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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
I MYSELF HAVE NEVER LANDED OR FALLEN INTO A WASTEBASKET BUT MY TIEL FROTHER MAXI HAS A COUPLE TIMES. MOM HAS A PICTURE OF MAXI IN THE WASTE BASKET AND HE WAS NOT HAPPY. MOM ALSO HAS A PICTURE OF MAXI SITTING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE POPCORN BOWL NOT WILLING TO SHARE ANY OF IT. HE SURE WAS A SILLY BOY AND I STILL MISS HIM A LOT.

TODAY WAS A NICE SUNNY DAY AND NICE ENOUGH FOR MOM TO GO OUT FOR A WALK.

HOPE SUNDAY IS GOOD AND THE SNOW BYPASSES US.

HAVE A WONDERFUL SUNDAY

SWEETPEPPER

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01/24/2015 08:44.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Hui Gus--
Sooooo, shake the tent is a lovie game...that's cool to know. Sherman poked at the paper bag Mom put out, but he didn't seem to like it much...maybe cuz it moved to easily. She's gonna leave it out for awhile tho, cuz you just never know what's gonna catch our attention!

We like when we can fly around the house. Today, cuz of the snow Mom T went outside and put out fresh suet and sprinkled some bird seed on the patio. Well, Sherman likes to hang out at the kitchen window, but he was really upset by all the birds flocking to eat! Guess he thought it was an invasion of his territory...silly boy. Also we found some boxes of cereal that Mom T was gonna take to Nonno and tried to chew them, but she stopped us. Spoilsport!

Hope you're enjoying looking at the white stuff outside your window....hugs...

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01/24/2015 07:58.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Gus
This morning was a dark dismal dreary day here,with snow to start off with and then as everything turned white outside,lawns,deck,trees.cars and roof tops,the rain began and turned everything to slippery slush,so now we have lots of slippery slushy puddles all over our yard and deck,Mom had gone out earlier and shoveled off the deck so it wouldn't turn to ice later on when the temperatures dropped.The highs for today are 39,the lows being 28 and right now its 37,and its still pouring rain big time. Mom made lots of fresh PB&J sandwiches for my dad's lunch cooler box and filled it with cereal bars,cookies to snack on,juice boxes and extra Kcups in case he runs out of coffee in his thermos,Mom has that and the coffee maker ready to go also,its Crew A's turn to be on today and that's what my dad is on.Now its just a matter of time and the weather dropping to see if he'll be going out tonight. Mom cleaned our cages and fed us our warm bean mix and now we are all hoping that it will be a nice weekend here with our dad staying home with us,but knowing our weather that just might not be the case!The winds have been picking up now and the trees and branches sure are blowing low to the ground now! They just called my dad out now so Mom got his things together and here we are all by ourselves,Mom just had enough time to get dinner on the table and dad had just barely enough time to eat it!She made pepperoni and sausage pizza.Now we have no idea whether he'll be out all night or coming home in the wee hours of the morning.My dad just called Mom and told her it would be several more hours before he can come home as they have to wait and then treat and plow the roads one more time,everything is suppose to freeze solid tonight!Oh that's scary when you fall into the bucket when you are trying to do your business!Mom has to put me on the playgym in the dining room and let me poop there because I can no longer hold onto the bucket or sit on her finger over the bucket as I fall off completely!We are getting a really bad snow storm here on Monday into Tuesday with high winds and white out conditions!Not what Mom wants to hear!
Wishing you a greyt day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses and a fvote for you too! Loving you always and forever,my sweet forever friend,Love Dixie
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01/24/2015 07:39.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Gus
Happy papaya Saturday !!! We love papaya's too and they are all over at the stores here.

Love your buddy
Panther

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01/24/2015 03:03.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Gus
Well, Mom has forgiven me for yesterday's bite, even though it was seriously aggravated last night when she forgot about it (see? It stopped hurting) and after washing her hands rubbed them vigorously with a towel and opened it back up again. Since I was already in bed by then, there was no way it was my fault and I was off the hook.

Today I am all upset because Dad is home from work and walking all over MY house. I am stuck in my room with Mom most of the time, but I can hear him walking down MY hallway and so I fly over there and peer under the door. Haven't managed any contact, but the day isn't over yet!

No sunbath today, although it is pretty warm here. However there is a cool breeze blowing, and when that happens it is below birdy temps. As long as I have my mom in my room though, I am good with it. I don't have to worry about nail trimming because she totally forgot she is going to a party at 5, so she doesn't want to leave me here in trauma. However I suspect tomorrow is trim day is Jennifer is working. Am I allowed to hope she is still out sick?

Kiddo

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01/24/2015 02:40.53 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Gus
The garden was fun yesterday, and mom loved her bouquet. I told her it would be a week and then I'd be home again. Today let's go back to the music room. I'm dying to try out the bells in there, as well as the pipe organ. The flute looks tempting, too. We can all get together to ring the gong, that thing is HUGE!
Hope you are having a great day filled with cuddles and scritches. Hugs, King Peppino

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01/24/2015 12:59.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Morning Gus my dear, from Jenny Lynn
Holy wow, our BC friends all along the Eastern seaboard are really getting blasted with ice and snow, according to what we were watching on the Today Show National Weather reports! I guess every once in awhile the guessers get it right! We are convinced that the whole group of them sit around some bar during Happy Hour and flip coins to determine our weather! We have very little planned for our day, simply more together time, our favorite! Enjoy your Saturday to the fullest, and give our love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Love from Jenny & our family

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01/24/2015 09:28.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Gus
Mom heard from Aunt Jane via email last night. They are having lots of 80 degree days, and getting sun. Chyna has made friends with an egret who hangs by the pool at the house they're renting.
It snowed here overnight, so mom shoveled the driveway and front walk. She wouldn't have done it so soon, but she has to work at the museum today. (It's supposed to snow again later and overnight.) It's FROZEN day at the museum, as well as another Ask the Scientist day, so mom is anticipating the place will be crawling with Olafs, Svens, Anyas, and Elsas, as well as cavorting reindeer, etc. The scientists will set up on the first floor, and mom will be on the third, with a Polar World cart and artifacts from the frozen north. On the way home she needs to stop for more broccoli and grapes, so I don't starve. We have lots of fruits and veggies, but I'm a picky eater! Hope you are having a great day filled with cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Falco

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01/24/2015 08:08.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Gus
It's Sawyer.
Mom went back to the police station and was actually able to get some work done. While mom was working dad checked around for the best deal on Measles shots. The way they are spreading around here it's better to be safe. Sam's Club has the best price. Dad also filled up the car with gas, at $2.17 per gallon. That's the cheapest he's seen it in many years.
Today will be clear, with a high of 78 and a low of 54. Mom and dad are going to mom's brother's house for a birthday party.
Hope your day is fun.
Hugs,
Sawyer.

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01/24/2015 07:22.36 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Gus
Yeah, skinsis was a tad shocked at how much from her paycheck went to the ins. However, with a baby they do need to have that coverage.

Never thought about each month having a fruit like each one has a gemstone, flower, etc. We haven't tried papaya as we don't care for many fruits and the parronts don't buy it much.

Mom has to work today and then will have an entire week off. Gonna love having her around.

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

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01/24/2015 04:51.49 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning Gus
Well, the tv is still saying 2-4 inches ! All you have to do is look out the window to see there's already about 5 and it's still snowing ! Don't weather guessers use windows ?

The nice thing about storms like this is it keeps mom and dad home :) I don't know yet if they'll get to the retirement party tonight or not - it's for someone mom has worked with for 33 years so they'd like to go, but nothing is worth risking life and limb . . . especially after the experience they had a couple years ago when that tree fell on the car while they were sitting on the snowy road !

Have a great day ! love Cookie

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01/24/2015 04:19.18 AM Report This Comment  
  HI GUS
MOM PICKED UP THE HARRISONS PELLETS AND A FEW LIGHT THINGS AT THE GROCERY STORE. THEN SHE CAME HOME AND DID A BIG LOAD OF LANDRY. THIS MIGHT NOT SEEM LIKE MUCH BUT IT IS WHEN YOU ARE IN PIN AND ITS THE FIRST DAY YOU ARE OUT OF BED. MOMS BACK WAS ACHING AND SHE WAS GOING TO LAY DOWN WHEN DAD GOT SOME SORT OF VIRUS ON HIS COMPUTR AND STARTED YELLING TO MOM FOR HELP. MOM TOLD HIM TO TURN OFF THE COMPUTER AND CALL COMCAST. COMCAST SEURITY TOLD DAD NOT TO TURN ON HIS COMPUTER BUT USE MOMS COMPUTER SO THEY COULD INSTALL A ANTI VIRUS SOFTWARE ON HIS COMPUTER TO STOP THE VIRUS. MOM SAT THERE FOR 2HOURS WHILE DAD WOULDNT QUIT TALKING WHEN COMCAST WAS TELLING MOM WHAT TO DO. MOM HAD HER PHONE ON SPEAKER PHONE AND WHEN DAD WALKED INTO MOMS ROOM AND SAW SHE WASNT HOLDING THE PHONE HE STARTED YELLING AND MOM SAID SHE DIDNT HAVE TO HOLD THE HPHONE IT WAS ON SPEAKER PHONE SO DAD PICKED UP THE PHONE AND STARTED TALKING WITH THE SPEAKER PHONE ON AND NO ONE COULD UNDERSTAND HIM AND MOM GET TELLING DAD TO BE QUIET SO SHE COULD HEAR THE MAN FROM INDIA TELLING HER WHAT SHE SHOULD DO. DAD KEPT TELLING MOM NOT TO TELL HIM TO BE QUIET. IT JUST WENT ON AND ON. DAD IS NOT SUPPOSE TO TURN ON HIS COMPUTER UNTIL THE COMPUTER TECH NERD COMES ON MONDAY TO CLEAN IT. DAD DIDNT LISTEN AND MOM COUD HEAR DAD YELLING TO COMCAST ALL EVENING AND WHEN DAD WENT TO TELL MOM ABOUT IT SHE SAID SHE DIDNT WANT TO HEAR ANYMORE SO DAD IS MAD AT HER. AT LEAST HIS COMPUTER IS OFF. MOM WOULD LIKE TO GO TO SOME ISLAND FAR AWAY WHERE NO ONE IS YELLING AT HER AND HER BACK DOESNT HURT BECAUSE SHE IS LAYING IN THE SUN.

LOVE CORI

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01/23/2015 10:06.52 PM Report This Comment  
  HI GUS
TELL YOUR MOM THAT SHE CAN LOOK UP ESOPHAGEAL CANCER SURGERIES ON YOUTUBE. MOM WATCHED A VIDEO OF THE VERY FIRST SURGERY DONE WHERE THEY USED A PLASTIC HOSE FOR THE PT'S ESOPHAGUS. IT DIDN'T SAY HOW LONG THE PT LIVED WITH THE HOSE BUT HE COULD NOT EAT WITH IT. HE WAS FED BY TUBE INTO THE INTESTINES.

WE HAD A COLD DAY HERE, NO 40 DEGREES BUT IN LOW 30'S AND IT WILL BE THAT WAY ALL WEEKEND.

I HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND WITH YOUR PARRONTS

SWEETPEPPER

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01/23/2015 09:53.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Gus
This morning was cold and there was frost on the lawns and deck.Our high's were 36 degrees and the lows will be 30.Mom got us up early and cleaned our cages and fed us our warm bean mix and then she collected the trash and loaded it in her car and then she took off to Nana's and from there they went to the dump and then to the bank then to Kenmark to get Nana's typewriter ribbon but it was the wrong size so they are going to resend for the right size.Then they went to Falmouth and went to the Dollar Tree where both Mom and Nana got some Italian Wedding Soup and a few other things and then they checked out PetCo but didn't find anything there either.Then they went to Comcast so Mom could return some equipment for skin bro and Nana could get another remote and return the one she had as it didn't work.From there they got gas in Nana's car and the going rate for gas here is $2.25.They went back to Nana's and had some lunch of salad and tuna and then Mom helped Nana fix her couch cover to get it on right and then Mom helped untangle some necklaces that Nana had and then it was well after 4:00pm so Mom left to go home and she no sooner got around the rotary when she was stopped with all the other traffic that was backed up.There was a bad accident quite a distance down the road and by the time Mom got up to where it was the ambulance had already went by and the tow trucks and police cars were just about finishing up from the mess,there was a kids Little Tykes picnic bench in the road along with some other smashed thing.It took Mom a half hour or more to finally get home.Dad had already fed us our snacks and filled our humidifier and Mom is happy to be home and is still trying to get warm.They are expecting our storm to start here around 3:00pm but there are other forecasts which are saying that it will start at 7:00am.Hopefully we'll only get rain but then the others are saying a coating to an inch.As soon as Mom is done with dinner and the dishes and cleaning our room she will be ours for the night to snuggle with!
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,my sweet forever friend,Love Dixie

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01/23/2015 08:30.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Gus~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! Mom spent way too much time running around today and I didn't like it at all. Everyone else had to go to work and all at different times. Dad was going to leave early but they changed his pick up time. He was gone for an hour and a half this morning and told mom he was going to get some groceries for the truck. He never made it so mom took him to the market before she took him to the truck! Just crazy today and it didn't seem like a day off for mom at all!
The good news is that the NFL said that Taima can lead the Seahawks out of the tunnel for the Superbowl! YAY! I don't know what the Seahawks would do without him! He is a very important member of the team! Even people who don't like the Seahawks have to admit that Taima is the coolest mascot in the entire NFL!
Dad tried putting the old phone, that went through the washer, in a bag of rice to see if it would dry out that way but so far it still won't turn on. I don't suppose it matters now since he has the new one.
I hope your evening is a relaxing one! Mom and I certainly plan on one!
Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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01/23/2015 05:19.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Gus
Quick c/p blog tonight. I bit Mom hard enough to bleed all over, so she is not feeling too generous with her time. Needless to say I am not on her knee dictating, but screaming from my room. I did get a sunbath and shared Mom's lunch, but that was before the bite and lock down. Phooey!

Kiddo

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01/23/2015 04:50.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Gus
Today we are going to the magic garden that Falco put here when she was queen for a month. She made a garden where the flowers grow back when you pick them, so it's always full of pretty colors and nice scents. I want to make mom a bouquet, because I know she misses me this month while I'm here. You can make a bouquet, a lei, a corsage, or anything else you want while we are in there.
I hope you are getting lots of cuddles and scritches today. Hugs, King Peppino

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01/23/2015 11:38.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Gus
Wow, that's not fun, a bloody nose from a pitch! Mom saw a video yesterday that somebody sent her about a slingshot. The guy was explaining how safe it was, protecting the hand, etc. Then he shot it at some bottles. The first one was plastic, and the steel ball landed inside the bottle. The next one was glass, and it shattered. The third was glass as well, but he missed it, the steel ball bounced off his backboard and hit him in the head! He was groaning and bleeding all over the place. At the end, they showed him bandaged and still bleeding. Mom thinks that's not a good ad for a safe slingshot. What do you think?
Today mom had a trainee at the center. They did the outdoor (big) squirrel pen in the back, rather than the squirrel porch. That was good, it gave the trainee and mom experience in navigating snow and ice to get to the animals. They had to go back to the building for more blankets and towels too, since there were more carriers back there than mom anticipated. She figured with 6 squirrels, probably 3 carriers, but there were 7 in there!
They also cleaned the recovery room, which has 3 snapping turtles, 3 box turtles, a cooper's hawk and a red tailed hawk recovering right now. The poor Cooper's hawk seems to have a head injury and his wing was wrapped. The staff took him down to the shelter to get an xray, but mom doesn't know how that turned out, since she left before they got back.
I think mom is with us the rest of the day, YAY! I hope you are getting lots of cuddles and scritches today. Hugs, Falco

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01/23/2015 10:48.19 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Gus
My mommy got a broken nose so she knows how that feels.
My skin frother was two years old at the time and sitting on her lap.
He heard music and started rocking out.
All of the sudden BAM !!! He was having so much fun that he slammed his head on mommy's nose.
Blood was everywhere and she found out her nose was broken !!!
There's a little dent on the bridge of her nose to remind her.

It looks like I get mommy time today Yippeeeee !!!!
She's staying home...

Have an awesome TGIF
Love your buddy
Panther

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01/23/2015 09:16.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Gus--
The guesser is saying 2-4" on Saturday, then more on Monday...we're hoping it'll be enough to keep Mom home from work, but who knows! So far, we haven't really had enough to shovel...

We're playing poke the tent...that's when Peabody goes inside and tries to get the paper to stick to the sides of the tent, and Sherman grabs the side of the tent and shakes it. Sometimes Peabody gets annoyed and sticks her head out and tries to get Sherman to stop, but most of the time she seems to like the ride...It's a break from chewing stuff, ya know..

Stay warm....hugs to ya!

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01/23/2015 09:15.19 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Gus
Hello Adventurers. As we draw close to Manuas, Brazil, we must be watchful for both human threats and the ever present threat from wildlife both on land and aquatic. Although the Hippo is an African animal, there are now over 50 individuals and counting living happily along the Amazon and other South American Rivers. In the late 1980s, Pablo Escobar kept four hippos in a private menagerie at his residence in Hacienda Nápoles, 100 km east of Medellín, Colombia, after buying them in New Orleans. They were deemed too difficult to seize and move after Escobar's fall, and hence left on the untended estate. By 2007, the animals had multiplied to 16 and had taken to roaming the area for food in the nearby Magdalena River. In 2009, two adults and one calf escaped the herd and, after attacking humans and killing cattle, one of the adults (called "Pepe") was killed by hunters under authorization of the local authorities. As of early 2014, 50 hippos have been reported to exist on the Amazon and it's tributaries.
With Mick Dundee departure after enjoying BB's lunch, the birds begin to wonder how they would get past the Hippos ahead in the River. Amando, Jenny-Lynn and Sky sit close, deep in discussion trying to figure out the safest way past the upcoming danger.
"I think we simply paddle by, staying as far away from them as we can. If we take one boat past at a time it shouldn't disturb them overly" Jenny-Lynn adds, worry on her face
"But if they do attack the boat and it is alone we might not be able to get there in time to help them." Sky adds
"I think we stay close together." Amando replies after some thought, " we paddle as little as we have to, let the river move us by"
"It might be best if we separate and place guards in each boat while passing the hippo pod." Jenny-Lynn directs
Sky and Amando agree, and set about moving guard birds into each boat. The nervous Adventures load their boats, and pushing off from shore, slowly paddle towards possible danger lurking the the River ahead. Finny and Chipper had reported back that the hippos were resting near the west bank of the river in shallow water. The birds move their boats towards the eastern shore, paddling carefully, ever watchful for danger. Rounding a sharp curve in the River near Manuas, JL in the lead boat with Sugar, Cookie, Raffi, Peepers, Laka, Strawberry and RT spots the first group of hippos. Resting submerged below the murky Amazon waters, just their heads exposed. Pointing she let's out a shrill whistle to inform the others that danger was ahead of them. JL directs her companions to stop paddling, and allows the boat to move slowly along pulled by the current of the water. Sky and Kaji's boats pass by the hippos without incident. Next boat to pass is LA and Dixie's group, guarded by Cappy. As Cappy instructs his friends to stop paddling, one huge male Hippo opens his mouth and lets out an angry roar. His sudden call rouses the others in the pod.
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01/23/2015 08:07.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning Gus dear, from your old friend Jenny Lynn
Yesterday amongst a lot of errands, dad went to the VA Prosthetics and Orthotics place and was fitted into his new diabetic shoes, and are they ever great! No more of the foot pain, that he has lived with for so long! Don't tell Obama, but he paid for them, LOL! TGIF dear friend, we hope yours is a good one, and give our best love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

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01/23/2015 07:41.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Gus
It's Sawyer.
Mom went into the police station yesterday, after not being there for a couple of weeks. She discovered that the one other volunteer that helps her had really messed things up. Mom spent the entire time straightening up the mess she left. The manager of the records dept. is going to talk to the other volunteer. Another volunteer that mom trained has been gone since December, helping with her new grand daughter. Mom was really glad to see her back but then found out that she can only work two days a month. That's no help for mom. There are two new people who want to volunteer but the public relations manager doesn't know where she should put them. Hey! How 'bout putting them with our mom?
Dad worked in the backyard and got it looking a little better.
Today will be clear, with a high of 77 and a low of 50. Mom may go into the police station again today but dad has to stay home and wait for the alarm tech again. The same back door is giving problems again.
Hope your day is fun.
Hugs,
Sawyer.

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01/23/2015 07:21.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Gus
Being Queen for a day means nothing without my friends ... thankyou all so much and hope you enjoyed your time with me here too. Have a happy Friday and an awesome weekend. Hugs.
Love Dixie

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01/23/2015 06:01.49 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Gus
Mom will save a few more dollars as soon as she calls her ins to get skinsis off of it. Skinsis got her own ins thru her work and covered hubby and baby too. Wonder if mom ins will just accept her desire to take skinsis off without having to figure out how to prove skinsis has her own ins? Just have to try.

Uh, oh, think anyone being a catcher should have that face mask? Guess shouldn't ever turn one's head either but just an accident, no one's fault and hope nothing broken. Probably be tender for a bit though.

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

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01/23/2015 05:01.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Gus
Dory giggles and grabs Gus by the wing and heads for the kitchen ... we are going to make some snow angel cookies. Dory finds the Flour and Sugar and Rudy swoops in at that moment and the dry ingredients poof out and all over the kitchen. Have a great day. V4U. Hugs.
Love Dory

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01/23/2015 04:18.39 AM Report This Comment  
  TGIF Gus !
Hope the SIL's nose is OK - is going to have it checked out ? Poor grand, I imagine she is feeling pretty badly about the whole thing . . .

We have one nice day today before the snow flies tomorrow - the weather guessers still aren't committing themselves to an amount other than "substantial" ! Other than the retirement party tomorrow night, mom has report cards to work on though so it won't be a waste. She has to stop on her way home from school today to pick up more seed for the outdoor fids - they are so bold, they sit right on the porch railing waiting and watching the feeders get filled ! !

Mom took all my foot toys out of my cage last night when she realized how much time I was spending in there ! I guess today I'll have to drag them all back ! Hope you have a fun project in store too ! Happy Friday - love Cookie

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01/23/2015 01:53.10 AM Report This Comment  
  HEY GUS
I SURE HOPE THE GRANDS DAD WILL BE OKAY. HE SHOULD NO BETTER THAN TO TAKE HIS EYES OFF THE BALL. MAYBE HE HAS LEARNED HIS LESSON.

THE ESOPHAGUS CAN BE STRETCHED FOR AS MANY TIMES AS NEEDED FOR WHATEVER REASON. G-PA DOESN'T HAVE A NORMAL ESOPHAGUS, IT WAS CANCEROUS AND TEH GI SURGEON TOOK IT OUT AND TEH TOP 1/3rd OF HIS STOMACH. THEN HE BROUGHT THE REST OF THE STOMACH AND THE FIRST FOOT OF INTESTINE TO MAKE THE NEW ESOPHAGUS. IT DOESN'T WORK THE SAME AS THE NORMAL ESOPHAGUS DOES, ONLY THING THAT PROPELS FOOD DOWN IS GRAVITY SO HE CAN ONLY EAT MANY SMALL MEALS. THATS WHY HE WILL NEVER EVER GAIN WEIGHT. SO SINCE ITS NOT A NORMAL ESOPHAGUS IT NEEDS TO BE STRETCHED ABOUT EVERY 6 MOS. IN THE BEGINNING HE HAD TO HAVE IT STRETECHED ABOUT EVERY 2 MOS. ESOPHAGEAL CANCER IS NOT A FUN THING AND THE SURGERY AND RECOVERY ARE LONG AND HARD. IT WILL BE 2 YEARS IN FEBRUARY SINCE G-PA'S SURGERY.

G-PA ALSO TAKES DEXILANT TWICE A DAY TO HELP WITH ACID REFLUX AS HE HAS NO VALVE TO KEEP FOOD FORM BACKING UP.

I DO HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL FRIDAY GUS.

SWEETPEPPER

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01/22/2015 08:40.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Gus
This morning started off as a dull,dark and dismal day after the snow we had last night which only amounted to a coating and nothing much.Mom was so happy about that,but my dad still went out at 3:00am to get the roads all treated for the rush hour traffic.We all know what he's gonna do when he gets home tonight,yup,eat a good dinner,take a shower and go to bed!The day was really weird here after the dark,dismal beginning it then got sunny then it got dark again and was raining these pin sized pellets that bounced all over the deck and lawns and yards,then about fifteen minutes later it was raining and its been like this for most of the day here,our highs for the day were 37 and our lows were 25 and its still hanging in at 37 right now.No sooner had Mom got us all cleaned and fed and our room swept up skin bro was at our door and he stayed with Mom til late this afternoon,Mom made him scrambled eggs with cheese and some pan fried toast as he was very hungry and some butter toffee coffee.He played with Dixie and Candida for awhile and then before he left Mom packed him up a care package of the rest of the snicker doodle cookies she made on Sunday and a big container of angel hair pasta to take home so he'll have something to eat there.Then Mom found out that he went right over to Nana's and she gave him lunch!So Mom didn't get much done today at all and now has to catch up with some things before she has to go out for her Friday errands with Nana to the dump and to pay some more big bills!Other than that it was an uneventful day here but we were only too happy to have Mom all to ourselves for a whole day!
Oh the poor grand,to feel so bad like that she hurt her dad!That really must've been so upsetting for her to see that happen and all the blood coming from her dad!We are all praying here that the grands dads nose isn't broken but it sure must be painful,I guess he had better pay attention to her next time when she is ready to pitch the ball out to him!
Wishing you a greyt day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses for my awesome green ekkie forever friend!And I'm sending a vote your way!Loving you always and forever,Dixie

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01/22/2015 08:13.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Gus~
I hope you guys are having a great day! It's been boring around here but that is just fine with me. Mom worked last night and now we have our weekend again! I think she should take 3 days off every week!!
Dad washed his $300 Galaxy phone in the washing machine last night! Guess what? It doesn't work anymore!hahahahaha He is a bigger dork than mom is and that's saying something! He really can't function without his phone. It's a very sad, sad thing!hehehehehehe
He went by Costco and got another one. Let's hope he doesn't wash this one! He got the warranty on it but I do not think it will cover things done to it by dumb users!
The pot pie was very good. It was huge and took 1 1/2 hours to cook and there is plenty left over. I did get a bit of the crust and it was good! I think some apple pie would have been better!
I hope your day is just perfect! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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01/22/2015 04:48.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Gus
Hello fellow Amazon Adventurers. I was sure glad to see that Ms BB had welcomed her pal to join us for a part of our trip up the River. She musta known we were going to run into some nasty company along the way. Nothing worse then Crocs or gators for rocking the boat so to speak. Thankfully we had warning from Finny and the Green Angels. With BB's shuttle always on the ready she was able to have her friend Mick from Australia join us . He has a nickname of Crocodile Dundee. Mick stepped up on the bow of the long boat so the crocs could see him better. When they did they all headed for the bottom of the river & stayed there. They didn't want to be made into boots,belts,hats or luggage!!! I sorta feel sorry for them after Cappy and Little Angel got done with them.
"OK, enough with the green gator guys, Ok Crocs. Let me at' em. I'll show them a thing or five. I'll bite their noses, sparkle their tails and then......"Li
"il Angel yells at the crocs as they swim around the boats. "Oh you don't wanta wake the baby.
Too late....LOOK OUT CROC HERE I COMEEEEEEEEEEE." Little Angel grabs an oar and whacks the croc on the nose hard making tears come to his eyes.
Little Angel" Sky yells, "Stop hurting the Crocs, you're making them cry. OH no not that." He watches as she grabs one by the tail and bites down as hard as she can, "and trust me that's hard."
"Little Angel, I thought I told you be good?" Amando looks at her and can't help but grin as he watches the neon sparkled crocs swimming away in shame, that a little girl bird beat them up.
Everybirdie laughs as the crocs disappear. Then little Angel turns to see Mick standing on Ms BB's boat. She grins sheepishly and giggles. "Way ta go mate" Mick calls to her making LA happy.
"Whew! That was a close one! Thankfully, LA, Cappy and Ms. BB took care of those nasty crocs! Good grief! What will we encounter next?? Oh, oh....my Green Angels just informed me that there are some hippos up the river. Just what we need! Do be careful. Hippos are even more dangerous than crocs. We have to find baby Armando's Momma and get him home before anything else happens. I'm off to check on the hippo situation and really search for Armando's Momma. " Finny waves his good-bye as he heads off up-river to re-join the Green Angels as they gather information about the hippos.
Heading into shore, tie off their boats and relax. Its lunch time so Ms BB sets up her portable kitchen." How about deep fried gator bites, corn dogs and deep fried pickles?
I have been told by Mr Mick Dundee the gator bites taste like chicken. " Picabo makes a face at the thought of Gator bites. Boo Boo yells, " Bring'em on!"
"Then we can sneak past those Hippos and continue our hunt for the baby"s Mom & Dad."
As BB and the girls cook lunch, the boys bring out some maps and check for possible nesting sites ahead. As they look over the map Willie points to a treed area, "LOOK! A nesting area of Amazon species"
your pal Amando 226029

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01/22/2015 01:40.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Gus
I had a nice morning till Mom got out that awful sucking machine. I hate the noise it makes, even though she never uses it in my room because it sends me into a panic. She has a non-powered sweeper for my room. And I don't like it much better, but at least it doesn't make any noise. I do have to say I hate housework Thursdays though. I thought Mom was retired? Doesn't that mean no work? Humph!

We went outside at noon when the chores were done, and I had a lovely sunbath. It only hit 71 in Simi today, but we were sitting in the sun and it felt just right. Dad said he saw on the news it was supposed to be in the 80s this weekend, but weather.com is showing upper 60s. Pretty big difference.

I was supposed to go see Jennifer this afternoon for a nail trim, but Mom called to make sure she was working since she won't let anyone else touch me. She has the same thing Mom had last week and is out sick! Reprieve! So now Mom is going to check back on Saturday. I don't wish Jennifer ill, but I sure hope she isn't back yet. Mom hopes she is because my nails are REALLY sharp!!

Kiddo

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01/22/2015 01:24.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Gus
The Aussie garden was lots of fun yesterday, and I think we all loved those cute critters! I sure did. Feeding them was really fun too. Today let's go to the heated pool by the track, and play a little water polo. I think that will be fun, at least for awhile. If we get tired of the water, we can always go to the GO CARTS again.
I hope you are having a great day and getting lots of warm cuddles and scritches. Hugs, King Peppino

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01/22/2015 12:05.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Gus
Thank you so much for the BOTD congrats. I was surprised to see myself up there.

Have an awesome day
Love your coach and friend
Tweety

Come visit me, Jedi say's Cheyenne's my wife. Happy New Year, Snowflake luvs Apache...Thanks for x-mas BOTD !!!, Tweety luvs Princess...Thank you for BOTD & Panther luvs Coconut...Happy Valentines.

01/22/2015 11:48.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Gus
I hope the folks had fun and saw a good movie.
We saw a bit of a warm up today, but the driveway is still icy in spots. Mom salted it this morning before she went to the museum. She had a tour with Kindergarten kids today. The teacher in charge told mom that she remembered her from last year! Of course, K kids are like herding cats, but it was okay, only one tour today.
Mom is thinking of going to Barnes and Noble to renew her membership, but it depends on what time we're done with our blogs. We let mom know our priorities. If she doesn't get there today, she'll make it tomorrow, for sure. Tonight is cleaning the cages night, so we all have to be ready to rearrange things once mom has finished disrupting our beautiful work.
I hope you are having a great day and getting lots of warm cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Ice fishing with his pals, PEPPINO, Happy New Year, Everybirdie, Divo & Falco, Happy New Year Everybirdie!.

01/22/2015 11:23.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Gus--
Yesterday's snow didn't amount to much at all, but we're supposed to get some serious stuff this weekend...just in time to make sure the Moms can't do what they planned. Oh well, they'll stay home with us...all the better!

We hafta get ready for our time in the Kissing Booth that's coming up...we're not sure what's involved, but Ms BB said everything we need is there, so.......come see us after the 29th...

Lots of hugs to ya...

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01/22/2015 11:23.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Gus
It's a good thing your mommy and daddy made it home safely from the snow. Don't our families know we worry about them ???

Have an awesome day
Love your buddy
Panther

Come visit me, Jedi say's Cheyenne's my wife. Happy New Year, Snowflake luvs Apache...Thanks for x-mas BOTD !!!, Tweety luvs Princess...Thank you for BOTD & Panther luvs Coconut...Happy Valentines.

01/22/2015 09:38.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Gus
It's Sawyer.
Mom and dad went to see another movie. this time they saw Fury, the story of a tank crew. Wow! Dad loved it. He's really in to World War Two stuff. Mom liked the movie but said it was violent. Well, so was the war. After the movie they went to see their friend in the rehab hospital and took him more candy. He seems to be doing pretty good.
Today will be partly cloudy, with a high of 77 and a low of 49. Mom's going to work at the police station and dad is going to clean up the back yard.
Hope your day is fun.
Hugs,
Sawyer.

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01/22/2015 07:01.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning Gus & family, from Jenny
We have a very busy day planned, and it will cut into our BC blog time! We will be back at full strength tomorrow! Have a nice day dear hearts, and give our love to all in your happy home...

Love always, Jenny & our family

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01/22/2015 06:38.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Gus
Yesterday the parronts were out and about. The laundry was started and still cool out but the parronts wanted to see about reducing their cell phone bill. The company had called 'em the previous night letting 'em know about it. So, off to the store they went and were told there was 6 people ahead of 'em so a half hour wait. Mom stayed while dad walked over to another store (he was gonna go anyway) and mom was still waiting when he returned but eventually it was their turn and they did get their bill reduced by about half. Means more $$ each month for mom since she paid that bill.

Sounds like if the roads were just plowed and salted then perfect time to go out. Good your mom could keep her appointment as undoubtedly feel better after seeing the chiropractor.

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

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01/22/2015 05:30.56 AM Report This Comment  
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