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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... I am TiPaul
We never met before but I saw your name, and actually Savannah's name, well mom saw her name and it is a name she particularly noticed because it was in a movie she had seen. So, I came over to your page and you are a Grey like me but I am a CAG. Nice to meet you! Actually I am a naughty boy because I am looking for votes to get me in the 10K club before Bird Channel closes down and I only need 500 more. I know I won't get in this year, which Roof Top has been teasing me about, but next year is good enough, if BC lasts that long. LOL I am hoping not only can we be friends, but that I can count on you to vote for me as much as possible. Leave me a blog and I will definitely get back to you. I was also rescued several years ago and believe it or not, I used to mutilate my feathers but with a lot of love and patience, mom got me to stop, at least for now. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Come visit me, Leroy, Little Bit & Chloe - Thank you everybirdy!!, Gizmo - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, Max, Jasper - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, Micky - Thanks everybirdy for BOTD!, PEPPER-Thanks for BOTM!, TiPaul - Thanks for helping me get to 10K!, Floop - Thanks for BOTD!, Marley - Thanx everybirdy 4 BOTD Carrot cake 4 all, Zak - Thank you everybirdy for BOTD! & Lee-Roial RIP - Thanks for remembering me..

12/20/2014 09:15.04 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Smoky
Mom has been working on this one baby afghan for a while. Tonight she decided it didn’t look right on the one side and kept looking at it and wasn’t happy. She tore out about 10 rows she had done so now she has a lot more on this afghan to do to catch up where she was. Mom said its best to tear it out when you see the problem then to keep going on it and eventually have to do that anyway. Its all single crochet stitches so a slow process too. “One small crack doesn’t mean you are broken, it means you were put through the test and you didn’t fall apart.” Leaving a vote for you my friend~~ Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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

12/20/2014 06:36.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Smoky
I made out like a bandit today!! Mom was crocheting so I flew over with her awhile and then hopped on to the coffee table to toss the nuts out of the bowl. I only tossed a few and got bored and went back to my condo. In the meantime mom picked up the nuts and put them back in the bowl. Later when she got off the couch she stepped on one she missed and I zeroed in on that baby! Yep got my crop full of the whole nut too and man was it good. I left mom the shells to pickup though so I did share LOL. “A smile happens in a flash but the memory can last a lifetime.” Leaving a vote for you…Your friend,, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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

12/02/2014 06:44.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Smoky
The one grand came up with skin sis today for just a bit cause she had a softball game to go to when she left here. I heard the garage door going up and got very excited to see them too. Mom gave skin sis her knitted socks she had bought at the craft show and skin sis put them on to wear to the game so they should keep her feet very warm. They are made of wool. Mom had gotten a couple of hacky saks that the grand was wanting so she was happy too. The girls play with them during times they arent playing games at softball. “Friends are the most important ingredient in this recipe called life.” Leaving a vote for you ~ your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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

11/08/2014 07:12.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Smoky
Yeah its the nuts in the freezer I really want when I sit on top of the frig but mom doesnt pay any attention to that!
Mom said it was too cold this morning to go out so she did a few things around here instead. Then she decided to get the grands albums caught up to date again like she does every winter. She didn’t have the three grands new school pictures yet to add or the oldest grands birthday picture so she just put what she had in the albums for now. She does have the oldest grands in line to order but will probably wait to order them since there will be the youngest grands birthday soon plus Christmas too so will just wait. I think she is going to start birthday cards soon cause mom likes doing that more. “The bond that links your true family is not of blood, but of respect and joy in each others life like bird channel is for all of us“ Leaving a vote with the note and a big hug as well…Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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

10/19/2014 07:18.07 PM Report This Comment  
  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 & PumBaa say..Merry Christmas EveryBirdie!.

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- A Very Merry Christmas to All!, Budgies, Kiwi & Button, Limon & Lima, Squeaky- Vote PEPPINO 262561 for BOTM!!!!, Picabo- Happy Holidays! & 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, CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & BOO BOO VOTE PEPPINO BOTM 262561.

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 Peppino(262561) 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: Merry Christmas! Peppino for BOTM! & BonBon,Vote 262561,Peppino for BOTM!.

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-Justice 4 Ozzy-TY for BOTD 10/29/14, Tricky D- RIP 12/12/12-Thank you BOTD 12/12/14, Teal'c-Thank you for BOTD 10-14-14 Justice for Ozz, 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 ty 4 BOTD 9/19/14 & 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's my wife. Happy Christmas !!!, Snowflake's married to Apache...Happy Christmas..., Tweety luvs Princess...Happy Christmas !!! & Happy Christmas ...Panther luv's Coconut.

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, Sugar and Pippo~Vote for Peppino 262561 EVERYDAY! & The Calendar Page~December Birthstone ~ Tanzanite.

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

Come visit me, Chyna ~ It's winter! & 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, Jedi & Chipper-Celebrating Christmas at the KB, Ms BBs page. Merry Christmas, The Bird. Lets play BazBall !!!!!!, Charley Bird, Ruby in the BC Castle for November, TPB&G. & The wedding page for all birds to get married at..

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 BOTMPeppi262561/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, Season's Greetings, Everybirdie!, PEPPINO, please vote me BOTM for the new year, Divo & Falco, Merry Christmas!.

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 Claus is coming to town-My 2nd Christmas!!, Jenny Lynn~with a precious Christmas memory--, Limon Dallas~Love my home & still see my old mom, The Raiders~Happy New Year from the team in 2014!!, Angel Christy~I love all the special things..., Ms LaLo~Merry Christmas my friends-I love you!! & 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 waiting for Santa Bird, 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 - Merry Christmas.

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..

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