I promised to update you on my dove-training project. It has worked very well indeed, although not as expected. My plan was:
I would approach the dovesWhat has happened instead?
Whenever I liked
and give a certain call on my dog whistle
and the doves would come
and their reward would be food.
Two Collared Doves now come to our balconySo who’s the bird–brain? Not they!
whenever they like (several times a day)
and they give a certain call, “Ku-KUUUU-ku!”
and I come
and my reward is to feed them.
It reminds me of the time years ago when Demetrios told me, “This is ridiculous! You’re actually in a competition of wits with a rabbit! And the rabbit is winning!” Yup, rabbits are not hare—brained, either.