It’s 8pm on Thursday night, and I’m so excited to share the latest report on the “Freedom Van,” as one of our favorite people is calling it. We expect them to pull in tomorrow morning around 8:30am PT.
Things are so exciting around here! Amidst all the preparations for the chimpanzees (like sorting enrichment, chopping fruit, and organizing the kitchen) I keep thinking about what a new beginning tomorrow will be. It holds a lot of potential firsts for our seven new friends: first blankets, first smoothies, first oatmeal, first view of the beautiful Yakima River! But most importantly, the first day of freedom. We hope our new friends will never look back. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to tell them what’s in store? Stay tuned for more tomorrow!
Margaret and Karen says
We doubt we will sleep tonight, we are so excited! All power to the Freedom Van, its humans and chimpanzees!
steve gall and barb morgan says
To all at Chimp Sanctuary N.W.,
Just want you guys to know how closely we are following your posts and how excited we are as the “Freedom Van” nears home! Many thanks for sharing it with all of us and please know we will be thinking of you so much tomorrow. A great big welcome to the Free 7, Steve Gall and Barb Morgan
Kim McAndrews says
My heart is with you across the miles. It’s all I’ve been thinking and talking about for the past two days. I’m sending you all…chimps and humans alike…love, light, peace and sunshine from the desert. I can’t wait to hear how the “Welcome Home” went.
Thanks so much for taking the time amid all this excitement to keep us all in the loop.
MARSHA F JAMES says
We are full of joy for you here. I have loved Primates for 50 years and at one time intended to devote my life to them. How easy it is to be sidetracked by life. Now I have a chance to follow these 7 beautiful beings as they start a new safe full life in freedom with people who love them and will care for them always. We hope to stop by someday to help out and to see all of you. Thank you for letting us look in to this wonderful event.