J.B. and I were just outside and we spied a chimpanzee -form on top of the climbing structure in the outdoor area after all of the caregivers left for the evening. Normally the chimps tend to bed down right after dinner and are pretty well settled by the time the caregivers leave at night, and we’ve rarely seen anyone settling outside. I figured that the indoors might just feel safer, but I’ve been hoping that, after time, the outdoor area might also feel like a safe place to sleep.
When we got closer, we could tell that it was Jamie. She was lying down on her stomach and had a sheet completely covering everything but her head. She looked at us casually, but with no interest in getting up. Next to her on the platform was the boat bumper that she had apparently pulled up there earlier today. Maybe Jamie decided it was a good night for a camp out in her own personal tree house.
that’s awesome! getting in some outside time before winter arrives.
Jamie wanted to star gaze. It’s great that she wanted to sleep outside. Maybe it will catch on.
Jeani Goodrich says
That brought a warm fuzzy feeling to my heart. I hope they will continue to be able to go outside, with the winterized version, with the money raised at the auction!!! Thanks for sharing Diana.
Sara Lissabet says
Camping out – that’s exactly what I was thinking as I was reading this blog. Sometimes a night under the stars is magical – hope Jamie enjoyed her sleep! (Was she there the next morning?)