Dave, I can't imagine you not having a parrotlet. I don't know you well; we spoke on the phone only once. I have observed, however, that your parrotlets have made you "light up." Right now, of course you're grieving and I know you're still grieving for Bogie. Even though you are grieving you still light up when you speak of them. Those special creatures were a big part of your life.
You are concerned that you may wind up in and out of the hospital. I agree with Tina when she said we never know how long we're going to be here. I was seriously ill last year and nearly died, but I'm still here! Let me tell you, the three times I was released from the hospital and got home, it was wonderful to be greeted by my little green "daughter."
After I lost my 13 year old Timmy two years ago, I said "No more birds!" I couldn't imagine having another companion for so long and then losing him/her. I didn't want to go through it again. That lasted a month. The apartment was too quiet, too depressing and I had nobody to talk to. I wound up getting my little girl from C & Skye and I'm so glad I did. I know you are usually alone during the day and I personally believe everybody needs a little company.
My advice to you is to follow your heart. Go with your gut. You can't go wrong. I believe there is another little bird out there somewhere that needs you and Vicki. I hope you find one another. I can't think of a luckier little bird.
Love to you,
Barb (and Sophie)
Prince Timothy Frederick AKA "Timmy" 9/15/04-3/17/18
Princess Sophie Anne AKA "Sophie" DOH 2/15/18
The Little Prince
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