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My mom always wanted a bird and when she came to the bird shop, I picked her. I was 10 months old when I got my forever home. After being an only birdie for 14 years, Mom adopted a new frother-Jude the Dude..

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Hi! My name is Norman

I am a Senegal Parrot from Albuquerque, NM.

Stinky, Doody, BIG CHICKEN

19 years old   M

Senegal Parrot

Grapes, corn, cereal, peanuts.

In the medicine cabinet, on the magazine rack, under my play gym.

I do not like the phone. The vacuum is pretty scary too. I growl at my grandmother.

She is my Mom, my best friend and my soul mate.

Loves shredding paper.

Small acts of kindness can fill a heart with joy..

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  HEY NORMAN
WOW 9 INCHES? IS THAT NORMAL AMOUNTS FOR YOU THERE? OUR SNOW AMOUNTS IS ALWAYS DIFFERENT. WE HAVE NOT GOTTEN AS MUCH THIS YEAR AS LAST YEAR AND LAST YEAR WE DEALT WITH THE POLAR VORTEX WHICH WAS SUPER FREEZING COLD. THIS YEAR ITS JUST THE ARCTIC BLAST.

PLEASE STAY WARM AND SAFE.

SWEETPEPPER

Come visit me, Digger Sept 29, 1998 - June 11, 2005, KACEY & MIKEY'S WEDDING PAGE MARCH 3, 2012, MAY 9,2009 THE WEDDING OF SWEETPEPPER & KIDDO, MAXIMILLIAN AUG 25,1992-MARCH 14,2010 R.I.P., SWEETPEPPER LUVS KIDDO, TIEL TERRORS BASEBALL TEAM PRACTICE FIELD & KACEY LUVS HER MIKEY.

02/28/2015 09:40.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Norman
back in the fall mom found a small sparrow that had somehow gotten its leg tanged in a bird house filled with our doggies hair mom clips every spring for the birds making nests. there was another sparrow tangled in it also and mom thinks it was trying to help the other one that was dangling by its leg. mom had a heck of a time getting the sparrows leg out and felt the sparrow probably broke it by struggling so much. once she untangled the one sparrows leg the other sparrow became free also and they both quickly flew away before mom could check for any broken legs. today dad had the doggie outside to do her business and called for mom to come out because there was a little bird sitting on the driveway. somehow mom recognized this sparrow as the one dangling by its leg months ago from the bird house. it sat there for a few minutes and looked at mom and then it hobbled away and then flew to a nearby tree. mom knows its leg has never healed but at least it looked in good shape considering its bad leg.

my fister Boo Boo, the rare blue bali mynah will be running for BOTM starting tomorrow and would greatly appreciate your votes. she will try and entertain you with interesting facts

love Cori and Boo Boo

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl, CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO VOTE BOO BOO BOTM 162724.

02/28/2015 09:40.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Love from Daisy♥
Dear Norman,
Mommy thanks you so much for flying to my page in rememberance of me.
Heavenly Love from Angel Daisy♥

Come visit me, Finnegan - Thank you everybirdy for your votes!, Daisy - R.I.P. - BOTW 9/17-9/23/07 & Miss Lucy Blue - Thank you all for your votes!.

02/28/2015 10:44.10 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Norman
we checked out the video and it was a riot. thanks for sending it to us.

love Cori

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl, CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO VOTE BOO BOO BOTM 162724.

02/27/2015 11:19.29 PM Report This Comment  
  HEY NORMAN
OH ITS GREAT TO GET A BLOG FORM YOU 2 DAYS IN A ROW. SO MISSED YOU. BET YOUR MOM HAS BEEN BUSY THOUGH.

WE HAD 3 INCHES OF SNOW THE OTHER DAY AND WE ARE EXPECTING MORE SATURDAY NIGHT. ITS BEEN SO COLD HERE, NONE OF THE SNOW IS MELTING. ITS GOING TO BE A COLD SPRING HERE THEY SAY. ITS DUE TO THE GREAT LAKES BEING 85% FROZEN ICE. IT WAS THE SAME LAST YEAR TOO.

HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND

SWEETPEPPER

Come visit me, Digger Sept 29, 1998 - June 11, 2005, KACEY & MIKEY'S WEDDING PAGE MARCH 3, 2012, MAY 9,2009 THE WEDDING OF SWEETPEPPER & KIDDO, MAXIMILLIAN AUG 25,1992-MARCH 14,2010 R.I.P., SWEETPEPPER LUVS KIDDO, TIEL TERRORS BASEBALL TEAM PRACTICE FIELD & KACEY LUVS HER MIKEY.

02/27/2015 09:41.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Norman
Thanks for the video link. What a smart Too. wonder how long the parront allowed that to go on. Think those were milk bones, a treat.
How are you doing? Has your weather been kind? We are having winter late, and mom is confused. More snow this Sunday--wonder if that counts as March coming in as a lion?
Polly

Come visit me, Polly; V4 Flitzer 260922 BOTM & Zippy; V4 Flitzer 260922 BOTM.

02/27/2015 11:28.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Norman
Haha, that was funny! That dog just kept eating what the too was tossing! Haha!
We were surprised to see Divo as Angel of the Day today. Thanks for remembering him.
Mom was at the center this morning as usual, and had the RVS room to clean. There was only one groundhog in there today, as well as that mean raccoon, and 5 bats. The good news about the bats is they are all in one terrarium. That's also the bad news! It's hard to keep track of who's been fed, and the white out was nowhere to be found. They all ate, mom thinks. They are so cute when they drink, too. Mom gives them water in a 1cc oral syringe, and their little tongues just lap it up from the tip of the syringe.
After the center she went to the supermarket to get us fresh veggies and to get herself some juice. Tomorrow she has raptor class at the center, it will be on medical handling for raptors, we think. They might redo the mammal handling class, which is great, since mom missed it. She also told them already that she would miss next week's raptor class because that's the day she helps out at Biscuits Bingo. Hopefully they will do something to make sure mom qualifies for raptor handling, since she's been doing it for 13 years.
I hope you are having a good day and getting lots of warm cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Falco

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

02/27/2015 10:49.39 AM Report This Comment  
  lucky furball !
thanks for sharing - what a hoot ! Mom watched twice !

Come visit me, Cookie - on the lookout, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

02/27/2015 04:08.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Norman
Thanks for the link. It was hilarious. Think that furball must love the fid sibling, heehee.

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

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

02/27/2015 03:51.11 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Norman
Love your profile pic!
It's so good to hear from you again. Hope all is well.
I will check out that video tomorrow.

Tonight we'll be down to -22 degrees. Dad has the generator ready to go ... just in case! They cleared the roads down to the ice, greyt job!! We should see some sun the next few days. Hurry SPRING!
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

02/26/2015 08:54.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Norman!
Cool video! That is sure one very happy Great Dane!

Your buddy,
Kaji

Come visit me, Kaji ~ Vote Flitzer #260922 for BOTM in March!.

02/26/2015 08:31.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Norman
Cute video that dog was in heaven.

Come visit me, Hulk Vote Boo Boo(162724) BOTM.

02/26/2015 07:18.52 PM Report This Comment  
  HI NORMAN
MOM WILL CHECK OUT THE VIDEO LATER. HOPE YOU ARE DOING GOOD.

HAVE YOU GOTTEN ANY SNOW DOWN YOUR WAY? THE WEATHER IS REALLY CRAZY AGAIN THIS YEAR.

SWEETPEPPER

Come visit me, Digger Sept 29, 1998 - June 11, 2005, KACEY & MIKEY'S WEDDING PAGE MARCH 3, 2012, MAY 9,2009 THE WEDDING OF SWEETPEPPER & KIDDO, MAXIMILLIAN AUG 25,1992-MARCH 14,2010 R.I.P., SWEETPEPPER LUVS KIDDO, TIEL TERRORS BASEBALL TEAM PRACTICE FIELD & KACEY LUVS HER MIKEY.

02/26/2015 05:04.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Norman
V4U today. My mom is so far behind in answering our blogs. Our weather has been just awful, and there's no use complaining about it, it's the same old thing. We just wish spring would get here soon. From, Mayo

Come visit me, Mayo, Dandy & Marigold.

02/26/2015 01:02.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Norman
It's Popeye.
Cute video. Great teamwork.

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

02/26/2015 08:45.26 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Norman & flock
V4U today. Thanks for flying by to congratulate me for winning Bird Of The Day. Seeing the royal portrait that Sugar made for me put a smile on my beak. :) Nothing new here. Same old freezing cold weather, and waiting for spring. LOL :) Have a good day. From, Marigold

Come visit me, Mayo, Dandy & Marigold.

02/03/2015 02:28.06 PM Report This Comment  
  hi norm long time no squack
Misery loves company, guess its cold everywhere. A messy storm today here. Thx for visiting

Come visit me, Molly-Palmer MA XOXO.

01/24/2015 12:43.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Norman
Thanks so much for celebrating my hatchday with me, and for making it possible for me to get BOTD. It brought back fond memories, going back to the castle again. It wasn't all that long, since TiPaul was there only a couple of days ago. We have been spoiled, and I am enjoying it immensely. hugs from Pepper

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

01/11/2015 05:49.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Norman
Thanks for the congratulations Norman. This was a huge surprise to me. I am getting close to getting 10K and am working real hard at it. I have around 50 votes to go... maybe you can help out for the next couple of days. :) It would be greyt! I asked lots of my friends but could not think of everyone nor did I want to ask too many, so as not to go over Peppino last month, going for BOTM.

Mom got in really late last night from dancing, and was so tired, I told her just to get to sleep - we will do my blogs today. Some dancers from other schools where Mom and Dad almost moved, were there and they kept asking for more special requests. It was greyt fun for all. Today was Pepper's hatchday and we had a small party here and Pepper did not forget to ask for a new toy, but Mom had one all ready for him. She told me that when I get into the 10K club, she has a new shredder toy for me - one of the big ones that I especially love. I had so much fun in the castle yesterday with King Peppino and all my friends who came to visit me and that includes YOU! Thanks again for all your support. Yesterday, being BOTD was a bonus to my journey to the 10K HOF club. I never expected that. With love from TiPaul.

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

01/10/2015 08:29.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Norman
Thanks so much for your support this past month. It's meant a lot to me! Please feel free to come by the castle any time and stay for as long as you'd like. I had fun with the campaign, and hope you had fun learning about Pittsburgh, too. Happy New Year! Hugs, King Peppino

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

01/01/2015 07:43.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Norman
It's almost over, and it's hard to believe! This month went really fast, and there's still more to see. Thanks for your support, I can't wait to share today and tomorrow with you.
Today we're visiting back in Oakland, the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Music Hall. My first 4 pics are the art museum, a piece of art, the grand staircase, the welcome center and sculpture court outdoors, and the Hall of Architecture, where the presepio and trees are set up each year. The Art and Natural history museum overlap territory, as the Halls of Sculpture and Architecture are beyond the entry to Dinosaur Hall.
The next 4 pics are the Music Hall. It's a gem of a hall, in the same building as the art and natural history museums as well as the library. The first view is from the stage to the seats, and the second is from the seats to the stage. The next 2 pics show the foyer, which is made of imported marble, and gilded metalwork.
It's a glorious place to hold graduations as well as concerts.
I'll be back tomorrow with the natural history museum and a stop off at a place that's near where we live, but a little out from the city. Hope you are having a great day. Hugs, Peppino

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

12/30/2014 07:42.11 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Norman
Thanks so much for your ongoing support!
Today we are looking at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall. This is located in Oakland, almost right across from the Cathedral of Learning, on the opposite side from the museum. The 3rd and 4th pics show the building, it's pretty impressive! The 2nd pic shows one of the statues outside the door, and the first shows an activity that was going on for Veterans Day. Soldiers and Sailors Hall is the only military museum in the US honoring all branches of service to the country, and in all capacities: active duty, reserves, and guard. The historic building has exhibits covering all conflicts the US has been part of, including a huge area devoted to Gettysburg. There are unique exhibits there displaying personal mementos and stories, military artifacts, and uniforms. The building includes, besides the museum, a concert hall that seats about 2300 people, a ballroom, and the Hall of Valor. As you can see, Pittsburgh has a lot to offer when you come here.
Hope you are having a great day, see you tomorrow. Hugs, Peppino

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

12/27/2014 07:19.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Norman
Thank you for remembering my frother Bailey. We still miss him a lot. BOTD on Christmas Eve would have been so special to him. He really loved Christmas.
Hugs
Chyna ... and mom Jane

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

12/24/2014 08:50.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Norman
Wow, this month is flying by! Thanks again for your votes.
Today we're going back to the aviary. They do a free flight show with scarlet macaws which is really impressive. They are magnificent in flight! They also have bald eagles in a habitat, right next to the Stellar's Sea eagles. I messed up my shots, the first one is the Stellar's, and the third one is the bald eagle enclosure. They are both outside, with netting on the top of their enclosures. The second pic is a part of the wetlands exhibit. You may notice among the flamingos there is a roseate spoonbill. The wetlands is one of the habitats people can walk through, and the birds are all free flying. You can also pay to have a flamingo encounter, where you can go right to the edge of the water, feed them, and learn about their habits. When mom did that, the guy clapped in a certain way that made the dominant male display and made them all walk and make noises. It was so neat! The aviary has grasslands habitats, as well as tropical forest, and now they've added an endangered room, where you can see some endangered birds, but more importantly, you can learn about what's causing them to be endangered. Yes, there are things we can do about this.
I hope you are having a great day. See you tomorrow! Hugs, Peppino

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

12/23/2014 07:14.01 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Norman
Thanks for your vote every day! I love hearing from you.
Today we are going to visit the National Aviary located right here in Pittsburgh. We will spend at least 2 days here, because it's one of mom's favorite spots. The 4th picture just shows the building, but it's when you get inside that it gets colorful and interesting. The thire picture shows lories, and twice a day they allow the public to enter their enclosure and offer them nectar. It's so neat to have the birds land on you and drink nectar from your container! The second pic shows part of the tropical forest area. Can you guess the bird? It's a pigeon! Isn't it gorgeous? The aviary has many habitats, and the penguin in the first picture is showing one of them. It's a temperate zone penguin, so it can live outdoors all year round here. The aviary has feeding times that people can watch with the penguins too. They have produced chicks last year and this year, as well.
Tomorrow we'll see more of the aviary, its habitats, and learn a bit more about the birds housed there and their programs. See you then, hope you are having a great day! Hugs, Peppino

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

12/22/2014 12:48.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Norman
Hi, and thanks for your daily visits and votes!
Today we are still downtown, very near the holiday square that we visited yesterday. The buildings and surrounding areas make up PPG Place. The skyscrapers are glass, and pretty impressive, but they have an ice skating rink set up outside right now in the plaza, you can see it with the tree up in my 5th pic. The 6th pic is without the tree, taken later in the winter. The 3rd and 4th pics show the buildings, and the first two pics show an interior space in the main building called the Wintergarden. It's a big, airy open space. Right now there are gingerbread houses in with the plants, but mom's pics are older. They decorate for Christmas every year, too.
I hope you are having a great day, and hope to see you tomorrow! Hugs, Peppino

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

12/20/2014 02:23.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Norman
Thanks for your continuing votes! I love hearing from you every day, too.
Today we are taking some public transportation! Not your common bus, subway, or trolley, but the INCLINE! (Pittsburgh does have the trolleys, buses, and a little subway system as well.) For anyone not from around here, the inclines are a way to get from downtown to either Mount Washington or the South Side, depending on which one you take. The first 2 shots are the Duquesne Incline, which goes up from Station Square in town to Mount Washington, a neighborhood of Pittsburgh that offers spectacular views of the downtown area. The next 2 are the Monongahela (or Mon) incline, which goes to the slopes of the South Side of the city. Believe it or not, there used to be public steps every bit as steep as the inclines are, where steelworkers and glassworkers would climb from their jobs to their homes. Imagine going up a couple hundred steps after a long day in the mill!
The inclines were originally used for that same purpose, but today they are mostly a tourist attraction, although some folks still park up there and ride to town because parking is cheaper on the hills. If you are a senior citizen, you ride for free, the same as all the public transportation in the city.
I hope you are having a fun day today and getting some sun. It's cold and kind of snowy here. Hugs, Peppino

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

12/18/2014 11:24.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Norman
I like your Santa hat!
Thanks for stopping by again! I appreciate each blog and vote, and of course, all the hugs, too.
Today we're going to do everything Heinz! You may have noticed that Pittsburgh has some recurring names to things, Carnegie, Frick, Mellon, Heinz...
So the Heinz family built the Heinz plant on the North Side of the city, and they made 57 varieties of things, including Heinz Ketchup. (They also gave PA a great senator, John Heinz, who passed away at a young age.) Anyway, they have given a lot back to the city, so going from the last new pics (5&6) to the first they are 2 shots of Heinz Chapel. This is a nondenominational church located on the University of Pittsburgh campus, very close to the Cathedral of Learning (and the museum). One of mom's nieces got married there, it's a very popular place for weddings.
There are both exterior and interior views. The next 2 pics(3&4) are at Heinz field, the Great Hall. This is where the several Vince Lombardi trophies and super bowl rings, as well as lots of other Steeler memorabilia, are shown. It's like its own museum. The first 2 pics are the Heinz plant and the pickle pin!
When mom was young, Heinz plant tours were popular for kids. Her class toured the plant, and each kid was given a pickle pin at the end of the tour. They must have given out millions of pickle pins in their time here. Today the plant is owned by DelMonte, and lots of the stuff isn't made here any more, but the building still stands.
And we've seen Heinz Field and the Heinz History Museum already. So that's all things Heinz in our area! Thanks for reading, and hope you have a lovely day, and get lots of attention.
BTW, did you see the parrots singing carols on the new newsletter? They are really fun to watch. Hugs, Peppino

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

12/16/2014 11:46.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Thank you for the Congrats Norman!
Thank you for the congrats on BOTD Norman! You are a cute birdie!

Love,

Beenie, Baby, Mommy

Come visit me, Baby & Beenie.

12/15/2014 10:46.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Norman and Jude
Jules says as he walks down the shuttle ramp. 'I wanted to thank you for sharing my BOTD on the first with me. Char didn't even know I'd been BOTD with all the computer trouble lately and other things so that's why I haven't been by. Silly woman, why'd she think all us birds were gone for a whole day? Well, most of us, Sophie kept her busy. But really....humans! So since she said I could go thank everybird for sharing my day, Ipo and Pimer said they'd take me around in the shuttle.
It's so wonderful in this flock. I don't have to worry about a glove chasing me around my cage and then when I bite being tossed into my cage. If I bite here I'm held close and told there's nothing to fear now. I feel so safe...especially if I squirm out of the hands and tangle myself in the hair. Oh that is such fun, until she has to untangle me from it all.
I'm sorry I must make this short because I have so many and it's been so long since the first. Char is looking at a rebuilt computer that is pretty cheap so maybe we will get one that doesn't lock up all the time. hehe
Gotta fly for now. bye' he says as he runs up the ramp of the shuttle and takes off for the next flock.

Come visit me, Shaggy--2010-2013, Ipo, Sidney ~~ALWAYS IN MY HEART~~6/1996-2/2013, Oatie Odette *Thank you for the honor 11/27/13, Sophie O'Too, Pimer--Thanks you all, Jules, Punkin *My Dearest Little One--5/23/03 to 9/16/13* & Makana *I am honored as BOTD 10-17-14* Thank You.

12/10/2014 10:27.33 AM Report This Comment  
  HEY NORMAN
YOU AND JUDE ARE GOOD BIRDIES AND WILL GET LOTS OF NICE STUFF FROM SANTA BIRD.

HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A GREAT WEEK

KACEY

PS; SWEETPEPPER SAYS HI

Come visit me, Digger Sept 29, 1998 - June 11, 2005, KACEY & MIKEY'S WEDDING PAGE MARCH 3, 2012, MAY 9,2009 THE WEDDING OF SWEETPEPPER & KIDDO, MAXIMILLIAN AUG 25,1992-MARCH 14,2010 R.I.P., SWEETPEPPER LUVS KIDDO, TIEL TERRORS BASEBALL TEAM PRACTICE FIELD & KACEY LUVS HER MIKEY.

12/08/2014 09:56.00 PM Report This Comment  
  HI NORMAN
THANK YOU FOR THE INFO OF THE ARTIST THAT DID YOUR PORTRAITS. MOM WILL CONTACT HIM AFTER CHRISTMAS. SHE WOULD LOVE A PORTRAIT OF US.

HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A GREAT WEEKEND AND GETTING READY FOR CHRISTMAS

SWEETPEPPER & KACEY

Come visit me, Digger Sept 29, 1998 - June 11, 2005, KACEY & MIKEY'S WEDDING PAGE MARCH 3, 2012, MAY 9,2009 THE WEDDING OF SWEETPEPPER & KIDDO, MAXIMILLIAN AUG 25,1992-MARCH 14,2010 R.I.P., SWEETPEPPER LUVS KIDDO, TIEL TERRORS BASEBALL TEAM PRACTICE FIELD & KACEY LUVS HER MIKEY.

12/07/2014 08:36.18 PM Report This Comment  
  HI NORMAN
WOW HOW WONDERFUL OF YOU TO COME TO MY PAGE AND CONGRATULATE ME. I KNOW YOU ARE A GOOD FRIEND OF SWEETPEPPER.

THANK YOU FOR COMING BY.

KACEY

Come visit me, Digger Sept 29, 1998 - June 11, 2005, KACEY & MIKEY'S WEDDING PAGE MARCH 3, 2012, MAY 9,2009 THE WEDDING OF SWEETPEPPER & KIDDO, MAXIMILLIAN AUG 25,1992-MARCH 14,2010 R.I.P., SWEETPEPPER LUVS KIDDO, TIEL TERRORS BASEBALL TEAM PRACTICE FIELD & KACEY LUVS HER MIKEY.

12/06/2014 10:12.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Norman,
Thank you. :). Mom was wondering why every birdie was congratulating me on being BOTD.

She didnt see the side panel of her phone which had me on it. Hahahaha!!

Come and join me for some great food, fun and frolic in the Castle!

See you there! And bring the flockily too!

Here's a vote for you.

Hugs,

King Pookie

Come visit me, Angel Sallykins, Pookie & Laka.

12/03/2014 04:37.03 PM Report This Comment  
  `Ü´ Are you ready for some FOOT~BALL???
A 3rd Annual Milonga Thanksgiving Bowl Game of … FOOT~BALL???

This evening … to be played on the Milonga Page (#165848)

8:00 pm Eastern
7:00 pm Central
6:00 pm Mountain
5:00 pm Pacific
4:00 pm Aleutian

Jake <Ö) may have been a “BAD Parrot”, but he says it well: “Be there or BE SQUARE!!!”


Well, the Defense still needs to know their jobs, so without any further delay, let’s get started with the Job Descriptions, Mr Norman!

Strong Safety – Generally lines up in the secondary*, but often aligns close to the line of scrimmage In most Defenses this Player lines up over the Tight End and is responsible for both playing the pass and supporting the run.

Free Safety – Lines up deepest in the secondary. He defends the deep middle of the field and seldom has man-to-man** responsibilities. A coach wants this Player free to read the QuarterBack and take the proper angle to break up or intercept any forward pass thrown over the middle or deep to the sidelines.

Defensive Back – A member of the Defensive secondary. Defensive Backs form the line of Defense whose job is to prevent Receivers from making catches and then gaining lots of yards after the catch.

CornerBack – Lines up on one of the wide sides of the field, usually opposite an offensive Receiver. Called a CornerBack because he is isolated on the “corner” edge of the Defensive alignment.

Defensive End – Lines up at the end of the Defensive line. The job of the Defensive End is to contain the Running Back on running plays to the outside, and rush the QuarterBack*** on passing plays.

Defensive Tackle – Lines up on the interior of the Defensive line. The duties of a Defensive Tackle include stopping the Running Back on running plays, getting pressure up the middle on passing plays, and occupying Blockers so the LineBackers can roam free.

LineBacker – Lines up behind the Defensive linemen and in front of the Defensive backfield. The LineBackers are a Team's second line of Defense. Each Team has two outside LineBackers.

Nose Tackle – a Defensive Tackle who lines up directly across from the Center. Also known as the Nose Guard, the primary responsibilities of the Nose Tackle are to stop the run and occupy the Offensive lineman to keep them from blocking the LineBackers.

Come visit me, `Ü´ Ruby Francesca Begonia.

11/29/2014 04:00.55 PM Report This Comment  
  It seems to me that it is MUCH more complicated to try to understand Defense than it is Offense! (But then again, I am a simple GRITS GirlBird, and unaccustomed to such strategizing. We are more frequently seen serving snacks and refreshments during FootBall Games. **TeeHee**) The drawings I have to support today’s information on the Defense eggsplain more of where Defensive Players can line up. The eggsecution of Defensive plays is much more involved than I could ever hope to delve into in this format. I suppose that means that the Defensive Players on the Teams in the Milonga Thanksgiving Bowl have a lot of improvising to look forward to during the Game!

It is my sincere desire that the information on both the Offensive and Defensive Squads has served to make your spectator participation in the Game of FootBall more enjoyable, and that it has been a help in preparing the Players for the Milonga Thanksgiving Bowl. It has been an honor and a privilege to research and present what I could find to give you more pleasure in The Game.


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


*secondary—the Defensive players who line up behind the LineBackers and wide on the corners of the field opposite the receivers and defend the pass. These defensive players, who are called Defensive Backs, are separated into Safeties, CornerBacks, and, occasionally, Nickel Backs (an eggstra Defensive Back who is used in some Defensive Formations).

**man-to-man [coverage]—pass coverage in which every potential Offensive Receiver is assigned to a particular Defender Each Defensive Player must stick to his Receiver like glue and make sure he doesn’t catch a pass thrown in his direction.

***rush the QuarterBack—use whatever moves the Player has to get a sack, or disrupt the throw.

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11/29/2014 04:00.46 PM Report This Comment  
  `Ü´ Greetings & A Happy Day After
Thanksgiving to you Mr Norman! I do hope your Thanksgiving was one of contemplation and appreciation for all the blessings you share with your flockily, as well as loving time together to celebrate all of those blessings.

As I mentioned several days ago, my momma and daddy were blessed with not only the very first Holiday Celebration (or celebration of any event or holiday) with EVERYone in daddy’s family being present, but also a several day long visit with my Grandma beforehand, and a couple of days to come still with my Uncle.

As a result, I have not been able to visit as regularly as I otherwise would have. But parrotsonally, I did use the contemplations of the Holiday to count the many featheriendship blessings that I’ve had in the process of this Quest for the Bird of the Month Crown that I’ve been on this month, AND the love and support you’ve all shown me in that effort. And I eggstend my most heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you.

For today I thought I would lighten the spirit of the Campaign and share a funny story. We will, however, finish up with our FootBall information before the month is out.

This is a story that I “made up” about my frother Jake. The originally disguised parrot’s identity was changed to reveal Jake’s NON-innocence. **GiGGle**


BAD Jake <Ö)

Jake joined The K Kritter Korral as the first Blue-and-Gold Macaw after fister Rosalie made her Journey to The Rainbow Bridge. He had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary.

Every word out of his beak was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity. Momma tried and tried to change his attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else she could think of to clean up his vocabulary.

Finally, Momma was fed up and she yelled at Jake <Ö). Jake <Ö), of course, yelled back. Momma shook him and he got angrier and even more rude. In desperation, Momma threw up her hands, grabbed Jake <Ö) and put him in the freezer.

For a few minutes Jake <Ö) squawked and kicked and screamed. (And Jake <Ö) screams LIKE A GIRL! **TeeHee**.) Then suddenly there was total quiet. Not a sound was heard for over a minute.

Fearing that she had hurt him, Momma quickly opened the door to the freezer. Jake <Ö) calmly stepped out onto Momma’s outstretched hand and said "I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I am sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions and I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my rude and unforgivable behavior."

Momma was absolutely stunned at the change in Jake’s <Ö) attitude.

As she was about to ask Jake <Ö) what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, he spoke up, very softly, and asked … "May I ask what the turkey did?"


`Ü´ Big Beaky **GRiN** `Ü´

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

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11/28/2014 06:12.33 PM Report This Comment  
  `Ü´ Greetings & A Lovely Monday to You
Mr Norman!

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°.

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11/24/2014 12:42.17 PM 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 12:42.09 PM Report This Comment  
  `Ü´ Greetings & OH! MY!! GOODness!!!
Mr Norman!

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 Francesca Begonia.

11/21/2014 05:35.02 PM Report This Comment  
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