My Favorite Kids

I haven't been "blogging" long enough, to have anyone know why I sign my blog's as,
Aunt Debbie.
It's because of three really great kids.
Austin James (my Godson) his older sister Alexandria and his younger sister Madison,
are special enough to me to call them my own, actually, their mom and dad offered to send the older
two home with me, on more than one occasion, when they were growing up!
Austin is getting ready to graduate from college, Alexandria is in her twenties, and after graduating from college, has a great job and is in love. Madison is in high school.
We don't get to spend much time together these days, but, when we talk, these sweeties call me
"Aunt Debbie".

Ivie and Lexi

Sun, wonderful sun, it seems you have been gone for days..............shine on me!

My blogging pal N. helped me tweak a few things on "Dogsticksandfeathers" today. Thanks N.

I have to do 2 "potty breaks" to help my friend out today!

Let me explain!

D. and T. have a new puppy "Lexi" and another dog, "Ivie". While D. is working, today, my job is to let the puppy and her older "sister" out for a potty break...............knowing how I have fun at almost everything I do, I took pictures of these darling dogs while I was there!

I am hoping that D. and T. will both be surprised!

Coco and Limey

A few years ago, I decided that I wanted to get
some birds. I didn't know what kind. So, I had to
do some homework and figure it out. After
several bird shows around Atlanta and lots of
info finding.........
I went to a local pet store and was pretty sure
that I had made my choice.
I urged my husband to go and see the babies.
They were about 4 months old at the time and
along with the cage, food, toys, and vitamins,
we took home the addition of two more pets.
Peach faced Lovebirds. The smallest of the parrot family. It was hard to name them,
not knowing if they were girls or boys! Or one of both.
After several days of trying on names........humming the song "put the lime in the coconut"
as I fed and watered them, the decision was made. Coco and Limey.
At about a year, I came home one day to find that my sweet green and orange baby birds were no longer virgins! The next day there
was an egg laying on the floor of the cage! Time to talk to the John at the pet store again..........
I think I have a girl and boy, what do I do now???
A nesting box with shavings inside and some baby food, that's all?.........not like a jar of strained beans, but, some yellow powder put in a small bowl inside the cage. John said they will eat it and feed it to the babies when they hatch! Yikes, babies!
Now, four years later, over fifteen eggs have hatched and peeped in that nesting box.
As I have learned more about these birds, they are very social, and will hang on the side of the
cage and squawk until you greet them. They love to eat and would gladly share veggies, toast or
pizza with me. We also learned the hard way, as the female matures, she will bite the crap out of
your fingers any time you are dumb enough to put them near her. On the other hand, Coco is a gentle little green bird that cocks his head in understanding when I talk to him.
Some time later I will tell you about Scooter.

Fur Babies

I would like you to meet my darling dogs.
Fuzz is 7 years old and was a pup when we found her at the shelter. Her mom was a PBGV......Petite Bassett Griffon Vendeen and her dad was obviously a handsome devil! Her fur is like human hair, very soft. She does
not shed.
Hemi is short for Miss Hemingway, she is 3, she was born at the shelter and also a pup when we found her. Her mom was a black Dachshund......I wonder where all that brown curly fur came from!! She doesn't shed, either so, he was probably a poodle or cocker spaniel.

Blog Day 1/ Sunday, February 22, 2009

Hello blogland.....................
Two good friends of mine, have been encouraging me to start a blog. What should I name it?
Hmmm. Welcome to "Dogsticks and Feathers"
I want to share every day life and show you from time to time how cute my pets are.
I will be tweeking it as I learn more. I am looking to T. and N. for encouragement and
and lots of laughs when I mess up!

This would have been my brothers 53th birthday. Happy Birthday Tim.