The latest news: I can talk!!! Yes, I really do! And no, not one word, but two at the same time! For weeks now, Hilke called Jan several times a day with the words: "Jan, Coffee!" And that is exactly what I say now, in her voice. Listen for yourself... So finally, after the family had given up all hope, I can say my very first words!
A lot has changed in my life... I got married and moved to Canada. Of course I am very happy with my new life, but I will miss visiting Dandy! However, I am glad to know that he is VERY happy... he has a large aviary to play in and certainly doesn't miss his old life. We got a lot of flack from some people, who thought we abandoned Dandy, didn't love him, didn't even try... all I can say is that we always did the best we could, and that we always had Dandy's very best interest at heart. We thought it would be very selfish of us to keep Dandy in an environment where he was very unhappy, just to satisfy our needs. Perhaps we could have done some things differently, we did not have the knowledge I acquired later. Dandy, my sweets, I still miss you!