Thursday, March 13

Haven't you heard? Pigeons are the new monkeys .....

In fact, I'd even go as far as saying that Pigeons may win the fight for World Domination. They have wings, you see, which is obviously a bonus when you're trying to take over the world.



Plus, believe it or not, they're really really cute. Look.



Small + round + fat = cute (Maths!)





When I saw this post on Di's Woollie Wanderings (sorry, I can't seem to get the link to work - Di's pigeon is on 16 January if you want to check him out) I just knew that I needed a pigeon. So I begged pleaded bullied asked Charlie to let me know when she had more available in her Etsy shop, and she very kindly did.





A little while ago this fabulous package arrived .....





Which as you can see contained loads of brilliant goodies. Thank you, Charlie, you certainly pack a mean parcel ..... in a good way!





Amongst all the extras in the box with my pigeon was this amazingly detailed passport .....







Which I was able to use to check that I had the right pigeon ......




Mr Pigeon 019. Check. Welcome to Bristol, Sir. Are you here for Business or Pleasure?


(a little bit of both, apparently)







Also included was this super stylish pattern for a Super Stylish Tank Top for Mr P ......












I haven't made it yet .....





..... although Mr. P seems quite keen that I do .....





And I love this brilliant artwork by Charlie ......



...... Monkee and Pigeon in perfect harmony ......





..... not too sure how Mr. P. feels about that idea though ......











But I told him not to worry. 007 has a fear of pigeons as everywhere we go he keeps seeing them with grotesquely deformed feet. (When I tried to google a picture of it, I couldn't find one - phew! But apparently it's called Pigeon Pox. Really hope that Mr P. won't be afflicted)





(always look after your feet)




We were keen to show Mr. P 019 the sights, so took him for a ride round Bristol .....












..... and through a car wash ......






(aah yes, we know how to live!)






..... and for the obligatory coffee .....











..... and muffin ......






..... but I have to say that he didn't really "get" the whole cafe culture experience and was more keen to check out the wildlife outside ......













We took him shopping ......





(could our day get any more exciting? Possibly not)




..... but unfortunately there was a small incident in Iceland ......



..... when Mr P. inadvertently fell in with the frozen poultry. Cripes. How did that happen??




When we got home Mr. P noticed more of his feathered friends outside .....







.....oops, I think we've been rumbled ......



(..... just checking out his feet ..... yep .... they look to be intact .....)





Mr P. decided he wanted to see what life was like in the wild .....


..... it was cold ......



(By the way .... that last picture? New seed on a different day .... I did mention Pigeon Pox, didn't I?)




Obviously I had to do a collage just for my new chum .....






And now I need your help, dear reader. The name Mr. Pigeon 019 isn't exactly catchy, and knowing that I'm no good at names - hence the monkee numbers - I've decided to borrow Tracy's idea and enlist your help.


Can you think of a good name for my cute new friend?




...... please help me fill in the blank ......



If you can, leave a comment and I'll send some goodies to the person whose name I like the best.





..... get your thinking caps on ..... oh, and enter as many times as you like. This pigeon needs a name and it needs it really quite quickly.


73 comments:

Angela said...

Poor 007 another intruder to contend with. I didn't see 007 with a muffin or a cup of coffee OR in the car!. Do i need to start a petition to Save The Monkey?
I have got the family and everyone in the office reading your blog.You are so funny, I am sure you could write a book about 007 and his adventures.
You could call the Pigeon[intruder] Percy.

Marie said...

That's one cute pigeon. Which is unusual, because I can't normally stand the little blighters!

I can see some pigeon assassination attemts in 007s future though.

As for a name. He definitley looks like an Arthur to me. Reminds me of Arthur Fowl-er *groan* Just be careful he doesn't go bonkers and run off with the Christmas club money ;)

Is the purple thing finished yet? I wanna see the purple fluffy thing!! (I've been taking petulant child lessons from my DD... do you think they're starting to pay off?)

xMx

Queen Bee said...

Mr P019 is very cute but I've got an irrational fear of the real ones!! I was in stitches reading this post - your blog always makes me giggle :)

I'm not very good at naming things but how about Percival, Pablo or Peregrine (it means 'wanderer' which seemed quite apt after his adventures in this post!)

Queen Bee
www.craftsbygemma.typepad.co.uk

Lesley said...

Oh so much fabulousness MM - thanks for great photos, a great journey round Brizzle and lots of giggles!!!

He does look to be a very distinguished bird and in the light of the whole takeover of the world thing I feel something military is in order.

Squadron Leader P John Smythe reporting for duty, Sir!!!

(did you see what I did there? Did you? P John/pigeon ??.....)

Have to second the call for taking care of your feet - pigeon pox is just the pits - not that I have it - I'm not a pigeon....

Going now...

xx

Annette said...

He has the same facial expression as Feathers McGraw from The Wrong Trousers (Wallace and Gromit) so I'd have to choose Feathers... just watch out he doesn't prove to be such a notorious criminal! Or perhaps in your house that would only add to the insanity!! :o)

Kitsch n Zinc said...

Brilliant!

That cheeky fella is just wicked! I love him - I so want one!!

I was led to believe that all pigeons were called Bernice but now I'm not so sure. I think he looks like a Bert, can't wait to see his tank top ;o)

Do you ever get any funny looks while taking such fab pictures?

Kitschy x

tintocktap said...

LOL at Annette's comment re. Feathers McGraw. I can see her point exactly (something to do with body shape, I think). Now the thought of Pigeon McGraw and 007 getting up to tricks together really has the mind boggling. Forget the competitive thing - 007 and Pigeon McGraw as allies - a scary thought!

Kitty said...

Cute pigeon -- don't normally like them since they tend to use my car as target practice :-(

Played around with anagrams of 'pigeon' for his name ... One-pig, Ignope, Oeping, Ginope, Opigne, Gone-ip, Pingoe. But my favourite anagrams are either Nige-po (as in Nigel without the 'l' and po sounding poo) or Pongie.

x

emma & spanner said...

Colin, he has to be called Colin. A dignified name that suggests a razor sharp wit hidden under that cool exterior!

I only found my way to your blog last week and I'm loving how moody 007 is! I can't wait to see how he's going to get on with his new feathered housemate...such drama!

Cheers!

Two Crofters said...

gulp
i need a pigeon.....
when will pigeon maker return from Spain?????
the wait is almost as painful as the wait for my very own monkee
i am not sure i can take the need for knit much longer.....

anyhoo...

terry
or
percy
or
ralph

t x

p.s - can you knit a coop?

Kae said...

How cute is that Mr Pigeon 019!! I NEED one!!! ... But maybe rather a knitted one... now that I've mastered the DPNs, I might have a go... Oh dear, I'm off on one again and think I can actually make up my own pigeon pattern... MM, what are you doing??? Lol.

As for a name... I'm rubbish with names (just ask my children lol, they have to live with my choices)... Why not stick with Mr P019? Numbers all the way chez MM :D

~x~

Joleo said...

My word that's difficult. But how well he settled in.

I go for Victor, in the vein of villains and cads.

Solorn said...

Frederico..or perhaps Valentino the Love Pigeon. I have no idea whats happening inside my head today but it's interesting.

I think I also need a pigeon! He wouldn't have to fly far, just 20 miles south to Weston :)

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

I'm afraid I can't beat Lesley's name - Squadron Leader P "John" Smythe - too clever!!!!! (and she didn't pay me to say that!)

I love Charlie's pigeons and desperately want one too! She was very kind and sent me her toadstool crochet pattern to celebrate my new skill but I'm going to need a bit of help as I can't "read" crochet yet!!!

More marvellous photos by the way. When is the book coming out?

Lucy xxx
(who really wishes you were coming to London too!)

Jacqui said...

Geginald!

Rach said...

How about Py, Pigeon Py has got a certain ring to it don't you think?
x

Bea said...

Looks like a Magnus to me.. but Magnus Pigeon doesn't really sound good, does it? He might need a middlename, like Maxmillian!

Magnus Maxmillian Pigeon, ha!!

;D

trek said...

Reminds me of the pigeons in Finding Nemo!

samquilter said...

Columba livia is the scientific name for pigeon....so I think "Livia" is a perfect name!!

Working Mom Knits said...

WMK checking in from Maryland with a name submission - or two:

Compass
Homer

* a play on homing pigeons
http://www.homingpigeon.com/

Zoe said...

Looks like a Dave to me - no idea why!! Very cute though x :)

Grilled Pizza said...

I so want a pigeon and i havent even got a monkee yet lol
How about Sebastian lol
GP x

Pink Sky said...

Oh no, I want a pigeon now! This could be a problem - I'm still trying to get my hands on a Monkee...

How about Patrick, or Paxton, or Pedro, or Penley, or Pierce?

Queen of the froggers said...

LOL! he is fab! He looks like a Trevor to me!!

Gigibird said...

Did you know that pigeons are Spitfire's of the bird world....so with that in mind what about Douglas after Sir Douglas Bader....or perhaps Biggles??

Josephine said...

Finally forced to de-lurk....Surely he's a Walter as in Walter Pidgeon( 'Mrs. Minniver''Meet me in St. Louis' etc.)or am i showing my age? I also like Gigibird's suggestion of Biggles. He could be Walter Biggles Pigeon..now there's a tongue-twister.

Jane said...

Definately a Feathers McGraw in disguise. Aren't you joining the trip tomorrow? :( Jane x

crazy jane said...

I'd say it has to be 'walter' pigeon.
'One of 1940s Hollywood's most dignified leading men, a handsome, tall and dark haired man'
I think that sums him up!!
I have only just found you and your monkey( and now pigeon) and you make me smile every day, thank you!
and now I need a pigeon of my own!!

mushroommeadows said...

heheheh this pigeon is definitely cute! I'm not so sure about real ones though...I'm not quite convinced about real ones still...

Anyway, make him a tank! make him tank!!! :) I think that would so cute. :D

www.tantehilde.be said...

I think pigeon is a she and her name is miss moneypenny..

Gina said...

He looks like a Percy to me! But Lesley's suggestion was very clever.
Another brilliantly funny post!

Rosie said...

oh no, I've fallen in love again (please don't tell my husband). that is one cute pigeon, and with his very own tank top pattern, too. But I dare you to call him STOOL (as in stool pigeon, not as in excrement, although having been pooed on by the occasional passing pigeon....)

Di said...

Mine has a great name - but I guess they can't be called the same thing! His name is Poop - Pigeon Poop!! The inane childishness of it all just makes me giggle everytime I think about it!

If it can't be poop I like Pie (above) or Woodie - Wood Pigeon or Dove so he can think he's moved up in the bird hierarchy - he looks a little like a collared dove!

I guess I'll need to get my pigeon out on a little journey!!

Di said...

I meant to say - if a post on my measly little blog can generate 4 pigeon sales for Charlie then I wonder what your beautiful post can do for her sales!! Really must get the sweater knitted! Poop has been feeling the cold!!

the vicious chicken said...

Looks like Di has beaten me to it as I was going to suggest Woody. My other option was Hercule, because he's got a lot in common with that Belgian detective... slightly portly gentleman... kindly demeanour... beady little eyes for picking up on tiny clues... it all adds up.

Failing that... Sergeant Dinsdale.
VCxx

Merry Mog said...

Love the bird! Gregory Peck! All the Best. Still working on my Monkee. Merry Mog

Leigh said...

I love this post, as usual, I am laughing so hard! I think his name should be Reginald. He is so adorable maybe he should be called Dori?

joanne wardle said...

cool he's crocheted, only the best craft in the entire world!!

and his name is
Captain Hook!

(hook as in crochet hook *groan*)

I just love his passport! how cool is that

Jodie said...

Bertie !
You , Ms Monkee maker are an inspiration !

Kaz said...

Hilarious post as usual, that pigeon is a bit too cute and I am worried 007 may get a tad jealous again!

Mr Humphries suggests Captain Peacock.

dottydesigns said...

I'm not usually a fan of pigeons but this one is one cute pigeon, my son suggested beaky. good luck x

Muddling Through said...

Definitely "Cuthbert", sounds distinguished, doesn't it? And then you could call him "Bert" or "Bertie" as well. Whenever I see pigeons I always think of Bert of Sesame Street, who loved pigeons and sang a song, "Doing the Pigeon".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPj3G7U-K04
Love your humor!
~Elaine~

Anonymous said...

Your little pigeon reminds me of the Wacky Races Cartoons that my children used to watch. www.hotink.com/wacky/dastrdly/index.html
He could be named Yankee after Yankee Doodle Pigeon ....all together now...catch that pigeon, catch that pigeon.. ???
I too think a monkee story book would be a great idea.
c*

Charlie P said...

WOW! What a great post :D It's fab to see Mr.P settling in in, eyeing up the fit birds in the garden and I LOVE his photo collage. Although I've been giggling away at the photos (as usual... German flatmates must think I'm a lunatic)Mr Pigeon 007 is now jealous that I never take him out for coffee or make artistic montages of him.
I think name-wise as a tribute to Bristol's most famous suspension bridge designer you should make him a little beard and call him Isambard Pigeon Brunel. It sounds distinguished, don't you think?

April said...

Can't think now, off to buy a pigeon!

lauren said...

well, i had "feathers mcgraw" in mind...but a couple of people have beaten me to it! (i *LOVE* homer, capt. peacock and especially arthur FOWL-er too though!)

for my own suggestion, i'm going to go with "smidgeon the pigeon" --fun to say and he IS quite small! it's a bit rubbish as names go, but i've already named a car and a sock monkee this week, so i'm no longer turning in my best work, i fear! whatever he turns out to be called, he's CUTE as the dickens!!! (...and that passport!!!!!!!) :

Mandy D said...

I'd call him Birdy.

Julie said...

I'm thinking Piper or Pascale...both sound appropriate to me!!

Anonymous said...

He looks rather dashing to me so I think he is Phillipe probably even Sir Phillipe Dovecot. Margaret L.

marmar2 said...

Flappie;-)
Herman
Murphy

Great pigeon! And if I need to rescue a monkee, just say so!

paper-and-string said...

I wondered at first how a pigeon would cope surrounded by so many monkeys...but then I spied the twinkle of knowledge in no 19's eye and it occured to me that perhaps he flew over from Africa and PERHAPS he was the pigeon that helped out Jane Goodall with all her chimp research (pigeons are known for their amazing monkey knowledge you know!) so I think THE perfect name is Goodall...p'raps shortened (in a long way) to good-ole pigeon :-)

On the other hand I think i may have been sewing cupcakes for too long and it may have addled my brain box!

whatever he's called he is one cool pigeon :-)

xxx

trashalou said...

Along the Wacky Races theme I am going for Stop. You get it? Stop the Pigeon!!!! Hahahahahahahahaaaaaa (oh shoot me now.)

Tangled said...

well not,, not read through all the comments, but am thinking Percival is a suitable name for such an adventurous Pigeon

will certainly be back again to read further adventures etc

aweseome

Jo xx

Tangled said...

that was meant to say

well now

not

well not !!

Letty said...

Hi, I think his name is McPigeon !
Letty

Anonymous said...

Pongie or spike

Kate in Kent said...

Blimey, I'd never thought I'd see a pigeon I thought was cute.

I second/third the suggestion to call him Pie - especially with today being "Pi" day and all (3.14 if you're American, which clearly I'm not, but if they WILL insist on writing their dates the wrong way round... )

Also, just wondered if you've ever seen this website....

Totty Teabag said...

I was going to say Gregory Peck, but I see someone was in before me. I'll go with Silvester, meaning "found in a wood".

Anonymous said...

Oh, dear, and you were worried about 007 facing the wall and sulking...a definite case of 'NosusOutOfJointus' I think (trust me, I'm in the medical profession!) Fran x

Traceyr said...

Very important pigeon called him Wilberforce.

Down to earth pigeon call him Jeff. LOL

He is very cute whatever you call him.

Leanne said...

Following my tradition of inanimate object having first and last names starting with the same letter it will have to start with a "P" I am thinking girls names Penelope - shortened to Penny. Penny pigeon or is that penny pinching.

Bea said...

Pollard! No?

Blossom said...

Well Trafalgar Square is the home of the pigeon so how about Trafalgar or Nelson??! :)

If you think he could be a bit of a Hip Hop pigeon at heart you could call him P.Ginny....but that makes him sound like a bit of a girl! :)

lucykate crafts... said...

i was going to say percy, but that's already come up.

harold?

Marissa said...

I think the pigeon's name should be Colin - after the adorable bartender at the Paris Ritz's Hemingway Bar. My girlfriends and I have flown in from California and are doing a great job of spending all our euros on Colin's amazing cocktails. I think naming a pigeon after him is only fitting.

:-) I love your blog SO much and am knitting my own monkey while here in Paris! I hope he turns out as cute as your flock!

Marissa Miller
San Francisco Bay Area, CA USA
(but temporarily calling France home this week!)

JOinTAS said...

What about Maxwell Smart or 99 (could be a female pigeon) or from the Professionals, Bodie or Doyle.

Jennie said...

Oooh you have 66 comments!!
I am going to say Walter, I don't know why. If someone has already said it then I apologise because it's late and I can't get through all 66 comments.

mrspao said...

I kind of like HP Sauce :)

I am gratified that I'm not the only one here who has an irrational fear of pigeons.

Melissa said...

That is an awfully cute pigeon. It looks as if he could get up to a lot on the sly, though.

Well, I was going to say Poirot, after Hercule Poirot, but I see VC has beaten me to that reference.

I'd have to go with Dr. No. Or maybe Jaws. Jaws sounds like a good name for an unassuming pigeon...

Melissa said...

ps I left your blog up on the computer screen. My husband came across it and said, "This is hilarious. How about Poofinger?" I don't know about him, sometimes...

Pigeon McPhee? I have to stop thinking about this now...

Mumi said...

I agree with Merry Mog..Gregory Peck is just perfect...thanks for the chuckle :0)

Dandy said...

Hmmm... I think you should name him "Bert". doesn't it take you back to the seasame street days...

"doin' the Hmp, hmp, Pig..eon!!"

lol

Secret Squirrel said...

Phew! it took ages to scroll to the bottom of this comment list...
And all i wanted to say is...

I WANT A PIGEON TOO!!

mmm..i will have to draw a pigeon me thinks

xox eve xox