Jamie’s been in a bit of a mood today. She spent much of the morning pelting unsuspecting humans with snow. Eventually, though, she happily settled down in a huge wrapping paper nest and decided she’d rather eat snow than throw it (much to the humans’ relief).
Archives for December 2018
Our truly lovely friend, Shelley Winfrey, sponsored this day of sanctuary for the chimpanzees in memory of her dad, Bill Clark. We are so touched, Shelley, that you choose to honor your dad by adding to the chimpanzees’ lives in his name. We’re sending you and your family all the good thoughts for a day filled with love, comfort and joyful memories. From our hearts, thank you for all you do for these amazing chimpanzees!
The day after Christmas is the best day to relax and enjoy your gifts!
Speaking of gifts! Did you hear the big news yet??
Here’s a direct quote from Diana:
“Now, with less than a week left in 2018, our community (that’s YOU) has blown us away with your generosity. We have received hundreds of donations online and in the mail. In the last few days, Vicki Fagerlee made a $15,000 donation AND a second long-time supporter of the sanctuary has donated… $110,000!!!”
Check out our updated donation thermometer below and spread the word so we can reach our end or year goal and kick off our next building phase ASAP! Here’s where you can donate to help BRING THEM HOME!!
Thanks to all that helped pull off the big day and happiest of holidays to all our amazing supporters!
Our second day of sanctuary for the chimpanzees was sponsored by Jordan Bower in memory of her mom, Susan Olson. Jordan shared this very touching message about her generous gift:
“It is during the holidays that I miss my mom the most. Her greatest gift to me was to impart the love and respect she had for animals. She also loved to give gifts. I can’t think of a more fitting way to honor her memory on Christmas Day than to sponsor a day for my 7 favorite animals on the planet! Thank you for all that you do to give these 7 souls peace and sanctuary every day. Happy Holidays.”
Jordan, we’re so touched that you would honor your mom in this way. We’re sending you all the good thoughts and hope this season also brings you comfort, peace and love-filled memories. Thank you so much for this special gift for the chimps.
“Fahoo forays, dahoo dorays, Welcome Christmas, Christmas Day.” Merry Christmas and happiest of holidays, everyone! We have two generous gifts of sponsorship for a day of sanctuary for the chimpanzees today! The first one was generously donated by Josh and Kiley Beitelspacher!
Josh and Kiley, thank you so very much for thinking of the chimpanzees today and for helping to make possible all that brings them joy, wellness and comfort. We so appreciate you!
It makes our hearts grow ten sizes just thinking of all the love and care surrounding the chimpanzees not only today, but every day! The inspiring amount of compassion and generosity from everyone who makes their lives here possible, the excitement, joy and hooting and hollering the chimps will be doing as they celebrate, all of it makes our hearts grow ten sizes just thinking of it.
From our size ten hearts to all of yours, thank you. Thank you for loving these seven amazing chimpanzees folks, the four beautiful bovines, and all those beings who we look forward to having join our family in the future.
Have a magical day, everyone!
Foxie and Burrito:
Christmas Eve is the most exciting time of the year. There is so much anticipation built up, and Christmas is only one sleep away! I think the chimps have been pretty excited the past couple days and are getting a little restless for the Christmas party! So, that is why today we tried extra hard to keep the chimps (Jamie) very busy. Jamie had her normal routine of laying on a barrel to supervise chimps and/or humans (mostly humans), make her caregivers put her favorite boots on, build her nests, play a little chase, and monitor the cleaning. After cleaning the Playroom we put out fire hose knots as some daytime enrichment and I stuffed Jamie’s folio with a few crayons, some paper, and a book. Well, let’s just say Jamie has been very busy, or at least for most of the day! Later she needed a nap, nestled around her books, fire hose knots incorporated in her nest, and a boot tucked in her pelvic pocket for safe keeping!