After catching Burrito enjoying his new fort on Saturday, the humans decided to christen it “Burrito’s Fort – No Girls Allowed.” Well, you might imagine that the girls had other thoughts!
Jamie is often more of the mindset of something along the lines of, “Jamie’s Property – Stay Out.” She LOVES a good fort and happily nested with it for awhile yesterday:
Burrito’s buddy, Chad, set it up again today, but Jody forged the “moat” and helped herself to the handful of forage items inside:
Nothing is sacred when you live with a chimpanzee family. 😉
Speaking of our fellas, next Sunday, March 1st, is Willy B’s 31st birthday!! We are already busy planning his celebration and have added some things to our Amazon Wishlist we think he might enjoy that *should* arrive just in time for his party! If you are interested and able to do a little birthday shopping, we’d so appreciate it!
And on the note of Wishlist requests, we just want to say once again, THANK YOU, to everyone who has helped us stock up on one of Foxie’s beloved dolls! It’s hard to express the lift in our hearts of being able to put out a call for Strawberry Shortcake dolls for Foxie (because *gasp* her favorite dolls are getting harder to find!) and receiving, literally, a mountain of them! Kelsi posted this photo last week and it’s grown since!
It’s hard to put into words the feeling of knowing how supported and loved these ten (soon to be sixteen!!) chimpanzees are and all that you have made, and continue to make, possible for them. Our hearts have gone out this week to many of our fellow primate sanctuaries in the south who have been deeply struggling in the midst of unprecedented winter storms. Every day that I read of all they face and all the support they’ve been receiving, it’s made me think of what an incredible feeling it is knowing the ones whose lives and well-being we dedicate our own lives to caring for, are surrounded and held up by a circle of love and support wider than you could ever have imagined. Be it the size of a tiny, 6″ doll, a new addition for six more chimpanzees to call their home, or the desperate need for help during an all encompassing emergency. Please don’t ever for one single second think any of it means anything less than the world to us. From our hearts, thank you for being there, in all the beautiful, kind and varied ways you are.