Sherry Padgett sponsored this most amazing of days, the day we celebrate our beloved boss’s honorary birthday (of course, we celebrate Jamie herself every day)! It’s what’s known around these parts (and really all over the world, to her fans and followers) as Jamieween!!:
“My earliest introduction to CSNW – just last year – was watching a YouTube of Jamie reading her first boot book; and I was immediately in love. I went back to the Blog’s 2008 beginning and read every blog post, watched every video, like it was the Best Book Ever! Love and Hallow-hoots to all .. but especially Jamie, who is still and will always be the best Boss I ever had. I want to sponsor her special day to make it her happiest Jamie-Ween ever! Please give that girlfriend some pears on me. :)”
Sherry, this is amazing. I think you belong to an elite club of blog readers at this point! I did the same thing when I first learned of the sanctuary, but I only had a mere couple of years to backtrack through at the time, so your love of the chimpanzees and dedication to reading ALL THOSE POSTS (!!) brings a huge smile to our faces. Jamie is such a special chimpanzee person. Thank you so very much for thinking of her and helping to provide our brilliant resident woman of mystery, intrigue, and occasionally fear-inducing trickery, with the best birthday yet!
Naturally, as one of the biggest celebrations of the year here at the sanctuary, party prep is underway in the chimp house, so be sure to tune in later today to see the shenanigans!
Happy Birthday, Jamie! We couldn’t love you and your unique, beautiful, creative, crazy-intelligent self any more. We are all so grateful you are in our lives, and honored to be part of yours.
Happy Jamieween everyone!!
Amazing pumpkin past:
To date, no Jamieween would have been complete without The Great Pumpkin Thief, Jody! Will she make an appearance this year??:
This most beautiful birthday woman, Jamie. We love you, James. <3
Jane Olinger says
Happy Jamieween, Dear One!
I have folders with photos of all the wonderful chimps, but Jamie has her own folder because I have so many of her. She always amazes me with her intelligence, self-determination, very own sense of style, inventiveness, authority!
My favorite day! Jamieween is better than Halloween. Can’t wait for the party celebration later today! Jamie, I love you so… may this birthday year be your finest!
Sherry Padgett you are awesome to read all these years worth of wonderful blog posts! Jamie, and all the chimps, are so lucky you found them. (I confess, I did the same thing when I first discovered the sanctuary but I didn’t have 12 years worth.) Happy Jamieween to you!
Carol Ann Sceniak says
Happy Birthday my love.I love u with all my heart.What size boots do u recommend for Jamie.Amazon has a pair that’s says she would like them!
Hi Carol Ann,
Thanks for asking about Jamie’s boots. We tend to buy sizes the humans can wear since ultimately, we’re the ones she instructs to wear them. Usually 7-8ish. Sometimes she will try her boots on in her nest, but that opposable toe makes her foot wide, and she seems to prefer carrying them around, nesting with them, or having the humans wear them on walks. 🙂
Lynn Gold says
Happy Birthday& Happy Jamieween to you, BOSS LADY!!!You are one of the most amazing, intelligent, humanlike chimpanzee i have ever met!!!i ADORE YOU!!!Hope you& your family have an awesome party!!!????????????????
Happy Birthday Boss Lady Jamie…. with love and respect for your incredible resilience, charm, toughness, comic relief ability (whether that is your intent or not)… WE ALL LOVE YOU JAMIE! Thanks to the staff for the indescribable devotion/dedication you all have to make their world part of our worlds.
Arva Roland says
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAMIE!???
Jeani Goodrich says
Happy Birthday Jamie!!! May your day and year be fantastic!!!!
A very Happy Birthday to the beautiful Jamie! Looking forward to the celebration photos. Thank you Sherry for sponsoring this day!
When I first found the sanctuary and started looking at past blog posts Jamie was my first (and now not only, of course) love. When I saw a photo of her drawing very intently with much concentration and clear creative choice I nearly fell over. And since then seeing her in all her powerful presence I end up shaking my head more and more, in a good way. When I look at her eyes I see an old soul, wisdom and strength, and a commitment that she has to always being true to herself. While I might think of that as a total projection on my part, those qualities she has are admirable ones, even, at times, including the need for bossiness. What a role model, even in her fashion choices of scarves and boots. Thank you, Jamie, for your presence in the world.
Happy Birthday sweet Jaimie and a very Happy Jamieween! I hope you and your chums enjoy all of the treats that will be left for you around the hill.
My heart is bursting with joy for the whole chimp family because your lives are so much better thanks to a team of heroic caregivers at CleElum. I’m sending lots of love, and respect to you all on this special day called Jaimieween!
Linda C says
Happy Happy birthday, James!
I hope you got whole apples and pears, and some sunshine! As well as….some cool prezzies….;). Can’t wait for the video!
Happy Birthday to sweet Jamie. I look forward to seeing how everyone joins in on her celebration. Your posts bring their daily lives into our hearts. Thank you!
How I wish that Jamie Chimpanzee was on the ballot for the Boss of this decrepit republic. In lieu of that, I will venture to the polls as soon as they open on this coming Tuesday morning, and, as a birthday present of sorts to her, I will try to fill my ballot by keeping in mind the very crucial needs of Jamie, her friends at the sanctuary, and her primate species around the world. Tikkun olam: To heal and renew the world.
I wish Jamie a very happy birthday and a very enjoyable and healthy new year of life.