Friday, January 26, 2007

Judy Goes Ape Cleaning the Bathroom

Cleaning the bathroom. It's a nasty job, but it has to be done. You have to learn to do it at some point. Unless, of course, you live in The Glades or someplace like that where everyone has a cleaning lady.

If you have kids, you can teach them to do it. But usually threats are involved, and you end up having to redo the job when they're done anyway.

But if you're from Little Rock, Arkansas, there's another way to get the job done. Just get Judy the Chimpanzee to do it. Judy, a 120-pound primate from the Little Rock Zoo, escaped from her cage, went into her keeper's bathroom, picked up a toilet brush and cleaned the toilet. Keeper Ann Rademacher says the 37-year-old Judy was a house pet before the zoo acquired her in 1988, so she may have been familiar with housekeeping chores. Judy wrung out a sponge and scrubbed down the fridge.

There may yet be hope for my kids.

On the other hand, while escaped, Judy rummaged through a refrigerator where chimp snacks are stored. She opened kitchen cupboards, pulled out juice and soft drinks and took a swig from bottles she managed to open.

There's just no telling what those monkeys will try to get into.


At January 30, 2007, Blogger Neal said...

I guess if you have a pet ape, it's worthwhile to teach it to clean up after itself.


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