Downtown Long Beach, Ca., June 20, 2010, 345pm...
A typical scene along the concourse near the Transit Mall, as pigeons happily gorge themselves on bread crumbs, and other tasty morsels, tossed on the sidewalk.
One might think so, but you would be wrong...
Daddy was on his way to work when he witnessed the attempt to bring the innaugural meeting of The Long Beach Chapter of The Pigeon Anti-Defamation League to order.
According to what he overheard the organizers on the planter, and bench, discussing...the agenda item for the meeting was to be the fact that, in their view, the high-end pet supply boutique in Belmont Shores, Pussy and Pooch, discriminated against Pigeons, and other Birds of a Feather, in its business model, and how they needed to flock together, in a mass protest march, outside the place at a date to be determined (A one Pigeon protest was witnessed by Daddy a few months ago, but not caught on camera and, earlier this month a clerk told him a bird, maybe, or maybe not, the same one, has been caught messing with the water bowl set out on the sidewalk, by the front door, for Dogs.).
Obviously someone thought it wise to serve the food BEFORE the meeting began.
That worked out well, didn't it? ;-D
INTERESTING ASIDE: Long Beach has a major newspaper, and there are several local weeklies, and the LA Weekly, and OC Weekly, LA Times, as well as the Orange County Register, also cover the city, and nearby areas, yet there were absolutely no reporters from those publications, or even reporters from any of the regional TV News outfits (Or any of LA's well read Critter Bloggers, for that matter.), on the scene covering this event.
Even Long Beach PD was absent, and clueless.
This last, according to Daddy, was most puzzling of all because he sees the cops downtown all the time (HQ is about 7 blocks west), and even saw a police car parked in this very location, yesterday afternoon, when there were only 5 pigeons, surreptitiously keeping an eye on the officer, from the other side of the planter, and bench.
Daddy had to be at work by 4pm, so he does not know if the meeting broke up, or finally occurred, or how long it lasted if it did get underway.
FOLLOW-UP = July 2, 2010 - Seen and Heard 8: On the Horns of a Dilemma in Los Angeles
NOTE: For more from the Daddy Cam see the Archive!
Daddy, like the fictional Dr. Doolittle, understands the words of many critters, and the things he's heard them say, about Cats especially, have always been interesting to me.
Far too many Humans have no clue how often Cats come up in conversations among other animals...now Daddy, and I, set out to reveal what is going on right under their noses. ;-D