It was sunny and warm today, so the family took me Outside again. I still don't like the chain around my leg, but outside there is so much to see and hear, that I soon forget it is there. I saw a blackbird searching for worms at merely two meters away and for minutes we gazed at each other. For the first time in my life, I liked it here. I didn't even try to fly away this time.
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!