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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

14 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
That is good your blogs all came back!
Mom went to dinner with her sister last evening so time flew and we didn’t get on BC till late either. I was not very happy with mom for going and tore some things up in my condo while she was gone. At least she could tell I wasn’t happy with her but as soon as she came home and I was out I forgave her though. Now today she had an appointment and picked a few things up at the store but wasn’t gone too long. We had some good time together and I even got out for my sunbath again today though the sun never showed its face till after 3.“Feather butt wiggles is just a little way of saying goodbye” Left a vote for you~~ Hugs, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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

07/15/2015 07:24.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Smoky
congratulations on winning BOTD. hope you re having a blast celebrating your special honor at the birdy castle

Come visit me, PaddyCake & PiddyGirl, CORI & BOO BOO.

07/14/2015 09:01.24 PM Report This Comment  


Teri, Joliet, IL.

07/14/2015 08:46.16 PM Report This Comment  
Hi Smokey,
Congratulations on being our beautiful Queen for a day!
Love and Hugs,
Finnegan and Little Miss Lucy

Come visit me, Finnegan - 5K...YIPPEE!! THANK YOU FRIENDS!, Daisy - R.I.P. - BOTW 9/17-9/23/07 & Miss Lucy Blue - FAREWELL TO MY BELOVED FRIENDS.

07/14/2015 07:16.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Smoky
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 my sweet girl..

07/14/2015 07:13.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Smoky
Congratulations on BOTD! Have a fun day at the castle with King Jester Bean!


Angel & Pepper


07/14/2015 06:42.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Smoky
Congratulations on being our BOTD! Love and winghugs, CuBird and Miranda

Come visit me, Carter-Justice For Ozzi-TY 4 BOTD 8/28/15, Doo Diligence-Justice for Ozzi TY 4 BOTD!, Kookie-Bird -Justice For Ozzi-ty 4 BOTD 8/2/2016, Charlie-Justice 4 Ozzy-TY for BOTD 10/29/15, Tricky D- RIP 12/12/12-Thank you BOTD 12/12/15, Teal'c-Thank you for BOTD 10-14-15 Justice for Ozz, Elvis Thank you for BOTD 2/22/15, Joshua Chico Justice for Ozzi, Blue-Justice for Ozzi-TY 4 BOTD 1/29/16, Moggie -Justice for Ozzi TY 4 BOTD 7/31/16, George (Gen George Hammond)RIP Gen 12/13/08, Cu-Bird -Thank You BOTD 6/28/16-Justice for Ozzi, Nanday Security Services, LLC, Miranda -Justice for Ozzi-ty 4 botd 5/13/16, Captain Darling-RIP 5/19/2014 ty 4 BOTD 9/19/15 & Baldrick Thank you for BOTD 3/20/14.

07/14/2015 04:44.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Smoky
Today is Tuesday
Im flying by your page
to stamp U a votie
and to congratulate U
4 winning BOTD!
Have a greyt week
be a good birdie
beaky kisses
Your friend, Baby

Come visit me, Baby/Vote10K BCWarriors263181/mou- rningChiper257319 & Oki,/Vote BOTM K&Mikey229611/Mourni- ng Gizmo.

07/14/2015 04:31.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Smokey!
Congratulations on Bird of the Day! I hope you have lots of fun in the castle! There is lots to do here! Hugs, King Jester Bean

Come visit me, Peatree ~ Love you forever, my BC friends!.

07/14/2015 03:29.32 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Smoky:)
07/14/2015 02:28.17 PM Report This Comment  
  congratulations Smoky !
It's a lovely day for being BOTD and spending time in the castle - have fun with King JesterBean !

Come visit me, Cookie loves his friends !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

07/14/2015 02:08.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey, Smoky,
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07/14/2015 12:38.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Smoky
Congrats on BOTD !!! It's time to Party,party,party !!! Have a good one at the castle.

Love Panther

Come visit me, Jedi says Happy Spring, Snowflake says...Happy Spring, Tweety says Happy Spring & PANTHER SAYS HELP ME GET TO 10K. ALMOST THERE !.

07/14/2015 11:39.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Smoky~
Congratulations! I am so very happy for you! I know you are going to have a fabulous time in the spotlight today!
Your royal portrait is now hanging in the gallery on the calendar page for all to admire!
Royal Hugs ~ Sugar ♥

Come visit me, Sugar ~ Thanks for all the AWESOME Memories.

07/14/2015 11:22.58 AM Report This Comment  
Just stopping by to "Congrats you on being BOTD"....Have fun celebrating at the castle with King Jester and all of your friends....Enjoy your day...Many birdie wing hugs to you...Princess & The Dingmans Ferry Flock :o)


07/14/2015 08:00.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Smoky
07/14/2015 06:38.37 AM Report This Comment  
on BOTD!Smoky!We are all flying by to wish you a greyt day in the Castle with King Jester Bean for a day filled with fun,food,friends and family!Love from some fellow Ma fids,Dixie,Kallie and Peepers

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

07/14/2015 06:04.35 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 Jester Bean. Wing hugs and beak kisses, Pearl and Silver.

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

07/14/2015 04:58.10 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Bird-of-the-day from Flitzer and Dad
Enjoy your special day.

~Wings Up~

== King Flitzer ==

Come visit me, Mario Adler & Flitzer.

07/14/2015 01:11.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Smoky,
Congrats on winning BOTD, hope you enjoy yourself at the Castle.

Here's a vote for you.


Laka and Pookie

Come visit me, Angel Sallykins says I Luv-U-Always-N-4 ever! :), Tweetie-kins, Polu Kai says I will go down with the BC Ship ...., Angel Pookie says Let's play ball !!! & Laka says we're still here!!!.

07/14/2015 12:57.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Anyone
What happened to all our posts?

Come visit me, Smoky, Tikko, Savannah & Katie.

06/28/2015 07:18.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Smoky
Well its still cold here so I didn’t get out to enjoy a sunbath. It was very cloudy too and even had rain this morning and later towards evening too. Mom hung just the sheets outside and did get them dry but everything else went in the dryer. I got up on the windowsill and yelled at the wild birds a bit today but they are so busy getting food they didn’t pay any attention anyway. “Goodbyes are not forever, goodbyes are not the end, They simply mean I’ll miss you until we meet again.“ Goodbye from Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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

05/21/2015 06:44.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Smoky
Today was a very cold and cloudy day and lucky if it even hit 60 so no sun bath for me today. Mom and dad did go after supper to watch a softball game the grand played in tonight. Mom had jeans and two sweatshirts on and unlike the last time when she had capris and shirt on and even got some sunburn that day. This was a double header game but the good news the grands team won both games! “Don’t wait for a perfect moment, take a moment and make it perfect” Leaving a vote for you ~hugs, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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

05/13/2015 06:34.23 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Smoky
Last night we had storms and rain and today it was quite windy and colder so I didn’t get my sunbath and doesn’t look good for tomorrow either. Mom has an appointment on Friday to get her permanent crown on her tooth . Today the dentist office called around noon and said mom could come in today and get the permanent crown on if she wanted to so mom said yes she would be there. Dad must of thought mom was going to be gone awhile and maybe she wasn’t making supper but mom assured him she would be back soon and she was. She had to wait 2 hours though before she could eat so that gave her a little sit down time before she got it ready. Mom hopes that is the end of the dental work for a while now! “Don’t wait for a perfect moment, take a moment and make it perfect” Leaving a vote for you ~hugs, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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

05/12/2015 06:22.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Smoky
Mom has a projection clock in the bedroom that shows the time and temperature on the ceiling. Now mom watches that thing a lot during the night and the temperature just has lines there the last two nights. Today she was on a mission to fix it. She changed the batteries in the clock though it is electric guess it still needs them too and changed the batteries in the transmitter outside. After putting the 5 new batteries in it still wasn’t working right so dad messed with it a bit and said he had it fixed. Well the time is wrong and now the alarm keeps going off this evening but I think mom got that fixed. Dad says maybe the time will change on its own after a few days so we shall see if that happens or not LOL. “If there ever comes a time when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever.” V4U. Hugs~ Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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

04/23/2015 06:47.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Smoky
Mom had mentioned to dad that there was a band group playing at the Casino Theater in a town not from our house and said she would like to go see them perform. Well dad never responded but then yesterday morning he said he would get tickets if mom wanted to go see them. That left me home alone last night but that is better then in the day time if they go anywhere together. I had a good nap and when the parronts got home mom covered me up for the night and they went to bed too. “People often ask, how can you be friends with someone you never met and mom tells them, you have never been on BC I bet and that about sums it up my friend” BC is family!! Your kin, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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

03/22/2015 07:18.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Smoky
I just dropped by to say HI, and keep warm. I poked the vote thing too - yep, it works in spite of the cold. Ti-Paul reminds me to keep hauling in wood for the stove - but at least I don't have to split the stuff. (Been there - done that many years ago). Have a good one. ATB!

Rob, Entrelacs, QC.

02/13/2015 12:29.26 PM Report This Comment  
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  Hi Smoky
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  Hi Smoky... I am TiPaul
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 my sweet girl..

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