Usually we birds build our nests high up so nobody bothers us. But this dove decided to build it in our driveway and on a car.
I flew over to see what was happening. She said “not so close, I’m social distancing, please stay six feet or two meters away”. I agreed so I asked questions from the roof of the car. I asked why she picked a car and she said that because it isn’t going anywhere for a while and it is safe. “Good idea”, I told her. “I won’t let anyone disturb you or your young when they’re hatched. The peeps wouldn’t bother you anyway”. She thanked me and said “I’m glad for the new virus-I’m tired of being blamed for the bird flu”. I can only add “Amen, sister-me too”.
It’s the same news.
Do you see it? It’s a juvenile owl, sleeping in one of our mesquite trees at 2:30 in the afternoon. The good news is that the neighborhood has more birds. The bad news is that we don’t see the parents and there have been cases of owls preying on small dogs. Kaci and Kali are not allowed outside when it’s dark without being on leash. Hey owl, go pick on some squirrels.
The dogs were given a great gift. A friend of my peeps made a throw blanket with her own paws and gave it to the dogs.
Kaci is unsure-she won’t go near it. Too many black dogs. Hey, Kaci, there are wheaten Scotties on it also.
In case you’re wondering, Joyce doesn’t do this for a living and that’s why it is even more special. Joyce doesn’t follow this blog (yet) but I’m going to tell her. If you comment, please say where you’re from (state, province, country)-she’d be surprised.
Thank you Joyce for a wonderful Christmas gift.