dad brought me a pair of doves for the summer. i have had them every summer for years now. i love them and so does dad! we get to listen to them all summer, mom and dad will call and say i hear your doves and i call them and say i have a dove report! we get eggs and babies and its just so cool to have them here. i have them hanging in an old cage a childhood friend of my dads brought to him from a barn they were cleaning out. they are right outside my breakfast nook under the upstairs balcony and they are in what i call the enchanted garden area so its relatively quiet and i have a door i can shut to that part of the garden if i need too. like if i get the chickens, i now want for the summer too. i advertised for a dog house or something wood i can put them in and today when i was walking home from moms, i saw the dog house in the neighbors yard that i had given them ( dogs gone now) so i may ask if i can have it back.... id like to have 3 hens for the summer, we arent suppose to have them in town but... anyway here are a couple pictures of the doves, there will be plenty more! and a picture of my son jason with my father down at the Minneapolis state fair where my dad has been superintendent of the poultry dept for..... this will be his 60th year! he is also a well known poultry judge and has had many acknowledgements and articles about him! yes daddy im a proud daughter!