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My mommy said it was fate. Mommy wanted me for a long time, but she couldn’t find me. Then she heard about these nice people that wanted me to have more one-on-one time with someone. So my daddy bought me as a graduation present for my mommy.. Awards
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Hi! My name is Smoky

I am a Timneh African Grey from Pittsfield, MA.

Smoke-a-bird, Smoky-Dokey, Smokarina

12 years old   F

Timneh African Grey

I’ll do back flips for pistachio nuts!!! These Nutri-berries aren't bad either.

On top of my cage watching Cartoon Network and talking to my new fibling Tikko.

I don’t like it when people just stick their hands in my house without my permission!!!

My new mommy has a gentle voice and lets me watch all the cartoons I want.

I like to drink my water upside-down – Don’t ask!!!.

No Trespassing!!! Cage protected by parrot!!!.

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  Hi Smoky
Today I found a neat place to perch. Its on top of the refrigerator and I can see everything from there. I tossed a few things off the refrigerator and then I chewed on moms grocery list she has hanging on the side. Mom had to rewrite a few things down again since it was chewed on. Mom checked the coupons in side and said it was good they were ok yet and gave me the “eye“. I am thinking this refrigerator perch isn’t going to last long though with mom. “If your alone, I’ll be your shadow. If you want to cry, I’ll be your shoulder. If you want a hug I’ll be your pillow. If you need to be happy, I’ll be your smile. But anytime you need a friend, I’ll just be me. Your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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

08/30/2014 02:27.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Smoky
Glad we could help and ekkies are the only fids that do the toe tapping that we know of. Any other questions we will be happy to help with too.
Well the parronts had another early meal today and I got my condo cleaned earlier too which should of made me more aware but you know how that goes. Anyway off they went to leave me. Said they were going to the farm…doesn’t dad know his mom doesn’t live there any more?? Guess he misses it since he did grew up there and they got to see the nephew and his family a bit. Then the parronts visited old friends that live up that way that dad went to school with. They got home in time to tuck me in for the night so guess that was ok and I was a bit tired from the vet visit yesterday so got caught up on my beauty sleep while they were gone. “I have learned its not what I have in life but who I have in my life that counts.“ Leaving a vote for you …your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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

07/31/2014 07:32.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Smoky
I am sure the breeder will have the baby on some type of food she will recommend and might take a while but watch for toe tapping just in case and might need to change the foods if that happens. Mom thinks each ekkie is different and what might work for one doesnt work for another and not enough is known about them yet either. Some have allergys to corn such as Suzi and Susan both ekkies here on BC. I am ok with it. The same holds true for the different foods too for us ekkies. Its trial and error and need to watch for toe tapping and that usually tells you something wasnt good for me to eat that was different then I normally eat and mom quits giving it to me then. If the toe tapping starts dont let it keep going if at all possible cause it can lead to self mutilation which can be fatal. Hope this helps you. Toe tapping is ...think of someone tapping the table with their fingernails and its not done intentionally.
Mom was busy again this morning and had to go over to skin sis too after she got her cleaning done. When mom got back she was getting things together towards supper since it had to be early eating so mom and I could visit that new vet. I went in my wingabago cause it was a bit chilly out and I like I can see out every where in it to. The vet was nice but again mom just talked to him and I didn’t need to have any grooming done so that made it lots better too for me. He did all the right things though and mom said when we need one this will be the one we will visit for sure. “I have learned its not what I have in life but who I have in my life that counts.“ Leaving a vote for you …your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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

07/30/2014 06:33.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Smoky
My cage is a HQ and so was Chi chi but I like mine better cause it has a door on top that comes down and is like a porch type when its down. There is a bigger door below that. Get the biggest cage you can for it. The one Chi chi had was one mom was first going to get me but went the one higher up and glad she did. Mine doesnt have a playgym on top but mom often thought that might of been a better option too. Oh yea my cage the top can open up and you put a stick in there to hold it open but mom never ever uses it cause she doesnt feel its safe and could easily slam shut and there never opens it. My cage is blue.Hope this helps and any other ??s just fire away and I will do my best to help you too.
Not sure we are going to continue doing blogs tonight since we keep getting the squawk page and moving slower then molasses again…what a pain in the tail feathers BC is tonight!! This morning was a repeat of almost yesterday morning so I should have been on to it but I sure was caught off guard. Mom gave me breakfast and then my lunch and it sure wasn’t lunch time. Pretty soon moms cousin came and mom said they were going to a scrapbook show and picking skin sis up along the way. The good thing though is dad didn’t go too so he gave me my fruit later and he was around too. Mom didn’t stay too long and I did get outside a bit too so that was all good. Mom had bags but didn’t show me what she bought and dropped them all off in the craft room down stairs. I am sure I will see it all this winter when mom works on her scrap booking then and I go down stairs with her to supervise or maybe tomorrow we will check the new stuff out.. “Anyone of us can be a rainbow in some ones cloud.” Leaving a vote for you …Hugs~~ Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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

07/12/2014 07:34.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Smoky
Happy 4th of July!! If by chance I didn’t thank you for me getting botd yesterday please forgive me and thanking you now. I also hope I can get back on track with where I was to blog everyone and not miss any birdie either. It was a grand time spending my day in the castle with King Pepper and one I will never forget. “There are big ships and small ship but the best ship of all is friendship.” Leaving a vote for you my friend ~~ Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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

07/04/2014 06:25.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Smoky
Wow BC is so slow tonight mom and I are just hoping to get the blogging all done before bedtime! Can you believe them parronts left me home alone last night again??? Yep they went to a graduation party and when they got home it was my bedtime so I just showed them and went to bed anyway. Well I was tired too but didn’t want to let on to mom so she would feel bad for leaving me home alone. At least today mom as home with me all day so guess that made up for it but I am not going to let on to mom. “Friends are like walls, sometimes you lean on them, and sometimes its just good knowing they are there.” Your friend, Gus. Leaving a big ole vote for you! (RIP Chi chi)

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

06/29/2014 07:37.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Smoky
There was a nest of robins in the tree by our porch. When mom and I sat outside we would watch the mama get worms for the babies all the time…there was 3 of them. One day they got out of the nest and sat on the tree and then the next day they left and never came back though we do see robins around we are not sure if its one of them or not. They sure seemed to grow up fast though. “We can never forget the fun we’ve had, laughing till our face turned blue. Talking of things only we find funny, People think we’re nutty~ if only they knew!.” Your kissin cousin, Gus. V4U (RIP Chi chi)

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

06/22/2014 03:46.44 PM Report This Comment  
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06/15/2014 08:37.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Smokey!
Congrats on being BOTD! You are a very pretty Queen. Have a great day at the castle today!

Come visit me, RAFFI AND PUMBAA LOVE CYDNEY!!!!!!!!.

06/15/2014 08:31.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Congrats, Queen Smoky!
What a beautiful queen you are! Enjoy your special day!
Big hugs, Squeaky, Picabo & Scion

Come visit me, Scion, Budgies, Kiwi & Button, Limon & Lima, Squeaky, Picabo & Angel Alfie (RIP).

06/15/2014 07:17.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Smoky
congratulations on winning BOTD. hope you are having a super fun time celebrating your special honor at the castle today with King Sam

love Cori and Boo Boo

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

06/15/2014 06:58.07 PM Report This Comment  
YOUR friend Pico

Come visit me, Elvis, Bella, Stella, Sunny, Pico, Bailey & Twitter.

06/15/2014 06:08.36 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Queen Smoky
Congratulations on botd.I hope your having a good day at the castle and in the spotlight. Have a good evening.

Come visit me, Hulk Vote Angel Girl(224627) BOTM.

06/15/2014 06:08.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Dear Queen Smoky
Congrats on winning BOTD today! Here's a basket of nutriberries AND pistachios for you to enjoy while you're in the castle with King Sam! (And no, you don't have to do back flips!)
have a greyt day!
Luv, Spot♥

Come visit me, Angel Bertie's Rainbow Gym: Thanks for BOTD!, Angel Bertie: Happy New Year!, Chirps: Happy New Year!!!, The Happy Couple!!!, Spot::vote Angel Girl 224627 BOTM!!! & Lemon Le'BonBon, Happy Labor Day!.

06/15/2014 05:59.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Smoky!
Congrats on BOTD!!
Left you a vote.

Ronnie Lee, Charlotte, NC.

06/15/2014 05:28.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Smoky
Great seeing you on the front page today!! Congratulations on winning botd and enjoy it to the fullest
For the day at the castle sure goes fast for some reason!
Your friend, Gus (Rip Chi chi)

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

06/15/2014 04:46.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Smoky
Congratulations on being our BOTD! Hope you have a greyt day! Love and winghugs, CuBird

Come visit me, Carter-Justice For Ozzi-TY 4 BOTD 8/28/14, Doo Diligence-Justice for Ozzi, Cookie-Justice For Ozzi-thank you for BOTD 7/31/14, Charlie-Thank you for making me BOTD 10-29-13, Tricky D- RIP 12/12/12-Thank you BOTD 12/12/13, Teal'c-Thank you for BOTD 10-14-13, Elvis Thank you for BOTD 2/16/13, Joshua Chico Justice for Ozzi, Blue-Justice for Ozzi-TY 4 BOTD 9/7/14, Moggie -Justice for Ozzi, George (Gen George Hammond)RIP Gen 12/13/08, Cu-Bird -Justice for Ozzi, Nanday Security Services, LLC, Miranda -Justice for Ozzi, Captain Darling-RIP 5/19/2014 & Baldrick Thank you for BOTD 3/20/14.

06/15/2014 04:08.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Smoky
Happy botd and happy summer back atcha.

Come visit me, Sunny(RIP) and Haley, Romeo and Julie(loving memory of Maxi ) & Tahoe and Pearl.

06/15/2014 03:38.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Queen Smoky
Congratulations on being our BOTD! Enjoy your special day at the castle!


Angel & Pepper

Come visit me, ANGEL & PEPPER - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!.

06/15/2014 03:03.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Smokey...
Congrats on BOTD.
Enjoy your day and party down !!!
Love Panther and flock.

Come visit me, Jedi say's Cheyenne said yes. Hurry up autumn !!!, Snowflake says. I'm getting married to Apache..., Tweety loves Princess. SEE ME AT THE KB 9/15-9/29 & Panther loves Coconut...Waiting for autumn....

06/15/2014 12:43.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Congrats on BOTD,
Stopping by to say congratulations and leave you a vote! Hope you are enjoying your special day in the castle!


Come visit me, Chipper.

06/15/2014 11:53.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Smoky~
Congratulations! I am so very happy for you! I do hope you enjoy your day in the spotlight! It's going to be lots of fun!!
Your royal portrait is now hanging in the gallery on the calendar page for all to admire!
Royal Hugs ~ Sugar

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Seahawk Sugar and the 12th pig Pippo & The Calendar Page~Sapphire for September.

06/15/2014 11:25.36 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Smoky
CONGRATS on winning BOTD! Enjoy your special day.

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

06/15/2014 09:24.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Smoky
I am Ms Big Baby (Ms BB). It is nice to meet you.

There is a bird dog down the road from my house named Smoky. Are you two related? LOL.


Come visit me, Buba, Tweety at the KB... Games & Wargames, Ms BBs page., The Bird. Lets play BazBall !!!!!!, Charley Bird, Zeena in the BC Castle for Aug, TPB&G. & CHEYENNE & JEDI AND SNOWFLAKE & APACHE.

06/15/2014 08:39.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Smoky
Congratulations on winning BOTD!

Have a greyt one
be a good birdie
Go to church if you can
wings hugs and V4U
Your Pal, Oki

Come visit me, Baby/Vote10K /Ti Paul40680/Chip257319 & Oki,/Vote BOTMChuey245908/Mour- ning Gizmo.

06/15/2014 07:22.23 AM Report This Comment  
Hi Smokey, it's good to see you in the spotlight today. You look so pretty with the flowers! We hope you have a fun day in the castle. Hugs, Falco and the boys

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Kaji, TiPaul, and Sky for 10k!, Peppino, Divo & Falco, fly free, Tooth.

06/15/2014 07:16.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Congrats for BOTD Queen Smoky, from Jenny Lynn
...enjoy your day in the magic castle! Happy Father's Day to all fathers out there, some are big, some are small, but us birds just love them all! Enjoy a great Sunday family day, give my love to all in your happy home, see ya tomorrow...

Love from Jenny Lynn & the Dallas family

Come visit me, Ziggy~ I am hanging with my best pal Jenny Lynn, Jen Lynn~I too am entered in the Cowgirl Contest, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, ANGEL CHRISTY~Entered in the Cowgirl Contest, Ms LaLo-I'm entered in Queen Chuey's contest-yahoo & Mr Flash~Summer at the McAviay.

06/15/2014 05:08.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Queen Smoky
Congratulations on BOTD. Here's a vote in celebration. Have a wonderful day at the Castle with King Sam. Wing hugs and beak kisses, Pearl and Silver.

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

06/15/2014 05:06.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations !
Have a great day Smokey ! Mom knows where you live ! She grew up in Hoosick - not too far, only on 22 in NY !

Come visit me, Cookie goes to school, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

06/15/2014 03:51.53 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning Queen, 2,200
BIG congrats on being BOTD. roof Top

Come visit me, Screech & Roof Top.

06/15/2014 12:59.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning Queen Smoky
Congrats on BOTD.. Jetta

Come visit me, Jetta.

06/15/2014 12:29.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Smoky
Congrats on BOTD... Squak

Come visit me, Tweet & Squak.

06/15/2014 12:18.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Smoky
The ducks have been back! They come almost every evening and is the male and female pair and dad gives them food and corn. There are now 4 rabbits that come here to eat the corn too and they sure know dad. The rabbits and ducks both let dad get pretty close to them when he is feeding them too. Dad went out in the nick of time this evening to feed the ducks as they were headed to the beach (aka the neighbors pool) and came back to eat instead of going swimming. “You listen when I have a problem and keep dry the tears from my face. You take away my sorrow and put happiness in its place.” V4U Hugs, Gus. V4U (RIP Chi chi)

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

06/14/2014 06:48.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Smoky
Mom and I just sort of hung out together today. She did a few things around here this morning and then when it warmed up enough mom sat on the porch and I got to enjoy the sun outside awhile too. Mom read the paper and then we came in the house for a while so I could eat my fruit and after dinner mom and I sat out side some more. Mom says rain is suppose to move in tomorrow so I probably wont get out unless it arrives late afternoon. “Friends are relatives you make for yourself “ ~~Your kissin cousin, Gus. V4U (RIP Chi chi)

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

06/01/2014 04:48.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Smoky
Happy Mothers Day. Last night was another great night for the derby milonga. Chyna and Aunt Jane do a great job each year on the derby milonga and thank you both so much!! Congratulations to all the winners and you all did a great job too. I won 3rd place with my horse Paynter and sure was happy to win this year. What a great night it was and so happy my girl Suzi went with me to the derby and thank you all for cheering me on too. ”The best thing about the future is that it only comes one day at a time.” Leaving a vote with the note…Your friend, Gus. (RIP Chi chi)

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

05/11/2014 06:43.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Smoky
There was an article in the paper that someone had stolen 75 bronze vases from the cemetery that moms parents and other family members are at. The scrap dealers wont accept them and would probably turn the people into the police which is a good thing. Mom was relieved when she went to put flowers on the graves the other day that they both had the vases on them though. Mom didn’t get to visit all the family graves but close kin so hoping the others are intact as well. “Legend says: When you cant sleep at night, its because you are awake in someone else’s dream.“ Leaving a vote for you my friend ~~Gus. (RIP Chi chi)

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

04/21/2014 06:32.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Smoky
Yesterday mom went to see her grand children. With the weather and mom being sick she hasn’t seen them in a while and misses that so was happy to see them. The other grand was playing softball so mom hopes to see her soon too. Then mom went to the craft store to meet up with her scrap booking friends and cousin. They always have fun chatting and shopping. I was glad that dad was home and I wasn’t in my condo all that time! “Walking with a friend in the dark is better then walking alone in the light.”. Leaving a vote for you~~Your friend ,Gus. (RIP Chi chi)

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

03/16/2014 06:55.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Smoky
Mom slept pretty good but when she took deep breaths and let it out she could hear her lungs weasing. She decided to get a doctor appointment so she did and the doctor gave her two prescriptions to get filled and then she had to go for chest xrays too. Mom was surprised she was running a low temperature too so she was glad she did go or would really be sick by Monday and hopefully now she will be on the mends then. “Lots of people want to ride in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.“ Leaving a vote for you ~~ Hugs ,Gus. (RIP Chi chi)

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

03/08/2014 06:16.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Smoky
Another great night at the milonga last night on the love boat. Nothing like having good food, good drinks and being with great friends on a night out on the town. Of course the band and Chyna was great as always too and always enjoy listening to the great songs sung by the beautiful Chyna. “If your feeling blue, try painting yourself another color.” Leaving a vote for you ~~hugs from Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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

02/23/2014 07:21.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Smoky
Dad and son in law had to go get son in laws snow tractor at his moms house since they had taken it there for hospice to get in each day ok. Mom decided she would go to skin brothers to see the grands and give them the valentine card and candy she made for them. Just as she was ready to go the power went out so mom had open the garage door manually to get the car out. On the way she saw a pickup had hit an electric pole and the wires were low so she made it past that but was the reason the electric was off. Then as she was dodging pot holes along the way she saw a police car behind her which made mom a bit nervous. He followed her almost the whole way to skin brothers but mom sighed a heavy sigh he kept on going. Then when mom went to leave skin brothers she had to make two tries to get out of the drive way. When she got home the power was still off but came on shortly after that so that was good. “Some days are diamonds and some days are stone but as long as I have you my friend I will never be alone.” Dropping a vote off for you !Your forever friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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

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