We received a present from Elmo and Georgie yesterday. They surprised us by getting us our very own Mr. Pigeon!
He arrived in style, complete with passport and name tag. I also found some instructions for me to knit a top for him (hmmm, now do I have a “Knitting for Dummies” somewhere?).
I love him. Mr. Pigeon is adorable. A great mascot too! I haven’t decided his first name yet, so he’ll be addressed as “Mr. Pigeon” for the time being. After he gets used to living with us and we see his character coming out, we’ll then think of a suitable first name.
I couldn’t wait to introduce him to Georgie and Elmo.
Here’s Elmo’s reaction to seeing Mr. Pigeon for the first time:
Hilarious! I don’t think Mr. Pigeon appreciated all that attention.
We placed Mr. Pigeon next to Elmo in his nest while Elmo was still very excited, and after a few strokes from Mr. Pigeon, Elmo tried to feed him!!
Georgie wasn’t too sure about him. She gave him a light peck and walked away. He’ll have to try harder to win her affections.
I discovered the wonderful life of Mr. Pigeon when I came upon this fun blog by Charlie P: The Pigeon Loft. And you can buy one from Charlie’s shop when they are available: The Pigeon Loft Shop on Etsy. (More about knitted pigeons: Knitted pigeons.)
We’ll keep you posted on how Elmo and Georgie take to sharing their home with Mr. Pigeon! I’ll have to remember to share my time equally so that no one becomes jealous.