weird love of pigeons became pop culture fodder, Toronto had Mr. Stonehouse and his bird, Allan. Mr. Stonehouse and his feathered friend were pretty much inseparable in the ‘40s. Not only did Allan regularly accompany Mr. Stonehouse to work, but they also took swing-dancing lessons and competed in a duet singing competition (where they placed third).

"> weird love of pigeons became pop culture fodder, Toronto had Mr. Stonehouse and his bird, Allan. Mr. Stonehouse and his feathered friend were pretty much inseparable in the ‘40s. Not only did Allan regularly accompany Mr. Stonehouse to work, but they also took swing-dancing lessons and competed in a duet singing competition (where they placed third).

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Morning Throwback: in the ‘40s, bird really was the word


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Before Mike Tyson and his weird love of pigeons became pop culture fodder, Toronto had Mr. Stonehouse and his bird, Allan. Mr. Stonehouse and his feathered friend were pretty much inseparable in the ‘40s. Not only did Allan regularly accompany Mr. Stonehouse to work, but they also took swing-dancing lessons and competed in a duet singing competition (where they placed third).

When they traveled to Miami Beach, Allan fell in love with a pink flamingo and decided to stay behind in the Florida sunshine, leaving Mr. Stonehouse to return home to Toronto alone, thereby ending their friendship.

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