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I love living with pigeons. They’re just the best. :)

Elmo has been incredibly nice to me now that I get home from work before my husband does (who is Elmo’s “mate”, so to speak). Elmo tucks his head under his body, twitches his wings and coos invitingly to me, basically saying, “Come over, give me a cuddle, I love you.” What a sweetheart!

The other day we had burritos (veggie for me) and Elmo came over and very sweetly asked for some. It’s amazing how he does this. A particular look comes on his face and he makes sweet little movements – it’s hard to explain (and wonderful that we understand what he wants. He’s a pigeon, for crying out loud!). I tried to get it on camera, however, every time I took it out Elmo stopped what he was doing and started dancing to the camera. Show-off!


Elmo and the empty plate

Some of you may know already that I’m a bit of a bookworm, a bookaholic if you may. I have 371 books and not a big enough bookcase to store them in (books are currently being used as a make-shift table in places). I keep my pigeon books and some bird and wildlife care books on my desk at easy reach and Templeton, the rat and Mr. Pigeon have pride of place on them to keep me company. :)

One day I’ll have to write a book about living with pigeons. In a way, this blog is keeping everything on record so that I can one day piece it all together.


Templeton and Mr. Pigeon guard my books

I made the mistake of putting the pink and white fleece on the sofa for Georgie to nest in. I did it to quieten her down because she was being very demanding and was flying about constantly to get to me (I was busy and couldn’t give her the attention she wanted).

She’s now looking as if she’s going to lay an egg. Oops.

I really should have known better. Georgie loves the pink and white fleece. It’s soft and warm and forms nicely into a nest. It’s where she laid her very first egg!


Georgie in her nest

We’ll have to wait and see if Georgie does lay an egg. If she doesn’t, I’ll be very worried because she’s holding herself in an egg-heavy way. And she’s pooing really big, watery poos – which is usually a sure sign of imminent eggs!

Another clear sign is her moodiness and her readiness to attack anything for no reason – which George’s been doing. She’ll all of a sudden run about and peck at the nearest object or person in anger.

Here’s my lovely girl being very sweet and loving:

And here she is in her nest when she suddenly pecks out in anger (I think she realised that I’m videoing her):