Thursday, January 15, 2009

A new pet

I work as you know. A few weeks ago, this amazing creature showed up, soooooo, of course, we got some chicken scratch after a couple of days and started feeding him! Percy is quite the showman. When he first appeared, he did not have the beautiful tail feathers and fantastic flight feathers he does now. Slowly but surely those have all filled in and he is a magnificent iridescent beauty. He has made himself very much at home, and peers at me over the paper cabinet a lot during the day. He also hangs out at the front door, peering in. He loves sitting on the back of the rollback truck and munching his snacks. He and the shop cat are now on friendly terms--as long as the cat stays out of his way. He loves to sit on top of the silver truck as well. He honks if there is not enough corn in the front to suit him, and has started wandering into the shop if the overhead doors are open. If he gets startled, he will fly through the shop to the next open door--sounds like a jet! He does snitch the cat's food if Skidmark (the guys named the cat, not me!) does not notice. Last Sunday the boss was in the shop and did not realize Percy had snuck in. (Well, it was getting chilly outside, don't cha know?) Anyway, when we got to work Monday morning he was sitting on top of one of the forklifts. Of course, he does leave deposits here and there, so the guys have to clean that up. Even if they compain, they like him. He will walk right up behind one that might be welding or grinding--sparks flying do not bother him. So what if they drop a piece of steel as long as it is not on him. I am hoping to get some more shots, and hopefully he will spread that tail instead of always cleaning it. His neck and top comb are just gorgeous too and I would like for you all to see them as well.
Oh, and yes, I am still stitching the background!


The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...


And he just showed up and started eating and hanging out?

Double WOW.

Amazing photos, Pat. Thanks. The background is endless, but it looks so nice when done!

Love to Stitch 99 said...

Oh Pat, that is just too cute :-)

Pierrette =^..^=

NCPat said...

Yes, he just showed up. Now he does as he pleases! LOL Now, we all check to make sure he has food, or that someone knows where he is most of the time....since the boys have big boy toys...