On Fri, 11 May 2018 00:00:30 +0100, Nick Odell
Post by Nick Odell Post by Jenny M Benson Post by Sam Plusnet Post by Btms
Was it something we ate?
The carrier pigeons, for example?
A neighbour once gave me - suitably prepared for the cooking pot - a
pigeon which her husband had shot. I proposed to serve it for dinner
when my daughter was visiting me. I happened to have it (on a plate) in
my hand when I remembered to ask my daughter "did I tell you that one of
Dot's lovebirds has died?"
21 years on and she still hasn't forgiven me!
In a similar vein, we remember overhearing the customer who obviously
wanted something to make it easier to let a pet in and out of the house
asking in the ironmonger's shop for a cat trap.
"They're not legal any more, luv," sympathised the assistant. "But I'll
come round and shoot it for you, if you like."
We've got a pushy pigeon pest here. FOr months, getting fatter and
fatter, he used our bird table as his local, and so did his wife. If
it was empty he'd come and tap on the kitchen window. He began to
greet me when I got back from gym 'n' swim in the morning, sitting on
the fence and glaring at me "breakfast is late!".
When the weather got hotter we had the back door open and he began
coming into the kitchen, and thrn through to the living room. We
objected and chased him out but he wasn't worried, even though we've
got 2 useless cats and a useless dog, who were always asleep upstairs
when he visited. Harryet used to sit under the bird table hoping he'd
fall into her mouth, but was never there when he came indoors, Fang
is scared of pigeons, and Bobby, the dog, probably is too.
They cost us in bird seed (best assorted) and so B decided enough was
enough. No more Mr Nice. He stopped feeding them and finally used the
hose as a hint they were unwelcome. The thing is, now I feel bad. I am
imagining bewildered and hurt birds, hungry and getting thinner.
Should I buy more seed? There is not much left. Should I suggest we
resume Pigeon Restaurant Service?