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Gus --Chi chi ♥ RIP

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I was wanting another bird for myself and Chi chi my lovebird and finally found a baby eclectus at the pet shop that is local here. I visit him often and trying to have a good bond with him.I didnt get that chance with Chi Chi..

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Hi! My name is Gus --Chi chi ♥ RIP

I am an Eclectus from Apollo, PA.

Just Gus

7 years old   M

Eclectus

fruits and veggies

his rope swing and then onto his porch to sit and watch things going on. He also likes to sit on his perch on the window and watch the wild birds outside.

He doesnt like to be petted.

she holds me and gives me cuddling and worries about me.

Talking to himself as he falls asleep. When his light goes off he wants covered for the night..

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  Hi, Gus
Hope your mom can find the crackers as ours has seen 'em in regular grocery stores too. Nothing artificial and nothing unpronounceable in 'em.

Always fun to attend a craft show. Never know when might see something interesting or get ideas from things see there. Think all crafty people always have more than one project going or in the planning stage. Can't be without something to do.

Think most of us will be a tad busy off/on the rest of the week. Know we will but we'll still try to be on at least to get a few visits in.

Have a great day, wing hugs and a vote, Pearl and Silver.

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11/23/2014 10:40.10 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning my dear Apollo Pa pal, from Jenny Lynn
Well here it is, another peaceful Sunday, and it is going to be this way all day long, we love it! For us it will be a little football and dad has to wash and refill some seed & nut bowls, but that puts him right in there with us so we can drive him crazy with our constant chatter, but he loves anything we do! Have a great day dear friends, and give our love to all in your happy Sunday home, see ya tomorrow...

Love always & forever, Jenny & our family

PS~We are ready for Thanksgiving, hope you all are as well...

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11/23/2014 09:55.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Gus,
Stopping by with a vote!!
Have a blessed Sunday.

Your friend,
Chipper

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11/23/2014 09:22.18 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Gus
I bet we know that guy too, his name is Tom! He's bald, though, so he must be cold in the fridge. Mom tells us not to worry about him.
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, Falco

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11/23/2014 07:45.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Gus
It's Sawyer.
Mom and dad were going to stay home all day, yesterday. Then mom got the idea of roasting some tomatoes and other veggies and making tomato soup. Dad had to go to Smart and Final for some veggies but he came right home. Then they both left for some big sale at mom's favorite jewelry store. She said that she wasn't going to buy anything. WRONG!! We all noticed new earrings on her ears. Good thing we don't sit on her shoulders cuz we'd have them all chewed up in no time. They brought Subway sandwiches home for dinner. We did get to sample some of them. YUM!
Today will be clear, with a high of 75 and a low of 53. No telling what mom and dad will be doing today.
Hope your day was fun.
Hugs,
Sawyer.

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11/23/2014 07:25.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi buddy !
It's Sunday and that means feetball ! Me and dad will hang out and watch some games after the folks get home from the g'parronts - mom still has some cleaning to do with that scary steam cleaner, and she wants to start baking for Thanksgiving ! Pumpkin pie :) yum, yum in my tum !

So aunt Jinky went to another craft show ? Mom's school has one the first weekend of Dec. - she can't wait - there are usually some great vendors !

Last night was a soaking bath night :) Then I sang my Christmas song over and over - Little Drummer Boy must have been playing on some commercial cause I started rum-pum-pum-puming ! ! !

GO PILGRIMS ! Have a good day :) love Cookie

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11/23/2014 02:51.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Gus,
Well thus morning is just starting as every birdie wakes up well rested and ready for the next game.

Mom has some orange juice and pineapple juice and other juices ready for every birdie this morning along with blueberry pancakes and pineapple waffles too.

The breakfast buffet was great and will give every birdie energy for todays game.

The coin toss is in favor of the girls so BooBoo serves the ball and it goes over to Gus and he bumps it to Pookie who sets it up fir Dixie who spikes it over to Chyna.

Chyna bumps it up to Kacey who volleys it over to Kiddo who hits it over and Laka catches it.

Forgetting about the no catch rule she smikes i forgot! Sorry!

The boys all looked shock and Laka says it was a mistake okay?

So now Raffi serves the ball and it gies over to Little Angel who bumps it up to Cori who hits it over the net to Chipper and he bumps it up to Kiddo and he tries to spike the ball over but it catches the net and the boys ho awww!!!

So now its Laka's turn to serve and she hits it over to Willie and he volleys it over to BooBoo and she bumps it up to Celine who hits it over to Mikey and he bumps it up to Dixie and he sets it up for Mario who spikes it over in the dead spot and the girls are unable to get it.

Cookie serves and the ball gies over to Kacey who bumps it up to Chyna who sets it up for Cori who spikes it over to Pookie who hits the ball but goes out of bounds.

They hear the whistle and mom says juice break!!

As it was getting hot in the 86 degree weather she doesn't want any birdie passing out of a heat stroke.

Time to hydrate she says and everyone heads to the tent for some cool refreshing drinks.

Come visit me, Angel Sallykins gives thanks to all her friends :), Pookie says Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie !! Yay & Laka says Happy Thanksgiving From Hawaii. :).

11/23/2014 01:35.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Gus
I fly to all the rooms on the first floor. But unlike Bailey, I don't make a sound when mom calls for me. I watch her look for me.
I think my parronts will go out for breakfast on Sunday after church. Mom needs to get out of here!!!
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

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11/22/2014 11:11.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Gus
once again i am sorry i haven't blogged you for a few days. i wanted to but mom couldn't. mom thought her back was going to be ok. she took it easy for a few days so it could heal and it seemed to be getting better. well guess what.? it didn't work. the pain escalated to the point where mom can barely move with out back spasms. she has been sleeping sitting up in bed because if she lays down she cant get up. her sneezing from allergies keeps that back pain in the highest mode. she can't drive her car because it sets off muscle spasms in her back. right now mom is wearing one of those awful spandex sports bras to try and hold those muscles in place. mom thinks her back problems stem from the fact that she was born with an extra set of ribs. yes thats right. mom is a freak. mom thinks those extra ribs must press on nerve which sets these spasms off. anyway don't worry. mom will be ok eventually.

love Cori

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11/22/2014 10:06.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Gus !
How strange ....the bird in our fridge is named Tom also! He doesn't have any feathers. Does yours?
My mom has so many craft projects to finish too!
My parronts and Lori are going to the annual pottery festival tomorrow. Loris has never been to one. Bet they will come home with some stuff!! Heehee!
Yeah we are going to have a busy week next week too. We will blog as best we can.
Hope you had a great day!
Love,
Raffikki

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11/22/2014 09:14.35 PM Report This Comment  
  HEY GUS
WHEN WE HAVE DINNER I HAVE TO EAT IT IN MY CAGE IN MY OWN DISH. MOM SAYS I AM JUST TOO MESSY TO EAT WITH HER. WE DO SHARE BREAKFAST THOUGH.

IT RAINED EARLY MORNING BUT WAS WARM TODAY, IN THE 40'S. MOM WENT EXERCISING THEN CAME HOME AND WE MADE SOME TOYS. I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON A COUPLE TOYS IN MY CAGE SO I HAVE ROOM FOR SOME NEW TOYS. SANTA BIRD IS COMING NEXT MONTH MOM SAYS.

MOM WILL BE GOING TO A CRAFT SHOW WITH HER SISTER TOMORROW. SHE WILL LEAVE EARLY SO I WON'T SEE HER. G-PA WILL BE IN CHARGE OF WAKING ME UP.

HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL SUNDAY

SWEETPEPPER

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11/22/2014 09:04.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Gus
Your sweet Mama was so brave to have gone out in that freezing rain to the craft show and we are so happy that she came back home safely with you all!You are so right about this week coming up!Skin sis is coming over tomorrow to do some baking with Mom for some things to bring over to Nana's for Thanksgiving.They will be doing laundry also as skin sis wants to bring her laundry over to wash so Mom will have a very busy day again on Sunday!We probably won't get to have our blogs done for us til late again tomorrow night!We will probably be joining you on not being able to be on BC for a few days next week also as Mom will be having so much to do between now and Thursday!It was a freezing cold day here 43 degrees and the wind was whipping out there again making it feel even colder,our warm up is supposed to be tomorrow and then even better for Monday but they are calling for rain so what good is that?
Wishing you a greyt day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses and a vote for you too!my sweet forever friend!Loving you always and forever,Dixie

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11/22/2014 08:10.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Gus,
I can smell the pineapple cake in the oven baking says Lookie. Hmmmm

But mom says I have a special treat for everyone!

Mom made her killer lasagne with sautéed mushrooms and 3 cheese and hamburger all mixed in layers.

This will satisfy even the pickiest birdie. :)

Okay so everyone go wash up for dinner and see you at the dining table.

When they all get back there's a big pan of lasagne and garlic bread sticks and juice and water already on the table. A table set for a dozen birdies with plates and forks and knives and napkins.

Mom says a pretty prayer before everyone digs in.

Lord we thank you that we are all together and thank you for all the friendships that we have made along the way. May this meal nourish our bodies and keep us well.

Lord we also pray for our friends in the northern states with all that snow and coldness.

Please keep all of our friends safe from harm and keep them warm too.

In Jesus name we pray, Anen. Amen says every birdie.

Okay dig in! Momma Ruthie cuts the lasagne and puts it in every birdies plates along with garlic bread sticks and some tossed veggies.

Don't worry everyone the pineapple cake should be done by the time we finish dinner and ready for dessert.

Mom pours the juice in cups and has everyone pass it down till everyone has some juice.

Everyone is so quiet that all you could hear was hmmm chomp chomp of the food and no chatter. Mom figures that will come after.

After everyone is done with dinner she gets put the pineapple cake still warm from the oven.

Okay who wants a piece of pineapple cake??

Everyone yells I do !!!

After desert every birdie is so full and has gotten the birdie food paralysis and their eyes are starting to close and fall asleep. So mom puts out the big sleeping bag in front of the tv so everyone can watch and will eventually fall asleep.

They all had a hard day of volleyball games so let's let them sleep.

She covers everyone with a warm cool blankie as its in the high 70's with a little breeze coming in the window. So now every birdie is tucked in and she kisses everyone on the forehead goodnight sweetie! :)

Tomorrow is another game so get all the rest you can.

Love,

Momma Ruthie and Papa Peter

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11/22/2014 04:52.35 PM Report This Comment  
  HI GUS!!!
So nice to hear from you again....Yes, I am sure when we had that week of no BC a lot of us got off of track...We sure do like to eat what the parronts are having and of course it is not always what we should be eating to stay healthy...I know once when Mom was eating spaghetti I just happen to fly over and land right in the middle of her food and started eating it...It certainly tasted great to me...Mom was not happy about me sitting in the middle of her food though plus the fact that she had to give me a bath afterwards because my yellow feathers were a bright color of red...Tonight they are calling for freezing rain or drizzle and maybe on Sunday get in the 30's...On Monday a slight warm up possibly to near 60 and then back to 20's and 30's for Thanksgiving...Guess your weather is somewhat like ours..I believe you get it first and a day later we get it....Have a wonder Saturday...Just pecked a V4U...With many warm birdie wing hugs & beak kisses to you my dear friend...love, Cydney :o)

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11/22/2014 04:20.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Gus
I don't think that birdie in your fridge is going to be coming out to play with you, but you might get to have a little taste. I don't know, can Ekkies eat poultry?

Still too chilly here (68 degrees) for a sunbath today. In fact when Mom and Dad went to the store this morning for their weekly grocery run, Mom actually wore a sweatshirt for the first time this season. She had to take it off after lunch though, because I dropped some jambalaya on it and she had to "shout it out". Now can somebirdy eggsplain to me just what that means? I did not hear any shouting going on, but when she came back to my room she had her pjs on. That is fine with me, because I know it means she will be home for the rest of the day.

Now speaking of that grocery run, they came back with a frozen duck, which is now in the fridge slow thawing. Dad says I am a cannibal, but I do love duck! I only get it once a year, so I am looking forward to Thursday for sure. Stuffed with wild rice and water chestnuts...yum!

We supposedly have a warm up coming, and they are calling for 75 tomorrow. I sure hope so, because that will mean a sunbath as soon as Mom gets home from the gym around noon. I haven't been outside for almost a week, and I am really missing it.

Meanwhile I am not dictating my blogs from Mom's knee, but from my room next door and that takes some screeching (which I am very good at, just ask Dad). That's right, I was a bad boy and wouldn't stay off the antique dresser. Hopefully Mom will give me a 2nd chance before my blogs are done.

As you can see from my profile pic, we are ready for feetball next Saturday! It is going to be a killer game. Not that anybirdy will actually get killed, but then Jenny Lynn is my QB!! Hope the stands are full of fans, because we really respond to that. It gets our birdy hearts pumping and our wings flapping. So put it on your calendar~!

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11/22/2014 02:52.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi ya Gus~
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 10:44.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Gus
Do you think if you peck on the turkey in the fridge he may wake up and tell you his name ???
My mommy has two of them in the fridge and I'm ready to try that out I'll let you know what happens. Hopefully they don't bite us back with their big beaks heehee.

Have an awesome fall day
Love your buddy
Panther

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11/22/2014 09:50.10 AM Report This Comment  
  hi Gussy guy, from Jenny Lynn
We got an overcast and drizzly day, and our Quad cities is having it's annual Thanksgiving parade, but at least it is much warmer! Saturday and Funday are family days, enjoy yours, we full well intend to do just that! Love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Much love from Jenny & our Family

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11/22/2014 09:44.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Gus
It's Sawyer.
Yesterday was an uneventful day. Mom and dad worked at the police station and it was a routine day. Mom did get a call from another volunteer. She told mom that she had gotten the ok for mom to train her on how to enter FI cards. Mom's happy about that. Mom will start working with her after Thanksgiving. Dad's day was routine, with not much action. There was a traffic accident right outside the station and dad transported one of the people involved to his home. There was also a 211 silent alarm (robbery) at a bank. But a bank employee accidently set it off. If it were a real robbery dad would have to help block off the streets. When mom and dad got home dad grill some fish for dinner. We all spent the day listening to music and chatting between ourselves.
Today will be clear, with a high of 74 and a low of 53.
Hope your day was fun.
Hugs,
Sawyer.

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11/22/2014 07:13.24 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 05:19.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Gus!
I think I am finally getting used to the time change..but not my parronts. They feel like its bdtime at 8pm because its so dark outside! Heehee! I go to bed around 9:30 too!
Yikes.....you have a friend in the fridge? See if you can find out his name? So he's coming to your Thanksgiving dinner?
Have a great day!
Love,
Raffikki

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11/22/2014 05:12.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Gus
Ak Mak is a whole wheat cracker with sesame seeds on top. Mom gets it at Trader Joe's and is around $2 a box. So yummy. We like to peck the seeds off first then munch on the cracker. Sometimes mom'll make rice noodles but we've never tried those. Guess with you certain things are only given occasionally to prevent any toe tapping.

No turkey in our fridge yet. The parronts plan to acquire one today. They finally have Thanksgiving meal plans. Due to mom and skinsis work schedule they will have their gathering on Tue so mom'll have to prep stuff on Sun and make some things on Mon, both after she gets home from work.

Have a great day, wing hugs and a vote, Pearl and Silver.

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11/22/2014 04:57.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey buddy !
Still cold here - and mom's got out that scary steam cleaner doing the grout in the kitchen and bathroom - then she thinks she's putting the upholstery attachment on ? HA ! We'll see about that ! My cage is near the sofa and I don't like that thing ! It makes scary hissy noises !

Later the shopping will get done - tom is in the fridge defrosting already . . . maybe some baking tonight ? Like apple ? That would forgive the steam cleaner :)

Hope your day is lovely - enjoy it and if you get a chance head over to Name that Tune (page 231616) and try your wing at it ! love Cookie

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11/22/2014 03:31.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Gus
Our kitchen, dinning room and family room are all open and my condo is behind mom's chair. So, I'm really in the end of the dinning room next to the FR. If the parronts are in the kitchen or dinning room and I think they have something to eat ... I SCREAM until I get something. Mom says this is a bad habit and I'm NOT starving. I know we are having turkey soon. But, mom says it's poultry and NOT parrot so, I don't have to worry.
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

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11/21/2014 10:58.37 PM Report This Comment  
  HI GUS
WE ARE LUCKY TO HAVE VERY CONCERNED AND CARING PARRONTS TO MAKE SURE WE GET ONLY THE BEST IN FOODS. SOMETIMES I AM FUSSY BUT THEN THERE ARE DAYS I EAT ALL THAT IS GIVEN TO ME.

OH THAT BIRD IN THE FRIDGE IS A REALLY DISTANT RELATIVE I THINK. YOU NEED NOT WORRY ABOUT HIM. HE ISN'T MUCH INTO PLAYING WITH OTHERS.

HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND AND STAY WARM

SWEETPEPPER

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11/21/2014 09:55.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Gus
It was a freezing cold morning here and the temperatures never got any higher than 36 degrees,with our lows tonight being 24.The sun was out nicely but it did nothing to compete with the wind to make things warm! Mom packed the car with the trash and then started it to warm it up to take Dixie and Mario with her.She got Mario and Dixie into their carriers and then wrapped them warmly in a blanket and then brought them out to the warmed up car and took off to Nana's house where Dixie was left to visit our cousin Trixie II in the sun room which was warm,Mario went into Bella's room to spend the day with her!Mom and Nana went to the dump and was that a cold trip,then to the bank,then on to Falmouth to Falmouth Pet to get my cousins some pellets that they would eat,Nana only got half a pound so that if they wouldn't eat it she wouldn't have a whole bag left to waste.Then they went to Ocean State Job Lot and Mom picked up 40 lbs of wild bird seed and some rock salt for any ice should we get some for the driveway and the deck,and some pumpkin pie spice and some tongs as Mom's broke a while back.Then they went to PetCo and checked out the fid section there and found some rope toys that were marked down to 20 cents each and Mom got those for our Christmas stockings.Then they went to the Dollar Tree and Mom bought my dad some popcorn and frozen veggies and a few other things,then they were off to Shaw's grocery store and bought some ice cream that was on sale for $1.99 each and some butternut squash for Thanksgiving dinner and a few other items that were on sale,then they went back to Nana's and while Mom unloaded the car and put her things in her car and helped bring Nana's things in the house,Nana started getting lunch as it was 3:30pm and neither one of them had anything to eat or drink all day,Mom made them some hot coffee as those grocery stores are just too cold!Nana made Dixie and Mario a nice fruit bowl to eat with pomegranate seeds,apples,oranges and pineapples.Mom got home right before it got too dark with Mario and Dixie and dad helped to unload the car while Mom put Dixie and Mario back in their cages in the bird room and then put all the groceries and things away and then made dinner for dad,cleaned our cages and dad had already given everyone a peanut and some pellets.Now finally after dinner and the dishes are done Mom can finally sit down and start our visits!Mom is practically sitting on top of the heat box just trying to get warm!
Wishing you a greyt day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses and a vote for you too!Loving you always and forever,Dixie

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11/21/2014 09:10.24 PM Report This Comment  
  `Ü´ Greetings & OH! MY!! GOODness!!!
Mr Gus!

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 ♥

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11/21/2014 02:20.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Gus
Well, no sunbath today, since the projected high is 68 degrees. Mom got home from the gym a little after noon and insisted on taking a shower before coming in to see me. I guess I showed her, because when she came in my room at 12:30 I was soaking wet from the bath I had taken in my water bowl! So we were both squeaky clean.

We had jambalaya again for lunch. Not only did Mom make a big batch, but since she eats such little portions these days it is lasting longer. I love it, so it's fine by me. I was still wet, so Mom stayed in my room with the heater going and read till I was dry.

And now we are blogging, and I am roaming all over the desk. I suspect that is not going over so well with my mom, because she keeps grabbing me and putting me in her lap. She doesn't mind it when I climb to her shoulder till I start trying to put food in her mouth. I am giving her love offerings; why can't she get that?

Kiddo

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11/21/2014 02:16.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Gus
Sometimes we all want a taste of junk food! Willie and Maxine got some pizza crust last night.
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, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Happy Thanksgiving, Peppino, Happy Thanksgiving, Divo & Falco, Happy Thanksgiving.

11/21/2014 10:05.21 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Gus
For most the gas or electric fireplace is much safer to use than the wood burning type. Those must keep close eye on and ensure that nothing is blocked, vent open, shield, etc. Then if decide to go out after starting it must wait until the fire is over or put it out and ensure it is out.

We cannot blame you for wanting that piece of noodle. Why weren't you offered some? We know your diet is rather restricted but surely there is a version of noodle you can have? Mom just made some veggie type and wasn't sure we'd eat it (slightly green in color) but when she checked it was decimated. Understand about the cracker as often too much fat or salt for a fid. However, we are content to have our ak mak and devour that whenever we have it.

Have a great day, wing hugs and a vote, Pearl and Silver.

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

11/21/2014 09:10.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Gus
I'm back and I missed you...
My mommy's puter is fixed and working great. What a long ten days.
The temps here are in the 60's and we are loving it. Kevin's coming home from his base on Thanksgiving leave with one of his buddy's from the base. I can't wait to meet him. Maybe I'll give him a big welcome bite heehee.

Have an awesome day and I hope to hear from you soon !!!

Love your buddy
Panther

Ps I love your profile picture...

Come visit me, Jedi say's Cheyenne's my wife. Happy Holidays !!!, Snowflake's married to Apache...Happy Holidays..., Tweety luvs Princess...Happy holidays !!! & Happy Thanksgiving BC...Panther luv's Coconut.

11/21/2014 09:01.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Gus
It's Sawyer.
Hey, if humans can eat it, why can't we?
Mom and dad saw a good movie yesterday. it's called. "No Good Deed". It's not for everyone. There's a lot of violence and action in it. From there they went to dinner and to the Long Beach Aquarium for a member's night. While they were there Bob called and said that his computer was working great. Of course Mom and dad got home late and we were already asleep. They sure noisy when they get home.
Today mom and dad are working at the police station so they will be gone most of the day. Oh well, what else is new?
Today will be partly cloudy, with a high of 73 and a low of 53.
Hope your day was fun.
Hugs,
Sawyer.

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 & BOURKE, Angel CHILLI, GINGER & Angel LOLA.

11/21/2014 07:52.41 AM Report This Comment  
  hey Gus !
TGIF ! Of course it'll be a busy weekend getting everything ready for Thanksgiving - my very favorite holiday ! A house full of love and yummy foods too ! Today mom is picking up our turkey on her way home !

Mom had a good time with her retired friend last night, but now she's tired - of course that may have to do with the fact that this is the first full week of school in quite a while between holidays and conference days . . .

Back to cold, but just for today - tomorrow should be better . . . love you ! Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie - thankful for my friends, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

11/21/2014 01:51.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Well Mr Kiddo is saying that its not fair that we wear the bikinis as its distracting to the boy birds . I say too bad! Hahahahaha!!

The game starts with the girls serving as Kacey serves it goes over to Dixie and he bumps it up to Gus who sets it up for Kiddo who's in front and spikes it over and the girls are unable to get it as it was too fast and as they scramble to get it sand flies all over like a sand storm.

Kiddo says in your face girls!! He high fours all the boy birds after that spike. Good going Kiddo says Pookie, we need more points!

Now Chipper serves and it goes over to Little Angel and she bumps it over to Laka who sets it up for Chyna and she spikes it over to Mikey who misses it! Ooh no!!

Chyna and the girls high four each other yay!!

So now Chyna serves and it goes over to Pookie who tries to spike it but it hits the net!!

Yay!!! Yell all the girls, come on Chyna one more time !!

She serves and it goes over to Dixie who bumps it over to Mario who sets it up for Chipper who spikes it over to Kacey and she hits it and it goes high into the air.

It comes back down and they all yell for Laka to look out but she is bending down as something is poking her foot. The girls yell no!!!! Laka turns and the ball hits the ground and the boys yell, yes!!!!

Now the boys turn and Raffi serves and he tries to get it over to Laka as she is still fiddling with her foot. But the ball flies to Kacey and she bumps it over to Celine who sets it up for Candida and she spikes it over and Mikey saves it and hits it to Pookie who bumps it over to Mario who hits it over and Laka says I got it, I got it!!! But her visor moves and the sun gets in her eyes and she is blinded for a moment and misses the ball as it hits the sand.

The boys cheer, good visors!!!! Then Kiddo serves and it goes over to Chyna and she volleys it over to Gus and he volleys it back to her and this goes on back and forth for awhile. Everybody else says hey!! We want to play to you know??

Then Chyna hits it over to Pookie who bumps it over to Dixie and he spikes it over to Little Angel but she misses it! Yay the boys yell.

The sun is starting to set and mom calls Game!!!

Continue tomorrow!! They all yell no! It's getting too dark.

The game will continue tomorrow on the count of the sun going down.

Come visit me, Angel Sallykins gives thanks to all her friends :), Pookie says Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie !! Yay & Laka says Happy Thanksgiving From Hawaii. :).

11/21/2014 12:59.10 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Gus
You are such a good birdie not chewing your heater. I wouldn't be so good!!! Just like you, I love to steal food from my mom. Grab and run is my motto! LOL! I did this just today too! I also scream when my parronts are in the kitchen. I just know they are eating something without me!!!
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

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11/20/2014 11:35.48 PM Report This Comment  
  HEY GUS
OH I WILL DEFINITELY HAVE MOM CHECK OUT THAT HEATER AT FOSTER & SMITH. IY WILL HELP KEEP ME NICE AND TOASTY.

OH I LOVE TO STEAL SOME FOOD FROM MOM AND G-PA TOO. MOM IS FUSSY ABOUT GIVING ME A CRAKER. IF SHE GIVES ME A PIECE SHE WIPES ALL THE SALT OFF IT. SHE TRIES TO GIVE ME THE BETTER STUFF TO EAT.

MOM ORDERED SOME NEW FOOD FOR ME TO TRY, ITS FROM ZUPREEM AND ITS CALLED SMART SELECTS. IT HAS A VARIETY OF PELLETS, DRIED FRUITS AND SOME HEALTHY SEEDS. SHE WANTS TO SEE IF I LIKE IT. SHE TRIES TO GIVE ME A WIDE VARIETY OF FOODS.

HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT FRIDAY

SWEETPEPPER

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11/20/2014 09:21.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Gus
Oh did you have some fun today with getting some good things to eat with your sweet daddy!I'll bet that noodle really tasted sooo good!As did those veggie crackers!I know eggactly what you mean,theres only so much good for you food that one can take before your beak starts watering for some good old junk food!Mom felt bad for me and Mario as we are not allowed certain things they can eat anymore especially anything with sugar in it so Mom brought us each a squiggly macaroni that Mom and dad had for dinner tonight!
Mom is on her way out again tomorrow and she'll be taking me and Mario with her again and its supposed to be really cold out again so I know we'll be wrapped tightly in the blanket she took us out in that she wrapped around both our carriers yesterday!But she'll warm the car up first to make sure its warm enough after she loads all the trash in it!
Wishing you a greyt day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses and a vote for my sweet green ekkie forever friend!Loving you always and forever,Dixie

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11/20/2014 06:17.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Gus!
I like to take a late morning nap and one in the afternoon too!
So....did you enjoy that noodle that you snatched from your dad? Heehee!
I'll tell ya buddy....with this time change I am ready to go to sleep a lot earlier. How about you?
Hope you had a nice day !
Love,
Raffikki

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11/20/2014 05:42.24 PM Report This Comment  
  `Ü´ Greetings & Good Evening
Mr Gus!

I am flitting by this evening for a very short visit to share with you a little bit of the great fun I had this Tuesday past presenting a program with Momma for The Sylvan Seniors at Mt Sylvan United Methodist Church in Durham, where Momma and Daddy attend. (They do not attend the s-e-n-i-o-r-s functions. **TeeHee** They attend CHURCH there.)

Momma and I were given half an hour to address the group, to share what Life with a Parrot is like, for most of them had never had an eggsperience with a companion parrot; particularly not one of my size! When we have a program like that, Momma usually starts out by eggsplaining how she and Daddy came to start a flock like the K Kritter Korral, and how it grew; and then, through sheer human curiosity, we have a wonderful conversation about what all is entailed in living with a parrot (or parrotS). Of course, I-I-I contribute greatly to program content; this time including a stroll back and forth in front of the front row at one point, for emphasis of the subject matter at hand. (At just the right point in time I climbed down off my play stand and let Momma know I had something to add. **GRiN**)

When our time for the presentation was over, the group had some lunch together. I was given my fill of some lovely white grapes by a number of brave ladies and gentlemen, and then several of them wanted to have their picture taken with me. In my Gallery at the bottom of my page you can see just a couple of the lovely folks I visited with parrotsonally.

I shall return with those promised eggsplanations of the positions of the players on a FootBall team when next I visit.

Toutes alors, mon ami,
[Until then, My Featheriend]
`Ü´ Ruby Francesca Begonia ♥

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

11/20/2014 04:20.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Gus
Well, Mom had her endoscopy yesterday, and since it was a just a follow-up to the surgery she had in August to make sure all was well in her tummy she wasn't worried. They had a small issue with the fact that when I bit my mom over the Ensure instead of lunch, it was right where they would normally put the IV. So it went into her forearm, but the nurse was very good and it really didn't hurt much at all. Not only did the procedure go well, but her ulcer is finally gone too! So no more acid reflux, and nor more ulcer. She's a happy camper....except she's still not allowed to take Excedrin. Boohoo!

After she got home from the hospital yesterday, she took a short nap to sleep off the drugs and then the rest of the day was mine! And although she didn't feel much like eating, we did share a protein/oatmeal cookie. Yum! Her dinner was just that stupid Ensure again, so I never even saw the bottle.

Now today is cloudy and cool here, so I will not be getting outside at all. Mom is wearing sweats and a fleece and her warm bedroom slippers. And my heater is staying on all day. At least I have plenty of Mom time, so I can't really complain.

Kiddo

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11/20/2014 01:49.14 PM Report This Comment  
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