1 EAGLETON NOTES: Requiescat in Pace - Again

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Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Requiescat in Pace - Again

I'm sad to announce that my Pigeon pal died this morning.  Perhaps he wasn't so tame perhaps he was just so unwell that he couldn't be bothered flying off.  Perhaps he thought I could make him well again.  Do Pigeons think to the point of reasoning?  Anyway just before lunch I went to put up the new bird table I made yesterday and there he was outside my Study.  There was no sign of injury of any sort and he'd not been dead very long.  I say that not because I have any special knowledge of the period at which rigor mortis sets in but because I saw him feeding earlier on in the morning.  So I've made a note of his ring number and I'll see where racing pigeons are registered and let them know.  I don't like Pigeons in general but I'd grown quite attached to this one.

5 comments:

  1. Aww Pidge! Well he certainly felt safe at your place. And you took good care of him. You get points in pigeon heaven, for sure.
    I think pigeons got a bad rap. Yeah, they're messy, can foul a roof, breed like, well, pigeons, but they're kind of cute in their own dorky way!

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  2. At least he had a Friend during the last days of his life... :)

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  3. I've always had a theory. If you can get very close to a wild animal, it's soon going to be a dead wild animal and you might as well knock it on the head, thus putting it and you out of inevitable misery.

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  4. You know, Shabby Girl, you may be right. Perhaps I'll look at the Pigeons in a different light and just put up with the mess. After all I'm still fit enough to get up on the roof and clean it.

    That's a nice thought Monica. Ta.

    And yes, Marcel, I think there may well be something in what you say....unfortunately.

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  5. Be interesting to know where it was ringed.

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