It was -2 degrees this morning when I woke up. Yikes! But since the sun was shining and the snow is beautiful, Keith and I let the chimps out for a quick romp this morning. We put blankets on the ground and cups of warm drinks in the snow. Missy was more interested in seeing how the snow on the hammock tastes! Jamie sat back for a nice cuppa tea.
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Margaret and Karen says
Seeing Jamie sitting on the ledge drinking hot tea is just wonderful! It reminds me of a conversation I had with someone yesterday. I was telling her about the chimpanzees drinking tea and she asked “How do the drink it?” I answered “The same way you do. They pick up the cup and drink it!” Here is evidence. They are just like us….or we are just like them. One or the other! Stay warm sweethearts.
Jamie looks so relaxed with her cup of tea. Missy doesn’t want that cold stuff on her feet but she sure wants to see if it tastes the same from different places….lol. What better way to spend time outdoors than hanging around eating snow. Now you all need to have a snowball fight outside so the chimps can see. Maybe they will decide to mimic ya’ll!
Yikes! is right and tomorrow morning it’s going to be even colder.
That bar of metal that Missy is swinging from has to be a little cool on the fingers.
I think Jamie has the right idea.
Shelly C/Hidden Valley Lake, CA says
I am so surprised Jamie does not have her scarf on…..do they have mittens , I am sure they see you all with scarves and mittens on I am surprised Jamie does not put them on….she till looks like she is thinking about whatever it was she was trying to tell JB in sign, I sure do wish we knew what she was saying! I would love to see Missy with some warm mittens on hanging from the bars, has Burrito ventured outside yet or is he still observing form the warm indoors? I would love to make Negra a nice warm pancho to put on in the cold weather, I bet she would figure it out if there was one hole in it for her head, she would probably never take it off during the winter time!
Thanks for the photos, we are having snow here today also, that only happens once or twice a year!
Shelly Knapp says
Big sigh. Another photo that just blows me away. Now I’m daydreaming of sitting right there next to Jamie with my morning coffee, shooting the breeze with her and talking about the weather! How cool would that be? And just look at Missy go. I’m sure she’s quite safe – I just think about how those bars must be slippery – isn’t it funny how all of us bloggers think about the same things we’d think of if our kids were out in the snow! We all know full well that you guys at the Sanctuary are totally on top of all the details yet we can’t help thinking about all those things 😉
Is there a way to sign “don’t eat the yellow snow?” lol
All these “firsts” are so much fun….and just like with kids, each stage of the chimp’s lives at the Sanctuary will be special in it’s own way.
Hope all of you humans are staying warm and making it up that narrow, curvy driveway ok in this weather!
Shelly – I thought the same thing when I saw the picture of Jamie. I just want to sit down and shoot the breeze with her. Just hang out and chit-chat. Too funny! But, I have to say, if its -2 I’m nowhere near the outside. 🙂 The pictures of the “snow” chimps have been fantastic!
Isle Dance says
Aww…my gosh…I just ((love)) it. You are so lucky to be that close to them. :o)
Jeani Goodrich says
Fantastic Sarah! Yes I would love to have a spot of tea with Jamie, just sitting, watching the snow, and wondering if Missy will fall into the hammock and make a snow angel. LOL Shelly K, you are right. We are all like first time parents singing their praises or worrying about their antics. I love it!!!
courtney taylor& gregory eckel says
This is fantastic- you must have Diana send it to Gurudhan to see the chimps drinking their YogiTea- he will love that shot, its amazing!!!!!
Shelly Knapp says
I just want to say “thank you” to everyone who blogs here and most especially those of you who do so often. I really look forward to reading your sentiments and feel a connection with you through your caring for these beautiful chimps. You’re thoughts and feelings have made me laugh and cry…what a great community / chimp family this is. You’re all just wonderful people!
we love you too Shelly!
Shelly C/Hidden Valley Lake, CA says
Diana in case you peek at this tonight or in the am , can you please look at the Myspace comments, there is one that needs to be addressed, most likely by you! Thank You very much! Stay warm and give my love to Annie, Burrito , Foxie, Jamie, jodi, Negra and Missy.. Hi Devin, I saw you post from yesterday, welcome to the blog, I wanted to tell you the easiest way I found for the seven names to remember them just say their names in alphabetical order and you will have it down in no time. I saw you on the CSWN MySpace also. I am mailing a box to the physical address of CSNW so you do not have to go to the Post Office in this weather….XO Shelly C
HI!!! i just wanted to say, I LOVE CHIMPS! i found out about this from the news and got so excited! i have a few questians, does this organization have a website? when will people be able to visit the chimps? do they(or you) sell stuffed animal chimps? i really want a stuffe animal but i cant find one. i have a cabin in cle Elum and i thought it would be fun to visit then or see then sometime! please write back here or email me!!
why do the chimps slap the floor or themselves??? it sounds painful
Welcome, Michaela – our main website address is: http://www.chimpsnw.org (same as the blog just without the /blog at the end). We don’t have a time frame for having a public visitor program at this point – we need to make some changes/additions to the facility in order to make this possible, which will take money to do. We do not currently sell stuffed animals, sorry! Maybe we will in the future. So glad to meet another local person!