Last time on the family reality show... we discussed our morning ritual. And now the conclusion: lunchtime and the rest. Hilke always cooks a delicious healthy meal with lots of vegetables. In the beginning I was allowed to partake the whole time, but I was getting too annoying during the meal. Now, when they have nearly finished, Sophia takes me downstairs to share the last bites with the family. Then, depending on what day it is, she either gets ready to go to work again and leaves me with Jan and Hilke once again, or we enjoy her free afternoon together as she takes me upstairs to play with me. When I get tired, I climb in my cage to sleep for a while. In the evening they take me out one more time for my own personal singing and cuddling hour and then I go to sleep, happy and content with everything.
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!