Many thanks to Paulette Wrisley, who sponsored this day of sanctuary in celebration of Gordo’s birthday, AND a couple of fellow supporters of the sanctuary who share his birthdate, Tom Austin and Dan Oksiuta!
As you may recall, we’ve recently moved from mailing out birthday cards to our supporters who choose to share their birthdays with us, to monthly blog posts for all who are celebrating their birthday during the month. Supporters Tom and Dan commented on sharing their birthdays (and apparent mutual good looks 🙂 ) with handsome Gordo and well, Paulette took it from there. 🙂
“In honor of: Three handsome devils: Gordo, Tom Austin, and Dan Oksiuta. Happy Birthday guys! Have the best of days!”
“The Lucky Six” are nearing the end of their first month since arriving home to Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest and we’re so excited to be able to celebrate the first of their birthdays with us! Gordo turns 33 today!!
Gordo, Cy, Lucky, Rayne, Dora, and Terry are sharing more and more of their personalities with us each day and while it takes time to figure out what things they each seem to enjoy the most, we hope Gordo’s special day, and all his years forward, are full of joy, curiosity, adventure and food squeaks (as well as yours, Tom and Dan! 🙂 ).
Happy Birthday, Gordo!
Happy Birthday, Tom and Dan!
Sandie Allaway says
Happy happy birthday to all!! May this day be beautiful fir everyone.
Linda C says
Happy birthday to all 3 gents!
Thank you, Paulette!
Happy Birthday Gordo, Tom & Dan!
tom austin says
I sincerely appreciate the birthday wishes…..good friends invited me to dinner and fixed a big spread of sandwiches, watermelon, and deserts….
being older is a much better thing than the alternative..!!!
Happy 33rd Birthday Gordo!
Paulette, you are a party girl! I don’t believe you’ve missed a single birthday yet. And this is a big day of celebration since we get to celebrate new resident Gordo and supporters Tom and Dan! Happy birthday to all!! I hope there will be a festive party for gorgeous Gordo and his lucky family today.
And Betsy’s 14th birthday is tomorrow. Chad is going to be exhausted with all this party planning going on.
I LOVE THE FOOD SQUEAKS such a happy sound. I wish we could get in their minds and hear how they feel. I was wondering did the go from the lab setting into the sanctuary setting?
Yes, all 16 chimpanzees were in the biomedical research industry prior to their arrival here and/or Wildlife Waystation (where our nine most recent arrivals lived for the majority of their lives before the facility unexpectedly closed). Additionally, Jamie, Burrito and Jody were used in the entertainment and pet industries during their childhood prior to going into biomedical research. You can learn more about each of their histories in the brief bios on their individual pages here if you like. 🙂
Deb Reintzell says
Happy Birthday Gordo! I’d love to come play with you. I hope you’re having a great day and enjoying your new digs ?
Joan Douglas says
Happy Birthday to my 3 fellow Cancerians! May you all have wonderful days ahead!
Linda C says
Well, happy birthday to you, too, Joan!
Happy Birthday to all! Have a great day!
Happy Birthday Gordo!!?
Pat F says
Nice pictures of the Birthday boy, Gordo. I marvel at how fast you all know who is who. I look at your post every day and can probably make out 4. Love the posts!
Arlene and Michael says
Happiest of birthdays Gordo and friends!!! Hope your special day is filled with happiness that lasts all year through.
I’m sending the very happiest of wishes to the trio of “Birthday-Boy-Gentlemen”…
I love how “Sneaky Gordo” tries to get served a second lunch while pretending he hasn’t received any lunch yet, & asks for more food…Good trick, Gordy…haha