Missy invited me to play chase up the hill this afternoon. When we reached the top, she veered off into the tall grass with a look of determination.
She climbed atop one of the mounds.
And then walked out onto the log bridge.
From there, she scanned the area.
Then she disappeared into the weeds.
When she emerged, it was clear she had found what she was searching for: a yellow goatsbeard flower and a handful of prickly lettuce leaves.
With an equal sense of purpose, she marched through the grass to Jamie’s Tower.
She climbed the ladder and perched on a support.
There, overlooking the river canyon, she munched on her prickly lettuce.
When she was done, she met up with her best friend, Annie, and returned to the chimp house, saving the flower for later.