We left last night to a forecast of maybe an inch of snow. Within hours there was a complete snowstorm! Because the snow was blowing sideways at home, I decided to check the camera to see what was happening here at the sanctuary which typically receives more snow and saw much the same, just taken up a level:
But we woke to stunning blue skies and a breathtaking winter landscape and after a particularly dicey drive to work we arrived to J.B. busy on the plow and the front gate of the chimp house:
But it was so beautiful today:
When we walked into the chimp house, Chad and I immediately looked at the cameras and sweet Burrito was front in center, listening for us, ready to put in his snow order. I cannot tell you how much snow the chimps ate today! They couldn’t get enough!
And even Honey B may be on her way to becoming a Pacific Northwest mountain chimp! Chad captured her EATING SNOW this morning!!
The hair <3:
And in fact, Chad came to the rescue in the midst of our super busy day and captured all of these photos of the beautiful chimps today. Here’s sweet Mave:
Jamie decided the table full of snow, wagon full of snow, and bucket full of snow were ALL hers. Every time someone stopped to enjoy themselves at the table, she pulled it away from them! But we account for the boss lady’s ways and there’s always enough for everyone:
Jamie was soooo excited. We’d put a forage of pumpkin seeds, raisins (a favorite of hers) and fresh longan fruit from a dear friend in the snow:
Queen Negra even enjoyed herself immensely today (Burrito, Jamie, and Annie background):
I just passed out a final round of snow that the chimps took to their night nests and they’re all are tucked in to cozy, warm beds. And I’m headed home before it’s dark and icy. Have a beautiful evening everyone!