By Alex Glenn • 14 September 2021 • 9:00
‘Pigeon-mad' woman spends £4,000 a year on treating her rescue pigeons Credit: Pixabay
‘Pigeon-mad’ woman spends £4,000 a year on dressing and treating her rescue pigeons. Many people splash out on their pets and buy them outfits, but this tends to be for those who have pet pooches.
One pigeon owner though has gone to the extreme and aims to give her rescue pigeons a life of luxury. They even have their own wardrobe full of outfits to ensure that they look stylish at all times.
23-year-old Meggy Johnson came to the rescue of Sky and Moose after they had sadly been abandoned when they were only tiny. Meggy hand reared them around the clock and now they are truly tame.
Meggy commented on Sky and Moose’s luxury lifestyle and said: “They have their own converted bedroom which is their space and they have all their little perches, toys and wardrobe. They live the life of luxury,”
“They are fashionistas and have their own wardrobe with about 17 outfits – each one costs between £25 and £30. They do look super cool but the outfits are also really practical because they catch their poo and help keep the house clean.”
Meggy spends a considerable sum on her pets but it could be even more than she thinks. Meggy said: “I spend between £300 and £400 on them a month but if I looked through my bank account I would probably shock myself, it could be more,”
“We also celebrate their birthdays and ‘gotcha days’ of when they were rescued and I spoil them as you would any family member with lots of presents.”
In other quirky news, Marathon winner disqualified for wearing the wrong shoes at Vienna Marathon.
Many runners put on a stunning performance on Sunday, September 12, for the Vienna Marathon, but one unlucky runner came in first before later being disqualified.
Ethiopia’s Derara Hurisa was disqualified after the race as he had worn “the wrong shoes”.
Hurisa is only 24 years old and made it across the finish line 3 seconds faster than the next placed runner. After the event though he was disqualified after it was uncovered that the soles on his shoes were one centimetre thicker than the maximum permitted for the race.
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Originally from the UK, Alex is based in Almeria and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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