DAY 13 ~ REMINDS YOU OF CHILDHOOD
Meet Zip. He is my monkey. He is my friend. :)
He is 35 years old. If you click on the picture to enlarge it, you can see the "K" I marked on his shoe... He's mine... do you feel the love yet? :)
When I was a little girl I was incredibly in love with the idea of having a chimpanzee. I REALLY wanted one BAD. I imagined dressing him up and he would be like my little brother (I think being the baby of 6 really messed with me, lol).
Well, even though I was a cute kid and had "baby" status...Mom informed me that I would not be able to have a little chimpanzee to dress and feed and love... oh how sad. Instead, she told me to pick out a special toy from the JC Penney Catalog.
So I sat at the dining table and thumbed through the pages and almost fell out of my chair when I saw Zip. He was PERFECT. At that time, he wore a yellow t-shirt with the name ZIP in red letters, a little red hat, held a banana in his hand, AND if you squeezed his arm, he would squeek!
Mom ordered this gift just for me, and I waited and waited (it wasn't like it is nowadays, no 2 day delivery...AND we lived in England). One day I came home from school and my Mom sat me down and sang me a song... I wonder if anyone remembers this song???
Then she told me to go and look on my bed. there was Zip... in all his glory! LOL :)