Regular blog readers may have noticed a lack of posts from caregiver Elizabeth lately. Elizabeth had a bit of a tumble in April while cleaning in the greenhouse and broke her heel. She’ll be doing some office time as she recovers from what we’re calling her bionic woman surgery – she is now the proud owner of various metal screws, plates and pins in her left foot.
Jackie spearheaded volunteers to pitch in funds for the purchase of an iPod for Elizabeth to stave off boredom, and she’s used Facetime and videos to keep up with the chimps, who all miss her very much (Burrito in particular).
Debbie Metzler, who was one of our first volunteer caregivers, is filling in as a paid part-time caregiver until Elizabeth can return to working in the chimp house.
Because she dared me to make this pun, I will conclude by saying that we all are hoping she will HEEL soon.