Joyous Joy 17: Who’s That Monkey Jumping on the Bed?

I have vivid memories of jumping on my Grandma’s bed as a child, with a banana in my hand, scratching my head and exclaiming OoOoAhAh! I was certain I could pass as a monkey.

A monkey with a huge smile on its face

“who’s my little monkey?” – Grandma Forster

My ear-to-ear grin is hard to miss while I’m intently watching every move monkeys make at the zoo. They fascinate and amuse me with their playful antics. I am then disheartened when I remember that these interactions are separated by glass. I truly understand the importance of zoos – I know that I want to learn about the wonderful creatures with which we share the Earth. However, I’ve always dreamt of seeing them in person – in the jungle, swinging from vines and beating their chests with a loud HooHoo!

Well that opportunity is finally here. Continue reading

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