Diary as of 3/2 – 3/8/2011
3/2 Jimi is doing very well. Apparently the pain is gone and he is eating with big appetite again. This is always the best sign – when birds are eating well – applies to humans too – LOL.
I am very relieved about Jimi’s recovery. It has taken long enough and it will take a long time still until the “scar” has completely cleared up and will be covered by feathers again.
3/3 Lucky seems to become more and more Emma’s new man. And although she is still also kissing with Rudi I have the feeling that Lucky will become her favourite and final mate.
3/4 Emily has laid a new egg #63.
3/6 Emily has laid her second egg#64
Lucky definitely belongs to our family now. I would not be astonished when Pete had “recommendated” Lucky to Emma or “discussed” this with Lucky to become his successor. I find it all very strange how it all happened. But who could tell? I will tell all the details in part 2 of the Emily and Pete story in a separate post.
3/7 I am watching Jimi closely – he is his old self again. Courting with other hens, fighting back when he is molested by Charly or Lucky and behaving as usual.
I checked his wound this morning and it is closing. Put some vibhuti on it again.
3/8 I exchanged Emma’s eggs with the usual plaster eggs: her real eggs were fertilized!! This is the proof that it was Pete who could not fertilize Emma’s eggs any more (since a couple of months) and this is possibly a symptom one has to watch for when a pigeon becomes old and dies. I only wonder where Pete went for his last moments. I miss him so much!
And Pina and Rudi? They are doing what a loving couple is doing all the time…
Rudi and his feet – a regal stance…