It’s J.B.’s birthday and our magical fairy/chimpanzee/bovine godmother, Monica Best, has sponsored a day of sanctuary today in celebration! Monica shared this message about her gift:
“I just want to honor and thank him, for his dedication, his hard work and his love for The Chimps and The Moos on his birthday.”
Monica, thank you so much for helping us celebrate J.B. today! We always feel your incredible heart wrapped around everyone here and we’re just so grateful for you.
We could wax poetic about how truly incredible our two-person team (well, three if you count Jamie Chimpanzee) of Co-Directors, J.B. and Diana, are and how words could never express how grateful we are for the heartfelt care, dedication, integrity, creativity, kindness and seemingly never-tiring (though we know it is) hard work put in to making this life possible for ten (hoping soon to be more) chimpanzees and a tiny cattle family of four, not to mention us humans. But as this is for J.B., I can picture him squirming now. So we’ll all just say, Happy Birthday, J.B!! You help restore faith in humanity every day. We’re all raising a toast, eating some chocolate and/or chasing and loving some chimpanzees (or cattle or pups or cats or fill in the blank) in your honor today.
The “J” Team (sorry, I’ve clearly had too much caffeine this morning), the boss and the boss:
Burrito and J.B. work together during PRT (Positive Reinforcement Training):