For those of you who know her, you’ll be pleased to see this cryptic picture of Foxie (which I had to snap it quickly in case she got up!). She’s got her head on a blanket in a nest she built the other day after dinner. If you’re just meeting Foxie, she is a special girl who generally avoids cozying up with blankets. All of the chimps here at CSNW make nests of some sort (and nesting is definitely a hard-wired behavior!) but Foxie’s are usually circles of plastic toys. It’s very heartwarming for the humans when, once in a while, Foxie uses a soft blanket to nest with. Of course she can choose to nest with whatever she likes, but hopefully this means that she is getting more comfortable here. The chimps have been here for a year and a half, but they’re still recovering and changing after years and years in medical research, and everyone has their own pace. It’s an honor to help them get comfortable!
Foxie is so beautiful.
Jeani Goodrich says
Oh Sarah, That just made my day!! Foxie you are a very loved chimp and I am so glad to hear you enjoyed a little bit of blanket. Thanks Sarah.
Like Linda said, Foxie you are so BEAUTIFUL.
Hope you enjoy the rest of your life , and all
the care , and food that you missed out on
I am so happy to see our sweet Foxie nesting with a soft blanket instead of hard trolls. Bless her heart. I absolutely love these chimps and when each one makes progress, no matter how small the incident, it warms my heart. Thank you, Sarah for sharing the warm moment with us.
Amy G. says
Looking into Foxie’s eyes, it seems like she’s thinking back to a time she wasn’t so comfortable. It just warmed my heart. Tell Foxie she’s doing good and she is loved.