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I saw Mom at a bird fair, when she was talking to Nana. She decided to hold me and I was just 10 weeks old. She carried me around with her while she was shopping. I didn't mind because I was cuddled up by her neck getting scritches the whole time. I was pretty content but my big dark eyes were getting pretty heavy so I napped while we she shopped. Mama officially adopted me on July 20, 2002 but my HATCHDAY is May 11, 2002. I love the B.C. I have met so many nice friends here!.

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Hi! My name is Grady

I am a Congo African Grey from Mission, KS.

Pot Pie, Baby, Bappie and sometimes he runs them all together and calls himself a PieBaby!
*** My hatchday is May 11, 2002 ***


12 years old   M

Congo African Grey

My favorite treats are walnuts, corn, string cheese, grapes, apples, peanuts, and the occasional piece of a Lorna Doone shortbread cookie..... Oh....I almost forgot.....Mac & cheese is really good too!!

On top of my cage so I can see where Mom is at all times. And by the sliding glass door so I can watch all my outdoor friends and relatives...I call them 'friends and rela's'

I hate when Mom leaves me. I try to get her to come back by making the phone ring...or I call the cops with my siren sound, but she knows it's just me! I'm also not too crazy about my older sis, she is a cinnamon pearl cockatiel and she hisses at me. I just tell her "Sissy...BE QUIET!!!!"

My Mom is really good to me. She spoils me a lot. When I tell her I want a cookie or a walnut I usually get it. She also gives me lots of neck scratches, and we lay a game where she tries to get my red tail. She never does, and I just laugh at her!

I DO NOT... REPEAT... DO NOT... LIKE PURPLE PELLETS in my dish. I throw them out. I have finally trained Mom to stop putting them in there!! If I get one...out it goes on the floor, then I say... "That was naughty"!!!.

"If you had something and put it down, it automatically becomes MINE....because I have stretttchyy legs!!!".

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  Hello Mr. Grady!
Oh please, no feeling neglectful about BC visits — I completely understand seeing as I don't get to play here very often myself. It's sweet of you to fly by with a quick note tho. Always good to know my Grey friend is doing a-okay. I trust you're keeping your mom in giggle-mode with your ever-brilliant thought processes. I've actually managed to add a couple of new lines just this week. It's great fun to tell the dogs "Stay here!" when they come into my room, or ask them "Where have you been?" I picked both of these up from hearing the hounds warned not to wander off while outside and then greeted after they've reappeared from a sojourn into the cornfield. The picture of me on my page is several years old now but I don't think I've changed in looks much since then. My flight feathers always get a trim in late winter, one, in preparation for spring and outdoor time, and two, because by then I've about worn mom out with all the chasing after me she has to do. I was flying to the top of the bird room door and then about getting my toes crunched when the door would swing shut. That's going to be an even bigger danger this coming winter as the new door that's been put on is much heavier and swings shut a lot faster.

It's so good to chat with you again. Thanks for the visit!

K *v*

Yup, ol' Cousin Tom will be making his appearance before too long. I shall do my best to be a most gracious hostess.

Come visit me, Kelly.

09/20/2014 10:40.14 AM Report This Comment  
  MIKEY #61671/DIXIE #61444/KAJI #43005 4-10K CLUB
CONGRATS ON BEING OUR BOTD GRADY. ITS A VERY HIGH HONOR. ENJOY YOUR SPECIAL DAY.

KACEY & SWEETPEPPER

Come visit me, Digger Sept 29, 1998 - June 11, 2005, KACEY & MIKEY'S WEDDING PAGE MARCH 3, 2012, MAY 9,2009 THE WEDDING OF SWEETPEPPER & KIDDO, MAXIMILLIAN AUG 25,1992-MARCH 14,2010 R.I.P., SWEETPEPPER LUVS KIDDO, TIEL TERRORS BASEBALL TEAM PRACTICE FIELD & KACEY LUVS HER MIKEY.

05/12/2014 09:02.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi King Grady
Congratulations on botd . Happy belated hatchday too. Two days of celebrating it doesn't get much better than that. Hope you have had fun at the castle and in the spotlight. Have a good night.

Come visit me, Hulk Vote Jesse(227428) BOTM.

05/12/2014 08:59.44 PM Report This Comment  
  King Grady!
*Kelly curtsies before her king.*

Congratulations on your win as our Bird of the Day. And a belated Happy Hatchday to you as well. I trust you had an extra greyt day yesterday, with all your favorites served up in double portions. How does it feel to be 12 years old now? Any different than being 11? I'm only asking so I can get prepared, in case there's some big change. he hee

Hoping all is well with you and your mom and that you're staying safe through this crazy spring weather.

Kelly~Kiss for the King!

Come visit me, Kelly.

05/12/2014 08:45.28 PM Report This Comment  
  HI GRADY!!!
Congrats on you being BOTD....Have an awesome day at the castle...Just pecked another vote for you....With many birdie wing hugs to you....Sam and the Dingmans Ferry Flock :o)

Come visit me, Cydney LOVES RAFFI !!!!, Sam, Angel Cinnamon (R.I.P.), Stormy & Princess IS MARRIED TO TWEETY!!!.

05/12/2014 06:03.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Grady
Congratulations on winning botd and enjoy it to the fullest
For the day at the castle sure goes fast for some reason!
Your friend, Gus (Rip Chi chi)

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

05/12/2014 04:32.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi King Grady
Congratulations on BOTD! What a handsome guy you are!

Hugs,

Angel & Pepper

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

05/12/2014 04:28.52 PM Report This Comment  
  HI Grady!
Nice to meet ya:) Congrates on making da BOTD honors. I love your motto:)And it´s true too! Guess you know the intire Grey rule book then:)? All so true;)
Hey, you have you Hatchday right after mine, mine is 10:th of May but was born on da year 1993 so I am a senior fom you:)
Read your story, you´re a funny bird and bery handsome Grey too!

Wishing you a good day and leaving you anodder votie my friend!

Come visit me, Dino.

05/12/2014 03:57.51 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Grady
Congratulations on your BOTD. bye bye

Come visit me, The Moocher Ducks, Norman, My Hatchday is 10/23, St Francis Chapel, Say a prayer today, Phoenix Base Fliers:Home of the 2013 World Champs & Jude.

05/12/2014 01:51.12 PM Report This Comment  
  Congrats on BOTD,
Stopping by with a vote for you!
Hope you enjoy your special day at the castle.

Queen Chipper

Come visit me, Chipper.

05/12/2014 12:31.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Grady
Oh, sweetheart, it has been way too long since we squawked! You certainly are the little birdie pot pie! Happy Hatchday and congratulations on being our greyt BOTD! Love and winghugs, CuBird and Miranda

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

05/12/2014 12:05.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Grady~
Congratulations! I am so very happy for you! I just know you are going to love having a day in the spotlight! Two days of celebrating is better than one day anytime!!
Your royal portrait is now hanging in the gallery on the calendar page for all to admire!
Royal Hugs ~ Sugar

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar and Pippo ready to celebrate Halloween!!BOO & The Calendar Page~October Birthstone is the Opal.

05/12/2014 11:40.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Grady
CONGRATS on winning BOTD! I hope you are having a fun day.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

05/12/2014 10:23.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations
on your BOTD win today, Grady. Have a fun filled day in the castle with Queen Chipper. Hugs, Falco and the boys

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Congrats to Kaji!, Peppino, Divo & Falco.

05/12/2014 10:01.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Grady
Congraulations on winning BOTD!

have a greyt one
be a good birdie
wings hugs and V4U
Your Pal, Oki

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

05/12/2014 09:38.39 AM Report This Comment  
  HI GRADY
CONGRATULATIONS ON WINNING BOTD. HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A SUPER FUN TIME CELEBRATING YOUR SPECIAL HONOR AT THE CASTLE TODAY WITH QUEEN CHIPPER.

LOVE CORI AND BOO BOO

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

05/12/2014 08:45.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Grady!
Congrats on BOTD!!
Left you a vote.

Ronnie Lee, Charlotte, NC.

05/12/2014 07:19.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, King Grady
Congratulations on BOTD. Here's a vote in celebration. No more fun way to eggstend the hatchday festivities than a day as royalty. Have a wonderful day at the Castle with Queen Chipper. Wing hugs, Pearl and Silver.

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

05/12/2014 05:05.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Congratulations !
Don't you love when a hatchday turns into a BOTD ! Two days of celebrating !

Come visit me, Cookie - LOOK ! It's a BIRD !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

05/12/2014 01:33.56 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi King Grady
Congrats on BOTD. Good to see a CAG in the spotlight.

Come visit me, Jetta.

05/12/2014 01:26.41 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Grady!
What a handsome boy you are! Congratulations on being chosen as BOTD! I hope you enjoy your special day!

Susan, Boiling Springs, SC.

05/12/2014 12:55.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Heya, Grady!
Happy Mother's Day to your Mom!

Stopping by with this very delicious and very large Hatchday cake made just for you by the lovely Lizzie herself! Plenty big for everyone of your flockily and friends to share in celebration on your special day! And it comes with big wishes for everything you could ever want and even more! Head scritches, treats, toys, and most important...lotsa love!

Happy Hatchday!
Wing hugs!
Kaji and Lizzie

Come visit me, Kaji ~ Vote JESSE #227428 BOTM in OCTOBER!.

05/11/2014 08:14.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Grady
Just wishing you a very HAPOPY HATCHDAY and many more. Enjoy.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

05/11/2014 08:09.56 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Grady
Sending lots of hatch day wishes your way
On your special day. Hope you have the best one yet and many more!
Your friend, Gus (Rip Chi chi)

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

05/11/2014 05:41.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Happy Hatch Day, Grady!
Wishing you lots of toys and treats on your special day! Have a Greyt one!
High 4- Picabo & flock!
PS- you sure are handsome!

Come visit me, Scion, Budgies, Kiwi & Button, Limon & Lima, Squeaky- Vote JESSE BOTM- 227428, Picabo- Happy Halloween! & Angel Alfie (RIP).

05/11/2014 03:24.06 PM Report This Comment  
  HI GRADY
FLYING BY TO WISH YOU A MOST HAPPY HATCHDAY. HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A BALL CELEBRATING ON YOUR SPECIAL DAY..

LOVE CORI AND BOO BOO

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

05/11/2014 11:44.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Grady~
Sugar here to perform the Hatchday Song just for you! Are you ready??

AHEM~
LA LA LA LA~~

Happy Hatchday to you! cha cha cha
Happy Hatchday to you! cha cha cha
Happy Hatchday dear, awesome, spectacular Grady!
Happy Hatchday to you! cha cha cha
And Many moooooooooore~CHA CHA CHA

I do hope your day is just perfect!
Hatchday hugs~

Come visit me, 10K Hall of Fame, BOTD ARCHIVES, Sugar and Pippo ready to celebrate Halloween!!BOO & The Calendar Page~October Birthstone is the Opal.

05/11/2014 11:08.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Hatchday Grady
Hope you get LOTS of attention, toys, and TREATS.
Polly

Come visit me, Polly; V4 Jesse 227428 BOTM; School time & Zippy; V4Jesse 227428 BOTM pretty leaves.

05/11/2014 09:43.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Hatchday
Hey Grady, hope your hatchday is filled with attention, toys, and great treats all for you today! Hugs, Falco and the boys

Come visit me, Gizmo, I miss you, sweet boy, Willie, Congrats to Kaji!, Peppino, Divo & Falco.

05/11/2014 07:24.24 AM Report This Comment  
  Happy Hatchday Grady !
Hope it's full of wonderful things - food, fun, family, food, friends and more food ! ! !
Cookie

Come visit me, Cookie - LOOK ! It's a BIRD !, BC Library Now Open & Fly with the angels my Sally.

05/11/2014 06:43.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Hey Grady!
Happy Hatch Day to youuuuuu! Hope you have a great day with lots of snuggles, toys, treats and a great big cake!
Love,
Raffikki

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

05/11/2014 06:29.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi, Grady
Happy 12th Hatchday. Hope it's your best ever. Here's a vote in celebration. May you have lots of treats, toys and attention. Happy Mother's day to your mom. Wing hugs, Pearl and Silver.

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

05/11/2014 05:14.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Grady!!
You little sweetie, you — peeking at your mom's calendar, noting it's my hatchday, then coming all the way over here to wish a happy one. Guess what? It worked! I had a really nice day with all sorts of extra privileges which really are my favorite hatchday present. I even got to stay up late and sit on mom's knee while she watched a short movie with Dad and Brother. I also finally got to have at a wicker toy I've been trying to get to for weeks now. It would get tucked clear in the back of the closet but I managed to sneak in there several time and start to pull it apart. Today it was presented to me with fanfare and hoopla. I was one happy Grey~Girl!

That's funny about you slamming bells to get attention. I love to go around to various cages that have bells hanging in or on them somewhere and working to disconnect them so they can then be dropped on the tile floor. They make a lovely racket when they hit!

Thanks again for the hatchday visit. You've made it an extra special day — you and that little beakie kiss you shared. The vote-wrapped prezzie was sweet too.

You're a dear friend, Grady.
Adoringly, K *v*

Come visit me, Kelly.

04/16/2014 08:46.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Merry, Merry Christmas, Grady!
to you and your wonderful Mom.

With love,
K *v*

Come visit me, Kelly.

12/25/2013 03:22.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Grady!
How I would've loved to have had more time with that keyboard. I KNOW I could've removed every single one of those letters as well as all the extra doo-dads and what not, but mom returned way too soon and interrupted that goal. I can well imagine that your talented beak could make some short work of a keyboard given the chance. Good work on the curtains. I like lace so I'm sure your added touch made them all the more attractive. Smooth move, giving mom a wolf whistle after being locked up. Stuff like that melts the parront's heart, doesn't it. I employ the little tongue-clicking sound I do back and forth with mom when we're playing. That seems to earn me a quicker pardon for my sins.

Are the twinkling Christmas lights at your house? The tree in the living room here looks oh so inviting to me. It's covered in ornaments that look oh so tempting to play with. Perhaps I shall get the chance to remove a few just as I did with the keyboard. I can only hope!

Thank you for stopping by. It's always a delight to chat with you.

Always your friend,
Kelly *v*

Come visit me, Kelly.

12/12/2013 04:33.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Grady!
I hope I haven't caught you just as you're getting ready to go night. I've had a dreadful time getting my typist to sit down and peck the keyboard on my behalf. I tried pecking it myself but that didn't work out too well. (see the picture on my page) The funny thing was when mom got the keys back on, she'd managed to get the 'm' and the 'n' reversed so believe it or not, she's asked me to pick those off for her again sometimes. My pleasure, I assure you.

Poor Cousin Tom; this is not his favorite month in the least. Do you know what he's really thankful for this holiday? Vegetarians!! Lucky for him, my mom's one so Tom doesn't have to worry about her hunting him down. He'd better watch out for the guys in this group though. They like that oven-roasted fowl. As for what cranberry sauce is, I haven't a clue. I see cranberries in my food bowl sometimes but there's never any sauce on them.

Sweet dreams my Greyt friend.

Kelly *v*

Come visit me, Kelly.

11/18/2013 05:56.45 PM Report This Comment  
  •H•A•P•P•Y• •H•A•T•C•D•A•Y•!!
... to YOU, Grady! I bet you sang to yourself all day long in celebration of this most important of days. If I knew how to sing, I'd have sung right along with you.

I hope that whatever it was you asked for today, it was yours. May all your wildest dreams come true in the year to come.

Kisses and a Hug from your Kelly~Bird

Come visit me, Kelly.

05/11/2013 07:24.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Thank you Grady!
You're just the sweetest Grey~Guy, coming by bright and early with BIG HATCHDAY wishes for me. I'm sure hoping I get lots of eats, treats, toys and privileges. So far, so good today; I'm here on the desk, marching all over the place having my way with the pens and desk stuff, tossing it all to the floor AND getting away with it. Oh, the joys of being the Hatchday Girl!

Thank you for your gift-wrapped vote and those wonderful wing hugs and beakie kisses. You've made my day extra special.

Happily your friend,
Kelly *v*

Come visit me, Kelly.

04/16/2013 10:12.47 AM Report This Comment  
  GRADY!!
I do believe you made me blush. That Valentine's kiss was very sweet. Thanks for being so generous!

Our friend Poirot is currently away from home on a little vacation with his Mama and some of his family. Pringle and Pepper did not go along this time. I don't know whether any lids were taken along for tossing but something tells me Poirot will improvise if he feels the need to fly and drop something on a target.

You are so silly! — "Who let the bird out ... who... who??" I can picture you singing this repeatedly. Not only is it a catchy little tune but it's sure to get you the attention you so rightly deserve! My latest favorite is "Cool, cool, cool", a favorite line of some of the men in this house after watching the sitcom "Community". Dad also thought it'd be funny to hear me say "Whatzuuuuup" so he dropped that one around whenever he was nearby and now I throw that one out there from time to time. My favorite talking is still mimicking his phone conversations with the oldest son in NC. "Hey Buddy, how's it goin'? ..."

I bet my mom would say your singing would be way more entertaining!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I always love hearing about what you're up to in life. Take care and keep on singing your heart out.

K *v*

Come visit me, Kelly.

03/03/2013 04:00.21 AM Report This Comment  
  •~~Happy Valentine's Day~~•
*Kelly offers Grady a conversation candy heart, one that reads -

YOU
ROCK

Come visit me, Kelly.

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