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WHAT A VERY SAD DAY ON THE BC, TURK HAS GONE ON TO THE RAINBOW BRIDGE, SEPT 3, 2009.

SWEETPEPPER MOURNS THE LOSS OF HER GOOD FRIEND TURK. I MISS YOU TURK!


TURK BOTW AUG 24-AUG 30

BC MOURNS THE LOSS OF BETTY BLUE, TURK'S GIRL AUG 5, 2009

TURK AND BETTY BLUE FOREVER TOGETHER*>

MAY 9TH WEDDING OF SWEETPEPPER & KIDDO

LIKE A GARDEN IN THE SPRING,
LIFE IS FULL OF WONDERFUL THINGS.
THEIR EYES MET AND FROM THE START LOVE WAS PLANTED IN THEIR HEARTS.

TOGETHER WITH OUR PARRONTS
WE
SWEETPEPPER CARLSON
&
KIDDO MORARRE
INVITE YOU TO SHARE IN THE JOY OF THE BEGINNING OF OUR NEW LIFE TOGETHER WHEN WE EXCHANGE MARRIAGE VOWS ON SATURDAY, THE NINTH OF MAY TWO THOUSAND AND NINE AT FIVE O'CLOCK (CENTRAL) IN THE AFTERNOON THE ROYAL GARDENS BIRD CHANNEL CASTLE

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SWEETPEPPER IS MAYS BOTM (MAY 1- MAY 31, 2009

THANK YOU TO ALL MY WONDERFUL FRIENDS WHO HELPED MAKE THIS DREAM COME TRUE OF A ROYAL CASTLE WEDDING FOR KIDDO AND MYSELF. YOU ARE THE BEST FRIENDS EVER HERE ON THE BC.

All BC friends are invited to SweetPepper and Kiddo's one year anniversary/ SweetPepper's hatchday party on Jan 24th-25th. Party theme is Godzilla fest. Come dressed as your favorite godzilla movie monster or as yourself. Party time is 6pm central time. Catering by Turk's Catering Service. //SWEETPEPPER & KIDDO"S BETROTHAL PARTY OCT 25-26. Thank you all for helping us celebrate our Betrothal to each other!BOTW JULY 28th-Aug 3rd,2008; THANK YOU ALL MY BBFF FOR MAKING THIS POSSIBLE! Hi Everyone, I have some great news to share with you all. I was entered into my very first ever bird show by my birdsitter/bree- der. I was in the novice division for senegals. In two days I came away with a total of 6 ribbons. 4 first place ribbons, one 4th place and one 5th place ribbon. Could have won more but since my wings are clipped it held me back. When mom takes pics of me with my ribbons she is going to place them here on my page for all to see. She is so proud of me. Both my senegal parents were top show winning birds. Brother Maxi also won honorable mention for looking so good for his age of 15 3/4yrs.. ............. Met her at a bird fair. She took an instant liking to me and chose me as her new owner. I wasn't going to buy a bird but when she chose me, I just had to take her home. It was instant love!... ...HATCHDATE JAN 26, 2003..
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Hi! My name is SWEETPEPPER LUVS KIDDO

I am a Senegal Parrot from Joliet, IL.

Pepper, PepPep, Sweetie, Babykins, Pepper baby, PEPSI GIRL, PEPPY

13 years old   F

Senegal Parrot

millet spray, peanuts, what ever mom is eating I want some too, dried paypaya

mom's bedroom, anywhere that mom is at

Not getting her own way, having to go to bed without me, not getting to share human food

I love to hang out and cuddle with my all time favorite person, my parront, MOM! We listen to birdie music while hanging out in her room. Love to share peanut butter/chocolat- e ice cream with my favorite person, MOM. Love those catnaps with my fav person, MOM.

hanging upside down.

Spend time cuddleing with your favorite feathered friend, MOM..... ........ ....."LIMERICK OF THE DAY: ........ ........ ..Called Sweet Pepper this lady is hot..... ........ She exhibits at bird shows a lot..... ........ ....... She’s a blue ribbon winner.. ........ ....... With Mom she eats dinner. ........ ...... She says,”Scritch right here Mom." "That’s the spot!" ......

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  Hi SweetPepper and Queen Kacey!
Hi Everybirdie! Tonight we will be making a shredder toy that looks like a cupcake. You will need,

- A treat cup
- Cupcake papers
- Beads
- Safe stringing material

Start by taking your string and knotting the bottom. Take your treat cup, poke a hole in the bottom, and string that on facing up. Now take beads, and string them on until you have beads almost to the top of the cup. Take your cupcake papers, and cut the sides into strips and poke holes in the middle. Now we are going to be making a puff on top. String on a paper facing down, then one facing up, then one facing down, and so on until you have a puff that looks like frosting. Now take some beads, string them on, and top it off with a bigger red bead. Tie a loop, and you're done!

When mom starting making this toy tonight, it was supposed to turn out like a bowl of ice cream. But she thought it looked a lot more like a cupcake and left it that way. There is a picture in my gallery!

Thanks for voting for me!

Hugs,
Grey Bird

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04/28/2016 11:26.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi SweetPepper
Oh yes, the bunnies are very nice and friendly neighbors. Wish I could say that for all (snakes ...HELP!!!). Most of the people are nice but one side of us is the horrid people/kids. lucky us to move next door!!!
No rain for us either.
It was just another lovely sunny day of 91. Still no rain. Not much going on here. Mom went to the post office and dad worked on his truck ... boring! I chewed up some big blocks of wood. Now that is more interesting! I wish mom would leave my artwork alone!
Hugs
Chyna

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04/28/2016 10:12.13 PM Report This Comment  
  HEYA, SWEETPEPPER!
WE HAD SOME RAIN OFF AND ON. GOT TO 40 HERE, AND DAMP. IT IS RAINING NOW, BUT OVERALL IT WAS JUST A DARK AND GREY DAY. MOM STAYED IN WITH ME, AND WORKED ON THE DOCUMENTATION OF WHY THE CHANGES TO THE WEBSITE SHE IS WORKING ON WILL HAVE IMPACTS TO OTHER SCREENS ON THE SITE. WHEN YOU CHANGE SOMETHING ON THE HOME SCREEN THAT RADICALLY, YOU CAN'T EXPECT THE USER TO CLICK THINGS THAT ARE NOT EXPLAINED. THE PEOPLE CREATING THE SITE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THEY ARE DOING. SO FAR MOM HAS NOT BEEN IN THE MEETINGS WITH THEM WHEN THEY GET THE CHANGES TOGETHER. SHE SHOULD BE, CUZ SHE COULD TELL THEM THE IMPACTS RIGHT AWAY. AH WELL.

WE PUTTERED AROUND AND WATCHED THE CUBBIES BEAT THE BREWERS. ARIETA IS QUITE THE PITCHER, AND WE THINK THE CUBS ARE DEFINITELY DOING WELL THIS YEAR. THE BREWERS ARE REBUILDING, BUT THEY ARE NOT DOING BADLY.

HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A GOOD EVENING. THE BATHROOM CLEANING DOESN'T SOUND LIKE MUCH FUN, BUT MOM SAYS YOU GOTTA DO IT. GUESS G-MA DIDN'T, HUH?

WING HUGS COMING YOUR WAY, YOUR MOM AND KACEY'S!
YOUR BUDDY,
KAJI

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04/28/2016 09:57.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper
Mom would put the pineapple plant outside in the summer on the porch and bring it in the house in the winter if it gets growing.It looks like roots may be starting on it.
Mom didn’t have a very good day yesterday. She decided to go to the fruit stand after washing up the sheets and hanging them out and some house cleaning. Well her wallet was missing. Mom called Giant Eagle since that is where she used it last. They didn’t have it. Then she tore the car apart inside and the trunk and no wallet. She started calling to cancel her cards and get new ones then. She looked in the car again and all the rooms in the house. Then she had to go to the bank so she stopped at the fruit stand and got a few things too. She came home and took the sheets off the line and put stuff away and looked some more. She got supper and did dishes and cleaned up and then started to clean my condo and play gym. Then it hit her!! Yep she took her wallet along to vote and left it in dads truck. She ran out to get it and there it was. Now she has to wait on all the new cards to come and then do what she has to do with them too. Wow what a day. Mom looked pretty tired tonight. “A memory last forever never does it die. True friends stay together and never say goodbye.” Your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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04/28/2016 06:46.06 PM Report This Comment  
  MY NURSE WIFEBIRD
MAYBE YOU SHOULD BE MOM'S WORKOUT TRAINER. YOU COULD SIT ON HER SHOULDER AND MAKE SURE SHE DOESN'T OVERDO IT. MOM SHOULD HAVE TAKEN ME TO THE GYM WITH HER YESTERDAY, BECAUSE I COULD HAVE TOLD HER IT WASN'T GOING TO WORK OUT....AND NEITHER WAS SHE. SHE GREETED BECKY AT THE DOOR, AND THEN WENT TO THE ARM BIKE TO WARM UP HER SHOULDERS. AFTER 3 MINUTES (SHE USUALLY DOES 6-10) SHE GOT DIZZY, SO SHE STOPPED AND WENT BACK UP TO THE DESK TO TALK TO BECKY AND LINDSEY THE OPS MGR OF THE GYM. THEY BOTH TOOK ONE LOOK AT MOM AND TOLD HER TO GO HOME, BECAUSE SHE WAS VERY PALE. MOM MAY TRY AGAIN TOMORROW, BECAUSE SHE IS FEELING MUCH BETTER TODAY.

PROBABLY THE MAIN REASON SHE FEELS BETTER TODAY IS BECAUSE SHE WENT TO SEE MATTEA, HER MASSAGE THERAPIST. SHE FOCUSSED ON MOM'S BACK AND BREAKING UP THE CONGESTION PLUS SHE WORKED MOM'S SINUSES TOO. SHE FELT MUCH BETTER AFTER LEAVING.

AND WHEN SHE GOT HOME SHE MADE A ROAST BEEF WRAP WITH PROVOLONE, BUT THEN SHE RUINED IT WITH SPINACH. WHEN IS SHE GOING TO FIGURE OUT THAT I DON'T LIKE THAT STUFF. I SPIT IT OUT ON HER SHOULDER, AND I JUST DON'T KNOW HOW TO MAKE IT ANY CLEARER THAN THAT. THE RB WAS TASTY THOUGH.

FOR SOME REASON BC IS LETTING ME GO TO SOME BIRDIE'S PAGES AND NOT OTHERS. SO FAR I CAN'T BLOG SUGAR, PEARL & SILVER OR GREY BIRD. THANK GOODNESS I HAD NO PROBLEMS COMING HERE. I WILL TRY TO GET THOSE GUYS LATER.

YOUR WELL FED HUSBIRD,
KIDDO

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04/28/2016 02:41.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello SweetPepper~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! I can't believe I'm BOTD! I am so excited and so grateful to all my friends here. It is still such an honor to be picked from all the awesome birds here to have a day in the spotlight!
We have had a crazy morning already! It was pretty loud last night since they were paving the road across the street. Who knew that paving included pounding? I didn't! It was the stream roller I guess! Mom cranked the radio up but you could still feel a bit of shaking. I squawked a few times and Merlin spent most of the night in the window watching it all! McKenzie slept through it all!! They were done by 4 am but I think I'll be grabbing a nap later!
We have a wetland that runs the length of the complex. It is fenced in but it's just a plank fence and not totally to the ground. When mom was walking McKenzie this morning, McKenzie stuck her head under the fence that encloses the wetland and pulled out a Mole! Thank goodness mom has been working on "drop" with her because when mom screamed, she dropped it! The poor thing was flailing around and so scared! McKenzie knew she had done something bad cause she flattened out on the walkway and looked guiltily at mom!
Mom locked McKenzie in the car and grabbed the car towel. She picked up the little Mole and checked him out. Thankfully he wasn't hurt! He kept flailing and growled at mom! Mom crawled against the fence and found his hole and set him down there. He dug a little and then popped back down in the hole. Mom told McKenzie that there will be no hunting allowed! We read later on that coyotes dig up moles for food. Dad thinks any kind of dog would do it and that is probably true. Obviously there will be no more walking anywhere near the fence! I don't think moms heart could take another incident like that!hahahahaha She was so scared that McKenzie had killed it.
Come on over to the castle today! Mikey and Kacey have had Lizzy and Chipper prepare a wonderful luncheon for us! I can't wait to see you!!!
Enjoy your day!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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04/28/2016 10:27.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper
I had another visit with Dr. Pleban yesterday afternoon, and she says I'm healing quite nicely. All my meds are done, and she said I don't need any more. I have several feathers growing in, the scab on the inside of my leg is gone, and the big one on the outside is looking good. She says everything is moving right along. She left my little turtleneck collar on, and wants to see me next week. She made the appointment, to make sure her staff knows that when she says one week, that's what she means.
My appointment yesterday was at 3:30, which put us in the middle of rush hour traffic again, but mom chose a different route home, so the trip home only took 40 minutes, not 80 like last week. Next week my appointment is 2:40, so we shouldn't hit any traffic there or back except for school buses.
Today it's raining hard out there, but of course the dogs still wanted a walk. It's funny, because they hide under the overhang on the deck when mom puts them out in the rain, but they'll walk on leads right out in the rain! Mom got wet, too, even though she was carrying an umbrella. It's a spring rain, though, so it will be good for the flowers. Temps are mid 50s, it feels like.
Mom is getting that laser treatment on her eyes today, we think. She doesn't know if he'll do both eyes today or not, but we're kind of hoping he does, just to get it over with.
I hope you are having a good day, getting lots of sunshine, cuddles, and scritches. Hugs, Falco

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04/28/2016 08:27.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Dear SweetPepper-Thursday love from Jenny
...we pray your sweet momma is getting better.she is one of the best, we love her a lot! Our weather is not the nicest with more rain coming, oh well, it is that time of the year! Dad has more of the same old thing today, he sure will be glad when he finally gets caught up! His vital numbers were great yesterday, but all those visits drive him crazy, he is a very private person! We got the sweetest phone call from Sugar and aunt Eileen, needless to say, we are very fond of that sweet family! Have a great Thursday dear friends, and give our love to all in your happy home, see ya all tomorrow...

Forever love from Jenny, Ms LaLo, Angel Christy, & our daddy

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04/28/2016 05:16.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi SweetPepper
I'm happy to hear that your mom is taking it nice and easy. That's the way to go. She will get stronger that way.
The Milonga Derby will be here soon ... where has the time gone???? My mom better get moving fast!
Today was another sunny and warm day in the upper 80's. We are still waiting for rain. And, we had a new visitor. Bunni came with a bunny friend right up to our front screen door this morning. But, they didn't leave any Easter eggs or treats. I guess that's over with. They are very friendly.
Hugs
Chyna

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04/27/2016 11:01.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi SweetPepper and Queen Kacey!
Hi Everybirdie! I am so sorry for not blogging yesterday. Mom had a very bad headache and couldn't keep her eyes open. But, I am happy to report that when she woke up this morning she felt just fine! To make up for not blogging last night, we will be making two toys tonight. For the first toy you will need,

- Cupcake papers (for small/medium birds) or mini cupcake papers (for extra small birds) or coffee filters (for large birds)
- Beads
- Safe stringing material

Take your string and tie a knot at the bottom. String on a bead, and take 3-4 cupcake papers or coffee filters, poke holes in the center, and string them on. String on another bead, and then more papers. Keep stringing on the beads and papers until it reaches your desired size. Then finish off by stringing a bead on top, and tying a loop.

For the next toy you will need,

- Wood (what ever size and type is right for your bird)
- Beads
- Safe stringing material
- OPTIONAL: a bell

Take your string and tie a knot at the bottom. If you are using a bell, tie the knot on the bell. String on a piece of wood, then a bead, then another piece of wood, then another bead, and so on until it reaches the desired size. Finished it off by adding a bead to the top and tying a loop.

Both of these are very simple, but fun to play with! The wooden toy was made for Paris using balsa, and the cupcake paper toy will be for one of the conures. There are pictures of both toys in my gallery. (Mom apologizes for the hideous colors of the cupcake paper toy. She had no pretty colors!)

Thank you so much for voting for me!

Hugs,
Grey Bird

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04/27/2016 10:41.27 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper
dad smashed his foot against a piece of furniture about 6 weeks ago. the doctor showed him how to tape it up so dad can change his bandages on his own. for some reason its not healing and the doctor said to stay off of it. i don't know why he doesn't make dad wear a boot or make a cast for it.

mom limped down and picked up the last bag of leaves on hillside 2. then she had to buy a sheppards hook because when dad cut down the blue spruce last fall mom had moved a birdhouse from it to where she always hangs the hummingbird feeder. birds have made a nest in the bird house so mom had to hang the hummingbird feeder in new spot. after getting it in the ground and then getting the hummingbird feeder hung up a branch from the shrub smacked mom in the eye. mom didn't pay much attention at the time but now it is seeping and itchy and quite sickening. mom is loading both eyes up with eye drops and hopes it will feel better tomorrow.tomorrow she has to drive dad to have more intensive testing done on his eyeballs and he won't be able to see afterwards and its 35 mies away.

HAPPY HUMPDAY

love Cori

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04/27/2016 10:16.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello SweetPepper~
I hope you had a wonderful day! We did the chores we never got done yesterday. Kind of boring but mom put Minions on for me while she was cleaning the kitchen! I love those squeaky yellow guys!
McKenzie was a bit rowdy this afternoon. She thinks that the cat is going to play with her like another puppy would but we all know that is not going to happen. He sits and whacks at her and whines for mom to come pick him up. I think he is doing that on purpose to that mom will pick him up. He certainly could get up on something, like he usually does, but I think he just wants mom to rescue him!
The road construction is continuing at night. The trucks just stared showing up. Mom put the radio on a bit louder last night so we wouldn't have to listen to the beeping when the trucks back up. Mom was hoping they would be farther along at this point. They still have not paved across the street from us so maybe tonight. Then they will start tearing up our side of the street! The parts they have finished do look very nice and are really smooth to drive on!
I hope your evening is just wonderful! }
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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04/27/2016 09:25.24 PM Report This Comment  
  HEYA, SWEETPEPPER!
SURE HOPE ALL IS OKAY WITH YOUR MOM. IS HER SISTER OUT OF THE HOSPITAL YET? BET YOUR MOM HAS TO GO TAKE CARE OF LEXI...OR BRING HER BACK TO STAY WITH HER AND GRANDPA.

IT WAS SURE ICKY HERE TODAY. CHILLY AND GREY. GOT TO 47 FOR A HIGH BUT IT SURE WAS NOT FEELING LIKE IT. THEN TONIGHT THE RAIN CAME. MOM WAS GONNA WATCH THE CUBS/BREWERS GAME TONIGHT BUT THAT GOT CANCELLED AS IT WAS RAINING THERE, TOO.

MOM WORKED ON THE WEBSITE TODAY FOR HER HAIRDRESSER'S HUSBAND. MOM SAYS THAT THEY LITERALLY ARE CHANGING THE WAY THE ENTIRE SITE WORKS, AND SHE IS NOT SO SURE THAT FROM A USER PERSPECTIVE, THAT THE CHANGES ARE GOOD. UGH. SO SHE WILL LET HIM KNOW HER THOUGHTS....THEY CHANGED THE ORIGINAL CONCEPT, AND IT IS NOT AS GOOD AS THE ORIGINAL. PLUS THEY ARE ASKING ABOUT METRICS AND STUFF. MOM DOES WEBSITES. OTHER PEOPLE DID ALL THE REPORTS AND WRITE WEB SERVICES, ETC. MOM IS GOOD BUT SHE DOESN'T HAVE ALL THE SKILLS THAT THEY SEEM TO WANT FOR THE SITE. SIGH.

HOPE THINGS ARE OKAY ON YOUR END, AND SENDING WING HUGS YOUR WAY, YOUR MOM'S AND KACEYS.

YOUR BUDDY,
KAJI

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04/27/2016 09:02.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper
Yep mom has a few big birdie shirts too she uses for sleeping in.
Today was another cool day here so of course I didn’t get a sunbath. Mom did wash the sheets and hung them out and good thing cause its suppose to rain tomorrow the weather guesser says. Every week mom buys a pineapple and cuts it up and puts it in the refrigerator for most mom and me to eat it. Dad does get into it but not as much as mom and I enjoy it. Mom and I eat lots of fruit. Mom decided she would try to get a pineapple plant to grow so mom watched on you tube and found out what she needed to do to get it going. Well mom keeps changing the water every day and it finally looks like there are teeny tiny things growing on the sides so hoping they are roots. We should know one way or the other in a few days though. “A memory last forever never does it die. True friends stay together and never say goodbye.” Your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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04/27/2016 05:57.22 PM Report This Comment  
  MY NURSE WIFEBIRD
YOU WATCH OVER YOUR MOM, AND I WILL WATCH OVER MINE. I AM LETTING MOM GO TO THE GYM TODAY, BUT SHE IS JUST WORKING WITH BECKY AND THEY ARE STICKING WITH BALANCE EXERCISES. AND SHE WON'T STAY FOR ZUMBA.

THE DOCTOR WANTED TO GIVE MOM ERYTHROMYCIN WHICH IS STRONGER THAN THE CIPRO, BUT MOM HAS A REACTION TO IT SOMETIMES AND HE DIDN'T WANT TO TAKE A CHANCE OF MAKING HER WORSE INSTEAD OF BETTER. THINGS ARE A LOT BETTER TODAY. MUCH LESS COUGHING. AND SHE WENT BACK TO BED AFTER MY MORNING SNACK, BUT THEN SHE COULDN'T JUST LIE THERE AND CAME BACK TO READ WITH ME. SHE HAS ENOUGH ENERGY NOW THAT LYING IN BED IS TOO BORING. BEFORE SHE FELL ASLEEP IN ABOUT TWO MINUTES AFTER LYING DOWN.

YOUR MOM SHOULD STAY AWAY FROM ANY CORE WORK AT THE GYM FOR AT LEAST ANOTHER COUPLE OF WEEKS. SHE DOESN'T WANT TO PULL ANYTHING LOOSE THAT THE SURGEON DID. TREAD MILL CLEARLY IS NOT A GOOD IDEA RIGHT NOW EITHER. WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO WITH THESE MOMS OF OURS? FULL TIME NURSES, THAT'S WHAT WE ARE!!

YOUR NURSE HUSBIRD,
KIDDO

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04/27/2016 01:03.14 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper
The 2 hours flew by, but they are all adults, so have pretty decent attention spans, haha. Mom gets a kick out of teaching adults, too. They ask more interesting questions.
Today is my vet appointment, I hope she says I'm healing and maybe can take off the collar. If not, maybe next time. I have 2 new feathers that mom can see on my chest, but the rest is still bald. Anyone know how long it takes?
Mom had 2 tours this morning with first grades. They all wanted dinosaurs and friends, and both groups had booked a pterosaur time after their tour, so mom knows they will have a great time. One of the little guys kept trying to correct mom when she said pterosaur! He kept saying pterodactyl, so she finally told him that pterodactyl names one animal in the group, but pterosaur is the name for the whole group. He was very cute!
I hope your weather is better than ours today. It's 62 and cloudy, looks like rain any second. We are hoping the rain doesn't come until mom is back from the vet's office. I hope that you are getting lots of attention, cuddles and scritches today. Hugs, Falco

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04/27/2016 10:37.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Morning SP & aunt Teri-love from your pal Jen Lynn
...did your g'ma get off to LasVegas, that should be fun for her to get out with friends! Today we will not have much time for notes and votes , dad will be very busy with his nurse visit and, our home keeper and people coming to set up in home physical therapy sessions, yuck! Have a great hump day dear friends, and give our love to all in your happy home, see ya all tomorrow...

Much love from Jenny, Ms LaLo, Angel Christy, and our daddy Chuck

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04/27/2016 04:23.13 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi SweetPepper
I see my blog didn't make it! My computer just crashed and now I'm trying to finish before 3am!!!!
Sounds like your mom is doing greyt. The noodles sound good to us! yum!
Another high 80's sunny day down in zone 10. Most of the planting/transplanting is done, thanks to a greyt supervisor ... moi! Just a few plants to go ... but, I gave my help the rest of the evening off as they worked hard. Dad has turned the pool heater off because the water was 90!
Hugs
Chyna

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04/26/2016 11:43.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper
dad can't help mom because he has a broken foot and was told by the doctor to stay off of it because his whole leg has swollen up which could be from his heart.

love Cori

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04/26/2016 10:01.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello SweetPepper~
I hope you had a wonderful day! We had lots of plans for today but nothing got done. Mom was on the phone with various family members until 3 pm. Then she had to go pick Ian up, then Jennifer up, get dinner and clean up the kitchen! Not a very exciting day but I did get to yell hello to the family!
Mom has 2 younger brothers. One lives in Arizona and the other lives in California. They and their families are going to drive up to Portland Oregon this summer and want mom and her sister to meet them there. Portland is only 2 hours south of us. As usual with families, no one can decide on a date. The boys want to stay down there for a few days but mom and her sister have us pets to take care of so they only want to go for the day. Moms sister and her youngest brothers wife can only be together for a few hours before they are at each others throats!hahahahahaha Gotta love family!
Hope your mom is doing well today! Hope your grandma has a wonderful trip too!
I hope you enjoy your evening!! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love ya ~ Sugar ♥

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04/26/2016 09:15.49 PM Report This Comment  
  HEYA, SWEETPEPPER!
I AM GLAD THAT YOUR MOM'S SISTER IS GETTING TREATMENT FOR THE BRONCHITIS. GUESS THERE IS A LOT OF THAT GOING AROUND--LOOK AT AUNT PAM! HOPEFULLY THEY WILL GET HER BREATHING UNDER CONTROL AND SHE CAN CONTINUE THE ANTIBIOTICS RECOVERING AT HOME.

MOM IS GONNA SLEEP IN SOME TOMORROW TOO. SHE IS BEAT TODAY, TOO. HER BUTT IS VERY SORE, AND GOING UP THE STAIRS HURTS A BIT MORE THAN GOING DOWN THEM.

MOM IS GETTING THE TOOTH THAT HAS A WHITE SPOT ON IT FIXED ON MONDAY ALONG WITH TWO TINY SPOTS ON HER UPPER RIGHT EYE TOOTH RIGHT ALONG THE GUM LINE. HER INSURANCE SHOULD COVER 50% OF THE COST (SHE HOPES!) SO IT WON'T BE TOO BAD. EVERYTHING ELSE IS FINE, SO SHE IS VERY GLAD.

IT GOT TO MAYBE 48 TODAY, BUT THE WIND MADE IT SEEM LOTS COOLER. MOM SAYS SHE WAS JUST ACHEY TODAY. WE ARE GETTING SOME HEAT AT NIGHT, SO THAT IS GOOD. MOM WAS GLAD SHE MADE THE SOUP, TOO--WENT DOWN GOOD TODAY!

HAVE A GREYT REST OF THE EVENING, AND WING HUGS COMING ATCHA, AND YOUR MOM AND KACEY! RELAX TOMORROW!

YOUR BUDDY.
KAJI

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04/26/2016 08:56.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper
That is funny cause mom has worn over sized shirts for a really long time to bed and they sure are comfy too.
This morning after mom got my breakfast and hers and dads she decided to go for groceries. It was raining but mom figured she would dodge the rain drops and get it over with. Dad was home so I didn’t have to go in my condo and stay so that was good. When mom got back and put stuff away her and dad went to vote. Then I did have to be in my condo but the good part was its close by and they weren’t gone long. After they got back mom took me out for a sunbath and just as we got out there the sun vanished and it got cloudy and windy so we came back in the house so no sunbath today. We will see what tomorrow brings if I get a sun bath or not then,. “A memory last forever never does it die. True friends stay together and never say goodbye.” Your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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04/26/2016 06:10.37 PM Report This Comment  
  MY ADORABLE SWEETPEPPER
WELL, MOM CONTINUES TO IMPROVE. FOR A WEEK SHE WAS SPENDING MOST OF THE DAY IN BED, WITH JUST GETTING UP 20-30 MINUTES AT A TIME TO SPEND WITH ME. THEN YESTERDAY SHE GOT UP AT 11 AND EVEN WENT GROCERY SHOPPING WITH DAD. TODAY SHE GOT UP AT 9:30 AND SHE HAS STAYED UP SINCE. EVEN SHOWERED AND WASHED HER HAIR WHICH MADE HER FEEL MUCH BETTER THAN THE SPONGE BATHS SHE HAD BEEN DOING. SHE IS STILL COUGHING A BIT, BUT IT IS MUCH BETTER AND SHE IS PRETTY SURE THE SINUS INFECTION IS ALMOST GONE. SHE CAN ACTUALLY BREATHE AND HER FACE DOESN'T HURT! AMAZING! I DO HAVE TO SAY THE CHICKEN BROTH SHE DECIDED ON FOR LUNCH DID NOT MEET WITH MY APPROVAL, BUT I AM HOPING FOR SNACKS LATER.

EVERY PIC IN THE DERBY HAT CONTEST HAS RECEIVED AT LEAST ONE VOTE. TO BE HONEST THERE WAS A GENT'S HAT PIC THAT DIDN'T HAVE ONE, SO I USED MY VOTE FOR THAT PIC. EVERYBIRDY SHOULD HAVE A VOTE, DON'T YOU THINK?

NOW IF MOM WILL JUST FINISH BLOGGING AND COME BACK WITH SOME TREATS FOR ME ALL WILL BE WELL IN MY WORLD.

YOUR TALLY HUSBIRD,
KIDDO

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04/26/2016 01:49.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper
There were probably 40 bunnies altogether, not counting the ones eating on their own now. This is the busy season, after all.
Today mom did the presentation of Hopi and ancient Egyptian animals for the new docent class. It was a little scary, because mom didn't find a lot of information on the Hopi animals, but she managed. She showed the class some of the things that lived or live today in the southwest, like jaguars, pronghorns, etc. She also stopped at the deer and elk cases, even though those particular deer and elk aren't from the southwest. They also stopped at the coyote.
Egypt was a lot easier to research and present. Mom presented the animals and the gods with whom they were associated. It was fun, because not only did they wander all over the second floor, looking at the African dioramas, they also got to see the dung beetles from the resource room.
On the third floor, mom did Bird Hall, but told them they were doing both Egyptian and Hopi, so they had to keep separate notes for them. They paid particular attention to vultures and falcons for Egypt, golden eagles for Hopi, then further down the hall, they stopped at the turkey (Hopi raise wild ones for food), quail, ibis, and a few others. The last 2 stops were in the cultural halls. Mom showed them the mummified animals in Egypt, and where to see the golden eagle in the Hopi area. All in all, it took the full 2 hours which mom didn't expect, but they seemed to get a lot out of it.
On the way home, mom stopped at Trader Joe's (always a mistake when you are hungry), and picked up some beet hummus, Mediterranean hummus, curried chicken salad, sushi, well, you get the picture. She went in there for broccoli and blueberries for us. Oh yes, she got them, too.
That meant coming straight home, though, because it's warm out and some of the things she bought had to be frozen or refrigerated. So she didn't stop to vote, but will go later, as she's not going to miss today's primary.
It rained here this morning, and apparently while mom was lecturing at the museum. It looks like it might rain again, but in between, the sun is really hot. It's in the mid 70s here. I hope you are having a great spring day and getting lots of cuddles and scritches, too. Hugs, Falco

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04/26/2016 11:30.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi SweetPepper and Queen Kacey!
Hi Everybirdie. Tonight we are going to make a little forager/shredder toy. You will need,

- A treat cup
- A palm flower
- Beads
- Cupcake papers
- Finger traps
- Crinkle paper
- Safe stringing material

Take your string and tie a knot at the end. String a few beads on, and then take a treat cup, poke a hole in the bottom, and string that one. Fill the cup with crinkle paper and treats, and then take the palm flower, poke a hole in the center, and string it on top of the treat cup. Take a few cupcake papers, poke holes in the centers, and cut the sides. String those on, then string on 3 finger traps, a few beads, and tie a loop on the top.

There is a picture in my gallery.

Thanks for voting for me!

Hugs,
Grey Bird

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04/25/2016 11:36.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi SweetPepper
Your mom is doing greyt on the food. I too would wait until later for the sandwiches and especially salads. They are also hard on the stomach.
Jurassic World in on TV this week a lot.

It was just a lazy day today. Did a few things around the house and then enjoyed the pool/lanai. I did get a nice sunbath and spoke with a few local birds.
Luna (skinsis's corgi puppy) found a chocolate egg on a lawn and ate it. She was very sick and rushed to ER. They worked on her and got it out. Now she is back home and resting, doing well. Who leaves a Cadbury chocolate egg on the lawn?
Hugs
Chyna
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04/25/2016 11:18.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper
well mom over did it again. today she started on the 2nd hillside. she got 7 50lbs bag full of leaves. that wasn't the hard part. it was dragging the leaves up the hill that did her in. she slipped and ripped open her shin on a rock. she was so exhausted from dragging the leaves up the hillside she never finished the last bag. the blood on her shin dried and her stuck her jeans to her leg. the good news is their was no tear on her jeans. she was so exhausted she didn't even wash up afterwards. she just got dad his dinner and watched tv all night. i soent the evening pulling all the sticks and leaves out of moms hair. it was a dirty job but somebody had to help her.

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04/25/2016 10:51.27 PM Report This Comment  
  HEYA, SWEETPEPPER!
OH NO! WE ARE SENDING YOUR MOM'S SISTER GOOD THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS THAT SHE FEELS BETTER. MOM SAYS THERE IS A LOT OF FLU AND COLDS GOING AROUND, AND ALLERGIES. SHE HOPEFULLY DOESN'T HAVE Elizabethkingia--GUESS THAT IS HERE IN WI, AND IS IN IL, TOO. YOUR MOM'S SISTER DOESN'T HAVE OTHER HEALTH PROBLEMS, DOES SHE?? DEFINITELY HOPE IT IS SOMETHING ELSE, AND NOT SERIOUS.

MOM SAYS WE HAD WEIRD WEATHER TODAY--SOME RAIN, THUNDER, SUNSHINE, THUNDER WITH RAIN AND SUNSHINE. NOTHING THAT AMOUNTED TO MUCH. GOT TO 78, BUT OF COURSE IT IS DROPPING INTO THE 4O'S AGAIN. SHEESH.

MOM TRIED TO DO THIS EXERCISE TODAY AND ENDED UP FALLING ON HER BUTT, AND HIT HER TAILBONE HARD ON THE FLOOR. NOTHING FEELS BROKEN, BUT BOY, DOES SHE HAVE SOME PRETTY COLORS ON HER BUTT AND TAILBONE. SHE IS GONNA BE REALLY SORE TOMORROW THOUGH. SHE IS TODAY BUT FIGURES SHE WILL BE WORSE TOMORROW. SILLY MOM. SHE IS NOT GOING TO TRY THE EXERCISE ANY MORE--SHE SAYS IT IS DANGEROUS TO HER AS SHE IS SUCH A KLUTZ! I AGREE!

HOPE YOUR MOM AND GRANDPA ARE DOING OKAY, AND HAD TO GIVE KIDDO'S MOM MY THOUGHTS. HOPE SHE GOES GETS CHECKED OUT, TOO.

WING HUGS COMING YOUR WAY, AND KACEYS, AND YOUR MOM'S!

YOUR BUDDY,
KAJI

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04/25/2016 09:44.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper
That is funny about the nightshirts cause mom does that all the time too. They sure are comfy too.
Today was a very pretty day and mom even hung some clothes out on the line when she washed today. Mom did the usual chores today and I helped her to scrub the floors and run the sweeper. I did mess up my condo a bit when mom ran that pesty sucking machine and I took a bath in my water bowl. Then later I finally got my sun bath I haven’t been able to get for a good while cause of the colder weather. That sun sure did feel good and the rope perches mom got at the bird show yesterday work really good. It sure made the sun bath even better I think LOL. Mom says rain is coming in tomorrow the weather guesser says so good I got my sun bath today!! “A memory last forever never does it die. True friends stay together and never say goodbye.” Your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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04/25/2016 05:48.09 PM Report This Comment  
  my CONSIDERATE WIFEBIRD
YOU AND YOUR MOM ARE SO SWEET TO WORRY ABOUT MY MOM, BUT AS DAD POINTED OUT LAST NIGHT SHE IS EGGZACTLY HALFWAY THRU THE REGIMEN OF ANTIBIOTICS. IT WOULD BE GOOD IF SHE WAS BETTER ALREADY, BUT IT USUALLY IS 3/4 OF THE WAY THRU BEFORE MOM FEELS BETTER. IF SHE IS STILL COUGHING LIKE THIS ON WEDNESDAY SHE WILL GO IN TO SEE HIM THOUGH.

SHE IS FEELING STRONGER TODAY ALTHOUGH THE COUGH IS STILL HANGING IN. WE HAD MUSHROOM RAVIOLI FOR LUNCH WHICH IS USUALLY ONE OF MOM'S FAVORTIES, BUT HER APPETITE IS OFF AND SHE DIDN'T ENJOY IT ALL THAT MUCH. I LOVED MY PASTA PORTION THOUGH.

WHEN DAD GETS HOME FROM WORK HE AND MOM ARE GOING TO GO GROCERY SHOPPING TO PICK UP ALL THE ESSENTIALS THAT THEY DIDN'T GET BY STAYING HOME YESTERDAY. I HAD PELLETS AND A NUTRIBERRY FOR BREAKFAST INSTEAD OF MY USUAL FRUITS AND VEGGIES!! HORRORS!! MOM HAS PROMISED SHE FEELS WELL ENOUGH TO GO, SO I AM EXPECTING SUGAR SNAP PEAS FOR DINNER!

YOUR NURSEMAID HUSBIRD,
KIDDO

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04/25/2016 01:35.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello SweetPepper~
I hope you are having a wonderful day!! I did not get many notes out yesterday just because we ran out of time! Actually, it's all moms fault since she fell asleep when she got home from work! Guess she was tired but it sure did put us behind! We managed to get the stuff done that needed to get done but it was time for her to go to bed after that! She only has one more night to work and then we get our weekend!
Really nothing exciting going on. Jennifer is not feeling well so McKenzie and I are trying to be quite so she can sleep! Merlin sleeps all day anyway so it's no big deal for him! I'm doing pretty good but McKenzie doesn't understand quiet yet.
How is your mom doing with the food? Has she tried anything new lately?
I hope your day is just wonderful! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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04/25/2016 12:56.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi SweetPepper and Kacey!
Thanks for stopping by to say hi to us! We are excited to meet everybirdie. We got our names last night! Mom named us Charlotte and Winifred. We are having our picture taken everyday, and they will be posted everyday. So you can watch us grow! Peeps and Kisses, Charlotte & Winifred

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04/25/2016 12:42.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper
Hope Gma takes good care of herself and has a wonderful time.
Mom said there were more ingredients in that chop than she puts in our dishes every day, so that's why she got some to try. It has tons of fresh veggies and greens, as well as ginger, cinnamon, and maybe other spices. Mom got to the show after they started, so she's not sure what got put in there before she arrived.
Mom got back late from the center today. She went up about 15 minutes early, and started right away to do animal intakes. One couple brought in 3 bunnies in their nest (mom had been hit by a car), and while mom was doing the intake info on them, another lady came in with 7 baby possums. So, between answering the phone, and doing the paperwork, there went her advantage in being there a little early. Mom checked with Jess, one of the rehabilitators, to see how she could help, because Jess looked very stressed out. Jess told her she needed to stimulate and weigh all the baby bunnies and she was the only person there who knew how to do that. Mom said not true, I can help! So she stimulated about 24 baby bunnies to help them urinate and defecate, then weighed each one of them and marked the charts. It saved Jess a ton of stress and time.
After that, mom cleaned the squirrel porch, and prepared 2 cages out there for babies from the mammal nursery who are ready to go outside and see the world, although they're not ready for release yet. When she finished that, she cleaned the small flight aviary, where Martha the great horned owl is raising a young one. The baby has grown quite big, and was clacking its beak at mom, just like an owl should do. Martha is a great foster mom.
They had scheduled mom to feed raccoons at noon, but it was already 10 after, the raccoons' milk was not even warm yet, and mom was tired, so she told Jess she was leaving.
It sure was a long and busy morning. Now she's back with us, and as soon as she's done with our blogs and a shower, she will work on her presentation for the docents tomorrow. She will be doing Egyptian and Hopi animals. She is including reptiles in this presentation, because both groups are/were desert dwellers, so there are lots of reptiles there. Also, in Egypt, she has to include the dung beetles! She's not sure it will last for 2 hours, though. That's fine with her, of course.
Today is a bright, sunny day, in the 60s so far, which is normal. I hope you are having a great day, getting sunshine, and lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Falco

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04/25/2016 10:54.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi SweetPepper
That's good news that G-ma got there and everything is fine. I hope she has a greyt vacation. Will your mom try something else to eat soon? One step at a time ... don't rush eating everything.
Jurassic World ... Blue is a she and the Velociraptor that lives in the end. He takes off her harness and they look at each other as if to say goodbye and then she is off on her own.
This morning mom said I could make a phone call. I got to talk with Jenny's dad. He likes to hear me talk. After that, I had my shower on the lanai. The sun felt good. Then, my parronts went to St Armands Key this afternoon. I took a beauty nap and was ready to go when they came home.
Hugs
Chyna

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04/24/2016 11:18.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi SweetPepper and Queen Kacey!
Right now, the baby chickens are living inside, as they have to be kept under a heating lamp. But when they are big enough, they will be living in a chicken coop outside!

Hi Everybirdie! Tonight's toy isn't pretty, and very simple, but so much fun to shred! You will need,

- 3 paper bags
- Crinkle paper OR tissue paper
- Safe stringing material
- Treats

Take your first paper bag and open it. Take another paper bag, and without opening it, put it in the first one. When it is in, you can stick your hand in and open it up. When that one is opened, take one more closed one and stick it inside the others, and then open that one too. Stuff the bags with crinkle paper or tissue paper, and throw a treat or two in it. Close the bags, and fold over the tops. Take a piece of rope, make a loop, and then make a hole near the top of the bag (that goes through the front and folded over part), and string the loop through the hole.

I know this toy isn't the prettiest or most amazing, but Jester and I just love them! And they are so easy to make, and mom uses the hanging loops over and over again. LOL. Picture in my gallery!

Thanks for voting for me!

Hugs,
Grey Bird

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04/24/2016 10:58.32 PM Report This Comment  
  HEYA, SWEETPEPPER!
MOM AND I ARE WORRIED ABOUT AUNT PAM, TOO. IT DOESN'T SOUND LIKE THE ANTIBIOTICS ARE DOING WHAT THEY SHOULD, AND WE ECHO YOUR THOUGHT THAT SHE NEEDS TO GET BACK TO THE DOCTOR. SHE SHOULD NOT BE GETTING WORSE. SOMETHING DEFINITELY IS NOT RIGHT, AND WE SURE ARE SAYING PRAYERS THAT SHE DOES GET TO FEELING BETTER. STRONGER OR DIFFERENT MEDS.

OH MY! HOW LONG IS GRANDMA GONNA BE GONE? SHE IS PACKING LIKE SHE WILL BE GONE FOR TWO WEEKS. MOM TRIES TO TRAVEL AS LIGHT AS POSSIBLE WHEN SHE GOES ON A TRIP. SHE HATES LUGGING STUFF AROUND! AND SHE DOES HER LAUNDRY, TOO, WHETHER IT IS WASHING IN A MACHINE OR IN THE SINK. SURE HOPE THAT EVERYTHING WILL GO OKAY FOR G-MA AND HER FRIEND.

MOM PULLED A TON OF MAPLE SEEDLINGS TODAY AT GRANDPA'S. AND TWO BIG STEMMED MINI TREES THAT WERE GROWING IN ONE OF GRANDPA'S BUSHES. SO FOR NOW, THEY ARE PULLED OUT. BY NEXT WEEK, THERE WILL BE A BUNCH OF THEM AGAIN.

SUPPOSED TO STORM TOMORROW. SURE HOPE THAT WE DON'T GET HIT WITH THE HAIL THEY SAY COULD BE COMING. MOM IS STAYING AT HOME WITH ME, AND DOING IRONING AND DYEING HER FEATHERS. NO FUN FOR ME WITH THE DYE STUFF, BUT I SURE DO LIKE TO WATCH HER IRON!

HAVE A SUPER REST OF THE NIGHT, AND WING HUGS COMING YOUR WAY, YOUR MOM'S AND KACEYS.

YOUR BUDDY,
KAJI

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04/24/2016 10:20.39 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper
gma's hubby turned 100 yesterday and the family had a giant bash for him at the assisted living facility. g-pa was super happy whether he could remember who you were or not. his family made a movie collage of all the memorable times in g-pas life, people got up and made speeches, the historical society of oakmont gave hime a award for all his service to the community over the years, the author of a series of books on the history of oakmont talked about what a great man he was, the people living in the residence came in and told stories and congratulated g=pa. one guy said g-pa had just beaten him in a game of ping pong the day before. they served horsedouvres, wine,beer, lemonade, chicken,beef tips,potatoes,green beans,portabello mushrooms, salad,rolls,baked salmon, and then a giant birthday cake afterwards and g-pa asked for ice cream. all the tables had pictures in frames of g-pa and different family members which everyone was encouraged to take home afterwards it was a big event. by the time mom got home she was too tired to blog.

today mom worked outside and got 4 bags of leaves from the side of the house. 2 more sides to go.

love Cori

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04/24/2016 09:27.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper
This morning mom decided she would go to the bird show in Irwin. She called and asked the grands if any of them wanted to go with her. The grandson and the youngest grand daughter did. Mom picked them up on the way. The oldest one didn’t want to go cause the two others fight. Mom will take her by herself another time though. Cindy told mom that Aunt Arlene was looking for her but mom hunted for her and thought she might be in the show way down front but didn’t want to walk down there and find out it wasn’t her! Plus she would have to walk past and disrupt all those people in the show too. Mom hunted some more and then came back through where the show was and it was all done and never did see Aunt Arlene. Mom continued to look for Aunt Arlene and decided she must of left and they missed each other. Mom got some cooked foods that are ok for me and a cloth perch for in my outside condo and two leather type toys so that was what she bought home from the show. There was lots of people there though so a good turn out. There was lots of birds for sale and the one room was a very loud birds in there and one that really screeched and yelled loudly!! “Best friends are the ones you can do anything or nothing with and still have the best time.” Your best friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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04/24/2016 07:29.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper
I still have that soft collar on, yes. Maybe I'll get it off Wednesday, but I don't know.
It's a bit warmer today than it was yesterday. It's around 70 and sunny right now. Mom went to the bird show this morning, and it was pretty good. She bought some new sea grass mats with toys on them, some poop off, many other toys (of course), and a huge bag of fresh chop. The chop was being sold fresh to benefit a parrot rescue group, so mom was happy to contribute. The lady making it made an immense plastic bin full! She put in more things than mom cuts up every day, so we're going to try it with Maxine and the boys. Mom might give me some too, to see if I'll eat it.
She got to see 2 presentations at the bird show, one on how to make chop, and one about the new rescue in our area. They had lots of birds with them, including 2 adorable nandays and a galah that mom was really admiring. I have to say that she came home with lots of stuff, but no new birds. This place offers foster opportunities though, so she's thinking about that. There were the usual raffles going on, as well as a huge raffle for an outdoor aviary. Mom did not buy tickets for that one, though! She'd never get it put up outside.
When she left the show, she stopped at Moio's, a local Italian bakery, to take some goodies to Aunt Ginny who is recovering from pneumonia. Mom was her first company, although her adult kids have been with her every day and evening for the past 2 weeks. They had a nice visit, then mom came back here and divided the chop into some smaller containers for the freezer. It's supposed to be good frozen for 3 months. She is really hoping we'll eat it.
My vet called yesterday and changed my appointment to this week. She had wanted to see me in a week, but the front desk made the appointment for 2 weeks instead, due to availability (mom's and the vet's). So, I'm going in this Wednesday at 3:30, which means another trip in rush hour traffic to return home, but it's all good. Mom says as long as I'm getting better, that's what counts. We can sing in the car on the way home.
I hope you are having a great day, getting lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Falco

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04/24/2016 12:43.22 PM Report This Comment  
  Morning SP best wishes to granny in her travels-JL
...she will have to remember she won't have you to pick her up if she should fall, heaven forbid! Good luck to her at any rate! We are in for another gorgeous day starting with temps in the 50's and climbing into the mid-eighties! Unfortunately it won't matter much to us, dad is still not quite ready to venture out of our home by himself, but his time will be coming soon, dad said he will NEVER AGAIN complain about having to run an errand! For us in Rock Island, things are going swell as can be expected, we just wish our dad would stop pushing the envelope to quickly! Have a great Sunday dear BC friends, and give our love to all in your happy peaceful home, see ya all tomorrow...

Eternal love & thanks from Jenny, Ms Lady Love, Angel Christy, & our daddy Chuck

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