If you “like” us on Facebook, you probably know, yesterday we had some technical difficulties with our website, so I was unable to get the video of yesterday’s lunch forage out to you– until now! The chimps had such an exciting day with lots of yummy treats. The weather was perfect and the food matched the holiday to the T. For lunch, they had corn on the cob (a favorite among everyone), whole raw onions (another favorite, believe it or not), cherries, and (of course) watermelon! The outdoor area was decorated in red, white, and blue, and the afternoon was spent lounging, grooming, and sleeping. Then, that evening, we gave the chimps Field Roast vegan dogs from volunteer Jeani (which resulted in squeaks, squeaks, and more squeaks) and more corn on the cob! Debbie set up a rose and tea forage in the playroom while I served dinner. When we left, they were back to lounging and seemed very content with the day.
Archives for July 5, 2011
Today’s sponsor-a-day is from Alexis Takasumi in celebration of Jessica Martinson’s Birthday! Jessica does a ton for CSNW! She is not only a chimp house volunteer and serves on the auction committee, but she is also our Board President. She is a very inspirational person with a ton of experience working with animals, including chimpanzees, in a variety of different settings. In her professional life, she is the manager of the Continuing Medical Education department of Swedish, a non-profit health care organization in Seattle. Alexis is one of Jessica’s former employees at Swedish. This is what she had to say:
“I am transitioning into a new position at Swedish and will no longer be working for Jessica in the CME Department. Before I left, I wanted to do something to thank her for being the best boss that I have ever worked for. She has been like a mentor to me and I am really going to miss being a part of her team.”
So not only is she inspirational in the chimp world, but she’s an inspirational boss, too! Happy Birthday, Jessica! Thank you so much for all you do for the Cle Elum Seven!