There are times we think of something new with a very specific purpose in mind. J.B. recently built a device that is an extension of one of the front rooms. It doesn’t really have a name yet and so far I have heard every caregiver call it something different. I personally call it the “Foot Box.” It was built so the chimpanzees could present a hand or a foot and we would be able to easily get x-rays if there is an medical issue with that extremity. This would help reduce the need to put the chimpanzee under anesthesia.
The chimpanzees, however, have other things in mind for this new box.
Since Burrito’s procedure, he has been occupying the front room where the box is. The girls haven’t had any access to it and he has been using it to play tag with caregivers or spilling parts of his morning smoothie on. Jamie, is very keen on every time a bit of his smoothie is spilled on the box. When I first gave the girls access to the front room the other day, this was her immediate response when she went in.
Later, she decided to start putting some things in there like her bowl.
It wasn’t until Foxie noticed this new contraption that I think I have a new name for it.
While she was in the front room, Foxie would continuously put her Troll doll into the box, wait a couple of seconds, and retrieve it.
This went on for quite a while.
I think I’m going to just simply call this the “Troll Cubby.” Regardless of the true intentions of it’s purpose. What do you all think?