Today was sponsored by Lisa Stuverud, good friend to all the chimpanzees and bovines (and humans), in memory of Linda Vizzare. A lovely note from Lisa about today:
“I am sponsoring today in memory of my dear sister-in-law Linda Vizzare. This is our shared birthday so its always a good day to reflect and remember her. She was the first person I shared the then Cle Elum 7 with so long ago and she got it! She fell in love with Burrito and his happy dance! He was always her favorite, maybe because he shared his birthday with her son? Despite the really rough year he has had, she would be really proud of him for finding his strengths and persevering. A favorite Winnie the Pooh quote of hers was, “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and loved more than you know”…I think that goes for Burrito and everybody right about now!”
And in what may be a surprise, today was also sponsored by Lisa’s husband, Rich, in celebration of Lisa on her birthday! Rich shared this sweet message:
“A little something for the 10 chimps my wife adores to help celebrate her birthday. Love and health to all providers and providees.”
Lisa, Happy Birthday to you and Linda both! We can’t thank you and Rich enough for all you do for our chimpanzee and bovine families and we hope in sharing your special memories of Linda and celebrating your shared birthdays, your heart is lifted and comforted, just as you help lift and comfort the lives here.
And Winnie the Pooh is wise and timely, indeed…