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Dad continues to have health issues, but hopefully he is getting a all the time. For now it is just watching the protein, because the chemo left his kidneys weak.
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Kiddo flew into Dad's warehouse, but the owner of the company said he had to go OR ELSE! Finally after a week they managed to lure Kiddo down using a baloney sandwich as bait. After trying unsuccessfully to find his owners, he tried living for a few weeks with Dad's co-worker and her African Grey. That didn't work out (the grey was jealous and so was Kiddo), so he came to live with us. He was supposed to be Dad's bird, but he bonded with Mom from day one, and now we are best friends. I love him dearly. Although I had never thought of having a bird as a companion, now I can't imagine life without him. The first thing I do each day is join him for breakfast and beaky kisses. We share our lives and love. What joy he has brought to my life.
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Hi! My name is Kiddo says vote for Ms. Chuey #245908 for BOTM!!!

I am a Senegal Parrot from Simi Valley, CA.

Dad: Superbrat & Falcon.
Mom: Cupcake, T-Rex & Sugar Butt
At bedtime: Bonzo


12 years old   M

Senegal Parrot

Raw cashews and almonds. Sweet potatoes, grapes and bananas. Dried papayas are definitely parrot candy.

The heating grate over the door (when the heater isn't on). My playstands. Mom's kneecap and shoulder.

Dad: I am very jealous of the time Mom spends with him. She should be with me 24 hours a day.

Mom loves to cuddle me when it is time to go to sleep at night. I love to snuggle up under her chin and coo at her. We have a great time together.

Doing the "Godzilla stomp" when Dad sticks his head in to say hello. I am a very tough hombre. I know I could take him out any time I want. I am just biding my time.....Of course, I do dance with him, too. I am the best dancer in the house!.

Watch your fingers....my beak is sharp..

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  Day 22- Crossing the rushing Red River
Howdy pardners, Chuey here with a brief update on our progress on the Cattle Trail.
With Jenny-Lynn's safe return from checkin' out the rustlers I was able to have some peace of mind. We have other pressing matters at hand. We'd no doubt deal with them rustlers mighty soon. Sky, Jenny-Lynn, Jedi, Ms BB and Pearl at point we began to haze the herd towards the river. The roar of the water fillin' our ears long before we arrived outside Doan. Sugar, Boo Boo, Snowflake, Chipper, and Cori helped to round up the cows with young calves at their feet. Ropin' the calves and tying 'em over their saddles for safety. The others took to yowlin' and Yippin' to stir the herd to movin'. Cattle by nature are leery of fast moving water, and this River was no different. They hesitated as they were pushed by those behind them down the red rocky banks into the cold water.
Jenny usin' her horse, Get Away, bumped the lead steer to get him committed to the swim, the others bulked as they entered the river, bawling and tryin' their darnedest to turn back. With a swat on the butt the lead cow plundered into the water, eyes wide with fear, but she continued to move, swimming as she reached the middle of the nearly mile wide crossing.
"Move' em long, gitt-along, cow-bosssssss, Git-ip, move 'em up." Sky yellsa t the frightened cattle, forcing them to swim to reach the other side safely. " JL, Rope that red before she falls" Jenny-Lynn ropes her in one try, pulling the tired heifer to safety closer to the bank.
"Calf down" Snowflake yells to Jedi who plunges his horse along side the calf being tugged away with the current. " Got 'er" he yells out, pulling the calf beside his horse and out of the river's rushing waters.
"Bring 'um up" Sky yells as the herd continues to file into the river on the Doan banks. " BB, black steer" he yells over the river's roar. BB swings Sun Dancer to the right and ropes a steer who has fallen before he got trampled by those behind him. The horses whinny loudly out of fear and tension as their riders push the herd forward. "Susan, white heifer to your left" A yearling heifer flails terrified in the strong current, pulled down stream. Susan races Thorin down the banks to cut off the drownin' heifer, roping her over the horns she backs her horse up pulling the bawling heifer to the opposite bank.
" YAAAAW!!! Get-a-long" Spot yells to the now hesitant cattle. He uses his horse to push them to the bank and Silver drives them on into the water.
Dixie, Cookie, Hulk and Cydney swim their mounts across the river just south of the herd, to help pull out stranded cattle to safety.
Suddenly a bawl cuts the air as a red checked bull enters the river, tryin' to turn back he bumps those behind him causing them to split and run away from the river. Celine and Polly race after him, with Zippy Rio and Pookie cutting in front of the herd following at his heels. We had a stampede headin' our way if they can't turn'em back to the water.
Chuey 245908

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08/22/2014 10:59.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kid Rock, how's the mom's belly, Jenny
...we truly care! Obviously we are concerned, and wish her well, she is special to us, kind of like a comfortable old hat, we have been hanging out for many years! Let us know when the lady is up to letting us know how she is, love always...

Jenny and the Dallas family

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08/22/2014 10:54.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Here's hoping you have mom
home to protect dad from you !

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08/22/2014 07:11.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Kiddo!
Just wanted to let you know that we are thinking of all of you and sending healing prayers your way.
Much love,
Raffikki

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08/22/2014 06:32.18 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kiddo
V4U today. Just wanted to let your mom know that we've been praying for her, and we hope that she is feeling better. Sending her a great big hug. From, Mayo

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08/22/2014 06:18.25 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Kiddo
Hopefully you got your mom back all safe and sound. Know you'll be giving her plenty of Sennie therapy (at least we hope you will and not be bratty) while she heals.

Our wings will continue to be crossed for her and your dad.

Have a great day, wing hugs and a vote, Pearl and Silver.

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08/22/2014 05:24.02 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kiddo
we are thinking of you and praying you are doing well.

More random animal facts that may surprise you
13. Less time separates the existence of humans and the tyrannosaurus rex than the T-rex and the stegosaurus.
14. There's a place on Earth where seagulls prey on right whales.
15. Owls don't have eyeballs. They have eye tubes.
16. Animals with smaller bodies and faster metabolism see in slow motion.
17. Dogs' sense of smell is about 100,000 times stronger than humans', but they have just one-sixth our number of taste buds.
18. The extinct colossus penguin stood as tall as LeBron James.
19. Male gentoo and Adelie penguins "propose" to females by giving them a pebble.
20. Azara's owl monkeys are more monogamous than humans.
21. Barn owls are normally monogamous, but about 25 percent of mated pairs "divorce."
22. A group of parrots is known as a pandemonium.
23. Polar bears have black skin.
24. Reindeer eyeballs turn blue in winter to help them see at lower light levels.

love Cori

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08/21/2014 09:40.18 PM Report This Comment  
  KAJI FOR 10K CLUB VOTE PG# 43005
HI KIDDO MY LUV, I DO HOPE YOUR MOM IS HOME AND RESTING. SO PRAYING THAT ALL WENT WELL AND SHE IS NOT IN TOO MUCH PAIN. KNOW THAT WE ALL HERE ON THE BC ARE THINKING OF YOUR MOM AND WISHING HER A SPEEDY RECOVERY.

WHAT A DAY AGAIN IT WAS TODAY. MOM GOT UP AT 9AM TO GET WORKING ON THE BBQ PULLED CHICKEN THAT SHE COOKED SLOW IN THE CROCK POT.

THEN SHE CALLED THE HOSPITAL TO SEE WHAN G-PA COULD COME HOME. THE NURSE SAID SHE HADN'T HEARD FORM THE DR YET. SO MOM CALLED BACK IN AN HOUR, NOTHING YET. SO MOM WAITED ANOTHER HOUR AND NOW ORD YET. THE NURSE SAID SHE WOULD CALL MOM WHEN G-PA WAS READY TO BE DISCHARGED. SO AT 1PM THE CALL CAME, G-PA WAS READY TO COME HOME. SO MOM LEFT TO GET HIM. THEY WERE BACK HOME BY 2:15PM. HIS VOICE IS A BIT RASPY YET, HE IS SUPPOSED TO NOT OVER USE IT OR STRAIN IT FOR AT LEAST A FEW DAYS. OTHERWISE HE FELT PRETTY GOOD.

AFTER GETTING HOME AND MOM GOT A DRINK IT WAS TIME TO TAKE G-MA TO THE DENTIST. WHEN THEY GOT THERE RIGHT ON TIME, MOM WENT TO OPEN THE BACK HATCH TO GET THE WALKER OUT AND THE LATCH BROKE AGAIN. SO MOM HAD TO DRAG THE WALKER OUT THRU THE WINDOW PORTION OF TEH HATCH. IT WA SNOT EASY GETTING OUT AND IT WAS WAY HARDER GETTING IT BACK IN. THEN AFTER THE DENTIST G-MA SAID SHE NEEDED A FEW ITEMS FROM THE STORE. IT ENED UP BEING THREE BAGS OF GROCERIES WITH MOSTLY THINGS G-MA WANTED TO EAT. ONLY GOT BUNS FOR THE PULLED CHICKEN SANDWICHES THEY WERE HAVING FOR DINNER. G-MA IS TERRIBLE TO TAKE IN THE STORE SHOPPING.

AS THEY WERE LEAVING THE SKY WAS REALLY BLACK, MOM WANTED TO GET HOME BEOFRE THE RIAN CAME. MOM PULLED INTO THE DRIVEWAY, DRAGGED G-MA'S WALKER OUT THE BACK THEN GOT THE THREE BAGS OF GROCERIES AND GOT INTO THE GARAGE JUST IN THE NICK OF TIME WHEN THE RIAN CAME DOWN FAST AND HARD.

ONCE INSIDE MOM PUT AWAY THE GROCERIES AND THEN BEGAN TO FIX DINNER. G-PA CAN'T EAT BUNS SO MOM MADE HIM MASHED POTATOES TO PUT HIS PULLED BBQ CHICKEN ON.

MOM FINALLY GOT TO SIT AND REST AT 6:30PM. ONCE THE DISHES WERE ALL DONE.

NOW TOMORROW MOM HAS TO CALL FORD ABOUT THE BROKEN LATCH HAVING BROKEN AGAIN. MOM SHOULD NOT HAVE TO PAY FOR IT THIS TIME.

MOM ALSO WANTS TO GO EXERCISING IN THE MORNING SINCE SHE COULDN'T TODAY.

WHAT A CRAZY 2 DAYS ITS BEEN. ALSO ITS NOW HOT AND HUMID HERE AND G-PA TURNED ON THE A/C YESTERDAY BEFORE GOING TO THE HOSPITAL AND IT WILL STAY ON DURING THE DIRATION OF THIS HOT HUMID SPELL.

GIVE YOUR MOM SWEET TENDER BEAKIE KISSES FROM ME.

YOUR CONCERNED AND LOVING WIFEBIRD,
SWEETPEPPER

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08/21/2014 09:12.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Kiddo!
Sure hoping your Mom is home and not feeling too icky after surgery. Know you are happy to have her back home, and know you will watch over her, too. Along with your Dad--she is in good wings/hands.

Good thing that you have the cattle drive to keep busy with, too. You really are super at keeping them steer in line!!!

Wing hugs to your Mom, along with a beaky kiss so she feels better!

Your buddy,
Kaji

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08/21/2014 08:28.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 21-- The Perils that lurk in the water
Howdy wranglers, Chuey here with today's Cattle Drive Update. It's a warm day as the sun rose over the horizon. The final night watch was in from the herd as Kaji and Lizzie served up a mes of biscuits with gravy, oatmeal and black thick Texas Coffee. A mighty fine feed if ya are askin' me. Mikey was busy loading up the hot-rolls into the Dragon-wagon (chuck-wagon to all ye green-horns) as the light finally began to bounce off the milling herd of critters out on the pasture just north-east of Doan.
I'd been a ponderin' what had become of Jenny-Lynn and the spies we'd left yonder in the hills keepin' an eye on our rustler friends there. About the time I was gettin to frettin' some, Kiddo came galloping into Doan with news. " Jenny-Lynn had decided the only ways to know what a rustler was thinkin' was to become one of them." .she acted like she is running from the law and asks to join them, she knew Kiddo, Panther, Finnegan, & Sweetie had got her back! This is not an attack, merely a fact finding mission to determine fire power and numbers, BUT JL IS READY FOR COME WHAT MAY! She will slip out of the outlaws camp when they are all sleeping like babies cuz they had to much Red Eye to drink! " That left me with some concerns but knowin' Jenny-Lynn she could handle herself, we began to prepare the herd for the River crossin'.
One of the most dangerous parts of driving cattle was the River Crossings. A deep river that was wide like the Red River, and had a strong current from recent rain presented three great hazards. One was the cattle could be swept downstream, making them tired from struggling and causing them to drown. Cattle have no lick-a-sense and can get half way across and change their minds and turn back, causing the herd to become tangled up together and drown. The River banks themselves were a problem As the herd entered and exited the stream they need firm ground, enough to support 800 pounds of wet beef. Sometimes with the wet cattle ahead, followers found themselves mired in quicksand that sucked the cow down where it died a slow terrified death.
When the water was too hazardous to cross it meant delays which caused problems as many herds arrived at the same locale, needing grass to graze and putting the drivers behind schedule. Wranglers worked 24/7 to keep herds separated while they waited on the River to recede.
With all this in mind, we set out to gather the herd of ornery critters back into one place to begin the arduous task of crossing the rapidly flowing Red River, running fast after all the recent rains. With guns blasting into the air, whips lickin the flanks of some very stubborn strays, and ropin' in cows with infant calves at their sides it took well onwards to noon before the herd was back in line to begin the water crossing.
Trail Boss Chuey 245908

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08/21/2014 01:32.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Kiddo
feel free to come hang here till mom is back on her feet ! sure praying everything went well for her . . . be good to dad - if only cause it makes mom happy !

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08/21/2014 09:03.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kiddo
V4U today. We have been keeping your dad in our prayers. Glad to hear that he is home again, that is wonderful. Hope that everything is a-ok with your mom's surgery too. Praying so both your mom and dad heal quickly and feel better soon. Sending a great big hug to both. There's nothing new here. Mom's just been so busy as always. There are now 4 tropical hibiscus on our deck and 1 hardy hibiscus planted in the yard. LOL :) They were all on clearance and needed a good home so home they came! LOL :) One of the hibiscus is in especially poor condition so hopefully it will bounce back after some TLC. It's been so hot and humid here, the mosquitoes are as big as birds. Not really, but you know what I mean. LOL :) Have a good day. From, Mayo

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08/21/2014 08:54.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kiddo
We hope it all went well with mom's surgery. We'll keep you up to date here, if she has the energy to read, and if not, you can catch up when she feels up to it. She and dad are in our prayers, though. Hugs, Falco

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08/21/2014 07:15.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Kiddo
Hope to see an update from SP if not today then in a day or so, but hopefully all goes smoothly and your mom is back home with you.

We shall keep our wings crossed for both parronts as they heal from their respective procedures.

Have a great day, wing hugs and a vote, Pearl and Silver.

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08/21/2014 05:02.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kiddo
i hope your mom is resting comfortably and isn't in too much discomfort from the tummy surgery. i know your daddy will do a good job taking care of you while mom recuperates. HAPPY HUMPDAY
i find these facts and are fascinated by them and all i want to do is share them. today will be 12 of these 36 facts. i hope you enjoy them.
random animal facts that may surprise you
1. A type of "immortal" jellyfish is capable of cheating death indefinitely.
2. Octopuses have three hearts.
3. Butterflies can taste with their feet.
4. Cats and horses are highly susceptible to black widow venom, but dogs are relatively resistant. Sheep and rabbits are apparently immune.
5. Sharks kill fewer than 10 people per year. Humans kill about 100 million sharks per year.
6. Wild dolphins call each other by name.
7. Young goats pick up accents from each other.
8. Humpback whale songs spread like "cultural ripples from one population to another."
9. Tardigrades are extremely durable microscopic animals that exist all over Earth. They can survive any of the following: 300 degrees Fahrenheit (149 Celsius), -458 degrees F (-272 C), the vacuum of space, pressure six times stronger than the ocean floor and more than a decade without food.
10. Horses use facial expressions to communicate with each other.
11. Elephants have a specific alarm call that means "human."
12. Squirrels can't burp or vomit.

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08/20/2014 10:32.01 PM Report This Comment  
  KAJI FOR 10K CLUB VOTE PG# 43005
THINKING OF YOUR MOM AND PRAYING SHE IS DOING WELL.

G-PA WAS KEPT OVERNIGHT IN THE HOSPITAL ALSO AFTER HIS SURGERY. DR WANTED TO MAKE SURE NO SWELLING OCCURED AND NO DIFFICULTY WITH HIS BREATHING.

YOUR CONCERNED WIFEBIRD,
SWEETPEPPER

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08/20/2014 10:03.05 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kiddo
I hope both your mom and dad are doing good tonight. Take good care of them. Waiting to hear some news.
It was another good day for chewing up my wood toys. The weather is dreary again. It looks like we will have low to mid 70's with possible t-storms for the next 6 days. Maybe we'll see some sun. I want a refund on summer! Time to put away the unused swimsuit and get the peppermint hot chocolate ready.
Hugs
Chyna

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08/20/2014 09:45.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Kiddo
I want t'let you know I'm thinkin' about your mom as she heads off to have that surgery done. I'll be thinkin' about you too, knowing that you'll be none too thrilled to have her gone from the house for awhile. Hang in there though; she'll be back in no time and be ready to just hang out with you while she recovers. There's an upside to this ordeal — she won't be goin' to the gym for awhile! At least I don't think she will. Then again, knowin' your mom....

R ('>

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08/20/2014 08:12.18 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Kiddo
I'm at your door with a bunch of movies and a basket full of goodies...
I'm here to keep you company while your mommy's in the hospital.
I'll stop by everyday to check on you and hang out so you won't be so lonely...
Let's watch some movies and eat some snacks. Your mommy's in our prayers...

Love your buddy
Panther...

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08/20/2014 05:11.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kiddo
It's always a divided house here with some of those shows. MOm can't get into Dominion--dad loves it! That and Fallen Skies, The 100 and Defiance. Mom love the The Strain--figures, doesn't it? Vampires and viruses, yup. We are praying on your dad's recovery and supernatural healing. The hospital is no place for any of that--ask my mom. She had her surgeon discharge her 36 hours after removing her kidney. Yup, at home with my fids to recover she said. And we are praying for your dear, sweet mamma--for all to be manifest, for wisdom for her surgeon and all in care of her and supernatural healing and home ASAP! Boy, you are nothing like our Boomer. He just sucked up to everyone! But you should give dad a chance--you know they are always eating stuff and will share it with you. Ask my frother Doo--he cannot abide dad but when dad comes by with ice cream, eggspecially a Klodike Bar, oh, boy, best friends om the spot! What a hypocrite! Prayers frother--hang in there. Love and winghugs, Teal'c

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08/20/2014 04:50.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kiddo,
I am having trouble again with the e-mails. I will be having a new one! Can you blog me her e-mail or even yours??

Thanks!! Hope dad is feeling better. Will keep him in prayer! Have a good evening. Left a vote for you.

Your friend,
Chipper

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08/20/2014 03:35.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Day 20-takin' a break in Doan's Crossing
Howdy Pardners; It's a fine day to be settin' back relaxin' in Doan. Now, I must be tellin' ya, that some of these cow wranglin' birdies are inside Doan's Store at the Saloon but all in all it's a mighty good day. The chuckwagon is being restocked as I enjoy restin my vent right here in front of the Doan General Store. Henceforth it's a mighty long trail to the next town along the line. I wanta take today to tell you all a bit about the duties and requirements for each position on this cattle drive.
Trail Boss--must be very experienced, a quick thinker, cool-headed, co-operative and have leadership skills. Carries full responsibility for the entire group-cowbirds, cows, horses. Locates water, grass with the help of scouts, knows how to track different animals, keeps the peace between cowbirdies, and handles all money. Wages in 1880--$90.00 month
Point Bird--High level of experienced, most honored position on the drive, determines direction of the cattle-must be reliable, work in groups, and works in twos keeping lead steer/cow going the correct direction. Wages in 1880--$30-40 month
Swing or Out riders--must have some experience, must be knowledgeable about cattle and using horses to keep them in line on the trail. Position third ways back from the head of herd Wages in 1880 $30-40 month
Flank Riders--must have some experience on trail drives, must know how to ride a horse, Cuts in cattle that stray,rides two-thirds way back from the front of the herd. Wages in 1880 $30-40 month
Drag Riders--Usually an entry-level position--willing to work hard, endure dust & dirt kicked up by the herd, rides at the back of the herd to keep older, calves and cows etc up to herd. Wages in 1880 $30-40 month
Horse Wrangler--Entry-level job, work hard and learn, drives the remuda of horses before the chuckwagon and ahead of the cattle, rounds up extra horses, herds them into a rope corral several times daily, keeps the horses together, eating grass until change over time for cowbirds, makes sure ridden horses get extra feed-corn and grass, keeps saddle horses grouped together, helps the cook gather wood, harness the chuck wagon team. Wages in 1880 $20-30 month
No matter what position a cow bird has, it entails hard work, sweat, and determination and a drive to get the job done. Tomorrow we start our crossin' of the Red River, a dangerous and difficult task for both herd and riders. I think I'll be moseyin' along to the Saloon myself to wet-my-beak.
Trail Boss Chuey 245908

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08/20/2014 12:36.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kiddo
Poor you! Dad isn't mom, but he does try. Give him a break!
Peppino says he's fond of any pie, but blueberry seems to appeal to him right now, so blueberry it is!
Today is dark and gloomy, and it was pouring rain when mom walked the girls this morning. Now it seems to be rain free, but who knows how long that will last? So, it must mean it's a laundry catch up day for us here. So many things to wash, and all those trips up and down the stairs will provide good exercise for mom today. We are keeping your mom and dad in our prayers, as well as Sweetpepper's Grandpa. We hope all goes well for each of them and everyone heals successfully.
I hope you are having a good day today and getting lots of sunshine and scritchies, even without mom there. Hugs, Falco

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08/20/2014 08:01.39 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kiddo
It's Popeye.
Mom didn't work at the police station yesterday. Instead, mom and dad went to free movie day. They saw Maleficent. It's the story of Sleeping Beauty for grownups. They said it was good. Then they stopped at Sam's Club for gas in the car and then went to the police station for the open house meeting. After the meeting dad went into Albertson's for stuff to fix dinner. They had tostadas with chips and salsa.
Today hasn't been planned out yet but it will be partly cloudy with a high of 85 and a low of 63.
Hope your day is fun. Even without mom.
Hugs,
Popeye

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08/20/2014 08:00.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kiddo
I hope everything is ok for your Mom. Let us know how things go.

Mom had a dinner date with a guy she meet a few weeks ago, and thought it might be the start of something. While they were talking, she mentioned that she had me, and he had the nerve to say he didn't like birds. Well, needless to say, she won't be seeing him again, anytime soon.

Come visit me, Cinn-A-Bun.

08/20/2014 07:43.10 AM Report This Comment  
  Sending prayers for our aunt Pam today-Jenny
...we are praying that her procedure is routine and trouble free, and she'll be back home tomorrow as her same sassy self! We appear to be in for more hot humid weather, but we can't complain, so far the Summer has been very mild and good to us! I can assure you that in a month or two, it will become very cold again, not looking forward to that! This is visiting VA Nurse day, but the exam don't take very long, and dad has been doing well lately, we'll see! Have a great day dear friend, and give my love to all in your happy hump day home, see ya tomorrow...

Forever love from Jenny, & our family

PS~Best wishes aunt Pam...

Come visit me, Ziggy & Hambone at the Fair~We're in it to win it, Jen Lynn~Riding the range with my pal Sweetie.., Limon Dallas~Thanks for BOTD, I love my new home!, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, QUEEN ANGEL CHRISTY~Thanks for the honor of BOTD, Ms LaLo-Waiting for the County Fair, such fun! & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

08/20/2014 07:39.30 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kiddo
Ladies, gentlemen, birds and coffee lovers of all ages. Wow that was a long one. We can't wait for the seasonal offerings, especially the pumpkin spice, somewhat like what Star Yucks offers. But theirs is so much over priced, I can't afford it on the skimpy allowance I get from Mr. Tight Wad. I'm not saying pops is tight, but I've been told her could take a buffalo nickel, squeeze it real hard, and get six cents.

Come visit me, Jetta.

08/20/2014 07:12.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Kiddo
We know it is gonna be a very long day and night for you today as your mom leaves for her hospital stay. No fun to put oneself to birdie bedtime but know you'll be happy when she returns although eggspect you'll still be in lockdown for a bit.

We're gonna miss you on BC while your mom heals but we'll try to keep flying in to leave you votes so you won't be lonely and forlorn.

Our wings will be crossed for your mom, wing hugs and a vote, Pearl and Silver.

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

08/20/2014 05:56.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Cookie drops off a big bunch of good wishes
for aunt Pam . . . Mom and dad had a great time at the fair yesterday ! Besides seeing all the crafts and animals and walking around the midway, they saw PIG RACES !! Guess who won ? Brittany Spareribs ! har har har ! And they ate enough to last the rest of the week ! I told you daddy loves his junkfood !

Now today, mom is unpacking boxes in her classroom - she got the furniture set on Monday. Then all that's left is the bulletin boards which she can work on at home - they're easy enough to hang - it's the ideas that are tough to come up with . . .

Happy Humpday ! love Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie and Petunia - ready to win !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

08/20/2014 04:47.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kiddo
We will be thinking of your mom and sending prayers. Remember that dad is also healing so, you have to be the nurse for both. I know what you mean, dad is just not mom!
We had rain in the morning and then a heat wave in the afternoon ...72 degrees with a little sun!!! Not much else new ... I did have a nice shower tonight.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

08/19/2014 11:51.27 PM Report This Comment  
  KAJI FOR 10K CLUB VOTE PG# 43005
HI MY SWEET KIDDO. I THOUGHT WITH SURGERY YOUR MOM COULDN'T GET HER NAILS POLISHED?? THEY WILL TAKE THE POLISH OFF AT LEAST ONE NAIL. I WANT TO WISH YOU MOM GOOD LUCK ON HER SURGERY. SHE WILL GET AT LEAST A GOOD SLEEP. HOPE SHE WILL NOT BE IN PAIN AND ONLY MODERATE DISCOMFORT.

G-PA HAS HIS VOCAL CORDS PROCEDURE IN SURGERY TOMORROW TOO. THEY ARE DOING IT UNDER GENERAL ANESTHESIA. THEY HAVE TO LEAVE HOME ABOUT 12:30PM TO BE THERE BY 1:15PM AND THE PROCEDURE ISN'T TILL 3PM. G-PA WILL BE IN RECOVERY ABOUT AN HOUR THEN BACK IN OUTPATIENT SURGERY ROOM FOR AN HOUR. SO MOM FIGURES THEY WON'T BE HOME TILL 6 OR 8PM. SO CAUSE ITS A LONG DAY THEY HAVE TO TAKE G-MA WITH THEM. G-MA CAN'T BE LEFT HOME ALL DAY AND SHE CAN'T COOK FOR HERSELF. ITS GOING TO BE A HARD DAY FOR MOM.

KACEY AND I OFF COURSE WILL BE IN LOCKDOWN TOO. WE CAN SEND TELEPATHIC MESSAGES TO EACH OTHER.

IT WILL BE GRETA WHEN YOUR MOM GETS HOME THAT YOU AND SHE CAN WATCH DVD'S TOGETHER.

YOUR JAILED WIFEBIRD FOR A DAY,
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.

08/19/2014 08:57.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey a Kiddo!
We are keeping you mom in our prayers and will be thinking of her tomorrow! We will be happy when it's over and she is back home with you. We are so happy your dad is back home. Hang in there buddy.
Sending much love to you,
Raffikki

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08/19/2014 07:08.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Kiddo
You can come over and stay with us while your mom is gone. You can sit on one shoulder and I sit on the other of my moms ok?? Your friend, Gus

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

08/19/2014 06:58.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Kiddo!
Well sure am hoping that everything goes smoothly tomorrow for your Mom--and sending lots of good thoughts and prayers her way so that the surgery is over with before you know it, and that it takes care of everything for once and for all! And good for your Dad taking the time off, too--even if it is two week and not 4. Being in the hospital is exhausting (cuz they bother you all the time!) So it definitely is good for him. Mom says she understands about the fear of layoff. Working is something that you can't ever take for granted, not these days.

Now as for you, my dear Kiddo--remember who brought you down from the rafters? You gotta give your Dad a break! Especially if your Mom is in the hospital overnight, I mean--you are gonna be happy to see him, cuz your Mom is not there, I bet!! I know you like him, even if you don't love him as much as your Mom....right?

Wooo---there were some serious storms here last night! Mom woke up about 1 AM and turned on the a/c cuz it was so humid. And she woke again around 3 AM when she heard thunder boomers. And it was raining like crazy, too. Guess we might get some rain tonight but nothing like last night. And we are in the mid-80's, so that is great.

Mom finally took an advil for her foot. One. Early in the morning. But it helped ease some of the pain, and the top of the foot is not too bad today. She still hoofed it to the lake, though. She is bound and determined to keep walking even if it is pretty sore. And if the weather cooperates, that is!

Got on the purse again, but didn't crawl in it. Mainly cuz Mom got me to velcro on her before I could!

Your buddy,
Kaj

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08/19/2014 06:53.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kiddo
Just a note to let you know your mom is in our prayers for tomorrow and hope all goes well for her surgery too.
Today was grocery shopping day this morning for mom. Usually she just goes down the road and across the river into the town of Apollo (we actually live out of Apollo in Oklahoma Boro) and down River Road but this week the road is closed off. Mom had to go through the town of Vandergrift to the fruit stand on River Road then back track to the grocery store so it took her a bit longer. Traffic was heavier too because of the detour so mom was happy when she got back home and so was I!! “Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes playing a poor hand well.“ Left a vote for you my friend~~ Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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

08/19/2014 05:51.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kiddo
That's great that your dad is home.Now it's your mom's turn to go in.She will be in our thoughts and prayers during her surgery.
You take care Kiddo you will be okay and before you know it your mom will be back at home with you.I know you're not to big on your dad but at least he will be at home and you won't be there all by yourself at night . Squawk with you later.

Come visit me, Hulk Vote Chuey (245908) BOTM.

08/19/2014 02:50.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kiddo
We are so happy that your sweet daddy is finally home with you and your sweet Momma but as soon as you get one home the other has to go to the hospital!But how awful for you to be banished to your room while your Momma does your blogging for you,no longer being able to dictate what you want said!I so agree with you on that Dad's will never be what Mom's are in the way they take care of us or actually really understand us!Just know that all our prayers are with your sweet Momma for a successful surgery and that she comes back home to you faster than you can blink your eye!I will always be thinking of you and missing you too more than you can know,I only wish that I could fly down there to keep you company so you won't have to feel so all alone,in fact maybe before my Mom leaves for her zumba class tomorrow I can have my Mom drop me off with you to spend the whole day and we can have a party tonight just the two of us til she gets home!We'll have to be very quiet so your sweet daddy don't get upset with any noise we might make!Cheer up Kiddo I know how you feel,I have to deal with my Mom being gone a whole week every year so I'll always be there for you!I'm coming over tomorrow with some goodies and things to keep us occupied til your Momma gets home again!
Wishing you a greyt day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm birdie hugs!Loving you always and forever,Dixie

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

08/19/2014 02:09.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Kiddo pal hooray for your dad, from Jenny
...I am so happy for his lower Creatinine level,we understand how important that is, tell into take care f himself! Does your mom go in tomorrow!? We are smack-dab in the middle of a nation wide warm-up, Summer has finally arrived, all across our country it will reach into the high 80's and mid 90's, I just hope Chyna finally gets her beloved warmer weather also! I gotta go, as usual, there is tons to do, have a great day, and give my love to all in your happy Summer home, see ya tomorrow...

Love from Jenny & my Dallas family

PS~Happy Birthday dear aunt Gail Proctor...

Come visit me, Ziggy & Hambone at the Fair~We're in it to win it, Jen Lynn~Riding the range with my pal Sweetie.., Limon Dallas~Thanks for BOTD, I love my new home!, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, QUEEN ANGEL CHRISTY~Thanks for the honor of BOTD, Ms LaLo-Waiting for the County Fair, such fun! & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

08/19/2014 09:22.15 AM Report This Comment  
  Day 19--The Gathering at the River
Yeehaaaaw; Chuey here with a Cattle Drive update. We've been watchin' some would be rustlers whilst the herd was running full out towards the Red River. Trustin' that my wranglers had everything under their control I sat a while and simply watch and listen. The herd slows as it nears the water, as the foamy wet horses breath deeply catchin' a breath after miles of gallopin' all out to keep up with them dawgies.
There's many a peril on the long western trails, from snakes to rustlers, but none is as deadly as the Red River Crossing. Historian Andy Adams described Doan's Crossing:
"Red River, on the northern border of Texas, was a terror to trail drivers. The majestic grandeur of the river, with its red bluff banks, the sediment of its red waters marking the timber along its course, while the driftwood, lodged in trees and high on the banks, indicated what might be expected when she became sportive or angry. The crossing had been in use only a year or two when we forded, yet five graves, one of which was less than ten days made, attested her disregard for human life. It can safely be asserted that at this and lower trail crossings on Red River, the lives of more trail men were lost by drowning than on all other rivers together. Doan was the last town before entering Indian Territory and was the last spot where US inspectors were stationed to inspect herd brands before allowing them to enter Oklahoma.
"The thundering of the herd could be herad clear to Doan and beyond, the dust cloud arriving before the thristin' herd. I figured I'd better get moseyin' along, and keep check on the rustlers later, as the wranglers might be needing me, and the birds to get them back from the water before they drank themselves to death. We creep out real quiet-like and urged our mounts into a gallop and caught up just shy of Doan.
" Boss, what's up with the rustlers?" Sky asked riding fast to catch up
"They ain't movin no where fast, so we left'em settin' and joined back up to bring these dust-bags under control again." Chuey wiped sweat from her forehead with her bandanna.
" Pookie and Snowy have rode up front to cut them back before they hit the water full-out" Cookie yells as he races past on Thunderbolt. " Spot and Chipper are guarding the remuda, to try to keep the horses in check."
The sign for Doan's store whipped pasta s the herd started to pull to a stop atthe river edge, heads down, gulpin' water up like a sponge. " Sugar, Sweetie! Cut them two cows back before they drop dead from over drinkin"" Panther yelled trying to get a red checked bull back into the herd without much success. As the dust began to settle, we could see that the herd had spread out over a mile of river bank in both directions. It would take a lot of skill, energy, and work to gather them back into a herd. Quick horse changing, with Peppino and BonBon saddling and ropin our mounts expertly to keep us movin them Long horned devils back in place.
Trail Boss Chuey 2459

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08/19/2014 08:23.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Kiddo,
Came by with early to leave you a vote. Hope you're enjoying this nice weather!

Thank you for checking on the picture. Please let me know when you find out. Have a great day!!

Your friend,
Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper.

08/19/2014 07:44.59 AM Report This Comment  
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