Always leave room under your wings :) There is always someone that needs warmth and love. … How we treat the weakest among us, is how we will be judged ~ Mehmet Oz, M.D.
Noah the Dove
These little bunnies, about 6 days old, were attacked by a dog and orphaned. Two out of the litter of five did not survive, and these three were not doing very well.
Noah is a non-releasable, one-legged homing pigeon/rock dove that is in the rehab centre. Noah kept going over to the bunny cage and looking in -- even sleeping in front of the door to the cage. Then, suddenly, there were only two bunnies in the cage. But when Noah moved a bit from the front of the cage to everyone's surprise...there was the tiny bunny....under Noah's wing...sound asleep! That little bunny rabbit had crawled through the cage, preferring a feather bed, no doubt to snuggling up with its litter-mates!
Now, they are all together and the bunnies are doing GREAT. When the bunnies scoot underneath Noah's feathers, he carefully extends his wings out to surround them and then they snuggle. When one of them moves and they start sticking out here and there, he gently pushes them back under him with his beak! It is beautiful and amazing to see...
Update on Noah the pigeon:
We are Bob and Georganne Lenham of Wild Rose Rescue Ranch in Texas , home of Noah the Pigeon. After finding many posts online featuring Noah and the bunnies and reading about the many lives he has touched (his story has been forwarded around the world) we thought we'd post a follow-up and a few new photos. We knew there was something special about Noah the moment we saw him. Although the bunnies seem to be his favorite, Noah helps out with many rescue babies here at the Wild Rose Rescue Ranch... Noah's first litter of bunnies, almost raised and ready for release.
Photo © Bob Lenham
Now, Noah helps out with many rescue babies here at the ranch....How wonderful it is to have a full-time soft-feathered nurturer here at the rescue ranch! He cuddles with all the babies as they snuggle under his warm feathers....and he "coos" as if singing them to sleep with a lullaby.
Noah is truly, truly a God-send.
Comments = Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Noah The Dove and His Rescued Bunnies": However many times I have seen this, I still marvel at the love and unconditional compassion animals can show. MAN should learn from this example of love. God bless Noah and the people who saved his life.
p.s. I rescue animals all the time. They teach me many wonderful and Godly lessons. Now my children do the same.
Dave in Minnesota.