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Imagevic
Jan 18, 2014 1:25 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
I do that here too Sharon Thumbs up Where's the thumbs??? Whistling
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ImageSharon
Jan 18, 2014 1:55 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Drives me nuts.
ImageMaryE
Jan 18, 2014 2:12 PM CST
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
Be yourself, you can be no one else
Larry, I'm glad to hear that PT was all that your shoulder needed. I hope the same for my hip. Another online acquaintance had a shoulder injury which resulted in a frozen shoulder joint, had surgery and PT, said the PT sessions were the worst pain she had ever experienced, and she has several children and had major surgery for other things twice! As I told my Hubby this morning, just after I had finished my stretching exercises, I'm paying good money for this self inflicted pain and want to get my money's worth. I really should have started last fall.

JB, I'm not sorry I asked about your birds, it is very interesting and yes, please, we would love to see some pictures. Several years ago I met a lady who was a large (not fat, just big) person with a tough, don't mess with me attitude. She was in charge of running the vet check at endurance rides, supervising several volunteers and keeping everything moving smoothly when we came in off the trail for vet checks and timed rest periods before going down the trail again. (Endruance riding is like a marathon done on horseback. Some (like me) just kept a moderate pace all day, others were racing.) Nobody messed with her. One day I asked her what she did for a living, expecting her to say she was a bouncer at a bar as I had imagined her to be. Nope, she raised and sold high end tropical birds, hand fed, tame and gentle, just like you did. What a surprise! Proved once again that you can't tell just by looking at people.

Sharon, be careful, don't catch Ashley's germs!
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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ImageSharon
Jan 18, 2014 2:18 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Thanks Mary, but I think I don't sit still long enough for a germ to take up residence.

Vacuum time. I love this little vac.
Remember when I was ready to toss it?
ImageJB
Jan 18, 2014 3:51 PM CST
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey
JBsBirdsandMore.com
Vic, it is good to know there are responsible bird owners out there besides me. I have always had my birds in my Will because they will certainly outlive me. (the thumbs up is certainly missed here..you are right Sharon). Thumbs up This will have to do.

Mary, funny you should mention horses. I too spent much of my younger life in the world of horses. Horse Shows, Breeding, Horse Races, we did it all. I put my daughter up when she was 4 and by the time she was 16 she was in the finals at Madison Sq. Garden NYC and was one of the top 21 riders in the country. Now she is the Equine Specialist for the Dept. of Agriculture here in New Jersey. She is at a Dressage Show at the Horse Park today. Working. If you have time you may want to take a look at where I spent much of my time volunteering before I decided it was easier to do the membership and other work I did there at home, especially as I got older. I still attend the big International Event in May called the Jersey Fresh. Horses and People from many countries attend and those animals are just fabulous. But then, I love horses almost as much as birds. Birds are easier to keep clean too. Rolling on the floor laughing Sharon, KY has a big event just before our Jersey Fresh that many of the horses come here when it is over. They get points to go on to the Olympics in some cases. Many of the riders are on the USA Olympic team. Here I go again, rambling. Here is the website for the Horse Park. http://www.horseparkofnewjersey.com Take a tour and enjoy.

Gunny is the DYH Amazon. He was a gift to my deceased husband as a companion bird while he was home terminally ill with lung cancer. My husband was a Major in the USMC, thus the name Gunny Sgt. As you can see on the bottom shot he is a real devil bird. Always into something when he is not eating or sleeping. Seldom just sits and talks. He gets off the cage and runs after the dog, etc.


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ImageKyWoods
Jan 18, 2014 4:03 PM CST
Name: Renée
Northern KY
He's so cute--and handsome! I used to enjoy the parrots at the pet store where I worked. We had an African Grey that was there so long that we all got attached to him, and some of us cried when he was finally sold.
Tell me, JB, are all birds messy? I had parakeets, and they flung food and feathers far and wide. I miss their happy chatter, though. I thought about getting some finches, though I've never had those. My apartment is probably too cold for birds, though. I keep it between 65 and 68 in the winter.
ImageJB
Jan 18, 2014 6:08 PM CST
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey
JBsBirdsandMore.com
I have five birds in a room and the floor gets cleaned daily. The only one that is a messy bird is the sun conure and she is because she is a cripple and only hangs on the side of the cage instead of perching. She poops on the side of the cage but I keep bounty in and on her cage so she does not get too much outside the cage. I will show you her. She is a beauty. You would never know she was born with a displaced hip. I tried to have the vet fix it but he could not. So, she became the Farm Alarm and her name is Tweeter. i would never sell an imperfect bird. Her parents would eat the eggs as fast as they were laid. I had to take the eggs immediately after the hen laid it and put it in an incubator and hatch them all and handfeed from day one. I am an old pro at day one hand feeding babies. They are mighty small but they are so adorable.
Tweeter
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Baby suns almost ready to be sold
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Same two babies a few weeks before the above picture. They grow fast and they go from scraggly to beautiful in no time. They had it pretty good at my bird farm. All the babies slept in warm fuzzy places with stuffed toys. They were so happy they never missed their mommy.
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ImageSharon
Jan 18, 2014 6:20 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
That is absolutely so sweet and beautiful.
More, I want to know more.
Imagevic
Jan 18, 2014 6:54 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
LOVE the colors - they are so beautiful!
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ImageLarryR
Jan 18, 2014 8:11 PM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA
Keep 'em coming, JB!
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
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ImageKyWoods
Jan 18, 2014 8:23 PM CST
Name: Renée
Northern KY
Awww! What a great bird Mommy you are!
ImageLarryR
Jan 18, 2014 10:12 PM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA
Wilma just came to me with an oft-used exclamation at our house: "You'll never guess what Oliver did now!" She directed me to the kitchen, where only a few minutes before, a pineapple upside down cake that she baked earlier today sat on the counter covered with tinfoil. The tinfoil was neatly pushed aside and the plate, still on the counter, was empty. He had eaten the whole cake! Nary a crumb left anywhere. We're keeping an eye on him in case he gets sick. That's not very likely, though. He has a cast iron digestive system.
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
As a gardener: When planning for a year, I plant corn. When planning for decades, I plant trees. When planning for life, I train and educate people.


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ImageSharon
Jan 18, 2014 10:37 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
I think Oliver could be the star of his own TV show. A Reality Show, a series, they are pretty popular now. And the theatre there, Larry, Oliver could no doubt make his debut in that theatre. You know a lot of people, check it out. You might have a blank check right there living in your house eating pineapple upside down cake. Think of it! With Oliver pulling in the dough, y'all could take a cruise every month!
Oliver, the Incredible!!
ImageKyWoods
Jan 18, 2014 10:40 PM CST
Name: Renée
Northern KY
Oh, I'd be so mad....if he wasn't so darned cute! An yes, concerned for his health, but he probably won't suffer any ill effects from that.
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ImageMaryE
Jan 18, 2014 11:11 PM CST
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
Be yourself, you can be no one else
He might have a sugar high though.... and you could call him Orbiting Oliver!
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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Imagevic
Jan 19, 2014 4:25 AM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
We had a black lab many years ago that ate an entire pumpkin pie - on Thanksgiving day no less. Fortunately, we had extra pies. Whistling

Good Morning!

28 and will get to around 50 today.
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SunnyBorders
Jan 19, 2014 11:33 AM CST
Name: Charlie
Aurora, Ontario, Canada
Zone 5a
Larry, didn't note.
Glad shoulder business cleared up.

In my case was never a problem area, but now still getting new shoulder physio exercises after July dislocation.

Very pretty birds, JB.
Easy to see those birds have colour vision and the Sunshine/Oliver crowd do not.

Oliver: not "bad to the bone", just young and carefree.
Still glad, after this deed, that you're keeping an eye on him, Larry.

I like "Orbiting Oliver", Mary.
Couldn't come up with anything better, but Oliver's outstanding, outrageous and he is out of this world.
And then there's Sunshine.
They just live life in the fast lane!

Were intending to go to a movie this afternoon, but a snow storm is apparently coming.
Fun!

Below: six months ago.
Happy we don't have wait another whole six months.

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Imagevic
Jan 19, 2014 12:27 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Charlie - what a beautiful bouquet of flowers Lovey dubby Stay safe in that snow storm!
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Imagemcash70
Jan 19, 2014 12:40 PM CST
Name: Margaret
BC, Can.
vic wrote:Charlie - what a beautiful bouquet of flowers Lovey dubby Stay safe in that snow storm!


Hurray! I agree I agree
ImageSharon
Jan 19, 2014 12:48 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Great picture, Charlie!! I can hardly wait for the real thing.

I've been kept busy by the threads attached to The Bean article on ATP, most fun I've had in a long time! Did you see the number of comments, Vic? On a simple little subject that I thought would get no attention. Funny how that happens, it reminds me of the thread that brought us all together back in the DG days . . . remember, Charlie, I think it was the Hawthorne Tree article. Sometimes a simple topic can take on new life, one of its own.

And it's so freakin' cold again, I might never get warm. The day is gorgeous but I've been cold since Friday when I ran to Paducah in 20 degree weather to get Ashley's Rx filled. Seems like the cold crept into my bones and never let go.

Y'all check in so I know everybody's OK. All this cold and snow worry me.

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