The chimps were raring to go this morning. You could see it on Missy’s face.
They set off up the hill. Notably absent was the group’s leader, who was momentarily distracted.
No matter. Jody would lead the way.
Missy was close behind.
Annie, Burrito, and Foxie brought up the rear.
A few minutes into the walk, Jamie caught up to the group. The gang was all together now, with Negra selflessly staying behind as usual to keep the nests warm.
But one member of the group would not finish the patrol with the others. On morning walks, Foxie often slips away unnoticed to enjoy the quiet solitude of the towers at the top of the hill.
For while she enjoys the camaraderie of a patrol, she seems to relish those brief moments when she has the world all to herself.