Saturday, July 03, 2010

Cookie The Peacock

Cookie The Peacock

The Poser

I was having coffee on Thursday afternoon with Karl Gunnar Lord. He was a close friend to my dad. They grew up together in Tungelsta, and were class mates, and you can see both of them on this school photo from 1936. Midway through the coffee drinking we were interrupted by Cookie the Peacock. He is twenty years old and is always looking to get another cake, hence the name. So obviously I had to give him a bun which he ate from my hand (sort of). He is a busy bird Cookie, as there are a few pheasants in the neighbourhood that he has to keep track of (and chase away). You will sometimes find him on the roof of an old playhouse from where he can overlook the surroundings. There are also a couple of cats to keep him alert. Cookie usually spends his nights a few meter up the impressive oak tree in the back garden. Oh, and if you plan to visit, don't arrive in a big noisy truck because chances are that Cookie will go mental and attack you and the truck.

13 comments:

Sharon said...

I say if you've got it flaunt it!

Leif Hagen said...

Your timing was perfect to catch Cookie with its feathers all spread out!

Steffe said...

Only because I chased the poor bird around for a while!

Scylla said...

Oj, vilken snygging! Jag har varit lite sugen på att skaffa ett påfågelpar, så småningom, men det kanske inte skulle passa på en gammal Dalagård. Jag tycker om påfågelskri, av någon underlig anledning. Egentligen låter det ju inte särskilt vackert.

Wibbo said...

Beautiful!

Umepojk i Mason, Ohio said...

Undrar om jag var klasskamrat med en av Karl Gunnars döttrar. Kommer inte ihåg hennes förnamn eller vilket år, men det kan ju inte finnas så många med det efternamnet.

RedPat said...

Cookie is a winner!

Jacob said...

Funny! I had no idea you had peacocks in Sweden! They are beautiful birds, but can be a bit feisty!

T. Becque said...

Nice against that red background. Sounds like Cookie has a bit of a temper.

That is the chicken said...

Love the first picture of Cookie against the red house!

VP said...

You aren't the only one who chased a peacock for a while. I did it some times but never with these nice results. You caught him against the perfect background!

photokerstin said...

Helt underbara bilder!

ghostseeker said...

I'm with Cookie. I work the graveyard shift and when people are making a lot of noise in the day when I'm trying to sleep, it makes me want to go postal!