September 9th, 2009 by Tessa
I summon you minions...

I summon you minions...

Pigeon "falconry"

Pigeon "falconry"

What’s the only thing better then a puppy or a school of giant koi bigger then my leg? A FLOCK OF CHEEKY PIDGEONS!

One of the markets we went to was along side a beautiful river. The water was so clear it almost looked like you were gazing into liquid glass. There was  a traditionalstyle,  vermilion bridge stretched across the length of the river. Under the bridge was a School of MASSIVE koi. One of the vendors at the market sold fish food. As we walked over to bye some, I kept my eyes on the ground, marveling at how clean the street was. We bought some food and hurried over to the river. The river was more like a large canal. The sides of it were made of river rock and cement with some grass poking out here and there. The ideal place for pigeons. We stopped at the steep slope and started throwing the small round pellets at the koi. The pigeons on the rocks slowly gathered under us to catch all of the poorly aimed pieces bouncing off of the slope. The foraging pigeons in the market behind us started to close in from the back. We were quickly surrounded on the wide sidewalk, about 10 yards away from the closest stall. Flustered by the pigeons and half flustered by my Mom hollering at them and running away (pigeons and camping without air mattresses are her week points), I started throwing the food as far as I could to get them away. My mom laughed.  ”You know you could probably get them to eat out of you hands!” She said as a joke, but I can never tell so I put some food in my hand and held it out thinking, what the heck! These pigeons have got to be the cleanest pigeons in the world!. Phoebe quickly picked up on it. After a little, I decided to try something cooler. I put the food in my hand and stood up with me hand in the air. Five  pigeons instantly jumped onto my hand and ate right from it.

Nacho Takayama

5 Responses  
Cricket Bourget writes:
September 9th, 2009 at 3:07 pm

Sounds remarkably similar to a statue I have in my yard of St. Francis of Assisi…. “St. Tessa, patron saint of cheeky pigeons?”….

(Still chuckling over your observation upon arrival about “Japanese ABC gum.” Can’t wait to share your most recent blogs with Maggie–probably “after she gets her HOMEWORK done”….. remember KMES “homework,” Tess? ;)

Sam writes:
September 10th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

That sound like so much fun!!!! I have a limerick related to birds for you now.
There once was a duck named Mack.
All he would do was quack.
He would quack all day,
till his voice went away,

Isabella writes:
September 17th, 2009 at 6:49 pm

Dear Tessa,
Do you remember me and Maple. Maple stil looks just like you.[as far as I know] Do you remember Spenser? I got his clipbord. It has a picture of a devil on it! Well I have to go. Have fun. Your friend,Isabella.

Kenzi writes:
September 21st, 2009 at 7:36 pm

Dear Tes,
Hi it is me kenz it is cool you got to hold pigeons. I saw your sheep this summer. He is sooooooooooooooo cute. Thanks for sending the postcard to our class. It is cool because we had just talked about that totem pole. Sounds like you are having fun. My “grandpaw” as he says it. He is travling down the west coast of Africa. Which is cool. But he won’t be back untill the end of October. He said he would like to know what I wanted from Africa. I said what I don’t know what I want I have never been there. Well Tes got to go. Homework. Moms calling me.
P.S. send me a post card to my house. 12398 S 222 Ave, Buckeye, AZ 85326

Sophie writes:
October 9th, 2009 at 6:44 pm

okay so first there’s a trip around the world then there’s a awesome new website and now there’s a flock of fearless pigiens? what next?

To sam, awesome limerick!!!!!!

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