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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 for helping me get to 10K!

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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  Hi Ti Paul
This is your Pal, Oki
flying by your page
today Black Friday
to stamp U your daily votie
have a greyt one
be a good birdie
see you tomorrow
wings hugs

Come visit me, Baby/Vote10K /Ti Paul40680/Chip257319 & Oki,/Vote BOTMRuby35469/Mourni- ng Gizmo.

11/28/2014 11:44.01 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi TiPaul
Mom tried to put up our football pics, Falco's cheerleader and the our position pics, but they won't load. Maybe when we are done with blogging she can get it done. She sent a note to i5 about it.
Hope your Thanksgiving was fun, ours sure was. We had 10 for dinner, and it was a great success. Mom was happy that everyone got enough to eat, and most of them went home with care packages, too. We will have leftovers today, which are always good the day after Thanksgiving.
It snowed off and on yesterday, but didn't settle on the street. This morning when mom walked the dogs, it was slippery in spots, but by the time she got done at the center, the streets were mostly dry.
At the center mom fed the bats today, then helped them get caught up with laundry. They were only open to 12 yesterday, so the laundry just didn't get done. Mom got 3 loads washed, and it didn't make a dent! Of course, that's because the volunteers were adding today's laundry on top of what was there. Mom also got a bit of filing done, to help them in the office. I hope you are having a good day, getting lots of cuddles. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Go Pilgrims!, Peppino, Go Pilgrims!, Divo & Falco, Rah rah for the Pilgrims!.

11/28/2014 11:22.11 AM Report This Comment  
  TiPaul, Micky and Cookie
pat their tummies after gobbling up the pumpkin pie !

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11/28/2014 03:53.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Heya, TiPaul!
Stopping by with your Turkey Day vote, and hope that you had a wonderful day like I did! (Even if your Turkey Day was earlier than ours, that is!)

Your buddy,
Kaji

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11/27/2014 09:15.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi TiPaul
#9312
I know you already had your Thanksgiving last month but, I have a plate made up for you to enjoy. Happy 2nd Thanksgiving to you, family and flock.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

11/27/2014 11:13.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ti Paul
This is your Pal, Oki
flying by your page
today Thursday to
stamp you your daily
votie,

Have a greyt Thanksgiving Day!
be a good birdie
see you tomorrow
wings hugs

Come visit me, Baby/Vote10K /Ti Paul40680/Chip257319 & Oki,/Vote BOTMRuby35469/Mourni- ng Gizmo.

11/27/2014 09:28.00 AM Report This Comment  
  TiPaul, Micky and Cookie
go see if there's any pumpkin pie to nibble on . . .

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11/27/2014 01:47.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Tipaul!
Flying by with a vote for ya on this Thanksgiving eve!

Your buddy,
Kaji

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11/26/2014 09:41.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi TiPaul
#9307
Looks like Thursday will be snow with a high of 25 and a low of 14. That's ok cause I get to enjoy a special dinner with my parronts!
Wishing all of you a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Hugs
Chyna
PS I'll send you some turkey cause you already had your day last month.

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

11/26/2014 09:06.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ti Paul
This is your Pal, Oki
flying by your page
today Wednesday
to stamp you
your daily votie
have a greyt one
be a good birdie
see you tomorrow
wings hugs

Come visit me, Baby/Vote10K /Ti Paul40680/Chip257319 & Oki,/Vote BOTMRuby35469/Mourni- ng Gizmo.

11/26/2014 11:08.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello TiPaul~
I hope you are having a great day! We got to talk to dad this morning. He is in Iowa now and it's snowing there! He is at a truck stop and is going to stay there for the day. Truck drivers are only allowed to drive a certain amount of hours a day and if dad is on a road where there is an accident and he gets stuck, he will run out of hours. If he takes a break right now he gains more hours and won't have to worry about running out. He's on his way to Oklahoma. He actually told mom that the snow looked pretty! Dad usually hates snow!
We are getting things ready for mom to start her workweek tonight and for Ian who starts his tomorrow. Hopefully Black Friday won't be too crazy. Mom just hopes everyone has a good time.
I know you already have Thanksgiving but I wanted to say I am thankful for your friendship and know how very blessed I am to have found such excellent friends here on the BC!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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11/26/2014 11:01.18 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi TiPaul
Daisy surprised mom with how well she did in class last night. She picked up things easily and practiced with mom and never tired out. The clicker training works!
BC is running so slow!
We all want to wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving in case we don't get online tomorrow. Mom is cooking and the bird is big, so we have to get up early to supervise.
It was supposed to flurry today, but it's been snowing since 9AM. There's no sign of a let up either. We are hoping everyone who is traveling this holiday gets to a destination safely.
Mom got her nails done this morning, and got her new driver's license. She kept looking outside while she was at the nail salon, hoping that the snow would stop, but no such luck.
Now that she's home, once she's done serving as our typist, she will bake pies, get the cranberry sauce ready, and do other little things so tomorrow goes smoothly. We are only having 10 people here, but it's still a chore to make sure all goes well. I hope you are having a good day, getting to taste test, or at least supervise, all the cooking that's going on. Make sure to get lots of scritches and cuddles today, too. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Go Pilgrims!, Peppino, Go Pilgrims!, Divo & Falco, Rah rah for the Pilgrims!.

11/26/2014 10:58.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Cookie, TiPaul and Micky
press their beaks on the window watching for those 12 inches of snow at Cookie's house . . .

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11/26/2014 02:14.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi TiPaul
#9301
This morning I woke to see the winter wonderland. Everything was white with lots of snow for dad to plow again ... hehehe. We got another 9 inches over night. Along with the cold, we will have daily snow starting on Thanksgiving morning. I have 2 new snow pics up for those who like it. I think I'll just go back to my perch for the day under the extra blankets.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

11/25/2014 08:47.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, TiPaul!
Well, have to say that we are not sure if the BC is going to let us blog you or not. Super duper ultra slow. We sure did not like that Mom had to go to work today. She said the roads were meh, but around her job things were much nicer. She did go for a walk on the upper trail that overlooks the lake--it was cold, but the sun felt good. Not a lot of folks out there today. Lake was blue in the sun. No boats out there, though!

Some snow showers tomorrow. Mom is so looking foward to her two days off. I get my physical on Friday, and toenails and wings trimmed. Mom is putting up our little tree, too, and I sure am happy about that. I love my tree! She may or may not decorate it. She will put garland on it--last year she put on so much garland, it did not need any ornaments. I love the bright lights.

Stay warm!

Your buddy,
Kaji

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11/25/2014 08:36.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi TiPaul
Mom had fun at the wildlife center yesterday, she did the RVS animals again, which means she fed the bats. She loves doing that, they think they are so fierce, baring their teeth at her! She also did the raccoons outside, as well as the raccoon and ground hog inside.
Today we are going to make cornbread for the stuffing. I hope we all get a sample. If mom has the ambition, she will bake the pies, but she would prefer to wait until tomorrow so they will be fresher. Mom's daughter ordered a fresh local turkey which she will pick up after work and drop here on her way home.
Mom does have an errand today: she needs a 6 foot lead for Daisy's class tonight. She got the mat, the treats are ready, the clicker is in her pocket, but she doesn't have a small 6' leash. The one she has is really thick, too big for that little dog. I only hope she is able to teach that dog some manners! Mom has done her homework all week, so maybe there's a chance this dog will be better by the end of class.
I hope you are all having a good day. Don't forget to come by the Lakers page today to celebrate Thanksgiving with our team! Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Go Pilgrims!, Peppino, Go Pilgrims!, Divo & Falco, Rah rah for the Pilgrims!.

11/25/2014 09:09.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ti Paul
This is your pal, Oki
flying by your page today
Tuesday to stamp U your
daily votie
have a greyt one
be a good birdie
see you tomorrow
wings, hugs

Come visit me, Baby/Vote10K /Ti Paul40680/Chip257319 & Oki,/Vote BOTMRuby35469/Mourni- ng Gizmo.

11/25/2014 08:19.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Here comes the sun
it's almost 60 degrees at Cookie's house - now that his buddies are there, they decide to go out to play for a while . . . might be the last chance for a long time !

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11/25/2014 01:41.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi TiPaul
I'm finally back on here after getting squawked all day yesterday. Hope your week is off to a good start. Have a good night. V4U.

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11/24/2014 09:04.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, TiPaul!
We are officially in winter. I hate to say it, but our lovely (though dark and grey and rainy) temperatures are gone for good until spring. IT SNOWED today. Mom was less than thrilled. She took the city streets home tonight as she did not want to deal with the idiots on the expressway. It was not too bad, but as she got closer to home, you could see how the snow was much heavier. She dragged out the boots she bought--they are Skechers, and they are waterproof, insulated and make her feet look like gunboats. But they are comfy for walking as far as she has to from her parking structure. And she can't understand why these idiots don't clean off their cars/trucks if they are out in the snow. They turn on the windshield wipers and have that much visibility. Meanwhile, the snow on the roof of their car blows off and really makes the guy behind them suffer. UGH! Hate snow. We are up for 3-5 inches, so you know how not excited we are.

Glad to be back on the BC. Not sure how long it lasts, but at least I can vote for Miss Ruby and say hi to all of ya!

Your buddy,
Kaji

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11/24/2014 08:32.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi TiPaul
#9294
Sorry every birdie ... couldn't get on the BC yesterday. We had 42 degrees with rain again today. It was nice to watch snow melt. We lost almost 1/3 of our snow. But, on Tuesday we will be back to 32 degrees with snow. I guess I have to put that extra blanket back on the perch tonight. How about sharing some hot chocolate with me?
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

11/24/2014 03:57.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi TiPaul
We are able to get on BC, YAY! I hope everybirdie else is able to log on today as well.
Mom did the turkey today, she still is showing signs of improvement, and boy, she sure has a good appetite. She also did the RVS animals again. It was okay, though, she had a 2 week break from them. The raccoons outside are getting a little too friendly for mom's taste, so she made lots of noise and banged a lot today to keep them at a distance. The ground hog inside is still wobbly on his feet, but seems to be healing. They are treating those little feet with antibiotics. The raccoon in the RVS room is still aggressive, hard to handle, but everyone there understands the animals, especially inside, are nervous. The bats continue to gorge themselves on mealies! Mom was happy to feed them again today, she really likes them.
After the center, mom did some Thanksgiving shopping, so we think we're ready. Her daughter is buying a fresh local turkey, so it won't need to be defrosted. She will pick it up either tonight or tomorrow night. Mom is hoping it isn't too big for her to lift! Last year, it was a pretty big fellow.
I hope you are having a great day, getting lots of love and scritches. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Go Pilgrims!, Peppino, Go Pilgrims!, Divo & Falco, Rah rah for the Pilgrims!.

11/24/2014 11:33.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ti Paul
This is your pal, oki
flying by your page today
Monday to stamp U Your
daily votie.
Have a greyt one
be a good birdie
see you tomorrow
wings hugs

PS; Sorry we could fly yesterday, but the parront's puter did not load the BC page. And we tried for 2 hours.

Come visit me, Baby/Vote10K /Ti Paul40680/Chip257319 & Oki,/Vote BOTMRuby35469/Mourni- ng Gizmo.

11/24/2014 11:22.09 AM Report This Comment  
  `Ü´ Greetings & A Lovely Monday to You
Monsieur TiPaul!

I do hope that your Saturday and Sunday were full of fun and productivity. I know in my case I had to relinquish Momma’s eggsclusive attention and assistance on my Campaign to be your December Bird of the Month to more pressing parrontal matters around our K Kritter Korral. (The portion of Sunday during which Momma was available to bring me to your page for a visit, the BirdChannel was not cooperating. You might say that their GPS was out of order! **TeeHee**)

You see, Momma and Daddy were informed that they could eggspect a visit from my Grandma from Idaho from later today, to last thru Thursday morning when they all gather at Daddy’s youngest brother’s home about an hour away from us for the first Family Celebration with everyone present since Momma and Daddy have known each other. Grandma was eager to be able to spend time here with Momma and Daddy, and all of us fids of course, before joining the rest of the family for a concurrent Celebration of Thanksgiving and her BirthDay on Thursday! Then she will remain with my Uncle and his family until she returns to her home in Idaho later in the week, while my other Uncle comes to pay us a visit over the long weekend.

So, all of this is to say that my visits may be a bit sporadic from now thru the end of the month, due to Grandma’s visit, the Holiday weekend with my Uncle visiting, and the upcoming Milonga Thanksgiving Bowl Game. I do apologize in advance for any visits I shall have to forego. But rest assured that I shall continue to do my utmost to bring you the maximum amount of FootBall information in the time we have left together.

And on that note, let us get straight to the information I’ve promised you next about the Offensive Squad on a FootBall team …


Let’s begin our eggsamination of the individual Positions on the Offensive Squad.

QuarterBack – The Player who usually receives the ball from the Center at the start of each play. He informs his TeamMates in the huddle of the play that will be run and then, after the Center snaps* the ball to him, either hands the ball to a Running Back or throws to a Receiver.

Center – The Player who hikes (or snaps) the ball to the QuarterBack at the start of each play. The term comes from the fact that this Player is flanked on either side by a Guard and a Tackle; he’s the “MiddleMan” (or Center) in a contingent of five Offensive LineMen or Blockers. He handles the ball on every play and also snaps the ball to the Punter and Holder.

Guard – There are two Guards on every play, and they line up on either side of the Offensive Center. The Guards protect the QuarterBack from an Inside Rusher; they block Defenders immediately across from them and also swing out, or pull**, and run toward either end [of the line] to block any Defender when the ball carrier runs wide°.

Come visit me, `Ü´ Ruby Coaches the Offense.

11/24/2014 10:59.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Tackle – Both Offensive and Defensive, on Offense they are Outside Blockers on the line of scrimmage°°.

Tight End – Serves as a BIG Receiver [Oh MY!] and also a Blocker. Unlike a Wide Receiver, this Player generally lines up beside the Offensive Tackle either to the right or to the left of the QuarterBack. (Also “Strong Side+”)

Wide Receiver – The Player who uses his speed and quickness to elude Defenders and catch the FootBall, but who isn’t primarily a Blocker. Wide Receivers are also known as “pass catchers” [but I-I-I would parrotsonally NOT disparage one so!]. Also called a WideOut.

Running Back – A Player who runs with the FootBall. Running Backs are also referred to as TailBacks and HalfBacks, depending on their exact responsibilities and alignment.

FullBack – A Player who lines up in the Offensive backfield++ and generally is responsible for blocking for the Running Back and pass-blocking to protect the QuarterBack. FullBacks also serve as short-yardage runners.


I would also like to call your attention to a display of several of the basic Offensive Formations which appear in the Gallery at the bottom of my page. (They also appear in my Profile Picture at the top of my page; but they are much clearer and contain eggsplanatory text in the photos in the Gallery.) I hope these are of use to you in recognizing some of what happens on the actual field of play the next time you watch a FootBall Game.

I am also including several definitions of terms used in the above Position Descriptions at the end of this note.

Have a Greyt Day! Perhaps enjoy watching The Jets play The Bills at 7:00 pm on CBS, or The Ravens play at The Saints at 8:30 pm on ESPN. Both times are EST. Remember, it is virtually illegal to watch a FootBall Game quietly. So do what we Avians are most well-known for doing … **S*Q*U*A*W*K** . **I*T** . **U*P** ! ! !

À la prochen frois, mon ami,
[Until next time, My Featheriend]
`Ü´ Ruby Francesca Beongia ♥


*snap—the action in which the ball in handed or hiked by the Center to the QuarterBack, to the Holder on a kick attempt, or to the Punter.
**pull—when a player leaves one area of the field, generally moving back and then over, to block in an area other than his normal position.
°run wide
°°line of scrimmage—the imaginary boundary between the two teams prior to the snap of the ball. The Offense’s and Defense’s scrimmage lines are defined by the tip of the ball closest to them and stretch from sideline to sideline. The Defensive Team usually lines up less than a yard away from where the ball is placed.
+strong side—the side of the Offensive formation where the Tight End aligns. With a right-handed QuarterBack, the strong side is usually to his right side.
++backfield—the group of Offensive Players (the Running Backs and QuarterBack) who line up behind the line of scrimmage (vs the Offensive LineMen and/or Receivers who line up at the line of scrimmage).

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11/24/2014 10:59.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Cookie makes room
for his pals at his perch . . . it's almost Thanksgiving !

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11/24/2014 10:02.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi TiPaul
Sorry we weren't able to blog yesterday. Mom was at the Galleria, a shopping area about 20 miles (through city traffic) away. The event started at 12 and ran to 4, but the folks from the wildlife center wanted all the volunteers there at 11 to help set things up, and of course, they stayed at the end to put it all back in the vans. Mom and her partner had Quincy and Dan Quail; Jake the snake was at another table, and Ray the crow was in still another location on the second level. On the third level there were programs every hour featuring Murphy the skunk and Martha the Great Horned Owl. There were also refreshments and kid crafts, as well as face painting on that level. It was a fairly large event to organize and pull off so far from the center, but a local auto company outfitted a van and donated it for a year. It has cages in it, and is comfortable for a lot of animals, and has cats, dogs, and wild animals painted on the sides so we can now transport critters to events and hopefully make more cash.
Anyway, mom was pretty tired when she got home so she spent the evening cuddling with us and crocheting things for Christmas.
Today mom has 2 public tours in Dinosaur hall, but she'll be home making out the shopping list for Thanksgiving and being with us afterwards. We were going to try a Hubbard squash pie this year, but mom left the squash on the back deck, and it froze, so it's not good for anything except squirrels and deer now. Mom tossed it and the pumpkins over the hill for the animals this morning.
Our weather, after freezing rain yesterday morning (during the drive, of course), has turned warmer. It was in the high 40s when we got up today, and it's supposed to carry through until tomorrow, and be nice once again. It's probably our last hurrah, though. We can expect wintery conditions to get here again on Wednesday. Oh, and the furnace is finally up and running reliably after the guy replaced some pressure switches on Friday. I hope you are having a great day and getting lots of attention and love. Hugs, Willie

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11/23/2014 08:39.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi TiPaul,
Stopping by with a vote!!
Have a blessed Sunday.

Your friend,
Chipper

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11/23/2014 08:17.48 AM Report This Comment  
  little bit of a warm up
while the traveling weather is good, Cookie tells TiPaul and Micky to get their things together and come to his house for Thanksgiving !

Come visit me, Cookie - GO PILGRIMS !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

11/23/2014 03:22.10 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi TiPaul
#9285
We enjoyed 38 degrees and lots of melting snow today. It was nice to have rain and fog for a change. Maybe it will get as high as 41 with rain on Sunday! I think I can take one blanket off the perch tonight!
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

11/22/2014 08:52.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ti Paul
This is your Pal, Oki
flying by your page
today Saturday to
stamp U your daily
votie
have greyt one
be a good birdie
see U tomorrow
wings hugs

Come visit me, Baby/Vote10K /Ti Paul40680/Chip257319 & Oki,/Vote BOTMRuby35469/Mourni- ng Gizmo.

11/22/2014 11:33.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello TiPaul~
I hope you are all having a wonderful day! It's still grey, wet and windy at my house! We have the fireplace on and it's very cozy inside! Mom tells me that if it were sunshine and warm all the time we wouldn't be able to use the fireplace!!
They had the first big snow up on the mountain today and it was a mess!! Snoqualmie pass is the main road between west and east out here and a lot of people use it. There were cars spinning all over the place! Some people didn't check the pass conditions before they went so they didn't have chains with them. Everyone who uses that road knows that you always check the pass conditions no matter what time of the year it is!
Mom is going to get the pantry straightened out today since it looks like something exploded in there!hehehehehe We have too much stuff and need to get some meals cooked. Mom only works 2 nights and then she'll be off 2 nights so we will have our Thanksgiving then. She got a ham and a turkey since they were great deals! Most stores don't do the cheap turkeys anymore but mom found one where she got the turkey for 48 cents a pound! I'm just looking forward to the corn bread! Maybe some pumpkin pie too!
You enjoy your day! Leaving a vote and a hug for you!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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11/22/2014 10:02.15 AM Report This Comment  
  Good Morning!!
We had a cold week. At least we didn't have any snow. Hope you are having a good weekend!! Left you a vote.

Your friend,
Chipper

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11/22/2014 07:36.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Thank goodness
aunt Paula is home and safe ! Let's celebrate !

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11/22/2014 04:00.39 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi TiPaul
#9279
The snow stopped falling around noon! But now, we have freezing rain all night thru late morning. Summer, where are you????? Chyna gets some more hot chocolate and puts on her footie pj's.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

11/21/2014 09:16.13 PM Report This Comment  
  `Ü´ Greetings & OH! MY!! GOODness!!!
Monsieur TiPaul!

Does anybirdy ELSE realize how much there is to KNOW about FootBall??? Why … I had no idea how much I DIDN’T KNOW until Momma consented to help me learn for the sake of my Quest for the Bird of the Month Crown, and sharing her passion for The Game so that I might understand all of the HoopLa that I hear coming from the area of the television every time she watches a Game!!

HEAVENS to BETSY … and BACK!!!

Well! As promised, we shall begin our investigation into the individual responsibilities of the Players in each Position today. But I fear it will never fit into one day’s note. So we shall simply spread it out over several days so that you, My Featheriend, can take it all in and not fall asleep before you learn what you need to know!

You may recall from our earlier information that the NFL limits active, uniformed Players to 45 per Team on Game Day.

Each FootBall Team has 11 Players per side: 11 on Offense and 11 on Defense. Teams are allowed to play with fewer than 11 Players (and for the LIFE of me I can’t IMAGINE WHY they would WANT to???), but they are penalized for having more than 11 Players on the Field during play. Rarely, a few eggsceptionally talented Players may play both Offense and Defense in the NFL. (And I do believe that we have a few of those eggsceptionally talented Birdie FootBall Players on the Indians and Pilgrims Team Rosters!)

A typical NFL Game Day roster includes three QuarterBacks, a Punter, a PlaceKicker, a Kick Return Specialist, eight Offensive LineMen, four Running Backs, five Receivers, two Tight Ends, seven Defensive LineMen, seven LineBackers, and six Defensive Backs. (The NONSTARTING Players – that is, those who are not among the 22 or so Players who are listed in the Starting LineUp – are considered Reserves, and many of them are Specialists.)

In the NFL, an additional Player can be in uniform, but he must be a QuarterBack and enter the Game only after the other QuarterBacks have been removed from the Game because of injury. When this eggstra QuarterBack, or 46th Player, enters the Game, the other QuarterBacks are deemed ineligible and cannot return to that Game even if they are healthy.

With our very own 3rd Annual Milonga Thanksgiving Bowl Game approaching in a little over a week, and Players needing and wanting to know how to practice to yield the most effective results, when we next meet I shall delve into the individual Positions on the Offensive Squad.

Before I depart this evening, though, I do wish to thank you, once again, for your wonderful continuing support of my efforts to be your Christmas Queen on BirdChannel. I am truly beginning to feel the eggscitement of the prospect of having my dream realized. You and your featheriendship are appreciated more than you know.

A bientot, mon ami,
[See you soon, My Featheriend]
`Ü´ Ruby Francesca Begonia ♥

Come visit me, `Ü´ Ruby Coaches the Offense.

11/21/2014 04:38.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ti Paul
This is your pal, Oki
flying by your page
today Friday to
stamp U your
daily votie
have a greyt one
be a good birdie
see U tomorrow
wings hugs

Come visit me, Baby/Vote10K /Ti Paul40680/Chip257319 & Oki,/Vote BOTMRuby35469/Mourni- ng Gizmo.

11/21/2014 01:37.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi TiPaul
Well, we are hoping for an end to the seemingly eternal furnace saga today. Yesterday the nice young man stayed and checked absolutely everything out. It was all running nicely when he left, but 2 hours later, the temps were falling and the furnace was not responding. Mom's sister brought over some batteries she had just bought, in case the ones mom put in as replacements were somehow too old. They didn't help! So, mom called the company back. The nice young man called her and asked if she wanted him to come back last night, but she said it was under control, and she'd see him today. Well, it was 57 again this morning when mom got up! She turned off and restarted the furnace like he had showed her yesterday, and it worked to warm the house.
Mom went ahead and ran a couple of errands before going to the center for her shift, so she would be home by noon. She called the company when she got home just to let them know, and the secretary didn't have her on the schedule for today! You can imagine mom's dismay. They finally got it straightened out, and the same guy will come today to install the new switches. We all sincerely hope this is the end of the story, because it's getting old. Plus, mom worries about how these temperature changes are affecting us birds. Mom is listening for changes in our breathing and is really alert to our posture. So far, we all seem to be okay.
This morning at the center, mom cleaned the main aviary, the little screech owl in the habitat building, and the raptor aviaries. There is a turkey in one of them, heehee. We know, turkeys are not raptors. It is keeping him close to the building, though, so he can't get as cold as he would if he were in a free standing outdoor pen.
The pigeon is still gaining weight, and the little waxwings have their light, so mom was happy to see that. LT. Dan, the wood turtle, is still trying to escape, but not bruising his little armpits, because the pillowcase solution seems to be working.
We may be late or not get online at all tomorrow because mom is working an event from 11 to 4, so if you don't hear from us, we're okay. She was going to have Jake the snake with her, but they have her assigned to Quincy and Dan Quail instead. They put others with the snake, turtles, Irwin, etc.
I hope you are having a warmer time than we are, and getting lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Willie

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Go Pilgrims!, Peppino, Go Pilgrims!, Divo & Falco, Rah rah for the Pilgrims!.

11/21/2014 10:32.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Hooray for the weekend !
the boys sit to make some plans . . . it's Thanksgiving in the states this week and Cookie wants to share it with his Canadian friends . . . turkey and mashed taters ! yummy !

Come visit me, Cookie - GO PILGRIMS !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

11/21/2014 02:15.11 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi TiPaul
#9273
Glad that your mom is ok and it was only the mirror that got hit.
The weather people say we have a total of 35 inches of snow. Today I was getting scritches from mom ... when the sun came out. Then it was gone (in two minutes) and back to darkness, snow and howling winds. This was NOT right! One more day of this snow stuff for now :(
Have a good night, I'm going back to my down comforter!
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

11/20/2014 09:26.08 PM Report This Comment  
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