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Miranda Thank you for BOTD 5/13/2013

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My former owner spotted Mom with Elvis, the Blue Fronted Amazon(perched on shoulder)visiti- ng the local vet. My former owner felt I needed a greater quality of life (like Elvis) and since she is a dog breeder(larger dogs, Borzis)she felt I was not safe amongst them. One of her Borzis killed my predecessor. I was purchased as a replacement, however that dad and I did not hit it off. My mom now took me into this flock hoping I would bond with this dad and I did!. Awards
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Hi! My name is Miranda Thank you for BOTD 5/13/2013

I am a Congo African Grey from Newton, NJ.

The African Queen (I am given the hatchday of Katherine Hepburn because of my nickname)

13 years old   F

Congo African Grey

Cashews! Almonds! Peanuts!

On Mom or mostly Dad's shoulder for unlimited scritching (or the top of my cage or on the outside perch, my veranda!

NO sticks! Give me your arm/hand--I will growl and bark at the stick! Birdicures? I growl like a rotweiler!

Scritches, and dad helps maintain those nasty pin feathers.

I like to munch on crushed ice and will try to take the largest chunk from your beverage!.

Scritches--hone- y, don't stop!.

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Oh, this is ever so nice, getting to visit with you this evening. Thank you, thank you for coming by with your sweet hatchday wishes. Please, tell your whole flock I say thanks to them as well. I've had a very joyous and happiest of hatchdays. I was allowed to do a number of things that are normally No-Nos, like play on the top shelf of the closet and stand on the kitchen counter while birdie lunches were served up (normally I'm relegated to the island table which, in my opinion, is so boring). I'm sure come tomorrow I'll be back to having to be told No counter! and No closet, Missy! but today, it was sweet getting to go where I pleased. Love those hatchday privileges.

As for how the McFlock's doing, we're doing a-okay. We're about sick of being stuck indoors but I'm told outside privileges are nearing so that's a relief. How's things with your group? Good I hope.

Here's wishing you all a very joyous Easter celebration this coming weekend as well.

Wing hugs~ K *v*

Come visit me, Kelly.

04/16/2014 08:28.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ms Stark, from Ms LaLo
Happy hump day everybody, I hope it will be a good one for you, we are planning a busy day with dad running all over doing errands, and to Lowes for more lumber to make bird toys with! We are having a terrible time with simply logging on to the BC and staying logged on, after about an hour, we gave up and went to FB to visit! Dad's nurse just left and he and got a good report on all of his vital numbers! Have a great day, and give my love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Love from LaLo Dallas

PS~I have seen your new derby pics, they are beautiful, you are a lucky girl...

Come visit me, Mr Ziggy~I'm at the Derby track as Jenny's valet.., Jockey Jenny~Time to get serious about the Derby!!, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, ANGEL CHRISTY~Heavenly prayers to the Derby people, Ms LaLo~Ready for Spring & the Derby, love my hat! & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

04/09/2014 03:11.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Miss Miranda!
I posted our pictures & the pretty one of you modeling your hat in my gallery in case you'd like to pick it up like you would flowers. I do hope you are having a lovely day. I'm afraid it is rainy & cold here...well, at least, cooler than it has been. We had some grumpy storms come through & we are happy to say they went north & south of us as they marched eastwards. Turned out to have some rowdy tornadoes & high winds in that particular cell. Have a wonderful day & you best leave that thermostat alone! You might just get electrocuted! That would be extra terrible! Hugs from your concerned SamIAm.

Come visit me, Silver Sluggers Page Where Greyt Things Happen & Sam says HAPPY EASTER!.

04/08/2014 01:43.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Morning lovely Miranda from Ms LaLo
...just a simple note for my sweet Grey girlfriend! I am doing well, and I hope you and yours are also! We are in for a whole week with temps in the high 50's and mid 60's, and we are loving it! It is happy Sunday again, there will be peace in the valley for all of us! I hope you all have a great day, give my love to all in your happy Sunday home, see ya tomorrow...

Love from Ms LaLo

Come visit me, Mr Ziggy~I'm at the Derby track as Jenny's valet.., Jockey Jenny~Time to get serious about the Derby!!, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, ANGEL CHRISTY~Heavenly prayers to the Derby people, Ms LaLo~Ready for Spring & the Derby, love my hat! & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

04/06/2014 09:04.09 AM Report This Comment  
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.


love Cori and Boo Boo (campaign manager)

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03/22/2014 10:29.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miranda, from pirate LaLo
We have a beautiful day brewing out there, it will make it to the mid 50's today! Yesterday when dad got home from shipping more toy boxes and getting our supplies, we found a very nice letter from aunt Jane and Chyna! It had a sweet note and a feather from our hero, Felix the Grey, it became an instant treasure, thanks Jane & Chyna! I must get back to the Pearl, all heck is about to break loose, we are talking about mortal combat for survival! Have a great day dear friend, and give my love to all in your home, see ya tomorrow...

Love from Pirate LaLo

Come visit me, Mr Ziggy~I'm at the Derby track as Jenny's valet.., Jockey Jenny~Time to get serious about the Derby!!, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, ANGEL CHRISTY~Heavenly prayers to the Derby people, Ms LaLo~Ready for Spring & the Derby, love my hat! & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

03/18/2014 10:09.27 AM Report This Comment  
  (cont'd #2)
This just made those 2 men laugh harder & then I joined in. This was not good for a toddler to be ganged up like that so grandma put her ear plugs in & took him by the hand to the bathroom to wash his face & let him take a good look at what he was doin' to himself. It was a nice visit after that & the little one just wore himself out until he fell asleep. Grandma had his dad place him in her lap & she rocked him until he knew he was loved again. Just a hard lesson of life he had to learn about. Sheesh...I think a good nip would have worked a lot better!

See ya later, Miss Miranda! Lovingly Your's, SamIAm

Come visit me, Pirate Pearl Welcomed Home to BC Marina.

03/12/2014 05:17.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Miss Miranda.
I just wanted to give you a heads up that Mom sent your Mom a picture of you & me together as pirates. We both hope you enjoy it & get a kick out of it. We are a fierce looking couple! I do hope your day is a good one.

Mom's grandchildren came by with their dad, Mom's son. He & Mom's mate were outside changing the oil in the son's car & it was being done on "speed mechanic" due to the fact that it was suppose to start raining any minute! The sun was shining quite brightly but the ground was all wet from previous rains. So, the grandchildren had to stay inside with grandma. She was not prepared for those little scamps being in a complete & thorough rotten mood. Whoo Boy! The littlest one threw a tantrum because grandma didn't have the "right" cup to serve him juice in! He was demanding that someone drive back to their house & get him his favorite cup. There was no appeasing him when his mind was made up, so grandma put him on a stool up at her kitchen island & told him to get it out of his system & yell, scream, & cry because she couldn't do anything about it & neither could he! She showed him the disposable ear plugs that her mate buys for using on his old tractor (it's a good piece of farm equipment, just louder than a harpy's scream!) and she gave her granddaughter (big sister who'll be 6 in June) some earphones that grandma put on some children's music for her to listen to. Well, that sounds like everything was peachy, but me & the cats weren't too happy with the catterwallin' that did commence!

The cats fled in complete terror from that human megaphone but here I am, no where to go because I'm in lock down. Well, I decided to start tellin' this kid what Mom's mate yells at me. "HEY, YOU!! SHUT THE H.....UP!!" Yes, SamIAm cussed out a 3 1/2 yr. old. I had to yell it LOUD & constantly because Mom didn't know what I was saying & that cutey, Ashlynn, she didn't know I was saying it either! The thing is....I was using Mom's mate's voice! So, here they are outside finagling with the car & they are hearing ole' grandpa cussin' at someone!!

They both came inside to see what was happening & found that little bruiser up at the island red face & tear stained while big sister was rockin' her head back & forth, coloring in a coloring book, grandma was over there putting some foods together for ME & appeared not to have a care in the world. Mom's mate had to come up to her & tap her on the shoulder & she took out her earplugs. She looked all innocent & asked, "Oh, are you finished? Has Joel finished his tantrum?" Once the men learned what was goin' on, they began to laugh about it. This didn't fly with the grandson & he started screaming & crying AGAIN for most likely because they were outright laughing at HIM!! Even I could understand that! He started to crank it up again when I began, again, to commence cussin' a blue streak at him to "shut the H.... UP!!" This just made those 2 men laugh harder & then I joined

Come visit me, Pirate Pearl Welcomed Home to BC Marina.

03/12/2014 05:06.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miranda, some pirate love from LaLo
...I wish you would stop by my page and say hello once in awhile, I don't need any more votes, but I adore your friendship! Our sleet and rain must've happened at night, it is over now and didn't amount to much of anything! It is 34 degrees already this morning! Congrats to our Chronicler on the Pearl, Ms Sophie O'Too for BOTD, she is such a sweetie! Everybody loves her a lot, I know my flock sure does! Lots to do today, so we better get at it, don't forget to turn your clocks ahead one hour tonight, another adjustment, bummer! Give my love to all in your weekend home, see ya tomorrow...

Love from your fellow Pirate, Ensign LaLo

Come visit me, Mr Ziggy~I'm at the Derby track as Jenny's valet.., Jockey Jenny~Time to get serious about the Derby!!, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, ANGEL CHRISTY~Heavenly prayers to the Derby people, Ms LaLo~Ready for Spring & the Derby, love my hat! & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

03/08/2014 09:08.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Captain Sam & Miss Miranda Are Walking Along the
...wharf where the Pirate Pearl is docked as the human working crew from Disney Techno Nerds are finishing the clean up of their project. They put away all their tools & begin to leave the ship one by one. Capt. Sam is very pleased with this, human's leaving the Pirate Pearl. Sam & Miranda continue their stroll & turn around. They watch the wharf clear out & they make their way to the gang plank. Sam looks around at the Pearl, barely recognizing her, for now she is a swanky Disney Promotional Ship. Sam pats one of the rails & growls a bit, " 'Tis only fer a little while you'll be dressed like this." Sam reassures the Pirate Pearl her days of glory will be at hand.

Sam notices the moon high up & points to it, "That be the snow moon, Miss Miranda! Rather good timin' if you ask me!" They softly laugh & head down to the Capt's quarters to study the map. Sam has some books he longs to compare their drawings & runes to the ones shown on the map. He has a pretty good guess where it may lead to. He wants to talk to Miss Chyna & Scooby & have all three of them putting their heads together.

Sam opens a bag he has been holding the entire walk & gets some tea for Miss Miranda. They have some hot tea & special birdy bread that has been cut into hearts. Sam laughs at the shapes as does Miranda.

Captain SamIAm reclaiming the Pirate Pearl after the workers have left. Good night to all, Kisses & hugs, Capt. SamIAm

Come visit me, Silver Sluggers Page Where Greyt Things Happen & Sam says HAPPY EASTER!.

02/14/2014 11:22.15 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Valentines, Sweet Miranda!
I hope this finds you doing well & hope you like that I have put you in the Crow's Nest on the Pearl. If you don't like it, I hope you'll let me know! Mom is wanting to "borrow" one of your lovely pictures in your gallery because we're making you a Valentine.

Would you be available for a small dinner for two later today? I hope so! See you later, then.

Hugs, SamIAm

Come visit me, Silver Sluggers Page Where Greyt Things Happen & Sam says HAPPY EASTER!.

02/14/2014 07:37.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Sam Escorts Miss Miranda To The Star Trek Shuttle
....that Queen B.B. is using to take birds home. Sam stops & they kiss before Miss Miranda climbs aboard. I hope you enjoyed yourself tonight. I loved watching you in the sunset & under those tropical palms. You sway quite nicely to the music. Sam smiles & waves good-bye.

Sam is off preparing for a dangerous poker game that he is financing for a top notch player to sit at the table for him. The ante of a priceless map is on the table & all of Sam's prior gold booty has been melted & made into ingots just for a seat at the table. The stakes are mounting higher & higher as players from around the bird world are coming to partake in this game. Sam leaves to meet with those involved in this dangerous "game" of chance.

Come visit me, Silver Sluggers Page Where Greyt Things Happen & Sam says HAPPY EASTER!.

01/25/2014 07:54.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Miss Miranda! I Have Warned Mom Time &....
....time again about CocoPuff trying to "off" Mom! Well, she almost succeed. It really did happen in the wee hours of Sunday morning. What A Strange Day. And It Started With A Cat! Mom was all snuggled into her nice bed, one of those Temperpedic Beds that has a remote control to make the head part go up & down & also the feet/legs go up & down. She was peacefully sleeping & minding her own business when CooCoo Kitty CocoPuff steps on the remote…BOTH buttons at the same time & the bed starts to fold Mom up like a sandwich! Her sleeping on her side & having a bad back, well, she woke up wondering, “WHAT THE HEY?!!” She looked over to see CocoPuff, with an evil grin I imagine, standing there all innocent looking. She was lookin’ at Mom like, “Wha? I haven’t done anything!” Well, the bed moves fast & even though Mom pushed her off the remote that was setting on her nightstand, her back was hurt. Today, Mom would like to present the letter “V”. Yep. That’s her cracked back there at the pointy part! The rest of the day Mom sat with me & nursed her back with ice packs & heating pads. She’d growl at CooCooPuff when she’d stroll by with that smirk on her face. BOY, would I have LOVED to fly after her & give her fluffy tail a real good BITE!! No, I didn’t do it. Mom was already stressed out with the pain so I didn’t make her feel worse. No, I loved on her & sang her the new song she introduced to me a couple of weeks ago. Heehee! It’s about Satellites! Hope you have a nice evening. Hugs for all, SamIAm

Come visit me, Silver Sluggers Page Where Greyt Things Happen & Sam says HAPPY EASTER!.

01/19/2014 11:00.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Forgive Me, My Cumquat Kisses Of Eternal Delight..
...I am being put on the back burner because Mom has found her infernal crafty side again & is busy painting a birdhouse. I wouldn't be so upset but it happens to be a Pirate Ship birdhouse & the hole is much too too small for the likes of me to get into it!! I would WIDEN the hole but Mom said it wasn't for me no matter WHAT!! And widening the hole may prove to be bad for my over all health. I think there was a subtle threat in there towards ME. Anyway, I did manage to make Mom feel guilty enough to send MY ARTWORK to you of my latest attempts at an Avatar. I never am able to capture your true beauty & always want to fix it over & over again. You are perfection & I am only a lowly birdy trying to grasp a speck of your beauty to share with the whole of the BC. Sigh..

Sam gives Miss Miranda & gentle hug & soft beaky kiss. Have yourself a splendid TGIF! Next week, Milonga time & some hot Latin music for all! Hugs to all, SamIAm

Come visit me, Silver Sluggers Page Where Greyt Things Happen & Sam says HAPPY EASTER!.

01/17/2014 11:27.36 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miranda!
It's been a sunny Sunday here at my house & that's really a good thing because there's been so much rain that it has left giant puddles all over Mom's lawn & even into the woods!!

My day started with those warm sunbeams coming in my window which made me VERY happy! Then Mom began breakfast & today was so nice that she decided to pull out some blueberries & make some blueberry pancakes, turkey sausage, & for her mate, over easy eggs. Mom had made me a special pancake! She made mine with just cinnamon & my blueberries I got to eat on the side. They were really sweet. I just kinda tore up my pancake & threw it at CocoPuff. She seemed to like it fair enough!

Later on, Mom spent the day playing with me & she was teaching me my colors like she used to do when I was just a wee young one. I remember VERY well! And I also have learned that I have Mom wrapped around my finger! To reward me with a fun treat (not really a treat but some of my pellets by Pretty Bird...they're for African parrots & they're colorful) When I'd get a color correct, Mom would give me a pellet of that color. Then she was teaching me "pink". She had some yogurt burst strawberry cheerios to reward me with when I'd say pink at the right time. Well, I started ignoring all the other colored items & would pick only the pink ones!! Then I just kept saying PINK PINK PINK PINK!!! Mom said it was a "pink attack" & let me have my snack of PINK cheerios!! Heehee! I did get to eat all my red & orange pellets, too. Which I like those before either the green or yellow ones. A few days from now, I will like the green & yellow ones and leave all the red & orange ones. Mom says I'm a bit bonkers about colors. And it definitely is a "mood" kinda thing!

I do hope you had a greyt day too. I better get going. Mom thinks I'm asleep but I've snuck out! See ya later! Hugs to all, SamIAm

PS: First MR. Romeo. My guy friends are all turning into girl birds! Oh me, oh my! See ya later. SamIAm

Come visit me, Silver Sluggers Page Where Greyt Things Happen & Sam says HAPPY EASTER!.

01/12/2014 10:04.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miranda
TiPaul here with a thank you for voting for me as BOTD… and now for helping me to find my way on my way to the 10K club. I could never do it without you! I know I am not alone in this winding road… Dixie, Mikey and Jake are on their way too. Chyna is going for 20K if she can do it before BC shuts down BUT we must all remember we do not want to overtake the bird who is running for BOTM! Thanks again!

Come visit me, Leroy, Little Bit & Chloe - Thank you everybirdy!!, Gizmo - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, Max, Jasper, Micky - Left Fielder QLD 2013 Beak Leak Champs, Pepper, TiPaul - I'm a teenager today!, Floop and Porky at the County Fair, Marley - Thanx everybirdy 4 BOTD Carrot cake 4 all, Zak - Thank you everybirdy for BOTD! & Lee-Roial RIP - Thanks for remembering me..

01/12/2014 08:27.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Miranda!
So CuBird is a girl? Who would have thought! Heehee!
Oh sweetie...we hear you. For now we are mostly just reading the blogs on FB. We are working on keeping up with our BC blogs first!
Hope you had a nice day!

Come visit me, Raffi and Pumbaa say Happy Easter Everybirdie!.

01/07/2014 05:05.48 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Miss Miranda! Can You Believe That Cu-Bird?
...Dropping the egg-bomb to flip us all out!! If he....SHE had done that during baseball season last year, I would have screamed like a human little girl!!! Y'all scare this bird when your female ways start dropping around us! I don't know what to do!!??!! Does a male "catch" it so it isn't plunked down on a hard surface? Do any of you ever start making a nest!? I mean, that would at least be a HINT to what's coming!! Oh, yeah, it's suppose to be us GUYS that build the nest. Well, you could tell us you NEED one! Can't read minds....or other things....very well.
OHHHH...I'm dropping the subject...wait...not what I meant to say....

Well, I do hope you understand my little story was only one to entertain everyone. Unfortunately, the last part, the explosion & the neighbor's garage & race car burning to the ground & all the sirens & fire engines....well, all that was true. It was for real...very scary. Our neighbors across the street ran over to our house to see if we were alright. The smoke was very thick...very toxic now that we know what it was, & they thought it was US who were on fire! The neighborhood came together checking on each other making sure everyone was okay. The crazy neighbor who likes to shoot off fireworks was just about giddy over the explosion being so powerful. Mom DOES worry about THAT GUY!! Sheesh!

I hope your day goes well & that Cu-Bird doesn't give you any ideas about that egg tossing! It scares me! Sam gives Miranda a hug & kiss & begins to waddle away. She sees his charred behind & says, "Oh, Sam? What's with..." Sam interrupts her but not turning around because he's blushing, "DON'T ASK!!" SamIAm is off with charred butt feathers, for another page.

Come visit me, Silver Sluggers Page Where Greyt Things Happen & Sam says HAPPY EASTER!.

01/03/2014 08:47.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Miranda!
Thanks so much for the congrats for being BOTD and for your support! I am very honored!

Come visit me, Raffi and Pumbaa say Happy Easter Everybirdie!.

01/02/2014 06:34.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy New Year, Miranda! It Really Has Started...
...with a BANG!! It began when Mom's neighbor had saved a special rocket that was suppose to have been lit with his finale the night before. He saved one just so he could shoot something off again. As this guy lights up the rocket, it misfires! Instead of going up it comes barreling over to Mom's house where we were all watching from the back deck! There were people screaming, cats caterwauling, birds flying & feathers being strewn all over the place as a rocket came sizzling right through our crowd! Mom screamed as she watched me riding backwards on the top of that rocket & fly off into the night!! I had to hang on for dear life! My feathers were being blown backwards, too, & I sure lost a bunch of them! I finally got my self turned around & had to inch forward as it jerked all over the place!! That fizzling torch that was shooting out the back had me worried it was going to explode any minute!! What a scare this was but I had to keep my head (literally) if I was going to get out of this mess! By wrapping my legs & talons around its barrel body, I would lean hard to the right or left & actually be able to control it somewhat. I leaned hard right & steered it back to what I thought would be my home.

Not long, here I came like a shooting comet, & Mom, family, & neighbors began running in all directions again! That rocket soon started to fizzle out & there was NO CONTROLLING it then!! I held on as tight as I could but the slower it got, the more erratic it became! It began it's downward descent somewhere in the back woods of Mom's property! I saw some trees back there where the Scruffy Birds like to hang out in & bailed as that rocket sputtered past!! Thank goodness Meadowlark & Marty caught me! We all watched until we couldn't see that rocket's smoke anymore. BUT THEN, it crashed into something & a large explosion shook the tree we were in & everything around us!!

Mom was running towards us calling for me. She was so pale!! I thanked the Scruffy Birds & flew over to Mom. We were BOTH shaking. Mom hurried us in because of the big black smoke that was coming up from where that rocket crashed! All the birds had taken flight when the explosion happened except for Meadowlark & Marty Mockingbird. They took off soon because of that nasty smoke. Turned out it burned a neighbor's garage & race car that he kept in there, to the ground!! Those folks weren't even home. Good thing, too, that fella most likely would have been in his garage working like he always is.

As me & Mom got inside the house, we could hear the sirens & fire engines coming to put out the fire! It was a crazy day yesterday! One of the craziest that have happened in our neighborhood since...FOREVER!!

Today, me & Mom just snuggled a lot & are very happy I made it home in one piece. That's why I'm so THRILLED to be alive & able to come say "hello"! Today will be our start to the New Year. Hugs & Pardon the charred feathers, SamIAm

Come visit me, Silver Sluggers Page Where Greyt Things Happen & Sam says HAPPY EASTER!.

01/02/2014 01:52.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Sunday To All!!
Hello, Miss Miranda! I’m so happy to get to visit you tonight! How busy Mom is should be a law against it! She had to get tons of things out to decorate for Christmas but now has to keep it all out until the kids & gran’kids come over on New Year’s day to have their Christmas then!!?? I say, when it’s over, it’s OVER!! Ya missed it already. Consider this “early” for NEXT year!! GAAARRRR!!! So says I, SamIAm!! (growl)

Other than these do-dads being out for a lengthy time, Mom has made me some birdy cookies. Oatmeal & pecans. I have enjoyed them. Birdsonally, I think they could use a bit more cinnamon but that’s because I like it so much!! At first I acted like Mom was trying to poison me with some new type of something I’ve never seen before. She had to do a lot of convincing but once she told me there were pecans in them, I tried a tiny bite. It just happened to be a pecan bit. I made Mom NUTZO when I began to eat ONLY the pecan pieces out of the cookie. I just shaved it all away until I found them. Like a food puzzle. Mom smacked her forehead & said, “SAMMY!! You’re shaving away all the oats!! Well, I happen to LIKE oats. So, this time, I ate the actually piece of birdy cookie. I smacked my nonexistent lips & agreed with her & said, "Mmmm!" They are good! So, Mom looked all pleased & I got some more scritches. The day wasn’t so bad after all!

Hope you’ve had an equally or even better day than I have. You’re a pretty good birdy too! Have a oatmeal & pecan cookie? Hugs to all, but for you, if I may? A soft beaky kiss from SamIAm

Come visit me, Silver Sluggers Page Where Greyt Things Happen & Sam says HAPPY EASTER!.

12/29/2013 08:13.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miranda!
Can't tell you how much your thoughtfulness and prayers have meant to all of us! Mom's doin pretty good and we are so Thankful! 2nd treatment was on the 26th with 5 more to go...hopefully tolerated as well as these first two. Hope your mom is getting back to speed and all is going well for her. Getting used to less activity has been challenging for her but it gives ME more time to get some neck scritches!!! Wishing you and your flock a wonderful 2014 as we continue to stay in touch one way or the other!~~Hugs and love, Tahoe

Come visit me, Cookie, Molly~~SPRING??? WHERE??? & Tahoe.

12/29/2013 03:45.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Well, I Like My Scritches, That's A Fact,....
...but don't think I won't get nippy if you touch me anywhere else! Mom can just now touch my toes when I'm hanging off of the side of the cage. It took some time but she made a game & song about my toes. When teaching preschoolers, educators will do that with music or songs. Mom just figured if you teach human preschoolers that way, & we're suppose to be about as smart as one of those small humans, Mom gave it a try! My "toe song". Goes like this:

Ticklely tickle toes
Sammy's got some of those
Those ticklely toes!
Tickle tickle tickle toes
Tickle tickle tickle toes
Those ticklely toes!

Mom rubs my toes while she sings this then she can now even kiss them! Mom rubs my whole foot & looks for anything abnormal. I have started singing the song myself! I used to try & eat anyone who might think about touching my toes but I'm just a sucker for any sort of song with my own name in it!

I'll be looking forward to doing something like saving a kiss for you! I can't wait to come by! Big hugs to all & a soft beaky kiss for you, Miranda! SamIAm

Come visit me, Silver Sluggers Page Where Greyt Things Happen & Sam says HAPPY EASTER!.

12/27/2013 11:18.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Merry Christmas Miss Miranda & All Your Good Flock
...too! It has been a greyt Christmas Day, so far! I was watching to see if Mom was going to burn the Christmas roast or not! Heeheehee! Not because she's a bad cook but because there are so many distractions! As good as these "distractions" are, they still make her not pay attention to what she's doing! I can't help but laugh!

I had a special stocking of my very own today! Mom had hung it on the fireplace for Santa Birdy's visit. It has MY name on it & also an African grey on it, too! It was an awesome gift from Ceasaur & his good Momma that I have one at all! They gave it to me last year. To me, that was enough because it was filled with some cool shreadable foot toys, a cotton perch with a big fuzzy knot at the end & some mixed nuts! Mom is trying to introduce me to some walnuts that she helped crack a little bit. I think these walnuts are too big for me. They maybe extra jumbo sized because they're as big as my head! I could bowl quite successfully with a few strategic holes drilled in specific places!

This year Mom didn't ask for anything for herself. She just wanted stuff that is to help take care of me. She's been asking for a long time but she wasn't taken seriously. This year she was! WE both got a digital scale that is for measuring birds or if Mom takes off the perch, it can measure food or small packages or letters! That came from her daughter Shanna! The other big gift is a travel cage that can be taken apart & stored flat! Mom is wanting it put together so I will be getting used to it. This would be a way she could take me outside but not restrained just here on the deck. It weighs only 15lbs. & she'll be able to walk me around the yard! I'll be able to go swing with Mom or sit on the bench in the front garden with her or just enjoy the back deck if we want to! I will even be able to go places in the car, too! It's so exciting but scary at the same time!

As nice as all that was, my favorite part of the day is that shortly after all the gifts were opened, Mom's mate had to elevate his leg & apply the ice. That means to his bed he goes for about 2 to 3 hrs. Today he was forgoing those exercises that just seem to make him hurt all the time. Thank goodness! Anyway, Mom took me out so I could cringe at all the new stuff I got today. Heehee, isn't that what greys are supposed to do? Must keep up the good front after all. I was out and I peeped at Mom. She looked at me & I held up my foot to invite her to pick me up & she did! I could hear her heart beating so fast from her wrist! I walked up to near her shoulder & put my head down for scritches. Mom gave me good scritches for close to an hour!! I would lay down my head & my eyes rolled back! Mom said she wished she had a picture of me to show everybody but why waste the special time? It was our "Christmas time" together...just me & her.

I hope your Christmas has been exciting, too! Big hugs to all, SamIAm

Come visit me, Silver Sluggers Page Where Greyt Things Happen & Sam says HAPPY EASTER!.

12/25/2013 06:22.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miranda & flock
How did you know where I was going with my shuttle tomorrow? Did the BC press get my agenda off my Dads 'putter?

Hope you are enjoying the dayley adventures in my shuttle.


Come visit me, Ms BB. & her Derby hat, TPB&G., Queen Cori (& Boo boo) in the Castle 4-1-14, Charley Bird, The Bird. Lets play BazBall !!!!!!, Former Queen Snowflake is in the booth & BIG BABYS WEDDING IS ON AGAIN !!!.

12/16/2013 12:51.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hahaha! That's Awesome That Your Frother Likes strike up a convo with your Mom while she works! So, it's not as wordy as me, it still gets the point across!

We have found living out here in the rural area of NC that most the local men speak like that. One word sentences. Mom has noted that their females don't like that one bit but it is their way & most likely goes back for generations. Yep. You can live here for 25 years & still be the "outsiders". Most folks have lived here for generations, some reaching back to the Revolution War days. Anyway, Mom doesn't mind it much. She has an older brother who is about the same mind set. Answer little as possible & maybe they might just go away! Heeheehee! Mom stays until she can get out of them what she needs to know. She knows how to stand there in the awkward silence with a big smile on her face. They will finally talk & then she says, "Thank You" and off she goes! She laughs on the inside when that happens.

Have a wonderful day, Miss Miranda. You sure are looking extra pretty today! Hugs & Smoochies, SamIAm

Come visit me, Silver Sluggers Page Where Greyt Things Happen & Sam says HAPPY EASTER!.

12/16/2013 08:15.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Miss Miranda! Please Excuse This Clumsy...
....bird's absence. IT'S MOM'S MATE'S FAULT!!! I just KNOW she'd have me by sooner accept for HIM!!

Mom's mate has not been doing so good the last few days. He's not feeling very well & it isn't from the pain in his knee, although it does increase by the end of the day. He is weening himself off those "big gun" pain meds to tylenol or ibuprofen now that the healing of the surgical site is done. We're not sure if this is just him getting whipped by the constant pain, which he is not used to having for this length of time, or is it a small withdrawal from those narcotics they had him on? They aren't sure why it is. Mom is trying to help as much as she can but when what she does, doesn't help then he gets angry with her. So, she goes & leaves him alone trying to get things done around here for Christmas. Then he'll call for her again & asks her to try again. He is depressed about not healing up as fast as he wanted. Hello? He's 10 days ahead of most people! That is monumental to Mom!! Needless to say, it leaves her frustrated that he can't recognize the blessing he has been given of a body that can heal this fast. She tries to take a deep breath & continue on....without cracking him with a rolling pin. Yeah, it's been out a lot lately for baking needs. It's too much of a temptation if you get my drift.

Anyway, today Mom told him he was taking a day off from all those exercises they want him doing 24/7 and was going to raise it & ice it. She told him it was going to be either his knee or his head...his choice. So, he stayed where he should be & iced that knee for most the day. Mom used the time to clean my cage & have me out & we sang & danced & fixed up my cage & it's nice & clean. Mom gets embarrassed because I constantly ask her.."Mama get the poop?" as she cleans up the cage. She says "Yes, Sammy. That's what everyone seems to let me have around here!" I'm so happy I'm part of the rest of the family! It's official! Heeheehee!

Anyway, have a greyt evening. Hugs to all, SamIAm

Come visit me, Silver Sluggers Page Where Greyt Things Happen & Sam says HAPPY EASTER!.

12/14/2013 10:51.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miranda!
Mom apologizes! She wrote back to you on Doo's page instead. She wasn't paying attention -- as usual. Maybe because we were distracting her! We apologize. You can check Doo's page and we'll remember to write back to you next time!

Kahlua & Tango

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12/12/2013 10:20.45 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Miranda!
Hey pretty girl! Love your picture!
Yeah....cookie and I and our piggies are going to be a big help helping momma Erin do the Christmas baking!
Uh oh. You got into trouble biting your dad? Never a good idea.....but it always seems like it is at the time! Heehee! Oh...I'm sure your stocking will full of goodies!
Hey sweetie! Thanks for the invite! I would love to fly over and watch your mom make all of that delicious food! I will be right over! WoooooHooooo!

Come visit me, Raffi and Pumbaa say Happy Easter Everybirdie!.

12/12/2013 06:11.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Miranda!
Yup! Got my Christmas stocking up! How about you? Can't wait to start Christmas baking with my parronts! WooooHooo!
Hope your day was nice!

Come visit me, Raffi and Pumbaa say Happy Easter Everybirdie!.

12/08/2013 08:27.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Miranda!
Hey pretty girl! How are you doing? Love your picture !
Just wanted to fly by and say Hi and leave you a vote!

Come visit me, Raffi and Pumbaa say Happy Easter Everybirdie!.

12/06/2013 06:41.18 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miranda!
Thanks for saying hello on Tango's page. Mom still is confused about these events. How do you find out about them and how do you know where to go? I guess we'll try to figure it out and come and see you on Saturday at 8PM!


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11/29/2013 03:45.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Miranda!
Wow! We didn't know any of this! That is so awesome! What a wonderful mom you have! By the is she feeling? very sad that some people think you can just...throw away ....birds. Unbelievable! Or they buy them because maybe they would look nice in their home....never thinking that we are real....and need lots of love and care. Sigh. Once we were in a pet shop and we could hear someone trying to sell a macaw to someone....who sounded like they knew nothing about parrots. Thankfully they didn't buy the bird......but that could have been a disaster. Mom was making loud comments on how much work parrots were. She hoped that helped their decision not to buy!
Thank you for telling us all about your wonderful rescue!
Hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Much love,

Come visit me, Raffi and Pumbaa say Happy Easter Everybirdie!.

11/27/2013 09:34.03 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Miranda!
Hey pretty girl! How was your day? How is your mom doing? you have a parrot rescue? We didn't know that...but it sounds like you do from your lat blog. God bless your parronts!

Come visit me, Raffi and Pumbaa say Happy Easter Everybirdie!.

11/25/2013 04:23.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey There Miss Miranda! I Sure Missed You!
I think there's a contagious human thing going on the BC!! Do you think contagious ailments can be transmitted via the computer & blogging? It seems so many parronts have had to go into the hospital to endure who knows what torturous surgeries & procedures!?! We were so relieved to hear your good Momma is at home & healing up. Bless her heart! Hope she's getting stronger & pain-free every day!

It’s so good to see my BC friends have not given up on me!! First, Mom left with her mate early one morning & didn’t come back until it was almost dark! Then she’d run around feeding cats, getting meals ready for an early morning, then she’d feed me & she’d eat at the end of the island & share some of her dinner with me! Mmmm….! Sharing is GOOD! Everything tastes better when it’s from Mom’s plate! This went on for almost 4 days! Then that 4th late afternoon she brought her mate home & it was weird seeing him being helped by Mom. Usually it’s the other way around! Him helping her! So, I peeped out a “hello Bob” to welcome him home but I choked on the words when he comes into the kitchen with this silver monster! Mom said for me not to be scared. It wasn’t alive & it was helping Bob to walk & even carry something if he needed. I wasn’t happy but I have learned not to fly away from it anymore.

There is a therapist who is coming by at least 3X a week & was here the day after he came home. She makes him use that walker thing to walk about around the house. Well, the best, biggest, & all out easiest place to do that is round & around the kitchen island! I’m off to the side of that & she gets a kick out of me saying when he passes by, “There he goes!” I say that a lot where Mom’s mate is concerned because the guy is always on the go. And I never know what kind of thing he’s going to be driving next. This walker thing is much slower than anything he’s accustomed to, more Mom’s speed (or the lack thereof). I must say, it looks really nice to maybe perch on it & go for a walk about with him. I would attempt but he’s much too frightened of me.

Nice to be back & seeing my humans healing up nicely. Mom says he has a long way to go but he’s 10 days ahead of the normal human! He’s a very fast healer. I see Mom pout sometimes about that. I think she wishes she was a fast healer, too. I will give her some loves & she’ll forget all about that.

Hugs to all, SamIAm

Come visit me, Silver Sluggers Page Where Greyt Things Happen & Sam says HAPPY EASTER!.

11/24/2013 10:20.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Miranda! did your dad make those perches? Wow....they sure are comfortable! Thanks for inviting me over!
Well this parronts are invite to their friends house for Turkey Day. Dad has always cooked the dinner every year at our house...but this year our friends wanted to do we are bringing an appetizer and dessert!
Oh...I'm sure my parronts will bring back some yummy left overs for me!
How is your mom doing? So happy that is over for her and turned out so well!
Have a great day!

Come visit me, Raffi and Pumbaa say Happy Easter Everybirdie!.

11/24/2013 04:39.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Miranda!
Raffi knocks on the door of Miranda's house! She opens the door and is so happy to see Raffi! Raffi has brought some hot chocolate to go with the banana muffins and white chocolate and pecan chip cookies that Uncle Dave has made. He also brought a bouquet of daisies for momma Tanya! He is so happy Miranda invite him over to her house! What happy times !

Come visit me, Raffi and Pumbaa say Happy Easter Everybirdie!.

11/18/2013 05:43.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Miranda
Just stopping by to let you know that we are praying for your mom. So happy her surgery is over. Bet you can't wait until she gets back home!
Much love,

Come visit me, Raffi and Pumbaa say Happy Easter Everybirdie!.

11/15/2013 07:05.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miranda and CuBird,
thanks so much for coming by and visiting me when I got BOTD. I really appreciated it...

I didn't drink all the water, mom

Wing hugs, Napoleon


11/14/2013 04:28.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Miranda
Sending our love and prayers to you , your mom , flock and family. So happy her surgery is over.

Come visit me, Raffi and Pumbaa say Happy Easter Everybirdie!.

11/14/2013 06:04.55 AM Report This Comment  
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