Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Monkey on my back

As you can tell, I'm catching up on posting pics from the last 2
weeks. I didn't take a lot of pictures in Uganda because we were
either sick or out and about shopping or swimming most of the time.
But many of you asked about how it was living with a monkey. =)
Shida, Swahili for 'trouble/problem', is a red-tailed guenon only 11
mos. old, less than 12" tall, and fully living up to his name! The
kids were a bit nervous the first couple days, but they adjusted
well and have been missing Shida since we left. Joel especially
loved to bend over, have Shida jump on his head and then carry him
around the house 'on parade'. Between active little boys and moving
monkey, my pictures were not so great. Hopefully you get the idea.

Our gracious hosts also have two Jack Russell terriers, Tess and
Griffey who were lots of fun!


Michelle said...

When I was a kid, I used to always say I wanted a pet monkey. That phase has passed pretty much, but I think it's SO cool that you got to live with a monkey. I'm so glad the kids warmed up to Shida. I love the monkey on their heads. :)

Janine the Bean said...

What fun!