For dinner, Elizabeth set out a lovely forage of bowls of creamy wheat cereal (aka farina) with fresh strawberries as well as whole apples. We’ve been getting a LOT of apples lately, so Elizabeth and I decided to set out three for each chimpanzee. Missy got it just right. Those opposable toes really do come in handy when you want to keep a grip on your two back-up fruit!
Today was the first day I had seen the chimps since the big fight and I was AMAZED at how quickly injuries are healing. Chimpanzees are darn tough – phsyically and in spirit. They would have to be to be able to survive everything that they have been through in their lives. Burrito and Missy spent a lot of time grooming, and Burrito displayed a couple of times during the day. So, things seem to be returning to the status quo.
I was talking to the chimps’ friend Margie the day of the fight, and she compared the chimps’ fighting and quick making-up to how some big human families interact – screaming matches one minute and sitting down to dinner the next 🙂
Candace (Tyler, TX) says
I have to know how do they eat creamy wheat cereal? Spoon, hand scoop, or directly from the bowl? I loved the apple feet, too cute, and her fat little tummy.
I loved the video from 07-03-08 where Annie, Missy & Burrito were eating and I watched Burrito gingerly pick through his basket of food. I think it was a potatoe he picked up, he smelled it, tasted it, and quickly put it in his left foot and held onto it for dear life. I think they have beautiful hands and feet. I’m doing good if I can pick up a pen with my toes.
Their hands seem much larger than their feet, is it because they need all their strength in their hands to climb and such?
Jeani Goodrich says
I love it! No one is going to take her apples!! It is nice to hear of the quick healing, both inward and outward. I also love that Buddha belly. Thanks for the up date and your take on their healing nature.
Steph & Kurt says
LOVE this! Those opposable toes come in handy, I wish I could do that! Good to hear the chimps are all getting along now.
Missy isn’t about to let those apples roll away! I got a big kick out this picture. Thanks for the laugh!