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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
TGIF!!! I would like to thank each and everyone of you for your votes and support. What an awesome month we had. Time sure does fly by when we have fun.Thank you auntie Mary,Auntie Teri and auntie Gail for the awesome pictures. Thank you Kiddo for giving me this honor and thank you Falco,Kaji and Chyna for the nomination !!! I love you all!

Navajo code talkers conclusion
Recruiters visited the Navajo rez and selected 30 code talkers. One dropped out so 29 started the program.Many of these were young Navajos who never left the Rez,making the transition to military life more difficult.Yet they perserved.
They would work night and day helpingto create the code.Once the first 29 were finished,two remained behind to train future Navajo code talkers.
The program was successful.The entire Navajo Nation had 50,000
people.By the end of the war 420 Navajo men worked as code talkers !!!

I salute all the Navajo Code talkers and our U.S soldiers. Please say a prayer for our military. They work hard to protect all of us and our freedom !!!

Much love to all of you
Love Panther Your Cheyenne Chief
(Soon to be Your Cheyenne chief king)

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07/31/2015 09:53.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Norman
Happy Thursday !!! Did I throw you off with those questions ??? It was all in fun and games heehee !!! I did say I was going to surprise you...Raffi got every answer right !!! Congrats Raffi!

In honor of our U.S military...Today I'm going to talk about Navajo Code Talkers. They are from the Navajo nation...

In U.S history the things that happened to us Native Americans were tragic.Invaders and settlers took most of our lands and misunderstood our culture and killed us in the thousands.
Then during World War 2 ,the U.S goverment needed our Navajo Brothers to help.And though they suffered greatly from this same government our Navajo brothers proudly answered the call to duty.

Communication is very essential during any War.
Codes were often used,but broken.In 1942 a man named Philip Jonhston thought of a code that would be un breakable by the enemy.
A code based on the Navajo Language...

Be here for the conclusion tommorow...
Thank you for your votes
Love
Panther

PS Watch wind talkers starring Nicholas Cage.Awesome movie about the Navajo code talkers !!!

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07/30/2015 08:40.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Norman
Happy Humpday !!!

My skin sis is once again typing for me while I sit on my mommy's shoulder and dictate.
My mommy's really strong and healing well from her surgery...
I'm glad you liked my blog to you yesterday.
Truthfully I wasn't sure how a lot of you would respond to it !!! The response was awesome !!! Today I'm taking you to school. It's all about questions and answers.

What color represents death ???
What color represents life ???
What color represents power ???

Who is MAH-HEY-YOH ???
What are the four directions ???
What is sage and cedar used for and how is it used ???

What are the different catagories in Powwow dancing ???

Whats the difference between traditional Powwows and non traditional Powwows ???

What two types of Powwows are there ???

Why do we have a special day for our Elders ???

At what age does a boy become a warrior ???

What reservation do we come from and where is it ???

Who are those awesome birds in my photo gallery ???

Who is that boy dancing in a Powwow ???

What is the favorite food of all Native American tribes ???

Put on your thinking caps and give me your answers.

Tomorrow I will be starting an awesome blog for all of you.

Thank you for your votes
Love Panther

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07/29/2015 10:40.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Norman
I like your profile picture buddy. You the man !!!

Wow what a small world this is !!! Did you know that my daddy is full blooded Acoma Pueblo ??? My mommy is full blooded Northern Cheyenne.
They actually met at the Gathering of Nations Powwow and fell in love. After they got married my mommy went to live on the Acoma rez with my daddy and his family. My daddy is from the wild turkey clan and my skin uncle is a clown medicine man on the Acoma rez. My mommy has also won three blue ribbons in the New Mexico state fair in Albuqurque in Indian arts and crafts...

We love New Mexico green chili. We can't get it over here. Does McDonalds still serve green chili in their hamburgers ??? My mommy misses that alot !!! She also misses going to Hatch New Mexico and bringing home roasted green chili.And god fathers pizza with the green chili was always a must have for her !!!

Happy Tuesday !!!

The puter is fixed for now and my skin sis will be typing my blogs for me as I dictate to her while I'm sitting on my mommys shoulder preening my mommy's hair.

Thank you all for sending your heart felt prayers and get well wishes to my mommy. The surgery went well and was way better than her last surgery. Now she's resting her shoulder and making the skin sibs do everything.Heehee !!!

My blogs will be short and they will get to the point. I'm trying to squeeze in as much as I can for my campaine and for you...

Today I'm taking you to a very touchy subject. Something most hoomans don't like to think or talk about but it's real and part of our circle of life...

Traditionl Northern Cheyenne Burials.

In my tribe the color white is the color of death. We use white when our loved ones go to the other side.
Burial clothes are made with soft white doe hide and the moccasins are baby soft.
The reason for this is when we all go to the other side we walk into the light where its all white and bright.When we arrive in the consel of elders with MAH-HEY-YOH we arrive being born again. Thats the reason why we use soft buckhide as soft as a baby's skin.

Black is the color of power and red is the color of life that runs through our veins.

When a tribal member or loved one goes to the other side we bathe them for their journey and bless them. We mourn for four days and nights, Some of us may cut ourselfs to ease the pain of the loss and some of us cut our hair to ease the pain of our loss. In my tribe long hair is an honor to have especially with the men.

After four day's and nights of mounrning we bury our departed one sitting up so when they arrive in the counsel of elders they will be sitting in the sacred circle with them. Mah-Hey-Yoh will then judge the our departed who has moved on to the other side.

Our tribal medicine man and holy man will then pray for four day's and nights. After they recieve thier answer they will tell us which consel or departed ones will go into.All of our departed will forever be happy and not suffer. We will then

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07/28/2015 09:47.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Norman
Kiddo here, filling in for my frother in feathers, Panther. His mom called and their puter is still down, so I am using his log on to continue his campaign for him at least for today and tomorrow when his mom is going in for her surgery. She thinks she will be back to blogging the day after that, but my mom had the same surgery and says she is smoking something funny in her peace pipe if she thinks she will be up to blogging that quick! We shall see.

Anyway Panther has had such an interesting campaign for us this month with a lot to learn about our Northern Cheyenne Native Americans. He wanted to ask each of you what is the most interesting thing you have learned about them this month?

Thanks for Panther,
Kiddo

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07/26/2015 04:06.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Norman
Happy Saturday !!!

Today is a short blog cause I gotta get ready for tonights Gathering of elders Powwow on the milonga page...

At the powwow everyone must tay in the sacred circle. We will bless the circle and the grounds with sage.
We will also bless all our elders and powwow staff along with everyone else there.
At the beginning we have a grand entry and everyone will come out and dance.
After the first dance we will have innovation which is a prayer.

Our drum is a Northern drum with beautiful high pitched singing.
There is one drum big enoungh to sit up to ten singers around it.
The drum will be blessed also with sage.

Once all things are done it's Powwow time !!! Tonight we will be honoring our elders !!!

Don't forget the powwow is on the milonga page...

If you have not adopted any elders yet go to the Milonga page and do so !!!

Thank you for your votes
Love
Panther

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07/25/2015 10:39.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Norman
Happy TGIF !!!

Before I say anything I would like to introduce you to my second oldest brother Circling Eagle Bigfoot...He's the dancer on my profile picture. My mommy made everything he's wearing.
We all call him Eagle for short heehee !!!
Eagle is my second oldest skin bro. And on this picture he was only 7 years old. The elders in my family taught him to dance the right way.
He's a Northern Traditional dancer and being on the Powwow Trail all his life he started winning in Powwow dance competitions all over the US.
He is also well known and respected throughout the Powwow circut and Native American land.

My mommy went to Bank of America in Norco and she saw a painting of him on the banks wall.
It said young Native American boy. My mommy contacted the artist Francis Frazier who took a picture of him dancing and she said she had been working on painting his picture for many years and his picture traveled all over the U.S with her...
Anyway my mommy wanted to buy the picture from Francis but she said it was sold to a customer who wanted it. BUMMMER !!!
She told my mommy she would have given it to her...

Let me get back on track now heehee !!!
I'm going to talk to you about Powwows.
There is Northern protocol and Southern protocol Powwows. My tribe is Northern so our powwows we go to are all Northern protocal Powwows...

We have a variety of dance catagories such as Northern Traditional, Northern grass dance, Men's Northern fancy dance...
The women have womens Northern traditional buck hide or cloth dresses, Jingle dress dance, and womens Northern Fancy shawl dresses...

Some powwows are traditional and social and some powwows are contest and pay off with big money to the winners...

At Powwows we eat lots of fry bread and Native American tacos and chili stew. At night we are still eating frybread with hot coffee
or hot cocoa.
Every Powwow we went to we always met lots of powwow buddy's who stays our buddy's for life.
Some Powwows last all weekend and some over night.
Being there is awesome and magical with lots of love between different tribes.
A powwow with different tribes are called intertribal...

Thank you for your votes
Love Panther

Tomorrow I will continue with the singers and drummers at Powwows

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07/24/2015 10:27.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Norman
Happy Thursday !!!

Because of lack of time I have to make this blog short and to the point !!!

The Battle of little Big Horn... Custers last stand...

In late 1875 Cheyenne and Sioux Warriors were mad over the continued raids of Custer and his men going into our sacred lands and the black hills...

Our tribes gathered in Montana with great War Chiefs ready to fight for our tribes and our lands.
The following Spring two victories over the U.S calvary gave us strengh and spirit to fight on.

In the summer of 1876 was Custers last stand...
Custer and his men came to raid our camps and kill more of us.
Thinking there was only women, elders and children there they rode their horses into a trap !!!

As they approached what they thought was a camp with women, elders and children they got surrounded and out numbered by warriors from my tribe and the Sioux...

On that day only 60 warriors were killed and 262 men with Custer were killed in less than an hour.
What a time of victory it was for us !!!

History say's that Custer's body was found unmutilated and naked.
No thats not the truth...Custers body was never found !!! He was seen being killed. By our Warriors. But his body never found...
Some beleive that Custers body was put into a mass grave with his fallen men !!!
He dose not deserve a decent burial with honors and recognition.
Custer was by all means a coward and a cold blooded killer !!!

To this day the warriors have passed down from generation to generation. The sacred hat and clothing that belonged to Custer.
He was stripped naked when he died so the warriors could stake claim and victory !!! One of our tribe's are the keepers of the sacred hat...I can't tell you who because of the sacred vow of silence we made in those matters...

So the elders told us that's what really went down.Generations upon generations of our families have been told the real truth.
Trust me your hearing this first hand from real elders that were there and witnessed the battle. We are the real deal !!!
This is told the same way from generation to generation.

To this present day my tribe will go to the sight where we won victory over Custer and offer sage to our fallen warriors.
When it's quite we can hear the ghosts screaming out in the battle field and when we close our eyes the spirits of our fallen Warriors will take us with them on the battle feild and we can see things that went down that nobody outside of our tribes can see...

Like we all say History is a lie agreed upon. How do these so called historians know if they were not there ??? They just agree upon things because they don't know...They all guess at it and agree upon it.

Thank you for your votes
Love Panther

Don't forget to go to the milonga page and adopt some elders for Saturday Nights Gathering of the elders Pow Wow on the milonga page...

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07/23/2015 07:49.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Norman
Happy Humpday !!!

I had a change of dates for The Gathering of Elders PowWow...It will be on the milonga page on Saturday July 25th...Indian time heehee !!! I'll let you know what time when we get it set up.

Anyone who knows an elder or if you are an elder please go to the milonga page and leave the elders name and page number.

Also if any of you would like to adopt an elder or more please go to the milonga page and leave your name and page number and who you would like to adopt.

Because of lack of time I'm going to take you through a quick truth about the Custer and the 7th calvary battle. The blogs are kind of short but true.These are true accounts passed down from generation to generation of elders in my tribe and elders in my family who was actually there. NOT HISTORY BOOKS !!!

Eyewitness accounts of The battle of little BigHorn...

When the 7th calvary made their way to Native American land they came with one intent. Genecide ,wipe us out !!!
They would wait for the warriors to leave camp and go on hunting parties. Then Attack !!!

The Women,children and elders would always stay behind and wait.
Once they were left alone Custer and his army of killers would raid our camps with no warriors there to defend the women,children and elders.

Custer had no mercy on my tribe and family. Custer and the 7th calvary would rape and kill the women and torture them and the elders by skinning them alive and make lamp shades and tents from their skin.They would throw babies and children in the fire alive and laugh as they screamed in agony and they had the nerve to laugh at them while they went through this torture dying.

My great,great,great grandfather had told my family and tribe on how they could smell burning flesh for miles and miles away. By the time the warriors would come back home from their hunting parties the whole camp would be burned down to the ground and everyone was dead.

For many generations Custer was called a hero. Do you call that a hero ???

This is a heartfelt series I'm sharing with you and my mommy stops to cry while typing thses blogs for me as she remembers the truth that has been told to her and tribal and family members for generations.

When Custer and his army of cowards won a war it was called a victory. When any of the Native Americans won the war it was called a slaughter.

All this would lead to the Battle of Little Bighorn...

To be continued tomorrow...

Thank you for your heartfelt votes and listening to the voices of our elders...

Love Panther

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07/22/2015 12:38.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Norman
Happy Tuesday !!!

We had a total of three blackouts...I hope that's all over with...We enjoyed the rain so much. It's clean and fresh and SO-CAL needed it !!!

Today I'm going to talk to you about the Gathering of elders...

Almost all Native American tribes love their elders...
On my rez we have a special day for our elders called the Gathering of elders. We do this once a year to honor and appreciate our elders.
On this special day we shower our elders with gifts,food and lot's of love.

Our elders are like diamonds to us and without them our traditional ways and culture would be gone forever. They tell us everything that happened generations ago so we can pass it on and it never get's lost.

If our tribe has an elder with no family we take them in and they spend the rest of their life with the family that takes them in.
We make sure they are happy,well cared for and loved.
We never send our elders to a retirement home as in some cultures they do that.

We never disrespect an elder and we never talk back. They deserve great respect and love and honor. We love them all !!!

Tomorrow I will be posting names of BC elders on my page.

Please adopt an elder and give me your name and their name. You will be able to hang out with them on The Gathering of elders day that will be on Friday the 24TH...

You may adopt a total of four elders per flock or bird and the same elder can also be adopted by different flocks...This is in no way a competition. It's all about our elders and the love we have for them.
If any of you know an elder or are an elder please give me the name so I can put you on my page tomorrow.
You must be 15 years old and up. We are going by bird years not hooman years heehee !!!

After all it's their day !!! Let's make it a special celebration for them !!!

Thank you for your votes
Love
Panther

I will try to get their pictures posted in my gallery !!!

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07/21/2015 10:44.02 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Norman
So sorry about the delay. We had another power outage that lasted all day,all night and almost all morning.We got slammed with rain and my backyard had three feet of water in it. We loved it !!!
Don't forget to fly by the KB to join in Sky and BB'S wedding celebration. There's lots of good food and fun !!!

Trick marriage continued...

Kiddo tells his brothers Cappy,Pearl and Silver to ride ahead of him so he can keep an eye on them.

Kiddo follows his brothers back to camp and he goes straight to Tall Bulls lodge. Kiddo presents Tall Bull with his gift. Tall Bull asks Kiddo to tell him about his gifts.
Kiddo says a pure white mustang is sacred. I'm bringing back four of them to you to complete the four directions.

But most of all the love they have for each other is pure. And the bond they have as a family is sacred.I rescued them and kept them together. Everything is sacred and pure...

Tall Bull smiles and say's you did good. You also rescued your brothers from our enemies the Crow Nation.You are brave and honorable...

You have my blessings to marry Sweet Pepper !!!

Kiddo invites Sweet Pepper over to eat and talk.
Sweet Pepper arrives not knowing whats going to happen.
Kiddo makes her a meal and he watches her eat it.
When she's finished Kiddo picks her up and kisses her.
He then carries her to the front door of his lodge and both their families and the whole tribe gives them their blessing..

Sweet Pepper asks Kiddo what's going on ???
Kiddo gently smiles at Sweet Pepper and say's we are married. I tricked you by making you a meal and you ate it !!!

Sweet Pepper say's a trick marriage ??? Kiddo hangs his head wondering how mad she is at him. But to his surprise Sweet Pepper
Gives him a big kiss and say's I was wondering if you loved me. I'm happy cause I love you too !!!

The happy couple look out the door of their lodge and see Jen and Kacey smiling at them.

Kiddo's three brothers Cappy,Pearl and Silver are playing drums for them while everyone puts gifts in front of their lodge.

Kiddo say's this is a good marriage and we will be together forever...

Thank you for your votes
Love
Panther

Stick around for the Gathering of elders. Your going to love it!
I'll be starting tomorrow...

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07/20/2015 01:28.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Norman
Happy Sunday !!! Our power finally came back on but I don't know for how long...We are expecting more rain today and Monday. Hopefully with no power outages. We love the rain and we need it...

Trick marriage continued...

As Kiddo walks in the crow camp it's quite and all his enemies are sleeping. Kiddo looks around and starts planning on a rescue plan for the white mustang family...
Kiddo prays and asks Mah -Hey-Yoh to guide him and help him. There are hundresds of Crows there and only one of him. Being the strong Brave Warrior he is he walks around the crow camp with pride.

Kiddo say's to himself I can't figure this out. There's so many of them and only one of me !!!
Suddenly Kiddo hears three small voices whispering Kiddo help !!!

Kiddo looks around and he finds his brothers Cappy, Pearl and Silver tied up to a wooden stake. Kiddo quickly runs over to them to let them go. Kiddo say's why are you three here taken prisoners by the Crow ??? Cappy tells Kiddo we followed you to help you... In our dreams we saw you getting eaten by the Crows!
We also saw you in your sleep holding on to your medicine pouch asking that you get home safely so you can marry Sweet Pepper. Kiddo asks did you say anything to Sweet Pepper ??? This is a trick wedding.All three brothers say no.

Kiddo say's I want you to distract the crows and take three of their fastest War Pony's. I will meet you on top of the mountain under the hidden tree.Stay there and wait for me and stay out of trouble !!!

Kiddo sits behind the corral where the white mustang family is trapped.Cappy,Pearl and Silver jump on three of the crows fastest war ponies and call the Crows out !!! The Crows start to chase the three brothers into the hills. Kiddo quickly jumps on the white mustangs son and he leads the mother and daughter out of the corrals.

After they are out of the crow camp Kiddo opens his medicine pouch and throws clear shining stones in his brothers direction. The stones turns into a big shield and puts protection around his brothers so they can make it home safely.

Trick marriage continued tomorrow and following Trick marriage will be Sky and BB's wedding tomarrow...

Thank you for your votes Love Panther

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07/19/2015 09:49.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Norman
Happy TGIF !!! Trick marriage continued...

As Kiddo rides into the herd of wild mustangs he fly's like the wind !!!

Kiddo whispers in his war pony's ear and his war pony knows where to take him.
Kiddo can see his target getting closer and he jumps on a pure white wild mustang...And brings him back to his camp. Kiddo gives the wild mustang something to eat and some water...

After that Kiddo prays and leaves an offering to Mah-Hey-Yoh...
He asks Mah-Hey-Yoh for a vision...
As Kiddo relaxes his tired body he falls asleep. He's riding again with the wild Mustangs.

He see's a young white wild mustang in his dreams. The young mustang say's to Kiddo you have my father but to make your circle complete you must come and rescue Me,My mother,and my sister...
The young mustang shows Kiddo in his dream the crow camp...They are in the corral and the Crow Tribe wants to eat them !!!

Kiddo wakes up from his vision. Tired and weak from lack of food Kiddo's love for Sweet Pepper is so strong that he heads for the crow camp.

Kiddo ties the wild mustang to a hidden tree and leaves the wild mustang with his war pony...He gives them plenty of food and water and he speaks softly to them and tells them to stay where they are...

Kiddo smudges himself with Lightning struck cedar and prays for victory...

Kiddo walks alone into the forbidding Crow Camp where his enemies the crow walk...

Trick Marriage to be continued tomorrow...

Thank you for your votes
Love Panther

What does Kiddo do when he walks in the Crow camp ???

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07/17/2015 10:52.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Norman
Hello everyone !!! I have to make this blog short cause my mommy has to go some pre lab work done for her next shoulder surgery...

Trick marriage continued...

Kiddo wakes up with the sun...He prays and makes his offerings to the four directions...After that he pray's to Mah-Hey-Yoh to watch over Sweet Pepper and to keep her safe...

Kiddo jumps on his war pony and looks for what he laid eyes on the day before...
All the time he's thinking about his love Sweet Pepper and the day he will make her his wife...
Kiddo see's the herd of wild mustang their hooves sound like Thunder and he and his war pony joins them...

Mean while at home Kacey and Jenny confront their sister Sweet Pepper. They speak to her in woman's language and tell her the warrior Kiddo that you grew up with is on a quest. We don't know why...

Sweet Pepper looks at her sisters and asks is Kiddo going to be all right ??? Jenny say's why are you asking sister ??? Kacey say's I think she loves him but won't say. Sweet Pepper blushes and tells her sisters to keep a sisters secret...
Nobody can know this it's not proper for a woman to be forward with a warrior... She say's yes I do love Kiddo !!!
But he has not tried to court me so we can be married...Kacey and Jenny tell Sweet Pepper say it's Kiddos loss if he dose not make you his wife.
You are a very strong warrior woman and very beautiful at that!
Always remember we are from our mothers and our grandmothers warrior society.
We are Red Shield Warriors !!!

Trick marriages to be continued tomorrow...
Thank you for your votes.
Love Panther...

Stick around for Sky and BB's wedding on Monday...

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07/16/2015 11:37.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Norman
Happy Humpday !!!

Today I am taking you to Northern Cheyenne trick weddings...
A trick wedding is when a good and well known warrior from a good family falls in love with a woman...
The woman may not be interested in him so to save face in our tribe he will get blessings from her father and family to marry her...

Because of our strict tribal protocol a Northern Cheyenne woman from a good family may not be too forward with a warrior unless they are in courtship or already have a planned wedding.

But first the warrior must go out into the mountains alone and find something sacred and pure to present to his medicine man for blessings to marry his woman.
When he receives his blessings from the medicine man he will get one of the dresses that the belongs to the woman he loves and take it to the medicine man so the warrior and his wife to be will already have exchanged scents with each other...

Remember this is a trick wedding so she dose not know what he's planning.

There was a strong handsome warrior with many honors and from a good family named Kiddo...
He watched A beautiful girl named Sweet Pepper grow into a woman.

Kiddo loved this woman so much that he could not even think straight...
When he would go hunting he could not even shoot his arrow straight cause all he think of was Sweet Pepper...
His brothers Cappy and Pearl and Silver would always tease him.
They said laughing at him in their man's language that your going crazy over this woman !!!
Cappy said to Kiddo this woman does not even look at you how can she be interested ???
Kiddo was determined to win her...Kiddo tells his brothers that her father and family has given me their blessings...
Now I have to go to the mountains by myself and find something pure and sacred to present to our medicine man Tall Bull so I can receive my blessings from him...

As Kiddo prepares for his journey Tall Bull smudges Kiddo with the smoke from sage and gives Kiddo a medicine pouch.
Tall Bull tells Kiddo you must not open this pouch. You will know when it's needed...

Kiddo jumps on his war pony and rides off by himself into the mountains...

Kiddo rides for four days and four nights trying to figure out what is sacred and pure out here in the mountains.
Kiddo watches the wild mustangs run by him and figures it out!
Kiddo sets up camp for the night and prays to Mah-Hey-Yoh...

Kiddo prepares for what he has to do the next day...He is a strong determined warrior and won't stop until he wins her wing in marriage...

Trick wedding to be continued tomarrow...

What does Kiddo find that's sacred and pure to bring back to the medicine man ???

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07/15/2015 11:04.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Norman
Today I'm going to tell you the real truth about Northern Cheyenne marriages...
Our creator is the same as all creators... Marriages are blessed by our creator and is the same creator that almost every religion worships and praises...We all have our own way and our own names for god...We call him Mah-Hey-Yoh and other religions call our creator Heavenly Father etc.

Generations ago as the Elders told me we were considered to be savages and Pagans. None of that is true !!! We were a peace loving tribe and tried to avoid war...The warriors went through a lot to get married such as 4 days of fasting and going to a sweat lodge ,getting blessings from the tribe and family and going out in the wilderness for 4 days and nights and receiving a vision...

The women would also prepare for their weddings by going through a sweat and then exchanging scents from the warrior they were going to marry...

We did not have marriage licences and all the paper work. A real warrior doesn't need those things in our tribe. It'a all about the heart and blessings from our creator.

If you think about it the invaders came here to Indian country with guns and intent to kill...We never knew what a gun was until they brought them here.
Who's the real savages ???
And how can a piece of paper called a marriage licence be called sacred ???
Obeying God and receiving his blessings and working hard and suffering to get married is real. It's not a piece of paper.
Christians who I know agree that there was never a piece of paper that would bind a couple in marriage...

Even the trick marriage's were blessed and our Warriors did everything straight from the heart. There was never no lies...

All marriages were held in high honor and there was never a divorce or separation.
With that being said I hope you all understand our tribes ways...

Tomorrow I will be taking you to a Trick Marriage.
After that Sky and BB will be having a Traditional Northern Cheyenne wedding...

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07/14/2015 08:57.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Norman
Happy Monday !!!
Northern Cheyenne Courtship continued...
As I have explained to you before this is not research. The elders in my family and tribe have passed down everything I tell from generation to generation. I tell you how it was told to me. The history books don't even know the real truth of my tribe...How could they ??? They never lived it !!!

Raffi finds a beautiful place in our mountains. He once again smudges the Cedar branch and his knife...
Then he starts to sing beautiful songs to Cydney in hope she will hear them in her dreams...

He thinks of Cydney and starts to carve the Cedar branch. Singing and thinking of Cydney the whole time...
Raffi let's Mah-Hey-Yoh guide his talons as he carves.
When he's finished he see's a beautiful image of Cydney carved into a courting flute.
He puts his courting flute in his medicine bag and heads back home on his pony.

When he gets home Uncle Tall Bull is waiting for Raffi outside of his lodge. He welcomes Raffi back home and say's Raffi you must not ever let anyone see your courting flute.It's for you only !!! Other wise another man can steal Cydney away from you with one song.
You must sit outside of Cydneys lodge when shes alone and play one song to her. After that you must bury your flute in a sacred place where no one can ever find it.And when you go to the next world when you get old you must bury it with you. You will know when the time is coming. Now go get your woman !!!

Raffi waits for Cydneys family to leave the lodge knowing he can play only one song for her so he starts to play his flute for Cydney.
The music is beautiful and it seems like time stood still. When Raffi is finished he puts his flute away and sit's outside of Cydneys lodge waiting for her...

Cydney comes out and looks Raffi in the eyes.She smiles shyly and say's Raffi in my dreams I saw what you did to win me. You risked your life and your love is so strong for me you are a strong mighty warrior with honor...You suffered and prayed and fought for me....Your love is forever and so is mines...
You are the man of my dreams !!!
Cydney ties an eagle feather on Raffi's head...
Raffi let's out a victory cry and helps Cydney get on his pony...
Cydney say's yes Raffi I will marry you !!! I'm so proud to become your wife !!! Raffi and Cydney ride off to tell the tribe they are getting married !!!

This courtship is real and has been practiced by all the happily married elders in my tribe. Did you know that almost all Northern Cheyenne marriages never had to face a breakup or divorce.
Honor your marriage and you will be blessed with a long happy life together...

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Love Panther

Tomorrow I will talk to you about Northern Cheyenne weddings and take you where you never had been to before.
There will be two Northern Cheyenne weddings !!!

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07/13/2015 09:33.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Norman
Happy Sunday !!!
Northern Cheyenne Courtship continued...

Uncle Tall Bull receives the lightning struck Cedar branch and tell's Raffi I want you to get the sharpest object you can find and
bring it to me...

Raffi goes to his family lodge and finds his brothers Picabo and Jedi...He tells them he has to find a sharp object...
Picabo hands Raffi a sharp buffalo bone knife and asks why do you need this big brother ??? Jedi say's let me guess... It's for something to do with Cydney !!! Raffi's brothers tease him as he walks out of his family lodge and goes to Tall Bulls lodge...
Tall Bull brings Raffi in and he smudges the knife and cedar branch with the smoke from sage.

He tells Raffi go find the most beautiful place in our mountains and bring these with you. You must pray and make offerings for what you must do. Raffi ask's his Uncle what must I do ???
Uncle Tall Bull say's Mah-Hey-yoh will give you a vision.

Raffi packs his medicine bag with the knife,the cedar branch, and sage...Off he goes to the most beautiful place in their mountains he can find !!!

Raffi travels for 4 days and 4 nights completing the four directions...He finds a beautiful place in the mountains...
He builds a fire and prays for a vision.In the fourth hour Raffi wakes up happy. He had his vision and knows what to do !!!

Raffi finds a beautiful tranquil spot by the river and follows his vision !!!

Cheyenne Courtship conclusion continues tomorrow...

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07/12/2015 12:01.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Norman
Happy Saturday !!!

The Courtship continues...

As Raffi get's near the river he hears thunder...Raffi stops and leaves a offering of sage for Nonoma (The Thunder bird spirit).
Raffi asks Nonoma to protect him while he is on his Quest...

As Raffi approaches the river he leaves a sage offering to the four directions and asks them for guidance.
Then he prays to Mah-Hey-Yoh...And asks him to open Cydneys heart to him and for her to love him.
When Raffi gets to the river he leaves a sage offering to Mehne the water monster in hope she will let him cross her river.
As Raffi rides his pony into the river he hears a big splash !!!
Mehne sticks her head out of the river with red glowing eyes and says you cannot cross my river...I'll eat you !!! Raffi says please may I cross it I gave you an offering... Mehne says no !!!

Raffi sits by the river for a few minutes then he knows he must cross this river in order to win Cydney...
As Raffi steps into the river Mehne jumps out of the water and grabs Raffi with her large mouth...
She takes him under the water !!!
Raffi reaches for his war staff and he can't find it. He left it on the bank of the river.
Raffi fights and wrestles with the river monster and keeps away from her mouth.
Suddenly Mehne tosses Raffi in the air and opens her mouth so she can catch and swallow him.
Before she can swallow Raffi a strong wind comes and Nonoma the Thunder bird spirit appears flapping his wings !!!
Nonoma's wings are so strong and powerful that Raffi is blown back to the banks of the river... He grabs his war staff and throws it at Mehne...The water in the river bubbles and Mehne disappears...

Nonoma say's Raffi you didn't forget to give me an offering and you prayed and showed me respect. You are a strong and honorable brave warrior with good character. I will always watch over you in battle... Now cross the river...

Raffi rides his pony across the river and goes to the mountain of lightning struck cedar...
The sweet smell blows all over with the wind. Raffi finds the biggest branch of lightning struck cedar and he thanks the four directions for their guidance.And He thanks the Cedar trees for letting him take a branch...

Raffi rides his war pony across the river and goes back home...
He brings Uncle Tall Bull the lightning struck cedar branch.
Uncle Tall Bull says good nephew you made it back heehee...

Northern Cheyenne Courtship continued

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07/11/2015 10:44.57 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Norman
Here's part two of Northern Cheyenne Courtship...

Raffi walks to his Uncle Tall Bulls lodge. He calls out Uncle Tall Bull please come out I need to talk to you !!!
Uncle Tall Bull comes out of his lodge and asks Raffi why are you so upset nephew ??? Raffi tells Uncle Tall Bull I have blessing's from Cydneys father Sam and her family to marry her.But she thinks highly of herself and I don't know how to get into her heart and dreams !!! Uncle Tall Bull tells Raffi you must go to the other side of the lake by your self and climb up the sacred mountain and get one big branch of lightning struck cedar...
Raffi says but Uncle there are river monsters in the river !!!
Uncle Tall Bull says I know there is but I know you can conquer them !!! You must leave at dawn with this sacred war staff on your pony and come back with a large branch of lightning struck cedar...When you come back home you must bring the cedar stick to me... Raffi goes to his lodge and Jedi and Picabo are waiting for him...They ask Raffi how did it go big brother.Raffi say's I got blessings from Cydneys father and family to marry her.Now I have to go to the sacred mountain across the river by myself and get a big lightning struck cedar branch for Uncle Tall Bull..Jedi and Picabo say Raffi you will have to fight that river monster and she may eat you !!! Raffi say's I know...Jedi and Picabo laugh and say all this for one woman are you crazy ??? Raffi says I'm crazy over her !!!
The next morning Raffi jumps on his pony with his War Staff and rides to the sacred mountain...

Courtship to be continued...

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Love Panther

What happens when Raffi makes it to the river ???

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07/10/2015 03:11.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Norman!
Sorry for being so quiet last week! I've been having too much fun in the castle to come visit, LOL. I'm really enjoying it here. There is so much to do and see, and the food is amazing! I thought that today we could have a game night in the castle. The castle is stocked with all of our favorite games, and I'll have Lizzie bring us some snacks. Hey, why wait for tonight? Let's start the fun right now! To the living room! Hugs, King Jester Bean

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07/09/2015 11:01.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Nor
Today I am going to talk to you about Northern Cheyenne Courtship

There is a strong Warrior named Raffi...He has fallen in love with a beautiful Northern Cheyenne Woman named Cydney...
Raffi tells his uncle Tall Bull He loves Cydney so much that all he can see is her face everywhere he goes...
Tall Bull tell's Raffi you must do something brave an honorable to receive blessings from Cydneys father Sam and their family...
Raffi asks what is it Uncle ??? Uncle Tall Bull say's you must ride into our enemies Camp the Crow And take back our War ponies that the crow has stolen from us...

Raffi goes to his brothers Jedi and Picabo and asks them what should I do ??? Raffi's brothers laugh and say you must really love this woman to do something so foolish !!! Raffi says I love her more than there are stars in the sky !!!
Picabo And Jedi tell Raffi what to do...Early the next morning Raffi paints his War Pony black and he paints himself black like an evil spirit...
Raffi rides his war pony into the Crow camp !!! As he rides in he shouts out I'm an evil spirit and I'm here to kill you !!!
The Crow's start screaming evil spirit !!! The chief of the crows shouts out run to the hills !!! Everyone runs to the hills to hide !!! Raffi gathers all the Cheyenne pony's and brings them home to Cydneys father Sam. Raffi offers the pony's to Sam.
Sam say's Raffi it's not the ponys I want...I want a strong brave man with honor to be my son in law. You are all that and more. Yes you may marry my daughter Cydney...But remember my Daughter Cydney thinks very highly of herself.You have to conquer that battle...Sam laughs and goes back to his lodge...

Courtship to be continued...

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How do you think Raffi wins Cydneys wing in marriage ???

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07/09/2015 10:44.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Norman
Happy Humpday buddy !!!

Today I'm going to explain to you more about my Northern Cheyenne culture and traditions...

In the next three day's you will get to experience a very old traditional Courtship and a Trick marriage and a Traditional wedding...

First let me explain a few things about my tribe to give you a better understanding...

My tribe's Creator is the same as the Creator that all of you worship.We call him Mah-Hey-Yoh. This means the creator of the earth ,the sky's, and all living things that are good. He made all of us. We only have one god...And that's Mah-hey-yoh...

Many generations ago we had our Northern Cheyenne language and we all spoke to each other and communicated. Because of our strict protocol we also had a woman's language that only the women understand and a mans language that only the men would understand.To this day the traditional's use the same language...

We also pray with Sage and Sweet grass and Cedar...We burn it and we smudge our self with the smoke from it. Before and after each social gathering we would be blessed by a medicine man and they would smudge us.It was also used in healing and protection and blessings...

We pray to four directions for spiritual help.The four directions are North, South,East and West...That's why you see a cross on our traditional clothing...It represents the North, South,East and West...These are the spiritual helpers...

All marriages must be in the same tribal status. Such as the higher status of Warrior families must be within the same tribal status. The medicine clans are also in the status of the Warrior clans.

All marriages must be approved of by both families. Some are arranged and some are not.
Marriages are preformed by our holy man or medicine man. A trick marriage must be approved before it takes place. Without the bride knowing. This is where the mans language is used man to man...Heehee !!!
All Marriages must be honorable.And must be proper and the most important part of the marriage is love and commitment and raising our children with our traditional ways...

Tomorrow I will start with courtship. After that marriages...Then you will see who get's married !!!

Can you guess ????

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Panther

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07/08/2015 11:26.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Norman
I hope your having an awesome day !!!

Sugar the story teller continues her story !!!

...Quill Work Woman...

As Quill Work Woman and her brothers,Cookie,Tweety,Peppi and Hulk climb the tree the buffalo charges the tree and him and his Buffalo Nation start to ram it breaking off big chunks of the tree trunk.
The tree trunk gets weak and starts to fall apart.

Quill Work woman says what are we going to do ??? Peppi aims his sacred bow and arrow at the tree trunk and shoots the arrow straight into the tree trunk...

The tree trunk gets thicker and the tree grows higher !!! Peppi aims his bow and arrow again and shoots the tree in the branches and the tree grows higher. He say's climb !!! Then again he shoots his sacred arrow into the trees branches and it reaches the clouds !!! He say's jump on the clouds !!! They all jump on the clouds and watch the tree fall down. The leader of the buffalo nation sits under the clouds and waits...

Quill Work woman says we are on the clouds what are we going to do ???
Suddenly they hear the voices of BooBoo and Cori who are star people...
Come up here and join us with the stars...It's beautiful !!!

Quill Work Woman and her brothers Tweety,Cookie,Hulk and Peppi jump on the nearest stars.They see their brother who was lost for many years and he says welcome to the stars.

Our Creator Mah-Hey Yoh has blessed us so we will never have to experience death...

They all live in the stars now and are very happy !!!

This is the origin of the Big Dipper Constellation...
Quill Work woman and the two star girls Cori And BooBoo and her four brothers with their lost brother will forever twinkle with the stars...
When ever you look up to the stars you will see them smiling at you.This is why the stars twinkle...

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07/07/2015 08:50.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Norman
Sugar tells the second part of her story...Quill work woman...

The leader of the Buffalo Nation calls Quill work Woman and her Four brothers out !!!
The four brothers step out of their lodge with Quill Work Woman standing behind them...

The leader of the buffalo Nation says I have been watching your sister and I love her. I want to marry her and make her part of my buffalo Nation... May I please marry her my two legged brothers ???

Hulk says no you cant marry our sister, Cookie say's she belongs to the Northern Cheyenne Nation,Tweety say's she doesn't want to marry you and Peppi says please go away now.

The Leader of the buffalo nation is mad !!! He says how dare you speak to me that way !!!
I will be back in the Spring time and ask her again...
The buffalo runs off angry...

After the winter has passed and Spring comes in Quill Work Woman and her four brothers pack their belongings and plan to head back home to the Northern Cheyenne Nation...

As they are packing they hear the loud rumbling of buffalo hooves coming towards them.
The leader of the buffalo Nation calls out to Quill Woman and her four brothers...
He say's I'm hear once again to ask for your sisters hand in marriage my two legged brothers...
Cookie says no you can't marry our sister !!!

The Buffalo nation leader say's I'll be back to stomp you down into the earth and kill all of you.

Quill Work woman goes into the lodge and cuts a hole in the back of their lodge...
Suddenly they can hear thousands of Buffalo running towards them.
They all climb out of the hole in their lodge and Peppi grabs his sacred bow and arrow as he climbs out.
Soon as they get out of their lodge the buffalo stampede through their lodge and crush it...

With no where to go they run towards a big tree and start climbing up...
The Leader of the buffalo nation starts to charge the tree trunk to knock it down !!!

Part three of the story will continue tomorrow.
Can anyone guess what happens next ???

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07/06/2015 09:58.59 AM Report This Comment  
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HI NORMAN, I SURE HOPE YOU AND JUDE ARE ENJOYING THE DAY IN THE ROYAL CASTLE. ISN'T IT GREAT THAT JUDE IS OUR BOTD?

HOPE YOU HAVE A GRAND JULY 4TH HOLIDAY

SWEETPEPPER

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07/05/2015 07:35.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Norman
Sugar finishes her first story...
Tweety and Cookie are excited about the story and cheer Sugar on.
Hulk and Peppi ask Sugar can you tell us another story ??? BooBoo and Cori give Sugar a gift and she accepts...


*** QUILL WORK WOMAN***
There was a beautiful girl who was blessed with the gift of making beautiful quill work. She was also blessed spiritually having dreams and visions...One morning she got up and told her mother that she had a dream of having four brothers who are waiting for her...She made beautiful War Shirts for each one of them and decorated the war shirts with quills...

Quill work woman packed the War shirts and her belongings and gave her mother a kiss. She said I'm going to find my four brothers.
Off she walked into the snow. She walked for a hundred
miles...
She found a big lodge in the snow and went inside. Not being able to find her brothers. She unpacked the War shirts and waited...
Not long after a young warrior who was 8 years old his name is Peppi came in the lodge. He was happy to see her and said sister I have been waiting for you. I called you in your dreams...Quill work woman gave him his war shirt and it fit him perfect. He then told her he is a spiritual leader and carries the sacred bow and arrow...
A while later her other three brothers came in and asked Peppi who is this ??? Peppi said this our sister I called upon...
Quill work woman gave her other three brothers Hulk, Tweety and Cookie their war shirts. They fit each brother perfect.

Quill work woman and her brothers were so happy and she cooked for them and took good care of them. The brothers always liked to joke around and Hulk said I thought all big sisters that could cook are fat and ugly !!! Tweety and Cookie said our big sister is fine !!!

One day the four brothers went out to hunt for food while Quill work woman stayed home and cleaned up their lodge...
Suddenly she heard a loud sound of thunder and the ground was shaking. A buffalo stuck his head in her lodge and said Quill work woman our leader is in love with you and wants to marry you and become part of our buffalo nation !!! Quill work woman said no I am happy here with my brothers. The buffalo ran off to tell his leader.

Later that night the four brothers brought back food to prepare.
They heard the earth rumbling and then the leader of the buffalo nation was calling to them...

Story to be continued tomorrow.
Can you guess what happens next ???

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Panther

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07/05/2015 03:30.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Norman and flock
Thank you everybody for BOTD. I had a really good day though we didn’t realize I had gotten BOTD till this evening. Mom cracked an almond for me and also a walnut which I worked on for quite a while and got them both open so that was a prize in itself. Then mom gave me a new toy that I like to clean my beak on. My old one was looking pretty raggedy LOL. “Laughter is an instant vacation” Left a vote for you my friend. Your kissing cousin, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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07/03/2015 05:46.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Norman!
I am very happy and honored to be your July Bird of the Month. Thank you SO much for supporting me and voting for me all month. I couldn’t have done it without you guys! I had such a fun time going on vacation with all of you. We visited so many awesome and beautiful places, and did a lot of fun things. I’m so glad you could all come with me! Now it is time to relax, and you guys are all welcome to hang out in the castle with me whenever you want. Let’s party! Hugs, King Jester Bean

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07/01/2015 10:34.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Norman!
“Hello Every Birdie! Today is the last day of June, and my last Bird of the Month blog. For our last trip, we are going to be visit Tokyo, Japan. Our first stop is going to be the Imperial Palace. Let’s go!” They arrive at the Imperial Palace grounds, which is the main residence of the Emperor of Japan. They take a tour of the grounds, but aren’t allowed to enter the buildings. Next they head to the Edo Tokyo Museum, which a museum of the history of Tokyo during the Edo period. They see the life-size replica of the Nihonashi, which was the bridge leading into Edo, and they see scale models of towns and buildings from the Edo, Meiji and Showa periods. Next they visit the Shinjuka Gyoen National Garden. They stroll through the gardens, and see beautiful trees, plants, and ponds. It is very calm and peaceful there. After that they visit the Ueno Zoo. At the zoo, they see Red Pandas, Japanese Black Bears, Sumantran Tigers, Capybaras, and many other animals. Next they head to Tokyo DisneySea. They see the shows and go on the rides there, and have a lot of fun. After, they visit Tokyo National Museum, which is the oldest Japanese national museum. They see lots of interesting things there. After they are finished there, the visit the Tokyo Skytree. They head to the observation tower, and up there they have a lovely view of Tokyo. When they are done up there, they eat dinner at a yummy Japanese restaurant, and then head to a hotel. – Thanks so much for voting for me all month. I have had such a fun time with you guys! I’m so excited to see if I win! (: I’ll see you tomorrow! Hugs, Jester

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06/30/2015 10:32.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Norman!
“Hello Every Birdie! Today we are visiting Paris, France. Our first stop is going to be the Musée d'Orsay Museum. Let’s go!” They arrive at the museum, which used to be the Orsay Railway Station. They look through the museum, and see lots of art from the 1848s to 1914. Next they head over to the Tuileries Garden. They take a stroll through there, and it is lovely. After that, they go to see the Arc De Triomphe. The arc is big and beautiful. After they are done viewing that, they visit the Louvre Museum, one of the largest museums in the world. Inside, there is lots of artwork. They see the Mona Lisa, which makes Cookie very excited. When they are finished there, they take a tour of the Paris Catacombs. The Paris Catacombs are underground ossuaries, which hold the remains of about six million people. The tour is cool, but creepy. Next they visit the Musée Marmottan Monet. The museum features a collection of over three hundred impressionist and post-impressionist works by Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, Alfred Sisley, Camille Pissarro, Paul Gauguin, Paul Signac, and Pierre Auguste Renior. After touring through the museum, they head over to see the Eiffel Tower. The tower is big and gorgeous. They visit the second floor of the tower, and look down at Paris. It is beautiful. After that, they eat dinner at a delicious French restaurant, and then head to a hotel. – Thanks for voting! See you tomorrow! Hugs, Jester

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06/29/2015 11:10.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Norman!
“Hi Every Birdie! Today we are visiting Keystone, South Dakota. Our first stop is going to be Big Thunder Gold Mine. Let’s go!” They arrive, and tour the authentic 1890’s gold mine. During their tour, they learn about mining and Gold Panning from their tour guide. It is very interesting! After the tour of the mine, they visit the Mining Museum. The Mining Museum is a replica of the Tykoon Gold Mine build in 1895. Inside is the largest collection of equipment from gold mining in the Black Hills. It is very cool to look through. After the museum, they get to try gold panning. They get a lesson on how to do it, and they all find a little bit of gold. When they are all finished there, they head over to visit Mount Rushmore. They walk the Presidents Trail, and see many different views of the iconic mountain. After climbing a lot of stairs, they have a gorgeous up-close view of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial. They see the faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. After observing it and taking plenty of pictures, they take the trail back. After, they visit the Gutzon Borglum Historical Center, and learn all about the sculptor of Mount Rushmore. After that, they tour the National Presidential Wax Museum. They see life-size realistic wax figures of all of the presidents, and it is very cool. They take pictures with some of the figures, and Finnegan gives some of them bunny ears in the photos. After that, they eat dinner, and check into a hotel. – Thanks for voting! See you tomorrow! Hugs, Jester

Come visit me, Dobby, Grey Bird, Angel Devynn (RIP), Peatree, Bella, Jester Bean, Honey Belle, Angel Hermione (RIP), Angel Dudley (RIP), Pressie & Angel Weasley & Angel Jacob (RIP).

06/29/2015 12:08.19 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Norman!
“Hi Every Birdie! Today we are visiting Ontario, Canada. Our first stop is going to be the Royal Ontario Museum. Let’s go!” They arrive at the museum, and explore it. They visit the Eaton Gallery of Rome, the Sigmund Samuel Gallery of Canada, the Bat Cave, the Pompeii Volcano Exhibition, and other cool galleries and exhibits. Next they head over to the CN Tower. There, they do the EdgeWalk, which is a hands-free walk around the tower’s main pod. It is 1168 ft above the ground. It is a scary for some of them, but others love it! After that, they head to the Toronto Zoo. They visit the Tundra Trek and see Polar Bears, Arctic Wolves, European Reindeer, and Snowy Owls. They visit the African Rainforest and see Naked Mole Rats, Egyptian Fruit Bats, Spotted Necked Otters, and Speckled Mousebirds. At the Canadian Domain they see Canada Lynx, Grizzly Bears, American Moose, and Wood Bison. They also visit some other animals, which they enjoy. After the zoo, they visit Niagara Falls. They watch the beautiful waterfalls, and they are stunning. Such a beautiful sight for the birdies to see! When they are done at the falls, they head over to the National Gallery of Canada. At the gallery, they see lots of beautiful and interesting artwork and sculptures. They enjoy browsing through. After, they visit Casa Loma. They tour the beautiful place, and then eat dinner at the Terrace Grill. After that, they head to their hotel. – Thanks for voting for me! See you tomorrow! Hugs, Jester

Come visit me, Dobby, Grey Bird, Angel Devynn (RIP), Peatree, Bella, Jester Bean, Honey Belle, Angel Hermione (RIP), Angel Dudley (RIP), Pressie & Angel Weasley & Angel Jacob (RIP).

06/28/2015 12:05.04 AM Report This Comment  
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“Hi Every Birdie! Today is our third and final day in Orlando, Florida. We are going to visit Universal and Islands of Adventure, but first, I have something special planned. Come with me!” Jester takes his friends to a field, and there they see a large hot air balloon! Jester tells them that they are going to take a ride in it, and then have a breakfast picnic. Once they are all in the basket, it starts slowly going up, and up, and up. Soon, they are high up in the air, and it is a beautiful view. They float high in the sky for about 45 minutes, before the hot air balloon starts to head back to the ground. As they get closer to the ground, they realize that they aren’t landing in the field where they took off; they are landing in an orange grove! When they get to the ground, they find that a picnic blanket spread out with lots of yummy breakfast foods, and they get to pick oranges to eat with it! When they finish their picnic, Zippy and Polly ask if they could take some oranges home for their mom, and Jester tells them that if any of them want to take oranges home, they can pick them and they will be sent to the hotel. After, they head over to Universal Studios. When they arrive at the park, the first thing they go on is Minion Mayhem, a funny 3D ride. After that they ride Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, an awesome roller coaster where they get to choose the song they listen to while riding. Next they ride Revenge of the Mummy, and watch Shrek 4D. Next they go to watch Fear Factor Live. During the show, they host of the show asks for a volunteer who isn’t afraid of bugs. Cappy raises his wing, and they invite him to come down to the stage. On the stage, they have Cappy sit with a big hairy spider on his head for a full minute! But he doesn’t mind, and does it like a champ. After, they ride Men in Black Alien Attack, and the Simpsons Ride. Next they head over to Diagon Alley, where they look through all the shops, and then they ride Escape From Gringotts. After that, they take the Hogwarts Express over to Islands of Adventure. They enjoy the train ride, especially the Harry Potter fans! When the train arrives at Islands of Adventure, they get off a go to Hogwarts. They walk through the big castle, and then ride Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. Next they go on Jurassic Park River Adventure, and they get wet on that. After that they go on the Cat in the Hat Ride, High in the Sky Trolley, and Caro-Suess-El, and then go on the Amazing Spiderman 3D ride. Then they go on Doctor Doom Fear Falls, and the Incredible Hulk roller coaster. After that, they eat dinner at one of the small cafes, and then leave to go back to their hotel. – Thanks for voting! Tomorrow we will be visiting another state. See you tomorrow! Hugs, Jester

Come visit me, Dobby, Grey Bird, Angel Devynn (RIP), Peatree, Bella, Jester Bean, Honey Belle, Angel Hermione (RIP), Angel Dudley (RIP), Pressie & Angel Weasley & Angel Jacob (RIP).

06/26/2015 11:24.25 PM Report This Comment  
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“Hi Every Birdie! Today we are continuing our trip in Orlando, and are going to be going to Disney’s Epcot and Magic Kingdom. Let’s head on over to Epcot first!” They arrive at the park, and the first thing they see inside the park is the Epcot Ball, so they head inside of it to go on Spaceship Earth. On the ride, they visit through scenes back in time, and learn of Earth’s history. After, they head over to the Seas with Nemo and Friends. They go through line and then board into their clamshells, and are taken through the cute ride. At the end, they are let out into the building. They brose through the aquarium, and then watch Turtle Talk with Crush. They enjoy that, and Willie and Flitzer gets to ask Crush a question. Next they head over to Journey into Imagination with Figment. After that, they walk around the worlds. They visit Mexico, China, Norway, and the other places. Next they head to the Land Pavilion, where they ride Soarin’ and Living with the Land. After that, they go on Mission Space, and Test Track. After that, they decide to leave Epcot and go to Magic Kingdom. So they head over to the Transportation and Ticket Center, and take a monorail over to the Magic Kingdom. They arrive at the park, and walk down Main Street USA. First, they head over to Tomorrowland, and they ride the People Mover. Next they visit the Carousel of Progress, which Jester says is one of his mom’s favorites. By the time it is finished, they are all singing “It’s a great big beautiful tomorrow….” They visit the Monster’s Inc Laugh Floor, and they enjoy the comedy. Next they go on Space Mountain. After that, they head to Frontierland, where they do Big Thunder Mountain and Splash Mountain. Next they head to Adventureland, and the first thing there do there is the Jungle Cruise. They enjoy the boat ride and the amusing guide, but Cydney and Norman do not enjoy getting sprayed with water by one of the elephants! Next they climb the Swiss Family Treehouse, visit the Enchanted Tiki Room, and the go on Pirates of the Caribbean. They walk through Liberty Square, and go on Haunted Mansion, before heading to Fantasyland. There they go on the Dumbo Flying Elephants, the Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Peter Pan’s Flight, It’s a Small World, and they watch Philhar Magic. After that, they eat at the Be Our Guest Restaurant. After that, it is time to watch Wishes, the firework show. Then they take a bus back to their hotel. – Thanks for voting! Tomorrow we are doing something special in the morning, and then going to Universal and Islands of Adventure. See you tomorrow! Hugs, Jester

Come visit me, Dobby, Grey Bird, Angel Devynn (RIP), Peatree, Bella, Jester Bean, Honey Belle, Angel Hermione (RIP), Angel Dudley (RIP), Pressie & Angel Weasley & Angel Jacob (RIP).

06/26/2015 12:20.21 AM Report This Comment  
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“Hi Every Birdie! Today we are visiting somewhere I am very familiar with, and that is Orlando, Florida. We are taking a three day trip here, and in those three days we are going to visit the Disney parks and Universal. Today we are going to hit Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom. Our first stop is going to be Animal Kingdom, let’s go!” They arrive, and the first thing they do is Kilimanjaro Safaris. They climb into their safari vehicle, and tour the African outback. They see lots of beautiful animals, including Elephants, Lions, Giraffes, Rhinos. Next, they head to the Tree of Life, where they head inside and see It’s Tough to be a Bug. Next, they head to Dinoland. There they do Dinosaur, where they ‘go back in time’ to bring back the Iguanodon. Everybody enjoys it, especially Cookie and Peppino. They also go on the Primeval Whirl, which spins them and drops them. When they get off, they are rather dizzy. Next they go and see some shows. They see Festival of the Lion King, the Finding Nemo Musical, and Flights of Wonder. Next they go on Expedition Everest roller coaster, where they venture through the icy peaks of the Himalayas, and see the Yeti. When they are done with that, they head over to Hollywood Studios. When they arrive there, the first thing they do is Toy Story Mania. They have tons of fun shooting at the 4D targets. Gus ends up getting the highest score out of the group. Next they head to the Hollywood Tower Hotel, home to the Tower of Terror. They head through the line, and board their elevator. They go up, and are suddenly dropped down, multiple times. After that, they head over to Rock’n Roller Coaster. After waiting in line, they load into their Super Stretch Limo, and take off at 60 mph. They speed through the tracks, and on two upside-down loops, and totally enjoy it. Next they see Beauty and the Beast Live, and Voyage of the Little Mermaid, and Muppet Vision 3D. Then they go on the Great Movie Ride. After, they head to 50’s Prime Time Café for dinner, and then leave the park and head to their hotel. They are staying at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort. Once in their rooms, they watch some TV before going to sleep. – Thanks for voting! We will be visiting Epcot and Magic Kingdom tomorrow, so get some rest! See you tomorrow! Hugs, Jester

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06/25/2015 12:00.50 AM Report This Comment  
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“Hi Every Birdie! Today we are visiting Sydney, Australia. Our first stop is going to be the Museum of Sydney, let’s go!” At the museum, they see the Built for Bush, Convict Sydney, City of Shadows, Towers of Tomorrow, and other exhibitions. Next they visit Wildlife Sydney. They visit the Koala Rooftop, where they get to meet the Koalas up close. They visit Wallaby Cliffs, where they see Yellow Footed Rock Wallabies, Bare Nosed Woman, Blue Tongue Lizards, and Kookaburras. They visit the Bug Garden and see all sorts of bugs. Finally, they visit the Kangaroo Walk-About, where they see cute kangaroos. Next they visit the Manly Sea Life Sanctuary, where they see fish, turtles, sharks, and penguins. After that, they visit Cockatoo Island. Taz and Oz say that it has a wonderful name. They explore there, and then eat lunch. After, they visit the Sydney Tower Eye. There, they do the Skywalk. The Skywalk is 268 metres above Sydney, and they can see the streets through the glass floor they are standing on, and it is awesome. Next, they visit the Australian Museum and the Queen Victoria Building. After, they head to the Sydney Opera house, where they see the Anything Goes musical. Finally, they eat dinner, and check into a hotel. – Thanks for voting! See you tomorrow! Hugs, Jester

Come visit me, Dobby, Grey Bird, Angel Devynn (RIP), Peatree, Bella, Jester Bean, Honey Belle, Angel Hermione (RIP), Angel Dudley (RIP), Pressie & Angel Weasley & Angel Jacob (RIP).

06/24/2015 12:30.51 AM Report This Comment  
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“Hi Every Birdie! Today we are visiting Atlanta, Georgia. The first place we are going to visit is the GA State Capitol. Let’s head over there now.” They arrive at the building, and once inside, take a guided tour. During their tour they see the rooms inside the building, and learn Georgia History. After their tour, they visit the GA State Capitol Museum. Next they head to the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. The first thing they see is the Dinosaur Plaza outside. Grey Bird and Oki mimic dinosaur noises, while stomping around like dinosaurs. Inside, they visit the Walk Through Time in GA exhibition, the World of Shells collection, the Reflections of Culture exhibition, and some other cool things. Next they visit the Georgia Aquarium. Inside, they see tons of beautiful fish. They see Discus, Clown Anemonefish, Crimson Snapper, King Angel Fish, and many others. They see Beluga Whales, which Laka and Chyna think are adorable. They also see really cool Giant Pacific Octopus. When they are done in the Aquarium, they head to the Atlanta Botanical Garden. They stroll the Garden, and see gorgeous flowers. After the garden, they visit the High Museum of Art, and then the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum. After the museums, they head to Fox Theatre, and see the Sound of Music Sing-A-Long. They very much enjoy it. After, they get dinner, and head to a hotel. – Thanks for voting! See you tomorrow! Hugs, Jester

Come visit me, Dobby, Grey Bird, Angel Devynn (RIP), Peatree, Bella, Jester Bean, Honey Belle, Angel Hermione (RIP), Angel Dudley (RIP), Pressie & Angel Weasley & Angel Jacob (RIP).

06/23/2015 12:21.45 AM Report This Comment  
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“Hi Every Birdie! Today we are going to visit Honolulu, Hawaii. We are all going to have lots of fun! The first thing we are going to do is snorkel. Let’s head over to the Pier!” They arrive at the Hilton Pier in Waikiki. They get on a little boat, and are taken out in the ocean. Once the boat stops, they put on their masks and fins, and get into the water. As soon as they look down in the water, they are amazed by how clear and blue it is. They are in Turtle Canyon, so as they snorkel, they see beautiful Green Sea Turtles. They also see pretty fish and coral. They really enjoy it. After their snorkeling trip, they go to see the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor. It is the final resting place for many of the ship's 1,177 crewmen who lost their lives on December 7, 1941 in Pearl Harbor. After visiting there, they visit Manoa Falls. They have to hike to see it, so they start their journey across a bridge, and slowly hike up along the sides of the deep rainforest valley. The trail is gorgeous, and they very much enjoy their surroundings. After about a half hour hike, they reach the waterfall. It is absolutely stunning. They enjoy the beautiful view and wonderful sounds for awhile before hiking back. When they get back, Jester suggests that Peatree and Picabo should have a Hatchday lunch together, and they agree that it would be fun. They get dropped off at a cute little restaurant, and then Jester leaves with the rest of his friends. He has a special plan. They head to the beach, and set up a surprise party for their two friends. About an hour later, Jester heads back to the restaurant to pick up Pea and Picabo. They ask where everyone else is, but Jester ignores the question. They arrive at the beach, and are greeted with a loud “SURPRISE!” as they approach the set up. There are lots of colorful balloons, a big frosted cake, and “Happy Hatchday Peatree and Picabo!” is written in the sand. The two are very surprised, and thank all their friends for planning something so wonderful for them. Everyone sings ‘Happy Birthday’, and the two Hatchday birds blow the candles out. They all have cake, and then chat and dance on the beach until sunset. After, they all head to their hotel, order room service, and play games until bed. They had a very fun day! – Thanks for voting for me! Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there! :) See you tomorrow! Hugs, Jester

Come visit me, Dobby, Grey Bird, Angel Devynn (RIP), Peatree, Bella, Jester Bean, Honey Belle, Angel Hermione (RIP), Angel Dudley (RIP), Pressie & Angel Weasley & Angel Jacob (RIP).

06/21/2015 10:41.05 PM Report This Comment  
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“Hi Every Birdie! Today we are going to Austin, Texas. Our first stop is going to be Lady Bird Lake, where we are going to go canoeing. Let’s head over there now!” Jester and his friends arrive at the lake, and head to the Rowing Dock to get their canoes. They load into canoes in pairs of two, and head out on the lake. Things go well, until Raffikki & TiPaul and Cookie & Polly decided to race in their canoes. This ends with Raffikki and TiPaul getting their canoe flipped, but they are helped back in, and then they continue down the lake (with no more racing). When they are done canoeing, they head into Zilker Park. They have a brunch picnic, and fly some kites. After their picnic, they head to Bullock Texas State History Museum. They explore the museum, and learn lots of history. They visit the La Belle Exhibit, which is pretty cool. Next they head to the Blanton Museum of Art, where they see lots of artwork. Their next stop is the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. They see tons of gorgeous flowers. They take pictures as they admire and smell the flowers. Next they visit the Texas State Capitol, where they take a tour. After their tour, they head to Ballet Austin, where they see Hamlet, a contemporary ballet, based on the classic Shakespearean story of a young man and his incredible family drama. They really enjoy it. After the ballet, they head to a steak house for dinner, and then check into a hotel. – Thanks for voting! See you tomorrow! Hugs, Jester

Come visit me, Dobby, Grey Bird, Angel Devynn (RIP), Peatree, Bella, Jester Bean, Honey Belle, Angel Hermione (RIP), Angel Dudley (RIP), Pressie & Angel Weasley & Angel Jacob (RIP).

06/20/2015 11:11.51 PM Report This Comment  
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