Everywhere I turned my camera lens today, this guy was there.
Archives for May 2018
Paul and Jenara Miller sponsored today for Carrie Miller!
“Happy Birthday to Carrie, who introduced us to the Chimpanzee Sanctuary NW!”
Paul and Jenara, how kind of you to celebrate Carrie by including the chimpanzees and adding to their lives! Thank you so much!
Carrie, we hope you have the best of birthdays yet!! We are so grateful for all the love of Burrito and his family that you share not only with them, but with the humans of your world as well.
Your pal, Burrito, in all his much adored “Burrito-ness”:
Looking back at our past snake videos, there is a reason you don’t see Negra involved in any of the action of eradication. She wants nothing to do with it. This morning I think she spotted something in the grass on Young’s Hill that resembled a snake, because she started alarm calling and retreating back towards the greenhouse. Negra is pretty socially savvy, and she knows just who to seek help and reassurance from.
Today was sponsored by Ed Brooks in honor of Alisa Lemire Brooks! Ed shared this beautiful and touching message about this gift:
“Today is Alisa’s birthday. Her deep love for animals and especially those who need our help is a cornerstone of her life. The family of chimpanzees at the sanctuary have been a part of our lives for a very long time now. A visit to the sanctuary of few years back is a treasured memory. Giving a donation to Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest so that all the beautiful work there continues to receive support is a present directly to Alisa’s soul. These have been hard times, we have lost three elderly dogs, all rescued, all living long happy lives, and filling ours with their presence. Maizey, Ruby and Lil are all part of this gift to the chimps as well. Love”
Ed and Alisa, this is such a beautiful tribute and gift in so many ways and we’re so touched by your compassion. We all send our heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your loved ones, Maizey, Ruby and Lil, and we’re so honored to celebrate them today along with you and the chimpanzees. The chimps are so fortunate to have you as part of their family.
Alisa we hope this day is filled with joy, comfort and love, just as you’ve brought to the lives of so many of our fellow animals. We’re so grateful to have hearts like yours in the world. Happy Birthday, from all of us at CSNW!
Joyous Missy and Burrito:
Comfy Jody and Jamie:
Foxie and Dora love:
Annie and her heart full of love:
And of course at the top, we have Negra, reveling in the peace all these amazing gifts bring.
Today the chimps’ appeared to get a memo that a fresh crop of wildflowers had sprung up on Young’s Hill overnight. Or maybe Missy was the memo. As soon as everyone spotted her running down the hill with a bunch of flowers they suddenly spread out and started foraging for wild greens for themselves. At one point everyone was walking around bipedally through the tall grass picking flowers one by one to carry back to the greenhouse to enjoy.
The wild mustard is starting to grow as well which is a real summertime favorite:
Foxie, Annie and Jody:
Jody and Missy enjoying their dandelions:
Annie was a purist and chose to just eat sweet spring grass, enjoying her solitude in the sun:
What! Are you guys seeing this… Strawberries! These were thoughts going through Missy’s head as staff Katelyn discovered these gems in our garden. First strawberry of the year went to garden enthusiast Missy of course!
Missy uniquely sitting on the tire while she looks for strawberries:
While, Missy observed Katelyn in the garden, Jamie had other business to attend to. After our morning perimeter walk, Jamie and I hung out by the Front Rooms, mostly so she could keep an eye on the interns. Jamie isn’t always in the mood to have a camera taking photos of her; however, I asked Jamie if it was okay and proceeded to take some pictures. I often show her the picture taken so she feels included. She was pretty intrigued today so I continued to snap some photos and show her. I always love the intensity in her eyes. Jamie can be known to be a bit intense, whatever she is doing is with all her effort. As you can tell in our photo shoot today she was giving it all she had.
Jamie staring intensely:
Jamie relaxing in the Front Room:
Jamie smooshing her face (she was being pretty silly):
Jamie laid on a chair so she could get more comfortable, but still be able to watch the interns and self groom:
After a while she let me groom her head with a toothbrush:
Burrito had been quietly napping behind Jamie, once Jamie moved Burrito was ready to play!
In this photo Burrito was playfully shaking his leg and breathy panting quietly:
Then Burrito started shaking his legs and play slapping his head, Burrito later got up and we played a bit before Jamie wanted me to come back and finish grooming her head:
Negra enjoying the warm Greenhouse:
Jamie stealing Burrito’s smoothie while she drinks her own (don’t worry Burrito had some smoothie earlier):