Happy Fourth of July!
Doing anything cool and fun for the 4th of July? Even though I don't live in the U.S., I have lots of friends there. And, some of them take "red, white and blue" to the next level. Check out more of my freedom lovin friends via @buzzfeed!
Here at Chimfunshi, my mom and I like to do our part to celebrate #4thofJuly with our American friends by having a braai. Braai=BBQ Our U.S. buddies really love their hot dogs. We learned via #RachaelRay that July is National Hot Dog Month. Do you know how many hot dogs are eaten between Memorial Day and Labor Day? View (video) via @RachaelRayShow to find out! The number is unbelievable... My mom also learned some new and yummy ways to grill'em via Rachael's video. Who knew there was a Taco Dog! Let me know what your favorite toppings are.
Happy Fourth of July!
You can never have too many friends! The fun part is you never know who you'll become friends with or where you'll meet your next friend--around the corner, at school, in the pool, via a friend--you never know. I came to Chimfunshi as a scared, baby hippo and now I'm the "Queen of Chimfunshi" with endless friends--from chimps to chickens.
As a young teenager, I loved nothing more than milk, hanging out with my friends and playing in the pool. So, my dream day included being in the pool--getting by milk-- followed by a little loving from my chimp and human friends.
For me Father's Day is bittersweet since my dad, Dave, passed away. However, it's a wonderful time remember all the fun times we shared.
Dave was a great dad--fun and caring. He tried being tough but I knew he was a softie. He always got a kick out me running into the house and beating the dogs to the couch. The couch was my favorite spot to hang out with the family and sleep.
I'm very proud of my dad. Bet you didn't know he was responsible for designing the free-range enclosures for the chimps. Mom and Dad gave up a portion of the ranch to do this. When Dave first designed these enclosures in 1983, it was considered revolutionary and his enclosure design was followed by many sanctuaries. Pretty cool! What is one of the things that make you proud of your dad--besides everything? Let me know.
Happy Hippo Billy
First, I'm a girl and a hippopotamus who can't wait to introduce you to ALL my friends and share my journey.