Patricia Youngquist is the author of a book series, "Words In Our Beak," in which the stories are told by Cam, the bird pictured above. Click on the 1st image of sidebar (R) for info. Moreover, some of her photo-based art work is available via Fine Art America. Click on the 2nd image sidebar (R) to visit. On another note, in light of the coronavirus pandemic, she has created face-masks. Click on the 3rd image in sidebar (R). Visit her website via the 2nd image in left sidebar.
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Thursday, October 8, 2020
Thursday's Testimony: There are times when care taking is for the birds.
It's no secret that there is a lot (understatement) of negative content both on Twitter as well as Facebook.
Moreover, there is a lot of negative content about pigeons. But every now and then (if not more than now and then) a heart-warming "story" is shared.
Here is one of them:
As you can see from the image directly above an eldery man is in a hospital laying on his side in a bed and a pigeon is sitting on his blanket. Supposedly “the nurse who took this photo said the following: ‘This elderly patient was admitted to the hospital three days ago and during those three days no family members came to visit or take care of him. The nurse who took this photo said that a pigeon came two days ago and stayed in his bed for a long time ..’. Later it was learned that he always fed the pigeon when he was sitting on the bench in the park near the hospital …”
Not sure if any of this story is true, but I do know from my experience in assiting with rescuing a pigeon in my rooftop garden, as well as with my observing other pigeons who visit my place, they are very smart.