I am very interested today in talking about this issue.
"The Baby Book" was written because of my need to share good information with as many people as I can. There are thousands of people who have monkeys living I their homes and thousands who are thinking about getting one.
When Silly Willy came into my life, it was a time of incredible change. There was not only hurt and loss in my private life but there were also many changes happening in living in our world with primates. So many rules and regulations were changing then and are still changing in our country about having monkeys as pets.
****Because of these many changes that were happening in the world of primates, it was necessary to really get clear with myself about how I would handle and raise my precious little boy monkey.
I believe in educating everyone about primates and that is how I have spent (soon to be 25 years) of my life. The book series is here to help you interested caregivers make the best possible choices for your life and the life of your monkeys, who will be living out their lives in captivity.
In the first “The Living With Monkeys” book, “The Baby Book,” we have a chapter about leads and leashes. Throughout the book I am repeatedly speaking about safety, early programming, and giving you truthful information about many things that a monkey caregiver can (and will) be confronted with.
****When a baby monkey comes to you it will be so easy to carry around with you and take many places.
People will say so many types of things to you as you are doing this. Some good of course and some not so good. The thing that I wish most for people to see and try to understand is the emotional connection that I have with my monkeys, and for them to walk away from their knowing that it is a big responsibility to care for a monkey, in many cases for more than 40 years.
****When I am doing what I do with people and my monkeys, it is my first responsibility to be alert and interested in their safety and well-being.
The type of leads and leashes that I use is clearly reflects my choice to feel safe and secure with them out in public. Recently I have been looking at some new things to do this with. It is so much fun to learn new things and to network with other monkey people so that I can see how they are choosing to do things differently. I believe in makings changes with these wonderful primates.
****(SPECIAL NOTE) Thanks goes out to so many of my new monkey caregiver friends. You also are the reason that I have moved forward with this new series of books. We as a group know how important our choices can be for our beloved monks.
****A waist type of tether is great during the first part of a monkeys life, but when they grow in size and emotional maturity it is again time to make choices about their safety.
We are working on a new type of neck/waist tether that is comfortable, safe, washes and dries easily and can be removed easily from either the neck or the waist.
(Question Time) When and where can I purchase this incredible type of tether?
Well, remember I am about educating monkey caregivers. You must first learn more about your choices concerning the waist or neck tether before you can move forward in your selection of new safety devices that we are working on.
Please choose to order this first book in the series even if your monkey is not a baby anymore. This book is the foundation book for the entire series.
****Don't worry we will keep you posted on our new line of (tried and tested) waist and neck tethers.
****The monks will first be giving us their final thumbs up or thumbs down choice on them. It's just the way it has to be in my life because I live with monkeys.****
(IMPORTANT NOTE) Taking a monkey out in public or outside of your home has a big risk factor to it and comes with a very big responsibility. ((This is a red letter issue.)
Go to: www.livingwithmonkeys and give yourself a gift this “Holiday Season” order your quick and easy down-loadable copy of “Living With Monkeys” The Baby Book. It is full of monkey stories, information, and some new ways and ideas about living with a monkey in your world.