Recently I was looking back at some old blog posts written by Diana and J.B. before the chimpanzees arrived in Washington. In this post, Diana describes Jamie after meeting her for the first time during a visit to the laboratory. It struck me how accurate Diana’s first impressions turned out to be. Five years later, Jamie still demands our time, energy, and creativity to keep her satisfied. It is sometimes hard to know what she’s going to like, but choice is essential. Diana also correctly predicted that we’re always happy to indulge.
After we clean the playroom each morning, we put out clean blankets and a heaping basket of enrichment. Jamie’s routine is to first gather any boots, then stroll around checking out the rest of the toys to see if anything is of interest. Today she came across this loofah and gave her face a quick scrub.
Michelle Chambless says
Good boots and good skin are a girls best friend!!!!
I should exfoiliate more as well!
Tina Richardson Rodriguez says
A girls gotta look good. Ya never know when a potential Mr. Right (Burrito) may come by for a dinner date. And ya have to have just the right boots in case he asks ya to dance! 😉
Elizabeth – you and I are on the same page! I so loved receiving the email CSNW newsletter today as it included a link to the blogs that Diana, JB and Sarah (and others too early on) were writing of pre – and early days of the inception of CSNW – when Diana and JB met the chimps at Buckshire and when the chimps were on their way and early on living at sanctuary. I so loved it even more now that I know everyone – chimps and humans – (and some commenters too!) personally 🙂 Lynn
Angela Derriso says
Interesting that she seems to understand what loofahs are for. 🙂