Tuesday, November 06, 2007

FEATHERED UPDATE


On behalf of Cadence and her feathered friends, I am happy to announce that the utility company will not…at least for now… be euthanizing the misplaced and thriving colonies of Monk Parakeets. Thanks to a timely law suit on behalf of the feathered refugees, the Utility Company has been under the microscope with Friends of Animals, the Audubon Society and of course, Cadence.

It will not be necessary for my daughter to follow through on her plan to erect human perches beside the bird nests to sit in vigil. The utility company has decided instead to remove all of the nests without touching the birds in hopes of forcing migration; a plan that is simply “stupid” according to Cadence, as the birds have called this place home for over 20 years. They are survivors and will, as people do when faced with tragic destruction, rebuild. They are soaring examples of hope, perseverance and survival.

I, for one, am rooting for the birds.

5 comments:

Deb said...

I'm with you - rooting for the birds, and Cadence too!

Carrie Wilson Link said...

Ditto Deb!

Eileen said...

Candence is a very wise little girl! She makes a lot of sense! It must frustrate and confuse her when the adults in this world seem so cruel and stupid.
I am with you both, cheerleading for the beautiful birds. Keep us posted.

Michelle O'Neil said...

Hurray!

Jerri said...

I'm rooting for Cadence. The birds merely get the spillover from my admiration of her.