In April, our Chimps’ Choice item was cowboy boots. We now have a fantastic collection! Thanks to everyone who sent in gently used boots for Jamie. She clomped over to greet me this morning carrying one in her hand.
I just realized we only have a week to go in May, and we need a new Chimps’ Choice item. Since there’s only a week left, here’s something quick and easy that we are totally out of (once again). We need more protein powder for the chimps’ smoothies. It’s #4 on our Amazon list. We’ll send a special photo of someone having their morning smoothie to the first 10 people who help us restock our shelves. Thanks in advance!
And in other news, I’m unofficially launching a new way of helping us here at CSNW: “Adopt a Nerd.” I’m kicking it off with an invitation for someone to adopt Elizabeth, or more specifically, her feet. She needs new boots desperately – she’s walking around with tape covering the big gash in her left boot today! There is a replacement pair on our Amazon list (#1). Whoever sends them for her (quick!) will receive a thank you straight from Elizabeth. (UPDATE 8:00pm PT: Thank you Julie for adopting Elizabeth!)
We very affectionately refer to ourselves as chimp nerds (and I’m told that Dr. Suess coined the term), so I think it’s fitting to have an Adopt a Nerd program. We are very fortunate to have the most wonderful devoted fabulous nerds, ahem, staff who would do absolutely anything for the chimps. Elizabeth volunteered many many hours here before we had the budget to start paying her as a caregiver, and she is a treasured friend of the chimps. I can’t say how lucky CSNW and the chimps are to have both Elizabeth and Jackie. They are amazingly skilled and patient caregivers. I don’t know what the chimps (or I) would do without them. We also have a most wonderful devoted fabulous community of supporters via this blog. You have taught us that you too will do absolutely anything for the chimps! So I’m thinking this is a good way for someone to help us do our job better for the chimps. Or at least keep Elizabeth’s feet dry.
Don’t worry if you miss this chance – I’ll provide more opportunities to adopt Elizabeth, Jackie, and the rest of the nerds in upcoming months.