Simply 6 Minutes Challenge: 08/10/2021

A new one for me to participate in. Click here to find out more and join in Christine’s prompt. I’ll point out now I am not a fast typist!!
It wasn’t me you know. They all said it was, but I can assure you it wasn’t.
I don’t even like bananas.
It’s pretty good here though. I do get fed on a regular basis, even if the chimps are a pain and always want to play. They have no manners either. And they’re noisy. Interrupts my beauty sleep.
Don’t you think I’m gorgeous?  This is my good side. The other side has a bald patch where Mavis clobbered me for being too attentive and yanked my fur for emphasis. Her loss. Looks like they’re going to try her with the new stud on the block. Good luck with that.
I see a lot you know. I might not say much, but I have one of the wardens in my pocket and she slips me an extra lolly. Garlic is so nice in the summer. The chimps get them too, but my friend looks after me.
Oh well, guess I ought to think about getting some shut eye.  The tourists wear me out, though some of their miniatures could be confused with the chimps as their behaviour and noise is very similar. Only difference is that they wear clothes. Sometimes I’m glad to just live in my skin, bald patch and all.
Yep. I am definitely handsome. Go on, pucker up and I’ll give you a kiss.

226 words.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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22 Responses to Simply 6 Minutes Challenge: 08/10/2021

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  2. Delightful rendering of life from his side of things! I think some children are indiscernible from chimps too. LOL

  3. trishsplace says:

    Hey Di, good one! I write into a notebook (with the timer on) then type it up.

  4. Thanks for participating Di! I love the takes when we “hear” what these animals might really be saying! I don’t doubt if they really look at humans pointing and have a laugh at all of us! Glad you liked the picture!

    • Lovely picture Christine. Monkey World was not that far from my home town and we had some lovely visits there. The grounds were wonderful and the apes fascinating. Amy was an orangutan and quite a character.

      • I watch some of the animal shows and it is so amazing to me how all animals are so smart…especially apes and monkeys!

      • The TV series was exactly like it was on our visits. The staff there really care about the apes and do their homework when introducing new ones to a group.

      • I have toyed with getting a job at the zoo. I would love it. The problem is that it is 45 minutes drive from me and the pay is so minimal. I would probably spend more money in gas for the car than I would get in a paycheck! Maybe someday…I won’t rule it out.

      • I did work in a dog kennels for a few months. I loved the dogs, didn’t have a problem clearing up after them, but certainly had an issue with the owner who had no organisation skills and let the dogs run around in their own poop rather than wait until I cleaned the kennel run.

      • Ugh! I watch a show called Pitbulls and Parolees. It is based out of Louisiana I believe. I would love to work in a shelter but I think I would be so sad for all the dogs with no one to love them and take them home.

      • This lady was a breeder and a Crufts Best of Breed owner. The dogs were commodities, walking dollar signs, and much as I loved working with the dogs, I couldn’t work with her. Like you, I don’t think I could work in a shelter as I’d want to bring them all home. There is always room in my heart for a dog, and we are looking.

      • Aw, I hope you find the perfect new baby!!! Do you have tons of shelters near you, like we do here in the states? Here I can’t even imagine going to buy a dog, there are so many that need homes. One of the problems here, I think, is that the dogs are quite expensive to adopt, which deters people. I think a lot of people think they would like to give a dog or a cat a home but why pay so much? A while back I was in a pet store that had cats for adoption. There was one cat, 14 years old, and they wanted something like $75 for adoption. At 14 years old give it to whoever wants it!!!! I mean you won’t have it for that long and why not just let it be loved for the rest of its life?

      • We have several shelters/rescues within a 30 mile radius, and costs are quite reasonable. However, the problem we have is access. None are open yet for viewings and we cannot make a choice from a photograph (I love them all) as we believe the dog has to choose us. Another is the ones that are of interest have either already been reserved, or have ‘issues’. We have no problem taking in a dog with no children or even being the only pet, but someone like me who loves dogs and fuss them all when we’re out could not be good for our furbaby if he doesn’t socialise well with other dogs. Puppies here are £1000 plus, so we are not going to be pulled in by someone’s greed to make a profit and will take our time. I agree with you about elderly animals though. Let them be loved for the remainder of their life without a price tag.

      • Good luck! I would wait too. Dogs do pick the people. Now that we live in a populated area, Brody has become such a friendly pooch. He loves saying hello to everyone and I am glad about that. We had a dog a long time ago that we couldn’t bring anywhere. He was okay with humans but that was it. Much easier to enjoy a walk when you don’t have to worry about some sort of dog fight or injury.

      • Thanks Chris. Meanwhile we have had Kela for the day so I’m still getting my puppy fixes.

  5. Reblogged this on Stine Writing and commented:
    Di joined in this week with a great take on this guy! Thanks for the contribution!

  6. Carol anne says:

    Awe! This was so nice! Way to go di! 😁😎

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