It is a special day today: Georgie’s hatchday!
(Well, estimated day. We don’t know the exact date, only month, since she was found as a baby on the ground and taken to a rescue centre.)
Georgie is 4 years old, and still a baby in our eyes.
We have had her in our home for 3 years now, however, I’ve known Georgie for longer since she was brought to my work to be hand-reared and cared for. Georgie is the reason we fell in love with pigeons. Georgie is the source of my pigeon madness.
Now, how do you treat your pigeons on their special day when you spoil them so much everyday anyway? … Well, just give them more treats! Brioche is something that Georgie hasn’t had in a long time, so it was the choice treat for her on her hatchday.
And what else did she receive? Georgie received a card in the post from a friend (the lion card), and a card and two pigeon books from us that she’s been wanting. I’m sure I’m going to be reading these to her every night now.
Georgie checking out her presents
Today has been a gloriously sunny day, perfect for a little sunbathing time.
Georgie enjoying the sunshine
A visiting feral pigeon wanted to wish Georgie a “happy hatchday” but wasn’t sure about us humans being in the garden.
Feral pigeon on the roof
And Elmo has been on his best behaviour with Georgie today. He’s taken out his frustration on my feet instead. Ouch.
Georgie wants to send everyone a message of thanks for all the wonderful birthday wishes she’s received on facebook. “Coo, coo, thank you!!”