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.
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.
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.
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!
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!