The Dawg raised and trained homing/racing pigeons for about 65 years. He started this as a Boy Scout when he was about 12 or 13 and earned a merit badge with this project. And he just kept going!
I'm totally amazed by a pigeon's ability to return home. The Dawg has had pigeons released in Texas (Abilene, I think) and they've flown back to Summerville, SC.
He has sold pigeons to people in places as far away as Taiwan. Birds have brought in as much as $700 each. The Queen of England is involved in this sport; The Dawg has visited her loft. (This is not to say, of course, that the Queen is out there doing the feeding and such herself.)
The Dawg has made life-long friends from all around the world as a result of this hobby.
Yes, I know; my "Wordless Wednesday" wasn't so wordless, but that's rather typical for me!
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