Every morning like clockwork, Percy shows up at Victoria Perkins' home in Kennewick.
He struts around the front porch, perches above the doorjamb or naps in the eaves above the portico.
He occasionally sweeps around the neighborhood.
Percy is a snow white dove with a friendly nature that makes Perkins believe he belongs to someone and might be lost.
"He showed up here about four or five weeks ago and has been hanging around ever since, so I started calling him Percy," Perkins said, admitting she's not certain he's a male.
"I found him walking around in our garage and now he comes every morning to eat and stays the entire day. He leaves around 7 each night, but I have no idea where he goes."
All Perkins has to do the next morning is walk out onto her porch with her coffee and call his name and he comes swooping down to say hello.
But with winter coming, she worries about how he'll fare in the cold.
"He's so friendly that I just know he has to belong to someone," Perkins said. "I think he may have been let loose during a wedding ceremony and just got lost. I hope if someone has lost a dove they will call me. He's so sweet, and I'm truly worried about his safety."
Lynn Thompkins, director of the nonprofit Blue Mountain Wildlife organization, said white doves in this area are bred in captivity and often used at weddings.
"It is possible (Percy) could have been let loose at a wedding and for some reason became confused," Thompkins told the Herald. "Especially, if the bird found itself being chased by a hawk."
Anyone who may have lost a dove can call Perkins at 509-521-6933.
If nobody claims him, Perkins isn't sure what to do since she can't afford a large enough cage to bring him into the house this winter.
Thompkins said as long as doves have a food source and find shelter out of the wind, they stand a good chance of surviving cold weather.
For now, Percy continues to do his thing -- hangin' with his new human friend.
-- Dori O'Neal: 582-1514; firstname.lastname@example.org; Twitter: @dorioneal