Thursdays are usually dedicated to dogs, sometimes cats, but this week is a first: birds. You may not know, and can’t be blamed for not assuming, that I am a huge fan of pigeons. Seriously, I loooooove pigeons: sometimes when I see one, I start talking to it the way you would to a cute furry pet. In public places–where other people could easily overhear me. I could go on and on about how incredible pigeons are, and how I have a business idea for carrier pigeon mail (the service would be marketed to the same people who order Polaroid prints of their Instagram photos), but that would be a little bit crazy. I’ll stick with this: I stalked this fellow on a trip to Paris a couple of years ago, where I was astonished by both the fatness and the handsomeness of the pigeons. Isn’t he lovely? Definitely going on the wall, this one.