Last week, the same day that J.B. hung the mirror, Jody was wearing a striped glove on her foot. She wore it ALL day. Occasionally she would take it off and put it back on. She made a point of putting her toes into the fingers of the glove (at least some of her toes in some of the fingers), as you can see from the close up below. She wore the foot glove while inspecting the mirror as you can see in the second photo. That’s Jamie next to Jody half standing in the box. You just never know what the chimps will find appealing. It’s a good thing they receive so many great gifts – there’s always something for everyone in their daily enrichment! Thank you all so much for sending your care packages that are always full of fun gifts and warm sentiments. You make a difference in the lives of the Cle Elum Seven everyday.
Welcome to new blog readers! We are so excited about the ABC coverage that brought you here! To get you up to speed, I hope that you have perused the blog and learned about the wonderful Cle Elum Seven and their growing human family of supporters.
We have periodically been posting some “then” and “now” photos of the chimpanzees to show how quickly they are changing, and I thought it would be appropriate to post another one of these today as so many new folks view the blog. I think that Jody’s physical improvements have been the most dramatic. What do you think?
We have a lot of stuff going on to support the Cle Elum Seven – I hope you can join us for these upcoming happenings:
Tuesday, October 7th: If you’re in the Seattle area, come to comedy night this Tuesday! Doors open at 8:00pm, and you can rsvp now using Evite. You can meet Keith, J.B. and myself. You can laugh up a storm. And you can buy some prints of Jamie’s artwork, as well as cards that have prints of a watercolor of Jody that Margaret painted! If you caught the interview on the radio this morning, you learned all about Yoram Bauman “the stand-up economist” and his Non-Profit Comedy Nights at Seattle’s Comedy Underground. It’s bound to be a lot of fun and it will raise needed funds to help care for the Cle Elum Seven. UPDATE: THIS SHOW IS FOR 21+ ONLY – a new decision by the state liquor board.
Sunday, October 12th: Our first Holiday Shopping event is happening at the Freemont store Urban Weeds. 25% of all purchases on the 12th will go towards CSNW. If you’ve never been to this cool urban gardening store, visit their website then visit the store on the 12th.
Saturday, October 18th: Wild Birds Unlimited in Monroe, WA is donating 10% of their profits for the day. This store is a must-visit for all bird enthusiasts, and a great place to pick up gifts for the backyard birders in your life.
Saturday, October 25th: 20% of sales from the Seattle store Laura Bee Designs will be donated to the sanctuary. Laura Bee has all kinds of unique, stylish and customizable handbags and accessories. A perfect place to pick up unique gifts! Check out Laura Bee’s recent blog post featuring Negra!
It hadn’t really occurred to me before today, but it hasn’t rained in any significant way since the chimpanzees arrived at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest. Today it poured.
When J.B. and I heard the playroom erupt in alarm barks, we realized the chimps may have never seen a rainstorm before! We went into the human area and saw the chimpanzees intently staring out the windows upstairs. When the rain started to slow down, some brave chimpanzees began to approach the doorway to the outdoor area.
Missy seemed most curious…
Annie followed Missy’s lead…
It was Jamie who finally ventured outside…
She immediately came back in to dry her hands…
And the rest of her…
What a great new experience for everyone!! Missy also took a couple of steps outside. Jamie went back out, wearing the cloth over her head, and Annie remained content sitting in the doorway. The other chimpanzees looked out the windows – maybe next time they’ll decide to go out too.