Just look at this boy's crop! Don't think it could hold another drop of formula!
In photos 17 to 20, Stevie is snoozing away. Look at how he likes to hold his head with his foot!
Stevie is sampling some 'big boy' food and is just starting to embark on the weaning process
Silly little boy having some good ole Caique fun! Here he is pulling a towel over himself and probably squealing in delight!
Stevie is now getting snail mail addressed to his soon to be forever home! His Aunties are sending baby shower cards and gifts! LOL, he is going to be one happy and very spoiled Caique! Come back on Tuesday afternoon, August 7th, to see Stevie's cards and presents! Thank you to all of his Aunties and Cousins on the Caique at WingsCC list. ;)
Kiri all egg-cited that Stevie is coming
The morning of August 17, 2007 and Stevie is all packed and ready to head out to the airport
Stevie is flying Continental into Newark, NJ. This is the only pet friendly Airline that has a direct, non-stop flight into EWR. His flight should take approximately 3 hours
Stevie checking out his Monkey Biscuits. If you enlarge the photos, you can see the large assortment of food Momma Gloria has put into his travel crate
All kinds of moist and juicy fruit in case Stevie gets thirsty.
Yummy! Stevie thinking about doing some pre-flight nibbling
Stevie has his own First Class Cabin!
Stevie travelling to the airport. Momma Gloria said he was very mad about having his kennel closed. He had some Caique tantrums. They called me en-route and I got to hear him melodically sing his name!
The Continental Quick Pak office. Stevie will be traveling 'counter' to 'counter'.
Stevie waiting to be carried to the plane
Momma Gloria checking one last time before he embarks on his journey
Ain't he cute??? Momma Gloria got the same strange looks from people in the terminal as I did for taking photos.
Outside Continental Airlines at the Newark Airport. Every person who was carrying a crate had a huge smile on their face
Here is Stevie sitting all by his lonesome in the terminal. All the dogs were in the other corner
Checking my credentials against their records before allowing me to go to Stevie's carrier
Everyone who was in the terminal looked at me like I was a 'nut' case for taking pictures. Even the attendants, until I told them I was taking the pictures for Stevie's photo album.
Stevie's beautiful Avian Adventure Cage. This is the bottom tier of their Triple Vista Cage. Momma Gloria made the arrangements with her sales rep at Avian Adventure to have them sell me just one tier. This is the perfect cage for any Caique because it is longer than it is tall and very, very roomy!
Howie the Caique is watching me lay on my bed to take the photo of Stevie's cage
Side view of Stevie's cage
And here he is! So sweet and cuddly! We talked the whole way home. We did not get back from the airport until after 7 PM. Traffic was horrendous and we got hit by heavy rain and thunder & lightening. Visibility was so bad that on the NJ TPKE traffic slowed down to 20 miles an hour. Stevie had breakfast at Momma Gloria's at 9 AM, boarded the plane in Florida, arrived at Newark after 2 PM. He and I left the Airport at 3:35. Poor baby was very hungry and ate 10 cc's of formula for me.
As I am uploading and updating Stevie's album, it is 11:30 PM. I just tip toed into the bedroom and Stevie is fast asleep on his swing
Stevie has such a sweet aura and is very trusting. No other words to describe it. He has that 'something special' quietness about him.
Thank you Momma Gloria and Daddy Ron for believing in Stevie and, for sending him to my home and heart. You have done tremendous job with Stevie. Which one of you named him?
Stevie is napping in the Yoie Sleep Tent after gorging himself on softened weaning pellets. Stevie did not want formula today. I am so glad that I got them, at Momma G's urging. Momma Gloria sure knows her babies and what they will do best with.
Doesn't he look content and cozy?
I love my special boy.
Stevie's dinner which was a little too thick, but he enjoyed it anyway.
Though you can't see the rest of me, believe me when I tell you that I have flecks of weaning pellet & Organic Gerber peas on my face, hair and shirt.
Early morning and it is barely dawn. Don't want to turn the lights on and wake up Howie the Caique & Miss Kiri CAG so....
I took these photos using my camera's night setting.
Stevie decided he would rather play than eat
Stevie finds his food by sniffing and smelling!
He turned his beak up at his breakfast because it was only weaning pellets and no added veggies
Stevie tried to perch on the bowl, but it was too small, so....
I came back with a larger bowl that had Organic Gerber carrots, peas and weaning pellets.
August 20th and Stevie, 87 days old, had a warm breakfast of weaning pellets, mashed & steamed apple, carrots, and sweet potatoes. Went grocery shopping for my birdees and came home with all this and more. Tonight I make my special pancakes for the big guys!
Stevie's breakfast of weaning pellets, green beans and banana
Before going to bed, I left a bowl of uncooked and smashed cantalope and banana
Stevie must have nibbled on the puree sometime in the night, because he was not so ravenous as the other mornings.
This bowl is just a tad too tall for Stevie, so, I will only use Pele's bowl for him
It's been wonderful having 5 days off from work. Sigh, tomorrow I begin my 5 hour day again. This is what I am planning to leave for Stevie while I'm working. Today is the Trial Run
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Kiri CAG and Howie the Caique will be getting pancakes tomorrow for breakfast. They really look forward to this particular breakfast. Never get any complaints.
My recipe is based on Auntie Roseanna's pancake recipe.
Pancakes cooking in a lightly oiled cast iron pan. I use organic olive oil. Less free radicals