21 April 2009

Pigeons

"Dog and cat breeds have rescue groups," she said. "Rabbits have a rescue group. Guinea pigs have a rescue group. Even rats have a rescue group. But nobody was looking out for pigeons." Kizzie gave her benefactress a peck on her hand, for emphasis. Every patch of Young's skin, including her nose and forehead, bears the scars and bloody wounds of countless misunderstandings. It's never the pigeon's fault, she said. A bird comes with a beak. Get over it. The pigeon is just being a pigeon.

Elizabeth Young, San Francisco's pigeon lady.

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