Tuesday, August 28, 2012


There is more sadness to express, I am afraid.  Last week we lost our beautiful old Black Spider Monkey, Susie.  She was elderly - into her late 30's or even early 40's, although we don't know the exact date of her birth.  She died very peacefully in her sleep.  She will be very much missed in the barn, especially by her companion of many years, George.  Mr. Jenkins, who lives next door and is another Spider Monkey, is also grieving for Susie.  And of course all of the two-leggeds who help out in the barn are very saddened by her absence.
But we all know that Susie had 10 great years at the Farm.  She may have had a challenging life prior to arriving at Story Book with George in 2003, but since her arrival she has been loved and treated with respect and gentleness by everyone who has come into contact with her.

Susie loved to rest outside on her platform in the summer months.  She would spend the whole day out there, just soaking up the warmth of the sun.

Susie was always hard to photograph because she was so dark - but she loved to come over to see whatever was going on, and if she was feeling especially friendly toward you on any particular day, she would give you a hug with her tail.  That was a great honour!

We know she is resting in peace.