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My first daddy [my main person at one time] was married once before and I was a daddy's boy. After the divorce SHE kept ME out of spite [kept ME in a dark room all alone for the most part]Daddy re-married and got me back , but his new wife is petrified of >>>>>>>>>>go figure.. ...BIRDS. A long time ago she got bit by a Too. We won't go into details because I KNOW the story , but have been sworn to secrecy and an AG always keeps his promises, as if in " I promise one of these days I WILL bite you" tee-hee. ...fortunately somehow she knew my NOW mommy and they did not even know it yet, but I had picked my NOW mommy already whenever she came to visit.I also am a "special needs" bird with a dammaged wing. I'll never FLY, but other than that it really does not handicap me. I've gotten used to the occasional "thud" off my perch or off my cage and I know how to land...I just never know exactly where I will stop skidding in [picture a jet landing on one wing, skidding in and having to stop before he runs out of runaway space]. Awards
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Hi! My name is Sam

I am an African Grey from Odenton, MD.

Sammybird,Babyb- ird,Nipper

24 years old   M

African Grey

Millet, millet and more millet. Also love peanuts, dried pineapple and fresh oranges. OOOOOOHHHHHH Orange JUICE is yummy as well

my calcium perch in back of cage [a good hiding spot] my swing and the top of cage where some toys are hanging from ceiling so I can reach them. I do not like to be handled too often , but love for mmommy to sit next to my cage and just talk and play peek-a-boo with me

foreign objects too close to his cage, and/or other commotion that is unfamiliar to him. New toys have to be introduced gradually [but he is getting better-realizin- g that toys are fun]

she always seems to anticipate my needs , she buys me millet and toys and sits with me by my cage just talking. Sometimes she puts on music and I just love to bee-bop dance, and when she claps for me I am so excited. She is my biggest cheerleader and keeps saying "you can do it Sammy" and then I can:)I cheer for her as well when she is housecleaning. I tell her "good job"!!!!! and that makes her smile and she never complains about the seeds that I drop all over the place....oh well , let's get real now NEVER is exagerating a bit. She mumbles under her breath...

hanging upside down from top bars of the cage and sliding down the pole of swing like a pole dancer. Insisting to go nite-nite between 4 and 5 seems to be right along the time that the outside birds stop feeding for the day and head for the nearby trees....will not give up saying "nite nite bird, over and over until covered up. Of course does not to sleep yet...keeps on chattering away [guess he just wants his privacy].

"in charity there is no excess" [Francis Bacon]
"so gimme, gimme, and then gimme some more"[Sam]

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  Hi Sam & Earl Rusty Is So Excited It's Christmas
I've got my stocking hung by the cage, we don't have a chimney, so I have to improvise. I'm watching it like a hawk, so far I don't see it bulging with toys or treats, Mom assured me she has forgiven my little escape stunt, but now I'm wondering if Santa Bird was watching during my flight for freedom. I won't ever do that again, Mom made sure of that. Come spring I'm hoping for an outside Aviary right off the patio so Romey and I can be outside all the time. That's my Christmas wish, and Mom's too, she's already put a bug in her son's ear letting him know he's gonna have to be in charge of that little project. I'm also wishing all my friends that I love so dearly a wonderful happy delightful Christmas. Give your sweet Mommy a big hug and kiss from this little Grey guy in Tennessee. OH OH OH Merry Christmas..teehee..Rusty

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

12/08/2010 11:20.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Sam! It's Layla, from Alaska!
I know all about that one-wing stuff. My CAG pal, Mojo got his wing injured when we were shipped up here. The nice lady vet in Homer fixed it, but it has been two years and Mojo still bangs into walls. Sometimes he does pretty well, but when he gets really upset he flies straight into the wall. Sometimes I think he does it on purpose, because Mom and Dad come running, and pick him up and coo "Poor Baby!" and give him treats. I think they're on to him, but since we all get spoiled, it's okay. As long as they know just WHO the "beautiful one" is!

Mom taught me a new trick and it's lots of fun. Since I like sounds and whistles best, she taught me to "Call a Cab!" and I let out with a loud "whee-ooo-WHEEET!" just like I'm hailing a cab in New York. My other favorite is called "Cat Herding" and I chase our 3 kitties around the house yelling "Shoo! Shoo! Shoo!" Sometimes they don't even look up, but it's fun anyway.

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Come visit me, Tillie, Layla, Sully & Caoimhe.

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08/03/2010 10:33.11 AM  
I just that a Mexican Red-Head in that pic with you??? Why didn't I notice that sooner? Or is that a Lilac? Some pics they look similar.

Come visit me, Blanche, Caymus & Peachy (2004-2010) - Thank you for BOTD!.

07/27/2010 11:12.10 AM Report This Comment  
  Caymus stopping by...
So yous guys are busy huh? Yeah, same here too. It's ok. Mommies get busy and sometimes don't have the time to blog for us. I'd try to type myself but by the time I walked from the H to the E to the L, L, would look more like hgrerghjkllpo with my toes pushin' all the keys I'm walking on! hehehe

So far I'm ok with Blanche. Mom decided to keep my cage in "the birdroom" and put Blanche in the living room until our quarantine period is up and I've gotten use to her. But nothing has changed for me. I still ride around on mom, helping her tidy up and fold laundry and such, I get shower time with her in the morning and patio time when she gets home after work. Sometimes she talks to Blanche as we walk by but that's it. (I've heard rumors from the cat that mommy holds Blanche too but he's a cat...I don't really trust what he says.)

And dad says Blanche is the normal one and I'm just hyper but that does't sound right. I'm as right as rain! Dad also says I can teach Blanche how to loosen up and dance a bit, and that she can teach me how to "zip it." Dad's been rather opinionated lately, don't ya think???

So, just as long as this new girl doesn't try to take my place (or Peachy's for that matter), I won't have to kick any birdie butt. We all know who's top bird around here! (ok mom, yeah, yeah....I's you) Ok, we all know who FIRST bird is around here. :-)

Give the flock a hug from me...especially your mama!

Come visit me, Blanche, Caymus & Peachy (2004-2010) - Thank you for BOTD!.

07/27/2010 11:05.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sam!
Caymus here to tell you of our lates news. We are really close to adopting another birdie. Mom's been thinking about it for over a year now, but then we put all our attention into Peachy and hadn't thought about the idea for awhile. But last week mom heard about a parrot for Florida Parrot Rescue, and although initially dismissed the thought, something kept mama thinking about her. So mom filled out an application and we got a visit from her this weekend. Mom and dad really like her, and she wasn't aggresive with me and me, well I'm not scared of nothin'. We haven't made a final decision, but it's looking like I might have a new flockmate by this weekend. Now I'm not telling anybirdy what kind of bird she is...I'm playing a game to see if they can guess. hehehe My clue today is: her name is Blanche, and we assume she was given the name because her and this famous Golden Girl share the same trait. Big hugs and a vote from your pal Caymus.

Come visit me, Blanche, Caymus & Peachy (2004-2010) - Thank you for BOTD!.

07/19/2010 08:26.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Oh Sam...
I know you are sad about Peachy but you make sure to remember the times she made you smile. That's how the ones we've lost stay with us forever. :-) Not to mention that because you knew my fister, that each of our flocks became friends. That is an incredible gift for one little canary to give. Tell Max and the rest of the flock hello and that mom sends head scritches. Your friend, Caymus.

Come visit me, Blanche, Caymus & Peachy (2004-2010) - Thank you for BOTD!.

07/02/2010 07:13.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Caymus here...
Hi Sam. I come with some very sad news. Our dear Miss Peachy passed over the Rainbow Bridge on June 17th. I know Peachy always held a speacial place in her heart for you, her knight in shining armor. She got sick over the winter, mom thinks because our heater ran a lot this year. She developed a respiratory infection that went on for some time, but as recent as March seemed to have cleared up. She was eating, preening, splashing in her little bath, perching...and then all of a sudden in early June it just hit here again real hard and real fast. Mom moved her into my parronts room started antibiotics again, heating pad, warm vapor, but it didn't help. Please know Peachy did not suffer long and we are sure she was welcomed over the Rainbow Bridge by our friends on BC that went before her. We meant to come by your page sooner, but I see your flock has been just as busy as mine has. Sam, I know this is sad news but let me tell you something...whereever she is (and we know it's somewhere special) she's still singing a song just for you. And I'm sure if you left a note every now and then on Peachy's page, she's have a way of reading it. Much love and hugs dear friend...don't be a stranger, k?

Come visit me, Blanche, Caymus & Peachy (2004-2010) - Thank you for BOTD!.

06/29/2010 11:56.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Sam, it's Layla the Alaskan Timneh!
Wow, aren't you a handsome boy! We have another Gray too, Mojo and he's a Congo and a grump. But he hurt his wing on his way up here and he's just now learning how to fly again. The landing part is getting him down. He keeps crashing into stuff and Mom and Dad go running to him and pet and comfort him. Secretly, I think he does it on purpose. When *I* do stuff to get attention, like chew on the drapes or take the shower curtain off the hooks, I get the spray bottle! But Mom and Dad love me dearly and give me treats too, like King Crab and birdie omelets. Right now I can't go outside because it's 8 below zero and they don't make birdie parkas! And Mom says I'd chew it to shreds anyway. Drop by and say 'Hi!"


Come visit me, Tillie, Layla, Sully & Caoimhe.

03/12/2010 01:28.52 PM Report This Comment  
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01/27/2010 01:01.16 PM  
  Hi Sam, Roscoe, Earl & Max
Yep our mom and dad was tired too but they were up early to go to a sale(moms says like two old nuts hihihi) They sure went to bed early too. Nice to take it easy and rest a spell too. We have been having computer problems and thought they were fixed but tonight had a few more so that is why no emails answered or BC blogging for a few days. I thought mom forgot about my bath this week since she usually does it on Fridays. Well, this morning when she was running the sweeper she put me in the sink. I showed her and pulled the plug out hihihi. Didn’t much matter since she gave me a bath any way! I even got blow dried too and sure did feel good. “Roses are red, violets are blue, and I am so happy to have a friend like you”. Stop in and see me anytime and there is a perch with your name on it so visit me any time. Your always welcome here! V4U. Your kissing cousin, Gus.

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

11/28/2009 05:25.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sam pretty bird flying by to make some new feather friend vote 4 u

Come visit me, Tikibird.

10/30/2009 06:16.21 AM Report This Comment  
  News of Mufassa
My babie died sometime before I got home wednesday morning..Im sorry to have to let our friends know so late...I havnt been able to get myself to pull up her page I miss her so much...I just wailed when I found her in her cage....I'll leave her page up for a lil I guessIm realy missing her so.

Come visit me, Scooter, Charcole, Mufassa my babie, Little Bit Harvey & Zazoo.

10/10/2009 08:11.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Good Morning to ya Sam, Max & Earl
I wanted to stop by and let you guys know Mom now has Mr. Rusty page up and I want all my special friends to meet him. He's taken our home by storm and is spreading his sweet love all about. He's just a baby and I'm hoping you can give Mom some good tips on what's best for this little guy. The Grey's are new to her but after putting up with me and CoCo I'm sure he'll be a piece of cake..He's fitting in really well and loves Mom's attention. Something about her hands he really likes, where ever she places them that's where he goes, he love to nibble on her fingers. She already has him on lot's of fruits, nuts and veges. He's become a little pig and will eat anything he's given so far. Mom tries him on everything. He's now coming out of his cage an wandering about, on top and down the side, than back up to the top which is his favorite place to be..Mom even has him giving her kisses through the cage bars. He's really very special and I want all you guys to meet and get to know him. Stop by when you have time and meet our new brother. With love to everyone from our flock to yours. Romeo

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

09/11/2009 07:40.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Max, Sam & Earl
I just sent you a message which I accidently sent without finishing it. Anyhoot, here I am baack. Me and mom do our best to keep each other entertained; do pretty good too. Since moms last roommate passed away, I get to stay out of my cage longer....atleast until she gets another one, which will happen, then I get out as I can, just not for long periods. Mom takes me out in my carrier to walk around the facility, and finally we're getting some relief from the heat and humidity, which means we can go out on the patio. I hope you are doing well, let me hear from you when you think of me, I am sorry I've not kept you updated. I do love ya! Heres a love vote for you? Pierre

Come visit me, Pierre BOTW Nov 17 -23 2008.

07/19/2009 11:15.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Max, Sam & Earl
Hey fellows, I just heard from a birdie friend, telling me you were worried about me...I thought I blogged Sam, thru him sent a message that mom had a period of a long illness that kept me off the line, mom is doing much better now. Sweetie, someday I may not be able to come back; god will call mom to a heaven in the sky, and I will go elsewhere, probably Aunt Johnnie, her sister, will find me a new home. Or I could sick. If anything like will, you can check on me thru Kacey, Sweetpeppers site...okay? Right now, theres nothing to worry about. Mom just last week had fourteen teeth cut out of her lower jaw, and so far is recovering nicely, tho she still ddrinking broth and soup as her gums are still tender to try to chew, but they are better too.

Come visit me, Pierre BOTW Nov 17 -23 2008.

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  Hi Sam its Jacky and Cory
Hope your mom and dad aren't working so hard on the house!! Give your mom a hug for us okay!!

Just flew in from being outside enjoying the nice sun and now we are on the computer with our friends. Here's a big vote for you with birdie kisses and hugs until next time.

Come visit me, Betty, RubySue, Axle Rose, Jasmine, Tory, Aladdin, Cap'n Mac, Louie, Jacky, Cory, Sadie & Bubba Mason.

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04/13/2009 05:27.18 AM Report This Comment  
Spread the word we have to stop the sub=committee from banning all of us, even sparrows are from England and I dont know about you but I dont want somebody taking me away from my Mom and killing me because I supposedly dont belong in America

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04/04/2009 07:16.10 PM Report This Comment  
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Hi everybirdie. My name is SweetPepper and I am on the campaign trail for my best friend ever, Beavis for BOTM. He is the oldest quaker at age 29 here on the BC. I think he deserves BOTM for his wisdom and strengths. He is a very quiet kind of bird but very loyal. He was my first really good friend that I met here on the BC. His mom is a wonderful person who can't spend a lot of time on the computer to campaign for him so I have dedicated myself as his campaign manager. I did it for him when I got him elected BOTW. So please help me make his day by becoming April's BOTM. Thank you, SweetPepper, campaign manager for BEAVIS FOR BOTM!!!

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  Hello from Sheba!
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  Hi Sam its Betty & Tory and the rest of the flock
Mommy & Daddy would like thank all our BC friends & family for the wonderful donations for us. Daddy is out of work because he hurt his leg and now needs knee surgery, and Mom & Dad have been worried about how they are going to feed us all birds without any income until EDD/SDI starts paying Daddy for lost of pay which is taking a long long time. Thank you again for all your prayers, supports and donations. Here's a big vote with birdie hugs and kisses Every birdie and their family are very special to us Boyds!!!!!!!!

Come visit me, Betty, RubySue, Axle Rose, Jasmine, Tory, Aladdin, Cap'n Mac, Louie, Jacky, Cory, Sadie & Bubba Mason.

02/06/2009 04:50.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Maxie the WonderBird!
Hey Sam! Yep, now that you mention it I have been practicing that wing flapping a little more than usual. I think you're right, I'm just now realizing that those wings just MIGHT serve a purpose...hehhee... Of course, it probably helps that I'm in a little better shape than I used to be--better food and more exercise. At my age I don't think I'll ever be flying around the house, but if I can just keep from breaking my neck if I fall off something I'll be happy and so will my human. I have been having wonderful dreams about dive-bombing the cats and the

Come visit me, Maxie WonderBird -Thanks for BOTD! & 10 Grand HOF Club - Welcomes DIXIE!!.

02/03/2009 06:15.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Maxie the WonderBird!
Hey Sam! Had to come over and tell you about my first short flight and gentle landing! I was on top of my playtop of my cage, and the snow/ice came tumbling off the roof on to the top of my sunroom, and I was so spooked that I LAUNCHED myself off the top of the cage and flapped my wings hard enough that I gracefully coasted down to a gentle landing! I was SO surprised, that I let out a "Oh GOD!" when I came to a stop. This is a first ever for me, usually I drop like a Well, I knew that my buddy Sam would appreciate my achievement, so I thought I'd come share it with you. Hope you had a great day! Are you missing Max? Cya...

Come visit me, Maxie WonderBird -Thanks for BOTD! & 10 Grand HOF Club - Welcomes DIXIE!!.

01/30/2009 03:51.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Sam!
It's me...Peachy! I know, I know, long time no tweet. Mom kind of was slacker towards the end of last year and of course as soon as she even lets up on the BC again the Cay-MOOSE has to bud in and talk to all his friends first. But that's ok because good things come to those who wait and I can think of anything better than you, my sweet dear friend. How have you been? I sure miss chatting with you. You are my favorite Grey...and mommy's too! Everytime she goes to get the green monster's nails clipped there is a resident Grey there that always reminds her of you and puts a smile on her face. I promise to talk to you again soon. Singing a little canary song on my way to hit your vote button!

Come visit me, Blanche, Caymus & Peachy (2004-2010) - Thank you for BOTD!.

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01/27/2009 04:02.27 PM  
Munch on that Millet!

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Come visit me, Scooter, Kiwi & Jack the Ripper.

01/27/2009 01:41.21 PM Report This Comment  
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  G'Afternoon, Sam!
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  Hi Sam from Jonen Switzerland
well Sam my mom decided to visit your flock after your Mom wrote to Caesar Geronimo. i got Mom to write back cause I too have a problem with my wing, which was broken and healed kind of crooked. I still climb all over the place and get into lots of mischief. Wish you a great New Year and giving you a vote.

bye from Lucky Luke

Come visit me, Ricky, Lucky Luke, Amadeus, Jacko, Jimmie, Caesar Geronimo, Coco, Opal, Rosa, Chilli & Omar.

01/05/2009 10:02.57 AM Report This Comment  
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