Wonderful friend of the sanctuary, Marya Barey, sponsored this special day of sanctuary in memory of her parents. And as though that isn’t lovely enough, it also happens to be Marya’s birthday AND our official/unofficial holiday (created by another wonderful friend, Monica), Love a Chimpanzee Day!
Side note: If you are interested in helping celebrate Love a Chimpanzee Day with a donation to the chimpanzees you love, check out the GiveBIG page from Monica and Diana!
Thank you, Marya, for all you help make possible in the chimpanzees’ and bovines’ lives! Sharing your special day and beautiful message with us all means so much!:
“I’m thrilled that my birthday, April 23, is also “Love a Chimpanzee Day” and am happy to sponsor this day not only for all the wonderful chimp and people beings at CSNW but for all chimpanzees. I’m grateful for their presence, their intelligence, their adaptability, their antics and their depth of soul and spirit. And thanks to this marvelous community of human primates who help to support this and other wonderful sanctuaries. My parents gave me a love of all nature and it has sustained me through very difficult times so I’m thankful to them for their sensitivity and for passing on their commitment to me.”
Happy Birthday, Marya! Happy Love a Chimpanzee Day, all!
Love’s a funny thing. Sometimes, when we’re very lucky, we meet someone and think our hearts cannot possibly hold more love for this person. And then you meet fifteen more people…
Honey B’s mama, Missy:
tom austin says
HAPPY CELEBRATIONS ONE AND ALL…!!!
Laurie Mowat says
For in the true nature of things,
if we rightly consider, every green
tree is far more glorious than if
it were made of gold and silver.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Laurie Mowat says
Happy birthday Marya!
Your parents gave you
the best present ever.
Linda C says
Happy birthday, and thank you, Marya!
Oh I wish we were physically together and having a party for you! and all the chimps of the world!
Have the best day Marya!!
I like the photographs featured in today’s blogpost, and I love the chimpeople which are featured in the pictures.
Happy birthday Marya and thank you for sponsoring the gang so we can all celebrate your day. Happy birthday Monica and thank you for creating the best holiday of the year!
Thank you Katelyn for gifting us one photo of each chimp on this very special day.
Thanks to all for your well-wishes on this day and for your continued support and commitment to all the amazing beings at CSNW! It’s truly a privilege to be a part of this community of caring and soulful individuals, in all its various shapes and forms (that would include BK, bovines, humans, chimps, marmots, deer and any other beings I’ve forgotten. Must admit we could all do without dramatic experiences with rattlers this year — isn’t that correct, Burrito!!???
Arlene and Michael says
What a lovely and beautiful post. Thank you Marya. Hope your special day was a very happy one. Thank you Monica. Thank you to everyone at CSNW for all you do. Love the pictures Katelyn.