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I can't believe my little baby grey is 10 years old today.  We always joke that GreycieMae replaced my daughter, because I got Greycie when I was having a real hard time with empty-nest syndrome before my daughter was about to fledge.  I've become so attached to my Grey that I can't imagine life without her.  It used to drive my wife nuts the bond I have with my Grey but then Huey came into our lives and now he's head-over-talons for her and they have as strong a bond or more.  Huey gets a little obsessive-compulsive over my wife 😁.   

Some pics of the birthday girl:

Greycie the baby.  Pics from the care sheet that was delivered with the bundle of feathers.  She was originally named 'Mystery':

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The day she came home, look at those adorable grey baby eyes

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A copy of the flyer I wall-papered the town with when my idiot sister-in-law left three doors open in our house and let Greycie fly out.  I think Greycie was only a year or two old at this point.   One of the worst days of my life.  I had the strangest dream the night after her first day missing.  I dreamed very lucid that she was sitting on a pipe fence somewhere calling to me from the light at the end of a dark tunnel, very similar to what people who return from near-death describe.  It disturbed me to no end and I don't know if I could have lived it down if we didn't finally locate her at the end of day 2.  We finally found her in the dark sitting in a tree alongside a bicycle path that I regularly took her on.   She heard our voices and started calling to us just like I had dreamt.  It was at the end of a very long second-day of searching for her.  I get goose-bumps just re-living the ordeal in my head writing about it.

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And some pics from this morning.   Not sure she was ready for the smothering she got.  She's like my wife, hard to roost out of bed.  P.S.   she sleeps on a ladder right next to my side of the bed.  Every single night she coo's to me in the dark.  She is the absolute sweetest thing ever.

 

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She regularly sits with me in my office as I work.  She wouldn't have it any other way. Huey in the background on his 'office' perch.

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Greycie just getting up.  Sometimes I swear you can see the bags under her eyes 😆

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Before her got her makeup on and her hair did.  🤣

 

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Happy gotcha day, GreycieMae! She certainly hit the jackpot when she found her way into your heart and home.

I never knew that you had briefly lost her. Having had a similar experience with my Pineapple GCC I, too, know what it's like to have a bird fly out. Fortunately for us both our littles were found.

You have a very funny, but sweet relationship with your baby. I've thoroughly enjoyed reading about Greycie and your other fids over the years.

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