Patti’s Cheery Day

Patti’s Cheery Day

Sometimes you wake up on the right side of the bed and just can’t help being happy, and Princess Patti was having one of those days! As I walked past the Front enclosure, I was surprised to see Patti lying on her back in a hammock, somewhere I’d never seen her before. As I said ‘hello’ to her, she rolled around on her back with a big, silly grin on her face. Having finished enjoying her hammock, she raced back indoors with a spring in her step.

Later, Patti shared her sunny mood with caregivers Rachel and Shayla as well, inviting them for a rare game of chase. At thirty-two years old, Patti is well and truly a grown up, but it seems that she is wise enough to know that one should never completely grow out of a bit of fun and games. She ran back and forth, laughing audibly and with a beautiful play face. As Patti came indoors, she enjoyed being tickled by Shayla, by means of stroking the bottoms of her feet with a bristly broom, and Princess Patti smiled and laughed all the more. I chimp chuckled to Patti, and she chimp chuckled back, her breathy laughter wonderful to hear. It may have been cold and wet outside, but nothing was going to rain on Patti’s parade!

Amy, Intern