Finally, finally, finally, we have seen our sweet Dandy again. Temporary, he lives in the winter quarters until the weather is well enough for him to move to one of the huge aviaries outside, where he will stay for the rest of his natural life. He is in a large cage now, which he shares with about 12 other Greys. We were so happy to see him again that we all started crying. Dandy was completely flabbergasted to see us and then very, very exited! We whisled his favorite tunes and he whistled him right back, he wanted his head scratched all the time and kissed us through the cage. We were all so happy to see him; we just wished we lived closer to the place so that we could visit him more often. We will visit him again in May, when he will be outside. Just now, my heart is very heavy, because the memory of the first good-bye is all back. Dear Dandy, why couldn't you just be happy with us? But don't worry, we know you are happy now and we will never allow you to be unhappy again!
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!