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Dydh da diworth Kernow
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wave Chris. It was no doubt a racing pigeon. I think they take them over to France to find their way back. Poor thing was too exhausted to go on, maybe blown off course by the wind, and if he'd not been lucky enough to find your boat most certainly would have died. I'm sure he was soon back home, fortified by your kind attention, but he would have been a very late arrival.

Pigeons are birds of great character, I liken them to dogs with wings. Sociable, and very faithful, they relate very well to us humans. I'm not surprised that he made his mark on your hearts (and the boat!).

I had a lot of racers come to me when I was doing bird rescue. I used to do swopses with a local enthusiast, he'd bring me sick and injured wild and feral pigeons and take the racers. He'd often end up keeping them, because if they've failed to make it home they are unwanted. Incidently, if you look along the flight feathers you will likely find the owner's phone number.

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Mon 7-Feb-11
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brightspark said:

MOS, I was thinking more of bathroom - bog-gling .......... whistle  whistle

Sorry, MOS - it was late last night !!!! big_laugh  big_laugh

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What a giggle I've had, thank-you all for that, just what I needed...again!

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Awwww, that's a beautiful story, thoroughly enjoyed it, yes beautifully written also, so interesting, thanks for that, enjoy hearing stories such as the wonders of animals and birds, well I love both and you do have a way with writing, ah bless, he knew who to come to though, that's what never ceases to amaze me, doh "Animal Instinct", I think that all animals know where to go & who will care for them. Lovely to enjoy on a Monday morning, thanks! cheers
 

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My energetic, bouncy, happy Mollie dog, who doesn't look or act her nearly thirteen years of age, was due to have routine dental treatment today under anaesthetic. Turns out she has a heart murmur and kidney trouble and is currently on a drip. cry

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Oh no, sorry to hear that Ruth.  Sending big_hug

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So sorry to hear about that Ruthie, have one of these - big_hug.  Let us know how it goes please.

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wave  Thinking of you and your doggie, Ruth.  big_hug

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Fingers crossed, Ruthie. Hope the prognosis is good. big_hug

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So sorry about your Mollie dog & hugs to both of you big_hugdog

 

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Thanks folks. Had an update from the vet nurse. Mollie is very anxious and gets scared everytime a new person appears. She's normally very outgoing and friendly so she must think I've abandoned her poor dog. They'll do another blood test in the morning before deciding to do the dental work or not. I should get her home tomorrow afternoon anyway. I'm guessing I'll need another appointment to discuss the kidney problem.

This has come out of the blue, right after the unexpected death of one of my pet ducks only a few days ago, and my dear old dad being terribly ill. frown

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wave  Not a good time for you love.  Be brave and know we are all thinking of you and wishing you and yours well.  big_hug

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Thinking of you Ruth...big_hug

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Me too Ruthie.big_hug

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Thanks for all the big_hug big_hug big_hug everyone. Much appreciated.

Mollie dog is home but bewildered, spaced out on painkillers, and has not forgiven me for sending her away and allowing strangers to do nasty things to her. She also has no intention of eating the horrendously expensive vet diet food. She'd rather starve for the moment, thank you.

I'm off to google alternatives to aforesaid horrendously expensive vet diet food.

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