Monday, January 30, 2012

They Won't Leave the Pope's House


I thought you might enjoy this, the Pope releases doves, from Sunday's Angelus but "they won't leave the Pope's house", he says and chuckles. I have same problem with pigeons at times.

7 comments:

Jorge Carrillo said...

No safe places out there, they might have sensed.

Carol Delphine said...

I suppose if it had done droppings on his head it would have been lucky!

credidi propter quod locutus sum said...

Let's hope that they are not the only ones to not want to leave the casa del papa!

Fr Seán Coyle said...

Maybe if he had brought one of his beloved cats to the balcony the doves wouldn't have stayed around so long!

gemoftheocean said...

Carol, that only applies to dog's 'droppings' if you step in it! :-D

[I wonder if that superstition is the same all over, even in Outer Mongolia.]

IF you ever do have problems with pigeons fouling certain areas (say they hang out over the church entrances) you can always discretely put up rows of thumbtacks on the ledges they want to lounge on.

Carol Delphine said...

gem - It doesn't just refer to stepping in dog muck actually. Having a bird do it's droppings on you is considered good luck for some reason in this part of the world. Do you have to pretend you are an expert on everything? God help us!

gemoftheocean said...

Carol, that's why there was a 'smiley' after what I said. Get a grip! At any rate, one hopes for luck, since it would be a nice reward for getting 'dumped' on.