An unusual friend – level 1

25-06-2021 15:00

Xavier Bouget is an 80 year old pensioner. He comes from Brittany, France. He has an unusual friend: a pigeon.

One day, Bouget sees a baby pigeon in the street. The pigeon wants to fly away from a cat. It falls to the ground.

Bouget tells his wife about it. She asks him why Bouget does not bring the pigeon home. Bouget goes back. He brings the pigeon home.

Bouget calls the pigeon Blanchon. Bouget and Blanchon become best friends. The bird sits on the man´s shoulder all day.

Bouget says that every person can have an animal as a best friend. The most important thing is to respect the animal. Bouget watches the bird. He cares about him.

Difficult words: pensioner (a person who stops working and he gets money from the government), pigeon (a grey bird which lives in cities and walks in the streets), respect (to care about somebody and about what he feels and needs).

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