Today wasn’t as sweltering as it had been the past couple of days. There was even a slight (and I mean slight) cool breeze that rolled through in the afternoon. While there was a reprieve from summer’s scorch today, only a few decided to make use of the cooler weather and breeze in the Greenhouse, while the rest remained inside.
Jody would take glances at Young’s Hill to decide if she wanted to go out or not. She ultimately decided the Greenhouse was better.
Foxie also decided the bottom platform in the Greenhouse structure was the best place to relax and enjoy the breeze blowing through.
Mildly lower temperatures and a cool breeze seemed like the optimal conditions to have a grooming session between two friends.
You may be wondering who else was in enjoying the Greenhouse. Well let me build this up for everybody as a Behind the Scenes of Being a Caregiver:
Imagine being the lead caregiver. You hit the point of the day where you want to get photos to include into today’s blog. You grab the camera and proceed with your search for chimpanzees. You notice sweet little moments such as above of Foxie and Jody grooming. Then you hear it. The Bronx cheers grow ever louder and louder. The stomping of feet gets closer and closer. And out of your peripheral vision, just a furry blur. You look to see who is coming, but you already know 100% who it is and what they want.
The Bronx cheers. Stomping of the feet. Kicking of the mesh caging. “This is not photo/blog time! This is play time!”
Not to miss this sweet moment between Foxie and Jody, I had to ask Caregiver Kelsi if she could tag in for me and keep this man occupied.
It worked! Burrito got to play and I was able to get the photos of Foxie and Jody. After a short bout of play with Kelsi and I, Burrito subsided.
He even joined in grooming Foxie.