Thursday, February 26, 2009

Remembering a dear departed pal, Bobo

This was my friend Bobo who lived a short yet vibrant life for a month or two. He made a lasting impression on me, and I won't ever forget him. It's been about a year since Bobo's departure to the great monkey farm in the sky. He was lovingly crafted out of coconut husk, which unfortunately led to his early demise. Bobo did not let it bother him that he only had a head (no body, arms or legs). He always wore a smile, which is what endeared him to me and my entire family. Bobo came to us bald, but his head contained some miracle seeds which made him grow hair! Here's the first stage of Bobo's growth. It resembles human male pattern baldness.

The existing sprouts continued to grow in length as time went on.

Then he magically filled in and had a full head of hair. What a miracle! He only needed more water in his dish to thrive, not Rogaine like the humans use.

Bobo's growth continued unchecked (see below), until Laura and Mark gave him a haircut.

I'm not including any subsequent pictures because I don't want to showcase his decline. Bobo just needs to be represented during his glorious golden age. He finally succumbed to some strange mold, which permeated his entire skull. It was not pleasant to see or smell. Bobo became very sad, and he lost his smile. Then it was all over. After his cremation, I retained his personalized banana necklace as a memento of better times. R.I.P. my friend.


SoCk mONkEy QuEeN said...

Poor bobo he had a good life living with you Big monkey!!!! May he rest in peace...

Noah said...

Hi, Big Monkey....I am sad to hear about Bobo. It is too bad that he got moldy.

I told Mom last week that I needed a Chia pet. Maybe I should rethink that.

Love, Noah

Big Monkey said...

Thanks for the condolences, SoCk mONkEy QuEeN and Noah. Maybe a chia pet lasts longer Noah. I'm not sure.