Today we celebrate Beautiful Annie’s birthday. For the breakfast party in the greenhouse, we chose to have a bird theme because of the bird noises that she, uniquely, makes when she is relaxing.
The theme turned tropical with coconut, watermelon (that’s tropical, right?), pineapple, and fruit smoothie. Plus some primate chow, which Annie is fond of:
Also included were headbands (on the decorative slinky below) because of Annie’s sense of fashion.
Her friend Francoise even sent a book from Canada for us to interact with Annie (I did, later in the day, but didn’t get any photos – we’ll continue to have fun with this book, I can tell – Foxie and Jamie were very interested in it too!)
Later in the day, for the lunch forage, we had some of Annie’s favorite foods: green onions, leeks, cattails, and romaine lettuce. And we included some roses from the garden, mini-peppers, and more primate chow.
Let’s get down to the chimp pics. You decide if Annie enjoyed our efforts:
Of course the other chimpanzees appreciated Annie’s celebration too.
Burrito on a mission to find more food:
The coconut was a special treat:
But there were plenty of other treats to enjoy throughout the day:
Jody with leeks:
Missy with a mouthful of chow:
Jamie’s hand getting the plate of food from under the tub:
Jamie with a leek and cattail:
The day ended with more treats – baked sweet potatoes and beets:
Annie thanks everyone for making her 42nd birthday a day of celebrating her favorite things and honoring how much we love her!