Yes, the little dove must have been drinking out of the pool by balancing on the pool cleaner hose, fell off the hose, and found himself in the water! He was sitting on top of the water, trying to paddle with his feet, looking much like a small duck. I looked outside from the kitchen window, squinted, and thought, is that a duck?? After looking more closely, I saw it was a dove! No wonder my dog, Louie, was so interested.
So, I took a photograph, just as he flapped his wings and tried to fly, then I quickly put the camera down so I could scoop him out of the water. I carried him to the front yard where the doves usually line up with the chickens to eat the “scratch grains” that I throw. I put the dove down so he could dry off. He still looked a little traumatized!
He dried out, and went on his way. 🙂