Ah, no, don't feel bad. It's okay to talk about the elephant in the living room!
No, dh's allergies are worsening. I am trying to get her more socialized so that she will have an easier time settling in to her new home. And, I just can't resist interacting with any animal, especially birds. To me, they look so forlorn in a cage no matter how nice a cage.
It'll break my heart to see her go, and my kids cry when I talk about it, but I shared with them what caribbean mom said, "Maybe it was God's plan for us to get her out of a bad home and into a nice one, but not his plan for us to keep her." I don't have the wording right, but that was it essentially. It seemed to help them, but we'll all cry when she goes. I try to tell my kids in situations like this that loving and losing (people and pets) is part of the cycle of life and that we must do what we can to make our interactions with people and pets the best we can.