Friday, March 28, 2008

My pigeon

Yes, we have a pet pigeon.

In January, we were in our front yard, playing with the kids. The kids were playing with the water hose. A pigeon kept flying near us. We figured it was thirsty or hungry. There is not many pigeons in our neighborhood.
My kids fed it Cheerios. He ate them, but didn't want to get too close to him.
When we were all coming inside, he didn't seem very happy that we were abadoning him. We left the front door open, we joked with each other ---"Maybe he'll fly inside."

He flew inside.

He's been here ever since. We took him to a vet and he was given a clean bill (no pun intended) of health. We also bought him a cage and 'special' pigeon food. (Did you know they have food especially for pigeons? They sell it at a feed store on Huebner.) His name is Peck. I've tried to let him 'go home'. He's gone down the street a few times, but he always come back -- through the front door.

My cat ignores him. She's too old to waste her energy on him. Then again, 15 yrs ago our cat was a stray...

He's a great pet. Messy, but great.

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