Today’s blog is brought to you by a very tasty lunch menu: leeks and sweet potatoes.
Rayne and her leek
Cy enjoying some sweet potatoes
Lucky patiently waiting for her leek from Caregiver Sam
Negra saving the best for last: Leeks
I could listen to the crunching sounds of lunch all day!
Each morning, Negra is forced to choose between her two greatest loves: food and bed.
The arguments in favor of food are myriad. Let’s start with the obvious – we all need to eat to survive. So put a point on the board for breakfast. In fact, maybe this isn’t such a difficult decision after all.
On the other hand, bed is really soft and comfortable.
But food is so much more than just sustenance. Nothing tastes better than fresh fruit, peanuts, and a hard boiled egg from the caregivers’ rescued hens.
Bed is warm.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Skip breakfast and you’ll get off on the wrong foot.
But you’re already in bed! And you know, Newton’s first law and all…
A little sunshine along with breakfast doesn’t hurt either, does it?
Outside has snakes and the sun shines perfectly well through windows. That’s the whole point of windows.
The longest we go between meals is the time between dinner and the next day’s breakfast. By morning, our bodies need to refuel.
Bears go a whole winter without eating…
See how Cy and Dora spent a rainy Friday morning.
Speaking of Cy…this morning there was a large blanket under a door that I needed to close at breakfast time. Hydraulic doors can be closed securely with blankets in the way but then the blankets tend to get wet when we clean the floors. So we usually ask the chimps to help move the blankets out of the way, with mixed results. My first request was to Gordo, which I should have known would get me nowhere. Nothing but a blank stare from that guy. Then I asked Terry and Dora, but they were preoccupied at that moment, if you know what I mean. I could have gone to Lucky or Rayne next but at that point I knew who I had to call. Even though he was at the far end of the room, with a word Cy calmly walked the length of the front rooms and pulled the blankets out of the doorway for me. What a guy.
The other day Cy decided he didn’t want to have his lunch in the playroom, he wanted to eat in the front rooms. I can’t blame him, the front rooms have the best people watching and Cy likes people! We put all his lunch in the food chute and he enjoyed it at his leisure. Part of lunch with Cy is just sitting with him and from time to time he will put a finger out to touch the back of your hand. After lunch, it was back to reading magazines!
As for intros today, here is a photo of Terry, Cy, Mave, and Willy B all grooming on one small bench. And yes they had larger benches and other rooms, but they all wanted to be on this tiny bench together :).
Lunch is known to be a more relaxing meal to serve. Breakfast is always exciting because it’s fruit, everyone loves fruit! Dinner is the last meal served before the end of the day and night bags are always on the mind! Today’s lunch was eventful for all three groups of chimps. It seemed Dora and Annie were yelling towards each other and everyone had something to say about it, well everyone but Negra. Negra couldn’t have cared less. The interactions weren’t bad, just loud. But Negra’s only concern was eating lunch.
I thought I might share this photo of sweet little Honey B.
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