Archive for February 29th, 2012


The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary by Andrew Westoll. Hapercollins 2011.

The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary tells the story of Andrew Westoll’s experiences with the chimpanzees at Fauna Sanctuary over a summer that he spent as a volunteer living and working with the chimps. Along the way, Andrew details the background of the Sanctuary chimps and lets the reader get to know each chimp as an individual. Background information about chimp experimentation brings the reader up to date on the state of chimp research in the United States. The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary is also the story of Gloria Grow, who established the sanctuary in 1997. The trailer below, by Andrew Westoll gives you a look at the Sanctuary and its chimpanzee residents. For more about the sanctuary and chimps, visit Willow Books linked here.

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I got a phone call yesterday morning, a flower delivery service asking if I would be home to accept a delivery. Flowers? For me? Who would be sending me flowers?

When the arrangement arrived, I was surprised to find that it was sent by the furnace installation company that had recently installed our new furnace. Wow! I am totally impressed.

We are very satisfied with our new furnace, a high efficiency model that is working perfectly. But flowers as well? Whoa, I certainly recommend Atel Air to anyone in their Eastern Ontario service range.

Now I am enjoying both the new furnace and the cheerful bouquet. Thanks guys!

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