Listening to Burrito food squeak never gets old.
cinco de mayo
In celebration of reaching our goal of 5,000 “likes” (fans) on the Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest Facebook page (an increase of over 300 since yesterday!), we threw a Cinco Mil de Mayo party for brunch this morning.
On the menu was guacamole in lettuce with tomatoes and a side of watermelon, accompanied by sparkling seltzer water with lime wedges:
And what’s Cinco de Mayo without a pinata?
Negra loves both avocados and lettuce, so she was very pleased with the party menu:
Missy also really enjoyed the lettuce guacamole wraps. She had a technique of licking the guacamole off first, then eating the lettuce:
Jamie enjoyed the refreshing sparkling water, served in plastic shot glasses:
Burrito‘s strategy was to gather as many pieces of primate chow as quickly as he could:
Annie also enjoyed the chow, though in a slower fashion:
Guess who got the pinata? Yes, indeed – the leader of the group, Jamie, claimed it as her own:
She must have left some nuts inside, though, because Negra was eating a walnut later in the party:
It was a pretty windy day, but Foxie took some time to explore on Young’s Hill with Dora:
Negra decided the party was not complete without fresh grass from the hill, so she went out and helped herself:
For dinner, J.B. served the chimps baked sweet potatoes, corn, and celery. Here he is serving celery to Jody:
Of course, dinner was capped off with the traditional Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest night bag of seeds, popcorn, nuts and dried fruit. Jody lied down to eat hers:
Thanks and happy Cinco de Mayo to everyone who liked the FB page for the first time yesterday and for those friends who recruited new fans of the Cle Elum Seven! Please explore the blog and the rest of the website to learn more about your new friends! And if you’re local, join us on May 20th in Ellensburg for Race for the Apes – our first 5K run / walk fundraiser.
The sanctuary is less than 300 fans away from reaching 5,000 “likes” on our Facebook page, so I thought we should try to reach 5,000 today, and we can throw a Cinco (Mil) de Mayo party for the chimps tomorrow!
It’s an ambitious goal for one day, so we really need everyone’s help to spread the word. Tell all of your friends on Facebook to like the CSNW page, and, even if you’re not on Facebook, send an email out to your friends who are and let them know we want them to like our page today. You can send them a link to the full “chimp cam” video that King 5 previewed yesterday to win them over: http://youtu.be/u4i0HhwWKls.
As a bonus, J.B. is going to be posting a video on the Facebook page that he caught on his phone just now of Negra sneaking onto the hill and getting grass, so if you’re a fan of the Cle Elum Seven and not a fan on Facebook, today is your day to rectify that situation!
Here’s what our Facebook cover currently looks like – Jody peacefully sleeping in the sandbox: