Saturday, August 9, 2014


The Pigeon

Columba livia:  For those perhaps unaccustomed to life in the wild, this is Columba livia, casually referred to as the Pigeon and sometimes as the Sky Rat.  As we know, these are dinosaurs with wings and feathers, so I am placing this as a warning to never refer to these creatures as Sky Rats within their earshot.  After all, as is common knowledge, dinosaurs have lots of big friends who have a tendency to eat places like New York and Tokyo, often in response to perceived slights.  Remember, caution is the watchword. The preferred form of address is "your honor", or "excellency".