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#97342 - 08/28/05 06:41 AM My buddy Sam  
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Ain't he the cutest!!!!

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#97343 - 08/28/05 01:26 PM Re: My buddy Sam  
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frown no photos...

#97344 - 08/28/05 02:05 PM Re: My buddy Sam  
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eek Trying to fix, give me a few hours!!!!!!!!!!!

#97345 - 09/09/05 05:59 PM Re: My buddy Sam  
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smile All fixed see my 'Sexy Boy'!!!!!!!!!!

#97346 - 09/09/05 06:44 PM Re: My buddy Sam  
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Sam is beautiful! What a nice bird! laugh

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#97347 - 09/09/05 07:14 PM Re: My buddy Sam  
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He's beautiful! You have great taste in friends:)

#97348 - 09/09/05 09:35 PM Re: My buddy Sam  
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He's one handsome boy!

#97349 - 09/10/05 07:52 PM Re: My buddy Sam  
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What a beautiful bird!!

#97350 - 09/10/05 10:55 PM Re: My buddy Sam  
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You do know how to pick good-lookin' friends, don't you? <img border="0" alt="[laughing]" title="" src="graemlins/laugh[1].gif" /> wink


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#97351 - 09/11/05 05:52 AM Re: My buddy Sam  
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He is so beautiful! I can see why you fell in love with him.

#97352 - 09/11/05 05:14 PM Re: My buddy Sam  
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He is cute, and he looks very healthy!

#97353 - 09/11/05 06:30 PM Re: My buddy Sam  
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<img border="0" alt="[laughing]" title="" src="graemlins/laugh[1].gif" /> I know I don't belong to him but I'll take all the credit! Thanks guys, easy to see why I fell head over heals, isn't it?

My son in paticular is really pleased with my new 'boyfriend'! I have a pathological dislike of men at the moment anyway, which he doesn't want me to recover from in a hurry. When Sam is at the window & the children are all home he makes the family feel complete.

Best wishes Mable <img border="0" alt="[laughing]" title="" src="graemlins/laugh[1].gif" />

#97354 - 09/11/05 06:43 PM Re: My buddy Sam  
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What a beautiful bird!

#97355 - 09/11/05 09:29 PM Re: My buddy Sam  
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I know I don't belong to him but I'll take all the credit!
He is a beautiful animal! and I hate to be a killjoy but are you really willing to take ALL of the credit?

If Sam disfigures your son or one of his freinds?
Will you'll admit it's your fault not his owners who you have stated before have asked you not to have anything to do with Sam? I've just come back from the hospital where a little boy was having stitches put in his hand after a dog bit him... He was at my next door neighbor's house and fell into a 14 year old arthritic Shetland Sheep dog- not the dogs fault he was in pain, The dog didn't belong to the neighbors- Who I have told/ asked repeated not to feed my dogs, not to incourage them in any way to come off our property. We kennel all of our dogs because the neighbor insitists on refusing to listen to us. I don't know how Jody got out of house. The family of the boy say they won't sue me (only because I put the dog down right away)
but do plan to go after my neighbor and so do I by the way, I'm sueing for the money it will take to put up a dog proof fence around the entirety of our farm, Jody who I have had and loved since he was weaned is now under the pine trees at the back of the pasture. Dogs that bite for ANY-REASON don't live on this farm, Legal action or no legal action...

The neighbors simply did not listen to my request- Like you they assumed there was no harm in what the were doing, that I was a the nagging owner but, the little boy may spend the rest of his life fearing dogs- and My oldest freind is dead.

I hope you take this correctly as concern for you- my neighbors hearts were in the right place, but I know I will not be able to forgive them for a long while. I'm angry as a type this- at the whole world- so I hope I haven't hurt your feelings, but you should think about it.

#97356 - 09/12/05 09:26 AM Re: My buddy Sam  
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I know itís long but I need to get my point across so please donít delete this post.

First I'm so sorry you lost your dog that way. I'm truly sorry.

Iím a grown woman & can make my own decisions. Iím very sorry the little boy was injured but this is an entirely different set of circumstances. I hope he recovers with no scars. But itís a sensitive enough situation Iím in at the moment & Iím in no mood to be lectured or attacked. Itís like telling a person who they can & canít be friends with.

My neighbor asked after 8 months of interacting with Sam, babysitting him while they were out, putting him backing his cage at night when they were out late to stop bringing him into my house. I can have him on the window ledge but thatís it. Stan doesnít mind, itís his wife who caused the uproar. Vera also has other issues with me. Iím single & hot, a real threat to her in her mind (and I donít lick my house clean). Their marriage is very shaky at the moment & sheís projecting her frustrations on these issues towards me, which I find bizarre. It depends on her mood how much contact Iím allowed with Sam. Not the actions of a mature person. She also watches me like a hawk; I live with my curtains & blinds constantly drawn. She reports my movements to the real estate agent who drives past every day. I only just found out they are friends.

My kids are 16, 13, 8 & 7 years old. They have been educated at length about Cockatoo behavior & how unpredictable it is. They are very, very careful around Sam. They read his mood, talk gently to him & approach him with caution; they have great respect & love for animals & birds of all types. They have seen Sam panic at noise & things he fears i.e., the vacuum cleaner & are very careful to keep him as happy & calm as possible. They are well aware of the damage his beak & claws can do. When we first moved into this house I found this site & showed them the picture of the womanís ripped lip. Accidents come in all shapes & forms. Sam might bite them, or the dog down the road could take a chunk out of them or a lion could escape from the zoo. I know the risks but I canít wrap the kids in cotton wool.

He chose me. Although his owners love him they pay very little attention to him. Because of me Vera can get him to step up, Iíve taught him to say her name & he now has logs to climb on & toys to play with in the aviary heís stuck in all day until 4pm. Sometimes itís 2 or 3 days at a stretch heís trapped in there. We are firm friends & Iím past caring what that moody cow thinks. You should listen to him call out & cry for her attention on the fence & in his cage. He loves her best but she ignores him most the time. Its heart wrenching.

I did overstep some boundaries, never said I didnít but if Sam needs love & attention Iím here to give it to him. If Iíd listened to people when they told me not to take James in, his welfare was none of my business blah blah, heíd be in a gutter by now so I think Iíll trust my own judgment.

I hope the child recovers very soon & you all get over the trauma.
PS made the edit because the kids were breaking my consentration. Now I'm off to to tie them up!!!

#97357 - 09/12/05 10:23 AM Re: My buddy Sam  
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It sounds like this guy could use a friend.People are so unaware of the birds emotion needs to bond with them. They take them to that point and then sort of stop. Bad very bad now you have a bird being ignored and they don't understand why. It would absolutely break my heart also to hear him calling to her and no response at all. I think it's great that you and your family have become his sort of adopted family so he gets love and attention. It sounds very much like she is on an ego trip and I hope she comes off her high horse or her husband jerks her off.

Johnnie

#97358 - 09/12/05 10:50 AM Re: My buddy Sam  
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Thanks Johnnie I didn't mean to go into attact mode, Vera & I should be friends. Sam isn't the half of it. I'm fed up with being spyed on. I'm feeling very vulnerable at the moment.

I don't hate Vera, she's emotionally screwed up & very unhappy but I am losing patience with her. If she'd asked me not to interact with Sam when I first moved in I'd have respected her wishes. 8 months after we've bonded is a a bit much. I did actually have a good think about what BabysMom 2005 said & watched him & the children very carefully. I'd hate to go through what she is going through.

One good thing about the situation is she's given me heaps of material for my counserllors course!

#97359 - 09/12/05 07:43 PM Re: My buddy Sam  
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I didn't mean to attack you Mable, and you're right, after 8 months of go ahead if she doesn't want you interacting with Sam, then she needs to contain him- less than 24 hours from the start of my weekend nightmare I'm very raw about it, I know I would have never thought about legal aspects in your cause if I hadn't just been dealing with my own. He is a great looking bird-
- wishing you the best of the best.

#97360 - 09/13/05 12:19 AM Re: My buddy Sam  
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No I'm sorry. I could have kick myself when I posted.

I have to go. This is about the time Stan leaves for work & I'm going to open the blinds & run naked around the house!

Love Mable xxxx <img border="0" alt="[laughing]" title="" src="graemlins/laugh[1].gif" />

#97361 - 09/14/05 09:08 PM Re: My buddy Sam  
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Iím single & hot, a real threat to her in her mind (and I donít lick my house clean).

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I have to go. This is about the time Stan leaves for work & I'm going to open the blinds & run naked around the house!

Mable, YOU CRACK ME UP!! I think I really like you!!! Kim

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