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Sep 13, 2007

A Pigeon finally does something good!

Annoying pigeons CAN redeem themselves!

According to reports, this abandoned baby monkey, "close to death, is revived by the love of a bird. Taken to an animal hospital, he was weaned back to physical health but still showed little appetite for life.

It was not until a fellow patient, a white pigeon, took him under her wing and showed him love and affection that he perked up. Now the two are inseparable, say staff." Ahnnngggh.


Excellent cuteporting, Erin R. More on this story here, at the Metro UK. Photo owned and available from Photoshot ;)

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 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 09:15 AM

Monkey sez:
I will luff you for effer!

 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 09:17 AM

The look on the monkey's face is so sweet. And his little hand caressing her. Adorable.

Pearl Ostroff
 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 09:17 AM

I *just* sent you this story! Ack!

 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 09:17 AM

Yay! I sent this in and I've been checking every 10 minutes to see if it makes it! I love these interspecies love stories...they make me get all warm and fuzzy inside. **:)**

 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 09:18 AM

Awww and the article title is Dove at First Sight . this couldn't get any cuter.

Awwwww IRk I think my heart is melting.

 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 09:20 AM

Something to coo over indeed

 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 09:23 AM


 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 09:24 AM

Looking at that I feel all warm and fuzzy inside...of course thinking about last night makes me feel that way, too.


 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 09:26 AM

This is so sweet. Love the itty monkey's face. Now how's mom gonna teach him to fly?

 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 09:27 AM

I just love these stories. Humans can learn a lot from this. So precious. LOVE IT! Keep them coming.

 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 09:33 AM

This is how Disney movies are made!

Steph VW
 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 09:34 AM

ahhhh. swoon. my heart just melted.

 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 09:39 AM

OK, just stop it! I cannot take any more heartache. I'm dying here. That monkey looks so vulnerable, I just can't bear it.

 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 09:39 AM

Sara -- TMI ;-) . . . but good for you!

 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 09:44 AM

StephVW - I was just thinking last nite about Disney movies. Where have all the GOOD animated ones gone?!!? I want animations and singing animals, danggit! And I agree heartily! This is a Disney movie if I ever saw one!

 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 09:49 AM

I think the monkey's eyes just made my heart break. Duct tape, anyone?

 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 09:53 AM

And the boid is all, "What are you looking at? Yeah, this is my behbeh. You got a problems with that?!"

mrs fonebone
 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 09:58 AM

YAAAAYYY more lof for the peeeeeeeigeons! They're so maligned but I lofs the peeeige. I've had people give me dirty looks in public when I feed pigeons.

Of course, I wonder what's going to happen once the monkey starts wanting to fly...

 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 10:01 AM

Awwwwww. :') This made me a little teary. Squeeeeeee!!!

 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 10:05 AM

And so began the winged monkees of OZ

 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 10:10 AM

Annie - HAHA! Brill.

All joking aside, I think this nearly tops all the other interspecies stories.

 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 10:13 AM

well the link doesn't tell us anymore than Meg did (unless I missed something?) I want details!! How long have they been there? More pics! Stories! What will happen in the future?

 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 10:25 AM

Pigeons are awesome! You don't give them enough credit. Here's another pigeon doing good things, 90 years ago:

Tyler Karaszewski
 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 10:29 AM

Pigies are coolio! Bert told me so:


This story makes me happy happy happy.

 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 10:29 AM

yes, one on one pigeons are as nice as anything else. ppl just seem to hate most of the animals that manage to survive well in our cities.

 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 10:30 AM

This actually made me tear up a bit. *dabs at eyes*

 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 10:36 AM

beautiful, beautiful picture

 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 10:44 AM

For a while I was doing some orphaned bird care at Liberty Wildlife in Phoenix. The behbeh and youngun pigeons BY FAR had the best personalities of all the different types of bird. Liked to nuzzle and cuddle. Very sweet birds. Totally changed my opinion of them.

 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 10:44 AM

altho....this was just wild birds so my claim to best personality does not take into account parrots, etc. Pet bird fans do not become outraged by my claim!!

 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 10:46 AM

Awwwww... the expression on the bebeh's face and it's hand gently resting on the birdy... *swoons* so adorable!

 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 10:48 AM

I love crows and seagulls. LURVE them. Pigeons, I loathe.

But this--this could easily soften my crusty exterior long enough to make me think twice before I shoot* another pigeon.


*A dirty LOOK! Shoot him a dirty *look*!! 8)

Too Many Maureens
 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 10:54 AM

lupes, We have chickens and some of them are very affectionate and cuddly. We as humans rarely realy pay attention to animals and what they are really truley like. If their intelligence is not like ours they are not sentient(SP?) beings. Too bad for us we are missing a lot in the world.

 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 11:01 AM

Bahahah, Maureen of the many numbered, you crack me up. I too love crows and seagulls, I can't think of a better life than flying, eating, and making a general mess of everything. But this pigeon is definitely topping my dirty-birdie chart right now, what a sweet sweet picture and story! Interspeesh snorgling is my fave!(except for golden retreivers, that is)

 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 11:03 AM

Oh my gosh! I'm almost in tears here. Wow, that picture is incredibly sweet. Oh my gosh, I can't get over it!! Awww. Oh my gosh! Awww!!

 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 11:16 AM

Good Lord, that is the sweetest thing ... GAH.

 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 11:18 AM

That is the sweetest face I've ever seen! That baby monkey is so adorable. I want him !!!

nursegirl 113
 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 11:18 AM

Now I have seen everything. . .

you guys r silly
 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 11:28 AM

Let other people call them "sky rats," but I love pigeons. One summer a pair nested in the ivy just below my kitchen window. Every so often one of them would peek over the windowsill and we'd have long conversations through the screen in "pigeonese."

I haven't a clue what either of us was saying, but evidently I didn't say anything to offend him/her, 'cuz he/she kept coming back.

I have to think that what was going through that bird's head was something like, "Look at that stupid human in the cage - I can get her to talk. Maybe I can teach her to say some dirty words!"

Oddly enough, I never saw him/her when the window was closed - only when it was open.

Sad news for pigeons in London, though - the BBC-TV news reported yesterday(?) that feeding the pigeons in Trafalgar square is now illegal (huge fine if you're caught). The Lord Mayor had been pushing for the ban for who knows how long. I hope they gang up and dive-bomb him next time he goes for a walk. Pwn3d by pigeon poop - serve his pompous patoot right!

 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 11:28 AM

Clear proof that love has no boundaries! Very very sweet. They baby monkey is too cute!

 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 11:31 AM

What's with all the "annoying pigeons FINALLY do something right", Meg? Pigeons rock, and they save baby monkeys. And they look cool and poo on cranky suits hoofing it through city parks on their tasseled loafers. What's not to love?

 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 11:43 AM

Pigeons are mega cool. They really don't get enough credit.

Kind of like Owen & Mzee, but on a cuddlier scale.

 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 12:09 PM

So...the other night I got some ice cream, with a caramel swirl in it...mistakenly put a whole mouthful of sweet caramel in at once, and had the worst attack of sweet overload. My hunny about died laughing from the look on my face, but (and here is the connexion) this picture did it again!
So anerables! (My teeth hurt again) That face! That wittle hand!

 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 12:16 PM

Usually I hate birds, but this is really, really cute.

 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 12:34 PM

aaaaaaaarrrggggnnnnnnggrrggeeeeeeeeeeee....(slumps over desk in fit of head banging and blood vessel explosions..)

 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 12:57 PM

lovely picture.

Reminds me of a question I have: Think of how pigeons walk. If you hold a pigeon's head still, can it still walk?
the walking and the bobbing seem to be totally connected.

my cat is a blob
 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 12:59 PM

I'm assuming that the pigeon's white because it's an angel.

 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 01:01 PM

I love this picture. Also saw it on Fark this morning. I had a momma and poppa pigeon living on my balcony for about six months. They made a nice nest and had many babies. First time I had ever seen baby and teenage pigeons! They were wonderful but messy. I finally got fed up with the mess and called a pigeon specialist to ask how to get rid of them. She told me to move the nest the next time both left to find food. But there was an egg there! She told me there was no shortage of pigeons in the world. I have felt guilty ever since. I actually like pigeons.

 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 01:02 PM

i thought this happened in the UK. but then i realised it is China, my homeland. Glad to see that!!!

 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 01:22 PM

My heart just crumbled and then glued back together and then sploded all over my computer! My heart hurts with warm fuzzies!!!

 |  Sep 13, 2007 at 01:45 PM

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