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The postman asked me to take care of his 2 birds over the long weekend at the beginning of September. When he and his wife came back to pick up the birds Monday evening, he saw how well TiPaul was getting along and decided he would do better with us. He is a great bird, but we are still getting to know each other. ***UPDATE AS OF NOVEMBER 6th *** Just over 2 weeks ago, TiPaul decided to jump off his cage again, but this time he was not so lucky. Having less feathers than the average CAG since he breaks them off, and having virtually no tail, his balance is way off. His chest area opened, where he had fallen in the past while with his second owner, who let him heal naturally. I took him to the vet, where he had to be put under and stitched up properly. He was also put on antibiotics for 2 weeks. Well, within of a few days, I thought I had a new bird in the home. He started talking, his firts words being *hello, I love you*, he started clicking like my other CAGs, and he started playing, shredding a cardboard box, and just being a fantastic bird. He has never bitten my partner nor me, and he plays well with Pepper, my other male CAG. Yesterday was 2 weeks from his surgery and we went back to the vet. He is doing great - he has healed perfectly - the stitches will fall out on their own. It seems he did this once before with the first owner too, but was hospitalized and taken care of. You cannot begin to realize how happy I am that he found us and his permanent home.
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Hi! My name is TiPaul -Thanks you all for BOTD!

I am a Congo African Grey from Entrelacs, QC.

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Congo African Grey

We're still working on that one. UPDATE: He is taking food from my hands and loves almonds, peanuts and nutriberries along with fresh fruits and veggies.

On top of his cage, walking the floors and on my shoulder

He is still not settled in completely, as he only came to live with us 2 weeks ago. UPDATE: He is acting like a CAG - loves shredding apart his cardboard boxes

She is patient with me and lets me go about fitting in with the other parrots at my own pace. She also insisted that my old cage be delivered here, because I am used to it. UPDATE: It has been 3 months since I have come to live here, and I am so happy - I know what a real flock is all about.

Feather picking and biting his nails.

If it's cardboard, and it's a box, let me at it..

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  Hello TiPaul~
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 02:06.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello TiPaul~
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 12:06.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello TiPaul~
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 09:33.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello TiPaul~
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 06:17.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello TiPaul~
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 nosy! 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!
Enjoy the day and I do hope it's spectacular!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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06/10/2016 01:49.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello TiPaul~
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 08:03.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi TiPaul and flock,
Good morning every birdie!

I would like to thank every birdie for their continued votes and for believing in me.
I want to thank you all from the bottom of my little birdie heart.

And now for the festivities!

There is of course a Gi-Normous party at the Castle for everyone to have fun.
There will be lots of food and the buffet table is always filled with lots of goodies.
There will be a mixture of Hawaiian foods and favorites from Lizzie’s kitchen.
For example we will have Kalua Pork, Bar-B-Q meat on a stick for those who like to pick.
We will also have prime rib, yeah the good stuff! Swedish meatballs and teriyaki meatballs for variety and
Fresh fish from the Castle Lake which my frother Angel Pookie and co-conspirator Dixie will be handling soon.
There will also be grilled asparagus, grilled corn on the cob, grilled pineapple, grilled zucchini, grilled carrots on a stick.
Basically anything you can think of to put on the grill the chefs will grill it.
The Starches will be white sticky rice and regular rice, mash tater, au gratin potatoes with lots of cheese, tater tots
And baked potatoes. For the sweet beak in all of us we will have some new stuff here. Strawberry donuts, poi donuts,
cream filled long johns, Donut holes both powdered and glazed, bear claws, Japanese donuts or Undagi, mom’s pineapple
cake and chocolate filled Donuts too. For the cakes there will be a triple decker strawberry with raspberry and pineapple
cake with guava frosting. For the fruit table there will be a decorated watermelon with all kinds of fresh berries in it all
decorated real neat like. There will also be fresh pineapple, apples, kiwi, guava, mango, bananas, grapes red and green
and also olives.

For the drinks there will be regular soda and diet, iced tea, sweet tea, guava juice, pineapple kiwi mix,
strawberry smoothies, or any kind of smoothie you can think of, it can be made right before your eyes.
There’s also the self-serve smoothie machine to make your own concoction. Also hot cocoa and hot tea too.

There will be beach volleyball, sand castle making, a carnival complete with rides and dad’s bonfires at night along
With fireworks starting at 8 pm. We will have s’mores making and roasting marshmallows along with hot dogs too.

So get your tail feathers in gear and get your butt over here!!

The party will go on for weeks, so if you can’t make it today, come tomorrow or the next day and the next day.

We will be open 24/7!

Here’s a vote for you my sweet friends.

See you at the party!!

Love & Hugs,

Your humble party Queen Laka Aolani

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06/03/2016 12:51.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi TPaul,
I'm not sure as he is in quarantine for a month. But I hear um. :)

No, no name yet, the parronts are still deciding.

Here's a vote for you.

Hugs,

Laka

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05/26/2016 12:08.21 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello TiPaul~
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.
Enjoy the rest of the day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/25/2016 04:34.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello TiPaul~
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 06:40.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi TiPaul,
Well mom is taking it easy but dad is getting on her nerves! :(

Here's a vote for you.

Hugs,

Laka

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05/22/2016 04:01.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello TiPaul~
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!
Enjoy the day!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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05/19/2016 12:38.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ti-Paul~
I hope you are having a great day!! I'm really sorry I didn't get around much this weekend. Mom was trying to rest to get rid of the pink eye/cold.
Unfortunately moms eyes started bothering her last night at work. She had her drops with her and used them. They have been waxing the floors for the past two nights so it may just be the fumes from that. Mom stayed as far away as she could but had to walk through the area to get to the office. Tonight the store is closing two hours early so that the system can be shut down for updates. It won't be back online until 4 am so mom will be helping the freight guys.
Mom is trying to rest during the day but I think that "I need to rest" translates to "let's chase the cat" in dog language. I have been a very good nurse and sit right next to mom and keep her company! She only has tonight and then it's our weekend again! YAY!
I have taken over the Kissing Booth for the next 2 weeks. It's all about food!! Come on over and have a bite to eat! We will be doing all sorts of great snacks!
Enjoy the day and I do hope it's spectacular!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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05/16/2016 11:39.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi TPaul and flock,
mom couldn't sleep well last night as she forgot her phone at work and wasn't about to drive and get it.

That's why she couldn't do blogs and was just beside herself!

But I did get more scritches and cuddle time, so good for me. :)

It was a hot day today 82 degrees! But at least there was some trade winds blowing so it wasn't that bad.

Hope you got some good head scritches too.

Here's a vote for you.

Hope your hump day was good.

Hugs,

Laka

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05/12/2016 12:33.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello TiPaul~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It's very spring like here and I have been enjoying the sunshine!
We did chores yesterday since mom was off. Mostly going through old mail and straightening up the linen closet. Mom got some shelf liner at the dollar store and lined all the shelves in there. It looks very nice and we even found more stuff to donate to the Goodwill!!
We really should have gotten on BC earlier than we did but we had no idea they were going to take the site down last night. It would be really nice if they gave us a "heads up" but I suppose it is not important to them. All the sites were down so they must have been doing maintenance on the server.
It's back to work for mom tonight so we are getting the rest of the laundry done. My play cage was all cleaned when I came out this morning and I have new toys also. I guess I am going to be a busy bird today!!
Enjoy your day and I do hope it's just spectacular!
love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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05/11/2016 10:37.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi TiPaul,
Hope you are having a great Sunday.

Happy Mother's Day to your mom. :)

Hugs,

Laka

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05/08/2016 07:39.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi TiPaul,
Hope you are having a great Sunday.

Happy Mother's Day to your mom. :)

Hugs,

Laka

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05/08/2016 01:13.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi TiPaul,
Please give your mom a big birdie hug and kiss from me for Mother"s Day.

Hope you have a great big birdie day with mom. ;)

Here's a vote for you.

Hugs,

Laka

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05/08/2016 01:11.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello TiPaul~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! Another pretty sunny one here!
I think they have finished with the road construction! YAY! It took 2 weeks but everything has been paved now. They still have to put the barriers back into the center and paint the stripes but I'm sure that will not be as loud as a steam roller! They had most of the road shut down last night so mom had to cut through the markets parking lot to get home!
Mom loved Captain America Civil War. Captain America has always been moms favorite. She admire the way he does the right thing even if it's not the easiest or popular thing. He is an honorable character!
They did not get back until Midnight. McKenzie did great in her crate even though she got put in there 2 hours early. Mom got us up when she got home and took McKenzie for a nice walk. Then she made us a waffle! We had a Midnight Waffle Party!! We only stayed up for half an hour and then we all went back to bed. It was fun but since I'm a bit sleepy today, I don't think we will be doing it much!
Mom has to go to PetCo today to get McKenzie her Science Diet and some new toys! That puppy goes through toys almost as fast as I do! I'm impressed!
Enjoy your day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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05/06/2016 11:44.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello TiPaul~
I hope you are having an awesome day! We finally got the royal portrait done for the kids! It's in the gallery on the calendar page! They are so cute! I hope they like it!
Not much going on around here today. It's been a long week for mom even though it's only Wednesday! It's her weekend and she is really looking forward to it! She is going to see Captain America tomorrow night! I don't get to go! Bummer!
Hugs to all of you and we sure hope Spring found you!
Love and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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05/04/2016 05:06.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Wednesday
Hi.
Since Dad will be away, I won't be blogging. He will be visiting Grandma in the Cincinnati/Kentucky Area.
I will be "good" for Aunt Kathy. [he's making me say this].
Uncle Geno promises to visit me as well.
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Everyone have a Super Derby and Mothers Day Weekend
[Silly Grandma has no computer, so Dad will be outta touch for a few days]
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~Wings Up~

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05/04/2016 05:47.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi TiPaul and flock,
I want to thank you for your votes for me in the quest to get my BOTM Badge.

It's just not fair as I had worked so hard through out the whole month campaigning. Only to find out that the BC was not fixing the site.

Perhaps with every birdies help me and the others like Kacey and Mikey will get our recognition like we should have.

A big Mahalo to everyone for their love and support. The things we birdies hafta do to get things done.

Here's a vote for you as well my sweet friend.

Love,

Laka

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05/03/2016 09:37.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer, readying for Dad's trip
Happy Monday. Dad is packing and running around the house setting up "bird-care"stations.
He's nervous about leaving me w Aunt Kathy - they were both miserable to each other last time.
Dad will be gone 5 days, and is praying we all survive the duration.
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Dad is visiting his Mom in Kentucky - and he'll be flying. He hates travel, hates flying, and hates being away from home.
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Hoping all goes well.
~Wings Up~

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05/02/2016 06:24.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi TiPaul!
I am so happy and honored to be your Bird of the Month! I am all moved in to the castle, and I am loving it here. Thank you so very much for taking the time to vote for me and support me this month. I couldn't have done it without each and every one of you! I hope that you all enjoyed my campaign, mom had lots of fun making new toys to share with all of you! You are all welcome to come hang out in the castle with me all month. We will have a lot of fun! Hugs, King Grey Bird

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05/01/2016 11:18.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi TiPaul!
Mom says that she will email your mom all of the toy instructions that you guys missed!

Hi Everybirdie! Tonight is the last night! I am so excited! Mom was finally able to pick up all of the bird toy parts that have been scattered around her room for the past month. She was happy about that! Haha! Tonight we are making a toy that looks like bird. You will need,

- Cardboard
- Coffee filters
- Finger traps
- Beads
- Little bird toy trinket pieces
- Safe stringing material
- OPTIONAL white paper

Take a large piece of cardboard and cut out a nice sized bird head and body. Once you have the body cut out, take a piece of string and knot the bottom, then poke a hole in sorta in the middle of your cutouts body, but a little lower. String your string through the hole, with the knot being on the back side. Take some coffee filters, and cut the sides into strips and poke holes in the middles. String those on like you would for a puff, one facing down, one facing up, and so on, until it is a nice sized puff on the body. String on a bead and knot it. Now poke a hole in the middle of the cutout near the bottom. Take a piece of string and knot them bottom, then string it through the hole with the knot on the front side (you won't see it, it will be under the puff). Take three finger traps, and string those on. Then string on a bead and knot it tight. Once they are tied, you can stick them out in different directions like a tail. For the head, it will be different for everyone depending on what kind of bird you want it to look like. We did a Green Cheek Conure. If you want an eye ring, cut out a small oval and poke a hole in the middle. Then to attach the eye, poke a hole on the cutout where you want it to be, take a piece of string and tie a knot at the bottom, string it through, and then string on the paper, and then a dark bead. Then knot it. To put on markings, you will do the same thing with the holes and string. Just add them (beads and random toy pieces) however you'd like in what ever colors you want. To make it so that you can hang it, you can make a loop, make a small hole in the cutouts head, and then string the loop through. Or, you can tie a bagel to a piece of string, then make a small hole in the cutout under the puff and string it through the hole with the bagel on the back side. Then knot it. You can then attach it by sticking the bagel through the cage bars and turning it the opposite way so that it stays.

I will post a picture of both the front and back sides of this toy in my gallery.

Thank you SO much for voting for me!

Hugs,
Grey Bird

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04/30/2016 10:10.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi TiPaul!
Hi Everybirdie! Tonight we will be making a shreddable toy that looks like a person. You will need,

- A wiffle ball
- Cupcake papers
- Beads
- 2 bigger wood beads
- Mini wood blocks
- Paper straws
- A treat cup
- 3 paper loaf cups
- Safe stringing material

Start by taking a pretty long piece of string, and tying a loop at the top. String on a bead, and then take 5-6 cupcake papers and cut the sides into strips, and then string those on like you would for a puff, one facing down, one facing up, and so on. Now string on the wiffle ball, and then a longer or bigger bead. Now you are going to take a new piece of string, and tie it onto your first piece under the big bead you just added. Once you tie that on, you should have two pieces hanging down on either side of the original piece. On both strands, you are going to string on a mini block, and then half of a paper straw. Then knot the ends on both sides. Now going back to the original string, take a treat cup and poke a hole in the bottom, then string it on facing down. Now take your 3 loaf cups, and poke holes in the bottom of them. String one on facing down, then string on a bead, then another loaf cup, then another bead, then the last loaf cup. Now string on 2-3 beads, and then take another new piece of string and tie it on the original, just like last time. You will want the two pieces hanging down so that they are longer. On each strand, string on a single big bead, and then knot the bottoms. Now string one more bead on the original strand, and knot the bottom. You're done!

Mom just adores this toy, she says it is one of her favorites that she has made. There is a picture in my gallery!

Thank you so much for voting for me! Just one more night until I will hopefully be in the castle! I'll see you tomorrow night. (:

Hugs,
Grey Bird

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04/29/2016 09:55.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Thursday Flitzer
Hello. cool morning in Buffalo.

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Dad busy cleaning, moving things, and getting things changed so men can measure front windows for much-needed replacement. The windows don't open and it gets oppressively hot here in the Summertime.
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Those Quadruple-Berry Muffins were wonderful the other day. Dad knows how to make me happy from beak to tail.
= = =
I was very good for Aunt Maria on grooming day. I did flit across the room for a moment and landed in a plant [yeah - they laughed at me], but after that, I was still and patient for the grooming.
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Make it a wonderful day
~Wings Up~

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04/28/2016 04:01.36 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi TiPaul!
Hi Everybirdie! I am so sorry for not blogging yesterday. Mom had a very bad headache and couldn't keep her eyes open. But, I am happy to report that when she woke up this morning she felt just fine! To make up for not blogging last night, we will be making two toys tonight. For the first toy you will need,

- Cupcake papers (for small/medium birds) or mini cupcake papers (for extra small birds) or coffee filters (for large birds)
- Beads
- Safe stringing material

Take your string and tie a knot at the bottom. String on a bead, and take 3-4 cupcake papers or coffee filters, poke holes in the center, and string them on. String on another bead, and then more papers. Keep stringing on the beads and papers until it reaches your desired size. Then finish off by stringing a bead on top, and tying a loop.

For the next toy you will need,

- Wood (what ever size and type is right for your bird)
- Beads
- Safe stringing material
- OPTIONAL: a bell

Take your string and tie a knot at the bottom. If you are using a bell, tie the knot on the bell. String on a piece of wood, then a bead, then another piece of wood, then another bead, and so on until it reaches the desired size. Finished it off by adding a bead to the top and tying a loop.

Both of these are very simple, but fun to play with! The wooden toy was made for Paris using balsa, and the cupcake paper toy will be for one of the conures. There are pictures of both toys in my gallery. (Mom apologizes for the hideous colors of the cupcake paper toy. She had no pretty colors!)

Thank you so much for voting for me!

Hugs,
Grey Bird

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04/27/2016 10:30.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Monday from Flitzer
"There's Nothin' in the Bowl, Dad"
........................
Dad says that bowl was for mixing our Quadruple-Berry Muffins. We love those!
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Hope you had a great weekend. Nice here -Dad was busy in and out, but we got some time together. Cool mornings but warm afternoons here. Dad never knows which jacket to grab.

= = =
Today I'm visiting Aunt Maria for my "Day of Beauty" aka wings and claws day.
Dad holds me without the towel [hate the towel], so it's not so bad.
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~Wings Up~

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

04/25/2016 03:26.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi TiPaul!
Hi Everybirdie! Tonight's toy isn't pretty, and very simple, but so much fun to shred! You will need,

- 3 paper bags
- Crinkle paper OR tissue paper
- Safe stringing material
- Treats

Take your first paper bag and open it. Take another paper bag, and without opening it, put it in the first one. When it is in, you can stick your hand in and open it up. When that one is opened, take one more closed one and stick it inside the others, and then open that one too. Stuff the bags with crinkle paper or tissue paper, and throw a treat or two in it. Close the bags, and fold over the tops. Take a piece of rope, make a loop, and then make a hole near the top of the bag (that goes through the front and folded over part), and string the loop through the hole.

I know this toy isn't the prettiest or most amazing, but Jester and I just love them! And they are so easy to make, and mom uses the hanging loops over and over again. LOL. Picture in my gallery!

Thanks for voting for me!

Hugs,
Grey Bird

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04/24/2016 10:42.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Saturday Flitzer
Hello.
A nice week here in Buffalo - warmer, with a little rain. Now it's going to be cooler, but not too bad.
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Dad is making preparations for his May trip to see Grandma in Kentucky. He will be there for Mother's Day and on Derby Day as well. [I'm suggesting a flowered hat, but he doesn't like the idea].
When Grandma calls on Sunday I call to her, sometimes making their conversation hard to hear.
"I'm here, Grandma, it's me, Flitzer". She often wonders how Dad can live with me. Ha-Ha.
--
Aunt Kathy, the bird-sitter will be checking in on me, while Dad is away.
Last time, we were both miserable to each other. Dad is asking me to PLEASE TRY and be good. We shall see...
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~Wings Up~

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04/23/2016 01:58.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi TiPaul!
Hi Everybirdie! Tonight we are going to make little balls made out of toilet paper or paper towel rolls. You will need,

- A toilet paper or paper towel roll
- A treat

Take your roll, and cut four rings off of it. The rings can be what ever thickness you'd like, but we tend to cut ours a bit on the thick side. Start by taking two of the rings and sticking one inside of the other, so that it forms an X. Take a third ring, and slip it over the other two. Now you should add a treat. Finally, take the fourth ring and slip that over the others, and you're done!

These are super fun the play with. I love them! There is a picture in my gallery.

Thanks for voting for me!

Hugs,
Grey Bird

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04/22/2016 11:01.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi TiPaul!
Hi Everybirdie! Tonight we are going to make a cute cupcake paper toy. It is pretty small, but super cute! You will need,

- 1 mini bagel
- Mini cupcake papers (we haven't tried it with regular sized cupcake papers, but if you want to try it so that it is slightly bigger, I'd say go for it!)
- Beads
- Safe stringing material
- A small chain (optional)

Take the mini bagel and a piece of string, and tie the piece of string on to the bagel. After you tie it on, you should have two pieces of string hanging down. String a bead on to one of the pieces of string, then take a few cupcake papers and string them on. Then another bead, then more cupcake papers. Do this until you reach your desired amount, and then tie a knot on the end. Repeat on the other side. To make it so that you can hang it, you can either take a short piece of chain and put it on the bagel and join the two ends with a quick link, or you can tie on a loop with you stringing material.

Mom hasn't made this toy in awhile, but she has made them for our previous budgies. We will see if Perry likes it. :) Picture in my gallery!

Thanks for voting for me!

Hugs,
Grey Bird

Come visit me, Jester Bean, Pressie, Honey Belle, Grey Bird, Paris, Peatree & Angel Budgies.

04/21/2016 10:36.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi TiPaul!
Hi Everybirdie! Tonight we are making a cup holder shredder toy. You will need,

- A paper cup holder
- Paper treat cups
- Coffee filters
- A small paper plate
- Cupcake papers
- Finger traps
- A bead
- Safe string material

Take your cup holder, and start by putting a coffee filter in each one of the cup compartments. Next take you treat cups, and push one of those into each compartment (you may have to force them in to fit). Then stick a coffee filter in each one of the treat cups. Next, poke a hole in the middle of the cup holder, take a piece of string and knot it at the end, and stick it through the hole you made (so that the knot is on the bottom, and the string is sticking out the top part). On that string, string on your paper plate, a few coffee filters, a few cupcake papers, three finger traps, and a bead, then knot it. Near the top of the cup holder, poke a hole, then make a loop with your string, and thread the loop through that hole.

Mom makes these for me all the time. I LOVE them! There is a picture in my gallery! (:

Thanks for voting for me!

Hugs,
Grey Bird

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04/20/2016 10:37.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi TiPaul!
Hi Everybirdie! Tonight we are making a cup holder shredder toy. You will need,

- A paper cup holder
- Paper treat cups
- Coffee filters
- A small paper plate
- Cupcake papers
- Finger traps
- A bead
- Safe string material

Take your cup holder, and start by putting a coffee filter in each one of the cup compartments. Next take you treat cups, and push one of those into each compartment (you may have to force them in to fit). Then stick a coffee filter in each one of the treat cups. Next, poke a hole in the middle of the cup holder, take a piece of string and knot it at the end, and stick it through the hole you made (so that the knot is on the bottom, and the string is sticking out the top part). On that string, string on your paper plate, a few coffee filters, a few cupcake papers, three finger traps, and a bead, then knot it. Near the top of the cup holder, poke a hole, then make a loop with your string, and thread the loop through that hole.

Mom makes these for me all the time. I LOVE them! There is a picture in my gallery! (:

Thanks for voting for me!

Hugs,
Grey Bird

Come visit me, Jester Bean, Pressie, Honey Belle, Grey Bird, Paris, Peatree & Angel Budgies.

04/20/2016 10:29.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello TiPaul~
I hope you are having a great day! It's only 80 here today so that is tolerable! There is a nice breeze and mom has the window open so I'm enjoying that. My cage was all cleaned out again this morning so I've been working on redecorating.
McKenzie had an upset tummy this morning. Ian bought her a rawhide bone at Petco yesterday and it did not agree with her. Mom will stick with the Dingo bones since they have never upset her tummy. Petco only had the tiny Dingo bones so mom will pick up the more appropriate sized ones at her work. She is feeling fine now and wants to eat everything in sight! Just like normal!hehehehehe
We have been doing chores most of the day. Mom washed the winter jackets and is going to hang them in the hall closet. She got the stove scrubbed and wants to get some things done in her bedroom later. She will have to wait for Jennifer to get home so that she can occupy McKenzie while mom and I go in the bedroom. If McKenzie is in the bedroom you have to watch her all the time because she likes to grab books and try to chew them up! That is a huge NO NO in this house! I don't get to do it so she can't either!
Can't believe you still have snow!!! Our studded tires need to be off by April 1st but here really was no need for them this winter unless you live up in the mountains!
I hope the day is just wonderful! Hope you all enjoy the ropes! Sounds like a really good idea!
Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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04/20/2016 04:48.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello TiPaul~
I hope you are having a wonderful day.
Mom is having one of those days where she can not get anything done! I blame it all on the dog!hehehehehe Mom says there is blame to share!
I have been throwing pieces of wood out to McKenzie and the dork tries to eat them!! Mom asked me to stop it but I don't think it's my fault if the dog is a dope!
When I got bored with that game I decided it was time to rip the paper up on the bottom of the cage. That always gets the puppy running!! I think she wants to rip paper up also. Mom finally had to put her on the leash to keep her away from my cage. Merlin started howling for food so mom filled up his dry food bowl. He took a few bites and then walked over and started whacking the dog. Guess he was jealous because McKenzie was paying attention to me! The turtles even got into it by pushing their filter over!! Mom said something about needing a vacation!hehehehehehe
Another beautiful day here. Suppose to be nice again tomorrow. I like having the window open and all the sunshine! I hope you have an awesome day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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04/18/2016 02:24.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello from Flitzer's Dad
Flitzer's Dad here with the tail [tale] of an (almost) lost bird
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The house got quiet - and I couldn't locate Flitzer. I looked everywhere, calling his name.
No sound. No response
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I know he had been in the video cabinet - as my DVD Sleeve for "THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA" was shredded all over the place.

He did not make any sounds when I called, nor when I rattled the DVDS.

After searching the rest of the house - I started taking out DVDs from the cabinet. For sure he was hiding back there. Keeping perfectly still.

Thank Goodness he's OK - Sometimes it's tough being a Dad!
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~Wings Up!~

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04/16/2016 06:46.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello TiPaul~
I hope you had a great day. It was nice here. Mom and I did chores and laundry. We cleaned out a bunch of drawers in the bathroom. There was some old stuff there that we threw out and then checked our first aid kit to make sure it was filled up. Mom hates it when she needs a band aid and there are none left! Mom went to the market across the street to pick up some food for Merlin and return the movies from yesterday. After that she was home the rest of the day.
Enjoy the evening!!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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04/13/2016 08:09.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello TiPaul~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! Very pretty up here again. We are suppose to be reaching 80 tomorrow. A bit early for that but it's only one day. The 70's are perfectly lovely and I think we should just have 70 year round!hehehehehe
I really enjoyed the new Star Wars. There was lots of stuff blowing up and you know that I love that. I think dad liked it too. Mom, Ian and Jennifer had already seen it at the movie theater but said there were things they missed the first time.
I have had a lovely afternoon hanging out with mom. I got to have her all to myself. McKenzie is gone for a spa day at the groomers. First time she has been there. She was putting on her cuteness when mom dropped her off and everyone fell in love with her. She really is a sweet puppy and is very nice to everyone she meets.
I got to run around the living room and that was lots of fun. I got picked up when I started to chew on the carpet! Go figure!
Dad and Ian have gone to pick up McKenzie. She just had a bath and they are going to file her nails also. She has very sharp nails.
The rest of the day will be spent doing the chores we should have done earlier!hahahahaha Playing was much more fun and the chores will still be there later.
Enjoy your day!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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04/06/2016 09:10.25 PM Report This Comment  
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