Saturday, November 14, 2009

1st Annual Run for Primates - 11/14/09 - Part 2

I decided to peruse the food table prior to the race. I'll take two of each, please.

Look at all these goodies! I have to wait until after the race to chow down.

Here's the t-shirt they gave Laura. I can't believe they didn't have one in my size. Well, it's time to get on my mark, get set... GO! Our race course passed right by the sanctuary. Laura and I heard some chimps cheering for us as we ran past.

Drum roll please... Big Monkey wins! I came in first in the pantyhose filled leg division. For my fine effort, I was presented with a gold medal and a bouquet of roses. Laura is honored to pose with the sock champion.

After my victory, I meandered through the park a bit. Some of you might remember the spring which my friends and I have visited before. All in all, it was a fine day! Laura finished 4th among the humans. Don't get too excited, there were only about 20 of them.

2 comments:

Carson said...

Good job, guys! Nice run.

Big Monkey said...

Thanks! Maybe you can run with us sometime. I don't know if you remember this or not, but there used to be a baboon at the sanctuary named Larry. I "adopted" him about 10 yrs. ago, and he sent me a Chimp Farm t-shirt and a personal finger painting. I told you about him a long time ago, and I think you got a kick out of his name. Sadly, I just found out that Larry died this year. :( At least the latter part of his life was more enjoyable because he used to be a laboratory animal before arriving at the sanctuary.