Many thanks to lovely friend of the chimpanzees, Paulette Wrisley, who sponsored this day of sanctuary in celebration of Mave! Mave turns 32 today and to say she is a gift to all who get to be in her orbit is an understatement.
“Dear sweet beautiful Mave…Happy Birthday! I’ll never forget when you first arrived at CSNW. You were the first to be transferred into your new home. Then, holding onto your blankie, you watched excitedly as your friends Honey B and Willy B were rolled in and released. It was such a precious moment in that video, you holding onto that blankie. Then, watching you settle in -That was soooo funny! Another unforgettable Mave moment was when you three were being introduced to “the Cle Elum seven.” It was you Mave, trying to calm the nerves and fears of the others. You take such good care of your friends. Here’s to you Mave! You are love, and you are loved. Happy birthday sweet lady!”
Beautiful, beloved Mave, Mavis, Mavey, Mavereen, we love you so!! Happiest of birthdays to you! May you always know the incredible gift you are.
**(Be sure to tune in later today for Mave’s amazing party!)
Honey B and Mave: