Raccoon family in backyard

Raccoon family in backyard

January 3, 2014

Yay! Pierre Came Home!

If you read my last blog about the Toronto Ice Storm and caught the end of it where I expressed my concerns for my Pigeon pal Pierre.  Well, great news!  He came home on January 2nd, 2014...  roughly 2 weeks since I last saw him.

The last week or more, I've been watching out the kitchen window for him.  Some Pigeons would fly in and I'd be scoping the group out for him.  A couple times I thought he was in the mix but always came back inside with a look of disappointment I am sure since that is what I felt inside.  Sure it was nice to see Jesse and give him a feed along with the others; but they aren't Pierre.

We had a great morning on the deck with his return.  He had a big feed from me, and lots of belly rubs.  I think he was showing some affection towards me as he was trying to nibble at my hair and nose.

Angie came out and snapped a couple quick photos before returning to the warm house.  It's in the -20's with the wind chill right now.  I wasn't bundled up for this moment but didn't care much either.

He's hitting his 18th month mark with us in the next couple weeks.  And I hope for many more to come.

Pierre has a little fan club out there now.  And it's funny because not that many have met him.  Even non-birder friends think it's pretty cool the "friendship" we have.

I knew from the get-go of our first weekend with him, and how unique it was, that he was special and was going to become one of our flock.  Funny reading that old blog now.  See here.

We had quite the weekend as you can see in this picture.  Some people really thought there was vodka in that cup.  Haha!  It's just sunflower seed.

A lot of people out there with backyards open their hearts to the critters, and have those special ones in the mix.  I love hearing about others "backyard friends" and if you have one, tell me about it in the comments below.

Cheers!

3 comments:

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

You must be terribly happy! Good news.

Anonymous said...

So happy for you and Pierre! :)

socurly said...

I am sooo jealous! I want Pierre too! He must love you soooo much!