Our adoption scheme has been even more successful than Darrell and I ever imagined it would be when we first started rescuing abandoned and unloved monkeys from e-bay. Most of our adoptees have gone on the bus with their bus fare to their new homes, to be greeted at the bus stop by their new families, but as Auntie Jan and Vinnie had an event on in Manchester, I asked if I could hitch a ride and take, Benji to his new home in a personal one to one , meet and greet type nature to his new residence with Chris and Roger.
All I can say is Benji is one lucky monkey, his new home and garden are beautiful and Chris and Roger are a couple with a whole plethora of interests …. Benji was very excited to learn that he will be partaking in canoeing and cycling, dancing and barber shop harmony…. and may also have the opportunity to take on the role of marshall at the next World Naked Cycle Ride through Manchester!
Vinnie was a little envious of this role of a voluntary type nature, as he has never been involved in such an interesting event. Benji said he hoped he would be allowed to wear an extra long marshalling tabard, but you could see in his eyes that he was ready to embrace the occassion when it eventually presented itself!
Benji sat in the kitchen, with a smile as broad as a Cheshire cat on his face, the smell of fresh coffee was wafting in the air and Danish pastries and posh chocolate biscuits (the ones that contain proportionally more chocolate content than biscuit content) had been laid out on a tray …..
….. and I had no qualms about leaving him.
Arrivederci Benji, ciao, and don’t be a stranger!