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***********We met and fell in love with our son and daughter-in-law- 's Green-cheek and knew then we had to find one of our own. We saw her at a pet store and it was love at first sight! We're told she's a Pineapple Blue Hybrid kind of Green-Cheeky Bird...but that wasn't in the listings.. all the more shows what a special birdie she is to us!.

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Hi! My name is Cookie

I am a Green-Cheeked Conure from St Charles, IL.

"cookie-bird"

7 years old   F

Green-Cheeked Conure

Yogurt covered papaya and flakes from Honey Bunches of O's

I love sitting on my playgym in the four-seasons room where there's lots of window to check out the backyard!

I get all "fired up" if I hear when they let the dogs outside and didn't come get me to supervise!

They both love to hang out with me and take me along when they do stuff. I am the "Official-Doggy- -Letter-Outer". It's my job to "supervise" and yell "Run-Free", "Run-Free" in my own "chirpy" way. They all know what I'm saying--that's why they do it!

I "screech" if anyone brings a penguin stuffed toy around me..or anything bright red!.

"Whatcha doin?..Whatcha doin?...I'll do it too!".

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  COOKIE ! ! ! It's me, Cookie !
Mom bought a new salad spinner ! har har har ! We started cleaning the house today and doing laundry getting ready for vacation ! I helped with the laundry - I'm trying to give dad air-conditioned socks ! We're heading to the Finger Lakes - hopefully the weather will be nice and I can spend all my days on the screened in porch yelling at boaters, swimmers and ducks !

We're so happy mmom is starting to feel more herself - she's never far from our minds or hearts ! love and noggies :) COOKIE

Come visit me, Cookie - look at my fortress of heap !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

08/06/2014 02:27.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie
Last night mom and her sis headed off for an oriental buffet place that just opened. It was pretty good, but mom didn't see half of the tables, since she got full so fast. I think that means they will go back at some point to explore what else is there. Lots of shrimp and chicken though, which are mom's faves.
She got a call from her PCP last night after she got home. The mammogram is fine, but the bone density scan shows some bone loss, so the doc recommended calcium and vitamin D. Getting old is not fun, she says.
I hope you are having a wonderful day today. We are supposed to get rain and thunderstorms, but right now the sun is out. I wish you sunshine and scritches and all good things. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie,vote for rodeo queen on milonga page, Peppino,vote for Rodeo Queen on milonga page, Divo & Falco, thanks for the prayers, I'm doing okay.

08/06/2014 07:37.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie
Now that sounds like a fun thing to do!You should see what we make our mom go through,we fling our bean mix she gives us every morning all over the cage and what a mess she's got to scrub off the bars,floor,walls,etc!but it sure is so much fun!I'm with you on flinging anything we can!LOL!
Wishing you a greyt Toosday and I'm sending you all our love along with warm birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses!Loving you always and forever,Dixie,Kallie and Peepers

Come visit me, Gabbie, Kallie, Peepers & Dixie.

08/05/2014 08:04.24 PM Report This Comment  
  COOKIE ! ! ! It's me, Cookie !
And I have a whole box of cherry popsicles to share ! We saw our first hummingbird today - not at the feeder - at the petunias in the flower boxes on the back deck ! They've probably been about, but mom hasn't been too observant ! har har har

She was the other night though - she observed a BAT in the living/dining room ! ! ! She screamed loud enough to wake the whole state of NY ! She even woke daddy ! He caught it in mom's salad spinner and let it out the back door ! Scary stuff !

So how's your summer going now that mommy is starting to feel better - we're still praying for her !

Come visit me, Cookie - look at my fortress of heap !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

08/04/2014 04:15.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie
I didn't know your mom was sick, sorry to hear it. Mom says maybe we knew from FB, but it's hard for her to figure out who is connected to what birds.
Today mom got to do the skunk pens and the waterfowl pens at the center. Her record still holds with the skunks, yay! There were a lot of ducks and geese released last week, so there was only one mallard in one of the pens, a Canada goose with angel wing in another pen, and 5 little turkeys in the third occupied pen. There is a baby pool in there leaning against the fence, since the turkeys don't need a pond. So when mom went in there to clean, they all 'hid' in the space between the pond and the fence! One went in there first, while the other 4 jumped up on their carriers, but when mom squirted the top of each carrier, the turkeys up there ran off to hide elsewhere, and eventually they all ended up between the fence and the pond. Mom was happy to do the waterfowl today, it was a nice break from all the raccoons, foxes, and those 2 coyotes.
I hope you are having a good day today, getting lots of sunshine and love. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie,vote for rodeo queen on milonga page, Peppino,vote for Rodeo Queen on milonga page, Divo & Falco, thanks for the prayers, I'm doing okay.

08/04/2014 01:03.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie
We are all sooo eggcited to see you again and we can't thank you enough for letting us share in your special day!We just love watermelon,what an awesome treat!Dixie reaches for a nice big slice of watermelon as Kallie and Peepers wait in line behind him......

Come visit me, Gabbie, Kallie, Peepers & Dixie.

08/03/2014 07:30.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie
It's great to see you, I really miss baseball this year, and miss all my former teammates as well!
Yesterday after the pool, mom went to a nearby mall to pick up some jewelry she had left for repairs. The one bracelet was still not fixed, so she's glad she had the guy there helping her put them on. He spotted it right away and kept it to get it done right.
When she came out of the mall it had started to rain. We had a few thunder boomers early in the evening, and now it's starting to thunder again. It's a good thing she already walked the dogs. She was happy to have pool time yesterday, but today it looks like there will be no pool. Hopefully you are having a nicer day than we are, and you will get lots of love and sunshine today. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie,vote for rodeo queen on milonga page, Peppino,vote for Rodeo Queen on milonga page, Divo & Falco, thanks for the prayers, I'm doing okay.

08/03/2014 07:23.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Cookie ! It's me, Cookie !
Let's go get some leftover hatchday cake and have another party ! ! woooo hooooooooo

How's your dear mom doing these days buddy ?

Come visit me, Cookie - look at my fortress of heap !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

08/03/2014 05:26.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie
I'll try to send some sunshine your way. We are finally having a sunny weekend!
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

08/02/2014 10:05.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie
We are all flying by to wish you a greyt hatch day!We are so sorry that we're late but Mom had a real bad day yesterday and it was so late by the time she got home and she was too tired to take us over to visit you!
Happy Hatch Day To You!
Happy Hatch Day To You!
Happy Hatch Day To You!
Happy Hatch Day To Cookie!
Happy Hatch Day To You!And Many Many Mooooore!
Wishing you the best day ever filled with lots of love,treats,toys and those wonderful scritches and of course CAKE! Loving you always,Dixie and Flock

Come visit me, Gabbie, Kallie, Peepers & Dixie.

08/02/2014 05:45.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Cookie!
Glad you had a nice Hatch Day! Hope you are having a nice weekend!
Love,
Raffikki

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08/02/2014 05:34.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Cookie!
Happy Hatch Day sweetie! Hope you have an awesome day!
Love,
Raffikki

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08/01/2014 08:49.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie
Sending lots of hatch day wishes your way
On your special day. Hope you have the best one yet and many more!
Your friend, Gus (Rip Chi chi)

Come visit me, Gus --Chi chi ♥ RIP & Chi chi RIP my sweet girl..

08/01/2014 05:45.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie
flying by to wish you a most happy hatchday. hope you are having a blast celebrating on your special day.

love Cori and Boo Boo

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08/01/2014 05:39.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Hatchday
Hey Cookie, we hope it's your best one ever! Have a wonderful day, hugs, Falco and the boys

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie,vote for rodeo queen on milonga page, Peppino,vote for Rodeo Queen on milonga page, Divo & Falco, thanks for the prayers, I'm doing okay.

08/01/2014 12:47.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie
Wishing you a very HAPPY HATCHDAY and many more. Enjoy your special day.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

08/01/2014 06:33.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Cookie
Happy 7th Hatchday. Hope it's your best ever. Here's a vote in celebration. May you have lots of treats, toys and attention. Wing hugs and beak kisses, Pearl and Silver.

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08/01/2014 05:56.45 AM Report This Comment  
  COOKIE ! ! ! !
It's me Cookie ! (he yells as he noogies Cookie on the head and throws some beak made confetti) Where's the party ? Let the hatchday celebration begin ! ! ! ! woooo hooooo

Come visit me, Cookie - look at my fortress of heap !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

08/01/2014 03:22.16 AM Report This Comment  
  MIKEY #61671/KAJI #43005 4-10K CLUB
YES COOKIE YOU LEFT OUT A VERY IMPORTANT LETTER ITS ;

birdyville.ning.com

YOU FORGOT THE n IN ning.com

SO GO TRY IT AGAIN

SWEETPEPPER

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

06/29/2014 09:16.43 PM Report This Comment  
  MIKEY #61671/KAJI #43005 4-10K CLUB
COOKIE, IF YOU ARE ON THE BC DIRECTORY LIST YOU SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN AN E-MAIL. THIS NING.COM SITE IS A FREE SITE. SO THEYARE WORKING ON IT. WE WILL TEST IT OUT TO SEE HOW WE ALL LIKE IT. IF WE CAN'T DO WHAT WE WANT THEN WE CAN ALL VOTE FOR MAKING OUR OWN WEBSITE BUT IT WILL COST QUITE A BIT OF MONEY. THIS IS A FREE SITE SO WE ARE GOING WITH THAT FOR NOW.

SWEETPEPPER

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

06/28/2014 09:07.26 PM Report This Comment  
  MIKEY #61671/KAJI #43005 4-10K CLUB
HEY COOKIE, SO YOUR PAGE HAS GOT A BIT OF DUST ON IT EY? SO GLAD TO HAVE YOU BACK. HAVE YOU GONE TO THE NEW BIRDYVILLE SITE YET? ITS STILL BEING WORKED ON BUT WE HAVE OUR PROFILES UP ALREADY AND PICTURES TOO.

ITS birdyville.ning.com

HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND

SWEETPEPPER & KACEY

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

06/27/2014 09:59.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Cookie finds a bag by the door
and opens it . . . COOKIES ? There's only one friend who would leave a bag of birdie COOKIES . . .

C~O~O~K~I~E ! ! ! har har har

Come visit me, Cookie - look at my fortress of heap !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

05/26/2014 01:17.44 PM Report This Comment  
  GREETINGS MY LOYAL SUBJECTS
GREETINGS MY LOYAL SUBJECTS
On my last day as your queen my assistant Princess Boo Boo and I would like to add one more piece of advice which we feel is of utmost importance for birds as well as our hoomaaan caretakers. Always eat more fruits and vegetables and buy them organic when you can. sometimes organic produce is more expensive or isn’t easily available. The Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce – to empower you as a consumer. With the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen lists on hand, you’ll know which fruits and vegetables have the most pesticide residues and which ones will help you lower your exposure to potentially harmful chemicals and pesticides.
Dirty Dozen Plus™
APPLES
STRAWBERRIES
GRAPES
CELERY
PEACHES
SPINACH
SWEET BELL PEPPERS
NECTARINES - IMPORTED
CUCUMBERS
CHERRY TOMATOES
SNAP PEAS - IMPORTED
POTATOES
HOT PEPPERS
KALE/COLLARD GREENS

Clean Fifteen™

AVOCADOS
SWEET CORN
PINEAPPLES
CABBAGE
SWEET PEAS - FROZEN
ONIONS
ASPARAGUS
MANGOES
PAPAYAS
KIWI
EGGPLANT
GRAPEFRUIT
CLEAN FIFTEEN™
CANTALOUPE
CAULIFLOWER
SWEET POTATOES

LOVE QUEEN CORI AND PRINCESS BOO BOO

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04/30/2014 01:23.53 PM Report This Comment  
  HI COOKIE
THANKYOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING ME BOTD YESTERDAY. I HAD THE BESTEST TIME CELEBRATING MY SPECIAL HONOR AT THE CASTLE YESTERDAY WITH MY FISTER QUEEN CORI.WE HOPE YOU ENJOYED COMING TO THE CASTLE AND CELEBRATING WITH US.

LOVE QUEEN BOO BOO

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04/04/2014 02:07.16 PM Report This Comment  
  HI COOKIE, TAHOE AND MOLLY
MOMS NOT DOING VERY WELL. THE HARDEST IS TRYING TO SLEEP AT NIGHT. THEN HER USUAL MORNING OF SNEEZING IS TAKING A TOLL. THE BATHROOM SINK BECAME CLOGGED AND HAD TO CALL A PLUMBER WHO CAME THIS MORNING. MOM HAD TO CLEAN THE BATHROOM BEFORE THE PLUMBER SAW IT. THEN SHE HAD TO CLEAN IT AFTER HE LEFT. THE PLUMBER KEPT TELLING MOM NOT TO KEEP BENDING DOWN. IT WASNT THE BENDING DOWN THAT GOT MOM BUT THE STANDING UP AFTERWARDS. ANYWAY AT LEAST ITS FIXED AND THE BATHROOM IS CLEAN. MOM JUST KEEPS TAKING TYLENOL. THE WHOE BACK THING STARTED WHEN DAD ASKED MOM TO CLEAN UP SOME LEAVES ON THE SIDE OF THE YARD ON MONDAY. MOM DID BUT THEN TRIPPED ON A LOG BURIED UNDER ALL THE LEAVES AND FLIPPED OVER THE HILLSIDE.

I WANT TO GIVE MY MOST SINCERE APOLOGIES FOR NOT GET BACK TO EVRYBIRDY SOONER. I HAVE BEEN READING MY BLOGS BUT SINCE I CANT TYPE I HAD TO WAIT FOR MOM. I AM THRILLED TO BE QUEEN.CAN YOU BELIEVE I BECAME QUEEN ON APRIL FOOLD DAY! WHO ELSE BUT ME, RIGHT? I DIDNT THINK I COULD WIN IT. OF COURSE I WON BECAUSE OF ALL MY DEAR FRIENDS SUPPORT. BOO BOO WORKED HER LITTLE TAIL FEATHERS OFF HELPING ME AND WAS ECSTATIC OVER WINNING BOTD TODAY. PADDY AND PIDDY WERE OVER JOYED TO GET TO COME TO THE CASTE WITH US AND HAVE BEEN DANCING THE DAYS AWAY. WE ARE THOROUGHLY ENJOYING OUR TIME AT THE CASTLE AND EXTEND AN OPEN INVITIATION TO EVERYBIRDY TO COME AND JOIN US ANYTIME AND STAY AS LONG AS THEY WANT. ITS ON ME. WE ARE ALSO HAVING THE BEST TIME PLAYING WITH THE DRAGON THAT LIVES IN THE CASTLE MOAT. DID YOU KNOW HE LIKES TO EAT CARMEL CORN?

LOVE CORI

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04/03/2014 06:03.35 PM Report This Comment  
  HI COOKIE
THANKYOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT DURING MY MONTH OF MARCH BOTM CAMPAIGN. I ESPECIALLY WANT TO THANK MY LITTLE FISTER BOO BOO FOR WORKING HER LITTLE BUM OFF ORGANIZING MY SPEECHES AND KEEPING ME IN LINE
LISTED BELOW ARE SOME OF THE REFERENCES WE USED FOR MY CAMPAIGN SPEECHES. WE HOPE YOU FOUND SOMETHING INTERESTING IN MY SPEECHES
american bird conservancy
cornell lab of ornithology
national wildlife
the sierra club
audubon
books
a bird in the hand - leonard mann
the birders miscellany- scott weidensaul
the folklore of birds-laura c martin
100 birds and how they got their name-diana wells
irish cures mystic charms and superstitions-lady wilde
one for sorrow a book of old fashioned lore-chloe rhodes
flights of fancy- peter tate
why pandas do handstand-augustus brown
birds in legends fables and folklore-ernest ingersoll
wildelife folklore-laura c martin
birds in fact & legend-salter harper

all our love
Cori and Boo Boo (campaign manager)

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03/31/2014 05:56.52 PM Report This Comment  
  HI COOKIE
Boo Boo announces before Coris speech that they woke up to a dusting of snow this morning and then she wishes all the birds a lovely day.
Many of the birds inhabiting the south american rainforest depend on old growth forests for their winter stay before migrating north in the spring. the deforestation and destruction of the rain forests are wrecking havoc on migratory birds. while in the north migratory birds might live entirely on insects upon arrival of the old growth forests they will depend entirely on fruits to sustain them. logging for timber by cutting down old growth tress plus the fragmentation of the forests by the oil and gas companies by drilling and fracking are causing an alarming decrease in bird populations. this hasn't even covered the topic of all the toxic spills that have occurred polluting fresh drinking sources and polluting the air. I’m sorry to say the latest news from Galveston Texas is not good.
The slick caused by the recent toxic spill in the Gulf of Mexico is drifting toward Chester’s Island, a critical bird habitat in Matagorda Bay. The island hosts tens of thousands of breeding waterbirds each year.This crisis is far from over.
thats why i would like to talk today about trees and their importance.
THE VALUE AMOUNT OF A TREE IS $193,250. according to Professor T.M.Dass of the university of Calcutta. One tree living 50 years will generate $31,250 worth of oxygen, provide $62,000 worth of air pollution control, control soil erosion and increase soil fertility to the tune of $31,250 recycle $37,500 worth of water and provide a home for animals worth $31,250. this of course does not include the value of the fruits or beauty derived from trees.

BUT DOWN DEEP
AT THE MOLECULAR HEART OF LIFE
THE TREES AND WE
ARE ESSENTIALLY THE SAME-------Carl Sagan

THANKYOU FOR YOUR VOTES

love Cori and Boo Boo (campaign manager)
(Yes We Are Tree Huggers and Proud of it)

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03/30/2014 10:32.06 AM Report This Comment  
  HI COOKIE
Ravens have inspired a large body of folklore and legend which is not entirely negative. i would like to concentrate on the more positive tales . for a good laugh you can google the Raven saying Never More Never more WHACKA WHACKA WHACKA on u-tube.

the vikings worshipped and revered ravens and its image was carried on all their banners and shields. since ravens had the power of human speech they were thought to fly all over the world everyday returning at night to tell of what they had seen and heard. the irish phrase"ravens knowledge" applies to anyone who appears to see and know all. in europe the raven was considered a mystical and magical bird. Alexander the Great was said to have been guided across the desert by two ravens sent from heaven. in Briton legend maintains that England will not fall as long as Ravens remain in the tower of London.

the raven was connected with the creation of the world by american indians who made people out of a rock and a leaf. the raven showed the leaf to the people and said "see this leaf" you are to be like it. when the leaf falls from the branch and rots there is nothing left. thus the raven also brought death to the world. one indian tribe believed he raven was a mythical ancestor of their tribe and performed many wonderful deeds at the beginning of the world. one such deed was determining the particular task a bird should perform, where they should live and what their color should be. for instance the American Robin was was to give pleasure to man through its beauty. all birds were told to dress differently so they could recognize each other. the Blue-Jay was told to pie its hair high and tie it with a string. the magical Raven could transform itself into whatever shape it chose and remove its feathers like a coat. as a spirit of creation he had not beginning or no end.

THANKYOU FOR YOUR VOTES

love Cori and Boo Boo (campaign manager)

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03/29/2014 01:26.29 PM Report This Comment  
  HI COOKIE
Cori decides to do something a little different today and tells Boo Boo to take a seat with the rest of the bird audience because today she is talking about Blue Jays. Boo Boo clapped her wings with glee upon hearing this and listens intently to Cori.

noisy and fearless and found throughout the eastern united states and canada but also extending westward and sometimes spotted in western states. there are a few legends that blue jays have acquired over the years. southerners say Blue Jays were yoked to a plow by a sparrow and the mark left by the ole can still be seen on the blue jays breast.
the Cherokee indianas suggest that if find a blue jay feather, soak it in water and then gently brush a childs eye with it, the child will become an wary riser. this will not work if the feather is taken from the bird, it must be found on the ground.
indians from the hudson bay area believe the Canadian jay crowed out a warning whenever the tried to sneak up on a Eskimo camp and for this reason the indians often killed the Canada Jay
because Blue Jays do not always retrieve all of the acorns and other seeds they bury in the fall, they are friends to the forest by "planting" new seeds.
around the time automobiles became common, a Jaywalker meant a rustic bumpkin who didn't look where he was going and a "Jay" often referred to a silly person perhaps because they were considered vain about their gaudy plumage.

HAPPY TGIF DAY
THANKYOU FOR YOUR VOTES
love Cori and Boo Boo (campaign manager)

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03/28/2014 11:51.22 AM Report This Comment  
  HI COOKIE
the 300 species of Hummingbirds feed mainly on red tubular flowers with a long beak with an even longer tongue that laps up the nectar. they also eat small insects that live near the flowers like spiders ,beetles, ants aphids and gnats. these small flying gems are anything but cowardly, unafraid of humans and battle furiously among themselves defending their territory.observing this, aztec warriors believed they would be reincarnated as hummingbirds upon death in battle. they also believed the hummingbird was one of the original creators of the universe.
in one mayan legend the great god was busy making different kinds of birds for the world. when he was finished he found a tiny pile of scraps left over and not wanting to waste anything decided to make the tiniest bird of all. after making a pair of hummingbirds he called all the birds together to celebrate. many birds brought gifts. the house finch gave red feathers for the male to make a scarf, which the male then gave 1 or 2 of these feathers to the female. the sun gave a present also and shone down on the couple making their feathers gleam and sparkle like gold and jewels. since that time hummingbirds feathers glow with an iridescence in the sun.
indians of the american south west considered hummingbirds to be bringers of rain. it was felt the little hummer had a direct connection to the god of rain and would bring much needed water to this region. water jars were decorated with paintings of hummers. Hopi and Zuni tribes include the hummingbird in their ceremonial rain dances
THANKYOU FOR YOUR VOTES
love Cori and Boo Boo(campaign manager)

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03/27/2014 11:51.19 AM Report This Comment  
  HI COOKIE
Boo Boo does the HAPPY HUMPDAY dance before Coris speech:
the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird is the only hummingbird that breeds in the northeastern united states. one early naturalist felt the birds rapidly beating wings sounded like a bumble bee and named it the Humbird. the Ruby-Throated migrates from South America to southern canada flying non-stop , 500 miles, across the Gulf of Mexico.in the western united states the Rufous Hummingbird ranges farther north than any other hummingbird going as far as southern Alaska. the Annas Hummingbird resides in California wandering sometimes into Arizona and along the Rockies north into Canada . a popular myth was that the Hummingbirds must be hitchhiking a ride on larger birds to be able to travel such long distances.

hummingbirds have almost the highest metabolism of any warm blooded mammal and feed almost continuously often becoming torpid at night to preserve their energy. the female laying on her eggs doesn't have the luxury of lowering her metabolism at night since she must keep her 2 eggs warm. the intricately woven nest made up of spider web silk seems to protect her and her eggs from the cold.
in one Mayan legend birds who asked a tribal wiseman how to build a sturdy nest were sent to the hummingbirds for instructions.

THANKYOU FOR YOUR VOTES

love Cori and Boo Boo (a very tired campaign manager)

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03/26/2014 02:29.03 PM Report This Comment  
  HI MOLLY
Boo Boo makes Cori gargle with cepacol before her speech today and then makes her spit it out into a little brass spittoon.

A Hummingbird rarely makes any sound other than the faint :hum of its beating wings and will make a high pitched chirping sound when angry. the reason a legend says is greed. the Hummingbirds extensible tongue allows it to reach deep into a flower to obtain nectar. according to legend the Hummingbird swallowed too much nectar at one time and lost its voice in the flower. that is why the Hummingbird dashes from bloom to bloom so swiftly- it is searching for its lost voice. another legend states that the Hummingbird hibernates instead of migrating. written in a old book of folklore "Hummingbirds live by the dew and juice of flowers. they die or sleep every year in the month of october, sitting upon a a little bough, in a warm and close place. the wake in the middle of april, after the flowers be sprung and therefore call themselves the revived birds.

perhaps one day the Hummingbird will find its lots voice in a flower and the sound will be lovely to hear.

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love Cori and Boo Boo (very tired campaign manager)

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl VOTE AngelGirl BOTM 224627, CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO VOTE AngelGirl BOTM 224627.

03/25/2014 12:48.51 PM Report This Comment  
  HI COOKIE
Boo Boo makes Cori gargle with cepacol before her speech today and then makes her spit it out into a little brass spittoon.

A Hummingbird rarely makes any sound other than the faint :hum of its beating wings and will make a high pitched chirping sound when angry. the reason a legend says is greed. the Hummingbirds extensible tongue allows it to reach deep into a flower to obtain nectar. according to legend the Hummingbird swallowed too much nectar at one time and lost its voice in the flower. that is why the Hummingbird dashes from bloom to bloom so swiftly- it is searching for its lost voice. another legend states that the Hummingbird hibernates instead of migrating. written in a old book of folklore "Hummingbirds live by the dew and juice of flowers. they die or sleep every year in the month of october, sitting upon a a little bough, in a warm and close place. the wake in the middle of april, after the flowers be sprung and therefore call themselves the revived birds.

perhaps one day the Hummingbird will find its lots voice in a flower and the sound will be lovely to hear.

THANKYOU FOR YOUR VOTES

love Cori and Boo Boo (very tired campaign manager)

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl VOTE AngelGirl BOTM 224627, CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO VOTE AngelGirl BOTM 224627.

03/25/2014 12:48.33 PM Report This Comment  
  HI COOKIE
Boo Boo stands in front of the audience on this monday and gives a small introduction before Cori's campaign speech. since everybody is anxiously waiting for spring we thought we would end our campaign week talking about Hummingbirds, for when they return to the colder regions spring must be here even if it doesn't feel like it.

When the pilgrims stepped ashore in Massachusetts in 1620 the indian chiefs who greeted them wore strange, small glittering ornaments in their ears-they were stuffed hummingbirds. Cortez, the spanish conquistador was astonished when he met Montezuma in Mexico, to see that the Aztec emperor and nobles of the court were arrayed in long coats that shone brilliantly when the sun struck them. when such a cloak was presented to Cortez, he was amazed to find it made entirely of hundreds of hummingbird skins.

hummingbirds, the smallest of all birds(the Bee Hummingbird from Cuba is the size of a bumblebee) have almost been completely obliterated from the earth several times. somehow they managed to survive. in the 19th century it was fashionable to decorate ladies hats with them and millions were killed for it. in 1860 more than 500,000 hummingbird skins were auctioned in london. eventually laws were passed in the united states and london making it illegal to trade in hummingbird skins plus fashions changed so hummingbirds slowly made a recovery considering they only lay 2 small pearl sized eggs a year and are the prey of larger birds and squirrels. the destruction of their forests where they make their nests and pesticides are are now increasingly taking their toll on the tiny "jewels of the sky"

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love Cori and Boo Boo (campaign manager)

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03/24/2014 12:22.46 PM Report This Comment  
  HI COOKIE
before Cori begins her speech Boo Boo dusts her off and then wishes all the birds a wonderful day.
found mostly in the old world, the Kingfisher is a bright jewel of a bird who skims over the water in a flash of blue and orange, dicing for small fish, crayfish, frogs and insects.its eyes have oval lenses enabling it to see well in the air as well as underwater. wearing the Kingfishers feathers was believed to heighten the wearers beauty.in britton it was believed the bird could glow in the dark. it was believed that the Kingfisher was originally a dull colored bird but Noah releases the Kingfisher from his arc in order to find land. after being confined for so long the bird flew up to the sky until it took on the blue color of the heavens. then it flew so close to the sun its breast was scorched so it was forced to dive into the water below . at this point it remembered it was suppose to find land and went in search of the ark but could no longer find it since Noah had long since landed on Mt Arafat. this is why the Kingfisher continues to this day flying along rivers calling out to Noah. it was also believed that upon death the birds did not decay so their bodies were placed among clothes to preserve them. whoever owned dead Kingfisher would be granted grace and loveliness by wearing its feathers. plucking feathers from a Kingfisher and throwing them in water, then retrieving only the feathers that floated and stroking a loved one with them was considered a powerful love talismans. dead Kingfishers hung up by their beaks with a thread foretold the direction the wind would blow by which direction their breast faced.
RENEGE AFFIRM, AND TURN THEIR HALEYCON BEAKS
WITH EVERY GALE AND VARY OF THEIR MASTERS…..shakespeare
it is amazing how birds are able to survive despite man! the amazon and green Kingfishers are found from Mexico to Argentina and are stable at about 500,000 in population.
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love Cori and Boo Boo (campaign manager)

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03/23/2014 02:52.58 PM Report This Comment  
  HI COOKIE
today i would like to talk about the BIRD MAN OF ALCATRAZ. in 1963, Robert F Stroud, murderer of two men died after spending 54 years in solitary confinement. no man in the history of the world ever spent more time alone. were it not for his deep intelligence and love for birds, Stroud would have converted to a human vegetable, but instead became one of the worlds greatest bird pathologists. in an article in the respected Scientific American, the author states that Stroud learned more about bird diseases than any other amateur investigator. a book THE BIRDMAN OF ALCATREZ and a movie of the same name starring Burt Lncaster, made stroud's genius for curing sick birds world renowned. of course it did not gain freedom for Stroud. one of the men he killed happened to be a prison guard. Strouds book was first published in 1943 and the only major change in the treatment of birds since then has been the introduction of antibiotics such as Terramycin, aureomycin and others in the treatment of bird diseases. antibiotics require a doctors prescription and Strouds treatments do not as they are more of a homeopathic treatment but would require a compounding pharmacist to make them up since some of the ingredients might be hard to obtain today. treating a birds disease is in recognizing what the disease is and what caused it. there is still no other book in the world, in any language which can help laymen more in treating bird diseases than the book Strouds digest on the disease of birds.

HAPPY SATURDAY AND THANKYOU FOR VOTING

love Cori and Boo Boo (campaign manager)

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl VOTE AngelGirl BOTM 224627, CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO VOTE AngelGirl BOTM 224627.

03/22/2014 10:44.54 AM Report This Comment  
  HI COOKIE
Boo Boo wishes everybirdy a HAPPY TGIF DAY before Cori begins her speech.

The dove has always been a symbol of peace and love since earliest recorded times. the dove served as a symbol for aphridite as the symbol of love,being both affectionate (hence the term loveydovey) and sexually active. aphrodite was believed to have been hatched from a doves egg and brought ashore by fish. in syria the goddess astarte was saved from starvation in the desert by doves who fed her milk and cheese and turned her into a dove on her death. a dove was sent from the ark by Noah in christian religion to check on whether the flood waters were receding. when the dove returned with a sprig of olive branch in its beak Noah knew god had forgiven mankind. in christian religion the dove is the symbol of the holy ghost. in the middle east the dove is held as sacred when a ruler who was killed in battle hd 2 doves fly from his heart. it was also believed any bird of prey who killed a dove would drop dead. in japan doves were believed to be messengers of war rather than symbols of peace when he was saved from discovery while hiding in a tree by two doves that flew out and convinced the enemy the tree was hiding nope. in italy russia and germany it was considered sin to kill a dove. while in the channel islands it was considered unlucky to keep pet doves which would cause a difficult marriage
TIME DOTH WORK WHAT NO MAN KNOWETH
TIME DOTH US THE SUBJECT PROVE
WITH TIME STILL AFFECTION GROWETH
TO THE FAITHFUL TURTLE DOVE -chaucer with the belief that doves are eternally faithful to their mates
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love Cori and Boo Boo (camp. mgr.)

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03/21/2014 05:16.56 PM Report This Comment  
  HI COOKIE
Cori and Boo Boo both do a short HAPPY HUMPDAY dance before the presentation!

people have always been fascinated by the huge migrating flocks of Cranes. it was believed that Cranes carried small birds on their backs during their migratory travels over large bodies of water. it was believed the reason the Crances did this was that they enjoyed listening to the songs of the small birds.. this belief was held by the egyptians, the bedouins and the the Crow indians.the arawak indians pf venezuela believed tobacco was brought to them by a hummingbird who stole it from triniada and rode on the back of a crane to bring it to south america. it was believed that cranes swallowed stones to keep the wind from blowing them off course during their long migratory flights. upon arrival they would expel the stones. the stones were said to hold magical powers. if one held the stone they would find gold. also the stones were said to warn of impending danger.

The Whooping Crane is named for its call, which can be heard over great distances thanks to the bird’s extra-long trachea, which coils around its breastbone twice like a French horn. Like other cranes, the Whooper is noisy; the word “crane” comes from the Anglo-Saxon "cran," which means "to cry out."
The tallest flying bird in North America, Whooping Cranes measure up to five feet tall with a seven-to eight-foot wingspan. The species also has another distinction: It is the rarest crane in the world. Several decades ago, it almost disappeared forever due to habitat loss and hunting.
Still extremely rare, Whooping Cranes are on the WatchList and protected as an endangered species. Sadly, up to one-quarter of all Whoopers are shot and killed.
Whooping Cranes are one of our country’s most majestic birds—and also one of our most endangered. Though the species once ranged throughout the Great Plains and Gulf Coast regions, the Whooping Crane population was decimated by hunting and habitat loss, and only 16 birds remained in 1941.
Today, a major captive-breeding effort has helped the population rebound to nearly 600 individuals. But these birds are still under threat. A mated pair of Whooping Cranes was recently shot at a crawfish pond in Louisiana. Sadly, both have died from their injuries. Still worse, this is not unusual: Nearly one-quarter of all Whooping Crane deaths are caused by illegal shooting.
Whooping Cranes deserve the full protection of the law.

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03/19/2014 04:19.41 PM Report This Comment  
  HI COOKIE
Boo Boo and Cori have kegs of green beer and start filling up frosty mugs and handing them out to all their friends.

St. Patrick's day is a feast celebrated yearly on March 17 (except when it lands on Catholic spiritual holidays). St. Patrick, aka St. Paddy, is the patron saint of Ireland and is celebrated by wearing green, drinking green beer (usually Guiness, but sometimes substituted with Irish whiskey or Baileys Irish cream), and eating Irish food. Traditionally, those who don't wear green are pinched on St. Patrick's day.

The Three Leaves of the Shamrock Faith, Hope, and Charity
each petal on the shamrock
brings good luck your way
good health good luck and happiness
for today and everyday

never iron a four leaf clover
your don't want to press your luck

a best friend is like a four leaf clover
hard to find but lucky to have

HAPPY ST. PADDYS DAY

may your pockets be heavy but your heart be light
may good luck pursue you each morning and night

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love Cori and Boo Boo (campaign mgr)

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl VOTE AngelGirl BOTM 224627, CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO VOTE AngelGirl BOTM 224627.

03/17/2014 10:05.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Cookie..
How are you little lady, things are good here. I'm trying to stay out of trouble myself, actually I'm probably the quietest and best behaved of the flock. I haven't nipped Mom on the finger in a long time. I'm always pretty contented as long as that big white bird keeps his distance from me. He can be very intrusive sometimes and doesn't respect my space and then Mom has to shoo him back to his own cage. I bet Molly doesn't bother you like that..Gotta waddle, Mom wants to watch her Super Soul Sunday..Bye for now Cookie, hugs from CoCoPuff

Come visit me, ~CoCoPuff~, ~Rusty~, ~ Romey~ & Our Angel Wings Toy Shoppe.

03/16/2014 11:15.04 AM Report This Comment  
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