Pigeon post

This blog post is dedicated to the pigeon, who stayed with us for more than a week and now seems to have finally moved on…


At least I hope he has moved on, and not been clobbered by local avian predators. We have numerous hovering hawks and other patrolling birds constantly on the lookout. When I last saw the pigeon on Sunday evening he had a few feathers out of place in his neck. I did wonder then, had he been attacked?


Oh well, I suppose I will never know what happened to him. While he was here, wherever he came from, he shared our donkey field and food and hospitality. We try to please our more simple visitors who just drop in and fit into our routine. Other visitors present more complex demands…

Good luck, pigeon!



About Gareth Thomas

After a mixed career as an aircraft technician, London fringe theatre playwright, Franciscan friar, and secondary school teacher, I find myself looking after the needs of four donkeys in a remote location in the mountains in the Costa Blanca. I like to listen to BBC Radio 4 and the wind in the pine trees. I am writing a comedy about a school in Benidorm. My favourite film of all time is "Jean de Florette". If I had my time again I would not have spent the early 1970s working for Special Branch.
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2 Responses to Pigeon post

  1. Fr Hugh says:

    Maybe you entertained an angel unawares? Hospitality is never wasted; even, I infer from recent papal discourse, when offered to Martians.

  2. Frere Rabit says:

    A good point, brother Hugh. If I sweep up the pigeon droppings and put them in a suitable receptacle, do you think I could make some money from selling angel droppings as religious souvenirs?

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