Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Molly & McGee



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Owl Kisses - YouTube

Owl Kisses - YouTube
^^^CAR says goodbye
as only CAR DOES!
She sends her love and
gratitude to all MODS
of the BlackSheepNation.

We send our love right
back, CAR, we're gonna
miss YOU, too...

(P.S. You owe me a box
of Kleenex for the next
"Don't Go" video!~
Gonna getcha, gonna
getcha good!)

Don't go... - YouTube

Don't go... - YouTube
^^^
With love from Car.
Watch with Kleenex or you will
ruin your sleeve wiping your nose.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

ENDINGS AND BEGINNINGS
by Cheryl G
Each night brings and end to sun, and morning to the moon.
Winter ends the days of warmth, yet they return each June.
Life is endings and renewal,
Coal becomes a shining jewel.
Though we always miss what's gone,
We welcome the approaching dawn.
In our hearts forever stay
The memories of yesterday.

Goodbye Molly and McGee, hope Carlos keeps us up to date.

Good Night, Molly & McGee, Dream of Owls...on Our Pillows


Together, Molly & McGee...as if for the very first night - yet with
the warmth and comfort of fire turned to quiet embers...soft affection.


McGee whispers: "I love you, Molly."


Molly whispers, "I love you, too, McGee."



McGee RETURNS!


Good Night, our darlings, we look forward to seeing you both again soon...
Love Forever,
Your Adoring MODS.



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Molly, The Most Famous Barn Owl in the World

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Sunday, August 28, 2011

YEAH MODZ!


Carlos announced that he has finished broadcasting Molly & McGee, but as we just experienced with our loving Prayer Circle, MODS REALLY ARE FRIENDS FOR LIFE and his news will in no way diminish our love, laughter, and enjoyment of one another!

Thank you ALL on the East Coast for being kind enough to indulge in and soothe our fears for your safety and that of your loved ones and companion animals...and thank you ALL for the privilege of belonging to the Black Sheep Nation, the GREATEST Civilization on the face of the EARTH!
(Depending who you ask...)

And thank you, SactoFlowerSylvia and Kestra, for your enduring efforts to keep us all united and partying together every Molly Movie Night...through thick and thin, sickness and health, we take you two to remain our Molly Movie Night celebrity producerZ!

And finally, a little song...please enjoy the guinea pigs' delight in the following post!
(SPEW ALERT!)

p.s. FOR those who have no power and are still experiencing remnants
of Irene, you know the drill: keep those posts coming...without power, even,
because we are Black Sheep and NEVAH POWERLESS!
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The Guinea pig song - YouTube

The Guinea pig song - YouTube
^^^LAUGH RIOT^^^

We piggies have been so worried about
our MODZ that today we just want to
sing and dance you are all OKAY!
Everyone should live their life
The Guinea Pig Way!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

From Space


Hurricane Irene...'nuff said. May tomorrow morning bring good news that all MODs, families, friends, loved ones, and everyone we don't know and will never meet are safe.
Our hearts and prayers with all of you: companion and wild animals, birds, and fish living in that dark, churning sea...

Love,

MOD Black Sheep Nation
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Bruce Springsteen Dancing in the dark - YouTube

Bruce Springsteen Dancing in the dark - YouTube

SO WHAT IF YOU LOSE POWER? DANCE WITH
DA BOSS AND INVITE IRENE TO LIGHT YOUR SPARK!
WE ARE BLACK SHEEP AND WE DANCE ON!

Hi East CoasterZ!:Please Do Your Doodie

Hi MODS,

Thank you for keeping us informed that you are safe! We have both a group email and are asking you to post on our Stream and just "check in" to say HI...we are all giving y'Owl a big MOD
(((Group Hug))) with prayers. Just do your doodie and keep us assured that, even if you have lost power, you are at least "Dancing in the Dark!" (yeah, "da BOSS" SO LET'S HEAR IT FOR NEW
JERSEY!)

Love,
MacNutPie
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Extraordinary Photo Inspire Extraordinary Captions!

I was having this lovely dream where I was soaring above the trees
with the wind in my feathers, then “Clunk” I woke up with
my face plastered against this wall! Geez!!! Gizmomma


Combine Kestra’s screen shot capture skills with Gizmomma’s story telling skills, and what do you get? This: an incredible screen shot and caption pairing! Congratulations, Giz - well done! Gizmomma’s delightful imaginations are also on display in the Molly Movie Night photo gallery. That's where you'll find her Molly Movie Night limerick contest entry, which paints an owlbox scene even without a screen shot!


Twenty MODs sent in captions this week! The other finalists vying for the prize were:


Oh,Wallz Darling, you're not as cuddly as my honey, but you will just have to do. (Janesgarden)


...and... Upward Facing Owl... and hold... I just love my Owl Yoga! (sitdownstay)


Help Me Polez!!!!!!! I'm Melting!!!!! (PhilJustPhil)


By the way... while you're out on the web, be sure to check out MOD Memedee's blog, the HOWLING HOOLIGAN: Life through the eyes of an Airedale Terrier. It's sure to add a little fun to your day!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

This Is Really Funny: "WE WILL REBUILD!"

TODAY: TODAY ‘all shook up’ over East Coast quake
^^^^THIS FUNNY^^^^
While we are shuddering at the news of Hurricane Irene
knowing how many MODS are in its path, we wanted to
offer some comic relief...from the East Coasters themselves!
And a plea to the rest of you to let us know you are O.K.
as Irene barrels in, and that your animal companions
and families are also safe. See you at MMN!!!

Many Gracious Thanks!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

AND NOW, AN IMPORTANT MESSSAGE FROM COCONUT-PIE!


Dear MODS,

Quick, run for your lives!

{EDITOR: "Coconut, we realize this is your first post and we are very
proud of you, but could you tone it down just a wee bit, as in, completely?
Thank you, don't want anyone to panic, dear, that's actually the point
you want to get across, O.K.?"}

Dear MODS,

quick. run. for. your. lives. slowly. very slowly.

Hmmm, maybe try the next post!
But Coconut, thank you, I'm certain The Weather Channel
will be ring-a-ding-aling-ing you real soon.
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And NOW, An Important Message From THE WEATHER CHANNEL!

Hurricane Preparedness for Your Pets

^^^Check it OUT!^^^
Hi MODS,
If you are one of those living in the path of
Irene, this one's for you and yours. If you
live anywhere, this one's for you because
disaster can strike anytime and our dear, sweet
companions need their own emergency plans!
(EVEN THE WEATHER CHANNEL SEZ SO!)

Today we received our first issue of
(true) the only guinea pig magazine
in the WORLD (from England, and
it appeared that someone in customs
gave it quite the going-over!) and they
featured the Weaver family, who lost
not only their guinea pig sanctuary,
but their entire home blew completely
OFF its foundation during the tornadoes
that destroyed so much of Alabama,
especially Tuscaloosa and they had
a section on Guinea Pig Emergency kits!
(We're still laughing about why customs
had to rifle through a guinea pig magazine
but guess we'll never know!)

To those experiencing "unusual events"
such as earthquakes, tornadoes, and
particularly Hurricane Irene, we send our love
and prayers for your safety: please keep
your MODS in the loop! You know how
upset we got during First Clutch when Molly
disappeared for one night, returning wet and
seemingly with a hurt foot the following night...
WE ARE MODS...AND WE WORRY!
AND WE LOVE YOU AND YOUR
COMPANIONS. So humour us, please.
thank you.


Saturday, August 20, 2011

Famed Wildlife Photographer’s Secret Revealed?

Hey guys, if you want a close up photo of yourself in Carlos's book,

you better fly over here to the posing ledge! (Lashes000)


We know Carlos Royal would scoff at the notion that his subjects were posing for him, but really – can you think of a better explanation for his ability to turn out two books of stunning barn owl photographs in a single year? Is it possible – as Lashes2000’s caption suggests – that the backyard barn owls learned to love the camera as much as the camera loved them?


Congratulations to Lashes000 and the rest of this week’s Molly Movie Night Caption Contest finalists:


You know, she's not very good at this Photo Caption Thingy, is she? (catmom4)


They said “Two is company, Three’s a crowd”! (Carl)


Come on you two. Get out here.

You have to practice your flappin' and stompin'!

Nobody's watching

Not even that bald guy (Marilyn173)



Wednesday, August 17, 2011

DEDICATED TO McGEE, AUGUST whatever, 2011

Bridget Jones's All by myself - YouTube
^^^Who amongst us has never felt like...well, just watch & listen (and laugh!)
McGee, we feel your pain. Molly will return, we just KnowZ IT!

Where My Molly?

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A Proud and Handsome fella like McGee shouldn't have to sway in the breeze alone...
all by hisself.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

One Sunny Afternoon...


Molly and McGee enjoying "empty nest syndrome" more and more...McGee thinking "Gee, I can finally watch football instead of hidin' in the palm tree!" while Molly plans tail-gaiting menus now that the KidZ' finally able to Bring Their Own!
At long last...Question now is, "To Be or Not To Be a Chargers OwlFan?"

Ain't that always the question? (No disrespect intended...O.K. so just a liddle!)

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Monday, August 15, 2011

VIRTUAL PREMIERE RED CARPET EVENT!

PRESS THIS UP HERE ^^^^FOR UP-CLOSE-AND-PERSONAL VIEW!
HOLY HORK, WESLEY! OUR MOD-MEN IS HOTTER THAN A SLICE A'PIZZA ON THE DASHBOARD IN SUMMER! THE PAPARAZZI CAUGHT THEM SHAKIN' IT GOOD AT THE VIRTUAL PREMIERE  OF AUSTIN'S NEW "MOLLY AND McGEE" PREMIERE OOOH...
SIZZLIN' BABY!

WE GOT  HOTTIES IN OUR MIDST: AUSTIN, MORE PREMIERES!

(ALTHOUGH...ERIC'S HAIR LOOKS VAGUELY REMINISCENT OF THE WAY HE LOOKED IN THE RAIN AT THE LAST MOD PICNIC, BUT YOU DIDN'T SEE IT HERE!)

So, MOD wimmin, watch and weep as "our men" stalk that red carpet shakin' they's moneymakers
cuz we thinks Austin gettin' lots of pre-orders for his newest, awesomest DVD and all funds pay for
his college! NOTE TO AUSTIN: INCLUDE THE MOD-MEN IN YOUR NEXT DVD TO ENSURE
IT SELLS OUT BEFORE THE PREMIERE EVEN ENDS!

{PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE IMPECCABLE CARLOS ROYAL OR AUSTIN AND HIS BAND OF INTERNET GENIUSES}
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Sunday, August 14, 2011

In Flanders Field, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae

In Flanders Field, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae
UPDATE: immediately after posting this but before
forwarding it to him, received a brief email of
gratitude from Eric for the support he is receiving.
~ ~ ~    ~ ~  ~    ~ ~ ~    ~ ~ ~he is deeply grateful.

Dear MODS and so many...
On behalf of Eric, please keep holding him and the
families of those lost close in your hearts.
I received only the shortest email after his return
from the first SEAL funeral in Virginia Beach...
As we approach the tenth anniversary of those
lost in the attack on 9/11, this is a particularly
poignant time for all of us and I feel we have
never been MODS For Life more than now.
We have seen so many MODS comment that
they have felt our love and prayers so it's a
tried and true blessing that as a MOD Nation
we do have the privilege of comforting so many
grieving at this time. I do not know how many
funerals Eric will be attending but do imagine
he needs us now.

On a personal note, since I am not on FACEBOOK
nor any of the chat rooms, many gracious thanks to
those of you who have sent me comments from these
sites. You know who you are. And I am deeply
grateful.

Your1SkatrPie for Life

Saturday, August 13, 2011

EPISODE 2 of Documentary Based On Eric Blehm's Book

Welcome to the NRA Life of Duty Network

Sorry these are out of order. Try to watch Part 1 First.
It is featured in the next post below.
It will give us all a glimpse into the Secret Life of one
of our favorite MODS, Eric Blehm. He appears in both
episodes. Two more segments will be featured as they
are currently in production.

(P.S.YOU MAY HAVE TO PRESS the "Special Forces
of ODA 574" button in the "Patriots" column on the left if it doesn't self-load.)
Both episodes will appear and you can watch them in order.

Eric's FACEBOOK also contains the links.

Welcome to the NRA Life of Duty Network

Welcome to the NRA Life of Duty Network
Part 1 of a 4 part Documentary based on Eric Blehm's
bestseller, The Only Thing Worth Dying For.
Eric is featured in these segments. It will help
us understand why the recent tragedy in
Afghanistan touched Eric so profoundly:
They were his brothers, too. It was the single
deadliest day for the American Armed Forces
since the war began ten years ago.

This is Eric's "day job" for those of us who think
of him only as the author of "Molly the Owl"
books.


Friday, August 12, 2011

Molly Movie Winner’s Circle Grows

Wow! My old yard!

And this is the house I grew up in!

I slid off this roof quite a few times...

...and even landed down there once.

Here comes dad! Hi Dad! Uh-oh... He's not happy that I broke the "No Visiting the Owl Box After Fledging" rule! Gotta run! (I'll try to sneak back again later.)

caption by sitdownstay


This week’s Molly Movie Night caption contest gave the “pre-winners” a chance to shine, and shine they did! The judges had their work cut out for them as fifteen newbies submitted creative captions for the five-frame strip of screen shots or last week’s visitor to the owl box. Congratulations to winner sitdownstay and all of the finalists!


Is this where I line up for the big Premiere Night? Gee, I must be the first one here! Guess I'll practice my best poses. Bring on the cameras! (Linda Hart)


Mom... Dad... I'm sorry but it's rough out there and I really, really want to move back home. (PhilJustPhil)


Hello, anyone home?

Molly, McGee please answer the door.

It’s getting cold out here -

I hear you in there.

Oh, Sorry, I’m leaving, (red face) I thought you were on a break.

(Marilyn173)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Eric Blehm | Facebook

Eric Blehm | Facebook

Here is a link to Eric where you
can read his most recent post.
Please do.

Please Visit Eric Blehm's FACEBOOK

NBC.com - News & Sports - NBC Official Site

In a flash, the single-most loss of life since the war began
ten years ago occurred Saturday when a Chinook helicopter
was shot down in Afghanistan.
Many of those lost included Navy SEALS.
Our very own Eric Blehm posted his grief
on his FACEBOOK... he knew many of them
and their families personally.

Won't you please visit Eric's FACEBOOK page
and express your support for him and the families
and loved ones of his SEAL brothers, at this time?

Eric has always been there for us in ways uncountable.
He has never asked anything in return and I am posting
this without his knowledge.

Please do not email him. He was on a camping trip with
family and friends when the tragedy occurred and I have
not been in contact with him but do know the last thing
he needs is more emails to answer. Perhaps the first thing
he needs is to know that so many of us whom he has
always cared about care for him, as well.

Thank you.


Saturday, August 6, 2011

Molly Movie Night MODs Have Fun With Real Head-Turner!

Oh McGee, even after 10 kids, you can still turn MY head!"

(Marifun)


The many creative entries submitted in this week’s Molly Movie Night Caption Contest posed a real challenge for judges and movie goers alike. Congratulations to classic MOD Marianne Fanning for coming up with the winning caption!


Molly: Do these feathers make my butt look fat?

Magee: (sigh) No dear!

(Cathy Smith)


McGee : Can you Believe it ?... NOW... she's Camera Shy?

(Yahoorose)


Molly: It just seems too empty and quiet in here without the babies!

McGee: *sigh* Oh no....

(Jan/sitdownstay)


Thursday, August 4, 2011

WE DWELL AMONGST GREATNESS!


Tonight we perused through the Blogs that our MODDIES have begun creating the last few months and those which have been going for years, unknown to us. And we have come to one conclusion: there is no dearth of talent amongst us MODS! When we are able, we will send a "Call to Artists" and hope that every single one of you who has a Blog, a Flickr, an etsy (dunno what dat is, but peeps got 'em) a YouTube, or website will respond by inviting us to experience life through the eyes of your companion animals, your camera's eye, your poetry, song; even the simple glistening of morning dew shining through gossamer wings of one gracious dragonfly.
(YES, you know who you is, Gizmomma, but we promise not to tell anyMODy about your blog at: gizmommaworld.blogspot.com) You can count on YumYum!

We would like to create a MOD Artists Collective through which to feature not only owls but the mad genius and (sane?)  genius of those who love and watch them! For we are all friends.

We have also discovered that MODS are a modest, humble bunch and don't want no doo-dah 'bout their Blogs, insisting their creations aren't much at all: Well, nothing makes a cavy happier than telling a human: "Silly fool, how wrong you are! YOU GOTZ TALENT! LET US REVEL IN
YOUR CREATIVE BEAUTY!" Yeah, cavies say stuff like that on Thursday nights. Not Mondays,
but definitely Thursdays.

Many MOD Bloggers have links to other MOD Blogs on their pages. We encourage you to check them out. We encourage you to start your own. We encourage you to be creative, whimsical, and invite us into your very own magical world because the Blogs, websites, and photo-sites of we MODS are Extraordinary, beautiful, enchanting, funny, engaging, educational, and also universal in the sharing of experiences we all have in common! MOD art is an intimate, whimsical, creative way to engage as a community, so come along and Become Part of MODZ GOT TALENT!

You can either wait for us to send out a call...which could be anytime between almost forever and never, or send out one of your own. Perhaps one MMN we could even tour different MOD sites and make visible the humble offerings we post in the quiet of the night when we think no one is looking...

Either way, We are THRILLED to see so many new photographers, writers, animal companion authors, garden friends, and life lessons shared within the vast kaleidoscope of color, animation, imagination and humor! MODS RULE!

I am YumYum and I approve this message!

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Virtual Patio Party


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No Sound? Aaaah, some things NEVAH change!


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Monday, August 1, 2011