Monday, March 15, 2010
I just read that there is going to be a new show on Animal Planet starting next year about Mike Tyson and flying/racing pigeons. I'm excited that people are going to get to see a side of pigeons that they probably never saw before but since I've rescued (and many others have rescued) banded homers that owners didn't care to have back because they never made it home by themselves, my excitement is tinged with a little apprehension. I know that Mike Tyson has been known for a long time to be a big pigeon fancier as I read in Andrew Blechman's "Pigeons :The Fascinating Saga of the World's Most Revered and Reviled Bird" but I wonder what the show will really be like. I wonder if they are doing homers or tipplers or flights....... I always miss seeing pigeons now that we live out in the country. Here are some pictures of my past pigeon friends....
Manuel - my first pigeon love RIP
Falafel - (banded NY Flight) who I fostered and got into a home with a rich florist
Mr Midtown - (banded Homer) who I gave to a woman who keeps pigeons on her balcony in Tribeca
Sprite, Stumpy, and Sonny - a family of pigeons I fed every morning in my backyard on 6th street