and very good. Mom loves those, and it is one of the few things she has never successfully made. So she and Dad scarfed taters for dinner (I got some too!), and then they went to Chicken Bowl for lunch after grocery shopping this morning. I do love me some Chicken Bowl for lunch. Mmmmmm!

Still not warm enough for a sunbath today, but the weather geeks are calling for 73 tomorrow, and upper 70s on Monday and Tuesday. I call that sunbathing weather, and I bet I get outside. Unfortunately I will probably also get a nail trim some time in the next few days. Darn it! There always seems to be a down side to the up side!

Kiddo

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12/20/2014 01:51.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Popeye~
I hope you are having a wonderful day. It's very stormy here but since I'm in my nice warm play cage it's just fine with me!
Mom did the Costco thing yesterday too. She went after she picked Ian up since it's right across the street. It was very crowded but they had all the registers opened so they got out of there pretty fast! Ian had to stop at all the demo stations and try the foods. He was hungry! They did buy some egg rolls that they tried and liked.
Steamed squash sounds so yummy. There is a big spaghetti squash in the kitchen and that is going to be cooked on Christmas Eve! I can't wait! Mom still has to get the turkey breast and then the Prime Rib for Christmas dinner. I know there is already plenty of corn bread mix in the pantry so I'm good!!
Enjoy the day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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12/20/2014 12:22.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Dear Popeye from your Jenny
...in reference t our cards, most of you will be receiving them late, forgive us, they still hold all the love we can give you at Christmas time! Dad just got back from buying our Holiday Ham, and all of us will be munching on that puppy, it looks good! We are having a horrendous time with our Apple Mac Internet, we are hoping it will calm down after awhile, or it is back to visit dear aunt Denise, she can usually bail us out, pure genius, that one! We may drop off the BC for this moment in time, until it acts more user friendly for us, we'll see! Headed for Sugar's page while we still can, I think! Have a great day our dear friends, and give our love to all in your happy Christmas home, see ya tomorrow after sun up...

Forever love from Jenny & our loving Dallas Flock, we are the real deal!!!

Come visit me, Ziggy Claus is coming to town-My 2nd Christmas!!, Jenny Lynn~with a precious Christmas memory--, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, Angel Christy~I love all the special things..., Ms LaLo~Merry Christmas my friends-I love you!! & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

12/20/2014 10:23.15 AM Report This Comment  
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Come visit me, Angel SUNNY, ALEX, SAWYER, RIO & SKYE, POPEYE, SAFFRON (SASSY), THE PRETTY ROSE FLOWER SHOP, PEARL, EMERALD (Emmie), Angel LUCKY, BLUE & JEWEL, CALICO, THE PROUD BIRD PIE SHOP, SELF SERVE FLOWER PAGE, CAMELLIA (CAMMIE) & BOURKE, Angel CHILLI, GINGER & Angel LOLA.

12/20/2014 08:38.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Popeye
Your Dad, and mine have been elected to the OLD BUZZARD'S OF THE DAY club. ha, ha, ha, RT

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12/20/2014 02:09.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Popeye
There's a NEW category on BC, for you and Pops. It's OBOTD, and either of you could win in a heart beat.

Come visit me, JeTTa - Merry Christmas.

12/20/2014 01:27.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Popeye
Well, I am happy to report that I have been a good boy so far today, and no biting since yesterday's disaster. Now I am in my room for another reason altogether. I took a bath in my water bowl, and Mom wants me in the warmest room in the house till I dry off. I keep calling her, but I want her to come in here not for me to leave. Not working out too well so far.

Mom went to the gym this morning, and since she was verrry sweaty when she got home after training and zumba she needed a shower. However she came in to sit with me first, since I was calling her. She had to wear her summer bathrobe too, since her warm winter one is bright red and I would freak out immediately. I wonder why so many of us hate the color red? It must be something dangerous in the wild that is bred into our feathers. Anyway I got Mom time, then she got her shower and then I got more Mom time. Now I just need to dry off!

Kiddo

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12/19/2014 02:32.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Popeye~
I hope you are having a great day! I'm watching mom do notes while the laundry is going. Mandy had a few accidents this morning. One was mom's own fault because when she turned the rug cleaner on Mandy got scared and peed in the hallway! Mom forgot to put her in the bedroom! She doesn't like those machines any better than I do!!hehehehe
That black bird is still in the store. They hired a guy to bring a cage in to try to trap him but he doesn't seem to be interested in what is in it! Mom told them they should try millet or peanuts! They put it up on a rack where the indoor hanging plants are since that is where he is hanging out. There is an indoor fountain so he is staying close to that. Mom was looking at him and he was clicking at her. She clicked back to him but I guess her black bird speak is not good cause he just ignored her! She had the freight guys leave the garden doors open for a while but he doesn't seem interested in going out. He knows where the bird seed is in the garden and in the pet center so I guess he has figured out a way to eat. Hopefully when the store is full of people today he will go into the cage so they can take him outside. Mom will look for him again tonight.
We read where your mom and dad went to Green Burrito! Mom and dad loved that place. There are in the Carl's Jr. up here. There are only 5 of them and it took years for them to open up in Washington! Mom loves Carls Jr. too because of the zucchini.
I hope you enjoy the day!!
Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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12/19/2014 12:47.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Popeye
This morning mom went to the center as usual, and was assigned the squirrel porch and the squirrel pens. Needless to say, she had her new coat on, not thinking of working outside. So she hung up her coat and got one of the ghillie suit coats to wear while she worked. It was really cold outside, or she'd have gone out in just her sweatshirt. Haha, I bet the squirrels never saw her coming! She was disguised as a bunch of leaves, haha. There are 19 squirrels spending the winter outside this year.
After she got home her sister called her to go to the Italian store to buy food for Christmas eve. So, we are here after 3:30, just starting our blogs. At least Peppino went first, and his are done.
That's all the news for now too, so I hope you are having a wonderful day full of anticipation of Santa Bird coming to visit you, and being so very good. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Season's Greetings, Everybirdie!, PEPPINO, please vote me BOTM for the new year, Divo & Falco, Merry Christmas!.

12/19/2014 12:40.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Popeye
Thanks for your votes every day! I love hearing from you.
Today we are in Market Square, in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh. Every Christmas season it turns into a Holiday Marketplace, with booths set up for buying locally made crafts and artworks, food booths and tables for the people brave enough to sit outside and eat, a house for Santa to stay in and see the children, and even a stage where locals can perform music, theater, and dance. It's a fun place to visit during the holidays, and it sure brightens up the downtown area for everyone. It has become a destination for some, along with decorated store windows, and the replica of the Vatican nativity scene on Steel Plaza.
I hope you are having a great day and getting lots of love. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Season's Greetings, Everybirdie!, PEPPINO, please vote me BOTM for the new year, Divo & Falco, Merry Christmas!.

12/19/2014 12:12.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Popsie, from Jenny
For us today, we will not let our fun distractions, of which there are many, get in the way of getting our Christmas Cards finished and sent out, sorry if you don't receive a Friday note from us today, we are still here and will always be, we'll be right back for sure! We got sunshine today, and it looks good, our dumb dad stood in the middle of our driveway just looking at the sun, after prayer time at Christy's grave, it is still cold out here, what a dork! Have a wonderful Friday dear friends, and give my love to all in your sweet home, see ya all tomorrow...

TGIF love from Jenny & our loving Dallas family

Come visit me, Ziggy Claus is coming to town-My 2nd Christmas!!, Jenny Lynn~with a precious Christmas memory--, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, Angel Christy~I love all the special things..., Ms LaLo~Merry Christmas my friends-I love you!! & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

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Come visit me, Angel SUNNY, ALEX, SAWYER, RIO & SKYE, POPEYE, SAFFRON (SASSY), THE PRETTY ROSE FLOWER SHOP, PEARL, EMERALD (Emmie), Angel LUCKY, BLUE & JEWEL, CALICO, THE PROUD BIRD PIE SHOP, SELF SERVE FLOWER PAGE, CAMELLIA (CAMMIE) & BOURKE, Angel CHILLI, GINGER & Angel LOLA.

12/19/2014 08:46.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Popeye
TGIF.... See ya later. A busy day in store for us. Pops got a brain storm that it would be nice to decorate for Christmas.

Come visit me, JeTTa - Merry Christmas.

12/19/2014 02:43.02 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Popeye
Just a short fly over to drop a vote. We have so much to do today, and of course, Pops is in low gear. Maybe a cup of coffee will get his motor running. RT

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12/19/2014 02:16.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Popeye
Sorry to hear about Dad's friend.

Short blog today, because I am afraid Mom is pretty upset with me. I bit her again today, and needless to say I am in time out now. It bled which is never good, and since I nailed her hand (and no warning again!) she doesn't like typing much. Hopefully by this afternoon I will be forgiven.

Kiddo

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12/18/2014 11:40.55 AM Report This Comment  
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Come visit me, Angel SUNNY, ALEX, SAWYER, RIO & SKYE, POPEYE, SAFFRON (SASSY), THE PRETTY ROSE FLOWER SHOP, PEARL, EMERALD (Emmie), Angel LUCKY, BLUE & JEWEL, CALICO, THE PROUD BIRD PIE SHOP, SELF SERVE FLOWER PAGE, CAMELLIA (CAMMIE) & BOURKE, Angel CHILLI, GINGER & Angel LOLA.

12/18/2014 08:56.11 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello dearest Popeye, from Jenny Lynn
Before our visiting nurse got here yesterday, dad addressed and prepped 30 Christmas Cards, something we have always loved to do, but we have forgotten how time consuming this labor of love can be! Not to worry, we will send all 50 cards sooner or later, bear with us! We are having a very normal Winter day in the December MidWest, a little overcast, slightly below freezing, but pretty nice overall! LaLo is slowing daddy down a little, that little heifer can't speak a word, but she is so sweet, she don't have to, she can make a certain noise and dad comes a running, she really is the sweetest bird that has ever lived here, much like Angel Christy! Have a greyt day, and give my love to all in your happy Christmas home, see ya all tomorrow...

Forever love on throwback Thursday, from Jenny & our Dallas Before our visiting nurse got here yesterday, dad addressed and prepped 30 Christmas Cards, something we have always loved to do, but we have forgotten how time consuming this labor of love can be! Not to worry, we will send all 50 cards sooner or later, bear with us! We are having a very normal Winter day in the December MidWest, a little overcast, slightly below freezing, but pretty nice overall! LaLo is slowing daddy down a little, that little heifer can't speak a word, but she is so sweet, she don't have to, she can make a certain noise and dad comes a running, she really is the sweetest bird that has ever lived here, much like Angel Christy! Have a greyt day, and give my love to all in your happy Christmas home, see ya all tomorrow...

Forever love on throwback Thursday, from Jenny & our Dallas family

Come visit me, Ziggy Claus is coming to town-My 2nd Christmas!!, Jenny Lynn~with a precious Christmas memory--, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, Angel Christy~I love all the special things..., Ms LaLo~Merry Christmas my friends-I love you!! & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

12/18/2014 08:39.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Popeye
Happy Hanukkah to those who celebrate. I also want to thank Aunt Robin for the pic of the carolers, it's awesome!
Last night at dog class, Daisy was a bit vocal, but not too bad. The trainer gave mom more tips to work with her and not let Polly feel left out.
Today mom has to go to her friend's house when the furnace guys come to fix it. Her friend is involved with getting her mom into hospice care, and has to sign papers and talk to the hospice people today.
We haven't heard from the guy who looked at the porch roof yet, so we still don't know how much it will cost to fix it. Mom is hoping it won't be too much, so she can still get the kitchen cabinets refaced or replaced. They are the original ones from the 50s, we think, and the hardware on them is shot. Some don't close well at all, and one of them lost the latch, which can't be found any more, since it's not sold anywhere.
I hope you are having a good day and getting lots of cuddles. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Season's Greetings, Everybirdie!, PEPPINO, please vote me BOTM for the new year, Divo & Falco, Merry Christmas!.

12/17/2014 08:55.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Popeye
Thanks for your votes and visits daily! I love hearing from everybirdie.
Yesterday we did everything Heinz, today we are moving to Frick. He was one of those robber baron guys, but he gave back some to the city. Not like Andrew Carnegie, who gave back a ton, but still...
Henry Clay Frick gave Pittsburgh Frick Park, a beautiful space in the eastern part of the city with tennis courts, many playgrounds, walking trails, a nature center, a running track, an exercise track, a bowling green, as well as many picnic pavilions. In my pics today, the fifth and sixth ones are of Frick Art museum, right across from the bowling greens of the park. The Museum isn't part of the park, though. It's a small museum with many beautiful paintings. In a neighboring block is Clayton, a Frick city mansion. One of the pics is the garage. A friend of mom's is curator of the cars. The mansion itself is huge, the rooms are incredible, there is great woodwork inside. Right now it's decked out for the holidays. I don't know if you can see it, but one of the pics shows the staircase draped in greens. There are tours conducted there when people request them.
I hope you are still enjoying your tour of Pittsburgh. I'm having fun bringing to you all the great areas of the city. Hope also that you are having a great day! Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Season's Greetings, Everybirdie!, PEPPINO, please vote me BOTM for the new year, Divo & Falco, Merry Christmas!.

12/17/2014 08:14.57 AM Report This Comment  
  hi Popeye
Mom on the phone all day? Isn't that what Mom's do best? ha, ha, ha,. RT

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12/17/2014 01:13.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Popeye
You would cause one to believe that you don't believe in the fat old guy in the red suit.

Come visit me, JeTTa - Merry Christmas.

12/17/2014 12:37.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Popeye~
I hope you are all enjoying the day! Your dad is a good friend to Bob and I know he appreciates all your dads help!
Mom went off to the post office with Ian today. She had one thing to mail and Ian had a couple of boxes. It took 45 minutes since there were only 2 people at the counter and lots of customers! A lot of people were grumbling but mom knows that this time of the year you are going to stand in line just about anywhere! The guy at the counter asked if this was anyone's first time there and if they would like to introduce themselves! That made everyone smile!
They went by Jack in the Box to get a drink and there was a sign in the window saying they are open on Christmas. Mom is very sad that places are going to be open! McDonalds and Starbucks are open too. It just make Christmas unimportant! People will still go so the places will still open.
I hope you enjoy the evening! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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12/16/2014 04:35.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Popeye
It rained again last night! We only got a .10", but every little bit helps. Those grass covered green mountains are looking better every day. Winter is normally our greenest season, but the last three years it has been all brown....very depressing.

I haven't bitten Mom yet today, so that's a good thing. No time outs, which I like. No sun bath either, but I will keep waiting for the warm weather to come back. Mom says the mid 60 temps are balmy compared to the rest of the country, but I want to go outside....and I can't! Mom just looked at the 10 day forecast, and they are saying it will be mid 70s next Monday and Tuesday, but you know how accurate the weather geeks are. I will just have to hope!

Kiddo

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Come visit me, Angel SUNNY, ALEX, SAWYER, RIO & SKYE, POPEYE, SAFFRON (SASSY), THE PRETTY ROSE FLOWER SHOP, PEARL, EMERALD (Emmie), Angel LUCKY, BLUE & JEWEL, CALICO, THE PROUD BIRD PIE SHOP, SELF SERVE FLOWER PAGE, CAMELLIA (CAMMIE) & BOURKE, Angel CHILLI, GINGER & Angel LOLA.

12/16/2014 11:11.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Popsey Topsey, love from your Jennsey
Dad watched the Bears get soundly thumped on Monday Night Football, it can only be described as a comedy of errors and lack of performance! We are going to get back to our Christmas Cards today, so there will be fewer notes and blogs! Have a great ToosDay, and give our love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Love as usual, from Jenny & our Dallas family

Come visit me, Ziggy Claus is coming to town-My 2nd Christmas!!, Jenny Lynn~with a precious Christmas memory--, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, Angel Christy~I love all the special things..., Ms LaLo~Merry Christmas my friends-I love you!! & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

12/16/2014 10:08.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Popeye
He see's you when your sleeping,
He knows when your awake........
Me thinks, Santa works for the NSA....

Santa sure is nosey.

Come visit me, JeTTa - Merry Christmas.

12/16/2014 02:36.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey There, Popeye
FYI, Pops is NOT tight. He's just thrifty.

I saw SNOW last night here in Florida. We had the TV on watching the news, and they show some place up North with all that lovely white stuff. It was so pretty. RT

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12/16/2014 01:29.10 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Popeye~
I hope your day was just perfect! We had some very dark clouds to the west but sunshine to the east! It looked very pretty. We didn't do a whole lot today. Mom is off tonight and tomorrow night and we have lots to get done around the house. Dad will be home Wednesday and he gets to stay home until Christmas is over!!
Mom went to the mall today to the Hallmark store to get Ian an ornament. She got him the Spiderman one this year. Mom has been buying him a Christmas ornament every year since he was born. This will be ornament #32! He has a strange collection of book characters, Godzilla, spaceships and action figures! The very first one was the Poky Little Puppy! That was his favorite book at the time!
I hope your evening is just wonderful! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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12/15/2014 08:04.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Popeye
Well, I didn't start the day out so well. It is Monday which is now "no gym day", which means I get Mom lots. So neither of us know why I bit her while she was paying bills on line. I chomped pretty hard on her left hand which isn't even the one that was writing the payment in her checkbook. It was one of those that doesn't pour blood, but is all bloody anyway. Needless to say I got a time out.

And that time out turned out to be a long one, because Mom colored her feathers today. I can't be near those chemicals, so I spent an hour in my room calling out "I'm sorry". Not in words, but it was definitely what I was saying in birdy speak.

Now I am sitting on Mom's knee, so hopefully I won't do like yesterday and bite her knee cap. She is puzzled, because usually she knows why it happened when I bite and she blames herself for not reading my body language. Both of these bites came out of the blue. Guess I must still be hormonal....

We got two feet of snow in the Sierra mountains in the last storm, so although it doesn't mean anything now at least the snow base that supplies our spring melt is being replaced. It was down to nearly nothing. Sure hope we catch up some this winter. The mountains near here are green (not high enough for snow) for the first time in years. They sure are pretty being green instead of brown.

Kiddo

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12/15/2014 01:59.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Popeye
Sorry dad's jacket wasn't quite ready for him!
I want to thank everybirdie who came to visit me in the KB, it was a fast and fun 2 weeks. Time just flew by. I hope you all enjoyed the surprise showing of the Polar Express and the new ANNIE last night, too.
Today mom cleaned the runs and the fledgling aviaries at the center. There is a turkey vulture there who hissed at her! She just chuckled and kept working. She knows she's too warm to be attractive to a vulture. Even the red tailed hawk didn't hiss at her. There was a new trainee too, who was afraid of the box turtles. Mom helped her take them out and put them back once their cage was clean. Mom had just finished with the snapping turtle when the woman came and asked about the turtles. There is also a Pekin duck there. These ducks are domestic cousins of Mallards, and people usually raise them for food (you know, Peking duck at the Chinese restaurant?). If you've seen magicians with ducks, this is the duck he most likely has. This guy's leg was really bad when he got there, but it's great now, he's putting weight on it and even swimming in his pond.
Mom will make more fudge tonight for the docent luncheon tomorrow after their meeting. We won't be online until late tomorrow, probably.
I hope you are having a good day and getting lots of cuddles and love. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Season's Greetings, Everybirdie!, PEPPINO, please vote me BOTM for the new year, Divo & Falco, Merry Christmas!.

12/15/2014 11:23.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Popeye
Thanks for the votes every day! I really love hearing from you, too.
Before we leave the Strip, we have to visit St. Stanislaus Church, it's right in the center of things, there on Smallman Street! The first 2 pics in my gallery show one of the oldest churches in Pittsburgh, St. Stanislaus in the Strip. I thought while we were seeing churches, we could go back to Oakland and see St. Paul's Cathedral, the next 2 pics in my gallery. This is the biggest Catholic church in the area. The last 2 new pics are of East Liberty Presbyterian Church, built by the Mellons in the 1800s. The people in Pittsburgh at the time called it Mellon's Fire Escape! Maybe it was, who knows? Today at that church, there are organ recitals every week, and Taize music some evenings. If you don't know the Taize stuff, you should google it and listen to a piece or 2, it's beautiful singing.
So, tomorrow we will go back to Oakland to see other things, including Heinz Chapel.
You may have noted Heinz field, Heinz History museum, and now Heinz chapel; what's that all about? We'll talk more tomorrow! Hope you have a spectacular day. Hugs, Peppino

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Season's Greetings, Everybirdie!, PEPPINO, please vote me BOTM for the new year, Divo & Falco, Merry Christmas!.

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