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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.

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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
last night a planned parenthood campaigner knocked on our door. mom told them she doesn't like trump or clinton but will vote for clinton because trump wants to imprison any woman who has an abortion and then wants to lift all environmental regulations on fracking and drilling because he feels money and power are much more important than our health. clinton is in favor of fracking and drilling but wants them to follow strict environmental guidelines. the campaign person then told mom your yard gives me such a sense of peace and solitude. mom thanked her and said it takes a lot hard work to make it feel like that.

mom was transplanting a few shrubs today. another bright hot sunny day. she thought she would water some other shrubs while she was moving the other shrubs around because they were starting to wilt. she almost lost her balance for a second and thought she was standing on her shoes she had worn outside before putting on her work boots. she looked down and saw she was standing on a black snake.. it didn't try to bite her and just slithered into a hole in the stone wall. mom replanted the shrubs and then watered everything very well especially the spot where the snake went but it nave came out again.

love Boo Boo

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09/22/2016 10:11.31 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
praying your skin brother stays safe. too many crazies out there and we need the police to protect but it sure makes their job super dangerous.

mom thought all the hummingbirds had left for warmer climates but today a little hummingbird was at the feeder. we haven't seen any for about 1 week now. hope it got enough to drink.

love Boo Boo

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09/19/2016 10:11.32 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
mom got a new garbage disposal today. her old one sounded like a wood chipper and mom would have to reach her hand inside the drain to keeps the blades unstuck. anyway mom had to take everything out from under the sink and then she removed everything from the counters and put it all on the kitchen table. its amazing how much stuff is able to fit under the sink. after she got everything put away she started on all the junk lined up on the kitchen counters. g-mss papers, bird toy parts, letters, coupons and lots of screws and nails. mom then decided to use the screws to ut up 2 new bird houses outside. it ended up being much more complicated than it sounds. then mom scraped off all the dirt and grass that was growing on the stepping stones around the house

mom then sorted g-mas papers and have them in piles all over the bedroom floor. she will then go through each pile and file accordingly. we were suppose to get rain today but nothing happened. it has cooled down and very comfortable at about 75 but no rain and everything is very dry. sons g-friend who had the transplant on sunday was released from the hospital on thrursday. can you believe that? she is now staying with her parnts while he recuperates. she can't drive for 90 days and must have no contact with moms g-son due to the immunesuppresant drugs she is on for her new kidney so mom is helping out and also his birthday is coming up.

mom saw a black ant on the rug and wanted to save it for me but when she went to pick it up it bit into the carpet and when mom pulled its head popped off. it made a big pop sound.

love Boo Boo

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09/16/2016 10:18.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
haven't been by for the longest time and i miss you so much. mom is having lots of problems with her computer. it just freezes on her and all she can do is sit it off. she has to update her computer and has put it off for a very long time because she will lose iPhoto where all her pictures are kept. she bought a machine to download everything on her computer so she won't lose anything when she updates. the problem is she doesn't know how to use the machine. then she went to the apple store and asked if they would do it for her and they said yes. mom then found out that when you update you can save your photo library and reinstall in with the new program. the guy at the apple store said mom didn't need to. mom said whn i want to email a photo or share a photo or make a photo i need photo library. the man went to show mom how she could do it another way and it wouldn't work for him and mom keeps asking him if he will reinstall her photo library if she upgrades and mom doesn't think he knows how. the way the computer is now the browser is so old it doesn't recognize anything on the internet and keeps telling mom no application exits for this. sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. until mom can find someone to up date her computer she can't use it for much. last night when she tried to blog it froze and she had to turn it off again.

mom has been pretty busy taking care of g-ma who is holding up surprisingly well. then step brother mailed mom a giant box from Florida filled with all moms paper wok and that will take mom forever to go through. this is all for power of attorney. then mom is trying to sort through a few things she brought home and take to the veterans thrift shop. step brother took anything of g-mss that was of any value and mom said its my mother and she is still alive and you have no right. well whats done is done but people are really greedy and selfish. then last son our frother, thats moms son called and told mom his girlfriend he has lived with for 10 years was called into the hospital because thy finally found some kidneys for her for a transplant. she has been waiting for 5 years and goes into dialysis about 4 to 5 times a week. this will be her third transplant and mom hopes eveyhing goes absolutely perfect. she is in the hospital being prepped for surgery tomorrow. it has been very hot and dry here. we finally got some rain yesterday which only seemed to make it hoter. at least the plants outside got a drink as they were all wilting from lack of water. then a big weather report came in tonight warning of severe winds and rain. which came and lasted 5 minutes. there will probably be a ton of branches in the yard tomorrow.

mom says my feathers appear to be coming in green but its hard to tell and i still haven't started my major molt yet. Boo Boo has started exercising a little more and is doing her jump twirl and flutter when out of her cage.
love Cori and Boo Boo

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09/10/2016 10:39.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
it appears that many older couples even if they have altzheimer seem to pass within a short time of each other. but in the meantime mom wants g-ma to be surrounded with the things she loved. g-ma seems to be holding up quite well considering everything. between attending services consoling g-ma and working on the apartment mom can't think straight. plus our dad isn't any help and is giving mom a hard time about everything. finally moms niee stepped in to help mom and store some stuff at her house. not enough time to decide what to do with it. have to have g-mss beautiful thomsvile solid cherry wood bed, dresser, chest and night stand hauled off to good will because no one wants to take it and it is super large and not enough time to try and sell t or let anyone know. mom went today and loaded more things in her car and told g-ma she was going home and g-ma started to cry and said no but mom came home anyway. she did my nils and was very worried about it since i got sick but i am doing so much better and she got all my nails clipped. then tonight when she went to feed and water my crickets which she keeps on the nightstand in the bedroom the cricket house was full of these big black ants and they were running around very fast and they had killed all my crickets and were trying to carry the cricket body parts away. mom ran outside and dumped the whole thing in the are but some escaped in the bedroom. mom killed about 15 all with different cricket parts in their mouth and flushed them down the toilet. i killed about 5 that mom saw. mom also wiped the edges of the nightstand with vinegar to keep anymore from coming. mom never knew that ants killed insects to eat.

love Boo Boo

mom did my beak and nails today. i became very stressed out and mom was very worried about me. thenn she showered me and gave me a lovely bath and then sun dried me outside and i calmed down. i sat on he dresser and preened most of the evening until i saw an ant and then flew to mom because it scared me.

love Cori

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08/28/2016 10:58.32 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
g-pa passed away around midnight on tuesday night. g-ma is rapidly gong downhill.

sorry to hear your g-ma has altzheimers. its hard to talk with them because one minute they are aware of everything and the next they are in a different zone. had to deal with that with dads mom.

love Boo Boo

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08/25/2016 10:17.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
g-pa & g-ma moved into a senior living community about 9 years ago. since then g-ma had numerous ailments, like open heart surgery,appendectomy,broken hips etc. the facility moved g-pa & g-ma to a assisted living section so they could stay together. in the past year g-ma deteriorated so much they put her in the health care unit which is in the same building but a different floor. g-ma is 95 and g-pa just turned 100 in april. his sone threw him a big party with 100 friends and relatives and g-pa was overjoyed. then when the gold thing at oakmont country club happened g-pa was on tv and written up in several newspapers about how he caddied at every gold tournament and his father buit oakmont country club. g-pa continued to be with g-ma every waking hour and wheeled her everywhere. in july g-pa complained his back hurt and he was getting very weak and could no longer walk very well. the home thought g-pa might have pneumonia because g-pa was having trouble catching his breath. they sent him to the local hospital who found a cancerous tumor in his lung and the cancer had spread to his liver and kidneys. because of the cancer no one is looking for anything else. they even had put a new hospital bed in his room to help his back but he never made it back to his room to use it. g-pa is in the health care unit with g-ma but in a different room. they can't put them together because they don't have any room. mom went to visit them today and check on things in their old apartment. she couldn't get in because the apartment door was locked and no one was around to let her i. g-pa is nnow in a morphine induced coma and not eating or talking at this point. g-ma is sitting with him holding his swollen hands. mom sat with them for 2 hours in silence because g-ma lost her hewing aids and can't hear. mom had the hospice nurse put g-pa into a more comfortable sleeping position twice. mom asked why they have g-pa on morphine if he isn't complaining about pain and the nurse said because thats what
the doctor ordered. the one son was there when mom arrived(he is a pysciatrist) but left to spend time with his fiancé. g-ma told mom she wants to die with g-pa. at that point mom said she was going home and left. mom can't help g-pa because she doesn't have the authority and this is what his sons want. mom may go back again tonight. the nurse was crying and told mom g-pa won't last much longer. she said this is typical. it is very hard to take.

WARNING: ROCKET LEAVE YOUR FEATHERS ALONE OR YOU WILL GET A SPANKY.

love Boo Boo

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08/20/2016 04:50.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
well comcast came to the house today and took away the vcr. and gave mom a refurbished(used) one because they have updated them. mom lost all her movies she had saved that she liked and planned to watch. the new vcd isn't any better than the one they took away but they told mom if she didn't take it her tv would no longer receive the proper signals. mom stayed up until 4am trying to watch recordedshows before they came and took it away.

g-pa son flew back to florida last night. he called mom this evening to let her know what is going on. mom hasn't been over to see g-pa for a few days since his 2 sons are handling things and mom doesn't want to antagonize them. the older son got g-pa moved back to the assisted living facility. he isn't in the room with g-ma but directly underneath her on the floor below. mom asked how g-pa back was because that is the only thing he has been complaining about. the stepbrother said g-pa is on morphine for the pain. mom is keeping her opinion to herself about that. apparently they didn't think to try tylenol. oh well. anyway stepbrother told mom to start cleaning things out of the the g-parents apartment and have it all emptied out in the next 2 weeks. i guess thats the timeline for using morphine on a 100 year old man who until up to a month ago still walked 3 miles every day.

now about me. i have been sung my perches more and more. mom had Cori and me outside for awhile today to gets some sun. i sat on the sponge while i was outside but as soon as mom bought me back inside i jumped to my highest perch. today mom watched me jump from cup holders in my cage. anyway mom fed me dinner on my sponge tonight and i wouldn't eat it. mom was waiting for that. i think mom might try and put my food in my upper cup holder tomorrow. tonight in the bed room mom watched me test my leg by putting weight on it and swiveling my hips. mom thinks it must still hurt but is feeling better.

mom doesn't want to go to the nursing home tomorrow to start cleaning out the apartment. it is too depressing. tomorrow is the last day the public pool is open and mom might go and spend a little time there to try and relax

love Boo Boo

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08/18/2016 10:51.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
has your mom ever tried flax seed. many say it helps birds stop pulling out their feathers. since no one really knows why each bird starts doing this it could be many many different reasons and for some adding a teaspoon of flack seed to the diet seems to help them stopped doing it . it is suppose to calm the skin or something. anyway your mom can check it out. i don't pull my feathers out but i chop off the ends with my beak. as soon as i see the white blue jay spots on my feather i chopped it right off. all my feathers are flat across on the ends. mom knows i do this because of boredom. mom told me she is very sorry she is so boring but does the best she can.

love Boo Boo

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08/17/2016 10:11.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
we lost the internet last night. mom was on bird channel and when she tried to add a bog nothing would happen. she went to Paddy & Piddys page and saw 1,000 points had been removed from their account so she thought well this is it. bird channel shut down. she couldn't get off the site so she tried to force click and nothing would happen. she then turned off the computer and when she went back on it and tried to go on Facebook the computer said there was no application called safari. mom then called a comcast rep in bangledesh who tried to get the internet back on and accidentally shut the phone down. we didn't get either back til this afternoon.

here is my blog from yesterday
mom got her dna testing back. she was very surprised but happy to know she is still from the human race.
mom doesn't mind heat or humidity but this weather we are having is something else. usually when the humidity is high the sky is overcast and you feel like you re walking around in moist cloud. this weather was high humidity with a bright sun and baking heat and the skies were clear. mom was standing at a garden center looking at plants and it was so hot sweat was running down her face and she couldn't see. i think they get weather like that maybe in texas.

as usual things are problematic at home. g-pa was admitted into the hospital with potential pneumonia but they found a tumor in his lung and no pneumonia. also he is in congestive heart failure. he didn't realize he was at the hospital and thought he was at home and kept trying to get up to go pee and they wouldn't let him and then they catheterized him and boy did he yell about that. then g-m keeps having the nurse call mom to come in her car and take her home and mom keeps telling her she is home. then mom told g-ma about g-pa and she didn't seem to respond. its hard talking about g-p to g-m because his name is bob,my dads name is bob and g-pas son name is bob so g-ma can't keep track of the bobs.

love Boo Boo

i am holding my own. not doing any better but not getting any worse. i did spend a little more time today perching and that made mom happy. she tried to feed me on my upper perch but i still wanted to sit on the sponge to eat.--Boo Boo

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08/13/2016 10:40.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
well we heard lots of thunder and saw lots of lightening so it rained somewhere but not at our house. its bone dry here. i think the humidity is higher than the 85 degree temps.


Boo Boo is still sitting on the bottom of her cage but she did take a bath today and she hasn't done that for about 3 weeks. usually she likes to take 4 or 5 baths a day. mom is giving her lots of aloe vera plant to eat and coconut which she loves. mom would also like to sprinkle cinnamon on her food (which is anti inflammatory but is afraid Boo Boo wouldn't eat her food if she did.

love Boo Boo

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08/10/2016 10:36.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
not much t report going on around here. it was a beautiful day with high of 85 and low humidity with on and off sunshine. mom used the hose and gave Cori a bath and then put her in the sun to dry off, while dad sat with me on the porch.. suddenly mom saw a big billowy cloud of smoke come up from behind one of the houses across the street and then she smelled the smoke. mom ran into the house with Cori and then ran back outside to grab me to bring me inside also. don't know what the smoke was from. dad said it smelled like burnt rubber. it lasted about 1/2 and then was gone. mom says every time she takes us outside something happens.

Boo Boo is pretty much the same way. spending all day sitting on her sponge on the bottom of the cage. she is becoming more vocal like she used to be. she is eating well and making big doodies. at night during playtime she is playing a little with her shiny things and admiring herself in the mirror but she also stops to rest a lot. she is still going to her upper perch to sleep at night and staying there all night long. mom is retry much holding a vigil and doing nothing else but taking care of her and watching her. dad has gone on a new diet he devised for his gout of salad and soup so mom doesn't have to cook for him. he is doing very well on the diet and his gout in the foot has disappeared for now.

love Boo Boo

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08/07/2016 09:54.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
we have oak leaf wilt in our area and everyone is cutting down they oak trees because the trees die within 3 weeks of contracting it. we have 7 of our trees treated with an anti virus in the spring but one of them still caught it and had to be cut down. the tree was over 65 years old and i was so sad to see it cut down. the neighborhood now looks awful and nobody is replacing the cut down trees with anything else. anyway with all this going on mom is amazed at the amount of hummingbirds coming to the feeders. tmom has to replace the 2 feeders everyday because they are drinking all the nectar.



today Boo Boo still sat on the sponge on the bottom of her cage all day. since mom has all her food and water dishes right beside she really doesn't have to move far to get to them. mom is starting to think that Boo Boo will not get better.
tonight Bo boo was very active in the bedroom and was non stop hoping all over the bedroom. mom wasn't sure if she was hunting a cricket or just exercising muscles she hasn't used for 3 weeks. she even did a few jumps and twirls which she hasn't done for a month. then when it was time for bed she ran under the bed and mom had to crawl under to catch her. mom won't feel better until Boo Boo starts using her perches in the daytime.

love Boo Boo

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08/04/2016 10:15.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
i had no idea about your poor Susan. Eclectus parrots are very different from the other parrots with food requirements because of that long intestine that they have. i know Gus's mom always takes a bath with gus in the room so she can watch to see if he toe taps. i guess he won't toe tap on his cage. at least the toe taping signals something is wrong and then you have to be a detective to figure out what it is. Susan is very lucky to have your mom taking care of her. once you get a special needs bird they do take up a lot o time to care for them properly. do you think Susan plucks because of former life stresses? i wonder if when their diet is off it makes their legs hurt and thats why they start chewing at them. almost like having a gout attack or something.

mom says was very bad tonight. i kept getting on the cable box and walking around and mom kept yelling at me to get off. i wouldn't listen and the next thing i knew i got one of my nils caught in the cable box vent. mom immediately tried to unhook my nail before i panicked and hurt my leg. i was very upset and i bite mom on the finger and made it bleed. then i somehow twisted my body around and so my foot was facing backward so mom had to turn my body around and then she was able to unhook my nail. mom told me to listen to her next time she tells me something. i forgot what she was talking about.

Boo Boo is still staying on the bottom of her cage but is now calling to the blue jays outside and showing a lithe more interest in things like playing with her shiny toys when she is in the bedroom for playtime in the evening. she is still making it to the top perch of her cage for bedtime but it takes her about 15 minutes to get there.

love Cori & Boo Boo

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08/01/2016 10:09.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
update on me
Boo Boo tried to hide one of her waxworks in moms tennis shoe tonight and that made mom feel good. also when it was time for bed Boo Boo didn't go quietly but made mom chase her. mom placed Boo Boo on her top perch in her cage for bed because she kept trilling and making noise. she is now semi asleep. last night she slept on her perch for about 6 hours and she also was using her perch on the bottom of the cage today. its about 1 inch above the sponge.

today mom went to the store and had no idea why she was there or what she had come for so mom knows she is stressed out and is trying to be calm about everything even though its hard with dad around.

love Boo Boo

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07/28/2016 09:47.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
we used to feel that when things were getting a bit much at home we could take a few days off of Facebook and catch up when we had time but sadly thats not the case anymore. don't like to talk about too much personal stuff on fB or YouPet. here is what is going on.

just wanted to give an update. Boo Boo is not getting any better. she isn't any worse but no signs of improvement. she is eating well but not drinking much. she loves the coconut meat and the aloe vera plant mom is giving her. she is not active at all but very interesed in what is going on around her and calls you over to see her. she attempts to perch but ends up on the sponge on the floor of her cage. we put a perch about 1 inch above the sponge and she stands on it for a little bit. the sponge is getting dirty very quickly now so mom has to keep changing it so Boo Boo isn't standing in shit. mom out Boo Boo in her outside cage today so she could change the sponge and dad yelled at her for putting Boo Boo outside in the 94 degree weather

dad has severe gout in the right foot and it swelled up so bad he can't wear shoes. the dr said he never saw gout so bad. it is very painful. he can't use his left leg because of his bad knee which is why he uses a cane.

my 100 year old step father is declining in health and soiling himself and hi son(moms step brother) want to throw all g-mss things away since she hasn't lived in the apartment at the senior care facility for 9 months now but is residing in the health care unit because of all her health problems like parkinsons, neuoropothy, macular degeneration, no hearing, incontinent, severe pain in her right arm from lymph nodes bing removed from last great cancer surgery and she can't walk anymore. her birthday is friday and she will be 95 and whn mom goes to visit she will have to fight with step brother over g-mss possessions.

not trying to throw all of this on you but mom can't think she is so stressed out and is most concerned about Boo Boo
also visit the kissing booth on FB. the simpleton bird plays ere putting on plays every day there. it helps mom get her mind off of things writing them. there is one at the kissing booth here also.

love Boo Boo

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07/27/2016 10:56.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
searching to see who is still left. glad to find you . well we are still here and waiting for the execution. we like you re not giving up the ship and will stay til the end whenever that may be. we will not say goodbye but continue on you pet nd try and make the best of it. one thing about bird channel we will miss is being able to read all the blogs of everybirdy on their pages if we hadn't been able to blog that day. it kept us connected to our friends and kept us informed about what was happening in their daily lives. i guess that will be gone. not really interested in blogging on you pet right now until bird channel is finally gone and who knows when that will be. stay strong and holding our wings together with each other we stay united.

love Cori, Boo Boo, Paddy & Piddy

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07/18/2016 09:18.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
In the great Milonga room There was one red balloon
And a picture of-
the big bird channel family
jumping over the moon
And there were four little birds sitting on chairs
remembering all the fun bird affairs
And a quiet old bird who was whispering “hush” Goodnight room
Goodnight moon
Goodnight birds jumping over the moon Goodnight light
And the red balloon
Goodnight fun
Goodnight sun
Goodnight fun time
goodnight great friends
And goodnight to the old bird whispering “hush” Goodnight stars
Goodnight air
Good night noises everywhere

love forever and ever
Cori,Boo Boo, Paddy & Piddy

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07/16/2016 10:38.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
youpet isn't bad. its not like bird channel but perhaps when we get used to it we can make it close. at least you can have your own page for each bird. each bird can comment, blog or message. so far mom has only sent messages. you have a diary,a profile and you can send treat s to your friends. you can't message instantly because it seems they have to approve the blog and pictures first. when you post your pictures it takes about a day for them to appear. we will continue to have our parties on Facebook.
you pet isn't just for birds but cats dogs horses crabs you name it. it is taking mom a while to figure it out. hope to see you there.

love Boo Boo

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07/13/2016 10:49.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket & Flock,

How are you all doing? It's Oz & Flock! Hope all is well with your beautiful Mom & Family.

Yes, shutting down Bird Channel really has my Mom and us very upset. We have all made such great Friends on here, some we have met but most we haven't and yet we all have such a connection. It's so nice to talk to people with Birds and discuss everything about them & if we have questions, we just ask! We have shared so many good, happy but also sad things that have happened to us, our Birds, Family and even our Friends! I do hope that this "Petcha" will be just as good a site and that we will be able to stay in touch the way we have all these years! It's been nice to have Friends that know what we're going through having Birds/Parrots as my Family & Friends don't understand because they don't have them and just don't get it & really never will the
way we all do!

Take care all and just know that Mom and all of us Love you all and yes she also has tears in her eyes over this whole situation. Hope it can stay as close as it is here on Bird Channel. Mom is not the sharpest pencil in the box and just hopes she can understand how to make it work! Her words not ours LOL!

Love & Hugs,
Debbie, Oz, Cheyenne, Parker, Apache & Silver

Come visit me, PARKER, SILVER, APACHE MARRIED HIS LOVE SNOWFLAKE ON 09/20/14, OZ (MY MOMMY'S DREAM BIRD) & CHEYENNE MARRIED HER JEDI ON 09/20/14.

07/12/2016 10:37.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
that was us who sent the picture of the cockatoo giving i5 publishing and percha the bird finger.Doo diligence"Tanya Stark" sent them a picture of him holding a toilet paper roll. not that it will ale any difference but its the least we can do to thank them for being so rotten. they never took the time to understand what bird channel was about and how our bird club was. we have never met a group like the ones in our bird club and it is so sad to see it end. i think i am friends with you on Facebook. moms name is carol gelfand and her profile picture is a picture of Cori. we will check it our just to make sure.

love Boo Boo

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07/09/2016 09:33.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
we probably joined bird channel around 2007 but weren't very active on it and bird channel took away all our points because of it. then we got back on and would just vote for birds but not say anything. eventually Hulk stopped by and started talking and we talked back and it hasn't been the same since. bird channel came to usat a time when we really needed it. who would have thought we would have made such wonderful connections and become good friends with people we had never even met. many we used to talk to have now left bird channel and we always wonder what happened to them and how they are. some have passed on and we miss the conversations and fun times with them. we have a wonderful warm loving family and it is so very sad to see it end. at least a few years ago when bird channel announced we were going to be dust we had enough sense to start collecting email addresses names and phone numbers. we have dreaded that this day would finally come but knew i5 publishing had no interest in keeping us together. we knew we would stay to the very end and knew it would be hard to say goodbye to all our fun times. its very hard to talk right now as tears are making it had to type.

love you forever and ever Cori,Boo Boo and the very bad budgies Paddy & Piddy

Come visit me, PaddyCake & PiddyGirl, CORI & BOO BOO.

07/08/2016 09:55.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Rocket
want to apologize for being off of bird channel for so long. moms back and side really start to bother her if she sits or stands for too long. as long as she keeps moving she feels better. the big branch they fell and miraculously mixed all the shrubs has been driving mom crazy and for the last few days she has been slowly dragging off to the side of the yard. its almost the size of a tree and probably needs to be cut up with a chain saw. on Sunday night the neighbors were going crazy with fireworks and one neighbor looked like they had a professional fireworks display. on the 4th it pretty much rained all day and the neighbor below us was starting to set off rockets and mom put on the house spotlights and stood right on the side of the yard daring him to shoot a rocket but he just said i guess no rockets will be shot tonight and went inside. before that they were setting off firecrackers on their wooden deck with their dogs sitting there.. in the meantime one of our birdhouses outside which is a head of a cat with its mouth open fell off the tree . when mom checked it was full of a yellow jacket nest and then were not happy to be laying on the lawn. mom waited til it got dark outside and put a plastic bag over the birdhouse and then covered it with a bucket and the dragged it it to the edge of the property . mom is amazed she didn't get stung.today she checked on the bird house and had neglected to remove the plastic bag so mom used another dead branch that had fallen off of a tree last night and lifted the plastic bag off and the yellow jackets were all alive and making quite a racket mom feels her back and side are finally starting to heal because even though it still hurts its not that sharp cutting pain. its been really hard for mom to sleep because no matter what position she was in everything was aching and hurting so she hopes tonight she will be able to sleep better

oh and by the way i got to go outside for about 1 hour and was mad when mom brought me in for dinner.

love Boo Boo

Come visit me, PaddyCake & PiddyGirl, CORI & BOO BOO.

07/05/2016 09:44.02 PM Report This Comment  
  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.

love Boo Boo

Come visit me, PaddyCake & PiddyGirl, CORI & BOO BOO.

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.

love Boo Boo

Come visit me, PaddyCake & PiddyGirl, CORI & BOO BOO.

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.

love Boo Boo

Come visit me, PaddyCake & PiddyGirl, CORI & BOO BOO.

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.

love Boo Boo

Come visit me, PaddyCake & PiddyGirl, CORI & BOO BOO.

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.

love Boo Boo

Come visit me, PaddyCake & PiddyGirl, CORI & BOO BOO.

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.

love Boo Boo

Come visit me, PaddyCake & PiddyGirl, CORI & BOO BOO.

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.

love Boo Boo

Come visit me, PaddyCake & PiddyGirl, CORI & BOO BOO.

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.

LOVE BOO BOO

Come visit me, PaddyCake & PiddyGirl, CORI & BOO BOO.

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.

love Boo Boo

Come visit me, PaddyCake & PiddyGirl, CORI & BOO BOO.

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.

love Boo Boo

Come visit me, PaddyCake & PiddyGirl, CORI & BOO BOO.

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.

love Boo Boo

Come visit me, PaddyCake & PiddyGirl, CORI & BOO BOO.

05/23/2016 10:04.51 PM Report This Comment  
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05/23/2016 06:04.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Rocket!
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.

love Cori and Boo Boo

Come visit me, PaddyCake & PiddyGirl, CORI & BOO BOO.

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 ♥

Come visit me, Sugar ~ Thanks for all the AWESOME Memories.

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,
Oz (The Pink Too)

Come visit me, PARKER, SILVER, APACHE MARRIED HIS LOVE SNOWFLAKE ON 09/20/14, OZ (MY MOMMY'S DREAM BIRD) & CHEYENNE MARRIED HER JEDI ON 09/20/14.

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,

Laka

Come visit me, Angel Sallykins says I Luv-U-Always-N-4 ever! :), Tweetie-kins, Polu Kai says I will go down with the BC Ship ...., Angel Pookie says Let's play ball !!! & Laka says we're still here!!!.

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