Friday, August 18, 2006

Random Hormonal Stuff

Maybe it’s that I get all sentimental when it's that time of month.

Or maybe it’s that I've always felt that chimps are like one evoluntionary blip away from being human....

But I actually shed a tear when I read this article about Moe, pictured at right, who was raised by this couple as if he were their child, until he was taken away from them in a custody battle.

I think I lost it when I read about them having to share Moe's birthday cake with him in his cage at the animal ranch. Yeah, I know that's totally not the point of the article, and I kinda skimmed past the "lost testicle" part, but I just can't help but wonder:

Do you think Moe is lonely?


Anonymous Jenny said...

See, this is why you're my friend.

I totally feel so sorry for the monkey in spite of the after story.

5:17 PM  
Blogger Mona said...

Yeah, I totally feel for Moe. Poor monkey.

6:51 PM  
Blogger Crystal Breeze said...

I read the article and it is sad that they took Moe away too. This chimp was family to them and in a way I think those other chimp were jealous of the affection they were giving Moe. Maybe that is why they attacked you think?

The picture is just too cute. Sometimes I think of my kids as little chimps. I taught them how to use the potty and dress them selves and they still run around here on all four hooting and kooting like monkeys do.

12:47 AM  
Blogger Mary-LUE said...

In theory I agree that this is sad. I'm sure, if you love a chimp enough to bring him into your home, it must have been heartbreaking for them to lose custody of him. I'm sure Moe is attached to his "mommy and daddy."

However, the "every animal has good in him, you just have to bring it out" reasoning, isn't good enough for me. Some animals can be domesticated and some can't. I've always heard that chimps are very dangerous when they are grown. The reason they lost custody of him was because he hurt two people albeit not in a rip your testicles, fingers and face off kind of way.

I'm not trying to kill the cute buzz... I just can't get all those years of animal shows out of my head!

11:56 AM  
Blogger crazymumma said...

Oh it is sad, wierd,ironic, but sad.

Loved your ten commandments. Verrrry funny.

2:13 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

How sad! That poor monkey. I know how much we treat our dogs like our children; I can't imagine how an animal as smart as a monkey would deal with that change. Poor guY!

3:02 PM  
Blogger The Flip Flop Mamma! said...

Poor poor Moe!

3:37 PM  
Blogger Mommy off the Record said...

aseveremary, you have a good point that some animals aren't really meant to be domesticated. Perhaps chimps are one of those animals that are too dangerous to take chances with.

I guess I just felt it was sad to think that he is probably very closely emotionally connected to his "parents" and now has to live apart from them. Even if it has to be that way, it's still awfully sad. Moe probably doesn't understand any of it. And he had to see his parents almost killed right in front of him.

By the way, I have no idea why I'm getting so worked up over a monkey. Thanks for humoring me. I appreciate your comment. :)

3:46 PM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

I can't read stories like this about animals either. It breaks my heart when I think about them feeling sad or lonely.

(crying softly)

6:19 PM  
Blogger Mary-LUE said...


Thank you for humoring me. Even though I am a natural idealist, there is a part of me that is ultra-pragmatic. How many junior high girls tell their friends that there is no such thing as love at first sight and all you're feeling is a physical attraction. (I'm so weird!)

I never know when that side of me will pop up and I guess the chimp did it! ;)

Thanks for stopping by today. I love the company.

6:36 PM  
Blogger Gingers Mom said...

Awwww....that is so sad. Animals have feelings and he must be so sad! I'm joining you in the hormonal low....

9:36 PM  
Anonymous Izzy said...

I do think he's lonely. Chimps are highly social creatures, used to living in a group, a lot like humans. He very likely saw the couple as his "family". The whole thing is terribly sad.

3:02 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

I cried when Ross on "Friends" said good-bye to his pet monkey. Just call me a pal of the primates...

5:02 PM  
Blogger monica said...

Poor moe :(... It's so good to find your blog! LOL! I see your comments around.

7:56 PM  
Blogger lildb said...

yeah. I'm sure he is. more importantly, I'm wondering whether I need to send an overnight package of chocolatey cakes and hostess niceties... ?

or maybe a case of candy bars?

11:45 PM  
Blogger me/myself/I said...

I`m sure Moe is lonely, but I`m also sure that his life as a grown up chimp will be much better in a Zoo than as a pet.

If you`d like to read more about chimps, I recommend this site:

PS: I love your blog by the way!

1:25 AM  
Blogger fin said...

poor moe

1:02 PM  

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