It is a sad, sad day indeed. I'm trying not to cry right now.
Mike has decided that Hermes has to go..
Currently Hermes' cage is located on the kitchen table and Mike has decided that he just can't handle Hermes' mess anymore (even though I'm the one that cleans it up, and I sweep the kitchen like 4 times a day).
We have no where else in the house that would be suitable to put Hermes' cage right now either. The bedroom there is no room and Mike wouldn't have it, Mason's room is a no-go for obvious reasons, the spare room won't work because then Hermes doesn't get any interaction during the day except when he comes out, the living room has no room at all, and the basement no one ever goes down there except to do laundry and there is no natural light.
So I have officially posted an ad on Kijiji to find a home for him and I've also asked my Aunt to see if anyone she knows would be willing to take him. (She has a lot of animal loving friends, including one friend who has an African Grey, so I'm hoping she'll find someone!!)
I'm shaking right now as I type this because when I got Hermes it was for life (his life), and now after only a year of having him a part of our lives I'm having to give him up.
I know Mike isn't being selfish wanting Hermes to go as Hermes isn't getting as much attention as he should be even though he can see us all day from in his cage he doesn't come out as much as he should. It's hard being in such a small house especially with the two cats, it really limits things. >_< We just don't have the room for a big bird cage right now.
I was iffy about posting this right now as I'm feeling like crap but I know you guys will make me feel better. Mike only has love for the Cats; he loved Hermes for the first few months, even claimed that Hermes was his, but then I think the novelty wore off and now he's just back to being a cat person.
I think it'll be a long while before I will even be able to think about getting another bird. >_< I won't even consider it before we own our own house because I don't want this happening again.