Welcome to Dog Week here at OPOD. We will look at pictures of families and their dogs. This idea was submitted by Marcus S., along with this picture of his family farmstead and dog, named Duke. The picture was taken in the 1890's in Kansas. Hope you all will submit photos for consideration this week. I really like the photos you send in from your old family albums.
Poor Ain't Gina appears to be being held hostage by the peacocks. I don't want to read to much into it, but I wonder if Lovie is worried about that fake egg, and thinks that someone needs to be sitting on it? Is she holding Ain't Gina hostage to sit on that fake egg? That is the only thing I can figure that is going on. Ain't Gina is very distressed, and appears to be extremely stressed over the situation.
I thought that the fake egg was perhaps causing all the trouble, so I took it out of the nesting box, but now the peacocks are still making Ain't Gina sit in the empty nesting box.
All this commotion is affecting egg production. The other peacocks sit outside the chicken coop and harass the chickies as they are trying to go in and lay their eggs. Miss Maimy is shown above as she has just run the gauntlet of peacocks to get into the coop to lay her egg. Egg production had been up at 9-10 eggs per day, but since all this excitement started, we are at 6-7 eggs a day.
Mrs. PJM is getting upset with the situation, and says that we should move Lovie and her nest out of the chicken coop and into the fine peacock palace we had built for her. I say that we should not get involved in Chickie Town politics, and should just let things play out. What do you think?