Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Introducing My Baby


Welcome to this week's a 2 z: Take 2
and the letter I.

Okay, so I've been holding out on you guys. Quite awhile back we had a new addition to our family and we've just kept it under wraps, but now it's time to introduce you to my baby...

Toby.

Toby is a six year old white face capuchin monkey. He's my perpetual 2 year old who ran straight into my heart and anchored himself there with all five appendages. Let me tell ya, that tail of his is force to be reckoned with!

Back a few weeks ago, Toby went to visit the vet. Other than become irate because he couldn't throw a toy out of his carrier, he did fantastic. Of course, the trip home was much quieter in the car than the way there. By the time we were on our way home, it was nap time and he dozed off as I stroked him through the grid-doorway.

I'm amazed at how similar he is to my five children. Toby is my "other child" and is very much considered part of the family. Even more than our beloved dogs and cats--because he lives in the house with us and he changed our lives so much when he came. When Jim and the kids come in from work or school they have to go straight back to say hi to Toby because he can hear them and will screech until they go back. He may not be in our main living area of the house, but he's very tuned in to all the goings on and participates from a distance.

When Toby is good, he's very good.
But when he's bad, he's very bad.

The nice thing?
He lives in his cage and comes out when we take him out. Always on a leash, always fully supervised.

Toby changed our lives. In a good way. He drastically changed my life since I'm his primary care-giver and trainer. It's been a good change and has added a whole lotta monkey business to my life. And that's a good thing, even if it makes me maid-to-a-monkey. =)

So now you've met the whole family. I just couldn't wait for the letter M so I chose I to Introduce him. LoL.

If you're joining us for the a2z: Take 2 meme by posting on your blog this week about the letter I, be sure to add your name and the link to that particular post in the linky gadget here.

12 comments:

  1. I didn't know it was legal to have a monkey as a pet! He is cute! He will make for some interesting story material!

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  2. Oh he is a cutie! What fun your kids must have with that guy! And I thought my Lab was complicated! Ha!

    By the way, am learning some things with my change to Wordpress. Some of my blogspot visitors had told me of the difficulties they had with leaving comments. I've found it impossible to leave them at a blogspot set up with a Wordpress ID when the "prove you're not a robot" thingy is there. It just keeps saying that the words are wrong until I give up or sign in from blogger. Thought you'ld like to know.

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  3. Thanks for letting me know, Marji. I've been getting slammed with spammers and thought I'd add the security word to slow them down. Sorry about the nuisance.

    Barb, some states it's not legal, and some states have other laws so you have to check.

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  4. I think there's a story there Patty. LOL

    I bet the boys are having a blast with him; the girls too.

    Blessings.

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  5. Sooooo cute! I'm so glad you introduced him today. He looks so huggable.

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  6. Anonymous11:42 AM

    Wow! Really cool. I'm a bit jealous! Carleigh would love to have one like him. Have fun! Dan

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  7. Looks like a handfull.
    :-)

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  8. Toby's so cute. Thank you for introducing him to us.

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  9. Sounds like fun! I've heard they are very, very intelligent.

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  10. What a cutie and i bet he is part of the family! Patty must tell you again how much I am enjoying this meme. Thanks for hosting it.

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  11. Hi, Toby! (from Annika too :D) Glad he's "out of the closet." ;)

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