Monday, July 23, 2007

Our new adoption

Most people I guess have strays wander up every now and then. I always expected the occasional dog or cat would stop by and expect a free meal but our new 'stray' is a peacock.

Very novel when he first moved in -see in these parts you only see them at the zoo. But we now have one living with us. Actually he has 'taken over' a low limb on a tree out back. I did, after much prodding from a friend, track down the owner of the bird who cannot get him to stay home now. His actual owner has several different kinds of birds, including his mate and lives not to far from us The peacock makes a daily trek to eat breakfast with his 'spouse' and then returns to our house for the day. Every evening between 7 and 8 he comes to the back door for a snack, and he lets you know he is there. This bird makes the loudest strangest noises and its not easy for us nor our dogs to ignore. I mean loud and often, starting at about 6 am, which gets the dogs to barking and then the peacock yells louder.....its a never ending cycle.
He also has claimed the driveway - which means you wait for him to cross - he does not move for you. It has been fun to watch the FedEx and UPS guys do a double take when they pull up.

The novelty has worn off.

1 comment:

Smokeylady60 said...

You new adoption is the best
of all world. Just a beautiful
bird. Sassy from what I read.