Chimp Haven

By: calpoppy , 10:59 PM GMT on January 27, 2013

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Chimp Haven was founded in 1995 by a group of primatologists and business professionals. They had their sights set on constructing a chimpanzee sanctuary where the chimps could live in large social groups. The government selected this sanctuary to operate the National Chimpanzee Sanctuary System. This initiative was a result of passage of the CHIMP Act that was signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 2000 and is overseen by the National Institutes of Health
The CHIMP Act:

Initiated the National Chimpanzee Sanctuary System which retires
Chimpanzees from federally funded research programs.

Resulted in partial government funding for Chimp Haven to build and
operate the sanctuary.

Requires adherence to strict federal regulations on the standards
of care for the chimpanzees.

In 2007, the Chimp Haven is Home Act was passed. This law closed a loophole in the CHIMP Act and prohibits chimpanzees retired from medical research to be returned to laboratories.



Most of the chimps that come to this sanctuary have lived 30+ years on concrete in cages, subject to hundreds of sedations, biopsies and many were infected with the HIV virus. Others come from private homes, kept in rusty cages, beaten and neglected. Henry was one of those chimps. He had never socialized with other chimps and had to be slowly introduced to the group and monitored carefully. His group helped mentor him on how to be a chimp and he has made remarkable progress.

Henry


Just recently the National Institutes of Health decided to retire hundreds of federally owned chimpanzees. They have voted to limit the amount of chimps in research facilities to 50 national wide. This is going to cause Chimp Haven’s chimp population to increase dramatically!!!



Chimp Haven is located in Lousiana outside of Shreveport. It has 200 acres of treed land with large acreage for large social groups and private areas for those who like to be solitary. They provide medication for those infected with HIV and Hepetitis.

We saw this on the CBS news last week and decided instead of giving each other birthday presents we would give to the charity of each others choice. Since Mr. P’s birthday is just around the corner he wanted a donation to Chimp Haven. Besides monetary donations the chimps have a wish list, here is a partial:

• Large Paint Brushes (plastic preferred)
• Canvas to paint on
• New toothbrushes, combs, brushes
• DVDs – nature shows, cartoons, PG movies
• CDs – nature, world music, classical
• Water Misters
• New Halloween masks
• Used percussion instruments (maracas, tambourines, etc.)
They have many more items that they need.



Their web site is

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48. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
11:03 PM GMT on February 18, 2013
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47. calpoppy
9:59 PM GMT on February 18, 2013
Pics are comming! Just have to find the time (puppies are taking most of it up) to upload them.
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46. GardenGrrl
11:05 AM GMT on February 18, 2013
Puppies and peacocks and guineas oh my!
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45. BriarCraft
9:59 PM GMT on February 17, 2013
It's Sunday. Puppy Day, if I'm not mistaken. And don't tell me you and Mr. Poppy are suckers. You know that you want when you see it -- just that, nothing more. I expect to see some puppy pics here tomorrow or the next day!
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44. SBKaren
1:14 AM GMT on February 17, 2013
Puppy pics!!!!!!
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43. calpoppy
9:18 PM GMT on February 16, 2013
Hi SP! The adoption people know suckers when they see them! After Mr.P met the one and he signed the adoption papers, I got a text from the lady saying the pups sister is so cute too. They are best friends. Lol!! Okay got us! She isn't the cutest pup from the pic I saw, but there was something about her. We caved big time.

Mr P really wanted to guineas. He has for a few years. They are good watchdogs and terrific bug eaters. And actually since the Darwin award winning guinea went to guinea heaven or someones stomach things have been really good.
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42. sp34n119w
9:44 PM GMT on February 15, 2013
New puppies! Hurray :) Can't wait to "meet" them (you know you can't pick just one).

Why did you get guineas to start with? Eggs? Or just because they're cute? Just curious. It kinda sounds like they're more trouble than they are worth! They do look pretty in your pics, though, along with the peafowl. And you have the most regal looking coyotes I've ever seen. Thanks for sharing the photos :)





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41. calpoppy
9:03 PM GMT on February 15, 2013
A fly by on my own blog, thanks for the V day greetings, I will be back later to talk :)) Found a pup, maybe 2, will pick up sunday. Happy day!!!!
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40. WatchinTheSky
5:28 PM GMT on February 14, 2013


The search is on!
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39. GardenGrrl
5:44 AM GMT on February 14, 2013
Roxie wishes you good luck in finding a pup to fall in love with.

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38. SBKaren
1:14 AM GMT on February 14, 2013
Hi Karen! Yes that is in Astoria! I saw the picture of the tower on the town's web site. That is cool that you have been there. I am keeping my fingers crossed that my coastie son will end up there!

Here's just one of those stories that makes you go....huh?

I was working with 5th grade today and they do state reports. One girl is doing Oregon, and while I was checking her notes we feel into a conversation. She mentioned that she might move back to Oregon after promotion in June. Her mother is in the service and is requesting to be sent to Astoria next. Small world ain't it??? She misses being in Oregon but has loved her stay in Seal Beach.

I knew you weren't anywhere close to Dorner so I didn't worry about you. He was the reason our 5th graders returned from Outdoor Science School last Thursday. That's when he was in Big Bear and his truck was burned. Parents felt uncomfortable. So they told the kids they were coming back early because of the incoming snow storm. The schools are near Barton Flats - the area where the cabin burned. When that happened, he was 5 miles away from the camp. I heard that the schools that were up there were on lockdown. Sure glad it's all over.

My daughter's boyfriend went to school with the SB sheriff who was killed. Again, so glad it's all over, but unfortunately it has just begun for some people.
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37. MissNadia
9:09 PM GMT on February 13, 2013
Quoting calpoppy:
No, we are by another mountain range. The crazy guy was about an hour away to the east of us. Thanks for asking. Oh my son was interviewed by the weather chan nel for 30min. About the Kullak!
That looked like a nasty operation...glad everyone is back safely... I'll try to catch the broadcast.
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36. Proserpina
8:30 PM GMT on February 13, 2013
What a great idea to earmark b'day donations to this worthy cause.

We do need medical research but it breaks my heart to know how much these helpless creatures suffer. How I wish there were some other way to do research.
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35. WatchinTheSky
8:13 PM GMT on February 13, 2013
What kind of kitty indeed! Kitty would need to be happy staying inside (yotes outside) and get along with my avatar :) Grasshopper was a petite tortoise shell, but not necessarily looking for a repeat.
Starting to watch the shelters for possibilities.

So Darwin thinned the flock (the rasp?), it happens.

Nice weather week ahead!
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34. calpoppy
6:42 PM GMT on February 13, 2013
No, we are by another mountain range. The crazy guy was about an hour away to the east of us. Thanks for asking. Oh my son was interviewed by the weather chan nel for 30min. About the Kullak!
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33. MissNadia
5:18 PM GMT on February 13, 2013
Hi Mrs Poppy,

Are you near where that crazy man Doner is hiding out ?
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32. Ylee
8:53 AM GMT on February 13, 2013
Good luck on finding a pup, cal! Surely there'll be one to fit the bill!
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31. calpoppy
3:10 AM GMT on February 13, 2013
Hi WTS! What kind of kitty?
The real dumb Guinea is no more. Coyote attack early this morning, the peafowl performed beautifully, flying to safety. I thought I had stopped it with chasing the one yote away but we are missing the really dumb guinea, the pitbull lavender one. Electric fence is now charged, still looking for pup.

Hi GG! I really like the peafowl, they have a cool honk sound they make and are really something when they fly.

No new blog, what else is new. Spent way to much time on rescue web sites and filling out adoption forms to do a new blog. Mr. P and I still haven't come to an 'agreement' on the right pup, LOL! He can pick this one, but the next one is mine.....

I have seen such wonderful puppies, I am becoming obsessed!

Everyone have a WUnderful week!
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30. GardenGrrl
11:06 AM GMT on February 12, 2013
Hi, after the guinea link (yikes) I started following peacock links, then parakeets...
There are some really funny and beautiful peacock videos.
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29. WatchinTheSky
3:12 AM GMT on February 12, 2013
Oh no, dumber than dirt! Going down hill :)

Picking a new pup (or kitty) definitely requires some thought. We are beginning to think about a new kitty.

More snow for Sunday??
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28. calpoppy
9:19 PM GMT on February 11, 2013
Hi Karen! Yes that is in Astoria! I saw the picture of the tower on the town's web site. That is cool that you have been there. I am keeping my fingers crossed that my coastie son will end up there!

Hi Shore! Glad you stopped in and saw where Chimp Haven was. That would be so cool if you can go there and bring them some of their wish list things!!!

The Coasties do a lot of cliff rescue training in that area, all is dangerous.

Hi WTS! Border collie or part Heeler. I know for sure Lab will be part of the mix. We actually did want one with some herding instinct!! Those Guineas are dumber then dirt not just rocks now!!! LOL! The peafowl manage to fly in and out of their area, the Guineas will fly out but not back in. They will have to learn or well they will be dinner for someone!!

Well, the little pup I fell in love with on line has been adopted (good for the little guy). Mr. P is a little picky about the type of pup he wants so it may be awhile! All of the dogs we have had together have just shown up on the property, so we had no choice in the matter. Now we feel that we have done a lot of rescue work and now want to pick the pup we want. I keep on looking on line and spreading the word. So if anyone knows of Lab/Heeler pups let me know! Or a free yellow lab pup would be cool too! Gotta be a pup though, can't be past 3 months old. The little guy needs to bond with us so he doesn't get scared and just keeps on going.

New blog tomorrow! I hope!!

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27. WatchinTheSky
6:39 PM GMT on February 11, 2013
Are you sure you don't need a Border Collie? I hear they are great herders!!

Those guineas on the link were LOUD.

Yay for your snow. We have yet to get close this year, a bit of winter left - maybe we'll make it to Julian when they have some.

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26. shoreacres
11:57 PM GMT on February 10, 2013
Gosh, I'm glad I got here before you changed blogs. I'm just amazed by the chimp sanctuary. First, I'm glad it exists. Secondly, I literally have been within a few miles of it!

On a trip to Mississippi, I wanted to go up to Mooringsport and see Huddie Ledbetter's grave. Lo and behold, that's the neighborhood where the sanctuary is. It's not a far drive at all - when I looked at the list of things they need, and saw they have days when you can visit... Well! I just might have to put it on the itinerary.

Oh, gosh - Astoria is beautiful. But that Columbia River gorge is something else. I've seen some of the footage of Coast Guard training there - that's tough duty!
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25. SBKaren
11:45 PM GMT on February 10, 2013
Get the little sister too! I'm glad you'll share pics and I just KNEW you had to get snow. They were predicted the level to be down to 2500'!!!

I'm not sure we'll have 'beach' weather, but it will sure make it into the upper 60s, which I find to be quite nice!

Read your son might be transferred to Astoria, OR. We drove up there in 1992. My daughter and I walked up to the top of the tower there.



You wouldn't be that far from the Columbia River Gorge and that has the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen in my LIFE!
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24. calpoppy
10:24 PM GMT on February 10, 2013
Hi Karen! We did get snow, in fact I left early on Friday because the snow was starting to stick on the roads. Everyone on the highway was being very respectful of the conditions, just took me a little longer to get home which was fine by me. Love those big white flakes when your driving! It has been cold, but I hear you will be warming up quite a bit by the end of the week! Beach weather!

When we do get a pup he/she will be well documented in pics, LOL!!!

I e-mailed the rescue group on the pup we liked, a lab mix. They call him Spirit. And his sister is a little darlin' too!!!
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23. SBKaren
9:44 PM GMT on February 10, 2013
Did you get snow? you had to get snow....and you're getting a pup? Pictures...all the way!!!

I know what you mean about all the dogs at shelters. Lots of chihuahua mixes and pit bulls too. Kind of sad huh.

We got .19" of precipitation on Friday. I don't think we got any yesterday....I don't think. It spit on me this morning, but nothing else. Very cloudy and COLD though!
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22. calpoppy
9:41 PM GMT on February 10, 2013
Hi GG! Neat link on the raptors! Thanks!

Hi Briar! Thanks for the answer on the Primate sanctuary! I was a bit worried that they were still in cages! Some of the succulents will come back, but the Aloe that I have had for years won't. I had to laugh at your don't give up on those succulents to fast! I always say that to my customers about any of their plants! LOL! But I do know that most of them will not come back because of the type of succulents they are :((

Hi Ylee! I do believe they are and after you listen to the video that I put up a link to you wouldn't blame us,LOL!!!

If any of you wondered what Guineas sound like this is the best yet of the youtube videos I looked at. Guineas are insane!!

Link

We are actively looking for a pup!!!! YEA!! Found a couple of possibles on a rescue website, to cute for words. I can't believe they will still be available but we know the mix we want or sorta want, and the size, so we will take our time looking.

I haven't looked for a pup on shelter sites before and I am amazed at the pitbull or pitbull mixes that are out there!!! Really, really sad! We don't want a pitbull mix AT ALL. It seems like 1/2 of the dogs in the shelters are pitbulls and the other 1/2 are chihuahuas!

Had a very interested coyote checking out the peafowl. You could see him scent, then he went into stealth approach. The peafowl were in the outer pen and somewhat safe. But now we are re-doing the electric fence and putting it on a timer, so it comes on at night. Not sure I want fried Guinea yet! They would peck at the electric wire. So we want a dog, 60-75 lbs. that would be a good protector. We love the coyotes as you all well know but I don't want to see a pile of feathers out there also. It seems we are doing everything backwards, LOL! Oh well. The yotes have never bothered the chickens but they sure liked the looks of the peafowls.

Pictures are coming but probably on a new blog in the next couple of days.

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21. Ylee
7:34 AM GMT on February 10, 2013
Are guineas good eatin'? ;' )

Hope you're having a good weekend!
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20. BriarCraft
4:05 AM GMT on February 09, 2013
Sorry it's taken me so long to get back around here.

Hi Briar! I knew there were more places like chimp haven, glad to see there is one near you. I did notice the cages in your pictures, are they still kept that way or is that for the sick or injured primates?

Most monkeys come from tropical jungles, so they can't stay outside here for half the year. Also, some of the monkeys are not socialized. One, in particular, has a pet pigmy goat because it can't get along with any other monkeys. Unfortunately, some of the monkeys are in large cages forever; others only seasonally. All of the cages, except in the quarantine area, are roomy with nests and things to climb on and toys to play with. The monkeys that can get along have enclosed skywalks to travel between their indoor cage and their outdoor play areas.

Thanks for the update on your guineas and peafowl. nice to know they're doing well. I'd love to see a picture of that little lavender pitbull!

And you're revitalizing your greenhouse and have tomatoes started. Spring is just around the corner. Yippee! I'll be starting my tomatoes, peppers, and basil in about 3 weeks. I'm looking forward to it.

Don't give up on those succulents too fast. I've seen succulents come back from the root even when the top has turned to mush from a freeze.
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19. GardenGrrl
2:15 PM GMT on February 08, 2013
Hi, may have to get you some farm corgis to keep the guineas in check. Although my city grrl Roxie is "sheriff" of the small dog park (she breaks up dogs playing a bit to vigorously), I think guineas may be a bit much.
Peacocks can get really tame. I met one at a zoo that let me pet it :)

Now here is a link I found at Bugs blog that fits your theme.

Raptor Rescue Cams
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18. calpoppy
3:30 PM GMT on February 05, 2013
Hi WTS! SF let the game get away in the first half, to bad I think they might have won it if they had kept it close. I thought I would be out today to take pics of the birds, as they are out and about. The peafowl are so docile, the guineas, well they just about got themselves booted out for good. They attacked my little silkies, Tofu and Foo. I was none to happy about that!!!

More later on how to herd peafowl and guineas!! LOL!

Hi SP! Glad to see you and WTS got rain too. We had all of .06 of rain. Whoohoo! Maybe my storm that is late coming will pay off.

That is neat about the Darwin Twitter! I will have to tell my oldest about it, he is a fan of Darwin!
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17. sp34n119w
9:34 PM GMT on February 04, 2013
I got rain Saturday, too! It wasn't in the forecast in the early afternoon, I don't think, but it was there sometime after it started. Not much, anyway, but water ran in the gutters.

I sometimes see Charles Darwin on Twitter - someone (@cdarwin) is tweeting quotes from "The Voyage of the Beagle" each day - and today's quote is:
"Walked with Musters to a high hill N by E of Praya. Saw a large flock of guinea fowl, & their usual companion & destroyer the wild cat"
so, naturally, I thought of you and your guineas :)
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16. WatchinTheSky
6:14 PM GMT on February 04, 2013
The ground got wet the other night here too, but the rain gauge said otherwise! That southern moisture flow made for some very nice temps over the weekend. Maybe rain coming Thursday-Sat?? Maybe snow for you??!!
No superbowl trophy for Cali this year, oh well. At least it became interesting in the second half - so close. Amusing (for a while) listening to the announcers go on about the partial power out :)

No pics of the birds?
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15. calpoppy
8:55 PM GMT on February 03, 2013
Hi GG! Love the kite flyer, you know he is deaf and in his eighties.

Beautiful day today!! Rained some last night, was nice to wake up to moist soil.

We opened up the one side of the chicken coop on the top, so if the peafowl and the guineas want to go for a stroll they can. I doubt there will be any takers for awhile as they don't seem to be inclined to go anywhere. The guineas should be known as the pitbulls of the avian world!!!! Nobody messes with a guniea. I saw the small lavender one attach itself to the big pearl ones neck and get dragged around the yard. That bird did not let go!! Crazy guineas! And LOUD, they have found their voices. The male makes only a one note sound kinda like a cross between a duck and a goose. The females make two tone noises that are very LOUD! But I really do like them, despite their pitbull attitudes, they are smart. Humans haven't dumbed them down yet.

The peafowl are very docile and actually friendly. Nothing seems to bother them. They are getting big and more and more colorful! The one that has displayed all along was displaying today and looked to be stuck in that position, very funny!

Planted my tomato seeds today in their seed starting containers. Also planted some sweet peas and GG's larkspur seeds she so generously shared with me. Thanks GG! More lettuce, kale and spinach in the greenhouse. Took stock of my poor plants in the greenhouse that I should have brought into the house during that cold spell. My aloes and some other different succulents I have had for years that were gifts from customers look like they are no more. My gardenia looked terrific though, my freesias not so terrific. Won't have blooms on them this year :((

More garden notes on the inside, got two out of three orchids to re-bloom. That was my criteria to getting more orchids. If I can get them to re-bloom. No use having just leaves, LOL! Violets are blooming up a storm and so is my Christmas cactus (zygo cactus). This one is a pretty gold color that I grabbed a piece off of one that I was selling a few years ago (a job perk to be able to take leaves) it blooms from November to spring.

Back outside to enjoy the day before the SUPER BOWL. My second one, I am routing for the Cali team, even though the young man that the movie Blind Side was about is playing for the Ravens. Gotta to go with Cali!
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14. GardenGrrl
9:57 PM GMT on January 31, 2013
Wow! that kite flying guy is amazing. For all the crud they put on the evening news, there is so much that is wonderful and heart warming.
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13. calpoppy
2:38 PM GMT on January 31, 2013
Hi WTS! It is crazy that he has such control, and each kite has two strings! I was impressed by the landings since mine had always crashed to the ground and became several pieces.

Hu SP!! Good to see your avatar about the blogs :)) I think when you are doing something to help and you see some results you can overcome the emotional. Not to say they they don't crash every once in awhile. I for sure would!

Hi Briar! I knew there were more places like chimp haven, glad to see there is one near you. I did notice the cages in your pictures, are they still kept that way or is that for the sick or injured primates?

Bad news , Taz the nursery cat is missing, 3 days now! We are all very upset about it. I was just to the point of finding her a home. W e are going to put up signs in case someone took her home. We really miss her!!!!
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12. BriarCraft
10:53 PM GMT on January 30, 2013
Great idea to to give to a favorite charity instead of buying birthday presents!

I'm glad to see that chimps have such a wonderful place to retire to. Being in Louisiana, it's even warm enough for them to be able to enjoy the outdoors for most of the year. I understand, though certainly don't like, that chimps and other primates have to be used for research, but at least now they get to enjoy something resembling a normal life with others of their kind.

There is a similar sanctuary for monkeys not far from me near Longview, WA, the Coastal Primate Sanctuary, which provides "lifetime care in a humane and enriching environment to unwanted, orphaned or crippled monkeys that originate from private owners, from government agencies, and to those retiring from a life of research."





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11. sp34n119w
8:25 PM GMT on January 30, 2013
Wonderful blog entry. I'm amazed at the strength and compassion of those who care for ex-experimental animals. I think my heart would break. All the more reason to support them.

Wow that guy really is amazing! I've flown those - I say that figuratively, as they mostly nose-dived - and it's hard with just one! That video was a joy to watch :)

Glad you got a bit of snow! Sorry it may be the last of it :-/
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10. WatchinTheSky
5:08 PM GMT on January 30, 2013
Alright, what sort of mystical magic is that! And why doesn't that end up as a giant knotted pile of spaghetti?
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9. calpoppy
1:13 AM GMT on January 29, 2013
Ok, it worked right video!!! This guy is to amazing for words!!!
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8. calpoppy
1:11 AM GMT on January 29, 2013
The video in #6 is not the one I wanted to post, how funny. I had watched the dolphin one and then went to the one I wanted to show everyone. So hopefully this is correct, LOL!!!

Link
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7. SBKaren
12:58 AM GMT on January 29, 2013
cal - briar posted that same video on her blog. We saw just a portion of it on the news! Amazing!
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6. calpoppy
9:11 PM GMT on January 28, 2013
Something beautiful!

Link
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5. calpoppy
8:34 PM GMT on January 28, 2013
Hi WTS! I thought it was a worthy blog idea! I saw a system coming in on the 4th and 5th, thought it might be a cold one. Did Mrs. WTS get any pics of Alaska?

Tomorrow in honor of Mr. P's BD I am making Italian Sunday Gravy. It has in it baby back ribs, meatballs, hot italian sausage and a very hearty sauce. It also has prociutto in the meatballs. The most expensive ham ever!!! Luckily this only called for 2 oz. Your talking $80.00 a pound here folks!!! People usually eat prociutto very thinly sliced wrapped around a slice of cantalope, I had some recently wrapped around an Italian breadstick (Yummy!). Should be a fun day cooking!

The Guinea fowl have found their voices, man can they holler!!! Especially when the UPS truck comes, LOL!

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4. WatchinTheSky
5:31 PM GMT on January 28, 2013
Nice topic, I have been seeing this story for the last week or so. The chimps (other animals as well) have been put through a lot for our benefit - nice that at least some get a decent reprieve. I hope the Shreveport facility gets support.

Last snow for a while, I think!
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3. calpoppy
2:48 PM GMT on January 28, 2013
Hi Karen! The CBS news with Scott Pelley. I don't know why we never had thought about donating for our birthdays before. I have for grandson Brody plus other things for him. For christmas Brody got a Bison calf, well I donated in his name to help the Bison in Yellowstone. :))

Hi GG! So many worthy charities out there!! I have done the chickens for third world people too, The Heifer Project is such a great idea! Instead of giving food to people give then something that would be life sustaining!!

It snowed last evening, heavy but brief. Still nice!!

My son was interviewed by the Weather Chanel for about 30 minutes last week. It was about his involvement with the Kulluk. He is hoping that they don't show it, mom is hoping otherwise!! The boss of the crew of the weather channel is still mad that his crew went on holiday over the holidays. Even though he told them to, lol!!
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2. GardenGrrl
10:52 AM GMT on January 28, 2013
Cool blog, saw it at work when you posted. Was really tempted to log on so I could say "first".
My sister always says she doesn't want anything for Christmas or her birthday. So I've had trees planted in her name. Sent chickens and goats to the third world for her. This year she may rescue chimpanzees.
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1. SBKaren
12:16 AM GMT on January 28, 2013
First!!!and what a great blog. What CBS snow did you see??? Never knew there was such a place, and what a thoughtful way to celebrate your birthdays.
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