GABBY SAYS "HELLO" FROM ARIZONA
I just wanted to let all my friends at Rolling Fields know I made it safely to Arizona. It took a little adjustment; I didn't understand why I was shoved into this little cage and stuffed into a car. But after a while, I got accustomed to traveling inside the car. I was covered up, so I could only look at Diane. She kept me entertained by petting me through the cage for nearly the whole trip. Sometimes when I screeched, she would cover me up completely. I didn't like seeing the big trucks roll by or the bumpy roads-they scared me. I did get to add several states to my "life list". I traveled from Pennsylvania through Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas, New Mexico and finally to my new home in Arizona.
At first, I was scared of my new house. I screeched like a banshee. So Diane kept me covered up all day until my cage was re-assembled. However, I liked my little cage so much; I didn't want to leave it. Diane just put my little cage inside my big cage and covered me up for the night. After about an hour, I came out of my travel cage and up onto my favorite perch.
The next morning, I awakened in my new home. Diane was there to greet me along with her husband "Robert". I let him pet me, but I wasn't as comfortable around him. I talked a lot that first morning, they know I am really good at saying "Hello Gabby". They opened the cage door, but I didn't want to come out. However, after a little while, I decided to come out and see Diane. I posed for Robert to take pictures while standing on the door. Then they encouraged me to go back inside and they went out to lunch.
When they returned I decided to check out Diane's arm and shoulder. Robert took more pictures. Then I decided I'd take an exploratory flight around their living room. I couldn't figure out where to land, so I circled around and skidded to a halt on their tile floor. I was so disoriented; I climbed up on Robert's arm so he could put me back in the cage. My unexpected flight, really surprised Diane and Robert. I think it surprised me too, because once I got back in my cage I was really quiet for the next two hours.
Later that afternoon, I once again climbed onto Diane's shoulder and she took me around to look at the house. We explored all the rooms. When we were leaving her bedroom, I decided I needed another look around. So I took off for a second flight from the bedroom into her bathroom. After that I decided, I'd had enough flying for one day.
Diane asked me to Thank Everyone for helping her get me ready for the move. She really appreciated it-especially the help from Kim, Meg, Adam, Ronnie, Jen, and Chelsea.
Say Hello to all my friends back at Rolling Fields - I miss you all!