Noah is a non-releasable, one-legged homing pigeon/rock dove that is in the rehab centre.
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 kept going over to the bunny cage and looking in -- even sleeping in front of the cage door. 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 missing bunny ... under Noah's wing ... sound asleep! That little bunny rabbit had crawled through the cage, preferring a featherbed, no doubt, to snuggling up with its littermates!
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.
This is what God does with us when we need the warmth and love He offers. He gathers us under His loving wings to a warm cradle of protection. All we need do in return is give Him the thanks and praise for being with us.
Noah's first litter of bunnies, almost raised and ready for release.
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.
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.
He will cover you with His feathers
And under His wings you will find refuge.
The purpose of God will never contradict the promises of God.
How we treat the weakest among us, is how we will be judged ~ Mehmet Oz, M.D.