Ten years ago, Kail Marie, the founder of Tallgrass Parrot Sanctuary, rescued a baby pigeon, which felt like a natural byproduct of her work rehabilitating birds. A decade later, that baby girl has grown into the most loyal member of her flock.
According to The Dodo, the pigeon spent most of its young life roosting in the barn with other wild pigeons, until the day it casually decided to fly through Marie’s open front door.
Since then, the bird – which has been named Solomah – keeps close tabs on her favorite human. Sometimes, the pigeon’s insistence on keeping Marie close can be a little unsettling, like when she recently followed her rescuer into the shower.
Other times, she hangs out on the ceiling fan, squats on Marie’s head, or casually perches on the edge of the computer.
Marie says that Solomah clearly has no interest in heading back outdoors, and why would she? The house is filled with creative places to perch, including the holiday tree, which this feathered sidekick insisted on helping to decorate this year.
Solomoh might also enjoy living inside because there are so many other animals — at time of writing, 50 parrot, a dog, and a tortoise, even though Marie is clearly her favorite. Regardless, you can out via Facebook or her Tallgrass Parrot Sanctuary’s website to help this very worthy non-profit endeavor!
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J. Swanson is a writer, traveler, and animal-enthusiast based in Seattle, an appropriately pet-crazed city where dog or cat ownership even outweighs the number of kids. When the weather permits, she likes to get outside and explore the rest of the Pacific Northwest, always with a coffee in hand.
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