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ALL GROWN UP NOW !

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Here I am all grown up!!
Hi, My name is Uno and as you may remember, I was left at the door of a strangers home . Well that stranger is now my mom ! You may know her , her name is Rose and she has taken me in and given me a beautiful home with lot's of love , kids and lot's of other animals to romp around and play with. I am doing FANTASTIC ! I am very healthy, and my mom gives me the best food and the freshest treats. I see the doctor once a month just to make sure I stay that way ! I am a Male calico and as you may know, we are very rare ! 99% of us are Females. and I only weigh 2 pounds ! I hope that you all enjoyed this little update about me! you all have a beautiful day ! Hugs, Uno

  
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CEB2007 2/4/2012 10:21PM

    cute.

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SPOKENWORD 1/16/2012 9:27PM

    Sweet!!

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SASSY5468 1/16/2012 11:33AM

    Beautiful boy :)

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MISSLISA1973 1/15/2012 10:04PM

    What a happy, healthy kitty! Awww! emoticon

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CALICO_CHLOE 12/20/2011 11:21AM

    Ms Chloe my female calico says Purrrr-fect. I know there rare, 1 in 30,000 they say. A breeding male calico is almost considered impossible.

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LIBBYG7 11/14/2011 10:54AM

    I see now, why HE's so special. Never heard of a male calico....and so very beautiful. Will he grow much??

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QUEEN_REINA 11/5/2011 11:30PM

    What a DARLING!

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TAICHIDANCER 11/4/2011 10:07PM

    What are the genetics of male calicos? Rare indeed!

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ITSHOWYOULIVE 11/3/2011 11:11PM

    Hi Uno, thanks for hijacking your mommy's computer and letting us know about you. So glad that you were left with someone who would love you. You are indeed a very special kitty. It was nice to meet you.

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SUEWORTHY 11/2/2011 1:47PM

    How handsome! Thank you for sharing such uplifting news.
Sue.

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THETURTLEBEAR 11/1/2011 12:12PM

    ADORABLE!

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RSSSLHB 11/1/2011 7:04AM

    emoticonhe is so cute emoticon

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KINEPS 10/31/2011 5:36PM

  Hi Uno - it's wonderful that such a caring person took you in and gave you a warm, safe, happy home. Good thing you were left on HER doorstep!!

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MEXGAL1 10/30/2011 10:45PM

    What a cutie. reminds me of the cat that sat on my lap on Hydra Island in Greece. You can see a photo of it on my blog titled Hydra Island.

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SPARKINGINMASS 10/30/2011 10:11PM

    aww he is so cute!

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MSLZZY 10/30/2011 9:51PM

    What a beautiful cat! You are so lucky to have him! HUGS!

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DDOORN 10/30/2011 7:43PM

    Calico's are such affectionate cats...we've had a number of them. Our present calico "adopted" us several years ago. I found her in my car one morning curled up in the seat sleeping. We were looking for a Siamese at the time so I shooed her away.

When I came home there she sat in the driveway waiting for me.

Who could resist? :-)

Don

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JOANNS4 10/30/2011 6:31PM

    What a little sweetie.

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TILLIEBEE 10/30/2011 5:19PM

    Dear Uno,
You're adorable! And, super lucky!
Happy life ahead for you!
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SUGARSMOM2 10/30/2011 5:18PM

  yes you are rare . a very pretty baby . Am happy you have a good home . Homes are hard to find and so many are put off to starve or get mauled by animals . Happy you have a forever home .

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KARIDIAN1 10/30/2011 4:42PM

    Uno- You are looking good. Stay at a healthy weight so you don;t have to join Spark Kitties! I had heard or read that mail Calicos are rare. You are a lucky kitty to have such a wonderful mom.

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SMARTCOOKIE518 10/30/2011 3:18PM

   

UNO you are a beautiful boy. how blessed are you to have such a great mom!


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BEFIT014 10/30/2011 3:01PM

    Aww...Such a sweet kitty!
I have 4 cats, all rescued from the streets. They make the most loving pets ever!

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DANA564 10/30/2011 2:31PM

    Awww, so sweet! Your mom is pretty sweet too!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/30/2011 2:28PM

    You lucky dog! Oops I mean cat!! LOL. You are looking good and it sounds like you have it made. here's a treat you might like. emoticon

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NANA2THREEGIRLS 10/30/2011 2:20PM

    I have a female calico that was dropped on my door step a year ago too! hmm Her name is Freddie and she is doing fine too!

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THISISPRIVATE 10/30/2011 1:57PM

    What a little sweet heart!

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BOVEY63 10/30/2011 1:36PM

    Welcome to your new family - you are a beauty!

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PHEBESS 10/30/2011 1:12PM

    What a cutie!!!!!!!

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HGSGUY 10/30/2011 1:02PM

    We have an adopted calico (female). She is NOT 2 pounds and needs to log onto Spark Kittie!

We are special friends. She lived at the cat shelter my wife works at for more than 2 years. She doesn't like people, and will gently bite them, which is why her name is Nibbles! I am not much of a cat person (although we have 4), so it stands to reason that Nibbles and I would become best friends! She jumps up on my lap and purrs for awhile. She wont go near anyone else.

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WATERMELLEN 10/30/2011 12:40PM

    You know, UNO, that you are a very pretty kitty!!

So glad that you found an excellent home!

Charlie the golden retriever

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PUDLECRAZY 10/30/2011 12:25PM

    Dear Uno,


You are indeed unusual and distinguished being a lovely tricolored calico cat. And how fortunate that you found your forever family and are growing up health.

I found my forever family last year at Christmas. I was starving and my hair was falling out. Now I am strong with sleek hair and rippling muscles. I am a very pretty Siamese mix.

~ Luna

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GERIKRAGH 10/30/2011 12:24PM

    Hi. I am Bill, a cat that saved a person. WE have a lot in common. I was an orphan too. Now I have a wonderful family and the job in my life is to sit on my grandma's lap and pelt her with my claws. Don't worry, I am gentle. I have long hair and love to be petted.

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A Labor of love on labor day!

Monday, September 05, 2011

Today is a day that I will NEVER forget!
We went to the beach today hoping for a nice, somewhat quite, day. I packed stuff for a barbecue and all of the kids were excited to be able to go and try out their new boogie boards . The surf was really high and very strong! Perfect for this kind of stuff right?
Well all of this came to a screeching halt as we were walking down to the beach. As we were walking, this lady comes towards me and says to me , you see that person out in the water? I looked and way out was this person all I could see was the head and it kept going under and then surfacing again. I sent her for help and I jumped into action! I was able to pull him out and give him the help he needed. He was to tired to swim towards shore and between the waves and the power that they create . The waves would push him towards the shore and then take him back out and he got tired out and couldn't go anymore.
The man is alright Thank you JESUS! And I am whooped! After all of the excitement, he was able to join us all for dinner! We were not going to go to the beach in the beginning. We were going to just stay home and grill and swim in the pool. Thank God that I was in the right place at the right time. Life is so precious! And you never know when you are needed. We have to think the same way about our Spark Friends! We are all so far apart from each other and the only way we will know if one of us needs another is by staying in contact with each other either by spark mail, personal e-mail, or by phone if that's the case.
You ALL are so precious to me and if there is anything you ever need, I am here for YOU! Anytime you all are out and about, please Remember the other guy! always keep your eyes and ears open 'cause you never know when the other guy may need you! I Love you all and I hope you had a blessed holiday and I hope you have a wonderful week! HUGS, Your friend Rose emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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GRANNYQUINN 5/30/2012 10:05PM

    You are an ANGEL!

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LIBBYG7 11/14/2011 10:52AM

    What a wonderful and inspiring story! Goes to show.....you never know what each day brings. Thank God you were there at the right time and place.

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ROZEEROZ1 9/23/2011 4:28AM

    You did a well done job
Thank you Jesus for giving my Sis the wisdom,strength and protection to save a life.
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JMARIES51 9/22/2011 11:19PM

    Wonderful, thanks for sharing. You definitely were doing angel's work.

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SHARON10002 9/22/2011 10:34PM

    Wow, what an amazing story! God must have been with you all the way.

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LJCANNON 9/21/2011 12:50AM

    emoticonThank emoticonYou!! emoticon

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RICHILA 9/19/2011 11:25AM

    What a blessing to be there when needed and to have the skills needed!

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DOODLELU 9/19/2011 10:37AM

    Amazing! And how awesome that you knew what to do and were physically able to do it! What a memory for not only you, but your kids as well. They have a great example in you!
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WILDFIREKRISTIN 9/19/2011 9:33AM

    Have to vote this up!!! You remind us how quickly everything we take for granted could be gone in a second. If spark people had a hero award darling lady it would be given to you! Wow, I am so lucky to call you my friend!!! emoticon

God is so full of blessings and you were called upon this day to give and receive one and each of us reading this will take time today to thank God for our blessings and feel warm in our hearts for this beautiful message!

I love being a sparker and having friends like you to count on for life's little blessings!

Hugs,

Kris
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KNITLEIGH 9/16/2011 12:39AM

    What a wonderful blessing to be in the right place at the right time! Often it's not so obvious, but many times we are in the right place at the right time.......

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PATTIE441 9/15/2011 8:01PM

    Wow!! What a hero you are!! Yes we all need heroes in our lives, and to be heroes too. You never know when it is going to be needed, whether it's at the beach, shopping, sparking or anywhere. You are awesome and amazing and thank you so much for your awesome and inspiring blog and words. I feel truly blessed that you have come into my life. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Woo Hoo! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TEXASFILLY 9/15/2011 6:09PM

    WOW! You were that man's angel no doubt! Indeed you are an amazing woman, Rose. So glad we found each other. God bless you~ *hugs* BB~

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MSLZZY 9/12/2011 8:57PM

    How incredible that you were there but I think God had a hand in this! You are a hero and the world needs more people like you! HUGS!

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INFLATED 9/11/2011 4:42PM

    That's amazing! I used to like to watch Rescue 9ll for just that reason.

My father was a game warden and patroled a lake. My Mom would signal him with an orange towel hung over our porch railing if he needed to come in off the lake for something important.

We had a neighbor that ran a bar. She thought my Dad had turned her in for bootlegging and was not friendly to us. Her grandson was swimming with some other kids. He got on an innertube, but he didn't know how to swim. The wind took him away from the shore and he was trying to paddle back toward the shoreline, when he either went through the center of the innertube or it flipped him into the water. My Mom heard the kids screaming for help. She went to the lake and found out what happened and ran to the house and called the sheriff and hung out the orange towel over the porch railing.

My Dad stripped of his clothes except for his socks T shirt and undershorts and went looking for the boy. The kids were off by many feet of the place he went under and he drowned. The state police found the body in about ten feet of water using grapling hooks.

Cars stopped along the road upon hearing the kids yelling for help. One woman had the gall to get mad at my Dad for stripping to his underwear in public. After that, the woman that owned the bar had a whole new attitude toward our family.

I never felt the same about swimming there again. Sometimes things would fall out of peoples' boats or off their docks and if I found a flip flop or a shoe along the shoreline, I wondered if it was his.

May God reward you richly for your courage.

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SHAPNUP 9/11/2011 3:11PM

    Rose, you are a gift! Thanks for sharing this beautiful experience and reminding us all to do what we can for our each other. Wow. People living what they believe. emoticon

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SUEO451 9/10/2011 4:43PM

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Fantastic!

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WATERMELLEN 9/9/2011 8:54PM

    You are a hero!! In the right place at the right time to participate in a miracle!

So nice to hear from you on my page with your kind comments and goodie: thank you!!

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DZFIT4LIFE 9/9/2011 8:38PM

    Amazing story, and AMAZING YOU!! It’s so awesome what you did, and you must be on cloud 9!!! emoticon!!!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/9/2011 1:24PM

    As a trauma nurse and coronary nurse I saved a lot of lives and it something you never forget. It's a very special moment in your life you will always remember and cherish. Good job!!

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IMNOTSTOPPIN 9/9/2011 12:48PM

    My gosh! What an awesome miracle that took place. God put the right person there at the right time to save that man. Your blog truly blessed me! I've added you as a Spark buddy . . . emoticon

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REALLYGOTTALOSE 9/9/2011 9:16AM

    What an amazing story !! It just shows GOD's power... It shows how he used u to save this man then again to inspire us to look out for eachother.. Completely awesome.. But hey.. Our God is an Awesome God !! :) And you are pretty great yourself.. to be able to save a life, and in turn change a life.. and to think of all the people you affected.. all his loved ones.. your loved ones.. us.. its just overwhelming :)

God Bless You !

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DEBBIEG8S 9/8/2011 9:37AM

    God will put you where you are needed. You showed great courage to offer to sacrifice your life to save a stranger, God must have a purpose for that young man.

Thank you for adding me as a SparkFriend I also added you as a Friend too.

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LEAH-MARIE58 9/7/2011 8:21PM

    Praise the LORD you were there and knew what to do ! And not afraid to do it ! What a glorious feeling you must have had after it was all over. And the emotions the man was feeling afterwards. I just can't imagine.

I feel the same way about my SparkFriends. You said it so perfectly.

Many {{{HUGS}}}to you !
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PUDLECRAZY 9/7/2011 6:18AM

    Oh my goodness! It is wonderful that you were able to rescue him, but I am very grateful that YOU are alive! Ocean rescue can be particularly dangerous. What a day you had - no wonder you are whooped!

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EDWARDS1411 9/6/2011 9:50PM

    WOW - talk about being in the right place at the right time! Thanks so much for sharing your story - this is a very inspiring blog!!!
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OZARKMARY 9/6/2011 8:00PM

    emoticonGod is good! Glad you followed your idea to go to the beach. We never know when we will be asked to help out. I agree that our friendships on here are guided. Love your background picture. I've added you to my Friends also. Best of luck on your weightloss journey. WE/ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 9/6/2011 5:35PM

    Rose what a wonderful inspiring story .You were an angel to that man .God blessed him by sending you to the beach, what a wonderful thing you accomplished .I love your outlook .One of my favourite quotes is :Friends are angels who lift our feet when our own wings have trouble remembering how to fly. hugs,Cheri

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TWINSFITBY40 9/6/2011 5:02PM

    Rose, You are a great role model for your children as well as those around you. I am so glad that you paid attention to God's voice in your head telling you to take action. You did something courageous and you put yourself in harms' way to save someone you could barely see. May God continue to bless your heart with such angelic kindness. Wow I'd like to be around you when I am dealing with a crisis. emoticon emoticon

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MINDFULFILLNESS 9/6/2011 4:59PM

    That's amazing! How wonderful you were able to help him. Thanks for sharing with us!
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MAREANNIE 9/6/2011 2:55PM

    God's Blessings to you. You were where you needed to be when you needed to be there. Thank God.

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BOVEY63 9/6/2011 2:14PM

    My mom's favorite phrase is "God's Timing" and it sure fit perfectly in your day.

I always say that SP is God-send in my life, and every day someone here reminds just how true this is.

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HEARTOLOVE 9/6/2011 2:07PM

    Wow!! do you live in Florida? I do too. But I'm not a very strong swimmer...
You gotta watch those rip currents!! God had you in the right place at the right time!! He was really blessed by your presence!!I'm sure he is soo grateful that you were there!!!


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SHARON-MARIE 9/6/2011 12:20PM

  WOW!!! I'm so glad that Our Lord put you there on the beach to help that man!



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CHANGINGSAM 9/6/2011 9:00AM

    emoticon Rose!

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RSSSLHB 9/6/2011 7:41AM

    God bless you! God is emoticonGod put you there emoticon

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MARVEEME 9/5/2011 11:55PM

    God blessed you all today. It was not his time to be called back, but there is a lesson for all involved. Thank you for recognizing and responding to His call today. You will be forever blessed!

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DUSTYSBUMMER 9/5/2011 10:25PM

    Thank God you were there to help save that man's life. What a wonderful thing you did!

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CHIPOMP 9/5/2011 10:03PM

    OMG! Thank God you were in the right place at the right time.
I haven't heard from you, I hope you are doing okay. I have left you a couple of e-mails. Get back to me.

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CHERYLSBUTT 9/5/2011 9:55PM

    You are amazing and I am grateful you had the courage, strength and well being to help someone.
God bless you!

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Walk 2 for Andrea ( AHOGDES7 )

Friday, August 19, 2011

Have you or someone you know been affected by cancer in one form or another? I have lost both of my parents and others to this and do not want to see another person go through this again. I give to the American cancer society every month and I recently vowed to take 2 extra hours a week and walk for Andrea and the thousands of others that have been affected by cancer. How many of you will dedicate 2 hours a week for this cause? Andrea is a SURVIVOR !! And with our dedication and support , we will not have to hear..... you have CANCER. Thank you, Rose emoticon

  
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DZFIT4LIFE 9/9/2011 8:39PM

    Lost my Mom to it, just 1 year ago. emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 9/6/2011 5:37PM

    I lost my dear MIL to cancer .I have a spinal injury but I will do my best to walk for cancer .I too give to the cancer society.

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SUNNY332 9/5/2011 1:35PM

    What a tribute!!

BTW - got your note about the birds. Do take photos and post them if you have time.

Sunny

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FLORIDASUN 9/2/2011 8:30AM

    I just lost my VERY best friend to colon cancer last December. Cancer is the DEVIL!

I personally think it is the result of our HORRIBLE eating. The big foodies have tempted us into eating FAKE food full of terrible carcigens, and chemicals all for the sake of saving time in preparation.

I think they should be hung from the gallows! Be careful what you choose to eat, the more I research our 'so called food' in modern society the more convinced I am that we are killing our own beautiful selves with each bite of garbage we put in our bodies!

It might take a little longer to prep REAL food but it's SO worth the time invested to keep your body in the best shape that you can~don't you agree? emoticon

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CRAZYGAGRANNY 8/26/2011 9:03PM

    Rose I too lost my sister to cancer. It shows no mercy. I walk for charities here and will continue to turn in my donations and volunteer my time for events when ever I am needed.

Thanks for the blog my friend. I too am a cancer SURVIVOR! 12 years now!


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LKWQUILTER 8/25/2011 10:13PM

    I will try to walk too.

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ALICERIEGER 8/19/2011 10:30AM

    I certainly will try.

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Dollie Dolittle

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Thought you all enjoy this photo. Her name is Dollie Dolittle and she is one of my babies. She is an AKC beagle and she walk's with me everyday. Dollie is five years old. She was given to me by my best friend who is a professional tennis player.She could no longer take care of her 'cause she travels all over the world. So she asked me if I would take her and of course... enjoy!

  
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DZFIT4LIFE 9/9/2011 8:40PM

    Such a sweet precious baby you have there! That face - too cute for words!!!! emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 9/6/2011 5:38PM

    She is gorgeous .I love dogs ! (I have been known to put a hat on my dog True )

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FLORIDASUN 9/2/2011 8:25AM

    She is a cutie patootie and you are a wonderful friend to adopt her! Viva Dollie! Oh..and I still think the hat is ridicuolous...but I say that in the kindest way! emoticon

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CHANGINGSAM 8/18/2011 3:19PM

    Cute!

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PMFISH 8/18/2011 1:54PM

    Thanks for sharing.

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BECCAJ98 8/18/2011 1:40PM

    So cute!!

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MARVEEME 8/18/2011 11:48AM

    Who could turn down such a request with a face like that? Awwww.

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TONI501 8/18/2011 10:25AM

    Very cute Rose!

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The birds and I

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A lot of you are interested in the birds that I have. Yes I have a lot of birds! 2000 to be exact! I am a breeder/trainer. I have had birds all my life since I was 5 years old. When I was 5 my grandmother bought me a parakeet and that got the ball rolling for me! I saved up my allowance and bought another parakeet. I taught that little guy how to talk and to do a couple of tricks. I was then hooked! I then bought a book on parakeets and my grandmother would read it to me. I would save all the money that I would get and put it towards birds. I then would get another pair of birds like love birds and so on. My grandfather would take me in the woodshop and we would make nest box's. Eventually I was doing these things on my own. I started breeding birds and taking babies from one clutch and putting them with babies from another clutch from another family and eventually I got to where I am today. I make all of my own cages, aviaries, nest box's, bird toys, hand feeding formula, and mind you, the hand feeding formula is all different depending on the type of bird and the requirements of that bird. Some need more protein then others. your larger birds like the macaws ( jacob my blue and gold macaw in the photo) These birds have a longer life span then the average person! they live over a 100 years!! I also go into the schools and educate the children about these birds because what they see when they see them is that they are beautiful! and I say yes they are beautiful but there's a lot more to these birds then just there beauty! The first thing I say is research, research, research! because these birds take 150% of your time, and they are very costly, and the food and supplies are very costly. A 50# bag of cockatiel food is $60. ! And that only last's a week maybe! Being that these birds live such a long time , you also have to make provisions for them. And the person or people who will be taking over the care of these birds, will #1 want too and #2 research! My children will be taking over after me. My youngest is 6 and my oldest is 14 and they love all the birds and they work and learn right beside me !! I hope you all enjoyed this little bit about my life ! and if you all have any questions at all, please don't be shy! Ask away!! love you all, Rose P.S I Just want to throw a little ' FYI ' in here too. most of a birds strength is in their necks and in your exotic birds like these, they have 450#'s of pressure per square in.in their beaks ! And they can take your fingers off! and they have a need to chew and can be very destructive!! Rose

  
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JOYCECAIN 1/28/2014 7:58AM

    Where do you put all these birds? It is interesting. I do not know how you have time for everything including all your spark teams.

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TEALHAWK 8/24/2013 3:10PM

  Thank you Rose. How interesting! We have had canaries (3) one had a black cap of long feathers on its head we called that one Cappy. The others werw Sunshine and Buttercup.

Later as our kids were older we had been given a cocketiel and we named it Snoshoe. I loved snoshoe and before we had to get him a new home he learned to say pretty birdie. At that time we had a foster care home and had a couple of people (men) that kept poking at him when they thought they could get away with it so he got mean with everyone. I was so sad. Later we did end up rescuing 2 more. One in Florida came to us and ended up in our garage. That one we named Maui. He never did stop bitting.Thenwe bought a little crippled footed one her name was Launi. Then we came back to Michigan and there was one runningand flying a bit down the middle of the road. We named that one Kaui. The pet store wanted Kaui and a good friend of ours fell in love with Launi and Maui and they seemed to have a mutual feeling for our friend. So our friend took them.
But birds and animals seem to like our family. And do come to us!

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HAPPY_HEN 1/29/2013 10:31PM

    It's a labor of love, to be sure!!! I'm so glad to hear that you're also sharing your love of birds and their care with others... If it saves just one bird from mistreatment, it will have been all worth it.

{{{Hugs}}} Hen

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INFLATED 1/11/2013 12:11AM

    Interesting stuff! We had a pair of parakeets when I was a teenager. I have had different types of animals over the years, but usually one or two at a time.

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BOHEMIANCAT 12/22/2012 10:50AM

    That is so interesting Rose! As I said on your page my Great Uncle was a bird breeder. I enjoyed the parakeets, but did not get the bug like you did.
I love all animals, like you, but am more into cats. I used to breed Siamese... that was in another life. Now I have a new life with a great husband and two rescue kitties.
Linda

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TWEETYKC00 5/30/2012 5:20AM

    I am glad that you help educate people about these wonderful animals. I used to have parakeets for years and I love birds of all kinds. I wish I could have birds like you do, they are so active and smart.

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SWDESERTLOVER 5/3/2012 10:01PM

    This is really awesome. I used to have cockatiels, my oldest one lived around 16 years. I have a sister in Florida who used to own a pet shop in Jupiter and she used to bring all her babies home in her van every night and hand feed them. Wow, it was such a job. She also has a cockatoo named Kiwi that she's had for about 25 years. I really love birds, but just don't have the time to devote to them right now with everything else going on in my love. Love your blog though and thanks for let me know about it.

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ELIZACG9 4/16/2012 10:18AM

    You are a nice lady to take them into the schools........educational.


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LIVINGFREE19 4/9/2012 5:23PM

    Interesting blog!
We had a Double Yellow head parrot when I was a kid.
I remember him snapping my dads small shirt button one time with no problem with his beak.

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KARIDIAN1 4/5/2012 8:09PM

    Rose,
Thanks for suggesting I read this blog. You really are dedicated to your birds and their care. We had a Severe Macaw for many years. Shannon was a character for sure.



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VICIOUS421 4/5/2012 2:00AM

    Wow, I learned a lot by reading your blog that I didn't know about birds!!!! Thank you for the really Awesome information!!!!!
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LOVETOLAUGH56 11/27/2011 5:56PM

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Amazing. I don't see where you have the time to do it all. You must never sleep.

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MEPLUSFOUR77 9/27/2011 1:10PM

    Thanks so much for sharing! I have a great love for birds as well! I would love to have a green cheek conure and my dream bird is an African gray! I would love to see more pics of your birds if you have time!
God Bless
Heather

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AWESOMECAROL55 9/21/2011 12:51PM

    Wow..very interesting Rose...I have had cockatiels, lovebirds, parrotlets, budgies, and a Sun Conure! I have a friend that raises birds..she doesn't have nearly what you have but raises very sweet hand fed smaller birds..lovebirds, budgies, parrotlets etc. Well..nice to meet you Rose..bird people are good people!!

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SHAPNUP 9/18/2011 6:05PM

    Very interesting. Wow. With that many birds, your bills (no pun intended) must be astronomical. Best of luck to your and your feathered friends!

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TEXASFILLY 9/15/2011 6:32PM

    What an interesting life you lead, Rose! It was great to learn more about your birds. Ironically, Mother said my first word was "bird" when I was a babe~ even tho' we didn't have a parakeet at the time. From about age 12 on we always had parakeets. Thanks for sharing. *hugs* BB~

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HANNAHV 9/12/2011 8:27AM

    Great blog! very informative and your love for our Feathered Friends are clear.

Keep up the good work and thank YOU for taking such good care of God's critters.

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DZFIT4LIFE 9/9/2011 8:44PM

    I love birds too! ;) emoticon It’s great that you shared all this! emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 9/6/2011 5:50PM

    Oh I am fascinated.God must have sent you to add me as a friend because I have always loved birds .I bow to your much grreater knowledge though I have only had budgies. My husband rescued a blue budgie before she was sucked into the jet intake at the military airport one of the crew wanted to feed her to his snake, Al said no he would take her home to his wife and daughter and that is how hangar Hilary came to live with us !This was an amazing blog and I would love to hear more ! emoticon Cheri

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HICKOK-HALEY 9/2/2011 11:30PM

    That's nice that you have been into birds for so long, and that you are teaching your children as well. I bet the kids at school love it when you visit!

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LKWQUILTER 8/26/2011 6:20AM

    Rose, you need to educate our youngest daughter. DeAnna has 7 parrots, and 3 other larger birds (cockatiels I think), 5 dogs, and 1 cat (that I know about). Oh, I forgot, she has 2 baby birds that she has to hand feed (don't really understand about that). We tease her when we go visit her, telling her we decided to visit the zoo. You have a really demanding "job/hobby". I know it takes an awful lot of time/energy to tend to all those birds.

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BECCAJ98 8/17/2011 12:06PM

    Birds are awesome animals! My aunt has several and been breeding her love birds. I got to watch some of the newborns for a week....amazing how quickly they grow!

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SHALIBIBI 8/16/2011 2:36PM

  I love birds too! It is awesome that you go into the schools,I bet the kids love it. emoticon

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KBEHUNE 8/16/2011 2:09PM

    I've raised 2 from birds from babies - a cockatiel (who died a few years back) and a cockatoo (who I had to give away). I still have a cockatiel and a parakeet today. I have had birds also since I was little. I wouldn't know a home that didn't have a bird in it!

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CHIPOMP 8/16/2011 11:30AM

    Wow. I bet they keep you very busy. I had a friend who used to do bird rescues and she had an average of 10 birds. I loved to go to her house and talk to the birds.

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TONI501 8/16/2011 10:27AM

    That was very interesting. Thanks for sharing, now I know little more about you. Your emoticon.

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