Your E-mail:
How many words does your parrot know?
My Bird Profile
Senegal Parrot from Joliet, IL
SWEETPEPPER LUVS KIDDO

My Avatar:

Create/Edit Your Own Avatar

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

(ENTRY TO THE CASTLE THRU KIDDO'S PAGE)


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..
.

BirdChannel.com Awards
See all awards »

My Bird Stats
I've had 139003 friends visit me.

I'm the 1,034th member on BirdChannel.com.

18,983 friends have voted for me since I joined Bird eClub!
My Bird Aviary:

Create/Edit Your Bird Aviary

Active within 1 Day

Hi! My name is SWEETPEPPER LUVS KIDDO

I am a Senegal Parrot from Joliet, IL.

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

12 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!" ......

My Family Photos
Roll over photos to view in frame.

Bird Blog
DescriptionDate & TimeEditDelete
  Hi SweetPepper
Well, another fun night with tons of BC problems.
It's a bad weather week for us.
Just a cold and rainy day today, the same on Tuesday with snow in the morning. And, we'll have snow on Wednesday. I guess those couple of days were spring and summer. I think I'm going to hibernate! Pass the hot chocolate please!
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

04/20/2015 10:51.00 PM Report This Comment  
  MY RED HOT WIFEBIRD
I CAN'T WAIT TO GET YOUR BLOG TODAY, MY LOVE. MOM READ YOUR EMAIL TO ME LAST NIGHT AND IT WAS ALL THAT KEPT ME FROM JUMPING THRU THE PUTER SCREEN. YOU MUST HAVE SENSED THAT I WAS GOING THRU SWEETPEPPER WITHDRAWL FROM NOT HEARING FROM YOU. I UNDERSTAND WHY YOU COULDN'T AND WOULDN'T BLOG, AND I HAVE TO AGREE....BUT IT DIDN'T MAKE IT ANY EASIER. I WAS GETTING FEVERISH!

I GOT A SHORT SUNBATH TODAY, BECAUSE THERE WERE NOT ONLY THE USUAL MONDAY TRASH TRUCKS, BUT BIG OLD CONSTRUCTION TRUCKS RUMBLING BY AND THEN FINALLY THE NEIGHBOR FIRED UP HIS GAS POWERED EDGER. THAT WAS THE LAST STRAW! I DROPPED MY NUTRIBERRY AND JUST HUNCHED DOWN ON MY PERCH. HOWEVER IT HAD BEEN 20 MINUTES, WHICHH WAS THE MINIMUM SUN TIME THE VET SUGGESTED SO MOM BROUGHT ME IN. ALL THE NOISE WAS BUGGING HER TOO.

MOM HAS A BIG BITE ON HER POINTER FINGER, BUT I DIDN'T DO IT! SHE WAS USING THE SALAD SPINNER ON THE FRESH SPINACH (YUCK!) DAD BROUGHT HER FROM VALLEY PRODUCE MARKET. IT GOT AWAY FROM HER, AND HER FINGER GOT CAUGHT UNDER THAT SPINNING ARM. IT CHOMPED A BIG OLD PIECE OUT OF HER FINGER, ALTHOUGH IT WAS STILL ATTACHED ON ONE SIDE AND MOM STUCK IT BACK ON AND COVERED IT WITH A BAND-AID. IT BLED RIGHT THRU THE BAND-AID, BUT MOM FINISHED THE SPINACH AND DINNER SO I GUESS SHE IS OK. DINNER WAS CHICKEN GUUMBO, BUT ALL I WANTED WAS THE RICE. DO LOVE THAT FLAVORED RICE THOUGH.

YOUR NOISE HATING HUSBIRD,
KIDDO

Come visit me, BOTM CALENDAR PAGE, BOTM Founding Feathers, Wedding photos & Kiddo says vote 4 Mikey D #247164 for BOTM!.

04/20/2015 02:17.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper & Kacey
SHHHHHHHH!, Mikey D here at Widow's Creek. The place looks abandoned, not a bird in sight. Suddenly, outta the brush Black Bart's mite-infected side-kicks appear, guns poised at the ready. Mikey D takes a deep breath, and steps down from the lazy-board, and nods to the other drivers to follow suit. Cautiously, every nerve on the ready, the BC team moves to join the trail Boss.
"Far enough, now back off from them there wagons" a surly lookin' Raven orders, his six-shooter aimed at Mikey D. " fella's you take a gander and make sure them wagons have the treasure Bart wants."
Cappy and the tunnel birds have broken through the dirt and have slowly pried on the saloon floor until the boards are loose. Cappy is on high alert waiting for the signal. The tunnel birds are all ready to make their move and just wait in silence until Cappy hears the signal to burst through the floor and save Jesse.
"Wow, we tunnel birds did quick work." Pearl whispers to Silver waiting in the darkness," All the cowbirdies are eggcited and scared but more than prepared to do their assigned duties to carry out the rescue of Jesse as soon as the Trail Boss gives the order. They listen for the sound of Sky's double-barrel shot gun. Cookie shakes dust and dirt from his feathers after digging and stands waiting in silence. Dixie and Kallie along with Peepers and Celine all worked hard to move that dirt out from the tunnel they were building to connect to the saloon.They can't wait to save Jesse from Black Bart's clutches.
Mikey D, looks at the gang of thieves, then at the wagons. " Ok, you got everything ya wanted, now let my friends walk outta here peaceful-like"
"NO, Bart ordered us to take ya all hostage and bring you all back to town. You, come with me" he points at Pookie, one of the drivers, we're gonna go check out the loot. If there's any funny-business he's gonna get it. Hear me?" he growls angrily. Mikey D shakes his head, and waits not sayin' a word. He over-hears one of the bandits call the surly Raven, "Badact".
"WAIT! Badact ya sure you really wanta hand over all this treasure to Black Bart? You all kno' he ain't gonna share it with ya!" this gets the bandit-birds grumblin' among themselves. The plan is working. If they can convince these scoundrels that Black Bart is goin' to take everything they just might get them to turn against their leader.
Badact grabs Pookie by the shirt-collar and marches him to the sixth wagon, stoppin' to think for a moment, he then reaches his wing out to pull open the back of the canopy. He stops dead in his tracks as Kiddo jumps up, his gun leveled at Badact's head. The action gives everyone of the BC team time to dive for cover. Kiddo shoots over Badacts head, startling him, " feelin' lucky?" Kiddo yells angrily. Sky jumps out of his wagon bed, shooting his gun into the air, the double barrel echoing clear to the Ghost Town, signaling the Tunnel Birds into action. All chaos breaks loss
MIKEY D

Come visit me, MIKEY D, Steppin' back in history for BOTM April, birdie haven park, chuey, sweetpea, thanks for botd, zoey & cricket & nakita.

04/20/2015 10:13.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi SweetPepper
Miss you ... are you ready for some spa time on Monday?
Today was 60 and sunny, very nice. Starting late tonight and all day Monday will be rain and 40's. By Wednesday we'll be down to mid 30's. I'm leaving my beach chair in storage!
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

04/19/2015 10:58.37 PM Report This Comment  
  MY DARLING WIFEBIRD
I AM MISSING YOUR BLOGS SO MUCH, ALTHOUGH MOM AND I UNDERSTAND WHY YOU ARE NOT EVEN LOGGING ON TO BC. I AM HOPING YOU WILL BE BACK TOMORROW THOUGH.

AFTER MOM GOT HOME FROM TRAINING AND ZUMBA AT THE GYM, WE WENT OUTSIDE FOR MY SUNBATH. IT WAS 12:30 ALREADY, SO THE SUN WAS RIGHT OVERHEAD AND REALLY WARM. MOM HAD TO MOVE TO THE SHADE AFTER A FEW MINUTES, BUT I WAS LOVING IT. ESPECIALLY WHEN A CUTE LITTLE HUMMINGBIRD SHOWED UP AND HOVERED OVER MY CARRIER CHECKING ME OUT. I AM SURE HE THOUGHT I WAS ENORMOUS! IT WAS THE FIRST HUMMINGBIRD MOM AND I HAVE SEEN THIS YEAR.

THEN WE CAME IN AND MOM READ WITH ME FOR A WHILE. THEN DAD WAS ASKING MOM ABOUT THE NEW SOUND I HAVE STARTED MAKING WHICH IS A PEEP-PEEP NOISE. SHE TOLD HIM IT WAS NEW AND I HAD ONLY BEEN DOING IT FOR A WEEK OR SO. HE TOLD HER IT IS THE SOUND THAT WILD CANARIES MAKE, AND THEY MUST HAVE BEEN FEEDING IN THE BUSH RIGHT OUTSIDE OF MY WINDOW. SILLY PARRONTS. I COULD HAVE TOLD THEM THAT IF THEY HAD JUST ASKED!

NOW MOM IS MAKING HER CHICKEN GUMBO, SO I CAN'T WAIT FOR DINNER. I REALLY LIKE THAT STUFF, ALTHOUGH I WON'T TOUCH THE OKRA. MOM SAYS THAT JUST LEAVES MORE FOR HER, AND IT WOULDN'T BE GUMBO WITHOUT IT. I SAY ICK!

YOUR LONELY HUSBIRD,
KIDDO

Come visit me, BOTM CALENDAR PAGE, BOTM Founding Feathers, Wedding photos & Kiddo says vote 4 Mikey D #247164 for BOTM!.

04/19/2015 04:34.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper & Kacey
Howdy, Mikey D here, at the camp readying to head into Widow's Creek. Cappy the tunnel-bird champ and his crew are already heading towards the Ghost Town, digging their tunnel quickly under Black Bart's beak, and moving in to place to rescue Jesse from their felonious grasps.
Ms BB rides back quietly into camp, unseen by the busy birds, it isn't until she speaks they realize she is there, " the tunnel birds are gettin' near the saloon! I seen a big pile of dirt outside of camp. Black Bart still has not shown himself. Some of his gang are still at Widows Creek waiting for the surprise you have planned for them. The group have got the horses away unnoticed and should have them here in the remuda any minute."
"It's time everyone!" Mikey D says loudly enough to be heard by all, "OK drivers, carporals act real casual-like, and don't let them know anythings up! Gun-birds, stay safe, wait for the signal, " Where's that feather-plucked rat?" before you come out shootin' and may God be with us!"
"The horses are stashed safely among the herd of cattle and mules, " Peppino reports to the others.
"Everybirdie knows the part they must play to successfully rescue Jesse and keep us and our cargo safe. Black Bart will regret messing with us again." Silver exclaims, as he and Pepper check their weapons.Pookie says "I'm all ready lets start heading out. I've got my rifle along with a night vision scope attached. I never leave home without it." he climbs up into the wagon. Peepers,Celine and the rest of the Dixie flock are all eager to help dig and be tunnel birds!They all grab a shovel to show Mikey D just how strong and fast they can be! Cappy directs the work, as dirt flies quickly out of the tunnel. Kaji takes a quick look of the work and reports back to the others that the tunnel is nearly finished.
"Let's move'em out!" Mikey D calls as he snaps the reins of his team and pulls them out onto the rough, rutted road. Kiddo spins around and draws his gun to show he is ready for Black Bart before jumping up onto the back of one of the empty wagons, joining the others hidden away in the beds of the Schooners. They move along at a slow walk, no birdie eager for what is to come. In the distance Mikey D spies Widow's Creek and can just make out a small figure of a bird watchin' them.
The Tunnel completed, Cappy waits for a few minutes to regroup his team before them head inside to make their way towards the saloon. They check their guns, and follow into the darkness. They wait to hear the signal shot from Sky at the Widow Creek. Then they will bust through the final inches of dirt and bust into the back of the saloon to save Jesse. Falco and Chyna take a deep breath as they wait. Very bird's nerves are on edge, ready to swing into action......
Mikey D holds up his wing, as they pull carefully into the opening at Widow's Creek..
see ya tomorrow, MIKEY D

Come visit me, MIKEY D, Steppin' back in history for BOTM April, birdie haven park, chuey, sweetpea, thanks for botd, zoey & cricket & nakita.

04/19/2015 09:51.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper
today mom drove over to our frothers apartment and picked him and our g-son up and took them to the park. on the drive there mom noticed a lady bug on the windshield of the car. as long as the car was moving the lady bug stayed still but as soon as the car stopped in traffic the lady bug started moving around. there was a lot of traffic because there was a baseball game . mom was hoping the ladybug wold stay on the windshield til she got to the apartment so she could release it on a shrub. but the lady bug flew off while mom was stuck on the bridge over the river. mom used to buy hundreds of ladybugs and praying mantis to release in our yard but it seems they all would fly away. mom had a wonderful afternoon talking with our frother while g-son played with all the children at the playground. he makes friends very easily and never gets angry or fights with the other kids. our frother was always getting into fights with the other little children

it was a beautiful sunny day.

love Cori

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl, CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & QUEEN BOO BOO vote Mikey D 247164.

04/18/2015 10:16.10 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper & Kacey
WELL HOWDYYYY!, Mikey D finally back online. WOW, no net was sure tough. Didn't know how we'd make it much longer. Thankfully we can just pick on up were we left off. We gathered together to plan our rescue of Jesse and a greetin' for Black Bart he'd not soon forget. Lizzie had rustled up a great meal, but nobirdie seem too hungry with so much about to take place. With the wagons unloaded, and Apache, Bon Bon. Angel and Willie standin' guard we set about makin' plans on how to carry out our mission.
" I have scouted out Widow's Creek." Ms BB explained, " There is 1 road through the creek with lots of cover to hide in. That's bad for us cause Black Bart has his gang hid in it. I seen the movements they made back and forth to their horses. " BB paused for emphases "The cover is good for us cause we can sneak up & get the drop on them. Maybe a few birds can sneak in & lead their horses away.?"
"Now, that sounds like a workable idea, " Zippy says eager to get goin' and save Jesse. "I volunteer to go!"
"I will too" Parker adds. " Me too!" Flitzer offers.
"OK, you be careful. Take their horses back around the creek, and into our remuda for safe keepin. But be careful." Mikey D says, patting them each on the shoulder. He knows he's picked the best birds to do that job. Angel-tiel, Pepper and Peppino join the group as they ride out of camp to carry out their mission. Angel & Pepper are happy to help the birdies execute the "surprise" for Black Bart!
"We need to get these wagons hitched and ready." Sky adds looking at Mikey D for direction. "I'll be honored to be in the wagon as I'm a good shot." Pookie steps forward eager to do his share to help. Cookie and Spot get their guns ready, they know the team will out smart that rotten Black Bart and his gang.
"We're ready to do whatever part we need to help rescue Jesse and keep everybirdie, cargo, etc. safe." Pearl and Silver check their weapons and smiling, join the volunteers climbing into the now empty wagons.
Cappy steps up to help Mikey D and Sky lead the attack. "I'm very proficient with a sling shot lol. " he begins to pick out shooters to be in his wagon. Kiddo re-loads and speaks up "I have my six shooter loaded and ready to go!" he hops into the wagon bed ready to fight. Cappy asks "has anybirdie thought of digging a tunnel into the town? ... Cappy explains he is very adept at digging escape tunnels .
"NOW, that's a plan" Mikey D says grinning widely, We need tunnel birds quick! Any volunteers? Wings go up all over camp. "Cappy, you take all the tunnel-birds you need and head into town. Tunnel your way carefully towards the saloon. "Jesse!, we'll be there soon!"
see ya tomorrow, MIKEY D

Come visit me, MIKEY D, Steppin' back in history for BOTM April, birdie haven park, chuey, sweetpea, thanks for botd, zoey & cricket & nakita.

04/18/2015 11:00.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper
Are you okay? We haven't heard from you in a couple of days and are getting a little worried.
Today mom has a class in handling RVS animals, then she is going to the bird warehouse to pick up a few things.
This afternoon she is hoping to get outside, it's supposed to go to 79! It will be a great day to finish the cleanup in the yard and gardens, and catch a few rays while doing it. Tonight mom, Aunt Gin, and her niece Jessica will be here for pizza and a movie. They are renting Birdman. It seems some folks love it and others don't, so I guess it got them all curious.
I hope you are having a great day and getting some sun, spring, cuddles, and scritches. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Peppino, in the KB until 4/20, Divo & Falco.

04/18/2015 07:28.44 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper
tell your mom mom to gets some rest and relax and we will see her on Monday. sometimes you just need a little break
happy TGIF day

love Cori

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl, CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & QUEEN BOO BOO vote Mikey D 247164.

04/17/2015 11:20.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello SweetPepper~
I hope you are having a wonderful day. It's still really pretty up here and we aren't suppose to have any rain until next Wednesday! I think that lots of people will be out running around since the weather is so nice! The Orca pod is back in the Sound and they have a baby with them this year. I think lots of people will want to go up there and see them!
Should mom be emailing your mom with the changes in the lists on the calendar page? Eva emailed us and said that Char was not able to do the posting on Facebook and that your mom was doing them!! (Thank her for that by the way) We take off birds who have not been on for a year. Eva got the ones we had already done and Aunt Denise requested a few of her birds be removed and Eva has that too! We have been going through the list slowly and looking for inactive pages. We are hoping to get it done this weekend so mom will be happy to email any deletions to your mom!
Mom is also hoping to get my derby picture done. I'm not going to enter the contest but I would like to have a nice hat like every other bird!
Mom is taking the car over to get an oil change and pick up some apples at the market! I am having to wait for my apple today and I am not very happy about it! Guess I need to pay more attention to Felix's training for parronts! No apple snack is not acceptable at all!hehehehe
Enjoy the day and I hope it's really pretty at your nest too!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar,Pippo, Mei Mei-Vote 4 Mikey D 247164 & The Calendar Page~Pineapple for April.

04/17/2015 12:17.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper
Today mom had her best spring day at the center so far. She got to work in the bunny room and take care of the baby squirrels. Many of the babies have been weaned and are eating either salad (bunnies) or mash (squirrels), so mom got to clean their little cages and prepare baby food for them. She loves the babies.
It's cool and cloudy again today. Mom didn't get any work done outside yesterday because while we were blogging it started to rain. It rained on and off all day. Today was supposed to be better, but it's still pretty humid outside and a bit cool. Mom doesn't like to work out there on cool damp days. I hope you are having some good spring weather and getting lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Peppino, in the KB until 4/20, Divo & Falco.

04/17/2015 10:58.10 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper
thanks for liking my hat. i like yours also.

love Cori

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl, CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & QUEEN BOO BOO vote Mikey D 247164.

04/16/2015 11:00.35 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi SweetPepper
I'm so late tonight on the BC! I'd better get moving before I fall asleep on the keyboard! LOL!
Well, it wasn't a beach day at all. Back to dreary and cooler with no sun ... what happened? I guess I'll set up my beach chair and use a sun lamp.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

04/16/2015 10:43.30 PM Report This Comment  
  HEYA, SWEETPEPPER!
TODAY I NIPPED MOM ON HER EAR. SHE SAID SHE HAD SOME BLOOD FROM THAT ONE. NO REASON FOR IT. GUESS THAT HORMONE THING IS GOING ON.

NICE DAY HERE. MOM SAYS TOMORROW WE WILL GO TO GOODWILL, AND THEN THE APPLE ORCHARD--WE HAVE TO PICK UP THEIR POPCORN SO WE HAVE ENOUGH TO LAST THRU THE SUMMER, AS THEY WILL CLOSE IN THE MIDDLE OF MAY AND NOT OPEN UNTIL AUGUST. I AM SO LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT! SUPPOSED TO BE 70 HERE, AND I SURE WOULD LIKE TO GET OUT AND ABOUT WITH MOM AGAIN IN THE CAR.

OTHER THAN THAT, NOTHING ELSE GOING ON. MOM IS PUTTERING AROUND. SHE GOT HER PAPERWORK FROM UNEMPLOYMENT, SO SHE CAN START FILING ON SUNDAY AND HOPEFULLY WILL GET HER UNEMPLOYMENT STARTED. NO WORD ON ANY POTENTIAL JOBS, WHICH IS NOT UNUSUAL. MAY IS THE TIME THAT THINGS START HAPPENING, AND JANUARY. SHE IS STILL DEBATING ON THE EARLY RETIREMENT THING. THIS YEAR WOULD BE A REAL HIT ON THAT, THOUGH.

HOPE YOU ARE NOT MAD WITH US OVER THE EMAIL MOM SENT LAST NIGHT. NOT SURE WHAT YOU WERE TOLD, BUT THERE IS A LOT MORE TO THAT ISSUE...AND IT HAS BEEN GOING ON SINCE WE LAST HAD BASEBALL GAMES. SIGH.

WING HUGS COMING YOUR WAY!
YOUR BUDDY,
KAJI

Come visit me, Kaji ~ Vote MIKEY D. #247164 for BOTM in May!.

04/16/2015 04:37.17 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper
yes those crows are good in that commercial!!
Mom washed clothes and sheets today and hung the sheets on the line and they always smell so good when she brings them back in the house again. Good thing she got them out early though cause we got rain around noon but they were dry by then. Mom said it was too cold for me to go outside again today though so I hope it soon warms up and I can get my sun bath again. “Good friends are like stars. You don’t always see them but you know they are there.” Leaving a vote for you.~~Your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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

04/16/2015 03:14.07 PM Report This Comment  
  MY LOVELY WIFEBIRD
THANKS TO YOU AND YOUR MOM FOR MY SUPER HAT. YOUR MOM AND MINE MUST HAVE SIMILAR TASTES, BECAUSE THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT MY MOM HAD IN MIND. OF COURSE, I LOOK GOOD IN ANYTHING, SO IT DIDN'T MATTER TO ME. I JUST WANTED SOMETHING THAT WOULD GO WELL WITH YOUR OUTFIT, AND IT SURE DOES. WE HAVE FOUR GENTS IN THE HAT CONTEST NOW, AND FIVE LADIES. WE NEED MORE, BUT SEVERAL BIRDIES HAVE BLOGGED CHYNA SAYING THEY WOULD LIKE TO ENTER BUT DON'T KNOW HOW TO MAKE THE PICS. HOPEFULLY THEY WILL BE ABLE TO FIND HELP. YOUR MOM MIGHT WANT TO CHECK WITH CHYNA AND SEE IF ANY OF THOSE BIRDIES ARE FRIENDS OF YOU OR KACEY.

I HAD A NICE SUNBATH THIS MORNING, EVEN THOUGH IT IS STILL A BIT WINDY. NOT AS BAD AS YESTERDAY, ALTHOUGH MOM WAS DOUBTFUL WHEN WE FIRST WENT OUTSIDE. HOWEVER THE WIND DIED DOWN WHILE SHE WAS STANDING THERE DECIDING, SO WE GAVE IT A TRY, AND IT WAS GOOD FOR ABOUT HALF AN HOUR. SINCE 30 MINUTES IT WHAT THE VET RECOMMENDED, WHEN IT STARTED TO BLOW AGAIN WE CAME INSIDE CONSIDERING THE SUNBATH WELL DONE.

THEN I WORKED ON MY NEW TOY FROM AUNT PAULA'S RAFFLE. IT NOW HAS ONE BELL INSTEAD OF TWO, BUT I CAN STILL MAKE IT RING SO I STILL LOVE IT. THEN I SPENT SOME TIME ON THE FLOOR ATTACKING MY BALL WITH THE BELL IN IT. I WOULD TURN AROUND SO IT WOULDN'T KNOW I WAS WATCHING, THEN SPIN AROUND AND POUNCE ON IT BEFORE IT COULD SEE ME COMING! CAUGHT IT OFF GUARD EVERY TIME! FOR SOME REASON, THIS MADE MOM LAUGH, WHICH I STILL HAVEN'T FIGURED OUT.

WE HAD A NICE LUNCH OF BUTTERNUT SQUASH RAVIOLI. I REALLY LIKE THAT SINCE IT HAS VEGGIES I LIKE, PASTA AND WALNUTS. I REALLY LOVE THE WALNUTS, AND MOM LOOKS FOR THEM AND GIVES THEM TO ME. YUM!!

YOUR CONTENTED HUSBIRD,
KIDDO

Come visit me, BOTM CALENDAR PAGE, BOTM Founding Feathers, Wedding photos & Kiddo says vote 4 Mikey D #247164 for BOTM!.

04/16/2015 01:26.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper & Kacey
Howdy partners, Mikey D here with our Thursday update. Things had taken a turn for the worse, when SKY and GUS came up with a plan that might just work to help us free Jesse and keep our cargo safe. Black Bart, that low0down dirty bird bird-napped Jesse as he rode a lame mule back to the remuda. That rotten scoundrel has his black, beady eyes fixed on stealin' our cargo, taken our wagons and riding off with our mules and herd. Well, let me be tellin' ya, there ain't no way we's gonna be givin' that low-flyin' thief and his gang of lice-bitten villains anything, and we're gonna be show him in no uncertain terms.
" Here comes a lone rider Boss!" Cappy yells out from his look-out position in a nearby tree. "It's Miss BB". Miss BB gallops into the camp & dismounts. "Boss, I did not see any way we can get into that Saloon in the ghost town without being seen. There are guards on top of the buildings. Mr Sky's plan sounds like the best chance of success. Sky and Gus are right about Black Bart. He & his gang are not that bright. Just downright mean & ornery. I volunteer to be in one of the empty wagons. " she exclaims a growl in her voice.
The group of birds burst out in a loud cheer of triumph. " We'll take on that stealin' bird-nappin' feather-duster of a hooligan." One and two by twos the birds offer their wings in this battle to save Jesse and protect their precious freight of Birdie-treats.
"You know I'm with you!" Sugar yells high-fouring Mikey D."You could put Lizzie in that wagon. I guarantee you that is all you need to do." Kaji says, as Lizzie demonstrates her fire power for everybirdie.
"You're right, she'd toast him, but good. We gotta make sure we get Jesse back first, then she can practice her flame-thrownin' skills" Sky says laughing. The others join in and soon everyone is laughing at the image of Black Bart meeting Miss Lizzie.
"Now, that's fire-power" Flitzer adds." there sure ain't no shortage of volunteers to take on Black Bart. I certainly want to be a member of this mission to rescue Jesse!' Kiddo tells Dory and Polly.
"ok, we're all in agreement. Let's get these wagon's unloaded quick. I need some riders to head out to the remuda and have them bring the herd close in. Miss BB, you, Sky, and a few volunteers ride out to get the Beakerton Agents out on the trail still. We have a big party to plan for and right quickly too!" Mikey D assigns the work and heads to his wagon with Chuey to begin the job of unloading the freight. " We'll need to have gun-birds stay here to guard the hidden cargo." he takes a deep breath. Time is running by fast and they had much to do if their plan was going to work.
It isn't long before everybirdie is gathered together, working to prepare for the surprise that was awaitin' Black Bart and his gang come sundown at Widow's Creek.
see ya tomorrow, MIKEY D

Come visit me, MIKEY D, Steppin' back in history for BOTM April, birdie haven park, chuey, sweetpea, thanks for botd, zoey & cricket & nakita.

04/16/2015 10:38.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper
Mom loves having a yard to have lots of pretty flowers.
The peonies are starting to come out of the ground too.
The spa was fun yesterday and going to lunch with you and Chyna was a good time, too. The dogs look okay, Polly is a little balder than mom likes, but it will grow back soon. They even clipped her face a little closer than usual, but as we said, it will grow in.
Nothing special going on today, just chilling with mom. She is still working outside to clean up after the winter, but it's too cool to take us out there yet. Maybe Saturday, it's supposed to go to 70 then. Tonight mom will go to dinner with her sister, then clean our cages again. It's a recycling week here, so she'll be cleaning up all the paper we get in the mail on a daily basis too. Tomorrow all the extra newspapers will go to the wildlife center for use there.
I hope you are having a good day, getting some springlike weather, and of course, getting lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Peppino, in the KB until 4/20, Divo & Falco.

04/16/2015 08:40.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi SweetPepper
What a day we've all had! I hope tomorrow is better.
I sent you another hat to keep. Just in case you might want to use it someday. It's your color.
I think I need the spa to relax for sure. We should do lunch too. Think Falco can go to lunch too?
We had 60 and sun today ... YAY!!! I sat on my t-stand soaking up the sun and watching my parronts clean windows and screens. It's hard work supervising.
I'll have another cool drink with an umbrella in it!
Hugs
Chyna
PS A few birds have asked me for help with getting their hats on ... can you help or know anyone who can?

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

04/15/2015 09:26.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper & Kacey
Mikey D here after a day's absence. I must say Mr Sky ( Sky Flock) looks rather handsome with his beak and nails all trim and polished. Then to make it worse he got a huge wooden toy from Chuey's Chewable Bird Toy Creations. Geesh, I had to sit here and tend mules all day in the hot sun whilst I fretted some over how we'd get Jesse back from Black Bart. As I was sittin' astride the lazy-board on the wagon, driving these tired, sweaty mules Ms BB came ridin into our midst.


"I had a short meeting with The Bird yesterday up in the hills. He/she has had a hard time getting away from Black Bart. The Bird said "Black Bart & his gang have Jesse in their camp in the ghost town. They are in the saloon." I hope this intel helps. I am going to scout the ghost town for ways to get in without being seen" with this message she wheeled her steed and galloped off into the distance before I had a chance to ask any questions. The whole message has me troubled now. We have until sundown to figure out a way to rescue Jesse, before we have to deal with Black Bart. There ain't no way, no how we're gonna hand over our wagon train to the likes of that feathered rascal.
Lizzie is thoroughly disgusted." I shoulda toasted Black Bart last time," she thinks. "Now he has Jesse. I know I should just pay attention to my cooking but I sure do have a mind to torch that dastardly demon. " she exhales a puff of smoke and fire in her anger. Kaji looks at her, and grins. Black Bart just might have bitten off more then he can handle this time.
Mikey D calls a break, pulling off into a nice cool grove of cottonwood trees that grow by a shallow river bank. The perfect place for a quick, make-shift camp and rest. Everyone needs a break and somethin' good in their bellies, then they will figure out how to rescue Jesse from that bad varmint Bart. BB was off scouting the Ghost Town, and no doubt would be back soon with the intel they needed to make a quick, safe mission of it. Even the smell of roasting beef and bread wasn't enough to stop that knot of worry in Mikey D's stomach.




Sky and Gus arrive at the camp, and tend their team. Washing up in the river they hurry to find Mikey D. " We've been thinkin' boss, we might have a plan that just might work. You see, Black Bart isn't that bright, just mean and ornery so we were thinkin' that if we were to unload the wagons and deliver them to him at the Widow's Creek. Instead of freight we have gun-birds stowed away inside the wagon beds and when he comes to check them out, we gett'um good. He won't even suspect a thing. We act all afraid and all when we pull into the rendezvous place. We can teach that rat bird a lesson he'll never forget.
Mikey D listens carefully and smiles. It might just work, if everybirdie can play along with the plan. But "Is there enough birds willing to take on Black Bart?" he asks out loud hopeful that they can win this battle.
see ya tomorrow, Mikey D

Come visit me, MIKEY D, Steppin' back in history for BOTM April, birdie haven park, chuey, sweetpea, thanks for botd, zoey & cricket & nakita.

04/15/2015 06:51.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper
Love your new hat for the derby!! Such a pretty color on you too. Oh I poop all night long when I am on my sleep perch but mom still gets me up in the morning and I sit on the wastebasket and get a treat too for that one LOL
Mom was reading an article in the paper and it said that crows were illegal to own but African Pied Crows are not illegal to own. Some people actually raise them and sell them and they are quite pricey at $3000 each or around there. We imagine they would also be pretty loud too and there are enough rescues out there needing good homes if we would ever decide to add to our home. “Good friends are like stars. You don’t always see them but you know they are there.” Leaving a vote for you.~~Your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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

04/15/2015 05:04.38 PM Report This Comment  
  HEYA, SWEETPEPPER!
OH, WE LOVE YOUR HAT! THAT COLOR IS PERFECT FOR YOU! BRINGS OUT THE ORANGE IN YOUR CHEST FEATHERS, AND MAKES THE GREEN REALLY LOVELY! EXCELLENT PICTURE! AND KACEY LOOKS ADORABLE IN HER HAT, TOO!

YEAH, MOM IS THINKING HARD ON THE WORK VERSUS RETIREMENT. AT LEAST THE AMOUNT WOULD BE GETTING A COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT, SO THAT IS SOMETHING. MOM HAD HER INTERVIEW ON THE PHONE TODAY, AND IT SOUNDS LIKE SOMETHING SHE WOULD BE ABLE TO DO, AND A PLACE THAT WOULD BE OKAY TO WORK. HARD TO SAY IF IT IS BETTER BUT THE FOLKS WHO ARE EMPLOYED HAVE BEEN THERE FROM 7-35 YEARS, SO THAT SAYS SOMETHING MUST BE RIGHT. MOM HOPES TO HEAR BACK FROM THEM, TOO. SHE THINKS SHE WILL (WINGS CROSSED). SHE HAS NOT HEARD ANYTHING FROM THE CONTRACTING COMPANY, WHICH IS NEVER A GREAT SIGN. BUT SHE WILL CHECK IN WITH THEM THIS WEEK. MOM REALLY LIKES WORKING DOWNTOWN AS IT IS SO CLOSE TO THE LAKE--AND THEY HAVE FOOD TRUCKS THAT STOP RIGHT OUT SIDE THE BUILDING WHERE SHE WOULD BE WORKING. NO MORE FREE LUNCH THOUGH--WHICH IS FINE WITH HER, AS SHE IS USED TO TAKING HER OWN FOOD WITH HER. HECK, THEY HAVE A BIG RESTAURANT THAT IS RUN BY THE BARTOLOTTA'S--THEY HAVE SOME OF THE BEST RESTAURANTS HERE IN TOWN, AND THEY ALSO PUT ON A WONDERFUL FIREWORKS SHOW. HEHE. WHAT A COMBINATION.

GLAD TO HEAR GRANDMA IS DOING GOOD, TOO. THAT IS WONDERFUL, AND HOPEFULLY SHE WILL GET OUT WITH YOUR MOM AND ENJOY THE NICE WEATHER--WHEN IT GETS HERE TO STAY!

WING HUGS FROM YOUR BUDDY,
KAJI

MOM GOT MORE STUFF PACKED UP FOR GOODWILL. SHE DID NOT REALIZE HOW MANY COFFEE MUGS SHE HAS! VASES! A SET OF DISHES SHE HAS NOT USED IN YEARS. SOMEONE WILL BE ABLE TO USE THEM. SHE MAY TAKE THEM THERE TOMORROW, AS SHE FIGURES SHE SHOULD GET HER BUTT OUT OF THE HOUSE. HEHE.

Come visit me, Kaji ~ Vote MIKEY D. #247164 for BOTM in May!.

04/15/2015 03:26.14 PM Report This Comment  
  MY HAT SHOPPING DARLING
I LOVE THAT PIC, AND I WILL ENTER IT IN THE CONTEST RIGHT AWAY. Kacey's HAT IS CHARMING TOO. CHYNA SUGGESTED THAT I SHOULD ENTER THE CONTEST THIS YEAR, SINCE I AM NOT RIDING. DO YOU THINK YOUR MOM COULD DO A PIC FOR ME? MY MOM IS USELESS AT THAT STUFF.

I GOT OUT BRIGHT AND EARLY AT 10AM FOR MY SUNBATH, BUT THEN MOM REALIZED IT IS REALLY WINDY OUT THERE. AFTER A COUPLE OF MINUTES IT STARTED BLOWING EVEN HARDER, AND I BEGAN TO GET DISTRESSED WHILE MOM WENT INTO AN ALLERGY ATTACK. SO ONCE SHE STOPPED SNEEZING LONG ENOUGH WE CAME BACK INSIDE EVEN THOUGH IT HAD ONLY BEEN TEN MINUTES. SOME DAYS ARE JUST NOT MEANT FOR SUNBATHS. AFTER WE CAME IN I SAT IN MY CARRIER EVEN AFTER MOM HAD OPENED THE TOP LIKE I WANTED TO GO BACK OUTSIDE. THEN MOM PUT A NUTRIBERRY IN MY BARREL O' FUN, SO I WAS OUT OF THERE LICKETY SPLIT!

MOM GOES TO THE GYM FROM 4-6 TONIGHT, BUT I GET HER BEFORE AND AFTER. SHE FORGOT TO EAT ANY LUNCH AGAIN YESTERDAY, AND JUST HAD AN ENSURE FOR DINNER BECAUSE SHE STILL WASN'T HUNGRY. SO TODAY SHE HAS PROMISED TO MAKE US A NICE BURRITO FOR LUNCH. YUMMY!

HOPE YOUR MOM'S HEARTBURN HAS DIED DOWN. MY MOM IS SO GLAD HERS IS FINALLY GONE FROM THAT SURGERY. I STILL WONDER IF SOMETHING LIKE THAT WOULDN'T WORK FOR YOUR MOM. PERHAPS HER INNARDS ARE NOT IN THE SAME CONDITION THOUGH.

YOUR SYMPATHETIC HUSBIRD,
KIDDO

Come visit me, BOTM CALENDAR PAGE, BOTM Founding Feathers, Wedding photos & Kiddo says vote 4 Mikey D #247164 for BOTM!.

04/15/2015 12:10.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper
Hey, you got your derby hat! It looks great on you, friend! I'm sure it will be a winner.
Mom wasn't paying much attention to the yard, but they wanted to come by and do the first cleanups and trims, so it does look a lot better now. She's still feeding those squirrels she released a few weeks ago, but guesses they can find their food on the trimmed yard as easily as on the dirty leafy one, haha.
We are starting to get flowers in bloom here, it's so exciting! Many daffodils have already opened up, the forsythia is in bloom, there are hyacinths in the yard in all different colors, buds on the wiegalia, the lilac is sprouting leaves, it's looking a lot like spring here!
This morning mom had a tour with K kids about animals. They were another Montessori group and were well prepared for their tour. They spent about half the time in Bird Hall, comparing beaks and feet. Mom loved that.
When she got home, her cell phone had lost the charge, so she tucked it into her purse to take to Radio Shack after she dropped off the dogs. They are presently at the groomer having a spa day, and the guy said it would be longer today, so they must be really busy there.
At Radio Shack, the guy told mom her battery was really dead, and put it on a charger. He then checked the cord which mom had remembered to pack, and found out the cord itself is defective. She has to call the manufacturer for a replacement. He was cute, offered to leave her phone on their charger for a couple of hours while she shopped, but mom politely declined and bought another cord to bring home with her. It would be easy to charge it this afternoon there, but what about tomorrow? So, she got the new cord, which he told her she could return in 30 days for a refund! Mom told him she's probably going to keep it as a spare, though.
So, we're finally able to blog while the phone is charging and the dogs are away. I hope you are having a pleasant day and getting some spring weather, lots of cuddles, and of course, your daily scritches. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Peppino, in the KB until 4/20, Divo & Falco.

04/15/2015 11:39.02 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello SweetPepper~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! Your derby hat is just beautiful! I love it. I think I found a hat I like but most of my pictures are on the other computer so mom is going to try to get some new ones of me. It's about time I think!
As for the microchip in the cat, mom is not sure why you have to pay every year but dad said to do it. Merlin has a profile over there now with a picture and his marking. Merlin has a small wedge cut out of his right ear. He came to us that way. We don't know how it happened but one of the nurses at the vets office said some vets do it so you know the animal is neutered. I figured you would just sort of look underneath him and see what's gone! Anyway, I don't think they can deactivate it but dad said it was worth it because with Merlin you never know. When he jumped off the balcony he came right to mom when she found him. I think he understands he has it really good here and doesn't want to leave. He spent a few months outside before dad found him and at first he kept howling at the door to go out. Mom just told him to get over it that he was an inside cat now. Cats are very good hunters and mom doesn't want him trying to kill anything and she doesn't believe in letting your cats run free. We live on a six lane road and it's just stupid to let your cats out around here!
We are suppose to warm up again this week. The little throwback to winter was only 2 days long. It wasn't really that cold but mom likes to keep the rooms I am in around 73.
I hope you have a wonderful day! Mom is actually going to get her regular weekend this week! She had to use vacation days to do it but that's what they are for! I am happy!!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar,Pippo, Mei Mei-Vote 4 Mikey D 247164 & The Calendar Page~Pineapple for April.

04/15/2015 11:34.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi SweetPepper
That hat looks wonderful on you. It brings out your feathers. I hope you put it in the contest!
It was a good day. We had 58 degrees with sun. And, dad shoveled the last snow off the patio ... YAY! Even the ice is melting on the lakes ...should I pack for the beach?
Well, at least, let's grab Falco and head to the spa.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

04/14/2015 10:36.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper
i love your colorful orange hat its colors compliment you perfectly. it took mom all day to fit me with this hat. she had more problems with it. the red hat was very easy.

love Cori

Come visit me, Paddy Cake & Piddy Girl, CORI reigning champ on feed the birdie & QUEEN BOO BOO vote Mikey D 247164.

04/14/2015 10:26.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper
In the evening I like to sit on the back of the couch while mom does my blogs. I am pretty good at being potty trained and will fly back to my play gym if I have to go potty. Sometimes I wait a bit too long and then leave out this noise meaning I waited too long so mom gets me and we go to the wastebasket. Good mom knows my sounds and what they mean LOL It rained last night and a bit chilly today so I didn’t get a sun bath. “Good friends are like stars. You don’t always see them but you know they are there.” Leaving a vote for you.~~Your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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

04/14/2015 05:29.54 PM Report This Comment  
  HEYA, SWEETPEPPER!
YUP, I AM LOVING HAVING MOM HOME WITH ME. ESPECIALLY NOW THAT ALL THOSE FEATHERS THAT FELL OUT OF MY HEAD WHEN I BUMPED IT ARE COMING BACK IN NOW. MOM SAYS I AM LIKE A PORCUPINE! ALL I KNOW IS THAT HER HEAD SCRITCHES (VERY LIGHTLY) ARE HEAVEN!

THERE ARE OTHER VETS THAT ARE AT THE CLINIC THAT ARE AVIAN VETS. SO WE ARE LUCKY FOR THAT. BUT MY VET WAS SO NICE, AND IT IS JUST SO AWFUL THAT HE FLEW TO THE BRIDGE CALLED HEAVEN.

WE ARE HAVING LOVELY WEATHER HERE, AND MOM SAYS SHE NEEDS TO GET OFF HER DUFF AND GET OUT AND WALK. SHE MISSES DOING THAT EVERY DAY. BUT SHE IS DOING STUFF AROUND THE APT. SHE REALLY WANTS TO MOVE ALL THE FURNITURE AND VACUUM UNDER IT AND WIPE DOWN THE BASEBOARDS WITH MURPHY'S OIL SOAP, AND JUST GET RID OF STUFF THAT SHE DID NOT GET RID OF THE LAST TIME SHE WAS NOT WORKING. AND ONCE IT GETS NICE ENOUGH FOR ME TO BE OUT...OH, LOVELY!

MOM IS MAINLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE OVERALL PAY FOR SOCIAL SECURITY--HER INCOME REALLY WENT UP THIS LAST YEAR, SO SHE WAS HOPING SHE WOULD LAST UNTIL THE END OF THE YEAR. THE JOB AT THE LAW OFFICE IS WHAT SHE DOES NOW, BUSINESS ANALYST, SO SHE KNOWS SHE COULD DO THE WORK. SHE WOULD LOVE TO GET INTO ONE OF THE HEALTHCARE PLACES, BUT SHE HAS BEEN OUT OF NURSING FOR A LONG TIME, SO THAT MAKES HER A NO-GO TO THOSE FOLKS. HECK, COMPUTERS ARE COMPUTERS, YOU KNOW? BUT THAT IS HOW THEY LOOK AT IT WHEN IT COMES TO HEALTHCARE.

OFF TO GET MY EGGIES FOR SUPPER, SO HOPE YOU ARE HAVING GREAT TIME WITH YOUR MOM, AND SENDING WING HUGS AND BEAKY KISSES YOUR WAY!

YOUR BUDDY,
KAJI

Come visit me, Kaji ~ Vote MIKEY D. #247164 for BOTM in May!.

04/14/2015 04:43.33 PM Report This Comment  
  MY SHOPPING WIFEBIRD
I KNOW YOU WILL PICK OUT A WONDERFUL HAT WHICH WILL JUST LOOK EVEN BETTER BECAUSE YOU ARE WEARING IT. THE ENTRIES FOR THE CONTEST BEGIN TODAY, SO YOU WILL WANT TO PICK ONE OUT SOON. THE ANNOUNCEMENT IS ON BOTH THE CALENDAR PAGE AND THE MILONGA PAGE. AND POIROT'S MOM IS WORKING ON A "PRE-AVATAR" FOR US.

MOM WAS ON THE PHONE WITH HER FRIEND JUDY FINISHING UP THE EDITING ON HER PAPER THIS MORNING, BUT I ALLOWED IT BECAUSE SHE GAVE ME MOM TIME BOTH BEFORE AND AFTER. HOWEVER THEN SHE LEFT AND WENT TO THE GYM FOR ABS CLASS AND ZUMBA. HOW RUDE! AND SHE CAME HOME ALL SWEATY, SO MAYBE THAT IS WHY I WANTED NOTHING TO DO WITH HER UNTIL AFTER HER SHOWER. THEN WE DID A HOUSE WALKABOUT WHICH PUT ME IN THE RIGHT FRAME OF MIND TO CLIMB INTO MY CARRIER. SO WE DIDN'T GET OUTSIDE UNTIL 1:45, BUT IT WAS STILL VERY NICE WITH A GENTLE BREEZE. AND YOU WILL BE HAPPY TO HEAR THAT I CHANGED MY MIND YESTERDAY AND CLIMBED INTO MY CARRIER ABOUT 3:15, SO MOM TOOK ME OUT. IT WAS STILL WARM ENOUGH, AND THERE WAS JUST ENOUGH SUN LEFT IN THE FRONT YARD.

MOM MIGHT HAVE STAYED IN HER BUNCO GROUP IF THEY HAD USED CASH PRIZES. THE PRIZES THAT THE HOSTESS BOUGHT FOR THE AMOUNT OF THE PRIZE? NOT SO HOT. AND THEN MOM REALLY HATED HOSTING IT, SO NOW SHE JUST SUBS ONCE IN A WHILE. NOT VERY OFTEN THOUGH, BECAUSE ZUMBA LETS OUT AT 6 AND BUNCO STARTS AT 7. DOESN'T LEAVE ANY TIME FOR ME, SO MOM USUALLY DECLINES UNLESS THEY ARE DESPERATE.

YOUR SUNBATHING HUSBIRD,
KIDDO

Come visit me, BOTM CALENDAR PAGE, BOTM Founding Feathers, Wedding photos & Kiddo says vote 4 Mikey D #247164 for BOTM!.

04/14/2015 03:48.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello SweetPepper~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! It's sunny and windy here. We had to put the fireplace on for a bit just to warm up the living room. We got a bit of cold weather for a few days but since they really needed the extra snow in the mountains I am just fine with it.
Mom had to renew Merlin's "Home Again" chip this morning. They charge $17.99 a year but that is not bad at all. With him being such a crazy cat it is necessary to keep all the info updated just in case he does get out. Everyone has learned to be vigilant when he is around so hopefully it is a service we never have to use.
Mom is feeling much better today. We have some cleaning up to do and then she needs to stop by the market. No bread or milk in the house!! Mandy will be getting a bath also. Then mom will be back to work tonight. She is not going to work on Friday night since there really isn't any reason to. She'll just take a vacation day for Sunday night.
I hope your day is just perfect!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar,Pippo, Mei Mei-Vote 4 Mikey D 247164 & The Calendar Page~Pineapple for April.

04/14/2015 01:03.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper
Thanks, I love this hat. Chyna sent me about 10 to choose one, and this is the one I liked best.
Dinner last night was a lot of fun. They ate at a place mom had never been called the Silk Elephant. It was pretty good Thai food, but she liked the company more. She hasn't seen Jim for awhile, and last time she saw him, he was here for his aunt's funeral, so they didn't get to talk much. Last night everyone got caught up with each other over a good dinner. What could be better? And mom found out he's here for a few more days, so maybe she'll get a chance to go visit him again. He is staying at his sister's house, which isn't too far.
Today mom is hoping to get out into the yard and continue the cleanup. The guys came and mowed yesterday for the first time, so we think spring is officially started now! I hope you are having a fun day and getting lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Peppino, in the KB until 4/20, Divo & Falco.

04/14/2015 08:47.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi SweetPepper
Oh yes, it's almost all gone ... yay! I can see the "grass" part but, it's flat as a pancake and dark in color.
Have you gone shopping for a derby hat yet? It's time, see the ad on the calendar page.
It was so nice to have one spring day, yesterday! We had 44 degrees with rain today.
Time to get those derby hats on for the contest. Start shopping.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

04/13/2015 11:31.28 PM Report This Comment  
  HEYA, SWEETPEPPER!
MOM GOT THRU TO UNEMPLOYMENT--SHE WAS TOTALLY SHOCKED THAT SHE GOT THRU THE FIRST TIME. SHE TALKED TO THE GAL, WHO WAS REALLY NICE, AND FOUND OUT THAT THE PENSION WOULD ONLY BE DEDUCTED IF IT WAS FROM AN EMPLOYER IN THE PAST 18 MONTHS. WHEW! SHE TOLD THEM IT WAS FROM WHEN SHE WORKED AT THE HOSPITAL AND THAT ENDED IN 1999. SHE WILL GET THE FULL AMOUNT, AND IT IS THE THE TOP OF THE SCALE HERE IN WI, SO THAT WILL BE GOOD.

SHE GOT A REQUEST FOR A PHONE INTERVIEW AT ONE OF THE LAW OFFICES HERE, A BIG ONE. IT IS RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET FROM NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL--SO IF SHE GETS TO INTERVIEW, SHE HAS HER PARKING CARD ACTIVE TIL THE END OF THE MONTH. SHE WILL DO THE PHONE INTERVIEW ON WEDNESDAY MORNING. SO KEEPING WINGS CROSSED. SHE IS HAPPY THAT SHE GOT AN INTERVIEW WITH THEM, TOO--NOT SO MUCH THAT SHE WANTS TO GO BACK TO WORKING FULL TIME, BUT IT IS NICE TO AT LEAST GET SOMETHING RIGHT AWAY.

OTHER THAN THAT, IT WAS JUST A NICE DAY WITH MOM.

MY NICE AND WONDERFUL VET DIED! WE WERE PRETTY UPSET WHEN MOM FOUND OUT. HE WAS YOUNG, TOO--40'S, SO WE FIGURE IT WAS A HEART ATTACK. WE LEFT A SYMPATHY REMEMBERANCE ON THE WEBSITE, AND I TOLD HIM TO FLY FREE IN MY PICTURE. WE REALLY LIKED HIM, AND I DID NOT MIND TOO MUCH HAVING HIM POKE ME IN PLACES THAT ARE EMBARRASSING. WE KNOW THE OTHERS AT THE CLINIC ARE DEVASTATED.

SO TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY WITH MOM! I COULD GET SO USED TO THIS!!

HAVE A SUPER EVENING. SO LOVELY RIGHT NOW HERE, AND HOPE IT STAYS NICE LIKE THIS.

WING HUGS,
YOUR BUDDY,
KAJI

Come visit me, Kaji ~ Vote MIKEY D. #247164 for BOTM in May!.

04/13/2015 06:50.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper
I hope the warm weather comes your way to be able to enjoy the sun too.
Today dad and another guy did some more of the boundary lines at the trail. They use the GPS to find the old marks if they can and then remark them again since some are either gone or badly faded. These boundary marks is to know where the property lines actually are and that people wont wander off onto someone else property. This afternoon it warmed up and was so nice and I got to go outside again to enjoy it too. I have chewed off a good portion of my feathers (a bad habit I started when I was young and had a crop infection) so mom is hoping the sun will help me leave the feathers grow again. “Good friends are like stars. You don’t always see them but you know they are there.” Leaving a vote for you.~~Your friend, Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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

04/13/2015 05:32.42 PM Report This Comment  
  MY BELOVED WIFEBIRD
MOM BOUGHT HER LAST VACUUM CLEANER ON AMAZON AND GOT A VERY GOOD PRICE. THAT IS WHEN SHE DECIDED TO SIGN UP AMAZON PRIME TO GET THE FREE SHIPPING, AND THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS SHE ORDERS FROM THERE NOW LIKE MY NUTRIBERRIES AND PELLETS THAT IT MORE THAN PAYS FOR ITSELF. YOUR MOM MIGHT WANT TO SEE WHAT THEY HAVE ON AMAZON. EVEN IF JUST TO READ THE REVIEWS AND THEN BUY LOCALLY TO SAVE ON SHIPPING IF SHE DOESN'T DO PRIME.

DON'T FEEL BADLY ABOUT NOT SENDING OUT THE EMAIL FOR THE MILONGA. IT IS SOMETHING YOU DO WITHOUT BEING ASKED, AND IT IS VERY SWEET OF YOU TO DO IT. I DID NOT REALIZE HOW MANY BIRDS HAD COME TO COUNT ON IT. YOU ARE VERY SPECIAL, MY LOVE. BELIEVE IT OR NOT, MY MILONGA PARTNER TAZ IS ONE OF THE BIRDS WHO FORGOT IT! MAYBE THE REASON IT WENT A LITTLE MORE SMOOTHLY THIS TIME, IS BECAUSE FEWER BIRDS ATTENDED. I HOPE THAT IS NOT THE REASON, BECAUSE YOU KNOW EVERYBIRDY WILL BE AT THE DERBY. HAVE YOU SHOPPED FOR YOUR HAT YET?

I DID NOT GET A SUNBATH TODAY. I JUST REFUSED TO GET INTO MY OUTSIDE CARRIER. I WOULDN'T EVEN CLIMB ON TO MY MOM'S SHOULDER SO SHE COULD WALK ME OVER THERE. I SPENT MOST OF THE MORNING UP ON THE BOOKCASE OUT OF MOM'S REACH. AND ALTHOUGH I CAME DOWN TO HER SHOULDER TO SHARE LUNCH, I FLEW BACK UP THERE AS SOON AS WE WERE DONE EATING. JUST NOT IN THE MOOD, BUT MOM THINKS MAYBE IT WAS THE TRASH TRUCKS GOING BY. ALTHOUGH THE LAST TIME SHE TRIED WAS AFTER THEY WERE DONE FOR THE DAY.

YOUR PERSNICKETY HUSBIRD,
KIDDO

Come visit me, BOTM CALENDAR PAGE, BOTM Founding Feathers, Wedding photos & Kiddo says vote 4 Mikey D #247164 for BOTM!.

04/13/2015 02:30.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper
Mom clarified that because it sounded like some folks thought the babies came out for the shower event. You're right though, it would be too stressful.
There are 25 bunnies there now, when last week there were 3. Guess spring is here!
Thanks to Aunt Denise for my derby pic! I'm ready for the Milonga Derby now.
Today mom cleaned and fed the bats again. I know, old story. After she finished with them, she went in to the kitchen area to help label and sort the baby shower donations. All the food items need expiration dates in sharpie so everyone can see them. She dated as many cans and jars as she could, put away paper towels, toilet tissue (used for baby bird nests), latex gloves, and garbage bags as well. There seem to be a lot more donations this year.
Tonight mom will be going to dinner with a friend of hers from NY city. He's in town for a few days, and mom hasn't seen him for about a year now. It will be good to catch up. Mom thinks he retired this year, he taught Italian at the Fashion Institute for many years.
I hope you are having a good day and getting some good weather, as well as lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Falco

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Peppino, in the KB until 4/20, Divo & Falco.

04/13/2015 11:12.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Sweetpepper & Kacey
Hello everybirdie, Mikey D here on the Old Spanish Trail. As we push on past Abiquiru we urge the teams into a fast trot, trying to put some distance behind us, and Black Bart. Leaving behind Kaji, Lizzie, Peppino and Zippy to re-stock the supplies, with Sugar, Apache, and Flitzer, agents from the Beakerton Security Company, to escort the wagon and supplies as they hurry to rejoin the wagon-train Mikey D sighs in relief. The day has turned out sunny and warm, and a soft breeze blows bringing promise of better weather to come.
Way out in front of the wagons scoutin' trail BB looks back & sees a mule being led by a horse. The mule has a slight limp. She thinks to herself, as she watches from a long distance, "That will slow down the remuda some. Think I will do a round about & look for track & sign on the sides. Dont need to lose any of our extra mounts & pulling stock to Black Bart." She wheels her mount, Sun Dancer around begins to move off, but stops suddenly and turns. Taking out her binoculars she watches the pair of animals as they move towards the remuda. Then she sees what had caused her to turn around. she hadn't been imagining things, "there's no rider on the horse." BB clicks to her horse, and urges her into a gallop as she covers the ground between herself and the incoming horse and mule.
Pepper and Sweetpepper see BB racing towards the remuda and ride in her direction before they too spot the incoming riderless horse. BB catchs the horse who is walking at a slow pace due tot he limping mule. Pulling on the reins that are looped over the saddle-horn, bringing the pair to a halt. Then BB sees it. A note, tacked crudely to the saddle. Checking out the surrounding area carefully first, she takes the note in talon, as Pepper and Sweetpepper pull up beside her. BB unfolds the note and reads it out loud.
"IF ya ever wanta see your driver Jesse again in the feather, you' ole best be plannin' on meetin us at Widow;s Creek at sundown tomorrow."
Sweetpepper whistles loudly, shaking her head in disbelief. The color drains out of BB's face as the impact of the note hits home. "Black Bart has Jesse for ransom. " She shakes her head slowly, " this ain't good, ain't good at all. I have to get word to The BIRD somehow, somewhere."
Leading the horse and mule into the remuda, Pepper unsaddles the horse and let's it go to graze. The three look at one another for a long minute in silence. " I'm goin' head to the wagons to tell Mikey D, and then go in search of the Bird. We have to try to get Jesse back without handing over everything to that low-life scoundrel. We have only one day to come up with a plan and save our friend!"Miss BB spurs her horse into a gallop, dust rising behind them in her need to get back to the wagon train, and pass on the note to Mikey D, Wagon Master.
see ya tomorrow, Mikey D

Come visit me, MIKEY D, Steppin' back in history for BOTM April, birdie haven park, chuey, sweetpea, thanks for botd, zoey & cricket & nakita.

04/13/2015 07:21.29 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi SweetPepper
The snow is almost gone. I bet a week of good weather will do it. Today was actually a SPRING day ... finally!
Monday we will have rain and 50 degrees. BUT, today we had sun and 70 degrees!!!!! WOOHOO! The snow is almost off the patio. I say let's get the patio furniture out! Oh yeah, the power was out all morning again ... another tree taking down the wire a half mile away.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

04/12/2015 11:19.03 PM Report This Comment  
12345678910...
Page 1 of 17   Previous | Next
Top Products
d
BirdChannel Home | Bird Breeders | Bird Species | Related Links | BirdChannel Editors and Contributors
DOGS | CATS | FISH | HORSE | REPTILES | SMALL ANIMALS | HOBBY FARMS
                       | Birds USA |  
Disclaimer: The posts and threads recorded in our message boards do not reflect the opinions of nor are endorsed by I-5 Publishing, LLC nor any of its employees. We are not responsible for the content of these posts and threads.
Copyright ©  I-5 Publishing, LLC. All rights reserved.
Our Privacy Policy has changed. Your California Privacy Right/Privacy Policy
Advertise With Us  |  SiteMap  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Use  |  Community Guidelines | Bird eClub Terms
BirdChannel Newsletter Signup | Link to Us | About Us | More Great I-5 Sites
Gold Standard

*Content generated by our loyal visitors, which includes comments and club postings, is free of constraints from our editors’ red pens, and therefore not governed by I-5 Publishing, LLC’s Gold Standard Quality Content, but instead allowed to follow the free form expression necessary for quick, inspired and spontaneous communication.

Become a fan of BirdChannel on Facebook Follow BirdChannel on Twitter
Get social and connect with BirdChannel.



Hi my name's CYDNEY LOVES RAFFI !!!!

Visit the Photo Gallery to
cast your vote!
Information on over 200 critter species