There is a house not too far from us that has a large cage out front containing 3 peacocks. I have yet to figure out why someone keeps peacocks in a cage in their front yard, but every time MQ and I drive past it we look to see what the peacocks are doing. Usually they are doing nothing, but occasionally we see one or more with their feathers all spread out. But because this is so rare, I've taken to guessing what the peacocks are doing. Things like handstands or building a house. MQ thinks this is hysterical, and protests that they can't do these things without hands.
One day I insisted that the peacocks would be dancing when we passed by. MQ laughed and said "nooooo........." I told her "Just you wait, they'll be dancing. I know it." When we passed they were, predictably, sleeping. "They weren't dancing, they were sleeping!" MQ announced triumphantly. "Ahhhh...." I said, "but they were dreaming about dancing."
"They weren't dreaming!"
"How can you tell?"
"There weren't clouds over their heads. When you dream, there are little clouds over your head."
Apparently peacocks actually DO dance, which I learned while I was searching for these pictures. I think it's what they do when they open their feathers and shake them for the pretty ladies. If only my husband danced as well.