OMG, Canada – Shearling Coat Wearing Monkey Found Wandering Around Canadian Ikea
I’m going to start a series called, “OMG, Canada” because there are some things that happen in this country that make me go “Whuuuuu???!!!!”
DOESN’T THIS PICTURE JUST MAKE YOU WANT TO CRY???!!! Look at it’s poor face???!!! HE’S SO SCARED!!!!!
At first I was bemused by this news, but when I saw that picture my heart was breaking!!!
Jeff just haughtily informed me that, “Oh, that news has been allllllll around today! Eeeeeeeverybody’s been talking about it!!!! Puhleeeze, it’s been said + done already!!!! It’s YESTERDAY’S news!!!!”. Cue “Snobby High Society Man”:
“Oh my word, dear girl. Monkeys are not en vogue today. Please do check in with me yesterday.”
Well, gosh darn it all to heck!!! It’s not INTERNATIONAL NEWS!!!! People other than Canadians are reading this, mister!!!!
All I care about is this poor little stressed out, incredibly intelligent rhesus macaque who was illegally purchased probably in some underground exotic animal operation! Lil’ Rhesus was driven to Ikea with his owners, left inside the car while they went shopping for some Billy bookcases or something. Lil’ Rhesus let itself out of it’s cage, opened the car door (that was probably unlocked because hey, it’s Canada) to look for it’s owners! So smart! It is only 5 months old!!!! IT’S JUST A BABY!!!!!!
Well, animal services caught this little guy + it is now being transferred to a primate sanctuary + the owners are being charged $240 for it’s ownership. THAT’S IT!!!!???
A lot of people have made light of this situation – but I truly don’t find a confused, lost animal in distress among strange faces + automobiles to be a funny situation.