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In the Côtes-d’Armor, a retiree forged bonds of friendship with a pigeon he had saved. The two have not left each other for two years.
In Gommenec’h (Côtes-d’Armor), for almost two years, Xavier Bouget and Blanchon, a pigeon, have become inseparable. By saving the bird that fell from its nest, this peaceful retiree did not imagine that a bond would be born between him and the young bird. “I fed him for a month and a half, since he was very small, barely plucked when I found him on the ground. When he realized he could fly, the door was always open. (…). Since then, we have been living side by side, we have been living together “, says Xavier Bouget.
“We are not trying to tame or domesticate ourselves”, adds Blanchon’s friend and savior. No aviary was installed, nor a wall to separate them. However, the pigeon will not manage to get rid of its savior. “Can we speak of friendship between an animal and a human? I don’t know, but I readily believe that there is a feeling that must be recognized between animals and men”, says Xavier Bouget, very cuddly with his bird.