Craig & Eileen: Pro-Pigeon!

On February 17th, a friend of mine sent me a link to the wedding site of Craigslist’s Craig Newmark and his bride Eileen featuring a photo of a married-for-life pair of feral pigeons about to kiss.

True Love

True Love

I was thrilled to see pigeons so honored. They are incredibly loving and devoted to their mates and a perfect symbol for a happy marriage. I couldn’t wait to introduce Craig & Eileen to MickaCoo Pigeon & Dove Rescue!

Amazingly, I got my chance on April 9th when Craig & Eileen kindly had me over to introduce them to rescued king pigeons Snow & Margaret.

Snow & Eileen

Snow & Eileen

Eileen records the moment

Eileen records the moment

Margaret, Snow & Craig

Margaret, Snow & Craig

We had a very fun visit. Big, burly and sometimes surly bachelor pigeons Snow and Margaret surprised me by being completely relaxed and at ease. They were helping me with the “palomacy” and did an incredible job. For now, Craig and Eileen are undecided about committing to adopt pigeons but they have become strong supporters of MickaCoo Pigeon & Dove Rescue.

Craig blogs about adopting pigeons!

Craig blogs about adopting pigeons!

And I can always tell when Craig shares one of our Facebook posts because, instead of the hundreds of impressions our posts usually get, the numbers jump well into the thousands!

The "Craig Newmark Bump"

The “Craig Newmark Bump”

On May 3rd, Craig Newmark, via craigconnects.org, awarded MickaCoo a $1000 grant in support of our work to save the lives of domestic pigeons & doves that would otherwise be killed for lack of vet care and homes. MickaCoo is very proud to have this support.

Thank you Eileen, Craig and craigconnects.org! 

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5 Comments

  1. Great story! Spread the word, as they need us to! I adore Polka Dot and Pansy, and who knew how wonderful and easy pet pigeons would be!

  2. Wow, I KNEW there was a reason I liked Craigslist!!

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