For those in more mild climates free of cold winter weather, when the forecast calls for a wintry mix, you can expect a little rain, a little snow, a little sleet, a little bit of everything. A little of this and a little of that.
For most of the day, there was rain, though it was more of a drizzle. While tonight calls for some slight snow before it turns to rain again. Though the chimpanzees had access to go outside, everybody felt it better to stay indoors with weather like this. For them, it was a good day to wrap themselves up in blankets and nap.
Willy B felt this was the most optimal course of action for the majority of the day.
While I was taking photos of Willy B, it almost felt like he was modeling different takes for me, which if you know Willy B, he likes to review the photos of himself.
He soon climbed down to take a look.
While he napped, Honey B and Mave groomed.
Before the napping and grooming sessions commenced, they were treated with firehose cubes in the afternoon.
Maybe their excitement over one of their favorite food puzzles put them in a relaxing mood afterward.
While the Seven stayed indoors all day today to avoid walking in the remaining snow and mud, they also felt today called for naps and resting.
Negra was fully onboard with this plan.
Though today was a day of relaxing and staying warm indoors, we just can never truly know what each day will bring and what choices they will make.
Though yesterday had similar conditions minus the rain, the Seven were dashing around the hill, climbing structures, and collecting snow.
Annie was really into her snowy treats yesterday and made several trips outside to grab some of the nearest snow.
Foxie decided she had to try to find some of the further reaching patches left on the structures.
While Foxie had a purpose of collecting snow on the structures, Jamie climbed from structure-to-structure just because she could.
After climbing most of the structures, she returned piloerect, possibly because of the chill factor outside or because she was happy and satisfied with her winter adventure.
Days like these are possible due to our followers and donors who help us care for these 10 unique individuals and to provide them with fun and interesting activities.
This day of sanctuary was sponsored by Marcus Andrews. Thank you so much, Marcus. With your generous gift, you made it possible for us to provide the warmest blankets, fun enrichment, and good meals on a wintry mix of a day.
There are many ways to help support the chimpanzees and cattle who call Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest home. You can become a Chimpanzee Pal to one of the chimpanzees, a Bovine Buddy to one of the cattle, a Produce Patron who helps us provide the freshest of foods, or Sponsor-a-Day of sanctuary like Marcus. These forms of support help us provide a comfortable lifestyle for these individuals who haven’t had the most comfortable life before being brought to sanctuary.