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Saturday, March 13, 2010

A Pigeon Called Noah

In a departure from my usual art-related posts, today I'm happy to share one of the sweetest, most heartwarming stories - thanks to Dolores for forwarding this to me. Now, meet an extraordinary pigeon named Noah:

All content and photos by: Wild Rose Rescue Ranch

"These little bunnies, about 6 days old, were attacked by a dog and orphaned. Two out of the litter of five did not survive, and these three were not doing very well.

Enter Noah—the non-releasable, one-legged homing pigeon/rock dove that we have here in rehab.

Noah kept going over to the bunny cage and looking in—even sleeping in front of the door to the cage. Then, 2 days ago, I only counted 2 bunnies in the cage, so I hurriedly picked Noah up from the front of the cage so I could look inside. And to my surprise—there was the tiny bunny—under Noah's wing—sound asleep!

The bunny had crawled through the cage—preferring a featherbed, no doubt. Now, they are all together, and the bunnies are doing GREAT. When the bunnies scoot underneath Noah's feathers, he extends his wings out to surround them—and they snuggle. When one of them moves and they start sticking out here and there, he gently pushes them back under him with his beak!"

For an update on Noah, and to learn how you can help, visit the Wild Rose Rescue Ranch.


Lululiz said...

This is such a beautiful, amazing story, it made me cry.

Beth Niquette said...

Oh, Catherine--what a lovely lovely story and pictures. I am just fascinated. WOW!

Sharon said...

That is so touching and precious. I love stories like that. Makes one really stop and think of all the wondeful things in life. :-)

PiecesofD said...

That is the sweetest thing!

Anonymous said...

How excruciatingly beautiful! If only all humans could posses such kindness. I have always known, that society has much to learn from the creatures that live amongst us.

Thank you, for sharing such a touching story with us all!