Thursday, February 18, 2010
Pigeons can also be kept as pets. Back in the old days, pigeons used to be trained to carry messages. Some pigeons have carried messages during wars, and have even won awards and medals for doing this, just like war dogs have. Which is pretty amazing for a bird, if you ask me.
We don't really have any pigeons in our neighborhood where we live right now, but where Mom used to live, there were pigeons. One time, a pair of them built a nest in a little place under the eaves on her house, and then they had babies. But the roof was slanted, so the nest kept trying to slide down. But the squabs still managed to grow up and be adult pigeons. After which, the nest slid all the way down and clogged up the gutter. It's stuff like this that makes some people not like pigeons, but Mom still likes them because she thinks they are pretty, and she likes the cooing noise they make. And I like them because I would really like to catch one and eat it!