There will be no Futurity Race for me this year. I had only one of my 10 futurity birds left. For some reason, this was a particularly high loss season. She had been out 165 miles when I lost all of the remaining futurities so I held her back and just gave her deep training drops along with the rest. On her 4th drop from 64 miles, she did not come home. That was Sunday. On Monday evening, while driving home on the divided highway I saw a dead bird - a pigeon! It had to be a pigeon the size and color were right and there's not a lot of pigeons in the suburbs so it stood out (still amazing that I noticed it). I pulled over and walked back. Yup! A pigeon wearing the same blue race bands I use. I grabbed it's foot and pulled it back from the road to flip it over (I can't imagine what the passing cars thought of my actions). Sure enough, it was my last futurity bird. What a strange thing!