What a manic time we’ve been having! We were totally unprepared for the reaction to our appeal to find new homes for the abandoned and unloved monkeys that we had rescued from e-bay, (as we ourselves had been all those years ago), that we were found a little wanting!
But Darrell embraced his role as Gok Wan with panache and flair and sorted everyone's "look" out with aplomb. But, imagine his dismay when, after travelling on the Banga bus to Wolverhampton, with seven excited monkeys in tow, he found that Primark, have discontinued their range of shoes of a monkey sized nature…”It’s a national disgrace!” he tutted “Questions should be asked in Parliament!” What is he like?
However, despite their disappointment, the seven monkeys remained philosophical, and while Darrell, after texting me the news, took them all to McDonalds for nuggets, fries and dips, I got online and started sourcing shoes!
Although their departure to their new homes has been delayed slightly, because of the Primark shoe debacle, it has given us a chance to spend some really good quality time together…..
…. and get a few group photos taken …...
….. not an easy task, as it was nigh on impossible to get them all to sit still for too long.
Once they have all settled into their new homes we will add their photos and new names to our adoption page…..
….. along with all the news of their new life and families…. and we hope they will keep in touch in the future.
We think/hope that we will undertake a similar project again, but at the moment Darrell needs some time for quiet reflection, because despite his ebullient demeanour, he has taken each and every one very much to his heart and he will feel their departure greatly, even though he won’t show it.