Our pet dove loves its new cage, which is roomier and features built-in cups for food and water. These cups became the object of strange bowing and chirping behavior, with the dove standing to one side and performing mysterious rituals not unlike the gestures of a bishop consecrating a church.
We'd always assumed this bird was male because of the absence of eggs. But the dove, devout follower of Oestre, laid an egg yesterday. In the sacred food dish.