No, it's not a gag - I put them there myself. Long story, but I've gotten attached to them. They don't eat much, they're not messy, they're bright & cheerful. They're in the same garden area as the birdbath and the path is to their right.
~ Well, I'm older than dirt. I have wonderful kids, grandkids and furkids. I'm a breast cancer survivor, and manage to stay pretty busy with my cross stitch design, web site design and Barbie fashions.
Check "MY About Me Page" (link above) for more info on me and mine.