Thursday 24 July 2008

Pigeon Post

Aha, you left the pigeon loft door open. The joy of human forgetfulness!
Well we now have four (sometimes five) resident racing pigeons. Probably down to the fact that I'm a big softy when it comes to animals and partly to the fact that they've decided that our new home is still their home. Of course, I had to name them didn't I? Above is Specky (left) and Addie. These two have fallen head over heels and adore each other, which means I will have to keep an eye out for eggs so that the four don't turn into many more.

I once looked out and saw eight, sitting in row on the pigeon loft. Thankfully the 'extras' didn't stay. I woke up the following morning wondering if I'd dreamt it.

I must admit, I have grown quite attached. They wait on the house roof in the morning, until they see me heading down the garden, fly above me, land on the patio and if I'm not arriving quick enough, walk to greet me, turn round and walk back to the patio with me. They then have their breakfast, pecking away at the pigeon food in my hands. I'm not daft, I know that I am the object that feeds them, but it's the building of trust that's tugged at my heart strings.

Did I mention the others? There's Amtrak, who was collected by courier and flew back here in a couple of days, Bully (who no longer does) and Pink Ring (Amtraks on/off girlfriend).

Call me a big old softy, you know you want to......................

Hugs, Sarah x


Babs (Beetle) said...

Oh that is so sweet! Just what I'd have done too ;O)

Lux said...

I think that's very sweet. They're beautiful birdies!

Unknown said...

What a change of heart you have had ;-)

Bumpkin Hill said...

You know, I would most likely be just the same, just can't help it with animals especially when they start to trust you - now you've given them names there's no turning back ;)

Sarah said...

Thanks everyone! I now feel I'm not being quite so daft!

Babs, thanks for saying you'd have done the same.

Lux, yes they are aren't they!

Rachael, I felt so bad about shooing them away, but the owner told us to :(

Catherine, you are just the same as me then!

P.s. There are now eight. My other half thinks they are taking liberties! ;)

Hugs, Sarah x

Wendster said...

You big ol' softy!

heh heh.

I know that we aren't "supposed" to like pigeons ... but I like'em. I had one for a pet for a long time when I was a teen. He had so much personality. We named him Samson because he was NOT afraid to chase our cats. They feared him totally. One bird that can face TEN CATS? Samson was the right name for sure.

Glad you are enjoying your pigeons. Glad that they have a kind heart to look after them too.