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I always wanted an African Gray parrot. They are just gorgeous and oh so smart. I purchased Rocket's cage before I purchased him. I kept looking around in stores that sell parrots. Rocket sort of picked me and we have been "Best Buds" ever since! Rocket was the second bird to join our household. His older brother, "Buddy", is a dusky headed conure. Rocket also has a younger sister, "Susan" who is a solomon island eclectus and a younger brother, "Pedro" who is a yellow naped amazon..

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Hi! My name is ROCKET....rocking the house!!

I am a Congo African Grey from whiting, NJ.

Rocky, Rock Rock, Rock, Rocket Birdie, Rockers

14 years old   M

Congo African Grey

Rocket likes mashed potatoes, macadamia nuts, cashews, pasta, blueberries, orange slices and whole grain bread with an occasional bit of cheddar cheese. Rocket is not a picky eater at all, and will try most anything.

Rocket likes to hang out on the door of his cage or on the back of a kitchen chair. Rocket also likes to play on his playgym, which is on top of his cage. Rocket loves to invade Pedro's space (cage) when he can. (Pedro is our yellow naped amazon.) Rocket especially likes sneaking into Pedro's cage and eating his food and taking a bath in his water bowl! He loves his evening cuddle time with Mom. Who says Grays aren't cuddly??!!!!

Rocket dislikes unfamiliar items, strange people, and unusual situations; and he doesn't like to share "getting attention" with the other parrots. Rocket is also a coach and relief pitcher for the Bird Channel Wonder Wings baseball team. Rocket doesn't like it when he doesn't get a turn during the games to pitch a few balls. As a coach for the team, he also gets aggravated when he can tell that some of the players have not been practicing! LOL

I love how my owner keeps my cage spic and span clean. She gives me great foods and spends lots of cuddle time with me at night. She is my VERY FAVORITE PERSON. No One else can even touch me!!! You get out of an african gray, what you put into them...and Colleen is my very favorite person!

Rocket enjoys making burping and "gas passing" noises. He imitates the sounds of almost everything in the household that makes some sort of noise. He also immitates everyone in the household's voices, including the other parrot's voices and sounds! He likes to take a bath in Pedro's water dish whenever he has the opportunity to invade his space (cage). (Rocket only has a water bottle in his cage...because he made such a HUGE mess with the water bowl). Who says that CAG's don't like to take baths!! Since having his cage moved right next to Pedro's cage, he has also learned to make the sound of "Pedro making a poop". Rocket likes to do this while I am cleaning Pedro's cage, and he is still in it!! I believe that Rocket thinks that it is funny to watch, when I pull back really fast to avoid being pooped on!!! It took a few times before I caught onto what he was doing!!! Rocket has quite a sense of humor (yes, a parrot can have a sence of humor) and he is also a VERY gifted talker. I have actually had short conversations with him!!! "What are you looking at"???!!!! He is too funny and is the "alpha king parrot" of our flock!.

If you can find a way to get a reaction out of it...just do it! It doesn't matter whether the reaction is a good one or a bad one! ;-) Just as long as you "rattle someone's cage"!!!!!.

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  Hi Rocket
well we couldn't blog last night because we had no internet. yesterday mom spent lots of time at the office store xeroxing documents, then she spent time at triple A having a notary stamp papers, then she went and bought more file folders then she went back to the office store and xeroxed some more and then went to the post office to mail poa letters to health insurance and mail order pharmaceutical company for g-ma. then a guy came this morning from the Pa dept ar agriculture and sprayed the hemlocks for red spider mite infestation which he said was kiling the hemlocks. mom was very upset because she doesn't like any kind of insecticide. this morning she went to ss and it only took about 5 minutes to change Gmas mail to our house and when SS lady asked for a verification document mom had all of them with her and had to go through everything to find what the lady wanted. when mom came home she spent the rest of the day weeding the along the side of the road and trimming it with a scissor. then some guys came and cut down all 5 of our rhododendrons that were about 25 feet tall. because the the dept of pa agriculture said they had a fungus called root rot which was killing everything so they will be treating the soil next week for that. tomorrow will be a nightmare because tall timber tree co is coming to cut down 3 trees. the 50' oak will take them about 5 hours to bring down and the other 2 not too much time. mom and dad had the place looking absolutely perfect today and mom said for what. tomorrow it will look like a total disaster. mom has some babies in one bird house and figures she will just stand somewhere safe holding the bird house so the mom will come and feed the babies. hopefully the men will dig up a few of the shrubs before they bgin so they won't get damage. the tree is only about 15 feet from the house and there could potentially be damage to the house as well. anyway might not be online since a branch might cut off our power.

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06/28/2016 09:58.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
mom would worry about her son no matter what kind of job he has. of course law enforcement puts you right in the line of fire but it takes a special person to know how to handle a situation and keep everyone safe. accidents can happen when you least expect like walking out to pick up your mail and having a branch fall on your head. law officers are aware of whats happening and very alert to dangers and bad characters lurking around. they also help diffuse very bad situations and save many lives with the training and skills that they have. your mom must feel very proud of him.

mom says this POA for G-mais really complicated. G-pa's son who is his POA apparently changed all G-ma's mail to his address yet he was not POA of G-ma. since mom is legally G-mas POA all these companies want proof that she is POA just so they will forward G-mas bills to mom yet they don't send any forms to tell you want they need as proof. mom now has forms coming out of the wazoo. she has now spent 3 days just talking with G-mas medication pharmacy on how to pay the bills and legally let them know she is POA. she will now make double copies of everything and send one set to the pharmacy and one set to g-mas health insurance and hope that is enough. Gpas son just opened an account for Gma with SS and told mom she can use that to change G-mas address but according to SS that is illegal so mom will then take all the forms she has with her to SS to change g-mas mailing address to her own and hope she doesn't get G-pas son in trouble for doing it the way he did. mom is not going to take any chances and do anything wrong. dad told mom she should start charging g-ma for being POA and for all this work.

last night after being disappointed that the milonga was cancelled we didn't stick around and didn't realize that it was still going on or we would have stayed. mom stayed up to 3:30am watching a foreign german film called labyrinth of lies about a young german attorney prosecutor who brought to trial 18 former SS nazi officers at Auschwitz. it was a true story and quite fascinating to watch. mom was exhausted when she went to bed and was almost asleep when she felt something walking on her leg. she reached down thinking it was a ant but felt nothing. a second later she felt it again but this time on her thigh and after reaching down she felt nothing. finally she pulled the sheet bak turned on the light and found a CENTIPEDE crawling on her leg. mom was too tired to be horrified or else she would have jumped out the window. she grabbed a pillow and bushed it off of her leg and it ran under the bed. mom is hoping Boo Boo the hunter will find it tonight when she is loose in the bedroom. Boo Boo misses nothing.

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06/26/2016 09:36.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
HAPPY TGIF DAY. so glad we are able to blog once again on bird channel. it is a disaster here. on wednesday we have t-storms and couldn't use the computer. mom went outside to clean up from the previous nights storms and saw that all the oak leaves were falling from one of the oak trees the parents had spent money on giving vitamins and anti fungus injections . there was a ton of leaves on the ground below. the aborists was called and verified that unfortunately the tree had already contracted oak leaf rot prior to the ignjections and needed to be taken down. this is very sad as the tree is quite large and is around 64 years old. he then wanted to dig a trench all around the tree to proven further damage to other tree roots. mom said this would kill all her shrubs and other trees in the area. then more thundernder storms rolled in and buckets of rain fell all that afternoon, evening and night. mom and dad aren't early risers and around 9am they look outside and another big tree had fallen down and smashed their hedge and was laying in the road. you would think neighbors would have informed the parents of what had happened but no one said a word. rotten neighbors. now they need 2 more ash and the dying oak cut down. estimated cost 2100. all day today mom and dad worked trying to clean up the mess. in between working dad had different tree services scheduled to come over and give estimated costs. mom is exhausted and dad has passed out. you would think all the vitamins and fertilizing of the trees would have kept them healthy but it didn't work. i think the same can be said of people. anyway we will work through this even though the removal of the big oak is going to damage a lot of other things when it is cut down they have no choice. on monday mom was walking through her yard and gardens and admitting ow lush everything looked. it turns out the one neighbor has already had the oak leaf wilting disease and thats why he cut down all his oak trees and neglected to tell mom and dad about it so they might have been able to prevent it if they had innoculized the trees last year.

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06/17/2016 09:34.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
we saw our first fireflies "lightening bugs" tonight so summer must be here.

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06/14/2016 10:47.32 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
that sounds wonderful for your flock mate Pedro to go on such a lovely walk with your mom. has your mom ever done that with you? we were reading your profile and it made us laugh. there is a african grey at a local petstore who is not for sale and every time mom goes into the store she goes over to say hello and it makes mom laugh when he lunges at her with such gusto. mom is glad he is in his cage. mom also makes funny sounds for him and every time she does he lunges at her making mom laugh. you can see him thinking and calculating. and the intelligence in his eyes. mom says i also have intelligent looking eyes. Coris eyes are goofy looking.

another pretty day here. sunny and the low 70's. we got outside for about 45 minutes but by the time mom got us outside it had really started to cool off but the uv rays are still in the air.

they are holding the golf tournament close by in town called Oakmont where mom grew up. G-ma and G-pa live in the nursing home in Oakmont called Longwood. g-pa who just celebrated his 100 birthday is being interviewed and will be on fox news and espn, if anybody watches his name is Bob Mcelhose. he was a caddy when the tournament first began back in the day and has at attended every golf tournament held there since then. they have filmed him in some segments at oakmont country club but he still has to do the interviews. mom doesn't know when it will air. also they are going to do a writeup about him in the pittsburgh tribune review newspaper.

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06/13/2016 10:42.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
yesterday Cori & I got to go outside for about 1 hour. it was wonderful. not too hot and very sunny. of course we sat on the porch in the shade. mom finished her book, read the paper and then got out the dremmel to shape my Coris beak. Cori didn't even struggle so mom didn't need to burrito her and mom says she now look beautiful. then mom looked at me and i thought "oH no here it comes" and says your next Boobila. she says she will do it on Sunday.

today it hit 90 and dad wouldn't let mom take us outside he said we wouldn't enjoy ourselves in the heat. tun around 5pm a big wind came and blew 1 million branches in the yard. it also rained a little bit but not much.

tonight i shredded 3 egg cartons and mom didn't realize the TV remote was underneath me. i stepped on one of the buttons and turned it off. mom called comcast to ask how to reconnect to the vcd, tv and cable. after speaking to an exrememly annoying robot who just kept saying i don't understand mom finally got a live person who told mom to go to the comcast store and buy a new remote for $150. at this point its 11:30pm so om decided to run to the grocery store since it's the only store open and buy the remote new batteries. the grocery store was pretty empty and mom went to the self checkout and was ringing up the batteries and a woman came up behind mom and stood about 3 inches away from her. if mom had turned her head she would have hit the woman. the woman had about 4 other self checkouts available but for some reason wanted to stand close to mom. this freaked mom out. she turned around to see what the woman wanted and the woman got all defensive and said everything is ok. mom left with her batteries. she got home and still couldn't get the remote to work. she found the remote for the tv and pressed some buttons on that and then pressed some buttons on the comcast remote and now the remote is working. mom is all wound up now. she would like to call comcast back but doesn't want to speak to anymore annoying robots. at least she can watch her movies she recorded on the dvr now.

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06/11/2016 10:22.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
the tree guy came this morning to inject all the oak trees with the anti oak wilt vaccine. he drilled little holes all around the base of the trees and then stuck a tube in the holes and pumped the medicine in. mom said if the trees come down with the oak wilt you will say the trees were infected before you gave them the injections. he said no your trees are in very good shape and we wouldn't do this if they weren't and would recommend you cut them down. thats $1000 per tree to cut down. mom said won't drilling the holes in the base of the tree allow the ants and bugs to get inside the tree and cause damage and he said bugs and ants only go in wood if its rotted. then a bunch of yellow jackets flew out of one of moms many bird houses and stung the guy.

it started out as a pretty day today and cleared up from yesterdays bad thunderstorms that rolled through. a big branch from one of the oaks fell on top of a azalea bush and smashed it but when mom dragged the branch off the bush it popped up again. its a big branch and mom will have to saw all the branches off of it first before she can drag it away. mom had a doctors appointment around noon and it was one of those appointments where you sit and wait for 2 hours and the doctor sees you for 5 minutes. diagnosis of mom is she is still alive even though she looks like she could star in a zombie movie. as mom was finally leaving the doctors office it suddenly got very dark and another big rain came down saturating mom before she got to the car. the temps dropped down to 60 and with the wind mom was very cold and wet but still alive because the doctor just told her she was.

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06/07/2016 10:04.36 PM Report This Comment  
  HI ROCKET
MOM FOUND A BIRDS LEG AND A INTESTINE FLOATING IN THE BIRDBATH TODAY WHEN SHE CLEANED IT OUT. MOM HAS BEEN THINKING IT WAS THE RAVEN BECAUSE IT COMES TO THE BIRDBATH ALL DAY LONG BUT DAD SAID HE HAS SEEN HAWKS FLYING CLOSE SO MOM WILL BLAME IT ON THEM BECAUSE WE REALY LIKE THIS RAVEN.

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY. A DAY TO REMEMBER ALL OF OUR FALLEN VETERANS AND HOW BRAVELY THEY SACRIFICED THEIR LIFE FOR US. IT TURNED INTO A BEAUTIFUL SUNNY DAY WITH A SLIGHT BREEZE. MOM WENT TO THE CEMETARY TODAY AND PLANTED FLOWERS AT HER DAD AND BROTHERS GRAVE AND THEN STRAIGHTENED OUT THEIR FLAG POSTS SO THEIR FLAGS WERE WAVING PERFECTLY IN THE SLIGHT BREEZE. THEN A BEE STUNG MOM. MOM FIGURES IT WAS ONE OF HER BROTHERS STILL MANAGING TO TORTURE HER AFTER ALL THESE YEARS. LOL . WHEN MOM GOT HOME DAD WAS OUTSIDE WEEDING SO MOM HELPED HIM AND THEY GOT A LOT OF BAGS FULL OF WEEDS. MOMS VERY TIRED TONIGHT.

LAST NIGHT MOM FORGOT TO UNPLUG HER PUMP FOR HER FOUNTAIN AND RACCOONS OR SOMETHING GOT INTO IT AND EMPTIED MOST OF THE WATER OUT OF IT. THERE WAS STILL ENOUGH WATER TO KEEP THE PUMP FROM BURNING OUT. I BET THEY HAD A GOOD TIME SPLASHING IN IT

HOPE YOU HAD A WONDERFUL DAY.

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05/30/2016 10:47.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
dad was pointing out to mom all the things that need to be weeded. mom says she is quite aware of the weeds and will get it done. it only looks nice for a few months and its great exercise so mom doesn't mind. its very hot right now so we can't sit outside and because of the weeding mom can't sit there with us.

our computer was really bad last night and the ball kept circling and circling and finally mom decided to just unplugged the computer and it took her 20 minutes just to get her computer to go to sleep before she unplugged it. it was pizap who caused all the problems because they told mom to disable her ad block and when mom did it frazzled her computer. they have more ads on pizap than they had on bird channel.

we hear the whippoorwills tonight. not too many but still hear a few mom was afraid they wouldn't come back with all the new housing development going on where they live. hopefully they are ok.

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05/28/2016 10:48.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
was a good girl tonight until mom said its bedtime and then i made her chase me all over the bedroom. finally after mom said Up and Bedtime for about the 10th time i stopped and let her scoop me us. i need to make sure the old lady gets her exercise every night.

Cori was very bad tonight. mom walked out of the bedroom for 1 minute and when she came back in she couldn't find Cori. she heard paper rattling and saw Cori was in her candy drawer and eating a butterfinger. in one minutes time she managed to eat all the chocolate off of one side of the candy bar. mom was so angry at her.

we couldn't get on bird channel last night. when we got to the pages it was from 3 days before. when we even tried to vote it said url not available. tonight pages are loading very slow but we will continue and try to blog/vote until it quits again.

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05/26/2016 10:08.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
today we saw a bunny . it was munching happily on our hostas. everyone always blames the deer but the bunnies eat all the low to the ground plants. this bunny was very chubby.

the nursery delivered the bottle brush shrub today . dad spent all day Saturday and this morning digging the hole. it would have taken mom a week to dig the hole. after dad put the shrub in the ground he spent the rest of the afternoon mixing the soil with social mulch and peat moss and carefully tamping it into the ground. the shrub doesn't look like much now but eventually will.

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05/23/2016 10:04.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Rocket!
Glady you had a nice day at the castle! We had a lot of rain lately but the last few days have been really nice .
My mom has had a lot of trouble getting on BC. So frustrating !
Hope you had a great day!
Love,
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05/23/2016 06:04.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Rocket!
Congrats on winning BOTD! Have s great day at the castle today !
Love,
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05/21/2016 05:59.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
congratulations on being honored as our BOTD. hope you are having a blast celebrating your special honor at the birdy castle today.

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05/21/2016 02:58.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Rocket~~
Congratulations! It is so awesome to see you in that spotlight box today! I hope you have a wonderful time at the castle!
Your royal portrait is now hanging in the gallery on the calendar page for all to admire!
Royal Hugs ~ Sugar ♥

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05/21/2016 02:35.32 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket,

Congrat's on being BOTD. It's Oz. I hope you have so much fun in the Castle today. My Flock and I did when we were there! Here's a vote for you, Handsome. Bye for now.

Love & Winghugs,
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05/21/2016 09:29.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Rocket,
Congrats on being our BOTD!

Here's a vote for you. Hope you have fun at the Castle today. :)

Hugs,

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05/21/2016 09:26.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
Congratulations on your BOTD. Bye bye

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05/21/2016 07:51.49 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi King Rocket
Congrats on BOTD! Here's a vote.

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05/21/2016 07:29.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations
Hey Rocket, great to see you in the spotlight today. We all hope you enjoy your BOTD status and get some extra attention out of it. Have a great day! Hugs, Falco and the boys

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05/21/2016 07:12.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, King Rocket
Congratulations on BOTD. Here's a vote in celebration. Have a wonderful day at the Castle with King Grey Bird. Wing hugs, Pearl and Silver.

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05/21/2016 05:00.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations !
Rocket, I know you're going to have a wonderful day over in the castle with King GreyBird ! Enjoy meeting and greeting all your public :)

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05/21/2016 02:11.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
mom and dad have been traveling now for 2 days to various garden centers to find a shrub to replace the blue spruce pine tree dad had cut down last fall. they went to a place about 25 miles south of the city and found a beautiful nursey that had beautiful plants and had perfect shrubs for mom and dad. problem was dad isn't able to dig a hold big enough for some of the big root balls and can't afford to have the nursey deliver and plant so the parents settled for a bottle brush buckeye shrub that is about 3 feet tall but should grow to about 15 feet which is "deer resistant", tolerates shade and wind and grows big fluffily white plumes. while mom was out with dad today the bank called and said moms power of attorney for g-ma has been approved so mom has to go to the bank tomorrow to sign papers so she can open a new checking account for g-ma and start paying her bills and keep track of what the money is being spent on.

HAPPY TGIF DAY

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05/20/2016 10:30.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
mom was eating popcorn tonight and dropped a piece. i ran super fast and grabbed the popcorn. i didn't eat it simply broke it into a million pieces and spread it all over the carpet. mom said what a mess. i said what fun

mom was a first skeptical about the tree treatment until she talked to the arborist doing it and he explained that even though the trees may appear healthy, the blight is around and once it hits the trees die very quickly and since our trees are over 65 years old they a huge with giant intertwining root systems and when they fall the root rip out the roots of other trees killing them and killing you if they fall on the house. the treatment should protect them for about 2 years.

its still pretty cool here but is suppose to start warming up. mom was going to clean the house today but when she opened her box of swifter refills she had bought the wrong ones and these had strong scents on them so mom had to throw them away and run to the store to buy the unscented ones. since she was out she stopped off at the garden center.. prices have skyrocketed on plants but if you don't buy them now they won't be around for later. its a lot of money to spend for deer candy

HAPPY HUMPDAY

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05/18/2016 10:51.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
our weather has been pretty cool and one morning last week we even had snow flurries. today wasn't too bad and warmed up to the mid 60's. we are getting lots of rain which is good for everything growing. haven't seen much deer activity around and hope we don't get baby fawns born in our garden again. they are super cute but learn to eat all the plants and flowers.

we had a tree service come and inject the base of all our big trees and shrubs with vitamins. 6 of our trees are big oaks and because of the oak blight they are coming back to inject them with antibiotics to prevent infestation. all of our giant rhodendrums on the side of the house died and it has been determined it is a fungus infection in the soil so they must all be dug out and the whole area defunguscided. its sad because they still have a green leaf here and there and maybe one or two blooms on each shrub.

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05/17/2016 10:14.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
we saw our first hummingbird today. yippee!


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05/13/2016 09:08.44 PM Report This Comment  
  HI ROCKET
the Simpleton Bird Players
are now performing DANTES INFERNO
Piddy Girl hands out leaflets to the the birds sitting in the audience
Narrator : Piddy Girl
Special effects : Paddy Cake
Devil: Ms Boo Boo
Banshee: Cori
the audience lights dim as Paddy puts hot ice in a tub of water, turns on a black light and turns on the light strobe. he then starts setting off M-80's firecrackers as the cutest little devil ever spins and twirls onstage and the banshee, howls, shrieks and wails.
Narrator: ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE!!!!!!!

THE END!!!!!
the performers stand on stage and take their bows as the audience sits in silence with their beaks hanging open

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05/13/2016 06:02.03 PM Report This Comment  
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the painter did the best he could and mom has forgiven him. mom thinks she saw the female american redstart today so maybe they are still around but nesting elsewhere.

Cori was sneezing like crazy yesterday evening. she also kept yawning so mom assumed her Eustachian tubes were clogged. she also could hear congestion when Cori breathed. mom didn't panic because this is pretty much how mom feels everyday and is starting to suspect Cori might have allergies also. her nares were also bright red and mom used a tissue to wipe them off every time she sneezed. what mom did was wipe her whole face and nares down with apple cider vinegar. then she applied aloe vera juice from a freshly squeezed aploe vera plant and rubbed it very well into her nares and face. she then massaged her ears which also caused her to yawn. then mom put both of us to bed early and figured we needed a good night sleep, because i also sneezed once. today Cori sneezed a few times and tonight none at all although she did start yawning again but only for a little bit. mom had on clean blue jeans tonight and was wondering if maybe there had been something on the dirty ones that we were having a reaction to last night. the dirty ones got really filthy today and crusted with mud because mom worked on the 3rd hillside cleaning out the leaves and she is 3/4 done.


mom gave me the aloe vera plant after she has squeezed out all the juice and smeared on Coris face. i liked it very much and hit it in the bedroom so i can snack on it later

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05/11/2016 10:04.07 PM Report This Comment  
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mom can't decide who she hates more. the painter or dad for hiring him. he smashed her ceramic acorn bird house that the american redstarts have used for years, with his ladde,r because his other hand was holding his cigarette.

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05/06/2016 09:57.07 PM Report This Comment  
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still no hummingbirds here yet "sniff"

mom used to skin her shins all the time when she was a kid roller skating with the skates that fit on your shoe with a key, riding her bike and falling off and playing with her brothers. she never remembers a skin shin that hurt so much. she finally took off the bandage today and that made it feel better. dad told mom that if she can just pull all the leaves down on the 3rd hillside of the house he will have the lawn service come and suck them up and that is a big relief to mom. if only that darn shin would start healing.

the painter who is painting the house came yesterday at 1pm to start and left t 3pm. today he came at 1pm and left at 3pm. his work is meticulous but he works extremely slow and since he works only a few hours at a time at this rate he will be painting the house all summer. mom has 5 bushes (2 mountain laurel & 3 yellow twig dogwood) she wants to plant around the foundation but is afraid to plant them until he is done and by that time it might be too late to plant them. he told mom he was checking her outdoor bird houses and found some of them filled with wasp nests so he took them out so the birds will come and use them so he is a good guy but can't expect him not to smash her shrubs with his ladder. we had to replace the wood in several sections of the house because it was rotted a few years ago when we had the flooding inside the house and it was determined that water was draining off of the roof and running down the side of the house. well the guy who did that did a half ass job and it all has to be replaced. now that the big blue spruce pine tree has been cut down we see that the wood has rotted because the tree was too close to the house. dad wants to buy a big shrub to replace that. anyway the painter is doing the wood replacement also. today he lost his pack of cigarettes and spent about 1/2 hour hunting for them but never found them. so he painted for 1-1/2 hours.

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05/04/2016 09:50.49 PM Report This Comment  
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the hummingbird feeders are up but no hummingbirds have been spotted.

mom has not been feeling well at all. instead of resting up and feeling better she was feeling worse and worse but continued to try and get things done. these last few days it was agony just sitting. her back and side hurt and her leg was throbbing. yesterday she didn't do much of anything and last night she felt even worse so finally went to bed early. today she is feeling better. she changed the bandages on her leg and saw it wasn't healing at all but its not infected. after cleaning it up and a[plying new bandages it feels better now. the painter is at the house and has found lots of wood that is rotted and needs to be replaced. maybe thats why we have so many ants.

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05/03/2016 10:35.51 PM Report This Comment  
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moms eye is feeling better and just a little itchy . her side really hurts but that should go away. mom waited for dad, at the eye doctors, for 3 hours. she finished a book and then dad came out and said the doctor said his eye was much better and dad was very relieved. it was good mom was forced to sit there since she couldn't get into anymore accidents while reading. mom came home and then slept and slept some more and is feeling more rested. today she bought 3 yellow twig dogwoods to plant. they re good for -40F and don't require much sun.

Bad Paddy Cake was at it again and landed on top of the curtains in the bedroom and took off with the silk poop protector mom made to cover the curtains. its about 12 feet long and when Cori saw that thing dropping down to the carpet , panicked, and ran into the cat carrier for safety and wouldn't come out until mom had it draped over the top of the curtains again.

I saw it falling first and had already hoped to the other end of the bedroom before Cori even knew what was happening.

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04/29/2016 10:53.09 PM Report This Comment  
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the painters haven't started yet. mom thinks she will put up the feeders anyway and move them when the painters start.

well mom over did it yesterday. she started on the 2nd hillside. she got 7 50lbs bag full of leaves. that wasn't the hard part. it was dragging the leaves up the hill that did her in. she slipped and ripped open her shin on a rock. she was so exhausted from dragging the leaves up the hillside she never finished the last bag. the blood on her shin dried and her stuck her jeans to her leg. the good news is their was no tear on her jeans. she was so exhausted she didn't even wash up afterwards. she just got dad his dinner and watched tv all night. Cori spent the evening pulling all the sticks and leaves out of moms hair. it was a dirty job but somebody had to help her.

mom was pretty sore when she started to blog for us. she did Coris first and just as she was about to blog for me a muscle spasm shot down her whole leg. she has had them in her foot and calf but never the whole leg. mom had to stand up and try and walk it off. today she is so sore she can barely move. then she was hanging the sheet on the bed and because her leg hurts she shifted her weight wrong and her a pop in her side which means she hurt another muscle which feels similar to a broken rib but is quicker to heal. then mom hd to go to the bank and try and set up a checking account for g-ma so mom can write her checks and the bank said their law department had to approve that. mom had all her papers proving she is power of attorney. she thinks the woman she talked to didn't know what she is doing. after that mom bought super giant bandaids with extra padding and struggled getting them unwrapped so she could cover her seeping shin after she washed it well poured hydrogen peroxide on it and then covered it in neosporin mainly hoping that might prevent scaring.

Paddy Cake has been leaving me alone lately and i was surprised that Piddy Girl flew over numerous times to visit me tonight and was doing her hop skip walk/

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04/26/2016 11:03.01 PM Report This Comment  
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mom thought she has seen hummingbirds but since her feeders aren't up yet they aren't lingering. the spot where she hangs the one feeder has a bid house hanging that mom hangs up for birds to use in the winter and now mom can't move it because a bird has a nest in there now. then painters are coming to paint the house so mom wants to wait until they are done before hanging the feeders up.

now that skin bro is done with training he will be on a better schedule and be able to visit even if he is in a different state as long as it isn't too far. of course i am sure your parents will be visiting him also.

gma's hubby turned 100 yesterday and the family had a giant bash for him at the assisted living facility. g-pa was super happy whether he could remember who you were or not. his family made a movie collage of all the memorable times in g-pas life, people got up and made speeches, the historical society of oakmont gave hime a award for all his service to the community over the years, the author of a series of books on the history of oakmont talked about what a great man he was, the people living in the residence came in and told stories and congratulated g=pa. one guy said g-pa had just beaten him in a game of ping pong the day before. they served horsedouvres, wine,beer, lemonade, chicken,beef tips,potatoes,green beans,portabello mushrooms, salad,rolls,baked salmon, and then a giant birthday cake afterwards and g-pa asked for ice cream. all the tables had pictures in frames of g-pa and different family members which everyone was encouraged to take home afterwards it was a big event. by the time mom got home she was too tired to blog.

today mom worked outside and got 4 bags of leaves from the side of the house. 2 more sides to go.

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04/24/2016 09:47.21 PM Report This Comment  
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today was earth day and here are some memorable quotes to celebrate it.

"Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance."— Theodore Roosevelt

"You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make."— Jane Goodall

"Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together … all things connect."— Chief Seattle

"It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living."— DavidAttenborough

"The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share."— Lady Bird Johnson

"Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed."
— Mahatma Gandhi

"Sooner or later, we will have to recognize that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans."— Evo Morales

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04/22/2016 10:07.42 PM Report This Comment  
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mom was cleaning our cages today and Paddy and Piddy escaped and the first thing thy=ey did was fly over to my cage and all i could see was their Oh Oh's when i looked up. it was not a pretty sight. mom ignored them since chasing them never works and finished cleaning the cages and then put a super huge sprig of millet in their cage and after about 1/2 an hour they went right back in.

later mom was outside working today trying to get the yard cleaned up. it was a beautiful sunny 76 outside. while dad was in the back blowing leaves into a pile for mom to put in bags, mom decided to get the fountain cleaned out. she started pulling all the leaves out of it and found a dead bird inside. it had no head or body just it wings. from the color of the wings it appeared to be a female cardinal. at first mom thought it might have hit a window and crawled into the fountain for safety but if that happened then where did its head go? mom now thinking maybe a cat killed it, ate the head and body and buried the wings under the leaves in the fountain. all the feathers on the wings were still attached and didn't looked broken or anything. maybe it did crawl int the fountain and died and then the head and body were eaten by bugs and critters. very sad and strange.

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04/16/2016 10:03.04 PM Report This Comment  
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Trump Comb-over Protected as Habitat for 300 Endangered Species

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this week confirmed rumors that the comb-over wilderness atop the pate of presidential contender Donald J. Trump is indeed "critical habitat" for more than 300 endangered species. Among them is a rare subspecies of mite, Pityrosporum ovale, with an uncanny ability to survive in white-hot proximity to hubris, shamelessness and maximum buffoonery.

The Greater Trump Tundra ("The greatest ecosystem you're ever going to see, absolutely the BEST," Mr. Trump says), is also reportedly home to two species of owls, a jumping mouse, a flightless flying squirrel, three kinds of blind salamanders and a spotted frog. All are endemic to the region and spend their entire lifespan in Trump's face and coiffure, where they hatch, eat, mate and ultimately die. All have evolved to become completely deaf, a mutation scientists speculate is vital to their survival.

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04/01/2016 09:50.24 PM Report This Comment  
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In response to Alaska’s massive common murre die-off in January 2016, John Piatt, a research wildlife biologist at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Alaska Science Center, said he didn’t know what the future held in store for common murres. Sadly, this seabird die-off saga has just taken a plot twist for the worst: Another 6,000 to 8,000 common murres were recently discovered in another massive Alaskan die-off — in the most peculiar location.In the beginning of 2016 an estimated 8,000 emaciated (dead and alive) common murres washed ashore a beach in Whittier, Alaska.It looked like many of the birds had starved to death, but why couldn’t they find food to nourish themselves? It’s not an easy answer, but the two leading theories at the time were:
1. “Warmer water surface temperatures, possibly due to global warming or the El Nino weather pattern’” could be impacting the murre’s prey fish. Once the temperature goes beyond a certain point, many fish will move on or die.
2. Harsh winter storms that made hunting more difficult for the birds.

in the Most Recent Die-offt he seabirds didn’t wash ashore on a beach like they did before. This time, the thousands of dead birds were found over 12 miles on a freshwater lake (Lake Iliamna) — even though the birds prefer the ocean during the winter.it is believed that the murres couldn’t find food in the Pacific Ocean and flew to Lake Iliamna to eat salmon smolt. its unusual that the lake itself wasn’t frozen.
Seabirds, like common murres, are barometers that scientists use to gauge the health of marine ecosystems.

John Piatt agrees that something’s not right, “We’ve talked about unprecedented things about this die off. To have 6,000, 8,000 birds in the lake is pretty mind-blowing, really. I’ve never heard of any such a thing anywhere in the world.”
The latest death toll between the die-off events and independent cases is 36,000. Let that sink in: 36,000 dead common murres !While researchers continue to try to solve this common murre die-off crisis, they continue to be thrown for a loop, “We don’t even know what we don’t know,” Piatt says.

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03/26/2016 06:44.46 PM Report This Comment  
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Cori is a little hormonal now. mom sat down with her coffee to read the paper and Cori was sitting on her cage preening.i was busy watching a blue jay sitting at the birdbath. after a little while Cori flew over to mom. mom wasn't concerned because she flys over to her every morning and sits in her hair and then tries to get coffee. today she bypassed moms hair and latched on to her earlobe. mom screamed because she said it hurt and tried to knock Cori off with a paper towel roll. finally Cori let go. mom is grateful she didn't crush the cartilage like she has in the past. mom put her back in her cage and locked the door.I would never do that to mom, especially since i can't fly. Cori was very bad and mom should have given her a spanky.

the big fad going on now is flying drones. lots of people are now able to get closer and closer to wildlife to get pictures using the drones. drones are dangerous to wildife. the propellor blades whirl very fast and drone flyers have lost fingers because of them. video on you tube of hawks attacking drones is very dangerous because of the serious injury implications to the hawk. when the drone flys at wildlife and they can't get away they will attack the drone. i guess this is what people want to happen and so they are chasing and harassing the wildlife to get their videos and pictures. incidents of drones being flown close to nesting birds like eagles have also been reported in the Philadelphia area which could potentially cause the parents to abandon the nest and babies.hunters are also now using drones to find out where to kill their prey. PETA was flying drones to monitor illegal hunting activities in Pennsylvania. the hunters complained that PETA had no right to harass them. when PETA found out the drones where upsetting the wildlife like bears they stopped using them. they replied to the hunters that hunting would be much more traumatic to the wildlife since the main goal is to stalk and kill them. Pennsylvania tried to pass laws preventing drone use in hunting but the laws didn't pass. they have signs posted in state and national parks saying it is illegal to fly drones in there but people are ignoring the signs and still harassing and disturbing wildlife. if an area is posted as illegal to enter then if you enter by using a drone you are breaking the law and will receive substantial fines if you are caught. other states are having no problems passing laws prohibiting drone use.

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03/22/2016 11:27.05 PM Report This Comment  
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been snowing all day but nothing started sticking til tonight.

Monica Lewinsky just turned 50
how fast they grow up.
it seems like only yesterday she was crawling around on her hands and knees at the white house and putting everything into her mouth.

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