Bill has a little thing about doves. He loves them. He has a few fake ones, dove decoys.
After loading the truck in Tucson, for the first border crossing, I became frantic when I looked through the truck canopy and there, pressed up against the dirty, bug-smudged glass was one of the fake doves.
I just knew we would be stopped and probably detained or even put in jail. I was already mad at him for taking all my shoes out of their bag in Tucson and shoving them far back into the canopy. I could not change shoes for days and had to go shoe shopping.
But the dove............ I tried sticking the end of a long pole inside there to either shove the dove farther back or to pull out something to cover it. That dove crossed the border in full view.
Now, as I have previously mentioned, Bill has placed those little fake doves securely on different branches throughout the yard. It is interesting conversation when guests are over.
Now it is mating season and the real doves just love the fake doves. They are always landing and skipping over to check out the fake ones. Sometimes, after a few nudges the real doves snuggle in and just sit there, against the fake doves. They will sit forever, or at least until one of the cats decides they have been there too long........