Home for the Holidays
Having a home fulfills such a fundamental need that we can scarcely understand the importance of having one unless we don't. Everybody needs someplace to belong, a space in this world that can be called one's own.
There is no greater gift than being given a home. Here is the story of one.
On September 10th, rescued king pigeon Peppermint and I attended the Marin County Adoption Fair. We spoke to a lot of folks and talked about the plight of pigeons in shelters throughout the Bay Area. One couple that we spoke to, Claudia & Jim, followed up to learn more. In October, I went to their home and we considered the aviary possibilities. Here they are posing in front of where their aviary would be built.
Claudia & Jim came to my home to meet the pigeons and see my aviary and in November, they began construction on theirs.
It was completed in early December and on the ninth, I delivered four very lucky pigeons to their new home.
Betti and her mate Tux and Rascal and her mate Derby were immediately pleased with their beautiful new aviary where they are the big birds!
Jim & Claudia, pictured here with Rascal & Betti, are the latest adopters to open their hearts and offer a home to rescued pigeons. Claudia and Jim didn't really need pigeons, but they saw pigeons that needed them. And they responded to that need.
This year, MickaCoo has placed more than 300 pigeons and doves in wonderful, safe, forever homes. Here are just a few of the lives that have been saved.
YUZU & QUINCE (PHOTO BY SHAE IRVING)
And many more.
Thank you for all of your support. YOU have made saving these innocent lives possible. Without you, it couldn't have been done.
Wishing you all the blessings of the season,
Elizabeth & MickaCoo Pigeon & Dove Rescue