Tonight, at two o'clock in the morning, a taxi will pick up Hilke and Sophia to take them to the Schiphol airport in Amsterdam. They'll be gone for a whole week! Jan is close to tears and I am highly excited because of all the hustle and bustle with clothes, passports and tickets, but the two ladies are almost on their way... DO be careful in a foreign land, won't you?
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!