I think my fate is not as bad as I had feared. In the middle of the night one of my new family members gave me a new hot water bottle to keep me warm. Also, to comfort me on my first full day in my new house, the whole family decided to stay at home all day! They took a lot of pictures and filmed me almost the whole time; I almost feel like a movie star. I am so young that they still have to feed me by hand four times a day. I think they did an excellent job, considering they have never done it before. I didn't even care that more baby formula landed on the table and on my chin than in my little crop. I know they care about me and really love me.
They say that you get used to everything. This is true, but still we miss our Dandy. We phone to the refugee center regularly to ask about our Dandy, and the answers are always the same: Dandy is still in quarantine but fine, he has adjusted well, he has stopped picking his feathers, he is between other Greys, although still in the same cage on his own. We are not allowed to visit him yet, but we will, as soon as his quarantine period is over!