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I WANT TO THANK ALL MY BC FAMILY FOR THE WONDERFUL DONATIONS & ESPECIALLY A EXTRA THANKS TO UNCLE CHUCK (DALLAS FLOCK)CALLING THE TROOPS FOR HELP. MUCH LOVE TO ALL
We rescued him twice from a abusive home, had paper/contract made and he is ours and can not go back to his previous owner plus his old owners got in trouble BIG TIMES. When we got him, he was in a bad way I would put his old pictures on, but they are really sad. As you can see he is a pretty pretty boy!
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Hi! My name is Cap'n Mac

I am a Blue-and-Gold Macaw from Lake Almanor, CA.

BabyBird, Goofy, Handsome Stud, Pretty Bird

15 years old   M

Blue-and-Gold Macaw

chicken, turkey, eggs, fruit, nuts just about everything that my Mom and Dad eats!

I like being on my perch looking outside and I love being on my Daddy's head when he walks around I also like going to craft fairs with my Mommy, she lets me sit on her shoulder.

I don't like woman cause my old owners the lady was always mean to me and slapped me. I also don't like squirt bottles or showers but my Mom still gives me showers and tells me its good for me, I guess she is right cause when they got me I was called a ugly bird from my old owners cause of my plucking but now I'm better thanks to my Mommy and Daddy

When Mommy or Daddy take me outside with my brothers and sister I also like it when Mommy graps my rear-end and makes me laugh

I like to do the "wolf" whistle when my Daddy is outside and people are walking they think its Daddy. I also saying hello whenever someone is in the living room
I also love standing on Daddy's head! I also like screaming for Mommy and people walk by thinks there's a child calling for Mommy. I also like saying "crap" but Mommy doesn't like me saying that - I wonder why?
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HUMANS BE NICE TO US BIRDS, WE ARE GOD'S BEAUTIFUL CREATURES ALSO!!.

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  P.S. from R ('>
Look at that, it was one year and one day ago that I last wrote. I'm slightly ashamed. There really should've been more notes from me in that span of time.

Come visit me, RaneBeau ('>.

08/17/2013 05:50.27 PM Report This Comment  
  WELL, Whadaya KNOW!!!
It's Cap'n mac and his goof frother Louie!! GUYS!! It's great t'hear from you!!!!!!

What a rockin' surprise. Actually I read your note about a week ago but I haven't had but a moment or two on the ol' BC (gotta share that BOTM vote) so your note's gone unanswered for way longer than it should've.

Really glad t'hear that all's well with the two of you. Bummer about the tail feathers, Mac, and Louie, the same for your chest feathers. Life's a real stresser sometimes, ain't it, and nothin' helps with the worries like givin' a feather a good yank. Hopefully things will settle down for you guys once you're all moved and comfortable again. I"m so sorry about all the chaos life's been throwin' at your family for way too long now. And so sad about Betty's passing and Tory's needing a different home setting. His heart must really be hurtin' these days. I can only imagine...

Life is bein' real kind to me these days. I've got me a macaw sister now; a Greenwing, believe it or not. She came here as a foster along with her Blue & Gold frother. Yup, I had me some company there for awhile that looked just like you guys! Elvis was adopted not too long after he moved here and then after he left, Reba settled right in and made herself comfortable here so Mom invited her t'stay. That wouldn't have happened if I'd been upset about her presence, but I wasn't. Reba and I get along great, even sharing a cage. She sleeps on the outside at night but roams in and out all day, just like I do. It's a nice arrangement.

This is so awesome, gettin' to chat with you guys again. You always were some of my coolest friends! I've missed ya guys. Take care and if it works out, I hope we get t'chat more in the future.

Your Pal,
R ('>

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08/17/2013 05:49.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Cap'n Mac
and Louie too. I'm stoppin' by to let you know I'm thinkin' about you and your flock and hopin' you're all safe and sound and a good distance from those fires I hear are blazin' away in your area.

With concern,
R ('>

Come visit me, RaneBeau ('>.

08/16/2012 08:53.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Cap'n Mac, m'Friend
Good t'hear from you early in the week. Sweet of ya t'drop by with Valentine's wishes. I did just as ya asked— I gave my mom a wing hug and told her it was from you. She says thanks so very much.

I'm so bummed about your dad not seeming t'get better. I look at his pictures here on your page and can just imagine how worried you are about him. He appears t'be your buddy, Cap'n. Maybe there's a turning point in his health yet ahead. I'm gonna keep wishin' for that. If your sweet mom happens to escape to your room for a private little cry, please, would ya put a wing around her and let her lean on you then tell her you're fillin' in for me there for a sec 'cause I'd be more than happy t'let her cry on my shoulder if she needed to... or if yours needed a break.

Sendin' you and the flock and family love and hope. And lots of it.

R ('>

Come visit me, RaneBeau ('>.

02/18/2012 12:53.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Capt Mac
That is so sweet of you. But, you don't need to send a card. We were just happy that the BC family could help. I'll email you soon.
Wishing all of you a very HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
Hugs
Chyna and mom Jane

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

02/14/2012 09:29.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Captain Mac
Well I have to tell you....big brothers are a pain in the vent too. I've got CLYDE to deal with. He's like a stick of dynamite! Drives me crazy! Maybe we should trade for a while. Bet you'd take your brother back in a minute! Ugh - cockatoo's! Mom always tells him that his egg must have been cracked. I think she just might be right! Here's a v4u. Birdie hugs, Bobbi

Come visit me, Clyde, Tiki, Buddy, r.i.p. 8/20/08 & Bobbi.

01/31/2012 11:17.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Big guy
thanks so much for stopping by to say hi. I love it when new friends visit me. Stop by anytime yer in the area. Squak.

Come visit me, Tweet & Squak.

01/25/2012 03:11.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Captain Mac! & Louie too, of course
Hey!! So ya like the new way I spell my name, huh? Cool. Ya know how it is- somedays ya wake up and decide t'do somethin' different and that day it was change the spelling of my name.

I had a laugh when I read that you chewed up the note your mom was readin' to ya. If that don't sound like a macaw, I don't know what does! And about that hug ya asked me t'share with my mom — no problem! Consider it done.

Love ya guys.

R ('>

Come visit me, RaneBeau ('>.

01/09/2012 03:57.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Cap'n Mac!
HELLO!! How are ya? Thought since I had a minute or two at the keyboard, I'd drop by and letcha know I was thinkin' of you and LOUIE and hopin' your fall season's been a nice one so far.

No big news from here other than the parronts did me a favor and built the smaller birds of this flock their own room so now there's no more worryin' about them bein' under foot. Their chatter and messy-mess is kept to their own space while us bigger birds enjoy the peace and quiet of our solitude. Ha ha... like we're actually quiet. Somethin' ain't right if it's TOO quiet, right?

High five to ya!
R ('>

Come visit me, RaneBeau ('>.

10/20/2011 09:31.01 AM Report This Comment  
  Captain Mac!
Great t'hear from ya, Man. My BC time took a major hit about the time your note came in which is why it's takin' me so long to answer your note. We went through a stretch there where the heat n' humidity were so miserable, the meticulous yard work was left undone. Once the temps let up, mom had t'hit the weeding and manicuring hard which meant no computer time for me. I did enjoy all the outside time though.

I understand your flock has had t'say goodbye to a long-time member... I'm really sorry t'hear that. It hurts t'loose a feathered family member... I'm sure you're doin' all you can to help your mom through the hard times. Give her a big ol' macaw hug for me, will ya please?

I'm glad t'hear your dad's got him a job again. That's a sign of progress right there, huh.

Thanks for stoppin' by my page, C. Mac. Tell that LOUIE "Hey!" for me, would ya?

Take care, m'friend.
R ('>

Come visit me, RaneBeau ('>.

08/13/2011 04:39.09 AM Report This Comment  
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  Cap'n Mac
Oh no. Not our little friend, Huey.

My heart hurts so much right now.

Thanks for coming by my page and letting me know...

R ('>

Come visit me, RaneBeau ('>.

03/15/2011 02:38.12 PM Report This Comment  
  (Ö> Hiya, Cap'n Mac!
LOOK OUT! Here it comes!! It’s SPRING!!! It’s a GAME!!!!
It’s … it’s … it’s … BIRDIE BAZE~BOL !!!!!

Are ya ready?! Are ya “in shape”?!?! Are ya up for it?!?!?!

Well, it’s time t’get th’show on th’road! This time around, Th’BazeBol Powers That Be are tellin’ us Team Cap-i-tens that we’ve gotta get MORE out o’ our players. So, it’s been put on my shoulders t’tell yas that … if’n ya think you’re not gonna be able t’be there for th’Team like they wanna see … y’oughtta think real hard b’fore ya say ya wanna play. Not that I don’t want all my great players back again this year. But I don’t want nobirdy bein’ told halfway through th’Season that th’League says you’re not showin’ up for games enough an’ I gotta replace ya on the team.

Now don’t go getting’ all scared about not bein’ there ENOUGH. All that means is that ya need t’be able to show up at th’Stadium either b’fore ‘r after some o’ the games with some kind o’ comment for your Team. An’ if’n ya’ve got the chance t’be there for warm-ups b’fore the games, or durin’ the games, so much th’better! One thing ya DO hafta do though is keep your BirdChannel Profile Page active on a reg’lar basis. No bein’ inactive for weeks or months durin’ the Season. But, all in all, some BazeBol chatter somewhere; either on the BazeBol Page (i.e. “the Stadium”, Page #123746) ‘r with your TeamMates, or even on The Team Page ((ð» MIGHTY MACAWS BAZEBOL TEAM «ð) #176509). Simple … see?

Alrighty then, movin’ right along! What I need from ya in the next week ‘r so is your decision as t’whether ‘r not you’re gonna be able to play this Season. And if’n ya are … and I’m assumin’ ya ARE … Mom needs a current email address t’be able to contact your mom ‘r dad. An’ I hear we all need t’pick new numbers again this year. You know … the one’s the Ump’s use t’play the games with. That’d be 15 numbers b’tween 1 and 12; repeats’re okay, but no zeros.

So, I’m countin’ on yas now t’pull t’gether an’ show this Birdie BazeBol League just HOW Mighty we Macaws are!!! We don’t have a lot o’ time t’be messin’ around. We may have some slots t’fill, an’ Spring Trainin’ is just around the corner!!! Get back t’me as quick’s ya possibly can. Yesterday would be nice.

AaaaaAA!! Scream at ya again soon!
CR Jake <Ö) Captain/Coach
(ð» MIGHTY MACAWS BAZEBOL TEAM «ð)

Come visit me, (Ö> Charles Riley Jake ~ AaaaaAA! & ..

02/17/2011 02:32.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cap'n Mac
Wow wouldn't that be awesome if my mom could come out there and meet your mom? You sure are far away. Mom and Dad got home from Texas a couple of weeks ago and they drove straight through. It took them from 6:45 on a Monday morning and they got home at 1pm on Tuesday. The parronts were sick for 2 days! They're gettin' too old to play those games. Of course I was glad to see her home earlier than expected though. Mom leaves for FL in the morning and has 2 back to back shows. The next in SC. Back to being a gypsy again. What a life! Leaving you a vote best bud! Birdie hugs, Bobbi

Come visit me, Clyde, Tiki, Buddy, r.i.p. 8/20/08 & Bobbi.

02/08/2011 05:57.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Capn Mac & Louie!
How's the weather out there? The snow missed us this time. The temps were too warm so all it's doing is raining. I was really hoping for some snow. I was going to stick (white) Clyde outside and have him get lost! Mom would have had to search for the black beak! That bird is annoying, I tell ya. I might have to take a trip out to your place just to get away from him for awhile! Here's a v4u. Birdie hugs, Bobbi

Come visit me, Clyde, Tiki, Buddy, r.i.p. 8/20/08 & Bobbi.

02/02/2011 06:12.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello My Dear Friends!
(I'm talkin' to you AND Louie here.) It was great t'hear from ya. Always good t'know my fellow macaw-friends are fairin' well and enjoyin' life. Got lots of snow at your way? Not much here. Don't hardly look like winter at the moment, though the grass is rather a dull shade of brown. Whatya keepin' yourselves busy with this time of year? I've been doin' my usual; playin' inside a box that's on the floor behind the door. It's a small box this year seein' as a larger one don't let the door open very far and we do need Mom t'be able to get in and out. We rather like her company not t'mention the food she brings in. Today it was pomegranate, cantaloup, red grapes, and blueberries (of the frozen kind). I suggested she spend the afternoon baking some birdie muffins but then she offered to type for me on the BC so I said it was okay if we made muffins later.

Good t'hear from ya. You all take care!
R ('>

Come visit me, RaneBeau ('>.

01/09/2011 02:29.17 PM Report This Comment  
  .;i;. Merry Christmas .;i;.
To you and your whole flock; here's wishin' you the best of everything!

R ('>

Come visit me, RaneBeau ('>.

12/26/2010 12:01.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Cap'n Mac!
Long time no squawk! I love my human but I sure wish she could figure out how to get me back on the BC like the good ol' days. How's life treatin' you and Louie-Guy? Bet it's downright chilly at your place already. I hear it's pretty brisk outside at mine. I've not been out now for nearly a week. Can a bird get cabin fever in that short a time? I say YES.

I've got some news. I'm no longer the only macaw in the house. Nope! I now have me a GW friend. Yuppers. There for a while I was even keepin' company with a blue & gold like yourself. The bird club mom's a member of got a call about five birds needing to go into the foster program. My mom offered to take in the two macaws. It was somethin', me between a smaller bird and a bigger bird. With about six weeks of concentrated training, the B&G learned to step up on a stick for transport. He was good about being handled but didn't much care for playing nice with other birds. He went to a home where he's the only large bird. But the red-head, she's been invited t'stay here with me seein' as I rather like the girl. Mom always said I'd be the only macaw 'cause she didn't figure I'd be crazy about the idea of sharin' mom-time, but it turns out I don't mind at all. In fact, if I see mom holdin' Reba, I clomp my way over, stand on her feet and join the love-fest.

Hopin' everything's awesome at your place!
Say 'Hi' t'Louie for me, would ya?

R ('>

Come visit me, RaneBeau ('>.

11/04/2010 12:02.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Capn Mac
Well mom did get her points back thank goodness! I saw her ears turn red she was so mad that she lost them! Haven't heard from Rocky's family lately although mom has tried to email them. We are keeping them in our prayers also. I sure hope things settle down for them soon. Stay well and "hi" to the flockily. Birdie hugs, Bobbi

Come visit me, Clyde, Tiki, Buddy, r.i.p. 8/20/08 & Bobbi.

10/01/2010 09:23.11 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Capn Mac & Louie
My mom and I are LIVID right now. Mom has been doing lots of shows recently. We hadn't been on BC for about a month and now I see ALL MY POINTS were deleted! My mom had over 96,000 points! Please pass along the information. Maybe somebody knows why? We weren't warned, notified or anything! Catch you later.....Bobbi

Come visit me, Clyde, Tiki, Buddy, r.i.p. 8/20/08 & Bobbi.

09/23/2010 10:22.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Cap'n Mac!
Boy, ya caught me on a good day... the one day I've gotten the chance t'write in about a MONTH. I'm tellin' ya, Man, things have really gone t'pot around here as far as BC privileges go. Stinks t'high Heavens. I trust since ya flew by t'say "Hi" that all's well with you and Louie and the rest of the flock. That's good. That's good. Glad t'be able to assume that. Life's good here. Keepin' myself out of trouble and in mom's good graces which makes for a pretty good life. I've got no complaints, if that tells ya anything. Spent a lot of time outdoors in my remodeled parrot pen this summer. Mom had this idea to take last year's four-sided model and add a fifth, making it into our very own Illinois pentagon. I was impressed with how much more space it gave us to stretch our wings and move around. With cooler days just around the corner here, I'm making a point of enjoying every last balmy hour left to the season. It's going to positively seem boring t'have t'stay in the house all day come chilly fall and freezing winter. Bummer for me, huh?! Bet you guys are already feelin' the chill there.

Thanks for flyin' by. Great t'hear from ya. Good t'chat with ya.
R ('>

Come visit me, RaneBeau ('>.

09/21/2010 06:17.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Capn' Mac & Louie
SO you like the head dress, heh? Since mom always wraps me up in a towel after my bath and calls me a "babuska" (whatever that is!), I thought the towel on the head would be appropriate! Leaving you a vote. Thanks for stopping by. Birdie hugs, Bobbi

Come visit me, Clyde, Tiki, Buddy, r.i.p. 8/20/08 & Bobbi.

08/21/2010 08:12.10 AM Report This Comment  
 

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08/03/2010 10:33.11 AM  
  Hi Cap'n Mac & Louie!
A boat ride sounds divine! Too bad we don't live closer! Or have a boat! I mean really, we live right by the big old ocean! Have a good one! Birdie hugs, Bobbi

Come visit me, Clyde, Tiki, Buddy, r.i.p. 8/20/08 & Bobbi.

07/27/2010 12:50.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Cap'n Mac!
Awesome t' hear from ya. You dropped by at the perfect time; I happen to be checkin' in on my BC. Haven't gotten to do much of that lately, what with the summer routine around here. I never thought I'D see the day where my page would say I'd been missing for 5 days. Unheard of! Even when on vacation, I used t'check in. Here lately, it's been a struggle.

Anyway, great t'know you and Louie are doin' alright. Those walks to the lake sound interesting. A boat ride would be the coolest; I got t'do that once back when the parronts had this little jet boat. They took me along one time, down the Mississippi River. I need t'get the pictures from that up on my page again. That was a good day, as I recall. You get to go in the boat (separately from the Louie-guy), I think you're gonna like it. Let me know if ya do!

Take care!
R ('>

P.S. You bet I'll ask my mom to share a hug with Mr. Dallas on your behalf. He's an alright guy, ain't he. I love havin' him as a neighbor, let me tell ya. I'll likely be seein' him this next week so I'll have that chance to let him know you appreciate him a whole bunch.

Come visit me, RaneBeau ('>.

07/24/2010 08:51.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Cap'n Mac!
How's my Lake Almanor friends doin'? Keepin' cool enough? Or has summer actually started for you yet? I know some of you northern CA birds stay cool a lot longer than the rest of us. But then you and Louie, you're just COOL birds anyway, right?

Summer's definitely here at my place. Can't say that bothers me. I like heat and humid, bein' the tropical bird that I am. Yesterday I was out in the parrot pen and got a good dousing with the Mr. Bottle. That inspired me to get down and play in the pan of water on the ground. I was one soaked bird by the time I quite flickin' water up and over my back.

Hopin' your Summer Days are off to a good start.
R ('>

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06/27/2010 12:14.47 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cap'n!
Sorry it's been so long since we've been on. Mommy gets awfully busy in the summertime but I finally pitched a fit and MADE her take some time to blog for me! (It helps that it's raining today though!) How is everything going with your flock?? Hope you're enjoying summer like we are!

Well, can't hold peanuts yet, but you should see how I can climb all around my cage and walk on the floor and perch with both feet without even hanging on! It's pretty great. My crooked toes keep getting tangled up in mommy's hair though! Tehehe! She said that if I stayed on her shoulder instead of climbing on her head that wouldn't happen, but I can see farther when I'm on her head, so I just keep on doing it. I don't get all panicky anymore when it gets stuck either. I just pick up my foot and scream and mommy untangles it for me. I have her so well trained! Tehehe!

And mommy FINALLY got pages up for Bonkers and FlutterBug, so if you have some time and you want to stop by and welcome them that would be so fantastic! I've been telling them what great BBFFs are on the BC and they're pretty excited to meet you all.

Well, Mommy promises to try harder and let us be on BC more than she has been, so we'll be back to see you very soon! Love you lots!! ~Huey

Come visit me, Dakotah, Babe, Kiwi****, Ellie**, Huey***FLY FREE PRECIOUS ONE (7/8/07-3/15/11), Suzie *MISSES HER MURPHY (11/17/08 - 8/13/10), Zebers**MISSES HIS FROTHER HUEY. WE LOVE YOU HUEY! & Nola.

06/21/2010 11:55.56 AM Report This Comment  
  (Ö>The news of my demise was greatly eggsagerated!
And REALLY SCARY! C’mon guys … (and I say that as a term of endearment to even my teammates o’ the female persuasion) … just ‘cause a fella flys under the radar for a week ‘r so (an’ that’s quite an accomplishment for a Macaw that can’t fly PERIOD), it don’t mean yas can start all kinds o’ rumors!! I been around; just a little preoccupied with my new restaurant business an’ My Financée (Lady Egberta Shere ... er, Eggy … I mean, you know, Pringle!) bein’ on a journey t’ward The Caslte d’BirdChannel for the month o’ June. An’ this BazeBol stuff has gotten me all sociable and the like again. If’n it weren’t for our team, I’d still be stuck in WARRENSBURG all the time, puttin’ up with Indy an’ Ruby an’ havin’ no eggscape! So how’s come I ain’t seen none o’ Y’UNS out there bouncin’ around the blogs?! There’s more to a bird’s life on the BirdChannel than Birdie BazeBol in the summer! Y’know?!?

How’s about I give yas all a little “motation” (… uh, that’s my dad’s word for motivation, don’tcha know?) to show those Big Beaks o’ yours out in public a time ‘r two b’fore the next game rolls around, huh?

In case ya’ve not yet been by the TEAM PAGE t’see what Mom and I put t’gether so’ we’d all have a kinduva Club House where we could have all our pictures displayed T’GETHER … ALL THE TIME … y’oughtta drop by. Obviously, ya can just click on the link next t’mine at the bottom o’ this blog. But the thing I’m wantin’ ya t’DO while you’re ON (ð» The Mighty Macaws’ BazeBol Team [Page] «ð) is t’go down t’the bottom, in the gallery there, and check out our Team CheerLeaders! There’s FLOOP (Profile Page No. 91788) and RUBY FRANCESCA BEGONIA (Profile Page No. 35469). ***GO MEET ‘EM !*** Tell ‘em YOU’re a part o’ the team they’re cheerin’ for an’ how cool it is t’have a REAL … O’FISHAL … pair o’ CheerLeaders rootin’ for us. (By the way, Floop act’ally stepped aside from playin’ our ShortField position this year so’s Marley could have a chance t’play on the field. B’sides, his mom says he’s more suited t’ MAKIN’ NOISE anyhow!)

THERE! Now let’s get us some Team Spirit goin’ for the next game which is a WEEK from Monday (5/ 24) against the BC WonderWIngs. We’re comin’ off a three-game losin’ streak there, Big Beak Bud & BudETTES. I say it’s high time we turn this thing AROUND!

We’re lookin’ at increased workouts on the track, an’ timin’ sprints ‘n’ stuff. We need t’be spendin’ more time in the Weight Room too. Put those two t’gether with some hefty battin’ practice ‘n’ WE’RE GOOD T’GO!

Come visit me, (Ö> Charles Riley Jake ~ AaaaaAA! & ..

05/13/2010 01:03.30 PM Report This Comment  
  I’m gonna leave yas with my ‘pologies for the disappearin’ act of late. It’s tough bein’ part o’ such a big flock with s’many other BazeBol players … an’ a MOM ya can’t control any better’n the weather! (The weather anywhere outside o’ KEVLAR Stadium, that is.) But I’m up for it!! LOOK OUT Birdie BazeBol World … Here come The MIGHTY MACAWS ! ! !

AaaaaAA!! Scream at ya again soon!
CR Jake <Ö)
(ð» MIGHTY MACAWS BAZEBOL TEAM «ð)
ThirdBaseBird/Captain/Coach

PS: Hey Cap'n! Did your mom get the new Player Pic of ya for this year's team that Mom sent t'her email? Let me know if'n ya didn't get it, would ya? I'll have mom send it through again.

Come visit me, (Ö> Charles Riley Jake ~ AaaaaAA! & ..

05/13/2010 01:03.21 PM Report This Comment  
  (Ö < It was a great game, Mom! … BUT > Ö)
We sort o’ … uh … um … didn’t win it. SHUCKY~DERNS!!!

Mighty Macaws 20 vs Red Tailed Killer CAGs 21

I’ll tell ya what though …. We MIGHTY MACAWS sure had those bats a-buzzin’! Yessireebob, we DID!! And I AIN’T talkin’ about just tearin’ ‘em up with our BEAKS neither! We was tearin’ ourselves up some BAZE~BOLs too Pal!! Ain’t NO pitch too hot to handle for THESE wings!!! (We’ll talk about that “POWER Battin’ “ and weight liftin’ and sprint runnin’ practice stuff later.)

ms. presley, you got singled out at the top o’ the Sports Report LAST week … and I see no reason why I shouldn’t do it AGAIN to ya! BUT … GirlieGirlBird! You get the award for Most Improved Player THIS week! (REALLY! Go look at your picture at the bottom o’ the new (ð» The Mighty Macaws’ BazeBol Team «ð) Page No. 176509. Or, ya could just click on the link next t’mine at the bottom o’ this blog.) Our Beautif-errific CenterFieldBird put THREE (Count ‘em … THREE) runs on the board for our team t’day, one o’ which was a … wait for it … a H-O-M-E-R-U-N ! Yes, yes, it’s true!! KUDO’s to you Girl!!! And you just take yourself straight to The Proud Bird Pie Shop ‘n’ get yourself any ole thing ( … on the MENU now, Missy) your little heart desires PLUS a “Jake” dessert ‘n’ tell ‘em to put it on the Ole Jakester’s tab.

As for the rest o’ yas, I oughtta … why, I oughtta … I OUGHTTA K-I-S-S ya! But, I guess I’ll reserve that TREASURE for M’Darlin’ Eggy and just give ya the Ever-Significant Recognition of a HIGH Five ! ! ! ! ! We’re sure showin’ ev’rybirdy how we INTEND to whoop their tail feathers when they play us. We just gotta pull a few things t’gether in practice this week ‘n’ hit ‘em with the whole ball o’ wax next week. Meanwhile, ya’ve all earned a break t’day (JUST today, ONLY for the REST o’ T’DAY, ONLY ‘til CURFEW) with the way y’all performed in t’days game! Ya made me proud, ya did!!

A Tip o’ The Ol’ BazeBol Cap goes to Malachite [FirstBaseBird] for 1 run and 1 HomeRun; Rainbow [SecondBaseBird] for 3 runs **YaY RainPlayer!**; ME [ThirdBaseBird] for 1 HomeRun; Rio [Pitcher] for one run; Lucky [Catcher] for a hit in the 6th inning; Indy [ShortStop] for 2 runs and 2 HomeRuns **WooWHoo INDY!**; Big Baby [LeftFieldBird] for 1 HomeRun; Louie [RightFieldBird] for 1 Sgl, 1 Dbl, and 1 Trpl; Marley [ShortFieldBird] for THREE runs **YaY, Marley!**; Jasper [Reserve] for 1 Sgl, 1 Dbl, and 1 Trpl; and Cap’n Mac [Reserve] for 2 runs.

:¦:•:**:•:¦:•:**:•:¦:•:**:•:¦: G-R-E-A-T JOB you Great Big-Beaked Birds :¦:•:**:•:¦:•:**:•:¦:•:**:•:¦:

Come visit me, (Ö> Charles Riley Jake ~ AaaaaAA! & ..

04/28/2010 03:31.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Now, b’fore I close, I just wanna take a sec ‘n’ say “Thanks” t’those of ya who made the effort to show up at the scheduled dedication of our New KEVLAR Memorial Stadium.
My understandin’ is that due to some illness on the HUMAN staff, they couldn’t pull it off like they wanted to. I’ll be sure to let yas know when it gets back on the calendar.

Our next game will be a week from Friday, May 7, against … ahhhh NOOOOO … it’s against … **Jake covers his eyes with a wing tip while peeking between the feathers, trying desperately NOT to see what is clearly, undeniably, unQUESTIONably, unchangeably printed on the schedule. He can’t believe that he’s even going to SPEAK it. Jake takes a d-e-e-p breath, shrugs his shoulders, and brings his attention back to informing his team.** Shooo! Beakers, we’re playin’ the Bombers. There. I said it. I don’t wanna b’LIEVE it. But there it is.

Okay, now listen up Team. I’ve got FOUR, count ‘em … F-O-U-R FLOCKMATES on that team!!!! It’s a GOOD THING we’ve got **Jake holds out the wing tip he had been hiding behind and starts to count on his feathers … one, two, three … ** We’ve got EIGHT days to practice b’fore that game. Put ‘em t’good use! Remember what I said about “POWER Battin’ “ ‘n’ weight trainin’ ‘n’ sprint runnin’. We’ve got WORK t’do!!!

So y’all take good care o’ yourselves now. Eat right. Sleep right. Practice.
AND WIN!!!!

AaaaaAA!! Scream at ya again soon!
CR Jake <Ö)
(ð» MIGHTY MACAWS BAZEBOL TEAM «ð)
ThirdBaseBird/Captain/Coach

Come visit me, (Ö> Charles Riley Jake ~ AaaaaAA! & ..

04/28/2010 03:31.02 PM Report This Comment  
  (Ö< MACAW'S SEASON OPENER A STRONG ONE >Ö)
Way to GO BIG BEAKS ! ! !

Mighty Macaws 18 vs TAGs 14

It was nearly a “anonymous” game too for our offense! (ms. presley, Darlin’, what ya didn’t get in wood this time ya sure made up for in leather!! We’ll all spend some eggstra time in battin’ practice this week with ya so’s ya can outshine all the rest of us NEXT week.) A tip o’ the ol’ BazeBol Cap to Malachite [FirstBaseBird] for 2 runs; Rainbow [SecondBaseBird] for 1 run and 1 HomeRun; ME [ThirdBaseBird] for 1 run; Louie [RightFieldBird] for 2 runs and 1 HomeRun; BigBaby [LeftFieldBird] for 1 run; Marley [ShortFieldBird] for 1 HomeRun; Indy [ShortStop] for 1 HomeRun; Lucky [Catcher] for 1 run; Rio [Pitcher] for 1 HomeRun; Jasper [Reserve] for 1 HomeRun; and Cap’n Mac [Reserve] for 2 runs and 1 HomeRun. And a 21-Beak Salute t’ev’rybirdy on the defense, EGGSPECIALLY ms. presley …Yas got th’JOB DONE!!!

Virt’ally HALF o’ the runs we MIGHTY MACAWs scored were HOME RUNS! Ya-a-a-a-ay!!!! **Jake cheers wildly simulating the roar of the crowd in the stands at the New KEVLAR Memorial Stadium each time one of his BIG BEAKED BUDs … or BUDETTEs, as the case may be … hit one “out o’ the park”.** Congrats Teamies! We did ourselves proud today! Ya can all show up at The Proud Bird Pie Shop and have a “Jake” on me! (Now, wait just a cotton-pickin’ minute there guys ‘n’ dolls … I didn’t mean for yas to PUT a Jake on me. What I meant was … Have a “Jake” DESSERT and tell ‘em to put it on my TAB. Sheesh! I gotta ‘splain EV’rything to these birds!)

I’m givin’ yas the rest o’ the day off so’s ya can get all your celebratin’ out o’ your systems. No, no … you deserve it! Really … ENJOY! Then get your tail feathers out to the practice field at first light tomorrow mornin’. We ain’t about to start slackin’ NOW!

And speakin’ o’ practice, there’s another time slot I want yas all to block out on your calendars. The new Stadium’s bein’ dedicated LIVE, this Saturday evenin’. I think it’d be right nice if’n we all showed up to participate, and stay for the game, and then maybe hang out at the concessions and party a little. I don’t have any more details than that right now, but I’ll let ya know as soon as they come up. And ya can always check the Official Birdie BazeBol League Page for updates too. Remember, I’ve got th’avatar in th’aviary on my page. Or, ya can go straight to the page yourself. It’s Profile No. 123746.

Our next game is scheduled for next Wednesday, April 28, against the Red-Tailed Killer Cags. (What was that I said b’fore ‘bout … “WATCH OUT you Grey Ghosties! The Ghost Bustin’ Mighty Macaws are ON THE JOB!” Might be a diff’rent team o’ African Greys, but one grey bird is pretty much the same as another, right?!)

Y’all take good care o’ yourselves now, Y’hear? Eat right. Sleep right. Practice.
AND WIN!!!!

AaaaaAA!! Scream at ya again soon!
CR Jake <Ö)
MIGHTY MACAWS BAZEBOL TEAM
ThirdBaseBird/Captain/Coach

Come visit me, (Ö> Charles Riley Jake ~ AaaaaAA! & ..

04/21/2010 11:49.21 AM Report This Comment  
  (Ö> Hiya, Cap'n Mac! GO MIGHTY MACAWS!!!
B-o-y, it's gettin' close now ... Opening Day o' the 2010 Birdie BazeBol Season! We're gonna be in a new Stadium and EV'RYthing!! Can't ya just SMELL the leather 'n' wood?!

By the way, I've got an announcement of sorts ... Yours Truly is your new Coach for the MIGHTY MACAWS BAZEBOL TEAM. Former Coach Lucky's mom is in the middle of a hectic breedin' and baby feedin' season, so she passed the coachin' duties on to somebirdy who might have a little more time t'stay in touch with the team, don'tcha know? I ain't been communicatin' much like a coach recently though, have I? Sorry 'bout that. I'm blamin' it on MOM! (Sounds better that way, don't it? Har! HaR!! HAR!!!) But I'm plannin' on doin' a better job o' that startin' right NOW. And The LuckMan is still our steadfast Catcher, so it's all good.

To start off with, and just so's ya know, I've got the avatar for the BazeBol League Page in my aviary t'make it easier for our teammates t'get to ... A-N-D, I'm havin' Mom set us up a "Mighty Macaws BazeBol TEAM PAGE" on my account so's we can all have our player pics an' the Team Poster all on one page; and the game results'll be posted there each week too as well as on the BazeBol League Page. That is, I'm GONNA have 'er set it up when she gets all the team pics MADE! **Hint~HINT M-O-M**

And speakin' o' the team pics, Mom's workin’ on makin’ ‘em for ya as fast ‘s her little fingers’ll go (since SHE's been the slacker and needs t'get the pics done like YESTERDAY now). I’ll be sendin’ yours to ya as quick ‘s it rolls off the ‘press’; t’be followed hot on its heels by the team poster. ‘N’ since we got your parrotsonal email address, I’m havin’ Mom send it direct to ya so ya’ve got the original picture to post instead o’ tryin’ to copy it off’n my page or somethin’. ‘N’ be sure to check out the new cap Mom ‘n’ me designed for the 2010 season!

Openin' Day was changed to tomorrow, Monday, April 19. Our first game appears t’be on Wednesday, April 21, again the Timnahs. WATCH OUT you Grey Ghosties! The Ghost Bustin’ Mighty Macaws are ON THE JOB! ‘N’ I'm gettin' really ... I'm just … just so ....

"I'm so eggsited!
An' I just can't hide it!!
I'm about t'lose control
An' I think I LIKE IT!!!"

AaaaaAA!! Scream at ya again soon!
CR Jake <Ö)
MIGHTY MACAWS BAZEBOL TEAM
ThirdBaseBird/Captain/Coach

Come visit me, (Ö> Charles Riley Jake ~ AaaaaAA! & ..

04/18/2010 01:08.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cap'n Mac & Louie
Thanks for stopping by. You beautiful guys make me smile and blush every time I see you again! Birdie hugs, Bobbi

Come visit me, Clyde, Tiki, Buddy, r.i.p. 8/20/08 & Bobbi.

04/13/2010 06:15.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cap'n!
Well, it's official. Unless the x-rays show something different my pins will finally come out on Thursday! Whew! It's been a long haul...nearly 9 weeks and I'm just excited to see how it goes! It sounds like I'll have to stay with Doc Melissa again for a day or two, but that's okay. Mommy says that I can trust her, and she would know cuz she works there now. Speaking of mommy, it's her hatchday tomorrow! Only they call it a BIRTHday. Whatever. And the other big news is that we have 2 new flock members! Two more sun conures like me! They are mates and mommy named them FlutterBug and Bonkers. They were rescues...locked in a basement for almost 4 years. They've been here for a couple of months because they were supposed to be adopted, and there was a couple different families that wanted them, but they were SOOO scared in a different house. Mommy said that's funny cuz they were never scared when they came here, but I say it's cuz they know how much mommy loves all us fids. They always cuddled right up in mom's shirt when they came back, so she decided that they needed to stay with us! (not to mention that she fell in love with them too!) So they were in quarantine for 2 months and they just got moved into the bird room tonight! Bonkers kept flying over to my cage though...I'm not too sure about that. He was real friendly though. Not a mean bone in his body. Anyway, that's the big news in our house! I'll be sure and have Zebers stop by and let you know how my surgery went! Love you very much!! ~Huey

Come visit me, Dakotah, Babe, Kiwi****, Ellie**, Huey***FLY FREE PRECIOUS ONE (7/8/07-3/15/11), Suzie *MISSES HER MURPHY (11/17/08 - 8/13/10), Zebers**MISSES HIS FROTHER HUEY. WE LOVE YOU HUEY! & Nola.

04/06/2010 09:11.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Lucky here
So sorry to hear about your mom's mom . Your family will be in our prayers.

Looks like I might be getting a new buddy. A Harlequin macaw which is a hybrid between B&G and greenwing.It's a rescue mom is taking in .

The weather here has been beautiful.I can't wait until I can get outside again


Happy Easter to you and your family.

Come visit me, Gunner, Savannah, Lucky...RIP & Stormy.

04/03/2010 06:16.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Cap'n Mac
Good t'hear from ya. I'm just sorry you had such sad news that needed sharin'. To be expecting your Grandma t'be coming to stay with you and then have those plans so abruptly changed... how heart-breaking. It's so sad when we have to say good bye forever...

All's well here with me. I keep busy with all the usual things that keep a macaw entertained, along with a few that shouldn't be included. Hey, I don't want mom's job to be too easy. My favorite fun thing is still watching for that chancet to sneak out of my room and go in search of someone to surprise. Mom's no fun to sneak up on. I don't startled her in the least but the guys in my house; oh boy! You'd think I was a cobra or something! Oddly, if there's no one beside mom to pester, I often just let myself back in my room and hope for better luck the next time I wander out. I'm tryin' to keep things interestin' around here! Bet you can say the same thing. Thanks for comin' by. Happy St. Paddy's day tomorrow. Thank goodness you've got a little green on your head. There'll be no pinchin' you tomorrow. R ('>

Come visit me, RaneBeau ('>.

03/16/2010 07:03.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Lucky here
Sorry to hear about your human sis, hope things are getting better for her.Mom knows what it's like to have a stroke. She had one as a kid at age 7.It took her awhile
before she could even walk again.

Sorry I haven't been on in so long . Things here have had it's ups & downs.

Now things are getting busy with all the babies soon ready to hatch. Mom's been trying to get everything together for them. We have 12 eggs between 3 pairs. Some pairs haven't even started yet.

everyone here is doing great! We're all just trying to stay warm with all this cold weather and snow .


Talk to you later

Come visit me, Gunner, Savannah, Lucky...RIP & Stormy.

02/26/2010 08:41.57 PM Report This Comment  
  (Ö> Hiya, Cap'n Mac!
WOW! Can ya B’LIEVE how time flies?! Pert near as fast as a Macaw!! It’s only 10 more months ‘til Christmas!!! WOW!

Anyways, I’ve got somethin’ a LOT CLOSER than Christmas to talk to ya about. It’s almost time for BAZEBOL SEASON! **Jake bobs vigorously up and down on his perch; feathers fluffed and his wings held out almost imperceptibly away from his body; eyes pinning.** It’s time to hit the gym for body buildin’ workouts. Time to get to the track and run about a thousand laps a day. (Darned BazeBol Commissioner just HAD to put that rule in about “No flyin’ allowed by anybirdies ON the bazebol field”.) Time to get out to the practice field and start pitchin’, hittin’, fieldin’, and throwin’ the bazebol like we mean to WIN IT ALL this season! In other words … SPRING TRAININ’!

But there’s always the paperwork that has to be taken care of before anybirdy’s considered a member o’ The Mighty Macaws. So what I need to know is “Who’s gonna renew their contract this year?! Huh?! What birdies are gonna be on This Season’s Championship Team?!?!” “Who’s gonna step up to the plate and TAKE IT ALL HOME!?!?”

So .., If’n you’d be so good as to drop me a line sometime in the near future ( … like … YESTERDAY) to let me know that you’re ready to re-up … or not … so’s I can help out Coach Lucky with the roster for The Commissioner, our Mom’s would really appreciate it. (So much so that we just might be able to convince ‘em to bring EATS to ev’ry game! Ya know, stuff to help us keep up our engerny and fluids and focus so’s we can whoop the tail feathers off’n anybirdy silly enough to try to measure up to The Big Boyz.) Besides lettin’ me know whether or not you’re gonna be on the team again this year, I need to know if you’re plannin’ on playin’ the same postion, or if you’re interested in a change this time around. (No promises in that department, but it’s always good to mix things up ev’ry now and again. Keeps the other guys guessin’ don’tcha know?)

And last but in NO WAY least, I need ya to send me those ever-lovin’, bazebol glovin’, bat shovin’ numbers that allow the refs to play the game for us. You remember … 15 numbers between 1 and 12. I’m thinkin’ that after last season, we all oughtta make up a new combination. Kinda like mixin’ up the positions to confuse the opposition. If they don’t know our plays, our chances o’ surprisin’ ‘em get a lot better! My mom has a twelve-sided die that she lets us roll fifteen times. Seemed to work pretty well for me the first time around. I need some practice with little rollin’ things to get me in the right frame o’ mind to get started anyways. Whatever ya decide to do to come up with your numbers, DO IT QUICK! And let me know what ya come up with.

Well, I’m managed to talk my way right up to DINNER TIME! Can’t miss that!! Gotta build up my strength for the BazeBol Field there.

AaaaaAA!! Scream at ya again soon! CR Jake <Ö)

Come visit me, (Ö> Charles Riley Jake ~ AaaaaAA! & ..

02/25/2010 04:15.22 PM Report This Comment  
  (Ö> PS:
Awwww GEEZE, I forgot somethin’! Mom needs to have a way to get in touch with YOUR mom other than through the BirdChannel. So, if ya could get your mom to send a parrotsonal email address along with the other info I asked ya for, you’d most likely be guaranteein’ that Yours Truly’ll get his MEALS consistently between now and The Season Opener. If she don’t wanna put it in a blog, she can email me directly at jakethebirdy@charter.net AaaaaAA!! <Ö)

Come visit me, (Ö> Charles Riley Jake ~ AaaaaAA! & ..

02/25/2010 04:15.12 PM Report This Comment  
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