Dora bonded with me and often spent time under my desk when I was working there. If my husband got too close she’d rush at him and put him in is place, which amused us to no end.
Dora no longer lives with us (she’s in an aviary at my work, bonded to another pigeon) and I miss her, especially her sweet high-pitched voice and smell since I think she’s the best smelling pigeon ever!
In our old flat she decided that the top shelf of the bookcase was going to be her nest and she’d spend a lot of time there cooing loudly – so loudly in fact that I often had to climb the ladder to reach her and give her a telling off (followed quickly by lots of kisses and cuddles of course).
Being extremely broody Dora found endless places to make a nest, the tumble-dryer being a favourite. When she cooed in there it would echo loudly. I’m surprised she didn’t go deaf! Another funny thing she used to do was make a ‘woof’ sound, often when she was surprised or after seeing something that worried her (e.g. a potential predator). Elmo woofs sometimes but usually in his sleep.
Dora has had her second batch of babies and was quick to lay another pair of eggs which I had to remove (the aviary she lives in is at my workplace so I get to see her often). Apart from being a very broody pigeon she’s also a very hungry pigeon. When she lived with us she used to steal food from both Elmo’s and Georgie’s seed bowl, much to my annoyance. Greedy little thing! I think she has a case of Prader-Willi syndrome!