Today the family has become more sure that ever that I will talk in the future. I think I said my very first word! It is the most important word of all: EAT! ("eten" in Dutch). Hilke and Jan both thought it was Sophia who said it, but honestly, it was me. I am so proud of myself! Later that night, Sophia and me were so tired that we both fell asleep. I have to admit, a shoulder is a nice soft warm place to sleep on.
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!