Remembering George

It has been just a few days more than two years ago when someone killed our Philippine
monkey, George. I put together a video of he and Jessie cuddling and lounging around. He was a ham and great manipulator. Oh, don’t underestimate him, I think he knew exactly what he was doing.

We have another monkey now. Juliet is a joy but she’s also a terror. She is not a pet really. She’s amusing but she is wild. I would be fearful to allow anyone to handle her these days.

When we lost George, it was hard. I knew the loss was great but I underestimated how much I’d miss him two years later.

Here’s a few minutes of his life with us.

I still go over in my mind, trying to figure out if someone killed him or it was some kind of freak accident. I would have bet money on a cat except a cat couldn’t tie George to that fence the way he

was killed.

Monkeys are Wild

Yes, we have another monkey now. Juliet is a joy but she’s also a terror. She is not a pet really. She’s amusing but she is wild. I would be fearful to allow anyone to handle her these days. Taking her for a walk is out of the question. She needs to be with other monkeys but she’s better off with me than she was when we got her. Her life is much improved, her health is much improved and I’m

Philippine Monkey Drinking Milk and Honey (Juliet when still thin)

sure some of that wild attitude of hers comes from that improved health.

She belongs in the wild but I don’t think she could go back there.  I think that would mean a long slow wasting death for her unless someone killed her or a python got her.   She didn’t get to learn all her monkey lessons before she was captured.  She’s

afraid of lizards and she’s suppose to eat those!  She’s fussy with bugs and again, she should be making a meal of all of those.

I wouldn’t take one from the wild.  Juliet was captured by a farmer and was starving.  Compared to her prior life, Juliet is a very happy monkey.

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