Many thanks to Eric Dodge, a long-time supporter of the chimpanzees, for sponsoring this day of sanctuary as a way to celebrate his birthday, and so much more.
“To CSNW and staff, for giving my people choices. It is not only my birthday, but a day to celebrate all the improvements and expansions at CSNW over the years. It is really awesome to see the chimps choices being made more numerous. Going from the choice of “Do I chose to go a few feet to the left or right? Maybe a few feet forward or backward?”. To the numerous choices of indoor or outdoors, this room or that room, read or play, stay in my nest (yes my Queen this means you Negra) or roam around, walk on the ground or climb on the structures. the choice of “Oh look, it’s a tree! how high dare I climb before the staff have heart attacks?”. Even the choice of hollering out alert barks and pant-hooting at the neighboring “troop”, kind of like we do in the wild. Just without the actual fisticuffs over territory. So many choices to celebrate. Just celebrate them all.”
“So many choices to celebrate. Just celebrate them all.” I just love that so much. Thanks so much for always holding the chimpanzees in your heart, Eric, and helping to make so many choices possible for them. We hope you have a wonderful birthday and we appreciate you including the chimpanzees and all of us in your special day in such a thoughtful way. Happy Birthday!
Missy, Foxie, Jamie:
Jody, Foxie and Annie:
Linda C says
I’d say “hope your birthday is fabulous, Eric!” But you seem like the type who decides to make *every*day fabulous. :slight_smile:
Regardless, I wish you a bright day of pleasant surprises, and another blessed year!
as I always say…..30 is a great age…congratulations………………………:grin:
Oh happy day to you, Eric. I am moved by your birthday sponsorship dedication.
Nancy Duryea says
Happy Birthday, Eric. i hope you had a wonderful day.