Living with Baron the Barn Owl

Baron the Barn Owl lives with us since December 2011 when he was only a month old. He's such a sweetie, a great companion and as you've guessed, he's very very smart!


Ice in my pool!

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Thank you, Daddy! Yum, yum, yum...

aug 02

Oh, I can't resist!

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Let me catch my breath...

aug 04

Here I go again!

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And again...

aug 06

and again...

aug 08

Roll over Beethoven!

aug 09

I love the Beetles as much as I love Queen!

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Thanks for your click, YEAH!



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Mummy, I hear a sound of drums.

Is there something going on?

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Oh! That famous Awa-odori festival in Koenji!

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I can dance, too. Watch!

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Dancing fool, watching fool! Yeah!

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The Koenji Awa-odori festival is held every year during the final weekend of August. This year it's from 4pm to 8pm, and tonight is the second and the last day of the show. It's been reported that some 500 thousand people come to see the festival—including many dance teams from Tokushima prefecture, the home of awa-odori.

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Let's dance! And thank you for the click, too :)


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Hi there!

Are you all managing this heat?

Maybe, partly because of the heat, I'm losing hair....or, my feather.

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The other day I lost this feather.

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This one is from my tummy.

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And this one, too.

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Do you think I'm getting bald?

Hope not! I still look like this, thank God.

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These days, I'm eating more than I used to, so hopefully my body's preparing to grow new feathers.

Please wish for me that I'll grow more feathers!
Thank you for the click, too!


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Today I'm at Daddy's Beak-Clipping Salon.

He's really good.

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(How does he manage to do these tedious work with fingers so big as his?)

I normally sleep upright, but his lap is so comfy...

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Can't resist taking a nap.

A nap on a lap...

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It rhymed!

For those of you who would like to watch a video of the clipping, here you are! It's rather long, so stick around if you have the time.

Did you like it? If you did, please click for the beak clip. Thank you!

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Today, Daddy asked me a silly question.

D "Baron, can you sing?"

"Sorry, I didn't get that."

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D "I said, 'Can you sing?'"

"Of course! I am a bird, after all."

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"Listen. ♪♪♪~~~♪"

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D "Wow wow wow, You've got to tell me when you start."

"OK. Ready?"

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"Here I go again. ♪☆♪~~○♪~~◇♪"

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D "That's a song?"


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D "Sorry Baron, I meant, I want to listen more. Please?"


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I won't sing for Daddy any more! Humph!
Please give me a click and you will make my day! Thank you, I needed it.

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I'd like to tell you about my Mission Impossible today.

I slipped my leash off the hook and I escaped.

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So, this is where I normally am, and ...

This is how my leash is connected to the falconry block.

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And, with a little bit of magic....

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I did it.

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Those few hours of freedom were

quite unforgettable

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I'll do it again. I know I will...

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If you love freedom like I do, give me a click!



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Hi there! I still can't forget Bolt's supersonic 200m sprint.

Watch me!

On your marks... get set...

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YES! YES! YES! Way to go!

the finish line!

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If you think I've done a good job, give me a click!
Thank you!

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Mummy and Daddy always make coffee with beans they buy at Sawaya Coffee.

But he drank it all. It's empty. Shoot!
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I have an idea!
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That was a bit embarrassing...
shying away

Well, anyway, here's the URL for Sawaya Coffee ↓

You have a good day!

And please click this button for my efforts, thank you!

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Hello! Did you see the closing ceremony of the London Olympic Games 2012?

FREDDIE!!!!! (Whoops, I got carried away...)

Today, there's something I got to tell you.

But I'm not too sure whether I should say it or not...
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I hope you don't take it too personally, but I really do care about you...
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If you are smoking, PLEASE STOP!

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Phew, that took a lot of courage. But I mean it.

If you agree with me, please click on that button, thank you!

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Hi there!
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Oh, are you surprised? It's that nail clipping time again!
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Daddy, light is in my eye...I know, I know, I'm doing my best and so are you!
nail clipping again

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Ahhhhhhh. The water's so nice my tongue stuck out.

Can't see? It's that teeny-weeny red thing at the tip of my beak.
Sorry, no bad manners intended!

Please give me a click for the effort of my behaving properly during the nail clip session.
Thank you!

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Hi! I'm back! profile 0810 Yes, it's ME, Baron!

I've recovered, and the days are cooler. I REALLY missed going outside.

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"Baron, shall we go for a walk?"

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Daddy, did you say we're going for a WALK !?!?

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The night owl is back!

I love the night life! If you feel the same way as I do, please give me a click!
Thank you!

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Mummy's receiving quite a few emails about my getting sick from the heat.


Thank you for thinking about me...ever so kind of you all! (Bow)

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Daddy, Mummy and Big Sis have all taken good care of me,

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and I'm back to my old self again!

Well, of course, I do miss going outside...but it's still awfully hot out there.

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But I get to take a dip.

Daddy put in some ice cubes in my water pail, and I love the way they move around in water :)

Hope this video makes you feel nice and cool.

Kind regards,

If the video made you feel a bit cooler, let me know by clicking the button.
Thank you!

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How are you all doing? Taking good care of yourself?

You better watch out, because I got a little sick from the heat.
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I was given less food than usual— that was to take it easy on my stomach.
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But now that I've almost fully recovered, I'm going to have FUN!
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My new toy! A blanket!!!
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Ooooooh! I love YOUUUUUUUU!
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I know how Linus must feel :)
I think he and I can talk all through the night about blankets.
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If you are a big fan of Linus and his blanket like I am, do give me a click.
Thank you!

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Hi there! Are you all coping with this crazy heat? It's 34 degrees Celsius!

I can't go outside because it's too hot. I'm getting bored...

Hey, if I'm not mistaken...
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A sock!
4th 02

Uh-oh. Vanished. I was ready to grab it, but ...weird.
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What am I going to do with my left foot?
4th 04

I may as well groom myself.
4th 05

Weird...was it a hallucination?
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I'll take a dip and cool off.

If anything similar happens to you (like seeing a hallucination,)
just relax and take a shower!
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If you agree with me, please click this button. If not, please click anyway!
Thank you, I love youuuuuu!

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I am so excited! Today I found a new toy. Guess what it is...

found it

...a MARKER!


Oh, you are so slippery...
pick you up

There! I'm so proud of myself!

Boy, did I feel good! If you feel like giving me cheers, please click this button!

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Hello there!

Boy, the heat is on. I hope everyone is OK.

I'm...so-so, and so is everyone in the family.

Tonight, Daddy took me to Asagaya where they are preparing for a Tanabata festival.

angelic Baron

Ta-da! I hope I don't sound I'm bragging, but Daddy thinks I look like an angel :)

In the background you can see some fukinagashi, Tanabata ornaments.

They are giving this photo a nice magical effect.

If you think I look like an angel, please click the button.
If you think I don't, well... give it a click anyway! Thank you!

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