Hilke intrigues me. Whenever she is around, I am in silent awe and listen to all her sounds to practice them in my own time. I am learning to copy her voice, her sneezes, her laugh and her coughs. Nobody in the family can understand why she is my big example; after all, Jan and Sophia are the ones who take care of me most of the 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!