Personally, I’m having a difficult time with the fact that it’s already May, but I’m really happy for the Spring weather (at least today Cle Elum has Spring weather) and for Jody’s birthday on Sunday!! If you are subscriber to our e-newsletter, or if you’ve noticed our new Mother’s Day tribute page on our site, or if you’re a member of the Chimp Sanctuary Supporters social network, then you know that we are celebrating Jody’s birthday on Mother’s Day, which is this Sunday, May 10th.
A recent look at her file revealed that Jody had at least nine babies born to her and taken away from her during her years as a biomedical test subject. It’s hard to fathom. She deserves a big day of celebration focused on her favorite things (which today was a long blue sock), and that’s what we will give her. Thanks to those have already acknowledged her day and donated for Jody and the mothers in your lives.
Shelly C says
Happy Birthday~ Sweet sweet Jody! Diana , Sarah or JB…there is a gift card at Safeway in Cle Elum at the custoemr service counter, in the amount of $100.00 to go towards Jody’s birthday bash and Mothers day for all the others! Have Fun!
Margaret and Karen says
Happy Birthday dear Jody. Happy Mother’s day too. We love you.
It always breaks my heart to hear of the babies taken away from lab chimps. What cruelty! As a mother I can only imagine how psychologically devastating that is. Happy Mother’s Day Jody, Missy, Jamie, Foxie, Annie, and Negra. Happy Birthday sweet Jody! I love you all very much!
I know the Mother’s Day/Birthday Party will be great since you all make those days special for the chimps. Thank you!
Happy Mother’s Day to the staff mothers too!
Shelly Knapp says
Thought of Jody, all of you at the Sanctuary and the bloggers on Mother’s Day. I so hope everyone had a beautiful day. Poor Jody, I can’t even fathom having even one baby taken away, let alone nine. Criminal.