Tobin, long-time friend of the sanctuary and all those who dwell here, has graciously sponsored a day of sanctuary in honor of Jody’s celebrated birthday and Mother’s Day.
Behold Tobin’s delightful and heart-warming tribute to the beautiful and incredibly special, Miss Jody:
“Jody has many different roles at the sanctuary: Den Mother, Organic Farmer, Nurse and Physical Therapist, Blanket Decontructionist, Dinosaur Impersonator. When her three new neighbors arrived from California, she led the Welcoming Committee.
It is said that a good person speaks from the good treasure of her heart, and that it is through the mouth that the heart speaks. Now, chimpanzees communicate in different manner from the (far-less evolved) primate species known as humans. Nonetheless, the goodness in Jody’s heart speaks volumes.
As we celebrate Mother’s Day as her birthday anniversary, I wish my beloved Chimpanzee Pal Jody another year of good health and happiness doing what she loves best: den mothering her troop, foraging for the sort of food that can make a Triceratops groan in rapture, and deconstructing the dominant paradigms of blankets for a good night’s nest.
Thank you so much, Tobin, for honoring Jody and all the goodness in her beautiful heart.
Jody and Foxie:
Missy, Foxie, Annie and Jody:
Burrito and Jody:
Jody and Burrito: