Monday, December 29, 2008

The Story of the Monkey Brothers

The Monkey Brothers (pictured below) are fraternal twins. They were adopted from Pet Supermarket several years ago and will squeak if you squeeze their bellies! Laura was given a tip from a friend about their existence, so she went to Pet Supermarket to purchase one.

At the time, Laura and Mark used to canoe / boat on the Homosassa River, which is about an hour from our home. One of the feature attractions on the river is an island called Monkey Island. There are currently 5 spider monkeys who are residents of the island. It's right off the shore of the Homosassa River Resort. If you click on my link, you can check out the monkeys activities in real time via the live monkey cam.

Laura and Mark thought it might be nice to bring something to the residents of Monkey Island, and the Pet Supermarket squeaky toy seemed like a perfect gift. Laura purchased two monkeys - one to keep and one to give away. However, she got attached to both of the little guys and imagined what the spider monkeys might do to him (his head might be ripped off immediately). She called them the Monkey Brothers and did not have the heart to separate the two of them.

To make a long story shorter, the spider monkeys did not receive a Monkey Brother. They were given a substitute gift of a rope toy with a tennis ball center resembling a monkey's head. It had to be something that wasn't so cute!

The Monkey Brothers have adopted a south of the border lifestyle, donning sombreros and sipping margaritas ever since Laura bought the sombreros as souvenirs from a cruise several years ago. One of the Monkey Brothers enjoys wearing fruit of the loom briefs.

In fact, he is so proud of his undergarments that he designed this fancy Christmas postcard to send to his friends.

The Monkey Brothers have another brother named Kringle (see center of picture below). Kringle works for Santa Monk as an elf and helps to fabricate toys all year long. He has one week off to visit his family every year (between Christmas and New Year's). Here are the three brothers catching up on a year's worth of stories.


SoCk mONkEy QuEeN said...

I'm trying to find a pet supermarket to buy some sock monkeys;)

big monkey said...

SoCk mONkEy QuEeN,

It's been at least 4 yrs. since we got them. I occasionally go there for cat stuff, but I haven't seen any sock monkeys lately.

Anonymous said...

Should have named them 'Meera' and 'Shivani'. Or at least get some monkey sisters to keep them company.


big monkey said...

Most of the sock monkeys in the house are boys. You know how it is with girls, the fewer the better. They are terrible drivers too, although I won't mention any names Princess Monkitha.

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