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Name: Joe Oldak
Place: Cambridge, UK

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Found: One Pigeon

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We found this fellow wandering around in our living room in Cambridge! A lost homing pigeon from Nottingham.

It seemed quite happy, but wasn't keen on flying away. So I phoned the number on its tag and spoke to the owner, who said put it in a box and he'd arrange for a courier to collect it!

Amusingly, the chap said that this was one of his best birds (hence the courier I guess). In that case, I'd hate to think where his less good ones have ended up!

(BTW, that's Tim 'extreme bathing' FitzHigham who's holding it. He was here cos we were putting together some videos for his Edinburgh show, which is opening on Wednesday)
7th Aug 2005, 23:32   | tags:,

archer says:

Where I used to live down in Salisbury, one of our neighbours used to breed pigeons for racing, or so he claimed.

I personally never believed him as the pigeons were so fat it seemed unlikely they could actually have flown, so I always figured he was breeding them for use in pies.

(sorry, upon reflection that's not as good an anecdote as I initially thought it was)

8th Aug 2005, 11:26

joie says:

Perhaps he wanted to make special racing pies?

8th Aug 2005, 12:49

archer says:

Well, with the growing popularity of pie racing, that is a distinct possibility.

However, given the dominance of steak and kidney in recent years, one would have to question the logic of attempting to win with pigeon based pastries.

8th Aug 2005, 13:23

joie says:

Sometimes you need to take risks to overturn the status quo. Sure, it's a high risk strategy - though imagine the rewards if you managed to get it right!

I suspect that steak and kidney technology has reached its peak - and that pigeon, in time, will be the one to take its crown. Mark my words!

8th Aug 2005, 13:33

archer says:

I always expected the reign of steak and kidney to be ended by the cornish pasty, but this was completely ruined since the governing body (the Fédération Internationale de Pâté en Croûte Sportif) ruled against the inclusion of pasties on the grounds that they are not pies.

8th Aug 2005, 15:05

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