This morning marked the first solid frost for the Central Washington Valley. I had the new, yet old and familiar task of scraping frost off my windshield before I drove through the foggy chill to the sanctuary. Tomorrow we even have SNOW in the forecast, but I refuse to believe it until I see it with my own two eyes. This afternoon the gorgeous Fall sunshine burned off the morning freeze and gave way to a cozy warm greenhouse and lots of walks with the chimps in the fresh air of Young’s Hill.
Kelsi and I set out for a pre-lunch walk with Jamie and we were soon joined by Burrito, Missy and Annie.
Burrito had one goal in mind, distract Chad (who was trying do some perimeter maintenance) and make him play chase instead.
Every time Chad would stop to work, Burrito would patiently wait with him…
Until they could run together to the next spot!
One of the questions on Diana’s “Inviting your questions” blog was, Does Jamie always patrol Youngs Hill clockwise?
The answer is generally yes, she does BUT not always. If something exciting is happening on the other side of the hill, she occasionally starts in a counter clockwise pattern to check it out. She also likes to throw us for a loop and play her version of follow the leader. This sometimes means she doubles back on her pathway and we wind up going in an unusual direction. Today she put Kelsi and I through our paces making us run back up the hill for a change.
Lastly, Jamie and I took advantage of the warm Greenhouse for a post-lunch grooming session. A perfect Fall day spent with good friends!