It does kind of read that way!!!
As for the dove - I'm thinking it would be like wood pigeon and going back to my pre-veggie days - not worth the cost of cooking.
When the time comes give it a decent burial
Kiddos found said Dove and at the time I figured it must be sick/on death's door to let 2 screaming small kids pick it up so I agreed to putting him in a bird cage in the kitchen. But noooooo... he's apparently destined to live a happy (and very messy) life in my kitchen.