General announcement regarding this web site.
Dear Pigeon Life members,
I am writing to let you know of the pending sale of Pigeon-Life.net, which includes this web site content and discussion boards.
This decision did not come lightly for me. And while I am sad to see my time as owner come to an end, I am very excited about the future continuation of this pigeon advocacy web site, and the part I will continue to play. I truly believe this new development will best serve the future needs of this pigeon community. It will also perpetuate the active support for all pigeons around the world.
I greatly appreciate all the time and effort all of you have put into making Pigeon-Life the great success that it is and hope that you will continue to be equally helpful and supportive of the new owners. Our moderators also deserve a heartfelt thanks for their continued passion and dedication to helping the needs of this community.
Completion of the sale and transfer of site contents is now set for Sunday, March 9th, 2008. The new owners will be along shortly to introduce themselves, and provide an overview of their operational plans for the future .
Terry Whatley and I will continue to oversee the daily operations, we expect little change to the pigeon-talk forums or web site objectives.
The transfer process to the new owners servers will be Sunday morning, March 9th, 2008. This will result in a bit of downtime. We apologize for any delay of normal operations, and hope to have everything up and running smoothly by Monday, March 10th.
A personal note regarding our beginnings:
I started this pigeon web site because of my experience with a small hand fed pigeon named “Lucky” (See Lucky In Love” pigeon story on this site). I had raised pigeons for show and for racing during my younger days, but not until I hand raised “Lucky” as my pet did I learn about the loving nature and inner beauty of this bird we call the “pigeon”.
So this “Pigeon Lovers” web site was started because pigeons the world over needed a place where they would be stood up for, loved and cared for “unconditionally”. Yes, there were many racing pigeon sites, and show pigeon sites, and other pigeon sport-related web sites, but nothing anywhere honoring pigeons for being “just pigeons”.
As time passed, the site developed into a wonderful pigeon advocacy group, offering information for raising “pet” pigeons, pigeon rescue, pigeon care and a host of other pigeon related objectives.
What we started long ago has remained: we are a healthy, purposeful and growing pigeon community. As members, you can be proud of the work that gets done here, and know that this important work will continue. The steps we are taking with the transfer of this web site to new owners will ensure that our past efforts will not be wasted, and the future of this pigeon advocacy web site will be secure, well into the future.
I am confident the current change in ownership will provide a bright future for this web site and the discussion boards. I greatly appreciate the new owners for their sensitivity to our needs, and express desire to maintain our current level of dedication and professionalism which has contributed to the success of this web site.
Regards to all,
PS: Recently my pet pigeon “Lucky” was killed by a raccoon. The loss of Lucky has been difficult for me. Only now can I begin to share this information. My heart aches for her, and always will.
“Lucky impacts my life—profoundly so. Her quiet demeanor and gentle expression are not lost on my eyes. She communicates constantly, at times it’s only to let me know that her love and devotion are always there for me.. I long to communicate as effectively as she does. I find myself completely lost in her charms. Lucky is a mirror reflecting all the life and love around us, a continual reminder that “life is good”.
Lucky In Love
A Pigeon Story, June 2001 Carl Gulledge
Pigeon Story June 2001 Carl Gulledge
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